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Lobby Women At Washington

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Day
15
Month
March
Year
1872
Copyright
Public Domain
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lúe ÍN. x. I runtne correspondent says iat the lobby wonien havo worked hard 11 wiutcr around Congress and dono othing. Kvt'ii Mrs. Major Dr. Mary Walker has jcou little better tlian a failure ; and vin -ii, on the lGth inst., immediately af;er the adjourninont, sho rusbed upon the oor of' the Scuate, pantaloons and all, o congratúlate Mr. Tipton on his arsignment of the Oonkling and Morton .yratiny, the unfortunate Senator seeined o be unhappy in her sympathy, and jroke away with morehaste than dignity. I saw Mrs. Victoria Woodhull at tbó Capítol, the other day, trying to reach the heart of Senator Carpenter. She .walleed hini about tho corridors, and boaraed upon hint in such a soft and confidential way that I feared ho was lost. But the Wisconsin statosrnan was only laughiug at her, and in her lecture on Friday evening sho treated him without either Iovü or respect. Mrs. Woodhull once imagined that it would bo a great thing for tho causo of foinale equality if she could get a sort of official endorsement as a reprentativo of tlie Press. So she wroto to Speaker Blaine, setting forth that she was the editor of a journal of strong innuencc and wide circulation, and MKod to le itssigned aplaco in th(; reporters' gallery of the House of Representatives. Mr. Ëlaino replied that evcry cligiblo seat was already disposcd of, but if she would select a place in tho front row of the ladios' gallery, adjoining the reporters' pen, he would instruct the .doorkeeper to reserve it for hor overy day. Of couTse this was not what the lady wanted. Any woman can go go among women. She wanted, for some vague and shadowy rcason. to bo placed especially among the men ; and she said afterwards shat the Speaker bad got ahoad of lier. Sho never accepted liis ofter.

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Michigan Argus