Honor in Student Life

James C. Mackenzie
1899 The School Review  
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more » ... out Early Journal Content at http://about.jstor.org/participate--jstor/individuals/early-journal--content. JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary source objects. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not--for--profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org. HONOR IN STUDENT LIFE WHEN the doughty Spanish Minister challenged both General Lee and Captain Sigsbee to mortal combat and retired to Canada to pass eight anxious days in waiting, he doubtless reflected the honor-sense of the land of the inquisition and the bullfight; but American gentlemen saw neither reason nor honor in a duel; and the Don is still waiting for a reply to his call to avenge the charge that the "Maine" was blown up by Spanish treachery. Let the incident serve to show the more enlightened view. Mr. Beecher was not far wrong when he declared that more honor and integrity marked a single day of business in New York than marked a hundred years of pagan civilization. The educated wit, if not the universal shrewdness of man, compels the appeal to the ever present nobleness of human nature. The presupposition, that man is a noble animal forces a practical recognition of the fact. To repose a trust produces a desire to honor that trust. The eye-servant is too often made such by the police-master. Like master, like man, holds true with rarest exception. Observe the working of the two methods with children till they are eighteen. The suspicious father, the non-expectant mother, will always fail to. develop a frank, straightforward, ingenuous, winsome son or daughter. The '7rpTrov *revSos in the delicate and sacred rela-