Saturday, September 13, 1890

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Monmouth Annex (Newspaper) - September 13, 1890, Monmouth, Illinois Vol. II. MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS, SEPT. 13, 1890. No. 1. PUBLISHED SKMl-MONTHLY BY THE SEEEÏ JOINT STOCK COMPMY. Subscription Rates: . $1.00 per year in advance; if not paid within two months, $1.25. Single copies, 10 cents. Copies can be obtained at the Monmouth book stores. Subscription continues until otherwise ordered. . All communications should be addressed to THE ANNEX, Lock box 607. Monmouth,-Illinois. SnHlS PAPER may be found on file at Geo. P. Rowell & Co's. News i paper clvertising Bureau, (10 Spruce St.) where advertising contracts may Lie made for it in New Yo.ik. Entered at the Post Oiïîce, Monmouth, 111., as second-class-matter. EDirORS-hV-CrifEF. J. S. Maxwell,'91, S. W. Findley, '92. ASSTSTANTEDITf>RS. Lillian Waid,'93, Eva Ersk[ne,'91. F. D. Findley, '93, - J. A. McLaughlin, '91. • • LnCAL EDrrOItS. Viola baxterj 91, Sara Norcross,'93. A. II. Wherry, '92, J. W. Smith,'93. . . ALUMNI EDITORS. M. W. Lorimer, '9 \ Nellie Phelps, '92 Exchange Business Manager • ''Assistant Wm. Burnett, '92 J. A. Chapman,'92. J. B. Dysart, '91. Students, form habits oT accuracy. Begin while a preparer for life's duties, and j^our future services will be of the most use and most satisfaction. What a curious thing the perpendicular pronoun is! What decided opinions one forms of another during the first conversation!. Some use I so frequently that disgust arises. Others refer to it so meekly that admiration is produced. The use of I is an iiidex of charity, reflnemeüt; finally even of lasting and substantial character. This issue is sent to all the members of The Annex Company who are out of school this year, and will be continued unless you do not - wish to take the paper. In that case just drop a card to the manager saying you do not want it. But we hope our friends will help iis this much. To skip or not to skip has been the question in the minds of the students duVing the laist few days. Whether it was the duty of students to ''attend strictly to the thing in hand" or to look away from the arduous college duties and for a little season enjoy the county exposition. The pleasure of the day stood over against the zero for an linexcused. absence. Ought not the excuse, "I attended the fair," pass current with the powers that be and cancel the absence? The thirty-fourth college year opened with an unusually large attendance of students. Tsvo new professors were on the platform, Prof. S. S.\Max-well, formerly of Amity College, College Springs^ Iowa, and Miss E. H. Glenn,who takes up Miss Calvin's work while the latter is resting. After chapel exercises were over those present indulged in lively conversation, while tlie Doctor tore oil" certificates to take to the trëasurer. The old students enjoyed the fun, but some of the new- ones were pretty much worked up about so manj'' examinations. All the professors were happ3^ The experiment of execution by means "of electricity has been made. Tiiere seems to be a difference of opinion as to whether it wa.s successful or not. The success of the execution depeikls on whether the executed suffered greatly from it of not. Could we call the victim of this experiment from the regions beyond arid inquire of him. we might be able to determine the result of the trial. Otherwise we are to a great extent in tiie dark. Admitting that this attempt at electrocution was not vvholly successful, shall we on this account condemn the method of disposing of capital criminals'? Perhaps not. But there certainly needs to be some improvement made on the machinery. Another such a scene as this experiment made, will tend to give the world at large the impression that we are not the civilized nation that we are said to be. . . We often see men wielding a great power over their fellowmen who have not great mental ability, who indeed are rather weak in this respect, and we wonder wherein their power lies. Moody moves