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LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, MARCH 3, 1899.
The Local Oratorical Contest.
The annual local oratorical contest will take place in the
qhapel next Friday evening, March 10. The contest will be
the most spirited of any hold for several years. Eleven con
testants will compote for the seven highest places on manu
script. Theso seven will deliver their orations in competition
xor the first prize and tho honor of representing the University
in the state contest at Omaha. Tho contestants are as follows:
Miss Rona Alderman, 0. 0. Crouch, C. F. Horner, F. E.
Edgerton, R. L. Waterman, Leo Berry, H. R. Tucker, F. A.
Bartos, C. W. Jones, G. E. Talbot, F. A. Nimtris.
Much interest should bo taken in this contest because this
year it is absolutely necessary that wo win tho state contest in
order to insure tho success of the Inter-State contest which oc
curs hero next May. Wo must win tho state contest to insure
interest and support for Nebraska's representative which is
the only way to secure a largo audience for this event.
Delian New Members' Program.
Delian hall was well filled last Friday ovening by members
and friends of tho society who came to witness and enjoy the
Delian New Members' program. Tho opening selection was
a mixed quartet, with piano accompaniment by Miss May
Buckmaster. Mr. E. M. Dunaway next uvery formally" in
troduced each of tho new members. Aftor this unique presen
tation, cho now members appeared in a row on the stage in
eight (?) grade school children's costumes and each spoke his
or her "little piece" from tho latest revised nursery rhymes,
much to tho merriment of the wholo house. The next number
in pleasing contrast to tho preceding, was a pantomime by
Miss Flossie Archer. In almost breathless silence every eya
Society was vividly depicted in a recitation by Mr. 0. F. Hor
ner. Mr. Horner is perfectly at homo on tho platform. Then
followed another pantomimo, "The Lotus Eaters" by Misses
Saults, Archer, and VanValin, which was well rendered and
greatly appreciated. The final number was a vocal solo by
Miss Lida Dunaway. Miss Dunaway has a sweet voice and
pleased her auditors very much.
Tho names of the new members are Misses Archer, Duna
way, Saults, Van Valin, Votaw, and Messrs. Dunaway, Batie,
Boylan, Bartos, McGeo, Teach, Horner, Morton, Morrow,
Tho Palladian program for last Friday evening consisted of
four numbers. Mr. Hutchinson discussed under "Current
Events" some phaseB of our Army Question, recent important
inventions, and lastly tho Junior class bounty resolution. Miss
O'Connell then read "Tho Lady or the Tiger." She did not
afterwards try to settle tho disputed question, Which? Frank
Miller read a paper entitled "Some Affairs of Franco." He
tried to picture-tho empire builders at work in Central Africa.
One of the best numbers on the program was a magazine story
read by Lo Mar, "Tho Third House." Mr. Heuleitt then en
tertained with his gramophone.
The Delian Oratorical contest will bo held in chapel tonight.
There will bo four contestants, 0. W. Jones, C. F. Horner,
F. E. Edgerton and F. A. Bartos. The latter is a Junior law
man. Mr. Horner is a Freshman. . Messrs. Edgerton and
Jones are Juniors. The first prize in this contest is offored
by O. A. Davis and J. F. Boomer, and the second prize by
tho Delian society. Mr. O. A. Davis, chairman of the com
mittee on oratorical contest, has been untiring in his efforts to
bring about this contest.
was fixed on her graceful movements and studied postures.
Then came Mr. Vernon Batie with a "side splitting" select
reading on the experiences of tho small boy with a horneUs
3st. It was very ovident that there was a point in tho story.
But the chair, it is painful to noto, very indiscreetly vouched
for its authenticity and thereby slightly wounded his reputa
tion for veracity. The back woods District School Debating
Pall. Sleighing Party.
A party of Palladians took advantage of the recent fine
sleighing and went out 'for a lark Tuesday evening. Tho large
.handsome "bob" of tho Palace livery barn was tightly pocked
at eighto'clock, and with gingling of bolls, blowing of horns,
and u conglomerate mixture of yells and songs, the merry crowd
sat off for a lino spin about the city. An evening better fitted
for such an occasion could scarcely have boon found. At a
lato hour the party disbanded, all expressing themselves as
having enjoyed one of tho most delightful sleighing parties the
Palladians have over given.
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