The Olivia Letters: Being Some History of Washington City for Forty Years as Told by the Letters of a Newspaper Correspondent

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Neale publishing Company, 1906 - African Americans - 445 pages

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Page 355 - OLD Mother Hubbard Went to the cupboard, To get her poor dog a bone: But when she got there The cupboard was bare, And so the poor dog had none.
Page 184 - At public ceremonies, to which the government invites the presence of foreign ministers and their families, a convenient seat or station will be provided for them, with any other strangers invited and the families of the national ministers, each taking place as they arrive, and without any precedence.
Page 239 - Constitution, expressly empowered to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution all powers vested by the constitution in the government of the United States.
Page 239 - That this Constitution and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof, and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and all judges in every State shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution and laws of any State to the contrary, notwithstanding.
Page 239 - The declaration that no State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States, * " • nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction, the equal protection of the law,
Page 331 - This decision is legal, and may be considered final. Years ago the great and good Horace Mann said that she was not only the most gifted, but that she was "the most beautiful woman he had ever seen;" and his passion for her in youthful days was as pure as though she had been a disembodied spirit.
Page 184 - When brought together in society, all are perfectly equal, whether foreign or domestic, titled or untitled, in or out of office.
Page 184 - The families of foreign ministers, arriving at the seat of government, receive the first visit from those of the national ministers, as from all other residents.
Page 250 - Because we hold that an extension of suffrage would be adverse to the interests of the working-women of the country, with whom we heartily sympathize. " Because these changes must introduce a fruitful element of discord in the existing marriage relation, which would tend to the infinite detriment of children, and increase the already alarming prevalence of divorce throughout the land. "Because no general law, affecting the condition of all women, should be framed to meet exceptional discontent.
Page 186 - ... once a week, and on the Fourth of July, which is a National Holiday, and the First of January, he receives, as a special mark of respect, the Diplomatic Corps and the officers of the Army and the Navy in full uniform, himself always appearing without any uniform. He accepts no invitations to dinners, and makes no calls or visits of ceremony ; but is at liberty to visit without ceremony at his pleasure. State-dinners are given by him quite frequently, and persons invited commit a breach of etiquette...

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