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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 06, 1913, Image 15

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Steinheil's life, found that she had 1
not been an idejil wife. But they
could find, no more reason why she
should'murder her husband, any more
than why she should have lied about
the theft of the jewels. .
If Madame Steinhejl had kept
silent in the future the mystery
might have been forgotten by the
public, but, several months, after the
murder, she accused a young man
named Burlingham of the murder,
She was so positive in her accusation
that the police took. Burlingham into
custody, and MadameSteinheil, ccfn
fronting liim, identified him as 'one
of theonen she saw in.her room. Bur
linghani had no difficulty in proving
that he was in a cit.v tnanv miles
' from Paris on the night in question.
Madame SteinheiL was very friend
ly with the judge who had. charge of
the case. The matter was later taken
out of his hands, and she made other
accusations right and. left. First it
was an oH valet in .her home, who
quickly proved his innocence. Then
she accused Reray Couillard, . the
valet who had answered her cries for
hejp She even went so far that she
placed a pearl in Couillard's; pocket,
a gem which she had reported' as
having been, stolen otn the" nightl of
the murder.' Couillard was in a tight
place when two Parisiannewspaper
correspondents, G de Labruyereof
the Matin- and"' Marcel Hutin of -the
Echo de Paris, took his-'case in hand:
They went" together toMme. Steinheil's-rooms
and, after 'practfcally
they questioned her forseveral hours
and shev finally confessed .to them
that Couillard. had not, stolen the
pearl and had not killed her husband
and mother. She repeated this con
fession to the police, but, in exoner
ating Couillard, she made the charge
of murder against Alexander Wolff,
the son of her cook. The police
quickly proved lhat the young man
was innocent.
The police, under Lepine, finally
anested Madame Stemheil, seven
teen months, after the murder accus
ing her of killingher husband and
mother. The trial lasted nine days
and Madame Steinheil left the court
room a'free"womanv6a.$oy. 13,1909.
Thereis, Tittle likelihood , that the
two "murders that 'May morning in
the Steinheil home will ever be
avenged. "'
The case will, jierhaps, always re
main one of the,' wierdest mysteries
of Paris police annals.
It was at the dinner-table, and the
hostess' addressed her husband's
"Do "have another piece of pie,
John." ,
"Why, really, I've already had two;
but it's so good, I "believe T will have
""Ha, ha! "mother's a winner," said
little Tommy, 'excitedly. "She said
she-'d bet you'd make a pig of your
self." ,
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Do not let your children kiss other
children in the public school nor try
on others' clothing or hats. Never
let them eat fruit or caady that have
been handled by others.
MlY.CUl J. Ji, i. jTV-JJ

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