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Od column six ictnths - IZ
Oae half eolutsn i rr.onths 23
Oao foartb coJubd e!x tucniLj ii
Ooe eighth ctliicn six a cath i 1j
One coi amn three tzonlb s " - 35
One halfcf luirn tlrte E-cnthJ
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Sub:riptiuK, mast iovariablj, bo pa inAdvanw
rt- j. .j Vrlc. anl Pl.ia an I F.ncr Jb Work
Jjiatbsbeit aiyle. and on abort notice.
Yearlyadrerti.-crrcntiqusrierlTl n a.tarce.
All kin J of Job.fcot-kandC.-trdr'ir-' ,fcrU.
tho best style on hortnoticear:dreaaci.alietirtE-
LIBERTY .AND UNION, ON E A N D IfSliPAKABLE. KOW AND. FOKEVEK.'
BROWNVILLE, NEBRASKA, THIJRSDA Y, APRIL, 26,1866
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151' SI II ESS CARDS.
"cHAULES HELLMKR, ..
a'n t 2 doors bile- IT :vnvillo Uoupe,
anowHviLT.:: t. -
-Ha-r"- hand it f operior F' '.: of I s nr 1 Shrc i
!.J ihft b'.'et nutria I rjii a1"- ilj "ir doin-
'pairing ilont with ntnlnest and dispatch
Terms On six. fnnn
orrosm: deuseh's tin shop,
WAfiOWS. TiUGaiES. PLOWS.CULTI
VITO Ac, ltcp:lic.l. n t-Iiort iiulii'F, at w mlc,
M'I arrtilp(l t i Rue i"a'i-fd'-ii.ui. x-13-ru nn
7. F. Sil.WAKT.MI). A.S. IJOU.ADA V, Mt).
PHYSICIAKS AHD SBR8EQNS.
nuth Ei.'t "rniT f Main anl First Streets
x: :i o w x vi k, k cii 11 1 s il a .
Ort icn IIot'KS 7 to 9 a. M.nnJ 1 to 2 and fi) to
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I'n.wpTil'c, Nclralia,?.Iy 5th, 1 85--No 3 J, 1 J.
EDWARD W. THOMAS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
OUrr c-rnr f Main ' Firt Strff fa.
BItO WNVILLE. NEBRASKA.
FJilliiiery & Fancy Goods
ilafn Street one door west of the Post Office
A upi?rir Fti.vk f tnU anw VV'jtcT UokIs
jufi rrccircil. r.vcrjtl-ing in Hie jJiUiinry unc
k"to .instantly on h.inl. l)rcsss-M:iVing, ilionnct
iiii'jifhi i j; an I TihuLuin done t ir ier.
0jt.bcr, 25 lS.'.j. v'l-ii--2Ty
STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS
BOOTS & SHOES
Main Street heitvecn First and Second,
J. toiTn SOIST,
'J-l21lQ tUs da E) till
OFFICE WITH L. IIOADLEV,
Corner Muin and First Sirt-eis,
MARSH"& CO., Z
soCCEiSO.t TO MAKII Si Z00U.
VCeaiTal News Agents and Slafeery,
I'ost Office SJiiHtlirs?,
P.HOWNVI J.I.I NKBltASKA I
1 1 j U iv i i i Inn ( :in I wro ons':int!y ic-iv;i;g
i"r-.-h ru' i s f l?i-oVg, IVrioli Stvi:itry.
'J'h ilir! h t i;..ir.:i-', S ho I 15 o'.s : :Vsn Ci. fvc
liiinry. t.'jT ,r. loi;t c. nnl ft c!iii::'i -i.liiliin if
1 ;i'k- Irm-. ii.- i iiernlly, to lii,-.h i hey invite ihs
u-iti'ii f i ln i-wiz n .f Ntinnlia miwity, nini
tin v Iiiijh: b Ftfio;. iiiviition t liiiiiirs. Mini fair
Ii:;h.p, to in- rit a -haro nf (be publiu p:;rf
A.l. M nlJ-ly J. W. UMS.
?Ia irg ojK'ncd uj pcrin.iiieiitly on
One JivirHbirte tliu llsiltiinure Cluthit. Store,
prepared to di nil kind fvn:k in lii: lirio in I be
trty l.it Hint yle. l'iirli ul.ir Httcni.ie given to
C0H. MAIN AND 2ND STS
V7. PEDICOUD, PropiictcY.
Thnue has len refurnished und newly Cited
rc('urrii.''hcd utidi-r its prcnent entcrpri ng
'i roprictor, who gunrruntee satisfuctioa to nil b j
13 pMroniie hia House. x-ily
G R A N T ' S
Vajji Street between First and Second.
BROWNVILLE, N. T.
""E luveln store a large am", well selected stock of
Boots and Shoes,
Finest Quality of Spring Slock,
wnicn ns offers for sale
CHEAP FOR CASH
Groceries of Every Kind,
. Su?ar. - Coffee,
. &.C.&.C., &c.
niinl TUch ner l tbe lowert prices, deter
lacd Oo be vudersoio.
rr,,ri!TlIle, Keb., U-33.6m.7,M
iionsc-SIsn & Ornamental
Glizier, Gilder, Grainer,
- AM vroii dcuei. h iitknan
like manner, end on ttiickly
one tooa r. bTorB3otr.vaii hosx
RICHARD F. DAIJKET,
AND DEALER I N
LAND WARRANTS LAND SCRIPT
Personal attention given to maling Location.
Office in J. L. Carson Banking House.
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JAMES xM ED FORD,
CABINET - M AKER
Corner iJnd and Main Streets,
BROWNVILLE. N. T.
Is prepared to do All kinds of work in li inline on
hort notice and reftjon.-uijo tCTin. 1-fiin
tskrs tbi method tit infi rminjj the puhlic that he
imsjiist o'(ii:ciln MiiiL ttrcct, bctw en and 2nd.
2 z : : h v s v ? s. u. r ; e 1 1 ti a s i t a .
a Restaurant and Oyster Saloon.
AI.-o, Cnfeclionaricv C;inneJ Fruit, f)ried
Fruit, fJpieo .f II kind. Ti-;i,CfiVe, Sugar
Tobacco, I'utatoc. sw et I Vtatoei nni everything
ufnal'y kept in a retain gincery store.
E5T.MEALS SERVED AT ALL HOURS .2
JOSEPH S II U T Z .
j receivid and will eonstnntly keep on
hnJ h f;rga nul well selected st-xk of geuuiuo ar
ticles in ii iiue.
One Door west of Graiit's Store, Brown
or Clocks; Withes aud Jewelry done on the ihort-
BrovnvMe, Keb.. March lOtb. 1SC6. J0-25 ly
Wholesale and Retail
ITas Just Received the larpest and best ock ot
Lianars srl Cipr ever ofTerel tn lUs niaikct, and
will t-c'l tbeuias low as any Uuui-e iu the Territory.
Iain Street, Brownville
The undersigned kcp on hand a iare assortment
SATTIHET & C ASSIMSRE SUITS
For Men and Boy's wear. Also, a large stock of
HATS AND CAPS
BOOTS AND SHOES
Rubbe r Cots, Lcsglns & Blankets,
X1x"U.xxls.s and "Vnlisofl.
UMBRELLAS AND CARPET BAGS.
Gent's Fnrnisbing Goods,
Of all kind which we will ?ell
C II 12 A P F O II C A S H
We purchased our roods since ilie dt
cline in the Markets nnd will sell at lu
figures. ATKINSON & CO.
April 13th, 1S35. 0-30-ly
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IT MID ffll 1
Mfcia Between 1st &21 Street
Takes this method of informing the pullic ihnt
he h.i on ha ml a FpUndJ nssurtnlnt cf Ucat'an J
L&i'tc'i Hides' and CUlldrens's
BOOTS AND SIIOKSJ.
EfCa-tM rork done with neatne aad Uifpa'cti
Jtcpairing done on short nutise. 1U 30 tuun
TIPTON & HEWETT,
ttorncjis at alD,
March 1st, CC. ly. '
Mcclinr of Scliool Examiners
Notice is hereby giviu ttat the board of Schoo
Kxnminera of Nemaha County, Nebraska, will hold
meeting fur the Exntuinnjion of Tcaehors for
Siiirt lour.fy, at the i (Tiee f E. V . Thomas
in lirowm iile.on the 1st Saturday in every romth
between the hours of one and 3 P. M, A indicant:
for certiCcates sire required to bo present at one
clock, precisely, or they will not be examined.
No person need apply at nny other time.
Dy order of the Hoard,
E. W. THOMAS, Clerk.
April 1st, -yly
RARE CHANCE FOR A BARGAIN
TPE undersigned is desirousof selling
his nlokof liuildingj on M.iin street lu
Brownville, N. T.
known ns' Whitney's Phck." containing
'J JStor Booms, respectively lSxcO
cndiexSO. One SaVonn 21x60. One
Tenpin Alley. 12x30. i'our large
Boomi nd Four Bed-rooms on the
second floor. Also, one Rood Dwell
ing and Ice House on tne ITc raises
Terms to suit purchaser. Enquire of
j H.J. WHITNEY, or
27 At ''" R.F. BARRET.
HOLLADAY & CO.,
Successors to J. F. MorrU.J
Would refiiectfully announce to the Citizers of
Hrownville and vicinity, that they havo purchased
he I ir ' j an i v jlI-3ilojte 1 stock of
And the entire stock fromcrly kept by F. Moni?.
And ibejf Vi!l keep constautly on hnd everything
usually kept in :i
7?S7' CLJSS DRUG STORE.
and are .ic-termlncd not to be ufder.'sold for cash
OR. 110 LI. IDA will give his personal nnd uc
livided Mttention ti thu bm-incss.
rcFcriptions and orders rarcfully filled at all hours.
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CASH BARGAINS !! !
MYERS & JONES,
Dealers in .
JIM TRUSSES. STOVES,
Qncc.iisware & GlassYare,
20V Mm Uclbct. Stli &S1h Streets,
ST. LOUIS. MO.
t3"CALI.ANDBEEUS.S3- x 19 lmn-p
1 STITCH IN TIUE SAVES KIJfE!
I.OI SS WALDTER,
Jeat hia post yet, ready tojHsrform ill work,par
taining to bi business.
House and sign paintingjglariog.and pa per hang
ing, etc at short notice, and the most approved
tylc. Tenn.eash. Give him a call.
Shopoo Main Street, east of Atkinson's Cloth
He Is prepared to do all
X7lTla.it o Wasliiaig
W A Ii L COLOR I N vl
In the neatest and cheapest styla for caa
Brownville, Apil V, ly.
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Frcm the Atlantic Mnntay.
An Interesting Farmer's Stoiy
ALL IS WELL THAT ENDSWELL.
' PAP? .1 J - , -
'You wouldn't 1 Then why did ye t
She dictated to'you a much as she did
to rue; and you scurce opened your head
you didn't dars' to tay yer soul was your
Yes, I did, I -
Yo'J veniur'd to speat once, and she
shet ye up qulclier'n lightening ! Now
tell about you wouldn't have sot and been
dictated to like a tame noo'd'e, as I did !'
'I didn't saycrms noolleJ
'Yes, ye did I might have answered
la:k sharpe nough, but I was expectin'
you to speak. Men don't like lo dispute
'That's ycur git-oflf,' fsaid Mrs.'Duck
low," trembling with vexation. 'You wai
just as much afraid of her as I was.
never see ye so cowed in all my life.'
Cowed! I wasn't cowed, neither.
How reasonable, now. for you te cast all
the blame on me !'
and Mr. Ducklow, his features contrac
ted into a black scowl, took his boots
from ihe corner.
Ye ha'nt got to go out, have ye?' said
Mrs. Durklow. 'I ihouldn't think you'd
put on ycur boot? jest to step to the tarn
and see lo the hoss.'
'I'm goin' over to Reuben's.'
To Reuben's ! - Not to-night, father !
'Ye?, I think I better. He and So-
phrony 'il knew we heard of his gitiing
home, and they 're enough enclined al
ready to feel we nenlect 'em. Have n't
ye got someihin' ye can send V
I don't know,' curtly. .'I've sfiource
ever been over to Sonhronv. but I're
carried her a pie or something; and
mighty liule thauks I got for it, as 11
turns out !' .
Wrhy did not ye say that to Mis? Bes-
wick, when she was runnm' us so hirJ
about our never doin' anvihin for'cni.
'T wtulJ n't have doa no good ; I
.new jest what she'd say. What's a pie
or a cake new and then?' that's jest the
reply sLc-'d have made. Dear me !
what heve I been doing ?' .
Mrs. Duckiow, raising, had but just
discovered that she had stitched the
paid) and the trousers to her apron.
'So much for Miss Baswick I' sh ex
claimed, untying the apron strings. " nd
flinging the united garments spitefully
down upon a chair. I do wish su:h
oiks would mind their own business and
stay at home !' -
You've got the bonds safe !' said Mr.
Duckiow, putting on his waistcoat.
'Yes ; Bui I won't engage to keep'em
sife. They make ine as narvous as can
be. I'm afraid to be left aione in the
h juse with 'em. Here you take "em
Don't be foolish. What harm can
possibly happen to them or you while I'm
You didn't s'pose I want to lug them
around with me wherever I go, do ye ?'
'I'm sure it's no great lug. I s'pose
you're afraid to go acrost the fields alone
with 'em in yer pocket. What in the
world we're goin' to do with 'em I don't
see. If we go out, we can't take 'em
wilh us, for fear of losing 'em, or of be
ing robbed ; and we shan't dare to leave
em to home, fear the house'Il burn up
or git broken into !'
We can hide 'em where no burglar
can find 'era,' said Mrs. Duckiow.
'Yes, and where nobody else tan find
'em, neither, provided the house burns
and neighbors come in to save things.
I don't know but it will be about as Miss
Beswick said : we shan't take no com
fort with properly we ought to make over
'Do you think it ought to be made
over to Reuben? If you do, it's new to
No, I don't ? replied Mrs. Duckiow,
decidedly. 'I gues we betterput 'em in
the clock case for to-night, hadn't we?'
'Jest where they'd be discovered, if
the house is robbed ! N, I've au idee.
Slip 'em under the settin'-room carpet.
Let me take em ; I can fix a place here
by the side of ihe door.'
With great care and secrecy the bonds
were deposited between the carpet and
the floor, and a chaii set over lhem.
What noise was that?' said the far
' i'ThadJeus,' cried, Mrs. Duckiow, is
thit you ?' . : .
. It was.Thaddeus,mdeed,who, awaking
from a real dream of ihe drum this lime,
and hearing conversation in the room be
low, had. once more cescended ths stairs
to listen. What were the old people
hiding under, the carpet ? It must be
those curious things in the envelope.
And what .were those things, about which
so much mystery seer.ied necessary?
Taddy was peeping and considering,
when he heard . his name called. "He
would have glided back to bed again.but
MrsDucklow.who sprang to the stairway
door, was too quick for him
What do you want now V she deman
ded. . " " . -
I I want jyou to scratch my back,'
. As he had often come to her with thi
innccent request, after undressing for
bed, he did not see why the excuse
would not pass as readily'as the previous
one of somnambulism." But Mrs. Duck
low wa3 in no mood to be trifled with. '
'I'll scratch your back for ye !' And
seizing her rattan, she laid it smartly tn
the troublsome part, to the terror and
paiu of poorTaddy, who concluded that
too much of a good thing was decidedly
worse than nothing. 'There, you. Sir,
that's a scratching that'll last ye for oce
And givine him two or ihree parting
cuts not confined to the region of the
ba:k, but falling upon the lower latitude
which they marked like so ; many geo
graphical parallels, she dismissed him
wilh a shap injunction not to let himself
be seen or heard again that night.
Taddy obeytd, and, crying himself to
sleep, dreamed ths t he was himself a
drum, and that Mrs. Duckiow. beat him.
Father !' called Mrs. Duckiow to her
husband, who was at the barn, 'do you
know what time it is ? I wouldn't think
of going-over ihere to-night ;they'll be
all locked, up, and abed' and-asleep, like
'Wal, I s'pose I mtlst do as you say,'
replied Mr. Duckiow, glad of an excuse
not to go Miss Beswick's visit having
'eft him in exireemlv low spirits.
Accordingly, alter bedding down ihe
horse and fastening the barn, he return
ed to ihe kitcken ; and soon the proa
perouj couple retired to rest.
'Why, how res'less you be !' exclaim
ed Mrs. Duckiow, in the middle of the
iijht. 'What's the reason ye can't
I don't know,' groaned Mr.' Duckiow.
I can't sleep thinkin' o' Miss Bas-
wick. 1 never was so worked at any lit'
a v a
Well, well! forget it,-faiher; and do
go to sleep !'
'I feel I ought to have gone over to
Reuben's. And I should have gone, if
it hadn't been for you.'
'Now how unreasonable to blame me !'
said Mts. Duckiow. 4Ye miht have
gone ; 1 only reminded ye now lale it
Mr. Duckiow groaned, and turned
over. lie tried to tcrset Miss lieswick.
Reuben and the bonds, and at last he
Father !' whispered Mrs. Duckiow,
What's the matter?
I think I'm pretty sure hark ! I
heard something sounded like somebody
gitting into the kitcken wiuder !'
It's your narvousness.' Yet Mr.
Duckiow listened for further indications
of burglary. 'Why can't ye be quiet
and go to shep, as you said to me !'
I'm sure I heard something ! Any
body might have looked through the
blinds and seen us putting you know
under the carpet'
'Nonsense ! it ain't at all likely.'
But Mr. Duckiow was more alarmed
than he was willing lo confess- He
succeeded in quieting his wife's appre
hensions; but at the same time the bur
den of solicitude and wak fulness seemed
to pass from her mind only to rest upon
his own. She soou after fell asleep ;
but he lay awake, hearing burglars in
all parts of the house for an hour lon
ger. 'What now?' stanly exclaimed
Mrs. Duckiow, starting up ia bed.
I thought I might as well git up and
satisfy myself.' replied her husband, in
a low. agitatid voic.
He had risen, and was grouping his
way to the kitchen.
'Is there anything?' she injuired,
after listening long with chilling blocd,
expecting at each moment to hear him
k nocked down or throttled .
He made no reply, but presently came
gliding softly back again.
I can't ficd nothing. But I never in
ray life heard the floors crack so. I
could have sworn there wa3 somebody
walking over 'em.
I guess you're a little excited, ain't
ye ?' ' '
'No ; I got over that ; but I did hear
noise!' " .
Mr. Duckiow, returning to his pillow,
dismissed his fearafot:
posed his mind for slurabef. Bat the
burden of which he had temporarily re
lieved his wife now returned with re
doubled force to the besom of the virtu
ous lady. It seemed as if there was
only a certain amount of available sleep-
in :the house, and that, when one
had it, the other must go without; while
ut the same time a swarm of feirs per
petually buzzed in and out of the mind,
whose windows wakefulness left open.
Father !' said Mrs. Djcktaw, giving
him a violet shake.
'Hey? what?' arousing from his
first souitd sleep.
Don't you small sameihing biirnJcg ?'
Duckiow snuffed . Mrs. Duckltw
snuffed ; ihey sat tip in bed, and snuffed
vivaciously in concert.
No, I can't say I do. Did you ?'
Jest as plain as ever I smelt anything
in my life Bat I don't so snuff.scuff
'ret quite so distinct now.'
Seems fo me I da smell something,
said Mr. Durklow, imagination coining
to his aid 'It can't be the matches, can
I thought of the matched, but I cer
tainly covered ,em up tight . -
They snuffed again first one.then the
oiher now a series of quick.short snuffs
then one Ion?, deep snuff, then a snuff
by both together, as if by uniting their
energies, like two persons pulling at
rope, they might accomplish what neith
er was equal to singly.
,'Good heavens !' exclaimed Mr. Duck-
low " - '
Why, what, father ?'
It's Thaddeus ! He's been walkin in
his sleep. Thai's what we heard. Ar.d
now he's got the matches and set the
house afire I
He bounded out of bed ; he went
stumbling over the chairs in the kitchen,
and clattering among the tins in the pan
try, and rushing blindly and wildly up
the kitchen stairs, only to find the match
es all rijht, Taddy fast asleep, and no
indications anywhere, either to eye or
nostril, of anything burning.
It was all your imagination, mother!'
My imagination. You ,was jest as
frightened as I was. I'm sure I can't
tell what it was I smelt ; I can't smell it
now. Did you feel for the you know
Mrs. Duckiow seemed to think there
were evil ones listening, and it was dtn
gerous to mention by name what was
uppermost in the minds of both.
'I wish you would just put your hand
and see if- they're all right; for I've
thought several times I heard somebody
talking on 'em out
Mr. Duckiow had been troubled by
similar fancies ; so, getting down on his
knees, he felt in ihe dark room for the
Good gracious !' he ejaculated.
What cow ?' cried Mrs. Dusklow.
They ain't gone, be they ? You don't
say they're gone !'
Sure's the world ? No.here they be !
I don't feel in the right place.'
How you did frighten me I My heart
almost hopped out of my mouth !'
Indeed the shoch was sufficient to keep
e good woman awake the rest of the
Daylight the next morning dissipated
their doubts, and made both feel that
they had been the victims of unnecessary j
and foolish alarms.
I hope ye won't git so worked up an
other night said Mrs. Duckiow. 'It's
no use. We might live in the house a
hudred years, and never hear of a rob
ber or a fire. Ye only excite yerself,
and keep me afraid
I should like to know if you didn't git
excited, and rob me of my sleep jest as
much as I did you ' retorted tha indig
'You began it; you fu3t put it into
my head, But never mind, it can't be
helped now. Ls, us have breakfast as
soon as ye can, then I'll run over to
Why not harness up, and let me rife
over with ye ?'
'Very well ; nnby that'll be the ben
way. Come, Taddy ! Ye must wake
up! Fly round! You'll have lots of
chores to do this morning !
'What's the matter with sny breeches
stick to 'em
It was Mrs. Dicktaw's apron, trail,
ing behind Lim at half-mast a: sight cf
which, -and of Taddy turning round and
round to look at it, like ri" kitten in pur
suit cf her cwn tail, Duckiow b"- i-
a leu J -laugh.
'Wal, wal,- riM'aer ! you've , d it !
day!' . .f'.
' 'I do declare !' said
..'ir.T ti - '', Tu J-
mortified 'I can't, for ihs lif-3 of me,
see what tlfcre i- so funny abaut i;!'
And she hastened to cjt short TaJJy'a
tail and her husband's laughter with a
pair of scissors.
After breakfast the Du'cklot3 set eff
in the cne-horse wagon, leaving. Taddy
to take care cf the house during their
absence. That each felt secretly tn
easy about the coupon bonds cannot bd
denied ; but, after the experiences if tha
night and the recriminations of th? mor
ning, they were unwilling ta acknowl
edge their fears even to them-:?! v 03. ar.J
nuch less to each ether " so th? precioui
papers were left hidden under the car
pet. Safe enough, ia all consclen:; '.' i;d
Mr. Duckiow. ' k
'Taddy ! Taddy ! now mind I LUs.
Dacklow repeated for thi twentieth
time. 'Daa't you have th3, housj, and
don't you touch the raatcie3 nor the fire,
and don't go to ransack'cg the ro$ci3
neither. You won't will ye ?'
' 'No'm acswered Taddy, zso fcr th3
twentieth time scarcely resolved, all
the while, to lake advautae of their ab
sence, and discover. If possibly what
Mr. Duckiow brought hotna last rjh:
in his boot-leg.
The Ducklcws had intended to show
their zeal and affeciioa by making Rau
ben an early visir. They were ' some
what chagrined, therefore, to., fia J sav
eral neighbors already arrived to pay
their respect3 to ihe returned soldier.
The fact that Miss Beswick was among
ths cumber did not serve to heighten
'I've as good a notion to turn round
and go straight home again a3 ever I
had to eat !' muttered - Mrs.' Duckiow.
It's too late now .said her husband,
advancit.g with a show of confidence
and cordiality he did not feel. 'Wal,
Reuben ! glad to see ye ! glad to seo
ye: lnis is a joytul uay 1 scurce ever
expected to see ! Why, you don't look no
sick a3 I thought ye would ! Does he,
Dear me ! said Mr3. Djcklow, her
woman's nature, and perhap3 her old
motherly feelings for their adopted son,
deeply moved by the sighi of his chang-
and wasted aspedt. 'I'd no idee he
could bo so very, so vero pah and thi n !
Had you, Sophrony ?'
I don't know what I thought said the
young vife, standing by, watching her
returned vj Iunteer with features surch
arged with emotion deep suffering and
sympathy, suffused and lighted up by
love and joy. I only know I havu him
now ! He has come home ! He shall
never leave me aram never!'
But wasn't it terrible to seo him
brougnt noma so r wnispered , r.lrs.
Yes, it was! Bat. ch, 1 was as thank
ul. I felt the worst was over ! end I
had him again ! I can curse hir.i cow.
He is no longer hundreds of miles away,
amcng strangers,.where I cannot go to
him though I should have gone long
ego, a3 you know, if I could have raised
the means, and if it fiada't been for tho
I I Mr. Duckiow would have tried
. . ""i . ...
to Help you to the means, and wouli.
hive taken the children, if we bad.
thought it best for you to go,' said Mr?.
Duckiow 'But you see now it wasn't
best, don't you ?'
Whether it was cr cot, I don't com
plain. I am too happy to-dav to con
plain of anything. To see him' home
again ! But I have dreampt so often
that he came home, and awoke to find it
was only a dream, I'm half afraid now
to be as happy a3 I ought t 0 be
Bj as happy a3 you please, Soi-hrony!
spoke up Reuben, who had seemed to be
listening to Mr. Dacklo.v's apologies for
not coming over the night before, while
he was in reality straining, his ear to
catch every word his wife was saying.
He was dressed in his uniform and ly
ing on n lounge, supported by pillows.
To be continued. . .
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