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ARKANSAS POET SURE HE'S FOUND KIDNAPED INFANT After Visit to Babe Hermu Declares He Has Established Girl's Identity STORY PRODS COUNTS ATTORNEY TO INQUIRY Miami. 'Okl.'i... Nov. 15—Aflsert'orv of Chalmers Verglison, "poet hermit of Magazine mountain." Scott county, Arkansas, that a three year old frih in the enro of Mrs. H. ,B. \\*ells a\ Picher. Is thn mHsintf Pearl Tnrnrr dauR-bter of l,ynne Turner. Scott, conn ty. ArltanHOS mrmntnlncor, were helriR investigated here tod.-iy by County At torncy A. I.. Commons i'lTKll.snn, wild tuts Intcrepted himself in I be d Isa ppejmince uf the Turner hnliy. aj-rivc,t In Picher y-Mterdfiy afternt-on aiul ;ifter seeing the clllld in Mrs. WCIIH ' kceplnc t(dd the county attorney he hn<l cytjitdiHhod to bis own satisfuctlon that she was the Tumer baby for w)n>m a sea)-ch has been onn ducted. throuR-b the (t/.ark mountain '• \ , , . | n 'S |on for Bevtni1 weoks ' Responded to Pearl Ferguson reported that the child re- nli(1(1 w hen be called her "Pearl'' |1Iul ^pinyed interest when he talked f thl) ,,t n er Turner children and | motioned "Rover." a do^ owned by i Turner. | T n0 child nt Picher was left at the home of Mrs. Wells several weeks ago hy William Hainan, who now is servile \ t n p a sentence here for forgery, I Holman declares the baby is his daughter, and Arkansas authorities who came to Picher several days ago said she was not the missing girl. Failed to Prosecute A comiilete investigation will be made of the puzzling case. It was announced by County Attorney Commons. He beiTan today to trace the ownership of an automobile in which Ferguson declared Pearl was spirited away from ho mountain home. Fergu- Bon gave the license number of the. car to Comifions. Holman admitted taking the baby, which he says is hla daughter, to Picher In a motor car. A few days ago Ferguson caused | the arrest of four Scott county Arkansas residents on warrants sworn by him. charging complicity in the alleged kidnaping of Pearl. Ho failed to appear ns prosecuting witness at the preliminary hearings, however, and tho cases were dismissed. Ferguson said ' he was so sure he had discovered Pearl Turner that ho would telegraph Mrs. Turner today to come to Picher and "see for herself."

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  1. Muskogee County Democrat,
  2. 15 Nov 1923, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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