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M)t SVnti-Slaucru Bugle.
6ALEM, OHIO, OCTOBER 23, 1S42.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE meets November 7th.
Wade and Giddings.
Our readers aro p crimen all ware, tliat our
kit Democratic Lozislature cut up the atate
Into such shaped congressional district it
thought would bast erve tli causo of hunker
Democracy. Thin was Mr. Giddiitg' oM dis.
trict changed. When lo 1 Instead of a demo
cratic triumph, behold Im fret toil dittrict, and
two of tlio oldest, brarcit most thoroughly
tried antl-lavcry politiciana therein, acfit to
Congress, to bo if nothing more, thorns in tha
aidoa of all slsvo holder., north and aouth, for
two ycare to come, from our knowlrdjre cf
tha men wcmuitmr that if GidJinga and Wade
do not keep open running luoon every body
of them, wc thall hava lesa fuith in politicians
than now, and it la not over great. But how
ever little faith wa have in politician?, wo have
good deal in humanity, and epcrially in the
two goodly specimens of it, to whom we allude,
Ten if thoy do go to Congress. Wo worn tho
dare holdera in that body that thia K J ward
Wade will be found mado of sterner stuff, than
most northern men with whom they arc called
to ait In council. Giddinga they know quite a
wall aa we do, and we need any nothing about
him, only that we don't bclicro hie abolition
kaa Buffered any detriment by mixing with tho
true hearted lovers of freedom in hi district.
The Milwaukee Freo Democrat cxulte over
the election of. Wade and Gidding after tlio
following faaliion I
Hurrah fur tho Western Resrrvc, for electing
Wadb and Uiduinos to Congress 1 The Hunk
era dug two graves to bury Free Soilcis in, but
the Angel ot I.iiikiitv w rapt them in a w inding
ahect and buried them in tho grave they havo
dug for Freemen, and placed her own white
banner in the hand of Wado and Uidding,
and aaid, "Go preach my gospel at Washington!
To our distant reader we may aay they can
have little idea of the despcrato and determined
malignity with which tho pro-slavery men in
Mr. Qidding'a district, sought his defeat. They
were aided by men In adjoining district who
have heretofore made loud professions of anti
lavrry, and who were therefore the better ena
bled to aerve tho despots in this instance. They
were alao aidod to tho utmost by Horace Grecly
nd the unscrupulous electioneering clique at
Washington City. But thanks to tho firmness
f the anti-slavery spirit in A'htabuln, Trumbul
nd Mahoning, they were defeated, aa of all
men they deserved to be.
TIomob to whom honor, The Herald of
freedom says, "At tho late meeting for Buffer
ing' of Indiana Yearly Meeting of Orthodox
friends, we understand that the members were
earnestly recommended not to vote for Scott or
fierce. But if they voted at nil, to show their
consistency by voting for Ilulc and Julian."
If the Hcruld is not misinformed in thia, it is
errtainly a gratifying mark of progress. Who
shall doubt it, when they remember Henry
Clay's visit to that meeting somo nine years
ego when he was honored by all the attention
which the meeting and its members knew how
to bestow, not laving the kinses of tlio staid
Quaker ladio, and this dospito the roost insult
ing and wicked speech he ever mode. We ssy
there ia progress. If tho Orthodox Quaker
hurch with ita mass of conservatism upon ita
Track is moving with any sort of perceptibility. I
we are right ure, whether wc ace it or not.th.t
in trio iigtu direction.
We hone the members of the meeting will
Ohio Yearly Meeting whom we know of will
also heed it, and save themselves from the dis
credit of voting for General Scott, To aay
nothing of slavery, we can't quite see how audi
an act ooinporta with their testimony against
war. It would do no dishonor to some other
denominations to heed the counsel.
Ciru. As usual, tho Whigs aro following
trie fooUtcp of tho Democrat. The luttcr have
made no secret of their intended annexation of
Cuba, if they can only get tho power. Whilo
the former havo pretended that they and their
candidate were opposed to the measure Now
aceing that tho folly of tho Cu tuin General is
like to make tho gaino taking one, tho New
York Whigs have concluded to play at it. And
they aro now aa boisterous for annexation a the
Littlo (iiunt himself. But they will make noth
ing out of it in this presidential scuttle. Thus
it is with the poor fellows. Their conservatism
hold them back, till pro-slavery dimooracy has
launched some startling villainy, Whon their
greed and their folly compcll them to strike
into the wuke of their opponent, only to bo
thrown back by tho ripple. They boast for a
while of their superior virtue, wl.cn finding it
to gain ainull credence, and little profit, they
penly imituto the rascality they huve anathe
matised. Indeed they sometimes pick up and
wear aa honors, the cat off crimes and follies of
their opponent. Thus at the commencement
cf the present Congress tlio Deniocrutic caucus
refuted to adopt with formaliiy.tlie compromise
He Whigs seiaod tho rejected resolution and
passed it with alacrity, hoping thereby to se
cure the eontrol of the House of Represent
tires. If the party shall never grow wiser, a
we prosume it never will, we hope tho inomber
of it will bye and bye learn that manhood ia
sometimes of avail, even la a bad caue, and
strike (or something of originality even if it be
like the Democrats, originality in w ickedness.
We have something akin to respect for the
boldness of democratio viluiny w hilo wo con
raise nothing but contempt for tho servility of
The) Troupe anil Quitman movement i
fast gaining ground in Miiipi, Bo aay
tk awutbern paper.
The lat Libaratcr contains a letter from
George Thorn pion. In It, ha ettributoe his lato
defeat to tie Influence of Die hunker in
hie dist let, especially ti the tldlllera, brew
er aid liquor vender. The following ex
tract fuTi'e'ies valuable information rela
tive to the British reform Intercata aa well as
t- tho proarrM of the antl-alavery sentimont
in Great Britlan.
"Tho result of the late general election ha
been favorablo to the radical interest. Some
twenty additional men, going the length of tho
National Reform Association, have been return
ed. Many of the old etipportere of tho Re
form movement, who have been recently re
jected, will bo sent Into Parliament within a
year of the meeting of tho two Houses. It i
probahlo that the Jio will be tit measuro
first insisted upon by the radioals. Tho system
of vote by ballot, If established, will make
thousands of voters, who are now enslaved,
free, and will secure, to great extent, fair
play for thoacwho are unabloor unwilling to re
sort to bribery or coercion. Mr. Cobdcn and his
followers In Manchester Intend to agitato vig
oromusly for thia point of the peoplc'a chorter.
Two hundred men In the present Parliament
are, I should say, prepared to vote for tho bal
lot, whilo tho pressure from without may bo
relied on to influence as many of the rest as
may be necessary to secure a majority In the
House of Commons. I do not expect that thia
or any other measure of electoral reform will
be carried speedily. Somo flnanrial changes
ill first be made ) then w ill come tho renewal
of tho East India Company's charter ; and then,
perhaps, the ballot.
Vncle Tom is doing great work here. Be
tween 400,000 and fiOO.000 copies (varying in
prieo from 0J. to 7s. 6d.) ore already In circula
tion. Two of our metropolitan theaters are
nightly orowded to overflowing by persons anx
ious to witness a representation of ita moat
striking scenes on the stage, Hildreth's White
Slsvo ia also finding a rapid sale. Another
volnmo called ' Undo Tom in England,' has
been published. Ten thousand copies were ta
ken by the trade,' the first day. There ia just
now an unprecedented demand fur anti-slavery
literature. Rcliold the fruit of your labors,
and rejoice !
Tho ' Three Years in F.uropc,' by W. W.
Drown, is out, and though an expensive vol
ume when compared to the others, is finding
purchaser, and will, I trust, bo a aourco of
profit to the author. I wish it contained more
nnti-slavcry matter, and less of what can be
found in our Guido Bonks' and Travelling
Companions.' Our frien 1 ha been offered $260
by London cheap bookseller for permission to
print a shilling cdition.but Drown' engagement
with his publisher dors not allow of hia accept
ing the proposal. Speaking of books, I may
mention that the translation of Yic'or Hugo's
Napoleon the Little' is bcng widely diffused,
,a producing feeling of deep indignation
against tho perjured despot who is about to be
proclaimed Emperor of France.
The Laves of Life, with special reference to the
Physical education of Girth, By Elizabeth
Blackwell, M. D. New York. G. P. Putnam.
Sold by Joel McMillan, Salem.
Tho community haa hardly yet recovered
from tho shock which its propriety received
some thrco or four years ago, on learning thnt
Miss Blackwell hod attended a course of lec
tures with a class of young men in one of our
Medical schools. But however tho eonimunitv
,n grncrnl rcpcivcd u it inlt0(luocd ncw cra,
,n (ho ,uirlioll, of our mo,t cntpri,ing w0.
mcn Thit Ulj) ,inc0 ,ll0 ct of )10roi.M, to
wh- n we haye rcfcrrC(i jia, vi,itc(l Kurono in
order to perfect herself in tho knowledgn of her
profession and i now, wo learn, a very success
ful practitioner of medicine in New York City.
Tho work, whose title we havo quoted above,
lie informs us "is tho firt fruit of her medical
studies and is offered as an earnest of futuro
If Miss Black well's future shall answer tho ex
pectation which this work justly excites, her
fame and her usefulness w ill hereafter bo meas
ured by no ordinary standard. The book Is one
of great practical utility and should be in the
hands of every educator, whether parent or
school instructor. She take a comprehensive
view of her subject and gives us the results of
careful observation, discriminating thought and
ieutiflo investigation. Tho book i full of
farts, was written for an object, and to that ob
ject its directness and perspicuity of stylo di
rectly tend. We hnpo Mr. McMillan may di
tributo a multitude of copiea oi this valuable
littlo work. Ho wi'l thus most effectually serve
Kossuth. Tho Germane recently held a con
vention in Wheeling with tho object of aiding
tho causo of European liberty. To this conven
tion Kossuth addressed a letter, advising them
to assume, for the sake of their cause, a posi
tion independent of other political parties, un
loss tho tsndidiitoa of those parties would plcdgo
themselves to their cause. Kossuth aces that
politicul comeoutcrUm is tho truo policy. Ho
is right. Ho speaks hopefully of affairs in Eu
rope, and thinks a rising may ere long tako
place in Hungary,
Nkw Books. Thoso who want thorn will find
a valuable assortment in Joel McMillan's Now
Stock, Among them is the White Slave which
our anti-slavery friends should put In circula
tion, Soi'Tit Caitoi.i.'VA Movixq. South Caro
linu votea for president liy licr leginhture.
They arc ogitating the qiieaiion of giving the
tiriviltige directly to the peopla. Boverul of
the recently eleclrd legislator, aro fnvornble
to the iiicnsure. Thus, even South Carolina,
ia in favor of improvement. Every inch
stop will somewhat nhnke tlio firtrineaa of her
Wm. and Ellen Crafts.
We saw a few weeks sinoe a allly tale going
tho rounds of the pro-slavery press, stating that
the Individual abovo named, wearied with
freedom, had returned to their Georgia master,
Of course it found credence only in the tillnes f
of hunkcrdom. To it, It was god-cnd over
which it joyed, as though it waa a clincher for
all the absurdity over uttered by pro-slavery
pioty and politics. But this, like a great ma
jority of "facta" from tho eamo quarter, turns
out to bo fable.
The Anti-Slavery Advocate, publication
started in London tho present month, an earn
est advoccto of universal freedom, reports tho
Crafts, as still in England, successfully prose
cuting thgir education.
It says of them that, " In their personal re
lations, with thnso around them, they have won
the regard and respect of all with whom they
have coino In communication." And further
"A considerable time liae elapsed since tho '
nf...lavcry public have had any account of
these Interesting fugitives, so celebrated foJ
their double escape, first, from the cruelty of
southern slaveholder, in the United State j and
next from tho oppression of the United States,
government ; which did its best to return them
to pepctual bondage, by putting the Fugitive
Slave Law in force agninst tbcin.
By tho efforts of somo who have taken a live
ly interest in them personally, and who also
feci that they have a strong claim upon tha
sympathy and generosity of tho country whoso
hospitality they have sought, for tho temporary
relief of their physical wants, and tho supplies
of that mental light for which they havo bo
long yearned, Mr. and Mrs. Craft havo now en
tered upon second year of instructions at tho
Industrial Schools at Ockham, near Kipley,
Surrey. During tho first year of thoir rcsidenco
there they have been unrcmiting in their studies,
and huvo mado great proficiency in reading
writing, arithmetic, and in various branches of
useful knowledge. ThciO schools havo tho
benefit of government inspection, and aro under
the control of tho Missis Ltishingtnn, of OA
ham Park, daughters of Dr. Lushington a
namo well known among the supporters of tho
anti-slavery causo in England during its early
Letter from Parker Pillsbury.
Ann Aiiboh, Michigan,
Oct. 12th, 1852. J
Dear M ir.ii s : I am dragging the brittle
along as well as could be expected of one alone.
The presenco of so many Free Soil and other
missionaries and colporteurs just now, is very
much to our disadvantage, partly oooeuso the
attention of the people is continually engaged,
but moro particularly, bcrauso it seems to a
great many, as though wo wcro all politicians
and demagogues together.
I havo spoken almost every evening since
coming Into tho State, havo had long meetings
every Sunday, and several other days besides.
We have had no less meetings far the sicknes
and detention of tho Grilling, nor do wo gen
erally closo until very late at night. It make
When wo came into tho State, wc decided
not to hold any controversy with Frro Soil
men. Wo aaw that in the party were many
good abolitionists, and aa yet not much has
been done to mark the distinction bctw ixt them
and ourselves. Jumcj Walker has done an
excellent work by his visits and labor in awak
ing the minda of the people, and had ucqurird
a moat deserved and desired reputation. And
our opinion was, that, as there is a hope and
expectation that ho will spend some month
hero tho coining winter, it would he better for
him after the election, to lead on tho work to
highor stages of advancement and perfection.
But we aro driven into a full discussion of the
whole subject, in almost every meeting. Wo
have, of course, to give tho reason why we do
not vote. Then they tell us wo arc in no way
responsible for slavery by voting. That thry
have just heard Giddings, Hale, Julian, Honilin
and others, nil of whom are now, or havo jut
been In the State, and that there ii no difference
ichateter, betireen that men aiul Oerrit Smith.
Thus every day, I have been told by tho most
prominent men of tho party,-that Mr. Smith is
on their platform, is electioneering for tho Freo
Soil candidates, and will vote for them in No
vember. The people here aro on this side of tlio con
troversy, and view aa anti-slavery, tho Consti
tution. And should Gcrrit or Frederick Doug
Hss come and lecture among them, it seems to
mo not a Free Democrat of tho wholo of them,
except tho w ire pullers, would dissent from one
of their opinion. And the leaders and cloc
toonccrcr of the party leave it so j consequent
ly when wo approach them with truth on tho
subject, they seem amazed, eomo doubt, and
many deny altogether. The Freo Soil party is
not behind tho other parties, in such kinds of
party chicanery and manoeuvring. I am ful
ly persuaded that a vast multitude of votes will
bo obtained by this stroko of policy at tho ap
proaching election, that otherwiso would bo
given to tho party of Gerrit Smith, or elso the
votcra would stay away from tho polls. I won
der tho ' Liberty Party" men do not look to
Anew Free Soil papor has just been issued
at Detroit, and so we aro doing nearer to noth
ing, (if possible) than before, for the Bugle.
Ohio must yet regard thia 6tato as missionary
ground, and act accordingly.
Yours in haste,
A Catholic Bull. Tho Catholic in Louis
ville are about to have tho largest bell in the
United Btatos. It is to bo six feet high ton
feet in diameter at tlip bottom and to weigh
10,000 lbs. .
To Friends of The Anti-Slavery Canse.
Txab Fiijiis i The Exocutive Committee
of tho W etern Anli-SUvory Society make
their appeal to all tho Friend of the Slav in
tho est, and to yon in particular, to give them
aid In their work. That work ia tho renovation j
of publlo sentiment, and tho chango of publio
and individual conduct in regard to American
Slavery. Tho time is auspicious. The minda
of the peoplo aro awako. We ask of you tho
moans, vigorously to prosecute the work.
The Committco aro desiroua of austaining an
Increased system of Agencies during tho winter.
To enable us to do this, tho present appeal is
made. Calls como in upon us from all quar
ters, to which wo aro obliged to turn a deaf ear.
Our own Stato is ripo for the harvest. Largo
portiona of it have never been visited by tho
Anti-Slavery lecturer. From many euch pla
ces there aro urgont calls for aid, and the Ant!
Slavery section need continual culture. While
Western Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana, and
J1""01"' N within our cspocial field, aro greatly
,n nCcJ f lttb'' F""" ,nSn3r VOri,0nt f thU
T.st territory, they are clamorous for the l.ving
BprBKCr, T HU BIIU41 IMl-Ulill W VIICIU WIV gwsyi'l
Wo have now four Agents in the field, with
the prospect of the fifth soon to enter, beside
Mr. Pillsbury, who is laboring aa the Agent of
the American Antl-Slavcry Society. But w hat
arc these with such a territory But even thia
number w e cannot maintain w ithout an increase
of our present means. Shall we dismiss our
agents Their number should bo augmented.
Your response to this appeal will decide the
course of tho committee, and number of our
At the last anniversary it was proposed to
raise an annual fund, for five years, by subferip
tions of five dollars per annum for that period.
Olio hundred such subscribers wcro obtained on
tho spot. A few have sinco been added. Will
you not, Dtar Frirr.ds, who read this, swell
tho list by immediately enclosing fivo dollars
for the present year, and your pledge for tho
four yeura to come.
As an inducement to somo of you wo may
say, that two Friends in tho West, havo prom
ised jointly to pay into tho treasury aix hun
dred dollar at our next annual meeting, pro
vided tho liko sum shall be subscribed and paid
between this and that timo by others. Let the
committco have at least this amount pledged at
once, and they will bo encouraged to go fur
ward. Within the last throe months, hundred of
thousands of dollars havo been expended by
Whigs and Democrats for the success of their
principles and measure. Shall tho friends of
freedom be delinquent and parsimonious, when
the allies of slavery aro thus active and liberal 1
Anti-Slavery politiciana have been abundant in
their Uliora and profuse in thoir contribution
during tho present campaign. We ask for
your aid that under more favorablo circumstan
ce,, wo may mould tho public mind. Whon
tho furor of party spirit and partizan prejudice
shall havo becomo comparatively quiet, we do-
sire to meet the peoplo with facts, arguments
and appeal in behalf of justice. Thus alone
will they be induced to tuko right positions in
regard to slavery to cmancipato thcmsclvca
from it oppressive burdens, and extend a help
ing hand to the perishing slave.
Don't wait for an agent to visit and urgo you
to give. That cost money which should be a
needless expenditure. Send at onco your con-
tributinns and your pledgee to our Trcusurcr,
McMillan, S.ilcm, O. And tho Com-
mittco promiso to expend the money according
their best judgment and ability for tho d-
of the cause.
Signed in behalf of tho Executive Commit-
tee, SARAH HOWN,
M. R ROBINSON.
SALEM, October 20,1852.
Is Gen, Scott a Slaveholder!
Whether thcro is any truth in this charge,
that General Scoit ia a slaveholder, wo cannot
say. If it bo so, it is news to us. Wo can
only givo whig authority for the assertion, a
specie of evidence not always rclioblo. Who-
thrr truo or not, the following paragraph fiom
a whig paper, tho Mississippi Argus, shows
their manner of electioneering fur him in the
"But Gen. Scott is alto prccnted to ut by
his friend a tho man whom it i our interest
10 eievaio io too i resiliency, anu lo oouuioin
men witn aouincrn imeresw, ne present claim
for their suffrage of no small weight. Barn
among vi, reared m our miM, educated in the
South, idctitified in perion and property with ue
FOR GENERAL SCOIT OWNS SLAYE3.
IT 13 NOT GENERALLY
MARRIED On the 12'.h inst., by Rev. R.
Biown, Wm. Laiud Hazlltt, M. D., of Salem,
Columbiana county, Ohio, to Mis Sarah Janr
Fouiie, of Now Hugcrslown, Carroll county, O.
Slavbhv in New Mexico. Horace Mann in
hi recent lottcr to hi constituents says on tho
authority of Judgo Houghton, (a Judge in that
territory), that there aro not let than twelit
hundred alavo in the territory.
Ohuulin Colleqi. Tho Catalogue of thi
institution give the number oi it atudctita a
follow: Theological department 20 College
proper 61 Teacher's C'ourso 400 Femalo do
purtuicnt 459 Total 1027.
New York Tribune. The last number
of tlii paper are much improved to tha eye
by the iiao of now copper-faced type. Jts
entire circulation of ell issue, is 05,000.
Letter from Berlin.
BERLIN, October 10, 1852
, the constitution. He said, and said truly, that
' soon a a man enter thia confederacy and
'oils to live up to i's requirements, proves re
Joel , crcaut to his plcdje, ho is to all intents and
' purpose a Disunioiiist. Ho argued thut Con
to gres could not preclude slavery from the ter
vanccment ritorics for it precluded itself. That every lovo
Mr. EntTOBi What a timo we havo just
new. How mighty friendly the upper crust
are. Lav. vert. Doctor. &c. will ahake hand
with the common peoplo and call them their
dear friends, ask a'l about their welfare j how
their crop look, and how they prosper under
these trying times. They'll take your children
on their knee and tell you what dear little lei
Iowa they arc, how emart, &c. Could we not
by soma legerdemain contrive to have an elec
tion go off every day. It makes the dear peo
pie so much thought of. Berlin seems over
blcssed for it sixc. The old school house has
been kept aa warm for two weeks back as it
could well bear. Last evening, Mr. (I
won't tell you hia name) suflico to aay ho ia a
dear lover of the people, he can amilo moro
pleasantly and shake moro handa in a day than
you could tlukoa stick at in week. I heard
an anecdote that illustrated the character of the
man to a fraction. An old Dutchman, who
u"rrtu""'r owner of. free .oil ow,
that w disposed to be rather mischievous,
UlOi, 19 .lit WOUIQ KCCp UTCaK ing OVCV llXQ piUl-
form, and getting into the old man's corn. One
morning the old man got up, looked around, and
found tho old free soilcr gone. Ho calls to his
aon t Here you, Jake, get up mit you. Do old
sow Is broke truo do platform in do corn. Now
Jake you duke up dit tido ob dc creek, and I'll
take do tudder, and py suro we'll find her on
boff sides. But I intended w hon I commenced
to talk aome of the would like to be Hon. Dr.
Woods, of Warren. Ho and Mr. Gilson, wcro ot
Berlin on last Thursday ercning, to talk pattent
democracy to the dtar people. First the Dr.
had to eulogize thia great people and their
glorious Institutions. Ho next discussed the
grave and all important question of tho rclativo
merit of tho two candidate. I concluded be
fore he got through, he had, liko Hetty Lane's
man, undertaken a herculean tk. Gen. Scott
ought not to be elected because our government
was a civil government, and he knew of no gov
ernment but a military one, which precluded
the idea of his knowing how to manage civil
affairs. But Frank knew all about it, and by
tho by he wantod ue to bear in mind that Frank
could fijht too.
His next and last question was slavery, and
how very carefully ho commenced tho examin
ation lest ho should agitate. Ho talked more
boldly as be advanced. Iio gave a sketch of
the riso and progress of slavery. Then gavo
the Free Soilers a pretty sevcro handling. Sc.
vero because very near true. Ho asserted thut
tlio only difleretico between them on slavery
was a nicro abstract question. That ia the Freo
Soil party havo admitted to the States tho right
to hold property in their fellow man. And
hsve acknowledged the master's right under the
constitution, to recapture and to return to the
prison house of bondage the fugitive slave. He
thought it would mako but littlo difference to
tho alave, whether he was tnken back under the
constitution, or its agent tho fugitive slave law.
Tho only question, ho thought, with tho poor
slave would be, can I be taken back at all. He
contended inasmuch as wecsmc voluntarily into
this government wo wcro bound ni honest and
honorablo men to carry out tho requirements of
tho constitution, conscience to tho contrary not'
withstanding. Frank Pierce is the man lo be
depended on, to carry out the compromises of
holder who took hi slaves in any territory that
wcro free. So much for Dr.
Wood. Mr. Gilson followed Mr. Wood in a
short leviow of tho character of Joshua R. Gid
dings. Thinks he is a grand old rnsral in cheat
ing Uncle Sain out of money for extra mileage.
Your for the right,
Young People's Convention.
Tho following communication was received
immediately uftcr the meeting of the Convcn
tion, but we have been unable to find room for
it until now.
THE PEACE QUESTION.
Well Maiiiits : Tho Young People's Convcn
tion is over ond we have had nil sorts of a timi.
and a very good ono at that. We had there
. L. A. Hino from Cincinnati.to prove every body
and every thing innocent, except tho sin of
. ignorance, and that depend'd on circumstance,
Wc had also Mr. Frohock from Wcllsvillc to
prove that thcro wcro certain immutable, law
which could never be innocently violated
! lawa which mado lifo .acred and inviolable un-
dcr all circumstances. Sho portrayed the hor
ror of tho sword until sho awed 'he crowd into
a silent and deep conviction of its wrongs, and
touched in thoir minds tho fountain of living
water ; and when sho presented her resolution
that all war were wicked and inhuman tho
responsive, audible aye, guhcd Cuth.and God'a
green foilage round about echoed it back with a
tmilo. It cemed to strike a death blow at our
But qur Freo Democrocy soon came to her
aid. It seemed to think that some time.it would
get the government into its own hands and thon
it would need tho bloody instrument to enforce
her laws. So, quick as thought could bo writ
ten out, Barclay C. Gilbert drew up and pro
aentcd a resolution asserting that without res
ervation, it was the duty of every person to go
to the poll and vote. But it w as no go. The
living waters still moved, until they turned up
another resolution, in eattenco the same a tho
first, vis; That ballot box and government
were each baaed upon the aword, and therefore
no philanthropist ahould voto
Then came squirming, and bantering and
uireaicninp, that before it should j)ass,tljo mcct-
ing should continue till night, and from night
till morning. It however adjonrned to meet at
the Town Hall at seven o'clock, to discuss the
resolution. To mo it seemed that some of the
speskcrs tried to evado the true issuo. Some
told us that Calhoun was an honest man and
Webster ditto. Wo were told that slavery a
very wrong, but very proper in its place, while
others claimed thst if they should get the gov
ernment once Into their hsnds, it' would be
peaceful. Other saw thia would not do, and "
took the true issue, that the sword was essen
tially nccossary. Then came a call for L. A.
lline. Ho appeared and said that circumstan
ces had changed the sword in tho hand of the "
government. It had become one of Qod'e
blessing. Ho labored hard to prove that it had
been ond would bo a very necessary Instrument
until such time a it had to far reformed the
people that they could do without it. William
Mycr did'nt sec how this could be. Ha tho't
ho never had uch right himclf, and therefore
could not delegate it to any collective body.
Tho meeting finally adjourned without any vote
on tho resolution. - ,
The great objection to peace principle I,
"they are not practicable" "can't be carried
out." Well, the declaration of independence
teaches that all men aro of right free and equal.
Thia principle I no moro carried out than the
other. Who says therefore it is not true
Yours, , E. KRWIN.
Rr.cr.mi. Will puhyrribcre who owe fur ,
the lliiple look nt our iiinner receipt for the
Inst few weeks. Tlmso who do lite work on
llic riper tired tlio money semi it on with
out ilelny if jnu are in nrr-nrn.
Poutaok. Biilisi-riliciKto the liuglenliotiM
remember tluit by paying their postage in
nilvniice, it will amount lo only thirteen cent
n jeir lo nny suliiriibcr in Ohio and only
twimty-six cent a year nny where in the U.
S. out of Ohio.
Tub Pncx i.F.ni.Mia of the A.iiU'At, Mer.T
i no or PnoaRESMvr. Fiukspx. This pumph- ,
let i now renily fur ilistnluition. Thoeo
wii-hing tliriu fnrvvniileil by mail aiinulil sc.
company their order with stumps fur the
To the Friends of Free Discussion.
The undersigned eolicitou for the ad
vancement of tho cause of Truth end Hu
manity, hereby invite nil who are friendly to
free ilifK-tipsioi), to ntieiul a Convention to h
held ft Salem, Ohio, on Saturday, Sunday
nml Moinlny, l.'iili, I4ili,auil 15ili of Noveui
lcr iirxt, fur tho ptirpnso of freely nnd fully
cin.vnnaii1(r thn ORIGIN', AUTHORITY
AM) IXFI.fLNCE OF THE JEWISH
AM) CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES.
Thia invitation i not given to uny particu
lar clues of PliiloMiplu-n, Theologian or
1 liiukcr, but ia in good liiiili, extended to
nil who feel on intercut in the examinnliou
of the question nliovo stated. There ate
tunny who believe thnt n mipernnturnl Reve
lation linn been given to innti ; many other
w ho deny lliic, nml a large iiiiinlier who ere
nlllicted with perplexing double trembling
between the silent nki-pl'irism of their reason
ami tlio (ear of absolute denial. In nulling
n cull for a Convention we havo in view the '
coneciioii of error by which pnrty soever
entertained, nnd the relief of llioee who stand
between doubt mid fear from their embarraa
Home inny have no doubt thut the Jewish
and Christian Scriptures have subserved an
iinpoiiuiit end, nml yet believe thai their
luiiision ia nearly completed and tnuat be
Mipcri-cilid by o new dispensation) some
may believo I lint their influence Iio been
prejudicial in every roped, and that they
have been u cume rather than n bleating to
maiihiuil, otheis may believe them a ierfeet
record of the Divine will to man good iu
the past nnd for nil lime Income j ond other
Mill may deny the plenary inspiration of the
llilile, discarding inurli of tho Old Teata
uieiil, nnd receiving most or nil of the New.
Slill audi diversity of opinion instead of
prejudicing the interest nod good rewilu
which ought to attend such a Convention,
will rattier tend to incrcasu ita interest and
ciirnneu ita value to tho cause of Truth.
DotiliilcM n free interchange of thought i
the heat mode of cxe'uing inquiry and of ar
riving nt tho Truth.
Ho who hat a Truth and koepa it.
Keeps what not to him belongs;
But performs a acllish action
And hia lullow mortal wrongs."
We invite, therefore, nil who feel an inte
rest in this ipicHiion, without distinction of
sex, color, sect, or party, to come together,
that wo tuny sit down like brethren in a
rnmuiiiiiion lieforo the altar of intellectual
nnd apiiitiiiil Freedom.
JOSEPH BARKER, Milwood,
L. A. IIINE, Cinrimidli,
THOMAS SHARP, Sulem,
WM. WATSON, Lowell,
JOSEPH SMITH, New Brighton, Pa.
MH.O A. TOWN si END,
SAMUEL BROOKE, Salem. O.
T. I). TOMLINSON,
JAMES BARN A BY,
M. R. ROBINSON,
MARY L. (JILBF.RT, Marlboro. .
HENRY C. WRKJirr,
DAVID I,. fJALBREATII, N. Garden,
ES I I I ER A N N IX K EN 8,
LAURA BARNABY, Sulimi,
HARRIET N. TORREY, Turkman.
K. (i. THOMAS, Marlboro, O.
GEORGE PIERCE, Bait, Pa.
WM. LLOYD GARRISON, Boston, M. '
L. V. lilERCE, Akron, O. '
Paper fuvornbjo o Freo Investigation, -
please copy, ' ' 1