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Rocky Mountain husbandman. [volume] (Diamond City, Mont.) 1875-1943, August 15, 1878, Image 5

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,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 ├Żntiles 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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
..... .____ . ----.
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
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.
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.

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