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Mrs. Elizabeth tady Stanton and
Miss Susan B. Anthony Interrupt Church Services. 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 mortality. 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 ances. 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 question." 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 Church. 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 States. 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, Jan. 18,1885. 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 sire. 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 ed. 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 est man. 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. Thibodeaux Sentinel. 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 bank."—Siftings. 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 shoe! Thd St. Landry Democrat and Demorest's Monthly Magazine, one year $3.25. What a Villainous Stomach He Has. "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 riority 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 owners. 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 nity. The Boston Herald reply to the question makes this What is 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 try ? "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 Tariff. 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 facturers. 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« contributions. . "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 Sunday." "Oh don't do that," protested the deacon. "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. Tbateldo. A Parisian once remarked to Mr. Longfellow that there was one American word that he never could understand, or find in any diction ary. "What is it ?" inquired the poet. "Thateldo," was the reply. "I never heard of the word," said Longfellow. 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. —States. 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."— States. a a h s H £ ZkASïLSL BITTERS -I O tù CL •CUÄE3 ULDIStASESenHE .LITER KIDNEYS STOMACH AND BOWELS. AUDRUE61ST3 price I dolur. CVBIIS Dyspepsia, General Debility* Jauadiee, Habitual Constipa* tion« Liver Complaint, Sick Headaohe, DiseaaedL Kid neys, Etc., Etc. »t contains only the Purest Drugs, among Which may be enumerated PBICXLT ASS BASS AND B£2X133, UAHS2AES, BUCHE, CESSA, tie. It cleanses the system thoroughly, and as a PURIFIER OF TELE BLOOD Is Unequaled. 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