The Revolution

Material Information

The Revolution
Uniform Title:
Revolution (New York, N.Y.)
Anthony, Susan B ( Susan Brownell ), 1820-1906
Place of Publication:
New York, N. Y.
[S. B. Anthony, etc.]
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
8 v. : ; 32 cm.


Subjects / Keywords:
Women -- Periodicals ( lcsh )
Women ( fast )
Periodicals. ( fast )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
Periodicals ( fast )


Dates or Sequential Designation:
v. 1-8; Jan. 8, 1868-Feb. 17, 1872.

Record Information

Source Institution:
|Auraria Library
Holding Location:
|Auraria Library
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
233066290 ( OCLC )
sc 81003298 ( LCCN )
HN51 .R5 ( lcc )


This item has the following downloads:

Full Text

VOL. I.NO.* 7. . NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1868. sinax.E*cop#MB6EKTS.
PARKER P1LLSBVRY, j Js-rtitors,
SUSAN B. ANTHONY, Proprietor.
With most men, wise or unwise, as the world
goes, in state and church, written constitutions
and statute laws are the only rules for regulating
human conduct. They may prate of principles,
but principle in any divine sense is to them a word
witouth meaning, jj principle should measure the
whole sphere of human conduct, as lines of lati-
tude audlongitude girdle the globe. The state
can be safely builded vonly on justice. The
church can have ho law" but love. All history,
all philosophy are guarantees of this. Policy
and low expediency have long since exhausted
themselves in attempts to prove the contrary.
When slavery began tCv be celled in question '
in this country, politicians flew to their consti-
tution and laws, priests to their sacred scrip-
tures for its defence; and both found, as they
thought, full .warrant for its existence, and. con-
tinuance. And these points / gained,, there
wanted no. farther argument for its unlimited
extension. Indeed? there were found New Eng-
land Doctors of Divinity to apologize for the
African slave trade; which forty years before, ^the
* Federal government had declared piracy, to .be
punished with death. And had not the humane
ity of the people been higher than the prevailing
political and religious: teaching, there would
have beto a return to the foreign slaye trade.
Nor is it certain thafithere would not have been
such a-return bufrfor one other reason ; and
that was that Virginia had become a slave-
breeding state, and was supplying from her own
bagnios the more southern market.
The law decreeing the African trade piracy,
pronounced it irreconcilable with the princi-
ples of humanity and justice." But the domes-
tic commerce presented no such difficulty.
True, large numbers of women, many of them
beautiful, were kept, defiant of marriage, only
for propagation. They were valuable to their
ouners in proportion only as they excelled in
this one quality. Few colored men were kept
on the breeding plantations, and the children
bom often presented mysterious resemblances
to the owners and overseers.. As they became
old enough for plantation or other drudgeryor
if white and very beautiful girls ( .fancy stock
such were oftefiealled)* for purposes toohorrible
tube named,they weresold accordingly, aud
none dreamed that this wasin any wise irre-
concilable with the pmiciples of, justice and hu-
manity."; On the contrary, it was respectable
business among all classes in Virginia--miuis-
ters, deacons, church-members, men and wo-
men. And for many years a large part of
her income was from that unnatural brokerage
in the iblood, bones and souls of immortal men
and women. So much of principle was there in
the abolition of the African slave trade. Sodo we
Compound for. we are inclined to,
By damning those we.have nomind to."
Compromise hasbeen the bane of this coun-
try from the beginning. Its underpinning; was
compromise. Henry Clay won his fame in .that
unhallowed work. Claiming at the outset that'
the. government and union could not have been
formed but for compromise, he held it right to
maintain them under the same law.
Compromise between two parties may be well.
But two New Hampshire farmers, it is some-
where told, once owned lands adjoining, where
one had plenty of wood, the other plenty of water,
but neither owned supply of both. And one
said to the other, let us compromise. Give me
a piece of your woodland and you shall have
part of my meadow where is always water.
But the other said Abetter thing can be done.
The strip reaching across our southern line is
owned by a poor, friendless vagabond whom
everybody bates; We.can easily remove the
landmarks and claim it as ours. He cant helpJ
himself, and we shall then both have plenty of
wood and water. And the deed was.done.;
The compromise under which the American
union was formed was exactly of this type of
morality. The South came in on condition that
she might with her mules, swine and cattle also her.half million of slaves, be re-
presented in the government in virtue'1 of her
property in slaves, have the right to hunt fugi- 1
tive slaves at every hearthstone in the n'ation and
the pledge of the army of the nation, to shoot
down any insurrectionary slavesthe slaves
themselves having no rights which white men
were bound to respect, any more than had any
other part of the live stock of the plantation.
And thus compromise with liberty,humanity and
justice was made the underpinning, or, as Gov.
McDuffie, of South Carolina, called it, the
corner-stone- of our republican edifice!
And such is* the national morality to this day.
Babylon was said to be drunk on the blood of
saints. This people are still drunk on the blood
of slaves. Our very religion is a brokerage.
Slavery was builded on'the Bible as well as the
Constitution. Garrison was first branded as an
infidel for daring to dispute the argument. It
was said, he denies the Bible. We are Chris-
tians through compromise. The Tricked, it is
assumed, are most likely to do well here, but it
is to be hell for them hereafter. The saints are
to suffer loss of all things here, but to have re-
ward and honor hereafter. To be good for the
sake of goodness,, heaven or no heaven, is virtue
hot extensively taught. Slavery we held was in
tiie Bijite,,; therefore we might, hold slaves.
Slavery was .in the Constitution, ./therefore we
wiwtf hold slaves. The victims were never con-
sulted. AH this was true at the: beginning of
our Day of Judgment at Fort Sumter. We car-
ried our idol, Slavery, down into the very hell to
which we were consigned. We accepted eman-
cipation only as a drop of water to cool our
parched tongue, being tormented in the flame
that Eternal Justice had kindled around us.
For three years we have been endeavoring to
reconstruct the government on the same un-
righteous basis, infinite mercy having snatched
us from purgatorial fires. Congress has been
duping and deceiving the people with pretence
and sham. With an overwhelming republican
majority in both houses, we are assuredly worse
off than at the end of the war. Worse off are
we than at the end of any one session of Con-
gress since tjje war. We had much senseless
jargon about impeaching the Presidents Avery
few. might have intended it, but it failed at
the only time (a year ago and more) when it. -
could have been done; or being done,- could
have been of consequence. Congress passed a
Reconstruction act. The President vetoed it.
It was easily enacted over the veto. Alabama,
the first State that gave it trial, Last
week Congress itself vetoed it (while still pre-
tending impeachment) by supplementing ano-
ther, to lassoo the state in, at all events, to save
iher vote to the republican party, whatever be-
come of the country or its own consistency.
Not one high principle of morality or ordi-
nary statesmanship does that party reveal and
put in exercise. If, as old Mr. Stevens said last
week when the forlorn hope of impeachment
was, stricken down forever, the fepubli-
canfparty is dead, the country may still hope.
The old democratic party that upheld slavery
half a century, and was upheld by it, that was
kept by slavery as rich planters kept the- poor
whites* only for their votes, is dead. It died
with its tutelary idol. It may wriggle its tail
still in the North, but its head was South and is
bruised- to death. When republicanism is as
well removed out of the way, even though by
one more seeming success of the democracy,
there mil then burst into being another party,
strong and glorious as Minerva from the brain of
Jove, demanding in the name of justice, intelli-
gent suffrage and citizenship for women and men
alikfi J equal wages for equal work ; with every
avenue to education, occupation, profit, honor,
office open to all alike, integrity and capability
being the only required passports; and on
that foundation governmental fabric shall be
reared to defy all. the attacks of time, and in
which all nations of the earth shall* be blessed.
; . P. P.
CoNGBESSiouAii Housekeepin g.The New
York World has itemized some of the Congres-
sional pin-money expenses, and says among many
other little bills were paid for, B. F. Wade,
Harper's Magazine, $4; Eclectic, $5 ; Westmin-
sterr $5; Le Bon Ton (indispensible to Wade),
$6. Five dollars for a scrap-book was un-
doubtedly for Senator Sumners benefit The
frequently occurring item one gallon of alco-
hol, $5,50, can best be explainedin connection
with such other items as Corkscrews, $24;

Lemon-squeezers, $2 Fourboxes ofLem-
ons, $40 ; 168 lbs. of sugar, $33.60. These
items for substantiate ; lesser luxuries appear in
the charges of $512.50 for seventeen and a half
dozen kid gloves ; $2.25 for a gallon of bay
rum ; $5 for a half gallon of cologne, and $2
for toilet powder.
When the elephant in his travels about the
country finds a bridge of whose strength he has
doubts, he tries it first with one foot, then with
two, and only proceeds as he tests its capability
to oarry him over safely. The women of New
York petitioned the State Constitutional Con-
vention, some months since, for the right of
suffrage. The Convention asked Horaoe Greeley
to take a committee out with him and consult
as to what should be done about it. The report
of oourse was adverse to the petitioners. The
proposition, they said, was too revolutionary
for the public sentiment of the time. They had,
like the cautious elephant, tried the bridge, and
were sure it would not bear it. And sothere
being but one Geo. Wm.'Curtis in the body
the measure was lost in New York ; and failing
there, it succeeded nowhere. Had that com-
mittee reported justly and wisely, the women of
three States would have voted at the next Presi-
dential election, and the colored men with them.
And as they would have owed the privilege to
Horace Greeleys party, it is safe to say that
three-fourths of them would have voted with
that party, and so the result of the election
would have been eminently secured.
Now it is more than probable the bridge will
have to be strengthened by a republican defeat.
Connecticut republicans learned by sad expe-
rience the-danger of trifling with justice and
right. Other States will ere long learn the same
lesson. And so, too, will the whole nation ;
possiblynay, probably, within one year.
The abolitionists, too, have to be taught this
wisdom, very many of them. They thought to
secure suffrage to the colored man while reject-
ing the equal claim of woman. Now they have
secured nothing. Becoming the voluntary mis-
tress of the republicans, they have seen that
party debauching itself until all its cunning
schemes are failing, its fitter incapacity to re-
store the government and union is .every day
more and more manifest, until its very impo-
tence is consigning it to merited contempt Had
the abolitionists been true to their early history
and former fidelity at the beginning of the war,
instead of throwing off their armor and surren-
dering the sword of the spirit to the sword of steel,
we should have had Fremonts proclamation
long before it came, and with it universal eman-
cipation, and with that a speedy and lasting
peace. Or had they, at the issue of Mr. Sew-
ard's Proclamation of Emancipation in Decem-
ber of 1865, then begun to demand^pffrage and
citizenship for women and men alike, on the
basis of justice and right, instead of acting on a
low expediency which only identified them
with the cowardly, truckling leaders of a politi-
cal party that never yet dared trust a bridge, nor
take one manly, onward step, they would have
educated and elevated the whole people up to at
least the beginnings of right-doing. The black
man would have now been a voter everywhere,
and a full triumph would not have been long
delayed. The abolitionists and republicans have
both lost their golden hours, and both through
the same cause, a want of faith in truth
justice. The public sentiment for the last seven
years has always favored the most radical meas-
ures, always loved best and trusted most the truly
radical and progressive men., The people have
led the leaders of the party, not they the people.
The republicans honored Thad. Stevens, Ben.
Butler, Ben. Wade end Charles Sumner beyond
all other of their party chieftains ; and the
abolitionists nobly and loyally turned their
backs on Mr. Garrison, profoundly as they
honored him, to follow the leadership of Wen-
dell Phillips. 0 haa but those few men been
foundt equal to the hour and the demand, the
nation to-day would have been on the highway
to a glorious and well grounded peace and pros-
perity, instead of reeling as it does oh the very
verge of ruin! p. p.
One day last week the New'York Tribum had
three significant and important articles. They
were all different, and yet bore relations to each
other, so mnch as to make it remarkable that,
without any design, they should have been
brought into such juxtaposition. One was a
notice of a new work by Buskin, in Twenty-
Five Letters on the Laws of Labor, addressed
to a Working Man. These letters the Tribune
pronounces the most recent dream of Utopia.
The author, it declares, paints his rhapsodies of
secular perfection in the gayest rhetoric. The
arid fields of political economy are clothed with
flowery verdure at his touch, and present a fore-
taste of the fruits of the millennium. His fond-
est dreams arise from earnest cooviction, though
he takes counsel with hope and fancy, rather
than with reason.
The Tribune says that one of the points which
Mr. Buskin urges as essential to a sound social
economy, is the restraining of the properties
and income of the upper classes within certain
fixed limits. Thus, by removing all temptations
to the use of every energy in the accumulation
of wealth, a higher ideal of the duties of life
would be created in the national mind; the
withdrawal from commercial competition of
those who had attained the prescribed limits of
wealth,' would insure to the young earlier
worldly success, and earlier marriage, with all
its beneficial moral results; while the older
men of active intellect, whose sagacity is now
absorbed only in the furtherance of their own
therein ary interests, would find unselfish occu-
pation in the superintendence of public institu-
tions, or the promotion of the public advan-
The author insists in fhe Letters that the first
duty of the state is to see that every child bom
therein shill be well housed, fed, clothed and
educated till it reaches years of discretion;
though he admits that this implies an authority
in government of which even Englishmen do
not dream. From the lowest to the highest
class, every child should be required-by law to
receive these general elements of discipline, and
to be baptized, not with a drop of water on its
forehead, but in the cloud and sea of heavenly
wisdom and of earthly power. The purposes
of state education aim at making the body as
beautiful and perfect in its youth as it can be.
The laws of trade, so for as treated, are in the
same sublime style, as are also the modes and
motives for inflicting penalties for wrong.
All infliction of pain on weaker creatures is to
be stigmatized as unmanly crime, and every op-
portunity taken to exercise the young in offices
of practical help. With reverence and compas-
sion, truth is to he zealously inculcated, truth
of spirit and word, of thought and sighttruth,
earnest and passionate, sought for like a treas-
ure and kept like a crown.
But, after all, the Tribune thinks the author
of the Letters no philosopher. It says he treats
his subject only as a poet, as a man of imagina-
tion and feeling; and closes by saying Mr.
Buskin has made a beautiful book, but he will
never be the founder of a beautiful common-
The same Tribune tells us that from Sweden,
Finland, Northern and Eastern Russia, Eastern
Prussia, Tunis, and Algeria, there are accounts
of the people perishing for want of food. In
some parts of France and Spain the scarcity is
also great. In Tunis so many are the deaths
that burials are made in trenches, as after a bat-
tle, or during the height of a malignant pesti-
lence. In the colder regions bark and buds of
trees, in the warmer blossoms and tender vege-
tation, are consumed for food. The London
Star says.: Men and women die in our streets
every day of starvation. During the last six
months there has been a constant flow of poor
laboring people from the country into the cities
and towns. In London 51 in one week, mostly
of this class, were arrested, and all the money
on their persons was one penny. The women
staggered with exhaustion, and some had no
other clothing than old sacks. One of the pris-
oners, a man 27 years of age, who had been sen-
tenced to 21 days in jail as a beggar, died in a
few hours from starvation.
The Tribune thinks, in the United States, suf-
fering for want of food is by no means notice-
able ; still, with the dearth of employment and
the high price of provisions, there are many
through our whole country who do not know
which way to (urn. Beggars push out for the
principal Atlantic cities in swarms, and ask at
every house, for bread, among them respectable
men who, being out of work, know not what
else to do.
In the third article the Tribune complains, and
most justly, that the House of Representatives,
in Committee of the Whole, has just voted twen-
ty per cent, additional pay to the employees of
Congress. If the Senate and House concur in
this resolution, a similar gratuity will no doubt
be given to all the clerks in the various depart-
ments, and the whole cost of the extravagant
piece of generosity will be not less than $1,500-
GOO. The. Tribune declares this utterly unwarrant-
able, and says there are few classes of men in the
United States who need aid less than the Wash-
ington clerks. They are paid high salaries for do-
ing little work, andtherefore hundreds of compe-
tent young men who would gladly and ably fill
their places at far lower wages. Yet the hold-
ers of these places, where there is already plenty
to get and nothing to do, are to be paid twenty
per cent, additional for their mythical services,
at a time, too, when the government needs
money, when the debt presses, and when thou-
sands are out of employment. If we are to give
away, let us give to the hungry.
The statements here mads as to the existing
famine, relate to almost all climates, forms of
^government, and different degrees of civiliza-
tion. Now, with all the super-ample provision
the good God has made for the support of hu-
man life, it certainly is most remarkable that
such fearful destitution should prevail in so
many places, and under such varied circum-
stances at the same time. Mr. Buskin deserves
the distinction of a philanthropist, if the Tribune
denies him that of a philosopher; for it is the
terrible consciousness of the starvation and

misery nowbrooding all around him, which has
produced these Letters on thfe Laws of Work.
And there surely is no wisdom or statesmanship
in the government of this countrythe Tribune's
own statement as to its present poverty and
destitution being witnessthat entitles it to
pass so hasty and severe a judgment on Mr;
Ruskin. Probably no one knows better than
the Tribune that every real benefactor of the
race has been accounted by those he would bless
as a dreamer, a madman, or a devil.
The United States c laim to be the- freest and
best governed people in the world. In materi-
al resources no country can compare with them.
It has long been their boast that they could fee£
and-clothe easily the present population of the
globe. And now it is seen that they cannot
even maintain decently their own household.
No one man or woman in the nation, no one
family, is so rich porportionably as is the nation
as a whole. What would be thought of the As-
tors or Vanderbilts if, with all their wealth,
there were actual starvation in their kitchens
among the lowestmemals, not to speak of the
children of the family? And the illustration
might be extended still farther. Those who
claim to know all about it, say the earth is more
than sixty centuries old. How old will it have
to be, with all its laws and religion, before it
can retire from businesson not a competence
merely, as most men desire, but on an indepen-
dent fortune, every son and daughter provided
for and every reasonable want and wish abun-
dantly suppliedits sordid lust and love of
gain forever quenched ?
Those last words from the Tribune cover a
frightful secret, did the world but know it. The
old slaveholders kept the mean whites around
them, permitting them to live on them much
like dogs or beasts of prey, only for ikeir votes
once a year. In every post and place where men
are employed by the governmentmen (not wo-
men, be it known) are retained, amounting in
all to many thousands, and often on high sala-
ries, only for their votes, as the planters permit-
ted, tolerated the poor whites ; and. the honest,
toiling men and women must drudge and starve
to pay them. What is this but taking the chil-
drens bread and casting it to the dogs ?
p. p.
Last Sunday evening Rev. E. H. Chapin de-
livered an earnest and eloquent discourse on
The Crown of Early Womanhood. In speak-
ing of the true development of woman, he ut-
tered an appeal' for her rights, substantial-
ly as follows :
The condition of obligation and, the con-
dition of rights are inseparable. Woman is
bound to develop her nature to the utmost pos-
sible capacity ; but, in order to do this, she must
have room and opportunity. Here is the true
force of all the arguments in our day, on be-
half of woman. Her rights imply her obliga-'
tions ; her obligations compel her to demand
her rights. Bub, in fact, her claim is not for
woman's rights, but for human rights. As a hu-
man being, she has a right to develop herself to
the utmost possible capacity.. She claims the
human right to be and' do the best she is capa-
ble of being and doing. No artificial restraint
should be put upon the exercise of that right.
There is such a thing as mans sphere, and such
a thing as woman's sphere ; but we are to de-
termine these respective spheres, not by pre-
conceived notions, but by practical experi-
ments. Man has no business to declare what is
or what is not the sphere of woman. True, the
qualities of her nature are different from the
qualities of man. But let results, and not pre-
conceptions, determine of what she is capable.
A peach tree can never become a pear tree. The
peach tree has its rights, the inherent rights of
its na'.ure, and of Gods design, to develope all
the fulness of its life. But it would be a very
absurd thing to enact a law that no peach tree
should become a pear tree, and afterwards, fear-
ing that it would, to deny it a certain amount of
light, and air and moisture. Yet that is intrinsi-
cally nomore absurd than some present customs.
Woman has simply the light that man has, to
be and do the best she is capable of being and
doing. The fullest freedom of mans right would
never result in his becoming anything else than
a man. Woman, if allowed the same freedom,
would become nothing else than a woman..
There is a divine right to rule in society; not
by the authority of kingship, but by the author-
ity of nature. There are men who are made to
be rulers. There are men who are made to be
prophets and poets. So woman, possessing the
lights of wdmanhood, will act out her nature,
and develop the true woman. As to the matter
of suffrage, so far as I know the argument, it
is all on the side of woman ('and the sharpest
edge of sarcasm too). But the subject must be.
decided by practical demonstration. It is said
women are not fit to vote. I think they are jus-
tified in claiming that they are as fit as the mass
of men. Again, it would be unwomanly to
vote. It is no more unwomanly to vote than it
is unmanly. Further it is said that women do
not wish to vote. The majority of them, at the
present day, do not; but they have the right,
and if they desire should be permitted to exer-
cise it. If woman were allowed full scope to
follow out her nature, she would develop a
truer womanhood. The essential differences of
her mind and moral qualities would become
clearly defined. The way, after all, to settle
great social questions is not by restrictions, but
by freedom. Whatever we inay. think in regard
to woman suffrage, woman requires more free-
dom than she has, now ; for, though there has
been great improvement, she is very much limi-
ted and oppressed. It is said that woman cant
do mans work. Well, if she cant, she wont
do it. But where she takes the same kind
of work that man does, and does it better
thaii he, her wages are much less. Some of
our best teachers are women, and their remune-
ration is far below mans. Prejudice and injus-
tice prevail in regard to womans work. She
suffers indignities and tyrannies in her labor.
She has a right to be and do what she can.
Old restrictions upon her honorable employ-
ment should be abolished.
Drunkenness in High Places.The Leaven-
worth (Kansas) Commercial, a radically demo-
cratic journal, says an effort is being made to
have Yates, of Illinois, resign his Senatorship,
on account of habitual drunkenness. The ef-
fort should be successful, and another should
be made with Senator Saulsbury. Too many of
the public plaoes are filled by men who are
habitually. drunkards. The thing has become
so prevalent, so palpable, and so glaring, that
we consider it the d,uty of the press to speak out
plainly on the subject. In this respect we need
look no further than our own State. We have
men filling high judicial and legislative places
who are entirely ^unreliable, entirely unfit for
business on account of their habitual into^!c i-
tion. The community have been outraged
long enough by disgusting bloats in high places,
and we. think the time for reformation, if it is
ever going to begin, should commence et once.
Year in and year out, mid the scorching heat
of summer, the driving storms of winter, the la-
boring poor pass to their work. With the strong
wien,protected by Trade Unions and popular
sympathy, we have little to do. Our mission is
with that large, ill-treated, barely tolerated class,
the working women of New York. It is not
alone the limited fields of labor open to them of
which women complain, but the stinted, grudg-
ing remuneration doled out for faithful services.
It matters not that the pittance may be the only
support of a wretched family, the laborer is a
womanGod help herand she must take what-
ever they give her. Until recently a woman
was considered out of her sphere, if she at-
tempteckany kind of work save with her needle.
After the advent of the sewing machine, however,
it was found that men could become operators,
and the poor victims were for a time still left at
the old work of basting and finishing.
Poor, toiling sisterhood! they sang the Song
of the Shirt so long that their throats became
parched, and the work hung limp and loose from
their weary hands. When the war for the
Union thinned the ranks, it was found that wo-
men could keep accounts, set type, write for the .
press, practice medicine, and do a thousand and
one things requiring address, brains and energy.
Even here, however, is the great injustice
practiced. Women are not admitted in equal
numbers with men, and when admitted are paid
inferior salaries. A saleswoman in one of our
Broadway stores will receive eight or ten dollars
per week; while a man, at the same counter,
who does much less to influence trade, receives
fifteen or twenty dollars. The latter salary is
small enough, it is true. But if the man is
entitled to it, why not the woman ? Her services
are quite as valuable to the firm; why then do
they compel her to accept a smaller remunera-
tion ? If men have families to support, so have
women. If the father is the head of the family,
so in many cases is the mother. The good God
in heaven knows how many women whose
young families depend upon their f&eble physi-
cal strength, toil up lifes hill with bleeding feet.
Woman cannot rise to repel the injustice, until
her voice is heard in the councils of the land.
In a few isolated cases, the women of a com-
munity have arisen and protested against the
outrage, for it is no less; but they have been
hooted at, derided, and finally have gone back
to their work, cowed down, humiliated, and
silent forever more as to the injustice and
A down town merchant the other day found
himself without a book-keeper, and, for econ-
omys sake, employed a lady to fill the position.
He pays her five hundred a year ; her predecessor
received eighteen hundred. She perforins the
tfork as well. Why the difference in salary ?
An advertisement appeared in a city paper the
other day, in which a lady copyist was wanted,
at Chambers sfc. A lady friend who wrote a fine
business hand answered the application. Upon
stating her terms, the partners, highly respect-
able merchants,, looked at her in amazement,
until finally one of them laughed outright, as

Qli* lUvtftutitftt.
lie said, Indeed, you must be from the country,
Miss! Ten dollars a week; why, my dear young
lady, we could get a man far that!
Another important class of working women
are the female compositors. It is everywhere
conceded that they set type as well, frequently
better than men; yet the latter receive forty
cents a thousand ems, while the unfortunate wo-
men must be content with twenty-five and
thirty cents. So it is in the other fields of labor.
No matter how well the womans work is done,
she must be content to have it depreciated.
Within a certain sphere she is to toil her
life long, half requited, and when she dares to
step outside that sphere the scoffs and sneers of
the sterner sex follow her. She is denied the
work she can do, ill paid for what she does, and
derided when she enters competition in the
higher fields of labor. To moralize upon the
fearful injustice practiced toward women, to
theorize upon remedial measures, is not the sub-
ject of these articles. We shall, however, give
tacts and figures, which will go far to prove that
not alone to foreign lands should our mission-
aries wander, to teach the natives of Hong Kong
and New. Zealand; but here in our midst-should
the good fight begin, and for woman wlio has
borne her wrongs so patiently, the noblest mid
best of our present legislators should make
ready the way for the grand battle, which
shall win the victory against oppression at
home and abroad.
Editors of the Revolution:
The following remarks by an observing travel-
ler appeared last week in the New York Tribune:
To the Editor of the Tribune: '
Sir : Upon arriving in your city a few days ago I was
struck with the number of obscene publications pub-
lished here, tacked up on every news-stand and on the
door of many a shop, thus thrust into the faces of re-
spectable ladies and gentlemen. The sale of them, if I
rightly judge, is Immense. Look baok on Greece, and
Borne, and France, and beware. Appreciate the danger,
and fight it off. Worse than the oholera or plague, it is
an epidemic that attacks society, high or low, and pecu-
liarly and more destructively *the young. 1 have seen
girls mingled with the throng that gazed snake-fas-
cinated on the rough pictures at the stands. Something
must be done, or the disease will not be confined to New
York alone. But I warn you, New Yorkers, for your
good. Devise some plan, organize an association for
the prevention of crime. Habtfobd.
As the obscene publications alluded to are
destitute of literary merit, sickening to sound
judgment, and disgusting to the finer sensibili-
ties, weakening the intellect, perverting the
taste, and developing the lower propensities of
our naturethus utterly disqualifying persons,
young and old, rich and poor, for the stem
duties and virtues of this life, and shutting out
every hope of happiness hereafterwe wish to
make the following inquiries :
1. How is it that, out of the thousands of
professing Christians in this city who are
blessed with means, talents and influence, there
are none endeavoring to suppress by proper
authority these immoral and shameful publica-
2. How is it that ministers of the Gospel,
teachers of morality and religion, who ought to
be going about preaching the Gospel to every
creature, who are the recipients of handsome
presents and large salaries for -supposed influ-
ence, virtues and talents for doing a great
deal of good in the community at large and
in their particular calling or sphere of useful-
ness, do not raise their voices and demand from
their congregations and the city authorities
the complete annihilation of these frivolous
periodicals and this licentious literature?
3. How is it that our City Fathers, of whom
perhaps three-fourths will be seen in their pews
on Sundays, can, with clear consciences, bow
themselves before their Maker, ask for wisdom
from above, etc., and daily pass and repass
these pictures on onr sidewalks, the toleration
of which causes indignation and disgust in the
minds of the moral and virtuous, and which the
City Fathers must know are corrupting the rising
generation and vitiating the tastes of our young
men and women ?
4. How. is it that clergymen, preachers, mis-
sionaries, elders, deacons and Scripture readers
are doing nothing to dry up these streams of
death that are pouring from the press in tor-
rents ?
5. Can no society of energetic men and women
be formed for the suppression of immoral inno-
vations? Doubtless the passions and practices
that have paralyzed the industry, corrupted the
morals, and effected the ruin of many a nation,
are raging in the breasts of millions in our
country. We are warned by the voice of all
antiquity, and the example of all republics.
The threatening which the arm of Jehovah held
out over the first Christian nation, is still sus-
pended by the hand of justice over its succes-
sors :
The nation and kingdom that will not serve
me shall perish ; yea, those nations shall be
utterly wasted. And a voice, solemn as the
voice of warning and of woe, seems to come up
from the sepulchre of nations in response to
the declaration.
A practical remedy for the prevention of this
corrupted literature would be the formation of
a society composed of earnest and energetic
men and women, who would act as a vigilance
committee and prosecute by law all publishers,
printers and venders of obscene books. It is
by the union of men, minds, and means, that
the great achievements are performed in the
world of business, science and politics. A few
officers cannot administer the principles of gov-
ernment, but many functionaries are required.
As Young Mens Christian Associations do not
interfere with but aid all Christian denomina-
tions and promote general good, so would a
society for the prevention of crime and the sup-
pression of existing social evils in our cities
assist materially in city government by abolish-
ing those annoyances which officers of the law
hesitate to reform. Are there twenty indivi-
duals in our midst who will send in their
names and address to ( The Revolution with
a view to forming a society whose especial
efforts shall be to purify this city of some of its
immoral filth ? * t. p. v.
Undeb the above unique and expressive bead-
ing, the London Saturday Review, of Jan. 11th,
has a two-column article on the woman ques-
tion. Though presenting no new phase of the
subject, nothing particularly original except its
title, the article is well worth noting, in consid-
eration of the fact that it appears in the leading
literary journal of Great Britain, if not of the
worlda journal which serves up weekly repasts
of the double-distilled extract of English conserv-
While the gander of the New York Tribune,
who all his life, or while there was no ghost of a
chance for the success of the movement, has
* supported it, and now, when there is some hope
of success, opposes Woman Suffrage, and the
London Saturday Review, that staid pink of all
conservative proprieties, gives a feeble squeak
in its favor, it may well be said that we are in the
midst of a Revolution.
The following extracts are from the article re-
ferred to :
Female Suffrage, as we know, ie merely a question
of time. Before very long, no doubt, there will be a
feminine reform bill, during the course of which Mr.
Disraeli will explain that Female Suffrage has always
been the one idea of the conservative parly. * Some
social philosophers still maintain with M. Comte, that it
is man's business to maintain woman, and to relieve her
from thenecessity of providing for her own wants. But
this theory seems utopian and impracticable, when we
try to think of applying it to the world in which we
live. * All theology, whether Christian or Pagan,
has been in the habit of representing woman as designed
chiefly to be a sort of omafhent and appendage to man ;
and the allegory of the creation of Eve, though Oriental
in its tone, does, nevertheless, correspond to a vague
feeling, among even civilized nations, that woman's mis-
sion is to fill np a gap in man's daily life. Nor are they
merely the opinions and laws of the world which have
moulded themselves on this basis. The whole imagina-
tion of the race has been fed upon the notion, until the
relations between the two sexes have become the one
thing on which fancy, sentiment and hope, are taught
from childhood to dwell. It is not an extravagant in-
ference to suppose that centuries of this imaginative and
sentimental habit have ended by affecting the brain and
the physical nature of humanity. * It is well to
reflect seriously before making up our minds to treat
with undisguised coptempt all the vagaries of those who
wish to alter the social condition of woman. At present
women are too delicate adjuncts of life. As Prometheus
said of horses, they are the ornaments of wealth and
luxury. They add perfume andrefinement to existence.
But, after all, it is an important question whether the
conversion of women into this sort of drawing-room
delicacy is not sacrificing the welfare of the many to the
intellectual and social comfort of the few. * For
every woman who marries happily, a large percentage
never marry at all, or marry in haste and repent at
leisure. It remains to be proved that it is wise to teach
and train the sex to fix and to stake all their fortunes on
the chance of the one rare thinga lucky matrimonial
choice. * It would be a poor exchange to take from
women all their reserve and innocence and refinement,
without giving them free play in the world. They would
be coarse and wicked caricatures of what they are now.
The change, to be tolerable, would have to be effectual
and thorough. It would be necessary to change the
whole current of their ideas, and the whole view of man
about them also; to persuade the human race to fix its
mind leas on the difference of sexes, and to become less
imaginative on the subject. If so sweeping an alteration
could be .effected,perhaps it might be worthwhile to
consider whether womans absolute independence would
not strengthen her character and add permanence to the
worlds natural wealth. One thing is certain, that if wo-
man is to continue forever in her present condition, the
moral and social condition Of large numbers of human
beings must remain hopeless. No social philosopher
can ever do anything but despair of real progress if he
is to take for granted that women are always to play tine
part in life which the; play at present. The emancipa-
tion of the goose is an experiment, but it is not sur-
prising that many enthusiasts should believe it to be an
experiment well deserving of a trial.
This conservative gander cackles better sense
than many recreant radical ones on this side the
water. They should remember the source
whence emanates the sentence that admits the
hopelessness of large numbers of human beings
if women are to remain forever in their present
condition. The writer would have come nearer
the truth if he had said the condition of the hu-
man race *4 must remain hopeless if women are
to remain in their present condition, for no
part of the social or political machinery can be
out of joint without affecting the whole.
In the Kansas State Senate an act has passed
allowing any person, without regard to sex or
color, to practice law in all the courts, if pos-
sessed of the requisite qualifications.

Much is said of womans want of intelligence
on subjects of weight, on matters of political
economy; and yet to her is entrusted almost
exclusively the great responsibility of directing
and developing the young minds of our growing
Republic. Throughout the States our institu-
tions of learning are being filled with female
teachers, who have proved themselves efficient,
not only in the several departments of science,
in history and philosophy, mathematics and
rhetoric; but, what is still more, have displayed
an adaptation and tact in the profession which
denotes a natural qualification for the position.
And as this has been, and still is, almost the
only avenue of self-support opened to educated
women, it is constantly filled by applicants for
that vocation, when, in many instances, the
supply is greater than the demand; and the
majority of these women are young girls just
starting out in life, with nothing but hands and
brains with which to provide themselves the
common necessaries of existence.
The Boards have found that their system
of education can be carried on quite as satis-
factorily, and much more economically, by the
employment of female teachers; for where
they are obliged to pay a male teacher from
two to three thousand dollars, they may with
impunity offer woman half that sum, knowing
that, in her dependent helplessness, she will be
only too happy to accept with gratitude the
small pittance from which a man would turn in
scorn. Bound by the conditions of her con-
tract to fulfil all its requirements to the same
extent that man does, her services are estimated
at only half the intrinsic value of those of the
male. Why is this? Does woman, in giving
the same amount of labor, give less, according
to her capabilities, than man does ? If so, it is
then admitted that her capabilities are greater
than his; hut, on the other hand, if her inferi-
ority (which is frequently urged) mates the ef-
fort on her part greater than that on the
part of man, in the accomplishment of the same
object, should not simple justice award at least
an equal remuneration for an equal amount of
This system of flagrant injustice towards wo-
man has long been felt in every sphere of labor
where woman has entered as the competitor of
man, although rarely has she proved herself un-
equal to the exigency of the undertaking. And
in view of these facts, can womenespecially
that educated portion of the sex who are teach-
ersweigh the matter intelligently in their
minds, and then say they feel no need of a so-
cial and political change ? Will they acknow-
ledge that the degrading influences of genera-
tions have so deadened their sensibility that
they cannot feel the true dignity of womanhood ?
Let them not seek to put the question off for
want of time to consider it; nor still less,
through fear of unpopularity, hesitate to declare
their real convictions on a subject of such vital
importance. All subjects of reform are unpopu-
lar in the beginning, but universality creates
It is clear to all reflective minds that only in
a political change can woman hope to reap a
social benefit. Only when she stands on an ac-
knowledged equality with man in the respon-
sibilities of life, will she be able to share
equally with him the emoluments of life ; and
if she admits her actual need of the oneas all
sensible women doshe must not deny her just
claim to the other. That which protects man
against man, will .in like manner protect woman

against man, and until woman can command
such legal protection she must never expect
In a country founded on a platform of the
broadest freedom and justice, we have tolerated
for nearly a century an aristocracy of color,
which should have been revolting in the first
stages of civilization, till God, in his providence,
taught man, through a just chastisement, to see
that he could not base his own prosperity on
the degradation of his fellows. But the wheel
of progressive civilization cannot stop here;
with the abolition of color aristocracy must
come also the abolition of sexual aristocracy,
when woman, fresd from the unrighteous pro-
scription which hinds and fetters her within a
certain specified routine, surrounding her by
laws and obligations which she has had no voice
in making, and the import of which she has
scarcely been allowed to comprehend, will be
permitted the untrammelled exercise of her natu-
ral and inalienable endowments. * *
Thebe have been rumors that the rebels, in
their diabolical spite, were endeavoring to
drive the freedmen to Liberia by starvation and
persecution. It seems there is more than ru-
mor ; for, .just as we go to press, there comes a
letter from one of our Washington corres-
pondents saying that appeals are actually mak-
ing to Congress for appropriations to aid the
object. We hasten to give our readers a
part of the letter, as all there is time for in
this paper :
What terrible indications of a nations heart-
lessness or poverty, when the poor and needy
plead for relief in banishment to a country
that boasts of neither wealth nor Christianity!
Driven from their own country by oppression
and want in every form, this nation has extend-
ed a friendly hand, and welcomed to Our lands
and our liberties the Irish, the German, and
the Swiss; and pointing to our capital, served
up from their laborin canals and railways
that interlace our entire borders, securing
the highest international freedom, and
tending to the developement of financial se-
curity. We boast of a political economy, as
well as Christian sympathy, almost unknown in
other countries.
Would social recognition to our own citizens,
who are crushed under civil and religious des-
potism, crying for homes and bread, be less
economical and humane? Or capital, amount-
ing to a million and a half dollars a day, now
lost to the country for want of employment, if
saved, fail to afford financial security by re-
ducing the per cent of interest ? If in the past
our prosperity has corresponded to our gener-
osity to the poor of foreign nations, what can we
expect if we refuse sympathy and social recog-
nition to our freed Americans, in a homestead-
school, and church, and the political safeguards
which have transformed the alien to the Ameri-
can citizen, and would bind the freedmen like
a withe of cords around the heart of this nation.
Surely something is wrong when, in attempt-
ing to reconstruct the nation, every doubtful
expediency is thought to be more safe than the
cardinal principles, which all parties admit
must form the corner-stone of a republic, equal
rights and duties for all. The ballot, and eight
hour labor per day, without distinction (except
for crime), which will be sure to disapear as
such a system of justice is inaugurated.
Then will feuds end, and a nation be bora ;
hungry men be fed, and hungry lands tilled ;
Woman will declare morals, and government
obey God.
Who can see where lies the danger, or who
will show why this should not be done ; 6ince
political economy, and justice alike claim it ?
Did all readers of The Revolution know,
the veteran writer of the following letter as do
the editors, they would thank him as earnestly
as we do for his words of sympathy and ap-
proval accompanying his subscription. To no
living man is the anti-slavery cause more in-
debted than to him. No man will fill a more
honorable place in the history of that enterprise.
His name has long been familiar as any house-
hold word wherever the English language is
spoken and philanthropy and humanity are
recognized. And the beautiful symmetry of his.
character is its peculiar grace, so that his ready
co-operation in our present endeavor to extend
suffrage and citizenship, irrespective of sex as
well as color, was already guaranteed. But the
letter needed not this introduction :
Wilmington, Del., 2d mo. 7th, 1868.
Esteemed Friends, Elizabeth Cadt Stanton and
Parker Pillsbuby : 1 duly received the four copies of
The Revolution, which I presume you sent me. I
have handed three of them to such persons as I thought
would appreciate them, and subscribe for them, the
fourth, copy I have kept to look over. So far as I have
read it, I like it. I am, and ever have been, a Revolution-
ist. I am fully with you in demanding the franchise for
woman equally with man, and in favor of paying woman
the same wages, for the same work, as man; and would
even go a little further in that direction, by giving them
the preference for such work as they are capable of,
such as clerkships either in banks or counting-houses,
as saleswomen in retail dry goods stores, and many
other light employments. I therefore inclose you $2,
the subscription price for one year. Please send it from
tiie first number. My health is not good; I cannot get
out much, and have much time for reading, but i take
so many papers already that I find it impossible to read
all. I have been much pleased with what I have
read in The Revolution.* If all are equal to the num-
ber four you sent me I think I shall feel interest enough
to read all, and I hope you will meet with success in your
noble undertaking.
Yours truly/ Thos. Garrett.
From the Providence Press, Feb. 1.
The Revolution.This is the new paper which is
exciting the country by its stirring advocacy of wo-
mans rights." Its columns display great ability ; the
editorials are piquant and sharp, framed with a logic
which cuts right and left with remorseless energy. The
editors have an irrepressible spirit, and if they do not
produce a Revolution it will he the first time that justice
and freedom persistently set forth fail of accomplishing
a grand result. Subscriptions received by 8. Clough,
No. 14 Westminster street.
Yes, we are stirring the country. Everybody
either hates or loves us ; none are indifferent.
All our letters are positive ; some breathe threat-
enings and wrath, others blessings and good
will. We know we are right, and so move on.
From the Home Journal.
The Revolution," now in its fourth week, Is ad-
vancing bravely. It is plucky, keen, and wide awake,
and although some of its ways are not at all to our taste,
we are glad to recognize in it the inspiration of the
noblest aims, and the sagacity and talent to accomplish
what it desires. It i6 on the right track, whether it has
taken the right train or not.
Notwithstanding this age of disasters, we in-
tend to keep on the right track until we reach
our station ; and as our train is made of real
metal, we hope to polish it more and more unto


the perfeot clay. If the engineer, fireman and
conductor do their duty, the train will come out
all right, never fear.
From the Irish People, New York.
The cause of Womans Rights, whether it be a good or
a bad cause, is evidently gaining ground. One of these
"rights, we understand, is the right to vote at elec-
tions. Against this extension of the suffrage we have
heard an Immense number of logioal arguments, and a
still greater number of illogical and impertinent sneers,
while we never had an opportunity of hearing the other
side. For our own part, the cause, of which "The
Revolution is to be the exponent, has never occupied
much of our attentionwe have been too exclusively
occupied with other matters. We are not prepared to
state whether or not woman suffrage would be beneficial
to the Republic; but we cannot help thinking that we
would rather submit any given question to the decision
of Mrs. Stanton or Miss Anthony, than to that of the
brutalized negro fresh from a Southern plantation, or
the degraded white drunkard who haunts the low grog-
genes of New York.
Bead The Revolution and study up the
question, for the women of this country are de-
termined to be represented at the ballot-box.
We hope to see the Irish People sound on this
question. Remember Sir George Bjuyer voted
lor the household suffrage bill in the British
Parliament, and Daniel OConnell spoke brave
words for woman twenty-five years ago in the
Anti-Slavery Convention at London. If all the
Irish girls in our kitchens could vote, their wages
would be doubled at once.
From the Boston Chronicle.
A long list of Senators and Representatives, given in
first number, is included among its subscribers, as is
also the President of the United States. With such a
strong team, so fine a platform, and the united efforts of
both man and woman in the editorial department, they
cannot fail. We wish them God speed.
From the Cincinnati Daily Times, Feb. 5.
The Revolution is a spicy, racy and very ably
conducted paper.
From the Cincinnati Daily Enquirer.
A Weekly "Revolution.Mrs. E. Cady Stantons
"Revolution grows with each additional number
more spicy, readable and revolutionary. It hits right
and left, from the shoulder and overhand, at every body
and thing that opposes the granting of suffrage to females
as well as males. "The Revolution is mourning
over no lost cause, but is aggressive, bold and deter-
mined to win one dear to its heart. The number of Jan-
uary 29 contains a letter from William Lloyd Garrison to
Miss Anthony, its proprietor, hauling her over the coals
for travelling and associating with that crack-brained
harlequin and semi-lunatic, George Francis Train, and
for "looking to the Democratic party, and not to the
Republican, to give success, politically, to the female
suffrage movement. Miss Anthony in reply puts the
old Abolitionist over the course very lively, reminding
him of circumstances he had forgotten, and telling him
that in respect even to the debris of negro agitation he is
as dead as the royal Dane, and that he should be
oontented to remain in his sepulchre, and not, by his'
diatribes, endeavor to frighten live people from their
appropriate spheres. We publish elsewhere from The
Revolution, "Talk AmoDg the People in Washing-
ton, to show how it paragraphs the say-soes of the
From the London Cosmopolitan.
"The Revolution.We are requested to call the
attention of cosmopolitans (he world over to the extraor-
dinary prospectus which appears in our columns to-day
of a new journal in New York entitled The Revolu-
tion. We heartily endorse at least one plank in its
platform, that of Universal Penny Postage, which we
may claim as our own thunder. For the journal itself
we predict a great pecuniary successa circulation of
not less than 200,000 within the first six months.
From the Sandy Hill (N. Y.) Herald.
The number before us is a convincing proof that it will
be a sprightly and piquant publication, and deserves the
patronage of the publio.
From the Janesville (Wis.) Advocate.
Every principle that it advocates is great, good and
noble; its leading idea being that of equal suffrage, irre-
spective- of, color, while the subject of temperance, re-
ft# ^niolntifln.
ligion, "organizedlabor, an ocean penny postage and
others are promised their due 6hare of attention. Cer-
tainly as far as vim is concerned, this first copy has
already taken the front rank, and the opening "bow
that they make to the public in their salutatory is a
model of forcible elegance and courteousness.
From the Milford (Mass.) Journal.
The significance of its name is well sustained by its
editorials, which are sharp, shrewd, cutting yet healing
revolutionary only a3 regards political oppression and
wrong, afid alive and full of soul for all the great reforms
of the age. It is exactly the paper needed at this time, as
the distinct and peculiar advocate of principles which
have fought their way into prominent recognition,
through more than ordinary opposition.
From the Ambassador, Nfew York, Feb. 1, 1867.
" The Revolution is the name of a new paper, the
leading'aim whereof is to advocate the Rights of Women,
particularly their Right to the Ballot. Here we have to
express satisfaction that the conduct of the question
falls into proper hands. The Revolution mainly
conducted by women will be Womans champion of
Woman. They who would be free themselves must
strike the blow.
From the Chicago Workingmans Advocate.
We have no donbt it will prove an able ally of the labor
reform movement.
Yes, labor and the ballot go hand in hand.
As soon as working men come to understand
how the degradation and disfranchisement of
woman cheapens all labor she touches, they will
demand the ballot for her for their own protec-
From Zions Herald. (Methodist)
" The Revolution to European minds would have a
terrible sound. But America is accustomed to the word,
and like the earth itself enjoys the state it signifies. The
paper that bears this fearful name has nothing very fear-
ful in its mission or missives. It advocates womens
voting ; all the rest of its doctrines are not novel, and
none of them revolutionary;
We wish it a sounder othodoxy, so that everybody who
reads it, and everybody will read it, may find as little as
possible of tares among its wheat.
Do not question our orthodoxy'; none sound-
er than we. Our creed is love to God and man;
and with good Bishop Simpson, who has spoken
so nobly on this question, we look to women for
the moral regeneration of the world.
The Banner of Light has noticed us very favor-
ably before. It is itself a well conducted jour-
nal, devoted mainly to Spiritualism and kindred
causes. Last week it spoke thus :
" The Revolution.-If this new and ably conducted
paper, started in New York on a glorious mission, can
live amid the attacks and jeers of a merciless and mer-
cenary press, that is fed and fattened on popular-corrup-
tion, social, political and religious, it will at last triumph
in a more glorious cause than that in which the noble
Liberator gained its victory and crowned its conductors
with glory. The Revolution is devoted to the
cause of equal rights for women, politically and com-
mercially, which will secure them socially, as the aboli-
tion of slavery must secure equal political rights for the
colored race. The first numbers are mechanically fine
specimens of promise, and still more so in the leading
articles. We welcome it to our counter, whefe it can be
found for sale. Single copies eight cents, and two dollars
sent to us will bring It one year.
Consistency.Dr. Boynton, the radical chap-
lain of Congress, and the pastor of the new
Congregational Church, is in trouble. Ue re-
fused to admit to church communion and fel-
lowship a couple of respectable colored people,
and preached a sermon in support of his views.
He is supported in his action by the majority of
the church, but General Hancock and others,
who raised over $100,000 from Northern Congre-
gationalists to establish the church, are very
much disgusted, and contemplate an appeal to
the public. The Congress and its chaplain, as
Mends of the colored population, seem worthy of
each other.
The Daniel OConnell Apart- )
ments, Imperial Hotel, J-
Cork, Feb. 1. )
Dear Revolution Deep in correspond-
ence with authorities on the purchase of Ireland
for £150,000 sterling in gold; hence but a line
or two to-day. The government dont know
what to make of my movement any more than
the Kansas politicians did when I was getting
those 9,000 votes for women. This is what the
government organ says:
Mr. G. F. Train delivered a second lecture in the
Athenseum, Cork, on Tuesday evening. The audience,
as on the previous evening, was exceedingly large, bois-
terous, and at times extremely disorderly. Rush after
rush was made into an overcrowded room for half an
hour. The lecturer entered, and the cheering, scream-
ing, and yelling have seldom been equalled. England
and America, Fenianism, the position of the Irish in the
United States, formed the principal matter of his address.
. Invectives against Englandand they formed a very large
pact of Mr. Train's speechwere loudly cheered.London
Morning Herald, Jan. 31.
Brights organ, the London Star, talks this
Mn. Ttiatw-Goethe found that the best of actors in
the best of parts got much less applause than could any
day be drawn from the crowd by the capers of a rope-
dancer. And here is a fact for orators to ponder. Mr.
Train lectured on Monday night in Cork, andif laugh-
ter, cheers, and sympathetic groans attest the feeling of
an audiencewith greater success than commonly re-
wards the labors of our finest speakers. What is it? Is
it that they loved the man for his themeIrelandand
for his recent small copartnership of sorrow with them,
or that they would have laughed and groaned with him
on any theme ; and that with all his vulgarity he has
the secret of the orators charm over the souls of men ?
He seemed to hold his hearers thoroughly in hand.
When he told them that he would send their applause,
rolling over the water, along the shores of the Atlantic
coast, through the prairies, over the Rocky Mountains to
California to their cousins, brothers, uncles, aunts and
relations, they cheered him long and loudly, and when
he bid them remember that the magic of success gat-
vanizes impudence into genius, they cheered again. But
the man is certainly far from being what it may suit
some of us to say he isa fooL Our decree cannot con-
fer the real title. There is no little of what is called the
art of 'oratory in his speeches. He has a rare command
of illustrations, every one of which recalls a pleasant
memory or a glorious tradition to the minds of his hear-
ers. He wanted to put Mr. Roebuck to the blush, and
he did not attempt it by out-arguing the arguer, but by
playing a brilliant fantasia on Irelands proper names.
Flood and Emmett, Tone and Grattan, Shell and Swift,
Nugent, DeLacy, ODonnell, MMahon, all passed in
splendid spiritual procession before the delighted crowd.
Train must have power of some sort If it does not
: come from nature, if he does not feel what he says, then
art has taught him most excellent feigning. It is all
very well to say that he talks nonsense, and that any
body may do the same; but how does it happen that,
with all the inclination, so very few people have the
power t Not to put too fine a point on it, Train is a polygonal
phenomenon, a creature that bos a hundred different
aspects, all of them odd, but some not altogether ridi-
culous. We formed that estimate of him at first, and
we still retain it.
Another drisheen brought in yesterday. The
women of Ireland are full of nationality. Depu-
tations continually coming with addresses and
presents. Yesterday I went privately to the
Turkish hath ; when I came out the place was
blocked with the fair daughters of Erin, who
cheered me way out of sight. God bless the
Irish girls! You must manage to have them
converted to our Woman Suffrage programme.
The papers take up the question of Train and
the fair sex in this way:

ftb* fUvtflittfsix.
From the Northern Whig, Belfast.
Mr. George Francis Train is highly pleasedvery
greatly gratified, indeedby his reception in Cork. He
has hashed his satisfactionwe have it on his own
authorityto his friends in America by the Atlantic
cable. He has done more : he has told his friends there
that he intends to stump Ireland. Doubtless he will
keep his word, so that for the next few weeks we shall
have a real live Yankee oratora candidate for the Presi-
dency, toogoing about from town to town, enlivening
we oannolsay enlighteningpeople who have been
well-nigh wearied reoently with jaded Fenian sen-
sations. It can hardly be expected, however, that the
enthusiasm with which this rambling orator has been
received in Cork will continue to follow him. There a
certain class of the populace seem to have gone quite
mad about himespecially the ladies. Some of these
representatives of a society which is not namedpre-
sented Mr. Train, on the evening of his second lecture,
with a green wreathput on his head by a little child
and a green velvet cap j and the seething audience held
him thus gloriously crowned King of Ireland.
Another lot of four young ladieswho must be very
pretty, if we put trust in the charming report of the
Cork Examinerwaited upon Mr. Train on Tuesday
morning very early, and presented him, in coyly mys-
terious manner, which is most piquantly set forth by
the scribe of the Examiner, with a drisheem a
treat for an Emperor or a President of the United
States, as a friend remarked when Mr. Train, in utter
bewilderment, asked what it was. Mr. Train was de-
lighted, and so, we suppose, were the ladies. It may
not be out of place to explain on the authority of the
Cork Examinerthat the drisheem is indigenous
to Cork. It consists of boiled sheeps blood, season-
ed with herbs' and spices, and compressed into the
outer membrane of an intestine of the animal. It then
forms a convoluted tube, varying from two to three feet
long. Assuredly it must have presented a startling
The members of Parliament, addressing their
constituents, begin to talk about womans
voting. The London Times of to-day says :
Female Suffrage.The members for Stockport, Mr.
J. B. Smith and Mr. Watlrin, addressed their constitu-
ents on Wednesday night upon the occasion of the an-
nual meeting of the Stockport Reform Association. Both
members spoke oi the t uffcage for women as desirable,
and were also agreed on the subject of education, being
in favor of a compulsory system^ Mr. Smith said the
question of woman suffrage had long been discussed in
America, but England had been the first place to adopt
it. There was an election last month in Manchester, and
to the astonishment of the returning officer, a lady pre-
sented herself at the polling-booth and*demanded her
vote to be recorded. They were puzzled to know what
to do. There was no law in favor of it, but there seemed
to be no law against it. The law said that everybody
placed upon the register was entitled to vote, and they
hadno alternative but to take the ladys vote, and a very
sensible woman she proved herself to be, tor she voted
for his friend Jacob Bright. He had never recorded his
vote upon this question of woman suffrage, because he
did not like, until he had fully made up his mind after
the best inquiry he could give to the subject, to vote on
any question, since, when he had made up his mind as
to the course he should pursue, he never flinched from
it; but he must confess there were some strong reasons
which he had heard urged which he found it difficult to
answer. For instance, he understood that a lady was lia-
ble to serve the office of churchwarden. His colleague
said he knew a lady who served the office of constable,
and he could also tell them there was a lady nearly re-
lated to himself, and who lived not far from that place,
who, two or three years ago, was obliged to serve the of-
fice of overseer ot the poor. She said one day to him,
Don't you think that if women are called upon to exer-
cise the same public duties as a man they are entitled to
the same public rights as a man ? I am a householder, I
pay taxes, I have served the office of overseer, and have
I not the equal right of choosing my representative in
Parliament? Well, he confessed that thia puzzling
question he did not know how to answer ; but he had a
philosophical friend in ^uerica, who went iurther than
that; he insisted upon the fact that all women were en-
titled to vote, and that we should never have well-or-
ganized society until they possessed that right. His
views were so various and striking that he would read
them. He said, Are women sufficiently represented
by their male friends ? Or is their interest as the repre-
sented too inconsiderable to entitle them to have a vote,
as in tike case of lunatics, idiots, and children ? Another
reflection is that the possible phrticipation of women in
the duties of citizens at the polls may serve to neutralize
some of the evils of the representative system, which, as
at present administered, are certainly Serious. We find,
in social relations, man becomes barbarous in proportion
as he is isolated from the gentler sex. No man can de-
velop symmetrically without experiencing more or less
the gentler influence of women. May it not be equally
true of government ? Certainly, if we were to double
the voting population by the addition of that number of
persons who do noi swear, who do not fight, who do not
drink, who do not seek jobsat least such as corrupt
men mostly affectwhose presence is a restraint also
upon the vulgar and the depraved; might they not prove
the just and natural complement of the male voters, and
neutralize the grosser evils of the elective system? As
at present I should begin to doubt whether even our
universal suffrage is possible without uniting the sexes
in its exercise. This, he would assure them, was the
language of a philosophic man of very high literary at-
tainments, and who had served in the highest office's un-
der the American government. He confessed that there
was something in these views which had never occurred
to him before. Mr. Watkin, on the same subject, said it
was not contended that every woman should have a vote,
any more than it was contended that every man should
have a vote, but that those women who kept house and
performed the duties of citizens had just the same right
as male citizens to vote for Parliamentary representatives*
He quite agreed with the American writer quoted by Mr.
Smith, that nothing could be more humanizing and ele-
vating, and that nothing would tend more to elevate the
mothers of the countrywhich meant elevating the
country itself, because the mothers trained up the men
and women of the futurenothing would do this more
than to remove political inequality in the sexes. He had
never gone beyond that; he never proposed, for instance,
that his wife should have a vote.. She told himand he
had no doubt it was correctthat she was perfectly con-
tent with her.present influence, and he had said to her
sometimes that if she criticised his votes in Parliament
and elsewhere in the way she did that he certainly must
be protected by the ballot.
We shall have to move quick in Kansas,
Missouri, Wisconsin and Miohigan or England
will get ahead of us. The Revolution will
educate the country. Brain will win. Blood
will telL P. P. and E. C. S. must elevate the
unthinking into thought. This is what the
Stockport members said:
Mr. Smith, M.P., said he was particularly happy to see
ladies present, for they could not tell how soon candi-
dates for Parliamentary honors might have to say,
Ladies and gentlemen, electors of Stockport. (Ap-
plause and laughter.) The question of woman suffrage
was one upon which he had not yet recorded his vote.
He had never been able thoroughly to make up his mind
upon it; but he acknowledged that strong arguments
were urged in its favor. Women, it was said, were
eligible to serve the offices of churchwarden and over-
seer ; and he had heard of one instance in which a lady
had served the office of constable. (Laughter.) Why,
then, should they, if householders and direct payers of
rates, be refused representation in parliament ? (Hear,
hear.) A philosophical Mend of his in America went
further; he contended that society would never be well
organized until women possessed the elective franchise.
It was lamentable to see the ignorance which prevailed
in tins country. How important was it that women
should be educated. How much of the future of our
children depended upon the careful education of the
mother. (Hear, hear.) Yet in Stockport, he grieved to
say, according to the official returns, only forty-three
per cent, of the married women were able to write their
names. This was a condition of things which ought not
to exist. Whilst we in this conntry had been squabbling
about education, state interference, and eo forth, foreign
nations had been at work, and had left ns far behind.
We had been encumbered with the religious difficulty.
The state could not teach religion ; let it, then, tax the
community for the purpose of giving children secular
education. (Hear, hear and applause.) In America,
Sunday schools were reserved for religious instruction;
and it seemed to him far more consistent to teach reli-
gion on a Sunday than give merely secular instructioo,
as was done in many Sunday schools in this country.
Mr. Watkin, M.P., said his honorable colleague had
referred to Female Suffrage. He (Mr. Watkin) did not
know exactly why he had done so, unless it was meant
as a sort of ohatiange to him, because he happened to be
one of the 79 who voted in favor of giving the franchise
to ladies who were in exclusive possession of premises,
and on condition of a personal payment of rates. (Ap-
plause.) He was sure that next session the cause of
Female Suffrage would be aided by the vote of his hon.
friend. (Hear, hear.) Let them try for a moment to
strip the question of the ridicule and prejudice by which
it was surrounded. What did they contend for ? Not
that every woman should have a vote; but that, if they
made occupation and the payment of rates a test of
qualification for the elective franchise, where they had
women paying taxes, keeping house, and performing the
duties of citizens, they should have the same politioal
rights as gentlemen under the same conditions. (Ap-
My letters to the World contain many letters
from the peopleomitting names in some cases,
s- as not to compromise the writers. Everybody
nou> is watched but Train. The moment people
learn to know me, you see I am not the bug
bear they thought me.
Correspondence between the Citizens of Youghal and
Mr. Train whioh explains itself. The day appointed is
Thursday, at the Assembly Rooms, Mall House.
Youghal, January so, 1868.
To George Francis Train, Esq
Sib : It being the wish of the people of Youghal that
you should deliver a lecture here, we, the undersigned,
feel great pleasure in conveying to you their desire to
that effeot, as we recognize in you the fearless advocate
of the people's rights and the trusted friend of millions
of our exiled race in your free and glorious land.
Shoold you honor us with your presence, we will give
you a Cead MiUe Failihe.
Signed, Timothy Murphy, P. P.
And 22 others.
Imperial Hotel, Cobs, January 81,1868.
To the Committee of Citizens of Youghal +
Gentlemen : Your people are represented all over
our land. How can I say no! Ireland is in America and
America is in Ireland. Make your arrangements and com-
mand my services. Sincerely,
George Francis Train.
Many think the government have stopped
me; not a might of it. No English Bull ever
stopped a Yankee Train for any length of tune.
The fact is I could not itand the crush, afraid
of accident. Then again I am in no hurry.
Think I will remain in Cork, as they wanted
me. It will please the governmentonly I am
outside instead of inside of jail.
Never desert the ship I
Heed not the crash that has sundered the deck,
Remember your oaths, men, and stand by the wreck ;
The keels lying upmost, the mainmast below,
And the sea-weeds dark tangles are wreathed round the
Gird up your souls, there is glory in death,
Who would not strive for the martyrs pale wreath ?
With brow still undaunted and firmly-set lip,
Let a wild cheer ring out, and go down with the ship.
Tell my Irish boys never to give up. Stand
by the ship. Sincerely,
George Francis Train.
* This is Sir Walter Raleighs old place.
Colonization.Lieut. Lloyd, of Liberia, a
young colored gentleman, in a recent lecture
at Cooper Institute, counselled colored people
not to emigrate to that country. He said that
a large increase of population was not so desir-
able or important as that properly qualified
men and women should be sent there to teach
the native Africans the beauties and benefits
of civilization ; to instruct them in the arts;
to develop the resources of their future soils ;
and to lead them by sure degrees to that posi-
tion among the nations which the Creator in-
ended them to hold. Sensible talk that.

(}f tifnuliitiiiii.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY, Proprietor*
The next Presidency is the topic. Since the
imbroglio between Grant and Johnson people
say there is more point and pluck in Grant than
was supposed, though all admit that he has not
the necessary qualifications for that office ; he
lacks a knowledge of state affairs, and that es-
sential virtue of a ruler, self-control. Greater
is he that ruleth his own appetites than he that
taketh a city. The ladies say he has no Small-
talk, the men say he has no toll-talk ; but all
say he will be nominated without doubt for our
next Presidentnot for the good of the nation,
but the salvation of the republican party.
Hence we may as well look forward to this event
with pious resignation, accepting Grant as a
means of grace, and bear him meekly with na-
tional prayer and humiliation as we have A.
Johnson before him. A club of ladies in
solemn convocation one evening discussed all
the Presidential celebrities, and decided that the
women of this nation should have a word to say
about the next one. They analyzed Chasehis
handsome head, gentlemanly deportment, im-
posing presence, moral probity, great ability,
etc., and thought with his graceful daugh-
ter he would do the honors of. the White
House with great credit to himself and to the
country. With his knowledge of state affairs,
political economy, jurisprudence and currency,
we might at least hope that he would clear up
all the mysteries of constitutional law that have
so perplexed and befogged our present chief.
One lady objected to Chase because he had no
heart She said he was as cold as a clam ; that
the women of the nation could never to go him
with their sorrows as they did to Lincoln, and
expect to see a tear in his eye, or to get his ear
for five minutes at a time. Now, Salmon, that
will never do ; you must be more sympathetic.
You men in high plaoes must remember that we
are taxed to keep you there, and that, as we
have no voice or vote in the government, the
least you can do is to listen to us patiently and
shed a few tears over our wrongs and oppres-
Then it is said that the Chief-Justice ordered
his name to be taken from the advisory com-
mittee of the Universal Franchise Associa-
tion," where he stands with such men as Ben.
Wade, Gratz Brown, Judge Underwood, etc.
Whoever would save his life shall lose it.
Now if his Honor were far-sighted he would see
that the next layer in society to the negro is
woman, and that in the course of human events
she too will have a voice at the ballot-box, and
in the scale of being become but a little lower
than the negro. What more fitting employment
for a future President than to impart wisdom as
advisory counsellor to the women of the nation?
Do you love black men, oh! most wise Chief-
Justice, because they are black or because they
are human ? If the latter, how comes it that
your philanthropy does not take in woman
also? Colfax, Wade, Fessenden, Trumbull,
Sfc* volution.
and Pendleton were all considered in turn, and
approved by the ladies. Some one said Fessen-
den looked out of humor with the world; ano-
ther said she saw him in the Senate chamber,
after Mr. Ferrys speech, go and congratulate
him most heartily and sit with his arm round
him affectionately chatting for a long time,
showing that he had some milk of human kind-
ness flowing in his veins.
It was the general opinion that the substra-
tum of Wade was sound and good. He always
speaks out loud and clear on the woman
question." All agreed, however, that he needed
a new set of teeth and a little polishing up gen-
erally for the White Housewhen one remark-
ed that you might polish Wade down one-half
and then there would be enough left to make
one of the grandest men of the age.
As to Trumbull, in addition to all bis per-
sonal qualifications, great stress was laid on the
fact that he had an accomplished, common-
sense, strong-minded wife. Colfax seems to be
a general favorite; none more affable, more
genial, more polite than he both in public and
private. His receptions are the most lively and
agreeable. Everybody seems to unbend at once
under his roof. Most of these great men at
their receptions have a statuesque appearance.
They seem to say: Here I am ; look at me!
as if about to have their photographs taken, with
their best expression and attitude. But Colfax
has no such idea of the occasion. He evidently
forgets himself, and manifests an interest and
pleasure in the recognition of the characteris-
tics and locale of his visitors. We had the
honor of being present on one of these occa-
sions, and noticed that he had something gra-
cious or amusing to say to all his visitors. He
introduced us to the ladies of his household as
the lady who run for Congress, which brought
down on us a shower of eyes, and questions as
to that novel proceeding. Fortunately we were
supported by an able-bodied general, who; by
the by, was the finest looking man present, and
thus was able to maintain our composure and
make good our political pretensions. Judge
Kelley, who stood near addressed us consolingly
on our defeat, saying that we received the same
vote on the first trial, twenty-four each-only
he had a few cyphers on the right hand while
curs were on the left, a mere arbitrary rule of
arithmetic making the only difference. Colfax
said he was very sorry at the result. It would
have been so charming .for him to say the
lady from New York has the floor.
But to return to the club and the Presidential
discussions. One lady said the great objection
to making Colfax President was that he had no
wife ; but some one promptly hinted that that
trip across the continent" was not in vain.
We hope before that matter is Anally settled
Colfax will take counsel of Wade, who has sound
ideas on women, dress and fashions, as well as
the true basis of reconstruction. We trust he
will insist that Mrs. Colfax shall introduce into
Washington society American customs, costume
and conversation.
Why should the daughters of the Pilgrims
follow the customs of the effete civilizations of
Europe, or change their costume with every
passing freak and fancy of those unprincipled
courtesans in France? With our inheritance,
institutions and destiny, we should lead the
world, not follow. When our women are bap-
tized into the grandeur and glory of republican
ideas, we shall have done with court dress* coat
of arms and livery, with all these humiliating
imitations of the sham and tinsel of the old
world. We hope the next lady in the White
House will set the example to her country-
women of delicacy, dignity and decency, and
introduce the fashion of high neck and long
sleeves." There is a philosophy in dress, and
the style thus far has sprung from the idea
that woman's attractions are wholly physical,
and that her only object in life is to secure a
certain kind of questionable power over man.
But we will leave this subject of dress for the
future Mrs. Colfax to consider. We met Sen-
ator Sherman at Colfaxs receptiona tall, thir>
gentleman, who spoke to me rather hesitatingly
and mournfully on the prospect of suffrage for
woman. Poor man! he does not seem at all
prepared for that coming event; but ever thus
the wheels of civilization move on, and those
who will not lead must follow.
Being introduced to Mr. Jenckes, member
from Rhode Island, we left Sherman to his re-
flections. We remembered at the mention of
that name, how we had sacrificed Jenckes,
Schenck and Broomhall" in our conventions for
their propositions to introduce the word male "
into the Federal Constitution, and we trembled
at the thought of being at length brought face to
face with Jenckes himself. This serving a man
up in your sanctum is one thing, but when
you come to look him square in the eye after-
wards is quite another. However, on raising
my eyes to his large, round, benevolent face,
and thinking that in the press of business he
had never heard of our liliputian efforts to an-
nihilate that immortal trio, we shook hands se-
renely and proceeded rather gingerly from the
circumference of the political circle to the piv-
otal point of human rights. To my astonish-
ment, Jenckes proved to be a most liberal man
and a staunch friend of our cause. It is fair to
conclude that those wicked men, Schenck and
Broomhall, had led him astray. We were sur-
prised to hear how advanced Rhode Island is in
her legislation for woman, having her rights to
property, wages, children, and to vote in all
school questions ; and for all these blessings
we are indebted to this same Mr. Jenckes, who'
: took an active part in the Legislature of Rhode
Island to push all these measures. We asked
Mr. Jenckes how it was that Connecticut, ad-
joining all this light and civilization, was still
so benighted. He laughed and replied that
he could only account for it from the fact that
. she was so nearNew York. He forgot, no'doubt,
all our progressive legislation for the last twen-
ty years, and remembered only the report by
Mr. Greeley in the last Constitutional Conven-
tion. Turning from Mr. Jenckes, we were in-
troduced to Professor Helgard of the Coast Sur-
vey. Gen. Eaton reminded us that he too was
a member of that scientific club, which refuses
to open its doors to woman ; so of course we
rallied him on that. You see, dear Revolu-
tion, we regard ourself as a kind of missionary
to bring all men to the gospel of Womans
Rights, and no matter what subject they intro-
duce or where in the universe they start, we
adroitly tow them all into this harbor of light and
Now, at the first blush, on meeting a member
of a scientific cltjbwho would naturally talk
about laws, minerals, chemicals, vegetable life,
tire solar system, earth, air, fire, and waterone
might wonder how such a philosopher could be
caught in the trap of Womans Suffrage ; but
you see the injustice of excluding women from
their councils is the open door to its discussion.
Just as the rights denied the negro have occu-
pied the whole thought and time of the nation
for the last thirty yews, so do we legitimately
thrust our heads wherever we are forbidden to

go. Ah! these poor men' are fast coming to see
that there is another irrepressible conflict
nearer at home than the one through which
they have so manfully struggled. When ar-
raigned at the bar of etiquette, Mr. Helgard
made a skilful defence of the ciubs seeming
want of courtesy. Now, said he, by throw-
ing a veil of mystery and exclusiveness about our-
selves, we make these women admire and ven-
erate us. They really think we are wise, and
know a great deal more than do, £nd as
long as we keep up these dividing lines they
will continue to think so. But if we admit
them into all ou: councils, and they find out
how little we do knowhaving no beauty or
grace to recommend usour power would be
gone, and we should soon come to grief.
This sad picture of humiliated manhood
brought tears to our eyes, and we turned to a
more cheerful talk with Mr. Ely, member from
New Hampshire, who inquired if Mr. Pillsbury
was about to stump that state for the demo-
cratic party. We replied that, as Mr. Pillsbury
had ever been very erratic in his movements,
we should not be at all surprised if he should
stump the state for both parties. We have
many more good things to tell you, dear reader,
next weekour visit to the Supreme Court,
Patent Office, Bureau of Statistics, Vinnie
R:am, etc. e. g. e.
The World, in an editorial under the head of
Mrs. Stantons Standard, deplores that, in a
recent visit to Washington, we viewed our repre-
sentatives through an opera-glass, and pro-
nounced our New York Senator the ablest and
handsomest man in that body. Now, a little
pride in this direction is pardonable when we
remember how feebly the Empire State has been.
represented since Mr. Sewards day, and how
seldom the gentleman from New York, has
been so handsome as to be worthy of remark.
Women have been looked at through opera-
glasses six thousand yearstheir faces, forms
and fashions been the invariable subject of com-
ment by all men, great and small. What are
brains compared with beauty ? No matter what
women think, or say, or do, the only question is,
are they handsome ? Think of the Pindaric
odes to coral Ups, long lashes, golden hair and
alabaster brow, that have been showered on Eves
daughters aU these years, and say if common
gratitude does not compel some meed of praise
to our fair countrymen. Let the handsome
men of the nation look up. Fairy fingers shaU
yet write for The Revolution sweet*sonnets
to bushy whiskers, moustache, goattee, to braw-
ny muscles, giant form, and shaggy brow. Men
will not do each other justice, envy prevents it,
and this is to be the special mission of
The Revolution.
The World, in its reports of our womans
conventions, has always mourned the lack of
handsome women on the platform ; and hav-
ing been a faithful reader of that journal, un-
der its new dynasty, and learned its hates, we
kindly reported for its benefit the handsome
men at the Capitol. We wish the World, how-
ever, to take notice that ablest is our first ad-
jective ; handsome is merely thrown into
heighten, not lead the admiration of the women.
But our real object in using the opera-glass
was to find a kernel of wheat in the reconstruc-
tion chaff that has been accumulating in the
Senate Chamber for the last four years. Being
disappointed in our search, we analyzed the com-
ing man to see if there was hope in that direc-
tion. . e. c. s.
Gail Hamilton has written a little volume
called Woman's Wrongs. The beginning
and ending of this essay are very good. The
middle, where she discusses the question of
suffrage, is not so good. From the contradic-
tory propositions she advances, it is evident the
author has never yet seen in its magnitude the
idea of self-government.
She opens with a criticism of the Rev. Dr.
Todds recent pronunciamento on womans
sphere, and shows the shallowness of the gen-
tlemans soundings, his lack of philosophy,
logic and grammar. She involves the Rev.
gentleman in such absurdities, that from a lin-
gering respect for educated manhood we have
decided to read Todd ourselves and see if it is
possible that his best points. are put forth.
Although we have never found an argument
worth reading on that side of the question, yet
each time we hear of some new man making
the attempt, we hope he may have found a foot-
hold on which to base an argument. Most men
are growing too wise to defend the old positions
and. barbarisms on this question, and for
several years but three of these valiant knights
have appeared upon the stage Professor
Taylor Lewis, of Union College, the Rev.
Dr. Todd, and (the American- Tupper) J. G.
Holland. If the review before us is a just
one, they have all alike proved themselves in-
competent to grasp so large a question as
womans sphere. We should not be sur-
prised if these men were the last of the Mohe-
gans, and if the world should now come to the
conclusion to leave woman, like all the rest of
Gods creatures from a man to a mouse, to find
her own sphere.
After annihilating the Rev. Dr. Todd, Gail
Hamilton gives us her ideas on the ballot.
Here she has not thought profoundly; her mind
vacillates. She says good things on both sides
of the question, but she does not grasp the cen-
tral idea of government, the dignity and power
of the citizen who holds in her own hand the
sceptre of self-protection, the key to all the
profitable and honorable employments in life.
She says she does not see the connection be-
tween the ballot and education, work and wages.
As soon as the ballot was given to the negroes
of the South, Senator Wilson, Judge Kelley and
Gov. Orr made haste to enlighten them on all
the political questions on which they were to
When the bill for household suffrage passed
the British Parliament, even Lord Derby and
Disraeli said, now we must have schools for the
new class of voters. All see the need of educa-
tion for those who have a voice in 'the govern-
ment. Those who demand education first,
before men come to the polls, lose sight of the
fact that the ruling classes have no interest in
the, masses, except as they too can express their
opinions at the ballot-box. The ballot is the
check-rein in the hand of the citizen to remind
his rulers that he has power.
Gail says : All the voting in the world
can never add a cubit to a womans stature.
Have not freedom and education changed the
features, the heads, the whole bearing of
negroes and Irishmen ? Contrast some of these
stately officers in our Metropolitan Police in
New York with the degraded slaves in the
Emerald Isle; contrast our Douglass, Purvis
and Remond with the field hands on a Southern
plantation, and tell us if the ballot has not
added a cubit to their stature. Just so it would
exalt and dignify woman and give her a new
feeling ot self-respect, of personal responsibility
and power. The simple fact of disfranchise-
ment is dwarfing and depressing to Ml who
suffer it. The act of going to the ballot-box is
not so much in itself, but being forbidden to
go there breeds despotism on the one side and
degradation on the other, working a double
wrong alike to man and woman, creating an
antagonism where, in the nature of things, in
the normal condition of the sexes, none can ex-
ist. It is philosophical, it is logical, it is com-
mon sense to suppose that what the ballot has
done for man it will do for woman also.
What man with the intelligence of Gail Ham-
ilton would consent to disfranchisement ? Does
she not see that the simple denial to woman of
any right or privilege is invidious in itself, and
a piece of unwarrantable assumption on the part
of the man who does it? Had the women of
this country the power the ballot gives to-day,
we should soon* see our Todds and Hollands
schooling their pens and tongues to a new gos-
pel in our political and social life. These dilet-
tante gentlemen ever learn their philosophy and
religion at the feet of custom. When we had
slavery in the country they preached it as a
Bible institution. But when God in the thun-
ders of his wrath declared freedom, they saw
the light. When advancing civilization secures
woman in her political rights, our reverend gen-
tlemen will give us a new interpretation of
Scripture, a new boundary line for womans
sphere. Every onward step in legislation gives
us a higher revelation.
In regard to womans wages, political econo-
my teaches that in proportion as you open new
avenues to labor you decrease the supply in the
few employments it crowds to-day ; and wher-
ever you decrease the supply you raise the
wages. Now, if woman had the ballot she would
hold office, be President, Chief-Justice, judge,
chaplain, lawyer, doctor of medicine and divin-
ity, professor, soldier, sailor, be anything, go
everywhere; hence there would not be so many
to teach school and sew, and they would command
better wages in these employments. Again, the
ballot dignifies the laborer, exalts whatever he
touches, and thus again increases the value of
his' work.
What is the reason that the political
opinion of Gail Hamilton is of no value to-day
in the market ? She has no vote. The doings
and sayings of black men in Southern conven-
tions are quoted and commented upon. The
Tribune has grand editorials in their defence,
belaboring democrats for every dereliotion of
duty in that direction. Why ? To secure their
votes for Chase in the next election. American
citizens cannot make too much of the ballot.
It represents our American idea of equality,
of individual rights. This is the central
point in which we differ from all other govern-
ments on the earth. Our republican theory re-
pudiates all aristocracies of race, family class,
color or sex ; it is the very life and soul of re-
ligion and government. The fault we find with
nearly every man and woman who touch this
question is their partial demand, their special
pleading, their fencing in of women somewhere
or somehow, alike insulting, narrowing, de-
grading. We claim that the sphere of woman is
the universeequality of rights with manevery-
* Womans [Wbonqs : A Counter-Irritant. By Gail
Hamilton. 12mo. pp. 212. 1868. Boston : Tioknor &
Fields. Hew York: 68 Bleeoker street.


whereas distinct and complete and individual
m and of herself as man ismade for herself,
her own happiness, with a necessity for the-full
development of every power. As linked with
her Creator, her own individualism stands first,
her most sacred duties, to herself and God. Her
relations to man are wholly subordinate. As the
mother of the race she stands supreme ; and so
far from recognizing mans headship, she must
be queen in the social world before we can ever
inaugurate a reign of happiness and peace. The
crime, the misery, the violence, the war we see
on every side is Heavens protest against mans
dynasty of force.
The closing pages of this volume are
grand and beautiful, showing that the author
recognizes what the true woman is in all
her native strength and. dignity. Let every one
read this little volume for themselves. It is
written in Gail Hamiltons usual sparkling style,
and is well worth a thoughtful consideration.
She shows so much knowledge of the needs of
woman in every direction that we hope she will
look deeper than she now does for the true rem-
edy. The first step in the elevation of any class
is the cultivation of self-respect, by removing
all invidious distinctions in their surroundings.
The greatest barrier to-day in securing all the
rights of citizenship for women, is the apathy
and indifference of our sex, showing the depth
of their degradation.
e. o. s.
Imperial Hotel, Coke, Ireland, \
January 26,1868. j
To Our Servant, the Chief Magistrate of the Republic-from
One of the PeopleHis Excellency, the President of the
United States, Washington :
America, the strongest, now appears the weakest of
governments from its apathetic course regarding our
citizens in British jails. England disburses ten mil-
lions sterling in simply luting out an army to release
three Englishmen in Africa. America remains passive
when scores oi Americans are perhaps dying in English
prisons. How prompt was Webster in releasing Martin
Kosta, the Austrian-Americanhow dilatory Seward in
the matter of the Irish-Americans. Have Irish-Amer-
icons no rights native Americans are bound to respect t
Champion of the Homestead Bill for the poor man, yon
also crushed the great Enow-Nothing movement against
Catholics and foreigners. Ton have the will but lack
the backbone to act. Tour message should have had
more ironolad shot on hoard. When I asked you to re-
move Stanton, place Johnson men on guard in the
offices of the country, and prorogue Congress if neces-
sary, as Tates did the Illinois Legislature in July, '66 ;
that was the time to act. Tou lacked nerve and the peo-
ple left you. The rank and file admire pluck in a leader.
Ton are honest, but your moral courage does not equal
your physical. Tou wait till the birds are in the next
county before you fire. That Penian raid on Canada was
baddy managed. England can only be ruled by interest
or fear, as Napoleon ruled France.. Puffendorff, Yattell,
Grotius, Stowel, and Historicus did not make our coun-
try ; is it not almost time we abolished their precedents
by making our own laws ? Call a congress of notions at
Washington and establish a code of international laws
suitable to onr time. Our national capital is too near
England. It should be removed to Columbus, Nebras-
ka, our geographical centre. Are you aware, sir, that
we have no commeroe on the ocean ? Demand immediate
payment of the Alabama claims. Declare war, if need he,
and England will awake from a fearful nightmare! War
will reconstruct the South, restore our commerce, start
our factories, and command respect from all nations.
Solomon detected the false mother by ordering the child to be
cut in two. Congress will back you, the people will back
you. Do this, or we will eleot representatives in No-
vember who will maintain our flag and protect its
citizens. Radical fanaticism must die amid its worship-
pers. The future looks bright to me. As sure as there
is a God in Heaven justice shall be ours.
Tour pardon, I had almost forgotten the object of my
note. Here are my protests on arrest, and when re-
leased duly sworn before the American Consul, claiming
One Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterling damages. Tou
will please instruct the proper authorities to take such
action against the British government as may he neces-
sary to collect my claims for the infamous outrage on
my person and business.
Sincerely, Geo. Francis Train,
President of the Credit Foncier of America.
The following protests are submitted by George Fran-
cis Train, a native-born American citizen, but expecting
no exception on that account, and' would receive none,
all being citizens alike :
Police Babraoks, Queenstown, Jan. 18, 1868.
To the Right Hon. Qathorrie Hardy, Secretary Home De-
partment, or Major-General Sir Thomas Larcom, Dublin:
As American citizens under our Naturalization Laws of
1802 are not acknowledged to be American citizens by British
Law, I beg to state that I am a native-born American cit-
izen ; that while on my way on Important business to
Paris, I landed, with Thomas C. Durant, the Vice-Presi-
dent of the Union Pacific Railroad, from the Scotia, at
Queenstown, to take the special mail express, via Dublin,
to Liverpool and London ; that I was arrested on the tug
boat, and passed the night on the floor of the police bar-
racks j that I spoke no word, wrote no letter, made no
observations to any one, had no intention of interfering
with the laws ; therefore I hereby protest in the name of
the American Peopleas the American Government are
powerless to protect their citizensagainst this outrage, the
offence being words spoken in America or on the high
seas, and of having Irish-American newspapers in my
trunk, together with other late papers and copies of. my
speeches made five or six years ago in London. I deny
the right at all times of the government of Great Britain
arresting or detaining American citizens for words spoken
in America, and hereby hold the British government re-
sponsible for this unwarrantable delay. My only object
in passing through Ireland was to ascertain the position
of my concession for street railways in Cork and Dublin.
Against these acts of arrest and detention I hereby sol-
emnly and publicly protest.
George Francis Train.
Witness : E. G. Eastman, U. S. Consul.
County Cobs Jail, Cork, Ireland, )
January 21, 1868. J
The undersigned hereby declares, deposes, mid states
that be left New Tork on the 8th inet, in the steamer
Scotia, that he arrived at Queenstown about eight o'clock
on the evening of the seventeenth (17th) with the inten-
tion of proceeding by the special mail express to Lon-
don that nightthat on the arrival at the pier he was ar-
rested in the tender, and lodged in the police barracks
that night, and removed the next morning to the county
jail, Cork, where he was incarcerated in a felons celt until
Tuesday, the 21st inst. Now, therefore, as his mission to
Edrope was in no way political, but purely on important
financial business to England and the continent, con-
nected with the Credit Ponder of America, of which he is
president and financial manager, this detention, im-
prisonment, mid publicity of his arrest has been of se-
rious consequence to his credit and financial reputation,
some important negotiations having already been placed in
other hands. In consequence of this serious pecuniary
lose and damage to his character as chief executive of a
great financial institution that comprises amongst its
shareholders the president, vice-president, and directors
of the Union Pacific Railroad, and the leading share-
holders of the Credit Mobilier of Americathat owns the
contract for building said railroad, I therefore demand
compensation from the British government to the ex-
tent of one hundred thousand pounds sterling.
George Franois Train.
Sworn and subscribed to before me, Consul of the
United States, this 21st day ol January, 1868.
E. G. Eastman, U. S. Consul.
The Radical.No magazine is more wel-
come to the table of The Kevoldtion' than
the Radical. It is a monthly journal devoted to
the interests of humanity in all its varied depart-
ments ; politics, social reforms, education and
religion; and its name suggests in what mea-
sure and .spirt.- Among its contributors are
Dr. Bartol, Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mr.
Frothingham, Professor Longfellow, aud others,
all representing the most advanced thought on
the great problems of human existence. It is
published monthly, at three dollars per annum,
by Adams & Co., Broomfield Street, Boston.
Last week we gave an account of Mr. Trains
arrest and imprisonment. This week the scene
changes. The government have released their
victim and the people have begun their demon-
stratiotf. Mr. Train has already given three
lectures in Cork, to what purpose the following
introductory remarks to the report of one of
them in the Cork Examiner will show :
If the reception given to Mr. Train onMonday evening
was enthusiastic, as it really was, it is impossible to de-
scribe the furore with which his second lecture was re-
ceived last night. Long before the hour at which it was
announced the doors would he opened, they were be-
sieged by a strong body of men, who, in their eagerness
to get admission, attempted to break through them.
The rush took place as early as seven oclock, and the
crowds attacked the Athenaum at every available en-
trance. There was occasionally some unusual energy
needed to keep the thronging crowds from forcing an en-
trance. But to the credit of the people it must be stated
that oit a little moral persuasion from the doorkeepers
(volunteers, it may be stated), the foremost of the crowd-
ing rush endeavored to keep back the almost over-
whelming press behind them. The orush and the rush
of people, anxious to listen to the most popular orator
with the Irish in America, and, as he is most likely to
prove, the most popular orator with the Irish in Ireland,
seemed possessed with a feeling, to call which enthu-
siastic would be a faint description of the spirit which
prevaded the people. Before half-past seven oclock, the
hall was completely filled. And every effort was made to
have the admissions afterwards so arranged as to prevent
disorder. But each effort was baffled. The crowds came
to the doors in thronging numbers, and with an in-
creased excitement. And when the hour came that the
great American orator bad to appear on the stage, the
gallery, the reserved and unreserved seats were so
crowded, that numbers had to leave owing to inability to
obtain room. Shortly before Mr. Train oame on the
stage, a fife and drum band' belonging to the Barrack-
street Room marched into the rotundo, playing the air
of Rally Round the Green Flag." The inspiriting air
made the audience as excited, as enthusiastic, a& momen-
tarily out-of-wits with excitation as we have, under the
circumstances, seen any auditory. The gallant-looking
young fellows who composed the hand were loudly called
on, when they played the familiar air of, ** Rally Round
the Green Flag," to give an encore, and, with equal spirit,
they gave the older, hut not probably so exhilarating a
strainthat of St. Patrick's Day." These airs, ren-
dered by a fife and drum band, which was not one of the
most fiuishedly trained, drew from a thoroughly re-
spectable audience an Amount of enthusiastic applause
that an old and well trained band would, if the cause
were not Ireland, and the lecturer George Francis Train,
never have evoked. When Mr. Train came on the plat-
form the band struck up in honor of the native-born
American who was arrested in Queenstown the national
air ol America" Yankee Doodle." It took some min-
utes before Mr. Train could proceed, and scarcely had
he made a beginning when a thunder of applause thrilled
the bouse. The lecture for the evening was,, as be an-
nounced, for the advocacy of Women's Rights." The
ladies of Cork, it most be said, valued his exertions in
behalf of their friends in America, judging that they ap-
peared in the reserved and unreserved seats last evening
in large numbers. They were, howeverin proportion
to the remainder of the male portion of the audience
an infinitesimal part of the auditory. No person ever
saw the hall of the Athenaeum so crowded as it was last
evening. It was crammed to inconvenience, numbers
being obliged to leave, owing to the crush. The galle-
ries were rather dangerously filled; and it was something
of a marvel that some of those who leaned over the railing
and were pressed from behind, had not toppled oyer on
the heads of those beneath. Mr. Train throughout the
evening seemed to have gained inoreased favor with
the people. His peculiar style of oratory seemed to have
become familiar to his hearers, and we doubt much if
the extempore, eloquent, discursive, and histrionic char-
acter of elocution which Mr. Train has made peculiarly
his own, will not make any other style of oratory in some
degree unpopular. At about a quarter past eight Mr.
Train commenced his lecture amidst the most vociferous
cheering. He saidAmericans, although to-night Ire-
land is In America, America is in Ireland (loud mid oon-

$fct SteiwJtttitftt.
tinued cheering). Thank you (to the band) for that air
which they would not allow me to whistle in the cell
(obeers). But the cell was not to me, the sell was to
them- 1 have implicit faith in the good sense mid good
order of the people (cheers). The people will keep order.
Every mau in the hall, to-night, is a special policeman,
and if there is the least disturbance let me ask every man
to be still, to be silent, and order will reign in*Cork as it
never reigned in Warsaw (great cheering).
[A voice in the gallery here cried out that the crush
was too great in that quarter ot the house, and the lec-
ture was interrupted for a considerable period.]
Mr. TrainCertainly, it is pretty bard work when you
are crowded into so small a space, to keep order, but I
admit you are doing pretty well. Even a rat cannot
keep quiet when pressed for want of air (laughter). I
sent this dispatch over to the editor of the New fork
World, Manton Marble, Esq., Immense ovation;
Cead Mille Failthe; carried on the shoulders of the peo-
ple (cheers); 6hall stump Ireland (renewed cheering).
These few words to-day are resounding through the
Alleghenies, passing along the lakes and ringing through
the Rocky Mountains, and even still the echo is coming
back to Ireland from the distant regions of California.
Last night I made the subject of my remarks Ireland in
America (cheers and considerable commotion in the
galleries here interrupted Mr; Train tor a considerable
time). Mr. Train desired that all should keep their
. seats, and this request as far as'the crowded state of the
hall would allow was obeyed with alacrity.
Mr. TrainEach one who is ot the opinion that order
should be kept say aye.
The audience cried out an universal aye.
Mr. TrainAny one of the contrary mind say no.
[ A man in the gallery no (laughter).] At length order
being, almost entirely restored,
Mr. Train saidLast night I spoke about the Irish in
AmericaI gave yon a picture of their prosperityI
spoke of the chieftains they producedI replied to the
infamous attack upon the Irish race, the Irish people,
and the Irish editors, made by John Milton Roebuck,
English member of Parliament (hisses). He did all he
could to break up the union of this country in the
British House of Commons. I also give you a picture
of the canonisation in Rome. (Some people in the gal-
lery here cried out that a woman was hurt, and the lec-
ture was suspended tor some time.)
Mr. TrainI see plainly that there are a few people in
this house that wish to make a disturbance (hear, hear).
I beg to notice that I sent a lettera polite letterto In-
spector Barry for a police force to be sent to keep order
to-night, and he has not sent it. I must, therefore, ask
for the good sense of the people of Cork (cheers). Will
you all then act as policemen to-night (cheers and cries
of we will). After all, there is nothing like the power of
the people to do anything. You have the power there
to keep order if you will. Let us see how we can hear a
pin drop in the house. (Assenting cries from all parts
in the hall.) Let me speak of Americawe are a proud
people, and we boast well. I spoke last night of the
Colonization Society that I intended some day to estab-
lish in the great Valley of the Platte. I spoke also of the
canonization of Japanese martyrs, where the Pope spoke
in the name of three hundred millions of Catholics
(cheers). I spoke also of the Irish poets, historians,
orators, heroes, and chieftains (cheers). I spoke of the
early history of America, where the Irish were so much
interested ; to-night I will speak of America 'and the
Irish in America.
The limits of The Revolution admit of
no report of the lecture. It was long and
broad, and high as long, and shivered all through
with applause in every possible form. The
following is the Examiner1 s dosing account:
* When the lecturer had concluded his lecture, and
when he was about retiring the green curtain behind
him was opened, and before the audience could be com-
pletely aware of what was about to transpire, some ladies
and gentlemen came forward, and a pretty little child
dressed handsomely in green was placed on the table,
holding in her hands a beautifully ornamented smoking
cap, depending from which at toe sides opposite toe ears
were green silk streamers with devices in gold letters.
Mr. Train kissed t£e child, and a burst of applause fol-
lowed, which .continued for several seconds. At its con-,
A young lady came forward on the platform and read
the following address:
The Young Ladies of the North Parish of this city
beg to avail themselves of this opportunity to present
3 ou with a slight mark of their appreciation, and have
been actuated in so doing by toe following among other
considerations : You claim our highest admiration and
warmest thanks for your zeal in propagating with your
great abilities toe cause of Irish Nationality in America;
but a feeling even higher than this has, with an irresist-
ible impulse, urged us to this step, aad that feeling is,
that yon have been imprisoned for Ireland! In you we
wish to mark how warmly and how deeply enshrined in
toe hearts of the women of Corkas well as those of toe
rest of Irelandare toe names and toe characters of
those heroes and martyrs to Irish nationality, who have
for the past two years been hanged upon the gallows,
and sent in hundreds to toe dungeons of England; men
who have sacrificed all that to life had entwined them,
for toe grand principles of Liberty and Republicanism :
and in coupling your name with theirs, we feel we pay
you the highest is possible for any man
to receive from the women or from the men of Ireland.
In conclusion, we beg you will accept this address, and
the accompanying slight souvenirs.
Miss B. Buckley, Miss M. OConnor,
MissM. Dennehy, Miss S. Hussey.
The reading of toe. address, which was well delivered,
with clearness and distinctness, was loudly cheered, and
when toe little maiden of Erin presented toe gift to Mr.
Train, a rapturous burst of applause ensued.
Mr. Train taking the gift, paid a compliment to toe
ladies who presented it, and observed that toe sons of
Ireland scattered all over too earth need fear no foe
(cheers). He would give a return for the sentiments of
toe ladies. He would give toe sentiment that we ad-
mire them for their many virtues, we love them for their
thousand graces, and we love them because we cannot
help it; and we adore them for their love of all that is
pure and brave in Irishmen.
This ended the proceedings of the evening within the
hall; but outside such an ovation awaited Mr. Train as
probably he never before received. He was chaired by
a number of young men round the Rotundo and into
the street. At the end of toe quay a cab was kept in
readiness for him, and in this he was conveyed to toe
Imperial Hotel, followed by a crowd, where he was
cheered for several minutes.
Mr. Train's third lecture in Cork closed with
the following eloquent burst, which seemed to
electrify all who heard :
I always stand by Ireland and toe Irishman (cheers).
Shall I give you a question a clergyman has asked me ?
Here it is : In your travels over the world, have you
ever witnessed a system parallel with that illustrated
by the relation of landlord and tenant in Ireland, by
which (he farmer may eject toe latter from his land at
any momentrent paid or not paid, the land deterior-
ated or improved to any possible proportion? I most
confidently say, I have travelled over the world and seen
no such system (hear, hear). If there be leases in
America we do not know what they are. There every
man owns his land. There we will get for 12 dollars 160
acres of land foreverin Nebraska, for instance, where
you can support your family for life (ojieers). Here is
another question : Have you all over the world seen
anything like the Church Establishment in Ireland, by
which the people pay £600,000 a year for the support of
a religion with which the vast masses of them have no
sympathy ? I say we have no such thing in America
(cheers). America is a land without a kipg, a church
without a bishop, a congress without a lord. I say if
England had done for Scotland what she has done lor
Irelandif she had tried to enforce Catholicism on
Scotland, the Scotch people would revolt (cheers and con-
fusion). One question more : Is the Enow-Nothing
element in America still alive ? No. The Know-Noth-
ing element can never come up again (cheers), because
1,000,000 of Irish votes will elect their own representa-
tive to Congress, and then their representatives to toe
legislatures of toe states. And nest November they
will elect their own President of toe United States
(cneers, cries of George Francis Train, bully for
you, go in and win, Train for ^President, etc.).
One word on the impending European war. Napoleon
has four idea6. The first of these ideas prodneed top
Alma, Inkerman, Sebastopol. France and England go to
toe Black Sea, while Russia takes the Amour. And Rus~
sia foiled England and France. France took toe whole
glory of toe Crimean war. It was there England received
her first apoplexy (cheers). Her second attack was toe
Indian mutiny. And now Russia is sending a large army
way down to toe borders of Afghanistan, and England
will have to rule and put down 200,000,000 of Fenians in
Hindostan (cheers). France has four ideaswar with
Russia is the first. TheEmperpr said in *52, The Em-
pire is Peace ; and then came the war with Russia.
In 1856 he said the same, and then came the war with
-------------------- A ..........*
AustriaMagenta, Solferlno, and the Ticino, won by
MapMahon, an Irishman (cheers). The third idea is war
with Prussia ; that is on the tapis. Bismarck comes up,
and he does more in 60 days .than the two Napoleons did
by war and diplomacy in HO years. The great ideal of
Bismarck was a sad hour to Austria. France was to
have a fourth warthat is war with England. But Na-
poleon and Palmerston were friends, and there was no
war. Napoleon was foiled in his schemes. He tried to
break up Mexico. There was unity in Mexico, and toe
consequence wasat the grand banquet of sixty Sover
eigns at toe Tuxleries, Maximilians shade came np, and
Banquos ghost would not die. Mexico will prove toe
Moscow of Napoleon II. He tried to break up toe Amer
ican unity and toe American government, butno
The French people and the American people remembered
the names of Be Grasse, Rochambeau, Lafayette and the
Irish soldiers that conquered before Montcalm. He
tried to divide Italy. But they have unity in Italy now
and he dared not attack the Pope. They have unity in
Germany, and he dare not attack her. Napoleon went
up like a rocket, and has been 20 years coming down.
His Credit Mobilier has failedperishedas did his friends
Be Moray, Fould and others. An accident may take
himself. He has no partner to-day, and yet toe business
of toe world hangs upon Napoleon. The bursting of an
Orsinian grenade, the knife of a Bavaillac, a bayonet
stab in (he Place de la Concord, a runaway horse in the
Champs de Ely sees, and Napoleon is no more. The his-
tory of France will tell yon no first born son of her
kings ever succeeded his father. The moment Napoleon
dies the Count de Paris steps in and says"lam the
King of France, or toe Count de Chambord, the elde r
Bourbon, claims toe right he has waited 20 years for.
Eugenie says she will have toe Prince Imperial on toe
throne. She will not. There were four Georges. Wal
ter Savage Landor speaks of toe first and calls him vile.
George H. was bad enough, and what mortal ever heard
good of George m. ? For George IV.
When George toe Fourth ascended,
God be praised! toe Georges ended.
(cheers and laughter). There are also four Napoleons.
Victor Hugo says Robespierre threw the first off the
saddle. The seco9d Napoleon lies in toe tomb of the
Hapsburgs at Vienna; the third is for toe present on toe
throne ; toe fourth will never reign, and Eugenie-cannot
form a regenoy. Then comes the RepublicansLamar
tine is there, and the army is full of the spirit which
shouts Vive la Republique (cheers)! To France I
would say
Call back some Captain from the Past,
From Glorys marble trance,
Whose name shall be a bugle-blast
To lead us* Vive la France!'
Pluck Condes baton from the trench,
Wake up stout Charles Martel,
Or give some womans hand to clench
The sword of La Pucelle.
O, for one hour of old Turenne
One lift of Bayards lance
Naycall Marengos chief again
To lead us Vive la France!
(loud applause). Now let me say to you, the French peo-
ple are the friends of Irelandthe French Emperor is
your enemy. He and England go together, but he is
only one life, while toe lives of Ireland are six millions.
The following appears editorially in the Ex-
aminer of the 30th January :
We are requested to state that Mr. Train has aban-
doned his intention of lecturing again this evening. The
extraordinary mental and physical exertion involved in
the three addresses he has delivered, following close
upon toe hardship entailed by his confinement in the
county jail, have brought him to such a state of pros-
tration that he finds it absolutely necessary to take 6ome
rest. He therefore retires for a time from active public
life to toe invigorating shades of St. Annes Hill, Blar-
ney. One of Mr. Trains first acts on returning to Cork
will be to address a public meeting in toe Park. There
are a variety of subjects, such as Woman Suffrage, Edu-
cated Suffrage, the Pacfic Railroad, toe Future of
America, and his travels over the wide world, on which
he has not yet spoken, and he will probably favor us with
discourses upon all these topics before he leaves.
Somb men oppose Woman's Suffrage because
they know when their wives shall have obtained
the ballot they will have public spirit enough
not only to vote themselves, but to compel them
to do likewise.

III* glnuiUttiott.
Thebe has been more actual suffering in New
York during January than in any one month
before in a dozen years. It is well known that
there are thousands of families usually self-sup-
porting, including all ages and classes, who are
on the verge of starvation, and unaided must
perish with hunger and cold. It is said that
there is not a vessel now building in New York.
Journeymen are discharged from the closing of
foundries, factories, yards, and workshops ;
sailors are withont ships ; porters and clerks
without places ; laborers unemployed, and fe-
male employees and serving girls without work.
Compared with the past winter there has also
been a decrease of receipts, amounting to
$5,411. The number of persons assisted dnring
the month was 17,781.
The Depth of Meanness.Corporation souls
have long been regarded as good tests of the
power of the microscope. Connecticut illus-
trates it in the Hartford and New Haven Bail-
road Company. They have reduced the wages
of their trackmen from $1.57 to $1.50 per day.
This is one of the most prosperous railroad
companies in the United States, yielding to
shareholders a dividend of twelve per cent, a
year, clear of taxes, and the shares at a pre-
mium of from 100 to 125 per cent.
Goon for the Capital. Washington is
thronged with starving women and children, and
yet a woman there in her desperation donned
male apparel for the purpose of earning a few
stamps, and was fined $5 for changing her gar-
Dark Ages.Pennsylvania hung seven men
and one woman last year for murder. It is the
worst use that can be made of men and women ;
besides it keeps hnman life cheap, and invites
murder, upon murder.
The Iowa Agricultural College has thrown
open its doors to both men and women. Har-
vard and Yale, you are behind this age of pro-
Luck in Law.Mrs. Jane G. Swisshelm has
recovered sixty thousand .dollars in real estate
near Pittsburg from her divorced husband,
who made exclusive claim to it.
It is said the Emigrant Befuge on Wards
Island is now crowded with able-bodied men and
women willing to work at any wages. It is so
almost everywhere.
Womans Work and Wages. Fifty cents the
dozen pair is now the price in this city for
making common overalls. It is time for Revo-
is all about who writes the talk.for The Revolution."
Everybody guesses, everybody that has nothing to do
with it, first one man, then another man, as'if the women
oi The Revolution had not brains, wit, and a pen
sharp enough to take off the chit-chat of Wall street; as
if we women had no friends to send to The Revolu-
tion the dear little stories that they would like to see
in print about file dear friends they love so well. Ask
the enthusiastic individual in pantaloons that said at the
Filth Avenue Hotel, on Thursday night last, that he
would give $500 to know who wrote The Revolutions"
talk among the brokers if he did not send some items to
The Revolution ior the last two week6 ? The fact is
that The Revolution is overwhelmed with letters
from Wall street men telling scandal and stories about
pools and stocks, and Erie and Drew, and everybody else,
enough to fill the whole sixteen pages of The Revolu-
tion and make every woman ashamed of man and his
tittle tattle. Men have a good deal more of their own
way than they ought to have or will have when The
Revolution carries its points, hut they cannot con-
trol our pen. So we shall photograph the gossip of the
brokers, assisted by our many kind friends among them,
from week to week, and we hope it will make them all
behave themselves and take care what they say and do.
The talk is Drews great banquet to fine Hebrew Trus-
tees in honor of Aaron and the Golden Calf. The special
reporter of The Revolution has sent the following
graphic account of the gorgeous spectacle and leed given
by the great millionnaire of the Erie board:
drews great banquet to the Hebrew trus-
The Tribune asks of the World, Who is J. B.
S ? The World rejoins, Who is H. G., and if
it would not make H. G. stumble in his chase,
The Revolution wouldlika to ask, Who
is U. S. S?
And were it not impertinent to ask, The
Revolution would be glad to know also who
is Maud May.
Failures in Business.The pressure in
business contagion is spreading. There were
ten failures among business houses in this city
last week, the papers say, two of which were
wholesale establishments. The liabilities aver-
aged $50,000 per firm. There were 107 failures
reported among country merchants, the aggre-
gate liabilities of which were $535,000. Most
of them have compromised by paying 20 cents
on a dollar.
The British Volunteer Force.Lord
Banelagh takes a very desponding view of the
state of the English volunteer force. He calls
it a sham. One hundred and eighty thous-
and or two hundred thousand men in battalion,
without administrative staffs for its command
or supply of any sort, is, he remarks, a mere
crowd of coated playthings.
Cost of Governing.Pennsylvania proposes
to pay her legislators seven hundred dollars per
annum. New Hampshire has all her legislating
done between the first Wednesday in June and
the fourth of July, and last year the Legislator
paid themselves a hundred dollars each, more
than thirty per cent, beyond what was ever paid
A Disgraced City.Hear what the New York
Commercial says:
Severe on Boston.Boston has had many severe
filings said of it, and in a measure has deserved them.
We know of nothing in its history, however, which de-
serves the degradation to which it is reduced in being
mentioned by George Francis Train as his birthplace.
Revolution.Whirling round the globe by
steam, on land and sea, in less than ninety days,
as soon as the Pacific Railroad is completed.
Revolution.The right of Revolution always
exists.Daniel Webster.

Financial and Commercial.*America vei'sus
EuropeGold, like our Cotlon, FOR SALE.
Greenbacks for Money. An American System
qf Finance. American Products and Labor
Free. Foreign Manufactures Prohibited. Open
doors to Artisans and Immigrants. Atlantic
and Pacific Oceans /or AMERICAN Steam-
ships and Shipping. New York the Financial
Centre of the World. Watt Street emancipated
from Bank of England, or American Cash for
American Bills. The Credit Foncier and Credit
Mobilier System, or Capital Mobilized to Re-
suscitate the South and our Mining Interests,
and to People the Country from Ocean to Ocean,
from Omaha to San Francisco. More organized
Labor, more Cotton, more Gold and Silver
Bullion to sell foreigners at the highest prices.
Ten millions of Naturalized Citizens DEMAND
en the Brotherhood of Labor. If Congress Vote
One Hundred and Twenty-jive Millions for a
Standing Army and Freedman's Bureau for the
Blacks, Cannot they spare One Million for the
Talk among the Brokers in Wail Street.
The talk in Wall street is fall of spicefull of The
Revolution. Men gossip more than womenand the
gossip of The Revolution * just suits them. The talk
The event of the week was the banquet given by Drew
to the Hebrew Trustees of the new Synagogue on Mur-
ray Hill, to be dedicated to
The banquet wxs given at the Filth avenue hotel. The
immense resources of the establishment were taxed to
its utmost, and we hazard nothing in saying that it was
the grandest affair ever given in New York. The parlor
was elegantly draped with the
while on the walls were hung some superb paintings by
Bierstadt, which that artist executed for this occasion
only. One of these was an elegant allegorical painting
of Aaron and the Golden Call," 158 by 297 feet; another
was a life size Greenback Calf," and yet another was a
representation of
with a wreath of laurels. There were others of less note,
such as the steamboat Daniel Drew," and a train of
broad-gauge cars, headed by the locomotive Erie."
The Hebrew Trustees, whose names appeared in the last
number of The Revolution," all arrived at an early
hour, and each and every one expressed the utmost de-
light and astonishment at the unique and allegorical de-
praised for the lavish extravagance of his liberality and
artistic taste. At nine oclock precisely Unde Daniel
entered the room, followed by a number of gentlemen.
This took the original trustees by surprise, as it was un-
derstood that no invited guekts were to be present. After
the usual hand shaking, Mr. Drew addressed the True-,
tees and stated
had been caused by his omitting to appoint some oi his
old and tried friends, and therefore as a Christian on the
fence, on the threshold oi the synagogue, he had felt it
his duly to pour out the balm of Gilead on his friends
bosoms, and to increase the list by the following names:
Brunette Hamilton,
Timothy Dalton,
Doctor Shelton,
Joseph Furness,
J. Tobin,
John H. Tracey,
W. S. Williams,
Squinty Lane,
John Fondxb,
Johnny Norris,
Doctor Heath,
David Dows,
G. W. McLean,
The Hebrew Boy,
Tommy Warner.
The reading of these names was received with great
applause, and immediately the old .

in the most loving manner. This Hebrew fraternizing
pleased Uncle Daniel and his *
soud rejoiced with a great jot
and. was exceeding glad. The next thing in order was
the election of a President and Treasurer, the office of
Secretary being declared useless, as it was believed
" The Revolution would give an accurate account of
the festivities. Uncle Daniel here showed his shrewd-
ness and sagacity, and proposed that, in view of the
great popularity ofthe Black Crook," and the increas-
ing importance of St. Domingo as a naval station, he
would '
This completely brought down the house," and Mr.
Hamilton was unanimously elected amid the wildest en-
thusiasm. Mr. Hamilton accepted the honor just tend-
ered him in his usual modest manner, and in a very neat
speech took occasion to allude to the fact that Uncle
Daniel's thoughts did
and also that he was a patron of the leg drama. This
turned the laugh on Uncle Daniel, and he blushed all
over. The Trustees then proceeded to elect a Treasurer,
but this was not quite such an easy business. A great
many were named, but the contest was finally narrowed
A ballot was finally had, which resulted' in forty-five
votes being cast for Gayno and one vote for Marston.
This was received with shouts of laughter, and, on
motion of Marston, the election of Gayno was made
unanimous. It was suggested by some vicious wag ihdt
and that he was anxious to finger the cash ; but every one
that knows the dear boy" will plainly see that this
intimation was a gross libel on his character. Uncle
Daniel now invited the trustees to take the seats marked
off for them respectively, which they did eagerly and in
the following order :
Drew, Gayno,
Marston, Dalton,
Henbiqubs (Geo.), Shelton,
Cutting, Norris,
Joseph, Furness,
Cbommelin, Tracey,
Baylis, Dows,
Hallgabten, MCLean,
Wheelook, Heath,
Mitchell, Sophy Meyer,
Fisk, Hondricks,
Meter (Alex.)4 Jackson,
Van Sohaiok, Arnold,
Lazarus, Lombardy,
Hughes; Isaacs,
Jerome, Williams, (W. S.)
Warner, Burr,
Baxter, . Watson,
Nathan, Henbiques (Wm.)
Bruns, McVickar,
Pondir, White,
Bailey, Hicks,
The Company then fell to and did full the
good things that were spread before them in rapid suc-
cession, including Trout out of season." The table
was beautifully decorated, and the ornamentation was
superb, including an elegant representation of a Gol-
den Calf" in the centre of the table with a little
This latter elicited general applause, but in fact all the
ornaments were considered in excellent taste. The cloth
was at last removed, but not until some of the impu-
dent waiters had vulgarly remarked that they believed
most of the company had been getting up an appetite
for a whole week. It may be proper to remark that
there was no hash on the hotel bill of fare next morning.
The wine flowed freely and the banquet ball for a
long time sounded like the bombardment of Fort Sumter,
The only regular toast of the evening, the New Syna-
gogue to Aaron and the Golden Calf," was drank with
nine times nine," instead of the usual three times
taking occasion to allude in glov ing te'Jms to the ** hon-
orable and straightforward" course of Uncle Daniel on
the Harlem Calls, when he put the stock np from IOC to'
285. This toast and the remarks were received with the
greatest enthusiasm and the wildest excitement. The
wine glasses were filled many times, and the whole com-
pany called
Uncle Daniel finally rose to respond, but it was evident
he was very much affected by the ovation." He said
the present moment was the happiest of his life, and he
thanked the Trustees from the bottom of his heart for
their kind reception and the great interest they took in
his pet scheme of Aaron and the Golden Calf." He
intended to devote the remaining years of his life to St.
Daniel, Aaron and the Golden Calfj and Erie. He felt
very keenly the high tribute to
and he could only say in reply that he endeavored to
settle them in the same honorable manner that he
(sensation and applause). Uncle Daniel then told some
of his experiences in Erie; how he changed front when
the boys sold more than there was." He said his charac-
ter was maligned sometimes, when, after getting all his
friends short of Erie, he was compelled to turn bull,"
owing to the improved
And again after bulling the stock, and selling his friends
more thanhe had, he found that the earnings were de-
creasing and that the road ought to go into the hands
of a "receiver." He said he. could not help these
changes, as they were only
(sensation and groans). He hoped, however, by liberal
donations to the Jewish faith to have bis
and Erie certificates. Uncle Darnel then read some
curious reminiscences in the life of Aaron; how that
oute Hebrew cornered the Israelites, eased them of
their jewelry* in the name of the Lord, and made the
Golden Calf out of them, all of which was loudly ap-
plauded. Uncle Daniel then presented to
for $100,000, his donation to Aaron and the Golden
Calf," and wound up by saying it gave him great and
unspeakable pleasure to place it in such responsible"
hands. The company here rose to their feet, and cheer
after cheer was given for St. Daniel, Unde Daniel and
the Golden Calf. Mr. Drew was quite fatigued after all
this, but suddenly collecting himself, gave two bits of
paper to one ofthe waiters to take to two brokers down
in the hall below. The waiter at first supposed that they
were stamps," but Unde Daniel never gives anything
in a public manner. They turned out to be an order
to sell 6,000 Erie and
all arcund, and an order at the same time to buy 10,000
Erie and not give up anybody, but keep mum." This
was Uncle Daniel's shrewd move to make the chips for
tiie banquet out of the Trustees.
who was now in glorious spirits, the more so as he had
two old friends, Drew and Gayno, on each side of him,
announced the order of exercises for the evening. He
said each and every gentleman present would have an
opportunity to relate his experiences on the street, and
would also be at liberty to make any suggestions in re-
gard to Investing the $100,000 so as to increase it to such
an amount as would erect a magnificent temple to
"Aaron and the Golden Calf." He said the gentlemen
on his right wouldbe first in order, until
of the table was reached, when it would pass up on the
other side.
which was the signal for loud cheers, and cries of tell us
all about "chips, Northwest," Erie," "Govern-
ment plunder,"
"whiskey ring," and Bock Island. Sweet
liam smiled at all these compliments," and
in his usual graceful manner, thanked the gentlemen-
present for the flattering ovation they had jnst paid h*rn.
He said he felt deeply interested in the success of the
pet idea of Uncle Daniel to found a Jewish Synagogue^
and he would not succumb to any one in point of devo-
tion to the Israelitish faith. He had a little synagogue in
44th street,
but he was also willing to worship Drews "Golden
Calf" of course for a consideration. He must have the
" chips." Sweet William then proceeded to tell his
experience, commencing with the time when he loaned
the late lamented and blessed martyr, President Lin-
coln. $10,000 to travel from Springfield to Washington,
which fin&lly secured for his relative Dennison the Naval
Office; that this
was a big job ;" that he made money enough out of'
them blasted foreigners to
from which he rather thought he had justly earned a
most enviable" reputation. He then told all about
the Erie movement in 1866, which mulcted Uncle Daniel
to the tune of about one million. {This caused Uncle
Daniel to wince a little). He said the grand mistake of
his life was made afterwards, when he attempted such
gigantic things in Northwest, and tried to make too
many chips at once. He then gave a rich account of
the Erie movement last summer, showing how nicely he
stuck his
and others with Erie at 76 and 77, when it went right
down to 66. His account of the champagne supper at
Delmonicos, which resulted in a pool of 20,000 shares in
Erie, and the way in which he sold the pool, all the
stock, and then went out of town, was refreshing in Us
candor and decidedly xi6h. He closed by recommending
that the $100,000 be put in a
to be managed by hi and McVickar, which was put to
the vote and lost. The coolness with which Sweet
William" told his experience on the street, and how he
roped" in his friends, and eased them of their "chips"
was keenly enjoyed by all. At times the whole company
held their breath,
At the close of his speech he was congratulated by all,
while Uncle Daniel slapped him on the hack, and said he
should be Rabbi" of the new synagogue.
was next in order, and he proposed to sell the Trustees
$100,000 worth of diamonds, and get up a raffle on a
basis of $150,000. This evidently did not meet with fa-
vor, as there were cries of Oh. George, you would win
them all back," which caused the old war horse to take
his seat in disgust.
He told how he tried to keep all new members out of the
board, as he was one of the old fossils and opposed to
all progress. He said his Booby Bobby" was always
good for one black ball on afly new member, if he was
not good for anything else. He told his experience In
Cumberland Coal, and suggested a speculation in that se-
curity, which was cried down
said he always did an iron-clad commission business, and
therefore was not up to the sharp' practices of some o
the older Trustees, He would be glad to execute any


orders for the board free, but had no other proposition
to make.
at Long Branch and the opera, said he was willing to
take the funds and speculate with them, feeliug confident
it would come out all right, but whether to himself or
the synagogue he could not say. This proposition was
not accepted, and he took his seat.
and he related his early experience in the carpenter
shop, giving a vivid 'description of bow wooden and other
shavings are made, and also how to get hung. He was
willing to shave the funds, but his proposition did
not take.
manner proposed a corner in Cary Improvement, which
was not accepted.
he' long room lease, showing how he and George McLean
divided $75,000 a year, lie said this was the reason he
was so much opposed to the new Public Boom, and want-
ed George to hold on to his lease. He told his story in
his usual sonorous voice and stately manner, and im_
pressed the company with his dignity and importance.
He said he was not allowed to speculate, and therefore
would ask to be excused from making any speculative
proposition to invest the funds, although he was willing
to do all in his power for tbe Golden Call, but he
must say, like sweet William, he raiher favored the
Greenback Calf. He then took his seat argid the
plaudits of the Trustees.
said he felt a deep interest in the new synagogue, but
he had not yet consulted Charley Currie or Joe Molls,
and therefore had no proposition to make. Currie and
Mills he said were two of the greatest men he ever knew
to handle $100,000 for a fund or anybody else, and that
he never did anything unless they told Mm to.
now arose to deliver his speeoh, but it was some time be-
fore be could begin, owing to the cheers, loud dapping
of hands, and rattling of glasses, It was evident that the
company expected something rich and racy from
Jeames and they were not disappointed. Fisk com-
menced by alluding to the appropriateness of the
which recalled his early experiences in life. He then
proceeded to give a rich account of life in the circus, and
he got off some of his old speeches and sayings in the
ring when he was a down, which convulsed tne com-
pany with laughter. He dosed by recommending the
purchase of a travelling circus, including Barnums Gor-
illa, and be would manage the affair, as he had no pools
on hand at present, and only a few Bock Island law
suits. Unde Daniel here inquired if Sweet William
was to be Treasurer, to which Fisk sharply replied
that he would see to that part himself, and
(Great applause). There was, however, a general objec-
tion to this circus business, and the speaker subsided.
Fisk's speech was undoubtedly the speech of the evening,
and he was congratulated by every one present, especially
Unde Daniel, who can appreciate witand humor as well
as anybody else.
now stood up and gave his early experience as a mer-
chant. He began life with a small capital and for a time
carried his whole stock under his arm in the West, thus
saving store-rent. He was not a peddler exactly, but
something of that sort. He finally came to this city and
made a pile, but at last was compelled to fail and was
made the scapegoat for some big fish. Meyer said that
time would prove that he was an injured Hebrew. His
innocent and frank manner undoubtedly made him many
friends among the company present. He proposed to
buy puts in North West Common, but some of the
Trustees had been there before and did not quite see it.
said when he dined with the Emperor Napoleon and
Baron Rothschild, they all adjourned to the Mabille and
he was in favor of using the fund for a grand garden
where the Can-Can would be the feature nightly, but the
company did not second the motion.
Lazarus was the next on the list, but he very mod-
estly said he had nothing to say.
with a patronizing air, which is quite natural, as he thinks
himself the Beau Brummell of the board. He was re-
ceived with a slight buzz of admiration and applause,
and then took his seat without saying anything.
it was not prudent for him to say what he would like to
say, as
on him if he told what he knew. The company excused
proposed to give the $100,000 to know who wrote about
his velvet coat in The Revolution.
and Consolidated Gregory had taken all his brass and he
had not cheek enough left to propose anything.
and than sot down again.
by Uncle Daniel leaving out his friend De Comeau, who
was as good a Hebrew and as sharp after the chips as.,
any of them.
arose, and putting his finger on his nose in a knowing
manner, said I have it. He proposed to put the
funds in a sal i mine, but there was a geueral objection
to being pickled, and he dried up.
then proposed to take the $100,000, and with it buy about
one billion shares of Erie, upon which he thought he
might make six dollars and a quarter. This created a
general shout, in which Bailey joined.
then in an eloquent strain addressed the assembled wis-
dom present, and proposed to bhy np proxies for tbe next
Erie election, at the same time giving his experience on
the last election, when he bagged about $50,000. This
brought a smile to Uncle Daniels face, who said he had
been there once and did not care to be again.
from Switzerland, then proposed to sell his saw mill in
Minnesota for $100,000, and get up a bull movement on
the stock, he to manage it, but the Trustees thought
they would have to wait until they could run the lum-
ber in the Spring. Hicks then subsided, perfectly dis-
gusted with the lack of appreciation of his saw mill.
something about dead open and shut swindling and sub-
up and down three times, smiled and displayed the
prominent feature wkidh Morrissey envies for a hard
then proposed to put in his stable and horses' for $100,-
000, but this did not take.
Watson, here came to the rescue ; but said he had no
proposition to make, but should be happy to execute any
orders for the fund.
here arose, holding in one hand a live pigeon, and in
the other a stool. He stood thus for one minute, when
Uncle Daniel clapped hie hands, and he took his seat.
The beauty of his attitude was universally admired.
to starta Joint Stock Engraving Company, which, how-
ever, did not start.
and cute Williams, who by the way has been done,
brown by Parson Brownlow, proposed to buy $100,000
Tennessee sixes, but the Trustees smiled and said they
did not care to carry his load. He then gave a graphic
account of his last corner in Atlantic mail, where he sold
out hie friends to Allen and others for $125,000, and also
his stock, at a high price. Williams's story was listened
to with profound attention, and Sweet William
thought he could take the rag off the bush, and im-
proposed a comer on old clothes, but this was
met with cries of dry up, old Chatham street, where-
upon Isaacs said there was as much honor in Chatham
as in^Wall Street, and then driedup, as requested*
in broken English, but it could not be made out.
then gave a vivid account of the manner in which he
beat his friends and the public on Water power, Rocky
Mountain, and South American Navigation, and how he
finally came to grief himself.
with a single eye-glass, proposed to get up a brass ket-
tle manufactury on Tracy Arnolds face, which was
received with shouts of laughter.
the mystery of his first name: He conceived the idea
that it would be profitable to burst up, and therefore
put all his property- in his dew Sophys name; where-
upon, Sophy ran away with her father to the fatherland,
and poor Meyer was minus his cash.
into the Patent Medicine business, and advertise largely
but this did not meet favor.
and brass buttons, proposed to get a street contract for
the money, but Gay no had an utter horror of politi-
his experience, and showed how easy it was for au
eminent merchant to stick his friends on Rock
Island, and go scot free.
arose, and treated the Trustees to a complete history ot
the recent sale of Rock Island stock. He said that Stock-
holders in American Railways were too impudent, as a
general thing; and supposed that they bad rights, which
Directors were bound to respect.
Speculation, and then subsided after gaping vacantly
and looking upwards.
said his friend Jim Wright was always running over
with points, and he and Jim could make a good deal
with $100,000. Furness waited for a moment, but no
vote being taken, quietly resumed bis seat.
proposed to get tip a movement in New York and Bos-
ton Silver Lead shares, but Furness slapped him on the
back in a familliar way, and said Johnny, my boy, you
have put enough of those things o>n the public.
movement in Western Union Telegraph, Erie Preferred,
and Beading, but this did not go down.
but remarked he could do no good for himself or any-
body else till his friend Eetchum came into the street
again, and appealed to Me Vickar for. the truth of this.
felt very delicate about making any suggestions in re-
gardto the investment of the $100,C00, especially as he
held the money, but if any purchases were made they
and ha would respond with his usual promptness.
said he was acquainted with all the leading railway men
and speculators of Wall street, and if the Trustees Would
vote to put the money in his hands, he would get some
special information and invest it. He had no donbt
he would either make or lose something, but he would
agree to give his note for it, which was as good as his
word. There was a good deal of tittering around the
table at this point, and several Trustees asked those
next to them to look in their eyes and see if there
Unde Daniel here arose and said each and every one
had made a proposition, but all had failed, mid therefore
he proposed a referee, which was immediately taken up
with loud cries for referee.
I will o&U upon my friend Sweet William* the orator

and vocalist of the evening, to enliven the company with
the music of his voice in an oration and a song, which I
am informed he has prepared for the occasion, and I
beg of you gentlemen not to be discouraged by the black
looks from the black eyes, o'ershadowed by the black
hair of the
whom we all know, and some of us have very good rea-
sons for knowing, for you will find as the poet says,
Underneath this sable hearse,
Lies the subject of all verse.
Marston rose amidst thunders of applause and said:
Mr. President And gentlemen, we are all after the
Chips. We go down town to pick up the Chips,* we
come up town to pick up the Chips, we take our friends
Chips if we can, and they take our Chips if they can.
Sometimes they get the Chips and sometimes they dont.
We get up oliques, we form pools, we have little private
accounts numbered 1, 2, 8 and 4, and sometimes as my
friend Benedict says, we have to impress the ladies into
our service and
j. p. robinsons account gets fat
just as the pool account gets lean, and all this, boys, is
done for the Chips. My friend Uncle Daniel works Erie
for the Chips. Hook upon Uncle Daniel as the king-pin
in getting Chips. That Harlem affair, gentlemen, was a
big thing. A great principle was involved in itthe
principle of not parting with your Chips when the game
goes against you. Gracious Heaven I think of the grand
genius of the man that takes the Chips when he wins
and never pays when he loses,
just think of it, Mr. President. I appeal to you as a man
of genius who can appreciate this sublime principle as
well as our mutual friends Drew and Gayno, but I will
not be invidious, we are one and all of us up to the mark
in this Chip business, or Uncle Daniel would not have
honored us by making us trustees for Aaron end the
Golden Calf.
We all pray to win the Chips. The smartest man takes
the Chips. The man that loses his Chips ought not to
cry baby." When I put my friends into Northwest
Common at 57 to 65 and it went down to 35,1 took their
Chips. If I had not taken them somebedy else would, as
When I put my friends
into Erie at 76 and it fell to 66,1 took their Chips. All
my friends stand their losses like men. They would
rather lose their Chips to me than anybody else, I take
them as a friend and respect them for their pluck. I like
anybodys Chips, but the
When I assisted the late lamented blessed martyr Lin-
coln to pay his way from Springfield to Washington, I
was after the Chips. The blessed martyr knew that. He
and we squeezed the Chips out of the importers, but
when Denison losthere Sweet Williams feelings quite
overpowered him, his manly frame was convulsed with
grief at the loss of the Custom House Chips ; he sank
into his* chair and amidst the sympathizing looks of the
assembled company buried his face in the table cloth
Uncle Daniel here rose and said : Mr. President and
gentlemen 1 cannot make a speeoh, as you know the only
thing I can talk about is this ere Eirie, but with your
permission I will get Napoleon Burr, the
to recite some poetry which I have composed under the
inspiration of the very eloquent speeeh of my beloved
friend. Here Unde Daniel handed a sheet of paper
from which Napoleon Burr read the following verses in
Well, Bill, Ill own, for all you are a flllibustering cove,
Them Sound Stock views whiph ydu express is sitch as
I approve;
Your doctrines in essential pints is ditto to my own,
To Churoh or Chapel (if we goes), we both goes there to
Here Sweet William, inspired by the divine afflatus,
burst forth in the following poetic rejoinder to Uncle
Daniels address:
Ah l Dan t taint vain and hempty show, as captiwates
my mind,
I looks upon it but as help, true riches for to find :
Snuff-boxes, watches, notes or cashwhatever I can
And Im thankful for the shindy, when my neighbors
goods I grab.
Here, Sweet William slapped Un cle Daniel on the back,
who jumped up, and with his hand on Sweet Williams
shoulder said :
Beloved pal, come, Im your man ; success to stole and
cope I
Of plunder which affords us both so comforting a hope,
Success to cope with all my heart, likewise wiih all my
And1'wot could any "Faik" say less?prosperity to
(Great sensationsilent admiration.)
It was now getting late, and an adjournment was
moved and carried for one week. Before the company
seperated, however, Uncle Daniel and Brunette Hamil-
ton, and Squinty Lane arid
Marston and Baxter playing some favorite airs from
tne Duchess of Gerolstein on the Jews-harp, while
after the style of P£au, the great Russian athlete.
Thus ended the greatest banquet of the season.
The talk is that
than ever; that Drew is short of the stock, and a great
* many others. The talk is that the Vanderbilt stocks are
going up ; that New York Central and Hudson River,
are good for 150. The talk is that
that the Maryland Legislature will pass the bill to remove
the tobacco warehouses to the Canton Companys hands
The talk is that
and the stock will go down to 75. The talk is that
and the other speculative officials of the company are
b ars on the stock, and intend to make money by running
down its price. The talk is that tin
to make money; that the news from Colorado is great
as to cheap laborw improved mining and profits, that
- heavy
and other gold stocks, that there is a large short inter,
est in Quartz Hill; that
of the Season; that
are all buyers of Quartz Hill; that
his hand at Quartz Hill, as it is on the regular board list,
and oan be made as active as Erie. The talk is that
up higher than a kite, that they are awfully short on the
market; that De Comeau loses his temper and
over a barrel of peanuts, when he offers stocks ; that the
president of the board ought to fine him for
that if he has lost money by bearing railroad stocks and
things dont look pleasant forbears in mining stocks, ye*
he ought to keep his temper and behave himself like &
gentleman. The talk is that every mining stock on the
list is a purchase; that they will more than double in
price shortly, and that there is
than in railway shares.
Is easy at 4 to 5 per cent for call loans, and 8 to 4 per
cent on Government bonds. Prime endorsed business
notes maturing with in two months, are discounted at 6
to 6% per cent., and longer dates at 6% to 7% per cent.
The weekly bank statement shows a decrease in deposits
and legal tenders. The following is a statement of the
changes compared with last week :
Feb; 8. Feb. 15
Loans, $270,555,536. $271,015,970. Inc. $460,484
Specie, 23,823,372. 24,192,954. Inc. 369,582
Circulation, 84,096,834. 34,043,296. Dec. 63,538
Deposits, 217,844,548. 216,759,828. Dec. 1,084,720
Legal tenders, 65,847,259. 63,471,762. Dec. 2,375,497
took a downward turn, selling from 143% on Monday,
Feb. 10th, to 139% on Friday, Feb. 14th, owing to the
quashinr of impeachment by the Committee's vote o i
six against three:
The fluctuations in the gold market for the week were
as follows: Opening. Highest. Lowest. Closing.
Saturday, 8, 142% 142% 142 145%
Monday, 10, 142% 143% 142% 143%
Tuesday, 11, 142% 142% 141% 142
Wednesday, 12, 1^1% 141% 141% 141%
Thursday, 13, 141% 141% 140% 140%
Friday, 14, 140 140% 139% 140%
Saturday, 15, 140% 141% 140% 141%
is dull, but rates are firmer, owing to the limited supply
of commercial bills. The quotations are : Prime bank-
ers 60 days sterling bills, 109%, and sight 110% to 110%,
Francs on Paris bankers, 60 days, 5.16% to 5.15%, and
sight, 5.13% to 5.11%.
fluctuated considerably during the week, Erie selling as
low as 75%, but advancing again to 77%. Speculation
runs chiefly on Erie, Bock Island, Northwest Common
and preferred, and Milwaukee and St Paul preferred.
Canton is strong, and the Legislature of Maryland is ex-
pected to pass the bill to remove the tobacco warehouses
to the companys lauds. The Canton Companys proper-
ty consists of the following :
6,000 feet wharf front between Washington st.
and Lazaretto, mostly improved, $200 per
front foot............................ $1,000,000
Wharf front East ot Lazaretto............... 100,000
1.000 building lots, mostly on paved streets,
at $300................................. 300,000
1.000 acres of land in tlfe City and County ad-
joining the above lots, at $1,000 per
acre..................................... 1,000,000
Annuities on hand............................ 300,009
1.000 acres of back ,land, $150 per acre....... 150,000
Dwellings and Warehouses....................... 75,000
Cash on hand................................... 40,000
Total amount oi Canton Companys assets.... $2,965,000
Capital Stock, 42,000 shares at 70, equal to.... 2,940,000
The advancing value of the Canton Companys land,
which forms a portion of the City of Baltimore, may be
judged of by the following statement of recent real estate
transactions in New Jersey taken from the Trenton
Property in Jersey City is now ra^dly increasing in
value. Water-front lots are selling for $5,000, and many
of them have been snapped up by the New Jersey Bail-
road Company. In 1842 the marsh known as Harsimus,
situated between Jersey City and Bergen Hill, sold at
$40, or even in some cases at $20 per acre; now, lots
twenty-five by one hundred feet sell at $1,000 each. The
Coles estatewater lotshad then no market value at
all. They ate now estimated at $3,000,000. Sussex
street lots, then worth $800, are now worth $3,000 ; and
Montgomery street, lots worth $1,500, are now selling
for $7,000. About sixty years ago the entire Coles estate
of four hundred acres was purchased for $20,000. There
would be now no difficulty in disposing of it for
$8,000,000. Ten years ago the Board of the Hudson
River Cement Company offered the lots owned by it for
sale for $50,000. The same lots were very recently sold
to the Pennsylvania Coal Company for no less than
Pacific Mail is heavy.
Musgrave & Co., 19 Broad street, report the following
Canton, 59 to 59% ; Boston W. P., 20 to ; Cumber-
land, to ; Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, 41 to 42% ;
American Express, 70 to 70% ; Adams Express, 74% to
75% ; United States Express, 72% to 74; Merchants
Union Express, 85% to 35%; Quicksilver, 24 to 28; Mari-
posa, 8 to 8%, preferred, 13 to ; Pacific Mail, 108% to
109; Atlantic Mail, 97 to 97% ; W. U. Tel., 34% to
84% ; New York Central, 138% to 133% ; Erie, 77% to

n* Revolution.
78 ; Pref. 80% to 80% ; Hud. River, 148 to 149 ; Reading
94% to 94%; Chicago & Alton, 184 to 185 ; do. Pref.
187% to 138; Alt. & Terre Haute, 50 to ; do. Pref.
to 74% ; Tol. & Wabash, 47 to 47% ; do. Pref., to
j MIL & St Paul, 49% to 50 j do. Pref. 67 to 67% ; Ft.
Wayne, 101% to 102 j Ohio and Miss., 32% to32%; Mich.
Southern, 92% to 92% ; 111. Central, 138 to 188%; Cleve-
land* Pittsburg, 97% to 97%; Cleveland & Toledo, 111%
to 112; Rock Island, 98% to 98% ; Northwestern, 58%
to 59% ; do. Pref. 74%'to 74%.
have been quiet throughout the week, with a steady in-
vestment, demand running chiefly on 7*80 notes and
10-40 bonds.
Henry Clews & Co., 32 Wall street, report the follow-
ing quotations:
Registered, 1881,111% to 111% ; Coupon, 1881,112 to
112% ; 5-20 Registered, 18C2,107% to 108 ; 5-20 Coupon,
1862, 111% to 111%; 5-20 Coupon, 1864,108% to 109%; 5-20
Coupon, 1865,109% to 109% ; 5-20 Coupon, Jan. and July,
1865, 107% to 108 ; 5-20 Coupon, 1867, 108% to 108%;
10-40 Registered, 101% to 101% ; 10-40 Coupon, 104% to
105% ; Gold, 141% to 144% ; June, 7-30, 107% to 107% ;
July, 7-30, 107% to 107% ; May Compounds, 1864, 117%
to 117% ; August Compounds, 1864, 116% to 116% ; Sep-
tember Compounds, 1864, 116 to 116% ; October Com-
pounds, 1864 115% to 116.
for the week were $2,819,531 against $2,063,611, $2,078,-
486, $1,503,834, and $1,541,912 for the preceding weeks.
The imports of merchandise for the week are $4,037,820
against $5,047,004, $3,947,624, $2,614,435, and $3,586,491
for the preceding weeks. The exports exclusive of
specie are $2,678,180 against $3,218,009, $3,269,823, $3,-
678,601 and $3,912,546, for the preceding weeks. The ex-
ports of |specie]are.$864,563 against $1,644,057, $169,100,
$1,069,300, and $873,531 for the preceding weeks..
The following are among the first one hundred special
copartners oi the Credit Eoncier and owners of Colum-
bus :
Augustus Kountze, [First National Bank, Omaha.]
Samuel E. Rogers, Omaha.
E. Creighton, [President 1st National Bank, Omaha.]
Thomas 0. Durant, V. P. U. P. R. R.
James H. Bowen, [Presf 3rd National Bank, Chicago.]
George M. Pullman.
George L. Dunlap, [Superintendent N, W. R. R,]
John A. Dix, [President U. P. R. R.]
William H. Guion, [Credit Mobilier.]
William H. Macy, [President Leather Manf. Bank.]
Charles A. Lambard, [Credit Mobilier] Director U. P. R. R.
Oakes Ames, M. C., [Credit Mobilier.]
John M. S. Williams, [Director Credit Mobilier.]
John J. Cisco, [Treasurer U. P. R. R.]
H. Clews.
William P. Furniss.
Cyrus H. McCormick, [Director U. P. R. R.]
Hon. Simon Cameron.
John A. Griswold, M. C[President Troy City National
Charles Tracy.
Thomas Nickerson, [Credit Mobilier,] Boston.
F. Nickerson, [Credit Mobilier,] Boston.
E. H. Baker, Baker & Morrill, [Credit Mobilier,] Boston.
W. T. Glidden, Glidden & Williams, Boston, [Credit Mo-
H. S. McComb, Wilmington, Del., [Credit Mobilier.]
James H. Orne, [Merohant,] Philadelphia.
George B. Upton, [Merchant,] Boston.
Oharles Macalester, [Banker,] Philadelphia.
C. S. Bushnell, [Director U. P. R. R.] Credit Mobilier.
A.. A. Low, [President Chamber Commerce.]
Leonard W. Jerome.
H. G. Stebbins.
C. C. & H. M. Taber.
David Jones, [Credit Mobilier. ]
Ben. Holladay, [Credit Mobilier.]
the Credit Foncier grounds, is it not the geographical
centre of this nation ? Ninety-six miles due west from
Omaha, the new Chioago; ninety-six miles from the
Kansas border on the south ; ninety-six miles from the
Dacotah line on the north, Columbus is situated on the
upper bottom, at the junction of the Platte and the Loup
Fork, and is surrounded by the finest agricultural lands in
the world.
The Credit Foncier lands extend from the railway
station across the railway, and enclose the Loup Fork
Bridge; the county road to the Pawnee settlement run-
ning directly through the domain. As the railway sys-
tem expauds, Columbus will naturally be the railway
centre of the Sioux City, Nebraska City and Nemaha Val-
ley Railroads.
The Union Pacific Railroad Company were Dot slow to
see that Columbus was the natural point for an im-
portant station. The Credit Mobilier owns lands near
the city, and some leading generals and statesmen are
also property owners round about. Would you make
money easy ? Find, then, the site of a city and buy the
farm it is to be built on. How. msny regret the non-
purchase of that lot in New York; that block in Buffalo;
that farm in Chicago; that quarter section in Omaha.
Once these city properties could have been bought for a
song. Astor and Girard made their' fortunes in this
way. The Credit Fonoier, by owning the principal
$owns along the Pacific line to California, enriches its
shareholders while distributing its profits by selling
alternate lots at a nominal price to the public.
The Credit Foncier owns 688 acres at Columbus, di-
vided into 80ft. streets and 20ft. alleys.
These important reservations are made : Two ten-acre
parks; one ten-acre square, for the university of Nebras-
ka ; one five-acre triangle, for an agricultural college;
one five-acre quadrangle, for a public school; one acre
each donated to the several churches, Episcopal, Catho-
lio, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist, Congregational
and Baptist, and ten acres to the State for the new Capitol
Deducting these national, educational and religious
donations, the Credit Foncier has over 3,000 lots (44x115)
remaining, 1,500 of which they offer for sale,' .reserving'
the alternate lots for improvements.
and give especial attention to the conversion
Holders of the Sixes of 1881, and Five-twenty Bonds
of 1862, and May 1, 1865, may now realize a liberal differ-
ence by exchanging them for the new 6-20s of 1865-7.
We are prepared to make these exchanges upon the most
favorable terms.
Deposits receivedhnd collections made.
FISK & HATCH, No. 5 Nassau street.
419, 421 BROADWAY, N. Y.,
For a wife or Family a whole LIFE POLICY is the best
hing possible.
For a Daughter or Son an ENDOWRY POLICY is the
most desirable, as it is payable at marriage or other speci-
fied time.
For ones own self the best New Year treat is a LIFE
RETURN ENDOWMENT POLICY, which is issued only
by this Company; it gives the person a certain sum if he
lives to a specified time, or to his heirs if he decease be-
fore, with the return of the Endowment Premiums with
interest. It therefore truly combines all the advantages
of Insurance and a Savings Bank, which has not before
bees done.
The crnES along the line of
Omaha already Sixteen Thousand People.
Columbus the next important agricultural city on
the way to Cheyenne.
A Fifty Dollar Let may prove a Five Thousand Dollar
PARIS to PEKIN in Thirty Ddys. Two Ocean Ferry-
Boats and a Continental Railway. Passengers for China
this way /
The Rocky Mountain excursion parties of statesmen
and capitalists (two thousand miles westward .without
break of gauge) pronounce the Pacific Railroad a great
fact; the Credit Mobilier (its contractors), a national
reality; the Credit Foncier (owning cities along the line),
an American institution.
The grandest national work of any age, is the Union
Pacific Railroad. Under its present Napoleonic leader-
ship, in 1870 the road will he finished to San Francisco.
Five hundred and thirty miles are already running west
of Omaha to the base of the mountains, north of Denver.
The Iowa Railroad (Chicago and Northwestern) is now
open to the Missouri River opposite Omaha; where the
temporary bridge that has been constructed joins you
with the Pacific. Here is the time-table :
New York to Chicago (drawing-room car all
the way, without change)...............38 hours.
Chicago to Omaha, without change (Pull-
mans sleeping palaces).....................$4 <
Omaha to Cheyenne, or summit of Rocky
Mountains, (Union Pacific Railroad).....28
Say four days from New York to the Rocky Mountains.
Two thousand two hundred miles without a change of
gauge or car, or the removal of your .oarpet bag and
shawl from your state-room.
The Credit Foncier of America owns the capitol addi-
tion to Columbus,probably the future capitol of Ne-
braska. What is the Credit Foncier ? Ask the first mil-
lionaire you meet, and the chances are he will tell you
that he was one of the one hundred original thousand
dollar subscribers. No other such special copartnership
of wealthy men exists on this continent. (A list of these
distinguished names can be seen at the Company's
, Where is Columbus ? Ask the two hundred Union
Pacific Railroad excursionists who encamped, there on
First.It is worth fifty dollars to a young man to be
associated with suqh a powerful Company.
Second.By buying in Columbus, you purchase the
preference right to be interested in tbe next town
mapped out by the Credit Foncier; and, as we dig
through the mountains, that town may be a gold mine.
Third.Owning 5,000 feet of land 1,700 miles off by
rail, extends one's geographical knowledge, and suggests
that. Massachusetts, South Carolina and Virginia do not
compose the entire American Republic.
When tftfo ocean bottomthis gigantic plateau of the
antediluvian seathis relic of the great inland lake of ten
thousand years ago, between Omaha and Columbus, be-
comes peopled, with corn-fields and villages, a lot at
Columbus may be a handy thing to have about the
The object of the Credit Foncier in selling alternate
lots at such a low figure, is to open up the boundless
resources along the line of tbe Union Pacific Railroad to
the young men of the East Landed proprietorship
gives a man selt-reliance, and may stimulate the em-
employee to become employer. Fifty dollars invested
ten years ago in Chicago or Omaha, produces many
thousand now.
As this allotment of 1,500 shares is distributed through
New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington,
Cincinnati, Chicago and St Louis, early application
should be made by remitting a check to the Company's
bankers, Messrs. John J. Cisco & Son, 33 Wall street,
when you will receive a deed for tbe property.
To save the lot-owner tbe trouble of writing, the Credit
Foncier pays all taxes for two years.
Do not forget that every mile of road built westward,
adds to the value of property in Omaha and Columbus.
Cheyenne, at tbe foot of the mountains, four hundred
miles west of Columbus, is but six months old, and has
three thousand people. Lots there selling, for three thou-
sand dollars.
Most of ..the Directors of the Union Pacific Railroad,
and the Directors and Subscribers of the Credit Mobilier,
are the Shareholders of the Credit Foncier of America.
Call at the office and examine the papers.
Most respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
* Secretary.
Office of the Company, 2 Nassa Street, New York

Full Text
languageCode format ISO639-2

xml version 1.0 encoding UTF-8
ListFile Path Z:\DIGITIZATION\Miscellaneous\2 Scan\AA00003578_00008\ LastIndex 9 CropLeft CropRight
Left Crop False Resize
Right 00002.JPG