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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 09, 1911, Image 12',
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SEE GETS PENITENTIARY"
" ' SENTENCE
"Women in Court Sigh in. Pity
When Judge says, "One to Five
Years" Men Growl Approval.
-Eyelyn Arthur See, founder of
the cult of "Absolute Life' and
convicted of contributing to the
'delinquencyof Mildred Bridges,
a minor, was today sentenced by
Judge Hphore to from one to five
years in the penitentiary.
See's attorney was given thirty
jdays in. which to make an appeal.
r See, has been out on bond,
.which .was canceled when he was
sentenced, and he will probably
remain in jail until the" appeal is
carried 'tp the higher -courts. . -
The- scene in Judge ' Honore's
Courtroom was dramatic "when
See arose to have sentence passed
. ' The room was , crowded with
jiis.-disciples, mainly women,-who
'believed in his "teachings and in
'his innocence in spite of there
, vol ting practices of the culbtesti--fied
,to,. and .the immoral atmos
phere surrounding his girlish con
There -were men-in the court al
so. Big, strong men; hardened
"court attaches, innured'to the
seamy and sordid side of life, who
- "were sickened by the story of
See's associations with the in'no
t:ent followers of his teachings.
- When See was sentenced a sigli
-of pity ran through his disciples-.
-A -growl of approval arose from
tfhe;men, jjuickly silenced by the
..co.urtbailiffs. . . , -.? .
See trembled, his iace blanch-
e'd, and he got unsteadily to his
T protest "he. stammered.
"Let your lawyers do that m
court," interrupted"a,bailiff. '.
And Evelyn Arthur See, be
trayer of Mildred Bridges, wreck
er of her mother's, life, and who
had brought sorrow and disgrace
to her aged fatheV," was face ' to
face with the iron-barred gatesof
Jolietr. t '
QUITS POSITION TODAY
A. T. Balfour, leader of- British!
-Conservative party for 25 years.
Balfour" resigned his position
today, because of dissension with
in party, ranks. The resignation
is an echo of the lords veto hgnu
Name of Fairbanks, Charles W.
Fairbanks, said to be of Indiana,
got in ta a. Boston paper recently.
Sounds familiar, too. Who is he?
Ah. we have it, Arctic explorer!
ten'fc' that right?, .Something to
go with ice anynow- $