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From the New York Evening Post.
THE PANAMA RAILROAD.
ASPINWALL, Sept. 22, 1853.
Th distance from Aspinwall (Navy Buy) on the
Atlantic of the Isthmus to Ps.in.ui a on the Tn-
cifie tide, by the surveyed route of the railway, is
49 mile. The most cleva'tsd point of laiid crone J
by the track, called the Summit Level, is two hun
dred end seventy-six feet above high tide at Atpir,
Tliii U about midway bet neon Gorgona and Pan
im, and about ten miles from cither place. An
there le to be cutting f from LO to C5 feet at the
summit, the elevation of the railroad truck, when
high tide, on the Atlantic tide, w ill be only atsiut
250 feet. The steepct grade upon the roud w ill I '
about tO feet in a nule, but this will be confined to
one mile on the Puxuma cole, in il,e descent from
the Summit Level, there w ill m no grade of mure
than 50 feet to the mile.
The general course and direction of the railroad
from Aspinwnll to Panama is from in.rthwo.-t to
southeast. This statement in scarcely credited by
most persons uiiai-quuiiil.-d with the t.nrrn hii'4il
peculiarities of this region. It is difficult to under
stand how Aspinwnll. up.m the Atlantic and eastern
side of the American rontincnt, ii nt I be further i
to the west than Panama, which lies upon the Pn
rifie and western fide of the eotitiiient : yet such is
the fact the longitude of Panama west from Green
wich being decrees, 81 minute; while that of
Aspinwnll ii about 79 d.'grc", ;" minutes. Pnn
imil in situated furth'-r to the south than Aspinwall.
the latter being in iiImiuI V decree, 21 minutes north
latitude, while the latitude of P.innum is f degrees,
57 minutes north. The facta are accounted for by
the ahapc of the " neck of lind'' connecting North
and South America, and which, in thin region, in
stead of running from north to south, extend; nearly
from cast to rest.
The breadth of guago of the railroad is feet,
and tho sharpest curvo is one of fifteen degrees,
which) occurs at Bojio Solado, at a liivtt.iirc of 17
mile from Aspinwnll, Preparations are now mak
ing to reduce this to a curve of 10 or 12 degrees.
When the road is completed there is'lo be no sharper
curve than one of 12 degrees.
By A curve of any given number of degree, en
gineers upon railroad tracks intend an are of n
circle containing the pit on number of degrees, the
ehord of which arc is 100 foot in length
The iron rail used in the construction of the road.
Is brought from Wnlcs nnd is what is called the
heavy U rail, neighing CO lbs. to tho yard. The
company ore now receiving some heavy T rail,
which will bo usod in completing tho road.
Tho first approximation of the railroad to the
Chagrcs river is at Guttin, a natire "puchla," or
hamlet, at a distance of seven and a half milesfrm
Aspinwall, thence continuing up said moron its
northeastern side, sometimes following tho stream
closely, and at others at a distance of two or even
four'milos ; crossingtheGatun river, (a considerable
stream, emptying itself into the Chagrcs,) about
on mile abovo the Gutun station on a substantial
bridge and several smaller streams before reaching'
Barbacoas, the present terminus.
This (Barbacoas) is the point selected by tho en
gineer for the erection of a bridge on which the
rood is to b laid across the river, which at this poiut
makes One of it sudden turns, and for a short dis
tune flow nearly from northeast to southwest,
After crossing the river, the road continues on in
tli valley of tho Chagres to Gorgona, and some
3 mile above that town, whero it is to leave the
river, and continues on in a southeasterly course to
the height of land between tho two oceans, in a di
rection towards Panama.
The bridge across the Chagrcs river, extending
from Barb-nous on tho uortlioaa'crly bank to San
Pablo on tho southwesterly hank, will, whon com
plotod, be an imposing ns well as costly structure
The distance in tht clear, between tho abutments,
U six hundred and twenty-four feet. There arc
three piers, beside the abutments, to support the
bridge. These piers, as well as tho abutments, ore
of the most substantial mason-work, the ttor.o being
laid in hydraulic cemeut. The lirst two spans at
th northerly endof tho bridge, will be forty-two
feet above ordinary low water in the river channel,
and the track itself will be five feet higher thun the
bottom of the bridge. Both the abutments and all
the piers are completed, as is also the first span of
All the timbers and wood-work of this bridge
were constructed at Daricn, Georgia, nnd brought
thence to this oountry, soveral months since, where
it baa beea waiting tho movements of the contrac
tor who wcro to have put it up. Tho first rpan
was nexrly completed scicral months since, when
a suddeu riao in tho river, cau'ed by heavy rains iu
the mountains, swept away tho whole stnicturo,
w ith several men who happened to be upon it at
th moment whon it gave way. The men, however.
war aaved, but th span of the bridge has to be
replaced by another, which had to be sent out from
th States. This disaster was mainly owing to the
InsuOoioncy of the trussel work or scaffolding on
whioh the unfinished structure rested, and it will
retard the work two or throo months.
A company of men placod by Col. Tottcn under
ebargo of Mr. B. F. Bates, who has been for a long
time ono of the superintendents of the railroad,
hv been carrying forward the work of replacing
the lost bridgo with complote success. Tho space
of 200 feot now completed his olroady withstood the
force of soveral floods. Tho false work has all been
removed, and the bridge proves to be what it was
. dgsigned for, a noblo structure. During tho three
month in which Mr. B ites has boon employed in
th erection of this bridge, not a single man has
been injured by accident, and only a few cases of
ordinary sickness havo occurred.
The steamer Falcon, which is to take the passen
gers, mails, specie, tc, designed for the Georgia,
will Wave in a fow hours, and I must close this.
Whether it will evor rea'-h Now Y'ork under the
present sUto of affairs on this line, seems to be a
rase of wbat the natives call, Quirn Sat, rtt.
. Sri.r Sal into Slavikt. A singular instance
of a colored man selling himself into slavery, was
brought out in tho Mayor's Court, in Richmond, Ya.
hut week. A man named Jones, a witness iu a
am of larceny, itatod that he was the slave of
Mr.Corrington, while the Book of the listings
Court showed hiin to bo a freo man. On examina
tion it appeared that Jones was emancipated in
Richmond in 1851, aud that appended to tho crl
dsuc of hi froodorn was an injunction from the
Court to leave the State on penalty of being sold
for th benefit of the State. Instead of doing so,
it appeared that he cold himself to Mr. Corrington,
and hd aotually received part of the purchase
Kioaej" at 'he time of sale. The Mayor slated in
trong tnu hi convictions, that tho whole pro
ceeding wo illegal, and that tho State had claims
tor forfeiture which could he enforced' In' spite of
(he negro's self sale; but for the purple of bringing!
the novel question before a higher Court, he had
the man held to a herring before the next Hustings
Court, on the charge of remaining iu tho Common
wealth contrary to law.
A REVOLUTION IN JOURNALISM.
la the reviewofthe Exhibition of ps per at the
Crystal Palace, which we publish this morning. Is
a notice of a new discovery which promises to work
a revolution In the production of newspapers as well
as of books. We refer to the straw paper of Mr.
Mcli.icr, n French chemist nnd manufacturer. This
article is made entirely from straw, and as wo Can
testify, lifter a careful examination of specimens o(
various qualities, is'as g"od as can be made of rags.
IIv a new chemical process, the invention reduces
the fibre of straw or other vegelnblo siihsistaco int
duly, which, we Icleive, is then finished as paper
by the ordinary method. The advantage of the
no of straw comes from its exceeding cheapness
and abundance. Itngs ure senr e, and as tho de
mand fir paper increases, becomes dearer, but there
in little danger of a short supply of straw- To dis
cover a way of using it for paper has long been
desiderated, but until Mr. M.-llicr. no seeker had
found it nut. We arc informed that his process is
simple, and cheap, anil that nhrn he ceases to claim
compensation "as patentee for it" .pe, tho pri.cof
paper cannot but full very considerably. This will
work a revolution in our journals. It will enable
those paper which arc now printed on small Oiinsy
and dirty sheets to imitate the cxamplo of Tnr ;
Taint'.vt, nud assume nn nppearnnee nioro worthy
of metropolitan journals; and it will enable us tn
uocven better and more substantial paper than .
tnnt wo employ nl present, l lie printing ot nooks
will nlo be cheapened and improved by this great
Anotherinvetion of a churn "lor no less interesting
and iuip.irtrnt to the publishers of journals of large
circulation, has been patented by Mr. Viito
Bi.At JtoXT, acitizrn ofNcw-York, though of French
birth. It in a printing press, which at a moderate
rate of speed, will deliver thirty thauiutwl sheets
printed on both sides in a single hour! Its movement
combines the original principals of Napier, which
nro applied by Hoo in his great press, with some
new and beautifully simple arrangements and devi
ces of the inventor. It hm a hirpe central cylinder
liko the Hoe prc.-s, on which nrc fastened the forms
for both sides of the sheet to be printed, i lie typ
arc held fast by Hoe's patent column-rules.
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sing wiin men io ieeu inc sepcraiesore.ni.s ..."ii.ur.
This stripe or band .Mr. Beaumont i
oranges vcrry ingeniously; he avoids the inconve
niences iusepcrable from having it in the form of n
roll by laying it iu a pile, folded backward and
forward like a peice of broad, loth; one end of this
pilo is put initntho press, which then draws in its
own supply without tearing or straining the paper.
till tho wholo sheet has passed throng. As there
nre no feeders, room is obtained for additional i
cylinders; a moderate sued press will have
twelve of tbeso, and will require three hands to run
it, twoofthom being employed in carrying nnd
looking aftor tho paper. Each twelve, cylinder
press will work for of these continuous sheets at a
time, or one to each three of its cylindes. Each
sheet will pass twice through; at its fiirst passage i
one of its sides will be entirely printed, the forms
of tho newspaper being impressed on it alternately.
As it comes out, tho machine lays it back again in
tho same sort (fa pile, so that when it is all done,
the attendent supplies its placo with a fresh pile,
aud thcu carries it to the propor spot for it to be
taken up nnd passed through the second time which
prints the sido left blank before. Then the me
chanism passes it along to the knives which cut the
sheets opart, while another contrivance puts them
in noat piles ready for the curriers. Thcso knives
. j:r i i
aro very ingenious, a serious iiruiiy ..as wen
expeneucoo inoiuermacmi.es uosignou to prim a
continuous sncct, uoin mo lacituat (in oruuiary
knife cannot be relied on to cut paper which is wet
enough fur printing. This inconvenience Mr. Beau
raout obviates by making his serrated, or saw shaped
knives with loug and acute tooth. Tho points of
the teeth easily pierce the paper, and once hiving
obtnined an entrance, the cutting is completed in
These aro the cheif feature of what we consider
a vory admirble invention. No presses have yet
been built on this plan, but whon wo stato that Mr.
Hot has purchased the patent and is now ready to
iko them wo say enough to conviuce practical
men that our opinion is well founded. c suposo
that this press must supcrsedo all others, for every
where great rapidity is roquircd. And though the
two of Hob's great presses which wc now use have
cost us a largo sum of money, wo look forward to
being compelled at no distant day to abandon them
for machines of Beaumont's patent in order to sup
ply tho cuormous nnd increasing numbers of Tue
Tribcne domanded by the puplie.
Tut Fugitive Slave Law. A despatch from
Washington, dated Oct. 4th, contain the follow
ing hem of intelligence.
The Department of the Interior yestorday recei
ved a letter from Col. Wynkoop, Marshal of the
Eastern District of Pennsylvania, stating that three
of his Deputies wero on the point of being arrested
on a state warrant, cnarging mem win. noiou. or
illegal conduct, in tho execution of a warrant of;
Justice Goer of the Supremo Court, for the arrest
of negro claimed a. a slave by I,ha... Koith f
The Marshal asks authority to employ counsel
and incur the uoeossury expensos for defending the
Tho Secretary replied by telegraph, directing
him to loso no timo iu consulting the District At
torney, and takiug any measures fur the defonce
that ho might dcoin noccssary, assuring him that
the department and the wholo government are de
termined at all hazards, and at any cost, to carry
out the provisions of the Fugitive Slave Law.
Sinoi'Las Decision. two policemen in Cincin
nati named Hardin and Bloom wore lately pros
ecuted for attempting to kidnap a negro named
v atkins. They had their trial on N ednosday last
and were acquitted, the Judge ruling that a Wat
kins was a negro, the law spposed him to be a lae
until tho contrary was proven. No wondor the
Pitipinnal. iinru... minfr.,1 ii.i.i.ri4. K.,.1. a .I.a
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decision nnd the grounds for it. It won d bo qu te
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as legitimate, and certainly not vast y wide of the
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mark, to arguo that because the Judge wears ears
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uo iousv o. uecossity uo an ass, ?itrinirheii
LADIES OF RANDOLPH.
All honor to the noble and devoted Temperance
Ladietl of Randolph. On Tuesday they had a Bub
lot Box of their own, and though the movement
was not generally known, east a respectable vote.
The following i the certificate of tfte ,fndg4 and
Clerks: ..... .. ." . ..
At an election held at the centre of Randolph by
the Ladies on the 11th day of October 1853, we do
hereby certify that the whole number of votes pol
led at raid election was fifty-seven, and that "Maine
! Law" had lift v-seven votes, and Anti-Main Law
CYNTHIA M. rnicR.
SOPHRONIA C. SM ALLEY
E. AxtoisettMeihi. 1 .
SorimoMA C. Smaller J ClerM
We nro assured by a gentleman from Randolph,
that tho Indies there induced many to vote for
Brown, whe would otherwise have voted for Coch
ron. Have nut the Randolph ladies presented an
example worthy of imitation. Hurenna Star.
(l!)c CVnti-Slaucri) Bugle.
Kulem. Ohio, tofocr 9'i, this.
MR. GARRISON IN OHIO.
Mr. Garrison will attend meetings in Ohio as fol
lows to commence at 10 o'clock A. M.
Weymouth, Medina County Wednesday the 20:h
Ravenna, Portage Co, Friday 18.
Salem, Columbiana Co. Sunday 30th.
Paincsvillo; Luke Co. Wednesday Nov. 2.
Jefferson, Ashtabula Co. Friday -It ti.
The abolitionists in the neighborhood of thce
.,,.. . im,ono ,i(,U ,lno i,l ivc Mr.
(;,irri,n j,1Vous ureetinc. Will tho friends at
the different places seo to tho procuring of houses
to the circulating of intelligence of the mcctingand
0.lor npo,if arrangements.
ta We regret to announce that our respected
brother, J. W. Walker, will probably not be able
to attend tho Slate convention at Adrian. He is
watching daily nnd nightly by tho bedside of his
daughter, our little friend Kate, who is sick, very
sick, of Typhoid Fever, at the house of a friend in
Salem. She was taken ill while on a visit with
her Father, to tho Col. Co. Fair.
e reel and deplore them, and long Tor their alle
priuting vi.ition or removal. Let us then inqnirc into their
""starting point, vir... that man 's character, at auv
L; j k. . .k . , .
Iwrl" between birth and maturity, Is the product
Ir . . . , , ' . . rro.un .
or organisation and educat on, aud but few will bo
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ifouna wlu are ready to neknonledzn t ie eor-
On Saturday evening Inst, our towns- n ere
favored, highly favored as wo oeneoive, with a
lecture from Ernestine L. Rose, on tho cause of
social evils. She dealt kindly but severely with
the classes of socio! v she selected to illustrate her
subject. Wo think that but few will deny her ns-
itii.n. Mint isolated sell-interest is the .ir.iiinrr rsnse
!r ..:i n.. ih .1. . M l
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e tear it will too long remain ns it too long lias
been, n subject for baseless theories of right and
To the kindness of a friend we are indebted for
the following brief outline of the lecture. A more
full report would havo given a better idea of the
good, the philanthropic spirit of the lecturer.
That there are many social evils, we all know.
cause, that wc may know Aoic to remove them
They do not originate in any natural deformity
or weakness of human nature. Human naturo is
good. Nor need we look for tho cause of our social
evils in the displeasure of any higher being. - They
originate in misdirected self-interest. Take slavery,
intemperance and war j they have all ono cause,.
the opposition of interests, misdirected self-interest.
Tho slaveholder naturally, is no more do-
praved or carnal than other nion. He has no
natural desire for tho degradation of his fellow
beings ; but in the present state of things, the
degradation nud cnsluvcment of human beings
seems to bo his interest. So with intemperance
Tbcmakcrs and vonders of alcoholic drinks think it
thoir interest to supply those drinks, and encourage
men to consumo thera. So with war. Rulers think
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n.g.ier ...mors ..j wr. .u.-.. .ra.u ...cms -.v.o u-...;
iu oicm.. uiuin vm, h ihu i.i uku s uwh
interest tempts men to enslave, to corrupt and des
troy thoir fellows.
It is tho same with the capitalist and manufac
turer. The slaveholder can extort wealth from his
victims by tho whip; the capitalist and manufac
turer can extort wealth from their fellows by the
threat of starvation. The evil is the smnc in kind,
though less in degree. Beforo these evils can be
ouded, men' iutcrests must bo harmonized.
Wo will explain ourbdve s more fully. Look at
tho tho threo loading professions, Law, Medicine,
' ""d Theology. Tho lawyer, the doctor, and the
clergyman nro not naturally bad, but thev are su
circumstanced thai it is the interest uf each to per
petuate great evils. Tlio lawyer lives nnd grows
wealthy by contention j the doctor, by disease j the
lergyman, by perpetuating credulity and supersti
tion j all by ignorance. Tako away contention,
disease, superntition and i;;noraiico, tuid their occu
pations nre all gone When tho lawyer says, in
his morning prayer, "Give mo this day my daily
bread," he says, in effect, "Multiply disputes and
quarrels." When tho doctor uses this pruyor, it
means "Send agues and fevers; send cholera and
plagues ; keep men in ignorance of the law of
health and lifo, that they may nlwaye injure their
health, and need my aid." When the clergyman
offers it, it moans, " Keep tho people ignorant,
So with other classos. Even tho farmer finds his
intoroat ; mi(lfo,.iullc, and ,uirt.ringN of 0,cr,.
. r.niifiln Eurone raise, the ri,-s,,r m,i....
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Hence the fanner is tempted to wish for dearth
among the nations.
u is vain to expect our sochil evils to cense, so
long us every one has nn interest in perpetuating
thorn. Make it men's Interest to prevent or abate
social evils, and evil will diminish. Bc-nrgnnizc
society, hiirmouije uicu's interests, make it every
olio's interest to incroaso and spread knovt ledge, to
encourage a spirit of freedom nnd independence,
and to placo all in prosperity, and peace and plenty
and comfort will everywhere prevuil. War, intem
perance, slavery, theft will disnppear; prisons will
jbeno moro necessary ; pauperism nnd crime will
oo no moro ; tho world will become a paradise.
A largo audience assembled in the Town Hall,
early on Sunday evening, to hear a lecture from
the same speaker on tho Formation of Character.
The lecture was a mine of thought, si comprehen
sive was the view she took of the sulceet Few
will be found to differ in opinion with her, in the
rnctness of her inferences, deductions nnd conclu
sions, based upon this fact. Hie spoke over two
t urs the an.liein o manifestly deeply Interested
At the close of her lecture, in the spirit of gieat
mnuness, she exhorted her hearors to strive for
the "good tune c ng," when jwaee shall tak
the place of war, freedom that "of slavery, c. c
l nanqea with linr eloquence, and forgetful of
oditorial duties,, we failed to do ns we should have
done, luke note on llie spot f,,r ,iur readers. . :
EDITORIALS BY THE WAYSIDE.
ADRIAN, Michigan, Oct, 9th, 1853.
as. hurriedly left homo on
Thursday last, that I might catch some of the last
of the rich feast of intellect, truth and love, which
was spread at Cleveland last week, with the Inten
tion of returning immediately after the close of the
convention. But instead of being at home to give
you paper this week, I am here in Michigan this
glorious October Sunday, at the pleasant home of
our friends the Chandler's, But though absent, I
will not forget you, nor the groat object to which
the Bugle is consecrated. You shall have jottings
of such thoughts and sketches of such incidents as
I find tinio and opportunity to give you, by the
way side. Mr good wifo at home, and other faith
ful abolitionists, will I dare say, more than make
up my luck of service, so that yu shall bo no
Infers by my absence.
It was a grnnd ono. Grand in its moral sublim
ity, in Its fidelity, in Its comprehensive, world-
wido philanthropy, The Woman's Right move-
mcnt as presented by the principle and action of;
that convention, is no "extraneous topic" to nn
anti-slavery newspaper. It is anti-shivery itself,
in one of its purest, most comprehensive and effee-
live forms. Every truth it utters for woman is a
truth uttered for tho chatttl-lioiimi iromnn, no less
than for her sister, disfranchised by law, wronged
by social custom, or robbed by pecuniary usage.
The convention was remarkable for the power audi
versatility of its talent for the expansive compre
hensiveness of its spirit for the liltornlity of its
platform for tho. marked individuality of its
prominent and Controlling members and for the
unity and singleness of its mirnose. It sowed
ffood seed with no stinted hand, and much of it
will find a genial soil nhich shall not fail to ripen
it into precious fruit. We cannot here attempt
any delnil of the convention's proceedings. Our,
readers will find then, risen hero.
A FREE PLATFORM.
All wont on smoothly in tho convention tilt Mr.
Barker introduced tho question of tho toachings of
tho Bible, In tho purposes of tho movement. Then
there wore manifestations of deep anxiety among
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some of tho friends, and strong manifestations of
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displeasure among the orthodox indifferent, nn.P
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oruiouo (mii losers, i no cxiremesi aiuerenccs oi
opinion were expressed, but neither differences of
opinion, nor fear of consequences, could Induce
the heroic women to limit discussion, or narrow
their platform. In this they were truo aliko to
themselves and their cnusc, and have rendered
good service to truth nud freedom. Thanks to
them for their fidelity. Their cause will not suffer
because they wcro true to freo speech. I'pon this
hangs their success.
THE BIBLE AND WOMAN'S RIGHTS.
frankly and fairly, "What docs the Bible teach in
regard to Womnn's Rights? ' Straugely, for once,
he found himself iu agreement with the priesthood.
Ha thought with them that tho Biblo taught tho
inferiority and rightful subjection of woman to
man. Nevertheless he was the friend and advocate
of Woman's Rights. Ho would rather discard the
authority of tho book, and do justice to woman,
than sustain tho honk in its inculcation of wrong.
Miss Antoinctto L. Brown said that if it was
decided that the Bible was opposed to tho objects
they sought, she should be compelled to sido with
justice nnd right rather than with the Bible. But
she was roduccd to no such alternative Tho Bible
taught an opposite doctrine, and sho proeccdod to
give a favorable exegesis of the objectionable pass
ages which Mr. Barker had quoted.
Dr. ev.n, ns Miss Browu was a "voung wo-
n j cnevolcntlv came lo her help a ho said
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ju our jUligUien,i i,e glvc lcr caU(,c i;tll0 n;,
ni, rllnt wns j;,,,,;,,;,, misrepresentation
of Mr. Barker's remarks were gross, nnd his per
severance in them lifter correction, was not calcu
lated to impress one at all favorably of his honesty.
Mr. Garrison, full t f indignation at his course,
burst forth with the unparliamentary, but certainly
merited insertion, tlint M r. r.i in "Itml llin sidri. nl'n
rowdy and a blackguard '." It bronchi d,. n storms
of hisses and subsequently a very harmless, cow.
ardly, and ludicrously personal
ASSAULT UPON MR. GARRISON.
was on wise
Mr. Garrison, who after tho adjournment, had
delayed to pass from tho Hall, till the whole audi
ence had retired, met at tho duor as he passed out,
some three or four nieu waiting his appearance
.Said ono of them, a brother of Dr. Noviu :
Mr. Garrison, I wish to speak to you.
Mr. G. Will you walk into this room?
Brother. Y'ou said Dr. Net-in hod the spirit of ft
rowdy and a blackguard, did you?
Mr. G. I did.
Brother. Ho is a brother of mine.
Mr. 0. Ah!
Brothor. Did you mean what you said?
Mr. G. Certuinly. I always mean what I say.
Brother. Y'ou said it. Did you?
Mr. 0. Yes.
Brother. And you meant it?
Mr. G. Yes.
Brother. Y'ou did, did you?
Mr. 0. Yo.
Brother. With courngo up to the snubbing
poiut. " You did, ha! Well then, take that."
thrusting his hand in Mr. Garrison's fuco, and
giving his nose a friendly tweak.
Mr. G. You call that a defence of your brothor,
Mr. G. Well, I am satisfiod if you are. And
Mr. Garrison passed on.
In minting the circumstance, Mr. Garrison re
marked that ho considered this cowardly personal
assault an fur more honorable than tho course of
the Reverend Doctor. A decision in which I most
While passing into tho city, the morning after
the nonvention, I took passsnge with a countryman,
who wss passing in bis buggy. Ha commenced
our acquaintance by the question, " Are you
Woman's Rights man?"
" Have you attonded the Convention?"
"So havo I." "Them women enn speak soino,
can't they? I attended the wholo of it. The
women are right. They ought to have all they
ask for. And they would get it right soon too,
it was not fur the priosts. I am afraid they will
discourage them, and prevent their success. They
will oppose it to tho utmost. Wumvi' Right
to the pries..., just what abolition i tu the slave
holder. It proposes to take away thoir power and
authority, and they will do anything to prevent it."
Porfectly agreeing with my sensible farmer friend,
in bis last remark, I left him with the assurance,
that though he rijfhily roiimule'd the (iiiesls, he 'lid
not do justice to the women. They were horoines,
who could neither be frightened nor conquered,
and would not be di scout aged,
MEETINGS IN ADRIAN.
Sumlai Ertning. Mr. Onrrison has spoken
twice to-day in Adrian in Odd Fellows' Hall, and i
both meetings crowded to its utmost capacity.
Tho audience listened with rapt attention, to every
word that fell from Mr. Garrison's lips. His ad
dresses were full of moral grandeur and sublimity.
He spako as one who had the authority of truth,
and the earnestness of a great purporc, and not as
the Scribes. Ho carried conviction to his hearers,
that the shite was the representative of Jesus.
lnui outcast and suiiering as ne was, o ignore ins I
cause was to deny Christ-to vindicate It while
iinjxipolar anil infamous, was to bear the cross
which Christ bore, and to do the work in Mi. rfo;, j
which Christ did in ... By fact and argument,
he demonstrated the utter folly of looking to the
r.p..lar church for reform. Had the oppressed
patriots of Italy anything to hope from the church
of Rome 7 Of curse not. since that rhurch was
itself the oppressor. IM the crushed Hungarians j
nT tninj? to lop0 from the Christianity of Austria.
Qf (nurse not, for that Christianity was the religion
0f 1B F.mperor, and the vast instrument of their'
oppression. And what more hail the slaves to
ilnne .. .nn onn,,!.. Christianity of the country,
where christians owned and held slaves, where
churches and ministers by song nnd sermon and
prayer and sacrament, blessed and sanctified the
hlll ,,j ,,ook hnnds in fraternal fellowship with
the sinner. It was a good time, and
doubtless result from the discussion.
I had the ploasure of mooting Miss Sallio Holley
here to-day. From all accounts she is doing an
excellent worn lor tno sinve in tnis region, one is
an admirable pioneer faithful nud uncompromis
ing, ns she is also most industrious and earnest,
Sho has just visited Petroit, nnd given two very
successful lectures there. Mr. and Mrs. Foster
following, were to speak there to-day, nnd next
Sunday Mr. Garrison is advertised for that city
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Reverence deprecated the action or the abolitionists.
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because they injured the came, lhey called the
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slaveholders ra.cn(, "Jlaniun call uie o rascal,
I put him out the door." (The Bishop is a foreigner.)
"Madam, you injure the cause: you should take
your sewing and sit in your parlor there you may
talk." Sj Catholic and Protestant Bishops arc well
agreed in regard to woman's sphere, as well as in
regnrd to abolitionists.
Miss Holley is accompanied by Miss Putnam, a
helper indeed, in her work. Miss 1 docs excellent
service to tho cause, by her hold and faithful advo
cacy of the causo in the sphere prescribed by His
Reverence, the Bishop of Petroit. If the Bishop
were to follow her awhile in her work, and mark its
influence, I strongly suspect he would still further
diminish, if he could, the diameter of her sphere.
THE RAILROAD COLLISION.
Mr. Edwin Comstock, under whose hospitable
roof I write, has just brought me a copy of last
week's Bugle 1 am not satisfied to let tho notice
it contains of the collision on tho Ohio nnd Penn
sylvania Railroad pass without a word of condem
nation of the criminal recklessness which occasioned
'I- Mr. Solomon W. Roberts, tho Superintend ant
an Chief Engineer on the road, was unquestionably
the man responsible for the occurrence. Tho result
was sad enough, but no thanks to Mr. Kol.orts, that
I 't wtt no' nwT f"1"' tll!n Admitting the
slatement published lust week, still Mr. Roberts
was guilty of gross nnd culpable recklessness. He
knew bis truin was behind tin.c -he telogrtiphrd to
1 ,he ,ra'" rrom ,'t,,,1'l"''" lo wait, and then without
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his message had been received, or if received, that
i the Conductor would think LckI to wait, ho pro
j ceeded on. At Strasburgh, the Conductor proposed
I to hack off upon the sido track, nnd wait till the
j train from Pittsburgh should pass. Mr. Roberts
'olijcctod. The Conductor told him they were nl"
I ready fiflren minutes on the time of the other truin.
! T1,0y ,mJ ",", 8pven In,le' trt r,ln ,0 'Vlli.t.tcc. Mr,
Roberts still insisted Ac itomM take, the re.ijiniiiliilitij,
and go himself upon the engine Tho Conductor
submitted. Mr. Roberts went upon tlio engine, but
how much good he did there, the result shows. They
ran about four niilej, when tho collision occurred
nt a curvo iu the road. Had ho oven then exercised
duo caution, by stopping and sending a man around
the curve, tho collision might have been prevented.
Ho did not, but recklessly proceeded. If no acci
dent had occured, such conduct in risking tlio saf
ety of three or four hundred human beings, proves
him utterly unfit to have the management of any
railroad. And if evor men deserve the infliction
of logal penalties for such nets, Mr. Roberts doscrves
to bo mado an example If tho railroad company
have any suitable regard to the safety of passengors
or tho reputation of tho road, they will displace
We have several times passed over the road with
Mr. Ely, the Conductor. Ho is a young man, but
be has ever seemed careful aud attentive Ho is
culpable, that on this occasion ho did not firmly
assert his right to direct tho train. What business
had Mr. Roberts, if ho was superiutcndaitt, to as
sume tho duties and responsibilities of the Conduc
tor ? It was a gross usurpation. And the respon
sibility which Mr. Roberts so unwarrantably
assumed, should be visited on his own head.
A just regard for the security of human life re
quires that we should make this statement. The
statement last week, that ono man hnd then diod iu
consequence uf injuries received by the collision,
was incorrect. As I passed Alliance, the next
morning after the accident, the poor follow alluded
to had just hud one log amputated, and was pile
ously beggiug of tho surgeons to spare the other,
though it was fractured in four places. What has
since been his fate I do not know.
A MARVELOUS FACT.
hist April, that Mr. Boynton has not been ding
donging the assertion to his readers, that tho phi
lanthropy of tho Garrison abolitionists was a false
proteose tlint they were only laboring to dissemi
nate infidelity under clonk uf anti-slavery. The
' marvelous fact" to which wo allude, is, that the
last two numbers of the Press havo not one irorcfun
this subject. We should bo ut a loss to account for
it, wore it not that the last two numbers uf his' paper
reveal the fact that hi infidel-huntiiig instinct
haa taken another track, which, in his greediness,
ho snuffs so eagerly that he forgets the old beaten
path of the lost six months. He is now in full
chase of the women, with their movement, joining
in full chorus with the pack of Chambers, Duflbrd,
Cury I Co., yelping at every bound, iiifidet ! uiJiM
The Inst two number of his paper are led off by
editorials asserting that the Woman's Rights inove
msiit i of neeemity and (Sstntia!l an wfltti more
ment, The assault mado upon , our sister is some
what different from .that made upon abolitionist.
Abolitionism he clnims to be essentially Christian ;
so of Temperance. But Oorrlsonian hypocrite
have dragged In Infidelity trtrnnnmtly. The wo
man's movement I otherwise. . It Is no movement
of Christianity. It is Infidel in ile.primary claim.
t. .1. Annalil M-llMl fliwl llSfl it IM.fM.fi . Mil
1 , 1 1 v.. .
l. T1:I.Ia a.,n,,...,.A,l flml tt-nniiin sliniilil nA Inferior
and subject to man. ' And his good Brother Mshan,
at the Woman's Rights Convention at Clovcland,
very Impudently told tho women that "IhU mtytr
lion van mtnrable ami rnntihtinij tn the mhjett ond
the tuljrctor." We wish wo. cbufd daguerreotype
the superciliousness .and ,sclf-oniplacency with
which the. President rocwivod th rowdy response
to this evangelical sentiment: ' IM leaned with dig-
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n,t' "Vn n,i ivory-headod tnvroel hi. rev-
erend legs turned up . his. piiju, .wlI-shoven chin
(r.es, an., w.u, open mem,, urn... ,n
I," -'., p-.r.ion sea.cu .oere, ,nuKu
l '' .nec'" "f t,,e . A,ftd o, doubtlw,
j'4' h,m; n'l we P.Ud him. That
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"h '''" '"" of ' W-
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Ml V. Ilirillllltlll. If V tltUUHIIlt niitrl . JIlUW luncn
Lnoinnatti. o thought, olas . i
Ypsilanti, Mich. Oct. 13th.
Yesterday 1 hod 'a delightful Jottr
ottrnev from Raf
sin to this place. The country over which we pas-
'sed was a lovely ono. thoinrhnowbcarin a bliirh.
te l barren look, from a' long drought. The coun-
try looked almost lonely to me, in consequence of
the small number' of cattle and sheep to be seen,
compared w ith the numbers we witness in passing
through Ohio. I like to look upon the thousand
of noble cattlrt upon our hills arid plains. They
arc always company tn me, and their sleek look
and quiet and contented rumination, give f-
quite as satisfactory an idea Of 'happiness, a la
orthodox do nothing Heaven, so frequently nl
popularly portrayed Hi tho American pulpit. Xta
Michigan lacks this portroilurc. " (Xot the pulpit
but the bovine one) It Is Whnt;r''Whont, Whtat.
iu tho part of the state I have seen. And delight
ful land it is for that. The Michigan' farmer can
raise w heat with much less lalK.r tli an their Ohio
brethren. Their soil is much looiipr and ramicr of
cultivation. Yeslerday however, I observed
many fields of forward wheat.' which, from
appearanro I should judge was suffering from at
tacks of "the fly." This dry nnd beautiful weath
er, gives tho little depredator a chance to "run
not," with the fanners hq es. '
Ypsilnnti is a lovely villagd'o'ii flic Michigan Cen
tral Railroad. Pew surpass it in beauty with it
wide streets, its neat nud tustc'tuf dwellings and it
numerous shndo trees. ' Its b'ns"ineV. facilities are
good. It is surrounded by a rid. fii lining country.
Tho Huron affords a considerable wuferpower, and
the stirring enterprise of the Yorli-Yankees, (e
class of Angh.saxoi.s for whom I have amostorofV
ertij regnrd) aro like to make the most of it.
The Ypsilnnti folks, so far as I can learn, ore not
vet remarkable for their, anti-slavery devotion.
But we will not sny much of that now. Wo will
wait till Mr. Poster shall put iu his sod plow to th
beam, as he will in a few duysr and till Mr. Fos
ter shall try her ekill at tubtotiing. 'iUicro will be
something to report after that, wo-wihV warrant.
If there is not, we shall charge it tnvtho soil, and
not to the seed or the culture, - .-
"DECLINE OF ABOLITIONISM."
Such is the heading of nn artKdc trf' the Detroit
Free Press of yesterday.. Whltdi I hAve just picked
up. The article Is instructive and I propose togive
the readers of the Bugle the benefit of l part of it.
The Free Press man like all other pro'sluvcry folk
finds coinfo. t in tho "decline of nbolttiouism."
Abolitionism it "declining" intJ nrf effective pub
lic sentiment, which is destined to be more and
more troublesome to politicians year by year, as il
is also to their chosen friends, the chtvreh member
nnd slave holders. They are nil eminent for "cry
ing peace peace, when there is no peace" But let
then, enjoy their delusion. They will sako up to
their mistake, by nnd by. Wc ruthcr-'suspect the
IMitor comforts himself on this wiso, especially
now because the fanatics have invaJuJ. Detroit.
He is whistling to keep his spirits up,, like the boy
in the grave yard. First Miss Sullie Holly mnde
her demonstration on the City, and a very affective
one, wc are told it wns. Even General Cnss, is said
to have been out to hear her. This week, Mr. and
Mrs. Foster, ure playing upon them with their ar
tilery, nnd next week Mr. Garrison takes his tnrn.
Such sort of demonstrations, usually occasion much
cursing and damning of the abolitionist and the
niggers. If tho Detroit Democrats ran take it out in
whistling, why it proves them the greatest of phil
osophers. And wc nro very happy to give them
credit as such.
Aftor having charged Mr. Scwar3,!,with novor
having hnd any "honest anti-slavery sentiment" and
with having abandoned all pretense-ofany ort,
tho Press proceeds to dirposo of Freo'.Soilisin a
"There is a "free democracy" party in some of
tho States, but its mouthers are insignificant, and
evory day by degrees growing beautifully loss. It
is the sad remains of an illspent organisation. It
light is flickering in the socket, and will soon go
out in darkness." '
But thoro is yet somo "vital genuino" anti-slavery
loft. Hear his estimate of It: '' '
"The only genuino abolitionist that give evi
dence of vital existence nre certain craxy men and
strong minded women the Garrison, tho Philip
ses, tho Abby Kcllys, the Lucrotia Molts, etcetera,
et cetera. Their conduct illustrates the-idca of fa
naticism run mnd. They deal exclusively In de
nunciation. They donoui.ee every body but them
selves and negrodom. They denounce' with the
utmost flippancy tho christian religion, ' christian
ministers, and the American Union.- - They de
nounce the Bible, they revile Jesus Christ, and
speak of God with a levity tlint is horrible. They
aro Atheists. This is genuine abolitionism.
I would be willing to venture a 'sixpence, (as
much a I ever risk,) that this Free Pros man,
belongs to the church. The best sign I know of to
judge that question by, i the fact that man trout
txrtar, and Kill lie. Let me be understood. I don't
mean to ray that all church member ieil( lie any
mure than I would risk my reputation on the asser-.
tion that (ill church members iron swear; . I have
known some remarkable exceptions of both sorts,
aud a I hold it entirely right that church' member
us well as the Devil should have their dun, I am
particular tu mako this explanation. And since I
um in tho wuy of exceptions, I will say that I hav
known some remarkable cases of men in the church
who would neither tvear nor lit. But I am sorry
to add their number. is exceedingly limited.. So
that in this case, as income others, "the exceptions
prove tho rule" It i also certain that' even thi
writor, can tunietimu speak the truth. Ex. It it
truo that these crary men and strong minded -women
"givo evidence of vital existence.'' - it t also
true that this slij .holding and slave oatehtng I'n
ion reccivos a liberal, measure of their. denuncia
tion. . For the rest bo ha drawn entirely upon hi
imagination for tho above puragra.pl..'' But I am
keeping i)iy rendor fre-ra tlie conclusion' f this ar
ticle. . Her it i. it,- ' .-. '
To thU oomplexion has it come at fast.'1 So. far
as the in.titutioiif shivery in th United NUr Is