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Front page Jan. 23, 1915: Ex-President Taft speaks at Hutchinson High School

Among the top local news stories on today's cover:

"Lawyers discuss plans to wipe out useless litigation"

"The annual meeting of the State Bar association will be brought to a close here late this afternoon. A dinner at the Iroquois at 7:30 o'clock this evening will conclude the program."

"Big swindle of Delaware Avenue man is nipped"

"A mysterious prisoner, declared to have an international reputation as a confidence man of much ability, has been held a close prisoner at police headquarters since yesterday morning while detectives from O'Grady's agency and from the staff of Police Inspector John Martin, have been probing into the details of an alleged attempt on the part of the prisoner to swindle a prominent Buffalo businessman, whose home is one of the largest on Delaware Avenue, out of a sum of money, said to be $20,000."

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