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January 17, 1896 - Image 1

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Is enough for one person to
play on at one time. One
guitar is not enough, how-
ever, to supply 3,000 stu-
dents That'sswhywe have
constantly in stck several
dozens of guitars of various
makes and prices.
It's good as its name. 1
For a Stylish
Jos. W. Kollauf,
Merchant Tailor,
Strictly high grade work at
moderate prices.
10 E. Washington St.
Lowney's Chocolates.
Hot Lunches.
TUTTLE'S, 48 S. State St.
In order to reduce my stock of
Fall Woolens, I will offer all Fancy
Suitings at cost for cash and make,
room for Spring Importations.
An early call will profit you. At
The Leading Tailor,
2 E. Washington St., Near Main.
Selected by Prof. Levi T.
Griffin, of the' Law Depart-
WAH1 R1 'S.
Up Town, Do n Tw5
University Seokatore, Opos te Cortoe
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Advertise in the Daily


ORATORIO OF "E LIJAH." could sway at pleasure the enormns
orchestra and choir; and also the or-
ITS PRESENTATION BY THE gan accomnpaniments."
CHORAL UNION TONIGHT. "The argument of the oratorio is as
follows: Elijah, the prophet, an-
Chorus of 300 Voices-Solo Parte
Entrusted To Artists or Ability nounces the Lords decree to Ahab,
-Short Sketch of the Composer king of Israel: "There shall be no dew
and Outline of the Argument. ior rain these years," because Ahab
has given himself up to the worship of
The rendition of "Elijah" hy the
tb al. The faithful bewail their fate,
Choral Union tonight ' willl be
fearing utter dstruction and beseech
one of the events of tihe
the Lord to help them. Obediab, the
musical year. The chorus of 300
king's governor, exhorts the people to
voices will be heard for the first time
repent and return to the the worship
and the soloists will be artists of et-
of Him wvho is nierciful. The alngrel
ceptional ability, Prof. Gardner S.
bids Elijah to repair to tile brooke
Lamson taking the part of "Elijah." (ieriliahereleilltbethel by
Cherith, where he will be fed by
The following is a short sketch of the
ravens. When the brook finally dries
composer and an outline of the argit- upael r h
mentof te ortorit upElijah is directed by the angel to
mont of thle oratorio:
remnove to Zarephath, where lie will be
"Felix ltendelssohin-Bartboldy was
born in Hamburg, Feb. 3, 18(3, hiis cared for by a widow woman; but the
woman doubts Elijah's divine mission
parents moving to Berlin two years and tasks thalt lie restore her son to life
later. He had the advantages of it again. This Elijah does, and the wid-
excellent education and the'society of .
ow womnan is convinced of his miracu-
prominent scientists and artists who bus power. After three years Elijah
met at his father's house. His Over- a
again appears before Ahab and! chal-
ture to, the Soinmernaehntstrauuiua"-lenges him to test the strength of the
peared in 1523, his first symphony in two gods. The kiig consents and con-
1825, and his first Song without Words yokes a meeting of the four hundred

urges to flee for his life. Ile goes into
the wilderness and, losing courage, be-
seeches the Lord to let him die. He
is directed to go to Mount Horeb to
await the presence of the Lord. A
tempest arises, the earth is shaken, is-
suing fire; seraphims glorify the Lord.
Elijah is commanded to return where
seven thousand of the faithful await
his coming. Elijah breakt- forth in
glowing language, extolling the kind-
ness and glory of the Lord. Ite is
taken from the earth in a fiery chariot.
All praise the Lord and foretell the
comiing of the Savior before the day
of Judgment. Thus ends the wrest-
lig of the prophet with the king."
They Announce Good Programs
for This Week.
The program of the Alpha Nu society
for Saturday night is as follows: Vo-
cal solo, Miss Volland; reading, Miss
Gardner; debate, "Resolved, That the
electors for President should be se-
lected by the vote of the congressional
districts with two electors at large for
each state," affirmative, Mr. Bach-
meister and Mr. Emerick, negative,
Mr. Osborne and Mr. Deal; vocal solo,
Miss Volland; address Mr. Dow; crit-
ic's report.
The Adelphi society have the follow-
ing prograiii announced for Saturday
iight: Debate, "Resolved, Ttat the
position that the President has taken
in the Venezuelan question is for the
best interests of the country," affirm-
ative, Mr. Voorheis and Mr. McColl,
neg., Mr. Plant and Mr. Coor; story,
Mr. Thomas; music; parlimentary
The Webster Society meets Satur-
day evening, Jan. 18, and will present
the following program: Declamation, -
C. . Lahian; essay, J. McClure; inm
promptu, at the president's option; de-
bate, "Resolved, That the several
states should abolish capital punish-
Inent," affirmative, J. o. Traber and
E. I'. Howihan, negative, C. S. Good-
win and N. S. McCluskey.
The Jeffersonfan Society met
last evening and presented the
following program: Delamat ion,
D. S. Ewing; speech, E. L.
Norris; biography of Justice Harln,
B. B. Kohout; Impromptu discussion,
affirmative, Mr. White, negative, N.
G. Aldrich; debate, "Resolved, That
the Government of the United States
should own and control the railroads,"
affirmative Mesrs. Cadnn~ and
Stranalian, negative, Messrs Wllamns
and Hart.
M. M. Markus, '9, is at Ohagog Uni-
versity this year. He is also teachIng
In the Chicago Night Schools.

in 1830. In 1832 he directed the "IHe-
briden Ovefture" is London, and two
years later lie acted as director of the
44ndlins Concerts" at Leipzig.
The oratorio of "Elijah" was per-
forined the first time at the Birming-
ham festival fifty' years ago. After
this performance Mendelssohn revised
it thoroughly, making changes in al-
most.every movement. It was given in
London in1847, and of its entiustastic

and fifty priests of Baal on Mount Car-
mel, where two altars are erected, one
for Baah and the other for the Lord.
The prayers of -aal's priests for a
sign from their god are in vain. Then
SIjah beseeches the Lord to render
himself manifest to the people, to show
that He is the Lord God, and at once,
fire descends from heaven and con-
sumes the offering of Elijah.tlij

- ouursruu uepriet e uo
reception Mendelssohn himself noted down to the brook Kishon to be slain.
that "During the whole two hours and The people pray to the Lord God for
a half that it lasted, the large hail relief and heavy showers are sent.
w.ith its 2,000 people, anti the large The Israelites give thanks to the Lord.
'orehestra, were all so fully intent on Elijah and the king go to the queen,
the: one oj t In que 0n that t Jezebel, who is told of the slaying of
the sightest sound was to be heard her priests. She swears to wreak .ven.
among the whole audiene, so that I geance on the prophet, whom Obediah

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