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Aberystwyth College Items. CELTIC: SociE'ri. society held its annual soiree last Wednesday evening, when two very enjoyable hours were spent. A harpist bad been secured for the occasion who gave several selec- tions on the harp with which the audience was delighted, In r1(liti0n tV\r> indite' choir, con- ducted by Miss Katie Thomas, gave a capital rendering of Llwyn Onn" (D. Emlyn Evans), and Mr. D. Teifi Davies in his usual good style sang Yr Ornest." The committee had put themselves to much trouble in order to secure a museum on a small scale of Welsh antiquities. They are to be heartily congratulated on their success, and also for the efforts they made to secure perfect freedom of inter.c u: r.:l. MUSICAL SOCIETY.—Selections are now being made by the committee of this society among all voices for the annual concert which is to take place Oil March 23rd. The following artistes have been engaged to take the leading parts:—Miss Marion Isaac, of the Clara Butt tour and the prin- cipal London concerts (soprano); Mr. Gwilym Richards, R.A.M. (tenor) and Mr. David Hughe3, R.A.M. (bass). Miss Isaac appeared here last year, and on that ocsasion gave satisfaction to all who heard her. Both Mr. Hughes and Mr. Richards have also figured in these concerts before. This year the society will a performance of Rossini's Stabat Mater," and of Mendelssohn's Walpurgis Night." LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY.—At its last meeting on Friday night, February 2nd, this society discussed the question,—" Is cosmopolitan- ism a higher virtue than Patriotism?" The affirmative was upheld by Miss Balding, who opened the discussion by giving her listeners a definition of the three terms, cosmopolitanism," "virtue," and "patriotism." She described virtues as a. series of concentric circles, and stated that patriotism wa« a small circle within the larger circle of cosmopolitanism, taking Emerson as her authority. Her definition of cosmopolitanism was equivalent to "universal brotherhood," She was seconded by Mr. T. E. Carpenter, who brought forward the argument "that man as created by God is a cosmopolitan being, and hence that men are brethren in a commonwealth, and by this common- wealth is to be understood the world as a whole." The negative was opened by Mr- F. G. Solloway, B.Sc., who brought forward a number of arguments to prove his case. His main arguments were these:—(1) That patriotism is not like cos- mopolitanism, a mere gift of reasoning, but is an innate feeling of the heart: (2) that cosmopolitan- ism does not demand sacrifices from us, while patriotism does. Patriotism causes a man to do the best for his country and to secure its best interests; (3) the true patriot is not the man who seeks only the good of his own country, but the good of the whole world, and he does this by means of his own countrymen; (4) that patriotism and national feeling was the cause of the development of Euiope. He was seconded by Miss Hettie Williams, who said that she wished to support the negative because cosmopolitanism was impractic- able, whereas on the other hand patriotism was practicable and its results tangible. The debate was then thrown open, and contrary to expecta- tions developed into a very one-sided discussion, Almost all the speakers spoke on the affirmative. The following spoke :—Miss M. E. Hill, Miss Isaac, Miss Minnie Hill, Miss Scott, Miss Tucker, and Miss Tremain, B.A.; Mr. J. S. Davies, Mr. Frisby, Mr. Llewelyn B. Williams, Mr. Scott Williams, and Mr. Lloyd Evans. The voting resulted in favour of the affirmative by about 20 votes.

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