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December 30, 1897
NOT 1 1 Kit uppll'
Cltllt, I'll? qunri
ml Mr, Mossier
Jl s w 11 n a
around In his
looUnd itt tho
lilt ot punts hoard
tha elWk hand
ed to bhn.
h$ commpiittMl. Nhow lnr In, Hob,"
Jjwb altomut hr Into the roomy,!oni
ortahlo aMm tt tho firm Nwlin
k Dtwlntf, lawyers, NI10 Jookod
timidly at Mr. Di-orlnjf, Mr, Jhterlntf'
lookod critically at hr. Kho fcinv u
portly old irt'iitlomKii, with fi'sh
coiiipli'klon, snowwhlto hnir, hliu-k
oluihMM, and mjnUllly iiBunirl
hands. Ilastiwa itlr, (flrlbli f 1100, a
youthful form, dtunurely trownod In
moks-hlna cloth, urtri ghivml hand
whluh tlfifhtly hold tho morning pitpur,
in whloh his adrerilswnont for 11
tonoftniplior and typewriter hud up
"flood morning, Mw,-iili," consult
lrtf tho rard ho held, "Ulovor, Will
you tttku a mat?"
"I nitno In answur to your advor
tlsiwuHit," dim began.
fitnyen, l'rolHlyl" It ,wa a
pet word of bis nraulsojy, "What
sporlsnea Iniv you hud, Mrs.
"I workitd threw your for tlio firm
of fiowndfiit &, Wlnthrop. 1 loft thum
a yr ago to ho marrlnd."
"You hftvs ft lettur from thorn, I
presume," ri'jfiirdioif Imr with in
'ycS they ollVrod 1110 01111 at tho
tlmo 1 left, I hardly know why
knot It, for until a wuk ago I did not
think I should over present It f
have personal reformism, also."
''j'beso are satisfactory," an
nouneod Mr. Daerlnjr. "Now, ptoasa
give ma a prm-tlcu-l Illustration of your
tiklll, Permit mo to dlctato a lottttr."
Mm, Glover took tho puperand pun
ell he sstendud, removed her gloves,
and rapidly ttWui the png with htor
oiflyphht. This pittftt sho earrhtd ovor
to a cnnveniout typewrltor, and a
minute or two later brought him hack
hi letter noatly printed, Ho glatnsed
"Precisely. Consider yourself en
gaged, Mrs, Glover. Tha salary In
fifteen dollar a week,"
Promptly at half-punt eight, on tho
following morning, Mri, Glover ap
peared, Day after day sho came,
never late; always kind, ready, polite,
r.spable and . retiring, hummer
merged In fall, fall In winter, winter
incited into spring, and iitill khu eame,
and wit gmitls and uncomplaining,
under any pressure of work, and in
very kind of weather. The member
and subordinates of tho llrm of Deer
lng &, Ihwriug folly appreciated her
admirable qualities, hut none of Giern
knew more of her real life and history
when klm had becu there alimmt a year
than they had known when ttliecame,
Indeed, m mneh iiMfldmin lnnl th
flut in her dlfteretiou that they
apoke quite freuly iu her primi'iicc of
caaea they would have eoiumalud from
an ordinary employee. Ami do it
happened that one day, tho hoy
brought Into tho private room of
Deerlug A. Dcering the iiamu of a man
who waited without,
"Admit him!" viimmaudud l!nnja
tnin lleering, who wan the extreme
phyalral oppoeite nf IiIn eouHin lloa
titer, being amall, Nlender, jiaio, and
Mr, Glover, heard tho uame of the
visitor, and, visibly agitated, iintho.
"You will pardon mj, Mr. Ueerlng,
If I take my work Into the next room?"
"No, nol" he replied kindly, but ob-
lately; "Not at all, V on oball be no
kut 4 I'HK I'kHI (X,l '
! oar nmiriniiiiii, I
lit ItM owite fallwd . ui I that
l li H Ut VMM iHitm kit Mikhud
o rl r. Me ilml pW
aftla, whoa the l.r ih, m4
Twi Itiel Well, In It I hff a
UU"i k Mt''hl " riitgtiiti her,
ab turn I hurrt Ity h, r wm.
Mia Wnt if tl, iiMlli Wovt'iH
hrr tNitk ta ttit two i
-AMfutlr U I U ), IW4a.lt'
rtime4 IViHiHiH'it Kmutrf
ft Ha H'." bached (he other,
'the moA hi' bio U heiftitir, td
Uaarkvd UU a niirrlUa purely
raual iat It idaid oa m
ilet SriUx-r ji l nr tutu. U
K ttcd, Vajr l"tU Vtttir la
Hhtdiwy CarVKatM ), I d. I
lalaJi kftew Itiat. tjneeri tiM,
lwtV4 Vata tneadi
at tataai A itiUl fUowt t)4tt
fai lit vaaii aoiitas I al iU.
He uaed to hay the woman he married
ahould be better, and nobler, and
weeter than all . other women.
Finally he met her, He married her.
It waa after that a year after that,
that there came the tragedy,"
BJWVll, that may be too intense a
word to use, At all event, tho de
licious domektle lifts of which he had
dreamed, and which wan just then be
ing fully realized, wiwall at onco bro
ken up, Hl wife had left him. He
would not eell out hi pretty homo,
built and furulfthmi for the woman he
loved. No he put a care-taker in charge
of the bonne, He had aome reaaon to
auppoau that hla wife had gone out to
Iowa, where ahe had relatlven, He
began a aoarcli for her. ' Mho had
frlenda In Han Frunolxeo and" New
York, He him aearched both e.itleM,
but haa done it all a quietly an poa
alble, ao atrongly did ho dread noto
riety. Ill aeareh waa all in vain." ,
"Why did hla wife leave him?"
"Oh, they had a quarrel--the moat
abaurd and childlttli thing linagliiablu.
Hhe went to the tnalinea with a
woman of whom he dlaapproynd. Hhe
roaented hla ad vice in tho mutter, and
declared ahe would choose her own
frlenda, and that, purhapa, a they
could not agree on aueh a simple mat
ter, they could not agree at all, and
had better part. One word led to
another and- "
"It ended as you have told me,"
"It Isn't ended yet, Deerlng. That
la why I'm here, tolling yon all this
rlgamarolo about my friend. Ills
long endeavor, anxiety, failure, men
tal distress, have brought on a heavy
and probably fatal Mlckncss, Holies
at his own hoiiia sueli a desolate
home, Doorlngl sick unto death.
There Is no one to wult on him savo
that sttip' old caro-taker. Where
can 1 find the nurse you had when
you were o ill a year and a half ago?
You said she was eMIclent, I would
Jlku to engage her for poor Jhidley,"
"I cannot tell you Just where to
find her, I'm going home In halfnn
hour, however, and I'll have my wife
aoud her word, Hhe will be sure to
know, Leave me the address, will
Hardly had the door closed behind
JSrandt Andrews when Mrs, Glover
sprang to her feet, darted across tho
room, anil confronted astonished Mr,
J leering, white-faced and tearful
eyed, "You must get some one to take my
place soon, nowl Never mind that
other nurse. I must go to tend Dud
ley J'arkhum. I'leaso please, let 1110
go as soon as you can!"
Iksiiicr Deerlng had just entered.
The cousins regarded her in annuo-
'Oh, you don't understand!'' she
cried, " am his wife, I must go to
Ilosuier Deerlng had not hoard a
word of the story that was told to
Jtenjamin Deerlng, but her Morrow,
her tears, her piteous entreaty were
quite enough for him.
'Go, of course,! my dear," he said.
"We're not rushed with work at pres
ent. We'll hold your place two weeks
for you. f.et us hear from you."
"Oh, how good you are," tho sweet,
quivering Hps managed to say. Tho
next minute she donned her hat and
coat, ran down the stairs, not being
willing to wait for the elevator, and
took a ear which would bring hor
near bur forsaken homo. Kverythlng
therein was exactly 11a she had loft it.
Cleanliness and order there were
throughout the room, but nowhere
warmth, or fragrance, or the inde
scribable eo.lnoss which pervades an
ideal home. Its lonelinuss was unut
When Dudley Turkman's familiar
friend, llraudt Andrews, let himself
in with a latch key, an hour latnr, he
paused In tho hull, fueling oddly
"I smell lilacs," h said. "Who'a
been bringing lilacs here? And a fire
in tho grate cheerful that, to be
sine! And that voice like velvet It
never Is old Mrs, Collumdon'a!"
When he went into the sluk room a
slim little figure rose from beside the
bed, and came forward to meet him.
"He is delirious. He does not know
me. Of course you remember me, Mr.
"You are Dudley's wife, I believe?"
The following day she sent a note
of resignation to the firm of Deerlng
& Deerlng. Hut she did not go down '
town until after the fever had broken
upon the twenty llrl day.
That night site was sitting Waldo
her hualoind, as she had sat, taking
but brief time fur ret, through many
wrary nii; lit and days. Suddenly he
glanced around with an expreaaUm of
lutUlgeu, Hhe drew buck. The
Invalid Rxed Ida e) en m his friend,
who Udtt eagerly d,wa upon hi in
IVi yu know, lliandt, I re been
having the qtiorrv.t hUu lusliona. I
thought that Vers was here, ttaitiug
ut tt., mtr-iuj me, I, very weakly,
U'imi .i liipy that I h.uilly
isre fi Die uul, hed reality of
tut life ssiii "
,ti sitfliftlt'd ttit) itrrvt.u lit On
Wife In ho ktW'ttt. I l,nr patinut 1'iHild
War wo shut'W jt ) rt, taut vteu mi
IUU, a f w ! Uu r, Wm m led
ilMiina htm w In 11 be awi-au,
ii w unk a kt l am. ilsrliit 1 ' !.
wt, 1, , ' I im th f n tlr utl Urn
" I n," hi luuiltiiiivd, 'VI4 I'll
fvxtte an litsuuv"
Unxh; she k t, and Wu I H,
' sat a aiii ' il l, '
fca hh Uy 'rsna i,i ,
iitvMwv mH r, ttl ih'ti iu4.
4 m-mI 'Mtii hii(. isa in
rt k l.iH eiMi'l.itvia a btt. r
iia4l'Mrr tiatw ts ai.'f m. lutwf (
It I -mm
T was a beautiful
in the early part
breath of rosea
laded the fresh,
carta, on lnule
and afoot were
wending their way to church.
For weeks a big "revival" had been
In progress at Wilson's stand, ami this
bright Hunday morning was to witness
the crowning act.
Ilrothor I'uttybono Peters, in all his
duaky dignity, would bury thirty con
verts beneath tho baptismal wave of
a neighboring dam.
Oh, for tho happy contentment of
With his coarse, everyday garments
he lays aalda every perplexing care
and dons with his gaudy Hunday at
tire a mind at ease with all the world.
No fears of a threatened drought; no
reflection of grassy cotton disturb
tho serenity of his soul during tho
sermon. No guilty pangs of con
science about tho chicken which dis
appeared from "Mars John's" hen
houso Friday night and attended
preaching in a lunch basket the next
Aunt Dinah Drawn was a shining
light at Wilson's stand. No one could
sing louder, shout longer, or groan
more intensely, Her voioo exoltl
the admiration of the brethren and
the envy of the sisters,
Now it happened on this occasion
that Aunt Dinah wa sick and could
not attend tho moeting. If there was
one thing, however, upon which she
prided herself more than upon her
own faithful attendance at church, it
was the strict way in which she was
training up hor only son, Humbo.
Deep down In her heart sho secretly
hoped that Ham bo would some day
succeed JSrothur I'elurs at Wilson's.
With natural pride she sat on the
doorstep and watched her young
hopeful start to church,
It must be admitted (with deep
humiliation) that Hambo, in spite of
his religious training and godly ox
ample, in the form of Aunt Dinah,
was brimful of original sin, and no
sooner was ho out of sight than ho
left the road and startod on a run
across the cotton Held toward Hock
creek. Here ho was joined by another
boy, and together they trudged along
the banks of tho stream.
"Where's do bait, Dick?" asked
"Dey's in my britches pocket," was
Dick cut two long canea, fastened
lines and hooks on them, and handed
one to the delighted Humbo.
"Now, look here, Hambo, you'se got
on yo' Hunday clothes; what yer
gwlnter toll yer mammy ease yer gits
cm dirty?" asked Dick.
"I gwine tell her Hister Vlney wus
so overcome wld de sperit dat she
faints diyinl nway In do pool, nn I
jumped in fur to fotch her out," an
swered the Inventive Hambo.
In the pleasure of catching an occa
sional minnow, Aunt Dinah's preaching
and Hunday clothes were alike for
gotten. Tho day was warm and the water
Invitingly eooL For some renvoi the
fish did not seem Inclined to bite, and
Dick grow tired loumrmg on a fallen
tree watching hU cork 1 lain mo
tionless on the surfaco of the water.
Ui HrM ,I4.1 ivfvsWiGjr 4
W !! al Hf wr kt Is,
"Wa muss h, tt-Munt.! v( imv,
Hal If f t M-l I ir liual4M. ar Wa
la Ara.UavH, wU- ts H th
- ir a-m-r. c ' '
on, lonntr! oit, loiirnl
Al length hi tutrk went utt.li-r, and
he jerked with su h fure th.it he nol
only at a aarpriwd Dtllm eisw Hh
flylug up the hill, but fountf Ud his
line la a grtN-t lit hiU stmre hi
head. He Grk ibi tua t-aiie III dla
guat sud alid inli tin tiir
tt d U.U tn dia fin C u ilvi kill'
wtiul raaa Kii'k'rd I a ginum la
tiit f.adui' is id vitt and .li in da
MmUi iisl. li.i t .i W aiildahtajf
a U hi I auvtl the .hw.uimii mM Mi
loaf v W ritlt loOtm his Una
day paau kh t kit l-tsi-k knees
ke m a Ul hi.
tlig ft larval ai,.by im obi
tlatMp ar lH Wnk, i,s was va
littualy airi,4vKin w,u Ufld
tvk wtiN i amulHh )l f o
MwUi ! kiH taittti'e krdloa
tr lha t miiii iM,if mi a!. Ha at Is
lwt i tha mid U f Ike yieek aa I
"l.UHMi ,ki! Idsa'aia l 4 1 0
I,nfdjt tl lotjf 1 1 akr t (Uhlii
M Mn' i madr f y. U Iihi'ri
Im 4l i'
tUak al4 k air as it i)ll
to smell sulphur and looked In every
direction for bis satanio majesty to
appear upon tho scene horns, tail,
pitchfork and all. Seeing no one he
ventured to ask:
"What de matter, nigger? What's
got yer? I don't see nufllnl"
"Dafs hit!" yelled the miserable
Sambo. " 'Coso you don't see nuHln,
'coso hit's do debble, an' he's got mo
by the toe. Don't you see me a
sinkin'? Llm'me loosel Lim'mo
' Dick would have taken to his heels
at onco, leaving poor Hambo to his
fate, had not an idea suddenly oc
curred to hi m.
"Golly! Nigger, do debble don't
lib in water, knse It would put his
fire all out. Pull out by dat aa pi In'
dar. I'll bet my ole hat you'se cotch
er whnlln big cooter."
Acting upon this suggestion, Hambo
pulled out, continuing to yell;
u "Lemma loose!"
Feeling himself fairly caught by tho
king of the lower world, Humbo was
not a little surprised to land, us Dick
had predicted, a largo Ilocky creek
cooter. Dick was do lighted.
"What did I tolo you, nigger?
Whoop! He's or whale! You done
cotch do Unest cooter in dis crick,
Hut Hambo refused to bo comforted,
Ho could not seo it in that light.
"I ain't kotch him he kotch mo,
Dick suddenly grow serious.
"Dat am a fac', Hambo; ho Is kotch
you, and ho won't turn you go till hit
Visions of dragging the cooter
home ami of Aunt Dinah's righteous
Indignation arose before tho unhappy
victim, and ho walled louder than
He rolled his eyes skyward in tho
vain hope of finding a single cloud,
but nothing but n clear expanse of
blue greeted his gaze. No prospect
of thunder, and the cooter clinging
with a death grip to his great toe.
Dick experienced a sudden Inspiration.
"Humbo, l's gwino fool dat cooter,
I'agwlno roll dls little rock down
ober dat big one, and cose ho gwino
think hit thunder, and lot you go
see?" Dick rolled and ro-rollod the rock,
but the cooter hud more intelligence
than they credited him with, and re
fused to bo deceived,
"Humbo," said Dick, with an air of
depression, "w'y can't wo dono cut
dat cooler's head oil?"
Hambo was willing.
Any tiling to feel tho sweets of lib
erty onco more.
With trembling hands and a dull
Harlow knife, Dick begun the decapi
tation. Hambo' kicks and his own fears
lest tho cooler transfer its clutch to
one of his lingers, made it a slow ami
dangerous operation, and had the
knife been sharp hambo's leg would
have In all probability "lot go" In
stead of the cooter.
When tho body at last tumbled
back into tho creek Dick gave a shout
of triumph. Hut in this caao, as in
all others, the way of tha transgres
sor was hard.
The ghastly head still held its
clutch upon Hambo's too a If it was
tho one offending member.
The boys were thoroughly convinced
that nothing short of a thunder storm,
perhaps a cyclone, could persuade it
to let go,
Sambo resumed his cries and onco
more vowod never to go fishing on
Dick thought he saw a way ont of
tho difllculty at last,
"Sambo, I know dat too Is got to go.
Hits do only way. Jes say do word,
an' I'll whack her off same as I done
dat cooter. Hit won't hurt no more'n
yo' mammy's beatln' when sho see dat
head hangin' on dar, an you II still
hub 'nun toes lef fur to weor yo'
shoes on Sunday."
Sambo would have consented to sac
rifice his toe as a means of escape had
not the head at this moment turned
looao of its own accord, Without an
Instant's delay both boys fled from
the scene of adventure.
Sambo gave his mother a full (if
Imaginary) account of the big meet
ing, and when he exclaimed In his
sleep, "f.emme looao. Mr. Dsbble!"
lie was thoroughly convinced of his
call to the ministry.
Tha Nurd Kak
The most northerly of paper U said
to Im the "Nurd Hap," publlahed
weekly In Hammerfeat Norway, by
IVter Johanuesen, who lives and
work in a little turf-roofed houae.
The "Nurd Kaii" Is regularly printed
from new received by a ship which
touches at Hammerfeat but om In
eight days, Sometime the latest
nw arrive on the day of publica
tion for tha former batch, and then
Him Intent" d.M'a not itl Into the
"Nurd Kap" till It ha ben known
fourteen day or mure la the grt
Wurlil la the a.iutim.i,l.
lr II IM.
tear Wildes U'U in die, ea-l.-Ullt
iu Go uw uf J,'!f , i Mill
thai of an ixtiiit.'. II' ver thrv
iiiu-iiM hla It ft hand an I into on ilia
rtitfcl. whilo ht rtt I orii4'Miitd
with a I'hsm l.riv Ul of a.di I gold,
ix hWh a horlhtM'- .kt 1 l ih
IU iii ,d, jelluiv sa l Idea
tit f grt aii, kil l hi geaeiat ap
I 4riUiV iu4U hiiH l'H of lh Wl
lttd uuaa M keen ml lh tv ta ut
t uiti I aiia
tt Mi-4 thi d.tk i f t.tt.'U Xari, lba
"MUaa Mtdgt, Ih tula f Wtarf
the amalUal Wihu4M ihi esrttk k fU
ISUMHs f4tt, a 4ttv af ll l
Um Mita arl I yw !
I a, U km fit Iwhe ktk aa t
a 'e aait U IHaa aia iad,
, l abka ta lt M ara kl lM
Wvtanitll ska la Matatkaky prl
lr aad a-M(dh4 sla Naf
ililfrl Ua4a lavaUjf.
The Farmer's Exchange
231 NORTH TENTH STREET. LINCOLN,
Will Have on Sale This week:
1 SO lb sock best Pancake Flour $ .75
1 sack best Half Patent 1.20
1 suck good Kreud Flour 1.10
1 sack finest Utah Patent (nothing better) 1.1)0
4 cans Hugur Corn,. .25
8 cans best touoitos. .. .25
3 cons best Pie Peaches... , ,25
ZOlbsgoodHugar.... 1.00 '
10 lbs good Coffee 1.00
1 IbltuttloAx Tobacco 20
1 lb If. H, Tobacco .40
10 lbs hand picked Henri ..,.,.. 25
1 gillon Sugar Drip Syrup .25
1 bucket M " " 45
10 lbs ltuckwheftt Flour for , , 25
H lbs pure " " 25
1 barrel Winesap or Jeuaton Apples... , 1.75
All OoodN Im ii at :il North Tnnlh Htroot
J. XW. IX-A-IXTIjimr, Agont.
Wholesale and lietail Dealers.
MftRBLe, QRftNITe and sLftTe
for building and cemetery work. t Several hundred finished
Monuments of modern design always on hand.
SAVE MIDDLE MAN'S PROFIT AND DEAL
Write for cuts and prices. A personal call preferred. Address,
MBjBMaj fSJSHSl BHSBB SlBBk HSI SJ
arZJIS---,T iT 1 LBBOS.,
Cor. 15th and O St., LINCOLN, NEB.
The best place to trade jf
The best grades of Coal always on
hand J J
Our Majestic Coal is good; our White Ash will suit you
B'ttffi5.1?! Phone 335
WXim Union Fuel Co., 1016 0 St.
NEBRASKA HAY CO.,
Hay, Grain and Mill Feeds, Bale-Ties
14th and Nicholas Sts,.
8 irj L Jl
5!i Ft '$$2 -tr
f eed Saw Mills. Ml
ana re a miners, -iv
Shoftinq, Pulleys W
and Mill Gearing.
vVf DcLOACH MILL MFG. COMPANY, Atlanta, Ga., U. S. A. W
v 163 Whlslos St., Nw York City. Ill S. Ilta St., SU louls. Mo. y.'fir
Rrntff n prhts.
SAW Rf PAIRING SPtCUtTY.
tARCt CAIAlOOtl IRlt.
TEACHERS WANTED !
' UNION TKACHKKS' AOKNC1KM OF AMKttlOA.
KET, L. . II ASS, D. D Msasar.
ntuiiara, PsH ToHisto, Tss.. Nt Orleans, !. Nt York, K. Y., Waabltas, D. C, Mss Fra
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Of Xriaais.lAi m.m .At J?l All
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