March 30, 1907

Woman in Court Declared It
Was Only a "Cold."

Mrs. A. N. McGuire was before the juvenile court yesterday afternoon as a witness in one of the cases pending. She held in her arms a small baby which seemed to be ill.

"What's the matter with that child?" demanded Judge McCune abruptly as he happened to notice the little one, "Is it sick?"

"Yes, it seems to have a bad cold," answered the mother carelessly.

Dr. Matthias of the detention home examined the child a moment or two.

"This baby has the measles," he announced, and there was a small scattering of the bystanders who were not immune. Mrs. McGuire and the child were removed from the court room and the little one given medical attention.