The pronouncing contest held in University hall, on Tuesday evening, resulted in a vi&ory for the law department, and.established without question the faót that the department is strong in men of more than ordinary ability. The successful competitor was E. E. Gardner, a senior law, from California, - a teacher of twelve years' experience. Second honors were won by Henry Ed. Notliaub, "the lowa poet," who is now a junior law. He went down on "declivous." LeClaire Martin, of lowa, another junior law, won third position. In view of the faet that the best talent the literary deiartmentpossessed wassunimoned to the rescue, men and women wh:se every-day study of Latin and French gave them peculiar advantages, it would seem at first sight that the victory must be theirs. But it was not. Here they met their Waterloo. The drill was a pleasing and profitable one, and the thought that six laws were yet standing when the "last lit" had passed into "inocuous desuetude" will cause a thrill of pleasure whenever it is recalled by the persistent disciples of Kent and Blackstone. The prize was $36 worth of books.