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(lushman defended the college game
against the attacks of Mr. Ayor. The
debate was a hummer, t will take rank
with tliose of olden times when the par
ticipants, aocording to tradition, paced
'the floor in their excitement and shook
their fists in each other's faces
The most delightful feati e of the pro
gram was the singing of the Tuxedo
quartette. They sang comic plantation
songs as only darkies can and received
storms of applause such as Pall Hall sel
The Law school members had charge
of the Dolian program. After an instru
mental solo by Miss Maine Guliek and a
duet by Misses FYiel and Snyer, the court
was declared in session with J. 1. Gates
as.ludge Patrick Michael O'Kennv on
the bench His Honor in basso profundo
tones announced the first ease on the
d-H'ket: "A suit wherein Marie Van l!folt
otherwise known as Helen Langer prays
-judgment against Henrick Snyderbacker,
commonly called .lot Sayer. to the
amount of $5000 for breach of promise."
Messrs. ICiilen and Sackett in the roles
of Karl Koffman and Lewis Eldridge ap
peared for plaintiff and Messrs. Warner
and Denison as Adolph Vlahlstadt and
.Tacob Eisenbaum conducted the defense.
The naive manners and pitiful story of
Miss Van Holt greatly moved the jury
and audience, yet there were those who
sympathized with the childish defendant.
'Rev William Schulze, familiarly
known as Reedy, gave valuable testimony
for the plaintiff. His words had great
weight with the jury because the vacant
expression on his face marked the witness
as one incapable of duplicity. Rosy 0'
Flaherty alias Miss Atkinson, a domestic
in the Van Holt household, persisted in
divulging the family secrets in spite of
the cautioning of Judge Q'Kenney. The
witnesses for the accused were one
Grumpy Wessolface, a rejected suitor of
the plaintiff, known in his right mind as
Andreson, and Hannah Van Wore some
times called Miss Elmore, a belle of in
definite years. Many bright flashes of
wit passe'd between the opposing counsel
during the trial. Owing to the biteuoss
of the hour the case went to the jury
without argument. The jury is still out.
The Tuxedo quartette sang "The Sun
do Move" and several encores as a pleas
ant close to this interesting program.
According to Th- finnhnmu the follow
ing are the most popular works in fiction
this year: "The Dam nation of Theron
Ware.'Mn- Harold FYdrie:'Sir George
Tressndy," by Mrs. Humphrey Vvaivl;
"The Henri of Princess Osra," by An
thony Hope; "Kate Carnegie" by Inn
Machircn. All are to be had at low prices
at the book department f Merpolsheimer
& To. A b'ig line of note books, foun
tain pens, tablets, dictionaries always on
77 e Jirmenuvns.
"Dr. JParmalec delivered a superb ad
dress before the Christian Associations
on the Armenians. He reviewed the
history of this early home of Oh -istianily
especially under the rule'of the Sultan.
The great mas of these people have no
thought of resisting Turkish authority.
But there area few who attempt tom'i'e
their followers to resistance and thi-j 's
made the excuse for 'the massacres that
have occurred. The massacres have
brought the people to a state of extreme
poverty and famine will carry off Xoxp"
numbers thK winter unless aid is sent.
The speaker only asked of this govern
ment that it should guarantee protection
to American citizens in Turkey, be the
tradesmen, missionaries or preacher
He closed with an appeal to those present
to use their influence to secure such '1
tectiou from the government for its citi
zens in the land of the Sultan.
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