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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 26, 1913, Image 6

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New York, June 26. Did beautiful Helen McCarty, sixteen years old,
the daughter of John H. McCarty, wealthy newspaper broker, disappear of
her own free will because of some love affair?
Is she the victim of one of New York's libertine men of wealth who stop
at nothing to achieve their beastly ends?
Or has she fallen into some horrid hands and is now the "property" of
professional white slavers?
Has she disappeared to be found again, or has she disappeared forever,
like Dorothy Arnold and the thousands of other girls who have vanished so
strangely in this city of wealth and poverty, pleasure and misery?
These are the questions that are urging the police department to ex
traordinary efforts and putting biting fear in the hearts of the parents of
Helen McCarty.
Neither the parents, nor the relatives, nor the friends of the girl, have
seen or heard from her since last .
At that time, her mother sent her
from the Hotel Hargrave, where Mr.
and Mrs. McCarty live, to a store on
Columbus avenue near Seventy-second
Helen was seen to leave the Har
grave, seen to start in the direction
of the store, but she never reached
the store and never returned to the
Helen McCarty, who is passing
beautiful for a girl of her age and
whose form makes her look older
than she is, was a student In a con
vent at Torresdale, Pa.
Two weeks ago she was sent to
her parents by the convent for the
summer vacation.
She arrived home safely and told
her parents soon afterward of her
growing passion for music, saying
she did not care for any of her other
studies at the convent.
This declaration greatly pleased
her parents, who at once set about
making arrangements for the girl to
take a special course in music under
a master here.
These arrangements were com
pleted by Mr. McCarty last Monday,
save for the introduction of Helen to
the music master, which was to take
place Tuesday forenoon.
Early Tuesday, Mrs. McCarty or
dered an automobile In which to take
her daughter to the studio of -the
music master.
While waiting, she remembered an
errand she had forgotten and told
Helen to go to the store on Colum
bus avenue.
The automobile that Mrs. McCarty
had ordered arrived at the hotel. Mrs.
McCarty waited impatiently for her
When the hours began to pass,
Mrs. McCarty became seriously
alarmed and notified her husband.
He was Inclined to scoff at her fears
at first, but soon became as alarmed
as she.
McCarty notified the police and a
private detective agency. Having in
mind the case of Dorothy Arnold, the
police immediately Bent out a general
alarm and began a search of every
hospital in the city.
Helen McCarty was not in any hos
pital and when the police and priv
ate detectives had finished the weary
round of the hotels, their hearts were
as fearful as that of the parents.
Tuesday night passed in weary
waiting, during which Mr. and Mrs.
McCarty paced the floor of their
apartments at the Hargrave, hunger
ing for & message of hope.
But no message came and Wed
nesday passed, and Wednesday night,

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