Friday, April 26, 2013

Today -100: April 26, 1913: Of horses, unlawful assemblages, priests in cars, and dry canals

The lower house of the NY Legislature has evidently recently voted to ban the use of horses to pull street cars, and the NYT has an editorial about how wonderful horses are, because the NYT editorial page, then as now, is run by 12-year-old girls. “Happily for the glory of the horse he must survive in warfare”.

The Paterson silk-workers’ strike: the NJ grand jury indicts the IWW leaders, including Big Bill Haywood and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, on charges ranging from “unlawful assemblage” to disorderly conduct to inciting riot and preaching anarchy.

The Catholic Bishop of Treves forbids priests owning automobiles or even riding in them, as being contrary to proper priestly modesty.

The US’s Panama Canal Zone colony will ban saloons and the selling of alcohol from July.

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