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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 15, 1912, Image 23',
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This was the.' extent of this
seventeen-year-old girl's sin. In
rebuttal of this simple story the
attorneys of Dr. Joslen, the most
experienced criminal lawyers of
the state of" California, combed
the tenderloin in search of "wit
nesses to swear away the reputa
tion of this young girl.
Almost at the outset three of
them were arrested) for perjury.
The case of one is being investi
gated by the grand jury. They
were ex-prizefighters, tenderloin
messenger boys, cafe owners and1
waiters from the 'Barbary Coast.'
.When .a young messenger boy
perjured himself by a detailed re
counting of a night of merry
making with Ethel Williams,
when two bell boys, afterward ar
rested for perjury, recounted a
fabricated adventure of the young
girls at a well known down town
hotel, the club women sat unmov
ed through the evidence which
was afterward proven false and
gave the frail little complaining
witness, in her cheap clothes and
pathetic home-made hats, inval
If the arraignment of this man
has proven nothing else it has
proven that a new consciousness
and a new breadth of feeling over
the victims of such men is being
felt by women, especially the club
women and the social workers of
It was the consistent atitude of
an inconsiderable body of women
that took the case of this pretty
defenseless little girl out of the
degrading oblivion of the police
court, forced it into the superior
court, and focused th'e attention
of men and women in every walk,
of life on the doubtful methods J
the defense resorted to in order D
to saye a millionaire from" theJo
The trial resulted in a disagree- '
ment of the jury. '
KILLS GIRL AND HIMSELF;
Denver, Colo., F,eb. lfS.. Afte'r .
writing a note expressing his sor- :
row that he was unable to kill twoi:
other persons, Peter Budrow? 50
years old, shot and killed Kath- '
erine Heslin, 24 years old, and
committed suicide. r
-The bodies of the girl and the T
man were found in a cheap roqm- ..
ing house this morning. Budrow
had called for Miss Heslin last 1
night and asked her to go for a -.
walk with him. - Z
Budrow formerly was as pros- -perous
business man of Cripple"
Creek. Apparently he fel in love
with the girl he killed, left wife
and children for her, only to have,
her desert him for another when,
his money ran out. His note,
which was found in his pocket,
explains the tragedy;
"This girl was the cause of myr
downfall, the breaking up of my
home and my financial ruin. She -has
chosen a human viper in pref
erence to me now that I am un-
able to supply her with the luxu ,T
ries of life. I wish I could rid fi
society of him, too, and also the ,
women who runs the rooming
house where we lived. I would
gladly kill them alL"