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Law Class Day

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Parent Issue
Day
26
Month
June
Year
1891
Copyright
Public Domain
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Law class day exercises were üeld Monday morniog. Ta those who have known the '91 laws, it goes without s.iying that the exercises were oí a higher order tuan usual. President N. A. Phillips delivered an address. in which, referrlng to the fact that there were 70,000 lawyers in the United States, or in proportion to the popula tion, five times as many as in France and six times as many as in Germany, he eaid: "This excess in competition is mot without advantages for those who persevere in the profession, for competition has always been the friction that polished the mechanism of great minds." Harry D. Jewell read the class history. In the class. 28 states and territories and two foreign countries were represented. Twenty-one of the class were of foreign birth. There were four Japanese. Six of the class wear beards and 147 mustaches. Twenty-eight are married and have 29 children. The average age of the class is 24, the oldest being 44 aud the youngest 19. The average weight is 155 pouuds. The fat man wefghs 250 pounds, ÍS ounees,whilo the light man welghe 112 There are 42 over six feet in height, the tallest being six feet, six inches. The shurch members ïiumber 122. ot' which the Methodists have 2!) and the Presbyterians, 23. The politics of the class are republlcams, 188; democratSi 85; prohlbitionists, 12. The three favorito candidatos of tlie republicana ave' Blalne, 81; Ilarrison, 30; AJger, '!. The democratie vote ou eandidates was Cleveland 71, Talmer, 2. The Chronli 1- Aruon mi as 17 admirera and the U. of M. Daily, 174. Thirty-eisfht contémplate a post gradúate couree. The cost of the law course raiiged from $125 to $1,500 a year, the average iueluding traveling expenses being $441.52. F. A. Henry read a very good poera and L. S. Baldwin, the class orator, spoke on integrity in the law profession. The class prophecy of Eli li. Sutton was original and witty. Samuel E. Low delivered the valedictory, an able production. President Phillips then. presented the handsome ponmii i Prof.W. I'. Wells to the law department as the memorial giít of the class. Prof Knowlton accepted the gift on behalf of the regents. He said: "This recognltion of Prof. Wells' valuable life is an inspiration to the living. During the past two years the University senate has been called together to mourn the loss of many of its members and we appreciate that the University has reached the autumn of its existence and the ripened fruit is falling. The influence of these great men is still here, shnping the policy of the institution and influpneing tlioso who fill their places."