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VOL. 1. NO. 30.
THE
■ ARKANSAS LADIES' JOURNAL.
WARY ll'. LOUGHBOROUGH,
EDITRESS.
$ I MRS. GILBERT KNAPP, 1
i I MRS. W. A. CANTRELL,
MRS. SAM. TATE,
I MRS. E. W. GIBB, jA*»o«i»t« Writer*.
I MISS GEORGINE WOODRUFF, |
■ MRS. J L PALMER,
V MISS BESSIE CANTRELL, J
■H Ladies in business* enterprise*, can find with this journal
■ tticiAt. kates of advertising.
■ I Advertisements or subscriptions, and matter intended for the
1 Kluroiuof our paper, ire desire addressed
\lB “ARKANSAS LADIES 1 JOURNAL.”
J We have received the poem entitled “The
■ Answered Prayer” written especially for
■ the Ladies Journal. We will shortly
■ give it to our readers.
I I hop? all subscribers not having re
■ceised the Ladies Journal will acquaint
Hus with the fact. We are careful in our
■ oaillDg and the Journals thus mailed,
■should safely reach their destination.
■ At a meeting held at the St. Charles Ho-
IB* ew Orleans, the generous women of
at city are coming forward to the aid of
■BM 88 BtroDg sisters of other states. One
■l . , J our nals of that city affirms
■ Kstern e X men Cleans sa >’ to their
Kean’/ 6 C ° me t 0 - Vou wlth all the
MBonr e . ean corarnan d, and God willing
iKnd ”’ 8 k nown throughout the
■•»«». T' wnor “ ,he New ° rieans
Hk'tim i 18 3 trUe an( l no^e spirit that
Bpinted a Ut Can tates as P ubl i c
K>iv d ° ,,rOWn ’ Permit snc h aid to be
wom at aCt * s b®‘ n g recognized
m • an lncome for the purpose
■’«» f them’an’V' 11 7 T U “ a “
18 appoints ’ 18S ' ennie Turner
® rnor of X e a notary public by the Gov-
H oldlng such offi k ’ a k dthe legality of her
fl * IM »i th ce being questioned-a
Hr 1 * office - there
r ,Q g armed office-seekers
LITTLE ROCK, ARK., JAM ARY 24.
for this to be permitted—Chief Justice
McAdam, of the New York City Court de
cided that the official acts of Miss Turner
are valid, and that her right to the office
cannot be questioned. the Legislature of
New } ork has given women authority to
serve as .school officers. Mayhap the time
is coming in that great state when a woman
may honorably support herself, and those
dependent upon her, in any position which
she is fill, without legal re
strictions being placed in her wav.
Long years have passed since Mrs. Myra
Clark Gaines first lifted her head, which
calumny and misfortune—for a brief pe
riod-had bowed with grief and a pained
sense of wrong. Lifting it, she then re
solved firmly and patiently to confront the
accusers of her mother. With this resolve
the brave and dauntless spirit of the wo
man arose, the spirit that through year after
year of perplexity, of opposition, of accusa
tion held firmly to the claim she believed to
be her own. The woman was small, she
was plain, she lacked the exterior charm
which is so pleasing when allied to mental
power. But yet a powerful force of char
acter was hers, a courageous and vital en
ergy that was Napoleonic in its strength.
This held her mind firm in its purpose.
While judges, juries, indeed all the habitues
of the various high legal tribunals of the
land, viewed the untiring force of character,
which this woman quietly brought to her
aid, with unbounded amazement.
The sad news of Mrs. Gaines’ death will
surprise and grieve many a wide circle of
friends; friends which her bright, kindly
and vivacious disposition had securely won-1
She was always the central figure in society,
always well-informed, and entertaining in
conversation though her small features were
plain, and her face deeply wrinkled aud,
drawn by the sorrows and cares of her life.
Yet this brilliant woman had always a (
kindly smile for her friends, and was also
an excellent friend, gentle, charitable and
genial to all. Death in removing herdrew
from the world one of its choicest spirits.
The litigations which had become a leg
acy to her from her parents, filed in man- |
uscript in the office of the clerks of the Su
preme Court, measured as they are piled
Subseripiiak SIOO a Iw
a compact body three feet in heighth we
are told. Many of the suits she instituted,
Mrs. Gaines carried on to triumphant de
cisions, with the will and the brain of
a hero. The last case, the appeal of the
city of New Orleans before the Supreme
Court involves about two million dollars
worth of property. Had she lived two
years longer this case, in proper succession,
would have been brought to trial. Her death
will doubtless change all bearings concern
ing it. hor her, the strong forcible spirit,
now disembodied, has, we trust, with gentle
humility, bowed before the High Tribunal
of the V Diverse, acceding with faith and
love to that unerring Judgment.
We clip the following account of an
English journalist who will doubtless be
heard in all American cities during the
coming spring.
I Mr. George Augustus Sala, who begins
in Boston, this week, a lecture tour which
will reach around the world, is known to
readers of English all the world over. He
has been aptly called the foremost repre
sentative of the lighter side of modern
journalism. From this it is not to be in
ferred that Mr. Sala has led the ranks of
those men in newspaper life who treat all
subjects, no matter what their nature, with
frivolous speech or sneering comment. His
gayety has never been otherwise than timely
and tasteful, while his exceptional talents
and abilities have always been directed for
the edification of his readers. Though
happily blest with the power to carry him
self with freedom, anywhere and with any
body, he is not to be counted with the Bo
hemians of literature. A voracious reader,
he has given to those who read his writings
the l>est results of his extensive and varied
studies. His eyes are sharp, and he well
knows hew to use them, as he has shown
in two delightful series of urban pictures,
“Twice Round the Clock’ and “The Streets
of the World.” All his life he has been a
worker, from the days of his youth, when
he drew caricatures of political and other
passing events, through the periods when
he was a constant contributor to House
hold Words and AH the Year Round, and
later when the Illustrated London News
received from him his weekly instalments

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