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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 18, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 13

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TWO MOTHERS CLAIM "SPIRIT CHILD" EACH
DECLARES BOY IS HER OWN BABY
Samuel Guien and Lewis, Kraft,
Jr., who is claimed by Mrs. .Quien
(picture below) as her son.
Cincinnati, O., Nov. 18. A "spirit
child" child .mothered "spirit
ually," it is-saidliy artfomatfto'nS
since loved and long since dead, and
"physically" mothered by a woman
who is still "of the earth," but Jays
no claim to romance is the center
of one of -the most sensational legal
contests' ever held in Ohio.
A wan-cheeked, shy little chap is
to KYsft Jr.. the "sDirit child,"
claimed by two women and emphat
ically disclaimed by a third woman
and the heir to $40,000, whether the
court recognizes his earthly or his
spiritual lineage.
The "spiritual mother," however is
not invoking earthly law to protect
her child. The court machinery has
been started by a very much alive,
flesli-and-blood woman who declares
that the "spirit child" is her own
and that .though she consented 12
wars aen to eive the new-born baby
to the woman now claiming to be
its "physical" mother, she now re
grets her unnatural action, and
mother love -compels her to claim
her own flesh and Wood.
Then, into the case comes the third
woman a broken-hearted, middle
aged," childless woman to further
entangle the "spirit child" in "an
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