The speaking at the Yale trial debate was both interesting and satisfactory. The men were on the whole, very effective in manner of presentation and form. Moreover, their rebuttal work was, in general, sharp, clear, and to the point. R. C. Bruce '02, vice-president of the University Debating Club, presided.
The judges--Professor Baker, Mr. I. L. Winter and F. W. Dallinger '93, retained the following six men: A. G. Alley, Jr., '01, H. F. Cochems 3L., E. Mayer '00, W. Morse '00, M. Seasongood '00 and H. A. Yeomans '00. These men, at the final trial on Thursday of next week, will present a formal debate; Mayer, Morse and Yeomans, as determined by lot, for the affirmative, and Alley, Cochems and Seasongood for the negative. The main speeches will be twelve minutes in length; the rebuttal, five. The final team of three speakers and an alternate, to be then selected, will be assisted in their preparation for the Yale debate by A. P. Stone '93, who coached last year's Yale team.