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[204] the country, who are lending their efforts to the cause, so that the onward movement must be greatly accelerated.

Small Associations are springing up rapidly in various parts of the country. The Sylvania Association in Pike country, Pa., is now in operations about seventy persons are on the domain, erecting buildings, &c., and preparing for the reception of other members.

An Association has been organized in Jefferson county. Our friend, A. Mr. Watson, is at the head of it; he has been engaged for the last three years in spreading the principles in that part of the State, and the result is the formation of an Association. Several farmers have put in their farms and taken stock; by this means the Domain has been obtained. About three hundred persons, we are informed, are on the lands. They have a very fine quarry on their Domain, and they intend, among the branches of Industry which they will pursue, to take contracts for erecting buildings out of the Association. They are now erecting a banking-house in Watertown, near which the Association is located.

Efforts are making in various parts of this State, in Vermont, in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Illinois, to establish Associations, which will probably be successful in the course of the present year. We have heard of these movements; there may be others of which we are not informed.

About the same time, he gave a box on the ear to the editors who wrote of Fourierism in a hostile spirit:—

The kindness of our friends of the New York Express, Rochester Evening Post, and sundry other Journals which appear inclined to wage a personal controversy with us respecting Fourierism, (the Express without knowing how to spell the word,) is duly appreciated. Had we time and room for disputation on that subject, we would prefer opponents who would not be compelled to confess frankly or betray clearly their utter ignorance of the matter, whatever might be their manifestations of personal pique or malevolence in unfair representations of the little they do understand. We counsel our too belligerent friends to possess their souls in patience, and not be too eager to rival the fortune of him whose essay proving that steamships could not cross the Atlantic happened to reach us in the first steamship that did cross it. “The proof of the pudding” is not found in wrangling about it.

We also find, occasionally, a paragraph in the Tribune like this: ‘T. W. Whitley and H. Greeley will address such citizens of Newark as choose to hear them on the subject of “Association” at 7 1/2 ’

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