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Elkhart Observer (Newspaper) - August 27, 1873, Elkhart, Indiana O AUGUST 27, 1873. The Elkhart Sclen and published erery Wednesday in the of the Post Office Jackson TEEMS OF in in In OF ADVERTISING According to time and Special rates for lone time and large sized in reading matter at usual 1.00 Office comer Main Pigeon over shoe on Pigeon Baptist doors cast 13. A. S. at Public and Real Estate Office up No. 99 Main with O. jp. AT second floor of comer of Main and Market 4; VAN AT Ind. National W. at law and Real Estate Office next door South of Opera Ind. Will give prompt attention to all business entrusted to his DINING Railroad at the Ind. J. D. Travelers and sojourners accommodated in style and at reasonable SHOKE located at Main Street corner of Main and Railroad near the This is a brick Hotel and has been recently fitted up in first-class and new Board only Pcr Pleasant and convenient and especial provisions made to accommodate weekly or transient corner of Main and Jackson Ind. Everything kept In order to make guests and at and be kept as a first class with satisfactory and reasonable and feed of Ind. Horses and Carriages always in Hack ready on PAPER RS of Printing and Wrapping Ind. Orders J. R. Pres. | Jons Treas. B. L. S. No. D6 Main up Calls attended to at all comer of Main and Jackson House file Durable less points than any complete over both others have sews both Ugh g and heavy goods without change of an equally Avell with any kind of any fabric without injury or ease of operation and management characterize this most reasonable arrangements can be made by applying to the K. MAIN J. N. AND of Main between Pigeon and High Residence south east corner of Fourth and High Corner of Jackson and Second near the Ind. Our motto is to at reasonable Nos. 145, l in Dearborn adjacent to the new Tribune and a lew doors from J. W. A. D. D. Masonic ilain Oxide the Painless Extraction of Upper Sets of the finest quality of Artificial in at from to Cash iwid ior Gold and Silver A. to the people and vicinity and well selected stock School Fine Writing Initial Pens and Picture and Picture Pocket Photograph 33TC., constantly on LATEST WOOD COFFINS AND Bui ial Cases and Caskets Furnished on Short laree slock the Spring trade now ready in all White Satin Bronze Silver Gold added largely to my stock in this line it is now very and I will make it to the interest of all in want of paper to call and examine my stock before of all for Ladies always on in the The firm 1 line furnished at the lowest lave had made for Want Sale Want Want Want Note Want Want Letter Want a Good Want Legal Want Visiting Want Business Want Wedding Want Ball CALL AT addition they keep on hind Stock of Parlor the Ladies Elkhart and AND MISS PRAT a shop 8 3XA.r3V door north of Wal ley's Furniture for the ire of all kinds Watch Jewelry c ( all DRESS CLOAK made to order - the No. 188 How How a new edition of Dr. on the radical cure of Spermatorrhoea or Seminal Involuntary Mental and Physical Impediments to also and by or in a scaled envelops only six celebrated In this admirable clearly from a thirty that the alarming of self-abuse may be radically cured without the dangerous use of Internal medicine or the application of the pointing ont a mode of at once certain and by means of which every no matter what his condition may himself privately and should be in the hands of every youth and every man In the under In a plain to any receipt of eU or two the i. KLINK A 4389, Great Prices for the next Two Main Pieces of HAMBURG EDGE and Home Made BE SOLD THAT Come Earljr And Grass Cloths and Linex Suits AT Kid Gloves at per BARGAINS and GRASS CLOTHS BARGAINS and BARGAINS BARGAINS BARGAINS Book THE OFFICE OF of take pleasure to our friends and the public in that we have connection with our Printing and are now prepared to do all kinds of such as and on reasonable P. FUNK Near Main s FOB O EC TEUBY a Bne of consisting of History Cents LAST any trouble springs from you must pardon she more than once cannot help it. I have been loved and I have been so so famished for had begun despair of it. when I first met I had quite despaired of there ever being any love in the world for me. I could not help listening to I could not help taking all your words and looks into my craving and now I am as she was in Northport everybody trusted the frank sweet ness of her and sought no other cause for admiring her and wishing her The whole village came to the church to witness the marriage and to dote upon a bridal beauty which lay far in expres sion than in form or A few words of notes to represent the precious gold of be given to one who could change the stare of curi osity to a beaming glance of sympa neither blonde nor a clear skin with a hectic chestnut glossy arid eyes of vi olet humid and which at the first glance seemed black because of the length and closeness of the and capable of expressing an earn and sweetness no writer or artist might hope to de a manner which in solitude might be but which the slightest touch of interest kindled into in white teeth that sparkled with anc glances that flashed was married without brida and there was no wedding Leighton was anc must attend to his and his wife wanted nothing from him which he could not but his Impossible to paint her pathetic gratitude for this the was not passionate which she bore the softness of her as she gazed for minutes together into the of her hands toward as she just touches him with her finger and draws then leans lies in his uttering a little cry of Here was a heart that must long have hungered for heart unspeakably thankful and joyous at obtaining I have been smiling all she sometimes said to People have asked me why I looked so and what I had heard that was It is just because I am entirely and because the feeling is still a Shall I ever get over Am I gladness of heart seemed to make her She rejoiced in every joy around and grieved for every She visited the poor of her husbands watched with them when there was made little collections for their chatted away their half cured them vrith her There was something uplifting in the spectacle of that well were as susceptible to its influence as the half a dozen men and twice as many boys were seen engaged in recovering her veil out of a pond into which the wind had blown and when it was landed to her by a shy youth on the end of a twenty-four foot all felt repaid for their labors by the childlike burst of laughter with which she received it. Now and shadows fell across the In those dark moments she frequently reverted to the unhappy couple of whom she had told Leighton when he first spoke to her of She was possessed to describe the unsympathetic black his methodical life and hard want of sentiment and do you talk of that person so Leighton You seem to be charging me with lis I am not Uke filled her eyes as she started toward him you are not like Even if you should become like I couldn't reproach I should merely But you know him so added seem to fear Has he any power over a moment she was so sombre that he half feared lest her mind was unstrung on this one she at last His jower is f I could only another during which she seemed to be herself to a she threw herself into her husband's arms and is was puzzled by the contrast the violence of her emotions and the unimportance of this but as he at least saw that the subject painful to and as he was all confidence and he put no more Forget it he caressing and with a deep the sigh of tired she answered long summer laden with happiness for these sailed onward to their sunset After a as August drew near its perfumed Alice begun to talk of a journey which she should be obliged to make to New York She she said to was a matter of of she would tell him all about it some would return that she would return as she would let him inow how soon by Be proposed to accompany ler she would not hear of it. To merely go on with she would bo a useless and to stay as long as she might need to stay injure his In these days her gayety seemed and more than once le found her innocent so simple in his views of so candid in that be suspected hidden her agitation entirely to grief at the prospect of own in view of the journey in the fact that his would be absent from and that he could not incessantly surround her with his Wheth er she would be whether she would be treated with whether she would be safe from accidents and whether her delicate health would not were the questions that troubled He had the masculino instinct of he was as virile as he was gentle and was more painful to him than he had because to her it was such an and terrible will not forget she will never hate You will always love You are the only person who has ever made the world pleasant and you have made it so so different from what it a new a I will come back as soon as this business will let me. Some day I will come never to go will not that be extreme her terror lest she might not her forebodings lest he should some day cease to love impressed him for a for a truant doubts as to a As he left the railway full of gratitude for the last glance of her loving he asked or What is will follow She is sad lonely she is almost stern by the time she she arrives in New In the place of the summer's sweetness and there is a wintry and almost icy expression in her as if she were about to encounter trials to which she had long been and which she had learned to bear with hardness if not with one meets her at the railway no one at the door of the sombre house where her carriage one until she has passed up stairs into a darkling she is received by the man she has so often described to man of form a high and narrow regular and imperturbable fixed and filmy black a mechanical an icy sight of her he slightly bowed he advanced slowly to her and took her he seemed to be hesitating whether he should give her any further need not kiss she her eyes fixed on the do not wish to do it. as if he too were or at least but he drew his hand away and resumed his walk up and down the So you chose to pass your summer in a he presently in the tone of a man who has ceased to but not ceased to I hope you liked I told you in my letters that I liked she replied in an expressionless And I told you iu my letters that I did not like it. It would have been more decent in you to have staid in Portland among the people whom I had requested to take care of you are accustomed to have your own I can only observe that when a woman will have her own she ought to Day her own perhaps of of crossed her hitherto pale but slie made no to the and to ook at the a few during which neither of them broke the she seemed to understand that the and she quietly quitted the man pushed the door to with his and said in an accent of angry now called a we have at last reached the we have found it was a the working of social laws there occur countless cases of individual The institution of marriage is as beneficent as the element of like it sometimes tortures when it should only lave if a usually her smart more or less domestic fretting and private weeping but without violent effort to escape from her bed of Divorce is her sensibility revolts from it. mere mere disappointment of the does not establish a claim for legal Finally there is women's difficulty of self-maintenance fact that her labor will not in general give her both comfort and unable to yet with an intense desire for and an immense capacity for granting is tempted to wander beyond the circle of her A flattering shape approaches her a voice calls to her to come forth and be if only for a there seems to 3e a chance of winning the adoration which has been her whole life's there is an opportunity to aurst from the charnel-house in which she is out into the life-giving Shall she break down the gate on which is written Legality chances of in she is so far conscious of or at least so far fearful of as to carry on her struggle in the maddened by openly defy the serried phalanx of the Still fewer venture the additional risk of it under the forms of a which they have ventured to is it that so few even of a low and reckless have been It is because the feminine soul has a profound a little less than religious ior the institution of because it instinctively recoils from trampling upon the form which consecrates because in very truth it regards the nuptial bond as a I believe that the average woman would turn away from bigamy a deeper shudder than from any other stain of conjugal there are exceptions to all modes of feeling and of is Alice she is a woman of good of intellectual of unusual sensitiveness of yet she has thought out this woeful question differently from the great majority of her To thirsty for sympathy and bound to a man who gives her grown feverish and delirious with the torment of an empty it has seemed that the sanctity of a second marriage will somehow cover the violation of a aberration we can only explain on the ground that she was one of those in some but strangely childlike in whom most of us love to stigmatize as and who never become quite accustomed to this its the very evening of her arrival home she put to her husband a question of infantile and almost incredible It was of many observations which made him tell her from time to time that she was a do they she women who marry two put them in was his cool think it is she broke out as if the iron gates were already closing upon and contesting tlie justice of the are a pretty to set up your opinion against that of all civilized was the response of incarnate that moment she trembled at her and quivered under the remorse which terror At times she thought of of abandoning ihe husband who did not love her for the one who but was afraid of being afraid of The knowledge that society had already passed judgment upon her made her see herself in the new light of a hunted and The penalty of her illegal grasp after happiness was already tracking her like a when she further learned that her second marriage was not binding because of the her heart rose in Faithful to the only love that there had been for her in the she repeated to a hundred times a is was in dark insurrection against her at times she was on the point of bursting out into open She stared at to tell am wedded to noticed the wild the wide-open the parted and eager the trembling chin. At last he with a brutality which had become customary with are you putting on airs I suppose you are imagining yourself the heroine of the temptation is Laden with a wounded and perhaps angry she is so easily led into the belief that her exceptional suffering gives her a right to exceptional She herself justified in setting aside falsifying its violating its solemn brings her misery instead of She will or that special hardships must occur under all that it is the duty of the individual to bear such chance griefs without insurrection against the public that entire freedom of private judgement would dissolve far less often than man does the makes of her sorrow an armor of and enters into a contest for a glare of pain and scorn she walked away from him in is shocking indeed to be fastened speechless upon a and to be charged uncomprehending souls with counterfeiting She was so constituted that she could not help laying up this speech of her husband's against him as one of many stolid misdoings which justified both contempt and In his inability or unwillingness to comprehend her had always in her searching and sensitive his chief To be to be accepted at her full was one of the most urgent demands of her life of this young not only within but was strange She fulfilled that problem of individual bearing one living one life in one and a totally different one in another one spot of earth upon another her harsher qualities appeared where her manner of life was and her finer ones where it was At Northport she had been like sunlight to her intimates and like a seraph to the In New York she avoided she had no tenderness for explanation to be that love was her only motive of feeling and Not a creature of not a creature of wife is a She is not worth the money that 1 now spend upon much less the reflection and time that you call upon me to such as Alice and Duvernois could not live together in Notwithstanding her old droad of was and the new alarm with which she filled by the discovery that sh 3 a she could not her feelings when she looked him in the Sometimes she was silently her nerves were openly vigorous as he she made him letters of Leighton at once a joy and She awaited them she went every day to the delivery whither she had directed 1 hem to be she took them from the hands of the indifferent clerk with a suffocating beating of the she devoured kissed them passionately a hundred sat down in loving haste to answer But than came the of excusing her long of inventing some lie for the man she of deterring him from coming to see that woful winter of of of vain her health failed A relentless cough pursued the beautiful flame in her cheek burned and a burst of blood from the lungs warned her that her future was not to be counted b y cared her sola desire was to last till She merely asked to end her life in loving end it those arms should recoil from her in Her husl and was too indifferent to watch her or even to suspect As early in June as might be she obtained permission to go to the and with an eagerness which would have found the hurricane slow she flew to received her wi Ji a joy which at first blinded him to her enfeebled could you so long were his first my my darling thank you for coming back to after a few when the first flush and sparkle cf excitement had died out of lier he asked is the matter with Have you been am all well now I see she out hor arms to him with that little start of love and joy had so often charmed absolutely seemed thut in the presence of the object of her affection this erring woman became Her smile was as simple and pure as that of ler violet reminded one of a heaven without a It must have been away from punishment and from she did not feel herself to be the day of reckoning was She had scarc ely begun to regain an appearance of health under the of country air and renewed when a disquieting letter arrived from In a tone which more than usually he directed her to meet him at to go to Nahant and Did he suspect would have given years of life to be able to show the letter to Leighton and ask his But here her punishment began to double upon the being whom she most loved was precisely the on a to whom she must not expose this the one from whom she was most anxious to conceal and with unconfided she wrote a alleging ( what true her could faintly the and Leighton briskly Her first the was only a creature of an exaggerated her methodical in judicial in contemptuous of was an exaggerated Here was a beating heart united to a The this combination had been a wreck of and a defiance of had not a friend intelligent enough to say to love your wife if you cannot love yon must with merciful make her believe you You must show her when you return from business that you have thought of jyou must buy a a a to carry home to If you do these will be if not you will be had there been such a Duvernois not have He have ot at least he demanded and praying that she might be spared the proposed For three days she feverishly expected an knowing the while that she to go to Portland to meet should he chance to yet unable to tear herself away from even for twenty-four the afternoon of tho third day she made one of her frequent visits of the house of a poor and bedridden widow she as she had hoped to her When they left the place he took her into his gig and carried her was a delicious day o f mid the sun was clouds of crimson and the earth was in its freshest summer In the beauty of the and in tae companionship of the heart which was all she or seem ed to forget her One hand rested on Leighton's her was lifted steadily to like a to the her violet eyes were dewy and sparkling with There were little clutches of her fingers on his wrist whenever he to look at There spasms of joy in her slender and somewhat wasted frame as she leaned from time to time against his at the was loth to have him leave her for even the time required to take his horse to the she quick as you can. I shall be at the Look up when you reach the Look at the window all the way from the gate to the an not even taking off her she was sit ting by the window waiting for him to man walking behind the hedge of lilacs which bordered the and halted at the gate with an air of She turned ghastly retribution was upon It was that swift instinct of escape which sensitive and timorous creatures she out of the through the upper down a back into the garden behind the and so on to an orchard i already in the Here she paused in her breathless and burst intp one of her frequent which she vainly attempted to snc was already she not have me time to will look up at the and he will not see Her next They wiil and all will be the sting of this last reflection she again ran onward until her breath She had no idea where she should her only purpose was to fly from immediate exposure and fly both from the man she detested and the man she Her speed was quickened to the extent of her strength by the consideration that she was already and would soon be don't let them let them find she prayed to some invisible she could not have said intent as she was upon mere present escape from reproachful she at times thought of lurking in the woods or in some neighboring village until Duvernois should disappear and leave her free to return to But always the reflection came Now he knows I deceived now he will despise me and hate and refuse to see now I can never go such stresses of extreme panic and anguish an adult is simply a with the same overweight of emotions and the same imperfections of During the moments when slie was certain that Leighton would not forgive Alice made clutches at tho hope that Duvernois There were glimpses of the earlier days of her married cheering phantoms of the days when she believed that she loved and was phantoms which swore by altar and bridal veils to secure her imagined Duvernois overtaking her with the I forgive your do also forgive the coldness which drove you to imagined herself springing to reaching out her hands for putting up her mouth for a and Ah why were you not always of a sudden she scorned this trampled it under her aching and abhorred herself for being faithless to last she readied a lonely a mile from the with a corpselike sea on the and on the right a long stretch of funeral Seating herself on a ruinous little bridge of and worm-eaten she looked down into a ish of the color of oozed the morass into the Her strength was for the present flight was unless she fled from into the thought had indeed followed her from the at first it had been almost like the whisper of someone far then it had become as if the persuading fiend went faster than she thought the and were overtaking Now it was and would not be and demanded If you should it you will those who now abhor you and scorn will pity and pity for the dead is almost almost how can a ruined woman defend herself but by She wept as she gazed with a shudder into the black she thought that the water seemed then her body would become tangled in slimy reeds and floating that when they found her she would be horrible to look But even in this there was a meriting of a claim for inch by like one who proposes a step which cannot be she crept under the railing of the seated herself on the edge of the shaky planking and continued to gaze into the inky quarter of an hour when the clergyman of Northport passed by that returning from a visit to a dying saint of kis nd one was must revert to the two Duvernois had long wondered what could keep his wife in a sequestered and immediately refusal to join him in a summer tour he had resolved to look into her manner of the village hotel he had learned that a lady named Duvernois had arrived in the place during the previous and that she had been publicly married to a Doctor He did not divulge his did not so much his he listened to this story his eyes fixed on the door of her ic asked for Mrs. and then corrected I mean Mrs. must have had singular emotions at the yet the serr noticed nothing singular in his Leighton could not be None of tho family had seen her enter or go it was not ' that she had been in house for an But there comes Doctor remarked the girl as the visitor turned to in this frightful conjuncture the characteristic coolness of Duvernois did not ter a moment's hesitation and a quick glance at his he do not I the graveled walk led from the yard gate to the the inen a face of as. inexpressive of- horror of aa the mind of the other was of missed In a quarter of an hour in an hour lie in furious of v
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