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maslc that fills the listening spirit like half
forgotten dream, or comes to it like a once
familiar, but now scarcely remembered tune.
We would have men cherish ail associa
tions which tend to call back the Mo inory of
their spirit' homo the prcsenco of their
Father God and make them again as little
children, fit for the kingdom of heaven. If
uch associations are connected in your minds
with the Christmas festival, if remembrances
of the True and Beautiful cluster .around it,
then say we, Biasings be upon your Chris!
tnas! It matters not whether Mary give birth to
Jesus upon that or some other iby nuthori
ies differ in relation to this point but if the
jay calls morn vividly to your mind the great
principles of the brotherhood of man, if be
cause of its presence you feel more desirous
to join with the angelic choir in singing its
glorious song, then say wc, Westings be up
on your Christmas!
If it speaks to you of One who sacrificed
his life) that men might learn t know and to
enjoy tho liberty wherewith the Truth makes
free, if it speaks to yon of the fortitude with
which the martyred Jesus endured his suffer
ings, of his meekness nnder persecution, and
of the spirit of forgiveness with which in tho
hour of his extremist agony ho prayid for
his murderers; and if it tenches you tj follow
his eramplc, and to do the will of your heav
enly Father, then say wo Biasing be upon
your Chrisinns!
If its recurrence brings to your mind the
doctrine that he taught, ho principles he in
culeateJ, and the truths to which he testified
with his life; if by its mm 3 nnl presenco it
calls forth your sympathies for all who wc:ir
the hurrnn form, leiding you to rejoieo with
those that do rejoio, and mourn with those
that mourn, then say we, Blessings be upon
your Christmas!
If its influence prompts yon to speak words
of kindness to the lonely captive in his cell,
to pity the pining bondman and strive for his
deliverance, to bind up the wounds ot tho
broken-hearted, and plant roses in the mourn
ers path, then say we, Blasingi In upon uiuj
Car itt mat!
If it teaches you greater riverine? for the
divine nature of man, nn l while deponing
your horror of bloodshed and hatred of op
pression, it strengthens your love for nil which
is pure and excellent, then say we, Blesiingt
bt upon your Christina!
OHIO BLACK LAWS.
Governor Bartley in his message recom
mends the repeal of these laws, and on the
2nd of December, the subject was introduced
into tho Legislature by a committee from
Cuyahoga county, and by a memorial from
tho Orthodox Yearly Meeting of Friends re
cently held at Mount Pleasant, the wine that
dragged out Ahby Kelley for daring to speak
against practices ton times as black m the
Black Laws which they petition to have re
pealed. As the session advances, other petitions ef
a similar character will he presented, and as
the Whigs have the majority in both Houses,
we suspect it will be rather amusing to watch
tho shifts to which they will resort, on the
one hand, to sustain the character which they
claim of being the only true Liberty party,
and on tho other, to avoid doing aught that
might injure their reputation in tho estima
tion of slaveholders and their abettors. It
will require considerable dexterity to seem to
play both true and false at the siino time,
and in the effort we anticipate some rich de
velopcments of party management.
By som? strange oversight, at least one
third of this piece was omitted in our edition
of last reck, for which it w is written. We
ijive it this week, so that o tr readers will no
longer wonder what we designed to say.
MT. UNION AND FAIRMOUNT.
Our meetings at these places were well
attended, animated and quite satisfactory.
Their iuterest was much enhanced by the re
marks, questions and suggestions that were
thrown in from time to time by the men and
women composing tho audience. At F.iir
mount we occupied the Friend's Meeting
House, on Saturday afternoon, and Sunday
morning, that society being sufficiently anti
slavery to give up its meeting, for tho ac
commodation of ours. This we think savors
very strongly of the right spirit. At Mt.
Union we occupied a cabinet maker's shop'
which was much crowded at both sessions.
Heaven bless the cabinet makers, carpenters
and other mechanics who open their shops
for a discussion of the rights of man. If we
would find humanity and true sympathy for
the oppressed, let us always seek it in theso
places rather than in the mure convenient and
comfortable edifices of those who have wealth
and power, and the form of godliness. It is
due to the Baptist church of that place, how.
ever, to state that their house is open to anti
slavery we did not occupy it because it was
too small for our purpose. The Methodists
were not asked for their's, but we were told
that it would have been refused. That church
is still in loving fellowship with the great
Methodist Episcopal, that monster of abomi
nations. But notwithstanding thorc are many,
very many who are yet in tho mire and gut
ter of slavery, yet we concluded upon the
whole, that tho mass of tho people were ra
ther better than their neighbors. The Bap
tist church and the Friends' mating occupy
a somewhat different position from most of
churches. The former excludes slaveholders
from its pulpit and communion, and although
it still holds fellowship with those who ad
mit the slaveholder and his abettor, yet
wo were assured that if these churches did
not speedily adopt its position they should
withdraw and hold no further connection.
We give due credit for thn good intentions,
but a revival minister once said the road to
hell is paved with good resolutions; we sin
cerely hope and trust however that tho reve
lation of this cl urcii will not pave that path,
but that they will carry it out, and cut loose
from tho accursed system of slavery. An
other fact worthy of consideration we were
told that only ono member of that church
voted at the hist election; had the election
been ono of more importance, we fear it would
not have been thus. Knowing that they fre
quently had public discussions in their little
village, we suggested that they discuss the
Disunion question the reply was, wo can
get no one who approves of voting under
thn lT. 8. (Constitution to oppose ns.
If tho true statu of the Baptist church was
represented to ns, and doubtless the state
ment iscnrrect.inasmuch as it was made in pub
lic by one of its members, and no exceptions
token to it, we should think the members of that
society could not be very much benefited by
the labors of their present pastor, being them
selves very much in advance of him, as ho
defends voting, and is attached to a parly
which supports tho blood stained Constitu
tion, and the government based thereon with
all Us machinery of torture; and furthermore
he defends tho practice of comiiuuing with
those who do commune with sl.tvi holders.
We mentioned these facts but they did no'
seem t- iV-el responsible for his position; said
he was not a member of their church, nor un
der their control.
At Friends' meeting, Fuirmount, we found
matters in a somewhat similar condition.
Tw o of its members voted last fall, and a
part of the society are making an effort to
sever their connection with the Monthly
Meeting of which they furm a part. If this
is done they will of course bean independent
body, free from tho Quarterly and Yearly
Meetings.
Upon the whole we thought these churches,
(although not free by any means of slavery.)
in a better and more hopeful condition than
most others of the same denominations.
(fc7-The Miss. Spy sayj "Bowers, tho
Sculptor, was born in Vermont, reared in
poverty, and removed at an early age to Oh
io." This reminds us of a eerttin man of whom
it was said, "He was father to tho system
of internal improvements, and borther to the
Duko of York."
PLAGIARISM.
The Wcllsvilic I'alriut contains an original
article on slander, from the pen and scissors
of a correspondent who signs himself, " The
Man in the Moon," which we might perhaps
publish, were it not that a considerable por
tion of it appeared in the editorial columns of
the Bugle not many weeks since.
NEW YORK.
The Hrah;nglon Patriot informs us that
the vote given for Liberty party in N. Y.,
this year numbers 15,013, whilo last year it
was 13,812, a loss of only 119. We very
much desirn to know how tha official returns
of the Liberty party vote of this year in Ohio
will compare with that cast for Birney and
King in the election of 41. v ill some one
who can do so, give us the aggregate vote for
each, and also the number polled this year?
The Last Hope of Democracy. The
Colored Citizen of Cincinnati seems very
much in the mist in relation to tho principles
of tho non voters, and the character of the
American Union. We were ashamed to hear
one of those who have been so crushed be
neath the tyrannical power of that engine o1
oppression, laud it as an instrument of good,
a rock of salvation upon which alone can be
planted the standard of Democracy. Hear
what it says:
'" We are unwilling that the principles of
true Democracy shall t.i'.l to rise no more.
for in tha event of this Union being dissolved,
wo may give up all hope, and settle down
with the copvietion that man " is not capable
of self government.
Oh, fudge!
fjWe owe an apology to our friend M.
B. of Berlin Centre, for the non-appearance
of his communication. Until we were ready
to make up, wo were under the impression
his article was in type.
(fcWe sro informed by a correspondent
that friend Griffith's questions will be
answered next week.
0-Wm. Corwin is hereby informed that
we havo as many of that kind of books with
which he proposes to supply us, as we shall
need at present.
LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS.
TWENTY-NINTH CONGRESS.
The following report of thn proceedings
of (his body in relation to the question of sla
very and Texas, we clip fiom tho Baltimore
Saturday Visiter. '
SENATE, DECEMBER 10th.
A message was received from the Presi
dent, transmitting tho Constitution of Texas
and other documents relating thereto.
DECEMBER, 10th.
Mr. Reiver introduced a bill for tho ad
mission of Texas. It was twice read and re
ferred to the judiciary committee.
HOUSE, DECEMBER, 9th.
Mr. Ad ains presented a petition from Now
York against the admission of Texas vt any
other Slave State into the Union, lie mov
ed a reference to n select committee, cousi.st
ing of one member from each Stale.
Mr. Houston moved to refer it to the com
mittee on Territories, which motion hating
precedence, prevailed.
Mr. Adams presented several other petitions
of a similar character, which were referred to
the same committee.
DECEMBER, 10th
Mr. Douglass from the committee on Ter
ritories, asked leave to report a joint resolu
tion for the admission of Texas into the U
nien. Tho joint resolution was then twice read
and made the special order of the day for
Tuesday next.
A petition against the admission of Texas
was laid on the table by a vote of 115 to 75.
This was a test vote.
The Speaker announced the reception of
rctitiona to be the order 01 the day. ilr. Ad
ams having procured a correction of tho jour
nal, then presented a remonstrance against tho
annnexation of Texas as a Slave State, lie
moved tho refer "iiee to a Select Commi'teu
of one member from each Slate of the Union.
Mr. Boyd moved to lay the memorial upon
the table, and the House sustained the mo
tion. Mr. Adams remarked, that as the
House were determined to hurry through trie
measure of annexation regardless of any re
monstrances against it, be hould hereafter
content himself with presenting the memori
als forwarded to him and submit to what
seemed to he the determined action of, the
House. Tho Speaker said that unless other
wise ordered by the House, he should order
the Clerk to lay thn memorials upon tho ta
ble. Mr. Adams then went on to present a
g.est number of memorials remonstrating a-
guinst the annexation 01 1 exas, all ol which
were laid upon the tible.
Mr. HocKwell, of Massachusetts presented
nuineiuii leiiiunstoinues against mneAailon
and took occasion to say that as a member of
tne (Oinmiltee on territories, ho had not a
greed to the Mill reported, lie wished that
thn Bill lor the admission of Texas had been
referred to the Committee of the Whole,
where it would have been open todebate and
amendment. The members of Mass. Con.
Vt. and 1!. I. all presented remonstrances n-
gainst annexation. All were laid upon the
tali I c.
Memorials were presented remonstrating a
gainst allowing persons to occupy scats in
the Senate or House, troin a foreign country,
.Mr. uiuui.MjS presented remonstrances a.
gainst annexation. Mr. ht',NMil)i ol la
moved to lay thein under the table. Mr. G
Iso presented memorials Iroin the Society
of friends of Ohio, against Slavery in D. C.
laid upon the table.
For the Anti-Slavery Bugle.
OHIO LEGISLATURE.
The correspondence in relation to the Par-
kershurg outrage was laid before the House,
Dec oth and 51)00 extra conies oruered to be
printed in English, and 1500 in Gorman, in
which the hemic concurred.
In the Senate, various petitions wero pre
sented; among others, some for the repeal of
tho ulaeli Laws, which were reierred to a
Conimitluo consisting of Messrs Eckley,
llarte and Codding. A bill was introduced
by Mr. Newman fur the abulilion of capital
punishment.
December bin. Mr. Kandall ol the House,
presented a petition for a law to authorize vo
ters to vote for, or against a Convention toa
mend the Constitution. Petitions were also
presented for tho repeal of the Black Laws,
which were reierred to the Committee on that
subject; and for an alteralion of the Licenso
laws, making it necessary for the applicant
to procure the certificate of a majority of the
legal voters of his town, that he is a man of
good moral character &c, &c. This was re
ierred to a (Jommitiee consisting ot .Messrs.
Tipton, Swartz and Wright.
In the Senate, petitions wore presented
for the erection of new counties &c, &c.,and
one from 51 citizens of Columbiana and Car
roll counties asking for tho abolition of capi
tal punishment, which was laid upon the ta
ble. December 8th. Numerous petitions were
presented inlhe Senate. Among others, one
from sundry citizens of Geauga Co., for the
repeal of the Black Laws, w hich was refu.
red to tho Committee on that matter.
In the House, several hills were read a sec
ond time, among them, one in reference to a
Convention to amend the State Constitution.
A number of petitions were presented; some
for the repeal of the Black Laws, others in
reference to the License system, both of these
were handed to the appropriate Commit
tee. December 9. Tho Senate was engaged in
a Committee of the Whole, and proceeded to
a consideration ot those JJ His whicli were
made the order of the day, having previous
ly taken np some matters which would prob
ably interest our readers but little.
Several Bills wero reported in the House,
among them one of which we find thn follow
ing notice in the reports of the Ohio State
Journal:
" House bill No. 2, further to protect per
sonal liberty, (prohibiting Sheriffs, Consta
bles, and other officers of Slate, from arrest
ing or imprisoning any person or persons
claimed as fugitive slaves, 4c.,) being before
tho rommittcp,
Mr. Klinn movod to strikn out all after the
enacting clause.
Mr. Moulton hoped the bill would he al
lowed to take its eourne. Similar laws ex
isted in Vermont, Massachusetts and New
York. The merits of the question involved,
would come up legitimately, in the regular
course. He hoped gentlemen would not seek
to stifle discussion on the question.
The motion of Mr. l'linn was carried with
out division."
December 10th. Petitions were presented
in 1110 senate tor tno erection ot new coun
ties, and one from Medina Co., for tho repeal
of thn Black Laws, which was referred to
the appropriate committee, as was also a com
munication trom I. A. Ilino on the subject
of Education and School Laws. Reports of
Manding and Special (;ommittecs were read,
whicli contain but little of interest in their
present stnte.
In the House, a number of Bills were read,
and petitions from Trumbull and Culnmbiana
counties lor the repeal ol the Ulack Laws,
and one from the last named county asking
for the passage of resolutions protesting s
fraiiist the annexation of Texas as a Slave
State, which were referred to appropriata
committees. Mr. Moulton gave notice of a
Bill to abolish capital punishment.
December 1 1th. In tho Senate petitions
were presented asking for a radical change
in the Constitution of Ohio for rendering
Clergymen ineligiblo to elective civil offices,
and for the erection of new counties. Re
ports of committees received, and several
Bills considered.
In the House several Bills wero read some
a second, and others a third time. I'eiitions
( thn taxing of dogs; for, and against the e
rcetion of new counties; and for various oth
er matters, were read and referred. A mem
orial from Summit county asking for the re
peal of lhe Black Laws was referred to the
select committee. Seveml committees re
ported. A message was received from the
Senate in relation to taxation, which was re
ferred to the Committee on Finance.
December lCth. Tho Senate was mainly
occupied in discussing a resolution in rela
tion to the law regulating judgments and ex
ecutions, which now permits personal prop
erty to be sold by civil officers at any sacri
fice, but prohibits the s-dling of real estate
for less than two-thirds its appraised value,
and which resolution recommended that they
should bo brought under the same regulation;
ami that Sheriffs an I other officers be author
ized to sell both real estate and personal prop
erty at one half the value fixed by appraise
ment. In thn Horse, a communication was re
ceived from the commissioners appointed to
examine the hooks, cc, of the late Board of
Public Works. Mr. Moulton introduced 11
bill to abolish capital punishment, as he had
given notice he should do.
December 3lh. Petitions wero presented
in the Senate, asking for the erection of new
counties one from the citizens of Medina
county, asking permission for the citizens of
each township to vote for or against licens
ing rurrHiops one for the passage of a law
fur the promotion nf agriculture; all of which
were read and referred to the proper commit
tees. Bills to establish roads, and Bills of
incorporation were read and some of them
passed, though hr.rdly demanding a special
notice here.
In the House, a memorial was presented
from II. Blackmail ef the Mormon faith, ask
ing the action of the House on the subject of
their treatment in Illinois: laid on tho tible
one from Richland county in relation to the
Liopnse laws was also read and referred. Mi.
Moulton, from the Committee on Retrench
ment, reported a Bill allowing to the mem
bers of each House $3 per day for a session
of 75 days. If tho Assembly continues in
session beyond that time, the members to
work for half price; $3 is to bo paid them for
every S3 miles they travel to and from the
r,..i.,.i t. i, : : 1.-
iniui. it firopoftrs iiicrcasiiiir uie ,juv,:m
or's salary to $1500 per annum, Secretiry of
State US00, fee. &c. Report was referred to
tho Committee on Fees of Public Officers.
GENERAL ITEMS.
From the N. Y. Tribune.
FIFTEEN DAYS LATER FROM
EUROPE.
ARRIVAL OF THE CAMBRIA.
The steamship Cambria arrived at Boston
on Friday morning, the 5th, bringing advices
from Liverpool to the 19lh and London to the
18th of November.
Tho political news is of very little impor
tance. Cotton remains about the same as at our
previous advices, and the Grain Market has
been well sustained, but we do not gather
that flour or grain have actually advanced.
It is understood that the British Cabinet
has determined not It open the ports if that
country for the free admission if Grain atpres
cut. The failure of the potato crop in Ireland
continues to create a sensation among states
men as well as the poor.
Tho Railway Speculations had very gener
ally subsided, and as the frauds and ma
chinery of the operators in ficticious stocks
are more fully developed, it appears that thn
amount of money 'actually diverted from the
usual channels of trade is extremely small.
This circumstance has, to somo extent, ten
ded to quiet the money market.
The American Provision trade does not
present much activity.
American Wool appears to command much
attention.
Trade in the Manufacturing Districts is
represented as comparatively prostrated,
England. The greattopicamongall clash
es is the repeal of the corn laws and open
ports.
France. Marshal Soull, Minister of War,
has resigned. . ,
Germany, The King refused to sanction
a society established for rendering assistance
to the working classes.
Russia The Empirror, with his wife1 and
daughter, were in Italy on the 4th ult.
Ireland. A Committee appointed t a
public meeting in Dublin passed a series of
resolutions.
I That sufficient evidence of the immense
famine exists to render it necessary for the
government to tako immediate steps to pro
vide food for the people.
2. That the best mode of distributing such
food will bo by the encouragement of publio
worl;s of national and local utility,
3. That the Lord Lieutenant be called up
on to open 1 he ports for the reception of all
articles suited for human food.
4. That tho Lord Lieutenant be also call'
ed upon to take measures to prevent the ex
portation of corn from Ireland.
5. That the Lord Lieutenant be Called up
on to fctko measures for the establishment of
public granaries, in convenient situations,
into which tho grain shall be received and re
ceipts given for the same at the current pri
ces; and that in the event of famine being a
verted from this country, the' owners of grain
so stored shall bo permitted todispose of itat
any higher prices that it may be possible to
realize in other markets.
6. That the propriety of stopping the dis
tillation of spirits from grain be submitted to
the consideration of (iovernment.
7. That the Lord Lieutenant be requested
to take measures for raising at least a million
in aid of the purposes recommended; and that
the payment of the interest and principal be
secured upon the receipts of the Commiss
ioners of Woods and Forests in Ireland.
Important The Journal of Commerce
says that the report that Mr. Packenham is
recalled, is confirmed. It learns from vari
ous sources that the rejection by that Minis
ter of the 49th degree of north latitude, as the
boundary line of Oregon, so far from having
been in accordance with positive instructions,
is deemed by the British Government a false
step, and he is therefore to bo recalled. Cin.
Herald.
Mexico By a recent arrival from Vera
Cruz, the intelligence is brought that the Mex
ican Government has agreed to open negotia
tions with our Government, for an adjustment
of all tho questions of difference between
them. Cin.HcralJ.
Telegraph Speed. Tt. B. French, Esq.,
Clerk nf the House of Representatives at
Washington, sent an order to Baltimore by
telegraph a few days since, for 2n0 sets of
engravings for Captain Fremont's report, and
received a satisfactory answer from Messrs
Weber & Co., in tho short spice of thirteen
minutes. Distance about thirty miles.
Tho Emperor of China has issued an edict
in which ho says ho does not wish toexcluds
thn Christian religion from his dominions, but
means to punish with rigor those who make
that religion a clonk under which crimes are
committed. lie does not prohibit the build
ing of Christian churches at any of the five
ports open to traders, but cautions christians
against introducing their vices among his peo
ple. IVtre Fences are now made and highly ap
proved in Scotland. Fire wires are used,
with oak posts, costing only about 12 cents
per yard. The top wire is No. 8, and the
others No. 5. This fence is said to be cheap
er than one of boards, or of posts and rails.
Jrun Steenliurg and O'Conner. The Dela
ware Express says that when the news of the
commutation of their sentence was communi
cated to them by the officer in charge, Van
Steenhurgh and O'Conner danced about the
room in which they were confined like
couple of madmen.
The Scotch Free Church in 18IC
Tha Toronto Banner, the organ of the Scotch
Free Church in Canada, says: "We will
venture to prophesy U)t tho year '46 will
witness a strong remonstrance, sent scrose
from the Freo Church to the "Old School
supporters of slavery.' "
Potatoes. The potalo-rot is reported to he
almost universal in Canada.Thc crop in Nova
Scotia and New Brunswick has suffered al
most as severely. In the States generally
the disease has not prevailed to any great ex
tent. Texas. The Washington Union of yes
terday says:
Mr. Darnell has arrived in Washington,
from Texas, as a special messenger, charged
by President Jones with the duty of bringing'
a copy of the Constitution of the new State,
accepted by a large majority of her people
a correspondent informs us, in proportion of
at least 31 to I.
RECEIPTS FOR THE-"" BUGLE."7
FROM DECEMBER 4th TO THE 18TH.
Win. B. Irish, A'ew Lisbon, S3.
Joseph Bailey, Snlrm, Elijah Whlnety,.
Xew Garden, David Taylor, DamawuvilU,.
Joseph Ellysnn, Goshen, B. P, Cummings,
David Bates, Vnionville, Comly Tomlinson,
Mt. Pleasant, Isaiah B. Brook,. Goshen, Jane
McNealy, Green, Rebecca Shrive, Richmond,
S. Cadwallader, Warren, Geo. Heberling,
Thomas Lewis, Short Creek, Norman Cutter,
.S7. Louis, Jo., Barely Broomhall, Somerlon,
S. Barnabv, E. Borton, Ml, Union, J. Wslhy,
.iagusla, Rachacl Thomas, Keen, W. P. Ha
zer, llarenna, S, Howell, Painsville, each
$1.50,
Mnos Adamson, Middleown, W. E. Lukene,
Short Cie-k each 91
John Watson, Ml. Union, James Carter,
Ml, Pleasant, each 75 cts.
Jane Eiverson, Poltersville, Samuel Ware,
Goshen, E. Wheeler jr. Short Creek, Dr. J. O.
Afflict, Somerlon, each 50 eta.
Elisabeth Robenson, Mt. Pleasant, on ao
eount of pledge $1
Donation from two young girls at Faina
Tills SOcU.

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