Monmouth Annex (Newspaper) - May 2, 1891, Monmouth, Illinois Vol. II. MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS, MAY 2, 1891. No. 15. Tíi? ifeex.^ PUBLtSHKD SEMI-MONTHLY BY THE £NNEI JOINT STOCK COMPEHY. Subscription Rates: $i.oo 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. JPHIS PAPER may be found on file at Geo. P. Rowell & Go's. News I paper advertising Bureau, (lo Spruce St.) where advertising contracts may be made for it in New YoJk, Entered at the Post Office, Monmouth, 111., as second-class matter. editors-in-chief. T. B. Glass, '93. S. W. Lorimer, '93. assistant editoes. Fannie King, '93, Lily Eobertson, '93. A. E. Paul, '93, F. E. Dean, '93. local editors. Madge Wishart, 93, Mattie Reid, '93. J. G. Hunt, '93, M. W. Hopping, '98. alumni editoes. Ghas. Wishart, '94, Lillian Waid, '93. Exchange Business Manager Assistant S. W. Findley, '93. A. G. Kennedy, '93. Ellery Westerpield, '93. We are apt to Torget that eflects follow causes and that causes are essential to effects. No assumption is more unwarranted than that a thing "will turn oub all right anj'how." This law of cause and effect applies to the spiritual as well as the material world, as Prof. Drummond in his little work entitled "Pax Vobiscum," well shows. This is a universe of law; and the conditions of success, whether mental or moral culture be the aim, are imperative. It is the season for outdoor sports. Tennis, base ball and croquet are thrice welcome after the confinement of the winter months. But is there not danger that an extreme indulgence in these pastimes may interfere Avith college duties? Manj»-students were scarcely able to accomplish, class work and society duty during the winter. Yet now there seems considerable relaxation. The vacant seats in chapel, the diminished number of students in some of the class rooms, decrease of attendance at the various prayermeetings, indicate that other matters of interest are absorbing these duties. We do not believe in adherance to study to the exclusion of recreation and necessary physical exercise, but neither do we advocate the giving up of regular college work for an excessive participation in out door pleasures. There are still twenty-four hours in the day and a proper division of these will give plenty of time for all proper duty and enjoyment. To skip or not to skip: That is the question. W hether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings of Sophs and arrows of outrageous Freshies, Or to take arms against a sea of Juniors And by opposing end them? To skip; to return:— No more:—And by a skip, to say we end The class work, and a thousand natural shocks That brain is heir to,—'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wished:—To skip;—to slide;— Perchance before the Faculty. Ay, there's the rub, For in that skip of skips what troubles come When we have shufHed off from recitations Must give us pause. ' Thus does the valiant Senior muse before he joins the Odd Fellows' procession. One of the ladies' societies has inaugurated the plan of having a record of the principal events of the week presented each Fridaj'^ night. One of the gentlemen's societies has an informal class which is expected to prepare an intelligent three-minute exposition of some current topic. Good ideas! It is not all of an education to delve into text books, ignoring the life and activity going on about us. Give proper attention to them, then go to the library and study the cuts in Frank Leslie or Harper's Weekly. Find out whether Chili is ahead in the late insurrection and see what Europe is doing'. Be intelligent in the state of your own country. Combine the wisdom of Socrates with a live, energetic interest in affairs of the nineteenth centurj^^, and you will get tne most good of your student life.