Local news on the day's front page included the following:
"$55,000 wasted by alderman in five site deals -- Karl McCormick"
"Commission charter speaker exposes another transaction whereby system 'gave away' $16,000"
"Police active investigating man's death"
"The police are at work this afternoon investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Henry Stutz, 30 years old, a fireman, of 242 Elm street, whose body was found floating in the Erie canal at the foot of Henry street this morning."