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

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PRINCIPLE, NOT POLICY: JUSTICE, NOT FAVORS,MEN, THEIR RIGHTS A NO NOTHING MORE: WOtfEN, THEIR RIGHTS AND NOTHING LESS.
YOL. LNO. 11.
NEW YORK, THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1868. sin&le^copy^o'cekts.
Of liriiuliitiiin.
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON,!
PARKER pILLSBRRY, } ^ttltors*
SUSAN B. ANTHONY, Proprietor.
OFFICE 37 PARK ROW (ROOM 17).
THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ELECTION.
No event of really so trifling importance in
many years has caused so much thought, spec-
ulation, anxiety, hope, fear, desire,, despair, as
the recent passage at ballots in New Hampshire.
Though among the most inconsiderable States
in the Union, all the political cormorants and
stock jobbers were as feverishly excited about
the result as though the fate of hemispheres and
centuries depended on- it. Once a year the
honest yeomanry of the Granite State, a staid,
sober, and generally intelligent people, meet in
their respective towns and elect their town,
county and state officers, and Federal also, as
they become due. An annual election, on the
second Tuesday in March, suffices for all this,
and the legislation of the State is generally done
in the single month of June. Left to themselves,
the legal voters have always been able to con-
duct their governmental affairs in a tolerably
satisfactory manner.
This year the sympathies of the political
Faculties of every school have been greatly
.quickened towards that not particularly be-
nighted region. They attempted to hang re-
sponsibilities about the people unknown to them
before, and it is now to be presumed not greatly
felt by them yet; responsibilities before which,
if real, the very angels might stand aghast.
New Hampshire was to sound the key-note of
the most tremendous political oratorio that ever
shook with its diapasons the sea and the land.
If one party prevailed, the State would be shift-
ed from its present foundations, and democracy
would rule. Connecticut, too, was then sure as
a second consideration. Impeachment of the
President would prove a failure, and react fatal-
ly perhaps on those who instigated it. That, of
course, would defeat all radical republican re-
construction. Negro supremacy in the South
would be forever and ever squelched. And
so much secured, a democratic President elected
next November would crown the millennial tri-
umph. All this has been rung into the ears of
the quiet population of New Hampshire with
most stunning power, by the missionaries of one
party as curse and calamity to be dreaded,
and by the other as consummation devoutly
to be wished. Senators, Representatives, Ex-
Governors, Generals, Colonels, Captains, Cor-
porals, of all brain and bronchial capacities, for
more than a month shook Kearsarge and Mount
Washington like the crack of doom. The repub-
lican party mounted the stump more than fifty
strong. The democracy, of course, were not be-
hind in numbers, noise, or enthusiasm.
But the usual good sense of the masses seems
not to have forsaken them, and though there
were democratic gains, the vote did not differ es-
sentially from some former years. And so a vast
amount of travel, treasure, time and foul breath
were thrown away. Congressmen neglected
their duties at this critical hour, (if indeed they
have any duties, except to go home and stay
there), to wake the teapot tempest. They
revealed at what rate they themselves value their
services at the Capital, when they could absent
themselves in such squadrons at such a time.
Politicians, private and in official stations, have
learned, better than they ever knew before, that
a home-bred people, dwelling mostly in their
own houses (be they humble or spacious), and
eating only the bread they earn, are not easily
the dupes and tools of designing demagogues.
They rather bear the ills they have, at any rate,
than fly to others that they know not of, unless
they see good reason.
And good reason they have for change even
in New Hampshire, as many of its best citizens
know and declare. For when party leaders be-
come so fraudulent and corrupt as even to repu-
diate the old code of honor among thieves," and
to be openly, by press and platform, charging
each other with actually stealing the funds, by
thousands of dollars, obtained they best know
where and how, for electioneering purposes,
honest men should look to their porte-monhaies.
And when the party confesses, tooj that many of
the leaders have long been swindlers and un-
principled knaves, careful housekeepers should
have an eye to their spoons. And when years
are wasted, or worse than wasted, in pretended
attempts at reconstruction, the national taxation,
starvation and distress becoming constantly
more intolerable, there surely are reasons for
change of superlative moment, even though it
come through revolution and blood. How such
a party can ask for anything but decent burial
is a mystery indeed! There must be brazen-
cheek, surpassing all copperhead possibilities.
But the argument that condescended from
Congress into New Hampshire, was not adapted
to that latitude. The democratic leaders there too,
seem as blind as the republicans are unscrupu-
lous. The democracy do notyetlearn thatthey
are not now what James Buchanan once owned
them to be (himself a chosen chieftain), 4i the
natural allies of the slaveiioldws 1 Slavery as a
politician has given up the ghost. And so a
change of democratic base becomes necessary, if
these leaders are not too base as well as blind to
make it. The yell of nigger, nigger, has lost its
power, alike to terrify or charm. To spell negro
with two gs is vulgar, unfashionable, almost
profane. Mr. Seward said long ago that nobody
would ever be President' who spelled it so.
None ever was till he and Wfilkes Booth sup-
plied one. Even the cry of negro supremacy
at the South has lost its terror, wherever it ex-
isted. It never did alarm New Hampshire. For
the school boys and girls know that in only two
states are the blacks a majority, even now.
And five years will see that majority gone for-
ever. Andrmore than that, as the New York Her*
ald, in its elegant rhetoric, says : On the day on
which the states are found again in the Union,
they hold unquestioned control within all ra-
tional limit of their domestic institutions, and
they can sweep the nigger to the obscurity and
degradation from which they had permitted him
to rise. They may tear up their nigger consti-
tutions and make new ones on their own defi-
nitions of republicanism.
And yet New Hampshire democratic leader-
ship could see nothing better than this
old blasphemy .against an unfortunate, but
harmless, helpless, fast perishing race, to urge
against a party whose very rottenness
makes approach even to bury it almost impos-
sible. Had the party wisely; if not huibanely
accepted the situation and made the black man
its Mend, it would have proved itself worthy
the good name of democracy, and would have
established itself in power, perhaps, for half a
century. Had the democrats in Connecticut,
last year, begun the good work of enfranchise-
ment, and rebuked a recreant republicanism
that employedblack regiments to fight its battles,
and then by majority of many thousands refused
them the ballot, they need have no fear as to the
result of their election, just at hand. And it
might be truly said it is not the black vote the
South fears, but northern bayonets both impel-
ling and directing it. Negro hate, colorphobia,
is a northern far more than a southern produc-
tion. New Hampshire can never be much
moved by the coarse elap^trap about nigger
supremacy."
Slavery has been accursed by the universal
conscience of mankind, as well as by the eternal
God. And the republican party is fortunate in
holding the anti-slavery position, however unde-
served, instead of the democrats. Even the
decent among democrats are rejoiced at its fall.
And so, what could be more absurd than to seek
to prolong or extend a political party by post-
mortem worship of a divinity so doubly damned ?
Be it that the party for fifty years suckled at its
dragon dugs, and drew from thence its life,
breath and being. Its monster mother is dead
now, and the swollen, carrion breasts yield
nothing but purulent rottenness, milk them how
the party may in its desperation and starvation.
Democracy should have carried a better bill
of fare than this to the healthful hills of tho noble
old Granite State. Had the negro been let alone in
the canvass, wholly ignored as an element in the
strife, and had a good, untried and unbeaten
man been put in nomination for Governor
(such men are there, and in the democratic par-
ly), and had the appeal been made on grounds
worthy a party baptized into the names of
Democracy and Jefferson, even defeat were more
a victory than would have been the election of
Mr. Sinclair last Tuesday. Contending for
eternal right, there can he no defeat. To be
overpowered by the hosts of error, tyranny and
lies, is triumph. To surrender a righteous prin*


162 8'fc* -'§*V0lttU0S.
oiple for the sake of success, is defeat, and dis-
honor too, A fellow said he builded his wall
four feet high, and five feet wide, and then if it
fell over, it would be a foot higher than it was
before. The republican party is defeated only as
the British were at Bunker Hill, andthe rebels at
Bull Run. There can be no victory where there
is no virtue. The vote in New Hampshire will
determine nothing in the future as to other
events. It was surely no declaration in favor of
impeachment. For the party demanding it
have lost materially on their vote of last
year. It is doubtful if that question alone gave
or lost them a single man. The President may
be impeached; Jefferson Davis and all his Cab-
inet might be hung ; General Grant may be
elected republican president; but all this will
not be reconstruction even, still less union,
prosperity and peace. Victories were of no
avail in the war without emancipation. Recon-
struction and union, prosperity, plenty and
lasting peace, can only come through a freedom
and justice that shall know nothing of color,
sex, or race. Let the democracy blow but one
honest, earnest blast on that Gabriel trump, and
there should be such a resurrection as would
make it, and through it all the tribes of the
earth, to rejoice in the latter day glory near
at hand. p. p.
CHURCH SUFFRAGE FOR WOMEN.
The agitation of Womans right to the ballot
has raised many collateral questions, also of
much interest.
. The religious press is reporting the tempest
of discussion in the churches and among the
clergy, as to the right of woman to any voice in
church affairs. In the Congregational Chur oh
even, the tendency is still towards despotism.
Christ and the New Testament were tolerably
explicit on the question of human distinctions.
But it was a great while ago. There were to
be no Greeks nor Jews, bond nor free, male
nor female, but all one. Somehow the church
now-a-days dont see it. The pulpit dont see
it. One or two churches have abolished the dis-
tinction between male and female, and the rest
are quite by the ears about it. The Chicago
Advanee and the Boston Congregationalist are
endeavoring to smother down the volcano, and
with, some success too, probably, for there are
no late eruptions so far as appears.' And with
Professor Bartlett, of Chicago, to shovel in the
dust, as seen in his argument below, Vesuvius
itself might grow discouraged. Questions have
been defended before with reasons plenty as
blackberries, but all such rhetoric fails to illus-
trate the power of Professor Bartletts logic.
That woman should vote who may be her min-
ister and teacher, or what his wages, or when he
shall come, or when be dismissed, or why, or
who be admitted to the church, or who expelled,
and for what reasons? that woman should
indeed be anything in the churches more than
are nests of unfledged owls, to swallow down
whatever prey the old owls bring, the learned
Professor argues against, from history, author-
ity, nature, scripture, providence, and so forth
and so on, until all owldom must be convinced
of its absurdity, and never hoot or moot the
question more. But let th*e Professor have the
floor : She that hath ears to hear, of whatever
length, let her hear as below : p, p.
1. Female Suffrage stands opposed to all the authorities
of Congregationalism for 250 pears, and to its almost
universal usage, except in some of the Western churches.
2. In the general principle it runs counter to Gods
providential and scriptural system of order. For (1)
both nature and scripture have declared that the mar-
ried life is, in general, the true relation of the mature
members of the race. (2.) In the married life, the two
constitute a real unity. (3.) In this God-ordained unity
there is a positive difference and separation of functions
inevitable and inseparable. (4.) Nature itself impera-
tively settles the general principle of that division of
labors. (5.) In this division of duties and functions
both Providence and scripture clearly indicate the. rule,
.that the public and social representative, or official head
of the family, should be, and is, the husband. 3. The
management and control in church affairs that *is in-
volved in Female Suffrage, seems to be set aside by the
express teachings of scripture in the following texts,
1 Tim. 3 : 2,12 ; 1 Cor. 11 : 3 ; Eph. 5 : 23 j 1 Cor. 14 :
34, 35 ; 1 Tim. 2 : 11-14. Now there are but two ways in
which any Christian man can escape the scripture di-
rections. (L) It is said, Paul is a bachelor and a Jew,
therefore this directionis one of liis prejudices, and not
to be followed. But this is openly to join the infidel.
The other reply is (2) that thi6 is fouuded merely on
Jewish customs, and intended to be imperative only,
while, and where, they prevailed. To this it may be
answered; (1) that Paul was the missionary to the Gen-
tiles and not to the Jews; (2) that the instructions were
given to the Corinthian churcha church founded
among the Gentiles; (3) that they were also laid down in
the universal instructions given to Timothy, a laborer
among the Gentiles; (4) that they are founded on reasons
that go to the bottom of the relations of the sexes os con-
nected with the creation and fell of man. 4. Female
Suffrage in the church accomplishes no good end. 6.
Female Suffrage, so far as any effect is to come from it,
tends to introduce an element of trouble. 6. Female
Suffrage sometimes must complicate discipline. 7. Fe-
male Suffrage lays an additional burden and responsi-
bility upon our sisters, which they can ill afford to bear,
and which very many shrink wholly from assuming.
WHAT THE PRESS SAYS OF US.
From the Fall River (Mass.) Time9.
New Publications. The Revolution is the name
of a neat, well printed sixteen page weekly, devoted to
the advocation of the principles of truth, justice, liberty
and equality, aud the right of their enjoyment by every
son and daughter of humanity as freely as the air of
heaven, to elevate, purify, ennoble and make happy the
human race. It is edited by Mr. Parker Pillsbury, for
years the champion leader of reform, and Mrs. Elizabeth
Cady Stanton, the brilliant speaker and racy writer, who
long since espoused the saered cause of the elevation of
her sex. We tobk occasion to advert to this publication
a short time since, before we had seen, a copy, and
although anticipating much from such able hands and
earnest hearts, we must confess that our expectations
are more than realized by a perusal of the copies re-
ceived. It is just the thing needed to uproot the absurd
prejudices and reform the ridiculous practices of the
age, and we are quite sure that a paper so meritorious,
and engaging so earnestly in so noble a mission, will be
appreciated, and live and thrive in a deservedprosperity.
Thank yon, Mr. Times, we are thriving be-
yond onr expectations, and in the general awak-
ening to the importance of this question of the
enfranchisement of women we now see in Eng-
land as well as America, we feel that our life
work is even to be realized and women crowned
with the rights of citizenship.
From the Lyceum Banner, Chicago. Mrs. H. F. C. M.
Brown.
The Revolution is a folio of sixteen pages, neatly
printed, cut and stitched. It advocates educated suf-
frage, regardless of sex; it pleads the cause of woman
as true and gifted souls can plead.
We are agents for The Revolution/' and will send
it and the Lyceum Banner one year to any one who will
send us $2.50.
That is a good bargain which Mrs. Brown
offers, ladies of the West.
From the Owosso (Mich.) Press.
The Revolution," Susan B. Anthonys paper, de-
voted chiefly to the Womans Suffrage cause, with Eliza-
beth Cady Stanton and Parker Pillsbury, editors, comes
to us with an invitation to please ex." We shall be de-
lighted to ex" vith The Revolution,not from any
sympathy with its special mission, for both our instinct
and better judgment say woe betide the day in which
that mission shall be accomplished, but we always like
io see by what arguments people sustain their cause,
disastrous though It be ; and besides, the paper is spicy
and racy, and shows what sharp things women can say
when they choose to do so.
One would really think, the way most people
talk about proposed changes, that all things
were moving on smoothly and harmoniously
under this white maleregime. It is woe
betide the day already. Look what a con-
dition of things we have now. A national debt
of millions! President on trial! finances de- _
ranged! people taxed for all the necessaries of
life! poor starving, etc., etc. Who holds the
reins of government, Mr. Press ? We have sat
on the back seat and watched your blunders
long enough ; we shall now take our turn driv-
ing, and show more skill than the world has yet
seen. *
From the Macon (Missouri) Argus, Mr. Proctor, editor.
The Revolution."We have received the first and
second numbers of this new weekly, published in New
YorkSusan B. Anthony, proprietor aud manager
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Parker Pillsbury, editors.
It is neatly printed on clear, white paper, with good
typeand is withal an able and spicy paper, as all who *
know the reputation of the editors will readily admit.
The Revolution will rank with the able journals of
the country, and is bound to, produce an impression
upon public sentiment.
We had the pleasure of meeting Mi*. Proctor
in his own house when we were in Macon, and
found him a liberal, high-toned man. We shall
not soon forget that enthusiastic Sunday meet-
ing we held there in the colored church, nor the
happy freedmen, so well dressed and well be-
haved who gave us such a heavty greeting. Only
two years out of slavery, and yet they had built
a church and made for themselves comfortable
homes. We found the women all ready, too, to
take their rights. We well remember how they
clapped their hands when we said anything
that specially pleased them, and how triumph-
antly they glanced at the black men when Miss
Anthony made some rather disparaging remarks
of the nobler sex.
From the Plattsburg Sentinel.
The Revolution" is the title of a new weekly
journal started in New York, with Elizabeth Cady Stan-
ton and Parker Pillsbury, editors, and Susan B. Afithouy,
proprietor. It is a good looking, and of course. ably '
conducted publication, aud will doubtless do a great deal
of good. .
From the New York Tribune.
The Revolution," under the management of Miss
Anthony, Mr. Pillsbury, Mrs. Stanton, and Mr. G. F.
Train, continues to exhibit all its customary vivacity
and courage, and if it ever die (which the good gods for-
bid l) it will not be for the want of breath. The last num-
ber contains a communication from Frances Power.
Cobbe.
Yes, may the good gods forbid our disso-
lution. We confidently look forward to life and
immortality. When the council of physicians
held over that ancient gentleman, Cock Robin,
decided that he died for want of breath, the
discussion of his case rested not so much on
how he died as who killed him. Now, if, with
our healthy, vigorous infancy, our career should
be suddenly cut off, suspicion would turn on
the little Anti-Slavery Standard, sullen, dark
and lowering, with its two thousand subscribers
all pouting, thumb in mouth, to think that an
advance guard had discovered that a Revolution
was necessary in the condition of black women ;
that, for protection in the Southern states, they
needed the ballot as much as the men. Yes,
good friends, if we die suddenly impeach the
Standard. It deserves impeachment to-day for
throwing overhoard half its clients at the end
of the war. Wendell Phillips said emancipa-


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tion without the ballot was a mockery, and then
asked it only for black men.
Yes, impeach the Standard, too; for its cold-
ness to The Revolution. Its behavior is
suspicious. It will not look at us, shake hands
with us in the street, or speak our name. And
what has The Revolution done? Kindly
pointed out to its editor his whole duty as a
statesman and an abolitionist; reproved him, as
he has everybody else in the nation, in turn for
his shortcomings and inconsistencies ; and for
all this faithfulness, he has no word of thanks,
and turns up his nose at The Revolution.
E. C. S.
ONE OF MANY,
We could fill columns of The Revolution
with our letters like the following, from one
whose. words are ever sweet music while we
push on the conflict :
I am quite grieved and vexed with the conduct of your
old friends. Are we, or are they all iiving up to their
own ideal, that they demand of every one else to adopt
the same ?
I do not admire Train any more than does Mr. Garri-
son. I seldom read his articles. Possibly, I lose
thereby; but, certainly, I have neither his conscience
nor yours in my keeping, and I am so tired of hearing
him denounced and The Revolution found fault
with on his account, that I have lost all patience. Those
who think they are devoted to the cause of Equal Rights,
but who, forsooth, have never sacrificed therefor one in-
finitesimal particle of public opinion ; who take a posi-
tion always just beside, never beyond, those with whom
they come in contact, and who call themselves reformers,
when that word is but the pass-word of the hour, think
thej have a right to find fault with the editors of The
Revolution because of G. F. Train I One would think
you were juveniles in danger of being led astray by going
into dangerous society.
A REMARKABLE WOMAN,
A Paris correspondent furnishes the follow-
ing sketch of an extraordinary female military
character, an inmate of the Hotel des Invalides :
Lieutenant Madame Brulon entered the Hotel more
than fifty years ago, and is the only female soldier ever
admitted to receive its support. Every champion of wo-
man's capabilities would find in her a column of sup-
porta pedestal on which to rest his principles. .
Angelique Marie Joseph Duchemin was born In 1772,
from that hot-bed of heroes which four years before had
produced the immortal trio, Napoleon, Wellington,
Ohataubriand. Twenty years later found her upon the
most exciting stage the world has ever known. Louis
XVL was beheaded, and France a Republic. Angelique
was a wife, a mother, a widow, a citoyenne, a soldier in
the war of liberty. She served seven years in the vari-
ous capaoities of a piivate, corporal, corporal-fourier,
and sergeant-major. At the age of 27, in the y^ar 1799,
she was admitted to the Hotel, not because she was a
woman, a widow, a mother, but by her right and merit
as a wounded soldier. There she received her support
and the small pay allowed to non-commissioned officers,
and in addition to this, for some time, a salary of $80 a
year as clerk in the magazine of clothing. At the age of
85, she became the chief of this department with a salary
of $650 per annum. By her economy she was enabled
to establish her daughter, and more recently to aid her
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
At the age of seventeen she was a wife, at eighteen a
mother, at twenty a widow. Her husband fell at Ajaccio
in* Corsica. Three days after she' learned his fate, she
took the uniform of his regiment, and demanded per-
mission to avenge his death. Two brothers had^allen in
active service, her father had died on the field of battle
her heart, head and hand burned to send destruction to
the English and the rebel Corsicans, and her testimoni-
als tell how well she fulfilled her vows.
She told the history of the siege of Calvi. Eleven
months they had been blockaded, seventy-five days
bombarded, but she brought relief to the garrison of the
fort of Gesco ; and the cross of the Legion of Honor on
her breast, is her countrys acknowledgment of her he-
roic action.
Madame Brulon said she did not mind wounds in each
arm, nor fear the dark, but set out alone, at midnight,
evaded the guards, roused sixty starving women and
led them to the fort, which was reached at two oclock in
the morning. She gave the women each half a pound of
rice, which all considered an excellent bargain.
Still later, at the siege of Calvi, all the cannoniers hav-
ing been killed, the non-commissioned officers were
called upon to fill their places; it wa9 thus, while de-
fending a bastion, in aiming a sixteen pounder, that she
was wounded in the left leg by the bursting of a bomb.
This last wound disabled her for service and entitled
her to a place in the Hotel des Invalides.
October 22, 1822, upon the proposition of Gen. de La-
tom- Maubourg, Governor of the Invalides, she received
the grade of seeond lieutenant.
During the reign of the first Napoleon, she was recom-
mended by the Governor of the Invalides as one hav-.
lng rendered herself worthy, by qualities considered
above her sex, to participate in the recompense created
for the. brave." But the honor of decorating this re-
markable woman was reserved for Napoleon, President
of the Republic. Madame Brulon lives now, if living, thfe
unique military female Invalid, and the unique female
member ol the Society of the French Legion ot Honor.
Her nomination was announced in the Moniteur of the
19th of August, 1851, at the head of a long list of others,
without any allusion to her sex, thus :
CavalierBrulon(Angelique Marie Joseph) Second
Lieutenantseven years serviceseven campaigns
three wound9several times distinguished, particularly
in Corsica in defending a fort against the English. 5th
Prairialyear 11.(1794.) *
Madame Brulon, at 83 years of age, retained all the
vivacity of youthful expression, and felt no lacuity miss-
ing but that to guide well her leet, the right leg having
become more refractory tban the wounded one.
She wore the uniform of the Invalides, and after her
first adoption of military dress, never left it but once,
and that for a moments amusement to her grandchil-
dren, when she assumed female attire. But the chil-
dren, instead of being amused, burst into tears, and
begged their grandpa-ma to go back again to her. soldiers
clothes.
Her hair, once raven, was white as snow, except
some late new-comers, which had assumed their youth-
ful hue. Her voice had the tone and vigor of a com-
manders. Her eye was like the eagles. Her hand was
feminine, which she gestured with masculine energy.
Her attitudes, situations, styles of expression, all com-
bined to make one believe that she was' really what she
seemed. Her testimonials proved her to have been al-
ways a woman of the severest principles, the purest man-
ners, the most unsullied reputation. Her reply to tri-
fling familiarity was : I am a woman, but I command
men."
She was adored as the divinityof the .regiment, and
cherished as the palladium of its safety.
' / SAD, BUT TOO TRUK
A very interesting writer in Fraser's Mag-
azine says: An immense amount of inge-
nuity is fruitlessly expended by that noblest
of martyrs, 4 a mother with a daughter to
marrynoblest, or only to'be rivalled by the
mother whose quiver is full of such. I am not
much addicted to sentiment (I dont think I
halve actually wept since I read 4 The Bride of
Lammermoor in my boyhood), but the angels
themselves might regard the spectacle of one
who is a good woman at the bottom (though
over-fertile, perhaps), stuck like a scarecrow
against the wall of a crowded ball-room from 10
p. m. till 4 a. m. with compassionate pity. She
sits there like a Turkey merchant, with her mer-
chandise about her. Some of the wares, it may
be, are rather the worse for wear ; even the
newest was fresher last winter than this. 4 Oh,
public dear, will you not come and buy ? This
is Milly, my eldest born ; she is,not bright, but
she is good, which is far better.* And so till
dawn the weary auction goes ona comedy
surely, not quite destitute of pathos to the con-
templative beholder. She is a good woman, I
say, and yet sore necessity has driven her to
this.' -She is fain to dress her daughters like
ballet-dancers, to trot them out like young
fillies, that possibly purchasers may become ac-
quainted with their paces ; to offer them without
remorse or shame in the public market. And
yet it is all in vain. Buyers are shy. This is
not the sort of juxtaposition which begets love.
UNITY AND EQUALITY OF MAN AND
WOMAN
Editors of the Revolution:
It lias been said by our Home Journal you are on
therigbt track if noton the right train.- In looking
over the columns of a stray number of The Revolu-
tion," I noticed the above line. After some reflection it
appears clear to me you are on the right trainthe con-
struction trainthe first, most important, and yet moat
hazardous and difficult to operate of all the trains on the
road. There is far more of peril and hard work re-
quired to operate the construction train than the regular
lightning express, on an old well-ballasted track, and far
more genius and wisdom. May God give you muscle
for the one and brain and heart for the other. I have
long since secured a life-time position in this movement
as an humble laborer (road-maker perhaps, rather than
runner on it). I wish I could only pass examination and
get a place as fireman. Brakemen seem as yet to he
very plenty. I have seen quite enough of humanity to
know that, in justice, our girls and women ought to be
better and more fully educated than they have been in
the past It may be true that as a nation we are far in
advance of some others; but it is, I think, also true that
we are far behind where wc may be. We are very slow
in learning the most important truths. Revelation, sci-
ence, history and our own personal experience concur
in teaching that man and woman are, and of right ought
to be, equals; that man, as man, is and ever was wholly
unable to fill to its fulness the measure of humanity
without the aid of woman. In the bible account of
creation this truth is forcibly taught. And ,God
caused a deep sleep to foil upon Adam etc. Whether we
regard this expression as allegorical, enigmatical or his-
torical, the clear, sharply-marked thought is embodied
in it, that until woman was created man was worth-
less so far as filling up the measure of humanity goes.
He was asleep, is the figure used, and not only asleep,
but in a deep aleep-y-a sleep that, in tbe very nature and es-
sence of things could have known no waking, unable to
. take a single step in life. And not only this, but unable
to see the way of life. He was in a deep sleep, and so far
as this account goes, so far as science, history or obser-
vation goes, there is not and was not then any other being
or power that could wake him from this dreadful slum-
ber. When the woman came near him (for such is the
thought), God did not say in r voice of thunder, come,.
Adam, rise up ; nor did the wo.rnan, bending gently over
him, have to excuse in-tearful accents her coming and
her willingness to share with him the dangers and du-
ties ot life, but at her approach he awoke and spoke,
recognizing her unity and equality with himself. Thus
should it ever be while the processions of nature and
providence flow on, untramelled by prejudice, ignorance
or bigotry, if we but truly understand the teaching of
the past and are inclined to receive truth and use it be-
cause it is truth we shall not be wanting: It may, and
perhaps will, requtre years to accomplish what The
Revolution seeks, hut that it can and will be done
seems as certain as the future. If one fails let another
take up the work. Guided and aided by the light and
efforts of those who have fallen, let the oncoming work-
ers take life and nerve and genius and wisdom, minglod
with a true faith in the possible, and success will crown
the effort. Humanityour whole humanityshall yet
stand forth, educated, elevated, equal, and woman shall
he appreciated because she is in truth a part of that
humanity, as noble, lovely, pure, precious as any other
part. Yours, etc, Cairo.
March 1, 1868.
Dear "Revolution: All Revolutions are dear
to those who hope for successful reformation, and there
is no hope for radical reform without Revolution. All
who have carefully recorded the events of our cation
during thirty years past could not but know that this
Revolution of yours must come, and in this free, un-
tramelled West it is being hailed with rejoicing. Our
almost boundless prairies do not present the many bar-
riers to reform and progress that your mountain regions
do. The mind is not so fettered, thought takes a wider
range, and woman has more freedom, more influence,
and is more independent During the absence of the
men who, as volunteer soldiers, left their homes to put
down the slaveholders* rebellion, the women proved


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theznseJves equal to the task of managing the farm, rear-
ing the children and providing for their schools. Revo-
lutions never go backward, and woman will soon de-
monstrate herself more than the equal of the tyrant
man. *
FEMALE COMPOSITORS.
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Thebe are at present in this city over five hundred
female compositors. This is but a small per cent, of
the whole number of persons employed in the different
printing establishments of New Tork; yet, considering
that these five hundred belong to what the lords of
creation" are pleased to term tlje softer sex," and
that only a few years ago the door of the compositors
room was shut against all such, we must claim that the
number is large.
But a short time since thore were only three avenues
of employment open to woman, teaching, going out to
service, and sewing. To prepare for teaching requires
what so few of our working women are able to give, time
and money; nevertheless hundreds, yes, thousands,
have spent the best portion of their lives in studying
nights and laboring days to prepare themselves for this,
business, and when prepared, have often done twice the
work of a man and received half his pay 1
Going out to service requires a person of a strong con-
stitution. Few persons have this; besides, nobody
wishes to be a servant Tet woman must take one of
the above employments, or that of sewing on band
and gusset aud seam," putting her lifes blood into
every garment made, or starve; it matters not much
which.
When that fearful war came, taking fathers, husbands
and brothers, closing stores, stinting the. press, and
making laborers hard to be found : when all. this came
to pass, then woman stepped lorward to the work. She
placed her shoulder to the car and it rolled on firmly
and steadily, never stopping in its course, till, when
those spared returned to their labor, and it was found
impossible to keep the machinery going unless woman
was there as engineer. That is how she found her way
into the printing-office.
Boston is the place where woman was first engaged to
any extent as a compositor. All praise to that city. In
course of time she found her way to New York. Some
time since in a large printing establishment there was
working a large number of persons, nearly all males.
Now printers as a class are extremely temperate (?), and
as a result of this temperance and frugality the em-
ployees of said establishment found their wages insuffi-
cient and made a strike. Strange to say, employers
always like to rule their own business ; and here was
no exception to the r ule.
These worthy gentlemen had discovered that woman
could set type," and that if man would not work,
woman would; therefore, thinking themselves, we have
no doubt, great philanthropists, they engaged female
compositors, at first paying them wages equal to what
they had paid the men in their employ before the strike.
They did this for the very good reason that they could
not do otherwise. Few women Understood the business,
and these few commanded their own priee. This might
have continued had it not been for one thing.
All the time there were hundreds of poor girls in this
oity out of work, and hundreds of those who are em-
ployed become so heart-sick over their monotonous,
soul-grinding business, that, like the Athenians of old,
they run after every strange god. It was so in this case.
Immediately after it became -known that females were
employed as compositors, the printing-offices were
crowded with applicants, and every available place was
soon taken by those desiring to learn the business. As
a consequence wages began to decline, and. whereas for-
merly they were paid from forty to fifty cents per thou-
sand ems, they are now paid from twenty-five to forty-
five, the average price being thirty-five cents. Man, of
course, gets his original wages. Why is this ?
It may, perhaps, he said that five or ten cents differ-
ence is not much; grantedit is not much on the work
of an hour, but it is a great deal on the work of a week.
A person' sets up from five to ten thousand ems per
day, sometimes more, sometimes less, according to the
style of type and the dexterity of the workman. Now,
with ten thousand per day at ten cents difference, the girl
is robbed of one dollar, and in six days of six dollars,
enough to hoard a working woman one week, besides
paying her wash hill. In a year the difference amounts
to over $300. Is this Just ?
It is conceded that woman is as good a compositor as
man, even better, as far as dexterity goes. Her fingers
are more nimble; she can, therefore, set type faster and
better than the opposite sex. Yet here, as in all other
places, she is limited to one or two things. While man is
allowed to learn everything connected with the printing
business, woman must be content with setting a few
different kinds of type ; and all because it would not
be ladylike to do otherwise 1 * In the name of common
sense, which is the most unladylike, for her to sit
humped" over her desk and composing stick ten or
twelve hours, till every bone in her body aches, or to
stir about, take hold of the printing business, and make
something of herself besides a mere machine ? Let her
go to work and learn the trade," and you will see what
she can do. She has shown herself competent to set type,
now let her see if she can print.
When we ask why woman does not get as high wages
as man, the answer is, first, she cannot do as many
kinds of work; second, the latter is supposed to be lay-
ing up money for the support of a family. To the first
we say once more, let her learn the different kinds of
Work and she will do them ; to the second we ask, how
many printers support families with this surplus money ?
Not one in twenty 1 It is a well known fact that print-
ers, as a class, are dissipated; they will, as they saj,
go on a spree," and when they do this, are quite apt to
use all the interest, and dive pretty deeply into the prin-
cipal of their bank account, if they have any. Probably
not one girl or woman out of twenty who sets type
drinks or is dissipated ; and we know that at least two-
thirds of the number employed in the various printing
establishments of this city either entirely support an
aged father or mother, a brother or sister, or help to
support a family ; some of them doing more towards
this than their brothers. Besides this, many of these
same girls come to the city alone, poor and friendless,
and must save something against a rainy day. If not
able to work at any time, the Father in heaven only
knows what will become of them. They must starve, or
do worse ( God pity them, for man wont I
For the sake of common humanity, as long as there
are so few things which a*woman can or is permitted to
do, pay her ; dont rob her !
Talking of strikes; we heard a male" compositor
say the other day that it was mean for woman to step
in and take work at the old price, when men had struck
for higher wages; besides, it was degrading." Mean,"
is it ? well, were agreed. We only wish to tell you one
thing. Just as often as possible we shall step into new
places, and thenget us out if you can. If you wont
let us enter, in any other way, we must enter in this ;
and, as to its being degrading, we beg leave to differ
with you there. Woman is not degraded, but man is.
Every time that a strike is made, and woman in con-
sequence enters some new branch of business, she is
elevated and man degraded. We think it will not be
long ere the social soale will be balanced a little more
evenly. Woman expects to be sneered at and scoffed at
if she steps aside from the beaten track. If she edits a
paper, man holds up his hands in holy horror. If she
takes the speakers chair he would blush, if he could. Does
she writeshe is a blue. Does she take any prominent
positionshe is bold and masculine. If to be xnasou-
line is to be smart, do let her try; or, are you afraid, if she
has the chance, that a few of your laurels will droop ?
Our female compositors have taken one step in the
right direction in entering the compositors room ; now
let them take one more and learn the business, n'ot half,
but wholly; be printers and work for pay. It is not
degrading.
Ah f how many have crawled along the path of life
weary, heart-siok, burdened with care and sorrow, their
feet bleeding from the sharp stones in their pathway,
their hearts lacerated by the thorns bending oer them,
and their very souls crying help, help, or we perish ;
when, had they raised their eyes a little higher they
would have seen a road broad and smooth into which
they could have entered and walked erect! The path is
rough till the broad road is gained, but then we have the
prize f
Sisters, let us be up and doing. We have waited ; "
now let us labor." m. c. b.
A CRT FROM CALIFORNIA.
Send me The Revolution. We need an infusion
of oxygen into the moral atmosphere of this little God-
forsaken town of California, where men gamble, drink
and swear away the night, and the. women dance and
dress as the chief end and aim of existence; where se-
cession doctrines, under the name of democracy, are
poisoning the social dement, and Womans Rights "
ideas are invested in one individual; where the African
goes by the name of nigger," and some of our fast
ladies dtp snuff and say you 'uns and weuns ;
and where the children are developing into just what
such examples will make of them. Pleasant place to
live in, is it-not? But business," that great American
cormorant which swallows so many lives annually, has
cast us in this drift, and while we pan out our des-
tiny in dollars and cents, I want something to stir the
brain and quicken into activity the old leaven of strong-
mindedness," whose germs were fostered in me by dear
Lncretia Mott, when I followed her lead, and that of
others in the old. anti-slavery ranks.
I hope and trust your paper, The Revolution, will
be a success. I see Tilton has described it.as being
edited by Hope and Despair." Dontletsuch a word as
the last belong to womccns vocabulary. The good
time must come; we have been silent under the shadow
of mans vices too long, and I am sometimes strangely
struck with the belief that I have a work to do in writing
a novel on the question of the social evil." Somebody
must attack this gigantic fester and probo it, bht with
delicate instruments, and tender hand, and God-fearing
strength, to the core.
Shocking 1 said a cultivated and fastidious Southern
gentlemen the other day, when I was arguing what is
generally called the woman question. Shocking
Why, would you have women hold offices ? Why, I should
not be surprised next to hear of your advocating their
patrolling the streets as night policemen in our great
cities 11
And how many of our poor, fallen, degraded sisters
do you suppose patrol the streets now, under cover of
night, for the worst purposes ? I repliedluring your
sons and mine into the by-ways and dark alleys of
crime, pollution and misery ? Yes! I would employ wo-
men for the protection rather than for the destruction of
society. * # # #
KANSAS.
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EXTRACT OF A LETTER
Dear Miss Anthony : Mrs. Starrelt has entered the
field as a lecturer, and been very successful thus far.
A lady said yesterday to a friend : What is Lawrence
coming to? The wife of the O. S. Presbyterian preacher
lecturing 1 Mrs. Starrett said to me the other day if
I ever achieve a name in this fieldand many say I
willI shall owe it to Miss Anthony, for the thought
of such a thing never entered my mind until her sojourn
with us. I send you a notice of the lecture at Topeka,
and to-night she received an Invitation to repeat it here,
signed by seventy of our most prominent citizens. She
has also received invitations from Leavenworth and
other places. She will lecture all through this month.
She never felt more composed nor more at home than
on the platform with her first address. You may form
some idea of the drift of it from the summing up of the
first part.
1. There is an agitation among women, and upon the
subject of Aims and occupations for women that de -
mauds the attention of every thoughtful mind.
2. Men seem to be at an utter loss to know how to
decide the matter, and consequently women must de-
cide for themselves.
3. It Is utterly impossible to dispose of them by mar-
riage.
4. If they could be disposed of in this way in the
present state of the domestic relations, it would b.e a
most undesirable disposition except so far as women
were blessed with the most noble and worthy husbands.
Mr. Starrett says The Revolution is the best paper
out, He opens it before the Independent.
IMPORTANT MINTS To WOMEN.
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My Dear Miss Anthony : Will you allow me space in
your columns to give your lady readers three short
rules for a health dress ? First, dress without ligature.
Second, with equal warmth. Third, let the weight of
the clothing be from the shoulders. Nature plainly indi-
cates that the bony structure should protect the vital or-
gans, and when the weight aud pressure of our clothing
come below the ribs, the nerves proceeding from the
spine at that point become compressed and life is almost
cut off, and partial paralysis is the consequence. Then
the liver, kidneys, spleen and stomach are injured by
the enormous gathers, plaits and waist belts, strings, etc.,
by their over, warmth, tightness and weight. The ven-
ous blood, in its returning current to the heart, is ob-
structed and thrown back, causing congestions, inflam-
mations, and pain, also varicose veins and deranged ac-
tion of the heart Then, too, as the abdominal viscera, by
continual weight and pressure becomes fallen, the dia-
phragm and lungs follow, and the result is, sunken, ill-
shapen neck and bust and artificial paddings. The
600,000,000 air cells are never half inflated, and. imper


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feet oxygenation of the blood is the result, ending per-
haps in quick consumption. We hope, as women become
physicians among our own sex, these physiological foots,
and many others of equal value, will be freely discussed,
and the human family, instead of dosing and drugging to
relieve pain, will know how to avoid the causes.
C. S. Lozier, M. D.
P. S.The commencement exercises of our Womens
College occur on Monday evening, March 23d, at Stein*
way Hall, where we shall be most happy to meet all
friends of medical education. c. 6. l.
LETTER FROM MRS. BRINEERHOFF.
Macon City, Mo., March 4, 1868.
Lear Miss Anthony : Inclosed ie a money order for
five subscribers for The Revolution and the names.
I have spoken in many towns on the railroad, and some
off from it. I always give two lectures in each place.
Crowded houses everywhere, and we never fail to wakeu
a deep interest in the question. The people everywhere
are anxious to hear, and after hearing, the unanimous
testimony is, all the .people want is aducating to con-
vince them that it is not only right, but absolutely neces-
sary ; that there is no other hope for the country but the
education and enfranchisement of her women. * *
One of the most intelligent citizens of this place arose
in our meeting last night and spoke in highest terms of
your paper ; said it was keen and just in its political
criticism, could not fail to educate any family in which
it was taken.
MRS. E. A. KINGSBURY IN IOWA.
A friend writes, although editors in this section are
generally opposed to the movement, and maintain a digni-
fied silence, yet Mrs. K. gets much appreciation ex-
pressed orally and by writing. One notice of her says :
We take pleasure in recommending her as a clear,
logical, and eloquent speaker, and a lady of rare mental
culture.
Another;
She treats her subject in a clear, forcible, and elo-
quent manner, pleading for simple justice for her sex in
a manner that commands the attention of all on this
great question. We consider her eminently the right
person in the right place.' *
The editors of The Revolution '* have
much pleasure in endorsing the above, and sin-
cerely hope she may be facilitated in her labors
wherever she may go.
MARY WOLSTONCRAFT.
Allegheny City, Feb. 21, 1868.
Mrs. E. C. StantonDear Madam,: Will you pardon
a far-off worker in the good cause for offering to you a
suggestion ? I was reading to-day for the second time
Mary Wolstoncraits Vindication of the Rights of Women4
The copy 1 have is an old one printed in Lublin in 1798.
I do hot know certainly, butI think that the book is not
very common, although I think there never was any
work written on the subject to be oompored with it. As
I read, I feel that the condition of woman sooiaUy is no
better now than it was then j although within the last
twenty years married women have had some concessions
in their favor. But the old chains are still upon us ; we
are still in the midst of a false system of education,
gathered from the books written by men, who, consider-
ing females rather as women than human creatures, have
been more anxious to make them alluring mistresses
than rational wives ; and the understanding of the sex
has been so bubbled by this specious homage, that the
civilized women of the present century, with a few ex-
ceptions, are only anxious to inspire love, when they
ought to cherish a nobler ambition, and by their abili-
ties and virtues exact respect. How would it do to re-
print her book piecemeal in The Revolution, a short
extract every week? Her arguments are incontroverti-
ble, and her polished sentences are inspired by truth.
Please think of it.
Extract of Letter from Vermont, III.The
Revolution is what we have wanted a long while, and
I am rejoiced that it has fallen into the hands of Parker
PiUsbury and E. C. Stanton. I have known them during
all their labors in the reformatory world.
Respectfully, H. S. Thomas.
WOMAN SUFFRAGE IN WISCONSIN.
EXTRACT OF LETTER.
The proposed amendment to the Wisconsin Constitu-
tion giving the right of suffrage to women was killed in
the Assembly a few days ago. The resolution submit-
ting it. to a vote at the election in 1868 was lost. Teas,
30 ; nays, 41.N. T. Express.
Perhaps it would be well to mention at this
time, that the question of Female Suffrage will
not be voted upon by the people of Wisconsin
next fall.
The proposition to obliterate the distinctions
of sex from the suffrage clause, which so
triumphantly passed our legislature a year ago*
was to become, when completed, a part of our
State constitution, and required the sanction of
the present legislature, before being submitted
to the people. The present legislature refused
to ratify,solely for want of one soul earnestly
favoring the cause, willing to cut loose from the
schemes of party policy and personal aggrand-
izement, and boldly present its claims. That
person would have been forthcoming, from out-
side of the legislature, had not professed friends
therein, making large pretensions, continued
to promise, playing the dog-in-the-manger, until
the day set lor .final adjournment.
Many of the members had returned home, and
the debate cut down to five miuute speeches,
when the vote upon the question was taken.
Of course, the measure was not ratified. The
vote in the Assembly stood 30 ayes to 41 noes.
We did not ash this question to be submitted
to the people of the State until 1870, believing
that to be as soon as we could carry the ques-
tion at the polls. As it is, we shall see that tfre
question is properly before the people at that
time, though in a different form. So let there
he no time lost in preparing the people for that
great event. Wisconsin shall yet be among the
first States to extend the right of suffrage to
women. All progress is gradual, and although
we have sent our advance guards over the walls,
into the trenches of the enemy, and shall con-
tinue to reconnoitre and plan for a general en-
gagement ; we shall not make the grand on-
slaught until there is a probability of gaining a
victory. There will, however, be no cessation
of hostilities to the slime and filth of that polit-
ical expediency and bigoted prejudice that
would sacrifice every noble principle for the love
of plunder and popularity, though it be obtained
through a system of usurpation. We look to
The Revolution to accomplish a wonderful
mission. With its aid the grand army in favor
of universal equality before the law will present
a bold imposing front. j. t. l.
8P1RI1UAL1SM-A REQUEST.
Bridgeport, Ct., Feb. 25,1868.
Dear Miss Anthony : I have no doubt^that any words
of commendation I may offer in regard to The Revo-
lution may seem like repetition, so many are the let-
ters of this nature that you are constantly receiving.
Yet I must say that its fearless bravery and outspoken
truths in an unpopular cause, cheer and encourage me
to believe that ere Jong a .better day will come for those
who on account of their sex are crushed in spirit, and
limited in their aspirations.
Ever slnpe the first movement was made on behalf of
the Rights of Women, I have with others watched
and waited for the time to come when the agitation
would result in something practical.
That time we can now foresee ; and because I have so
much faith in the justice of your work, and in the jus-
tice of your principles generally, I am impelled to ask
your' attention briefly, and that of Mr. Train through
you, on behalf of another unpopular cause.
From the frequent notices that have appeared in your
paper concerning the movements of Spiritual Lecturers,
I judge that you mu6t be aware that, of the ten or eleven
million of spiritualists in the country, and their fllty
thousand mediums, the majority sympathize with and
work for the advancement of the cause of Female
Suffrage.
Mr. Train, in his reservation of lands in the future
cities along the line of the Pacific Railroad (asmeotioned
in the advertisement of the Credit loncier of America),
has foiled to notice this, but has given a building lot to
eacb of the different Christian societies who have done for
less for your noble work than the proscribed Spiritualists.
It seems to me that, in consideration of all this, the gos-
pel according to The Revolution teaches that jus-
tice, not favor, requires that a building lot be donated
to, or reserved- for those believers in modem Spiritual-
ism who may at some future day become residents
the above named future cities.
I do not know or care what your religious belief may
be, but I do know that your radicalism would never
allow you to trammel the conscience of any one.
I enclose one dollar for an extra copy of The Revo-
lution for six months, which I intend for gratuitous
distribution, and yon shall have the benefit of all the sub-
scribers I can get. Yours very truly,
Anna M. Middlebbook.
THE TOLLS NO PLACE FOR WOMAN.
How often are the advocates of Woman Suffrage met
with the objection that the polls are not a fit place
for women! As our elections are at present conducted,
the polls are not a fit place for women.
The air is filled with tobacco smoke, poisoning the
blood of the non-smokers as well as the smokers, and so
polluting the very garments of all present that days are
required to cleanse them ; and oaths and obscenity fre-
quently abound; quarrelling among blatant demagogues
is common, rowdyism prevails in many instances, mid,
take it all in all, the polls are neither a fit place foi wo-
men nor for decent men. For this roason too, many of
the best men either stay away entirely or merely re-
main long enough to deposit their votes, giving up the
control of politics and government largely inlo the
hands of the vicious and unprincipled, the low and the
base.
If these things are necessary, the fact would argue
strongly against having elections at all; for surely men
ought not to be contaminated by such scenes. But how
shall we know that the introduction of the feminine ele-
ment at the caucus and the polls will not revolutionize
these places, until we try the experiment ? It is well
known that the admission of lemale students into our
colleges, as for as it has been tried, has tended greatly to
civilize the rougher Sex ; and why should not Female
Suffrage do for our politics what female education has
done for colleges, where both sexes meet in the recita-
tion room on equal terms? It is not colleges open to
women that have to bear the disgrace attached to such
barbarisms as have recently attracted the attention of
the community in connection with hazing operations.
And there are thousands of respectable, cleanly men,
who are anxiously waiting for the advent- of women at
the polls, that they, the men, may be protected from the
common nuisances which seem to be inseparableas
things now arefr om elections.
When husbands and wives, sons and daughters,
brothers and sisters, go to the polls together, profanity
obscenity and tobacco smoke will beat an inglorious re-
treat, both from the caucus and the polls, and both
places become respectable. c. a. h.
Pefcerbero, N. Y.
Oh WARD AND UPWARD.
Eden Home, Cbalfant, Ohio, Feb. 29, 1868.
Mrs. Stanton : Let us ignore formalities and parade,
and on with the battle against ignorance, error, and
wrong. We have passed the severe discipline of drill
and drum. Now to the open conflict, call the roll.
Where are Greeley and Phillips? Showing the white
feather. They fought well for a season, but could not
endure unto the end. The Revolution was bom to
fight. Will it dare to falter ? Then let it use every
weapon and every strategy. Unmask and fight with a
bold, fearless frontfor humanity. Show uptherot-
teness and corruption in high places. Burst the repub-
lican party into a thousand atoms, rather than allow it
to exist without principles. Party, policy and
expediency have driven all soul-life from the repub*
licans.
The fires of gain, lust, and ambition consumed
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the outraged eoul of the o)d party John Brown origi-
nated. John Browns spirit needs a new body now.
Let's down with the dead body, which in its dying strag-
gles has disgraced its sire, and insulted the intelligence,
morality, and purity of the nation, by offering a stupid,
wine-bibbling, tobacco-simmered sot, without opinions,
as a candidate for the Chief Magistracy of our nation,
only to save the party. Let the party be saved though
the nation be ruined, and Christianity be mocked and
overthrown l
Amid this wreck and ruin will The Revolution
nail to its dag the name of any true man, (yes, or woman),
and prove its dovotion to principle and right, by stand-
ing unflinchingly in defence of principle? If so,
welcome to The Revolution. It not, where is there
one man or woman editor or preacher righteous enough
to do right once in a lifetime? If Stanton and Pillsbury
prove recreant- to such a trust, and indifferent or uh-
equal to such an opportunity to teach this selfish people
one long needed lesson in political ethics, when will
there be one sent of God to do it? Must we waitthrough
other weary years of wrong and suffering for one bold
enough and true enough, to come forth from the womb
of time to rebuke this erring, sensual, selfish nation ?
Thos. W. Organ, M.D.
THE IVY AND THtS OAK.
Will some social seer or statesman please give us the
origin of the above simile ? When Cupid and his mamma
passed through the golden gate into the blissful bowers,
their conceptions of the stately oak, vtith its ponderous,
outspreading branches, must have been very obtuse, or
Eve would not have taken the preliminary step of con-
spiring with the powers of darkness to blast the life of
her natural protector and oust him outside of happiness
and of heaven, i am led to surmise that this grand
similitude, so full of nice distinctions and differences,
did not originate with the trailing ivy apd the supple,
pliant, tottering oak of Eden, which, in a state of tree
agency, seems to have been of a weak and sickly growth
and easily uprooted. If Eve, instead of listening to bad
counsel, had fortified this embryo gem of paradise and
then left it to send forth mental scintillations equal to
her own, one-half of the race might to-day be found in
their proper places in the firmament of intellect and life.
Stranger than fiction is the fact that this protective oak,
buckler, helmet and shield for woman, had not the in-
herent strengti^to pass unscathed through a moral cru-
cible ; but has come down to ns through the ages, as
yielding to comparative weakness, instead of shielding
the tender ivy from the life-blasts and storms of late.
To drop figure and fancy, there are, at the present mo-
ment, life-like realities of the ivy and the oak. By the
all-potent laws of speial life, which have made us imbe-
ciles, we have been educated to ding to its superior
strength, and left perchance to watch its slow decline,
its fading foliage, until it totters, bends, and finally
breaks, leaving the ivy is its weeds of mourning and woe,
to go forth in quest of help to buffet the wild winds and
stem the tide alone. Watch the isolated, sinewless thing,
winding Its Way through the ranks of Priests and
Levites, in churoh and state, with scarcely a glimpse at
the good Samaritana phrase of humanity as illy adapt-
ed to our Northern clime as tropical fruit. But the ivy
still threads its winding way, sanguine in the belief-
tor so it was rearedthat mental and physical weakness
must look to the great nerve and the mountanious brain
of man for help when help is imperatively needed.
Finally, the ivy soliloquized that this world appeared to
be one grand chain of mountaniou6 cranium*, all drunk,
and chasing each other over ploughed ground, stum-
bling into caverns, every now and then quaking the
very sod underfoot, until the law of gravitation seemed
to be completely annihilatedshe crept noiselessly into
the M Home of the Friendless." Mr. Beecher says that
the Priests and Levites of old were benevolent, reli-
gious men. Would you dare to ask him if they were akin
to those who now stand in full feather under the high
noon of the nineteenth century? I called upon one of
modern type the other day, who counts bis thousands
if not millions, in Northern New York/andfsolicited such
aid as knocks off chains and unrivets fetters and sets
the captive free. Did the benevolent and religious'
man say, that since you need help I will make my grave
forever green; take this purse and carry your project
into execution of trying to help yourself? No, nothing
of the sort. What he should have said he left nnsaid, and
delivered himself thusly: You have my sympathies
and good wishes, but I do not think that we suffer any
more than God intended we should." Seventy-three
winters have whistled their zephyrs through the
leached looks of this u benevolent, religious Levite,
who boasts of the success God has given him, and in re-
turn he doles out a few pennies to help the wild karen,
a few more to help light the conference room, and as
many more into the treasury of the Ladies' Sewing
Society towards a pulpit cushion. This benevolent"
man. can contain the music of his deeds no longer, which
bursts forth Jesus, lover of my 60ul "forgetting that
so tiny a thing could not outlive the slightest rarefica*
Lion 1b mid-air. Or, if it retained its tangibility, where
would be the harvest to reap? Outside garniture reaches
no farther than the river of Jordan ; beyond that begins
the reckoning up of deeds and the meting out of such
treasure to us as we have meted out to others.
J. S. Wi Evans.
WHAT THE WOMEN SAY TO US.
A LETTER FROM FIFTH AVENUE.
Dear Mrs. Stanton : Your journal is to be a success,
judging irom the reception it has met with. I am much
amused to see how completely taken in, I was going to
say, but I will not, because it is not the effect intended ;
but how excessively pleased the male portion of your
readers are with the Financial Department. As my grand-
sons would say, that is a great dodge. And then the grace-
ful way in which you tickle the vanity of the master
sex is equally gratifying to one who knows their weak-
nesses as well as I do, and it is but just that they should
be paid by the women in their own coin. Give the
flattery strong to the men and real plain speaking to the
women, and see. which will bear it best. I have yet tt>
seethe man who could not be cajoled by flattery if he
is weak, or would not act the tyrant if strong,* and I
am glad of'The Revolution," if but for the satisfac-
tion of seeing this portion of humanity given up to your
tender mercies in either direction. I don't want you to
let any malignity nor the semblance of it get into your
paper, but keep it up to the mark of your own high
standard of honesty, especially when writing to the
women. -Use the flattery as the best satire upon the men,
but be true and tender to womens shortcomings and
gust to their virtues.
Yours respectfully, -----
From Hon. Wm. Hay.Until this morning I had not
seen The Revolution," and was pleased to find it
published in convenient form for preservation and bind *
ing. Allow me to congratulate you and Mrs. Stanton
upon its preliminary success, and to hope that it may be
continued till woman enjoy all civil and political rights,
especially'tbat of suffragepreservative of all other
rights.
Please find within $2 for a year, at the expiration of
which my subscription shall be renewed and pre-paid.
Respectfully, ' Wm. Hay.
Saratoga Springs, N. Y., Feb. 26, 1868.
A Liberal Association in Washington.There is one
scientific body at the Capital, the Washington Statistical
Society, of which Hon. Alexander Delmar, Director, of
the Treasury, Bureau of Statisties, is President, Prof*
J. K. H. Willcox, ofthe Howard University, is Secretary,
and Rev. D. B.t Nichols, Librarian of the Howard Uni.
versity and Bureau of Statistics, is Librarian and Treas-
urer," that throws its doors open to women and welcomes
them on equal terms with men. w.
MAY WOMEN PREACH?
John Strickland, a respeotable and serious man, a
local preacher among the Methodists, used to relate the
following anecdote :
In conversing once with a dissenting minister, on
the subject of the ministry of women, he told J. S. that
some time before, he had himself delivered a discourse
against the practice, from that passage : I suffer not
a woman to teach. After returning home he had
occasion to call his little girl to dinner.
She tarried a little, being busied in reading the
Bible.- I asked her why she came not sooner? She
said, *Oh! father, I am reading something so pretty.
What is it? said I. She replied, Paul went into
Philips house, and he had four daughters that did
preariiremarking the word in our version is
prophecy, but I looked, said she, at the Greek, and
found that it should be translated preach.*
The minister added, *1 felt mortified to think that
my own little girl should pull down all my sermon ;
but I perceived my error, and hope I shall never speak
against women's preaching any more.'"Armisteads
Select Miscellanies*
LETTER FROM LONDON.
February 26, 1868.
The Social Science Association (a body of very great
importance over hero, numbering as it does among its
members most of the ablest thinkers and writers of the
time), on the 7th cf December last, formed a Committee
to consider the laws relating to the property and main-
tenance of married womeu. Recently a meeting was
held by the Associatipn to discuss a draft report" of
the Committee so formed. Sir Erskine Perry presided.
The law reformers (among whom the chairman of this
meeting is accounted a notable one), have been striving
to altar the laws relating to married women for some
years past, and their efforts have not been all in vain.
The report commenced by referring to a bill intro-
duced to the House of Commons by Sir E. Perry, as far
back as 1856, at the instance of the Law Amendment So-
ciety. Since then some of its provisions were embodied
in the Divorce aot, but no further action has been taken
iH the matter. Something more would have had to
be done by the Legislature, had not the courts of
equity stepped in to correct the antiquated rules and
hasshness of our courts of law. Equity has long ago
rejected the legal fiction of a married woman having no
personality ; has recognized that a married woman may
possess separate property without disturbing the har-
mony of the married state ; that, having property, she
may dispose of it at her own pleasure ; that she may
make contracts respecting it; and, as a necessary conse-
quence, that she may sue or be sued on her own con-
tracts. After due consideration," say the Committee,
we have prepared a bill," The following are its chief
provisions:
That the act of marriage shall not confer any title to
real or personal estate ; that a married woman shall be
capable of holding, alienating, and bequeathing pro-
perty, and of suing and being sudd, as if she were a
femme sole; that the earnings of a married woman, in
any occupation carried on by her sepaiately from that of
her husband, shall belong to herself; that when a mar-
ried woman dies intestate, her husband shall have the
same share of her personal. estate as such married wo-
man would have of the personal estate of her husband if
he died intestate j that a married woman shall be liable
upon her own contracts, or upon those which she may
enter into jointly with her husband ; that nothing in the
act shall interfere with ante-nuptial settlements and
agreements.
The system in vogue in the state of New York found
great favor with the Committee, who say they would like
to see it tried here. I have given you but a poor idea of
the report, which is a very long document. When it was
read, a debate was commenced by Mr. Frederick Hill,
the Chairman of the Committee. Although there was
some difference of opinion expressed on points of detail,
a resolution expressive of a general' concurrence in the
principles laid down in the reportthat a husband
should not necessarily and as a matter of course have
uncontrolled possession of the property of his wife,
and that ahusband neglecting to support his wife should
be' directiy compelled by law to dcr sowas duly carried.
A notable incident is reported to have occurred at the
Reform Conference held at Manchester, by the National
Reform Union. Many gentlemen known to fame were ,
present, and the proceedings were rather lively through-
out, demands being made for Parliaments to be elected
every three years ; household suffrage for the oounties
the rural parts same as in the boroughs, no distinction!
and the protection of the ballot for the voter. At the
close of the report we have the following choice bit :
A Miss Wilson then moved : that this Conference is
of opinion that any householder rated to the relief of
the poor ought not to be excluded from the franchise.
Mr. Carrier seconded the motion, whioh was supported
by Mr. Jacob Bright, M. P., but after an explanation
from the Chairman as to the rules governing the Reform
Unionwhich rules restrict the suffrage to male occu-
piersthe resolution was withdrawn. Three cheers
were then given for Miss Wilson." Not so bad this.
Miss Wilson must be a* very plucky woman. The press
might have given us a fuller report of the scene. [For
full report see last Revolution."Ed.) Mr. Jacob
Bright steed to the Conference that he had been in
formed by Mr. Lings, of the overseer's office, that un-
der the new Reform Rill there would be about 7,000 fe-
male householders in Manchester, as near as he could
guess. They should follow Lily Maxwells example
when they have a chance.
A few earnest men have recently formed in London a
branch of The International League of Peace, and the
movement promises to grow into a very powerful one
Here are a few of the names of gentlemen that have
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Viotor Hugo, Louis Blanc, P. A, Taylor, M. P., Algernon
Charles Swinburne, and F. Landolphe. Mr. Edmond
Beals is the President, and Prof. Caseal and Mr. T.
GuedeUa, Secretaries. I was present at the first meeting,
when it was proposed to form thie society, and I came
away persuaded that the men who had commenced the
work were eminently qualified as well as determined to
carry it out to a great issue. I now learn that the pro*
vinces are responding to the principles the association
had proclaimed, and branches are being formed in seve-
ral of the chief centres of industry. The work the asso-
ciation seeks to inaugurate is no trivial one ; it is to en-
deavor to instill into the hearts of the peoples, by all
moral and legitimate means, a truer sense of their inter-
ests and their duties than at present exists ; to inaugu-
rate an era of international comity, by teaching nations to
fling away doubts and fears and jealousies, and march
shoulder to shoulder on the glorious path of civilization
and progress.' With seven millions of men in Europe
under arms, the League will have plenty of work to do.
There are branches of this society in France, Germany,
Italy, .and in Switzerland, the headquarters being at
Berne, Switzerland. It is decided so commence a course
of lectures in London, and the following gentlemen are
to he solicited to give one or more each : The Rev. C.
H. Spurgeon, Mr. Algernon Charles Swinburne (the
poet)/ the Rev. Newman Hall, Mr. Goldwin Smith, Mr.
Rogers (Oxford University), Professor Fawcett, M.
Louis Blanc and M. Ledru Boltin. It is thought that
most if not all of these gentlemen will aid in the way
asked of them. I am specially pleased-to see the name of
Mr. P. A. Taylor, M. P., down upon the books of the
League. He is a fine radical and able politician,
warmly in favor of women voting, believing that the
time is not for distant when it will be thought absurd
that one-half of the community should be excluded from
the franchise on account of their sex. When asked to
join the League of Peace, he said that he believed in
it. Peace we must have, even if we have to go to war to
get it. n. x. h.
VANITY FAIR.
What would Bunyan have dreamed over the
following :
Jennie June, in a letter to the Cincinnati Com-
mercial, says :
Musical receptions, or musicale, as they are
familiarly called, are this season very ceremonious af-
fairs, and- require an elaborate evening toilette. No
more washed muslins or second seasop silks, but fresh
failles, with trains two yards long, and waist trimmed
with point lace, or if lighter materials are preferred,
white organdie, puffed and frilled over pink, blue, or
violet silk, and wide Empress sashes, involving the cost
of an ordinary dress.
The constantly-increasing expenditure in dress is a
subject of universal remark. There are no cosy teas,
or parties, or sociables now, at which dress is not
required, and if we go on at this rate we shall soon have
to sleep in puffs and gold powder, and wear white kid
gloves at the breakfast table.
How young ladies manog e, who go to a ball or a party,
a dinner or a reception, every evening, and sometimes
two or three of an evening, is past comprehension, par-
ticularly as white shoes, as well as white gloves, are in-
dispensable, dresses enough so that one may not he
worn more than twice in a season, and a carriage sup-
plied when an escort has been invited. We have heard
of some young ladies whose bills for carriage hire ran
up to seventy-five dollars per month. A heavy item in
addition to their dry goods and millinery bills. No
wonder paler familias .wishes them married, or at least
engaged.
It must not he supposed, however, that extravagance
is confined to women. These expenses are, in a measure,
forced upon them. Every year the requirements of so-
ciety become greater, and the preparations for occasions
of sooial festivity more lavish. Sociables were in-
stituted a few years ago to provide dancing and amuse.
ment6 without the fatigue of late hours and expense of
balls : yet, every meeting of the fashionable sociables is
now, to all intents and purposes, a ball, and requires all
the usual items of dress, carriage, bouquets, and the
like.
At a recent meeting of La Coterie Blanche, in Phila-
delphia, the floor was covered with White satin paper*
marked off in red mosaics, at a cost of threejrundred
dollars. For the decorations, hundred s of singing birds
were provided, and groups of beautiful flowers arranged
between every light. The progr amines w ere printed on
ambb
white satin, arranged in the form of a hook, with silver
edges and ornaments, with groups of white and red
roses and lilies of the valley upon the covers.
CHARACTERISTICS OF AMERICAN
WOMEN.
TRANSLATED FOB THE REVOLUTION.
Under this heading, the Gartenlaube (published at
Leipzig), the widest read German periodical in the
world, has an article written by Col. C. L. Bernaye, of
Missouri, which relates the following :
. . Many hundreds of women were, during
the war, employed in the United States Treasury, to
trim, count, and pack the thousands of millions of notes
emitted by the Federal government as currencyin de-
nominations all the way from five cents to one thousand
dollars. Not one note was purloined ; wnile, with the most
carefully selected corps of male employees, embezzle-
ments of the largest, as well as of the smallest amounts,
would have been of daily occurrence. Stories are told
of wild bacchanals and nightly orgies at the Treasury.
The chastity of those women has largely been impugned :
their honesty has never been cast under doubt.
This fact came to my knowledge, as I was about to
pay off a regiment of Illinois troops stationed at a small
town in Kentucky. All my cut fractional currency was
exhausted; and-1 could not have proceeded with the
payment next day, without previously parceling at least
one hundred of the sheets, containing twenty-five cent
notes each. I chanced to observe a group of school-
children playing in front of my quarters. I called them
in. There were five hoys and six girls. I offered to each
a bran-new ten-cent note, if they would cut up the 100
sheets. They cheerfully consented ; for our young folks
are intent on acquiring money even from the tenderest
age. Thereupon, I seated the boys together, and the
girls likewisegiving to each party 50 sheets. When
they had finished, I set my clerk to count over the pack-
ages. Of those which the boys had cut and tied, but
one of the ten was complete; while from the girls
packages not a note was missing.. One. of the girls was
the daughter of the planter at whose house I had estab-
lished my headquarters. In the evening, I told her the
result of the counting,that one dollar and forty-five
cents were missing, and that this had been purloined
by the boys. At once, the girl darted from the room,
hastened to her playmates, drove them from house to
house, until they found all the boys who had helped to
cut the currency notes, and compelled them to restore
the petty spoil. Eaoh of the boys had appropriated to
himself a few cents. Fairly radiant with inmost satis-
faction, my host's little daughter brought the entire
lacking sum to me on the following mom : < We girls got
it all hack from the boysall but five cents, which my
mother put on.*
After this, I believed the report regarding the hon-
esty of the female Treasury employees. I am firmly
convinced that what here happened on a small scale,
will take place on a great scale whenever women shall
come to share in the administration of public affairs.
The women will oompel the men to a higher probity. It
is a fact that, until within a few sears, the Missouri
Penitentiary contained, among hundreds of convicts, not
one woman. If I recollect rightly, it was in 1858 that
a woman from St. Louis was sentenced to several years
imprisonment for having, in a fit of jealousy, shot her
lover. The Governor at once set her free : The Peni-
tentiary at Jefferson City has no accommodations for wo-
men That the universal disinclination of men to
prosecute and to condemn a woman or girl, bears a part
iu this, is true indeed. But, nevertheless, it is certain
that the women of America have consciences immeas-
urably more delicate in regard to possessory rights, than
the men. The political equalization of the sexes will
elevate the standard of public integrity. Of course,
women will, for a time, imbibe some of the lax princi-
ples of the men ; hut, as soon as the equilibrium is re-
stored, the average condition of the public morals will
assuredly be found to have achieved a vast gain, .
Whats in a Skin.In the court of Special
Sessions one day last week, Justices Dowling and
Kelley presiding, an African was called to an-
swer to a charge of petit larceny, and pleading
guilty, was sentenced to three months in the.
Penitentiary. The next case called was that of
a Celt, also charged with petit larceny. He
also pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to one
month in the Penitentiary.
g^a^gas
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
INTERPRETED AT LASl.
The venerable Thaddeus, whose sirname is
Stevens, has made a discovery. Hi has read
the Declaration of Independence and reflected
upon the subject. He has done more. He has
come to a sincere conclusion. Better
late than never. But hear the venerable
sage: w
Fortieth Congress, Washington, D. C., \
March 11,1868. j
Hon. John W. ForneyDear Sir : I have long, and
with such ability as I could command, reflected upou
the subject of the Declaration of Independence, and
finally have come to the sincere conclusion that uni-
versal suffrage was one of the inalienable rights in-
tended to be embraced in that instrument by our fathers
at the time of the declaration, and that they were pre-
vented from inserting it in the Constitution by slavery
alone. They had no intention to abandon it as one of
the finally enumerated rights, but simply to postpone
it. The Committee on Reooristruedon have inserted
that provision with great unanimity in (he bill admitting
the State of Alabama into the Union. They have finally
resolved that no state shall be admitted into the Union
unless under that condition. I have deemed this notice
necessary that the States now iu process of construction
or reconstruction may be advised thereof.
Yours, etc., Thaddeus Stevens.
Col: John W. Forney, Editor Press.
And Universal suffrage means not quite
half the human race. Such is political misuse
and mockery of language. Should our old Nes-
tor give his Declaration of Independence another
reading, and seventy years more of reflection,
who knows* buthe might reach another sin-
cere conclusion, namely, that if resistance to
tyrants is obedience to God in man, it maybe
not less so in woman. But Mr. Stevenss State
Senate has just voted against even colored
manhood suffrage, more than five to one.
2HE AUTHOR OF SEXOLOGY.
The Chicago Covenant says Mrs. Willard is a
mystic, living apart from the world while living
in it, with intellect oi the loftiest order, and a
moral nature of the highest tone, who sees in
the social disturbances of the present only the
travail throes which shall usher in the good
time coming. Her views are, many of them,
widely different from those generally accepted.
But they are advanced in a most excellent spirit,
not to gain notoriety, not in bitterness, or hos-
tility to the existing order of things, but from
the conviction that she is right. Her recent
elaborate work on the Natural Law of Sex, is
well worthy not the mere reading but careful
study of all who would penetrate the mysteries
of human nature in its relations backward to
the Infinite source of all material, mental and
spiritual being. Some men learned in the sci-
ences question, and it may be justly, a part of
the doctrines maintained or inculcated ; but no
greater mistakes have ever been committed than
by those whose claim to wisdom has been loud-
est and longest asserted, and most profoundly
respected and reverenced by myriads of the hu-
man race.
AH who would reform society, all who would
emancipate the laborer from the capitalist, and
women from the dominion men, should read
this book. Price $2 2B. Published and for
sale by J. R. Walsh of tfee Western News Com-
pany, Chicago, 111., sold at retail by the trade
generally, and at the Banner of Light office,
544 Broadway, New York.
One half of the British revenue comes out of
smokers and drinkers. We should have few
tears to shed if those classes paid it all, m that
country, in tins and every other..
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ELIZABETH CADY STANTON,
PARKER PILliSBUltY,
Editors.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY, Proprietor.
NEW YORK, MARCH 19, 1868.
SOW MAN LEGISLATES FOB WOMAN
AT ALBANY.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE N. Y. LEGISLATURETHE SUP-
PRESSION OF PROSTITUTION.
Mr. Brush, of Duchess, introduced an important bill
this morning, to suppress prostitution in the Metropoli-
tan Police District, and for the better preservation of the
public health 'therein. It is the same bill as was pre-
sented to the Assembly last year by Mr. Jacobs. It was
drawn up by the Boards of Metropolitan Police and of
Health. The first section makes it a misdemeanor, pun-
ishable with a fine ot not less than $100 nor more than
$500, for any person, or their agent or attorney, entitled
to the possession or rente, issues or profits of any build-
ing or part of building in the Metropolitan district, to let,
lease, or in any mapner permit such places to be need as
a bawdy-house, assignation-house, or house of ill-fame,
for any lewd, obscene, or indecent purpose. The other
sections impose a like penalty upon any one who is in
any manner interested in such places. Any person who
shall at any time act or behave himself or herself as mas-
ter or mistress, of having the care or government of
such bouse, shall be deemed to be the real keeper of the
place and be subject to all the penalties therefor. The
Metropolitan Police are to bring all suits to recovor the
penalties. The judgment of the Court is to be con-
sidered a lien on the house and its contents. All leases
for such houses shall become absolutely void. The
police are required to keep a list of all such houses and
their occupants, which list is not to be made public.
The remaining sections of the bill give the Metropoli-
tan Board of Health supervision .over all registered
places of prostitution, and they shall select a hospital
for the treatment of all persons suffering from secret
diseases ; when such diseased persons are taken from
any house of prostitution the keeper of the house is to
be compelled to pay all their expenses and board. The
duties of the Board of Health are similar to those con-
ferred upon the medical authorities in Paris.
This bill, as presented in our daily journals
last winter, section by section, is a disgrace to
the decency and humanity of the nineteenth
century. Before we engraft on this young re-
public the refinements of vice from the effete
civilizations of the old world, we conjure
every legislator at the capital, and every wo-
man throughout the state, to read and ponder
the bill under consideration. Whoever will ex-
amine it carefully, section by section, will find
that it is not a bill to suppress prostitution, but
to legalize it.
It requires every young girl who leads this
miserable life, to register her name in a book,
kept by the police, and thus announce prosti-
tution as her profession. Think of the hard-
ening effect pf this shameless act on the young
victimoft repenting, resolving a better life
never confessing even to herself that she chooses
this means of supportnow compelled by legis-
lators, who should be the protectors of public
virtue, deliberately to admit that henceforth
prostitution is to be her profession. Having
registered her name, she is to be under the con-
stant supervision of a Board of Health, com-
posed of men/ to be watched and kept for the
safety and convenience of the depraved and
licentious of their own sex. The duties of
the Board are similar to those conferred upon
the medical authorities in Paris. What man
who has transgressed the immutable laws of na-
ture, and suffers the inevitable penalties, would
consent thus to register his name, though old in
crime ?
Yet is it nothing to virtuous, healthy, high-
toned women that men come to them from the
by-ways of vice, to poison the family purity and
peace, to stamp the scars of Gods curse on the
brow of infancy, and make lazar-houses of all
our homes? What father in the state of New
York would consent to such legislation for his
young and erring daughter? We ask for all the
daughters of the state the same protection and
consideration that we desire for our own. Let
our rulers consider that to-day they may be-
legislating for the frail ones of their own house-
hold, as it is from the gay and fashionable
throng that vice recruits for its palsied ranks
her most helpless victims.
Moreover, this bill is grossly inconsistent.
Alter legalizing prostitution, registering the
names of its victims, providing hospitals for
their treatment, why make it a crime to rent
them a house where they can follow their pro-
fession ? If the public good requires this an-
nual holocaust of womanhood, why fine those
who keep or let these pleasure palaces for the
accommodation of those who make the laws ?
If our rulers at Albany are to make vice
respectable by legalizing prostitution, affixing
the seal of the state to such a bill of abomina-
tions as the one before us, why suppose that
the medical authorities of New York, the
Board of Health or the Metropolitan Police
(all men of like temptation with our rulers)
will exercise a wise supervision in suppressing
crime sanctioned by the state? Oh! men of
New York, the best legislation you can give us
for the suppression of prostitution is to make
woman independent, educate your daughters
for self-support, make it respectable for all
classes of women to labor, and open to them
all the honorable and profitable posts of life. *
So long as woman is dependent on man, she
will be the victim of his lust. Give a man a
right, says Alexander Hamilton, over my sub-
sistence, and he has a right over my whole
moral being.
Look at the multitudes of young girls caged
in palace homes, enervated and helpless by lives
of ease, luiury and dependence, and wonder
not that when, by a sudden turn in the wheel of
fortune they stand face to face with the steru
realities of life, if temptation comes to them
with gilded hand, they be drawn down the
whirlpool of vice to destruction. But make wo-
man independentmake the mother of the race
dictator, as God ipeant she should be in the so-
cial world, and moral power will hold the ani-
mal beneath its feet. We are living to-day
under a dynasty of brute force. The masculine
element everywhere overbears the feminine,
crushing out all aspirations towards a noble,
generous womanhood. In fact we have no wo-
men ; the mass are monstrosities, but enfeebled
men, reflections of the ruling element, moulded
after the man idea, fitly describe.d by the prophet
Ezekiel as mothers who devour their own
children and sell the souls of men for bread.
For twenty years we have asked the men of
this state to give us the ballot, that great
moral lever by which woman can be raised from
the depths of her degradation and made to
assert herself in the world of thought and ac-
tion. To-day we demand it as the best bill
for the suppression of prostitution that our
rulers can present to the people of this state for
their thoughtful consideration. e. o. s.
Price of The Revolution.Wall street
thinks ten cents too high for single copies of
our paper, and suggests that the sale would in-
crease a hundred fold in that locality at five
cents. We submit that an increase of sales on
those terms is not desirable. But, gentlemen,
at two dollars a year, the regular subscription
price, you would get your papers at much less
than five cents a copy.
WA8HING20N GOSSIP.
Opera-glass in hand, we entered the Su-
preme Court. Having visited in our early days
the French Court of Cassation, the Court of
Kings Bench and the Court of Chancery in
England, and haying associated all our life with
the ablest lawyers in the country, we entered
the august presence of the United States Su-
preme Court with a deep feeling of veneration
and national pride. Here we thought do great
questions of jurisprudence receive their final
arbitrament; here do wise, far-seeing Judges ex-
pound our codes and constitutions and mete
out justice to 30,000,000 of the most civilized
people on the globe. Here have freedom and
slavery been weighed in the scale, and when the
mortal spark of Taney went out, slavery kicked
the beam and justice said liberty to all. With
such reflections we reverently raised pur eyes
to the embodiment of all the majesty and gran-
deur our imagination had pictured. We hesi-
tated to use our opera glass, lest it should
not seem respectful to 6uch dignitaries, and lest
the magnifying and intensifying of snch great-
ness and glory might be death to the gazer.
But whatever is dangerous there is a zest in
doing, and so we looked at the Bench. Of its
personnel, however, we shall say nothing, be-
cause it unsettles the mind of man in the serious
work of life to call his attention to physical
grace, beauty or proportions. We chanced in
a Washington letter not long since to speak of
the preponderance of handsome men in
Congress, and the entire press was all agog for
days on the subject, to the serious detriment of
the graver questions of reconstruction and im-
peachment. Having returned to their legitimate
duties, we must be careful, to say nothing to
disturb the equilibrium of those who now hold
in their hands the destiny of the nation. A
Washington lady, however, remarked to us :
Those Judges on their pedestals look like a
gallery of mummies, just fit to be put in glass
cases and sent over to the Smithsonian. We
were shocked with the^remark,* and sighed to
think how womans respect for masculine pre-
tention is fast passing away. Nevertheless,
there sat the eight, in robes of justice, calmly
contemplating Caleb Cushing, who stood before
them expounding points of law. Chief-Jus-
tice Chase and Judge Nelson shaded their
faces with the printed testimony of Calebs
voluminous points, but with our glass we per-
ceived that their large, soft eyes frequently
wandered from their books to the ladies on the
leit.
Two of the younger Judges seeming a little
restive under an opera-glass inspection, our
companion suggested that she had often felt
the same when male eyes had thus magnified
her beauties and defects, and so seizing the
glass, she too, took a deliberate view.
Judge Nelson mid Chief-Justice Chase honor
the position they hold, hut what shall be said
of the rest ?
Happily for the country, this-ancient tribunal
has by one of its decisions resolved to have as
little to do with reconstruction and other poli-
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better if it would let current politics wholly
alone. Its grave doubts and antique wisdom
are not equal to an unprecedented and extraor-
dinary emergency, whose needs oannot be
measured by rules deduced from the black let-
tered lore of the Feudal system, but whose solu-
tion demands decisive action and common
sense. Let the Supreme Court devote its
somewhat stolid learning to the adjustment of
controversies between its old. acquaintances,
John Doe and Eichard Roe, wherein its wise
saws and modern instances will come into full
play. Taney tarnished its reputation by pro-
x nouncing a political harangue in the Dred Scott
case. Let Mr. Chase and his associates not
drabble their robes in such dirty waters. Let
them reserve to us one department of the gov-
ernment in which the fell spirit of partizanship
shall not'be allowed to thrust its hated form.
Let the Chief-Justice devote his fine powers to
his great tasks, and strive to fill the seat once
adorned by Jay and Marshall. Then shall he
be mors honored and happy than if he stood
four years in the White House as the successor
of Andrew Johnson, dispensing spoils to a pack
of hungry political wolves, who,, even while he
fed them, would turn and rend him to pieces.
* E. C. S,
NEW TORE COMMON SCHOOLS.
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF
PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.
Victor M. Rice, Superintendent of Public
-Instruction, has presented to the New York Leg-
islature his Fourteenth Annual Report. The
statistics compiled with great care and ac-
curacy, embrace much that is of interest
to the people of the entire State.
After many valuable recommendations for
the improvement of our schools, Mr. Rice sug-
gests the following grand progressive step :
The creation of the office of School Visitor,* the
term to be for one year, and the position to be filled
exclusively by women. The trustees of the districts, or
the School Commissioners, may be empowered, in their
discretion to appoint annually to this office three women
residents of the respective districts, who shall be charged
with the following specific duties : 1. To have the care
of the district library and to perform the duties of libra-
rian. 2. To visit the district schools and inquire in re-
lation to the attendance, neat condition, and physical
comfort of the pupils. 8. To seek out truant children
and absentees, and to impress upon them the necessity
of a regular attendance at school; to visit their parents
or guardians, and urge upon them the importance and
value of this attendance. 4. To inspect the condition
of the school house, its furniture, etc., and to report to
the trustees from time to time whatever repairs or im-
provements may be needed. 5. To investigate particu-
1 arly the causes which debar the children of poor pa-
rents from participating in the benefits of the school.
To make an annual report in writing to the School Com-
missioners, and to the trustees at the annual meeting,
stating the condition of the library, the results of their
official investigations and labors, and adding such recom-
mendations as may appear to them advisable.
It is believed, adds Mr. Rice, that twenty or
thirty thousand women, possessing practical sense and
intelligence, and clothed with official authority for the
performance of duties for which they have by nature a
peculiar fitness, would gratuitously accomplish more for
our schools, and for the redemption of idle and truant
ohildren, than oan be secured by the employment of an
army of paid men whose occupations and habits of mind
ore generally adverse to the performance of such du-
ties.
We thank you most heartily, honorable sir,
for your high estimate of womans capacity,
faithfulness and generosity, but why did you
not propose to remunerate her for such ser-
vices? Oh! when will the self-sacrifice and
magnanimity of woman shame man into a more
generous recognition of her virtues!
Having the pleasure of a personal' acquaint-
ance with the Superintendent, we are surprised
at so selfish a proposition coming from so chiv-
alrous a gentleman. We hope he will change his
suggestion somewhat, and urge on the Legis-
lature to give the women of the state a vote on
all school questions. It would be only an ag-
gravation to visit the schools, and see all the
evils of the present system, without the power
to remedy them. We demaud the right to-day
to vote on this whole question of education,to
be superintendent, school commissioner, trus-
tee and visiting committee, and to be paid 'just
the same as man is for our services. Subscribe
at once, Mr. Rice, for The Revolution,that
we may hear no more from you of gratuitous
labor of women.
As these gentlemen at Albany claim to repre-
sent us, we wish to say to them, that instead of
ouilding a new capitol at Albany, we wish them
to appropriate the millions of dollars needful
for that work, to building at least one hundred
new school-houses in this city. Our schools
are all too crowded, teachers overtaxed, and the
health of our children seriously injured with the
impure atmosphere and the long sessions.
The Capitol is large and good enough for the
work done there. The children of the State are
of far more consequence than the tobacco-chew-
ing, whiskey-drinking legislation concocted in
the lobbies at Albany. > e. c. s.
MB. GABBISON.
The Anti-Slavery Standard thi6 week has a
long article from Mr. Garrison, showing most
conclusively that the Jackson Fund was pro-
perly appropriated in applying it to the education
of the freedmen and freedwomen of the South.
It might just' as well have been given to any
republican journal as the Standard, as that pa-
per has occupied no higher ground for the last
two years than the Tribune, Post, or half a
dozen other papers in the country. We agree
with Mr. Garrison that there is no reason for the
existence of an anti-slavery society or an anti-
slavery paper, and we urge Mr. Phillips, as we
have done for two years, to come up higher;
pass from an abolitionist to a statesman; defin-
ing the rights of citizens in a republic ; de-
manding the basis of reconstruction in the
equal rights of all. Let him change the name
of his paper to the National Standard, and with
the broader work, he would not only double his
subscription list iu six months, but write and
bpeak with a new power. He is narrowing the
minds of his followers by his present course, and
making them as bigoted and sectarian as the
church has been in the past. But for his example,
our educated colored men would have occu-
pied much higher ground to-day in regard to
their views on suffrage for women and the
true foundation of the new republic.
E. C. S.
BEHIND TIME.
A widow who has just seen the coarse minions
of the law enter her home and take an inven-
tory of her household goods, writes us the fol-
lowing. She shows that she does not know
how much ground we have gone over in'twenty
years, nor how strongly we have pressed the im-
portance of the very point she never saw until
she felt it in her own case :
Dea3 F biend : * Women's Rights women
do not work at the right end of things; they must edu-
cate the young ladies, make it popular for them to study
the laws of the state of New York, till they know before
they are married what they will be when marriedthat
when married they have lost their identity and their in-
dividualitythat they are classed with infants, idiots and
insane people. Let them buy an Executors Guide, and
take it to school with them and request their teachers to
get up a class, that they can know what the laws are that
selfish men make for them; I have made quite a stir
here since I have been obliged to look into these things
in settling up the estate of my husband. I have said so.
much upon the ignorance of women, and talked so much
with married ladies, that I have had several applications
to lecture in the schools, and as soon aatbe weather is so
that I can go out, and if my life and health are spared, I
shall surely do it. If I had a school as 1 once had, I would
make it the most popular study in it.
Yours, -----
We sent this friend one of our speeches made
on the laws in 1854. > These people who wake up
at the eleventh hour are very apt to think that
those who went before them are not working
at the right end of things.
LETTERS FROM MR. TRAIN.
*****
St. Anns, Blarney, Feb. 26.
Dear Friend: Revolutions number five
and six received, full of brilliant articles. Talk
in Wall street is very spicy. Who is it ? Jack-
son of the Express ? Cornwallis of the Herald ?
Norvell of the Times ? Should say not. Can
it be Clark of Tribune ? Just think of it. Clark
and Brooks were fightingdiamond cut dia-
mondfor two years. I stepped in and settled
it in two days, and the moment I did itrand
got Brooks a Directorship in Union Pacificand
stock in Credit Mobilierhe forgets me in Ex-
press. Who writes the talk in Wall street ? Is
it Melliss of the World ? Cant be Cisco, nor
Hale, but it is somebody well posted. That
alone ought to make a future for the paper.
Glad to see such a splendid subscription list.
P. P. is a steam engine. Those Leaders are
terrible on recreant politicians. Phillipss Stand-
ard articles are milk and water in comparison.
What a sensation Mrs. S. seems to have created
with her Martha Washington curls and black
velvet Train,- bnt it takes Miss A. to bring in the
subscriptions. Dont have too much of Train.
I shall join W. L. G., and shall say drop Train.
Envy hnd ingratitude are mens strong points.
Dont court it by having too much Train. Try
and prevent the radical press from praising me.
It would damage me to have a kind word from
that quarter. My Irish Mends might think I
had sold out. Dont expect anything from the
radicals on woman. The democrats are more
honest. [While out of power.Ed. Bet>.]
Marble is getting to be a pouter in the World,
and he is friendly to the cause of woman.
Europe seems to be more waked up by my
single-handed bombardment of England than
America. See the French L- Annee lUustriee,
Paris.' Four columns on Train and woman with
a splendid portrait. Where is your French
editor ? The article is spicy. Good bye ; off all
night ride for Dublin and all day for Sligo,
where I am bound to clear Nagle unless the jury
is too closely packed. Kill Banks bill. It.s
aimed against the Irish.
OTool, my Dublin publisher, will send you
next week 1,000 copies of An .American Eagle
in a British Cage ; or, Four Days in a Felons
Cell. By a Prisoner of State."
Sincerely, Gho. Francis Train,
In Court, Sligo, Feb. 29, 7 F. u.
Dear Revolution Number seven awaits
me at Dublin. Universal News, London, copies
several articles from No. Six. The press here


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rather like the Woman Suffrage idea. Tell the
Irish girls that it was a woman who stood by
Larkin, OBrien and Allen.
The Mabobion£6s of Qubensbuby.At the time of my
trial, pays my old triend John Martin, in his letter to-
day, 1 obtained the permission of the noble-hearted
Marchioness of Queensbury to send her tbe amount of
money I bad till then received for the .penny collection.
The amount was £490. What I now propose is to make
up that sum to £500. This £600, added to considerable
contributions already given for relief of the families
whose sufferings were produced by the Manchester
rescue (£100 from the Marchioness of Queensbury and
perhaps £200 more from Manchester and Cork), I pro-
pose for a donation to the families affected by the Man-
chester rescue.
RE-NAGLE.
Packed city, packed streets, packed jury,
packed court. Train shut out. For pro-
ceedings, see World. You have little space
lor long letters : besides P. P., fi. C. S. and S. B.
A. are magazines, museums of unexplored
knowledge. Train in Ireland is ODly a tempor-
ary sensationask Gr. eley. The Londc n Times
copies Greeleys editorial and Marbles of the
World, and Historicus writes an article soft-
soaping Americans, a la Bright Greeley calls
names, a la Garrison. H. G. must send up his
card when I am President The World will be
the great daily organ of the American party,
and The Revolution its weekly organ. I
will have all those prisoners out of jail in sixty
days if my Irish boys will back me up. Dont
allow a new minister to go to London. Let
Adamss seat cool a little. Recall West from
Dublin. He is no American. Gave Nagle to-
day a champagne lunch in dock in open court,
and all dead beat to knowhow it passed the guards.
Dont defend me against attacks of radical
press, or even against their silence. They be-
long to the English party, we to the American
party.
England is learning to respect America, and
if I pass safely'the gauntlet of the assasins I
will show you in London how a live lion faces
a dead jackass.
Sincerely, Geo, Francis Trajn.
Frightful Effeots of Tobacoo.One of the mem-
bers of tbe French Academy of Medicine, in a very
elaborate paper, drawn up with great care, asserts that
"statistics show that in exact proportion with the in-
creased consumption of tobacco is the increase of dis-
eases in the nervous centres (insanity, general paraly-
sis, paraplegia), and certain cancerous affections. It
may be said in reply, that the Turks, Greeks and Hun-
garians are inveterate smokers, and yet are little affected
by these nervous diseases. But M. Jolly accounts lor
their exemption by the fact that the tobacco used by
them is of a much milder form, containing slight pro-
portions of nicotine, and sometimes none at all. Exces*
sive indulgence, therefore, does less harm in this direc-
tion ; and no case of general or progressive paralysis
has been discovered in the East, where this mild tobacco
is in use. M. Hoscan says : The cause is plain enough
and evidently physiological. In all the regions of the
Levant they do not ntoxicate themselves with nicotine
or alcohol; but saturate themselves with opium and
pferfumes, sleeping away their time in torpor, indolence,
and sensuality. They narcotise; but do not nicotise
themselves ; and if opium, as has been said, is the poi-
son of tbe intellect of the East, tobacco may one day in
the West prove the poison of life Itself. It is the nico-
tine, in the stronger tobacco used in England, France,
and the United States, which proves so pernicious ; and
the Frenoh physicians hold that paralysis is making
rapid advance under the abuse of alcohol and tobacco.
America vs. England!The quickest way to
obtain amicable relations between these two
nations is to hurry up impeachment, put An-
drew out and Benjamin in. Then a woman will
rule England and a Womans Rights man will
govern here.
LECTURES OF DR. ANNA DENSMORE
New Yobs, March 18, 1868.
Edilors of the Revolution:
When reading your valuable paper this morning my
attention was specially drawn to twe articles, one en-
titled The One Thing Needful, the other Child
Murder.
In the first article we find these expressions! There
is much, very much to be said to women that cannot be
printed, that must come from thoroughly taught women
to their sisters. And until it is 6&id, and tbe truths
acted upon, the world must continue to suffer. Only
woman can save us.
While inwardly commenting upon the force of the
above quotation it seemed to me that perhaps you might
not be aware that there is a movement now in success-
ful operation in our own city that is destined to do more
for women in tbe way of wide spread physiological
knowledge among them than has ever been accom-
plished.
Dr. Anna Densmore, of onr city, delivered a course of
lectures to ladies, at Bunyan Hall, in the month of Jan-
uary last, which were more largely attended than any
course of scientific lectures on medical topics ever given
in this city.
Many of the teachers in our public schools were pre-
sent, and both principals and subordinates were much
delighted with tbe valuable instruction afforded them.
At the close of the course, Dr. Densmore proposed to
form a class lor teachers exclusively, to qualify them to
instruct young wemen and girls in those departments
of Physiology and Hygiene, that are specially important
to their future as wives and mothers, and in the lan-
guage of your Boston correspondent, to impart that kind
of knowledge that must come from thoroughly taught
women to their sisters. Tis a verity in this connec-
tion that only woman can save.
She should present this topic for our consideration, she
said, because it is the one least understood, and the one
ol all others necessary to be well comprehended in or-
der that the duties and responsibilities of maternity and
child culture should he realized in sufficient force to
compel a radical change in the wifehood and motherhood
of American women.
Further assuring us that it is only in the light of such
knowledge that young women can expect to cope
with tempi ation successfully under all the various forms
in which it is disguised, and that it is only necessary for
women to know themselves thoroughly, in all that per-
tains to the varying attributes of girlhood, wifehood,
and maternity; for true morality to a ttain a sound endur-
ing foundation, against which the artifice of past times
can make but a light impression. And that to ignorance
of the laws that govern her life in all these particulars,
are due the sad advances that Frivolity, Invalidism and
Crime, have made in all communities of women.
I can assure you that we were deeply touched, as well
as interested, by the earnest appeal made to us as teach-
ers to improve the large and valuable opportunities that
our position and extensive intercourse with the young
and others of our sex can command, to carry on the
work of Physiological training on a large and successful
scale.
Every woman physician, she said, should herself be a
teacher, and make it a cardinal rule to spread the know-
ledge she has gained, in reference to the prevention of
disease and the possibility of imparting better constitu-
tions to our children than is now done. But, from the
nature and multiplicity of their professional duties, they
could not as a class be as largely useful in this direction
as they ought and desired to be, unless they could make
available the talent and energy of some other class of
women that could carry on the work continuously, after
suitable preparation, from the point where the woman
physician was compelled by circumstances to relax her
efforts.
She then demonstrated to us in a forcible and happy
way that we were the great connecting link between
woman physicians and the vast numbers that were
perishing from want of ins'truction, and tbe only class
of women that could make such4 knowledge readily and
extensively available,
The class was formed in a few days, and we number
from one hundred and fifty to two hundred, I do not
know the exact number.
The .Board of Education granted us the use of the
main hall of the Twelfth street Public School by a unani-
mous vote, and we are progressing rapidly, to say no-
thing of the engrossing interest with which the entire
subject is invested by Dr. Densmore.
All teachers are cordially invited to partake of these
advantages without money and without price, and I will
add that the hall will seat more than two hundred- In
reading tbe article on Child Murder, I could not re-
press the wish that the whole world could have heard
Dr. Densmorefe remarks at Bunyan Hall upon that
theme. Those who had Hie privilege will never forget the
startling effect of the truths that she revealed relative to
the primitive and ever present vitality of the developing
embryo, as evidenced by the fainting of several self-con-
victed participators in the crime of premeditated ohild
destruction before birth.
And now, I should not be true to my womanly in-
stincts if I failed to write a few of those things that your
Boston correspondent would probably class as among
those that 6bould be taught by wjmen, but not
written.
And I do it, because I am sure that women would
rarely dare to destroy the product of conception if they
did not fully believe that the little being was devoid of
life during all tbe earlier period of gestation.
This was my own impression, and I know that the
majority of women have never had any other opinion.
Tn fact, we have been taught it from our mothers.
But Dr. Densmore demonstrated to us fully and clearly
tbatthe fulfillment of life processes were going on from
the very beginning of embryonic development, and show-
ed us how, step by step, was added bone, muscle and
nerve, and that even before any intimate connection was
made between the little structure and the parent, that by
tbe process of endosmosis an albuminious product thAt
was furnished by the mother was absorbed and nourished
the embryo to the extent of adding to its substance, and
forming distinct enveloping membranes that continued
to develop and remain as permanent structures till the
child was born. And that even before tbe mother could
assure herself that she was to wear the crown of maternity
by realizing the movement4 of the child, that tbe educat-
ed ear of the physician could often distinguish tbe beat-
ing of its heart These are tbe facts that women need to
know.
We have not Buch an amount of inherent depravity,
nor such a degree of reckless daring in our composition,
nor such a deficiency in the motherly instinct and other
elements that go to make up the true woman, as to lead
us into the commission of this most deadly crime
realizing it to be so.-
Give us knowledge before accusing us of crime, and d o
not forget to guage the calibre of our sins by tbe light
furnished to guide us.
Do not tell us that it i6 indelicate to know ourselves,
and then ask us to discharge our responsibilities to our -
selves and our children in a manner creditable to us
and them and acceptable to the Almighty!
Let every God given function be stripped of the mys-
terious mantle with which the darkened mind of man
has eD shrouded it, and we shall no longer, wittingly or
unwittingly, stain our hands with the blood of the inno-
cent A Teacher
MEDICAL COLLEGE FOR WOMEN.
ORGANIZATION OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
At a meeting of the Corporators of the Cleveland Ho-
meopathic Medical College and Hospital for Women, the
following Board of Trustees was appointed : Stillman
Witt, T. S. Beckwith, Bolivar Butts, N. Schneider, M.
D., T. S. Lindsey, Mrs. D. R. Tilden, Mrf. S. F. Lester,
Mrs. Peter Thatcher, Mrs. C. A. Seaman, M. D., Mrs. M.
K. Merrick, M. D., Mrs. S. D. McMillan, Mrs. M. B. Am-
bler, Mrs. Lemuel Crawford, Mrs, Henry Chisholm,
Mrs. G. B. Bowers.
At a subsequent meeting of the Board of Trustees* the
following officers were chosen, s
Mrs. 0. A. Seaman, M. D., President.
Mrs. S. S. Lester, Vice-President.
Mrs, M. B. Ambler, Secretary.
Mrs. S. D. McMillan, Treasurer.
Institutions like the above multiply. We
quite agree with Harper's Weekly that, notwith-
standing the most determined hostility to the
demands of the age for female pbysiciahs, in-
stitutions for their educational preparation for
professional responsibilities are rapidly increas-
ing. The ball first began to move in the United
States, and now a female medical college is in
successful operation in old fogy medical Lon-
don, where the favored monopolizers of physio
and surgery were resolved to keep out all new
ideas in their line by acts of Parliament. But,
the ice-walls of opposition have melted away,
and even in Russia a woman hap graduated with
high medical honors.



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1\EW HAMPSHIRE. WOMEN.
Now is their time to strike for the ballot
Their praises are sung, as we have before shown
more than once,, by almost all the political missi-
onaries who have harangued them, and the rest
of the people in the recent canvass. It is
everywhere admitted that the women there
have all the intelligence and all the interest of
the men in political affairs. Why do they not
then, forthwith, demand their rights a6 citizens?
Many of them pay heavy taxes, and all of them
are amenable to the laws. Who will be first
among them to move in the matter ?
The last witness to the spirit of the women
of the Granite State, was General Cochran, in
his serenade speech at the Brevoort Hotel, on
Saturday evening. Among other good things,
he said:
Whatever may be said of the aotors in the New Hamp-
shire drama, its accomplished result is a theme worthy
of your most vigorous acclaim.
* * * *
The women, even the children, mingled in the wild
debate ; and so every Union man, it may be said, with-
out distinction of age or sex (laughterftook lus place
in the files of the soldiers of the republic. The struggle
was over. Now, my fellow citizens, you doubttess.have
heard insinuated how vigorous- is the curiosity of
women when excited. Well, I assure you that the
curiosity of the good people of New Hampshire, without
distinction of sex, exceeds that of all the women in the
world. It is simply resistless. And when they heard
that their representatives in Congress had impeached
Andrew Johnson there was no restraining their satisfac-
tion. They shoutedwomen and alland they hurraed
and they voted, and last Tuesday they testified to the
people of the United States that there were thousands of
just* such curious people in a majority down iu New
Hampshire.
The women should lose no time in taming all
these commendations to good account. Let
them subscribe for The Revolution, and it
will aid them in the work.
THE ALABAMA CLAIMS.
The following appears in influential English
papers, and may foreshadow the end, if we
should be content with merely pecuniary com-
pensation :
There are so many indications of a change in the
public sentiment on this head, that I should not be sur-
prised one of these days to find the proposition to pay
the Alabama damages off at once, without' any bother
about arbitration and the supposed indignity of such a re-
ference, hastily adopted. Already it is commonly said
amongst merchants that such an outlay would pay itself
in the end. When the independence of the Southern
states appeared, certain to so many of our people, they
would not listen to any remonstrances on the subject of
the confederate cruisers ; but now they think differently,
and are ready to acknowledge that only success could have
justified the lazily displayed. So large a olass look at pub*
lie policy in the light of pecuniary consequences, that
there is a considerable body of men who, out of appre-
hension as to what would ensue if England were en-
gaged in a war, would have us wipe the difficulty away.
That this is the opinion of any of our statesmen, unless
it be of Lord Stanley, I do not suppose, but even amongst
them the desire increases to see the dispute terminated
by a reference rather to moral reasons and national feel-
ing, than to legal definitions and precedents.
Who mat Cast Out Devils.The Church
Union says it cannot see the force of the oppo-
sition to George Francis Train advocating fe-
male suffrage in The Revolution, It cer-
tainly bespeaks a lukewarmness when men or
women refuse to allow any person, however
erratic, an interest in this great theme. When
Jesus of Nazareth found those following him not
of us, he rebuked his fastidious disciples.
Would he not do it now were he here ?
Work iron Women.In answer to applications
constantly coming for agencies for The Re-
solution, I wish to say that well recommend-
ed persons will receive a liberal per centage for
all paying subscribers they may procure. Apply
to Susan B. AnthOny, Proprietor, 37 Park Row.
NEW A UXILIARY IN THE FIELD.
Mrs. Starrett, wife of Rev. .W. A. Starrett,
Old School Presbyterian Minister of Lawrence,
Kansas, has just taken the field in defence of
the rights of woman and of man. The journals
of that State are loud in her praise. The follow-
ing are but specimens:
Mbs. Starrete Leotube.On Thursday evening our
townswoman, Mrs. W. A. Starrett, ^dressed a goodly
audience at Germania Hall, Topeka, on the subjeet of
Men and Women/* The lecture was exceedingly well
written and full of practical thoughts and suggestions
that should arrest the attention of every man and wo-
man in the country. We hope the lecture will be re-
peated In this city and the talented lady have a large
audience. The lecture really contains more merit than
many of the addresses of Holmes, Holland, Emerson
and others, whose great reputations secure for them a
large audience on all occasions.Lawrence Journal.
Kansas is ahead of the world in most Everything.
One of her latest productions is a female orator. The
lady in question is Mrs. Starrett, of Lawrence. The
press of the locality where she has spoken refer to her-
efforts in the most enthusiastic manner. If their gal-
lantry doesn't inspire their criticisms we wouldn't ob-
ject to a visit from Mrs. S. in Leavenworth.Leavenworth
Times.
FIFTH AVER UK
It is gratifying to know that though The
Revolution moves most extensively among the
multitudes of the people, yet.it and the people
too have excellent support and sympathy from
many in the most fashionable walks of city so-
ciety, as witness the following extract: ,
I have just finished reading some of the back num-
bers of The Revolution, which were kindly sent
me. It is the first time I have had the pleasure of see-
ing or reading one of your valuable papers. My sur-
prise and delight were so great, that it was with much
difficulty I restrained*myself from rushing to the office,
and shaking hands with The Revolution all round.
I will try and content myself with adding my own to the
many congratulatians you no doubt have received. I
am proud to think that there are women in America
capable of editing and conducting a paper in so able a
manner.
Women as Type-Setters.The New York
World employs some five and twenty young wo-
men as compositors. The women are paid the
same prices as the men, that is 40c. per 1,000
mls for day work, and 50c. for night. Some of
the women are able to earn from fifteen to
twenty dollars per week, which shows that they
are but little behind the men. It is but fair to
say that this being a trial of but three years,
the women are scarcely out of what in olden
times was called apprenticeship, while some of
the men, with whom they are working in com-
petition, have been many years at the case.
Womans Dress.A clergyman writes from
Iowa to intimate some changes in womans cos-
tume before she can conveniently thread the
mazes of a seat in Congress. He advocates the
Bloomer dress substantially, and believes that,
had it originated in Paris instead of a Cotton
factory, it would at once have been universally
adopted. He does not care that women look
like men somewuat in the dress, because be
says anciently the sexes were not distinguished
at all by the costume, but by the beard.
LITERARY.
We arc indebted to Messrs Moorhead Simpson &
Bond, 60 Duane street, for valuable books, as well as
for tbeir Quarterly Journal of Psychological Medicine and
Medical Jurisprudence. Edited by William A. Hammond,
M.D., Professor of Diseases of the Mind and Nervous
System, in tbe Bellevue Hospital Medical College, etc :
$6 00 per annum. Also for their New York Medical
Journal, edited as above. Issued monthly at $5 00 per
annum. The Medical Gazette, a weekly Review of Practi-
cal Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics: $2 00 in advance.
All tbe above are handsomely executed mechanically,
and undoubtedly to the medical profession are of great
value and interest. A further notice of the books accom-
panying, next week.
The Employments of Women. A Cyclopedia of Wo-
man s Wobk. By Virginia Penny.
This work contains five hundred and thirty-three arti-
cles, over five hundred of which are descriptions of the
occupations in which women are or may be engaged ;
the effect of each on the health ; the rate of wages paid
for those carried on in the United States; a comparison
in the* price of male and female labor of the same kind ;
the length of time required to learn the business fully,
and the time required to learn the part done by women ;
whether women are paid while learning ; the qualifica-
tions needed ; the prospect of future employment in
each branch; and much other valuable information of
like character. In addition are articles on unusual employ-
ments in England, France, the United States, and other
countries; minor employments in the United States,
England, and France.
This work will facilitate parents in selecting occupa-
tions for their children, particularly daughters. It
should be introduced into schools, and a copy placed in
every library. It will aid charitable associations in open-
. mg new avenues for woman's labor. It will give relia-
ble information not to be obtained in any other way.
Every girl and woman throughout the land should own
a copy.
This work has been most favorably and extensively re-
viewed by tbe press both religious and secular. As na-
tional purity depends on woman's independence, and that
can only be seoured by well paid labor, everything that
throws light on this question is of grave importance to
all. We hope women in all parts of the country will
read this admirable work.
Negro and Woman.The Iowa Senate gives women
and negroes tbe right to practice law in the courts of
that state. Women should feel flattered at tne connec-
tion in which radical Legislatures persist in placing
them as to what is called progress."--V. Y. Express.
*
Ah! you forget, Mr. Editor, that tho radicals
are divorcing us now by giving to black men
the crowning right of citizenship, while they
deny it to women. How insulting to put every
shade and type of manhood above our heads, to
make laws-for educated, refined, wealthy women.
Horace Greeley thinks that Patrick and Sambo
would appreciate the ballot more highly than
the women of The Revolution.
The following dispatch appeared in a late
issue of the New York Woiid:
Lock Haven, February 29.
The municipal election held here yesterday resulted in
a grand triumph, every ward going democratic. The
majority for R. R. Bridgers, Mayor, is 193 against 80
last Ml. No recruits here for Geary.
No Recruits Hebe for Geary.If this be
true, we think it would be safe to say that not a
corporals guard ever left Lock Haven for the
war.
Worcester, Mass., is holding a series of dis-
cussions on the topic of Female Suffrage, or
the enlargement of womans legal and politi-
cal rights. The first was held last week on
Tuesday evening, at Washbume Hall, and was
fully attended. Hon. Henry Chapin presided.
In Reading, seme state, Misses Anne E. Apple-
ton, Emily Ruggles and Ellen M. Temple have
been elected on the school committee.


172

NERO ON WOMANS RIGHTS.
ON READING MISS ANNA DICKINSONS LATE LECTURE
ON IDIOTS AND WOMEN.
Awake, man! Arouse! Be up aud about,
Your ear and assistancea womans got out!
Not out of our laws, this you need never tear ;
Simply out of her head, and out of her sphere.
The case, as I read it, is something like this.
A certain Miss Dickinson, a masculine miss,
It seems has been thinking 'till shes thofc thro the
fence
Thai women constructed some centuries since ;
And to turn from its gossamer texture her view,
And thnl venerative woman might always be true ;
We nailed o'er her shrine, where we knew she must see,
The Magical Scare; He Shall Rule Over Thee 1
And the worst of it is shes not only gone through,
But Im really afraid the rest will go too
For no sooner thro, 'mid our fruit (generous soul),
Than she passes it 'round, like her mother of old.
Tie true shes by no means the first to break in
Since her old mother did, (and caused all our sin
All our wars, and murders, and our domestic strife
In particular; with which all our world is so rife);
Oh no, not the first, for Im sorry to say
Theres Mrs. StantoD, Miss Stone, and Miss Anthony
aye,
And a long list of others; who've ventured to think,
Till in spite of the Parson, theyre as firm as a Sphinx.
But Id thot that our jeers and intentional slights,
Would use up with their lives what they call womans
, rights,
But judging from what I have seen and have read,
I very much fear that theres mischief ahead,
For theyve moved to the centre their Queen, I expect
Not many moves hence, to hear them cry, check!
Yet I hope with our Bishops, or treacherous Knights,
To capture their Queen ; then good bye. Womans Rights
Until after election, when if God Grants us the game,
Well play them our Pawns against their Morphy or
Train.
Still what I most fear is that balance of power
Which their friends must soon hold. Ah! then should
that shower
Unite with the storm of our foes and break loose,
I'd hoar them exclaiming, now Nero, you goose,
You just takes and bags your fiddle and goes,
Other hands are preparing to handle the beaus.
No I hoi this shant be! Any party would sink,
With morals to breathe, and no whiskey to drink.
At least theres no call for such sacrifice now,
And never will be, unless we allow
These strong-minded women a vote. Then, adieu
To our little shortcomings; and liberty too!
Yos, Liberty, Such as our Foie-fathers sought
When they west to the field, and suffered, and fought;
While their dutiful wives staid at home and vspun
yarn,
And fought off the Indians, aud took cares the farm,
And kept clothed the army, and kept it fed too,
Thus both suffered alike for our Bed White and Blue/
That the army went hungry, and ragged, I own,
But then theyd as good as their wives had at home.
But from history leally tis needless to quote,
This suffices our claimthey wemfc suffered to vote.
So Id say to Miss D. and the resttake your cue,
Act your part in our farce, these be models for you.
But Ill say no more now lest the vixens be vexed,
And make us more trouble. Adieu till my next.
Is it So?We have not seen the new Con-
stitution of Arkansas, but the New York Atlas
says:
The Constitution framed by the Reconstruction Con-
vention in that state enfranchises women and negroes,
and makes* both competent jurors. There is therefore
every reason to believe that the experiment of the poli-
tical equality of the sexes will soon be tried on a some-
what extensive scale.
Since the aoove was in type an official copy
of the Arkansas new Constitution has come to
hand, defiled by the word male and cognate
terms, from beginning to end.
We had overlooked the fact that at the late
election in Kansas the Womans Suffrage
amendment received majorities in three coun-
ties, viz: Woodson, Cherokee and Ottawa.
Honor to whom honor is due.
The Way the Money Goes.A Washington
correspondent says Mrs. John Morrissey, wife
of the M.C., who is a large fine looking woman,
was sitting in the gallery of the House of Re-
presentatives, not long since, dressed in a com-
plete suit of crimson, and blazing with diamonds.
One who professes to know, said she displayed'
twenty-five thousand dollars worth of these
precious gems. Her private coach and harness
make a magnificent establishment. The har-
nesses are gold and silver mounted, and cost
$1,000 ; the coach, a clarence C spring, isrichly
trimmed with gold, silver and silk, and cost
$2,000, with horses proportionally valuable.
The turn out as a whole might do for royalty
itself. In addition to this, Mr. Morrisseys son
has a little stallion not much larger than a Shet-
land pony, that is a marvel of beauty, and can,
it is said, trot his mile in 2.40.
Too Hard.An English paper says a poor
widow at Exeter, with three little children,
going to market to sell three pennyworth of
greens, was called on for three half-pence toll to
the market lessees. She refused to pay it, be-
cause she couldnt do it without depriving her
children of their scanty breakfast, but she
offered a penny, which was refused.. The magis-
trate sentenced her to thre3 days imprison-
ment and sent her children to the workhouse!
There are too many similar cases reported in
the English journals for comfortable reading.
The following lines appeared in the Liberal
Christian:
We gladly concede the eminent abilities of Mr. Phil'
lips, who is now not only the leader of that society
(anti-slavery), but, would seem is the society itself, and
about all there is of it; the Standard which is its organ
gets all its wind from his lungs,-and at best, faintly and
feeblj' echoes his words, wishes and tones.
Mb. and Mrs. Greeley.A day or two after
Mr. Greeley delivered his report against Wo-
mans Suffrage in'the New York Constitutional
Convention, Mrs. Greeley sent up a petition,
headed by herself, from the ladies of her town,
demanding the ballot. How ungallant you
were, Mr. Greeley, not only to your wife, but to
the thousands of other fair ladies that followed
her example!
Impossible.The papers say that a number
of the female school teachers at Riverhead,
Long Island, have been arraigned before the
committee for smoking pipes during school
hours.
The bill submitting to the people of 'Wiscon-
sin an amendment to the constitution, confer-
ring suffrage upon females, has been indefinitely
postponed in the State Assembly. But the
people there, especially the women, have not
postponed it.
One of the saleswomen at Queen Augustas
fair in Berlin was Countess Yon Seydewitz,
whose charms were so powerful that she ob-
tained two hundred thalers for a cup of choco-
late presented by her fair hands.
At a Fenian gathering in Cranston, R. I., a
colored man, a veteran soldier, requested to be
enrolled among the fighting members. A vote
was taken, and the patriotic African was elected
amid great enthusiasm.
A Wise Father.A friend from western New
York, writing us, says :
* * I forgot to tell you that has taken his
oldest .daughter (14) into his office as errand boy and as-
sistant in copying and filing letters, etc., etc. So far she
does very well, and enjoys it, and some of the conserva-
tives applaud and say they are glad to see it, just right,
etc., etc. thinks she learns fast and w&Aes she was a boy.
Of course he does. Her health is delicate. So it may
not be a successful experiment in her case, except so far
as example goes, but the exercise and occupation and re-
sponsibility may all go to strengthen her constitution. I
think her parents deserve credit for the experiment at
least. Yours, -------
Road to Reconstruction.A Short and Easy Road
to Reconstruction occupies a column of the New York
Times. The shortest road to reconstruction we know of,
is not exactly practicableit being to send Andrew
Johnson to kingdom come.Rochester Democrat.
A shorter, safer aud surer road to reconstruc-
tion is to make every citizen of the republic
the peer of his neighbor, by declaring Univer-
sal Suffrage from Maine to Louisiana. Dis-
franchising rebels and impeaching Presidents
may do for emergencies, but what we need to-
day is to lay the foundations of our government
broad and strong on the eternal principles of
justice, equal rights to all. This is the per-
manent lasting work. While politicians attend to
these transient matters of making and unmak-
ing Presidents, let the people wisely learn the
art of self-government.
The Revolution.The Minnesota Free
Homestead says truly that the Womans Rights
paper is mairing itself unusually interesting to
the Bulls and Bears of Wall street, in New York
City. True, we show and ctaim that men
gossip more than women.
Mrs. Elizabeth Darragh has been appointed
Inspector of tobocco, and snuff, and cigars, in
the Fourth Indiana District, as successor to her
late husband. This is the first appointment of
a woman in the Internal Revenue service out-
side the Bureau.
Mrs. F. E. W. Harper, the eloquent and lady-
like, but slightly colored, speaker, of Boston,
was put out of the street cars in Richmond, Va.,
the other night in a severe rain. The dragon of
colorphobia dies hard.
OUR AGENTS.
Mbs. R. B. Fischer, 923 Washington si, St. Louis, Mo.
Mrs. A. L. Quimby, F. O. Box 117, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mbs. H. M. F. Brown, Chicago, 111.
Mbs. G. L. HildbrbbAnd, Fond Du Lac, Wis.
Mrs. Julia A. Holmes, Washington, D. C.
Miss Maria S. Page, Lynn, Mass.
C. A. Hammond, Peterboro, N. Y.
Mbs. L. P. Kelsey, 329 Hudson st., N. Y. City.
Jessie R. Tilton, Worcester, Mass.
Mbs. M. H. Bbinkebhoff, Utica, Mo.
Mbs. O. Squires, Utica, N. Y.
Mbs. J. A. P. Clough, Providence, R. I.
Mrs. E, P. Whistle, Groton Bank, Conn.
Mbs. B. S. Tenney, Lawrenoe, Kansas.
Mbs. Laura A. Berry, Nevada.
Mrs. Geo. J. Martin, Atchison, Kansas.
Hon, S. D. Houston, Junction City.
Mb. J. Burns, No. 1 Wellington Road, Camberwell, Lon-
don, England.
Mbs. e. a. Kingsbury, Iowa.
Mrs. L. C. Dundobe, Baltimore, Md.
Abas H. D. Mahoney, Quincey, Ills.
Mbs. Geo. Roberts, Qssawatomie, Kansas.
Mbs. M.A. Newman, Binghamton, N. Y.


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

Financial and Commercial.America versus
Europe Gold, like Greenbacks for Money. An American System
of Finance. American Products and Labor
Free. Foreign Manufactures Prohibited. Open
doors to Artisans and Immigrants. Atlantic
and Pacific Oceans for AMERICAN' Steam-
ships and Shipping. New York theFinandaX
Centre of the World. Wall Street emancipated
from Sank of England, or American Cash for
American Bills. The Credit Fonder and Credit
MobUier System, or Capital Mobilized to Re-
suscitate the South and our Mining Interests,
and to People the Country from Ocean to Ocean,
from Omaha to San F'andsco. More organized
Labor, more Cotton, more Gold and Silver
Bullion to sell foreigners at the highest prices.
Ten millions of Naturalized Citizens DEMAND
A PENNY OCEAN POSTAGE, to Strength-
en the Brotherhood of Labor. If Congress Vote
One Hundred and Twenty-five Millions for a
Standing Army and F'eedman's Bureau for the
Blacks, Cannot they spare One Million for the
Whiles?
THE REVOLUTION.
NO. XI.
Talk among the Brokers in Wall Street*
The talk in Wall street is full of excitement this week ;
that Drew and his gay and festive party at Taylors Hotel,
Jersey City, are turning wall street upside down by lock*
ing up any quantity of greenbacks, and issuing any quan-
tity of new Erie certificates. The talk is, who are in
Drews ring? groesbeck a co.
say they have nothing to do with it; that if they do have
$3,650,000 lying idle when money is worth 7 per cent, in
gold, and X per cent, per day, it is because the money Is
their own, and they have a right to do with it what they
please. The talk is, had .
CLARE, DODGE & CO. ANYTHDfG
to do with it ? and was it Drew's money that they
EMPLOYED BEN CARVER
to lend at the cheap rates of 7 per cent, and % per cent,
per day ? The talk is that the Vanderbilt party hold over
200,000 shares of Ride; that they are prepared to buy up
to the extent of 100,000 shares, and that they are bound
to obtain control of the company. The talk is, what will
be#ie
FINAL ENDING OF THE CLIQUES?
When will the banks and money lenders want their
money ? When will the public buy their stocks ? And
if the public dont buy, what then ? The talk is about
the report of .
ALLAN MLANE, PRESIDENT OF PAdFC MAIL,
and his modest appeal to the stockholders for their
proxies to vote for him and his small salary of $26,000 in
gold per year! The talk is that he had better look after
the companys affairs and Webbs opposition ; that the
stockholders of Pacific Mail dont see that Allan McLane
and his policy are quite as profitable and necessary to the
company as he seems to think, and that at the next elee-
tion for directors it is quite possible that he and hia
party will be requested to take their valuable services
elsewhere. The talk Is that
UNCLE DANIEL SEEPS THE BOYS
lively at Jersey City by telling then anecdotes of Us
early life, when ho used to
SIu ifwolutiou/
BRING CHICKENS TO MARKET
and sell them, and speculate in lottery tickets with the
profits: that Uncle Daniel told them, with great gusto,
the story of the two darkies who were robbing a hen
roost;
SAMBO AT THE TOP OF THE LADDER
was twisting the chickens necks and hapding them down
to Jim, who jammed them into a sack. When the sack
was nearly full Sambo made a dead halt, and, with an
expression in his countenance like Uncle DaniePs when
he has stuck the street and knows it, he sung out:
Jim, iny belubbed brudder, dis ere is stealin* and a
great sin." To which Jim made a somersault like
HIS NAMESAKE, JIM FISK,
when performing in the circus, felt around his throat to
see that the rope was not there, and, looking fiercely at
Sambo, said : Oh, hush up, da* am a great moral ques-
tion.hand down de chickens. Uncle Daniel laughed
so heartily after telling this story that he came near hav-
ing a fit of apoplexy, and
JIM FISK MADE FACES AND GRINNED
and sung out, with his hands in his pockets, hullo
here, Sam, till the old man asked him to be still, or he
would kill him dead with laughter. The talk is that
when Jim Fisk told Uncle Daniel that he had helped him-
self to a boat and rowed across the river, that Uncle
Daniel told him that he had better look out, that Judge
Barnard would have him up as a river pirate. The talk
is the great banquet given at Delmonicos in 14th street
by the
CLIQUE LEADERS TO TONY MORSE.
A
The talk is that Tony Morse sent a rasping letter to "The
revolution, requesting it not to use his name in the
paper. "The Revolution tells Tony Morse that he
needs a little scourging, along with the rest, but for all
that he is, according to all accounts, the
ABLEST AND MOST STRAIGHTFORWARD CLIQUE
T.F.ATVEVR
that Wall street ever had; that he never took up any
railroad stock without first examining, critically, its re-
ceipts, expenditures and probable futuie, and thathe cuts
everything sharp and
CLOSE, A LA COMMODORE VANDERBILT,
that when he has thus examined the ground carefully he
then looks about to see where he can make some money
out of it. "The Revolution has to acknowledge
that all
TONY*S RAILROADS ARE PROSPEROUS ;
that they evidence his sagacity, and have become favorite
permanent investments; that the public always believed
in Tony, as he has made a practice of never deceiving
them in the slightest, which is
MORE THAN JEROME, BILLY MARSTON
and the other used up clique leaders can say. The talk
is that the
PUBLIC BELIEVE IN TONY NOW,
and that more people will go into his operations than
into those of any other ten men in the street combined.
" The Revolution says this much in justice to Tony,
but on the other hand, he must not get so out of temper
with "The Revolution because it cannot tell the
names of all those who write the Talk Among the
Brokers," and Tony must not get mad if The Revolu-
tion scores him for his faults, which he has, like every
other man on earth.
THE GLXQUE LEADERS GREAT BANQUET AT DEL*
-MONICOS IN ldTH STBEET ON THURSDAY,
MARCH 12TH.
GORGEOUS EMBLEMS FOR THE OCCASION.
AARON AND THE GOLDEN CALF.
TETE DE VEATJ EN TOBTUB, OB CALFS HEAD IN A
STEW.
A WHITE ELEPHANT WITH BRUNETTE HAMILTON AS
THE DRIVER.
A BOA-CONSTRICTOR GORGED WITH FLANNEL BLAN-
KETS.
HOES STEAM PRINTING PBESS TURNING OUT ERIE
CEBTIFCATES.
LIVE EELS IN A TUB OF DRY SAND.
TONY MORSE'S SPEECH.
At six oclock the guests began to assemble, and Tony
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Morse punctual to time was there to receive the congratu-
lations of his numerous friends who all expressed them-
selves highly delighted to see the great Rook Island
leader. The olique leaders were not in very buoyant
spirits, but were simply "as well as could be expected
under the circumstances. At the given signal all re-
paired to Delmonicos long room looking on Fifth
avenue, where abundance of flowers and the quaint em-
blematic designs which ornamented the table and typi-
fied the
GORGED CONDITION OF THE CLIQUES AND THE LIVE
EELS DI SAND THE STREET,
amused Ton? mightily and caused the clique leaders to
smile grimly as they viewed the
GORGED BOA-CONSTRICTOR, WHITE ELEPHANT, *
and the other things which reminded them of their own
unhappy condition. Tony Morse was asked to take the
chair, and his warm friend and supporter from Broad
street who agreed to carry Northwest common for him
two years ago, and did
CARRY IT FROM ONE TO THREE MINUTES
on all occasions was the vice. The champagne was iced
to a charm, the dinner was well served, especially the
"piece de resistance" "Tete de Veau en tortue or
" calls head in a stew which Tony thought
EXCELLENT FOR EVERYBODY EXCEPT
himself. The clique leaders enjoyed it hugely and re-
marked to Tony that the taste was quite familiar to
them. Tony said that "he shouldnt wonder." After
dinner there were loud calls tor Tony who rose amidst
immense cheering and terrific yells from the clique
leaders, first draining a goblet holding nearly a quart of
cream and commenced by saying
"MY BELOVED FRIENDS IN A FIX,
it is a good rule in making a speech first to know what
you are talking about, mid you know I know your con-
dition to a dot. Secondly, who you are talking to, and
dont I know yon all like a book, and then to pilch square
into the subject and express it as tersely as possible and
finally to stop short when you have finished your story.
I regret that Uncle Daniel is not here this evening, as
his
AIDE DE CAMP NAPOLEON BURR
tells me that he has gone on a pilgrimage to Jersey City
for the benefit of his soul, whioh was suffering from the
contamination of contact with the wickedness of New
York, more especially that of the
SUPREME-COURT AND JUDGE BARNARD.
The pure*breezes of the Jersey swamps were needed to
refresh Uncle Daniel's soul, and exercise in the Long
Dock to recruit his body. My fliend Napoleon says
the old mans spirits are cheered by the presence o the
dear
BOY JEAMES WHO PERFORMS THE TRICKS
and grimaces of his younger days in the eircus ring
and that when be was tired Napoleon threw himself into
some of his finest attitudes for the amusement of the
old man. However, as
DREW IS SHORT OF ERIE, *
and carrying nothing but spondullx, his presence at this
meeting is not urgent. My friends in a fix," from the
unusual couretsy extended to me and your liberal dona-
tions of money, I can only infer that my presence is re-
quired here this evening to
IMPART A SECRET
to a large number of lry wealthy friends who have
bought indiscreet amounts of stocks athigh prices. That
secret is how to make the public buy their stocks before
the
INEVITABLE PRESSURE FOR MONEY
that must come upon Wall street sooner or later, either
from a sound or unsound state of the country. Without
doubt you already divine that parties who have made
heavy loans to yon dont intend to let them stand for
ever. Human nature must close up things every little
while. The
SECRET FOR SELLING YOUR STOCKS
to the public is to make them worth what you ask for
them. Then you can say boldly, we give you your full
moneys worth and look what an investment it is 1 With-
in the last twelve month's over a million people have
come from abroad to settle in this country, and most of
them are able to hear children. See bow they will scat-


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ter over, the country and multiply and increase in it.
Look at the
ENORMOUS SUM OF MONEY
they pay to the railroad companies for their own trans-
portation ; think of the number of chemises, petticoats,
corsets, balmorals, shoes, stockings, dresses, baby-
jumpers, bonnets, and for the men, boots, stockings,
drawers, undershirts, shirts, vests,pantaloons, overalls,
coats, overcoats, hats, groceries,
WHISKEY, BUM, GIN AND TOBBACCO
that these people will requite a year hence, when they
become institutions in the country l Think of the money
they will pay to the railroads for transporting these ne-
cessities to naturalized citizens in a free country. Then
when you have pictured all this to the glowing imagina-
tions of the public you can then tell the people that they
cant pass through the
DEFENCELESS HOURS OF THE NIGHT
without rising richer from the increased value of your
property. Then when you look three years ahead and
estimate what four millions more of emigrants from
Europe are going to do for these stocks we want to sell
you, why, my friends, the
PUBLIC WILL JUMP AT YOUB STOCKS
and everything will be lovely ** and the bank balance
will hang high. Loud and prolonged cheering here in-
terrupted Tony, and bouquets, sugar crusted meringues,
charlotte russes, and everything that could be consid-
ered complimentary were thrown at Tony, who acknow-
ledged them all with his usual smiling good nature.
Here an old gentleman rose after five or six ineffectual
attempts to stand up, and a a id that he was the principa
director in
uncle Daniels methodist seminary,
aud he thought that little chap at the head of the table
was too tight to make a speech even if he knew how, but
he continued o say, notwithstanding I am no railroad
man, I must say that Tony, as you call him, has got a
BUSHEL OF BRAINS AND SENSE
and I 4m going to knook Uncle Laniers principles all to
Winters when I get home, I don't care if Uncle Daniel
was here to hear me say so. I am going to adopt the
principles of thatere young man, because in doing so
I CAN SELL
as you call it as many educations as this country will
require for the populations (tremendous cheering with
disrespectful exclamations that sakes alive, Uncle Dans
old pop gun knows how to talk.) Here Tony resumed
by calling, in a
STENTORIAN VOICE, FOR HENRY KEEP
'to wake up. Keep did wake up as requested and replied
slowly in words that dropped out like treacle from a bot-
tle. I want a sleep. I was only a thinking how I could
make North Western worth what it is selling for 1 Tony
replied,
KEEP, YOU JOLLY DOG,
Ill tell you how to do it; discharge that slobbering real
estate genius, your President, from a
DEN IN THE LAND OF OG. MB. W. B. O.
whose bad example permeates down through every offi-
cial to the last brakeman on the lineget rid of the bal-
ance of your dried up collection of old fossils unless you
want them to buy more bonds to pay for such roads as
the Winona and St. Peter. Complete your
MADISON BRANCH TO WINONA.
Help along the St. Paul and Chicogo road to Winona and
you will be then, for the first time the Chicago and North
Western Railroad Company. Work your road with more
system. Economise by discharging your pension clerks,
the salary of one of whom is equal to that of three men
to improve the track, curtail your expenditures with the
greatest care, and you will then find your earnings run
up to $21,000,000 per annum with a percentage of ex-
penses that will make you thank no one to offer you
130 FOB YOUR COMMON AND PREFERRED SHARES.
It will take a little time to do this, Henry, but it is all in
the pins. I know these notions are not popular with
such men as Rufus Hatch & Co., Fisk & Belden, and
others of light mercurial temperament, from the fact
that they
company in possession of an amount of land that, if
properly sold, would aggregate a sum of money equal to
double the cost of the whole line and will make
. ROOK ISLAND STOCK WORTH DOUBLE,
or 200 in the market all the time. This so.rt of work of
making railroads so valuable that capitalists buy them
up for investment, dont suit this class of gentlemen,
because these stocks will he taken out of the market for
investment like Fort Wayne, and they would lose some
of their best footballs. Now, my friends in a fix, who
are
CARRETING SUCH HEAVY LINES,
you may depend upon it you must have customers for
them by and by. May be Im mistaken in these prices
and that you can really induce the public to take them,
but nevertheless I think Im right. At all events, mark
your stocks as higb as you can reasonably; take off your
coats and instead ofhanglng about Broad street to know
the price every five minutes 'go to work in your
SHIRT SLEEVES, LIKE COMMODORE-VANDERBILT,
to improve the value of your property. When that
value has reached your figures rest assured you can gull
the public to any extent. If you try any other plan you
will kill confidence and you will
ALL GO TO ETERNAL SMASH
together, clique leaders, banks and money lenders in
one pile sooner or later. Saltpetre, whiskey treating and
champagne dinners cant save you. Here Tony ended
amid applause of a terrific character unparalleled by
anything on earth excepting the Irish enthusiasm and
hilarious cheers to our
IRREPRESSIBLE FRIEND GEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN
out of prison. The entire board of Rock Island direc-
tors rushed up and embraced Tony with the bug of
young bears and almost squeezed the breath out of him.
They all said that they could think what Toney said but
they could not say it or write it, and thats what has
BOTHERED THEM AND THE COURTS
all the time. AU the clique leaders then rushed up to
him in their turn and shook Tony warmly by the hand,
though many seemed to chink they had a difficult task,
yet they swore they would follow his advico to the letter,
as in the short time he had been speaking they were
fully convinced there was no other way for them to get
out of the
INFERNAL SCRAPE THEY WERE IN
and stick the-public.
Want of space compels us to leave until the nextnum-
berofTHE Revolution the further details of what
took place at this interesting banquet with the consulta-
tions of the clique leaders, with Tony Morse, about a
general programme for roping in the public under the
auspices of
THE NOBLE AND ANCIENT SOCIETY FOR THE CEN-
TRALIZATION OF THE GREENHORNS SPONDULIX.
THE MONEY MARKET
was stringent in the early part of the week, owing to the
locking up of greenbacks by Mr. Drew and his brokers,
and for several days 7 per cent, in Currency was the mini-
mum for call loans, and a commission of % per cent,
per day was paid and 7 per cent, interest in gold. On
Friday, however, rates relaxed, and first class borrowers
were supplied freely at 6 to 7 per cent., the lower rate
for Governments. Mr. Drew withdrew about $6,0C0,-
000 from the market in the early part of the week, but
on Thursday and Friday it is said he bought 7-80 notes
to that amount for the Erie railroad company, which
had the effect of making the money market easier and at
the same time advanced the prices of all Government
bonds. The weekly bank statement reflects these opera-
tions of Mr. Drew in the decrease of $6,548,610 in depos-
its. The following is a statement of the changes in the
New York city bonds compared with the preceding
week.
Loans,
Specie,
Circulation,
Deposits,
Legal tenders.,
March 7th
$289,156,636
20,714,233
34,153,957
207,737,080
57,017,044
March 14th Differences.
$266,816,034 Dec. $2,340,602
19,744,701 Dec. 969,532
34,213,381 Inc. 59,424
201,188,470 Dec. 6,543,610
54,738,886 Dec. 11,273,178
PITCHED INTO ROOK ISLAND
for obtaining money enough, certainly in a very sound
and complete way to finish their road to Omaha, thereby
increasing their earnings enormously and putting the
THE GOLD MARKET
was weak and declined throughout the week.
The fluctuations in the gold market for the week
were as follows ;
Opening. Highest. Lowest. Closing.
Saturday, 7, 141% Ul% 140% 140%
Monday, 9, 140% 140% 139% 140
Tuesday, 10, 140 140% 139%. 130%
Wednesday, 11, 139% 139% 139% 139%
Thursday, 12, 139% 140% 139% 139%
Friday, 18, 139% 140 139% 139%
Saturday, 14, 139% 139% 138% 139%
Monday, 16, 139% 130% 139% 189%
THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET
is dull and weak, owing to an increased supply of pro-
duce bills and a decreased demand. The quotations are
109)£ to 108)4 for banters 60 days sterling bills, and
sight 109)4 to 109)4, ad francs on Paris long 5.16% to
5.15% and short 5.14% to 5.13%. The produce exports
for the week are only half the amount of last year being
$2>674,$45 in currency, equal to about $1,800,000 In gold,
against $4,563,354 in gold merchandise imports. The
produce exports since January 1st are $32,467.174 in cur-
rency or about $22,700,000 in gold and the merchandise
imports are $45,848,650 in gold. This excess of imports
$23,000,000 in gold beyond produce exports, is settled in
part by $14,187,738 specie exports, leaving a balance of
about $9,000,000 in gold to be settled by the remittance
of bonds or specie.
THE RAILWAY SHATtP MARKET
was heavy and unsettled by the fluctuations in Erie,
which ranged from 79 to 71%. Mr. Drew and the man-
aging directors of the Erie Railroad Company, have es-
tablished themselves at Taylors Hotel, in Joreey City,
for the purpose of evading the laws of the State of New
York. The demand is increasing for the shares of the
Western railroads, owing to the steady increase of their
receipts, and their low prices compared with the Vander-
bilt stocks. There Is quite an active movement in the
common shares of Toledo, Wabash and Western, for
which, it is said, both the Drew and Vanderbilt parties
are. contending for the control. The building of the 100
irriiftB from Toledo to Akron, would give the Toledo and
Wabash a direct communication with the Pennsylvania
Central to New York, as well as over the Erie and New
York CentraL The steamship company's shares. Pacific
Mail and Atlantic Mail are heavy, owing to the Sheriff's
sale at ruinous prices of the steamships belonging to the
New York Steamship Company. Canton is steady. The
Express companies shares are dull and heavy. The gen-
eral market is steady, excepting in Erie and the Vander-
bilt stocks.
Musgrave & Co., 19 Broad street, report the following
quotations :
Canton, 46 to 48 ; Boston W. P., 19 to 20% ; Cumber-
land, 34 to 36; Wells, Fargo & Co., 38 to 39; American
Express, 69 to 7 71; Adams Express, 74 to 74%;
United States Express, 70% to 71%; Merchants Union
Express, 34% to 35% ; Quicksilver, 50 to 21; Mariposa,
7 to 8 ; preferred, 10 to 11; Pacific Mail, 109 to 109% ;
Atlantic Mail, 87% to 88%; W. U. Tel., 33% to
33%; New York Central, 124% to 124%; Erie, 68% to68%
preferred, 72 to 76; Hudson River, 136 to 138; Read-
ing, 92% to 92% ; Tol. W. & W., 61 to 61% ; MU. & St
P., 52 to 52% ; preferred, 67 to 67% ; Ohio & M. C.,
30 to 30% ; Mich. Central, 112 to 114; Mich. South, 87%
to 87% J HI. Central, 187 to 138 ; Cleveland & Pittsburg,
88 to 90; Cleveland & Toledo, 104% to 104%; Rock
Island, 93% to 93% ; North Western, 63% to 64% ; do.
preferred, 73 to 73% ; Ft \yyne, 100% to 100%.
UNITED STATES SECURITIES
have recovered from their late depression and. are now
active end strong, owing to the ease in the money mar-
ket and the resumption of an investment demand. The
demand is running chiefly on 7.30 notes, which are
wanted for conversions. The market closed strong with
an upward tendency.
Fisk & Hatch, 5 Nassau st, report the following quo-
tations :
Registered, 1881,111% to 111% ; Coupon, 1881, JJ1 %
to 111% 5 5-20 Registered, 1862,107% to 107% ; 5-20 Cou-
pon, 1862,110% to 110%; 5-20 Coupon, 1864,108% to 108%;
6-20 Coupon, 1865,108% to 108% ; 6-20 Coupon, Jan. and
July, 1865, 107% to 107%; 5-20 Coupon, 1867, 107% to
107% #0-40 Registered, 101% to 101% ; 10-40*Coupon,
101% to 101% ; June, 7-30, 106% to 106% ; July, 7-30,
106% to 106% ; May Compounds, 1864,118 to 119; August
Compounds, 1864, 117 to 118; September Compounds,
1864, 116% to 117% ; October Compounds, 1864, 116 to
117.
THE CUSTOMS DUTIES
or the week were $2,548,476 against $2,482,946, $2,821,-
83, and $2,589,317 for the preceding weeks. The im-
jorts of merchandise for the week are $4,563,354 against
?4,753,583, $5,111,098, $5,735,486 and $4,037,820 for the
receding weeks. The exports, exclusive of specie, are
>2,574,845 against $8,980,200, $2,968,819, $8,686,417.
nd $2,678,180 for the preceding weeks. The exports of
pecieare $1,096,916 against $1,548,290, $650,901, $934,364
.nd $864,563 for the ^receding weeks.


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JJYDROPATHIC INSTITUTE.
Dr. E. von Kuczkowski Dr. Jas. H. North,
Physicians.
54:0 MILES 0F THE
UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD,
The Hydropathic Institute, No. 41 Bond Street, in
this City, hae been established under the auspices of
some of our well-known and highly esteemed citizens,
who have subscribed funds for opening and carrying it
on. Many of these gentlemen mid their families have
derived much benefit from the use of the Water-Cure,
and feel that it is indispensable for the comfort and
health of themselves and families to have an Institute in
this city, where the hydropathic treatment may be ad
ministered with all the proper conveniences of baths
and other appliances, under the direction of skillful and
experienced physicians. The Institute, 44 Bond Street
has been fitted up with every convenience necessary to
the full administration of the water-cure; a whole floor
separate and distinct is allotted to ladles, with expe-
rienced female attendants. This Institute is placed un-
der the charge of Dr. von Kuczkowski and. Dr. Jas.
H. North.
Dr. Kuczkowski was a pupil of Priessnitz, and after-
wards studied the science and practice of Hydropathy in
the Institute of Dr. Fbancke. Francke is regarded as
the highest authority pn the theory and practice of the .
water-cure, and has done more than any other writer
towards establishing it on a scientific basis; his system
differs from that of Priessnitz vitally in the treatment of
delicate and nervous patients, for whom he prescribes
higher temperatures of water, and for all patients that
they shall be kept warm and comfortable in the bath .
rooms, and at all times while under treatment. Dr.
Kuczkowski had his own Institute in Turkey, near Con-
stantinople, for seven years, and brought with him to
this country, letters of recommendation from Minister
Bismarck and other distinguished persons. Dr. North
holds bis Diploma from the Pennsylvania,Medical Col-
lege of Philadelphia, as a physician of the Old School,
but from conviction and experience has adopted the
Hydropathic system as the natural and true cure for all
diseases. Dr. North was for many yekcs physician fn
the Institute at Clifton Springs and in other places..
The undersigned have much pleasure in recommen-
ding both these gentlemen, Drs. von Kuczkowski &
North, as physicians, possessing every requisite to com-
mand the confidence of our fellow citizens and their
families. Desirous of improving the health and adding
to the happiness of our fellow citizens, we recommend to
them the study of Franoke's Book on A New Theory of
Disease applied to Hydropathy/ published by Dr.
Kuczkowski, 44 Bond St., as a work which ought to be
in the hands of every person.
Egbert Guernsey, M. D No. 18 W. 23d St.
F. W. Worth, 47 Wall St.
J. S. Boswobth, 451W. 22d St.
Peter B. Sweeny, 140 W. 34th St.
Charles B. Coe, 854 Broadway.
A. G. Norwood, 186 W. 14th St.
Charles Delsconioo, 1 East 14th St.
A. B. Darling, 40 W. 23d St.
Wellington Clapp, 36 Broad St
Louis S. Bobbins, 68 Broadway.
Thomas F. Richards, 69 Reade St
David M. Meuliss, 37 Park Bow.
O. A. Morse, Esq., Cherry Valley, N. T.
Ogden Haggerty, 26 Bond St..
S. H. Howard, 124 East 15th St
Charles Butler, 25 W. 37th St., and many others.
ASTERN HYGEIAN HOME. : -
FLORENCE HIGHTS, N. J.
B. T. TRALL, M.D., ) Phvsicians
ELLEN BEARD HARMAN, M.D.,} ^yslCianS*
This institution is beautifully situated on the Delaware
River, midway between Bordentown and Burlington.
All classes of invalids are treated on strictly Hygienic
principles. In the College Department patients and
guests have the privilege of hearing most of the lectures
of Professors Trail and Harman to the medical class.
City office No. 97 Sixth avenue, New York; Send stamp
for circulars.
Office, 361 West 34th street, I
N. Y. Feb. 11, 1868. j
MRS. C. S. LOZIER, M.D., dean of the
N. Y. Medical College and Hospital for Women
and Children/* desires in this way to ask assistance from
any of our citizens, men or women, to purchase a desir*
able building and grounds in the upper part of this city,
offered to the Board of Trustees for $31,000. They have
about $16,000 of the amount. Any one able to help them
to secure this property either by donation or loan, with-
out interest, will forward a noble cause. Apply or write
to MRS. C. F. WELLS, Secretary of the Board of Trus-
tees, No. 889 Broadway, firm of FOWLER & WELLS,
RUNNING WEST FROM OMAHA ACROSS THE CONTINENT
ARE NOW COMPLETED.
THE TRACK BEING LAXD AND TRAINS RUNNING WITHIN
TEN MILES OF THE SUMMIT OE THE
ROCKY MOUNTAINS.
The remaining ten miles will be finished as soon as
the weather permits the road-bed to be sufficiently
packed to receive tbe rails. Tbe work continues to be
pushed forward in the rock cuttings on the western
slope with unabated energy, and a mucb larger force
will be employed during tbe current year than ever
before. The prospect that the whole
. GRAND LINE TO THE PACIFIC
WILL BE COMPLETED IN 1870.
The means provided for ta construction of this Great
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
respeots a fi?st-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 jto issue its own First
Mortgage Bonds to an amount equal to the issue of the
Government and no more. Hon. E. D. Morgan and Hon.
Oakes Ames are Trustees for the Bondholders, and 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 t^e Company is $100,000,000,
*vof which over $5,000,000 have been paid on the work al-
ready done.
EARNINGS OF TEE COMPANY.
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 be large beyond precedent, and, as there will
be no competition, it can always be done at profitable
rates.
It will be noticed that the Union Pacific Railroad is, in
fact, a Government work, built under the'supervision of
Government officers, and to a large extent with Govern-
ment money, and that its bonds are issued nnder Govern-
ment direction. It is believed that no aimHa.r security is
so carefully guarded, and certainly no other is based upon
a larger or more valuable property. As the Companys
FIRST MORTGAGE BONDS
are offered for the present at 90 CENTS ON .THE DOL-
LAR, they are the cheapest security in the market, being
more th!an 15 per cent, lower than U. S. Stock. They pay
SIX PER CENT. IN GOLD,
or over NINE PER CENT, upon the investment, and have
thirty years to run before maturity. Subscriptions will be
received in New York at the Companys Office, No. 20
Nassau street, and by
Continental National Bank, No. 7 Nassau street,
Clark, Dodge & Co, 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
delivery.
A NEW PAMPHLET AND MAP, showing the Progress
of th e Work, Resources for Construction, and value
Bonds, may be obtained at the Companys Office or of its
advertised agents, or will be sent free on application.
JOHN J. CISCO, Treasurer,
New York,
November 23, 1867,
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The Revolution;
THE OBGAN OF THE
NATIONAL PARTY OF NEW AMERICA.
PRINCIPLE, NOT POLICYINDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND
RESPONSIBILITIES.
THE REVOLUTION WILL DISCUSS:
1. In PoliticsEducated Suffrage, Irrespective of
Sex or Color; Equal Pay to Women for Equal Work;
Eight Hours Labor; Abolition of Standing Armies and
Party Despotisms. Down with PoliticiansUp with the
People 1
2. In ReligionDeeper Thought; Broader Ideas;
Science not Superstition; Personal Parity; Love to Man
as well as Hod.
a. In Social Life.Practical Education, not Theo-
retical; Fact, not Fiction; .Virtue, not Vice; Cold Water,
not Alcoholic Drinks or Medicines. Devoted to Moral-
ly and Reform, The Revolution will not insert Gross
Personalities and Quack Advertisements, which even
Religions Newspapers introduce to every family.
4. Tbe Revolution proposes a new Commercial and
Fiuancial Policy. America no longer led by Europe.
Gold, like our Cotton and Corn, for salq, Greenbacks for
money. An American System of Finance. American
Products and Labor Free. Foreign Manufactures Pro-
hibited. Open doors to Artisans and Immigrants.
Atlantic and Pacific Oceans for American Steamships
and Shipping ; or American goods in American bottoms.
New York the Financial Centre of the World. Wall
Street emancipated from Bank of England, or American
Cash for American Bills. The Credit Foncier and
Credit Mobilier System, or Capital Mobilized to Re-
suscitate the South and our Mining Interests, and to
People the Country from Ocean to Ocean, from Omaha
to San Francisco. More organized Labor, more Cotton,
more Gold and Silver Bullion to sell foreigners at the
highest prices. Ten millions of Naturalized Citizens
Demand a Penny Ocean Postage, to Strengthen the
Brotherhood of Labor. If Congress Vote One Hun-
dred and Twenty-five Millions for a Standing Army and
Freedman's Bureau for the Blaoks, cannot they spare
Qoe Million for the Whites, to keep bright tbe chain of
friendship between them and their Fatherland ?
Send in your Subscription. The Revolution, pub-
lished weekly; will be the Great Organ of the Age.
Terms.Two dollars a year, in advance. Ten names
($20) entitle the sender to one copy free.
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SUSAN B. ANTHONY, Proprietor.
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To whom address all business letters.
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37 Park Row (Room 17), New York.
THE REVOLUTION
ay be had of the American News Company, 121 Nas-
a street, New York, and of the large News Dealers
taragbout the country.
HE CREDIT FONCIER OF AMERICA.
GEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN, PRESIDENT.
The following are among the first one hundred share-
holders of the Credit Foncier and owners of Columbus :
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, [Presf 3rd National Bank, Chicago.]
George M. Pullman.
George L. Dunlap, [Superintendent N. W. R. R,]
John A. Dix, [President TJ. P. R. R.]
William H. Gulou, [Credit Mobilier.]
William H. Macy, [President Leather Manf. Bank.]
Charles A. Lombard, [Credit Mobilier] Director U. P. R. R.
Oakes Ames, M. C., (Ciedit Mobilier.]
John M. S. Williams, [Director Credit Mobilier.]
John J. Cisco, [Treasurer U. P. R. R.)
H. Clews.
William P. Furnisa.
Cyrus H. McCormick, (Director U. P. R. R.J
Hon. Simon Cameron.
John A. Griswold, M. C., [President Troy City National
Bank.)
Charles Tracy.
Thomas Nickerson, [Credit Mobilier,] Boston.
F. Nickerson, [Credit Mobilier,) Boston.
E. H. Baker, Baker & Morrlil, [Credit Mobilier,] Boston.
W. T. Glidden, Glidden & Williams, Boston, [Credit Mo-
bilier.]
H. S. McCorab, 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. Stebbina.
C. C. & H. M. Taber.
David Jones, [Credit Mobilier.]
Ben. Holladay, [Credit Mobilier.]
Hon. John Sherman, U. S.^.
The cities along tbe line of
THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD.
Omaha already Sixteen Thousand People.
Columbus the next important agricultural city on
the way to Cheyenne.
A Fifty Dollar Lot may prove a Five Thousand Dollar
Investment.
PARIS to PEKIN in Thirty Days. Two Ocean Ferry-
Boats and a Continental Railway. Passengers for China
this way l
The Rocky Mountain excursion parties of statesmen
and capitalists (two thousand miles westward without
break of gauge) pronounce the Pacific Railroad a great
fact; the Credit Mobilier (its contractors), a national
reality ; the Credit .Foncier (owning cities along the line),
an American institution.
The grandest national work of any age, is the Union
Pacific Railroad. Under its present Napoleonic leader-
ship, in 1870 the road will be finished to San Francisco.
Five hundred and thirty miles are already running west
of Omaha to the base of the mountains, north of Denver.
Tbe Iowa Railroad (Chicago and Northwestern) is now
open to the Missouri River opposite Omaha; where the
temporary bridge that has been constructed joins you
with the Pacifio. Here is the time-table :
New York to Cbicago (drawing-room car all
the way, without change)...............88 hours,
Cbicago to Omaha, without ohange (Pull-
mans sleeping palaces)....................24
Omaha to Cheyenne, or summit of Rocky
Mountains, (Union Pacific Railroad)....28
90
Say four days from New York to the Rocky Mountains.
Two thousand two hundred miles without a change of
gauge or car, or the removal of your carpet bag and
shawl from your state-room.
The Credit Foncier of America owns the capitol addi-
tion to Columbus,probably the future capitol of Ne-
braska. What is the Credit Foncier? Ask the first mil-
lionaire yon meet, and the chances are he will tell you
that he was one of the one hundred original thousand
dollar subscribers. No other such special copartnership
of wealthy men exists on thia continent. (A of these
distinguished names can be seen at the Companys
office.)
Where is Columbus? Ask the two hundred Union
Pacific Railroad excursionists who encamped there on
the Credit Fonder grounds. Is it nob* 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 the finest agricultural lands in
the world, *
The Credit Foncier lands extend from the railway
station across the railway, and enclose the Loup Fork
Bridge ; the county road to the Pawnee settlement run-
ning directly through the domain. As the railway sys-
tem expands, Columbus will naturally be the railway
centre of the Sioux City, Nebraska City and Nemaha Val-
ley Railroads.
The Union Pacific Railroad Company were not slow to
see that Columbus was the natural point for an im-
portant station. The Credit Mobilier owns lands near
the city, and some leading generals and statesmen are
also property owners round about. Would you make
money easy ? Find, then, the sito of a city and buy the
farm it is to be built on. How many regret the non-
purchade 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 Fourier owns 688 acres at Columbus, di-
vided into 80ft. streets and 20ft alleys.
These important reservations are made : Two ten-acre
parks ; one ten-acre squarej for the university of Nebras-
ktf ; one five-acre triangle, for an agricultural college;
one five-acre quadrangle, for a public school; one acre
each donated to the several churches, Episcopal, Catho-
lic, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist, Congregational
and Baptist, and ten acres to the State for the new Capitol
buildings.
Deducting these natioual, educational and religions
donations, the Credit Foncier has over 3,000 lots (44x115)
remaining, 1,500 of which they offer for sale, reserving
the alternate lots for improvements.
ADVANTAGES.
First.It is Worth fifty dollars to a young man to be
associated with such a powerful Company.
Second.By baying in Columbus, you purchase the
preference right to be interested in tbe next town
mapped out by the Credit Foncier; and, as we dig
through the mountains, that town may be a gold mine.
Third.Owning 6,000 feet .01 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
house.
The object of the Credit Foncier in selling alternate
lots at such a low figure, is to open up the boundless
resources along the line of tbe Union Pacific Railroad to
the young men of the East. Landed proprietsrship
gives a man self-reliance, and may stimulate the em-
employee to become employer. Fifty dollars Invested
ten years ago in Chicago or Omaha, produces many
thousand now.
As this allotment of 1,500 shares is distributed through
New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington,
Cincinnati, Chicago and -St. Louis, early application
should be made by remitting a check to the Company's
office, 20 Nassau street, when you will receive a deed for
the property.
To save the lot-owner the trouble of writing, the Credit
Fonder 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 idling far three thou-
sand dollars.
* Most of the Directors of the Union Pacific Railroad,
and the Directors and Subscribers of the Credit Mobilier,
are the Shareholders of the Credit Foncier of America.
Call at the office and examine the papers.
Most respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
GEO. P. BEMIS,
Secretary. '
Office of tbs Company, 20 Nassau Stbeet, New Yobk


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