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 that the proceedings j would commence at 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 that prevailed, not one utit of a hundred who 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. Ail sorts of jokes andvWitticiims were bandied about, and some verv coame. remarks were made, at the expense of the dress reformers. I As the principal reformers were after time, it was suggested that a grand cho-; - rus of w Buffalo girls, cant you come out 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 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 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.)

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 17 Oct 1851, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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