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, and. at last succumbed t6 love of
Bruington wasa friend of Rich
ard T. Smith, the railroad con
Y ductorj -whib. tgcariie engagecL to
Mrs. Vermilya and fc whom be
fell the fa(e of ajr'those whom
' ;Mrs. yermilya loved. He died of
"'"gastritis"' - "
&" Bruington suspected something
Pwrong 'about Smith's sudden
Oi'death, and "made love to Mrs. Ver-a.milya-in
order'the better to watch
-sher. He finally fell in love with
I her himself.-
The letters are- extraordinary
v for the light manner in which
u they treat death, fortheir careful
X ne'ssin alL their references to
"K'Smitlrand to the delations be
tween "the writer and Bruington.
u " '
2 'Deaf Brother :- "
05 " I 'wish you were here in Chi-
3f cago. I surely am lonesome lots
if of evenings, and I would enjoy
your company. -
i, -T guess Dick did 'keep most of 1
his plans to himself, especially
pthose concerning our wedding,
-""for it was my wish to keep every
j thing" quiet as possible until- after
3 '""the" ceremony. I am slill in deep-Vest-
mpurning on account of the
: death of -my only son who diecl
--just five montlis "ago. And Dick,
too, had' every" reason . "to keep
r .things -quiet, j
1 ' No, h'e could not say'other than
that T was "nice." . He always
was held at a safe distance and
' respecf ed: as he' should be as a
future husband. He was very
r dear to-'me, I had every reason
tolove"ad'admirehim. -- .
Hoping you ale jvell and" in ex
cellent spirits, and that things are
coming your way, lam. Bye bye.
Sincerely, - -
x , Louise V..
I was at my nephew's baby's
funeral at Ba"rTingtori, 111., Wed
nesday, and so was not at home
all day. , -
"Yesterday, evening we went
over to Ella's and Laura was
taken with terrible cramps, So we
hustled her upstairs and called
a physician and she had poison
from canned ipushrooms and was
deathly sick. -
She is very weak today and is
trying Jiard. to sleep. But her
throat and chest are taw with
vomiting, and the doctor washed
out her stomach with water that
had some dope in itthat was "bit
ter. She is having a hard-time.
I am very busy just now, Tom,
as I want to run -up and see how
Laura is. Do come clown, as I
should -have morfe time to visit
you here. So, gdod-tiye, dearie.
Yours ever, '
Dear Brother; ! . ' .'
I-am awaiting your visit in the .
next few weeks the middle .of
April. I surely 'will se that' we
have" some good automobile rides
about the city-when you xdnie!
Tom, you ask' about my late
husband. Hevwas the best man
I ever knew. He was the kindest
husbanda woman could have. My
life with him was a most'happy
one" He died some time, ago of