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Death of Baby
Newark Woman Locked Up
Without Bail in Charge
of Manslaughter to Await
a Hearing To-day
NEWAKK, N. J., May 12.?Mrs. Cona
Hanglin, twenty-nine yeara old, in
whose cellar the bones of Paul Esdorn,
rine months old, were dug up yester?
day, was placed under arrest to-day on
a charge of manslaughter by direction
of Henry Harrison, Essex County
Prosecutor. The charge against her is
a formal one, the police said. Never?
theless, she was locked up without bail
to await a hearing to-morrow.
The young woman declared that the
1 death of the Esdorn baby was purely
accidental, and that the impulse of ter?
ror which led her to seek to conceal
it ha denveloped her in a nightmare of
horror. Her extremely enrvous condi?
tion, she said, was due to the months
of strain tha*. followed her burial of
the baby she had taken to board.
On?> Baby Missing
One baby who is not listed in Mrs.
Hangiin's record of her infant board?
ers is stiil at the Hanglin home at
54 Howard Street. The police have
r.ot been able to discover its identity.
Another baby boarder, listed simply as
"Halloran," ?3 being sought by the po?
lice. Mrs. Hanglin avers that the Hal?
loran chiid was taken home by its
?rother. but she does not know where
Mrs. Halloran lives nor did she note
the baby's departure in her record.
The police have no reason for doubt?
ing Mrs. Hangiin's word, but they want
to verify it by finding "Mrs. Halloran."
It was December H, 1918, that Mrs.
Hanglin answered an advertisement of
John Esdorn, of 27 Johnson Street,
who wanted a home for the youngest
of his five motherless children. The
following day ahe took the child, Paul,
from the Newark City Day Nursery.
The next day, December 13, she told
the police, the fatal accident occurred.
According to her story, she went out
for a short time, leaving Paul in a
carriage beside a fireplace in her home.
When Bhe returned the perambulator
was upset and the baby's body, "all
black," lay in the fire. At first, Mrs.
Hanglin said, she could not realize
that the baby was dead. When the
lact smote her she was panicstricken.
Concealment First Thought
Her first thought was to conceal the
death le3t blame attach to her for
leaving the baby alone. Carrying the
baby's body, she started for the cellar,
snatching up a carving knife as she
ran. There is a dark, cobwebby recess
behind the coal bin in the Hanglins'
eellar where the floor is merely the red
earth of the neighborhood, pounded
hard and blackened at the surface with
That was the ?pot she selected as
the grave of Paul Esdorn. She laid
the imftll body down and began to dig
frantically with the carving knife.
Once the surface vu penetrated the
earth was damp and soft and easily
removed. When ?he bad excavated an
irregular trough, Mra. Hanglin laid the
baby in it and covered it with dirt.
'?hen ?he went back upstairs to at
tead to her own two ?mall children
tad scrub from her hands and dress
the rea and black grime of tho cellar.
Mrs. Hanglin ha? an intense love for
children. One of her? i? the child
cf her first rnarriag*. It is her love for
ihiidren, ?he told the police, and not
?r.y design to conceal the death of
''??'jl Esdorn that led her to take other
Husband Also Deceived
Nevertheless, when John Esdorn
AftlUd, an he did at interval*, to nee
? is child, Mr*. Hanglin would exhibit
4h*. et her Other boarder? and comment
4pon the improved appearance of the
ibild, <it it? remarkable growth. If
another child. wa< not available she
W9U?A say that Paul wa? with her
*ether or was out for an airing.
fry?? from h*r husband, Albert #.
?anglfn, ?he eoncesied the terror that
?reyed upon her mind and the reason
KM It, lie knew that ?he had taken
the Ksdorn baby and once in a while
remembered to a?k where it was. Mrs.
Hang.ifi managed to give her excuses
for it? absence in such a casual tone
t1 ?? ' <-. .- ,l?,?;-,,) fr, rfeis ahe
PELIX MARTINE, member of the ok
*- 16th Regiment of negro troops, wa<
sentenced by County Judge May ir
Brooklyn yesterday to Sing Sing prisor
for not less than two years and ?lever
months nor more than six years. Mar
tine was found guilty of Yobbery ir
the first degree. He appeared in courl
decorated with several medals whicr
he claimed had been given him foi
bravery, but which, investigation dis
closed, he had purchased. Judge May
in imposing sentence said:
"Ycu are not the sort of a fellow
who will risk his life in battle. The
cowardly, mean crime you committed
in waylaying a defenceless citizen
proves that there is nothing heroic in
your make-up. It is a pleasure to pun?
ish a man like you."
JACOB GROZERMAN, 105 years old,
may be able to get away with it
in Russia where he spent the first
100 years of his life, but it never will
do with us.
Jacob is under observation in Belle
vue Hospital, and his grandson, Harry
Cohen, with whom he lived at -112
Cherry Street, breathes more easily.
Yesterday he discovered grandpa sit?
ting on the coping of the roof and
swinging his heels gayly over the pave?
ment, six stories below.
BAD grammar was responsible foi
the denial by Justice Benedict in
the Supreme Court of Brooklyn yes?
terday of an application for a sale of
property. The application was filed in
behalf of Louis Tanna, of 238 Riving
ton Street, Manhattan, who asked per?
mission to sell the interest of his
three-year-old son, Sidney, in a house
at 305 Bedford Street, Brooklyn. The
petition and accompanying affidavits,
to the composition of which the court
took exception, were presented by
Emanuel I. Silberstein, attorney, of 03
Park Row, Manhattan.
In denying the petition Justice Ben
was aided by the fact that her hus?
band's business sometimes necessitated
his absence for considerable periods.
In the course of time, however, of?
ficial inquiries concerning Paul Es
dorn came from the Health Depart?
ment, which interests itself in the
welfare of children taken from city
"My mother's taken Paul to Atlantic
City," said Mrs. Hanglin easily.
That was Saturday. Mr. Hanglin
was in Gloversville, N. Y. His wife
dispatched an urgent telegram implor?
ing him to come home. He returned
at once, and she told him the whole
miserable story. He sought Mr. Es
dorn and told him, and the search
yesterday in the Hanglin cellar was
Despite the account of his child's
death, given by Mrs. Hanglin, and her
arrest on a manslaughter charge, John
Esdorn refused to-night to believe that
his baby was dead.
"I don't believe my baby is dead,"
said Esdorn, who is a porter at the
Jefferson Hotel here. "I think he was
stolen or given away, and that this
woman was more afraid of infuriating
some ono else than me."
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Coney Island Fare Test
Court Hearing Delayed
The three Borough Park Heights
Civic Association members arrested
Sunday for refusing to pay an extra
five cents to get out of the We&t End
terminus at Coney Island, in order to
test the validity of the cacera five cent
charge by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit
Company, were held in $500 bail each
for a further hearing by Magistrate
O'Neill in the Coney Island Court, yes?
terday. The men are accused of dis?
orderly conduct. They are Sidney
Kaufman, twenty-two years old, of 1254
Forty-third Street; David Carson,
twenty-nine years old, of 1362 Forty
sixth Street, and Samuel Sorocki,
twenty years old, of 1211 Forty-first
The company maintains the men
jumped over the turnstile and yelled
to other passengers to refuse to pay.
Maxwell S. Harris, attorney for the
accused men said the woman ticket
agent refused to turn the turnstile
when the men refused to pay the excess
fare. H? admitted that one o? ihem
Jumped over the gate, but denied that
any on? of the three urged other pas
?enver* ?'> fnUnw ?heir r-xamol*.
edict said that it was tne duty of the
court to protect the dignity of the
legal profession by insisting on the
use of proper English.
"If the court be lax in this respect,"
said Justice Benedict, "it will not be
long before membership in the learned
profession of the law will cease to
carry with it any guarantee of scholar?
ship. The application is denied with?
out prejudice to renewal upon proper
Tt/fRS. GRETCHEN COBB, a concert
-l" singer, who used to live in Mil?
waukee, refuses to live in Newark, N.
J., according to her husband, Lieuten?
ant Francis C. Cobb, U. S. N. R. So
it happened that the lieutenant was
in the Supreme Court yesterday ask?
ing for a separation on. the ground of
abandonment. Lieutenant Cobb told
Justice Greenbnum he obtained employ?
ment in Newark, and therefore wanted
his wife to live there with him. After
a walk through the New Jersey metrop?
olis Mrs. Cobb remarked she had
learned where all the "rubes" came
from that are seen in New York. She
would not live there. Mrs. CobJ? did
not appear to defend the action.
AS if the drought beginning July 1
isn't going to be enough, along
comes Magistrate Frederick J. Groehl
and makes things even worse.
In the West Side Court yesterday he
| announced that whoever came before
him hereafter, bearing the obvious
signs of internal liquor hoarding,
would be sent where he couldn't get
any more until the time when he
couldn't get it anywhere. Then, to
prove that he was in earnest, he sen?
tenced Mary Murphy, forty-five years
old, to lifty-two days in the work?
"That will leave you fit liberty on
July 2," he told her, "and I serve no?
tice that any other habitual drinker
who comes before me will receive sim?
Nixon Asks Hedley
For Better Service
Comissioner Requests Three
Additional Trains on the
West Side Line During
Rush; 1 to Kingsbridge
At his first hearing since his, ap?
pointment as Public Service Conrmis
sioncr, Lewis G. Nixon asked Frank
Hedley, general manager of the Inter
borough, yesterday to operate three
additional West Side subway trains an
hour to Washington Heights during the
rush hours and to operate one train in
every three north of 167th Street on
the Lexington Avenue branch either to
Fordham or Kingsbridge Road. Numer?
ous complaints have been received be?
cause of the failure of the Interbor
ough to provide through service on this
After asking for time to consider the
matter, Mr. Hedley said:
"There are several matters which,
with such a change in schedule, will
require consideration. It will take
some time. It wUl demand study. A
new schedule will have to be prepared.
The service on the Jerome Avenue line
I regard as sufficient. If we ran sub?
way trains through we would have to
operate moro cars than are needed.
Some of them would be empty. One
train in every three would only be one
train in about every nine minutes.
This would be not nearly as good as
the service that is now provided, where
passengers have only to step from one
train to another.
"I think a month is a good time to
adjourn this matter, and if I can reach
a decision in the meantime I will let
Commissioner Nixon replied he
would give the traction man one week
to consider the additional service and
through operation on the West Side
and then he expected a report from
him. This brought the hearing to a
Doctors Accused by
Judge of Falsifying
Hundreds of Cases Have
Come Before Him, Says
Oppenheimer, in Which
Physicians Have Aided
Workmen's Unjust Claims
Charges of dishonest practice in tes?
tifying falsely to the condition of ap?
plicants for workmen's compensation
j were levelled at local physicians by
i Judge Solomon Oppenheimer at a
j meeting of the Society of Medical Ju
| risprudence held in the Academy of
Medicine last night.
Hundreds of such cases come before
him, said the judge, and there was no
| shadow of doubt in his mind that man;
j of the physicians were dishonest and
i deliberately exaggerated the extent of
; the injuries. In fact, it was impossible
; to get accurate testimony from the
I doctors in eighty-five out of 100 cases.
j He contended that physicians whose
! testimony had to be given through in
? terpreters because they did not know
j the English language should not be al?
lowed to testify.
All physicians should be compelled
to keep records of the medical history
j of their patients, he said, so that the
; courts could decide whether or not they
! were exaggerating the condition of the
applicant for compensation. The court
frequently had to take the testimony of
"incompetent doctors, who did not have
i the common sense to answer properly."
I This statement was challenged by
j Robert W. Bonynge, the speaker of the
evening, who, until a few days ago, ;
j was chief counsel to the State In- ]
i dustrial Commission.
He said he believed that the great j
| majority of the doctors fully realized !
! their responsibility in regard to the
' operation of the workmen's compensa
| tion laws. In the medical, as in every
I other profession, there were some dis
! honest men and the laws were such ;
as to open the doors readily to the
building up of great claims for dam?
ages out of trivial accidents. The med?
ical profession would be rendering a
service in dealing severely with any
of its members who aided and abetted
practices of this kind.
In talking on the "Aggravation of
Pre-oxisting Diseases by Accident as a !
Basis of Compensation Under Work- j
men's Compensation Laws," Mr.
Bonynge foresaw a gradual weeding
out of the old and feeble in the ranks '.
of labor as a result of the operation |
of these laws.
"The generous provision made for
dependents under our compensation
laws will make it difficult for infirm
people to get employment in the fu?
ture," he said.
Port Officials Meet
Collectors and Appraisers Hold
Collectors and appraisers of the
United States customs service dis- :
cussed problems of the Bervice at their '?
fifth annual conventions here yesterday.
The collectors met in the Custom House
and the appraisers at the Appraiser's
Stores. L. S. Rowe, Assistant Secretary
of the Treasury, delivered the principal
address before the collectors, and By?
ron R. Newton, Collector of the Port of
New York, made the address of wel- [
The annual joint dinner of the col?
lectors and appraisers will be held
More than 1.000 boys, pupil? in an annex i
of Public School 83, 217 East 110th Street,
marched safely from their class rooms to
the street when an alarm of Are was :
sounded by tho principal. The fire was in
the basement. Workmen using? a torch ig
nited the woodwork.
A man who the police believe, was Henry
Short, sixty year? old. a baker, leaped from
the window on the fifth floor of a tenement
house at C07 East Eighty-third Street, and
Mr?. Rose Woiss, forty year? old, of 130
Avenue I), was taken to Bellevue Hospital
Buffering: from aas poisoning. She i? a ;
prisoner, accused of attempting suicide.
Safe blowers who, finger print expert?
?ay. wore kid gloves, blew the safe at the
Broadway Theatre. Yonkers. There was
1800 is the aafe, but the robbers were seared -
?way before thev had a chance to ret it. I
New York, May 13, 1919.
The weather today will
probably be partly cloudy.
Note of This New
Kind of Store
has never wavered nor been lost.
It touched a welcoming spirit in
the hearts of the people, who
promptly responded and ap?
proved it from the first weeks in
March so many years ago.
To re-state our purpose then
in' a plain, orderly manner?
First?To create an agreeable
place to which people could
come as often as they pleased
to visit and enjoy without
being made to feel that they
should purchase something.
Second?To provide the largest,
most complete assortment of i
trustworthy nerchandise and j
by greatly augmented sales to j
offer the lower and lowest
Third?To grant the privilege of
return of unwanted uninjured
purchases and instant return
of cash paid without a ques- ;
tion. (Somewhat changed un?
der war influences during the
past two years.)
Fourth?To set one price without
Fifth?To create a new note in j
advertising that would spell !
reliability of methods.
Sixth?To introduce new cour?
tesies and hospitalities in
Seventh?To ask confidences of
purchasers, with assurances of
a like return on the part of
the one who sells.
The many years that have
come and gone are recalled at !
this time with pleasure by our- j
selves and our friends, and our j
promise for the future is not j
only to preserve the dominating
note, but also to improve upon
it in every way possible.
May 13, 1919.
Avenue of silk underclothes
in Sale of White (Original)
Such lovely undies at little prices that customers are
delighted with them. It is the most important sale of silk
underclothes we have offered. The silks are good. They will
wash satisfactorily. Plenty of plain and lacy styles. All pink
or pink combined with blue.
$1 and $1.45; crepe de^ chine
and satin bodices, plain and lace
$2; crepe de chine envelope
chemises, three styles, with blue
stitching, with embroidered flow?
ers, with tucking and ribbon bow.
$2.95; crepe de chine envelope
chemises in three styles, hem- i
stitched, or with imitation filet !
$3.85; envelope chemises of]
checked tub satin or plain crepe ?
de chine, some combined with
Georgette and trimmed with lace.
*$3.85; envelope chemises of
checked tub satin or plain crepe
de chine, some combined with
Georgette and trimmed with lace.
$2.90; bloomers of tub satin
with hemstitched ruffles.
$5; nightgowns in four styles,
crepe de chine, plain or with
Valenciennes lace, one style
with short sleeves.
$6.75; nightgowns of crepe
de chine with Valenciennes lace
and bows or plain with Geor?
Third floor, Old Building.
Ruffled blouses in
White Sale, $2 to $8.75
There is the pretty blouse
of white voile with cascade
ruffle and three narrow
There is a charming one of
polka-dot Georgette crepe (with
thread of cotton) which is be?
comingly ruffled and tied with
black ribbon at $5. Tailored
white linen blouses have narrow
knife-pleated ruffling at $5.
Tailored white dimity sport shirts
with half-inch pleated quilling
are $3.95. Lovely voile blouses
with lace collar and cuffs and
lace-edged jabot are $8.75.
Hand-made lingerie with
real lace, $3.85 to $10.50
These new comers defy
competition with foreign
productions because they are
not only hand-made but they
are trimmed with hand-made
crochet and fllet lace.
Nightgowns, $3.85 to $10.50.
Envelope chemises, $3.85 to
Silk petticoats, $3.95
Straight line or flounced
Engaging ones are slashed
with inch-wide pleated quilling i
edging them and running up the I
slashed sides. Other straight j
ones have scalloped edges. Many I
have wide, medium or narrow j
pleated flounces, some of the j
flounces are put on in Van Dyke j
points. A dozen styles, all taf?
feta or with jersey tops and taf?
Girls9 bloomer dresses,
New, very special ones with
pink and white or blue and white
checked gingham skirts; plain
white blouses trimmed with
checks. Sizes 2 to 6 years.
Third floor, Old Building:.
Crepe de chine slip-on
negligees are $9.75
A sunshiny summer morn?
ing and one of these cool, not
too thin, slip-ons made an
admirable combination. The
shirring back and front
gives fulness to the skirt.
The straight material forms
wide loose sleeves with but?
tonhole stitching. Canary,
rose color, sunset, Copen?
hagen, navy, pink and black.
Morning dresses, $4.95
White voile with checked
Polka-dot lawn in white and
black or white and blue.
Checked gingham in black,
blue and lavender.
Soft plain cotton in tan, blue
and tea rose.
Low at the throat, mostly with
sailor collars, made very simply
Little boys' tub suits, $2.75
Sizes 2 to 4 years in attractive
suits with blue or pink trousers
and white dimity blouses. The
blouses are hand-smocked and
have cord neckties. Fresh, gay
little things of the right kinds
We Live With
Being an occasional bulle?
tin concerning interesting
prints, etchings, paintingo,
and fine reproductions of all
kinds that appear in the
Wanamaker Picture Galler?
ies from time to time, and
that are on exhibition and
An interesting collection of
typically English sporting
scenes, racing, hunting and
cock-fighting. These are amus?
ing and decorative for the
From $3 to $35.
Eighth Gallery, New Building.
Sewing pillow and mattress cover?
in the daylight bedding factory at Wanamaker's
will be made expressly to order within
twenty-four hours by the
Wanamaker Sleep Factory
Recently a steamship ordered five mattresses, box
springs and various pillows to be custom made and
delivered the same day; the order was received at
11:30 and the Wanamaker delivery van was on its
way with them by 4:30.
Another day not long ago the father of a sick boy
ordered a specially constructed mattress at noon and
the mattress was delivered to his home the next even?
Such cases are not exceptions. They are in the
natural order of things at the Wanamaker Sleep Fac?
tory where bedding is made in a thoroughly wide
awake style. If there is no special hurry, we do take
a little longer time for delivery, however.
50 pound hair mattresses
of highest grade hair,
Made of long tail hair from South American horses; se?
lected especially for the Wanamaker Sleep Factory because
of its length. All black. Curled so that each little spiral
adds elasticity and comfort to the mattress. Made with the
firm imperial edge which is like a wall holding the mattress
together. Covered with sateen striped ticking.
Single bed size, $58.50.
Three-quarter bed size, $76.50.
Double bed size, $85.
Wanamaker Sleepy mattresses, custom-made, start at $17.50
for single bed size.
Sixth Gallery, New Buildinr.
Five little rooms furnished
in beautiful French antiques
are opened today Au Quat?
The assembling of this col?
lection is the result of the
past two months searching
of Europe for French an?
tiques by Au Quatrieme's
The five rooms?a boudoir,
salon, dining-room, library,
and a super-bath-room, are
as enchantingly lovely as ex?
quisite antique French fur?
niture and bibelots, precious
bits of brocade, rare paint?
ings, and screens, arranged
by a connoisseur of these
things, can make them.
The Super Bath-Room
Many of the smart women in
Europe are using their bath?
rooms as boudoirs. This is ar?
ranged by cleverly concealed
bathtubs and basins, so that the
bath is really a lovely little
charmingly artificial boudoir
where plants grow, and rare
prints and rare bibelots give the
room delicate charm.
This boudoir bath-room An
Quatri?me begins by having a
peach - colored marbleized floor
and a background of pale cream
walls. The nucleus of this room
is a wonderful old Louis XV
bath in the form of a carved
walnut chaise-longue in which a
copper tub is concealed.
Blue rubberized taffeta cur?
tains and pink underdraperies
are held by two tiny antique cu
pids to form an amusing canopy
over this chaise-longue. Another
lovely thing in the room is a
Louis ? XVI poudreuse of fruit
wood, beautifully fitted with mir?
ror and small compartments and
containing the original perfume
bottles and ointment-pots.
An old French corner cup?
board painted blue and gold con?
tains pitchers and basins, and old
bottles of blue glass. Four ex?
quisite LouisXVI armchairs with
the original paint and uphol?
stered in blue and gray toile de
jouy repeat the blue note.
Painted hat-boxes, old tinsel
pictures, and painted Louis XVI
jardinieres holding growing
plants add to the gay, charm?
ingly artificial atmosphere of
this very feminine little room.
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The other French rooms con?
tain many rare and lovely things.
Small old tables of exceptional
beauty and also some remark?
able modern reproductions.
A Louis XV drop-leaf dining
table in, the ,salle a manger is
Old candlesticks, a wonderful
old water-fountain, Sevres jar?
dinieres, tinsel pictures anc
French pastels, and Dutch cut
paper pictures are some of th<
interesting small decorative ob
jects in these rooms.
Women 's silk
Specialized at $39.50
A decidedly different note
is sounded in a frock of fou?
Over panels (from
shoulders to top of hem) of
loosely pleated Georgette
crepe?latter matching the
color in the foulard. Dark
white, navy blue-and-white.
A frock with the new
three-tier skirt is developed
in a charming Japanese-pat?
terned Georgette crepe?
white ground pointed in blue.
For the conservative wo?
man who always desires h
simple frock with surplice
bodice, there is
?a model in an unusually at?
tractive foulard. The skirt is
gracefully draped at the sides.
In black-and-white or navy blue
One of the best chemise frocks
is reproduced in soft satin.
Sizes 34 to 44 in all models.
Second floor. Old Build inf.
At Bridge of Progresa.
make good talkers
The Bird Shop reports the
arrival of some Panama par?
rots; "young birds" ? says
the bird chief?"the kind
that make good talkers.**
A fine collection of Australian
finches, including the beautiful
Lady Gould finch, black head
nuns, white head nuns, society
' finches, white and gray Java
sparrows, diamond sparrows,
Australian shell parakeets, Cen?
tral America bee-bee parakeets,
Expert information on cage
Fourth floor, Old Hu?dsn;
Bird Store, Downstair? Store,