100 Years Ago In the Forward: When a taxi cab pulled up outside Max Shneier’s Suffolk Street Saloon, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, at midnight, a few men got out and walked into the saloon with revolvers in hand and started shooting. The customers dove onto the floor and into corners, trying to avoid the bullets that were whizzing by; the bullets ended up in the walls and in beer and whiskey barrels
100 Years Ago In the Forward: New York City police detectives are working overtime on the Lower East Side to catch a gang of horse poisoners that has been plaguing the Jewish quarter for some time. During the past year, for example, more than 250 horses were poisoned on the Lower East Side alone, and the gang’s nefarious handiwork has affected many Jews.
100 Years Ago In the Forward: Still in critical condition not long after being attacked by hired goons while he was on the picket line in front of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, Joe Zigfeld lies in a hospital bed. His attackers, however, are roaming freely.
100 Years Ago In the Forward: Jewish academics in Austria have been, for a while already, fighting a battle to have Jews recognized as a distinct nationality.
100 Years Ago In the Forward: The general strike of the neckwear makers was going smoothly, and no violence had occurred.