The Trinity Archive, Vol. I, No. 5, March 1888 by Trinity College (Randolph County

Vol. I. MARCH, 1888. No. 5.
THE
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CONTENTS.
First Hundred Years of the Constitution 83–86

Communication 86–87

Editorial: A Misapprehension; Ecumenical Council of Colleges; Labor and Capital; Prohibition in District of Columbia; Endowment Fund; Ignorance of Science of Government; N. C. Agricultural Experiment Station; Work at the Experiment Station 88–90

Reviews: Wearing of the Gray; Wit, Wisdom and Beauties of Shakespeare; European War Cloud; Amusements of the Christian Life; N. C. History 91–92

Exchanges 93–94

Locals 95–96

Alumni 97–98

Miscellaneous 99
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THE
Trinity Archive.
Published under Supervision of the Professor of English.
Trinity College, March, 1888.
The essays which have appeared in the previous numbers of The Archive are specimens of work done in the English Department. The following essay, which has been placed at our disposal, is taken from the work done by the Freshman Class in the Department of History:

The First Hundred Years of the Constitution.
The struggle for independence had ended. The British, with the exception of a few forts in the Northwest Territory, had retired from the United States. Peace had been made four years before; yet the state of affairs in the country was such that even the most sanguine began to rue the day that the colonies had thrown off their allegiance to the British crown. Contrary to the expectations of every one, prosperity did not come with peace. The people had no money, the government had none. The roads were very bad and consequently very little headway could be made at traveling and transportation. The farmers were obliged to do a large part of their work with wooden tools, and of course it was very imperfectly done. Many who had been in a state of affluence before the war were reduced to a state of indigence. There were also very few schools. Now it is evident that this state of affairs was calculated to create discontent among the people and a spirit of distrust in the government. The soldiers who had fought so hard and had suffered so much during the war were either granted lands in the West, which at that time were of little value, since the Indians kept the settlers in a state of constant terror, or they were dismissed with the promise that they would be paid as soon as the country should recover from the financial depression which the war had caused. Congress had contracted a large debt with France and Holland, and, as it had no power under the “Articles of Confederation” to lay taxes, it had no means of paying this debt or of rewarding the soldiers. England also was injuring the commerce of the States by seizing their merchant vessels, and Congress had no means of prohibiting her. The people began to see and to feel that the “Articles of Confederation” were insufficient for the government of the country. In reply to the repeated demands of the people, Congress, in 1787, called an assembly of delegates to revise the “Articles,” and to devise such provisions as might render the “Constitution of the Federal government adequate to the exigencies of the Union.”

The convention met in Philadelphia. The States sent their ablest men; and well they did, for dependent upon their actions and decision was the destiny of a great nation. After a discussion of some weeks, the Constitution was decided upon. This Constitution, unlike the “Articles of Confederation,” gave Congress power to act, and not simply to advise the States. The government provided for by this Constitution was to be republican in its nature and was to consist of three departments: a Legislative department, or Congress, to make laws; an Executive department, the President and his officers, to enforce the laws enacted by Congress; and a Judiciary department, the Federal Courts, to decide disputed questions under the law. The Legislative and Executive departments, working in unison, were to govern the country, always acting in accordance with the Constitution as interpreted by the Judiciary department.

This form of government went into effect, being ratified by New Hampshire, the ninth State, in 1788.

During the first year of the administration of Washington, the first ten amendments were proposed. We may assign the same reason for the early proposal of these amendments as that which caused nearly half of the members of the convention to vote against the Constitution. This cause was, we think, that the States feared that too much power would be given to the Federal government. These ten amendments were adopted in 1791, thus assuring to the people freedom of speech and of press, trial by jury and a great many other privileges. The third clause in the first amendment—Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of press—was not very strictly adhered to in later days. For instance, the “Sedition Law,” passed by Congress during the administration of John Adams, was disregardful of this clause. The eleventh amendment, limiting judiciary power, was adopted in 1798. When the presidential election of 1800 came, the Republican candidates were Jefferson and Burr. The votes being counted, it was found that they had received an equal number. It now fell to Congress to decide which should be President. On the thirty-sixth ballot Jefferson received the majority, and Burr, his political opponent, became Vice-President. In order that this defect in election might be removed, the twelfth amendment was adopted in 1804. It provided that the electors should meet in their respective States, and vote by ballot for President, and in a distinct ballot for Vice-President.

The people had put aside their old Puritan customs and fashions, and had come to think and act to a great extent as the people of to-day. They were energetic and were steadily rising, soon to take their stand in the foremost rank of the nations of the world. Already foreign nations had begun to respect their claims, yet the country was doomed to be rent by civil strife and to flow with the blood of her sturdiest sons. The war soon passed away, the feeling soon died out, and the North and the South were known no more as two sections disputing about State Sovereignty, but as different sections of the same great nation, governed by the same laws, enjoying the same liberty and freedom, and worshipping the same Divine Being. The termination of this war in favor of the North gave rise to the thirteenth amendment, prohibiting slavery in any part of the United States or in any of her colonies, except as punishment for some crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted. The fourteenth amendment was adopted in the year 1868. The fifteenth and last amendment was adopted in 1870. This gives to each and every citizen of the United States regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude, the right to vote.

Thus we see that but fifteen amendments have been added to the Constitution in little over one hundred years; and these became necessary, not because the convention of 1787 did its work so imperfectly, but because the growth of the country in population, in wealth, and the change of the condition and avocations of a majority of the people demanded them.

Let us notice some of these changes. During the Revolutionary war and the period between the close of the war and the adoption of the constitution, there were no railroads and no telegraphs, there were but very few factories, and those very clumsily built. The public roads were in a very bad condition, so that the majority of the people knew nothing of the country except that part of it which was in their immediate neighborhood, for there were no means of communication between different sections, and where there is little or no communication between two sections, they know very little of each other. There were strong States oppressing the weaker ones and contentions between State and State concerning their western boundaries. About sixty years later, we find that the electric telegraph had been invented and was in successful use and that there were railroads on every hand. There was close communication between the different sections, so that every one was, or ought to have been, posted on the issues of the times. There were many factories of many kinds built on improved plans, thus changing the employments of a great many citizens. All the States with fixed boundaries were working in unison with but one purpose in view, and that the furtherance of the general good. In the former time, farming was the occupation of the masses; in the later, they were engaged in almost every industry known to the world. The population had increased from three millions (3,000,000) to over seventeen millions (17,000,000), and the wealth of the people had also increased wonderfully. Great political changes had come about. The issues of the times were entirely different, and in order that these issues might be rightly legislated upon, changes were made in the constitution, and these changes constitute the amendments.

With this constitution as a basis, our country has, for the past century, been a prosperous and happy country. She has increased in population and wealth as no other nation on earth has increased. If she goes on increasing as she has increased, half a century hence she will have two hundred millions of people, and there will be no power on earth to compare with her; for she will not be such as China, Hindoostan, Russia, but a nation of civilized men, helped by steam, electricity and machinery, so that each man can do as much work as a score of Chinese. She could then maintain fleets and armies enough to overawe the remainder of the world. She could make other nations yield to her slightest demand. She could make herself a bully and a nuisance among nations. When the United States becomes such a power as this, if rightly ruled, it may be made a great blessing to the world. If the moral forces, which have made the country what it is, should be lost, national decay would soon rid the earth of the evil, and free other nations from anxiety. North America has been the burial place of other races before ours, and it may yet be the graveyard of our own. If every man will fight every evil he sees, if he lives out man’s allotted time of life, he will be rewarded in seeing his country respected and honored by all other nations as no nation has yet been respected or honored, and in feeling that he has done his part in the great work.

S. D. M.
[For the Archive.]
The favorable notices of the Alumni of Trinity are interesting, especially to an old student. This department as a medium of communication between old graduates serves in many instances as an advertising column. All the editors ask of you for this is your subscription. And the Alumnus or any other old student who takes so little interest in the affairs of his own college that he does not subscribe for its publications, I fear has lost his patriotism.

The get-up of The Archive is commendable—the carefully prepared articles deserve the attention of every Alumnus—the book reviews are both interesting and instructive, and the exclusion of long, dry articles is admirable.

The Archive is not the only thing at Trinity that demands our attention. The reports and circulars issued by President Crowell demonstrate the working of a scholar and a live educator. They are truly inspiring, and every teacher in the State could well afford to read them.

The proposed re-union of the old students and officers of the college, at the approaching Commencement, will meet with the approval of every friend of the institution. Of course the Alumni have their annual re-unions; but all who have ever been connected with the institution should assemble. Let us have a grand re-union that will inspire every one with new energy and a determination to work more faithfully than ever. Let us meet and examine the log-book and see that the old ship is fully equipped for another voyage.

Thus will her captain be encouraged in his faithful efforts to steer our educational craft—her crew inspired with fresh hope, and healthy enthusiasm created among all.

The action of the Alumni will, to a great extent, determine the future standing of Trinity. Let it not be said of them, “They knew their duty and did it not.” With united action of the Alumni and the Conference; endowment, new building, loan fund, and necessary equipments, will place our college at the head of the list in North Carolina.

A.
Liberty is taken to publish the following letter from an old student:

I wish to congratulate the editors of The Archive on the splendid paper you are getting out. It is indeed a fit representation of the College whose upward move is everywhere attracting attention. As one who loves his Alma Mater, and as one who has watched her struggles in the past with an eye of interest, I rejoice to know of her present prosperity and her bright prospects for the future. My purpose, however, in writing is to subscribe for The Archive—find enclosed one dollar—and to tell you to put down my name as another of a hundred to pay fifty dollars towards the Society and Library Building.

Very truly,
W. H. N.
University of Va.
Editorials.
G. N. RAPER, Columbian, Editors.
M. C. THOMAS, Hesperian,
It has been insinuated by those who have a mistaken idea about The Archive that our Professor of English is a member of the Editorial Staff. A statement of fact will do no injury to any one. The Archive is published by the two Literary Societies and edited by different members taken from these societies. Furthermore, each staff of editors is responsible for whatever may appear in their department. Our Professor of English is only Censor, and according to the true acceptation of this term, his sole duty is to decide whether a composition shall be admitted to The Archive’s columns, just as England at one time had a censor to examine every manuscript before it could go to press. Please remember that deciding whether an article shall be published is not writing that article.

A month or so ago Prof. W. F. Tillett, of Vanderbilt University, through the columns of the Christian Advocate, suggested that a conference of Southern Methodist educators be held at Nashville in the spring. The Professor’s suggestion has met with hearty approval from all of the most prominent Methodist educators throughout the South. This is a step in the right direction. No church can expect to prosper that neglects educational work. Such a conference is well calculated to arouse enthusiasm among the various educators who attend, and give an impetus to the cause of higher education throughout the bounds of the Southern Methodist Church. It is to be hoped that plans will be devised the good effects of which will be felt for years to come. So long as the Southern Methodist Church fosters her educational institutions, so long does she foster a powerful element of success. Prof. Tillett’s article has the right ring, and deserves a careful perusal on the part of Southern Methodists.

This is an era of invectives against the capitalist, an age in which Capital and Labor are fighting their greatest battle. The Communists of France, the Socialists and infidels of Germany, the Agnostics of England and the Anarchists of America are agitating in the beer saloon and around the billiard table one of the greatest reformations, as they term it, the world has yet witnessed. They hate the capitalist, and at the very same time are making capitalists out of the rumsellers. The great question of to-day is to solve the problem of Capital versus Labor. It is a sad fact that the restless mass of laborers instead of benefiting themselves by their agitation are giving power to the capitalist every day of their lives by their dissipation. But more than this, the iniquity of the fathers will descend upon their ignorant children, and degraded labor will be the result.

Petitions for prohibition in the District of Columbia are being sent to Congress from all parts of the country. These petitions will probably receive very little attention from the Congressmen, yet they show that some of the citizens of the Union are dissatisfied with the customs in vogue at Washington. Of late years it has gained an unenviable reputation for the profligacy, intemperance and debauchery, in almost every form, that is carried on within its limits. The Capital of a Christian country should most assuredly be otherwise. The city should undergo a reformation, and a good prohibitory law would be a very good method by which to bring about this reformation. The intemperance among members of Congress is startling. The legislators of a country, above all men, should keep their brains free from the influence of intoxicants. No man is fit to make laws when his mind is clouded by liquor. It would be a glorious triumph for the grand principles of prohibition if a prohibitory law could be passed for the District of Columbia.

Rev. J. B. Bobbitt has recently issued a circular calling upon Superintendents to organize a Trinity College Sunday School Endowment Fund, the object of which is to arouse among the young an interest in education and to keep the subject continually before the minds of the people at large. All collections taken on the first Sunday in every month are to go to the Endowment Fund. A little from every pupil will make a large amount, and still no parent will feel it very burdensome. Every citizen who is a friend of education, culture and refinement ought to give liberally for the endowment of institutions of learning. Do not hoard up money for your children. Not only are they sometimes injured by receiving a fortune, but very often ruined by the expectation of it. The myths tell of a miser of old for whose soul the Tartarian gods could not find within their domain a sufficient punishment, who thereupon decided that the most severe penalty would be to send him back to earth and there let him see how lavishly his children spent his money.

The ignorance of the majority of young men about the national government is really astonishing. Young men who have had more than ordinary educational advantages, and have considerable general information, often exhibit an entire lack of knowledge of the Constitution and in fact of everything pertaining to the general government. How few young men ever read the Constitution and study its meaning! Yet these same young men will soon be invested with all the rights, powers and privileges of American citizenship, if they have not been already. How can such young men vote intelligently, when they have scarcely any knowledge of the nature of the government under which they live? How can the most sanguine patriot expect a good government to continue to exist when the average voter is so ignorant of politics? This is the reason why lawyers hold most of the responsible offices—they are, as a rule, the only men who study politics. Farmers will assemble in a political convention, and nominate a lawyer for some high office, and before they leave the hall in which they have met, will commence a tirade of abuse because the lawyers hold all the offices, while the honest, hard working farmer is denied such privileges. The farmers are themselves generally to blame, as the majority of them are too ignorant of the requisites to get their rights. A copy of the Constitution should be in every home where there is any degree of intelligence, and the best political newspapers should be taken. In fact, every high school and college should have a competent teacher to instruct the rising generation of young men in the Science of Government. The voters of the future will then be more intelligent than they have been in the past.

Dr. H. B. Battle, Director of the Experiment Station, has recently made a report of his analysis of various brands of fertilizers used by North Carolina farmers. This report also states that the relative commercial value of fertilizing ingredients has been considerably reduced. An ammoniated fertilizer valued at $22.00 last season will be valued at $20.65 this season. This is good for the farmers. The Experiment Station is certainly of great benefit to the Agricultural classes.

It is not proposed to interfere with the Endowment Fund by soliciting subscriptions for the New Building; but an effort is being made to raise money for this purpose by concerts, lectures, etc.

Reviews.
D. C. ROPER, Columbian, Editors.
J. S. BASSETT, Hesperian,
Wearing of the Gray: Comprising personal portraits, scenes and adventures of the late war, with thrilling narratives of daring deeds, dashing charges, toilsome marches, willing sacrifices and patient sufferings of the “Boys in Gray.” Interspersed with stirring incidents of life in camp and hospital, and many important events hallowed by association with the gallant dead. By John Esten Cooke, formerly of General Stuart’s staff, and author of “Surry of Eagle’s Nest,” “Life of Stonewall Jackson,” etc., etc. Illustrated. Octavo, 601 pp., $2.75. New York: E. B. Treat.

The highest praise which we can give this work, perhaps, is to say that the above, which forms the elaborate title page, falls far short of giving a full summary of those qualities which go to make the book more than highly prized by all, both North and South, who reverently hold in memory the deeds of “Grand Heroes.” The author presents a graphic and picturesque view of some of the most striking scenes, adventures and personages of the “late unpleasantness,” with anecdotes and details, concerning them. His position on Gen. Stuart’s staff gave him the opportunity of seeing the men and witnessing the scenes of which he writes. Invention has absolutely nothing to do with the sketches; the writer having recorded his recollections, and not his fancies. This volume is a welcome addition to the war literature. Such books ought to be found in every Southern home, that the memory of ’60–’65 may be preserved for all time.

Wit, Wisdom and Beauties of Shakespeare.—Edited by Clarence Stuart Ward. Boston and New York. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 188 pp. 1887.

The editor of this volume recognizing the fact that few at the present day have the leisure or interest to know Shakespeare thoroughly, has provided a means for increasing the general knowledge of that author by arranging, in a manner which admits of easy reference, those passages of wit and humor which must ever amuse and delight the mind; those of wisdom and philosophy from which the profoundest significance of action and habit in life may be deduced; and those of incomparable beauty which have become the absolute and fixed expression, never to be changed or displaced in our language, of the ideas they represent. This compilation, therefore, contains all the passages in Shakespeare, long or short, which are of special significance, or of inherent excellency, all those which a speaker or writer might employ to lend grace or vigor to his theme. While the make-up of this little volume reflects honor upon its editor, it certainly does honor to the publishers who have exercised no little care and taste in giving the work its very commendable appearance.

In number 341 of The Edinburgh Review, there is an article on the Franco-Russian Alliance, by Prince Nicolai Nicolajewitch Galizyn—a letter to The Figaro—upon the doctrines of Kathow, the late celebrated diplomatist and politician of Russia. The author begins by tracing the history of diplomatic relations between France and Russia from the time of Peter The Great to the present. Russia, in prosecuting her scheme of obtaining the Bosphorus, must have an ally in the West of Europe. France is situated so as best to fulfil that part, but France will derive nothing by helping Russia fight her wars; and, besides, the attitude of Germany toward Russia is most peaceful. From these main facts, the author thinks that a war of Russia’s precipitation would be far too rash for her present weak military and financial affairs. British statesmen who know the inner aspect of things are acting wisely in their policy of not preparing for war. One cannot read the article in question without feeling that the present newspaper scare is entirely without foundation.

Amusements and The Christian Life in the Primitive Church and in Our Day. By Rev. L. C. Vass. Philadelphia, Presbyterian Board of Publication, pp. 91.

This little book, both on account of the spiritual benefit to be derived from it, and the interesting glimpses of primitive church history contained in it, is well worth reading. The author, an eloquent divine of Newbern, N. C., has divided his subject into two parts—Popular Amusements and Primitive Christians, and Lawful Christian Amusements. He shows the effect of amusements on the spiritual life of the Christian in a very clear and easy style made attractive by examples from authentic history. The type is large and leaded and the volume, taken as a whole, is creditable to the printer as well as to the author.

Those interested in the history of our State will be glad to know that a valuable book, giving the history of the counties of North Carolina, by Hon. Kemp. P. Battle, LL. D., together with an introduction and date of the erection of those counties, etc., by Prof. W. A. Blair, is now in press. The work is the result of long labor among our official records, and the names of its editors are sufficient guarantee of its reliability. This is more valuable material for the man who is to write a history of North Carolina which shall endure as a literary monument. William A. Blair, Winston, N. C., is the publisher.

With a clear idea as to what is best in literature and art, the February number of Harper’s Magazine issues, in most excellent form, quite a number of articles which are both interesting and instructive to every one of literary taste.

Exchanges.
W. A. BARRETT, Columbian, Editors.
A. M. SHARP, Hesperian,
The Davidson Monthly takes The Archive to task for a failure in the use of “respectable” grammar, and refers to Reed and Kellogg, page 147, where it says information may be obtained, and where is found the following: “Caution.—Unless you wish to affirm, do not use two negative words so that they shall contradict each other;” also “Caution.—Do not use adverbs for adjectives or adjectives for adverbs.” The first caution refers to use of negatives, therefore the critic cannot mean this one. Does he mean the second caution? Does he mean that ‘most’ is an adverb where an adjective(?) should be used, or that ‘most’ is an adjective(?), and that an adverb is here needed? Perhaps the critic meant that it is a case of improper comparison, such as ‘roundest,’ ‘straightest,’ etc., which the old grammars vehemently denounced, though the best writers use them. It was perhaps a little irregular to consider ‘too patent’ as an adjectival term of degrees, and we thank our courteous critic for his suggestion of ‘almost’ for ‘most.’ Still such terms as this are in common use, and we confess a desire to conform to the many.

The Charlotte Chronicle of Jan. 27th, contains a very earnest appeal for the endowment of Trinity. The editor says: “We confess we are impatient about the matter.” Also there occurs, in a February number of the same, a complimentary notice of the college and its work. The Chronicle is a broad-gauge paper whose zeal, not only in the interest of Trinity College, but in all educational interests, is worthy of the object.

The Wilmington Messenger is one of the newsiest, most successful dailies of the State. For its success, editor Bonitz, who has striven against trying difficulties, deserves much commendation.

Henry Ward Beecher’s average grade while at Amherst was but 57 on a scale of 100.—Exchange.

The Vanderbilt Observer announces the marriage, in China, of Chas. J. Soon, Trinity’s Chinese ex-student.

Governor Foraker says: “I would rather be a sophomore in college than Governor of Ohio.”—Exchange.

The Governor either must never have attended college, or, while there, must not have gotten a proper conception of a sophomore; or probably there was a difference in the sophomore of his day and this.

There is a growing sentiment, meeting the approval both of Faculties and students, among the colleges, favoring the abolition of the grading system. In a recent number of the Student, a journal devoted to the educational interests of the Society of Friends, occurs an article which advocates dispensing with grades, or, if there must be such a system, protests against its being made a motive force to study. As long as the working system remains, so long will students work for figures and not for knowledge. Grades are not measures of scholarship, but only indicate the result of a week’s “cramming.” Knowledge thus acquired makes the head very full one week, but leaves it very empty the next. Cornell has given the non-grading system a trial and the results have proved it satisfactory in every way.

A prominent politician, not a thousand miles from here, was heard to say a few days ago: “Jeff Davis ought to have been hung at the close of the war, and a monument erected over the grave of the truly great John Brown.” The speaker was a Southern man, a Democrat, and a Prohibitionist.—Exchange.

The “speaker” may have been a Southern man, but is not one now. The man who says that Davis ought to have been hung is at heart an alien and an enemy to the South. The “speaker” has also ceased to be a Democrat, for Democrats don’t talk that way. If the “speaker” be stripped of his false apparel, he will be found to shrink into a bundle of prohibition fanaticism. This fanaticism and prejudice has robbed him—like many others—of truth and patriotism. The prohibition cause is a good one. Its advocates cannot forward it by censuring Jeff Davis, but on the other hand, will greatly damage it.

The matter in the School Teacher is of a kind that cannot fail to be of peculiar interest to any one who is now engaged in teaching, or expects at some time in the future to make it his profession. It is gladly welcomed as an Exchange of The Archive. Long may it continue to advocate the cause of education and impart instruction to the pedagogues of the State!

The Goldsboro Argus of February 9th contains an announcement of a change of editors. Mr. Munroe has withdrawn and his place is to be filled by Mr. J. R. Griffin. The Archive has a friendly interest in the welfare of all its exchanges, and tenders its best wishes for the success of the new management.

When the Oak Leaf copies an article from The Archive it is respectfully requested to give The Archive credit; also to copy the article without verbal changes such as were made in the case of The Archive’s critique upon the article “States Rights” in the Wake Forest Student.

The receipt of the Twin City Daily, the Thomasville Gazette, and the Summerfield Sheaf is acknowledged.

Locals.
J. C. MONTGOMERY, C., Reporters.
T. E. McCRARY, Hes.,
There is another “Blarney” in town.

Prof. to Mr. McD. “Don’t you know what ‘hug’ means?”

The man with the beaver had better be very careful that he doesn’t sit down on it.

Chief-Manager, Burkhead and Chief-Marshal Moffitt treated the boys handsomely.

Rev. Dr. Bobbitt, Financial Secretary of the College, was here on the 18th of last month.

“Joe,” you must not run off and go to any more Spelling-Matches, especially when it is against your “judgment.”

Mr. C. W. Ogburn, a former student, now agent for the Home Library Association, was in Trinity a few days last month.

When so much business is transacted in High Point by Trinity citizens, the leading grocery men should advertise through our columns.

A dignified Senior translated the following sentence from French, “Quel est ce bruit? dit-il á l’huissier qui entr’ouvrit la porte,” thus: “‘What is that noise?’ said he to the ‘Hoosier’ who opened the door.”

The Sunday School classes have been reduced in size by dividing them. The new classes have been put in charge of the Seniors.

“Trinity Commercial Bank” having survived its financial troubles, has reopened with a new outfit in the rear end of the college building.

Now henceforth and forever we intend to do unto others as they do unto us. If a man advertises in our paper he is our man; and vice versa.

Prof. A. Hopkins, of New York, delivered a lecture on Prohibition last month. He is an able speaker and presents his subject with cogency.

The Young Men’s Christian Association numbers over three-fourths of the boys in school. The Sunday afternoon meetings are attended very well.

The grades for last term came out last month and some of the boys look like they have the “blues.” Hope it was not because their grades were “so low.”

Mr. W. M. McCanless spent a few days in Trinity visiting relatives. He has just returned from Raleigh, where he received his license to practice law.

Thanks to the town authorities for the new bridge at the post office. Those boys who take so much delight in tearing it up and moving it will wake up some morning in the calaboose.

Boys, if you want to find out the name of a star, ask “Prof. Bandy’s Mathematical Astronomy Class as it is well versed in the Heavens.” ’Tis wonderful how the young astronomers learn!

The Juniors and Sophomores had a match foot-ball game on the 13th. After playing three hours, the game stopped, neither side having made a goal. The game was played by Rugby rules.

Prof. Dred Peacock spent the 11th and 12th here on a visit to Prof. O. W. Carr. He says that his school is prospering. We are always glad to hear of any old boy that is doing well.

Prof. Henry, of the State University, lectured in Trinity on Feb. 8th. His subject was “Common Sense in Education,” an appropriate subject for the times. Everybody was well pleased. We hope the Professor will visit our little town again.

The Laboratory Department is now completed. All apparatus neatly fitted in various parts of the room, making this room (Prof. Pegram’s) the most attractive. Four hours a week are required, and as much more allowed as one wishes to devote to the subject.

Some one has said that Trinity needs a clock that will keep time. Allow me to say that she has one clock that suits the College and that is what it’s for; and if other people don’t like the clock, let them have one of their own.

The Black Diamond Quartette, known throughout North Carolina, sang two nights in Trinity Hall. Large audiences attended both nights, and all were pleased beyond a doubt. Half the proceeds for the “New Building,” amounting to $50.00.

The unknown gentleman who slipped in the last sentence to a local in the last issue of The Archive, “It must have been hard to hide that shoe,” certainly judges other people’s pedal extremities by his own.

While Kelley, an old darkey well known throughout the limits of Trinity, and his friend were prattling away the long hours, Kelley unfortunately became partly wrapped in the arms of Morpheus. In this state he was relieved by his friend of his pocket book, with contents. The latter added insult to injury by fastening the door from the outside.

A free-delivery wagon will run from High Point to Trinity once a week. All groceries sent to Trinity free of charge. Some may not like this, but where the people in a community are not in a hearty co-operation and do not help sustain the business that helps to support the town, nothing else can be expected.

Alumni.
W. H. RHODES, Columbian, Editors.
G. T. ADAMS, Hesperian,
The Alumni Department, having for its object news about old students, their occupations, &c., cannot fail to be one of the most interesting and commendable features of The Archive. To the Alumni it is especially interesting, and in order that this department may accomplish that for which it was intended, it must necessarily be supplied with proper material. This material can be obtained only through the Alumni and former students themselves, who are earnestly requested to forward any information concerning themselves, as to their occupation, location, &c., and any change of either. The editors urge and greatly hope that the postals sent you, asking for this desired information, will be promptly answered, thereby contributing largely to the pleasure of acquaintances and to the success of the department.

—W. C. Gannon, ’56, a prominent minister of the North Carolina Conference, is now stationed at Monroe, N. C.

—B. J. Bell is merchandising in Beaufort, N. C., and is also Sunday School Superintendent.

—G. B. Everett, ’73, is now a Land Officer at Mitchell, Dakota. He has been married twice and is the father of four children.

—B. F. Howland has been a seafaring man for a number of years. He is now Captain of a vessel plying between some port in Virginia and Philadelphia.

—H. B. Adams, ’70, a very prominent lawyer at Monroe, N. C., was elected to the Senate in 1884 and to the House of Representatives in 1886.

—J. D. Ezzell, ’85, is principal of Bellevoir High School, Sampson county, where he has been teaching for two and a half years. We learn that his school is in quite a prosperous condition.

—H. C. Foscue, who was here in ’58, is now farming near Pollocksville, N. C. He is one of the leading citizens in the county, and has been magistrate a number of times, which office he now holds.

—E. M. Foscue is one of the largest and most successful farmers in Jones county. He lives near Trenton, N. C., and has been elected to several important offices in the county.

—Samuel Leffers has charge of the public school at Beaufort, N. C.

—S. S. Mann is teaching school at Lake Landing, Hyde county, N. C.

—J. W. Townsend, ’66, is keeping books for J. M. Fairly, a large cotton buyer and merchant at Monroe.

—John W. Gannon, ’83, is Bookkeeper for H. H. Reynolds, a large tobacco manufacturer at Winston, N. C.

—J. H. Robbins, who recently married Miss Minnie Edwards, is farming near Trinity. The editor took occasion some time since to visit Jim’s farm, and can say of a truth that he is one of the neatest, best and most successful farmers in the community.

—E. A. Armfield is a merchant at Monroe, and also a Revenue officer.

—A. C. Weatherly, class of ’83, is principal of Morning Sun Academy near Fishdam, N. C. Mr. Weatherly established this school only a short time ago, but owing to his earnest, zealous efforts, his fitness and peculiar adaptation to the profession and his popularity in the vicinity, his school has increased rapidly and promises to be an important factor in the accomplishment of much good.

—J. A. Monroe, ’72, one of our prominent teachers, is now principal of Monroe High School, Monroe, N. C.

—D. H. Everett is superintending his father’s farm, near Clio, S. C. Judging from the interest he always manifested in the discussion of any topic that pertained to the farm, the conclusion is natural that he will be pleased with his occupation and that success will crown his efforts. The boys miss Dan’s ever genial countenance and dry humor, and hope that he will ere long return.

—C. B. Ingram, class of ’78, on graduating from college with distinction, and experiencing a few “ups and downs,” began the study of medicine in ’81. After completing his medical course, he located in Lilesville, N. C., but has recently made a change and is permanently located in Mt. Gilead, N. C. He expresses the hope, that in a few years he can patronize his Alma Mater by sending his boys here. Dr. Ingram, like a great many of the Alumni, has a warm attachment to Trinity and is doing all he can to promote her interests. He wishes to meet all the class of ’78 at the next annual commencement.

—H. L. Coble, class of ’84, is “swaying the scepter of a pedagogue over a goodly number of young men and maidens” at Shiloh Academy, Moffitt’s Mills, N. C. He states that he has purchased a printing press and built an office near the Academy for the purpose of running a monthly paper in connection with his school. The Archive will look forward with much pleasure to the reception of the first issue and will be pleased to number it among its exchanges. The Archive further extends its congratulations to you, Henry, upon your recently becoming a happy pater-familias—although it is a daughter. Long may you live and the “wee ones” that bless and adorn your life!

—J. W. McCanless, after completing the junior class course, studied law under Judge Cilley at Lenoir, N. C. Having obtained license, he will practice a while with his preceptor, and intends then “hanging out his shingle” in Calvert, Texas.

Miscellaneous.
LEAP YEAR SPRING.
From Beaumont & Fletcher’s Valentinian.
Now the lusty Spring is seen;
Golden yellow, gaudy blue,
Daintily invite the view.
Everywhere on every green,
Roses blushing as they blow,
And enticing men to pull,
Lillies whiter than the snow,
Woodbines of sweet honey full;
All love’s emblems, and all cry,
“Ladies, if not pluck’d, we die.”
Gen. Hardie always claimed that his troops were the last to lower the Southern flag to Northern numbers. It is recorded that he was the last General to receive notice of surrender and orders of disbandment. At that time his headquarters were in Trinity College, at the house of Dr. Craven, at whose front gate the official flag was planted. Here on a lovely morning in May, 1865, his daughter, Miss Annie Hardie, accompanied by the staff and many weeping and tattered soldiers, while the college bell, near by, tolled the requiem of the Southern Confederacy, and while officers and men stood uncovered, tenderly dismantled and forever furled this last lone emblem of Southern chivalry and Southern bravery. If this flag has been preserved, it should be in the museum at Trinity.—High Point Enterprise.

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HIGH POINT, N. C.
TRINITY COLLEGE,
TRINITY COLLEGE, N. C., U. S. A.
Faculty.—Separate chairs in History and Political Economy, Latin and French, English and German, Greek and Metaphysics, the Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, Business and Pedagogy.

Departments.—Collegiate, leading to Degrees of A. B. and Ph. B.

Preparatory, preparing for admission to college.

Business, five months’ training for business life.

Post-Graduate, advanced studies beyond graduation.

Pedagogics, lectures and special work for teachers.

Theological, preparatory training for the Christian Ministry.

Expenses.—Tuition, $3 to $5 per month.

Board, $8 to $12 per month.

Tuition should be paid in advance, and books at the time of purchase.

Special Lectures are given weekly to all who may wish to attend, free of extra charge, on topics of interest. The lecture program of prominent speakers for the weeks will be announced later.

Examinations.—Examinations in course are held twice a year or at the completion of any particular subject. Examinations for admission to college in 1888 to any of the regular classes will be held in June on the day following Commencement, and in September on the day before the opening of college. Students are admitted to the Preparatory and Business Departments without examination, but to no other.

The requisites for admission to the Freshman class in 1888 are Arithmetic, including the Metric System; Algebra to Quadratics; U.S. History; English Grammar and Analysis; Geography, Descriptive and Physical; Natural Sciences, Physiology and Hygiene; Latin, three Books of Cæsar and Latin Grammar, including Prosody.

An extra year’s work in Latin and Greek will be required for admission in 1889 to the classical course only (A. B. degree.)

Location.—In Randolph county. Reached via High Point, N. C., over the Piedmont Air Line. Healthfulness and quiet location render it peculiarly safe and well adapted to the education of youth and young men.

Information.—Special circulars issued quarterly, and the regular annual catalogue will be sent or any desired information given respecting the Institution, upon application to

JOHN F. CROWELL, A. B. (Yale),
President.
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