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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
in u clear, round, full touts; Unit could
bo hoard till over llio Hall. Next followed
llio debate; question, "l.s il a FitllngTImo
1o establish the Departments of Law and
.Medicine in connection with the Univer
sity V" Mr. A. C. Plntt spoke on the alllr.
jnative. Mr. Dull entered into the quos
lion with his whole force, and he can al
ways keep the intention of his audience.
Ho piosentod some very good arguments on
Ills side of the question. Miss Elinu Haw
ley took the negative of the question
Miss Hawloy had prepared very carefully,
and gave a very close, and well composed
argument, why the departments of the
school should not he increased. As far as
wo could learn tiie verdict of the audience
was, Ihiil Miss Hawley had built her argu
ments on the most solid foundation. The
latest reports are, lhat Mr. Piatt has surren.
The next on the programme was an ora
tion by Mr. Geo. E. Howard; subject,
"Popularity and Culture.' 'We do not hosi
tate to pronounce il the bust production we
over heard Mr. Howard deliver. We think
ho took the palm of the entertainment.
The exhibition was a success. Music,
vooal and instrumental, was furnished
by Misses Candee, Holt, and Hitchcock,
and Messrs. W. P. Rhodes, and II. Filch.
The music was all line, we were particu.
lnrly pleased w itli the solo by Miss Caiulee ;
entitled "The Three Fishermen." The
only criticism we could offer was that il
was rather long, but that is almost insepa
rable from such an entertainment. And
the young ladies, with the exception of
Miss Thomas did not speak loud enough
to be heard in the buck part of the Hall.
Sunday evening .1 one IB Chancellor Hen
ton deliven d the baccalaureate address to
the graduating class. The services were
held in the Opera llou-o. By general con
sent the service-of all the churches of the
city were postponed mid as a result the
Opera House was crowded, never have we
toon so large an audience of Lincoln's best
citizens assembled. The exercises were
opened by music. Hov. Gregory offered
a prayer. The Chancellor gave a care
fully prepaied and scholarly sermon, lie
spoke of culture as something not to lie
acquired in a day or a year, but lhat il was
a life work, yes even more, that passages
of scripture clearly indieuted that in the
future world improvement docs nol cease.
He endeavored to impress upon the minds
of the graduates the fact that their work
was not finished but only begun, that they
would be regarded by the world as educa
tod, and hence education had much to de
mand of them, lhat thcinoicc should ever
lie on the side of humanity and right, that
lho should be living monuments of the
advantages of a libural course of inst ac
tion. The Chancellor remarked lhat this
was the llrM cla.-s that had completed a
full college course in the Unhcrsity and
llieieforc the lirt thnhe.iuld be considered
a fair specimen of the woik accomplished.
He seemed will satisfied and justly proud
of the ceiit"iinial class. It would be im
possible io give even a meagre synopsis of
the iliscourf-o in the space allotted. We
can only say that the Chancellor did him
self much credit and il is evident that lie
lias kept himself well informed upon the
educational problems of the day. After a i
song by the choir llio immense concourso
of people soperatcd convinced thai tho
University lias been accomplishing good
work and hoping Unit its future may bo
oven more prosperous
PUOKKSSOII AM.KNB .UIDHKSS
' Winged Winds," after which Miss Alice
Prof. W. F. Allen of llio Wis. University. M. Frost read an oration, subject; "The
delivered Die annual University address Two Worlds," Miss Frost was slightly em
In the chapel Monday evening. I line II) lie
fore a very fair audience. He was Intro
duced by Chancellor Denton, and pro
ceeded in a plain and earnest manner with
his remarks. His subject was" Practical
Education" and lie endeavored to show
that that was the most practical education
which secured the highest culture; that
barrnsscd at lirst bill soon regained her
composure. I his production was a credit
compels us to pass this part of the pro.
gramme without remarks.
Miss Ilutllo Gorrans then sang in 1(.,.
usual faultless style, a solo, "My duiic-i
dear little heart." The name of (i......,,.'
to Miss Frost and evinced much study ami I Francis Train was presented for President
research. Miss Frost lias the distinction
of being the first lady graduate of the Neb.
The closing oration was given by Goo
of liie U. S. by The Hon. Samuel English
in his usual highly ornate and leilnoil
style. There is no doubt but The Una
Samuel convinced his hearers that Mr
E. Howard, the subject of his remarks j Train is llio proper man to stand at
to prepare one's self to make money was I Ulls .. culliue and Criticism." We all e.-1 head of this American government.
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not the highest aim in life; without arguing
against (lie, socalled, practical education
something desireable in and for itself.
The lecture throughout was instructive
add showed that the speaker's heart was
in Ills work. The delivery was not entire
ly faultless and some dillicully was expe
rienced in hearing clearly portions of the
discourse. Wo have not given a very ex-
tended notice of this address, as we under
stand it is the intention of the Hoard to
publish it, providing the consent of the
professor can be gained, which we hope
will he the case.
COM MKN0KM ISN'T.
The fifth annual commencement of our
University was hold in the chapol Wednes
day morning .June 21. The hall was well
filled and the exercises passed ofl'in a very
pleasant manner. The graduating class
consisting of Miss Alice M. Frost, Messrs.
Clarence Rhodes, John F. E. MoKossoni
llarvy Culbertson and George Howard, to
gether with the Regents. Faculty and
Alumni occupied the roslvum.
j Chancellor Fairfield opened thooxoroi
1 sos by prayer after which Prof. Pryoi's or
I clicstra rendered " Oresto et Pylado." Clar
1 once Rhodes then delivered his oration
which was "A Plea for Author " Clarence
I seemed perfectly at home on the stage and
1 spoke in a clear and improssivostyle. He
pointed out the work that authors had ae-
complished and the neglect and indiller-
Ollee of which thov wore Mm ii.nmiim.o
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1 -luring their lives, and in nmn cases of was formed of evergreen letters worked
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iij.wn 11 5111 imiiviimim, nun prrseoieu i
rich and novel appearance. Tho exercis-
poctcd something good from George and One of the linest productions of iu.
were not Unstipulated in the least. His evening was Mr. McKesson's oration up.
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he urged the inportaneo of culture as' remnrks wore Iaciilier strictly in keeping on "The Piofession .if the Teaclier."
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with orthovloxv or liberalism but he took maintained that teaeliinir was an art tlmi
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an original position not regarding the old required the greatest skill and that
laud marks. He regarded culture and 'should not be left to novice.-: Unit
criticism as absolutely connected and that 1 Ihc teaclier should lie aide to under,
the truest criticism could only come In. m stand tin- mind lie was attempting
highest culture. Mr. Howard's deliver to develop. Mr. MoKoson's speaking
was good and lie spoke with a good deal , was good, and there was no dilliculh in
ol passion. At the close of his oration, 1 hearing every word llial was said.
he gave a valedictory to the Regents, Fac- A quarlollo, " Moonlight on the Luke,'
ully Chancellor, class and students, that
was full of feeling
The Chancellor then proceeded to con
for the following degrees: The degree of
Bachelor of Arts upon Mossis. Rhodes
and Howard: Bachelor of Science upon
Miss Frost: Bachelor of Philosophy upon
Mr. McKesson : Bachelor of Agriculture
Mr. Culbertson. The degree of Master of
Arts was conferred upon Messrs. .1. Slew
art Dales and W. H. Sue! I of '751.
The Chancellor was then presented
with a silver tilting water service by Hie
students anil alumni after which the exer
cises wore closed by benediction.
The fifth annual exhibition of the Pal
Indian Society was held in the chapel
Wednesday evening, .lune 21. Tno chap,
el was tastefully decorated with evergreen
and pictures from the Society hall. The
motto Forma mentis aterna est, was Prmu'
placed in a circle over the rostrum, and
was finely rendered and loudly applauded.
Mr. .1..1. Smith gave the valedictory in
which lie reviewed the year's work of the
society that .showed much improvement
had been made; he also encouraged the
members Io persevere. In bidding fare,
well to schoolmates and teachers, Mr.
Smith touched a chord that responded in
Take the exorcises as a whole we think
the Society has seldom surpassed them.
But the audience was tired, this being at
the do30 of commencement work, and
there was nol that life (hat usually char
aclori.es our public entertainments. As
to a comparison between the two exhibi
lions, we are unable to make one, as cir
cumstances rendered it impossible for us
to attend llio Adelphian; but, from report,
we should judge they were each such as
their respective societies nuiv well ho
lit:' ureal irlorv Unit was nec.ni-ili.il 1ln.n1 ,.1
tor death. He suggested it would be well
! for the world to pay tribute to the thinkers
, of today to whose labor all progress is due.
1 Every word or the oration could be heard
' and the speaker retired followed by a cloud
j of bouquets The oichoslra then gave the
"Amazon Polka," when .John E. MoKos
son stepped forward and delivered an ora
lion entitled " Theory and Practice," which
was truly a creditable production. Mr.
McKesson referred to the time when theo
rios were rife and pointed out the evils that
result from to much theorizing. He did
not underrate the value of theories as an
os wore opened by prayer by Chancellor
Benton, followed by a quartette, " Sweet
night be calm," by Misses Gorrans and
Irwin, and Messrs Babcock and Cartlidge.
Mr.E.P. Holmes then delivered an oration
entitled " Political Virtues." The oration
was a comparison of tho political standing
of our country to-day with its condition
in the early days of the Republic. Mr.
Holmes spoke in an earnest manner, and
hold tho attention of the audience from
the beginning to the close of his remarks.
his was followed by a solo, "My Trundle
1 aid Io advancement but claimed that the1 ,Jt'(i" h.V Mr. U- 'I Babcock, thai was
'greatest good could only be accomplished ' received.
(by a reunion of theory with practice. The The next on the programme was an
I speaker's delivery was good, spanking do-1 original poem, "Now and Then." bv
jliberatoly and clear so that tho audience Charles Alir0n, ,. , .bjln(. ,"
experienced nodifllcnltj in understanding say that (his was the finest original poem
all that wassaid. Mr. MoKcwson with each we have heaul read by any member of
1 of the o'her speakers was honored with a J our school. He gave the history of an in
j P"luluu of flowers. ; dividual in the early days of Rome, show
1 llarvy Culbertson pronounced nn ora-' ing the stale of civilization at that time
I lion upon the subject of " Industrial Edu I and then gave a beautiful picture of the
! cation." Mr. Culborlfcon had not ilmm. I uihmuii whir.ii r.ir..,..i , ..
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Till: IN.U'OIUAI. liXKlK'lSKs
were held in the Opera House on the 22.1
inst., before a large audience. The exer
cises began at about 10:!J0. A. m., by an ad
dm bj Regent Tuttle. He dolherod a
carefully prepared speech on the history
and general management of the Univeisi
ty and pointed out the relation the Hoard
of Rogents should hold to the Faculty and
tho University, after which he introduced
the Chancellor elect. Dr. Fairfield, who
came forward amid a thunder of applause
and delivered his Inaugural Address. It
was a vary able and scholarly production,
and plainly showed that the author was a
man of broad and liberal views ..ml .i..,.i,
! culture. He divided his miiin. ;....
mined to take part in tho exercises until
the week before, and hence had but littlo
time to prepare. However his subject was
one of groat interest to him aiul ho spoke
in a way that demonstrated lhat his whole
soul was iu tho work. Ho apoko of what
lias boon accomplished and of his hopes
for tho future when all classes should fool
tho need of education.
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uiai me worm 1 growing worse." Mr.
MagoonV reading was plain and could bo
hoard in ovory part of the hall, but it was
a little Inclined to monotony.
Miss Alice Barkor then gave a solo with
guitar accompanimout, entitled "The
Dream is Past," that was ronderod in lino
stylo. Tho question of "Hard Money
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well ll"'oc parts. First, he took the Univcr.sin
'what it should be, and what it should
do: second, he (-poke of Ihe Unieisiii.
of Europe, tlieirdiveisilled cluiracii'isuid
annulments; third, of the Univeisiix sv
loin of ihe United States. He urged our
people to set their mark high and woik
1 upas their means would pennil, and it
marked that he could nol see why ,tu ed
ueational institution s(, munificently en
dowed as our is, could not have students
come rrom 'ho East to icceive an education
in tluM est, and mop the Jlw of studenlb
from the Wv-i to the East.
His address was over an hour in length,
and held the attention of his hearers very
closely. He advocated some very salutan
changes, and if he carries out his plans,
and is seconded in his good effort by the
iioard of Regent, which we do nol doubt
ie will be, he will soon make this one of
the first educational institutions in the
country. At the close of the address he
was roundly applauded and all lhat we
heard express an opinion, thought it was
(.V)0 f tht' bcsl productions of tho kind
they had ever heard
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