11 STATE NORMAL SCHOOL.
The student body of the Branch Normal is self-governing. An organization known is the "Branch Normal School City" has been effected, its functions being similar to those, of cities of the first class. Through this government the students make their own laws and enforce them. By thus affording a very practical training in civics, the system does much in preparing the students for the greater duties imposed by citizenship.
To further the musical interests of the school, an organization known as the "Orphean Club" has heen effected. This society comprises "The Choral," (an organization devoted to chorus singing) the gentlemen's quartet club, the ladies' chorus, the mandolin and guitar club, the orchestra, and the Branch Normal band.
Students who wish to study music in addition to that offered in the regular course and given in the singing clubs, can, by private arrangement, secure the services of a competent instructor in instrumental music and vocal training.
The President and Faculty of the University will co-operate with the instructors of the Branch Normal School in giving a course of public lectures during the winter months.
These lectures will be on various scientific, literary, and philosophical subjects of popular interest, the aim being to give the citizens generally some of the educational advantages of the Normal School. Lectures illustrated with stereopticon views will be given frequently.
An effort has always' been made by the teachers to direct the amusements of the students. Now that a large hall, well-floored