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VOL. XII.                                                           3OSTON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 1881.                                                                                              No. 1..


A  Wekly  Newspaper, ublished ev y Saturdayein
BoNToN, devtd to the Interests ofoan-tolieef
educational, indistrial legal and political Equality,1
and especially to her right of Buffrage.
           LUCY  STONE, EDITOR.
T. W. HIGGINSON  .......                  C
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    BY GEORGE ELOT, BOURN 1820, DIED DE. 1880.
    Lon gum  eud tempumauun non ero, madgt mel
 ,oe,  uam hoc exigum  --Cicero.]
 0 may I join the choir Invisible
 Of those immortal dead who live again
 In minds made better by theiupresence; live
 In pulses stirred to generosity,
 In deeds of daring rectitude, in scorn
 For miserable aims that end with self,
 In thoughts sublime that pierce the night like stsrs,
 And with their mild persistence urge man's search
 To vaster issues.
             so to live iIs heaven:
  To make undying music i the world,
  Breathing as beauteous order that controls
  With growing sway theogrowing life of man.
  So we inherit tatoweet prity
  For which we hagged, failed, and agonized
  With widenlnretrospect that bred despair.
  Rebellious tesh that would not be subdued,
  A vicious parent shaming still.its child
  Poor arxious penitence, Is quica dissolved;
  Its discrds, quenched by meeting harmonies,
  Die in the large and charitable air.
  And all our rarer, better, truer self,
  That sobbed religiously in yearningesong,
  That watched to ease the burthen of the world,
  Laboriously tracing what must be,
  And what may yet bebetter-saw within
  4 worthier image for the sanctuary,
  And shaped It forth before the multitude
  Divinely human, raising worship so
  To higher reverence more mixed with love-
  That better self shall live till human Time
  Shall fold its eyellds, and the human sky
  Be gathered like a scroll within the tomb
  Unread forever.
               This is life to come,
  Which martyred men have made more glorlots
  For us who strive to follow. May I reach
  That purest heaven, be to other sou
  The cup of strength io some great Aony,
  Enkindle generous ardor, food pure love,
  Beget the smiles that have no cruelty-
  Be the sweet presence of a gooddifused,'
  AndaIt'dll uslotnever more intense.
  So shall I join the choir ivisile
  Whose music is the gladness of the world.

             NOT           MTRCO ING.
     The  editorial of T.     . H. has failed to
  appear   in time  for publication  in this
  week's  JOURNAL.   The  delay Is  probably
  owing   to pre-occupation  with  the Cam-
  bridge  Oration.                   c. w.


     Our sisters in England are taking vigo.
   rous measures to  forward the  cause, and
   are preparing once moere to irg their claim
   for eqa plithcal right upoParla    Innt.
   Four great meetingS of Enlshwomen have
   been. held during theIast: ten Moths, the
   first in February at Manchester, the second
   in May atloudr,the   third early  lE, No
   vember at Bristol, and te fourth at the close
   of the same month,at Nottingham..
     At the last meeting Mrs. Lucas, sister of
   John  Bright, presided, and Missilelen Tay
   lor moved the following resolution:-.
   Thatbthe   followng memorial  to the Prime
   Minister  be  adbp4ed  and signed  by  the
   President on  behalft'of ti  meetin :-To
   the  Right Hon. .mE. Gla'dsttie, .P.,
   .. Frst Lord of er   ajest'sre
 ,'The  memorial  of woen,  i  public meeting
    assembled, in the AlbertIN ,Nottngam,
    oi Tuesday,   ovember B t, 1880  respect
    fullysbowetb,-That ther are over five
    hundred thousand ratepayes  in thenitel
    Kingdom  deprived of the phwer  of vo      g
    in the election of meiatbers 45 Parliame t,
    on the shle ground that they are women
    That this exclusion Is directly opposed te
    the fundamental principle of representativ
    government, and therefore inijust to suc

ratepayers.  That the exclusion of women'
ratepayers from the exercise of the parlia-
mentary  vote deprives women of that free
expression of opinion  which  is the only
guarantee of liberty in the State. Where-
fore, your memorial1sts pray that a meas-
ure may  be introduced  by Her  Majesty's
ministers to extend the parliamentary fran-
chise to women  ratepayers and landowners
in boroughs and counties. And  your mam-
orialists will ever pray, &c.
  The  resolution was  supported  by able
speeches, and was carried unanimously  by
the crowded audience.
  It is said that the four towns have not
been  the scene  of such  a monster  dem.
onstration since tle  meetings for the re-
peal of the Corn Laws, nearly  forty years
ago.                            A. R. B.


  At  the  regular meeting of  the Boston
Methodist  ministers on Monday   the 27th
ult., the following report was submitted by
the Committee   on Woman Suffrage, and
   The committee to whom  was  referred the
 paper from the Massachusetts Woman 1Su-
 f rage Association, asking action favorable
 to the suffrage of women, beg leave to re-'
   That we have carefully considered the sub-
 ject presented in that communication, and
 that we accord hearty and entire sympathy
 and co-operation to every movement favor-
 able to the elevation of woman.  The  in-
 terests of the two sexes are identical. They
 are not antagonistic but complementary
 forces of human society. Whatever inuresI
 to the benefit of one cannot prove detrim-
 ental to the other; and on the other hand,
 whatever is prejudicial to the one will be
 sure to work consequential damage to  the
 other. Factors so intimately connected are
 designed to operate in harmony, each mov-
 ing In its orbit, and both together contribu-
 ting to insure thle result of social complete-
 ness as well as individual perfection.
   The habit of considering tie Interests of.
 thu sexes separately has been attinded with
 many  evil results. It has led to bad educa-
 tion, and often, In the case of women, to
 no education at all. It has  introduced a
 multitude  of barbarous laws. Instead  of
 placing all human  beings on  a common
 ptforinof rights and privileges,   it has
 made  one set of laws for men and another
 for women,,hus   introducing the worst fea-
 tures of class legislation.
    The evils of which we here complain are
 a bad  Inheritance from the distant past.
 The  process of Improvement was begun by
 the Gospel, which, in offering the terms of
 salvation, made no discrimination of nation,
 clanssor sex; for in Christ Jesus there is
 neither Jew nor Greek; there is neither bond
 nor free, there is neither male nor female.
 They   are all parts of one  body.   With
 every advance  of the Gospel therebas been
 a corresponding advanceIn the amelioration
 of the condition of  a woman;  and  in no
 age  has the advance been more rapid then
 in our own.   Women   themselves are awak-
 ening  to a sense of their false position, and
 are reclaiming one after another their rights
 and  privileges in the social economy. The
 sphere  of  activity for women   has been
 gre.0y  enlarged. Their place in the church
 is every day becoming  more important and
 conspicuous, and their fitness for education-
 l  work  has not only given them the posi
 tion of teacher, but has also opened to them
 the  School Board and  given them the par
 tial use of the ballot. All these ameloras
 tions have worked  well, and we hav  ever
 reason  to suppose their extension, so asd  
 include  every right and privilege accorded
 to the other sex, will work better.
    To the Women  of the Suffrage Asocatio
  we  extend our sincere and cordial congrat
  ulations, and  shall be pleased to affor
  them such  aid In their good work a   we
  may  from time to time be able. If It b
  found  inexpedient  to make  the church
  special organ to promote the end prayed for
  we  feel quite sure that the principles o
  justice and equality we are called upn ev
  ery Sunday to announce, will maerly   re
  Inforce their cause, and hasten   the
  when  every barrier to social equality shal
  be broken down.


     EDITOR JOURNAL:-   feel much intereste
   in the new scety, 'which T. W. H.  -write
   about in a late JontALfor political edt
   cation. I should be glaid to join such
   society, and woldplege,  myself to  rea
   the books If I could afotd to buy them.I
   have not spent three dollars for books ft
   six years. All ny money  goes for the nec
   essaries of life and the taxes, which the cit
   government  spends recklessly, without sa
   ing, by your leave.  I buy newspaper
   They are to me the necessaries of life  
   are books, but friends and libraries suppil
   me with them.
     I wish to ask you if it may be practicabl
r  for some one or mre   people of influence
I  to induce the Harfeers to pint an edition  
   these four books for our political educatior
'  in the cheap forof  the  Franklin Squa
   Library.  This woulddenable all to read.
e  think the three dollars may b a considers
h  tion with many  others as well is mysel

that did not leave the impression that he

and as this society Is formed to enlighten
the masses, circumstances ought to be made
as favorable as possible.
  Pardon  me for writing to you respecting
this matter, but I have It quite at heart. I
trust these books will be published in this
cheap  form.                     E. A. a.
  Boston, Mass.


  When   it is often asserted that we are liv-
  ing in a new epoch, that timesare ceanglug,
  that modern thought, if not original, is cast
  in new mo ulds, and that subjects for friend-
  ly discussion and the practical questions of
  society differ widely from those of a cen-
  tury or more ago, it Is well to verify such
  opinions by collation of facts.
  No  stronger corroboration of such state-
  ments, and also of the  fact that certain
  topics constantly recur, can be found than
  In a list of subjects for Master's Degree In
  Harvard College 1655-1701, which by their
  very titles hint at the mental status of each
  period, and the slow progress made from
  one centennial to another. Rev.  Edward
  J. Young has tr anslated and arranged such
  a list, with an introduction and notes, for
  which every student of mankind  must  be
  grateful, and the demand for it has been so
  great, that it has been reprinted from thes
  proceedings of the Massachusetts Histori-
  cal Society.
  The themes themselves   were   written in
  mediaeval and modern Latin, and were  on
  questions relating to society and the state,
  to philosophy,  science, physiology  and
  edicine,  law, ethics, the church and the
  ministry, and theology. In  reading over
  tUese lists, mingled feelings of surprise,
  amusement,  pity an' self-gratulation Must
  arise, many of them  at once suggesting a
  modern speaker.  A  few  extracts may af-
  ford both profit and pleasure.
    -Does  the issue of  paper money   con-
  tribute to the public good?suggests Sec-
  retary Sherman as speaker;  ould the ad-
  vice of Paul to Timothy   to' use a' little
  wine' bring him  under  the power  of the
  tavern-keepers? could be treated by an ad-
  vocate of the Screen Law; Can  Jesuits be
  good subjectscould be assigned to Mr. Fer-
  ry; Should beggars be tolerated ina State,
  might  be  given to  Robert Treat  Paine,
  presid at of the Associated Charities. An
  evolutionist could descant on-aIs te act
  of creation eternal, and Is  the object-
  matter or  material of sin metaphysically
  good, morally indifferent, would be suita-
  ble for Joseph Cooke, with his ownership of
  Pliny's villa. Was  there a rainbow  be
  fore the1leluge was answered in the nega-
  tive in 1759, and in the affirmative in 1706.
  All the ordinary quack doctors must rejoice
  in this title; Is there a universal remedy,
  and the consummate   quacks, in  this: 'IS
  the cure of wounds by symp  thetc powder
  lawful?   Should  any one practice medi-
  cine before he has been appoved   by some
  Competent persons? sound  like the point
  at issue at the  State Rous   last winter.
  Should  the nervous fluid be called animal
  spirits? recalls. Mark Twain, Best of all
  are the two following: 1'If Lazarus, by a
  will mde  before his death, hpd given away
  his property, could he have igally claimed
  it after his resurrection? and did Jacob's
  opposition to his wife, while he was dying,
  in calling his son Benjminjwhen   she had
  previously  named   him'  Bnoni,  proceed
  more  from  his  dtermination  to exercise
  his suthority as a husband, than from  his
  petulant disposition? The  Scripture-hon
  oring writer affirmedin 1741 the  former,
  but  an advocate of women's   rights would
  prefer  to believe  in Jacob's petulancy.
I  What  a  controversy of mere  words  does
   this suggest:. *Is it necessary that Mary
   should have, been the mother of two sons,
   because Christ Is called her frstbrn son?'
   Ougt   minister of, the Christian churc
I  to preach politics, Are charity and mu
I  tual tolerance among   the  professors o
.  Christianity most conduely  to the promo
ation  of true religion, and Is an unbroke
d  Apostolic succession nfecesaryj to the valid
[  ity of the ministry seem lik 'thestumblin
r  blocks In' the churches of to sy.
    There   are about four hundred  subject
y  given, many   of  them  enriched  by  Mr
  -Young's   own   addenda,  and  the whole
  pamphlet,  though   small, represents nuc
0  law,  fidelity and skill In execution, an
y  large and varied Innformation.   W    .
                  'KAh  0iANNEITWELLS.

,    EDITOR    JOURNAL:-In   your   issue o
0  December   4th is an articl by  Josephin
L  Jackson.  She  asks thisqlestion: Wheth
-  er any one ever read anything of Dr. Hl-
f,  land's having any bearing at all on women

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that did not leave the Impression that e
considered them  wholly unimportant, aside
from  their ability to minister in some form
to the other half of humanity?
  I think he places women   on a very high
  and independent plane In il description of
  Katrina, when he says:
                   She was my peer;
  No weakling girl, who would surrender will
  And life and reason, with soft loving heart,
  To her posesor; no soft, changing tinlg
  Who would fid breath alone within the arms
  Of a strong niaster, and obediently
  Wait on his whimns in slavish carefulnesse'
  No faig,  cringing spaniel, to attend
  His royal pleasure, and account herself
  Rewarded by his pats and pretty words;
  But a round woman, who, with insight keen,
  aad wrought a   nacheme of life,band maured well
  Her womanhood; ied spread before ler feet
  A Sane philosophy to guide her steps;
  Had won a faith to which her Ife was brought
  In strict adjustment, brain and heart meanwhile
  Working in conscious harmony and rhythm
  With the great scheme of God's great universe,
  On toward her being's end
                       H. M. COMSTOCK.
   New  Ilern, Con.
  Mrs.  JuliaeE. Smith whom   all lie world
  knows as the owner of pt cows wich were
  sold for taxes, says in a private letter on
  the occasion of her husband's voting:-
  It is forty years since a vote has been cast
  from this house.   Thousands  of  dollars
  lave been paid by my own  hands, in taxes,
  without my even  knowing it was not spent
  to support frog shops.
  Te o ldpo 1cto, AlbertCrane, by whom
  our cows have beenseized  and  driven to
  the sign-post five times, was not re-elected
  as the Republicans carried the day. It was
  found the  town are  likely to lose soe
  thousands of dollars by him.  He  avers
  that some one stole his Clletor's book at
  thes last town-meeting, and he cannot settle
  with the town. I cannot tell 'who believes
  It. I am not surprised at anythng le says.
      .I have the advant' e of Wing the most
  aged person in your soclety, I think by se-
  eral  ars o    as much  favored by having
  an  nain to spenarsa     day  wth  Mrs.
  Lucretia Mott on my return from W  slhlng-
  ton last winter. She and I were near of an
  age.  She was just as sensible and agreeable
  as she was forty years' ago, in antS-slavery
  tlpeawhen  I met herInew   Haven,'P
  Ishall  feel much  Interested to read the
  reports of the Washington meeting.....
    Yours as ever,       JLIA  E. SrrT.

       LAND   WAITIG 0;It   WORXN.
    EDITOR  JoUtNAL:-The wife   of the gen-
  tleman who writes the  following letter did
  all which  he suggests that other women
  may  do.  He is a minister. His health and
  fortunes were impaired, and his wife went
  to  Dakota with   her little boy, built 'a
  shanty house on their claim, bired help,
  worked  on  the farm  herself, slept on the
  bags of seed, wheat and corn, endured all
  sorts of hardships, but cleared four thou-
  sand dollars in one yar,-or two, . forget
  which.   It was so brave a thing for a, wo
  man  to do that I wrote him for data, which
  are  here given.  It seemed  to him some
  other woman  might thusbe  helped.
    Ever yours for the cause,
                   FRANCES E.  WILLARD.
    The  following Is the  letter referred to
           APPLToN,   Wrs., Dec. 14, 1880.
    DEuR   MADA:-It   Is your privilege and
  that of every woman, for  a small fee ($16
  to $18) to obtain from the Govetimedt one
  hundred  and sixty acres of land for a home-
  stead.  Of  course you would be obliged to
     antain a  residence on  it. You  could
        for a similar.foe, got anotherone un-
   'adrand  sixty acres as a  free culture
   If  you  will w*ilteto the commissioner of
   the general land office, Washington, D. .,
   he will send you a copy of the laws on the
   subject. If you'write to D.A. MKinlay,
   St. P.,. U. & M. y., St. Paul, Minnesota,
   lhd will send you Information in regard to
   the Red River Valley lands. If you write
, to the land department of theoNorthern Pa-
Itcific' Ry4 St. Paul, Min.,  you will lo
4get  information. Information  o obtaned
   was  the basis of Mrs. G.'s opeatons.
   There   is a vast area of land In the lied
f  River Valley that with proer culture will
   produce  from twep    to o'ty iushels o
 0 *eat  to the acr 1re. Qr. -has a farm of
1. oe hundred  andsity  acres already brok
   en.whiph  is good  for thirty bushpisad
   more  to the acre.
     We  had it broken In the uilimer oa 1870.
s  We  sowed It with wheat Wit the sprin of
.  1880,-last spring,- and   realized a fail
e  crop.  There was some  defect in. the. tillage
h  that lessened the crop somewhat.,
d    I hardly know just what  facts you wis
   me  to sendyou. The   documents to which
   I have referred ou-wll give you all 1dede
   information. I  'ouYeats..  ',  xi 0.
     The  Boasd 6f WRegoiti of the Smithsonia
f  Institution  a Washington have  adoptedN
e  resolatloi grinting the use of the new No
-tional  Msum 'building   for the' Inaugura
  reception  of the new President on the 411
  of  March next.

   GAIL  HAMILTON   is about to write the
 reminiscences of her girlhood.
   MIts. L. B. KELLoUo, admitted last week,
 Is the first lady to practice at the bar in
   MRS. S.  F. CRAPN1  is President of the
 Charlestown   South  Carolina   Woman's
 Christian Temperance Union.
   Me.  NATHANIEL   WHITr,   of Concord,
 N. II., has given $10,000 to the Centennial
 Home  for the Aged In that city.
   Mue.  JOHN  JACO  ASTOR  has Sent a font
 with basln of solid silvpr to the mission
 chapel which she has established in Nebras-
   MRS.  CHARLE  STEWART  SffH   has given
 $3000 to endow a life-bed in the Hahnemann
 Hospital in memory of  her parents, John
 Caswell and Mary  Caswell.
   MRS.  MArrHA  ILIP, a Cincinnati teacher,
 has obtained notice from Washington  that
 a patent has been granted her on her inven-
 lion of an appliance for correct pen holding.
   Me.   T. F. M. CUaY,   the scholarly and
 efficient assistant in the Davenport. high
 school, delivered her lecture on The Home
 Life of the Colonists before Cedar C. T. A.
 Friday  evening, November  26.
    Mns. S. W. OAKEY,  the author of Some
  Old Letters In &ribnesa Monthly, will have
  one or two papers in early numbers of the
  same magazine,entitled Recollections of
  American  Society, in  which  we   lave
  glimpses of Lafayette, Daniel Webster, and
  other notablities.
    MeS. LizzePATTRSoN, widow ofNich-
  olas Patterson, a well-known merchant of
  that city,,has given to the Children's Home
  in Cincinnati thirty acres of land, worth
  $40,000. She  had drawn  a will with this
  bequestin it, but changed her mind and has
  given thoproperty at once.
    Mns.  MAny  J,,JA&TN, of Burlington,
  N. Jersey, has been elected postmaster of
  that city, receiving 898 votes out of '587.
  Mrs. Martinh a served tWelve ybatIn   the
  capacity of postmaster, and her reelection
  is an evidence of Woman'seappely  forful-
  filling important ofilcial duties.
    Mips LOUISE MoLATJlIN, the discover-
  er of painting under the glaeLin pottery,
  realizitig that arj, like health, was free to
  all, told her process to other artists, explain-
  ed it to reporters, and even published  a
  book  giving directions,A  man  has  now
  taken her process and patented It
    Miss MAmION  MURDOCK, 0formief  A St-
  dent of the Northwestern  Female College,
  and  a gaduate  of the  Boston Sichol  of
  Oratory, has acquired an enviable reputa-
  tion as an elocutionist in Iowa ait jline.
  aita.  She has been engaged with Superin-
  tendent .Parker In conducting a  teachers'
  institute at Independence, Iowa.
    MRS.  V. G. STox  has  been a 'bountiful
    helper of the cause of education.See al-
  ready has given from her estate, 885,000 to
  twenty-one  of our  higher institutions of
  learning, in stunssivarying from $10,000 to
  $100,000.   he  he  alo ,gliula   Iy   to
  other benevolent objects bosa*   .$.GO,000
  to relatives and friends..   .
    Mss   FRANCES  E. WILLARD   delivered a
  lecture last Saturday eveing   before the
  Philosophical Society on TheTemperance
  Question, cetically and plosophicallpcon.
  sidered.   The wording    f the toptde-
  scribes the manner  in wich  th   aeaker
  treated her subject throughout tbo lcture,
  which,  except for its brevity, was ron.
  ced on all sides one of the nist aatI ory
  of its kind ever lisened to,
     Miss MAOARET   8, CHNY gaYete 3last
  lecture in Providencelin the W9nen'   lec-
  tre  cours. oHer Subjet  ws  ''TheStory
  off a Plan.t. he Provideutee rourmal Say,
  tis   pleasant to see a young Jdy,  likje
  Miss  Cheney  mistress of her sujqiptad
f  able to Interest her hearersin ylh%1yt he

  Elizabeth  K.' Churchill, with a  view to
  bring valuable topics beoretbOwvie of
  fthat. city.' An excellenji thing to do..
d    MnS   Jons T. SAnaiNT  has againtopened
   her parlors for the Chestut Street fOlub.
   At the first meeting thee* has anuuniltSially
d  large attendance. IRev. O  A. Bartol pre-
   ided,  and spoke of Professor Pierce 4ho
   'had 'so 6fteri vtwith them there. 'Ai es-
   esy wis radby'Mr.   Thomas  Davidi on
n  the'life'Athlllillos~liy of AntonLio' RsiriQ
a  Serbati, an ItalIat'phllosopher. 'A 'dse
   slo  followed, in which  DrUI   rtolpr
   Hedge,  Mr.   11. Emory, Jr., iid'Rtv;r,
h  Mayo  defended the received philobopih and
   critibleed that of 'RoSaini    '

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