Men's reaction to Bloomers--responded jokingly, but noetheless, they showed up

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Men's reaction to Bloomers--responded jokingly, but noetheless, they showed up - Bleomerlsnt 1 Enaland. r From Tlie London...
Bleomerlsnt 1 Enaland. r From Tlie London Mominp Chronicle of IV JIMh. . Last evening a meeting, conrened by the advocates of the new American cosiumej of which Mrs.;! Amelia Bloomer is the reputed fouhdmr, was held in the British Institution, Cowper street," Frtisbury. It was announced announced that the proceedings j would commence at half-past half-past half-past eight o'clock,! and that Mrs Cj II. Dexter would address' the meeting upon the proposed Transatlantic; reform. Loiigbcfore seven o'clock, many hundreds of persons assembled in front of the building; and, though the crowd was extremely dense, the mob unusually violent, and the demand a for admissioa indescribably clamorous, the clock struck eight before tlie doors were opened. As may be readily imagined the assembled persons pressed with great seal; into the: building ; some were trodden down, others fainted, and the large hall, which is capable of holding about frofci 1,200 to 1,500 persons, rapidly fitted J The prices of admission were fixed as follows: For the hall, 3d. ; fori' reserved seats, M. ; and for the platform. Is. ; but owing: to the want of arrangement arrangement that prevailed, not one utit of a hundred who entered entered the building paid anvthiog for admission.; Of the persons present, rive to one Were men, who could not be supposed to have any direct interest in the change of costume which the Bloomers' recommend. ? . The interval which elapsed between the adutissioR of the auditory pmd the time appended for the entrance of the Bloomer, was passed in most disorderly -manner. -manner. Ail sorts of jokes andvWitticiims were bandied about, and some verv coame. remarks were made, at the expense expense of the dress reformers. I As the principal reformers reformers were after time, it was suggested that a grand cho-; cho-; cho-; - rus of w Buffalo girls, cant you come out to-night," to-night," to-night," would be an appropriate invitation tb expedition. Soon after this, one of the vergers jof St:jPaul's Cathedral, a portly looking iiianj placed lijiiiselij in the presidential chair, aad was loudly but ironically iheered. ;) A gentleman, who seemed Ito be an official person, jumped upon the table," at this stage of the proceedings, and delivered the following address : $ " Ladies.and gentlemen x I m requested bv the managers managers to state (that Mrs. Ixten is out side, and as soon as the police can clear the crowd, which is pressing on the doors without, she W illi appear." t .: Another person infortned tli meeting that Mrs. Dexter Dexter would appear, as soon as the uproar ceased. She could not be expected to enter while the meeting was conducting itseli in a wanned disgraceful to a British audience. (treat uproar.)

Clipped from The New York Times17 Oct 1851, FriPage 4

The New York Times (New York, New York)17 Oct 1851, FriPage 4
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  • Men's reaction to Bloomers--responded jokingly, but noetheless, they showed up

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