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THE BREAKER BOY A' SHORT STORY BY
CLARENCE DARROW, IS IN THIS ISSUE
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, ggga&s Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St 398 By Mail, 50 Cento a' Month.
VOL.3, NO.' 30' Chicago, Saturday, Nov. 1, 1313
IRL'S CHAIN OF MISFORTUNES I
UNEOUALED EXCEPT IN NOVEL
Ward of Juvenile Court Believed to Have Carried Out
Fake Suicide Plan to Escape "Hounding'
Search for Her Is Still On.
Did Elizabeth Curtis really seek relief from hounding by throwing her
self into the waters of Lake Michigan when her hat and coat were- found on
the shore three weeks ago?
Or did she simply pretend to have suicided that she might be forgotten
and start llfe afresh, unmolested, unwatched, and free?
Or did she, penniless, and unable to support her year-old baby, want to
make the world believe that Elizabeth Curtis was dead, that she might, in
the sublime sacrifice of motherhood, drift into the undertow and earn her
own and her child's support in the only .way that seemed left to her?
These questions, might perhaps be answered by Mrs, Pifkins, who
claimed to have received a farewell letter from the girl in which she be
queathed her baby to the woman and' wrote: a
"Keep my dear little -child. , Never let anyone else have it. Don't let
her out of your sight, and when she grows up try your best not to let any
one houndier.to death as I have been."
But Mrs. Pitkins disappeared from 655 Groveland Park within a f.ew
days after the supposed suicide of the girl, as did also the woman'claiming
to be her daughter, Miss Hes, 3319 Vernon avenue, according tor Miss Marie
Lawrence, teacher of the Juvenile' Detention School.
.Whatever may have happened-to Elizabeth Curtis, not yet twenty