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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE RECORDING SECRETARY OF THE CALIFORNIA
STATE BOARD OF CONTROL.
the Assembly, and also returred to a joint committee of both Houses. It urged three points : Woman's eligibility to official position on educational boards and clerical offices; her property rights; and a constitutional amend
ment conferring the ballot. It was sent to Sacramento The following report, recently made by Mrs. Mary early in December. The Board asked for no oral hearing Snow, Recording Secretary, has not been published in before the committee; yet through personal calls upon
members of the Legislature, previous to their convening at any report of the proceedings of the late convention :
Sacramento, by a special committee of ladies appointed for During the past year the Board has held thirty-six the purpose, and also by frequent correspondence with meetings, four of which were quarterly, eleven special, them during the whole period of their sessions, through and twenty-one adjourned. The preliminary action of the
our Corresponding Secretary, urging them to “respectful Board in coming together, was the election of additional consideration” and action in regard to the claims of members, and new officers in sympathy with our aims, who woman, aided by the efforts of an independent delegation bringing with them fresh enthusiasm helped to strengthen of ladies from Santa Clara county, our legislators were and cheer the hitherto active members, who forth with pro- induced to pass an educational bill, and also one in relaceeded to the accomplishment of their work. Thus rein- tion to our property rights. But so protracted was the forced, with unabated zeal have we been legitimately discussion upon those points before the final assage, that though quietly pursuing the interests of the Society that no time was given to the clause in our petition referring were committed to our charge. Unity of purpose and un- to the ballot; other questions, to them of paramount imbroken harmony of action have characterized our sessions, portance, claiming the last hours of the Legislative session. which have been occupied in devising plans for the furth-Yet for the advocacy of our cause, so far as considered, we erance of the cause. Accordingly, at our meeting of May are especially grateful to Messrs. Edgerton, Roach and 9th, a brief circular, urging the suffragists of California to Pendegast, of the Senate, and to Messrs. Aldrich, Barton, united action and seeking to arouse enthusiasm in our Coggins and others, of the Assembly; and as patiently as ranks, and to create public sentiment in favor of woman's we can we await the "good time coming" when the further enfranchisement, signed by the President and Secretary, privilege of the ballot, removing all our disabilities, shall was adopted by the Board, and circulated by postal card be granted. throughout the State. At our regular quarterly meeting Early in January letters were addressed by our indeof June 27th another comprehensive and carefully prepared fatigable Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Mary J. Collins, official document, signed by all the officers of the Board, to each of the Pacific Coast Senators repudiating the Frewas adopted, designed more especially to influence the linghuysen Utah bill, and urging them to energetic action action of the nominating committees for the California for its defeat; and the closing effort of the Board was the Legislature. This also was extensively circulated through- adoption of resolutions opposing the Congressional disout the State, and sent to each member of the several franchising movement, to be forwarded to each member nominating legislatives committees, accompanied by a brief from the Pacific coast, and also a brief memorial thereon note calling attention to the disabilities of woman, and to Congress, to be presented to that body by our distinexpressing the hope that in their selection of candidates guished friend and coadjutor, Hon. A. A. Sargent. her claims would not be ignored. Frequently also the Thus have we steadily aimed, according to our highest more prominent members were visited by special commit- judgment, faithfully to discharge the duties devolving tees of ladies from our Board, urging upon them the im- upon us, trusting that our labors may be ultimately crowned portance of the suffrage movement; also the consideration with success. Respectfully submitted by of our educational and property rights; and generally an
Mary F. Snow, appreciative sympathy with our aims has been expressed,
Rec. Sec. Cal. State Board of Control. which is a pleasing indication of the rapid growth of public sentiment upon the subject. On October 4th a special
Children are shut up in the school-room as the place meeting was called to listen to a communication from where knowledge is caught and confined for them to get. Lucy Stone, inviting us to send delegates from our Society But near by is the record of the tremendous hammer that has to the fifth annual meeting of the American Women Suf- pounded the bills into boulders, pebbles, gravel, sand; of frage Association, to be held in New York, and also
the old ice-cap Mother Earth wore on her head for a million requesting for that occasion a report of our work in Cali- of years, melting with climatic change; of cakes of frost as fornia. We responded by the appointment of Mrs. E. C. vessels bearing cargoes of stone to scatter along the shore; Sargent, then in Washington, as our delegate, and by of scratches from pre-Adamite avalanches on primeval rock. instructing the Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Mary J. But the little human Adam is never taken to this show,
knows Collins, to furnish a synopsis of our labors in the past; not what a theatre bigger than his little stage with a green also by a telegram of friendly greeting, signed by Mrs. M. curtain he is always in; understands not the compass, and A. Lewis, President of the Board of Control, and a letter cannot tell the North Star. We say hush! little folks should from Mrs. Mary F. Snow, its Recording Secretary. This be seen and not heard, with a sort of soul-murder quenching action resulted in the appointment of Hon. A. A. Sargent the spirit of curiosity, when their queries put our acquisiand Mrs. M. A. Lewis as their Vice Presidents for Cali- tions of knowledge or character to the test. So they grow fornia, and of Mary J. Collins as a member of their Ex- up after and like us, without chemistry enough to cook a ecutive Committee.
meal, or skill to row a boat, or harness a horse in haste for At subsequent meetings of the Board woman suffrage the doctor, or knowledge to restore one from a fainting fit, petitions to Congress and the California Legislature were
or hold the blood in an artery, or rescue any mortal in body adopted, and finally forwarded to Washington and Sacra- or soul.–Bartol. mento. The petition to Congress was received and pre- England's latest glory is her triumph over a few unsented to that body by Hon. A. A. Sargent, and subse-armed, half-naked negroes in Ashantee—a war without quently referred to an appropriate committee. The petition just cause, and with no other result than the burning of to our California Legislature was presented by Hon. Henry an African city, constructed by a people slowly struggling Edgerton in the Senate, and by Hon. W. X. Aldrich in towards civilization. Christianity gains nothing by such raids
Above, below me, on the hill,
To wheat before its ripening, Great fields of grain their fulness fill; To clover turning purple red, The golden fruit bends down the trees; To grass in bloom or mowers' tread-The grass stands high round mowers' They tell the same to my bare waste, knees;
But never once bid me to haste.
Be needed, spent, before one thing
And after all, if all were laid
Into sure balances and weighed, My lazy silence never stirred
Who knows if all the gain and get By breathless bee or hungry bird ; On which hot human hearts are set All creatures know the cribs which yield; Do more than mark the drought and No creature seeks the fallow field.
dearth But to no field on all the hill
Through which this little dust of earth Come sun and rain with more good will ; Must lie and wait in God's great hand, All secrets which they bear and bring A patient bit of fallow land ?
We slight the gifts that every season bears,
And let them fall unheeded from our grasp ; In our great eagerness to reach and clasp The promised treasure of the coming years. Or else we mourn some great good passed away,
Aud in the shadow of our grief shut in,
Refuse the lesser good we might win, The offered peace and gladness of to-day. go through the chambers of our life we pass,
And leave them one by one, and never stay, Not knowing how much pleasure there was In each, until the closing of the door
Has sounded through the house, and died away, And in our hearts we sigh, “ Forevermore."
Ben Selim had a golden coin one day,
Which he put out at interest with a Jew; Year after year awaiting him it lay,
Until the golden coin two pieces grew ; And these to four ; 80 on till people said, “How rich Ben Selim is !” and bowed the servile head.
Ben Adhem had a golden coin that day,
Which to a stranger, asking alms, he gave Who went rejoicingly on bis unknown way.
Ben Adhem died-too poor to own a graveBut when his soul reached Heaven, angels with pride Showed him the wealth to which his coin had multiplied.
Nature never did betray The heart that loved her ; 'tis her privilege, Through all the years of this our life, to lead From joy to joy : for she can so inform The mind that is within us, so impress With quietness and beauty, and so feed With lofty thoughts, that neither evil tongues, Rash judgments, nor the sneers of selfish men, Nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all The dreary intercourse of daily life, Shall e'er prevail against, or disturb Our cheerful faith that all which we behold Is full of blessings.
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(For Common Sense.) MY MOTHER.
BY H. WINCHESTER.
To me there's no name on earth half as sweet
As mother, dear mother, whose kindness and care
To Truth's living fountain each evening in prayer.
When age with its iron hand presses me down,
In breasting life's storms, its strife and its frown.
I hear her dear voice of hope and of love,
I hear a sweet strain from the mansions above.
In life and in death, 'tis ever the same;
Though punk in the depths of sin and of shame.
As I gaze through the mist of years passed away;
Yet I feel thou art near me day after day.
Leading and guiding my way on the road,
Whose gates are ajar and whose maker is God.
(From the Golden Age.] SOWING FOR ETERNITY.
Though humble be the field and the endeavor
o brother mine, thou sowest every day
To reproduce and reproduce, for aye.
Whate'er thy contact with humanity ;-
That influence is the germ of fruit to be.
However popular that error be, -
Truth's harvest waits thee in futurity.
We're sowing seeds of honor or of shame;
Or else to falsehood and each kindred name.
And every deed a thought beyond ourself ;
Richer than millions of your hoarded pelf.
For the wide cycles of eternity
For good, immortal, in earth's destiny.
And sends sweet hope into the darkest cell
And of an upward tendency shall tell.
In the eternal destiny of man ;
We all are workers in the general plan.
As good we sow, or evil, every day,
Or for our own regret, reproach, dismay.
With love of goodness for its lovely sake,
What lovely lives such inspirations make !
And lift our spirits to that upper air
Transparent, as the truth, whose shield we wear.
A thirst for goodness, fill our souls for aye!
And thus its kingdom in our hearts alway.
M. A. B.
The sun set; but set not his hope :
The taciturnity of time.
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CHARLES DICKENS. Mr. Jamies (for the dead Dickens) began.
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Mystery of Edwin Drood, by the spirit of ALWAYS IN ORDER. GUARANTEE This great story, begun by the gifted Charles Dickens, through a medium, at
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finished by Thomas P. James, of Brattle- find themselves in a strange puzzle. The Br Send for a Circular.
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that those most familiar with Dickens' 17 New Montgomery St. LITERARY CURIOSITY
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inferior to the tirst, and written in the pe. tinuation of Edwin Drood? The style,
culier and inimitable style which has the headings to chapters, the names of the Government.
always distinguished the works of that characters, are all Dickensian. If it is briiliant writer.
a fraud it is more marvelous, mysterious
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The style, to the very minutiæ of chap- The Mystery of Edwin Drood, purportAre safe, simple, and always ready.
mediunsbip of T. P.James, is before us, Entirely DIFFERENT and SUPERIOR the market, and has been thoroughly tried
read and digested. Resting upon an asand tested; it stands to-day the acknowl. It is a deeply interesting psychological sumption of its continuation by the great to any other machine ever introduced on edged leader of the great arıny of Sewing phenomenon, to say the least -explain it novelist, we expected to mett with some
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very unlike-when we reflect upou these and defy compet tion. works. Over 200 of them sold in the
pursons.--(S. F. Bulletin.
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There is talk of the appointment in England of a govern
ment minister whose duty it shall be to look after the inThe Sacramento ordinance requiring the payment of a terests of Science, license by lecturers is to be repealed.
During excavations at Ilkley, England, recently, an Elizabeth Peabody has commenced the publication at ancient burying ground was found, containing several urns Cambridge, Mass., of a monthly, called the Kindergarten filled with calcined bones and charcoal. Messenger
The New York Independent now consists of 32 pages a Of twenty-five liquor saloons in Hollister all but three little larger than Common Sense, about half being filled have discontinued business. A combination has been made with advertisements. It is a very profitable paper. to test the law.
What is to be done about the publication of a report of Count de Saint Croix, in order to provoke Gambetta to
the committee on the Oakland spiritual manifestations? a duel, struck him in the face. Gambetta'did not challenge Is it not time the public were informed of the result of the him, but a court of justice sentenced the Count to six years investigation. imprisonment. Times change.
Beer and whisky pay 55 per cent. of the internal revenue A book entitled “What is Darwinism ?” has appeared, taxes, while tobacco is next highest on the list. This is as the design of which is to show that the evolution theory it should be, and it would be still better if these products excludes design in Nature, and is therefore atheistic, and, could be taxed out of existence. per force, exceedingly dangerous.
Somebody says the only visible functions of the RepubIn proportion as the fashionable bonnet rises and recedes lican leaders now are to fill the offices and handle the to the back top-knot of a woman's hair, so the frizzly curls public money, and that the manner in which they perform come down over the eyes, until the most foolish of the sex these duties is not above criticism. at last look like the idiots they really ure.
It is a notable fact that in every locality in this State Judge Morrison, of the Fourth District Court, who was where the prohibitionists won a victory under the Local petitioned to reinstate certain members of a secret society, Option Law, women labored earnestly at the polls; and in who had been expelled by their associates, has decided that all places where they did not take part the license party the courts have no control over such matters.
The Boston dress reformers have invented a combination The theological press are commending the book recently printed by B. P, Brown against Herbert Spencer and his garment for female wear which includes in one piece, theories. The book is a very weak affair, and full of mis- chemise, waist, drawers and stockings. On this founda
tion are buttons to attach the rest of the rig. It is said to representations of Mr. Spencer's views and arguments.
be neat, cheap and convenient. People whose opinions on most subjects are not worth
The recent Swing trial in Chicago, in one of our most the having often imagine themselves competent to criticise
narrow and bigotted churches, shows that the old dogma public journals in a masterly manner. Whatever else they of damnation for disbelief, can no longer be maintained. may not know, they are very sure they know all the short- Dr. Swing had said in his sermons, that good and wise comings of the press.
heathen, might have as fair a chance of heaven as some Rev. L. Beecher, D.D., of Nyack, New York, kissed devout believers. He was charged with heresy, and yet pretty Mrs. Wessels. She told her husband, and he called the Synod cleared him of the charge. the Reverend to account at a public “tea party" in the
The Industrial Palace at Guise, in France, is an instiparlors of the Y. M. C. A. Mr. Beecher denied the story, tution built by Mr. Godin for his workmen, in which from and the enraged husband slapped him in the face, saying-twelve to fifteen hundred persons are provided with a " Then you say my wife lies !”
healthful, comfortable and agreeable home, where may be Prof. William Denton was arrested in Sacramento, at found the conveniences and enjoyments which are genethe close of his lecture on Saturday evening, and lodged rally only within the reach of those who are rich. While in the city prison, for refusing to pay a license, $20, for involving no elements of mere charity, it respects individgiving an exhibition. The following day he was released ual freedom, and maintains capital and labor in relations on bail, and has since left for the southern part of the of perfect amity, and at the same time of perfect justice, State, without paying the demand. The action of the while securing to the capitalist an adequate return for his authorities does not meet public approval.