|An Adamless Eden|
Location: Oswego, New York, USA
Dr. Mary Walker, says a New York correspondent, has just bought a farm of 135 acres near Oswego, in New York State where she intends to found a colony for women. Speaking of the scheme, she said that all colonists would live in one commodious house, under the immediate supervision of herself, and two elected lady officers. "Bloomers" will be compulsory at Oswego. Applicants for membership will have to pledge themselves to celibacy during their stay in the colony. Women above fifteen and under thirty-five, who are prepared to abjure flirting with outsiders and similar frivolities, will be eligible. The monotony of farm life will be varied by the study of politics, of literature, and of social questions, as well as by "manly" sports. The chief object of the scheme, according to Dr. Walker, is to educate and turn out credible specimens of the New Woman. The site selected is in the heart of the picturesque fruit country. Dr. Walker is confident that her farm will prove to be what she calls it -- the Garden of Eden without Adam.