The Burdick Scandal – Part XI

After a few days at Niagara Falls, Alice went to New York City, and registered at the Hotel Roland. Arthur followed her, though he traveled with his wife. The Pennells and Alice were in city for a week. According to the witness, Carrie was aware she was in the city, as Arthur visited daily; however, the witness did…

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The Burdick Scandal – Part X

When Mrs. Burdick returned to the stand, DA Coatsworth pounced: “There was an occasion about two years ago when you and Mr. Burdick had quite an altercation at your house. Wasn’t there?” The witness assented. “And after that it was necessary for him to wear a piece of court-plaster on his head, wasn’t it?” “No, sir.” “Did…

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The Burdick Scandal – Part IV

It was no surprise to anyone who knew the Burdicks when their marriage collapsed. Edwin allowed Alice to return to the home they shared in Buffalo in the summer of 1901 and quickly saw she had no intention of avoiding her paramour. And by the end of November, a private detective hired by Edwin reported that he…

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