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218 Ohio Arch

218      Ohio Arch. and Hist. Society Publications.

Kintz mandolin orchestra of Somerset, an organization com-

posed of "Little Folks".

The afternoon session at city hall was addressed by Col.

W. A. Taylor and Dr. P. A. Gordon and musical numbers were

contributed by Mrs. Frank Randolph and Mrs. Emma B. Bow-

man. A recitation by Mrs. Bess Comly-Cary was also greatly



One of the most enjoyable and brilliant events of the week

was the banquet at the Armory Monday evening, given in honor

of the home-comers.  Several hundred were present. Judge

Maurice H. Donahue presided as toastmaster. Responses were

made by Mayor Geo. S. Marshall of Columbus, Col. W. A. Tay-

lor, Prof. Rollo W. Brown of Wabash College, Crawfordsville,

Ind., and Randolph W. Walton of Columbus which were of a

very high order and were interesting

and entertaining. Excellent music se-

lections were furnished by Prof. J. K,

Murdock, Mrs. Bowman, Mr. S. A.

Roach and the Clark-Dillow orches-

tra.  Despite  the   intensely  hot

weather, the banquet was a great suc-




I know it is in very bad taste for a

toastmaster to inflict a speech upon

the guests. The instruments of tor-

ture have been carefully selected, and

the toastmaster performs his full duty

when he trains these gatling guns of oratory in your direction, to

work your discomfiture at their own sweet will, without adding

any further burdens to those you are already fated to bear.

This occasion is one, however, that might justify a "few

remarks." I know that a "few remarks" by a toastmaster is a

species of tort for which there is no adequate remedy at law. In

the language of the law they are damnum absque injuria. How-