SPRINGFIELD. Nov. 21-- The police of this city are investigating a wholesale poisoning case which occurred last night at the wedding of Miss Anna Florence Slavin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Slavin, 38 Wright pl., and Samuel B. Brooslin, a Worthington st. shoe dealer, in Highland hall.
Max Odens of 107 Ferry st., an uncle of the bride, died at 12:24 this afternoon in terrible agony, and 60 others are more or less seriously ill from ptomaine poisoning, supposedly to have been caused by sliced tongue provided at the wedding feast.
Mr. Slavin is a butcher with a shop on Ferry st. He declares that the meat was fresh and good when prepared for eating, and the families of the bride and bridegroom express the belief tonight that somebody had stolen in after the meat was sliced and placed on the table, and "doctored" it.
The wedding last night was one of the social events of the season among the Jewish residents, and nearly 400 persons attended. The couple were married by Rabbi Samuel Rapoport, assisted by Cantor Ely Gootnick and Sexton Philip Copen. Various kinds of food were prepared and served at the wedding feast, including the cold tongue and corned beef.
The tongue is thought to have caused the fatal poIsoning, and Dr. W.C. Emerson will analyze samples of it if procurable.
Among those who were poisoned are Henry Lasker, a prominent attorney at the Hampden county bar, and member of next year's republican city committee. Mrs. Goldsmith of Hartford, Conn., Lillian Slavin and Charles Slavin, sister and brother ot the bride, and Charles’ wife and two children, Max Rezinsky of 86 Franklin st., and five others in his family, Mrs. Meyer Brooslin of this city and Mrs. Brooslin of Waterbury, Conn., sisters-in-law of the bridegroom, Samuel Baldach of 143 10th st., Alexander Hellenstein, a prominent labor union leader, Max Slavinsky of 67 Boylston st., his wife and two children, Barnet Slavinsky, Charles Dubrin of 142 1/2 Sharon st. and his two children. Mrs. Dr. C.C. Henin, Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Glickman, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Finkelstein and child, Philip Cohen and three children, Frederick Cohen and Mrs. Greenberg of Hartford, Conn., who is visiting the Cohens.
Boston (Massachusetts) Daily Globe, November 22, 1906.
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