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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 3, 1897)
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, DECEMBER 3, 1897.
Vut mini LeuvoH.
Rilling, falling through the day.
Ended now thy life's brief sway.
Falling, falling, all the night,
Drifting down through silver light.
Dancing, whirling, swept along.
Millions in the yellow throng:
Oh! I cannot think thee dead,
Hustling soft beneath my tread.
1 will mourn not for thy fall;
Thou dost answer nature's call:
Go to be a part of earth,
Then to newer life give birth.
The gas was turned low and the fire flick
ered ghostly on the face of the bereft mother
as she sat before it alone. It was still, op
pressively still, in the room. She waited for
her husband and at each sound started ner
vously. She had never borne the slightest
sorrow alone and now she was heart sick to
cry out her great affliction with him to sooth
and comfort her. She was numb with the
sense that her arms were empty, that the
child was gone bejrond all shadow of recall,
that the house would forever be silent of him.
She had forgotten to think of the sorrow of
another, her own was so great.
There was a step in the hall. After a mo
ment the door softly opened and her husband
entered. Even at his presence the tears
seemed to have broken their gates, lie did
not come to her chair but sank down in one
opposite and looked dumbly into the fire. At
last ho rose and starting for a paper, took the
first thing in the rack, absently, and sat down
to read. It was a picture book with soiled
and torn pages. It slipped through his fin
gers to the floor, and his head sank to his
hands. His wife watched him, one, two,
minutes, then there came a strong, deep sob.
She rose quickly and taking his hands from
his face laid her cheek against it. A thous
and comforting thoughts that had not come
to her before came to her now. She spoke of
the little one safe forever from grief like
theirs, of heaven, of God's wisdom, of their
blessing in being given the sweet oiu if only
for so short a time; and in her compassion for
another's sorrow rose above her own.
Roy Stone and Messrs RIackman aud Sims
spent Thanksgiving at their homes at Hastings.
Dr. "Wilkinson lectured before the Medical
Society Tuesday evening.
If you want a hair cut go to Westerfield's.
If you want anything in the line of Tonsorial
work, Westerfield's is the place to find it,
117 North l.T St.
H. I. "Weaver has returned to the Univer
sity to finish his years work. He will com
plete it by Christmas.
Students if you want your shoes made to
order, or if you want your shoes repaired, go
to .7. II. Pettit, 14KS O sf. All work is guar
anteed. The graduate club will meet Saturday even
ing for the first time this year. A good pro
gram has been prepared and an enjoyable
time is anticipated by the alumni.
Dr. Ketchum, Oculist and Aurist, Richards'
Rlock treats diseases of the eye, ear, nose
and throat, and is fully equipped with instru
ments for fitting glasses without mydriatics.
All fees reasonable.
Mens Fine Patent Calf Shoes, Latest
Shapes. Foot Form, 1213 0 street
Miss Effle Kate Price, international secre
tary of the Y. W. C. A. gave a short chapel
talk "Wednesday morning. She spoke on the
necessity of college students adhering to truth
strict truth. Honor should be cultivated.
Her talk was a forcible one and appreciated
by every one who heard it.
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