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BIG CHICAGO BANKERS AYS TflE NEW MONEY
, LAW WILL HELP BUSINESS QUICKLY
THE DAY BOOK
N. -D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St.
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
Tel. Monroe 353.
By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL.3, NO. 73 Chicago, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1913
LIFE STORY OF ROMANCE, TRAGEDY
AND SELF-DENIAL UNFOLDED
Death of Prominent Lawyer Clears Up, Old Mystery
Wife of Dead Man Finds Womajn Who Had Been
Locked In Her Husband's Office for Years "I
Loved Him," Shouts Mystery Woman.
Monticello, N. Y., Dec. 23. MA woman gives; gives always, and sacri
fices all when she loves. And I am but a woman."
That is the answer of Miss Adelaide M. Brance to one of the most re
markable stories of illicit love, romance, self-denial and tragedy ever un
folded in the pages of life.
Two days ago Melvin H. Couch, former district attorney of Sullivan
county, a lawyer of repute, respected by his townspeople and whose private
life was believed beyond reproach, was found dead of heart failure in his
Mrs. Couch was summoned by telephone and arrived, grief-stricken
and shaken. As she and the men who discovered the body stoo.d silently
contemplating the dead man, the sound of sobbing came from somewhere
"That door," Mrs. Couch gasped. "That door. There is some room
there j it has always been a mystery.' ""My. husband never would let me open
it. Someone must be in there."