100 Years Ago Today February 20, 1912
According to the New York Tribune, dated 20 February 1912, the front page headlines read: "Initiative And Referendum Stand (Oregon Tax Case At Issue), Look for Morse In Wall Street, Whitman Gets Brandt's Letters (Pinkerton man Testifies), Seek Committee For Haslett (Relatives File petition in Kings County Court as Gardner is held on more serious charge), Mayor Served In Suit (Mayor William J. Gaynor), Flower Hospital To Have $1,000,0000 Plant, Leland Gives Million To Metropolitan Museum, Bystanders Shot By Police, Identify Train Victim (Man killed at Larchmont Saturday was J. B. A. Lounsbery) and Bandit Robs Passengers."
As to the Bandit Robs Passengers and takes money and valuables from sleeping car occupants, the Tribune reported from Baltimore, Feb. 19, 1912 - "While the New York-St. Louis Express, westbound, on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, was ascending the seventeen- mile grade between Piedmont and Altamont, W. Va., in the Allegheny Mountains, shortly before 10 o'clock tonight, a masked man, armed with two pistols, jumped on one of the sleeping cars and robbed the passengers of money and other valuables. He dropped off and escaped just before the train reached Altamont."
Ever heard of the actress (opera singer) Julia Marlowe? These headlines, "Miss Marlowe In Hospital," as actress, in Washington, faces operation on throat. The tribune reported, Washington, Feb. 19, 1912 -- "Julia Marlowe the actress (Mrs. E. H. Sothern), was taken to a hospital today for an operation upon her throat. It was said to be not a serious one."
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