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Address of William J. Bryan.
Col. William T. Bryan nddrcssod the students in chapel this
morning on the subject of Expansion. The hall was packed to
the utmost and many were turned away. Much enthusiasm
personal experience. In 1896 six hundred prophets had intro
duced him as the next president of the United States, but after
election ho knew that those prophets had never been annoiutJTi. "
Ho characterized this talk about destiny as a cowardly doctrine.
,,,o ,.,;of,i Tiw ,i:.:, , -oi 1 1 1 would make a chicken-thief of every man who woko up in
was manifested.. The distinguished speaker was accompanied fcho . hfc and found ft hen.r003t within l
by Mrs. Bryan. He was introduced by Chancellor MacLean jjQt Ulia imtion nrove thnt thoro is roaiitv in tno doctrine of
and spoke in part as follows: Expansion, as some call it, or of self-government. Let it resist this temptation for land
imperialism as he preferred to call it, is a question that ought grabbing and it will do more by this war than has been done'
to be dtscussed. It has not as yet become a partisan question i" a hundred years.
so that we can discuss it now with less violence than we can . tr Bry" Wl18 enthusiastically applauded many times dur-
later on. Tho Phillipine part of tho question is the most dim"- 'nx& tlltJ address.
cult. We have all decided to give freedom to Cuba and Porto
Rico seems to desire to be annexed. People who talk of
expansion wish to take in the Philippines whether they will or not.
The ratification of the treaty of peace took this matter of the
domain of diplomacy and placed it in the hands of the people.
We must settle it and, to quote from Lincoln, it is easier to
make laws among friends than among enemies. Wo can do as
we please about the matter. No one will interfere. But why
will Europe not interfered Because for a hundred years every
king in Europe has feared this republic because of its demo- 8tJS Gore, Bridge, Randall, Cook and Messrs. J. L. Kind, F.
cratic doctrines, and they will only be too glad when we join L. Rain, E. A. McCreary, T. D. Landis and Edgar Clark. O.
the ranks of empires. If all of the Filipinos should be exter- D. Harmon acted as master of ceremonies. Much credit is
minated it .would not be so great a setback to 'civilization' as j., n .x e .., ,r . . , t ,
ii K, i , i . , . , , , fa .. ,. . Y"''"""" '" due Mr. Harmon for the succebs of the affair since ho acted as
will be brought about by destruction ot our principles. We . . , , .
can paraphrase Lincoln and say that this nation cannot endure cnnirma" of tl,c committee of arrangements in the absence of
half republic and half empire. When we plead against a war Mr- Kind wno wus called homo by the death of his father.
of conquest we do not plead for the Filipinos whose bodies
mark our victorious march but for the 70,000,000 people Delian Boys Program
whose principles of right are being destroyed. The annual program of the Delian boys in tlio contest be-
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The Senior Prom.
Tho Senior lProm" which occtired last Friday evening at
the Lincoln Hotel was the most enjoyable social event of the -year.
Nearly fifty conplep were present. The dining room
of tho hotel was beautifully decorated with University colors
and flags. Class colors, Black and Gold, were also in
The committee of arrangement consisted of Mis-
There is no example in history where one race .has ruled tween tho girls and boys of that society occurred last Friday
another except by force. Lines between races must be oblit- evening in the chapel. Tho hall was crowded, both pit and gal
crated by the mingling of blood. Onr policy, if wo annex i mi , t ,i . .. 4
fiw,D, i V i -4.1 i ' ' , .. . ,U,,IWV lery. The first part of tho program was of a hterary nature,
.these people, must be either extermination or exploitation. ., . . ' '. , J ,,",'l,1" -
linrmlo niiisf h mflmr rivtmMniiiutirtii ni mviOs
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Mr. Bryan cited tho English policy in India and sho.ved mn8,c wns renaereu DJ lwo "F quartettes, the first consist
that England rules India for the money there is in it and not inK of - A- Davis, C. W. Jones, R. W. McCallum and
for the good of the 300,000,000 people. lie compared tho Frank Osborne; the second, of H. J. and C.F.Theobald,
liiugiuaa vi jnuiu umiur juigusu nomination wicn unit or Japan. jfi. M. Dunaway and E. F. Warner. A fine paper on Benedict
fn Mn-Vnd 'r ,F-f 7 "f T " i" "md Arno,d read b' - W- 3o' C F- vnov recited one
in Mexico which is today working out its own salvation. , .. T , r. , , . , ., .
He showed that we couldn't (folonizo them ifrimiflu if wn of 0liror W(indeI1 Holmes' poems in a brilliant manner.
should wipe out all the inhabitants. England has only 100,000 H. J. Theobald's oration on "Tho Angel of the Battlefield"
'people of English descent in India and she requires an army showed careful thought and delivery.
of 70,000 men to protect these 100,000. , ' The second part of tho program was a farce entitled "The
The speaker said that this nation cannot afford to deny to any Evolution of the L. S. C." It was supposed to show the do-
'"hiu.i mu junto wiiiwii nu v,miui iui viiiouivuo jjy oUIll III UL ..! r ! A i t - . . , .
if some people wouldn't stand on that high platform he would ll? V orSamJtion of the hterary society frat which tho.
build a low one for them; never do wrong unless it pays. lie Nobn,skan heralded in its fake letter last winter. Mephisto
was an active agent in the affair. The crowd was kept in good
then proceeded to show what a curse militarism is and
become. It has armed nation against nation in Europe.
Every worker in Germany is said to carry a soldier on his
shoulders. If wo have to govern the Phillipines by force that
force must always bo manifest. If America has to pay the
expense of such a war, it will be paid by tho great middle
classes of tho nation tho same classes that furnish tho boys
for the armies.
Mr. Bryan maintained that this nation is a world power. It
lias had more effect on tho politics of tho world than have all
other nations. Republic after republic has sprung into exist
ence. America has spread her principles not by force but by
Mr. Bryan said that he was a believer in destiny, but ho
never could recognize destiny until after it was past. He said
that ho was somewhat sceptical abouVprophecy because of his own
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humor by numerous jokes on members of the society and others.
The Everetts and Willards of Wosloyan wore guests of the
' Tho Union Service of tho Y. W. and Y. M. C. A. which
Dr. Rowlands will address will not bo hold next Sunday
but is postponed for ono week, to May 7th, on account of tho
address by Mr. .Henry next Sunday afternoon at St. Paul's
LostA small American flag stick-pin, at or near south
grandstand, day of Missouri-Nebraska ball game. Finder
please leavb at Chancellor's office.
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