PRINCIPLE, NOT POLICY: JUSTICE, NOT FAVORS.MEN, THEIR RIGHTS AND NOTHING MORE: WOMEN, THEIR RIGHTS AND NOTHING LESS,
VOL. IINO. 4.
NEW YOKE, THUBSDAY, JULY 30, 1868. WHOLE NO. 30.
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON,)
PARKER PILLSBURY, } Bitlitois.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY, Proprietor.
OFFICE 37 PARK ROW (ROOM 20.)
Peterboro, N. X., July 20, 1868.
Dear Revolution: We were sorry to
leave you in your fresh, young life, only six
months old, in that hot, dusty, crowded town,
with its had odors, smoke, and ceaseless diD,
and as we left New York, we wished it were
possible to take you with us, as we always did
our babies, for we have something of the same
feeling of tenderness for you we had for them.
It is remarkable how many points of resem-
blance there are between editors and mothers.
Mothers love to bathe and dress their babies,
curl their hair, and loop up their sleeves with
blue ribbons, on their fat, dimpled shoulders,
and in their loveliest moments, when they are
wide awake, full of play, eyes bright, cheeks
red, they want other people to come and enjoy
with them their beauty. Just so, when we get
you beautifully printed on white paper, in good
type, cut and stitched, so that no one heed halt in
the midst of a piece of wit or wisdom to separate
a leaf, when we get you all burnished up, with
your financial armor on, with your sharp arrows
ready for time-serving priests and politicians,
for cant, sham and corruption, for hoary insti-
tutions and rotten aristocracies, whether based
on family, color, or sex, and withal a spice of
fun and Train and a little twinkle in the comer
of your eye, we like to call the people to look
at you ; and when some cross, crotchety man,
to whom we send you free of all expense, re-
fuses even to look at you, why our heart is filled
with sadness, to think how much pleasure such
unhappy persons lose. We feel just as we did
when we once presented our oldest born, a
splendid boy, with blue eye9 and block curls,
to a distinguished guest, to kiss and admire, he
turned away as cold as a clam, and said,
though he had four of his own, he had never
kissed a child, and he regarded all children as
nuisances. Now you do not suppose, dear
Revolution, we thought less of our baby
because of this mans aversion, or of ourself
for attempting to lift him a moment out of his
hardness and selfishness into the contemplation
of one of the most beautiful objects in all nature,
a well-organized child. Nor do we think the
less of you because some smooth saint, here and
there, turns up his nose and votes you a nuis-
ance. As people may be conscientiously rude
and proscriptive, many wicked things may be
done under the guise of religion. When a man,
accepting your hospitality, refuses to look at
your baby, or to take a paper out of the office,
which you send him as a free offering, he cer-
tainly disregards the apostolic injunction, Be
ye courteous to all men (and women).
When those who have labored by your side
suddenly turn and rend you, doing all in their
power to undermine and crippleyoar influence,
merely because you differ from them as to the
right road to a given point, though in a moral
point of view their notions may be unimpeach-
able, nevertheless, they are dangerous enemies
of progress, and to be condemned for their, nar-
rowness and bigotry. An overwhelming major-
ity of religious persecutors have been men of
the purest intentions, of the most admirable
and unsullied morals.
Buckle tells us that of all the Roman emperors
who persecuted the Christians, the -best men
who ever sat on the throne were the most cruel
and vindictive. It was the holy zeal by which
they were fired that quickened their fanaticism
into a deadly activity.
Such were our philosophizings as we glided
up the glorious Hudson, with its grand shores,
thriving towns and swift-sailing craft, and in-
haled the fragrance of the mint, the wild
flowers and new-mown hay. We pitied the
men, women and children we had left behind
in the garrets and cellars, in the filthy streets
and lanes of that hot and crowded city, who
never meet great Nature in her glorious moods,
never see her lakes and rivers, forest trees and
flowers, who never hear the music of the winds
and waters, of insects, birds and bees. Surely,
there is. something wrong when the masses of
mankind live thus, caged and cribbed in pov-
erty, ignorance and vice.
As we rolled over the bridge at Albany and
rejoiced in its convenience, we remembered the
sins and iniquities of the Trojans against them ;
how long they had compelled the travelling
public to cross that point in ferry boats or on
the ice, in rain and snow, to wait for the shift-
ing of all the baggage, merely .because they
feared that a bridge at Albany would injure
Troy. It is amazing how patiently the public
submit to the pettiness of individuals and cor-
porations. Troy postponed the building of this
bridge about forty years after it was proposed,
by wining, dining and bribing the legislature.
There used to be a train of cars running from
the west to meet the evening boat for New
York. Vanderbilt has stopped that in order to
compel* all travellers to go by the cars or lay
over in Albany for hours, as he has an interest
in the railroads and not in the boat9. On every
side we see the necessity of the people combin-
ing against these capitalists and monopolists, as
they invariably sacrifice the interests of the
many to the lew. So tell Mr. Pillsbury that all
his financial mirrorings of Wall street are so
many blows for the freedom of the people.
Night fonnd us ouce more in the pure air of
our native hills, vis-a-vis with the dear mother
whose birthday we described last winter. As we
sat alone discussing men and things, she told
us confidentially that she feared The Revo-
lution was too hard on the republicans]
Why, said she, do you not criticize these
miserable democrats ? We told her we thought
we would let them alone until after their National
Convention, to see on what ground they pro-
posed to stand. When we told her how the
poor things were harassed and perplexed in
trying to make a hard cash candidate stand on
a greenback platform ; how through those hot
July days, with the perspiration pouring down
their anxious, care-worn faces, they tried to
dovetail tliefe incongruous elements together;
how Seymour suffered and fainted when nomi-
nated ; instead of moving her to tears, as we an-
ticipated, she said, Pshaw, if Seymour hadnt
the strength to stand a nomination, how will he
stand a defeat. As we retired to rest that
night, we were suddenly roused with the drunk-
en vagaries of some men under our windows.
There being no police on duty, we decided after
the midnight hour to administer summary jus-
tice ourself, in the form of a pail of water,
which we fonnd gave them an effectual start.
As they staggered off, one said, by Jove,
Jammie, its ranin*, lets go home. Ah, said
the other, my Kate always raises Cain when I
come home drunk, I guess 1*11 stay but on re-
turning, another pail of water soon warned him
to seek a drier latitude, not subject to such sud-
den and violent equ noctial gales. We would
recommend this mode of warfare to the women
of tl e retired (owns, where drunken men are
permitted to disturb their pleasant dreams.
We thought, when everything was still, of the
poor Kates all over the country, who wait and
weep for the return of drunken fathers, hus-
bands and sons, who, mad with rum, come
home to abuse trembling women and children,
to dash down their household gods,' and dese-
crate their altarsdestroying all in life that is
sacred, all they have pledged themselves to
cherish and delend. Is their no protection for
these helpless ones against such mighty wrongs ?
We keep lunatics in asylums to protect society
against danger from them. If the state licenses
rumselling, should it not protect society against
the dangers of the. traffic? The province of
government as yet is most imperfectly under-
stood. Gerrit Smith defines the limit of its
power and duty to be the protection of the lives
and property of its citizens. We came hither
yesterday and found our kinsman in fine health
and spirits, almost persuaded to take the stump
this fall for the republican party. Fresh from
reading the lift of Schuyler Colfax, he has
much to say oi that most worthy gentleman,
who by the way is related to us, we find, through
the Schuylers. So, dear Revolution, when-
ever you can, say a good word for Colfax. One
thing is certain, everybody prefers him to Frank
Blair. Our good cousin has a long list of criti-
cisms to make on us of the Revolution,,
though he admits we make a most spicy and in-
teresting paper. He has divided the subject
under heads, and reached fifthly this morning.
As that was on finance, we put in a strong
defence in favor of greenbacks, and as Stevenss
late speech shows him fully with us. we hope to
occupy so much time on this point that he will
have on opportunity to make no more. Mr.
Smith thinks to pay the bondholders in green-
backs is rank repudiation. We asked him if he
had read the able articles of The Revolution
on this point? He said he had looked them
over. Now we think if he had thoroughly
read, marked and inwardly digested our
finance, that he would not be disposed to
criticize us after all, for we show very clearly
that to pay in greenbacks is the only way the
national debt ever can be paid. Dr.Titzhugh,
a very intelligent, agreeable gentleman, formerly
of Maryland, in discussing the danger of de-
stroying the nations credit, made one very
comforting suggestion, that if we repudiated
our debt we should never be able to borrow
money to carry on another war, and thus we
might be sure of peace for some time to come.
Mr. Smith regrets that Chase did nob receive
the democratic nomination, as he thinks him
one of the purest and noblest of our public
men. And he has no sympathy with the perse-
cution and wholesale denunciation of him for
his willingness to accept such a nomination.
Surely the highest office under government is
a worthy ambition for any American citizen, and
for the honor of the race, we hope some might
desire that position for the good of the nation,
rather than personal aggrandizement.
. E. 0. S.
THE EIGHTS OF WOMAN.
BY MARY WOLLSTONECBAET1790.
OBSERVATIONS ON THE STATE OP DEGRADATION TO
WHICH WOMAN IS REDUCED BY VARIOUS CAUSES.
(Continued from last week.)
In the middle rank of life, to continue the comparison,
men, in their youth, are prepared for professions, and
marriage is not considered as the grand feature in their
lives; whilst women, on the contrary, have no other
scheme to sharpen their faculties. It is not business,
exteneive'plans, or any of the excursive flights of am-
bition, that engross their attention; no, their thoughts
are not employed in rearing such u oble. structures. To
rise in the world, and have the liberty of running from
pleasure to pleasure, they must marry advantageou&Iy,
and to this object their time is sacrificed, and their per-
sons often legally prostituted. A man, when he enters
any profession, has his eye steadily fixed on some future
advantage (and the mind gains great strength by having
all its efforts directed to one point) and, full of his busi-
ness, pleasure is considered as mere relaxation ; whilst
women seek for pleasure as the main purpose of exist-
ence. la fact, from the education which they receive
from society, the love of pleasure may bo said to govern
them ail; but does tbis prove that there is a sex in
souls? It would be just as rational to declare that the
courtiers in France, when a destructive system of des-
potism had formed their character, wece not men, be-
cause liberty, virtue and humanity were sacrificed to
pleasure aud vanity. Fatal passions, which have ever
domineered over the whole race I
The same love of pleasure, fostered by the whole ten-
dency of their education, gives a trifling turn to the
conduct of women in most circumstances: for instance,
they are ever anxious about secondary things; and on
the watch for adventures, instead of being occupied by
A man, when he undertakes a journey, has, in general,
the end in view ; a woman thinks more of the incidental
occurrences, the strange things that may possibly happen
on the road ; the impression that she may make on her
fellow-travellers ; and, above all, she is anxiously inton',
on the care of the finery that she carries with her, which
i9 more than ever a part of herself, when going to figure
on a new scene ; when, to use an apt French turn of ex-
pression, she is going to produce a sensation. Can dig-
pity of mind exist with suok trivial cares ?
In short, women, in general, as well as the rich of
both sexes, have acquired all the follies and vices of
civilization; and missed the useful fruit. It is not neces-
sary for me always to premise, that I speak of the con-
dition of tbe whole sex, leaving exceptions out of the
question. Tbeir senses are iDflamed, aud their under-
standings neglected; consequently they become the
prey of tbeir senses, delicately termed sensibility, and
are blown about by every momentary gust of leeling.
They are, therefore, in a much worse condition than
they would be in, were they in a state nearer to nature.
Ever restless and anxious, tbeir over exercised sensibility
not only renders them uncomfortable themselves, but
troublesome, to use a soft phrase, to'others. All their
thoughts turn on things calculated to excite emotion
and feeling ; whon they should reason, their conduct is
unstable, and tbeir opinions are wavering, not the wav-
ering produced by deliberation or progressive views,
but by contradictory emotions. By fits and starts they
aro warm in many pursuits ; yet this warmth, never
concentrated into perseverance, soon exhausts itself;
exhaled by its own heat, or meeting with some other,
fleeting passion, to which reason has never given aDy
specific gravity, neutrality ensues. Miserable, indeed,
must be that being whose cultivation of mind has only
tended to inflame its passions! A distinction should be
made between inflaming and strengthening them. The
passions thus pampered, whilst the judgment is left un-
formed, what can be expected to ensue ? Undoubtedly,
a mixture of madness and folly 1
This observation should not be confined to the fair
sex ; however, at present, I only mean to apply it to
Novels, music, poetry and gallantry, all tend to make
women the creatures of sensation, and their character is
thus formed during the time they are acquiring accom-
plishments, the only improvement they are excited, by
their station in society, to acquire. This overstretched
sensibility naturally relaxes the other powers of the
mind, and prevents intellect from attaining that sover-
eignty which it ought to attain, to render a rational
creature useful to others, and content with its own sta-
tion ; for the exercise of the understanding, as life ad-
vances, is the only method pointed out by nature to
calm the passions.
Satiety has a very different effect, and I have often
been forcibly struck by an orapbatical description of
damnation, when the spirit is represented as continually
hovering with abortive eagerness round the defile d body,
unable to enjoy anything without the organs of sense.
Yet, to their senses, are women made slaves, because it
is by their sensibility that they obtain present power.
And will moralists pretend to assert, that this is the
condition in which one half of the human race should
be encouraged to remain with listless inactivity and
stupid acquiescence ? Find instructors! what were we
created for? To remain, it may be said, innocent; they
mean in a state of childhood. We might as well never
have been born, unless it were necessary that we should
be created to enable man to acquire the noble privilege
of reason, the power of discerning good from evil,
whilst we lie down in the dust from whence we were
taken, never to rise again.
It would be an endless task to trace the variety of
meannesses, cares and sorrows into which women are
plunged by the prevailing opinion that they were
created rather to feel than reason, and that all the power
they obtain must he obtained by their charms and
Fine by defect, and amiably woak I
Aud made by tbis amiable weakness entirely dependent,
excepting what they gain by illicit sway, on man, not
only for protection, but advice, it is surprising that, ne-
gleoting the duties that reason alone points out, and
shrinking from trials calculated to strengthen their
minds, they only exert themselves to give their defects
a graceful covering, which may serve to .heighten their
charms in the eye of the voluptuary, though it sink them
below the scale of moral excellence ?
Fragile in every sense of tho word, they are obliged to
look up to man for every comfort. In tho most trifling
dangers they cliilg to their support, with parasitical te-
nacity, piteously demanding succor ; and their natural
protector extends bis arm, or lifts up his voice, to guard
fhe lovely tremblerfrom what ? Perhaps the frown of
an old cow, or the jump of a mouse ; a rat would be a
serious danger. In the name of reason, and even com-
mon sense, what can save such beings from contempt,
even though they be soit and fair ?
These fears, when not affected, may be very pretty ;
but they show a degree of imbecility that degrades a
rational creature in a way women are not aware offor
love and esteem are very distinct things.
I am fully persuaded that we should hear of none o*
these infantine airs if girls v ere allowed to take suffi-
cient exercise and not confined in close rooms till their
muscles are relaxed and their powers of digestion de-
stroyed. To carry the remark still further, if fear in
girls, instead of being cherished, perhaps created, was
treated in the same manner as cowardice in boys, we
should quickly see women with more dignified aspects.
It is true, they could not then with equal propriety be
termed the sweet flowers that smile in the walk of man ;
hut they would be more respectable members of society,
. and discharge the important duties of life by the light
of their own reason. Educate women like men, says
Rousseau, and the more they resemble our sex the less
power will they have over us. This is the very point I
aim at. I do not wish them to have pffwer over men ;
but over themselves.
In the same strain have I heard men'argue against in-
structing the poor; for mauy are the forms that aristo-
cracy assumes. Teach them to read and write,
say they, and you take them out of the station assigned
them by nature. An eloquent Frenchman has an-
' swered them; I wil borrow his sentiments. But they
know not, when they make a man a brute, that they may
expect every Instant to see him transformed into a fero-
cious beast. Without knowledge there can be no
Ignorance is a frail base for virtue ? Yet, that it is the
condition for which v oman was organized, has been in-
sisted upon by the writers who have most vehemently
argued in favor of the superiority of man ; a superiority
not in degree, hut essence ; though, to soften the argu-
ment, they have labored to prove, with chivalrous gener-
osity, that the sexes ought not to be compared ; man
was made to reason, woman to feci; and that together,
flesh and spirit, they make the most perfect whole, by
blending happily reason and sensibility into one char-
And what is sensibility? Quickness of sensation;
quickness of perception ; delicacy. Thus it is defined
by Dr. Johnson ; and the definition gives me no other
idea than of the most exquisitely polished instinct. I
discern not a trace of the image of God in either sensa-
tion or matter. Refined seventy times seven, they are
still material; intellect dwells not there; nor will fire
ever make lead gold I
I come round to my old argument; if woman be al-
lowed to have an immortal soul, she must have as the em-
ployment of life, an understanding to improve. And
when, to render the present more complete, though
everything proves it to be but a fraction of a mighty
sum, she is incited by present gratification to forget her
grand destination. Nature is counteracted, or she was
bom only to procreate and rot. Or, granting brutes
of every description a soul, thougb not a reasonable one
the exercise of instinct and sensibility may be the step,
which they are to take In this life towards thfc attain-
ment of reason in the next j'so that through all eternity
they will lag behind man, who, why we cannot tell, had
thepower given him of attaining reason in his first mode
When I treat of the peculiar duties of women, as I
should treat of the peculiar duties of a citizen or father,
it will be found that I do not mean to insinuate that
they should he taken out of their families, speaking of
the majority. He that hath wife and children, says
Lord Bacon; hath given hostages to fortune ; for they
are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue
or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest
merit for the public, have proceeded from tbe unmarried
or childless men. I say the same of women. Bui tbe
welfare of society is not built on extraordinary exer-
tions j and were it more reasonably organized, there
would he still less need of great abilities or heroic vir-
In the regulation of a family, in the education of chil-
dren, understanding, in an unsophisticated sense, is par-
ticularly required; strength both of body and mind ;
yet the men who, by their writings, have most earnestly
labored to domesticate women, have endeavored by ar-
guments dictated by a gross appetite, that satiety had
rendendered fastidious, to weaken tbeir bodies and
cramp their minds. But, if even by these sinister me-
thods they really persuaded women, by working on their
feelings, to stay at home, and fulfil the duties of a mother
and mistress of a family, I should cautiously oppose
opinions that led women to right conduct, by prevailing
on them to make the discharge of a duty the business of
life, though reason were insulted. Yet, and I appeal to
experience, if by neglecting tbe understanding they are
as much, nay, more attached from these domestic duties
than they could be by the most serious intellectual pur-
suit, though it may be observed, that the mass of mankind
will never vigorously pursue an intellectual object, I
may be allowed to infer that reason is absolutely neces
aary to enable a woman to perform any duty properly,
and I must again repeat, that sensibility is not reason.
The comparison with the rich stiJl occurs to me; for,
when men neglect the duties of humarity, women will
do the same ; a common stream hurries them both along
with thoughtless celerity. Riches and honors prevent a
man from enlarging his understanding, and enervate all
his powers, by reversing the order of nature, which has
ever made true pleasure the reward of labor. Pleasure
enervating pleasure is, likewise, within woman's reach
without earning it. But, till hereditary possessions are
spread abroad, how can we expect men to be proud of
virtue ? And, till they are, women will govern them by
the most direct means, neglecting their dull domestic
duties to catch the pleasure that is on the wing of time.
** The power of women," Bays some author, /is her
sensibility ;" and men not aware of the consequence,
do all they can to make this power swallow up every
other. Those who constantly employ their sensibility
will have most; for example : poets, painters, and com-
posers. yet, when the. sensibility is thus increased at
the expense of reason, and even the imagination, why
do philosophical men complain of their fickleness?
The sexual attention of man particularly acts on female
sensibility, and this sympathy has been exercised from
their youth up. A husband c annot long pay those at-
tentions with the passion necessary to exoite lively emo-
tions, and the heart, accustomed to lively emotions,
turns to a new lover, or pines in secret, the prey of vir-
tue or prudence. I mean when the heart has really
been rendered susceptible, and the taste formed ; for I
am apt to conclude, from what I have seen in fashion-
able life, that vanity is ottener fostered than sensibility
by the mode of education, and the intercourse between
the sexes, which I have reprobated ; and that coquetry
more frequently proceeds from vanity than from that in-
constancy which overstrained sensibility naturally pro-
Another argument that has had a great weight with
me, must, I think, have some force with every consider-
* ate, benevolent heart. Girls, who have been thus weakly
educated, are often cruelly left by their parents withou^
any provision ; and, of course, are dependent on, not
only the reason, but the bounty of their brothers.
These brothers are, to view the fairest side of the ques-
tion, good sort of men, and give as a favor what chil-
dren'of the same parents had an equal right to. In this
equivocal, humiliating situation, a docile female may re-
main some time, with a tolerable degree of comfort.
But, when the brother marries, a probable circumstance,
from being considered as the mistress of the family, she
is viewed with averted looks as an intruder, an unneces-
sary burden on the benevolence of the master of the
house and his new partner.
Who can recount the misery, which many unfortunate
beings, whose minds and bodies are equally weak, suffer
in such situationsunable to work and ashamed to beg ?
The wife, a cold-hearted, narrow-minded woman, and
this is not an unfair supposition ; for the present
mode of education does not tend to enlarge the heart
any mope than the understanding, is jealous of the little
kindness which her husband shows to his relations r and
her sensibility not rising to humanity, she is displeased
at seeing the property of her children lavished on an
These are matters of fact, which have come under my
eye again and again. The consequenoe is obvious, the
wife has recourse to cunning to undermine the habitual
affection which she is afraid openly to oppose; and
neither tears nor caresses are spared till the spy is
worked out of her home, and thrown on the world, un-
prepared for its difficulties ; or sent, as a great effort of
generosity, or from some regard to propriety, with a
small stipend, and an uncultivated mind into joyless
These two women may be much upon a par, with re-
spect to reason and humanity ; and changing situations,
might have acted just the same selfish part; hut had
they been differently educated, the case would also
have been very different. The wife would not have
had that sensibility, of which self is the centre, and rea-
son might have taught her not to expect, and not even
to be flattered by the affection of her husband, it it led
him to violate prior duties. She would wish not to love
him, merely because he loved her, but on account of his
virtues; and the sister might have been' able to strug-
gle for herself instead of eating the bitter bread of de-
I am, indeed, persuaded that the heart, as well as the
understanding, is opened by cultivation ; and by, wnich
may not appear so clear, strengthening the organs ; I am
not now talking of momentary flashes of sensibility, but
of affections. And, perhaps, in the education of both
sexes, the most difficult task is so to adjust instruction
as not to narrow the understanding, whilst the heart is
warmed by the generous juices of spring, just raised by
tbe electric fermentation of the season ; nor to dry up
the feelings by employing the mind in investigations re-
mote from life.
With respect to women, when they receive a careful
education, they are either made fine ladies, hrimlul of
sensibility, and teeming with capricious f&DCies; or
mere notable women. The latter are often friendly,
honest creatures, and have a shrewd kind of good sense
joined* with worldly prudence, that often renders them
more useful members of 90dety than the fine sentimen-
tal lady, though they possess neither greatness of mind
nor taste. The intellectual world is shut against them ;
take them out of their family or neighborhood, and .hey
stand stillj the mind finding no employment, for litera-
ture affords a fund of amusement, which they have Dever
sought to relish but frequently to despise. The senti-
ments and taste of more cultivated minds appear ridi-
culous, even in those whom chance and family connec-
tions have led them to love, but in mere acquaintance
they think it all affectation.
A man of sense can only love such a woman on account
of her sex, and respect her, because she is a trusty ser-
vant. He lets her, to preserve his own peace, scold the
servants, and go to church iu clothes made of the very
best materials. A man of her own size of understand-
ing would, probably, not agree so well with her; for he
might wish to encroach on her prerogative, and manage
some domestic concerns himself. Yet women, whose
minds are not enlarged by cultivation, or tbe natural
selfishness of sensibility expanded by reflecti n, are very
unfit to manage a family ; for by an undue stretch of
power, they are always tyrannizing to support a supe-
riority that only rests on the arbitrary distinction of for-
tune. The evil is sometimes more serious, and domes-
tics are deprived of innocent indulgences, and made to
work beyond their strength, iu order to enable the
notable woman to keep a better table, and outshine her
neighbors in finery and parade. If she attend to her
children, it is, in general, to dress them in a costly man-
nerand, whether, this attention arises from vanity or
fondness, it is equally pernicious.,
Besides, how many women of this description pass
their days, or, at least their evenings, discontentedly P
Their husbands acknowledge that they are good mana-
gers and chaste wives; but leave home to seek for more
agreeable, may I be allowed to use a significant French
word, piquant society; and the patient drudge, who ful-
fils her task, like a blind horse in a mill, is defrauded of
her just reward; for the wages due to her are the ca-
resses of her husband; and women who have so few re-
sources in themselves, do not very patiently bear this
privation of a natural right.
A fine lady, on the contrary, has been taught to look
down with contempt on the vulgar employments of life;
though she has only been ic cited to acquire accomplish-
ments that rise a degree above sense; for even corporeal
accomplishments cannot be acquired with any degree of
precision, unless tho understanding has been strength-
ened by exercise. Without a foundation of principles
taste is superficial; and grace must arise from some-
thing deeper than imitation. The imagination, however,
is heated, and the feelings rendered fastidious, if not
sophisticated; or, a counterpoise of judgment is not ac-
quired, when the heart stiil remains artless, though it
becomes too tender.
These women are often amiable ; and their hearts are
really more sensible to general benevolence, more alive
to the sentiments that civilize life, than the square-
elbowed family drudge ; but, wanting a due proportion
of reflection and self-government, they only inspire love;
and are ihe mistresses of their husbands wbiist they
have any hold on their affections; and the platonic
friends of bis male acquaintance. These are the fair de-
fects in nature ; the women who appear to be created not
to eujoy tbe fellowship of man, but to save him from
sinking into absolute brutality, by rubbing off the rough
angles of his character, and by playful dalliance to give
some dignity to the appetite that draws him to them.
GraciousCreator of the whole human race! hast thou
created suoh a being as woman, who can Iraoe thy wis-
dom in thy works, and feel that thou alone art by thy
nature exalted above herfor no better purpose?* Can
she believe that she \?Ks only made to submit to man, her
equal; a being, who, like her, was sent into the world
to, acquire virtue? Can she consent to be occupied
merely to please him ; merely to adorn the earth, when
her soul is capable of rising to thee? And can she rest
supinely dependent on man for reason, when she ought
to mount with him the arduous steeps of knowledge ?
Yet, if love be the supreme good, let women be only
educated to inspire it, and let every charm be polished to
ntoxicate the senses ; but, if they are moral beings, let
them have a chance to become intelligent; and let love
to man be only a part of that glowing flame of universal
love, which, alter encircling humanity, mounts in grate-
ful incense to God.
To fulfil domestic duties much resolution is necessary,
and a serious kind of perseverance that requires a more
firm support than emotions, however lively and true to
nature. To give an example of order, the soul of virtue,
some austerity of behavior must be adopted, scarcely to
be expected from a being who, from its infancy, has
been made the weathercock of its own sensations.
Whoever rationally means to be useful, must have apian
of conduct; and. in tbe discharge of the simplest duty,
we are often obliged to act contrary to the present im-
pulse of tenderness or compassion, severity is fre-
quently the most certain, as well as the most sublime
proof of affection; and the waut of this power over the
feelings, and of that lofty, dignified affection which makes
a person prefer the future good of the beloved object to
a presen gratification, is the reason why so many fond
mothers spoil tneir children, and has made it question-
able whether negligence or indulgence is more hurtful;
but I am inclined to think that the latter has done most
Mankind seem to agree that children should be left
under the management oi women during their child-
hood. Now, from all the observation that I have been
able to make, women of sensibility are the most unfit
for this task, because they will infallibly, carried away by
their feelings, spoil a childs temper. The management
of the temper, the first and most important branch of
education, requires the sobe**, steady eye of reason ; a
plan of conduct equally distant from tyranny and indul-
gence ; yet these are the extremes that people of sensi-
bility alternately fall into, always shcoting beyond the
mark. I have followed this train of reasoning much
further, till I have concluded that a person of genius is
the most improper person to be employed in education,
public or private. Minds of this rare species see things
too much in masses, and seldom, if ever, have a good
temper. That habitual cheerfulness, termed good hu-
mor, is, perhaps, as seldom united with great mental
powers as with strong feelings. And those people who
follow, with interest and admiration, the flights of
genius; or, with cooler approbation suck in the instruc-
tion which has been elaborately prepared for them by
the profound thinker, ough not to be disgusted, if th y
find the former choleric, and the latter morose ; because
liveliness of fancy, and a tenacious comprehension of
mind, are scarcely compatible wiih that pliant urbanity
which leads a man, at least to bend to the opinions and
prejudices of others, instead of roughly confronting
(To be Continued.)
A NEW POLITICAL PARTY.
An Eastern gentleman now travelling in Penn-
sylvania, writes privately as below:
July 15, 1868.
I have been among the people since the result of the
Democratic Convention was known and have tried to as-
certain their views, talking freely with both democrats
and republicans. 1 find the idea of a third party, a
peoples party, with honest, square candidates, on an
outspoken honest platform, is received with great favor.
There are mmy who have voted the republican ticket,
who do not at all like their platform and candidate, and
Seymour is far from popular with the workingmen who
have hitherto acted with the democracy. Most of the
workingmen with whom I have talked, think a new
parly in the interests of labor (which is really in the in-
terest of all) would sweep the field in 1872, though it
might be too late to elect this fall.
They tell me there is a strong reaction against the re-
publican party throughout thi9 state. This town has
given a republican majority, but it is said, will probably
give twenty democratic majority in the fall. The reason
for this change is, that they think the party in power
have failed to do what they promised, and are corrupt
and extravagant. It would be a great pity that this feel-
ing should simply play into Seymours hands. Cannot
it be availed of to Inaugurate a new party of right and
j uslice for all ? I think it should be, and I hope we shall
have a full expression of opinion from all quarters.
p. s. 0.
How to Visit a Newspaper Offioe.If you call to
see the proprietors, see them. If the editors, see them
If a clerk, see him (or her). See the party interested t
Transact your business in as lew words and minutes as
possible, and retire, never forgetting that time is much
more than money,
WHA1 THE PRESS SAT OF US.
From the Coshocton (Ohio) Democrat.
The Revolution.W have received copy of the
above paper, and can heartily say that we like it for its
course, and its lashings of the time-serving policy of
the radical leaders. It is edited by Elizabeth Cady
Stanton and Parker Pilsbury, and advocates womans
rights in all things moral and virtuous ; a right io dis-
cuss the affairs of the nation, and a voice in controlling
the same. It is sharp, piquant, argumentative and just
in setting forth the right of intelligent women to the
ballot before ignorant negroes. It seeks to educate wc-
men in a manner to make them independent and trust-
ful to themselves. Success to The Revolution.
We have cut this notice from six different
western papers. We trust we have credited the
right man ; if not, we give the real author our
sincere thanks ; and if he will send us another
good word he will be remembered in the
archives of The Revolution," and thus be
made immortal in all time to come. We trust
this wholesale plagiarism does not indicate a
dearth of ideas among the Buckeyes of the
From the Daily Colorado (Central City) Herald.
Susans Revolution don't come regularly, but an
odd number occasionally reaches us, and when it does
come we appreciate it. The idea of Susan getting up a
revolution at all is refreshing. We like to think about
it, and we enjoy reading her clear, cutting articles. She
may never see her idea of perfection in government
realizedperhaps it is w>ll that she should notbut she
will do good and accomplish much. She cuts right and
left without remorse, acknowledging no party or fac-
tion, contending earnestly for what she believes to be the
cause of truth and justice. She has made a convert of
us, so for as belief in her sincerity goes. We are com-
pelled to admit her spirit, but fear she will be in the end
like Tennyson's Princess, who attempted to found a
female realm, but was conquered by the man who truly
loved her. The last part of that lovers speech breathes
the genuine spirit of true gallantry, and we dont be-
lieve that even Susan could resist such an appeal from a
nice young man. He says :
Come, yield thyself up; my hopes and thine are one;
Accomplish thou m$ manhood and thyself;
Lay thy sweet hands in mine and trust to me. *
We have an idea that in a similar case Susan would lay
down her sticks. The Revolution is a neat, smart,
good little paper, and only costs $2,00 a year. Send for
Yon have not taken in the length and breadth
of this Revolution. When you married yon did
not lay down your sticks, why should Susan ?
If this nice young man who could make this
eloquent appeal neither smokes, nor chews, nor
drinks, nor lies, nor steals, nor swears, Susan
might take him into consideration, if she coold
ever get a leisure moment for these romantic
questions. But to tell you the truth, Mr.
Herald, the danger of being tied to a bad man
for life makes wise women more patient to en-
dure the ills they have, than fly to others that
they know not of.
From the Dodge County (Kaison, Minn.) Republican.
* The Revolution.We have received several copies
of a very neat 16-page weekly, bearing the above title.
Mechanically, it presents a very neat appearance. Edi-
torially, it manifests a vigor of thought and massiveness
of intellect that constitutes a power in the land, and
must inevitably work a Revolution in the fogy relicts of
man's supremacy over woman, that still, like a dark
cloud, hangover society. We say success to The
From the Delaware (Ohio) Weekly Herald.
The Revolution.This is the cognomen of a
weekly journal devoted to Womau Suffrage and the
rights of the fair sex in general, and is a very able aid to
the cause of Womans Rights. We like its independ-
ence. We want to see tbe dear creatures hive their
rightsnil the rights nature intended them to have.
The terms of subscription are $2.00 a year.
Aud let us be the judges of natures inten*
tions. Somehow, we have lost faith in mans
interpretations of higher laws.
From tbe Manchester (Adams County, O.) Gazette.
We have received a copy of The Revolution, the
organ of free-thinking and free-acting women. The
editors have a very pungent way of saying what they
think of men and things, which makes their paper quite
entertaining. They make a point of being saucy and
piquant, but do not alwAys form correct views of men
whom they denounce. Very much like a woman,
though, to conceive an antipathy aud lose sight oi
leason. Nevertheless, The Revolution is oool and
refreshing reading these warm days, and those who have
the funds to spare cannot do better than send for it.
Give us tbe man and tbe correct view. These
generalizations, il/?\ Gazette, will not do. We
of The Revolution claim tbe power of
reason as well as intention. You must be as
cold as a clam if all our multiplied wrongs set
forth in glowing words are cool aud refresh-
ing. We thought to stir the tyrants up to
white heat. If you take the matter so. coolly,
we fear the odious word male will not be
stricken from your constitution in this gene-
From the Media (Pa.) American.
The Revolution.We have before noticed this
paper as a new, and we can already call it the leading,
advocate of tbe rights of women. Its chief editress is
Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stantona lady who has thus for,
at least, not lost the respect of the sterner sex by her
zealous advocacy of.men, their lights and nothing
more ; women, their rights and nothing less she has
rather won very general admiration for the ability and
ze9t of her at tides. It is safe to concede the natural
right of woman to do whatever she can do well; ergo,
we concede tho right in Mrs. Stauton to edit a news-
paper, and to win all the support for it which her enter-
From the Hartford (Ct.) Courant.
The Revolution, we take this occasion to remark,-
is one of tho most pijuant and readable of the papers
which find their way to our table.
From the Norwich (N. Y.) Telograph and Chronicle,
The Revolution is the recognized organ of those
in the state and elsewhere who advocate the doctrine of
'female suffrage. And with all due deference to (he sex
of the majority of its editors, we must say that it man-
fully maintains its creed, and is a sharp and spicy
paper. We caDnot agree with muchvery muchthat
itsays, but it must have credit for the ability with which
it discus es its views, and the correctness with which it
From the Winamac (Ind.) Democrat.
The Revolution.We have received a copy of
The Revolution, published m New York by Susan
B. Anthony, and edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and
Parker Pillsbury. It is an advocate of woman suffrage,
without regard to race or color, and vigorously pitches
into the corrupt politicians and office-holders at Wash-
ington and elsewhere. The number before us is spicy,
and its columns indicate tbat the editors will not be
sparing in their criticisms upon the acts of those in high
power. Susan, please X.
From the American (Cincinnati, 0.) Christian Review.
The Revolution, a weekly, edited by the accom-
plished Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony,
is one of tbe ablest, most interesting, high-toned papers
it has ever, been our pleasure to notice. Everything it
contains is new and original. The editors of this spicy
sheet are not only devoted to the rights of the better half
of creation, but to the elevating of man, thus seeking the
growth of our countrys good. They intend to compel
the lords of creation to admit her power of ex-
ample and influence, not only in private, but political
affairs of our nation, where she will stand uuseifish and
generous in the stern duties of life to plant the rock of
principle and justice. We welcome it to our table,
and commend it to the attention of all enterprising wo-
Yes, Pencilia, yon are rigMfc. Whatever ele-
vates woman elevates man, also. This great
wilderness of life will never be made a pleasant
garden until mothers go forth and pluck the
thorns from the crooked paths where so many
of our sons and daughters have stumbled and
From the Meriden (Conn.) Literary Recorder.
The Revolution, edited by two old and ugly
ladiesmen, Mr. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Mrs. Parker
Pillsbury, and published by Mr. Susan B. Anthony, is,
as its name indicates, bent on inaugurating a bloodless
Revolution. It aims to break down the barriers between
the sexes, and constitute a sort of international and
mutual reciprocity system. In other words, Mrs. Pills-
bury and the gentlemen Cady Stanton and Susie An-
thony believe nd teach that smart, sprightly, good-
looking, healthy and buxom matrons and misses should
wear pants, vote and legislate, become professionals,
and install themselves as hewers of wood and drawers of
water ; while the granylike male bipeds should be se-
curely encased in petticoats and long dresses, and left
home to wash dishes and tend babies. We like the
idea. It takes with us amazingly. Were we to select
our own father from among the three it should be Stan-
ton or Anthony in preference to Granny Pillsbury ; but
a wise Providence be praised for delivering us from the
paternity of either. The Revolution is no one>
horse concern. It is got up in an attractive manner, in
a convenient form, and is as smart as they make them
full of life, vigor, energy and snap, and all that sort of
thing. Its contents are mainly origiual, and its articles
are always readable.
The writer of the above was probably born in
tbe woods, and perhaps stall keeps his wigwam.
At least he takes to civiliz ation most unkindly.
From the Wayne County (Ohio) Democrat.
The Revolution is the name of a spicy journal
published in New York, in advocacy of Womans Rights.
It as radical to the core, and believes in extending the
elective franchise to the negro, but not to the exclusiou
of intelligent white women. Nor do we. It is in favor
of paying the national debt in greenbacks, and fearlessly
opposes the injustice done to women in paying them in-
ferior salaries for labor than men command for the
same. So are we.
It is flat-footed, consistent in its arguments, and alto-
gether a readable sheet, and we wish it success, as it is
eminently more fit to be the companion of -the American
ladies, as an expounder of their rights, than the nume-
rous magazines and papers that run their heads crazy
over fickle fashions, and torn their minds topsy-turvy
about love-sick tales of some demoralized novelist. It
is edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Parker Pills-
bury,- and under ihe proprietorship of Susan B. An-
Ihony. It is ably edited and elegantly printed, and alto-
gether its general complexion is good; cutting, as it
does, fearlessly all parties and sects independent of per-
sons. Although we cant train in the same company,
we are willing to let tbe fair creatures have a bearing.
To be sure our general complexion is good,
and the beauty of it is, this is our natural com-
plexion. You will always fled us just so, only
growing better and better, so our readers say. If
the women will only read The Revolution
we will give them sound ideas on all questions
of science, government, and political economy.
From the Centreville (Leon County) Texas.
We have before us a copy of that very neat and inter-
esting paper, The Revolution. It is an advocate of
; Womans Rights, is owned by Susan B. Anthony, an
edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Parker Pillsbury.
It is, in common parlance, a bully paper, and de-
fends the right of the weaker vessel in a style well cal-
culated to astonish tbe natives. Young men who iancy
tbe girls of their hearts to be simple, submissive, dove-
like creatures, and tbat they will continue so after mr-r-
riage, would do well to subscribe for and read The
Revolution. We have placed The Revolution
upon our exchange list, and anticipate considerable
pleasure in its perusal, and expect to use it for the bene-
fit of our lady readers.
Pray, Texas, do not frighten the young men,
and drive them all to choose weak-minded wo-
men for their wives. You are veiy much mis-
taken about these strong-minded women. They
are the best wives, mothers and housekeepers
in the countrythe most economical, kind,
patient, forbearing, gifted and genial of all
Eves daughters. We wish they were more
plenty that we might send a ship-load to
Women Advancing.-The Congregational Church of'
Harlem, N. Y., have voted, four to one, to make women
equal with them in all church affairs.
WOMAN'8 BIGHTS IN THE FIFTEEN 13
Editors of the Revolution :
We are told on good authority that ** there is
nothing new under the sun. Iu the face of
this declaration, your opponents of the other
sex pronounce you innovators, sctters-forth of
strange doctrines, advocates of new theories,
etc., etc. Now, I*believe you womanly enough
to Jove and seek truth rather than renown ; and,
being much interested in your labor, I have de-
sire^ to present to you and your readers (es-
pecially those of the stronger sex who have
on certain subjects such a reverence for ancient
ideas) the contents of a somewhat remarkable
little book, which I have discovered among the
old literature of one of our extensive libraries.
Tbis little work is a French translation, from
the Latin, of a treatise upon woman, written
in 1500, by Agrippa, a man whom the Preface
of the original translator will make known to
you as one oi high reputation and great ac-
quirements ; wftich Preface I will first offer you,
' not only as a means of introduction to our
author, but also as adding weight, if need be,
to the Treatise itself, by its acknowledgment of
full convietion and endorsement of the ideas
therein advanced. Lest my communication,
from its necessary length, should remind you
of the elephant presented to some unlucky
wight as a mark of esteem, and place you in
the same dilemma as was that recipient in re-
gard to its disposal, let me offer my curious
matter, in detached portions, in chapters, as I
found it in the quaint old book, which I retrans-
late for you. With your permission I now give
place to the introduction of the French trans-
Wore 1 the author of this Treatise which I now offer
to the public, I should hesitate to detain the reader
with a Preface. Such preludes are almost always re-
garded as superfluous, because they too olten serve
only to announce works which have no innate merit,
and this is a judgment which I should be the first to
pronounce on tho productions o^my own mind. But j
am acting simply as a translator, and am gratified to he
the mcaus oi presenting in our own language this
Treatise, composed by a man whose genius and attain-
ments are known to all the world. The name alone oi
the author is to mo a guaranty for the worth of the
book ; so I feel satisfied in writing this Preface to de-
clare the logical deductions, and thp beauties in which
it seems to me to abound. Its matter is interesting
and its style agreeable. My own experience has con-
vinced me of this, I having had much pleasure in its
I learned at college that man is superior to woman, and
I thence concluded that he was originally the nobler
creation. My conclusion I Believed to he legitimate!
the more so, that I found none to combat it, my opinion
being that entertained by all with whom I came in con-
tact ; I therefore regarded it as a principle to he accept-
ed without further proof. But, after reading this
/ Treatise upon the grandeur and excellence of woman,
whon developed according to tho design of the Creator,
I felt that my old creed would in vain attempt the right
of proscription against these new convictions. It was
not possible to rosist the evidence of the wise and curi-
ous proofs with which this little bcok is filled. Out
upon those ingrates (I said to myself) foolishly styled
philosophers who dare to advance the idea that nature
always intends to produce men, and that woman is rather
an anomaly in nature. Are not women in reality more
numerous than men ? Does not the fountain which
. nourishes and porpetuates the human race spring from
woman's faithful breast ? Does not the same law which
inspires us with sentiments of love and gratitude tor
her who gave us birth, oblige us to respect woman, our
mother, whose blood first coursed through the veins ot
our tendor bodies, whose germ lay always in her life
was nourished andexpanled there, plan ted there its life-
roots, and issued thence only by causing to that tender
mother pain without a parallel? Such were the senti-
ments which entered my mind after a perusal of this
Treatise of Agrippa ; and, as I did not accept these new
convictions without long disputations with myself, my
ancient prejudices combatting with all their power this
(to me) new truth, I have judged that the reading of this
little book would produce the same effect on the minds
of the blindest partisans of the male sex as upon my-
self. This is my reason for undertaking this trans-
lation ; and I have given little heed to the false delicacy
of the public, wishing only l bat I might be enabled to
restore a noble sex to their rights, and to disabuse the
mind of presumptuous man, who believes that woman
is only created for his use ; when, on the contrary, jus -
tice would rather seem to demand that man should min-
ister to woman, as the vase is for the benefit of the pot-
ter whose labor produces it. I hope that both men and
women will read this Treatise with pleasure, particularly
women, since it is composed in their honor, and con-
tains the foundation principles of their title to nobility
aDd excellence, regarding woman as faithfully fulfilling
the high destiny for which alone she was created, and in
failing to fulfil which she sells her birthright. As to
men, they may rather congratulate themselves upon
being disabused of ancient error; since, at the same
time, they may feel obliged to yield a more exalted posi-
tion to woman, they will be' equally convinced that wo-
man in her full intended development has an origin and
aim so noble, so exalted, that man should rather esteem
it a blessing to be guided by her whose nobility and
virtues he could but admire and esteem. It will be a
glorious day for all men when they recognize afcd en-
courage in woman those higher attributes which the
most powerful conquerors and the proudest spirits have
been forced to acknowledge, convinced by nature her-
seli, which should always Inspire a man with love and
respect for woman. But lest this Preface should be as
ample as the book which follows it, I will finish these
reflections by a suggestion which seems to me to con.
tain a most convincing proof of the nobility and excel-
lence of woman as an original creation. Mao, who ever
makes happiness his aim in all he undertakes, has im-
planted in his heart a powerful inclination to be in the
society of womanolear lesson of nature that woman is
an object most excellent and desirable, whose posses-
sion he seeks, as insuring the greater part of his earthly
happiacss, for that which can afford lasting hap-
piness must be at least on a level with us in
point of nobility and perfectness. I have but suggested
as a foretaste a few of tho evidences adduced in this
work. Agrippa makes uso of all, and knows how to
make them subserve his eud. Tbe name given to the
first woman ; the time and place of her creation ; the
matter of which she was formed ; her grace and beauty ;
the praises with which sacred writings have honored
her ; her deHoacy and modesty ; the illustrious honor
bestowed on her as mother of all tbe human race ; her
sympathy for tbe distressed ; her elegance ; her faculty
forgiving an agreeable expressioh to her thoughts ; tho
incomparable happiness of those who possess a good,
true woman ; her surprising asceiidaucy over the minds
and spirits of all meu ; in a n ord, all that is in womau,
all histories, sacred and profane, all nature, have been
for Agrippa fertile resources, whence bo has drawn in-
numerable curious proofs, wise and incontestable, of
the high position woman was intended to occupy, and of
the noble aims which she should nourish. As all my
readers may not be familiar with the history of our
author, a short biography may not bo out of place in
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF AGRIPPA.
Agrippa was born iu Cologne, in 1486, of an ancient
and noble family. Wishing to follow in tho footsteps of
his ancestors, who for many generations had filled
offices of trust in the sendee of the House of Austria,
he entered at a very early age into the immodi tc sorvice
of the Emperor Maximilian. He first acted as secretary,
but being as ready with the sword as with the pen, he
afterwards accepted a military position, and served the
emperor seven years in the army of Italy. He signal-
ized himsof on several occasions, and was rewarded
for his deeds of valor with the title of Chevalier. Wish-
ing to add acadomical honors to his military reputation,
he subsequently acquired for himself the titles of doc-
tor of laws and medicine. It cannot be denied lie was
a man of great genius, and varied acquirements, and
much general knowledge of facts and languages ; but liis
inclination for research, his too free pen (for he wrote
several works which strongly attacked prevailing ideas
andpopular prejudices), and his inconstant humor made
for him many enemies, and made his life one of many
vicissitudes. He travelled extensively, and was at one
time iu hgh repute among the reigning European pow-
ers, beiug iuvited almost simultaneously into the ser-
vice ot Henry of England, of the French Emperor, and
of Margaret of Austria, which last call he accepted, act-
ing as biographer of the Emperor Charles V. He shortly
after this composed the funeral oration of Margaret
herself. He wrote and lectured at various times and
places on theology, inclining'to the doctrines of Luther,
though reared in the Flemish form of worship. He was
twice married, but outlived both of bis wives, whom he
greatly lamented, and whom he has most highly ex-
tolled. At the close of his changeable life, alter alter-
nately basking in the sunshine of royal favor, and
again suffering from the persecutions of enemies, whose
anger his writings had aroused, he lound himself with-
out means or favor, and died in obscurity,
(To he Continued.)
WOMAN AND LABOR UNIONS.
Editors of the Revolution :
In your comment upon the resolution pertaining to
the labor of women, in the platform lately issued by
the National Labor Union, you make the following state-
There was quite a spicy discussion in the Committee
on Resolutions on one demanding the ballot tor woman, *
but it was voted down and the above substituted. Poor
human nature always wants something to look down
upon. Those workingmen, struggling to throw off the
chains of capitalists, bondholders and land monopolists,
w:uld forge new chaios with their own hands for the
women by their side.
Permit me respectfully to inform you that tbe reason
why womans just claim to the right of suffrage was not
specified and endorsed in the resolution above quoted,
was simply because tho council had no right to insert it,
being in honor bound not to exceed the letter of their
instructions in the Chicago platform of 1867. .
There is no doubt but that the great labor movement
now agitating not only this country bnt the civilized world
will gather to its aid many of the reforms of the age, the
most prominent of which are those which are advocated
in the columns of The Revolution. The platform
of the Anti-Slavery Society presents evidence that the
labor reform has already commenced it3 work of ab-
sorption. That Society has been compelled to abstract a
portion of the Freo Land plank laid down by the National
Union Labor Reformers in Baltimore m 1866. In misusing
it, however, it is questionable whother it does not lay it-
self open to the serious charges, first, of seeking to elevate
the black above the white laborer, by demanding land
solely for the negro; and secondly whether it has not
stultified its previous denunciations of invidious dis-
tinctions against the black man, by originating one spe-
cially in bis favor. It would be more consistent for it to
join the Labor Reformers, and, in the words of their Bal-
timore address (whether in Scuth Carolina or Massa-
chusetts), demand the tools for him that hath tho abil-
ity and tbe skill to use them, and the land for him that
hath the will and the heart to cultivate it.
Furthermore, it may he stated, that women were not
unrepresented in the Advisory Council which drew up
tho aforesaid resolution. Miss Kellogg, editress of the
New Monetary System, and another lady were present
during the proceedings. The quiet, orderly charflcter
of the meeting might well compare with the Senate of
the United Stites, even at the time, when, organized as
a Court of Impeachment, it sanctioned by a majority
vote, the able expose of Judge Ncilson in defence of the
duello. In conclusion, it is the confident belief of the
writer, that the right to vote can only be gained for wo-
man by hands browned with exposure and hardened
with toil ; lor it is painiully evident, both here and in
Great Britain, that there is a battle royal going forward
between the sexes in the classes which have little else to
occupy thoir time, and that women, whether conquerors
or conquered, can have small hope to obtain mercy, or
even justice, at tho bands of such chivalrous antagon-
ists. Permit me a word more on
The Daily Times of New York of tho 19th inst. con-.
eludes a leading article advocating Housework versus
Shopwork with tho follovviug sentence:
That working girls do not accept these advantages is
mainly owing to the false pride which will not permit
them to serve a mistress but keeps them slaves to mas-
The Times of New York is noted as a careful, tem-
perate and discriminating journal, not given to vitupera-
Won or misuse of language, and therefore what it says
may commonly be relied on as correct. It has ample
means of knowing the true condition of the working
girls of this city, and declares it, in terming them
slaves. This is candid. If this be so, it is manifestly
right that the people should know it, and it is honorable
in the Times to proclaim it. As to the word master,
which is so glibly assumed nowadays, it was believed
that even before the termination of the war,
He took his hat and he loft very sudden
And I think ho ran away.
But it appears that he only ran North. In conclusion,
would it not be well just now for those who seek to re-
suscitate the term here, to reflect on how much it has
cost to annihilate it in the South, and how freely the toll
of blood was paid. John.
Br GEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN.
We present Mr. Train to-day in a new 6har-
acter. While a patient at the Water Cure at St.
Anns, Blarney, he was invited by Dr. Barter of
the institution to deliver an address on Tem-
perance and Hygeine. The invitation was ac-
cepted, the lecture was given, was reported for
the Cork Herald, and subsequently published in
We regret that our space confines us to ex-
tracts only, when every line is redolent with
interest and eloquence.
The Examiner opens by saying :
Last evening Mr. George Francis Train delivered a
lecture at Dr. Barters, St. Anns Hill, Blarney, on the
laws of health. The fine dining-room of Dr. Barters
extensive establishment was filled by a large aud fashion-
able audience, composed of the visitors at present so-
journing at 8t. Ann's.- Many of the inhabitants of tbe
village and neighboring country were present. All the
windows were filled with people, and the door-way, and
an immense crowd were outside, unable to get in. The
lecturer, who was loudly cheered on entering, com-
menced his discourse shortly after eight oclock, was
listened to throughout with marked attention by his
auditory, who frequently applauded him.
For economy we omit all sub-heads and ex-
pressions of applause, that were very frequent.
Mr. Train saidI am much obliged for that applause ;
I came down to kiss the Blarney stone, but I did not
expect that the Blarney stone would kiss me (laughter);
but if you allow me I will pass that kind reception over
the water to my own people, who are your people as
well, for there are plenty of them, through our moftn.
Looking over the mountain and wood here it seems to
me that I can see Sir Walter Raleigh hammering away
at the castle, and McCarthy Mor sending him hack, again
and again. He used to send dispatches to Queen Eliza
betb, saying always, We have taken the castle.
last the Queen said, That is all Blarney, and that
was the origin of tbe expression. Standing here where
Cromwell stood before me, when he battered down the
castlethose days of Beaumont aod F etener, of William
Shakspeare and Francis Bacon come back to me. It
seems to me that I could go back to those days when
a woman ruled tbe world, and I should like to know why
they should not have votes and rule it now? And how
does it happen that she has not sense enough to vote for
a member of Parliament here in Blarney ? But I will
put that all right one day.
I live by antagonism. I love it dearly. I like to have
people oppose me. If there is anyplace in the world
where I am more perfectly at horn: than another, it is
in the enemy's camp. When I said I would come
down here, several persons said, They dont like you
down there ; I said, Why so? Oh, because you
'are the head devil of Feuianism (laughter) ; it is a sec-
tarian establishmentit is Protestant. But, I said,
the reformation of the laws of health are as free as tbe
air we breathe, or as pure as the water we drink, it can-
not be possible that the great head-centre of the Turk-
ish Bath, Dr. Barter, is so illiberal as to shut anybody
out. Perhaps I can turn over ten or twelve thousand
Americans to spend their money here. This is the
place for our touristsour continental travellers
our pleasure-seekersand health-searchers. This is
their Mecca, where they should come and worship the
For three thousand yearte drug-men had managed to
engage every oorner lot in Christendom to erect drug-
shops. He alluded to the great and almost insurmount-
able opposition which every innovation on the estab-
lished order of things received, and paid a high compli-
ment to Dr. Barter for the headwayslow though it
necessarily was at firstthat he had made against such
opposition. Dr. Barter bad to struggle against a terrible
combinationone of the best organized oppositions the
world ever saw. The lecturer spoke in severe terms of
the practitioners who professed to cure by drugs and
Old Parr lived to the age of 140 years, simply because
he did not use his own pills (laughter). So with other
long-lived members of the profession j they lived long
lives because they avoided the drugs which they sold
their patients. Galen, the doctor of Nature, lived 142
years, while Paracelsus, the inventor of antimony and
calomel, who boasted that he had discovered the Elixir
vitce, died at 42. He would convict those practition-
ers who macadamized the graveyards ot the coun-
try with the bones of men, women and children, killed
by their deleterious stuffs, as common felons. He would
make use of their own words to convict them.
The lecturer then read the admissions of the follow-
ing practitioners : Prof. H. G. Cox, M.D. : Prof. B. F.
Parker, M.D. ; Prof. E. S. Carr, M.D., New York Semi-
nary ; Prof. Martin Paine, M.D.all believe that bread
pills cure where mercury kills. The science ofmedi-
cine is founded on conjecture, and improved by mur-
der, said Sir Astloy Cooper. Dr. Forth says, The
most dishonest of all trades is that of medicine. Dr.
Radcliffe says, When he commenced practice he had
twenty medicines for ovary disease ; when he ceased he
had twenty diseases for which he had no remedy.
Adam Smith remarked, That the real quackery of the
regular physician made quack doctors succeed. The
educating of the outside path is the only hope of medi-
cal reform, said Dr. Kidd. Prof. Evans, of the London
Boyal College, says, The medical faculty of our days
have neither philosophy nor common sense to recom-
mend it. Throw physic to the dogs, Ill none of it,
says Macbeth. While the old proverb reads Physic
always dcec good ; it it ills the patient, it enriches the
apothecary. Bacon said, The practitioner who does
not intermix the correctness of experience with his
work as he goes along, is like a bad mower in a heavy
harvest, who mows on still in large field and never
sharpens his seythe. Sir Thomas Watson, only last
January, told the Faculty in London that they
were all at loggerheads on questions of disease and
medicine, no one agreeing upon any one point. Dr.
Griffith, in his able letter to the Medical Mirror, ob-
serves, that the drug doctors have tried but one sys-
tem, while the bath-cure doctors have tried two ; hence
one has a comparison, the other has not. Dr. Macart-
ney, forty years ago, at Trinity College, Dublin, said
that water properly used was worth the whole pharma-
copeia of medicine. The celebrated Dr. Janies Johnson
said, if there was not a single physician, surgeon, man-
midwife, chemist, apothecary, drug.1st nor drug on the
earth, there would oe less sickness and less mortality.
Dr. Bailie, on his- death-bed, after forty years' experi-
ence, said, I wish I could be sure that I have not
killed more than I have cured. Abernetby said that
diseases increase in proportion to the increase of the
medical men. Live on sixpence a diy and earn it, has
become a medical proverb. My countryman, Francis
Cogswell, M.D., of Boston, said, medicine had produced
far more evil than good. The medical author, John
Mason Good, F.R.S., said, the only certainty about medi-
cines was, they *iad destroyed more lives than war,
pestilence, or famine. Listen to Prof. Gregory of Edin-
burgh : Ninety-nine medical facts are ninety-nine lies,
and medical doctrines are stark staring nonsense. My
own cotmtryman, Dr. Rush, Professor in Philadelphia
Medical College, alludes to the murders done uuder false
facts false theories where physicians have assisted
in mnltiplying disease and increasing their fatality.
The mal-practice (said Dr. Ramage, Fellow, London
Royal College) warrants me in saying that (he sufferer in
most cases would be safe without a physician. The
Dublin Medical Journal says, the so-called medical
science is no science at all, but a garble of inconsistent
opinions, conclusions incorrectly drawn, facts misunder-
stood, comparisons without analogy, hypothesis with-
out reason, and theories useless and dangerous. Dr.
Bostock, author of the History of Medicine, said every
dose is a blind experiment upon the vitality of the
patient. Did not Vju Swicten say all that art can do is
to shorten life ? and Dr. Reid remarked that more iu-
fantile subjects are destroyed by pestle and mortar than
Herod massacredin Bethlehem. '
I might add tbe testimony of some of the leadiDg pro
fessors of tho American Medical CollegesStevens
Smith, Gilman, Alonzo Clark, Prof. Parker, Dr. Marcy
the celebrated author, whose great work on Catholicism
has been so widely circulatedHorace Green, H. G*
Cox, Professors Carson, Carr, St. John, and a host of
The lecturer then alluded to the origin of hydropathy.
A German, named Priesnitz, while standing on the
banks of a lake saw a stag come down pursued and
frightfully mangled by the dogs. The animal, by the oc-
casional immersion in the waters of the lake, and the
application of mud to its wounds, was restored to its
former healthy and vigorous state, and Priesnitz asked
himself would not the water have the same effect in his
own case. He tried, and discovered that it was equally
beneficial to him. From that incident sprung th^noble
science cf hydropathy, which was afterwards improved
by another German, Dr. Frankie. From this point
Graffenburg, Drs. 'Wilson and Gully, ot Malvern;
McCloud, of Bhenridding ; Dr. Smith, of Hkley Wells ;
Dr. Lane, of SudboroughPark, Richmond ; and Claridge,
who gave Dr. Barter a hint or two, all branched into
hydropathy ; and Shiefferdecker, the distinguished Ger-
man, became the Priesnitz of America. Having been
with all these gentlemen I am well posted.
The lecturer then referred to the dreadful mortality
which occurred among infants in London. He had been
told by Dr. Barter that half the children bom in London
died before they arrived at their third year, and the
other half before their twenty-first year. He begged
pardon ; he meant half of the remaining half. Mr. Train
then applied the following :
Between two short breaths what crowded mysteries
The first brief gaspthe last the long-drawn sigh.
The London Lancet, of the 18th January, publishes an
address from Sir Thomas Watson, Bart., M.D., at the
opening meeting of the Clinton Society of London.
HI Hi * * * * * * * * * Jo me
(says Sir Thomas) it seems a life-long wonder how
vaguely, how ignorantly, how rashly drugs are often
prescribed. We try this, and not succeeding, we try
thatj and. baffled again, we try something else; and it
is fortunate if we do no harm in these our tryings. Now,
this random and haphazard practice, whenever and by
whomsoever adopted, is both dangerous in itself and.
discreditable to medicine as a science. Our profession
is continually fluctuating on a sea of doubts about ques-
tions of the greatest importance (sensation). Of this
the evidence is plentiful and constant. Let me substan-
tiate what I am now saying by one or two glaring in-
stances. The old, and as might have been hoped, obso-
lete controversy between the Cullenian and the Bran-
onian schools has been revived in all its former extrava-
gance within our time. Many of us can recollect
the period when blood-letting was considered the sum-
mum remedium against, at least, all forms of inflamma-
tory disorders, which were to be starved out also by tbe
strict enforcement of what was called the antiphlogistic
regimen. Now, there are, I believe, many who yet hold
that to deprive a patient of an ounce of his blood is to
sap his strength and to aggravate his danger, andtbat for
all ailments brandy is tne grand and easy panacea. One
generation extols mercury as tbe sole and uni ailing
remedy for syphilis ; the next attributes all the worst
evils that follow in the train of that hateful disorder to
the very mineral which has been administered for its
cure. Even now, at this present time, a hot contention
of most mighty import fills the air around us, upon the
question whether when cholera is present in the com-
munity we should treat the ciarrhcea, presumed to be
the prelude or the commencement of cholera, by opium
and astringents to check the discharges from the bowels,
or by castor oil to promote them. I say this uncertainty, (
f-Tviti unseemly variation and instability of opinions, is a
standing reproach to the calling we profess. It has shaken
the faith of many men, of men both able and thoughtful^
and driven them to ask themselves whether auy kind of
medication, other than the vis medicatrix naturae, is of
.real efficacy or value.
Every time you breathe, says Dr. Johnson, you
blow away a little of your nose, a little bit of your ear, a
fragment of your eyes, a fraction of your brain, an
atom of your heartin short, a part of your whole per-
son. What the.public most hates, is Information,
What constitutes disease ? The diseases distinctly
referable to ardent spirits alone, says Dr. Gordon,
Physician to the London Hospital, amount to seventy-
five cases outrof tho hundred.
I am persuaded that tens of thousands of temperate
drinkers die annually from diseases, through which the
abstemious would pass in safely.Dr. Sewall.
Ardent spirits are one oi tbe principal causes of die-
ease, poverty and vice, writes Edward Turner, Pro-
fessor of Ohemistry in the London University.
The eloquent gontleman then referred in glowing
terms to the city of Donver, and the district of Cheyenne,
which wore almost wastes before, and only inhabited by
the natives, but now had become, through the influence
and the co-operation of those who worked with him, pros-
perous parts of the New World. Whore there was not a
paper to be seen before, there were now several daily jour
nals, some of which he exhibitedthe Colorado Tri-
bune, the Rocky Mountain News, and the Cheyenne
Argusall dailies. Thus civilization and enl:ghtenment
were being extended, tbe population was being rapidly
increased, the people were rapidly gaining in wealth,
and influence was coming to all. The moment he saw
Denver and the mountains, he embalmed his inspira-
What ages of galvanic shocks,
Threw up these snow-clad mountain rocks
What earthquakes these high boulders hurled,
The grand* st scenery of the world ?
There were four physicians in the world that the
Almighty gave nssun, air, food, and water. Yet the
doctors seemed not to believe in their efficacy, for look
at the churches, tor instancethe windows were of
stained glass, so that the light could not enter, they were
muffled to keep out the air and the sun ; other preven-
tatives were taken to keep out the necessary element in
such a case as that to which he had alluded. Care was
the whole ihingtake exercise in the open air, practice
regularity, early to bed early to rise, water inside and
water outside, as much as they could take, and by this
means they would do more for themselves and their con-
stitutions than the doctors could with their pills, boluses,
drugs, and all the other compounds with which thoy
poisoned mankind. (A voiceWhat about tobacco ?] He
would say that .
Tobacco is an evil weed.
Because the devil sowed the seed ;
It drains your pockets, soils your clothes,
And makes a chimney of your nose.
(Cheers and laughter.)
Let me put your habitual smoker into a wet sheet, and
the white linen will look as yellow as saffron from the
tobacco I have drawn out of his hide.
[4 VoiceWhat about Dr. Beamish in the jail ?] He
would teJl them how he (Train) treated Dr. Beamish. In-
stead of Dr. Beamish prescribing for him he prescribed
for Dr. Beamish. While ho was inside in his little room
in the jail, there came a deputation o' jailers and warders
to him to have him go down and see Dr. Beamish, the
physician of the jail. He asked What for ? They ro
plied that it was the discipline of the jail. Ho rejoined
that if the doctor wanted to visit him he should come
there and see him. The doctor sent back word to come
and see him, that he was the physician. He retorted
that he did not care, for that he was a physician as well
(a laugh). The doctor came and intimated that he was
the physician. He was an old man with grey hair. When
he said that he was the physician, he (Mr. Train) replied,
So am I. Mr. Train then described the symptoms
which he detailed to Dr. Beamish, to show that his (Dr.
Beamishs) system was out of order, amid much laughter.
He told him to take a bath every morning. He conjured
him to look to the millions of mouths that were stopped
up all over his body, which should be opened if the doc-
tor v anted to enjoy perfeot health.
He advised him to attend to.,the twenty-eight miles' of
drains, and sewersfor they were all composed of arte-
ries, drams, and sowers (laughter)that pervaded his
ftame, or else ho would suffer more than he was suffer-
ing already. Ho explained the nature of the fifty-six
joints on hands and ieet. The duality of the body. The
fact that a frail maidens heart pumped out blood equal
to the force of a six-horse-power engine. If they were to
see the astonishment of the old doctor they would be de-
lighted. He did not know actually what to make of him.
Ho (Mr. Train) turned the tables upon him at oncehe
beat him on his own ground.
The lecturer then descanted on the advantages which
Dr. Barters institution afforded to the invalid, and re.
commended it to all. He did not approve of all the diets
which the doctor allowed hispatients. For instance, tea
[A LadyWe must have tea], and cocoa, and meat for
breakfast all wrong ; liquids should not be allowed at
meals. It might be said that the doctor permitted the
use of these in order to satisfy those under his care, but
if he so indulged them they would next ask for their
glass of wine, their glass of brandy, their glass of whiskey,
and so on, until a great many of the merits of the splen-
did establishment would have vanished altogether. Mr.
Train then spoke of the length of time which the Turkish
Bath had existed, and the glorious results which had at-
tended it. All nations but ours bathed. He found the
steam baths in Japan, China, Java, Singapore, India,
Persia, and Arabia. Tbe Chaldeans, the Persians, the
Carthageniansall used it. For centuries beiore Christ
the bath was an Eastern institution. The Romans used
it as a luxury. The first ruins he saw iD Romo were the
gigantic bath? of Titus, Caracalli, and Diocletian. One
Emperor alone introduced four thousand batbs, many of
which like that built aL Cork by Dr. Barter, and another
here at St. Anns, were for the poor (cheers).
The subject of the Turkish Bath is one of universal in-
terest. Let me sum up my observations. Dr. Barters
medical experience of 41 years ; his introduction to the
hydropathic system. 25 years ago, is a history of itself.
Heat as a remedy for disease. The origin of the Turkish
Bath is a milestone in the progress of health. Dr. Bar-
ters first introduction to David Urquhart, Esq., was in
1856. His first knowledgo of the Turkish Bath was ne-
cessarily limited. The first Turkish Bath was erected
just over tbe hill there in 1856the first in Ireland
(applause); and popular prejudices against the bath on
its first introduction were only overcome by great
patience and constant labor. Its improvement by Dr-
Barter is its leading feature to-day. The nature and
healing properties of theTcirkish Bath are shown by tbe
recovery of so many chronic invalids. Physiological
testimonies are recorded by the thousand. It is a
source of strength and health. No danger in its use
from head or heart complaints. Its influence on the skin
renders it useful in all forms of disease. Its importance
in ancient times ; its discontinuance during the Dark
Ages; and its progress throughout the civilized world in
modern times, is a striking instance of its curative power.
The superiority of the new Irish Bath over the Eastern
or Turkish Bath ; its importance iQ hospitals, asyjiuns,
and workhouses, are daily witnessed. It eradicates
scrofula and hereditary diseases. It is of special import-
ance in the case of those who lead a sedentary life. A
confirmed lunatic confined for nine years in a lunatic
asylum was cured with four baths. I intend, when I re-
turn to America, to havo it introduced by the state in al*
the Insane Asylums, believing that when tbo stomach
and the skin are sane the mind will be also.. The
use of the bath amongst the poor, Mrs. Donovan says,
is a blessing that should be introduced everywhere
Dr. Barters efforts to spread a knowledge of the bath
throughout Great Britain are worthy of all praise.
You see how rapidly I have jumped from age to age
from'where Moses said the vitality of the flesh was in the
bloodwhere allapathists saidHe that is filthy, let
Mm be filthy still (laughter); while we say that clean-
liness is next to godliness (cheers). How I run past
authorities of the Eastern nations,past Galen in his
hardy old age ; Celsus, the physician : Paracelsus, the
chemical poisoner (sensation); Hippocrates, the god of
nature ; and Esculapius, the god of medicine ; down the
role of time to Harvey, discoverer of the circulation of
the blood ; after that wonderful man of a century ago
who lived about Mesmers timeHannemann, who re-
duced the pill to a grain instead of a pound (laughter);
the inventor of homoeopathya remarkable progress ;
past ihe quinine discovery they administered to Freder-
ick the Greatwhich has killed more peoplo than
all the fever and ague in the worldalmost as bad as
calomel, not quite ; onward still I carried you down the
roll of ages to Priesnitz, Frankie, Wilson, Gully,
Schieffeudeoker, Kuzskousai, Shew, Trailmilestones
along the highway of progress, till I have brought you
down to the culminating point, where a great man
summed up the experience of ages, and shut off the
vapor, and gave you the Frigldarium of the Romans
the Tepidarium of the Turks, 105 to 115till he finally
brought you to the Calidarium of St. Anns at Blarney,
140 to 200 of dry air, where Dr. Barter, tbe great Medical
Reformer of tho age, holds the mirror of health up to
nature, and perform miracles on you and others never
known in ancient times.
Having lun through the changes from ancient to
modem times, showing the several jumps in medica^
science to tho true laws of health, I conclude with my
own experience at St. Anns. Each lamp hath, vapor
box, compressed air Roman Bath, and even Turkish bath
is tar astern in the progress of Hygiene. Yes, wo are
ahead of the Romans and the Turks. When we are in
Romo we will do as the Romans didwhen we are in
Turkey shall we do as the turkeys did. Now we are in
Ireland, and hence must do as the Irish do. So over'
board with the Roman bath ; overboard with the Turk-
ish bath (ob, and sensation). Hear me ; I am going to
give you a new idea. This is the Irish baththe Barter
bath. As Victoria descended from Eva, the Irish Prin-
cess ; as Palmerston trom Mary Gee the Irish maiden, so
Wellington was Irish; and what is most important, and
so little known, America, my own fair land, was dis-
covered by an Irishman, Saint Brenda, In the sixth
century; so the great improvement in the Roman and
Turkish baths was made by an Irishman, Richard Bar-
ter, of St. Anns. Therefore, let us to-night give Ireland
the credit, and christen the Reformation the Irish bath
of Dr. Barter of Blarney. From 120 in the Tepidarium
to 150 in tbe Calidarium, of the old bath, I have just
stepped into and bathed in Dr. Barters new bath at 200
degrees. All infectious poisons, animal and otherwise,
die at 180 degrees. Hence, this new baththis great
heat would kill the plague, the cholera, and all infec.
tious diseasesfor putrefaction could not live in that
temperature. 1 he scab in sheep is an insect, and in
Australia they have now Turkish baths of this tempera-
ture for sheep, and one bath kills the insect and cures
tbe sheep. Heat is naturetemperature is life. What
makes Hie grass grow, the birds sing, the flowers give
their beauty and fragrance ? Is it not temperature ? Do
not light and heat follow the sun ? Who can explain it ?
Temperature makes the steeltemperature creates the
tides, the clouds, and the colors of Gods autograph
the rainbow. Does not the chemist in tbe crucible sep-
arate the dross lrom the gold by beat, by temperature ?
So does Dr. Barter separate the disease from tbe body by
temperature ? We jumped from 200 degrees into the bath
of spring water at 45 degrees ; then stood beside the fur-
nace where it was at least 400 degrees, then at once went
into tbe cold air of tne adjoining room at 55 degreesall
these changes were new and delightful sensationsno
inconvenience, no closeness, no oppression, no unpleas-
ant feelingyet lay your watch or knife on the floor for
five minutes and it would burn your hand. No disease
can be contagious here ; small pox or typhus would be
at once destroyed and eliminated. This is tbe true dis-
infecting agent Take a piece of putrid meat and in a
short time it would be dry, and the putrefaction entirely
goneso with the diseased body. The Irish bath, this
wonderful curative power charms my senses, and per-
haps my destiny is to be a great Health Relormer instead
of tho President of America. I have ambition to do good
to my fellow-men. Health is the acme of life, what is
happiness without health ? The two ideas cannot liva
together. After gormandizing and iaebiiating at a
banquet, we usually wind up with a bumper** Here is
to your health, gentlemen. That very admission ac-
knowledges that they have been brutalizing their sys-
tems and outraging, nature by their appetites. Hence,
no wonder they drink your health at last. Then
let ns hurrah. lor the Irish bath. Cheers lor Dr. Barter,
and thank God that I came down to Blarney. Two points
and I say good-night. First, no one ever died from tak-
ing the bath; although thousands have been resouedas
you, my audience have, from an early grave. Second,
and this is most important, it is the only case on record
where the doctor takes his own medicine. So, then, sue
cess to the Health Reformation and tbe disciples of Dr.
Barter of St. Anns.
Tobaccoby Fanny Febn. I hate tobacco. I am a
clean creature, and it smells bad. Smells bad is a mild
word ; bet I uso it, being a woman. I deny your right
to smell bad in my presence, or the presence of oUr -
clean sisterhood. I deny your right to poison the air of
our parlors, or our bed-rooms, with your breath, or your
tobacco-saturated clothing, even though you may be our
husbands. Terrible creature! I think 1 hepr you say, I
am glad you are not my wife. So amt. How would
you like it, had you arranged your parlor with dainty
fingers, and were rejoicing in the sweot-scented migno-
nette, and violets, and heliotrope, in the pretty vase on
your table, forgetting, in your hapniness, that Bridget
and Biddy had vexed your soul the greater part of the
dayand in your nicely-cushioned chain, were resting
your spirits even moro than your body, to have a man
enter with that detestable bar-room odor, and spoil it
all? Or worse, light a cigar or pipe in your very pre-
sence, and puff away as if it. were the heaven to yon
which it appears to be to him.
The women of Helgoland revolting against the cru-
elty, baseness and tyranny of Long Peter surrendered
the island, the seat of the ancient gods, to Admiral
Paulsen, of the Danish navy. This occurred in 1684.
7th chapter Napoleon and Blusher. Miss MulbacB.
Womens Work.A Portland lady who has kept count
of the quantity she has consumed, has used 30 miles < f
spool cotton within 12 years in doing her family sewing,
Three Dry Goons clerks of this city are paid $10,000 a
year each, by a firm which employs 150 men. When will
men be paid less, or women more ?
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON,|
PARKER PILLSBURY, | ^unois.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY, Proprietor.
NEW YORK, JULY 30, 1868.
TEE CHICAGO TRIBUNE.
When we commenced. The Revolution
last January, we introduced ourselves at once to
the Chicago Tribune, regarding it os among the
very best journals in the country, East or West,
and solicited an exchange. We even applied by
letter, but neither it nor bur paper everproduced
any response. We did not know that the
Tribune recognized our being at all, until last
week some friend (or foe) sent us its issue of the
18th instant, with a leading editorial, marked
with heavy emphasis, headed, The Woman
Question. The article has length and breadth,
(of a kind), and defiantly brandishes its scimet&r
at us after this sort:
The conduct of the Womans Cause in America has
sometimes been such as to seriously increase the diffi-
culty of inviting women to political equality. It is only
necessary to say that George Francis Train has been-put
forward here, while England has brought to the front
John Stuart Mill. * * * Mrs. Stanton
and Miss Anthony have been for months coquetting with
the democratic party, proffering it a platform, appealing
to its chiefs in Tammany dall for aid and comfort, and
virtually engaging themselves to adopt a great part of its
wicked policy. For some reason the extreme freedom of
America has brought forward a class of female reformers
who singularly lack the very qualifications without which
it would never be possiole for womrn ti lend any real
aid to men, Some of our readers will remember Mrs.
Brownings sarcastic mention of
The lecturer from the states upon the Worn \ns Cause.
Unfortunately we have all seen Delia Dcfebi. and been
prejudiced by her against tbe demand of w >man for
equality. Thoughtful men cannot welcome tbe company
of an egotist and scold such as Mrs. Dobbs is. They
will hesitate to concede anything to her, and hope that
in due time truerwomen and nobler reformers will take
control of the Womans Movement * The modest
demonstration of some of the good women of Boston,
who have united in a Womans dub, with a view to
practical work for the mental, moral, and social elevation
of their sex, is a note of promise, a step in the right di-
rection. Theoretical demonstration, lecturing and
haranguing, have had the field to themselves for a good
while without much result. ******
With a tolerably, retentive memory, we do not
recollect a worse perversion of a case than is
read in the above extracted statements. We
are too hard at work to give the article much
attention, but as both tbe proprietor of The
Revolution, Miss Anthony, and Mrs. Stanton
are out of the city for some time, we venture in
their behalf a few corrections.
As to Mr. Train, he was a volunteer in the
cause as unexpected as he has proved efficient.
No one put him forward; but imperative as
was the need of a newspaper devote! to the
cause of impartial suffrage, above all distinctions
of color or sex, not a man or woman could he
found in the nation, able and w lling to estab-
lish it until he as unexpectedly as opportunely
appeared. Attempts of every kind had been
made, last year and the year before. Lucy
Stone exhausted all her power of persuasion
and entreaty with wealthy abolitionists and
others, to induce them to aid her in in-
augurating such an enterprise, she to be its
sole manager, but availed nothing. Overtures
of various kinds were made to the Anii-Siavery
Standard with no better success. Not even its
fourth page could be procured. With it, this
was the negros hour, but his alone! and
woman must wait.
When every human effort had been tried, ex-
hausted, and all tonopuipose, most accidentally
George Francis Train was encountered in Kan-
sas by Mrs. Stanton and Miss Anthony, and
after some acquaintance and co-operation in the
lecturing field, he, unsolicited, proposed to assist
in establishing a newspaper, to be under their
sole control, for the advocacy of Educated
Suffrage, irrespective of color or sex. The offer
was accepted, The Revolution was the re-
sult ; and in seven months has secured a reputa-
tion and respect, that challenge comparison
with any paper on the Continent. Before tbe
third number had appeared, Mr. Train sailed
for Great Britain, where he has been in a felons
piison nearly all the time since, apparently to
the intense joy of most of his own countrymen,
especially the republicans and many aboli-
The Revolution, so far, seems eminently a
success. We are in constant receipt of letters,
papers, and documents from France, Spain,
Germany,- and Switzerland, many of which, as
our readers know, we have translated, and at
much expense, for their benefit; while we are
well assured, that no American journal is more
extensively copied by the British press than
The Revolution. At home, we areonly sur-
prised at the rapidity with which we have grown
into favorable consideration. The newspapers
of the country are in number about six thousand,
by a printed catalogue. Twice we have fur-
nished every one with a copy of our paper, since
which, fully one-half of them have solicited an
exchange, to which we would gladly consent,
were it possible. Our subscribers include some
from the very best classes in the country for
education, culture, and refinement, men and
women of all religions and every shade of political
opinion. Our contributors and correspondents
speak for themselves. It may be said, however,
that our space admits but of a small part of the
excellent communications voluntarily offered.
What the press says of us can be read from week
to week ; though here again it should be said,
we can print but small part, though we mean
our selections to be eminently impartial. And
it is certainly due our cotempora/Hes of the press,
to say that their notices of The Revolution
have generally been characterized by singular
fairness, friendliness and approval; and in hun-
dreds of instances, by a sympathy and readi-
ness to co-operate, quite unlooked for, and for
which we cannot be too grateful; and which
enable us to meet with the utmost serenity, the
wanton attacks of the like of the Chicago
That Mrs. Stanton and Miss Anthony have
been coquetting with the democratic party for
months, is as true as that they did precisely
the samethiog, not for months, but years,
with the republican party and leading abolition-
ists, to precisely the same purpose. They ex-
hausted all Leap year privilege with both these
classes, and were spurned by both. They were
ready to worship Wade and Wendell Phillips,
Salmon P. Chase, Horace Greeley, and Theodore
Tilton, because all of them had expressed cor-
dial wishes that woman might soon come to
equal right of citizenship with men. Caring
nothing which party conferred the boon they
sought, and rejected by all others, they appealed
at last to the democrats, hoping, it may be,
against hope. But they at least proved their
impartiality. The result is known. Democrats,
republicans, and leading abolitionists have
shown themselves all alike in this respect. Their
appeal to the republicans cost them many excel-
lent friends. Their appeal to the Anti-Slavery
Society, two years ago, seemed more disastrous
still. The appeal to the democrats cannot be
But they and their principles survive. Sub-
limely conscious that their cause is just, they
have both passed through mauy a fiery furnace,
many a lions den unharmed, within the last
twenty years. Whatever become of themselves,
Mrs. Stanton and Miss Anthony both know
that their cause, founded in Eternal Justice,
must survive ; can no more die than God can
With blistering blasphemy, the Chicago 2ri-
bune links the name of Mrs. Stanton with one of
the most odious characters ever invented by
Elizabeth Barrett Browning. None surely will
onvy the writer of the tribune article the head
or heart, out of which could be distilled a com-
parison so diabolically unj ust. He surely must
have been most limited, or in some way most
unfortunate in his own female acquaintance, and
wholly unread in the pages of The Revolu-
tion, on whose editor he thunders so fearful a
judgment. A DeliaDobbs,"is Mrs. Elizabeth
Cady Stanton? an egotist and scold! The
hones of Mrs. Browning would rattle in rebuke
against the author of such comparison, should
his feet profane the ground beneath which she
The Tribune comforts itself in a good time
coming. The modest demonstration of some
good women in Boston is to it a note of
promise, a step in the right direction. Be it
so. None will be gladder or more grateful to see
them succeed than the Tribune's Delia Dobbs
Stanton, and that other ogre, egotist and
scold, Susan B. Anthony. Let the Boston
women advance in their modest demonstra-
tion. Like some of Bunyans Pilgrims, they
can now walk in silver slippers*' over paths
long trodden by bare and bloody feet. Garri-
son was once the stone of stumbling and rock
of offence to all modest demonstration of Anti-
Slavery, by thoughtful men * of Boston, the
gentlemen of property and standing,* the'
godly men and women who were yearning to
take an Anti-Slavery step in the right direc-
tion. These could not welcome the company of
such an egotist and scold l * the very verbatim
literatim used against him. The eminent Dr.
Channing even shook his raimeQt against him,
long after the excellent Samuel J. May became
his willing disciple. And a greater than Garri-
son once in Judea, fared no better. What
pioneer prophet or apostle ever did ? To priest,
Levite, and perchance to the editor of the Jeru-
salem Tribune, he was an egotistand scold; *
and greatly in the way of more modest demon-
strations of thoughtful men to advance the
kingdom of God. Politicians too of every party
conspired against him, and with priest, scribe
and Pharisee, they made a sad, short hie for
him on earth, and a most bloody and igno-
minious death. But the virtue of their victim
set the cross on fire to be the light and glory of
the ages forever more! p. p.
A New Party.The Hamilton (Ohio) Tele-
graph says : Third parties are generally com-
posed of third-rate men. The present move,
however, to organize a faction inimical to both
Grant and Seymour has elements of strength
not to be despised.
The legal disabi lities to the exercise of suf-
frage (for persons of sound mind and body) in
the several states, are five ; age, color, sex, prop-
erty and education. As age depends on a fixed
law beyond the control of fallible man, viz : the
revolution of the earth around the sun, it must
be impartial, for nolens volens, all.men must re-
volve with their native planet; and as no re-
publican or democratic majority can make the
earth stand stil, even for a Presidential cam-
paign, they must in time perform that journey
often enough to become legal voters. As the
right to the ballot is not leased on intelligence,
it matters not that some boys of eighteen do
know more than some men of thirty, inasmuch
as boys are not bound by any contract, except
marriage ; cannot sell a horse, or piece of land,
or be sued for debt until they are twenty-one,
this qualification of age seems to be in harmony
with the laws of the land, and based on common
sense. As to color and sex, neither time, money
or education, can make blade white, or woman
man ; therefore, such insurmountable qualifica-
tions, not to be tolerated in a republican gov-
ernment, are unworthy our serious considera-
tion. Qualifications, says Senator Sumner,
cannot be in their nature insurmountable. A
permanent or insurmountable qualification is
equivalent to a deprivation of the suffrage. In
other words, it is the tyranny of taxation with-
out representation, and this tyranny, I insist, is
not intrusted to any state in the Union. As to
property and education, there are some plausi-
ble arguments in favor of such qualifications,
but they are all alike unsatisfactory, illogical
and unjust. A limited suffrage creates a
privileged class, and is based on the false idea,
that government is the natural arbiter of its
citizens, while in fact, it is the creature of their
will. In the olcl days of the Colonies, when
the property qualification was five pounds,
that being just the price of a donkey, Ben-
jamin Franklin facetiously asked, If a man
must own a jackass in order to vote, who does
the voting, the man or the jackass. If property
and education were a sure guage ot character, if
intelligence and virtue were twin sisters, these
qualifications might do : but such is not the
In our late war, black men were loyal, gener-
ous and heroic, without the alphabet or multi-
plication table, while men of wealth, educated
by the nation, graduates of West Point, were
false to their country and traitors to their flag.
There was a time in England's history when
members of the House of Lord's could neither
read or write. Before the art of printing, were
all men fools ? Were the Apostles and martyrs
worth $250?. The early Christians, the children
of art, science, and literature, have in all ages
struggled with poverty, while they blessed the
world with their inspirations. The Hero of
Judea even, had not where to lay his head. We
as oiten find the good and the true in poverty,
shut out from human sympathy, as in the palace,
clothed in purple and fine linen. But say some,
such qualifications are a stimulus to thrift and
learning. The dignity and responsibility of
the ballot is a far better stimulus. A boy
learns to swim much quicker floundering in
the water than practising the .motions on land.
Such qualifications would cut off one-eighth the
population at the South, and one-twentieth in
our Northern states. As capital has ever ground
labor to the dust, is it generous to disfranchise
the poor and ignorant, because they are so,
these victims of our cupidity, who, through the
ages, have suffered that we might shine. Shall
the hard-handed, unlettered children of toil,
they who plough and sow our fields, dig our
canals, build our railroads, palace home3 and
proud cathedral domes be denied the crowning
right of citizenship? Remember, through the
sacrifice of these, we have the refinements of
civilization, we stand on mountain-tops, talk
with the gods, enjoy a bliss they never knew.
While the whole world of thought and imagina-
tion is ours, let us not add one insult to the sad
and vacant millions, whose bodies and souls
have been subsidized to our selfish interests.
Oh no! if a man cannot read, give him the bal-
lot, it is school-master. If he does not own a
dollar, give him the ballot, it is the key to wealth,
education and power. Perchance you first
opened your eyes to the light under happy cir-
cumstances, while another, born in a mud-cabin,
struggled through infancy and youth for life and
bread. He comes from bis native land to you
for better shelter, fare and wages, but still he
digs and ploughs and fells your forests, a faith-
ful worker Lom the rising to the setting sun.
Does conscience lay no charge on you, that
he that has borne you to and from (he school,
created wealth for you, and made it possible-for
you to read, and write, and think, and wield a
power over men, has done this at a total sacrifice
of self? In your success, have you ever paused
to think of him to share your knowledge or your
wealth ? Then scorn to mock his ignorance aud
poverty, to deny him any right, rather let us
search the earth all through for some right we
have not, and lay it at the feet of the humble
millions who claim our everlasting gratitude, for
they have given us the power to mount on the
wings of thought, above the adverse winds of
life, while they still breast the storm. Who that
enjoys the higher pleasures, who that wisely
ponders the problem of life, does not feel the
mutual dependence of Capital and Labor, and
the common interest we have in the welfare
ot all? e. c. s.
THE WORK TO BE DONE
The time for active operations will soon ar-
rive. The political parties are already muster-
ing their forces. And they expect the severest
conflict ever waged in the history of ballot war-
fare. The friends of equality for woman will
do well to imitate their ardor, nay to exceed it
as far as does the momentous importance of
their enterprise exceed that of a mere party
strife for office and spoils.
Some of the machinery of the politicians
may also subserve our purpose. They pro-
pose (o organize clubs in every city ward, and
in every town, village and hamlet where prac-
ticable. The Central Committee of the Wo-
man's Suffrage Association is composed of a few
earnest, efficient working women, with head-
quarters in New York. A similar committee or
council should be organized in every place pos-
sible, with a secretary or committee of corres-
pondence, through whom constant communica-
tion should be had with a view to effective co-
The one great work of these united associa-
tions will be to extend light and truth through
every possible, appropriate channel; by conver-
sation, correspondence, tracts, newspapers, lec-
tures, petitions, or ni whatever way the public
mind and conscience can be reached, educated
and elevated. Wherever there is one woman,
youpg or old, thoroughly imbued with the spirit
and power of truth, of faith and hope in our
great mission, and a readiness and determina-
tion to work in its behalf, there is a Central
Committee, divinely constituted and commis-
sioned, not to be helped by the Central Council.
at New York, but to aid it rather ; and report
from such will be in itself solid aid and
comfort and co-operation. The country is full
of such, only waiting their hour. Let this ap-
peal come to them with kindling fervor, and
from this hour, let a work commence that shall
extend from the mountains of New England
across the Alleghanies and over plain and
prairie, westward and southward, till all the
women of *he nation, in committee of ike w ole,
shall press their demand for justice and right in
tones and terms no longer to be disregarded.
The women have but to speak, and it shall be
done. The men of the country only wait for a
united demand. Half of Congress is in favor
of Woman's Suffrage to-day. There are, too, in
Washington a number of the noblest and best
women in the world who are working, and to
whose efforts is due largely the friendly spirit
on the part of Congress. The District of Co-
lumbia might be the first point of attack. It is
under Congressional jurisdiction, and Womans
Suffrage introduced there, would be as good as
carried throughout the country.
We sincerely hope no time will be lost in inau-
gurating the system of operations here suggested
or a better. No complicated machinery of so-
cieties and officers and constitutions and by-laws
is necessary. Five, two orone willmake acom-
mittee if baptized into the genius and power of
the movement, that shall be or become a host.
The Revolution will, of course, be at
the service of the enterprise. And we shall en-
deavor to make it worthy of the widest circula-
tion, so that all who work in this field can
co-operate in extending it as one most impor-
tant means towards securing the final triumph.
The Central Committee at New York, 37 Park
Row, are Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mrs.
Horace Greeley, Miss Susan B. Anthony and
Mrs. Abby Hopper Gibbons, to whom it is de-
sirable (hat all auxiliary committees or associa-
tions should report as early as possible. Let
these suggestions be well considered. They are
intended as note at least for immediate prepara-
tion, if not for action. So let us
----- bring the plough,
And.draw new furrows neath the healthy morn
And plant the great Hereafter in this How!
WOMEN IN POLITICS.
Such is the heading of an important article
in the New York News. The suggestions made
are too important to be overlooked. Coming
from the very highest democratic authority, we
may in reproducing some of them wake again
republican wrath, as did Miss Anthony when
she invaded the late Democratic Convention
with her memorial for Womans Suffrage, with-
out first asking republican permission. But as
we have decided not to make the republican
party any longer the custodian of our cause, we
shall here give our readers another sample of
democratic reasoning on the subject, asking
the republicans to match it* as they chal-
lenged so dramatically of their nominee at Chi-
cago. The Netos says in openiug
The appearance of a female delegate in a national party
Convention, such as that of Miss Anthony in ibe late
Convention held in this city, marks an era in the wo-
mans rights movement. The acceptance and reading of
her address is (he first sign of recognition, in a politics 1
sense, that -woman has received from any of the great-
parties of the day. No doubt she will feel encouraged
to urge on the enterprise she has undertaken. It is too
late to cry down the female suffrage movement with con-
tempt. Opponents of the proposed innovation in our
political system must prepare themselves to grapple
with a substantial foe. Already the advocates of female
suffrage have made an impression in England. Among
those who favor the idea are such powerful and prac-
tical statesmen as John Bright and John Stuart Mill ;
and the strength its friends exhibited in the British Par-
liament astonished the keenest observers cf the times.
In our own country the strong-minded females have
organized into a league, started a lively newspaper
organ, instituted a series of public meetings, and en-
listed the serv'ces of popular speakers, like George Wm.
Curtis, James M. ScoviUe of New Jersey, and George
Francis Train. In the recent elections in the State of
Kansas the advocates of female suffrage were able to
carry over nine thousand of the voters of the sterner
sex with them, which was, at least one-third of the
whole vote polled.
The News then states briefly, though with
great candor, the main arguments for womans
right of franchise, together with some of the
popular objections to the meosure, for which
evidently it has not much respect. But it
closes the article thus:
The right to vote will naturally carry with it the right
to hold office. It is hardly to be presumed that the wo-
men, when they once get the ballot, will consent to let
the men fill all tbe fat places in the land.
And here comes the practical difficulty. Suppose a
female President with ?. female Cabinet controlled the
affairs of the nation, ii is quite probable they would be
subject occasionally to the little circumstances inci-
dental to their sex. Might not the retirement of the
Secretary of State, for a brief period, upset some very
important treaty ; or in the absence of a dozen or more
senators at a time, prevent the impeachment of a wicked
Executive ? We would like to hear from Miss Anthony
on the subject.
The question raised by the News has often
been considered, but the argument probably
escaped its notice. The' democrats not long ago
killed a republican President, bat that did not
stop, only check the wheels of government. It
is not likely that the birth of a new candidate
for presidential honors would do more. Her
Majesty of Great Britain has so often practi-
cally answered the presumed difficulty of the
News, that we need not pursue it farther.
FREE PUBLIC BATHING.
Boston has set an example to the world of
free public bathing establishments. It-is one of
her very best assurances of advancing civiliza-
tion, and tbe way the boon is improved by all
classes and age?, and of both sexes, is another.
The wonder is that such an institution has
been so long in coming. But the ages have
been content to admire the magnificent baths
of ancient Greece and Borne with no attempt
to imitate them. Hew York, with almost amil-
lion of inhabitants, and the mercury ranging
from ninety to a hundred and four, has not one
decent public bathing establishment for rich or
poor. And God pity the children, they are ar-
rested by the authorities for going into the filthy
water about the piers, because pious, prudish,
Black Crook fastidiousness is scandalized at
sight of their naked bodies!
Meantime, we like what a Brooklyn Daily
says on this latter subject, in answer to a cor-
respondent, as follows:
An individual sends us a complaint against the Ferry
Company, because they permit little boys to bathe in a
nude state from a neighboring pier on the New York side
of the Rosevelt street ferry, affording an * unwonted and
most disgusting spectacle to passengers on the 'ferry
boats. Now, we don't sympathize with our correspon-
dent at all in his jeremiad, and if he has no more serious
indictment than this to prefer against the Ferry Com
pany, he had better save bis ink and paper for graver
purposes. In tbe first place, we dont think there is
anything to disgust, in viewing the naked forms of
small boys j and since we have no free bathing houses
in New York or Brooklyn, we would not exact the penalty
ol the law against children who take an occasioD&l swim
in public. Better tint the little follows should be clean
and healthy than dirty and diseased. In short, we ad-
vise our correspondent to study charity, and look not
with a jaundiced eye on everything that is not exactly
up to his standard. We would encourage rather than pre-
vent people from the pursuit of cleanliness.
From the first The Revolution has de-
manded reduction of postage, especially ocean
postage. It seems absurd that we should pay
tbe same money to carry a half ounce letter
across tbe Atlantic as for a sack of corn tb&t
weighs a hundred pounds. And yet, until tbe
1st of January last, we paid as much for a half
ounce letter as for the carriage of a barrel of
flour weighing more than two hundred pounds.
The London Cosmopolitan urges the reduction
of Englands foreign letter pbstage to one penny
to all countries, and half a penny at home. It
thinks that if tho postage on letters to America
were thus reduced, fifty would be sent when one
goes now. The Cosmopolitan thinks that ii the
people are taxed so excessively to support a
standing army and an established church, they
might submit even to little post-office de-
ficit to give the poorest classes an opportu-
nity to communicate frequently with, their
friends who have been driven by adverse for-
tunes to every remote part of the globe. And
it farther thinks, that at any rate, if the govern-
ment will not permit mail matter to he carried
by any other than its own ships, it should at
least convey that matter, whether letters or
papers, as cheaply as other carriers would be
glad to do it. It closes its article thus :
We *h ul > be very gla to er 11 into a contract to carry
tbe malls between Â£
penny a letter, and between London and Paris twice a day
at a farthing. For some two years the Cosmopolitan was
distributed throughout the metropolis by ihe govern-
ment at a penny each, or fifty-two pence a year. We
now get the work done by carriers, at a halfpenny each.
The great public grievance is this: the governments of
the world assume a monopoly of the business of lett r-
carrying and charge five or lix time the price that th*
same work could be done for by pr vate individuals. As
to the question of safety and > ispatch, we would
ratber trust to the enterprise of licensed carriers than
to the slow coaches and irresponsible agents of tho gov-
ernments. What surprises us most of all in regard to
this great and much-needed reform is, that none o' the
leading rulers of tbe nations seem to see not only the
vast benefits that universal- penny postage would confer
on the worl I at large, but the mmense popularity it
would give to die statesman who takes the initiative. If
the democratic party in the United States will have the
sagacity to adopt universal penny postage, or free trade
in letter-carrying on their election banners, they will
win with a rush. /
If the democratic or republican parly either
would take the initiative in any measure for
benefiting the common people, and convince
the people that it was done in good faith, that
party would indeed win 1 with a rush," and
hold the winning too, so long-as loyalty and'
gratitude are attributes of the human charac-
ter. p. p.
Women as Babbebs.The newspapers will
have it that there is a first-class barbers saloon
in Fifth Avenue, this city, conducted entirely
by women, patronized only by men. We have
not seen the sign, but will insert their Card in
The Revolution if furnished, and perhaps
become a patron of the establishments p. p.
WHO OPPOSE GEN. GRANT?
The New York Tribune says :
The following celebrated characters are opposed to
Gen. Grant: Wendell Phillips, Parker Pillsbury, C. L.
Vallandlngham, E. Cady Stanton, Brick Pomeroy, Susan
B. Anthony, Femaudo Wood. With such a combina-
tion against him he must be about right.
Not many months since the Tribune said,
without italics :
Gen. Grant we esteem by no means a great man, nor
even a very great general. We want a statesman ; wo
desire Mr. Chief-Justice Chase. The republican party
contains no purer, no worthier, no more gifted man. In
what respect does Gen. Grant surpass Mr. Chase ? Is
he a better republican? we ask Gen. Grant. No
reply. If we want to talk about horses or tobacco, we
may find him the most voluble of men. Not one word
upon the-question that racks the heart of the country/
Take me if you will, as Ulysses P. Grant, general, and
when I am President I shall do as I please. Perhaps we
must take him, but we do not feel like cheering over it;
certainly not so long as great statesmen remain in our
ranks. Give us Grant, because we can elect him.
Again that cowardly argument. Friends, is there nothing
in this great party but office-hunger ? Is the chief end of
man ihe Post-office and revenue service? A re we willing
to follow a doubtful leader into an uncertain battle for un-
known principles ?
The proprietor and editors of TheRevo-
lution, agreeing substantially with the Tri-
bune in the above estimate of Gen. Grant, see
no good reason yet for changing their opinion.'
The Belleville (Illinois) Advocate is a live
sheet, with eye and ear open to see, hear and
report the signs of the times. It saw the rising
of The Revolution, and generously heralded
its coming by publishing its Prospectus, hand-
somely displayed in its columns. And last
week it again called attention to it thus; a i&vor
.we will try hard to deserve :
The Revolution, edited by Mrs. Elizabeth Cady
Stanton and Parker Pillsbury is certaioly one of the raci-
est, as well as most common sense paper that visits our
table. We do not know how extensively it is patronized
in this vicinity, but we heartily advise all our triends to
make its acquaintance.
Equally magnanimous is the Pontiac (Michi-
gan) Sentinel, giving our rather voluminous
prospectus in full. We began a little more than
six months ago our grand enterprise, unaided
and alone. Most of the newspapers at first
were cold, or worse, towards us as we humbly
knocked at their doors. But a better acquaint-
ance with us and our purposes soon mended
their hospitality, and now we would scarcely
exchange our friendships for those of any other
on the continent. Every journal whose good
opinion js^ of the slightest importance is at least
friendly, and multitudes of them are wholly on
Swimming fob Girls.Every week brings ar-
gument solemn as death itself for teaching girls
to swim. Apart from its being an invaluable
source of innocent pleasure as well as of health,
under discreet regulation, to be able to swim
would every year save very many lives that must
otherwise be lost by steamboat and other disas-
ters on the water. An intelligent woman says
of swimming schools, in the Philadelphia Even-
They are especially needed for women, as boys and
men often have opportunities for learning which women
do not. In times of danger a man, though he may be a
good swimmer himself, is greatly embarrassed by having
a wife, and perhaps two or throe daughters to look after,
all of whom are perfectly helpless. It is the more ne-
cessary because our life-preserving apparatuses are more,
or less defective, and, such as they are, there is never a
sufficient supply to meet tbe demand. The recent dis-
asters on our lakes and rivers show with emphasis the
wisdom of these words.
IMPARTIAL suffrage convention.
The Equal Rights Association of Wisconsin
will commence to hold its second State Conven-
tion at Fond-du-Lac on Wednesday, September
9th, at 10 oclock, a.m.
All interested in the cause are specially in-
vited to attend.
Mbs. J. I. Dow,
P. A. S. Hooker,
P. J. Robekts, (-Ex-Corn.
Mb. P. H.Moegan,
Mr. E. W. Stevens,
WHAT AN ASIATIC WOMAS DID.
On the death of Odenathus, about the middle
of the third century, the government of his
growing and rich kingdom devolved upon
his wife, Zenobia, who, placing the crown
upon her head, immediately directed all her
energies to the improvement of her country.
She waged war with Syria and Mesopotamia,
and added them with all their riches to her
realm ; and she drove a Roman general, with his
whole army, back into Europe. By the energy
of Zenobia, Palmyra was raised to an exalted
position, feared even by Rome herself; and it
was during her reign that it reached the pin-
nacle of its glory. The following words of the
Roman Emperor Aurelian, who at length con-
quered Zenobia, show that she was ho less a
general than a statesman and virtuous woman :
The Roman people speak with contempt of the war
which I am waging with a woman. They Me ignorant
both of the character and power of Zenobia. It is impos-
sible to enumerate her warlike preparations of stones, of
arrows, and of every species of missile weapons.
With the deeds of this powerful Queen of
the East befoie us, and the remembrance that
both England and Spain are ruled by women,
why in our own republic should women be
thought unfit to ruleor even to vote ?
NEW METHOD OF TEACHING GRAM-
We take pleasure in acknowledging the re-
ceipt of an Analytical Map, designed and de-
lineated by Miss Carrie Harris. This chart is
intended to -simplify the study of grammar, by
giving, to an abstract idea, a local habitation
and a name, bearing to the grammer itself a
relationship of the Atlas to the Geography. In
the centre of the chart is pictured a reservoir
representing the supply of words in our lan-
guage. Into this reservoir flow four riversthe
Anglo-Saxon, Latin, Greek, Frenchsignifying
.the origin of our 114,000 words. The sup-
ply thus created is distributed and assigned,
through four general outlets, namely, ortho-
graphy, etymology, syntax and prosody, each
of Which branches off into distinct rivulets,
thus giving a locality to the various divisions of
language, as well as to each part of speech and
its attributes. The idea is an ingenious one,
for a pictorial impression is made upon the
mind, as with the geographical map, and the
learner is thus enabled to localize words, and
easily recall their distinctive grammatical at-
tributes.. We believe the chart would prove
useful as an auxiliary in all our schools, and
wish Miss Harris success in her enterprise.
Forgot to Christen.The Manhattan In-
dependent had an excellent selection the other
day from The Revolution which it both
forgot to christen and to credit; so that much
ol its good effect was lost.
Democracy and Womans Suffrage.The re-
publicans could and should have given woman
the right of Suffrage in New York, Kansas and
other States where it has been recently asked.
Instead of that, they have, with insulting au-
dacity, interpolated the word male into the Fed-
eral Constitution, under the good name of an
amendment. Now, the democrats are becoming
favorably impressed towards the doctrine, and
seem very likely to make the women indebted
to them for it. The N. Y. Tribune keeps up
its taunts and sneers at the women who ask and
labor to obtain their inalienable right, after this
Toombs goes for Female Suffrage. In bis great speech
in Atlanta, be invokes the hosts of democratic voters :
Let the good come ; let the bad come ; let everybody
come I The women will come too / Theres another
chance for Susan B. Anthony. Toombs would not receive
her with ecreatrs of laughter. Oh, no!
The republicans will never forgive Miss An-
thony tor writing a letter to the Democratic
Convention without their gracious leave, nor
the Convention for allowing it to be read.
Woman in the Methodist Church.The Me-
thodist Church is again yielding to the pressure
of popular sentiment in obedience to the de-
mand of the age for liberality and tolera-
tion. Two radical improvements are in rapid
progress, one indeed accomplished. In 1872
Lay delegations are to be admitted to legis-
lative membership in the general conference,
so that the church will no longer be gov-
erned by the clergy alone, provided a three-
fourths vote can be obtained to that effect.
And the late General Conference, by a vote of
142 to 70, decided to admit the women to vote on
Shameless Waste.Families charter a steam-
boat for a thousand dollars to take them to New-
port simply to avoid the crowd on the regular
conveyance, then pay $4,000 for lodgings there
for three months ; $10*000 or $15,000 for ac-
companiments while the wail of poverty is
going up from hundreds of alleys in New York ;
and ignorance-and wretchedness, and sin, their
almost inevitable issue, are crouching in its
dark places uncared for, unpitied, unrelieved!
Telegraphing.The Telegraph Journal tells
what girls can do at the battery thus :
Over our sanctum is a room where about fifteen young
ladies may daily be found engaged in telegraphio duties.
The room is secluded, airy and agreeable. It is presided
over by Miss L. H. Snow, a lady of superior executive
ability, and a first-class operator.
On Friday, July 3, ten of these young ladies sent and
received 8,135 messages between, eight a.m. and half-past
four p.m., or an average of 814 messages each. On the
following Tuesday the same young ladies sent and re-
ceived over 8,000. The work was done well, neatly, cor-
rectly, and to their very great oredit. With such a re-
cord there is no use in doubting tbe capacity of ladies
for this service, The daily number averages about
Vassar Female College.We are glad to
hear that at VassarColloge, in Poughkeepsie,
N. Y., sweet girl students, in golden hair, pur-
sue the same studies that male students do, and
like Spartan virgins of old, row boats and in-
dulge in gymnastics generally; and we only
wish we had more institutions like Vassar, that
the ambition of woman might be gratified as
freely as man's is now. Let the women of
America endow Vassar and her sister institu-
tions, and give no longer to Yale and Harvard.
The author of the following is no madman,
no fanatic. He thinks, so do we, that his are
words of truth and soberness. He is a literary
man, both as scholar and poet; a physician and
a professor in Harvard University ; he resides in
Boston, and his name is Oliver Wendell Holmes.
She that hath ears to hear, let her hear him :
Where do tbe make-believe women we have turned
loose in our streets come from ? Not out of Boston par-
lors I trust. Why there isnt a beast or a bird that would
drag its tail through the dirt in the way these creatures
do their dresses. Because a queen or duchess wears long
dresses on great occasions, a inaid of all work or a fac-
tory girl thinks she must make herself a nuisance bv
trailing thiough the streets, picking np and carrying
about with herbah i thats what I call getting vulgarity
into your bones and marrow. Show over dirt, is the at-
tribute of vulgar people. If a man can walk behind one
of the* c, as she rakes up as she goes, and not feel
squeamish, he bas a tough stomach. I would net let one
of them into my room without serving her as David
did Saul at the cave in the wildernesscut off his skirts I
Dont tell me +hat a true lady ever sacrifices the duty of
keeping all about- her sweet and clean, to the wish of
making a vulgar show. I dont believe it of alady. There
are some things which fashion has no right to touch, and
cleanliness is one of these things. It is an insult to a
respectable laundress to carry such things into a house
lor her to deal with.
It Would Never Do.Mark Twain says that
when women frame tbe laws, the first thing they
will do will be to enact:
1. That all men shall be at home by ten p.m.
without fail. 2. That married men should be-
stow considerable attention on their own wives.
3. That it should be a hanging offence to sell
whiskey in saloons, and that fine and disfran-
chisement should follow drinking it in such
places. 4. That the smoking of cigars to excess
should be forbidden, mid the smoking of pipes
utterly abolished. 5. That the wife should
have a little of her own property when she mar-
ries a man who hadnt any. Such tyranny as
this, says Mark, we could never stand. Our
free souls could never endure such degrading
thraldom. Women, go away!
Reasonable Request.Mrs. E. O. Davidson
haviDg received a special tax bill from the City
Council of Cleveland, Ohio, for a tax of fifty
dollars to be paid in eight days for a sewer, pe-
titions the authorities thus :
Having no government bonds or their equivalent, and
the said sewer being a needless expense, a detriment
to the property in that locality, and never having en-
joyed the right of suffrage, equality, or other privileges
of citizenship, she begs the Council to waive the tyran-
nical law of taxation without representation and forever
release her from unjust taxation, or devise some means
whereby said money shall he forthcoming.
Gen. Butler says that the Chicago resolu-
tions mean greenbacks, and Greeley says they
The Revolution said last week, the plat-
form of both parties on questions of finance, was
payment in gold, greenbacks, or repudiation,
just as circumstances should wairant when party
success was involved, the only consideration
that weighs a feather with either party. Every
day proves this conclusion more and more just.
Whos Afraid ?The World's Brevities say,
there are twenty-eight million white people
in these States. True. There are also a little
more than four million colored people scattered
among them, of whom one would think from
reading the World, the twenty-eight million
aforesaid are more afraid, than of the flesh, the
devil and all his angels.
LETTER FROM AX ARMY OFFICER.
Washington, June 27,1868.
Editors of the Revolution :
Rarely have I read anything with more pleasing satis*
faction, than your article in Tj-ig Revolution on the
subject'Our Young G-irls.
There were no happier hours of my lile than when
scampering home from school with my sisters aud other
sweet girls, or playing with them on the Square at
recess or noon ; and nevor was I animated, with a purer
or more lively ambition, than when competing with
them for superiority in our studies ; and I assure yoft, I
had any other idea than that of natural superiority dur-
ing the progress of the contest. But what I wish par-
ticularly to say, isthat it never entered my mind to
consider them possessed of any less ability or fewer
rights and privileges than were possessed by my sex,
until, later in life, I learned it from customs, conven-
tionalities and lawsdespotic education,
And now here, from an experience of a few years,
since the close of the war, in the department, I have had
other and new observations and learned new lessons.
There are employed here, at public duties, over a
thousand ladies, in the several departments of govern-
ment ; and who do all hinds of businesscopying, keep-
ing accounts, Counting and registering money, conduct-
ing correspondence, otc., and the majority of the women
clerks do their work as well, as expeditiously, and 'in
every respect as creditably, as do the men clerkswhile
there is more quiet and decorum, and consequently
fewer mistakes, in the rooms occupied by them; and
still, the women have to work for about half the price
paid to the men for the same service.
This is uot rightit is unjust; and this Injustice will
continue, as loog as the men arc exclusively the legisla-
tors and executive officers of the government; these
wrongs will not cease, until women exercise the voting
power in choosing our officers and Congressmen. Aud
so strong is custom, so controlling is prejudice, that
even a majority of these very womensuffering the
wrongswill not demand suffrage, nor aid those noble
ones, like The Revolution," in obtaining it. They
should subscribe for and read The Revolution."
d. s. c.
It is remarkable how slow people are to see
that just what the ballot has done for man it
will do for woman also. Any party desiring the
votes of all those women in the departments at
Washington could be easily persuaded to add a
few hundred dollars to their salaries just before
elections. The moment a class of people are
enfranchised they acquire a new dignity at
once. As soon as the freedmen of the South
were made voteis, Northern politicians went
down there to enlighten them on the virtues of
the republican party, and to beg their sup-
port As soon as a million new voters were
made in Great Britain, now, said Disraeli and
Lord Derby, we must establish schools to edu-
cate these people. If women had the ballot
they would have a place at once in all the col-
leges, trades and protessions, political offices
and ecclesiastical councils. This would dimin-
ish the supply in the few employments where
they now labor, and thus raise the wages in
those branches of industry.
We clip the following from the editorial col-
umns of the Philadelphia Press:
At the recent commencement of Lincoln University,
Oxford, the honorary degree of Master of Arts was con-
ferred upon Mr. E. U. Bassett, now and for thirteen
years pa6t principal of our colored hig& school. This is,
we boliere, the first instance in which the honorary de-
gore of A. M. has been conferred upon a colored man in
Leaf from a Ladys Diary.Among many things
sent to the Farmers Club of the American Institute is
the following leaf from the diary" of Mrs. M. J. B.,
of Tioga, Pa., sent to show the manner in which her
daily time is occupied : Arose early, bad breakfast at
six, went to the shop and wove three yards of rag car-
peting, helped about dinner while mother took her after-
noon nap, copied the web my brain had woven while at
the loom and prepared it for publication, laid aside my
[ pen to receive visitors, entertained eompany, and sewed
until six, then devoted one hour to drawing, laid aside
my penoil for the milk-pail; after milking worked one
half hour in the yard, retired, feeling cheerful from the
conviction of time well spent in labor, relieved by plea-
When women are independent as men, there
will be e good many more such diaries.
Miss Anna Raymond, of Jersey City, has en-
tered the held as a lecturer. She is the fashion
editor of the N. Y. Post.
A REALLY GOOD WOMAN,
Macon, Mo., Jane 27, 1868.
Editors of the Revolution :
Is there such a thing as a Dictionary of Familiar
Phrases? If there be, wont you, Mrs. Stanton, or Mr.
Pillsbury, or anybody else who has time, please help me
find it? Or, if there be not such a book, do please ad-
vertise for that correspondent of the Advance who ought
to have made one, and maybe lie will tell us what a
really good woman is.
Now, you are thinking me half a heathen to ask such a
questionthink its queer I dont know. I think so too.
But whats queerer yet, my husband (and hes the min-
ister) doesnt either! Why I have heard him apply those
very-words to some in our church. Really, good wo-
mon." And they are enough to deceive anybody. Keep
the holes darned, the buttons on, the babies qaiet (quiet
as could be expected of prairie babies), hardly ever
talk in meeting; never make stump speeches or
muddy coffee, guide the house, (and the house-
holder-somewhat more difficult, but equally essen-
tial); in short, do just as my husbandthe minister,
rememberhas always thought and taught that good
women should. But he has been mistaken ; for (must I
own it) they do want to vote. It sounds like slander to say
so, now that .Advance correspondent has told the world
with what indifference really good women" think (or
refuse fo think) of such things. Bshaa never seen one
who had any desire for political rights." And youd
know by the way he says it, that if he hasnt seen one.
its plain enough nobody else has.
I feel woefully unsettled to find how my husband has
been decsived about our members. He had been mis-
taken two or three times before, so that 1 had lost my
moorings on just so many question^my opinions being
always anchored on his superior judgmentbut they
were small mattersbeneath his comprehension, I sup-
posed. Believed he could see the cardinal points of our
mental and moral compasS) through any fog of disputes.
Now I flounder in a sea of doubt and darkness. Cant
you, Revolution, throw a rope to save m3? What
is a really good woman ? Pray that Advance lumin-
ary to give us a definition. What does she do. and what
doesnt she do ?
Those doubts are horrible. Everything seems at-
tacked with chronic uncertainty. Is this the real alpha-
bet I am using? I hope so ; but majbeit isnt. How
can i tell ?
Yours teachably, k. c. m.
TBE INDIAN. TREA TIES.
A Washington correspondent, referring to Mr.
Clarke of Kansas, and his course on the Indian
Treaties, writes as below :
Washington, July 11, 1868.
Editors of the Revolution :
My attention has been called to a letter from Hon. Sid-
ney Clarke, to which I desire to advert To appreciate
fully the deep interest he feels in protecting settlers from
Indian treaty monopolists, I will refer to the treaties
made in Kansas within a few years past, and Mr. Clarke's
opposition to the same.
Two treaties have been made with the Delawares, one
in the interest of the Pacific road, Eastern Division, and
one for the Missouri river road. Two treaties have been
made with tbe Potawatomies, one for tbe Pacific road
and one for the Atchison, Topeka and Sante Fe road
which is now before tbe Senate. The Kickapoo treaty
was made in the interest of the Atchison and Pikes Peak
r^ad ; the Sac and Fox. also the Rand treaties, in favo
of Neosho Valley road, and tbe Cherokee treaty, by which
800,000 acres of land go in the interest of the Border
These treaties have mostly been made or executed
during Mr. Clarke's term of service in Congress, and if
Mr. Clarke has ever made any objection to them, it has
not transpired. They are the same in character as the
Osage treaty. Some are now before the Senate for con-
firmation. Mr. Clarke is understood to favor all these
treaties, and is reported to have labored for some of
them as though he had a personal interest in them.
This last treaty, the Osage, is for the purpose of aiding
in tho construction of the Leavenworth and Galveston
road, and is of the same character os the others. Why
Mr. Clarke singles this out and makes it the special ob-
ject of his opposition, does not appear on the surface.
One of his colleagues, who is himself opposed to the
treaty, said a lew days since, that he did not think there
was a ainale member of the House who did not regard
Mr. Clarkes opposition to the Osage treaty a9 being
solely for too purpose of being bought. The fact that
he is understood to favor all other similar treaties, and
opposes this one with bitterness and unfairness, needs
explanation, to say tbe least.
As to the rigid or policy of the government to make
such treaties, I make no issue with any one, but if the
policy is right, then is the Osage treaty as pure and just
a treaty as any one of those I have named. The state-
ments in your editorial, relative to improper influences
as being used to procure the treaty, etc., are incorrect.
I was present and saw what occurred, and I do not be-
lieve an Indian treaty was ever made more openly or
fairly than was this. On this matter, I refer you to Dr,
B. P. B owns letter in the enclosed pamphlet.
Even Mr. Clarke does uot complain that injustice has
been done the Indian, for he told me if they bad been
paid $500,000 less, he would have thought it quite
enough, and be told the Senate committee he made no
objection to tbe treaty on account of tbe Indians.
As Mr. Clarke bas forwarded to you bis view of this
treaty, I enclose a statement which shows another view.
Very truly, C. Robinson
SIARTLING LITERARY FACTS.
Always darkest just before day," laughs the cheer-
ful philosopher ; and I would like to look at the woman
question with a belief that the oft-xep
would apply to it with equal propriety ; but someway I
am a little discouraged ; not discouraged for myself, but
utterly cast down when I think of the women who, in
this enlightened nineteenth century, are dependent
upon scamps, things called menmade in the image of
God we arc told (but it strikes me at the present writing
that is a mistake)for the means of support. Let me tell
you of an instance which has lately come to toy know-
ledge. A young lady, educated and talented, is com-
pelled to earn her own bread and butter and be of some
assistance in a relatives family of which sho is a mem-
ber. She attempts the path of literature, meets with
fair success, and looks forward to a brilliant future.
Several of her articles bad been accepted and handsomely
paid for at the bouse of one of our most respectable
publishers ; and finally, one of tbejeditors proposes to
pay the young lady the very handsome sum of $25 for
a weekly article. The proposition is gladly accepted,
and thus alitile family are immediately lifted from pecu-
niary trouble. Then follows invitations from said editor
to places of amusement, which she invariably declines.
The gentleman grows fond, then demonstrative, and
makes love after the most approved style. The young wo -
man does no t reciprocate ; and, atter a little, accidentally
discovers that the rascal is married. The articles are re-
gularly sent to press, and regularly paid for ; but, bye*
and bye, comes tbe denouement. Our editor makes a
formal propositionnot tor the ladys handa previous
union renders that impossiblebut asks the dumb-
founded girl, in language which admitted of no misun-
derstanding. to become his mistress. Comprehending,
at last, the dire intention of the smooth-tongued editor,
she indignantly spurns the offer,-and shows him the
door; but continued to send MSS. as usual. Since
then, each piece has been carefully returned, with a
printed circular to this effect, that the articles were not
exactly available for either of periodicals.
Now, we ask, what can a woman do under such circum.
stances? Does she give the villain the publicity the case
demands, she immediately places herself before the pub-
lic in an unenviable position, and her name becomes a
byword and a reproach. Now, there are hosts of such,
cases In our very midst, and -what can be done to reach
them ? Women are threatened with starvation if they
will not accede to the sensual demands of bipeds, whom
we are told, were originally intended for womans pro-
tection. The reward of virtue seems slowhunger and
cold gnaw at the vitalstbe wail of suffering children
rasps the poor trembling heart-stringsfaith and hope
are gone, and too frequently virtue walks off at the same
time. What wonder ? Mrs. Stanton, if there is any-
thing in your whole realm of sublimated ideas that will
touoh such terrible casesas these, let us have it. Every-
thing seems so far away to-day, and I am so powerless
to help my suffering sisters. A fellow feeling makes us
wondrous kind, and too long have I travelled in the
same thorny path ol literature. To a casual observer,
this would seem the employment least calculated to en-
counter experiences of this kind ; hut no greater mis-
take was ever made. Give a good-looking, tastefully
dressed woman, with a genial, interesting manner, an
opportunity to have a little pleasant conversation with a
literary man before she leaves her first article for criti-
cism ; and if said article be as pointless as the sixth
chapter of Chronicles, he will see some good in itgive
her a few valuable bintsand ten to one purchase the
stuff, but let the female be old, ugly, or unsocial, and
the manuscript has no charm, unless indeed, the writer
has made herself famous in the literary world, and then
it is for the interest of all concerned to purchase.
I wonder if publishers in this great Babel of a city are
aware of the disgraceful things constantly occurring in
their establishments? 1 wonder if they ever suspect
how many are supported from their institutions ? for he
it known, the above scamp had no intention of putting
his hand in his own pocket to pay for the pleasure he
hoped to obtainbut this was to be an extra mode from
the overflowing coffers of his employers.
Oh, Father in Heaven! where will this end ? How
many more women must be starved into infamy before
the sacrifice shall be deemed sufficient? Women of
meanswomen with leisure and abilitywhy are you so
What ought to be done with such wretches as those ?
Tell us quickly, Mrs. Stanton, for heart and brain are
almost paralyzed with the endless think, think, think
aud the subject grows less luminous as we proceed.
Help us out. Eleanor Wttvk-.
WHAT CONGRESS NEEDS,
EXTRACT OP A LETTER PROM WASHINGTON.
A stranger, on seeing the Senate lor the first time
as that body is usually seen, would be struck with its
dignified somnolence, while all concede the propriety
of the term Bear Garden as generally applied to the
When the good mother, now co* editor of The Revo-
lution, shall have taken her seat in the Senate, and
the maidenly proprietor of said journal shall have been
duly installed a member of the House of Representa-
tives, I verify believe the latter body will have less brawl-
ing, indecorous rudeness and more earnest, Christian
endeavors for measures to purify and elevate the race,
the good effect of which shall first be seen in the body
originating the same, and in the former a waking of many
of its fossilized members from their * Rip Van Winkle
lethargy to a realization of the fact (hat the world moves,
while they are where they were ages ago, from their
stand point, never looking except in one direction, and
that always to the rear.
There is a popular error entertained both by the people
and their representatives in Congross'and in State legis-
latures, lo wit, that the masses must first be consulted
before any measure is proposed. In the first place, men
should be selected as representative men* who are not
only honest men, but men of brains, capable of origi-
nating ideas of a progressive character, instead of fear*
fully waiting, with their hands in their pockets, fumbling
their well-filled purses, until an imperative voice comes
up from the people demanding the passage of certain
acts. It is unfortunately too true, that, as such bodies
are now organized, the people are nearest right, and it
would be well did Congress heed some of the loud ories
now sounding in its ears. Failing to do this, the pre-
sent members will soon be invited to remain at home.
When men shall cease to act from what they deem
policy, and act only upon the great principle, of
right, irrespective of oonsequences, we,shall be far
on the high road to perfect legislation. While Con-
gress allows a man for doing the same amount and kind of
labor in all its departments twice the amount of money for
exactly the same service as is allowed a woman to re'
ceive, simply because she is not a man, it is not because
it is right, but policy indicates what should and what
should not be done. And there is not a man in either
house with moral courage sufficient to move him to ac-
tion, urgent, manly, righteous action, in the direction of
thi s, great abuse of power, who would think of going to
market and insisting upon paying a woman fifty cents
for a bushel of potatoes, while men all around her were
obtaining a dollar for the same amount and kind of veg-
etables; tbe idea is too ridiculous for thought. Yetthere
are large numbers of females in the same departments,
using the same rooms, sometimes sitting at the same
desks, doing exactly the same amount and kind of labor,
but simply because they are found without coat and pants,
they must receive half-pay. Worse than this, there have
been many cases here where members of Congress have
obtained clerkships for some of their political pets with
no capacity except to receive their eighteen hundred
dollar salary, while, on account of ignorance of duties,
their work has actualy been performed by some female
jlerk after her own labors were done for the day, while
for doing his and her work, she gets less than half the
amount of his salary. Were I a woman, I should he
strongly tempted to wear my curls short, coax or color
an imitation mustache, doff crinoline, don broadcloth,
sport a cane, draw my fat salary, drive my fast horses, and
make a big sensation generally, ala lords of creation ;
or perhaps I would show more sense by laying by my
spare change for the future use of myself and family
friends, when the cold winds and storms of life might
overtake me. Just now Congress halts and staggers be-
fore the proposition to tax the bon ds, fearing the pockets
of the rich on one hand, while on the other, they tremble
at the cry of the masses. Both parties may dodge in their
Apolitical platforms or public acts in this matter, the people
are again ahead ; and let me announce my platform to be
taxation or repudiation, and with this cry, I will carry
the day in spite oi fossils or demagogues. With my pre-
sent knowledge, did I own all the bonds ever issued by
the government, I would pray for their taxation, feeling
this to he the only way to prevent their repudiation by
tbe masses, who now carry, by the sweat of their brow,
the burden of taxation, while the pampered bondholder
rides at ease in spiendid livery, snapping his fingers at
the wayside plodders, by whose drudgery he is fed and
fattened. This state of things must be changed, and woe
betide the men or parties who stand in the way. I be-
lieve in paying every oent we owe, but I have a contract
with the United States government, which guarantees me
equal rights with all men and tbe validity of that con
tract I plead as against the fine-spun theories of the bond-
holders or their friends, whether in, or out of Congress,
as I consider this contract of mine under the Constitution
of greater binding force, than the unconstitutional effort
to make the poor masses from their hard earnings pay
the taxes of the rich, yes; even the principal and interest
of the bonds held by the monied aristocracy of the coun-
LADIES' SOCIAL CLUB.
Editors of the Revolution : I
The following is an extract from on address by Fred-
eric R. Marvin, at the reunion of the Ladies' Social Club,
held last week in Powers Grove, near Troy :
We will have reform! We will have Revolution i
Nothing under the heavens can stop us. Let thejjoD.
servatives at Washington oppose us if they will; but
there is an arm mightier than theirsthfrarm of the God
ot Justice and Truth. The god of battles will fight for us,
and victory shall bo ours. We may lose legislation, and
in losing it we shall lose much, but something stronger
than legislation is needed, and that weapon more power-
ful than legislation is public opinion.
* * # * ^
Our religious institutions are defective, our political
institutions are defective, and our social institutions are
defective. Oppression sits upon a golden throne, and
ignorance and bigotry fulfil the royal commands. But,
as ha a vision, I see beyond the turmoils of the hour, be-
yond its contendings and heart-burnings and supersti-
tions, I behold the queen of the world to be ; and before
her movenot kneelthe nations and races and tribes Qf
the earth, and with one voice they cry Vive la divinite de
liberte. We may not all live to behold her gracious reign
upon this earth, for as tbe leaf fades, so we fade. We
shall lie down and rest, and the heavens will be as bright
above our graves as they are now above the graves of
our fathers. The world will have the same attraction for
opposing the yet unborn that she has now for us. Bays
and years will move on, and laughter and song will be
heard in the very chambers in which we died. Those who
mourned for us will mourn no more. The eye once
dimmed with tears for our departure will glisten again
with joy, and the world will think of us no more, but
the almighty principle of liberty, for which we have
lived, can never die. Ages shall give it strength and
renewal of vigor.
Women of Amerioa I daughters of Revolutionary
mothers, to you the world looks for its redemption!
Posterity calls loudly to you f am the bosom of the vir-
gin future. Ohl be not deaf to the cry, but with the
battle-axe of eternal right cleave your way into the Pene-
tralia, and may the God of Nature bless your efforts.
ANOTHER SOCIAL MOVEMENT.
In some form or other new political and
social organizations are springing up among the'
producing classes on every hand. Here is a re-
port from a new one among the Germans :
Editors qf the Revolution :
Please publish in your columns the following demands
of the Social Party, which, though but a few months or-
ganized, ha? already gained maDy adherents among the
German population cf New York s
" 1. All revenue shall be derived from a progressive
income-tax, to be assessed by officers in a public man-
ner. The duties on raw material to cease at once ?
those on manufactured goods to be removed gradually.
All other internal revenues to be abolished.
2. Eight hours shall be a legal days work, and be
enforced by law.
3. Only the United States government shall make
and issue money. The national banks shall be abolished^
4. All laws in contravention to the perfect equality of
all men, regardless of color, sex or religious belief, shall-
be repealed at once, likewise all Sunday and so-called .
5. Any citizen of the United States is to be eligible to-
office in any part of the territory thereof.
Another important point is contained in Article xix^
of the constilution of said party, as follows :
This organization claims for all voters the right of re-
calling their representatives or delegates. Every candid
date to be sustained by this organization shall acknow-
ledge and by all proper means realize this principle.
The Revolution is one of tbe few papersthe.
only one in our metropoliswhich asserts the unde-
niable fact that labor is ruled and abused by capital. Oun
definition of the duties of governments is to protect the-
weak against the strong ; whereas all the laws lately ex-
acted, and nearly all the laws now in force, are in favor
of the capitalists, and calculated to lay the burdens of
taxation on all tbe laboring classes. Ben Wade said very
truly in 1867, that since slavery is abolished, tbe order
of the day will be the emancipation of labor from the.
oppressions of capital.
The all important political question of the day is:
simply : A truly national policy in the interest of the- -
great majority, the producing classes, or a continuation,
of the present system of legislation in favor of the smal
minority, the capitalists, who oppress and abuse (he 1
Let candidates for office take notice that henceforth
they must defend the rights and interests of the working
man against the aggressions of capital, if they wish to
gain the priza of public favor.
In conclusion, I would inform you that the Central
Committee of the German Branch of the Social Party
meets every Wednesday evening at the Stuben'Housej
*295, Bowery. s. M.
HOW TO ENTERTAIN GUESTS.
I pray you, 0 excellent wife, not to cumber yourself.'
and me to get a rich dinner for this mar, or this Woman,
who has aMghted at our gate, nor a bed chamber made
ready at too great a cost. These things, if they are
oarious in, they oan get for a dollar at any village.
But let this stranger see, if he will, in your looks, in .
your accent and behaviour, your heart and earnestness,.
your thought and will, what he cannot buy at any price,,
at any village or city, and which he may well travel fifty-
miles, and dine sparely, and sleep hard, in order to.
Certainly, let the board be spread and the bed be'
dressed lor the traveller; bub let tbe emphasis of hospi-
tality be in these things. Honor lo the house where
they are simple to the verge of hardship, so that the in -
tellect is awake and sees the laws of the universe, the
soul worships truth and love ; honor and courtesy flow
into all deeds.R. W. Emerson.
A True Queen.Some American ladies* who recently
called on the Queen of Denmark, were not a little astoL-
ished to see that she wore a cheap dress, and that, on
rising to receive them, she laid on her working table a.
cotton stocking, on whioh she had been knitting.
A New Monetary System : The only means of se-
curing the respective rights of labor and property, and
of protecting the public from financial revulsions. By
Edward Kellogg. Edited by his daughter, Mary Kellogg
Putoam. Third edition. New York : Riggins, Tooker
k Co., 123 William street. Pp. 366. One dollar twenty-
We have never looked Into a work on Finance with so
much pleasure as this. The publishers, too, have done
their work well and given us a plain, substantial volume,
and at a reasonable price. A copious index adds value
to the work, seven pages, but none too many, for the
book is a mine of wealth on every branch of the subject
of which it treats. Every library should have copies of
it. It could ho made a profitable book in all our ad-
vanced schools. Working mens and womens clubs
should have it, and make it a study and discussion.
Every business man and woman should make its ac-
quaintance, and everj man and woman should be of that
class. We take pleasure in thus recommending it, and
hope at no distant time to put selections from it in our
The Nursery. A Monthly Magazine for Youngest
Readers. By Fanny P. Seavems. Boston : J. L. Shorey,
13 Washington street. $1.60 per annumsingle copies
Demorests Monthly.This popular parlor Magazine
has won for itself an enviable place in the esteem of
American ladies. Its usefulness is only equalled by its
variety. Address W. Jennings Demorest, 473 Broadway,
ENGLAND AND HER EAST INDIES.
Carleton, writing to the Boston Journal
from Bombay, says:
Nearly 200,000,000 held in subjection by an army of
70,000 English and 120,OuO native soldiers, the product
of the soil, the wealth of the country, its vast resources,
going into the pockets of Englishmen at home, and tor
the special emolument of the few favored ones who ob-
tain position of place and power.
It is a wonderful country, and the history of English
rule is one of the marvels of the agethat a company of
merchants, sending out a few cargoes of goods, should
lay foundations for such a structure 1 Young officers,
who buy a commission in the army, come out here no
knowing a word of the language. They think that they
can lord it over the natives. They call for this, that and
the other, just as they are accustomed to do at home ;
the thing cant be bad, and, more ttan that, the Dative
does not comprehend one word of the order. The Eng-
lishman gets mad, raves, swears, throws a plate or a beer
bottle at the servant, kicks him- out* ef the bungalow,
when be ought to be kicked out himself. They do not
like us as a nation very well, and I do not wonder at it.
India, to England, is like an out-lying pasture to the
homestead of a New England farmer, a place to fatten
calves. English aristocracy sends its second sons there
to accumulate wealth, and to have place and powjr
which cannot be bad at borne. It is the great deep
which swallows up the fabrics of Manchester. The one
hundred and ninety millions of this empire toil for the
cotton lords of Great Britain, and the great develop-
ment of Indiathe building of railroads and telegraphs
is for the benefit of the people at home.
Mb. Burlingame in Washington.The reception
given at the Metropolitan Hotel on Saturday night by
Hon. Anson Burlingame and lady, with Chih-Kang and
Sun-Chia-Ku, Associated Ministers of the Chinese Lega-
tion, appears to have been worthy the Celestial Empire.
The Star says that among the ladies present were Mrs.
Stephens, the authoress, and Mrs. Holmes, the briliant
advocate of Womans Rights in The Revolution.
The host and hostess received the company with great
cordiality, each person being introduced by Gen. Banks.
Thebe was a Spanish lady, a certain Donna Maria
dEscobar, living at Lima, who had a few grains of
wheat, which she had brought from Estramadura. She
planted them in her garden, and of the slender harvest
she distributed to others, until that which had been
counted in grains was counted in sheaves ; and that
which had been counted in sbeaves was counted in
fields; and thence came all the com which is now found
Vinnie Beam Restored.Editors of the Revolution:
Thanks to Thaddeus Stevens, Vinnie Ream has been
allowed to reoccupy her room, from which she was
ejected by Butler, Bingham and Co. Honest, glorious
old man Small things and large alike attest the noble-
ness and grandeur of his character. Were there a few
more like him our country might be saved. p. b.
Miss Appleton is a sister of Edward Appleton, Esq., the
well-known railroad oontracter, is a. graduate of the
Normal School, and a woman oJ superior scholarship.
Miss Temple is well-known as a successful teacher of
music, whose sweet voice has long been heard leading
the choir of the old South Church.
A woman has written a successful opera, which watf
performed recently with great eclat at Baden. The work
is entitled LOgre, and is in two acts. Mme. Pauline
Viardot, the composer, took part in the first performance.
This opera, says Galignani, full of humor and wit,
was completely successful. Everything and everyone
were applaudedwords, music, and artists.
The Athenaeum, speaking of this, remarks : The
amount of amateur female musical effort displayed in
every form, and in every quarter of Europe, and the
rising value of its results, are remarkable as features of
A friend, just back from Europe, has asked us why
all the sea-sick persons will vote for Grant. We suppose
it is because they dont want to go to Sey-more, which
we think very natural.
Mrs. PoYSERdont deny that women are foolish enough,
for she thinks they were made to match the men.
WE AT WOMEN ARE DOING AND HAVE
Scientific Lectures for Women in England.Miss
Clough, a relative of the late poet Arthur Clough, has de-
voted much time to the preparation of a course of weekly
lectures for women in various cities in the north of Eng-
land. Under her management, ladies educational soci-
eties have been formed in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds
and Sheffield, and a course of eight lectures by a Fellow
of Trinity College, Cambridge, in the former place, was
recently delivered with great success. This course begun
with an attendance of one hundred and twenty women,
and ended with nearly two hundred. An examination
was held at the close of the course with excellent results.
A course of lectures on Early English History, by C. H.
Pierson, has been attended by one hundred and eighty
students, in Liverpool, and by one hundred at Manches-
ter, where there was a restriction as to age. Mr. J. W.
Hales lectured on Early English Literature, at Leeds,
Bradford and Sheffield, to two hundred and fifty hearers,
and at Edinburg Professor Masson had about the same
number in his literature class. Great interest was shown
in all these courses, and the examinations were credit-
At the Working Womens Classes, in London, Mr. M.
C. Conway lately lectured on America and its institu-
A Female Model Farmer.A correspondent of the
Chicago Journal gives an account of the farming opera?,
tions of a woman near Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin :
Mrs. L. N. Gilbert enters the list as one of our model
farmers and dairy-women, and is second to none in the
practical management of her farm. Her husband, one
of our early settlers, died about tour years since, leaving
her the management of the farm, and the raising of a
family of four children. Her farm is situated near the
centre of the town and consists of two hundred aeres of
the best of land, all divided Into lots, and under a high
state of cultivation, and it is estimated to be worth
$10,000. The buildings are good farm buildings, and
everything is nÂ£at and commodious. She has thirty-two
cows, and made and sold, the past year, sixteen thousand
pounds of cheese. Her stock consists of thirty-two
cows, three horses, one colt, and ten bead of young
STATISTICS OF HER FARM.
Cheese sold, 16,000 lbs., at 14K, $2,260
Hogd and Pork fold, 2,500
Rev. Miss Chapin, who recently preached at Des
Moines one Sunday, reports a most excellent society
there of forty members. On her return route, she
preached twice at Oskaloosa, where only a minister
is wanted to build up a good strong church. At Mit-
chelville, in company with Rev. T. 0. Eaton, she started
a subscription tor a church, where the movement has
such vigor, and such signs of promise attached to it, as
to leave no doubt of being a success.
One hundred and seventy-nine women are employed
by the Western Union Telegraph Company.
Mrs. A. H. Gibbons sends us the following from^her
Notes at Point Look-Out, Md. :
Sept. 26,1862. Received a call this day from Mm.
Capt. Lord of the bark William. She has sailed with her
husband six years, and can navigate a ship as well as
be. Has made navigation a study.
Financial and Commercial.America versus
EuropeGold, like our Collon, FOR SALE.
Greenbacks .for Money. An American System of
Finance. American Products and Labor Free.
Open doors to Artisans and Immigrants. At
lantic and Pacific Oceans for AMERICAN
Steamships and Shipping. New York the Finan-
cial, Centre of the World. Watt Street emanci
paled from Rank of England, or American Cash
for American Bills. The Credit Fonder and
Credit Mobilier System, or Capital Mobilized to
Resuscitate the South and our Mining Interests,
and to People the Country from Ocean to Ocean,
from Omahato San Francisco. More organized
Labor, more Cotton, more Gold and Silver
Bullion to sett foreigners at the highest prices.
Ten millions of Naturalized Citizens DEMAND
A PENNY OCEAN P0S1AGE, to Strength-
en the Brotherhood of Labor, and keep bright
the chain of friendship between them and iheir
Capital invested, $12,000, interest? per cent., $ 640
Feed for cows and hogs, 900
Hand-help outside of family, 600
Leaving net profits from farm of $2,675
Good lor a female farmer.
Three maiden ladies have recently been put upon the
School committee of Reading, Mass., alarge and flourish-
ing suburb of Boston. They are described as follows;
Miss Buggies is the sister of Otis T. Buggies, Re-
presentative from Fitchburg, and Superintendent of ihe
Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad, and Is a woman of
superior business capacity, having successfully engaged
in mercantile pursuits for the last twelve years in Read-
ing. She is the chosen friend of Mrs. Hanaford, to whom
that lady dedicated her book, Tbe Soldiers Daughter,
and is a woman admirably qualified for place she is
called by tbe votes of her fellow-townsmen to fill.
VOL. n.NO. 4.
Talk among tbe Brokers in Wall Street.
The talk among tbe brokers is about
and bis skedaddling off to tbe country after having
stuok all bis friends with
NOBTH WEST COMMON,
by telling them that it was going up above par, and that
chaplains menus dont see it,
and are rather inclined to think that
BUFUS THE RUEFUL
is not quite
he looks to be, but is as sharp on the question of his
CHIPS AS EVER SWEET WILLIAM
was. The talk is how came Chaplain Hatch to call the
number of miles run by the
CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN COMPANY 1,150,
when the companys report says 1,257? How came
RUFUS THE RUEFULS CIRCULAR
to call the earnings per mile $5,079, when they were only
$4,647 ? And the talk is that this
LITTLE MISTAKE OF RUEFUL RUFUS
has made alibis friends very rueful. for they jumped
into North West Common at 84 to 85, and then jumped
out of it again at 82 to 83. The talk is that they ought
SUE THE CHAPLAIN FOR THEIR LOSSES AS HE MADE
to them, both in the lithographed circular and by word
of mouth, in order to induce them to buy the North
West Common which the clique was selling. The talk
KEEP AND LOCKWOOD & CO. -
have got rid of the bulk of their North West Common and
Preferred, and that they have made such an enormous
pile of money out of those who
SOLD NORTH WEST COMMON AND PREBERBED
that what they have left on hand
COSTS THEM NOTHING AT ALL.
The talk is that
KEEP AND LOCKWOODS COMMENCED UNLOADING
at 60, and have been selling as the stock advanced all
that the market would take without breaking it, and that
a new pool was formed of *
WEAK AND SPECULATIVE BROKERS TJira THE
and his friends, who are now stuck with
HENRY KEEP AND LOCKWOODS
stock, and they are in turn trying to
STICK THE PUBLIC.
The talk is that this North West affair is the
LARGEST STOCK BUBBLE
that ever has been blown up in Wall Street, and that
ITS COLLAPSE IS NOT FAR DISTANT.
The talk is that the
are beginning to look sharp after their collaterals, that
THEY EXPECT AN EXPLOSION IN WALL STREET
one of these days that will wipe out a lot of the weak
brokers who are carrying North West and other clique
stocks. The talk is that the
READING CLIQUE IS IN A BAD WAY,
that they are badly stuck with the slock, and dont know
what to do to get rid ot it, that nobody deals in it, and
the thing is dead. The talk is that the
are driving everybody from dealing in railway shares,
and that they are turning their attention to
GOVERNMENT BONDS AND GOLD AS THE SAFEST
things to speculate in, and free from comers. The talk
is that the
is disappointed at the slow progress of his
BLACKMAILING BUSINESS WITH THE UNION PACIFIC
railroad, as the
made sure of grabbing a big check long before this, that
NOBLE LORD IN THE DAILY SQUIB
Ventilates the blackmailing theories of the circus clown
about the Union Pacific Railroad. The talk is that
is going to bo brought up in the
with a sharp turn, and that if he tells all he knows, it will
the publio bas seen for many a day. The talk is that
means to have a hand in with the
' NORTH WEST CLIQUE,
as he says they are such a set of
under the leadership of
RUFUS THE RUEFUL,
that they want somebody to look after them, and'tbat he
is going to do it.
THE MONET MARKET
was easy throughout the week at 3 to 4 per cent, on call,
add tor prime discounts 6 to 7 per cent. The weekly
bank statement is favorable to continued ease, the loans
being decreased $2,570,235, while the deposits show a
decline of only $1,369,087, and the legal tenders are
increased $688,041. The specie is increased $405,070,
and the amount now held by the New York city banks is
The following table shows the changes in the New
York city banks compared with the preceding week :
July 18 July 25 Differences.
Loans, $282,915,490 $280,345,255 Dec. $2,570,235
Specie, ' 20,399,031 20,804,101 Inc. 405,070
Circulation, 34,004,111 33,963,373 Dec. 40,738
Deposits, # 228,130,759 226,761,662 Inc. * 1,369,087
Legal-tenders, 71,547,545 72,235,586 Inc. 683,041
THE GOLD MARKET
was firm and strong throughout the week. The fluctu-
ations in the gold market for the week were as follows :
Opening. Highest. Lowest. Closing.
Saturday, 18, 143% 144 143% 143%
Monday, 20, 143% 143% 143 143%
Tuesday, 21, 142% 143% 142% 143
Wednesday, 22, 143% 143% 143 143%
Thursday, 23, 143% 143% 143% 143%
Friday, 24, 143% 143% 143 v U3%
Saturday 25, 143% 143% 143% 143%
Monday, 27, 143% 344% 143% 144
THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET
was firm in the early part of the week, but weak at the
close, and rates were on ihe basis of 110 to 110% for prime
bankers sixty days sterling bills, and sight,Jl0% to 110%.
Francs on Paris bankers long 5.13% to 5.12%, and
short 5.10% to 5.10.
THE RAILWAY SHARE MARKET
was more active, but there is an unsettled feeling from
ihe clique movements.
- UNITED STATES SECURITIES
were more active and strong in sympathy with the
firmness ot gold and the steadiness of foreign bonds,
and the home investment demand is increasing.
Fisk & Hatch, 5 Nassau street, report the following
Reg. 1881,115% to 115% ; Coupon. 1881115% to 115%;
Reg. 5-20, 1862, 110 to 110% ; Coupon, 5-20, 1882, 114
to 114% ; Coupon, 5-20, 1864, 111% to 111% ; Coupon,
5-20, 1865, 112% to 112% ; Coupon, 5-20, 1865 Jan. and
July, 109% to 109% ; Coupon, 5-20, 1867, 109% to 109% ;
Coupon, 5-20, 1868, 109% to 109%; Coupon, 10-40, Reg.
108% to 108% ; 10-40 Coupon, 108% to 108%!; July,
7-30, 100 to 109% ; August Compounds, 1865, 118%;
September Compounds, 1865, 118 ; October Compounds,
Musgrave & Co., 19 Broad street, report the following
Canton, 47% to 47%; Boston W. P., 16% to *
Cum. Coal 32 to 34; Quicksilver, 22 to 22% ; Mari-
posa, 3 to 6 ; do preferred, 8% to 9% ; Pacific Mail,
100% to 100% ; Atlantic Mail, 25 to 29 ; W. U. Tel.,
35 to 85% ; New York Central, 134% to 185 ; Erie,
68% to 68% ; do. preferred, 74% to 76 ; Hudson River,
138 to 140 ; Reading, 95 to 95% ; Wabash, 58% to 53% ;
Mil, & St. P., 76 to 76% ; do. preferred, 83% to 84% ;
Fort Wayne, 116 to 110% ; Ohio & Miss., 80% to 30% ;
Mich. Cen., 118 to 120 ; Mich. South, 91% to 91% ; 111.
Central, 150 to 151% ; Pittsburg, 89% to 89% ; Toledo,
103 to 103% Rook Island, 107%to 109 ; Northwestern,
82% to 82% ; do. preferred, 82% to 82%,
THE CUSTOMS DUTIES
for the week were $2,215,119 in gold against $1,785,586
$1,645,097 and $1,605,958 lor the preceding weeks. The
imports of merchandise for the week were $3,813,444
in gold against $4,680,442, $4,463,244 and $3,550,662 for
the preceding weeks. The exports, exclusive of specie,
Were $2,638,195 in currency against $2,317,411, $2,452,-
698 and $3,113,579 for the preceding weeks. The ex-
ports of specie were $1,463,249 against $2,094,138, $3,
947,891 and $2,277,532 for ihe preceding weeks.
Mbs. P. M. Kelsey, 329 Hudson st., N. Y. City.
C. A. Hammond, Peterboro, N. Y.
Mbs. O. Squires, Utica, N- Y.
Mbs. M. A. Newman, Binghamton, N. Y.
Miss Maria S. Page, Lynn, Mass.
Jessie R. Tilton, Worcester, Mass.
Mbs. R. B. Fischer, 923 Wash st., St. Louis, Mo.
Mbs. M. H. Brinkerhoff, Utica, Mo.
Mrs. A.. L. Quimby, P. O. Box 117, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mrs. L. C. Dundobe, Baltimore, Md.
Miss Clair R. DEvebe, Newport, Maine.
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