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Front page March 5, 1915: Murder-suicide reported in Sloan; boy kills father in Buffalo

The biggest story on the cover on this date was also the biggest local news. It goes without saying that the headline would have been written differently today.

"Kills woman and self at Sloan"

"Mrs. Gertrude Stanley, 55 years old, and her 15-year-old daughter Mary, of Sloan, were attacked by a crazed negro in their home shortly after 1 o'clock this afternoon. The woman was shot through the breast with a rifle and instantly killed. The child's throat was cut. She is still alive and was brought to Buffalo and taken to Emergency hospital."

And in a second tragic local story:

"Boy kills his father: Defending mother, is claim"

"In an effort to protect his mother from the assaults of a drunken father, Leo Hoth, 16 years old, shot and instantly killed his parent in their home at 150 Imson street shortly after noon today, the police say. [Illegible]  charge of buckshot from a 12 gauge shotgun blew a large hole in the man's chest."

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March 5 1915

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