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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 1, 1893)
The state university expects its orutor to
win the state contest with groat ease. They
have sized up the orators from competing in
stitutions, and base their opinion upon the
results obtained. Mr. Wing has a heavy
trust imposed upon him and no doubt will
not disappoint his many admirers.
For Sale Cheap : Six orations executed in
various ways. These represent the gems of
bright thought in th western atmosphere,
and are the result of much hard labor and
deprivation. They are guaranteed to excel
any ever issued from an oration factory, and
can be had at a bargain. Inquire of the sec
retary of the oratorical association.
The Nkuuaskan is a winner. It furnished
two orators for the local, and of course one
carried oil lirst honors. The defeated editor
will devote his undivided attention hereafter
It) making the paper a leader in the college
journalistic field, while Mr. Wing will be
earning inter-state fame, a hundred dollars,
and a trip to Columbus, O., during the
Patriotism and Brotherhood.
T. K. WINO.
This is :t world of ideals : social, political,
intellectual, religious. Toward the fullill
ment of these ideals men strive unceasingly.
The whole problem of existence is to dis
cover the harmony between nature, man and
God. The development of the human race
toward a more and more perlect realization
of this harmony, and of the laws that govern
it, is the supreme goal progress. The ever
pressing law of human progress demands a
constant change of standards in modern life
and thought a change always toward the
more comprehensive, more truly ideal exist
ence. The lirst duty of the individual is to make
the most of himself. Self-preservation is the
first law of nature ; self-development is the
second. Progress is simply the surplus in
development. The modern evolution in in
dustry and in intellect is like money at com
pound interest. Each generation adds to the
principal of human experience, as interest for
the use of that principal, deeper thought,
broader views, higher ideals. It is the sur
plus of our intellectual and spiritual wealth
that we have to share with our fellowmen.
"A people," says Browning. " is but the at
tempt of many to rise to the completer life of
one." In this steady growth, radicalism
passes rapidly into conservatism. The new
becomes old. What was good logic and
good ethics yesterday, is inadequate to the
requirements of to-day. In America, for
the past hundred years, radicalism has been
the seeking of personal rights ; to-day it is
the seeking of public rights. In the onward
march of humanity that we call progress,
America's lirst duty as a nation is self-development.
The great prime factor in this de
velopment is patriotism. But self-development
is selfish. Patriotism is to climb up,
but it is to climb alone. To satisfy the con
ditions of an ideal community we must com
pensate for this selfishness. We must keep
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