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on fonnsr occasions before Lincoln audiences, and his effort
this time certainly will not dctiact from his reputation. He
held the attention of the audience, and showed all through
considerable reserve force. The string quartet for some reason
did not appear. After the program, an adjournment was
taken to Palladian hall where a reception was held until the
usual tap from the janitor reminded all that the good old
gatherings in the hall were at an end for this school year.
THE COMMENCEMENT CONCKRT.
The most interesting event of commencement week was
the rendition on the evening ol June 8, o! Cow-en's canta'a,
."The Rose Maiden," by university talent assisted b local
talent under the able direction of Mr. and Mrs. Gustuv
A large and appreciative udiencc was present who
showed their approval by frequent bur is of applause.
The orchestra and chorus were arranged on tin. Mage
with the principal soloists in front among whom were Mrs.
Lippincott.soprano; Miss Bonnell,alto;and Messrs. Seamark,
tenor, Thomas Barridge, bass; and H. Northam, baritone.
Of these, Mrs. Lippincott, Miss Bunnell, and Mr. Seamark
deserve special mention.
The program consisted of solos, choruses and orchestral
music. The orchestra was reinforced by Mr. Maurice D.
Hesse of Beatrice, and Miss Louise Schaefet of the Chicago
conservatory of music, both violinists of great m:rit. The
excellent condition ol the chorus and orchestra is due to the
careful training and painstaking care of Mr. and Mrs.
Menzendorf who have spared no eflort to maintain the high
standard of their department. Before the commencement of
the program the members of the chorus and orchestra as a
token of their appreciation of the work of Mrs. Menzendorf,
presented her with a very handsome decorated Haviland
china plate service.
C1.ASS DAY EXERCISES.
At 9:30 Tuesday morning the chapel was completely filled
with students and friends of the university, who listened to
the following excellent program:
Anna Rogers, Belle Rogers, Elinor Williams, Edith Brace.
Class History ....I). A. Hatrcard
Class Poem Elinor Williams
Vocal Solo. ............................. ..K. O. Williams
The I,ate Unpleasantness W.J.Taylor
Vocal solo II. A. Reese
Oration WillT. Brown
Vocal Duet . ( R. O. Williams
Class Prophecy Fannie Baker
1 C. 1). Schell
Anna. Rogers, Belle Rogers, Elinor Williams, Edith Brace.
The business meeting of the alumni association was held
Tuesday afternoon. After the preliminary business, Professor
H. W. Caldwell, '8o, was chosen to deliver the annual
address in June, 1892. The officers elected were as follows:
president, Professor Lawrence Fossler, '8i; 1st 'vice-president,
Mrs. A. W. Field, '82; and vice-president, Mrs. H. H.
Wilson, '8o; secretary, Professor Elton Fulmcr, '87; treas
urer, A. L. Frost, '86; historian, W. O. Jones, '86; executive
committee, Prolessor H. K. Wolfe. '8o, N. R. Pound, '88,
Mis Dcna Loomis, '90, O. V. P. Stout, '88, T. S. Allen, '89.
A committee to anange for the celebration of the twenty,
.fifth anniversary of the founding of the university was
appointed. It consists of Will O. Jones, '85, P. F. CJark,8
H. H. Wilson, '78, Lawrence Fossler, '81, and C. S. Lobin-
The social part of tne alumni meeting took place Tuesday
evening at the Windsor hotel. From 8 o'clock till 10 the
parlors and halls were filled with graduates and their friends
in animated conversation. At 10 o'clock all descended to
the banquet hall, which was nicely decorated. About 130
covers were laid, making it the best attended of any alumni
banquet. After enjoying the feast, the following toast list
was given, with Clement Chase, '83, as a genial- toaslmaster:
Toastmastcr's Greeting - Clement Chase, '83
1 lew I Was Educated Will O. Jones, '86
University Fools and Clowns Josie C. Brown, '83
Outside the University 1). H. Mercer, So
U Marriage a Failure? Mrs. Glen T. Babson, 88
Whv am I an Alumnus? -..-. (. McMillan, 85
Is the Ranquet a Tax? E. R. Holmes, '90
Baedeker Laura M. Rolerts, '87
Inside the University H. W. Caldwell, '80
The Unclassified Residuum C. S. Allen, '86
Mr. Chase then expressed the sorrow of the alumni that
Professor (I, E. 1 loward was about to leave the university to
take the chair of history in the Leland Stanford, Jr., uni
versity, and asked him to speak. He did so in a most feel
ing manner. Then with all standing, a larewell was drunk
to the beloved professor. So closed a most pleasant occasion
'90. E. R. Holmes is in the city attending commenem'ent
exercises. He is having a vacation now and will return to
his journalistic work soon.
'85. Professor Conway G. McMillan, of the university of
Minnesota, is down visiting his parents and university friends.
'90. Edwin Farmer is down with the other boys enjoying
the June exercises. He has been teaching the past year and
probably will teach the coming year.
'90. Hugh Lnmasler has gone to Europe.
TWENT.KTH annual commencement.
A large and enthusiastic audience assembled to witness the
commencement program. The music throughout was excel
lent and received liberal applause.
The feature of the occasion was, however the university
oration by Professor Canfield. Professor Canfield is of short,
heavy build. He wears no beard and the outlines of his
striking countenance display all the qualities of a great mind.
As a speaker he has perfect control of his audience, thor
oughly captivating his hearers by the magnetism of his pres
ence. He spoke without notes, to the point and with telliiiF
effect. He has the happy faculty of telling a story well and
interspersed his oration with pleasing anecdotes. Professor
Canfield fulfilled all the high expectations of his hearers and
leaves behind him the merited admiration and respect of uni
versity people and of the citizens of Lincoln. The following
is the program in full:
Overture "Silver Bell" ShJepegrell
Invocation by Rev. O. A. Williams.
Tenor Solo Selection
Dr. E. H. Eddy.
Professor James H. Canfield, of Kansas University.
Quartet "Praise Ye the Lord" Chcrubini
Mrs. lansen, Mr. Wurtzburg
Mrs. Watkins. Mr. Barttaby.
Conferring Decrees by the Acting Chancellor.
Presenting Military Commissions by the Governor.
Conferring of Degree of LL.D. upon President Dungan.
Vocal Duet Selection
Mr. and Mrs. E. II. Eddy,
Selection--"Little Beauty" , Ripley
Miss Smith gave her usual reception to the seniors on
Tuesday, June 4. An'excellent and enjoyable time waffhad.
Although three members of the class were unavoidably
detained from attending the party at the Misses Rogers, the
seniors had a delightfal time. -'
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