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THE BOY AND THE MAN.
A woman's tragicomedy in one
The boy came at seven, thirty P. M.,
I did not want bim. I knew that the
moment might come when his presence
would be positively obnoxious, yet I
could not get rid of him. He was well
meaning (in so far as he could be said to
have a meaning), light haired, long
legged. HusatoQ the. sofa, and put Himself
into thirty-two distinct attitudes, not
one of which was graceful. 1 could not
exactly tell him to go, and anything
short of that he disregarded.
He wore a pink striped waistcoat and
a blue tie.
He did not admire me; his idol was in
short frocks and fuzzy hair. Other boys
worship the seasoned belle, but his taste
in enslavers was the only peculiar thing
about him. I never cared for the very
young attached to me; and the very
young despairing for another is even
He did not even talk of Her. I wished
he bad. I would have sympathized to
the best of my power. Presumably I
jHvas too antique in his estimation (I was
twenty-seven) to take an interest in such
things. He talked of love, to make up
for his silence on the nearer subject. I
listened and wearied, and took out the
fancy work I kept for the boy and never
He spoke with the superior air of one
instructing the ignorant. I was, I am
afraid, absent minded, and he lan
guished after awhile.
I offered him sweets, and insulted him
into a ruby blush.
After that he stared Badly at me as it
he had come for no other purpose than
to feast his eyes for one last time on my
He was very much like the immortal
At last the conversation got upon its
legs, and, in a rickety fashion, managed
to keep moving.
The marriage question (not the im
proper marriage question) seemed to in
terest him greatly. He did not ask for
my advice, but merely soliloquized at
some length. He mentioned the de
sirability of early marriages; the impos
sibility of asking a girl to share ten
shillings a week; the expense of bring
ing up a young family; there was the
education of the sons and the portion
for the daughters.
"You would not educate them?" I in
quired, covering an incipient laugh.
He thought he would let them choose
between an education and an income.
"Besides they might marry."
"To be sure," I assented. "And there
might be grand-children."
A puzzled look crossed the Boy's face;
he bad not thought of the grandchild
ran. "O, that would be all right," he said,
after a short silence."
"A man is only responsible for his
own family. Directly responsible, of
Here I threaded a needle. "But there
is no harm in looking at things from all
However, we had plunged too far into
futurity, even tor the Boy; he took an
other bypath from the same thorough
fare. "I think it very wrong for peop'e to
throw obstacles in the way of marriage,"
he remarked, solemnly.
"But on the other side," then said I,
"it would never do to encourage the
the thing too much; if the couple quar
reled, they would lay the blame of the
position on you."
This was evidently a new idea; he
pondered on it some time.
The Man came in, sat down, and
"People might sume times interfere
unintentionally," the Boy said reflect
ively. "They might," 1 agreed I hope not
The Man looked at the clock and
"Is that the right time?" he asked.
"Two minutes slow," said the Boy.
"Thanks," said the Man. "I have to
catch the eight-thirty-five train."
My needle would not thread. Then I
said: "So soon!" and "When do you re
turn?" "I don't know," he answered. "It de
pends." "Don't get fever at the Rock," said
the Boy, paternally. "I have known
such lots of fellows go off like you, and
they never came back."
"I hope this will be an exception," I
said. (O, would no one take the Boy
away and bury him?)
"Thank you," said the Man.
The Boy got up was he going?
He merely looked at a photograph
over the mantlepiece, and -sat don
"That is a nice looking girl," he re
marked. "Some people think appear
ance everything. Now, I notice care
fully how a girl actB to everybody, and
learn her all around, then make up my
"Does it take long?" I inquired (with
polite interest, 1 hope; how I longed to
stick my crewel-needle into him).
"Is " (the Boy's mind had wan
dered). "To learn her all around?"
"Not very long. Of course, it de
The Man, who had been staring at
the ceiling, began to hunt eavagely
through a six months' old magazine.
(Ting ting ting ting ting ting
I wished he would go the Boy, I
mean; O! I wished. Could one be di
plomatic? "I wonder," I Baid, "I wonder could
you poet a letter for me?"
"With the greatest pleasure," said the
Boy. "For the country? '
"Yes, for the country."
(O! my evil star!)
"O! that's all right," he said. "I need
not run with it" Then in an explani
tory tone, ".You see the next post is out
tomorrow morning. Any time till ten
My heart sank. The Man, who had
People Havte No Trouble
In getting" what they want at the
Good Luck Grocery.
First Pub. July 14, 19004
Notice to Creditors.
In the county court of Lancaster county, Ne-
In the Matter of the Estate of RIchardP.lt.
To The Creditors Of Said Estate:
You are hereby notified that the county judge
will sit at the county court room in Lincoln,
in said county, on the 15th day of November. 19m).
and again on the 15th day offFebruary. 1901. to
receive and examine all claims against said
estate, with a view to their adjustment and al
lowance. The time limited for the presentation
of claims against said estate 1 six months from
the 15th day of August. 1900. and the time
limited for the payment of debts is one year
from the 15th day of August. 1900.
Notice of this proceeding is ordered published
four weeks successively In The Courier, of Lin
coln, Nebraska, a weekly newspaper- published
in this state.
Witness my hand and the seal of said county
court this 2d day of July. 1900.
(seal.) Frank R. Waters.
By Walter A. Leese, Clerk County Court.
First Pub July 21 IJ
Notice to Creditors. E 1465.
In the county court of Lancaster county, Ne
braska. In the matter of the estate of Nathaniel
To the Creditors of Said Estate:
You are hereby notified, that the county
Judge will sit at the county court room in Lin
coln, in (aid county, on the 1st day of Decem
ber 1900, and again on the 1st day of March.
1901, to receive and examine all claims
against said estate, with a view to their ad
justment and allowance. The time limited for
the presentation of claims against said estate
is six months from the 1st day of September.
1900, and the time limited for the payment of
debts is one year from the 1st day of Septem
Notice of this proceeding is ordered publish
ed four weeks successively in The Courier of
Lincoln, Nebraska, a weekly newspaper pub
lished in this state.
Witness my hand and the seal of said county
court this Mth day of July. 1900.
(seal.) Frank R. Waters.
By Walter A, Leese,
Clerk County Court.
First Pub. July 2S-3.
Notice of Final Report-E 1380.
In the County Court of Lancaster County, Ne
braska. In re estate of Christina Hass. deceased.
The state of Nebraska to Theodore Kline,
guardian of Jacob Kline, insane; Jacob Kline,
Charles Kline, Theodore Kline: to all persons
interested in said estate, and to any other
heirs or next of kin of the said Christina Has.-,
Take notice that Theodore Kline has filed a
final report of his acts and doings as adminis
trator of said estate, and it has been ordered
thafsaid matter be set for hearing on the 14th
day of August, 1900, before said county court,
in the court house, at Lincoln, Lancaster
county, Nebraska, at the hour of ten o'clock A.
SL, at which time any person Interested may
appear and contest the same: and notice of this
proceeding is ordered published for three
weeks consecutively in The Courier of Lincoln,
Witness my hand and the seal of said connty
court this 20th day of July, 1900.
seal. Frank R. Waters.
By Walter A. Leese, Clerk County Court
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