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BELLEVUE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 1857.
PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY AT
BELLETCE CITY, N. T.
A. STRICKLAND & CO.
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Bowen & Strickland,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Real Estate,
: City Lots and Claims bought and sold.
Purchasers will do well to call at our office
And examine our list of City Lots, fcc.. before
purchasing elsewhere. Office In Cook's new
building, corner of Fifth and Main streets.
L. L. Bowen.
TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Bellevue, N. T. 1-tf
. . S. A. Strickland,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW. Bellevue. N. T. 1-tf
C. T. Holloway, ,
A TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
i. LAW. Bellevue, N.-T. iJ'- 1-tf
TTT TT T
ENERAT. LAND AND REAL ESTATE
A U E N T, Bellevue City, Nebraska. 1-tf
D. P. Rankin,
A TTORNEY AND COUNSNLLOR AT
xjl LAW, La rl Ule, IN. T. l-tr
S. W. Coesens,
ATTORNEY AT LAW and General Land
. AGENT, Omaha city, N. T. Office in
Henry A. Root's new Brick Block, Farnham
street.' " "" no 16-fim
John W. Pattiion.
VTOTARY PUBLIC AND REAL ESTATE
Vi AGENT. Fontenelle. N. T. 1-tf
James S. Izard & Co.
AND AGENTS, Omaha, Douglas County
I Nebraska Territory. 1-tf
Drs. Malcomb & Peck.
"VMAHA CITY. Office on Harney street
J opposite the Post Office. Particular at
tention given to Surgery.
P. E. Shannon,
F.AL ESTATE AGENCY, Cerro Cordo
Post Office, St. Mary, Mills Co., Iowa.
P. E. Shannon,
COMMISSION St FORWARDING MER
V- CHANT. St. Mary's Landing Mills Co,
Peter A. Sarpy,
TT'ORWARDING k. COMMISSION MER
J-' CHANT, Bellevue, N. T., Wholesale
Dealer ' iu Indian Goods. Horses, Mules, and
. D. J. Sullivan. M. D..
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. O.Hee
X Head of-Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa,
bov. u l-tr.
T. B. CUMINS.
JOHN C. T0BK
CuminR & Turk.
Attorney $ at Law and Real Estate Agents
WILL attend faithfully and promptly t
all business entrusted to them, in th
1 L I a . . . U -
iciiiiona, or owa courts, 10 urn purcus v
lots and lan4t, entries and pre-emptions, col
Offic in th. ..AnJ -t II.--,, f, Ttnnl
riew building, nearly opposite the Western
" 'rniiam sireei.
Papers in the Territory, Council Bluffs
fit, and Keokuk Times, please copy
chsrp Kebrasktaa eft.ee.
' ii . Job Printing.
NEATLY and expeditiously executed,
I taionabls terms, at this Office.
. D. II. Solomon,
ATTORNEY and COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Glenwood, Mills Co., Iowa, prac
tices in all the Courts of western Iowa and
Nebraska, and the Supreme Court of Iowa.
Land Agency not in the Programme, no 4-tf
C. P. BLLB
Ilolloway & Keller,
GENERAL LAND AfiENTS. Tielteviia
city, N. T., will promptly attend to the
collecting and investing money, locating Land
warrants, onvinr and selling city lots, Ac
Office at the Bellevue House.
Thos. Macon. Alix. Macow. H. O. Jones.
Macon, Brother & Co.
TAW AND LAND AGENTS, Omaha City
J Nebraska Territory. no 9-tf.
TOPOORAPHIC AND CIVIL ENGI
NEER, Executes Drawing and Painting
of every style and description. Also, all
business in his line. Office on Gregory street
st. Mary, miiis county, lowa.
Greene, Weare & Benton,
BANKERS AND LAW AGENTS, Council
Bluffs, Potowattainie conuty, Iowa.
Greene fc Weare, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Greene, Weaie it Rice, 1-ort Des Moines, la.
Collections marie i taxes paid; and Lands
purchased and sold, in any part of Iowa. 1-tf
W. W. Harvey,
PURVEYOR AND CLAIM AGENT, will
O promptly attend to all business of Survey
ing laying out and dividing land, surveying and
platting towns and roads, and will adcompany
persons desirous of making claims, and will
act as agent ror tne sale or claims, umce on
Main Street, Bellevue, N. T. 2-tf
JOHN H. SHEBMAN,
Snyder & Sherman,
A TTORNEYS and COUNSELLORS AT
XX LAW. and NOTARIES TUBLIC, Coun
cil Mulls, Iowa, witl practice their profession
In all the Courts or lowa and Nebraska.
All collections entrusted to their care, at
tended to promptly.
Especial attention given to buying and sell
Ing real estate, and making pre-emptions in
Deeds, Mortaees, and other instruments of
writing drawn witn dupaten acknowledge
Blent taken, te.. tu.
KT Ollice west side or Madison street,
just above Broadway. '
nov is ... i-tr.
WM. B. SMITH. 1. II. SMITH
Smith Ss Brother,
A TTORNEYS& COUNSELLORS at LAW
XJl and Dealers in Real Estate, Bellevue,
Nebraska Territory, will attend faithfully and
promptly to buying ami selling Real Estate,
City Lots, Claims, and Land Warrants. Office
at the Benton House. . 21-6m
j. ii nnowiv,
ATTORNEY AND COLNCELOR AT LAW
GENERAL LAND AGENT,
AND NOTARY PUBLIC,
PhtUmouth, Cass Co. JV. T.
ATTENDS to business in any of the Courts
of this Territory. Particular attention paid
to obtaining and locating Land Warrants, col
lection or debts, ane taxes paid. Letters or
Inquiry relative to any parts of th'e Territory
Biiswerea, u accompanied wiui a ic.
Hon. Lyman Trumbull, U. S. S. from IUs.j
Hon. James Knox, M. C. "
Hon. O. H. Browning, Quincy, "
Hon. James W. Grimes, Governor of Iowa
Hon. H. P. Bennett, Del to C. from N. T.
Green. Weare 4, Benton. Council Bluffs, I.
Nuckolls t Co., Glenwood, Iowa. 23tf.
Ira A. VT. Buck,
LAND and General Agent. Pre-Emption
Papers prepared, Land Warrants bought
and sold. Office in the Old State House, over
the U. a. Land umce.
Hon. A. R. Gillmore,' Receiver, Omaha.
Hon. Enos Lowe, " ,
Hon. 8. A. Strickland, Bellevue.
Hon. John Finney, "
Hon. J. Sterling Morton. Nebraska City.
Omaha, June 20, 1857. 35
H. T. CLABBE.
A. M. CLABBE,
CLARKE & B R 0 .,
FORWARDING and COMMISSION
BTEMBOAT AND COLLECTING
Dealen iaP'ne Lumber, Soort, Saab,
Flour, meal, Bacon, &c, &c.
CP" Direct Goods care Clarke & Dro
FONTENELLE BANK OF EELLEVCE
T8 prepared to transact the reneral business
X of Banking, will receive deposits, Discount
short paper, buy Bills of Exchange, on all
nirf. nf Ik. Paii.I.. a.l ..II I ...i.
Chicago and New York; make collections in
the vicinity' and remit for the tame at Current
rates of hxejiange.
Pjj?" Interest allowed on special Deposits,
JOHN WEARE, President.
Twos. H. Benton, V. Pres.
John J. Town, Cashier. 1-tf
. Banking Honrs From 0 to 13, A. M., am
I w j, r. ro.
W. U. Iiongsdorf, M. D.,
"3 HYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office en
J. MJinetweenl wenty-riftD and Twenty
Sixto meets, reiierm iity. 33tr
P. A. SARPY,
FORWARDING & COiMMlSSION
Still continues the above bnsiness at
ST. MARTS, IOWA, & BELLEVUE,
Merchants and Emigrants will find their
goods promptly and carefully attended to.
y. e. i nave me only w Aur.uuust. lor
torage at the above named landings.
St. Marys, Feb. 20tb, 1857. 21-tf-i
Tootle & Greene,
WHOLESALE fit RETAIL DEALERS,
Glenwood, Iowa. We beg leave to
call the attention of the Good People of Mills,
Pottawattamie, Montgomery and Cass coun
ties, Iowa; alfio, Douglas and Cass counties,
Nebraska, to ourlargeand late supply or every
Kind or Mc.KCHAINU.Sc.. usually kept In
Western Iowa. Our stock of Groceries is
large and complete, having been bought and
shipped a little lower than our neighbors.
enware, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps and
Ready-Made Clothing, have all been purchased
in the Eastern cities, at the lowest cash prices.
Give us a call before you purchase, and if
we do not sell you cheap goods, we will make
our neighbors do so.
(J27" Remember the cheapest house Intowr..
TUUTLei fc UKLfclNt..
Glenwood, Iowa, Oct. 23, 1850. 1-tf
Tootle & Jackson,
T70RWARDING &. COMMISSION MER-
M CHANTS, Council Bluffs city, Iowa.
Having a Large and Commodious Warehouse
on the Levee at the Council Bluff's landing,
are now prepared to receive and store, all
kinds of merchandise and produce, will receive
and pay cnarges on all kinds or rreietDs so
that Steam Boats will not be detained as they
have been heretofore, in getting some one to
receive freight, when the consignees a re absent.
KirEBENCES i Livermoore & cooley, s. U.
Davis &. Co. and Humphrey. Putt &. Torv. St.
Louis, Mo. t Tootle & Fafrleitrh, St. Joseph,
Mo.t j. a. unenewortli Si Co., Cincinnati uinoi
W. h. Coulboueli, Burlington, lowa. 1
FBANK I.. KEMP.
GUN AND JEWELRY STORE.
KEMP tc FRODSIIAM,
-v- e . t cna l. .t 1-- iir..k.. T .
AS Musical Instruments, Hinet, Shot Uuns,
Thirtrhour and eieht day clocks of the two
Dest manuraciories in me unions sieamuoat
and ollice spring clocks.
Sinele ami double shot Guns, from five to
fifty dollars; Kill's, or our own make; also,
eastern make; ristois or ail kinds i pistol
common and water-proof caps; colt's caps,
and numerous other articlee suitable for the
Western trade, which neither time nor space
will allow to enumerate.
Ky All of the above articles sold on the
most reasonable terms. Repairing done to
order at short notice. no -tf
Omaha Citv, N. T.
JEW GOODS! NEW STORE! I
THE undersigned have opened, at their new
store on Douglas street, opposite the
banks, a new and splendid assortment of
BOOTS and SHOES,
Our stock of Dry Goods comprises all kinds of
LADIES', GENTLEMEN'S and CHILD.
RKN'S DKfcSS UOODS,
ALL KINDS OF DOMESTICS
and everything that is requisite to make up
complete assortment or Dry ooous,
We have a lanre lot of Clothine that is weh
and fashionably made, and out of the best
material. 0rstock consists of all kinds of
f ., .t u) Vnm .hill, flwwla
n, i ni. .,.) Kt.n,. i. ih. Ur.t
SUUIO IIIO nuubO,
ever offered to the citizens of Nebraska. Thevl
are purchased directly from the raanufac-
hirers, and are of the very best quality.
h,.A in ti.. p.. ..p.. riHp.. ..,! w. -inf.B
vur cihhis rm new, iiu ircciui. pnr-
seiiii.i them at astonishing low prices. All
the citizens of Omaha and vicinity are re-
.V. . r...::..: .I j. lu '
Will lb t. UIE1I III.IKMV W M
We study to please.
no. 10-tf . PATRICK 4. CO.
THE PROPRIETOR OF THE ABOVE
LARGE AND POPULAR
O T E L
the public, and will render
To th vants of JUS GUESTS.
J. T. ALLEN.
Belleviie, Oct. 23. 1S.VJ 1-tf
rnEA. TEA, TEA A tip-top article cf
A YouBg Hyson, at M tts. per pound, at ths
- ' JJEJLVUE STOPE.
From the Kansas City Enterprise
Shaving A Farodv.
BV II. I. MILLKTT.
To shave, or not to have ? That's the ques
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The brushes, raiors.'duns of barber-shops,
Or to take arms against a sea of lather,
And with a damask end it f To shave, to mow,
To reap? and by a shave to say we end
Our beards, and all the cruel pulls
That beards are befrs to. 'Tls a consumma
Devoutly to be wished I To shave, to shave,
And have a barren face? Ah, there's the rubt
For in that babbbb-ous state what colds may
When we have shuffled oft the heavy crop,
Mu,t Bv P"u,e-
There's the respect
That makes our ornaments of so long life.
For who would bear the cat-o-ntne-tailed chin,
The bushy cheek.the bristly, smothered mouth,
The nick yonng lady's "pish?" the frequent
The barbers' insolence, a slaughtering set I
The ribald jest by boys at our expense,
When he himself might his proud whiskers fall
With a bare razor. Who'd these beauties
To groan and sweat beneath a mammoth load,
But that the dread of hairless faces thin,
That sterile plight from which there's no
Until they grow again, puzzles the will,
And makes us rather wear the ills we have
Than to fly to shavers that we know not of,
Thus fashion doth make lions of us all
And each young face of scarcely eighteen years
IiQsoftly shaded with impebial furs, .
And phizes grand in symmetry and hue
Are clad in hirsute drapery sublime
And lose the name of beardless.
A TIIUE TALE.
Down Hill on tue Ilun In a few
THE BRIEF III80BT OP MY FASHIONABLE
I low beautifully our neighbor Smith
lives : said my wite to ine one morning
onlv three vears aro. as I was Wvinrr for
my bark mill work, my regular round of
, ,. . . ' . , , .,
toil, my blind horse occupation, the daily
drudgery of selling poods at retail. I
hud jubt left the breakfast table and lin
gereil on the door step a sei'onu or so,
with my good natured but slightly envious
better half, who could not help regretting
that we were not able to ride an hour or
two after breakfast, two or three times a
week, as my neighbor Smith did with his
wife. "How beautifully they do live!"
repeated Airs. Jenkins (my name is
Jenkins, dear reader, formerly known at
No. 40 Buckram Lane, tape and needle
Mrs. Jenkins had no doubt intimated
this pleasant fact to me, weekly, for
year, and on the present occasion it was
suggested by the arrival at the moment of
a splendid pair of horses attached to an
elegant phauon, which was to convey my
noi rr Ii Vwb fimitk SB trwl iri fa i tnma Af tKa
I iiciuuui tviiuui iiis st la. 17 v bviiiv vi itaw
beautiful ana salubrious localities in the
I the vicinity of Trumnetville. a fast bust
,,eM city iesa a thousand miles from
I J ...
IfZnlharn unit fnmnji. Fnr liivnrv Ann filfth,
I. i i i e. l.-i J.
ion, anu my neigniaor omun, mcny uoir
who was dome a smashing business end
fettinir rich, was one of its nabobs. Ah
i indeed feU thoulrh mv con.iaut diff
I rr i
Kins ouxiu to aiioru us now anu men sucn
recreations, nut it was no use. aimin I
ofiened wondered the rich dog did not spell
his name with a y,)was boru under a for
I .1 ,
lunate star, ine lenow nau everyiuing to
make earth a paradise ; rolling up man
ey : a fine house, to be sure he hired that,
but it was probably because he chose to
keep the cash in' his business, shrewd
fellow as he was, and the house elegantly
turnisiu'd, pictures of high cost and rare
value, (the rascal hud capital taste iu those
things) nick-nai:ks of virtu, a good library,
and last but not least, a refined, beautiful
woman for a wife. Ah ! Smith was in
deed a man to be envied. Mrs. Smith
frequently honored me ivith her patronage,
and many a snug little bill of goods nave
I put up for her, and, to do the lady full
justice, she paid me an honest proht, and
cash down, but 1 wish 1 could say that
Mr, and Mrs. Smith honored the plain,
unpretending Jenkins, of No. 40 Buck
ram lanc, with a social recognition or
even looked across the street from their
residence to mine in Chestnut Place,
Alas ! to the mortification often of Mrs.
Jenkins, they always cut us there, clear
to the bono ; they never knew us,
I tli ink it was about a
j artinilar morning I have referred to,
that I gavo Mrs. Jenkins a surprise. I
had come home from the bark-mill busi
ness as usual, and glancing over to my
rich neighbor Smith's I said, "my dear,
supposing Smith should ask me to endorse
his note for a couple of thousand dollars,
ought I to do it I" Mrs. Jenkins wus in
stantly in a flutter ; to think lliut the- proud
Siiuili, the aristocratic bimtli, tho wealthy
Smith, should ask n favor, was very kind
and cordial, was evidence of a social rec
ognition at last ; Mrs. Smith would cer
tainly call on vs now. " Do it by all
means, my dear," said my fluttered wife
nattered through the extreme politeness or
Smith &. Co., the great clothiers,'' to me,
the plain, unpretending Jenkins, whom
they honored by asking his name on their
note for two thousand dollars. " Do it, in
deed I would, my dear."
" Hut I have refused, said I. My wife
was petrified with astonishment, she was
"Why, Adolphus Jenkins r -(Mrs.
J., when she was very much astonished,
generally snppeu in my eunnonious
Christian name) " Why Adolphus Jen
kins, I am perfectly astonished that you
should lose to good an opportunity to
oblige the wealthy Mr. Smith ; 1 am, in
Mrs. Jenkins could have cried.
" My dear," said I, "it enn't be help
ed now. Smith called upon mo a week
ago to endorse his note at ninety days for
two thousand dollars ; he was very polite,
and it was no doubt coudescending on his
part to honor me with the privilege, but I
had my reasons for a refusal, and con
eluded not to inform you of tne interview
till a proper opportunity occurred. I have
long since known it would occur, and it
has at last. Smith & Co., failed to-day
for two hundred thousand dollars, and on
the day before Smith asked me to endorse
his bote the firm had confessed judgment
to an amount double that of all the prop-
perty they have in the world. Our neigh
bor, our rich an envied neighbor Smith,
has lost thirty thousand dollars in stock
(rambling, and the whole concern are rot
ten in moral as well as pecuniary resour
ces. If I had endorsed that note I should
have had it to pay, and never would have
realized the first red cent from the high-
toned firm of Smith & Co.
Mrs. Jenkins looked at me with a most
perplexed yet rather satisfactory express
ion of countenance, drew a long breath,
after listening to my recital, and left the
room to attend to her domestic duties at
the moment.witbout one word of comment.
However, high as I had always stood in
the opinion of my sensible . wife, I went
up a notch higher that day.
Just about three years after tho par
ticular morniog in which this brief history
opens, (and I beg to say to tho reader
that this little picture is a truo one a
thousand such can be studied any day in
the present time of fluctuations and revul
sions in trade snd commerce,) I was sit
ting in my office, quietly attending to my
duties iu a new field of operations, (1
have migrated to the busy world of huge
Gotham,) when a visitor was announced
whom I at first did not recognize. I
had quit the bark-mill business and the
fast city of Trumpetville, in disgust ; tape
and needles did not pay, and Jenkins, of
No. 10 Buckram Lane, was of the things
of the past. The visitor was dirty look
tug, threadbare and ragged ; yet rather
gentlemanly in bearing, and a face which,
after a moment, I recognized as an old
and familiar one, told no symptoms of dis
sipation, but the recognition stuggered me,
It was Smith! He had always been the
perfection of neatness as well as fashion,
and dreued in excellent taste, and th
most scrupulous regard to the purity of
bis linen : a clean shirt and collar every
day wus one of his peculiarities. But
this individual, as Smith, 1 could hardly
accept ; from his hat to his boots was dirt
and rents; his .frock coat (a black one
onco) was buttoned up to his thin, though
the weather waj sweltering hot and albeit
he had on a bright tflean dicky, the color
of his shirt, which I glanced at under his
rusty satin scarf, was that of brown paper
It was the most abject picture of poverty
in a respectable man I had ever seen, and
as the apttearance of my neighbor Snath
of Chestnut Place, Trumpetville, and his
elegant style of life, came up before me
in contrast to the evident position in me
world of this individual, 1 was shocked
the thought of his wife, too, stole upon
me; was she alive? And if so, where!
For two years I had heard nothing of
Smith. -After his failure he had sold his
elegant furniture, pictures, books, articles
of virtu. Sic, and realized a handsome
sum for thetn, though not over half what
they cost, and had left Trumpetville with
his beautful and ladylike wife, and taking
but little interest in them, I had neglected
to learn where they had cone to, jintt iu
J my change of locality had about forgotten
tliciu altogether. I looked at Smith, no
doubt with a supriscd air, and unconscious
ly my eyes wandered over his costume.
He must have observed it, for with an
embarrassed look and rather nervous tone
he desired to speak a word to mo in pri
vate, The purport of his visit was the
loan of five dollars, and a haMy history
of tho loss of situations, one and another,
for tho past two years in this great city,
from fuilures, he said, of tho two or threo
concerns he had been clerk for, ami at
lust ho liini run through with every dollur,
could iret no place, was without a cent,
could not pay his room rent nor in fact
buy a ineiil j ho was reduced, in fact, to
the last extreulity. VVhut a rapid tum
bling down the grade of respectability was
this ! and the smart, dashing Smith, too
the Ninth who used to cut us, at Chestnut
I'luce- tho proud Smi'h, to present him
self to the unpretending Jenkins, and bejf
tho loan of a five dollar bill to keep him
from almost starvation I What a story
would I have for Mrs. Jenkins at tea
time ! ,
I ventured to ask hiin where his wifo
" She is here, with me," said he.
"What! in New York?" 1 '
" Yes, m this great city, in a small
room, containing all we have in tho world,
tho little remnant of our furniture, and
here alio lives without a soul to speak tu
her, except myself and the landlord's
agent who calls weekly for the rent ho
cunnot get; alio is broken hearted,"
( Smith ,s voice was shakey at this point
nf his story, and his eyes were filled with
tears,) " in consenuence of my misfor
tunes, and cries all day lung. I would
have sent her home to her father's, but I
hnve been hoping and hoping to get somo
thing to do ;' she is without a garment fit
to go into the street with, and to confess
the truth, so am I ;" (ho glanced at his
seedy and dirty costume,) " and, Mr.
Jenkins, many a day in the past thirty
we have not tasted a particle of food ' '
You - have no children P 1 ventured
to say. . i .' a
" None, thank God, none, said he : I
am spared that sullering in my present
What a picture, and' his ladylike wife.
too, literally starving to death in this great,
cold, selfish city ! I resolved to put my hu
miliated neighbor on his legs again, if
possible, and our interview was about be
ing closed by my handing him the five
dollar bill, to keep soul and body together
till something should turn up, when, as I
stepped near him, I caught the smell of
his breath. A ternblo suspicion flashed
upon ine -he drank ! There could be no
mistake in it thut peculiar smell was
only observable in the class called soakers ;
it was the horrid stench of a completely
burned up stomach, the stench carried
about only by the methodical daily tippler.
I made up my mind in one moment what
to do. I charged Smith with drinkimr:
his countenance was one of those that never
show dissipation, and he faintly denied
the imputation. I, however, pushed the
charge homo upon him, and he owned to
me that trouble had driven him to it. I
never do things by halves, and determined
to save Smith if possible. He was made
to listen to reproof and advice, imparted
with that kindness and regard to his feel
ings which a brother would have shown ;
he felt it, was completely subdued, prom
ised with the solemnity of an oath never
to touch another drop I spoke of hi
wife, his poor suffering wife ; of his du
ty to himself ; of his only last resource
by which to hold on to a respectable foot
ing in the world, Ins character; I begged
bim, as he valued his welfare, to never
touch the poison cup again, and I would
strive to get him, rags and dirt as he was,
into a respectable clerkship. I accom
plished it ; a friend to whom I appealed,
as an act of kindness to me, to put Smith
into a position, did so, and I once more
saw him and cautioned him as to the fatal
curse which threatened to blight hiin. Ha
renewed his promise to me with a fervor
and solemnity which I believed would save
him, and I felt the proud consciousness of
doing a good act ; restoring the happiness
of an almost heart-broken weman, and in
ducing a weak and tempted fellow-being
to turn from the error of his ways, and
become a true man once more. I had told
the story to my kind hearted wife, and
she had wept tears of womanly sympa
thy over the fallen fortunes of the beauti
ful woman whose fate was linked with
poor Smith, but thanked Heaven that, at
last, the husband had gathered himself lit
his strength, and resolved to be a man
anion:? men ajrain, and that sunshine
would once more visit the desolate heart
of his companion. . .
vi think it was just one week after Smith
h54-aken the clerkship I had obtained fur
' - - t M I LI'
ii . .p vaueu upua me at my oince.
The iiuufhe opened the door 1 smelted
coxcLcrtD ox roraTU f-e- '
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