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From the Post and Tribune, On the private office door in the Griswold Street wing of the Seltz block, Detroit, of the late JudgeHiram J. Beakes, whodiedin February, 1882, is the inscriptlon '¦ Next Door." An index flnger iiulicateslthat the one who seeks an Interview raust enter at the next door. How far is thy Iiabltation Frora that thou hitst left behlnd? How far hast Ihy spirit Journeyed, Ou the wings of the swiftcsi wind? How long is tlie dUtanue over Krom here to the other Mde? How far Is it to the hvauen Across the suigiug ticle? Art thou, in Immortal vesture, Standing In silence "next door.'1 I.istenlug to earlhly voices Thou hst lieard so oft bi-fore? What is the raystlc pnrtitlou lietween the dwellings on earth And the glorious ' many matul ns" In the land of immonai blrlli? No answer comes from the silence; Nu voice from out the skies Unto iny many question ¦, In any tone replies, We know not whetlier heaven Is near us or is far; "Next door" to our habltatioiwi, Or bevond the iarttiestslar. Detroit, June 1, 1883.


Ann Arbor Courier
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