Sadly, however, it was September 1913 when the paper did this. The editorial was reacting to a platform of Teddy Roosevelt that included an income tax, a central bank, and curbs on competition. The NYT said that the American people are too intelligent and have too much common sense to be deluded by the “shallow sophistries of Roosevelt Socialism.”
I actually found this via Elgin Groseclose’s wonderful book called America’s Money Machine, first published in 1966 and soon to be back in print from the Mises Institute. I had to look it up to believe it. The research on the origin and operations of the Fed is priceless, material not available in any other book.