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McNoftl thoh roviWod 'the strike, and' the
condition of the country at the time. Statis
tics' were Quoted to show tho injustice prac
ticed upon the' Pullman employees. They
upon tho rullman employees. They
wore penniless, and bound by a bond of
debt to tho company. Shamo on the man
who calls these men free! Let us call him
who exercises such injustice, a monster !
Had tho railroad companies acted in tho
strike, Pullman would h ave been upon his
knees." But they did not, and their em
ployees did. These men placed their all
upon the altar of Justice. They had nothing
jo gain; everything to lose. Sooner or later
all rasn will do them honor. Humanity was
in the balance against wealth. We should
have learned a lesson from this. All hearts
should unite to vindicate the most humble
American who is wronged. Let tho oppres
sor lchow that he must fight tho whole
American people. Then the cause for sym
pathetic strikers will be removed, but until
then they are entirely justifiable.
To describe Miss Bullock's oration is a
hopeless undertaking. Wo, of tho Univer
sity,' who know her so well, need only to be
told that it was tho best work of one who
ever gives us only good things. Hers was
a finished oration, bringing out a wealth of
thought upon subjects of vital interest to all.
It showed much careful work and a familiar
ity'Svith the social questions before us. All
the'bright prospects and possibilities of our
West were brought out in a manner which
could not fail to bring courage to the most
down-hearted. It was an oration of which
any student might well bo proud. Ever
sinco tho Chase and ' Wheeler- contest Miss
Bullock has been in no condition for" tho
trying ordeal of an oratorical contest, and
tho effects of this were plainly visible in her
delivery, which is usually very much bettor
than that of Tuesdsiy night.
If there is any one person .who can do
light a University audience it is Mr. Carlyslo
Tucker. His solo was no exception to the
rule, and heartily deserved the encore.
And now we come to the closing oration,
and tho most difficult ono to do justice.
This is the third time Mr. Sherman has ap
peared before a University audience in his
short career among us. Each time has been
a surprise, each time we have gone away
No attempt will bo made to tell what Mr.
Sherman said upon our literary genius.
Enough to say, that his oration was full of
graceful figures, poetic language, and elo
quent tributes to Emerson and Hawthorne.
No such an eulogy to these men has ever been
uttered in our chapel before. Every sen
tence spoke plainly of much thought and
study. Mr. Sherman is to be congratulated
upon his production- His delivery is easy,
and his voice pleasant. We arc sure that he
will prove a worthy and formidable repre
sentative in tho state contest.
The mandolin and guitar duet by Messrs.
Chapman and Franklin was well received
so well that they were called back twice.
The judges' marks are given below:
MANUSOKIPT DELIVEKY GRAND
. OKATOK . TOTAL
CAI4DWKLI, WILSON Cox TOTAL GlJHLEY TlUllETS WlillSXKK TOTAL
r 89.5 78 90 257.5 100 75 85 260 517.5
H.P.Leavitt 15 2 8 1 4 5 10 18
- . 85 82.5 80 247.5 90' 80 87 257 504.5
L- J Abbott, j r 54 433 3 3 3 9 22
t, ' x, 86-5 87 " 86-5 260 95 90 9G 281 Ul
.SxB AL ' 4 2 10 2 1 2 5 15
--ii iv, - 88.5 83 94 265.5 85 75 86 246 511.5
Fl($ Bullook 3 3 1, 6' 4 4 4 12 18
L. 87 88 89 262 100 88 100 288 550
E. B. Sherman 3137 1214 11
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