baby murders june 29 1887
Horrible Case of Baby Farming. Pittsburgh, June 2«.—A case of baby fanning in all its most horrible details, so tmr as can be judged from facts now known, was unearthed yesterday on the third floor of No. 473 Fifth avenue. Mrs. Maggie Stout rented the rooms over John Bolhm’s saloon at the above number about three months ago. Prom that time to the present there have been from two to six children in the house, two, shje claims as her own. She kept very much to herself and no suspicion was entertained until Thursday last, when Dr. W. F. Barclay was called in to attend a sick child. The child was dead when the physician arrived. Dr. Barclay’s attention was attracted by several several other pallid little ones lying about the rooms gasping in the stifling atmosphere. Mrs. Stout refused to anawer the physician^e physician^e questions as to where the children came from. On Sunday last Mrs. Stout again called in the physician. Another child was beyond his skill and died before he left the room. The health officer was notified, and together wiUi the Humane Society is now investigating the matter. Mrs. Stout admits that the children belonged belonged to the daughters of aristocratic families of this city, and said that the chi 1- dren’s parents were glad that they were dead and would pay the funeral expenses. There is another child in the house that the physician states has been drugged and can not live much longer. It is also known that a baby was removed from the house during Sunday night, but where and by whom no one seems to know. The matter has created a sensation and will be thoroughly thoroughly investigated.