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TUB : HESPERIAN
Tlio Xioliiiiimiv Dehatos.
The first of the preliminary debates to de
cide the sixteen for the final eontest to deter
mine who shall represent the University in the
Kansas, Missouri andColorado debates was held
in the University chapel lYiday evening.
The lower part of the chapel was nearly filled.
The following was the question: Resolved,
that President Jackson was justified in his
attitude toward the bank of the United States.
Affirmative. Berge, Pearson, Moyer. Nega
tive, Deal, Sloan, McXaughlon.
All of the nine judges were present but only
The speech of Mr. Berge was forceful. Mr.
Deal was both effective and logical. The
speech of Mr. McNaughton was clear and
Divisions two. three and four debated in
Palladian Union and D?liau halls, respec
tively, Saturday evening. Uaeh hall con
tained a fair sized audience. Division two
debated the following question: Resolved,
that tlie United States should annex Hawaii
as a territory. Affirmative. Taylor, Kemp,
Hager and Goodwill. Negative. Denison,
Griffith and Tellisen.
The judges were Profs. Caldwell and Ward
and Judge Reese.
Mr. Taylor gave a speech winch was notic
able for its force and clearness. Mr, Danison
made his -usual effective speech eloquent as
well as logical. Mr. Hager bad his subject
matter well in hand, his delivery was beyond
The third -division discussed the .question:
Resolved, Tli at municipal! tins should own and
ontrol thelrnatural monopolies. Affirmative
Pope, Meier, Maguire and Tucker, Negative
Spuncer, "Waterman and Poriy,
The jndgas were Profs. Hill. Sherman and
Messirs. Spencer and "Waterman madc-care-ful,
analytic speeches on tilie negative. Mr,
Magniro made ji forcible speech hut spent too
mucli time in preliminaries and gen emli ties.
Mr, Meier clearty failed to dohiTrielf justice.
Hx)did not have Ids subject matter well in
hand, liis "delivery was tmmatuml and lie
'Jacked 1lie (usual force. On the wliole tins de
bate is considered one of the strongest of the
The fourth division diseusred the question:
Resolved, that the income tax measure
passed by the second session of the Fifty-third
congress was just and equitable. Affirmative,
llalderson. Sackett. "Warner and Lee. Nega
tive, Frazier, Payne. Wessel and Miss Stull.
The judges were Profs. Ansley and Wilson
and Dr. Hinman.
Mr. Sackett had a systematically arranged
speech, his delivery was effective. Mr. Payne
wTas forcible in delivery but thi' arrangement
of his speech could have been more connected
and systematic. Miss Stull w.is thoroughly
at home with her subject, she had a pleasing
The fifth division debated in Delian hall.
The question discussed was: Resolved, that
the rical is of gnaur importance to society
than ine conservative. Affirmative, Oury,
Hawxby. Negative, Elgerton, Eidcm and
Oury made a forcible speech but showed a
lack of prcperation. Hawxby made a strong
argument. Edgcrton and Eidem made logical
speeches. O'Connell was forcible but his ar
gument lacked coherence.
The sixth division spoke in Palladian hall.
The question discussed was: resolved, that
a permanent national board should be :stab
lished for tbe compulsory arbitration of diffi
culties between fniploycr and employes.
Affirmative. OaIc. Matson. Negative, Bur
leigb and Burch.
Cake was fluent but lacked strength and
coherence in argument, Mafsyn made a
idling speech. Burleigh was not atrlns best,
Burch was logical but his manner was un
impressive. The seventh division spoke in Union lia.ll.
This division discussed tilie following question
resolved, that the United States Avould Le
justified in extending be'Uigerant Tahiti to
Cuba, Affirmative, Bollcn'bach, Jones and
Dassenbroolu Negative, Kinton, Ewart,
Bollenbach nnd Evart mndelogical .speeches
Ivindlerwasnt his hestu He spoke fluently
jYrt with exceeding force. The mighty Ra!kr.
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