Saturday, August 26, 2017

Today -100: August 26, 1917: Of soldiers, hearsts, and near victory

Texas would really like to prosecute the members of the 24th Infantry who shot up Houston, but the army won’t surrender jurisdiction and will try them in New Mexico. The judge who issued an arrest warrant for 34 black soldiers says their crimes were committed before martial law was declared and is pissed at the sheriff who handed them over to the military authorities.

Tammany Hall is divided over whether William Randolph Hearst should be their candidate for NYC mayor. Some office-holders, including Sheriff Alfred E. Smith, threaten to withdraw from the ticket, after the primary, if he is chosen.

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