Sept. 26, 1906 (Wednesday)
PALMA READY TO STEP DOWN IN CUBA: Cuba appears to be on the verge of a big change. In a drastic change, the Moderate Party, which as recently had virtually complete governmental control of the island and leader President Palma (right) are prepared to relinquish total control to the United States in order to avoid making any concessions to the Liberal Party. President Roosevelt's representatives, Secretary of War Taft and Assistant Secretary of State Bacon told the Associated Press that they are "disgusted by the petty methods of the Government leaders" (in the words of the journalist). The U.S. has just about given up efforts to restore peace on the island without the use of force.
THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION: A punchy paragraphist writing for The Post-Standard in Syracuse makes a good point regarding some of the events related to the recent rioting in Atlanta. Here goes:
"The State of Georgia proposes to suppress Rev. Tom Dixon's play, but we have heard of no steps being taken against the newspaper which offered $1,000 for the lynching of negroes."
MULEPOWER VS. HORSEPOWER: Some might consider mules to be a bit, er, thickheaded. But one in Texas seems to be smart enough to know when his future is threatened. Evidently, in Dallas (at right, a view of Main Street about 1900, I think), a mule that was hitched to a wagon did not like the odor coming from a nearby automobile. The mule attacked the auto with his hind legs, leaving holes in the metal. Onlookers were afraid the auto was going to explode. It did not. The owner did, however. Capt. W.H. Wilkerson had the owner of the mule arrested.