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I".E IGHITS OF WOMEN.
,hc right to dry the fiuling tear, SI right to .ecll the rising fe( r; ei right to Cmoothe the brow ot care, Swilper comlfort to dcsp:tir. Tye right to 1watch the parting breath, ', 9o)tl :and c(hecr the bed tf tdeit!h, If.he r`it hen earihly hopes all fail, 'to pOin to Ihat within the rall. The right the wanderer to reclaim, .n,1 win the lost frllm 11aths of shame; I'he right to cmllnort an to bless the Widow and the fatherless. 'The riht the little ones to guide, in simple faith, to Iim who died. With earnest love and gentle praise To ble-.c and cheer their youthful days. The right to live for those we love, The ri h( t:) die tihat love to prove: The ,icrht t brighlten earthily hoimes Witth 1,e,:a'ut ýntiles and gentle .one.;. Are theiC thy rights ? then use them well; Thi silcnt .: iince noine can tell. f !hec hie .ti 1 why ark faor 1mlore- 'thou lhst en logh to ,an swe f ir. SO WING. A wondei'ful thing is seed 'he o0e' tlhing det tiless foreverl The 0one thi:.g cha:ng'tless-utt rly true Forever old InId floever new, AH: tickle and trIithless never. 'lant ble.sinigs, and blessing will bloom; i'l:tut h:0!C, lnid hbate will grow; Yoi a..!t sow to da(v-tto-morrow will brinm 'The hlo,,srnn which proves what sort of thing tI the :eedl-tihe seed vyou sow. onin:u is ihi her Iliglhest position when r is graeiflg an heniti lying n home. The i ime enl ne'ver be truly a hoin e-appear:ing sce unless it does exhibit the touchles of it, lovinii woiman-ingers at every turn, is her world--:lnd she Iha it il her power render it a little paradise. Wealthi is not :ded tt :ecufompl)lishl this, either; it oftcener s a honme of these womanly touches. n?\'r :ahniied anyything that was not noetrical; I want evcrythling. p ropor td antd well balanced. 'This qultestion s been discuissed in a one-sided way so . Every lecture has been aimed at wo ,n, :s though shite was lilt only illoving w!ent in the iart, of htm11 e-making. Men ve been pe:rsilded that ihey have nothing do in this line. except enjoy the delight home-air after womlal has labored so to 'omplish it. To their credit it may t, said that they -wiliin" to toil unieasingly iat their Ibusi ss tO llilltail these homes. Wi hen this is ie, they seem to think they lhave dis arged their part thorounglly. No holie i tbe complete unless amliatility, aitection, , and peace, are exerciscd by every incim ,specially the father and mother. Thlie:r noeond to the "little ways" in which ea ther may contribute to a happy home. It kleso littla to make children happy at ale-and yet so many are mttde tilisera e, dliscontented and unhappy. rThe lattherr s be very weary--so is the mother-but Ir duties go on till the little one are locked sluilmber, maybe then only broken sleep r her, caused by a sick chil;d1 or a trouble me babe. The father can so easily give uselt up to his children for an hour after e evening meal. Ask questions about the udies of tie older ones ; drop words of en iiaeulerlt. Studies will be pursued with :Oter relish. 'Then take a romp with the ultier ones, listen attentively to their nl titlts of tihe ilay's doings. Oct acquainted ith your children, learn their habits, tastes id tileits. Were this done more, there onld he fewer failures in life. The pecu r bent of eacth child would be discovered, id it would be allowed to follow the line le Maker marked out, not forced into a reign ehaimnnel. Do not forget the weary other. There are so nmany ways to cheer er heart acid lighten her burdens ; retain a W of the lover-like attentions which were freely bestowed in the days of courtship. ave her steps, and anticipate her wants ; xhibit tendler, thoughtful care of her who o.ds the destiny of your children and of oiUixelr in her hands. If this were done Sfiatthers more, mothers would not wear it so l'.st, or so many children be left Otherless. A man who hasn't time to aid largely in aking home happy, has no right to have one. The close companionship of children will do much to ennoble and purify a man's 1 nature. So many men make home a place I in which to indulge in "moods," but on the I street, at their business places, or in com- I pany, display unruffled suavity and studied politeness. Money is a necessary article in homne-inmaehinery, but it is not all ; man must provide this-and also take upon his I sl,ounl(ers some, of the worry, seltf-saeriti(e and constant tend lerness and thoughtfulness 1 \vhiic( are needed to keep the wheels well Iubrica:ted. To make hoies v ha:t they should be, men l:land woimen mustil put then) sekles in them, and the very best part of them selves, at that.--Anna K. Letellier. ONE ILLUSION LESS. Theories almost without number have been invented to expllain why young ladies do not snore. Mr. Darwin thinks that no one snores unless he sleeps lying on his personal back, and that, inasmuch as girls aways sleep coiled up after the custom of cats, they could not snore, even if they were willing to (de:Scnd to scnl a depth of baseness. This explanation is perfectly worthless. Mr. I.)arwin's assertion as to the position in which girls sleep is a mere assumption. IHe has no evidenc('e to sup port this assumption, and in tre nature of things it is impossiblC that he should have any, and lie ought to be ashamed of him sell. Mr. Ilxley pretends that the proxi mate cause of snoring is a relaxation of the muscles of the face. '''lThe tightness With which the female b:ack hair is twisted prior to sleeping"-ren)arks this bold but too speculative na turalist-- prevents the relax ation of the muscles of the scalp and face, anld hence renders snoring imnpracticable. This is a beautiful provision of Nature, and shows that the back .hair is not merely ian orrnament, but, like every other work of Nature, serves a high and holy puirpose." It the Rev. ,Joseph Cook had re.,d these re marks, with what joy would he have pro cee(led to tear Prof. Huxley's argument to tatters! To say that girls do not snore be enu e their hack hair is tiohlhtly twisted is to ig'nore the fact that the back hair is always detached and hung on the back of a chair whenever its ovwner prepares for sleep. I low, then, can it exercise any possible in fluence upon ii1snorimg? Like Mr. Darwin, Prof. Huxley is a very able manl so long as he contines himself to extinct animals, but when he undertakes to discuss girls he falls into abysses of error. Apparently, he is perfectly unaware that back hair is det:ah able. "Get thee to a uunnery," Prof. Ilux lIey, and learn the true nature of back hair before huilding theories upon no better ba sis than your own ignorance. MARRY FOR LOVE. Grace Jones asks advice oincernilng1 the marriage of one of her young friends. and if sincere advice can do her friend liay good. she shall have it. Shall the accidents ot birth and fortune he allowed to sever two hearts that beat in unison, and render two lives desolate? Marriage, I am aware, is a grave step; but when true love and a life long happiness is in the balance against foolish pride and worldly ambition, which should triumph? It matter not how poor the youth may be in this world's goods, it lie have good morals, industry and integ rity, and the stamp of manhood on his brow, the love he wins from a pure-hearted, trust ing maiden will but nerve his arm to strike harder to gain that which he may enjoy when old age comes upon him after a lifet of toil. What more touching picture is there than to see aged parents surroundedi by their offspring, who look up to them uand call them blessed? Do we think then what their circumstances were when they joined hands to tight life's battle? In this land ot free institutions we should not be trammeled by thoughts of worldly station, especially when our happiness is the question. This is the expression of honest conviction, and the young lady can heed it as she may best think.-Agnes Auglaize, in Journal of Agriculture. INTREPIDITY OF KEAN. Of Kean's early skill as a fencer one anec dote mtlust be recorded, as marking not only his quickness of eye and dexterity of hand, but also his calmness, intrepidity and self command. He was one day. when quite a stripling, opposed in the academy to a man who was celebrated for the rapidity of his passes and the certainty of his hits. Kean, i however, baffled all his attempts to evade or beat down his guard ; but, on the contrary, I had the mastery in several passes, which so enraged his opponent, that, in a sudden par oxysm of wrath, he struck his foil on the I ground, so as to break off the button, de- 1 termnined by a desperate assualt, to inflict 1 vengceance on his conqueror. Kean per ceived the movement and at once saw his danger, but withi perfect composure he awaite((l the attack, and, disarming his as sailant, he caught the foil as it sprung from his hand. Then presenting it to his treach erous'( atagonist, "Unmabated" as it was, he bade hlin keep his own secret," and, turn ing on his heel, left the academy. This cir cuunstance he never mentioned for years af terw'ards, when the death of his oppponent, whose name he even th'un concealed, re mioved all scruple as to the fact itself. MABRRIAGE. Marriage is to a woman at once the hap piest and saddest event of her life ; it is the promise of future bliss, raised on the death ot presient enjoyment. She quits her home, her parents, her companions, her amuse mnents-everything on which she has hither to depended for comtort, for affection, for kiindnesS, and for pleasure. The parents by whose aldvice she has been guided-the sis ter to whom shle has dared to impart the very eunbry.o thought and feeling-the brother, who has played with her, by turns, the counselor and the counseled, and the younger children to whom she has hitherto been the mother and playmate-all are to be torsaken at one fell stroke-every former tie is loosened-the spring of every ;ction is changed ; and she flies with joy in the untrodden paths before her, buoyed up by the contidence of requited love, she bids a fond and grateful adieu to the lite that is l)ast, and turns with excited hopes and joy ous anticipations to the halppiness to come. Then woe to the man who can blight such fair hopes-who can treacherously lure such a heart from its peaceful enjoyments and watchful protection of home-who can, coward like, break the illusions which have won her, and destroy the contidence which love had inspired. Woe to him who has too early withdrawn the tender plant from the props and stays of moral discipline, in which she has been nurtured, and yet makes no effort to supply their places; for on him is the responsibili ty of her errors-on him who first taught her, by his example, to grow careless of her duty, and then exposed her, with a weak ened spirit and unsatisfied heart, to the wild storms:: and wily temptations of a sinful world. --- --- .. . .. .. A RED NOSE. This is one of the shrubs that in a meas ure reverses nature. It blossoms in greater perfection in crowded cities than in the green fields where Nature usually sets her blootming shrubs. It cannot be classed as a modest flower, for it wears its blushinghon ors as an engine does its head-light-in its conspiOcuous fore-front. The red nose is a tearful thing to wear. It challenges the admiration of every passer by-warning him as a si'nal of danger to keep off the rocks of deep potations. In order to color a meerschaum pipe it should be smoked not less than six tunes a day. To accomplish the same result with the average humnan nose the aspirant for this honor should imbibe not less than double this number of mixed drinks, halt the number of nickle-shooters or the like number of three-masted schooners of beer per diem. We like to be pgecise about this as it is only by strict compliance with in structions that a perfected, even color can be ;ccomplished. The red nose is a sign of courage. It must be a brave man who can see this sig nal of distress growing redder and redder day by day, and still with trembling hand apply the coloring matter; and then some of these red noses seem to burn and glow, creating a hot atmosphere about them that scorches the eyes, giving them an inflam ed, watery look as though the heat was too - much for them. We like to see a large red nose set off with a white collar and white cravat, it brings the colors out in bold relief--the con i trasts are so tfine. SIn the old countries, especially in En gland, among high livers there are some red noses of rare proportions, usually with a sponge appearance, and fully as large as a man's fist. These rare specimens have re quired several generations of lineal descend ants to perfect them, the peculiarity being handed down from father to son along with the necessary convivial habits, until perfec tion was reached. We always feel sorry for the virtuous man who has never enjoyed the Old Crow that "asccndeth me into the brain and form eth beautiful and delectable tho'ts" and yet miust carry on his face the brand of Cain-a sign of fellowship with the wicked, and a source of suspicious mortification to those who are anxious that all signs should faill ..... .____ . ----. A CHURCH INCIDENT. An amusing incident occurred recently at a church in Connecticut. The clergyman desired to call the attention of the congrega tion to the fact that it being the last Sunday in the month, he would administer the rite of baptism to children, Previous to having enatered the pulpit he had received from one of the elders, who, by the way, was quite deaf, 'a notice to the effect that, as the chil dren would be present that afternoon, and lie had the new Sunday school books ready for distribution, lie would have them ready to sell to all who desired them. After the service the clergyman began the notice of the baptismal service thus: "All those having children and desiring to have them baptised will bring them this afternoon:" At this point the deaf elder, hearing the name of children supposing it was some thing in reference to his books, rising, said: "And all those having none and desiring them will be supplied by me for the sum of twenty-five cents each." "I KNOW I am a perfect bear in my:man ners," said a young fartnee to his sweet heart.-"No, indeed, you are not John; you have never huggoed me yet, you are more sheep than bear." " I apologize for saying you could not open your mouth without putting your foot in it," said the editor, steadily regarding the horsewhip she held over his head. " I sol emnly assure you that when 1 said it I had no idea of the size of your loot." A BACHELOR permitted himself to be in veigled into Boston's baby show, and it was nearly the death of him. lie stopped to gaze at a sweet cherub of a hundred and fifty pounds, with ears like full grown cab bage leaves, a mouth of much amplitude4 and lungs of more than Keeiy motor power. While wondering whether the infant would develop into a President of the United States or disgrace his doting parents by joining a base ball club, the youngster opened its entire face back to the ears. and set up a yell. And such a yell I Before the bachelor could hurry away, the mother caught her infant in her arms, and crooned: "What's the matter with mamma's precious petty-wetty ? Did the nasty-pasty, ugly pluirly man frighten mammy-wammy's darling baby-waby ?" The bachelor fainted dead away, and was not restored to con scionsness for two hours. GOLDEN SHEAVES. Life hath still enough of sadness, Let me have my hour of gladness; Do not tell me it is madness Swelling from my heart. -He that lends an easy and credulous ear to calumny is either a man of very ill mor als or has no more sense and understanding thaimn a child. -True taste is forever growing, learning, reading, worshiping, laying its hands upon its mouth because it is astonished ; casting its shoes from off its feet because it finds all ground holy. -If we could make up our minds to accept the situation in which Providence has placed I us, and theit to do the best we can there,. without repining, we might yet evolve some lovely creation out of our broken days. --Unless a mian believes in something far - higher than himself, something infinitely tpurer and grander than he can ever be-un less lhe has an instinct of an order beyond f hip dreams, of laws beyond his comprehen t sion4 of L:eauty, and good, and justice, be - side which his own ideals are dark, he will f:ll in every loftier form of ambition, and ought to fail.