The lecture given by
Rev. G. C. alborn last Friday evening on "Hillsdale College and my college
experiences," was very well received, although on account of the weather the
attendance was not as large as it would otherwise have been. He gave a brief historical
sketch of the college, which was the first college in Michigan to organize under the
general college law in 1853. It is a Free Baptist institution. The lecture told how
students live, what they are interested in and experiences that are likely to occur in the
life of the average student, some being humerous, while others were pathetic. Stories of
student's pranks, specimens of student,s poetry, examples of college slang, and other
interesting features of college life were brought out in this lecture. Such a lecture
cannot fail to arounse not only a general interest in this particular college, but in
Christian education in general, and to stir people to a more liberal patronage and support
of such colleges. This college has graduated many prominent men, among them U. S.
senators, congressmen, judges of the supreme court, men noted for literary achievements,
physicians, lawyers, clergymen and so on. Will Carleton is proud to claim Hillsdale as his
alma mater and attends the exercises of the alumni from time to time. The following is a
clipping from a poem by Carleton entitled "College and Nation." read at the
semi-centennial celebration at Hillsdale, July 4, 1903:
Fairwater Register, February 5, 1904
What will this country be worth, if a lack of
intelligence shame us?
What! shall we harrow and sow, just to reap
the wild crop ignoramus?
Wealth without heart, mind and soul is
naught but computed disaster:
Steam without brains at the valves, only
drives to satan the faster.
Muscle, unguided by mind, is nought except
living and breeding;
Mind that's untempered by heart, into rob-
bery and murder is leading;
Heart unilluminated by soul, gets lost in lif's
Souls without heaven's blessed care are but
fragments of sunlight gone crazy.