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EDITOR :
W. B. CHRISLER, A. M., AND T. W. FIELDS.

WALTER S. SMITH, Corresponding Editor.

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$1.00 per Year; 50 Cents for Six Months; 25 Cents for Three Months.
Published Monthly. Terms in Advance. Clubs of Seven,

$6.00; of Twelve, $9.00

John V. Smith, Printer, Bedlord, Indiana.

MCGUFFEY'S REVISED READERS

ADOPTED BY UNANIMOUS VOTE.

At a regular meeting of the Board of Education, at Connersville, Indiana, June 18, 1880, on motion, it was unanimously resolved that the Board adopt for use in the Conners ville Public Schools, McGuffey's Revised Rraders, and the Board hereby accepts the proposition of Messi's. Van Arntwerp, Bragg & Co., Cincinnati, for furnishing said books for first introduction.

J. W. ROSS, President. M. L. NICHOLS, Secretary.

MOGUFFEY'S REVISED READERS

ADOPTED FOR

Terre Haute,
Valpariaso,

Fort Wayne,
North Manchester, Roanoke,

Garrelt,
Antioch,
Markle,

Warren,
Mt. Etna,
LaGro,

Portland,
Huntington County, Wabash County, Roan,
Brookston,
Reyuolds,

Gooillaud,
Bunker Hill,
Lincoln,

Xenia,
Amboy,
Rochester,

Gilead,
Bremen,
Argos,

Bourbon,
Perrysville,
Dana,

Rensselaer,
Eminence,
Monrovia,

Lebanon,
Dublin,
Raysville,

Mooresville,
Brooklyn,
Paragon,

Martinsville,
Portland,
Centerton,

Bloomfield,
Worthington, Nashville,

Georgetown, Brown County, Morgan County, Marshal County,

And many other cities and towns.

ALSO FOR

Cincinnati,

New York City, San Francisco,

Sacramento, Columbus, O.,

Portsmouth, O., Topeka,

Burlington, Iowa, New Bedford, Mass., Chattanooga,

Brooklyn, N. Y.,
Sandusky,
Zanesville,
Joliet,
Carbondale, III.

McGufey's Revised Readers are the best, cheapest, and most attractive reading books ever published.

VAN ANTWERP, BRAGG & CO., PUBLISHERS. CINCINNATI, O.

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GRADATION-ITS STRUGGLE-ITS TRIUMPH. "The mills of the gods grind slow but exceedingly fine," is an aphorism that applies to all true progress in human society. A falsehood will get balf around the world before ruth fairly started. But falsehood tires, truth never, so that in the outcome truth wins the prize. Revolutions for the truth never go backward. They may be checked by determined opposition, but like the waters of a river dammed up by accumulated drift or ice, they rise bigher and higher, until, in mighty force, the drift or ice is carried impetuously down with the irresistible current. Truth prepares for its march along the ages. It gains its victories at the right time, for it means to hold the fort.

All this is fairly illustrated in the onward progress to a higher and a better education for our children. Slow has been the steps of this progress, but sure. Struggle and opposition has marked every step. The bale and bloody feet of our revolutionary sires at Valley Forge did noi more surely mark their heroic suffering than those of the army of progress in education mark the painful struggle against ignorance and dull stupidity. It was a terrible struggle to get the establishment by law of a system of common school education based upon taxing the property of the citizen for its support. The very persons for whom, of all others, the benefit would be the greatest were the chief ones to oppose; but the truth got the victory, and now systems of general education are established in all the States of the Union. The prospect is that they will never be disturbed. No vandal band will be allowed to pull these systems down. The next struggle is one for a national system of education. This struggle has just begun. It will be, perhaps, a long and stubbornly fought battle; but we believe that the

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