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AN AD-LESS NEWSPAPER COMPLETE WIRE
AND CABLE NEWS REPORT OF UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
398 TEL. MONROE 353
gP VOL.2,NQ.59 Chicago, Friday, Dec 6 1912 ONE CENT
TESTIMONY OF TINY TOT SENDS "UGLY BRIDE"
TO WOMAN'S STATE REFORMATORY
Court Coaxes Five-Year-Old Girl to Tell How Mother
Was Shot Dead by Woman She Had Called
"Lower'ri Dirt and Uglier Than Sin."
Logansport, Ind., Dec 6. A
little child of, five sent Mrs. Eliz
abeth Clark k Lang, the "ugly
bride," to the woman's state re
formatory at Indianapolis for
from two to twenty-one years to
day. The child was the daughter of
Mrs. Junie May Copple. Mrs.
Lang shot and killed Mrs. Copple
for gossiping about her.
The story that led up to the,
murder of Mrs. Copple is onevof
the most pitiful aired in a Logans
Yet it is an old story the storj
of the Ugly Duckling, Prince
Charming and the Woman with
a Serpent's Tongue.
Mrs. Lang is the Ugly Duck
ling; She is- only twenty-four
years old and she was married
only twenty-four hours before she
was arrested for murder.
MrS. Lang is ugly. She knows
& he kn.QWS that everyone else
knows, and she has suffered in
All through her early girlhood
the boys laughed and jeered at
her, telling her how homely she
All through her maidenhood
the young men avoided her,, and
laughed and talked about her
Even her own father hated her
for her ugliness. He is a farmer,
and he made of hei a household
The homely, ugly girl ued to
lie in her bed of nights and dream
of the time when , the Prince
Charming would come, when
some one at last would love her.
"I used to dream of him always
as handsome," she says. "I knew
he would come some day. I knew
he would love me better than all
the world. I knew he would not
think me ugly,"
And, meantime, James Clark,
her father, was working the girl