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...MMERCIAL ADVERTISER, Tuesday, November 4, 1SS4. The Presidential Election IN THE UNITED STATES. This being the great day of the Presidential election in the United Stated, we give biographies of the candidates of ihe two grent parties and of the lady who represents the Womans National Rights party. m I l elected, ; will appoint a reasonable number, ol woman as , District Attor neys, Marshals and Judges of the United states. . She advocates tem perance, and believes woman suffrage will bring about the abolition of the liquor traffic. Mrs. Lockwood also well as with his sword. The Blaine family were at one time extensive landowners in Pennsylvania, their property including the site of the now populous town of Pittsburgh. Before the date of the birth of the hero of this sketch, this property, now expresses her views on marriage and I of such immense value, had been dis Bel wi A. liockwood, the Womans Rights Candidate for the Presi dency. The, so far. generally dull Presi dential campaign of 1834 is uot with out features of enlivenment. There are people who regard the candidacy of Benjamin F. Butler as a joke, but as it means the transfer of myriads mf votes, perhaps it is wiser lo take it in earnest, and consider its funny aspect, if there is one, as an incident. But the case is very different with the candidature of Mrs. Belva A. Lock wood of Washington for the Presi dency. Seeing that women are not entitled to vote for President or hold the office of Chief Magistrate of the United States, for n party, to nomi nate for this office, and a person to accept ihe nomination, are facts apt to excite the risibilities of the aver age citizen. Of course nothing ought to be said to the prejudice of the fair sex, and to suggest the absurdity of perpetuating fruitless folly as a means of adding to the record of mans inhumanity to woman, is all that can be expected from a mascu line pen on this occasion. To say that a woman does not advance the cause of her sexs rights by making herself a laughingstock to men and an object of wondering contempt to her sisters, would be going to far. Suffice it to repeat here that a woman is in the field for tho Presidency, that she can have no votes, and that con sequently, she cannot possibly be elected. Sj Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood was nomi nated for the President of the United States by the Womens National Rights Party in California. In the latter eonvevincr the news of her nomination her correspondents say that she was selected for the Presi dency because Elizabeth Cady Stan ton was too old Susan B. Anthony too much of a spinster Mary A. Livermore too opposed to certain classes and Lucy Stone too nar row other marks a new departure in American politics. Practiced otherwise than with feminine tact it would hardty conduce to harmony in tie party. Mrs. Lockwood promptly wrote her letter of acceptance, rshe says: I believe that with your unanimous and cordial support, and the fairness and justice of our cause, we shall not only be able to carry the election, but to guide the ship of fltJte safely into port. She promises if elected, to try to promote equal privileges for all citizens, anjd to seek to insure a fair distribution of the public offices to women as well as to men. She is op posed to the monopoly of the judi ciary. by the male voters, divorce, the Indian policy, and other public questions. She, says of her letter: I have made a bid for all voters, Irish, German, temperance, monopolist, antimonopolists, capi talists and laborers. I. didnt know how to get around the Germans be cause Im temperance, and so I said, due consideration will be given to the honest, industrious, homeloving Germans The unique and spright ly epistle described is silent as to that muchvexed question, the tariff, but it says so much so very nicely, that this one oversight will be forgiven. Mrs. Lockwood is indubitably a clever woman, and, as it appears to most people, did not need the renown of candidate for the Presidency to complete her well earned notoriety. She was born in New York State in the year 1830. At fourteen years of age she undertook the care of a village school, and at eighteen that of a hus band, Uriah H. McNall. He died in 1853, leaving one daughter, now a writer more or less known as Laura W. Ormas. During the war Mrs Mc Nall assisted in the care of Union soldiers. At its close she resumed teaching, and in 1868 took a second mate, Dr E. Lockwood, now de ceased. In 1870 Mrs. Lockwood re ceived the degree of A. M. from the Syracuse University. After Colum bia College, Washington, had re fused her admission as a student of law, she entered the National Uni versity of that city, where she won the degree of LL. I. On September 23, 1873, she was admitted to practice in the District of Columbia. Her ad mission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States took place about six years after. The female candidate for the Presi dency is an active social reformer. Of Womans Rights she has long been a prominent advocate. On one occa sion she presented a petition to Con sipated, and West Brownville came into Ephraim Blaines possession through his wife, whose maiden name was Gillespie. , Young Blaine was ... Copyright: Library of Congress Source: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015418/1884-11-04/ed-1/seq-5/ Publication:
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