"Still a Mystery: Nellie Mareno's Friends as Silent as She Was Herself" - Unsigned - New York Times

"Still a Mystery: Nellie Mareno's Friends as Silent as She Was Herself" - Unsigned - New York Times

by: Unsigned | publication date: October 7, 1887 | Publication: The New York Times | pages: 8:2

"Nellie Mareno, the girl whom Judge Duffy on Nov. 26 sent to the insane asylum on Blackwell's Island, has been restored to her friends in an improved mental condition. The case was such a peculiar one that it attracted extraordinary interest. The girl, who was only 19 years old, and an attractive and refined person, applied for lodging at the Temporary Home for Women on Second-avenue. She was stylishly dressed . . . "

Nellie Bly continues to fool the New York World's competitors right up to the day before her story unfolded in the newspaper.

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