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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 18, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 13

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Delilah Stephens and Her Brother, Emerson Hartman
Stockton, Cal., July 18. A woman
"who is a wife, mother and" sister
must bare her shame in court to de
fend her brother, who committed
murder to avenge her wrongs.
The woman sinned and told. The
result: One man is dead and three
lives are ruined her own, her hus
bands and her brother's, not to men
tion the future of her two babies.
The story of the love affair be
tween Delilah Stephens and Jack
Duihan is one of ordinary folk. But
into the tragedy of it is woven a
maze of extraordinary situations,
lifting it from a common plane to
one of intense interest for students
of humanity and its surprises.
A trace of the sordid, something of
romance and a strong vein of relig
ious faith are the three outstanding
features that will be emphasized
when the case goes to trial in Sep
tember. Sordidness on the part of Duihan,
who was killed.
Romance in the attitude of the
husband, Chris Stephens, who was
wiling to forgive and forget after his
wife's confession.
Religious faith of the brother, Em
erson Hartmann. who auotes the bi-

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