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Monmouth Collegian (Newspaper) - December 23, 1887, Monmouth, Illinois The Mon VOL. V[T. MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS, DEOlíMHKR 1887. No. 8. THE LiiEl rur.r.isiiKi) SKMr-MONTin.v, r.v THE COLLEGIAN JOINT STOCK CO, l<'nlfiro(t iit l lic, iio.stoMioi^ iit. i\loiiiiii)iil li, 111. as seenni) el¡isí< ii>;iil iiiiil tin-. Siilwcriptioiia, Sfl.DO pei- year; if not iiaid within two months, Ifl.--'."). Sin^'hi eoiiies, lii eoiits. Oopiesciin Ix! obtained at the Mon-inont h 1)00U stores. Th<i (!()M.K<ii.AN will 1)0 sent to snlisei'ibers ntil or(tei'(î(1 cliscontinned. «6è°"IJnsiness coniinnnic.at ions shonld l)e ad-drossiid to the I'.nsiness Mana^ci', all othcirs to Tlui Moiunont.h (^oIUí^ííhi, iMOninonth, 111. BOA.Iî.r3 OF EDITORS. kditohs in (,:ini'".i'. Klhi l.aeey, J. M. Iliilchmmi, ¡\Iait i(i Swan, S. .A. Kineaide. MTi:i£AliV ICIHTOliS. l>'iinni(i ìMcINl illan, It. <i. I'inlcerton, A<Ida Todd. Jno. Niisbil. I.OCAI. KUn'oiiS. Miiry K. )'<>rt(M', A. (;. Don^lass. Kxehanfitî I'nsiness Manager T. \V. 'I'ochl. A. <;. Ki'iiimdx". Wo are all sctiliitors ¡uid paiiihers, and our niatci'ial is oin- own HpsIi iitirl blood and bones. Any nobleness begins at once to i'( line a man s features; any meanness or sensuality to iinbrute them — I'iiorniii. "Like Hakes of snow that (all uu-perceived ni)on the (»arth, (he seemingly iniimportant (n-ents of life succeed one another. As tlie snow gatiiers together, so are oui- habits formed. No single Hake that is added to the pile produces a seusil)le change; no single action cr(^ates, however it may (exhibit, a inairs character." There is a in-bleness of character in the i)erson who, at whatever cost, rigidly adheres to tlu^ truth, that all men admire. In the business woi'ld the niiui who is known to be ti'uth-ful is always at a premium. Hut tlnuigh we so much admire this virtue it cannot bii deni(Ml that it is diificult to always be truthlul. It has been said that it is i^asy lo tell a truth ami hard to tell a lie. Fortunate would it be if it were, but it is not. Jf we wiMild attain to this virtue we mui-t strive for it. it is the foundation of all ti'iie nol)leness of charaetei'. I f we have not truth-inlness we have no toundation on which to build a higli and n(d)le life. Though at times the temptation to sacritice truth that we may reach some desired end, be great, remsmber ami keep befoi'e you your whole life, and build not for time but for (-ternitv. The term that has just closed has been a pleasant one to both faculty and students. A spirit of friendship has prevailed and those who have been here for the Hrst time will return tifter viication thinking that in selecting Monmouth from among the many institutions of learning they have chosen wisely. Honest work has Iteen done by most ol the j(ct of your coming hci-e t(i college, sound similar to the midnight sere-students, and the vacation will be These ai'c (juestions that must be nades of these iniKicent creatures, tluMnore enjoyed on account of the ! answered, and if we answer them But if som(> of tlu^ offended parties hard work. Unt the term has not j candidly to ourstdves we will come|should lia|)|>en fo catch the offend-all been bright iiess; it lias had its i back ne.vl; tei-ni with a clearer ideajers it is possibl(> that their ti'eat-shadows as well. innubei' who of our duty and be better able to : imuit of the sanu> would be rather enter(^d with us last fall have been absent most ol t be lei ni on ac( ot sickni'ss. One who by ing charactiM- had bound by friendship's strongest been removed by death, also l•(^•ldv." carry out that idea. This has been rough. In comparison a cat or dog Hi ja pleasant session. We have had would be treated tenderly. There-his steri-j I'leasaut, social times, good Iiterary ; fore we warn thes(> disturbers to IS t o him j progi amines, and we feel t hat every j Ix'wai-e ! Ijet. this not be repeated ties, has ; depart meiitof the collegi^ woi'k has ' in the futur(>. Such conduct is not ye I been in a liealthy condition. We consistent in any gentleman, ft is ¡are iu)w going to take a little iilay a shame it a perlormiM-in the midst >l)eli oi t wo weeks or more, l^ef iis jof lijs peiTorinaiice is to be disturbed not go liniiie fo study, but fo ha ve a, ^ Ijy such infrud(>rs. We like fun. ime. It will do us good fo We do not dislike a fellow for his iiave pei'leet freedom fr(uii books good initunMl jokes; rather do we and indulge in the (>nj(\vment s ol udmiiv a fellow that can make a the season. With this diversion we good deal of fun. Hut we expect no will rest oui'selves and i-eturn witii I'eadiiiess and '/est Ibr work". We wish all the l-K(ilAX a Merrv (Jhristmas and a rake it. fellow-j Ihippy New ^'ear in the lullesf and truest sens«'. ho will get the most lieni and eiijoynienf Ironi bis \ .ication ? I ooo,] The answei- fo 11)is dep(Mids entirely on t he manner in which each one spends if. We college students, if we have aecomiilisbed all that the catalogue has marlced out bu- us, nave surely worked hard enough during the |)ast four months to uu^i-it two weeks" rest. stiideilfs. fake il ||a\-(' all ih(> fun, nialce all the snowballs, take all the sleighrides (if i!iere is any snow.) you possibly can. '.die faculty to the (M)nfrary nofwii iisfanding. (Jonie back with boiimliuo- heart and rosy lueanness in siudi a fellow, and if he is found in any meanness (such as readers of the Coi.- tlu; above inenfioned conduct) our respect Ibr him is greatly depreciated. If an voue wislies to engage in leh'ne serenad(\s let it be at the |)ropei' tini ■ and with the innocence If we would analyze the methods by which tlu^ successlul ones in the race of life have achieved theii- (mkI, we will lind that it was bv their cheek, even if you do not bring with ¡liiility to seize on 'Mhe next thing."" you a pile of essays high enough to Some are born to greatness, some satisfy the exalled opinions of the achieve greatness, and some have worthy faculty or the critical vice- greaiuess thrust upon them; but [tresideuf in society hall. '-S-iilicvuI : ji,..,e irv who are boj-n lo greatness unto th(> day is the evil fliereol." i,,- jJiose who have gi'eafn(\ss thrust So let next tiMMu's work fake care of upon them are nothing to those itself till iie.xt term comes. who achieve greatness by their own labor, by watching every o[)porfu-nity that presents itself fo seize upon '"flu- next thing." Every one a nation may hang Ijreathless on its ],;is not been given the power to see Only Olle little wmd; buf the late of a human being oi- the di'sfinv ot 1111 porf. It may bes[)okeu thoughtlessly and without the infenfion to wound, bur. m-vei'theless if does its work, Sjieedily and effectually. It may have been spoken in anger and was scarcely uttered before the one who s[)(d<e it would give a [)art of his lile. precious though it be. fo possess t he power fo ri^call if. '•Aiigi'V woids! Oil lei llieiii never l''i-oiii (he loiigiie iinln'iilliMl sli p. iMiiy Ilie li(>:ul's best impulse evei-< Mieck tlicni ei-(! they soil (he lii)." Alflioiigli we may express sorrow ((U' the words so hastily spoken, and be loi ■given liill>' and freely, still there will remain that momentary |)ang we needlessly caused; this (^an never be removed. The effect of unkind words has been compared to the hide made by a nail driven into wood; the nail may be reuiove(l lait there still remains the hole as a constant reminder that the nail has at one time filled it. There are too many scars'on liuinan hearts letf by harsh and cruel words. just what is the next thing. Hut those to whom it has Ijceii given are assured of success. ()th(M's ha\"e ))een given this pow(>r, but Ironi niodesf.y (U' indolence, they lu'sitate, and he who hesitates is lost. Tluu'e characteristic of this spixnes. It is not an uncommon remark of students that they lik(^ to ])e hurried; that they I'.refer tobe pressed ((u- time, because und<M" such circumstances they can accomplish more. This may lie true of work I hat Ix'comes easy through foi-ce of habit. \Vork, that by continually calling into activity certain of our faculties comes to be performed mechanically, may be rushed along at gre!it S[)eed without sacrificing the (piality of the work. The skilled nailer turns the iron har with almost iucr(^diblt> speed, but yet performs his work better tlian if he wei-e to turn it slowly. The sino-gish man receives an inspiration, becomes a more active, energetic man under [n-essiirí^ of [iresent necessity, is nothing so likely to produce sr.c-j Ibit, notwithstanding, this hurry is e(^ss as a delinife, settled purpose; not conduciv(> to the highest intel- Another session of school has past and we ar(.' given an oiiportii-nity to rest and visit our homes, and glance ovei' the work of the past term and determine how we have spent the time. JIave you neglected the opportunities offered you H 1-Jave yon made a mistake as to the ob- nothing so likely to assure a mediocrity of achievement, as a daily [lerlormance of (ixed duties with a vague ho|ie that SiUiiefliiiig will turn up. Life is too short for mere waiting, unless waiting be inevitable. Let him who waits watch also that any straw which Hoats in his direction may be sei/.eil to best advantage. It is ui)t once in a thousand times that one leajjs to success. One arrives there, (Uily atfer having with toil and pain and weariness, taken in hand from time to time as op|)ortunity [»resents itself, "the next thing'."" lecfiial work. Knergy is inci-eased by outward pn^ssnre, wliihi wiiere it is in the le¡ist excessive the hio-jiest l(>C Some individmil or indiyiduals greatly disturbed the meeting of society two oi- three I'^riday evenings of the i^ast term by standing in the camiius nnderiieath the wimfows of the soi'iety halls and giving vent to the most horrid juodulafions of bitrnyard sonnets. These individuals do not belong to the feliiui or canine species if their renderings do bility. fiial \vork is suspended, Scott said that although he had known men of ordinary abilities who were c.apable of perfect regularity in their habits, he had never known a man of genius who was so. Hut whi'ii genius has burst forth in its most dazzling splendor in literature (U- discovery it is not the out-coine of a life hurried and pressed lor time, l)ut the culminating of yai's of eai-nest, peneti'ating thought. Napoleon said that battles were won by the sudden Hashing of an idea through the brain oi the commander at a critical moment. Na|)oleon expected this and it raridy failed him. Hut was not this the result of the thorough study he had made of the art of w^ar? If you think you have genius acquire power by s///(///, for thus alone will genius attain its greatest possi-
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