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Tuesday afternoon the graduating claes of the law departmant held their class day exercises in University Hall, a large audienoe being present. The graduates, 147 in number, formed in the chapel and marohed to the hall in a body. The exercises opened by an overture, " Prince Methusalem," at the close of which President Alva F. Wingert addressed the class in a few well ohosen words. He than mtroduced the class poet, Mr. Samuel R. Ireland, who read an exceedingly well written poem, "The Chronicle of the Green Bg," which was well received by the audience and well merited the applause which it called forth. After a seiection by the orchestra, Mr. Volney O. Hildreth, A. B., delirered an oration, " The New South." Ia the opening of bis remarks he called the attention of his clasemates to the responsibility which rested upon them in their opening life as lawyers, of the duties which rested upon them, and cautioned them not to be actuated by any unmanly motives, but to enlighten and enlarge their minds. He warned them of the consequencss which would follow if they beoame slaves to party spirit. He alluded to the hold that bribery and corruption had upon the country. Mr. Hildreth then called attention to the dif├╝culties under the south had labored in the past and spoke of the facilities which it possessed and the great advancement which it had made in the last few years. The oration was well delivered and enthusiastically received by the boys. After a clarinet solo by Mr. J. M. Mcgill, Mr. Oli?er S. Rigg caused considerable amusement by eketching the future of his fellow students in a witty and well delivered prophecy. The class history was omitted owing to the illness of the historian. The orchestra than gave one of its flnest eelections, at the close of which Mr. Louis C. Boyle delivered the consolation which deaerred the hearty applause which it evoked. The class exercises closed with the "Marche Collengensia" by the orchestra. Commencement Exercises continued on 4th page.


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