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GIRL CLAIMS SHE WAS . SABATHS ARE GUILTY;
KIDNAPED, ROBBED MAN IS WHIRLED TO
AND ASSAULTED DEATH AT PAINT CO.
THt DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. ilsllIP , Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St. 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL.3, NO. 148 Chicago, Monday, March 23, 1914 ONE CENT
FINDING OF BABY'S BODY LEADS TO
PROBE OF MIDWIFE CONDITIONS
Police Find Startling Conditions While Probing Death of
Baby Found In Alley Midwife Arrested
Girl Mother Seriously-ill.
How desperate young girls are
caught in the meshes of midwives
and their health ruined is brought out
by the finding of the dead'body of a
baby' in the' alley at the rear of 1904
Fulton street Friday.
In connection with the finding- of
the body Emilie Hapner, a widwif e a
241 N. Wood street, has been arrest
ed. She was arraigned before Judge
Dolan this morning and th,e case con
tinued until March 26.
When the body was discovereuDe
tective Sergeant William F. Bowler of
the West Lake street station was put
on the case. He discovered -that a-
young girl had given birth to -a baby
a,t the Hapner home.
Accompanied by Sergeants' O'Hara
and Thorpe he went to the Wood .
street address. He found th&.girl in
bed. She was a vry young girL
.Her name is Emma Van Zettern.
'Her parents reside at 1351 North.
She told them that when she found
the child was dead she gave Jhe mid
wife $5 with which to bury the body.
"The officers sought the Hapner wo
man. She protested that she had
buried the-child. But she showed no
'burial permit. - .