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pleased with the condition to such an extent, that wherever they go they take steps to procure like privileges.
Copies of the City Charter and plan of government have been requested by the management of several educational institutions and many teachers.
To further the musical interests of the school an organization known as the "Orphean Club" has been effected. This society comprises "The Choral," (an organization devoted to chorus singing) the gentleman's quartet club, the ladies' chorus, the mandolin and guitar club, the orchestra and the band.
The musical public. has opportunity to get instrumental and musical training in the school that is of the most thorough elementary and high technical grades.
The services of specialists in both of these lines have been procured. There is opportunity now for young people having musical talent to get instruction in the rudiments of music composition.
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.
Lecturers of national reputation will be occasionally procured.
An effort has always been made by the teachers to direct the amusements of the students. Now that a large hall well floored