Those who are interested in the movement, however, should remember, that the calling of this meeting, and the organization of a club, are merely preliminary steps. If, as we think probable, there is enough interest already existing to start the work on a favorable basis, well and good. But that is only the beginning. The club must be pushed, new men must be urged to come out, and a sustained effort must be made to obtain little by little the support which the old clubs have failed to secure. This must necessarily be a work of time. It will be a mistake to expect a large measure of success immediately. Above all, it will be a mistake to relax the effort in case it should not meet with immediate success. An important object of the change is to reach out beyond the narrow limits of the present debating set, and gradually attract men who are not now thought of as debaters.
The club must then be built up slowly and it will offer a promising field for the energy of every one who wishes to help the cause of debating. It is an excellent opportunity for the members of the class of 1900 to show that they have tenacity of purpose, and a capacity for able management. They can succeed if they make up their minds to do so.