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10 > Image 10 of The State College cadet, vol. 7, no. 8, May/June 1897

Part of The State College cadet

v if t f il ; p, QQ THE caosr. , . , L on to the accomplishment of our great and noble mission. y Even the poor Indian, with his untutored mind, was not without his goal. l g He believed that beyond the most distant mountain E there was a wide river; beyond that river a great coun- E { try; beyond that country a world of water diversified ~ with islands, streams and trees, where the deer grazed on A p the mountain side, or ruminated the low, receding val - leys, and that the "Great Spirit" would conduct him to p g H that happy hunting ground. AQ A We who a1e about to quit these walks to continue the . great task which here has but begun, do DOD BHUGY l3l1B AA contest as pioneers, and our forthcoming years are to be- more fruitful than our past, which is but our inheritance. i Could we but look back upon the plains of the de- 4 parted, then would we appreciate the grandeur of our ; Ei S own age. , f Primitive man had but few incentives to lead him gy. t from out the darkness of his surroundings to that emi _ Q , nence where he could transcend the dim horizon of . K Q j primeval times and gaze upon that fair land of science, Q r literature and art. E $$3 For generations, mountains, streams and seas were 2 2 fortresses behind which the savage and the civilized en- , _. Q2- trenched themselves against their foe. But man has = _ j tunneled the mountains, bridged the streams and tamed ; the seas. The lightning that once played listlessly in cl the skies has been captured and adapted to the use of if A Man has converted the darkness of night into the , ;j brilliancy of day. A Man has opened to our view the regions of limitless . space and revealed that which the imagination of inspired 1 poets couldznot attain.; Man has lived to see his fellow- . if