rst French settlers on the coast, and a few years later they founded a city known throughout the world, and named after their own beloved town of Orleans.
Fifty years later a wave of English settlement came rolling up above the crest of the Alleghanies, and began to flow into the country of the Belle Riviere, the Ohio River, still beautiful where factories, mines, and coal-dust permit.
Pioneer, surveyor, commander, and popular leader, came the young George Washington across the water-shedors in the West or a locomotive whistle shrieked; for the accumulations have all come from the face of the land and the depths of the earth beneath.
The first gift of the Almighty to this favored land was its soil—the rich lower slopes of the Alleghanies, the great timbered regions of the eastern and southern valley, and the inestimable prairie soil of the broad Western States.
Nowhere in the world is there a better watered land; little streams everywhere abound and there is a copious rainf