Saturday, May 07, 2011

Today -100: May 7, 1911: Of armistices, parades, and wholesale debauchery

The armistice in Mexico ends, President Díaz having made no move to resign.

A Madero-supporting newspaper in Mexico reprints the claim of a NY socialist newspaper that the US is about to invade Mexico to restore peace, and then compensate itself for its trouble by annexing another strip of Mexico south of the Rio Grande.

The women’s suffrage parade went off as planned.

The NYT notes, “There were several negro women in the parade.”

One banner: “New York State Denies the Vote to Criminals, Idiots, and Women.”

Portugal ends the Catholic Church’s status as the state religion. Priests will no longer be paid out of taxes, the state is taking over all church property, and services must be held between sunrise and sunset with a government official present. Papal bulls are not to be published without government permission.

The Colorado Legislature adjourns without electing a new US senator to replace the late Charles Hughes, thanks to a deadlock among Dems. Colorado will have only one senator until 1913.

Headline of the Day -100: “The Wholesale Debauchery of the Ohio Legislature.” Several members of which were indicted this week for taking bribes from private detectives posing as lobbyists.

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