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EOURTH ANNUAL CHASE ANI WHEELER CONTEST IN ORATORY
OF THE PALLADIA SOCIETY.
The chapel was filled to the overflowing last Saturday ev.
ening, Jan. 29th, on the occasion of the Palladian contest in
oratory. With a class composed of members who hid not pos
ed as orators in former contests, if was not a repetition of last
year's performance, and was fully, if not more, than up, on
the whole, to the standard set by the contests of the two pre
vious j'ears. Pres. Howe called the meeting to order and an
nounced it as fitting, as the two founders of the contest were
present, that one of them should preside and accordingly call
cd Mr. D. H. Wheeler to the chair. "
Ml Wheeler, after a few remarks, asked Mr. Chase to
speak on behalf of those who offered the prize. After ex
pressing his satisfaction of the conduct of the contest here
tofore held, he impressed upon all the' importance of he al
most lost art, oratory, and urged the society to more system,
atic work in the oratorical line. The program, proper, was
opened by the most beautiful overture, "Merry Wives of
Windsor," by Misses Aughey and Pershing.
J. A. UARKETT
presented with rare force and energy the importance to civil
ization of "The Battle of Chalons." While the gestures
could be improved, his earnestness and clearness carried con
.viction. ORIEN F1FER
next displayed the beauty of the character and the potency of
the influence of "John Marshall.1' Mr. Fifcr's delivery was
marred bytoo much impulsiveness.but his beautyof expression
was remarkable. Messrs Fox and Saxby next rendered a vio
lin and piano duet, "The Moon and I," and in response to air
encore, the "Traumerei."
F. A. MANLEY
argued on "Land Nationalization.1' Mr. Manley lost him
self several times, and seemed to lack spirit, though his pro
duction ranked very high.
MISS MINNIE BOYER
next entered a "Plea for Charity" with becoming grace and
gentlenesss. Her production was clearly and forcibly written
The -"Message" was then sung by H. J. W. Seamark, after
K. A. STUFF
piesented "Robert Burns.1' With wonderful ease and freedom
In delivery,he perhaps overdid it, wbUe his inflection, par
talcing too much' of the sameness, overbalanced Iris easy
gave an able disquisition on '"Popular License.
elation was good, but his manner too stiff.
, W. II. WAGNER
next painted the beauties of "Micbael Angelo" in a deliber
ate and forcible manner. Clearness of thought and clearness
of expression were well marked. Messrs. Schofield and In-
jjlis gave a trombone and clarionet dnei and the marks of
the judges Profs. Barber, Howard and Sherman were can
vassed by the committee. While we were unable to gath
er the sentiment of the audience as to the justness of the de
cision, we are inclined to believe with the judges that Mr. J.
A. UaneUi'wjth a true orator's earnestness, and an oration
clear and convincing, deserved the first prize and W. Ji. Wag
ner the becond.
STATE AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL
The annual meeting of the State Agricultural Society, held
in the Chemical lecture room, beginning Tuesday afternoon,
Jan 19th, was the most largely attended of any in the history
of that body. After the transaction of the regular routine
business, the secretary, Hon. R. W. Furnas, read a very ex
haustive report and President Barker delivered his opening
address. Dr. J.Gerth Jr. read a very able paper upon"Glan
dcrs and Farcy." This paper was technical and highly inter
esting, possessing a great deal of scientific value. Wednes
day morning a paper was read by Prof C. E. Bessey upon
the grasses and foliage of Nebraska, for which he was tender
ed a vote of thanks. Mr. Wing read a very able paper upon
"Agricultural experiment stations." The afternoon and the
major part of the remainder of the session was devoted to
making preparations for the state fair.
Wednesday afternoon the State Horticultural society con
vened in the botanical rooms President Masters delivered
an able and instructive address in which he recognized the
the aid of the University in investigating the diseases com
mon among our trees and shrubs. Prof Bessey read a paper
upon The plan ofjjwork in the department of Horticulture
in the Industrial College of the U. of N. The fruit interest
of the state was discussed Thursday and Mr. Peter Young
read a paper which was unusually interesting and important.
Not the least among the features of this session was the
magnificent display of fruit. Tables were arranged along
both sides of the botanical laboratory and were filled with
plates of apples which were all 'neatly marked. Upon the
whole the meetings were a marked success and the interest
manifested was unusually great.
Clothing for every body at Ed. Cerl & Co's.
The best maple sugar taffy at Mawes. Try it.
Caps&hatsat Ed. Gerf&Co's.
Best shoes for only $3.00 at Webster and Briscoe's..
J. jmd D. Newman, 1027 O Street Oldest Dry Goody
House in the city . , - .
For good, clean meals try the Parlor Dining Hall, 137 N.
Bargains at T Ewings in winter goods. Don't fail to see
Goto Webster .& Briscoe. 1043 O street ,forthebest $3.00
shoes. ' '
Celluloid Collars 20 cents at- .
JklAYER Bros.. 122 N. 10th St.
Choice fruits, cpnfeciionery and lunch all the year round at
Bedsons, 119054. ,.'.' t
Kelly always does well' by the students. Give him a
In New York go to Delinonico's, but in Lincoln go to Bed
son's for oysters in every style. Always ready to wait on
Special prices to students at T. Ewing &. Co's.
Celluloid Crffs, 40 cents
Mayer BRos.,122 N. toih St.
The Wyoming coals have for years been regarded as the
best and cleanest fuel for domestic .consumption. Sold by R.
H. Oakley, N. W-cor 11 than dO. Telephoned. ' -
Jas. H. Hooper is a fellow student and will do your laun
dryingas neat as the neatest.
R. H. Oakley is soleacent for Wyoming coals. When, in
a want of choice .and clean hardjor soft coal give liirn a calL N.
W. cor ilia una U. I eJepnone .00.