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The Ladies And Temperance

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Correspondence of The Detroit Tribune. Lansikii August 3, 1874 The Executive Committe of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union held its aeoond session in this city on July 31st. The raeinbers present were Mrs. Lydia M. Boise, chairman, of Grand liapids; Mrs. Harriet A. Tracy, Lansing; Mrs. D. Wood, Ann Arbor; Mrs. H. Parkill, Owosso ; Mrs. Amanda V. Barnes, Mason; Mrs. J. W. Kobinson, Marshall ; Miss M. Louise Jones, Lansing. Letters were read from the absent members. As Mrs. Tuttle, of Niles, is to be absent from the State for several months, her resignation was tendered and accepted, and Mrs. Bleazby, of Niles, was appointed to fill the vacanoy. The oommittee deoided to issue a " postal cali " for the assessment on the various unions voted at the convention June 26th. The question of issuing an official organ y the unión carne up and was discusaed at length. Local papers as a rule bave ;aken little or no interest in this work, and in many instancos have not been willing ttr do even the advertising for the unión for a fair compensation. If all the apers in State had been thoroughly in;erested in the cause of temperance no new paper would now be needed. It was inally decided to issue one number about he middle of Augnst, as a prospectus, containing also the proceedings of the ast convention, the State address, sylla)us of reports, plans for future work, and programme for the next convention. Copies of this number will be sent to every union in the State. The name adoptd for the paper is the Woman's State l'emperance Itecord, and its motto is one of President Lincoln noblest utterances : ' Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us to the end .are to do our duty." The secretary read etters from various printing offices con. aining bids for printing the State paper. lequests from papers already started in he interest of temperance were read. 'heBe papers very kindly offer one, two r more columns free, to be controlled by ;he State Temperance Union. Owing to jrevious action, the committee did not :eel authorized to accept any one at presnt. Soine further discussion took place on be newspaper question, after which a artial plan for permanent organization was adopted and referred to a special ommittee. Some suggestions were made n regard to the State address, which was Isü referred to a special committee. A rogramme for the next convention, tobe ïeld at Grand Eapids in September, was dopted, and the committee adjourned.


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