Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on April 8, 1897 · Page 12
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Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, April 8, 1897
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S SEJRMON, RUIN AND RESTORATION. LAST SUNDAY'S SUBJECT. **fch*a'. TTent * Vp tn th« Night, by tho Tamed Buck and EftteWrS by the DEAD city is more euggestlve than a living city —.past Rome than present Rome—ruins rather than newly frescoed cathedral. But the beat time- to visit a ruin' Is by moonlight. The Coliseum Is far more fascinating to the traveler after sundown than before. You may stand by daylight amid the monastic ruins of Melrose Abbey, and etudy shafted oriel, and resetted stone ria£ mullion, but they throw their^ Strongest witchery by moonlight.^ Some of you remember -what the enchanter of Scotland said'in the "Lay of the Last Minstrel:" . ' ;' ' .Wouldst thou view falrJMolroso aright, Go visit it by the pale moonlight. Washington Irving i describes the Andaluslan moonlight upon the Alhambra ruins as amounting to an. enchantment My text* presents jrptt^ Jerusalem In rulnu^ iThe4Qwer down. The gates ."down./;-The.";walls down. Everything down. Nehemiahon horeb- trnck, by moonlight looking upon the ruins. While ae,.rides,-there are some friends on foo^ going t with him, for" they do not wantjitie. many horses to disturb the- BUBnicLonfl of the people.'. These people do.notinaw the secret of Nehemlah's heart, ; but they are going aa a sort', of body-guard, I bear the clicking .hoofs of the -horse.on which and .that, Into this gate and out of 'that, winding through that gate amid the debris of once great i Jerusalem. Now the horse -comes to dead halt at the tumbled masonry where he cannot pass. Now be shies off at the charred timbers.;-Now he comes along where the water under the moonlight flashes from the mouth of the brazen dragon after which the gate ;wa3, named. Heavy-hearted Nehemiah! Riding in • and out, now by his old home desolated, now by the defaced Temple, now amid, the scars of the city that' had gone down, under battering-ram and -conflagration. The escorting party knows not what Nehemiah means. Is he getting crazy? • Have his own personal, Borrows, added to the sorrows of •the nation^unbalanced his intellect? Still the midnight exploration goes on. Nehemiah on horse-back ridea .through the fish gate, by the. tower of the 'tnrnaces,. by..: the king's 'pool,,by the ,until the toldnlght fide is completed, and" Nohemlah dismounts from his horse, and to the amazed and confounded and incredulous body-guard, • when he says: "Come now, .let us build Jerusalem." "What, Nehemiah, have you any, money?" "No." "Have :you any kingly authority?" "No." "Have you any eloquence?" "No." Yet that midnight, moonlight ride of Nebemiah tSsulted in the glorious rebuilding of tfie city of Jerusalem. The people knew not how the thing was to be done, but with great enthusiasm they cried out: "Let us rise up now and build the city." Some people laughed'and said it could not be done. Some people were infuri- ' ate and offered physical violence, say- ing the thins should hot be done. But the workmen went right :on> standing •HOD. the wall, trowel in one hand, isword Ifi the other, until'the-work was glorlr " ously completed. 'At that very time In Greece, Xenophon was writing a history, and Plato was making philosophy, and Demosthenes was rattling his rhetorical thunder; but all'of them to. gether did not do BO much for the world ' ad 'this midnight, moonlight ride ot praying, courageous, homesick, close- moutJded Nehemiah.' Aly subject-first'impresses me with the Idea what an intense thing Is church affection.:, Seize the bridle of that horge and stop Nehemiah. Why' are you risking your life her* In the night? Your horse will stumble over these ruins and fall on you. Stop this useless exposure Of your life. No; Nehemiah wlU not stop. He at last tells us the. whole story. He lets •wA./liiow be was an exile'in a far dijstea$ laad; he waa a servant, a .cup-bearer In the palace of Artaxerses I^gtia^u-iB, and one day, while !^ Jffttr'&antfuig the cup o£ wine to the jpisf, the 'Ww s&fd'to htm, "What IB the fatter with you? You I kjww you must have "Wlnit is th& mat- .flMwIw-toid the king Jerusalem was tor, that his father's •' ^des^cratedniow'that been dishonored and thai the walls were scat- end broken. "Well," says King Jbtsserxea, "what do you want?" "Well,*' said the cup-bearer Nehemiah, "I want to. go borne, I want to fix up the grave of my father. 1 want to restore tho beauty of the Temple. I want ta rebuild tlie masonry .of tbe city wall. ',1, wast passports so that J shall ^Ifldgi'S^ }$• niy Journey. And t&$t/" 'spfyfy will find In tbe 3¥8,ftl/.fcSi order on the man youj fewest for jwat so much ; easy need for the rebuilding eity." "How long «foaH you be tae king, 'i*he time of ab- L» arranged, la bot nmrfe tWs «iB«s to Jemsa- wd to my t£xt sye 8aa Mai oa are not some great ter mot of (»Q<1. OUT J^t'f^al^n. which J»«t s« raiKh a<? Nebetniah loved his Jerusalem. The fact Is that you lovo the Church of Gofl BO much tbRt there is no spot on earth so sacred, unless it be your own fireside. The church has been to you so much comfort and illumination that there is nothing that makes you so Irate as to have It talked against If there have been times when you have been carried Into captivity by sickness, you longed for the Church; our holy Jerusalem, Just as touch as Nehemiah longed for his Jerusalem, and the first day you came out you came to the bouse of tbe Lord. When the Temple was In ruins, like Nebemiah, you walked around and looked at it, and in the moonlight you stood listening If you could not hear the voice of the dead organ^ the psalm of the expired Sabbaths. What Jerusalem was to .Nehemiah, the Church ot God Is to you. Sceptics and Infldels may scoff at the Church as an obsolete affair, as a relic of the dark ages, as a convention of goody-goody people, but all the Impression they have ever made on" your inlnd against'the Church of God Is absolutely nothing. You would make more sacrifices for It to-day than any other Institution, and if it were needful you would die- in Its defence. You can take the words of the kingly poet as he said: "If I forgot thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning." You understand in your own experience the pathos, the home-sickness, the courage, the holy enthusiasm of Nehemiah in his midnight moonlight ride around the ruins ot his beloved Jerusalem. ,**'". Again. My subject gives me a specimen of busy and triumphant sadness. If there was any man in, tbe world who had a right to mope and give up everything as lost, It was Nehemiah. You say, "He was a cup-bearer In the palace of Sbushan, and It Was a grand palaqo was two hundred feet square, and the roof hovered over thirtyrslx marble pillars, each pillar sixty feet high; and the intense blue of the sky, and the deep green of the forest foliage, and the white of the driven snow, all hung trembling in the upholstery. But, niy friends, you know very well that fine architecture will not put down home-sickness. ' Yet Nehemiah did pot give up. Then when you see him going among these desolated streets, and by these dismantled towers, and by the torn-up grave of;his father, you would suppose that he would have been disheartened,- and that he would have dismounted from his horse and gone to his room and said: "Woe Is me! My father's grave is torn up. The temple is, dishonored. The walls' are broken down. I have no money with which, to rebuild. "I wish I had never been'born. I wish I_3igar&_dead." Not so says Nehemiah. Although he had a grief BO Intense that it excited the commentary of his king, yet that penniless, expatriated Nehemiah rouses himself up to rebuild the sence. He tens away to Jerusalem. By night on horseback he rides through the ruins. He overcomes.the most ferocious Opposition. He arouses the piety and patriotism of the - people, and in less than, two months, namely, fifty-two •days, Jerusalem was rebuilt. That's what I call busy and triumphant ?ao>ness. ' • My friends, the whole temptation is with you when you have trouble, to do Just the opposite to the behavior of Nehemlaa,.and that is to give up. You say: "1 have lost my child and can never soule again." You say, "I have lost my property, and I never can repair my fortunes." You say, "I have fallen Into sin/and I never can start again for a new life." If Satan can make you form that resolution, and make you keep'it, he has ruined you. Trouble is not sent to crush you, but to arouse you, to animate you, to propel you. The blacksmith does not thrust the iron into the forge, and then blow away with the bellows, and then bring the hot Iron out on tbe anvil and beat with stroke after stroke to ruin the iron, but to prepare it for a better use, . Oh that the Lord God of Nehemiah would'rouse up all brokenhearted people tq rebuild, Whipped, 'betrayed, ship-wrecked, imprisoned, Paul went right on. Tbe Italian martyr AlgeriuB Bits in his dungeon writ- Ing a letter, and he dates it, "From the delectable orchard of the Leonine prison." That Js ' what I L call;Mum-' phant sadness, I knew a" mother who burled her babe on Friday and on Sabbath appeared in the bouse of God and eald: ''Give me a class; give me a Sabbath school class, I have no child now left me, and I would like, to have a class of little children. Give me real poor children. Give me a class off the back street." That, I say, is beautiful. That Is triumphant eadnesg.;At three o'clock every Sabbath afternoon, for years, in a beautiful parlor in B&ft- adelphia~?-a parlor pictured and Btet- uetted — there were from ten to twenty destitute children of tbe street. Those' destitute children receiy iiglous instruction, concluding cakes and sandwiches. How do I know that that was going on for sixteen years? I know it in this way. That was the first home in Philadelphia where I was called to comfort a great sorrow. They had u splendid boy, and he bad been drowned at Long Branch. The father and mother almost idolized the boy, and the aob and shriek o| that father and mother as they hung over the coffin, rewound in my eai's today, 'fliers .(sesBjed to b$ no use of praying, for -wlteo I kuelt down to the outcry i« t&» ioo*a But tiie i$af£&4 *ts£$ 8CH3W. Vhftf 414 tool lar- wonld ftnfl n rtifcmimr-nt with th'ft "Walter'' inf.crihf-tl upon it, and a Wreath of fresh flowers arotund the name. I think there was not an hour In twenty yctirs, winter or summer, when ther« was not a wreath of fresh flowers around Walters name. But the Christian mother who sent those flowers there, having no child left, Sabbath afternoons mothered ten or twenty of the lost ones of the street That Is beautiful. That Is what I call busy and triumphant sadness. Here Is a man who has lost bia property. He' does not go to bard drinking. He does not destroy his own life. He comes and says, "Harness me for Christian work. My money's gone. I have no treasures on earth. I want treasures In heaven. 1 have a voice and a heart to serve God." You, say that that man has failed. He has not failed—he has triumphed! Oh, I wish I could persuade all the people who, have any kind of trouble never to give up. I wish they would look at the midnight rider of the text, and that the four hoofs of that beast on-whlch Nehemiah rode might cut to pieces 'all your dlscoUragemeBtsV ~ ana hardships, and trials. Oive up! Who is going to gfve up, when on the bosom of God be can have all his troubles hushed? Give up! Never think of giving up. Are you borno down with poverty? A little child was, found holding her dead mother's hand in the darkness of a tenement house, and some one coming in,, the little girl looked up, while holding her dead mother's hand, and said, ''Oh, I do wish that God had made more light for poor folks." . My dear, God will be your light^ God will be your shelter, God will be your home. Are you borne down with tho bereavements of j life? Is tho house lonely now that the child is gone? Do not give up; Think of what the old sexton said when the minister asked him why he put so much care on the little graves, in the :rtery^Gtmuch^or8^are^banT3>a~ the larger graves, and the bid sexton said, "Sir, you know that 'of such Is the kingdom of heaven,' and I think tho Savior Is pleased when he sees so much white clover growing around these little graves."' But when tho minister pressed the old sexton for a more satisfactory answer, the old sexton said, "Sir, about these larger graves, I don't know who are the Lord's saints and who are not;- but you know, sir, It is clean.different with the bairns." Oh, if you have bad that keen, tender, Indescrlbablo sorrow that comes from the loss of a child, do not give up. The old sexton was-right. It is all well with the bairns. Or, if you have sinned, If you have sinned grievously—sinned until you have been cast out by the Church, sinned until you have been cast out by society, do not give up. Perhaps there may be In this house one that could truthfully utter the lamentation of another: Once I ; was pure as the snow but I . -fell— /;•••:." . .' .. ' -,• , ' Fell like a snowflake, from heaven to hell—' • -' ' • . .. . .., Fell, to . be trampled __ag_Jjiib, ln_tbo "~""" ~ ~~ ^~ Fell, to be scoffed at, , spit on beat; , Praying, cursing, wishing to die, Selling my soul to whoever would buy, Dealing in shame for a morsel of ' . bread, Hating the living and fearing the • dead. : V J ' . .. -• •Do not give 'up. One like unto the Son of God comes to you today, saying, "Go and sin no more;" -while he cries out to your "assailants, "Let him that is without. sin, cast the first stone at 'her." Oh! there Is no reason why anyone in' this house, by reason of any trouble or sin, should give , up. 'Are you a foreigner, and in a strange land? Nehemiah was^an exile. Are you'' penniless? Nehemiah was poor. Are you homesick?! Nehemiah was homesick. • Are you broken-hearted? Nehemiah was broken-hearted. But Just see him in the text, riding along the sacrileged grave of his father, amd by the dragon .well, and through the fish |»te, wid by the king's pool, In and put, In and out, the. moonlight falling on fie broken masonry, which throws a long 'shadow at which the bores shies, and at the earns time that moonlight kindling up the features of tfrlp snan'-tUI you see not only the jqatk of sad reminiscence, but the cour- &$$and hope, the enthusiasm of a man itfoo knows that Jerusalem will be re- builded. I pick you up today, out of your Bins and out of your sorrow, and I put you against the warm heart -of Christ. "The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms." ' ; , ' , . s JProved a Treswure, JFor some time Harry Brown of lola has 'been carrying in his pocket a trade cjtonar which some one passed upon h!ln. The l oCaer day heTdgsed It onto A counter, revealing the picture of a man. With infinite pains some one had made the dollar into a locket, and eo skillfully was.the work performed that when closed no sign of a hinge couid l ; e seen. - ••'••- - • A Good Christina. A goad Christian is one who has the spirit of Jesus in him, and manifest? that spirit in his. actions aad belief. Ho may believe this or that with regard to the origin and rank of the various parta of the Bible. So long as be takes the gold out of the mine and works it up into character, he is tho true disciple, of the book.—Rev. B. A. Hortoja. ' ' At lA*t, Jacfc—"Hurrah, Mamie! We e&u got stewtoi mow. Uulow, etwk is gaiyg up like Ugb^tngJ' M*Ki&— t 'Qk, Jaefef .WHAT 0-AOE SAIIi PROPHESiED IN 1891 THE PREDICAMENT OF OUR TREASURY DEPARTMENT, IN 1893. "Piret, Bft» Often Qnoted Add»*w of 1894— tih» portant M Outlining th« J*r«sent View* of the Secretary of th* TwawTOfy —In*. p6rtiuic« of Credit*—B«»l Money VetiWUi Promises to Pay—Mikke»hlft tcei»I»tion— Snmmary «f Defects of Owr Cnrrency Byntem. Tho new secretary of the troasnry, Lyman J. Gage, 'is not a novice either in the theory or practice of financial affairs. Long before most bankers and business men were greatly concerned about onr national finances he saw danger ahead and prophesied what would— and what did—happen, ttnlees certain changes wore mode in onr unscientific and nnsounft,financial system. On Feb. 19, 1891, Mr. Gage read a paper-beforo the Sunset dab inObicagp.- After-explaining how"Bilref~and"gold money had been evolved 4 ' by the free play of human choice, ending in consensus of action, and never by conventional agreements mado in advance," he discnssod onr own monetary conditions. Hepojnt- ed out how the United States, by accepting both metals and by allowing ita creditors to chooso either, kept together the two metals, whose values were diverging rapidly. To tho question,* Cannot the government continue this policy indefinitely and thns"forever preserve a higher value to the silver coin than its equivalent in silver bullion?" he replied that it could not "The proportion of silver payments to the government," he said, "will etoadily increase until the treasury department -will be obliged to either pay in silver or buy gold in exchange for it With free coinage of silver," hb added, "this result will be the sooner .reached." Nothing could be cisely •what happened. In the autumn of 1804 he took part in an elaborate discussion of the money question at tho Commercial club of Chicago. His address nt this mooting is often referred to and is no^v of much interest, since it contains what he says are still substantially his ideas in regard to currency roformi Wo quote bolpvc the greater part of this address: ;;,.'.',> .. ; ? ; "In opcoking upon the subject of our money system one must bo aware that iu whatever he may say ho will excite the hostile criticism and drnw.forth, bitter invective from some one or inoro of tho various factions who are seeking to establish on new and experimental foundations our much disturbed financial structure. .. •' . ; ' : ••.,' "Through our, heterogeneous system the public mind has seemingly lost the power to discriminate between real things and tho shadows or signs of things. It is necessary thai disguises be "There^ is, in truth, only one real money—viz, metallic coin. It maybe composed of gold or silver.* It might be' of something else, but it is not. Greenbacks, treasury notes and national bank notes aro-bnfc promisesHp^ayr-^In-tho 1 nature of things they can be nothing more. They pass, as money, perform the functions of money, often more conveniently than money itself. Because of this confusion comes, and /we arojled astray. Seeing .that tho greenback is uttered by the government; that it has, by tho legal tender quality imparted to it, the power to pay debts, and that it circulates with all the power of money, discrimination ceases—-we call it mpney—and the idea that government con create money* by its sanction 1 or flat becomes rooted in tbe mind. The distinctions just pointed out: are, however^fundamental distinctions. They should be taught in the schoola They are' simple, easy to be understood even by a child. • , " "We admit that on many occasions paper money, whether greenbacks, treasury notes or national bank notes, is more to be desired than gold. Yet more to be desired than either, as proved by f the daily conduct of men, is a credit; balance in a solvent bank. For, to secure this better form of good, people voluntarily give to tho banker these promises to pay—yea, ', even gold itself—for: a credit to an equal sum upon bis books. With an entry upon their passbook aa evidence of the transaction they'claim to have ' 'money in the bonk." Iu popular language, the claim is well enough, but, correctly speaking, it is positively nntrue. .They have parted With' their money, if money they bad. It belongs to the banker; it is no longer theirs. "The consideration they have receive'd is an agreement from the banker to meet their requisitions upon him from time to time. If the banker, is faithful to his obligations they have made no bad bargain, for all these things—greenbacks, treasury notes, national, bank notes and, to use the popular language, money in bank—are in their nature and essence one—viz, they are forms of credit. Thejr value, each .and all alike, lies iu the ability of the owner to convert them at last into the only real form of money now existent—metallic coin. And to push the question a little farther, tbe only value of the metallic coin lies, not iu the coin as a cow, but io\ the power of the metal the com contains toJexchaugo for other things. „-.. . "It should here be noted that while onr silver dollar is real money its power to exchange for other things is juore than doubled by another and artificial value imparted to it through the law, which gives it power oqual to the dollar in. gold to pay customs dues. Having an equal value iu this direction, the quantity. .beiujj luiiitecl, it has equal value in all directions, but the differeiws between the'metallic valuo of the silver dollar titid tbis arbitrary value lit-s in tho realm of credit. What I have m fer said Jioij ut tho foundation of tlio subject and mast |H> first understood, "W0 havo »ow current i» the United titi*ttt4 avdiJaW-j iti U»«poioh5**ewid tw4** 0f tioufi^^Hiit-ic^ umit J^M* £li& coin, silver coin "Next, 1 greenbacks, treasury hational bank notes ftnd ba»k cfioek". The last four to. be classified together as forms of etoclif;. •• . "Their te^pectivo legal relationship* to r«al money, however, are nofe alike. The national bank note and the bSnk check may both be satisfied by the tender of greenbacks or trcaenry notes, while the last two arc redeemed only in coin or iti payment of publio dneaf "In passing it may be well to note the relative use of thesetarion^ Bpacles in tho practical operations of commerce and trade. No better place to dgt«rmino this can be fotmd than the counter of a bank, and the following statement of the amount of each received by a bank in this city on a recent day will indicate their relative importance in that direction: . Gold ecrfM... .,...„; ...... ...,...,.......' $9,8ai BUvet coin. ......:. ....... .,..i,......i, 16,820 Oold certificates ....... .....r....t...».. 4,046 Silver certificates.. ..........i...,,..;, 68,129 Legal tender notes nnd greenbfucka. . . 82,172 Treasury notes... , ....... .,.....»....(. .K,«ea Notional .btmkjiQteH?.*, . . .... .....t.. ... ____ B4,2fl3_ Chocks, drafts, bills of exchange *5,K8,iM5 "Percentage of cash to total credits, 6 per cent; . ..." - • , "The lesson to be drawn 1 from these figures is this: ., , "Much tho larger part of all our com :i morciol exchanges are carried on by bank checks or other instruments of private credit. Thcso'instrnmcuts all relate to a certain form of money, in place of which theyfot the monieat stand. If uncertainty interveno as to, what this related thing—this money—is,,or ia .to be, distrust and bonfoslbrf enter Jin. Tho mighty agoncy of personal credit ^B shaken. Commercial exchanges fall off, trade languishes and industry declines. ,«•.'".,• L •• i '. •' • .'. •' » ..-._•. : • "Tho greenback wns issued to*-pay debte, not to acquire value, or, if value was received, such value was either consumed or converted ihto value not avail-' soldiers and government employees; it bought, powder and munitions of war. The existence of a greenback, is the evi- doiico of a debt uot paid. It is a lion ' i " '' '' " " ... .. ! .^atipiial: ; bonk note, , on the cbn^ trary, is the evidence. ol,.som6,jC5isting valuB,wbich lies somewhere as collateral f or ite^ redemptiou.^ •'? To .'tsansf or^oh values is tho only brdiBary and proper ocoasiou which calls for their issue. The tc$amQ in 'which they - wiljl ' .appear niarksthe rise in prices or an increasing qnahtity.of existing things. Like the bank check, they will be in active service when trade and commerce are active. Thus .they /enjoy the principle of elasticity, .Wholly lackiug; in any possible form of; direct government issue. The method * of their retirement is ( wholly different and subjects the trade and com- jnerco of > the' country .to lesa dangerous '''' ''' '' . . £ '^There is jao reaaon why the govern- meat should apt as •\varehdnseman for" either gold or silver. 8uoh a function is ontside'its proper limit of action. But we are faced by the condition, ;and it is the: bete noire of , tho treasury. The silver, reptesented by $888, 000,000 in silver certificates, added to the $150,000,000 purchased by the government under the Sherman act, constitutes a standing menace to every business inter- eat- . : -' .''••>• : '.';.- ,'.-.-. .••-•.•..:'.. ;• " Our whole monetary system ia the resultant of makeshift legislation and unscientific compromises. It is time that reform began". ' I do. not assume : to offer more final remediea In ray own opinion tho greenback's should be permanently retired. ,The silver purchased under* the Sherman aot should be gradually sold and « the_treasury_iiotes .redeemed/ and canceled. Some well guarded system of bank note circulation, broader and more elastic than the present national bank act provides, should be inaugurated, Such bank notes should bo redeemable at a central; place and be redeemable in gold only. "To sum np, the defects of our present currency system, are: "1 . A confusing heterogeneity which needs simplification. 2. The greenback controverts the principle of paper money — viz, that every note injected into the commercial system ... should represent aa existing commercial value. 8. The treasury note is a standing evidence of a foolish operation,, the creation of a debt for the purchase on a falling market of a commodity for which the purchaser bos no use— -it lies open to the just charge of being both idiotic and immoral. 4. The national bank note nearly conforms to the true principle of paper money, but the on- reasonable requirements for security paralyze its efficiency and operate to destroy, its elasticity. 5. The silver certificate" encourages the use of silver to a larger extent than consists with the safe preservation of that metal on a parity with gold. "Would a national commission help to promote reform? There is reason to hope that it would be of ; great service in that direction. Such a commission, if rightly selected, would throw a flood of light upon those involved questions. The information it might gather would be of immense value to all our people and would guide UH to wise legislation. "Emotion and sentiment are not safe guides iu matters of .science. A clear apprehension of true principles will lead to correct action. " • - ' .' Tom Wtttnou AvoepU tho Verdict. In a letter printed iu tho New York World of March 0 Thomas E. Watson, ex-candidate for vice president, eays: If there was auy clear meaning in the .verdict of last November, it was that there Klluuld be .no fyeo and unlimited coinage of silver nt tjw uld ratio of Ifl to 1. the gold btuUtJitrd, Tise Jwja pw»ple of toe ea»l. All Farm Homes Colony. An Illinois colony J* being to settle on Grairf, Fruit and f Arms in the famed Wiiamette Valley of Oregon. JFrnlt Orchard Tracts from fltrl* acres up. Grain and Dairy Farms, elzes to suit. « Lands gently rolling, sqll very rich. Timber and water abundant Winters BO mild grass '." and flowers bloom every month in the year. Within sixty miles of Portland, with 100,000 inhabitants, and tbe- '; on the Pacific Coast,. Join the Colony. 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