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"Cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy.

It is the only dictator that freemen acknowledge and the only security that freemen desire."

President Mirabeau B. Lamar.

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ADDRESSES AT THE PRESENTATION OF THE HELEN M.
KIRBY MEDALLION.

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THE UNIVERSITY.

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS BY JUDGE YANCEY LEWIS...... 336 THE JEFFERSON MONUMENT AT THE WORLD'S FAIR... 351 ON THE COMING OF AGE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. BY WILSON WILLIAMS........

A REVIEW BY JUDGE W. M. KEY..

AMERICAN ELEMENTARY LAW.

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Programme of the Twenty-first Commencement of the Main

Branch of the University of Texas.

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BENJAMIN DUDLEY TARLTON, Professor of Law........

The Texas Historical Association Meeting..

The Lester G. Bugbee Scholarship....

The Cecil Rhodes Scholarship for Texas.....
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THE 'VARSITY MINSTRELS..

FRATERNITIES...

THE ASHBEL SHOW.....

THE SENIOR LAW BANQUET.....

THE BAND CONCERTS.....

NEW BRAUNFELS EXCURSIONS............

Y. M. C. A. AND Y. W. C. A. RECEPTION........

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THE UNIVERSITY RECORD.

VOL. V.—JULY, 1904.-NO. 4.

THE BACCALAUREATE SERMON.

BY REV. DR. TRUETT.

Text: "For we can not but speak the things which we have seen and heard."Acts, 4:20.

This language is the utterance of two of Christ's apostles in the early days of Christianity. They had been imprisoned for their testimony concerning the resurrection of Jesus and for a notable miracle that they had wrought in His name. The doctrine of those then in power was Sadduceeism. The Sadducees were the secularists of the early days. Their creed was that this world is all, that there is nohting beyond-no angel, no spirit, no resurrection, no life to come. They held such creed with a fierceness not unusual to men who hold negative doctrines, and at the same time loudly repudiate the bigotry of dogmatism. It is not infrequently true that those clever gentlemen who boast of the widest liberalism are guilty of the greatest intolerance.

When the two apostles, with marvelous boldness and confidence and with words simple and straightforward declared that Jesus was actually risen from the dead, and that they had healed the lame man in His name and by His power, the indignation of the Sadducees became irrepressible and soon all Jerusalem was agog with the excitement.

Forthwith the two men were arraigned before the council for trial. The outcome of the trial was that the two men should be dismissed from court on the ground that henceforth they should be quiet. Their answer to the proposition rings like a bugle blast: "Whether it be right to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.” And then in the words of the text they disclosed their future. policy and conduct: "For we can not but speak the things which we have seen and heard."

From the text is deduced the theme of my message today, for the

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