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The girl was in delicate condition.
And she didn't want the disgrace to
break in the quiet little village where
she and her folks lived for years.
.When she left home she seemed
to vanish entirely. The folks wired
to the police of "Milwaukee and Chi
cago, asking that they trace the girl.
Her parents were distracted. They
communicated with an uncle of the
girl, H. B. Waterman, 605 W. 63d st.
He began a search for the girl.
Finally he found her. But she
wasn't the bright-eyed, innocent lit
tle girl he had seen before in the
sleepy village of Laona. She was in
St Bernard's Hospital. And the child
had been torn from her by an abor
tion, leaving her struggling between
life and death.
For a long time the girl and her
uncle talked before she stiffled the
sobs that were racking her frail body
and told him her story.
There wasn't anything new about
the story. It was the old one, with
same old characters a girl, almost a
child, with imagination, looking for a
glimpse of the big cities over the hills,
and the man from the city "who
could talk so eloquently."
It wasn't so surprising that the girl
should fall. And then came the day
of reckoning. Nature punished the
girl. She became desperate.
She thought of ending it all in the
little brook "where she used to send
ships out to faraway harbors." But
she couldn't quite gather courage.
And then she says she received a
letter from Chicago. She came here.
Then came the abortion.
When the girl finished the story the
tmcle went to the city hall. Ass'n
Corporation Counsel George L. Reker
was assigned to the case. -
Waterman made a sworn state
ment that the girl told him that Bal
lou had sent her the money to come
to Chicago. She said she went to
Dr. Rowell's Chicago office at 159 N.
State st. Then she said that she was
taken to Western Springs, where she
(remained until taken to the hospital. j
The warrants, charging an attempt
to perform a criminal operation; were
issued by Judge Fry, who fixed the
bonds at $5,000 each.
Dr. Rowell said he saved the girl's
life by an operation. He offered to
prove he had only done it after a. con
sultation with two other doctors.
The department of justice will look
over all evidence gathered by Reker tfft
in order to find out if the Mann act
At the Hamilton Club it was stated
that Ballou had not been in town for
BITS OF NEWS
Herman Riethel, 2936 Union av.,
up in court for abusing wife, told by
judge to sentence self. Fined him
self $200, then placed himself on pro
bation for six months.
Dr. Mary Waring, 4529 Vincennes
av., named by Gov. "Dunne on com
mission that will prepare fiftieth an
niversary of freeing of negroes.
Mre. William Schroedqr arrived
with 4 children from Germany.
Knocked on door at 4524 Cottage
Grove av., address husband had given
her. Nobody home. Police taking
care of her.
Two men offered to -rent Peter
Gloodt's dance hall, 258 Root stl
Gloodt went with one of them to see
hall. Other rifled cash register of
Mayor Harrison ordered Capt. Zim
mer Chicago av. station, to lock up
all loungers on N. Clark st Jail holds
100. Filled in an hour.
Wnornn imari hu rnhhorc tn rar
away $2,926 plunder from home of j
juuus rseneuicc, itfj. n. ozu st.
SUMNER BISHOP OF OREGON
Dean Sumner, SS. Peter and Paul's
Cathedral, was notified today that he
had been elected Episcopal Bishop of
Oregon in the balloting at Portland
last night. He has not decided
whether or not hell accept