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rested last night at the home of her
uncle, Thomas H. Patterson, 8723 S.
Their arrest followed the raid on
the "house of mystery," which result
ed in the arrest of Dr: -TJiomas Bal
hatchett and Mrs. Annie Mills, the
keeper Mrs Mills later made a state
ment to O'Reilly in which she expos
ed the entire business.
The girls were hysterical when ar
rested. They denle dthe charges at
first, but, according to the police, lat
er broke down and admitted they had
become the mothers of children in
the Blackstone avenue house and had
accused Dr. Balhatchett of aiding
them to conceal their motherhood.
Their case was continued until
Dr. Balhatchett and Mrs. Mills,
O'Reilly announced that no efforts
would be spared by the state's attor
ney's office to fix the real guilt of
"We're going after the higher-ups
in these cases," said O'Reilly, "prin
cipally the doctors who are getting
wealthy from the practice. There are
ORDERS BOSTON STORE TO
MAKE ELEVATOR CHANGES
Following the story of the probable
fatal injuring of Ernest Saul, a ma
chinist, in an elevator shaft at the
Boston Store, which appeared only
in The Day Book, State Factory In
spector Nelson made an investigation
and today ordered the store manage
ment to make changes in thee con
strue of the roof of the elevators.
Deputy Inspector Fitzsimmons in
vestigated the shaft whre Saul had
an arm and leg torn from him and
t' med in the following report:
At 8-30 a. m., May 14, Ernest Saul,
an oiler, slipped on the slopmg roof
of an elevator in the Boston Store
and in trying to save himself he
May 19 when they will be heard withgrasped one of the cables and was
carried upward to a sheave. His arm
and leg got caught between the cable
and the sheave Both limbs were
torn from his body."
He recommended that platforms be
built on thetop of the cars to co,ver
the sloping. Inspector Nelson acted
upon his report.
Saul was reported sinking this
two classes of these places. ThereJ afternoon. He has a wife and five-
are the ones to wmen tne working I weeks -old baby at 708 N. State at.
girls creep when their babe is about o o-
to be born. And then there's the oth
ej plprpf which shake down -the
dajig' " wealthy parents who
go t to hide their disgrace.
Anv that condition, whether
she l- J or poor, as a harvest for
those sort of doctors."
There is a rumor that a daughter
of a Chicago millionaire has recently
become the mother of a child in one
of the "farms" on the outskirts of
When this rumor was reached the
City Hall detectives were sent out to
trail the report. A sensational arrest
is expected between now and Mon
day by the police.
Officer John Stege, who is work
ing on the "baby farm"" cases, an
nounced today that he would soon
come into possession of some import-tjeeeflce.
BITS OF NEWS
Bion J. Arnold called cuttlefish by
Mayor Harrison. Mayor asserts en
gineer is evading question of juggled
Fellow workers turned hose on
Joseph Vahnka, 55, 2913 S. Union av.,
at Schwartzchild and Sulzberger's
plant April 11th. Man died of shock
John Carlson, 5837 Loomis st, fell
down South-Side "L" stairs at 29th
st, Monday. Dead.
Helen Lark, 14, 3545"W. 60th St.,
Lincoln Beachey looped the lopp at
Grant Park today. Flew 6,000 miles
above city yat 100 miles per hour.
Francis Lingle, 6, 1519 Cortland st,
killed by truck. eGorge Redmea.
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