The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 01, 1893, Image 14
' Fittuck being absent. Roll call found a
large attendance. The program Was
then taken up and the reader, essayist
and declaimer being absent, Mr. Cook
tindly ventured to fill the place of the
declaimer. He declaimed a piece' en
titled “The Parody on the Raven.” His
delivery was perfect and he held his
Audience with the attention due a genius
df that grand gift of elocutionary pow
er. During this time the Calliopean
society having adjourned, re-assembled
•in our haj.1; and among them was one of
Bryan’s most charming daughters, Miss
Duskie Walker, whose smiling counte
nance and pleasant looks lightened up
our society hall exceedingly, and will
state here that we thank this young lady
for her presence and hope she will make
us another visit soon.
After our brothers of the other society
Were seated the debate was begun. The
subject wasj Resolved that Gen. Hous
ton did not exercise good judgment in
giving Santa Anna his liberty. Mr.
Mills came forward as champion of his,
the affirmative side, and delivered an
eloquent speech ; then came Mr. Gross,
representing the negative side, and at
his conclusion the debate seemed about
a tie, but Mr. Fitzgerald volunteered, in
behalf of the affirmative side, and when
through with his little talk left the nega
tive side in rather a critical condition,
and but for the timely assistance of Mr.
Furguson the negative would have suf
fered defeat, but his burning eloquence
and oratorical ability carried it through
all dangers and finally won for it the
laurels of victorv, as the tribunal decided
two for negative and one for affirmative.
After the programme was finished a
motion was made that at our next
meeting we have only a short business
meeting and then adjourn in a body to
the special public meeting of the Callio
pean society to be held in the Assembly
Hall, which motion was carried and the
x The Dramatic Club.
At the last meeting of the Club Misses
McConnico, Webb, Shepard, Hutson,
Lagrome, Mrs. Morse and Mr. John Wal
dron were elected honorary members.
Gov. and Mrs. L. S. Ross and Lieut.
Morse have the most sincere thanks of
the club for many courtesies extended,
and the young ladies who assisted so
pleasantly in the recent play completely
won the hearts of all the college.
The Club feels much gratified at its re
cent success and ontemplates putting on
another play early in ’94.
November 25th bieng the night for
the special public meeting of the Calli
opean society, we assembled in our
society hall merely to transact some
important business and adjourn to the
meeting of the other societies. There
fore President Pittuck called the society
to order and after roll call Messrs. Coul
ter H. and Kerr E. took the oath of
allegiance and were accordingly declared
members of the society. After this cer
emony President Pittuck announced to
the society that the object of the meet
ing was for the purpose of electing new
officers, and upon approval of the society
the following officers were elected:
President, E, C. Jonas ; VicerPresi-
dent, E. G. Abbott ; Recording Secre
tary, A. Gross, (re-elected) ; Financial
Secretary, Watkins ; Treasurer, R. P.
Mills •; Censor, Mathews ; Critic, R.
Fowler; Sergeant at Arms, B. C. Pit-
tnck ; Corresponding Secretary, A. M.
Ferguson ; Librarian, F. Houston.