The W. O. T. U. matrons' elocntionary conteet, at high school hall, Thurelay evening of last week, was only fairy attended. Reoitations were given by Vlesdames A. P. Kapp. L. C. Johnson, 3. .T. Kilbourne, S. Hendriokson, Ad-, eïle D. Hnrry, M. A. P. Crozier, B. F. Schumacher, Anna Worden, Hattie kl. Doig, Li. J. Hess and Miss Ennna 3. Bower. Vocal solos were given by Miss Clara Piuckney, Mrs. Berryman and Walter L. Taylor, also musical seections by the orchestra. Miss Emma 5. Bower was awarded the prize, wbich seems to have caused some dissatisfaction, on the gronnd tbat in baving to compete with one thoronghly accnstomed to public speaking the otber ladies were placed at a great disadvantage, and were, therefore, outclassed. The jrize was a book containing photo;raphs of the noble woinen of the past who have been conuected with the W. C. T ü. During the evening a vase of pink camations and smilax was presented to Mrs. Jennie Voorheis, who presided, by the ladies of the W. C. T. U. as a token of their esteera for her.