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"My Husband Is the Only Man I Ever Loved."
WHYVDID LOUISE SUYDAM WRONG THE HUSBAND
SHE LOVED FOR A MAN SHE DID NOT LOVE?
"I Have Learned That the Wages of Sin Is Death And Worse "
A woman lies in a lonely grave
at Philadelphia; an old mother's
head is bowed in sorrow for the
daughter that was; a husband's
for the wife that was; an aged
couple mourn their son.
A few weeks before her body
was found cold in death in i the
flat that was to have been the
home of all happiness, Louise
Laurence White Suydam for
Noble never truly was her name
broke down and wept in the
arms of a friends
Between choking sobs she con
fessed that she had made a great
mistake, the greatest a woman
can make. '
"I don't love Fred Noble," she
sobbed. ''I never loved him. I
never loved any man but my hus
band my real husband Walter
Yet Mrs. Suydam of her own
free will had left that husband,
had renounced her good name
and all that a woman holds most
dear for Fred Noble.
Why? Since she did not love
Fred Noble, not even at the be
ginning of the pitiful interweav
ing of their lives.
Why did she give up every
thing, riches and loe and honor
and the respect of the world, -for
this man, whom she did not love?
Was it because, surrounded by
very luxury, surfeited by the
liches her millionaire husband
heaped at her feet, living the life,
of idleness ordained by her "po
sition in society," she came to
loathe herself, her husband, her
that affects sneering cynicism,
that seeks sensation rather than
emotion, that searches always for
"thrills," and pretends to despise
all the old, steadfast, homely
Would it have been different if
Walter Suydam, the young mil
lionaire; had been a poor man,
compelled to earn his living by
the sweat of his brow? If he, rhe
husband, had left their home each
morning to earn money for her,
and she, the wife, had spent the
day, working for his comfort and
dwelling on the dearness of his
Was it because of the children
Would it have been different
if the children had lived ? Would
they have constituted a bond be
tween Walter Suydam and the
wife he loved and who loved him,
and prevented the sordid tragedy
that ended in unlovely death Sun
Was it Suydam's fault?