March 27, 1913: Mrs. C.H. Hampton, 139 S. Olive St., is a woman with a stretch of bad luck. First her husband died, and then in December the former Mrs. Schwartz married a man named Hampton who talked her into selling most of her property, then deserted her in Bakersfield after spending all the money.
Now her 16-year-old daughter Bearthina is missing and Hampton fears the worst. The girl had been staying at the home of G.L. Peckham, 125 S. Jackson St., in Glendale. Bearthina, a beautiful and usually responsible girl, left there a few days ago without saying where she was going.
“I have been going from one place to another like a wild woman yesterday and today but none of her young friends appear to know anything about her,” Hampton says.
Bearthina has frequently complained of being followed by strange men and seemed worried when she returned from a dance in Venice, The Times says.
I can find nothing further about Bearthina (or Berthina) in The Times, so we can only hope she returned home to mother and did not fall into the clutches of white slavers.