NYTimes 11Feb1914 Madelon in court
MRS. LECOMPTE IN COURT. Wants to Follow Her Husb-nd Husb-nd Husb-nd Out of Queens Jail. When she learned that her husband, Kdward Le Ccmpte, had been able to get his freedom from the Queens Jail, where he wss sent two weeks ago by Magistrate Fitch for thirty days, Mrs. Madclon Le Compte had ber attorney. Anthony Darmstadt, begin action to release release her also. Mr. I Compte wss before before Justice Garretson tn the Supreme Court. IonK Island City, yesterday on a wrtt or naoeas corpus. Attorney Darmstadt said be desired to try under n writ of certiorari the rieht of Magistrate Fitch to sentence Mrs. I-e I-e I-e Compte. He said she hud Kone into the Police Court to prefer a charge of burglary against her husband, but that the Magistrate had ordered this charge reduced to uinorderly conduct, and that the Magistrate had also directed the policeman in the ca8e to make a charge of disorderly conduct against Madelon. He said that this was exceeding the powers that the Magistrate had. Assistant District Attorney John Hetherlngton. who appeared to oppose tne motion, said tne return or Magistrate Fitch had not been made. Justice Gar-rton Gar-rton Gar-rton granted an adjournment until Friday.