The Revolution

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The Revolution
Uniform Title:
Revolution (New York, N.Y.)
Anthony, Susan B ( Susan Brownell ), 1820-1906
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New York, N. Y.
[S. B. Anthony, etc.]
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
v. 1-8; Jan. 8, 1868-Feb. 17, 1872.

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VOL. I.NO. 4.
Cjif linmliitiiiii.
iSU^N B. ANTHONY, Proprietor.
Bear Miss Anthony : * * * *
In all friendliness, and with the highest regard for the
Womens Rights movement, I cannot refrain from ex-
pressing my regret and astonishment that you and Mrs.
Stanton should haye taken such leave of good sense, and
departed so far lr6m true self-respect, as to be travelling
companions auji associate lecturers with that crack*
brained harlequin and semi-lunatic, George Francis
Train I You44ay, if you choose, denounce Henry Ward
Beecher a^; Wendell Phillips (the two ablest advocates
jpf WomsUrs Rights on this side of the Atlantic), and
'swap tStem off for the nondescript Train; but, in thus
doing, you will only subject yourselves to merited ridi-
cule and condemnation, and turn the movement which
you aim to promote into unnecessary contempt. The
nomination of this ranting egotist and low blackguard
for tbe Presidency, by your audiences, shows that he is
regarded by those who listen to him as on a par with the
poor demented Mellen, and Daniel Pratt, the Great
American Traveller. The colored people and their ad-
vocates have not a more abusive assailant than this same
Train; especially when he has an Irish audience before
him, to whom he delights to ring tbe changes upon the
nigger, nigger, nigger, ad nauseam. Ho is as
destitute of principle as he is of sense, and Is fast gravi-
tating toward a lunatic asylum. He may be of use in
drawing an 'audience; but so would a kangaroo, a gorilla,
or a hippopotamus.
It seems you are the Democratic party, and
not to the Republican, to give success politically to your
movement! I should as soon think of looking to the
Great Adversary to espouse the cause of righteousness.
The Democratic party is the anti-nigger party, and
composed of all that is vile and brutal in the land, with
very little that is decent and commendable. Everything
that has been done, politically, for the cause of impartial
freedom has been done by the Republican party. And
yet your reliance is upon the former rather than upon
the latter party This is infatuation.
Your old and outspoken friend,
Wm. Lloyd Garrison.
We publish the above letter as a fair type of a
few we have received from leading abolitionists
daring the last two months. As we have not
time to answer all the letters we receive, we
shall group our correspondents according to
their subjects, and thus answer the many in
We select Mr. Garrisons because it is short,
spicy and severe, and will remind our readers
of that column in the Liberator called The
Refuge of Oppression, where the slaveholding
press and planters, with their defenders, were
We never expected to be one of the victims
to be seized by Mr. Garrisons metaphysical
tweezers and held up midday between earth

and heaven, a spectacle to men and angels ;
but, in the progress of human events, here we
are : and our only regret in showing the/
strength of our position is, the necessity il
involves of unmasking the character of our
friends. \
The analytical reader will find in this letter \
the following propositions :
That the Republican party is the party of
freedom ;
That tbe Democratic party is the anti-nigger
party, composed of all that is low, .brutal and
vile ;
That the Proprietor and Editor of The Rev-
olution have foolishly swapped Mr. Beecher
and Mr. Phillips for G-eorge Francis Train;
and that in affiliating with him and the Demo-
cratic party they have sacrificed their self-
respect and the cause they would serve. To
these propositions we demur.
Mr. Garrison has watched and criticised all
political parties, during the last thirty years,
solely with reference to their action on the
question of African slavery. He has taken no
note of what they said or did on commerce or
finance, homestead laws or protection, prison
discipline, temperance or womans rights.-^
Whatever their action on all these questions, he
has over praised Republicans and Democrats
alike for every true word and legislative act in
favor of the black race.
If Mr. Garrison may judge parties by their
action on slavery alone, is it not equally fair for
us to judge them by their action oh woman
alone? Applying this test to the Republican
party of to-day, where does it stand ?
It is the first party in American history that
ever proposed to introduce the word male
into the Federal Constitution; that ever insulted
the women of the republic as petitioners, by
apologizing for their presentation, and so gar-
bling the petitions that no one could tell who
petitioned, or what they asked. It has blocked
the.discussion of this question in every possible
way ; shut us out from its journals, and denied
us a hearing in the House of Representatives,
the only time we have ever asked for its use.
In the Constitutional Convention of New York
it gave us a sham hearing, having decided in
caucus, beforehand, that it would report against
our rights. In Kansas, it ignored our question
in the State Convention; yet leading Repub-
lican politicians, with black men, stumped the
State against striking the word male from its
The Democratic party, on the contrary, has
done jdl it could to keep our question alive in
the State and national councils, by pressing Re-
publicans, in their debates on negro suffrage, to
logical conclusions. They have respectfully
presented our petitions, and called attention to
them in every possible way. They have franked
our documents, from one end of the Union to
the other, made us liberal donations, helped us
to secure 9,000 votes in Kansas, and to establish
a journal through which we can speak. With
their motives for such
/to do than with the me
pressing negro suffrage
mans suffrage.
Garrisons attention
party of freedom,
meetings through
ork, leading I^enu
gaVe them profcfectij
Democrat, that,
ing in Albion,
with his police1
convention thxod
ing every man
tnrb the peace,
sitting on the
sions. The abl
suffrage to blai
tional Conventil
Martin Van Buren, the]
We mention these
that human nature
that there are Demol
with whom a lady
her good sense o
Again, in fighting
Garrison enrolled
woman who believe
minded class the
anti-slavery ranks]
recall those early]
laughing at the
there ? Our present
the jibes and jeers of abojitie
most favorably with many,
who once graced the anti-
their fantastic tricks, the
nunciation, the emathemae
tered coat-tails,-Nh*
rotten eggs, and
Placid conservatism!
unaccountable things
the countryMr. Garri
Federal Constitution
presence of the multitude.
Behold them stirring up
through the streets with
necks, breaking up
ing into the midst of
out their vials of wrl
ing people.
Behold them impj
peace ; shot -down
the bar of justice ;
get for the civilized i
culed, hissed at by the
fanatics: and yet Mr.
all these. ^
Polished coloniza'i
the negro in their care
Mr. Garrison was injurq
ting back the day of emai
but he, knowing better,.

ft* §Uv0lttti0ti.
cy in the Liberator ; put its leaders in
jge of oppression, and went on with
while the idiots, lunatics and
proved to be the statesmen of that
gentleman, whom we meet in good
liltti and position, of spotless
j of genius and rare gifts, is de-
Kongaioo, a gorilla, a hip-
low blackguard, a ranting
cracked-brained harlequin, and
the accuser covers too mueh
looking to the Qreat
four cause, but if he has
|aut guise of Mr. Train,
ent worker. We re-
bent service in Eden
ation ; for had man
3den fruit, judging
have kept his know-
ften would have been
rkable fact that all
|)fane, alike show
bn in great straits,
s, some good devil
Beecher and Mr.
Luld say that these
jfcioned together on
has been widely
in the reconstruc-
our democratic theory
citizens of the repub-
l color, stand equal be-
|Ups, on the contrary,
the old basis of caste
aristocracy of sex tor
proposes a new prin-
an extension of the
|ried again and again,
have not swapped
L and for the best of
|\ within arm's length
. our power to con-
le time had come for him
aq^tionist to the statesman.
: includes the less, in demand-
kll the citizens of the nation,
Lmost effectual work for the
sound argument for his
oj^ our American idea
Hence, the fraud of
| abolitionists in making
negro suffrage on
lil principles, thus sacri-
ind personal consistency
^&p for tlie hour,
san to-day sees the necessity
[at the polls. It is a danger one
^j^gjaerceived, that to trust the
hood to legislate on the
(interests of the nation,
Stitutions. Universal
you have then the
Education of woman,
^poverty and vice,
peculiar elevating
power found in the dif-
|But to extend suffrage to igno-
to invert the natural order of
Queen of the moral
loyalty to brute force.
Foman who has a proper self-
gent love of country, will
ifranchisement of another
man, either black or white, until the women of
this nation are crowned with all the rights of
citizenship. It is infinitely more important at
this hour to secure the rights of 15,000,000
women, black and white, Saxon and Celt, than
to bring'2,000,000 more men to the polls. And
this is the reason, Mr. Garrison, why we affiliate
to-day with those who believe that our idea is
the more important of the two. We are'living
under a dynasty of forcethe masculine ele-
ment everywhere overpowering the feminine.
Hence come discord, violence, war, slavery,
misery, and death; and until we restore the
equilibrium of sex we cannot enter the golden
age of harmony, and peace, and love.
Some friends write us, your defection
from the anti-slavery faith, is the most lament-
able since the fall of Mr. Garrison and they
are the very persons who rally round Mr. Phil-
lips, who at the end of the war threw one-half
his clients overboard in demanding suffrage for
man alone, while declaring emancipation a
mockery without enfranchisement.
We claim, with Mr. Garrison, to have the
highest regard for the womans rights move-
ment, which we have abundantly shown by the
devotion of our lives. Had all our professed
fi iends been as true through this last year, we
might have amended the constitutions of two
states in the union.
We also claim to have given evidence of our
good sense and self-respect in accepting the
services of the only man in New York who laid
them-at our feet. '
So long as Mr. Train speaks nobly for wo-
man, why should we repudiate his services, even
if he does ring the changes nigger, nigger,
nigger? though we travelled with him through
nine states, and never heard him in public or
private ignore the black mans rights. On the
contrary, he always demanded educated suf-
frage, without regard to sex or color.
Abolitionists do not refuse to fraternize with
those who ignore womans claims. Colored
men have denied woman a place in their con-
ventions in New York, while we have ever wel-
comed them to our platform. Charles Langston
repudiated womans claim to the ballot in Kan-
sas, and Frederick Douglass refused to plead for
us in the Constitutional Convention of New
York; and worse than all, in an annual meeting
of the American Anti-Slavery Society, when
some one offered a resolution saying that it was
the duty of abolitionists to labor to get the
word white out of the constitution of New
York, and we moved an amendment to add the
word male, Mr. Phillips (President) ruled
the amendment cut of order. Yet there are
educated black women in New York who hold
property and pay taxes. After that, though at-
tacked in the Standard, our reply was refused.
The Standard refused, also, to publish an ad-
vertisement of The Revolution, the only
paper in the country demanding suffrage for
woman in the reconstruction, while at that very
hour women were holding a festival to pay for
its publication. Such Mr. Garrison considers
our only reliable friends.
The radical error in Mr. Garrisons letter is,
that he presumes to test a mans soundness,
honesty and usefulness on current reforms, by
his course on the negro question. This is a
natural infirmity, an amiable weakness in one
who bore so conspicuous a part in the late strug-
gle for the overthrow of slavery. But we must
remind Mr. Garrison that that question has dis-
appeared from view, and that in this rapid age
it has already floated far away into the past;
for, are not black men already making laws and
constitutions ? He might as' well deduce his
test from imprisonment for debt, or hanging
for larceny, or, we had almost said, from the
stamp act.
The work of reconstruction will be completed
by mid-summer, and this will leave barely
enough of the negro to round a few periods in
presidential stump speeches, and perhaps eke
out the salary of a cheap local editor of the
National Anti-Slavery Standard for the passing
For a third of a century slavery was one of
the most important subjects on the theatre of
American affairs. In that great drama, Mr.
Garrison acted a leadiii^ pait This letter shows
that he, full of the iliusiofiS as wall the
actualities of the scene, Vgs superfluous on fi.-
stage, seemingly unconscious of the fae(.-t)-
the curtain has fallen upon the act;- that the
lights are extinguished, and the audience gone
to their homes.
In respect even to the debris of negro agita-
tion, Mr. Garrison is as dead as the royal
Dane. We suspect he thinks so himself ; for,
we have not heard of him for years at any of
those anti-slavery convocations where he used
to forge thunderbolts and gather laurels. He
should be content to remain in Lis sepulchre,
and not revisit the glimpses of the moon,
and by diatribes like the above endeavor to
frighten live people from their appropriate
Rest! rest, perturbed spirit!
e. o. s.
1 *
Ohe argument used by the impotent politicians is,
that women physically are too weak to stand the wear
and tear of politics, too frail, too tenderly reared, too
easily broken down for a long campaign. Certainly this
remark would not apply to Miss Anthony, who, during
our exhausting campaigning trip, never faltered, while I
gave out before I got half way over Kansas, nor Mrs.
Stanton who has been at it every night, nor Mrs. Lucy
Stone, nor Miss Olympia Brown who took the stump
two months ago and has been bard at work ever since.
Woman in all the lands I have visited is mans equal
physically ; she can stand fatigue better, has greater
powers of endurance. In China, 1 found women doing
mens labor, scattering the Sampan on the Boca Tigris
at Canton; tilling the rice fields on the Tauhtze-Kaug at
Shanghae and gathering the black tea at Foo-chow. In
Calcutta carrying the hod, and plastering the mortar on
the houses. In Madras and Bombay, working by thou-
sands iu the burning ghauts, bearing buge quantities of
stone and mortar, doing the labors of men. In Aus-
tralia, I saw the native women do all the work while the
lord and master hurled the boomerang and chased the
kangaroo. Our aboriginals of the plains heap the hard
work upon the Squaw. She carries the papoose, skins
the buffalo, plants the corn, and bears the tent upon her
back while the Indian brave is in the hunting-held, or
on the war-path. Homer sings of the hard work of the
Grecian women threshing grain on the rocks, us I saw
them do it in Java. Did not Adromache do her work
with the men ? Look at Bertha the Queen of the fourth
century, building the Great Roadway from the Alps to
the^ Jura, and defending her country against the Sara-
cens ? setting her work women the example by bearing
huge baskets of material on her own shoulders. Physi-
cal strength I Why woman is mans equal iu endurance
in the open field. It is only when effeminated that she
becomes frail. I saw the women of Bethlehem bearing
pails of water and baskets of fruit upon their heads that
I could hardly lift, their erect forms and ruddy faces
showing the picture of health. In Germany I have s?een
women wearing breast plates, while doing the work of
oxen, and in France most iff the field labor is done by
women, and Americans are astonished to see the scav-
enger women of Paris, harnessed up with two large
doge and a jack-ass. The Saxons sold their women out
to labor, as they sold their mares. Middleton you know
only got one shilling and a quart of ale for liis behoved
wife who had no vote%

The enforcement of the law is a perilous matter. In
th ward where most of the defaulters are found the
collector is now thoroughly well known and cordially de-
tested. One part of his district, Hope Town, is in open
rebellion against the rates. The moment be shows
himself the boys gather at his heels and shout along the
streets, Shut your doors. Unfortunately many of the
streets are closed at one end, so that the collector is at
the mercy of the foe, and has little chance of catching
his people unawares. He is hissed, hooted and groaned
at in the most vehement style. We should add that there
are very few Irish in the parish, so that the explanation
of such a scene is not to be found in the superior ex-
citability of the Celtic race. Threats are not wanting,
and there is too much reason to fear that personal vio-
lence is really intended. Matters are getting worse
every week.
The Revolution last week gave a some-
what gloomy picture of the present condition
and prospect of Great Britain. Were Fenian
forays and outrages all that fear and conscious
guilt on the part of their oppressors have re-
presented them, still England has a more dan-
gerous foe in and among her own people, when
once aroused, than all Ireland at home and
scattered abroad, is, or can become.
Why Not ?Judge Underwood, of Virginia,
President of the Constitutional Convention now
in session at Richmond, writes to Washington
of Mrs. Ellen Frances W. Harper, the colored
lecturer and poet, who is now laboring among
h6r people in the Old Dominion, that her lec-
tures are well attended, are very eloquent and
able, and that she is doing more real good in
the work of political education than any two
speakers who have previously been engaged
We do not doubt the truth of Mr. Under-
woods praise. Mrs. Harper nas power of an
extraordinary character, and is endowed with
the utmost earnestness and zeal in her chosen
held. But, seeing that she does more good than
any two ordinary male politicians, why cannot
the Judge endeavor to make her at least the
equal, politically, of one?- We shall expect to
learn that Judge Underwood has labored to keep
the word male out of the new Constitution
of Virginia.
A Tratn off the Track. The Revolution con-
tains this week a cable dispatch from George Francis
Train, sent especially to The Revolution. Here it is
it does not appear to convey much information:
British Jail, Monday, 12 m.My first gun is fired
Lord Derby quailsRevolutionKuczkowskiIreland
for the IrishAmerican citizens rights in EuropeAla-
bamaor wax*galvanize Johnson and Sewardare they
Americans ?Adams a British Toady.
George Francis Train.
New YorJc Evening Post.
It does not appear to convey much informa-
tion? indeed. That Train is in a British
Jail; that he, an American citizen, ha9 been
arrested ; that the measures he has taken have
made Lord Derby quail; that the results will
he Revolution in the public mind; that the
evils under which Europe groans are likely to
be remedied as effectually as Dr. Kuczkow-
ski remedies bodily ills with his water cure;
that Irish wrongs will be redressed; that
American citizens* rights in Europe and the
Alabama claims must be settled satisfactorily
to the American people or war "will bo the'
alternative; that President Johnson and
Secretary Seward must be galvanizedin-
to American citizens, and that Adams,** the
American Minister at the Court of St. James,
leans to aristocracy and Great Britain instead of
democracy and Americado not convey much
information in the opinion of the Post. Well,
during the time that Our Own Henderson, chief
proprietor and editor of the Evening Post, was
before Commissioner Osborn on trial for de-
frauding government by taking the peoples
trust funds placed in his hands as Navy Agent,
would the Post have considered at that time the
following telegram conveyed much informa-
Jing Jing Jolly GongCoventry, \
Monday, 12 m. }
My Last Chance is goneCommissioner Osborn wont
quailConfusionEurekaPlunder for the Plunderers-
Loyal Leaguers and the Public PurseThe Evening Post's
ClaimsOr WarGalvanize Lincoln and WellesArc
they Patriots ?Delaficld Smith a Copperhead Sneak.
Our Own Henderson.
Our own Henderson sent to Coventry!
Does this telegram appear to convey much
information to the livening Post ? Does it tell
that Edward J. Owen, of Owen, Gray & Owen,
who roomed at that time with Commissioner
Osbom at the Bancroft Hotel, had rejected the
offer of a fee of $10,000 as counsel, and any
other amount he chose to name, providing and
after Our Own Henderson was cleared ? Does
it tell of confusion among the Loyal League
ranks; that, Eureka, their rascality had been
found out ? Does it tell that the Post claims
must be asserted or war agaiust government
proclaimed? Does it tell that Lincoln and
Welles must be galvanized to assert the
rights of Patriots to protect Plunder for the
Plunderers and the rights of the Loyal in
the Public Purse ? What does it tell when it
calls Delafield Smith a Copperhead Sneak? *
If this be thus, what, then, are Commissioner
Osbom and Edward J. Owen, because they
would not sell themselves in the cause of
Prosecuted Loyalty ?
What is much information ?
An official return has been made to the House
of Representatives in Washington of the ex-
penses of its investigating committees to the
6th of the present month. The whole sum paid
to tnat date is $4=1,509 85. More than one-
fourth of this sum was paid to the Sergeant-at-
arms, N. G. Ordway, of New Hampshire, for
subpoenaing witnesses, and for other ex-
penses. Examining the detailed statement,
we find that the Sergeant-at-Arms has charged
for subpoenaing L. C. Baker, twice, $190 20
each time ; for summoning J. M. Wells,
$817 90 ; Gen. Hamlin, $317 90 ; W. Jones,
$166 40 ; J. S. Fullerton, $219 20 ; C. G. Hal-
pine, $49 ; E. J. Conger, $227 20 ; Buck Lewis,
$190; E. F. Ferry, $190; T. C. Wetherby,
$114 20, and so on.
These charges do not include the expense of
bringing the witnesses to Washington and keep-
ing them there ; for it anpears that T. C. Weth-
erby, for instance, last mentioned above, was
paid, later on, $12 for six days* attendance, and
$112 for 1,120 miles travel, and so of others.
Can any one tell us why this lucky Sergeant-
at-Arms charges the government $114 20 in the
case of Wetherby ? It is of course understood
that some of the witnesses, as this one for in-
stance, lived at a distanoe from Washington
bnt why is it necessary in every case for the
Sergeant-at-Arms to send a special messenger
with a summons ? Is not this a most flagrant
case of red tape and waste ? But this, after all,
is only a small item in the mighty amount now
required to conduct the government. The
Democrats of New Hampshire, it is said, have
been zealously overhauling the accounts of this
Ordway, and are using the startling disclosures
made as party capital in their attempt to over-
throw the Republican party at the coming
March election in that State.
The New York Herald one day last week had
some comments complimentary on the decision
of a New Jersey judge, who charged a grand
jury to indict all parties, whether at large or
under arrest, who may be charged with prize-
fighting. The Herald says ;
It is high time that official action should he taken to
put a stop to this demoralizing custom. If every prize
fight within the next six months were to terminate by
the death of one of the combatants and the seclusion of
the survivor in the State Prison for the rest of hie natu-
ral life for manslaughter, it would do more to put an
end to prize-fighting than all the police interference that
can be brought to bear. New Jersey hangs her murder-
era right out without any dilettante preliminaries or
mock sympathy, and for this she has gained the envy of
surrounding States. Why not indict and incarcerate her
prize-fighters with equal promi>titude ?
The same page has an article on cock-fight-
ing, and the Herald of the day before had a des-
cription and report of a cock-fight of the most
revolting description imaginable, and exactly
adapted to multiply and prolong the evils it so
piously pretends to deplore. What can do so
, much to corrupt and harden the moral sensibil-
ities, especially of the young, as these long
newspaper accounts of such scenes, given with
their disgusting detail, and with as business-
like an air as though they were reports of th^
market or a meeting of the Humane Society? '
If all the newspapers would hold prize-fighting,
dog-fighting and cock-fighting in such abhor-
rence as never to pollute their columns with one
word of allusion to them, there need be no
grand-jury indictments nor State-prison penal-
ties for them. As at present, however, the
Herald's estimate of the crimes may be just;
but the penalties should be shared by such
editors and the fighters alike.
Mr. Carey, representative m Congress from
Ohio, was elected as an independent Republi-
can. He is likely to prove so, at the risk, as
would appear, of perilling the party peace. He
has lately delivered a speech in the House, into
which he twisted with great effect the following
questions, addressed to his colleague, Mr. Bing-
ham, as appears in the proceedings, thus :
Mr. Carey said that he should like his colleague (Mr.
Bingham) to answer these four questions: FirstIf Gen-
eral Grant shall neglect or refuse to execute the provis-
ions of this law, or if in its execution he shall act in an
oppressive and crnel manner, to what tribunal will he be
amenable for his nonfeasance or malfeasance ? Second
As by the terms of the bill the President cannot inter-
fere, can the General be tried by court-martial; and ii so,
by whose orders, and who shall constitute the court?
ThirdNot being a civil officer, can he be impeached;
and if so, by whom and before what tribunal? Fourth
If he cannot be arraigned by any earthly tribunal, is he
not made an absolute despot ? .
The Evening Post says of Mr. Binghams
attempt at reply:
Mr. Bingham, in his closing argument, made no re
spectable answer to Mr. Carey. He regretted that his

colleague had deemed it his duty to make such inqui-
ries, and he said that Congress had power over Grant*
for it had made him Gen eral. * The breath which made
him General may unmake him to-morrow. What sort
of time would the breath that made Cromwell General
have had in unmaking him when his soldiers were shut"
ting up the Houses of Parliament ?
I Aii in receipt of The Revolution. I greet it; I
give it welcome; its outside pleases mo, and as soon as
I can get inside, mean to do so, for I think it speaks the
truth, and that is what this age demands. We shall go to
Washington on the 30th inst., for a Peace Convention,
to tell that little wordtruthright in the National Cap-
I lovelfr rotation; and so I endorse your title. But I de-
mand peaceable Revolution; brain and heart work, and
that for a Revolution from bad to good. 1 send tbe call
lor our meeting, and if not inconsistent with rules or
taste, shall be pleased to have it inserted; and if in torn
I can do anything at that convention to further the in-
terests of your paper or the cause we mutually approve,
I shall do so cheerfully as opportunity is given.
I notice some of our Mends hold back from support
of The Revolution. I see a great, good, earnest
spirit and purpose in your work, but ask time to exam-
ine contents.
The spirit of Mr. Loves whole letter shows a
happy harmony between his name and nature.
"We, too, prefer moral and peaceful to any violent
and sanguinary Revolution. OConnell, the great
Irish Liberator, used to say, There never was
a Revolution worth the shedding of a single drop
of human blood. Still it is impossible but that
offences will come in the form of bloody revolu-
tions and rebellions, and the beauty and glory
of the Peace Principle is to be tested in just
such fiery ordeals, Our late fearful conflict at
arms afforded a sublime opportunity to exhibit
-"-the divinity of the Spirit of Peace, which it is to
be regretted was not wisely improved. Now
that the battle of the bullet and sword is passed,
let the Peace and Non-Resistance Societies come
forth in their moral majesty and might. The
Peace Convention in Washington on the 30th
and 31st should be well attended and sus-
tained. Its cal) is too late for our columns, but
we shall cheerfully make note of its proceed-
ings as far as our space will permit.
Geo. Francis Train on the Church.What
would become of a church composed entirely of
males? What has saved the church of Rome
from perishing ? Read Macaulays glowing pic-
ture of its wonderful age. Twas the idea of
the Virgin Mary ; the worshipping of a woman.5
The Catholics never forget their Lucretia Motts,
their Miss Dixes, their woman reformers ;
they make their names immortal through all
time by crowning theifi saints, and giving their
saintly names to churches, universities and col*
leges. Reverence for woman, the mother of God,
is the Catholic creed. Florence Nightingale,
had she been a Catholic, would be a Saint Ce-
celia or Saint Agatha. One million of catholic
women enfranchised wonld prevent another
Know Nothing raid when Fanaticism comes
uppermost again.
Revolution Progressing.When Pacific
Moil Steamers touch at California from Chinese
Seas, and flash over the Rocky Mountains and
under the Atlantic Ocean thirty days later news
from eight hundred millions of Asiatics to four
hundred millions of Europeans, what is it but
$1** §rralutia.
A ladt in a neighboring city, who avows herself an
unconditional woman's rights woman, asks, If the be-
nign influence of woman is felt so much whenever she
moves among men, why not that influence he felt at the
polls, where it is so much needed ? And then she de-
clares that if that priceless boon, the franchise, is con-
ferred upon females, wonders will he accomplished.
Hear her:
Wouldn't we give the rum traffic its death blow at the
very next election ? Wouldnt we save the husbands
and sons that are breaking the hearts of sisters, wives,
and mothers all over the land, bringing them to sorrow
and destitution ? I will not say that the woman who
would not gladly cast her ballot against the enormities of
intemperance deserves to suffer, any more than that the
slave who feels not his chains deserves to he a slave; but
I do say, give us our womans rights, and well redress
our womans wrongs.iV. Y. Express.
How long shall we patiently wait, bpund
hand and foot, on the banks of this river of
death, to behold our sires and sons swept down
the swift current to destruction ? Yes, give wo-
man the ballot and she will clean these Stygian
pools of vice from their lowest depths, and
galvanize these fallen men into a new life. How
can our thinking men in power so blindly re-
fuse woman a voice in the moral legislation of
the nation ? The temperance reform stands at a
dead-lock to-day, for need of the religious
earnestness and enthusiasm of woman expressed
at tbe ballot-box. Let woman demand this
right in thunder tones and she must be heard.
The Revolution gladly greets the Ladies'
Repository, a Boston literary journal of much
merit, as a co-worker in the field of human pro-
gress, especially in the Department of Woman ;
how justly the following extracts from one of its
articles for February will show. The criticisms
on George Francis Train will, perhaps, correct
themselves in due time. One pretty good man
in old times had a devil," so they said ; was
'mad," insane, or, as we say now*a-days, a
Bedlamite. But to the article :
The cause of woman Is the cause of humanity. Men
cannot afford to be unjust to women, and many of the
wisest and best among them are already seeing this to
be true. Others will follow, as the light falls upon tbeir
minds, hitherto occupied with other matters. Through
thoughtlessness, and ignorance of the great importance
of the theme, many have failed to take that decided
stand in iavor of woman suffrage which loyalty to
truth will, by and by, undoubtedly bring them to take.
Let ns hope, says one editor, that her example
may prove contagious, leading directly to the complete
enfranchisement of the women of Great Britain and
those of America.
The throne of Victoria did not totter when that vote
of her sister-woman was cast; and who dare say, in the
face of high heaven, and in Republican America, that
Lily Maxwell had not as much right to take a part in
the government of her country as the crowned repre-
sentative of the nation I
It is very true, as some one has pithily said, that
many people have not the independence to stand up
for their honest convictions, if they are not popular.
And we would add, these are the most crouching kind
of cowards.
But the woman-suffrage movement is becoming popu-
lar. Every week, almost, we hear good, and true, and
wise men and women declare themselves in favor of it,
who had not before spoken in its behalf. The papers,
too, are fast ranging themselves on the right side. The
tone of the Star in the West is good when it says :
Rev. Olympia Brown has embodied her recent ex-
periences in Kansas in a Lyceum lecture. Let her be
invited to deliver it *out West. We need strong words.
Mrs. Stanton and Miss Anthony have started anew pa-
per, advocating their pet reformcalled .** Tbp. Revolu-
tion. We deem it proper to refer to their connection
with one of whom we know nothing personally,, but,
judging from what we hear, cannot heartily welcome as
an ally in this great cause, since he is thought, by thos
who ought to know, to be no honor to it, or real help to
its advocates. This is what Mrs. Livermore says, in the
Chicago New Covenant, concerning Mrs. Stanton and
Miss Anthony:
But what evil genius linked them to George Francis
Train? He was announced to speak with them on the
same platform, and he really did have the lions share of
the evening. No Bedlamite ever rattled on more inco-
herently or aimlessly, and all the while not about
Woman Suffrage, but about himself. Such offensive
egotism, such unmeaning nonsense, it is not often ones
misfortune to hear.
English Glorification of IgnoranceAt the re-
cent annual dinner of tbe Shropshire Chamber of Agri-
culture, held at Shrewsbury, Mr. Henry Smith, in re-
ply ing to the principal toast of the evening, took occa-
sion to touch upon compulsory education, and thereup-
on observed that farmers did not want to have their plow
boys and form laborers taught to read and write; they
did ver;y well as they were, and if they were sent to
school they might have them turning round upon them
the farmerslike the trade unionists or the Manches-
ter Fenians. Mr. Smiths remarks were boisterously
cheered by an assemblage of upward of three hundred
The above is from tbe N. Y. Com. Advertiser,
and is another argument for Educated Suffrage
in our nation, that is absorbing tributes from all
the peoples of the earth.
During the Dark Ages, the University at Bo-
logna was the most prosperous oasis of learning
in that vast desert of ignorance, spreading the
light of knowledge throughout all Europe.
Among the prolessors of this distinguished in
stitution were three women, Laura Bassi who
lectured on physics, Clotilda Tambroni who
taught Greek, and a professor of the Canon law.
Many of the present day would think woman-
kind degraded if a woman were to accept a
professorship in Harvard or Yale. The Present
is often darker than the Past.
All Hail! to you, to the inspiration, and to the cause you
advocate. The N. Y. Independent announces you as Editors
of The Revolution j sparing the word Damnation
from its columns long enough for one to look at it, and
then with a fearful rebound it rushes back to its own
columns foaming with lava of the nether tropics, under
the signatures of a half dozen, or more, of Calvinistic
gentlemen, who only wait for the old fashion to. come
round to burn dissenters and hang witches. If religious
dogmatism ib ignored by that paper, why. are those
dogmas so strenuously insisted upon by Dr. Spear
and so many others ? At this crisis of the moral world,
when on every hand immediate, thorough action is de-
manded for God and humanity, is it aught else than mad-
ness for a man, after clothing himself in the livery of
Heaven, to leave this vast and glorious work, which
needs every unparalyzed shoulder at the wheel, to pass
by with their manuscripts to the Independent office, that
through those religious types the proof that there is a
personal devil may he made to appear? Those who
had a thirty years experience in the anti-slavery strug-
gle preceding the last war, need no proof of the exist-
ence of devils ; but that one hoofed and homed monster
could have waged such a war for the extermination of
Garrison and the crashing oi Gods truth is prepos ter-
ous to suppose. No other than an omnipresent, per-
sonal devil could have done that amount of work at
one and the same time. The grand and stupendous
work that paved the way for the final blow, which unriv-
eted chained humanity, was done by tbose whom God
bad to raise up outside of Synagogues. And yet the cloth
would fain have thrown it ail upon divine vengeance to
accomplish. . * * * * * * * *
While the country is all aglow over the elective fran-
chise for the black man, woman yet feels the galling
chain of slavery, and her heartstblood oozing out drop by
drop, until life to her is.often an unmitigated curse. The
lash, though not applied to the flesh excoriates the heart
and rends the sonL I only speak for one. How many
such cases there are God snows better than yon or L
No doubt there are very many more than we imagine.


Would that I could do something' to help forward with
redoubled speed the cause of woman. My life has been
aimless, objectless, and now I am poor and dependent,
and dependence is far worse and harder to bear than
pure poverty. I would be willing to take the position of
door-keeper to earn my own living, that my hands might
be freed from padlocks and my feet from chains, that
Ibould live as well as last. Mystery I mystery! life
' birth, and death 1
Fraternally yours,
S. W. Brant.
Yes! RevolutionI That's the word. SeDd us
specimen copy ; will take it, read it, criticise it, reject it
or accept it, at leisure. If radically rooted and ground-
ed, on the sure foundation of impartial, universal suf-
frage, am with you and for you. It takes male and fe-
male to constitute man. Anything less is only half man ;
not human, hut perverted animal.
I have looked at some of the articles in The Revolu-
tion and am satisfied it is my style ; and should the
number I have seen prove a fair specimen, I know of no
way in which I could invest two dollars for humanity
where I should receive so large returns. You will please
add my name to your list of subscribers. I wish you all
success in your efforts in tbe good work.
Am truly glad you are to be heard through the press.
I know not how else so well you can give your needed
word to this generation of persistent wrong-doers.
I received your paper, and hail with joy its advent.
The limes demand it, and I bid you God speed in your
glorious undertaking. I want this paper and can't do
-without it. I shall reccommend it, and show it to as
many as I car ; perhaps I can get some to take it.
I heard with much pleasure that you are making ar-
rangements to publish The Revolution. Quite a
number of your friends here would like to see it. We
think you are fortunate in your selection of a name, for
the present state -of society and the condition of wo-
man demand a Revolution. I am glad to find that some
of the most able and talented minds of the age have sug-
gested the idea of organizing an American Church, in
accordance with the spirit of the nineteenth century.
We have the Church of Rome, the Church of England,
the Church of Scotland, the Greek Church, etc., and why
should we not have an American Church, based upon
the new light ? Let the ritual of the new ^church be
such a one as will destroy the tyranny of rank and arti-
ficial caste, the oppression of wealth, the horrible servi-
tude of bone and muscle called labor, and mocked witb
pitiful and inadequate compensation called wages, in-
stead of a fair and just proportion of products.
I have often prayed and hoped with Shelly, that
Some eminent in virtue shall start up,
Even in perversest time,
The truths of their pure lips that never die
Shall bind the scorpion falshood, with a wreath
Of ever living flame,
Until the monster sting itself to death.
Why canno* the wisdom ofmankind devise some system
of society that will banish ignorance, want, and crime ?
Must man's inhumanity to man, for ever make countless
thousands mourn ? and the legends, traditions, and dog-
mas of one sacred book be for ever regarded as the only
revelations of God ; traditions that represent woman as
the author of all evil, whose ministers still preach and
teach this monstrous and absurd dogma?
I think we can obtain several subscribers for The
Revolution, if it is only equal to the emergency, which
we trust it will be.
I am in receipt of the first number of The Resolu-
tion, ' and hail its advent as the harbinger of good times
and glorious tilings for humanity. The progress of the
age demands just such a paper1; one which shall speak
the truth boldly, and lay bare the outrages perpetrated
iu the name of law and order ; one whose policy shall
not swallow up its usefulness.
The names which stand at the head of The Revolu-
tion are a sufficient guarantee of it9 usefulness and its
unswerving fidelity to the cause which it professes to
advocate. Though never having a personal acquaint-
ance with either of you, I have known of your labors for
the oppressed, and your efforts in behalf of woman; and
the day is now dawning in which yon shall reap the re-
ward of your labors, in seeing humanity blessed by ac-
cepting the principles which you have so long advocat-
ed. We have commenced a good work in Wisconsin for
the enfranchisement of women.
The two numbers of The Revolution which you
were so kind as to send me, have been received. Of
course I must have the paper, and enclosed are two dol-
lars for the same, also the money for the paper to Miss
A. C., Fredericksburg, Va. Please send also speoimen
numbers to tbe following persons : * * * *
I think they will subscribe.
I am delighted with the appearance of The Revolu-
tion in every respect, and with the well known ability
of its managers, I have no more doubt of the success of
the paper than I have of the principles which it advo-
by the special inspiration of his wife; we shall
therefore give sketches of the wives of some of
our representative men, reformers, editors, and
clergymen, such as Mrs. Jessie Benton Fremont,
Mrs. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mrs. Ann Green
Phillips, Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher, Mrs. Horace
Greeley, Mrs. Gerrit Smith, Mrs. Theodore Til-
ton, Mrs. George W. Curtis, Mrs. T. Wentworth
Higginson, Mrs. Robert Hale Owen, Mrs. Thad
deus Stevens.
reason why.
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it.
I have received the first number ot The Revolu-
tion. Book me as a subscriberI enclose, $2. Delaware
my township, is the banner township in Kansas for wo-
man suffrage. She gave seventy-two majority iu favor
of striking out (he word male in our State Constitu-
Female suffrage is not new to me. I had the honor to
be a member of the second Nebraska Legislature in the
Winter of '55-6. Through the influence of Mrs. Harriet
Bloomer and your humble servant, we carried the meas-
ure through the lower House by nine majority, and time
only was wanting to carry it through the council, as the
journals of that session win show, w. l., jb.
Will you put your Revolution on exchange with
our Herald of Health ? a paper devoted to Revolution-
izing the bad habits of people and teaching them how
to live more healthfully. We hope you may succeed be-
yond all expectations in advocating and securing wo-
man's rights, for woman's rights are human rights; and,
whether they know it or not, man is as much interested
in their success as women can be.
Dear Miss Anthony : The Revolution is received.
You dvined rightly when you said its fall would de-.
light me. I am so pleased, so delighted so kopefull; I feel
so much I find it difficult to say anything. Revolu-
tionthere is magic in the word. National Party
there is music in that.
It is just what we need; and oh, what a power it will
be, in our country first, afterward in all the ends of the
earth. No fear now that we shall fall behind England
in the work of emancipating women. All honor to her
noble men and women, but she has Up such corps of la-
borers as that which stumped Kansas last Fall, and in
all the earth there is but one George Francis Train. I
write the name in full; Hike to see it on paper. We now
have a party and an organ, each worthy of the other. A
Revolution is inaugurated which will drive politicians to
logical conclusions, and educate women into a know-
ledge of what .it is to be a woman in the full develop-
ment of her whole being. It will teach her that the
quality of her bone and muscle are pf more importance,
than the color of her eyes, that the kind and quality of
men and women she will give to the world are of vastly
more importance to the community than the curve of
her mouth or the shape of her nose. When woman is
emancipated and educated iu every department of her
womanhood, she will give to the world a race of men
who will never be petitioned for justice.
I send you my subscription, also the names of two
subscribers who wish to commence with the first num-
Portrait Sketches.We -propose for The
Revolution a series of portrait sketches of our
representative women, such as :
Lydia Mgria Child, Lucretia Mott,
MariaWeston Chapman, Frances H. Gage,
Caroline H. Hall,
Paulina Wright Davis,
Jane G. Swisshelm,
Angelina G. Weld,
Abby Gibbons,
Anna Dickinson,
Alice Cary,
Phoebe Cary,
Ernestine L. Rose,
Antoinette B. Blackwell
Caroline M. Severance,
Sarah Grimke,
Mary Grew,
Lucy Stone,
Martha Wright,
Mattie Griffith Biown.
As we are always told that women govern tbe
world, and that eyeiy distinguished man is so
This means that he who tries to save his bod-
ily life by neglecting his spiritual life, shalMose
the latterand fail in securing the former.
What is the American Nation doing ? By right-
ing the wrongs of two million Southern males,
while turning deafness toward the equi-just
claim of fifteen million females all over the land
by such half-handed and less than half-hearted
sacrifice to Justice, they expect to save their
physical life from the wreck of the hour ; not
heeding that they thereby empoison their moral
life for an age, and decree a certain doom of
destruction to the body politic, the body social,
the body family and the body individual. It
is self-murder under the plea of self-defence
suicide immediate to the soul; suicide eventual
to the flesh. '
It is not a question of the life of a race, even,
of the black race, for example,but a life-and
death issue, a to-be-or-not-to-be for the Hu-
man Species on our continent. With one half
of humanity compelled, by biute force, to be
toytooltinsel to the other ; and avenging
itself by becoming poisonpollutionperdi-
tion to their despoilers and to themselves ; with
the strength of the statethe peace of society
the unity of the householdthe virtue of the
individual, sapped at the tap-root by the anom-
aly of an intellectual civilization assassinating
its moral twin-sister, by refinement of thought
with brutalization of feeling, by nourishment
of the head and starvation of the heartwith
the duality of human nature thus savagely war-
ring against itself, this is the questionnot of
our national life, of our race-life only, but of
our human lifelife to soul and life to body :
Shall we, or shall we not, lay the foundation of
our New Nation in Equal Justice to All ?
How criminally trifling,how insanely inane,
then, is our present attempt at Reconstruction,
and how paltry the fears and hopes that inspire
its shifting compassin the light of that grand
duty of self-preservation that we owe to our-
selves The highest justice is but the highest
self-interest : so we need not go beyond the
motive which caused us to emancipate the
blacks, and, later, to give them a slow and
reluctant recognition of their humanity, in one
section of our land ; we need not go beyond the
lesson of the Military Necessity and Polit-
ical Necessity of our recent history, to see
that there is now a Moral Necessityurgent,
as breath itselffor the enfranchisement of
Woman. And where the aim is taken aright,
the way will become clear. Let our action be
toward the Morning Star; and God will take
care that the Sun shall follow!
Gustav Muller.
The Hon. Robert Dale Owen is to go on a
Western tour in March, to lecture before

C()f lirimiiitiiiii.
In casting the horoscope of Congress and the
Republican party for the future, it may be-well
to glance brifly at their past. Two things are
beyond doubt: first, that the Republican party
has held undivided control of the government
since the Rebellion ; and, second, that the South
for many months was ready to accept condi-
tions of restoration to the Union far more ho-
norable for the North and hopeful for the coun-
try than to-day. The present din about ne-
gro supremacy was unknown, until begotten of
the cowardice and indecision of the party in
power. Gan. Fremonts first proclamation ol
freedom to slaves cost him his command, and
the country three years of war with all its fiighl-
ful costs. For the rebels saw in that, the cow-
ardice and indecision not of the Army, but of
the President and the Bureau of War. Had the
policy of Fremont, Phelps, Hunter and Butler
been sustained, there could have been no con-
tinuance of the war. The North and West
would have supported it as by spontaneous com-
bustion, and thus the right arm of the Rebel-
lion would have been broken at a blow. Wash-
ington was a perpetual Bull Run disaster
through the war, and has been even worse than
that ever since.
The people would have avenged the blood of
President Lincoln by a reconstruction based on
impartial manhood suffrage throughout the
South. And even Andrew Johnson would have
rejoiced in it. He proposed colored suffrage
for three classes of that population. The press
demanded it, religious, literary, political, pic-
torial. The New York Herald, in the exuber-
ance of its religious zeal, added a fourth class to
the Presidents three, in those who had at, and
for a given time, been members of Christian
churches.* All this was true through the sum-
. mer of 1865, and yet nothing was accomplished.
So the South kept renewing its courage, increas-
ing its hope.
In September the most remarkable demonstra-
tion was made at the State Republican Conven-
tion in Massachusetts to nominate a candidate for
Governor to succeed the late John A. .Andrew.
More than thirteen hundred delegates attended,
and Senator Charles Sumner was chosen Presi-
dent. The platform of principles issued con-
tained one resolution on national affairs, which,
husked from its verbiage, declares Massachu-
setts has no theory of suffrage to propose!
To propose to whom ? To none, surely, but the
rebel States. The President had had a theory.
The press, the people, the pulpit, the church,
all had a theory, and a liberal one. Why could
not Massachusetts, then, at least, have been si-
lent ? Connecticut soon alter voted directly on
the question, and gave a majority of more than
six thousand against it. It was no copper-
head victory. The Revolution, by the way,
never calls men copperheads. It was a Repub-
lican decision, as were those last Autumn on
the same subject, in Ohio, Kansas, and Minne-

sota, not to speak of the dodging action of New
York. With all their zeal to make the black
man a voter at the South, these States manifest
a bold determination to trample on him at
Session after session is wasted by Congress in
pretended and vain attempts at reconstruction.
The session last Winter was pre-eminently one
of them. It included, moreover, some windy
bluster about impeaching the President. At
the preceding Fall elections the most Radical
wing of Congress had been strengthened and
sustained, even the threatened impeachment
evidently finding favor with the people ; and
Ben. Butler, as its champion, was the most pop-
ular man.
At nearly the eleventh hour of the session,
the Military Reconstruction bill, with many
pangs, veto aud others, was brought forth and
made a law. Congress, itself, however, so far
disproved its own work on second sight, as to
make farther explanatory enactments, which also
passed the veto ordeal. Assured now that its
work was done, and well done, as some said,
could be warranted well done, aud the nation
saved, it again adjourned, to bask with its con-
stituencies in the Paradise Regained.
But the Attorney-General, bad as another
Beelzebub, invaded their Eden. Hs interpre-
tation of the Reconstruction acts brought death
again into the new world of hope, and with it all
imaginary woes.
And so in July heat, with cholera impending,
Congress reluctantly scampered back to Wash-
ington to drive out the serpent, and re-enforce
the gates with other guardian angels and more
double flaming swords. The President kindly
consented (so the papers said), at the earnest
request of Congress, cholera threatening, to
have the veto making, like the cover to a box,
while they made the law. And the whole was
to be done by a given, and that no distant, hour.
The President was tardy, but so was the chol-
era, and the whole business was soon dis-
patched. The country was now saved beyond
need of insurance, and again breathed freely
and again adjourned.
But other plagues were in store. Other vials
of wrath were to be uncorked! For scarcely
had the last Senator left the capitol, before Sec-
retary Stanton was hurled after him. Sheridan
and Sickles soon followed. General Grant
lending himself pliantly to the work, the too
willing lacquey of the President, conquered at
last by the same South he had hunted from the
Wilderness to Richmond, and there as he sup-
posed smoked out forever.
The surprising gains to the Democracy at the
last elections, have compelled a change of tac-
tics in the Republican party. The Reconstruc-
tion measures of last winter, bom with such
agonies, are now to be, not again supplemented
or amended, but abandoned altogether, and a
perfect military despotism created at the South,
the Supreme Court adjusted meanwhile to meet
the party emergency. Negro suffrage which
once could have been had for the asking must
now be snatched if need be out of the jaws of
the bloodiest civil commotion ever known, to
save, not a nation but a party. And a party, too,
whose moral weakness is equal to its wicked-
ness, and whose wickedness is mighty argu-
ment to prove the Calvinistic doctrine of Total
The President shorn of his power and the
Supreme Court chained also to the Congres-
sional chariot wheels, General Grant is to be
made absolute sovereign over the revolted
...... pv
States until he is needed as President to sway
his sceptre over the whole nation.
Almost the same Congress that saw Andrew
Johnson reel into the Presidential chair with
drunken babblings that would disgrace the ordi-
nary pot-houses at Washington, now proposes to
send even a worse than he to rule the South.
For the dissipations and debaucheries of John-
son are in part atoned for by a decent degree
of talent, however badly applied, when he is so-
ber ; but what virtue in the scanty catalogue of
human goodness does Grant possess, estimating
him from the infamous terms on which he ca-
pitulated with General Lee before Richmond, to
the servile and disgraceful part he bore in the
removals of Stanton, Sheridan and Sickles.
This nation is lost if it do not throw off as a
night mare its present brood of political cormo-
rants, Democratic and Republican alike. The
National Congress is a national dishonor. The
moral and religious as well as political and in-
dustrial interests of the whole country are
perilled by them. Worse than the deadly Upas
of Java, they corrupt the atmosphere around.
The Sumners, Wades, Wilsons, Stevens, Banks,
Boutwell, the New York Tribune, Times, Post,
the Boston Republican press, the Western Radi-
cal press, all have long known the monstrous in-
capacities of Gen. Grant, both mental and moral,,
to hold any civil office whatever. And yet they
are conspiring with unblushing effrontery to
place him in supreme power, first as military
dictator over the South, and then as President
over the whole nation. If historic
parallel to this, it must he the reign of that Ro-
man Emperor who, coming to the throne at fif-
teen, converted his whole palace into a vast
brothel where drunkenness and debauchery
held constant carnival, murdered many of his.
noblest senators and subjects and horribly op-
pressed them all; in mockery, made his horse
first consul of the realm, and finally died an in-
carnate devil at the hands of his outraged peo-
ple, before he was nineteen years old! p. p.
While in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Loui-
siana, Mississippi, North and South Carolina
and Virginia, State Conventions are in session,
largely composed of the late slaves in those
States, to provide and prepare constitutions and
free governments there, the Massachusetts Anti-
Slavery Society held, on Thursday last, its an-
nual meeting in Boston. The constitution of
that ancient and truly honorable association
declares its object to be the abolition of slav-
ery in the United States. There is a rumor
everywhere prevalent, that that most desirable
end is obtained ; and the State conventions al-
luded to above in so many States, would seem
to give strong color to that idea. The venera-
ble Mr. Rip Van Winkle, so renowned and re-,
spected in New York history, fell into a some-
'what similar mistake about American Indepen-
dence and Revolution, by unluckily falling into
a deep sleep of twenty years after a too liberal
imbibing at his sumptuous Dutch dinner. The
cannons of the Revolutionary war did not
arouse him, and so he awoke at last supposing
himself still a loyal subject of his Majesty the
King of Great Britain. And more remarkable
still, if possible, the whole Jewish church is still
waiting their coming Messsiah, while all Chris-
tendom has been celebrating his advent for
more than eighteen centuries and a half.
The Society in question seems to have been a
little lame in its logic as well as its consistency

and history, judging from some of its resolu-
tions. For instance, the first declares :
That while many events at the North and a large
share of the action of Congress may well encourage us,
the sense, manly independence and self-respect of the
colored people of the South, with their courageous asser-
tion and use of their political rights aid singularly
clear comprehension of the nations need and situation,
give us good ground to hope that the real foundations
lor permanent peace and enduring nationality are se-
curely laid.
Probably none doubt the determination of
the party in power to make General Grant the
next President, of whom another resolution
justly declares, as follows :
Resolved, That we have no evidence that Gen. Grant
sympathizes with the radical statesmen of the Republi-
can party, and we regard as utter treason to the nations
peace the heedless, unreasoning and mad idolatry which
would give him the Presidency, while no man is able or
authorized to tell what are his views on the great na-
tional issues.
What kind of foundation for permanent peace
and enduring nationality is there in a Presiden-
tial prospect like this? Womans disfranchise-
ment, the only real slavery now left, the society
refuses to recognize even by resolution.
The newspaper reports tell of only two or
three hundred present at the meeting. This
was perhaps true of only the opening session.
From the mass of women, with their shriv-
elled bodies and brains, we have little to hope
in the regeneration of the race. Philosophers,
physicians, and principals of girls schools
alike testify to the degeneracy of American
women. It is a fact not to be winked out of
sight. We ask our readers to look through
their whole circle of firiends and see if they can
find one mother of a family healthy, vigorous,
happy, high-toned in mind and body. With
varied occupation and a rigid observance of the
laws of. health, their condition might be im-
proved, their pains and sorrows ameliorated,
and life made comparatively happy to the end.
But for a Revolution in the whole life of the
race, for a new and higher type of womanhood,
we must look to the young girls of our day.
If we would change our homes from what
they now are, mere hospitals for the diseased
and dissatisfied, to retreats of joy and rest; our
Wives from fretful invalids to vigorous com-
panions in the world of thought and work ; our
children from whining skeletons to loving, hap-
py angels at our firesides, we must lay the foun-
dation now in the physical education of our
girls. The first step in this work is to make all
women understand that suffering is not in har-
mony with Gods will. That every pain, sor-
row and wrong is in violation of his law. We
have been taught that woman is the special ob-
ject of Gods wrath and ourse ; that the fact of
motherhood, so far from being her highest glory
and exaltation, is her deepest sorrow and hu-
miliation. One can hardly measure the de-
pressing effect of this one false idea forever
pressed on womans soul; out of this ignor-
ance of the science of life come all these absurd
theories of the natural, weakness and disabilities
of woman. Now, how can you give our girls a
sense of guilt when they are sick, or stimulate
them to work for health and happiness, if you
teach them that suffering is theirs by the direct
fiat of heaven, instead of the result of violated
law through generations? Let our girls know
that they have God on their .side ;-that He holds
no special malice towards- the daughters of Eve;
that) by the same law that they have cursed the
race in their weakness, they shall redeem it in
their strength. Teach them if they obey these
laws, they too, will be as free and happy, as full
of health and vigor in their future lives, as the
boys by their side. Take down your fences
everywhere for sex, throw your time-worn
theories to the winds, and let your daughters
feel that they too have a right to the universe;
that their borne is the world and their duties
wherever they find food for thought or work to
Having given the girl the same sense of dig-
nity, of self-respect, of freedom that the boy
has, remove every trammel of dress and cus-
tom that impedes her pursuit of him in every
department of life. Nature intended that boys
and girls should be together in the home, in the
school, in the world of work. The difference
in sex being a difference in mind as well as
body, is a healthy stimulus to every faculty. It
is the isolation of the sexes that breeds all this
sickly sentimentality, these romantic reveries,
these morbid appetites, the listlessness and lassi-
tude of our girls. They need the companion-
ship of hoys to stimulate them to more active
exercise and vigorous thought. But, ones some
one, Nature intended boys and girls for different
spheres and we must educate them differently.
Nature needs none of our help to keep any of
her creatures in their spheres. Our business is
to develop every faculty and power that human
beings possess! If God had intended that wo-
men should dress and move round like churns
on castors, he would have made them without
legs. If he had intended that in walking they
should make no use of arms, but have them
pinioned to their sides with their hands in muffs,
like chickens skewered to roast, he would have
made them without arms like heathen idols.
If he had intended that they should bring
their waists to a circumference of twelve inches,
he would kindly have dispensed with a double
set of vital organs. In providing woman with
brains, vital organs, legs and arms like man, it
is evident that Nature intended to fit her for
similar emergencies in the journey -of life.
Another important step in securing the health
of our girls is an entire change in dress. IT
boys were dressed as girls of twenty are, you
would soon see them losing all pleasure for out-
door games and sports, and moving about in the
same languid manner as girls now do. Some
years ago the cadets at West Point made the
experiment of dressing without suspenders and
tightening the pantaloons around the waist.
After a time they were all affected with an epi-
demic, for which the physician could not ac-
count. After much examination and thought,
it was decided to be the result of the new mode
of dress. They returned to the use of suspen-
ders, and the disease was removed. Shall the
horrid tragedy that has just occurred iu our city,
a young girl dropping dead in the street from
tight lacing, call forth nothing but a passing
comment in our journals ?
We conjure you, fathers, husbands, brothers,
to give this question of womans dress your
serious consideration. Tour ridicule is more
powerful to set women right than reasoning on
this subject, than all the sufferings they endure.
No woman, though she puff like a porpoise
going up-Stairs, will admit her clothes are light.
You may ask your daughter, with her wasp-like
waist, a dozen times a day, if her dress is not
tight, and she will tell you no; and her mother
will tell you that Julias waist always tapered
just so. Do not believe a word of it. Nature
never sent forth such journey work. No
girl was ever bom into the world with her ribs
lipped, and her vital organs all crowded to-
gether. If to propitiate some evil genius, we
must cr*?mp and trammel one sex, let the boys
be the victims hereafter ; it would not be half as
detrimental to the race as is our system to-day.
We know it is hard to remedy any existing
evil, but something must be done in this mat-
ter, for it is not only a question of fashion, but
involves public health and morals. Of all
the tyrants that ever ruled the world, says Mil-
ton, none so cruel, so unrelenting as Custom.
It is nonsense to talk of the minds and
morals of our daughters until their bodies are
made whole. You cannot make a soldier out
of a sick man, said Napoleon. Neither can you
make a saint, a scholar, or a happy, healthy
mother out of a woman whose vital organs are
all out of place.
If for no higher motive than the improve-
ment of the men of our nation, let public
thought be given to the consideration of the
physical education of our girls, to everything
that can exalt, dignify and inspire woman.
Make the women of the nation what they should ''
be, and we shall have done with crotchety
Presidents, dawdling Congressmen, drunken
generals, servile editors, and sickly poets. Re-
member the stream rises no higher than its
source. . e. c. s.
The remarkable mortality among natural or illegiti-
mate children is a topic agitating the Press very largely
jnst now in America, England and France. The system
of boarding them out for slow murder (that is about
what it comes to) is alarmingly on the increase among
the well-to-do in this country and England, as is evi-
denced by the cases that now and then rise to the surface,
and are seen ; while the advertisements of those willing
to take infants to board tell a sure tale of the demand
they propose to supply. In the late debate of Corps^ __
Legislate on the Emperors new Army bill, M.\fcule9
Favre made a tremendous point against the enforced
celibacy of so large a proportion of young Frenchmen,
declaring that it must result in an increase of illegitf
mate births. And the sad condition of such children in
France is shown by tbe fact that in the Department of
the Loire Inferieure the mortality among them is 90 per
cent., and in the Eure-et-Loire 95 per cent. It is impos-
sible for us to shut our eyes to these facts. They tell
a common storythat of extravagance, celibacy, vice,
and consequent degeneration. Where lies the remedy ?
N. T. Times.
In the independence of woman. Give a
man a right over my subsistence, says Alexan-
der Hamilton, and he has a right over my
whole moral being. When the world of work
is open to woman, and it becomes a9 respectable
as it is necessary to happiness tor women of the
higher classes, as well as-others, to have some
regular and profitable employment, then will '
woman take her true position as dictator in the.,
social world.
The common excuse that young men give, in
our higher circles, for not being married is, that
they cannot afford to support a wife. Our idea,
is, that every woman of sound mind and body,
with brains and two hands, is more noble, vir-
tuous and happy in supporting herself. So long
as woman is dependent on man, her relation to
him will be a false one, either in marriage or
out of it; she will despise herself and hate him
whose desires she gratifies for the necessaries of
life ; the children of such unions must needs be
unloved and deserted. When.women have their
own property and business, they will choose and
not be chosen ; they will marry the men they
love, or not at all; and where there is love be-
tween the parents, children will ever find care
and protection. The strongest feeling of a true
womans nature is her love for her child; and

the startling facts in the above extract, multiply-
ing as they are ou every side, warn us that all
things are inverted. Objectors cry out to us
who demand our rights, and the ballot to se-
cure them, Do not unsex yourselves. It is
against this wholesale unsexing we wage our
We are living to-day under a dynasty of force;
the masculine element is everywhere overpow-
ering the feminine, and crushing women and
children alike beneath its feet. Let woman
assert herself in all her native purity, dignity
and strength, and end this wholesale suffering
and murder of helpless children. With centu-
ries of degradation, we have so little of true
womanhood, that the world has but the faintest
glimmering of what a woman is or should be.
Many friends ask if The Devolution is
a fact not only of to-day but of the future. In
answer let me assure them that The Revolu-
tion not only lives to-day, but its permanent
existence is sure, for it draws its financial breath
from Wall street. The Revolution is
based not on an expanding and contracting-
subscription list, but on the bonds of stable
bankers. So send on your $2 for tbe cheapest,
best and most beautiful paper in the world.
We will accept it as a token merely that you
appreciate our literary labors, for every business
man knows that $2 a year cannot cover the cost
of such a paper.
Susan B. Anthony, Proprietor.
We promised our readers a new idea in jour-
Yiala§,m;' and now they have it. On Monday
morning our metropolitans were all agog with
the appearance of six little Irish girls, dressed
in their national colors, quietly marching
through our fashionable streets, selling The
Revolution. To Madame Demorest we are
indebted for the admirable style of the outfit.
This beautiful pageant now to be seen daily in
our streets is but the herald of the good time
coming, when The Revolution will have a
magnificent building, owned by women, with
women in every departmentwriting editorials,
setting type, working the press, cutting, folding
and with little girls selling in every city in
.the Union, young and old alike in comfortable
costume, a happy, healthy class of self-support-
ing, educated, enfranchised citizens.
To our Metropolitan Police.We ask your
special care and protection for the little Irish
girls dressed in their national colors, selling
The Revolution in our streets. This paper
advocates equal work and wages for woman,
eight hours labor, greenbacks and the nation-
ality of Ireland; so let every Irish man and
woman give a helping hand to The Revolu-
tion. .
The Difference.Is it not strange that wo-
men can be Sovereigns in England (Elizabeth
or Victoria; can be Josephine or Eugenie in
France) "but must not be voters in these Repub-'
lican and Christian States? Can sit on thrones
in the Old World, but not on juries even in the
New ? Can sway the sceptre over unmeasured
dominion in Russia, but must not wield a ballot
in America ? And yet history more than war-
rants the bold assertion of Mrs. John Stuait
Mill, that if there be any one function for
which women have shown a decided vocation,
it is that of reigning.
But what are the lessons of history to a na-
tion that has kept women to breed slaves al-
most a hundred years, until the thunders of in-
finite wrath stove down the system, and the
government and union which upheld it to-
gether? A people that knew no difference be-
tween a slave woman (white or black), and the
cow she milked or the mare she drove? and,
worse than all, a people that now is endeavor-
ing (though vainly) to reconstruct its govern-
ment and union on foundations scarcely less
cruel and unjust than before! But The Revo-
lution is begun and Redemption draws nigh.
The New York Times, some time since, in its
Minor Topics, discussed the influence of
marriage on literature, and mentions a num-
ber of examples of great authors who never
married. If the number of examples is to
be taken into consideration, the number of
married literary men will be found far in excess
of the celibates. Shakspeare, Milton, Scott,
Shelley, Southey, Coleridge, Wilson, Byron,
Steele, Carlyle, Mill, Dickens, Thackeray, Bul-
wer, Tennyson, Cooper, Longfellow, Channing,
Jonathan Edwards, Theodore Parker, and many
others, disprove by their example this covert
intimation that wedded life unfits man for lit-
erary pursuits.
In addition the credit which many women
have received from their husbands, for their en-
couragement of literary occupation and am-
bition must not be forgotten. The noble
epitaph written by Carlyle uponhis wifes tomb,
and the eloquent tribute of John Stuart Mill to
the partner of his labors, are striking instances
of this, and both reason and experience would
say that as Disraeli has expressed it, a woman
may be a good wife and the best of critics.
This slur must therefore be deemed worthless,
and the Timess insinuation unworthy of notice.
Sound Views for Congress.The Hon. Wil-
liam Gray, of Boston, President of the Manu-
facturers Convention, delivered, at Worcester,
a masterly exposition of truly American prin-
ciples for the regulation of our Tariff and In-
ternal Revenue. We regret that press of matter
prevents our placing it in the columns of The
Womans Pay.Two thousand dollars is the
highest salary paid any female school teacher
in the United States, and sixteen hundred dol-
lars is the average pay for female principals in
New York public schools. Yet men can easily
earn from two to three thousand dollars in the
same positions, and have little trouble in getting
a situation, though the universal testimony is,
that as teachers they are far inferior to women.
The Board of Education in Cincinnati is of
this opinion, so also is the New York Board,
and so every intelligent school teacher. In the
columns of The Revolution injustice like
this is to be exposed and corrected. Let every
school teacher so wronged be at once a sub-
Cheap Binding for Newspapers. Readers
will see among our advertisements a new style
of binding, admirably suited to the size and style
of The Revolution. To those who wish to
preserve their files it affords a durable and truly
economical way of doing it. It should com-
mence with the volume, but can be used at any
time in the course of it.
Extracts from a private letter dated Boston,
January 11, 1868.
I have just read the first number of The
Revolution, and I cant deny myself the
pleasure of congratulating you on your success.
I heard of the project before it was quite cer-
tain that the funds would be subscribed. I
only wish you may have a pile of greenbacks
which, as George Francis Train truly says, are
the oil that enables all the complicated machin-
ery of civilization to movewithout a proper
supply we are as a mill would be without lubri-
cation. It is scandalous that the American
people, should not, through their public func-
tionaries, furnish their own money at the cost of
doing the business. I hope, then, you have
enough to keep your machinery under full head-
way, for established aristocracies and feudal sys-
tems die hard, and you have a tough and long
fight before you. The readiest means of killing
you will be by contracting your currency. If
you can only reach the hearts, minds and consci-
ences of the people, the great producing masses,
they will sustain you and furnish all the green-
backs you need. But superstition prevails and
has its army ofpriests in church and state, and it
is hard even for the laborers to overcome their
inherited superstitions as to the relations of capi-
tal and labor. It is hard for them to remember
that labor is the creator of capital, and that the
creature should be subordinated to the creator.
It is hard for them to see the simple truth that
no man can be a freeman who has to ask ano-
ther man for the privilege of laboring, and the
use of the necessary tools, and who receives
from another man wages in lieu of the proceeds
of his labor. Whosoever takes away my means
of living takes my life, and whoever or what-
ever controls the laud and the tools, controls
the men who have to live by tbe use of land and
tools. The workers will be, as they always have
been, virtual slaves, until the community owns
the land and the tools and welcomes every man
to the free use of them, and secures and insures
every man exactly what he produces and pre-
vents his acquiring by any jugglery of trade or
finance what others produce. What we want
is rich commonwealths, not rich individuals.
What we want (except as means to the end) is
not eight hours labor, but labor free to all, with
no masters, all serving alike the public, while do-
ing each what he can do best, remembering that
no man can do his best at anything for eight hours
on a stretch. No man can be a man who is con-
fined to one kind of labor, he may be a black-
smith, a carpenter, a mason, a lawyer, doctor or
priest, but never a man. Short sessions is a
vital watchword of the New America. Variety in
occupations is the only cure of the universal in
sanity or onesidedness. What we want is a Holi-
ness to the Lord which is wholeness, proceeding
from spiritual to physical oneness. * * *
Thoughts flow so fast I can hardly write. What I
say may seem incoherent, but it may have some
germs of suggestion, and at all events it is a
greeting and a cordial Godspeed and right-hand
of fellowship to The Revolution.
Oh! how vast is the future. May the infinite
love and wisdom strengthen your hand and up-
hold your spirit.

Sfc* §^V0tuti0w
There are many good minds that might find
an organ in your paper, and give it a tone far
ahead of anything yet. In fact it is already
ahead. May it never be behind its promise!
[We shall be glad to hear again from our
Boston correspondent.Eds.]
The Bevolution.The first issues of The
Revolution will be scattered with liberal hand.
In its columns all the Industries of the country
are to find voice : all honest, earnest workers in
Agriculture, Mining, Manufacturing, Mechanics;
all school teachers, women as well as men ; all
real contributors to the stock of human well-
being, in whatever department ; and all such
are respectfully invited and entreated to co-op-
erate in making our circulation, and, conse-
quently, our usefulness as wide as possible.
Observe ; Ten Subscribers and Twenty Dollars,
entitle the sender to a copy, gratis.
Which is Worst.One of the Japanese now
performing in this country, has a religious vow
to eat a certain amount of red hot coals twice a
week, on Thursday and Sunday. Last Sunday
quite a number of persons assembled to see this
man perform, what, he believed to be his reli-
gious duty. Nowise disconcerted, he quietly
proceeded to cut up some pine wood into con-
venient mouthfuls, put it into the stove, waited
calmly till it was in a proper state of incande-
scence, then took it out piece by piece, and ate
it with much seeining relish.
Not twice a week but every day and every
hotir and minute of the day Christian men, so-
called, not idolaters, are putting a more deadly
fire into their mouths and veins in the shape of
tobacco and intoxicating drinks, than can be
made with all the pine wood in Saginaw. Who
need the missionaries most ?
Miss Brownson Goodrich will give two lec-
tures at Doclworth/s Hall next week, for the benefit of
the Boys Lodging House and the Midnight Mission.
The subject will be The Street Boys of New York
and The Midnight Mission. Miss Goodrich is a
powerful lecturer, and, added to this, the object for
which her lectures are delivered should attract large
and remunerative audiences.
Strange that women should be pressing into
the lecture field, on all subjects, into the world
of art, science, literature, if nature intended
them all for the one mission of housekeepers!
But why does not this woman speak for the
Girls Lodging House which is just established?
The Tribune on Seizures of American Citi-
zens.The Tribune pacifies the public that was
getting somewhat roused on the recent wanton
arrest of an American citizen, thus :
Mr. Train has been released, as everybody supposed
he would be, as soou as the British Government, discov-
ered what sort of a person he was. Efigland is not going
to wantonly interfere with American citizens who re-
spect her laws.
Magnanimous England! Suppose, however,
Mr. Train had not been released, would Mr.
Greeley have stood bail for him as cheerfully as
for Jeff. Davis?
Mb. Mendover, of our State Legislature,
presented a resolution in the House on Wednes-
day last, which proposed to pay $1.50 for every
days attendence of witnesses at court. Here
we suppose the honorable gentleman made no
distinction on account of sex. But it is just
here that one should have been made. Not in
favor of the white male but in favor of wo-
man. For what judge in the United States
would deny that a woman at the box remains
twice as long in telling her story as a man.
Hon. Mr. Mendover, we move that the following
words be annexed: that women be paid fifty
cents extra for every days attendence. Equal
pay for equal work is our motto!
Henry Ward Beecher says of the attacks continually
being made on him: Well, like a drum, I never seem to
be answering the end of my being unless somebody is
bearing me.
We should like to see the somebody that can
beat Henry Ward Beecher. We do not believe
even the Devil on two sticks could do it I
Mott.Died, in Brooklyn, on Sunday last, James
Mott, of Philadelphia, aged 80 years.
JittmwM Jtfpamwjent.
Financial and Commercial.America versus
EuropeCold, like our Cotton, FOR SALE.
Greenbacks for Money. An American System
of Finance. American Products and Labor
Free. Foreign Manufactures Prohibited. Open
doors to Artisans and Immiqrants. Atlantic
and Pacific Oceans for AMERICAN Steam-
ships and Shipping. New York the Financial
Centre of the Would. Wall Street emancipated
from Bank of England, or American Cash for
American BiUs. The Credit Fonder and Credit
Mobilier System, or Capital Mobilized to Re-
suscitate (he 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
en the Brotherhood of Labor. If Congress Vote
One Hundred and Twenty-five Millions for a
Standing Army and Freedman's Bureau for the
Blacks, Cannot they spare One Million fot' the
To our Servants at WashingtonFrom
the People at Home.
Congress has spent another week of the peo-
ples time in squabbling, and not a step has
been taken toward intelligent action on a finan-
cial policy for the country. In the meantime
the capital and enterprise of the nation are lan-
guishing for the want of legitimate wealth-
making employment, because neither capitalist,
merchant, trader or producer can tell what Con-
gress or the Treasury Department may or may
not do to derange the money markets and
through them the prices of all securities, pro-
perty, gold, and other products of American
soil. This stagnation of commercethis in-
action of the money-making machines of the
nationconsequent on the shiftless expediency,
instead of settled principle, which regulates
the movements of Mr. McCulloch and the
Treasury Department, are producing a discon-
tent and feeling of disgust among the people
against Congress, dangerous to the re-election
of the Republican party. No one questions the
necessity for immediate legislative action on a
national financial policy. Why, then, this in-
action on the part of Congress ? Is it not in-
famous ?
If specie payment is ever to be reached, the
first act which Congress ought to pass is what is
known as a Foreign Loan Billthat is to say,
something like that portion of Mr. Shermans
bill to fund the national debt, which authorizes
the issue of bonds payable, principal and in-
terest, in coin in London, Paris, and Frankfort,
bearing interest at the rate of five per cent, per
annum, and payable semi-annually in the legal
currency of those cities, for the purpose of ex- .
changing these 5 per cent, bonds for the 6 per
cent. 5-20 bonds. The discussion in Congress
and throughout the country as to the payment
of the 5-20 bonds in greenbacks has prepared
Europe to m<*ke this exchange on terms exceed-
ingly advantageous to our government.
The 5-20 bonds held by Europe are prac-
tically certified checks for gold coin on the United
Slates payable on demand.'' The amount held by
Europe is estimated at $450,000,000 to $600,-
000,000. Whenever Europe wants specie New
York is the til! from which it is drawn. With
the 5-20 bonds in their present shape in the
hands of Europeans, New York is in point of
fact simply a cash box or gold vault belonging to
Europe, and controlled by the BanJc of England.
Before the rebellion this power of the Bank
of England to drain New York of its specie, ex-
isted through the agency of the Anglo-American
banking firms, to an extent limited in compari-
son with the present, but yet sufficient even
then to make our banks suspend specie pay-
ments, as in the panic of 1857. Before the rebel-
lion the amount of specie in the New York banks
ranged from twenty to forty millions of dollars,
and during the panic of 1857 the exportation of
seven millions of dollars in specie caused 1hem to
suspend. During the financial crisis of 1866 in
London, the action of the Bank of England in
refusing all loans on 5-20 bonds as collaterals,
caused their return to this country for sale to
the extent of about $40,000,000, and the pro-
ceeds thereof were remitted in specie, as may
be seen in the following official report of the
specie exports from the port of New York on
the undernoted dates in 1866 :
May 19, $8,763,295. June 9, $4,220,766. '
26, 9,421,766. 16, 6,055,621.
Jun 2, 6.870,997. 23, 1,409,409.
Total specie drain in six weeks, $36,741,844.
If the New York city banks had resumed
specie payments in May, 1866, the foreign drain
for gold consequent on the sale of European
5-20 bonds returned to this market, would
have caused specie suspension probably on
May 19, and certainly on May 26, in that year.
To talk of resuming specie payments, even if it
were in our power to do .so, while Europe holds
the 5-20 bonds in their present shape, is insanity.
It would be placing the whole banking, finan-
cial, and commercial interests of the country
our specie reserves, our money markets, and
the prices of every marketable security and
propertyat the mercy of the Bank of England.
Seeing that the mischief is done, and that
Europe holds our bonds as a tremendous power
over our financial and commercial interests, the

60 T fftfoiT fUvfllutifltt,
best remedy, under the circumstances, is to turn
the whole of these 5-20 bonds, which are, while
in their present form, strictly American and not
European securities especially adapted for sale
in all American markets, into a form which shall
make them as much as possible an European se-
curity saleable with facility only in European mar-
kets, and to make them as little as possible an
American security saleable with difficulty in the
American markets. United States 5 per cent,
bonds, principal and interest expressed and pay-
able abroad in foreign currency, would accom-
plish this. They would be as difficult to sell
and would have as limited an outlet in this
market, as British consols or French Rentes.
During a season of panic like 1857 or 1866, when
the loanable funds of our banks and money
lenders would be absorbed by American securi-
ties, expressed in Federal currency, and with
market quotations and saleable on the New York
Stock Exchange, these United States bonds in
foreign currency would find their only outlet in
sales to foreign bankers. As these foreign hank-
ers at such seasons have generally enough to do
to take care of themselves, it is plain that the
power of the Bank of England to drain us of our
specie would be lessened to about what it was
before the rebellion. Europe could not have
taken from us $37,000,000 in specie in six weens
as in 1866, if the 5-20 bonds had not been prac-
tically certified checks for gold payable on de-
mand in New York, which United States bonds
in foreign currency would not be.
One of the arguments urged against the pas-
sage of a foreign loan bill is that it would be
against the dignity of a great country like the
United States to make its bonds payable abroad.
We have no wish to disparage the importance
. f>£Jdignity, but dignity, like other com-
modities saleable in the Washington political
market, maybe purchased at too high a cost. In
the peoples view of the case they see more
dignity in Europe holding a five percent, in-
stead of a Six per cent, bond, besides the only
really important point is that there is in this ex-
change less cash to Europe and more cash to
the American people. The Congressional dig-
nity question is too puerile for sny one to en-
tertain. A statesman would laugh at it. Where
was the dignity of the United States govern-
ment, when-its 5-20 six per cent, bonds were
selling at 35 in the London market, while Brit-
ish consols paying 3 per cent, or half the interest
were selling at 90 or nearly three times their
price? The less said by our Congressional
squabbling Solons about dignity the better.
Cash before dignity is what our half em-
ployed, haTd working people want. Whiskey
ring, Treasury Department, currency bureau,
cotton and other thieves can afford to be death
on dignity, but not so the tax-ridden people.
Another argument urged against a foreign
loan bill is, that the agents employed to effect
the change with Europeans will make money or
commissions out of the transaction. They will
of course. Why not? Is not the laborer worthy
of his hire ? The United States cannot expect
bankers to work for nothing, A servant at no
salary, is the most unprofitable of all. What
Congress has to look to is the profit to the peo-
ple of the United States. The Secretary of the
Treasury, in exchanging these bonds and se-
lecting the best times to make the foreign ex-
change operations, must be as a matter of
course, entrusted with the same large discretion
that is granted to the Secretaries of War and
the Navy in making contracts for the purchase
of material of war. provisions and Naval stores.
To fix a rate of exchange as Mr. Shermans bill
does, would be a practical nullity and as ridi-
culous and against the interests of the United
States, as to fix by acts of Congress the prices
that the Secretaries of War and the Navy should
pay for flour, pork, beef, onions, cabbages, po-
tatoes, gunpowder, war material, and Naval
stores. If the people cannot trust a Secretary
in these matters, what, then, is the use of a Sec-
retary ? If they intend to steal the public
money, it can be done as easily with, as without
prices fixed by act of Congress.
Those members of Congress who are infected
with the mania for specie payment will do
well to consider this matter. A foreign loan
bill is the initial step to specie payment. With-
out it, that is to say, with the 5-20 bonds held
by Europe in theirpresentform, the resumption
of specie payments under any conceivable cir-
cumstances, would prove to be in the end a dis-
astrous farce, most injurious to every American
interest. It would prove to be, simply the
handing over of our government, banking and
mercantile credit, to the tender meicies of the
Bank of England for them to exist just so long
as it suited the interest of that Anti-American
Let Congress take up this matter of a foreign
loan bill without delay, mid show the people
something in the shape of intelligent purpose-
like legislation, instead of this everlasting call-
ing of names-and mischievous squabbling. Let
Congress consult its dignity in the Capitol,
before it vapors about dignity in a foreign
loan bill. ^
Talk Among the People in Washington.
The talk is that Wm. E. Robinson, Richelieu" Rob-
inson, -or Sausage" Robinson, of Kings, has hit the
nail on the head ; that Richelieu says Congress and the
Senate are like the two boys under the tree in a thunder-
storm. As the thunder increased and the lightning
flashed, Jim said to Jack, Can you pray ? No," re-
plied Jack. 'Well," remarked Jim, somethings got
to he donequick, too, I tell you." The talk is that
Richelieu dont say whether the Senate is Jim or Jack,
and that he dont mean anything unparliamentary, and
apologises on the spot to all the Senators and all the
Congressmen. The talk is that a Cabinet officer called
that Gen. Grant is drunk half the time, and has been
seen steadying himself on another's arm in Pennsylva-
nia Avenue; that Stanton and Washbume have hum-
bugged him, and that he feels his degradation, and
dont look anybody in the face. The talk is that Stanton
holds on to the War Office under.orders from Seward and
Thurlow Weed ; that the contract jobs of Lord Thurlow
with Stanton during the war won't bear daylight. The
talk is that the Senators and others who requested Stan-
ton not to resign have their Angers in the public purse.
The talk is that nothing can be got through Congress
unless there is some cash in it for somebody j that Gen.
Logan and Hurlburd pull wires for Wall street. The
talk is that Jay Cooke goes in for killing Gen. Grant and
nominating Chase ; that
is a moral man, and liberal to loan agents and national
bank men. The talk is that the people are sick of all
politicians; that they dont see their temperance or
morality in Washington ; that they want a fresh deal
The talk is that the President had better turn out Rol-
lins ; that he is the Head Centre of the Whiskey Ring.
The talk is that Senator Doolittle spoke more common
sense in his great speech than the people have heard for
a long while ; that Nevada Nye is a bag of wind, and
very bad wind at that; that Nye is fit forafive-cent
rum shop, but not for the Senate. The talk is that Sum-
ner is weak in the spine, and has softening of the brain;
that Hooper, of Massachusetts, acted like a big school-
boy in calling Fernando Wood naughty names; that
Fernando had the best of it when he looked at Hooper
and said nothing. The talk is that Johnson means to
that he will fight the Grant Military bill to the last issue;
that he will appeal to the people as a martyr in the cause
of constitutionalism; that the Democrats are backing
him up, and will cheat him at the last. The talk is that
Sitgreaves, of New Jersey, in his Scripture speech about
the Prodigal Son, put his foot in it; that he quoted
it *as one of .SSsop's fables, and that Price, who had a
mother, if not a father, that could vindicate history
and the Scriptures in the sacred cause of humanity,
set Sitgreaves right. The talk is that Williams, of Indi-
ana, had better shut up if he cannot whistle anything
less stale than the Democratic party and the rebellion ;
that Morrill and Wilson had better do something about
the finances, instead of talking around the bush. The
talk is that the National Republican Executive Commit-
tee is organizing a big fight for the campaign in New
Hampshire. The talk is that Mr. Munger. when he
asked Mr. Williams if he meant to call him a dog,
that Williams muttered to himself, Not yet; you are
only a puppy.' Hie taiir is that Congress spends the
peoples time in talking buncombe, calling each other
naughty names, and ventilating spread-eagleism;
and every member is owned by and represents some-
body [which -Tbe Revolution don't believe]. The
talk is that a Military Dictator would be a good thing,
and popular with the people if it cleared out Congress
and the Senate, and let the people have some rest; that
they are sick of party politics, politicians and tax-gath-
erers. The talk if that
with his long locks and graceful sweetness, represents
the Ancient Graces and Moder- Miss Nancies, and that
Susan B. represent? Juno and Minerva and the strong-
minded ; that gentle Tiltou ought to have been a woman
and Susan a manbut that The Revolution" don't
agree with Washington Talk, for Theodore is one of
The Revolutions pet9. The talk is, why did
say nothing about Gen. Grant in bis speech before the
Soldiers' and Sailors' Union ? Does Wilson intend to
dump Grant quietly in the Chickahominy swamps ? If
this is thus, why is it thus ? Is there cold water, if not
cold comfort, in the aforesaid swamps, where Wilson
consigns Grant?
Talk among the Brokers in Wall Street.
The talk in Wall street is about the high times that are
coming; that Congress is not only going to stop contrac-
tion, but is going in for a new dose of inflation; that
everybody who has brains, cash, and a broker, is bound
to make his pile this Spring; that the bears stand no
chance; that they will be rowed up Salt river or dumped
into Philadelphia Johns salt-mine, and pickled there
as food for the bulls. The talk is that
gen. logans stock-jobbing resolution
to inquire into the violation of section 29 of the Na-
tional Currency Act by National Banks in tbe city of New
York," was an invention oi the bears to smash the stock
market; that Hurlburd beaded Gen. Logan off in the in.
terest of the bulls; that ho reported everything lovely
and the goose hanging high in all the New York banks;
that not a blessed New York director ever speculated in
anything. The talk is that Congressional committees and
Wall street are the true Siamese twins; that the question
iSr-what did Gen. Logan make on his short line ? Where
ishisiriend, Gen. Hillyer, and did he go short on the
market ? Die talk is that the bears are going to try it
again in Congress; that they will get McCulloch to tight-
en up the money market; that they will manufacture a
greenback squeeze; or, if that wont smash prices, then
they will
the incendiary bulls that hold up everything sky-high l
The talk is that Henry Clews has got in for a run of good
luok; that he beaded the rise in gold; that he bought
$8,000,000 at 133 to 135; that he sold out at 140 to 142;
that he is now heading the bull movement in stocks;
that he is backed by
and New York Central; that Erie will sell at 100, or par,
before June, and New York Central at 160. The talk is

that the pool in Erie was broken up because Stebbins
and Bloodgood were rigging the Erie market for Drew;
that Drew was rigging it for them; that things did not
work for anybodys boneiitbut Drew's; that Bancker got
disgusted with Drew; that he told him his little game
would not do; that Drew said that ere Erie pool had
better be closed up; that Bancker, Drew, John Steward,
Jr., and everybody else went into buying that 'ere
Erie, as the pool was a-selling of, the speculative
director quiinfcly remarked; that Vanderbilt dived into
Ene heavily, through Clews, and is loaded up with a big
pile; that
if he plays any more tricks in Erie, he will hoist him as
high as he did in Harlem'; and make him build a syna-
gogue for the Jews. The talk is t! at Vanderbilt says
Erie is cheap at 100; that he and Drew intend to run it
up to that price on its merits; that it will be made divi-
dend-paying; that it will be made to connect with the
Boston, Hartford and Eric by a steam-ferry to take the
cars across the Hudson river, sodhat a passenger can go
direct from Boston to St. Louis, and that a bridge will be
built across the Hudson. The talk is that
for 1 per cent., thirty days, on New York Central at 132
and Erie at 75 for account of Vanderbilt; that the Com-
modore authorized Clews to sell puts at these prices for
the whole capital stocks of New York Central and Erie.
The talk is that the bulls have the most gigantic arrange-
ments for loans with National banks, and that nearly all
Congress and the Senate the pool. The talk is that
MoCuIlooh, Jay Coobe and that party are opposed to all
these bull schemes for putting prices up; that they are
for specie payments and smashing things generally; that
they care only for making government bonds worth par
in gold. The talk is that the Vanderbilt party intend to
like New York Central; that they will run it up to 130;
that Michigan Southern will be run up to par; that Pitts-
burg is safe for 110; that the contract with tue Fort
Wayne road will be annulled, and that Pittsburg will pay
better dividends than Michigan Central, The talk is that
Milwaukee and St. Paul preferred is going up to 90; that
the road is earning enough to pay a dividend of 6 per
cent, per annum; that Alton and Terre Haute and Toledo
and Wabash are on hard pan, and are safe for 10 per
cent, advance. The talk is that prime bankers are no
better than they should be; that they turn sharp cor-
ners and are as deep in specu!ations as any Wall street
gambler; that the
intend to pay no dividend next quarter-day; that they
and all their friends are heavily short of the stock; that
Brown Brothers are so mad at the opposition ticket for
ventilating the stock-jobbing and coming the-Collins
linegame over the Pacific mail, that they are going to
run down the price of the stock to ruin them; that
was so sivage at The Revolution that he threatened
to sue out an injunction against it in the United States
courts as a British subject; that if Brown Brothers did
have their little game with the auctioneers, Haggerty
& Co., respecting the merchandize on which Amory,
Leeds & Co. obtained a cash advance shortly very shortly
before their disastrous failure, and with the Thomp-
sonville Carpet Company; that if the prime banking
firm did make a good thing out of the Collins line,
Cumberland coal, the Novelty Iron Works and Pacific
maii, what does it matter to The Revolution ? The
talk is that
and not browu, when 1837 and the Bank of England
were whispered in his ear. The talk is, why dont Brown
Brothers lend the Novelty Iron Works $500,000, instead
of borrowing it from the Pacific Mail Company ? The
talk is that as Brown Brothers sell $3,000,000 per week of
their 60 days sight bills, what do they do with the $27,-
000,000 of American cash they get for them ? Why dont
they let the
have $500,000 out of it ? The talk is that the Peruvian
government and
have been makfng their little game on Leavitt & Co.
to the tune of a little item of $500,000 iu gold. The talk
is that Dabney, Morgan & Co., as agents of the Peruvian
government, sold these bonds; that they raised money
on them from first-class parties in this city; that Dab-
v Involution.
ney, Morgan & Co. said the bonds were all right when
they were selling them; that they say they are all wrong
when the holders come for payment of the interest; that
they repudiate the bonds they sold to these parlies, and.
all responsibility for the transaction; that they instruct
their counsel to plead that our courts have, no jurisdic-
tion over them or the money of the Peruvian government
in their bands. The talk is that bankers, like other men
the law compels them, had better be let alone, and for-
.eign government bonds too. The talk is that Canton is
of the season; that Baltimoreans are buying it right and
left; that they have got on sellers* options half the capi-
tal stock; that they hold regular about 30,001) shares, and.
that they can do what they please with it. The talk is
that the Quicksilver party is trying lo get up a short in-
terest in the stock, and that they dont succeed much.
The talk is that Western Union hangs fire, and that noth-
ing will be done till John Morrissey comes from Wash-
ington. The talk is that
by the daily washing done by Bookstaver, Thayer &
Poleston and Raymond; that the meeting of the Express
companies managers at the Astor House is consulting on
the best method of sticking the public with their stocks;
that it is their intention to declare a dtvidend of 3 per
cent, out of capital, and not earrings, to make things
pleasant and fire the public mind and heart. The talk is
hat the friends of
are quietly selling at every chance. The talk is that Fi6k
& Hatch have led the
in its bull movement since January 1st; that they have
put all their customers into government bonds before
the recent rise; that it has proven te be a big csrd for
them; that Fisk says government bonds have not yet
begun to rise; that the whole list is going up higher than
ever; that money is going to be cheap and government
credit high; that the
are going off like hot cakes and that the people like
them. The talk is that
of the Union Pacific Railroad bonds, is going ahead,
selling them to all his customers; that he means to push
the trade and get up to Fisk & Hatch in his amounts, if
he con. The talk is that Clews, after he gets through
with New York Central and Erie, is going to organize a
pool for a corner in the 5-20 bonds of 1862; that he says
he can manage it easily and that there is a clean 5 per
cent, on $20,000,000 in it. The talk is that
Tracey Arnolds bull movement in mining stocks : that
De Comeau and Phil Bruns have gone short on Erie and
New York Central ; that De Comeau told Phil Bruns that
he did not believe Commodore Vanderbilt and Drew
amounted to much, that he had licked the mining board
and was not afraid of any Commodore or any Drew ;
that Phil Br.uns says De Comeau is first, rate on Quartz
Hill and Gregory, but he dont think so much of him
in Erie Mid New York Central; that selling Erie at 72
and buying it at 77, and selling New York Central at 121,
and buying it at 132, takes a deal of loose cash,
that he believes with Drew in Harlem ; that the whole
thing is a a conspiracy to swindle. The talk is that
the two Ojibbeway Chiefs, Boston John and
Philadelphia John having smoked the pipe of
peace, are on the warpath against De Coraeau; that
John Pondir says John Leighton is a better man than
ever, although he has lost all his cash, that he will go in
with him and cook up something that will astonish
the mining board, and pickle Phil Brunsand De Comeau.
That a grand movement in mining stooks will soon be
made ; that the news from the mines is good, and that
the bears had better look out. The talk is that
and that he says there will he a 6 per cent, profit in it on
the next turn, that it is on hard pan now, that Exchange
is stiffening, that no bonds can be shipped to Europe,
and that specie must soon be shipped to pay for our im-
ports. The talk is that
for 60,000 shares on North West Common at 60 for 1 per
cent, thirty days- from January 11; that he engaged to
do nothing in the stock till the calls run out, that he did
not engage not to sell more puts ;tbathesold puts
on 40,000 t hares at 6u for percent.; that the first
party got mad at this and sold out the stock they had
bought against the puts and that this muddle will keep
North West Common where it is untilFebruary 11. The
talk is that the
among the clique operators, that The Revolution
lets the public know too much and spoils their little
game. The talk is that the
to the open board, that the open board has got every-
thing they asked for and more too irom the old board ;
that the old fogies Baylis and Cutting have injured the
business of the old board, and that the wide-awake
members are disgusted with them. The talk is that
Baylis and Cutting, alter blustering and bullying the
open board, should not have caved in and begged the
open board to name their own terms, that it is a humili-
ation they ought to have avoided ; that Baylis and Cut-
ting are old and used up, and had better retire from
business. The talk is that Lockwood & Co. have brought
and that tbA boa*d will ask them to come back again ;
that Lockwood & Co. dont care whether they have a seat
in the old board or not; that only one-tenth part of their
business last year was done in the old board, and that
their seat there dont amount to much anyhow. The
fcatk is that The Revolution's notice of Lockwood &
Co., and J. P. Robinsons account last week caused a
rush of women there; that they wanted to see Mr. Le
Grand Lockwood or Benedict before they went to
Europe; that they wanted to make $12,900 in Cleveland
and Toledo from January to June ; that Le Grand told
them that J. B. Robinson was
benedicts little game;
that B. preferred that name to his own ; that if he did
Hobart-ise J. P. Robinsons account it was nobody elses
business ; that he could not Hobart-ise any more women
that he was not going to Europe; that Hobart was a
very soft fellow, and ought to have known better than to
expect B. to keep him posted. The talk is that the
Times and Tribune djnt make much headway puffing
that the new bonds are issued by Parson Brown.'ows
orders, to be sold just as long as the New York market
will take them ; that their legality is doubtful; that the
State has hypothecated a large amount with parties in
Tennessee acting with firms in New York ; that the New
. York firms dont like, the look of things, and are trying
to get out; that capitalists dont bite at the Parsons
bonds; that when they want their advances back,
in which they find great difficulty, that then they
intend to enter into a vigorous bear campaign against
them ; that they will then tell all the truth about Parson
Brownlow and these new State bonds, and that these de-
velopments will knock the piicc from 60 down to 40.
The talk is that the
too much, and that if it dont take care it will burst up
young Jamie Bennett; that $9,000 per week Is a heavy
price to pay for the amusement of an evening paper, and
that old Bennett says that Jamies little game must be
stopped. The talk is that
that the Irish girls with green above the red are a
bloody attempt to npset the b--d Britishers ; that
Brown Brothers and other British subjects swear they
will sell no more hills and take no more American cash
if The Revolution and the Irish girls go on ; that
American commerce cant do without Browns bills, and
Brown can do without American cash ; that Pacific Mail
and the Novelty Iron Works are good enough for Brit-
ish subjects, and that they will get out an injunction on
The Revolution and the Irish girls as easily as they
got it on Hartson, Butterfield, and the other ruffians
that wanted to vote on their cwu stock, and take Pacific
Mail from British subjects and give it to American
is easy at 4 to 5 per cent, on governments, aod 5 to 6
per cent, on stock collaterals. First class business
notes are discounted at 6>£ to 7 per cent., and exceptions
at 6 per cent. The plethora of loanable funds accumu-
lating in New York is so excess of any possible
legitimate outlet during the existing prostration of trade

throughout the country, that higher prices for govern-
ment bonds and all marketable securities must follow as
a natural result, and probably a season of the highest
speculative excitement with euddeu and violent fluoctn-
atione in the stock market greater thau Wall street has
witnessed since 18!:3-f4.
The following statement shows the condition of the
Hew York city banks this week and last:
Jin. 18.
Loans, $256,033,928.
Specie, 23,191,867.
Circulation, 31,071,066.
Deposits, 205,888,143.
Legal tenders, 60,155,241.
Jan. 25.
$253,392,170. Inc. $2,385,173
25,107,800. Inc. 1,914,933
34,082762,. Inc. 11,756
210,093,084. Inc. 4,204,041
67,154,161. Xuc. 008,920
is firm, and tbc heavy operators are buying in. expecta-
tion of a rise to 145 at no distant date, Foreign ex-
change is in short supply, and bankers are uot anxious to
sell under the specie shipping point. The advices from
the South are not favorable to shipments of cotton, as
those who can hold will not sell at present prices, ex-
pecting to realize much higher. The South has no capi-
tal to plant cotton, and the next crop promises to be
very small. Tbe increase of specie in the bank vaults to
$25,600,000, the largest amount held since 1862, has had
no effect in weakening the gold market, as specie exports
are looked J'or at an early date. The fluctuations in the
gold market lor this week were as follows :
Opening. Highest. Lowest. Closing.
Saturday, 18, 138% 138% 138% 138%
Monday, 20, 139% 139% 138% 136%
Tuesday, 21, 139 139% 138% 139%
Wednesday, 22, 139 133% 139 139%
Thursday, 23, 139% 140% 139% 140%
Friday, 24, 140 140% 140 140%
Saturday, 24, 140 140% 139% 139%
use for the surplus in loans. Henry Clews & Co. are ap-
pointed special agents for the sale of Union Pacific first
mortgage Railroad Bonds, bearing 6 per cent, interest
and principal payable in gold. These bonds are sold at
90 in currency, and they are a first lien on the Union
Pacific Railroad prior to that of government. The
Treasury Department will sell no more gold interest
bonds, and, as the only means of obtaining them is to
buy 7-30s and convert them, some influential operators
are buying all the round sums of 7-3(s that- are offered,
in expectation of a considerable advance in their prices.
Messrs. Fisk & Hatch, 5 Nassau street, report the
following quotations:
United States 6s, 1881 Regst, 111% to 112; U. S.Coupon,
111% to 112; U. S. 5-2 0 Registered, 108% to 108%; U. S.
Coupon, 1862,111% to 111%; U. S. Coupon, 1864, 109%
to 109% ; U. S. Coupon, 1865, 110 to 110% ; U. S. Coupon,
new, 1865, 108% to 108% ; U. S. Coupon, 1807, 108% to
108%; U. S. 10-40 Registered, 10% to 104%; U. S. 10-40
Coupon, 104% to 104%; U. S. 7-80 Coupon, 108% to 108%;
U. S. 7-30 3d Coupon, 108% to 108%.
forthewe8k were $1,503,334 against $1,541,912, $1,636,-
539 $1,158,836 and $1,056,197 for the preceding weeks.
The imports of merchandise for the week are $2,514,435
against $3,586,491, $3,456,063, $3,096,645 and $2,458,493
for the preceding weeks. The exports* exclusive of
specie are $3,678,601 against $3,912,546 $2,500,234, $2,-
514,442 and$2,607,233 for the preceding weeks. The ex-
ports of specie are $1,069,3 30 agaiust $373,531 $2,940,761,
$2,787,143 and $3,226,677 for tbe preceding weeks.
We offer The Commonwealth for the current year as
is dull but firm, and there are lew commercial bills on
market. Prime bankers are not anxious to sell at tbe
quotations, 109% to 109% for 60 days sterling, and francs
on Paris at 5.16% to 5.15.
is excited and buoyant. The market was Jed in its up-
ward turn by Nsw York Central, which advanced to 133.
The Erie pool was broken up, and the pool stock was
- sold and bought by Vanderbilt, Drew, Bancker, Steward,
Jr.r&nd others. The price jumped from 74% to 77 on
Saturday, and it is likely will be run to 85 on this turn.
The leading stocks are all strong, excepting North West
common and preferred, which are ) eld down till the
puts lor 100,000 shares expire on February 11th. The
steamship companies shares, Pacific mail and Atlantic
mail show symptoms of a movement in them, but
whether upwards or downwards is an open question. It
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The remaining ten miles will be finished as soon as
the weather permits the road-bed to be sufficiently
packed to receive the rails. The work continues to be
pushed forward in the rock cuttings on the western
slope with unabated energy, and a much larger force
will he employed during the current year than ever
before. The prospect that the whole
The means provided for t j construction of this Grca
National Work are ample. .The United States grants its
Six Per Cent. Bonds at the rate of from $16,000 to $48,000
per mile, for which it takes a second lien as a security, and
receives payment to a large if not to the full extent of its
claim in services. These Bonds are issued as each twenty
mile section is finished, and after it has been examined by
United States Commissioners and pronounced to be in all
respects a first-class road, thoroughly supplied with depots,
repair-shops, stations, and all the necessary rolling stock
and other equipments.
The United States also makes-a donation of 12,800 acres
of land to the mile, which will be a source of large revenue
to the Company. Much of this land in the Platte Valley
is among the most fertile in the world, and other large
portions are covered with heavy pine forests and abound
in coal of the best quality.
The Company is also authorized to issue its own First
Mortgage Bonds to an amount equal to the issue of the
Government mid no more. Hon. E. D. Morgan and Hon.
Oakes Ames are Trustees for the Bondholders, mid de-
liver the Bonds to the Company only as the work pro-
gresses, so that they always represent an actual and pro-
ductive value.
The authorized capital of the Company is $100,000,000,
of which over $5,000,000 have been paid onihe work al-
ready done.
At present, the profits of the Company are derived only
from its local traffic, but this is already much more than
sufficient to pay the interest on all the Bonds the Company
can issue, if not another mile were built. It is not
doubted that when the road is completed the through
traffic of the only line connecting the Atlantic and pacific
States will he large beyond precedent, and, as there will
be no competition, it can always be done at profitable
It will be noticed that the Union Pacific Railroad is, in
fact, a Government work, built under the supervision of
Government officers, and to a large extent with Govern-
ir ent money, and that its b onds are issued under Govern-
ment direction. It is believed that no similar security is
so carefully guarded, mid certainly no. other is based upon
a larger or more valuable property. As the Companys
are offered for the present at 90 CENTS ON THE DOL-
LAR, they are the cheapest security in the market, being
more than 15 per cent, lower than U. S. Stock. They pay
or over NINE PER CENT, upon the investment, and have
thirty years to run before maturity. Subscriptions will be
received in New York at the Company's Office, No. 20
Nassau street, and by
Continental National Bank, No. 7 Nassau street,
Clabk, Dodge & Go, Bankers, 51 Wall street,
John J. Cisco & Son, Bankers, No. 33 Wall street,
and by the Companys advertised Agents throughout the
United States. Remittances should be made in drafts
or other funds par in New York, and the bonds will be
sent free of charge by return express. Parties subscrib-
ing through local agents will look to them for their safe
A NEW PAMPHLET AND MAP, showing the Progress
of the Work, Resources for Construction, and value of
Bonds, may he obtained at the Companys Office or of its
advertised agents, or will he sent free on application.
JOHN J. CISCO, Treasurer,
New York,
-Are continually receiving direct from the Chinese and
Japanese factors, fresh importations of the choicest
flavored Teas. During the past few months th Company
have received two entire cargoes, one of which was THE
and of the finest quality.
Parties getting their Teas from us may confidently
rely upon getting them pure and fresh, as they come
direct from the Custom House stores to our warehouses.
The Company continues to sell at the following prices:
OOLONG (Black), 60, 70, 80,90c., best $1 per lb.
MIXED (Green and Black,) 60, 70, 80, 90, best $1 per lb.
ENGLISH BREAKFAST, 60, 70, 80, 90, $1, $1 10, best
$1 20 per lb. s
IMHERIAL (Green), 60, 70, 80, 90, $1, $1 10, best $1 25
per lb.
YOUNG HYSON, (Green), 60, 70, 80, 90, $1, $1 10, best
$1 25 per lb.
UNCOLORED JAPAN, $1, $1 10, best $1 25 per lb.
GUNPOWDER, $1 25, best $1 50 per lb.
GROUND COFFEE, 20c., 25e., 30c., 35c., best 40c. per
lb. Hotels, Saloons, Boarding House Keepers, and
Families who use large quantities of Coffee, can econo-
mise in that article by using our FRENCH BREAKFAST
and DINNER COFFEE, which we sell at the low price of
30c. per lb., and warranted to give perfect satisfaction.
Consumers save 5 to 8 profits of middle-meD or about
ONE DOLLAR per pound, by purchasing their Teas of
Corner Church Street;
Corner of Bleecker Street;
N. comer 34th Street;
Bet. Hudson and Greenwich Streets;
Comer Concord Street;
of the celebrated
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November 23,1867*

fUMhttiow. ,
The following are among the first one hundred special
copartners ot tlie 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. U. P. R. R.
James H. Bowen, [Prest* 3rd National Bank, Chicago.]
George SI. Pullman.
George L. Dunlap, (Superintendent N. W. R. R.]
John A. Dix, [President D. P. R. R ]
William U. Guion, [Credit Mobilier.)
William H. Macy, [President Leather Manf. Bank.]
Charles A. Lombard, [Credit Mobilier) Director U. P. R. R.
Oakes Ames, M. C., (Cicdit Mobilier.]
John M. S. Williams, (Director Credit Mobilier.]
John J. Cisco, [Treasurer U. P- Ft. B.]
H. Clews
William P. Furaiss.
Cyrus H. McCormick, [Director U. P. R. R.J
Hon. Simon Cameron.
John A. Griswold, M. C., [President Troy City National
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-
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 Foncier grounds. Is it not the geographical
centre of this nation ? Ninety-six miles due west from
Omaha, the new Chicago; ninety-six miles from the
Kansas border on the south ; ninety-six miles from the
Dacotah line on the north, Columbus is situated on the
upper bottom, at the junction of the Platte and the Loup
Fork, and is surrounded by ike finest agricultural lands in
the world.
The Credit Foncier lands extend from the railway
station across the railway, and enclose the Loup Fork
Bridge; the county road to the Pawnee settlement run-
ning directly through the domain. As the railway sys-
tem .expands, Columbus will naturally be the railway
centre of the Sioux City, Nebraska City and Nemaha Val-
ley Railroads.
The Union Pacific Railroad Company were rot slow to
see that Columbus was the natural point for an im-
portant station. The Credit Mobilier owns lands near
the city, ana 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
larra 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 nave 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 683 acres at Columbus, di-
vided ioto 80ft. streets and 20ft. alleys.
These important reservations are made : Two ten-acre
parks ; one ten-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
mid Baptist and ten acres to the State for the new Capitol
Deducting these national, educational and religious
donations, the Credit Foncier has over 3,000 lots (44x115)
remaining, 1,600 of which they offer for sale, reserving
the alternate lots for improvements.
The cities along the line of
Omaha already Sixteen Thousand People.
Columbus the next important agricultural city on
the way to CheyeDne.
A Fifty Dollar Lot may prove a Five Thousand Dollar
PARIS lo PEKIN in Thirty Days, Two Ocean Ferry-
Boats and a Continental Railway. Passengers for China
this way /
The Rocky Mountain excursion parties of statesmen
and capitalists (two thousand miles westward without
break of gauge) pronounce the Pacific Railroad a great
fact; the. Credit Mobilier (its contractors), a national
'-) reality ; the Credit Foncier (owning cities along the line),
ap American institution.
The grandest national work of any age, is the Union
Pacific Railroad. Under its present Napoleonic leader-
ship, in 18^0 the road will be finished to San Francisco.
Five nuudred 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 be;n constructed joins you
with the Pacific. Here is the time-table
New York to Chicago (dra ing-room car all
the way, without change)................38 hours.
Chicago to Omaha, without change (Pull-
man's sleeping palaces)......................24
Omaha to Cheyenfie, or summit of Rocky
Mountains, (Union Pacific Railroad)......28
Say four days from New York to the Rocky Mountains.
Two thousand two hundred miles without a change of
gauge or car, or the removal of your carpet bag and
shawl f rom your state-room.
The Credit Foncier of America owns the capitol addi-
tion to Columbus,probably the future capitoi of Ne-
braska. What is the Credit Foncier ? Ask the first mil-
lionaire you meet, and the chances are he will tell you
that he was one ot the one hundred original thousand
dollar subscribers. No other such special copartnership
ol wealthy men exists on this continent. (A list of these
distinguished names can be seen at the Companys
Where is Columbus? Ask the two hundred Union
Pacific Railroad excursionists who encamped there on
First.It is worth fifty dollars to a young man to be
associated with such a powerful Company.
Second.By buying in Columbus, you purchase the
preference right to be interested in tbe next town
mapped out by the Credit Foncier; and, as we dig
through the mountains, that town may be a gold mine.
Third.Owning M00 feet of land 1,700 miles off by
rail, extends ones geographical knowledge, and suggests
that Massachusetts, South Carolina and Virginia do not
compose the entire American Republic.
When this 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
The object of the Credit Foncier in selling alternate
lots at such a low figure, is to open up the boundless
resources along the line of tbe Union Paoifie Railroad to
the young men of the East. Landed proprietsrsliip
gives a man self-reliance, and may stimulate the em-
employee to become employer. Fifty dollars invested
ten years ago in Chicago or Omaha, produces many
thousand now.
As this allotment of 1,500 shares is distributed through
New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington,
Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Lonis, early application
should be made by remitting a check to the Companys
bankers, Messrs. John J. Cisco & Son, 33 Wall street,
when yon will receive a deed tor the property.
To save the lot-owner the trouble cf writing, tire 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 foot of the mountains, four hundred
miles west of Columbus, is but six months old, and has
three thousand people. Lots there selling for three thou-
sand dollars.
Most of the Directors of the Union Pacific Railroad,
and the Directors and Subscribers of the Credit Mobilier,
are the Shareholders of the Credit Foncier of America.
Call at the office and examine the papers.
Most respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
Office of the Company, 2 Nassa Street, New York
and give especial attention to the conversion of
Holders of the Sixes of 1881, and Five-twenty Bonds
oi 186?, and May 1, 1865, may now realize a liberal differ-
ence by exchanging them for the n We are prepared to make these exchanges upon the most
favorable terms.
Deposits received and collections made.
/ FISK & HATCH, No. 5 Nassau street.

419, 421 BROADWAY, N. Y.,
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For a Daughter or Son an ENDOWRY POLICY is the
most desirable, as it is payable at marriage or other speci-
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For ones own self the best New Year treat is a
RETURN ENDOWMENT POLICY, which is issued only
by this Company; it gives the person a certain sum if he
lives to a specified time, or to his heirs if he decease be
fore, with tbe return of the Endowment Premiums wi
interest. It therefore truly combines all the advant
of Insurance and a Savings Bank, which has not b
been done.

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and keep on hand a full supply of
and execute orders for purchase and sale of
We have added to our office a Retail Department, for
the accommodation of the public demand for investmen
in and exchanges of Government Securities, the pur.
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Full Text
Slit gUthriutimt.
Lord Ashley in 1842 reported 5,000women workiDg like
brutes in the English mines. And in Disraelis Sibyl
'isa. terrible picture of the physical labor of the women,
who worked naked in the coal pits. The greatest walk*
ors in the world are the English women, and it is a
shame that our own women do not take more exercise in
the open air; perhaps they will after the 5th of November,
when they go out to vote. The Maid of Saragossa and
the Maid of Orleans are instances of great physical
labor as well as heroism. The nurses of the Union
army bore the terrible fatigues of the campaign, and the
hardships of the camp, with as brave hearts and un-
dying wills as the hero of the battle-field. The war in
the South was a war of women. Every family had its
Joan of Arc and Florence Nightingale, and 1 saw the
Catholio Sisters of Charity, like white capped angels of
mercy, hovering over the death-bed of the soldier, in all
the camps of the Crimea. Away, then, with the argument
that women are not men's equal in endurance.
* * * *
Miss Anthony says woman having no ballot, no voice,
no legal position in society, fehe must accept what so-
ciety offers. German, Irish, all nations are courted by
legislators. Why? Because they have votes. The
cards of society are packed against woman. The dice
are all loaded. Man-traps and spring-guns meet her on
all sides. When I was tried for manslaughter in Eng-
land, international law gave me six Americans on the
jury. But woman is not allowed to be tried by her
peers. Men who wish to put negroes into power are
her judges. Carry negro suffrage and we shall see some
white woman in a case of negro rape being tried by
twelve negro jurymen. Black men are emancipated,
white women are still enslaved. Black slaves once, le-
gally, had no power. Their masters were supreme.
Now black freedmen have the ballot, and are opposed
to woman suffrage, what chance has woman ? Ignor-
ance will not vote for intelligence, vice will not vote for
virtue, ugliness will not vote for beauty. Our women are
where the blacks were, in the hands of lord and master.
Is there not manhood enough, generosity enough, chiv-
alry enough, gallantry enough to give your mothers and
daughters a vote, and set woman at liberty ?
One of the rotten monarchical inheritances entailed
from England was that of shutting women out of Har-
vard and Yale, and the colleges of the land. Why are
tailors sneered at ? Because they sit down and sew with
a goose. I am not referring to Andrew Johnson. Why
are not more schoolmasters and professors elected to
high office ? Because they are degraded by association
with schoolmarms, who only receive half the wages for
doing the same work.
This placing negroes over white women is played out.
Give all the negroes votes, and when the woman suffrage
idea is more advanced, the fair women ot Fifth avenue,
the Mrs. Brooks, Belmonts, Frcmonts, Barlows, Fanny
Ferns, Gail Hamiltons, Maria Childs, Lucretia Motts of
the land will have to petition their boot blacks, barbers,
porters, waiters and coachmeu for the high-toned priv-
ildge of casting a ballot. *
From the Bound Table.
Miss Susan B. Anthony has made the most delightful
addition to our weekly literature that it has ever been
our fortune to record. The Revolution, a very
handsome little sixteen-page paper, must entirely su-
persede the imagined necessity for an American JPunek.
At any rate, keen, caustic, brimming with the exuber-
ant energy and smartness of the little circle who preside
over its destiniesentirely unfettered, moreover, with
anything like reserve or deference to precedent or expe-
diency or conventional restraints of any sort from be-
ginning to end ; from the prospectus, evidently inspired,
if not written, by Mr. George Francis Train, to the ad-
vertisement on the last page of that enterprising gen-
tleman's Credit Foneier of Americano more irre-
sistibly tunny and wildly hilarious reading has ever been
laid upon our table, so that we have little doubt of its
redeeming its promise and becoming the Great Organ
of the Age. The editors, we ought to have said before,
are Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and that shadowy per-
sonage who always suggests the idea that these Quixotic
ladies have availed themselves of Peter Schlemihls loss
Mr. Parker Pillsbury. We know of no way in which
the annual investment of two dollars could bring a more
bountiful return in fun than in subscribing to The
After all the cross-grained belaboring, tbe
Sneers, the ridicule, the envy, the malice, heaped
on us from spiteful editors, and the terrible
letting-alone by those who could think of noth-
ing sufficiently severe to say, a notice like this
from the Round liable, so hearty, so apprecia-
tive, is indeed refreshing to our editorial soul.
But, friend, have you ever seen our white
male editor, that you call him a shadowy per-
sonage ? Do you not know thifc he is a great
burly fellow from the-White Mountains of New
Hampshire ? that he has been forging abolition
thunder thirty years, and that of all men in the
country he is second only to B-ev. George B.
Cheever in powers of denunciation? If you
should once see his great head, with his coarse
black hair standing out like the quills of the
fretful porcupine, and his great eyes that look
as if he had peered beyond the endless future,
you would know at once that we would redeem
our promise, and become the Great Organ of
the Age.
From the N. Y, Sunday Atlas.
New Paper.The Revolution has commenced
to revolve, with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Parker Pills-
bury at the wh( el. The initial number smacks very
strongly of Train. Its purpose is the extension of polit-
ical rights to women. Their exclusion from the elective
franchise cannot be defended on principle, and when-
ever a majority of them choose to vote they will vote,
just as they do everything else they are determined to.
The N. Y. Atlas, like a Christian philosopher,
accepts the situation.
From the Kentucky Statesman.
The Revolution has come. Not. dear reader, the
overturning of governments, the pulling down of the
temple of liberty, aud the destruction of things in gen-
eral ; oh no! but the paper named The Revolution,
published in New York City, by Susan B. Anthony, pro-
prietor and manager, and edited by Elizabeth Cady Stan-
ton and Parker PiUsbury. It is devoted very much in-
deed to the advocacy of womans right to everything, es-
pecially to the right of voting andholding office and mak-
ing political speeches. Now, husbands, all of you who
are alraid that your wives and daughters will want you
to expend two dollars in subscribing for this advocate of
woman's rights, had better not read them this notice.
Yes, Kentucky, we do mean to devote our-
selves very much indeed to womans right to
do everything her hands find to do. But under
the new dynasty we shall not ask husbands or
lovers for two dollars to take The Revolu-
tion, but go to work and earn it ourselves. If
these stupid men could only see the point, they
would give woman the ballot to-morrow. In
helping us to circulate our paper, you will help
to circulate better blood in the brains of the
men of the next generation. Yes, you are right;
ours is not a Revolution-to destroy, but to build
up the true family, the church, the state, a tem-
ple of liberty on the stable foundations of
Equal rights to all.
From the Northampton (Mass.) Free Press.
The Revolution.New York has a Revolution
nay more, The Revolution. Susan B. Anthony has
the job on her hands of keeping it rolling, Elizabeth Cady
Stanton and Parker PUlebury write it up, and George
Francis Train, whom the bloody Hinglish have in
limbo as a Fenian just now, is one of the chief inflaters
of the gas bag. It goes in heavy for female suffrage, the
abolition of standing armies and party despotisms, a
penny ocean postage and stacks of greenbacks for mon-
ey. When they get all these, which naturally they wont
get for some scores of years yet, we suppose they will
find out some other reforms that are needed. But they
have good courage, and The Revolution will be spicy
and readable. Published at New York, at two dollars
per year.
John Bull thought the Revolution of 76 was
a gas bag, but when it exploded and blew tbe
red-coats into the sea, he found to his surprise
it was a hundred-pounder. But our Revolu-
tion is to be one of life, not deathto usher
in the golden age of free men, free speech, free
press and free trade, and without waiting scores
of years either, especially if New England ed-
itors will do then: dAty*
From the Webster (Mass.).Ernes.
The Revolution.We have received the first num-
ber of this new organ of female suffrage, published in
New York, by Susan B. Anthony, proprietor and mana-
ger. Its editors are Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Par-
ker Pillsbury. The two women are the chief cooks, and
Pillsbury picks up the scraps. But there is talent con-
nected with this scheme and they will make themselves
heard. It contains too much Geo. Francis Train to be
Train is one of the healthiest men we know,
large, handsome, vigorous, without a personal
vice. In this age of disease, sham, and crime,
shall we not rejoice in the companionship of
every man, whatever his idiosyncracies may be,
who neither smokes, chewe, snuffs (except the
British lion afar), drinks whiskey, gormandizes,
or gambles; who neither lies, cheats, swears, or
takes advantage of the bankrupt act; who works
like a hero when well, and lies away in a cold
pack under the thumb of Dr. Kuczkowski when
sick, eschewing alike drugs and the lancet ? Oh!
no! we cannot drop Train. On the contrary, we
advise all our female friends to drop these flab-
by, sickly, wizened, dyspeptic, wine-bibbing, to-
bacco-chewing men, who use cloves, pepper-
mint drops, cammomile flowers, etc., to conceal
their offensive breath when they come into our
From the Biughampton (N. Y.) Standard.
The Revolution is the title of a new paper, the
first Dumber of which has just been issued. Miss An-
thony is proprietor, and Mrs. Stauton and Mr. Pills
bury are the editors. The paper advocates educated suf
frage, regardless of color or sex, woman's rights, tem-
perance, free education, and a variety of other ideas,
some practical and some chimerical.
Ye s, sir, you are right; we have one chimer-
ical1 ideagiving our readers such a neat, spicy,
beautiful paper for two dollars a year.
From tbe Rochester Evening Express.
The Revolution.Wc have received a copy of
The Revolution, the new paper published by ftbrs,,
Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Train. It is handsomely
printed, spicily edited, and will doubtless accomplish
the first necessity of every new journalthat of making
a sensation. It has enough of Train in it for that, but
besides his bombast, The Revolution has a report
of a speech by Lucy Stone, together with able and care-
ful articles by Mrs. Stanton, Miss Anthony and others,
which will probably achieve the higher .result of arous-
ing public attention to the cause it advocates and in
making converts to its principles. We have too much of
the old prejudice against Nazareth to expect any good
from Train; but if any one believes it possible to har-
ness and control that immense amount of energy, steam
and gas, and make it do good work in the cause of a
moral reform, he or she is perfectly welcome to the
trial, and we shall watch the result with interest.
The Revolution is edited by Mrs. Elzizahetb 0.
Stanton, and Parker Pillsbury, and is published by
Susan .B. Anthony 37 Park Row, New York, at two dol-
lars per year.
Susan B. Anthony has taught school fifteen
years, and was very successful in training boys
that men could not manage, and Mrs. Stanton
has brought up five boys, and you may rest as-
sured, Mr. Editor, that in time they will
whip this young man into shape. We have
had him in hand only two months, and he is
wonderfully improved already, and what John
Bull dont do towards taming him we shall. We
intend to bottle up all this energy, steam and
gas, and use it judiciously in the cause of re-
From the Rondout N. Y. Freeman.
.The Revolution.Susan B. Anthony has kindly
sent us the first number of the new paper just started to
favor Womens Rights. It is very neatly printed,
and of course ably edited, as Parker Pillsbury and Mrs.
E, Cady Stanton attend to that. In the first number the
irrepressible George Francis Train gives Bennett sev-
eral pieces of his mind. We think this paper will de-
cidedly benefit the cause, and wish it success.
Thin accounts for the unusual brilliancy of

lit* Revolution.
the Herald of late. It is probable that the
London Tmes will also get a piece of Ins
mind, though he promised to give himself,
wholly to The Revolution.
From tho Religio-Pbilosophical Journal, Chicago, 111.
The Revolution, Susan B. Anthony, proprietor
and manager, 37 Park Row (Room 17, New I ork City
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Parker Piilsbury, editors. $2
per annum. This paper, as the reader will readily infer
from the names of the managers, is devoted to female
suffrage. Inasmuch as it is a reform journal, we wel-
come it to our sanctum, and commend it to the public.
From the Nebraska Press, Columbus, Nebraska.
The Revolution.The last mail has laid before us
a neat little journal by the above name, edited by Eliza-
beth Cady Stanton and Parker Piilsbury, Esq., and pub-
lished by Susan B. Anthony, at 37 Park Row, New York.
These names will indicate the character of the journal
generally. Here is what they say it will advocate
Educated Suffrage, Irrespective of sex or color;
Equal Pay to Women for Equal Work; Eight Hours La-
bor; Abolition of Standing Armies and Party Despotisms.
Down with. PoliticiansDp with the People.
From the Boston Commonwealth.
We have the initial of Tbe Revolution, Susan B.
Anthonys new woman's rights organ. It is published
in New York, is a quarto of 16 pages, and handsomely
printed. It is edited by Mrs. E. C. Stanton and Parker
Piilsbury, whose names are guarantees of ability and
character. Their effusions are able, pertinent and cour-
From the Boston Post.
The Revolution, the new weekly paper devoted to
woman suffrage, social reform, a new commercial policy
and other schemes, Is a handsomely printed quarto of
sixteen pages. Mrs. E. Cady Stanton and Parker Pills-
bury are tho editors, and Miss Susan B. Anthony, pro-
The Springfield Republican, speaking of The Revo-
lution, says that if the women will only throw over-
board Train and his greenback heresy, dispense with
male help and do their own editing, they will at least
command respect.
Verily! a new day is dawning when such a
-wise man as Mr. Bowles advises us to throw all
the white males overboard and do all the
editorial labor ourselves. What a tribute this
is to the strong-minded of The Revolution.
From the Farmers Cabinet, Amherst, N. H.
The Revolution is the title of a weekly quarto
published by Susan B. Anthony, advocatiug reform
everywhere and in everything. Parker Piilsbury and
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, editors.
Yes, sir, everything and everywhere. We
want you to say something in your Cabinet about
farmers* wives. Statistics show that more far-
mers wives become insane than any other class,
from hard labor and the monotony of their
lives. Now we propose that the wives go to
town to sell the butter, eggs and poultry, and
put the money in their own pockets. Remem-
ber half the joint earnings by right belong to
the farmers wives.
From the Liberal Christian.
The Revolution is the title of the new organ of
the Woman's Rights advocates, or rather the Universal
Suffrage party. It is a neat, tasteful paper of sixteen
pages, beautifully printed on fine white paper, and does
great credit to its designers and printer. Mrs. Elizabeth
Cady Stanton and Parker Piilsbury are its editors, and
Miss Susan B. Anthony its proprietor and business man-
ager. Under such control it cannot help but be able,
bright, smart and a very effective defender and advocate
of theldeas and issues it represents. It modestly says:
We do not promise the millennium of journalism,
from this experiment, or in politics from the enfran-
chisement of woman, only anew, and, we hope, a better
phase of existence, which, to those who are tired of-the
old grooves in which the world has run so long, is some-
thing to be welcomed in the future. With the moral
chaos that surrounds us on every side, the corruption in
the State, tbe dissensions in tbe church, tbe jealousies in
the home, what thinking mind does not feel that we
need something new and revolutionary in every depart-
ment of life 7 Miss Anthony, the energetic manager,
visited Washington to obtain subscriptions, and had a
very cordial reception. A large number of Senators and
Representatives subscribed.
The Liberal Christian is not only worthy its
name, but most cUsciiminatdng in seeing that
the foundation of all reform is in the elevation
of woman. When our religious journals give
us a higher and purer theology of the relation
of the sexes, the true position of woman will be
Another from the Liberal Christian.
The Revolution.We have just read the second
number of The Revolution. We heartily believe in
many of the ideas which The Revolution advocates,
and have, on various occasions, subjected ourselves to
some reproach therefor. But this number of the paper
has disgusted us, as we know that it has many other
friends of woman. We do kindly advise Miss Anthony
and Mrs. Stanton, for whom, personally, we have a pro-
found respect, and for whose self-sacrificing labors we
have only praise, to cut loose at once from Geo. Francis
Train. If they do not, and he does not sink the craft
they have just launched, it must have a buoyancy and
strength for which we have not given it credit. Do,
ladies, dissolve this connection, which is one not fit to
be made. m.
You have little idea, my dear M., of the strength
arid buoyancy of our craft; besides, according to
the principles of natural philosophy, a gas
bag and a ldte-flyer, as most people call
Train, will help to keep our heads above water.
From the Waltham (Mass.) Sentinel.
The Revolution, called by some George Francis
Trains organ, has made its appearance from 37 Park
Row {Room 17), New York City. The paper is to advocate
educated suffrage, irrespective of sex or color; equal
pay to women for equal work; eight hours labor; abo-
lition oi standing armies and party despotisms. It is a
handsome 16-page quarto, at $2.00 per year only. Eliza-
beth Cady Stanton and Parker Pill6bury, editors, and
Susan B. Anthony, proprietor and manager. We find
many very interesting things in The Revolution,
and we doubt not that interest will be continued as long
as the names referred to continue at the head.
From the Hempstead L. I. Enquirer.
The Revolution made its appearance on the 8th
day of January. It is a good looking u eekly newspaper,
published by Susan B. Anthony, and edited by Mrs. E.
C. Stanton and Parker Piilsbury. George Francis Train
is the principal contributor. It.advocates educated suf-
frage, without regard to sex or color, and tbe enlarge-
ment of the sphere of woman,
From the Chilicotbe (HI.) Free Press.
The Revolution.We have received the first num-
ber of this paper, dated Jauuary 8, 1868.
This paper is edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and
Parker Piilsbury. Susan B. Anthony is the proprietor.
In the first number we are promised a new thought
of something better or different at least from what has
gone before. .
We do not know as to the truth of the fact stated, and
being sceptical on similar promises only give it as we
got it.
The paper, so far as tbe mechanical execution is con-
cerned, looks well, and no doubt will be relished by
those women and friends of female suffrage.
Read our articles on Wall street, and tell us
if it is not a new thought for a feminine pen to
stir up the Bulls and Bears as we do, to deal the
master strokes we have against this whole sys-
tem of stock gambling. Entree-nous, Chilicothe,
we sold two hundred papers to Wall street yes-
terday. _____________________________
Mbs. Dall denounces and condemns Mrs E. C. Stan
ton and Miss Susan B. Anthony for affiliating with
George Francis Train, etc .Report of Lecture in the Bos
ton Traveller.
Indeed! we consider ourselves denounced.
We feel condemned. Mrs. Dali has spoken. Allah
Keiim! But The Revolution rolis on. Will
Mrs. Dali honor us with subscribing ? Our ob-
ject is to educate the people. Was Mrs. Dali in
Kansas ? Did she get the nine thousand votes ?
The only malcontents now seem to be Mrs. Dali
and * * * Do read The Revolution,
ladies! Put your trust in success, and keep de-
claring our great victory-
Westchester, January 24, 1868.
Dear Miss Anthony : I read with unfeigned surprise
and regret the account of Wendell Phillips refusing to:
publish your advertisement of The Revolution in
the Anli-Slavery Standard. Surely there must be some
mistake about this. It cannot be possible that a man
like Wendell Phillips, of noble aspirations and thoughts,
can have any wish but to assist you in your praiseworthy
attempt to become independent by having a journal of
your own. You know that I have always been a warm
friend of freedom, for colored and white, man and
woman, alike, acknowledging no distinctions of human-
ity in respect of equal rights. Pray, see Mr. Phillips
yourself, as it is 6ad to every right-thinking mind to feel
that one of natures nobility, like Wendell Phillips,
should show any weakness. You and Mrs. Stanton and
Mr. Piilsbury have been hard workers for many years in
the cause of freedom, and earning, I suppose, a bare sub-
sistence. You have a claim on every friend of freedom,
not only for subscriptions to The Revolution, but
for material aid in donations, if required to oairy it on.
Pardon me it I offend in saying this last. I know your
independent spirit; but a successful newspaper, in the
end, is always a heavy loss in the beginning, and if you
need a donation, or, if you choose to call it a loan, of
$500 to help you, do not fail to write me. I should think
Mr. Wendell Phillips, after your long services, would be
only too glad to do the same, instead of trying to crush
you. I enclose $100 for fifty subscriptions to The
Revolution, which please send to my house, No.-,
Fifth Avenue, and I will distribute them among my
friends. Sincerely,------------------.
Thanks for your kind wishes and subscrip-
tions. Send as many of the latter as you can.
But The Revolution, I am glad to say,
needs no eleemosynary aid, and I hope it never
Will. S. B. A
It is now announced, here in New York, that
able-bodied laboreis will be furnished until
Spring to any who will board them for their
work. From accounts everywhere there is
reason to believe a like distress threatens or
prevails ; for we read of enterprise checked,
and industries of all kinds largely contracted,
or suspended altogether, throwing thousands of
men, women and thildren out of all work or
means of support in mid-winter.
Nor is the condition of Great Britain and
France any better. Indeed, it must be far worse.
The London Times says:
A vast, destitute multitude suffers in silence, or
clamors for charity. We have before us accounts of tbe
distress iu several of the most populous, and once the
moat actively industrious, parts of London. In the
region of Blackwall and the Isle of Doge three or four
hundred houses are actually tenantless; shops that did
a brisk business three years ago have been shut up;
houses, once comfortably furnished, have now remain"
ing only a bedstead and a chair or two; in many the
blinds have been sold to buy food; firms which formerly
employed fifteen or sixteen hundred men now use only
seventy or eighty. At the beginning of this year 8,787
persons in this district alone were receiving out-door re-
lief, besides the crowds in the poor-houses; in the region
of the docks and ship-yards it has been found by actual
count that 3,659 men are out of work, whose families
number 12,185 persons.
The able-bodied poor men have been employed for a
time in stone yards, breaking stone. For this work they
receive twelve cents per day, and a loaf of bread per
week for each child iu the family. But even for this
poor dole, on which, as the Times remarks, no family
can live, the applications are so numerous that the stone
yards will not contain them.
In Bethnal Green, another district, the applicants for .
out-door relief have increased fifty per cent, within a
year and a half without work; and the distress is so
great that even the rate-payors organize to resist the tax
gatherers. In one ward alone, of this district, four thou-
sand persons were summoned lor arrears of local taxes.
The whole number appeared iu a body at the Town Hall,
on a certain day, and nearly created a riot. The London
Herald reports:

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