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MILLER, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER. J-
VOLUME IV.--NUMBER 16,
Uuvn,v W H
XSE SOI 0 07 THE LIBERTY POLE.
BY GZORGE W. BCNOAT.
Weea I monarch of lb eCtat,
Aad clil la robot of Iiaeotn pn,
Upon the moantale'e breast,
1 wared J bnait la tli nil
Jf Frtxlsa ud tit ftrertd os
Tit Hero or tb WtiL
I bntrtd Uit birds with btmti iwttt,
Oa buhti cloittnn J t mj fttt.
To fori th.ir pmiotii ftr,
And iiBj U totp of Liberty,
I'poo mj bruebti waring fret.
And cbtna tbt llit'aiot; air.
Tkt Ii!U Unrr of lit rills,
Tbt brooki tbat bobblt dewm tit luD,
Tbt eiuruti tbat shout,
Hart atund ptaloi ofpraiH for aw,
Xti at I an tbt boaertd Irtt,
To fur tbt baancr out.
I itt jour illtat eoborU form,
I btar tbt cborai lilt tbt norm
Of riuaf wartt at Ma;
I tticb tbt brbtaiai; fltihlt j bj,
Aad ptocil tn tbt btaillat; ftj
Tbt watcbwtrd of tbt Fftt.
Btrt, lifted blb. and baadtd fut
Wilk fotli. t rite a uptriaf nut
A ntm tbat fltwtii in noble dttdt,
Catbtkta bj tbt itorm of crttdt,
Tbt landmark of tbt Frtt.
Ho irtt wiadi bltwlnj from tbt Sottb,
Ko tbiadtr from bold Taact ja monlh,
Bball maVt rot twerrt "a bair,"
Aid VTIdfAwakti, with iltepltu tret,
Bball tad ml pel attar; to the ikltl,
la aezt orember'i air.
Bo blew the bora aad beat tbt dran,
I'atil tlit rictorj aha.Il cout
A ad conb tbt tjrant'i crest.
Jjt billot, lilt the saow flakes fall.
From wotitlsad and front moantatn wall,
Fer Lincoln oftl.t West.
Aal I will flmr the strpe ami star
Uifh a. the bills tbat rise afar,
V lien sons of sol Iter brave
Fhlll 4ondIr fVosn oar aaaats wipe, w .
ftt from oar starrj flar the stripe,
Est law tbit stripes the start
Exb star la the Uoid arch abort,
t?esms likt a torch oftrolh and lort.
Held in an aertl's band,
Ta Webt as on to eietory.
Aad lead tbt boils of Libtrtj,
la triamph tbroah tbt land.
JtETHODISM AND SLAVERY.
Rtlaliont of MelhodUm to the Govern
ntnl and to Slavery Treatment of
Mtlkottist Clergymen and Laxly at the
Sotlk Protection in the txireme of
Cmtiiulioital Rights Demanded
Itnptrtant Letter from Rev. T. M.
Eiij, D. D., Editor of the North
Western Christian Advocate, to Pres
H05. JaMIS BCCHAKIK,
President of the United Slates:
Sis : There are times when the ham
West citizen may and should approach
tba Chief Magistrate with his cause.
Snch ii the present ; and I address yon,
'ot seeking any office, nor interfering
ith the ordinary qnestiont which are
'limit npon yonr attention. I write as a
raember, a minister, and officer of the
IMiodiit Episcopal Chnrch.
Yon, sir, are a "public' functionary,"
wrgid with the highest responsibilities
1 weightiest duties. The matters I do
ign to ly before your Excellency affect
ta life, the liberty, the property of our
Pwple. They affect their rights in the
Mw States and Territories ; they affect
" destinies of this country : for they
it leid to the practical solution of this
question Art the riahts of th dlizent.
rfertke Constitution, to be protected, or
"jwj ntidatlhe pleasure of a mob f
The hiitory of the "people called Meth
ww is not unfamiliar to yon, for it
j Prt of the history of the country. We
" wen wnong the pioneers of cirili
juioa ,nil Christianity. Onr clergy.
w M among the Erst in the wilder;
n. They have not waited until roads
were made, bridges built, honses erected,
disabHitiee remoTed. They haye
gwe with the woodsman, they have cam
m with the hunter, searched out the
Ww of the squatter, followed the hardy
amen of the Pacific into their gulchee,
J3 gone after the lumberman into the
A? -, ?m Pineri- Sir, we haye.won
U tlBht Of Rriafono mA tn won
oay demanding protection in the exer-
-jox our, ves ted rights.
1 wgret, sir, thu I must write this
'Sttmunication o. 4,;ir,. Tnlit?l
tement nnayoidably connected ' with
residential election is npon ns, but
, ," no wternatiye. It is ft question
01 Ve and death.
1 will state - '
l- the oxorirDVB occn?T.
5, T08 Methodist 'Espicopal Churcn
! no political oreanization. Ita' ' func
of ii" 'P'ntual and ecclesiastical. Mao
it. i.!il'el shadee-are in ite miBiBtrr.
pn i and' itembernip. IU
Pen lend no -influence to either politi-
Pty, u rach, nor display namaa fif
"2 wndidates at the head of their col
enn v I ar onr peopl hT0 )eeo
rj-wjited into political organisation.
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edit. n .
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we haye ever been a
"t ha l. . . m
--w.0 unnrtwi t wtm fMaiatttv At.l.w
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fl and state. We ivtp comii-
. r . . . -,
u nouunfr in our doctnnea of iia.tr.i;n.
calculated to stir np strife or sedition.
S. These things being so. we claim tlm
right to go, under th'o constitution of,our
country, into any part of. onr domain.
r e ciaim me ngnt ot ires speech, and
free printing.-- We down mark. Mr.
f resident, I do not say we ask. vie solicit;
no. sir, we demand equal rights and
privileges with other denaminations. If
our people violate any law. let them be
fairly tried, condemned and punished.
Give them an impartial jury, an unbrib-
ed judge, and competent-counsel.
4. It cannot have escaped your atten
tion, sir, that Methodism was early re
markably successful in the Southern
States, bnt possibly yon may not have
observed tbat it was thns successful as a
decided and uncompromising anti-slaverv
church. The present anti-slavery tone of
mr Uiscipune and literature is no new
utterance. Our fathers spoke warmer
words than we, and the warmest came
from slave territory. Ton will be strnck,
sir, with the remarkable agreement of
their words with those of Washington,
Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, and, if I
mistake not, yonr own earlier spoken or
written sentiments. It was known every
where that John Wesley abhorred slave
ry ; that he denounced the slave trade as
the "sum of all villainies," and slavery
as a "complicated crime;" and yet South
ern conference were organized nnder his
direct supervision. In 1780 a conference
held, not in Boston, or even in New
York, but in Baltimore, on slave soil,
said : "Slavery is contrary to the laws
of man and nature, and hurtful to society
contrary to the dictates of conscience
and pure religion. You will be told
that our chnrch has become abolitionized.
Open our DUcipline and read it. It says
nothing stronger than was said by the
Southern conference in 1780. In 1784
Bnltimore again spoke, saying, "We
v iew it ftilaveryl as contrary to the gol
den law of God, .... "to every
tRI.NCirLE or THE UEVOLDTIOM etc., &C.
These are mere specimens of quota
tions, but they express the early senti
ments of Method ibm. Slavery was
wrong, and by religious agencies was to
be extirpated. Holding those views,
they spread everywhere through the South.
They encouraged no "insurrections, they
stirred up no violence, they made no in
terference with btate laws. We stand
upon the same platform, and hold simi
It so happen, sir, that I am able to
give you the views oi our cniircn in aia
ryland at a somewhat later period. In
1818 a minister preached a sermon in
Washington county, in which were some
allusions to the relations of slavery, and
was indicted for attempting to promote
insurrection and sedition among slaves.
Bv a change of venue the trial was held
in Frederick, in March, 1819. The sen
ior counsel for the accused was Boger B.
Taney, now Chief Justice of Supreme
Court of the United States, une oi me
attorneys read from the Discipline of the
Chnrch the law bearing on slavery, which
may be thns condensed : (1.) A strong
declaration of the the great evil of slave
ry ; (2.) A requisition npon such as
unite with the church to emancipate their
slaves; (3.) Forbidding any slave-holder
to be a traveling preacher; (4.)
Forbidding the sale of slaves, or their
purchase, except for purpose of emanci
pation; (5.) Admonishing .slaves to
obedience and industry.
These were read in a Maryland Court,
to a Maryland jury ; in the presence of a
Maryland judge, ana me position uoiuiy
argued, that there was nothing in them
mniran tn the neace and safety of the
8tato. The accused was acquitted. Mr.
Taney said of the Methodists living under
these rales, that they equaled any other
people in "their moral deportment, and
in their habits of obedience to the lawa."
He also said: "
c"Ho man can be prosecuted for preach
ing the articles of his religions creed, un
i itsrliMrl. this doctrine is immoral and
calculated to disturb the peace and order
of society ; and subjects oi jjauoBw -icy
may at all times be freely and r folly
j:., j ; trm nninit or elsewhere, with-
HmUarinm or restraint ....'. It
!. .all kaowa that the peace.nl ana grad
ual abolition of slavery in the States-. is
n. nf tha obiects which the Methodist
.;.i. v. 'atcadilv is view w .
There is no law which forbids us to speak
f alavitry aarwe think of it Any man
has a right to publish his opinions on
that subject whenever he pleases.' - It is
a subject of national concern ana may s
freely discnased: Mr. Grnber (the defen
dant) did quote tne laaguago oi b
act of national independence, and insis-
i n V.. rvrioriniM contained IB insi
wMtawl isnrtmmant. He did rebuke
those masters' who.in the exercise of pow
er, are deaf to the calls of humanity, and
t w.ri ihtm of the evils they mum
hriwr sartor. : ttlmel V6. He did Sneak
.;!, AbnaM nf those -ren tiles who
live by trading in human flesh ; aad ea-
rich thnmaelves OV leannR wo uuuu
freaa tfa. ,iiUJaABt4rom.the bosom
of the mother -- BbalLI content
myself with saying he had a right to say
this, and: that there is no law tOipunish
him? We are iprepared-to
miintAin tha same principles, and to use,
if MMusrr. the same lansruaKe here in
tr. f.mr.1. of inadce. - A
ri.wi nMuiir. indeed, compels ns to en
dure thfr evils of slavery for a time. It
was imposed npon ns by another nation
while we .were in a state of colonial vas
salage. It cannot be easily or fuddealy
eeled no resistance to nnjust laws. THre
, , ' ' ' ' ' ' "" ' . - ; , :i
removed. Yet, while it continues, jt is
a blot on our national character, and ,ev;
ery real lover of' freedom, confidently
hopes that it will be effectually, though it
must be gradually, wiped away, and ear
nestly looks for the .means, by which this
necessary object may be attained., And,
until it shall (be accomplished, until the
time shall' come when we can point with
out a blush to the langnze held in the
Declaration of Independence, every friend
oi numanity will seek to lighten the gal
ling chains of slavery, and better, to the
utmost of bis power, the wretched condi
tion of the slaves."
Perhaps, Mr. President, the above par
agraphs have a more decided rhetoric than
the distinguished author of the Dred Scott
decision would now employ, but they
are truthful, and our people will endorse
5. There are many people residing in
the slave States who prefer our discipline
and ministry to those of the Methodist
Episcopal Church South. They do so,
(1.) Because they have a Constitutional
right for such preference ; (2.) Because
they think, our discipline.accords with
holy Scripture, with onr early testimony
and the recorded sentiments of our purest
statesmen; (3.) Because onrs is the
church of their childhood and youth ;
(4.1 Because it is not a sectional .church,
emblazoned as such on the very title pa
ges of its publications.
These are good reasons, and we have
felt it onr duty to supply them with the
ministry and institutions of their prefer
ence. We have invaded no civil rights.
have incited no revolt, stirred no sedition.
We claim for them the right to prefer us
we claim the right to 'supply them.
II. WHAT TREATMEHT HAVE WE HECEIVBDI
Sir, the civilized world has been shock
ed by the story of the abominations re
peated by the Drnzcs upon the nominal
Christian in hyria, and by the cruel
edicts which have disgraced the govern
ment of Rome, with its clerical head. I
am not sure but a chapter of history al
most as shocking and barbarous must be
written by the historian of Methodism.
Our people are under a reign of terror in
some portion oi tne oontueast ana
Southwest. From different ' quarters of
Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, 'they
have received threats of violence to be in
flicted unless there shall be a withdrawal
from onr church. The mail matter of
our members is opened postmasters
claim the authority to break the seals.
and degrade themselves into pro slavery
spies ! Mr. Buchanan, have you or your
cabinet demanded or sanctioned this far
reaching system of Government espoinage
Is vour Postmaster General simply or
principally the thief of a defective force t
We of the .North support toe postal ser
vice, and we wish to know something of
The most high-handed outrages. have
been perpetrated in the Southwest. There
violence has been repeatedly employed,
and onr people basely murdered. In
Missouri, bands of Ruffians have inter
fered with our service;; have committed
outrages to onr ministers which hurried
them to the grave; the red hand of mur
der drenched with blood the grey locks
of a venerable man, loved by all who
knew him, whose crime was a warm
attachment to the Methodist Episcopal
Thehich handed enormities inflicted
upon the ministry and membership of
our cburcn in rvansas neea not ue resis
ted they have passed into history.
In Arkansas. Bishop Sanes was hol
ding a session of conference. No man's
rights had been mvaaea ; no insurrection
had been Dreached; no slave had been in-
ritpd to revolt. In that conference there
were, no doubt, some who voted for
.T.mM -Buchanan as President of the
TTnited States. Yet. sir, those men, with
their wives and children and friends, were
surrounded on God's holy day, while in
the house of worship, by an armed mob,
which demanded an insiaro ana uncondi
tional abandonment of their position 1
Mr. President, that outrage was perpetra
ted since yon have 1een "onr chief exe
cutive.: "jW hat harm had they done'?
Had they, lost the character of American
citizens, or is tbs nation which can reseat
the outrage of Greytown or Paraguay,
powerless before those of a pro-slavery
moB?' v ' - .
rT.ter still has come the word- that in
Northern Texas, a panic similar to that
of Harper's .Ferry, has been, created.
Mobocracy has triumphed over law,
Men suspected nave oeen seizea ua eo
,iA r z s
A man? the victims of this! reckless
slaughter we read the name of A. Bow-
law ji rrtewiQu mm. xj ttsks u-
tions. deliberate man; born, !- believe, in
- --- tie was ao aooiuionm,
thoogh an anti-slavery man oi me w aan
inirton and Jefferson school. "Modest and
peacefol. ne never asserted all the rights
trTantinned br the Vsnthor'of the Dred
8eott dscbioB. qnoted .above, i Nor was
be accustomed to utter such words as
Mr Taaey announced himself ready to
niter in the old eourthonse in Frederick.
He was twice chosen a delegate to our
i.:..i.ot avvJeaiaatieal council. And, was
esteemed for his unobtrusive but genuine
v -i i.ttw. 'family-, one of which was
I blind daughter, was dependent npon him:
Vf writknar. B IBV UWi ttss,ssvu ....
' .eithnnt counsel, without forms of
T.-'.7r.T.'trraT"man. this eood, ajray-
l.: aa- Hi wrrraeroa OT- niuu i
" .'-" - . . !.:. t. t
rp-11 .ottfcu eenntrr'that Amsricsn citi
xenship is a prouder boast tham Boman.
We of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
CONSTITUTION AND THE
who refuse' a sectional affix, c are alrHost
compelled to say it is a" cheat; a 'sham,
something We pay 'dearly for, butowhich
briDgs.us -no protection.? Have. we,, the I
million of Methodists m thu coantry, no
rights which" Southern slaveholders and
slave-drivers are'bonnd to respect-?-3 r
in. WHAT WE DfcktXD OF wJBCbUSTBT1.
1. We insist upon protection fn the
exercise of our. constitutional' rights libr
erty, of conscience, speech .and press.
2. We insist, upon it that onr recorded
sentiments on the subject of slavery shall
not work's practical forfeiture of' onr cit
izenship. Why t'jis singling out of the
ISIetbodist Episcopal Chnrch? Others
have borne a strong testimony against
the evil why this war upon us ?
8. We demand the protection of the
courts. If any of onr people offend the
majesty of the law, there are courts of jus
tice, and officers 'of the law, let there
be a full, impartial and fair trial, and we
will be content. We bow to the laws.
If unjnst and oppressive, we will attempt
in all lawful ways to secure their repeal.
It becomes, Sir. .just now a question of
deep interest Does Membership in the
Methodist Episcopal Church, expose to.
death at the hands of an unlicensed mob ?
Are we to be hunted like wild beasts?
Is onr blood to be shed like water to ap
pease the insatiable Moloch of slavery ?
I must add, sir, that at this time the
question, Can our brethren be protected ?
is assuming a grave importance. We
are in the midst of the excitement pre
ceding the Presidential election, intensi
fied by the character of the questions at
issue. Heretofore we have been divided
in our votes. Our clergy have been of
different parties, 'and bo have been' our
laity. The Church periodicals, with a
circulation, told by hundreds of thousands.
havo been silent when the question of
platforms and candidates, have been ar-
gnpd. Thus should it be. ' God forbid
that the day ahall come when our leading
religious denominations shall stand as in
tegers in the computation of political par
But sir, "Oppression makoth a wise
man mad." The murder ofBewleyhas
startled us and the question begins to
run through1 onr "million of membership.
Can an administration be foundwhich
will protect the rights of conscience, and
the freedom of worship ? i I deprecate
the existence of such a state ot things,
but we are not responsible. Wo love
our bretbern, and cannot eonsent to see
them slaughtered by gangs of despera
does without feeling, without determin-
ing solemnly and on our knees, and at
the holy communion, that they shall be
protected. A few more such murders as
that of Bewley, and the church will aiK
who will giveus.au administration strong
enough to uphold the rights dearest of
all others? and format mtn. be no
whom he may ; they will cast their uni
Sir, I have written plainly and honest
ly, and now close this letter, praying that
the evening of your days may be calm
and cloudless, and when you go hence
may it be insure and certain hope of a
Yours respectfully. T. M. Epdt.
Chicago, Sept. 7, 1860.
Keep it Before the People. .
That in every State in the Union where
negroes and mulattoes are allowed to
vote, the law authorizing it was passed
by a DemocraticXegislsture, nnder Dem
Eeep it before the People, that in ev
ery State where negroes and mulattoes
are permitted to testify in courts of. jus
tice, where.. white men are parties, the
law authorizing it, was passed by Demo
Keep it before the People, that nearly
all the Democratic members of Congress
st the.last session, voted against making
polygamy-a penal offense in Utabwhile
every Republican voted for it.
Keep it before the People, that tbe uem
ocrats are, as a party ,-opposed to a home
stead law. and that the Republicans, in
dividually and as a party, are in favor of
tbat great and just measut.-. . . . f
Keep it before the People, that the Re-
nnblican party bias but one1 platform.
North, 8outh, East and West that-it
is a national' party ; and that the other
parties are all combining, without regard
to principles, measures or. platforms,
save and except "the loaves and fishes"
the spoils 'of office.,,,-'""-" s .
Keep it before thsPeeplt.Hitt. tha 'd
forta of the Douglas, party nowjto unite
with the Enow Nothings to defeat the Re
publicans, is evidence most positive, that
they""are a1 'mongrel" Know 'Nothing
party.'r- -1 c" r - - -' r- r
Keen it before the People, that H. V.
Johnson, the DouglasiCaudidate for Vice
President, is not onlyn eor of extend
ing and maintaining negro slavery, by
tbe reopening of tbe African sieve iraae ;
but be is in favor of mating slavH of
WHITE HEN I He says the capital
should, own the labor-of the coantry.
Richmond Palladium. , , ..
The wittiest caricture in circulation in
political circles, represents Mr. Douglas
across bis mother's'! knees, receiving a
flogging for. being associated .with that
infamous Nebraska 'iBUl." Uncle Sam
looks on approvingly. .
Tbe Albany Evening Journal publish
es the names of forty-three Germans who
have been driven from tbe Democratic
party in the town of Bethlehem, by tbe
attempts to lose wun tne sen
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j. ir.ai 14 ir
STEPHEN'S VISIT TO HIS MOTHER.
r3 r c ' - ' '
, ,-, .Tcrt '. iwaJssart litre J" - I 1 .
An wo slant there art we almost there!
Aaktd tho filial Start, a tht cart rnDod a;
Art wo ntarinf tha spot where my tnotbtt fair
And ho talked ofiht; dam, white he thoijfit of the pUct
Aad tho porer bo had ttrieea to loat; to attata:
Thsath a alraiftr mifbt (ttaa, frara his sorrowful faeo,
Tbat (omt fear for tbt dear oat was firing bint pain.
It V' I "
With a lonf leg to look on tha rnide of Ma ronlh.
From tbt Manhattan town ha had horritdlj come;
Bnt hit comtt'liko coarse was fast prorinf tbt tralb.
That "the lonftit war ronnJ it the rarest war boma"'
Throng b the old Yankee Stales at New Haree a fair,
, At Hartford, and Boston, and ','all along shore"
He had anxionslj aiked. "Are we almost there!"
Bat tha popslaca asswtrtd him: "Oae speech more!"
And tha people's wish eosld not he gainsajtd,
Thoogh his tboagbts were of borne aad a "partem dear'
So at erery Junttiom was Stephen bettered,"
And "my gnr reat par rinciple" hailed v. ith a cheer!
At tha homo of hie ronth, with the "Greeo Mountain
Ue had hoped that ibis "phetllnks" might matt with
Dot, 'mid thoughts of his boyhood. Its tears and its jojs,
Ha chance to Aanui did lb people neglect! '
' ' - .
Tending southward spin, (o old Concord bo hies.
Aad this tiso to weep br a relatlrt's grare
Feeling safe on the spot where a hnritd hope lite-
Bat from "lore of tho people," bo such rare conld tart'
At Manchester, Nashna, aad Prorideaet, still
Ho ! seeking his Ma, and again it waylaid;
And at old Bock j Point, after tating hit fin
Of iaecloni baked clams, ha again la "betrajed!"
Then awsr dowa to Newport he goes to recruit.
Dropping mother and friends, its amnsementa to share:
Yet, when sailfng a war, as Its scenes fail to salt.
Ho will anxiomlj ask: "Art wo almost there!"
Ah' Stephen, mr boy, there Is coming a dar.
When an old Uncoln flat boat roar parte shall bear
Up tbe River Saline! then, sighing, joall saj:
tve art almost there; we are almost there!
i Arraignment of Douglas.
The following arraignment of Mr.
Douglas made on behalf of working men,
was published on the first of May, 1856,
in the specimen number of "The Iron
Platform." The Senator's course since
that time has .only served to make it more
appropriate: , ,-alr . ...
BON. STEI'UBN A. POCOLAS. i
One of the most painful instances on
record of the extremes to which motives
of personal ambition will lead a man
hawing power, and determined to -use it,
is that afforded by tha distinguished Sen.
ator whose name we thus introduce. Bnt
he has made a fatal error. The - party
which owes its success to the working
men of the United States, under a solemn
pledge that there should be no more 'agi
tation of tbe slavery question, .and which
was as solemnly bonud to protect and to
promote tbe rights and interests of labor,
has proved false to its trust, and even
now, when the appeals of the suffering
interests of the country go np into its ears,
turn away deaf to its complaints, and is
spending all its power and resources to
place the labor and capital ot tbo Unitcii
States still more under the bondage of
foreign capitalists. Mr. Douglas is not
only largely responsible for this, but be
now tauntingly says to tbe workingmen
of the North, "We will subdue you 1"
But we say to the distinguished Sena
tor You have broken your pledge !
Yon have betrayed ns into slavery to
the laws of trade 1
You have broken down the ramparts
of freedom, reared by the illlustrious men
of thVlast generation !
Yon have been deaf the to cries of the
widow and the orphan 1
Yon have refused to hear the appeals
of the workingmen, who sre becoming
poorer ana poorer every year, woiio ior-
eign capital is building its palaces and
delnging Europe in blood r at 'our ex
You have used democracy only as
a cloak for oppression 1
And the workingmen of-the Union.
North and South, will bnild their Iron
Platform over your; political grave, over
which no 'Rtsurgam" shall be written
. aa t
till tne end oi time z . '
"Re ttiH. 8tephen A. Douglas ! Let!
that storm-fossed soul of thine have rest 1
Baatill a season. Senator I 'Let tbe stri
ving, aching passion ofasabitioa, -which
leads thee to trespass -against humanity,
be calm I Turn back to tbe, days wnen
thy yonhg feet trod tbe green hills that
were rterer ;tfbdderVby a slave, r and" re-
tniiMDar tha time wnea the 'songs ana
horxvi of freedom were thine 1 When,
like young nazaei,
thou wonldst have
ssid to the prophet "Is t
dog.'inat'he'should do this
"Is thy servant a
and "sin against woa v
A.DEHOCBATIC QCXSHOS A5D ASSWXB.
While addressing a. crowded Uougiaa
meeting at tbe" North Endfon 'Thursday
night, t3eorge'8ennotl. Esq., was rudely
interrupted-by aBreckiBridge maB.ras,
follows : - ; '" -ps-i ."
."Ain't you an Abolitionist? --Didn t
you go down toTirginia to defend, John
Brown r' c' " J - " . !
-Mr. B.Ypromptiy and" with' empBasts;
"Am Xa thiefcansaul defended ye
from a charge of larceny, and kept yon
from the HousVof, Correction, where lyon
t..r i.w .--'- - ' "
This keen 'and'enthng retort immedi-
.teJrrt.row'a-r.t'rlnwn tha hoUM in B TOSr
of applause, and I tbe'Speaket -proceeded
m his argument -without, aay, dinger of
further interruptipns jrom)nw.iniluil.se,
opponents. 2Toion 7Vacripfc v
,Lonise Karr, the mother of the cele
brated author, Alpbonse Karr. died Sep
tember 6tb. in Cannes; aged 82 years.
Political Launinator Old Back in a
A'Xew School for Political Rollers, just
opened at the White Rouse,, Washing
ton, V. C, by James Buchanan, Rache
lor oj Arts. .
- The Prineipir of' this
well known to the country. He is a bol
ter by.profession. He was a Federalist
up to '24; bolted into the Democratic
party in '28; bolted out of the Democrat
ic party in '33, follpwing John O, Rive
in opposition to Gen. Jackson's financial
policy ; bolted back again in '38; was a
candidate for President in '30, '44, '48,
and 'o2, and '56 was fairly elected Preai
dent of the United States. In '58 he
bolted again and went off for Jeff Davit,
Barnwell Rhett, and other Southern fire
eaters ; and undertook to take the Dem
ocratic party along with him by force of
the federal palronage lie failed, and
has since opened a school to teach the
theory of a profession, which by his ex
treme age (being in fact, 84 years old
instead of 69 as, claimed by him) he is
no longer able to practice.
NAMBS OF THR. FACULTY.
John C. Rrechinridge, Prof, of "Inex
W. L. Yancey, Demonstrator of "Pre
Joseph Lane, Teacher of "Polite Lit
erature and Belles Lettres."
The first lecture of the present eourse
has already been delivered by the Presi
dent of the institution, five hundred thou
sand copies of which have been printed
and circulated for the benefit of Prof.
Breckinridge. Subject : "The Conven
tion System and The Two Thirds Rule."
His next lecture will bet devoted to ex
plaining how ninety five loiters can with
draw and break up a regular convention
of three hundred and three delegates," ma
king the unanimous nominee of over two
thirds the whole .number of del gates an
The third lecture in. the course w.ll.be
' Pbof. BuscKinnrooE,
Wherein he will demonstrate by bis
new patent process of reasoning, called,
'Inexorable Logic," that si minority can
rule, a majority, provided Baid minority
has tho President of tbe Convention witb
Tho'fonrth lecture will be given by
Prop. Yahcxt. '
SuBJscT. "Cotton is King." Mr.
Ydnccy has no equal in his line. He
makes clear as mud the fact that Cotton,
as an article of common consumption,
makes the Almighty Dollar the world
over, and that the Almighty Dollar the
world over commtnds mtn Ergo, Cot-'
ton is King. But to secure its right to
mlo he will demonstrate the necessity of
"precipitating the Cotton States into a
revolution" by means of bolting the reg
ular nomination of the party and electing
Lincoln, a Black'Repulican Ruler under
whom "King Cotton" cannot stoop to
stay in the Union.
Will give his particular attention to
the orthographical department, and show
bow'God can be spelled with a little g,
and look jdst as well as a big G.
The terms of -.admission may be learn
ed by application, to the Treasurer, Mr.
Isaac V. Fowler, .who is just now absent
from the country for his health.
All nnder the direction of the Super
intendent.' ' Address J. B., A. B.,
.Washington, D. O. Cleveland Plain
Certainty ,axp .UncEnTAnrrr. The
Republican is the only party tha't has
any chance or hope of electing its candi
date forlPresident by the popular vote.
Tbe .Republican is tbe only psrty which
docs not seek to disorganize the Govern
ment, and.keep the country all winter in
a' turmoil, by. throwing the election Into
the Honse"of Representatives. r c
The Republican is tbe "only party which
has a distinct platform, understood add
upheld in precisely the same. sense,- ia all
sections of the Union.. . - -
"The1 Republican is the only party
which has not made 'bargains and 'coali
tions' to cheats the people witbrTdonbla
faced tickets, and-electors representing
rlimetricallv. opposite principles. ,
TbeRepublicsn is the. only party whosrt
electors are conaiu u y w . w-"-.-date
under any and all circumstance.
The Republican is tbe only party that
tolerates bo" disunionists in its,, ranks,
North or South, and all of whose mem-
'beni" promise' implicit deference; to- tbe
will ot tne majority, coiminmoaauj
preased. J " a .r .r ' r; -"
In short, the Republican party is the
only'one that 'takes a'strsightfbrwsrd
course 'in this can'ysssj tbat does not seek
to cheat, to deceive, or 'to intimidate the
people. Y Those who vote its ticket know
precisely who ajsd.what .they are voting
for, and there is jio, other in the field,, of
which .the 'same can ,be ssid. Albany
Evening Journal, , '
CoaOToT)owN.-"-Tne Constitution eon
.itrWtaat tbe ejection of Lincoln would
not dissolve the Union, bat might excite
to sn nnpreoedented degree tbe apprehen
sions 'and indignation of tbe South.
The Valparaiso (Indiana) Republican
says tbat .55 foreigners took out their
"free papers in mat pisce,- a icw ue
ago, and that 51 of them 'will vote ot
$2.00 FER AX!".UI!. IN ADVANCE.
WHOLE NUMBEJR, 172.
THE C0MD3O JCAJf ;
u r . I , . r rr
When first Calheon (bo doctrine girt.
That slareTr leads' th raa T. 3
WUre'etha tuiate aad stars raa ware.
Where was the' coming mant' v
.... ' ., . 3 -" . f . "0 J to 4
When yplonaarert, great tad wise.
Fired the" onrtetutg air -! '-A.
IVith shontiag gnaHi eoapronllse';
The coming man waa where!
When "rntblest Jiendi" the raalract tore,
And slarery ororran '
The sol I to freedom vowed, before, "JJ ,1
Ubere was the cornier man?
Corropllun ttaUia tho halls of Slate. .
Jntttceia'cnderhin;'-' " '
Impatlentlj tho people wait nen-eaa
Where fa the coejlng mtn 1 t ijrt
"Put thy own shooUcr to tbt wheel."" r '"'
Tie ancient adage ran; ' eei rrtt
Faith without works, spasmodic teal, .h r re
firing net tbt coming man. . s PnlM.
lis comes Joj I rtfhtfns orrf a!!,' '5 'wo
As, from bis prairle.home,'. fit cr iti
Reiponslrt to tha People's call,
Tbt coming man la cornel , ..
Peter' Bugg". ,: f
There is an old New England 'story of' '
one Peter Rugg, who, at some period of'
his career, had sold himself to the devil
at the price or the promise of 'enormous
wealth. Whether the money was ever"
received we do not remember ; but ever
since Peter Rugg has been driving through'.1
the rural districts of 'New Englsnd.' in"-
an open gig, with his little daughter shiy'"
ering beside him, always driving a'-black-""
horse of remarkable swiftness, inquiring
the way to the 'nearest town, always in'
pursuit of somebody he could" not find;'
andal ways pursued by a stupendous thun
der storm ."which breaks upon theheads
of the devoted travelers before they are''
out of sight. , -
Judge Douglas ii the PeteVRogg of
politics. Far be it from Ha'to" insinuate4
that he has sold himself to'the Evil 'One" '
at any price, but, like Peter Rugg be' is1 "
hurryjng all over the country '(as if the
devil were after him, turning up always-"
in the merit nnexpectedplaces-seeking
everywhere for hisraatjcrnal relative,,,,
whomhe cannot find"; never able t6stup,
long enoagu io ao anyming out tQ mala
"a few hurried remarks" upon the'7pfos-1
pect of stormy weather rolling np behind i
him, and in which he ia sure to get such
a drenching as. never, was ; - and alwaya
oy ois siaesiu me cneennt airs, xoug
las, who, like Peter Rngg's daughter,"14
turns a bland and smiling face to the anx
ious crowd.' Only a. day or! two ago the'"
Judge was here, assisting in helping out
the cold victuals to the hungry crowd at
Jones' Wood. "To-day we hear.orhfm
at Elmira, with his 'faithful companion
by his side, stopping an hour or two"" to''
institnto inquiries as to the. nearest: way -
to his anxious parent, "baking jii head'X
portentously at,lho black cloail he is try-,
ing to escape, and sure to depart preoentV
ly on hi- fruit Ins seircli in that direction'
where he is least likely to-be imce&uM,'"
to tnrn up anew in some unexpected-
quarter, and to indulge again- in fswrcj
remarks upon tbe political weather.
We are fearfnl that he will neve'rMcoms '
in or out of the rain; and that' he will '
never find his mother. ' ' r
Tradition says that one frightful night j
of thunder and lightning and storm, the
good people of a 'quiet, neighborhood in t
Boston wero" awakened by terrible"
screams of agony, and those who dared' '
to look out of doors saw the devil drag.-j
ging off poor Peter Rugg by; a golden
tooth. which he had given him, n Perhaps
at no ve'ry'distant'day the Judge will dis
appear with one prolonged and agonizing;
howl over 8qu attar Sovereignty, the po's
session of which, bo. once ? hoped t woold
give him all that his ambition ever Ipcg.-
cd for. If. T. Tribune. " . , ?
Coitiso Over bt Hd-tprebs." Fosfour
bargain) and sale, miserable trades, "and
cash transactions, are doing tLtsir 'perfect 3
work ofopening the.eyes of eIecton,svd:'
sending them by hundreds into the, LiQn
coin ranks. The following changes"- ,
masse meet'orireyes infto-day'scBiSBg
es: "-'-rlZ i-- -z"Ct.T-Z"Js
In KeeMviHeEtoex.'couBty, two arjjk
dred. andeight Americana publkb a BeaaVjf,
ifesto, coming out for Lincoln, and eatery
ing a manly protest "against the Brooks'
Csgger'fariorr; c" r ' "-"' ' --
In BetUehenv Albany Coonty, fortjrT -three
German Democrats give is beW'i
adhesion to Lincoln. oeTftbdrsigBarei..t
fIn this city, tbe process of JcbsMS)'
amounts to a revolution, especially in the
German- wards. Tbe eomrtaat seessio-U
amounting to scores' daily, to-tU Was-ii".
Awake organization, now - come almost-,
entirely irom theDemociatic ranks. .The
Utitern; the bat and 'the caps am me
the evidences 'ortbe new "snd livi"rjffBrtb.w
Bufalo (N.rYi) CemmtrdtUvAdttr
User. .r tr: 9r 'a
Sbwabo os -Laccut. Aeeereio
think Ir. 8ewafd aajBdffsiwStaiipjx.
ter of AbrabamXincoltiwill fiadsotM
thing of interest in the1 follow'iag'eliTraci a
from' Mr. Seward's eprlsa Detroit
r To-day tie younm -of aha.UnitkwI a
States are for tbe,avt time etie sideotjf
freedom 'agaiBst, slavery.. .E (Great a.
plsuse." Go on then aad do your work.
Putbis jgreai cause into' tbe keeping1 "of-
your grest; bM6jmoilfitiim.tAtoulT'
hamLineola. - A yoteerr'Tlfe Javl sptea-.L
sible conflict." Believe tneiiBserewhsB.
I say that if-it had devolved Se sieto
select from' all & tlwUaked Bwasm
amsm w,wnom:iLauam jcvwammmuwtmmr.il
dard of this cause which is tbe,oWsctB
for which I have lived 'andiorTuca I .
would be willing to d'e&muoaloa
be Abraham Lincoln." 'GwSa'stHw-l
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