Rich Traveler Demented

This April 12, 1908 report in The New York Times describes a different, earlier John M. Coates, who “is supposed to be an eccentric globe trotter, with plenty of money to indulge his tastes” and who “was today committed to the Newburg Insane Asylum by Judge Harden of the Probate Court.”

(That’s an excerpt from the article “Financial Meltdown,” Published in AIR 15:3.)