One hundred years ago today, the front page was filled with grim local news.
"Slay woman and farmer near Medina"
"Charles Phelps, 70 years old, a wealthy farmer living just south of West Shelby and about four miles from this village, was found lying on the floor of his kitchen dying with a bullet through his breast about 5:30 o'clock this morning."
"The body of his housekeeper, Margaret Wolcott, was found across the road on the steps of another farmhouse, dead. She had been shot through the heart."
"Buffalo man electrocuted at Auburn"
"Giuseppi Cino, 23 years old, died in the electric chair early this morning in Auburn prison. He was reconciled to his fate and walked to the chair penitent. He was accompanied by the Rev. Pietro Moia, an Italian priest, and his execution was without incident."
"6 places robbed, one holdup, all within 2 days"
"In less than 48 hours, two daring store robberies, a street hold-up on the West Side and four house burglaries have been committed in Buffalo, and as the result every available detective in the police department has been detailed to clean the city up."
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