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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 16, 1912, Image 1

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WE THINK MORE OF CHILDREN, WOMEN AND
MEN THAN OF BEEF, PORK AND MUTTON
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST
398
TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2,NQ.67 Chicago, Monday, Dec.-16, 1912 ONE CENT
EVELYN ARTHUR SEE TO BE RELEASED ON
BAIL; WINS FIGHT IN SUPREME COURT
Boss of Absolute Life Cult Was Arrested Seventeen
Months Ago for Abduction of Mildred Bridges
She Says "Master" Will Return to Teachings.
Evelyn Arthur See, boss of the
Absolute Life cult and several
women," won his fight for release
on bail before the supreme court
in Springfield today.
See has been in the county jail
since he first was arrested for the
abduction of Mildred Bridges in
July, 1911.
He's still in the county jail, be
cause the order for his release on
bail has not yet arrived from
Springfield.
Also, he is exceedingly peevish,
because he wants to gt but to
his disciples especially to Mil
dred Bridges 'and Mona Rees, the
"Spirit of Simplicity"
Mildred Bridges, her father and
mother, Mona Rees '"and her
mother, are all said to be living
in See!s "temple," at 2608 Racine
avenue. - ,
Mona Rees and Mildred Bridges
were both at the rttemple" today,
anxiously awaiting the coming of
Jhe "Master."
Both declared that See's release
on bail means his acquittal on the
hearing of his appeal against his
,conviction in the criminal court.
The history of the See case is
peculiar. '
See always was a cult fiend.
During the World's fair" he mar
ried a woman from whom he was
studying the teachings of one of
the most new-fangled cults. '
See and his wife did not live
together long, and the real ex
planation ' of their separation
never did become public.
Then See went into tht
business for himself, ' and" a!
several trials, fixed on "The Ab
solute Life," -and "The Jurrfttr
Commonwealth," as the real
goods in the cult line.
His first disciple in the abso
lute life business was Mrs. Fe
licia Rees, of 3617 Marshfield
avenue.
Mrs. Rees was so stuck on See
and the absolute life that she
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