The oratorical contest took place in New York last evening. The following is the order of the speakers : -
Madison, James H. Mason. Subject : "Progress and Penalty."
Princeton, Charles L. Williams. "Our Mother Tongue,"
St. John's, P. A. Hendrick. "Principle."
University of the City of New York, W. J. Roome, Jr. "The Cuban Revolution."
Rutger's, S. Miller. "Expression of Thought."
College of the City of New York, Paul Krotel. "Everlasting Man."
Wesleyan, T. C. Martin. "Channing."
Lafayette, J. J. Grant. "The Convictions of Labor."
Northwestern, Conrad Haney. "The Ideal Man."
Syracuse, J E. Ensign. "The Fulfilment of a National Ideal"
- At the Academy of Music the proscenium boxes have been offered to professors in previous years, but they have not availed themselves of their privileges, and this year the boxes have been for sale. There has been a brisk competition for them by Greek letter societies. The Psi Upsilon, Alpha Delta Phi, and Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternities took boxes.