Cortland Evening Standard, Saturday, March 24, 1894.
A Large Number of Abortionists Arrested In New York.
NEW YORK, March 24.—In the police dragnet was gathered a large crowd of abortionists, who have been doing a driving business in this city.
The arrests were made on warrants obtained by the Society for the Enforcement of the Criminal Law.
In nearly every instance the police captured instruments, drugs and all the necessary appliances for carrying on the illegal business, which was conducted chiefly through advertisements.
The prisoners are Dr. Leo Randall, Mrs. Caroline Becker, Mrs. Louise Schott, Dr. William Krausle, Dr. Newton Whitehead, Mrs. Eliza Schroeder, Mrs. Benton Schwab, Mrs. Amelia Winkleman, Seldon N. Crow, who has been arrested for forgery, Mrs. Eleanor Landgrafs, Mrs. Ella Laughlin, Mrs. Mary Laresoner, Mrs. F. Karch, Mrs. Christiana Rothkraus, Dr. Benjamin Hawker and Mrs. Walley Frownberg.
A female detective of the society secured the evidence on which the warrants were issued.
At the house of Mrs. Eliza Schroeder, horrible condition of affairs was revealed. Under the sink was the body of an infant and in another place was the body of a still born child. In one of the rooms was a young woman in charge of a servant. She was in a distressed condition and the police procured for her a trained nurse and a police surgeon. The prisoners will be arraigned in the Yorkville court today.
Newton's Action the Last Straw and All May Plead Guilty.
BROOKLYN, March 24.—Now that [Justice] Newton is on his way to the penitentiary, Sutherland a fugitive, Jamieson convicted of perjury and to be sentenced Monday and McKane serving his six years sentence in Sing Sing, the Gravesenders have given up all hopes and are despondent.
They are very sore against Sutherland for skipping out and lay considerable blame on Newton and claim he deserted them at the last minute and saved himself by pleading guilty. The only ones left now are small fry politicians, all under indictment for election frauds or complicity in the frauds.
They are all rattled and they may all plead guilty when arraigned and throw themselves on the mercy of the court. Each one can demand a separate trial, but it is more than likely the 18 election inspectors will be tried or brought up in batches where two or more are under the same indictment.
Another bondsman, gave up two more of the indicted. He is William Dixon, a pipe manufacturer at Sheepshead Bay. He surrendered Nicholas J. Johnson, who is indicted for perjury and contempt, and Harlan Crandall, indicted twice for conspiracy and once for misconduct. Mr. Pierson will also surrender the following upon whose bonds he is: James H. Crapsey, Conrad Stubenboard, Jr., Victor Bunsenwein, M. P. Ryan and F. E. Bader.
Prof. Collin's Opinion.
The Cortland Democrat pats itself on the back because Prof. Chas. A. Collin, professor of law at Cornell university, takes much the same view of the Cornell' chlorine gas affair which the Democrat does, and says, "Prof. Collin is recognized as one of the ablest judges of law in the state." This will be news to many who have heard the professor quite severely criticized.
In the first place he is a bosom friend, profound admirer and laudatory biographer of the Honorable David B. Hill. Being such a judge of human character as this, Republicans at least will draw their own conclusions as to his soundness of judgment on questions of human law. A large share and decidedly the more decent share of the community will have no use for the legal opinions of a man who sets "Dave" Hill up as a political Boss and makes literary salaams before him. If Judge Forbes had been one of those puppet judges whom Hill could pull the string on and make hop, skip or jump as he wanted, in case there was a legislature to be stolen or some other job of a similar kind to be done, there is every probability that even such a judicial utterance as that on the Cornell case would strike Prof. Collin in a much more favorable way.
We do not recall having observed that Prof. Collin had expounded to his class the law touching the case of "Bat" Shea's murder of Robert Ross, or that governing the cases of Boss McKane or his pals who are now keeping hot the road to Sing Sing or skipping to foreign countries. We trust that in the education of the young men under his care for citizenship and the liberal profession of the law, these subjects are not tabooed in Prof. Collin's lecture room, however unpleasant they may be to his friend Hill.
The names of Reynolds, Stanchfield & Collin of Elmira appear signed to a legal notice in the Cortland Democrat. It can't be possible that this able lawyer is the junior member of "Dave" Hill's old law firm.
Imprisoned for Contempt.
F. L. Taylor, a sophomore at Cornell university, the room-mate of C. L. Dingens who is suspected of complicity in the chlorine poisoning case, was brought before the grand jury Wednesday and refused to answer questions. He was then taken before Judge Forbes who instructed him in the law in regard to testifying. He was returned to the grand jury and was twice again brought before Judge Forbes for the same reason.
Thursday afternoon he was committed to jail for contempt of court for refusing to answer questions of the grand jury. He will remain there until purged of the contempt. He is confined in the county jail. It is stated that Taylor says he will never reply to those questions. He had waived his "privilege" of not answering questions by testifying that he knew nothing of the nature of the act, did not know how access was gained to the room in the building where the alleged crime was committed, and had not seen the jug on the day or evening in which the act had been committed. This was practically a statement of his own innocence in the matter, and consequently he was bound to answer the questions put to him.
The case was then adjourned until next Thursday in the hopes that by that time Taylor will be ready to speak.
—The funeral of Howard J. Calkins will be held in the First M. E. church parlors at 2 P. M. to-morrow.
—Rev. J. L. Robertson will conduct the service at the East Side reading room to-morrow afternoon at 4:15 P. M.
—Dr. Cordo will preach in Memorial chapel Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. All are cordially invited, especially the people of the neighborhood.
—A prayer-meeting will be held at Good Templars' hall Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock to be led by Rev. W. H. Pound. Every one is invited.
—Entries were this morning received from the Cornell university Athletic association for the games which will occur at the armory next Friday night.
—The general committee of the C. A. A., who have the athletic entertainment in charge, have provided a pair of jumping bars for those who wish to practice for this event in the contests.
—Rev. Anna Shaw will address the Cortland county constitutional convention mass meeting next Monday evening at 7:30 in the Universalist church and Susan B. Anthony will speak Tuesday evening.
—Watkins Brothers are to-day removing the last of their goods from their store. Carpenters are at work making needed repairs in preparation for the occupancy of the store by the new firm of Case, Ruggles & Bristol.
—About forty members and friends of Vesta lodge met in the lodge rooms last evening and spent the time very pleasantly in tripping the light fantastic to the entrancing strains of Daniels' orchestra. Refreshments were served at midnight.
—Lillian Blauvelt, prima donna soprano from the Royal opera house, Brussels, is not only one of the greatest sopranos of the present day, but is one of the most beautiful and charming women on the concert stage. She will sing in Cortland at the coming music festival.
—The annual meeting of the Young Men's Christian association for the election of directors will occur Monday evening, March 26. Music and refreshments will be furnished during the evening. All members and friends of the association are cordially invited to be present.
—The King's Daughters are in need of second hand clothing particularly for men. The public have been very generous in the past, but the demands upon the King's Daughters are large, and more can be placed to good advantage. As people are house cleaning they may come across clothing that they do not need. It will be a favor heartily appreciated if this may be left at 16 Charles-st.
—A union Easter prayer-meeting will be held in the Presbyterian chapel at 6:30 o'clock next Sunday morning. This prayer-meeting has been voted a fixture for Easter morning. In past years it has been very largely attended and most helpful to all. It is hoped that this year the attendance may be even larger than heretofore and at least equally as helpful. A most cordial invitation it extended to all.
—Mr. A. Mahan is the possessor of some extremely fine specimens of the photographer's art, including a very large portrait of Melba and of the Princess Eutalia, which he brought from New York recently. They are from the studio of Messrs. Davis & Sanford, 246 Fifth-ave., New York, well known as the leading photographic artists in the metropolis. Mr. Charles Davis will be remembered by many of our readers as a Cortland boy, and they will be pleased to know of his great success.
—Prof. Lewis Swift of Rochester, who has been visiting at Supervisor Brink's in Marathon since delivering his lecture in Cortland, left Marathon this morning for Rochester in answer to a dispatch stating that arrangements had been made to move all the apparatus and instruments of the Warner observatory from Rochester to Pasadena, Cal. An observatory will be built there for their reception, and Prof. Swift will take charge of it. He expects to leave for California as soon as his arrangements can be completed.
Something You Should Know.
The Briggs Shirt Co. wish to place a few facts before you for consideration. There are nine custom shirt concerns from out of town who send their representatives to Cortland regularly and who drum the trade thoroughly. This is all right, but—do you stop to think that you have in town a concern who will give better goods for the money and better satisfaction? Why not keep the trade at home?
We make three grades of white shirts, $15, $13, and $21 per dozen. For our $15 shirt we use Dwight anchor cotton and 2,000 linen, any style bosom. For our $18 shirt we use Wamsutta cotton and 2,200 linen, any style bosom. Our $21 shirt is "full dress" of the very best cotton and linen obtainable. Colored shirts are very stylish this season and we have over eight hundred styles to select from. Prices from $24 per dozen up, including collars and cuffs. We also make ladies' shirt waists to order having nearly 1,000 patterns to select from in percales, madras, oxfords, flannels and silks. They may be made in any style you desire at prices from $2 to $5.50 complete.
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Our Mr. Briggs does the cutting in the several lines and perfect fits and entire satisfaction are always guaranteed.
It will be worth your time to call on us as we think we can be of service to you.
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BRIGGS SHIRT CO.
Second floor Whitney building, opposite Dexter House, Main-st. (629-tf.)