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RAH!RAH!RAH!RAH! U.S.C. AH! Boom! Rah! Boom! Rah! Sis! Boom! Ah! The Intercollegiate Oratorical Contest H. K. PITMAN, U. S. C, WINNER Each of the Contestants Prodnced Fine Results An Exciting Race for Forensic Honors Among the Bright Young Men of Southern California Colleges —Ou.lir.es of the Orations Kah ! Rah ! Rah I Rail I U. S. C. Ah ! Boom! Rah! Boom! Kah! Sis! Boom! Ah ! This is what happened, or a small part of what happened, in the First M. E, church lust evening about 9:50, when Homer K. Pitman wa named as prize winner in the intercollegiate oratorical contest. The roar was Started by two of the "brazen-throated champions" of the i . „ , „ „ W. E. PARKER, '95, Occidental College THOMAS BRANSCOIBE. '98, Pomona College The Winner, HOMLR k. PITMAN, '97, U. S. C. >U. S. C, who sat on the front row, gor- I geous in blonde spring suits bedizened with scarlet ribbon, the college color, and each bearing a cane from which Moated joyously more streamers of ribbon. These canes periormed a very important jpnrt in the ceremonies, until the faces of 'the young men who manipulated them matched the ribbons in their lapels. Anyhow, the cry was whooped up on all sides, and then there were three cheers Ifor Pitman, and three more for the U. S. C and anxious inquiry was made, "What is the matter with Pitman?" Whereupon the immediate response, "He's all right;" then, "Who s all right?" and again the answer, "Pitman," with the accent on the Pit. The merry tin horn lifted up its little voice in the general din. and then the .other colleges, not to be vanquished be cause tbey were downed, let loose their yells until the air reverberated and the good Methodist chandeliers shook Iwith surprise at the general and un bounded joy and enthusiasm. Finally the wild tumult spent itself and the pro gramme was finished. But perhaps it would be well to mention what happened on the programme before the college yells interrupted. The full seating capacity of the church was taxed both up stairs and down, ana although there were no college gowns and mortar boards, the navy blue ami white (Pomona), the orange" and black (Occi dental), and the scarlet of the U, S. C, were brilliantly and beautilully in evi dence. Mr. Donald Urookman, president of the rt. (J. aud (J. A., presided. The opening number of the programme was a selection b" the ET. 0 orchestra fol lowed by a prayer by Rev. Dr. Condit, president of the Occidental college, after which the three orators took their seats on the pulpit platform and were greeted with tumultuous applause. Miss Lulu iPieper then sang Oodard's beautiful little [Berceuse charmingly, and the lirst oration fcf the evening was in order. Mr. Thomas r'airchilil Branscoinbe, of Pomona, whose subject was the Growth of Altruism, stepped to the front of the platform and paid his acknowledgments to the audi | ence. In brief bis remarks were as follows: In our social and individual problems our greatest difficulty is the selfishness of man; and our continued progress depends upon whether in our development our altru istic feelings are a growing factor. The injunction "love thy neighbor as thyself rr.ust be obeyed if we would reach relations most ideal. Fully com plied With, it not alone promotes indi vidual happiness, but solves the social problems of this and every time. Mr. Branscombe then went back to tbe time of Alexander and reviewed the gradual growth of sentiment and altru istic tendencies, ami the ob tacles they had to contend with, from that time to and through the crusades up to Napo leon and on to the present, when we may believe that we are slowly growing toward a love that knows not ■ell and a trust in a higher power than mere intellect. Po mona s orator closed with the consol ing remark that if the clouds of life grow dark as midnight and we seem upon a tossing, shoreless sea, let history then remind us that there Ls a power above— "our refuge, our strength." Amid the most cordial and appreciative applause the voting man sat down, and was imnie diately made the recipient of showers of flowers. His college mates, to the number of eighty-two, went lo the platform with both arms laden. Mr. Brookman next presented orator number two. William Edward Parker, from Occidental college, whose subject was: Is It Right? Over gory battlefields and by desolate homes he led his aivlicnce; through car nage and bloodsh n sight of eter nal hills and bec...ng crags: within THE CONTESTANTS earshot of the groans of dying hordes; ilown the sides of war-staind hills where HOWS the blood of prince and pauper alike, of bond and free. Mr. Parker wis.led to show that from the dazzling heights of ambition that had been reached by valiant soldiers, poets, orators, states men and kings, their immortal deeds still shone, 'but they had been deeds of Will it pay? rather than Is it right? The latter is the question that reverberates around the world, and comes ringing down the ages, an«l only when time dies in the arms of eternity will the last echoes of this grand question die away in tiie falhornless aoyss of space. Mr. Parker was even more submerged with Moral tokens than his predecesor had been, and then Mr. Homer K. Pit man of the I. S. c. was announced to speak on The Bane of Inequality. Law is universal, and the penalty of its transgression is certain. The universe is held together in one grand, harmuiiious whole by immutable law. If it were pos sible to suspend but for a moment the one force of gravity, cosmos would he thrown into chaos. What is true in the physical realm is true also in the social and moral. Man is bound to his fellows by bonds of mutual dependence. As wrong relations in the physical world produce confusion and destruction, so wrong relations between man and man produce strife and suffering. Among the erroneous ideas that by enforcement have Idled the past with ruins, none is more powerful than that of man's inequality. It is the underlying sentiment of class and race oppression, the fundamental principle of despotism and tyranny, ana upon its precepts is founded the institution of human slavery. The nations that ; " «■•--•- n&a > - the world in culture and achievement have been those that have granted the greatest freedom to their citizens and have been least enthralled by the bane of inequality. Greece towers high above all the nations of antiquity in the excellence of her at tainments and the grandeur of her civil ization. Vet Greece failed to grasp the I principle of equality in all its broad and far-reaching Significance. The beautiful I structure of her civilization, enriched LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 7, 1895. and adorned with her art. literature and philosophy, was made alooniy by tbe dark shadows of human slavery. Rome conquered tbe world through the power 01 her freemen. Yet. in her phil osophy, freedom and equality were the birthright of Romans alone. Restrained by no just conceptions of equity she pushed her conquests until over every na tion was raised the Roman standard. Hut the very causes most instrumental in bringing about the supremacy and re nown of the republic hastened its decline. Extensive conquests made Rome the slave market of the world, but the free dom of her citizens was destroyed by the serfdom of her captives. Slaves tilled the soil, while tbe idle, Impoverished free men flocked to the city, where, bowing at the feet of opulent and despotic lead ers, tbey sold their votes for bread. The mind wearies as it contemplates the dark ages following the fall of Rome, during which caste, feudalism, religious intolerance and despotism swayed the world. Yet all through that long, dark night of wrong the unseen hand of Om nipotence was moulding the affairs of men. that there might be ushered in the dawn of reason and lioerty. England awoke ami Magna Charts was wrested from tho unprincipled John, Luther dared to he a man. and after a long struggle the papal power was broken; but here upon the shores of America the morning light of that glorious day, whose sun shall never set, hurst forth in all its splendor when that iin mortal hand of patriots, breathing the free air of this new continent, dared iv the name of the eternal right to declare to an incredulous world that "all men are created equal." That this principle might be established our forefathers fought and died. But slavery, strange consort of freedom, continued to rest like a blight upon our fair land. Four hun dred thousand of Columbia's noblest sons sacrificed their lives ere the work of our ancestors was completed and equality of privilege granted to all. The past fifty years have marked an era of progress unrivaled in history, and free America leads the world. Yet ine quality in a new guise is still oppressing mankind with its pernicious bane. For merly it was serfdom, now it is monop oly. Yesterday men were enslaved by force; today by dire necessity. A great spirit of unrest has seized the laboring classes. Broadened intelligence brings increased wants, but to the laborer there is no proportionate increase of means wherewith to satisfy his desires for modern cultu c and refinement- Although America has no hereditary aristocracy, the excessive disparity be tween the conditions of capitalists and of laboring classes has produced social castes whose dividing lines are fast becoming more apparent. Not less clearly defined is the discrim ination between the idler and the toiler. That society should be so divided is due to a false idea as to the dignity of labor. It is an idea ingrained by experience, inbred by inheritence, and yet it is wrong—basely wrong! The words of the Master: "My Father worketh hitherto, and I work," shine out like a ray of sun light across a dreary way-a promise of the time when men sliall see that toil is honorable, and that grand ultimatum of existence, a glorious activity. The deep-rooted feeling of popular dis content that now pervades our country will never be dispelled until far-reaching changes have been made in our social system. Twice before in modern times has such a feeling of dissatisfaction seized the people; once preceding the great re ligious reformat ion and ones preceding tbe French revolution. In each 'case the dis content was met with apathy, and his tory is made sad with the results. If our statesmen continue to meet the present disquietude with indifference and say, with Louis XV., "After us the deluge," alas for society! Already extremists are advocating the overthrow of our whole social fabric. Pa ternalism and Socialism are abroad in the land, and theif pernicious though plausi ble theories, unless met with convincing argument, may Vie instilled into the minds of a restless people. Those who advocate these radical changes forget that the present social evils are not more a result of wrong rela tions than of right ones distorted. Thu bonds of mutual trust between employer and employee have been broken. Capital has forgotten that without labor it would be helpless, has forgotten that labor is entitled to a just proportion of the wealth it creates. Labor has forgotten that cap ital alone gives it employment, and that scattered wealth would be powerless. Both have forgotten that while there seems to be a clashing oi interests it is only temporary, and their highest inter ests are common aud can be best sub served only by mutual concord and equity, individuals have forgotten that wdiat is to the advantage of society is to their own advantage. Peace ami confidence will be established only when the acknowledged truth of human brotherhood becomes an organized factor in our social and com mercial life. The world must learn that the command of the Brest Teacher. "Love thy neighbor as thyself," was not i intended to be merely a kindly sentiment, but a golden rule that should govern the actions of men. The much needed changes in onr system can be successful only as they are founded upon the two-fold principle of equality ami brotherhood, lint let us have a linn and abiding faith in the future. When the glad day dawns—and it will dawn—in which men come to appreciate their privileges and to value labor aright, they will learn that there arc other em pires to conquer than that of Mammon. And w hen universal culture and moral ity shall have swept away all unjust In equalities, when man shall dwell with man in union and brotherhood, when Christianity shall throw its kindly in- j Huence over all, and love shall reign supreme then may wo justly be proud of a nation whose achievements are nobly and grandly good, whose citizens arc truly free, and wdiose motto is liberty, equality and fraternity. It was not a vety great surprise to any one in the audience when, after Miss Bovard had played one of Chopin's polo naises, and Miss Addic L. Murphy had read extremely well and Mrs. Edith Brown Young had sung Dudley Buck's Creole Lover's Song, the Bey. John t-ray, rector of St. Paul's, presented, with a neat little speech, the lirst prize medal to Pitman of the ' I". S. C. Then it was that the com motion which heads this article tooK place, although as soon as he hud linished there was considerable appreciation ex pressed and it was very justly bestowed. Sir. Pitman is."only lit years old. and is lour years younger than either of the o ber contestants, yet his oration was extremely clever and was delivered with considerable dramatic spirit. The prize is a medallion of rod gold, on the upper edge of which is a scroll with a laurel Wreath in green gold across it. tin the surface of the medallion are the letters S. C. I. O. A., the date 1895 and the words, first prize. Attached to tho medallion on either side is a laurel branch. On the scroll are the (Ireek characters, Delnos Legion, which mean literally, terrible in speaking, a supposititious en- C omium which the Greeks gave their ora tors and which was applied especially to Demosthenes. Following is the marking in the contest: COMPOSITION. DELIVERY. ! © t < ' I "? 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