Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
5-rj-- w " Mf-w w,''"T x "'-t'-w TJ
NOON EDITION NOON EDITION
Wrr MURDER WAS iH EAR ST -HARRISON
NOT PROVOKED, IS
CLAIM OF STATE
CROWD GETS FIERCE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper,
N. D. Cochran, ssagBast Te!. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. TgpiJ Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St 398 By Mail. 50 Cents a "Month.
VOL.3, NO. 162 Chicago, Wednesday, April 81914
YOUNG MOTHER FIGHTS DESPERATE
BATTLE FOR BABY BO
Life of Pearl Jensen, Jailed as Kidnaper of Her Own
Child, Is Full of Sordid Facts and Shattered
Dreams She's Fighting the State. ' "
Tacoma, Wash., April 8. "Because
I took my own child they jailed me as
a kidnaper! Is there a mother in the
country who w'ould not ignore the
state and the law to get her most
priceless possession her baby?"
This is what Mrs. Parl Jensen, a
slip of a girl 23 years old, in a. cell in
the city 'jail here on a charge of kid
naping wants to know. With her is
her 6-year-old boy, over whom rela
tives have waged a battle that has
been fought in a half-dozen courts of
The Tacoma police would release
her in a minute if they only had the
But the state of Oregon, impelled
by the child's grandniotheiyMrs. Eva
Hamilton of Portland, has ordered
that the mother and child be locked
up and the law must be complied
The story of Mrs. Jensen's life is
full of sordid facts such as the aver
age young wife never dreams of. She
was born and raised in Oregon, liv
fng in Oregon City and Portland as
She married Fred Hamilton, son of
Mrs. Eva Hamilton, in Portland, and
divorced him shortly after her child,
Charles Gilbert Hamilton, was born.
Then she married William Jensen,
and left her baby with its grandmoth
er in Portland while she went to Alas
ka with ner new husband.
She left Jensen, returned to Port-
fafiWfrriiJbft tirfffi -warn ioimfliiitiirriiiWi . e ..,.