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Burlington Weekly Gazette, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1859, Burlington, Wisconsin THE BURLINGTON WEEKL irnnnn TE. H W. PHELPS, Publisher. Per Annum. VOL. 1. BUELLNGTON, RACINE CO. WIS., TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1859, NO. 16. gurlington pablUhtd at Builington, Racine Co., Tuesday morning by H. PH E UPS. OffiM ia Block, Geneva 8t TERMS: For one year, For Three months, 60o. Invariably in Advance. or 12 linei or less makv a aqunru.J H.T6 I I I I.Tt I 8.40 I j Wfl_L 3.W I i i of nix linos, or Ions, Mann; lines, 00 ocnts par Lical the rates by law. Yurly d'ncontinuine thoir the espli-otion of tb.ir eoairaeta, wilt bi charged lit full rnli'a above. All adfOTlMag for than one month to be paid In yearly a'Jvorli- to paid for or Special notinps before mixr- anJ destha, an of onc-hnlf the The of nnnunl nrtvorlis.ra la ImltwJ to tbeir not nccompinteil with directions will be inserted until forbid, and Hoonrdinuly. No miile for ami Deaths. will lio for at half the usu.il rates for othur We fully prcpnrcil to do all k.nils of Job Printinn the ooiitesl manner, mi I upon mwnnhto Sinrle copies of the Gnzottn can ho hn'l thin office, in wrappers r'.-ii'ly for matt- at ire cnpv. 11. W. ri1Et.rS, PwMiibcr. BLACKSMITH SHOP- WISCONSIN. rpllfi is now (.rcpiuH to do all I of n on lliu short- rtt uulien, nrnl in tbe iiwn- Horse dioiiif line in the hi-1 Pluwxrfpiir.'il, nnd work usually (iuwjltybl i. July, _____ Yitoio. A I 3( T I Oomo J01' Wllllt And want Joi'O "P OraminK. U'.-itMg, H. Jusloiill OD b' j liiiriingt .n, 'V i.t gnsintss JJimtorjr. BURLINGTON HOTEL. -Multi (irnrvu SIM., S, WISCONSIN. Oeorgo Jonos, Proprietor rplUS tho I portion of iiutl is tho sout- iut point lor the mill uxpro-s hues ruaaiuc from BurliiiRton to v.mous n.wrn Md i" tbi CO CRT COMlSStOXEK, WISCONSIN L. MOVCK, Attorney Counsellor nt Law, lyl BUIU.I.MITON, T. J, THOMPSON, Shwe Dvnlvr, RHSOTON WISCONSIN. ANUFACTURING mid repairing cuifd to order, on short notice nnd tt-run. M WISCONSIN. TPiin proprietors of Ibo abovo mimed J_ .MiiU woul I invite the ritrention of runners and tho puMio geiierully lo their Grist and Flouring Mills, And at the same lime assure tiicm that they are rcndy to do all kinds of Grind- ing in a gooii aud workmanlike manner, wan anted to give satisfaction to nil who muy favor thorn with their patronage. They nre ul-o prep ircd to m.iko four different bi imli of Hour, v'u: Dnuble Extra, Hxtra, Superfine, and Fine Flour. can obtnin good st.iblii.g for their horses fitioof charjsp. S C RUSS CO. Wutvri'ord, Miiy, 1859. lyl EMPORIUM OF FASHION. ITHE un lorsignocl takes pleasure in snyii'K to the citizena of Burlington Mtul vicinily, that bo is still on huud, iu Ins OLD STAND, on the Corner of I'iiio iiriiti-c in any desired nnd "ct (is agent in the of any liusiness. iu 'illlO. lyl i vi Wisconsin Mhl-rjO.V I'll ftoprietor. nt'vu a plncr- win re utp'ybudy to 'ind enjny rulu <-n the triiu little ,incr .l'in'iint'1, wt.iui U nts the most .i'.t.liii '.t nil l nt ihu tirgc 11 ,d Geneva the btat of ncuoiiiinodiitions cau be John Elkins, Dl'M.EK iu Gold and Silver watches, Silver, Plated, nnd Britannia Ware, Ii'.uks, Jeiveliy, Oold Pens, Cutlery. Pi- rul Coi'uii, Mnlodeons. Lumps, fancy Ai tides, tin., 18-1 M un street, Ha- uMi'j. Wii'divs, Clouks, uud Jewelry, care- 1'nlly rcpairrd. lyl F. BAKKHY and Cunfooiiounvy, 142 Main slieul, Utu'ine, tnanutaetnter wiiolttsalo rend retail dvaUr in I'lnin ami Fniii-y Uivnijios, Sudn UUcuila, Uoxton, Bui- Pio Nio. and Lumnn Crnukera. Pies i ml Cnktx of all kiuds conatanily on Imnd, nnd nnule to ordi r. I ruin the coun- try solicited, and promptly attended to. A. A M 13 S PUACTtrAT. MILL WKIdllT. llacliin-- is', and L'utiern iMuker, will furnish (dins, si'eoiHcfttions, hill Wis. Tan L I V E 11 Y STABLE. Bl'lU.IXClTOV, WI9UOX8IX. Hint Carriairei always in rcnd- iuess to nccommodato nil vrhr> may i nil. UNION HOUSE, .ll.K, Proprietor. EAl.S ivirl loiljiintr twenty. flro cents M 1'iich. Ciond an atten t vu nstler nlw.iys in atti-nila'ice. pat- rnnape of the HMvelling public is fully solicited. W. ATTORNEY. Rl'KLINClTON............WISCONSIN. D I TI A X B I O B denier in wnres, iiauoRs, AND SEQARS, and RECTIFIER OFJ't'KK WHISK Er. Burlington, Wit. II. E V II A U S KALKR in flocks. Jewelry, Yankee Notions and Toyn, Burlington. Wis. BuunroroH HABNESS SHOP. ALL kind' of Douldc II irnosu, and Bridltg and o1' beat of oiiitiriiil, on hand, and sold at than like r'icrn. fnr einb nnlv. lyl HENRY MABTESSEX. 3. 1. Proprietor. cst. Baggage carried to and rorn the of Ch-vri-c, 43 Dyer, TTOBSKV and at Law. 1U- Wntconsio. Ofllott 184 Main vnt ElUa'i Sloio. lyl A. W. HATCH. .1. CilllDS RACINE HOUSE, UACI.NU WISCONSIN HATCir GIBBS, Good SiabMnf- for Co, is home, isn't it, now said Mr. Murray Cooper, complacently, as Lo seated himself nt an inviting sup- pcr-tuble, and admired lii.s wife titling opposite to him, busied with the tray. Miy. Cooper was by no means intend- ed for a burniug and shining light iu souioty, but she made a very pleasant nnd radiance, so to speak, in the more limited circle of hor own fire- bide. Mr. Cooper had and a pre- vi'Junt for all his likinus and aversions it) some of the distinguished family of he was a member. The Mur- ray was a family name, and his soul umpired to tho scale of living to which it belonged bat his means wore seve- ral thousand a year short of its gratifi- cation. Indeed, if Mrs. Cooper had boou practical in an extreme doareo uud experienced to the value of mon- oy in itself considered, it is doubtful whether they could have got on at al'- The recklessness with her bus- b.uid assumed that charge and responsi- nnd tho style in which his bach- elor expenditures had conducted, wore rather alarming to otio who had iihvuya had need to calculate ways nnd means e'osely. For Mrs. Cooper, tho' proud of her family, in a certain way, was only a Smith Martha Smith; and it is well known that the Smiths cannot subsist upon their name and connections as a Murauy or a Cooper might do, Poverty among the Coopers was be- ing well dressed living in a laws house, waited on by sorvauts, but al- ways troubled by an accumulation of Still, ns Mr. Cooper, Sen often remarked, "people must by which he mount that he must, whatev- er tiL'caino of the tradesmen ho cm. ployed. Poverty, as known to the Hiuiths, iuuludod self-denial, industry and a great many "wiuita reduced to must before thoy wore satisfied. Tlio younger bruijuhcij cf the Bird Coop ere, the De La'ney Coopers, aud the Grihwold Murrnys, looked down upon their cousin as having sunk several de- grees in the social scale, when he loft one room iu the third story of a fash- ionablo boarding house, for the whole of small but comfortable house beyoud Seventh Avenue; whcicas, inasmuch as he managed, with his wife's over- sight, to live somewhere within the range of his income, and paid for most of the clothes he wore, and tho food he ate, some unprejudiced persons migh have ranked him as morally in the as- cendant. Literally, Mrs. Cooper did not know where to commence her reforms, when her husband's idiosyncrasy as to money matters first was made apparent; but she came to the conclusion that the start- ing point of charity was a good place to commence tnfoicingits respectable rel- ative economy, and so began with her own personal expenditures. But her husband had a few pvejudi- ces to overcome, before he could be ia- duccd to srt aside the extremely mod- cst amount she proposed from his sala- ry. "He didn't believe in allowance What was the good in knowing what you spnnt It didn't it any less, DKAIiKIvS in Dry Gnods Croekci-j, Bi-ora nii'l Yunkc" N'.tions, Q.iiok nilci ri-ndy pny our motto. If you j anil iu fact, it was decidedly unaotufor TvtMi a luriio nmnnnt of jzood- for a sroiill nuiotini rif cnoh, bo sure nrttl give n cull alour Clicnp Storo. Roi-hi'cter, STAAW, WATCH, 01, ck, nnd Jewrlry Repairer. Buil'ntfton. Cln'-k' and wnteh, cleaned and vcpmrnl nt low rates. A1. nil kinds of Jewelry mended in style. Shop, in B. F. Kelaey's lailoring Estabhshunnt. Iy4 tablo to bo posted on the smbject. lie never hud an allowance the pirls and mother never had one. No they al. ways got whatever they ghoao, and the bills were seru to the fctoro. It wasu't ikfir business when they were paid.' To bo sure the Governor grumbled when came in, and threatened all sort8 of things, hot nobody over minded-' 'But interposed the gover- nor's daughtei-in-law. 'I would have gone without would now, rather than see you worried. It's a great deal better to know just what you can afford to get, only try it, Murray, or let QIC, for baby and myself. If you only know how I bate to say 'charge it'.' 'Poll, poh, Marth, I didn't think you were such a goose Why, most women would jump at it. I never had an us you call it, since 1 was born. Books are bother enough at tho office. Who always want's to be marching up a column of figures. and ruminating on except it's a balance in one's favor, which I believe I never yet had the pleasure of experiencing. When I have the mon- ey, you are welcome'to it, you know that. These private purses make a wife altogether too independent. They are the beg your pardon, the mischief you know 'But said Mrs. Cooper, 'I sho'dwish to make my husband a birth- day present, how unsentitnantal it wo'd sound love, please give me ten dollars to buy you a gold pencil or, to have my nice little surprise spoiled by the bill being presented beforehand at the or, having to manage Mrs. Green's fashion, aud take what I want- ed from your pocket, lilile by little, af- er you wore aslt-ep at night 1 To be ure. you never wo'd miss it.' 'Now, that's rather hard on a fellow, Martha, after all my reforms Don't 1 ever stop iu an omnibus to count change Havn't I done wonders in not bringing sorts of things, you know 1 I'll bet you two to 'I never bet, interrupted j Mrs. Murray, in a grave tone, that be- lied the mischief of her the i idea of her husband's refoim 'Well, I wouldn't be afraid i I can tell to a dot every cent I've got about mo to-night.' 'Suppose I agree to give up the al- lowance if you can suggested the unbelieving helpmate. 'Done And the poit-raonnaie was I drawn forth triumphantly. It so hap- pencd that a foot bill of two or three t years standing had been presented that evening, which had caused an inspect- S ion of cash on band, ending iu an in- vitation the customer was perfectly ac customed call again. 'There's two Dro- you see 1 and a ten, Rhode [stand money, and a three and a one, and cents in change. No allowance carries (he day, madam.' 'Not quite so close. I can see and bank notes never are quite Now suppose you look in your pockets.' 'O, I'm quite cured of that more nhutigo lying aiound loose.' 3.wo of those convenient rooeptaeleo emptied, presented only n knife, pencil, two small screws, and n box of leads. In the breast pocket the hand made a sudden Mrs. Cooper was in turn triumph, ant, as she saw a flush of discomposure rise to her husband's I'aco. 'Stupid 1 remember now the ohaogo at IJolmouicu's for my lunch you know i" And discomforted man drew forth two cigars, a gold dollar, a bill, aud some small change, This was the history of the ullow. anoo, impuituut, aitice from its practi- cal working, Mr. Cooper first began to understand a faint glimmer of the im- portant truth, "a penny saved, is two- pence and, us is often common wiih enthusiastic minds he plunged in- to reforms ou his own account, to a most alarming extent. This was, after their essay of house- keeping, Mrs. Cooper's plan again, tho' he often ignored the fact, and congrat- ulated himself on the brilliant idea. He gave up smoking for two months :md a half; then had a few cigars some one had given him down town after- wards a bunch of some choice brand, Loper, a firiend of his, who was in bus- iness, desired him to try; and finally a half box was smuggled in quietly, and replaced at intervals. lie wore really shabby clothes through the ho weather, but brought home a choice as- sortment of white jean, Marseilles, and a fancy chuck suit, the very last three days of September heat. He under- took self-shaving in tho most virtuous manner and annoyed Mrs. Cooper three i days in the week by forgetting to d0 so, and presented quite too stiff an up- per to please any one neat almost to fastidiousness. He talked a great deal about tuble economy, inspected the ash heap to see that DO available lump o coal was thrown away, and even was accustomed to inquire, 'what be- come of that having accidental- ly heard that a good family soup might have been made out of a beef bone, with a few vegetables. In faut, these last symptoms had grown very trouble- some, and Mrs. Cooper began to wibh roost devoutcdly that Murray wo'd 'let 7icr keep' ar.d even suggested that, if he would give- the reins entire- ly into hoi- hands, she would undertake to drive safely through the jears losses and expenses. She had failed iu cou- verting him to one of her principal doctrines, hcuVever, to that of paying ready money for everything. July and January were still rendered miseiable by the successive arrival of yellow en- velopes, known at once by their having no post marks, and the extreme biicf. ness of their address. They always gave her a headache, lor she knew pre- cisely the effect they would produce when her husband caught bight of them no matter how amiable or cheerful he would be at the moment. This very evening, when Mr. Cooper so emphat- ically pronounced "home to be home" indeed it looked so in the bright neatness of her household ways, and especially in contemplation of the well spread supper-table, at which they were wife inwardly disquieted by knowing that her own hands would be obliged to "put ran- cor in the vessel of his peace" by bringing forth the grocer's half year- ly account, at the amount of which shu had not ventured to glance. 'Now, what shall I do for your com- fort or amusement this evening, old la- dy inquired tbe really devoted Ben- edict, as be bit off the cud of a cigar, and fumbled behind an engraving by Landscer for the match-box, that he al- ways insisted on having there, just where he could roach it. 'There's the that I've read; and I looked through 'Harper' as I came along. Shall I crack some nuts 1 There that reminds that I must get one of those patent-lever nut- crackers. I saw at Smith's to- day, and a giidiron, tbe most complete ar- rangement you ever bavv for doing a tire smoke and the gra- vy at the sa.nc time.' 'How much was it? You know ours came with tho stove, aud isn't two years old yot.' '0, a dollar or so, I niern trifle. Must you sew to-night? Al- ways Why don't you liuve a seamstress 1 IIow much would it cost, UDW, to have all that pile sewed up for once 'A dollar or retorted Mrs. Murj ray, playfully, and as she threw out her thimblo and needle-book, tho grocer's communication was discovered on top ol' bur work box. 'Had any lutlors to-iliiy who H that fiom T bay, Malty, ouppoao we begin to think of u littlo place iu tho countiy next spiing? Ltiwtin talking about the lot ou tho band ol' the Bronx, you know, again to-day And tvvo or thiee satisfactory [mil's filled up a bhoit juusc, nti Mr. Cooper threw hiuiaulf back iu his own pauicu- lar easy chair. "We must have suvcd something this year towards it, you're such an industrious little woman, and deserve to have a of your own, and everything nice about you if any- body does. Whom did you say that was from? It's time you heard from your .sister, isn't it't" And a baud was stretched past her, as, with the most complacent air, Mr. Cooper pos-- acssed himself of the uiibsivo. His wile's spirits had gradually been sickening since the opening of her wor-kbok. She know perfectly well that she was considered as responsible for every item of tho account, os if each barrel of flour aud pound of coffoc had been purchased for her sole individual bunafit. Mr. Cooper's face clouded with tho direction of the letter, dar' kencd with bieaking open the envel- ope the storm burst with his glance at the sum total. A hundred aud fifteen dollars did you see that, Martha hun- dred dollars and over, when it ougut not to be thirty-five. Did you order when I was away in the fall never had these things charged. "Only what was necessary." Necesbary I should think so, with all waste that goes on in tl.at kitchen. I wish you'd see after jour cook, Martha, as I've told you a hundred times. It would be a great deal nheapcr to put out this ever- lasting sewing, and attend to your house a little "I try to do said Mrs. Coop- er, mildly, bending before the gust, as it were, knowing it to bo inevitable. Try Yes, I dare say it looks like it, with all ths bread I see thrown to feed a dozen poor fam.- ilies. Thiee barrels of flour no der. "There is quite lult of the last one yet." "And sugar and coffco; don't tell me. There's Lawtoix says use a barrel of white sugar every year. His wife doos her jelly in coffee crushed." So had Mis. Cooper, until she found that it was cheaper to uso that which did not need refining, and her husband thought he could never touch mutton or game without currant jelly, and had almost a juvenile fonducbs for sweetmeats of every description. She knew perfectly well what became of tbe sugar. "And it's ths butter much do you think we've had since October said lier husband pres- ently with the air of a virtuous judge condemning a criminal found guilty in every point of indictment. I told you Ann wasted butter from the Cut. How can you expect we shall evor got along in the world, Martha, if you don't see after your servants What's the use of denying myself everything? Jlr. Cooper here recollected a cane, a pair of and a fatiey traveling cap, that he had seve- lally dismissed from his thoughts in thu most resolute thin; I may say, fo." your sake and the children's, if this is tho way you are to go on." It was ceitainly an unexpected amount ;o Mrs. Cooper, who, invaria- bly economical thought she had been especially careful the last six months. She was vciy sorry. It was hard when she, too, could enumerate self- denials of time and patience, and had cross looks, and-spoiled dinners, and with, a houseful of company, in the inspections of Ann's closet's and safe's, and repeated rebukes nnd corrections of her Though economical to the last degree, there was nothing she shrank from so much ns an approach to or "being considered so by others Per- haps it washer own especial weakness, this dread; but even that she tried to put down in doing a housekeeper's duty faithfully. Her husband, not in the least pacifi- ed by her adniision that it" might have been the replaced the bill in ita envelope with the air of a man whose substance was wasted by riotous and sent it skimming; on to the rhp floor, indeed, under the lou'jgo, where his wife found it in dusting, the next She was rather hoavy-hearte for the evening, which promised so much, clo- sed very uncomfortable, she stitchincr away in silence, and her husband de- clining ti> ainnao himself or to bo cntor- triiniHl, over the (iro after his oiu'ur hnUlicd. nnd stulketl off to boil an hour earlier ih.iu usual. Hoiillv, I cannot unduustand it T thought I hud boon so very en refill. don't wnmler Murray is di.sciiurn- acd nntl yot don't hoe how wo c-uiild liavo dime without anything wo have had. .Mr.s. Cooper hud ilnwn lior cluster, and opoticd tho uncomfortable account. It was a very long and ;i vcrv perplexed one theopposite mirror reflec- ted but it brightened visibly before she hue! finished her inspection of tho various items, and hei-checrfulness had entirely returned, even to gatcty, bo- fore fhe had finished copying off some of them on a sheet by themselves If sho had made any discoveries, she kept them to herself that evening but when her husband hung up his overcoat in his office the next day, and folt in the outside pocket for a clo.in liundlscr- cheif, ho found with it :i note, in his wife's handwriting addressed to him- seil. It was odd. Perhaps ho had been too hasty in caudemning hur, or too se- vere rather, considering how fond bhe was of him, and how she felt oven a word. Poor chilcd Ho would overlook it this once and so he broke open tho S'iai. He thought it was another bill at first glance, and that bhe had been afraid to givo it to him after lat- outburst but it was iti his wife's hand writing, and bonded WASTE'' FOR, 1806. 1 bottleof 1 box of 1 aallon 1 1 case of 1 box of 1 gallon of Sherry I of 1 box of He could not understand it all at first; but as he glanced dt the dates, each one made it clearer. Ri ally he could not have believed that these lit- tle laid in, from time to time, for himself, and a friend or so, who wa.s accustomed to drop could amount to so much. Mrs Cooper did not drink brandy, ol Sherry wine, or smoke cigars, so the waste" Jay at his own door, all. Mrs. Cooper, sitting by front window, at twelve o'clock, saw the of- fice-boy arrive with a return -dispatch. It was very short, but quite to tho point. DEAR own up, Yours, Truly, MURRAY COOPER, Cody's Ladies' BooTc. For the Gaiettf. HOME AGAIN, Aug 10th. '59. MB. EDITOR Notwithstanding the terrible pictures painted to fancy by my friends iu Burlington, of dangers incurred by poor simple fa- mules who dared to usurp go much Jlfrteviiji-ntfy, as to vcntuto and unprotected_ to 'Side upon a being heartily tired of the long vaca- tion, I determined to brave them all with the spirit of a thinking it far more heroic to take a flying leap. from some high railroad bridge) than, like the poor Switzer in a foreign to suffer a lingering death by A'ostalgia. Accordingly on the morn- ing of the-th inst.i I set sail from your beautiful village in a one horse wagon driven by one of your most citizens, and steeled direct for the depot. Being of a modest and unobtrusive disposition I would fain leave town, unnoticed aud unknown.' Judge then of my surprise, when I saw em- blazoned on the front of tbe largest ed- ifice on the street through which passed, in large letters, this sentence: transit gloria mundi.1 A beau- tiful compliment, truly, but whether intended for or (me of the lody scJiool teachers, (Miss N and Miss C.) who tccrepasstnff just in ad- vance of me, I did not know. If the former, I must say that it was, at least, quite Arrived at the depot I disembarked and conveyed myself and personals on board the passenger car, while the wagon tcent about, and stood due north, for Burlington, under press of whip- lash. On entering the car, I noticed three, well dressed, intelligent looking men, engaged in a very animated dis- cussion. Thinking to learn something worth Jcnowing, 1 seated myself pre- pared to listen attentively. Until we reached the next station, these gentle- men kept up the debate in so animated a tone that no one else in the car could indulge in cither reading or conversa- tion. The momentous subject which. so engrossed these 'Lords of Creation, as to make them forget that they even chimed to lie gentlemen, was the re- speeti-'e claims, founded en merit, of Jauies Buchanan, and S. A. Douglas, to the Presidency in 1801. Just about as sensible, I thought, as to dis- cus the claims of Caligula or Nero to a SaintsJiip, for good deeds done here in the body. When the cars arrived at the question was allowed to drop, seemingly by a tacit agreement between the trio, to tee which of them could firststare out of countenance two very pretty young ladies who came into the can at that place. Leaving them engaged in that very pleasant occupation, I ed the last Atlantic" and soon forgot them as well as myself amidst- the hu- morous and philosophical vacries of tho Professor at the Breakfast table.' I wus soon aroused however by the- sound of renewed conflict. I found that the battle was transferred to the fertile plains of Lorn hardy, and that the grand fight of Solferiuo was being fought over again with variations and improvements. One of the three, pretty little man with nice black whis- kers and a look of intense self conceit, that reminded me of good old Mrs. Poyser's rooster, who thought tKe tun arose every fair morning on purpotf to hear him took tho lead and soon distanced all competitors. He showed just what a great fool Napoleon wus, and how easily the Austriana could have annihilated the French ar- my, if the little man himself had only stood in Francis Joseph's boots. I could not doubt his ability, for by thu time he had completely annihilated his opponents, and I could only wish tally that ho would turn his attention to the annihilation of bark-lice and chintz-bugs for the present, until his scrvircs were again needed in Europe. Change cars here for Chicago' cries th'! Conductor, and in a short time I am riding_as ou the wings of the over the beautiful prairies of my native state. On every side, far as eye can reach, waves an almost boundless sea of golden grain. Pres- ently in the dim distance I see, ing in a long line on the horizon's verge, the blue shadowy outline of the nublc growth of forest trees, that shade my own loved home. How my heart thrills at the sight. Though awav, my eyes can reach tbe spot whe're Fatler, Mother, Brothers, and Sisters, unconciously wait my coming. Onward speeds the iron horse, and soon from the dim, confused mass of blue, one well known point after au- other slowly emerges, becoming more, and more distinct, until the deep owy blue is changed to the deep green of the leaf'dad forest, snd all the best loved scenes of my childhood are spread out before my eyes like fairy pic- ture. On, on, we speed, but oh, too slow! At last the shiieks, down go the brakes, and slowly the cars come to a rett. l familiar faces, there stands our carnage, and oh! there is my brother on the platform looking for me. So good bye
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