CORRUPTION: In Tammany Town

Developments in New York City's judiciary scandals were warm and multi-colored last week:

48 Girls. The Chief Magistrate of New York City, bald, big-hearted Joseph Eugene Corrigan, felt like the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe. Upon one of his judicial doorsteps—the Women's Court— stood 48 bedraggled young girls, eleven of them carrying their babies (illegitimate) wrapped in blankets. They had all come down from Bedford Reformatory, where indigent New York girls who begin their sexual lives too soon are sent as wayward minors. To Chief Magistrate...

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