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t ininiur, i ( vi aa. iHvt, IIILLfclJORO, i : s OHIO. [Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved.] [Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved.] Driven From Sea to Sea; or, JUST A CAMPIN'. BY C. POST. PUBLISHED BY PERMISSION OF J. E. DOWNEY & Co., PUBLISHERS. CHICAGO. CHAPTER XVIII.-CONTINUED. i Wliou tliis was all aittlod betweon litem, nml a nipmorandum of the whole lunttar mucin find carefully deposited in the pocket book of Mr. Make, that gen tleman returned the pocket-book to his Jocket, buttoned up his coat, and mounting his horse, rode back to town. ' When he wan gonoMrs. Parsons gave S sigh of relief. I "Well, I am glad it is all fixed up," she said, "and I shall feel better still Trhon the dcd is made and we are in possession. All the time he was here T was afraid that the trade would fall (through soma way, and I can not begin to' toll how anxious I am to get away from here, or how 1 dreaded having to T)nt a plnee. I'd rather live in a hut nd hnve it my own, than in a palace that belonged to another, an.l I am liko .Johnny; 1 begin to feci as if tins awful mass that is aiout ns might raise sud denly and swallow us all in a moment. "Yes," replied her husband, "it is Tetter that we go, though it's mortal lisrd to leave this place, which was the pni tiest and best in the valley. But it don't make much odds, 1 s'pose, where one is, so they have enough to eat; and 1 guess we can git that up there. "I'll load up to-night, an' start to morrow with the lir-t load. It'll take Bne two days to make the round trip, n' hard days at that, but I'll put on all lour of the horses and take all I kin file on the wagon. Then I'll got jutetue to Help with the next load an we'll take Johnny in the carriage an' make it all in two trips with somebody to drive the cows. You'd better write Jennie and Lucy, mother, an' tell 'era rto corao to I'hippsburg, so's to meet us Wiero when we go with the last load. S'hat'll save eomin' after 'cm, an' they'll be thar to help you fix things When wo git thar." "I'oor things, what a home-coming it Will be to them," sighed Mrs. Parsons. Nevertheless she wrote telling the girls what had occurred and how they suust take the boat on the night of the flay on which they would get the li tter. JIhey were to get off at I'hippsburg in stead of the old landing and wait at the hotel until their parents called for Ihem on their way to the new home up in the mountains. i This letter John Parsons mailed the Ssext day, while his teams wero eatiug and resting from the pull over tho tills with their load of household goods. That night ho slept in tho shanty Upon tho place which he had bought, ud the following day returned to his Jamily and tho doomed cottage. With Uie help of a neighbor be loaded the remainder of his worldly posses sions upon the two wagons, tho heav one and the spring fruit wagon. This sieighbor was to drive one team and Mr. Ritchie volunteered the use of another Animal to attach to tho carriage in which was Mrs. Parsons with Johnny jiropped up among his pillows. I It was a sad leaving of the old home. , Tho muddy Wi'.ter was now entering cvor the front steps and beginning to form pools on all the lower iloors. Only tho topmost twigs of the apple pnd pear trees, which wore in lower pround than the house, and portions of evergreens in tho front yard were above Ithe deposit Every other green thing mpon tho valuable portion of tho ranch lhad disappeared outircly from sight. k Martha Parsons wept as she took a last look at the placo, and yet she was at heart glad to get away. y It was like a nightmare, staying there and seeing that mass of mud and water Idsc day by day. And besides, however poor their home might be, it was hence iorth the only one they were to know, tand she was anxious to get into it and Ixsgin tho work of improvement As for John Parsons.he looked neither to the riht nor to the left. Ho did not even turn his heud for a last look at tho bid place as he rounded the hill that Elicit it from their view. Pride and ambition wore well nigh dead within him, and he hoped for .nothing beyond a baro existences for the jest of his lifo. lie would come back, he thought, when the roads cot good affain, and if the buildings were not burned down. would tear off some of the boards from Btieh portions as were not buried by the overflow, and use tnem to help patch aip with, on the new ranch, l-eyond that tho phve was absolutely worthless, and probably some tramping miner would carclcsSly tot fire to the build ings after having camped in them over night The fleeing family had perhaps filaccd a distance of three miloi be tween themselves and their ruined homo when from tho othor direction appeared two horsemen. As they came opposite tho cottage, they looked for evidences of the pres ence of its former inmates, but did not pull up their animals. "Evidently, they, too, have pulled out," remarked one of the horsemen Lis companion. "I say, Jobbers, it's pretty hard, now, on tho poor ranchers aim 1 II no hanged n i clou t wish there was some way of getting out the gold wilhout ruining their homes. Look there now; line.st ranch and finest family in the whole country. Kanch gone the dos and the family gone, God only knows where. "Oh Vs all right," returned tho other. " 'E'll get another bit of land Boiue'cr's and go to work again, and 'a few years 'e'U 'ave it all set out with trees and grape-vines. Groat country, this fuf, a man as as to work lor livin'; .mat country, and w'eu I return to llinglaud 1 intend to hadviso all my farmer haeiuaiutitnces to heiuigrato talitorma. And then tho two men relapsed into silence and rolo on. J ho next day Mr. , Jobbers took the boat for Sacramento, and from there went to New York, from whence he returned to his own country, lully impressed with the idea that how ever roiih a life it might be iu tho mines for gentlemen, t'al foruia was pto at place for meu who work for living, and is to day probably advi.sin every tanner whom lie niet-U to "henn- grate." CHATTER XIX. THE MOUNTAIN RANCH. i tt was hi;;h noou when our friends reached l'hi'j.-lm'', and they were still li ft.ee ri ni.lco from t.ie now home V hii-U il.e , were going. 'uo g'lU hud uot jt nfi'ivcd, the to to in is to a to rlonnier on which they In I tnkrn rna nn having grounded upon i, bar formed from the washing from the mines. Johnny, too, was complaining of his back, and his parents feared to take him further that day over the rough roads. It was decided, therefore, that Mrs. Parsons nnd Johnny should remain at tho hotel in I'hippsburg, while tho men went on with the goods, nnd that on the morrow when they returned, tho heavy wagon and carriage with tho team which Mr. Blake was to have should lie turned over to him and the family should go on in the spring wagon. Small as it was. tho exponse of re maining at the hotel was a sad draw on the few remaining dollars in tho posses sion of John and Martha Parsons, but it could not bo helped and tho teams drove on and left them. Towards evening the boat arrived, and on it came Jennie and Lucy. Mrs. l'arsons could not leave Johnnv to go down to tho landing, but watched at the hotel window and beckoned to them as they came up tho opposite side of tho street When the girls saw their niothoV they hurried across the strcot to the hotel nnd into the sitting room whero she nwaited them, and in anothor moment all three were crying upon each others' shoulders. "(Hi mother, mother, it's awful to think that the old place is lot. buried by the overllow from those mine-i; is there no way to save it? Can't it be floated off again?'' sobbed Luny, her whole frame shaking with excitement "I can't bear to live and know that you and father are driven out of your com fortable home anil forced to begin on a piece of wild land again. I wish you would go to town and live and let mo tench school and support you. I'm sure I could do it." "You must not take it so hard, dears," returned their mother, still holding the girls close to her. "True it is very sad to bo otiligeu to give up the old home, but no doubt we shall be very comfortable on tho new place when wo get it fixed up a little. What hurts me most is the knowledge that wo may never be able to vtiit you if you go so far away as I suppose you will do when you are married to Mr. Anneisey. "I'll nover marry, mother, never," sobbed Lucy. "I have written Mr. Anneisey and broken oil our engage ment, and am going to stay with you and father and help take care of Johnny as long as I live. You need not say a word against it, for it is too late; the letter is half way to New York by this time. To say that Mrs. Parsons was greatly surprised at this would be but to state tho truth, lo say that she greatly re gretted it would not be so true. She had felt a certain degree of pride in the thought that Lucy would marry wealthy, and had sought to obtain com fort for the sui posed coining separa tion in the knowledge that her daughter noiilil w,inf. fur rwtliinfr which wealth could buy, yet at times nad feared that Lucv might not nnd happiness in the u nk. n, and wondered if it would not have been better for her to have mar ried Erastus. Especially since the last great trouble had come upon them, and she saw how her husband was breaking under it, she could not help thinking how much com fort it would have been to him, and to herself, if the young folks could have found their happiness in wedding eacn iitnur aim remaining wiwi or near inem in their old age. And now, while she scolded Lucy a little for her haste in the matter, she could not but feel thank ful at heart that hor child was not to go from her, at least for the present. Jennie joined her sister in deploring the loss of their old home, and wept aloud and violently when her mother spoke of separation, but she did not otter to teach school to support her paronU, and when her mother gently bade her cease to weep she wept the harder and clung the more closely. t ome, Jennie, said Mrs. Parsons, finally, "you really must cheer up, dear. It is not so bad but it might be worse We have each othor yet and no doubt shall get on nicely in the new home and when Mr. Ensign gets readv, you ii. 1. . : . , 3 i; i li unci ne can oc married iiuu live in ran Francisco, which is not so far away but that you can come home and see us once in awhile, and may be we can visit you why Jennie, whut is the mat ter; nave you broken with Mr. Ensign alsor Hut Jennie only cried the harder and clung the closer with her face hidden upon her mother's shoulder. Seeing the inability ot hor sister to frpeak, Lncy said: "Jennie is married already, mother, and she and Mr. En sign are to start tor Chicago next week. "Jur. i-nsign came to see her the night that we got your letter telling us of the breaking of the dam, and found us crying, and when we told him about it ho urged Jenuie to marry him, at once and finally she consented, and he went and got a clergyman, and we all went down into the Professor's parlor and saw them married. ' "I sh-shall ne-never forgive myself in in the world if you are angry with me,' sobbed Jennie. "Y'ou know you-you wrote in tho letter mat -that we "Yes, dear, I know," said Mrs. Par sons, soothingly, stroking Jennie's hair tho while, "I wrote you that if your lovers urged a speedy rtarriago your father and I would not objoct So you have done nothing wrong, aud 1 am sure Mr. Ensign will make you a good kind husband, and 1 hope you w 11 be very happy. I am only sorry that you me going so far away. Can not Mr. Ensign liud work in Sun Francisco?" At this Jennio began to check he sobs, and from the two girls their moth er learned the whole story. Ens gu had chanced to meet a gen tleman from Chicago for whom he had worked before he came to the coast. and who now offered him a position at good wages with the prospect of a tore manship in a short time, if he would ro turn to Chicago and the old shop As wages were not so good in Sua Francisco as formerly, and there were rumors of the factory shutliu down entirely, he had decided to ac cept t'no oiler, provided Jennie would go with him as his wife, and going to consult her with little hope that tho would consent to so hasty a marriage, had arrived just as tho girls were in their deepest distress over the news from homo. Taking advautage of the situation he urged an instant marriage, which ended in Jennie's sobbing out consent upon his shoulder, aud the young man had gono at once for the pxstor of a church and had tho cere mony performed in tho presence of tho family with wlio.m the girls were rooming- He was to come for Jenuie in a few days - a voon as he could arrange some little mutters of business, and thev were to go to Sacramento by boat and. from there by rail to Chicago. "And so I am to loe ouo of my girls after all," said Mrs. Parsons, when they had finished. "Weil, if you ure only happy, dcur, 1 will try aid cot be sorry thiit you ere goi.ii;;." a The next day when Mr. Paisncs ro- irned he hugged and kissed the tbls in a loilHtrrons manner, which ho in- tnr ded as n oovor for hi feelings over tho loss of the old plac and their changed circumstance. Then he went to Mr. I'.laVe's ollice. delivered up the horses, wagon and carriage, nnd gave him a bill of sale for the hogs and the houshold goods which he was to have, and which he had left by agreement at a neighbor's. In return ho received a warranty deed to the new plao, made by his reotiest and without ner knowledgo in the name of his wife. lie did not do this for the purpose of defrauding any one. for ho owed no man a, dollar, but he had lost all pride in ownership, and somehow felt that honor required that, having fnih d to rotect his own rights and guard his imily from suffering, he should now resign all claim to the direction of affairs and place what little was left of their fortune in tho hands of her who, equally with himself, had aided in accumulating all that was lost, as well as all that remained. Accompanying the deed was an ab stract of title signed by tho Recorder of Deeds for the county, showing that there were no mortgages on record against tho land therein described, and that the title thereto was in the uaino of Mr. Make. Not daring to trust to his own knowl edgo of such things, Mr. Parsons took tho abstract and deed to the landlord of the hotel, whom he thought a man likely to bo possessed of some knowl edge of business. Tho landlord looked them over aud pronounced them all right. Determined to have no lingering doubts to worry lira hereafter, Mr. Parsons then sought out the village lawyer, and submitted them to him also. J'hat gentleman glanced them over and replied: "It s all right sir; all right. "Land enterod by John Smith, who sells to Peter Jones. Deed signed by John Smith and Hannah E. Smith, his wife. They sell to Thomas R. Pinko. Thomas li. Blake and Mary S. Plako deed to Martha J. Parsons. No mortjfnire apiioars upon tho records In my ofhee aKHlnst tho atxive described land. h.noh r CTEKtiAimii, uecortier. That's all right Title in your wife. Nobody can get it away from you, sir." that a what 1 thought every timt afore," muttered John Parsons to him self ns he loft the office, "but they did it all the same. Put may be as this place nin't worth much and ain't never likely to be, they'll leave us in peace the rest or our lives. It was near tho middle of the after noon when the family found themselves in the spring wagon and on Jhcir way. me road wound round and round tho hills, now up, now down, rocky and full of gullies washed by the rains; never being repaired except when it booamo absolutely impassable, and in spite of the careful driving of his fath er tho rough jolting hurt Johnny, j sometimes causing him to cry out with ! pain. Wight overtook them when they were several miles from their journey's end, ' making it still more ditlicult to travel l with any speed, 80 that it was ten I o'clock when they turned their tired j and jailed horses off the main road into a by-track to the right, and a quarter of a mile further on pulled up in front of a cheap, unpainted board shanty their new home upon the mountain side. It was too late to think of doing any thing except to make a cup of coffee and bunk down in the easiest way pos sible for the night. Mr. Parsons, with the assistance of the neighbor who camo with him the day belore', had put up a cook-stove aud made a bunk for themselves on the Moor, which remained just as they had crawled out of it in tho morning. Another similar one was now made up in another corner of tho room, and upon these the family slept, except Johnny, who occupied his wheeled cot, it having been the last thing packed on the wagon before leaving the old home. When they arose the next morning the sun was shining over tho mountain tops, and doing the best it could to make the scene a pleasant one. Mr. l'arsons hastily slipped on his clothes and went out to look to the horses. Mrs. Parsons and the girls also dressed hurriedly and then stepped to Uie door and looked out. It had been too dark to seo much tho Dight before, aud they had been too utterly tired out to try to see even the little that might have been seen, but now they were eager to know how the place really did look. A sad enough contrast it was to tho old home. Instead of a white cottage with its green blinds aud wide open vo rondas, their dwelling was a rough shanty of boards nailed perpendicularly to the framework, resembling in this respect lhe one which they had occu pied for a few days on the Suscol ranch. Hut instoad of being sixteen feet in length, these boards were but ten feet long, and as a consequence there was no loft above as iu the Suscol cottage. The interior was ceiled with cotton cloth, but there wero no little niceiy made conveniences: no Sink; no cup board; no partition; no porjh over the door. All was in ouo room aud all was cheap and rough. Outsido, tho view was no more cheer ing. Tho shanty stood well up on tho hill or mountain. Below, and for a lit tle distance, both in front and iu the rear, was a piece of tolerably level ground, perhaps forty acres in all.which declined geutly to the west, ending in a ravine, beyond which the earth became broken and rocky again. Above the shanty tho ground sloped upwards with a sharper pitch for a few hundred feet and then rose rapidly, be coming more aud more precipitous, un til it reached the summit a third of a mile away. In places portions of the solid rock foundation projected through the bar ren soil, while in others immense de tached bowlders, -weighing hundreds of tons, lay only slightly iiuboddod iu the earth and looking as if a pu&h would send them crashing down the mouutain side. Here and there stood a digger pino, its blue-green spines looking, in the dis tance, like bunches of thick smoke. Tlie.se, wilh a few scattering white oaks, half denuded of their limbs by the tempests, and an occasional clump of man.ineto bushes, were the ouly vege tation which grew here, except where some large bowlder formed a Blight pro tection from the wind, and prevented tho rins from washing away the thin coating of earth below it, might bo found a few bunches of coarse wild grass. A fence of boards had bceu thrown around the tillable ground by tho last occupanU, but this was down iu places, aud only added to the general look of iboUitiyu and [TO BE CONTINUED.] FOR SUNDAY READING. I WOULD NOT KNOW. If w1h I ponld withdraw 'I h fullltf' ve,l, tvniKlt Celiid know whut (iod In tendorlleM Hold hidden from iny sikIiI I would not -ck lh veil (o lift. Nor makn tlmt knnwled mine: I mill would Icavfi All In Hia hHiidft, Aud trust Ills enro divine. Is aoinpffrout sorrow wnitlnff roo? 'Tin Iwtier not to know: Why slmdow h)1 my hmjiy dsj t W'lth dread of couiIiik woe Of this I'm miro: If sorrow walls, iod"s lovo Is WfiWtntr. loo; I'll leiin my weakness on Ills trfinfth And He will lvt.r me through. Perhaps some joj some wondrous Joy Is held lor nie In store! Would dully lilesKinirs irrow less sweot For knowing It hd'ore'1 Then keep It sufelv hid, dear Lord, I'ntii Unit I'lis-fnl hour When on my t rusting lienrt Is hild Joy'B full and perfect tlomor. It irisy ho nclthrr Joy nor grief "Twill long lie inilie to Hlmre; Could I with ealni, untrouhlrd soul This strange, sad knowledge henr? Orshotild I shrink to find how near lieiith s waiting anycl stands? I can not til, hut gludly leavo All In my Kill her tiiunls; Asured that, as tho past has been, "lhe tulurc still (hnll lie; Each day will hrlng Its needed grace. Its needed strength to mn. M. K. Iliich. (a ( VoYi(o Advatvi. WITH GOD. i What This Iltt-h Attainment Mrsm, and How It May 11a ltmllrfd Olorlous rrlvllt-co tor All. To walk with (Sod Is the highest spiritual attainment of the Christian. It means fellowship, intimacy and com munion, ns wo have before pointed out. Noah walked with Cod, nnd had this testimony, that "he pleased Cod." No doubt there are many of us who would like to walk with Cod, or, at least, we think we would. If our Lord Jesus Christ should como down to the city or town in which we live, nnd select any one of us for His companion while on such a visit to the earth, to walk with Him over the mountains, or through the streets of tho city, what an honor we would esteem it. How people would talk about it! How many people would say: "I do wish tho Lord had chosen mo for His companion." It would bo known among all our friends and neighbors. It would be known through out all the church; nay, we might say, throughout all tho world. And yet this is tho privilege of each one of us, mt for nn occasion, but for every day and lor all time. One of tho favorite hymns of the church is: "Oh I for a closer walk with God"; and one of tho chief complaints of the averago Christian is that it is dimcy-lt to maintain a close walk with Cod. Thero are ninny of us who want the spiritual delight of walking with God, who fancy that such a wahk would till the soul with Heavenly joy; and no doubt it does, albeit tho men who have waiKed uie closest with liod nave had to walk with Him in the lire and through me noou, mrougn tno noa s oen and many afflictions. In walking with God, Abel met his death: Noah hml to con- tend with the unbelieving antodiliiTttwis; Abraham had to forsake country and kindred: Moses suffered afflictions with the people of God, choosing tV'iu rather than the pleasures of ' sin for a season; the prophets were despised and rejected of men. The most conspicuous example of all was that of our Lord Jesus Christ, who never for even one small moment lost communion witliGod, or parted company with Him. In one Bense, Ho was the most lonely man who ever walked with this world, becauso of that unbroken walk with Cod. Yet we would not for a moment leave the impression that a walk with God is of necessity one of sorrow and atllic- tion ouly. fr lne highest expressions of joy or wincn we know anything are from thoso whose walk with God havo been the closest. It is, indeed, only the Christian who walks with (iod who can siwj in his sorrow and atlliction. Hut to come back to the question, "Why is it so difficult to find and main tain a close walk with Godr"' We thihk the answer to this is found in the fact, that it is not so much that we want to walk with Uod as it is that we want God to walk with us. We are fond of our own way, even when it is not pleas ing to God. Wo are not willing to give it up. Uut to walk in our own way, which, at the same time, is uot God's way, is to lose His company. J.ut to lose companionship with God is to our souls with darkne.-s and trouble. Our souls cry out for God, for the liv ing God; but God will not walk wMi us when our way is not His way. If, therefore, we would resume our walk with God, we must abandon our way add go over to His way again. Tho whole trouble is in our indispo sition to leave our way and always walk in God's way. "This to fear the 1 Lord, to walk in His way. It is not that God ever parts company with us. but that we part com pany with Him. It is uot said that God walked with Enoch, but that "Enoch walked with God. " God has His walk iu tlii.s world; it is open and plain any one who chooses to walk in "lie is not far from any one of us." Whosoever will may come nud walk with Him. "Master, where dwellesl Thou?" was asked by two of the disci plos of Jesus. His answer was: "Como ud see." When Ho was on earth, Ho was always oasily found. Iu tlio high way; in the tcmpfe; by the well; iu tho house of the Pharisees; eating with pub licans and sinuois; by the seashore; everywhere where tho need of man called Hini. If we have never found Him, He is within hearipg of our call. If wo already know Him, and are walk ing with Him in the way of His com mandments, He Is with us; for to such He says: "Lo, I am with you al way"; "If any man will be My disciple, liiiu take up his cross aud come after Me.'1 This is the way to walk with God. Uut to do this we must deny ourselves; and this is whero the pinch comes. We would all bo glad to have God walk with t in our way, and Indorse and sanctify it, but are not anxious to walk in His waif, even the sake of walking with linn. It must not be supposed that walking with God will make ascetics of nicu. This was the mistake of some of tho earlier Christians who Hod to the desert aud tho mountains, thinking that, this way only, could they inuiutaiu walk with God. Kut His delights with the sons of men, not apart from them. To mingle with men for their ?;ood, to leavo with them a testimony or God, is the Christian's high calling. To niinglo with meu, leaving God of companionship, is tho sure way becoming corrupt. So jealous was Moses for the presence of God with hhn that ho prayed that, if God went not up with him into tho promised land, ho might not be sent. And ugain, we find him prayitig: "Show mo Thy piiij." A ebjao Walk willi Usiil ia and practical to those who want flod'l way rather than their own. If In all our wins we will acknowledge Him, M will direct our paths, nnd thus wn shall "walk with Cod." X. V. Jmlcjtrnili-nt. COMMON MERCIES. Why They Are so I. laid to ll I narknawl ed(Ml and I'napprrrlated. Tho common mercies of our daily lifo are apt, I think, by reason of that very quality, because they are so com mon and fnmiliar, to ho unacknowl edgo I ami unappreciated. Thev do not announce themselves, when they enter into our experience, as special interpo sition: of tln Divine love nnd euro. They seem to belong to our very being as much an any of our natural appetites nnd adaptations, and so do not summon us to any emphatic thanksgiving. Take the word just written, "appe tite;" what a mercy is this common relish for food, this quickening of our step thrice a dav toward the bounties of the table, and vet how seldom it is made a theme of praise! Uut bring in a state of health that repels the-e table bounties, and wo begin to perceive w hat a mercy we have possessed with such insensibility. The sleep of n;ght how seldom it inspires our gratittido when the day re turns! Of course wo expect to sleep through the hours of darkness. We lay our heads on the pillow on purpose to lose ourselves in slumber. Ihis issno, then, is nothing to excite a thankful surprise. But bring upon us some state of the nerves, some disquieting sensa tion that forbids the closing of our eye lids from sun to sun, nnd we discern something of the preciousness of tlws common merry of nightly rest. The comfortable ti e of our limbs in walking or laboring docs not so much as altraet our attention. Hut give us a wound, or a strain, a rheumatic nttjwfc wilh one of those diligent servants, and we see how indispensable thev are to our daily tasking, aud how great tf kindness that keeps Hh-iu girded fr action. We open our eves upon landscape, or page, or occupation, with no glance up ward of grateful blessing. Put lot some tiny shaft ponotrato one of these orbs of Vision, or somo fretful iirte settle there, and we begin to feel to what a mercy we have been blind. In our moments of thirst we swallow a draught of water without acknowl edging or invoking the favor of the (iiver. Hut in a desert journey let that supply be suspended, or, as we drink in our ordinary condition, let a drop enter the windpipe, missing It.s way, and we seo what mercy there may bo in Mich a trilling dispensation. So it is with us in going and coniiag in the vehicles of public travel, hi rid ing or driving our own steeds over tho pleasant highway, iu crossing bay or river on slroug and swift keels, in the prospering of our day's work with skill and dispatch, in unobstructed hearing and speech in social intercourse, in Wtn clearness and force of our brain in all tho problems of skill nnd study, and in the manifold functions of our wlnle complete manhood. Unqualified com fort and success are so common wtthn.4 that we bend no knee in worship, and sing no song of grateful aeknwiplg meut We do not seem to kaow Jtw great our debt for such constant favars is until some breach occurs in their reg ularity and continuity. O, that our insensibility to thislargwt breadth of daily blessings were re moved and succeeded by a quick anal thankful and loving appreciation of such Heavenly favor. Dr. A. L. Stone, in ranjic. WORDS OF COUNSEL. lven In a Mcm-hiro from General Grant While l'realdent of the I'nlted State. hue our hearts nro heavy in a sense of loss, and while our hearts are warm with love, in the thought of what he was, and of what he did for us, wo who sorrow together over the death of Gen eral Grant, and who rejoice together over his life-work, aud over the lessons of his life, can not do better than to re call the words of counsel which he him self spoke to tho readers of the SunJnif School 'J'nues, in his message to them in the centennial year of our Nation's independence. W e reprint them, tkwe fore, from our issue ot Juno 17, 1876 simply adding that the words prfuted in small capitals were doubly under scored by him iu his original manu A CENTENNIAL MESSAGE. is FUOM THE PIIFISIDKNT Or THB UNTTBI) STATES. Wahhinoton, Juno 6, 187e. To the K4Ur nf Uie .Suiickt-.S(7iuol Tinvw. 7hliWjriue. V'our favor of yesterday, akiaT a moiMjro from me ta tlw children and yotrlh tif tlio United St-Htea, to acoompHny yowr Cuntenmirirl number. Is this mnintMit rec-eWed. My advk-o to Bundrty-flehuolH, no matter whHt their denoininatloa, Is: Hold fast to th Hible as the ftlutet-auuhor of yonr liaertifi; writo iw precepts in -your hearts, aud prac tice TI1KM IN VOI.'K I.IVES. To the Influence of thte book are we tndebt od tor all the profrrese mado In tme) cVwWza tion, and to tills we roust look as our guide la the lilture. "liiKhteuuHiic-s emllth a nation; bat tin is a reproach to any people." Yours, respectfully, U. S. GRANT. CHOICE SELECTIONS. let so for iu a of iiy Alus for us if the ladder of science wero tho onlv stair to lead us up to God! .ViTcitft. A decent ropard for religion and, its ordinances is an clement in National lifo without which the American K&- public will neither prosper nor live. Standard. Tho proud man hath no God; the envious man hath no neighbor; the an;ry ruau hath not hinwlf. NVhal good, then, in being a man, if one ha neither himsolf, nor a uoirhl)r, nor God? Buhop Ihdl. No wise man would saek to be ttx- empted from the healthy discipline ot trouble, anv more than an inteHiirent child would wish to be excused from school, and to bo allowed to play all day aud every day in the mnadow.4. No; we aro uot butterflies that flit from ilower to flower; lifo is real, lifo is ear nest, and tho tonic ofsorrow braces and strengthens us to make it so. Spur- gi'un. I'raif-e is not always sweet; nor censure always bitlor. The moral val ue ef either praise or censure depotwfs greatly upon Uie moral value of tlx person who prollers iu Tho steady-go- in fj Inindav-sehool teacher would not be greatly lh'ttered by the praise of tJa regular frequenters of the driuking-a- looll, nor would he Ie.el luucli diseuvH: ngod to know that tlio same body persons had passed a unanimous vol censure upon li s over-riehleoiisnes anal lack of the spirit of good fellow ship. I'o be praised by some people Is reason enough to make one ask what evil n has done; to be censured by tlieiu la mark of honor. When one is praised. then, or w hen on is blamed, is it nH worth while to a-k one's self wiio dq it, aud whyi" i. luiui. lXvTiTK u EE5TTC.:.C. 3 This trpdlrlnn, corohlnlnf Iron with rmra T1T'I'1 tellies, qulrkly and Cmr-Utslf t Hm lvilii, lnllastta, U iiLim, I mpurs llion.l, .lalarla, hills ana Favara, aol Nauralala. It la aa uufslllnr fmedy for trtsaaat af tka KM., and I.Urr. It Is lnTh.s;., for TMss peculiar to Women s'l l all alio Irsd saaMiUiy llTaa. Itrioai net Injun" tha Uato.rauaa lira4ara.ar tmduca ootmilnation thr . rtini. Itsnrlrhasand piriflu hf blood, stlaiiilawa tha aprstits, aids th audmllation of fsa. ra iiCTK Tlsarthurn aud F-lrliliig, aud itntngth tns tha mtisrlas aud nrttrt. Kur Intarmltlant ffT. lAwilid, Lack Cf Knsnxy, Ac, It has Do aqual. Tha vnutne bin abova trade mart aa4 crossed red llnsa un wrappar. Take ho ether. Cincinnati, Washington & Baltimore Xl.A.IX.rR.O K.T). THE ONLY LINE UUNNINO PALACE SLEEP1UG CiP.S AMD THE cr.i.r.nTE GOAGIIES ! -TO- WASHINGTON and BALTIMORE WITHOUT CHANGE. Direct Oohneotior Fob Aix Pour EAST AND SOUTHEAST. THE FAVORITE SHORE LIKE TO INDIANAPOLIS, ST. L0VI3, CHICAGO. KANSAS CITY, OMAHA, AND ALL rOINTH IN THE West, Northwest, and Southwest. Lowest Rates, Quickest time, and Beet Accommodations. rh rough Trains Leave Hillnhoro foi Cincinnati, for all points East, and for Wilmington, Columbus, Wheeling-, I'ittsljuir, and all Intermediate points at 0:45 a. in., 2:30 p. m. For furthnr information aud tha best posaible rates, apply to E. OARSON, Agent C. W. 4 B. It. H. HripUiaoEO. J. H. STEWART, THOS. P. BAKRY, Oen'l Manager. Qen'l. Fata. & Tkt. Agt. Highest Honor fkom rmm World's Exposition .A- "W .A. 2- 1!J -b U T G E.W. & W.R.SMITH, ofth COMMERCIAL COLLEGE Kentucky University, Lexington, Ky. Student can berin any week-day durum the jftF No VtttiaatlOU. Time U noinrtlctaj lint lull OiuJeuieV Bullet" t'uurM tviMini mwowfce. Avradft total Prt, lttaiiiU( 1 al r.n. rVi of ft..". Rurl TVnd b. family, (WO, TjUffrmphf Pnonoirraphy Tvpa Writing pwieiltl.. L.itre.rj Coum tic. Lnrix n'Cfltrd. 7nr ttoi 8uooniuJ Grailutitta. Otci fc puiila lt r tru 16 to tut , trotn IJ tl. I u.irur Uoo U (iractieallf tail lu4iUuvilj h"ivrtl by 10 trri--. 8 1 mc 11 luufM- (or tf(ia And atuat niwii. Unlvtirnlty iMploma pr itrd t i v.4 un Thi tx-'!tlfl c tt if uoiad fur tu LievUtilutnau ai u4it it, uo U o let ltu nllraaill. The Tuxt-Book which rfrfd ih blihw. twar. at h World' xpoition for iu Mtrnifi, rrikl tni Cbi firrtimftiva iiiiein rf Umlnttf Ednruii a lUi-Hi only at that Colttr. K la tha fbtipMl 4 4jll with Ik klf boat fiaanm .mi. Mid iruarkniofB u In huainna U Iu rlrorrvliift irnln IM. $T UUUlirl n1 full partlrMilara eVldrJl II TriMldtnl. W1LUUU K. fiMITU. UimfUia, Ky. jyl5m3 is al of WHO IS UNACQUAIMTKD WITH THt Car BV txtMINiNQ -. . ... u-Lixua- i ii a a jaanj-Jimiai aawaailjii. ,n text? H W i'- a : " " ' " ' ' k " ; , CHICAGO, ROCK I&LAK9 41 PACIFIC RAILWAY Py reason of its cnutrl po1Ucn .l)4 ttofmrnhi.iyt to J prnHpaJ Horn F'nvt an-J vct, at Initial aiJ Urtniti plntdL toiifi'i'Mii the ruowt ii")rUutmuv)rid rental link In that. to unit or tafaijr!'fi tiuHuuriA. v 1nt't aim! u3iiv tatoa travel ami traillt.) tHiiwown hlioi ct t us & .ut s,i.t . ;3 l .mtA. Ir la bino the fiivoriw arid V.-w root to froii i-niu f--aL, Nrrrit-st taiX fcoutheapt, and cofWHiHwUnrf p.nutJS W No iumi,rad i.n iiaotjt. The Hockc laianti eyittun in n- n lin-; ! UrndiHH, cymwo Joliet, Ottawa, La BmIIa. foorl, im)u . i h . J. ui, in IX ?'.. Lavenport, kaMiUiw, W Ht4r)i5 won, Jw. t. i ' k - uxa, V LlbtM-ty, Iowa City, Moini ix "'-, iw- M 'tw-, Knox v. Aut.uUoQ, Harlan, Oattirla tLwnr.ra u t i.vH-A i it la ).t ; Owjlar.ua, Trenton, Cameron aiKa KariTa iMty, ?ii i rir Lt" ' w.- i f A i -i tMur in Kanrtan; A Ijtm MiiPf.Hw.vw' aj td t c. in b "irrf.K,.' V wu tt4 Dakota, aad LMinarwOa o lnuruaauiakru THE CRCAT ROCK ICLAHD liOUTC Ouarantwas It a natrana than) aaaa thorouatuv balbu(l roaJ-bd: airwMth t- 4 i of etjuitluii? Bulit cdart and. brhiirws; buinan lu can mitt It.; tlis aa.hri ad air-timkou; and tbat exitr-inar orratlun 01 all ll.a tra ui ration or all lis tralu. ulmr tu oonnacjilTia- poiota lu 7nkri Lixtirlua f lia Paan(iirir Ukuatnx Da-l Tha r at lLiprtxra '1 laina Uwie,a O V-r bttI T TrV--wTf TtvaT rm crjro fneuxl of wall ,antoat.id, uooly nitti,liU it 1 MKDU rwjtii tuliimt-x tit.K Alanpara of U laasui a , t . v , . j,, (aia 1 Ln:i emtfnht.,iy otx)d uxmm are W-1 a - X ailon watltiaT oa Pliouui, and Htall.lA eu both." i 1 t I KauaM Cuy aui aawidauu, tie also run tua Colabratua ,.li ., v Urn THE FAMOUS ALCLliT LtTA HOUTC lathe dlrwit and faTurlta ttm ft t Cmvfj arwt VHnnKrolIs and Pt PanV Wate ronm-fiuoni ai i" in Uut "! L.. for ajl rt lu tlia 'i'wrritoru m and Xritlnh Jro!tiiora ttt -t, -i,-c Kwra Tmm are run to tin vratHnf tLaH.H, ttuutitivr ? 4i, a. 1pcL' au4 auuttng- ant rVi- n f 14 t-ouiida of Iowa ui-1 I- k. . h - mo tii iwottt Oanii-aiyXt luuU to lu Itioji wbeiat fltjJdis and j t; I i,- t -inr HUU nrtobr ltiAt'i t1 !. k t m.i4 iti'1 "ire baa vrn TnM 4htweHp 1 Nfi'yort Nawa, v on i, t tv-- -! ia and LmIu y and Hor dteailed iM'Kirn.' t ia t.ii'i, n'omna, a well a I--.s. avfc hit priLu.vai, 'ikot Ou.t.v4 iu the bulbed abuuA aud Coiala; aaJfeAavUitf H. IJ. CACLE, C. ST. JOHIJ, tfinta4unirallBRtr, Chltai. ' Canaral Tlaket aaa rt(aNai aut.Clil.aa, tcarirl r I ' t CIOCIAWf OP THIS COOefTTrY, W1LU thii pap, th si t mi cUioa. UiMaua, m-.tB aiia t mt iwm iw-ii r y rr.w)4 byp ol) it ,-ftt. km 4 e,tl ajiM; knpm . t-r v' fewtmo aw f hmu l ir.:,c l,.:pei ux i'-viorrjiaj tl -'il jnmis 1 4 1 wuctl )in - iL 1 iw are . na al Mt, aupA We UuauiiaMKl Ofuuul an 4 ' ' ,:? til V BLECTIOITS- House Joint Resolution Mo. 67 J0I.NT BEDOLUnOS JPropoirtia Amrutnnli to ArHrln ttan ef (wi blol. Ba U rttolonl by the Ornrral Asrnh)y ef Om Fiat cf Ohio, lliat pnijoait(oB to amnj aae. tiou i uf artlela It, -tion 1 of artirla IU. anal otion S of arlida I of ttia ommtilntinn of tha Plata of Ohio, ahall b tihmlttad to t'm clantarn of tliia ataU, aa tba aooond1 Tnaaday of Oetabar, A. V. lHh.t. to raad al follows: ARTICLE II. fWtlon 8. Pnatora and rapraantatiTaa hall ba looted bianniall? hr the elrctora ef tlia r"p,-tiva ronuiioa or district!, on V14 first TurjHluyaflrr tit first MmuViy m Aowm bar; tlif ir trm of efliita aliall commence oaj tha 8rt t)7 of Jauaary naxt thereafter, an4 oontiuua two jroara. ARTICLE HI. Baotian I. Tha aioetitiv di-parttuvnt thai! eonaint vf g(Trnor liauteuant-ajnTarnor, unoratarj of Itato, auditor of itato, traaaurar of atata, anal an aUnrnay-Kxnoral, wba ahall ta abtotad on th nturr Tt'rsuAT arrm t rtairt Monday in Notkmuvh, bj tha alwtri of tha tata, and at tha placra of TOtiog fur menbarl f tha guuaral amif mblr. ARTICLE X. Paction 1. Onntj odiuon lill ba clfola on ths Jirst TurMiay aftrr fs first Afin.'rly tm JVorrwiwr, bT tha alacanra of aarh comity, ttt tioh manner, and for audi tarm. not rxcadn teg thro Yvari, al may t proridrd 1 J Uw. FORM OF BALLOT. At anrh at,rtiati. tha vrttjira in favur rf thM arinptiun f l'tfl amendment to aacUaa two o4 arttt-la two, ahall hava plaoad tipaa thair avilj lata tha wnrdi. "Aiuaudiuf nt to aact-lan twt) aia? artirla two of tho oonautulian Taa;" at! thoae who do nut favor tha adoption af agriJ amendment, ahall hare placed upon ballot! t la wonlH, "Auiaudnient to eectiow tvoj of artirla two uf tha oeniKtiuatioti No." ThtMe) who faror the adoption of the arnendtwant te foctinn ona of article threa of the cnuHtitvtiaaJI ahall hare placed npon their balluta tha wartta ''Aniemlmeat to eetinu oua of artaule ahre 4S the oonititutien - Teat" and tkaaa who do uf fuvur tha adnpticn of fucb aaae4nent, ahaUt hara placed npou their balluta tan wordaj "Amendment to secthm ana of articta three ef( tha ennaututien No." Thoaa wha favwr thj adoption of the atiHinrimr nt to aoctioti two er article ten of tbe roaatitntion, ahall haTaf placed upon tbeir balluta tha word a, "AmenaM aut to aentioa two of artiola ton ef the ooo titution Tea;" and thine who do aot fareri tha ad option of auoh amendment, (hall have) placed upon their ballots tha wnrdi, "AnandU; nient to aretlon two of article tan of the ooa. titution- Nn." A. D. MArtfH, 8jaktr of On Ihnisr uf lirj -rsrntiitine JOHN (i. WARWICK. , 'rtld&4 cf th iSeTulte,. Adopted March 25, 18. Vmntn Statu of Amfrica, Ohto, OFTICB OF THE HECUn ART UF tSTATK. f I, Jawth 8. liuuiBtN, horetarr tf SUU of, thi HUt of Ohio, do hereby ctrtify thfct tha. foreRuinp ii a true copy of Joint Ivnh.tin; adoptod by the (icurral A ninthly of Un Htit of Ohio, on the 'iMh day of March, A.. D. 16, taken f mm the original rolls tiled in thia ffio. In 'J ewiaa'it WitiKxor, 1 hav feerarmt ubtu'ribed my name, and afliifd bkal my otnuial iral. at Cohirabn, ifca 2jth day of Id arch, k. I. 18h5. itvrritiTy of Stat. WWC PATENT SELF- CORSET AUJUS I I1NU Improved In tha only perfect fitting-, truly comfortabla and healtli-prreerrinK 0'eraet marie. Ha an IMaeuo oet'uou aoovo auu utiuw a urnim v -wm-tarpiuoe. Entirely difltrent from aay other, Eory Coraot ia Htamped and abiolutly Onar anttied in every particular. Ba sure to ff tha Dnwu'i I'atADt. Manufactured only by tba Gage-Dowm Comet Co., Chicago, and for aalt by flrt-claw dry goode atorf atarywhera. Price ftl. DO. Jylyl "UIW.IITEB Teitll rhf(ra NnrwT Ptork. Tht ftfft1 r-w .rrapt, TVW-K. TTiW ITTaa. F infr.ur vtcM'k ald. Arp't-ant.i raint dive tlrM-4-lait re trrnri aa (a caraclr. Good Swlary and Expenses Paid. OUTFIT FREE. K rxeH,nc m,,Atl Mm l WHirSEY, (XJKJEKTIASj RaciS-M. I. uiayinm3 SCHOOL EXAMINERS- TI1E near'', of Selinol Examinaraof fli(;lilan county give ncitior, that examinatKiuaol Anplicantii fur Certificate! arill take pla'in tn IlilUbdro Union Hchool building on the firal taturder nf every ninuth, and on tha third tiat urday of February, March, April, Augniit, Bp timber and October. Tha Examination fa4 C'OBcribed by law in 60 centa. Xiy order of tbj oard. aiiXIrl E. O. BMITH. Cleik. U W 11