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From the Daily Register of Oct. 15.
THE WILKESBARRE CASE—THE TESTIMONY.
It will U6 romcm1rrM llirlt this rase came Isidore
th I'ircuii Court flif llit! Aral time last AVednesday
Wk upon a hnltn corpun granted by Judge
firier. The defendants, John Jenkins and James
Vmsson, had lieon arrested upon a warrant regu
larly issued by a AA'ilkoshnrre magistrate, nnd
barked or endorsed t.jr Ahlcrm.vn Snider of tl
city. Dolor the parties cniihl hv lakni Wforc llie
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Imlrr.ru forniK made roturnabln the next inortiiinr.
The Wilkeyliarre officer niado tho usual and proper
Ivtnrn, and produced tho warrant under which he
held bin prisoner. Judge drier, in i'poilioii to
what la conceived to be the regular practice, deter
mined to go behind the warrant ami examine the
tlmrga of riot and attempt to murder, in his own
court, and without tho intervention of a jury.
The counsel representing tho High Constable of
Wilkcsharrc, were accordingly directed to produce
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order of .1.0 Court a hirge , er of vvit.,e,sesj
were procured and the wlndo cause was ready t
Undergo this anomalous litve.tigatioii when, on
Wednesday lust, the Judge dcoi.Icd that be could
near iio.iung inmi ine counsel inns previously re-,
CogtiWcd, liei anse they were not able to chow a
.ecinV authority rrom the Attorney I icncral of the
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date, io coiKiuci me prosecution. i no wuote oi
tho testimony brought from Wilkesbarre, in com-
phaneo with the previous order or the Court, being
thus excluded, no witness was heard, with the ex-
aeption or Mr. (Jeorge Wynkis.p, one of the defen-
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in. Tho testimony i,r this ccnllcn...... sworn tru-;
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from,hrrhorgrphicno,e,orMr.C m. The
droopttlom of tic tirincnml uitiifvon lio wrn.
depositions or tl.e principal witnesses who were
winded by the decision are added, in order that
tho public may have all the material necessnry to
r..nn judgment as to the merits or the case and
tho truthrulness or the opposing stories, or the
questions or law involved, it will not lie proper to
speak till tho opinion of tho Court, w hich is ex-:
ported to-day, shall be published. e may then
have something to sny on that branch of tho suli-Joct.
TESTIMONY OF MR. WYNKOOP.
George Wynkoop, sworn to moke truo answer.
J. W. Ashmend. Q. Did you take that war
rant (handing tho sauio to witness) to Wilkes
tiarre? A. I did.
q. Who went with you ?
A. James Crosson nnd Jan. Jenkins.
Q, Did you attempt to execute it by arresting
lie negro f
A. We did.
Q. Was all that you did, done under this war
rant? A. Wo conceived it to lie.
Mr. Ashnicad. y. Was it dono under that
A. It was.
Ju.1.0 Oricr. Q.-Woro von shown the per-;
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A. Tho person was .dent.fied, and pointed out
t,y Mr. retty, who placed his hand on his shoulder,
and told me that he, claimed the man. He then
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arufflodwithhimrora long time, and ho finally
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eons.ilt.ng together wo determ.ned that w. could
not take him alive, and consco.ue.itly left h.m.
Judge liner. lie rcsisieu anu escapcu iron, an
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tare ol you I
it. lie resisieu ana encapeu iron, an oi tw, nnu
he indicted a wound on Mr. Crosson, with the hand
cuff which was attached to his right wrist, w hich
drew the blood from him quite copiously.
J. W. Ashnicad. I think that is all that is essential.
DEPOSITIONS OF THE WITNESSES FROM WILKESBARRE.
Henry L. Patton, Wing duly sworn, deposes and
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says live In vt ilkcsuarre ; wai.er ai uiirnnsi
holol i Wm. Thomas the only other waiter. ho hud
there three week, and had lived at Hillmun's
for a year bcrore that ; reineiulred the 3d or Sep-
tembor; the night bennf, three men arrived nnd
took supper there, George AVynkoop wns one or
them; they remained all night, took breakfast
uexl morning; alter we x unam aim i) nau wan-
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eu on .nem, inoy goi up ana wcni io ine imr roo.i.j
they were gone two or three minutes and returned,
This was the early six o'clock breakfast. Two
more returned with them ; AVillinm was pouring
out coffee. They came behind him, one said, this
Is tho man, arrest him tho second ono seiied him
tho waist. I saw the three men who staid
n;iflilvt'a In Cmrt thU morninip and recoirnixed
them as tho men. They neither showed nor read
an, warrant they did not say why they arrested
liim. While the fivo men v.:cro struggling
him, they beat his head with billies j i ran out and
called in Solomon Jones I ho came to tho window
I went back into the room ; they had him down
and were beating him. They put a chair over his
They put I
head to hold him down they got a chair over him
twice; they caught him by the hair and beat his
hoad airainst tho floor ; through tho scuffile he sot
un three times; when they hod hiin down the third
time, they got the band cuff on his right wrist
when he cot up the third timo he struck ono
he men with the hand cuff, he got loose from them
nd ran, ho reached the door, they caught him there
but he threw theui off, they struck hiin tl.oro with
th.e billy; he got loose again and ran round the
alley-way. They had all this timo neither read,
shown, nor spoken of a warrant. I did not know
thorn as officers they did not state whnt they
wanted with hiiu. Mr. Seaman, Mr. Reynolds and
Mr. Gegonheimer, aud some I did not know were
In the room. He got hold fr two case knives rrom
the side table, but they were wrenched away rrom
aim. James White was also in the room.
I saw the men when they came, on the night
tl 2d three were in the wagon ; next morning
they went, with two others, into the dining room
Just after tlio early breakfast) I went into the
room beard scuffle and noise in the dining room;
went there; saw the men hud thrown AVui. Thom
as on the floor ; one of thorn held a chair over
neck ; he got from under it ; they soiled him and
threw him again they struck him with billies
Ihe blood flew out ; they fastened a handcuff
bis right wrist j he snatched a case knife from
tide table; one of them got it from him and struck
liim with the handle on the head ; he had no curr
l)ig knife) be struck one with the handcuff, who
rjM) tailed Seaman for help ; Seamen answered,
if you fly eau't take him we w ou't help you ;
. IJiU go to tiu dour I went out, aud w hen they
were all gone I went into the dining room uud
scrubbed up the blood, a great deal, a pint, mere
or less t fer I had done this I went down to
: fiver i saw him under the bridge on the sioiios,
Rbthbjig mm but his shirt) I weut to get him a fair
vt punts t Hsnry I'allon gave me a pair ol' hi
when ! g. t back Mr. Ilex had put a pair mi him :
Hex helped him up on the bank, mid ho laid him-
self down on his stomach ; the officer ciiinr on :
Hill got up, nml tlio officers ti.ld Itrx to keep off or
they'd shoot him ; Hex left him, ami Hill took to
the river again ; he couldn't run, staggered i lwj
t , hi; morning :
, him ir I saw him.
of them (the officer) h.'i'l revolver
A ynkonp nml Jenkins in Court
not rcc thv other; would know
nru iiikI Pulcril.oU Ovtolirr Zt before
liwt .1 MiTiiiril Alii
Hill was a bill lender, man. well built. A great
imii h nn ii i, in MCOMcr. nolo, wen ouiu. nEiuu
leal of blood was left on the door, and he was eov-!
ered with it. That wnsull 1 saw of him. As be
ran out of the room he stnggeied; nobody inter-1
r. reil to prevent the nrrcst. 1 havo ntteiiilcmleil
here on subpivnn issiieil to me nt AVilkesbarre, on
the ruirtof the t'oniiiiotiwealth of IVnnsvli auia.
Mv nflidnxit wn made before Mr. Hurrows ofi
WilkeshRrre, who IfMicd tho wnrrnnt.
HENRY L. PATTON.
fwurn and ,ubscri1,cd CMober I!. 1S.V1,
J" ''. Alderman.
fJ,domon .Tones, being duly sworn, deposes nnd
. says I live in M'ilkesbarre.'nt -Mr. Fuller's, next
,'mr t llilcbrisfs: was at Mr. Fuller's on the third
f September: was cleaning the horses ill tho stn
ble heard a great fuss in tiilchrist's dinning room;
l,.nty ration came out; said men were
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arresting Hill: toM me to go roiiml to the wim
I could see tl i; I went: saw Hill down, and
,,. n him: he rose, and w hile one man struggled
,vit, bii, nnother struc k him with a billy; 1 looked
; llt tl,e d.K.r then; ho w as down on his linnds and
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Knees, ami mo men on mm; i run oil to .Mr. Hex
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siaca wuicr iicicw iiic nriue. ai over i ooi . noin-,
infr n hut his shirt: 1 wenthack to .Ul .r-;
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Solomon X Jones
Sworn and subscribed, October 1,'Sth, iKo.T bf fore
me. J. Mm iiu.i., A Merman.
tciwnrd; some time after 1 went out niruin nnd
1 round him lying in the corn-Held, some distance
fro,,! the bridge; the 1 fficerswere gone; he was very
hiully hurt; very weak: could nt walk alone: bloody
d wounded. I had to come here on subpiinaoii
V-half i,r Commonwealth; I wa examined before
S.iiirc Hurrows before tho warrant issued.
rrnvel with a uistol in his hands: saw Hill, w 10
gravel, wiiu u pisioi in inn niin.o-. run
presented the aw fullest sight I ever faw: was in the
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i hitioti inai ran uown ins nice: wimu t iwnni m
' Hill, the man on the gravel fired, I turned and saw
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then right away again the third time; HiH's face
,,(.ure lowoards him. I called out you
I wsuimniiiui. nmu oui ou
infernal scoundrel are vou a-going to miiriler that
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ized ien j,c diJ ,1(,t ull(lwor me.
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, My boat was Iving at the
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Jacob Kutx, beirg duly sworn, desposes and
I live in Wilkesbarre, am toll-keen at the
1 bridge; was examined livforo Sipiiie Hurrows be-'the
foro the warrant issued, on the .'Id of September
! got up rather early, about .'; felt wcuk ami went
in to lie down on the settee: nml laid there a little
bit; heard a pistol shot and scream on the low er
'. side ofthc bridire; cut ui and inn out to the walk
that overlooks the rier bank from the bridge; got
half-war: tenor twelve rnrds: heard another shot:
got to the wall, saw a man standing about 30 yards
from the wall and a few feet from the water on the
gravel, with n pistol in his hands; saw Hill, who
Waters CilO Close OV
dont you tuke that." I run
'There's a bout why
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in to the house and cal-
in iu mv iiousc uini mi
led to my wife toco.no out, that they were murder-
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nig a man in tho river, i was iiorriiny snockcu.
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3iv ton ana ino re caiuu out. i mm nun iu vnu
Homo peot.lo ainnn waM ht'iiitf killort, I then ree-'
i,.,,:,..,! U-.I1. Iu. ...U...1 nut tlu.ro'H nn iiko tin iiko
t-.i ncVcr iw back I'll drown invsclf first
moved up under the bridge and got out or my sight
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Altcrwnros i saw nex leaning nun up .no onim on
tho othor side of tlie bridge: he seemed very weak.
Then I received some tolls went back to tho wull:
he wns going into tho river; laid down on his stom-
ach, his head out; then he got up and walked up-
,he stream very slowly; all ulonc, everybody J.m-'
kinir after him crossed the canal bridge and got
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out ot sight. A cither Heard ot nor saw a warrant.
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nor oi any cause oi arrosi; me oincers saiu iioiiiiiik:
they acted just as if they only wanted to kill him.
Made no effort to tako him ns he walked up the
bunk, when ho was worried out, and there was ev-,
cry chance in tho world to do it. Havo known
j William ever since he bus been in AVilkesbarre,
quiet orderly man perhaps 30 years old.
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with,'"0'. o. .iitihill, aiu.
1 Casper Fetterly being duly sworn desposes and
; says Hive nt Mr. Ilollemback's in AVilkesbarre;
t was examined and inadu an iifiidavit before Squire
Burrows, befi.ro tho warrant issued. 1 was
front of Hullcinbuck's storo, which is opposite the
bridge, about on tho morning or tho 3d or Sep-
tomber last; heard a crcnt noise, and in
minutes Hill Tho.nus ran out or Gilchrist's coy-
; ered with blood, his head nnd coat uud all his
or, clothes bloody, ran as fast ns ho could towards
river; he was so badly hurt ho could'nt run very
' fast. AVhcn ho was about 15 yards rrom tho house
; three men rnu after him; two I saw hud pistols,
one a rovohcr, tho other I think a double barrelled
they fired three shots at him as they run over the
j road and bunk; they could have caught him then
, very well without firing: they run across and I saw
Jenkins fire one shot w hile Hill wns in tho water,
1 Jenkins stood theu upon tho bank; I hud gone
' to tho river bank, and stood closo by at this time;
i AVynkoop stood then on tho river edgo and fired
at hint as he stood in the water; I saw tlio ball
strike tho water a taw feet behind Hill, nnd it must
have passed just by his head and shoulder; Hill
was washing tho blood from his head; he called out
there's no use you trying to catch ine; you never
shall have me; I will drown myself first; he w alked
up under the bridge, and laid down on tho stones;
ho was almost dying; ho vomited blood. Mr. Itux
went to get hiin a pair or pants; brought them, had
a great deal ( f trouble to get them on; Hill could'nt
stand; Hex tried to help him up towards the men
who were after him; the man with tho revolver cul
led to Rex to let hiin alone or he'd shoot him down
Hex left him, and he took again to the water; and
laid down will, just his head above the water, and
said again they should novcr catch him before he'd
drown himself. In Tew minutes ho walked up
the stream l' or 20 yards, and then got in. Ihe bank
and wulked ulolig; nobody following him; went
slowly iiIoiik tho canal, and 1 lost sight of him.
They could very well have mcrtukr:. nnd caught
him then; he could not run; I recognized tlio men
iu Court this morning, und heard their names
there; I did ut low they were officers while they
wore nftor Hill: I am hero by subpoena on l.chalfof
Sworn nnd subscribed, Oct. l.Hh lx.13, licforc j
mo, J. MiTninr, Aid.
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'"'" Sparks, and Jacob H. Hock, all c i.xcn,
I.1C SHI1IC pilld', W 11" llll.-''.;.. n. ivnu.j ...
Clonic (legcnhcintor, Jacob G.
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IMP Pllllir IIH I" III"! IW" l" I""- li'"i vnnmi n
. mnnllo tJrportmtnt of the poor fugitive.
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' tl rier.
Sorry ivte we to be under the necessity to give
; further currency to the follow ing nlisuril article j
frin the l'etroit Free liemocriit. Why did they ,
pregnable, ami their argument unanswerable.
Never before has it been our lot to record such a 1
i,t meet our friends' nreumcnt. with nririKiient.
T,i thev failed to do so. is strong presumptive !
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c that thev consiilered their tmsitions mi-;"1
tissue of uiimaiily misrepresentation, nml cownrd
ly shrinking from free nnd fair discussion.
From the Detroit Free Democrat of October 12th.
ABBY KELLY AND STEPHEN FOSTER.
Mr. Foster ami herhusbaudnro lecturing nt the
j Hull; and hnving heard that the subject nn
nonnccd for Inst night w as the special complicity of
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American church and clergy in the sin of
, ' u"or.v: Knowing their reputation lor saying
'"""P tt"nW "l,nn H''1 ''ject, curiosity prompted
A1.Lv nno noil the Itiootinir Ili'Turo oiilnp:.iiv nnnti
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1 "'!!. i'llp"-l with very long and
!verv tedious exordium, the onroose of w hich ee.o,l
tlie Ptnnirtlnr the reliiEiotw sentiment. IVrhnt'
the strength of the religious sentiment
to nsHiiil llm roliirltms aotitonotit of tl.n A n.n!....
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people; w hich howeier, shcdidn t allude to after the
wa another object: tl.e exercise of oratorical
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1.0, ph. 11 .nocr ion i,iiM) ii. r.'iiiiiioe.i uiiuccoui-
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introduction was over. She said tho "common
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people (a favorite term with her would tuke hold
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them to do so. Mip lolil n storv nliot.l n.,.nn..
Icrence.loi we think) nt t inciunati. lie,
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resolutions and address from w huh sho .p.otcd
were very tiro-slaverv. (at least the imrts onolc.n
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''. no d.tnbt, heartily ashamed of now-. Shomndc
HOIll0 rillIl(,r ,ffo,tivo llpo ,
ren,,. wlli,h WPro , mt ,., t.,llir(.h Ji(, n(t
' wish or intend to interfere with Slavery in the
Uto States; and that it would discourage and sup-
1" Slavery agitation within it communion.
'"" '1"IC" imm tlio .Minutes ot the hastcrn Con-i
fnce of New York, to show that they suported
' and acted upon the recommendations of the Gencrt.l
who wouldn't give her money because Mr, Huck
iiighain, the minister, w ho was n very godly man,
hadn't called his parish to the work: and she pre
save , sumed the same unfortunate hinhm might exist in
pastoral relations of the audience to their. Air.
' Huekinghani. This wa the best hit she made
'during the evening, and when it wns remembered
j that she had been saying the same words once a
j w,,,k at leat for ten or a dozen years, it detracted
. very much from the sparkle of the w it.
j At length, after our patience had been well nigh
exhausted she got round to her subject, and corn-
menced by ii.oting some paragraphs from tho pro-;
j ceeding of the Methodist Fpiscopal General Con-
fcrence.fof lx.'Ki we think) nt Cincinnati. Thej"
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remarks upon this action. If she had begun and
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ended with this, we should have said she had made
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Ic"y effective (though not very honest) speech,
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iiiituiiOH i n unv nut vnn iun.nut
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kiew that tho McthoilUt
VinCO tlmt tllllO,
knew that the
die Methodist I piscopal Uiurcl, 1I.
...e taken very d.llcrcit ground, bhe
he M higan Conference had, within a
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,w weeks, in tins vity, laken high ground iigainsl
Sliivopvt, ml ili.fliirnil it .. ilntv 1. ..
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, f"r it" extermination. It was disingenuous, dis
been honest tu rndenvortoproducctho impression upon
'her audience that the language she had quoted,
' hrightoncd by her gloss, was a Tair expression of
the present sentiment or the Methodist Kpiscopal
-'hurcli upon the Slave question. If not inform,
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liter iliwi'iicwtvo fo...i.rlrri ul.n n n. .l.w.l...! C... .1...
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( ii""- iiscourrc; i,,m omo marvellous
stories iilH.nt her husband in which she made him a
""irtyr of the first water; and to the great relief
'ho audience, sut dow n.
a ' 1" 1,1C c,lrb' Imrt "t ',cr discourse slic greatly up
round ' plaudcd the Scotch Convenaiitcr Church; the obiect
, of which seemed to l.o to glorify William Lod
Garrison, who hud never been called an infidel by
venanters. She spent ...mo time in this in-
I direct way, in endeavoring to provo tlint tiurrison
( is a true Christian (though she was careful not to
say so,j ami sue ion uie impression upon the mind
of those who do not know to the contrary, that the
Vhnrge or infidelity made against Garrison, is mlso
and malicious, nnd has been occasioned solely by
Ins Iwld advocacy ot human liberty. o never
listened to a more cool, deliberate, predetermined
d cunningly arranged spocimen or imreleived
j uiendiicity in a public speaker, than this. Mrs.
Foster knows perfectly well thut Garrison is an o-
Ven iiiHdol, uml has been so for yours. He has not
only expressed this on a few public ocensions; but
among his personul friends it has been well known
for year. There may bo something to rtspect iu
Garrison's iniuily tiiowul of his sentiments; but the
equivocal denial i,r this w icked and foolish woman
is contemptible ns well as base.
In personal appearance Mrs. Foster is uninter
estingly plain. Her forehead is high, and of ine-
lium breadth. The animal passions seem but fee-
bly developed. Her character, ns expressed in her
fiico, her motions, tones or voice, in her remarks,
uud in her history, is that of a cold, passionless, in
tellectual notoriety-hunter. And ono needs hut
to see nnd bear her for nn hour, to understand that
she cares very little whether sho wins a good or a
notoriety, so she is notorious. Verily,
I say unto you, they hao their reward. She ha
what sho most anxiously seek: what she most
loves. Her past life has been eminently successful
in procuring the selfish gratification to which her
w hnlo soul Isoul? No. Mind I to which her
hole mind has been nml is devoted. She is not a
good speaker, by any means, not graceful, not elo-
pieut, and not pathetic even, that grenle of
the women orators. Her efforts lo erv. f w hich
sho made several, wcro nil signul failures; resul-!
iu tho squeezing out of a very little moisture
which, from the expression f her countenance du-
the operation, we judged to bo vinegar; or,
possibly, nitrous ucld.
Mr. Foster's speech muilu a much mnro favorable
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""l'ro",i"n " u"- ,,.a" ' ,'""r"-'r. "HI'"
more pertinent. A e have devoted so much time to
hi more lntell"ciiu 1 lull', thai l.e min-t excuse us
if ire say but little of him. -AVo think (from what
we saw nml heard lust night,) tlmt ho ik nn honest
fnimtie: nnd tlmt in n character wo run respect. The
character of Abby Kelly wo hiivo been for your
trying to got up a little feeling of respect Tor, but it
'" ,n h"M h"' ith h"r I"'",
ofouMn'! make a better -pee,!, than her, of last
In a (lend fii'ilnr. ThorA la n.itli!.... i.f U.w
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into 'Mo tho mnrtvr" nnd in a nnmll wnv ho doenj
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it WC 11: at lenat he ...V. ho dne lie I. ,1,1 ,,. Iw l.n.l
great many old clothes at home, much torn in
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senfllea with rowdies. He said he often went into
the lecture room with fear that he rhould be moli-
I'd ami killed; and he evidently regretted Hint he
eouui noi say no nau neem killcil onco or twice, I.y ;
f extra brightness to his earthly crown and
11""1-) I to compared In perils anil trials to .St.
1 "i nnu ,"""u R'eaicr. .o loss man iour
glory of martyrdom; he had been in perils nnd in
"on, (ho didn t say what for; lint wo all know
. ..C --....I.. .1 ! !.. V I
..o.iu .o.-j uoiirinoii in urn r.ng-
time in hi remarks he instituted comparisons be
tween tho Apostle and himself: nnd every time tho
modern saint was No. 1, and tho ancient IiikI to
take tip with the second honors. All this was
done with great honesty and simplicity. Ho did
n't say very hard things, but ho thought he did.
Ho used large Word nnd a declamatory style and
Um("' ,llorc no,l,i"8 b,,t tlic mo,t ""M tle"
r.i ,,.,,nt1,ii.o, fimi "ibo K..v" Imvo forirot.
rC"J """""" r"'"' ' lm,.c. f,,r' '
,0" ,mv nn" ''"""'" " Artr,,r,
Ho was fitful, digressive, nnd illogical. Hi
honesty, his good voice, nnd his bonstfullne;
were hi only merit. Ho limited no fact; and
rend no documents, ah, tlint' a mistake: ho did
. .J H ... .
Ho charged that
''J handed him the Alrcrtier, with nn nrticlo rron
,.,,,,., , ... , ..
"' "' ; " ... ' . ' '
1 nstruc, &liem.Ied tlmt clergymen olten presented
1 1110 .'.emu.., ii'iiiii.iiii. .... ..ii., p.,...
. . ... ...... ,
' that he would prove that it wa so even in jctroit:""l
t 1 .1... 1. r i. .1 -.1 0
ami wciii 10 lite iiess, uir mv iiociiitieiiiH, mien it.i-.n
; the Cleveland Ilrmlil, on the pulling of Garrison'
. , ; , , , .... .
nose; w liicn no reail nun con iiieilieil oil ill iirvui
, , , , . , , , - ,. ,
length, 111 a very feeble and f.iolish manner.
i We don't suppose thiswn mcniit a priKif of tin
, ' '
assertion w hich ho said ho was going to prove; for
! we are not awaro that Mr. Hosmer i a clergyman,
or that a a layman, he is in the habit of persuad
ing people to join the church. Hut this w as a spe
cimen (rather a strong one) of the way his proofs
followed hi charges.
He is not a logician make no approach to it :
Hut ho would be an orator an clopucnt declaiincr
if ho had ideas : but he i as destitute of intel
lect as. his w ife is of passion. His countenance,
is bad. Hi face is very large, with a broad full
jaw ; while his narrow excuse for n forehead in
almost wholly engrossed by hi eyo brow. Ho is
man of considerable force of character, the result
strong itaNsioii. evidently wull controlled bv
,. , " ' ... ,,, .
stt 1 Htrom-er conscientiousness. Abbevs mission
I1,ritv , hu , fr lllllr,yrdo. :-
. . . .
not martyrd..m to iloath, wo presume; but to the
t wod o iuT Jm
sllctlcve and, then it would be serving l.m rl.t
, . . Detroit. Ichnractcnstiu noi-c
. ,,.. ir
'" ' . l
teariug of more clothes.
He c.uno down on tho JitirrlUrr very severely
because tho nrticlo which ho read was headed
" Served him right." He said Garrison was com
ing to Detroit ; if it w as right to snub his noso at
snuk his nose in Detroit, (characteristic, nuii-sroui-
his nose wns to bo snubbed, Hos
tile first to see it to bo right, was
.i . ... .i.. : t. i.:.. a..... i l...
, llie iiiiiii io uo iu ii, win. mo uni. i... ... iv.
i -,. , . . . , ri . . .1
,of his characteristic inconseiiiiences.) ( The pcopl
,111 lllll llllllll' Ulinil. iiiiiiiipi:iii.-. rr.i i n- .,v.t.n.
, , , .. . ., , , . ' , . . , , ;,
.laughed: roster thought it was ut his wit ; but it
i . ., . ,, . . . ,,
irea lywasat tho idea of II. s jumping nimbly
..1.11? . mv ... " j ..... .,...1. ..........
I , (m he hMltm ,, Fcii lp
I ' 1
,ike (;,.,.;,, so.) n0 ho,.d thoso present
1 ' "
would not bo so unkind to (iarrison.
lint have oeeuiiied too much time with these
weak and deluded people. They will not be able
to do much in Michigan. AVo havo but littlo of
I would put llosincr up to do it. He be
!tIlPV wuI(, Mp iitte lllllrtvrd.n. fur Rrat-'TLo
, .. ellt're,lte(1 . 11C ,,e,mil0 ,,,,;,.
j ,( iU ( .f (u filll,.tl
AVo havo but littlo of
tho material of which mobs aro made, among our!
quiet law-abiding people. They can do better
n... ...r.i.. :. i.. ..e
I illlt 1 lltj in " ri iiiwuiiio in uivu
II US I
; . . iuil.jf. ,t he evidently hoped thev
timo without tho tcurtng of a singlo puir
' ' n 1
SLAVERY IN VIRGINIA.
'original blflod as to cntitlo them to tho benefit of au
Act of Assembly, which declare, that persons with
I less thau onc-fijurth negro blood shull bo considered
white persons; and under this plea they claimed
pvn.-Bo ... n......u, ..,ft..,
Two cotorcd men brothers receently mado ap
plication to ono or tho courts ut Richmond, A'u, as
serting that they had so mr removed Troin their
Tho court, after hearing arguments on both sides,
refused tho application. Tho Richmond JCmjttircr
endorses this decision, uud adds;
The law and circumstances under w hich this ap
plication wa mado would fieo about one-fourth of
the slave of the Cunimoiiwealth, nnd lead to inter
minable difficulties on tho subject. Ono-teutli negro
blood would bo little enough to place a negro upon
tho footing of a w hite person,
AVo commend the above statement to the attention
or those who Tear that .emancipation would lend to
amalgamation. Hero is a confession that ono
foi.rtli or tho slaves of Yirgiua aro nearly or quite
three-fourths vvhito! l'rnbably at least another
fllMrtll ilve ()llly aller admixture or Anglo
Saxon blood. It is not likely that ono-huu the
slaves of A'irgiuia aro or puro Afrieun descent!
Notw ithstanding this illustration or tho tastes und
affinities of tho slaveholders, they havo the effron
tery to chargo Abolitionist with designing to bring
about an amalgamation of the white and Muck raees.
The Giikat Cincinnati Ti'nnei.. Mansfield's
Itiiiliimtl Iteennl publishes souio interesting par
bud veiilv.'tieulars of the great tunnel at Cincinnati. The
j work is now iu rapid progress, and w ill bo finished
early in 18,13. The total length of the tunnel is
' 10,011 feet, of which !M15 huvo heeu completed.
I Tho next largest tunnel iu thcl'nitcd States, which
; is on the Haltinmrc und Ohio roud, is 4,M0 feet
long. The w idth of the Cincinnati tunnel, walled,
is twenty-five feet, height l'J fcot. Thcro aro three
! shafts loading down to it, the first of which is 119
feet, the second, 194 feet, ami tho third Hi rent.
These shafts aro all completed. Tho tunnel com
lilting mence in tho valley of Deer Creek, pusses under
AValuut Hills, und emerges in a ravine on tho north
ring !n Mile, w hence flow s ono or tho littlo branches or
. , " , , , . . ..
Indiana Ui.Afu Lws. The blocks iu Indiana
lM.Ki , M , ,,rt.ssure or tho new Constitution
f that Slate. Those in Decatur und Frankliu are
selling out uud g"ing to Canada uud Michigan,
2I)C CVnti-Slaucry Bugle.
Muli-ln, Ohio, October 91, IBS a.
MR. GARRISON IN OHIO.
Mr. Harrison trill attend meetings in Ohio a fol-
Iowa to commence at 10 o'clock A. M.
w ovmouth. Mi'ilinn G'mintv M'pilnnmliiv Ihi ?P.h
ltavciina, l'ortnge Co. Friday 2H.
Salem, t'olnmbiann Co. Sunday 30th.
I'ainesvillei Lake Co. Wednesday Nov,
Jefferson, Ashtabula Co. Friday 4th.
The abolitionist in the neighborhood of these
j,1P.riwn , joyous greeting. Will the frionds at
(1C (M-erent places see to tho procuring of I
. ,.ir,.uhtiuir of IntidliLreuce of Ihe nieeti
plncc. wo have no doubt will come in and give Mr. i
other needful arrangements.
EDITORIALS BY THE WAYSIDE.
DETROIT, Oct. 22.
Our visit to Detroit his been unsuccessful, so far
as addressing the people is concerned. Not a church
or a hall could be had in the whole city of ;!',( K HI
inhabitant. This wa not because the people would ,
in 'i mite ik'hki 111. vim riri'ii, iriaiiiy. 11 i? nim rv-
g in one of thec c tf.l..
ti...i:.i i. .1 t 1
idence that they would so have listened to l.im.lciI
tho chief priests, rulers and editors e"""!'" !
prevent the people from hearing. On Sunday it
was rumored that Mr. Garrison was in the city, nnd ;
people assembled in considerable numbers ;
around the closed door of the City Hall, and a
delegation camo to Mr. Garrison's room, desiring ;
to conio and ad.lrcss them. I went out among
aud informed them tl.nt if no other place j
!"'" 'l0 "'''. Mr- Garrison would speak in the j
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i."i " '"""- ' r.. ."-
noli 0. enternrisinir directors nnd conductors nt this 1
:........... ,.r ... 1 ...1.............. ....:.
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mivn thctr house lovlnllr.
On Monday evening, tho following placard was
posted about the streets :
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
FREEDOM OF SPEECH DENIED IN THE
CITY OF DETROIT!
All the public and pricate halls consecrated and
pledged to Slavery!
Win. l.loyd Garrison w ill speak in the Colored
Methodist Church to-night. Come one, como till.
Detroit, Oct. 17th.
I joined in the chorus of slander. Uut utterly dis-
The ministers nnd the press aro especially re-:
for this denial. The daily press or the
city has been most outrageously scurrilous ,)!
, . . . , ' ..... I
mendacious in its assaults upon tho lusters. I nn-
ticed in a previous paragraph, tho course or one
... 1 . , . . I
id the Democratic papers, in regard to them nnd 1
11 . . . j
tll.'ir ..miii.nii mi. I i-iii'i.r.. .'iiivi vol, ....M-. ..... ,
1 ii .
: i ii : :..... l
ULIII lllll tll.-lll (111 II, lll.-t.l. lllinii:illV,-Ullll,ll ...l.
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ernt. At its editorial hoad stands tho following
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array of names editorial, vix : .S. A. H.iker, Jaiikz
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rox, t.ditors, and r.. . IIamiin Corresponding r.d-l
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itor. ' In looking over the City Directory, 1 find 8.
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A. lluker set down as Jfeiu and 1 'anlnr nf the llri-
, .,, ..... .... ' ..
leian I liurclt I in Detroit, mid .label rox as I astor I
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of the Dwedenborguin I liurclt.
Header, don't supposo that these Reverends are
eunor oi nn out line, nun ner iicmocrntic l't'l'er.
Nothing of tho kind. It is the Mliliiyan Stole Free
Sail lijier! Wo have not much to say about the
article. Wo hope our iiro will publish it, and
our readers can judge of its character a well as of'
j fie development of its Ituverend editors. When;
the " party or progress." the "Anti-Slavery party
'i i ll l 1 . . . . I . . i
! Ule sucirground nnd descends so low leanness,
. t . .
" ca" " Impe of men w ho make no pretensions !:
union nml number. It ;
scctirciiiid maintain that,
present the principle and
its reward and we Know now now to judge ol
'hi.. . .
I " something. Luu wo never trust ministers
j politicians! Wc doubt it, when they nrc com-'
''il,cJ ' "l 'mc persons.
Fme lH-.nn.-r.it is for ...ii
is seeking popularity. To seen
it must abuse ...id misreprese.
hincd in the same persons.
Tho Democrats want to protect tl.e residence of.
jtieiiernl Cos from all taint of nnti-slnverv. The
.i...:Jvvi.: i.: :.i. ..... . . . i ".:i . r .
. n ii'ji ii i.w mill lllilll iliirnfc 1IUHI II 'Jt
they U.o, centre their hopes upon the slaveholders,
notwithstaniling tl.e shabby treatment they Uve!
' "'liciile the efforts of faithful ubolitionisl. It Ii
, . . ..
received nt their hand. These reverend Tree Soil
editors, knowing that the people have a light, from
their i.rofossions. to exnoet ll.. ,, .r ,.!l ..o.
.,,. ;,. ,, , , l; . ,t . ,: t
oporato in tho most radical auti-slavery measures,
and wishing nt the same time, to save themselves
from tho odium attached to faithful anti-shivery,
have to disclaim louder, und falsify and uiisrcpre.
sent mora meanly than any others, in order to
maintain their respectability. They have done it,
as our readers may judgo from the article. They
lo not assault or criticise the positions taken, but
.. ... .r it -t. . . .'i
their extreme fastidiousness will not permit them
. . .. , . ,, . .. . ,
.o riviiivA nntl-MltivAsv trim, from nn 11 iiiiiiiIam.I.
ingly plain" woman, or a man with heavy eyebrows.
This nrticlo is a specimen or tho iiilluenco w hich
shut Mr. Garrison out from n hearing iu Detroit
1 his paper is chief in tho work.
After tho 'close of Mr. Garrison's remarks on
Monduy evening, Dr. STcnmNS, (a gentleman who
wns afterwards vouched for by one of the most
: . i.1 t!..:t ..t .. .
Du.......ntn. r o, ,no ciy, ... one... uiur
most respectable physicians and an eminent Mend
or the colored man, and who, ns I was ii.rormod,
i.i. . ...... ...... ..I.,,. ,.r .... i.. ......... ......
.WJ , ............. ......,.,.,.,...
Church,) arose and said that all the good in Detroit
was to bo round in the churches nnd pulpits or tho
city, that Mr. Garrison was an "accuser or the
brethren, " and for his part, ho rejoiced that all the
halls or the city hud been closed against him. Mr.
Gurrisnn replied with a very few words of merited
and truthful severity, which wcro received with a
. . , .... .. .
li'flrm OTnri.Hi.iiin i.i i.ni.rovi.i nv run nil nnni'i. ll
' i i i J -
)ho midst of which t l.o J'r, uiiulo his exit from the
I have delayed sending this nrticlo, as the friends
of Mr. linker, the Senior Editor, assured ino he
would disclaim it. Ho was absent from home at
tho timo of its publication. Ho has not as I have
boon nblo to leurn und thcreforo it is right to
hold him as responsible us tho llev. Fox, w ho is
said to huvo written it. The honest political nnti-
sluvery men or Michigan, will mark this courso
with deserved reprobation. I hour rrom them at
A'psiluuti, Ann Arbor, and Adrian, but one united
expression or indignation against it.
Our friend Henry ISibb, has met with a most
serious interruption in the publication or his paper,
in consequence or tho iiro which entirely demol
ished his office, pross and type. AVo aro happy to
learn that ho was insured. Ho has issued a small
sheet, aud will I hope, soon bo again undor way,
with now prosperity und success. Ho and his ac
complished and excellent wife, took a deep interest
in the discussions of Mr. aud Mrs. Foster.
LETTER FROM JOSEPHINE GRIFFING.
MILTON, Wayne Co., Ind.,
Oct. 17th, 1853.
Ir. Maiii'i: Tho Indiana Woman'a Right
Convention hna just held ita annual meeting at
Hiilimond, Wnyno Co., a town of four or flro
thousand Inhabitants, with aereral largo and com
modious C'hurehes.nnd a very religious community.
Hut so unpopular, and withal so inffdel, was the
question of "woman's rights," tliat no church
old or new could lie procured for lovo or money,
in which to hold its sessions, nnd only one houso
York names already known as stars in the path
of reformatory history tho people began to eo
liirlit in tho midst of darkness, and to avoid its
condemnation opened their large Temperance
in " ,own ,,fferc'1 hospitalities freely, to its
Mdical advocates, uut as tno meeting openwi
undor tho favornblo auspices of "Aunt Fat.ny," of
' 00 nn" Mn- '""' -cw
Hall their houses and their hearts and a more
intelligent, thoroughly Democratic, and searching;
Woman's rights meeting, I have never attended.
Tho political and social obstacles to AVotnan'i ele
vation, were carefully and pointedly alluded to In
hrfr Io;;ilillmtc nnA ft mont VTnctictt ,,hilo.
ntiliv iirpnntpi1 ihnt rAinhf(l In tho vorY root of tho
Tll0 ,rollking of Mrs. Gage, rue, and Jen
Hut kins, varying with tho clinractoristk-a of each, af
to trM tMl entertainment to thoso who listened,
nnJ furnished an additional demonstration of Wo
thc man.f Mify , cr(,,ltc ftIU, , c,inng0 pI,)fio CIlti.
!,., The resolution which wcro drafted wills
Mrll,( r(.forcm.0 to ,1C (nin of "rights and dil
him ,5 ., Rri,will)? llt 0r human existence, wcro dis
them, , f , , . i,c,.r:ni,. on nhysical
,,l(.mnn,i jivino relation and passed 'without
"xr """ PI1""J"" "
.), ,llKt remiiiierntion, was urged, as a
, .. .. ... j
seniiiii means lo ner own iruu nnu
Imt.itinoHsi." Hut the great stress and
. .. 1
lorec 01 me resoiiiuoiiis, nnu
tho discussions, aim-
cd at the universal education of woman, not of
mind only, but of mind and womanhood, in order
to secure truo earnestness or character and cstali
lish a noble aim in life, and thus to secure to tho
world a stronger and purer race of beings, consti
tuted on the approved basis of universal harmony,
Tim convention tmssed the followins resolution;
Hesolved, That tho Indiana Woman's ltights
Association, unite w ill, other women's associations
who havo sK,ken on this subject, iu resenting the
insult offered to nil woman kind, bv tho expulsion
,,r Antoinette L.Hrown from the platform of tho so
sponsible called World s Teniporaneo Convention, aud look
w;ith pity and contempt on tho rank and file, tlm
chaplain and commander, of the mooocrutic legion,
w1hJ rpotrnled the cowardly act.
.. , . .. .
The convention adjourned under an cvidcntly
. . " . .
advanced stato of sentinienl, to meet again a year
. ...... .... .. , . ., ... .
Troni .lit.,., ill Iiiiliiitiiinoli. .tin ..ni.ttiil of tlio n.nle.
Wo havo just now separated with our much
, ... ... ...
loved friends, Aunt ranny, Mrs Jenkins, and t oeh
anil the truo hearted men nnd women of that Cou-
. ..... .... 1
vontinn, w ith tho impression that wo ore eueh and.
,, . , , ... , ,
nil to labor, sacrifice and emluro.
1 had forgotten to say that the women from
abroad were invited by the Touipernnce nssocni-
, . , . , '
tions of Kiehuionil, to speak on the Temperance-
.. . . . i
iiuestion, the evening nfter the convention closed,,
, . . .. , , , .
and had the pleasure or addressing a very largo
nl(,i(,n,.c j,, ,0 Methodist Church, with nu odiuis-
Min fu0 or teu cents.
Yours in hoie,
JOSEPHINE S. GRIFFING.
LETTER FROM PENNSYLVANIA.
MILLBROOK. Pa., Oct. 15, 1853.
Dkak Fkikm. Hoiiinson; 1'ersonally, wo aro
strangers. Hut wo aro engaged in a common
cause, in purpoo nnd in spirit, so I ir, nt least, a
the right and interests of our common humanity
"r0 concerned, I trust we are one ; nnd iu that semo
tno most important ncipiainied. 1, tnereiore,
it.i" I" "
4.. .... r. . I. It t - I . .i c
l"e,i...u ...r ,.lu j,u.r, ur.e, ni,n iron,
the lecturing field, w hich you may publish if you
"'ink worthy a place in its columns.
J':v """"" ,n,ra ''"7 1 "r"-. 'J "'
j '". !,,,ko ,'v,"rB J
1 with .Air. J. F. Selby, of this State I met Mr. S.
It , t .
, I'I"" ;. '" . ".. .....
t ...at lliw waamy nrt.tm..l..tntl..Nato
1 111 (1 i imiivi lisil V.VPI I lUllt u l-ttllilsi LIIU
mo much of an idea of Ihe inhabitants. Thus far,
! '"'wever, I am much pleased with them. TI.
inasse (not tho reformers) seem to be more liberal,
, . ' '
hospitable, and willing to hear for themselves,
than the samo classes iu New York. They are not
so much under tho influence of religious creeds.
Our civilization uud religion havo not so far per
fected their work upon them have not so far
succeeded in making them bigoted, cold-hearted,
forbidding, selfish liuvo not, in short, so far sue-
ccoded in working upon then, that extra huud-fi.iish,
: , . . , . .. . ... ...
i that vital external polish, which guards tho heart
ngainst nil truthful nnd generous Influences, as
successfully ns tho steel armour of tho warrior
gourds his body against the pointed arrow aimed
at his vitals. So, at least, it seems to me. I may
huvo a different story to tell before leaving the
AVo commenced a series or meetings, on the
morning or tho second Inst., within a few miles or
JirafUi j, ,,,,,, .j, jd,,!,!,,,,!,,
L.,lieh ctinued through tho day nnd evening,
sit.e tll0U , ,mve 1clJ 23 mootilllJS olir wttv ta
i . . . " -
this place. With ono or two exception, our meet-,
ings have been well attended sometimes crowded,
with very attentive, and, to appearance, deeply In
terested listners. How far short soever, the people,
to whom wo havo proclaimed the radical doctrines,
or Anti-Slavery, may como or acting up to ail tho.
requirements or the principle, they hare with few
exceptions, given us tho best of evidence that they-
I - a
. ,. . . . . ... . .... .. . . .
um, acknowledged tno lorco ot its truth, w o
.r.,i. ......... . i.......... .i.. .:..,! 1... i
ii..,u ... ia .i.u ii... iw ..in an,.,.,o,
feed milk to tho babes, and strong meat to those
w ho could hear it ; nt least wo have placed a variety
before them nnd allowed them to choose for thcni
solves. If, thr.., some have swallowed wlit lay
heavy on thoir stomachs, was it our fault t This
has been, in a few instances, the case. As tho hot
shot from tho cannon of truth, which, by tho way,
never takes effect but upon the consciously guilty,)
has gouo whistling nnd whixsingand raking among
the ranks of the audicuco, it has sometimes caused
a littlo squirming and fluttering, (pooplo have a
right to flutter when they are hit, oven if tpy
know they ought to be hit,) and now and then a
littlo show or fight. The opposition, howovcr,
has been altogether indefinite and uncomcatnble,.
Tho fire has always oouie rrom the oorert, and whut
is loss honorable, at least, rrom somebody's else
covert ; and what is more foolish, if not more dis
honorable, it has always been aimed at nothing in'
existence but a iJiaiitum, and that is, I supHite, s.
ucur nothing us can be. Tliveo two fuels, rir., thut