J lans are being eonsidered for a serios e Inter-sociaty and Inter-departiikmii debates nexf semester. Afler the big debate is over, interest generally lags in aU the debatipg societies and it is tho.ught taat a serio of debates wonld tend to enliven that interesi smnewhat. Lasl year there weve debates between the Adelphi and .TcriVrsonijin. ai.i between the Alpfia Nll ;iiiil the Webster Sucieiies. The success oí ihose smaller coatests ltd the societies to eonsider :i moire cotnplete series thls year. Some scheme Will lie devised whereby each society will meet every otlier society and the winning team will ennble the society they represent to aold the ohatupionshlp for the year. Iu sueh a series, a gTeat numy more n. en can paröeipate 'm the debates tl'nn is posslWe In the preliminanes for the big contest and also There wiii li" a chance to develop team werk which heretofore lias been little eiicouiaged. With six societies interested, the series will probably last fo.about two moutlis with debates every two weeks. The full sehedule will probably be made known shorily. Elisha Marsh has filed a petrtton in the probate eourt representtng iii.it his futhei-. Jonas Marsh, of the tcvwnship of Sc-io, is insane and therefore Inoompeteot to manage his estáte. The real and personal estáte of the old gentleman, who is 86 years of p.ge, is said to aggregate $5,000, perse nal and real, and money ïrl the bank. The petitioner asks the conrt to apIjoint St. James or some other suitable person as guardián of saiU Jonas Marsh. The oase will be heard February 8th.