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,r Peace on Earth“-Good Will among Men
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the. Tiber. The civilization that pro they are here forming the foundation and make the oak touch the sky in a study and found him in his shirt sleeves
duced these works was not sustained. of all our national prosperity and great- beat of the heart; in thia practical, ma busily reading Homer's Iliad in the
terial age, when bread and butter, and original Greek. What had that to do
Published everv Saturday by
THE DYING MOTHER*» FAREWELL. The old enlightenment of the agea of
tuilk and honey are made the mmmum With Massachusetts and S. C., with
T. F. CAMPBELL
WKH1KM FOB THE MEKAENUEB.
boeum of human life; when that culture States rights and disunion ? He - was
Editor and Publlibfr.
is accounted worthless that does flitter bending up his mighty intellect to its
‘■vCliildren. farewell! I now mint leave you, ,
Office under Good Templar’s Hall, Monmouth.
met with the fate of their parents. -
Fainter..fainter, grow* my breath;
yet it must be so. We may not know with gold; when the intellect must be highest tension by severe «indication
Boon those eyes you loved to gaze on,
Who would have dared to have laid nor see it, but we will impress our im .sharpened in ayear^io be-used for a and when the shaft wJ8 sent Xt went
TERMS - IN AlJVAm ;
Villi be closed anil »til! in death. .
saeriligious hands upon the works of age upon all onr pupils. They are but lifetime. When the blade which mnst Like an avalanch.
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Practical and useful! What is prac
- Raise me gently—prop ilie pillow
Phydias or Parhassius, had the Greeks waxen tablets on which our-pictures be used in the conflict of life, must be
’Neath my bead; these words I »ay.
preserved their virtue and enlighten-' ’’will be faintly seen, . Oh, we cannot moulded, polished, temjiered and tical and- useful, but that which fits
Tell to my husband, sons, aud daughters,
ment ? Men will fight for that which OYkij-estimate the importance thereof. sharpened with such awful rapidity, men and women lot their highest
For 3 mo», 8 mos. 9 mos. 1 yr.
.Ill our bld home tar away.
duties ? But that which prepares their
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they deem worth their bloodd-hut de They are the workshop« of the^iation. (hat it must be shattered at the
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minds to grapple with any of the new
The teachers themselves are the master deadly encekuitre.
Tell them niouni not witc and mother,
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Tho’ lior earthly race is o’er; '
Where shall our manhood come from and tongh-questions of our modern life. !-
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ciate tjhp refined pleasures 'of their il«- ^workmen. All the groaning and creak
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Tor ere lofig she h<q>ee to meet tliem,
ing of the eqginery of to-day, comes in thia,practical bread and butter age? If the same old questions which our
The usual commission allowed to Advertising
Where there’s parting nevermoi e!
Agonte on above rates.
Tho advantages of civilization must from the miserable manner in which Oh! I am sick of hearing that age laud fathers jtnswered so well were «till be-^_.
Tell them trust hi Qod. their ijavior.
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be appreciated before its burdens will tliese workmen haye done .their work. ed as practical and progressive, which fore ns then I would say apply yourself,
Him who diml on Calvary's tree —__ '_
-ter Square, (IS lhieii,' or less), tor
borne'!' The 'wild, naked savage All the corrupt men who wield power iaguided by a principle only a step re elosely to the facts of the past and they
Him who to the grave descended—_
will help yon through the conflict of
wouldjlly, support the height of cloth to-day have come tjp- through onr com moved from barbarism. What is thia
For each subsqqneni insertion............
Him who ransomed you aud me.
life. But the issues of the past .are
mon schools,,and had they been cul I principle ?" •
Advertidn^arid^rill^othor bnsineSH’in this of-
dead. From their tomb li^ve arisen K
Tell them in The Book tta written—
children, nor would he endure it longer tured then as they should have been, i Said a mcmWr of the Oregon Legis-
will’ be taken at the usual discount.
All can conquer in the fight;
we would not have to hide our faces in latuAj, “ I -consider the the study of thousand new ones with-adiich our age
Advertising nliist bo paid for in advance, un
All can reach the realms of glory,
shame at the political corruption that algebra in our common schools, a use must grapple and will be laid low only -
less erdfiit is given by special agreement.
To make clvilzation permehant and'
If they only do the right.
makes a freeman blush. And that many less thing;“ and why? “ Because the by hard thought and original methode.
progressive, "men must be taught to
If we desire to rise io the dignity of
rulers are corrupt, reveals the sad fact pnpil will uey8r use.it in after lifet"
Tell them life is brief and fleeting,
love its refinements and pleasures, to
All its short-lived joys arc.vain;
the occasion ami fortify -our civilization
that the people who choose them are
consider the additional labor undergone
Only 'cross tho “shining river,”
like unto them,
The reform Oration spoke the sentiment of vast multitudes against the foes that beset it, we must
to obtain these pleasure», as labor well
- Lives the soul that's free from pain.
must be accomplished in our c’ommou of man kind. In ftwt, lie spokfe the not treat the rising generation aajf
Agents for Christian Messenger.
applied. The desire of many for a re
tid them love the Good Book, ever ~
scljpela. Then onr people are to l>e ed- prevailing sentiment of the age. Ido their minds were open cisterns. into
turn -of the simplicity pf the good old
For if they its precept, keep,
ueated and cultured. _ How small the ■ not now argue the expediency of. study whose limited capacity we Can pour
The following gentlemen »re authorized to set
When their earthly course ha# ciMod,
minon^i who ever attain anything like ing algebra in * our' pabltc gctrools, but- fuels and theories of sclence^-rnles and
u Agents for the M esszsczb
the refinement of our age, and a reali
~ Calm they’ll sink in death’s cold sleep.
a competent education! How few, in- I do most solemuly protest against any formulas which will last them for life,
Monmouth, Joly. 16,1871..
zation of that desire would be a long ifced, ever enjoy the advadtages of our
W. K. Roberta, Helena, Montana Territory.
such shallow reason being assigned for but as ever flowing fountains which
step backward toward barbarism’. The
may be lq>en6d -by generous culture'
lglter institutions of learning! By the banishing it.
simple dress of the puritan fathers may ■
and whose perennial streams will flow
( C, Vracmrr, Broker,-MO California st., th our 'TIÍK CUIÄCKK IWnASDED IM ova
common school-teacher must the peo
have been sufficient protection from the-
only authorized Agent in Sail Francisco.
ple be educatod and enlightened. How of tlie ilahommaden chielluia Omar," to-bhws the land of their birth. '
storm and snn, and at the time of their
fearful their j^sponsibility! The ed when his Lieutenant Amrotkwrote from
A n A ddress by J.'A. B iddle , P resi
-As the solid rock at Meribah opened '
adoption, for all purposes; but it would
J. S-'ChUTvllill . . . :.............
dent of P hilomath C ollege , O re
ucators of a nation of freemen; the I. Alexandria, asking
at the stroke of Modes and sent forth
gon . D elivered before the T each - be as burdeflsome for our generation, to framers of 'the character -of, station ;
Acenliug tlie great library. “ If those beuling streams to the fainting Israel-
eh ’ s A ssociation ,'S alem , O regon , go back to tow-linen, as forthem to don
E. Williams.. ....... .. . . Amity r■ambili County
the builders of monuments more en j writingcd-the
agree* with the- ,
will the li 11114 an mind struck by
writing «f - the Greeks
Charlo* Woods.............. Salem, Marion
J uly 21, 1871.
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" "the softer garb o£ to-day.
during than brass. The Vendoma.col i Book ot "Gol,” wrote.tlie philosophic tlie Tod of generous training, sendTorth
Wm. Dawson .. .McJtiuriUe, Yamlull
F ellow T eachers :—
It is a mistake to cry down all things
T. B. Newman..'......... ’.. Dall»», Polk
We live omthe confines of an event that are not necessary to life. A vast deal umn may crumble to diist, but potentate, “they are useless ’and need her hidden ' streams of knowledge to
ty. A. Whitman-..................... Umatilla
ful period. Men begin to look forward is due to our higher nature. Strip life character is everlasting. The grandest not be preserved; if they dipbgree, they bless the fainting millions of mankind.
. Wtu. Mifrphy........................... Jackson
of. backward, for the Golden of all bnt necessities, and yotihave left monuments of antiquity, must yield *at are yemjejoug and ought to be de- What swful. |»«er is possessed by the
Dr. Z< Davw.......... .Buena Vista, Polk
last to .x-
1. i of.
_* ages, and i strayed." And the vqpt mqnnment of human soul- What irresistible ehei;-
1 uwd Lewis?:?...’..
T- . Age. The immortal words of the per
only a’ barren savage existence. Sur
S. D. Powell .
secuted Gallileo still ring1 in qur ears. round it with luxuries, moderate it with the antiquarian will search in vain for learning, the inestimable treasures 75T gins. . What-limit l es s resources ! Co»-
.7'......... Tho Dalles, Oregon.
Troy Shelly, .
“The -world moves,” thought the philos virtue, and you Lave civilized living. its fouhdationsi But human thought, Ancient lore, fed the fires of Alexandria . fined and cramped as it is'by a frail
’...... ... .Corvallis
N. P. Briggs,
epibodied in character, will rise trium- for six months; for they were useless ' human body how it astonishes us by its
“for he had traced it hr its circle By luxuries, I do-not mean-
J. M. Smith,.
• material ^/yiuint from the ashes of a universe, and —they were . not practical. The grand | notion I The power that worketb in
round the aun, and though it might for luxuries simply, which only gratify the'
Dr. W. H. Rowland,
boldly stand forth in eternity.
Ye j heroics oFTIomer, the exciting trage 1 darkness and' silence,. that builds onr‘
J. W. Shelton.______ Norili Yamhill„
< ever tread the same well-beaten track, palate and satisfy the pride, but luxu
dies of Sophocles, the simple history Rail Iloads^nd Cities, that chains the -
All Chrtattan Preachers in Oregon, California
ries upon which the. soul may feed, as but the model to the child, and ho will
of Heroditns, the lofty speculations of wild steam giant and calls from iÿi
ajiJAVtahinKtop territory anr*r«quiMtod to »cl mind have expanded and his soul have
books, painting, statuary, music, and follow it with fearful exactness. Ho
m Agenti lor tlje' CHaurri iM M zi «»3< ozb , I o re glowed, had he but known that our
Plato, and the vast learning of Aristotle slumbers the immaterial imponderable
many other qivilizing influences that may change it in the details, but the
ceive »nd receipt for »ubecriptiomi and forward
were all useless, for the Koran contain substance called electricity,, and sets .it r
earth was in motion, not only round the often startle men from a sensual, mater,
the names. ------ V
into action for our convenianCe, the
central idea ever remains.
ed sufficient for practical life.
stin, but as an attendant ,of that mighty
ial existence, into something wortCy of
influence that is to be Absolute Mon
orb, it was silently marching onward
life and soul power. These are the pro
through eternal space, and ever in its ducts of the same civilization that ful truth, and must stand out as reali inate from, out school books everything arch of Nature, bringing all things in
tiny orbit, was traversing new regions brings the heavy burden of toil and ties before-the mind of the successful but'what our Legislator would call subjection under it, this intangible
incomprehensible soul that can ptan
in the boundloss heavens.
care, of anxiety and unfulfilled dreams,' teacher. So gfeat are the interests at “practical,” and you will soon have a ami execute, think and act in and of
It needs no philosopher in the world and must be loved and cherished in or stake, so’much depends uppn the ‘ suc- rice of superficial, thin-skinned pig
itself, free to roam when its fancy may
caasfiilly answering the question: “what mies.
Notary Public & Attorney at Law of thought, to discover that the world der to be perpetuated.
who can trace it to its chamber
TJie difficulty with these practical
cnltirr^ must our common schools
rrZ" Buauma from a distance, promptly »t- moves. It is written on the face of So
For this new civilization, or the one
Omit-In the Court House, ciety in such plain characters, that the
have ? ” that we find ourselves greatly men is that they see only the outside; and find out whence it derives its bound
thut is to be developed from it, new men inadequate to the task. The age de they look' only for the mojt apparent less power and tell ns how we may cul
verriest boor that carries the hod will
and women are demanded. The stabil
ture it to the highest advantage.
tell you, “the world is growing wiser.” ity of our enlightenment is not assured, mands great things, aud tlie culture benefits of study. ' It a study can never
Yet this ever active energetic mitai
J LINSEY HILL, M. D.,
I cannot believe that we live the same as fet. The same pressure that crush must lie such as will meet those de 'be used in its original form in buying inhabits every little human body; the
Physician and Surgeon,
lives that our fathers have lived, we ed the civilization of Greece and Rome mands.
active restless little ones who try our
Buz» V ista
The old Grecian philosopher went not practical. Business men never let
think the same thoughts that our fath
Formerly practiced with R. C- Hill, M. D., ers have thought; though we breathe has never been brought to bear upon through the streets of Athens, at mid z or y represent an unknown quantity, patience, the stupid dolts who can not
learn that 9 times & are ^2, the quiet
ours. It will yet-' come. The multi
and eat and sleep, just as our fore-fath tudes of Catholic Irish, who redden the day, with a lighted lamp, searching for in their business transactions, therefore meditative child who wins onr hearts,
ers, and the ever revolving generations streets of New York City with innocent a man. That is what our age seeks and
all possess this same immortal power.
JNO. J. DALY,
pass through the orbit of life, yet the blood, are coming upon us and we need must have, if onr civilization and na grindstone is of no practical value, for Don't you see it working, reaching out
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW and NOTARY PUBLIC great world of mind moves on, and ev
not shut our eyes to the deadly conflict tional greatness are preserved. Not with it. Ab, but you can sharpen your its long arms into eternity, as the little
crammed, stuffed patriots, who may do
ery generation explores new regions in before ns.
Buena Vista, :
: Polk County.
one comes to you with a question which
axe upon it. So of these valueless
the realms of thought
The student ot history may well ask! as they a* bidden, but living, active
yon can not answer, or intricate prob
studies, you can sharpen your mind on
Bring from the grave the lofty soul of “will our cililization follow in the track men aud women, with soul, and heart,
lem which a life time can not solve ?
them if nothing more.
N. I. Bl TI.ER.
Plato. Place him side by side with the of those in the past? Were they mis and blood, and life; with grit and en-
That is the outcropping of the soul ever
It is related of Honest Old Abe Lin curious, with its whys and hows, driv
attorney and counsellor at law . school-boy of to-day, and see who will lead, and did they build on wrong foun dnrance and strength, and thougbt,
With what astonishment dations; and have we struck the rock, with purpose and will, and with al- coln, whose logic few men could equal; ing impatient mothers ami teachers al
Oregon be teacher.
mighty faith in themselves, mankind when he was a young man he listened to most distracted. Oh teacher and rnotl»-
would the sage of Greece listen to the and laid ah immovable foundation ? ”
Go»l. These in a great measure a lawyer whoso reasoning powers were er, cherish that eger curious spirit, keep
commonest teachings of modern science;
They failed because they began at the
'be the product, of eur common very remarkable. -It stirred young it ever going ever seeking and never
T. A. McBKIBE,
and when he had comprehended in part the top and worked downward. We
sohools. The old Spartan Lycnrgus, Lincoln and he determined to acquire
disoonrage it. The soul has power in
have reversed the operation, aud, be
noted what vast strides bad been made ginning with the lower classes of so knew well that manly endurance, pa the same ¡rower. He returned to his itself only awake it ami keep it moving.
OFFICE IN TIIE COURT HOUSE,
home, and would yon think it,, pur
in every useful art, how he would have ciety, we are working upward. They
When Dan. Webster was once plead
LAVATTTHt, O b ZOON. .
smiled at some of the boyish specula cared for the branches—we water the unyielding virtue, were the corner chased a Geometry. What had a law ing a case it was noticed that he was
tions of the olden times.
How he roots, tn fact, we follow the example stones of national greatness. On these yer to do with Geometry ? But he intoxicated and was enunciating princi
y, C. WARI1JNER, M. D.,
would wonder and rejoice to see some of the Great Master, who began his la he built, and the little kingdom of studied it carefully and thoroughly un pies that were not fonnded upon sound
Physician and Surgeon,
of his almost divine drekms more than bors with tho poor. This, at least, is Sparta, amid the storms of war, pre til he became imbued with the spirit of law. One of his opponents saw this
Beth.l, Folk County, Oregon.
realized in this grand heroio age of the our theory, whatever our practice may served her unity and power, her free Euclid. Those who met him in debate and said to another,- “That is not law,
dom and glory for five hundred years. in after life or who read the speeches of-
OFFICE—At residence near Bethel. 5:tf
stop him and demand proof».” I know
be." If energetically carried into prac
With no wall to guard her but the bold, his matnrer years know the result.
it js not law replied the other, but let
With this rapid’ advancement in tice, it must lay a foundation for the unbending wills of her citizens.
J. E. DAVIDSÖN, M. I>.,
The great Wm. Pitt, who became Pre the lion sleep.” He knew that to
knowledge, come new duties and -re perpetuity of the blessings we enjoy,
In vain we- attempt lo preserve our mier of England before he was.thirty awake Webster was all that was neces
The nation that pro and generations yet unbo'm, will feel the
Physician and Surgeon,
greatness with f bulwarks of and held his position during the storm sary for his own defeat. So of the
Oregon. duces a vast population, must provide
We turn oiir eyes naturally to onr granite aud wills of iron, unless we iest period of English history, thongh many human minds that have been lull
means for sustaining her millions. The
Oct. 15th, 1870.
people who undertake and accomplish common schools. We think through have manly hearts beating behind them. opposed by such men as Walpole and ed to sleep'by the monatory of daily
great works, mnfl also expect to under them we have the power to mould so In vain we attempt to bolster up our Fox and Burke, acquired his tremen life or the intoxicating pleasures of the
J. R. SITES, M. D.,
go new hardships in their construction ciety at our pleasure. There we think civilization with anything but true, gen dous power from hard study of the class world, they are sleeping lions. Teach
we find the crucible into which we may uine manhood. The crumbled fortifi ics. He was absolute monarch of the ers, arouse them! To this exalted mis
Physician and Surgeon,
the discordant elements of hu cations of Paria and the fallen greatness English language, and could express sion aré you called. Cry to them with
The vast structure of civilization
»Alins, - - - -
which this age has reared, has brought manity, and work all into a splendid of France speak with trumpet tongue, what he wished to express and oOnceal a voice as earnest as Satan to his pros
d7“ Office at his residence.
that, cluuuepof and matrailletue are tri what he wished to conceal with such trate angels “Awake arise or he, forever
with it, the duty to support its bulwarks civilization. *
well. It is essentially true, that civili
These are the chemical elements out fling weapons, unless they have men to marvelous facility that confounded his fallen.” Teach them that they possess
1. 1. CQLLIN8.
adversaries. And all this power came within themselves the power of lofty
sation rests its foundation upon the of which must be formed the- exceed- wield them.
ATTORNEY AND COUN8ELLOR AT LAW r' common people, that they must support tTngly complex aubsWnco called soefetx.
Where is this manhood to came from?
and Latin. I living. Get them to feel that power,
and improve if, or it falls. Where are Then we reach the basis Of society, Ees|>ecially ‘in this age of lightning and do not know that he ever used either fan it into a flame until it fires up their
tty Spoetai attantion givon to Proba!» m»t- the proud monuments of the civilisa and can lay whatever foundation we steam. When we have no time for language after he left College, I do whole beings.
Teach them that the
rs; CoUectton», Beai Estate, and geuerai p> ao-
tion of ancient Babylon or Greece or choose. AVhat wonders may be wrought aught but that which panders to our not know that be ever quoted a Single text book is but a helper for the mind.
Rome. The sand has buried the works by the teachers, then. Do they ever greed for gain or ambition for power; in Greek or Latin sentence in any of his Help them to look from it to themselves
their most exalted genius, and the think that they are raising the bulwarks this age when great mesaré deluded by speeches. Yet who is so dull aa to to deduct new principle«, and originate
J. A. APPLÊGÏHT
mind columns and feeling arches are of our civilisation; that they are the material prosperity into the thought think the studios useless and unprac new methods. When they come to yon
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW. still the mute historian of the mighty guardians of our nation's liberty; that that all culture is Useless that does not tical ?
for assistance in a difficulty do not by
Shortly before Webster made his re- your impatiént haste make them to feel
OMoe in wmd »tofy of the Court Houw, nations that once flourished on the upon thoir notions depend the .fortune bring immediate results! thia age that
I Uonrinded on Fourth Paas. '
banks of the Euphrates, the Nile and and dentinv of. immortal souls; that would build the universe in a twinkle, ply to Ilavnc, .a friend entered
The Weekly Christian Messenger
MONMOUTH, OREGON; SATURDAY, JULY ¿9, 1871