"This woman was better looking than my wife", Valente declared.
deep-dye4.tr?edy UIFE BETDRIIED AFIER HAY1KG FIHE FUflEBAL Then Valerite Learned He Had Buried the Wrong Woman. ASKS CITY TO PAY THE BILL Insists That Morgue Keeper Persuaded Him Against His Judgment as to Identity of Body. . Declaring that the city falsely notified him that his wife was dead, and saddled him with the expense of a funeral for a strange woman. Ignaclo Valente, who Uvea at Sll East Sixteenth Street, haa filed a bill for 1250 against the city. The auditing bureau of the Finance Department now haa it In charge. , : Valente Is an Italian, and about six weeks ago he quarreled with his wife. Angellco. over the way ahe cooked macaroni. Aa a result of the quarrel the wife left Valente'a home, declaring ahe would rather die than return. When Valente' s rage had cooled he became worried over hi wife and started a search for her, reporting her loaa to the police. He gave a careful description of the woman, and finally, on being notified that the body of a woman answering the description was at the Morgue, he went there, accompanied by his two-year-old two-year-old two-year-old two-year-old two-year-old daughter. He Identified the clothing of the dead woman aa belonging to his wife, but when shown the body, said he declared It had been changed. " They all change after death." he says the Morgue keeper declared. "This woman waa better looking than my wife," Valente says he declared. " Death beautifies them all." the Morgue man Is said to have replied.