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r Bl I I II ' rfWrfii. - '..' 1 I --I'M I ' ' ' j f - I,,, -I' 'i"--' ' -II - I!' 'H..I.H $tMri folate &c g" " ' . ' . - . , .... . . , .. . . . "LET AZjIi THE ENDS THOU AIMEST AT DH TEnr OOUWTIIY'S, OOS'S AMD TRUTH'S." ' ' -..J.;,. rL'; -ll-Ll ' n: : : -- . . . . ' . -- - BICIIIHDSO KNOX. Proprietor.. . OKOLONA, MISS., MARCH 11, 1858. VOL. TI.-NO. ao. n tu'- THE PRAIRIE NEWS, PUBLmO fjVERY THtRSOAlf MonNISO BY Urn - JU.'M AT f'JI PEJl AMM'Mi IN ADVANCE. iXi 0 ( A WIFE 1 THE MAIN TH1NM. , Oh! I'm Por unlufky wight f ;, A,vjr there mi bmu ur,--. ) !' " Thi' nothing in niv Louhc tbut' rijjbt, 'Tin lonely and forlorn, sir. ' ' " fve cssh eimrnjh to pny it well, ' ' ' .' , To keep my Iioubh in onler, Hut ne'er cnn (jet a demit inual,; Tlimigh plentiful my, larder; , , 'Ti overdone or underdone, ''' " rerhups not done'at nil, sir ; No limn niid ever audi a lioimi i, ; , In all thin weary world, mr. . . ' My coat U at the elbow out, ' 1 'I ne'er can get it mended ; My shirt are sehoreh'd in ironing, ' i My vest to riljfcoiw rended. My utoekiiiK down auto the ground, 'I ne'er can keep a gm ter; 1 And if they e'er get wanhed at all V It' sure in dirty water. : There'nothingdonetlmtshouldbedoiie, . ,'....! And If it ' done at all, Bir, . j It better never had been done, , ' Thau done so very ill, sir. ''(Jo get a wife?' tho old inim n.iid i "Nor ait ye here, complaining Of wedlock never be afraid, - . A prudent wife's the main thing; clothes, She'll keep your house, she'll mend your 1 And chat and sing the while, sir; Aud when at eve you hasten home, She'll meet you with a smile, sir; . .. " ,' And all that's done frill be well done, ' And done without complaining; If e'er you'd have a pleasant home, " A wife u wife's the main thing." Jacob quickly took the wipe advice And woo'd a farmer's daughter,' . And never did he rue the day When home, a bride, he brought her. , Hi clothe are ahvay clean and neat, Hi house is like h palace ; -His cooking that a king might eat, t . ' ' And do it with a ro!ih. ; j J !'.'"'' And now he is a happy man, Hi; never goes comiilai.'iiog ; .; . . ' ' ' tV.l. 1 ft . 1 I .... J 1)111 W illi UJ"'UH Mil 'THE GOSSIPS OF B- 11Y ANNA E. 11AC0N. 'Lome with me, peiulo reuiler, to a iBleuuant town of which I 'iu ahout to tell vou, nud which, by tho by, is not sit 'Mated nioru than one hundred miles from the good city of liuffalo. It was a lovely day, that on which my !story opens, ana on wnicii tne f;ooii gos- :sips of I? met to talk over the affairs of their friends and neighbors in the ;pleasant parlor of Mrs. Tisdale. ! First came. Mrs. Cummimrs, a ladv fa 'B10U8 amoiiflf them, not only fur the length of her tongue, but celerity ' in detecting ''the short comings of her neighbors. In appearance she was of medium height, ' with short,' white curls and delightful ' blue eyes, which looked as if they were floating in buttermilk. Second on the list was her friend and confidant, Mrs. Tay lor, who had lived to tho age of thirty Hind years ; a maiden beauty, when she tseued " upon a sharp, wiry, red-headed man,' whom she married without judge or Jury, and who closely resembled the no ted Aminadab Sleek 'both in manners and person. ' v 1 ; ' tTheso two, together with the hostess, i lisping lady with ' more means than Israins, were freely discussing tho com Ings !n and goings out of a certain Mrs. Cole, when that lady made her appear bcc,s closely followed by Madame .Shtit tleVorth, commonly denominated tho "express messenger of the train." ' Why, hwthryoil" do,- Mrs. Cole?" lisped Mrs. Tisdalo ; " it is so late I was afraid you were not ' coming.- Good af lernoon, Mrs. Shuttleworth ; come in tho other room and take off your things, I am so glad to see you !" , !- With such like compliments she usher d the fat lady and the lean one from the -"parlor to the dressing-room, and from thence back to the parlor again, where Jill commenced to talk at once, until the Confusion of Babel could not have been .heard among it.' Hate you seen Mrs. Landers lately t" risked the famous Mrs. Cummings, ad- dressing herself to Mrs. Taylor. , . " ' I saw her last week, and I thought I had never seen such a fright. You know that green flounced merino dress she has got? well, she had that on; und, With her short, dumpy figure, she looked more .'like a goose in baby'5 clothes ; than any thing elsij I can compare her to.' ' " ' X " I guess she looks as well in that as in anything," lisped forth Mrs.,Tsdale. For my part, I never saw her yet when :Bhe did not look like a " ' ; ; f " ;' " 'Here' the speaker was intcrupted by 'Ihe appearance of the lady in question, Ihabltea in that veritablp green flounced merino." : .'"'"!"' " ' ; :' ' , Why, good afternoon, Mrs. Landers.. How do you do J" were the exclamations that greeted her on every side, as she re turned their salutations, waddling about tho room as fast as it was possible for lier to do. Alter the customary greet ings were exchanged, and they were again seated, tho conversation turned, as if by mutual consent, upon a lady in tho neigh boi hood, by the name of Kevere. . As far as it was possible, for one to judge from their conversation, eho was a widow lady, possessed of sufficient means wherewith to maintain herself, and te siding with her friends in tho town of U Her husband had been deceas ed about two years, and rumor said she was receiving the attention of another gentleman," with a view of again select nig a partner for life. How Air tho lat ter part of this story was true, time WiL develop!. - , " I cannot imagine what he sees in her to admire. 1 or my part I think Ins own wife far superior in point of fortune. l'oor thing ! they say she is almost crazy to think ho will act so." began the famous Mrs, Lunuuings. " And she pretends to deny that be vis its her, does she 1 or that she is on the slightest terms of intimacy with him V asked Mrs. lay lor. " () I no, not that exactly. 15ut When I told her what, 1 had heard, she laughed and said, W ho knows but it is so, Mrs lisdalc. I have said it was not; there arc so nianv who still believe it, that I am beginning to think there is some truth in it myself. " " Ihere, now, you can see that what told you was tho truth, aud she cannot deny it, answered Madame .Shuttle worth ; " and, now I think, -of it, as stood by the window, last night, I sawT a tail man pass our house and turn tli-at corner ; and I am sure it was him, for he had on dark clothes, and was just his height exactly. ' 1 wonder if she thinks that because she is Mrs. Revere wd aro colnir to al ow a thing of that sort to co on right under our noses, and not say a word about it. Why, tho colored woman who wash 's for me said her cousin told her mother that he saw him come out of there one night at ten o'clock ; and even then he did not go home, but walked down to ward Mam street so fast that ho could not keep up with him, to sec where he went." " A judgment will fall upon both their lieafls, tar heavier than they Imagine,' lisped the pious Mrs. Tisdale. Having got thus far, she closed her lips and looked up at the ceiling, a piece of which had fallen off that morning, thereby rendering the aid of a Mason necessary, bha was calculating the probable cost thereof, and had just set tled the smallest amount for which it might be replaced, in her own mind, when she was recalled to her senses by a sud den starting up, and tho exclamation of, " 1 here she goes there she goes!" fol loweu ny a general running to tlie win dows to see tho said noted and notable Mrs. Revere. ' Let us look, also, and sec if in her ap- pearance, mere is any trace oi me cnar acter that has been ascribed to her. The lady in question was, we should judge, about twenty years of age, of mid dle height, with black eyes, dark, curlins: hair, rather pale, and advancing with a firm and Somewhat haughty tread. , As she passed, a close observer might have noticed that she cast the shgtest glance imaginable towards the windows; but not a turn of the head, or slightest, mo tion otherwise, betrayed she was aware of their presence. 8ho was habited in a dress of black silk, a black moire antique cloak and dark velvet hat, and a glance would suffice to show that she had con sulted her own taste and sense of propri ety in every article of apparel. A smile of the most supreme contempt lingered about her mouth ; and an impatient tap plug of the fingers against a bundle she carried in her hands, showed, as she re ceded from their view, that she had not been wholly unconscious of their impu dent staring and unlady-liko behavior. ileleu Kevere was tho eldest child of worthy and respected parents : and. since the decease of her husband, had returned to her former home, where she still con tinued to reside at the commencement of our story. The secret of the conversa tion with which we have regaled our read ers is this : Not far from the house where ivod tho parents of Mrs. Revere, there resided a lady of, not the most amiable disposition, whoso husband and the de ceased Mr. Beyere had been on terms of the greatest intimacy. ' In a word, Mrs. Elliot was jealous ; and, fancying Mrs. Revere a trifle more attractive than her self, she had tormented herself into the idea that said lady had been smitten with, and was about to depriva herof tho love and protection of her deadly belovcdus band. Bhe took good care, however! not to fceep this to herself, hut to the princi pal gossip vender of the town she went, and to her related her trials and troubles, Whereupon Mrs. Tisdale took it upon herself to inform Mr. Kevere Of her mam fold sins and wickedness; among them the trials of said jealous lady, roso up be fore her like an accusing angel, with turn-un nose and red hair. Mrs. Revere was not one to enter into the details of her business with a pcrsoa of 3Irs. Tis dale's locomotive powers of tongue; so she merely assured Mrs. Tisdalo that her suspicious were unfounded, and dismissed the subject and the bearer very much as she would have done a drink of warm waters .-..:.,,;':,,. Such a proceeding was rather annoy ing to a person of Mrs. Tisdale's consc quence. and she immediately made up her mind that Helen Kevere was no bet ter than she ought to be ) and, as she could not do otherwise, retired to inform the rest of the society of the result of her visit ; and it was this, together with the rumor that said Mr. Llliot had been seen to come and go from there, that formed the conversation of the gossips this after noon.- ' ' ' ' l'oor Helen ! well for thee that thou didst not hear as well as sec,, and did;)t not imagine that, at least, half thv il deeds had been brought to li'ght before the eyCs of that respectable society Rut wc must hasten to our friends, whom we have left behind, lest their tongues run away with their bodies, and we there by be deprived of our inspector genera privy councellors, and so forth. , " There ! did yon ever see more bold ness than that broke, forth Mrs. Tay lor, as the pastor of the church bowed to Mrs. Kevere, as they met and passed each other in front of the windows at which tho ladies wero enconsed. should not think Mr. Glenn would notice such a character, should you ?" "I don't know!" lisped Mrs. Tisdal in reply ; " I have never thought much of him j I think him wanting in rever nice, and resembUng a clergyman as lit tle as any man I ever knew. . (This lady had been turned out of the church . once for meddling too minutely wuii the minister s anairs.) "One cannot deny that," answered Mrs. Landers ; " but I wonder if that is the cloak Mr. Elliot cave Mrs. Revere, Mrs. Elliot says he gave her one, and I should nut wonder it that was it." " I warrant you," answered Mrs. Tis hue; "for I don't believe she, or her parents, could afford to dress in that style, Why; I don't begin to dress like her, and I am sure my husband can af ford it as well as hers or her parents ev er could." ' " Won't she feel cheap when she knows it is all over town about Mr. Elliot going there i" spoke up Mrs. Cole. . I guess she will," answered Madame Shuttleworth; "aud you really saw him go m and come out of there, did you Mrs. Tisdale!" ' Yes, indeed, and that is hot all ; for there is not a day but what she goes down street, and when she comes back she brings ever so many bundles with her, besides having a porter to bring the lar ger part of them. ' s t I wonder what it can be. ; I have not seen her wear anything new lately. Have you t ' .Nothing that I can think of ; but the girl who lives there says she is making up such lots of dresses, although she sel dom gets a sight of any "of them., I would really like to know what she is go ing to have, would not you 1" . t. " I would, indeed ; but I suppose she will come out mnnc feathers one of thoso days.", ..., - i-4f I should not wonder : I suppose she will show some of them at the dedication of the new church." " I suppose so ; but with all her finery guess it will be one while before she finds any one fool enough to marry her." I think so too; but, by the by, when s the new church to be opened t One month from to-day, is it not ?" 1 es, I believe so : I suppose there will be a great crowd ; there generally is, upon such occasions, although they say this church is calculated to accom modate between eight and nine hundred." Vlth gossippmgs of this sort the af ternoon sooi) wore away; and, presum ing that our readers, like ourselves, have seen sufficient of the "Gospel Scandal Society, ' we ; will postpone farther ac quaintance with them, until the opening of the now church and the dedication thereof. .. .'r v..a . . . .. . It was a fino sunny morning, jtist one month from the time when we haveintro duced ourselves to tho reader, when the bells of . the chappel pealed forth their first and welcome chime to call that man, wanting in reverenoe," and his benighted flock to worship in that newly erected house of God., j , t ,.-r., , ; , ; The pastor was, to all appearance, a man of talent and sincere Christian feel ing ; and an impartial gazer would have accused him of a want of veneration, as, with bowed head and prayerful heart, he passed up tlie aislo and ascended the steps of the pulpit. As had been predicted the church was crowded, and I feared, for a time, that it and its surroundings claimed the mqst at tention.' After a while, however, the solemn words of their minister riveted attention upon his discourse. Ho thank ed God they had been enabled to erect a house to His praise ; and with a feeling heart did he thank Him, the good Giver or an things. As 1 gazed upon him whose namo had lingered upon the lips of those unworthy women, I thanked God in my heart that he had been given to that congregation and that, with the blessing of Heaven, he might be a lamp to their eyes unto eternal salvation. But the last prayer was ended, and the last hymn sung, when the pastor reques ted them to be seated, while ho perform ed tho marriage ceremony. The doors opening upon the broad aisle were thrown open and the solemn strains of the fine organ floated through that high-arched building, filling it with grand and sub lime music, when slowly up tho middle aisle came Helen Revere, and by her side a tall, fine looking gentleman, upon whose arm she leaned. A plain dress of white moire antique enveloped her form ; one glossy white camelia rested amid the dark curls; not an omamcut relieved the plain richness of her dress, nor gave the wonder-struck spectators aught to com ment upon. With proud confidence she stood there and plighted her faith to that noble one beside her: and. amid wide-opened eyes aud beating hearts, Mrs. Lawrence Van Allevve passed from the church and entered the neat travel ling carriage that awaited her at its en trance. '" . The jealous Mrs. Elliot had witnessed the scene, and the slightest perceptible smile lingered about the mouth ot Mr, Glenn as he arose to pronounce tlie bene diction ; and I believe in his heart ho prayed for the happiness of that young couple. As the crowd ot wonder-struck gossips passed from the church not a word was spoken ; for a still, small voice warned them, in future, to beware; for, in tryiug to injure one who had never harmed them, they themselves had been made ashamed lhe residence of Mrs. an Allevve is far from 15 ; vet, ever and anon, when she visits her parents, sho will augh when sho recalls the .story of the " Gospel Scandal Society. - ! Genius of Energy. There is ho genius In life, like tho ge nius of energy and industry. You will earn that all the traditions so current among very young, men mat certain great characters have wrought their great ness-by an inspiration, as it were, have grown out or a sad mistake. And you will tint her find, when you come to nieasure yourself with men, that there aro no rivals so formidable as thoso earnest determined mind, which reckon tho value of evcrv hour, and which achieve eminenco by persistent application. Literary ambition may inflame vou at certain periods ; and a thought of some great name will flash like a spark into he mine of your purposes; you dream until midnight over books, you set up shadows and chase them down other shadows, and they fly. Dreaming will never catch them. Nothing makes the scent lie well" in the hunt after distinc tion, but labor. And it is a glorious thing, when once ou aro weary of the dissipation and the ennui of your own aimless thoughts, to take up somo glowing pago of an earnest thinker, and read deep and long, until you feel the metal of his thought tinkling in your brain,' and striking out from your flinty lethargy, flashes of ideas that give tho mind light and heat. And away you go, in tho chase of what tho soul is crea ting on the instant, and you wonder at io fecundity of what seemed so crude. The glow of toil awakes you to a con sciousness of vour real capacities ; yon feel sure that tfiey have taken a new step toward final development. . In such mood it is that one feels grateful to the musty tomes, which at other hours, stand like curiosity-mocking ; mummies, . with . no warmth ' and vitality. .Now they grow' into tho affections like new found friends, and gain a hold upon tho heart, and light fire in the brain, that the years and the mould canuot cover, nor quench. Ik, CFA gentleman asked a lady, , the other day, why so many tall gentlemen were bachelors.' The reply was, that they ere olighed to lie cornerwise in the bed to keep their feet in, and that a wife would be in tho way. t , ' ; '; - ' a ; fl Be just,' and fear not the devil. A Lawyer's Reminiscences of Burr. I am a member of the New York bar ; and, about, twenty years ago, my practice was principally in Chancery. Colonel Aaron Burr sought me ought employed mc to draw pleadings and to move mat ters before the then Chancellor; our very nicety and particularity appeared to please him, for he was choico in expressions and particular in the position of sentences. Ho wanted mo to become ids partner ; but judicious friends strongly urged mo against it. He was always sensitive and prompt in paying my fees. Un mv first being closeted with him, I was struck with his serpent-like fascina tion. His head, eyes and mouth were so very Miauc-likc. ms habit ot talking to you whilo he sat at a distance, was to Lavo one of his long fingers extended, with which he reauv seemed to be feel ing you i all over, whilo his remarkably piercing small dark eye appeared to have a nail in it that fastened you. He always had queer people about him, whose free manners were a strange contrast to his measured correctness of deportment. I doubt his having packages of old letters about mm at the time ot his death. remember once being with him in what was known as tho Alderman's Room, at the City Hall, while the Chancellor was holding court. I pointed to the picture there of Washington by tho side of a white horse, and observed that Washing ton must have been a handsome and re markable well-formed man. "He was no such thing, sir," said Burr ; " Wash ington never stood for that portrait ; he, sir, was very ill-made about the legs and feet ; a Captain Smith, who was consider ed the handsomest man in the army, stood to tho painter for that figure." Burr, as wc know, never loved Washington. I then suggested to the Colonel that there must be many unpublished interesting facta eounected with the early history of our country, aud it was a pity that ho cud not print his remembrances. " Sir, said he, " it would notbe safe to do so at this day ; many truths would be too humbling to be credited. I did once intend to write fully all my experience, and had collect ed together a large correspondence and documents, labeled them very carefully, and with all my private correspondence and papers, had them very particularly put up in tin boxes. Perhaps,' sir, you know 1 had a daughter V I bowed an affirmative. " Well, sir, when my daugh ter was about to take vessel for tho South, I entrusted all these tin boxes and all my other valuables to her. The ship, sir, was lost, my daughter and all I had en trusted to her." ; . ' -' "', ; An anecdote has found its way into a newspaper, that Mr. Emmet, in a cause connected with the Manumission Society, mentioned the namo of Alexander Ham ilton in a pointed manner, and that Burr quailed. I neither believe that Emmet would have done such a thing in the way it. is mentioned, nor that the name would have daunted tho man who shot Hamil ton. Take an anecdote in point. Mr. John Ant n, a brother lawyer, had a bust of Hamilton in his office, and from trick or habit, A., when in earnest thought or talk, would fix his cyo upon tho bust. Burr had a consultation with him, and A:, unconsciously fixed his eye upon the pale Hamilton ; but, instantly remembering, withdrew his sight from it, still not before Burr divined his thoughts. lhe Colonel quietlv, slowly poked out bis long fingers, pointed to tho bust very deliberately ami said : "Ho may thank me I made him a great man." I remember being m bis room ; things lumbered about, a decanter of wine and another of water, were on a table with some glasses. A female child of three or four years old, having long, fair hair, came, with a quick step, into the room. Burr, with shaky hand, filled a glass with water and another with wine, and held them out invitingly towards the child, who prompt- y rushed to tho wine. " (July see," said Burr, w ith a sort of elated air, " how tho lttlo imp prefers wine to water." Information Wanted, of David Lew it w ho was raised near Scottsboro,' a few miles below Milledgoville, Georgia, When heard from last, ho was living in or about Port Gibson, Missisippi. Any in formation concerning him will be. thank fully received by his sister and other rela- ivcs. Address II. F, Riker, Esq., Fort Gaines, Ga. . , " . , , GP Woman is like ivy the more vou aro ruined the closer she clings to you. A vilo bachelor adds : " Ivy is like awe man tho closer it clings to you, the more you are mined." Poor rule that won't work both wa vs. , , . . Ct A Yankee doctor has contrived to extract from sausages a powerful tonic, which, ho says, contains : tho whole strength of tho original bark. He calls it the " Sulphate of Cauinc. OsacefO raaa f farpTeae. ;. Edt. Emery's Journal of Agriculture: The way to grow a good hedge fence tho first time trying, and hare it make a good fence in two or three years after set ting, and to have no more trouble with it, except to trim it onoe each year, which should be done in the spring before the leaves start, is, first, raise your own plants grow them two years before you take them up. Sow your seed in very deep plowed ground, harrowed smooth-lsow in straight rows three feet apart. When one year old, cut them with a scythe close to tho ground. The second year,, cut them four inches higher than the first cut ting, when they will be ready for taking up. The best way to do this, if the rows aro straight, turn them out with a sharp plow and coulter a plow that you can run to the depth of ten Inches; The strip of ground in which you intend to set your plants should bo ten or twelve feet wide, previously fitted by making very rich, smooth and mellow. Draw a line in the center of this strip high enough from the ground to enable you to set the plants un der the line, and on the top of the ground. Cover the roots by throwing the dirt from each side. Cover them three inches deeper than they stood in the ground, as the dirt is thrown onjoosely it will settle. Set but ono row of plants, eight inches apart all '.large plants together; set no large and small, mixed, as they do not do well. : ' I have sixty rods made as above de scribed. I have not set in a plant, plow ed or hoed them since stting, and have got a good fence with but little cost or trouble. Here I will say, that four rods ' of the above named fence, grow to a good fence in two years reason, a greater quantity of rotton manure was used. .' I have nearly one mile of fence set'with one year old plants, which I have worked at from two to six years. It has cost me six times as much labor as the True wan iwo year oiu pianis, ana a. iair pros pect of more cost, and no fence yet. I have done setting yearling plants. M. 8. JOHXSOX. ' Metal Tip to Boots and Shoes. The saving in shoe leather which the small me tallic tip on the toe of a boot or shoe ef fects is very great, and the invention is ono of practical utility. Children areTe markably fond of kicking.out the toes of their little shoes, thus reudering them use less and making it necessaiv that another pair should be procured, although no oth er part of the former pair is injured. By the use of these tips, which may pe made of silver, copper, iron or any other mal leable metal, the boot or shoe may be worn until it is really " done up," and they aro so secured that so long as any portion of the sole remains, the tip will be held rasr. x ney do not increase the weight of the shoe above half an ounce or an ounce. It is the invention of G." A. Mitchell f Turner, Me., and was patented on the 5th of January last. Economically speaking, there is no doubt of its value, as one pair of boots or shoes men's ladies, or chil dren'scan be made to last nearly twice tho time they would without the tips, , t ,s Scientific America, A Kentucky Anecdote. A flontfinrii gentleman owned a slave, a yery Intelli gent fellow, who was a Universalist. Oo one occasion ho illustrated the intellectu al character of his religion in the follow ing manner : A certain slave had obtain ed a license of tho Baptists to preach. Ho was holding forth in tho presence of many of bis colored brethren at one time. when he undertook to describe the process tf Adam's creation. Said he, " when God made Adam, ho stoop down, scrape up a little dirt, wet it a little, warm it a little m do hands, squeeze it in the right shape, and den lean It up against de fence to dry"" Top dar," said our Universa list darkey ; " you say dat ar de fustest man cber made 1" " Sartin !" said the preacher. ,. " Den," said the other, MJes' tell a feller whar dat arfence come from V " Hush !" said the preacher j M two more questions like dat would spile all de fe ology in do world." , .-. - , - G? Definitionsfroraanew8chool-book: "John, what's a bakery!",, :fA place where they bake, sir." ; " What's a brew ery l' " A place w here they brcw.- " What's a gallery 1" " Ti M-a place where there is gals 1" , . n?"" He who rises late, may trot a day; but never, overtake bis ; business.". Dr. FranUin. ' T . .r , . , ,- A contemporary says : " We watched these fellows who are early risers, and as a general thing, they ore the first chaps who go to the groceriVs of a morning. - It is all moonshine about the smartest and greatest men being the early risers. . ' RTKiUhen girls are now termed " voting ladies of the other parlor. '4'