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The Revolution

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The Revolution
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Revolution (New York, N.Y.)
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Anthony, Susan B ( Susan Brownell ), 1820-1906
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v. 1-8; Jan. 8, 1868-Feb. 17, 1872.

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PRINCIPLE, NOT POLICY: JUSTICE, NOT FA VOSS.MEN, THEIR RIGHTS AND NOTHING MORE: WOMEN, THEIR RIGHTS AND NOTHING LESS.
VOL. n.NO. 16. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1868. WHOLE NO. 42.
CiK Ikimliitiui!.
PUBLISHED WEEKLY, $2 A YEAR.
NEW YORK CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS, $2.50.
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON,! __________
PARKER PILLSBKRY, | iuaicors*
SUSAN B. ANTHONY, Proprietor.
' OFFICE 37 PARK ROW (ROOM 20.)
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.
POST-OFFICE MONEY ORDERS
may be obtained at nearly every county seat, in all the
cities, and in many oi the large towns. We consider
them perfectly safe, and the best mews of remitting
fifty dollars or less, as thousands have been sent to us with-
out any loss,
REGISTERED LETTERS,
under the new system, which'went into effect June 1st,
are a very safe means of sending small sums of money
where P. O. Money Orders cannot be easily obtained.
Observe, the Registry fee, as well as postage, must be paid
in stamps 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 Ms receipt for it. Letters sent in this way to us
are at our risk.
PREMIUMS!
For THREE NEW SUBSCRIBERS and SIX DOLLARS, W6 will
give one copy of
REBECCA; OR, A WOMAN'S SECRET.
By Mrs. Caroline Fairfield Corbin. Price $1.75
14 Dedicated to John Stuart Mill for his noble efforts in
behalf of Woman's Enfranchisement."
What Answer. A Story of To-day. By Anna Dick-
inson. Price $1.50.
Country Homes and how to save money. By S. Ed-
wards Todd.
For two new subscribers and four dollars we
will give one copy of ^
KELLOGGS NEW MONETARY SYSTEM,
Price $1.25.
For TWO NEW SUBSOBIBEBS and FOUR DOLLARS, W6 Will
give a steel engraving of Mrs. LUCRETIA MOTT, Mrs.
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON, ANNAE. DICKINSON,
or SUSAN B. ANTHONY.
GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES.
For 20 Subscribers, at $2.00 each, a fine Solid Silver
Waltham WatchWm. Ellery. Price, $20.
For 30 Subscribers, at $2.00, a fine SolidSilver Hunting-
Case, Full Jewelled, Patent Lever Watch. Price, $30.
For 40 Subscribers, at $2.00, an elegant American Wal-
tham Watch, Solid Silver Hunting-Case, Expansion
Balance, Four Holes JewelledP. S. Bartlett. Price,
$40.
For 75 Subscribers, a Fine Solid Gold, Full Jewelled,
Hunting-Case Ladys Watch, beautifully enamelled.
Price, $75,
For 100 Subscribers, an elegant Solid Gold American
Waltham Watch, Full Jewelled, Patent Lever, Hunting-
Case. Price, $100.
These Watches are from the well-known establishment
of Messrs. BENEDICT BROS., keepers of the city time,
and are put tip ready for shipment, and guaranteed by
them. The prices named are the lowest New York re*
tail prices,
THE WORKINGMEN IN' THE FIELD.
A new and formidable force is about to take
the field of political agitation and action. The
power of the working men and women of the
country is soon to be made manifest as never
before. When fully arrayed for action they will
be invincible. They will be the millions of
the strong, the brave, workers, producers
against the thousands who only thrive on the
results of labor not their own ; professional poli-
ticians and capitalists, who, by cunning and
fraud, working like gravitation night and day
continually, with time and wealth at command
which labor hitherto has not, control the legis-
lation and dictate all the policy of the govern-
ment. And not only will the numbers be on
the side of labor, but justice also, that divine
might and majesty by which one is able to
chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to
flight. The conflict may be sharp but need not
be long. Power possessed is not willingly sur-
rendered, but when once the broad front and
brawny arm of labor presents itself in force,
there is no earthly power can withstand it. The
experiment has been often tried against it, but
always in vain. So will it ever be. The fol-
lowing Address to the workingmen of the coun-
try needs no introduction, no explanation. A
cheerful and hearty response to its demands by
those to whom it comes, will itself be assured
success :
Office of the 4 National Labor Union, \
Philadelphia, Oct. 1, 1858. )
To the Workingmen and Women of the United
States :
The s econd annual sessiou of the National Labor Union
has just closed. I had the high honor to be ealled upon
to act as president of tbe National Labor Union, by the
unanimous voice of the delegates.
Having accepted the position, I now propose to go to
work, and I shall expect every man and woman who de-
sires to see the success ofour movement will go to work
also. We have undertaken a gigantic taska social and
political Revolution, such as the world has never seen.
To succeed, within a reasonable time, it will require the
united energies and persistent efforts of every friend of
the cause. While I promise you that I shall not he
found wanting ia energy, perseverance and patience,
you must not forget that I can do nothing without your
co-operation.
The convention resolved to proceed at once to the or-
ganization of a Labor Reform party, having for its
object the election of representative men to our state
and national councils."
The organization of a new partya Workingmans
partyfor ibe purpose of getting control of Congress
and the several State Legislatures is a huge work, but it
can and must bo done. We have been the tools of pro-
fessional politicians ot all parties long enough ; let us
now cut loose from all party ties and organize a Work-
ingmans party, founded upon honesty, economy, and
equal rights and equal privileges to all men. The day of
monster monopolies and class legislation must come to
a close. Let our motto be, One God, one Country, one
Currency." Money has ruled us long enough ; let us
see if we cannot rule money for a time. We wantequal
taxation upon all property according to its real value,
no matter whether it be in tbe shape of houses or gov-
ernment bonds. Let our cry be Reformdown with
a monied aristocracy and up with the people.
[Now, let every man and woman go to work. Do not
wait. Remember that procrastination is the thief of
time. Let each one start out with the determination
that we vill make the President in 1872 and. that be-
tween now and then. We wilt control Congress and the
Slate Legislatures, If we will but set out in earnest to
accomplish this great work, obnoxious laws will soon
disappear from our statute books; plain, practical laws
for the protection and encouragement of all tbe deserv-
ing will take their place, and the drones who fatten upon
the earnings of -the poor will be competed to make an
honest living or starve. Dont let ns wait io be pushed
into a corner. Stop acting on the defensivetake the
aggressive: make war upon every opposing power;
have faith in the right and sneoess will come. I ask
every one who may have a suggestion to ma ie or a ques-
tion to ask to put it on paper and send it to me. I shall
proceed, with the aid of others, to adopt a system of
operations as fast as possible. Each stale delegation
will report to me immediately the name of a man to act
as a member of the Executive Committee. As far as
names are recommended they will be appointed. I will
proceed to fill all vacanoi3S remaining on the first day of
November. All papers friendly to our movement please
copy. Wm. H, Sylvis,
President N. L. U.
COLORED CONVENTION IN UllOA.
A convention of colored people was held at
Utica last, week to demand right ot Suffrage.
Rev. J. W. Loguen was chosen President, Ad-
dresses were made fey the President, by W. W.
Brown of Boston, James Spellman of New
York, Stephen Myers and others. A Declara-
tion of Rights was issued, and the following
letter was received and read :
Womans Sttffoage Association of America, !
No. 87 Park-row, Boom No. 20, New Sore, Oot 1,1868)
To the President and members of the Colored Men's
State Convention.
Gentlemen : Permit me in behalf of the colored
women of the State of New York to urge upon you to
extend your demand for the ballot to your wives and
daughtersyour mothers and sisters. By the laws of
our State the grievances of colored ^omen are a thou-
sand fold greater chan those of oolored men. While
colored men not possessed of the requisite $250 to make
them voters are exempted from taxation, all colored
women worth even .$50 are compelled to pay taxes.
That is, the colored man to-dayis worth $200, and is ex-
empt, he dies to-morrow, and his widow is immediately
assessed as tax-payer. Then in all the tiades and pro-
fessions, your sisters and daughters have not only the
obstacles that are everywhere thrown in your way,
but also the prejudices and impediments everywhere
thrown in womans way, in addition. Now, Heaven,
and all colored men know that the barriers that hedge
your pathway on every side are most discouraging ; I ask
you, then, to remember the women by your side, and
secure to them all you claim for yourselves. Now is the
time to establish the government of our state, as well as
the nation, on the one Democratic Republican principle^
the consent of the whole peopleblack women and veoite,
as well as black men must now be brought within the
body politic.
Respectfully yours, Susan B. Anthony.
The letter of Miss Anthony was presented by
Mr. Spelman, New York delegate, and after it
was read, we understand a Mr. Rich of Troy
moved to lay it on the table, and on a vote
being taken it was almost unanimous The
Presidsnt, Rev. J. W. Loguen and Mr. Spelman
voted nay. Several attempts were made, we are
told, by the friends of Woman Suffrage to bring
the question before the convention again, but
they were unsuccessful, a careful canvass of the


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members showed that they were bitieriy opposed
to it.
The resolutions below were adopted among
others.
Whereas, The true basis of a democratic* republican
government is equal and impartial suffrage, therefore
Be it resolved, That we demand equality of suffrage
and all political franchise in the state of New York, as a
right inhere nt to a republican form of government.
Resolved, That we consider the election of Ulysses S.
Grant and Schuyler Colfax to the Presidency and Vice-
Presidency, and John A. Griswold to the Gubernatorial
chair of the state of New York at the approaching elec-
tion, of paramount importance to the colored inhabit-
ants of this State and country.
Resolved, That the legislature of this state be peti-
tioned to appoint as early a day as may be convenient
for them for the ratification of the new Constitution.
ANNA EL1ZABE1E DICKINSON.
BY MBS. ELIZABETH CADY STANTON.
( Continued from last week.)
Prom Eminent Women ofthe Age."
In October, 1862, she spoke before the Boston
Fraternity Lyceum, for which she received
many flattering notices and one hundred
dollars. She had hoped, through the influence
of iiiends, to make a series of appointments
for the winter, and thus secure a means of sup-
port. But the military reverses and discour-
agements left but little spirit among the people
for lectures of any kind, and she travelled from
place to place until her funds were exhausted.
Her lecture at Concord, New Hampshire, was
her last engagement for the season, and the ten
dollars promised there was all she had in pros-
pect for future need until something else might
offer.
This was a trying experience, for she had
just begun to hope that her days of darkness
had passed and triumph was near. In speaking
of it, she says : No one knows how I felt and
suffered that winter, penniless and alone, with
a scanty wardrobe, suffering with cold, weari-
ness, and disappointment. I wandered about
on the trains day after day, among strangers,
seeking employment for an honest living, and
failed to find it. I would have gone home, but
had not the means. I had borrowed money to
commence my journey, promising to remit
soon ; failing to do so, I could not ask- again.
Beyond my Concord meeting all was darkness ;
I had no further plaus. But her lecture there
on Hospital Lile was the turning point in her
fortunes. In this speech she proved slavery to
be the cause of the war, an£ that its continu-
ance would result in prolonged suffering to our
soldiers, defeat to our armies, and the downfall
of the republic. She related many touching in-
cidents of her experiences in hospital life, and
diew such vivid pictures of the horrors of both
war and slavery that by her pathos and logic,
she melted her audience to tears, and forced the
most prejudiced minds to accept her conclu-
sions.
It was on this occasion that the secretary of
the State Central Committee heard her for the
first time. He remarked to a friend, at the close
ol the lecture, If we can get this girl t > make
that speech all through New Hampshire, we
can carry the Republican ticket in this State
in the coming election. Fully appreciating her
magnetic power over an audience, he resolved
at once, that, if the State Committee refused'
to invite her, he would do so on his own re-
sponsibility.
But, through his influence, she was invited

by the Republican committee, and on the first
of February commenced her regular campaign
speeches. In the four weeks before election,
she spoke twenty times,everywhere to crowded,
enthusiastic audiences. Her march through
the state was a succession of triumphs, and
ended in a republican victory. The member in
the first district, having no faith that a woman
could influence politics, sent.word to the se-
cretary, Dont send that dd woman down
here to defeat my election. The secretary
replied, We have work enough for her to do
in other districts, without interfering with you.
But when the would-be honorable gentleman
saw Ibe furore she created, he changed his mind,
and inundated the secretary with letters to have
her sent there. But the secretary replied, It is
too late; the programme is arranged, and pub-
lished throughout the state. You would not
have her when you could, and now you cannot
have her when you will. It is pleasant to record
that this man, who had the moral hardihood to
use a profane adjective in speaking of a woman,
lost his election; and thus our congressional
halls were saved from so demoralizing an influ-
ence. His district was lost by a large majority,
while the other districts went strongly republi-
can. When tbe news came that the republicans
had earned the state, due credit was awarded to
Anna Dickinson for her faithlul labors in secur-
ing the victory. The governor-elect made per-
sonal acknowledgments that her eloquent
speeches had secured his election. She was
serenaded, feasted, and eulogized by the press
and the people.
New Hampshire safe, all eyes were now
turned to Connecticut. The contest there was
between Seymour and Buckingham. It was
generally conceded that, if Seymour was
elected, Connecticut would give no more
money or troops for the war. The republi-
cans were completely disheartened. They said
nothing could prevent the democrats from car-
rying the state by four thousand, while the
democrats boasted that they would carry it by
ten thousand. Though the issue was one of such
vital importance, there seemed so littlo hope of
success, that the republicans Were disposed to
give it up without making an effort. And no
resistance to this impending calamity was made
until Anna Dickinson went into, the state, and
galvanized the desponding loyalists to life.
She spent two weeks there, addressing large
and enthusiastic audiences all over the state,
and completely turned the tide of popular senti-
ment. Even the democrats, in spite of the
scurrilous attacks on her by some of their
leaders and editors, received her everywhere
with the warmest welcome, tore off their party
badges, and substituted her likeness, and ap-
plauded whatever she said. The halls where she
spoke were so densely packed, that republicans
stayed away to make room for the democrats,
and the women were shut out to give place to
those who could vote. There never was such
a furore about an orator in this country. The
period of her advent, the excited condition of
the people, her youth, beauty, and remarkable
voice, all heightened the effect of her genius,
and helped to produce this result. Her niime
was on every lip. Ministers preached about her,
prayed for her as a second Joan of Arc, raised up
by God to save that state to the loyal party, and
through it the nation to freedom and humanity.
As the election day approached, the excitement
was intense; and when at last it was announced
that the state was saved by a few hundred, votes,
the joy and gratitude of the crowds knew no
bounds. They shouted and hurrahed for Anna
Dickinson, serenaded her with full bands of
music, sent her presents of flowers, ornaments,
and books, manifesting in every way their love
and loyality to this gifted girl, who, through so
many years, had bravely struggled with poverty
to this proud moment of success in her countrys
cause.
Some leading men in Connecticut presented
her a gold watch and chain as a memento for
her valuable services in the state, paid her a
hundred dollars for every night she had spoken
there, and for the last night before election, in
Hartford, four hundred dollars. From the fol-
lowing comments of the press, the reader may
form some idea of the enthusiasm of fhe
people:
MISS DICKINSON AT ALLYN HALL.
The highest compliment that the Union men of this
city could pay Miss Anna E. Dickinson was to invite her
io make the closing and most important speech in this
campaign. They were willing to rest their case upon
her efforts. She may go iar and speak much ; she will
have no more flattering proof of the popular confidence
in her eloquence, tact, power, than this. Her business
being to obtain votes for the right side, she addressed
herself to that end with singular adaptation. But when
we add to this lawyer-like comprehension of the necessi-
ties of tne case, her earnestness, enthusiasm, and per-
sonal magnetism, we account for the effect she produced
on the vast audience Saturday night.
Allyn Hall was packed as it never was before. Every
se t was crowded. The aisles were full of Aien who
stood patiently for more than three hours, and window.
sills had their occupants, every foot of standing-room
was taken, and in the rear of the galleries men seemed
to hang in swarms like bees. Such was the view' from
the stage. The stage itself and the boxes were filled
with ladies, giving the speaker an audience of at least
two hundred who could not see her face.
To such an audience Miss Dickiusou spoke for two
hours and twenty minutes, and hardly a listener left the
hall during that time. Her power over the audience was
marvellous. She seemed to have that absolute mastery
of it which Joan of Arc is reported to have had of the
French troops. They followed her with that deep atten.
tion which is unwilling to lose a word, but greeted her,
every few moments, with the most wild applause, which
continued often for several minutes, breaking forth
afresh with irrepressible enthusiasm. We find no occa-
sion to abate a word from the very high estimate given of
her as an orator from her first speech in this city. And
she added vastly, on Saturday night, to the estimate of
her, by her versatility and ability as an advocate. The
speech, in itself, and its effect were magnificent,this
strong adjective is the proper one. If the campaign were
not closed, we should give a full sketch ofthe speech,
for its pertinent effect. But the work of the campaign
is done. And it only remains, in the name, we are sure,
ol all loyal men of this district, to express to Miss Dick-
inson most heartfelt thanks fQr her spleudid, inspiring
aid. She has aroused everywhere respect, enthusiasm,
and devotion, let us not say to herself alone, hut to the
country. hile such women are possible in the United
States, there isnt a spot big enough for her to stand on*
that wont he fought for so long as there is a man left
A NEW LECTURER.
A private note, speaking of Mrs. Sarah F ,
Nortons address before the Christian Union
of Nyack, says:
The entertainment was something more than was ex "
pected. Those who went there through a feeling Of
ennui or from curiosity to see Miss Anthony and a new
Womans Rights advocate, just to see how they look
and act, went away with something to think of. Precise
ly the thing they need here,some of themand Mrs
Norton's speech was very well calculated to produce that
effect. Itwasfullof fine points, delicately drawn, power -
ful in argument and most touching in its appeal to
women, and for them. Tears came into the eyes of the
women with whom I talked next morniog, and they said,
It is all true, but what can we do ? I shall set them
au example of what to do by getting all tbe subscription
*hat 1 can for The Revolution, as I think it the best
weekly paper extant. I believe, with Mrs. Norton, tha


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it is not enough that we fill our places when pointed out
to us, that every true woman should be on the alert tor
opportunities and compel the indifferent to sympathize
with their earnestness, if no t with their cause.
I again take pleasure in saying to friends who
wish a good and earnest word spoken in their
village, you cannot do better than engage Mrs.
Norton. Always remembering to say your
expenses shall be paid, and something more.
s. b. A,
THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN.
BY MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT1790.
CHAPTE-R IX.
OF THE PERNICIOUS EFFECTS WHICH ARISE FROM
THE UNNATURAL DISTINCTIONS ESTABLISHED
IN SOCIETY.
From the respect paid to property, flow, as
from a poisoned fountain, most of the evils and
vices which render this world such a dreary
scene to the contemplative mind. For it is in
the most polished society that noisome reptiles
and venomous serpents lurk under the rank herb*
age, and there is voluptuousness pampered by
the still sultry air, which relaxes every good
disposition before it ripens into virtue.
One class presses on another; for all are aim*
ing to procure respect on account of their pro-
perty ; and property, once gained, will procure
the respect due only to talents and virtue. Men
neglect the duties incumbent on man, yet are
treatecUike demi-gods ; religion is also separated
from morality by a ceremonial veil, yet men
wonder that the world is almost, literally speak-
ing, a den of sharpers or oppressors.
There is a homely proverb, which speaks a
shrewd truth, that whoever the devil finds idle
he will employ. And what but habitual idle-
ness can hereditary wealth and titles produce ?
For man is so constituted, that he can only at-
tain a proper use cf his faculties by exercising
them, and will not exercise them unless neces-
sity, of some kind, first set the wheels in mo-
tion. Virtue likewise can only be acquired by
the discharge of relative duties ; but the im
portance of these sacred duties will scarcely be
felt by the being who is cajoled out of his hu-
manity by the flattery of sycophants. There
must be more equality established in society, or
morality will never -gain ground, and this vir-
tuous equality will not rest firmly even when
founded on a rock, if one-half of mankind are
chained to its bottom by fate, for they will be
continually undermining it through ignorance
or pride.
It is vain to expect virtue from women till
they are, in some degree, independent of men ;
nay, it is vain to expect that strength of natural
' affection, which would make them good wives
and good mothers. Whilst they are absolutely
dependent on their husbands, they will be cun-
ning, mean, and selfish, and the men who can
be gratified by the fawning fondness of spaniel-
like affection, have not much delicacy, for love
is not to be bought, in any sense of the word ;
its silken wings are instantly shrivelled up when
anything beside a return in kind is sought.
Yet whilst wealth enervates men, and women
live, as it were, by their personal charms, how
can we expect them to discharge those enno-
bling duties which equally require exertion and
self-denial. Hereditary property sophisticates
the mind, and the unfortunate victims to it, if I
may so express myselfi swathed from their birth,
seldom exert their locomotive faculty of body
or mind ; and, thus viewing everything through
one medium, and that a false one, they are una-
ble to discern in what true merit and happiness
consist. False, indeed, must be the light when
the drapery of situation hides the man, and
makes him stalk in masquerade, dragging from
one scene of dissipation to another the nerve-
less limbs that hang with stupid hstlessness,
and rolling round the vacant eye which plainly
tells us that there is no mind at home.
I mean, therefore, to infer, that the society is
not properly organized which does not compel
men and women to discharge their respective
duties, by making it the only way to acquire
that countenance from their fellow-creatures
which every human being wishes some way to
attain. The respect, consequently, which is
paid to wealth and mere personal charms, is a
true north-east blast, that blights the tender
blossoms of affection and virtue. Nature has
wisely attached affections to duties, to sweeten
toil, and to give that vigor to the exertions of
reason which only the heart can give. But the
affection which is put on merely because it is
the appropriated insignia of a certain charac-
ter, when its duties are not fulfilled, is one of
the empty compliments which vice and folly
are obliged to pay to virtue and the real nature
of things.
To illustrate my opinion, I need only observe,
that when a woman is admired for her beauty,
and suffers herself to be so far intoxicated by
the admiration she receives as to neglect to
discharge the indispensible duty of a mother,
she sins against herself by neglecting to culti-
vate an affection that would equally tend to
make her useful and happy. True happiness,
I mean all the contentment and virtuous satis-
faction that can be snatched in this imperfect
state, must arise from well-regulated affections ;
and an affection includes a duty. Men are not
aware of the misery they cause, and the vicious
weakness they cherish, by only inciting women
to render themselves pleasing; they do not
consider that they thus make natural and arti-
ficial duties clash, by sacrificing the comfort
and respectability of a womans life to voluptu-
ous notions of beauty, when in nature they all
harmonize.
Cold would be the heart of a husband, were
he not rendered unnatural by early debauchery,
who did not feel more delight at seeing his
child suckled by its mother, than the most art-
ful wanton tricks could ever raise ; yet this
natural way of cementing the matrimonial tie,
and twisting esteem with fonder recollections,
wealth [leads women to spurn. To preserve
their beauty, and wear the flowery crown of the
day, that gives them a kind of right to reign for
a short time over the sex, they neglect to stamp
impressions on their husbands hearts, that
would be remembered with more tenderness
when the snow on the head began to chill the
bosom, than even their virgin charms. The
maternal solicitude of a reasonable, affectionate
woman is very interesting, and the chastened
dignity with which a mother returns the caress-
es that she and her child receive from a father
who has been fulfilling the serious duties of his
station, is not only a respectable, but a beauti-
ful sight. So singular, indeed, are my feelings,
and I have endeavored not to catch factitious
ones, that after having been fatigued with the
sight of insipid grandeur and the slavish cere-
monies that with cumberous pomp supplied the
place of domestic affections, I have turned to
some other scene to relieve my eye, by resting it
on the refreshing green everywhere scattered
by nature. I have then viewed with pleasure a
woman nursing her children, and discharging
the duties of her station with, perhaps, merely
a servant-maid to take off her hands the servile
part of the household business. I have seen
her prepare herself and children, with only the
luxury of cleanliness, to receive her husband,
who, returning weaiy home ia the evening,
found smiling babes and a clean hearth. My
heart has loitered in the midst of the group, and
has even throbbed with sympathetic emotion,
when the scraping of the well known foot has
raised a pleasing tumult.
"Whilst my benevolence has been gratified by
contemplating this artless picture, I have
thought that a couple of this description,
equally necessary and independent of each
other, because each fulfilled the respective du-
ties of their station, possessed all that life could
give. Raised sufficiently above abject poverty
not to be obliged to weigh the consequence of
every farthing they spend, and having sufficient
to prevent their attending to a frigid system of
economy which narrows both heart and mind.
I declare, so vulgar are my conceptions, that I
know not what is wanted to render this the
happiest as well as the most respectable situa-
tion in the world, but a taste for literature, to
throw a little variety and interest into social
converse, and. some superfluous money to give
to the needy and to buy books. For it is not
pleasant when the heart is opened by compas-
sion, and the head active in arranging plans of
usefulness, to have a prim urchin continually
twitching back the elbow to prevent the hand
from drawing out an almost empty purse, whis-
pering at the same time some prudential maxim
about the priority of justice.
Destructive, however, as riches and inherited
honors are to the human character, women are *
more debased and cramped, if possible, by
them than men, because men may still, in
some degree, unfold then* faculties by becoming
soldiers and statesmen.
As soldiers, I grant, they can now only gather,
for the most part, vain-glorious laurels, whilst
they adjust to a hair the European balance,
taking especial care that no bleak northern
nook or sound incline the beam. But the days
of true heroism are over, when a citizen fought
for nis country like a Fabrioius or a Washing-
ton, and then returned to his farm to let his
virtuous fervor run m a more placid, hut not a
less salutary stream. No, our British heroes
are oftener sent from the gaming table than
from the plough ; and their passions have been
rather inflamed by hanging with dumb suspense
on the turn of a die than sublimated by pant-
ing after the adventurous march of virtue in the
historic page.
The statesman, it is true, might with more
propriety quit the Faro Bank or card -table to
guide the helm, for he has still but to shuffle
and trick. The whole system of British politics,
if system ic may courteously be called, con-
sisting in multiplying dependents and contriv-
ing taxes which grind the poor to pamper the
noli; thus a war, or any wild goose chase is, as
the vulgar use the phrase, a lucky turn-up of
patronage for the minister, whose chief merit
is the art of keeping himself in place.
It is not necessary then that he should have
bowels for the poor, so he can secure for his
family the odd trick. Or should some show of
respect, for what is termed with ignorant osten-
tation an Englishmans birth-right, be expe-
dient to bubble the gruff mastiff that he has to
lead by the nose, be can make an empty snow,
very safely, by giving his single voice, and suf-
fering his light squadron to file off to the other
ide. And when a question of humanity is agi-


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gUmoiItttitrt*.
fated, he may dip a sop in the milk of human
kindness, to silence Cerberus, and talk of the
interest which his heart takes in an attempt to
make the earth no longer cry for vengeance as
it sucks in its children's blood, though his cold
hand may at the very moment rivet their chains,
by sanctioning the abominable traffic. A min-
ister is no longer a minister than while he can
carry a point, which he is determined to cany.
Yet it is not necessary that a minister should
feel like a man, when a bold push might shake
his seat.
But to have done with these episodical obser-
vations, let me retnrn to the more specious
slavery which chains the very soul of woman,
keeping her forever under the bondage of ignor-
ance.
The preposterous distinctions of rank which
render civi'ization a curse, by dividing the
world between voluptuous tyrants and cunning,
envious dependents, corrupt, almost equally,
every class of people, because respectability is
not attached to the discharge of the relative du-
ties of life, but to the station, and when the
duties are not fulfilled, the affections cannot
gain sufficient strength to fortify the virtue of
which they are the natural reward. Still there
are some loop-holes out of which a man may
creep, and dare to think and act for himself;
but for a woman it is an herculean task, be-
cause she has difficulties peculiar to her sex to
overcome, which require almost superhuman
powers.
A truly benevolent legislator always endeav-
ors to make it the interest of each individual to
be virtuous ; and thus private virtue becoming
the cement of public happiness, an orderly
whole is consolidated by the tendency of all the
parts toward a common centre. But the pri-
vate or public virtue of women is very proble-
matical ; lor Rousseau, and a numerous list of
male writers, insist that she ;;hould, all her life,
be subjected to a severe restraint, that of pro-
priety. Why subject her to proprietyblind
propriety, if she be capable of acting from, a
nobler spring, if she be an heir of immortality?
Is sugar always to be pioduced by vital blood?
Is one-half of the human species, like the poor
African slaves, to be subject to prejudices that
brutalize them, when principles would be a
surer guard, only to sweeten the cup of man?
Is not this indirectly to deny women reason ?
for a gift is a mcckeiy, it it be unfit for use.
(To be Continued.)
WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY TO US.
. San Fbancisco, Sept. 13tb, 1868.
Editors of the B&oolvtion:
Yoxjb paper meets with a hearty response from many
on this coast, because they are in full sympathy with it-
You call things by their right names and Amen"
comes sounding up from their souls to you. They can
read and respond, but how much better is the world for
it? ^ re they ready to act and labor for a change? Oh
that i3 different. No, they repeat the same thing over
and over again, and declare they have done many
things they should not have done, and left undone those
things they should have done, Lord have mercy upon ns
miserable sinners. Now, why do they do those things
they should not do, and why do they not do those things
they should do ? is not this mockery to repeat and
still do? California is moving, and needs a Revo-
lution ; lor man has not learned to be just to his fellow,
beings. The female printers found themselves shut
out by the male Printers Union here, and to get a
chance to work and live, they organized for themselves
a Union, and have five women and some men employed
and plenty to do, and plenty of material aid, but are not
strong-minded enough to tell the world of their struggles
for who they are. 1 gave them the right hand of eilow
ship and bade them God speed. Ifind areal move-
ment, that should be in large numbers everywhere, a
Womans Co-operative Union. They have a store, and
do quantities of work, and take and believe in The
Revolution. Efforts of this kind make better deve-
loped minds than working for others. Miss A. W. Mc-
Clelland is engaged in designing and wood engraving
and is busy. We have several very excellent lady
physicians who are receiving their share of patronage.
Mrs. Laura Cuppy is lecturing at the Opera House on
Sunday evenings to well filled housesand Miss Eliza
H. Fuller has excellent audiences mornings and evenings
at Mechanics Hall. Liberal ideas and radical sentiments
are warrants of progression.
The efforts of Mrs. Eliza W. Farnham have proved a
stimulus to earnest women; long may its effect be felt,
Mrs. M. E. Beman, a little, earnest woman, two years
ago, concluded to build a Healing Institute in Alameda,
across the Bay from this city. She started with but little
money, bought her lots on liberal terms and built her
house. She has paid for what she bought, built addi-
tions to her house, and now owns eight lots, and intends
buying more.
Mr. C. W. Tappan is canvassing thoroughly in this city
and Elizabeth M. Tibault is working for The Revolu-
tion here. I sincerely hope you rosy reap as abundant
a harvest for your noble paper as our farmers are re-
alizingfrom their fruit-sand grain. Everything is flourish-
ing and California is in the ascendant. In my next I
will give you some idea of our domestic and social sys-
tem.
I will now close by saying there are three hundred
women, who are proprietors and keepers of Lodging
and Boarding houses in this city.
Yours etc., J. H. Atkinson.
California is gloriously responding to our ap-
peal. No steamer arrives without a tribute to
The Revolution.
THE WORK AT THE WEST.
The following are extracts of a very interest-
ing private letter from Chicago, dated Oct 3,
1868:
Your paragraph in this weeks Revolution,'which
gives my friend, P. W. Gates, the credit of expending
$9,000 for a Womans Home in this city, is is not quite
true. Seth Paine is the man to whom the Womans
Home in Chicago is indebted for existence, and who, to
get it started, put into it the sum of $12,000all he was
worth. Mr. Gates made a donation of money to the.
Home, as have other wealthy men in tho city, and he ad-
vanced money to Mr. Paine, which the latter has since
repaid. Seth Paine is the author and founder of the
Home. With little sympathy and less help, he estab-
lished one adequate to the accommodation of eighty
women ; and now, with a good deal of sympathy, and
no little substantial aid, he is adding to it another which
will quadruple its accommodations. How respectable
working women pay $3.75 per week for board and lodg-
ing in the Home; when the addition is completed the
charge will be reduced to $3 per week. Mr. Paine is a
fanatic on this subject. I believe in fanatics; they
have accomplished most of the good done in the world ;
and when he gets his present Home in good running
order, he will undertake another, in another ward of the
city, and so on, until every one of our city wards has a
Workingwomans Home of its own. Mr. Paineis as-
sisted in his work by his daughter Fanny, a superior girl,
who, at the age of thirteen, was the acting paymaster (or
mistress) to the Eagle Works Manufacturing Company of
this city, where she paid out yearly $260,000, keeping
the time-sheets, account-book, and pay-roll of each of
the 400 men employed, each one of whom she knew
personally, calling him by nameand receiving for her
services $650 per annum. It was a wonderful thing for
such a girl to do, and her infallible correctness and
promptness were a matter of astonishment to all. Mr.
Paine is interested in behalf of laboring women to an
extent that absorbs his whole being. All obstacles melt
before the white heat of his enthusiasts.
I cannot tell you how much I like The Revolution.
Every number inspires me like the blast of a bugle. I
should sometimes quarrrel with you ii X lived in your
cityabout Train and Tammany Hall, for instance,
especially the latterbut I led that as far as possible
women should hang together on this equal suffrage
question, and so have not bothered you with any writ-
ten words on these subjects. But if die democrats had
received you aud Miss Anthony, I should have mourned
more bitterly than over any other calamity that could
have overtaken you7 your deaths excepted. You kn
they would not, and your plea for admission to their
Convention was, I presume, only a bit of strategy. I
think I promised Miss AnthoDy or yourself an occasional
article lor The Revolution, but you do not need me,
and I am working in my field of labor with pen and voice
and influence, always having in view the same end as
yourselfthe elevation ol woman. I have persuaded
several of my friends, East and West, to send for The
Revolution, and all like it as well as I do. It is able,
brave, trenchant, plucky, and good-natured. I am proud
of it, and of its proprietor and editors.
Two papers have made their debut in Chicago this
week, started, owned and edited by women. The Sorosis,
which announces that it does not go for Female Suffrage,
and the Legal News, published in the interest oi the
legal profession. Both have started ofl well, and pro-
mise to live and thrive. Mrs. Dr. M. L. TValker is the
right-hand woman of the Sorosis, and Mrs. Judge Brad-
well, of my acquaintance, a bright, smart, wide-awake
little woman, owns and edits the News. I hope both
will do well. We are getting a good ready in Chi-
cago, and one of these not far off days, the women
who are for obtaining every right that belongs to them
will move altogether. I hear of a movement now a-foot
to organize the triends of Equal Suffrage, but as my in-
formation is obtained through our daily press, which
pours the hot shot of ridicule into any progressive
movement of women, be it what it may, I have no idea
what are the facts in this case.
The increasing ridicule of women by the press of the
country is losing its effect on its victims. At first, like
our soldiers under fire, they dodged the paper can-
nonading, but as it has continued, we have found it"
harmless, and most of us now allow the balls to whiz>
and the shot to howl, and the shell to shriek, wichout
being disconcerted.
We cannot agree with the writer as to Tam-
many. If Miss Anthony had been admitted,
no doubt Chase would have been nominated,
and Universal Suffrage made a plank in the
platform, as the result of the brave, true words
she would have uttered in the ears of the de-
sponding democrats. The majority of the men
in that convention were ready for an onward
step, but they were deceived and betrayed by a
few party leaders. A true word from a true
woman might have galvanized them into a new
life. Frank Blairs recent speech on Womans
Suffrage, and the columns of the New York
World and Express, all show that our democrats
fully appreciate the merits of this question.
Human nature is very much the same in all
parties and sects. Judging from the Chicago
platform and the Presidential nominee, we hope,
for the future of the nation, that there is some
godliness outside the republican party. At all
events, we should not be afraid of sitting in
convention with such men as Horatio Seymour,
Sanford E. Church, Manton Marble and Eras-
tu$ Brooks. If a Shadrach, Meshhach and
Abednego could pass through a fiery furnace
unscathed, a good woman might with equal
safety pass through a democratic convention.
As to Train! please remember that he was
the only man in the nation generous enough
to help us to establish a womans paper. Shall
we not grant him the privilege of saying his say,
in his own way, in our columns ?
P. S. It is unnecessary to tell you how well I like The
Revolution, as not to like it would show a want ol
common sense, of which I claim to have a reasonable
portion. Very respectfully,
Mulbery, Georgia. L. Y. Bradduby,
We are glad to be appreciated by our southern
friends, we feel tor them the deepest sympathy
in this transition period of their history, hence
our one demand has been universal suffrage and
universal amnesty from Maine to California.
No reconstruction is worth a straw that is not
based on equal righ ts to every citizen of the re -
public.
Washington, D. C., Oct. 9tb, 1868.
Dear Mbs. Stanton : Your article on Assurance Cos
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ing you 'would like to know the fact, I call your attention
to the formation of two Life Insurance Companies recent-
ly, both of which announce as a new and desirable feature
that there are no extra risks charged upon the lives of wo-
men. One of these commends itself because of another
important principlethat of co-opcraliou on which it is
established. I refer to the M anhattan Co-operative Belief
Association. The prospectus says : The classes for
women are the same as those for men, and that every-
thing is done to make each class eq'ial.
The other is the National Life Insurance Company,
organized under act of Congress, at the bead of which
is Jay Cooke. I have examined the tables, etc., of this
company and think it the most liberal in America. They
place prominently in their advertisements No ex-
tra rates charged for risks upon tho live of Females.
With respects to Miss Anthony, Mr. Pillsbury and
yourself, I remain faithfully,
R. J. Hinton.
Straws show which way the wind blows. So
it seems that e^en Insurance Companies are
walriag up in the nineteenth century to the fact
that a woman is a human being.
Let every woman be careful of whom she
purchases a policy. Somebody writes us that
not long since a man and wile bought a joint
policy against death and accident. The wife was
thrown out of the cars and broke her leg. The
company refused to pay anything, on the ground
that husband and wife are one, aud that one the
husband. Wonder if he bore the pain when the
leg was set.
SHALL WE WEAR CORSETS ?
Editors of the Revolution :
Wear corsets for the sake of beauty by contraction of
the form? Never 1 Creative nature settled that iu the
beginning. As we are, we are beautifully as well as
wonderfully made, and any change of any part by up-
holsteral addition, or artificial compression, is unlawful
interference with Gods prerogative. He secured us by
1 etters patent and permits no infringement on his righ\
But a distressed father complains that the mother has
encased their little daughter of ten, in corsets. Permit
me a word then on that article, used only as support for
the other clothing, but never for other reasons. Made
light, with wide, properly fitting shoulder-straps, and
worn loosely, they may be a healthy support to the
superabundant weight of skirt? imposed on woman by
the reiguiug fashion. The bands and strings usually
worn round the waist lor that purpose, especially by
young girls while growing,, are often a fruitful source of
the most dangerous diseases.
Mrs. Emilie J. Meriman of this city has invented an
improvement in corsets which I sincerely hope will soon
go into general use. There is an arrangement of shoul-
der-straps on the most scientific principle for the entire
support of the whole dress, distributing the weight of
the clothing in a healthy and agreeable manner.
When mothers are educated as they should, and I trust
one day will be, in the principles of physiology and the
laws of our being, they will dress themselves and their
daughters in accordance with tuose laws, thereby secur-
ing bealtb, happiness and longer life, vith a degree of
personal grace and beautytoo, as yet unknown. Women
as doctors, well qualified, will be able to impart instruc-
tion to women, as men, however learned, can never do.
Women are not more vain than men. Few husbands
or fathers will appear in society with their wives and
daughters uufashionably dressed, however preposterous,
unnatural or unhealthy tlie'fashion may be, or bow ex-
pensive beyond their means of living. If womn were
educated as they should be, and enough of thorn well
qualified physicians, and it' husbands, lathers, brothers
were.delivered from club house temptation and pride,
and all conspired to make home healthful and happy, the
key to all national progress and prosperity would have
been discovered, and the day of the worlds redemption
would be at hand.
Mbs. C. S. Lozier, M.D.
CONGRESS AS IT IS.
An intelligent and valued coirespondeut in
Boston writes in a private note thus :
I hope we shall have Mr. Train in Congress, and here,
after many more such until there is a party of truth.
Now it is oil falsehood an d sham. Belore another elec-
tion we shall have some of the fruits of your labor which
will astonish our conservative friends. The world does
move, and faster too than'most.persons suspect. Four
years more, and then!
WHA1 THE PRESS SAYS OF US.
From Che Olive Branch.
The Revolution.We miss this spicy leader of
the times from our editorial table. Will anybody tell us
the reason why? We were wont to read every column
of The Revolution, as we have long been converts
to most of its truths. Please send The Revolution
in exchange for the Olive BramJh. Let peace and war
for once amicably kiss each other.
Our exchange list is so large that we are
gradually culling it down, but this appeal is so
amiable and affectionate that we shall be irre-
sistably drawn to the sanctum of the Olive Branch
whoever else wo may forswear. .
From the Boston Post.
Miss Susan B. Anthony is working like a Trojan (we
dont exactly see the force of the simile, hut being old
it will pass) for an improvement in the condition ot the
girls and women who have to earn their living by manual
labor. Mainly through her exertions a printing office on
the oo-operative plan has been established, and she and
other progressive and aggressive ladies are now at work
on a scheme to establish, on the same plan, a community
ot sewing-machine operators. It certainly will not do
any harm to try means like these to help the working
women to a better position than they now occupy, and
it may do much good. The female compositors can
earn fifteen to twenty debars a week, when regularly
employed, and the sewiug-haachine operators can earn
from six to twelve dollars. But there is a great army of
young girls in New York who do not earn over five dol-
lars a week, and we hope Miss Anthony will be able some
time to do something for these. Sbe deserves a great
deal of credit for what she has done already.
Yes, Miss Anthony is working like a Tro-
jan, and if all the women of wealth who are
giving their thousands every year to seminaries
and colleges for young men, would but help to
found a grand printing establishment for wo-
men, with a daily paper at their disposal, they
would speedily crown Miss Anthonys labors
with complete success.
From the (Vineland, N. J.) Independent.
Enfranchisement of Women.We publish elsewhere
a call, by the prominent women ot Vineland, for a meet-
ing, on Thursday afternoon, the 15th inst., to discuss
matters pertaining to the pending election. The doc-
trine that woman has a vital interest, and should have an
active voice in the election of the officers of the govern-
ment, is giining advocates from the most influential and
educated circles. We doubt not that, were this privilege
extended to them, it would hs adequately appreciated,
and employed for the public good.
We notice that the women of Vineland were requested
to meet in Union Hall on Thursday, October 15th, at 3
oclock, p.m., to discuss matters pertaining to the pend-
ing election. Call signed by
Portia Gage,
Frances A. Willson,
Harriet J. Andrews,
Jane H. Reed,
Deborah Butler,
Mart Clute,
Emily H. Lyford,
Frances J. Hears,
E. Annie
Parmelxa D. Thomson,
Phebe T. N. Cambfell,
Luania D. Cross,
Ellen Ellis,
Sarah T. H. Pearson,
Sophronia C. Payne,
Mary H. Brydges,
Ellen R. Hunter,
Kingsbury,
and others.
When the Portias sit in judgment on the Shy-
locks of this unhappy state, we shall have
equity in our courts and wisdom in our coun-
sels.
-From the N. Y. Evening Post.
New Tactics for Women. A Meeting in PartsA
Womans Speech.The question of womans rights and
wrongs has been recently debated with much warmth in
Paris, at a succession of public meetings held in a build
ing which bears the name of Le Vauxball. .The Pall
Matt Gazette says :
Mile. Maxime Breuil achieved the great success of
these meetings. She was listened to and applauded;
her speeches have been reprinted, and have been review-
ed by divers newspapers, It would be difficult to form
an opinion of their merits from the judgments of the
press. Figaro, in a very coarse paragraph, Ascribes the
ladys theories as not only absurd but disgusting;
wbilo the Temps certainly a far mere serious and
straigbt-laced paper than Figarospeaks, on the other
hand, of her eloquent and generous pages, her noble
and sincere language. Between such conflicting testi-
monies we cannot decide, not having read these wonder-
fu 1 speeches ; but one quotation we have seen which
certainly entitles Mile. Maxime Breuil to be ranked
apart from the common run of lemalo advocates of wo-
mans rights. We would be truly bappy if, by our
translation, we could induce our country women to
adopt some of her views. It might go for to comfort
them under the defeat they are suffering at the hands of
ungallant and narrow-minded revising barristers, and
would lay the vexed question of female voters at rest for
some time. After asserting that there is complete
equality between the sexes, and that women have the
same rights, without exception, as men, MUe Breuil
slated that she did not for the present wish to see wo-
men put in possession of their political rights, and ad-
dressing herself more especially to her male auditors,
she said, with perhaps not wholly undeserved severity :
You have learned yourselves, and at your own ex-
pense, what is the cost of handling without previous
instruction this dangerous weapon, for each time it has
exploded in your unskilful hands it has wounded your
children and your best friends. Before you confide itto
womenand it will be your duly one day to do soyou
must enlighten them ; and, in the meantime, you must
continue to bear alone the responsibility of the lamenta-
ble incapacity ot which you have given proof hitherto.
In piesence of this capacity, and while bearing with you
the burden of its grevious results, we may, without
temerity, assert that women might have done belter, and
there is great consolation in thinking that at any rate
they could not have done worse! Be that as it may, their
moral atrophy (the result of a prolonged sta e of tute-
lage) renders them unfit to use their civic rights ; they
must, therefore, abstain until such time as they are bet-
ter prepared. Nevertheless, those rights are indefeasi-
ble.
In other words, men having, politically speaking,
got into a muddle, must get out of it as best they can
without the help ot womankind. There is something
spirited in Mile. Breuils refusal ot aid.
Oh, no, Mile. Breuil, that will never do. The
quickest way to teach a boy how to svvim is to
put him in the water ; the quickest way to teach
a woman the art of government is to gi?e her
the ballot. The very reason men have failed is
because woman has not helped them, and just
so long as they are left to manage alone things
will be forever in a muddle, in the state and "he
church; and unless they help us wo shall never
get the domestic machinery in smooth working
order. When they bring their science and in-
vention to bear on household arrangements,
light, heat, cooking, washing, ironing, etc.,
everything will move like magic. Blessed day,
when those whom God hath joined together,
shall be separated no more!
THE POLITICS OF THE REVOLUTION.
From the N. Y. Sun.
We learn that the progressive women of Massachu-
setts, who have organized a woman's (dub in Boston,
are not satisfied with The Revolution as an or-
gan of the womans movement. So tar as we are inform-
ed, their design is, by conventions of progressive women,
and by protest and rebukes, to endeavor to bring Mrs.
Stanton, Moss Anthony, and Mr. Parker Pillsbury, the
editors of that paper, back into what they regard as the
path of safety and of duty. The fault of that journal, if
we clearly apprehend the case, is that it is favorable to.
the democratic party and its policy, while the ladies of
Massachusetts axe republican.
We trust that we shall not intrude in offering some
remarks on this subject. If the advocates of womans
rights in Boston or elsewhere dont like The Revolu-
tion, they can let it alone, oi tney can establish a paper
of their own to controvert and correct its her esies. Thoy
should not forget that Mrs. Stanton and her colleagues
have just as good a right to advocate the election oi the
democratic candidates as they would have to support
Grant and Colfax if they were so inclined. The Rev-
olution is theirs, ana nothing is o be more jealously
guarded than the freedom of the press. It is one of the
great bulwarks ot a republican form of government.
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We trust that progressive lades of Massachusetts are not
goim' to commit the fault of ignoring this great princi-
ple of political liberty. They oueht not to attempt, by
the resolves of conventions or otherwise, to overawe
Mrs. Stanton and Mr. Pilsbury, and compel them to
suppress the utterance of their sincere convictions. We
presume that on second thoughts they will not resort to
a course so injudloious. The better way would be to
establish a republican woman's paper, leaving The
Revolution to address itself to the progressive women
of the democratic party alone. We hone that this plan
will be adopted, and then the two papers can go at each
other in a truly winning, persuasive, and lovely manner,
which will serve as an example to all the masculine
politicians in the land. In this way the ladies of Mas-
sachusetts can render a service to their country which
will entitle them to public gratitude forever.
The thanks of Tee Revolution are cor-
dially given to the Sun for its very friendly in-
terference in its behalf. It is not true, how-
ever, that The Revolution is favorable to
the democratic party and its policy, as at pre-
sent organized and conducted; but it is true that
the malcontents in Boston are strongly com-
mitted to the republicans whose claim to the
support of honest men and the sympathy of
true and progressive women, we do not regard
as any better. We agree substantially with
Wendell Phillips and the democratic press in
their estimate of Gen. Grant.
WORKING WOMENS UNIONS.
BY MME. FLORA TSISTON.
Translated for The Revolution."
Previous to the Revolution, the working man in
France was a mere serf or slave, whose existence in re-
ligion, in politics and in society was alike ignored. But
when his rights as a man and a citizen were admitted,
what a change took place I As if by magic, there sprang
from the ranks of the working men, Philosophers, Artists,
Poets, Statesmen, writers, etc., who cast over France a
lustre which it had never kuown before. The good that
resulted to the working man in France in 1789 will be
felt by the world when Womans Revolution has taken
place.
It is evident that from the day in which the strength,
the intel-igence, the capacity of women, who constitute
the ha.f ot the human race, are brought to bear on the
social economy, the riches and prosperity of the country
will be increased in an incalculable degree.
The inferiority of woman having been once proclaimed
and laid down as a principle, see what disastrous conse-
quences have resulted to humanity 1 Thinking that wo-
man, from her organization, according to the teachings of
philosophers, ^lacked strength, intelligence and capacity,
and was consequently unfit for serious and useful work,
men concluded that it would be lost time to try to give
her solid, rational education, which would fit her to be a
useful membe" of society. It is true thatthere appeared
from time to t mo a few men of intelligence who felt
keenly for their mothers, wives and daughters, and who
protested against this order of things. For a short time>
perhaps, society would fee) moved, but would soon argue
after this fashion : We will suppose that woman is net
what philosophers have thought herjthatshe is endowed
with great moral strength and intelligence; where would
be tbe use of developing these faculties i? a state of so-
ciety where she could not usefully employ them ? Better
toleaveher in ignorance ol her own capabilities; she will
suffer all the less.
You will now see the evil results of having accepted a
false principle. In tbe life ol the workingman, the wo.
man is everything to him. He says, and truly; It is
the working woman who makes or unmakes the home."
And yet'wbat education, what instruction, what develop-
ment, either moral, intellectual or physical, does the wife
of the working man receive ? Very little, if any. As a
child, she is left to the tender mercy of a mother or grand-
mother, who, herself, has received no education. * *
Nothing sours the temper and hardens the heart like the
continual suffering which a child endures in consequence
of unjust and harsh treatment. * # When about
tbo age of twenty, the young girl will probably marry.
* Aristotle, less tender than Plato, asked, without an-
swering, the following question : Have women souls?"
The council of Macon condescended to-decide this ques-
tion in favor of women, by a majority of three voles..
If she has children, she will, in her turn, be quite incap-
able of properly bringing them np. I do not accuse
woman of ber ignorance and incapacity ; no, it is society
who is guilty of neglecting her education. The working
mans wife, as a general rule, is harsh aud ill-tempered ;
but from what cause comes this state of things, which is
so different from the good, gentle, generous nature of
woman ? Poor wife! she has so many causes of irrita-
tion. First of all, the husband, having received more
instruction than his wife, being tbe head, according to
toe law, and also from his earning the money, or at least
the greater part of it, feels himself much superior io his
wife. He treats her, to say the least, with disdain, and
the poor woman naturally feels humiliated aud irritated.
Tbe home becomes unpleasant to the husband, who then
goes to tbe bar-room, to drink with other husbands as
unhappy as himselfr The wife, seeing the money which
was needed to maintain the family, spent in drink, gets
angry and often exasperated. It is only those who have
seen snch households, who can know the unhappiness
felt by the man, the suffering endured by the woman.
Reproaches, ill-usage, discouragement; often blows and
despair succeed. Besides this, there are occasional sick-
ness and want of work. Perhaps four or five children
playing or fretting round the mother, and often confined
to one or two rooms where they can hardly move round.
It would take an angel not to become irritated and impa-
tient in such a position. With such surroundings, what
hecomes of the children ? Evil society is early found
for girls as well as boys. Among the unfortunate and
fallen of both sexes, how many there are who could truly
say : If we had only had a mother capable of bringing
us up right, we should not be where we are now. The
mother influences the child ; it is from her alone that he
gets the first ideas oJ a science which is so important to
acquire, the science of life, which teaches us to live well
and profitably to ourselves aud to others.
The working man, who has not the same means of re-
laxation and enjoyment lhai the wealthy man possesses,
should find his chief consolation and happiness in the
women of the family. Do those men who are ready to
cry out against innovatious, understand why women
should be placed on an absolute equality with man, an
equality which she possesses in virtue of that legal right
which every being brings into the world at birth ?
I claim equal rights for woman, because I feel con-
vinced that all the unhappiness of the world has sprang
from the neglect and contempt of the natural and inali-
enable rights of woman. I claim equal rights for wo-
man, because it is the only means whereby she will ob-
tain a proper education, aud it is only when woman is
rightly educated that man will he so. I claim for her
every right in the church, in the law, and in the world
at large.
Men complain of the discontent and ill-temper of
women. I would feel but a poor opinion of women, if,
in the state of subjection and inferiority in which the
laws and customs have placed them, they submitted
without a murmur to the yoke that weighs on them.
Thank God! it is not so. Their protestations from the
earliest times, have been incessant. * Working
men I you with whom I can reason, imagine women
possessing equal rights with yourselves. From the mo-
ment that the development of moral, physical and intel
lectual faculties of woman would no longer be dreaded
as dangerous to the welfare of humanity, the greatest
care will he shown in her instruction, so as to obtain
from her intelligence and work the best results pos
sible. * The wife, being in every respect equal
to her husband, will no longer be treated by him as an
inferior. Having received a thorough education, both
theoretical and practical, she will conduct tbe household
with order and economy, and guide her children with
intelligence and tenderness. What content and happi-
ness the husband of such a woman would feel I Finding
in his wile intelligence, good sense and high aims, he
will be able to converse with her on serious subjects, to
speak of his projects, and in concert with her, will work
to ameliorate their condition. * I maintain that
the well being ol man is impossible until that of the wo-
man bj his side is accomplished. It is to you, working
man you who are the victim of oppression and injus-
tice, to proclaim before all men (or the world) entire,
equality between man and woman.
A Woman Walker.The papers say a female
walliist is now in training in Troy, for a pedes-
trian feat on the Rensselaer Park. She is an
English'woman, and has already walked her
1,000 miles in 1,000 hours in Manchester. She
has a liking for male attire, and answers to the
name of Madam Moore.
LETTER FROM GEO. FRANCIS TRAIN.
/
A SPLENDID TRIBUTE TO WOMAN.WHAT WE WANT
IS WOMAN AS A DOCTOR.IT IS A SHAME FOR MEN
DOCTORS TO ENTER THE BED-CHAMBERS OF OUR
WIVES AND DAUGHTERS alone.
Dublin, Pour Courts marshalsea, \
Sept 30,1868. \
Dear Revolution: Only to enclose extract
of Dr. Rosss speech before the Female Medi-
cal Society, and to say my cell is still my home.
Stanley tells Johnson he cant help it, and
Johnson has written Reward, and I have de-
clined Sewards services!
AMERICA MUST HAVE A COLLEGE OF WOMEN MID-
WIVES.
Lord Shaftsburys Female Medical College gets
on famously. Dr. Ross paid a noble tribute to
The Revolution.
Then there was, said Dr. Ross, this unanswerable ar-
gument, that there were hundreds of women through-
out the length and breadth of this country already prac-
tising the art, some of them acting independently in
small hamlets or large towns, others officiating as sub-
ordinates to the medical officers of lying-in charities and
dispensaries. Was it not, then, both right and neces-
sary that these women should bo adequately taught and
trained for their .duties ? What interest could the pub-
lic have in the gross and dangerous ignorance of the
present race of village midwives? Abolish them they
could not, lor the imperious wants of their sex made
them necessary. Tolerate them they must; but as tol-
eration was but half justice, the concession which might
made to right, it would he better, in an enlightened age
like this, to regulate and authorize their practice. Alter
testing this subject in various ways, Dr. Ross proceeded
as follows: History abounds in narratives of women
who have distinguished themselves in every vocation in
life. They have attained the highest reach of knowledge,
and have accomplished the most daring feats of valor.
Is it a question of intellect? Let Hypatia, who was the
most successlul teacher in the school of Alexandria in
its palmiest days, who was the greatest philosopher of
her age, who was the most eloquent orator among m any
rivals, who was far more learned than the profoundest
of her erudite contemporarieslet Hypatia give the an-
swer. But not Hypatia only, for there have been many
as able and learned as she. Was not Clotilda Tam
broni, even in this century, professor of Greek at Bo-
logna, and the ablest Hellenist in Italy? Dr. Johnson
told them that Mrs. Elizabeth Carter was the best Greek
scholar in England Madame Ducier rivalled the most
learned, scholars oi her time. Caroline Herschel as-
sisted her brother William in his astronomical labors,
made for him some of bis most laborious calculations,
and enriched science with many valuable contributions.
Had not Mrs. Somerville also acquired eminent distinc-
tion in the same abstruse and difficult study ? The un-
fortunate and erring Madame de Chatelet translated the
Principia into French, and was not less learned than
she was elegant. Anna Maria Schuman spoke Latin,
Greek, and Hebrew, and the chief modern languages,
was well versed in the Syriac, Chaldaic, Arabic, and
Ethiopic, and bad mastered all the sciences taught m her
age. The learned Spanheim Vossius and Salmasius were
her correspondents. There had been no grand epooh of
human conflict that had not given birth to its extraor-
inary womanto its Anne Askew, its Joan of Arc, its
Agostinia, its Charlotte Corday, it^ Madame Roland, its
Florence Nightingale. A Boadicea was the brightest
name in our early history, an Elizabeth one of the most
famous in our later annals.* Semiramis was the might-
iest sovereign of her line ; and in the Hebrew records
the greatest of all the judges, the one that was nev9r
censured by priest or prophet, was Deborah, the mother
of Israel. These were the most brilliant stars ; but
there were a thousand more of scarcely inferior splen-
dor. The names of Bewan and La Ohapelle stood as
high in professional estimation as those of any male
professors of the obstetric art.
Here is another letter on its travels. Shove
it out if it has appeared in The Revolution.
A YOUNG GIRL EMIGRATING TO AMERICA WRITES TO
MS. TRAIN FOR INFORMATION.
So many letters come to me, perhaps this
will answer many of a similar nature. The
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may be suggestions in this correspondence of
use to others. I omit names :
Sandymount, June 20,1868.
Dear Sir: Having heard much of your great Idndness
and of the tangible proofs you have given of it on every
occasion afforded you, I now write for a letter that will
he of use to me in procuring a situation in America, as
I intend going there as soon as possible, to seek for that
independence which my own country denies. I have at
present a situation as assistant teacher in one oi the Na*
tional schools in the city at £24 a year, and I need scarcely
tell you that I could not live on such a salary only 1 have a
kind aunt with whom I stay. That is not a very inde-
pendent mode of living. My father, having married a
second wife, made us consider that we were indeed or-
phans, Mid we are going to your glorious country one by
one. I have a brother in Stewarts, New York. He went
there last September and is doing very well. My sister
is not a fortnight there yet, and when I go over, I would
not like to be dependent on my brother. I went to see
you yesterday for the purpose of having it to say that I
saw and spoke to you. 1 never wished so much to see
any person, Mid I think it a very great honor for any one
to have had. I sincerely hope that you will be soon out
of your present unpleasant abode, for I am sure that on
such a free, unbounded spirit as yours it must weigh
heavily to be kept there. Hoping that you will he suc-
cessful in all your undertakings, and expecting the great
pleasure of hearing from you,Believe me, dear sir,
yours very respectfully. -----.
ME. TRAINS REPLY TO A YOUNG GIRL BOUND TO
AMERICA.
Four Courts Marsuai&ea, June 29, 1868.
To Miss------, Sandymount: With pleasure I an-
swer your note. Yes, by all means, go to America;
where there is a will there is way. Boys go away and
prosper; Why should not girls ? But the same self-re-
liance that prompts you to emigrate must protect you
from the man-traps and spring-guns that surround the
young and innocent. Dont be dismayed if you do not
at once get a place; ninety-nine may say no, .but the
one-hundredth may-say yes. Show this note to Susan
B. Anthony, the proprietor of The Revolution, 37
Park Row, New York, over the World office, and she may
give you some good advice, if not employment. Re-
member that success dont depend on letters, hut on
your own exertions. Honesty, industry, perseverance,
all are foundations of success. Honey-bees go abroad ;
the drones stay at home. The bone and sinew of
Irelandyoung men and yoaug womenare leaving
by the thousand for a new home. What does it mean ?
England, some day, must answer at the bar of God.
Sincerely, Geo. Francis Train.
I send you a copy of The Revolution, June
11th, containing letters from Eleanor Kirk, with advice
to young girls.
Tiiree cheers for the Wo firing womens Asso-
ciation. Pash on. Wait a little longer, there
is a good time coming. My thoughts are
as constant to thee as the s-teel to the star, or
the stream to the sea. The Goddess of Lib-
erty, thank God, is a woman. But she Jtas
never l)een symbolled xrCchains t
Geo. Francis Train.
EXTRACT OF A PRIVATE LETTER FROM
MR. TRAIN.
THE HARVEST AND THE REAPERS.
Dublin, Four Courts Marshalsea, )
Sept. 30th, 1868. f
Dear Miss Anthony : How singular that the
moment the soil had been prepared for the seed,
the husbandmen Tilton, Curtis, Greeley, Ga.ri-
son, Smith, Phillips and the rest should have
forsaken the field, allowing new tillers to come
in and reap the harvest. Your wonderful suc-
cess is well deserved. What other newspaper
has 500 California subscribers, and 300 in Ore-
gon? What other journal is taken by all the
Congressmen, Senators and public men ? What
other newspaper represents 100,000 women
school teachers ? No journal before ever took
such advanced views of reformadvanced be-
cause practicaland no journal so soon ever
became such a power. It is almost the
only Americau journal quoted in Europe, and
intellectual women begin to come out of their
slave dens to face their slave-owners in demand
of the common rights of human nature so long
denied them. How astonished * * was at
the mistress and paramour article. Let the
galled debauchee wince. You see the poet put it
jade. Man has organized language to insult
woman.
I wish you and Mrs. S. some day would
dress yourselves up in mens clothes (where
is the law or statute that forbids a woman
wearing the clothes of a man, or vice
versa?) and let some Christian brother take
you into the dens where men spend their
eveningsinto their gambling resorts, their
drinking hells, their crystal chambers in Mercer
streetand after such a visit ask mankind if it
was not time to inaugurate a Revolution. * *
You are quite right, I never attempt what I
do not accomplish. The sneers and jeers of the
world never ruffle my temper. To be great is
to be good. To succeed is to practice first, and
then preach. J udge me by my acts. Your enor-
mous subscription list does not surprise me.
The American mind was ripe for culture. This
reformation underlies all reform. Elevate wo-
man and man is educated. Dont shut the door
against your old friends. Let them come in as
helpers. Our motto is one for all and all for
one. Cease to do evil, learn to do well. Your
workingwomans association is most important.
Long ago, with young Beach of the Sun, I
tried to start something like it. You have taken
a step in the right direction. Women are near
emancipation. I have written an epigram for
you on equal rights and equal pay. Marble has
not published C and D of myBastile Sketches.*
You say in jour letter, Why dont you
send your biogiaphical sketches to The Re-
volution? Because I felt that your readers
might get too much of Train. Please ask
Marble for them. The bafids are not yet off
his head. Remember the The Revolution
is not responsible for my opinions. My name
guarantees my own writings. Whats the use of
firing your guns m the air. Mary Wollstone-
crafts writings are very powerful. Such seed
must bear good fruit.
While I appreciate your enthusiasm for your
cause, you must not suppose that I have not
other reforms as well as yours. Medical, clerical,
legal, social, commercial, financial and political.
Yet to convince you that I do not intend to for-
sake it, should 1 ever gel out of this infernal
bastile, I will meet the request of your Association
and lecture this winter for the benefit of the educa-
tion and elevation of your sex. So many letters
reach me asking me to lecture for charities, I
will answer them all when I return by saying
hat having donated thirty thousand dollars to
Christian, Temperance, Fenian and other So-
cieties during the past few years, (to prove to the
world that I was a charlatan and mounte-
bank)that I will speak only for the benefit
of woman. * *
Contrary to my old plan styledincohe-
rent, wandering, sky-rockety, nocon-
nection style, I will adopt the stock lecture
programme. One discourse for the winter, if I
can, and you may announce it if you choose.
MR. trains LECTURE FOR THE WINTER COURSE.
ENGLAND BOMBARDED
WITH
BASTILE EPIGRAMS
BY
CIVIS AMERICANU3 SUM.
* Has published them since*
The Lecture Associations can address my private
secretary, Mr. Geo. P. Bemis, 20 Nassau street,
and I will take the field as soon as I get heme.
Among your old friends, has any one else
done so much ? Bear in mind that, as in Ki nsaS
and when I lectured to get you the funds to start
The Revolution, I pay my own expenses.
In the large cities, as I always have crowded
houses, perhaps more money would be made by
lecturing independent of Associations. But it
is less trouble, and I prefer to arrange with the
societies at their course prices$50 to $2C0, ac-
cording to their citiesbearing in mind that
myaudienceshavenotbs''n inferior to Beechers
or Goughs. As the lecture does not touch on
home politics, and my war against both parties
is ended for the present, both parties can
come out as they did in 1862-3 to hear my
story about American citizens in British jails.
*********
I am glad you and Mrs. Stanton are receiving
so many invitations to lecture from the youug
mens Associations. You will get as good
houses as Anna Dickinson, to whom give my
regards. Why dont you accept? You can be-
nefit the cause and help on the Revolution.
I wrote Mr. Seward enclosing Johnsons in-
terview with Stanley in my case, and requested
the Secretary of State to do nothing in my be-
half'. My independence I shall maintain by al-
lowing no one to place me under obligations.
A government that allows its Irish-American
citizens to remain in jail, because they are mere
Irish, I do not wish to be indebted to.
Both political parties have sold out this un-
fortunate race again. Both conventions are
two-faced. Both say nothing in their campaign
speeches about Englands insult to our people.
In one hundred letters to the World I stated
that I was the only man to beat Grant, because I
represented two ideasgreenbacks, and war for
our citizens. Since the Southern branch of the
democratic party fired into Sumter they have
lost their head, and allowed the anti-American
house of Rothschild to rule and destroy its des-
tinies. * It is well. In 1872 I shall be
President. * *
Geo. Francis Train.
LUGRE1IA MOTT..
About ten years ago in the trial of a fugitive
slave in Philadelphia, the Rev. Mr. Furness, in
the course of one of his sermons, thus describes
the presence of Lucretia Mott in the Court-
room :
* I looked the other day into tljjit low, dark, crowded
room, in which one of the most wicked laws that ever
man enacted was in process of execution, and thero I
beheld the living presence of the spirit of Christ, out of
which shall again grow the beautiful Body of Christ, the
true Church. The close and heated atmosphere of the
place well became the devlishwork that was going on
The question was, whether, for no crime, but the color
of the skin which God gave him, a fellow-man*should be
robbed ot his dear liberty, and degraded to a chattel and
a brute.
There sat the man, in his old hat and red flannel shift/
and ragged coat, just as he was seized by this horrible
despotism. There be sat while questions were discussed
involving things dearer to him tban life. On one side of
him was the minister of the cruel law. On tne otherthe
place was luminous to my inmost soul with a celestial
light for there stood a devoted Christian woman, blind to
all outward distinctions and defacements, deaf to the idle
babble of the worlds ton6ues, cheering her poor hunted
brother with the sisterly sympathy other silent pre.
sence. And as I looked upon her, I felt that Christ was
there, that no visible halo of sanctity was needed to dis-
tinguish that simple act of humanity, done unaer suen
circumstances as an act pre-eminently Christian, pro*
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Clif Unmliitiuii.
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON,)
PARKER PIIiLSBURT, f manors.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY, Proprietor.
NEW YORK, OCTOBER 22, 1868.
TEE. WORK OF THE KOUIl
We called attention last week to the accept-
ed workers, political and ecclesiastical, for the
recovery and restoration of our fallen fortunes
as a people and nation. Weighed in the balan-
ces of The Revolution, they were found
wanting. Estimating them by their present po-
sition and action, their case is no better. Judg-
ing them by their past, remote or near, a
most unfavorable verdict must be recorded
against them. A party that based itself on
slavery such as was that of our southern states,
that protected and extended it over time and
space as the nation grew, that interpreted the
constitution, shaped the legislation adjusted
the diplomacy, and wielded the army and navy
in its defence, and, even alter secession and re-
bellion had not only begun but become ram-
pant, defiant, still proffered it new and more
sure guarantees for the sake of peace and union,
can admit of no possible defence. None would
ask defence it might seem, unless too blind to
see, or too perverse to admit the force of argu-
ment, though it were based on the very under-
pinning of the eternal throne. That the party
abolished slavery when it couldnt help it, when
not only its nationality but its own life and
property, personal and individual, were in the
utmost peril, that it armed the slaves and placed
them in the fore front of the battle in the strife
with their masters, indicated no virtue. If
anything, it rather proved it as cowardly as it
had betore been seen to be corrupt.
So also a church that had sanctified that
slave system by the sermons and prayers of
almost a hundred years, that hacl interpreted
the Bible, Old Testament and New, in its be-
half, whose individual members bred and owned
slaves by hundreds of thousands, that had owned
slaves too as church property, that had invested
the lunds of a Theological Seminary in slaves,
and that even now shows no sign of contrition
for its unnatural sin, personal or corporate,
north or south, but is restoring all former sac-
ramental fellowship without so much as the
conditions imposed by Andrew Johnson for the
readmission of States to the Union, that such
a church still claims respect and support as an
instrumentality for securing salvation, temporal
and eternal, is certainly the most astounding
audacity of modern ages!
But in a still broader vipw, her demand be-
comes still more, unreasonable. For centuries
she ba3 cla med commission from on High to
make the conquest of the whole world with her
doctrines. For two hundred and fifty years the
light of science has shown with new lustre on the
world. As result, the human mind has become
active in the highest degree. It has made im-
mense advances in every branch of natural phil-
osophy, has produced the most astonishing in-
ventions, tending to promote the comforts and
conveniences of life: medicine, surgery, chem-
istry, engineering, agriculture, navigation, all
the fine arts, every human pursuit have been
vastly improved, and even government, police
and law have shared in the benefit, But in all

this time, the church has been the one almost
miraculous exception to this wondrous ad-
vance to higher and better conditions. Lord
Macaulay says, the Protestant church has made
no conquest worth speaking of since the period
of Queen Elizabeth; though in the eighteenth
century the church of Rome wasconstanly de-
clining. But during the nineteenth, that church
has been gradually rising from her depressed
state and reconquering her old dominions.
And he very justly adds, It is surely remark-
able that neither the moral revolution of the
eighteenth century, nor the moral counter revo-
lution of the nineteenth should in any percept-
ible degree added to the Protestant domain.
During the former period what was lost to
Catholicism was lost to Christianity. During
the latter whatever was regained to Christian-
ity in Catholic countries was regained also by
Catholicism. And he dotes his reflections on
the subj ect by saving, 1* It is a most remarkable
fact that no Christian nation which did not
adopt the principles of tbe Reformation before
the end of the sixteenth century has never
adopted them. Catholic communities since that
time have become infidel, and then become
Catholic again ; but not one has ever become.
Protestant!
Had Lord Macaulay survived a few years longer,
he would have seen the most stupendous in-
crpase of the Catholic faith in Ihis country in
proportion to its Protestant rival, ever yet known ;
already nearly holding the balance of political
power, and threatning soon to become supreme
over both state and church. And these considera-
tions, added to those presented last week in
The Revolution, confirm us in the faith that
only on entirely new foundations, political and
ecclesiastical, can our national superstructure
be laid with any hope of permanent security
and peace.
That education is to be the secret of success
in every important human enterprise is just as
sure as that knowledge is the food of the mind;
that and that only on which' it grows. One
newspaper hqs for its motto, Ignorance the
Evil, Knowledge the Remedy. That knowl-
edge is power, everybody professes to believe,
though nothing is more certain than that the
power of demagogues, spiritual and political,
is in the ignorance of the multitudes they con-
trol. In a sect or party there must be a dead
level of intellect, or internal discord is the sure
result. Somebody says, Let the world beware
when a live man or woman is let loose in it.
An ancient temple was so constructed as that the
god sitting on his throne touched the roof with
his head. To have risen would have unhoused
him by throwing off the roof. So is it in parties,
sects and society. Hence growth ever divides,
disintegrates society and the church and the
family. I am not come to send peace but a
sword, said the brave Galilean. Whoso
cometh after me, and hateth not father, mother,
wile, children, houses, lands, yea and his own life
also, cannot be my disciple.
The majesty and might of the anti-slavery
cause was that it inculcated principles, as op-
posed to all worldly or base policy. It taught
whig and democrat how to be such outside of
the party, and Christian? how to be saints outside
the church. And then when parties and
churches were shown to be corrupt, guilty ac-
complices of slave-breeders, slave-traders and
slave-holders, it said, Gome out of them my
people, that ye be not partakers in their sins,
and that ye receive not of their plagues. And
the wise, those who had heard and learned,
came out, or never entered, and were saved at
least from the condemnation, even if compelled
to suffer with the rest of the nation in the sub-
sequent and still lingering plagues.
So is it ever with the march of truth, since
history began. Patriarchs, prophets, apostles,
puritans, abolitionists were all Protest ants
against Separatists from the organized estab-
lished orders, governmental and ecclesiastical.
So must it ever be. The work of the prophet
and reformer is the same yesterday, to-day and
forever. The kingdom of heaven cometh not
with observation. It cometh not with the pomp
and x^ride of earthly courts. It cometh not by
might nor by power. Nor with earthquake,
whirlwind nor fire. Not with tramp of armies,
the confused noise of battle and garments
rolled in blood. Rather it is like the com of
wheat falling silently into the ground and dying
long before its harvest can appear. Like the
little seed, when sown the least of all seeds, but
becoming like the banyan of the desert yielding
shade and fruit to multitudes of men.
There must be such return to principle, to
true and holy devotion to right as distin-
guished the early abolitionists. They saw the
Federal constitution interpreted into the sup-
port of slavery Then they would no longer be
sworn to support that constitution. Then of
course they could not hold office under it. And
logically and consistently scrupulous, they re-
fused also to vote forany who would. And thus
they laid their right of suffrage on the altar of
principle and of liberty. Many abstained, as
far as possible, and at much cost, from consum-
ing or trafficking in the products of slave labor.
In the church, the same high and holy regard to
principle and right was observed. Abolition-
ists refused to sit at the sacramental supper
with man-stealers, with tbe plunderers of cradles
and of trundlebeds, when horse-thieves and rob-
bers of hen roosts were turned away. They said,
how much better is a man than a sheep! and in
just so much as he is better, so much greater is
the guilt of tbe man-stealer than the stealer of
sheep. And in tne name of humanity and
freedom, they forsook such worship. And thus}
through persecution and scorn and scoffing,
were they faithful to their principles ; some of
them even unto death!
The work of the Reformer and prophet to-
day is to return to that divine trust in and
inculcation of truth, right and justice, and
then to win the world-after him by word and
work. This ever is his In hoc signo vinces.
By this sign he conquers. Humanitys great clock
has struck the hour, and its tones ring across
the continents, reverberating as well among
the Alps and the Pyrenees as the Alleghany and
the Rocky Mountains. If any ask, what is the
work in special, the answer is, to he, to do, to
suffer, if need be, and to keep doing and suffering.
The Equal Suffrage Association has abeady
; issued its call for a grand national convention
to assemble in Washington soon as may be after
the regular session of Congress with a view to
influence and co-operation with that body as far
as may be to effect the revolution in the gov-
ernment so essential to its perpetuity and peace.
But preparatory to that Convention a stupen-
dous work should be done in educating, en-
lightening and elevating the public mind and
heart. Id this, too, the history of the anti-
slavery cause maj be wisely consulted. Indeed
our work is butcontinuance of theirs, and happy
is it for us and for all, that so many of them still
survive faithful and true. As there were once
anti-slavery societies, town, oity, state and na*


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tional, so now there should be at least central
committees or clubs in every locality where
possible or practicable. And not two or three
even are necessary to compose them. One, with
God, armed with truth and justice, and clothed
with earnest purpose, is a majority. One such
shall chase a thousand and two put ten thou-
sand to flight.
And what the politicians are doing to-day
with a zeal worthy the holiest cause, we also
should do at least with energy, and with a hun-
dred fold more persistency. Our petitions to
Congress and the State Legislatures should
be multiplied like the leaves of autumn, until
they resound in the ears of our law-makers like
the voice of many waters. Wherever the dis-
franchised can vote, whether at school, street,
or any precinct election whatever, tln-re let
them resort, women and colored persons alike.
And let all disfranchised persons, particularly
tax-payers, demand at least to be registered as
votei s, and protest against all tax-paying until
the right be conceded to vote equally with all
1 other citizens.
We should send forth the living voice ; we
should speak trumpet-tongued through the
press, by book, by tract and by newspaper.
We should invoke the aid of the pulpit wher-
ever it has a name to live. And for our infinite
encouragement, it should be remembered that
the pulpit, the press, Congress, and even the
Supreme Court of the nation, all furnish illus-
trious instances of friendship and favor towards
our most extreme doctrines and demands. So
that already a host is on our side, on earth as well
as on high. It is easy, therefore, to urge our last
consideration, and that is for pecuniary aid ; the
sinews of war ; of war holy even as ours.
Money flows in torrents in the channels of
-taxation at the command of government. A
few rills in charity, wisely directed, may set in
moiion machinery to roll back that terrible tide
so ruinous to a nations prosperity. Our na-
tional debt and expenditures are destructive as
prairie fires. Let us set a few back fires and stay
the general conflagration. Politicians pour out
their wealth in millions for party purposes.
Sectarian religionists are in no sense behind
them. The rich squander fortunes in extrava-
gance and luxury; the poor and the beggared
pay their last penny to sink them lower and
lower in degradation and misery. Let us learn
wisdom of them all; though our commission is
sublimer, holier than them all. Our dollar
given, our deed done, in the spirit of love and
good will to man, our self-denial and sacrifice
serenely endured, is co-operation with Him who
is kind to the unthankful and the evil; who
sendeth sunshine and rain on the just and the
unjust.
This is the work of the hour. It is to de-
mand and secure, by these and similar instrumen-
talities, equal lights, privileges and opportuni-
ties for every human being. Who does not
exult in the privilege of bearing a noble if
humble part in its performance ? p. p.
SEVERS BUT-JUST CRITICISM.
Many wonder that The Revolution does
not espouse the cause of one or the other of the
political parties. We could no more sustain the
democrats as a party, than the South as a re-
bellion. The South is a rebellion to-day or it
never was, and the democrats are still its allies*
As to the republicans, here is the way they talk
of each other* The Commercial Advertiser, one
evening last week, said, the republican poli
ticians who run the machines in this city take
more interest in nominating candidates for of-
fice, for whom there is not a ghost of a chance of
election, than they do about keeping fraudulent
votes out of the ballot-box and reducing demo-
cratic majorities. They have permitted the
most outrageous frauds in the issuing of natural-
ization papers that ever were perpetrated. They
have not taken the first step to prevent the
shameless conspiracies to defraud the honest
voters of New Yoik. Most of these men are a
fraud upon the republican party, as they con-
nive with the democracy to carry out their
schemes of corruption. The republican organ-
ization of the city is rotten and imbecile. They
hold meetings, spout stale twaddle, drink vil-
lainous whiskey, brag and swagger about who
is going to represent their district in the next
Convention, and who is to have control of the
spoils. Our republican city politicians, as a gen-
eral thing, are but one remove above the Mon-
golians, who fight their enemies with banners,
tinhorns, tambourines, and wind instruments.
MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE.
For years there has been before the legislature
of this state a variety of bills asking for divorce
in cases of drunkenness, insanity, desertion, and
cruel and brutal treatment, endangering life.
Our attention was called to this question very
early in life, by the sufferings of a friend of our
girlhooda victim of one of those unfortunate
unions, called marriage. What our great love
for that young girl, and our holy ^intuitions,
then decided to be right, has not been changed
by years of experience, observation and reason.
We have pondered well these things, and ever
felt the deepest interest in all that has been
written and said on this subject; and the most
profound respect and loving sympathy for those
heroic women, who, in the face of law and pub-
lic sentiment-, have dared to sunder the unholy
ties of a joyless, loveless union. If marriage is a
human institution, about which man may legis-
late, it seems but just that he should treat this
branch of his legislation with the same common
sense that he applies to all others. If it is a
mere legal contract, then should it be subject
to the restraints and privileges of all other con-
tracts. A contract, to be valid in law, must be
formed between parties of mature age, vith an
honest intention in said parties to do what they
agree. The least concealment, fraud or inten-
tion to deceive, if proved, annuls the contract.
A boy cannot contract for an acre of land, or
a horse, until he is twenty-one, but he may con-
tract for a wife at fourteen. If a man sell a
horse, and the purchaser find in him great in-
compatibility of tempera disposition to
stand still when the owner is in haste to go
the -sale is null and void ; the man and his horse
part company. But in marriage, no matter
how much fraud and deception are practised,
nor how cruelly one or both parties have been
misled; no matter how young or inexperienced
or thoughtless the parties, nor how unequal
their condition and position in life, the con-
tract cannot be annulled. Think of a hus-
band telling a young and trusting girl, but
one short month his wife, that he married
her for her money; that those letters, so pre-
cious to her, that she had read and re-read,
and kissed and cherished, were written by
another ; that their splendid home, of which,
on their wedding day, her lather gave to him
he deed; was already in the hands of his credi-
tors ; that she must give up the elegance and
luxury that now surround her, unless she can
draw fresh supplies of money to meet their
wants. When she told the story of her wrongs
to usthe abuse to which she was subject, and
the dread in which she lived, we impulsively
urged her to fly from such a monster and vil-
lain, as she would before the hot breath of a
ferocious beast of the wilderness ; and she did
fly, anditwaswell withher. Many times since,
as we have felt her throbbing heart against our
own, has she said : Oh, but for your love and
sympathy, your words of encouragement, I
should never have escaped from that bondage;
before I could, of myself, have found courage
to break those chains, any heart would have
broken in the effort.
Marriage, as it now exists, must seem to all
a mere human institution. Look through
the universe of matter and mind-all Gods ar-
rangements are perfect, harmonious and com-
plete ; there is no discord, friction or failure in
His eternal plans. Immutability, perfection,
beauty, are stamped on all His laws. Love is
the vital essence that pervades and permeates
from centre to circumference the graduating
circle of all thought and action; Love is the
talisman of human weal and woethe open
sesame to every human soul. Where two
human beings are drawn together by the natu-
ral laws of likeness and affinity, union and hap-
piness are the result. Such marriages might
be divine. But how is it dow ? You all know
our marriage is, m many cases, a mere outward
tie, impelled by custom, policy, interest, neces-
sity ; founded not even in friendship, to say
nothing of love ; with every possible inequality
of condition and development. In these hetero-
geneous unions, we find youth and old age,
beauty and deformity, refinement and vulgarity,
virtue and vice, the educated and the ignorant,
angels of grace and goodness with devils of
malice and malignity ; and the sum of all this
is human wretchedness and despaircold
fathers, sad mothers and hapless children, wbo
shiver at the hearthstone, where the fires of love
have all gone out. The wide world and the
strangers unsympathizing gaze are not more to
be dreaded for young hearts than homes like
these. Now, who shall say that it is right to
take two beings so unlike, and anchor them
right side by sidefast boundto stay all time,
until God, in mercy, shall summon one away ?
Do wise, Christian legislators need any argu-
ments to convince them that the sacredness of
the family relation should be protected at all
hazards ? and can tbeie be anything sacred
where brute force makes sacrifice of human
beingsof the weak and the innocent ? where
the incense offered up is not to a God of jus-
tice and mercy, but to those heathen divinities,
who best may represent the lost man, in all his
grossress and deformity? Call that sacred,
where woman, the mother of the raceof a
Jesus of Nazarethunconscious of the true dig-
nity of hernature, of her high and holy destiny,
consents to live in legalized prostitution! her
whole soul revolting at such gross association!
her flesh shivering at the cold contamination of
that embrace! held there by no tie but the iron
chain of the law, and a false and most unnatu-
ral public sentiment ? Call that sacred, where
innocent children, trembling with fear, fly to
the corners and dark places of the house, to
hide from the wrath of drunken, brutal fathers,
but forgetting their past sufferings, rush out
again at their mothers frantic screams, Help 1
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hearts, as they see the only being on earth they
love, dragged about the room by the hair of her
head, kicked and pounded, and left half dead
and bleeding on the floor! Call that sacred,
where fathers like these have the power and
leg'll right to hand down their natures to other
beiogs, to curse other generations with such
moral deformity and death!
Hen and brethren! look into your asylums
for the blind, the deaf and dumb, the idiot,
the imbecile, the deformed, the insane ; go out
into the by-lanes and dens of your cities, and
contemplate the reeking mass of depravity;
pause before the terrible revelations, made by
statistics, of the rapid increase of all this moral
and physical impotency, and learn how fearful
a thing it is to violate the immutable laws of
the beneficent Ruler of the Universe ; and there
behold the sorrowful retributions of your vio-
lence on woman! Learn how false and cruel are
those institutions, which, \\ ith a coarse materi-
alism, set aside the holy instincts of the woman,
to seek no union but one of love !
Fathers! do you say, let your daughters pay a
life-long penalty for one unfortunate step ? How
could they, on the threshold of life, full of joy
and hope, believing all things to be as they
seemed on the surface, judge of the dark wind-
ings of the human soul ? How could they fore-
see that the young man, to-day, so noble, so
generous, would, in a few short years, be trans-
formed into a cowardly, mean tyrant, or a foul-
mouthed, bloated drunkard? What father
could rest at his home by night, knowing that
his lovely daughter was at the mercy of a strong
man, drunk with wine and passion, and that, do
what he might, he was backed up by law mid
public sentiment? The best interests of the
individual, the family, the state, the nation, cry
out against these legalized marriages of force
and endurance.
There can be no heaven without love ; and
nothing is sacred in the family and home, but
just so far as it is built up and anchored in
purity and peace. Our newspapers teem with
startling accounts of husbands and wives having
shot or poisoned each other, or committed
suicide, choosing death rather than the indisso-
luble tie, and still worse, the living death of
faithless men and women, from the first families
in the land, dragged from the privacy of home
into the public prints and courts, with all the
painful details of sad, false lives.
Now, who believes that all these wretched
matches were made in heaven ? that all these
sad, miserable people are bound together by
God ? But will any say, does not separation cover
all these difficulties ? No one objects to separa-
tion, when the parties are so disposed. To separ-
ation, there are two serious objections : first, so
long as we insist on marriage as a divine insti-
tution, as an indissoluble tie, so long as we
maintain our present laws against divorce, we
make separation, even, so odious, that the most
noble, virtuous and sensitive men and women
choose a life of concealed misery, rather than a
partial, disgraceful release. Secondly, those
who, in their impetuosity and despair, do, in
spite of public sentiment, separate, find them-
selves, in their new position, beset with many
temptations to lead a false, unreal life. This
isolation bears especially hard on woman.
Marriage is not all of life to man. His resources
for amusement and occupation are boundless.
He has the whole world for his home. His
business, his politics, his club, his friendships,
with either sex, can help to fill up the void,
made by an unfortunate union, or separation
But to woman, as she is now educated, marriage
is all and everythingher sole object in life
that for which she is taught to livethe all en-
grossing subject of all her sleeping and waking
dreams. Now, if a noble girl of seventeen mar-
ries, and is unfortunate in her choice, because
the cruelty of her husband compels separation,
in her dreary isolation, would we drive her to a
nunnery, and shall she be a nun indeed? She,
innocent child, perchance the victim of a fathers
pride or a mothers ambition, betrayed into
a worldly union for wealth, or family, or fame,
shall the penalty be all visited on the heart
of the only guiltless one in the transaction ?
Henceforth, do we doom this fair young being,
just on the threshold of womanhood, to a joy-
less, loveless solitude? By our present laws
we say, though separated, she is married still;
indissolubly bound to one she never loved ; by
whom she was never wooed nor won; but by
false guardians sold. And now, no matter
though in the coming time her soul should, for
the first time, wake to love, and one of Gods
own noblemen should echo back her choice,
the gushing fountains of her young affections
must all be stayed. Because some man still
lives, who once called her wife, no other man
may give to her his love : and if she love not
the tyrant to whom she is legally bound, she
shall not love at all! e. c. s.
LADY VERSUS WOMAN.
A correspondent signing himself Lady's man
is desirous to revise the dictionary so as to make
the word lady more easily comprehended. We
havnt room for all the wisdom he proffers, but
as he himself says below :
To me, it appears the whole pith of the matter rests in
the proper definition of the word which is tbe subject of
this article. I venture to assert that no man, irrespective
of age or class, would hesitate one instant in offering to
a lady anything in bis power likely to contribute to
ber comfort or convenience; but unfortunately,when that
title of highest nobility, which can neither he bought
nor bartered, is applied, indiscriminately, to every fe-
male entering the vehicle, whether a colored washerwo-
man,an Irish cook, or one In higher social circumstances,
it need not cause surprise if the occupant of the seat
consider the applicant, in many cases, as well able to
stand as himself, and hence, declines to yield in public
that recognition of social equality which he would most
assuredly refuse at home. No one will grant such an
implied confession of superiority, even if it he of sex,
unless to one of his own or of a higher class. Hence it
is that complaints of this kind are rarely made, with
justice, by any but those who by attempted assumption
oi rights and privileges beyond their legitimate sphere,
are thus publicly brought to grief, to the delight of every
Lasss Man.
Sorry enough to differ with Ladys man, but
really we cannot help it. An honest but
tired colored washerwoman, or hard worked
Irish cook, with her heavy market basket on
her arm is just the kind of lady to whom we
would give our seat in car or anywhere, or any
other kindly attention or favor. p. p.
Colored Women as Physicians.Our first
white women who completed a regular Medical
education had to go to Europe to do it. It is
not strange therefore that colored women are
compelled to do so too. We are glad to see by
the AntUSlav&y Standard, which, by the way, is
becoming valiant in the cause of impartial and
equal rights, that our gifted country woman,
Miss Sarah P. Remond has availed herself of
a long visit abroad to acquire a medical course
of education. She has been in Europe for sev-
eral years past, and during the last two years a
a medical student at Florence, Italy, in its larg-
est hospital, the S. Maria Nuova. After a regu-
lar course of study aud also of hospital practice,
she has recently passed the necessary examina-
tions, and received a diploma for professional
medical practice.
Melancholy Case.The World last week said
that a few days since, a young girl, accomplished
and beautiful, who two years ago was moving in
the highest society, died in the cell of one of
our station-houses, having been brought there
diurik mid disorderly from the streets. Her
father, once quite wealthy, had failed in busi-
ness and died, and she had married a young
man from one of our first families, who had
deserted her, leaving her with a child, unable
to support herself. She saw no choice hut star-
vation or shame, mid chose the latter. She
drank to drown her despair, and in eighteen
months met her death in the manner stated.
God only knows, adds the World, how some of
the infelicities and miseries that connect them-
selves with the relations of the sexes are to be
righted, but this was a case, and there are thou-
sands like it, where tbe ruin of a woman was
the simple result of the system of training girls
to catch rich husbands instead of educating
them in an employment by which they may
earn a living.
NATIONAL WOMANS SUFFRAGE
CONVENTION.
A National Womans Suffrage Convention
will be held at Washington, D. C., on the 19th
mid 2(th of January next.
All associations friendly to Womans Rights,
are invited to send delegates. All friends of
the cause are invited to attend.
Contributions in aid of the work and commu-
nications may be addressed to either of the fol-
lowing Managers: Josephine g. Griffing, Wil
liam Hutchinson, LydiaS. Hall, John H. Crane,
Mary T. Comer, George F. Needham or J. 3L
H. Will cox.
Tbain Still a Prisoner.We learn that
George Francis Train has been notified by cable
dispatch of his nomination to Congress in the
Fifth district of this city. The committee
urged him to pay the claims against him and
return at once. The committee, on Sunday
last, received a dispatch accepting the nomina-
tion and stating that he had offered the money
to pay all the claims against him and it had
been refused, as his imprisonment is for purely
political reasons. We have always insisted
that he was held only for such reasons, and the
non-interference of our government, at least so
far as to institute a commission of enquiry into
the case, is and ever has been to us, most unac-
countable. He has advised his friends in this
country to vote for Gen. Grant.
Womens Sewing Machine Union. Its sec'
ond meeting was held last Thursday evening
and the World generously gave a lengthy and
good report of its spirited proceedings which
we will condense into Revolution dimen-
sions next week.
Mrs. Antoinette Brown Blackwell has in
press at Putnam & Sons her life work, as
author, entitledStudies in General Science.
The LiFriNG Cure.Do not overlook Mr .
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A REVEREND TRICKSTER.
Lex women beware of the tricks of the falsely called
Servants of God/
The women of the Congregational church of Dubuque,
Iowa, were lately robbed of their right to vote at busi-
ness meetings of the society in the following manner :
The reverend robber explained his mode of doing it
before a number of persons, evidently thinking it a fine
manly achievement; for his rotund form vibrated with
delight, his eyes twinkled, and he seemingly took pleas-
ure in recalling the trap which he sprung upon the un-
suspecting women of his church. When women learn
to be ever on the watch, and refuse to trust any man
with their rights or their duties, they will prevent men
from sinking to Jesuitical tricks, and they will at the
same time create in themselves a strength which women
need to cultivate. With the ends of the fingers of the left
hand compressed, he tapped them constantly during the
recital with the forefinger of the right hand, and glanced
sideways out of his eyes at the company. lie said : I
arranged the matter so quietly they didnt know when
they lost it. *1 came from the East, said he, and
had never seen any such performance in church meet-
ings as I found in the West. Women voting at business
meetings! I knew if I opposed it openly I should very
soou have a hornets nest about my ears; so I said nothing
abDut my determination to put a stop to this thing; but
chose my time at a business meeting when the most for-
ward womei were absent. Tben I called for a vote of
the members. They had always signified their vote by
the raising of the right hand, of course any woman
could raise her hand without shocking her sense of
propriety, I knew the women before me well enough to
know that they would not sing out aye in the church,
so I said all those in favor of the motion signify it by
saying aye. Every woman was silent. I knew that
I could depend upon their distike to speak out thus pub-
licy with the men and took advantage of it. I counted
the votes of 'the men and from that day to this, the wo-
men have not voted in business meetings. Thereis
no need of having a fuss about this thing (female suf-
frage in churches) if ministers only knew how to arrange
it.
Such men followers of Jesus 1 Teachers of his
doctrines 1 1
Another man of the same mind is pastor bf the Con-
gregational church at Elmwood, 111. An account of
the trouble in that society appeared in the N. Y, Inde-
pendent of the 27th of August. Beware of false prophets
that come in sheeps clothing l ***
WOMAN AS REASONER.
. Milwaukee, Sept. 26th, 1866.
Editors of the Revolution :
I have just laid down your paper alter a careful reading
of the proceedings of the British Association fox the Ad'
vancement of Science and Miss Beckers paper, etc. While
I am really and heartily grateful for so able, earnest, en-
thusiastic and outspoken an advocate for woman, I feel
that she is wrong in her estimation of the minds of the
sexes; that there is an essential and absolute difference I
most thoroughly believe, and to my mind also, it is a
beautiful idea, thatas there is justthatpbysical difference
in man and woman necessary to the preservation of the
race, so there is just that spiritual difference necessary
to the vitalizing of thought, That one sentence contains
a deep truth. What we most need is the complete and
more thorough training of the faculties of men and
women and the inherent difference will come more
clearly to light and blend most beautifully and harmoni-
ously into the perfect one.
Woman does not as a general thing evince a relish for
scientific subjects ; she finds politics uninterestingand
why? It is simply because she has not been taught to
exercise her reasoning faculties or acquired a relish for
political subjects by turning her thoughts to the grand
pursuits that exalt our race. I would have our girls
taught to analyze,reason and reflect. Let especial care be
given in this matter, for it is less natural I believe for the
female mind to analyze and reason than for the male;
teach women to reason, develop spontaneity in man, and
there will be an evener balance ob tained than now exists.
The intuitive and reasoning faculties must combine in
any character truly great, but owing to the lack of proper
culture, how few women ever learn to love science or
even any reading that requires application or thought!
how few seek mental exercise in their reading instead of
relaxing dissipation, aud that has been truly called
mental death!
We need a change, and when the women of this coun-
try feel and see the need, the demand will be made and
granted.
We read The Revolution here in Milwaukee atten-
tively. I always read my copy at once, and then put
it in the hands of some thinking person whomfrom per-
haps a fear of your Democratic tendenciesI had failed
to get as a subscriber. One of our city papers, the Evening
Wisconsin, very frequently copies your articles ; and more
than one of our influential ministers are outspoken advo-
cates for the cause. Yours,
Mbs. Julia Fi>.
SARATOGA TO THE REVOLTIUONf
Editors, Greeting : Have two Black Sundays come
together? I see few in this multitude of women who
would not repel the insinuation of strong-minded, and
whose faces would not bear them witness. I watched
one person for weeks with anxious eye. Her lank flaxen
hair, and spectacles surmounting a pulpy, Spurgeon nose,
seemed to denote the Freedmans missionary. Her Pre-
Raphaelite shoes, following the exact form of the foot,
were evidently designed by some lover of nature, and
not a mere copyist of such ideal forms as square toes.
Here, thought I, is one who sets at defiance the tyranny
of custom. Alas! no flirt of sixteen, with a peroration
to her dress two yards long, was more weak or prejudiced
than she. She had chanced to cross Mrs. Stantons or-
bit somewhere in space, and admired her snowy locks,
which, she added, were of course, bleached by
some artificial process. For her part, she had no patience
with such women. Thev overstepped their sphere/
Enough 1 I uttered a few sentences iQ which might
have been heard dwarfs oi the gymnasium, odalisque
and other p Jlysyllabics, of which she knew as little as
the laws of Kepler. They sent her reeling to the Dic-
tionary soon after.
Every night, some Hotel furnishes forth a hop for
the delectation of its inmates. Here, under the gas, we
see women whirled in the maddening galop, with a ring
of spectators gathered around to see fair play. Now they
skim around the periphery, now they dive into the vor-
tex until they look like a group of wild-eyed Bacchantes,
drunk with giddy motion. I might have gazed on a
plantation break-down with emotions less keenly poig.
nant. Young Booby informs us privately, as he wipes
the perspiration of the last round dance from his brow,
that he takes his partner aside and tries her paces be-
fore venturing his reputation with her in the ring. Oh I
Humiliation 1 These be the masters women serve.
These are the pleasures which they will never sur-
render, no never! with the glorious privilege of being
toasted as Lovely Woman at the fag end of Caledo-
nian Festivals, just before Gavin McMurragh and bis
boozy companions fall under the table. Better far say
I, for soul and body would be (he excitment of a race
for a County Clerkship.
Deny it who will. Those who watch the world know
that even in the pursuit of ambition, women could not
commit such dark and horrid crimes as they do every
day to attain the favor of men. I know a bold, showy
adulteress who was not ashamed to ensnare the weak
will of her pastor, while she lived in fashionable separa-
tion from her own lord. It became an open scandal. It
drove the reverend paramour beyond the seas, and his
social and political positions from which they are at
present debarred. I am a living witness to bear testi-
mony to the truth of the foregoing as I have had practical
experience of it for the last six months, and from which
I have derived the greatest benefit and efficacy, after
taking up with doctors for the last five years. Before I
conclude, I have to observe that Mr. Train deserves the
thanks and gratitude of all mankind, for this great and
enobling proposition which, if adopted, would event-
ually oure and eradicate all the social evils to which hu-
man nature is subject. It is his intention, when he re-
turns to America, to establish Turkish baths, etc. May he
long live to see all bis grand and noble ideas accom-
plished, for he is the greatest patriot and philanthropist
of the age, and deserves a lasting debt of gratitude of all
working men of every nationality and to whom Ireland
owes a large share of the debt.
Believe me sincerely yours, f. t. b.
Highly Important !It is solemnly announc-
ed at last that the new styles of gloves are out,
ike fruit of much thought on the part of the ener-
getic personage who superintends the design of
all Alexandres gloves, which, by the way, are
all shipped to Stewarts, not a pair of the brand
being found in England for sale. Mark that!
not one pair! The shades fashionable for^morn-
ing wear are lilac, stone, reddish brown, op-
posed to the snuff-browns worn before, and
Sultan. Persons of delicate taste will, of course,
choose the first color; the bright red gloves,
bordering on the eccentric, though one grows
used to anything in time. Thats so.
THE WOMAN SUFFRAGE CANDIDATES.
THE CANVASS IN ENGLAND.
NO. V.
In the borough of Newcastle-Under-Lyne the
contest is threatnmg to be very severe. If the
Liberal party was only united it could return to
the new Parliament two members, one of whom
would be the Woman Suffrage candidate, Wil-
liam S. Allen; but' we fear that this lack of
unity, unless, as the News remarks, they all join
hands in concord on the lBth.of next month,
will give the foe a victory. For example. At a
gre-ifc meeting, the largest ever held, it is said,
in the borough, Mr. Allen spoke. It closed by
adopting a resolution pledging to support him,
no mention, as is customary, being made of the
cthvr Liberal candidate, Mr. Salmon ; while at
another gathering, a few days later, of the friends
of the latter gentleman, a resolution was passed
in favor of both candidates. Notwithstanding
this friendly action, some of the principal sup-
porters of Mr. Allen refused to coalesce with Mr.
Salmon ; and here the matter rests for the pre-
sent.
Lord William Hay has issued an address to
*he electors of East Lothian, announcing that
he has had .a most successful canvass, and
recapitulating the principal points of his politi-
cal platform.
Thomas Hughes, candidate for the borough of
Lambeth, spoke a week or two ago to the elec-
tors of Chippenham in advocacy of the Libera 1
candidate.
John Stuart Mill, Westminister, has donated
£25 to help defray the expenses of the Liberal
canvass in Chelsea.
At a meeting, lately held in Manchester, of
the executive committee of the united Liberal
party of that city, among other tnings, it was
resolved to have no paid canvassers, and it was
decided to hold a meeting, about the 7th of
October, at which the three Liberal candidates,
one of whom is Jacob Bright,, should express
their views.
Thomas Basss prospects are very encourag-
ing. Since our last article. 2,000 new electors,
clothed with the franchise by the late reform
act, have pledged to give him and the other Lib-
eral candidate of Derby their support, in the
persons of workingmen of the Midland com-
panys works. Mr. Bass has been invited to
address them. Two thousand new recruits
joining the ranks of a candidate make a form-
idable arrayso formidable that we think they
will sweep the field in November as victors.
GEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN.
Editors of the Revolution:
Mb. Train still battles bravely and shows clearly that
Stone walls do not a prison make ;
but can nothing be done for our American Prisoner of
ChiUon f Many may differ in their estimation of this
gentleman and bis varied services, but it is not tor the
women of America to decry or complain. It is*their
duty to assist. He chivalrously upheld their cause and
gave it new impetus.
Can they do nothing but sympathize in return ? No-
oriously the women of England, headed by the Duchess


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of Sutherland, wrote hither with a view ostensibly to
free the slave. Cannot the women of America memori-
alize Britian, that they may release unto us this gifted
and versatile son of Columbia ?
Throughout our glorious summer he.has languished
in a jail, how would his family rejoice to have
him once more at home, enjoying the luxuries and
amenities they can command here!
Pray, bring your powerful influence to bear on this
matter, and lot us all make a move iu favor of Omaha
Train. I am yours truly,
Oot. 17,18G8. * B. Wood.
LITERARY.
The Natural Wealth of California. Comprising
Early History, Geography, Topography aDd Scenery ;
Agriculture and Commercial Products ; Geology, Zool-
ogy and Botany ; Mineralogy, Mines and Mining Pro-
ducts; Manufactures; Steamship Lines, Bailroads and
Commerce ; Immigration, Population and Sooiety ;
Educational Institutions and Literature; together
with a Description of each County ; its Topography,
Scenery, Cities and Towns, Agricultural Advantages,
Mineral Resources and Varied Productions. By Titus
Fey Cronise. San Francisco : H. H. Bancroft and Co.
New York : 113 William street.
A most formidable title truly, hut none too long for the
elaborateness of the book itself. It is all the title repre-
sents and much more. If now we should give the
copious and well-prepared alphabetical index of, at least,
a dozen pages, our readers could lorm some idea of it.
Outside it is a royal octavo of nearly seven hundred
pages, elegantly printed on flue paper and handsomely
bound, presentable In all its appearance to any library,
public or private, and without which no -American li-
brary will be complete. We have not'read.it attentively,
editorial life hardly being long enough to permit it. But
we have given it so thorough a going over that we dare
recommend it to all who would know the wonders, beau
ties and incalculable resources of that most interesting
portion of all the country. We had before no idea tha<
California had such a history, still less that she had such
a literature as this work assures. The publishers pre-
sent it, they say, as the most recent, comprehensive and
elaborate treatise upon the history, geography, geology,
natural history, climate, population, wealth, industry,
products and resources of the state. And they add, we
think justly, that unusual pains have been taken to in-
sure its acceptance as a work not alone of passing inter-
est, but as a standard authority on all subjects it em-
braces. This editor will never recommend a book, a
doctrine, a measure, no matter to what subject pertain-
ing, but in honesty and sinceritv, and acting on this
principle he recommends this History as a literary nug-
get worthy the possession of every scholar and reader
able to purchase it.
About Woman, Love and Marriage. By F. Saun-
ders. New York : G. W. Carleton & Co. London :
Samson, Low & Son. A plain, unpretending book of 275
pages, with an appendix of some 50 more made up
mainly of newspaper extracts relating to its theme.
This book has many merits, one pre-eminently, that it
treats its subject from the standpoint of common and
real life : seeing women in every day, working dress, and
working women, too ; not winged butterflies, nor plu-
maged angels, nor goddesses throned in clouds to be
won with adoration and offeriiigs. The author has
read rather than thought. He abounds in quotations all
the way through to his appendix, which is little else.
But unfortunately for him, and his readers, he seems
not to have read The Revolution at all; or he
would not have spotted his pages with such sayings as
these :
The advocates of Womans Rights speak of domestic
love and that shrine of the aftections, Home, as of some
insipid thing for which they have no relish, and which
they would madly barter in order to do something for
society..... The masculine school of Womans Rights
Reformers have hurt the sex whom they profess to be-
friend, by disparaging the trials most characteristic of
their nature and giving them a certain boldness and
hardness that tail of being manly and are ashamed of
being womanly...... One good result of the Womans
Rights movement, but not that intended by its advocates, is
the new interest it has awakened for the improvement Of
female education......
Now it is safe to affirm that whoever talks thus, is
either unfair and unjust to one of the noblest enter-
prises ever yet commuted to mortal men and women, or
he is incompetent to treat it. No person acquainted
With the eminent and excellent women who originated
that enterprise, and have conducted it hitherto, and to
many grand results already, and who, U is to be hoped,
may live to witness a complete triumph of their hopes,
would or could ever thus hear false witness against
them. We commend Mr. Saunders to their better ac-
quaintance, and also t.) a careful reading of The Revo
luxion and the publications of the Equal Rights Asso-
ciation, aud bid him and his book for tbe present good
bye.
The Harvester : for gathering the ripened crops on
every homestead, leaving the unripe to mature. By a
Merchant. Boston : William White & Co. Banner of
Light office, New York : 5f4 Broadway. A right pretty
little book of a hundred and fifty pages ; printing, bind-
ing excellent, and had our Merchant been a minis-
ter, it is doubtful if he had done his work any better, if
so well. A modest page of preface begins thus :
The following pages are the result of a constant and
laborious study into the history of the rise, progress
and introduction to the world of the various arts and
sciences ; and also a comparison of the incidents con-
nected with the experiences of men who have advanced
beyond their age in the development of literature or
art, religion, politics or trade.
-That the book emanates from the office of the Spirit-
ualists should in no sense prejudice the public against
it. The author, too, admits that he has had no other
experience but that of a mechanic and trader, but he
certainly has, with a deeply honest and religious spirit
and purpose, given the world a book worthy the reading
and study of all classes who aspire to high attainments
in knowledge and wisdom in things worldly or divine.
Leisure Hours. A monthly magazine, devoted to
history, biography, poetry, wit, romance, reality and
useful information. Pittsburg, Pa. : ODwyer & Co.
publishers. Two dollars a year ; 25 cents single copy.
Another new solicitor of public iavor. We do not be-
lieve in multiplying magazines. If ODwyer aud Com-
pany have something to say to mankind not already get-
ting said and said well, let them be heard, by all means.
As many pages devoted to advertisements as to reading
matter, has a mercenary appearance. Then the reading
matter is not altogether elevating and ennobling. Ith'as
a womans sphere article altogether too carefully con-
ceived. The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Putnam's, old,
able, walk with bolder step. The younger journals
need not now fear to follow. It is as though the Shet-
land ponies of a menagerie should stop and timidly try
the strength of the bridge after the elephants had walked
safely over. On Capital and Labor the Leisure Hour has
some valuable suggestions, and it will doubtless im-
prove on acquaintance and by experience, in ether re-
spects.
Radical Reconstruction on the basis of One Sovereign
Republic, with dependent States and Territories, uni-
formly constituted throughout the public domain, and
with the Corruptionsof Party Politics Abolished, being
an Address delivered at an interior town in Nevada,
and printed by request as an appeal to all Americans
fornew nationality with the South and Russian America,
looking also to union with Mexico and Canada. Sacra-
mento, Cal. : Russell & Winterburn, printers.
A most merciless titlo in length, but the Address it-
self has much that is worthy of consideration. A good
gospel to be sounded in the Rocky Mountains and west
ward to the golden cityas witness the following ex-
tracts :
* Our constitution should immediately be so amended
that not only tbe President or a Cabinet officer, but like-
wise any Judge of tho supreme Court should be deposa-
ble from office, either with or without assigned cause, by
tbe simple passage of a bill for that purpose by a three-
fourths, or a four-fifths vote of the National Legislature.
Ours must be a government of tbe people, as well as a
government of law.
Inasmuch as the Constitution requires Congress to
guarantee to every state a republican form of govern-
ment, Congress should first define what a republican
form of government is, and then appoint a competent
Commission, to make inquest as to the character of each
state government, whether it be that of Maine or Louis-
iana, whetb er Wisconsin or South Carolina. Such states
as in the judgment of Congress do not possess govern*
ments republican in character should be denied re-
presentation in the national councils, until they shall se-
cure such republican goveremeuts.
This paper could not be radical and complete if silent
about women voting ; and it is plaiu, that by such a
curtailment of the number of officers to be voted for,
and with the abolition of that system of ruffianism
which now groww out of the perverted use of politick!
Conventions for multitudinous Dominations, which ruf-
fianism too often manifests itself at the election poll s.
the question of women voting under the n9w Constitution
would be a very different one, practically, from voting
under the present order of affairs. There is every rea-
son why women should vote whenever man should, and
no oftener. She is subject to the laws, and is rational.
She therefore has a right to both vote and voice in fram-
ing them. If she has property, she is taxed to support:
the government, and why should she be denied a voice
and vote iu determining how much the expenses ot the
government shall be. She, and all dependent little ones,
no less than the aged, must suffer if a husband, son,
brother, or lover is drafted into tbe army in time oi war,
and why shall she be denied all voice and vote upon the
question of whether or no there shall be war, and if so,
how vigorously and speedily it shall be prosecuted to a
victorious termination. Her softening and elevating in-
fluence in America is as needful in political matters as it
is in social affairs. * 1 * * * * * *
Still public opinion is not yet up to the mark which
demands the vote for woman, not even in Utah, where
it would seem to be so sadly needed. But as it is one of
the inevitable certainties of the immediate future, if tbe
new Congress oi the nation does not feel free to antici.
pate fate, at least let us be sure that body has power to
yield to the inexorable goddess (whether Fate or Woman
when the demand shall bo made. Let us not disfigure our
coming Constitution by anywhere within it inserting
either the word white or male, for human
is the only term that covers the governed, from
whom the just powers of every government can be
alone derived.
The qualifications of voters for Senators should bel
in addition to tbeir qualifications as voters for Congress
men, the attainment of the age of thirty years, if un-
married, or twenty-five years, if married.
In addition to the above, the attainment of a certain
degree of education, to be from time to time prescribed
by Congress, the method of determining which should
be by public written examination, either npon gradua-
tion from the public schools or upon semi-annual occa-
sions appointed io each district (under the supervision
of public school teachers) by the Secretary of Public In-
struction and Public Libraries, who should be a Cabinet
officer.
What Answer ? A Story of to-day. Boston; Ticknor
& Fields. New York: 63 Bleecker street.
When one reads a book through without laying it down
it is proof there is interest in it. Thus we read What
Answer, a story of the love and marriage of a fashion -
able young gentleman iu Fifth Avenue with a beautiful
Quadroon. Criticisms could be made on the style, the
story, the^ubject, but the brilliant passages, the graphic
descriptions, the high moral purpose of the book far
overshadow the detects, aud the reader turns pleasantly
from page to page, just as one follows Miss Dickinson in
one of her earnest, impassioned speeches, without taking
note of the defects m her oratory so apparent to the mere
critic. We think i; is unfortunate that Miss Dickinson
should have made her first attempt at a romance on a
theme so thoroughly hackneyed, so ceaselessly sung in
the ears of the American people for the last thirty years.
No new light or lustre can be shed on that question.
It has been exhausted by Cheever in argument, by
Phillips in oratory, by Mrs, Stowe in romance, by Whit-
tier in poetry, aud Rogers in art. In freedom, with the
bullet and the ballot, the negro will soon bury all preju-
dices against bis race beneath his new-found rights of
citizenship. Miss Dickinson would have given the
world a better book, had she written more subject-
ively, out of her own struggles and surroundings;
had she given, iu her life experience, the story of a
young girls trials in securing work and wages and an
honest livmg in tbe world. In the ripening interest on
this subject, she might have done at this hour for wo-
man what Mrs. Stows did for the negro twenty years ago.
Putnams Monthly for November, always welcome,
has come in good time; and an excellent No. it is. It
certainly is an honor to American literature in both its
literary and mechanical departments. And it advances,
too, with brave determination to meet every new prob-
lem in social, moral or political reform. The Novomber
No. has tbe first of two promised letters on Suffrage
for Woman, which we shall make haste to transfer to
our own coustantly crowded columns, and patiently wait
the second in December. There are also many other
excellent articles, and it i9 a pleasure to recommend it to
the lovers of first-class magazine literature. Address
G. P. Putnam & Son, 661 Broadway. N. Y.
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the interests of carriage-building, elegantly illustrated,
and one of the very handsomest publications in the
United States. J. D. Ware, publisher, 413 Chestnut
street, Philadelphia.
Fifteenth Annual Report of the Childrens Aid
Society. New York : Wynkoop & Hallenbeck. We are
indebted to Mr. 0. L. Brace, the faithful and invaluable
Secretary of the Society, for this Report. It contains
nearly a hundred pages of most interesting reading
matter on the operations of the Society, besides an ap-
pendix of receipts, expenditures, etc., of a dozen pages
more. Whoever reads this report will need no farther
argument on the value and importance.^ the Associa-
tion.
been a ballot-box and polling booth, all of which
she wove into discourse or poem in most mys-
terious maimer. The closing poem last Sun-
day evening was on Death and Resurrection
which she improvised into dialogue form, and
delivered with surprising dramatic beauty and
power. We devoutly wished New Yorks half
million of adult inhabitants could have heard
it. Next Sunday, morning and evening, con-
cludes her present engagement.
SHOW AND SHAM.
Plain Thoughts on the Art of Living. Designed
for young men and women. By Washington Gladden.
Boston: Ticknor & Fields. New York : 68 Bleeker street.
Readers of The Revolution" will recollect we glad-
dened them a week or two since with a column of ex-
tracts from this excellent book. We have only room to
day to announce it and to recommend it as abounding
with good thoughts and things for old as well as young.
It is elegantly printed and bound, contains 236 pages and
should be in ev.ery school, village and public library,
and on just as many centre-tables as possible. We shall
try to find room for farther extracts from it hereafter.
ORDER OF DEACONESS.
A writes in the Chicago Advance says, the
order of Deaconess is not so much of a novelty
among Protestants abroad as in this country.
There is an institution at Dusseldorf, Prussia,
established by the celebrated Pastor Fiiedner,
for the training of these deaconesses, who re-
semble* in many respects the Catholic Sisters
of Charity. They wear a neat uniform, resem-
bling the dress of Quaker ladies. They have
been found specially useful as assistants to
foreign missionaries. In 1851, the first of these
deaconesses arrived at Jerusalem on the invi-
tation of Bishop Gobat, and soon proved that
they were invaluable. assistants to the bishop,
and to the physician of the English hospital at
Jerusalem. Since that time the deaconesses
have been established in many of the eastern
cities, and in other parts of the world.
The New York Weekly had a well written
tale last week, in which was the following letter.
It certainly is good sign of progress when its
like makes important part of the popular Fic-
tion. It describes, too, actual scenes witnessed
not long ago in this country ; but happily not
now :
Ah this America, free and foremost, as it professes
itself, in all liberal ways, has not yet emancipated all its
serfs. What think you, when 1 seek for the light which
the physicians of all lands ask and obtain, the benefit of
older expeiience, of lecture and experiment room, the
assistance of organized societies, they pat me off 1 Be-
cause I am more ignorant and unpracticed than the other
applicants ? Nay. I have proved my competence as sur-
geon and physician. Because my aim is low, my character
unworthy. I tell you I have brought certificates ol my
respectability. I have maintained a true character, as
becomes Dr. Money's pupil. But it is simply thisthat
I am a woman! I sat with my whole heart rising with
scorn and indignation the other day, while a circle of
grave and learned physicians, themselves taking hold of
every aid lent to them by mutual explanation and lecture,
and society, while they voted down the application of a
worthy and successful practitioner, who was not a man,
for admittance into their society. Do you blush for
shame at their brutal selfishness and lordly love of power
(the same spirit which but now deluged the Southern
lands in fraternal blood), as I did, when I tell you they
rose in the noble and dignified and Christian act to
hurrah and shout their congratulations, becausethey
had voted a woman out I Is th>s the liberality, the gen-
erous magnanimity, which Dr. Morley taught me to look
lor in America?
Dear friends, I am going back to Sydney to do the
best with the limited means allowed a womans educa-
tion, for Dr. Morleys poor convict patients.
A Brave Act.On the 11th of last month, a
y oung lady ventured to try her swimming powers
in a very heavy sea, at Lowestoft, England.
She was soon carried out of her depth aaid
could not return. Her screams were provi-
dentally heard. In a moment a slender girl
threw off her jacket and hat, rushed fearlessly
through the heavy waves, and swam to hex
rescue, bringing the young lady in, to the ad-
miration of all the beholders. This noble act
was performed by a Miss Cook, daughter of the
proprietor of the bathing machines in front of
the Battery green. Twice before has this brave
girl, at the risk, of her own life, saved that of an-
other. It but just to state that in this'ease she
received a reward, in the other none. What a
lesson this is to our young girls to learn to
swim, that they may be able not only to save
their own life, if in danger of drowning, but
that of a fellow-being.
The Spiritualists at the Everett Rooms.
We attended the Spiritualist meetings at the
Everett Rooms on the two last Sunday evenings
and wish to say that the crowded audiences
of most attentive and intelligent listeners to.
Mrs. AUyn,were only a well deserved compli-
ment to her wondrous power as a trance speak-
er. Subjects were presented to her on slips of
paper by the audience like ballots, and numer-
ous enough to secure an election had the desk
A Warning.James Parton says in his new
book, Let all women for the next century but
wear such restraining clothes as are now usual,
and it is doubtful if the race could ever recover
from the effects. It is doubtful if there could
ever again be a full-orbed, bouncing baby. Mr.
Parton is most undoubtedly right in his word of
warning, but it is to be feared he speaks now to
no purpose.
A Sad Truth.It is often said, and our own
observation confirms it to us, that laughter is
seldom heard in new countries among women.
Overtaxed strength drives mirth away in most
cases, and seriousness akin to sadness, prevails.
Illustrious Converts.It is reported that
Queen Victoria and Mr. Disraeli are advocates
of womans right of suffrage.
Another Woman Horticulturist. The Hart-
ford daily Courant thus speaks of a lady in that
city who has gone a little into the grape busi-
ness :
Miss Laura A. White, a resident on Webster street, is
certainly a remarkable woman. She, a few years ago, pur-
chased half an acre of ground ; cultivated it herself ;
set out her own trees and vines ; and now, as a reward
for her labor and industry, exhibits six varieties of
grapes, four of pears, and five of apples. The Delaware
grapes from herjvines are some of the finest on exhibi-
tion.:..
CAN ANY ONE BEAT THIS.
Old Saybrook, Conn., Sept. 26, 1868.
Messrs. Wheeler & Wilson.
Gentlemen : I wish to say that I have in my
family a Wheeler & Wilson sewing ma-
chine, that has been in almost daily use for
the past ten (101 years, and not a thing has ever
been done to it in the way of repairing ; Dot a
screw loose, or any part of it out of order in all
that time. It has been used in making coats,
vests, and pants, of the thickest of woollen
goods, besides doing all kinds of family sewing,
and is now, this day, the best machine for work
I ever saw.
Can any one beat this ?
Respectfully, Gilbert Pratt.
Any one who canbeat this (and we think
many can), will please address
Messrs. Wheeler & Wilson,
625 Broadway, New York.
The Illuminati.Wm. D. Eaton proposes to publish
in Rochester, N. Y., a monthly newspaper, devoted to
science, literature, and general miscellany. George D.
Brown, Editor. The publisher says :
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on all the great questions of the times, will naturally be
the organ of the most advanced thinkers on scientific and
political subjects in this and other countries. We shall*
not be the tool ol any political party, the apostle of any
creed, or the mirror of any mutual admiration society.
We shall demand the right of suffrage for every human
being of a reasonable age, able to read and write bis
or her name. We shall demand the abolition of judicial
murder, better known as capital punishment, as against
the spirit of the nineteenth centurythe gradual substi-
tution of school houses and hospitals for prisons and
poor-rates ; and last but not least, the aid of all who
may chance to read these pages for the redemption and
elevation of the criminal and fallen."
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THE BENEDICT TIME WATCH.
The enterprising firm of Benedict Brothers have now
ready at their up-town establishment, 691 Broadway*
an extensive and elegant assortment of Gold and Sil-
ver Watches lor the Fall trade of 1868, to which they in.
vite the attention of the readers of The Revolution
and all others who desire a perfect time-keeper. Their
stock comprises the various grades of the American
Waltham and the choicest imported watches. They
have also, in addition, a fine quality of watch which
they have named the Benedict Time Watch," they
having the supervision of the manufacture of the move-
ments, which are of nickel, which has proved to he a
metal more durable than brass or other compound
metals, and less liable to contraction or expansion by
the fluctuating character of the temperature of this cli-
mate. This movement gives greater accuracy and re-
quires less repairs than the others. Their stock of
American Watches is unrivalled. All the various grades
may be found at their counters at the lowest prices, reg-
ulated and in every respect warranted. The Messrs.
Benedict Brothers have secured their reputation and
extensive patronage by a strictly honorable course in
conducting their business, selling the best of goods at
fair prices. We feel safe in commending this establish"
ment to the consideration of our readers, and would say
to all, if you want a good, reliable Watch, go to Benedict
Brothers, up town, 691 Broadway.
Mbs. M. J. Sumner, of Worcester, is to be teacher of
vocal music in Amherst College.
Financial and Commercial. America versus
EuropeCold, like our Cotton, FOR SALE.
Greenbacks for Money. An American System of
Finance. American Prcducls and Labor Free.
Open doors to Artisans and Immigrants. A
lantic and Pacific Oceans for AMERICAN
Steamships and Shipping. Hew York the Finan-
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paied from Bank of England, or American Cash
for American Bills. The Credit Fancier 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 Omaha to San Francisco. More organized
Labor, more Cotton, more Gold and Silver
Bullion to seU foreigners at the highest prices.
Ten millions of Naturalized Citizens DEMAND
A PENNY OCEAN POSTAGE, to Strength-
en the Brotherhood of Labor, and keep bright
ths chain of friendship between them and their
Father Land.
THE REVOLUTION.
VOL. ILNO. 15.
MONET NOT A COMMODITY.
Ouk correspondent of last week, under the
head of Money and Currency, holds to the old
idea that the value of money inheres in its ma-
terial, so that a certain weight of metal of spe-
cific fineness has a value of its own as money
independently of legislative enactment. Now,
gold and silveT certainly have a value of their
own as metals; they are useful for utensils,
ornaments and other purposes; but we maintain
that among civilized nations their value as
money is purely representative and legal. To
make our position clear, we will first give the
definition of Value contained in Kellogg's New
Monetary System. He says :
Valuo consists in use; it is that property, or those
properties, which render anythiog useful. A house that
could not be occupied would be worthless, unless its
materials could be employed for some other purpose.
A horse is valued for hi useful qualities; if he becomes
disabled, he is worthless, for bis use is destroyed. So of
everythiug necessary to the support and comfort of man,
it is valuable because it is useful.
The same is true of ornaments. They are valuable
because they are useful for ornamental purposes. If
diamonds were deprived of their beauty, their use, and
therefore their value, as ornaments, would cease to exist
A valuable portrait might he rendered worthless by
erasing the features. The canvas and the paint, the
material of the picture, would remain, hut its use would
be destroyed.
He proceeds to distinguish two kinds of value,
actual value and legal value
Actual value belongs to anything that inherently pos-
sesses the means of affording food, or which can be em-
ployed for clothing, shelter, or some other useful pur-
pose, ornamental or otherwise, without being exchanged
for any other thing.
Leg l value belongs to anything which represents actual
value or capital. Its existence depends upon actual value
The wortn of things of legal value depends upon their
capability to be exchanged for things of actual value.
The following illustration shows the distinction be-
tween actual and legal value, and the dependence of the
latter upon the former. The national debt of England
exceeds £800,000,000 sterling, say $4,000,000,000. It
bears interest at aoout an average of three per cent, per
annum, amounting to an annual sum of $120,000*000 A
hundred and twenty millions of dollars' worth of the
products of labor, of actual valae, must be sold annually
to pay the interest; to pay the principal would require
a large proportion of the wealth of the country. It the
paper, the legal value which represents and secures
the debt and interest, were collected and burned, it
would not diminish the real wealth of the nation. It
would merely cause a change in the individual owner-
ship of property. But alter the circumstances, and sup -
pose a similar amount of actual value to be consumed,
houses, manufactories, machinery, fences, grain, etc.,
to the amount of $4,000,000 000, and nearly every im-
provement would be swept from the British Islands.
Destroy merely the three per cent, interest of actual
value on the debt for one yeari. e., products to the
amount of $120,000,000, and a famine would ensue : for
actual value, the products of labor, would be destroyed,
instead of a legal representative, as in the case of the
conflagration of tne paper securing the interest.
The value of money does not depend upon
the cost and qualtity of its materials, hut upon
its four legal properties or powers, which do not
naturally belong to any substance, but are be-
stowed on money of every descriptiongold,
silver and paperby law.
Money has four properties or powers, viz : power to
represent value, power to measure value, power tc accu_
mulate value by interest, and power to exchange value.
These properties are co-essential to a medium of ex-
ohange: it is impossible that any one of them should
exist in such a medium independently of the others.
The material of money is a legalized agent, employed to
express these powers, and render them available in trade.
The powers of money, which alone render it useful, are
created by legislation; therefore, money can possess none
but legal value. As all legal value depends updh the
actual value which it holds or represents, money must
represent actual valuethat is, the value of property or
labor.New Monetary System.
We know that it is customary to make a differ-
ence between specie and paper money, calling
this currency and that money, but there is no
good ground for the distinction. Paper money
secured on valuable property, and made a legal
tender for all debts public and private, would
have every attribute that pertains to money. It
would be competent to buy properly and to be
lent on interest, and these are the practical
offices of money. Gold and silver money can
do no more for us. It is true the metals are not
perishable, but then they are expensive and
troublesome to remit and do not exist in suffi-
cient amount to form the material of the circu-
lating medium. They can always be hoarded
and withdrawn from public use. so that when
they form the basis of our medium of exchange,
a few individuals, by a tacit concert of action,
can at any time cause a financial revulsion.
Most men engaged in business do not want gold
and silver exclusively as a currency. If the
paper money, which the majority will agree is
necessary to carry on trade, represents the value
of the gold and silver metalsfor the inherent
value of these metals is what, according to our
correspondent, makes the value of the specie,
and the government has only named thatvalue
and if the paper money, while it circulates
fulfils all the functions of money, paying debts
and being lent on interest, why, since gold and
silver are not the only valuable things in the
world, may not paper money be made to repre-
sent the value of such other things as men have
and need to use, and why should any one assume
that paper money is and can be only a repre-
sentative of specie ?
In specie-paying times there were two or three
bank-note dollars to every specie dollar, but the
bank-notes while they circulated paid debts and
were lent on interest just as well with this fic-
tion in the way of a specie basis apparently
underlying them, as if each one of them had
been a silver dollar; and why? Because the
bank when it gave out its notes was careful to
get in exchange what? gold and silver? No,
but a paper note with two names of persons
known to the bank officers to have much more
property than the note expressed which they
wanted to have discounted. It was the prop-
erty of these men and the responsibility of the
bank, and not the specie, that secured the bank
notes while they were in circulation. The men
took their individual notes representing their
properly to the bank and got in exchaiige a
public representative of value; for bank-notes^1
imperfect as they were, were then the best pub-
lic representatives we had, and were by common
consent received in payment of debts.
What made the individual notes of these men
good! Evidently their wealth and the law
which, if they failed of their own will to pay
the debt, would enforce a collection of it from
their property. The intrinsic value of the
paper on which they draw their notes was tri-
fling, but the law makes such notes represen.
tatives of the property of the drawers and en-
dorsers ; and is equally competent to make
government paper notes money, that is, to make
them public representatives of the actual value
of the nations properly and a tender in pay-
ment of debts.
Checks, drafts, bills of exchange are not cur-
rency, for they have no public character ; they
call for certain amounts of the circulating me-
dium ; they may be received in payment of
debts, but they are not money in any true sense
of that word, *for they have no power as a legal
tender. We never have had any paper money
that was not imperfect; even the greenbacks,
through defective legislation, fail to pay interest
on the national debt and custom duties. But
it is possible, we believe, ro make paper money
that will be a much better medium of exchange
than we have ever had, and it seems certain that
the great question how this shall be done must
soon come before the people.
At another time we will consider what effect
the use of paper money at home would have on
our foreign relations.
THE MONET MABKET
was quiet and easy throughout the week and more active
at the close, at 6 to 6 per cent, on governments, and 6 to
7 per cent on other collaterals. Prime business paper
is discounted at 7 per cent. The weeiily bonk statement
is decreased in all the items, showing the progress of
contraction. The loans are decreased $951,447, the
specie $159,477, the deposits $173,411, and the lega
tenders only $1,378, 229,


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The following fable shows the changes in the New
Tor's city banks compared with the preceding week :
Oct 10. Oct. 17. Differences.
Loans, $265,595,582 $261,614,135 Dec. $951,117
Specie, 9,316,097 9,186,620 Dec. 159,177
Circnlation, 31,188,103 31,213,918 Inc. 25,815
Deposits, 189,053,997 188,180,586 Dec. 173,411
Legal-tenders, 60,005,086 58,626,857 Dec. 1,378,229
THE GOLD MARKET
was irregular with frequent fluctuations and weak and
declined at the close of the week. Cash coin is extremely
scarce, as high as 1 per cent, per day having been paid
for the use of it and from that rate to flat, as the ex-
tremes.
The fluctuations in the gold market for the week were
as follows : Opening. Highest. Lowest. Closing.
Saturd'y, Oct. 10,138% 138% 138% 138%
Monday, 12, 188% - 138% 137% 187%
Tuesday, 13, 137% 138 137% 137%
Wednesday, 11, 137 137% 136% 187%
Thursday,15, 137% 138% 137% 138
Friday, 16, 137% 137% 137% 137%
Saturday, 17, 136% 137% 136% 137
Monday, 19, 136% 137% 136% 137%
THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET
was lower and unsettled daring the week, owing to the
high lending rates paid for gold. The rates lor prime
bankers 60 days sterling are quoted 109% to 109%, and
sight 109% to 109%. Francs on Paris Paris bankers long
5.17% to 516% _and short 5.15 to 5.13% with sales at
lower prices,
THE RAILWAY SHARE MARKET
was active and strong, prices advancing to the highest
point of the season. The most active stocks were Fort
Wayne, St Paul shares, Bock Island, Beading, Pitts-
burg, Wabash, Toledo and the Northwest shares. The
New York roads were quiet. The high prices are
causing many holders to sell and realize profits, r
Musgrave & Co.> 19 Broad street, report the following
quotations:
Canton, 50% to 51% ; Boston W. P., 16% to 19: Cum-
berland, 31% to 88 ; Quicksilver, 25% to 26; Mariposa, 7
to 10; Mariposa preferred, 21% to 21%; Pacific Mail, 128%
to 128% ; W. U. Tel., 36% to 37 ; N. T. Central 128% to
128%; Erie, 18% to 48%; Erie preferred, 70 to 71%; Hud-
son River, 135% to 136 ; Reading, 99% to 100 ; Wabash,
66% to 66% ; MU. & St. P., 109 to 110% ; do. preferred,
110% to 111; Fort Wayne, 116% to 116% ; Ohio &
Miss., 32 to 32% ; Mich. Central, 118 to 119% ; Micb.
South, 89% to 89% ; IU. Central, 1H to 116 ; Pittsburg,
90% to -90% Toledo, 101% to 105; Rock Island, 107%
to 107% ; North West, 96% 96%do. preferred, 96%
to 97.,
UNITED STATES SECURITIES
were active and prices advanced throughout the entire
list with an active demand for investment.
Fisk & Hatch, 5 Nassau street, report the following
quotations:
Reg. 1881, 115 to 115%; Coupon, 1881, 116% to
116% ; Reg. 5-20, 1862, 107 to 107% ; Coupon, 5-20
1862,111% to ill% ; Coupon, 5-20, 1861, 112% to 112%;
Coupon, 6-20,1865,112% to 112%; Coupon, 5-20, 1865,
Jan. and July, 111% to 111%; Coupon, 5-20, 1867,
111% to 111%; Coupoo, 5 20, 1868, 112 to 112%;
Coupon, 19-10, Reg-, 101% to 101%; 10-40 Coupon, 106%
to 106%.
THE CUSTOMS DUTIES
for the week were $2,381,676 in gold against $2,761,350
$2,108,429 and $3,160,256 for the preceding weeks. The
imports of merchandise for the week were $5,371,159
in gold against $4,057,449 $6,733,633 and $4,098,501 for
the preceding weeks. The exports, exclusive of specie,
were $2,753,889 in currency against $3,072,568, $2,686,-
708, and $2,599,006 tor the preceding weeks. The ex-
ports of specie were $110,313 against $13,620
$283,126 and $101,168 for the preceding weeks.
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256
IVftltttltftt*
820 MILES
OF THE
UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD
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
WHOLE LINE TO THE PACIFIC WILL BE COM-
PLETED IN 1869.
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 the 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 the principal amountmsy
be paid in services rendered by the Company in rans
porting troops, mails, etc.
THE EARNINGS OF THE UNION PACIFIC RAIL-
ROAD, from its Way or Local Business only, during the
year ending June 30, 1868, amounted to over
FOUR MILLION COLLARS,
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
FIRS1 MORTGAGE BONDS
upon such a property, costing nearly three times their
amount,
ARE ENTIRELY SECURE.
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 Company's Office in the 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
run.
It is well known that a Ion bond always commands a
much higher price than a short one. It is safe to as-
sume tbat during the next thirty years the 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 1867, were
bought in at from 20 to 23 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, are 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 Company's Office, No. 20 Nassau street,
AND BY
JOHN J. CISCO & SON, Bankers, No. 59 Wall street,
And by the Companys advertised agents throughout the
United States.
Remittances should be made in drafts or other funds
par in New York, and the Bonds will be sent free of
charge by return express. Parties subscribing through
ocal agents will look to them for their safe delivery.
A PAMPHLET AND MAP FOR 1868 has just been pub-
ished by the Company, giving fuller information than
possible in an advertisement, respecting the Progress of
he Work, the Resources of the Country traversed by the
Road, the Means for Construction, and the Value of the
Bonds, which will be sent free on application at the
Companys offices or to any of the advertised agento,
JOHN J, CISCO, Treasurer,
ept. 14, 1868. New York.

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