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"CHILD OF MYSTERY" BAFFLES POLICE
Kansas City, Mo., March 27. Po
lice of this city are baffled today over
the puzzle of thef "child of mystery,"
6-year-old Dorothy Lewis, who has
been taken from a man claiming to
be her father and given to a wealthy
Dorothy told Judge Porterfield of
the children's court, that F. D. Lewis,
75, was her father, that she had two
stepmothers and was born "at the
foot of the Berkshires."
Lewis and the little girl lived in In
dependence, near here, nine months
on just enough to keep them alive.
Lewis talks vaguely of a large estate
.coming to himand letters .to. a.Mrs.
Lewis hint of the man's right to a
In spite of Lewis' alleged threats
to kill himself if the child is taken
from him, Dorothy was given to the
care of Mrs. Henry Dexter, a leader
in-Catholic charities here.
. Washington Supreme court or
dered mandate issued immediately
turning over German prize steamer
Appam, interned at Norfolk, and her
cargo to British owners.
Washington. U. S. gov't granted
safe conduct for German officials in
China to pass through this country.
Wjll probably, land at San Francfcsco.