The Revolution

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

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C|)r liriHiliitiim.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY, Proprietor.
To Subscribers.How to Send Money.For large
sums, checks on New York banks or bankers, made pay-
able to the order of Susan B. Anthony.
may be obtained at nearly every county seat, in all the
cities, and in many ot the large towns. We consider
them perfectly safe, and the best means of remitting
fifty dollars or less, as thousands have been sent to us with-
out any loss.
4 ' REGISTERED t.Httrtir,
under the new system, which went into effect June 1st,
are a very safe means of sending small sums of money
where P. 0. Money Orders cannot be easily obtained.
Observe, the Registry fee, as well as postage, must bepaid
ih ifdups at the office where the letter is mailed, or it
will be liable to be sent to the Dead Letter Office. Buy
and affix the stamp both for postage and registry, put in the
money and seal the letter in the presence of Ike postmaster,
and take his receipt for it. Letters sent in this way to us
are at our risk.
[The following came too late for last week.
Editor. ]
Johnstown, Aug. 25, 1868.
Dear Revolution: Our native hills are
aglow with carriages and horsemen, with flags
and music, for a temperance convention, a horse
race, a democratic meeting, and a Sundav
school celebration are to be all pressed into this
one short, eventful day.
How refreshing to us who are getting worn
and jaded with the realities of time and the
dreams of eternity, is the enthusiasm and aban-
don oi children in their holiday flnery and free-
dom. It was a real pleasure to us to watch the
long procession of bright and happy faces on
their way to the pleasant grove, where a gener-
ous feast, games, swings, music and flowers
awaited them.
First came the Glovervilie band in bright uni-
form (playing admirably), then a long line of
white mules, our future Presidents, Gover-
nors, Senators and Congressmen (do not print
white mules, as the Tribune did all through
one of our speeches before the legislature a few
years since, thus making us disrespectful to our
brave countrymen), then troops of rosy girls in
white with bright ribbons (how much prettier
girls look anywhere than boys, whether in the
parlor or marching to music on the street). A
friend by our side remarked as they went by,
I would rather have one girl than seven
boys! What heresy to the great coinmand,
multiply and replenish the earth.
We noticed some colored children in the pro-
cession, and we understand they participated in
all the games and gaities of the occasion and
nobody was hurt. This shows great pro-
gress in the public sentiment of this ancient
town, for about twenty-six years ago the whole
community was in arms, because two ladies in-
vited some colored boys to walk in a temper-
ance procession. There was to be an address
in the Presbyterian Church by Henry B. Stan-
ton and refreshments in the Court House where
the little cold water army assembled. It
was soon noised all over town that the abo-
litionists were determined to have little
niggers in the procession, whereupon half a
dozen demagogues rushed to the scene of ac-
tion, and harangued the ladies on the danger
of such a proceeding. The two offenders
against the public sentiment of the town stood
silent and coniounded before those eloquent out-
bursts of holy indignation. What, said they,
will Christian women be the first to remove
those sacred barriers for the protection of races
against all intermingling, set up by the hand
of God himself, for His own wise purposes.
There is a deep meaning in that curse pro-
nounced on Ham, that those who would be
teachers of morality would do well to remem-
ber. A lady in a very meek and quiet way
asked one of the speakers, whose face was red
with passion and his hair standing out like the
quills of the fretful porcupine, Sir, do you
think Christ died for negroes. Stopping a
moment to think and take breath, he replied,
Well, I suppose he did. Then it seems to
me, said the lady, that if these black children
are so precious to the great Master, they are not
unworthy the kindness and attention of his
professed disciples. But the voice o^ reason
was vain that day, and the feeling ran so high
that some gentlemen rushed to the church,
barricaded the doors and waited in the most
terrible state of anxiety the probable assault on
that sacred temple by the two women and four
black boys. But they, being well disposed per-
sons, inclining to the doctrine of non-resistance,
then part of the anti-slavery creed, and more-
over being wholly absorbed in the grief and
disappointment of the children, accepted the
situation as gracefully as possible and quietly
retreated with their despised proteges to the
hospitable roof of Judge Cady, where they
were loaded with apples, nuts, cakes, picture-
books and badges, then placed under the care
of a stalwart black man, Peter Teabout who,
peace to his ashes, was long ago gathered
to his Fathers, he gave them a pleasant sleigh
ride and left them safe home. This episode
was rather a damper on the celebration, espe-
cially as Mr. Stanton, for this insult to his
clients, refused to speak. But those days of
darkness have passed away in our native town
and colored children are admitted to the schools
and amusements without danger of insult or
molestation ; and we should not be surprised if
the next time they revise the town charter they
should so amend it as to secure to women who
pay taxes the right to vote* on all questions of
local interest.
As the procession passed by, one of the
younger scions of our house remarked with
great glee, as if a new and happy thought had
struck her, why, mother, this would be a grand
way for the voters to go to the polls. Husbands
and wives, young men and maidens, arm in
arm, with a band of music, march up to the bal-
lot-box, put in their votes and then march
home. If men and women, boys and girls,
black and white, can walk together in decency
and order to a pic-nic, why not to the polls?
The Rev. Dr. Butten, of New York, who has
been spending a few weeks here, was the life and
joy of the pic-nic ; even the children preferred
his stories and anecdotes to the sandwiches,
cake and lemonade. v His wonderful gift in
talking to children argues a kind and genial na-
ture. May he live to spend many returning
summers in our midst.
Last evening we attended a grand gathering
of the democracy in Kennedy Hall. Charles
Egan, Esq., of New York, was the orator of the
occasion. Entering the vestibule with a party
of ladies and gentlemen, a man remarked, oh!
see the women, they probably think this is to
be a republican meeting. Ohl no, we replied,
the republicans have thrown the women over-
board, we look to you for our enfranchisement.
We found Mr. Egan a gentleman of fine pre-%
sence and good delivery, but not one who clearly
discerns the law and nature of progress. He,
like too mauy of our conservative friends, seems
to think that there are times in the history of
the race when the moral world should stand
still. He lamented the anti-slavery agitation at
the north, and the success' of the republican
party as the causes of the war. He said, if the
democrats had only been true to their princi-
ples and elected Douglas, as they might have
done, instead of splitting on trivialities, there
would have been no war, for slavery would have
been undisturbed, and our union and constitu-
tion preserved. Which was simply to say, that
if the wheels of civilization had stood still for
the last century, the men of our day would have
had no higher ideas of government than the
worthies of 76. The prime movers of Revolu-
tion, says Goldwin Smith, are not the fanatics
of progress, but the blind and intemperate op-
posers of progress, men who strive to recall
the irrevocable past with no sense of the inevi-
table future, who chafe to fury, by damming np
its course, the stream that would otherwise flow
on tranquilly within its banks. Mr. Egan put
the question, What had the north do do with
slavery, as innocently as if it had not been an-
swered a thousand times by the leading minds
of the day within the last twenty years; as if in
the thunder and smoke of battle, in the horrors
of Libby Prison and Andersonville, it had not
been answered in tones never to be forgotten.
The chain that held the black boy in the
everglades of Florida and the slave girl in a


New Orleans market was fastened round the
neck of New Englands sons and daughters,
and the vacant places in all our northern homes
to-day are so many silent witnesses, to show
how much we had to do with slavery ; how
closely the human family are bound together.
The experiment of building governments on
the aristocratic principle has been tried again
and again and uniformly failed ; let us now, in
the nineteenth century, try the experiment of
basing one on the principle of equality, giving
to every citizen, black and white, male and
female a voice in the government, and see how
that will work ; for so long as the rights of the
humblest citizen can be violated with impunity,
the rights of the whole nation are in peril.
The Gloverville band played some spirited
airs at the opening and close of the democratic
meeting, that compeusated in a measure for the
conservatism of the speaker. It is always a
scource of real sorrow to us when intelligent
men try to mislead an audience with statements
so clearly unphilosophical that all thinking
men should be ashamed to utter them.
In addition to the hilarities already mentioned,
ahorse race between Ben Wood and Lady
Voorheeswas another attraction of the day.
The former disgraced the chivalrous gentleman
whose name he bears by leaving the fair lady
in the lurch. We regretted this defeat of one
of our sex the more, because her owner, John
Dunn, is one of our well known citizens, to
whom we are indebted for many charming
drives over our native hills. Then, too, we had
bet ten cents with our son Bob that Lady Voor-
hees would beat, and her defeat we find, in his
undeveloped mind, is a reflection on the Wo-
mans Suffrage movement.
As the Constitution forbids betting only on
elections, we trust, dear Revolution, you
will pardon us for betting on a horse race. It
does not sound well, we must confess, but the
deep interest we feel in all femininity tempted
us. There has been so much crowded into this
last week, in this busy town, that we have not
space to note everything and everybody we
have seen.
We were much pleased in meeting, one even-
ing, with Mr. Thomas B. Fitch, a wealthy bank-
er from Syracuse, whose son edits the Stand-
ard. We found him a staunch republican and
a little disturbed with our supposed democratic
proclivities, but we soon convinced him that
The Revolution occupied the best ground
of both parties, for-while the republicans advo-
cate Negro Suffrage, and the democrats Womans
Suffrage, we go for both, for universal suffrage
from Marne to Louisiana, that is for an impar-
tial qualification among all citizens, whether of
age, property or education.
At a little party one evening, finding a bril-
liant group of ladies in shouts of laughter,
round a certain gentleman (who begged us not
to put his name in The Revolution), we
joined the circle to listen to the youthful ex-
periences of said gent. The conversation turn-
ing on college pranks and practical jokes, he
told us of one he played on a large, corpulent
man when he was a boy. This weighty indi-
vidual, it seems, was in the habit of frequenting
on apothecary shop where he was clerk, and one
day put some sulphur and saltpeter on a shovel
and told him to hold it in the fire, which he did
until it exploded and burnt him so badly that
he was confined for weeks. When fully recov-
ered he watched his opportunity for revenge.
Said cruel man had a habit of putting his hands
under his coat tails, which threw the pocket
out in bold relief and made them of easy access
to any passer-by. While standing in this posi-
tion one day discussing the locality of hell and
the personality of the devil, the lad slipped a
long string of fire-crackers into his pockets and
set fire to one end. The first shot frightened
the speaker out of the front door and away he
ran down the street screaming murder,
murder, murder, with the whole town at
his heels. Before the whole had exploded his
nether garments were considerably riddled, and
h* somewhat the worse for the brisk cannonad-
ing so close in his rear. When all was over and
his equilibrium restored, he returned to the shop
and complained of the boy to his master, who,
much to his chagrin, said the boy served him
One of the great events of the past week has
been a visit to Oayadutta Falls. As there
was a vacant seat, the young fry urged us at the
last moment to go as ballast. Remembering
that in order to see the Falls, a scramble of
nearly a mile over the rocks was involved, we
hesitated, and suggested to the sylphs that
weighing 175 pounds we should be at great dis-
advantage in ascending and descending any of
the dangerous passes. But they persisted, and
with many misgivings of coming evils we surren-
dered. After a drive of three miles we halted
on an iron bridge and descended at once to the
rocky banks and commenced one of the most
beautiful and romantic walks we had ever taken,
Mr. N., a distinguished lawyer from Syracuse,
true to his promise at starting, was at our elbow
to help us through all difficulties, having en-
trusted his charming wife to a theologian from
Yale. In spite of all his efforts, we had the
mortification of being continually iu the rear.
However, in process of time, we reached the
desired goal, and, seated on the smooth slate
stones, enjoyed the beauty of the Falls and sur-
rounding scenery. We had all been so fully
occupied in watching our footsteps and so
happy to rest at last that we had taken no note
of what was passing in the Heavens above.
None of us had heard the distant thunder or
noticed the dark clouds rolling up. Imagine
then, our surprise when a heavy clap of thunder
was quickly followed by a drenching shower of
rain. And there we all sat without coats,
shawls, umbrellas, or any protection whatever.
Instantly the whole party ran like cats up the
steep hili, to seek shelter under the trees, and
our knight with -the rest, and we ran too,
but half way up a slippery rock we had neither
the courage or capacity to ascend or descend.
We told you, dear reader, we weighed 175 pounds
in starting, hut our avoirdupois when drenched
in water we could not tell, we only know we
needed no letter from Sumner to tell us to
stick. At this juncture, back came the
Syracusian and the Theologian to our rescue,
and when finally seated under a tree at the top,
Mr. N. coolly pulled The Revolution out
of his pocket and read an article on the pro-
posed equality and independence of woman,
and Hints to Husbands, copied from an
Auburn paper. But the storm increased every
moment,* so that at last the trees afforded no
shelter, and after much consultation we decided
that there was danger of being struck with
lightning under the trees, and that as we were
already quite wet we might as well breast the
storm and' hasten to our carriages. Our diffi-
culties in returning were tenfold, as the stream
was swollen and the rocks were slippery with
rain. The appearance of the whole party,
drenched to the skin, was truly ludicrous. The
thin gentlemen looked like draped skeletons,
and the fleshy, like candles in a mould. Thanks
to the hoop skirts, the fair proportions of the
ladies were in a measure preserved, though we
felt rather nervous to be thus encased in steel
with the lightning playing about us. Verily
there are dangers as well as delights in the
skeleton skirt. Covered with mud, tattered
and torn, with a hasty march over fences, rooks
and underbrush, with streams of green water
running down from sunshades and ribbons ; felt
hats, shirt bosoms, wristbands, like wilted rags ;
whiskers and waterfalls dripping on all sides;
paper cuffs melted away leaving only the pins
behind, what a spectacle we presented! When
we saw how sham and tinsel cowered before
the fury of the storm, we thought of thi good
things Carlyle said in his Shooting Niagara and
After of the demoralization of wearing any-
thing that is not real, and resolved hereafter to
buy only such things .as can stand drenching.
Fortunately we all preserved our individuality,
and through much tribulation reached the car-
riages and were soon packed like sardines in a
box though by no means so comfortable. The
shower had unfortunately cooled the air, and a
drive of three miles in a strong wind, without a
dry article of clothing, was rather a trying ordeal.
When comfortable at home, we registered ano-
ther vow that our pic-nic days were over, and
that nothing should ever tempt us again from
the even tenor of our way, though we found
next morning that we were the only one of the
party none the worse for the expedition; one
of the gentlemen was confined to his room lor
a day ; another we have not seen since, but wo
heard be passed his days and nights sneezing.
A young Scotch girl (strong-minded), by the
classic name of Flora, who was the life and
light of the party, hopefully remarked ne'xt day,
that she trusted our first journey to tho polls
would not be through such thorny paths, nor
so calamitous to the gentlemen who might gen-
erously offer to accompany us, e. c. s.
My Dear Miss Anthony : I have to thank you
for a bundle of The Revolution, which I
have read and shall distribute.
It is the best move yet made in behalf of our
sex, but I am desirous to see it represent not
only principles, but Woman. The world ought
to be grateful to us lor opening to it new and
profound thought. It is a vast field, in which
you may remember I have long labored with my
pen and tongue, and I think too of a time when
it made me odious to the very class, that now
works with us, such has been the progress of
I hope another winter if not before to speak
in New York. In the meanwhile can I be of any
aid to you ?
I enclose you a copy of Woman and Her
Needs, Are you in a way of publishing
books ?
Yours truly, E. Oakes Smith.
The Willows, Patchogue, L. I., 1868.
P.S. Upon examination I find I have but a
single copy of the above named work. It is en-
tirely out of print, and I will reserve the book
till I hear from you. e. o, s.
The Hindoos extend their hospitality to their
enemies. Why shouldnt Christians? The
tree does not withdraw its shade even from the
wood cutter at its base.

Our trees are now allowed to spread with wild
luxuriance, nor do we expect by force to com-
bine the majestic marks of time with youthful
graces ; but wait patiently till they have struck
deep their root, and braved many a storm. Is
the mind then, which, in proportion to its dig-
nity advances more slowly toward perfection,
to be treated with less respect ? To argue
from analogy, everything around us is in a pro-
gressive state ; and when an unwelcome know-
ledge of life produces almost a satiety of life,
and we discover by the natural course of things'
that all that is done under the sun is vanity,
we are drawing near the awful close of the
drama. The days of activity and hope are over,
and the opportunities which the first stage of
existence has afforded of advancing in the scale
of intelligence, must soon be summed up. A
knowledge at this period of the futility of life,
or earlier, if obtained by experience, is very
useful, because it is natural; but when a frail
being is shown the follies and vices of man,
that he may be taught prudently to guard against
the common casualities of life by sacrificing his
heartsurely it is not speaking harshly to call it
the wisdom of this world, contrasted with the
nobler fruit of piety and experience.
I will venture a parodox, and deliver my
opinion without reserve ; if men were only born
to form a circle of life and death, it would be
wise to take every step that foresight could sug-
gest to render life happy. Moderation in every
pursuit would then be supreme wisdom ; and
the prudent voluptuary might enjoy a degree of
content, though he neither cultivated his under-
standing nor kept his heart pure. Prudence,
supposing we were mortal, would be true wis
dom, or, to be more explicit, would procure the
greatest' portion of happiness, considering the
whole of life ; but knowledge beyond the con-
veniences of life would be a curse.
Why should we injure our health by close
study ? The exalted pleasure which intellectual
pursuits afford would scarcely be equivalent to
the hours of languor that follow ; especially, if
it be necessary to take into the reckoning the
doubts and disappointments that cloud our re-
searches. Vanity and vexation close every in-
quiry : for the cause which we particularly
wished to discover flies like the horizon before
us as we advance. The ignorant, on the con-
trary, resemble children, and suppose, that if
they could walk straight forward, they should
at last arrive where the earth and clouds meet.
Yet, disappointed as we are in our researches,
the mind gains strength by the exercise, suffi-
cient, perhaps, to comprehend the answers
which, in another step of existence, it may re-
ceive to the anxious questions it asked, when
the understanding with feeble wing was flutter-
ing round the visible effects to dive into the hid-
den cause.
The passions also, the wiuds of life, would be
useless, if not injurious, did the substance which
composes our thinking being, after we have
thought in vain, only become the support of
vegetable life, and invigorate a cabbage, or blush
in a rose. The appetites would answer every
earthly purpose, and produce more moderate
and permanent happiness. But the powers of
the soul that are of little use here, and probably
disturb our animal enjoyments, even while con-
scious dignity makes us glory in possessing
them, prove that life is merely an education*
a state of infancy, of which the only hopes
worth cherishing should not be sacrificed. I
mean, therefore, to infer, that we ought to have
a precise idea of what we wish to attain by edu-
cation, for fchey immortality of the soul is con-
tradicted by the actions of many people, who
firmly profess the belief.
If you mean to secure ease and prosperity on
earth as the first consideration, and leave futurity
to provide for itself, you act prudently in giving
your child an early insight into the weaknesses
of his nature. You may not, it is true, make
an Inkle of him ; bub do not imagine that he
will stick to more than the letter of the law,
who has very early imbibed a mean opinion of
human nature ; nor will he think it necessary to
rise much above the common standard. He
may avoid gross vices, because honesty is the
best policy ; but he will never aim at attaining
great virtues. The example of writers and
artists will illustrate this remark.
I must, therefore, venture to doubt, whether
what has been thought an axiom in morals, may
not have been a dogmatical assertion made by
men who have coolly seen mankind through the
medium of books, and say, in direct contradic-
tion to them, that the regulation of the pas-
sions is not always wisdom. On the contrary,
it should seem, that one reason why men have
superior judgment and more fortitude than
women, is undoubtedly this, that they give a
freer scope to the grand passions, and by more
frequently going astray, enlarge their minds.
If, then, by the exercise of their own reason,
they fix on some stable principle, they have
probably to thank the force of their passions,
nourished by false views of life, and permitted
to overleap the boundary that secures content.
But if, in the dawn of life, we could soberly
survey the scenes before us as in perspective,
and see everything in its true colors, how could
the passions gain sufficient strength to unfold
the faculties ?
Let me now, as from an eminence, survey the
world stripped of all its false, delusive charms.
The clear atmosphere enables me to see each
object in its true point of view, while my heart
is still. I am ^calm as the prospect in a
morning when the mists, slowly dispersing, si-
lenty unveil the beauties of nature, refreshed by
In what light will the world now appear? I rub
my eyes and think, perchance, that I am just
awaking from a lively dream.
I see the sons and daughters of men pursuing
shadows, and anxiously wasting their powers to
feed passions which have no adequate objectif
the very excess of these blind impulses pam-
pered by that lying, yet constantly-trusted
guide, the imagination, did not, by preparing
them for some other state, render short-sighted
mortals wiser without their own concurrence ;
or, what comes to the same thing, when they
were pursuing some imaginary present good.
After viewing objects in this light, it would
not be very fanciful to imagine, that this world
was a stage on which a pantomine is daily per-
formed for the amusement of superior beings.
How would they be diverted to see the ambitious
man consuming himself by running after a
phantom, and, pursuing the bubble fame in
the cannons mouth1 that was to blow him
to nothing: for when consciousness is lost, it
matters not whether we mount in a whirlwind or
descend in rain. And should they compassion-
ately invigorate his sight, and show him tho
thorny path which led to eminence, that like a
quicksand sinks as he ascends, disappointing
his hopes when almost within his grasp, would
he not leave to others the honor of amusing
them, and labor to secure the present moment,
though from the constitution of his nature he
would not find it very easy to catch the flying
stream ? Such slaves are we to hope and fear.
But, vain as the ambitious mans pursuit
would be, he is often striving for something
more substantial than famethat, indeed, would
be the veriest meteor, the wildest fire that could
lure a man to ruin. What! renounce the most
trifling gratification to be applauded when he
should be no more! Wherefore this struggle,
whether man is mortal or immortal, if that noble
passion did not really raise the being above his
fellows ?
And love! What diverting scenes would it
producePantaloons tricks must yield to more
egregious tolly. To see a mortal adorn an ob-
ject with imaginary charms, and then fall down
and worship the idol which he had himself set
up--how ridiculous? But what serious conse-
quences ensue to rob man of that portion of
happiness, which the Deity, by calling him into
existence, has (or, on what can his attributes
rest ?) indubitably promised ; would not all the
purposes of life have been much better fulfilled
if he had only felt what has been termed physical
love ? And, would not the sight of the object,
not seen through the medium of the imagination,
soon reduce the passion to an appetite, if re-
flection, the noble distinction of man, did not
give it force, and make it an instrument to raise
him above this earthly dross, by teaching him to
love the centre of all perfection ? whose wisdom
appears clearer and clearer in the works of na-
ture, in proportion as reason is illuminated and
exalted by contemplation, and by acquiring that
love of order which the struggles of passion
produce ?
The habit of reflection, and the knowledge
attained by fosteriug any passion, m5ght be
shown to be equally useful though the object be
proved equally fallacious ; for they would all ap
pear in the same light, if they were not magni-
fied by the governing passion implanted in us
by the Author of all good, to call forth and
strengthen the faculties of each individual, and
enable it to attain all the experience that an in-
fant can obtain, who does certain things, it can-
not tell why. _
I descend from my height, and mixing with
my fellow-creatures, feel myself hurried along
the common stream ; ambition, love, hope, and
fear, exert their wonted power, though we be
convinced by reason that their present and most
attractive promises are only lying dreams ; but
had the cold hand of circumspection damped
each generous feeling before it had left any per-
manent character, or fixed some habit, what
could be expected but selfish prudence and
reason just rising above instinct? Who that
has read Dean Swifts disgusting description of
the Yahoos, and insipid one of Houyhnhnm with
a philosophical eye, can avoid seeing the futility
of degrading the passions, or making man rest
in contentment-
The yonth should act; for had he the ex-
perience of a grey head, he would be fitter for
death than life, though his virtues, rather resid-
ing in his head than his heart could produce
nothing great, and his understanding prepared
for this world, would not, by its noble flights,
prove that it had a title to a better.
Besides, it is not possible to give a young per*

son a just view of life ; he must have struggled
with his own pasaions before he can estimate
the force of the temptation which betrayed
his brother into vice. Those who are entering
life, and those who are departing, see the world
from such very different points of view, that they
can seldom think alike, unless the unfledged
reason of the former never attempted a solitary
When we hear of some daring crimeit comes
full upon us in the deepest shade of turpitude,
and raises indignation; but the eye that gra-
dually saw the darkness thicken, must observe
it with more compassionate forbearance. The
world cannot be seen by an unmoved spectator,
we must mix in the throng, and feel as men feel
before we can judge of their feelings. If we
mean, in short, to live in the world, to grow
wiser and better, and not merely to enjoy the
good things of life, we must attain a knowledge
of others at the same time that we become ac-
quainted with ourselvesknowledge acquired
any other way only hardens the heart and per-
plexes the understanding.
I may be told that the knowledge thus ac-
quired is sometimes purchased at too dear* a
rate. I can only answer, that I very much
doubt whether any knowledge can be obtained
without labor and sorrow ; and those who wish
to spare their children both, should not com-
plain if they are neither wise nor virtuous.
They only aimed at making them prudent; and
prudence, early in life, is but the cautious craft
of ignorant self-love.
I have observed, t:at young people, to whose
education particular attention has been paid,
have, in general, been very superficial and con-
ceited, and far from pleasing in any respect, be-
cause they had neither the unsuspecting warmth
of youth, nor the cool depth of age. I cannot
help imputing this unnatural appearance prin-
cipally to that hasty premature instruction,
which leads them presumptuously to repeat all
the crude notions they have taken upon trust,
so that the careful education which they re-
ceived, makes them all their lives the slaves of
Mental as well as bodily exertion is, at first,
irksome; so much so, that the many would fain
let others both work and think for them. An
observation which I have often made will illus-
trate my meaning. When in a circle of stran-
gers or acquaintances, a person of moderate
abilities asserts an opinion with heat, I will
venture to affirm, for I have traced this fact
home, very often, that it is a prejudice. These
echoes have a high respect for the understand-
ing of some relation or friend, and without
fully comprehending the .opinions which they
are so eager to retail, they maintain them with
a degree of obstinacy that would surprise even
the person who concocted them.
I know that a kind of fashion now prevails of
respecting prejudices ; and when any one dares
to face them, though actuated by humanity and
armed by reason, he is superciliously asked,
whether his ancestors were fools. No, I should
reply; opinions, at first, of every description,
were all, probably, considered, and therefore
were founded on some reason; yet not unfre-
quentiy, of course, it was rather a local expe-
dient than a fundamental principle, that would
be reasonable at all times. But, moss-covered
opinions assume the disproporfcioned form of
prejudices, when they are indolently adopted
only because age has given them a venerable as-
pect, though the reason on which they were
built ceases to be a reason, or cannot be traced.
Why are we to love prejudices, merely because
they are prejudices? A prejudice is a fond ob
stmate persuasion, for which we can give no
reason ; for the moment a reason can be given
for an opinion, it ceases to be a prejudice,
though it may be an error in judgment: and are
we then advised to cherish opinions only to set
reason at defiance? This mode of arguing, it
arguing it may be called, reminds me of what is
vulgarly termed a womans reason. For women
sometimes declare that they love, or believe
certain things, because they love, or believe
It is impossible to converse with people to
any purpose, who, in this style, only use affirm-
atives and negatives. Before you can bring
them to a point to start fairly from, you must
go back to the simple principles that were ante-
cedent to the prejudices' broached by power ;
and it is ten to one but you are stopped by the
philosophical assertion, that certain principles
are as practically false as they are abstractly
true. Nay, it may be inferred, that reason has
whispered some doubts, for it generally happens
that people assert their opinions with the great-
est heat when they begin to waver ; striding to
drive out their own doubts by convincing their
opponent, they grow angry when those gnaw-
ing doubts are thrown back to prey on them-
The fact is, that men expect from education
what education cannot give. A sagacious parent
or tutor may strengthen the bbdy and sharpen
the instruments by which the child is to gather
knowledge ; but the honey must be the reward
ot the individuals own industry. It is almost
as absurd to attempt to make a youth wise by
the experience of another, as to expect the body
to grow strong by the exercise which is only
talked of, or seen.
Many of those children whose conduct has
been most narrowly watched become the weak-
est men, because their instructors only instil cer-
tain notions into their minds, that have no other
foundation than their authority ; and if they
are loved or respected, the mind is cramped in
its exertions and wavering in its advances. The
business of education in this case is only to
conduct the shooting tendrils to a proper pole ;
yet after laying precept upon precept, without
allowing a child to acquire judgment itself, pa-
rents expect them to act In the same manner by
this borrowed fallacious light, as if they had
illuminated it themselves ; and be, when they
enter life, what their parents are at the close.
They do not consider that the tree, and even the
human body, does not strengthen its- fibres till
it has reached its fu 1 growth.
There appears to me something analagous in
the mind. The senses and the imagination
give a form to the character during childhood
and youth ; and the understanding, as life ad-
vances, gives firmness to the first fair purposes
of sensibilitytill virtue, arising rather from
the clear conviction of reason than the impulse
of the heart, morality is made to rest on a rock
against which the storms of passion vainly beat.
I hope I shall not be misunderstood when I
say that religion will not have this condensing
energy unless it be founded on reason. If it
be merely the refuge of weakness or wild fanati-
cism, and not a governing principle of conduct,
drawn from self-knowledge, and a rational
opinion respecting the attributes of God, what
can it be expected to produce ? The religion
which consists in warming the affections, and
exalting the imagination, is only the poetical
part, and may afford the individual pleasure I
without rendering it a more moral being. It
may be a substitute for worldly pursuits; yet"
narrow instead of enlarging the heart; but vir-
tue must be loved as in itself sublime and excel-
lent, and not for the advantages it procures er'
the evils it averts, if any great degree of excel-
lence be expected. Men will not become mora 1>
when they only build airy castles in a future
world to compensate for the disappointments
which they meet with in thisif. they turn their
thoughts from relative dut^s to religious re-
Most prospects in life are marred by' the'
shuffling worldly wisdom of men, who, forget-
ting that they cannot serve God and mammon,
endeavor to blend contradictory things. If you
wish to make your son rich, pursue one course
if you are only anxious to make him virtuous,.
you must take another ; but do not imagine that.
you can bound from one road to the other with-
out losing your way.*
* See an excellent essay on this subject, by Mrs.B&r-
bauld, in Miscellaneous pieces in Prose.
(To be Continued.)
Editors of the Revolution:
We are just on the eve of an important na-
tional election. Yet the people seem scarcely to
realize it. What means this general apathy?.
Our republican leaders tell us, it is because the:
people have come to the conclusion that Gen-
Grant is to be President, and are awaiting the:
inevitable result with calm composure. They
will learn, before long, it is the calm that comes;
before a storm ; the dead stagnation that pre-
cedes an earthquake ; the silence of despairs
Just before our annual election in New Hamp-
shire, last spring, political speaker&ofhoih. par-
ties came into the state in swarms, and] all ot
them promised us that the national bonds should
be taxed. Give us power, said the demo-
crats, and we will tax the bonds. There is
no need of shifting parties for this purpose/*
said the republicans, we will tax them. The-,
two great parties have had their national con-
ventions, and both of them have ignored this,
great act of justice; and the people are mutter-
ing, Down with the bondholders and their
allies, the venal politicians. They know that
the republican party, including Grant, is under
the control of soulless, if not senseless dema-
gogues ; and that the ascendancy of the demo-
cratic party, in the present inflammable state of
affairs, would be like touching fire to tinder.
Sensible men shrink with intuitive fear from
the embrace of democracy, and turn with disgust
from the republican leaders. Therefore, they
neither shout for the one nor hurrah for the
We borrowed greenbacks worth fifty cents ouly
per dolla1*, and when we offer to pay in green-
backs worth seventy cents, they shout, Repu-
diation andH. W. Beecher calls it stealing.*
We borrowed wheat in the chaff, and now, un-
less we pay bushel for bushel in clean grain, the:
Popes and Bondholders call us knaves and
Grant and Seymour are their political repre-
sentatives ; and the most intelligent men among:
the laboring classes feel that these two men
bear the same relation to them that the wolt.
does to the lamb. Both parties mean thepeople^
shall bear a load of taxes that will make their-
backs ache ; while the bondholder goes free.-
They have promised us mercy and bread and jus-

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ftfice *; they have given us stripes and stones and
(taxes. Then let usliave a better ticket; another
;party'; a ticket 'that will not fairly stagger with
intemperance, and a party that will divide the
public'burdens in just proportions between the
'rich ;&nA poor. Let such a party fling to the
breeze such a ticket, and the old party hacks
'-will see what is the reason that Grant and Sey-
tt&our wake up no enthusiasm among the people.
. Lyme, N. H. s. f.
The children of this city seem unusually wel
just now, considering the season, so heated as
it has been, and the half ripe, stale fruit and veg-
etables sold on every corner and side of streets*
There is a -fact about the rubber toys and nipple
sheath which 1 have become convinced of that
I wish to state here. The white lead used in its
manufacture affects the bones of children biting
wery healthy children who had curvature of the
'spine from this cause alone. One will remain
>so for life ;. but the other, by timely care and
removing the cause, has recovered. In one of
the families of the above, two children have
died, I have not the least doubt, from sucking
food from a bottle through a white or common
rubber nipple. Mothers should be informed on
this subject ; and a -little observation will con*
vince them that I am correct. A slight know-
ledge of chemical affinities will teach any thought-
ful person that the white lead in rubber will in"
jure bony structures. And then most of the milk
we have to depend on in cities is dangerousso
much so, that I have for the last ten years found
barley, properly boiled, made into a thin gruel,
seasoned with a very little cream (the best we
can get) and not from the condensed milk, but
uncooked milk, and sugar, the best food for
.young children who must be fed either in part
or entirely. The arrow-root crackers made by
Boyd, in Fulton street, near Greenwich, are also
sa good diet for delicate children, or as & change
occasionallyalso farinabut for a young babe,
all such gruels must be strained through a not
very fine sieve, or book-muslin, and be careful
not to use much sugar; a little is needful, but a
quantity will not digest. A little babe, three
months old, ought to be able to drink from a
cup, or at least, from a nursing boat to be bad
at any crockery store. In any event, avoid the
rubber for either nipple, gum stick, or toy. I
am sure years of personal care and observation,
confirm me in the belief, that the white lead
used in its manufacture, has a chemical affinity
for bone, and injures the child if not the spine,
perhaps the teeth or limbsand then in giving
a babe its usual ablutions, a mother should never
wash and dress her child under one hour or more
after feeding or suckling it. The stomach needs
;all the nerve forces concentrated, to digest its
^contents, which, in the tender infant, if it be
(drawn off to the skin to react after, or during a
bath, leaves the food undigested, and cramp
:and often inflammation of the stomach ensue.
iNot long since, I was called to visit a child of one
of our most popular clergymen. I was shown
up to the nursery where my patient, a boy of
eight or nine years, was very sick. The mother
was holding her little babe of two months in her
arms, and called to the girl to bring up the
babys breakfast, as she wished to feed it before
she washed and dressed it I turned to her and
inquired if she always washed and dressed her
children immediately after feeding them ? she
said she did. Then said I, no wonder your
whole family of six children are so sickly.
1 inquired. Have you never heard that per-
sons frequently drown who go into the water to
bathe after eating at pic-nics ? Why, yes, she
replied, but I only thought it would hurt grown
people to take & full bath immediately after a
meal. I did not think it would injure little
children! Poor, dear little children! when
mothers become wiser in the laws of health, by
familiar lessons from tbeir physicians, they will
be more thoughtful and consistent.
mbs. c. s. l.
San Fbancisco, Aug. 14,1868.
Editors of the Revolution:
I have just had a.visit from Mr. G. W. Tap-
pan, soliciting information in regard to an en-
terprise just started in which I and other ladies
are interested.
I have been in your office in regard to setting
type, etc., but you may not recollect me. I
arrived here five weeks ago, expecting to main-
tain myself and child by obtaining work as a
compositor till I should establish myself as
correspondent. I found the proprietors of all
the offices quite willing to give me employment,
but the Typographical Union refused to permit
me to work, the members threatening to leave
any office where a lady might be employed. I
called on the President of the Union, stating in
what embarrassment it placed me, having my
child and self to support, without friends or
money and a stranger. I did not wish to work
for any less but asked for an exception to be
made in my case, or to admit me into the
Union. My request was treated with contempt.
On making the particulars known, parties ad-
vanced the capital and a nice printing office is
started under the head of Womens Co-operative
Printing Union. We have the best New York
material and presses, and are promised plenty
to do, which we will do in an unexception-
able style and manner. We meet with sym-
pathy and encouragement from &U from whom
it is worth having, and are determined to make
it a success, and establish our right by our
However, we do not know anything about or
wish to take any stand in politics, or want to
vote, therefore you may have a contempt for
our lack of strongmindedness. We all strongly
sympathize with women who are unjustly op-
pressed and shut out from an opportunity of
earning their living and will be willing to aid
any way we can any who have been thrown in
the same position as ourselves.
Yours respectfully,
Agnes B. Peterson.
P.S. All the departments are to be filled by
Friday, P. M., Aug. 14.
Editors of (hr. Revolution :
Having heard that the women were about to
start a printing office, I hunted it up just now,
and obtained the within note from the manager,
Mrs. A. B. Peterson. 1 suggested that I might
solicit jobs for them while canvassing the city.
She replied, that they were already promised all
the work they could do.
I asked the names of the men who had so
kindly come forward with the necessary funds.
She said they preferred not to be Known. Good.
This is a healthy state of things, when mien of
California will come forward with their gold to
enable women to go to work independently and
honorably to earn their living.
Yours truly, c. w. t.
In the face of facts like the above, thought-
less people say why do not women'take their
rights. Many women are type setters, that is
the only trade they have learned, and yet these
printers unions will not allow a woman in
an establishment where they work. Not long
ago the World employed a large number of
women, when for some reason it was in logger-
heads with the printers union, but as soon
as friendly relations with the union were re-
stored, the women were disebarged. And this
is the case all over the country both with wo-
men and negroes, ignored everywhere by the
printersunions. Now what is the reason?
Only this, they are disfranchised classes, hence
degraded in the world of work. All history
shows that just as you elevate the political
status of citizens you open to them all the ad-
vantages and opportunities of life. Black men
vote in Massachusetts, and to-day two of them
sit in the legislature. As soon as the freedmen
were enfranchised, northern orators went down
to address them on political questions, and to-
day they are holding offices all over the south.
The right of suffrage was recently extended in
England to a million citizens ; as soon as the
hill passed, now said Lord Derby and Disraeli,
these classes must have schools. Whoever
has a voice in the government is crowned with
new responsibilities and powers, and the ruling
classes pay him deference, knowing that he is
now a part of the government.
It is not because vomen are women that they
are treated as described above, but because they
are not voters. What the ballot has done for
man it will do for woman also. What gives the
ignorant Irishman a place in every college,
trade and profession in the land, while educated
negroes and women are shutout? The ballot.
What gives man three times the wages woman
has for the same work ? The ballot. Though
in many branches of education women are the
best teachers, yet the men always get the best
wages. One can readily see how this could
be remedied by the ballot. Suppose women
were voters, they would then vote themselves
school trustees, commissioners, superintend-
ents, and fix their own salaries. Think you they
would vote the male teachers $2,000 and them-
selves $500 ?
Now, man manages everything and takes the
lions share, and if woman had absolute power
she would no doubt do the same thing and
legislate man into a nutshell, just as he has done
her in the past.
The only safe way is for all classes to have a
voice in the laws that govern them, as thus only
can justice aud equality be secured. No ruling
class ever did legislate wisely and generously
for disfranchised citizens, whether Indians,
negroes or women.
As fast as the negro gets place and power,
white men treat him with respect and consider-
ation. The protection the great republican
party now extend over him is beginning to se-
cure him in all his inalienable rights. Already
our politicians aud leading journals treat him
with far more respect and consideration than
they do the most highly educated women in the
country. If women were voters to-day you
would soon see an end to all the trouble about
womans sphere, womans way,womans
will, her intentions,' her weakness, her
incapacity, etc. If the editors in this city
thought the women of the state of New York

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were to vote as soon as the negro, their journals
would glow with their deeds of heroism, their
loyalty, their intelligence, their many virtues,
their self-sacrifice and bravery during the war.
They would even go back to the May Flower
and tell us something about the Pilgrim
Mothers. But women have no votes, and so
they are of no account.
If the California women want all their rights,
let them demand the ballot, for that is the only
key to all the privileges of citizenship.
Prom the San Francisco Pacific.
The Revolution is certainly a noticeable paper*
Its very name would attract attention. And when we
see who its editors and principal contributors are, the
subjects which excite its inspiration, and tbe platform of
its principles, we cannot doubt that it will make a sensa-
tion wherever it goes. If we could have but one family
paper, however, we are free to say we should choose the
Pacific rather than The Revolution. But if we could
take a great many, just as well as not, we would take a
little of The Revolution occasionally, just for spice
and (he fun of the thing. It will certainly bo no slow
coach that is drawn by such steeds as Elizabeth Cady
Stanton, Parker Pillsbury, and George Francis Train*
Our cLiet solicitude would be lest it should be too fast,
and the trim little vehiole Revolution he served as
our California stages sometimes are on mountain roads,
by tb e fiery mustang coursers that haul them. We are
happy to introduce to our constituency, however, the
agreeable and persuasive Miss Elizabeth M. Tiebout,
who has been appointed agent for the paper on this
From the Spare Hour.
Miss Tiebout, the efficient Sau Francisco canvasser l'or
The Revolution, has afforded us an opportunity to
examine some numbers of that paper. It advocates
Educated suffrage, irrespective of sex or color, and
Equal pay to women for equal work, The Revolu-
tion is a credit to womans talent, and will have a wide
influence, though its religious leaning is such as to
abridge its power with evangelical people.
If there is any better religion than that of love
to man and God, we should like the Spare Hour
to state it. Our religion consists in advocating
justice and mercy, and the equality of all the
children of men. If you love not man whom
you have seen, how can you love God whom yon
have not seen. The Pacific is an admirable
paper, but we have no doubt, that if the women
of California had their choice, they would take
TheRevolution," although your name is no,t
so suggestive of discord and upheavings as oars
certainly is. Do not have any undue solicitude
that wo shall go too fast, for the roads are ever
rough, the1 mud deep, and the wheels clogged
on the highway of reform, and the heart of the
traveller too often faint and weary. We hope
the editors of California will make smooth
paths for Miss Tiebout, and gallantly help along
the needed Revolution in our political, religious^
and social life. We have had hundreds of sub-
scribers from California, and still they come.
From the Jackson (Obio) Standard.
Served her Right.Miss Susan B. Anthony wanted
to be admitted to the recent copperhead and rebel con*
volition in New York, but the copperheads received her
petition with screams and yells of laughter. Served her
right. She is the publisher of The Revolution,
which is one of the most bitter and abusive copperhead
papers in the land.
Will the Standard quote for its readers one
disloyal sentiment either against our lordly
Adams, or the nation, from The Revolu-
tion." Our letter was presented to the con-
vention by the president, Horatio Seymour,
with respect, read by the clerk in a loud,
clear voice, and heartily enjoyed by the demo-
cracy. Of course, they did not cry over it, for
there was no pathos or sentiment in the letter-
but one of Miss Anthonys plain statements of
facts. They laughed at the inconsistency of
the republicans, and not at our demand, that
those who are taxed shall be represented hence-
forth in the government. We call on the good
democrats all over the country to tell why they
laughed, whether at us or the republicans,
yrom the Springfield Republican.
The ridicule, mixed with indifference, with which Miss
Anthony's letter was received should be a warning to her
andher associates not to coquette any longer with a party
hat can and will do nothing for the enfranchisement of
women, or for anybody else, if it can help it. The only
heart; support which the movemenfcfor Woman Suffrage
has ever received in America or in England has been
from the radicals, not irom the demoorats or tories.
But neither Miss Anthony or Mrs. Stanton have much
discretion in managing their cause.
Indifference There has scarcely been a doc-
ument in this generation that has created such
a protracted furore as Miss Anthonys letter in
Tammany Hall. Democrats done nothing for
Womans Suffrage! They have kept the ques-
tion alive in this country for tbe last three or four
years, in the Federal and State capitols, by dis-
cussion and the presentation of petitions, and
the publication in their papers of whatever they
thought would help the question. They have
helped us to advertise The Revolution, by
constant quotations and comments; contrast
the aid the World has given us in this city with
the silence of the Ti'ibune. Contrast tbe Sun,
which is liberal, with the Times, as to discre-
tion. We have managed to stir up the whole
world to a discussion of the question, to utter
sound doctrine in tbe ears of democrats, andin-
corporate our radical ifleas with the proceed-
ings of their national convention to be read
throughout tbe length and breadth of the land.
Conscious of our weakness, we long ago asked
able lepuolicans to manage our cause ; we asked
abolitionists ; they all declined, because we had
neither votes or money, and oar hoar had not
come ; we then asked democrats, and because
they heard what we had to say, andlaughed good
naturedly, published our arguments in their
papers, and helped us to establish and advertise
a journal of our own, which we have man-
aged" to circulate the world over, now, for-
sooth, we should devote ourselves body and soul
to the republican party, and let them manage
our cause. But by what powers of reasoning
not to be a republican makes one a democrat,
we do not see.
We are just in receipt of the New Directory
and History of Omaha, Nebraska. The senti-
ment of the people of that far western country,
along the line of the Pacific Railroad, toward
Mr. George Francis Train, is well expressed in
the following dedication:
To George Francis Train, the Worlds Statesman, the
Friend of the Oppressed, tbe Champion of Liberty, and
Hater of Despotism, no matter where or in whit gnise it
is presented, a Man whose Versatility is equalled only by
his Originality. Tbe first man that gave Vitality, Practical
Shape, and directed the attention pf the world to the Na-
tional Highway in America,the Onion Pacific Railroad,
and who, at home and abroad, has ever labored with zeal
to advance the interests of Omaha, and herald her growing
Neatness, this work is respectfully dedicated by his en-
thusiastic admirer. The Compiler.
Omaha, July 4th, 1868.
Gen. Clusebet, formerly editor of the New Nation, is
to write in his journal, in Paris, a series of articles on
the literary women of New York. He will begin with
Alice and Phoebe Carey, Fanny Fern, and Mary L.
While the speculum debases the motherthe
vaccine doctor destroys the child. Syphilis
and Scrofula are the parents of consumption,
through vaccination. Gods image is outraged by
College professors. Let Hydropathic Institutes 1
and Turkish Baths be the Medical advice of New
America. Down with old paths, and up with the
new. Pay your doctor a yearly salary and be
saved, or follow Chinese practice and pay him
only when you are well.
Dublin, Four Courts Marshalsea, ?
August 22, 1868. J
Dear Revolution : Did the Saviour ever use
a vaccin? lancet ? Christ healing the sick. The
English laugh at you for saying sick. Ill is their
term ; but it does not read, Christ healing the
ill. Demagoguish as are our politics, bigoted
and intolerant as is our religion, confusing and
fraudulent as is our law, hypocritical and false
as is our society, crime is nowhere so rampant,
murder nowhere so common, as among the edu-
cated (!) doctors of our day.
Where ones family is owned by a family
physicianwhere your wife, sensible on every
other topic, has an apothecary shop on the table
alongside her bedwhere your children are
seized and poisoned before your eyes with vac-
cine matter, the man of advanced thought and
honest ideas becomes almost disheartened at the
misery he sees, "which society refuses to allow him
toalleviate. Of all tbchorrorsof the faculty, vac-
cination is the most damnable. Is it not unnatu-
ral, repulsive, revolting, outraging sense, nature,
God? What! take the poison thrown out of the
brute to save its life, and impregnate it in the
veins of the babe! simply because custom war-
rants it ? Suppose there was no feeno charge
for the operationhow long would it last ? Sup-
pose M.D. did not mean Money Down, would
our children be thus poisoned on the threshold
of life? How happens it that cow-pox is the
only safeguard against small-pox. Did the doc-
tors not experiment on adders poison, rattle-
snakes, blood, entrails and excrements of rate,
bats and toads ? Why forsake these vermin
poisons for the diseased lymph of a brute,
to adulterate the divine spark of man?
AnswerJenner, was the last new quack to or-
ganize a new fee for the faculty.
It is not proved; all that can be said is, that it
may, by creating many fatal diseases, modify
one not fatalfor small-pox properly treated by
Hydropathy mid Turkish Baths, is as harmless
as measles or mumps. Dr. Collins who was a
public vaccinator for twenty years, exposed the
shameful imposition on the public.
He says, I have no faith in vaccination, nay, I look
npon it with the greatest possible disgust, and firmly be.
lieve that it is often the medium of conveying many
filthy and loathsome diseases from one child to another,
and no protection whatever against the small-pox. Indeed, I
consider we are now living in the Jennerian epoch for
the slaughter of Innocents, and the unthinking portion of
the adult population.
Dr. Marsdcn of the London Consumption Hospital,
s&ys, That on t of 104 cases of small-pox admitted into
that institution ,29 had been unvaccinated, 74 vaccinated

and one inoculatedof the 29, three died, of the 74 who
had been vaccinated, 12 died, showing that the danger to
life was greatly increased by vaccination, while no reli-
able protection was afforded.
All eruptions are poisons which nature throws
off to save life. Small-pox, properly treated, is
a safety valve against death. Nature expels the
poison. Suppressing the effort by impregnating
another poison destroys vitality. How careful
all are of contagious diseases.Typhus or
Syphilis. Yet, the tender babe is poisoned with
all the ills of man by medical ignorance. In-
occulation is criminal. The doctor is a mur-
8 derer who experiments on the life of a child.
Whatls it, writes Richard Griffith, Ch. M. T.C.D., but
a direct contradiction of terms ?an outrage on common
sense ? to imagine that inoculating a human being with
a poison can be anything but detrimental to bis health 1
and this wo are iorced to do by act of Parliament.
Nothing but ignorance of what they were doing, could
excuse the legislature for passing so hasty and ill-advised
a measure. For a Complete refutation of the folly of
poisoning individuals, by way of benefitting them (the
practice unwittingly adopted by all dnig physicians), see
Mr. Dunlop's exhaustive work, Air and Water in Health
and Disease, Sitepkin and Marshall, London.
This disease was hardly Known before Jen-
ners day. Now it sits at all our tables. Syphi-
lis has met scrofula over the vaccine lymph,*
and the struggle for life is terrible. That hoarse,
warning cough. That hectic flush. That white
face. That emaciated form, all speak premature
The plague died out in its natural course, * yet if any
prophylactic had been invented, says Dr. Pierce, to
stay its course, the statistics of its spontaneous disappear-
ance would have boon seized to prove the virtue ot that
Dr. Pierce states that he was first led to investigate
the results of vaccination, from having observed the
enormous proportion of cases of consumption in his
practice, who stated that they had been vaccinated. Dr.
Pierce well observes that scrofula and syphilis, the
poison which vaccination is accused of spreading, are
transmissible from parent to child, whilst small-pox is
not, and therefore vaccination does much more harm
than good, beiug a principal means of perpetuating the
America is better off than England. Con-
gress has not yet legalized professional poison-
ing. But Eugland makes it compulsory to vac-
cinated Read Dr. Schieffendeckers pamphlets on
this great crime. It is the duty of The Re-
volution to educate, to reform, to elevate
mankind. Let us strive to do good. Let
carpers criticise, and ignorance, malice and
envy cry Too much Train. The reforma-'
tion must go on.
But granting for a moment that vaccination may cause
the suppression of the purifying efforts of the system
which form the symptoms called small-pox (obviously on
injurious effect), wbat proof have we that we have not
thereby, as many eminent physicians forcibly contend*
vastly increased the cases of scrofula, consumption, and
other droad diseases the necessary result of an enervated
constitution, caused by the presence of pent-up poisons
in the blood, by wbicb suppression of poisonous pro-
ducts, I maintain that vaccination could alone prevent
the manifestation of tho small-pox disease. II this view
be sound or oven at all probable, is it not a pregnant
reason why* parliament should deeply pause belore
rendering such an operation, regardless of their con-
scientious convictions, imperative on every parent?
Are my views of pathology to be put down by act of
Parliament, and am I to bo forcibly obliged to poisonmy
child's constitution, when 1 firmly believe I am in so
doing injuring its vitality, and sinning against tbe very
laws of its creation ? Is Parliament first to decide a
scientific question, for tbe consideration of which it is
altogether unfitted, and then to penally enforce its* ill-
digested notions on all who dare to differ from its views ?
If sono despot ever acted more tyrannically I
In refusing to obey tbe provisions of tbe vaccination
act, I defend a principle, viz.the right of every British
subject to enjoy intact the health that God has given
him, untainted by the foul and poisonous emanations of
a brute. Men have fought, and kingdoms have been
shaken to their centre in defence of personal freedom,
but what patriot ever engaged in a nobler or holier
cause, than to secure to every man tbe right to enjoy, in
its pristine purity, the health that God and nature have
endowed him withthe birth-right presented to him by
his God ? that universal resistance has not been given to
tbis law, can only be accounted for by the gross igno-
rance so universal abroad, regarding the. conditions of
our healthful existence, caused by defective education
in our Universities.
As blcedtng was at one time supposed to be a neces-
sary proceeding in all cases of inflammation, a practice
now nearly exploded, so I feel convinced will the mis-
chief and fallacy of vaccination be sooner or later recog-
nized by an enlightened public opinion. Tf small-pox
be less frequent and less destructive in its ravages than
heretofore, it is by no means proved that such results do
not arise from improved sanitary and hygienic arrange-
ments, from the suppression of strolling beggars by the
operation of the poor-laws, from diminished overcrowd-
ing ot the population, and from an improved mode of
treating the disease. Such, gentlemen, are my reasons
very shortly given, for refusing to submit to the decrees
of an act of Parliament, passed as I conceive in igno-
rance of all sound principles of physiology and thera-
peutics, and though I well know I could defeat its pro-
visions and escape its penalties by placing my child in a
Turkish Bath immediately after vaccination, by which
the vaccine poison would be at ooce eliminated and de-
stroyed, I have thought it more honest and straightfor-
ward openly to refuse compliance with the act of Parlia-
ment and submit to the penalties consequent upon such
refusal. That an enactment decreeing that the blood of
every infant child in these realms sball be polluted with
afoul and leprous dietilment, foreign to its nature
and injurious-to its constitution, may no longer disgrace
tbe statute-book of England, is my confident hope and
bumble prayer.
The poor are the principle victims of such an unright-
eous measure, the rich can pay the penalty and defend
Let every Irish parent then exact a pledge from his
Parliamentary candidate on the hustings, to vote for the
repeal of the Vaccination Act, and that legislative nui-
sance, that foul blot ou the statute-book ot England, a
direct interference with the liberty of the subject and a
violation of the laws of God, will quickly be abated.
Parliament cannot respect the refusal of the Quaker to
bo sworn in our courts of justice, whilst it at the same
time ignores my conscientious objection to poison with
foul matter the blood of my infant child. So surely as
Istand before you, this act will be repealed ; it can no
longer stand, wanting as it does, the moral attributes of
justice and of truth. The country will at last throw off
the shackles of hat medical ignorance and superstition,
which too long have held it captive by its chains, making
drunkards in our families, and poisoning our infant
kind.Dr. Griffith on the Act of Parliament.
The Revolution should preach, to mothers
and make them self-reliant and the doctors of
their own children. P. P. says my Turkish
Bath Lecture has been well spoken of. I see
Marble copies it in full in the World. Nothing
like forcing thought. The vaccine lancet, the
speculum and the blue pill must give way to
natural law. Never mind the Presidency. I
rather cure disease and save life as I will do
when J build my Turkish Baths over the land.
Vaccination must be rooted out of America.
Where used mere people die than where not.
I have been where eight hundred millions of
people never heard of it. Look at these statis-
Dr. J. Pearce statos that about six years ago vacci-
nation was attempted in tbe camp at Sborncliffie, and
the consequence was that thirteen men died terrible
deaths. It was suspended. The French Academy of
Medicine advised vaccination, and'about the same time
it was ordered that the army shonld be vaccinated. They
began with some cavalry regiments at Toulon. The evils
of tbe system were soon found, and tbe Emperor or-
dered the practice to be suspended. Englishmen natur-
ally complained of tbe law as an infringement of their
iberty; and much evidence having been adduced to
show that it was not a blessing, but a positive evil, they
were less disposed lhau ever to observe it. The statis-
tics of the Hospital de Gros Cailiou showed that there
was by 30 per cent, a groater mortality among vacci-
nated than among unvaccinated subjects.-Deputation
to the Duke of Buckingham (5th March, 1867) from the
Anti-compulsory Vaccination League. Dr. Pearce fur-
ther states Mr. Marson, Surgeon of the Small-pox
Hospital, told me last month, that last year, the propor-
tion of vaocinated patients admitted with small-pox
amounted to 81 per cent!
According to the Registrar Generals reports the
mortality for 1863-4-5 in England, was as follows : (
'Small-pox, 20,059; phthisis, i. e. consumption, 157,-
852 ; bronchitis, 107,422 ; pneumoniam, 71,140 ; convul-
sions, 79,112. The three forms of chest disease that
killed in the aggregate 336,414, compared with 20,059
cases of small-pox. I am prepared, says Dr. Pearce,
to show that in tbe last thirty years the death-rate of
England has increased with the extension of vaccination.
In. 1854, Dr. Perrin showed that out of 114 cases of
typhoid fever, 76 had been vaccinated, 38 nnvaccinated.
Of tbe 76 vaccinated 35 died; of tbe 38 nnvaccinated,
only 3 died. In the army of Pari 3 fevers became more
frequent in tbe proportion of 6 to 1 after the army was
vaccinated. Dr. Shaw states in the New York Medical
JouraaX, I have known most fearful convulsions
brought on by it (vaccination) and lhat in children
apparently in the firmest health. Dr. Pearce gives as
his experience, that convulsions are far more severe in
vaccinated than unvaccinated children, and displaying
by tabular statistics the terrible increase in infant mor-
tality since compulsory vaccination an excess of
254,000 in seven yearshe details a number of authentic
and heart-rending individual instances of deaths from
vaccination. Sweden is vaunted as the best vaccinated
country, yet there the small-pox mortality has fluctuated
from 2, in 1846 to 2,488 in 1867,Review of Dr. Pearces
work on vaccination.
Let the Medical Colleges deny these facts if
they can. Down with vaccination and up with
The Revolution.
Has woman no genius, no reason, no judg-
ment? Can she not calculate, argue, think? Is
she not capable of culture and high aims?
Then why sink her and debase her to a purely
sexual machine! Mary Wollstonecraft i s right.
The sexual should not destroy the humrni charac-
ter. Health, beauty and virtue should not be
exchanged for food and clothes and the com-
pliments of man. Let her enter the arena of
theology, hygiene, politics and the arts and
sciences, and citizenship will be elevated and
the republic will be exalted. When she can
vote, she will think ; when she commences to
think she will act, aud when she acts the
dirty pool of politics will be purified and rum
and oaths and tobacco will be as immoral in the
gentlemens sitting room as they are in the ladies
parlor; and babies will no longer be poisoned
Gso. Francis Train.
An Earnest Woman.The citizens of Mount
Yernon, near New York, are to vote in a few
days on the schools and other village improve-
ments ; and all who own land within corporate
limits have a legal right to vote, be they men or
women. One right earnest woman thus appeals
to her sister citizens in the Village News to at-
tend the meeting and assort their independ-
ence :
Women I do not let tbo sneers and threats of a few
braggarts deter you from doing your wholo duty in tbis
work. When you hear a man say he will bias any
woaan that attempts to vote, be suro he is one of those
who has lived m his wifes house, and slept in his wife's
bed all the days of his married life. That we may bettor
understand the question, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth
Cady Stanton, and otbers, have kindly consented to ad-
dress a meeting to be held at Law's Hall, 15th inst.,
due notice of which will be given by circulars, and
through tbe Village News.

s 81U*
Clir Mniiiliitinii.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY, Proprietor.
Wendell Phillips says in the Anti-Slavery
*'Standard, a vote for Grant means negro suf-
frage recognized; a vote for Seymour means
the negro disfranchised and another war. Of
course then, whoever believes in voting and in
negro suffrage will vote for Grant; should vote
for Grant. Here is the way he puts it:
We see as clearly as any one the shortcomings of the
republican party j shuffling, evasive, unprincipled, cor*
rupl, cowardly and mean, almost beyond the power of
words to desoribe, Still a vote for Grant means the ne.
gros suffrage recognized ; a vote for Seymour, means
the negro disfranchised and another war. We have no
confidence in Grant personallyas little as, perhaps less
than, we had in Johnson in 1865.
Farther down he says :
We look forward, therefore, to the success of the re-
publican party in the coming election as the salvation of
the union and the best hope for the negro.
If the criticism above be just to Grant and
his party, in what language can Mr. Phillipss
counsel or encouragement to vote for them be
described ? Will his own withering words,
shuffling, evasive,unprincipled, corrupt, cow-
ardly, mfian, will those describe it? What
he says of Seymour is doubtless just. The only
possible hope in his eleotion would be, that
just as the republicans do not do half what they
promise, so the democrats do not generally act
so badly as they threaten. But The Revolu-
tion has faithfully warned and protested
against voting for Seymour, from the hour of
his nomination, and must still.
How can it be said that voting for Grant
means negro suffrage ? even were he and his
party both honest, instead of the creatures Mr.
Phillips describes? Were Grant better instead
of worse than Andrew Johnson, as Mr. Phillips
intimates and believes him to be, or than he was
in 1865, the Chicago platform declares the
question of suffrage belongs in all the loyal
states, entirely to the people of those states.
The states are all in the Union but three, and
neither Grant nor his party have longer any
legal control over the question. And besides,
this shuffling, evasive, unprincipled, cowardly,
corrupt and mean republican party have out-
raged the very constitution itself to give tyrants
and rebels the full power to disfranchise every
colored person in their states on payment of a
price; and no very exorbitant price either.
Before they touched it, it disfranchised nobody,
either man or woman. For years after its adop
toon, both colored men and women voted under
it; the former in every state of the Union but
two or three. Now they have smutted it with
the word male three times inserted in a single
sentence, thus shamelessly and wantonly affront-
ing all womankind, and then provided for con-
stitutionally disfranchising every colored per-
son iu the nation if the whites so desire The
colored people themselves, the party most con-
cerned, cannot even be consulted. It is the
Dred Scott decision interpolated into the con-
stitution. It is a positive declaration in effect
that the blacks have no rights in the question
which the whites are bound to respect. Mr.
Phillips has indeed good ground for his flaming
fire of criticism of such a party, but the mys-
tery is how he can encourage voting in it. He
did not always believe in or teach voting for the
least of two evils.
When Cassius M. Clay came to New England,
calling on all the opponents of slavery exten-
sion to vote for his kinsman, Henry Clay, and
defeat the annexation of Texas and a war with
Mexico, Mi*. Phillips, in the name of the whole
American Anti-Slavery Society, thundered his
response to the young Kentuckian, get thee
behind me, Satan! No compromise with
truth and justice! No choosing between two evils
then! especially, were the least of the two
mean, evasive, unprincipled, cowardly, and
corrupt, as is our least evil to-day. So in the
controversy about Kansas and slavery. Neither
Fremont in 1856 nor Lincoln in I860, could
tempt Mr. Phillips one hairs breadth from liis
integrity, though slavery and war both im-
pended quite as fearfully as to-day. Mr. Phil-
lips certainly believes Grant represents not the
radical,but the conservative element in the purty.
And the radical element supports the Chicago
platform on the question of suffrage. And the
western states with Connecticut, New York, and
Pennsylvania, proscribe the black man, bravely
as he fought their battles in the recent, as well
as older wars. And with such an example be-
fore them, and with the constitution outraged to
meet their unhallowed demand, is it sensible or
reasonable to suppose the republican party, even
the best of it, will attempt to influence or con-
trol negro suffrage in the Southern states
against their determination and decree ? While
suffrage is denied the black man in Kansas, is
he to be admitted to the polls in Arkansas ?
Shall he vote in the] Carolinas, and not in Con-
necticut? Not even radical republicanism in-
sists on any such absurdity as this. Or did the
South accept iu good faith the conditions, and
leave out her colored population in the basis of
representation, still every state would have her
two Senators, and with these and her indomit-
able spirit, she would rule the nation as always
in the past. Mr. Phillips used to quote to us
Lord Broughams remark, that he never saw
a statute through whicl^ a shrewd lawyer could
not drive a coach and six. Congress has left the
whole, unchecked, untrammelled, power of the
nation in the hands of the rebels, to bo wielded
against the republican party in this struggle.
That Amendment, as it is called, will be no pro-
tection to the colored voter in the South for an
hour, while the very states that decreed and
inaugurated it still trample him under foot.
One state will not long pay a price for represen-
tation in Congress and for votes in the Electoral
College which another state does not pay. No
very keen lawyer will be required to drive
through a provision like that.
The truth is, the people generally hate the
African color and race. As Mr. Phillips
truly says in this same article, Many of the
republican leaders would yield and be glad to
yield the negro back into the hands of his mas-
ter and give the rebel states back to rebels. *
Mad for office, cankered with gold, poisoned
with spite, cowards from the first, they have
shown themselves ridiculously incompetent.
These are the leaders. But they are more.
They are the rulers, sovereign over the whole
party policy. They are its power. In a word,
they are the party. And Grant is but the clay
in the hands of a terrible potter, Mr, Pnjllips
himself being witness.
With a negro-hating people, under such
leaders as those described ; with the example
of persistent negro disfranchisement in almost
all the states of the Union ; with the Federal
constitution distorted into a Dred Scott deci-
sion in the interest of so diabolical an emer-
gency ; with a national conscience blunted
down almost to total depravity by long and
deliberate perversion of justice and right in the
name of constitution and law; and more than
all, and infinitely above all, with the like of
Mr. Phillips postponing the equal right of wo-
man to save the negro, and now jeopardizing
even the negro, by encouraging the election of
Grant and longer continuance of republican
rule, what hope can remain for woman, the
negro, o'r the nation?
One other word. Emancipation was not based
on justice and right. In this very article Mr.
Phillips says the republican party is always
equivocating, always treacherous has never
been loyal to a single principle. How much
more need that he, with bis almost omnipo-
tence of well-earned influence, should set it a
holier example! He says the republican party
has not given the negro the ballot-from prin-
ciple. True, but has it never occurred to him
that he does not ask it from principle?
Else why reject womans equal claim, on the
ground that to press it would prejudice the
cause of the colored man? Why talk of the
negros hour first? and then temper-
ance? and then the eight hour system,
allowing each a generation, when Gods eter-
nal justice and law know no distinctions of
birth, race, color, or sex ? Why grade the gulf
to negro suffrage with proscribed, prostrate
woman, whose claim is the same before all earth
and heaven ?
Let the political parties thus trifle with truth,
compromise the right, and barter the negro
to save the party, or the country, even; but
how can the very high priests of reform, the
pillars of progress and humanitys hope, her
forlorn hope, go down and become so like unto
them ?
Never before did the Anti-Slavery Standard,
from its editorial altar, countenance or encour-
age a choice of evils at the cost of principle, at
the ballot-box; and especially when the least of
the two evils was so monstrous as Mr. Phillips
has justly portrayed. p. p.
Woman as Physician.We are happy to see
so good a sign of progress in the New York
Observer as the following, in connection with its
announcement of the opening of the Womens
Medical College in this city, for the ensuing
term :
We presume that no one is so radical as to suppose
that the practice of medicine should be given entirely
into the hands of women, and .yet there is a manifest
propriety, we might say a necessity, for their being
trained to the profession. Some of its branches are the
peculiar province ol women, and wo doubt not that ere
long they will be largely employed as physicians. The
objections to a change in this respect are by no means
as strong as the arguments in its favor. The above-
named institution has the usual advantages for study
which colleges for young men possess. Besides the In-
firmary at which it is located, the city hospitals, through
the change which is going on in professional as well aa
public sentiment on the subject, are now open with their
chemical lectures to the students of the Womans Col-
lege, and nothing is wanting to afford a complete and
thorough medical education.
Crowded Out.Woman as Inventor, by Mrs
Gage, is in type. Will appear next week,

Dyeing the last month, a new and prominent
recruit has joined the ranks of the Woman Suf-
frage'army, under the title of the Round Tablet
which fact we learn from the following quotation
from its columns :
The time has passed when the cry of The passive for
women, the active for men, can be heard unanswered.
Civilization demands that women should work, that they
should not be disabled from turning labor into money ;
and the serious questionwhich experience alone can
solvearises as to what kind of labor is, in all respects,
suited to theii capacity.
But fearing that some of our dull readers may
fail to see the connection between the thoughts
expressed in this quotation and the fact that
we proclaimwhich by the way we admit is ex-
cusable, as the real meaning is somewhat hid-
den, and* quite naturally, for what paper of the
conservative standing of the Round Table, would
suddenly become one of the most radicalwe
will attempt to show them that the Round Table
does stand upon the same platform as The
Revolution in regard to the Woman Suffrage
Since the Round Table asserts that civiliza-
tion demands that women should work, and
that they should not be disabled from turning
labor into money, trod also that experience
alone can solve * what kind of labor is,
in all respects, suited to their capacity, it must
necessarily coincide with The Revolution;
for in no way, you will of course admit, will
woman turn labor into gold more easily and
quickly, than if all the trades and professions
now open to men only, be opened, on an equal
footing to her also. This is self-evident; and
is, also, the only way that experience can
determine what kind of labor is, in all re-
spects, suited to her capacity; for until
woman is admitted into their callings, it is im-
possible to predict what ones are or are not
suited to her capacity. Hence, it follows,
that she must be given a trial; which the Round
Table, like The Revolution, sees can only be
obtained by the ballot. But you may say the
Round lable does not think so, which is very far
from the fact, as to have written the above
quotation, the learned editor of that paper must
have surveyed the whole field, and seen that this
was the case. He argued, perhaps, a3 follows:
suppose A. T. Stewart was running for Congress,
would the mass of the women vote for him, un-
less he promised to employ women in his store ?
Would Senator Sprague run well for Governor of
Rhode Island, if it was known to the women of
the state that their sex received less pay for the
same work performed by men in his mill's ?
Would a man be apt to get into the Connecticut
Legislature, if he did not promise to throw wide
the doors of Yale to the daughters of the state?
No! It is plain where the Round Table stands on
this point.
Therefore, we can salute thee, O Round Table !
as a new champion of the cause ; hoping that
your noble example will excite remorse in the
heart of our long lost Horace, who deserted us
on the approach of battle!
Yassar College.As a student of Vassar Col-
lege, I am bappy to inform you of one step in
advance. The productions of the graduates at
the late commencement were not read, but ora-
toricaUy delioered with appropriate gesture. It is (I
think) a step not before taken in a ladies insti-
tution, but the effect was truly graceful and well
received by the large audience. *
We second earnestly the hint with which the
following article is closed in the New York Sun :
According to a list of benefactions to American literary
institutions, published in the Congregational Quarterly,
the contributions during the last five years amount to
the large sum of $15,215,500. These were individual
gifts, distributed as follows: Colleges, $8,858,000; Theo-
logical Seminaries, $1,359,500 ; Academies, $1,850,000 ;
Societies, $540,000 ; Education, $2,220,000 ; Schools,
The Peabody fund for the South, $200,000, was the
largest single contribution. The Peabody Institute at
Baltimore, Maryland, received $1,000,000 ; the Cornell
University, New York, $870,000 ; Yale College, $750,000 ;
the College at Bethlehem, Pa., and Tuft's College, Mass.,
each $500,000 ; Harvard College, $483,000 ; Amherst
College, $350,000 ; fourteen other institutions, $200,000
and upwards apiece ; and thirty-six others from $30,000
to $160,000 apiece. The colleges, seminaries, aoademies,
societies, etc., comprised in the list are all eminently
respectable, and generally celebrated. But very few
female colleges or seminaries are,alluded to ; and as
many of the givers of the moneys named were probably
women, a recent loud complaint by The Revolution "
__that the bounty of rich women and dowagers, and the
legaoies left by them, too frequently go to enrich estab-
lishments founded for the exclusive benefit of young
men, may be worth the attention of surviving female
The English correspondent of the New York
Times writes thus charitably of one of the most
singular women of the age, who died recently
in Paris :
Many persons in England have been shocked and sad-
dened this week by the news of the death of Adah Isaacs
Menken. She had many admirers, and some friends; and
these were among the most cultivated and best peoplo in
England. She was about to fill an engagement at the
Chattelet Theatre, Paris, and an illustrated volume of her
poems, dedicated to Charles Dickons, had been an-
nounced for publication. Many of the literary men of
London became acquainted with poor Adah, during her
residence here, and they will not be sorry that they were
kind and helpful to her. I had never happened to see
her in America, not even across the footlights. Soon
after she came to London, a Mend of mine, a pious and
eloquent American clergyman, invited me one night to
go with him to Astleys, where she was playing Mazeppa
After the first act he sent his card to her, and presently
a natty little tiger in livery came and invited us behind
the scenes, to take a glass of champagne with the Tartar
Prince, in his cr her dressing-room. My reverend
Mend presented me, I made my bow and compliments,
and we were Mends. I know her trials, her sufferings,
and her good deeds. She was full of genius, aspiration
and generositya great soul in a sad disorder. I have
seldom known a more unselfish or more charitable per-
son. She was surrounded by the pensioners on her
bounty. She would not only give her last dollar to re-
lieve distress, but pledge, if necessary, everything she
possessed. Sheaskednothipgbutlove; shegaveevery-
thiog to those she pitied and to those loved.
New Promotions.The Prince of Wales has
been promoted to be Golonel-in-cbief of the
Rifle Brigade for gallant and meritorious con-
duct in being the son of the Queen, and Gail
Hamilton declines to be a Vice-President of
Sorosis, while warmly endorsing the Woman's
Club idea, but nominated herself to the position
of Grand Aunty which was unanimously
accorded to her.
Winter Bonnets.A new device for Indies
winter bonnets has been developed within the
last two weeks. They are to be worn with Birds
of Paradise fastened in their crown. The Com.
Advertiser says it has been suggested since some
of them are so aerial that there is danger of the
birds flying away with them; but a fnend slan-
derously observes that the bird would have too
much gense to seek heaven in such company. _
Womans rights seems to be steadily on the advance
both in this country and iu Europe. In one shape or
another the claim to equal privileges in all the relations
of life is becommg recognized, and the injustico of past
and pre?entinequaiitiesbecoming apparent to the public
mind.l\at. ArUi-Slavery Standard.
True. The cause is not only steadily but
rapidly advancing. All over the civilized world,
it is advancing. The missionary work has
caught its inspiration, and the heathen, we are
assured, are being blessed by its influence.
Since The Revolution has been in exist-
ence, the change in the public mind and heart,
as indexed especially by the public press, is
wonderful indeed. Never could tbe editors have
dreamed of so rich and speedy return for their
labor. For it must be remembered, The Re-
volution has had the field mainly to itself. A
very few noble women have been lecturing and
laboring with apostolic devotion, in the West
mainly, and The Revolution has been
greatly aided and encouraged by them. Aud
now the promise and prospect are cheering, and
animating in the extreme. The Standard is right
in its estimate as far as it goes, blit where would
the cause of Woman's Rights have been, bad we
all deserted it on the delusive idea, that this is
the negros hour? The only real security
the colored man has, or ever had, for his own
rights, is in the fidelity and persistency of those
who, planting themselves on the rock of immut-
able principle of eternal justice, are demanding
them for him, and for all, colored and white,
women and men, in the name of humanity and
according to the laws of the living God.
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Almost everybody has them, and Horatio
Seymour even seems to be no exception, as the
following extract of a letter furnished by a lady
for publication would prove. But private vir-
tues or vices in these times have no influence
whatever in determining the fitness or unfitness
for office. The past public record of Mr. Sey-
mour is bad, but his present affiliations and as-
sociations are far worse ; so that the good men
and women must tremble as well should he suc-
ceed, as they will also surely, should victory
perch on the banner of Gen. Grant at tbe com-
ing election. Only in a new and noble party
and candidates, can there be any bope. But to
the extracts :
In private conversation Gov. Seymour is instructive
and interesting, and is, if possible, more remarkable for
bis elegance of manner and graceful courtesy in the diaw-
ing-room than for bis matchless eloquence and magnetic
power as a public speaker. Although thus most capti-
vating in private life, bo is in no sense a man of lorms or
fashion. In his presence the plainest persons are placed
at their case,and feel at once that they are with a kind
and good man, democratic in all his instincts, principles,
and purposes. Simple and unostentatious, strictly tem-
perate, he uses neither strong nor spirituous liquors, nc r
tobacco ; of the most refined tastes and elevated morale I
It is said of him by those who have known him from his
early youth, that he was never under the influence of
strong drinknever known to tell an untruth, or utter a
profane oathto indnlge in a vulgar story, a coarse anec
dete or an obscene jestnor did be ever violate the pro
prieties of the Sabbath, or sit at a gamblers table, r
cross the threshold of more fashionable vice. Purity of
life is with him a marked characteristic. Educated in
the Episcopal church, he has ever remained faithful to
its communion, adorning its doctrines by a blameless life
and multiplied deeds of charity. Yet free from sectarian
ism, he has contributed liberally to the erection and
maintenance of every other church and place of public
worship in the city of Utica and its vicinity. An active
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ho has been maclo by it an LL.D., as well as by a Metho-
dist University In another state. The children of the
Orphan Asylum in Utica have been guests at his house
(which is a houso of prayer), and it was noticeable that,
when the news of bis nomination for the Presidency
reached Utica, those children spontaneously turned out
in procession, and manifested their joy in many pleasant
ways peculiar to the innocency of childhood.
The Legislature of Georgia asserted its new
sovereignty last Thursday by expelling its twen-
ty-five colored members. In the morning one
of them, a Mr. Turner, made a speech which
occupied the entire session. In conclusion he
said: This thing means revolution. Look
out, carpet-baggers! When we go they will
turn you out, impeach Gov. Bullock and upset
the constitution. At the afternoon session,
several members participated in the debate. A
vote being taken, the negroes were declared in-
eligible by a division of 80 against 23. Turner,
as he walked out, hrushod the dust from his feet.
Other negroes bowed to the speaker and waved
their liats to the members. Of course, their
right to vote will go with the rest The states,
according to the Chicago platform, must regu-
late their own right of suffrage. And until the
right is held to be natural, inalienable, and indis-
pensiblc in a republic, it never can be secure.
And thus based, of course it includes women
and men alike. The abolitionists little knew
what they did, or what they endangered by
their fearful doctrine of the negros hour, re-
jecting womans equal claim only because it
might imperil his. Republican expediency,
postponing the colored man to save the party,
is scarcely a parallel to this!
Somehow the democrats are fast winning over
the colored men of the South. It now appears
that even their Presidential candidate favors
gtviDg them the ballot. Of course he would, if
they would vote on his side and the republicans
do so on a similar condition only. The follow-
ing is from the N. T. Sun of the 3d inst.
Col. William Brown, of Nicholosville, Ky., who repre-
sented the interests of Chief-Justice Chase in the recent
National Convention at Tammany Hall, has just published
a letter in tho Cincinnati Commercial, which contains some
interesting revelations. He says that he has in his pos-
session a copy of the platform submitted to the Chief-
Justice by the progressionists of the democratic party,
and that said platform was seen, read, and approved by
Eoraiio Seymour before the Convention met, and
that it accepts negro suffrage in the following language :
Tho American democracy, reposing their trust, un-
der God, in the intelligence, the patriotism, and dis*
criminating justice of the American people, declare their
fixed adhesion to the great principles of equal rights and
exact justice for all men and all states. * * * * *
That a wise regard to the altered circumstances of the
country, and impartial justice to the millions who have
boon enfranchised, demand the adoption oi all proper
constitutional measures for the protection, improvement,
and elevation of this portion of the American people.
That in a land of democratic institutions, all public
and privato interests repose most securoly on the broad-
est basis of suffrage.
Col. Brown adds:
Mr. Seymour approved and urged Mr. Chases nomi-
nation on the platform from which I have just quoted ;
audif ho denies it, I will prove it on him.
The tombstone of Adah Isaacs Menkeu is a
plain piece of wood, hearing the inscription
Thou knowest.
The following may help some woman who has
all the rights she wants to understand just what
rights as a mother she has in one particular di-
rection :
Habeas Corpus Case.Mrs. E. H, Lord, the widow of
C. S. Lord the merchant, who died a few days since, ap-
peared before tbe Twelfth District Court this afternoon
as a petitioner for the custody of her two children, who
are at present residing with tbe mother of Mr. Lord.
The case was beard at considerable length, and the Court
finally decided that under the law it could not award the
custody of the children to the mother, but decreed that
the present custodian shall remove thorn from the juris-
diction of tbe Court, and that their mother be allowed to
visit the house of tbe grandmother, and remain there
with the children for the space o f one hour at any time
between 5 A.M. and 9 P.M. of each day till such time
as the Probate Court can pass on the matter under the
will of deceased.
Counsel for petitioner suggested that as the grand-
mother resides at Menlo Park,* the Court might decree
that the children be not removed from the city, but the
Court did not think it had the power to do that. Coun.
sel said the wife had been left quite destitute, and was
indebted to one of the executors of Mr. 1 orde will, who
kindly advanced her sufficient money to purcliaso a suit
of mourning and supply a few other immediate personal
necessities. He thought tbo relatives of Mr. Lord might
well let up on tbe rigorous advantages which the law
gave them but ho was satisfied the Court had exhausted
its power in the case.
The Judge said such cases are often terrible in their
individual application. Po had decided cases which
made his heart, bleed but it was law. He thought he had
made the best possible disposition of the case till it can
be decided by tho Probate Court.
Colored Democrats,The Staunton (Va.1
Spectator says: Colored Democratic clubs are be-
ing formed throughout North Carolina. The
Washington Journal says that at an enthusiastic
colored mass meeting recently held at Clinton,
Sampson county, a Seymour and Blair club,
numbering one hundred and twenty, was or-
ganized. An invitation was extended to all the
colored people present to fall into line for the
barbecue, and it is estimated that over two
thousand of these colored sympathizers availed
themselves of thi invitation. The Michican
Present Age meanwhile reports that a teacher
was expelled from the Sabbath School of a
Presbyterian church at Leavenworth, Eansas,
because she brought a colored girl into her
class, and asks, what will those Presbyterians
do when they get to heaven? Will they get up
a nice little white mans heaven ?
Not Totally Depraved.Mr. Pomeroy of the
La Crosse and New York Democrat is an active
and consistent member of a Temperance order
and according to a writer in the Chicago Jour-
nal, good republican authority, he cant be the
worst of men, though he may be of politicians.
That writer says:
Judging from his looks, Brick is about thirty years
of age. singular as it may seem, he neither smokes,
chews, nor swears. He observed yesterday that there
was not an attache in the printing office of the La Orosae
Democrat, from foreman down to devil, who uses tobacco
or swears.
Working Women in England.It is said that
more than 2,500,000 English women are un-
married and compelled to enter the market as
laborers for their own living. Of these, nearly
44,000 are out-door agricultural laborers. Nearly
1,000,000 more axe house servants, and 15,000
governesses, whose situation is so desirable
that very lately no less than three hundred wo-
men applied for the situation of nursery gover-
ness, in reply to an advertisement which ex-
pressly staled that no salary would be given.
Madam : I have read all your articles in
The Revolution, heartily endorsed nearly
all your sentiments, and regarded you as one
of its most useful contributors. You will there-
fore (perhaps) bear with me the more patiently,
while I criticise your ideas as expressed in the
issue of August 27.
Tbe true object of the Woman's Rights move"
ment is to secure a recognition of womans right
to freedom and individuality, and the enjoy-
ment of all rights, privileges and immunities
that belong to human beings. We, as advocates
of Womans Rights, have nothing to say as to
whether woman shall work lace, or chop cord-
wood ; wear pants, or petticoats, or neither ;
whether she shall have a lover (or lovers) and
babies, or live a life of continencewe have
nothing to say or do but to see to it that she
has her rightsthe right to do or be anything
she pleases, consistent with the righto of others.
While we, as individuals, have a right to our
opinions on all questions, and to express them
with earnestness on all proper occasions, we
have no business to mix them up iu a disorderly
way with the Womans Righto question, or to
introduce them upon its platform. A priest
who should attempt to repeat a prayer on a
Woman's Rights platform, should be called to
order before he had uttered the second word.
So should (but no more) a man who should at-
tempt to read an essay in favor of Atheism.
Religious questions have no business there.
Neither has any other questionnone but the
one question of sights.
But while I contend, with the greatest ear-
nestness and emphasis, for womans right to per-
fect freedom to do and to be whatever she will,
any inference as to what I think she will or ought
to do in freedom, will be entirely gratuitous. You
see by this time tbat I am hitting you. Unlike
you, I do not stop to catechise her, to see whether
her notions of propriety accord with mine, be-
fore I demand that the chains be, instantly and
forever, stricken from her limbs. Indeed you
do not propose that her limbs be freed at all!
You only propose a lengthened chain; and I
see you standing holding with one hand the
chain, and in the other a whip of scorpions!
You refer to the case of a woman who was
seeking a divorce from her husband, whom she
did not love. Now if she wished a divorce that
she might marry another man, I confess she
, does not commeud herself to me as a woman of
sense and self-respect. No such woman will
marry, as marriage is now constituted. Very
likely it was a case of temporary attraction,
while she foolishly thought it a true and perma-
nent love. But it was her affair, and not onrs.
Women and men will be victims of all maimer
of delusions, till they shall have 'had experience
and growth in freedom. If a woman choses to
remain in intimate relations with a man she
does not love, for whom she feels none of the
sweet yearning of true and genuine attraction,
simply because he is good and kind, I am silent
it is her affair (and his) and not mine. But
when prominent Womans Rights advocates in-
sist that she shall so live on pain of being ostra-
cised, lashed by furious zealots, and sent to a
lunatic asylum, I am horror struck. The senti-
ments you utter are monstrous. The woman was
supported handsomely! You could not have
used (or endorsed) a more demoralizing expres-
sion. The man who would not exert himself to
the fullest extent of his bodily and mental
powers, if necessary, to make the woman he pro-


fesses to love comfortable and happy, may well
be looked upon with distrust, but the desire to
be handsomely supported is the baue of
our society. Much less upon sensual tenden-
cies in men, does the popular mistress sys-
tem depend for its prevalence than upon the
tendency in women (not universal or natural) to
be handsomely supported. But for this in-
fatuation no woman would be a mistress,
though I frankly admit that to be a mistress
is less dishonorable than to be a wife; for
while the mistress may leave her degradation if
she will, public sentiment and the law hold the
wife in hers ; and while the man is obliged
to render compensation (poor, I admit, for the
sacrifice) to his mistress, he may demand of
his wife that she perform his drudgery,
submit to his blows, and (worse) live the un-
complaining victim of his rapacity! It is not
for me, or you, to say what degree of attrac-
tion, appreciation, tempermental adaptation,
love, worship, charm, is necessary to constitute
arclation between a man and woman a legitimate
onethey must judge for themselves ; but to
compel men and women to live in hated rela-
tions (for whatever reason hated), entailing, as
a necessary consequence, the most woful in-
fluences and effects upon children, is societys
greatesfcst folly and crime!
Confidently hoping that all honest workers
for human freedom and human rights will yet
see these questions alike, I am,
Very respectfully,
Francis Barry.
The English papers tell a sad tale of a merry-
making in that Christian land. We take this,
however, from the N. Y, Sun:
Hr. Robert Heath, one of the principal coal and iron
masters in North Staffordshire, lately celebrated the
coming of age of his eldest son, by giving an entertain-
ment to between 4,000 and 5,000 persons, at which 900 bot-
tles of wine and 2,340 gallons of ale were consumed. The
drunken orgies which marked the affair were most dis-
graceful. One reverend gentleman, noisy, wandering he
knew not whither, hatless,and fighting with his friend and
neighbor, was tumbled out of the pavilion. A gentleman
of the press was discovered among the helpless at five in
the morning in a field. Fights took place without num-
ber, and many men, women, boys, and girls, v ere seen
helpless through drink; others reeling home, andnurn-
bers lying in the fields and lanes dead drunk. Sixteen
men felled by drink, helpless and prostrate, wore counted
within a radius of twenty yards ; and scores scattered
about, many blebding, hatless, shoeless, and coatless, in-
capablo of moving or of speech. If the workingman
had got up such a debauch, we should never have
heard the last of the denunciations of them which
it would have called-forth; but in a wealthy iron master
we suppose it will only be called liberal hospitality.
Sample op Reconstruction.A mob of about
fifty men, a few days ago, surrounded the jailor
of Columbia County, G-a., at Appling, took irom
him the keys of the jail, and proceeding to the
prison, took one of the colored inmates out, and,
without further oeremeny, hung him. The
Southern papers teem with these accounts and
they appear to be on the increase. Both politi-
cal parties pretend to look to the election of
their presidential candidate as the remedy for
such, frightful ills ; but it is safe to say both will
be disappointed.
Unitarian Conference.There will be a
national conference of Unitarian churches in
this city, October 6. Rev. JamesMartineau of
London, it is said, will deliver the opening ser-
Mrs. Stanton and Miss Anthony will address
a meeting in Mount Vernon, pursuant to recent
Call of the Tax-paying Women of that place in a
recent Revolution, on Tuesday evening, 15th
inst., at half past seven, in Laws Hall.
Numbers of fine apppearing young women
have, from time to time, called at our office
seeking employment. We are now happy to
announce that we can recommend good and
profitable work to some six or eight. None
need apply unless well and strong in body,
and possessed of business tact and skill; and
with all these qualificationsbring good refer-
ences. s. B. a.
Pen Photographs of Charles Dickenss Readings
taken from life. By Kate Field. New and enlarged edi-
tion. Boston : Loring, publisher, 319 Washington street.
It is a pamphlet of fifiy-eight pages octavo, it is to bo
hoped of much use to the author, whose pious devotion
to her idol should meet due reward. The lato visit of
Dickens to this country, it is said, was worth, a hundred
thousand dollars to him, besides tbe parting kiss be-
stowed by Miss Fields kinsman and namesake on the
New York pier. With these Photographs superadded,
worth to him, doubtless, many masculine kisses, prob-
ably ho feels richly compensated for liis call upon us.
But w hat have we to show for it, as an enlightened peo-
Excelsior Monthly Magazine. Devoted to the ele-
vation of the race. Olmstead & Welwood, 166 Nassau
street, New York. Two dollars a year. Single copy 25
cents. A handsomely done work. The September No.
has a fine steel engraving of Jesse T. Peck, D.D., with
biographical sketch by R. S. Foster, D.D. A little cau-
tious about radical topics, though they are admitted ;
and for a sectarian journal (leaning to Methodism) is
worthy of liberal patronage.
Our Sohoolday Visitor for September is received.
Its articles are original and by the very best writers.
The engravings are fine, and music every month, rich
and sweet. Thirty-two large, double-column pages, with
illuminated cover. $1.25 a year. J. W. Daughaday &
Co., Publishers, 121 Walnut street, Philadelphia.
Sunday School Teacher. Chicago : Adams, Blaek-
mer & Lyon. $1.50 invariably in advance. Wholly un-
sccterian iu character. A good announcement, but hard
to carry out in this Christian land, where religion has
more colors than rainbows, and more forms than colors.
Ladies Repository. A religious and literary maga-
zine. Boston : Uuiversalist Publishing House, 37 Corn-
hill. $2.50 per annum. Handsomely printed; and
edited and conducted by the very best talent, male and
female, in the Dniversalist denomination.
The Spiritual Rostrum. A monthly magazine de-
voted to the Harmoni&l philosophy. Chicago : Hall &
Jameson. Two dollars per annum. Single copies 20
The New York Teacher and Educational Monthly.
J. W. Schermerhorn & Co., 14 Bond street, Now York.
$1.50 per annum. And well worth the money.
Proceedings op Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting op
Progressive Friends for 1868. llamorton, Chester
Co., Pa., Isaac Mendenhall. New York : Oliver Johnson,
Independent Office. Among the able and faithful testi-
monies borne by this body at its Longwood meeting last
June was the following :
"We hail with great satisfaction the rapid growth of
public sentiment, on the question of the civil and politi-
cal equality of Woman. During the late campaign in
Kansas, the fact that clergymen of all denominations,
Old and New School Presbyterians, Congregationalism,
Methodists, Baptists, etc., gave active and earnest sup-
port to the cause of Womans Suffrage ; the ftet that iu
scvoral Conferences of Methodist and Congregational
churches it has been urged that tbe right to voto on all
questions that concerned those bodies should be based
on membership and not on sex ; the fact that the
Chief-Justice of the United States puts on record his
opinion, that 'there is no end to the good that
will come by Womans Suffrage ; the fact that mem.
bers of Congress and other gentlemen of eminence is-
sued an 'appeal to the voters of the United States for
Womans Suffrage ; the fact that the press of this coun-
try and of Europe is freely discussing the subject, all
show that tbe centres of influence are taking the right
" While we reverently thank God for these indications
of favor to this cause, we must still admonish tbe people
that there can he no hope of national safety or peace so
long as the great principle of the consent of the gov-
erned is not applied to Woman.
" We charge every man by his own self-respect, and by
tho love he bears his mother, to see to it that the women
of this country shall not he compelled to take a political
rank below the most ignorant and degraded man, and on
a level with the unp^rdoned rebels, who are deprived of
their votes as a punishment for tbe crimo of troason.
" Lastly, we charge Woman herself to shako off tho in-
cubus imposed by the constant teaching that she has
* no business to meddle with politics.' Let her remem-
ber that everything which concerns the well being of the
human family concerns her ; that the laws which are to
be tho blessing or the banc of horself and her children
should be her care.
The Radical. Boston : S. H. Morse & J. B. Marvin,
25 Broomfield street. The September No. maintains the
well-earned reputation of this valuable journal, and tho
industrious proprietors are earning for themselves tho
gratitude of mankind in their patient and persevering
determination to hold out one brilliant light in this day
of moral, theological and political darkness. Praise of
it to those who do not see it, would he thrown away, and
to its readers and patrons, it praises itself. So we for
bear. But we hope every earnest seeker after light and
liberty who can spare three dollars, will subscribe for it;
and if one family cannot, let two, or even three nnito,
rather than that a neighborhood be without it.
The Spiritual Harp : A collection of vocal music for
the choir, congregation and social circle. By J. M. Pee-
bles and J. O. Barrett. Musical Editor, E. H. Bailey.
Boston: Wm. White & Co., Banner of Light Office. New
York, 544 Broadway. Price $2. Postage 20 cents.
Excepting the Plymouth Collection, which this very
much resembles, though with improvements in mechani-
cal execution, we have seen no work of its kind worthy
to be compared with this. Our friends of the Spiritual
Faith have evidently intended to givo the world a selec-
tion of social and sacred poetry and music worthy in a
good degree the spirit of the age. And for a first attempt
on so large a scale, they have achieved an eminent suc-
cess. The hook contains nearly three hundred octavo
pages, and three hundred and sixty Hymns, Songs and
Sonnets, besides Chants, Sentences, Choruses and
Echoes, suitable to every occasion and adapted to every
possible condition of the human mind and heart. Much
of the music is new, ana tho authors say at least one-
third of the poetry is original, which, by the way, is
not always a merit. Some of the oldest poetry is the
best, and we regretted to see an attempted improve-
ment on Mr. Emerson's Apology. Its rhythm was out
of joint before, it is hard ly improved by the liberty
taken with it. For sentiment, or for singing, Mr. Emer-
son has pieces far superior to this, and that could be set
to music in ordinary metres, without a word of change.
Indeed, tho Apology is one of the last of his shorter
poems to be selected for musical execution. But perfec-
tion is not to be expected in human poriormanco, and
this work must' accept tho common award. It was
much needed, however, by tho great and growing body
of believers in the mysteries of Spiritualism, and wo
heartily congratulate them on so valuable an addition to
their sacred literature.
Modern Women and what is Said of Them. A ro-
print of a series of articles in tbe London Saturday Re-
view, with an introduction. By Mrs. Lucia Gilbert Cal-
houn. New York : J. S. Redfleld, publisher, 140 Fulton
street. Pp. 370.
Who first thought of picking up the diatribes ot the
London Saturday Review on woman, and dinging them
into American ears is, perhaps, not known, is indeed not
material, for, as Mrs. Gilbert says, In her interesting in-
troduction, "the Woman Question will not he put to
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It besets College Faculties. It pursues veteran politi-
cians to the very fastnesses of national nominating
Conventions. Its voice is heard under the sacred sound-
ing-boards of New England pulpits ; and judgment will
finally rest, not on the conclusions of the special pleader,
but on the strength of the case of the accused.'
The articles from the Review are in number Dearly
forty. Forty stripes, save two or three, well laid on,
and well deserved, no doubt the Review thinks, but let
bim beware. All woman responds now is, strike, but
boar me." And she will be heard. She has been
heard ; and in gaining the public ear, her prayer is
more than half answered. Besides, much that the Review
has said is, after all, but too just. Its severest strokes
uf criticism on the modern woman may be sanctified, in
ancient pulpit parlance, to ber spiritual and everlast-
ing good. Let us learn, even of our enemies," is an
excellent maxim.
The publisher has done his part of the work well, very
well; and Mrs. Gilbert has very gracefully presented the
work, with a brief but well-considered introductory
essay, and well persuaded that the book will do great
good, we certainly wi3h it a wide circulation.
Washington, Aug. 81, 1868.
Editors of the Revolution:
I am much pleasod with The Revolution I wish
it was thoroughly republicanand intend to get you a
club here as soon as my claim against the government is
settled, v hich will be soon.
Praying our Father may give you abundant success in
the noble cause of elevating woman to the true standard
which He designed for her, I remain, ever, your sincere
friend and well wisher, Delphine P. Baker.
We are better than republicans, believing all
they do and a great deal more. There are plenty
of republican and democratic journals published
all over the land, through which politicians can
talk; why not have one in which women who
cannot vote may say what they think on mat-
ters and things in general ? We did not start
The Revolution to build up parties and
make Presidents, deeming it of little consequence
who governs, so long as both parties are in the
interest of the few against the many, of capital
against labor, of man, black and white, against
woman. We look to something broader and
deeper tban mere party success for the eleva-
tion of the race and the salvation of our repub-
lican institutions. We confesswe feel no special
interest in the election of a drunken soldier, at a
period in our nations life wben we need states-
men, Christians and philosophers, wisely,
prayerfully, and soberly, to establish justice,
and in righteousness exalt the nation.
Postage City, Wis., August 28,1868.
Editors of the Revolution :
I am requested by Mrs. E. Crosby, of this city, for
whom I sent $1 for The Revolution tor six months,
beginning wib July, to inform you that she has not
received her July 9th and 16th numbers, ahd only her
July 2d and 23d came. She is so very much interested
in .every number that she cannot bear to lose one, and
hopes you will be kind enough to send the missing num-
bers to her. She is a poor widow and was obliged to
borrow the money to send lor it, when she did; but
she felt that she wanted to help the cause and must
try and mako some sacrifice to do it. She had the read-
ing of mine until hers came, hut that she felt was not
helping sustain the paperso she had me send for
it for her.
I feel that each Revolution is better tban the one
beforo. but when I -look them (the old ones) over, when
they are brought home by some one who has borrowed
them, I think ,** Weill Those were good tooI take sev-
eral reform papers and journals and there is not one
other among them that I feel so anxious to lend, so that
all may read, aud at the same time feel so anxious to
preserve nicely for my own keeping, as I do The Re-
I ftQJ trying to get names and dollars to send you but
make but slow progress. I will send you two of each in
this. I have reoeived $1 and name from a noigbbor
and I will make a present of another six months to an
uncle in California, and am in hopes in that way to get
the truths before him and then he may perhaps sub-
scribe for himself.
Now, my friend, I kno w I have already made my letter
too long for a business communication, but pardon me
and I will have the audacity to continue. If I felt that I
could express my ideas in a manner to Jcarry conviction
to the minds of my sisters, I Wi.uld gladly write an arti-
cle for The Revolution, upon a subject that I feel
needs to be brought home to every woman in the land.
I hope that while I am writing to you some one may be
impressed to write ably, for your readers benefit, upon
the same subject. I do not wish to censure any person
for rebelling against the tyranny of the laws which en
slave women ; but, my friend, women do not free fhern-
selves in those things which they might. There is no tyrant
in the land so severe as Fashion, and the woman who
rebels against mans control will bow submissively to the
most unreasonable edicts of Dame Fashion. Mind, mus-
cle, purse and soul, all, all, are yielded complacently by
seven-eighths of womankind to this senseless tyrant.
Precious time is wasted, health lost, money squandered,
self-improvement neglected, independence given up,
real comfort sacrificed in the endeavor to prove to the
world that she is not trying to free herself from the
bondage of the unappreciative mistress.
To go still further. I feel certain that we will never
succeed until we dress ourselves in such.a manner as to
give us freedom to act, freedom from thinking con-
stantly to care for our clothing ; our dress should be for
our comfort and health, but at the present time it is far
from filling its true object, it does in the most part ex-
actly the reverse.
In this city I have noticed the experiment of employ
tng girls for clerks, and I have still further noticed the
real cause for complaint made against them. If an artiole
was required Irom the shelves above their heads, their
dresses were so tight that they could not raise theii
arms to get it and some man clerk, who was perhaps no
taller than the girl, would be obliged to reach it down
for her. Then again, when standing behind the count,
ers, if the young men bad occasion to pass her4they were
Obliged to pause to push her skirts out of the way, or,
as I once saw it, be nearly thrown down by his foot be-
ing caught in the skirts. Then upon damp days, or
rather, when there is a storm, the girls come to the
store with some yards of wet clothing about their feet
and limbs; this may not affect the employer, but it does
affect her, and is one cause of her failing in her clerk-
ship as several have already done here in this small
place. I noticed an article in the Phrenological Journal
some time ago, which claimed that the using of the sew-
ing machine was very injurious to sewing women, many
becoming paralyzed by the employment. I thought often
of replying to that, but never have, or rather I wished to
ask some questions upon the subject. Wby should its
use affect women more than men ? and why should the
easy moving sewing machine he so unhealthful,
while the old hard turning little wheel" is upheld as a
health restorer ? My answer is, men do not have their
waists compressed into two-thirds their natural and
normal size ; they breathe, even if the air is made im-
pure by tobacco, etc., then they or our grandmothers
never sit on a sharp wire cage with nothing but a thiu
muslin covering between the wires and the exposed
portions of the body. Now I consider this no small
matter to sit all day on a set of hoops, they oiten cutting
or pressing deeply into the fiesh ; His enough to para-
lyze the limbs of any person who practices it, and no
woman should sit on her hoops wben sitting all day or
for any length of timeit will not kill her to lay the cage
aside awhile, even if it does in the eyes of some seem a
shame; at any rate it is better than paralysis.
Now you see why I feel that women must try and free
themselves from what they have the power over, go just
as far towards liberty as the laws will permit; and when
these interfere we can more easily remove tbem than
while weakened by our two-fold slavery. And by taking
this step we remove a great argument from our oppo-
sers. h. g. u.
We hope all our readers will ponder the above
letter. One of the greatest barriers in the way
of womans health mid happiness is her dress.
From top to toe it is simply ridiculous. Holes
in her ears for cmaments! Girls often suffer
for weeks with their ears so sere that they can-
not lie with comfort on either side, and yet sen-
sible fathers laugh at the idea as a mere savage
fancy and present their daughters with earings
for a Christmas gift, instead of blushing at
such auricular evidence of their weakness and
folly. And worse yet, they lap their ribs with
corsets and belts, dress so tight they can neither
run, jump, laugh or eat, and men wonder at
the delicacy of women, with their tiny waists
forever before their eyes, and actually believe
the dear creatures when they declare they are
just as God made them, that they were always
so small. Now this is a reflection on Provi-
dence not to be tolerated. What kind of a God
must these people worship, who suppose that
he made all the Chinese women with club feet
and all the American women with lapped ribs ?'
Oh! think of the sweet romping girls of fifteen
about to be sacrificed! How tied upon the pole'
with innumerable rats, mice, waterfalls, hair
pins, and ringlets, tight shoes, with high heels,
endangering life in descending the stair case,
tight dresses making all natural motions and
emotions impossible, hoops, flounces, stream-
ers, flying and catching into everything, de-
manding an eternal vigilance on every side. Oh!
fathers, husbands, brothers, sons, do bring your
great powers of reason and invention, which Dr.
Todd says we have not, to bear on this ques-
tion of dress for women; the sickly, shadowy
men that move about our streets warn you that,
you have an interest in this matter.
A Down East correspondent of the Cincinnati
Commercial writes thus from Kennebunk, Maine,,
under date August 22:
There is a trio of young ladies from a neighboring
village who frequently drive their own taam over to the
beaches to take a swim. They belong to the natural
aristocracy of this country ; that is, to the class of ac-
tive, lively, intelligent, and altogether healthy persons,
who are above fashions because knowing how to make
them, and who are superior to the vulgarity of thinking
hard work to he vulgar. They came in upon us at the
cliffs the other day, vigorously tugging their own big
baskets of lunch aud pail of ice-water (everybody but the
Yankees would sav bucket of ice-water), and sat down
(after putting their horse to feed) among tbe great stones
to enjoy themselves. Presently, they were up and
springing about the rocks, climbing tbe ruggedest cliffs
in advance of. the most adventurous gentleman of the
company (for they knew tbe way everywhere), and ap-
parently as incapable of fatigue as young deer upon
their native mountains. The second of these three sis-
ters was a buxom and quite handsome young lady of
twenty-five to thirty, who has tbe reputation of being
the most accomplished, at all points, of the country
gentry of the neighborhood. She is stout aud strong,
and can turn off more varied work in a da; than most
city ladies could manage in a week. One fine morning
she drove over to the beach to take some lady friends
up to her fathers to pay a visit. Finding tbem not
quite ready, she said, Well, I guess Ill take a hath
while waiting; and in ten minutes she was in the sea>
swimming and curveting through the waves like a dol_
phin, floating on ber back, treading water, and per.
forming all the antics oi the most practiced and able-
bodied swimmer. She then drove them to the village,
four miles distant, got up a fine dinner, sat down and
made a cushion and trimmed a hat. and then invited
them to take a row on the river. She rowed the boat
herself in the most expert sailor fashion, and took a long
pull along the winding shores, rowing close under the
shadows of trees, and fast by the banks fringed with
flowers, so that the party plucked them without leaving
the boat- Of course, the reader is not to infer that all
the Maine ladies are as handsome, wholesome, and ac-
complished as this one, for there are multitudes that are
as pale and pining as their Massachusetts sisters ; but
assuredly such graces of mind and person, and such
varied capacity, could not long remain in single blessed*
ness in any country outside of New England.
A model girl, indeed, so far. And it may be
saiely presumed that such a character has also
symmetry and consistency. The Revolu-
tion has more than once exhorted all yonng
girls and women to learn to swim. We renew

the suggestion here before witness. Do not go
to the sea always to do it neither, but in suit-
able costume plunge into the nearest pure
water, lake or river, you can find, and practice
constantly at all proper seasons of the year.
The state of Pennsylvania was bought of the
Indians by William Penn, for the following:
neither gold or greenbacks. And so just was
the bargain considered by the Indians, and so
intimate and friendly were the relations subsist-
ing between the parties, that for more than
seventy years, it is said, there was never any
war or quarrel between them, mid only two of
the Quaker Colonists were ever killed by the
Indians, and both of those by mistake. But to
the terms of sale :
1685.This indenture witnesseih, that we, Packenah,
Jarekhan, Sickals, Park Quesott, Jervis Essepenauk,
Felktroy, HekeUappo Econus, Machoha Metthconga
Wifisa Powey, Sachemakers, right owners of all lands,
from Quingas called Chester Creek, all along by the west
8i3e of the Delaware River, and so between the creeks
backward as far as a man can ride in two days with a
horse, and in consideration of these following goods to
use in hand paid, and secured to be paid, by William
Penn, Proprietor and Governor of the Province of Penn-
sylvania and territories thereof, viz., 20 guns, 20fathoms
matchcoat, 20 fathoms stroud water, 20 blankets, 20 ket-
tles, 20 pounds powder, 100 bars lead, 40 tomahawks, 100
knives, 40 pairs of sloe ings, 1 barrel of beer, 20 pounds
of red lead, 100 fathoms of wampum, 80 glass bottles, 80
pewter spoons, 105 awl blades, 300 tobacco pipes, 100
hands of tobacco, 20 tobacco thogs, 10 steels, 8,000 flints,
80 pairs of scissors, 30 combs, 60 looking-glasses, 200
needles, 1 skippel of salt, 30 pounds of sugar, 5 gallons
of molasses, 20 tobacco boxes, 100 jewsharps, 20 hoes, 30
gimlets, 30 wooden screw boxes, 100 strings of beads, do
hereby acknowledge, etc., at New Castle, 2d day ol the
eighth month, 1685.
The above is a true copy taken from the origi-
nal, by Ephraim Morton, formerly a clerk in
the Land office.
Aspasia was a celebrated Grecian lady, daughter of
.'Axiochus, bora at Miletus in Ionia^settled at Athens,
where she taught eloquence, and acquired great influ-
ence by her beauty and talents. Socrates was proud to
be among her scholars. Indeed her skill in politics,
philosophy and rhetoric was extensive, and her elo-
quence was of a most superior order. Pericles became
her pupil, and becoming fondly attached to her married
her ; in these years she may be said to have ruled in
Athens, and war was made against Samoa at her instiga-
tion. After the death of Pericles she was united to
Lysicles, whom, from obscurity, she raised to import-
ance in the state. There was another Aspasia with
whom the above is sometimes confounded ; this latter
one was the daughter of Hermotinus of Phocie, and was
famous for personal charms and elegance ; she was the
friend, companion and adviser of Cyrus, who fondly
alludes to her by the diminutive, Milto (vermilion) be
cause of the beauty of her complexion.
The papers tell of frequent deaths by suicide
in the Toombs and other city prisons. The
. New York Times thinks, and so does The
Revolution, that it is incumbent upon the
.'authorities that the soandal of these constantly
: recurring prison suicides shall be avoided.
Enough is well known of the interior manage-
ment of many of our prisons to account for even
more suicides than are now committed.
Woman as Inventor.In the long list of
patents issued from Washington in August were
these two ; Elizabeth L. Daniels, of Boston,
Mass., supporter for stockings. Alice M. Ea-
ton, of Boston, Mass., improvement in shoulder
brace and supenders combined.
'he itvtflutifltt.
Single Life in France.1Two people are to be seen
in the towns of France; the one clad in cloththats
man ; the other, in wretched printed calicothats wo-
man, The one, we will take the lowest laborer, the
worst paid, the hodman, the servant of other workmen
will contrive to eat meat for breakfast (a slice oi smoked
sausage, or something else, as a thumb-bread). In the
evening he steps into his gargote, or eating-house, where
he will have a plate of meat, and even some bad wine.
A woman of the same condition will take a sous (half-
penny) worth of milk in the morning, some bread at
night, hardly a sou's worth of cheese. Tou dont be-
lieve it? It is certain, as shall shortly be proved. Her
days work produces ten sous, and cannot produce
eleven, for a reason which shall be explained. Why
are things come to this wretched state ? The man does
not choose to marry ; he does not choose to protect and
be burdened with the woman. He lives in gluttonous
solitude. Does he, therefore, lead a life of abstinence ?
He abstains from nothing. It makes one blush to be a
man. I do not earn enough, he says. He earns four
or five times more than the woman, in the majority of
trades. He earns forty or fifty sous, and she ten. The
poverty of the workman would be for the workwoman
wealth, abundance and luxury.Dicfcmss All (he Tear
How does all this differ materially from the
condition of myriads cf men and women in
Rules for Writing.In writing, especially for the
press, always give the pith, the cream, the marrow, the
essence, the Are. Press your thoughts, pack them, bring
everything to a burning, scorching focus. Avoid pre-
faces, circumlocutions ; rush right into your subject at
once. Begin beiore you think of it, and keep on dashing
with all your might till you are done. A tremendous
thought may he packed into a small compassmade as
solid as a cannon ball, and alike projectile, and cut all
down before it. Short articles are generally more effec-
tive, find more readers, and are more widely copied than
long ones. Pack your thoughts closely together, and
though your article may be brief, it will have weight,
and will be more likely to make an impression_Golden
A Lad? Bachelor.Madame Emma Chenu, who passed
a brilliant examination some years ago in science, and
obtained from the Faculty of Paris the degree of Bache-
lor of Science, came before the same body last month as
a candidate for honors in mathematical science. The
examination ranged over algebra, trigonometry, geomet-
rical analysis, mechanics, the integral and different cal-
culus, astronmy, etc. She obtained her degree.
The above is travelling, and we invite it to a
seat in The Revolution, as it is unattended.
Arundel Blanche, lady, was a daughter of
the Earl of Worcester, and wife of Lord Arundel
of Wardour, merits to be enrolled among
heroines tor her noble .defence 0f Wardour
Castle. With only twenty-five men she held
out a siege of ten days against Sir Edwaid
Hungerfords force of 1,300 men, and at length
obtained honorable terms. She died in 1669,
aged 66.
Five men are known to have gone over
Niagara Falls and perished within a month, and
most of them, it is said, are known to have
been intoxicated at the time.
An eastern paper says the decks of the steamer City
of Boston, in the recent collision in the Sound, afforded
some pitiable displays of the selfishness of (male) human
nature. One man fastened a life preserver about his
body and silenced bis wife, who was crying for one,
with the words, Dont make 6uch a fuss about it. Per*
baps you will get one before long. Another stalwart
fellow took a life preserver from a young lady and
buckled it on himself.
Some American ladies at Copenhagen, who recently
called on the Queen of Denmark, were not a little aston-
ished to see that sbe 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.
Financial and Commercial.America versus
EuropeGold, like our Cotton, FOR SALE.
Greenbacks for Money. An American System of
Finance. American Prcducts and Labor Free.
Open doors to Artisans and Immigrants. A
laniic and Pacific Oceans for AMERICAN
Steamships and Shipping. New York the Finan-
cial Centre of the World. Watt Street emanci
paled from Bank of Enqland, 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 ihe highest prices.
Ten millions of Naturalized Citizens DEMAND
en the Brotherhood of Labor, and keep bright
the chain of friendship between them and their
Father Land.
YOL. ILNO. 10.
The following clear statement of how the
great moneyed cliques of Wall street swindle
the public is lrom Harper's Weekly, and was
published under the title of Why Wall Street
is DuU :
The brokers of Wall street are complaining
that they n-_ver knew so dull a season as the
summer of 1868. Though the rate of interest
has been unusually low, the accumulation of
capital enormous, and the traffic on the railways
large, the business in stocks has not been more
than half that of last summer, or one quarter
that of the palmy days of 1863 and 1864. Why
is this ? Is the gambling instinct dying out ?
Have people got over the desire to make sudden
fortunes on the Stock Exchange? Or have the
leading operators of the street, iu an insane
greed for inordinate profits, held the common-
sense of the public too cheap, and killed the
goose that laid golden eggs ?
In olden times, when a man proposed to
speculate in Wall street, he bought one or more
hundred shares of stock, if he deemed it low,
then awaited events ; if his calculution was cor-
rect, the stock rose, and he sold out at a profit;
if his calculation was incorrect, the stock fell,
and he sold out or was sold out by his broker at
a loss. Nowadays speculation is di fferent. A
party or clique of wealthy operators combine
together to buy not a few hundred or thousand
shares, but the whole of a given stock ; and
their theory is, that, after having secured con -
trol of the stock, they will elect themselves di-
rectors, appoint their friends and relatives to the
offices, cause the price of the stock to advance
by shrewd manipulations, then sell out to the
public at the advance. Nothing can be prettier
than such a scheme ; nothing easier, with un-
limited command of money, than the accom-
plishment of the first four steps in the pro-
gramme ; nothing more profitable, provided the
last step can be achieved, and the public per-
suaded to buy the stock from the clique at the
advance. It is just possible, however, to under-
rate the common-sense of people &t large. The
public is stupid, probably ; but there are some

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baits too gross even for its stupidity. As a gen-
eral rule, it does certainly prefer to buy stocks
when they are dear rather than when they are
cheap ; but there is a limit to its credulity, and
if cliques are too greedy, and want to make too
much money, the public is apt to stand aloof
and refuse to trade altogether.
This is what has happened this summer. Last
winter and spring wealthy combinations of opera-
tors secured control of nearly all the leading
stocksNew York Central, Michigan Southern,
Cleveland and Pittsburg, Fort Wayne, St. Paul,
and Pock Island. At the annual elections the new
proprietors elected themselves directors of their
respective railroads, and appointed their friends
and relatives to the offices. Next, by very simple
manipulations, they forced up the market-price
of the stocks they held some ten or fifteen per
cent. Thus far all went well. The cliques ap-
peared to have madeon papervery large pro-
fits. All that was necessary to crown the opera-
tion with success was to realize the last step in
the programme, and to sell out to the public at
the advance. There was a hitch here.
For, at the very first attempt to market their
stocks, the cliques discovered that the public
would not buy. Glowing newspaper articles
dilated on the heavy railroad earnings and the
brilliant crop prospects. They fell perfectly
flat. The brokers had no orders, and Broad
street was quiet as a country meeting-house. A
dull and dogged public would not see that
Michigan Southern which, in June, 1867, was
pronounced by its Directors dear at 67, should
be cheap, in June, 1868, at 87 ; or that North-
western, which, in 1866, was considered inflated
at 40, should now be worth 70; or that New
York Central, which, in the hands of the most
experienced railway men in the country, had not
averaged par, should now be a purchase at 125.
There was no use arguing the question. The
public could no more be moved than the Stock
Exchange building itself.
Baffled in their first attempt, the cliques now
set to work to convince the public that it was
wrong, and that their stocks were really cheap.
The way to do this was to pay dividends.
There was a trifling difficulty m the way. They
had no money to divide. But they had control
of their own stock books ; so they printed off a
quantity of new stock, made a present of it to
their stockholders, and called it a dividend.
Now, said they to the public, see what you
might have made had you bought our stock.
The appeal fell as flat as the newspaper arti-
cles. The public had heard of Micawber, and
hadnt much faith in his methods of finance.
They looked on with respectful astonishment at
the declaration often per cent, scrip dividends
by companies which, by their own showing had
nob really earned a dividend for years, and
which won compelled to sell bonds every few
months to keep their roads in order. But buy
they certainly would not. The genius of tho
clique managers filled poople with admiration.
The public talked of them, dined with them,
went on excursions with them, extolled them to
the skiesdid everything, in short, except buy
their stocks. 1
The case was becoming alarming. Summer
was waning. Four months of the easiest mon-
ey-market on record had passed, and no stock
had been marketed. The roads had been doing
famously, but tbe stocks were duller than ever.
What was to be done? As a last desperate re-
source, cash dividends were declared on Mich-
igan Southern and Pittsburg. Of course the
companies had no cash to divide. The Pitts-
burgh Company, was then, and is now, selling
7 per cent, mortgage bonds at a discount in a 4
per cent, money market to provide means to
equip and repair its road. The Michigan South-
ern, only last year, nearly defaulted on its inter-
est : and since then the increase in its earnings
has been trifling. Still,'money could be bor-
rowed ; borrowed it was, and the dividends duly
paid. As a delicate piece of pleasantry the
Michigan Southern dividend, being tbe first for
four years, was called semi-annual; while the
Pittsburg dividend, being the first for two
years, was pronounced quarterly. Will it be
believed that even this bait failed to arouse the
public? Such, alas! was the case. There was,
if possible, even less inquiry for tire stocks after
than before the dividend. Every resource had
now been exhausted. The money market, the
traffic on the roads, the. temper of the press,
had all been in favor of the cliques, and yet,
here were autumn and a stringent money mar-
ket at hand, and they actually held more stocks
than they held in May.
If. any man, outside or inside of the cliques,
gravely wonders at this result, let him first do
the public the justice to believe that, stupid as
it may be, it is not wholly idiotic ; and secondly,
let him compare the present prices of stocks
(adding thereto the dividends just declared)
with the usual prices of the past ten years.
The following table tells the story :
Stocks. Present Usual Advance
Price. Price. Per Share
New York Central... .... 130 100 30
Michigan Southern.. 70 29
Cleveland Ar Pittsburgh.. 98 70 28
Northwestern 91 35 56
Do. Preferred 91 60 31
Bock Island 95 17
Fort Wayne 95 16
St.Paul 40 37
Be it remarked that these usual prices are
not panic prices, but fair averages for the past
ten years. Within four years all these stocks
have sold, in panics, $15 @ $20 below these
usual prices. Was it reasonable on the part
of the cliques to expect the public, merely be-
cause the money market was easy, and the roads
doing well for' the time, to forget that whenever
in the past ten years stocks had for a season ad-
vanced above these usual prices, they had soon
afterward receded below them?
Again, was it doing justice to public common
sense, poorly as the cliques may think of it, o
overlook ihe fact that the events of the past
year have almost destroyed confidence in rail-
way investments? The year 1867 ended yi a
Wall street panic, caused by the discovery of
the fact that one of the most esteemed com-
panies, the Chicago and Bock Island, had sur-
reptitiously issued and sold in open market five
millions of new stock. A month later the finan-
cial'community was again shocked to learn that
tho Directors of the Bock Island had fled the
state, carrying with them their books and their
money, and had procured an act from the Iowa
Legislature postponing indefinitely tbe election
of Directors in that company. A couple of
months later followed the surreptitious issue
and sale of ten millions of Erie stock, under
circumstances so barefaced and shameful as to
diagrace the whole community in which such
crimes could be perpetrated. And it is with
these scandalous transactions, fresh in every
mans memory, that the cliques of 1868 expect
a confiding public tojbuy their stock at thirty
per cent advance over the old average !
If any man wants to know where this state of
things will end, let him study the history of the
past. Nothing is new under the sun. This is
not the first time that over-sanguine men have
undertaken bold enterprises, in ignorance of
the laws of trade, and in a somewhat con-
temptuous misapprehension of the common
sense of the public. Such men, when disap-
pointment overtakes thorn, often struggle hard
and manfully against inevitable disaster. But
the end comes, for all their struggles, sooner or
later, and values, like water, find their level at
Talk among the Brokers in Wall Street.
Thjs talk among the brokers is the concerted move-
ment of the cliques in
to run up the prices of the different stocks by reporting
that the North West Company will pay 2^ per cent,
quarterly dividends on the common stock and the Mil-
waukee and St. Paul a dividend of 21 per cent, in stock
on the common shares and 14 per cent, in money on the
preferred. The talk is that tbe
somehow and that they will, declare these dividends
whether they have earned them or not, so that only they
can shift their load of stocks on somebody else. The
talk is that the public sees through tbe whole affair, and
does not bite as freely at the bai t as the cliques expected.
The talk is that they will run North West common up to
100 and the St. Paul shares to 90 for the common. Tho
talk is that the money market will be kept as easy as
possible to assist the cliques in unloading. Tbe talk is
has been buying Erie heavily at the low prices, and that
he will insist upon having
to transfer the stock he holds that he may vote on it at
the election in October. The talk is that
is responsible for advising the illegal step of closing the
Erie Company's books a month before the regular time,
and that
and their actions
and tho stockholders that permit them to re-elect them-
selves or hold over in defiance of law and precedent.
The lalk Is that the
is the safest to speculate in as the demand from inves-
tors here and in Europe is taking so large an amount of
bonds permanently out of the market.
was easy throughout the week at 3 to 4 per cent. on call,
with the turn of tbe market in favor of borrowers and
discounts for prime names, rang from 6^ to 7 per cent
The weekly bank statement is unexpectedly favorable to
the continued ease in the money market. Tbe loans are
increased $49,970, the deposits are decreased $2,480,305
the legal tenders SI,773,603, and the specie only $133,330
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 :
Aug. 29. Sep. 5. Differences.
Loans, $271,780,726 $271,830,696 Inc. $49,970
Specie, 16,949,108 16,815,778 Dec. 133,330
Circulation, 34,112,139 34,170.419 Inc, 58,280
Deposits, 210,334,646 207,854,341 Dec. 2,480,305
Legal-tenders, 67,757,376 65,983,773 Dec. 1,773,603
was steady throughout the week and stronger at the close,
owing to the increasing scarcity of gold for delivery, and
the heavy outstanding short interest.

E&* gntolutiou.
The fluctuations in the gold'market for the week were
as follows :
Opening. Highest. Lowest. Closing.
Saturday, 20,' 144% 145 144% 144%
Monday, 31, 145 145 144% 144%
Tuesday, Sep. 1, 144% 145 144% 145
Wednesday, 2, 145 145% 344% 144%
Thursday, 3, 144% 1*5% 143% 144
Friday, 4, 143% 144% 143% 144
Saturday, 5, 144% 144% 144% 144%
Monday, 7, 144% 145 144% 144%
is quoted firmer, prime bankers 60 days sterling bills are
109% to 109%, but no transactions are reported above
109% to 109%. Francs on Paris bankers long 6.17% to
6.16%, and short 6.16 to 5.13%. There is likely to be a
considerable increase in the transactions in government
bonds this week, whioh will supply the exchange market,
with heavy amounts of bills. The bankers are short of
bills to cover, and rates are not likely to decline.
was more active upon the whole than it has been for
some time past. New York Central, North-western
Bock Island and Frie taking the lead. At the close, how-
ever, the market became somewhat unsettled, owing to
the heavy pressure of sales particularly in Bock Island,
though the quotati ons on the balance of the list range
from 1 to 4 per cent, higher than last week. The bull
cliques, as usual, have availed* themselves of the confined
ease in the money market for running up prices for the
purpose of unloading on the street.,
Musgrave & Co., 19 Broad street, report the following
quotations : '
Canton, 46% to 47; Boston W. P., 15 to 15% ;
Cumberland, 29 to 32; Quioksilver, 20 to 22; Mari
posa, 3 to 4; Mariposa preferred, 7 to 8 ; Pacific Mail,
103 to 103%; W. U. Tel., 34% to 34%; N. Y. Central, 125%
to 125%; Erie, 46% to 46%; preferred, 68 to 70; Hudson
Blver, 141 to 141% ; Beading, 91% to 91% ; Wabash,
54% to 54%; Mil. & St. P., 88 to 88%; do. preferred 90%
to 90%; Fort Wayne, 108% to 108%; Ohio & Miss., 29%
to 29%; Mich, Cen., 118 to 119 ; Mich. South, 85 to 85%;
111. Central, 143 to 145 ; Pittsburg, 8G% to 87 ; Toledo,
101% to 102 ; Rock Island, 103 to 103%; North
Western, 86% to 87; do preferred, 87 to 87%.
continue active and strong, under the influence of a
steady investment demand, chiefly for the new bonds.
There is also an increased demand for the 1862's, and old
1865's and the 1868's are scarce.
Fisk Ss Hatch, 5 Nassau street, report the following
quotations :
Reg. 1881, 113% to 113%; Coupon, 1881, 114 to
114% ; Reg. .5-20, 1862, 108% to 108% ; Coupon, 5-20
1862, 113% to 114 ; Coupon, 5-20, 1864, 109% to 309%;
Coupon, 5-20, 1865, 111% to 311% ; Coupon, 5-20, 1865,
Jan. and July, 109 to 109%; Coupon, 5^20, 1867,
108% to 109; Coupon, 5-20, 1868, 109% to 109% ;
Coupon, 10-40, Reg., 104 to 104% ; 10-40 Coupon, 105
to 105% ; October Compounds, 1865, 118%.
for the week were $2,974,000 in gold against $3,106,000,
$2,940,338 and $2,830,432 the preceding weeks. The
imports of merchandise for the week were $4,584,771
in gold against $6,198,507, $6,644,290 and $4,312,898
the preceding weeks. The exports, exclusive of specie,
were $2,827,891 in currency against $3,568,654, $2,772,-
263, and $2,509,312 tor .the preceding weeks. The ex-
ports of specie were $643,387 against $492,034, $648,923
and $653,498 for the preceding weeks.
wages of the personal labor or services ot the wife or
minor children of the defendant in trustee process.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved April 1, 1868.
This Skirt was patented Feb., 1866. It is entirely
New in Principle, and its improvements and advantages
over all others are obvious at a glance. The wires run.
ing vertically render it completely self-adjusting
requiring NO MANAGEMENT IN WEARING, but con-
forming itself to the action of the wearer, in all posi-
tions occupying no more space, in sitting or lying down,
than an ordinary muslin skirt It will sustain a weight
of clothing more than double tha t of any other, and retain
its proper form without in tho least affecting the trail.
Yet it is lighter, stronger, and more durable than any
other in the market, and for elegance of form and com-
fort of wearing it is unequalled. An extended descrip-
tion is not intended, but, as the experience of the
wearers is deemed- sufficient to demonstrate its value,
we add
What the Ladies gay
It possesses more real merit and good qualities than
has ever been claimed for it."
Every objection that has heretofore been urged against
Hoop Skirts is entirely removed by the COLBY SKIRT ;
and, in proportion as all others aro unyielding, difficult
to manage, and liable to get out of shape, so the Colby
skirt IS pltable, as comfortable as a Muslin Skirt, and
retains its Shape as long as the Steel will last. Pronounced
by all a real comfort asd blessing. Manufactured in
the latest Parisian Styles for walking or full dress.
Tbe largest assortment constantly on hand at
Between Broadway and Fourth Avenue.
N. B.Ladies residing at a distance can have skirts
sent by express by forwarding measurement of hips,
waist, length in front, and style required, whether for
walking, full dress, or general use.
Rolling on the ball.The Commercial Ad-
vertise says : Following the example of the
Gushing Girls of Peterboro, a movement is
on foot in Brooklyn to organize a Club of female
base ballplayers. Theyareto discard hoops and
skirts utterly, and appear in a genuine Arab rig.
Most of them are undergoing physical discipline,
and all of them are making preparations for a
The following is a law of Massachusetts, ex-
empting the earnings of wives and minors of
debtors :
Sec. 1. No person shall be adjudged a trustee by rea-
on of any money or credits in his hands, due for the
Sole Managers of that invaluable Book,
Canvassing Agents Wanted.
Over Bulletin Editorial Rooms.
Business Manager.
The First Mortgage Bonds of the Rockford, Rock
Island and St. Louis Railroad Company, as au Invest-
ment Security, combining perfect safety, cheapness,
and profit, are unequalled by anything ottered in the
They pay seven per cent, interestFebruary 1 and
August 1m gold coin, free of government tax. The
principal is also payable in gold.
The bonds have fifty years to run, and are convertible
into stock at the option of the holder. A sinking-fund
is provided sufficient to pay off the whole mortgage at
Each bond is for $1,000, or £200 sterling. Interest is
payable in New York or London, at the option of the
These bonds are fully secured, being a first lien of
$5,000,000 upon 200 miles of railway, costing $10,000,-
000, and traversing the finest district of Illinois; also
upon 20,000 acres of land, estimated to contain 100,000,-
000 tons of coal. These lands, on the completion of the
railroad through them, will be worth more than the
whole amount oi the mortgage.
For all the Coal this Company can produce there is a
ready market; 1,000 miles of railway and the popula-
tion of 30,000 square miles of territory can be supplied
with fuel from its mines more readily and cheaply than
from auy other quarter.
One-half of the means required, for the construction
and equipment of the railroad, aud for the purchase of
coal lands, is derived from the sale of capital stock, to
which large subscriptions are made along tho lino of
road and elsewhere.
The work of construction is proceeding with great
rapidity, and the first division of fifty miles, giving an
outlet to the coal, will be in full operation by 1st Jan-
uary next.
The estimated earnings of this lino of railway, with
its coal business, are three-fold what will be required to
pay interest on its bonds.
The trustee lor the bondholders is the Union Trust
Company of New York.
At 95, the present price, and with gold at 40 pre-
mium, the bonds pay an income of over 10 per cent,
per annum.
For sale at the office of tbe Company, 12 Wall street.
Governments and other securities received in ex.
H. H. BOODY Treasurer.
The Headquarters of the Committee are now open at
the Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York city, where all busi-
ness communications should he addressed.
The following is a list of the officers and members of
tbe Committee;
WILLIAM CLAFLIN, Chairman, Boston, Mass.
WM. E. CHANDLER, Secretary, Washington, D.C.
central executive committee.
William Claflin, Boston, Mass.; T. W. Park, North Ben-
nington, Vermont; William H. Kemble, 2,205 Green
street, Philadelphia ; Horace Greeley, New York ; H. H.
Starkweather, Norwich, Connecticut; B. R. Cowen,
Bella ire, Ohio ; Marsh Giddings, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
J. R. Jones, Chicago, Illmois-s Cyrus M. Allen, Vin-
cennes, Indiana ; E. B. Taylor, Omaha.
M. M. Southworth, New Orleans, Louisiana ; John H
Caldwell, Legrange, Geo.; B. F. Rice, Little Rock, Ark
George C. Gorham. San Francisco, California; Chas.
E. DeLong, Virginia City, Nevada.
Communications relative to documents and in relation
to the campaign in tbe Southern States, should he ad-
dressed to THOMAS S. TULLOCK, Secretary Union
Republican Congressional Committee, Washington, D. C.
JOHN O. JOHNSON, Acting Secretory.

Are now finished and in operation. Although this road
is built with great rapidity, the work is thoroughly done,
and is pronounced by the United States Commissioners
to be first-class in every respect, before it is accepted,
and before any bonds can be issued upon it.
Rapidity and excellence of construction have been
secured by a complete division of labor, and by distri-
buting the twenty thousand men employed along the
line for long distances at once. It is now probable that
The Company have ample means of which the govern-
ment grants the right of way, and all necessary timber
and other materials found along the line of its opera-
tions also 12,800 acres of land to the mile, taken in
alternate sections on each side of its road; also United
States Thirty-year Bonds, amounting to from $16,000 to
$18,000 per mile, according to Ihe difficulties to be sur-
mounted on the various sections to be built, for which it
takes a second mortgage as security, and it is expected
that not only the interest, but tbe principal amountmay
be paid in services rendered by the Company in 'rans
porting troops, mails, etc.
ROAD, from its Way or Local Business only, during the
year ending June 80, 1863, amounted to over
which, after paying all expenses was much more than
sufficient to pay the interest upon its Bonds. These
earnings are no indication of the vast through traffic
that must follow the opening of the line to the Pacific,
but they certainly prove that
upon such a property, costing nearly three times their
The Union Pacific Bonds run thirty years, are for
$1,000 each, and have coupons attached. They bear
annual interest, payable on the first days of January and
July at the Companys Office in tbe city of New York, at
the rate of six. per cent in gold. The principal is payable
in gold at maturity. The price is 102, and at the present
rate of gold they pay a liberal income on their cost.
A very important consideration in determining the
value of these bonds is the length of time they have to
It is well known that a long bond always commands a
much higher price than a short one. It is safe to as-
sume that during the next thirty years tbe rate of inter-
est in the United States will decline as it has done in
Europe, and we have a right to expect that such six per
cent, securities as these will be held at as high a pre-
mium as those of this government, which, in 1857, were
bought in at from 20 to 28 per cent, above par. The ex-
port demand alone may produce this result, and as the
issue of a private corporation, they are beyond the reach
of political action.
The Company believe that their Bonds, at the present
rate, ore the cheapest security in the market, and re-
serve the right to advance the price at any time. Sub-
scriptions will be received in New York
At the Companys Office, No. 20 Nassau street,
JOHN J. CISCO & SON, Bankers, No. 69 Wall street.
And by the Companys advertised agents throughout the
United States.
Remittances should be made in drafts or other (beds
par in New York, and the Bonds will be sent free of
charge by return express. Parties subscribing through
local agents will look to them for their safe delivery.
A PAMPHLET AND MAP FOR 1868 has just been pub-
lished by the Company, giving fuller information than
possible in an advertisement, respecting the Progress of
the Work, the Resources of the Country traversed by the
ltoad, tbe Means for Construction, and the Value ol the
Bonds, which will be sent free on application at the
Companys offices or to any of the advertised agents.
JOHN J. CISCO, Treasurer,
Sept. 1, 1868. New York.
Incorporated under the laws of the State, November
30th, 1867, for the purpose of providing
and promoting imigration.
Capital Stock...............$1,000,000
Divided in 200,000 shares at $6 each, payable in
229 BROADWAY, Comer Barclay Street,
To devise and offer to ihe Insuring Public
Like the circulation of National Banks, by being
Contain none of the Usual Restrictions
Anywhere outside the Torrid Zone.
Certificates of stock issued to subscribers immediately
upon receipt of the money.
Circular containing a full description of the property
to be distributed among the shareholders will be sent to
any address, upon receipt of stamps to cover return
Information as to price of land in any portion of the
State, or upon any other subject of interest to parties
proposing to imigrate cheerfully furnished upon receipt
of stamps for postage.
All letters should be addressed
N. D. MORGAN, Pres. T. T. MERWIN, Vice-Pres.
J. W. MERRILL, Secy. GEO. ROWLAND, Actuary.
Only 150 miles from New York City, near the Erie
D. D. McKOON, Agent, Long Eddy, Sullivan Co., N. Y.
Post Office Box No. 86,
San Francisco, California.
Bathing, Boating, Fishing. Village Lots, suitable for
any kind of manufacturing business requiring water
fronts, and frequent communication with the city, fo
sale cheap to capitalists for an investment, or on easy
terms for improvement
Also two Farms for sale in MonmouUt County, one of
them on the sea shore.
Inquire of B. FRANKLIN CLARK, 1 Park Place, New
Notary Public, New York.
45 Maiden Lane.
All kinds of first-class Account Books, Paper and Sta-
tionery for business, professional and private use. at
moderate prices. Job Printing, Engraving, Litho-
graphic Work and Book Binding of every style.
Please call or send your orders.
It has no equal in the world for neatness, convenience,
durability, safety, simplicity, and the perfection of its
cooking. No Stove-pipe or Chimney required ; no coal-
ashes or smoke produced. All sizes kept constantly on
hand, and can readily be shipped to any part of the
wo^ld. The fuel also furnished by the company, or can
be had of Oil Refiners.
Send for Pamphlet Circular containing full details.
484 Broadway, New York.
fiSf* The patronage of friends and the public gene-
rally is respectfully solicited. 4-9
20 North William street,
18-1 y ,__________New York.
528 Commercial si., first door above Leidesdorff.
Single Rooms 25 ots. per Night,
And less rates by the week. Clean Beds ready at all
hours, Day and Night. Spring Mattresses in
all ihe Rooms. Five popular Restaur-
ants within a block of the house.
SBERMAN <6 TAPPAN, Proprietors,
Besides the usual accommodations of a first class
houses we furnish all requisite facilities lor writing,
bathing, shaving, boot-blacking, mending, etc., etc.,
tree of charge. Call and look at the rooms.
Embraces a Hospital Department for invalids ; a College
Department for the Medical education of men and wo-
men (both are admitted on equal terms), and a Hygienic
Family Boarding-School for Boys and Girls. City Office
No. 95 Sixth Ave., N. Y. Send stamp for Circulars.
Women, will open November 2, 1868, at their new
building, 187 Second avenue, to continue twenty weeks.
GRAMMAR referred to in this paper of July 89th
may be had by addressing the authoress,
Hudson City, New Jersey.