The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 01, 1893, Image 13

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THE BATTALION. 11 an hour. This proved a failure as it was getting very cold. Then all turned home ward well pleased with the result of the hunt, and with a hearty good-bye to all, the party separated. Respectfully yours, Sergeant Wm. Fenley. Special IVTontHly JVIeeting. On Saturday night, Nov. 25th, though it was cold and stormv, there assembled in the chapel a few residents of the cam pus and quite a number of cadets to witness the first special meeting of the Calliopean society. Those w r ho "were there had no cause to regret that they had braved the inclem ency of the weather, for the meeting was well conducted and made interest ing throughout. The meeting began at 8:15 with de lightful music by the College Orchestra. After the sweet strains had died aw r ay, the President arose and with a few well chosen words cordially welcomed the assembled listeners ; they were doubly welcomed because they came through the rain to witness this, the initial meeting of the society. Music was then called for, and was well rendered by the society. The programme was then taken up which, was as follows : Essayists—Fitzgerald, A. Reclaimer—Jordan. Orator—B ruce. Question for debate—Does Morality Increase with Civilization? Affirma tive, Todd and Mays ; Negative, Gil bert and Meriwether. Mr. Fitzgerald, the essayist, acquitted himself in a very creditable manner, his subject, -Texas,” was well treated, and he revealed some startling facts and figures about our great State. The declaimer, Mr. Jordan, did great credit to himself and the Calliopean society. He delighted the hearts of the listeners for the next few minutes. His part being over with, music was again in order, after which Mr. Bruce held the listeners spellbound with an oration, the make-up of which showed that he was well acquainted with the subject, and he handled it in a manner that became a master mind. His subject was, “Our Southern People.” The debate now being in order, Pro fessors Brey and Adriance and Dr. Red were selected as tribunal. All the participants in the debate did well ; they showed that they had stud ied the subject thoroughly, and some very logical points were brought out on both sides. The tribunal decided, two in favor of the negative and one in favor of the affirmative ; they were dismissed with thanks. The orchestra then closed the meeting with a well rendered selec tion. There is no doubt that notwith standing the discouraging circumstances, the meeting was a grand success, and the society regrets that more w 7 ere unable to attend. The society intends to have another meeting soon, and it is to be hoped that circumstances will permit a. large attendance. Scribe. Society Hall. The meeting of the Austin Literary Society held November 18th being the first held in two weeks the members were glad to get back to their routine of work. The meeting was called to order by Vice-President Houston, President