Elocutionary Contest, 1899

The Epworth League made sure Cook’s Opera House was the place to be in Skidmore on a Saturday night in 1899.

Ad for an elocutionary contest in 1899. Text of ad follows.
From the January 27, 1899 Skidmore Standard, page 8.

Ad reads, “Elocutionary Contest at Cook’s Opera House, Tuesday Evening, January 31st, 1899. Under the Auspice of the Epworth League. Prices, 35, 25, 15. Seats on sale at T. L. Howden’s. Programme. Voluntary – Mandolin Club. Prayer – Rev. Robison. Solo – Miss Ruth Parrish. Song – Male Quartette. Music – Ashbrook’s Mandoline Club. Selections: “The Face on the Floor.” “The Rum Maniac.” “Lingarella the Gypsy Flower Girl.” “Swore Off.” “The Old Actor’s Story.” “The Fireman’s Wedding.” The positions will be arranged after the contestants arrive. Solo – Miss Leona Wright. Music – Mandolin club. Solo – Mrs. Ida Howden. Presentation of Medal – Rev. J. W. Owen. Song – Male Quartette.”

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