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v, FR

PrOf, Trueblood's Untiringand: Suc-
cessful Efforts to Perfect This
The subject of elocution and ora-
tory is fast gaining prominent place
in college work. It has an especi-
ally strong position in the U. of U.
curriculum. The Board of Regents,
realizing the rapid growth of the de-
partient, and the great interest
taken in this subject, has created a
full professorship, promoting Mr.
Trueblood to the chair of elocution
and orator.
Professor Irueblood came here in
the fall of 'S.., knowing that little
was being done in the U. of A.
along the line of elocution. He was
engaged at the time in giving courses
of lectures in elocution in the Ohio
Wesleyan University, and the Uni-
versity of Missouri. During the
fall lie gave a six weeks course of
lectures to about 6o students, mostly
of the law department. who them-
selves bore the expense of the
course. The faculty invited hit
to return the following year, still on
his own responsibility. But in the
years '86-87 he was appointed on'a
salary for ten weeks in the law
school. During the two succeeding
years, from 'S7-89, he was appoint-
ed on a salary for the second sem-
ester, his time to be divided between
the literary and law departments.
During these years the membership
of the classes increased to 300. In
'89 Mr. Trueblood was appointed
Assistant Professor of Elocution,
and since then has spent all of his
time at the Universitv.
The courses offereilareas follows:
One year's work in elocution, which
is devoted to the analysis of the
elements of elocution as found in
nature, and the best forms of ex-

forty great orators, the first semes-
ter to the study of the ancient ora-
tor and modern orators of Conti-
nental Europe, and the second
semester to the study of the English
and American orators. A study is
made of the sources of power and
history of the orator, his times,
speeches, and influence, the student
being required to make speeches on
the several orators. 'he work is
in the nature of a seminary, and is
limited to twenty students in a sec-
Again, another semester is given
to oral discussion, in which leading
questions of the day are considered.
The course is designed to give the
student drill in the application of
the principles of formal logic and
elocution in extempore discussion.
The work done in the courses is
certainly very broad and compre-
hensive, and has many rich results.
The Oratorical association is an out-
growth of this department, and the
Northern Oratorical league is the out-
growth of the association. TIhe sub-
ject of elocution is on a better basis
in the U. off M. than in any of the
eastern universities of the country,
and certainly no small part of all
this is due to the untiring efforts of
Professor Trueblood.
The Russian Pianist.
The American Art Journal, of
New York, has the following con-
cerning Mr. Constantin Sternberg,
the Russian pianist, who appears at
University hall, Saturday evening:
With the first chord Sternberg set
forth from the piano, the 'master''
had manifestedhimself. His quiet
repose, his poetical earnestness,
captivated the audience at once.
But he did not lack in brilliancy, as
the Scherzo and last movement
showed. His execuntion th-r r n

Tne Eastern Trip Abandoned-
Games in Indiana, Kentucky
and Tennessee.
The base ball management has
reluctantly been obliged to give up
the eastern trip. The schedule of
games for the Western Inter-collegi-
ate championship requiring Michi-
gan to play two games in the west
in the latter part of May rendered
the abandonment of this customary
trip necessary. According to this
schedule, at least two school days
must be used. Under the rigid
regulations of the faculty, but five
school days are allowed for games
away from Ann Arbor. This would
leave but three days to make an
eastern trip, and for these reasons
it has been given up.
However, another trip is being
arranged which promises to compen-
sate us for the loss of the trip east.
Manager Cleveland is completing a
schedule of games for a southern
trip. this will occur durin the
spring vacation from April 14 to 24.
Games will be played in Illnois,
Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky.
The University of Virginia has
offered us a game with a guarantee
of $Wo, which the management will
decline owing to the great distance.
Michigan will play two games with
Cornell, the first at Ithaca, May 20,
the second at Detroit, May 30.
There is a fair prospect of securing
a game wtth Yale at Detroit. The
Yale management is endeavoring to
secure permission from its faculty
to take a western trip. Cornell has
secured dates at Ithaca with the
University of Pennsylvania, Am-
herst, University of Vermont and
other eastern college nines, and one
or more of these may be induced to
come as far west as Detroit, and
play with the U of M.
The candidates for positions on
this year's team will begin training
under Captain Crawford in the
"cage'' in the basement of the gym-
nasiusn about Feb. i. The training
will consist chiefly in batting, base
running, and outdoor sprints. The
names of the candidates have not
yet been handed in, but a noted
pitcher from the west will enter the
University at the beginning of next
semester. It is understood that
Rich will have a formidable oppon-
e t for ine position of catcher it
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. evcu ia XUIIiL1Ce was a
pression, and their application to perfect marvel, and yet, not for one
public speaking; a study of the Phil- moment did it intrude upon the
osophy of vocal expression and of listeners, tnot for a moment interfere
action, and the application of the with the magnetic charm of his
principles underlying that philoso- playing. He plays so natural, so
unassuming, that the listeners' admi-
phy, to all sty lea of discourse. One ration of his skill soon gives way to
semester's work is devoted to the a keener enjoyment.
critical study of two of Shakes- __
peare's plays, and the application of Mr. Knowlton Lyman Asies, mil-
the principles of elocution to the lionaire mine owner and lumber-
best parts of those plays. Such ian, of Chicago, was married this
reading is considered one of the week to a Brooklyn young lady. The
the very best means for developing groom is better known to the college
the voice in oratory, world as "Snake" Ames, ex-Prince-
A ybar is given t the study tf ytn full-lbetk .


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