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land, tCfOk charge of her sop, and lat
er came to Tacoma. But the ylotlier
of her first husband wanted the baby.
She used every plan to recover the
Mrs. Jensen obtained ..a divorce
from Jensen, and began earning her
livehhood as a waitress in a cafe here.
Last June, while her boy-baby was
in charge of friends and the mother
was working, a messenger appeared
Hamilton's arrest, and the court de
creed that the mother should have
her baby. Then Mrs. Jensen again re
turned to Tacoma and was arrested
as she stepped from the train on a
charge of kidnaping.
The warrant was based on a clause
in her divorce decree by which she is
supposed to remain in Oregon with
While police officers in Portland,
acting under command of the girl's
mother-in-law, were obtaining extra
dition papers in Salem, Oregon's cap
ital, preparatory to herding themoth
er and her child across the state
boundary, Attfy O. A. Brumeister and
Att'y Fred G. Remann of this city
were taking up the fight for the girl's
Mrs. Pearl Jensen and Her Baby.
with a note and took the child away.
The frantic mother could not lo
cate her baby, other than to learn
that Mrs. Hamilton of Portland,
grandmother of the child, had kid
naped him. Mrs. Hamilton traveled
through California with the boy, al
ways keeping out of sight, and for
nine months the mother, crazed with
grief, could not locate them.
Recently Mrs. Jensen learned that
Mrs. Hamilton and the child had re
turned to Portland. She caused Mrs.
The woman is penniless. Yet the
Tacoma attorneys took up her fight
merely because of their desire to see
justice done. Habeas corpus papers
were signed by the girl in her cell'and
the prisoner was taken to the super
ior court to battle for her liberty.
Everyone who has met Pearl Jen
sen is helping her. Even the blunt,
hardened police officers have come to
the girl's rescue, and are making
things as comfortable as possible for
her in her cell.
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