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No. 133.

Anno nce ent Wins Oratorical Contest in a Close
Announcement Race.-Lits Win First Two
The tenth annual oratorical contest
G" H. W ILVD & ,CO. of University of Michigan waa held
" last evening before a fair-sized audi-
ence. As the orations were being
.cpresented unusual interest prevailed
We have just receivcd our line thog h niehue
of spring woolens for men's t.r
Hon. Alexander H. Rowell of Chi,
wear. It includes everything in a
staples that are suitable and de- ago was the Presiding officer, and
sirable for the season. We are with a few well-chosen remarks ex-
also showing full ranges in nuv- pressed his great joy at the interest
alsoshowng fll ange in ov- taken in thin University in oratorical
elties, in quality and style to wok.
suit the most exacting taste, ora
consisting of Top Coats, Suit- Contrary to preceding years the
lagsFany Vsts nd olf first honor goes to a member of the
Trouserings. We invite you to sophomore class-George W. Maxey of
call and inspect our line at Forest City, Pa.; second honor went to
Abram J. Holland, '00.
The concensus of opinion generally 1
coincided more nearly with the minor-
ity of the judges. Especially was this
true in the case of W. J. Zimmers,
108 E. Wasbiog too St. whose suberb tearing on the platform
and iwhose superior voice won great
favor with the whole audience.
S We have bought out The first speaker, W. J. Zimmers,
Artst te stock t Atit chose or his subject, "Agitation and
Materials foms Wet Its Results." He handled the subject
ad hse odded to very ably and, and it showed through-
to the same until it out a very careful preparation,.
is now complete. "Agitation, he said, "has caused all the
Oi aintshahina great and beneficial movement:
anduother Witer Coi-.
ors, Drawing Papers throughout the ages.'
and Brushes of all Ie traced several of the great events
kinds. of the past from their earliest stages
of1a itation (vii to she time of their -
Wilder's Pharmacy lii"inlh i sa e
A bramn J. Rolland was the sec-
ond speaker and gave Mr. Maxey a
T OLD For several weeks we have close race for first. His delivery, is
bys. adnware redt iall conceded, was noticeably superior,


ander Hamilton." His words of praise
of this eminent American statesman
were of a high order, and his address
was very animated and was loudly ap-
A second rendition by Mr. Anderson
was courteously received and he re-
sponded to the encore willingly.
The following is the sum of rank of
the contestants: Maxey, ii; Holland, 14;
Montgomery, 17; Church, 25; Zimmers,
27; Shoyer, 32. The full table of mark-
ings will be published Monday.
The Chicago medal was presented to
George W. Maxey by the presiding
officer, and he responded with a few
words of thanks and a firm resolution
to exert every effort to return frotmj
the Northern Oratorical contest victo-
Abram J. Holland reeived second
honors and substantiated the remarks
ofit ar. daxey.
The Panic ofI '93 and its Lessons.
The Hon. Alexander H. Revell, the
presiding officer at the oratorical con.
test last evening, gave a talk in Tap-
pan Hall lecture room yesterday after.
noon on "The Panic of 1893 and Its
Lessons" before a fair-sized audience.
The speaker was introduced by Profes-
sor Adams. Briefly the lecture was a u
"It seems inevitable that a period of
depression should follow a period of
prosperity. Monetary crises have not
been confined to modern times, but are
as old as the first civilization that
broightt money as a tediulm of ex-
change into common ise. The panic
oft 1873 may be used as an illustration
of financial crises. One of the prime
causes of this panic was excessive
railroad building.
"During the seven years immedi-

Dual Indoor Meet Promises to be
Closely Contested.
The athletic horizon is still not as
clear as it might be, but the shock of
the board of control announcement of
a few days since, regarding the status
of our athletes as students, has -worn
off somewhat, and those in trouble
have been busying themselves along
lines other than those athletic. As a
consequence the han placed upon the
poor students is not as far-reaching as
was at first declared, and Michigan's
team will still be strong enough to
keep our Lady's representatives busy,
though of a certainty the meet will be
The conditions of floor and track ar
largely in our favor. Notre Dame's
athletes have been running all season
with spikes on dirt tracks while our
men are accustomed to the hard floor
and padded track with its short turns.
It is this difference in the floor and
track conditions which makes Michi-
gan men most hopeful of -winning.
Notre Dame's team is the best she has
entered in any meet, and it will not be
due to lack of past achievements if the
Hoosiers do not give a most excellent
account of themselves.
Though each university will be rep-
resented isy but twvelve point winners,
it has been decided that Michigan may
allow more of her men to compete in
the field events. The team in compe
tition, however. and on whose effore
we shall depend for our points, must of
course be named before the meet ac
tually begins. The other men will be
used to liven up matters by having
more men in competition, and make
the field events of more interest. Of
course no such privilege will be ex-
tended in the track events, as there
the opportunity for team work and
pacing is too marked. Because of
these additional entries more than
twelve men are named below as com-
peting for Michigan. The actual
twelve men though who can score
points will not be made known until
just before the meet begins, when the
delitqiet stsents have had ever
bit of time allowable in which to re-
move their conditions. The events
and entries will be as follows:
Forty-yard dash-For Notre Dame
P. J. Corcoran, W. E. Fox, W. W.
OBrien. For Michigan, J. J. Nufer, C,
M. Leiblee, F. W. Hartsburg, C. T.
Forty-yard hurdles - For Notre
Dame, M. B. Herbert. For Michigan,
J. F. Mchean, F. W. Hartsburg.
Half-mile run--For Notre Dame, P,
J. Corcoran, F. Steele F. Butler, M
Connors. For Michigan, H. W. Hayes5
H. J. Levis, W. T. Fishleigh, J. B,
Mile run-For Notre Dame, F,
Steele, F. Butler, M. Connors. For
Michigan, H. W. Hayes, H. T. Levis, J.
B. Wood.
Pole vault-For Notre Dame, J. J.
Sullivan. For Michigan, C. E. Dvorak.
W. T. Fishleigh, L. N. Udell.
High jump-For Notre Dame, M. B.
Herbert J. J. Sullivan. For Michigan,
F. M. Tryon J. F. McLean, A. Arm-
strong, R. T. Hollister.
Shot put-For Notre Dame, J. C.
Eggeman, J. Fick. For Michigan, R.
J. Seigmund, C. F. Bliss, J. S. Robin-
Relay race-For Notre Dame, P. J.
Corcoran, M. B. Herbert, M. C.
" (Continued on page 3)

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but in thouglut and composition his ora- ate precehiug fhe pinic of 1892, tusi-
thou was inferior. Mr. Holland chose uess hat hees gosd snd credits sere
for his subject "Leon Gambetta."He gsrea bt etnde. Got during tflut
exemplified Gambetta as a true patriot, time our currency was being suspect-
mentioning the numerous oppositions ed, not only abroad, but at home. The
of the times under -which he labored, silver laws of 187S and 1890 were re-
and portrayed how successfully lie sponsible for this condition. During
succeeded by his untiring efforts, in this era there was considerable specu-
paving the way for the foundation of lotion, especially in real estate. In
the French republic.. I"892 the depression began to be felt.
The thirds peaker Charis - C. each year it grew worse, the Wilson
Shoyer, '01, chose for his subject tariff hiw of 1894 and the political ag-.
-Iutis Kossuth." He traced throughi itation of 1896 making conditions
carefully the life of his subject, and 0h 1 election in 189( lid not afford im
pointed out tow hie worked against th t mediate relief, as had been hoped by
inevitable during his whole career many. The country was not yet reay
although he was for the right. for prosperity. After the passing of,
At this point of the program an the Dingley tariff bill in 1897 a great,
organ solo wNas rendered by Mr change was apparent. Comnodities
Emanuel Anderson. Inose in value, and factories re-opened.
Folowsing the organ solos George W IReal estate was the last to revive.
Moxey winner of first place, spoke "Chicago was one of the last cities;
upon his chosen subject, "Webster's to succumb to the depression and one
Reply to Hayne." It is sufficient to of the last to recover. This was due
say that it was largely the masterly to the World's Fair in 1893.
way in which le handled his subject 'in financial matters this nation ha
manide its onuhlistorty. Ito great mone-
that won him the first place. His voice tary prestige has arisen almost within
was very pleasing to listen to, but he a generation. The men who have gone
did not warm up to his subject very through these panics have learned a
much. His oration received the closest lesoon they cannot forget.
"These depressions are due more to
attention throughout, the abuse of prosperity than to adver-
The fifth speaker was Francis L. sity. Over-confidence in men and
Church, whose subject was "The Evo. things has resulted in speculation and
lution of American Liberty." He fol- has precipitated bankruptcy. But all
our impetus to industrial achievement
lowed the development of the Ameri- has been and is still dependent on the
can constitution and liberty from its generous exercise of credit. The de-
earliest beginnings, through each of its velopment of all our great resources
successive stages, down to its present of today is thearesuit of the trust re-
highdegee o pefecton.He ws aprisal in men and in industrial inter-
high degree of perfection, He was a ests they represent. The causes of the
very earnest speaker and brought panic, are, therefore, moral rather than
many forcible climaxes. mechanical,
The sixth and last speaker of the "Manufacturers should beware of
making sudden and great changes in
evening was John A. Montgomery. His their plants. Many other manufac-
subject was one 'which appeals to turers are doing the same, and the re
every true, patriotic American, "Alex- (Continued on page2)

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