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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
niltl, tlmt there is a broad distinction bis
twccn tliu man ! one hlou and the man
ifiVi one idea. When we bave such men
mul not till then will wo have scientists to
Miiml '" our ''m'ds w'" Agassi, and
jlutesiiH-n to live in otu hearts with Sum-
It is not so much the good of the indl.
vlihml as)l the race that is to be eonsid
crutl not of the part but of the whole.
jViul what variety would there be in the
plnii of creation If all the parts were alike ;
if in the words of the Country l'arson, the
most that could be made in every direc
tion, was made of every one of us V In
short 11 every man was n perfect man?
Kxislcnco would be a burden by reason of
its monotony. Each man would only be
n minor in which his neighbor might see
himself reflected. The oiled would be
llmt of 11 song whose notes are indeed full
ami round but which unfortunately are all
of one pitch.
In every piece of mechanism, the parts
must tit. They themselves may not bo sym
metrical or smoothly turned, they may
even be rough and jagged, convex, con.
cave, cruciform, square, of any or all
shapes but they must be there and they
must fit into their places with the nicest
exactness. Then the completed whole is
Hie perlection of symmetry and beauty.
So in the grand mosaic of the race, each
huli idutil man is carved to lit his appoint
ed place by an eternal hand.
Km ma I j. Wii.mamj,
They claim It to be an evil, that it i . oilers a remedy for this evil. Hy frequent
entires three bushels of wheat to market ly calling its members to share in its so
one. Hut we are told in answer to this, Hal gatherings, It awakens in them now
(hut Hit low price of produce results not i thoughts and new hones: It breaks in no.
ii "in iiign ncigins nui iroiu a distant mar
ket and the violation of one of the fundn
mental laws of trade supply and demand.
While this may be true to a certain extent,
the actual existence of affairs proves that
this law is not beyond control, for sucoss.
ful operations are carried on in direct op.
position to it. To remedy this evil is one
of tin- objects at which It alms and to ac
r national legislation ; but, as all the main
thoroughfares traverse many states, It is
evident, to have a law of any .ollleacy, it
must be the work of Congress. Another
cause of complaint is the present tarlll,
"which was at lirst intended to place our
manufactures in a condition to compete
on equal terms with their foreign rivals,
on their weary, monotonous life ; It teaches
them that happiness Is one of the objects
of our existence; that relaxation and in
nocent amusements arc not only a source
lute necessity drove them as a last rosorl
to the only means from which they conic
expect relief. It lias compelled them to
think. In these endeavors, the Orango
has rendered incalculable service. It has
furnished material for thought. It has
guided their exertions into proper chau.
nels. It has scattered throuirhoul the
n them some of those finer thoughts and
more ennobling feelings which have so
long been lying dormant, and which can
only be called forth by freely mincllinr
eompiisn u, various plans are proposed, I with our fellow-men. Like the pebbles on
tne most loasible ol which seems to be to
fix, by law, maximum rates, either by state
of pleasure, but also a duty; it awakens 'land vast quantities of reliable and valua
ble information Their regular meetings,
where subjects are discussed and articles
road on topics that concern them all, none
can attend without gathering some now
ideas and awakening a desire for further
the seashore, by coming in contact with knowledge. Their system of cooperation,
each other, some of the roughness dlsap- upon which I would dwell but time for
pears and they become more polished and bids, has taught them much concerning
symmetrical. Another feature that will
insure success to the Grange as a social
order is the admission of woman to mem
hership. If the condition of the farmers
has lowered them In the social scale, what
the methods of business. Ten years ago
It would have been a novelty to have heard
a farmer address his fellow-laborers.
While all other occupations and profess
ions had their organizations and each felt
itself capable of furnishing the abll.
has been the fate of their wives and
daughters? Woman Is much more do- ,lty for own its edification and amuse.
and under this protection manufactures pendent upon society than man. Mount- ment, tho poor farmer was considered an
flourished. Hut with Its growth its de- ony affects hor quicker and more power- 'exception. To be sure there were agricul
mands iuei eased. Protection extended to j ry( ,ui jf( when opportunity presents, tural societies and clubs, hut they were
article after article, until at the present j .s,(. scorns to carry her mirth to excess it ia controlled by professional men, by politi
day the lisi of protected articles makes up i,ut the assertion of one of the laws of our ! clans, by, In fact, almost any class except
a large volume. Not only was the extent J being. Like the pent tip waters of a ' the farmers. When at agricultural fairs
of protection enlarged, but the degree was mighty river, if once the obstruction is ' the tillers of the soil were to be Instructed
also increased, until at length the taritl'j passed, it rushes on witli tenfold velocity. ' as to the best methods of stock-breeding,
which -vns meant to be merely protective Again the benefits that result from this, of the effects of rotation of crops, tho
and fostering as regards our own produc pms0 0f tlio order, and which should , proper time for seeding and planting,
tions, has become prohibitory as regards commend it to every lover of his country, concerning tree growing, fruit culture, and
importation from other countries." This . js j(s influence in overcoming and remov- kindred topics, the speaker wasalmost in-
.leloliianEntorliiiumont..lunc2:i. 1875.' is tin evil from which the entire country , i,ljr rtu sectional prejudices that exist be-'variably chosen from the bar, from the
I is sulforiiig. Uy its effects a small num- wcun . north and the south. An In-1 medical or literary professions, the mod-
Tlir Patrons of Husbandry. ' her of capitalists are enriching themselves 8lum!C Mf t liis was the last session of tho oMy of whoso members seldom compelled
- at the oo-t of the whole people. The ex- ( mit()ni Orange at Charleston, S. ('., at them to decline an invitation. As might.
I have chosen for my subject, this even-. Ccss of tho tarill has entirely destroyed wbj(!h representatives were picscnl from ' buvo been expected, their discourses were
ing, an order which, in its rapid growth ( competition, the safegaurd of the buyer, ' tliirty-slx states and territories. There, of great value to the farmer. From lie
and wonderful development of strength,' mul Hie whole supply of manufactured members from the Plymouth land, from cossily they avoided all practical questions
has not a parallel in the history of thV goods is in the hands of an unscrupulous ' n,,, nm.f stirring middle stales, from the and devoted their energies to painting in
world. The Patrons of Husbandry wasj,id grinding monopoly, that luw denied j mm) pVairiesof the north and west, from glowing terms the independence of the
organized in IHliT, nnd has experienced a jtb power, not by a close adherence to the t tj,0 I'deilU' slope with its fruit and gold, farmer's life. "They told them they weio
sinies-, so marvelous, that to-day it boasts laws of trade, but by a systematic effort to I in,,(( n friendly council, their brothers the most intelligent, moral, healthy, indus
a membership of near a million and a ' overcome these laws. Neither is so high from the south, in the midst of what, a trious class in the land." They bocamo
half The study of mic.1i an institution,1 a inrifl beneficial to the government as a ' siU)rt time since, was the scene of war and grandly eloquent over' the honest yeoman
maile up from a class which, liorotoloroi ' matter of revenue; for on many articles it( confusion. Met with them to consult and i'.V' 'the sinews of the laud," the bulwarks
has had but little voice in the affairs of ms en'irely checked importation, henco devise plans for the welfare of their com- .of our nation's liberties," the coarse blouse
Kovcrnmcnt, and which, in an age of goner- no revenue is received. Tho interest of mon country, and contrive means for the f homespun which covered the true and
al enlightenment, was tho last to perceive die government, the protection of the t elevation of that profession which stands honest heart.' Hut, alas! tho farmer has
the Importance ol culture and refinement people, the destruction of those crushing at tho head of our industries. This meet- been convinced, by sad experience, that
nui not but be of interest to every Ameri- combinations, demand that the tariff be so! ,,, js wortlv f)f note as being the first the counterpart of all this can not be found
inn iilizen. An institution that in a few ( adjusted, ns to allow competition on arti : gathering of a national character in this in real life. That there is something in
-hurl jcars has acquired the power to shape ' ciC-s S(, necessary for use. These, among historic city, since those bettor days a dec life worth living for, besides everlasting
legislation; to remould political parlies; J other objects, the Orange must secure ado and a half ago, when her voice had hard work. That 'the glory of the sweut
to determine the course of political asp!- through political action. We will next s great an influence in our national ing brow' has been woefully exaggerated,
runts to attack and malnlaii a vigorous consider the social aspiot of the order. councils. Tlie Orange has taken ndvnnc- '"That toil in itself is not necessarily glo
warfare against the strongest powers of To appreciate the blessings which this ed steps towards establishing those friend, rioiis." That hardened handsaud softened
feature of the Orange has bestowed upon ly and amicable relations between all brains are not the noblest work of Ood.
the agriculturist, we have only to observe parts of the land which the interest and, "That to dwarf the immortal mind is not
the condition of the average western ' safely of all so strongly demand. Let us ' honorable." But above all, and beyond
farmer. He Is situated a considerable (lis-' now examine the educational feature of mil, they have boon convinced, that If they
It is our purpose to examine briefly the
lii-tory of this organization: the causes
Unit led to its foundation; the principles
upon which it is based; and the objects at tance from any center of trade, he has but the order.
would exert an inlluonee in proportion to
"huh it aims. In order to present this unv neighbors, and these ho seldom moots ' i.iuuaiion and that alone, is capable of their numbers, they must rely upon their
tin more clearly, we will consider it under; ii,. rarely passes the boundaries of his jVm.r the farmers from tho condition, lit- own ability upon llieir own energy. I lie
lluie lu-ads: as a political organization ;' farm, except mi occasional visit to the tb. above serfdom, which they have held success already achieved is highly encour
iis a M.elal institution; and as an educa-j neighboring village on business, or to at s() j( For more than a century they aging, and no one can doubt but that they
Ho.ii.l promoter. tend religious worship on tne naniiiiiu. htrovo to nrovo that, in the ureal battle of wllinnauy siieeeeii; ioi
First, as a political organization. Par-J omin t.jr ccnliniiod seclusion, they lose ,j,.,t mnH.o was superior to mind. While
tie-are forinei' to establish a principle or; all interest in the affairs of the world men. women and children were working
remove an evil As tho Hepublicnn parly .around them. In many homes, not a ( bxUTn hours a day, each generation wit
iii.le-iroy slavery; the Prohibition parly newspaper is taken, and scarcely a uook is IR,ri90d them worsted in the conflict, but
I" ii move intemperance Has this newj'n, bo seen. The effect of this is human ' s(jj (UOy persevered. When they were
iiri any principles tj establish, or evils beings with little souls, dwarfed minds, ,,(l ,() pn)dUC(. but one hundred bushels
I" i radicate? In answering these qucs. n,i repulsive appearance. It has driven r wieat they lived in the hope that new
lions, we will necessarily give the causes youths of ability and energy to seek more UVoiit!oiia mul Improved machinery would
Unit led to its foundation. There is no inviting Holds of labor, and only the j pj(C0 (lum j iappi0r circumstances.
new principle for which it contends, all dross has remained, sinking the credit of j 1Ju wlon mnv inventions appeared and
its demands being based upon principles t,c occupation yol lower and lower. To mj.OV()d machinery enabled tho same la-
already established. Hut there are evils it be sure there are fnrmors with broader J l0l. t() produce one thousand bushels they
would remove. The most important of views and more liberal ideas, but as i fond that their hopes wero vain, that they
which are, first: The exorbitant rates rllU;! Alwo-
charged for transp'Ttaf ion. ot roared upon the num. uiu uiauo,
'I'lii' world (.'Of round mid round.
And tlio sreiilul HiMinnns run:
Kr the tiutli ennui" iiiM'unnoM.
And ovur IkJiihIU'h done."
A. W. Fiki.d.
Palladia!) Entertainment, . I line 31, IS75.
W. II. Ii. Lewis has gone to Uhlcigo.
Lawrence Hruner has just finished
mounting about eleven hundred untomo
logio.nl specimens for the University Cab
inet. At tho late meeting of the Hoard of Ed
ucation of tho State Normal School, Prof.
Thompson was elected principal.
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