Tuesday evening occured the election of officers of the U. of M. Oratorical association. As is usual ia interdepartment elections, considerable interest was manifested, and wire puiling was engaged in to some extent. The stormy condition of the weather, however, kept many away whowould otherwise have been present; only about forty metnbers being in attendence. The meeting was called to order by the president, Miss Gertrude Bucle. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Treasurer Quarles then made his report, showing a balance of $91.30 on hand. The society then proceeded to the election of officers for the coming year. First ballot for president, Mr. Devolt, '95 law, received sixteen votes, while Mr. Brooks, '96 ltt, received sixteen. Thesecond, third and fourth ballots also resulted in a, deadlock. Brooks withdrew in favor of Quarles, '96 lit, who on the fifth ballot received twenty-one votes to his opponent's nineteen. His election was made unanimous. The remainder of the officers were chosen by acclamation and the result was as follows: Vice-president, J. M. Davis, '95 law; secretary, E. C. Lindlay, '95 lit; treasurer, H. R. Crozier, '95 law. W. W. Wedemeyer was chosen as a representative of the U. of M. at the Northern Oratorical contest. During the third ballot for president, the laws claimed that the lits had indulged in illegal voting, the president sustained the charge, and ordered that all members should register before depositing their ballots. In this way the election was carried on without dissatisfaction.