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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 29, 1896)
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THE PALLADIA CELEBRATION.
-FORMA MENTIS AETERNA EST."
This is our festal day. Here let us gather
Singing our greeting.
Here let us welcome those shadowy mem'ries;
Visions so Ileeting,
Seeming to call and beckon us backward
While we are speeding.
What is the message they bear in their bosoms?
Hearken their greeting!
"On!" they cry, "On ward! Stay not in thy
Thine is to-day.
We are but voices of olden-time victors
Tracing our way.
Ever before you a new pathway lies,
Storms you must weather;
We can but cheer you as onward you go,
Striving together "
together with the fact that the audience
wis almost entirely a university audience,
gave a college air to everything. After
rhe usual number of enthusiastic yells
and an occasional piece by the orchestra,
Chancellor MacLean gave the invocation.
The University Glee Club made its first
appearance for the year and sang as
pleasingly as of old. Miss Flora Bullock,
president of the Society, then introduced
ex-Chancellor Fairfield in a shortspeech,
in which she spoke of the growth of the
different student organizations in the
university and the influence of Mr. Fair
field in promoting them. It was his in
fluence a No which hclpi-d to gain for the
Palladia!! and Tnion societies their pres
ent halls in the Uuiwrsity. Mr. Fairfield
Ex-Chancellor E. H.
The scholarly and altogctherchanniii"-
address of Ex-Chancellor Fairfield in the was then greeted in a vorv hearty man-
Lansing theatre on Thursday evening, ner by the audience, lie began his ad
October IT), was the beginning of public dress as follows:
ceremonies in the quarter centennial ce'ie- ''Miss President, Members of the Pal
bration. The theatre had been well dec- ladian Society, and Ladies and Gentle
orated with the colors of the University men: In selecting a subject for my
and also of the Pnlladian Society. This, address at this hour, the most worthy
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