THE LAST MEETING OF THE SOCIETY THIS YEAR.
The subject for discussion was, "Resolved, that full rights be given to Jefferson Davis." The vote on the merits of the question, taken by secret ballot, resulted strongly in favor of the negative, by a vote of more than two to one, The principal disputants were, affirmative, E. A. Hibbard, L. S., G. P. F. Hobson, '86; negative, N. E. Coffin. '85, F. E. E. Hamilton, '87. The speeches of all these gentlemen were very able, and at times eloquent, and no better debate from the principal speakers has been heard this year than was listened to last evening. The vote on the skill of argument of these disputants was 15 to 2 in favor of the nagative. When the debate was thrown open to the house the following gentlemen spoke from the floor: Affirmative, Messrs. Sternbergh, '87, and Elgutter, '87; negative, McAfee, '87, Mahaney, '88, Merriam, '86, Garrison, '88, Hammerslough, '88, Saunders, '84, and Griffin, '88. The vote on the merits of the debate as a whole stood 12 to 2 in favor of the negative. Inasmuch as the approaching examinations and other causes prevented a full attendance, it was voted to postpone the election of officers until the first meeting next fall.