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From the Ohio Star.
THE WOMAN'S RIGHTS CONVENTION IN
The Convention was generally harmonious. A
part of the discussion among 4 he gentlemen was
rather boisttruu. The notorious J..o Darker ns is j
usual thought it Itcaiut hi dignity to ilny tlio
rowdf, and drng poinH Into discussion tottillv fur-
rimi to in uucijih, nnu VI misrepresent irs t-ppo-
ii-nl' liit i'rito Do.nucrat say, tin ciuo ol
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Hum iti's Right will rojoivo ljut lit tlo strength
from uoh courts in his, und we advise tlioin to
lip him nn.ioaditiuuiily nrt'l I.UiiiC.li.!e!v. Ohio
Slur, 0,1. 12.
You are probably awa-o that the indiihlu il nl
lllded to in the paragraph just quoted it nut Joe;
but Jnsrph Jl,i,l,u; nml however odious his senti
ment may ho, I Ivol (iiiio sure that no sensible
Mini will hold nny o litorof a public journal respon
sible fur then, fur simply calling him 1 J his pio or
Hut then tut played the rr.wdy. In what IIiIm
rnrnict I yaur rei Ic-ra nro not iiit'.irn o l ; nud ul
til mgh I hive fro I'tKiitly heard him a ldrcsi inihlic
Mid iioes, inn entirely ixt n lus.s to dolcrnuno in
rhV. w.iy lie usu illy thinks it he .'oniiiiR his dignity
ij pi it ih'k Tory m iinar Ainerio iu i iiarapl
I havo indeo I witurssod une isinoss in a part of
liis Audience when ho wn do tliii his noniloruiis !
blows on hum in ohatteiisui s it Sluts in the live-t '
twrntMii-ftiiil msfCUritiii n-Miut." uu tbis bliui -L
a nl V mu A.no'ijs, wis roidr wiih hissine and
.,;., ,i; i ,.r i i.i..
irntli, just in tlio same wiy thai tlio same class
lire pvr rii lv to oheck. tho free utterance of such
seniiniontR wbon coniin from I.. W . 11 ill i.r .1 f
Vsuif'in. The only dilferenco is. Ihev led a creator
license from the fact that Mr. U.irker is an tuulisl
mvi, an 1 im want n i fore gn o.ninary to leach us
tr duty. II" i abused of dragging in points
1'ireiia to th" discission. A elia-rn of this kind
riiely fail of biiu Ii.mii1iI, bv e i Ii parly ti;;iinsl
the oilier in the dim uo'ii u of iill qucsti ns involv
ing ini i nti it principles. When wo learn what
those ii nuts are, cult one will lino W de.'id" tor
those n mils are, e uli ono will h n o W de.-ido tor
nimscll' whether they we c liiroign to the objoot of
tlio t, invention. If he misroprosoutcd his op?
neuU Uu did wrong ; and as ha claim to ba a pro
cressiva, may wt not bopo fur a beuor course from
una in tuiure.
Wliilo sp'.tking of priper names and rowdyim,
will not tlui press wl.i b speaks so fee f of Mr. Bar
ker, giro us the name cf 'r. Ncvin, wim wrung
tJio n of M-. Garrison during the silting of this
uii'i V.no ui's Uiglits C invontion, so that we may
do hi in no injustice by shortening it ia fujIi way a'
in identify him with sunie one of the siuio name ift
1 ittiluirti or elsewhere, and known to some in
su 'h a way as might not bo p irticularly flattering
lu nil imu'iT jv.iuo.
inr i'c-ui'iuinfc kiiiub iiiu onien roiouitl
ship Mr. U ivker rnoondilionilly and immediately.
I ro -eive I by m i;l during the suminor a pamphlot
In whicii thu same ndvn e was given in regard to
ths el. tor of the same True I'omncrat. and furidon
lic vlW the same reason. That tho c iuso of Free
Roil would roooivo but ltttlo strength from such
e Torts as his. Does ho think wo acted wisely in
nit unconditionally aud immediately casting 7ii'm
. Strange thit a liboral progressive press cannot
tee the iuoouiijtoncy of joiuing iu tho popular
tlvoor aiiust a reformer, evcu thouzh he may
hare taken a step in advanco of it. Mr. Barker
w.u the advneato of freed im, mental and physical
lu Eugland; he is the same in America, and when
tin lilies a posilioii is prepare 1 lo defend it in opon
tad in inly dincusnion. I believe it is conceded that
when truth is loft free to combat error there is
nothing tu fear. Ho may not always utter his hen
tnnoiiu in good lane ; wuu uoos in attacKin
ilio uoos in attackins nop-
, I'll . n t
ul:ir insliliiuiiiin or Iiiiiit i-liArishp.l nrntiiipt. 7 l.nl
hi . -i . ... '. i t ,
iui .who is vvitbuut guilt inline matter cat the first
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the UIuo Star Kiel iruc Ueinocrat, and their weoklv
visits in my family have always bedu grcotcd
with a cordial welcome. I havo onlv to add, that
sueli paragraphs as the ono under discussion have
a to.i loney tu diminish interest in them.
B. C. GILBERT.
Atwater, Oct. 16th.
THE MASSACHUSETTS COALITION DEMOCRATS
Letter from Attorney-General Cushing to Mr. Frothingham
at Boston, explaining the Presidents views
of the Massachusetts Coalitionists.
Special Dispatch to The N. Y. Tribune.
WASHINGTON MONDAY Oct 31, 1853
Atorny-Gnenil Cushings't letter tu Mr. Froth
ingbatu has been submitted to the Prosident and
Cabinet, nud unanimously approved. It i decid
edly Adauiau'iue as bard us 1'lyuioulU Hock or
Nuiv-llampshire Granite Here it 'is:
WASHINGTON, Saturday, Oct. 29, 1853.
"Denr Sir: I preceivo tint in several Counties in
Massachusetts Coalition Senatorial tickets have
1 c. l . r n- .1 IV
iiim-ii lu.iiir.i ui u'.sociuiuu xscuioci ni nnti i ice-:
hi tilers. My judgment i that tho Democrat who
liuve participated in thi-, have done worso than to
ouuirmt a fatal error. They ha o ubonded a priu-!
eipal which i fundamental. To support or vote
for the Fice-Soileis of Miu.sachu.elU, to give cuun-.tiiuu
teuance and power to persons engagod nvutvediy in
the persistant agitatiou of the Slavery question,
I tUeruforo hostile in the highest degruo to the
determine 1 policy of the Administration. The
entertains immovable convictions on this
point, as I have ba I occasion tu express to you horc-
dure, and all of us whom ho has called tu the pub-
lie service hero, most heartily and zealously sustain
his views on tho subioct as be'.ng the only ones con-
sisteut with personal honor, the Mieeesof the Demo-!
cratie party, ihe general welfare of the country, the
integrity of tho Constitution, or tho permanency of
this liiioii. If I hero benny nurpose moro fixed
man niiuiuor iu tuo miuuui uic i re-niciu ana I nose
with whom he is accustomed tu consult, it is that
tho d.ingerouscleiiionl of Abolitionism, under what
ever guoe or form it may present itsolf, shall be
crush J out so far as his administration Uconcornod.
Tbis the 1'iesideiit declared in bis Inaugural this
lie has declared ever since, at nil times, uud in all
- places when be bud occusinii tu speak on the subject.
"While ht dots not assume tejudgt of the heart
of mtn who publicly avuw sound principles, ho only
need overt acta tu show where they are, in order
-1. i. :.. ..i i ..i: 1..... .u . v.
ill-M uiv asjiiiivu policy iu tne coutiucfc ui iiiu nuiui
of the Goverinont shall be uuequivocally inttnifost.
Those wbo have apnrebendcd halting or hesitating
un the part of the President, in trending any path
which truth nud patriotism open tu bin, will find
themselvs greatly mistaken, lie is up to this occa
sion, uia Jllll'. J VTilB llllS IIUBIliy BDilinil, ,T llltu
be occupies bis present position it will never be de
parted from. The Constitutional rights of all the
; Sta'c i of the Union are as dear tu him a the rights
if New II impsbiro. ,
"I Uive perceive! from the outset that this great
firineiple of the Constitutional right of the States
fastened in bit thoughts as the corner stone
thi Union. Depend upon it, . matter what eon
. st'iunce iniy impend over him, he will never allow
it tu be shueu by Ab .litionists or fa 'tioiiists; but
will tot hi faee likt flint as well against loft hand
td backsliding as against left-handed defection
which may prejudice or embarrass tht onward
progress ot the ltepublie.
"I remain vory truly yours,
"Hon. R. FtcTHiironav, Jr., Boston."
- Tht tame song is sung "by authority" in the
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! iuumuiu vuivii. i.jw uav ii nouuu.
Vroos Um WshlDgtoQ Culoa.
- ''If any man who holds otEje under this adminis-
iratinn tutor into a coalition with freesoilors, such
M it described in foregoing article, ba be instantly,
. and by that we mean tdf.:iraphieaUp treated as
, suioiny of the administration, and of the Democratic
party and promptly removed from office,
' l'resiJcut Pierce is determined tu make bit po
sition undorstood by all free oilers, and all who
form coalitions for iu elevations of frees. .ilers, and
understood inauxxy that cannot fail to carry eon-
Treason tn the national creed will be visited with
tbt pwtithmeM due to such crimes, in all case, and
the condition of Ibingt in Massachusetts bat already
celkid for action of an unmistakeablo character.
The Biltimor. platform will be preserved, and
fraiturt, whether ihey are in Massachusetts, nor
matter wli.it their nn'.e 'elr-nl have ben, will find
that tlio President h is but one m'ofor his gni-
lie stands plivlircil lo reprove I. "a own npi
if t lie V 1il U fiii ::'i ! la the Jhiln'iwf nrrd, nnd be
a umii (n.l ix l'rc blent who keeps liin pludges.
If any Massachusetts coalition dcn'.r-crnt has
mis - construed tlit ponilion of tlio President in regard
' t lie ilcl'cdion in Now York, lut him now loam
lalition with fiecsuilcru is mid pjf'eiuc hiili
liic I'lC-'ouiit r' iiri ns rrumi III) mid tvmmni-ihi
as faction oj'POKiliun tu tlio fldiuiuistraiiuli in uuy
u.iinr Mi ie.
Tht Ocmocra'ie varl'i ii to be tlaitfd llomvphli nf -
aUPui0nettn.m or ii,m. tud ll.p'
rtmrAii VLit I'liilM Vl. nitnl.f.l li Li. PrrHldalt. 1
JOHN VAN BUREN.
uji'asuivs uiiiuu uiv tiiiuu uui iv. ii y cuiu. kaiu ,
....i, Uuyou rcnly think the I uiuu is in dau
", cor." llo said bo did, uud crossed over Ihc wuv. 1
coiuu iu nun, a p.eior mo oiu num.
I Tlio editor ol tlio Jieuinj 1'oat, I regret to say,
do not live up to tho dcniocialio contract. Tiny
undertake, tu tell mc thai the platform is nouscuse ;
that wo did nut kuow wbat vo vvoie doiug at the
wo adopted it ; aud that lucre is no kense in it.
1 1 think there is sense in ii, and it is all-iinpuruul
tu adhere to it. Ihe Eteainy I'oxl nobody can ad
au miio moro than I do iu general, for the literary
skill and ability, integrity and courage which dis
l'resi.luiit i tuiguish thai paper j but it i.cier chinned to be a
i p:u iy organ. Wiiou tho pat ty wus lor a judicious
i laiiu', the 1'osl was fur lieo tiadi when ibo party
was for sluto bunks, tlio l'uit was lor bard money,
The party afterward came nearly up tu the i'usi's
pusiliuii, but now the I'otl is su far in advance, 1
i tear it lias lust it way, and may be cut oil' boluie
assistance can reach it. It i no oxuusc for tho i'oit
, that Dickinson, Dun. Taylor and Footo ngitate the
It mnrbe it miliar uf curiosity lo som ofpor rov,
dors to know how thin fcrircr chnnipivn of fi soil'
c in t.ilk now on the uhro qnntion. V't'.l ht'.c is
a .snei'iiiien taken from t lute upccoli in New Yurk. !
Ilorr is his flpuly fur guing Suutli.
There it much l.i attract a northorn mm towards 1
tho soiuli. My cwu afsoointiuiit nt cidle,
" '"'"ng'on, at nnie: in places nud eUeheie,liai
inrely wnli solhci ii people. I have family
''luincetioii tl.eiei 1 rejoUc unaCoctedly that the
''. ngim.ion in sulwUct. becnuso . it wiUnn-
""" I'.1'1" p: 1 enn ,v'11 understnnd that public !
men nhotiM l,o iiillonx o.l ,v tho soul i. It n.av be !
; yo ir origin mmi, inoir ins- ions
"". "nir iiixurmni i.uwoin, tlie pmerosity ol
"'e men, i rlho wees of the firentlor sex or il
may bo nil these couiljinil tu which the riitced
northern nature yields, liut it should bo reiuvui
beied that it is a physical ns well as a political fact,
that one cannot turn his face to the .Smith without
leaving his back to tho north, and by the same
s.ilu:e with which bo bous to tho South ho bids
adieu tu Iho -Noi 111. It is ludicrous to tender annis-l
innco to tho South wbeu ho who oilers it can't stand
alone himself. Tu bo strum: abroad, n public luan
n"'nv ""'" ' strong uurunu, n puiilio luan
1,1 ""!J 1,0 trong at homo. Ono umbiliuus to be a
public sonant leiiuues, hku a brivalu scrvaut. a
good character tiuui bis loM place ; lauhior ; and
wuen nny man unas nimsail lorceu to luKu a posi
into thai prostrates him in. oue section ol the
Union, he may bo visited and regarded with inter-
!".' 'Lk!.. clnmU' ,f Bn n'K''nt rui"'
touching, ana whuse history is revered but nobody
"iiwu v. .iiiit ,o uuiiiiicu, n mis; iiemt lai loov on"
oier proposes tu mar their beauty or disturb their
repoee by usino them to pupa modern edifice, or to
" T'u .nl"
uj'j'i iiicc',j uui t hum mil nay lias iirriieu miuo I
thesu reiiia. k i arc nu more applicable to one section '
i.f tlin l,'ni.i ll.nn tt ntn.llw.r ,,. tl.A Li ti it 11.1 ..a ..t'mii.1
gallant leader, wo know "no North, uu South, no
Lost, uu West," but a common brotherhood of tree
states, aud a common bond cf uuiou in our glori
ous constution. Cheers.
Speaking of the union be characterises it well, as
as a " WKUi man' Union" He says:
I never saw but two men who thought tho "Union
in il inger, l bclievo that tlio uuiou is too deeply
anceoicd in tho hearts of tho people for iinyl'ung '
iu rexa I tu negroes tu disturb ii at ail. Inppiiiuso. I
It is a while uiau's liuiuu, aud liut all U. L eg i us
ual! disturb it. iltciiowed applause.) But Mr.
Wood wculduwu iu Oastls Uaiuuu nub the mer
chants Ui "preserve the Cuiuu," aud in itturu be
lias bcou engaged iu seodiug buck fugitive uoru0s,
aud 1 Uupo no uas bceu paid, as nil iu.vy.er stiuuiu
be. applause. J Tne scouud I kuo'v, tbai
ihuuut the Luiuu iu duugur, war Miijur General
5. ott. AppluufO uud luu-lilcr. 1 was walking
down Bi-uauwav witli him uueii tuo fueitii'es slavu
, .... , . .. . ., . , ..."
HAS UllflOCU. 11U v.klU 11IIT UiikjLV Ul CUUI O Ulll
1 r i
walked ulnnu down, tbankinu iiod 1 was nn Lcnei-
al, aud couldn't see tho danger. Laughtcr.J Gen.
Scott uud Mr. Wood havo tl.e rewards ul iipproviui;
consciences, no doubt. Mr. Wood has, in addition i
the honor ol a nomination fur the judge of the Court
of Appeals, with a reasonable certainty that
Char.cs 11. Buggies will idicvo biiu ol trouble ot 1
discharging it unties,
The, uaiicr to the Union from uuy agitation in
the slavery question is imaginary out a iaitbtul
adherence tu me Baltimore platform, which pledges
the democratic party against thu icucvvai ol tnis
agitation, is uuue the loss uvecssury on the part ol
every true democrat When that phitfruiu was
consiurcted I stood upon it here nud ventured to
predict that tho stalo of New Yurk would do so
1 read attentively tho proceedings at the Hale
dinuer. Chaile ouuincr say, we must leach uur
children hostility tu slavery, With the aid ol
Misses Ciuisidy's excellent scnool, 1 can teach my
c.ild wi bout a public meeting! Mr. Suiunui
speak ot wbat wc should do m our families, lie
is u ba.belor, it is unite plain, or Im would never
havo g.i the piimitivo nutioii of a grand national
orgauiz itioii and a public meeting iu a tent, lu help
cacli other do lamily duty. If Jrtc democracy luxe
I -.i.. . ii i. 1
, hlsvoiv aiiesiion : these reiius ol a uast uuiilckt iur-
uish no example or jusiilication for live democrats.
JOHN VAN BUREN. Correspondence of The N. Y. Tribune.
ANTI-SLAVERY IN MICHIGAN.
ADRIAN, Mich., Monday, Oct. 24, 1853.
A State Anti-Slavery Convention closed a two
days' sesiion last evening. Something of uu effort
is n w in progress to present tu the people of Mich
igtn the views of the radical Abolitionist. Mr.
and Mrs. Fostor and Mr. Garrison, of Massachu
setts, ami J. W. Wiillkar and Mr. Robinson, ot Ohio,
hnve held meetings in various places in tho State,
and this Convention is a part of their programme
of operati ins.. The Convention was of a liberal
oharcter, and was attendod and participated in by
Anti-Slavery men of all sort. Tho Fosters und
Messrs. Garrison and Robinson were the advocates
of the non voting Anli-Sluverv, and tht ltev.
Messrs. Wallinan, 1 ripp and others advocated Free
Democratic principles und measures. A cuncidur
abh1 delegation was present from various plai.es iu
the State, and a deep interest was manifest in the
discussions. A Suite Anti-Slavery Kicioty was
organized, uf which Samuel llayball, of this place
was elected President, and Thomas Chandler, of
Raisin, Corresponding Socretnry. Alsiut WOO
were contributed and pledged to carry forward the
inqiosea operations ot tne Associntiin. Jhc
Vicuds of the cause seem animated by a hopeful
earnestness. 1 ho citizens of thi pleasant ami
beautiful young oily hnve. in these diseussious,
evinced a commendable liberality and fairness
which their press, iu reporting the proceedings ol
this Convention, have by no mean represculed.
They teem lu have taken The Herald of your Cily
as a model. I nm told that Mr. Garrison's pres
ence nnd speoches havo tended greatly to remove
prejudice against him and bis principles in those
places bo bus visited.
From the Rhode Island Freeman.
BE TRUE TO THE SLAVE.
To be trat to the slave is to be faithful to liberty
In the chattelizaa bandmnn we seethe most ag
gravated case of despotism on the lace of the earth
and the hwest depth (tegradation to which human
ity can bo crushed. Fidelity to him it integrity totht
whole Anil-Slavery movement. Whoever keeps cons
tantly in view the emancipation of the slave and hi
elevation ta the rightt of citizenship will not neg
lect tl.e minor thing which are subsidiary to tbi
great purpose. Every measure therefor proposed
for its advancement will bt duly wtif h4 at to it
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ouring on tho prowl result and wlipn ascertained
le v. bo nud ( fficicnt. tursucd with inflexible tle-
iprintnntiun. V will trust Unit man whose tcas:i
recognizes tlie flaw's hiunanitv Ami whu?e heart
llirubs with sympathy for hi intolerable wrongs'
Vect r.or any, wealth nor woid'y honors will
swerve him I'ii iu tlio ilitect lino ! Anti-Shivery
duly, l.iljoi iy with such n man, has become nn m
tivo sentiment an impelling tin w oil as A dirocting
foit 0 of his rharneler, ami (idplity to on tloriouK
piiri'Ove will insnro inlOKiiir to Iho iuiiuediatc
neaiiiesiietpffary to its v nMiiunliou
Mm im imhiii n j i in
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) U 1 1" 5 I l U C IT 1 DllOl C.
Snlrnt, Olilo, novt-nibrr 12, 1X33.
PROFLIGACY OF THE PRESS.
Nothing can possibly exceed the profligate, reck
less tueiidaiily of great majority of the politiml
nud rollf.ious presses of this country. They show
an uttsv wjnt of truth, honor, fairness and decen
cy, in their contests with eicli oilier. Of course,
therefore, unpopular reforms nud reformers have
no light to expect eit'.icr justice or mercy nt the'r
hands. So far as possible, tho pcoplo iirn kept ii
;.,, ,v. r..,.., ,y rcr..rins are
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u 1 .M..v... .
lions and I "hi (aUehoods nio puhlisliel ami repeat
ed week nfter week, ill regard to their objects,
principle" mid measures. Tho privnto character
of the advocates of reform is assailed, and tho vil
est and most incredible slanders nro solemnly re
peated, until the community at first incredulous,
are at longth forced tu believe in their truth, or at
least tu think tint there must be tome foundation
for su many and so astonishing rumors. Thus is
tho personal influence of anti-sluvory men and
women, successfully assailed by uisu who know
they cannot grapple with their argument, or resist
ibt potency of tliuir facte.
If character b mors valuablo than life, and
honorable men so esteem it, then these relentless
assassins of character are more villainous than the
bcsotlod assassins of our groggerius. If character
be more valuable than property, then nro these
men more worthy of punishment thau the burglar
or tl.e er.mmon thief.
lie w ho teals mv nurse steals trnsli.
'T.kfna n.! A 'ifw liitt nil.1 'tu l,..ntl ft1'lA I..
But ho who tilohes from me n-.y gocd r.eme,
Takes that w h.ih net enrii his him, but makes
me poor iudoci.
Especially aro theso men to t doomed
worso than theso tlio law hold guilty, when wo
consider that it is nut to enrich themselves, but to
blast the reputation of the philanthropist, that the
victims of oppression may go unredressed. These
same men aro democrats boisterous friends of
liberty and yot lo perpetuate slavery, they will
publish the basest slanders agaiust tho most hon
orable of moo, and the most heroic and pure
minded women. Thus docs the profligate press of
this country mak it true now as of old, that "lie
who departeth from evil maketb himself a prey,"
and bo who w u'.d seek to establish the principles
of justice, must, by the press of this laud, be mado
of no reputation be made liko apostles of old
tho filth and off scouring of all flesh. And by the
way, here is one reason vv by there nro so few out
spoken faithful ubolitiuiiists. People will not con
sent to submit thoir reputation to tho hands of
these public wholesale slanderers. Hence they
bind nil tho day idle in the great held of liberty
and reform, or nmiiso nnd beguilo themselves with
:,..,.,, ;.., . .;,i, -.iii1, .,... nf it,.
ineideiits or adjuncts of slavery. Thus do those
recreant editor du an cCoctivt work for slavery.
Next tn the church and pulpit, and in many in
stances even I eyond it in influence a:o they its effi
Tho press at the East ba long been familiar
with tbeso tactics, and has employed them dili
gently nnd successfully. Now that a vigorous
elici t is mado at tho West, the saint instrumental
ity is on band aud for the same puipote and with
the same means. Wt havo heretofore spoken of
the courso of the dailv pi ess of Detroit, and given
itir readers a specimen ol Us style ar.J purpose
,m me outs.uo ol our meet to-uny, win i.e lounu
Isomc further devcloi en. cuts of the pro-ilavcry
press of Michigan.
CRUSHING OUT ABOLITIONISM.
General Pierco, Caleb Cubbing and tlio Editor
of tbe Washinton Union, have undertaken ( ff.c'ally
"lu crush out abolitionism under w hatcver guU,e it
mar pre cut itself." Seo General Cttshings leltei'
to the Massachusetts Democrats and the extract
from tbu Uuiou in another column. Well, they have
a job beforo them. Not o.i? ono though. Every
administration sinro the anti-slavery cause was first
launched, h is 1 t;n "crushing out abolition," to the
utmost of its ability. And like General Pitrco ev
ery administration has made this "crushing" "pvr-
po.ie morcfiMd than ttery other." It is tho Ameri
can question" "Tho National policy," and so has
been. Every thing olte, foreign and domestic, has
been subservient to it. Willi what success lot ab
olitionism which is hourly taking possession of the
hearts of the people, aud diffusing itself among
them ooswor. The government may luue it odicts
of proscription, and thus attempt to crush public
opinion and personal conviction. But it w ill be iu
vain. Tbis tyranous assault upon boncit opposi
tion to slavery Tbis attempt to crush liberty,
will rebound against tbo government and its pet
But President Pierce, w ont undertake to search
tht btartt of John Vanburen and other traitors.
Oh no. If they will only swear lustly that they be
lieve in slavery and will support it, that will do.
He only asks them to become hypocrites, a very small
matter. Of course. That is all there iof the pres
idential ciubbing uud of all other supports of sla
very. Lying aud Hypocricy are the only supports
it has, and liar and hypocrites, deceivers and those
decoived are it supporters.
This proecriptive edict is applied to Massachus
etts especially but it means all other states a well
No political union w ith abolitionists sayt slavery
through its organ the government. Suppose we at
the north who constitute tbe majority,, were to take
the bint uud ssy, no political union uitii these ly
ninU. Could we not justify it tu icasoii and con
science? How easily it isdone. Surely we should
not un'tlo with them tu support glavery. That is
suicidal, besides being wicked. W'o should liut
unite with tLeiu tu tu port liberty, for that would
bt most ridiiult.ua of all absurdities; they donl
icun liberty and wont havo it nor any union to
support or defend it. Our existing union bat al
ways crucified liberty end exulted slavery, aud so
will it always. We aro ready to take Pierce,
Cusbing and nil slavedom at their word, and dis
solve tbo Union that binds us tu the car i f sla
very. : Nu union with abolitionists. Crush Ibo rfemo-i-ralg,
who. will countouauce them on coalesce with
them. That is tbo word. Well wt like It, for we
hart heard that tvtn "crawling reptiles, will raise
spuuk tnougb to turn upon tbt hsel that erutbe
ibein. Msy It pvost tm Ww.
KENTUCKY AND OHIO.
RorttiT FtB, of New Riclitnoncl, Ohio, was ar
rested last week ou tho demand of Governor Powoll,
Kentucky, charged witli assisting slaves to es
cape from their mastors in Kentucky. Oovernor
Medill has complied with the requisition, and de
livered up Fee to tho tender mercies of the" slave
holders. iVc should liko to know by what authority Gov.
Medill surrenders a citisen of Ohio on such a charge.
What if he had pointed the fugitives to the north
star, or guided thoin in person to the Ohio river;
that is no offenco againtt our laws. Are wt to be
subject to Kentucky law t If so we may as well
dispenso with our own Legislature. It isnu outrage
against the peace and dignity of our citizens, which,
tbcro wns among tbein a healthful spirit of free
dom, would doom UoTornor Medill to political death
beyond hope of resurrection.
Multitudes of our own citizens hare been seized
their own firesides, and carried into Kentucky
slavery, and who has ever demanded of Oovernor
l'owell, the ruffian kidi.appers fur puni-hniei.t ?
And if they hud 'been demanded, the messenger
would have received insult and scorn instead of the
persons of the
culprits. Theso biped Kentucky
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search tho houses of our citizens without legal
warrant peering even into the clinmbers of their
female inmates, snuffing upon the trail of their
victims. Quite recently we have had occasion to
chronicle several outrageous attempts tu kidnap
our free citizens, ns in tho recent case in Brown
county t nnd Governor Medill and all the judicial
protectors of perscnal rights among us, never dream
that they bait anything to do in the premisos. See
also tht following account from Mr. Pillsbury,
which wt extract from out of bis letter in the
"The three Stales of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois
are, in their southern portions, as regular hunting
grounds for kidnappers as the California plains are
(r wild cattle. I have no doubt Covington, in
Kentucky, nnd Cincinnati, separated only by the
Ohio, are the central points of organized enngs of
the most ilpspenite counterfeiters nnd kidnappers
who cicr looked through the grutus of a prison, or
stretched a halter. No eoluied man, woman or
child, is snfo. Houses have been broken open at
midnight in two instances, since I havo been trav
elling hero, nnd the inmates manacled and carried
off. In both cases, however, tho victims have been
recovered and roturncd. Bnt the hell-hounds in
whose fangs they woro found have escaped unbann
ed. I do not believe tho Fugitive Law was Intended
by its dosignor to re-cepturo fugitive slaves. The
South are mad that so many of thoir victims escape
to Canada; and this Law was passed to allow of
reprisals upon '.no nomcs ol tree colored people,
who live opon Slavery' Iront'ers, in order to keep
full tho ranks of screaming and sweating sorrow.
And tbis the Law is doing, aided by such miscre
ants as McLean, Flinn, Spooner, Gricr and Ingra
ham ; and a brood of Commissioners and Marshals,
more hateful far than Milton's 'yelling monsters,'
whose birth 'tore tho entrails of "Sin, their infernal
mother, begotten upon her in rape most foul, by
Death, her first-born son, ns she sat prostrate at the
gato of hell." Hundreds, nnd moro likelv thou
sands, of Solomon Northrnps and their families, arc
this hour in slaverv, torn from hemes as free and
happy as any in America.
Nobody is iifo. The late case of arrest at Ning
ara Falls shows that a whito skin is no security
whatever. I should no more dare to send children
out alone, especially at night, did I live within ten
or twentr miles of the Ohio river, than I should
dare send them into a forest of tieors and hvenas.
navo taken suocial pains to warn the colored peo
ple, above nil things to be nn their guard. Kidnap
ping i now a regular calling ; nnd the D. S. courts
are accessories in the damned work II For the love
of Ood and humanity, let it be exposed I
Wo congratulnto those faithful friendt of tho
slave, tho Indies of tho Anti-Slavery Sewing Circle
of Cincinnati, on tht splendid success of their re
cent Bazaar. Their contribution to tht Bugle is
highly encouraging to us, ns It will be also to the
Committee, nnd to tbo friends of the paper. Wc
shall labor with now earnestness to mako it more
and mora useful to tbe cuuso it advocates, and
tboiefoie more acceptable U nil its truo friends.
The appropriation has been received, nooonipnni
ed by the following nolo frcui Ihc Secretary ;
Fhii:nd KontNtON : Pies. so accept tho enclosed
check for One Hundred Dollars, a the amount ap
propriated by the " Ladies' A. S. Sewing Circle"
of Cincinnati, to aid the publication of the" Buglo."
It is with pleasure I communicate to you tbi
appropriation, nnd earnestly hope you may bo em
inently successful in pleading the cause ot the
MARY M. GUILD, Secretary.
CINCINNATI, Nov. 5, 1853.
KNicKEnnockER for November contains the usu
al variety of tbis magazine. "A trip up the Col
umbia," "Journeyings in Spain," and "A lotter
from up tbe river," aro all full of froshness and life
in thoir incidents. Tho passion fur office-hunting
receives a pretty fair cut up in the "Search for
place." The Editor's Tablo is quite at well spread
Genius oi tok Wist. Tbo second number uf
this new Dollar Magazine it out. It it neatly-
printed and its literary character is highly credita
ble to its conductor.
Miss Lrcv Stonk. Wt tee an incidental notice
that Mits Stent hat boeu loctuiing night after
night to full houses in Louisville, Kentucky. Ave
have learned no particulars.
AN INTERESTING FACT.
One of the missionaries of tho New-York Citv
Tract Society having supplied the crew of a vessel
going tu llayti not only with tracts, but also with
some religious papers and books, tho inon, upon
their arrival thorn, made them into a parcel, and
were taking thsin on shoro, when they were stop
pod by a Custoni-Iiouso ofiicor. This being ob
served bv a superior officer, ht directed Uiut no
duly should be charged upon the parcel, nnd prom
ised tho captaiu that whatever he might bring of
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mo nainu mnu siiouiu u uuasvu uuiv irvu. uusi
at that time, the tniperor Fnustin passed that way
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anq nearing oi wuiii iiau iimvii puieo, ue luimeui
ately gave command tbut henceforward no duty
should be charged upon Bibles, Testaments, or
Protestant religious books or tracts, or other publi
cations ; and, then, turning to the Captain, be said.
" 1 shall be bapppy tu have on the Island a much
"of such resiling matter as you can bring, und
" nny person interfeio with you, lot nio know it."
This conduct uf a table Empnror desorrea the
imitation of certain fuir-complcxioued monarch."
Qucre. How would it do for certain fnir-com-plcxioncd
democratic presbyterians motbodists
baptists, Sec., tbo sovereigns of this nation, who
would imprison and evon bang this captain, if be
had dine a much for the black in New Orleans
or Charleston ? Wt commend tht example of
Faustin, to our pious sovereigns at hums.
JQyDuring tlie past year postage stamp and
stamped envelopes tu the amount of $3,500,000
have been tawued by tbt Pott Ofikt Department at
Washington. Tbi vast amount kaa all been ae
eoortted for with the e-tpti cf about tlOO.
From the Indiana Free Democrat.
CONSTITUTION AND THE
AND THE POLITICAL PARTIES.
CAMBRIDGE, Oct. 15th, 1853.
Ma. Editor.: At Newport a few evenings since,
you disclaimed certain sentiments which hud been
attributed to your paper, in one of my addresses in
that place. On further examination, my opinion
still is, that you end no substituto editor, must be
tho author of them, though the knowledge of wri
ting them may have passed out of your recollec
tion. And in tne same article, you refer to former
and similar declarations mnde by you on the same
subject. Nor do you misreprescntyour parly in so
But more recently, do you not lenffini tho snmc
or nearly the samo doctrines? Yousny"the Free
liemocratic party do not deny the rithlvt slavehol
ders to claim their runaways. The constitution
cxpiesnly guarantees that slaves escaping into
free ijtale, shall not be released from semtudo in
consequence of any regulation therein. Now tho
obvious meaning of this lnngunga is, tlmt the free
States should pass no lawmaking tlicin lice
And Mill more recently, you nay in reply to the
Oneida Chief, "ve aiiuii't ll.nt tl.e iinsnui li n we j
gave tho constitution, doa comprvmiic (he riyhtt nf
In the controversy with the Oneida Chief, vou I
ni'A atiilni.ll in IhA ci.rli, Tl.n .nh.lillllinn flllAf'
"compromise the rights .f the slave." And fur-
tlicr. ns you sny, "it guarantees that
filliir Ititiifl iritA Slnln nhnll nut I.A rn nfliAil
service, in consequence of nny regulation therein;
nnd all this tho Chief strangely denies.
rMien being the constitution, wc w ho nrc aihui-
tiotiists, cannot vote or take offico under It. We
will not "evmitromiee the riiihtt of the glare. e
will not swear to do it. We will not elect othors
to swear tu do it. Our trouble is not merelv that a
slave can be sent back under tho new Fugitive
Law, but that bo can be returned under tht ctneti
tution which yon swear to support. With us, the
compromises of 1S50, which scud back a very few
slavts to bondage, aro a small matter, compared
with tho grcnt compromise of the Union, under
which millions of men are Held in crushing bon-
A t In all tlA wnssinff frAnntnfliinl
is no' worso to refwrn a slave, nay millions of slaves
With us. It
than it istoAoW them on the terms of the national
compact and Union. With us, the foreign alave
trade in the District of Columbia, is no moro vile
.1 l, .b.mA..ln With .,. . ih. is,., in
on the high seas, was no more "pirsrey" after the
of Congress so declared it, than it had been bo-j
loro. With us, unconstitutional slavery is no moro
accursed than constitutional slavery. With us, it I
is no more criminal to meet slaveholder, on "Hal-1
timtre Platforms" and pledge ourselves to bo
lent, or to cease anti-slavery agitation, vithout eon-
dilxont, than it is to mcot Uieui in W ashington ou
tho Governmental Platform, and plodee silence on
the trifling, though imnossible condition that
general jovernmentbe wholly ecparated from elarrrti,'
wliilo it still goes on with screaming horrors in nil j
tho slnve Slalc, born, or to he born. Willi us. tlio
motto ricenoni xxntiniinl, elnvcry sectional is
absurd, ns well as wicked. Our sentimont is Free
dom univcraiil, and slavery nowhere in the univeree of
ooit, ana truo to that sentiment, wo mako no terms
As regards the threo million of unesenpod slaves
there is really no difference octween the tlirce polit
ical parties. On the altar of this Union, thoso mil
lions are offered a perpetual burnt sacrifice. The
three candidates ol their respective parties aro the
officiating high priests before the altar, aud they
swear in continual eonvennnt, that they will bo
loyal to that union, on such monstrous conditions.
e, on the other hand, enter no such alliance. Our
motto is, "No Union with Slavory, nor Slave-holders."
Aud our criticism and censure of the Free Soil
party it, that they will make and will uphold such
a government. That they do i', is not denied.
Tlie trifling circumstaiue of a newspaper article,
avowing tins or that consideration, about the slave
tfedo, new slnve Slate, new or old Fugitive Slave
Laws, is as nothing. There stands tht daring, dam
ning fact of v.iluutary union with Slaveholders.
We Abolitionist execrate it, repudiate it in the
uamo of huiuauity, liberty, justice and Gud.
Y'unrs trul v,
The following are the oommentt of tht Free
Democrat on Mr. Pillsbury' lotter.
PARKER PILLSBURY'S LETTER.
We publish today a communication from Mr. Pills
bury, being a crhicisin on tho position of the Fioe
Democratic party, and tbe course which the Free
Democrat ha pursued in relation to the subject ol
the rondition of fugitive slaves; and n'.so contras
ting them with tlie positiou of tho Garrisouiuu or
Abolition party proper.
We desire tu mako a few comments on (hi let
ter, and we will snv in the outset that neither Mr.
Pillsbury nor nny of hi parly etui sny nnvtliiug
however severe, m regard tu tho abstract wrongful
ness of slavery which wc will not agree to. Wc
desire as heartily as ho dues, to ree the day when
Ihe shackle shall lull Iroin tbe limbs ol every slave
io the land. There is no diflcrenco between us in
regard to tho end to ba attained; and whenever he
hull convince us that tbnt end can best be attained
or can only be attained by a civil revolution, then
we slinlljuiu hands witli nm lor that purpose
ins is a iion-voung party; anu we boucvo 11. ev nrc
also non-rcsistnnts. Look first at the improbability
of convincing men that they can best overthrow the
system of slaveiy by refusing tu vole. And then
suppose they hud a majority of thoir way of think
ing, and should endeavor to orgauizo a new gov
ernment, being non-i esisttiuts, a hanillull of res
olute men could overpower them and render their
etlurtN uboruve. .
We believe (hut our revolutionary father nt tbe
tune the constitution was formed luokcd confi
dently forward to the gradual abolition nf slavery
mrnugn tne operntion oi measures set on toot at
that time, Oue of these measure was tbe passage
of the celebrated ordinance of l"t7, by which tlie
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n iioiu Ul mo liuriu-nvil lermury SUB lurever con-
socrated to freedom. And it is a significant fact
that this very torritory belonged to a slave State,
and that tho slaveholders of that dtiv joined iu the
measure. Anothorof theso measures was thu abol
ition uf the foreign slave trado after the year lclOtJ.
It was thus confidently expected that by cutting
off the foreign supply and securing tho territories
to ireeaom, slavery would become unproulable in
the Stales where it then existed and die out bv a
system of gradual emancipation. And such would
buve undoubtedly been the caso bad tho govern
ment been confined to tbi early policy. But the
reverse of this bus been the case. The whole his
tory of the government of lute yean has been a
continual struggle fur the increase of slave torrito
ry. First Louisiana, then Florida, then Texas, and
lastly, New Mexico and California. But Califor
nia, though acquired for the avowed purpose of be
ing made slave territory, was saved that disgrace
by the efforts oft few brave men in Congress. No
one, we presumo, will protend to say that slavery
could have existed till the present time but for these
outlets. It would have been a moral impossibility.
Slave labor is notoriously unprofitable in au econ
omical point o: view. It. en how havo they managed
to perpetuate the system? Thi we conceive to be
the way: after they have exhausted Ihe soil of tbe
older slave States by a few years of slave labor,
they save themselves from pecuniary ruin by sel
ling oil' the increase of their slave tu tbe traders
tu be takeu to the virgin soil uf the new territories,
were under the operation uf tho lath ad severe
labor and hard fare, a slav e is woi kod tu death in
about an avcrngo of soveu yours.
And nothiugundur heaven, wo conceive, but these
now slave territories, Hllbrdingaconvenietitoutlet for
the increase, aud mukiug slave-breeding n profita
ble business, has prevented the States, Maryland,
Virginia and Kentucky, from following the exam
ple oi New England, New York und Pennsylvania,
in the work of emancipation.
We believe slavery to bo a lUOiiHtorgrnwth, orig
inating in lawlessness and cupidity; that it hot no
direct sanction of ltiw even in tbe States where it
exists; but derive whatever of sanction it bus mere
ly from custom and usage. Such we believe tu be
the decision of even pro-slavery Judges. We be
lieve it to bt contrary tu the spirit if nut to tbt let
tor of tht constitution, and wt bopt tht day may
soon come when tbe outside pressure of an enligh
tened publit opinion will constrain bur Judgot to
decide it nnoooatitutionai. But wt tonfisat wt
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ji"i iiv ,iii -u- ii m. m i win wm vsoi
B,lt " a j or that their principles as abolition
law ists, invoho the question of tioii-resislsnre. Of
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7.eh'lr"c"tl,",, ,uUk'1v "' resistance by the
when six outof the nine Supremo Judges are per
sonally interested in the peculiar institution. Ho
long MWt elect pro-slavery Judges, liut if Ilia
country should ever be sofortunalt As to llaVe u
anti-slnvcry President, the tables will be turned.
In regard to the subject of the rendition of fit
gitiv e slaves si e are opposed to any legislation uu
tlie subject either by Congress or the btate, lw
ing the slaveholder's right to the service of bit
escaped slave to be tried by our State courts tlio
srmo as any other claim for service or labor doe.
If on such a trial the slaveholder can find n jury to
decide that any service or labor.ls'lawfully due
him, let tho eontrnct bo fulfilled. For ourselves
we regard such a claim as preposterous. Here in
man whose ancestors were stolon from their na
tive country centuries njjo mado to lubor under
tho lush for theliem fit of their thief and their
children after them ho escapes from liis oppressor
and arrives in n free State, llere conies Ins pur
suers and lays claim to his service. On wbat
ground? Under that clause if the constitution
liich sayt "Any person bold to service or labor in
one stale nnder tlie laws tliereot, escaping into so'
other shall bo delivered up to tho person to whom
such scrviie or labor ninv bo due. When asked
for the stHtuto which entitles him to the servo c of
this man without nn equivalent, lie replies: "O, it
cvitnmury to ninke men work for. notbing In" my
State, provided they have a black skin," Or you
ask him for proof of any contract whatever' on tho
part ol tne man to pcriorm nny service or ianor:
he cun eive none.
We enn find nothing in tho constitution which
with nn honest nnd liberal interpretation, nny reas
onable man can object to. The difficulty is in get
ting men into power who will faithfully carry ett
the spirit of freedom embodied in its prorisieat.
These are the positions of the writer of this ar
ticle. Wc speak, however, only for ourself. If Mr.
Vnilo ha expressed any such sentiment a Mr.
Pillsbury represents, it i unknown to us; but we
do know that the article to which tht Onnda Chief
and tht Anti-Slavery Bugle took exceptions, ami
from which Mr. P. make a quotation, was nut
written by him, and tome portion of it did nut
meet his approbation. Mr. Vnile is now absent;
when be returns, ho will probably speak fur him
self. We have word or two of comments upon tlie
The writer is mistaken in bis snppostiou Unit
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,1C "Ixditiomst to whom he refers, are non-resist-
cour,0 ,iclli hi. Brlllnlg Bcaiu,t noii-vutins-.
.,,, . . . . ,
fou"de'1 " ?rror' M 'ess. This we find
bo a very jponimon error, notwithstanding tb
disclaimers which have so repeatedly been mado.
Amonir these abolitionist are men who hnve mn.t
fugitive slaves, and who a openly a any other
men, declare that physical resistance tu tyranny,
both u right nud un iuiucrntive dutv. wh'il- oib.
cr bclien uch resistance tu be both impolitic and
wicked. Of course these men of different opinions,
regulate their acts accordingly. The question it
one disconnected with tho associated anti-slavery
movement, and with the nou-voting action. Nou
voters are agreed that the conttitution renders guy
port to tlm-ery, and that on this account they can
not support it, cither directly or by their agi-nt.
We repeat, a abolitionist they du not refuse to
vote because tht war-making power is iu the eu
stitution, (sun t uf our l umber, if tbt question were
raised, would object on that ground, other would
not,) but iHH-nust tho slave-catching the slave
.cvolnt on-tubjecting power is there, and because
the three fifths representation clause gives tbt
power into the hands of tyrants. Tbi i their po
sition. Whether others deem it rirht or wmni
we should liko to liavo it clearly understood, and
Tho substance of the third and fourth para
graphs of the reply is about tbi. That our Path
ers intended to gradually abolish slavery by tbe
constitution, and the ordinance of 1787, and that
they would have succeeded if they had not failed.
ell, what ever we may think of tho intention uf
the majority, we shall not dispute thi conclusion.
But we du cull in question the wisdom of tlmsa
anti-slavery men w ho propose ns thoir cxtremnst
measure to cull back tho government tn iu origin
al position, leaving tho constitution and the union
as it is and as it has been. This stupendous fail
ure should forever damn the measure. Thore it
too in nib at stake thus to triflo, by the repetition
of demonstrated falacy and failure. And vet this
is Charles Sumner' . efficient measure. This, wo
understand to he tho position of the writer of this
article, nnd of tho Free Democratic partv as a
body, and individually of many of its members.
hntcver their theories or convictions personally
may bo, they thus slnnd as tho actual advocate
uf gradxuil emancipation. Aud like nil other
gradualists, they by their position, comedo thu
right of slavery for the present. It makes nu
difference that they do it with tbo vain hope uf
thereby abolishing it in the future. Our fathers
had that hope as our friends concede. They failed.
Our frionds to-dny hnng the samo hope upon thi
exploded experiment. They too will fail as sure
as liko causes produce like results. The true
policy is to give no place to this infernal concen
tration of iuiquity. No, not for an instant.
The writer thinks nothing " undor hcavon," but
tht accession of now slave territories, has prevent
ed Maryland, Virginia and Kentucky, from becom
ing free states. Granted that it is so. Ho object
to us that our measures are impracticable , Has
he or all creation the power to prevent tbe increase
of slavo territory in tlie future as in tht past the
Union continuing? Has be any hope that when
the hour shall come, that slavery shall dtmand
Mexico or Cuba, or the Sandwich Islands, it de-
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uinuui sin uui ui conceuea t ii to. nt It moro
hopeful than bis brethren. No. Slavery will run
riot, just to long at New England and tbt great
North West, remains "annexed" to slavery, by the
present union. By this it hat had iu prosperity,
and by tnis it will continue to prospor.
Tho writer can find nothing in the constitution
honestly and liberally interpreted, which any rea
sonable man can object to. We object to it tvta.
as tht writer himself, (whom wt presume to bt.
both honest and liberal,) interpret it. lit says,
" slavery is contrary to the spirit, if not tht letter,
of the constitution." Now we hold that no ," rea
sonable or honest" fricud of freedom should bo
satisfied with any constitution which contain!
such an " if." There should be no hypothesis or
duubt about tho letter, if " honesty and reMpn,"
is to lo satisfied. What I an iustruiuout' niudo to,
establish justico and frocdum, and yet il very
" letter," to be in doubt T How ean one fail tt
suspect that cither "reason or honesty" have fault,
Ei'looies or Danixl Wkbsthi. Thit it a tellto.
tion of eulogies delivered in Congress upon DanitI
Webstor, . Wt think buman breath could bt better
spent than in eulogising to stupendous a moral
prodigal? as Daniel Webster. Nevertheless, wt
aro obliged to Hun. J. Cablt for hit politeness in
forwarding US tht work, ' " 1
, " ' ' " ""
Pinnstlvania A,ti-Slavxt SodaTV. This ef
ficient auxiliary in tbt anti-alavry.; warfare, held
ita Annual Meeting on tbt 24th and 8&tb ult, at
Norrittowa. We shall condense the report of ha
ptwet4bn fo next week, '(' ' .''