New York Times, October 24, 1865. I’m thinking Patrolman Coughlin just might have taken a peek into said box before complying with said rule. Anyway, medical students once again furnish the cops with a handy alibi for a tough and ugly case. Not that anybody lost much sleep over the murder of neonates at this time. As we’ve seen, there was an entire industry built around the quiet disposal of unwanted babies.