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Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
May 30, 2013 M. Timothy Nolting   

Courtesy photo - George Brittan Lyttle, “Dick Fellows” after his release from Folsom prison and just before his disappearance.

It was on March 8 of 1908 that the San Francisco Call announced that world-renowned violinist Fritz Kreisler would perform at the Christian Science Hall that afternoon. Other news items included a report that Stanford University would increase tuition to $25 per semester. The front page of the daily newspaper also carried the astonishing news that a San Francisco radio operator had received a ‘wireless’ from the battleship Maine located some 2,60...

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