August 28, 1907

Baby Whose Coughing Kept Roomers
Awake is Dead.

Mrs. E. J. Wise, a frail woman, bearing a pale and emanciated child of less than 2 years in her arms, laboriously climbed the stairway leading to police headquarters about 3 o'clock yesterday morning. The child was suffering with tuberculosis. The woman said she and the babe had been ejected from a rooming house on Walnut street because the baby's coughing kept other roomers in the house awake. The woman and baby were cared for in the police matron's department until later in the morning, when the child was removed to the Emergency hospital, where it died a few minutes later.

The woman, who is a widow, came here with her babe from Webb City, Mo.