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f ession, several Pittsburgh physicians
acted as "feeders" for the hospital,
sending to Meredith for illegal opera
tions women who came to them. In
a number of cases whencomplica
tions resulted and were followed by
death, the remains of the victims
were heartlessly consigned to the
monster furnace in the basement, ac
cording to Lutz.
Meredith was held today in $12,000
bail on charges of performing an il
legal operation and larceny. Miss
Lucy Orr, alias Lucy Damms, head
nurse and his alleged chief assistant,
and Miss Mary Snyder, a nurse, were
also in custody.
The specific charge against Mere-r
uiui is LUU.L lie peiiurmeu an niegcii
operation Upon Mrs. Myrtle Allison of
Wilkinsburg, near here, a year ago.
Lutz declared tbat he sent Mrs.
Allison to Meredith.
Lutz, a wreck as the result of his
part in the support of the hospital,
described Meredith as a fiend, appar
ently obsessed by love of brutality.
Some time after sending Mrs. Al
lison to Dr. Meredith, Lutz asked
Meredith where she was, he said.
Meredith, he declared, said she was
"Well, doctor, don't you think this
is a dangerous work?" Lutz claims to
have asked Meredith.
"Well," Lutz says he was told,
"there was a certain party that came
to me from New York and was traced
as far as my office. It was Dorothy
When asked what had become of
her, Meredith was said to have mo
tioned skyward with both hands, In
dicajting, Lutz declares, that she had
been cremated. Pressed for an an
swer as to the fate of Mrs. Allison,
Meredith made similar gestures.
Lutz said he had witnesses cruel
treatment of Mrs. Allison by Mere
dith when the woman was removed
from Lutz's office to Meredith's am
He literally threw her into the am
bulance andjcalled her a vile name
T Lutz said, and when she moaned that
she would like her mother sent for,
Meredith assured her with a brutal
"Oh, you'll see your mother soon
enough, all right."
District Attorney Jackson smiled at
reports from New York to the effect
that John Keith, attorney for Fran
cis Arnold, father of Dorothy Arnold,
had come to Pittsburgh unknown to
his employer and investigated a re
port that the missing heiress was at
the Bellevue institution,
"Lutz has come through and told
us everything," said Jackson. "We
have evidence that Dorothy Arnold
was traced right to the door of Mere
dith's downtown office in the Schmidt
building. We have learned enoUgh
already to convince us that in this
raid we have broken Up one of the
worst places in the country. It is too
early yet to tell just what will be re
vealed about Dorothy Arnold's fate
by the arrests."
New York, April 10. Full details
of a search of Pittsburgh'jg "house of
mystery," the Bellevue Sanitarium,
whose proprietor, Dr. C. C. Meredith,
is under arrest there as possibly re
sponsible for the deaths of women,
were given today by John Keith, who
personally went through the mys
terious sanitarium oh a search for
Dorothy Arnold, the missing New
Keith, despite reports to the con
trary from Pittsburgh, is still firmly
convinced that MisB Arnold was not
in the "house of mystery" at least
at the time of his visit.
From admissions made to him by
the doctor in. charge, Attorney Keith
said, he had no doubt there was much
about the house which the physician
desired to conceal.
"I was first led to Pittsburgh,"
Keith said, "by a letter from a prom
inent lawyer of that city. He de
clared a woman there was certain
that Miss Arnold was in a sanitarium
near that city. Within an hour 1 wa