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Subject: [Bklyn] Brooklyn Standard Union Jan19,1931 Death News
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 14:08:32 EST
B.S.U. Monday, Jan 19,1931
WOMAN DEAD, 5 MEN ILL in E.D. From EFFECTS of POISON LIQUOR
With the death of a woman and the illness of five men over the week-end
ascribed to alchol, police in Greenpoint are investingating the possibility
that poison liquor is being dispensed intheir territory.
When Tony SIGLO, of 150 Leonard street, got up at 5 A.M. this morning to
go to work, he discovered that his housekeeper, Mrs.Tillie BELCHINUS,45, had
not started his breakfast.He went to wake her and discovered her dead in bed.
An ambulance surgeon was summoned from St.Catherine's Hospital, but he
pronounced her beyond aid. Police say SIGLO told themMrs.BELCHINUS had been
drinking last night. Her husband is said to have died a year ago leaving her
with one son,who is living somewhere on Long Island.Police were seeking him
to-day to notify him of his mother's death.
THREE MEN TREATED
Ambulance Surgeon SCHWARTZ, of Greenpoint Hospital, was called to treat
three men believed to be sufferers from alcoholism within a space of two
hours last night. The first was Peter McCULLOUGH, 35, of 261 Kingsland
avenue, who was attended at his home. The second man was Thomas McENANEY,60,
of 42 Richardson street.He was discovered in a state of collapse on the stoop
in front of
72 Richardson street, and after treatment was taken home. About an hour
later, Dr.SCHWARTZ attended John HOGAN,34,home address unknown,who was found
Kingsland avenue and Meeker street. HOGAN was removed to Greenpoint Hospital.
TWO OTHERS ILL
Two men said to be suffering from alcholism were treated by Ambulance
Surgeon WOLF, of Greenpoint Hospital. One was Lawrence DOWDELL,24 of 122
Norman avenue, who was brought into the Greenpoint station and later taken to
Kings County Hospital. The other was Phillip ROMANO,50 of 170 North Eighth
street, found in a coma in his home about 10P.M. and removed to Greenpoint
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