Monday, January 14, 2013

Today -100: January 14, 1913: Progressives and only Progressives

President-elect Wilson says his Cabinet will consist of “progressives and only progressives.” He has yet to name a single appointee.

South Carolina Gov. Coleman Blease issues his annual message to the Legislature. He threatens to veto college budgets unless elementary schools (meaning white schools) are better funded. He wants the law against concealed weapons repealed, because “Negroes and some others habitually carry pistols, and then when they get into a difficulty they shoot down the law-abiding citizen, who is unarmed and not in position to take care of himself against the coward.”

The Senate removes Robert Archbald as judge in the Commerce Court, only the third time in US history that a government official was removed through impeachment. He took bribes from railroad companies, as was the custom.

A Monsieur D’Andrimont, a member of the Belgian parliament, gives a speech calling for the reorganization of the consular service. The foreign minister comments that D’Andrimont gave the same speech last year. D’Andrimont responds that he’s actually been giving that speech word for word every year for the last 13 years but no one ever noticed before.

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  1. I come here every night and read your take on the news and the great recaps of things 100 years old and I hope you know how much you are appreciated. I have learned not to take a sip of wine before I read your stories. Thanks