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" I love agitation when there ia causo for it
the alarm bnll which startles tho inhabi
tants of a city, saves them from belnjj burn
rd in their beds." Edmund Burke.
0r"Siihscrihors, Correspondents, and Ex
changes will tike notice that our Publication
office ia removed from -Veto Litlxm, to Sa
lem, Columbiana Co., r.n 1 that James Bar
nahy, Jr., of that place has been appointed
General Agent for our paper.
Ve were disappointed In not obt aining the
Friend's Meeting home for our convention
during the time the Yearly meeting was not
In session. We had hoped they would cheer
fully grant it, as they profess to be an anti
alavory society, and very many of its mem
bers we know to he abolitionists. We there
fore proposed holding our meetings at the
hours, of 3 and 7 p. nt. so as not to intcrfor.!
trith their sittings, hut they refused us tho
house, so we Wero obliged to forego tho ev
ening meeting, and hold but one session a
day, or else meet in tho forenoon; we chose
the latter. A stand was erected in one of
the public streets, and all necessary provision
made for the accommodation of a largo audi
ence. The first session was mainly occupied in
howiug the inconsistency of Friends, and
their pro-slavery character as a society. It
was defended, not by any of its members, but
by tho Rev. Mr. Ambler, a Methodist Epis
copal minister, one of these hireling priests,
against whoso craft tho Quakers so strongly
and pointedly testify, and who himself well
(tamed at Paris, the title of Reverend Mobo
rrat. ' We wish the society joy at having
titcA an advocate, and hopo that occurrences
Hike this, will at length open the eyes of those
;who are now blind, so that they may see
what detestable fellowship their pro-slavery
has brought them into. Every Orthodox pul
pit in the land has thundered its anathe
mas against the Hicksite Friends, because
they do not believe in the vicarious atone
ment of Christ, and refuse to recognise the
Bible as the primary rule of their faith and
practice; and therefore, says Orthodoxy, they
are infidels. And bare came forward one of
these Orthodox ptlests t defend the Quakers,
lafidlsas they axe, in his estimation, because
the anti-slavery of theif society suited this
lieveread Mobocrat, and the pro-slavery
Metbodist Episcopal ebureh with which be
stands connected, better than Garrisonian ab
olitionism. Not that be b ites infidelity less
but abolitionism more. Not only did be
come forward to defend the society of Friends,
but to justify his own mobocractic conduct
at Paris, an account of which will be found
in the communication of our friend Flint.
He appeared to think that as we were exclu
ded from the Methodist church and the Qua
Jeer meeting house, and forced to convene in
the open street, that we were fair game for
every lewd fellow of the baser sort, and there
fore his Reverence was as pugnacious and
persevering as clerical impudence could be,
not only at the first meeting but at the sever
al subsequent ones; boldly laying down a
principle which put the life and property of
every Disunion abolitionist as much at the
mercy of mobocratic assassin's, as docs a
proclamation of outlawry the person of a fu
gitive slave. The Reverend Mobocrat as
serted on tho platform, that inasmuch as we
jhad disfranchised ourselves, wi had no
bights! We are glul that the people of
Salem have more respect for m rul principle
And God-given rights, than this teacher of the
people who proclaimed us divested of our
.rights, and leaving every ill-disposed fellow
to infer that he might therefore do as ho would
to us; had it not been so, we know not but
.our home would have been fin I, and our lives
. .destroyed ere this. His proclamation of out
lawry against us, would do very well in South
Carolina, but is not suited to the latitude of
ftilcm, as he has doubtless discovered ere
this. A Clergyman from Paris assisted his
brother to lake caro of God's kingdom by de-
' ending the pro-slavery sects of the land,
This Rev. Mr, Murry, by the way, is tho per-
bonification of clerical Qmittltbuiuium, So
uutiagaotis arid mobocratic was their conduct,
' that some of the cltizons, at the conclusion of
the second day, determined to move the
stand and seats to a place where they would
not be subjected to tho impudent conduct of
tliese men and tlicir abettors. e were ex
cluded from tho Quaker and Mothodist meet-
jug houses, wore mobbed by clericals, and
hooted at by church members, and therefore,
iu order to avoid tho insults of uliris-
tians, who impiously claim to be tlifl ambus-
sudors of God, we resorted to the grounds
. one whom the church calls (nljde, who had
t-M inueh'seJfTrespoot to imitate lliis example
or clerical duouiiuy, ami too murn clirtailani
tj to be a mobourat.
After we had moved our stand, and the
UeV. Gentlemen had learned that whilo our
platform was freo to all, the proprietor of the
ground on which it stood was determined
that all who spoke should bo decent and or
derly, Mr. Amblor proclaimed that they were
gagged, and lie and his friends commenced
erecting a stand at a little distance from ours,
and called a meeting one hour previous to
that nppointo.l for our afternoon session.
There were some who went there out of curi
osity, among whom was our friend Isaac
Trescott of this place, By some fatal over
sight ho was appointed on a committee to
draft resolutions which had of course already
boon drafted by the Reverend Moborcrat.
When presented to tho committee, Trescott
opposed them; they were however reported"
to the meeting, where ho also opposed them.
Considerable management was resorted to in
order to stave olT a discussion of their merits,
but Ambler was completely outgeneraled,
and the meeting finally adjourned in confu
sion without adopting them. We have not
been able to obtain a copy of these resolves,
and do not expect to, but have been informed
they condemned the Garrisonian Disunion
ists; asserted tint they came to spread infi
delity; that they had insulted every woman
at their meetings in this place, by using tho
most disgusting and obscene language; that
they had perambulated JJio suite, and were
making an effort to establish a press in Sa
lem; all of which measures tho citizens of
Salem highly disapprove. We wero not
present at the scene, but from what we have
heard we should judge it was exceedingly
rich. Ambler's pro-slavery holiby, we sus
pect, carried him rather further than he in
tended, until in fact, the hero of the Paris
mob was in about as bad a predicament as
was the renowned hero of Cowper's celcbrat-
song, tor
"Away went Ambler nock or nought;
Away went hat and wig;
Ho little dreamt, when he set out,
Of running such a rig."
On Monday and Tuesday when the meet
ing was held in a public street, there was
considerable confusion, which is to be attrib
uted to our clerical visiters, tho audience
though large, generally behaving well. One
of these so-called ambassadors of Christ, so
far forgot his dignity as to give utterance to
a clerical Bah ! that being his chosen mole
of defence at that time. Our meetings on
Wednesday and Thursday were more order
ly, as the disorganizes bad drawn off their
forces, or else felt that Salem rebuked them.
The principal speakers of the side of freedom
were e. P. 1'oster, Hum. S. Jones, and J.
Elizabeth Hitchcock; the subjects discussed.
were the pro-slavery sects, the servility of
the North, Liberty party, and the Constitu
tion. Abliy Kelly was too unwell to take
much pait in the meetings, or indeed even to
attend more than one or two sessions, and
Giles Stebbens was recalled homo by the
intelligence of bis father's illness and death.
That many of those who attended our meet
ings, were deeply interested there is no man
ner of doubt, and that the priests acted as
though they felt wc had come to torment them
before their time, is equally certain. Those
who expect that devils will be cast out of
men without the unclean spirits resisting, cv
en to tho very uttermost, aro sadly mistaken,
as their experience will demonstrate if they
arc faithful in rebuke. No reform ever has
been, no reform ever can be accomplished,
without agitation and excitement, and the
deeper seated is the evil, and tho more wide
ly spread its influence, the mightier must bo
the force that tears it from its hold. It would
be worse than vain to expect to destroy slav
ery by any other than the most uncompromis
ing measures, and he who hopes so to do,
will be disappointed and find his labor wast-
Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends.
Tho meeting this year was largely attend-
ed, and we design at a future time to notice
its proceedings at length, but have not this
week either space or leisure. We will how
ever briefly say, that matters of great interest
to the aiilf-slavery cause came before it, a
mong which was the "Orecn 1'iain ques
tion," as the difficulties with that meeting
have been called. Of this and other matters
we will speak next week.
Baltimore Saturday Visitor.
We publish this week tho Prospectus of
the filtotuith volume o this paper. c have
Dot had a very long acquaintance with it, but
ao far as we know tho Visiter, we can speak
well of its general character. Its selections
aro good, and its contributors well known to
the literary world. Its editorials are of that
character which commend themselves by
their evident sincerity and ui.nily independ
pnee, even to those who differ from tho Edi
tor in opinion. His discussion upon tho
question of Slavery, and his selected and con
tributud articles upon the same subject, w
believe will effect great good, and we aro
glad to learn that tbo circulation of his pa
I per has not decreased, because of the atten
tion ho gives to this "delicate question." It
is not by any moans what we would call an
anti-slavery paper it is not so designed to
e; but claims, and sustains the character of
an interesting, independent family newspaper.
Clerical Convention at Cleveland.
We loam from one of our exchange pa
pers that an anti-tlavery Cunvenlion if Mini,
ten is to be held at Cleveland some timo this
fall. We wonder where they will come from!
Where can be found a sufficient number to
make up such a meeting! Our readers have
oubtloss heard of a strolling company of ac
tors who advertised to play "Hamlet, with
tho character of Hamlet omitted." We np-
rohend tho results of this gathering will bo
somewhat similar nn Anti-Slavery conven
tion, with Anti-Slavery omitted.
We aro happy to present our paper this
week in a new dress, and we doubt not its
present Improved nppearance will be gratify-
fying to every friend who wishes it success.
When we procure better paper, which we
esign to do if possiblo, we think we shall
bo able to furnish as handsome a sheet as any
ubscriber can desire. Our arrangements
aro such, that no ordinary oircumstanccs will
occasion delay or irregularity in its futuro
Marriaok Extraordinary. A friend has
just informed us of the marriage of the cele
brated ,TEiitKN !s. r ostkr, author of the
'IJrotherhood of Thieves," with the talented
Abolition Lectures Abbv Kelly. They
were married on Monday, tho 18th, wo un
derstood, on the Reserve, in Ohio, where they
have been lecturing together on Slavery for
some months past. We hope the' will now
endeavor "to form a mitre perfect Union, es
tablish justice, insure domestic tranijuillittnt
The above is from tho "Spirit of Liberty,"
Wo have only to say there is no truth what
ever in the report, nnd wo marvel that a man
who makes any pretensions to truthfulness or
honor, should suffer his papor to become the
organ of the every day tittle, and false rumors
of a gossiping community. We would ad
vise the Editor Uben he publishes inarriagos
n future, to obtiin his information from au
thentic sources, and not give currency to ev
ery false report that may happen to reach his
Slavery: " A cutaneous disease! " .
Moral Power: "The American Union!"
American Union: "The concentrating
nucleus of the hopes and intorests of the fu
ture ages of humanity tho child of all that
the progressive ages of humanity havo pro
duced of freedom and virtue the Isaac of
the race!" .S'ce E. Burritlt letter to Cincin
nati Convention.
We intend to publish next week a list of
local agents for the Bugle, though wo hope
no one will wait for an official appointment,
nor neglect to act if ho does not receivo it.
Wo desire that all who wish to have the pa
per sustained will do what tbey can to in
crease its circulation and obtain subscriptions.
Can not each of our present subscribers pro
cure us one morel They can at least try.
(gj- Tho Post Office address of S. S. Fos
ter nnd Abby Kelley will be Salem, Colum
biana co., Ohio, until further notice. Will
Standard nnd Liberator please copy 1
[From the Albany Argus]
The season has so far advanced that we
are able to take a general survey of the crops
throughout the whole country. ecan now
speak with some confidence, because most
ot tho crops have been harvested.
First as to the great northern staple, wheat.
The crop is undoubtedly u large one, more
than an average, and it has been secured in
excellent condition- This is the tenor of ad
vices from all quarters. Even in Ohio, where
the wheat crop is probably less than an av
erage, the wheat is very clean and the berry
very white, we hear neither of rust nor smut.
Though the fanners have lost in quantity,
they have undoubtdly gained in quality. In
Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa,
the wheat crop is magnificent. Every thing
has been favorable. So likewise, we under
stand, is the wheat crop in Pennsylvania.
In Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and
Georgia, it has been affected by the drought
some say so serious as to shrivel the berry.
In Tcncssee, Kentucky, and Missouri, the
crop is a noble one. In New England nnd
New York it is probably less than average.
The hay crop is remarkably light in nearly
every state in the Union. From all sectons,
the complaint is almost universal that hay is
very light. This is particularly the case in
New England, New York and Ohio. Farther
Westand in Michigan we hearofaheavy crop
of buy, but it is not to be disguised that tho
hay crop (s shorter now than it has been in
many years. The protracted Spring drought
stunted it, and the intense summer drought
nearly killed it. The farmer will have to
make up his deficiency of fodder by an in
creased sowing of the late root crops.
Rye, oats, and barley are a fair crop but
not a heavy one. Like grass they have suf
fered troiu the drought.
The corn crop is how ripening, it is there-
foro impossible to speak conclusively, but it
seems to be tbo general impression that it
will he less then an average crop, except in
tho Woslcrn States, where the drought has
not been so severe. Yet it is acknowledged
that the quality is uncommonly fine.
PotitiK-s are of an excellent quality, and
though here and there may bo a failure, we
shall hava our usual abundance of one of the
finest and most wholesome vegetables ever
cultivated for man. The rot has got into it
in some sections, but this is not so general
as it was last year,
Our survey would not be complete- unless
we added a few words about the great crop
of tho South, cotton, rice, tobaeo and sugar.
The cotton crop will be a heavy one pro
bably reach 2,500,000 hales. In South Ca
rolina and Goorgi.ijthe intense drought lias re
duced it some, but this deficiency will bo
more then supplied by Mississippi and Ar
kansas, The tobaceo crop is light in Virginia, nnd
in North and South Carolina, but heavy in
Kentucky and Missouri, and wo think the
whole supply will bo a full average.
Rice, which is mostly raised in South Ca
rolina, will not be a full crop. If we are to
believe the papers of that State, tho drought
has burnt up every thing almost like a blast
of fire, hut thoso effects aro probably exag
gerated, as the sufferings of heat make it seem
more intolerable than it really is.
The sugar crop will be a splendid one.
The culture in Louisiana is extending beyond
all former example. It is so much morepro
fittblo than raising cotton thattha cotton plan
ters are rushing into it. The last year's crop
was 200,000,000 of pounds, by far the largest
ever before raised in this country. The next
may reach 350,1)00,000 pounds. There is
yet a largo room for increase, as the consump
tion in the United States is about 500,000,
000. In this connection we can very properly
speak of the crops of Texas, which arc un
commonly good. Cotton, sugar, corn and
wheat are all fine. There is a glorious abun
dance of overv tiling for sustenance or com
fort. As that country may now bo consider
ed a part of our Union, its prosperity will be
chronicled with as much interest as that of
its sister Suites.
In taking a survey of the crops of our coun
try, tho mind must ho struck at once with
their wonderful variety. All climates and
all productions seem contained within our
borders, Asia, Europe and Africa seem to
have thrown their treasure from tho St, Law
rence on the North to the Rio del Norto on
tho South, and while we cannot but feel a
gratotul reverence to our Maker for the boun
tiful harvest which blesses our land, wo can
not but mingle a just pride that we have so
nolile a continent to subdue to the uses ot ci
vilized man. May we be worthy of our conn
try, should be tho aspiration of every Ameri
can, from the cradle tothe grave.
A Scythe Manufactory is now in course
of erection at Dayton, Ohio. The building
will be 150 feet loner, will contain eight trip
hammers, and give employment to a large
number ol hands, this is tiio nrst attempt
at manufacturing this article, to nny consid
erable extent; west of the mountains. There
is a small establishment in Miami County,
which supplies the neighborhood in part, but
its sales extend no further.
American Whalers.-TIic. Americans have
six hundred whale-ships in the Pacific ocean
valued at more than twenty millions of dol
lars. The whole world besides has but half
as many whale-ships as we.
In CiiuiriiUA there is a plain about one
hundred miles across, that separates the nor
thern from tho southern part of tho State.
It is known by tho name of tho "Journal
Dntlh." It contains no water, and travellers
go over it by forced marches, knowing that
they will get no water till they get across.
It is four days journey from the town of Chi
huahua. Tho other parts of the State are
generally finely supplied with water.
Obeoon And California. Tho Montreal
Herald notices the arrival of Sir George Simp
son nn the '23d of Juiy, from the interior
Hudson's Bay. He states that tho United
Suites citizens who had emigrated to Oregon
were dissatisfied with the character of the
country, and that of six thousand who had
arrived them from time to time up to the
month of March last, one thousand bud pro
ceeded to California.
Attempted Escape of Slaves. The
watch detected on Saturday a plan of escape
of several slaves, nnd three of them have been
apprehended nnd committed to jail. A ves
sel which had dropped down below Town
Point was suspected to have been engaged
as the medium of their escape, and a strict
examination was made on board of her, but
there was no evidence of the fact. The in
dividuals in custody are servants in situa
tions which are to he envied by thousands
willies, in the so-called tree Mates; and some
of them no doubt would have rued the change
to such freedom, if they bad succeeded,
1 ho master-spirit of the enterprize, however,
who possesses an intelligence beyond his
station, for which he is indebted to the kind
ness of bis owners, might have fared better
than his dupes. Xurfulk Herald,. lug. bth.
Ma. Rush, in his reminiscences, states that
two servants of the Persian Ambassador hav
ing offended him lately in London, he appli
ed to tho British Government for permission
to cut oft thoir heads. On learning that
could not be granted, bo gravely remonstra
ted! In the sequel ho was ill able to com
prehend how tho laws of England could
ny bis request. Finding, however, that
hands were tied up, he told his servants,
was all one; for off they would come when
he got them back to fersia. '
Murder at a Militia Muster. We learn
from the Cleveland Herald that on the 81st
lilt., a murder was committed in Burton,
Geauga county, Ohio.by a ruffian named Brit
ton, upon a young man named Trueman Al
len. The troops wero encamped out, and
Allen was on guard. Britten attempted
cross tho lines, and Allen ordered hiui to bait
when Britlon sprang upon Allen and stab
bed him lo the heart. The murderer was
ciptain cf a (fang of rowdies called "Hell
Fire Insurance Campany." Britton was
committed to Jail to answer in Scpternbor.
Tho Vicksburg (Miss.) Sentinel of Juno
23, snys:
'Ranaway or stolen from the subscriber, a
bout seven weeks ago, a negro boy panted
Henry, 11 or 13 years of age, with a acar on,
ono hand, and also one foot, together with
two scars from burning on the back, about
lour inches apart, and ono on his thigh. His
face was disfigum 1 with aoara or whitish
spots, and his head was large for his size.'
t ne progress ot slavery on this little boy
was rapid in its infernal work of torture..
Hand nnd toot " searred! " Hack and thiirh
"burned!" And bis face "disfigured with
whitith spots," where the laeerutod flesh haa
een healed over, after DPingr torn bv tin
fangs of the monster Slavery.
Aristiicracv.-A contcmnorarv trulvsarsi
"which of our aristocratic families can look
back a few years, without encountering tli
ghost of some worthy mechanic! How ma
ny ot tho lort unes which now inspire their
possessors with giddy notions, have bin
earned by the trowel, the jackplanc, over tha
counter of some inconsiderable shop, or by
some other humble occupation! "V et their
successors too proud to acknowledge their
humble origin; and like most of those who
do nothing, and could have dono nothing to
1111 ineir lamiues iroiu me atisi, are me most
pertinacious of their acquired and spurious
Learn to labor; and to wait,
An advantagoous change having taken
place in the Proprietorship of the "Baltimore
Saturday Visiter." in accordance with a long
entertained design of tho late sole proprietor.
whereby amuel khrlv, late ol the 1 orfc.
"Press," has b.icoino associated with J. E.
Snodorass, as co-publisher, it has been dee
med advisable to issue a now prospootu8,sot-
ting lorui me luturo plans ot the establish
ment a step which receives additional sanc
tion lrom the iMew r,ra ot intelligence intro
duced by the New Post Office Law, under
which newspaper publishers have been led
to anticipate results at once desirable and en
couraging. As 10 the "future plans" alluded to the
will only differ from those of the past in ty
pographical execution, to insure success in
which New Type, etc. have been provided
and are now in use. Hereafter the printing
department will bo wholly entrusted to Mr.
Wehrly, whose practical knowledge of thn
"art of arts," is the best guarrantee that can
be given of his fitness for the post. The edi
torial department will continue under tho
sole direction of J, E. Snodgrass, the present
editor, of whose capacity the readers of tho
Visiter, ought, by this time to have formod
their own estimate.
In other respects tho "Saturday Visiter"
will remain unchanged. It is the design of
the editor to render it a free journal in . the
highest sense of tho word. While he can
not consent to play the "organ" for any par
ty in Church or Skite, lie will still claim the
right to comment upon the doings of all par
ties and in so doing be will only act up to
the spirit of the announcement, which, it will
he seen, is still retained at the head of the
papor, viz: that the Visiter is "a weekly jour
nal devoted to all classes of readers inde
pendent of all sects and parties." In the lan
guage of the last prospectus, he is determin
ed to conduct an OPEN PAPER, or nona
at all a declaration which ought to be sig
nificant enough to such as have thoughts to
utter for tho good of their fellow men, and
seek a channel therefor. The motto which
has stood forth, continually, at the editorial
head of the Visiter, viz: "Free speech, free
thoughts, frank avowals these are the ele
ments for truth to live in by them she
will triumph," is meant to be as universal
as the range of subject presented to the mind
of a nmneros and able corns of contributor
none whatever that deemed contraband oo-
So much as to the future tone of the Visit
er. A lew words now touching its mechan
ical execution, and its terms. It will be
printed on a sheet of the same ample dimen
sions as heretofore, which is larger than any
other weekly paper printed in Baltimore; and
a considerable portion of the type (ultimately
ALL, 11 increase 01 patronage suomu warrant
it) will be smaller, a much larger quantity of
reading matter will be given while an im
proved quality of paper is contemplated as a
mong the improvements. Which will be
clear gain the subscribers.
The Terms of the Visiter, will undergo no
change, having been already reduced extreme
ly low. Here they are:
1 copy 1 year in advance, : : $1 96s
1 " 8 months, : : : : : 1 00)
5 " 1 year, : : : : t i 5 00
$3 will secure seven copies of the Visiter,
and one of Arthur's Magazine, for a whola
$10 will secure ten copies of the Visiter, and
one copy of Graham's Magazine for tlu
same period.
Hero is a rare chance for the enterprising
to secure all the Tales, Sketches of Travel,
Essays, News, etc., which we publish in
such abundance, throughout the year, for the
mere trifle of one dollar, and every month a
number of a beautifully illustrated magazine
for nothing!
With this statement of our plans, w
once moro send our bark forth unchanged,
save in hej ownership and the style of her
rigging, and welpome all to aooompany u,
who have souls sufficiently free to love free
dom of thought and speech, and desire tost,
enterprise adequately rewarded,
Publishers and Proprietor,
-' Baltimore, July 28, 1815,

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