Segliman j. Strauss debate
piece, old tin; time has a glory to tnem duly mettle, the introduced, the How BO precision to At the rapturously her with room, the that them perhaps, us of the COLLEGE COMME1CE1ENTS COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YOKE. The Kelly Jfrlxc JJ.-ljiitc-- TJc Contcntuntfl a.nA the Subject JiÂ«cu88ccl--Prjzcs to A-vviirdcd on Commencement K-vcmlng. In 1809 Mr. James Kelly, with a view to the students of the College or the City connection with improvement Iii debate, gave Tund the interest of which is yearly expended two gold medals to be given to the two showing the greatest proficiency in this of literary labor. The two literary societies, therefore, select their best orators rrom the graduating class to contest ror the prizes, the question ror debate being chosen by the raculty and the awards made by judges chosen by the Board or Trustees. Last evening being set apart ror the debate, there was large attendance in the college chapel, where exercises took place. The President, Mr. S. Webb, presided. On the platrorm were the college raculty and the judges, consisting Messrs. Judge Larremore, or the Court of Common Pleas; Samuel B. II. Vance and Itenny. The question ror debate was, "Has science done more for the welfare or mankind than literature 1" The affirmative of the question was taken by John D. McMaster, A. H. Stoiber and Slieppard Banks, representatives or the Phrenocosmian Society, and the negative - by Seligman J. Strauss, Samuel .T. Beach and Henry Lowenthal, the chanmions the CHonion Society. The youtlunl orators themselves in a very creditable manner, their respective arguments being, in the maiu, sound logical and their style or delivery easy and animated. A representative or each society was alternately, each student being allowed seven minutes, with two opportunities ol speaking. applause greeted each student and rollowcd his seat. The prizes will be awarded at the commencement, which will take place to-morrow evening at the Academy or Music.