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The Oration and the Conferring
The fifty-third annual commence-
ment lesed today with the exercises
in University Hall, this morning. The
procession formed in front of the law
building and marched to the hall,
which was packed from floor to dome.
The commencement oration was de-
livered by Andrew S. Draper, LL. I.
President of the University of lilinois.
tie took for his subject "he Recovery
of the Law," and spoke in substance
Mr. President, and Ladies and Gentle-
men of the Class of '9:
First of all our acknowledgements
are doubtless due to the Sultan. His
caution has delayed the departure of
theAmenean Muniste to the Sublime
Porte, and has kept the president of
tie University of Michigan over an-
other commnencement season in the
chair whichli e has made honorable
and influential. His caution stimu-
lates my caution and bids me forbear
some unnecessary observations which
nature and training and the national
feeling incline me to make. Putting
that all away, the President of the
University may well felicitate himself
on the pleasure of once more occupy-
ing his proud place at the Michigani
commencement; the class may well
have satisfaction that tieir diplomas
ilre signed and delivered by his hand;:
and I may surely feel litosred at the
invitafion to present yioUr comniccue-
went address under normal conditions.
As the call of his country threatened
all this, and as the amusing caution
of the Sultan assured it to us, we may
for once, at least, make our sincere
acknowledgements to the great Po-
temitate of the East.
I have not come with an address
to the country. For obvios reasons
such an address has not been invited.
This is commencement day. It has
been eagerly anticipated and I will
be fondly remembered by the matur-
ing class. t belongs to you. t have
come out of the busy life of another
State University to bring the greeting
of her people to the great multitude
gathered under this roof, and so offer
you a few ordinay suggestions
prompted by the time, the place, and
the occasion which brings us together.
"While you have been gaining in
slaarpness and strength, in versatility
and in adaptation, your characters
have been forming under the in-
can Republic among the nations of thei
earth than any other of which we
"Wealth11 tl not helped you: any
surplus of it has been a disadvantage.
The worthy student who has been
obliged to earn his living while ie
continued in the Universiay has had
the entire respect of instructors and
associates, and their synmpatlly to an
extent which would be dangerous but -
for the sturdy qualities which brought
tIs here. .
'We are apparently in the midst of
one of those great epoch-making tran
sitions which mark off the progress
of the race into cycles; and we are in 1
it with the greatest experiment inl
purely democratie government that
the world has ever seen.
"New conditions with which we are
all familiar are changing the life and
feelings of the masses in all parts of
the world. This is so to a larger or-
gree in our own country than in any
other. The American people know lit-
tle of the conserving force of estab-
lished usage; and, moreover, that is
more especially and naturally so i
the mighty region west of the 'Alle--
ganies than in the older states on tine
Atlantic seaboard. And, although the
East doecs not yet realize it, that great
region has in recent years acquired
the center of control in the affairs of
the nation. Individualism is stronger
and seems to be let loose. Tile san
who has once moved is ready to move
again. Communication and transpor-
tation are rapid. The people know
11orc and uant moe than in other
days. They organize amore quickly
and completely than their fathers did.
We are surely in a great movement
among the world's people induced by
mighty progress in scientific knowl-
edge and by new economic conditions.
The whole world is tending towards a
different manner of life. The more-
lnent is well nigh universal, and we
are in the storm-center of it. And
great movements are always attended
by marked uncertainty and confu-
The speaker then characterized our
form of government as a vast exper-
iment for which there is no true par
alhel in history and that the danger
to it is not from the foreign element,
from corruption of the sulfrage, from
social discontent, nor from socialism,
but from lack of confidence that our
government secures for the man wit-
out money and influence an equal
chance with the man who possesses
these advantages. "Reverence for the
law is the essence of good citizenship:'
"And respect for the law is break-
(Continued on Second Page.)
The Various Exercises Held
About the Campus.
Yesterday was Alumni Day and the
"Old Grads" made good use of their
time. In the morning the alumnae of
Ann Arbor were at ho0e to visiting
members in the Wolen's Gymnasium
mnid an informal morning- as enjoyed.
At 2 p. us. the annual business meet-
ing of the alumni association of the
literary department was held in Tap-
pan Hall. The attendance was excel-
lent, much larger than in former
years, and great enthusiasm was de-
veloped. It was decided to devote the
.iliams Professorstip fund, held by
the association, to the estalblisment
of a chair of ethnology and Professor
J. B. Steere, formerly at tile head of
the department of zoology was recom-
inended to the regents for the new
professorship. Time regets sill un-
doubtedly confirm the nomination and
he genial Professor Steere wll be
again a member of the faculty. The
only other business transacted was the
appointment of a committee to confer
with the various aluini associattios
upon a plan of union.
The dental class held its exercises
at 4 p.' n., in the dental eamlihitheater.
Addresses were made by Professors
Taft, W'attling, Hoff and Dorrance.
Tlhe valedictory was by Samuel tane
Selhearlott; the class history by Dessie
rown obertsonand tie prophecy
by June Alice Burr. A meeting of
the dental allumni was held in the den-
tal asphitheaer at 4 p. l.
The alumni of the School of Pharm-
acy, the class of '97, with chemical
and pharmaceutical guests met at tis
residence of Dean Prescott at 2 p. m.
and spent the afternoon together.
The annual reception by the presi-
dent and thle senate to the invie
guests, graduates, former students and
friends of the University was held
last night at 8, in the Waterman Gym-
nasium. The great room was well
filled and the reception was from
every standpoint an entire success.
Dr. Wm. A. Campbell.
Dr. William A. Campbell, whose
position on the medical faculty was
legislated out of existence by the re-
gents yesterday, expects to go into the
regular practice of his trofession, a-
though he has not yet decided wvere.
He has been a member of the medi-
cal faculty fourteen years, fie in he
department of histology and nine in
that of anatomy and was extremely
WV a afluences of a community life more
Up Town Down Town completely typical of that democratic
S. Sate st. Opposite Court Housec
Ann Arbor Main st. spirit which distinguishes the Amer