Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, May 02, 1890, Page 3, Image 3

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"Tho llaco rroblem," 04 ST.
Wm. H. Wise, Indiana. 7 2 3 12
"Democracy, Tho Dominant Idea," OS 05
11. Tucker, Ohio. 2 14 7
"Tho First Amorlcan," M.5- SO
11. II. TiMnKni.AKK, Minnesota, 6 B R 10
"Individualism in Society," Oft 7!
M. II. Lyon, Iowa. 16 8 15
'Martin Luther," 05.fi 73
IIaiiUV N. Wilson, Colorado. 4 7 7 IS
"Conservatism and Undlcallsin,"
Gko. O. Ferguson, Ncbrar.ka.
"Liberty," " 9S 70
-W. n.Min Ann, Wisconsin. 2 8 C 10
"The Purltnn and Cavalier," 05 83
S. W. Nayloh. Kansas. 8 3 1 0
"Qur English Language;" 00 SI
A. C. Douglas, Illinois. 3 4 2 0
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"The Hat-e Problem," 85 Sg 00
Wm. H. Wise, Indiana. i 4 1 21
nomocracy, Tho Dominant Idea." 75 00 03
It. Tucker, Ohio. 0 3 3 10
"Tho First American," 80 SO 03
B. H. TiMnEnLAKE, Minnesota. 5 7 3 31
"Individualism in Society," 05 02 05
M. H. Lyon, Iowa. l l 2 io
"Martin Luther," 05 75 00
Harry N. Wilson, Colorado. 8 8 4 3S
vConservntlttm and Itndlrallsm,"
Gko. O. Ferguson, Nebraska.
"Liberty." 70 82 ' 00
W. B. Millard, Wisconsin. 7 0 4 33
"Tho Puritan and Cavalier," 00 01 00
S. W. Naylor, Kansas. 3 2 1 15
"Onr English Language." 03 S7 05
A. C. Douglas, Illinois. 2 5 2 18
The following arc the positions of the various states ac
cording to the markings of the judges:
i. Kansas.
2. Illinois.
3. Ohio.
4. Indiana.
5. Iowa.
6. Minnesota.
7. Wisconsin.
8. Colorado.
Accordingly, Mr. Naylor, of Kansas receives the first
prize which is $75, and Mr. Douglass of Illinois the second
prize of $50. The successful gentlemen deserve all the hon
ors that they receive, for they have won fairly in a very close
Although a few of the delegates to the contest arrived last
week, there was nothing unusaul in the appearance oi attain.
until Wednesday morning. . Several things combined to make
excitment at times. The badge committee had the badges
ready for distribution and everybody seemed anxious to be
decorated with the bright colored ribbons. The fact that Mr.
Ferguson had arrived in the city the evening before caused
no little excitement among our students and groups of prep
ies might be seen here and there carrying on annimatcd dis
cussions. Not having made up their minds as to the merits
of the case the prepics adjourned their meetings at the sound
ol the class bells and decided that it might be better to allow
the state executive committee to settle the matter. Mean
while the excitement increased. The local oratorical associa
tion met and transacted some necessary business. During
this meeting the various Jass rooms were almost depopulated
and at least one professor showed his appreciation of the diffi
culties with which the students were struggling by assigning
work for Thursday much heavier than usual. As has been re
marked, .1 few of the delegates were on hand early, the first
to arrive being those from Indiana. Indiana men arc rustlers
and usually manage to participate in all the fun. Indiana
has the reputation of being a doubtful state. Her sons are
great politicians, and it is necessary for success to be on
the grounds early. Next in order came the delegates from
Ohio. Ohio is a great state. She has a record for
furnishing presidents for the United States and
judging by the appearance of her representatives to the
contest the rifing generation in that state will be fully equal
to the present. After the Ohio delegation the other delegates
dropped in promiscously. By Wednesday noon one might
readily see there was something unusual happening at the
Windsor, Political schemes were being discussed, Ohio and
Indiana lookd suspiciously at each other. Nebraska was un
fortunate. It looked blue for us. Meanwhile the state exe
cutive committee was listening to Mr, Ferguson's defense.
The evidence was all present and the committee deliberated
long and well. After supper it was decided that Mr. Fergu
son's oration although not strictly original should be allowed
to represent the state. Another difficulty for the executive
committee to settle was that Nebraska, though entitled to but
three votes in the convention, had elected seven delegates.
If credentials were given to only three delegates, some of the
colleges would be without representation. How to decide
without hurting the feelings of anybody was the question.
When the executive committee had reached a decision in the
Ferguson case a band of about fifty Weslcyan students pro
ceeded to paint the town and to impress people in general
that the Weslcyan and Ferguson are all right. Thursday
forenoon several of the delegates visited the University build
ings and attended chapel exercises. We wish to inform our
visitors that although the U. of N. boasts a large military de
partment we hope that they may not Infer on account of this
fact that U. of N. students are a warlike body. We are a
peaceable people and have no love for stirring up strife as
many of our exchanges may testify.
Shortly after 1 o'clock in the afternoon the president
called to order, in the University chapel, the seventeenth an
nual convention of the Inter-state Oratorical association. A
motion was immediately carried to the effect that the de
liberations of the convention be made with closed doors.
Now, we do not propose to make any objections to the will ol
the majority, but it seems to us that the newspapers should
have been allowed to report the proceedings. But we sub
mit to the decision, and although several important matters
were discussed by the convention, we will pretend that we were
not present. The delegates hoped to finish the business in
time to attend the game of base boll played by the clubs from
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