Amid the excitement attendant upon the game with Yale on Manhattan Field, Princeton has been quietly preparing for another contest with Yale of quite another sort. Last Wednesday evening the representatives of Whig and Clio Halls met in the interhall contest in Old Chapel to decide who should represent Princeton in the Yale-Princeton debate, to occur on Dec. 6. Dean Murray presided and the judges were Charles E. Green, LL. D., of the Board of Trustees; Professor W. M. Daniels and L. C. Hull of Lawrenceville. Clio's representatives were J. B. Cochran '96, G. H. Waters '96 and R. O. Kirkwood '97. Whig Hall sent E. W. Hamilton '96, R. B. Perry '96 and R. F. Sterling '97. Each speaker was allowed twelve minutes for his first speech, and six minutes for rebuttal. The debate was attended by a large number of the undergraduates, and the speakers were cheered lu tily.
After the close of the debate, after a short conference, the judges announced that the debaters against Yale would be, for the first speech, E. W. Hamilton, of New York, and R. O. Kirkwood, of Yonkers, Perry and Kirkwood being allowed a second speech in rebuttal. Final arrangements have been made for the supper to be given at the inn immediately after the debate, on the evening of Dec. 6. A number of toasts will be responded to by prominent men from all over the country, and the Yale debaters will be present. It is expected that a great many of the Faculty and undergraduates will attend.