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The Oratorical Contest

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The oratorical contest of the Northern League drew out a somewhatsmallaudience on Friday evening - quite too 8mall, wheii the excellence of the speeches delivered Is taken into consuleration. G. E. Morton.'preeident of the league, presidid, and theChequainegons furnished tlie music. A. C. Gormley, of Michigan, was the first speaker. His theme was the power of Mammon, wbioh was treated with masterly incisiveness and sarcasm. "Luther at Worm.i" broughtforth the besteffortsof Theodore Kronsage, of Wisconsin. His delivery was foroible and dramatic. F. W. Gurney, of Oberlin, brought out clearly the danger impending froni the incursions of King Phillip (the liquor traffic) in America. A magnificentbass voice and aninspiring presence rendered his delivery almöst perfect. John B. Adains, Vorthwestorn'a representative, discussed "Wbster's Defense of the Constitution" in a thoughtful manner. His delivery kus polished but hardly as efifective as that of the preceding speakers. The judges were: On thought and eomposition, Mr3. Horace Hitchcock and Hon. Alfred Russell, of Detroit, and Prof. Gallagher, of Appleton, Wis; delivery, Rev. H. A. Cleveland, of Indianapolis, Prof. Atwater, of Bloomington, and Prof. Griffith, of Indianapolis. The points received by eacli speaker were as follows: ïhmght. Dtltvtry. TotalQormley 270 567 537 Adams 265 270 531 Kronsftge 265 265 530 Gurney i 238 278K 516J4 After the decisión was announced the speakers and the other members of the league adjourned to Odd Fellows hall, where a banquet was served.


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