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Class-day Of Lits Of '89

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The most important of the day exercises during commencement week 9 always that of the graduates of the literary department and the clasa of '89 did not lower this record on Tuesday. At the morning exercises held in University Hall a largi number of friends were present. The exercises opened with music by the Chequamegons and prayer by Rev. J. MGelston. The oration on'Concentration " by C. E. Goddard came first. The orator complimented bis classmates on the standing which they had attained in their college work, and reminded them of the possibilities in store for them. He called to their minds how easily men are celebrated in this age and forgotten in the next. The extreme importance of concentration of work in Ufe as a method of developing and brightening up mankind was brought bef ore them. He spoke of his own experience, how, when orator of his class in the high school, he feit that there was room on the top of the ladder for him, but now upon leaving college as a freshman in the world, he was satisfied that he must begin at the bottom and work his own way. He nrged his classmates to begin their work of concentration at once. Miss Isabella M. Andrews read an original poem, after which the audience sang the :'Yellow and Blue," and the morning exercises concluded. At 2 o'clock fully 1000 gathered uoder the " Tappan Oak " where the exercises were concluded. E. B. Perry, the historian of the class, gave a record of their college life, containing many of witty hits on his classmates. Miss Fannie Barker, the claes prophet, delivered her prophecy, foretelling the future happenings of each and prophesying health and happiness for all. W. S. Holden delivered his farewell address as the president of '89, wishing them all success in their future lives. The class formed a ring around the historica! oak and sang the class song which was composed by Miss Isabella M. Andrews, concluding the exercises.


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