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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 22, 1913, Image 7

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! THE NEW SUMMER NIGHTGOWN
They are still wearing low-neck
and short-sleeved nightgowns, those
that slip over the head. Many of the
new yokes and sleeyes are-matte en
tirely 6f laoe and embroidery. .More
white ribbon than-colors are used for
bows just now. One has grown rather
tired of the omnipresent pink and
blue bows.
The yoke motif in chemises and 1
nightgowns gives -opportunity for a.
display of quantities of rich lace and
embroidery, and this year elaborate
trimmings are the rule on lingerie of.
all kinds. Irish crochet and fine
French Valenciennes lace are com
bined with machine embroidered
banding on this pretty gown, and the
yoke is particularly graceful.
HERE'S THE PRIZE QUEER SUIT
OF LEGAL HISTORY
. One of the most extraordinary
actions ever known in the legal his
tory of America was filed here yes
terday by William H. Meutsch.
Meutsch filed suit for $75,000
against the Chicago City Railway
Co., as damages caused by Meutsch's
murder of his two daughters and in
fant son.
Meutsch shot and killed his chil
dren January 30, 1908.
Ten days . before the murder
Meutsch, while driving a wagon, was
run down by a State street car at
Twenty-sixth street
He now alleges that the injuries he
suffered in that accident caused him
to become criminally insane and that
therefore, the traction company
really is responsible for the triple
murder he committed and his suffer
ing therefrom.
Meutsch was found insane shortly
after the murder and committed to
the asylum for the criminally insane
at Chester. Two years later he was
released as cured.
He then was tried before Judge
Scanlan for the murder of his older
daughter,, convicted and sentenced to
death.
He was granted a new trial befdre
Judge Kavanagh and acquitted. He
then was tried for the murder of his
younger daughter, convicted and sen-"
tenced to life imprisonment. While
motion for a new trial was pending,
the state's attorney dropped -the case
and Meutsch was freed.
Meutsch has married again since
the triple murder.
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