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Mrs. Elizabeth tady Stanton and
Miss Susan B. Anthony
Washington , Jàn. 25.—Rev. Dr.
Patten, president of Howard Uni
versity, preached a sermon in the
Congregational church of this city
to-day on "Woman and Skepti
cism," in the course of which he
spoke of the woman suffrage con
vention held here recently, and ex
pressed the opinion that when wo
men are given too much liberty they
branch off into skepticism and im
He said, among other things, that
the lives of such women as George
Eliot, Mme. Eoland and Harriet
Martineau exemplified the truth of
this assertion, and he referred to
Victoria Woodhull as the represent
ative of the woman suffrage move
ment. Among his audience were
Miss Susan B. Anthony and Mrs.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and on
the conclusion of the services they
walked to the platform and up
braided Dr. Patten for his utter
Miss Anthony said to Iii m if Iiis
mother were living she shouM t i ke
"him across her knee and spank him,
but Mrs. Stanton, interrupting her
said : "On the contrary : let me con
gratulate Dr. Patten. I have been
tr.ying for years to make women un
derstand that the worst enemies
they have are in the pulpit, and
now Le has illustrated it beyond
Without giving Dr. Patten time
to reply the women hastily left the
church. To-nig-ht Rev. «Olympia
P. Brown replied to Dr. Patten
from the pulpit of the Universalist
Laws That Attack Society.
Our contemporary, the Picayune,
this morning has an excellent arti
cle headed "Getting a Jury." The
inadequacy of our criminal laws to
serve the ends of justice and protect
society against the lawless classes
has often been commented on by
the States. On the eve of the as
sembly of the two last sessions of
the Legislature we suggested that
tfie Governor recommend, as the
Governor of Illinois did at one time,
the appointment of a commission of
eminent lawyers and other citizens
to prepare a project of a completely
revised criminal code, designed to
protect society and not the murder
ers and other villians who flourish
and increase under the present sys
tem. We hope Gov. McEnery will
adopt this suggestion in his next
message to the General Assembly.
Under the present practice every
protection is thrown around the red
handed murderer ; hordes of seoun
drels, who ought to dangle from the
gallows, escape on mere technicali
ties. The consequence is that men
who have no other capacity for the
law than a knowledge of the bum
_ mer and hoodlum element that
largely constitute our juries, and
hence know how to fight for and se
cure corrupt, ignorant and incompe
tent jurors in the interest of the
law-breakers, and a skill in main
taining the technicalities of the law
in the same behalf arrive to great
prominence as criminal lawyers.
Through the favor our criminal laws
show the murderers, at the openin
of the Ford trial to-day the accuse
still had forty-two challenges and
the State only one in the selection
of the jury. It will be already seen
what an advantage the murderers
are here given in the selection of
the remaining six jurors.—N. O
A Text and an Application.
At a prominent Episcopal Church
yesterday morning the rector
preached a powerful sermon from
the text : "Suffer little children to
come unto Me, and forbid them not
for of such is the kingdom of heav
en." What he said warf : "I wish
Îou would take that child home,
t is annoying me exceedingly."
The service was susp^Rfe^whii
the mother, embarrassed ana"
miliated, adjusted the offending Hi
tie one's coat and hat, and, with th
eyes of the whole congregation up
on her, marched down the aisle to
the door and left the church. The
rector preached another sermon
from another text. It related to
giving to the Lord, but it made a
much less profound impression.—
Chicago News, Jan. 3.
Col. William Mouton died in the
Parish of Vermillion, on Sunday,
He was a captain in the 18th
Louisiana Regiment at its organi
zation on Oct. 5, 1861, at Camp
Moore, and at the re-organization
at Corinth, in April, 18C2 he was
elected Major, and subsequently
became Lieutenant Colonel of that
regiment, which position he held at
the close of the war.
Col. Mouton was a man of many
niai qualities, of a character, gen
tle and kind, a social and agreeable
companion. He was more of a ci
vilian than a soldier, the ways of
peace being more agreeable to his
mind than those of strife and
blood-shed for which he had no de
To his soldiers lie was kind, and
treated them more as friends and
neighbors than as subalteurs. He
was an orator of some note, and al
ways attracted the troops around
him when he rose .to address them.
Those who were his comrades
will remember his genial and
amiablo disposition, and recall
many generous traits of the deceas
After the war closed he resumed
the practice of law and would have
without doubt, won eminence in
that profession, had not his social
disposition carried him to an indul
gence in the use of stimulents, that
eventually destroyed his usefulness.
But let his faults rest with him in
his early tomb.
His friends who knew and loved
him, of old, will remember only the
manly virtues of the good and hon
Under the sod of the prairies of
Attakapas, that he loved so deariy,
he sleeps well, and in quiet, awaits
the resurrection into a better life.
A Suggestive Symbol.
A man from Texas, who was trav
eling through the North, noticed
that the usual sign over the doors
of savings banks was a beehive.
"Is a beehive the regular sign of
a savings bank ?" asked the stran
ger. of a native whose acquaintance
he had made.
"Yes," was the reply ; "most of
the savings banks have the beehive
for a sign on account of its appro
priateness. The depositors, of
course, are the bees. They are off
at work collecting honey, which
they deposit in the hive for their
use in winter. The owner of the
hive is, of course, the president of
the savings bank. When there is
as much honey in the bank as he
needs, he robs the hive and skips
out for Canada with all the avail
able assets. The bees, or deposi
tors, buzz around a good deal, but
most of them starve and freeze to
death during the winter.
"But who are the drones ?"
"They are the clerks, who are
relatives of the President or direc
tors, who draw big salaries, but
never do much work."
"Who is the queen bee?"
"Oh, she is the female friend of
the president of the bank, and
usually accompanies him to Cana
da. So now you understand the
appropriateness of a beehive being
the symbol of the average savings
Something About Earthquakes.
In the current number of Science
fresh interest is given to the subject
of earthquakes which have lately
caused alarm in both hemispheres
by a statement of the number of
noticeable shocks in this country
during the twelve years from 1872
to 1883, inclusive. No less than
364 earthquakes are recorded as
occurring in Canada and the United
States, not including Alaska, with
in the above period. Of these
the Pacific slope had 151, the
Atlantic coast 147, and the Missis
sippi "Valley 66. Thus it appears
that an earthquake occurs about
once in every twelve days some
where in the United States and
Canada^ aitëfcç about once a month
the Ätlantu\ coast. These are
xfjusive of lighter tremors,
" " ake an impression
which would be
a properly constructed
meter, an instrument de
signal to detect the slighter
Thd St. Landry Democrat and
Demorest's Monthly Magazine, one
What a Villainous Stomach He
"M. A. H.," who appears to be a
very bilious and disagreeable cus
tomer, is engaged in writing a series
of letters descriptive of the New
England States. In a late one
from Maine he permits a bad tem
per to run away with him in this
outrageous fashion :
the boasted new england supe
is a myth ; it is like the palatial
Southern home which we used to
read about before the war ; it does
not and never did exist. The New
Englander seems to be the kind of
a fellow who thanks God that peo
ple think he is better than he is, or
as George Gorham once said to me
of Senator Edmunds, "He thanks
God that people don't know what a
d d old fraud and hypocrite be
is." An educated Indian once told
me that all the woes of his race
came from the people who had
landed at Plymouth Rock, and he
added that any student of history
could verify the statement. That
Indian told the truth. And when I
read that the Reagan inter-state
commerce bill is in danger of de
feat, because the philanthropic New
Englander insists on justice to the
Negro in the South, I regret that
some Southern member does uot
append a clause which will allow
the poor dirty whites of New En
gland to ride with their wealthy
Molten Lead in the Eye.
Cagsell's Family Magazine.
A jet of melted lead recently
lodged in the eye of a French work
man without doing any damage to
the organ, and the case was inves
tigated by Dr. Perrier, who ascer
tained that the immunity was due
to the lead entering into the "spher
oidal state" in presence of the mois
ture on the surface of the eyeball.
The temperature of the lead was
found to be higher than 171 cteg.
Centigrade, which is the point at
which the "spheroidal state" takes
place, and hence the moisture was
vaporized and formed a cushion
round the lead, keeping the latter
out of contact with the flesh. The
phenomenon is a case similar to
that of a person plunging his moist
arm into melted lead with impu
The Boston Herald
reply to the question
rôtection ?" " 'Protection' is tax
ation. If the 'protective' tariff did
not increase the price of merchan
dise, it would afford no 'protection.'
It is taxation of Americans. Not
Englishmen, or Frenchmen, or Ger
mans, but our own people. We
pay the extra price for the 'pro
tected' articles we consume. Can a
country's prosperity be increased
by taxation ? Are the people of a
country to be made richer and hap
pier by taking away a part of their
living ? Is it possible that the
prosperity of a country can be in
creased by taxing the people to pay
men for carrying on industries which
would not be profitable otherwise ?
Do the people of this country un
derstand that in the price of almost
every article they consume they pay
something to keep certain protected
manufacturers alive ? And are
they willing that this shall continue
not as a temporary means of devel
oping infant manufacturers, but as
the permanent policy of the coun
"Deserted by the wretch whom
she had loved," again writes a re
porter. The reporters should put
their heads together and see if they
cannot fabricate some scheme by
which young women can be kept
from falling in love with wretches.
While so many industrious, res
pectable, lonely young men are still
living in boarding-houses, too much
promptness can not be exercised in
warning young women in regard to
wretches. Perhaps a well-written
address to all young ladies on the
depravity of wretches would start
the unsuspecting creatures right for
the New Year.—Courier-Journal.
In 1883, England sent to Brazil
nearly 87,000 dollars worth of
umbrellas, while the United States,
where the manufacture of the ar
tide is highly protected, only
sent, during the same year, $13,000
worth of umbrellas to Brazil.
How is that for high ?—States,
John Bright on the American
Birmingham , Jan. 29. — John
Bright, speaking in regard to Amer
ican tariff, at a meeting in Birming
ham, said the farmers'of the United
States are ' not permitted to ex
change their produce with the arti
sans of Birmingham or the weavers
of Lancashire, but are compelled to
exchange with the protected manu
facturers of their own country, who,
in some cases, do not give _ half of
what the farmers could got from the
Lancashire or Birmingham manu
Mr. Bright said he had no wish
to reproach Americans, who some
day, he believed, would discover
the light course. He felt sanguine
there would be a gradual movement
in America in the right direction.
The time would come when En
gland and America, although two
nations, would be one people and
one in commerce.
Colleciiug for the Church.
The new minister was requested
by one of the deacons to preach a
sermon explaining certain needs oi
the church and ask for generou«
. "Certainly," he said. "Will a
week from Sunday do ?"
"Yes," said the deacon.
"Very well ; I will make an an
nouncement to that effect at the
close of the morning service next
"Oh don't do that," protested
"Why not ?"
"Well, you don't know this con
gregation as well as I do, and if you
should make such an announcement
I'm afraid there might not be muc' 1
of a turn out."—New York Sun.
A Parisian once remarked to Mr.
Longfellow that there was one
American word that he never could
understand, or find in any diction
"What is it ?" inquired the poet.
"Thateldo," was the reply.
"I never heard of the word," said
Presently a servant came in to
replenish tne fire. After putting on
a little fuel, Longfe'low remarked to
him, "That will do."
"Hah !" exclaimed the French
man, "that is the very word which
has troubled me."—Exchange.
The citizens of Boston who have
ever affected to have a great inter
est in securing the equal rights of
the colored man, are now turning
against him. The skating rinks of
that city have instituted a crusade
against the negroes, and nine blacks
have brought action against two
rink, proprietors for being refused
either admission or the privilege of
skating on the confessed ground of
color alone. The cases are being
carried to the higher courts on an
appeal. Mr. fiable should espostu
late with the benighted Bostonians.
and give them som« of his peculiar
opinions in regard to social equality.
The statement of the financial
condition of the Exposition, as made
by Director-General Burke to the
United States Commissioners, shows
that institution to be in debt some
$300,000. It is further shown that
the Exposition cannot be kept open
after Mardi-Gras unless it receives
assistance from the Government.
The Executive Committee of the
United States Commissioners As
sociation will go to Washington to
make the application for an addi
tional loan of $500,000.—States.
Mr. George W. Cable will prob
ably be very much startled to hear
that the Circuit Court of Sullivan
county, Indiana, has enjoined a
very respectable colored man from
sending his children to a white
school. The judge seems not to
have sustained Mr. C.'s plea in
equity.—Savannah News, Dem.
A pamphlet has lately been
published in London advocating
the fining of people who have
more than three children. This is
another step toward correcting the
crying evil of "over-production."—
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