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T" Dickinson-State Debate is a thing of the past, and " How
have the mighty fallen 1" With the prestige of being the•
best law-school in this State, and with the flush of last
year's victory still upon their brow, the Dickinsonians hoped to•
again come off triumphant, but, alas ! for mortal predictions, ere ,
they were aware they were enveloped in the coils of our wily
debaters, and though they were confident of two successive vie-
tories, yet this was but the forerunner of the morrow's defeat,
and whereas there was gloom in their camp on the night of the.
Fifth, yet Saturday's news did but add to their sorrow. Aside.
from the natural effects of defeat, their treatment of our men
was the most cordial. The programme was opened with music,
and then Dr. Reed, in a short but very pleasing address, intro
duced Hon. R. M. Henderson as the presiding officer. The.
judges were Hon. W. W. Greist, of Lancaster, Pa., Prof. Henry
Gibbons, UniVersity of Penn'a, and Hon. J. H. Stranahan, of
Harrisburg, Pa. The question for debate was—Resolved, That
United States Senators should be chosen by a direct vote of the
people in the respective States, with State's ; ,'Team, consisting of
H. P. Wood, '99, L. M. Reno, 'oi, and W. H. Thomson, '99,
defending the affirmative, and the Dickinson Debators—J. M..
Arters, F. E. Craver, and C. E. Burchenal—upholding the nega
tive. In the opening speeches the speakers spoke in the order
named, but Dickinson opened the rebuttal and the speakers were
in the following order:—For Dickinson, F. E. Craver, C. E.
Burchenal, and J. M. Arters; for State, L. M. Reno, W. H.
Thomson, and H. P. Wood. Mr. Wood gave a history of the
question, why so settled, and showed these reasons no longer
exist. He then explained the different changes in the Constitu--
tion and showed the people demand a change, as also do the.
House of Representatives and the State Legislatures. Having es
tablished these points he then proceeded to prove the change
would be in harmony with the spirit of our government. State's
second speaker, L. M. Reno, then proceeded to prove the present