The trials of candidates for the 'Varsity Banjo Club, held Monday and Tuesday evenings brought out an abundance of good material. The ten men taken on for further trial all show considerable ability and can doubtless be worked into a good club. The new men must call at 2 Hilton's at 7 o'clock this evening, for their new music, as rehearsals will begin almost immediately.
The following were taken on for further trial:
Banjeaurines - E. D. Mulford '97, E. L. Millard '98, N. Perkins '98.
Banjos - A. S. Knudsen '96, J. Harrison '96, F. F. Lamson '97.
Guitars - G. Gray '96, H. G. Hooper '98, H. E. Pickering '97, D. J. Fales '97.
Freshman Debating Club.The question of challenging the Yale Freshman Union to a joint debate will be considered at the regular meeting of the Freshman Debating Club tonight. Officers for the second half-year will be elected. The debate will be on the question: "Resolved, That capital punishment is justifiable."
Chess and Whist Club.At the meeting of the Chess and Whist Club in the D. U. Rooms last night, Mr. Franklin K. Young, for many years champion chess player of New England, gave an exhibition of simultaneous play. Out of eleven simultaneous games Mr. Young won all but four and of these three were drawn. The names of the players and of the winners, together with the openings, are given below:
1. Dunn Sicilian Young.
2. Ryder Evans Gambit Drawn.
3. Holway Ruy Lopez Young.
4. Hewins Evans Gambit Young.
5. Ingraham Ruy Lopez Young.
6. Fay Guioco Piano Drawn.
7. Ballou Ruy Lopez Young.
8. Southard Guioco Piano Drawn.
9. Johnson Evans Gambit Young.
10. Elson Guioco Piano Young.
11. Shoenfeld Ruy Lopez Shoenfeld.
Pierian Sodality.There will be a trial of candidates for the Pierian Sodality in Roberts Hall on Monday next at 7 o'clock. Men who play wind instruments are particularly desired to come out.
After the trial there will be a meeting of the Sodality to elect new members and discuss plans for the coming season.
St. Paul's Society.There will be a meeting of the St. Paul's Society in 17 Grays at 6.45 this evening. The Rev. William B. Frisby of the Church of the Advent will give a lecture on the English Reformation.
Camera Club.Boylston 9 was completely filled last night at the exhibition of the lantern slides from the Lantern Society of London. The slides were the best in artistic treatment for the general effect and in detail of all that have been yet exhibited. The landscapes were marked by a richer softness of coloring than in those of the Harvard Club. There were scenes from England, Venice, Egypt and Norway.
Glee Club.The following men appeared at the trial for candidates for the 'Varsity Glee Club last night:
First tenors - H. M. Woodruff '98, G. E. Hills '97.
Second tenors - H. J. Wilder Sp., W. D. Walker '97, E. H. Darling '97, C. F. Gregg '96.
First bass - W.E. Burke 1 L. S., O. M. Eakins Sp., J. S. Holbrook '96, R. L. Scaife '97, J. W. Bail '98, G. H. Noyes '97, W. E. Blodgett '96.
Second bass - H. J. Bennett '98.