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value of educational training. That thoy
lmvo a dcop interest in tlio University of
Nebraska is shown by tho number of sonators
ami representatives that visit and are con
ducted through every building connected
with tho institution. Everything that can
be done is being done to make them familiar
with even tho details of the workings of
every department in the N. U. Nothing is
misrepresented but everything is represented.
From the anarchistic blizzard flag of tho
weather bureau to the regions of almost
eternal heat where tho fireman reigns su
preme, the rooms are always open for tho
inspection of visitors. Legislators and citi
zens at largo are invited to come and inspect.
The visitors' register will show names of
persons who come from all parts of tho state
and from other states to see what is being
done. All are satisfied and pleased at the
results found and proud of the institution
they aid in supporting. Will this result con.
tinuo and bo allowed to become greater?
The. authorities feel confident that it will.
They believe the legislature is composed of
men who recognize tho important part the
Nebraska University plays in tho state and
who will do all they can to increase its
THE CHASE AND WHEELER CONTEST.
C. R. WELDON WINS FIRST HONORS FLORA
BULLOOK SECOND AN INTERESTING CONTEST
The tenth annual oratorical contest, held
in the chapel on the evening of Jan. 21st, was
without doubt the best contest the Palladians
over held. Mr. Marlay, president of the
society and one of the orators of the evening
called the audience to order shortly after
eight o'clock. In a few words ho introduced
the president of the evening, Mr. Clement
Chase of Omaha, and one of tho patrons of
the contest. Mr. Chase then told a few re
miniscences. Although ten years has passed
since he graduated from this institution it
seemed to him as though he were back again
attending the regular Friday night program.
After saying he thought that old latin motto
which moans speech is silver but silence is
golden, should be roversed and made to read
spoech iagoldon, but siionco is silver, Mr.
Chaso called tho first number on tho pro
gram. This was an instrumental solo by Mrs.
Will 0. .loncs. Tho selection was pleas
ingly rendered. Tho president then called
for the first orator on tho program, Mr. Lar
son who 'orated" about "Municipal Re
form." Mr. Larson's enunciation and accent
were clear and distinct. His delivery was
marred by frequent breaks caused by for
getting what he should say next. This was
a grave fault and had it not occurred Mr.
Larson would have received a more encour
aging mark. Nothing occurred to spoil the
delivery of tho other orations. Each orator
did his best. There is no need to mention
each individually. The prevailing opinion
was that the two seniors would carry off
first and second honors. The surprise was
great, therefore, when Mr. Chase announced
that the judges had awarded tho Sopho
mores the prizes, to Mr. C. R. Weldon the
first prize of twenty dollars given by Messrs.
Chase and "Wheeler, and to Miss Flora Bul
lock the second prize, ten dollars given by
The surprise was great but there was not
much dissatisfaction for Mr. Weldon cer
tainly deserved the place he got and Miss
Bullock was not ranked too highly. It is
needless to say that the Sophomores went
wild. Tho building was too small for them
so they adjourned to the outside world and
gave vent to their feelings in a long continued
yell of ki-gar, ki-gar, etc. Mr. Weldon will
represent the Palladian society in the local
contest to be held in Chapel Saturday eve
ning, February 4th.
The program in full was as follows :
Remarks r- Clement Chase
Piano Soio,' Le Bal, Polonaise Rubinstein
Mrs Will Owen Jones.
"Municipal Reform" J. Larson
The Destiny of the Jew" Carlton C. Marlay
Vocal Selection Mr. Dan H. Wheeler Jr.
"The Indeterminate Sentence E. M. Pollard
Violin Solo, Mazurka de Concert Ovide Musin
G C. Menzendorf.
The Necessity of Labor," W. W. Wilson
"An Irrepressible Conflict" v Bullock
"A Dark Chapter in American Legislation,"
Telyn Quartette, Love's' Old Sweet Song Shattuck
Messrs. R O. Williams, J. P. Williams, S. A.
Bumstead and R A. Clapp.
The judges were, manuscript Prof. L A. Sher
man, Rev. E. H. Curtis, Prof. J. W. Adams
Delivery :-Chancellor J H Canfield, Glen Talbot
Babson, Prof. H W. Caldwell. Elsewhere we print
Mr. Weldon's oration in full.
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