To the Editor:
—I received a letter almost identical with the one given in The Journal, Jan. 10, 1913, p. 153. I answered it stating that I knew of no one who would produce abortion, but that a little later the woman might find a place to stay at the Salvation Army Rescue Home while her child was born. A few days later a western-looking, heavy-set man, clean shaven, about 38 years old, weighing about 165 pounds, having had some old injury to his left hand, called and between sobs and the free use of a handkerchief told me that his niece had bled to death three days before from a criminal operation, and in her hand-bag was found my name and a receipt for some ribbons from a near-by store. He showed me the picture of a girl picking apple-blossoms and asked me if I had ever seen her.