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JL i.it r:l MiI1 PnT Jab Wrk
tj tj-le. jmdoa kbort notice.
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LIBERTY AND UNION, ONE- AND INSEPARABLE NOW AND FOREVER.'
BHOWNVILLE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MAY, 10,1866
ruBLiaatD trttr Thursday bt
.-'a so. w- nILL & coM
xii$rtiD oci.Haln B't Between l8t & 2d,
23 roCC xx "crlllo. DM. T.
11 r l N B'SS GAUDS.
jlain St 2door below Brownvilie IIouBe;
' BTIOWKVILLE N. T.
fjt m Vmi-J a titierior stock ofii'x-.t nn'1 r c
and thc"lct tu tcril and ability fordoing
Hyairing done with neatness and dispatch
riy Terms CASll. fn nn
OPPOSITE DEUSER'S TIN SHOP,
Wagons, huggies. plows.culti-
"YITO t!S. Unpaired t,n lnrt notice, t ..w rates,
.Hid wrruted to gie satisfaction. x-13-iu nn
C. F. STEWRT. M- D.
" Soutk East corner of Main and First Street
CrriCB ITorRS 7 to 9 a. it. and t to 2 and G to
. VZ P. M.
" F.r.wnvi1'o,"cbrn-kn.Maj 5th, 18r5- No 3. 1y.
EDWARD W. THOMAS,
ATTORNEY p AT LAW,
OiflcP c Tiicr t.f Mnii) Klrst Streets.
H'KJ WNVILE E . N EHIIASK A .
Hiliinery & Fancy Goods
'lain Sir 'ft one door west of the Post OfSce
l!K O W'S V I tAs 13, x i: 1 J K 4 S Iv A .
A (Ulterior Ft,ck 1 rll aim Wiiijter (d''
jus roreivd. Kvcrjtl.ins in the MilUji.-ry lif.i'
k;'tf:.n!laritl on hand. Drew-M ikin', J;.'tJi)tt
parliin nl Tiirnniinj dino t r!l-r.
Ci. 51 ISEXDKKMJIV,
CENEUAL DEALFR 17
STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS
BOOTS & SHOES
Main Str-ei letween Flt and Sn:ot)'l.
DrownvillQt TSToTy. 3- y
j"iir"jo ri Sso jnt
'Pif ffp IT S
L 11L c 5
OFrltE WITH L. IIOADLEV,
"Corner Main and Eir.-t Sirte;?,
MARSH & CO.,
: SCCCESSOR TO MAIt'H CC ZOOK.J
.Central News Agent's and Staiioiiers,
Vast OlXicc Rnlldin?,
.nilOWNVlMJU NEBRASKA -U!
Lav un h til ;inj !iro cnsf:intly rci-civing
. ftoh fu p tfn of l!MUf. I'erioli aln, St.iniiiry.
I'hi.i.rit h AH.ums S hu 4 H o's : als-i C.nf-c-i"niry.
':g4rt l'olii.-c'i. an l ach-ii-s !. tl n -f
Inn-) (rrucrricn g in rally, t hi-h they icvite tli-
tfi.ti. ii f nii. n f Nvtnaha. r.ii ty,
' tr.i-j h.iu- b -ftrict ."fiitin t.. liu.m . hh1 lair
tiii'.io m rit a fLart ol'ilie tiuulL; v" r' ;'K'
A.H..M iU.SH. uli-ly J.W. L'Lln.S.
"vlig ojiened up permanently on
yne d,i,r nbnvo tho l!nUimore Clothing Store, if
fcpand to d. all kinds f w..rk in hi lit.o in tin:
erJ ht and Myle. rarticulMrHttfniiiMicci":" to
C0K. MAIX AND 2ND STS,
. .Hrounvillc, cbiasKa.
W. PEDICORD, Propiietcr.
'" "''' ha l.ffn r. rurnishrdand nowly fitted
P "til rtfUri,imi undt-r it! jrt i-iit cntiriri tig
,,fnn..cf Hhrt ffuarrantci fat i.-fiictinn m ll bo
raJVjMnUe ti-s lions.;. x b ly
G R A N T 1 S
CAEAl CASH STOIiE.
'Vin Sticet Ufuten First and Second.
BROWNVILLE, N. T,
. Utin store alsrge m:c!l FcJpcted Mock of
Boots and Shoes,
Quality orSpiins Sock,
" nicnnEOFFKKs for sale
Jioceries of Every Kind,
&Wcot u teu'u'ffert ,Le,0,re,t Pe8' dclcr"
itwf ami Mat
nousc-S!?!i a Ornamental
GLizier, Gilder, drainer,
All woik done In a workman
like manner, and on strickly
O S 3E5E
ONE EO0R VLSI OF EEOWN VILLI nOEE
RlCIIAItD F. EABliET,
AND DEA LR 1
LAND WARRANTS & LAND SCRIPT,
Personal attention gtccn to muling Location.
OfSce in J. Ii. Carfon'a Banking House.
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JAMES xM ED FORD, "
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A N I)
Corner nd nnl Main Sireeis,
BROVVNVILf.E.. N. T
In J rrparcd to doall kind? of work in his lino on
"ort notice and re:i8onnlle term. l-(m
takfii thi? tin tliotl f-f inarming the j.ulli thnt he
oasjiiJt oioied.on Knit Ftri-ct. hct i-n bt and 2nd,
i n t ( m v v i r . i ; 1 : , iv e i i 1 1 a s k a .
a Restaurant and Oyster Saloon
Al.-o, Cnl'ectioniirio, C.tnned Fruit, Dried
Fruit, Sjiiccsi -f til kind's' Tea, C.H"c Sugar
I'idiacco, Potatoes. pwp I'orntorc and evcrj'thing
nnll3' kept in a retaiu grocery store.
STMEALS SERVED AT ALL HODRS.J
JOSEPH S II U T z
lias ju-t wcivt-d and wi!l constantly keen "?i
i..nd a Inrgi; mid well sciectid stock of genuine ar
ticles in line.
One Door west of Grant's Slore, Brown
Of Cl.ks WV:cuei.aiil Jewelry done on tbe short
Hronvhle. Neb.. March 16th. 1SCG. ly
Wholesale and Retail
rt Jtist Jtecoivel ilie larcect inJ best nock
Liquor and Ctcar ever ofterel In this market, and
w ill sen ttiemaalow as any Houe in tbe Territory.
Main Street, Brownvilie
The undersigned keep on bund aIarfco assortment t
For Men and Boy'd wear. Also, a large stock of
HATS AND CAPS
BOOTS AND SHOES
Rubbc r Cots, Levins & Blankets.
TrntiiT and Valisoai.
UMBRELLAS AND CARPET BAGS
Gent's Fnrnisbing Goods,
Of all kind whii h we will sell
C H K A P V OH CASH
We purchased our poods since the dt
tline in the Markets and will sell at v
fibres. ATKINSON & CO.
A r.r:il3th.l6t5. 9-30-ly
1 Pbotojrrapb Gallery. For good
pictures. Photographs or Amhrotypes,
call at A. & M. Stafford's Rooms above
j the Post. Office. We are prepared to do
the lesi of work in the shortest possible
time, and on a? asonaMe terms as any
in ihf. est. Give us call. Examine
our work. We insure satisfaction.
We tateall ort r f victnre?,
Of every etle of face?.
.Both Phntf grftrliH and Arnbrotypes,
la plain or fancy cafe?.
A; & M. STAFFORD.
31-tf - :-Brownvilie, Nth.
OT HIS II Ifffil,
Miin Cetwern tt & 2d Street
Takes llii niethol of informirifj the pullie that
he h?on hand a t-iiUt.did ns?,;rtniat of Oent sand
Ladies Mines' and Chlldrenss
BOOTS AND SHOES.
3"Custon v.ork done with neatness and dispatch .42
Jkci).iiring dono on short notice. 1U-J0 (mm
TIPTON & BEWETT,
Sittovncnn at CalU,
March lot, 'CG. ly.
Mcctinpr oT School Examinris
Notice is hereby fjiven that tho lion id of Schoo
Examiner? of Nemaha County, Nebraska, wiil hold
meetings for tho Examination of Teacher? for
?airt County, at the olSce rf E. W. Thenni?,
in ISrownviile. on the 1st Saturday in every m nth,
between the hours of one an l 3 P. M, Ai'plicunt
for certificates arc required to be present at one
o'clock, precisely, or they will not be examined.
No person need apply at any other time.
Uy order of the Hoard,
E. W. THOMAS, Clerk.
April 1st, -yly
"rare chance for a bargain
Property ! !
TPE undersigned is drsirousof ?clling
hi.- l l(K-k of Huildingj on Main street in
Brownvilie, N. T.
knowi a?' Whitney'? l!h ok." cortsining
2 Store Iiooms respecMveJy 18x60
Tid 13x80 One Saloon 24x60. One
Teinpin Alley. 12xS0. 'our large
Eooras nnd Four tion-rcoms on the
second flnor. Aso. one good Dwell
ing and Ice Ilouse on the rremises-
Terms to suit purchaser?. Enquire ft
HOLLADAY & CO.,
Successors to J. F. Mi-rri.J
Would respectfully announce to the Citizers of
P.rownvilSc and vi,-inify. that they have purchased
b I r' anl r '!- !'.eit. 1 t.i-.k of
And the entire stork fronnrly k' pt by F. Moni.
And the y will keep constantly on hand everything
usually kept in a
FJRST CLJSS DRUG STORE.
and aic determined not to be urdrsold for c;uh
DI5. IIOLMDAV will give hi personal and un
divided attention to the huyinc-s.
l'rcfcriptions and orders carefully filled at all hours.
WHITNEY UEOBK. MAIN STKEET
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MYERS & JONES,
JIM TRUSSES. STOVES.
Quci'iiswiiw & Glassware,
20THIarlictbet. 8II1 &91Ii Streets,
ST. LOUIS. MO.
From the Atlantic MonthA.
An Interesting Farmer's Stoiy.
ALL IS WELL THAT ENDS WELL.
Go to the mare and don't leave her
again until I come, or I'll marble ye in
a way you won't like!' -
Understanding, by this somewhat
equivocal form cf expression, that flag
ellation was threatened, Taddy obeyed,
still feeling his smarting and burning
Ducklow was in trouble. What
should he do with the bonds? The floor
was no place for them, after what had
happened ; and he remembeted too well
ihe experience of yesterday to think for
a moment of carrying tl.em about his
person. Wnh unreasonable impatience,
his mind reverted to Mrs. .Dudiluw.
'Why an't t-he to home? These wo
men are forever a gaddiri' ! I wish Reuben'.-
trunk was in Jerico !'
Thinking of the trunk reminded him
of one in the garret, fiilled with old pa"
pers cf all sorts, newspapers, letters,
bills of sale, children's writing-book,
accumulations of the past qusrter of a
century. Neither fire nor burglar nor
ransacking youngster had ever rr.olested
those ancient records during all those
five and twenty years. A bright thought
I'll slip the bonds (Town into that
wuthless heap o rubbish, where no one
would think of looking for them, and
Having assured himself lhat Taddy
was standing by the wagon, he paid a
hasty visit to the garret, and concealed
tho envelop, still bound n its band of
tip-, among the papers. He then drove
away, giving Taddy a final charge to be-
vaie of selling anything afire.
He had driven about half a mile when
he met a pedler. There was nothing
unusual of alarming in such a circum
stance, surely ; but as Ducklow kept on
11 trouled him.
'He'll t-'.op to the house now, most
ikely, and want to trade. Find in' no
body but Taddy, there s no knowing
what h'il be tempted to do. But I ain't
a going to worry. 1 11 ueiy anyooiiy to
l id.lhem bonds. Besides, she mijht be
fvm ly this lime. I gue?s she will
iear the fire alarm, and hurry home ;
it will be jest like her. She'll be there.
and irade mith the pedler?' thought
Duclov, uneasily. Then n fiightful
farcy possessed him. 'Sb.3 has threat.
eQ3d two or three times to sell that olJ
trunkful of papers. He will offer a big
price lor 'em, and ten o one ?he will let
him have 'em. Why did'ut 1 ihink on
it ? what a stupid blunder? buss I be !'
As Ducklow thought of it. h felt al
most certain that Mrs Duck low had re
turned hou:e and that the was bargain
ing with the peddler at that moment.
He fancied her smilingly receiving bright
twine for the old papers : ond he could
see the tape-tied envelope going into
the bag with ihe rest ! The result was,
lhat he turned about and whipped 1 he old
mare home again in territhc haste, to
catch the departing peddler.
Arriving, he found the house as he
left it. and TadJy occupied iq making a
Did that peddler stop here ?
I ha n't seen any peddler.'
And ha'n't yer Ma Ducklow b;en
home, neither ?'
ALd with a guilty look, Taddy pu; the
kite frome behind him.
Ducklow considered. The peddler had
turned up a cross-ttrtet : he would prob
ably turn down again and stop at the
house, after all: Mrs. Daoklow mishi
by that time b at home ; then the sale
of old papers would be very likely to take
place. Ducklow thought of leaving word
4nat ne uu not wi.-n any oiu papers in
the house to be suld, but feard lest the
request might excite Taddy's suspicions
I don't tee no way but for me to take
the bods with me,' thought he, with an
He accordingly went to the garret,
took the envelope out of the trunk, and
placed it in ihe breast-pocket of his
over-coat, to which he pinned it to pre
vent it by any chance from getting out.
He used six large, strong-pins for the
purpose, and was afterwards sorry he
did not use seven.
There's suthin' losin' out of yer pock
et' bawled TadJy, as he was once more
mounting the wagon.
Quick as lightning Ducklow clapped
his haod to his breast. In doing so, he
loosed his hold of the wagon-box and
fell, raking his shin badly on the wheel.
Yer side-pocket ! it's one of yer mit
tens !' said Taddy.
You rascal ! how you scared roe !
Seating himself in the wagon, Ducklow
gently pulled up his trousers-leg to look
at the bruised par:. 1
'Got anything in yer bocf-l;g to-day,
Pa Ducklow ? asked Taddy, innocently.
'Yes, a barked shin ! all on your ac
count, too ! Go and put lhat straw back,
and fix ihe carpet ! and dont ye let me
hear ye speak of my boot-leg again, or
I'll boot-leg ye !
So saying, Ducklow departed.
Instead of repairing the mischief he
had done in the sitting-room, Taddy de
voted his time and talents to the more
interesting occupation of constructing his
knife-frame. He worked at that until
M'r. Crumley, the minister, driving by,
stopped to inquire how the folks were.
'A'n't tc home : may I ride ?' cried
Taddy all in a breath.
Mr. Gcaniley was an indulgent old
gentleman, fond of children ; so he said,
'jumped in'; and in a minute Taddy had
scrambled to a seat by his side.
And now occured a circumstance
which Ducklow had foreseen. The
alarm of fire had reached Reuben's ;
and although the report of its falseness
followed immediately, Mrs- Ddcklow's
inflammable fancy was so kindled by it
lhat she could find 110 comfort in pro
longing her visit.
'Mr Ducklow will be going for the
trunk, and I must go home and see to
ihing?, Taddy's such a fellow for mis
chief ! I cn foot it: I shan't mind it.'
And off she started, walking herself
out of breath in her anxiety.
She reached the brow of the hill just
in i.ithe to see a chaise drive away from
her own door.
Who can that be 1 I wonder if Tad
dy's there to guard the house! If any
thing should happen 10 ihem bonds !'
Out of breath as she was, she quick
ened her pace, and trudged on, flushed,
perspiring, panting, until she reached
'Thaddeus !' she called.
No Taddy answered. She went in.
The house was deserted. And lo ! the
carpet torn up, and the bonds abstracted!
Mr. Ducklow never would have made
such work, removing the bonds. Then
somebody else must have taken them. she
The man in ihe chaise !' she exclaim
ed, or rather made an effort 10 exclaim,
succeeding only in bringing forth a hoarse
gasping sound. Fear dried up ariicula-
liun. or laurious naesii.
And Taddy ? He. had disappeared;
been murdered .perhaps, or gagged and
curried away by ihe man in the chaise.
Mrs. Ducklow fiew hither and thither.
(10 use a favorite phrase of her own.)
Mikf a hen with her head cut off; then
rushed out cf the house, and up the street
screaming after the chaise.
'Murder! Murder! Stop thief ! stop
She waved her hands aloft in the air
frantically. If she had trudged before,
now he trotted' now she can'ered : but
if the cantering of the old mare was fitly
likened to that of a cow, to what thing,
to what manner of motion under the sun
shall we liken the cantering ot Mrs.
Ducklow ? It was original ; i: was pro
digious. Now with her frantically wa
ving hands. and all her undulating and
flapping skirls, she seemed a species of
huge, unwieldy bird attempting to fly.
Then she sank down into a heavy, drag
ging walk, breath and strength all gone
. no voice left even to scream murder.
Thn the awful 'realization of the lo?s of
the bonds once more rushing over her,
she started up again. 'Half running.
half flying, what progress she made!'
Then Atkins' dog saw her, and, natur
ally mistaking her for a prodigy, came
out at her, bristling up and bounding and
'Come here J' cried Atkins, following
;he dog. 'What's the matter ? What's
to pay Mrs. Dacklow ?
Attempting to speak, the good woman
could only pant and wheeze.
Rubbed f she at last managed to
whisper, amid the yelpings of the cur
that refused to. be silenced.
Robbed ! How ? Who?'
The chaise. Ketch it.'
Her gestures expressed more than her
words , and Atkia'j horsa apd wagon,
with which he had been drawing out
brush, being in the yard near by, he ran
to them, leaped to tha seat, drove into
the road, took Mrs. 'Ducklow aboarJ,
and set out in vigorous pursuit of the
slow two-wheeled vehicle.
Stop, you, Sir! Stop, you, Sir?'
shrieked Mrs. Ducklow, having recover
ed her breath by the time.they came up
with the chaise.
It stopped, and Mr, Grantley the min
ister put out his gocd-natured, surprised
'You've robbed my house ! You've
Mrs. Ducklow was going oa in wild,
accusatory accents, when she recognized
the benign countenance.
What do you say? I have robbed
No.no! not you! you wound'n't do
such a thing!' she stammered forth,
with Atkins, who had laughed himself
weak at Mrs. Ducklow's plight earlier
in the morning, now laughed himself a
side-aciie at Mrs. Ducklow's ludicrous
mistake. 'But did you did you stop at
my house ? Have you seen our Thad
deus?' 'Here I be, Ma Ducklow!'. riped a
small voice ; and Taddy, who had then
remained hidden, fearing punishment,
peeped out of the chaise from behind the
back of the minister.
Taddy ! Taddy ! how came the car
pet' I pulled it up, huntin' for a marble,'
said Taddy, us she paused, overmastered
by her emotions.
And the the thing tied up in a brown
Pa Ducklow took it."
Yes I seen him !'
'Oh, dear !' said Mrs. Ducklow. I
never was so beat ! Mr. Grantley.I hope
excuse me I did not know what I was
about ! Taddy, you notty boy, what did
you leave the house for ! Bj ye quite
sure yer Pa Ducklow'
Taddy repealed that he was q site sure
as he climbed from the chaise into At-
! kins' wa;on. The minister smilingly
remarked that he hoped she would fiud
no robbery had been committed and went
his way. Atkins, driving back, and set
ting her.aud Taddy down at the Duck
low gale, answered her embarrassed
'Much obliged to ye,' with a siucere
'Not at all.' ccpsidering the fun he had
had a suffic' ent compensation for his
trouble. And thus ended ihe morning's
adventures, wiih the exception of an im
portant episode, in which Taddy, Mrs.
Duckio w, and Mrs. Ducklow's rattan
were the principal actor.
At noon Mr. Ducklow returnhd.
'Did ye take the bonds V was his
wit's first question.
Of course Idil! Ye don't suppose
that I'd go away and leave 'em in the
Iioush, not knowing when you'd be com
ing home ? '
Wal I di i not know. And I did not
know whether to believe Tadd) or not,
Oh I've had such a fright !'
And she relaied the story of her pur
suit of the mu.ijter.
'How could ye make such a fool of
yerself ? It will git all ever to-vo, and I
shall b mortified lo death. Just ike. a
woman to git frightened !'
If you hadn't got J Tightened, and made
a fool of yerself, yelling fire. It would
not happened !' retorted Mrs. Djcklow
Wal ! wal ! say nomore about it !
The bonds are safe.'
'I was in hopes you had changed them
for them registered bonds Reuben spoke
'I did try to, but they told me to the
bank it could'nt be did. Then I askek
them if they would keep 'em for ne,and
they said they would not object to lock
ing on 'em up in their safe: but they
wovld not give me no receipt, nor hold
themselves responsible for 'em. I did
not know what else to do, so I handed
'em tne bonds to keep.
'I want to knew if you did now ' ex
claimed Mrs. Ducklow, disapprovingly.
'Why not?' What else could I do 1
I did not want to lug 'em around with
me forever. And as for keeping 'em
hid in the house we've Tied that !' and
Ducklow unfolded his weekly news pa
Mrs. Ducklow was placing the'dinner
on the table, wiih a look which seemed
to say: I would not have left the bonds
in the -bank;, my judgement would have
been better, than all that. If they are
lost, I shant be to blame !" when Duck
low started and uttered a cry of cjuster
nation over his newspaper.
What, what have ycu found ?'
'Bank Robery V
No your bank ? tfot the tank where
Of course not : but in the very next
town ! The safe blown opon with gua
powder 1 Five thousand dollars ia Gov
ernment bonds stele !'
How strange ! said Mrs. Tjuck'cw.
Now what did I tell ye ' -
'I believe you're right, end DjcLIo-.v,
starting to his feet They'l ?, safer ia
my own nouss, or even ia my cwu
'If you was going to put em in aiiy
safe, why not put them in Joshua's ?
He's got a safe ye know.'
'So he has ! We might drive over
and make a viail Monday, and ask him
to lock up
we miht tell him
Daury all about it, and leavseni in the ic
'So we might !' said Mr3 Dacklow.
Laury was iheir daughter, and Josh
ua her husband, in whose honor and sa
gacity they placed unlimited confidence.
The plan was resolved upon at once.
To-sorrow is Sunday.' said Dack
low, pacing the floor. 'If we leave tho
bonds in the bank over night, they must
stop there till Monday.'
'And Sunday is just the day for bur
glars lo operate !' added Mrs Dacklow.
I've a good notion let me see !' said
Ducklow, looking at the close. Twenty
minutes after twelve ! Bank closes at
two I An hour and a half, I believe 1
could git there in an hour and a half.
I'll lake a bite ond drive riqht back.'
Which he accordingly did, and brought
the tape-tied envelope home with him
again. That night he slept with it un
der his pillow. The next day was Sun
day ; and although Mr. Ducklow did not
like to have the bonds on his mind du
ring sermon-time, and Mrs. Dacklow
dreaded gratifully,' as she said, as she
said, 'to look the minister in the face,'
they concluded that it wa3-best. on the
whole, to go to meeting, and carry the
bonds. . With the envelope once more ia
the breast-pocket, stitched in this time
by Mrs. Ducklow's own hand.) the far
mer sat under the dropgings of the sanc
tuary, and started up at the good minis
ter, but without hearing a word of the
discourse, his mind was so engrossed by
worldly cares, until the preacher exclaim
ed vehemently, locking straight at Duck
What said Paul ? ! w:u!d to Gcd
that not only thou, but also all that hear
me this day, were both almost and alto
gether such ns I ara, except these bonds.'
'Except these bonds !' he repealed, stri
king ihe Bible. 'Can you, my hearers
can you say, with Paul. Would that
all were as I am, except these bonds ?'
A point which seemed for a moment '
so personal to himself that Ducklow va3
filled wiih confusion, and could certain
ly have stammered out some foolish an
swer, had not the preacher passed on to
other themes. As it was, Ducklow con
tented himself with glancing around to
see if the congregation was locking at
nim.and carlessly passiug his left hand
across his breast-pocket lo see if the
bonds were still safe.
Early next morning, the old mare was
harnessed, and Taddy's adopted parents
set out to visit their daughter, Mrs
Ducklow having postponed her wasning
for the occasion. It was after noon
when they arrived at their Journe's end.
Laury received ihem joyfully, tut Jo;h
ui was not expect d home until evening.
MrkDuck!ow put the old mare in the
barn, then fed her, and then went into
dinner, feeling comfortable indeed.
'Josh has got a nic? place hore. .
Thai's about as slick a little tarn as I
ever see. Always dues mc good to
come over here, and see you a gitting
aloog so nicely, Laury.'
Wal, it's hard leavin home, ye
know. Have to git oie of the Atkins
boys to come up and sleep with Taddy
tne night we're away.'
We should'nt have come to-day, if it
hadn't been for me,' remarked Mrs.
Ducklow. 'Says I to your father, say3 I,
,1 feel as if I wanted to go over and see
Laury ; it seems an age since I've seen
seen her, says I. 'Wal.' says he, sup.
posing we go !' says he. That was only
last Saturday; and this morning we
And it'a no fool of o job to make the
journey with the old mare p said Dack
low. Why don't you drive a better horse ?'
said Laura, uho3e pride was always
touched when her parents cama to visit
her with the old mare and one terse
To be continued.
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