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This girl had been buried by
the hospital under the name of
Mollie Engleman, and Mr. and
Mrs. David Engleman had been
notified of the death of their
The hospital authorities decid
ed that perhaps a mistake had
been made, and called Mrs. En
gleman to the hospital. When
she arrived she was shown into
the room where the girl who had
been thought to be Beatrice
Kaufman was playing.
Mrs. Engleman's sorrow-lined
face lighted up with inexpres
sible joy as her eyes fell on
"My baby! My baby!" she cried,
as she dropped on her knees, and
swept the child into her arms.
Then she became hysterical.
4,1Why did you tell me my baby
was dead?" she cried to the hos
pital officials. "Why did you
make me suffer so?"
When she had recovered, she
was allowed to take her daughter
home, and the hospital authori
ties went to where Mrs. Kaufman
was waiting in fear and trem
bling. "Your baby is dead," they told
her. "She died a month ago.
She was mistaken for another
child, and buried under that
child's name. We are very sorry."
Mrs. Kaufman, overcome with
grief, had to be taken to her
home, where her husband was
anxiously awaiting her return
with their child.
The Kaufman home was plung
ed in grief. The shades were
drawn over the windows. A doc-
One thing 3ill Taft will gain'
by being a college professor
he'll be able to gnaw peanuts,
cuss the umpire and root for the
home team without cracking the
japanning on his official dignity.
tor was sent to attend to the wo
man who constantly moaried :
."My baby, oh, my baby ! She
is dead, and I never saw her face.
They buried her without giving
me a last chance to look upon
Isador Kaufman was almost -as (
inconsolable as his wile, but yes
terday it occurred to him that if
the hospital authorities had made
one horrible blunder they might
have made another.
So he called upon the officials
of the hospital to have the body
of the girl they said was his
daughter exhumed. This was
And when the little body that
had been buried as that of Mollie
Engleman was exhumed, it was
found not to be that of little Bea
The hospital authorities say
they cannot explain the situation
and seem to be helpless to do so.
They .cannot even tell if Bea
trice Kaufrrian is alive or dead.
If she is dead, she is buried under
another name. If she is alive she
apparently is lost to her parents
And who was that baby girl
whose dead body was buried as
that of Mollie Engleman? Where
is her mother, and what does she
think has happened to HER