Died: Harriet Tubman, 98, former slave famous for conducting thousands to freedom on the “underground railroad”.
She was given a burial with full military honors at Auburn, New York.
The First Balkan War continues to wind down, and events in Mexico continue to command center stage. There, reports appear of Federal soldiers in the northern states bordering the United States. The anti-Huerta forces, already known as the “Constitutionalists” in honor of Francisco I. Madero‘s attempt to defend the same, begin to gather strength. The historical irony will be that the constitution they sought to defend was that of the old Porfirio Diaz regime, while the Constitutionalists themselves would write a new constitution for Mexico.
The New York Times, meanwhile, continues to expend many column inches in defense of Henry Lane Wilson, still U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. This is of course against the now existing historical evidence, but it wouldn’t be the last time for the Times, as seen when it offered its front pages as a platform for a stream of lies manufactured by Judith Miller: http://www.jstudies.com/nacaf/miller/wmd.htm
Let’s see if the Times of 100 years ago feigns similar apologetic.
In contrast, attention is drawn to the penetrating Times of London article below on how the results of the Balkans War has shifted the European balance of power against Germany, provoking another round in the arms race.