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as delivered by Mr.' John L. Marshall, jr. The Friends
;cm to have been the Quakers. The speaker told of their
rigin and influence. 4Thcy believed in the docttlue thai
tan was naturally free and, independent. The persecutions
I the Quakers in England was depicted. The hardships
ndurcd by them during the early history of our country was
town with much vividness. The speaker gradually gamed
onfidencc, and while describing their influence in the east,
specially, Pennsylvania, he became eloquent. Ncjthcr of
ic orators made any elaborate or gushing gestures; all was
tlm and intended to pursuadc.
The merit of the musical .part of the progiam was not
clow that of the literary. Mrs. P. W. Plank and Mr. H. J.
f. Seamark were forced to encore. The last number on
ic program was furnished by the Dcliar. Hoys' quartette,
cforc the audience would consent to disperse the quarteUc
as recalled twice. No ciiticism upon the manner of singimj
necessary; suffice it to say that if the old adage is nnp.i
iblc to anything it applys to them they improve with age.
The 21st annual exhibition of the Palladian society was
sld in the chapel Friday evening, June 10, and proved to
; a rare literary and musical treat to those who were lortun
c enough to be present. The exhibition showed that this
iciety, the oldest in the institution, is keeping step with the
iward march of the university.
The opening number was a piano duct "Marche Triom
halc,"rendcrcd by Mrs.E. D. C. Menzcndorf and Mrs. Will
. Jones.and hearty applause attested the appreciation of the
"Hats ofi", Gentlemen: a Genius," was the mysterious title
an essay by Miss Flora Bullock, which proved to be a
dogy of Miss Annie Dickinson, a friend and companion of
clcn Hunt Jackson. She commenced by paying a glowing
Unite to the worth of Mrs. Jackson, whose beautiful poems
c admired by so many people today. But in this day fame
imcs to few of the truly great poets. Miss Dickenson ranks
gh as a poet. Wit, humor, pathos, sentiment, all- are
ipictcd by her master hand. Her productions arc remark-
Ic for originality, beauty of expression and perfection of
vm, and stamp Tier unmistakably a genius. Miss Bullock
a clear and forcible writer and her reading was remarkably
ear and distinct.
Miss Richardson was greeted with applause when She
ipenred upon the stage. She sang in her charming manner.
G. F. Fisher next appeared with a paper entitled "Hero
-d Hero Worship." The paper is printed in lull on another
An oration by H. G. Barber upon "The Tammany Ma
ine" -was a scathing denunciation of the corrupt methods
politics. Political machines run by scheming and unscrup
ous demagogues threaten to overthrow our government
iless remedied speedily.
A vocal solo, Weber's "Fatima" was charmingly rendered
Miss Lillibiidge. The enthusiastic applause of the aud-
ice could be silenced only by an encore.
Free coinage of silver was the subject for debate. Mr.W.
Johnston made an earnest logical and convincing plea for
s affirmative of the question. Gold is not plentiful enough
supply the demand of monometalism. We must have
metalisth. The circulation should be increased. No mat-
if it does financially injure Wall street and the money
iners. The great debtor class -would be benefitted.
arly every change in the currency in the past has been
-l.hr bflirfit .of thw rirOi flivB il,r.
bimetallism and prophesied the same for the United States.
C. M. Skilcs followed with a strong plea for the negative.
The miners would be the oncs to reap the greatest benefit
from the free coinage of silver. Gold would be driven out
ly the cheaper metal as it va during the war by greenbacks.
Our monetary system would be revolutionized overthrown.
The gold supply is not liable' to be exhausted. It is incrcas
ing faster than the demand. Free coinage would cniich the
minci and debtor class at the expense of the rest of the peo
ple. France tried hi mctalism and was compelled to change
her standard twenty-two times in So years. No country on
the (ace of the caith has or ever has had hi-mctalism -as ad
vocated by the affirmative. The debate wa one of the best
icauues 01 me program. . ,
The next number on the program was a string quaitettc
by Messrs. Curtiss, DuTol, Davis Hartshorn, who- were,
compelled to respond to an encore.
A recitation, "Return of the Witches," was charmingly
rendered by Miss Maud Hammond. Miss Hammond showed
heiself perfectly at home on the stage and an elocutionist of
much ability. Her effort "was heairily appreciated by the
audience. " ,
H. A. Reese closed the program with a baritone solo,'
Dudley Buck's "Sunset." In response to the cheers of the
audience he rendered "Odd Fellow's Hall." After the close
of the piogram a reception as given in Palladian hall, which
was a fitt'ng close to a successful entertainment.
The Palladian socictv nave ti Pnii,i: . , '
o - """wiau seniors a lare
wcll lianquct, Saturday evening, June 4. A good social time
was had after which, all sat do;vn to daintily covered tables
and were served to icecream, cake, and coffee. When erich
had satisfied himself in this direction, the following toists
were listened to:
"Our Seniors" ,- , ,. .
-Looking Backward-. .;;;;;; -t !"
"Looking Forward" 9;-M Skile.
"The Senior in School and a Large-; ' i ZVaT
"Farewell Advice" K V-i ' ' Si ? fe
if, r m t , Chancellor Canfield
Mi. C. C. Marlay performed the duties of toast-master in a
manner highly satisfactory to all concerned. At a late hour '
they adjourned, twelvenever to return as active members of
the society they love so well.
The Union KxliII.Ition. '
The sixth annual oratorical contest of the Union society
was he d in the chapel on the evening of the ,'Ith. Owing
to the hot weather and the long evenings the greater part of
the audienro rlirl nrt .: .m , . .. ' ul
, "' "Wl "",vc "ni 'ate. But l,y o the room
was comfortably well filled and Vice-president SeLr call
he meeting to order. The first number was a violin solo l,y
Professor Menzendorf, which received a hearty encore. Mr
Rufus Bentley, '94, then delivered an oration entitled CI
Legislation " Mr. Bentley has a very fine appea lcc
seems perfectly at home on the starve n;c
and his dclivei, is very & Jn" loThl
SST T :Sfi;,itn ""'f Cn,Uf"1 -"I-'tionalid ,
thought. The following is a brief synopsis of if
Society is as much an organization s it is'an ,
fhe preservation of its different parts are as necessar as the
preservat.on of the limbs of a vegetable or animal ogalm '
C. 1 liberty purchased by our grandsires and cherished fZ or
fathers is our inheritance. Let us be mhidfnl 1
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