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all in vain. She grew weaker clay by day.
She must have known in her heart long ago
that he was dead, for had she not tested his
great love on that long, cold, dark night?
Did she not know that if he was alive he
would come to her and claim her for his
own? She had nerved herself up until the
fatal words were spoken, and then her
strength failed her. The one mighty love of
a life like her's which had come to her like
the morning star after the long, dark and
dreary night in which her life had been en
veloped, was the one glimpse of something
brighter and better and happier, which had
been vouchsafed to her, and was as much a
reality as though it had been plighted a
thousand times. Perhaps the rare old blood
that coursed through her veins, but which
had come to her through such degenerate
channels, helped her to die. One morning,
just as the sun was rising to gladden the
earth with its warmth, some weeks after she
had received the fatal announcement, her
spirit was lifted from its tenement of clay and
wafted away to that land where there is no
weeping nor sorrow ; to join her loving
mother who had gone before.
The old man sat for hours alone with
his dead. All day he kept up his silent
vigil, and when night came he dug a grave
near the front door of the cabin which had so
long been their home, wrapped her bod' in
Harry Dale's blanket and consigned it to its
last resting place. He then set fire to the
house, the stables and stockade and then
disappeared. He has never been seen since
that time, nor has any trace of him ever been
discovered, though a vigorous search was
made to discover his whereabouts. Whetner
he perished in the flames of the burning
cabin or whether he wandered off, was killed
by the Indians, or devoured by the wolves,
no one knows. This grave, however, has
been kept green by those who knew her in
the prime of her vigorous young woman
hood, and who cherish her memory with a
feeling amounting almost to reverence.
There will be no Harvard-Princeton game
The averagr weight of the 'varsity eleven
is 170 pounds.
Prof. Kallenberg of Staggs' school, is
Illinois defeated Doane at Omaha October
22d. Score, 20 to o.
Harvard and Yale play at Springfield,
Mass.', November 19th.
Illinois is the only team that has scored
ag linst Perdue in two years.
The Chicago Athletic team has suffered a
defeat at the hands of Harvard.
Sawyer has been elected manager, and
Lord captain of the second eleven.
Sweeney, of the New York Athletic club,
recently jumped 6 feet, 4 1-2 inches.
Cornell is Enjoying a boom in foouSall
such as never was known there before.
Jack Best will again teach boxing. He
will have classes on Tuesdays and Thurs
days. All cases of illness or injury should be re
ported at once to Miss Wilder or Prof.
The ladies1 classes in gymnastics have new
suits. 'This is the uniform worn in all east
Washington university of St. Louis has a
weak team this year, and has suffered sev
Articles on throwing the hammer, and on
putting the shot, are In the last two numbers
of the "Outing."
Doane 60, Cotner o, is the result of the
Doane-Cotner game last Saturday. Mockett
has been coaching the latter team.
Iowa recently held an autumn field-day.
All the colleges in the state took part ; but
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