Headlines in History: November 20, 1913

Ah hump day. Contrary to popular belief, the term was not invented by an office camel. In fact, the terms appears to have originated in the 1960’s, with workers calling Wednesday the last hill to get over before the weekend. Thus, that final hump….Hump Day! So, I urge you to take back the word from your annoying, coworking camel with your new found knowledge, and share some of your historical prowess learned here in Headlines in History!

The Herald (New Orleans, LA):

Oh how the times have changed. Imagine a ship full of immigrants arriving in Louisiana now and a government official extols the great virtues of the state to encourage settlement. I feel bad for those people who were meant to go to Boston and ended up in New Orleans, though. Getting deported for a messed up ticket. Dang.


The Ward County Independent (ND):

Dang it! I hate when this happens. I’m also glad that the bodily injuries were not the focus of the article.


The Lubbock Avalanche (Lubbock, TX):

At least some people had common sense 100 years ago, unlike the people who run stores today. However, the fact this was in a newspaper means that there was some debate over whether to open the stores or not. The good news is that many stores are refusing to open, just like our friends in Lubbock.



The Washington Times:

In 1913, there was an incident known as the Uprising of Beautiful Mountain. The Navajo tribe had been living in New Mexico, and one man decided to marry. The girl refused, unless the man also married her mother and sister, so they would not be left alone and unaccounted for. He agreed, though only really intended to take one as a wife. Of course, white authorities were twisted out of shape after this news, went to arrest the polygamist, and decided to arrest his wives when he couldn’t be found. The Navajo were understandably irate that their customs had been infringed upon and decided to steal their women back and hole up on Beautiful Mountain. More to come as to the resolution…

Beautiful Mountain


The Era-Leader (Franklinton, LA):

Ever just flip to the police logs to see if you know anyone and gain some vicarious pleasure to see them in trouble with the law? Yeah, I don’t either…. However, the people in Franklinton, LA must have loved it so much that they dedicated the front page of their paper to crimes. It seems “cutting timber” was the most common of crimes. It is also probable that our train drunk was responsible for the crooked paper.



Williston Graphic, (ND):

Watch out, hunting types.