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Front page June 5, 1915: Man accuses women of robbery, shooting soap suds in his eyes

On today's front page: A bizarre tale of a robbery with a headline you'd never see today.

"Accuses negresses of holding him up"

"Vernice Molson, 25 year old, and Wilhelmina Jackson, 26 years old, both colored, of 90 William street, were arrested this morning by Detective Daniel Snyder and Patrolman John Gangloff on a charge of grand larceny, second degree, after a chase of several blocks in Elm street. The complainant against the women is Edward Heusinger, 24 years old, of 220 Maple street.

"Heusinger told the police that he was walking in Elm street, near Broadway, when the two women ran up to him and put their arms around him. He says he pushed them away and they ran. A few minutes later he discovered he was minus his pocketbook, containing [illegible]. He chased the women a block, and the police claim that one of the women stopped and attacked him. The woman took a liquid gun and shot soap suds in Heusinger's face."

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June 5 1915

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