DESERT BABY IN HOTEL; ARRESTED
Devils Lake, N.D., July 26.—Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Holt are sojourning in the police station here pending a hearing on the charge of having deserted their 17 days old baby in the Colonial Hotel here last March.
The couple returned to the city recently looking for the baby, which has since been legally adopted by a farmer near here. When Chief of Police Timhoe asked the woman if she was the mother of the child she finally admitted that she was. The case was referred to State's Attorney Hunt and the couple were locked up. The offense is a penitentiary one, and the couple have given no good reason for deserting the baby girl. Their home is near Voltaire, N.D.. Both are 27 years of age.
Bismarck Tribune, 7/26/1920