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Title: The Trinity Archive, Vol. I, No. 3, January 1888
Author: Trinity College (Randolph County, N.C.)
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                   VOL. I.   JANUARY, 1888.   NO. 3.

                            TRINITY ARCHIVE.


        MONTHLY.      TRINITY COLLEGE, N.C.      PRICE, 15 CTS.



                FROM MILTON’S HYMN ON THE            43

                NOTES: The Southern Festival;        43
                  Christmas at College;
                  Overdose of Holiday

                THE BULLETIN BOARD                44-45

                BURKE AND WEBSTER                 45-46


                TRANSLATIONS                      47-48

                CORRESPONDENCE: Letter from          49

                  Letter from “A Trinity Boy”     49-50

                  “Holidays”—R. R.                   50

                EDITORIALS: Narrow Gauge;         51-52
                  Cigarette-Picture Nuisance;
                  The Gymnasium a Necessity;
                  The Peace Commission; Dr.

                REVIEWS: American Statesmen;      53-54
                  Our Country; Cook’s Sievers’
                  O. E. Grammar

                 Meiklejohn’s English Language       54
                EXCHANGES                            55
                LOCALS                            56-57
                ALUMNI                            58-59
                AMONG THE COLLEGES                   59

                           MANAGERS’ NOTICES.


Correspondents will please send all matter intended for publication to
Prof. J. L. Armstrong, Trinity College, N. C.

                         TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.

One dollar, per scholastic year (nine issues), if paid in advance; if
not paid in advance, one dollar and twenty cents.

To anyone who will send us a Club of Five cash yearly subscribers, we
will give a year’s subscription, free.

Remittances should be made by postal note, postal order, or registered
letter, and made payable to “Business Managers of the TRINITY ARCHIVE.”

                         TERMS OF ADVERTISING.

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                         TRINITY COLLEGE, N.C.

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                            Female College,

                            GREENSBORO, N.C.

The Sixty-Sixth Session of this well-equipped and prosperous School will
begin on the 11th of January, 1888. Faculty (consisting of three
Gentleman and eleven Ladies) able, accomplished and faithful.
Instruction thorough in all departments. Superior advantages offered in
the departments of

              Music, Art, Elocution and Modern Languages.

Location healthful and beautiful; fare good. Premises large, with ample
walks for out-door recreation. Buildings large, convenient, comfortable,
and furnished with all the appliances of A FIRST-CLASS FEMALE COLLEGE.

Special attention paid to physical health, comfort, and developement,
and moral and spiritual culture.

For catalogue apply to

                                                 T. M. JONES, PRESIDENT.


                           Group Photographs.

I would announce to the students of Trinity College that with a view to
doing school work I have specially fitted myself for making

                             LARGE GROUPS,

such as Classes, Fraternities, Literary Societies, &c. Will be glad to
serve with whatever they need in Photography, in that or any other line
of work. I also make

                  =Portrait Frames and Mats to Order.=


               =S. L. ALDERMAN=,

               GREENSBORO, N.C.


                            TRINITY ARCHIVE.

        Published under Supervision of the Professor of English.

                      TRINITY COLLEGE, JAN., 1888.


          It was the winter wilde
          While the Heaven-born childe
          All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies;
          Nature in aw to him
          Had doff’t her gawdy trim,
          With her great Master so to sympathize;
          It was no season then for her
          To wanton with the sun her lusty paramour.

          Onely with speeches fair
          She woo’s the gentle Air
          To hide her guilty front with innocent snow,
          And on her naked shame,
          Pallute with sinfull blame,
          The saintly veil of maiden white to throw:
          Confounded, that her Maker’s eyes
          Should look so near upon her foul deformities.

          But he, her fears to cease,
          Sent down the meek-eyed Peace;
          She, crown’d with olive green, came softly sliding
          Down through the turning sphear,
          His ready harbinger,
          With turtle wing the amorous clouds dividing,
          And, waving wide her mirtle wand,
          She strikes a universall peace through sea and land.

          No war, or battails sound,
          Was heard the world around;
          The idle spear and shield were high up hung;
          The hooked chariot stood
          Unstain’d with hostile blood;
          The trumpet spake not to the armed throng;
          And kings sate still with awfull eye,
          As if they sure knew their sovran Lord was by.


A merry Christmas and a happy New Year! So the phrase goes and many a
time has it just been uttered, who knows whether with meaning or
unmeaning lips? Christmas, part and parcel of America’s glorious
inheritance from Old England, is the sovereign festival in the South.
The North may keep its gaudy Fourth of July, the birth of a nation; but,
as for us, we will observe the day commemorating the birth of the King
of the Universe, a day hoary with centuries of associations.

                  *       *       *       *       *

No one knows the dreariness of Christmas at College but the unfortunate
wight condemned to suffer it. The lonesome buildings and quiet streets
would bore even a well-regulated ghost, while thoughts of home with
trains of recollections paralyze all gayety.

                  *       *       *       *       *

By an oversight the holidays are long drawn out. While several of the
exchanges utter touching appeals for more time, Trinity is suffering
from too much vacation. Rumor has it that next year will find both terms
and holiday readjusted.

                         _THE BULLETIN BOARD._

The new year opens with some sound financial regulations, the carrying
out of which will help considerably to improve the condition of the
College treasury. Hereafter, tuition fees will be collected at the end
of every month. Only sons of ministers will receive free tuition, and
time and credit will be allowed only to such as are found to be actually
incapable of paying their bills regularly. Students not otherwise
excused, who fail to pay monthly bills due the College, will not be
entitled to any further instruction.

The first monthly payment will be due Saturday, Feb. 11th, 1888.

Books and stationery will be sold for cash only.

A discount of 5 per cent. will be made on bills paid a full term in

                  *       *       *       *       *

Superintendent Finger will lecture on “The Public School Problem” on the
night of the 18th of January, in the College chapel. Admission free.

                  *       *       *       *       *

Entrance examinations to the College classes will be held in May at
Winston, in June at Morehead City, Raleigh, and Trinity College. The
Oxford examination will be held at a date to be announced later. The
date of the other examinations has not yet been definitely fixed.

                  *       *       *       *       *

The President’s class in Social and Political Science with the Seniors
(elective) engages in informal discussion followed by systematic inquiry
in official documents and specific treatises. A prize of $25 in books
will be awarded for the best original thesis upon any of the assigned

                  *       *       *       *       *

The Juniors begin Hallam’s Constitutional History of England as a text,
with Green’s Shorter History or Bright’s School History as collateral
reading (required.) The term’s work will end with an oration and a prize
of $25 in cash is offered for the best one.

                  *       *       *       *       *

Encouraging reports are coming in from those who went home to secure
help for the new building. There is no doubt of its _speedy_ erection,
if the Alumni respond to the proposition of “Alumnus.” The students are
determined that this building shall go up. They are ready to make
sacrifices, and are making them, to accomplish their purposes.
Contributions should be sent to Prof. J. L. Armstrong, who will
acknowledge them in the Raleigh _Christian Advocate_ and in THE ARCHIVE.

                  *       *       *       *       *

Several of the larger classes in the preparatory department will be
divided on the basis of scholarship.


                           BURKE AND WEBSTER.


Eloquence does not always display itself in the same form. In reading
critically the speeches of Burke and Webster, we find quite a contrast
in their styles, yet each ranks amongst the foremost orators of his
nation. Each moved thousands by the power of his words, and each
possessed a style peculiarly his own.

The first thing noticeable in Burke’s style is its remarkable clearness.
He presents his thoughts in such a plain, simple manner that they are
easily comprehended, although he handles the deepest subjects with which
statesmanship deals. He leaves nothing obscure. We are never at a loss
to know what words his relative pronouns relate to, or his conjunctions
connect. Few authors could have expressed with such precision and
perspicuity as Burke the thought contained in the following sentence:
“This commercial motive never was believed by any man, either in
America, which this letter is meant to soothe, or in England, which it
meant to deceive.”

In regard to clearness, Webster’s style resembles that of Burke. The
great American statesman seemed to possess the happy faculty of adapting
himself to his audience. If he addressed the Senate of the United
States, he was dignified and stately; if he spoke to an assembly of
peasants, he made himself perfectly intelligible.

Burke frequently uses pointed satire and bitter sarcasm in his speeches.
He says: “By such management, by the irresistible operations of feeble
councils, so paltry a sum as three-pence in the eyes of a financier, so
insignificant an article as tea in the eyes of a philosopher, have
shaken the pillars of a commercial empire that circled the whole globe.”
Again: “I conceal the ridiculous figure of parliament hurling its
thunders at the gigantic rebellion in America.” In this kind of writing
Burke is undoubtedly Webster’s superior.

Burke uses connectives with more skill, perhaps, than any other author
in the English language. This is an art of which he was master. There is
not space to give quotations illustrating this, but any one who studies
his works cannot fail to observe it.

Webster, although he was not so skilful in the use of connectives as
Burke, used them well, as the following extract from his speech in
Faneuil Hall will show: “Do they find, and do they admit, and do they
feel, that money is scarce and dear?——And how in my judgment, further,
so long as this sub-treasury lasts, so long as the tariff of 1846
continues, this state of accumulation by the rich, of distress of the
industrious, and of the aggravated poverty of the poor, will go on from
degree to degree, to an end which I shall not attempt to
calculate.”—Webster is especially fond of beginning his sentences with
‘_and_.’ Burke and Webster do not use figures of speech to excess, and
they use them very advantageously. Burke, in making comparisons, employs
the Antithesis effectively. Thus: “Compare the two. This I offer to give
is plain and simple, the other full of perplexed and intricate mazes.
This is mild, that is harsh. This is found by experience effectual for
its purpose, the other is a new project. This is universal, the other
calculated for certain colonies only. This is immediate in its
conciliatory operations, the other remote, contingent, full of hazard.”
Burke at times uses the Climax also. The chief difference between Burke
and Webster, as regards the use of figures, is that the former generally
employs the strongest Metaphors, while the latter uses Similes more
frequently. Note this as a sample of Webster’s style: “We shall see
Carolina looming up like one of the Southern Constellations.” Burke, in
his speech on Conciliation with America, argues by means of strong
historical illustrations. Webster, on the other hand, often reasons by
means of interrogations, and then by appealing strongly to the feelings
of his audience. It is said that a _dash_ may be eloquent. This is well
illustrated in Webster’s speech in Faneuil Hall.

On the whole, we may say that Mr. Webster was a strong, forcible speaker
and writer. His style is smooth and flowing. His arguments are powerful
and convincing. The great peculiarity of Burke’s style is that every
sentence “_grows_ in the very act of unfolding it.”

                                                                   H. S.


Whether the Roman idea, that climate affects character be true or not,
the Orientals exhibit a character very unlike that of the Occidentals.
With the one, impulse is the ruling power, and all others are
subordinate to it; with the other, reason interposes to check the
uprising passions, and to guard against the extremes of thought or deed.
No Western writer would ever have thought of devising the inhuman course
pursued by Schahriar, king of Persia, to maintain the honor of his
harem, and perhaps no maiden of this hemisphere would have subjected
herself to such imminent danger as did the beautiful and accomplished
Scheherazade to deliver her sex from the cruel revenge of a
blood-thirsty prince. Both were acting from impulse rather than from
reason, and in this at least they conformed to the general character of
the Orientals. Capable of the most passionate love yet extremely
revengeful, the Oriental is the kindest friend yet the bitterest enemy,
the most extravagant in grief yet the most relentless in those things
which produce it in others. Such a medley of contradictions and seeming
paradoxes are interwoven in Eastern character, making it one of the
greatest extremes.

Again, the Orientals are more mythical than the Occidentals. They have
chimerical ideas of life. Their minds are shadowy and fanciful in their
tendency. There is the home of the genii, the ghouls, and the houri.
Their literature is burdened with mythical legends, which show that
their minds, the foundation of all character, drift toward the fanciful
and unreal. In the literary lore of the West, we find no such fabulous
stories as that of Aladdin and his “wonderful lamp,” or of a Samandal,
reigning over the empire of the ocean. Where else but in the literature
of the Orientals could we hope to find the origin of such a story as the
history of Beder presents? The most exciting incidents of fiction
contained in Western authors appear tame in comparison.

The Western man, on the contrary, looks upon life as a reality. He
employs no imaginary genie to work miracles for him, but depends upon
the strength of his muscle and the ingenuity of his brains for his
support. Reason and intuition are the lights which he follows, and,
guided by them, he grapples with life as with a real entity—a something
that can be realized.




                  [From the French of Chateaubriand.]

One evening I was wandering in the forests at some distance from the
Falls of Niagara. Soon I saw the day fade out around me, and I
experienced, in all its solitude, the beautiful spectacle of a night on
the plains of the New World. An hour after the setting of the sun, the
moon showed herself above the trees. In the opposite horizon, a perfumed
breeze, which conducted her from the east, seemed to preceed her as a
fresh breath among the forests. Little by little the queen of night
majestically mounted the heavens, now following peaceably her azure
course, now reposing on a group of clouds which resembled the tops of
high mountains crowned with snow. These clouds, furling and unfurling
their sails, rolled around in transparent zones of white satin,
dispersed themselves in light, foamy flakes, or formed themselves into
gigantic banks of dazzling aspect, so agreeable to the eye that one
seemed to feel their softness and elasticity.

The scene upon the earth was not less charming. The blue and velvety
light of the moon descended at intervals among the trees, and cast
islands of light into the blackness of darkness. The river, which flowed
at my feet, now lost itself in the shadow of the woods, now re-appeared
all brilliant with the constellations of night which it reflected on its
bosom. Upon the vast prairie on the opposite side of the river, the
light of the moon slept immovably on the turf. Some birch-trees,
dispersed here and there in the savannah, agitated by the breeze, formed
isles of floating shadows upon an immovable sea of light. Near, all was
silence and repose, except the falling of some leaves, the brusque
passage of a sudden wind, or the rare and interrupted hooting of an owl;
but at a distance was heard, at intervals, the solemn roaring of the
cataract of Niagara, which, in the calm of the night, prolonged itself
from plain to plain, and expired in traversing the solitary forests.

The grandeur, the wondrous melancholy of the picture, could not be
expressed in human language; the most beautiful night in Europe cannot
give an idea. In vain, in our cultivated countries, the imagination
seeks to extend itself; it meets everywhere the habitation of man; but
in those desert countries the soul delights to sink into an ocean of
forests, to soar over the gulf of cataracts, and, as it were, to find
itself only in the presence of God.

                                                                   B. T.




          From Translation of Aristophanes’ Thesmophoriazusæ.


                           BY W. L. COLLINS.


 They’re always abusing the Women as a terrible plague to men:
 They say we’re the root of all evil, and repeat it again and again;
 Of war and quarrels and bloodshed; all mischief, be it what it may;
 And, pray then, why do you marry us, if we’re all the plagues you say?
 And why do you take such care of us, and keep us safe at home;
 And are never easy a moment, if ever we chance to roam?
 When you ought to be thanking heaven that your Plague is out of the
 You all keep fussing and fretting—“where is my Plague to-day?”
 If a Plague peeps out of the window, up go the eyes of the men;
 If she hides, then they all keep staring until she looks out again.

                  *       *       *       *       *

                                And for ways and means,
            Trust us, there’s nothing cleverer than a woman.
            And as for diplomacy, they’ll be hard indeed
            To cheat—they know too many tricks themselves.



_To the Editors of the Archive_:

All of your readers ought to feel interested in the erection of the
proposed new building which you mentioned in the December number of the
ARCHIVE. No one will question the necessity of such a building. The only
trouble now arises from a lack of funds. This seems strange when we look
over the list of Alumni, who could furnish the money with little, if
any, inconvenience to themselves. There are one hundred Trinity
graduates in North Carolina to-day who could give fifty dollars without
having to borrow the money. We are indebted to our _Alma Mater_ for a
great measure of our success, and I think we have at this peculiar time
a rare opportunity of making a _substantial_ demonstration of our
gratitude. I offer this plan to your readers: Let one hundred Alumni
send in their names and pledge themselves to the amount of fifty
dollars, to be paid as soon as the hundredth man’s name is received. I
am ready to give my name.

          Yours very truly,


                  *       *       *       *       *

_To the Editors of the Archive_:

Soon after Conference I was conversing with a minister in high standing
in our State, and during the conversation he spoke these words: “Every
preacher in North Carolina who heard President Crowell’s Report, thinks
that Trinity has got the biggest man in the State.” This did me
good—much good. Still, I should not be _altogether_ satisfied to know
that you had but _one_ man in Trinity. I have heard just as many good
things about the Faculty and their untiring efforts. The boys, too, have
done their part this session. I have had the good fortune to be at the
College once or twice since the new administration began. I can safely
say (and I don’t mean to disparage the former order of things) that a
new life exists around old Trinity. I met many of my old friends; they
seemed glad to see me, but did not have time to talk much with me. _They
were busy._ Such administration as that needs no comment. I am glad to
see that the two societies have consolidated the Libraries, and that
they are determined to put up a new building. Every Alumnus who doesn’t
send some money to help you all out in this matter ought to be ashamed
of himself. It would be worth fifty dollars to every old Trinity boy to
see that fine building every Commencement. If all the Alumni would club
together and come to the rescue, it would be as easily built as an air
castle. I am not making much money, but I am willing to give ten per
cent. of what I make until I see the project completed, if I am
encouraged by all the brethren. Some time soon I will tell you the
impressions made upon me by my second visit to Trinity. For the present,
enough has been said.

                                                          A TRINITY BOY.




                          ON ARRIVING AT HOME.

The old homestead looms into view. How sweet the dear old salutations
sound! The hackneyed sound of the college bell has been transformed into
the lovely echoes of a sister’s voice. The grim countenances of college
professors are, in our minds, readily replaced by the piercing glances
and approving smiles of lovely maidens. The dark pages of textbooks give
way to the cheery bonfires of Christmas Eve. Our boyhood days flash into
renewed existence, and we seem to live over again the scenes of our
childhood. We are wafted back on the wings of imagination to the time
when, long before we had heard of college, we used to hang our stockings
by the chimney and await with impatience the coming of Santa Claus. O
that we could all live and die without learning too much of this kind
old man! This “ignorance is bliss.” We are again in the family circle;
the benevolent face of the father is before us; the tender words of a
loving mother sound again in our ears. But in this time of great
rejoicing we pause and say, May God bless the Christmas of our kind
faculty, who so willingly granted us the great privilege of spending
Christmas at home.

                           CHRISTMAS IS OVER.

Although joyful was Christmas, and although charming were its scenes,
the flying moments could not be either lengthened or checked. The great
wheel of time continuing to turn has carried us from the jolly days of
Christmas into the calm days which always follow. If to see friends, if
to be with loved ones, if to eat turkey, if to have a good time, is a
big Christmas, we can say that, if possible, we have had more than our
share. Although we have been greatly refreshed and invigorated for the
work of the ensuing term, yet, so pleasant was our stay at home that we
are led to approve the sentiment of the old darkey, who said:

              “Oh! what a blessin’ it would ‘a’ been,
              If Santa had been born a twin;
              For then we’d ‘a’ had two Chrismusses a year,
              And prob’bly one would ‘a’ settled here.”

But, recognizing the fact that pleasure is always sweetest when it
follows duty well performed, we readily loose our moorings, and with
purer motives, with nobler aims, set sail for our summer vacation.

                                                                   R. R.

                  *       *       *       *       *

Letters from Trinity’s Alumni are invited. If you would like to hear
from a college friend of days long gone by, a few lines in the ARCHIVE
might reach his eye.



    J. S. BASSETT, _Hesperian_, } EDITORS.
    G. N. RAPER, _Columbian_,   }

This is an age of steam and electricity, of specialties and of cranks.
There are many unjustly called cranky by those unable to appreciate
enthusiasm and persistent effort, but there is a tendency among too many
men of the present age to neglect everything except that and that alone
which pertains to one narrow subject. This tendency is becoming more
prevalent, especially among American students. A man can make a better
success in a special line of work, provided he has made a deep and broad
foundation upon which to place his desired vocation in life. But how can
a man be a scientific investigator of the wings of bugs without a
knowledge of bugs, or a successful geologist without a knowledge of
Botany and Zoölogy?

                  *       *       *       *       *

Why do boys spend so much money for cigarettes? Some do this to gratify
their appetite for smoking paper, others for the illustrations of art
found within the packages. It is contrary to every idea of decency and
morality to strive to lead boys into the gratification of an appetite,
which is, to say the least, useless, by appealing to one far more
dangerous in its nature, to one which, if aroused, may be the cause of
their eternal ruin.

                  *       *       *       *       *

The greatest need in Southern Colleges is a well-equipped gymnasium.
Every institution of learning ought to have this requisite, and to
compel all its students to use the advantages which a gymnasium affords.
If a boy shines forth by brilliancy of intellect while at College, it is
too often the case that before he has reached the prime of manhood,
before he has done one-tenth of what was possible for him to do, his
constitution becomes a mere wreck, and he soon becomes the victim of
untimely death. Now, while the South is striving with all her might to
establish Colleges for intellectual and industrial training, why should
we neglect physical culture? It is like building a house upon the sand.
When the burdens and cares of active life assail a weakened
constitution, it is compelled to give way, and there is no more
happiness for the unfortunate victim.

                  *       *       *       *       *

The time has at last come when _nations_ begin to realize that “man’s
inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn.” But a few weeks ago
Chickering Hall in New York was densely packed to receive the three
members of the English parliament who have come to America, not as
deputized commissioners but as humanitarians, to arrange with the United
States the necessary preliminaries for establishing an international
court of arbitration. These men are on just as noble a mission as the
missionary who carries christianity to the heathen. Even Gladstone and
Bright, together with many members of both Houses of parliament sanction
this move for “the glorious parliament of man and the federation of the
world.” How much better it is to settle international disputes on common
sense principles than by means which, in the language of Cicero, are
characteristic of beasts! War always implies wrong action on the part of
one nation at least, and in the majority of cases both parties are in

                  *       *       *       *       *

The announcement of the death of Dr. Burkehead in Fayetteville, Dec. 1,
1887, was a painful surprise to his friends in Trinity as well as in
other places. He died, as he had lived, actively engaged in the work of
the Master.

Lingurn Skidmore Burkehead was born in Davidson county, N.C., May 17th,
1824. At the age of twenty-five, he joined the Methodist Conference at
Oxford, and then began a life of such firm and able devotion to his duty
that he was advanced to all the positions of honor within that body. He
was an able speaker, a kind friend and a genuine Methodist. Trinity
College found in him a staunch supporter, and the Board of Trustees, of
which he was for a long time President, lost in him an energetic member.
He actively exerted himself in securing the present administration, and
now that he is gone we indeed feel that Trinity has lost a friend. He
died about a year later than his wife, and has left three daughters and
four sons, one of whom, L. L. Burkehead, is a member of the Junior
class. To all of these THE ARCHIVE extends its heartfelt sympathy.

                  *       *       *       *       *

Just as the ARCHIVE goes to press, we learn that ladies from the
Greensboro Female College have kindly consented to come to Trinity the
latter part of this month and give a concert for the benefit of the new
building fund. The students appreciate this interest in their efforts,
and will manifest their appreciation by giving the ladies a full house.
Such treats are rare and greatly enjoyed. Due notice of the exact date
will be given through the newspapers and through circulars.



    G. T. ADAMS, _Hesperian_, } EDITORS.
    D. C. ROPER, _Columbian_. }

AMERICAN STATESMEN: John Quincy Adams. By John F. Morse, Jr., Boston:
  Houghton, Mifflin & Company. 1886, 16 mo. pp. 315.

Of Mr. Morse’s series of Biographies of men conspicuous in the Political
History of the United States, this volume treats of the life of a man
much abused and cruelly misappreciated in his own day, but whom
subsequent generations already begin to honor as one of the greatest
American Statesmen. The author presents this book in three chapters. In
the first of these divisions, the precocious Adams is taken from his
infancy, through the varied scenes of youthful life to the end of his
diplomatic career in Europe. Next, the author graphically traces the
life of Mr. Adams as Secretary of State in the Cabinet of James Monroe
(where he was instrumental in forming the famous “Monroe Doctrine”) on
through his Presidential career, which terminated in 1828. The latter
days of the ex-President were spent in representing the Plymouth (Mass.)
district in the national House of Representatives. The same accuracy of
statement and scholarly vigor that characterize the other editions in
this series are exemplified with emphasis in this work. The diction is
simple and pure, the style is clear and direct, fitting the book for its
high place in the already brilliant series of “American Statesmen.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

OUR COUNTRY: Its Possible Future and Its Present Crisis. By Rev. Josiah
  Strong, D. D. Published by the Baker and Taylor Co., 9 Bond St., New
  York. pp. 229.

No duty devolving upon American citizens is of more importance than the
defence and perpetuation of the principles upon which our government is
based. That perils of no small import are now menacing these principles
is evident to intelligent minds. The most dangerous of these evils it is
the object of this work to point out, and by an accumulation of verified
facts to prove that these perils do really overhang the government and
should be averted. Among the most serious are mentioned Mormanism,
Romanism, Socialism, Immigration and Intemperance. Each of these
subjects is treated in a masterly manner. The author has exercised rare
skill in collating the facts which are corroborated by the testimony of
men whose veracity cannot be doubted. The central idea enforced by this
volume is _crisis_ in the destiny of the United States and, through it,
in the destiny of the world. The author’s argument reaches its climax in
viewing the relation of this country to the world. The present is
considered the “nick of time.” He shows clearly that the evangelization
of the world depends largely upon the progress made in evangelizing this
country. It is a powerful book and should be read carefully by every one
who has an interest in the welfare of our country.

                  *       *       *       *       *

By good fortune, the publisher of the “Series of Brief Grammars of the
Germanic Dialects,” invited Professor Sievers, then of the University of
Jena, now of Tübingen, to prepare the Old English member of the series;
and, by as rare good fortune, Professor Albert S. Cook, of the
University of California, became the translator, or, more properly
speaking, the American editor. The first edition was immediately
received as highest authority on both sides of the ocean, and the second
edition, which enriches the former with the result of recent
investigations, is all that can be expected for the language from the
sources at command. The grammar was written for beginners, but it
presumes an age and an acquaintance with the theory of language not
found in the class of students in our colleges who begin the study of
Old English. It recalls the experience of two American students at the
University of Leipsic, who, when they saw the announcement of “Lectures
for Beginners in Sanskrit” by Professor Windisch, made up their minds to
take the course. Seats were reserved and the first lecture came on. The
Professor dashed into the alphabet, swirled through declension, called a
halt in the verb, and, when he departed, left them in a state of
bewilderment whose uppermost idea was that there must be, away down
below “beginners,” some place where they belonged.

The extent to which comparative philology has thrown syntax into the
shade is exemplified by the fact that one half of the “grammar” is
devoted to _phonology_ and the other half to _inflection_, while syntax
gets not a word. True, it may well be said that many MSS. must yet be
edited before a satisfactory syntax can be written. That, however, does
not affect the proposition above. One hundred years ago, with the same
material, the order would have been almost reversed. It must be this
passion for philology that has drawn the best minds away from
investigations in the syntax of modern English and consigned our
grammars to the care of third-rate men who continue to mangle “English
as she is wrote.”

                  *       *       *       *       *

There is coming a time when all teachers of English Grammar will have to
be versed in the language and its history from the time of Alfred down,
but to confuse pupils by bringing into the grammar Old English words is
worse than useless. In spite of this blot, Prof. Meiklejohn (“The
English Language.” Boston: D. C. Heath & Co., 1887) manages to explain
some things clearly; yet a man who still calls the infinitive a _mood_
is not to be trusted. The author seems to have emulated Mr. G. W.
Tarbox’s “Album of Universal Information,” for he has within the lids of
one book a Grammar, a Rhetoric, a History of the Language, and a History
of the Literature. The machine made to wash clothes, run the
sewing-machine, rock the cradle and spank the baby, failed for reasons
too obvious to need mention.



    M. C. THOMAS, _Hesperian_,   } EDITORS.
    W. A. BARRETT, _Columbian_,  }

The last number of the _Binghamite_ shows decided improvement.

The December number of the _Wake Forest Student_ is the best number of
this excellent magazine that has yet been received. The articles by
contributors are of a high order. The ARCHIVE extends its
congratulations to the _Student’s_ editors upon their success in College

The _Haverfordian_, for December, has arrived. Its contents are
calculated to be of special interest to those who are enamored of
athletics. It has a very sensible editorial on the study of Political
Economy. The magazine does credit to the institution which it

The receipt of the _Randolph-Macon Monthly_ is acknowledged. It exhibits
literary merit. Fifteen or twenty of its pages are filled with
advertisements, and upon this remunerative source depends, no doubt, in
a large degree the success of the magazine.

The last number of the _Davidson Monthly_ shows considerable signs of
improvement on former numbers. Stick to the “Boycott,” as it is nothing
but fair to those who support the magazine. Every College magazine would
do well to adopt the same plan. The _Monthly_ is getting to be one of
the best among our exchanges.

In the _Roanoke Collegian’s_ latest number is a very pertinent article
relating to Exchange Departments. It deals the “exchange man,” whom it
terms the “mud-slinging politician of the future,” a well-directed blow.
There is a disposition existing in some college journals to point out
the defects of their neighbors and acquaintances, seemingly blind to the
merits of the magazine criticised, and uttering only the venomous
sentiments generated by a fault-finding disposition. There is a happy
medium between a servile, insincere adulation and a withering, malicious
criticism. The magazine that offers critical remarks sincerely, and for
the improvement of the one criticised, has found that medium.

The _Vanderbilt Observer_ is on our table. Its pages are pregnant with
life and original thought. Among other articles, the one entitled “Edgar
Allen Poe” deserves mention. The author proves, by means of
unquestionable authority, that the base slander which has been asserted
against the fame of the author, whose productions have been translated
into more languages than those of any other American writer, and who has
been the most brilliant star in American literature, was wholly

_The Statesman_, a periodical published at Chicago, Ill., and devoted to
the cause of prohibition, and the December number of the _University
Monthly_ have arrived on the eve of going to press.



    D. C. BRANSON, _Hes._,  } REPORTERS.
    J. C. MONTGOMERY, _C._, }

Examinations are over. “Did you get through?”

Endowment now reaches about $40,000.

On his return from Conference, Dr. M. L. Wood spent a few days with his
friends in Trinity.

Capt. Arthur Frazer, conductor on the Western road, spent Sunday with
relatives in our town.

Rev. A. D. Betts came by to see his son and preached for us the Sunday
before Conference. His friends were glad to see him.

Dr. McCanless is making preparations to build a residence just above
Prof. Gannaway’s.

Rev. V. A. Sharpe, Presiding Elder of this District, will make Trinity
his home this year.

Mrs. James W. Ward, of Greensboro is spending a few days here, visiting
Prof. Carr’s family.

Misses May Carr and Nellie Edwards, who have been attending the
Lexington Female Seminary, are home enjoying the holidays.

Miss Linton and Miss Minnig of Penn., are visiting the President’s

Prof. Armstrong spent several days in Greensboro during the holidays
visiting the family of Dr. T. M. Jones.

Mr. Dred. Peacock and wife of Lexington spent Christmas with us. They
are visiting Prof. Carr’s family.

Rev. Mr. Rush has retired temporarily from itinerant work and will
remain in our little town this year. His daughter, Mrs. Bost of Concord,
is visiting him.

All of the examinations except those of three or four small classes,
were held in the old chapel. It is the general opinion that it is harder
to _cheat_ one’s way through than to make proper preparation and stand

Mr. Eshelman, of Lebanon, Pa., is here prospecting with a view to
permanent location. He wishes to embark in the mercantile business. We
hope that he will find it to his interest to cast his lot with us.

Friday night before Christmas, about a dozen boys went over to
Thomasville to the entertainment given by the young ladies of the Female
College. The occasion was one of enjoyment, especially _after_ the
public exercises.

As the old year is passing away, it is pleasant to look back upon a term
so well spent. Both Faculty and students have worked faithfully, and
this co-operation has not failed to produce the desired result—mutual
confidence and affection.

If we may “size up” the morals of a place by the number of preachers it
contains, Trinity can say _Adsum_ when its name is called on the last
day. We have only eleven licensed preachers with us at present.

Most of the boys spent Christmas at home, but a great many have already
returned in order to do some special work before the Spring Term begins.
Several did not intend leaving college, but did so for the purpose of
raising money for the new building.

“Yowzer” went out to see his “best” girl the other night, and about
10:30 o’clock he was found in a newly dug ice-house “making night
hideous” with his unearthly yells. We are not prepared to state who is
responsible for this sad dilemma, but madam rumor hath it that the fair
Dulcinea was implicated in the plot.

On Wednesday evening, Dec. 21st, a small circle of friends met to
witness the marriage of Capt. Jefferson Davis, Class of ’86, now of the
Davis School, La Grange, N.C., to Miss Mamie B., daughter of Prof.
Gannaway. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride’s
father, Rev. F. H. Wood officiating.

_First Student_: “Where is the President this morning?”

_Second Student_: “He went to Greensboro last night to attend a meeting
of the Executive Committee.”

_First Student_: “Yonder he comes now.”

_Second Student_: “Well, sir, he can be in more places at one time than
any man I ever saw.”

The average small boy still finds pleasure in bean-shooters, pop-guns,
and sling-shots. It amuses him yet “to perform such tricks before high
heaven as make the angels weep.” Yes, it is even so, and “Cub” is not an
exception to the general rule. A few nights since he decided to try his
skill in throwing by seeing how many window-lights he could break out of
Duke Harris’s store. About the time he had broken two or three, and was
secretly congratulating himself on his grand success, one of the Faculty
fell upon him like a vulture on his prey. The marauder was taken before
the “city fathers” and fined $3.10, to be devoted to the
road-improvement fund. “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.”

Saturday evening, Dec. 24th, the ever hospitable Mr. Hundley gave a
supper complimentary to Mr. and Mrs. Jeff. Davis. Several friends were
invited to participate in the festivities of this pleasant occasion. The
festal board was loaded with such delicacies as would tempt the appetite
of the most fastidious. The host was running over with good humor, and
the social feature was by no means the least enjoyable part of this
happy time. In the presence of the young couple, there was another whom
we have not yet mentioned. Yes, he was there and did his work. His name

Mr. Tom Finch, a member of the Board of Trustees, died at his home near
Trinity, Saturday, Dec. 10th.

Mrs. Martha Robbins, widow of the late Ahi. Robbins, died at her home
Saturday, Dec. 3rd.



    E. L. MOFFITT, _Hesperian_, } EDITORS.
    W. H. RHODES, _Columbian_,  }

—E. J. Kennedy, ’75, a successful lawyer at Chesterfield C. H., S.C., is
a member of the legislature.

—B. N. Bodie, ’81, is merchandising in Leesville, S.C. He is also ticket
agent of the R. & D. R. R., and mayor of the town. Mr. Bodie is a firm
friend of Trinity.

—W. A. Allen is a very promising young lawyer in Goldsboro, N.C.

-Y. P. Ormond, ’78, is farming near Hookerton, N.C. He married a
daughter of Rev. J. E. Mann, and is now the head of a family.

—W. P. Bynum, ’83, one of Trinity’s most thorough students, having
practiced law in Charlotte four years with his uncle, Judge Bynum, moved
on the 25th of last October to Greensboro, where, in partnership with
Bartlett Shipp, Esq., he is destined to become one of the first lawyers
in the state.

—D. B. Nicholson, ’75, after graduating, returned to Duplin county, and
taught school a year and a half. Dec. 20th, 1876, he married Miss Katie
Powell, of Sampson county, and spent several years in farming and
teaching. He was admitted to the bar Jan., ’80, and after practising law
in Duplin two years moved to Clinton, where he taught in the Clinton
Collegiate Institute one year. Since then he has devoted himself to law
and journalism—is now one of the editors of the _Weekly Caucasian_,
published in Clinton. During the session of ’81 he represented Duplin
county in the legislature, and last winter served as Reading Clerk in
the State Senate. Mr. Nicholson has five children. Four of them are boys
whom he will some day send to Trinity. THE ARCHIVE sends Christmas
greetings to the _Caucasian_, and takes pleasure in placing it on the
list of exchanges.

—L. J. Best, ’86, completed his course at the Dick and Dillard Law
School, Greensboro, N.C., and is now practicing law in Goldsboro, N.C.

—J. C. Pinnix, ’86, having completed his law course at Greensboro, and
having been admitted to the bar, is now located at Yanceyville, N.C.

—S. M. S. Rolinson is in charge of the Hatteras school. He has enrolled
this year a large number of pupils.

—J. A. Bell, ’86, after teaching a while, began the study of law in
Statesville, N. C., and speaks of going West. How is this for Carolina,

—E. S. Gunn, ’84, is taking a theological course at Vanderbilt

—T. N. Ivy, ’79, taught several years in Western North Carolina before
joining the N.C. Methodist Conference. He is now stationed at Lenoir,
Caldwell county.

—S. Leffers says he is still “invigorated by the gentle breezes of the
North Carolina coast.”

Mr. John D. Ezzell, class of ’85, has been principal of the Belle Voir
High School, Sampson County, N.C., since the summer of his graduation.
He was seen at Conference by a representative of the ARCHIVE, and he
reported his school in a flourishing condition.

—Among the most prominent applicants for admission at the recent session
of Conference were Messrs. J. W. Clegg and L. M. Chaffin. The ARCHIVE
wishes them abundant success in the work of the ministry.

—Cyrus P. Frazer, ’77, soon after leaving Trinity, graduated at
Haverford College, Pa. He is now one of the principals of the Archdale
High School. A few years ago he had at the same place one of the most
flourishing high schools in the State, and as he has taken hold of it
again, Archdale is indeed to be congratulated.

—J. L. Tomlinson, ’72, soon after leaving Trinity graduated at Haverford
College, Pa. A few years after this he went to Germany, but soon decided
to return to the old North State. Ever since his return he has been
actively engaged in the educational cause. He has been principal of
Santa Barbara College, California, also of the Wilson Graded School.
While in Wilson, he was fortunate enough to win not only a good
reputation, but also a good wife. He is now and has been for some time,
the Superintendent of the flourishing Winston Graded Schools.

—R. H. Skeen, ’58, for several years successfully conducted a high
school at Mt. Gilead, N.C., and sent boys to Trinity well prepared to
enter high college classes. He is now principal of the Concord Female
Institute, and has one of the most flourishing schools Concord has ever


                          AMONG THE COLLEGES.


Chautauqua University graduated, in 1886, 4,624 students.

Haverford might appropriately be called the “College of Athletics.”

Harvard will this year distribute $66,000 among her needy students.

Roanoke’s Endowment Fund has recently had an addition of $20,000.

Randolph-Macon’s Gymnasium was formally opened December 5th, with much

Davidson’s students have “boycotted” those merchants who will not
advertise in their periodical.

Several Colleges wish their weekly holiday to be changed from Saturday
to Monday.

The male students of the University of Mississippi have asked the
removal of the female students. The girls are bearing off all the

Columbia proposes to institute a new grading system, so that those
students who attain a certain high standard shall be exempt from




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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

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

     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.

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