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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (May 1, 1877)
tered into tlio arena of active life, there to
Imflle with tlio trials and discouragements
of the busy world. Honored for his abil
ity, respected for his truth and veracity,
he commenced Iho battle of life under cir
cumstances bright and flattering, well pre
pared to meet the obligations that were
his to fulfill, ready and eager to perform
that duty. Society loses a valuable mem
ber. Hut He that doeth all things well
saw fit lo take this one, before his life's
task was accomplished, removing from
our midst one who-o ability, energy, and
determination, destined him for services
great and useful among his fellow beings.
One whoso fmure was laden with valuable
assistance to man, and of whom, even at
iiis youthful age, it might be said, "well
done, good and faithful servant."
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A change can readily be observed among
the students, in this issue of the Studknt.
In former times, 'twas only a few of the
more advanced students who contributed
to these columns, until from them alone
did the Studknt look for support. Con
soquently, the Studknt was managed by,
and represented the literary talent of only
a small minority. We have endeavored
to perfect a change. Wo have en
douvored, to show through these columns,
what existed in the University, and not
what one or two wore capable of doing.
So far wo feel encouraged. Students,
both young and old, have taken hold with
a spirit of enthusiam that promises ab'tn
dant success for the Studknt. All have
shown u spirit that liover before existed,
and which ubumliiuth rewards us for the
undertaking. Many who never before fur
nished the Studknt with their produc.
nlons, who always shirked the task, are
now constant contributors, and liu'd in
this work a pleasant and profitable dut3'
Nothing can be undertaken of a more
profitable nature, promising greater re
ward, than writing for tlio paper. Never
mind if it does not equal something pro
duced by your neighbor, so it is yours.
Try it, and wo venture to say you will not
weary of your task.
During tlio preparation of the first forms
of this number, wo were unavoidably de
tained from the University. Wo are un
der many obligations to the local and
assistant editor for assistance rendered.
A T1U1JUTK TO THK MK.MOHY OK M. AVII.Ii
WKI.SU, 1JY A CI-AS.SMA'iK.
Some time has passed since the death
of our young friend, but who of all his
loved acquaintances will ever forget the
surprise and sorrow with which we re
ceived the news of his death?
The part nts of the deceased have lived
in Peru for a number of years, and gave
him the advantages of good schooling
At an early age he entered the Normal,
and in due course of lime graduated in
June, 187(1, being not quite twenly-ono
years of age. In September following lie
commenced teaching at Sarpy Center,
where ho remained till overtaken by death,
February M, 1877. During tlio last few
months of his life he was subject to very
severe attacks of headache, and at such
times dwelt largely in the realm of fancy.
The purity of his thoughts was really
While under one of these attacks, he
raised his head from the sofa, (apparently
listening to some very distant music,) and
said," Who is that singing?" After lying
in quiet rapture a few moments, lie said,
"That is the sweetest music I have ever
heard. If I could only live within hear
ing of thai for ail eternity, I should bo
poifootly happy." Near the close of his
last illness, which only lasted about forty,
eight hours, he roused himself under sim
ilar circumstances, and said " 1 bear thai
very same music I heard a week ago, and
it is perfectly heavenly." Ho slept during
the last six or seven bonis of his life, -not
realizing himself so near the source of
lie was a young man of strong relig
ions convictions and determinations, and
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