Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
Gradually husband and -wife grew
It may be her work-hardened fin
gers distressed him. It may be that
her narrow domesticity she had
never liked factory--work and had
longed for a home chated him. It
may even be that occasional slips in
grammar made him wince.
She may not be a cultured woman,
for culture is a vague thing which is
acquired at college and elsewhere.
It is laid on like varnish. But she at
least has the appearance of gentle
ness and refinement, and she still pos
sesses a certain faded prettiness.
And then, finally, came the heart
rending letter to the wife from the
husband which led to the divorce
"You know yourself that all the af
fections I have shown have been cool
and compulsory on my part. Every
letter which I have written these
years has not been from a sense of
pleasure, but with a feeling of duty.
You are as good a woman as ever
walked this earth. I know it and
honor you very highly, nevertheless,
I cannot love you. A person
cannot create love himself.
There is a ravine between us. We
are of different temperaments.
Harmony is lacking."
Hannah Silverberg then left
They wrote each other several let
ters. He frequently spoke of the dif
ference in their social scale.
Gradually, his letters took on a
spirit of combating her claims for ali
mony and a restitution of the money
she advanced for his education, and
step by step the gulf between them
widened and the divorce proceedings
before Judge Humphries, brought by
the wife, were bitterly contested.
For a little while longer Dr. Carl
W. Silverberg must endure the bonds
which bind him to the wife he does
not love, and who is not his "social
Judge Humphries has granted to
Mrs, Hannah Silverberg an interloc
utory decree of divorce, which does
not become operative until Dr. Silver
berg has paid her money which she
gave him to enter college and become
The defendant must pay $1,800 at
the rate of $100 every three months;
and he also must pay alimony of $50
a month until the $1,800 is paid. The
court granted Mrs. Silverberg's at
torneys' fees to the amount of $250.
Mrs. Silverberg did not ask for di
vorce,, but for separate maintenance,
but Judge Humphries, in granting the
divorce, insisted that it was in the
best interests of society that "this
union without love, this mockery of
marriage," should be dissolved.
PROBE NEW MURDER MYSTERY
In search for the body of Joseph
Szymanski, 34, believed murdered,
police will continue to drag the Calu
Yesterday Det. Scrivner of the cor
oner's office arrested Otto Wielgo
recki. His brother Theodore is sought.
The boys' mother was the fiancee
of the missing man and Thursday
night, the day before their marriage,
she insisted that he stay in her home.
Yesterday she found his room empty:
Blood-stained clothes were under the
bed and blood was on the walls.
When Scrivner followed the trail
to the river and back again to the
barn he placed Wielgorecki under
arrest. From their neighbors he
learned the brothers were opposed to.
the marriage of their mother and al
leged Szymanski had killed their father.
REFUSE JUDGES INCREASE
A delegation of municipal court
judges lead by Judge Scully were re
fused an increase in pay yesterday. It
was decided to lay this matter over
until the city's annual budget is made
up. This automatically eliminates
judges from an increase until the
next election is held.
The salary now is" $6,000. They
wanted it increased, to $8,000, L
-. - ... .. - - AV--. . ... - .M-