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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 16, 1904)
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Gbe ID nil? tflebr adftart
Mrs. C'i'rrnn had lire n busy with her
hom.ework nil the- forenoon and h:id
Just fin lulled tlu dlnntr preparations
lor lior son Fred, who vjih in the field
1 lowlnt. Everything in reudlncis for
omner. Hie voht to" the large, i-qunrc
mirror with It black curved frame
and pushed back the Rray hairs from a
wiinklcd foiehead under which Khc
taw largo gray eyes dlmmrd by fifty
ycats of honest labor.
Hhe yns Indeed f ly plain. Her hair
was thin. She parted It in the (enter,
(oinl.ing II down Hat. leaving a white
itrcak. Her face was red and the or
nets of her month showed plainly the
inarkt; of crows' feet. .She w.ui not
tall, but portly In peiKon, witn hlrong
nrnis and heavy frame.
If her shoulders wore somewhat
Kooped, twenty years of lonely strug
glis Willi the future of an only son
In her ease, was a Hufllcient excuse.
She turned from the glass and looked
out upon the little flower beds with
their grot n buds and waxy leaven look
ing with upturned fucei ai the sun;
upon the s; reading lilac bushes with
Uh profus( Hunters of purple upon
the Hhoit t uftrd bluegraHS, in which a
sedate-looking old hen toothed the
hiu ill piping plaints of a brood of
Sparrows twittered and chirruped in
the- green labyrinth of plum and goose
The penile brcexe lifted the feathery
bloom from the plum trees and scat
tered It liko k?nvy snowllakes over
the luiinblo ynid.
Tin fragiant odors of falling blos
Foms, the mild perfume of the ciualnt
lilac was watted through the o;en win
dow as emblems of penee and rest.
My. (.'iirr.iu stood with clasped
- bands, a wistful far-away look on her
face. She had forgotten the si ene be
foro he-r. the blossoms and the trees,
the- yard and its glow of life and sum
mer Joy; she had forgotten the sim
mering kettk. the ceaseless hum of the
tiro, the sputtering of the water over
Sho was far back amid the scones
and voices elu ribbed in. memory; she
was in the dim atmosphere of the paBt.
where' flgure3 appealed hazy and in
distinct. Sho saw herself a young,
happy girl, with a ruddy bloom on her
cheek and by her side a strong-limbed
dark-eyed man with coarte features,
but full, open countenance.
Sho buw tho samo man again,
stretched on a bod, with pain-racked
HpD and fever-shot oyes. With a deep
sigh from her. tho picture vanished
and sho saw a slmplo mound on tho
hillside far away grass-grown and
plain and a slmplo headstone,
"John Curran. 18G0."
And then twenty years of weary la
bor (littcd in rapid succession across
her mind. She had been alone for
twenty oari. Fred was just begin
ning to be a Mipport and a comfort
to her now, but his school began three
hundred miles away in- September,
then she -
The sound of noisy steps at tho door
broke short her sigh and she turned
quickly to fix the table.
"Hello, mother! Fried eggs and ap
ple pie! That smells good. I'm hun
gry as a bear. Any frfcsh water in r"
cried Fred, throwing his hat in the
"Yes, there lir that can," said his
THE P. D.
Carry all the best grades of domestic coals, among which will
find the Rex Lump at $7.25. Rock Spring, Wyoming Lump at
$8.00, and the best Maitland you ever saw at $7.50. All kinds
of steam coal, the best money can buy a o j
Office 1140 O. Phone 329. Yard 6 and N. Phone 376
mothor, "I knew you'd bo tired. Din
ner Is just rtady," straining tho water
oft tho potatoes.
"I finished plowing that piece. My!
i m glnd of it. Uni in a month and no
more plowing for me."
Mm. Curran did not appear to no
tic the remark, but busied herself
w the nillkpans.
When Fred hud finished washing,
they nat down to their meal, he talk
ing of fnim affaiis an., boyish gossip:
she listening with the good-natured
Indulgence of a mother.
vhen the meal was finished and
Fred took his hat to go outside, his
' Hanker Woods was hero this morn
ing. He wanted to seo you. He said
h" could give you a place in his bank,
with a chance for better if you liked
it. He said for you to call ami let him
know what you'd do about it."
"Well, well. Hanker Woods mm:
think I'm 'ia.y. I wouldn't trade my
cnance for college if I got the whole
"Yes, Fred, college looks bright, but
I thought this would be a good chance
and I would so like- to have you with
me. You would only be two nillos
"And shut upvjn and old bank. No,
mother; our boy is cut out for some
thing better, and then the time I'll
have at. college. You ought to hear
Don Sanders talk about the fun ho
"You ought not go just for the fun.
It is a serious business and full of
"Oil. now mother, please don't scold
me. I can take care of myself. When
I come home with (lift honors you'll be
glad of It,"
"Well, maybe so, my child; but think
over it. well before you go."
With that she began to gather up
the dishes, so James went off to the
bam. She soon heard him calling
her, and when she went to the door
he was at the gale on a prancing gtay
"I'm going over to see Don Sanders,
mother; I'll be back in n little while,"
and he wos off at a gallop.
Mrs. Dirk dropped in that afternoon
to aslc Mrs. Curran if she might let
Elsie work for ..or the next week.
"I hear Fred is going to college this
fall," said she.
"Yes. he-seems sot on going." replied
Miri. Curran. turning oyer her knit
ting. "It's-nice for somebody to be lcarn
ln' something. All my folks was agin
"It's well for some folks, but I don't
liko Fred to be away. He's young and
there's bad company to be feared In
a city. Nobody's suro of themselves
at his age. And I'm getting old. I've
been alone all my life and I thought
I'd have comfort when Fred came a
man," and Mrs. Curran sighed deeply.
Fred found Don Sanders in his room
pasting kodak pictures taken In col
leue. in a laruo scran book. The wallo
were covered wjlli banners, ribbons,
badges, pictures and all the parapher
nalia which go to make up a college
boy's peihonal propel ty.
Don was an ( ntliusiahtlc oung man.
whoso eyes sparkled with glowing ac
counts of doss scraps, midnight esca
pades. (Allege spirit, and whoso vocab
ulary was liberally interspersed with
feuch words us 'Swell time," and
Fred was only twenty, Don was
twenty-tlu ec. He had been head book
keeper In Wood's bank, had written
some funny stories for tho local papor,
and was just emerging from a four
years' college course. Naturally he
Wo have tho largest
and raostup-to-dato lino
of silver In Lincoln. The
newest designs on tho
market in sets and in
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PHONE J 1 40
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MRS. KATE MARTIN, Prop.
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Rates $1.00 and $1.25 per Day.
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Rcom 308, Fratenity Bid.
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