It is announced that the Conference Francaise will hold its first meeting for the year Wednesday evening. Dr. P. B. Marcou, the new instructor in the French Department, will speak on Victor Jacquemont, a writer of the early part of this century, whose literary talent and adventurous career entitle him to a wider renown than posterity has granted him. He travelled extensively in the Orient and once had an opportunity to become viceroy of Cashmere. Among those who have promised to address the Conference later in the year are Professor Van Daell, of the Institute of Technology; Professor C. H. Grandgent, superintendent of Modern Languages in the Boston schools; Dr. Freeman Snow, etc. The Conference Francaise means business this year and we are glad to see it.