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The Elizabethtown post and gazette. (Elizabethtown, N.Y.) 1879-1884, May 18, 1882, Image 1

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.. I· I • ar • I to . qrown Point Centre, muexOountv. N.Y. Jl. K 30ENI!IOH, OTOGRAPH. ' \\ ,. ·. ~: ~~l0!1BORNB mmorurm OSBORNE f1 r \! • A fnll •nortmant of A, iQII aiSOrtiQf\~ pt ' : . ., HARNESS ! HA.BNEBS riori-~t~At .Pon.~,J Tlcondero~ra, N. 'I!'. I!DPII OoNBTJ.NTL'I! 011 lUim A. ll'uu. .i.IID WILL 61LiiiOTID 6:1'001 OJ \Nb: 40. garret, and 11 speaking. communioa.tes with his twu . room 1 a.ud Mra. Davenport oarrie• to all the balls now .. large h~r~.B,J~~,MP,·~'~.,.~ .•.. l:)AJj~n:ptOr~ and'lno~nYenlenh latch key. :·-~JIIIll\1:'1.:'':.' e1ioitfiioot1Uiiir, ... lfiRl havesoue to her sister's, s~P,.e 1 )lotel 1 \ su6'ieste4 he>: and, if we arouncle for predicting the for111et·, a• we most o.ssuredlT have at tllis time, it is b11t right that we sbould warn the people of the latter in good sA son. Fifth and last-The approaahing season w11l probably be the first of 11 couple ot wet summers, and P.S 1882 is so is 1888 lfkely to be. !But here we must stop for the present. HENRY G. VENNO~. ---- The Mockery of Mourning. The custom of \putting on mourn inK\ for the dead has been obsolete in England for somo years 1\IIllong the his her classes, and is gr~~odunlly becoming so here. There is no reo.eon why it should not be. It of- ten entails expemfe upon families that can ill afford it, is costly, un- becoming and unhealthlnl. Not one woman in e. thousand looks well in if. I ho.\'e seen a beautiful wo- man look piquant in a widow's pap, but the recollection that her att~nc­ tivenees was born of the grave, ~bat she was malting capital frorp a corpse around whose neck her arms hnd often clung, turned ndmirlllt.ion into noothor feeling. ItB ~dvocn.tes inaiat that it ia \\ mark of respect.\ But would not \respeot\ bB sbown 'lulte aa well bl wlthdrawln~ from public go.ze, instcmd of inviting it,a.t Buoh a. time f The fact t.bat the most intense care is taken tho.t this \mark of respect\ shall alwo.ys ~in thd style of highest fashion some- what staggers the conviction that sorrow alone fills our hMrte, e'en in the first aiony of bereavment. We \bury our dead out of sight,\ but not in the o.bomino.tion of crape ~nd bombazine. We !fly themllWEIY in white robes, and with the soft __ ,. ... __ _ Artemus Ward.

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