Vol. I. FEBRUARY, 1888. No. 4.
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Notes: Change of Editors; To Alumni; M. Renan; Volapûk; 63
Two Shakespearian Characters, 64–65
Editorial: An Error in Consolation; A Vilification; Object of Higher Education; Newspapers Again; Prof. Duggan; Aping; Eccentric You Know; The “Clerical Whine”; Stump Speaking; Society Work, 66–69
Reviews: Studies in Literature; Labor Report; Lights of Two Centuries; French Grammar, 70–71
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In accordance with the regulations governing the management of the Archive, the Editors from the Hesperian Society are changed. Two new ones take their places in this issue on the staff, and three of the former set are retained, but are assigned to new work. The representatives of the Columbian Society do not go out till the last quarter. By this arrangement part at least of the staff is always familiar with the duties of the office.
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That toy of modern linguists—Volapûk—is having a wonderful run with publishers. Handbooks to it “now tread on one another’s heels.” The American Philosophical Society, at a meeting last fall, appointed a committee to examine into the scientific value of this “universal language.” Their report points out the requirements for such a language, and finds on comparing them with Father Schleyer’s system, that it is “synthetic and complex,” and therefore unsuited to modern needs.
M. Renan has a picturesque way of putting things. In his “History of the People of Israel,” (Vol. I, lately published) he says of David:
“We shall see the brigand of Adullam and Ziglag adopt by and by the ways of a saint. He will be the author of the Psalms, the sacred choragus, the type of the future Saviour. Jesus will be a son of David. The pious souls who will find delight in the resignation and the melancholy contained in the finest of liturgical books, will think themselves in communion with this bandit. Humanity will believe in a final justice on the testimony of David, who never thought of it, and of the Sibyl, who never existed. Teste David cum Sibylla! O divine comedy!”
TWO SHAKESPEARIAN CHARACTERS
The Tragedy of Cymbeline was written during the latter ten years of Shakespeare’s life and has much of the exquisite beauty and austere sweetness of Othello and The Tempest, which belong to the same period. In structure this Tragedy is quite complex. There are in it no less than four distinct groups of persons, all of whom, however, though without any concert or common purpose, draw together with perfect smoothness and harmony in working out the author’s plan.
Of all the characters that acquit themselves in this drama, no two show such different dispositions as Imogen and the Queen; for, wherever and under whatever conditions they are found, antagonism in character is sure to be shown. The leading purpose of the play is to be sought for in the character of Imogen. She is an impersonation of the moral beauty of womanhood. This beauty is the vital current of the whole delineation, and everything about her, her form, her features and expression, her dress, her walk, her every motion are steeped in its efficacy. This virtue radiates from her on others and exercises a wonderful influence on almost all about her. Already a wife when we first see her, Imogen acts but little in any other quality; yet in this one she approves herself mistress of that womanly perfection which would make glad the heart and perfect the character of every one who stood in any relationship with her. To make up a perfect woman, she possesses sound judgment and decision of character, which are most admirably displayed in her choice of a husband. Irrespective of parental desires and the efficacy of royal blood, she wisely preferred a true, though humble man to a royal personage that could well be regarded as a counterfeit of humanity. Posthumus sprang of heroic stock. Having been left an orphan at birth, he was taken by the king and grew up the foster-brother and playmate of the princess; and their love, rooted in the innocence of childhood, interlacing all their childish thoughts and pleasures, has ripened with their growth; and now appears the settled habit of their very souls. Cloten, whom she had the good judgment to refuse, was well described when Mr. Hudson phrased him a “noble instance of a man or thing, with not merely a loose screw in the gearing but with all the screws loose.” He was, therefore, the last man that any body, of such sense and refinement as Imogen possessed, could ever be brought to endure. Her faithfulness is seen in her bearing Cloten’s persecutions with patience, till he begins to abuse her exiled husband; then, true to him who is a part of her very nature, she quickly turns upon Cloten, at the same time regretting that he puts her to “forget a lady’s manners by being so verbal.” That Imogen was sincerely virtuous is proved by the fact that Iachimo, upon approaching her with evil intentions, was compelled to exclaim, “Boldness, be my friend! arm me, audacity, from head to foot!” Truly appropriate was this language, for having once learned his wilful intention she with one word shattered his armor of “audacity.” So great was the influence of her purity that Iachimo was at once charmed and chastened, for “under the ribs of death” her moral beauty had created a soul. And further is the truth of her virtue confirmed when Iachimo discovers himself and speaks of her as “that paragon for whom my heart drops blood, and my false spirits quail to remember.” That her moral delicacy shrinks from the least atom of untruth, is touchingly shown in this, “If I lie, and do not harm by it, though the gods hear, I hope they’ll pardon it.” Imogen might don a man’s attire, but her pure motives and God-given virtues had shaped a heart that could not contain the sterner qualities of the other sex; and so utterly did she fail in her attempt to appear as a man, that we find wise and reverend manhood exclaiming at sight of her, “Behold divineness no elder than a boy!”
It might be with reluctance that we would turn from contemplating a perfect character to look at the faults of an imperfect one, if we did not first remember that the Queen possesses only those commonplace elements of character that characterizes, though in a less degree, all moral beings. But, since we are through natural instinct and acquired inclination always ready to blame poor human nature, we cannot but give vent to our feelings when we find so mean a grade as is possessed by Cymbeline’s Queen. She is deeply false, false to everything but her son and her own ambition. She has the king quite under her power, the lords blame not the king for any wrong act, knowing that he sees only through her eyes, acts only as she plans, and speaks only as she dictates. The Queen has set her heart upon matching her son with the princess, who is expected to succeed her father in the kingdom, not so much through love for the poor clod, as that she knows him to be a clod whom she will be able to control, and thus secure the continuation of her power. Perhaps the depth of her character is not fathomed by all, and certainly not by the king, until on her death-bed she reveals the most detestible qualities of a corrupt nature.
Thus it is seen that in these characters we have simplicity and harmony of character, clearness of understanding, depth and purity of feeling, the whole circle and aggregate of eloquent womanhood contrasted with a character inconsistent only with the truth, vile deceit, a masculine disposition combined with all that is complex, detestible and fiendish, last, but most prominent of all, a woman destitute of womanhood.
G. N. RAPER, Columbian, Editors.
M. C. THOMAS, Hesperian,
Some boys console themselves for their want of energy in study by the fact that Patrick Henry, for instance, was a very poor student at school, or that Byron, or some other illustrious character was the poorest member of his class at College. They have the presumption to imagine that, because they follow in school the example of Henry and Byron, they will be as renowned in after life as an inevitable sequence. They dream of doing great things bye and bye, but are very indifferent about the present little things, which are the essentials of greatness. Such boys forget to compare what Patrick Henry was, with what he might have been, had he diligently applied himself at school. Therefore it is no wonder that in after life they realize their mistake and exclaim farewell, a long farewell to all my anticipated greatness!
That old bigot Berkley, governor of the colony of Virginia, once said, “I thank God that there are no free schools, nor printing-presses, and I hope we shall not have them these hundred years!!” It was thought that this sentiment had long ago been eradicated from the minds of the American people, especially of the higher classes, but it is a sad fact that a few weeks ago an expression of like import was uttered even within the halls of the United States Senate. Now, two centuries after Berkley, a United States Senator says that, were he called upon to frame a title for the Blair Educational Bill, he would call it an act to erect a monument to Alexander Hamilton, and to encourage mendicancy in the South. Such a sentiment as this needs no comment, for every man who is a true patriot and has ever been outside of his own county will condemn the Senator’s remarks upon him who first “smote the rock of national resources and abundant streams of revenue gushed forth, who touched the corpse of public credit and it sprang upon its feet.”
The primary object of a collegiate education should not be to educate for the sole purpose of making money, but to educate for education’s sake. The statement can be made, without too much self-laudation, that many Southern boys give evidences of great original ability while at college, but just as soon as they complete the course, too many think only of making money, and therefore entirely neglect literary work. Never can the South boast of a golden age of literature, nor can she furnish her own text-books, until this mistaken idea of education is driven out by the substitution of one which will give us a higher standard of refinement, and make us independent so far as poetry, history, fiction and text-books are concerned.
People cannot do without news, and therefore newspapers are necessary. Furthermore, if their object be improvement in literary attainments, they exert an indispensable influence for good. They unite the people more closely, and have a great tendency to prevent sectionalism. But in our modern newspapers there is too much of the sensational and of the worthless. There is a continual contest between some papers to see which one can give the best account of the most brutal murders. In addition to this, every little thing, of no importance whatever, must be noticed, and therefore it takes up the space which should be occupied by good solid reading. Zeb. Vance can’t have a photograph taken, nor can President Cleveland wear a plug hat without its being mentioned in some newspaper.
Wake Forest has sustained a great loss by the death of Prof. J. R. Duggan. It is sad to see one so young and at the same time so promising and so devoted to his profession, taken from the field of scientific investigation. The President of his alma mater said that he never missed a college duty. This is a compliment which indeed only a very few boys ever win. Punctuality is just as essential to success as a knowledge of text-books. Had morning prayers no other object than to get boys to conform to systematic habits, they could not be abolished without detriment to the scholars. For the boy who learns to be punctual at school will be so in life.
Many young men who read of the eccentricities and vices of men of genius at once try to become eccentric by practicing the same vices. Some who have morbidly sensitive dispositions, imagine that they are exactly like Edgar Allan Poe, and determine to become poets. They let their hair grow long, assume a dreamy expression of face, write poetry that is enough to exasperate any man of sense, and because every body does not go into ecstacy over their literary performances, talk about how inappreciative the world has always been of the first efforts of genius. These same young men will practice the vices of Goldsmith, Byron, Poe, and other great geniuses of the past, and imagine that it is conclusive proof of the fact that mentally they are like these great men. Some are always trying to say something witty in a brusque way, because that was the way Dr. Johnson did. Others imagine that they can never become lawyers or politicians unless they get drunk occasionally. They say that Sheridan, Webster, Prentiss, and other great orators drank freely.
It is a lamentable fact that a large number of the young men of the present day who intend to enter the ministry seem to think it necessary to be able to speak in a drawling, sanctimonious tone, until this method of talking has been denominated the “clerical whine.” There is no reason why a preacher should speak in the pulpit with an entirely different voice from that which he employs on other occasions. The truth of it is, some young preachers hear a man who has a big reputation as a preacher speak with the nasal twang, and straightway fancy that they can never become good preachers unless they can speak in the same way. Other young preachers try to imitate Sam Jones, or some other popular preacher, especially their eccentricities. The world makes allowances for the eccentricities and vices of genius, but never countenances them in mediocrity. The young man who thus tries to ape other men, not only loses the respect of others, but soon loses his own self respect. Individuality is a characteristic of genius, so that a young man who tries to imitate others proves by his actions that he is devoid of real ability, and makes himself contemptible in the eyes of sensible people. Every young man should determine to preserve his identity, and have the stamp of individuality upon all his actions, and he will then at least command respect, if he does not become distinguished as an eccentric genius.
It is to be feared that stump speaking, in its highest and best sense, is becoming a thing of the past. People no longer delight to hear the great political questions of the day discussed in a sound, sensible manner on the stump, but seem to have a morbid appetite for smutty jokes and low buffoonery. The man who can tell the most anecdotes is the man for the office. It is a shame for the citizens of a State to applaud the vulgar jokes of men running for high offices. Such men deserve to be frowned upon with the virtuous indignation and contempt of every true citizen. It matters not how well they may tell their jokes, yet they are corrupters of the morals of the young who hear them, and do injury to the State in which they live, just in proportion to their talent and influence. Why is it that we so rarely have discussions now to which ladies can listen? Why is it that we do not have canvasses like that of Prentiss in Mississippi years ago, when he stumped the State for Congress, and the ladies turned out to hear the famous orator? Such stump speeches as those made by Douglas and Lincoln in Illinois, and Gov. Wise in Virginia, in which these great men discussed the political issues of the country in a statesman-like way? Why was President Garfield abused so outrageously by the stump speakers of opposite political faith to him, and a few months afterwards, when he was assassinated, lauded to the skies by the same men? Stump speaking in these latter times seems to have been assigned, in the main, to the lowest demagogues in each party, who see how much mud they can throw at each other, and how many vile jokes and political lies they can tell.
The students of Trinity have in the past had the reputation throughout the State of being good speakers. They should determine to maintain this reputation. The way to do this is for them to take an interest in Society work. Society training is an invaluable part of every young man’s college education. No student should fail to improve the opportunities offered to him in this line. There is nothing that should be more congenial to a student who has any ambition than a good literary society—a society where he can learn to express himself with ease and fluency, with grammatical correctness, and rhetorical finish, where he can learn to clothe his thought in appropriate language, where he can cultivate his imaginative and reasoning powers. Some students seem to think that because they gave not the rhythmic flow of language of a Cicero, the information of a Burke, or the wit sarcasm and fluency of a John Randolph, that it is useless for them ever to try to become speakers. They seem to forget that no man can be a grand success right at the start, and that persistent effort is required to succeed at anything. Those who have no natural talent for speaking should be encouraged when they think of Demosthenes and other great orators, who possessed little natural powers of oratory. Let every student, at the beginning of this new year, take more interest in society work, and strive to become at least a moderately good speaker.
D. C. ROPER, Columbian, Editors.
J. S. BASSETT, Hesperian,
Studies in English and American Literature, from Chaucer to the present time; with standard selections from representative writers for critical study and analysis. By Albert N. Raub, Ph. D., Principal of the Central State Normal School, Lock Haven, Pa., and Author of “Lessons in English,” “Practical English Grammar,” etc., 468 pp. Cloth. Philadelphia. Raub & Co. 1887.
This is one of the books “to meet a long-felt want.” The work is intended not only to give a biographical sketch of the representative writers, but also a criticism of their work, and, following this, a masterpiece selected from each author’s writings, with such explanatory notes appended as will lead the pupil to study more critically and with more profit not only the beauties but also the defects, of his language. It is a book on literature, criticism, and the literary analysis of the English classics in one, and is an admirable supplement to the study of both Rhetoric and English Grammar. The plan is the now so popular method used by Kellogg, Swinton, and others, thereby giving this book many of the excellences found in the works of those scholars. If, however, it be pertinent to mention among its good qualities a defect, it may be said that the number of American authors is out of proportion to the English, thereby unduly emphasizing American literature. In the main, this is a very good book, and is altogether worthy of the ready acceptance which it is receiving in quite a number of our schools and colleges.
Practical Rhetoric and Composition: A complete and practical discussion of capital letters, punctuation, letter-writing, style and composition. By Albert N. Raub, A. M., Ph. D., author of “Lessons in English,” “Practical English Grammar,” “Studies in English and American Literature,” “Methods of Teaching,” “School Management,” etc. 320 pp. Cloth. Philadelphia. Raub & Co. 1887.
In the preparation of this work the author’s aim has been to compile a treatise on the subject of Rhetoric and Composition that may claim to be wholly practical and teachable. The arrangement of subjects varies from the usual order, and to good purpose. The influence of the school to which Bain belongs is made manifest to a great and quite beneficial degree, giving the book characteristics worthy of great commendation. Each topic or principle discussed is followed by copious examples which are in the main fresh and apposite. “Letter-Writing,” while well treated, is extended out of proportion to the rest. A great deal of space is given in this work to Poetry. Since the appearance of the works of Gummere, Mayor, and Schepper, the attempt to force Latin meter upon the English accentual verse is unpardonable. On the whole, however, this is a very good Elementary Rhetoric.
Lights of Two Centuries: Edited by Edward Everett Hale. Illustrated with fifty portraits. A. S. Barnes & Co. New York. 1887. 8vo. pp. vi, 603.
This work is a series of biographical essays comprehending fifty of the leading artists, sculptors, prose writers, composers, poets and inventors of the last two hundred years. It treats of those master spirits who, in contradistinction to those who belonged to “schools”, have caused by their individual efforts material improvements in their respective spheres. The essays are written in a perspicuous and easy style, although the matter is very condensed. They treat of the subject’s life as directly influenced by his works, carry the reader through philosophy, veiled by incident, and finally drop him much pleased and wishing there were more. We may learn a little of our national inclinations by looking over the Table of Contents. Among the artists, sculptors and composers, not one American is found, showing that in these features we are deficient. Among prose writers and poets, America claims one each. But when we come to the inventors we find that four of the nine, classed leading in two hundred years, were natives of our one-hundred-year-old republic. An agreeable feature is the pronunciation affixed to all proper names, so that we feel more at ease when we meet in print our cousins from abroad. The portrait of each one is given, and dubious points are explained in ample foot-notes. The type is large and leaded, and the volume tastefully bound.
First Annual Report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the State of North Carolina, for the year 1887; W. N. Jones, Commissioner; Josephus Daniels, State Printer and Binder.
Besides following reports of other States as models, taking from each that feature which he considers best, the Commissioner has introduced a chapter on railroads, a feature by no means out of place. In chapters III and IV, the agricultural interests receive their due share of consideration. The chapter on Convict Labor, however, shows a deficiency of information on the general subject, confines itself to opinions of politicians, employers of laborers, and labor organizations, and lacks statistics, which perhaps time may improve. For the first effort the report is a very creditable affair. It is well indexed, and thus rendered useful to general readers, all of whom can obtain it free by writing to the Commissioner at Raleigh, N. C.
The first part of Whitney’s French Grammar, supplemented by conversational exercises and lists of idiomatic phrases, has just been brought out by Henry Holt & Co. This adds what was lacking in the other, and affords a welcome relief from the imperfections of the conversation-grammars of the Bôcher-Otto type.
W. A. BARRETT, Columbian, Editors.
A. M. SHARP, Hesperian,
In the Randolph-Macon Monthly, for January may be noted the article entitled “Hanover Court House,” around which cluster memories of Patrick Henry; also “De Quincy,” in which the author gives a graphic criticism of some of the “English Opium Eater’s” productions. But the most pleasing feature of the periodical is a neat cut of Randolph-Macon’s new gymnasium. This is a reminder that an article appeared in this magazine last month relative to the advantages of a gymnasium. But it is an established fact that a weak body and soft muscles will ever be a serious hindrance to a strong mind, so too much cannot be said favorable to that great agent of physical culture. No College can count itself fully equipped without this very necessary feature. In the acquisition of her “Physical Culture Hall,” Randolph-Macon may rest assured that she has taken a long step in the right direction.
In the Sophomore and Freshman years, students use text-books, but in the Senior and Junior years they use subjects,—Haverfordian.
Were ‘should’ inserted in each place preceding ‘use,’ the above would be true here. Text-books should blaze the way, as it were, for the student in the acquisition of an education. Nothing is more difficult to instill into the mind of a student than the principle that he is to study for an education and not for a grade. He will not comprehend that, when school days are over, the world is not going to look in the “grade-book” for figures by which to size him up, but is going to estimate him by what is in his head. The abolition of the marking system would be a great boon to the cause of education. Then would students leave off worrying and cramming their heads with the contents of dry text-books, the knowledge of which remains only temporarily, and broaden out with a course of reading, making the acquisition of knowledge not a burden but a pleasure.
The Wake Forest Student for January has a very interesting article on “States Rights.” It begins by calling attention to the late decision rendered by the Supreme Court in the case of Judge Bond’s injunction. The writer states in reference to the decision that it has given to the doctrine of State Rights, which received almost its death-blow in the Civil War, “new strength and new limbs.” It will be remembered that strength and life began to be infused in 1872 when the decision was rendered in reference to the Louisiana Slaughter house cases; also by the subsequent decisions “which pronounced null and void the ‘Kuklux Act’ and the ‘Civil Rights Act,’ because the absurd theory on which they were based would make Congress take the place of State Legislatures and supersede them.” Taking into consideration that the late decision was rendered by Justices appointed by Republican Presidents, the principle of State Rights has indeed received a wonderful impetus. The author is a very able champion of the sovereignty of States as the only sure plan of retaining our individual rights. We feel sure that his words voice the sentiment of every true lover of his State.
In the last number of the College Message appears an article of merit entitled “The Novel Again, A Protest.” The author is not lacking in appreciation of novels of the first order, and, indeed, assigns to works of fiction, by standard authors, the honor of performing a great and good office; but justly criticises that slimy stream of inferior fiction which is flooding the marts of literature, and disseminating vicious and corrupting sentiments in the minds of the young. The article shows its author well versed in the subject. It is acknowledged that cigarettes and whiskey are the uncompromising enemy of boys. Inferior novels are the inveterate enemies of both boys and girls. The former foes inflict wounds, for the time being, upon the body, yet these being vanquished the wounds will heal; but the latter attack the mind—the soul—and war with poisoned weapons whose hurt is incurable.
Many of the Archive’s political exchanges are sharply censuring Speaker Carlisle on account of his treatment of North Carolina representatives in regard to the formation of the House Committees. True, all of them occupy rather insignificant places. But, upon taking second thought, fair-minded men will not accuse Mr. Carlisle of partiality, but will rather ascribe the placing of North Carolina members to the short duration of their membership. North Carolina has many able sons and delights to honor them all. To do this, she distributes Congressional honors too frequently, so that, when a representative’s reputation and influence is just budding, he must step down and out to make place for a new member. Thus the State suffers. In regard to this, North Carolina may well take a lesson from the North and West.
The Raleigh Chronicle, one of the best weeklies in the State, and one eagerly read by Trinity’s students, lends a helping-hand to the Endowment Fund in the shape of a well written, broad-minded editorial. As long as the editor wields his pen in behalf of education, may success attend him.
The Greensboro North State, notwithstanding its politics, is one of the most interesting, ably-edited papers that visit the Archive.
The editor of The Tobacco Plant writes, as the fruit of his visit to Trinity, an article on the College. In it he pays a graceful tribute to his instructors in the days of yore, and closes with a stirring appeal to North Carolina Methodists in behalf of Trinity.
D. C. Branson, Hes., Reporters.
J. C. Montgomery, C.,
Good looking set of “Newies.”
Rain, hail, sleet and snow on the 17th.
One hundred and fifty-five students enrolled.
Rev. Mr. Sharp and family are boarding at Mrs. Carr’s.
The special Department has grown quite popular since examinations.
The Editors in the Hesperian Society have been changed according to the regulations governing the paper.
C. L. Jenkins, class of ’85, spent a few days in Trinity. “Cod Liver” has many friends and fellow students who were glad to see him.
Every thing, you know, is very dull immediately after Christmas. The Local column must have its share of everything that comes along.
The bulletin-board was a great curiosity to those who made their requisite number. We cannot find out what the balance thought about it.
Mr. Raper has the Book-room in charge. Open from four to five o’clock every afternoon except Saturday and on that day from eight to nine o’clock.
We learn from some members of the Faculty that in a few weeks a “Senate” will be organized at Trinity College. This is something that all colleges should have. Who knows but Senate halls may be filled with Trinity students.
Those who remained in Trinity during the holidays say that it is not by any means the dullest place in the world. With the frolics, parties, &c., every body seemed to have had a jolly time.
We were glad to see our friend, W. G. Burkhead of the Tobacco Plant, in the “city” on a few days’ visit to his Alma Mater.
Prof. Henry of the State University will lecture here, Feb. 8th, on an educational subject. Everybody is invited to attend.
Several of our boys on their return found their names on the “black-list” and had to stand some of their examinations over.
Prof. Heitman has been relieved of the Treasurer’s duties in order that he may give more time to his department, and the President is temporarily acting as Treasurer.
Mrs. Linton and child from Philadelphia are visiting President Crowell. Hope they will have a pleasant visit in our little “city.”
Recitation hours have been extended until 5 o’clock, P. M. Won’t somebody “kick” for the novelty of the thing?
Miss Ida Shaw, of High Point, spent last week with Miss Maggie Carr.
No student is allowed to act as agent for any book-firm.
The Trinity Boarding House combination to make 28 days a board month has failed. The strikers were successful.
The Seniors in Political Science will have the pleasure of studying the labor reports. Of course they are very interesting, as every reader will attest.
’Tis now afloat that the Railroad to run by Trinity College will immediately be completed. This may be merely a passing notice to some, but the people of Randolph county have determined no longer to be cut off from the busy world. When she gets her Telegraph line and Railroad she will no longer be classed Trinity via hackman’s express.
State Superintendent Finger lectured in Trinity Chapel, January 18th, on the Public School Problem. His lecture was interesting and beneficial and enjoyed by all, especially by the young folks. Our President in conclusion said we were like a little child, when we got a good thing, we wanted more of it.
A Chemistry class in Qualitative Analysis has been organized. Each member of the class has his desk of apparatus and chemicals. Four hours work a week is required, with privilege to spend as much more time as the student may desire.
The Reading-room is flourishing. The Societies have appropriated $50 to it. With this amount and with fees from other sources the committee propose to make it first-class in all respects. Through the courtesy of the State press most of our own papers are received in addition to a fine selection of magazines, dailies, &c. The Archive desires to thank them, and still has thanks ready for the remainder of the profession on receipt of their papers.
One of the Local Editors, while visiting at the Hundley House had one of his over-shoes carried off, supposed to have been done by boy or dog. Any person finding the same will please return it. It must have been hard to hide that shoe.
The Concert by the ladies and gentlemen of Greensboro was postponed on account of inclement weather. We hope to have them come over this month. Every body look out for announcement. Be with us when they come, and enjoy a rare treat.
Election for Chief Manager and Marshal took place in the Society Halls on Friday the 20th, resulting as follows: L. L. Burkhead was elected Chief Manager by the Columbian, and E. L. Moffitt, Chief Marshal by the Hesperian.
We are glad to know that Mr. Callum, the groceryman of High Point, has decided to deliver goods in Trinity free of charge. Good for Mr. Callum and convenient for Trinity. Lookout for his ad. in next Archive.
“To meet, to know, to love—and then to part
Is the sad tale of many a human heart,”
sighed a chorus of students when our fair Pennsylvania visitors took their leave last month. Knowing what joy you brought to our quiet little village, can you refuse to come again in the near future? Here’s The Archive’s cordial invitation to our Commencement.
The Hundley House boys say they are all glad to be together again under “Father’s” hospitable roof. His dry and witty remarks are an unfailing source of fun and merriment. He seems to enjoy hugely the German games in Prof. Armstrong’s room. “Father” answers the call of “Herein!” as promptly as the brassiest linguist in the house. Just persevere, “Father,” and you will soon be able to astonish the natives with your Dutch.
$25,000 turned loose in Trinity every year by the students alone! Merchants, ponder over that and remember that The Archive furnishes an excellent advertising medium. Let us, again, say to the students that it is to their interests to patronize those firms which are represented in our advertising columns.
—That red-birds and sparrows were thinned out mightily during the holidays by those skillful quail (?) hunters.
—That “Possum” is as sweet as ever on the girls, notwithstanding recent events.
—That Dick “Betts” a certain freshman got left recently.
—That one of our pious theologians was perfectly carried away with the “Scotch-ramble” at a Xmas party.
—That “Ettiquette” was smitten anew during his sojourn at home. Wonder if they correspond?
—That Miss — left just in the “Nick” o’ time for one of the boys.
—That the third-story front, College building, is a long way from the Hundley House breakfast bell.
—That Bro. H. thinks a speculative account is one on which a fellow makes a “speck.”
Last term the Junior class received lectures from Prof. Armstrong on Poetics. The Bard of the class signed his examination paper in the following strain:
“Upon examination day
No aid received or given,
As on this English exercise
Two weary hours I’ve striven;
And now I sing a weary strain,
I neither laugh nor caper,
The only damage I have done
Is to deface this paper.”
W. H. RHODES, Columbian, Editors.
G. T. ADAMS, Hesperian,
—C. R. Adams is engaged in the mercantile business with his father at Fair Oaks, N. C.
—W. H. Nicholson, ’83, is now at the University of Virginia, taking a medical course.
—E. P. McDaniel is farming near Trenton, N. C. He has a daughter at Kinsey’s school, La Grange, and a son old enough to come to Trinity.
—John A. Richardson, who was the most popular Railroad conductor in the State, is now Custom House Collector at Newberne, N. C.
—J. F. Brower, who has more than nine years experience in teaching, has recently taken charge, as principal, of Oak Institute, Moresville, Iredell Co., N. C. Best wishes to Mr. Brower in his new field of labor.
—Cyrus Fascue is farming in Jones county, N. C. His son, Keneth Fascue, who was here in ’81 and ’82, is also farming near his father.
—A. Anderson, ’83, who established a flourishing male school at Middleburg, N. C., and gained quite a reputation as a teacher in that section, is now studying medicine at the University of Virginia.
—C. C. Hinds, ’61, has been a member of the South Georgia Methodist Conference for quite a number of years. He is now principal of the District school at Spring Hill, Ga., and has a son whom he expects to send to Trinity, probably next scholastic year.
—G. D. Ellsworth, ’80, was principal for several years of a very fine school at Henderson, N. C. He now has an office in the Treasury at Washington, D. C.
—H. E. Norris, ’79, on receiving his license to practice law, located at Apex, his native village, where he has been following his profession and farming. In ’85, he was a member of the Legislature. He expects soon to remove to Raleigh, and devote himself wholly to the practice of law.
—G. W. Koonce, ’79, who received the first Wiley Gray Medal awarded, after graduating taught school several years at Polloksville, N. C. He enlisted in the Signal Service for five years. During this interval, he was promoted several times and graduated in law at Washington, D. C. At the expiration of this time, he was appointed clerk in the War Department, which office he now fills.
—D. B. Parker, ’77, having become sufficiently amused with teaching school in South Carolina and Georgia, has decided to settle in North Carolina, and is now principal of a flourishing school at Cypress Creek. His patrons are to be congratulated upon the selection they have made. He graduated with distinction and is a fine teacher. The Archive extends to him a warm welcome to his native State, and bespeaks for him that full measure of success which he so justly merits.
—O. J. Spears, after leaving Trinity, began the practice of law in Richmond county. Having a fondness for politics he soon entered the public arena and was elected to a seat in the Senate, the duties of which position he faithfully and creditably discharged. At the expiration of his term of office, he returned to his home in Harnett county, and is now located at Lillington, N. C., where he has a lucrative law practice.
—Wilbur E. Ormond is principal of Hookerton Collegiate Institute, Hookerton, N. C., and reports an attendance of 71 students. Besides this work, he has been recently engaged to deliver lectures on Temperance in his section. Noble work, old friend.
—Joseph Kinsey, one of the best teachers in the State, is now principal of a most excellent school for young ladies in La Grange. He has recently erected a large and commodious building for his school, and has five accomplished lady assistants. Mr. Kinsey, soon after leaving Trinity, chose the profession of teaching which he has been following for nearly twenty years. La Grange is indebted to him for the first impulse given to education.
—H. B. Koonce, who was in college in ’81, is merchandising and farming at Richlands, N. C. Notwithstanding his extreme bashfulness in youth, he had the courage during Xmas to stand up with a young lady in the presence of witnesses, while the minister officiated. We had the pleasure of attending their reception and meeting many pleasant friends. From the number of receptions given them, we should judge Henry and his bride to be favorites at Richland.
—J.C. Brown, D. D. S., ’68, the only Alumunus of Trinity College who is a regular graduate of dentistry, and has the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery conferred upon him, now lives in Ansonville, N. C., and has a paying practice. He has three sons whom he will soon send to his Alma Mata to have them finish their education. Mr. Brown states that there is a fine school building in his village for sale, and wishes that some “good young man under thirty-five years old, who is up with the times in teaching and in the modern style and system,” would purchase the property and open a school at once. This is a good opportunity for some one who has had experience in teaching or desires to engage in that profession.
TIME IS FLYING.
Gather the rose-buds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying,
And this same flower that smiles to-day,
To-morrow will be dying.
The glorious lamp of heaven, the Sun,
The higher he’s a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he’s to setting.
That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer;
But, being spent, the worse, and worst
Times shall succeed the former.
Then be not coy, but use your time,
And while ye may, go marry;
For, having lost but once your prime,
You may forever tarry. —Herrick.
Princes in their infancy, childhood and youth, are said to discover prodigious parts and wit, to speak things that surprise and astonish; strange, so many hopeful princes, so many shameful kings! If they happen to die young, they would have been prodigies of wisdom and virtue; if they live, they are often prodigies indeed——but of another sort.—Swift.
The imputation of novelty is a terrible charge amongst those who judge of men’s heads as they do of their perukes, by the fashion, and can allow none to be right but the received doctrines. Truth scarce ever yet carried it by vote anywhere at its first appearance; new opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.—Locke.
There never was any party, faction, sect, or cabal whatsoever, in which the most ignorant were not the most violent; for a bee is not a busier animal than a blockhead. However, such instruments are necessary to politicians; and perhaps it may be with states as with clocks, which must have some dead weight hanging at them, to help and regulate the finer and more useful parts.—Pope.
Some divines make the same use of Fathers and Councils as our beaux do of their canes, not for support or defence, but mere ornament or show; and cover themselves with fine cob-web distinctions, as Homer’s gods did with a cloud.—Brown.
BY “UNCLE GEORGE.”
Sho’ me de man what am a-co’tin’ an ugly gal an’ she at de same time po’, an’ I will sho’ you a fit subjec’ fo’ de fool-killer.
When I sees de av’rage student a-contemplatin’ de law, I advises dat student to diet hisse’f on green simmons an’ draw his stummick up, ’case he ain’t agwine to need a very big one.
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
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