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	  Death of Jack Pillow.
on a similar occasion.   Charley hard at work en-
graving.   Madame invisible, �although we were
there three hours,� her husband loquacious about
having to refuse Banks the loan of a V.             At
Rochester, writes Jack, �they have a sorrowful
time in consequence of the death of Jack Pillow.  He
was sick before the visit paid by Mrs. Edwards and
her son to the Rogers� household, a fever having re-
duced him very much, yet he had been supposed
convalescent and went out for short rides.      But
�last Monday night Jim received a message, calling
for Jack�s mother to come up directly, and on Wed-
nesday morning� another arrived, stating that Jack
had died the night before at 11.         �Mary and Ned
were standing at the dear old boy�s bed when the
call came for him; he seemed to go so peacefully.
He opened his eyes a little while before and Mary
asked him if he�d been asleep!    �No,� he said, �I�ve
been thinking about what, I guess, is soon going
to happen.�   Then he murmured a few things with-
out any coherence, and in a few minutes after he
was gone.�       Adds honest Jack Edwards: �How
cheerfully he had talked to me as he lay in bed, two
weeks ago, about the next Christmas, when he
said he could afford to come up and see us, and
what a lot of little pleasures he proposed, well I
believe he�ll be with us after all, how full of life               
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