The Crime of the Century.
Jim Fisk Erie Man.
Jubilee Jim Fisk's (1834-1872) death at the hands of socially prominent Ned
Stokes on the grand staircase of the Broadway Central Hotel, New York City,
January 6, 1872. The cause was Josie Mansfield, a music hall figure of mediocre
talents, and supposed mistress of Mr. Stokesthe sensational press played
it as a story of romantic love and death in the grand manner while other directors
of Erie shuddered and averted the gaze from the public prints. Fisk died the
Harper's Weekly ran a cartoon by Thomas Nast, the foremost cartoonist of this
era, showing Jay Gould and Boss Tweed standing over Fisk's grave and entitled
"Dead Men Tell No Tales."
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