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VOL. III.-No. 95.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1893.
PRICE, THREE CENTS.
HIS POSITION DEFENDED.
Dr. Briggs Gives His Views in Re-
gard to the Imaginative in
Dr. Chas. A. Briggs' lecture be-
fore the Inland League last evening
was listened to by a large and atten-
tive audience, drawn together to
hear the man who has made the
deepest agitation of recent years in
the theological word. His address
was the product of deep thought
and was marked by peculiar earnest-
"The Bible, said the speaker,
contains codes of laws, but is not a
law book." It contains more than
doctrines. It is for all classes of
people and is essentially the word of
God. It treats of history in the
popular styles of the times. It was
not intended as an exact statement
of facts. If it had been for the in-
struction of the historian it would
have been written differently. It is
the imagination which renders the
proplsecies of value to the Christian.
The Psalms show the polish and
culture of the Hebrew poets. In
fact, every form of lyric and heroic
poetry can be found within the
bible. The book of Job is only a
work of the imagination in poetic
Jesus used the same plan of teach-
ing as that used by all the great in-
structors of his time. He drew upon
his imagination for parables to
illustrate the sacred truths he wished
to teach. Why should we doubt
that the old testament writers did
Fun at the Adelphi.
The Adelphi has made prepa 'a-
tions to properly celebrate the close
of the semester next Friday evening.
The following attractions are adver-
tised: Adelphi Warwhoop, by
Chief Wilcox, Laraugue, "How I
Taught Mr. Stanley to Sing," Prof.
F. W. Newton; eulogy, "Pat Mul-
doon," H. V. Holmes; oration,
"Cornstalks," T.M. Kilbride; duet,
J. Dearborn and S. A. Smith;
tragedy, "The Library Chair, or the
all of Dignity," W. W. Wede-
meyer; poem "On Eagle's Wings
I Soar,". W. J. Galbraith; paper,
"'ie Earth," J. W. 'rott; dis-
course, "At what time would a per-
son rise if he got up by standard
time?" R. H. Whitten; solo, "The
Girl I Left Behind Me," H. R.
Crozier; debate, "Resolved, That a
dollar in the street would be a bone
of contention." Affirmative, S. R.
Cook. Negative, C. T. Purdy;
-Plucked," by W. R. Kennedy;
dirge, "And now our weary task is
done, and now our weary race isi
run," program committee, Camp-
bell, Ellsworth, and Klingler; farceI
election of officers for next semester.
The list of candidates for the
'Varsity and College baseball teams
has been reduced to the following
thirty-one: Best, F. A. Cobb, Ham-
lin, Johnson, Mason, O'Connor,
Streeter, J. W. Taylor, Van Bergen,
E. Young, Brown, H. Cobb, Har-
rington, Kirby, M. Diarmid, Rich,
F. B. Skinner, Towle, Warner,
Cushing, Parker, Diehl, Egbert,
Holmes,Larned, Miller Rider, J.
C. Taylor, Thurston, Wilson, Trum-
Irom this time on every man who
does not observe strict training and
work regularly will be dropped from
the list of candidates, unless pre-
vented by university work or other-
wise unavoidably detained.--Cornell
A Prize in Semitics.
Rabbi Emil G. Hirsch, professor
of Rabinical literature in the Uni-
versity of Chicago, has offered a
prize of $150 to be given annually
to the member of the U. of C. who
will submit to the Semitic faculty
the bestpaper upon a Semitic theme.
The subject must be selected from
three chosen by the faculty. Sub-
jects will be announced for this year
in a few weeks, and the essay must
be in by September t. Prof. Hirsch
will be moreparticularly remembered
here as a recent and interesting lec-
turer in the S. L. A. course.
An oratorical contest is to be held
in Chicago, on June both, at which
75 colleges will be represented.
It is reported that the faculty
keep a close watch on the college
work of the members of the Univer-
sity Glee and Banjo Clubs. If it
is found to suffer on account of too
much work in the musical line, the
offender is at once invited to with-
draw from his club. A case of this
has happened this semester.
THE INDOOR "MEET."
Active Preparations Making for the
Indoor Meeting to be Held in
The Athletic Association will hold
its annual indoor "meet" some time
the latter part of March, the exact
date has not yet been fixed. The
events will include boxing and
wrestling (feather, light, mniddle,
andheavyweights), fencing, running,
high kick, tumbling, and indian club
Although they have not been pre-
paring for this contest, still a large
number of men have been in regular
training for some time, at McMillan
gymnasium, and can quickly fix
themselves for any of these events.
There will be five or six weeks time
for preparation, but all those who
have done no training should begin
The proceeds of this contest will
be used to send the baseball team
Entries for any of the events
should be made at once with Messrs.
Holt, Baird or Shields.
The Webster Society.
The following interesting program
will be rendered this evening: Piano
solo, Miss Nellie Goodwin; reading,
J. AV. Murdoch; oration, H. L. Heg-
ner; piano solo, Miss Nellie Good-i
win; recitation, Miss A. Pennele
Davis. Debate, "Resolved, That
the United States should annex the
Hawaii. Affirmative, G. R. Camp-
bell, Jas. M. Adams. Negative, R.
L. Campbell, G. L. Reed. Im-
promptus, A. McIntyre and E. P.
Fennelly. Miss Davis is a fine elo-
cutionist and will renderiher favorite
selection, "The Legend of the
Organ Builder." Everybody is in-
The Prohibition Oratorical Contest.
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have the local prohibition contest
on April 2S. Several students have
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going into the contest. All other
students desiring to enter should re-
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contest this year will be held at "
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