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PRINCIPLE, NOT POLICY: JUSTICE, NOT FAVORS.— MEN, THEIR RIGHTS AND NOTHING MORE: WOMEN, THEIR RIGHTS AND NOTHING LESS. 


VOL. L— NO. 11. 


NEW YOKE, THURSDAY MARCH 19, 1868. 


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SUSAN B. ANTHONY, Proprietor. 


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THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ELECTION. 


No event of really so trifling importance in 
many years has caused so much thought, spec- 
ulation, anxiety, hope, fear, desire, despair, as 
the recent passage at ballots in New Hampshire. 
Though among the most inconsiderable States 
in the Union, all the political cormorants and 
stock jobbers were as feverishly excited about 
the result as though the fate of hemispheres and 
centuries depended on it. Once a year the 
honest yeomanry of the Granite State, a staid, 
sober, and generally intelligent people, meet in 
their respective towns and elect their town, 
county and state officers, and Federal also, as 
they become due. An annual election, on the 
second Tuesday in March, suffices for all this, 
and the legislation of the State is generally done 
in the single month of June. Left to themselves, 
the legal voters have always been able to con- 
duct their governmental affairs in a tolerably 
satisfactory manner. 

This year the sympathies of the political 
Faculties of every school have been greatly 
quickened towards that not particularly be- 
nighted region. They attempted to hang re- 
sponsibilities about the people unknown to them 
before, and it is now to be presumed not greatly 
felt by them yet ; responsibilities before which, 
if real, the very angels might stand aghast. 
New Hampshire was to sound the key-note of 
the most tremendous political oratorio that ever 
shook with its diapasons the sea and the land. 
If one party prevailed, the State would be shift- 
ed from its present foundations, and democracy 
t^ild rule. Connecticut, too, was then sure as 
a second consideration. Impeachment of the 
President would prove a failure, and react fatal- 
ly perhaps on those who instigated it. That, of 
course, would defeat all radical republican re- 
construction. Negro supremacy in the South 
would be forever and ever squelched. And 
so much secured, a democratic President elected 
next November would crown the millennial tri- 
umph. All this has been rung into the ears of 
the qaiet population of New Hampshire with 
most stunning power, by the missionaries of one 
party as curse and calamity to be dreaded, 
and by the other as consummation devoutly 
to be wished. Senators, Representatives, Ex- 
Governors, Generals, Colonels, Captains, Cor- 
porals, of all brain and bronchial capacities, for 
mere than a month shook Eearsarge and Mount 
W ashington like the crack of doom. The repub-' 
lican party mounted the stump more than fifty 
strong. The democracy, of course, we/e not be- 
hind in numbers, noise, or enthusiasm. 


But the usual good sense of the masses seems 
not to have forsaken them, and though there 
were democratic gains, the vote did not differ es- 
sentially from some former years. And so a vast 
amount of travel, treasure, time and foul breath 
were thrown away. Congressmen neglected 
their duties at this critical hour, (if indeed they 
have any duties, except to go home and stay 
there), to wake the teapot tempest. They 
revealed at what rate they themselves value their 
services at the Capital, when they could absent 
themselves in such squadrons at such a time. 
Politicians, private and in official stations, have 
learned, better than they ever knew before, that 
a home-bred people, dwelling mostly in their 
own houses (be they humble or spacious), and 
eating only the bread they earn, are not easily 
the dupes and tools, of designing demagogues. 
They rather bear the ills they have, at any rate, 
than fly to others that they know not of, unless 
they see good reason. 

And good reason they have for change even 
in New Hampshire, as many of its best citizens 
know and declare. For when party leaders be- 
come so fraudulent and corrupt as even to repu- 
diate the old code of “ honor among thieves ,” and 
to be openly, by press and platform, charging 
each other with actually stealing the funds, by 
-thousands of dollars, obtained they best know 
where and how, for electioneering purposes, 
honesrtnen should look to their porte-monnaies. 
And when the party confesses, too, that many of 
the leaders have long been “ swindlers and un- 
principled knaves,” careful housekeepers should 
have an eye to their spoons. • And when years 
are wasted, or worse than wasted, in pretended 
attempts at reconstruction, the national taxation, 
starvation and distress becoming constantly 
more intolerable, there surely are reasons for 
change of superlative moment, even though it 
come through revolution and blood. How such 
a party can ask for anything but decent burial 
is a mystery indeed ! There must be brazen- 
cheek, surpassing all copperhead possibilities. 

But the argument that condesoended from 
Congress into New Hampshire, was not adapted 
to that latitude. The democratic leaders there too, 
seem as blind as the republicans -are unscrupu- 
lous. The democracy do not yet learn that they 
are not now what James Buchanan once owned 
them to be (himself a chosen chieftain ), ‘ ‘ the 
natural allies of the slaveholders l ” Slavery as a 
politician has given up the ghost. And so a 
change of democratic base becomes necessary, if 
those leaders are not too base as well as blind to 
make it The yell of nigger , nigger, has lost its 
power, alike to terrify or charm. To spell negro 
with two gs is vulgar, unfashionable, almost 
profane. Mr. Seward said long ago that nobody 
would ever be President who spelled it so. 
None ever was till he and Wfilkes Booth sup- 
plied one. Even the cry of. “ negro supremacy 
at the South ” has lost its terror, wherever it ex- 
isted. It never did alarm New Hampshire. For 
the school boys and girls know that in only two 
‘ states are the blacks a majority, even now. 


And five years will see that majority gone for- 
ever. And more than that, as the New York Her- 
ald , in its elegant rhetoric, says : “ On the day on 
which the states are found again in the Union, 
they hold unquestioned control within all ra- 
tional limit of their domestic institutions, and 
they can sweep the nigger to the obscurity and 
degradation from which they had permitted him 
to rise. They may tear up their nigger consti- 
tutions and make new ones on their own defi- 
nitions of republicanism.” 

And yet New Hampshire democratic leader- 
ship could see nothing bettor than this 
old blasphemy against an unfortunate, but 
harmless, helpless, fast perishing race, to urge 
gainst a party whose very rottenness 
makes approach even to bury it almost impos- 
sible. Had the party wisely, if not humanely 
accepted the situation and made th^ black man 
its friend, it would have proved itself worthy 
the good name of democracy, and would have 
established itself in power, perhaps, for half a 
century. Had the democrats in Connecticut, 
last year, begun the good work of enfranchise- 
ment, and rebuked a recreant republicanism 
that employed black regiments to fight its battles, 
and then by majority of many thousands refused 
them the ballot, they need have no fear as to the 
result of their election, --just at hand. And it 
might be truly said it is not the black vote the 
South fears, but northern bayonets both impel- 
ling and directing it. Negro hate, colorphobia, 
is a northern far more than a southern produc- 
tion. New Hampshire can never be much 
moved by the coarse * clap-trap about “nigger 
supremacy. ” 

Slavery has been accursed by the universal 
conscience of mankind, as Well as by the eternal 
God. And the republican party is fortunate in 
holding the anti-slavery position, however unde- 
served, instead of the democrats. Even the 
decent among democrats are rejoiced at its fall. 
And so, what could be more absurd than to seek 
to prolong or extend a political party by post- 
mortem worship of a divinity so doubly damned ? 
Be it that the party for fifty years suckled at it9 
dragon dugs, and drew, from thence its life, 
breath and being. Its monster mother is dead 
now, and the swollen, carrion breasts yield 
nothing but purulent rottenness, milk them how 
the party may in its desperation and starvation. 

Democracy should have carried a better bill 
of fare than this to the healthful hills of the noble 
old Granite State. Had the negro been let alone in 
the canvass, wholly ignored as an element in the 
strife, and had a good, untried and unbeaten 
man been put in nomination for Governor 
(such men are there, and in the democratic par- 
ty), and had the appeal been made on grounds 
worthy a party baptized into the names of 
Democracy and Jefferson, even defeat were more 
a victory than would have been the election of 
Mr. Sinclair last Tuesday. Contending tor 
eternal right, there can be no defeat ^To be 
overpowered by. the hosts of error, tyranny and 
lies, is triumph. To surrender a righteous prin- 



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ciple for the sake of success, is defeat, and dis- 
honor too. A fellow said he builded his waH 
four feet high, and five feet wide, and then if it 
fell over, it would be a footr higher than it was 
before. The republican party is defeated only as 
the British were at Bunker Hill, andthe rebels at 
Bull Bun. There can be no victory where there 
is no virtue. The vote in New Hampshire will 
determine nothing in the future as to other 
•vents. It was surely no declaration in favor of 
impeachment. For the party demanding it 
have lost materially on their vote of last 
year. It is doubtful if that question alone gave 
or lost them a single man. The President may 
be impeached ; Jefferson Davis and all his Cab- 
inet might be hung ; General Grant may be 
elected republican president ; but all this will 
not be reconstruction even, still less union, 
prosperity and peace. Victories were of no 
avail in the war without emancipation. Recon- 
struction and union, prosperity, plenty and 
1 tu ft in g peace, can only come through a freedom 
and justice that shall know nothing, of color, 
sex, or race. Let the democracy blow but one 
honest, earnest blast on that Gabriel trump, and 
there should be such a resurrection as would 
make it, and through it all the tribes of the 
earth, to rejoice in the latter day glory near 
at hand. p. p. * 


CHURCH SUFFRAGE FOR WOMEN. 


The agitation of Woman’s right to the ballot 
has raised many collateral questions, also of 
much interest 

The religious press is reporting the tempest 
of discussion in the churches and among the 
clergy, as to the right of woman to any voice in 
church affairs. In the Congregational Church 
even, the tendency is still towards despotism., 
Christ and the New Testament were tolerably 
explicit on the question of human distinctions. 
But it was a great while ago. There were to 
be no “ Greeks nor Jews, bond nor free, male 
nor female, but all one.” Somehow the church 
now-a-days don’t see it The pulpit don’t see 
it One or two churches haVe abolished tjjie dis- 
tinction between male and female, and the rest 
are quite by the ears about it The Chicago 
Advanee and the Boston Oongregaiionalist are 
endeavoring to smother down the volcano, and 
with some success too, probably, for there are 
no late eruptions so far as appears. And with 
Professor Bartlett of Chicago, to shovel in the 
dust, as seen in his argument below, Vesuvius 
itself might grow discouraged. Questions have 
been defended before with “reasons plenty as 
blackberries,” but all such rhetoric fails to illus- 
trate the power of Professor Bartlett’s logic. 
That woman should vote who may be her min- 
ister and teacher, or what his wages, or when he 
shall come, or when be dismissed, or why, or 
who be admitted to the church, or who expelled, 
and for what reasons ? that woman • should 
indeed be anything in the churches more than 
are nests of unfledged owls, to swallow down 
whatever prey the old owls bring, the learned 
Professor argues against, from history, author- 
ity, nature, scripture, providence, and so forth 
and so on, until all owldom must be convinced 
of its absurdity, and never hoot or moot the 
question more. But let the Professor have the 
floor : She that hath ears to hear, of whatever 
length, let her hear as below : p. p. 

1. Female Suffrage stands opposed to all the authorities 
of Congregationalism for 250 years, and to Its almost 
universal usage, except in some of the Western churches. 
2. In the genera] principle it runs counter to God's 


providential and scriptural system of order. For (1) 
both nature and scripture have declared that the mar- 
ried life is, in general, the true relation of the mature 
members of the race. (2.) In the married life, the two 
constitute a real unity. (3.) In this God-ordained unity 
there is a positive difference and separation of functions 
—inevitable and inseparable. (4.) Nature itself impera- 
tively settles the general principle of that division of 
labors. (5.) In this division of duties and functions 
both Providence and scripture clearly indicate the rule, 
that the public and social representative, or official head 
of the flunily, should be, and is, the husband. 3. The 
management and control in church affairs that is in- 
volved in Female Suffrage, seems to be set aside by the 
express teachings of acripture ; — in thp following texts, 
1 Tim. 3 : 2, 12 ; 1 Cor. 11 : 3 ; Eph. 5 : 23 ; 1 Cor. 14 : 
34, 35 ; 1 Tim. 2 : 11-14. Now there are but two ways in 
which any Christian man can escape the scripture di- 
rections. (1.) It is said, Paul is a bachelor and a Jew, 
therefore this direction is one of his prejudices, and not 
to be followed. But this is openly to join the infldeL 
The other reply is (2) that this is founded merely on 
Jewish customs, and intended to be imperative only 
while, and where, they prevailed. To this it may be 
answered ; (1) that Paul was the missionary to' the Gen- 
tiles and not to the Jews ; (2) that the instructions were 
given to the Corinthian church — a church founded 
among the Gentiles ; (8) that they were also laid down in 
the universal instructions given to Timothy, a laborer 
among the Gentiles ; (4) that they are founded on reasons 
that go to the bottom of the relations of the sexes os con- 
nected with the creation and fall of man. 4. Female 
Suffrage in the church accomplishes no good end. 5. 
Female Suffrage, so far as any effect is to come from it, 
tends to introduce an element of trouble! 6. Female 
Suffrage sometimes must complicate -discipline. 7. Fe- 
male Suffrage lays an additional burden and responsi- 
bility upon our sisters, which they can ill afford to bear, 
and which very many shrink wholly Grom assuming. 


WHAT THE PRESS SAYS OF US._ 


From the Fall River (Mass.) Times. 

New Publications.— “ The Revolution ” is the name 
of a neat, well printed sixteen page weekly, devoted to 
the advocation of the principles of truth, justice, liberty 
and equality, and the right of their enjoyment by every 
son and daughter of humanity as freely as the air of 
heaven, to elevate, purify, ennoble and make happy the 
human race. It is edited by Mr. Parker Pillshugy, for 
years the champion leader of reform, and Mrs. Elizabeth 
Cady Stanton, the brilliant speaker and racy writer, who 
long since espoused the sacred cause of the elevation of 
her sex. We took occasion to advert to this publication 
a short time since, before we had seen a copy, and 
although anticipating much from such able hands and 
earnest hearts, we mast confess that our expectations 
are more than realized by a perusal of the copies re- 
ceived. It is just the thing needed to uproot the absurd 
prejudices and reform the ridiculous practices of the 
age, and we are quite sure that a paper so meritorious, 
and engaging so earnestly in so noble a mission, will he 
appreciated, and live and thrive in a deserved prosperity. 

Thank you, Mr. Times, we are thriving be- 
yond our expectations, and in the general awak- 
ening to the importance of this question of the 
enfranchisement of women we now see in Eng- 
land as well as America, we feel that our life 
work is even to be realized and women crowned 
with the rights of citizenship. 

From the Lyceum Banner, Chicago. Mrs. H. F. C. M. 

Brown. 

" The Revolution ” is a folio of sixteen pages, neatly 
printed, cut and stitched. It advocates educated suf- 
frage, regardless of sex ; it pleads the cause of woman 
as true and gifted souls can plead. 

We are agents for “The Revolution/’ and will send 
it and the Lyceum Banner one year to any one who will 
send ns $2.50. 

That is a good bargain which Mrs. Brown 
offers, ladies of the West. 

From the Owosso (Mich.) Press. 

“ The Revolution,” Susan B. Anthony’s paper, de- 
voted Chiefly to the Woman’s Suffrage cause, with Eliza- 
beth Cady Stanton and Pkrker Pillsbnry, editors, comes 
to us with an invitation to “ please ex.” We shall be de- 
lighted to ** ex ” v ith “ The Revolution,” not from any 
sympathy with its special mission, for both our instinct 
and bettor judgment say “ woe betide the d^y ” in which 


that mission shall be accomplished, bat we always like 
to see by what arguments people sustain their cause, 
disastrous though it be ; and besides, the paper is spicy 
and racy, and shows what sharp things women can say 
when they choose to do so. 

One would really think, the way most people 
talk about proposed changes, that all things 
were moving on smoothly and harmoniously 
under this “white male” regime. It is “woe 
betide the day” already. Look what a con- 
dition of things we have now. A national debt 
of millions! President on trial! finances de- 
ranged ! people taxed for all the necessaries of 
life ! poor starving, etc. , etc. Who holds the 
reins of government, Mr. Press ? We have sat 
on the back seat and watched your blunders 
long enough ; we shall now take oar turn driv- 
ing, and show more skill than the world has yet 
seen. 

From the Macon (Missouri) Argus, Mr. Proctor, editor. 

“The Revolution.” — We have received the first and 
second numbers of this new weekly, published in New 
York — Susan B. Anthony, proprietor and manager — 
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Parker Pillshury, editors. 
It is neatly printed on clear, white paper, with good 
type — and is withal an able and spicy paper, as all who 
know the reputation of the editors will readily admit. 
“ The Revolution " will rank with the able journals of 
the country, and is boond to produce an impression 
upon public sentiment. 

We had the pleasure ^f meeting Mr. Proctor 
in his own house when we were in Macon, and 
found him a liberal, high-toned man. We shall 
not soon forget that enthusiastic Sunday meet- 
ing we held there in the colored church, nor the 
happy freedmen, so^well dressed and well be- 
haved who gave us such a hearty greeting. Only 
two years out of slavery, and yet they had built 
a church and made for themselves comfortable 
homes. We found the women all ready, too, to 
take their rights. We well remember how they 
clapped their hands when we said anything 
that specially pleased them, and how triumph- 
antly they glanced at the black men when Miss 
Anthony made some rather disparaging remarks 
of the “nobler sex.” 

From the Plattsburg Sentinel. 

“The Revolution” is the title of a new weekly 
journal started in New York, with Elizabeth Cady Stan- 
ton and Parker Pillshury, editors, and Susan B. Anthony, 
proprietor. It ia a good looking, and of course ably 
conducted publication, and will doubtless do a great deal 
of good. 

From the New York Tribune. 

“ The Revolution,” under the management of Miss 
Anthony, Mr. Pillshury, Mrs. Stanton, and Mr. G. F. 
Train, continues to exhibit all its customary vivacity 
and courage, and if it ever die (which the good goda for- 
bid l) it will not be for the want of breath. The last num- 
ber contains a communication from Frances Power 
Cobbe. 

Yes, may “ the good gods forbid” oar disso- 
lution. We confidently look forward to life and 
immortality. When the council of physicians 
held over that ancient gentleman, 4 ‘Cock Robin, ” 
decided that he died “ for want of breath,” the 
discussion of his case rested not so much on 
how he died as who killed him. Now, s ifi with 
our healthy, vigorous infancy, our career should 
be suddenly cut off, suspicion would turn on 
the little Anti-Slavery Standard, sullen, dark 
and lowering, with its two thousand subscribers 
all pouting, thumb in mouth, to think that an 
advance guard had discovered that a Revolution 
was necessary in the condition of black women ; 
that, for protection in the Southern states, they 
needed the ballot as mucltas the men. Yes, 
gqod friends, if we die suddenly impeach the 
Standard. It deserves impeachment to-day for 
throwing overboard half its clients at the end 
| of tfce war. Wendell Phillips said emancipa- 


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tion without the ballot was a mockery, and then 
asked it only for black men. 

Yes, impeach the standard, too, for its cold- 
ness to “ The Revolution. ” Its behavior is 
suspicions. It will not look at us, shake hands 
with us in the street, or speak our name. And 
what has “The Revolution done? Kindly 
pointed out to its editor his whole duty as a 
statesman and an abolitionist ; reproved him , as 
he has everybody else in the nation, in turn for 
his shortcomings and inconsistencies ; and for 
all this faithfulness, he has no word of thanks, 
and turns up his nose at “ The Revolution." 

e. c. s. 


ONE OF MANY. 


We could fill columns of “ The Revolution ” 
with oar letters like the following, from one 
whose words are ever sweet music while we 
push on the conflict : 

I am quite grieved and vexed with the conduct of your 
old friends. Are we, or are they all living up to their 
own ideal, that they demand of every one else to adopt 
the same ? 

I do not admire Train any more than does Mr. Garri- 
son. I seldpm read his articles. Possibly, I lose 
thereby ; but,. certainly, I have neither his conscience 
nor yours in my keeping, and I am so tired of hearing 
him denounced and •“ The Revolution ” found fault 
with on his account, that I have lost all patience. Those 
who think they are devoted to the cause of Equal Rights, 
but who, forsooth, have never sacrificed therefor one in- 
finitesimal particle of public opinion ; who take a posi- 
tion always just beside, never beyond, those with whom 
they come in contact, and who call themselves, reformers, 
when that word is but the pa^s-word of the hour, think 
thej have a right to find fault with the editors of “ The 
Revolution ” because of G. F. Train ! One would think 
you were juveniles in danger of being led astray by going 
into dangerous society. 


A REMARKABLE WOMAN 


A Paris correspondent famishes the follow- 
ing sketch of an extraordinary female military^ 
character, an inmate of the Hotel des Invalides : 

Lieutenant Madame Brulon entered the Hotel more 
than fifty years ago, and is the only female soldier ever 
admitted to receive its support. Every champion of wo- 
man’s capabilities would find in her a column of sup- 
port — a pedestal on which to rest his principles. 

Angelique Marie Joseph Duchemin was born in 1773, 
from that hot-bed of heroes which four years before had 
produced the immortal trio, Napoleon, Wellington, 
Chataubriand. Twenty years later found her upon the 
most exciting stage the world has ever known. Louis 
XVI. was beheaded, and France a Republie. Angelique 
was a wife, a mother, a widow, a citoyenne, a soldier in 
the war of liberty. She served seven years in the vari- 
ous capacities of a private, corporal, corporal-fourier, 
and sergeant-major. At the age of 27, in the year 1799, 
she was admitted to the Hotel, not because she was a 
woman, a widow, a mother, but by her right and merit 
as a wounded soldier. There she received her support 
and the small pay allowed to non-commissioned officers, 
and in addition to this, for some time, a salary of $80 a 
year as clerk in the magazine of clothing. At the age ot 
35, she became the chief of this department with a salary 
of $650 per annum. By her economy she was enabled 
to establish her daughter, and more reoently to aid her 
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

At the age of seventeen she was a wife, at eighteen a 
mother, at twenty a widow. Her husband fell at Ajaocio 
In Corsica. Three days after she learned his fate, she 
took the uniform of his regiment, and demanded per- 
mission to avenge his death. Two brothers had fallen in 
active service, her father had died on the field of battle — 
her heart, head and hand burned to send destruction to 
the English and the rebel Corsicans, and her testimoni- 
als tell how well she fulfilled her vows. 

8he told the history of the siege of Calvi. Eleven 
months they had been blockadod, seventy-five days 
bombarded, but she brought relief to the garrison of the 
fort of Geeco ; and the cross of the Legion of Honor on 
her breast, is her country’s acknowledgment of her he- 
roic action. 

Madame Brulon said she did not mind wounds in each 


arm, nor fear the dark, but set out alone, at midni ght, 
evaded the guards, roused sixty starving women and 
led them to the fort, which was reached at two o’clock in 
the morning. She gave the women each half a pound of 
rice, which all considered an excellent bargain. 

Still later, the siege of Calvi, all the cannoniers hav- 
ing been killed, the non-commissioned officers were 
called upon to fill their places ; it was thus, while de- 
fending a bastion, in aiming a sixteen pounder, that she 
was wounded in the left leg by the bursting of a bomb. 

This last wound disabled her for service and entitled 
her to a place in the Hotel des Invalides. 

October 22, 1822, upon the proposition of Gen. de La- 
tour Maubourg, Governor of the Invalides, she received 
the grade of second lieutenant. 

During the reign of the first Napoleon, she was recom- 
mended by the Governor of the Invalides as “ one hav- 
ing rendered herself worthy, by qualities considered 
above her sex, to participate in the recompense created 
for the brave.” But the honor of decorating this re- 
markable woman was reserved for Napoleon, President 
of the Republic. Madame Brulon lives now, if living, the 
unique military female Invalid, and the unique female 
member ot the Society of the French Legion of Honor. 
Her nomination was announced in the Moniteur of the 
19th of August, 1851, at the head of a long list of others, 
without any allusion to her sex, thus : 

“ Cavalier — Brulon— (Angelique Marie Joseph) Second 
Lieutenant — seven years’ service — seven campaigns — 
three wounds — several times distinguished, particularly 
in Corsica in defending a fort against the English, fith 
Prairial— year 11.— (1794.) ” 

Madame Brulon, at 83 years of age, retained all the 
vivacity of youthful expression, and fSlt no laculty miss- 
ing but that to guide well her leet, the right leg having 
become more refractory than the wounded one. 

She wore the uniform of the Invalides, and after her 
first adoption of military dress, never left it but once, 
and that for a moment’s amusement to her grandchil- 
dren, when she assumed female attire. But the chil- 
dren, instead of being amused, burst into tears, and 
begged their grandpa-ma to go back again to her soldier’s 
clothes. 

Her hair, once raven, was white as snow, except 
some late new-comers, which had assumed their youth- 
ful hue. Her voice had the tone and vigor of a com- 
mander’s. Her eye was like the eagle’s. Her hand was 
feminine, which she gestured with masculine energy. 
Her attitudes, situations, styles of expression, all com- 
bined to make one believe that she was really what she 
seemed. Her testimonials proved her to have been al- 
ways a woman of the severe 3t principles, theparest man- 
ners’, the most unsullied reputation. Her reply to tri- 
fling familiarity was : “ I am a 'woman, but I command 
men." 

She was adored as the divinity of the regiment, and 
cherished as the palladium of its safety. 

SAD, BUT TOO TRUE 


A vert interesting writer in Fraser's Mag- 
azine says: “An immense amount of inge- 
nuity is fruitlessly expended by that noblest 
of martyts, ‘a mother with a daughter to 
marry ’ — noblest, or only to be * rivalled by the 
mother whose quiver is full of such. • am not 
much addicted to sentiment (I don’t think I 
have actually wept since I read * The Bride of 
Laifimermoor ’ in my boyhood), but the angels 
themselves might regard the spectacle of one 
who is a good woman at the bottom (though 
over-fertile, perhaps), stuck like a scarecrow 
8 gainst the wall of a crowded ball-room from 10 
p. m. till 4 a. m. with compassionato pity. She 
sits there like a Turkey merchant, with her mer- 
chandise about her. Some of the wares, it may 
be, are rather the worse for wear ; even the 
newest was fresher last winter than this. * Oh, 
public dear, will you not come and buy ? This 
is Milly, my eldest bora ; she is not bright, but 
she is good, which is far better.’ And so till 
dawn the weary auction goes on — a comedy 
surely, not quite destitute of pathos to the con- 
templative beholder. She is a good woman, I 
say, and yet sore necessity has driven her to 
this. She is fain to dress her daughters like 
ballet-dancers, to trot them out like young 
fillies, that possibly purchasers may become ac- 


quainted with their paces ; to offer them without 
remorse or shame in the public market And 
yet it is all in vain. Buyers are shy. This is 
not the sort ol juxtaposition which begets love. 


UNIT? AND EQUALITY OF MAN AND 
WOMAN • 


Editors of the Revolution : 

It has been said by our Home Journal “ you are on 
the right track if not on the right train." In looking 
o*er the columns of -a stray number of *• The Revolu- 
tion,” I noticed the above line. After some reflection it 
appears clear to me you are on the right train — the con- 
struction train — the first, most important, and yet most 
hazardous and difficult to operate of all the trains on the 
road. There is far more of peril and hard work re- 
quired to operate the construction train than the regular . 
lightning express, on an old well-ballasted track, and far 
more genius and wisdom. May God give you muscle 
for the one and brain and heart for the other. I have 
long since secured a life-time position in this movement 
as an humble laborer (road-maker perhaps, rather than 
runner on it). I wish I could only pass e x a m ination and 
get a place as fireman. Brakemen seem as yet to be 
very plenty. I have seen quite enough of humanity to 
know that, in justice, our girls and women ought to be 
better and more fully educated than they have been in 
the past. It may be true that as a nation we are far in 
advance of some others; but it is, I think, also true that 
we are far behind where we may be. We are very slow 
in learning the most important truths. Revelation, sci- 
ence, .history and our own personal experience concur 
in teaching that man and woman are, and of right ought 
to be, equals ; that man, as man, is and ever was wholly 
unable to fill to its fulness the measure of humanity 
• without the aid of womaii. In the bible account of 
creation this truth is forcibly taught. “ And God 
caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam ” etc. Whether we 
regard this expression as allegorical, enigmatical or his- 
torical, the clear, sharply-marked thought is embodied 
in it, that until woman was created man was worth- 
less so fkr - as filling up the measure of h um a ni ty goes. 
He was asleep, is the figure used, and not only asleep, 
but in a deep sleep — a sleep that, in the very nature and es- 
sence of things could have known no waking, unable to 
take a single step in life. And not only this, but unable 
to see the wayjof life. He was in a deep sleep, and so Ar 
as this account goes, so far as science, history or obser- 
vation goes, there is not and was not then any other being 
or power that could wake him from this, dreadful slum- 
ber. When the woman came near him (for such is the 
thought), God did not say in a voice of thunder, come, 
Adam, rise up ; nor did the woman, bending gently over 
him, have to excuse in tearful accents her coming and 
her willingness to share with him the dangers and du- 
ties of life, but at her approach he awoke and spoke, 
T( cognizing her unity and equality with himself. Thus 
should it ever be while the processions of nature and 
providence flow on, untramelled by prejudice, ignorance 
or bigotry, if we but truly understand the teaching of 
the past and are inclined to receive truth and use it be- 
cause It is truth we shall not be wanting. It may, and 
perhaps will, require years to accomplish what 4 4 The 
Revolution” seeks, but that it can and will be done 
seems as certain as the future. If one fails let another 
take up the work. Guided and aided by the light and 
efforts of those who have fallen, let the oncoming work- 
ers take life and nerve and genius and wisdom, mingled 
with a true faith in the possible, and suocess will crown 
the effort. Humanity — our whole humanity — shall yet 
stand forth, educated, elevated, equal, and woman shall 
be appreciated because she is in truth a part of that 
humanity, as noble, lovely, pure, precious as any other 
part. Yours, etc. Cairo. 

March 1, 1868. 


Dear 44 Revolution : ” All Revolutions are dear 
to those who hope for successful reformation, and there 
is no hope for radical reform without Revolution. All 
who have carefully recorded the events of our nation 
during thirty years past could not but know that this 
Revolution of yours must come, and in this free, un- 
irameUed West it is being hailed with rejoicing. Our 
almost boundless prairies do not present the many bar- 
riers to reform and progress that your mountain region* 
do. The mind is not so fettered, thought takes a wider 
range, and woman has more freedom, more influence, 
and is more independent During the absence of the 
men who, as volunteer soldiers, left their homes to put 
down the slaveholders’ rebellion, the women proved 



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themselves equal to the task of managing the farm, rear- 
ing the children and providing for their schools. Revo- 
lutions never go backward, and woman will soon de- 
monstrate herself more than the equal of the tyrant 
man. * 


FEMALE COMPOSITORS. 


Thebe are at present in this city over five hundred 
female compositors. This is but a small per cent, of 
the whole number of persons employed in the different 
printing establishments of New York ; yet, considering 
that these five hundred belong to what the'“ lords of 
creation” are pleased to term the “softer sex,” and 
that only a few years ago the door of the compositors’ 
room was shut against all such, we must claim that the 
number is large. 

But a short time sfoce there were only three avenues 
of employment open to woman, teaching, going out to 
service, and sewing. To prepare for teaohing requires 
what so few of our working women are able to give, time 
and money ; nevertheless hundreds, yes, thousands, 
have spent the best portion of their lives in studying 
nights and laboring days to prepare themselves for this 
business, and when prepared, have often done twice thd 
work of a man and received half his pay ! 

Going out to service requires a person of a strong con- 
stitution. Few persons have this ; besides, nobody 
wishes to be a servant. Yet worrflfh must take one of 
the above employments; or that of sewing on band 
and gusset and seam,” putting her life’s blood into 
every garment made, or starve ; it matters not much 
which. 

When that fearful war came, taking fathers, husbands 
and brothers, closing stores, stinting the press, and 
making laborers hard to be found : when all this came 
to pass, then woman stepped forward to the work. She 
placed her shoulder to the car and it rolled on firmly 
and steadily, never stopping in its course, till, when 
those spared returned to their labor, and it was found 
impossible to keep the machinery going unless woman 
was there as engineer. That is how she found her way 
into the printing-office. 

Boston is the place where woman was first engaged to 
any extent as a compositor. All praise to that oity. In 
course of time she found her way to New York. Some 
time since in a large printing establishment there was 
working a large number of persons, nearly all males. 
Now printers as a olass are extremely temperate (?), and 
as a result of this telnperanoe and frugality the em- 
ployees of said establishment found their wages insuffi- 
cient and made a_ strike. Strange to say, employers 
always like to rule their own business ; and here was 
no exception to the r ule. 

These worthy gentlemen had discovered that woman 
“ could set type,” and that if man would not work, 
wojpan would ; therefore, thinking themselves, we have 
no doubt, great philanthropists, they engaged female 
compositors, at first paying them wages equal to what 
they had paid the men in their employ before the strike. 
They did this for the very good reason that they could 
not do otherwise. Few women understood the business, 
and these few commanded their own price. This might 
have continued had it not been for one thing. 

All the time there were hundreds of poor girls in this 
city out of work, and hundreds of those who are em- 
ployed become so heart-sick over their monotonous, 
soul-grinding business, that, like the Athenians of old, 
they run after every strange god. It was so in this case. 
Immediately after it became known that females were 
employed as compositors, the printing-offices were 
crowded with applicants, and every available place was 
soon taken by those desiring to learn the business. As 
a oonsequence wages began to decline, and whereas for- 
merly they were paid from forty to fifty cents per thou- 
sand ems, they are now paid from twenty-five to forty- 
five, the average price being thirty-five cents. Man, of 
course, gets his original wages. Why is this ? 

It may, perhaps, be said that five or ten cents differ- 
ence is not much ; granted— it is not much on the work 
of an hour, but it is a great deal on the work of a week. 

A person sets up from five to ten thousand ems per 
day, sometimes more, sometimes less, according to the 
style of type and the dexterity of the workman. Now, 
with ten thousand per day at ten cents difference, the girl 
is robbed of one dollar, and in six days of six dollars, 
enough to board a working woman one week, besides 
paying her wash bill. In a year the difference amounts 
to over $300. Is this just ? 

It is conceded that woman is as good a compositor as 
man, even better, as far as dexterity goes. Her fingers 
are more nimble ; she can., therefore, set type faster and 
better than the opposite sex. Yet here, as in all other 
places, she is limited to one or two things, While man is 


allowed to learn everything connected with the printing 
business, woman must be content with setting a few 
different khids of type ; and all because “ it would not 
be ladylike to do otherwise I ” In the name of common 
sdnse, which is the most unladylike, for her to sit 
“humped” over her desk and composing stick ten or 
twelve hours, till every hone in her body aches, or to 
stir about, take hold of the printing business, and make 
something of herself besides a mere machine ? Let her 
go to work and “learn the trade,” and you will see what 
9he can do. She has shown herself competent to set type, 
now let her see if she can print. 

, When we ask why woman does not get as high wages 
as man, the answer is, first, she cannot do as many 
kinds of work ; second, the latter is supposed to be lay- 
ing up money for the support of a family. To the first 
we say once more, let her learn the different kinds of 
work and she will "do them ; to the second we ask, how 
many printers support families with this surplus money ? 
Not one in twenty I It is a well known fact that print- 
ers, as a class, are dissipated ; they will, as they saj , 
“go on a.spree,” and when they do this, are quite apt to 
use all the interest, apd dive pretty deeply into the prin- 
cipal of their bank account, if they have any. Probably 
not one girl or woman out of twenty who sets type 
drinks or is dissipated ; and we know that at least two- 
thirds of the number employed in the various printing 
establishments of this city either entirely support an 
aged father or mother, a brother or sister, or help to 
support a family ; some of them dotng more towards 
this than their brotl^ars. Besides this, many of these 
same girls come to the city alone, poor and friendless, 
and must save something against a rainy day. If not 
able to work at any time, the Father in heaven only 
knows what will become of them. They must starve, or 
do worse I God pity them, for man won’t 1 
For the sake of common humanity, as long as there 
are so few things which a woman can or is permitted to 
do, pay her ; don’t rob her! 

Talking of strikes; we heard a “ male ” compositor 
say the other day that “ it was mean for woman to step 
in and take work at the old price, when men had struck 
for higher wages; besides, it was degrading.” “ Mean,” 
is it ? well, we’re agreed. We only wish to tell you one 
thing. Just as often as possible we shall step into new 
places, and then — get us out if yoifcan. If you won’t 
let us enter in any other way, we must enter in this ; 
and, as to its being degrading, we beg leave to differ 
with you there. Woman is not degraded, but man is. 
Every time that a strike is made, and woman in con- 
sequence enters some new branch of business, she is 
elevated and man degraded. We think it will not be 
long ere the social scale will be balanced a little more 
evenly. Woman expects to be sneered at and scoffed at 
if she steps aside from the beaten track. If she edits a 
paper, man bolds up his hands in holy horror. If she 
takes the speaker’s chair he would blush, if he could. Does 
she write — she is a blue. Does she take any.prominent 
position — she is bold and masculine. If to be mascu- 
line is to be smart, do let her try ; or, are you afraid, if she 
has the chance, that a few of your laurels will droop ? 

Our female compositors have taken one step in the 
right direction in entering the compositors’ room ; now 
let them take one more and learn the business, not half, 
but wholly ; be printers and work for pay. It is not 
degrading. # 

Ah 1 how many have crawled along the path of life 
weary, heart-sick, burdened with care and sorrow, their 
feet bleeding from the sharp stones in their pathway, 
their hearts lacerated by the thorns bending o’er them, 
and -their very souls crying help, help, or we perish ; 
when, had they raised their eyes a little higher they 
would have seen a road broad and smooth into which 
they could have entered and walked erect! The path is 
rough till the broad road is gained, but then we have the 
prize ! 

Sisters, let us be up and doing. We have “ waited ; ” 
now let us “ labor." M . c. b. 


A CRT FROM CALIFORNIA. 


Send me “The Revolution.” We need an infusion 
of oxygen into the moral atmosphere of this little God- 
forsaken town of California, where men gamble, drink 
and swear away the night, and the women dance and 
dress as the chief end and aim of existence ; where se- 
cession doctrines, under the name of democracy, are 
poisoning the social element, and “ Woman’s Rights ” 
ideas are invested in one individual ; where the African 
goes by the name of “ nigger,” and some of our “fast 
ladies” dip snuff end say “you ’uns” and “we’uns ;” 
ana where the children are developing into just what 
suoh examples will make of them. Pleasant place to 


live in, is it not? But “ business,” that great American 
cormorant which swallows bo many lives annually, has 
cast us in this drift, and while we “pan out ” our des" 
tiny in dollars and cents, I want something to stir the 
brain and quicken into activity the old leaven of “ strong- 
mindedness,” whose germs were fostered in me by dear 
Lucretia Mott, when I followed her lead, and that of 
others in the old anti-slavery ranks. 

I hope and trust your paper, “ The Revolution,” will 
be a success. I see Tilton has described it as being 
edited by “ Hope and Despair. Don’t let such a word as 
the last belong to woman's vocabulary. The “good 
time ” must come ; we have been silent under the Bha^ow 
of man’s vices too long, and I am sometimes strangely 
struck with the belief that I have a work to do in writing 
a novel on the question of the “ social evil.” Somebody 
must attack this gigantic fester and probe it, but with 
delicate instruments, and tender hand, and God-fearing 
strength, to the core. 

Shocking! said a cultivated and fastidious Southern 
gentlemen the other day, when I was arguing what is 
generally called the “woman question.” Shocking 1 
Why, would you have women hold offices ? Why, I should 
not be surprised next to hear of your advocating their 
patrolling the streets as night policemen in our great 
cities ! 1 

And how many of our poor, fallen, degraded sisters 
do you suppose patrol the streets now, under cover of 
night, for the worst purposes ? I replied — luring your 
sons and mine into the by-ways and dark alleys of 
crime, pollution and misery? Yes! I would employ wo- 
men for the protection rather than for. the destruction of 
society. * • * * 


*-■ KANSAS. 


EXTRACT OF A LETTER 

Deab Miss Anthony : Mrs. Starrett has entered the 
field as a lecturer, and beei^ very successful thus far. 
. A lady said yesterday to a Mend : “ What is Lawrence 
coming to ? The wife of the O. 8. Presbyterian preacher 
lecturing ! ” Mrs. Starrett said to me the other day if 
I ever achieve a name in this field — and many say I 
will— I shall owe it to Miss Anthony, for the thought 
of such a thing never entered my mind until her sojourn 
witb"us. I send you a notice of the lecture at Topeka, 
and to-night she received an invitation to repeat it here, 
signed by seventy of our most prominent citizens. She 
has also received invitations from Leavenworth and 
other places. She will lecture all through this month. 
She never felt more composed nor more at home than 
on the platform with her first address. You may form 
some idea of the drift of it from the summing up of the 
first part. 

1. There is an agitation among women, and upon the 
subject of “ Aims and occupations for women ” that de- 
mands the attention of every thoughtful mind. 

2. Men seem to be at an utter loss to know how to 
decide the matter, and consequently women must, de- 
cide for themselves. 

3. It is utterly impossible to dispose of them by mar- 
riage. 

4. If they could be disposed of in this way in the 
present state oi the domestic relations, it would be a 
most undesirable disposition except so far as women 
were blessed with the most noble and worthy husbands. 

Mr. Starrett says “ The Revolution ” is the best paper 
out. He opens it before the Independent. 


IMPORTANT HINTS To WOMEN. 


My Deab Miss Anthony : Will you allow me space in 
your columns to give your .lady readers three short 
rules for a health dress ? First, dress without ligature. 
Second, with equal warmth. Third, let the weight of 
the clothing be from the shoulders. Nature plainly indi- 
cates that the bony structure should protect the vital or- 
gans, and when the weight and pressure of our clothing 
come below the ribs, the nerves proceeding from the 
spine at that point become compressed and life is almost 
cut off, and partial paralysis is the consequence. Then 
the liver, kidneys, spleen and stomach are injured by 
the enormous gathers, plaits and waist belts, strings, etc., 
by their over warmth, tightness and weight. The ven- 
ous blood, in its returning current to the heart, is ob- 
structed and thrown back, causing congestions, inflam- 
mations, and pain, also vaefoose veins and deranged ac- 
tion of the heart. Then, too, as the abdominal viscera, by 
continual weight and pressure becomes fallen, the dia- 
phragm and lungs follow, and the result is, sunken, ill- 
sbapen neck and bust and artificial paddings. The 
600,000,000 air cells are never half inflated, and imper 



feet oxygenation of the blood is the result, ending per- 
haps in quick consumption. We hope, as women become 
physicians among our own sex, these physiological facts, 
and many others.of equal value, will be freely discussed, 
and the human family, instead of dosing and drugging to 
relieve pain, will know how to avoid the causes. 

C. S. Lozier, M. D. 

P. S. — The commencement exercises of our Women’s 
College occur on Monday evening, March 23d, at Stein - 
way Hall, where we shall be most happy to meet all 
friends of medical education. o. s. l. 


LETTER FROM MRS. BRINKERHOFF. 


Maoon City, Mo., March 4, 1868. 

Dear Miss Anthony : Inclosed is a money order for 
five subscribers for “Th» Revolution ” and the names. 
I have spoken in many to whs on the railroad, and some 
off from it I always give two lectures in each place. 
Crowded houses everywhere, and we never fail to waken 
a deep interest in the question. The people everywhere 
are anxious to hear, and after hearing, the unanimous 
testimony is, “ all the people want is educating to con- 
vince them that it is not only right, but absolutely neces- 
sary ; that there is no other hope for the country but the 
education and enfranchisement of her women. * * * 

One of the most intelligent citizens of this place arose 
in our meeting last night and spoke in highest terms of 
your paper ; said it was keen and just in its political 
criticism, could not fell to educate any family in which 
it was taken. • 


MRS. E. A. KINGSBURY IN IOWA. 


A friend writes, although editors in this section are 
generally opposed to the movement, and maintain a digni- 
fied silence, yet Mrs. K* gets much appreciation ex- 
pressed orally and by writing. One notice of her says : 

“We take pleasure in recommending her as a clear, 
logical, and eloquent speaker, and a lady of rare mental 
cultare.” 

Another : 

“ She treats her subject in a clear, forcible, and elo- 
quent manner, pleading for simple justice for her sex in 
a manner that commands the attention of all on this 
great question. We consider her eminently the right 
person in the right place.” 

The editois of “ The Revolution *’ have 
much pleasure in endorsing the above, and sin- 
cerely hope she may be facilitated in her labors 
wherever she may go. 


MARY WOLS TO NCR A FT. • 


Allegheny City, Feb. 24, 1868. 

Mrs. E. C. Stanton— Dear Madam : Will you pardon 
a far-off worker in the good cause for offering to you a 
suggestion ? I was reading to-day for the second time 
Mary Wolstoncraft’s Vindication of the Rights of Women 
The copy I have is an old one printed in Dublin in 1793. 
I do not know certainly, but I think that the book is not 
very common, although I think there never was any 
work written on the subject to be compared with it. As 
I read, I feel that the condition of woman socially is no 
better now than it was then ; although within the last 
twenty years married women have had some concessions 
in their favor. But the old chains are still upon us ; we 
are still in the midst of a false system of education, 
gathered from the books written by men, who, consider- 
ing females rather as women than human creatures, have 
been more anxious to make them alluring mistresses 
than rational wives ; and the understanding of the sex 
has been so bubbled by ibis specious homage, that the 
civilized women of the present century, with a few ex- 
ceptions, are only anxious to inspire love, when they 
ougbt to cherish a nobler ambition, and by their abili- 
ties and virtues exact-respect. How would it do to re- 
print her bookpiecemoal in “ The Revolution,” a short 
extract every week ? Her arguments are incontroverti- 
ble, and her polished sentences are inspired by truth. 
Please think of it. 


Extract of Letter from Vermont, III. — “The 
Revolution ” is what we have wanted a long while, and 
I am rejoiced that it has fallen into the hands of Parker 
Pilltbury and E. C. Stanton . I have known them during 
all their labors in the reformatory world. 

Respectfully, H. S. Thomas. 


Dfe* fUV0tttU0tt. 


WOMAN SUFFRAGE IN WISCONSIN. 


EXTRACT OF LETTER. 

The proposed amendment to the Wisconsin Constitu- 
tion giving the right of suffrage to women was killed in 
the Assembly a lew days ago. The resolution submit- 
ting it to a vote at the election in 1868 was lost. Yeas, 
30 ; nays, 41. — N. Y. Express. 

Perhaps it would be woll to mention at this 
time, that the question of Female Suffrage will 
not be voted upon by the people of Wisconsin 
next fall. 

The proposition to obliterate the distinctions 
of sex from the suffrage clause, which so 
triumphantly passed our legislature a year ago, 
was to become, when completed, a part of our 
State constitution, and required the sanction of 
the present legislature, before being submitted 
to the people. The present legislature refused 
to ratify, — solely for want of one soul earnestly 
favoring the cause, willing to cut loose from the 
schemes of party policy and personal aggrand- 
izement, and boldly present its claims. That 
person would have been forthcoming, from out- 
side of the legislature, had not professed, friends 
therein, making large pretensions, continued 
to promise, playing the dog-in-the-manger , until 
the day set for final adjournment. 

Many of the members had returned home, and 
the debate cut down to five minute speeches, 
when the vote upon the question was taken. 
Of course, the measure was -not ratified. The 
vote in the Assembly stood 30 ayes to 41 noes. 
We did not ask this question to be submitted 
to the people of the State until 1870, believing 
that to be as soon as we could carry the ques- 
tion at the polls. As it is, we shall see that the 
question is properly before the people at that 
time, though in a different form. So let there 
be no time lost in preparing the people for that 
great event Wisconsin shall yet be among the 
first States to extend the right of suffrage to 
women. All progress is gradual, • and although 
we have sent our advance guards over the walls, 
into the trenches of the enemy, and shall con- 
tinue to reconnoitre and plan for a general en- 
gagement; we shall not make the grand on- 
slaught until there is a probability of gaining a 
victory. There will, however, be no cessation 
of hostilities to the slime and filth of that polit- 
ical expediency and bigoted prejudice that 
would sacrifice every noble principle for the love 
of plunder and popularity, though it be obtained 
through a system of usurpation. We look to 
“The Revolution ” to accomplish a wonderful 
mission. With its aid the grand army in favor 
of universal equality before the law will present 
a bold imposing front. j. t. d. 


SP1RI1 UAL1SM—A REQ UES T. 


Bridgeport, Ct., Feb. 25, 1868. 

Dear Miss Anthony : I have no doubt that any words 
of commendation I may offer in regard to “ The Revo- 
lution ” may seem like repetition, so many are the let- 
ters of this nature that you are constantly receiving. 
Yet I must say that its fearless bravery and outspoken 
truths in an unpopular cause, cheer and encourage me 
to believe that ere long a better day will come for those 
who on account of their sex are crushed in spirit, and 
limited in their aspirations. 

Ever since the first movement was mode on behalf of 
the “ Rights of Women,” I have with others watot ed 
and waited for the time to come when the agitation 
would result in something practical. 

That time we can now foresee ; and because J have'so 
muoh faith in the justice of your work, and in the jus- 
tice of your principles generally, I am impelled to ask 
your attention briefly, and that of Mr. Train through 
you, on behalf of another unpopular cause. 

From the frequent notices that have appeared in your 
paper concerning the movements of Spiritual Lecturers, 


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I judge that you must be aware that, of the ten or eleven 
million of Spiritualists in the country, and their fllty 
thousand mediums, the majority sympathize with and 
work for the advancement of the cause of “Female 
Suffrage.” 

Mr. Train, in his reservation of lands in the future 
cities along the line of the Pacific Railroad (as mentioned 
in the advertisement of the Credit i uncter of America), 
has failed to Dotice this, but has given a building lot to 
each of the different Christian societies who have done far 
less for your noble work than the proscribed Spiritualists. 
It seems to me that, in consideration of all this, the gos- 
pel according to “The Revolution ” teaches that “jus- 
tice, not favor,” requires that a building lot be donated 
to, or reserved for those believers in modern Spiritual- 
ism who may at some future day become residents o^ 
the above named future cities. 

I do not know or care what your religious belief may 
be, but I do know that your radicalism would never 
allow you to trammel the conscience of any one. 

I enclose one dollar for an extra copy ot “ The Revo- 
lution ” for six months, which I intend for gratuitous 
distribution, and you shallhave the benefit of all the sub- 
scribers I can get. Yours very truly, 

Anna M. Middlebrook. 


THE POLLS NO PLACE FOR WOMAN. 


How often are th§ advocates of Woman Suffrage met 
with the objection that the polls are “not a fit place” 
for women ! As our elections are at present conducted, 
the polls are not a fit place tor women. 

The air is filled with tobacco smoke, poisoning the 
blood of the non-smokers as well as the smokers, and so 
polluting the very garments of all present that days are 
required to cleanse them ; and oaths and obscenity fre- 
quently abound ; quarrelling among blatant demagogues 
is common, rowdyism prevails in many instances, and, 
take it all in all, the polls are neither a fit place for wo- 
men nor for decent men. For this reason too, many of 
the best men either stay away entirely or merely re- 
main long enough to deposit their votes, giving up the 
control of politics and government largely into the 
hands of the vicious and unprincipled, the low and the 
base. 

If these things are necessary, the fact would argue 
strongly against having elections at all ; for surely men 
ought not to be contaminated by such scenes. But how 
shall we know that the introduction of the feminine ele- 
ment at the caucus and the polls will not revolutionize 
these places, until we try the experiment f It is well 
known that the admission of female students into our 
colleges, as far as it has been tried, has tended greatly to 
civilize the rougher sex ; and why should not Female 
Suffrage do for our politics what female education has 
done for colleges, where both sexes meet in the recita- 
tion room on equal terms ? It Is not colleges open to 
women that have to bear the disgrace attached to thch 
barbarisms as have recently attracted the attention of 
tfie co mmun ity in connection with “ hazing ” operations. 
And there are thousands of respectable, cleanly men, 
who are anxiously waiting for the advent of women at 
the polls, that they, the men, may be protected from the 
co mm on nuisances which seem, to be inseparable — as 
things now are — from elections. 

When husbands and wives, sons- and daughters, 
brothers and sisters, go to the polls together, profanity, > 
obscenity and tobacco smoke will beat an inglorious re- 
treat, both from the caucus and the polls, and both 
places become respectable. c. a. h. 

Peterbero, N. Y. 


ON WARD AND UPWARD. 


“ Eden Home,” Chalfant, Ohio, Feb. 29, 1868. 

Mrs. Stanton : Let us ignore formalities and parade, 
and on with ihe little against ignorance, error, and 
wrong. We have passed the severe discipline of dnll 
and drum. Now to the open conflict, call the roll. 
Where are Greeley and Phillips? “ Showing the white 
feather.” They fought well for a season, but could not 
endure unto the end. “ The Revolution ” was bom to 
fight. Will it dare to falter ? Thou let it use every 
weapon and every strategy. Unmask and fight with a 
bold, fearless front— for humanity. Show up the rot- 
teness and corruption in high places. Burst the repub- 
lican party into a thousand atoms, rather than allow it 
to exist without principles. “Party,” “policy” and 
“expediency ” have driven tgl soul-life from the repub. 
licans. 

The fires of gain, Inst, and ambition consumed 
them. Out of their ashes has arisen the Revolution— 


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the outraged soul of the old party John Brown origi- 
nated. John Brown’s Spirit needs a new body now. 
Lot’s down with the dead body, which in its dying strug- 
gles has disgraced its sire, and insulted the intelligence, 
morality, and purity of the nation, by offering a, stupid, 
wine-bibbling, tobacco-simmered sot, without opinions, 
as a candidate for the Chief Magistracy of our nation, 
only to save the party. Let the party be saved though 
the nation be ruined , and Christianity be mocked and 
overthrown ! 

Amid this wreck and ruin will “ The Revolution ” 
nail to its flag the name of any true man, (yes, or woman), 
and prove its devotion to principle and right, by stand- 
ing unflinchingly in defence of principle ? If so, 
welcome to “ The Revolution.” It not, where is there 
one man or woman editor or preacher righteous enough 
to do right once in a lifetime^? If 8tanton and Pillsbury 
prove recreant to such a trust, and indifferent or un- 
equal to such an opportunity to teach this selfish people 
one long needed lesson in political ethics, when will 
there be one sent ot God to do it? Must we wait through 
other weary years of wrong and suffering for one bold 
enough and true enough, to come forth from the womb 
of time to rebuke this erring, sensual, selfish nation ? 

Thos. W. Obgan, M.D. 1 


THE IVY AND TEE OAK. 


Will some social seer or statesman please give us the 
origin of the above simile? When Cupid and his mamma 
passed through the golden gate into the blissful bowers, 
their conceptions of the stately oak, with its ponderous, 
outspreading branches, must have been very obtuse, or 
Eve would not have taken the preliminary step of con- 
spiring with the powers of darkness to blast the life of 
her natural protector and oust him outside of happiness 
and of heaven. I am led to surmise that this grand 
similitude, so full of nice distinctions and differences, 
did not originate with the trailing ivy and the supple, 
pliant, tottering oak of Eden, which, in a state of free 
agency, seems to have been of a weak and sickly growth 
and easily uprooted. If Eve, instead of listening to bad 
counsel, had fortified this embryo gem of paradise and 
then left it to send forth mental scintillations equal to 
her own, one-half of the rate might to-day be found in 
their proper places in the firmament of intellect and life. . 
Stranger than fiction is the fact that this protective oak, 
buckler, helmet and shield for woman, had not the in- 
herent strength to pass unscathed through a moral cru- 
cible ; but has come down to us through the ages, as 
yielding to comparative weakness, instead of shielding 
the tender ivy from the. life-blasts and 6torms of late. 
To drop figure and fancy, there are, at the present mo- 
ment, life-like realities of thfe ivy and the .oak. By the 
all-potent laws of social life, which have made us imbe- 
ciles, we have been educated to cling to its superior 
strength, and left perchance to- watch its slow decline, 
its fading foliage, until it totters, bends, and finally 
breaks, leaving the ivy in its weeds of mourning and woe, 
to go forth in quest of help to buffet tbe wild winds and 
stem the tide alone. Watch the isolated, sinewless thing, 
winding its way through the ranks of Priests and 
Levites, in church and state, with scarcely a glimpse at 
the good Samaritan — a phrase of humanity as illy adapt- 
ed to our Northern clime as tropical fruit. But the ivy 
still threads its winding way, sanguine in the belief— 
for so it was reared — that mental and physical weakness 
must look to the great dferve and the mountainous brain 
of man for help when help is imperatively needed. 
Finally, the ivy soliloquized that this world appeared to 
be one grand chain of mountanious cranium*, all drunk, 
and chasing each other over ploughed ground, stum- 
bling into caverns, every now and then quaking the 
very sod underfoot, until the law of gravitation seemed 
to be completely annihilated — she crept noiselessly into 
the “ Home of the Friendless.” Mr. Beecher says that 
the Priests and Levites of old jjere “ benevolent, reli- 
gious men.” Would you dare to ask him if they were akin 
to those who now stand in lull feather under the high 
noon of the nineteenth century ? I called upon one of 
modern type the other day, who counts his thousands 
if not millions, in Northern New York, and^solicited such 
aid as knocks off chains and onrivets fetters and sets 
the captive free. Did the “ benevolent and religious’ ’ 
man say, that since yon need help I will make my grave 
fqjever green ; take this purse and carry your project 
into execution of trying to help yourself? No, nothing 
of the sort What he should have said he left unsaid, and 
delivered himself thusly : “ You have my sympathies 
and good wishes, but I do not think that we suffer any 
more than God intended we should.” Seventy-three 
winters have whistled their zephyrs through the 
leached looks of this “ benevolent, religious Levite, 


Wxt 


who boasts of the success God has given him, and in re- 
turn he doles out a few pennies to help the wild karen, 
a few more to help light the conference room, and as 
many more into the treasury of the “ Ladies’ 8ewing 
8oeiety ” towards a pulpit cushion. This “ benevolent” 
man can contain the music of his deeds no longer, which 
bursts forth “ Jesus, lover of my soul ” — forgetting that 
so tiny a thing could not outlive the slightest ra-eflea- 
tion in mid-air. Or, if it retained its tangibility, where 
would be the harvest to reap ? Outside garniture reaches 
no farther than the river of Jordan ; beyond that begins 
the reckoning up of deeds and the meting out of such 
treasure to us as we have meted out to others. 

J. 8. W. Evanb. 


WHAT TEE WOMEN SAY TO US. 


A LETTER FROM FIFTH AVENUE. 

Deab Mbs. Sjantos : Your journal is to be a success, 
judging Irom the reception it has met with. I am much 
amused to see how completely taken in, I was going to 
say, but I will not, because it is not the effect intended ; 
but how excessively pleased the male portion of your 
readers arc with the Financial Department. As my grand- 
sons would say, that is a great dodge. And then the grace- 
ful way in which you tickle the vanity of the master 
sox is equally gratifying to one who knows their weak- 
nesses as well as I do, %nd it is but just that they should 
be paid by the wom^n in their own coin. Give the 
flattery strong to the men and real plain speaking to the 
women, and see which will bear it best. I have yet to 
see the man who could not be cajoled by flattery if he 
is weak, or would not act the tyrant if strong ; and I 
am glad of “ The Revolution,” if but for the satisfac- 
tion of seeing this portion of humanity given up to your 
tender mercies in either direction. I don’t want you to 
let any malignily nor the semblance of it get into your 
paper, but keep it up to the mark of your own high 
standard of honesty, especially when writing to the 
women. U6e the flattery as the best satire upon the men, 
but be true and tender to women’s shortcomings and 
just to their virtues. 

Yours respectfully, 


From Hon. Wm. Hay. — Until this morning I had not 
seen “The Revolution,” and was pleased to find it 
published iu convenient form for preservation and bind 
ing. Allow me to congratulate you and Mrs. Stanton 
upon its preliminary success, and to hope that it may be 
continued till woman enjoy all civil and political righto, 
especially that of suffrage— preservative of all other 
rights. 

Please find within $2 for a year, at the expiration of 
which my subscription shall be renewed and pre-p&id. 

Respectfully, Wm. Hay. 

Saratoga Springs, N. Y., Feb. 26, 1868. 


A Liberal Association in Washington. — There is one 
scientific body at the Capital, the Washington Statistics] 
Society, “ ol which Hon. Alexander Delmar, Director of 
the Treasury, Bureau of Statistics, Is President, Prof- 
J. K. H. Willcox, of the Howard University, is Secretary, 
and Rev. D. B. Nichols, Librarian of the Howard Uni. 
versity and Bureau of Statistics, is Librarian and Treas- 
urer,” that throws its doors open to women and welcomes 
them on equal terms with men.- w. 


MAY WOMEN PREACH? 


John Strickland, a respectable and serious man, a 
local preacher among the Methodists, used to relate the 
following anecdote : 

“In conversing once with a dissenting minister, on 
the subject of the ministry of women, he told J. S. that 
some time before, he had himBelf delivered a discourse 
against the practice, from that passage : ‘ I suffer not 
a woman to teach.’ Alter returning home he had 
occasion to call his little girl to dinner. 

“She tarried a little, being busied in reading the 
Bible. ‘I asked her why Bhecame not sooner?’ She 
said, ‘ Oh ! father, I am reading something so pretty. ’ 
‘What is it?’ said I. She replied, ‘Paul went into 
Philip’s house, and he had lour daughters that did 
preach,;’ remarking ‘the word in our version to 
prophecy, but I looked,' said she, ‘at the Greek, and 
found that it should be translated preach 

“The minister added, ‘I felt mortified to think that 
my own little girl should pull down all my sermon ; 
but I perceived my error, and hope J shall never speak 
against women’s preaching any more.' "—Armittead's 
Select Miscellanies* 


LETTER FROM LONDON. 


February 26, 1868. 

The Social Science Association (a body of very great 
importance over here, numbering as it does among its 
members most of the ablest thinkers and writers of the 
time), on the 7th cf December last, formed a Committee 
to consider the laws relating to the property and main- 
tenance of married women. Recently a meeting was 
held by the Association to discuss a “ draft report ” of 
the Committee so lormed. Sir Erskine Perry presided. 

The law reformers (among whom the chairman of this 
meeting is accounted a notable one), have been striving 
to altar the laws relating to married women lor some 
years past, and their efforts have not been all in vain. 

The report commenced by referring to a bill intro- 
duced to the House of Commons by Sir E. Perry, as tax 
back as 1856, at the instance of the Law Amendment So- 
ciety. Since then some of its provisions were embodied 
in the Divorce act, but no further action has been taken 
in the matter. Something more would have had to 
be done by the Legislature, had not the courts of 
equity stepped in to correct the antiquated rules and 
harshness of our courts of law. Equity has long ago 
rejected the legal fiction of a married woman having no 
personality ; has recognized that a married woman may 
possess separate property without disturbing tbe har- 
mony of the married state ; that, having property, she 
may dispose of it at her own pleasure ; that she may 
make contracts respecting it ; and, as a necessary conse- 
quence, that she pay sue or be sued on her own con- 
tracts. “ After due consideration,” say the Committee, 
“ we have prepared a bill.” The following are its ohief 
provisions : 

“ That the act of marriage shall not confer any title to 
real or personal estate ; that a married woman sh^n be 
capable of holding, alienating, and bequeathing pro- 
perty, and of suing and being sued, as if she were a 
femme sole ; that the earnings of a married woman, in 
any occupation carried on by her separately from that of 
her husband, shall belong to herself ; that when a mar- 
ried woman dies intestate, her hnsband shall have the 
same share of her personal estate as such married wo- 
man would have of the personal estate of her hnsband if 
he died intestate ; that a married woman shall be liable 
upon her own contracts, or upon those which she may 
enter into jointly with her husband ; that nothing in the 
act shall interfere with ante-nuptial settlements and 
agreements.” 

The system in vogue in the state of New York found 
great favor with the Committee, who say they would like 
to see it tried here. I have given you but a poor idea of 
the report, which is a very long document When it was 
read, a debate was commenced by Mr. Frederick Hill, 
the Chairman of the* Committee. Although there was 
some difference of opinion expressed on points of detail, 
a resolution expressive of a general concurrence in the 
principles laid down in the report — that a husband 
should not necessarily and oe a matter of course have 
uncontrolled possession of the property of his wife, 
and that a hnsband neglecting to support his wife should 
be directly compelled by law to do so— was duly carried. 

A notable incident is reported to have occurred at the 
Reform Conference held at Manchester, by the National 
Reform Union. Many gentlemen known to fame were 
present, and the proceedings were rather lively through- 
out, demands being made for Parliaments to be elected 
every three years ; household suffrage for the counties — 
the rural parts same as in the boroughs, no distinction — 
and the protection of the ballot for the voter. At the 
dose of the report we have the following choice bit : 

“ A Miss Wilson then moved : ‘ that this Conference is 
of opinion that any householder rated to the relief of 
the poor ought not to be excluded from tbe franchise.’ 
Mr. Carrier seconded the motion, which was supported 
by Mr. Jacob Bright, M. P., but alter an explanation 
from the Chairman as to the rules governing the Reform 
Union — which rules restrict the suffrage to male occu- 
piers-:- the resolution was withdrawn. Three cheers 
were then given for Miss Wilson.” Not 60 bad this. 
Miss Wilson must be a very plucky woman. The press 
might have given us a fuller report of the scene. [For 
lull report see last “ Revolution?’— Ed.] Mr. Jacob 
Bright steed to the Conference that he had been in 
formed by Mr. Lings, of the overseer’s office, that un- 
der tbe new Reform Bill there would be about 7,000 fe- 
male householders in Manchester, as near as he could 
guess. They should follow Lily Maxwell’s example 
when they have a chance. ^ 

A few earnest men have recently formed in London a 
branch of The International League of Peace, and the 
movement promises to grow into a very powerful one . 
Here are a few of the names of gentlemen that have 
given in th e * T adhesion to the League ; Goldwin Smith 


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lb* §*Mtttti0ti» 


Victor Hugo, Louis Blanc, P. A. Taylor, M. P., Algernon 
Charles Swinburne, and F. Landplphe. Mr. Edmond 
Beals is the President, and Prof. Cassal and Mr. T. 
Onedella, Secretaries. I was present at the first meeting, 
when it was proposed to form this society, and I came 
away persuaded that the men who had commenced the 
work were eminently qualified as well as determined to ' 
carry it out to a great issue. I now learn that the pro- 
vinces are responding to the principles the association 
had proclaimed, and branches are being formed in seve- 
ral of the chief centres of industry. The work the asso- 
ciation seeks to inaugurate is no trivial one ; it is to en- 
deavor “ to instill into the hearts of the peoples, by all 
moral and legitimate means, a truer sense of their inter- 
ests and their duties than at present exists ; to inaugu- 
rate an era of international comity, by teaching nations to 
tying away doubts and fears and jealousies, and march 
shoulder to shoulder on the glorious path of civilization 
and progress.” Wifla seven millions of men in Europe 
under arms, the League will have plenty of work to do. 
There are branches of this society in France, Germany, 
Italy, and in Switzerland, the headquarters being at 
Berne, Switzerland. It is decided so commence a course 
of lectures in London, and the following gentlemen are 
to be solicited to give one or more each : The Rev. C. 
H. Spurgeon, Mr. Algernon Charles Swinburne (the 
poet), the Rev. Newman Hall, Mr. Goldwin Smith, Mr. 
Rogers (Oxford University), Professor Fawcett, M. 
Louis Blanc and M. Ledru Rollin. It is thought that 
most if not all of these gentlemen will aid in the way 
asked of them. I am specially pleased to see the name of 
Mr. P. A. Taylor, M. P., down upon the books of the 
League. He is a fine radical and able politician, 
wafmly in favor of women voting, believing that the 
time is not far distant when it will be thought absurd 
that one-half of the community should be excluded from 
the franchise on account of their sex. When asked to 
join the League of Peace, he said “ that he believed in 
it. Peace we must have, even if we have to go to war to 
get it.” * l. x. h. 


VANITY FAIR. 


What would Bunyan have dreamed over the 
following : 

“Jennie June,” in a letter to the Cincinnati Com- 
mercial, says : 

Musical receptions, or “musicale,” as they are 
familiarly called, are this season very ceremonious af- 
fairs, and require an elaborate evening toilette. No 
more washed muslins or second season silks, but fresh 
faillea, with trains two yards long, and waist trimmed 
with point lace, or if lighter materials are preferred, 
white organdie, puffed and frilled over pink, blue, or 
violet silk, and wide EmpresB sashes, involving the cost 
of an ordinary dress. 

The constantly-increasing expenditure in dress is a 
subject of universal remark. There are no cosy “ teas,” 
or parties, or sociables now, at which “ dress ” is not 
required, and if we go on at this rate we shall soon have 
to sleep in puffs and gold powder, and wear white kid 
gloves at the breakfast table. 

How young ladies manage, who go to a ball or a party, 
a dinner or a reception, every evening, and sometimes 
two or three of an evening, is past comprehension, par- 
ticularly as white shoes, as well as white gloves, are in- 
dispensable, dresses enough so that one may not be 
worn more than twice in a season, and a carriage sup- 
plied when an escort has been invited. We have heard 
of some young ladies whose bills for carriage hire ran 
up to seventy- five dollars per month. A heavy item in 
addition to their dry goods and millinery bills. No 
won dei' pater familias .wishes them married, or at least 
engaged. 

It must not be supposed, however, that extravagance 
is confined to women. These expenses are, in a measure, 
forced upon them. Every year the requirements of so- 
ciety become greater, and the preparations for occasions 
of social festivity more lavish. “Sociables" were in- 
stituted a few years ago to provide dancing and amuse, 
ments without the fatigue of late hours and expense of 
balls : yet, every meeting of the fashionable sociables is 
now, to all intents and purposes, a ball, and requires all 
the usual items of dress, carriage, bouquets, and the 
like. 

At a recent meeting of La Coterie Blanche, in Phila- 
delphia, the floor was covered with white satin paper, 
marked off in red mosaics, at a cost of three hundred 
dollars. For the decorations, hundred s of singing birds 
were provided, and groups of beautiful flowers arranged 
between every light. The progr names were printed on 


white satin, arranged in the form of a book, with silver 
edges and ornaments, with grtfhps of white and red 
roses and lilies of the valley upon the covers. 


CHARACTERISTICS OF AMERICAN 
WOMEN. 


TRANSLATED FOR “ THE REVOLUTION.” 

Under this heading, the Qartenlaube (published at 
Leipzig), the widest read German periodical in the 
world, has an article written by CoL C. L. Bernays, of 
Missouri, which relates the following : 

“ . . . . Many hundreds ot women were, during 
the war, employed in the United States Treasury, to 
trim, count, and pack the thousands of millions oi notes 
emitted by the Federal government as currency— in de- 
nominations all the way from five cents to one thousand 
dollars. Not one note was purloined ; wnile, with the most 
carefully selected corps of male employees, embezzle- 
ments of the largest, as well as of the smallest amounts, 
would have been of daily occurrence. Stories are told 
of wild bacchanals and nightly orgies at the Treasury. 
The chastity of those women has largely been impugned : 
their honesty has never been cast under doubt. 

“This fact came to my knowledge, as I was about to 
pay off a regiment of Illinois troops stationed at a small 
town in Kentucky. All my cut fractional currency was 
exhausted ; and I could not hare proceeded with ihe 
payment next day, without previously parceling at least 
one hundred of the sheets, containing twenty-five cent 
notes each. I chanced to observe a group of school- 
children playing in front of my quarters. I called them 
in. There were five boys and six girls. I offered to each 
a bran-new ten-cent note, if they would cut up the 100 
sheets. They cheerfully consented ; for our young folks 
are intent on acquiring money even from the tenderest 
age. Thereupon, I seated the boys together, and the 
girls likewise— giving to each party 50 sheets. When 
they had finished, I set my clerk to count over the pack- 
ages. Of those which the boys had cut and tied, but 
one of the ten was complete ; while from the girls*,, 
packages not a note was missing. One of the-girls was 
the daughter of the planter at whoso house I had estab- 
lished my headquarters. In the evening, I told her the 
result of the counting, — that one dollar and forty-five 
cents were missing, and that this had been purloined 
by the boys. At once, the girl darted from the room, 
hastened to her playmates, drove them from house to 
house, until they found all the boyB who had helped to 
cut the currency notes, and compelled them to restore 
the petty spoil. Each of the boys had appropriated to 
himself a few cents. Fairly radiant with inmost satis- 
faction, my host’s little daughter brought the entire 
lacking sum to me on the following morn : * We girls got 
it all back from the boys— all but five cents, which my 
mother put on.’ 

“ After this, I believed the report regarding the hon- 
esty of the female Treasury employees. I am firmly 
convinced that what here happened on a small scale, 
will take place on a great scale whenever women shall 
come to share in the administration of public affairs. 
The women will compel the men to a higher probity. It 
is a fact that, until within a few years, the Missouri 
Penitentiary contained, among hundreds of convicts, not 
one woman. If I recollect rightly, it was in 1858 that 
a woman from St Louis was sentenced to several years’ 
imprisonment for having, in a fit of jealousy, shot her 
lover. The Governor at once set her free : ‘ The Peni- 
tentiary at Jefferson City has no accommodations for wo- 
men ! ’ That the universal disinclination of men to 
prosecute and to condemn a woman or girl, bears a part 
in this, is true indeed. But, nevertheless, it is certain 
that the women of America have consciences immeas- 
urably more delicate in regard to possessory rights, than 
the men. The political equalization of the sexes will 
elevate the standard of public integrity. Of course, 
women will, for a time, imbibe some of the lax princi- 
ples of the men ; but, as soon as the equilibrium is re- 
stored, the average condition of the public morals will' 
assuredly be found to have achieved a vast gain. . . ” 


What’s in a Skin. — In the court of Special 
Sessions one day last week, Justices Dowling and 
Kelley presiding, an African was called to an- 
swer to a charge of petit larceny, and pleading 
guilty, was sentenced to three months in the 
Penitentiary. The next case called was that of 
a Celt, also charged with petit larceny. He 
also pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to one 
I month in the Penitentiary. 


THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE 
INTERPRETED AT LAST. 

The venerable Thaddeus, whose sirname is 
Stevens, has made a discovery. He has read 
the Declaration of Independence and “reflected 
upon the subject.” He has done more. He has 
come ** to a sincere conclusion.” Better 
late than never. But hear the venerable 
sage : 

Fortieth Congress, Washington, D. C., 1 
March 11, 1868. J 

Hon. John W. Fobnet — Dear Sir : I have long, and 
with such ability as 1 could command, reflected upon 
the subject of the Declaration of Independence, and 
finally have come to the sincere conclusion that uni- 
versal suffrage was one of the inalienable rights In- 
tended to be embraced In that instrument by our fathers 
at the time of the declaration, and that they were pre- 
vented from inserting it in the Constitution by slavery 
alone. They had no intention to abandon it as one of 
the finally enumerated rights but simply to postpone 
It. The Committee on Reconstruction have inserted 
that provision with great unanimity in the bill admitting 
the State of Alabama into the Union. They have finally 
resolved that no state sh&li be admitted into the Union 
unless under that condition. I have deemed this notice 
necessary that the States now in process of construction 
or reconstruction may be advised thereof. 

Yours, etc., Thaddeus Stevens. 

CoL John W. Fobnev, Editor Press. 

And “ Universal suffrage ” means not quite 
half the human race. Such is political misuse 
and mockery of language. Should our old Nes- 
tor give his Declaration of Independence another 
. reading, and seventy years more of “ reflection,” 
who knows bnt he might reach another “sin- 
cere conclusion,” namely, that if “ resistance to 
tyrants is obedience to God ” in man, it may be 
not less so in woman. But Mr. Stevens’s State 
Senate has just voted against even colored 
manhood suffrage, more than five to one. 

THE AUTHOR OF SEXOLOGY. 

The Chicago Covenant says Mrs. Willard is a 
mystic, living apart from the world while living 
in it, with intellect ol the loftiest order, and a 
moral nature of the highest tone, who sees in 
the social disturbances of the present only the 
travail throes, which shall usher in “ the good 
time coming.” Her views are, many of them, 
widely different from those generally accepted. 
But they are advanced in a most excellent spirit, 
not to gain notoriety, not in bitterness, or hos- 
tility to the existing order of things, but from 
the conviction that she is right. Her recent 
elaborate work on the Natural Law of Sex, is 
well worthy not the mere reading but careful 
study of all who would penetrate the* mysteries 
of human nature in its relations backward to 
the Infinite source of all material, mental and 
spiritual being. Some men learned in the sci- 
ences question, and it may be justly, a part of 
the doctrines maintained or inculcated ; but no 
greater mistakes have ever been committed than 
by those whose claim to wisdom has been loud- 
est and longest asserted, and most profoundly 
respected and reverenced by myriads of the hu- 
man race. # 

All who would reform society, all who(would 
emancipate the laborer from the capitalist, and 
women from the dominion of men, should read 
this book. Price $2 25. Published and for 
sale by J. R. Walsh of the Western News Com- 
pany, Chicago, HI., sold at retail by the trade 
generally, and at the Banner of Light office, 
544 Broadway, New York. 

One half of the .British revenue comes out of 
smokers and drinkers. We should have few 
tears to shed if those classes paid it all, in that 
country, in this and every other. 


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€l)e Btoointion. 


ELIZABETH CADY STANTON, 
PARKER PILLSBURT, 


Editors. 


SUSAN B. ANTHONY, Proprietor. 


NEW YORK, MARCH 19, 1868. 


ROW MAN LEGISLATES FOR WOMAN 
AT ALBANY, 
i • 

PROCEEDINGS OF THE N. Y.LEGISLATURE — THE SUP- 
PRESSION OF PROSTITUTION. 

Mr. Brush, of Duchess, introduced an important bill 
this morning, to suppress prostitution in the Metropoli- 
tan Police Diatrict.-and forthe better preservation of the 
public health therein. It is the same bill as was pre- 
sented to the Assembly last year by Mr. Jacobs. It was 
drawn up by the Boards of Metropolitan Police and of 
Health. The first section makes it a misdemeanor, pun- 
ishable with a fine of not less than $100 nor more than 
$800, for any person, or their agent or attorney, Entitled 
to the possession or rents, issues or profits of any build- 
ing or part of building in the Metropolitan district, to let, 
lease, or in any manner permit such places to be used as 
a bawdy-house, assignation-house, or house of ill-fame, 
for any lewd, obscene, or indecent purpose. The other 
sections impose a like penalty upon any one who is in 
any manner interested in such places. Any person who 
shall at any time act or behave himself or herself as mas- 
ter or mistress, of having the care or government of 
such house, shall be deemed to be tbe real keeper of the 
place and be subject to all the penalties therefor. The 
Metropolitan Police are to bring all suits to recovor the 
penalties. The judgment of the Court is to be con- 
sidered a Hen on the house and its contents. All leases 
for such houses shall become absolutely void. The 
police are required to keep a list of all such houses and 
their occupants, which list is not to be made public. 
The remaining sections of the bill give the Metropoli- 
tan Board of Health supervision over all registered 
places of prostitution, and they shall select a hospital 
for the treatment of all persons suffering from secret 
diseases ; when such diseased persons are taken from 
any house of prostitution the keeper of the house is to 
be compelled to pay all their expenses and board. The 
duties of the Board of Health are similar to those con- 
ferred upon the medical authorities in Paris. 

This bill, as presented in onr daily journals 
last winter, section by section, is a disgrace to 
the decency and humanity of the nineteenth 
century. Before we engraft on this yonng re- 
public the refinements of vice from the effete 
civilizations of the old world, we conjure 
every legislator at the capital, and every wo- 
man throughout the state, to read and ponder 
the bill under consideration. Whoever usdli ex- 
amine it carefully, section by section, will find 
that it is not a bill to suppress prostitution, but 
to legalize it. 

It requires every young girl who leads this 
miserable life, to register her name in a book, 
kept by the police, and thus announce prosti- 
tution as her profession. Think of the hard- 
ening effect of this shameless act on the young 
victim— oft repenting, resolving a better life — 
never confessing even to herself that she chooses 
this means of support — now* compelled by legis- 
lators, who should be the protectors of public j 
virtue, deliberately to admit that henceforth ! 
prostitution is to be her profession. Having 
registered her name, she is to be under the con- 
stant supervision of a Board of Health, com- 
posed of men I to be watched and kept for the 
safety and convenience of the depraved and 
licentious of their own sex. “The duties of 

\ the Board are similar to those conferred upon 
the medical authorities in Paris.” What man 
who has transgressed the immutable laws of na- 
ture, and suffers the inevitable penalties, would 


consent thus to register his name, though old in 
crime ? 

Yet is it nothing to virtuous, healthy, high- 
toned women that men come to them from the 
by-ways of vice, to poison the family purity and 
peace, to stamp the scars of God’s curse on the 
brow of infancy, and make lazar-houses of all 
our homes? What father in the state of New 
York would consent to such legislation for his 
young and erring daughter ? We ask for all the 
daughters ot the state the same protection and 
consideration that we desire for our own. Let 
our rulers consider that to-day they may be 
legislating for the frail ones of their own house- 
hold, as it is from the gay and fashionable 
throng that vice recruits for its palsied ranks 
her most helpless victims. 

Moreover, this bill is grossly inconsistent. 
After legalizing prostitution, registering the 
names of its victims, providing hospitals for 
their treatment, why make it a crime to rent 
them a house where they can follow their pro- 
fession ? If the public good requires this an- 
nual holocaust of womanhood, why fine those 
who keep or let these pleasure palaces for the 
accommodation ofl those who make the laws ? 
If onr rulers at Albany are to maire vice 
respectable by legalizing prostitution, affixing 
the seal of the state to such a bill of abomina- 
tions as the one before us, why suppose that 
the “medical authorities.” of New York, the 
Board of Health or the Metropolitan Police 
(all men of like temptation with onr rulers) 
will exercise a wise supervision iu suppressing 
crime sanctioned by the state ? Oh ! men of 
New York, the best legislation you can give us 
for the suppression of prostitution is to make 
woman independent, educate your daughters 
for self-support, make it respectable for all 
classes of women to labor, and open to them 
all tbe honorable and profitable posts of life. 

So long as woman is dependent on man, she 
will be the victim of his lust “Give a man a 
right,” says Alexander Hamilton, “ over my sub- 
sistence, and he has a right over my whole 
moral being.” 

Look at the multitudes of young girls caged 
in palace homes, enervated and helpless by lives 
of ease, luxury and dependence, and wonder 
not that when, by a sudden turn in the wheel of 
fortune they stand face to face with the stern 
realities of life, if temptation comes to them 
with gilded hand, they be drawn down the 
whirlpool of vice to destruction. But make wo- 
man independent — make the mother ofthe race 
dictator, as God meant she should be in the so- 
cial world, and moral power will hold the ani- 
mal beneath its feet. We are living to-day 
under a dynasty of brute foroe. The masculine 
element everywhere overbears the feminine, 
crushing out all aspirations towards a noble, 
generous womanhood. In fact we have no wo- 
men ; the mass are monstrosities, but enfeebled 
men, reflections of the r uling element, moulded 
after the man idea, fitly described tty the prophet 
Ezekiel as mothers who devour their own 
children and sell the souls of men for bread. 

For twenty years we have asked the men of 
this state to give us the “ballot,” that great 
moral lever by which woman can be raised from 
the depths of her degradation and made to 
assert herself in the world of thought and ac- 
tion. To-day we demand it as the best “ bill 
for the suppression of prostitution ” that onr 
rulers can present to the people of this state for 
their thoughtful consideration. e. c. s. 


Price of “The Revolution.” — Wall street 
thinks ten cents too high for sicgle copies of 


onr paper, and suggests that the sale would in- 
crease a hundred fold in that locality at five 
cents. We submit that an increase of sales on 
those terms is not desirable. But, gentlemen, 
at two dollars a year, the regular subscription 
price, yon would get your papers at much less 
than five cents a copy. 


WASHING! ON GOSSIP. 

“ Opera-glass ” in hand, we entered the Su- 
preme Court Having visited in our early days 
the French Court of Cassation, the Court of 
King’s Bench and the Court of Chancery in 
England, and having associated all our life with 
the ablest lawyers in the country, we entered 
the august presence of the United States Su- 
preme Court with a deep feeling of veneration 
and national pride. Here we thought do great 
questions of jurisprudence receive their finaj 
arbitrament ; here do wise, far-seeing Judges ex- 
pound onr codes and constitutions and mete 
out justice to 30,000,000 of the most civilized 
people on the globe. Here have freedom and 
slavery been weighed in the scale, and when the 
mortal spark of Taney went out, slavery kioked 
the beam and justice said liberty to all. With 
such reflections we reverently raised our eyes 
to the embodiment of all the majesty and gran- 
deur our imagination had pictured. We hesi- 
tated to use our “ opera glass,” lest it should 
not seem respectful to suoh dignitaries, and lest 
the magnifying and intensifying of such great- 
ness and glory might be death to the gazer. 
But whatever is dangerous there is a Z38t in 
doing, and so we looked at the Bench. Of its 
personnel, however, we shall say nothing, be- 
cause it unsettles the mind of man in the serious 
Work of life to call his attention to physical 
gracp, beauty or proportions. We chanced in 
a Washington letter not long since to speak of 
the preponderance of “ handsome men ” in 
Congress, and the entire press was all agog for 
days on Hie subject, to the serious detriment of 
the graver questions of reconstruction and im- 
peachment. Having returned to their legitimate 
duties, we must be careful to say nothing to 
disturb the equilibrium of those who now hold 
in their hands the destiny of the nation. A 
Washington lady, however, reuarked to ns : 
“Those Judges on their pedestals look like a 
gallery of mummies, just fit to be put in glass 
cases and sent over to the Smithsonian.” We 
were shocked with the remark, and sighed to 
think how woman’s respect for masculine pre- 
tention is fast passing away. Nevertheless, 
there sat the eight, in robes of justice, calmly 
contemplating Caleb Cushing, who stood before 
them expounding points of law. Chief-Jus- 
tice Chase and Judge Nelson shaded their 
faces with the printed testimony of Caleb’s 
voluminous points, but with our glass we per- 
ceived that their large, soft eyes frequently 
wandered from their books to the ladies on the 
left. 

Two of the younger Judges seeming a little 
restive under an opera-glass inspection, our 
companion suggested that she had often felt 
the same when male eyes had thus magnified 
her beauties and detects, and so seizing the 
glass, she too, took a deliberate view. 

Judge Nelson and Chief-Justice Chase honor 
the position they hold, but what shall be said 
of the rest ? ^ 

Happily for the country, this ancient tribunal 
has by one of its decisions resolved to have as 
little to do with reconstruction and other poli- 
tical questions as possible. It would do still 




better if it would let current politics wholly 
alone. Its grave doubts and antique wisdom 
are not equal to an unprecedented and extraor- 
dinary emergency, whose needs cannot be 
measured by rules deduced from the black let- 
tered lore of the Feudal systefn, but whose solu- 
tion demands decisive action and common 
sense. Let the Supreme Court devote its 
somewhat stolid learning to the adjustment of 
controversies between its old acquaintances, 
John Doe and Richard Roe, wherein its “ wise 
siws and modem instances -’ will come into full 
play. Taney tarnished its reputation by pro- 
nouncing a political harangue in the Dred Scott 
case. Let Mr. Chase and his associates not 
drabble their robes in such dirty waters. Let 
them reserve to us one department of the gov- 
ernment in which the fell spirit of partizanship 
shall not be allowed to thrust its hated form. 
Let the Chief-J ustice devote his fine powers to 
his great tasks, and strive to fill the seat once 
adorned by Jay and Marshall. Then shall he 
be mor3 honored and happy than if he stood 
four years in the White House as the successor 
of Andrew Johnson, dispensing spoils to a pack 
of hungry political wolves, who, even while he 
fed them, would turn and rend him to pieces. 

E. C. 8. 

NEW YORK COMMON SCHOOLS. 


ANNUAL BEPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF 
PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. 

Victor M. Rice, Superintendent of Public 
Instruction, has presented to the New York Leg- 
islature his Fourteenth Annual Report. The 
statistics compiled with great care and ac- 
curacy, embrace much that is of interest 
to the people of the entire State. 

After many valuable recommendations for 
the improvement of our schools, Mr. ’Rice sug- 
gests the following grand progressive step : 

"The creation of the office of « School Visitor the 
term to be for one year, and the position to be filled 
exclusively by women. The trustees of the districte, or 
the School Commissioners, may be empowered, in their 
discretion to appoint annually to this office three women 
residents of the respective districts, who shall be charged 
with the following specific duties : 1. To have the care 
of the district library and to perform the duties of libra- 
rian. 2. To visit the district schools and inquire in re- 
lation to the attendance, neat condition, and physical 
oomfort of the pupils. 3. To seek out truant children 
and absentees, and to impress upon them the necessity 
of a regular attendance at school ; to visit their parents 
or guardians, and urge upon them the importance and 
value of this attendance. .4. To inspect the condition 
of the school bouse, its furniture, etc., and to report to 
the trustees from time to time whatever repairs or im- 
provements may be needed. 5. To investigate particu- 
larly the causes which debar the children of poor pa- 
rents from participating in the benefits of the school. 
To make an annual report in writing to the School Com- 
missioners, and to the trustees at the annual meeting, 
stating the condition of the library, the results of their 
official investigations and labors, and adding such recom- 
mendations as may appear to them advisable." 

“It is believed,” adds Mr. Rice, "that twenty or 
thirty thousand women, possessing practical sense and 
intelligence, and clothed with official authority for the 
performance of duties for which they have by nature a 
peculiar fitness, would gratuitously accomplish more for 
our schools, and for the redemption of idle and truant 
children, than can be secured by the employment of an 
army of paid men whose occupations and habits of mind 
are generally adverse to the performance of such du- 
ties." 

We thank you most heartily, honorable sir, 
for your high estimate of woman’s capacity, 
faithfulness and generosity, but why did you 
not propose to remunerate her for such ser- 
vices? Oh! when will the self-sacrifice and 
magnanimity of woman shame man into a more 
generous recognition of her virtues ! 




Having the pleasure of a personal acquaint- 
ance with the Superintendent, we are surprised 
at so selfish a proposition coming from so chiv- 
alrous a gentleman. We hope he will change his 
suggestion somewhat, and urge on the Legis- 
lature to give the women of the state a vote on 
all school questions. It would be only an ag- 
gravation to visit the schools, and see all the 
evils of the present system, without the power 
to remedy them. We demand the right to-day 
to vote on this whole question of education, — to 
be superintendent, school commissioner, trus- 
tee and visiting committee, and to be paid just 
the same as man is for our services. Subscribe 
at once, Mr. Rice, for “ The Revolution,” that 
we may hear no more from you of “gratuitous ” 
labor of women. 

As these gentlemen at Albany claim to repre- 
sent us, we wish to say to them, that instead of 
building a new capitol at Albany, we wish them 
to appropriate the millions of dollars needful 
for that work, to building at least one hundred 
new school-houses in this city. Our schools 
are all too crowded, teachers overtaxed, and the 
health of our children seriously injured with the 
impure atmosphere and the long sessions. 

The Capitol is large and good enough for the 
work done there. The children of the State are 
of far more consequence than the tobacco-chew- 
ing, whiskey-drinking legislation concocted in 
the lobbies at Albany. e. c. s. 


MR. GARRISON. 


The Anti- Slavery Standard this week has a 
long article from Mr. Garrison, showing'most 
conclusively that the “Jackson Fund” was pro- 
perly appropriated in applying it to the education 
of the freedmen and freedwomen of the South. 
It might just as well have been given to any. 
republican journal as the Standard , as that pa- 
per has occupied no higher ground for the last 
two years than the Tribune, Post, or half a 
dozen other papers in the country. We agree 
with Mr. Garrison that there is no reason for the 
existence of an anti-slavery society or an anti- 
slavery paper, and we urge Mr. Phillips, as we 
have done for two years, to come up higher ; 
pass from an abolitionist to a statesman ; defin- 
ing the rights of citizens in a republic ; de- 
manding the basis of reconstruction in “the 
equal rights of all! ” Let him change the name 
of his paper to the- National Standard, and with 
the broader work, he would not only double his 
subscription list in six months, but write and 
bpeak with a new power. He is narrowing the 
minds of his followers by his present course, and 
making them as bigoted and sectarian as the 
church has been in the past. But for his example, 
our educated colored men would have occu- 
pied much higher ground to-day in regard to 
their views on suffrage for women and the 
true foundation of the new republic. 

e. c. s. 


BEHIND TIME. 


A widow who has just seen the coarse minions 
of the law enter her home and take an inven- 
tory of her household goods, writes us the fol- 
lowing. She shows that she does not know 
how much ground we have gone over in twenty 
years, nor how strongly we have pressed the im- 
portance of the very point she never saw until 
she felt it in her own case : 

Dear Friend : * ' * * “ Women’s Rights women” 
do not work at the right end of things ; they must edu- 
cate the young ladles, make it popular for them to study 
the laws of the state of New York, till they know before 


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they are married what they will be when married— that 
when married they have ldet their identity and their in- 
dividuality— that they are classed with infants, idiots and 
insane people. Let them buy an Executor's Guide, and 
take it to school with them and request their teachers to 
get up a class, that they can know what the laws are that 
selfish men make for them. 'I have made quite a stir 
here since I have been obliged to look into these things 
in settling up the estate of my husband. I have said so 
much upon the ignorance of women, and talked so much 
with married ladies, that I have had several applications 
to lecture in the schools, and as soon as the weather is so 
that I can go out, and if my life and health are spared, I 
shall surely do it. If I had a school as 1 once had, I would 
make it the most popular study in it. 

Yours, 

We sent this friend one of our speeches made 
on the laws in 1854. These people who wake up 
at the eleventh hour are very apt to think that 
those who went before them “ are not working 
at the right end of things. ” 


LETTERS FROM MR. TRAIN. 


St. Ann’s, Blarney, Feb. 26. 

Dear Friend: “Revolutions” number five 
and six received, full of brilliant articles. Talk 
in Wall street is very spicy. Who is it ? Jack- 
son of the Express T Cornwallis of the Herald ? 
Norvell of the Times ? Should say not Can 
it be Clark of Tribune f Just think of it Clark 
and Br&jks were fighting — diamond cut dia- 
mond — for two years. 1 stepped in and settled 
it in two days, and the moment I did it — and 
got Brooks a Directorship in Union Pacific — and 
stock in Credit Mobilier— he forgets me in Ex- 
press. Who writes the talk in Wall street ? Is 
it Melliss of the World ? Can’t be Cisco, nor 
Hale, but it is somebody well posted. That 
alone cught to make a future for the paper. 
Glad to see such a splendid subscription list. 
P. P. is a steam engine. Those Leaders are 
terrible on recreant politicians. Phillips’s Stand- 
ard articles are milk and water in comparison. 
What a sensation Mrs. S. seems to have created 
with her Martha Washington curls and black 
velvet Train, but it takes Miss A. to bring in the 
subscriptions. Don’t have too much of Train. 
I shall join W. L. G., and shall say drop Train. 
Envy and ingratitude are men’s strong points. 
Don’t court it by having too much Train. Try 
and prevent the radical press from praising me. 
It would damage me to have a kind word from 
that quarter. My Irish friends might think I 
had sold out Don’t expect anything from the 
radicals on woman. The democrats are more 
honest. [While out of power.— Ed. Rev.] 
Marble is getting to be a power in the World, 
and he is friendly to the cause of woman. 
Europe seems to be more waked up by my 
single-handed bombardment of England than 
America. See the French L ’ Annee lUustriee , 
Pari 8. Four col umn s on Train and woman with 
a splendid portrait. Where is . your French 
editor ? The article is spicy; Good bye ; off all 
night ride for Dublin and all* day for Sligo, 
where I am bound to clear Nagle unless the jury 
is too closely packed. Kill Bank’s bill. It s 
aimed against the Irish. 

O’Tool, my Dublin publisher, will send you 
next week -1,000 copies of “An American Eagle 
in a British Cage ; or, Four Days in a Felon’s 
Cell. By a Prisoner of State.” 

Sincerely, Gao. Francis Train 


IN Court, .Sligo, Feb. 29, 7 p. m. 
“Dear Revolution Number seven awaits 
me at Dublin. Universal News, London, oopies 
several articles from No. Six. The press here 



170 fmittHtftt; 


rather like the Woman Suffrage idea. Tell the 
Irish girls that it was a woman who stood by 
Larkin, O’Brien and Allen. 

The Marchioness of Queensburt.— At the time of my 
trial, says my old friend John Martin, in hiB letter to- 
day, I obtained the permission oi the noble-hearted 
Marchioness of Qneensbory to send her the amount of 
money I had till then received for the penny collection. 
The amount was £490. What I now propose is to make 
up that Sum to £500. This £500, added to considerable 
contributions already given for relief of the families 
whose sufferings were produced by the Manchester 
rescue (£100 from the Marchioness of Queensbury and 
perhaps £200 more from Manchester and Cork), I pro- 
pose for a donation to the families affected by the Man- 
chester rescue. 

RE-NAGLE. 

Packed city, packed streets, packed jury, 
packed court Train shut out For pro- 
ceedings, see World. You have little space 
tor long letters ; besides P. P., E. C. S. and S. B. 
A. are magazines, museums of unexplored 
knowledge. Train in. Ireland is only a tempor- 
ary sensation— ask O eley. The Londc n Times 
copies Greeley’s editorial and Marble’s of the 
World, and ‘ 1 Historicus ” writes an article soft- 
soaping Americans, a la Bright Greeley calls 
names, a la Garrison. H. G. must send up his 
card when I am President The World will be 
the great daily organ of the American party, 
and “ The “ Revolution ” its weekly organ. I 
will have all those prisoners out of jail in “ sixty 
days ” if my Irish boys will back me up. Don’t 
allow a new minister to go to London. Let 
Adams’s seat cool a little. Recall West from 
Dublin. He is no American. Gave Nagle to- 
day a champagne lunch in dock in open court, 
and all dead beat to knowhow it passed the guards. 

Don’t defend me' against attacks of radical 
press, or even against their silence. They be- 
long to the English party, we to the American 
party. 

England is learning to respect America, and 
if I pass gafely the gauntlet of the assasins I 
will show you in London how a live lion faces 
a' dead jackass. 

Sincerely, Geo. Francis Train. 


Frightful Effects of Tobacoo.— One of the mem- 
bers of the French Academy of Medicine, in a very 
elaborate paper, drawn up with great care, asserts that 
•‘statistics show that in exact proportion with the in- 
creased consumption of tobacco is the increase of dis- 
eases in the nervous centres (insanity, general paraly- 
sis, paraplegia), and certain cancerous affections." It 
may be said in reply, that the Turks, Greeks and Hun- 
garians are inveterate smokers, and yet are little affected 
by these nervous diseases. But M. Jolly accounts lor 
their exemption by the fact that the tobacco used by 
them is of a much milder form, containing slight pro- 
portions of nicotine, and sometimes none at all. Exces* 
sive indulgence, therefore, does less harm in this direc- 
tion ; and no case of general or progressive paralysis 
has been discovered in the East, where this mild tobacco 
is in use. M . Moscan says : “ The cause is plain enough 
and evidently physiological. In all the regions of the 
Levant they do pot ntoxicate themselves with nicotine 
or alcohol ; but saturate themselves with opium and 
perfumes, sleeping away their time in torpor, indolence, 
and sensuality. They narcotise, but do not nicotiBe 
themselves ; and if opium, as has been said, is the poi- 
son of the intellect of the East, tobacoo may one day in 
the West prove the poison of life itself. It is the nico- 
tine, in the stronger tobacco used in England, France, 
and the United States, which proves so pernicious ; and 
the French physicians hold that paralysis is making 
rapid advance under the abuse of alcohol and tobacco." 


America vs. England. — The quickest way to 
obtain amicable relations between these two 
nations is to hurry up impeachment, put An- 
drew out and Benjamin in. Then a woman will 
rule England and a Woman’s Rights man will 
govern here. 


LECTURES OF DR. ANNA DENSMORE 


New York, March 18, 1868. 

Editors of the Revolution : 

When reading your valuable paper this morning my 
attention was specially drawn to two articles, one en- 
titled ** The One Thing Needful," the other “ Child 
Murder.” 

In the first article we find these expressions ! “ There 
is much, very much to be said to women that cannot be 
printed, that must come from thoroughly taught women 
to their sisters. And until it is said, and the truths 
acted upon, the world must continue to suffer. Only 
woman can save us. 

While inwardly commenting upon the force of the 
above quotation it seemed to me that perhaps yon might 
not be aware that there is a movement now in success- 
ful operation in our own city that is destined to do more 
for women in the way of wide spread .physiological 
knowledge among them than has ever been accom- 
plished. 

Dr. Anna Densmore, of our city, delivered a course of 
lectures to ladies, at Bunyan Hall, in the month of Jan- 
uary last, which were more largely attended than any 
course of scientific lectures on medical topics ever given 
in this city. 

Many of the teachers in our public schools were pre- 
sent, and both principals and subordinates were much 
delighted with the {valuable instruction afforded them. 
At the dose of the course, Dr. Densmore proposed to 
form a class tor teachers exclusively, to qualify them to 
instruct young women and girls in those departments 
of Physiology and Hygiene, that are specially important 
to their future as wives and mothers, and in the lan- 
guage oi your Boston correspondent, to impart that kind 
of knowledge “ that must come from thoroughly taught 
women to their sisters. " Tis a verity in this connec- 
tion that “ only woman can save." 

8he should present this topic for our consideration, she 
said, because it Is the one least understood, and the on$ 
of all others necessary to be infill comprehended in or- 
der that the duties and responsibilities of maternity and 
child culture should be realized in sufficient force to 
compel a radical change in the wifehood and motherhood 
of American women. 

Further assuring us that it is only in the light of such 
knowledge that young women can expect to cope 
with temptation successfully und^p all the various forms 
in "Which it is disguised, and that it is only necessary lor 
women to know themselves thoroughly, in all that per- 
tains to the varying attributes of girlhood, wifehood, 
and maternity ; lor true morality to attain a sound endur- 
ing foundation, against whieh the artifice oi paBt times 
can make but a light impression. And that to ignorance 
of the laws that govern her life in'all these particulars, 
are due the sad advances that Frivolity, Invalidism and 
Crime, have made in all communities of women. 

I can assure you that we were deeply touched, as well 
as interested, by the earnest appeal made to ns as teach- 
ers to improve the large and valuable opportunities that 
our position and extensive intercourse with the young 
and others of our sex can command, to carry on the 
work of Physiological training on a large and successful 
scale. 

Every woman physician, she said, should herself be a 
teacher, and make it a cardinal rule to spread the know- 
ledge she has gained, in reference to the prevention of 
disease and the possibility of imparting better constitu- 
tions to our children than is now done. But, from the 
nature and multiplicity of their professional duties, they 
could not as a class be as largely useful in this direction 
as they ought and- desired to be, unless they could make 
available the talent and energy of some other class of 
women that could carry on the work continuously, af te r 
suitable preparation, from the point where the woman 
physician was compelled by circumstances*to relax her 
efforts. 

She then demonstrated to us in a forcible and happy 
way that we were the great connecting link between 
woman physicians and the vast numbers that were' 
perishing from want of instruction, and the only class 
of women that could make such knowledge readily and 
extensively available. 

The class was tormed in a few days, and we number 
from one hundred and fifty to two hundred, I do not 
know the exact number. 

The Board of Education granted us the use of the 
main hall of the Twelfth street Public 8chool by a unani- 
mous vote, and we are progressing rapidly, to say no- 
thing of the engrossing interest with which the entire 
subject is invested by Dr. Densmore. 

All teachers are cordially invited to partake of these 
advantages without money and without price, and I will 
add that the hall will seat more than, two hundred, th- 


reading the article on “ Child Murder,” I could not re- 
press the wish that the whole world could have heard 
Dr. Densmore ’s remarks at Bunyan Hall upon that 
theme Those who had the privilege will never forget the 
startling effect of the truths that she revealed relative to 
the primitive and ever present vitality of the developing 
embryo, as evidenoed by the fainting of several self-con- 
victed participators in the crime of premeditated child 
destruction before birth. 

And now, I should not be true to my womanly in- 
stincts if I failed to write a few of those things that your 
Boston correspondent would probably class as among 
those that should be taught by wimen, but not 
written. 

And I do it, because I am sure that women would 
rarely dare to destroy the product of conception if they 
did not fully believe that the little being was devoid of 
life during all the earlier period of gestation. 

This was my own impression, and I know that the 
majority of women have never had any other opinion. 
In fact, we have been taught it from our mothers. 

But Dr. Densmore demonstrated to us fully and clearly 
that the fulfillment of life processes were going on from 
the very beginning of embryonio development, and show- 
ed ns how, step by step, was added bone, muscle and 
nerve, and that even before any intimate connection was 
made between the little structure and the parent, that by 
the process of endosmosis an albuminious product that 
was furnished by the mother was absorbed and nourished 
the embryo to the extent of adding to its substance, and 
forming distinct enveloping membranes that continued 
to develop and remain as permanent structures till the 
child was born. And that even before the mother could 
assure hersell that she was to wear the crown of maternity 
by realizing the movements of the child, that the educat- 
ed ear of the physician could often distinguish the beat- 
ing of its heart These are the facts that women need to 
know. 

We have not such an amount of inherent depravity , 
nor such a degree of reckless daring in our composition, 
nor such a deficiency in the motherly instinct and other 
elements that go to make up the true woman, as to lead 
us into the commission of this most deadly crime 
realizing it to be so. 

Give us knowledge before accusing us of crime, and d o 
noj forget to guage the calibre of our sins by the light 
furnished to guide Us. 

Do not .tell us that it is indelicate to know ourselves, 
and then ask us to discharge our responsibilities to our - 
Belves and our children in a manner creditable to us 
and them and acceptable to the Almighty ! 

Let every God given function be stripped of the mys- 
terious mantle with which the darkened mind of man 
Las enshrouded it, and we shall no longer, wittingly or 
unwittingly, stain our hands with the blood of the inno- 
cent. ^ A Teacheb- 


MEDICAL COLLEGE FOR WOMEN 

ORGANIZATION OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 

At a meeting of the Corporators of the Cleveland Ho- 
mcepathic Medical College and Hospital for Women, the 
following Board of Trustees was appointed : Stillman 
Witt, T. 8. Beckwith, Bolivar Butts, N. Schneider, M. 
D., T. 8. Lindsey, Mrs. D. R. Tilden, Mr*. 8. F. Lester, 
Mrs. Peter Thatcher, Mrs. C. A. Seaman, M. D., Mrs. M. 
K.- Merrick, M. D , Mrs. 8. D. McMillan, Mrs. M. B. Am- 
bler, Mrs. Lemuel Crawford, Mrs. Henry Chisholm, 
Mrs. G. B. Bowers. 

At a subsequent meeting of the Board of Trustees* the 
following officers were chosen. : 

Mrs. C. A. Seaman, M. D., President. 

Mrs. 8. F. Lester, Vioe-President. 

Mrs. M. B. Ambler, Secretary. 

Mrs. 8. D. MoMillan, Treasurer. 

Institutions like the above multiply. We 
quite agree with Harper's Weekly that, notwith- 
standing the most determined hostility to the 
demands of the age for female physicians, in- 
stitutions for their educational preparation for 
professional responsibilities are rapidly increas- 
ing. The ball first began to move in the United 
States, and now a female medical college is in 
successful operation in old fogy medical Lon- 
don, where the favored monopolizers of physio 
and surgery were resolved to keep out all new 
ideas in their line by acts of Parliament. But, 
the ice-walls of opposition have melted away, 
and even in Russia a woman has graduated with 
high medical honors. 


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fUrfflutifitt. 


REW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN. 


Now is their time to strike for the ballot. 
Their praises are snug, as we have before shown 
more than once, by almost all the political missi- 
onaries who have harangned them, and the rest 
of the people in the recent canvass. It is 
everywhere admitted that the women there 
have all the intelligence and all the interest of 
the men fn political affairs. Why do they not 
then, forthwith, demand their rights as citizens? 
Many of them pay heavy taxes, and all of them 
are amenable to the laws. Who will be first 
among them to move in the matter ? 

The last witness to the spirit of the women 
of the Granite State, was General Cochran, in 
his serenade speech at the Brevoort Hotel, on 
Saturday evening. Among other good things, 
he said : 

Whatever may be said of the aotors in the New Hamp- 
shire drama, its accomplished result is a theme worthy 
of your most vigorous acclaim. 

******* 

The women, even the children, mingled in the wild 
debate ; and so every Union man, it may be said, with- 
out distinction of age or sex (laughter) — took his place 
in the flies of the soldiers of the republic. The struggle 
was over. Now, my fellow citizens, you doubtless have 
heard insinuated how vigorous is the curiosity of 
women when excited. Well, I assure you that the 
curiosity of -the good people of New Hampshire, without 
distinction of sex, exceeds that of all the women in the 
world. It is simply resistless. And when they heard 
that their represeD tatives in Congress had impeached 
Andrew Johnson there was no restraining their satisfac- 
tion. They shouted— women and all — and they hurraed 
and they voted, and last Tuesday they testified to the 
people of the United States that there were thousands of 
just such curious peojJle in a majority down in New 
Hampshire. 

The women should lose no time in turning all 
these commendations to good account. Let 
them subscribe for “The Revolution,” and it 
will aid them in the work. 


THE ALABAMA CLAIMS. 

The following appears in influential English 
papers, and may foreshadow the end, if we 
should be content with merely pecuniary com- 
pensation : 

There are so many indications of a change in the 
public sentiment on this head, that I should not be sur- 
prised one of these days to find the proposition to pay 
the Alabama damages off at once, without any bother 
about arbitration and the supposed indignity of such a re- 
ference, hastily adopted. Already it is commonly said 
amongst merchants that such an outlay would pay itself 
in the end. When the independence of the Southern 
states appeared certain to so many of our people, they 
would not listen to any remonstrances on the subject of 
the confederate cruisers ; but now they think differently, 
and are ready to acknowledge that only success could have 
justified the laxity displayeg. So large a class look at pub- 
lic policy in the light of pecuniary consequences, that 
there is a considerable body of men who, out of appre- 
hension as 'to what would ensue if England were en- 
gaged in a war, would have us wipe the difficulty away. 
That this is the opinion of any of our statesmen, unless 
it be of Lord Stanley, I do not suppose, but even amongst 
them the desire increases to see the dispute terminated 
by a reference rather to moral reasons and national feel- 
ing, ihan to legal definitions and precedents. 


Who may Cast Out Devils.— The Church 
Union says it cannot see the force of the oppo- 
sition to George Francis Train advocating fe- 
male suffrage in “The Revolution.” It cer- 
tainly bespeaks a lukewarmness when men or 
women refuse to allow any person, however 
erratic, an interest in this great theme. When 
Jesus of Nafcareth found those following him not 
of us, he rebuked his fastidious disciples. 
Would he not do it now were he here ? 


Wobkfob Women. — In answer to applications 
constantly coming for agencies for “ The Re- 
volution,” I wish to say that well recommend- 
ed persons will receive a liberal per centage for 
all paying subscribers they may procure. Apply 
to Susan B. Anthony, Proprietor, 37 Park Row. 


NEW AUXILIARY IN THE FIELD. 


Mbs. Stabbett, wife of Rev. W. A. Starrett, \ 
Old School Presbyterian Minister of Lawrence, 
Kansas, has just taken the field in defence of 
the rights of woman a ad of man. The journals 
of that State are loud in her praise. The follow- 
ing are but specimens : 

Mbs. Stabbet’s Lecture.— On Thursday evening our 
townswoman, Mrs. W. A. Starrett, addressed a goodly 
audience at Germania Hall, Topeka, on the subject of 
“Men and Women.” The lecture was exceedingly well 
written and full of practical thoughts and suggestions 
that should arrest the attention of every man and wo- 
man in the country. We hope the lecture will be re- 
peated in this city and the- talented lady have a large 
audience. The lecture really contains more merit than 
many of the addresses of Holmes, Holland, Emerson 
and others, whose great reputations secure for them a 
large audience on all occasions. — Lawrence JburnaL 

Kansas is ahead of the world in most everything. 
One of her latest productions is a female orator. The 
lady In question is Mrs. Starrett, of Lawrence. The 
press of the locality where she has spoken refer to her 
efforts in the most enthusiastic manner. If their gal- 
lantry doesn’t inspire their criticisms we wouldn’t ob- 
ject to a visit from Mrs. S. in Leavenworth.— Leavenworth 
Times. 

FIFTH AVER UE 


It is gratifying to know that though “The 
Revolution ” moves most extensively among the 
multitudes of the people, yet it and the people 
too have excellent support and sympathy from 
many in the most fashionable v^lks of city so- 
ciety, as witness the following extract : 

I have just finished reading some oi the back num- 
bers of “The Revolution,” which were kindly sent 
me. It is thirst time I have had the pleasure of see- 
ing or reading one of your valuable papers. My sur- 
prise and delight were so great, that it was with much 
difficulty I restrained myself from rushing to the office, 
and shaking hands with “ The Revolution ” all round. 
I will try and content myself with adding my own to the 
many congratulatians you no doubt have received. I 
am proud to think that there are women in America 
capable of editing and conducting a paper in so able a 
manner. * 

Women as Type-Settees. — The New York 
World emplovs some five and twenty young wo- 
men as compositors. The women are paid the 
same prices as the men, that is 40c. per 1,000 
m s for day work, and 50c. for night. Some of 
the women are able to earn from fifteen to 
twenty dollars per week, which shows that they 
are but little behind the men. It is but fair to 
say that this being a trial of but three years, 
the women are scarcely out of what in olden 
times was called apprenticeship, while some of 
the men, with whom they are working in com- 
petition, have been many years at the case. • 

Woman’s Dress.— A clergyman writes from 
Iowa to intimate some changes in woman’s cos- 
tume before she can conveniently thread the 
mazes of a seat in Congress. He advocates the 
Bloomer dress substantially, and believes that, 
had it originated in Paris instead of a cotton 
factory, it would at once have been universally 
adopted. He does not care that women look 
like men somewnat in the dress, because he 
says anciently the sexes were not distinguished 
| at all by the costume, but by the beard. 


LITERARY. 


We are indebted to Messrs Moorhead Simpson A 
Bond, .60 Duane street, for valuable books, as well as 
for their Quarterly Journal of Psychological Medicine and 
Medical Jurisprudence. Edited by William A. Hammond, 
M.D., Professor oi Diseases of the Min d and Nervous 
System, in the Bellevue Hospital Medical College, etc : 
$5 00 per annum. Also for their New York Medical 
Journal , edited as above. Issued monthly at $5 00 per 
annum. The Medical Gazette, a weekly Review of Practi- 
cal Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics : $2 00 in advance. 
All the above are handsomely executed mechanically, 
and undoubtedly to the medical profession are of great 
value and interest. A further notice of the books accom- 
panying, next week. 


The Employments of Women. A Cyclopedia of Wo- 
man’s Wobe. By Virginia Penny. 

This work contains five hundred and thirty-three arti- 
cles, over five hundred of which are descriptions of the 
occupations in which women are or may be engaged ; 
the effect of each on the health ; the rate of wages paid 
for those carried on in the United States ; a comparison 
in the price of male and female labor of the same kind ; 
the length of time required to learn the business fully, 
and the time required to learn the part done by women ; 
whether women are paid while leamiog ; the qualifica- 
tions needed ; the prospect of future employment in 
each branch ; and much other valuable Infon cation of 
like character. In addition are articles on unusual employ- 
ments in England, France, the United States, and other 
countries ; minor employments in the United States, 
England, and France. 

This work will facilitate parents in selecting occupa- 
tions for their children, particularly daughters. It 
should be introduced into schools, and a copy placed in 
every library. It will aid charitable associations in open- 
ing new avenues for woman’s labor. It will give relia- 
ble information not to be obtained in any other way. 
Every girl and woman throughout the land should own 
a copy. 

This work has been most favorably and extensively re- 
viewed by the press both religious and secular. As na- 
tional purity depends on woman’s Independence, and that 
can only be secured by well paid labor, everything that 
throws light on this question is of grave importance to 
all. We hope women in all parts of the country will 
read this admirable work. 


Negro and Woman. — The Iowa Senate gives women 
and negroes the right to practice law in the courts of 
that state. Women should feel flattered at tne connec- 
tion in whicji radical Legislatures persist in placing 
them as to what is callfed “ progress.”—^. F. Express. 

Ah ! you forget, Mr. Editor, that the radicals 
are divorcing us now by giving to black men 
the crowning right of citizenship, while they 
deny it to women. How insulting to pnt every 
shade and type of manhood above our heads, to 
make laws/or educated, refined, wealthy women. 
Horace Greeley thinks that Patrick and Sambo 
would appreciate the ballot more highly than 
the women of “ The Revolution.” 


The following dispatch appeared in a late 
issue of the New York World : 

Lock Haven, February 29. 

The municipal election held here yesterday resulted in 
a grand triumph, every ward going democratic. The 
majority* for R. R. Bridgers, Mayor, is 198 against 80 
last fell. No recruits here for Geary. 

“ No Recruits Hebe foe Geaby.” — If this be 
true, we think it would be safe to say that not a 
corporal’s guard ever left Lock Haven for the 
war. 


Worcester, Mass., is holding a series of dis- 
cussions on the topic of Female Suffrage, or 
the enlargement of woman’s legal and politi- 
cal rights. The first was held last week on 
Tuesday evening, at Washbume Hall, and was 
fully attended. Hon. Henry Chapin presided* 
In Reading, seme state, Misses- Anne E. Apple- 
ton, Emily Buggies and Ellen M. Temple have 
been elected on the school committee- 



172 


JUMltttitfti 


NERO ON WOMAN’S RIGHTS. 


ON BEADING MISS ANNA DICKINSON’S LATE LECTURE 
ON “ IDIOTS AND WOMEN.” 

Awake, man ! Arouse ! Be up and about. 

Your ear and assistance — a woman’s got out ! 

Not out of our laws, this you need never fear ; 

Simply out of her head, and “ out of her sphere.” 

The case, as I read it, is something like this. 

A certain Miss Dickinson, a " masculine miss,” 

It seems has been thinking ’till she’s tho’t thro’ the 
fence 

Thai wo men constructed some centuries since ; 

And to turn from its gossamer texture her view. 

And that venerative woman might always be true ; 

We nailed o’er her shrine, where we knew she must see, 
The Magical Scai$ ; “ He Shall Rule Over Thee 1 ” 
And the worst of it is she’s not only gone through, 

But I’m really afraid the rest will go top — 

For no sooner thro’, 'mid our bruit (generous soul), 

Than she passes it ’round, like her mother of old. 

Tis true she’s by no means the first to break in 
Since her old mother did, (and caused all our sin — 

All our wars, and murders, and our domestic strife 
In particular ; with which all our world is so rife) ; 

Oh no, not the first, for I’m sorry to say 
There’s Mrs. Stanton, Miss Stone, and Miss Anthony 
aye, 

And a long list of others ; who’ve ventured to think, 

Till in spite of the Parson, they’re as firm as a Sphinx. 
But I’d tho't that our jeers and intentional slights. 
Would nse up with Iheir lives what they call woman’s 
rights, 

But judging from what I have seen and have read, 

I very much fear that there’s mischief ahead, 

For they’ve moved to the centre their Queen, I expect 
Not many moves hence, to hear them cry, check ! 

Yet I hope with our Bishops, or treacherous Knights, 

To capture their Queen ; then good bye Woman’s Rights 
Until after election, when if God Grants us the game, 
We’ll play them our Pawns against their Morphy or 
Train. 

Still what I most fear is that balance of power 
Which their friends must soon hold. Ah ! then should 
that shower 

Unite with the storm'ot our foes and break loose, 

I'd hear them exclaiming, “ now Nero, you goose. 

You just takes and bags your fiddle and goes, 

Other hands are preparing to handle the beaus.” 

No 1 no 1 this shan’t be 1 Any party would sink. 

With morals to breathe, and no whiskey to drink. 

At least there’s no call for such sacrifice now, 

And never will be, unless we allow 

These strong-minded women a vote. Then, adieu 

To our little shortcomings ; and Liberty too ! 

Yes, Liberty. Such as our For e-fathers sought 
When they went to the field, and suffered, and fought ; 
While their dutiful wives staid at home and “spun 
yarn,” 

And fought off the Indians, and took cares the farm, 

And kept clothed the army, and kept it fed too, 

Thus both suffered alike for oub “ Red White and Blue.’ 
That the army went hungry, and ragged, I own, 

But then they’d as good as their wives had at home. 

But from history leally 'tis needless to quote. 

This suffices our claim— they wern’t suffered to vote. 

So I’d say to Miss D. and the rest — take your cue, 

Act your part in our farce, these be models for you. 

But I'll say no more now lest the vixens be vexed. 

And make us more trouble. Adieu till my next. 


Is rr So ? — We have not seen the new Con- 
stitution of Arkansas, but the New York Atlas 
says : 

The Constitution framed by the Reconstruction Con- 
vention in that state enfranchises women and negroes, 
and makes both competent jurors. There is therefore 
every reason to believe that the experiment of the poli- 
tical equality of the sexes will soon be tried on a some- 
what extensive scale. 

Since the aDove was in type an official copy 
of the Arkansas new Constitution has come to 
hand, defiled by the wor<l male and cognate 
terms, from beginning to end. 


We had overlooked the fact that at the late 
• election in Kansas the Woman’s Suffrage 
amendment received majorities in three coun- 
ties, viz : Woodson, Cherokee and Ottawa. 
“ Honor to whom honor is due.” 


The Way the Money Goes. — A Washington 
correspondent says Mrs. John Morrissey, wife 
of the M.C., who is a large fine looking woman, 
was sitting in the gallery of the Hodse of Re- 
presentatives, not long since, dressed in a com- 
plete suit ol crimson, and blazing with diamonds. 
One who professes to know, said she displayed 
twenty-five thousand dollars’ worth of these 
precious gems. Her private coach and harness 
make a magnificent establishment. The har- 
nesses are gold and silver mounted, and cost 
$1,000 ; the coach, a clarence C spring, is richly 
trimmed with gold, silver and silk, and cost 
$2,000, with horses proportionally valuable. 
The turn out as a whole might do for royalty 
itself. In addition to this, Mr. Morrissey’s son 
has a little stallion not much larger than a Shet- 
land pony, that is a marvel of beauty, and can, 
it is said, trot his mile in 2.40. 


Too Hard.— An English paper says a poor 
widow at Exeter, with three little children, 
going to. market to sell throe pennyworth of 
greens, was called on for three half-pence toll to 
the market leisees. She refused to pay it, be- 
cause she couldn’t do it without depriving her 
children of their scanty breakfast, but she 
offered a penny, which was refused. The magis- 
trate sentenced her to thre 5 days’ imprison- 
ment and sent her children to the woikhouse ! 
There are too many similar cases reported in 
the English journals for comfortable reading. 


The following lines appeared in the j Liberal 
Christian : 

We gladly concede the eminent abilities of Mr . Phil' 
lips, who is now not only the leader of that society 
(anti-slavery), hut, would seem is the society itself, and 
about all there is of it ; the Standard which is its organ* 
gets all its wind from his lungs, and at best, faintly and 
feebly echoes his words, wishes and tones. 


Mb. and Mbs. Greeley. — A day or two after 
Mr. Greeley delivered his report against Wo- 
man’s Suffrage in the New York Constitutional 
Convention, Mrs. Greeley sen^)hp a petition, 
headed by herself, from the ladies of her town, 
demanding the ballot. How ungallant you 
were, Mr. Greeley, not only to your wife, but to 
the thousands of other fair ladies that followed 
her example ! 


Impossible. — The papers say that a number 
of the female school teachers at Riverhead, 
Long Island, have been arraigned before the 
committee for smoking pipes during school 
hours. 


The bill submitting to the people of Wiscon- 
sin* an amendment to the constitution, confer- 
ring suffrage upon females, has been indefinitely 
postponed in the State Assembly. Bat the 
people there, especially the women, have not 
postponed it. 


One of the saleswomen at Queen Augusta’s 
fair in Berlin was Countess Yon Seydewitz, 
whose charms were so powerful that she ob- 
tained two hundred thalers for a cup of choco- 
late presented by her fair hands. 


At a Fenian gathering in Cranston, R. I., a 
colored man, a veteran soldier, requested to be 
enrolled amoDg the fighting members. A vote 
was taken, and the patriotic African waa elected 
amid great enthusiasm. 


A Wise Father. — A friend from western New 
York, writing us, says : 

* , * * I forgot to tell you that has taken his 

oldest daughter (14) into his office as errand boy and as- 
sistant in copying and filing letters, etc., etc. So far she 
does very well, and enjoyB it, and some of the conserva- 
tives applaud and say they are glad to see it, just right, 
etc., etc. thinks she learns fast and wishes she was'a boy. 
Of course he does. Her health is delicate. So it may 
not he a successful experiment in her case, except so far 
aB examplo goes, hut the exercise and occupation and re- 
sponsibility may all go to strengthen her constitution. I 
think her parents deserve credit lor the experiment at 
least. Yours, — ; — 


Road to Reconstruction. — A “ Short and Easy Road 
to Reconstructiop ” occupies a column of the New York 
Times. The shortest road to reconstruction we know of, 
is not exactly practicable — it being to send Andrew 
Johnson to kingdom come . — Rochester Democrat. 

A shorter, safer and surer road to reconstruc- 
tion is to make every citizen of the republic 
the peer of his neighbor, by declaring Univer- 
sal Suffrage from Maine to Louisiana. Dis- 
franchising rebels and impeaching Presidents 
may do for emergencies, but what we need to- 
day is to lay the foundations of our government 
broad and strong on the eternal principles of 
justice, “ equal rights to alL” This is the per- 
manent lasting work. W hile politicians attend to 
these transient matters of making and unmak- 
ing Presidents, let the people wisely learn the 
art of self-government 


“ The Revolution.” — The Minnesota Free 
Homestead says truly that the Woman’s Rights 
paper is making itself unusually interesting to 
the Bulls and Bears of YJfdl street, in New York 
City. True, we show and claim that men 
gossip more than women. 


Mbs. Elizabeth Dabbagh has been appointed 
Inspector of tobocco, and snuff, and cigars, in 
the Fourth Indiana District, as successor to her 
late husband. This is the first appointment of 
a woman in the Internal Revenue service out- 
side the Bureau. 


Mrs. F. E-. W. H/bpeb, the eloquent and lady- 
like, but slightly colored, speaker, of Boston, 
was put out of the street cars in Richmond, Va., 
the other night in a severe rain. The dragon of 
colorphobia dies hard. 


OUR AGENTS. 

Mrs. R. B. Fisoher, 923 Washington st‘, St. Louis, Mo. 
Mrs. A. L. Quimby, P. O. Box 117, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Mbs. H. M. F. Brown, Chicago, HI. 

Mbs. G. L. Hildhrbband, Fond Dn Lac* Wis. 

Mbs. Julia A. Holmes, Washington, D. C. 

Mthb Marta 8. Page, Lynn^ Mass. 

C. A. Hammond, Peterboro. N. Y. 

Mbs. L. P. Kelsey, 329 Hudson st, N. Y. City. 

Jessie R. Tilton, Worcester, Mass. 

Mbs. M. H. Bbinkebhoff , Utica, Mo. 

Mbs. O. Squires, Utica, N. Y. 

Mbs. J. A. P. Clough, Providence, R. I. 

Mbs. E. P. Whipple, Groton Bank, Conn. 

Mbs. R. 8. Tenney, Lawrence, Kansas. • 

Mbs. Laura A. Berby, Nevada. 

Mbs. Geo. J. Martin, Atchison, Kansas. 

Hon, S. D. Houston, Junction City. 

Mb. J. Burns, No. 1 Wellington Road, Camberwell, Lon- 
don, England. 

Mbs. E. A. Kingsbury, Iowa. 

Mbs. L. C. Dundobe, Baltimore, Md. 

Miss H. D. Mahoney, Quincey, Ills'. % 

Mbs. Geo. Roberts, Ossawatomie, Kansas. 

Mbs. M. A. Newman, Binghamton, N. Y. 



Tote Russian Clkbgy. — In Russia, the apostolical 
commands, "Let the bishop be the husband oi one 
wife,” " Let the deacon be the husband of one wife,” are 
so strictly and literally enforced that, if the wife of a 
clergyman dies, he is not allowed either to re-marry or 
continue to act as a clergyman, but is thenceforth kept 
shut up in a monastery for the rest of his life. It is 
thought that in no part of the world is such good care 
taken by husbands of their wives' health as by these 
Russian ecclesiastics. 




Financial and Commercial. — America versus \ 
Europe — Gold, like our Cotlon , FOR 8 ALE. 
Greenbacks for Money. An American System 
of Finance. American Products and. Labor 
Free. Foreign Manufactures Prohibited. Open 
doors to Artisans and Immigrants. Atlanlic 
and Pacific Oceans for AMERICAN Steam- 
ships and Shipping. New York the Financial 
Centre of the World. Wall Street emancipated 
from Bank of England, or American Cash for 
American Bids. The Credit Fancier and Credit 
MdbUier System, or Capital Mobilized to Re- 
suscitate the South and our Mining Interests, 
and to People the Country from Ocean to Ocean, 
from Omaha to San Francisco. More organized 
Labor , more Cotton, more Gold and Silver 
Bullion to dell foreigners at the highest prices. 
Ten millions of Naturalized Citizens DEMAND 
A PENNY OCEAN POSTAGE, to Strength- 
en the Brotherhood of Labor. If Congress Vote 
One Hundred and Twenty-Jive Millions for a 
Standing Army and Freedman's Bureau for the 
Blacks, Cannot they spare One Million for the 
Whites ? 


THE REVOLUTION. . 

NO. XI. 

Talk among the Brokers in Wall Street. 

The talk in Wall street is full of excitement this week ; 
that Drew and his gay and festive party at Taylor’s Hotel, 
Jersey City, are turning wall street upside down by lock- 
ing up any quantity of greenbacks, and issuing any quan- 
tity of new Erie certificates. The talk is, who are in 
DREW’S BING? GBOESBECK k CO. 
say they have nothing to do with it ; that if they do have 
$3,660,000 lying idle when money is worth 7 per cent in 
gold, and % per cent per day, it is because the money is 
their own, and they have a right to do with it what they 
please. The talk is, had 

CLARK, DODGE k CO. ANYTHING 
to do with it? and was it Drew's money that they 
EMPLOYED BEN CABVEB 

to lend at the cheap rates of 7 per cent, and % per cent, 
per day ? The talk is that the Vanderbilt party hold over 
200,000 shares of Erie ; that they are prepared to buy up 
to the extent of 400,000 shares, and that they are bound 
to obtain control of the company. The talk is, what will 
be the . ■ * 

FINAL ENDING OF THE CLIQUES t 

When will the banks and money lenders want their 
money? When will the public buy their stocks? And 
if the public don't buy, what then ? The talk is about 
the report of 

ALLAN M‘LANE,- PRESIDENT OF PACtPC MAIL, 
and his modest appeal to the stockholders for their 
proxies to vote for him and his small salary of $26,000 in 
gold per year 1 The talk is that he had better look after 
the company’s affairs and Webb’s opposition ; that the 

stockholders of Pacific Mail don’t see that Allan McLane 

and his policy are quite as profitable and necessary to the 
company as he seems to think, and that at the next elec- 
tion for directors it is quite possible that he and his 
party will be requested to take their valuable services 
elsewhere . The talk is that 

UNCLE DANIEL KEEPS THE BOY8 
lively at Jersey City by telling ifcea anecdotes 7t his 
early life, when he used to 




BRING CHICKENS TO MARKET 
and sell them, and speculate in lottery tickets with the 
profits : that Uncle Daniel told them, with great gusto, 
the story of the two darkies who were robbing a hen 
roost ; 

SAMBO AT THE TOP OF THE LADDER 

was twisting the chickens necks and handing them down 
to Jim, who jammed them into a sack. When the sack 
was nearly full Sambo made a dead halt, and, with an 
expression in his countenance like Uncle Daniel’s when 
he has ” stuck the street ” and knows it, he sung out : 

“ Jim, my belubbed brudder, die ’ere is stealin’ and a 
great sin.” To which Jim made a somersault like 
HIS NAMESAKE, JIM FISK, 

when performing in the circus, felt around his throat to 
see that the rope was not there, and, looking fiercely at 
Sambo, said : “ Oh, hush up, da* am a great moral ques- 
tion — hand down de chickens.” Uncle Daniel laughed 
so heartily after telling this story that he came near hav- 
ing a fit of apoplexy, and 

JIM FISK MADE FACES AND GRINNED 
and sung out, with his hands in his pockets, "hullo 
here, Sam,” till the old man asked him to be still, or he 
would "kill him dead with laughter.” The talk is that 
when Jim Fisk told Uncle Daniel that he had helped him- 
self to a boat and rowed across the river, that Uncle 
Daniel told him that he had better look out, that Judge 
Barnard would have him up as a river pirate. The talk 
is the great banquet given at Delmonico’a in 14th street 
by the 

CLIQUE LEADERS TO TONY MORSE. 

The talk is that Tony Morse sent a rasping letter to « The 
Revolution,” requesting it not to use his name in the i 
paper. “The Revolution” tells Tony Morse that he 
needs a little scourging, along with the rest, but for all 
that he is, according to all accounts, the 
ABLEST AND MOST STRAIGHTFORWARD CLIQUE 
LEADER 

that Wall street ever had ; that he never took up any 
railroad stock without first ex amin ing, critically, its re- 
ceipts, expenditures and probable futuie, and that he cuts 
everything sharp and 

CLOSE, A LA COMMODORE VANDERBILT, __ 
that when he has thus examined the ground carefully he 
then looks about to see where he can make some money 
out of it. "The Revolution” has to acknowledge 
that all 

tony’s RAILROADS ARE PROSPEROUS J 
that they evident^ his sagacity, and have become favorite 
permanent investments ; that the public always believed 
in Tony, as he has made a practice of never deceiving 
them in the slightest, which is 

MORE THAN JEROME, BILLY MARSTON 
and the other used up clique leaders can say. The talk 
is that the 

PUBLIC BELIEVE IN TONY NOW, 
and that more people will go into his operations than 
into those of any other ten men in the street combined. 
"The Revolution ” says this much in Justice to Tony, 
but on the other hand, he must not get so out of temper 
with "The Revolution” because it cannot tell the 
names of all those who write the "Talk Among the 
Brokers,” and Tony must not get mad if “ The Revolu- 
tion ” scores him for bis faults, which he has, like every 
other man on earth. 

THE CLIQUE LEADERS GREAT BANQUET AT DEL- 
MONICO’s IN 14TH STREET ON THURSDAY, 
MARCH 12TH. 

GORGEOUS EMBLEMS FOB THE OCCASION. 

AARON AND THE GOLDEN CALF. 

XETE DE VEAU EN TORI' U E, OB CALF*S HEAD IN A 
STEW. 

A WHITE ELEPHANT WITH BRUNETTE HAMILTON AS 
THE DRIVER. 

A BOA-CONSTRICTOR GORGED WITH FLANNEL BLAN- 
KETS. 

HOES STEAM PRINTING PRESS TURNING OUT ERIE 
CEBTIFOATES. 

LIVE xraT,fl IN A TUB OF DRY SAND. 

TONY MORSE’S SPEECH. 

At six o’clock the guests began to assemble, and Tony 


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Morse punctual to time was there to receive the congratu- 
lations of his numerous friends who all expressed them- 
selves highly delighted to see the great Rock Island 
leader. The clique leaders ware not in very buoyant 
spirits, but were simply " as well as could be expected 
under the circumstances.” At the given signal all re- 
paired to Delmonico’s long room looking on F^fth 
avenue, Where abundance of flowers and the quaint em- 
blematic designs which ornamented the table and typi- 
fied the 

GORGED CONDITION OF THE CLIQUES AND THE LIVE 
EELS IN SAND THE STREET, 
amused Tony mightily and oansed the clique leaders to 
smile grimly as they viewed the 

GORGED BOA-CONSTRICTOR, WHITE ELEPHANT, 
and the other things which reminded them of their own 
unhappy condition. Tony Morse was asked to take the 
chair, and his warm friend and supporter from Broad 
street who agreed to carry Northwest common for him 
two years ago, and did 

CABBY IT FROM ONE TO THREE MINUTES 
on all occasions was the vice. The champagne was iced 
to a charm, the dinner was well served, especially the 
"piece de resistance” "Tete de Veau en tortue” or 
" calls head in a stew ” which Tony thought 

EXCELLENT FOB EVERYBODY EXCEPT 
himself. The clique leaders enjoyed it hugely and re- 
marked to Tony that the taste was quite familiar to 
them. Tony said that "he shouldn’t wonder.” After 
dinner there were loud calls for Tony who rose amidst 
immense cheering and terrific yells from the clique 
leaders, first draining a goblet holding nearly a quart of 
cream and' commenced by saying 

"MY BELOVED FRIENDS IN A FIX, 
it is a good rule in making a speech first to know what 
you are talking about, and yon know I know your con- 
dition to a dot. Secondly, who you are talking to, and 
don’t I know you all like a book, and then to pitch square 
into the subject and express it as tersely as possible and 
finally to stop short when you have finished your story. 

I regret that Uncle Daniel is not here this evening, as 
his 

AIDS DE CAMP NAPOLEON BURR 

tells me that he has gone on a pilgrimage to Jersey City 
for the benefit oi his soul, which was suffering from the 
contamination of contact with the wickedness ol New 
York, more especially that of the 

SUPREME COURT AND JUDGE BARNARD. 

The pure breezes of the Jersey swamps were needed to 
.refresh Uncle Daniel’s soul, and exercise in the Long 
Dock to recruit his body. My-friend Napoleou says 
the old man’s spirits are cheered by tbe presence o the 
dear 

BOY JEAMES WHO PERFORMS THE TRICKS 

and grimaces of his younger days in the circus ring t 
and that when be was tired Napoleon threw himself into 
some of his finest attitudes for the amusement of the 
old man. However, as 

DREW IS SHORT OF ERIE, 

and carrying nothing but spondulix, his presence at this 
meeting is not urgent. " My triends in a fix,” from the 
unusual couretsy extended to me and your liberal dona- 
tions of money, I can only infer that my presence is re- 
quired here this evening to 

IMPART A SECRET 

to a large number of my wealthy friends who have 
bought indiscreet amounts of stocks at high prices. That 
secret is how to make the public buy their stocks before 
the 

INEVITABLE PRESSURE FOB MONEY 

that must come upon Wall street sooner or later, either 
from a sound or unsound state of the country. Without 
doubt you already divine that parties who have made 
heavy loans to you don’t intend to let them stand for 
ever. Human nature must close up things every little 
while. The 

SECRET FOB SELLING YOUR STOCKS 
to the public is to make them worth what you ask for 
them. Then you can say boldly, we give you your full 
money's worthed look what an investment it is I With- 
in the last twelve month’s over a million people have 
come from abroad to settle in this country, and most of 
them are able to bear children, Sfce how they will scat- 


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ter over the country and multiply and increase in it. 
Look at the 

ENORMOUS SUM OP MONET 
they pay to the railroad companies for their own trans- 
portation ; think of the number of chemises, petticoats, 
corsets, balmorals, shoes, stockings, dresses, baby- 
jumpers, bonnets, and for the men, boots, stockings, 
drawer*, under shirts, shirts, vests, pantaloons, overalls, 
coate, overcoats, hate, groceries, 

WHISKEY, BUM, GIN AND TOBBACCO 
that these people will require a year hence, when they 
become institutions in the country I Thipk of the money 
they will pay to the railroads for tram porting these ne- 
cessities to naturalized citizens in a free country. Then 
when you have pictured all this to the glowing imagina- 
tions of the public you can then tell the people that they 
can’t pass through the 

DEFENCELESS HOUBS OF THE NIGHT 
without rising richer from the increased value of your 
property. Then when you look three years ahead and 
estimate what four millions more of emigrants from 
Europe are going to do for these stocks we want to sell 
you, why, my friends, the 

PUBLIC WILL JUMP AT TOUB STOCKS 

ctnd everything will be lovely “ and the bank balance 
will hang high.” Loud and prolonged cheering here in- 
terrupted Tony, and bouquets, sugar crusted meringues, 
charlotte russes, and everything that could be consid- 
ered complimentary were thrown at Tony, who acknow- 
ledged them all with his usual smiling good nature. 
Here an old gentleman rose after five or six ineffectual 
attempts to stand up, and s a id that he was the principa 
director in 

uncle Daniel’s Methodist seminaby, 
and he thought that little chap at the head of the table 
was too tight to make a speech even if he knew how, but 
be continued o say, ‘ notwithstanding 1 am no railroad 
man, I must say that Tony, ss you call him, has got a 
' BUSHEL OF B BAINS AND SENSE 
and I am going to knock Uncle Daniel’s principles all to 
fiiuters when I get home, I don’t care if Uncle Daniel 
was here to hear me' say so. Iam going to adopt the 
principles of that ’ere young mao, because in doing so 

I CAN SELL 

as you call it as many * educations ’ as this country will 
require lo^ the populations ” (tremendous cheering with 
disrespectful exclamations that sakes alive, Uncle Dan’s 
old pop gun knows* how to talk.) Here Tony resumed 
by calling, in a 

STENTOBIAN VOICE, FOB HENBY KEEP 
to wake up. Keep did wake up as requested and replied 
slowly in words that dropped out like treacle from a bot- 
tle. “ I want a sleep. I was only a thinking hOw I con'd 
make North Western worth what it is selling for I” Tony 
replied, 

“ KEEP, YOU JOLLY DOG, 

I’ll tell yon how to do it ; discharge that slobbering real 
estate genius, your President, from a 

DEN IN THE LAND OF OG. MB. W. B. O. 
whose bad example permeates down through every offi- 
cial to the last brakeman on the line— get rid of the bal- 
ance of your dried up collection of old fossils unless you 
want them to bny more bonds to pay for such roads as 
the Winona and St. Peter. Complete your 
. MADISON BBANCH TO WINONA. 

Help along the St. Paul and Chicogo road to Winona and 
yon will be then, for the first time the Chicago and North 
Western Railroad Company. Work your road with more 
system. Economise by discharging yonr pension clerks, 
the salary of one of whom is equal to that of three men 
to improve the track, curtail your expenditures with the 
greatest care, and yon will then find yonr earnings run 
up to $24,000, 000 per annum with a percentage of ex- 
penses that will make yon thank no one to offer you 
130 FOB YOUB COMMON AND PREFERRED SHAKES. 

It will take a little time to do this, Henry, but it is all in 
the pine. I know these notions are not popular with 
such men as Rufus Hatch & Co., Fisk & Belden, and 
others of light mercurial temperament, from the fact 
that they 

PITCHED INTO BOCK ISLAND 
for obtaining money enough, certainly in a very sound 
and complete way to finish their road to Omaha, thereby 
increasing their earning* enormously and putting The 


company in possession of an amount of land that, if 
properly sold, would aggregate a sum of money equal to 
double the cost of the whole line and will make 

BOCK ISLAND STOCK WOBTH DOUBLE, 
or 200 in the market all the time. This sort of work of 
making railroads so valuable that capitalists buy them 
up for investment, don’t salt this class of gentlemen, 
because these stocks will be (aken out of the market for 
investment like Fort Wayne, and they would lose some 
of their best footballs. Now, “ my friends in a fix,” who 
are 

CABBBYING 'SUCH HEAVY LINES, 
yon may depend upon it you must have customers for 
them by and by. May be I’m mistaken in these prices 
and that yon can really induce the public to take them, 
but nevertheless I think I’m right. At all events, mark 
your stocks as high as you can reasonably ; take off yonr 
coats and instead of hanging about Broad street to know 
the price every five minutes go to work in your 

SHIBT SLEEVES, LIKE COMMODOBE VANDERBILT, 
to improve the value of your property. When that 
value has reached your figures rest assured yoa can gull 
the public to any extent. If you try any other plan you 
will kill confidence and you will 

ALL GO TO ETEBNAL SMASH 
together, clique leaders, banks and money lenders in 
one pile sooner or later. 8altpetre, whiskey treating and 
champagne dinners can’t save you. Here Tony ended 
amid applause of a terrific character unparalleled by 
anything on earth excepting the Irish enthusiasm and 
hilarious cheers to our 

IE BEPBES BIBLE FRIEND GEOBGE FRANCIS TRAIN 
out of prison. The entire board of Rock Island direc- 
tors rushed up and embraced Tony with the hug of 
young bears and almost squeezed the breath out of him. 
They all said that they could think what Toney said but 
they could not say it or write it, and that’s what has 

BOTHERED THEM AND THE COURTS " 

all the time. All the clique leaders then rushed up to 
him in their turn and shook Tony warmly by the hand, 
though many seemed to think they had a difficult task, 
yet they swore they would follow his advice to the letter, 
as in the short time he had been speaking they were 
fully convinced there was no other way for them to get 
ont of the 

INFERNAL SCRAPE THEY WERE IN 
and stick the public. 

Want of space compels ns to leave until the next num- 
ber of “ The Revolution ” the further details of what 
took place at this interesting banquet with the consulta- 
tions of the clique leaders, with Tony Morse, about a 
general programme for roping in the public under the 
auspices of 

THE NOBLE AND ANCIENT SOCIETY FOB THE CEN- 
TRALIZATION OF THE GREENHORN’S SPONDULDL 



Opening. 

Highest 

Lowest 

Closing. 

Saturday, 7, 

1«% 

141% 

140% 

140% 

Monday, 9, 

140% 

140% 

139% 

140 

Tuesday, 10, 

140 

140% 

139% 

189% 

Wednesday, 11, 

189% 

139% 

139% 

139% 

Thursday, 12, 

139% 

140% 

139% 

139% 

Friday, 18^ 

139% 

140 

139% 

139% 

Saturday, 14, 

139% 

139% 

138% 

139% 

Monday, 16, 

339% 

130% 

139% 

189% 

THE 

FOREIGN 

EXCHANGE 

MARKET 



THE MONEY MARKET 

was stringent in the early part of the week, owing to the 
locking up of greenbacks by Mr. Drew and his brokers, 
and for several days 7 per cent, in currency was the min i- 
mam for call loaas, and a commission of % per cent, 
per day was paid and 7 per cent, interest in gold. On 
Friday, however, rates relaxed, and first class borrowers 
were supplied freely at 6 to 7 per cent., the lower rate 
for Governments. Mr. Drew withdrew about $6,000,- 
000 from the market in the early part of the week, but 
on Thursday and Friday it is said he bought 7-30 notes 
to that amount for the Erie railroad company, which 
had the effect of making the money market easier and at 
the same time advanced the prices of all Government 
bonds. The weekly bank statement reflects these opera- 
tions of Mr. Drew in the decrease of 1 6,648,610 in depos- 
its. The following is a statement of the changes in the 
New York city bonds compared with the preceding 
week. 

March 7th March 14th Differences. 
Loans, $269,166,636 $266,916,034 Dec. $2,340,602 

Specie, 20,714,233 19,744,701 Dec. 969,632 

Circulation, 34,153,957 34,213.381 Inc. 69,424 

Deposits, 207,737,080 201,188,470 Dec. 6,648,610 

Legal tenders, 67,017,044 64,738,886 Dec. 2,278,178 


THE GOLD MARKET 

was weak and declined throughout the week. 

The fluctuations in the gold market for the weak 
were as follows ; 


is dull and weak, owing to an increased supply of pro- 
duce bills and a decreased demand . The quotations are 
1°9% to 108% for bankers 60 days sterling bills, and 
sight 109% to 109#, and francs op Paris long 6.16% to 
5.16% and short 5.14% to 5.13%. The produce exports 
for the week are only half the amount of last year being 
$2,674,846 in currency, equal to about $1,800,000 in gold, 
against^ $4,668,364 in gold merchandise imports. The 
produce exports since January 1st are $32,467,174 in cur- 
rency or about $22,700,000 in gold and the merchandise 
imports are $46,848,660 in gold. This excess of imports 
$23,000,000 in gold beyond produce exports, is settled in 
part by $14,187,738 specie exports, leaving a balance of 
about $9,000,000 in gold to be settled by the remittance 
of bonds or specie. 

THE RAILWAY SHARE MARKET 

was heavy and unsettled by the fluctuations in Erie, 
which ranged from 79 to 71 %. Mr. Drew and the man- 
aging directors of the Erie Railroad Company, have es- 
tablished themselves at Taylor’s Hotel, in Jersey City, 
for the purpose of evading the laws of the State of New 
York. The demand is increasing for the shares of the 
Western railroads, owing to the steady increase Of their 
receipts, and their low prices compared with the Vander- 
bilt stocks. Inhere Is quite an active movement in the 
common shares of Toledo, Wabash and Western, for 
which, it is said, both the Drew and Vanderbilt parties 
are contending for the control. The building of the 100 
miles from Toledo to Akron, would give the Toledo and 
Wabash a direct communication with the Pennsylvania 
Central to New York, as well as over the Erie and New 
York Central. The steamship company’s shares. Pacific 
Mail and Atlantic Mail are heavy, owing' to the Sheriff’s 
Bale at ruinous prices of the steamships belonging to the 
New York Steamship Company. Canton is steady. The 
Express companies shares are dull and heavy. The gen- 
eral market is steady, excepting in Erie and the Vander- 
bilt stocks. 

Musgrave & Co., 19 Broad street, report the following 
quotations : 

Canton, 46 to 48 ; Boston W. P., 19 to 20% ; Cumber- 
land, 34 to 36; Wells, Fargo & Co., 38 to 39 ; American 
Express, 69 to ? 71 ; Adams Express, 74 to 74% ; 
United States Express, 70% to 71% ; Merchants Union 
Express, 34% to 86% ; Quicksilver, SO to 21 ; Mariposa, 

7 to 8 ; preferred, 10 to 11 ; Pacific Mail, 109 to 109% ; 
Atlantic Mail, 87% to 88% ; W. U. Tel., 33% to 
33% ; New York Central, 124% to 124% ; Erie, 68% to 68% 
preferred, 72 to 76 ; Hudson River, 188 to 138 ; Read- 
ing, 92% to 92% ; Tol. W. & W., 61 to 61% ; MIL & St 
P., 62 to 62% ; preferred, 67 to 67% ; Ohio & M. 0., 
to 30% ; Mich. Central, 112 to 114 ; Mich. South, 87% 
to 87% ; 111. Central, 137 to 138 ; Cleveland & Pittsburg, 
to 90 ; Cleveland & Toledo, 104% to 104% ; Rock 
Island, 93% to 98% ; North Western, 63% to 64% ; do. 
preferred, 73 to 73% ; Ft Wayne, 100% to 100%. 

UNITED STATES SECURITIES 

have recovered from their late depression and are now 
aotive end strong, owing to the ease in the money mar- 
ket and tiie resumption of an investment demand. The 
demand .is running chiefly on 7.30 notes, whioh are 
wanted for conversions. The market closed strong with 
an upward tendency. 

Fisk & datch, 5 Nassau st, report the following quo- 
tations : 

Registered, 1881, 111% to 111% ; Coupon, 1881, 111% 
to 111% ; 6-20 Registered, 1862, 107% to 107% ; 5-20 Cou- 
pon, 1862, 110% to 110% ; 6-20 Coupon, 1864, 108% to 108% ; 
6-20 Coupon, 1866, 108% to 108% ; 5-20 Coupon, Jan. and - 
July, 1865, 107% to 107%; 5-20 Coupon, 1867, 107% to 
107%;J10-40 Registered, 101% to 101% ; 10-40 Coupon, 
101% to 101% ; June, 7-30, 106% to 106% ; July, 7-30, 
106% to 106% ; May Compounds, 1864, 118 to 119; August 
Compounds, 1864, 117 to 118; September Compounds, 
1864, 116% to 117% ; October Compounds, 1864, 116 to 
117. 

THE CUSTOMS DUTIES 

for the week were $2,648,476 against $2,482,946, $2,321,- 
183, and $2,589,817 for the preceding weeks. The im- 
ports of merchandise for the week are $4,563, 364 against 
$4,758,683, $5,111,098, $6,736,486 and $4,087,820 for the 
^receding weeks. The exports, exclusive of specie, are 
$2,574,846 against $3,980,200, $2,968,819, $8,686,417, 
and $2,578,180 for the preceding weeks. The exports of 
specie are $1,096,916 against $1,543,290, $650,901, $934,864 
and $864,563 for the preceding week*. 




175 


YDROPATHIC INSTITUTE. 540 


MILES 


"* _ Dr. B' yon Kuczkowski Dr. Jab. H. North, UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD, 

Physicians. 

„t a a A RUNNING WEST PROM OMAHA ACROSS THE CONTINENT 

The Hydropathic Institute, No. 44 Bond Street, in 
this City, has been established under the auspices of ABE NOW COMPLETED, 

some of our well-known and highly esteemed citiz ens, THK track being laid and trains running within 
who have subscribed iunds for opening and carrying it TEN MILES OF THE SUMMIT OE THE 

on. Many of these gentlemen and their families have 

derived much benefit from the use of the Water-Cure, ROCKY MOU N T A INS. 

and feel that it is indispensable for the comfort and 

health at themselves and families to have an Institute in Tlie remaining ten miles will be finished as soon as 
this city, where the hydropathic treatment may be ad weather permits the road-bed to be sufficiently 

ministered with all the proper conveniences of baths to receive the rails. The work continues to be 

and other appliances, under the direction of skillful and hed forward j n the rock cuttings on the western 

. • . > rnv. „ t n 4.. A A Dnn/1 Qfroct r 


The remaining ten miles will be finished as Boon as 
the weather permits the road-bed to be sufficiently 
packed to receive the rails. The work continues to be 


experienced physicians. The Institute, 44 Bond Street 
lias been fitted up with every convenience necessary to 
the full administration of the water-cure; a whole floor 
separate and distinct is allotted to ladies, with expe- 
rienced iemale attendants. This Institute is placed uh- 
der the charge of Dr. von Koozkowbki and Dr: Jab. 
H. North. 

Dr. Kuczkowski was a pupil of Priessnitz, and after- 
wards studied the science and practice of Hydropathy in 
the Institute of Dr. Franoxe. Francke is regarded as 


slope with unabated energy, and a much larger force 
will be employed during the current year than ever 
before. The prospect that the whole 

GBAND LINE TO THE PACIFIC 

WILL BE COMPLETED IN 1870. 


ECTURES AND SPEECHES 


GEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN. 


CHAMPIONSHIP OF WOMEN. 

The Great Epigram Campaign of Kansas of 1867. Price 
26 cents. 

t 

SIX WEEK 8 IN THE WEST. 

Protection to American Industry, versus British Free 
Trade. Irish Nationality and the Fenian Brotherhood. 
The Pacific Bailroad. Chicago to Omaha. 126 pages. 
1866. Price 26 cents. 

FENIAN ISM. 

Speech on V Irish Independence and English Neu- 
trality,” delivered before the “ Fenian Congress ” and 
« Fenian Chiefs,” at the Philadelphia Academy of Music, 
October 18, 1866. Price 26 cents. 

Speeches in England on “ Slavery and Emancipation,” 


H N ORTH- - ... A TUliUUi V>U1U1D, »V SUV A l ■ 1 » 

Dr. Kuczkowski was a pupil of Priessnitz, and after- ^ ie P rovi<ie ^ 5 ° no 8 October 18, 1866. Price 26 cents. 

' ...... , ... . L . In- f tt-itjI r jmiitii t in National Work are ample. The United States grants its 

ig ^LSd Zs Six Per Cent. Bonds at the rate of from $16,000 to $48,000 Speeches in England on “ Slavery and Emancipation,” 

' fchenrv and nractice of the per mile, for which it takes a second lien as a security, and delivered in 1862. Also great speech on the “ Pardoning 

the highest authority on the theory and practice or tne * ... ...... _ _. . 

watorLre, and Hu done more than any other writer ™cel™> payment to a large if not to the full extent of lte of Traltore. Price 10 cente. 
toward, establishing it on a scientific basle; hia eyetem alalm in services. These Bends are issued aa each twenty 

, . — . x _ 1 1 „ »_ x,,- of mile section is finished, and after it has been examined by „ 

Td^e™n^«rte to whom h^Sli United States Commissioners and pronounced to be in all Delivered in England during the American War. By • 
delicate and nervous patients, ior wnom ne prebuiuw . runrtTA NVanpia Train pri^ 05 cents, 

higher temperatures of water, and for all patients that respects a first-class road, thoroughly supplied with depots, Geo^e Francis . 
they shall be kept warm and comfortable in the bath repair-shops, stations, and aU the necessary rolling stock TRAIN’S UNION SPEECHES. 

rooms, and at all times while under treatment. Dr. and other equipments. “Second Series.” Delivered in England during the 

Fnf’TbnnraH hart bin own Institute in Turkey, near Con- The United States also makes a donation of 12,800 acres AmAnfoon Wor Pui OR PPDt.Q 


they shall be kept warm and comfortable in the bath repair-shops, stations, and aU the necessary rolling stock TRAIN’S UNION SPEECHES. 

rooms, and at all times while under treatment. Dr. and other equipments. “Second Series.” Delivered in England during the 

Kuczkowski had his own Institute in Turkey, pear Con- The United States also makes a donation of 12,800 acres Ambxa Waj , M <***. 

stantinople, for seven years, and brought with him to of land to the mile, which will be a source of large revenue 

this .country letters of recommendation from Minister to the Company. Much of this land in the Platte Valley SPEECH ON “THE DOWNFALL OF ENGLAND. ’ 

Bismarck and other distinguished persons. Dr. North is among the most fertile in the world, and other large a on the “Civil War in America.” De- 

holds his Diploma from the Pennsylvania Medical Col- portions are covered with heavy pine forests and abound livered August '017, 1862, by Archbishop Hughes, on his 

lege of Philadelphia, as a physician of the Old School, in coal of the best quality. return to America from Europe. Complete in one vol- 

but from conviction and experience has adopted the The Company is also authorized to issue its own First price 10 cents. 

Hydropathic system as the natural and true cure for all Mortgage Bonds to an amount equal to the issue of the SLAVERY ” 

diseases Dr. North was for many years physician in Government and no more. Hon. E. D. Morgan and Hon. YOUNG AMERICA ON SLAVERY. 

the Institute at Clifton Spring and in other places. Oakes Ames are Trustees for the Bondholders, and de- “ The Facts ; or. At whose Door does the, Sm (?) 


lege of Philadelphia, as a physician of the Old School, in coal of the best quality. 

but from conviction and experience has adopted the The Company is also authorized to issue its own First 
Hydropathic system as the natural and true cure for all Mortgage Bonds to an amount equal to the issue of the 
diseases Dr» North was for many years physician in Government and no more. Hon. E. D. Morgan and Hon. 
the Institute at Clifton Springs and in other places. Oakes Ames are Trustees for the Bondholders, and de- “ Th< 

The undersigned have much pleasure in recommen- Uver the Bonds to the Company only as the work pro- Lie? ” 

ding both these gentlemen, Drs. von Kuczkowski & greases, so that they always represent an actual and pro- Who 

North, as .physicians, possessing every requisite to com- ductive value. Who 

maud the confidence of our fellow citizens and their The authorized capital of the Company is $100,000 000, Whal 

families. Desirous of improving the -health and adding of which over $6,000,000 have been paid on the work al- 


to the happiness of our fellow citizens, we recommend to ready done. 

them the study of Francke’ s Book on “A New Theory of TVT~KTn Q 

Disease applied to Hydropathy,” published by Dr. 

Kuczkowski, 44 Bond St., as a work which ought to be 

“ . At present, the profil 

in the hands of every person. .. . 

Egbert Guernsey, M. D., No. 18 W. 23d St. from its 1«»1 traffic* 

F. W. Worth, 47 Wall St to “ 

J. S. Boswobth, 461 W. 22d St ““ JT * “ “ * 

„ „ ,xnTTr a* doubted that •when tr 

PhlEE B. SWE^T UO W 34th St. o(ihB 0Dlyline , 

CHABLE 8 B. COE, 364 Broadway. 

A. G. Norwood, 166 W. 14th St 7” it 

be no competition, it 

Charles Delmonico, 1 East 14th St. rates. 

A. B. Darling, 40 W. 23d St ™uwiU be noticed tlu 

WELLINGTON Clapp, 36 Broad St &ct> a Government wc 

Louis S. Bobbins, 68 Broadway. Government officers, i 

Thomas F. Richards, 69 Reade St moneyf an d that 

David M. Melliss, 87 Park Bow. m ent direction. It Is 

O. A. Morse, Esq., Cherry VaUey, N. Y. guarded, * 

Ogden Haggerty, 26 Bond St* larger or more valua 

S. H. Howard, 124 East 16th St 

Charles Butler, 25 W. 37th St, and many others. FIRST M 

^ASTERN HYGEIAN HOME. coffered for the pre 

FLORENCE HIGHTS, N. J. LAB, they are the che 

B. T. TRALL, M.D., 1 Physicians more than 16 per cent 

- ELLEN BEARD HARMAN, M.D., J y gj£ p^l 

This institution is beautifully situated on the Delaware # 

River, midway between Bordentown and Burlington, or over NINE PER Cl 
AU classes of invalids are treated on strictly Hygienic thirty years mn 
principles. In the College Department patients and received in New Yor 
guests have the privilege of hearing most of the lectures Nassau street and by 
of Professors Trail and Harman to the medical class. Continental Nat 

City office No. 97 Sixth avenue. New York. Send Btamp Clark, Dodge 

„ * , , John J. Cisco & S 

for circulars. «... 


Who Profits by Slave Labor ? 

Who Initiated the Slave Trade ? 

What have the Philanthropists Done ? 

The Questions Answered. 

160 pages. 1860. Price 26 cents. 


EARNINGS OF THE COMPANY. 

At present the profits of the Company are derived only Copies of the above-narked pamphlets seat by mail, at 
from its local traffic, but this is already much more than prices named. 


sufficient to pay the interest on all the Bonds the Company 
can issue, if not another mile were built It is not 
doubted that •when the road is completed the through 
traffic of the only line connecting the Atlantic and Pacific 
States will be large beyond precedent and, as there will 
be no competition, it can always be done at profitable 
rates. 

It will be noticed that the Union Pacific Railroad is, in 
fact, a Government work, built under the supervision of 
Government officers, and to a large extent with Govern- 
ment money, and that its bonds are issued under Govern- 
ment direction. It is believed that no similar security is 
so carefully guarded, and certainly no other is based upon 
a larger or more valuable property. As the Company’s 

FIRST MORTGAGE BONDS 

are offered for the present at 90 CENTS ON THE DOL- 
LAR, they are the cheapest security in the market, being 
more than 16 per cent, lower than U. S. Stock. They pay 

SIX PER CENT. IN GOLD, 

or over NINE PER CENT, upon the investment, and have 
thirty years to run before maturity. Subscriptions will be 
received in New York at the Company’s Office, No. 20 


For sale at the office of 


‘ THE REVOLUTION,” 

37 Park Row (Room 17), 

New York. 


TARR & MARgua, 


M^. ( 


Office, 361 West 34th street, \ 

N. Y. Feb. 11, 1868. J 
RS. C. S. LOZIER, M.D., DEAN OF THE 


Continental National Bank, No. 7 Nassau street, 
Clark, Dodge & Co, Bankers, 61 Wall street, 

John J. Cisco & Son, Bankers, No. 33 Wall street, 
and by the Company’s advertised Agents throughout the 
United States. Remittances should be made in drafts 
or other funds par in New York, and the bonds will be 
sent free of charge by return express. Parties subscrib- 


22 JOHN STREET. 


AN EXTENSIVE STOCK 


ot the celebrated 


GORHAM PLATED WARE 


Y. Medical College and Hospital for Women . through local agents will look to them for their safe 

.. it n I w .itTT 4a nnV oaolofonno ftwTTl I * 


and Children,” desireB in this way to ask assistance from 
any of our citizens, men or women, to purchase a desir- 
able building and grounds in the upper part of this city. 


delivery. i 

A NEW PAMPHLET AND MAP, showing the Progress 


^ iw have of th e Work, Resources for Construction, and value 

offered to the Board of Trustees for $81,000. Bjtaw Company’s Office or of its 

about $16,000 of the amount. Anyone able to help them Plication. 


Warranted superior to the Finest Sheffield Plate. 


to secure thi« property either by donation or loan, with- 
out interest, will forward a noble cause. Apply or write 
to MBS. O. F. WELLS, Secretary of the Board of Trus- 
tees, No, 889 Broadway, firm of FOWLEB A WELLS, 


advertised agents, or will be sent free on application. 

JOHN J. CISCO, Treasurer, 

New York. 

November 28, 1867. 


176 


gUvolutiati. 


The Revolution; 

THE OBGAN OF THE 

NATIONAL PARTY OF NEW AMERICA. 


PRINCIPLE, NOT POLICY — INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND 
RESPONSIBILITIES. 


I 

THE REVOLUTION WILL DISCUSS: 

1. I» Politics— Educated Suffrage, Irrespective of 
Sex or Color; Equal Pay to Women for Equal Work; 
Eight Hours Labor; Abolition of Standing Armies and 
Party Despotisms. Down with Politicians— Up with ( the 
People 1 

2. In Religion— Deeper Thought ; Broader Ideas ; 
Science not Superstition ; Personal Purity ; Love to Man 
as woll as God. 

8. In Social Life.— Practical Education, not Theo- 
retical; Fact, not Fiction; Virtue, not Vice; Cold Water, 
not Alcoholio Drinks or Medicines. Devoted to Moral- 
ty and Reform, The Revolution will not insert Gross 
Personalities apd Quack Advertisements, which even 
Religions Newspapers introduce to every family. 

4. The Revolution proposes a new Commercial and 
Financial Policy. America no longer led by Europe. 
Gold, like our Cotton and Com, for sale. Greenbacks for 
money. An American System of Finance. American 
Products and Labor Free. Foreign Manufactures Pro- 
hibited. Open doort to Artisans and Immigrants. 
Atlantic and Pacific Oceans for American Steamships 
and Shipping ; or American goods in American bottoms. 
New York the Financial Centre of the World. Wall 
Street emancipated from Bank of England, or American 
Cash for American Bills. The Credit Foncier and 
Credit Mobilier System, or Capital Mobilised io Re- 
suscitate the South and our Mining Interests, and to 
People the Country from Ocean to Ocean, from Omaha 
to San Francisco. More organized Labor, more Cotton, 
more Gold and Silver Bullion to sell foreigners at the 
highest prices. Ten millions of "Naturalized Citizens 
Demand a Penny Ocean Postage, to Strengthen the 
Brotherhood of Labor. If Congress Vote One Hun- 
dred and Twenty-five Millions for a Standing Army and 
Freedman's Bureau for the Blacks, cannot they spare 
Ooe Million for the Whites, to keep bright the chain of 
friendship between them and their Fatherland ? 

Send in your Subscription. The Revolution, pub- 
lished weekly, will be the Great Organ of the Age. 

Terms.— Two dollars a year, in advance. Ten names 
{$20) entitle the Bender to one copy free. 

ELIZABETH CADY STANTON, > F 
PARKER PILLSBURY, \ D3 ‘ 

SUSAN B. ANTHONY, Proprietor. 

37 Park Row (Room 17), New York City, 

To whom address all business letters. 


RATES OF ADVERTISING : 


Single insertion, per line 20 cents. 

ne Month's insertion, per line 18 cents. 

hree Months' insertion, per line 16 cents. 

Orders addressed to 


SUSAN B. ANTHONY, Proprietor, 

37 Park Row (Room 17), New York. 

“ THE REVOLUTION ” 

ay be had of the American News Company, 121 Nas- 
u street. New York, and of the large News Dealers 
Juroughont the country. 


rjlHE CREDIT FONCIER OF AMER ICA. 

GEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN, PRESIDENT. 

The following are among the first one hundred share- 
holders oi the Credit Foncier and owners of ColumbuB : 
Augustus Kountze, [First National Bank, Omaha.] 
Samuel E. Rogers, Omaha. 

E. Creighton, [President 1st National Bank, Omaha.] 
Thomas C. Durant, V. P. U. P. R. R. 

James H. Bowen, [Prest’ 3rd National Bank, Chicago.] 
George M. P ullman . 

George L. Dunlap, [Superintendent N, W. R. R.] 

John A. Dix, [President U. P. R. R.] 

William H. Gnion, [Credit Mobilier.] 

William H. Macy, [President Leather Manf. Bank.] 
Charles A. Lambard, [Credit Mobilier] Director U. P. R. R. 
Oakes Ames, M. C., [Ciedit Mobilier.] 

John M. 8. Williams, [Director Credit Mobilier.] 

John J. Cisco, [Treasurer U. P. R. R.] 

H. Clews. 

William P. Furniss. 

Cyrus H. McCormick, [Director U. P. R. R.] 

Hon. Simon Cameron. 

John A. Griswold, M. C., [President Troy City National 
Bank.] 

Charles Tracy. 

Thomas Nickerson, [Credit Mobilier,] Boston. 

F. Nickerson, [Credit Mobilier,] Boston. 

E. H. Baker, Boker.A Morrlil, [Credit Mobilier,] Boston. 
W. T. Glidden, Glidden A Williams, Boston, [Credit Mo- 
bilier.] 

H. 8. McComb, Wilmington, Del., [Credit Mobilier.] 
James H. Orne, [Merchant,] Philadelphia. 

George B. Upton, [Merchant,] Boston. 

Charles Macalester, [Banker,] Philadelphia. 

C. S. Bushnell, [Director U. P. R. R.] Credit Mobilier. 

A. A. Low, [President Chamber Commerce.] 

Leonard W. Jerome. 

H. G. Stebbins. 

C. C. A H. M. Taber. 

David Jones, [Credit Mobilier. ] — -v. 

Ben. Holladay, [Credit Mobilier.] 

Hon. John Sherman, U. 8. S. 

The cities along the line oi 

THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD. " 

Omaha already Sixteen Thousand People. 

Columbus the next important agricultural city on 
the way to Cheyenne. 

A Fifty Dollar Lot may prove a Five Thousand Dollar 
Investment. 

PARIS to PEKIN in Thirty Days? Two Ocean Ferry- 
Boats and a Continental Railway. Passengers far China 
this way l • 

The Rocky Mountain excursion parties of statesmen 
and capitalists (two thousand miles westward without 
break of gauge) pronounce the Pacific Railroad a great 
fact ; the Credit Mobilier (its contractors), a national 
reality ; the Credit Foncier (owning cities along the line), 
an American institution. 

The grandest national work of any age, is the Union 
Pacific Railroad. Under its present Napoleonic leader- 
ship, m 1810 the road will be finished to San Francisco. * 
Five hundred and thirty miles are already running west 
of Omaha to the base of the mountains, north of Denver. 
The Iowa Railroad (Chicago and Northwestern) is now 
open to the Missouri River opposite Omaha ; where the 
temporary bridge that has been constructed joins you 
with the Pacific. Here is the time-table : 


New York to Chicago (draw ing-room car all 

the way, without change; 38 hours. 

Chicago to Omaha, without change (Pull- * 

man's sleeping palaces) 24 •* 

Omaha to Cheyenne, or summit of Rocky 

Mountains, (Union Pacific Railroad) .28 “ 


90 “ 

Say four days from New York to the Rocky Mountains. 
Two thousand two hundred miles without a change of 
gauge or car, or the removal of your carpet bag and 
shawl from your state-room. 

The Credit Foncier of America owns the capitol addi- 
tion to Columbus,— probably the future capitol of Ne- 
braska. What is the Credit Foncier? Ask the first mil- 
lionaire you meet, and the chances are he will tell you 
that he was one of the one hundred original thousand 
dollar subscribers. No other such special copartnership 
of wealthy men exists on this continent (A list of these 
distinguished names can be seen at the Company’s 
office.) 

Where is Columbus? Ask the two hundred Union 
Pacific Railroad excursionists who encamped there on 


the Credit Foncier grounds. Is it not the geographical 
centre of this nation ? Ninety-six miles due weBt from 
Omaha, the new Chicago ; ninety-six miles from the 
Kansas border on the south ; ninety-six miles from the 
Dacotah line on the north, Columbus is situated on the 
upper bottom, at the junction of the Platte and the Loup 
Fork, and is surrounded by the finest agricultural lands in 
the world. 

The Credit Foncier lands extend from the railway 
station across the railway, and enclose the Loup Fork 
Bridge ; the county road to the Pawnee settlement run- 
ning directly through the domain. As the railway sys- 
tem expands,' Columbus will naturally be the railway 
centre of the Sioux City, Nebraska City and Nemaha Val- 
ley Railroads. 

The Union Pacific Railroad Company were Dot slow to 
see that Columbus was the natural point for an im- 
portant station. The Credit Mobilier owns lands near 
the city, and some leading generals and statesmen are 
also property owners round about Would you make 
money easy ? Find, then, the site of a city and buy the 
tarm it is to be built on. How many regret the non- 
purchase of that lot in New York ; that block in Buffalo ; 
that farm in Chicago ; that quarter section in Omaha. 
Onoe these city properties could have been bought for a 
song. As tor and Girard made their fortunes in this 
way. The Credit Foncier, by owning the principal 
towns along the Pacific lino to California, enriches its 
shareholders while distributing its profits by selling 
alternate lots at a nominal price to the public. 

The Credit Foncier owns 688 acres at Columbus, di- 
vided into 80ft. streets and 20ft alleys. 

These important reservations are made : Two ten-acre 
parks ; one tc n-acre square, for the university of Nebras- 
ka^ one five-aare triangle, for an agricultural college 1 ; 
one five-acre quadrangle, for a public school ; one acre 
each donated to the several churches, Episcopal, Catho- 
lic, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist Congregational 
and Baptist, and ten acres to the State for tbe new Capitol 
buildings. 

Deducting these national, educational and religions 
donations, the Credit Foncier has over 3,000 lota (44x115) 
t remaining, 1,500 of which they offer for sale, reserving 
the alternate lots for improvements. 

ADVANTAGES. 

First.— It is worth fifty dollars to a young man to be 
associated with such a powerful Company. 

Second.— By buying in Columbus, you purchase the 
preference right to be interested in tbe next town 
mapped out by the Credit Foncier ; and, as we dig 
through the mountains, that town may be a gold mine. 

Third. — Owning 6,000 feet oi land 1,700 miles off by 
rail, extends one’s geographical knowledge, and suggests 
that Massachusetts, South Carolina and Virginia do not 
compose the entire American Republic. 

When this ocean bottom— this gigantic plateau of the 
antediluvian sea — this relic of the great inland lake of ten 
thousand years ago, between Omaha and Columbus, be- 
comes peopled, with corn-fields and villages, a lot at 
Columbus may be a handy thing to have about the 
house. 

The object of the Credit Foncier in selling alternate 
lots at such a low figure, is to open up the boundless 
resources along the line of tbe Union Pacific Railroad to 
the young men of the East. Landed proprietsrship 
gives a man self-reliance, and may stimulate the em- 
employee to become employer. Fifty dollars invested 
ten years ago in Chicago or Omaha, produces many 
thousand now. 

As this allotment of 1,600 shares is distributed through 
New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, 
Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis, early application 
should be made by remitting a check to the Company's 
office, 20 Nassau street, when you will receive a deed for 
the property. 

To save the lot-owner the trouble of writing, the Credit 
Foncier pays all taxes for two years. 

Do not forget that every mile of road built westward, 
adds to the value of property in Omaha and Colnmbus. 
Cheyenne, at the foot of the mountains, four hundred 
miles west of Columbus, is but six months old, and has 
three thousand people. Lots there selling for three thou- 
sand dollars. 

Most of the Directors of the Union Pacific Railroad, 
and the Directors and Subscribers of the Credit Mobilier, 
are the Shareholders of tbe Credit Foncier of America. 

Call at the office and examine the papers. 

Most respectfully. 

Your obedient servant, 

GEO, P. BEMIS, 

Secretary. 

Office of the Company, 20 Nassau Street, New York