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THE DAY BOOK
5Q& SO. PEORIA ST
TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2,NQ.79 Chicago, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1912 ONE CENT
AGED MAN SUICIDES AFTER YOUNG GIRL
ENTERS COMPLAINT AGAINST HIM
Six Other Prominent JVIen Held to Higher Court on
CJiarge of Contributing to Juvenile' Delin
quency Town Rocked by Scandal.
Mystic, Copn., Dec 31. Her
man Havlisch, 70 years old, one
of the bestifcnown-farmers in this
section of the state, committed
iuicide after "he, with six other
prominent: elderly men, had. been
bound over to' a-higherr court 'oil
charges of-contributing to juve
-'-Several little girls of the town
are complainants , against .the
men. The girls are under 13
years old. - AIL of themen but
twp are over 60. - t
- The"1 men awaiting- trial are
Amo-sR. Parks, R. B Chute, Al
fred 'A. Baker, Nathan W. New-
bjiry, Stephen Duke and Philip, J'
Butten' was arrested, charged
with felonous assault on Lena
Barractaughy 12 years old. He
was releastn $l5,QGQbaiL
Butten, smiQ is 40 years old; is
0319 of the pest known men in
fraternal circles, and a big offi
cial in thcJCnights of Pythias,
Masons and .Red Men.
' Newbury is pastcommander of
the local Grand Army post, and'
profninent in fraternal circles;
All of the accused men deny
their guilt, but: Havlisch com
mitted suicide as soon as he learn
ed of the charge.. The others
claim the children matte the.
charges because they 1 refused to
give them money with which to
go to- moving picture -shows.
Behind the charge of juvenile
delinquency is said to lie a re
volting s'tory of orgies indulged
in by elderly men, some of them
towri ' officials, and little girls,
many of; thjem yet in their teens.
An organization for the prac--tice
of perversion, similar to those
alleged toexfst in Portland, Ore.,
and Philadelphia, is said, to have
been formed, in the town.
Prosecutor Warren H. Burrows
saidtetday, tffot many, other well-