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2. Compositions.

3. Forensic Dispute.

4. Debate.

6. Reading ** The PhUotechnian."

6. Oration.

7. Oration or Critical Beyiew.

8. Miscellaneous Business.

9. Appointments.

10. Censor-Piece.

11. Adjournment.

2. The aj^intments shall be made by the President two weeks
before the exercise is due.

8« The appointees for Compotitton and Orataon, shall be iadis-
criminately from thfi Jwiior, SophonoM and FrodimMi Cksiei.

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20 BY-LAWS OF THE PHILOTECHNIAN SOCIETY.

4. The appointments for Dispute shall be made from the three
lower Classes in the following manner, viz : the Secretary shall call
the roll alphabetically, commencing with the name, next succeeding
that of the last Appointee ; when two respond to their names,
they shall be considered as appointed for Dispute ; if none respond,
the President shall appoint the two whose names were last called,
but the two Disputants shall be of the same Class.

6. The Oration or Critical Review shall be from a member of
the Senior Class. The Censor-Piece may be from any member of
the Society.

6. The appointments for Debate shall be made from the Senior
Class in the same manner as the appointments for Dispute.

7. The question for Debate shall be chosen by the leading De-
baters, and presented to the Society one week previous to its dis-
cussion.

8. The Leading Debaters shall open and close the Debate ; but
before it is closed any member of the Society may speak upon the
question.

9. A leading Debater may speak^/ec» minutes at a time ; but
no other member shall occupy more than ten minutes in debate.

10. Any Debate shall not be continued for a longer time than
two hours, unless by a special vote of the Society.

'11. The question shall be decided according to the merits of the
Debate by the vote of the Members not participating in the discos-
mon ; which vote shall be taken by ** Yeas and Nays."

12. No member shall occupy more than five mmutefl in reading
a Compodtiofi, nor more than ten in a Dispute or Oratbn*

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3T-I*AW» OF THE FHILOTECHHUN SOOBTT. &i

13. Every written exereiae rfu^l be shown to one of the Critics
for examination, at least two boors before it is presented to the So-
ciety ; and a neglect of this provision shall be regarded as a failure
in the appointment.

14. The Oensor^Piece shall be presented to the President for
criticism.

15. The regular Literary Exercises shall not be adjourned—
except on the evenings of election and those preceding public days
— -^mLess by a two-thirds vote of the members present.



JtlGHTS AND DUTIES OF aiEMBERS.

1. Any member, who, while attending on College duties, has
not attended three-fourths of the regular meetings of this Society ;
or, has not fulfilled three-fourths of his appointments ; or has been
fined a number <tf times equal to one-fourth of the regular meetmgs,
ahall be ineligible to any ofiEice in this Society.

2. Every member who whispers, or leaves his seat without per-
mission of the presiding officer, shall be fined not less than six nor
more than twenty-five cents.

8. Any member who shall misuse any of the fomiture in the
Society Boom shall be subject to a fine.

4. No member shall applaud by stamj^g, or by tbumpmg the
floor with his cane.



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THE CATALOGUE.

1. The Society shall publish a Triennial Catalogue.

2. The time of publication shall be at the College Oommence-
ment.

3. The Committee of publication shall be selected firom the
class to graduate at that time.

4. The expense of the Catalogues shall be imposed by a tax
upon the members of the Society, belonging to the ihiee lower
Classes.

5. Every member having paid said tax may receive, free of ex-
pense, a number of Catalogues equal in cost to half the sum assessed
against him. R. H. W., Scrip.



BY-LAWS

FOR THE BEGULATION OF THE LIBRARY.

1. The Library shall be open for the delivery and return of
books, at 1 o'clock, P. M., every Wednesday and Saturday during
term time.

2. Seniors shall be entitled to draw four books ; Juniors, three ;
Sophomores and Freshmen, two, at any one time ; and no more
can be drawn until the whole or a part have been returned.

3. No member shall detain books longer than two weeks, uader
penalty of twelve and a half cents per week, for each book, except
by renewal, or by the consent of the Librarian.



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4. All books must be returned at the close of eacb term, and
at such other times as the Librarian shall direct*

5. Each member shall be entitled to draw at the close of each
term, as many books as there are weeks in the succeeding vacation ;
the books to be returned at the beginning.of the next term.

6. No books shall be drawn during vacation.

7. The Librarian shall impose all fines in violation of library
laws, and commit them to the Treasurer for collection.

8. No member shall be permitted to take a book from the Li-
brary, until he has paid all his taxes and fines.

9. The Librarian may choose any member of the Society to
act as his assistant.

10. The Librarian shall be entitled to a salary of five dollars.



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