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plvaso but as a living reality and identified himself with its
"His government has been called the 'Golden Age of Liber
ism.' Democratic ideas influenced his administration and
his whole career was a most potent stimulus to American
principles of liberty. He needs no granite shaft to perpetuate
his memory. His monument is in the affections of an admirinc
George E. Fnrnir of DePauw University, Indiana, spoke
on "The Coming King." His theme was the brotherhood of
man. "On the greatest battlefields of history, the contending
forces have not been men alone. Here, 'back of stubborn
ranks, are outgrown creeds, constitutions, systems; yonder
behiild glistening linos, are the thought, the need, the demand
of the masses. These are the real contestants.''' "The Greek
idea of beauty made radiant marbles, but did not free the
countless slaves of that classic land. The Roman idea of Law
made perfect soldiers but did not guard the weak chihfa heart,
the poor man's home. Tho Teutonic idea of Chivulry made
courteous knights, but did not champion tho cause of helpless
serf, the rights of common man. The Anglo Saxon idea of
Individualism made commercial kings but did not listen to tho
voice of those who begged for broad, to the cry of those who
needed help in the dcsperaro battle for lire." Mr. Farrar de
nounced the abuses in the industrial world of today corpora'
tions, combinations, speculations. He said that back of 'the
agitations of today is the divine idea of tho fraternity of man
struggling for recognition. - "Mightier this idea grows! To
day it stands undaunted by giant evils, unshaken by angry
throats, unmoved by sanguinary strife. Today it reaches a
hand toward tho sceptre and bares a brow for the crown.'"
The decision of the judges was as follows:
PERSONNEL OF THE CONTESTANTS.
FltKD B. 7111,1. PHESIDKNT
3 A MAf.UJKE.VICE TI(ES.
Missouri. . .
Illinois.. . .
Indiana . .
77 .'5 1)1
72. 5 i)0
"so "J '"7"
Delian Girls' Program.
Tho Delian girls gave their annual program last Friday
night in Delian Hall. It was well attended and well rendered.
By tho decision of tho jndgos of tho contost, the girls were
givwi mo uooiBion over tno uoys liio music ot tho program
was fnrnishod by Misses Packard, Pyrtlo and Buokmastcr,,
.an& deserves special notice. One of tho finest numbers on the
program was tho reading of Tennyson's Dream oT Fair Women
by Miss Pyrtlo, with Missos McTune, Saults, Archer, McCal
lum, Dnnaway, Van Yalin and "Wilson representing the char
actors. Tho program was ipnroly literary. No attempt iat a
play was 'made, and none of tJho bqyswere badly "roasted.'"
II. M. BAVAGE. SEOV.-TIIEAS.
Mr. Fred B. Hill, president of the Interstate Oratorical
Association, is a membor of the Junior Class at Carleton Col
lege, Northfield, Minnesota. He was born May 15, 1S76 at
Rod Wing and graduated from tho Morris High School in the
Spring of '95. Entering colloge in tho following fall, he has
been a leader in every field of student enterprise. Mr. Hill is
a prominent member of the Adelphic Literary Society and has
appeared as its representative in numerous public functions.
For three years he has been connected with tho college maga
zine, and has just completed his year as Editor-in-Chief.
Prominent in athletics, he has captained the college base
ball team for two seasons and has just been chosen to manage
the '99 foot-ball team- Strong and efficient in Y. M. C. A.
work Mr. Hill has selected some lino of Christian activity for
his life work. He is most cordial and genial in manner and
his generously sympathetic nature has always kept hie life filled
with a host of friends. Mr. Hill has made an energetic and
popular officer of the association.
H. Mayo Savage, secretary treasurer of the Interstate
Oratorical Association, was born in Illinois in 187G. He
came to Kansas in the boom days of 1887. At present, his
homo is in Oklahoma. He has attendod tho high school and
college at Emporia for tho last nine years and will graduate
from tho latter this year. He has been connected with both
of the college papers, College Life and the Coyote. He was
president of tho Athletic association ithis year.
John Aldrich Chamberlain, Ohics representative, was born
at 'Grafton, Lorain county, Ohio, Dec. 25, 187G. After
spending Ihis -early 'days on Ih'is fatlhers farm and at the
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