Here are some one liners...
A Treason Forged in Dishonor -- France sends an innocent man to Devil's Island. I talk about the importance of protecting the rights of the accused for the sake of our souls.
Honesty is not the Best Policy for the Mid-Term Elections -- With the ongoing depression, the Democrats lose big time. I talk generally about the current elections.
Notable Births -- Jack Benny, Nikita Khrushchev and Aldous Huxley.
In Other News -- The Plague bacillus, the Pullman Strike and Labor Day.
A Treason Forged in DishonorGermany has occupied northern France for several years now. The local dialects are German-based languages and Yiddish, spoken by the Jews of the region, borrows heavily from High German. Thus when secrets about the new French super-cannon is leaked to the Germans, suspicion immediately falls upon Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a Jew born in the German-occupied French territories. His Army career has been exemplary except for that dust up with a General at the academy who didn't want Jews becoming officers. (At this time many Jews are officers and even General officers, but bigotry is still with us.) Dreyfus is given the opportunity to confess to his treason, but he refuses. (He also refuses the apply the pistol to his head that his confessor supplies.) The military justice system has not changed since Imperial times. In fact, a soldier is sent to the firing squad this year after he flings a button at the judges during his court martial. So, the military court is mostly about setting examples to encourage the others (pour encourager les autres). Documents are forged, and every odd fact or remembered turn of phrase is twisted into an act of treason. The Captain is convicted. By next year he will be publicly humiliated, his sword broken, and he will be sent to Devil's Island. Years later he will be offered a pardon. Dreyfus will respectfully tell them where to shove their pardon. Eventually, he will be exonerated and returned to service as a Major.       
Honesty is not the Best Policy for the Mid-Term ElectionsIt is a landslide for the Republicans. The mid-term elections are focusing on economic issues because the US economy is languishing in a depression. President Grover Cleveland has been a union buster which has put him at odds with many of his Democrat allies. The southern states have been natural free-traders because their large agricultural base and small industrial capability mean that tariffs only make the stuff they buy cost MORE without the benefit of saved jobs or protected markets. Nevertheless, they know that protective tariffs are popular. In the past they tried to soft-sell the reduction of tariffs by explaining that the loss of jobs and markets would be negligible. But now the Democrats have changed tactics. They are speaking honestly about tariffs. They call it "robbery and fraud." It is a matter of principle to eliminate all protective tariffs. Republicans heap the blame for the economy and lost jobs onto the Democrats and it works. The Democrats lose their massive majority in the House. Democrat go from 218 seats last election to only 93 seats. In some states not a single Democrat is elected to the House, and in others only one. One Democrat calls it "...the greatest slaughter of the innocents since Herod the Great." Catholics continue their move toward Republicans despite every effort by the Democrats to paint Republicans as anti-Catholic. The Republicans will maintain their majority until the 1910 election.   
- Aldous Huxley (Author of the dystopian novel, "Brave New World.") 
In Other News
- 4,000 factory workers strike after the Pullman (Sleeping) Car Company reduces wages. Eugene V. Debs organizes an obstruction of the railroads. President Cleveland sends out the Army. He can't do that? Just watch him. 30 are dead. 
- Labor Day is made a federal holiday. President Cleveland is trying to mend fences with the unions. It's not going to help.