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LAST EDITION LAST EDITION
AMERICAN TROOPS EVACUATE VERA CRUZ--
POLICE FREE WOMAN IN BURNS CASE
Entered as Second-Class Matter April 21, 1914, at the Postofflce at
Chicago, BL, Under the Act of March 3, 1879.
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St.
Tel. Monroe 353.
By Mail, Except in
Chicago, $3 a Year.
VOL. 4, NO. 49
Chicago, Monday, Nov. 23, 1914
ENDS LIFE BECAUSE HE CANNOT
MAKE HOME FOR HIS BRIDE
Sealed Letters Hide Suicide of Samuel Morton
' Girl-wife Tells of Struggle for Happiness
on $10 a Week
Mrs. Fanny Morton, 19, hride of
three weeks, became the widow of a
Her husband, Samuel Morton, 30,
ended his lifein a gas-filled room at
2848 West Twelfth st. because he was
tired of the struggle to make a living
and a home for his bride on $10 a
Morton was found dead by the
landlady of his rooming house Sun
day morning. In his dead hand he
clutched a. picture of -his. Jjride Xor
whom he never had' been able to pro
vide a home. On- the bureau lay
The contents of the letters are not
yet 'known. One is to Morton's
brother-in-law, Israel Weisdorf, 1321
Homan av.; one to Joe Dugan, 1750
West Twelfth st, and the third to
Miss B. Krichepsky, 1016 Poplar st,
Philadelphia. There is none for the
The letters will be opened at the
inquest, which is to be held this aft
ernoon. It is expected they will tell
the .reason ior Morton's suicide.
But the bride ia already sure what
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