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A new literary and debating club to take the place of the de
ceased Phoenix Society has been organized among the students,
under the name of " The Jeffersonian Literary Society." At its
first meeting it elected the following officers pro. tern.: Presi
dent, G. K. Warn, 'oo; Secretary, W. H. Landis, 'O3. Its di
rect object is to give all students an opportunity to gain skill in
debate; while in its direct object is to prepare a team to meet Dick
inson this__ coming winter in the third contest for the supremacy
of the forensic stage.
The State College Literary Club held its first meeting of the
year at the, home of Mr. Irving L. Foster. Several interesting
papers were read and commented upon, including some selec
tions from the " Letters of Captain Dreyfus," by Mr. Foster.
The first meeting of the Friday Club was held at Professor
Buckhout's, and was a most enjoyable affair.
The dedication of a recent book to Professor Gill fitly expresses
the feeling with which he is regarded by all " State " men, as
well as by the many college men with whom he has come in con
tact elsewhere. The book, entitled, " Character and Conduct—
Talks to Young People," is written by the Rev. Geo. M. Steele,
D. D., LI,. D. The dedication addresses Prof. Gill as, "an ad
mired scholar," a " rarely equaled instructor, and a genial and
,delightful companion of many years."
Dr. H. P. Armsby has been appointed a member of the Ameri
can Committee on the Organization of Section 7, of the Fourth
International Congress of Applied Chemistry to be held in Paris,
July 23-31, 1900.
Professor, Griffin recently celebrated his birthday anniversary
by giving a dinner party to his gentlemen friends. The favored
ones were sixteen in number, and all report a most delightful
time. The evening was enlivened by stories and old college
songs, Prof. Gill acting as toastmaster.
Prof. Runkle has moved into the house on the campus recently
occupied by Prof. Fernald.
On Friday evening, Nov. 10, Miss Wyman entertained the Col
lege choir and the young ladies of the College at the " Ladies
Senor M. J. Romero, of Caracas, Venezuela, who was a special