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ition, as much so ai whig, democratic, or colonisation
ground. And furthermore, wo believe that if we could in
nocently t wear to support it, our mingling io the strife of
the political arena, instead of giving us increased str englh
would greatly weaken, if it did not eventually destroy our
moral power) so that we are compelled to regard the bal
lot-box un&er pretcnt circumstances as a sinful agency, and
under all pontile cireumttancc a inefficient fur the promo
tion of a moral enterprise.
Ifthe advoctes of Liberty party are right, ve aregriev
ously in the wrong, if we are right, oh! how fearfully have
tf.ejr erred. It behooves us all then as good and true men
to inquire whether Liberty party or Disunionists occupy
the true ground; we are ready for discussion, we court in
vestigation. Though we may be called upon to make great
sacrifices fur the Might and True, lot us prove by our ac
tions that though we love nut Cesar Jest, we love Rome
"THE PEOPLE ARE NOT PREPARED FOR
friend, you your true, stead
of being a reason why you should refrain from
preaching it, is one of l be best reasons why you should
preach it, and preach it continually, so that the people by
having line upon line and precept upon precept, here a
little and there a little, may become prepared for its prac
Jesus came not to call the righteous, but sinners to re
pentance: and all who liojie lo be successful reformers must
preach as Jesus did, not to the whole, who have no need
ol a physician, but to those who are so sick , that they "are
not prepared" for the doctrines of truth. The Temper
- ance lecturer preaches to the gutter drunkards, who, in
common parlance, "are not prepared" for their cold wa
ter doctrines. The advocate of Peace goes to those who
are clothed with the spirit of war, who "are not prepared"
to adopt his non-resistance principle; while the Anti-slavery
agitation blows his bugle blast in the ears of a pro-
slavery church and a elaveholding government; all of
them acting upon the common sense principle of applying
the remedy to the spot where the disease is seated, and we
consider those who are least prepared, as the world calls
it, fur the reception of thorough-going, ultra-radical, anti
slawry doctrine, the very ones who most need that it
should be poured out upon them in true gospel measure,
without stint and with a willing hand.
n uev. uiuic-interpreter 01 , .said a
few smbbath ago in one of his ghostly sermons that the
fires which have so recently broken out so numerously
in various parts of the country, were the results of the infi
delity which is abroad in the land under the guise of phi
lanthropy and reform; that these infidel, though professed
ly reform movements, were utterly subversive of all order
and harmony in society; that outbreaks and anarchy and
lawlessness would follow in thoir train, and that if they
were permitted to go on, the bloody deeds of the French
revolution would be re-enacted.
This is a specimen of the priestly arrogance so prevalent
in the land. He charges the fires, and outbreaks, and dis
order in community to the infidelity under the guise of re-
form. I would hurl back the charge, and fasten it where
it belongs, to the church infidelity, which justifies the bur
ning of towns and cities, the plundering and slaughtering
of their inhabitants when djiia according to law and religi
on, when legalized and sanctified. It is this church iryi
dclity which is causing confusion and disorder, and which
is driving its ploughshare into the great heart of humani
ty, and spreading desolation and anguish, vt ailing and sor
row in every border of the land. It is practical infidelity
to all that is humane and beautiful, for while it professes to
follow the Prince of Peace, to preach "glad tidings to the
captive, to open the prison doors, to plead for the poor and
needy, and to promote paico on earth and jcod will to
men," it at the same time makes Christ the Prince of war,
pours out violence and vengeance, drives the engines of
destruction ondjstaugliterover the world.and is now suppor
ting a system which is crushing beneath its iron heels near
three mil lions cf our countrymen a system which is eat
ingout their sous as with the fires of hell, blotting out
their manhood strewing thorns of anguish and torment in
every path which they tread, making their whole lives a
lingering death. This is only a slight portion of what this
religion practical infidelity) is doing. It professes one
thing and practices another. It is the greatest enemy to
the human race. Being clothed as an angel of light, hav
ing on its sacerdotal robes, looking serious and long-faced,
w ith a solemn voice and a studied manner, it goes to its
temples with steeples pointing to tho skies, and there
makes long prayers, and preaches theological mysteries
while its practices are "earthly, sensual, and devilish,"
equal in diabolism to any heathenism on the face of the
earth, except that this religion possesses more refinement
ofviolence and iniquity. .
Ifthe scenes of the French revolution are to bcre-enac-ted,
it will not be owing to that which this divine culls infi
delity, but to the same causes which gave rise to that rev
olution, which was, "the people were goaded to madness
by the intolerable oppressions of the kinghood and priest
hood." It was the natural result of cause and effect. Be
ing oppressed beyond endurance, they seized the sword
and demanded their rights. The war-god brandished his
bloody battle-axe, and violence stalked abroad at noonday
nnd blood flowed down the streets of Pat is. I lad this been
done legally 'by the powers that be" it then had been
all right. But as the people rose to defend their rights then
it is charged by these war-making religionists to the infi
delity of France, They do not reflect thut the sanction of
the law cannot make war or slavery any nearer right than
if nothing but hell sanctioned them.
This divine also said that "infidelity is deep-Beated in
the land," a fact which I was glad to hear, if what he says
be infidelsty. Pure Christianity is hit infidelity. Hit
Christianity is in favor of slavery, violence, war, neck
breaking, monopoly, &c , and is therefore totally opposed
to the principles taught by Jesus of Nazareth. That which
be calls infidelity advocates peace and purity, liberty and
equality, and is therefore opposed to violence and oppres
sion under the aanctii of the law, or in the name of relig
ion. The best thiag that these iavrenda can can do at the
approaeh of reform it to sW,k frito tho "coward's castle,"
(the pulpit) and cry out "Infidel, Infidel." There they
bid defiance to any one to Question what they say. Or if
any one dare do so he is seized by pinxu hands and drapged
out. They cannot stand the light of free discussion. They
fear their robes of dkwity and sanctity will bo torn ofTand
reveal to oil the people their vileness and hidoousness
hence they cry. "Put out tho light, Put out the light."
"Humanity shrinks fur dclivorance from such vultures and
cormorants." T. -
"COME AND LET US REASON TOGETHER."
Someone has said that he who will not reason is a big
ot, he who dares not is a slave, and he who cannot is a fool.
The man who is conscious he his truth on his side fears
not investigation, but he whoso deeds are evil dreads.
No wonder that the pick pocket with the stolen purse in
his possession protests against being searched; no wonder
that the plunderer joins in theory of stop the thief, hop
ing thereby to divert the attention of the people from him
self, and fix their suspicions upon an innocent man; no
wonacr that tho clergy and the politician when they find
their iniquity about to be exposed, raise the mad dog cry
of "infidel" and "traitor" against those who dare to
speak the truth of their conduct- all are actuated by tho
same motive te f preservation, for it is as true now as in
the days when the farmcr.-.poet of Scotland- wrote,
"That nane ever fear that the truth should be tauld,
But they wham the truth wad indite."
Reader, are you a bigot, a slave, or a fool? it is be to hop
ed that you are neither, but that you will freely exercise
the intellect which God gave you, and do with your fel
lows as he invited you to do with him when ho said, "Come
let us reason together."
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.uougujou ...ay cun.nicr our garo ruu.er m,ket
and our style somewhat homely, yet we come before you
with no humble pretensions. Our mission is a great and
glorious one. It is to "Preach deliverance to the captive.
and the opening of the prison door to them that are
bound," to hasten in the day when "Liberty shall be pro
claimed throughout all the land, unto all the inhabitants
thereof." Though in view of the magnitude of this en
terprise, we feel that the intellect and power of an an
gel would be but. as a drop in the ocean of Truth, by
which the vilest system of oppression the sun ever shone
upon is to be swept away, yet knowing as we do thut our
influence is cast with justice and Humanity, with Truth
and the God of Truth, our pretensions ate far from 'hum
ble, though our talents may be justly so considered.
He who professes to plead for man degraded and imbru
ted, and to strive fur the elevation of the crushed million
of his race; he who professes to labor fur the restoration
of manhood to man, and for the recognition of his divine
nature, makes no humble pretensions.
It is true our Bugle blast may not fall upon your cars
with all the sweetness and softness which so well becomes
the orchestra of an Italian or French opera company, but
we intend that it shall give no uncertain Bound, and God
aiding us, we will blow a blast that shall be clear'and
startling as a bunting horn or battle charge, and we trust
that its peals shall play around the hill tops, and shall roll
over the plains and down the vallies of our State, until
from the waters of the Ohio, to those of the mighty lakes,
from Pennsylvania on the East to Indiana on the West,
the land shall echo and re-echo to the soul stirring cry of
"No UNION WITH SLAVEHOLDERS.1
The Rev. Mr. Errett on Sunday last preached a ser
mon in New-Lisbon, denouncing the Abolitionists as
infidels, and) warning the people against going lo hear
them. Mr. Errett, we believe, is a member and min
isierofthe Disciple or Campbellite church; he also
hag a brother, editor of the Washington Patriot (Wash
ington, Pa,) who was a member of the same sect, but
found it so infidel to the first principles of Christiani
ty that he lias withdrawn from it, and in an editorial
article which is too long to transfer to our columns,
gives his reasons fur so doing. The concluding para
graph is as follows :
''For thirteen years have we beon connected
with the body of Disciples, and have spent many liap-1.
py hours in their cominuniun. But this silent acqui
escence in the heresies of the Harbinger, on the sub
ject of slavery, and their unwillingness to take even
the first step in opposition to the monster wrong of the
country, has brought us to the determination, long
cherished, to withdrawfroin all connection svilli such
n body. We cannot resist the command to 'come out.'
Hereafter we will hold communion with no church
that in iny way tolerates slavery or slaveholders, and
does not go lo the farthest limit in opposing the 'mer
chandise iu slaves and souls of men.' "
CHURCH AND THE CLERGY.
are to car past. are
ever looking back; talking about how good somebody
else has been; but never think of practicing the good
they pretend so much lo admire in others, or of pro
greasing onward tn s. -mottling better. They have ev
er been the most virulent npposors of reform. Reform
with them is itifi ieltty. To transcend the past is lu
muicistn. To seek the overthrow of great systems ol
wrong is innovation, or rather dis irgnmztiion. They
have no time to lake care of Ihu interes's of hunriani
ty to labor as benefactors tf the race. They have
enough to do lo tnko care of thottiselves and maintain
thoir position. They cry "Peace, peace, whan there
is no peace." The purity of the church they are not
concerned al)out,s-j Ms peace be not disturbod. Alas,
what kind or peace is that which fuels continual dis
trust that their institutions will he overthrown? That
they will not withstand the "fire of thought" or in
vestigation of their principles? Where is their couti
deuce in Tiuth? What! destroy the church, if il is'
rounded in Truilit Storms and ton. peals iho com
bined powers of earth -"tho gales of hell shall not
prevail" against the true Church.
If the churches cannot exist except by being cemen
ted by the blood of three millions of slaves, -if ibey
cannot stand only by bi ing protected by il.e bloody en
ginery of war if thaius and h:ps and lliuinl sccwi
ifesmmns and bomb shells and nut eg arc ilieir iu
strumeiilf, Ihorr sins, for thoir fuie. Thoir doom is
-ealrd. Trtilh is mightier limn all these iirgh i"r
than armies and nil weapons of war. And its course
is "onward like rivers to the sea." Nothing shi.ll stay
its final triumph. Then blustd ere the institution
hat ran endure il searching power. "Biesscd are
the Pcace-mnkprs for they shall hccnlkd the children
oGodi" Blisscd ore Freedom's advacatrs, fur they
shall be led by the soil flawing rivers, and through
the green pasture,
" Where purer streams through happier vallies flow,
Aud sweeter flowers on holier mountains blow."
But cursed are ihelVar-moki r, for they are not the
liihlron of Love. .-Cursed nre slavery's advocatesfur
they tow the vt ind, and are reaping H.e whirl wind.
The church and clotgy have nothing to fprtr from
fpfnr siers imhe firm ol violence or bloodshed. These
wo repudiate. Therefore if there are iimbe and riot,
or war's nod fightings engendered and carried on, it
must be done by the church and priesthood. They
must llo their own fighting, aud get up their own
A SAD THOUGHT.
There are about thirty thousand clergymen in the
United States. Out of that number there probably are
not over fifty, at nil t ventfj" i ot rrM il i n ore lu.n
dred, who .'peak out ogninst tho popular sins of the
day, such as slavery, war, legal net-k-brt eking, &c
I hey are engaged in theological hair-splitting dab
bling iu metupliVHiral subtleties and abstractions. Ha
vingso much divinity about them, they have but litiln
humanity therefore ilie sIhvo is left to perish. Th
wails of millions are ascending nirhl and day, implo
ring for "help," but the solemn iiricsthood hear if.cn
THE GOOD SAMARITAN.
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acting the part of the "Good Samaratiul" Yes, and
as it was in the days of old so is it now, the Piieste
and Pharisees 'pass by on the other side' leaving
'hem-to pine on. They "visit them not." The
Church holds the keys of these prisons, r,s she also
dos the keys ofsluverv's bloody dungeons, but she re
fuses to open the doors aud to "let tho oppressed go
free T .
It is like a two edged sword. It can no more be
spoken plainly and faitnfully in times of error and
wickedness, without prnducing agitation, than can l lie
furious hurricane sweep over the ocean without infl.
ling or sfitating the waters. This has been verified
in all nges of the world. Mrs. Child say?, "this agi
tation is the thunder and lightening that is necessiry
to purify the moral atmosphere." Thero is true phi
losophy in the thought. T.
apt are people to overlook those magnificent
rrimt committed in high -place.", while they zealous
ly edrocate the punishment of petty crimes cotniniu d
hy Ihs friendless and homeless. "They will fellowship
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auu emulate vice wuen cioiuea in roue, out suriiiK
from il with holy horor when clonthed in rags. Gild
ed viilany is honored, while ragged villiany is impris
oned or hung. '
If I man steal. i loaf of bread for his starving babes,
lie is arrested and sent to prison; while he who
steaha man, end robs a wife of her husband, and a
childofits father, walks abroad in pomp and spleu
doiir,ie admitted to the pulpits, is called a gentleman
and s Christian is elected lo Congress is even
made President of tho United Siatus, and is crowned
with he honors and opplause of the world! T.
Some of the papers in this place are perfectly rabid
against our Eastern friends, and the doctrines which
they idvocate, though we presume they regard their
visit lere as quite a god-send. Politics huve been
rathe' below par for some months, there has been no
view of loel or general elections, no "Enthusiastic
meeting" to report, no "whig victor" or ' Democrat
ic triimph" lo proclaim, so meagre has bsen their
diet, liaU they have not even bad so much as "a
whig forgery !" or "democratic lie!" to feed upon.
and tc consequence has been that they were ready
to seee anything upon which lo sitisfy the craving
of their appetite, and even to chuckle over the pns
session of a "grasshopper roasted whole," for when
(hey tome to sifl thoir charges against abolitionism
they will bad them reduced to something perhaps less
W do not expect a Billingsgate fi-mnrmnn to use
decern language, and it would bo as unreasonable to
look for courteous or decent treatment from those po
litical pipers which have been accustomed to resort
to the Billingsgate vocabulary when abusing each
iher. , But we have not room to givo them much
pnr.e at present. The following paragraph is quite
fatorable specimen of the decency exhibited by
,lm Western Palladium: "'
Mobe Fanaticism. Jme Eliiibeth Hitchork
md Benjimin S.Junes dolivered themselves, in (his
place, on last Monday evening, of speeches, abusing
n the most unmeastirod terms, iho American Church
-s. Miss Hitchcock in point of talent will not Co.n
;te wuh Abby Kelly; and as fur modesty sho is a
-.hinder upon her sex. Wo have now Miss Kelly end
lerman Friday, and Miss Hitchcock and her man
foues, traversing this Slate endeavoring to poison
iho minds of the people on the subject of abolition.
Their tfTurts will be ineffectual; for, fortunately, they
carry the antidote with them. Go and bear them,
ind, our word for it, you will bo completely and for
ever cured of the kind of abolition advocated by them.
Tub Slaver Spitfire. The trial of Caotain Flowerv.
for being concerned in the slave trade, has terminated in a
verdict of guilty the prisoner being recommended to the
mercy of the Court.
We find the foregoing anneunccment in a Philadelphia
paper, and if we may use the yankee privilege of gurmn-,
we euess that Captain Flowery will be pardoned. It
would indeed be a strange thing for pirates on the Jimeri
tail coast, to war against pirates on the dfrlean cokst
Let us be consistent anJ go for union as well ss honor
among thieves. Wo would itijgcet to James K. Polk,
that instead of hanging Captain Flowery by the neck un
til he is dead, dpad, DEAD! that bo reprimand him be
fore thf! assembled Congress, show him the iniquity of his
acts, advise him to confine his future depredations to the
coast of America, and then appoint him chief-overseer and
slave-driver extraordinary upon his Excellency's Tennes
Will be held at the followinc ii'acr-s In ha i ttfnrtf.il h Ah.
by Kolly, G. H. Stebbins, and Benjimin S. Jones.
v arren ou tlie JOtli June, at 2 P. M. and the 1st una si
Jefferson, July 3rd, at 3 P. II and the 4th and 5th of
At Marlborough, a grand Jubilee, August 1st, to contin
ue two or three days.
O-Owing to the crowded state of our columns, several
communications ire unavoidably postponed, and several
tilings left unnoticed which will receive attention in our
07-Rcport esysthatCassiuaM. Clay has had a duel
with .Mr. Wickliffe, and that tho Jattcr was wounded.
Trust Cassius M. Clay will see that there is something
higher and mightier than pistols and bowie knifes. "Let
conquorers boast their fields of fame. He who stands up
in the dignity of his manhood, having on the armor of
Truth, and goes forth relying upon moral power for the
defeat of his enemies, is "the best, bravest conqueror of
PUT THIS AND THAT TOGETHER.
"To the perpetuation of slavery on the earth, in
any form, we should tin sorry to cintribute, cither di.
renly nr indirectly. While we regard it as eutirelu
defensible on the moral and religious principles of
the Goiprl, we ttill look on il as an ceil of great
magnitude, which wo cannot but hops, will soonor or
I. it r I e banished from the earth." Biblical Recorder.
"S-'hould the Pii.sthood succeed in convincing tha
wuld that slavery is the doctiino of tho New Testa
ment, then will ii fiJelity become tho true religion cf
ininkind end not till then.''--Ca!sius M. Clay.
THIS TO YOU.
We have issued this number of tho Bugle under
nmcwhot unfavoiahle circumstances; our paper is in
ferior to what we intend to use in future, and we de
sign lo get new type, so that tho next number will bo
a faiicr specimen. It will lake from 2 lo 4 weeks to
make the necessary arrangements, and uniil these are
completed no other number will bo issued; in Ilia
meanwhile, will our friends exert themselves to pro
cure fur us a large number of subscribers, and send
without delay the names and money to Jesse Garret
eon, New Lisbon. Columbiana county, Ohio. We send
this numbe of the papor to you, with Iho expectation
that you will do all that you can to swell the list of
our subscribers. Remember, you are to do the work.
Dont leave it to your neighbor. See advertisement
at tho bead of the paper for terms, etc. '
Will our friends boar in mind that after the 1st of
July postmasters are not at liberty to transmit to u
1 lie names and money of subscribers free of postage,
hut may before that time. Send in your names and
payments then previous to tho 1st, aud by so doing
save the postage.
CONVENTIONS IN OHIO.
Are now being held by Abby Kelley, J. Elitnbeih
Hitchcock, Benjamin S. Junes, nnd Giles B, Sieliliiim.
They have already hnd some glorious meetings. Tho
annual meeting was held in this pUco,and was atten
ded by Abby Kelly and G. B. Slcl.biis, who have pro
duced ureal sensation in the prosl.vury camp. Gieat
good bus been done if agitation and threats of violencu
be a true indication. The mental elements havo been
Inshed about like an ocean in a storm . In another
place will bo found a notice of l!ic appointments so
far as made. Othrrs will be announced as soon as
determined upon. There will he general conventions
at Jrll'er.-ioii on the 3d and 4(h of Juiy,comiiiencinr at
2 o'clock, P. M., and at Marlborough August 1st nnd
2d, at 10 o'clock, A.M. T.
03-Dont fail to read the article on the first page by
Adiu Ballon on the "Superioriiy of Moral over Polit
ical Power." Il is on admirable and argumentative
document, and worthy a careful perusal.
Tho wie man examines before he judges
Tho fool judges before he examines.
Present well-doing is tho best possible preparation
far Iho future.
J-ESSE GARRETSON Tias received, and has
now for sale at his store in Naw Lisbon, the fol
io wing publications, which thogj who are desirous of
possessing had belter call and procure:
The Constitution, a proslavery compact, or selection
from the Mad'uon papers,
A work which should be in the bands of every one
who wishes t know what is the character of tho
U. S. constitution, and tho design of those who framed
it. Piice, 25 rents.
Can Abolitionists vote or tal;e ojjice under the consti
tution, This pamphlet is from the pen of Wendell Phillips,
of Boston, aud answers many of the objections urged
against the no voting theory. Price, 12s cents.
The Drotherh. od of Thieves, or a true picture of
the American Churches and Clergy,
A datk and loathsome but true picture. Puce 12i cts.
Comc.outerism, or the duty of secession from a cor
Containing arguments unauswesitble. Price, 8 cents.
Voices of the True Hearted,
Frem Nol to 0 inclusive, a beautiful and chenp pe
riodical dovolen to-the general cause of reform.