The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, May 31, 1902, Page 9, Image 9

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Beranton. In reflects credit on tho penco
loving, Boiil-limplt Iiir- poiw nnd daughters
of Cnmhrla who lmvo so Indelibly left
the Imprests of their Intents on tills splen
did, Intellectual community. I deslru to
I hunk tho management for so plgmtlly
honoring mo nnd will close my remarks
with the enduring hope thnt this ooiiricw
nf melody may not only enlist 11 keener
tnsto for tbo Olvlnesl of nils, but Unit It
tuny bo the meiins of bringing lis closer
together nnd timlin ns woithy momhers
of tho'-brothorhond nfiimn. ,
The ArlonB entertained nguln, this
time with Ifnssbueniler's "Das dcutsdio
lilcd," the song which wus siinp In the
contest nt the Nntlonul Siicngcrfest for
the Kaiser Wllhelni trophy. It Is u
rund song nnd wns grandly rendered
tho Northampton choir, nnd the tcnorn
nnd bassos Imd n tendency of scooping
The West Sernnton pnrly used too
tunny plnnos, the adjudicator said, In
substituting two Uprights for one grand.
They were too fust In their tempo nnd
flattened their tones slightly. Tho
AVIlkes-Harre party had good soprntios,
but their ultos and buss were not bo
good. Tho general rendition, however,
wns better than the first two parties
named, ami they were awarded the spc
ontl prize. '
The first prize was given by tho ad
judicators to the tltlca pnrly for their
general beauty of tone and excellent
rendition all the wny through.
The announcement of the winners
wjis followed by great cheering.
President of the Night Session.
by n grand aggregation of singers. The
big nudlcnce went Into raptures over It.
For an encore they sang one of Leader
Clunssen's compositions, a dainty
lullaby, mote than half of- which Is
hummed. This provoked applause
quite as hearty as that accorded the
rendition of the first number.
Two songs by II. Evan AVIlllams,
"Sound An Alarm," and for an encore
number an old Welsh song, such as
Lcould only come from the Inspiration of
such n largo nnd sympathetic audience,
IVIlIlams sung as if competing for
orld's honors. Thnt the audience
Irani great music can well be believed.
no was accompanied by Dan Proth-
Judge Edwards announced the find
ing of the adjudicators In the contest
for the Scranton Tribune prizes of 550
and $10 for the best and second best
Knglish poem on "In Memoilam Mc
Klniey." "Englvle," George S. Phelps,
of Leadvllle, Col., was awarded llrst
prize, and "Amber," John A. Foote, of
Aniibald, the second prize. Mr. Foote
is now a student at Georgetown uni
versity. He has won many prizes in
literary competitions.
The winning poems and Judge Ed
wards' adjudication will be found in
another column:
Only two parties appeared to try for
the $300 and $100 prizes offered for the
ladles' choruses. These were:
1. Cccllian Ladles' chorus, of Utlca, N.
Y OS voices: Professor Iorwcrtli T. Dan
iels, leader; Robert Owens, accompanist.
2, Scranton Ladles' Choral society, SO
voices; Mrs. D. B. Thomas, leader; Mis
Norma Williams, accompanist; John T.
Watklns, assistant.
Tho Scranton chorus won first prize.
The adjudicators had no hesitancy in
declaring the Utlcans well worthy of
the second prize. Mrs. Thomas stood
on a chair to lead her choir and swung
her baton with a. grace worthy of Sou
pa. When she was led to the platform
by her vanquished opponent, the audi
ence broke forth into a mighty burst
of applause.
Adjudicator Price said the Uticans
had very good voices, but sang too
fast to permit of the production of ex
pression. Tho Scranton ladles main
tained better time. "The Spanish Gyp
sy," by Lassen, and "Nos Calen" (New
Year's Eve), by J. W. Parson Price,
were the competitive pieces.
In the soprano solo contest was
heard the best solo singing of the eis
teddfod,, competitions. The contestants
1. Mrs". Robert Owens, t'tica, N. Y.: nc
rompanlst, .Miss Leila Rine, XTtica, N. Y.
2. Mrs. Edith Meckel, Scranton; accom
panist, Sirs. D. II. Thomas.
". Mrs. Frank lirundage. Scranton; ac
companist, Professor Haydn Evans.
Adjudicator Price declared the sing
ers to be the possessore of three very
good soprano voices. The first was a'
trifle thjn and somewhat lacking In
color, and the second was faulty in th'at
the tempo wns bad. Of the third, Mrs,
Rrundagej It &eemed, Parson Price
could not say too much. He declared
that he and Mr. Damrosch could not
help but discuss her as a "Mlchaella"
in Carmen. Her beautiful, expressive
voice, he said, belonged In grand opera.
She was by far the best, he declared,
Mrs, Hughes, It will be remembered,
won the soprano solo prize at tho Pan
American eisteddfod. The prize of $10
was donated bv Dr. John O'Malioy,
"The Better Land," by Cowen, was tho
competitive piece.
Evan II. Roberts, of Slatlngton, won
the $10 prize given by Dr. J. J. Roberts,
for the best tenor rendition of the
Gounod "Lend Mo Your Aid." The
other competitors were Thomas 11,
Williams, of Bangor, and Owen E,
Wllllnins, of Bangor. Mr. Damrosch
declared them to bo three ambitious
nnd talented young singers.
The Arlons once more entertained
with "Itobln Adair," In German, and a
dainty little song in low' voice.
Then canio the closing, and chief event
of the musical end of the eisteddfod,
tho contest for mixed chorus for prizes
of $1,000 nnd $250. The competitive
piece wiib Mendelssohn's "Tho Night Is
Departing." It was 10.10 when UiIh com
petition began nnd neurly midnight
when It was completed. The entries
Wfie as follows;
No. 1, Kuithampton Choial society; J,
u iiuerr John, of Uangor, leader; lw
Diet's; suss com. iiendor, accompanist.
No. -. Scranton Choial society; Lewis
i'uvih, or West Scranton, leader; 170
iwi; Wj. jj, h, Tlionms mid T, Iteavo
limes, accompanists. .
No. a, Wllkes-Hnrre Choral society;
.1 ilm Lloyd Evans, Wllkea-Ilavrc, leader;
h olcen; Lovero Stylos, accompanist.
JM, I. Philharmonic uoclcty. of Utlca,
.. ; Iorwcrtli T, Daniel, leader; m
dices; Roljeif Owens, accompanist.
They sang In tho above order, tho
mder being (Ixed by lot.
While waiting for the adludlcatlon,
Hie audience arose and sang "Huddera
mid," Tlio song wns familiar (o fully
half of the audience and as a rouse
iiuencp not less than iOOO voices Joined
In Its Hinging.
The adjudication on the mixed chorus
competition was given by Walter Dam.
roach, lie paid all the four eiolrs snAg
with enthusiasm, spirit and In good
time. Nearly all of them sung too fust,
however, and some of the passages were
blurred,, m,
A1J seemed to be engaged In a nun
rush to get through, and the result was
rather niurrcd, There was a rather
reedy quality of tone la the voices of J
George S. Phelps, of Lcadvllle, Col,,
won the first prize or $r0, anil John A,
Foote, of Archbatd, tho second prize of
$10, offered by the Hcrnuton Tribune for
the llrsl and second bijst English poems,
of not more than one hundred and fifty
lines, on the subject, "in Memorliun
Appended Is the adjudication, made
by Judge Edwards mul Prof. Howell,
and the prize-winning poems:
Twenty dmpctllnrtt liavo entered tho
eontCMt foi the prizes offriVd by The
Hamilton Tribune for the best "In Mr
morlam" In honor of the late President
MclClnley. Tho competition Is a formid
able one. not only In the number of con
testants, but us well In the literary and
peollc excellence of the productions sub
mitted. As might be expected, some of
tho competitions arc the work of novices,
who are to be commended for the ef
forts they liavn made, but who could not
pr.sslbly entertain any hope of gnlnlng
the victor's laurels. Vqr the benefit of
the contestants, wo make a few com
ments on the work of each:
1. II. K. PII01IOT. Only rorty Hues;
full of woe and with tender touches hero
and there.
:.'. LACKAWANNA. Contains n con
densed epltomo of tbo great events of
MoKlnley's life. The rhyme Is easy: but
tho sentiment only ordinary.
::. D. K. GRIFFITHS. A very common-place
piodiictlon and Is defective In
grammar and orthography.
I. JESS JONES. Mediocre as a lller
ary effort, although some of the Ideas are
mans" for "men" or "mankind" Is un
pardonable. The oftott does not arise
above mediocrity.
. e. Tl'NER. A very short and Incom
plete poem, although It has an occasional
hint of poetry.
7. AMICUS. Gives n good review nf
McKlnley's life, but the rhythm and ca
dence halt here and there. Some of the
expressions are commonplace.
S. SOLOMON. Similar In character to
No. 7 Amicus; same criticism.
P. CYMRO. Ideas very good, although
they might bavo been clothed In more
poetic language.
10. MYFANWA". Rhythm easy and
sentiment appropriate; only occasionally
reaching to the high standard of poetic
11. MELANCTIION. A poem of excel
lent quality. Why did the author halt at
the slxtyfourth line when he was per
mitted to continue bis good work?
12. RYRON. Rhythm natural and
graceful; sentiment tender and poetic;
stands well In the competition.
1.1. LA.MENTIJM. Too biographical In
form; this leads Inevitably to prosaic,
expressions; shows creative power In
several of the verses, especially the last
three or four.
II. CARITOS. Sixty graceful acd
poetic lines, showing the touch of an
experienced hand.
33. GWENDOLYN. The movement of
the rhythm Is not always even: but tho
Ideas nro poetic and often expressed with
vigor and Intensity.
Wo have made the foregoing brief
Where kings and pi luces reign; and
manhood own'd
The noblo life and purity of thought
That marked his upward way, whoro high
ho stood
On Fame's Etemnl Mount, Our Nation's
And those who tov'd him here, strong
henrls and true,
Have named him best, In all that serves
to mako
The grandeur if n life well spent, that
To human hearts tho hope of better
And so wo come to speak his praises
To picture as we mny, th' true nobility
Of one. who rests today wrapt In tho love
Of trusting hearts, Unit knew his Innate
the red trnrs of her fallen
comments without reference to the rcl.i
tivo standing of each poem. As will eas
ily be observed, some of the productions
are much superior to the others. At
least half a dozen of tho fifteen men
tioned occupy a fair place in the compe
tition. There aro Ave now lemainlng,
and we have come to the conclusion that
the real contest lies between the five.
Either one, standing alone, would be
worthy of the chief prize; but It Is our
duty to discriminate and compare, and, If
possible, to select thu best out of the
3G. RTGKL, A sweet, tender poem,
breathing throughout the spirit of a true
"In Memorlam." While we are satisfied
with only ninety lines from this author,
wo would lie more pleased with the addi
tional number aliowtd by the limit set
for the contest.
1". BRITON. A poem of considerable
merit. Tho outward mechanical adoi'iv
ment of the composition Is a work of art
u have read tho poem several times
with much satisfaction.
IS. F. P. WINTERMFTE. An excel
lent poem. The only criticism we venture
to mako Is that the introductory Invoca
tion to the Muso is somewhat elaborate
and ambitious for so short a poem.
3!). AMRER. Another good poem: al
most faultless In constiuctlon, nnd re
plete with poetic Ideas.
30. ENGIVIE. On tho whole, we con
seder this the best poem hi the competi
tion. It bears the Impress of high liter
ary culture and Is Instinct in almost
hits' lines with the spirit and fire of
true poetry. We think tb'o author de
votes too many lines to tho Spanish
American war. Nevertheless, this Is
only a slight fault, considering the qual
ity i if the work.
After considerable discussion and com
parison and after muny readings of the
pooms, we have finally concluded lo
award tho first prize to Englvlo and the
second pr)zo to Amber.
II. M. Edwards.
I concur In the adjudication and awaid.
George Howell.
The Prize Winner.
Following Is the prize-winning' poem
which was written by George S. Phelps,
of Leadvllle, Pa under the pen name,
"Kngivie." It Is given herewith:
As sinks the sun to rest, nt clnso of day,
Amid the roseate splendors of the west;
Where lies th' mystic beauty of th' gol
den sea.
Whoso vailed hues mo ever HI at rest,
So memoiy comes, with colors more di
vine, To pulul tho Rloiy of a deathless name
High In th' "Hall uf Fame"; and on tho
Of history to place another name,
Crown'd with the lustio of immortal
Honor and Glory, Fame! for him who
Within Unit "narrow house," the vie.
tor's crown.
Aye, wreaths of Immurtelles, u nation's
Wo hear again tho Head of maitlul
Tho Mutlled drum's deep tones of grief
and woe
The soft, sad music o'er tho voiceless
Wo seo our starry flag, entwined with
And bud and bloom. Hint shed their per-
fum'd life
About th' cnlllii'd form; cordons of sol.
Horse and foot, throngs on Huongs, u
living mass '
That press Uidr way, for yet another
1'ppn tho placid face of him whobo foim
Was lying there, waiting its fluul test,
Tho Bvat nnd good, tho rich and poor
W(s there, '
To do him rcvcience. who eist-wlillo )lv'd,
Th' Btut,esmim of his age; a. crowned
In patriot hearts and homes, where free
dom lives
And sIiciIh'IIh benediction o'er u land
Wlicro God himself hath wrought, In
thought and work,
Th' llborty 'it man, the matchless splen-
dor. w
Of u land, to be the "Star of Empire"
Lending on to mom resplendent glory.
"Gnat man and good,'' tho ver,lin 0(
x world
lie was of lowly birth: no herald's voice
Proclaimed kind tidings of the natal hour,
That gave to earth, this child of common
Me rose unaided and iilone; by work
And 'toll, he nuirk'd th' way to high
And ns the cry for help went up, when
Grim visage swept the angry sky, hn
A slilpllng to the field where rng'd th'
battle's storm,
And In the ranks that fought at Free
dom's call.
He did his parr, and to his country gavn
Young ninnhoodVs years; and then with
well earnect rank,
lie bravely sought to reach those ginndcr
Whcru Honor w.-tlts to crown her daring
In council hall, In State and Nalion both,
His voice rang out In freedom's cause,
Ills name became the synonym of pnw'r,
And glorv mark'd him for her own, and
T'pon his brow her wreath of fame, and
Within ills hands th' helm to guide and
O'er th ocean's way, the grand old "Ship
of Stale."
Full well the work was done. The Na
lion heal il
The call of stricken ones, their hopes
Their luiids despoiled and desolate, beneath
Tbo iron heel of dark, despotic power;
Tho cry of famished lips that roso to
From c'rii"h'd and bleeding hearts and
iiiln'd homes.
That told the tale of Cuba's crlmson'd
Wet v,lth
lu avc
And when tho curtaln'd shadows of the
Had spread thick daikness' o'er Havana's
And th' fair stars had closed their
gllt'rlng eyes.
A blow was struck, that shook the
mighty deep
Where lay tho "Maine," wrecked by tho
Of dastard hands: beneath that star-
gem'd flag,
Which but a few short hours before was
By stalwart tars, "proud ensign of the
Weie crushed and mangled forms; while
th' rod wine
Of pntrolt blood flowr'd thro' th' great
ship's side.
Freedom wept, as th' "Recording Angel"
His pen of fire, and wrote those deathless
1'pon the Martyr Roll of Liberty.
Tears for our dead! but Justice drew
her sword.
And at the call of him who watca'd
In th' high tower of Freedom's hallow'd
The nation rose and threw Us gl.uit arms
On land and sea, round its despotic foe;
And Spanish power and hate, dend in th'
It fnshlon'd for tho form of Liberty,
Gave birth to freedom's day star in the
And flx'd tli" bow of promise In th' dis
tant west.
Peace spread her wings; th' glory of
Manila Bay,
Tin splendor of th' charge up "San
Juan Hill,"
Tho "Captain's fight," where steel-clad
monsters met
'Mid smoke and (lame, and battle shot
and shell,
That left upon a rock-bound const the
Of mighty battle-ships, marking tho
' rinse
Of Spain's illustrious deeds and regal
Where patriot valor crush'd her tyrant
Leaving an herltapo of peeiless deeds,
To crown th' dauntless courage of th'
North nnd South.
I'aptlsed anew In the red flame of war:
From lake frlug'd north, to sunny south
land, rang
Glad shouts of victory: from tho far cast
To "Golden Onto" nnd distant Orient,
Tho voice of Liberty proclaimed tho death
Of tyrant rule, tho birth of Freedom's
Again the nation spoke; and he, whose
Had stecr'd tho "Ship of State" thro1
tioubl'd ways,
Once mere wni call'd to take tho helm,
and guide
To Destiny's wide Imperial port,
I' air Freedoms ship, upon the peaceful
Wheio commerce market tho wny to
high hiiccess,
illo took the helm, and grandly sped that
Willi sullr full' sot, o'er the white .jvave
of Hope:
Short day, his voice was heard In lov'd
And ai ho stood, in manhood's strength
and pow'r, .
Where thouhunds waited for his earnest
Ho told of work well done, of promls'd
Then, with prophetic voice, declar'd the
To grand achievements nnd. a nntlon'i
Those hulls whero Science, Art and
Genius sat,
Rung with glud shouts. nnd loud huzzas,
nor told
How soon tli' night or grief would shroud
th' matchless day. i throngs, tho high and low, tbt
great, and good,
rn.'fs'd on to giusp that noble hand and
What thoughts would fall from lips of
eloquence. ,
Sinllli'i? i stood, Willi gracious mien,
chisp'd hands.
And gc.vo to all, kind words of hope and
. low;
E'en took the Judas hund, (hut struck
him down, J
Apl fell, Columbia's martyred ton.
Fat owe II,
Bravo hcnrtl for you a nation's tears aro
Oh, n.uii of matchlcsti inouldl Oh, spirit
Enuqbled by tho breath of God-like
Thrilling a soul, (lira with the melody
Of good to man. Heir to eternal fame!
Wrapt lu th drajiry of a pcoplo's love.
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"We how our heads to Him who rules on
And weejilniT say, "God's will, not ours,
bo done."
Took Second Prize.
Tho poDin that won second prize was
written by John A. Foote of Archhald
who signed his poem "Amber." It fol
The muffled drums throb out their talo
of srlef,
Tho sullen, boomhiK Runs disturb tho
Of willing bugles, while from every
Tho vJilcwed Hags In rippling motion
(I aro
Their rtilnru In the wealth of summer
Tho nation mourns her chief!
Vet th"je aru but tho hiisklngs of our
limit to the cry that swells Columbia's
LIUo Nrntuno moaning era ho sinks to
i est
hcn n'tr his brow tho briny ripples roll.
The Lord has willed It, nnd he lies at
The bloom of his great purpose now Is
Ho tilled the field of llfo, with tlrelefs
And with his faith adorned Its rugged
Xor elo'jen his cars to Duty's hard du
ni. mils
Which way tho service pres't
Whether a .bonded nation from afar
Cried lor tho aword, and, by tho sword,
Or riitlilcfcx greed, Insulting gentle peace,
Its cuiiiiliig purposo masked with scowl
ing war,
And now, O nalnted twain, who through
thu n'l.iit
Of hurt Id treachery have passed before
And stand In glory's pure, eternal nave
Tho Hist, who op'e'd tho white, unsullied
Of h)tiied, freedom to the shackled slave,
Huprenif lu virtue's ilsht, ,
And ho, who boro hlnibelf above the
UmMul. yet with gen'rous heart to aid
I.u comes u third wlioo fame bhatl
never fade ,
Whlltf tiiiu enduie, or poctB have power
lf sorgl
Hut not like ye, did ho lay down his life;
Thu nation smiled wth happiness and
Tho lUhla wero fdeaming, rich with
gulden grain,
No fearful feud was rent by War's rc-
No titter wrong was mooted on tho plain,
No spleen of party sUrlfe;
For Ilka a husbandman at harvest's
Who, thnnking Gort for all tho season's
Hecks nothing of the viper In his Held,
He fell, n mark to blind, insensate crime.
We strive for Justice, yet our heart's
The blinded Fury, born In deadliest hate,
In ignoinnce mid tyranny's misrule,
Still seeks Us lawless appetite to sate,
Still stalks abroad, half demon and half
From out Its foreign lair;
Wo know not whero to seek It, though It
Its cover In our cities and our towns,
And raises up Its hydra-heud, and frowns
To learn our constant vigilance never
Turn not thy favor from us, Mighty God,
U'en tliqiiKh we seem to ralso our plain
tive' cry
Against Thy will, for ever do our minds
Cling weakly to the earth, Thy purposo
Alilasin with awful majesty that blinds
Sesnis but a chastening rod;
And bo, as aged men, recalling youth,
Feel n greut loss, the which they cannot
Our hearts aro heavy, Iut our tongues
are weak
To tell the htory of our grievous ruth.
Wo Enw our chief on architect of fate,
Ilulldlng tho nation's greatness by the
Of nut-cent speech and trenchant thought,
that swayed
The minds of other men to bear a part
And well protect the corner-stone he laid
In wtso nnd bold debate;
And thobe who blindly closed our eyes,
Carping against tho good we would not
When Time, the wizard, set our vision
free, '
liaised up our voices, and declared him
w '.ic.
Hut wiser still and Justly firm, though
And tender lu his Justice, did he gain,
As ruler of the nation, greater trust
And truer praise than any monarch's
When munhood stood for bestial battlo
And honor shrank dollied :
For far und wide, glad Labor's solemn
Welled up from whirring wheel and
wattled greep,
In overy mart prosperity was seen,
On every highway 1'rogress surged along.
And, great of heart, he Joyed to see the
Of blctitv for Ids ucoulo not lu vain;
I'o knew tho pearly diadem of peaco
Ket on tho brow of Virtue could not wane
Tho honor of tho nation, nor, would cease
Our manhood, though wo rest;
For ho had borno tho shock of lurid war
When brother fought with brother, hate
with hate.
He know full well the lesson taught by
When Carnage drove abroad his gory car.
But gieat of heart, though knowing this
and more.
He counted not the cost when Duty
The dark Virgin of the Curlbees
Crying uloud for freedom's boon awoke
And sped a message o'er the coralcd
Unto our friendly shore
A trumpet blast, to wake a quivering
Responsive In each freedom-loving
And In that hour ho played tho sage's
Calm In his trust, though ruthless battle
Yet not alono for prowess with the
Nor ptegnant counsel given to tho stute
Will future generations call mm wise
And sober-mantled History deem him
Ileneuth all human aots u motive lies
And pi also or blnnio Is poured
With such Impartial hand, tliut each one
Ills meubui'o lu proportion as his heart
Was freo from selfish prldo or narrow art
And Ifilgo with ample dole for human
And so, wo loved him that ho was a man
And manhood painted round his every
Tho halo which it borrows from afar
O wifely hcurt! by grief so sorely racked,
Breuk pot, that ho hus crossed the
st oi my bar
Which life must span!
For you, who knew tho sweet, sustaining
Of sympathy, which from his nature
In the durk hour of sorrow are upheld
By the crescendoed glory of his death.
He bulldcd well and wisely, for his deeds
lu life were but as stepping stones that
Curved with a wealth of beauteous de
vice, ,,
To tho great radiance of his dying bel;"
For, like thut greater man, who paid the
Of death for human needs,
Ho breathed forgiveness on the coward
son '
Of Frenzy, who, with treuch'rous, smil
ing, face,
Felled htm to tho earth, and, strong In
heavenly grace,
Yielding his life, exclaimed: "Thy will b
Tho muffled drums throb out their tale ot
The sullen, booming guns disturb tha
Ot walling bugles, while from every
Tho widowed flags In rippling motion
Their colors In thq wealth of summer
The nation mourns her chief
Yet placed In endless glory, will hts dusk
Speak In Us smallest grain, with olarlon
To teach the truths that endlessly aro
In realms beyond the talpt ot mortal
When tho German societies had finished
singing nt tho morning session, It wua
quite apparent to tho Welsh people pres
ent that "there are others." This com
petition was one of the stiongest features
of tho eisteddfod,
Dan Frothcrie, Sins, Una, of Milwau
kee, Wis., tho old leader of tho far
famed "Cymrodorlons" of 1S3J, lecolved
a hearty welcome when he wim Introduced
as tho accompanist of Gwllym Miles, In
singing "Hen Wlad fy Nhudaii." Duu'a
popularity among Scranton pooplo 13 un
limited. "The llttlo fellow with tljo big volco" Is
tho way some ono roforred to Gwllym
Miles, tho Inimitable soloist. Ho Is a
typical (Welshman und a popular fuvoiilo
III tho eisteddfod as well us on tho con
cert stage.
Tho peoplo who henid Kvan Wlllanv
sing "Lend Mo Your Aid" on Thursday
night, nro not through talking about lc
yot. Ills rendition of this olovatlug'eong
Is certainly an. Inspiration to nil who
hear It. . ' ' ' "
Judga Edwards mid that nt tho Don
ver eisteddfod ho was known as tho ".Mas
ter of Ccromohles,"- which reminded him
of being ut a bull. He clciuly defined
tho ditties of the "president" and "con
ductor," und Bpoke nf their positions In
relation to the elsteddofod.
Mrs. Wu(er Damrosch, who Is u daugh
ter of tho lato gained G. Ihalne, became
a. pronounced favorite lu thu eisteddfod
and made irjwiy friends by icr affability.
She wa",iii'troduced. lo pwuy by.Mta. R,
T. lilaiOiK;, '.VV,
Tho Misses' Oleason and. Rock, of Utlca,
.who uls'o epmpejed pu tho contralto coin,
sang exceedingly .weM- Roth possess su
perb voices. v " ' . -
Miss Via Joncu, of AVest Scranton. win
ner of tho contralto solo, "liopu On," is a
pupil of Professor John T. Watklns. Shu
Continued on Pugo 10.)
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