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BABIES -SOLD FOR SUMS OF
" "' MONEY IS REPORT
Babies were sold from $25 to 75 a
head at the Oak Park baby "farm, ac
cording to Juvenile officers who made
The farm," located at 425 Maple
street, was raided after Kate Klipp, an
amateur detective, had exposed the
place. Mrs. Lois E. Kennedy, said to
be the keeper, is now in jail, charged
with contributing to the delinquency
of several children.
Fifteen babies-were found at the
farm, one suffering with diphtheria.
Dr. Albert F. Storke, Oak Park
Board of Health, 'who' has taken
charge of the farm following the ar
rest of Mrs. Kennedy, issued the fol
lowing statement: '
"From- information 'Brought to me
Mrs. Kennedy'has been, doing a reg
ular business in the sale of babies. A
number of babies, ofcdjirse. were
brought o the farm' to "be taken care
of, but others,, mostly, waifs, were
brought :with the understanding that
tney migut ue uuspuBwyi.
"I am told 'that when- prospective
baby purchasers caUecLilrs. Kennedy
would line u'pthe babies .she had in
stock. . , l
" 'Here's a pretty fair one for $25
she would say. 'This one, however,
is better and sells for $50.-If you want
a really excellent'baby, ta"ke that one
in the cprner. I wouldn't .ordinarily
self him for less than $i00, but I'll
make it $75 to you. Take your
The names of the babies at the
"farm" re Alice Kern, Eleanor Chat
1 field, May Murray, "Baby" Warner,
Joseph De Falco, Frank De Falco,
Arthur Hayes, John Gustavson, Rob
ert Silverberg, Thomas Klein, Alfred
Data, Francis Ryan, Frank Keene,
Frederick -Hanson. The baby taken
to the hospital was George Raymond.
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BALLOON RACERS SAFE
Portland, Ore., June 15 After
wanderine in the woods ior 24 hourd,
JCaptain John "Watts, pilot of the Kan
sas City JJJ, and Roscoe, Pawcett,
aide, who started from Portland in
the national balloon race Thursday,
arrived at Caucadia yesterday almost'
exhausted. Thd balloon caught on a
pinnacle 'of a spur on Hurricane Deck
and is wrecked.
SECEDERS ATTACK W. F. M.
HEADS MAY CALL MILITIA .
Butte, Mont, June 15. With ten
companies of militia throughout
Montana held in readiness to rush
here at a momea't notice, and Gov.
Sam V. Stewart personally on the
scene, a crisis' is expected today in
the trouble of the 'Western Federa
,tion of Miners, which occasioned 12
hoursof rioting Sunday.
Crowds of angry seceders from the
"Western Federation and their sym
pathizers have held practically undis
puted sway in Butte for 36 hours. .
The police virtually acknowledge
their inability to cope with them.
The authorities have not opposed the
crowds to any extent, and th'ey de
clare that only this attitude prevented
Following Saturday's disorders, the
seceders again swarmed the streets
Sunday. The trouble" culminated
when rioters refused to permit a fire
truck to proceed through the street
to answer a false alarm and ordered
firemen to take the machine back to
their barn. The barn was then bad
This followed the explosion of a
charge of dynamite under the "home
of P. K. Sullivan, an official of the
Western Federation. ,The house wa
partially wrecked, but Sullivan and
his family escaped.
Sunday afternoon, after a wild
demonstration by the mob, the po
lice arrested two men. These were'
taken to the city jail under heavy
police guard! The- crowd became so
menacing that Chief Jere Murphy or-
dered them Teleased immediately
rather than precipitate an attempt to.
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