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The Revolution

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The Revolution
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Revolution (New York, N.Y.)
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v. 1-8; Jan. 8, 1868-Feb. 17, 1872.

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PRINCIPLE, NOT POLICY: JUSTICE, NOT FAVORS.MEN, THEIR RIGHTS AED NOTHING MORE: WOMEN, THEIR RIGHTS AND NOTHING LESS.
VOL. I.NO. 3.
NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1868. $2.00 A YEAR.
WESTWARD.
BY GEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN.
EPIGRAM HISTORY OF THE WORLD, IN NINE AOTS.
[Written on the summit of the Rocky Moun-
tains. Inspired on witnessing the moon set as
the sun rose Nov. 13, 1837.]
Westward Ever Westward, for a thousand generations,
Civilization marching onward, peopled the Ancient Na-
tions,
When woman sold her jewels, 'twas in Fourteen Ninety-
two,
That Columbus left the Old World, and landed in the
New.
Again in Sixteen Twenty, Miles Standish on the dock,
Founded our Mighty impire, where he anchored on a
rock l
Westward 1 Ever Westward, seven score and sixteen
years,
We worked and toiled, and grew beyond the British
House of Peers.
Oppressive taxeswrath arousedthen Charon crossed
the Styx,
Up with the flagdown with the Teacried Men of
Seventy-six.
Westward 1 Ever Westward, in Eighteen Sixty-one,
Our people roused from lethargy at sound of Sumter
gun.
And Ihen our old arch-enemy went tottering to the
grave,
England loosed her grip of death when we set free the
slave.
Westward l Ever Westward, in December Sixty-three,
I broke the ground at Omaha, half way from sea to sea.
Westward 1 Ever Westward, in the following month of
May,
The Railroad King Durant pushed on, two miles or more
a day.
Tie mom 1 on Rocky Mountains' top, whoso columns
reach the skies,
We see the moon retire to rest! The sun in splendor
rise!
Eastward! Presto! Eastward, let my Fenians share
the praise,
When Asia visits Europe in less than thirty days!
WHAT THE PRESS SAYS OF THE REVO-
LUTION.
hind her, and by endeavoring to show how happy she
can make the little world of which she has just become
the brilliant centre.'
Ah! sir, in recommending to our attention
domestic economy, you have assailed us in our
stronghold. Here we are unsurpassed. We
knowwhat not one woman in ten thousand
does knowhow to take care of a child, make
good bread, and keep a home clean. We never
harbor rats, mice, or oookroaohes, ants, fleas, or
bed bugs. Our children have never run the
gauntlet of sprue, jaundice, croup, chicken-pox,
whooping-cough, measles, scarlet-fever or fits;
but they are healthy, rosy, happy, andVell-fed.
Pork, salt meat, mackerel, rancid butter, heavy
bread, lard, cream of tartar and soda, or any
other culinary abominations are never found on
our table. Now let every man who wants his
wife to know how to do likewise take The
Revolution, in which not only the ballot, but
bread and babies will be discussed.
As to spinsters, our proprietor says, that just
as soon as she is enfranchised, and the laws on
marriage and divoice are equal for man and
woman, she will take the subject of matrimony
into serious consideration, perhaps call on the
editor of the Sunday Times.
N. Y. CITIZEN.
The Revolution, advocating love to man as wall as
God,"'is edited by Miss Parker Pillsbury, and two gay
young fellows named Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and
Miss Susan B. Anthony. It advocates Equal pay to
women for equal work. Why does it not go for exact
justice to all, irrespective of sex or color, and also de-
mand Equal pay to men for equal work with women ?
This, we take it, would save a good many good dollars to
a good many good fellows. As society is now organized,
we men have to do all the work and the women get alt
the money. In the dictionary of Fifth avenue, the word
husband is thus defined: Husbanda useful domes-
tic drudge ; a machine that makes dollars.
Exact justice to all, irrespective of sex and
color, is precisely what we advocate. We do
not forget our sons in demanding the rights of
our daughters. When all girls are educated for
self dependence, men will cease to be mere ma-
chines for making money, while the wealth of
the nation will be doubled.
Tlie Revolution;
THE ORGAN OF THE
NATIONAL PARTY OP NEW AMERICA.
PRINCIPLE, NOT POLICYINDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AN
RESPONSIBILITIES.
THE REVOLUTION WILL DISCUSS :
1. In PoliticsEducated 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 PoliticiansUp with the
People!
2. In ReligionDeeper Thought; Broader Ideas;
Science not Superstition; Personal Purity; Love to Man
as well as God. j
3. In Social Life.Practical Education, not Theo-
retical; Fact, not Fiction; Virtue, not Vice; Cold Water,
not Alcoholic Drinks or Medicines. Devoted to Moral-
ity and Reform, The Revolution will not insert Gross
Personalities and Quack Advertisements, which even
Religious 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 Corn, for sale. Greenbacks for
money. An American System of Finan^. American
Products and Labor Free. Foreign Manufactures Pro-
hibited. Open door? 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 Mobilized to Re-
suscitate ibo 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
Freedmans Bureau for the Blacks, cannot they spare
O:o 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 sender to one copy free.
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON, ) E
PARKER PILLSBURY, j
SUSAN B. ANTHONY, Proprietor.
37 Park Row (Room 17), New York City,
To whom address all business letters.
SUNDAY TIMES.
The Ladies Militant : It is out at last. If the women,
as a body, have not succeeded in getting up a revolution,
Susan B. Anthony, as their representative, has. Her
Revolution was issued last Thursday as a sort of
New Year's gift to what she considered a yearning pub-
lic, and it is said to be charged to the muzzle with lit-
erary nitro-glycerine.
If Mrs. Stanton would attend a little more to her do-
mestic duties and a little less to those of the great pub-
lic, perhaps she would exalt her sex quite as much as
she does by Quixotically fighting windmills in their
gratuitous behalf, and she might possibly set a notable
example of domestic felicity. No married woman can
convert herself into a feminine Knight of the Rueful
Visage and ride about the country attempting to redress
imaginary wrongs, without leaving her own household
in a neglected condition that must be an eloquent wit-
ness against her. As for the spinsters, we have often
said that every woman has a natural and inalienable
right to a good hnsband and a pretty baby. When, by
proper agitation, she has secured ibis right, she best
honors herself and her sex by leaving public affairs be-
CAMBREDGE PRESS.
A Live Newspaper.The Revolution is a great fact
All the leaders in the nation will take it. It is tho or-
gan of Temperanceof one hundred thousand School
Teachersof morality, and a new system, of Finance.
The subscription-list already contains the President and
Cabinet of the United. Statesthe Vice-President and
Senatethe Speaker and the members of the House of
Representatives all the Governors, Bankers and Bro-
kers. Ten thousand first number.
The Revolution will be the Organ of the National
Party of New America, based on individual rights in po-
litical, religious and social life. It will be devoted to
Principle, not Policy. It will be backed by the Credit
Foncier of America, the Credit Mobilier of America, the
Pacific Railroad Company, and half of Wall street; with
Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Parker Pillsbury as
editors, and Miss Susan B. Anthony as general manager
and proprietor.
Let the one hundred thousand school teachers
send in their subscriptions. We intend that
two million dollars spent yearly in the


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margin is lost, and 23 per cent, more, as shown by tlie
loan account, one hundred million more than last year
(Sensation.)
When tho country understands this, they will sell
governments. Then loot abroad. Five hundred mil-
lions of our securities in Europe on callnominally
held at 74or 9 per cent, in gold, while the rottenest se-
curity in the old world, 3 per cent. British consols are
selling at 91. That shows how little they think of our
bonds. They are simply deposited there and drawn
againsta simple kyering operation which you under-
stand. (Laughter.) When you want to see what is going
to happen abroad, look at that never-failing barometer
down there in the south-eastern part of Europethe
Eastern question. All say peace, yet five millions of
breech loadersoi needle-guns are being made. When
war breaks out, as likely in London or Paris as in Greece
or Turkey, back come the bonds. Send home not $500,-
000,000, but $20,000,000, and the dozen international
bankers will rush to the government slaughter-house to
sell, and the amount will soon be exaggerated to $20C,-
000,000. Suppose they meet there some of the liquidat-
ing national bank bonds, and other frightened holders
of the bonds, all rushing to sellwho is going (o bny ?
Shall I go on? iCries of Yes.) Remember that the
loan was taken up on margin. We subscribed $10,000
and borrowed $9,500, and kept the mill going all day,
making the man with $10,000 capital talk and act like the
millionaire/ The Public are Bulls on Governments only
when above parwhen below par, they are Bears. Let
Governments drop to par, and down they go to 89. Then
national bank notes are one per cent, discount. Thon
comes the rush on national banks for greenbacks, and
the greenbacks are not there. (Sensation.) What is the
result? Does Congress help us? Nothe lawyers are
in powerwhat do they care? They add $400,0(0,COO
bounty to the debt, and advay.ee their own salaries to
$5,0001 Is the South to be admitted under the Military
bill ? No ; Stevens holds the reins; confiscation is the
order. The estates are to be cut up among the Germans,
and the negroes wiped out. Where, then, are we float-
ing? Congress secs that McCulloch has made a mis-
take, and it is an administration blunder, the radicals
intend to pass no bill of relief. They ivill pinch the
country (his year, and firing on a financial crash in the
fall (remember, this is the panic year of the never fail-
ing sevens,)lay it on the administration policy, and
when everybody is broken, Congress will meet' in the
winter and pass Randall's bill, putting greenbacks in the
place of (he $340,000,000 national bank bonds. Pass
another bill paying duties on imports in greenbacks, and
then another bill paying interest on the $1,400,000,000
5-20s in legal tenders. In oilier words, give the country
one currencythat is twenty-five hundred millions of
legal tenders instead of sixteen currencies as aJ. present.
(Applause.) This makes all happy for the presidential
election of 1868. Delirum tremens requires national
whiskey to recuperate the system. The whiskey will
make all vote for radicalism. They elect the president,
and after that the deluge. (Laughter and applause.)
Johnson, in his talk with Halpine, the Democratic party
and the South, think that a crash will burst tbe Radicals.
By no means. They will tom it to their advantage. The
next war is to be financial. Land and labor against
banks and bondholdersand the former own the notes.
Tbe South has no debtthe West little. The greenback
age wiped off their mortgagee, and placed the load on
the back of the bondholders. The debt rests uneasily
on the sea-shore and in Europe, and the shadow is on
the wall.
Paying gold interest in greenbacks is repudiation, yon
saywhy so? Nearly all the states have done it; New
York taking Che lead. Tbe finality of all the recent con-
gressional legislation may be stated in two words : Con-
fiscation in the South and Repudiation in the North.
(Sensation.) The Chicago papers have already sounded
the tocsin; we are growing poorer every day. The
$2,500,009,000 debt only cost $1,250,000,000. Hence
bondholders ask specie payments. The people who did
the fighting hold no bonds, and ask for legal tenders.
Tbe rich arranged to have their bonds free from taxation.
Hence the rich man, with bis millions of untaxed Gov-
ernments, sends his children to the same school where
the poor man, with no bonds, sends his. Hence the
poor man is obliged to pay for the education of the rich
mans children as well as for his own. (Sensation.)
But enongh of this. You ask the remedy. Retrenob.
You have been dancing five years and the fiddler de-
mands his pay. (Laughter.) When the caudle is lighted at
both ends you had better sell it short. (Laughter.) You
must stop your importsdevelop your mineral re-
sourcesfinish the Pacific railroadcut down your ex-
pensessmoke one cigar lessdrink one glass of whis-
key less every hour in the day, and keep all your pockets
as full as you can of legal tenders, and they will be the
handiest thing you cauhave about the house. (Loud ap-
plause and great congratulations from the brokers.)
The following remarkable letter was received
after this speech went rolling through the press
of the nation:
New Orleans, May 12, 1867,
George Francis TbainSiV : I chanced lately to come
across your recent speech, made at tho New York Ex-
change, which, in my judgment, contains more common
sense and clear ^comprehension of the situation, in
the same space, than I have seen for years. Now, I
know nothing of your personnel, antecedents, or charac-
ter. having only seen your name for the last few years
flitting occasionally across the newspaperial firmanent;
but if there is no serious obstacle in your elements of
character or status, and your ambition be equal to the
object, you oan be President of the United States, by
launching at once upon, and directing the rising tide of
repudiation, which must, sooner or later, sweep over
the land. An exhibition of national, state, county, and
municipal debt would be appalling to the dullest under-
standing, and an appeal to the fact, that the interest on
this enormous debt is to be paid by the massesthe
middle and lower classes, would be irresistible. Bank-
rupt laws are a concession to the infirmities of judgment,
and the venial errors of mankind, frailties, which are re-
strained by a sense of personal responsibility in the in-
dividual, but which pervade with a sort of reckless free-
dom the action of government when such responsibili-
ty is impersonal and diffused. There is a remedy for all
evilspent up waters will find an outlet. The bankrupt
court, for the nation is an appeal to the people ; they are
omnipotentthey can create and deslroy,and our
national and other debts created for war purposes will be
as certainly submerged by the floods of repudiation, as
that the delta of the Mississippi has been covered by its
rebellious waters ; and what to me, who see but little of
what is going on in the world, is a significant and aston-
ishing fact, I saw in a paper this morning all this ground
covered in an extract from a book or pamphlet on cur-
rency, recently published by a Mr. Gibbons. No, sir ;
call a convention of all those who do not hold national,
state, county or city bonds, and no matter how few or
many may attend it, organize at the proper time and put
your candidates before the people, and success is certain.
It is useless to discuss the policy of a fact or an inevitable
tendencyclear the track, or be crushed by the Jugger-
naut of the almighty power of a free people.
This letter is written in all honesty and good faithno
living soul but the writer knows of it. I hope your
prolific brain will work out all the problems it suggests,
and that it will make you president, when I may, possi-
bly, wait on you, with the
Respects of P. Lewis, Jr.
REPLY SHOWING THAT REPUDIATION 13 NOT TO BE
THOUGHT OF.
Office op the Credit Foncier of )
America, 20 Nassau St., N. Y., >
' June 2, 1867. )
P. Lewis, Jr., Esq.Dear Sir: Brains are so scarce
intelligence so rare, common sense so muddled, epigram
matic writing so unusual, your comprehensive view of
national affairs commands my attention and prompt xe
mark.
Should the radicals catch at my greenback suggestion,
they can sweep the Fall elections, but having negro
ground into their souls, they will grasp the shadow for
the substance. Besides, they would drop an idea sug-
gested by me like a hot potato. As for tho Democrats,
they have less sense; believing when they die they will
go to Gen. Jacksonalways firing off their gun when
birds are in the next countyentirely demoralized by
repeated failure, I have little hopes of their adopting my
plan. It is their only salvation ; should they cry repu-
diation, they will go up. But greenbacks for tbe poor
man, gold for the rich, will bring voters to their senses.
Born in Tennessee, never having travelled, the presi-
dent will be English in his policy. So will McCul-
loch. Believing that a crash will smash the Radicals,
like tho bull and the locomotive, you can eee the conse-
quence. Panic makes the nation all bankrupt. Hence
no taxesand that is repudiation. Thore, sir, is where
you are wrong. I am no repudiator; you misunder-
stand me. Wendell Phillips is a repudiator j so is Ben.
Butter. One made a repudiating speech at Bostonthe
other at Troy. Greenbacks are not repudiation. The
French assignats, the Confederate debt, tho Continental
money are not analagous. There was no trade, no agri-
culture, no manufactures, no commerce back of these
debts, while America only wants ten years of inflated
currency to shut England out of our market, and start
factories and foundries everywhere. Greenbacks mean
prosperity. Gold or speciepayment is bankruptcyand
that is repudiation and ruin. Now, what the South
wants is more ourrenoyone thousand millions at least,
and the repeal of the cotfon tax j that will start every-
body ahead. This fanaticism will die out. Time brings
all things even. Nothing will save the Radicals but
another New Orleans massacre. (&t that repudiating
idea out of your head, and go ini for greenbacks. Eng-
land was twenty-five years building herself up on
greenbacksbut she did it; so did France ; so did Rus-
sia. Frederick carried on his seven years war against
Maria, on greenbacks, and Maria and Joseph followed
his example. When you come North, drop in, and we
will talk it over. Sincerely, '
Geo. Francis Train.
THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION.
We clip this admirable defence of our two hun-
dred and fifty wise men in the Constitutional
Convention from the Sun. We are glad to know
that Mr, Dana is at his post again, as he is one
of the most able and piquant writers in the
nation :
Our Constitutional Convention is about to reassemble.
An unjustifiable tone of asperity has been manifested
towards it in some quarters. It is charged with making
too slow progress. To write a resolution for a caucus,
and frame a constitution for a State, are very different
tasks. The one is an ephemeral effusion, the other is
for all time. This distinguished body met in June.
Those who reproach it with tardiness during the past
seven months forget that it has had to adjourn from Fri-
day to Monday or Tuesday in each week to recuperate
its exhausted energies; and that when trying to sit it
has had no quorum about two-thirds of the fame. Be-
sides, it took a recess from October till far into Decem-
ber, and another till near the middle of January, and
came near extending it to May. At first blush, three
months would soem to be a long recess; and doubtless
it would be for a mass meeting or a cattle show. But
for a body engaged in engendering a Constitution, it
may be deemed comparatively short. It is man:festly
unjust to blame the Convention for doing nothing when
not in session or when destitute of a quorum; for, in
the former predicament, it could only do nothing, and
in the latter it could merely do likewise.
It has been, objected that it has cloggedits progress by
creating too many standing committees, and placing
thereon too many members. But, if our memory is not
at fault, its committees do not exceed fifty or sixty, with
not more than twenty or thirty gentlemen on each.
These cavillers seem to forget the old adage that division
of labor diminishes work. It has been charged that all
the members participate in all the debates, and fault is
found with the length of the speeches. This h a gross
perversion of the facts. We doubt whether any member
frag delivered more than two hundred andfifty speeches,
while some have made less than flity; and wo have seen
no single speech that filled more than a dozen issues of
tiie Albany Journal.
Thon, tQofor there is no end to these captious criti-
cismstome com plain that the Convention has considered
too great a variety of subjects, run them too much into
detail, and completed none of them. This is taking a
narrow view of the scope of its mission. It is framing
the fundamental law of a State that is brimming over
with women and negroes, legislators and rogues, judges
and criminals, bankers and gamblers, canals and peni-
tentiaries, railways and hospitals, salt springs and dis-
tilleries, colleges and theatres, and we know not what
elseail clamoring to have their inalienable rights and
vested interests defined and protected. To settle all
these matters for all futurity will, of course, involve in-
terminable details and consume illimitable time. We
cannot withhold our severest censure from attempts to
institute invidious comparisons between the doings of
our Convention and those of similar bodies in the unre-
constructed Statesas if there cou d be any analogy be-
tween the cool, calm style in which statesmen and sa-
v.nts gravely deliberate over amendments to tbe organic
law of Now York, and the hot, hasty way in which ne-
groes and nondescripts recently disposed of a cognate
subject in Alabama. There, just emerging from the
chaos of civil war, and with a tempting opportunity to
distinguish themselves and enlighten mankind by nove
experiments In constitution-making, they ignobly shrank
from tho task, finished thoir work in three weeks, and
adjourned. Here, our publicists and philosophers, ap-


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predating tlie grandeur of their mission, and aware
that no other body like this will be convened during the
present generation, patriotically and patiently pursue
the even tenor of their way.
GOV FENTON'S MESSAGE
G07. FENTON LETS THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG.
WOMEN IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
It is an error, however, to suppose that females and
minors contribute nothing to our political resources as
elements of productive wealth. It is to be remembered
that all invested capital is productive to the community
as well as to the party making the investment, and that
a very largo proportion of the wealth of the State is
owned by fomales.
Our good Governor, in Ms message last year,
had no word for the women of the State, half
his constituency. So in our speech before the
Legislature we reminded him that certain
large property holders in New York had the
right to a voice in amending the Constitution of
the State.
It seems our words, like a grain of mustard
seed fell on good ground, for in the message be-
fore us we find he recognizes not only the fact
that there are women in this State, but that
they are large property holders and add much
to the practical resources and elements
of productive wealth.
Yes, the Governor is right, women own one
half the property and have trained up those who
own the other half. They have done their full
share in furnishing the bone and sinew of the
army and navy and civil government Admi-
rals, Generals, Governors, Senators and even
the Delegates to the present Constitutional Con-
ventionand they are taxed too, to pay them:
six dollars a day to insult their own mothers, :
by thrusting them outside the pale ot political !
consideration, with minors, negroes, idiots lu-
natics, and criminals.
AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
Editors of the Revolution:
I was forty years a slave in Crawford county,
Georgia. I came away from my master, Wash-
ington Parsons, when Sherman's army passed
through to the seaboard, found passage North
in a steamer. I married a free woman in Con-
necticut. I refused to buy cider of a church
member in Litchfield county for $8.00 per bar*
rel, or any other price. Besides clothing myself,
caring for family, and paying monthly rent for
a part of a widows house, laid by in the savings
bank and otherwise two hundred and fifty dol-
lars in fifteen months, enough to constitute me
a voter in the Empire State.
The Revolution is a significant and ominous
name for your paper, but it is destined to find
readers not only in your own sinks of iniquity
at home, but in other more healthy but not less
idolatrous portions of the country.
Jeremiah Peck, a Country Miller.
. The ever busy tongue of slander has seized on
the fair name and fame of the late Gov. Andrew,
of Massachusetts, and.applied to Mm the epithet
of drunkard. One of Ms intimate friends,
and political and official as:ociates, Francis W.
Bird, Esq., in some most interesting reminis-
cences of the late Governor in the Boston Com-
monweatih, meets the charge thus:
Let me say one word in reply to a slander which only
ignorance or malice could have originated, aud which
prejudice, unfortunately, led too many to believe. Gov.
Andrew never professed total abstinence, but to the end
of bis life was, in the best sense of the term, a tempera le
man. In ah his 'official visits, he took care that no in-
toxicating drinks were ever placed upon the table; and
in all the visits made by the Governor and Council for
the three years that I serve! in the Council, I never saw
a drop of intoxicating liquors offered to or used by the
Governor, or any member of his Council, at any one of
the public institutions of the State In his personal
habits he was remarkably temperate, especially for one
whose nervous system was under such constant strain.
As a uniform rule he would decline a glass of wine at
the table unless etiquette required him simply to taste
it. and, in preference, would drink his black tea. And
during years of most unreserved intimacy, when he well
knew that the knowledge of an over-indulgence would
never pass beyond the circle in which it might happen,
I never saw him partake of intoxicating drinks to an ex-
tent that even the most uncharitable could condemn as
excessive. It is painful, even to write these things; but
I feel it a duty, as I remember the cruel insinuations
which have been made by bigoted partisans during tho
past year, to.place this statement on permanent record.
A EULOGY ON WOMAN\ BY MARK
TWAIN.
At- the dinner given by the Correspondents
Club at Washington, on Saturday night, Mark
Twain was called on to respond to the usual
toast to Woman, which he did in the follow-
ing characteristic style:
Mr. President: I do not know why I should have
been tingled out to receive the greatest distinction of
the eveningfor so the office of replying to the toast to
woman has been regarded in every age. (Applause.)
I do not know why I have received this distinction, un-
less it be tbat I am a trifle less homely than the other
members of the club. But be this as it may, Mr. Presi-
dent, I am proud of the position, and you could not have
chosen any one who would have accepted it more gladly
or labored with a heartier good-will to do the subject
justice, than I. Because, sir, I love the sex. (Laughter.)
I love all the women, sir, irrespective of age or color.
(Laughter.)
Human intelligence cannot estimate what we owe to wo-
man, sir. She 6ewe on our buttons (laughter), she
mends our clothes (laughter), she ropes ns in at the
church fairs; she confides in us; she tells us whatever
she can find out about the little private affairs of the
neighbors; she gives us good adviceand plenty of it;
she gives ns a piece of her mind sometimesand some
times all of it; she soothes our aching brows; she bears
our childrenours as a general thing. In all the rela-
tions of life, sir, it is but just, and a graceful tribute to
woman, to say of her that she is a brick. (Great
laughter.)
Wheresoever you place women, sirin whatever posi-
tion or estateshe is an ornament to that place she oc
cupies, and a treasure to the world. (Here Mr. Twain
paused, looked inquiringly at his hearers, and remarked
that the applause should come in at this point. It came
in. Mi\ Twain resumed his eulogy.) Look at the noble
names of history 1 Look at Cleopatra! look at Desde-
mona! look at Florence Nightingale! look at Joan of
Arc! look at Lucretia Borgia! (Disapprobation ex-
pressed. Well, said Mr. Twain, scratching his head
doubtfully, suppose we let Lucretia slide.) Look at
Joyce Helh! look at Mother Eve! (Cries of Oh 1 Oh!,
You need not look at her unless you want to, but (said
Mr. Twain, reflectively, after a pause) Eve was orna-
mental, sir, particularly before the fashions changed!
I repeat, sir, look at the illustrious names of history.
Look at the Widow Machree look at Lucy Stone 1 look
at Elizabeth Cady Stanton! look at George Francis Train!
(Great laughter.) And, sir, I say it with bowed head and
deepest veneration, look at the mother of Washington!
She raised a boy that could not liecould not lie. {Ap-
plause.) But he never had any chance. (Oh, Oh!) It
might have been different with him if he had belonged
to a newspaper correspondents club. (Laughter, groans,
hisses, cries of Put him out. Mark looked around
placidly upon his excited audience and resumed:)
I repeat, sir, that in whatsoever position you place a
woman she is an ornament to society and a treasure to
the world. As a sweetheart she has few equals and no
superiors (laughter); as a cousin she is convenient; as a
wealthy grandmother, with an incurable distemper, she
is precious; as a wet nurss she has no equal amoeg
men! (Laughter.)
What, sir, would the peoples of the earth he without
woman? * * They would be scarce, siral-
mighty scarce! Then let us cherish herlet us pro-
tect herlet us give her our suppoit, our encourage-
ment, our sympathyourselves, if we get a chance.
(Laughter.)
But, jesting aside, Mr. President, woman is lovable,
gracious, kind of heart, beautifulworthy of all respeot,
of all esteem, of all deference. Not any here will refuse
to drink her health right cordially in this bumper of
wine, for each and every one of us has personally
known, and loved, aud honored the very best one of
them allhis owu mother! (Applause.)
A 310THER TO A DAUGHTER.
Mx Daughter : Sixteen years of merry, care-
less girlhood have passed, and now, standing
with reluctant feet at the parting of childhood
and womanhood, you need some suggestions
fiom one more experienced than yourself, ere
you enter the mysterious future. Over it rests
a halo that allures while it awes ; and well may
you pause, for in the beyond what vast possi-
bilities !
There, too, are quicksands shoals and pitfalls,
wMch have swallowed thousands of beautiful
souls. Along the way you encounter unnum-
bered obstacles; an impish brood of sarcasms
hiss; friends avert their faces ; men taunt you
as strong-minded and masculine; and
pleasure, ease, and luxury allure you to fatal re-
treats. Only with labor and self-denial will
you, in this present age, stem the current of
popular life, and become true to your own in-
herent womanly instincts.
But you are strong, well-developed, and
natural, thanks to a healthy, unrestrained life,
fresh air, simple food, and Dr. Lewiss gymnas-
tics, and with a fine intellectual endowment
united to such a splendid physiqie, the world
has need of your services. There is a work for
you, and all girls like you, to do, so grand, so
glorious that I cannot but cry out from the
depths of my being, that you may be roused to
the idea of womans power over the civilization
of the future! And in speaking to you, I ad-
dress all young girls whom my pen can reach.
So lay aside the last new novel, cease to
dream of a love of a hat, or the last new
style of chignons, and I will try not to weary
you ; for I was once a school-girl also, and
dreamed and read and planned as you may now
be doing.
Do you know, my daughter, what a glorious
thing it is to be a woman ? During the holi-
days you said, If I were only a boy, I could
hope for pleasant, active life ; but our habits
are such that girls are constantly fretting at the
restraints they endure. True, there is abun-
dant cause for this restlessness, but the day is
rapidly approaching when all athletic sports
and work may be yours.
Already you row, swim, skate and ride, and
in country places, at least, the old prejudice
against the dainty and neat gymnastic costume,
as an out-door dress, is dying away. Still boys
have an advantage over you in following out all
natural instincts. It is counted improper for
a girl to run, swing her arms, and use all those
free movements of the body that give supleness
aud vigor to her, no less than (o her brother.
In this freedom you are as wild, elastic and
straight as the Indian maiden, Bright Alfer-
ata. To your pale city cousins, with waists
cramped from the time they were ten years of
age, and who have never dared to exercise fully,
for fear of tumbling costly finery, or being
rude and unladylike, we extend all needful
sympathy. No wonder they wish they were
boys! With pale cheeks and lustreless eyes,
the result of unnatural habits, they are early
forced into society where the chief conversa-


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tion is not that which stimulates the reasoning
or elevates the moral and spiritual faculties.
Ah! my child, the day is already dawning
when there shall be no cramping of the ener-
gies of your being, simply because you are a
woman. But you shall feel more and more
deeply, as time rolls on, that yours is a precious
heritage.
Prophetic souls know that through the in-
tuitions of the womanly nature, shall come
the grandest developments of humanity. Not
that I undervalue true manhood ; beside it
true womanhood is perfect music unto noble
words. But men have long since had every
field open to their energies, and it is no disre-
spect to them to say that they have proved all
they are capable of doing alone.
But when woman rises from the position of
drudge or toy to become his moral and spiritu-
al inspirer, he shall find that his better nature
has been hitherto dwarfed and distorted.
Thousands will welcome The Revolution, as
the first organ devoted to the needs and
wrongs of women, and through them to
all radical reform. More odious than ne-
gro slavery, more vicious than any special
form of vice, has been their condition;
and it is only unrecognized as such, because
the world does not know of what we are
capable. There is a fine, tenacious strength
that has eluded all restraints, that shall yet
shake the globe to its centre. Prom your gen-
eration X hope muchhow much I will tell
you hereafter.
Affectionately, h. m. h. p.
New Brunswick, N. J., January 15, 1868.
GEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN,i
Editress of The Revolution:
Madame : As this gentleman sets out again
for the troublous shores of peif.de Albion, per-
mit me to testify how energetically he retaliated
on the British for their insidious wiles and in-
decent haste to grant belligerent rights to the
late rebels. How often have I heard him, night
after night, beard the lion in his den in the
discussion halls and their public places of Eng-
land, and amid infuriated crowds utter truths
that tended to shake the crafty oliyarchy of
Britian in their gorgeous clubs, palaces and
castles. Here he prophesied the ultimate suc-
cess of the Union forces and the revolutionary
spirit which should overtake Great Britain, and
which it is hoped a righteous Providence will
crown with success, retaliating on the tyrants
for their manifold 'cruelties, and exact from
these oppressors of the weak and crouchers to
the strong, ample retribution for the misery
which they sought to entail and perpetuate in
this fair land. If Mr. Train in this new cam-
paign do as much good service as in past times,
he will be such a tele noir to the English pluto-
crats that all their Machivellian astuteness will
battle against him in vain.
Yours very sincerely, B. Wood.
Government Economy.It was reported in
our United States Congress as a rare specimen of
government economy, that an old steam trans-
port was offered by her owner for sale at $4,000;
but instead of purchasing, the government
agents continued to charter, until her owners
had received over $19,000 for her services, and
owned her still. As an offset to this, the Eng-
lish papers are making complaints about one of
their admirals, who ordered two naval steamers
to go from Lisbon to Gibralter to get a stock of
coal, and then return to Lisbon. One of them
expended 550 tons of coal, and the other 485
tons, in going to Gibraltar, where they each
took on board 300 tons. "When they got back
to Lisbon one of them had 250 tons less coal on
board than when they started, while the voy-
age cost them $3,880 in gold, which the British
Exchequer has to pay.
MISSOURI WOMANS SUFFRAGE ASSO-
CIATION
Editors of the Revolution:
In order to show the steady progress that the
grand idea of Equal Rights is slowly bub sure-
ly making among the people of these United
States, I think that it would be well, in the be-
ginning at least, to make a record in The Revo-
lution, of the fact of* each successive State
organization; and for that purpose I send you
the list of officers for the association in Mis-
souri, not yet a year old; as also their petition
to the Legislature for a change in the organic
law and a brief address to the Voters of the
State, in support of the movement.
To the Voters of Missouri:
The Women of this State having organized for the pur-
pose of agitating their claim to the ballot, it becomes
every intelligent and reflecting mind to consider the
question fairly and dispassionately. If it has merits, it
will eventually succeed; if not, it will fail.
I am of the number of those who believe that claim to
be just and right, for the following, among other
reasons:
Taxation and Representation should go hand in hand.
This is the very corner-stone of our government Its
founders declared, and the declaration cannot be too
often repeated: We hold these truths to be self-evi-
dent, that all men are created equal; that they are en-
dowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights;
that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of
happiness. That to secure those rights, governments
are instituted among men, deriving (heir just powers from
the consentof thegovemed.
The man who believes in that declaration cannot just-
ly deny to women the right of suffrage. They are citi-
zens, they are tax-payers; they bear the burdens of gov-
ernmentwhy should they be denied the rights of
citizens ? We boast about liberty and equality before
the law, when the truth is, our government is con-
trolled by one-half only of its population. The others
have no more voice in the making of their laws, or the
selection of their rulers, than the criminals who are in
our penitentiaries; nay, in one respect their condition
is not as good as that of the felon, for he may be par-
doned and restored lo a right which woman can never
obtain. And this, not because she has committed any
crime, or violated any law, but simply because she is,
what God made her, a woman 1 Possessed of the same
intelligenceformed in the same moldhaving the same
attributes, parts and passionsheld by her Maker to
the same measure of responsibility here and hereafter,
her actual position in society at this day, is that of an
inferior. No matter what her qualifications may be,
every avenue to success is virtually closed to her. Even
when she succeeds in obtaining employment, she gets
only half the pay that a man does for the same work.
But, it is said, womans sphere is at home. Would giv-
ing her the right to vote interfere with her home duties
any more than it does with a mans business ? Again it
is said, that for her to vote would be unfeminine. Is it
at all more indelicate for a woman to go to the polls,
than it is to go to the court-house and pay her taxes ?
The truth is, woman occupies just the position that man
has placed her in, and it ill becomes him to urge such
objections. Give her a chance^give her the opportunity
of proving whether these objections are well-founded
or not. Her influence for good is great, notwithstand-
ing all the disadvantages under which she at present la-
bors; and my firm belief is, that that influence would be
greatly enhanced and extended by the exercise of thin
new right. It would be felt at the ballot-box and in the
halls of legislation. Better men, as a general rule, would
be elected to office, and society in all its ramifications,
would feel and rejoice at the change.
A VOTEB.
To the General Assembly of the Stale of Missouri,:
Gentlemen : The undersig led women of Missouri,
believing tbal all citizens who ora taxed for the support
of the government and subject to its laws, should have
a voice in the making oi those laws, and the seleotion of
their rulers; that, os the possession of the ballot en-
nobles and elevates the character of man, so, in like
manner, it would ennoble and elevate that of woman, by
giving her a direct and personal interest in the affairs of
government; and further, believing that the spirit of
the age, as well as every consideration of justice and
equity, require that the ballot should be extended to our
sex, do unite in praying that an amendment to the Con-
stitution may be proposed, striking out the word male,
and extending to women the right of suffrage.
And, as in duty bound, your petititioners will ever
pray.
WOMAN SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI.
Mbs. Francis Minob, President.
Mrs. Beverly Allen, Vice-President.
Mbs. Wm. T. Hazard, Corresponding Secretary.
Mbs. Geo. D. Hall, Recording Secretary.
Mbs. N. Stevens, St. Louis, Missouri, Treasurer.
Copies of petition, and information furnished upon
addressing either of above named officers.
Formation of Auxiliary Associations in every county
requested. Petitions when completely signed to be re-
turned to the head office.
These papers will serve to show that the idea
has taken root in other States beyond the Mis-
sissippi, besides Kansas; and may also be some-
what of a guide to others, who may desire to
accomplish the same purpose elsewhere.
A work of such magnitude requires, of course,
time for its development; but the leaven is
working. The fountains of the great deep of
public thought have been broken up. The
errors and prejudices of six thousand years are
yielding to the sunlight of truth. In spite of
pulpits and politicians, the Great Idea is mak-
ing its way to the hearts of the people; and wo-
man may rejoice in believing that the dawn of
her deliverance, so long hoped for and prayed
for, is at last approaching. r. m.
St. Louis, January, 1868.
REASON WHY,\
LIMMORTALITY.
The American Anti-Slavery Society, as rep-
resented in the National Anti-Slavery Standard,
are dead ; for they have no issue. Th eir name
is a lie, and their creed a farce ; for the only
American slavery, the only National sla-
very to-daythe slavery of Womanthey re-
fuse to impeach. Their bark rots in a dead-
calm; for they let the Republican ship, in
whose wake they wallow, take the wind from
their sails. Their life-boat is wrecked on the
shoals; for they left the roadway of principle,
shipped a cargo of expediency, and got their
bottom barnacled with party fossils. Their
estate is bankrupt; for they threw overboard
their capital of conscience, consistency and
courage. Their house is cold and dark ; for
they have turned their faces from the sun of
righteousness, and have gone to burrow in the
mole-hills of political trimmery.
They are dead. But there is a power that
can raise them to life,even to life eternal.
That power is Truththeir Christ from whom
they have apostatized. Let them return to
him; let them declare that, Wherever an in-
dividual is wronged with the consent of the commu-
nity, there is Slavey ; and the individual wronged
is a Slave let them, on this platform, resume
their discarded faith of yore, that One, with
God, is a majorityand they will again livea
life of usefulness, broad as Human Nature, and
enduring as Human Society. a. m.
A Chaplain in Arkansas says that a man buy*
ing furs was conversing with a hunter's wife at
whose house he called, and asked her if there


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were any Presbyterians around there. She hesi-
tated for a moment, and then said she guessed
nother husband hadnt killed any since theyd
lived there, and he knowed every critter that
ran about these woods.
GEO. FRANCIS TRAIN IN LUCK.
ENGLAND AT LAST ADOPTS STREET IB AIT,WAYS.
While the countrywe mean the people
thereofhave been nominating Mr. Train for
the Presidencywhile the press are rolling him
over the land, either by sarcastic flings or com-
plimentary notices, Mr. Train is wending his
way to England to look after his great specula-
tion on that side of the water. At last the Eng-
lish see the necessity of doing him justice on
his street railways. The bill he has brought
before Parliament, gridirons London with its
several lines. We copy from the London En-
gineer :
METROPOLITAN TRAMWAYS.
A bill is about to be brought before Parliament which
has for its object to authorize the establishment ot a
company to lay down and work tramways in the metro-
polis. Xt is proposed to construct thirteen of these tram-
ways. No. 1 will be laid from the Old Kent-road through
Albany-road and Neate-street, and will pass through the
parishes of St. George the Martyr and St. Giles, Camber-
well; No. 2 will be commenced at the Elephant and Cas-
tle, and be continued along the New Kent-road, Great
Dover-street, Trinity-street, and Great Suffolk-street,
and will terminate in the centre of the Southwark Bridge
road; No. 3 will commence in the Westminster-bridge-
road, and will be continued through St. Georges-cireus
and the Borough-road, terminating in South, wark-stre .-t;
No. 4 will begin at the obelisk in St. Georges-crescent,
and will terminate at the same point as No. 3, but will be
constructed along the Blackfriars-road; No. 5 will com-
municate between the Ophthalmic Hospital in the West-
minster Bridge-road and the Elephant and Castle; No. 6
will commence at the Elephant and Castle, and proceed-
ing along London-road and Newington Causeway, will
terminate at the Southwark Bridge-road. It is proposed
that No. 7 shall commence at the termination of No. 3,
and shall pass through Stamford-street and 7ork-road to
the Westminster Bridge-road. Tramway No. 9 will be-
gin at the corner of Oakley-street, Kennington-road, and
will end at the termination of No. 7, traversing Allen-
street, Royal-street, Crozier-street, and Palace-road; No.
10 is to commence in the Westminster Bridge-road, near
the south-west comer of Oakley-street, and will be laid
along Eennington-road, Lower and Upper Kezmington-
green, the Brixton-road, Grove-road, Park-road, Harley-
ford-street, Clayton-street, to the Westminster Bridge-
road; No. 10a is to start from Moore-place, in the Een-
nington-road, and to terminate in St. George's-cirous;
No. 11 will communicate between Harleyford-street and
the Camberwell New-road; No. 11a will start from Brix-
ton-road, and will join No. 11 in the Camberwell New-
road; No. 12 will start from the Elephant and Castle, and
be continued along St. Georges-road to its termination
in the Westminster Bridge-road; No. 12a is to commence
in the London-road, at the corner of St. Georges-road,
and, after making a circuit, will return to the same point.
These are the original thirteen lines mapped
out by Mr. Train, and we presume his recent
sudden departure is connected with his patent.
He is also succeeding in Liverpool.
STREET TRAMWAYS IN LIVERPOOL.
It seems likely, from the action already taken by some
of the principal traders of Liverpool, that a street tram-
way system for that town will be sanctioned by Parlia-
ment in tie present session. Last year the scheme pro-
posed was resisted by one of the shop-keepers of Bold-
street. This year the promoters of a scheme substan-
tially the same as that of last year have given notice of
application for a bill, but deferring to the opponents last
session, they avoid Bold-street. The traders are now
alarmed and have held an influential meeting this? week,
at which they have passed resolutions to the effect that
a street tramway is desirable and practicable, and that it
should, by all means, embrace Bold-street in its course.
A committee has been appointed 'to promote the objects
of the resolutions.London Engineer,
As Mr. Train is entitled to five hundred
pounds a mile by the patent which he holds eight
years more to run. from the Queen of England,
one cannot surely estimate the enormous income
he should and will receive. His five London
roads were taken up at fearful expense, but Mr.
Train succeeded in keeping down the Birken-
head road, which, we understand, he still owns.
We do not think that his visit abroad has any
other significance than his business interests, al-
though it has been reported that he is associated
with the government in some way regarding the
Alabama claims.
TEE PEOPLE'S VOICE.
The responses from the people at the advent
pf The Revolution are cheering to fcho highest
degree. Specimens were given last week. Only
a few words from a few of our piles of letters
can find space in the too scanty columns of
The Revolution.
From a lady in Lynn, Mass.:
I enclose my earnest God speed in the shape of ten
subscribers besides myself, and more are promised.
Glad voices are greeting you from both worlds. En-
closed axe twenty dollars and names of the subscribers.
From a lady in New Jersey;
Welcome, thrice welcome to The Revolution! It
shall have my earnest support. Enclosed is the sub-
scription price for a copy for our home and another for
our daughter away at school in Massachusetts.
From a lady in Cincinnati, Ohio:
I shall do my best to solicit subscribers for The Revo-
lution as soon as I receive the paper or prospectus, for
1 know its importance. Wo will get a notice in the
papers here of The Revolution, and will spare no pains
,to add to your circulation. You may always consider me
a co-worker in any thing that is radical in advancing lib-
erty for all mankind.
From a gentleman in New Hampshire;
Your Revolution came to hand late last evening. It
is a oase of love at first sight. I am a subscriber.
Here is the money; acknowledge the receipt of $2. Al-
leluiah! The world moves!
From New Jersey:
Hip, Hip, Hurrah for the new Revolution It is
certainly worthy of a three-times-three and a tiger, from
every lover of the human race. Long looked for, come
at last. Just the thing for the exigencies of the hour.
Equal rights to all; no taxation without represent ition
has been my motto for the past forty years. That is the
flag I fight under, so here goes. Please hook me as a
high private. (Two dollars enclosed.)
From a lady in Connecticut:
I see that you have issued the first number of The
Revolution. I am very glad and grateful, and shall
send on my subscription.
From Hartford, Conn.:
Miss S. B. Anthony : I enclose $2 for The Revolu-
tion for the coming year. This grand paper ought to
live. It is the first one, so far as I know, founded on
complete justice. It is got up in an exceedingly tasteful
manner, to say nothing of the excellence of its articles.
I am anxious to extend its circulation as much as possit
ble. The greater part of the Republican journals may
maintain a dignified silence in regard to it, as advised
by the magisterial N. Y. Times. They know well that
this is much worse for a new publication than the most
bitter attacks can be. Eeeping the name of a journal be-
fore the country, whether in praise or censure, is the
surest guarantee of its success.
Mrs. Jessie Benton Fremont.Among the
petitions presented in the Senate last week was
one from Mrs. Fremont, praying that certain
real estate property in San Francisco, belonging
to her, which the Government had taken pos-
session ol, might be restored to her. And as
it was not a petition for right of suffrage the
>rave Senators dared speak the gifted ladys
name and request. When women ask suffrage
here, both are virtually kept out of sight, es-
pecially when their petitions are presented by
Republican Senators. Democrats have not yet
so meanly dodged their duty.
BREAD AND THE BALLOT.
In this city alone there are many thousands of women
who support themselves by laboriug at all sorts of trades.
There are thirty-eight thousand more females than
males in New York, and thrice or four times that num-
ber are dependent on their own labor. It has been lately
stated that not less than three thousand of these are en-
gaged in the manufacture of hoop skirts alone. Of the
one hundred and fifty thousand school teachers in the
United States, over one hundred thousand are females.
Many of the New York establishments, like Stewarts
and others, each employ eight hundred and one thou"
sand females in manufacturing all sorts of articles of
female dress.World.
The Revolution is the organ for all these.
Send in your subscriptions and complaints that
we may show the chivalry of New York the
slavery that exists in the garrets and cellars of
this city, and even in your schools where young
girls are teaching for a miserable pittance. Let
the 100,000 school teachers demand the ballot
and thus double their salaries.
WET DO WOMEN SEND TIIEIR PE.
TITIONSTO TEE DEMOCRA1S' /
To the Senate and Rouse of Representatives in Congress
Assembled .
We, the undersigned, citizens of...... in the State of
...., do humbly petition your honorable body for im-
mediate legislation to secure to Women Equal Suffrage
with men in the District of Columbia.
Above is a copy of a petition women are send-
ing to Republican members of the Senate anci
House, which they read thus, I present a pe-
tition for impartial suffrage signed, by------------
people.
Our Republicans are growing more and more
shame-faced. Last Winter they could not
present a Womans petition without an apology;
now they cannot mention the name Woman,
Send your petitions to the Democrats, they wilt
tell who you are and what you want!
Horsehair Snakes.The Scientific American
has a correspondent who writes thus on a ques*
tion under consideration in recent issues of that
paper:
With your kind permission I would like to speak a few
words about tho snakes in question. When I re-
sided in Pennsylvania, I, in company with many other
lads, use to tie a bundle of horse hairs into a hard knot
and then Immerse them in the brook, when the water
began to get warm, in due time we would have just
as many animals, with the power of locomotion and ap
pearance of snakes, as there wore hairs in the bundle. I
have raised them one-eighth of an inch in diameter, with
perceptible eyes and mouth on the butt end or root part
of the hair. Take such a snake and dip it in an alkalice
solution, and the flesh or mucus that formed about the
hair will dissolve, and the veritable horse hair is left,
They will not generate in limestone water, only in freer
stone or salt water. t. w. b.
Covington, Ky.
A Woman Shooting,A Swiss journal says that a
yoqng woman named Anna Arnold, sister of an lnn
keeper at Willisau (Lucerne), has just carried off the first
prize at a rifle shooting competition of that town, having
made a hit with every shot.
The 250 wise men in the Constitutional Con-
vention of N. Y. told the women of N. Y. that
the bullet and ballot went together. It may be
when women get the franchise they'll shoot the
mark with their ballots and give ns better legis-
lation. Gentlemen of N. Y., amend the second
Article of your Constitution and we will try.
A steam saw-mill in Bristol, Lid., is managed
by a man and his two daughters. One of the
gills is engineer and fireman, and the other
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PARKER PILLSBURY, J ^ttll018<
SUSAN B. ANTHONY, Proprietor.
NEW YORK, JANUARY 22, 1868.
TRAIN IN A BRITISH JAIL.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE REVOLUTION PROM
GEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN.
British Jail, Monday, 12 m.
My first gun is firedLord Derby quails
RevolutionKuezkowskiIreland for tbe Irish
American citizens rights in EuropeAla-
bamaor wargalvanize Johnson and Seward
are they Americans ? Adam s a British Toady.
George Francis Train.
CONGRESS VS. THE COUNTRY.
Mb. Eld judge next addressed the Hoase in opposition
to Ihe bill. Words wduld tail him, he said, to denounce
it with the ieeling and emotion with which it inspired
him. He would repeat the question, and let the gentle*
man (Bingham of Ohio) answer it now: What pre-ex-
isting government did he propose to guarantee by this
bill?
Mr. BinghamI intend that form of government to be
guaranteed which is contemplated by tbe words a re-
publican iorm of government, and inasmuch as the ma-
jority in every one of the ten States lately in insurrec-
tion, battered down by treason-
Mr. Eldridge (impatiently cutting off the sentence)
Oh, dont give us any of your rhetoric i ow! (Laughter.)
Give us your answer.
Mr. Bingham- -Never mind. If you want an answer
you will have it.
Mr. EldridgeI do not want any of your rhetoric: I do
not kuow how to deal with it. (Laughter.)
Mr. BinghamThat is a fact, sir. You may call it
rhetoric, but it is a tact.
Mr. EldridgeWell, then, let us have it.
Mr. Bingham (attempting to finish the interrupted
sentence)They battered down their governments by
treason---
Mr. Eldridge (without allowing the sentence to be
closed)Well, Mr. Speaker, I must resume the floor.
The gentleman will not answer my question.
Mr. BinghamI am going to answer it.
Mr. EldridgeI cannot wait for the answer. But the
gentleman shall not escape me. If he answers the ques-
tion he shall have the opportunity; but I do not want
rhetoric. We have had enough ot that.
Mr. Biogham (somewhat ruffled)-* But is not that a
fact?
Mr. EldridgeIt is a fact that the gentleman deals with
nothing else than rhetoric. (Laughter.)
Mr. Bingbam (a little more ruffled)Is it a fact, sir,
that treason battered down the government of South
Carolina ?
Mr. EldridgeWell, supposing it is ?
Mr. BingbamHaving thus bettered down---
Mr. Eldridge (nearly out of patience)Well, none of
your rhetoric, sir. Ahswer my question.
Mr. BinghamI do answer it, sir, and i answer it in
the words of James Madison, the maker of your consti-
tution.
Mr. Eldridge (with patience entirely exhausted)I re-
sume the floor. (Laughter.) The gentleman cannot
answer my question; he dare not answer it.
Mr. Bingham1 dare do it, sir, if you let me. (Laugh-
ter.)
Mr. EldridgeI will give the gentleman an opportu-
nity to answer it now in one minute.
Mr. BinghamOne minute is rather short.
Mr. EldridgeIt is rather sho.t, but 1 want to get rid
pf the rhetoric. (Laughter.)
Mr. BinghamShakspeare gave a fellow forty minutes
to girdle the earth. (Laughter.)

Mr. EldridgeYes, but I dont want you to go all
round the world in giving an answer. (Laughter.)
Mr. BinghamThe man who was called the father of
the constitution, James Madison, has answered the gen-
tleman's question. He declared, that when the majority
of a State batter down its government by treason it is the
right and duty of the federal government to enable the
minority to rebuild it. That is my answer. [Applause
in the galleries, which was promptly ohecked by the
Speaker.]
Mr. EldridgeThat is not a fact. Mr. Madison never
uttered such a sentiment.
Mr. BinghamI beg leave to say that he did, and I
will prove it to-morrow.
Mr. Eldridge [sneeringly]To-morrow ?
Mr. Bingham [firing up]Yes, sir, to-morrow. And I
challenge the gentleman---
Mr. EldridgeOh, I care nothing about tire gentle-
mans challenge; but will he answer me ?
Mr. BinghamI know all that the gentleman knows
on that question, and what I know myself besides. [Gen-
eral laughter.]
Mr. EldridgeThe gentleman never lost an occasion
to put before Congress and the country what he knew,
and a great many things, I think, that he does not know.
[Laughter.] ~
This was the last hostile shot, and the belligerents
hauled off.
The above is an extract from the Congression-
al proceedings of last Thursday, continued, the
papers say, till a late hour at night. Gerrit
Smith used to bear testimony against all night
sessions, when he was a member of the House,
as neither honorable nor profitable to Congress
or the country. John P. Hale, of New Hamp-
shire, once said in the Senate, If the people
only knew how we spend our time here and
their money, they would move on us in a body
and drive us from the Capitol. Both these
humiliating confessions were made many years
ago, before the present appalling state of degen-
eracy and corruption, so prevalent among our
public men.
In the above cited extracts, we do but hold
the mirror up to nature. Indeed, far more dis-
gusting scenes than these are often witnessed on
hat same floor. All seem to have been in good
nature; at least, dirks were not drawn, nor fists
clenched. Nor was any member arraigned at
the bar of the House for using infamous" words
in debate. John Morrissey, it is said, owns that
he has been a boon companion with horse-jock-
eys, drunkards, gamblers, prize-fighters, cock-
fighters, and dog-fighters ; and yet he insists
that he has to look on scenes in Congress more
dishonorable than in any company he ever kept
bofqje. The statement may not be true, but
the people will have their opinions nevertheless.
The farce enacted between Messrs. Eldridge and
Bingham, seems many times to have convulsed
the House with laughter. They were the clowns
of the congressional circus for the evening, or the
jesters, as in the palaces of the old Saxon and
English kings. But the nation no longer laughs
over such unpardonable squandering of time
and treasure. Commerce, with its capital stored,
its warehouses left to the moles and bats, its
ships rotting at the piers, no longer laughs.
Manufacturers, with goods unsold, with mills
and machinery silenced, do not laugh. The
small fanners, tradesmen, artisans, and me-
chanics, who are starving themselves to meet
their frightful taxes, and, if possible, preserve
their little homesteads to themselves and chil-
dren; these do not laugh. And the starving, un-
employed myriads in city, town, and village, all
over the land, men, women, and children,
North, South, East, West; no work, no wages, no
hope, no prospect while this reign of terror, of
the king of terrors lasts; faco to face with famine
and death, God pity them, aye, and you too,
ye merry members of Congress, if He can; for
you cannot make them laugh! I will say of
laughter it is mad, and of mirth what doeth it,
could never have been more appropriately writ-
ten than at the national capital in this fearful
hour. Dingy, dumb millions, grimed with dust
and sweat, with darkness, rage and sorrow, ap-
peal to our cachinating congress for some re-
lief, some form of justice and government, and
are only met with genwal laughter / The
South is, or is to be before the Spring opens, in
a state of extremesfc beggary. Dispatches are
received from Mississippi saying, we have
neither meat, bread, no breadstuff? to feed the
people, whites or blacks, three months; nor is
there money to buy with when the present
scanty supplies are gone! But in many places
the three months* supply is already exhaust-
ed, nor is there money to buy more. Deputa-
tions and delegations come up from the South
to lay its wants and woes before the govern-
ment. The government listens, promises to
investigate the case soon, and adjourns over
to Monday, and the whole matter is forgotten
in musty wit and mouldy joke.
Louis XV. of France, riding in one of his
immense parks, royally caparisoned for the
chase, and superbly attended, met a ragged
peasant half starved, carrying a coffin. For
whom ? asked his majesty. It was for a poor
brother slave the king had often seen delv-
ing there. Of what did he die? Of hun-
ger, your majesty! The king gave his steed the
spur, galloping the faster towards guillotine
and Revolution. Does Congress ever read his-
tory?
With the executive it is no better than with
Congress. The President, General Grant, and
Secretary Stanton are too busy with their own
personal quarrels to bestow time or thought on
anything else; if indeed a part of them at least
are not too indifferent to even their own per-
sonal appearance and affairs, to give them so
much attention as a decent regald for public
opinion demands. General Grant, it is report-
ed in the dispatches, was asked the other day
his opinion on a vital measure in the work of
reconstruction. With two or three tremendous
puffs at his cigar, he turned on the inquirer
with, have you seen Marshall Brown's new
pups ? The newspapers ring it round the land
as on excellent joke, and praise the General
for so sharply rebuking an impertinent ques-
tion, and laud his tact and talent that way,
while seeking to make him President. But the
people are beginning to cry in agony of earnest-
ness, How long, 0 Lord, how long! Such rulers
are deaf to the voice of history and the wail of
humanity alike. But they may proceed too far.
More than volcanio fires slumber in the subter-
ranean deeps of the human soul. The patience
of the people mid the forbearance of God are
the two most surprising phenomena of the pre-
sent terrible hour. If Caesar had his Brutus,
Charles I. his Cromwell, Marat his Charlotte
Corday, and President Lincoln his John Wilkes
Booth; if St. Domingo had its Touissant L-
Overture, and Virginia its John Brown, what
may not we witness shoald the light hand of an
oppressed and outraged working populace ere
long be lifted,
Bed with uncommon wrath. p. p.
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48 Bbekman St., New York, )
January 17,1868. j
Editors of the Revolution.
The National Anti-Slavery Standard has re-
fused to allow either the Protest, or the Card,
hereunto annexed, to appear before its read
ers, on any condition whatevereither through
its columns, or through the use of its subscrip-
tion-books for addressing its subscribers by
circular.
These documents, with the present letter, are,
therefore, at your service for publication.
Gustav Muller.
PROTEST.
To the Editor of the National Anti-Slavery Standard.
I protest against the present conduct of the St ndard. To
wit:
As a member of the American Anti-Slavery Society
(whose organ the Standard is), I protest; because the
Standard is false to the objects of this society. Those
objects are: The entire abolition of slavery in the
United States," and the elevation of the people of
color." The Standard, in demanding and accepting a
National Reconstruction based on Male Suffrage and a
Constitutional Amendment to permit political distinction
on the ground of Sex, remands the female half of the
negro slaves to renewed slavery (adding, to their
white male masters, two-million black male masters),
and consigns the female half of the people of color"
to continued degradation.
As a member of the American Community, I pro-
test; because the Stand ird is false to the foundation-
principle of this community,that all men are cre-
ated equal." In its special-pleading for the inalienable
rights of two-million black males, the Stand rd ignores,
contemns and violates the equally inalienable rights of
fifteen-million femalesblack and white.
As a member of the Human Species, I protest; be-
cause the Standard is false to the virtue of this species.
In dividing the claim of Citizen-Suffrage (which is logi-
cally indivisible) into the partial issues of Negro-Suf-
frage and Woman-Suffrage, and in giving, to one of these,
preference before the other, the Standard blunts the
weapons, scatters the forces, and impedes the march, of
Reform.
As a member of the Intelligent Universe (whose law
is Truth), I protest; because the Standard is false to
Truth. The Standards watchword is: No Conceal-
ment; No Compromise!" Its demand for Male Free-
dom conceals one-half of the wrong for whose destruc-
tion the Standard was marshaled; its acceptance of Fe-
male Slavery compromises one-half of the right in
whose behalf the Standard was enlisted. The Standards
theory says: The State should be built on Humanity
irrespective of its accidents." Its practice builds the
State on the aooident, Sex. The Standards argument
forbids the disfranchisement of any citizen. Its meas-
ures disfranchise half the nation. The Standard's war is
against Caste. Its fight is for Caste. In bargaining to
purchase abolition of White tyranny by perpetuation of
Male tyranny, the Standard yields its ground, deserts its
colors, and betrays its trust, to the service of the
Enemy!
[signed] Gustav Muller.
New York, January 17, 1868.
CARD.
Whereas, I believe that the National Anti-Slavery
Standard, in bartering-away the right of the Black Wo-
man to Self-Government, fails to perform its duty as the
organ of the American Anti-Slavery Society (of which I
am a member); that, in demoralizing the cause of Citi-
zen-Suffrage, it makes itself an obstacle in the way of Jus-
tice; and that, in refusing to have placed before its read-
ers, in any manner and on any terms, a protest against
its conduct, it occupies an attitude unworthy of a public
journal:
Therefore, ( now withdraw from all co-operation with
tho National Anti-Slavery Standard.
[signed] Gustav Muller.
New York, January 17, 1868.
The necessity for such a card and protest as the
above, :s at first sight deeply to be regretted.
But it seems an ordination of Nature that every
advance step in human progress must be first
taken by tbe few, sometimes by the one. The
cutwater of the ship to the whole struc ure,
ploughing the billows, is as the vanguard in
the much of humanity. The anti-slavery
standard itself in its beginning, was an illustri-
ous instance of this truth. It was a sublime
protest against the bigotry and narrowness
which could not endure free speech and free
action on the anti-slavery platform. Person
was masculine only, in the grammar of enemies
and apostates to the cause, and woman was
commanded to keep silence. Mankind meant
male kind only, and woman .must not vote that
to enslave and imbrute, beastify, and prosti-
tute a sixth part of the women of the nation
was a heinous sin aod crime. Let your wo-
men keep silence in the anti-slavery congrega-
tions, was the solemn injunction! and the
rich, respectable, religious multitude departed,
carrying the Emancipator, the organ of the so-
ciety, and all the other property, amounting to
many thousands of dollars, with them. They
would not even allow the protests of the still
adhering friends and supporters of the original
principles of the Society to be published in the
columns of the Emancipator.
Out of such moral stagnation and corruption,
blossomed the Anii-Slavery Standard. In its
spring-time and summer, it was the. perfection
of beauty: the beauty of holiness. The fra-
grance of its motto, without concealment, without
compromise, was as the breath of heaven. Sex, as
well as color and race, lost all distinction in its
sacred presence. Deliverance to the captive
was its mission, and all earnest souls were joy-
fully welcomed under its banner. On the anti-
slavery platform, it was urged that woman as
well as marrwas enslaved, and therefore woman
should co-operafce equally for emancipation.
When slavery was abolished and suffrage
came to be the demand, the next one thing
needful, woman as an equally disfranchised
class, asserted her right and modestly, reason-
ably, and most economically, as will one day ap-
pear, asked that she be included in the claim,
and that human rights, human equality, justice,
impartial suffrage and citizenship should still
be our glory and power. But so it could not be.
And now winter has chilled the beauty and glory
of the Standard, and free thought and free
speech are compelled to seek refuge elsewhere.
When Germany and Italy, France and Great
Britain, exile their noblest sons and daughters
for loving Justice and Liberty, or stifle their free
utterance with threats of banishment and death,
the time for Revolution draws nigh. When our
noble friend Muller and others like him, faith-
ful among faithless found, are denied access to
the Standard they have loved and served so long
and well, let them rejoice, that The Revolution
has begun in their country, and that tueir voices
shall continue to reach the public ear, and their
truth its heart. The Revolution has good
cause to sympathize with Mr. Muller, for no no-
tice of it3 existence as a journal is given ;
and its Prospectus is denied insertion in the
columns of the Anti-Slavery Standard, even as a
paid advertisement. Surely from out the grave
where the Emancipator has long mouldered, it
must hear the wail of the ancient minstrel;
Oh Luciferson of the morning,
How art thou fallen and become like onto up !"
GEO. FRANCIS TRAINS LAST WORDS.
The last words of George Francis Train on
board the Scotia, just before it sailed on that
voyege which is destined for a niche in the
Temple of History, were, God bless old Ire-
landGod bless her martyrs, her noble boys!
Stephen J. Meany and Capt. Warren I will see.
Lord Derby dare not refuse me. There is a
Great Destiny in store for meI feel it. This
voyage will be historical every noble God-
given thought nerves my very soul for America
and American rights. Europe, her rights and
nothing more. America, her rights and no-
thing less. I shall be President of the United
Statesthe peoples President. I shall pin the
Derby government to the ground, and time-
serving Seward to the American flag before I am
forty-eight hours on British soul. Johnson
may talk, Seward may drivel in long-winded
dispatches, and Adams may dine and wine
away American rights with noble Lords, but
George Francis Train will act. One native-born
American citizen, at least while I live, will be as
true to American Liberty as our Irish American
citizensno Johnson talking, no Seward writing,
no Adams toadying away of our American birth-
right of liberty and equality for all men and
all women, wherever our flag floats. My in-
stinct tells me my destiny is to settle the rights
of American citizens abroad, the Alabama
claims, Ireland for the Irish, and the rights of
women American women firstGod bless
them. Within forty-eight hours after I land on
British soil, all Europe and America will ring
with Americas rights and George Francis Train.
If the Derby government touch America in my
body, they will want to drop it mighty quickly.
Young Americas day has come. I represent
young America, Dish American citizens, and
American women that ought to he citizens.
The star of Britain has set, and young Americas
is rising. Destiny! of course I believe in des-
tiny. Did not Napoleon, uncle and nephew,
believe in destiny? Did not every man who
has stamped his own image on living genera-
tions of humahity believe in destiny ? Was not
Napoleon and his tame eagle and Boulogne
expedition laughed at and jeered as a fiasco by
all Europe ? Was it a fiasco ? Did it not re-
vive the slumbering Napoleonic fires in the
bosom of France ? Did it not drive the citizen
king from his throne ? A fiasco ? Ask the vote
of all France for the Napoleon of the tame
eagle, the prisoner of Ham, as President of the
Republic ? A fiasco ? Ask the Imperial purple
of a France more powerful, more wealthy, more
prosperous than the first Empire. A fiasco?
Ask the Parvenu Emperor and his Parvenu
Empress, more feared among the Kings and
Emperors by the Grace of Godmy good
cousinsmore, far more, than his uncle ever
was. No! destiny has controlled my every
action from my youth upwardsdestiny made
me neither drink, lie, cheat, nor steal or deceive
a womandestiny made me create the Atlan-
tic and Great Western Railroads, the Pacifio
Railroad, the Credit Mobilier, the Credit Fon-
cier, my Omaha and Columbus gold mines,
my nine thousand votes for women in Kan-
sas, my sixty speeches to crowded audiences in
the last three months, my forty unanimous
nominations for President in peoples con-
ventions, this trip to Europe only thought
of, as you know, three days ago, are all des-
tiny. I obey its call, by the help of the water-
cure, Kuczkowski and my vital energy from na-
ture, I will fulfil my destiny. Allah Kerim \
Good byebe (rue to America and Liberty of
thought and expressionno mailing of Gods
divine image in the 60ul of humanity. Again,
good bye, old fellow, stick to cold water, Kucz-
kowski and 44 Bond streetthe birds are fly-
ing, it is time to shoottimes are coming for
cool heads, steady hands, hard muscle, pluck
and The Revolution with Miss Anthonys
noble band of American women. The bell is
ringing, be off. Allah n Allah! Allah Belut!
A grip of the hand, like that of a young bear,
and we jumped into t' e steam-tug. The last we
saw of George Francis Train was surrounded
by a gioup of listeners on the deck of the
Scotia. He is certainly no ordinary man, and
of a spotless purity in his personal character,
sans peur et sans reprocherare indeed in this
world. s.


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to* ffUvfltutifltt.
WOMAN THE TRUE REFORMER.
Mankind means also womankind. Bona-
parte said the mothers of France make the men.
Why should not the mothers, the wives, the
daughters of America help make the statesmen ?
Virtues and vices are stereotyped during the ten-
der days of youth. Place a straw across the
rivulet, and how crooked becomes the river.
Scar the sapling, and you gnarl the oak; When
women vote their children will be taught patri-
otism and their countrys laws. How often
men take credit for that which belongs to wo-
men. Should not women, who manage their
own households so well, assist in saving the na-
tion?
Instinctively-intuitivelywoman arrives at
conclusions which man gains by reflection and
reason. One of the absurdities of our political
age is likening women to angels. A woman
with wings, in a drawing room, would create a
sensation! No woman is complimented by call-
ing her a Venus. Venus was the Goddess of
Lovenot of Virtue.
Men need refining. Let woman fulfil her
God-like mission. She is nobler, purer, better
than man. Society is unjustly organized. Man
escapes censure and punishment for acts that
damn the woman. Is this right ? Let her vote
and the reformation begins. Women would pu-
rify the polls. They would vote down the
houses of bad reputewould vote down faro
banks, vote down groggeries, shut up the rum-
shops, and close the gin-palaces. Some Fifth
avenue lady may ask, would you drag our fair
women down to the Bowery 10 be polluted by
coming in contact with the drunken orgies of a
contested election ? Most certainly not. But
the Bowery should throw away its pipe and
whiskey bottle, and dress itself in its Sunday
clothes, and vote in the ladys parlor. Often the
uneducated is more gentlemanly in a ladys
presence than the so-called gentleman. Men
that become debased in the society of men, be-
come elevated in the society of women. Give
woman a vote to protect her property, and am-
bition is aroused, and she will take her place as
The True Reformer. He who has the heart of
a man, and knows that woman has not her place
will work earnestly to give her that place.
In all the opportunities of life, in wages, in
whatever may stimulate energy or arouse to ac-
tion, she has not fair play. Man has the in-
side track. We are for giving woman those
opportunitiesthis equality. A father with
right instincts, a husband with true views, a
brother with aught of generous feeling, can
come to no other conclusion. And how is it
that man can break all social laws and remain
respectedwhile if woman commits the slight-
est fault she is damned, driven from town and
ruined? Because man can vote and woman
cant. Give her a vote and she will protect her-
self. We shall then have fewer divorces and
better morals. One argument is that woman
would get polluted in going to the polls. Non-
sense! Why go to the polls? Let the ladies
of each Ward in this city enclose their ballot in
an envelope to lady tellers appointed by them-
selves. That could he easily arranged All rush
to hear Jenny Lind in the concert room, and
Riston on the stage; and Anna Dickinson always
fills the house with men. Why not, then, make
women citizens by giving them votes ? Maria
Theresa reared her large family of children, yet
was Empress of Austria, managing her immense
empire and the war against Frederick all her-
nolt Look at Catherine of Russia, Louisa of
Prussia, the French Medicis, or the Spanish Is-
abella, Queen Anne and Mary of England, or
in our time Queen Victoria. Women rule these
empires, yet are ignored in our republic. The
Maid of Saragossa and the Maid of Orleans in
this country would be set to rocking the cradle.
So would all the queens, from the Queen of
Sheba to Candace, Queen of the Ethiopians,
and Emma of the Sandwich Islands. The two
latter might have been slaves to Parson Brown-
low or Andrew Johnson.
REVOLUTION IN ENGLAND.
In a recent number of the Spirit of the Times
was an able prophetic article on the impending
revolution in England. It was shown that
though all the disorders and seditious prepara-
tions there are attributed to the Fenians, there
are other elements mixed up in the sullen and
threatening condition of affairs. Though Feni-
anism may have had a finger in the outrages
upon Clerkenwell and Milbank prisons the
bulk of the movement undoubtedly was English,
and springs from the agrarian combinations
which prevail throughout all England and
Wales. The Times declares that it is to Eng-
lish associations that the arms really belong
which are constantly being discovered by the
police, and reported as being Fenian arms. The
Government knows that they are not Fenian
arms; but it dares not stir the English mind by
recognizing by name a formidable English or-
ganization against aristocratic rule and home
oppression. By charging these arms to Fenian
account, moreover, they hope, in addition to
concealing the true state of the case, to enlist a
natural English indignation against the whole
Fenian cause.
Looking at the matter in this light, the limes
adds, we are enabled to^ understand the singu-
larly wide organization of the insurrectionary
movement throughout the large cities and la-
boring centers of England, and know it to be,
not Feniamsm at all, but the premonitory symp-
toms of agrarian upheaval, which has for its ob-
ject the overthrow of the aristocracy, and which
may, in its course, rival the horrors of the first
French revolution.
Before any permanent reconstruction of our
own nationality, there must be an entire Revo-
lution in the ownership of the land of the late
slaveholding States. In the last result, there
will probably be no ownership of the soil, there
nor anywhere. But while the right of proper-
ty in land is recognized, the laws of equality
should be respected in a pre-eminent degree.
But in our late slave States and in Great Britain
the most fearful and threatening aspects for
insurrection and insubordination are presented
by this iact that the lands are the possession
and power of a very few. England and Wales
to-day are owned by thirty thousand aristocrats
between whom and their millions of tenantry
and laborers there is no common bond of sym-
pathy or even of interest whatever, not even so
much as formerly existed between our former
planters and their slaves. The genius of uni-
versal emancipation has pronounced the doom
of slavery, and American freedmen and Eng-
lish peasantry now stand nearly on a common
level.
The next demand is for the means of preserv-
ing life and enjoying liberty. Possession and
use of the soil in parcels to meet the new order
of things, will alone satisfy in tins country.
And as the wants of humanity are the same
everywhere, there will be no great advance
made here that will not draw along with it the
same results in Great Britain, if indeed in that
Empire the consummation is not nearer at hand
than here. The evil is snrely more severely
felt there than here, and has long been rusting
into the very bones and marrow of the laboring
classes. Once a peasant in England, always a
peasant,has been the order of the day forages.
The laborer has no longer any connection with
the land he .cultivates; he has no stake in the
country; nothing to lose; nothing to hope.
The small farmers and yeomanry, are utterly
extinct, and the demoralized day-laborer, w.ith
starvation staring him in the face, has taken
their place. The thirty thousand monopolists
who own everything stand on one side, and
the seventeen millions who own nothing are
arrayed on the other, and the workhouse, ^which
is the only boon of the master class, stands as
the hard compromise between. In 1848 there
were nearly two million persons relieved by
charity in England and Wales alone ; showing
one out of every eight in the whole vast popu-
lation to be public paupers!
And this, late in the afternoon of the nine-
teenth century. Our Revolution of 1776 led the
way to that of France in 1793. Ours of 1860
will doubtless see a fearful counterpart; in Great
Britain in far less than half the time that elaps-
ed between those two mighty phenomena. In-
deed events show daily that it has already be-
gun. The earthquake at St. Thomas may be
but a type of the fearful convulsions that shall
shake that proud empire to her foundations.
Already accounts like these come over or under
the seas:
The country is in a fever of nervous excitement; the
government does not know what to do. Speaking ac-
cording to the standard by which John Bull has always
judged the affairs of other nations, England must now
he pronounced in a state of revolution. We have the
regular police force everywhere increased ; the soldiers
constantly under arms : over one hundred thousand
special constables sworn in. Is this peace or civil war?
The police are armed with cutlasses and walk their beats
in pairs, afraid to go alone. Ho Englishman feels safe
in his person or property j the Queen at her country
house is guarded by spies ; nobody know s where or
when the next blow is to fall. This is a reign of terror.
Nobody in England believes the Fenians alone
are responsible for all this. Vesuvius is boil-
ing like a cauldron, but more terrible subterra-
nean fires are raging in the deep heart of hu-
manity, now ronsed to new consciousness of the
wrongs and outrages it has so long endured.
Days of Revolution and of judgment are come.
Let old tyrannies tremble and abide their doom.
Judge Howe, oi the First District Court of
Louisiana, has made a practical commentary
upon Gen. Hancocks jury order whioh is
sharp enough to be an intentional satire. The
Tribune says, Judge Howe and District Attor-
ney Lynch complained that the business of the
Court was obstructed by ignorant jury-
men, whereupon Hancock issued an order ex-
cluding from the panelswhom think yon? ig-
norant men? No, but black men. Well, Judge
Howe gets a spick and span white jury, and
they bring him in a verdict so outrageously
contrary both to law and evidence that he has
to turn them out of Court, with the remark
that they do not possess the requisite intelligence
for the proper discharge of their duties.
Thus the wisdom of our Washington the
Second has reduced the state of things in New
Orleans to this: Black men must not serve on
juries on account of their color, and white men
cannot serve on account of their ignorance.


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GEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN IN THE JAWS
OF THE BRITISH LION.
The telegraph wires announced on Saturday
night, that our fellow-citizen, George Francis
Train, was arrested on board the Scotia just
landing at Queenstown, as a leader of Femin-
ism in this country! The position of England
towards the Irish, is precisely what that of
America has been towards the African; and itis
as great an outrage for England to arrest Amer-
ican Fenians to-day, as it would have been for
us to have arrested English abolitionists thirty
years ago.
Suppose Mr. Train, instead of going abroad
on business of his own, had gone expressly to
preach Irish emancipation, why arrest him?
Has not an American citizen the same right to
free speech in England, that foreigners have
here ? When George Thompson, the English
abolitionist, came to this country to preach
negro emancipation, stirring up mobs in all our
towns and cities, joining hands with the abo-
litionists; in the same position then of the Fe-
nians to-day; our government did not arrest
him, though we knew the discussion of that
question would end m civil war, just as certain-
ly as Fenianism is destined to upheave the
foundations of the British government.
During all those years of the anti-slavery
agitation, the English government did not re-
buke its citizens for interfering by word of
mouth with our national crime; on the contrary,
every Englishman that visited this country was
severely criticised on his return, if he had not
while here borne his testimony against slavery;
and yet our reformers are not only silent at
home, but abroad, on the horrible oppression
of the Irish race.
Had William Lloyd Garrison in his late visit
to England, true to his antecedents, bravely de-
manded Irish freedom, he, too, instead of being
feasted and feted, would have received the
cold welcome of an English jail.
While so many noble men in this country
have given their lives to the liberation of the
African race from Southern slavery, shall we not
say, equal honor to this brave man, who, both
at home and abroad for the last twenty years,
has given himself to the emancipation of Ire-
land from the galling yoke of British tyranny?
Should George Francis Train suffer the pen-
alty of his devotion to Irish liberty4at Englands
hand, as did John Brown for the black mans
on a Virginia gallows, his name will be enrolled
with the martyrs of freedom of the nineteenth
century.
Verily it is time for all true men to rebuke
tyranny wherever they find it, remembering
that Our country is the world and atjl man-
kind OUR COUNTRYMEN. E. 0. S.
Woman Discovered.Woman is at last discovered;
the other hemisphere of humanity, completing the
sphere. Thanks to the Columbus-like explorers and
navigators of the nineteenth century. Her existence is
not yet recognized by all, not indeed by very many in
some places. Many still doubt. They see women 05
tress w lking. To such, women are only shadows. Men
are solid substances. Women, married or otherwise,
have no existence.
But now The Revolution has come and rev-
elations are rapidly succeeding. Light is flash-
ing down into dens and caverns of oppression
and injustice hitherto unexplored and unknown.
Woman has already taken the first steps to-
wards full enfranchisement. The rest must
soon follow, and that will be Revolution unpar-
alleled in all the ages.
THE PHILOSOPHER ON THE STOOL
OF REPENTANCE
In the last Independent, Mr. Greeley writes a
long article, to show that of all men in the na-
tion, Salmon F. Chase is the one for the next
President. He presses his claims on the ground
that he has held office all his life; and un-
less he disgraces the ermine, as he did the Ohio
governorship in case of Margaret Garner, he
will remain in office until the end of his days.
To him that hath shall be given, and from
him that hath not, shall be taken even that he
hath, is Mr. Greeleys philosophy.
Now, if Mr. Chase is the ablest man in the
nation, to a womans vision it seems best that
he should be kept iu the most responsible posi-
tionthat of Chief-Justice. Here he can serve
us through all his valuable life, while lour short
years in the White House would be to him but
a tale that is told, and we should be left deso-
late indeed. For the transient pleasure of
writing vetoes would he exchange his present
power to decide all questions of constitutional
law; the executive and legislative functions of
the government; all ultimate appeals on the
vital issues of national life ? Is it not as im-
portant for the best interests of the people that
Mr. Chase be kept in his present position as
that Gen. Grant be placed in command over
the five military departments ?
After disposing of Mr. Chase, Mr. Greeley
makes a frank confession of his apostacy from
manliness, logic, and justice, and promises
to begin the New Year with a new life. He
says:
Our sorrow, hitherto, has been that we have seemed
afraid to be manly, logical, and just; whilst false sen-
tinels on our watoh-towers have been exciting prejudice
against Impartial Suffrage by calling hard names. Let
us, for once, hew to the line, let the chips fall where
they may."
If thy repentence be sincere, oh! most grave
and reverend senior, go thou to the Constitu-
tional Convention; andif thou rememberest
that thy sister hath aught against thee, leave
there thy gift upon the altar and go thy way;
first be reconciled to thy sisterand then come
and make public confession (in that religious
journal of quack advertisements) of thy new-
born faith in impartial suffrage.
Until that is done, the word impartial on
your lips is a solemn mockery. Hew to the
line, Mr. Greeley, if you would save this nation
and be yourself manly, logical, and just.
Throw your President-making to the winds, and
give your earnest thought and the wide influ-
ence of your journal to a sound policy of gov-
ernment. Teach the American people their
individual responsibilities in moulding the in-
stitutions of this continent, in harmony with our
o\m divine declarations. Instead of making
party capital of the sacred right of suffrage,
let the young men and women of this nation
learn at your feet, that the most sacred act
of their lives is at the ballot-box; that the
mightiest sceptre yet placed in the hand of any
citizen for his political, religious and social free-
dom, is the right to the ballot.
Our danger to-day lies not in Andrew John-
son, in the one man power, in centralization,
but in the corruption of the press and the peo-
ple. It matters little what man sits in the
White House, or what party is in power, so long
as expediency is the nations law.
It is humiliating to every true American, sad-
dening to every patriot, to witness, day by day,
in our public life, the shallow measures proposed
for times like these; the selfishness and hypocri-
sy of those who have a nations interests in their
care and keeping. While in one-^alf our coun-
try, made desolate by war, the people are suf-
fering for the necessaries of life and wise leg-
islation, and the other half are mad with the
lust of power and speculation, false sentinels
on our watch towers talking only of the rela-
tive claims of Chase and Grant for the Presi-
dency, turn the peoples thought from the vital
issues of the hour; from the true basis of a
safe and lasting reconstruction.
______________ E. C. S.
LYNCH LAW IN TEXAS.
The Houston (Texas) Telegraph says :
We have good reasons to believe that thieving and
tbief-killing are going on in Texas at a rate not appre-
ciated by the public. These things rarely reach the ears
of the authorities or the columns of the newspapers in
any tangible shape. From several intimations wc have
received lately, we are led to believe that this dreadful
work is going on to a shocking extent. It is well-known
that the state has many thieves, and that thieving is
rapidly on-the increase. Horses, cattle, hogs, sheep,
poultry, provisions, goods, and often money, are sto en
continually. Not a tithe of these nefarious transactions
is ever known to the conductors of the public journals.
But while the details oi this sort of rascality are not
adequately appreciated, the extent to which fearful re-
tribution is meted out to the class of offenders above
named, is not even imagined.
The truth is, the old days of lynch law are rapidly
returning in this State. The surface of society does not
show it, but it is so. Indeed the general population of
Texas was never more quiet and peaceful-than now.
But under all this appearence of healthful tranquility,
these dreadful facts are continually transpiring, here
and there, in all parts of the State.
No noise is made about these things. They occur
under the very noses of good citizens, who know noth-
ing of what is going on. Never was lynch law exe-
cuted with such secresy as now in Texas.
Even the great mass of thieves themselves have no
conception of the certainty and rapidity with which re-
tribution is being visited upon men of their class.
Thieves are dispatched whom they do not know, or
thieves whom they do know disappear, and the rest do
not know what has become of them. And every thief is
spotted and watched. No thief can ply his profession
long in Texas, as things now stand, without losing his
life, either by rope or bullet. Texas is rapidly becoming
a very unhealthy country for the light-fingered gentry.'*
There is but too much reason toadreada simi-
lar state of things all over the country, should
public plunderers come to be recognized as
axe the lesser felons who rob stables and hen-
roosts.
Theodore Tilton, lately in Washington, in
conversation on the floor of the House, with
rather a dull conservative member, the Hon.
raising his eye glass, and intently peering into
the gallery, with evident dissatisfaction, re-
marked, What would you do, Mr. Tilton, if you
could not distinguish your friends in the gal-
lery ? Why, sir, replied our brilliant editor, I
would try to distinguish myself on the floor !
A Good Example.The South Carolina Re-
construction Convention elected a sergeant-at-
arms who was found incompetent, and the
papers say he was induced to resign. What
a stampede out of Washington there would be,
were all the incompetents there, from Andrew
Johnson and Secretary Seward upward, equally
magnanimous!
The Revolution.When an Empire claiming
to be ten thousand years old sends an ambasa-
dor to nations five thousand years old, and se-
lects for that ambassador the plenipotentiary of
a nation not a hundred years old, it is indeed
Revolution! q. e,


44

The Boston Commonwealth says, George
Francis Train is a first-class mountebank. But
lie is surely doing more to promote the cause of
womans suffrage and impartial liberty, than all
the mouniebankers in Boston and vicinity.
We print, this week, 10,000 copies of The
Revolution, and shall then stereotype.
jnntttri*} §jepvuMat.
Financial and Commercial.America versus
EuropeGold, like our Cotton, FOB HALE.
Greenbacks .for Money. An American System
of Finance. American Products and Labor
Free. Foreign Manufactures Prohibited. Open
doors to Artisans and Immigrants. Atlantic
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 Cask for
American BUls. The Credit Fonder and Credit
Mdbilier System, or Capital Mobilized to Re-
suscitate the South and our Mining Intet'esls,
and to People- the Country from Ocean to Ocean,
from Omaha to San Francisco. More organized
Labor, more Cotton, more Gold and Silvei'
Bullion to sell 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-five Millions for a
Standing Army and Freedman's Bureau /or the
Blacks, Cannot they spare One Million for the
Whites?____________________
THE REVOLUTION,
NO. IIL
To our Servants at "WashingtonFrom
the People at Home.
CONGBESS SQUABBLINGTHE PEOPLE STARVING!
IS IT NOT INFAMOUS?
The people ask for bread and Congress gives
them a stone. Squabbling instead of legisla-
tion. Infamous is unpaTlimentary, but is it
not true? With the people ground down to
poverty by oppressive taxation, with the enter-
prise and capital of the nation stagnant for
want of a financial policy, with the Southern
states a very hell of poverty, and misery, and
disorganized society, with our cotton fields
blasted by the cotton tax, with our manufac-
turers half employed, with two hundred thou-
sand mechanics and workmen idle, with our
trade and shipping stagnant, with our capital
and business talent driven into the arena of
Wall street speculation and gambling as the
only safe or profitable employment, is it not
infamous in Congress to do nothing? Is it
not infamous in the face of all this, a nations
misery, for Congress to spend the peoples lime
in petty squabbling? Is Stanton instead of
Grant as Secretary of War a question of such
vital importance as to rouse into action every
congressman and senator, and yet the peoples
wants are passed by with shameless neglect?
Is not this infamous ? Stanton in his reck-
less extravagance in the War Department in the
use of the peoples horses and other public
property for the personal ends of himself and
officials, was the very type of the horse-leech
sucking the life blood of the nation, and does
Congress mean by restoring him to office to en-
dorse this type of extravagance and corruption ?
Did not Grant cut down the War Department
expenses $20,000,000? Is it not infamous
in the face of this fact to put back Stanton ? Is
not economy a virtue the people have a right to
demand, and is it not infamous for Congress
thus to squander the peoples money ? With
the American people writhing for the first time
in the iron grip of want from the curse of mis-
govemmenta government of claim agents
is it not infamous in Congress to have done
nothing for the last three years to relieve them ?
With the privileged classesoffice holders,
whiskey and other rings of swindlers, bond
holders and national bank menrioting in the
shameless licentiousness of ill-gotten wealth
wrung from the peoples hard toil by unjust
laws, is it not infamous for Congress to do
nothing ?
WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT.
The people want the annual expenses of the
government reduced from $600,000,000 to at
least one-third of that sum; and they want this
done at once. The people want an intelligent
revenue system, which shall tax directly pro-
perty and luxuries, and which shall not tax the
labor, or manufacturing, or cotton, or producing
interests of the countrywhich shall tax pro-
perty realized and existing capital, but which
shall not tax the money making machines nor
consumed capital. The people want not only a
stop put to greenback contraction, but they want
more greenbacks. They want a system which
shall make the government bonded debt con-
vertible at the pleasure of the holder on demand
into greenbacks at par, and again reconvertible
into bonds when wanted. The people want
money democratized, or made plenty at the
will of the people and not at the will of bank
parlors, national bank men, or one of themselves
called a Secretary of the Treasury. If govern-
ment were to print $100,CCO,000 in greenbacks,
and lend them to citizens in the Southern states
to raise cotton, tobacco and sugar, or to Col-
orado, Nevada, Idaho and Montana, to produce
gold and silver, would not the nation gain more
than $100,000,000 in gold within the first two
years ? Can the people make this gain of $100,-
000,000 in gold for $100,000,000 in greenbacks
without the greenbacks? When would the Pa-
cific Railroad been built without bonds or green-
backs from government? Greenbacks do the
same work that the gold dollar used to do be-
fore the rebellion; then why not manufacture
them to produce more wealth for the nation ?
If government has created a debt of twenty-five
hundred millions to kill and disable one million
of able-bodied men, and to destroy five thou-
sand millions of capital, is it unreasonable to
ask Congress to print $100,000,000 more of
greenback debt to be used in creating new
wealth to the extent of at least $50,000,000 per
annum or new capital worth $500,000,000 in the
cotton and mining regions ? With the power to
do this good for the people, is it not infam-
ous in Congress not to do it?
A GOVERNMENT OF CLAIM AGENTS.
What has Congress done for the last three
years but legislate for claim agents ? What have
honorable representatives and reverend senators
done to cut down expenses, to reduce taxation,
to set business men free from the blackmailing
and swindling of custom house and revenue
officials ? What has Congress done to settle a
financial policy, to stop McCullochs movements
to make rich his gold gambling and stock-job-
bing friends and foreign bondholders? Who
owns McCulloch? Jay Cooke. Who owns
Seward and Stanton? Thurlow Weed. Why
does Stanton hang on to the War Department,
dead to that self-respect which keeps every man
with the feelings of a man from t'hmgt.ipgr bis
company on those who do not want it? Is
Stanton afraid of some new honest Secretary of
War raking up the swindling contract jobbery
with Thurlow Weed and others ? Does Salmon
P. Chase back up McCulloch as Secretary of the
Treasury because he fears some new honest
Secretary may rake up the over issues and cor-
ruption of the printing bureau? Why did
McCulloch suppress Judge Busteeds evidence
about Chandler and the cotton thieves ?
Talk among the Brokers in Wall Street.
The talk in Wall street is The Revolution. What does
it mean? That everybody in Wall street sends their
story and The Revolution sticks it in ; that the cliques
dont like it, and that John Leighton, Tracy Arnold, De
Comeau and the Rock Island party meditate suicide or
murder if The Revolution goes on; that The Revolu-
tion is a mouthful of moonshine, and that it had better
mind its own business and let Wall street alone ; that the
Times is quite right, that Wall street dont want a Revolu-
tion that advocates principle not policy, any more than
Raymond of the Times, and that the Independent dont like
it either, although it does advocate womans rights.
Some say that Theodoro Tilton is their warm friend, oth-
ers that he is all a sham and dont mean a word of it, else
why did he call them, in the Independent, Gay Greeks
come forth from Athens, sombre Hebrews bound back to
Jerusalem, knife blades reverberating sanguinary dam-
nation, (in a Pickwickian and not scriptural sense we
hope), and other naughty names that The Revolution
cant copy. The talk was that Theodore didnt mean any
thing ill-natured, that he never has much ink in his
pen any how ; that when he does kick his friends it is
like Stigginss horse, because he vos such a playful beg-
gar, and always ** hopes it dont hurt. That Tilton is
a good fellow, that he knows the price of liberty is
eternal vigilance and quite likely the price of Cumber-
land coal, too, that if he dont the senior of the Indepen-
dent can post him up. The talk is that Lockwood & Co.s
is the real womans rights office, that J. P. Robinson
always makes money there, that she made $12,900 in
Cleveland and Toledo from January to June, 1864, and that
Benedict does the business. The talk is that Hobart says
he lost $12,900 in Cleveland and Toledo from January to
June, 1864; and that womons rights offices are not the
spot to make money. The old board says that Lockwood
& Co. did not behave handsomely in breaking rule 65,
that they made their fortune there, that their conduct has
stirred up the old sores about Michigan Southern and
Cleveland and Toledo sharp practice in 1864, and it all
simmers down to this :
The roan thats fond of stirring must be a $poon.p
Is it true that the courts will ventilate Lockwood & Co.
and Hobarts Cleveland and Teledo affair? Is it true
that Benedict and Legrand Lockwood are going to Europe
to get out of the way ? Is it true that Benedict composed
the following adieu to Hobart, to bo delivered on board
the Persia when out at sea?
He thought as he hollowed his narrow bed,
And punched up his meagre pillow.
How Toledo and Hobart might have trod oer his head,
As he sped on his way oer the billow.
The talk is that the Levorich City Bank defalcation is
nearly $500,000 ; that it has stirred up all the banks ; that
big holes have been found in the cash assets of some big
banks; that instead of cash they hold stook collaterals;
that Gen. Logans Resolution in the House on Monday
to inquire into the violation of section 29 of tho National
Currency Act by National Banks in the City of New
York means mischief to some railroad and mining slot k
speculators. Who are they ? Are Consolidated Gregory,
Corydoi, Quatz Hill, Cumberland coal, Mariposa and
Quicksilver among these bank collaterals in place of bank
cash ? Tho talk is that the bears have got a big card to
play in this resolution of Gen. Logan, and that McCul-
loch will back them up 'with a Treasury Department
twist. That Lockwoods, Jay Cooke, and Clarke Dodge
say that prices are too high, that the Treasury Depart
mentring cant make money if Congress stops contrac.
tion; that McCulloch must pile up money in the Sub-
Treasury, that then a lock up of greenbacks will pinch
the money market, and the talk of huge bank frauds will
frighten weak holders and prices will tumble. Tho talk
is that tho bulls are too strong for the boars, that Vander-
bilt and Schell always caruy their point; that they never
want for money, and the public have confidence in them ;


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that the railroad earnings are increasing, and that all the
railroad stocks are worth more money than they are sell-
ing for; that the trunk lines are the best permanent in-
vestments in the country ; that the spring business will
be the safest and most profitable since 1865, and that emi-
gration, the Pacific Railroad, gold and silver mining, and
the Great West are going ahead any how, and that the
year 1868 will see high times in Wall street, like the years
1863 and 1864. The talk is that Wall street wants aleader
to follow, as in 1863 and in 1864 ; that if the British gov-
ernment dont hang George Francis Train he will make
the Credit Mobilier and the Credit Foncier the leaders of
Wall street speculations when he comes back; that he
will make arrangements with European capitalists to do
this j that his Gold-room speech in the spring, when he
predicted a decline in stocks and they fell, and his last
Open board speech, when he predicted higher prices and
they rose, were bear and bull stock-jobbing experiments
for capitalists ; that George Francis Train likes to specu.
late with other peoples money and not his own ; that he
says his judgment is so much clearer when his own
money is not at risk ; that when his own money is at
risk, G. F. T.s opinion on gold and stocks is only worth
as much as Jeromes in Pacific Mail.' Is the Times
puffing Tennessee State sixes furiously because Raymond
and Jerome are in them ? Has Pacifio Mail tumbled to
106 because the
JEROME FARE DONKEYS
have been too happy and dancing on the ice? Will
Pacific Mail be a big thing when the President McLane
comes from China ? Are the stock-jobbing directors long
in it ? Why did the n&v stock firm buy Ohio and Missis-
sippis at 30% to 30% and sell them at 28% to 29 for their
customers ? Why do they want to buy them now at 81 ?
The talk is that a few more Ohio and Mississippi turns,
buying high and selling low, will make make their cus-
tomers look
Darkly, deeply, beautifully blue,
like the lenders on Cumberland coal last fall, or Pacific
Mail in Jerome Park. The talk is that Fisk & Belden
and Rufus Hatch dont make much headway against
Tracy in Rock Island ; that the real interest of the Rock
Island road is to build through its lands and connect with
the Pacific Railroad at Omaha ; that the advance in the
price of their lands would pay a dividend of 60 per
cent. ; that David Crawford wants to stop the line at
Des Moines because he and his brother own a large quan-
tits of land there ; that Keep wants to absorb Rock Island
into Chicago and North1 Western ; that Tracy and the
Pacific Railroad directors have blocked Crawford and
Keep, and want an independent line to Omaha to have the
whip-hand of Chicago and North Western ; that Rock
Island would earn 25 per cent, per annum, with a through
line to Omaha ; that lands on the route offering now at
$2 per acre and no market, would be in demand at $20.
The talk is that Tracy and Dows know what they are
about, and are acting under the advice of first-class coun-
sel ; that they have the law and independent stockholders
on their side. The talk is that
KEEP HAS SOLD PUTS
on North West Common for more than the whole capital
stock ; that everybody is buying against them ; that this
system of puts enables a man with $30,000 to buy 30,000
shares. The taik is that the bears know of some weak
spots in the handling of these puts, that they will ex-
plode them at the proper-time. The talk is that the Van-
derbilt stocks are geing to be moved up a peg higher and
kept there; that Erie, New York Central, Rock Island,
Pittsburg, North West common and preferred, and Mil-
waukee and St. Paul preferred will be higher this spring ;
that Baltimore is buying Canton, and it is sure to go to
80 before summer ; that Clarke Dodge & Co. have quick-
silver in their office; that it will run to 50 and pay a
dividend next year. The talk is that
JOHN MORRISSEY
and others are heavy in Western Union ; that they have
got Dr. Shelton and others short 40,000 shares, and that
they can twist them whenever they like. The talk is that
Bookstaver Thayer, and Puleston, and Raymond are
loaded down with
EXPRESS STOCKS
and, the public wont deal in them ; that the washing
done in Express stocks is the standing joke in the open
board. The talk is that Mariposa is a trump card,
that the gold quartz is paying and that Brummagin knows
what he is about. The talk is that Fisk & Hatch are
going ahead in the
GOVERNMENT BOND
business with domestio investors and control the bond
market; that they sell the Central Pacifio railroad bonds
all over the country and to Europe for investment, as
people say, California will always pay gold if the Federal
government does not. The talk is, why are Fisk & Hatch
always-bulls and Jay Cooke & Co. always bears in govern-
ment bonds? Why has Jay Cooke never come out pub-
licly in favor of paying the 5-20 bonds in gold ? Is
JAY COOKE FOR GREENBACKS,
and has he made a compact that he will use his influence
to have the bonds paid in greenbacks if certain parties
will vote for his foreign loan bilL ? The talk is that Jay
Cooke is too much of a patriot and honorable banker to
do these things, that he promised the people the bonds
were payable in gold when he sold them, and that he
means to take strong ground publicly against Butler and
Pendleton. The question is, wall Jay Cooke run his ma-
chine with foreign bondholders for gold, or with the peo-
ple and George Francis Train for greenbacks ? The talk
is that there are scarcely enough 5-20 bonds of 1862 here
to make deliveries, and it vrill not be long before they
are twisted up to 115 from the natural demand. The
talk is that De Comeau is too much for
TRACY ARNOLD IN MINING STOCKS.
That De Comeau has pluck enough to fight all the bulls
in that board ; that he is the only real buyer of mining
stocks; that he never buys before he sells ; that Com-
bination Silver owes him some money and he means to
have it; that instead of Tracy Arnold taking his money
he will take Tracy Arnolds. The talk is that De Comeau
keeps separate accounts for the bulls ; that he labels with
their name the property he buys with their money ; that
he holds in this way Tracj Arnold out of Walkill and
Rocky Mountain, George B. Sargent out of La Crosse
and Edgehill, John Leighton out of Quartz Hill and
Corydon, Wheelright out of Alumeda Silver, Hard out of
Consolidated Gregory and Pah-ra-na-gat, Phil Bruns out
of Sensenderfer, and
HENRY CLEWS OUT OF BATES AND BAXTER
and Atlantic and Pacific. De Comeau says he likes all
these fellows first-rate so long as their cash lasts and
they bull mining stocks. The talk is that the two Ojib-
beway Chiefs, Boston John and Philadelphia
John havo smoked the pipe of peace, and that they
wll scalp De Comeau; that John Pondir told John
Leighton that he was a first-rate fellow; that he had
always been his friend ; that if Boston John would go
into Quartz Hill and New York and Eldorado, that he,
Philadelphia John, would carry them for him, and
make a good thing of it; that he would put him into a
good thing in a salt mine, not up Salt River.
Boston John 6aid he would think of Quartz Hill and
New York and Eldorado, but the saltmine looked like
Boston attachments and going up a tree ; that the
attachments of his Boston friends had rather weak-
ened his nerve6, and that he could not stand pickling in
salt till later in the season. John Pondir said, all right
my dear fellow,. I tell you theres nothing like salt. You
will see, as my friend Chouteau says, the rich capitalist,
you know, worth millions in St. Louis, you know. The
talk is that the
GOLD BOOM
is getting leady for another jamboree, that Congress is
going to smash the President or the President Congress,
it does not matter much which to the gold room, and
that gold will be run up to 143; that Clews and other
bulls are loading up now that the Union is safe and no
telegrams from Washington. The talk is that
SMYTHE, COLLECTOR
of the port, did a smart thing when he turned out
Adams, the notary public of the Central Bank, and put
Senator Doolittles son in hi3 place, that young Doo-
little is making $10,000 a year out of it, and the ques-
tion is what does Smythe get ? Why did Smythe turn
out Adams ?
THE MONEY MARKET
is easy at 5 to 6 per cent.'for call loans and 7 to 7% per
cent, for first class business notes. The weekly bank
statement shows the large increase of $11,052,618 in de-
posits and $2,402,125 in legal tenders, owing to tbe influx
of funds from the West. The banks are receiving Na-
tional bank notes in excess of their capacity to nee
thim. The following is the statement of the New York
city banks compared with the preceding week:
Jtn. 11.
Loans, $253,170,723.
Specie, 19,222,856.
Circulation, 34,094,137.
Deposits, 194,835,526.
Legal tenders, 62,785,116.
Jan. 11.
$256,033,928. Inc. $2,860,205
23,191,867. Inc. 3,969,011
34,071,066. Dec. 23,131
205,838,143. Inc. 11,052,618
66,155,241. Inc. 2,402,125
THE GOLD MARKET
has been quiet for some days, the excitement in regard
to Washington affairs having passed away. The large
amount of gold in the banks $28,191,867, and the deolino
in the rates of exchange below the specie shipping
point, with the stoppage of specie shipments to Europe,
have tended to depress the price of gold and check the
operations ot hull speculators. The hanks now hold the
largest amount of specie since 2862. The advance in the
price of gold to 142 caused an increase of produce ex-
ports and shipments of our bonds to Europe. The fol-
lowing is a table of the weekly fluctuations:
Opening. Highest. Lowest. Closing.
Saturday, 11, 133 138% 137% 137%
Monday, 13, 138% 140% 138% 140
Tuesday, 14, 142 142% 140% 141%
Wednesday, 15, 140% 140% 138% 138%
Thursday, 16, 139% 140% 139% 139%
Friday, IT, 138% 139% 138% 138%
Saturday, 18, 138% 138% 138% 138%
THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET
is dull and heavy, owing to the light demand from im-
porters and others, and a considerable increase of bills
offering from shipments of boDds and produce to
Europe. Prime bankers 60 days sterling bills, are of-
fered at 109% to 109%, and sight bills against bonds at
109%; bankers francs on Paris long are quoted 6-16%
to 5-15.
THE RAILWAY SHARE MARKET
is strong and hardening for another advance. The most
active stocks are Erie, New York Central, Rock Island,
Pittsburg, Northwest Common and preferred, Milwaukee
and St. Paul preferred, and Ohio and Mississippi. Pacifio
Mail broke down to 106, and Atlantic Mail to 97, but re-
covered and were firm at the close. In the miscellaneous
shares Caut >n is active and strong, and very high figures
are predicted for it this Spring, owing to important im-
provements which will greatly increase the value of the
land owned by the company. Western Union is largely
oversold and is likely to move upwards. Quicksilver is
in the hands of a strong clique and also Mariposa; both
stocks e likely to be moved upwards. Tbe market
closes strong.
Musgrave & Co., 19 Broad street, report the following
quotations:
Canton, 57 to 57%; Boston W. P., 14% to 14%; Cumber-
land, 33 to 35; Quicksilver, $5% to 25%; Mariposa, 8 to
9, preferred, 14 to 14% ; Pacific Mail, 108% to 109 ;
Atlantic Mail, to 98% ; W. U. Tel.,------ New York
Central, 125% to 126; Erie, 75% to 75%, preferred,
Hudson River, 140 to 141; Reading, 93% to 93%;
Wabash, 45 to 45%; Mil. & St. Paul, 51 to 6%, preferred,
65% to 65%; Ohio, 31% to 32: Mich. Central, 110% to
Mich. Southern, 87% to 87%; HI. Central, 131 to 132;
Pittsburg, 95 to 95%; Toledo, 103% to 103%; Rock Island,
97 to 97%; North West, 61% to 61%, preferred, 73 to
73%; Fort Wayne, 101% to 101%.
UNITED STATES SECURITIES
are strong and tending upwards. There is a steady de-
mand for investment. The shipments abroad are not so
heavy since tbe decline iu goid, but the 5-20 bonds of
1862 are in short supply. The demand for the Central
Pacific Railroad bonds is increasing and many parties
since Gen. Butler's motion in Congress to pay the 5-20
bonds in greenbacks have sold their Governments, and
invested the proceeds in Central Pacific Railroad bonds.
The price is 95 in currency and the principal and in-
terest 6 per cent, per annum are both payable hi gold and
being California Securities, where gold is the only stand-
ard for money contracts, there is no possibility of pay-
ment in greenbacks. Messrs Fisk & Hatch are agents
for the sale of these bonds.
Messr**. Fisk & Hatch, 5 Nassau street, report the
following quotations:
United States 6s, 1881 Begst, 110 to lld%; U. S.Coupon,
110 to 110%;U. S. 5-20 Begistereil, 106% to 106%; U. 8.
Coupon, 1862,110% to 110%; U. S. Coupon, 1864, 107%
to 107%; U. 8. Coupon, 1365,1 8% to 103%; U. S. Coupon,
new, 1885, 105% to 106 ; U. 8. Coupon, 1867, 106 to
106%; U. 8.10-40 Registered, 102%; U. 8. lu-40 Coupon,
102% to 103; U. S. 7-30 2d Coupon, 106% to lt6%; U.
S. 7-30 3d CoupOD, 105% to 106%.
THE CUSTOMS DUTIES
for the week were $1,541,912 against $1,636,539 $1,158,-
836, $1,056,197 and $1,197,424 for tbe preceding weeks.
The imports of merchandise for the week are $3,586,491
against $3,456,063, $3,0F5,6i% $2,458,493 and $2,117,075
for the preceding weeks. The exports exclusive of
specie are $3,912,546 against $2,500,234, $2,514,442 $2,-
607,233 and $3,249,109 for the preceding weeks. The ex-
ports of specie are only $373,531 against $2,940,751 $2,-
787,143, $3,226,677 aud $1,548,2)6 for tbe preceding
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Nos. 143, 145 and 147 East 23d street, New York.


48
S.fce iUrolutiott.
IJ1HE CREDIT FONCIER OF AMERICA.
GEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN, PRESIDENT.
The following are among the first one hundred special
copartners of the Credit Foncier and owners of Colum-
bus :
Augustus Kountze, [First National Bank, Omaha.]
Samuel E. Rogers, Omaha.
E. Creighton, [President 1st National Bank, Omaha.]
Thomas C. Durant, V. P. D. P. B. B.
James H. Bowen, [Presf 3rd National Bank, Chicago.]
George M. Pullman.
George Ii. Dunlap, [Superintendent N. W. R. R.)
John A. Dix, (President U. P. R. R.]
William H. Guion, [Credit Mobilier.]
William H. Hacy, [President Leather Manf. Bank.]
Charles A. Lambard, [Credit Mobilier] Direotor U. P. R.B.
Oakes Ames, M. C., [Credit Mobilier.]
John M. S. 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, Baker & Morrlil, [Credit Mobilier,] Boston.
W. T. Glidden, Glidden & Williams, Boston, [Credit Mo-
bilier.]
H. S. 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. & H. M. Taber.
David Jones, [Credit Mobilier. ]
Ben. Holladay, [Credit Mobilier.]
the Credit Fonder grounds. Is it not the geographical
centre of this nation ? Ninety-six miles due west from
Omaha, the new Chioago 5 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 Padfio Railroad Company were not 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
farm 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.
Once these city properties could have been bought for a
song. Astor and Girard made their fortunes in this
way. The Credit Foncier, by owning the principal
towns along the Pacific line 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 trn-acre square, for the university of Nebras-
ka ; one five-acre triangle, for an agricultural college;
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 the new Capitol
buildings.
Deducting these national, educational and religious
donations, the Credit Foncier has over 3,000 lots (44x115)
remaining, 1,500 of which they offer for sale, reserving
the alternate lots for improvements.
ERMILYE & CO. ,
No. 44 Wall street, .
BANKERS AND DEALERS IN GOVERNMENT STOCKS
AND COMPOUND INTEREST NOTES. '
' We give speoial attention to funding
7-30 TREASURY LOANS.
All series taken In exchange for 5-20 Bond. Returns
made to correspondents without delay and on favorable
Terms.
closing pbices.
New Yobs, December 28,1867.
3 p.m. Buying. Selling.
Registered, 1881 108% 108%
Counon, 1881 112% 412%
5-20 Registered, 1862 105%
6-20 Coupon, 1862 L8%
5-20 Coupon, 1864 105%
6-20 Coupon, 1865
5-20 1866, new 108% 108%
6-20 1867, new 10-40 Registered 108%
101%
10-40 Coupon
Gold 183%
June 7-30
July 7-80 104% 104%
May Compounds, 1865......
Aug. 1865 ......116%
Sept. 1865 116 116%
Oofc. * 1865
U. S. 8 per cent, cer 100%
All classes of United States funds credited or remitted
for, on receipt, at market rates, free oi all commission charges.
JpiSK AND .HATCH,
BANKERS AND DEALERS IN
GOVERNMENT SECURITIES,
NO. 5 NASSAU STREET,
BUY AND SELL AT MARKET RATES,
ALL DESCRIPTIONS
or
UNITED STATES SECURITIES,
The cities along the line of
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 for China
(his way I
The Rocky Mountain excursion parties of statesmen
and capitalists (two thousand miles westward without
break of gauge) pronounce tbe 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, in 1870 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 (dra ing-room cur all
the way, without change)................38 hours.
Chicago to Omaha, without change (Pull-
mans 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 chango 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. Wbat is tbe Credit Foncier ? Ask tbe first mil-
lionaire you meet, and the cbances are be 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 he seen at the Company's
office.)
Whore is Columbus? Ask the two hundred Union
Pacific Railroad excursionists who encamped there on |
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 the 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 of 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 thin ocean bottomthis gigantic plateau of the
antediluvian seathis 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 the Union Pacific Railroad to
the young men of tho East. Landed proprietorship
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 dow.
As this allotment of 1,500 shares is distributed through
New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington,
Cincinnati, Chicago and 8t. Louie, early application
should be made by remitting a check to the Company's
bankers, Messrs. John J. Cisco tc Son, 33 Wall 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 Columbus.
Cheyenne, at the toot 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 the Credit Foncier of America.
Call at the office and examine the papers.
Most respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
GEO. P. BEMIS,
Secretary.
Office of tiie Company, 2 Nassa Street, New Yoke
and give especial attention to the conversion of
SEVEN-THIRTY NOTES
INTO .THE
NEW FIVE-TWENTY BONDS OF 1865 AND 1867.
Holders of the Sixes of 1881, and Five-twenty Bonds
of 166?, and May 1, 1865, may now realize a liberal differ-
ence by exchanging them for the new 5-2fs of 1865-7.
We are prepared to make these exchanges upon the most
favorable terms.
Deposits received and collections made.
FISK It HATCH, No. 5 Nassau street.
Ban king house
OF
JAY COOKE & CO.,
No. 20 WALL ST., COB. OF NASSAU ST., NEW YORK.
We buy apd sell at tie most liberal current prices,
and keep on hand a full supply of
GOVERNMENT BONDS OF ALL ISSUES,
SEVEN-THIRTIES,
AND
COMPOUND INTEREST NOTES,
and execute orders for purchase and sale of
STOCKS, BONDS AND GOLD.
We have added to our office a Retail Department, for
the accommodation of the public demand for investment
in and exchanges of Government Securities, the par.
chase Gold and Intebest Coupons, and the sale of In-
ternal Revenue Stamps. t
SEVEN-THIRTIES CONVERTED INTO'FIVE TWEN-
TIES AT THE MOST FAVORABLE RATES.
JAY COOKE & CO.
3 UNO AN SHERMAN & CO.,
BANKERS.
CORNER PINE AND NASSAU STREET,
NEW YORK.
ISSUE CIRCULAR NOTES AND LETTERS OF
CREDIT FOR TRAVELLERS,
AVAILABLE IN ALL THE PRINCIPAL CITIES OF
THE WORLD.
MERCANTILE CREDITS
FOR USE IN
EUROPE,
CHINA,
ETO.
ALSO, MAKE TRANSFERS OF MONEY TO CALI-
FORNIA AND OREGON BY TELEGRAPH.
INTEREST ALLOWED ON DEI OS1TS.


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