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back from Buffalo.   She is a very pleasant look-
ing girl, and shows good taste in holding her tongue about
her jilting the lawyer.    He�s in good practice but said to
be the ugliest man in the village.    She was regularly enga-
ged to him, and broke off almost at the point of mar-
riage.    Julia, her sister, hated him and her brothers did
not like him.      Apropos of Julia she has been plunging vio-
lently into Spiritualism, singing-being possessed with the
voice of Sontag! � with other feats. She got inoculated from
a down-east family, her neighbours.    Mrs Patten and she
had a regular time of it together.             Now, Julia has been
so furiously chaffed on the subject, that she fights shy of
it.      A great, strapping, good-humored, self willed woman she
is, very frank and amusing.
  15.  Friday.  Good bye to hospitable Niagara folks.
To the Bridge village with Mrs Griffin and Miss Cooper
Packed up carpet bag, dined, and off to Railroad dep�t
by noon.   While waiting in the ticket-office a man � a
roughish looking chap � comes in with a handsome, brown,
stuffed eagle, which folks gathered round and admired.
The man related how he had shot the bird.   Folks guessed
as to its value � perhaps he might get $25 for him.  Well,
he�d seen the time when less than that would have fetched him,
but no $25 would buy him now.         I had moved to the win-
dow to procure my ticket, when the possessor of the eagle
being beside me, said confidentially �I�m going to take him
up to the Falls and to give him to Miss Griffin as a
present.� �There are two Miss Griffins� said I � �which?�
�Miss Weighty!� says he.     The honest fellow had been em-               
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