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Mitchell, Roy; Teall, Gardner C. (ed.) / The Columbian
Volume 1, Number 1 (February 1893)

The Columbian: Volume 1. Number 1. February,   pp. [unnumbered]-[8]


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4                               THE COLJUMBSIAN
Dedication of the New High School Don't cease brother or pister, remember young man;
It igsi tihe thng, you know.
The new High School building was formally
dedicated Friday evening, January 27th, in the
presence of a large audience.
The following was the program of exercises:
Z U :'t c  ......................................................... u cet.
INVOC I ION .................. R v J F Duidley.
SOLO  ....................................... Mbs  D  *r,  W illiams.
AD)RESS .................................  rrit. O. K  AdanhS.
PIANO SOIO ................. Miss L nra Foss.
DELviiY OF BUILDING TO lIOASD OF EiDCATION BY
DR NOBL, CHAIRMAN OF BUILDING (omNirrrIEs.
BUILDING ACCEPTED BY OR. ALLXANDER, PRESIDENT OF
HOARD OF EDUCATION.
U  ,I l ............................................................. O ctet.
BENEDIC IION ..................... lRv. W. H. l, ckwood.
Prof. Charles Kendall Adams, L. S. D., Presi-
dent of the University of Visconsin, delivered a
most excellent address, in the course of which he
gave a list of the studies that best develop the
faculties of the student. It is Professor Adanis'
idea that the languages best develop the mind,
mathametics the reason, history and geography
the judgment, ethics the moral faculties, ard
gymnastics the health; that education does not
mean the mere accumulation of knowledge, but
the development of the mind, soul and body.
Alas for him who longs to reach
fhe toweji.g pinnicle of Fame,
Who feels that earth and life are void
Without the gilding of a name!
And bo must learn the bitter truth,
How false the scenes Ambition (irew,
Arid see his laurels, won in dreams,
Like tinted bubbles fade from view!
J. S.
'Don'ts for Boys.
Don't ape the dudes you see on the street;
Don'tact indifferent toward friends when you meet;
Don't assume. or sppe,r too awfully sweet;
It isn't the thing, you know.
Don't ever be silly enough to chew gum;
Don't lose.your tempers, act cross or be glum;
Don't be boisterous and noisy, or appear like a bum.
It isn't the thing, 3 on know.
Don't think it degrading to do honest labor;
Don't envy the riches or cloth of your neighbor;
Don't fish for appla use when granting a favor;
It isn't the tiing, you know.
Don't swagger or shuffle, or toe in when you walk;
Dwn't snicker and giggle whenever you talK;
Don't eat like a vulture, a buzzard, a hawk;
It isn't the thing, you know.
Don't dare to do wrong, don't fear to do right;
Don't waste usnful time by prowling at nivht;
Don't fail in your lessons, and be left "out of sight;"
It isn't the thing, you know.
Don't speak of your father, as "old gent," or "old man;'
Don't be rude to your mother, a contemptible plan;
Don't fail to g-t up when you're called in the morning
Doi't con l.im when you do, if you're strapped with-
out warning;
Don't shiw to inoti vanity in personal adorning;
It isn't the thing, you know.
Don't cullivate idleness, of this sin heware;
Don't let it he said that your virttes are rare;
Don't wear hat or c4p oi the back f 4your hair;
It isn't the thim'g,you know.
Lecture on Geolgyforthe Freshmern
My dear, little ignorant children, I'm going to-
tell you things you never heard of before, and
may never again.
You have had many ideas.    You may think
this is so orthat is so, but you make a great mis-
take,-it is not so at all.
Science has found out    everything, and if
science says a thing is so, then it is so, and you
must believe it.
Now, dears, I will tell you just how the world
was made.
At first, things were rather misty and moisty,.
just like a Brooklyn fog, only this ancient fog..
moved very fast, so fast it became quite heated, in
fact. Alter the heated state, things were in the
melted state-igneous fluidity, the b .oks call it,
but I preler simple words, that you may undur-
stand without any trouble, and then you will like
what I say, and believe every word.
Of' course you know what happened after the
melted state-everybody does-just what always
happens; things began to Col, and then it was
not so warm  and coal had to be made, but this
took ages and ages, and before the coal was made
it was very cold, in fact, it was icy,-glaciers were
upon the face of the earth.
There was a time when there was no life upon
the earth. It was a peaceful time. Then articu-
lates began to be, particularly Trilobites, but they
did not bite nearly so badly as some that came
alterwards, and they could not articulate. The
Trilobites were quiet and well behaved, and ages-
and ages passed away, and then theremwere fishes.
But the fishes were not the Trilobites who had
begun laboring at self-improvement and had
enlarged their sphere.  No, my dear children, if
any wicked person by the name of Dombey.should
tell you so, you may say that they were not that
kind offish.
The disturbances began at the Green Moun-
tams.   They came up first. There was also a.
disturbance at Lake Superior, and they have had
coppers there ever since.  But it is all over now,.
and ages and ages passed away. In those days,
Otozoum   Mordii and Brontozoum    Giganteum
made tracks.   They, departing, left behind them
'footprints on the sands of time" They had
large feet and were excellent walkers. One of


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