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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, JUNE 16. 1890.
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T half past seven Sunday evening the opera house
was Ailed completely,almost all of the churches
having dispensed with their own services in order to
attend the Baccalaureate address. The Seniors were
apparently all present as early as eight o'clock and
a little later the Uniiversity chorus opened the ser
vices with an anthem, "Praise the Lord." Rev. F.
S. Stein then read a chapter from the Scriptures; and
after the rendition of a quartet by Madams Jansen
and Watkins and Messrs. Seamark and Barnaby the
assembled multitude bowed their heads in prayer.
"O Lord our Governor" was next rendered by the
above mentioned quartet.
Rev. Stein announced his text; John, 18; 38.
"And Pilate saith unto him, 'What is truth?" The
fundamental idea of the discourse was the necessity
that a successful life should be an honest one. No
matter how well hidden a false act may be it will
eventually come to light, and will recoil to the dis
comfiture of the doer. A splendid discourse upon
the beauties and honors of the path of Truth was fol
lowed by an eloquent exhortion to the outgoing re
morse totbe upright and true. The audience arose
and joined in singing the familiar hymn. "In the
Cross of Christ and Glory, "after which the benedic
tion was pronounced and the audience was dismissed
from one of the best Baccalaureate services we have
ever attended. Sometimes a Baccalaureate is taking
advantage of in order that the speaker may show
that he is more erudite than those for whose benefit
he is speaking or can use more rhetorical figures than
they may ever expect to master. The Baccalaureate
this year was a learned, eloquent, discourse and above
all was interesting.
cHROUGH the kindness of Lieutenant Giiffith
Hy we have been permitted to see his report upon
the gynasium to the Board of Regents. The necessity
for physical culture is set forth in plain and vigorous
language. After reviewing the amount of exercise
required by the military department and contrasting
the lack of facilities for muscular development at the
U. of N. with those afforded by other institutions the
following suggestions are made:
"First that an instructor be selected to take
charge of the affairs of the gymnasium. Second,
that his duties shall be, first, to take charge of the
gymnasium and superintend the instruction of the
students in gymnastics; second, to give constant care
and attention to the health and physical development
of the student body; third, that a compulsory course
of instruction shall be arranged for the Freshman
class throughout the school year and that the instruc
tion shall be for thirty miimlgs daily for four days in
the week, Saturday and Sunday excepted. Fourth,
that this course shall consist of exercises as follows:
'Setting up' as prescribed in Upton's infantry tactics
calisthenics, dumb bells, Indian clubs, vaulting
horses, horizontal bar, parallel bars, fencing. Regular
attendance, orderly behavior and prompt attention
to duty shall at all times be enforced. Gymnasium
jackets and shoes shall be worn at all exercises.
Fifth, that some hours be fixed for daily volunteer
exercises for all classes, such volunteer exercises of
whatsoever kind to be under supervision of the
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