May 24, 1902
According to an exclusive report to the Los Angeles Times, a "princess of one of the most illustrious royal houses in Europe" has eloped with her lover and has "fled to London to be married in a registry office."
The princess was not discovered to be missing until some hours after she had fled. Her disappearance has caused "consternation" in the unnamed royal house hold.
All European embassies of the government "have been ordered to stop the elopers at all costs."
Police are checking incoming trains from London, Paris and Berlin. French police have acknowledged that the princess is a member of the Austrian royal house, and police are "watching for a runaway Austrian princess."