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The political papers declare that a new national
I'nion-snvinft party in in pr.' of formation, the
object of which in, to consolidate tho pro-slavery
strength of tho Nurlli without reference to nlj par
ty lines, and by union with tlic .South, obtain con
trol of th government ami nation, nnd "crufh out"
the nnti-slnvery spirit, both In the church nml
ninong Iho poople. We hope one truth mny l.c
deeply impressed in tho begiiininjr of such a con
test upon the minds of anti-slavery chrirlniniin vi:
.Such a movement is not to be iicccfiilly met, by
tho countermining of opposing politii'nl nction.
Let political nction be employed ns the expression
of a religious conviction, ns tho performance of a
religious luly, but tho hoM nttcmpt will bo coun
teracted, if nt all, by applying the truth of ()ol to
the hearts ami consciences of men. Tho anti-slavery
cause is impregnable only, when conducted as
n religious movement, to which political action is
secondary. The anti-slavery christians of tho conn-1
try are throwing their strength away. An nnti-i
slavery party with mere political aims in view, is'
certain of nothing but defeat. A religious qncs-j
tionis not to be settled in tho political arena. The
iiisnciumniion ni religious iriiiu nmuiig iuc p.'oiic,
frotrl,. the pulpit, by tracts, by newspapers, and all
npplinnccs within n christian's reach, is the work
which should now bo done. That accomplished,
right voting w ill follow, of course.
Tho above is from the C'liri.itn'n Presr, nml ex
presses, if wo aro permitted to define tho term
christian, just cur view of tho qucstitn. We
shoul I not ask to make this exception had not the
J'rett so frequently of Into defined its idea of a
christian to bo olio w ho believed in evangelical or
thodoxy. Tho idea wo wish to give in our adhe
sion to," nnd our impression of its vnst importance,
is, that the nnti-slnvcry Is a great religious, or, as
wc prefer to any, moral question. That the anti
slnvory cause is destined to bo successful only w hen
conducted as such. It contemplates not tho com
pulsory emancipation of tho slave though thut
might be a temporary good. It looks beyond this,
to repentance nud reform of individual and the
nation. . Political action may bo a necessary attend
ant upon this reform when it i-luill havo advanced
10 fares to require its aid. Hut it will itself lea
result a means under tho control of moral power.
Some weeks tinco the Pre contained an article
addressed to Christian Reformers, which wc cut oul
and intended ere this to liuvc published. It con.
taincd the uhote sentiment moro amplified, in con
nection with luino quite objectionable positions and
sentiments. From this we extract the following:
We havo expressed ft t ubt whether tho chief
strength of nnti-slavcry Christians has been wisely
used. AVo will endeavor to explain our meaning.
First, it should never bo forgoiton by Christians
that this question, in its primary and most impor
tant aspect, is one of morals and' religion ; and sec
ond, that its political character nnd relations arc
altogether a secondary matter, nud that tho politi
cal n.tion of the people is inevitably determined by
their religious conviction:) ; wo mean on the broad
cnlo and ns tho general rule. Consequently the
stroiigtn oi tno suvc-power lies, not in political par
tics, nor in tho gcuurul government itself.
Political parties, and tlic governments, Mate or
national, nre but the expression of the popular sen
timent of tho day, und tho popular tciitiiiient on
thin point liuds its chief moulding power in the re
ligious sentiment of the people. A mere political
struggle, a contest of party with party, is Iroiu ne
cessity a war of skirmishes and outposts oulv, and
if on merely political grounds, by somo uuloukcd
lor combination of political interests, an anti-slavery
government could bo installed nt Washington
to-niurrow, tho main work und chief buttle would
be before us still.
Hut let a true ChrUlinn anti-slavery sentiment be
established in the country ami u reiiable nnti-slu-vcry
political action will spring from it by the veiy
law of its being.
We have said that the strength t f the slave pow
er l:e, it; 't in p ditical parties, nor even in tho gen
eral government. Tiieseare hut tho uiauiUVtalioiie
of that which lies back id' and deeper than they,
and t ie efl'ort should be to displ icn them inly by
removing tho cause which produced ami sustains
thoin. Tho citadel of tho slave-holders is found in
the religious organizations of the country. These
aro first thochurches, and secondly tho various as
sociations of tho day, in connection with tho reli
gious press. These together so far control the pub
lic, eontimciit of this country, that no great ques
tion of morals can he decided in opposition to their
te'vehin:;, and their inlluciico has thus fur deci
ded the political a"tioii of the nation on the sill ject
This has been done, nut by any direct or specilic
teachings upon the subject of political nction, on
tho contrary this has been mostly avoided, but by
inculcating such religious opinions ns did not con
flict with the slave-holders' demands, nor forbid a
christian to comply with them.
. If Christian nuti-slavcry men desire to seo the
cause triumphant, let them, ns n matter of policy
ami of duty, give themselves little uneasiness ubout
political action at H(7i and for political ends. Let
them strike deeper, and the blow w ill bo far more
effectual. Let them bestow their time, clWt nnd
money to tho establishment of tho very instrumen
talities by whijh the present control over public
sentiment has been obtaiued.
Let them strive to convert the churches. Let
Missionary Societies Lo built up into power who.-e
iulluoiico will counteract the present wrong, and be
thrown in tho right direction. Let tho power of
tho press be called into requisition, by sustaining
religious newspapers of tho right description, nnd
let them be built up into strength and placed in
commanding positions. Lot Tract nnd Book Soci
eties nnd publication houses bo called into vigor
ous action, which will lill the land with right touch
ing let the religious sentiment bo operated upon
by nil menus at command, nnd tho desired political
results w ill follow almost without effort.
" Wo onfesi that wo have much pleasure in list
ening to such suggestions to tho church members
of tho land. Though wo do not eoncedo what is
claimed by tho I'm), thut tho whole responsibility
of all reforms rests with tho professed saints we
should huve small hope of the world's redemption
it' it did i yet doubtless much, very much, depends
upon them ; moro than upon nny other eluss, be"
cnuso of their numbers, thoir pretensions and their
actual influence. Hitherto this class of persons, so
many of them ns have not gono w ith the majority
to support slavery directly, have seemed to forgot
the power of christian truth. They hnve repudia
ted moral power ana forgotten thnt man has a con
science, and have resorted to political organizations
and parly intrigue to iccuro tho success of a mor
al enterprise, mid if tho Pen shall succeed in bring
ing them to trust for thoir success in morul reform
leu in numbers nnd more in truth, which is the
-wisdom of God and the power of God for salvation
to tbo slave and all others of tho wronged, it w ill
do a good service for righteousness and humanity.
It cannot be in more commendable service, than "in
striving to convert tho churches," to uso its own
language, for they are carnal and sold to tho uso of
carnal weopons. Ridiculing and slandering those
who confide in truth for success after the example
of the Founder of Christianity. Political action is
with most of them the ever lauded instrumentality;
and those who do not vote, do nothing.
.- SwiiRiMoiN. Mr, Giddings as the oldest inenv
ber of the IIouso, administered the oath to Spoakor
Boyd. In reply to tho question whether he swore
Boyd strongly, Mr. Giddings replied, " ies. 1
wore hiia well, and on the higher law."
There scorns to be an impression among tho
llavehoUing Congressmen, if not among the Free
Boilers, that this swearing is not just the thing fur
The Hards in Congress, have elected their can
didate for printer Beverly Tucker.
LETTER FROM MICHIGAN.
BATTLE GREEK, Dec. 2, 1853.
Dr.n RontNsox: I send you for publication the
accompanying article, which I cut from the Detroit
Daily Freo Democrat. My object In asking its
publication in the ltuglo is to givo your readers,
especially such of them ns rcsido in tais State, a
further specimen of tho spirit and purposes of tho
clerienl gentlemen who conduct that Prcs, nnd also
to cnnhlo mo tho better to correct tho misrepresen
tations contained in Mr. Noble's letter.
Mr. Noble, as well as two of tho LMitors of tho
Democrat, is a member of the Wosleynn church.
When I met him at the house of a mutual friend,
nt Ann Arbor, ho wns introduced to mo ns an honest
man, and I saw nothing on that occasion which led
no to think thnt such was not his character; but 1
regret to say that this letter has compelled mo to
withhold from him this honorable appellation. It
was cv idently intended lo deceive the honest readers
of the Democrat, and by creating n false impression
of tho object of our mission, induce them to con
tinue their support of tho paper.
The statement of Mr. N., that I ruid we had
"crushed fivo Free .Soil papers in Ohio," is wholly
a fabrication, to call it by no harsher name. What
I said of tho Free Soil papers in that Stnto was, that
somo of them oponly advocated our cause, while the
remainder wero silent in regard to it, nnd thnt con
sequently our labors thero havo greatly strength
ened the'party ; end I expressed a deep regret that
tho Democrat had not imitated their example,
instead of commencing a warfare upon us which
had rendered it necessary for us to spike its bat"
tcrics in self-defence.
Mr. N. represents us as endeavoring to "crush
tho onlyy paper in tho State." Does ho need to
bo told that this is false-witness? JIo very well
knows that the Democrat is not a free paper, nnd
that this is tho principal reason why wc nsked him
and others to withhold from it their support. lie
knows, too, that thnt pnper has repeatedly nttacked
Mr. Garrison, as well as Mrs. Foster and myself,
nnd has closed its columns against a reply, and
that our friends have been obliged to seek other
channels through which to correct its misrepresen
tations. I need not express to you my surpriso at the
course pursued by the leaden of tho Free Soil
party in this Stato. It needs but a very small
amount of fuiosight to perceive that it must in the
end prove their ruin. Had they adopted tho lib
eral policy pursued by tho Free Soilors of Ohio,
and seconded our efforts to awaken attention to the
subject of slavery and reform tho public sentiment,
they might have reaped a rich harvest from our
labors. As it is, our success is their defeat.
" Verily, tho wicked shall bo taken in their own
craftiness." Yours truly,
MORE CRUSHING OUT.
Mr. Caleb dishing will hardly bo ablo to main
tain a monopoly of tho business of crushing out
me rree 0011 scuuntciii 01 inc .orin. liy the lol
low iug letter from a staunch nnd highly esteemed
Anti-Huvcrv man, it appears that in the work of
"crushing out" the mediums . f Anti-Slavery infor
inatiuii, ho has had ellicieut aid from the parties
therein named. Wo wero before aware of tho Gen
eral facts hero definitely stated by Mr. N. Ami it
is no secret, we suppose, Inmost Anti-Mnvcry men,
that there is a sm ill parly of nrufessed uholitioii
bts, who bitterly oppose all jn-atlical movements,
in Church or State, looking to the removal of that
great curse, American Slavery.
It is with somo hesitation nnd much regret thnt
wo publi.-h tho letter; for it is very unpleasant in
us to exposo the inalica nml duplicity of these un
fortunate people, lint wo are constructed to do it,
been uso several of our subscribers, nut 'being ac-
uamtC'l witli tno ohjoet winch they hail in view in
'nmiug west, havo thought our notices of them
unnecessarily severe. Not having thought it worth
while to make any public defence of our course,
wc havo concluded, on receipt of this letter, to lav
it before our readers, that they may understand
something of tho objects of tho western mission of
When they havo added the Free Ptmocrut lit the
list of their victims, our readers will, no doubt, find
it out :
ANN ARBOR, Nov. 23, 1853.
Rev. S. A. Bakek: Dear Sir: I was invited
with a few others, last evening, to meet Mr. nnd
Mrs. Foster, (they being in this city), for a social
visit. There wero remarks made by Mr. Foster
which led to quite a debate; during which Mr. F.
said, iff (tho (iurrisnninns) hare "crushed fire Free
Suit imiicrtin Ohio; and speaking of the Michigan
Free Ikmoerat, said, "our tir.il allied now in toeruth
that." These remarks were not made in tho heat
of nn excitement; but deliberately. I think there
is enough for all in tho Anti-Slavery ranks to do,
without throwing clubs lit each other.
We havo hud several lectures hero by Mr. nnd
Mrs. Foster, and Messrs. Garrison nnd Robinson.
and they were generally well receivod. They took
up collections, unit received donations from rree
Democrats ns well ns others to sustain them in their
work. But if their jirtt object now is to crush tho
only free pnper we have in tho State, I think it is
high time our friends throughout the Stato know it.
I can prove what 1 nave statcu ubovo, by several
rcsiicetablo witnesses. You can mako whatever
disposition you please willl it.
4 ruiy yours, P, l), iotit.E.
LETTER FROM G. B. STEBBINS.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Dec. 8th, 1853
Friend Roiiinson : A sorics of mootings, fully
occupying threo days, attended constantly by largo,
deeply interested, and earnestly attentive audien
ces, has just closed in this city. It is almost need
less to say that I allude to the Second Docado
Meeting of tho American Anti-Slavery Socioty
Twenty years ngo, a littlo band of earnest men
met hero, the fact of their coining together attract
ing no attention, known even to but few, published
in no newspnpers, ueemcu as ot no moment or
interest by any considerable number.
But they signed a Declaration of Sentiments
which has been tho basis of a grcut movement,
still increasing and to iucreaso until slavery shall
cense. Ten years ago tho first Decade Meeting
w as deemed of consequence enough to bo mobbed
On Saturday last in 'the spacious and beautiful
Sunsom Street Hall, were gathered at tho opening
session, over fivo hundred persons.
On the platform were seated several reportors
from the city pupors, ready to write down tho
words uttered there, that the thousands outside,
not ready to attond such a meeting, but still wish
ing to know what was said, might be gratified.
In tho afternoon, and through each of the six
following sessions, tho Hull was filled.
It was impressive to witness the expression of
doop and sorious interest unchanged except in
its increase manifest in the countenances of the
assomblcd multitude. Kuch and all seomed to
feel tho momentous importance of the occasion ;
tho presonce of the old and tried friends of the
cause, who had stood strong through evil and good
report; tho mooting from distant and different
parts of the country, (from both free and slave
states,) of those attraoted by a common love of
liberty for all ; the memories of twonty years of
labor, of apparent defoat, ever resulting In success,
of trials and triumphs, the consciousness of grow-
Ing strength, imparled a spirit to the meeting.
Which, had it found utterance, wool 1 have spoken
from every tongue, "It is good to bo here."
The abolitionists will go to their homes with
new strength nnd cheer, and those not fully en
listed hnve gained higher nnd truer views of right
The opening address of Mr. Garrison wns clenr,
impressive, and appropriate. The reminiscences
of tho meeting in lKIJ.'l, by Sam'l J. May, and
others, wero especially interesting to tho ninny
who wero not present on that memorable occasion,
and the few who were, tnu-l have felt that time as
one consecrated to good nnd noble, and therefore
sweetly pleasant memories. Mr. Garrison's expo
suro of Jie hollow falsehood of tho cry cf inJiM
against the nnti-slavcry movement nnd Its adher
ents, wns especially excellent. Right well would
it havo been if some hundreds of clergymen, emi
nent in position, both North nnd South, who nre
devoted to tho nosurd nnd impious work of making
the "f itni of nil villnnies" a christian institution,
could have heard it. But the people henrd it glad
ly, nnd they move the pulpit as was happily re
marked by somo speaker.
The letters in reply to invitation", were listened
to with much interest. Yon will of couro publish
I them, but the mere reading from those dead black
letters en your pnge, will give a poor idea of the
enthusiastic response given to tho chivalrio bold-
ncis nud manly frankness of Cnssius M. Clny, or
the rapt nttentioii lest any of tho puro nnd noble
sentiments of 0. W. Julian, should bo lost to the
ear nnd l.cnrt.
The word of cordial sympathy Gerrit Smith sent.
i even when loo feeble to write nt length, was all
'tbo moro appreciated. The excellent letter of
II. C. Howell, from Western Pennsylvania, (one
of tho attendants nt the original meeting.) and
others which time forbids to mention, wero all
listened to ns so many tributes of sympathy, help
ing to increase tho interest of tho occasion by
creating a consciousness that d tnultitudo of dis
tant witnesses were one in spirit with those in the
Tho speeches of tho occasion, you will in due
time publish. Joseph Barker made several power
ful addresres. Wendell Phillips was, as ever, elo
quent and persuasive.
Thero seemed a spirit of unity and good feeding
which somo points of difference discussed did not
lessen. To uso a Friend's phrase, "thero was n
precious, sweet covering over tho meeting" al
though there was no fear (as is so often the case
among Friends) that tho utteranco of a free, ear
nest word, not wholly in unity with somo other
utterance, would dispel the bright cloud, and cause
darkness to brood whoro was light before.
Through Saturday, Sunday, and Monday fore
noon, tho discussions were continued, and at noon
of the latter d ly, the Hall was vacated from neces
sity, nnd an adjournment effoota l without ilu'ny,
to n smaller ono, which was soon filled to overt! ow
ing. A rcsolvo uu il.n Colonisation question,
opened at once, a most interesting discussion ; or
rather its rending called forth repeated and in
tensely interesting expressions of feeling mingled
with startling fai ls on the real character of this
scheme of pretended benevolence. Sevoral colored
men and women spoke on this subject with an
earnest indignation, a tetiehin;; pathos, und a spirit
(if firm nml intelligent rcsolvo to oppose this iniq
uitous project of wholesale expatriation. But
your readers must judge from tho addresses you
will publish more fully than from my brief report.
I simply writo that you and they may gain some
idea of tho prevalent spirit of this largo and im
portant gathering. No meeting ever hold in this
country ever produced n better impression.
The Anti-Slavery Fuir commenced on Monday
evening, in a beautiful Hull on Chestnut Street,
and closed last evening. Tho nttendnnce in the
evenings wns so large, as to fill tho room, even to
crowding. Tho sales wero so successful as to
amount to over two thmuund dulluri ; a sum larger
than over before realised hero on a similar occa
The conclusion wc must couio to, after looking
back to that littlo gathering twenty years since, to
the meeting tcu years ago, disturbed by mobo
cratie violence, and this large, orderly and impres
sive meeting of tho past week, is that anti-slavery
is gaining a hold broader nnd deeper on tho public
mind that tho vorUl docs more, and trill move, so
long as truth be spoken.
G. B. STEBBINS.
News of Week.
DAatEnRKOTvrta. Seo tho advertisement of
Hint & Boone. These gentlemen have every
j iitciiiiY lor iiiKing mu ucni oi iiKencsscs. i neir
rooms arc amnio in size, well located with the
most favorable lights, and they themselves aro am
ply competent to mako tho best of their excellent
facilities. Their pictures prove this. Call and
sco thoui. They will bear comparison with those
of nny other artists iu tho West.
Instbi mi stai. Mrsic. Thoso who wish instruc
tion in music on the Jluteand violin will have a rare
opportunity by applying to Ciiari.es Thorn, at the
Yunkco Notion Store. Mr. T. proposes to instruct
classes in these branches. Our citizens are well
acquainted with his superior musical skill. On the
flute, especially, Mr. f . has very few superiors.
The Erie War. Governor Bigler tins written a
letter to tho Erie Obtereer stating that "his sympa
thies are with the people of F.rie, and thnt whatso
ever the law will permit, shall bo done for them."
Thus does ho seem to givo his approbation to the
moboerntic destruction of tho road.
Licr Stonk has been lecturing in various places
in Indiana. Her audiences havo bcon crowdod
nnd her success in awakening nn interest in tho
causo of human rights, most encouraging.
fc The Supreme Court of Indiana has decided
that tho present liquor law of that State is un
constitutional. The result of the decision will be
the unrestricted traffic iu the article for the year to
Correction. An extract in our Inst eroditod to
tho Painetcille Telegraj'h, regarding the Disciples'
A. S. Convention, should have been credited to the
Cleveland Commercial, and was from a letter of YV.
F. M. Arney.
J. C. Walton, of this place, who has for a couple
of weeks past been an inmate of the jail at Now
Lisbon, awaiting his trial for counterfeiting, died
on Friday last, of delirium tremeiu. Walton lias
often put the oup to his neighbor's lips and in right
eous retribution he has perished by its poison. It
has made shipwreck of his character as well as lifo,
and cruthed the popes and heart of art accomplish-
, nmiuhle and long-suffering wife, who, with mar
tyr dcvotii n, stood by him to the last.
Since writing the nlmvn wo learn thnt a bright
itlle bov, n son of the Wnltnns', hits very sudden
ly died, and the afflicted mother left r.T the resi
lience of her friends nt the east, on Thursday last,
learii g with her her two remaining children and
the corpso of her deceased boy.
Conore's. Wo seo nothing of especial Interest
in its proceedings.
Gerrit Smith seems to be in his place, ns Wo oh
ervo a notice of the presentation of n petition by
him, for tho suppression tf Iho liouor traffic in the
District of Columbia.
Senator Chase lias a place on some of the Sena
torial Committees. Mr. Sumner has been omitted.
Dirnr -ri.Tirs at F.rie. The ontrases continue
nt lirie. The Bridge nt Harbor Creek hn.i been
burnt by tho rascals. This makes n cap of eight
miles to to overcome by coaches. The Clevolaud
( ntbl says that orders have now been given to
the men in employ of tho Railroad Company to
rotei'l the road. A serious collision may therefore
o nnticipnted. The Railroad employees have
been anxious to receive orders to stand by the
works, and they will do so at all hazards. .Slur,
THE GREAT FIRE IN NEW YORK.
A more signal calamity has never fallen linen n
private huisncss house than the terrible conflagra
tion of Saturday, by which the extensive publish
ing establishment of Messrs Harper Si Brothers
was, within n short space of two hours, converted
into n heap of smoldering ruins. The tiro was
territic in I's ratuditv. The alarm wns scarcely
given, before the wholo interior of tho buildings
nasenveiopcu in names, it wns nt once seen thut
there was no hope of quelling its fierce ravages.
Fed with combustible materials on every, side, it
soon roared and raged with yolcanio fury. There
was scarcely time for the oecnpnnts ot'tho vast
building to escape with their lives. Fortunately,
out of tho nix hundred and fifty employees within
its walls, some four hundred had not returned from
dinner, those who remained being chiefly the young
women employed in tho press-rooms niid bindery.
Thanks to the daring efforts of the firemen w hose
first efforts ero directed to saving life, theso were
nil rescued from a dreadful fato, though we regret
to learn that one ol tho number was so much injur
ed that she died on the way to tho Hospital.
Tho vast property ou Frunklin-squarc nndClitT-st.,
o understand, amounted to nearly $2,IKXI,(X)0,
in -hiding the buildings, printing apparatus, stereotype
plate, nnd tho large stock of publications
i-ftucd by Harper & Brothers. Of this, tho stereo
typo plates which wero kept in under ground
vaults, nro all which havo oscaped destruction. The
total h ss, nt a moderate estimate, cannot be less
than i l, ll(.i,i (00, of which only $20().0l)0, ns wc
learn, was covered by insurance. Tho high pre
mium charged on risks of this ehnrcatcr was no
doubt an inducement with the proprietors, in com
iiieii itli some other eminent capitalists, to become,
to a great extent, their own insurers. Wo nre
glad to bo nblo to state thut the safes containing the
account-books nml other valuablo papers of the
establishment wore secured at nil early stngo of the
conflagration hy tho courageous enterprise of the
Tho destruction of important works of literature
and science, occasioned by this catastrophe, is cx
tensivo ami disastrous iu the extreme, l or the lust
six months, the publications issued by Hnrner 4
iiroiuers, were oi a moro interesting nml vniunljle
character, than the usual nverncn of their editions
Tho marvellous success of their Magnrine had not
in any degreo checked or weakened their enterprise
in tho preparation of moro permanent works, both
original ami reprints. Theso nro nil rwept nway
before tho relentless element. The nlntes however.
are preserved, and wo trust, will speedily furnish
mo puonu wiiii new uuiiioiis oi ino nooks, tno loS
of which would bo a damage to literature.
Of the works going through tho press at the time'
of the disaster, we are compelled to give adifforentl
account. For the most part, theso are irrecoverably
lost. Iho hopes of both author and publisher, in
regard to them, are destroyed at "one fell swoop."
Among these, was the Magazine for January, the
Inst sheets of which wero on tho press, when the
fire broko out. We nro informed thnt this wns a
number, on which unusual euro had heon expended.
containing n large proportion of original articles of
uncommon brilliancy, nml embellished with even
moro tiian the usual variety nt expensive engrav
ings. Of this, not 0o!y the printed sheets, but tlic
proofs, manuscripts of tho authors, nud other
'copy nro clean swept nw.iv, fo tn;;t the number
will have to be prepared from tho beginning cniirely
anew. Hut witn our knowledge ol tho energy ol
tho publishers, nnd their cherished wishes to meet
the ilemnnils ol tho public, wo may yenturo to be
lieve that another January number w ill not fall far
behind tho close of tho threo weeks which remain
for its preparation.
Among the edition.'', of w hich wc fear tho greater
part has been lost, is tho account of "Tho United
.States tiiiuncll Expedition iu Search of Sir John
Franklin," by Dr. Kane, a largo octavo, and u work
cf exceeding interest. Some copies, however, wo
know aro preserved, so that tho author is nut doom
ed to the up-hill work of supplying its place by
new composition. 1'rilune.
WHIPPING THE NEGRO CATCHER.
Various versions aro given of tho Whipping giv
en Payne, of Ky., iu Canada tho " loi'ee of the Fu
gitive', oilers this as tho correct ono.
Tho "Negro Catcher" was in pursuit cf three
slaves, and passed himself off as McCarter. But
"tho darkies" recognised him as a Southerner, and
ho very soon acknowledged his real uainc, and sta
ted his object, to (ieo. Dclluptisto.
Payno said he wauled to seo "throo boys from
Kentucky," mentioned their names, and where
thoy wero from, that two, "belonging to him, nml
one to another man." PcBuptisto asked why he
wanted to see them ; said he knew when) they were
out of Payne's reach. Painn said they had escaped
from a plantation of his in Trimblo county, that he
lived iu another part of the State, and ho would
liko to see them ; that ho had favors to confer upon
them. Ho would givo thorn "free papors," 4c, &a.
DcBuptisto promised to get the young men to
Windsor, that ho might seo thorn.
Friday, Payne snw two of his slaves; but he could
not coax orhiro them to cross tho river. Salurdav
he had an interview with nil of them, "why go oil
the other sido, and I will givo you all free pupors"
said ho. 1 hey declined ; "tho land of the froo and
the homo ol tho brave, was no land nnd no homo
for them.,' Finding promises unavailing, ho tried
bribery. Ho gave Alfred fivo dollars ; hired a bug
gy ; und at last got "whiskey" and went to "the
Uurrucks , there to mako sure of his prey.
"The negroes" outride now resolved to intcrfer.
Thoy entered the Bauracks, and found him in Al
fred s room, iu the act of giving him, the whiskey.
They seized him, threw him upon his face, pulled
oil' his boots and pants stripped up his coat and shirt,
and Alfred eave hiiu twice ns many blows as Pavne
had given his mother ; and if Alfred has the soul of
a man, tho miserable wretch lclt every blow he
gavo him. The whip which ho used was one that
had been used on a Southern plantation ; and it is
kept at Windsor for tho very purpose to which it
was applied on Sunday lust.
The" Voice of Hit Fugitive" snys;
Whon Pay no's pants were pulled off, nn old watch
with a steel chain fell out : und it was. nicked up
and returned to him ns soon ns his mind got a lit
tlo cooled down so that ho know what he was about.
As for loss of money ; that is a foolish lie.
We are requested to say that if Pnyne wishes to
probeeute the mutter, au opportunity w ill be offered
him ; and at tho samo time the necessary papers
will be ready for tho first step of the process, by
which he will havo an opportunity of serving tho
Queen ten yours in a public, institution, for a con
spiracy to kidnap, in. Ho has had a taste of flog
ging with sluvo driver's w hip ; now ho may be
treated, if he likes, to a spocimen of servitude.
And wo are further requested to say that, if the ed
itor of the Fi te Vrtu is still unconvinced as to those
facta, he eao couio over to tbe old Barrack and ses
the whole thing prformei over sjiin,
A M irrieo Woman's Rkiiits. At Pittsburgh
lately, Judgo Williams decided that under th net
of 1K H, nny married woman in Pennsylvania irffiy
execute, in her own name, a bond for th'J payment
of money, and is entitled to tho exclusive nwner
ship of her property, nnd tho responsibilities at
tendant upon such ownership.
Four men. bricklayors by trade, sold at public
auction, at Charleston, on Tuesday, and brought
the highest, (1,905 j thu other three, upwnrds of
One of the plans suggested for thu depiction of
I'nclo Sam's overloaded treasury, is to reduce let
tor postage to one cent.
A bill is before the Tennessee Legislature to tax
dealers in slaves on the amount of their snles.
A Religious Meeting of sovernl day's continuance,
will be held in this place, commencing on Friday
Evening, the 10th of December. The meeting will
bo held in the Town Hall. Elder J. J. Moss, of
Akron, will be the principal spenker. The com
munity aro respectfully invited to attend.
In tho Treasury of the Michigan Anti-Slavery
Society, to December 4th, 1853.
Jacob VoIIand, Ann Arbor,
.losei.h Merritt Battle Creek,
Jacob Wultnn, Ann Arbor,
Elizabeth Mandeville, Adrian,
Timothy Dudlnm, "
Henry (jaines, "
Sirs. Hay, 25
Mrs. HoRoway, 5
Mr. F.Green, " 1,00
Wm. Knnpp, " 1,00
Charles W heeler, " 60
T. D. Conklin, " 1.00
Win. Bucll, " 1,00
Paul Tabor, " 1,00
Anonymous donations, 20.H3
Subscription for Harrison, 11.00
Barton Durfeo, Plymouth on pledge of 1852, 6,00
RICHARD ILLENDEN, Treasurer.
Receipts Bugle for the week ending Dec. 14.
Comley Tomlinsnn, Mt
J. 0. Shinn, Berlin,
Milo A. Townsend, New Brighton,
Micajah T. Johnson, Shortereek,
Dr. A. Brooke, Oakland,
N. M. Harlan.
Allen 1 1 i soy, Columbiana,
Joshua Morgan, "
J. D. Copeland. "
Andrew Hopkins, Brownsvillo,
Jonathan Hisey, Unity,
Maria M. Johnson, Mt. Union,
Barclay Brosius, "
Amos lirosius, "
Joseph Barnnby, "
Samuel Harris," "
Jacob Taylor, Clarkson,
S. H. Fuller. Plymouth.
William Pollocfi, Bcllo Centre,
Samuel r.nsign, liatlle Creek
inmn Towner, South Plymouth,
Catharine Foster, Jackson Mills,
Richard Dewhurst, F.lyria,
Benjamin Bown, Salem,
William Swift, Penflcld.
Alexander Mattcson, Litchfield,
1. W ooawortli
Antoinette II. Peck, New Lyme,
Edward Coffin, "
M. Urettell, "
OHIO AND PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD.
TRAINS GOING WEST.
Train leaves Pittsburg at 00 A. M.
SALEM, 11.05 A. M.
" " arrives at Crostline 6,30 P.M.
Express Train lonvos Pittsburgh at 9,30 P. M.
SALEM 12,20 A. M.
" " arrives at Crcstllno 0,30 A. M.
TRAINS GOING EAST.
Mail Train leaves Crestline at 7,00 A. M.
SALEM 1,30 P. M.
" " arrives at Pittsburgh at 4,45 P.M.
Express Train loaves Crestline at 1,20 P. M.
SALEM 5.45 P. M.
" " arrives at Pittsburgh 8,15 P. M.
The Fair. The managers of tho Fair would be
obliged to the friends if some of the articles as
butter, eggs, flour, Ac, could be sent in early next
week. Cream will bo a very usclul article.
Plank Pcedi, Article of Agreement, Judgment
Sotet, Summons and Execution for lute at this
THE PLACE TO GET YOUR LIKENESS.
HUNT & BOONE,
Have opened, in Johnson i Horner's block, tlic
largest and finest Dngucrreiun Booms in Eastern
Ohio, w hero they nro constantly taking pictures
(exclusively on Galvanized I'la'.esj surpassing nil
others in durability, beauty of finish und artistic
style. Our facilities for operation nro of tho most
ample nnd improved order, consisting iu part of ma
chinery to polish the plate. By it we uro enabled
to givo tho highest polish, without which a fine pic
ture cauuot bo taken. Our
IS OF MAMMOTH SIZE A XI) SUFFICIEXIi
TAKE SIXTY PERSOXS OX
PRICES RANGE TROK 37) CTS. TO TEN DOLLARS.
Ladies and gentlemen are requested to cull and
examine our specimens.
Salem, Dee. 17, 1X53.
GREAT EXCITEMENT IX SALEM! I
NEW STORE AND NEW GOODS!!
A tilt EAT excitement prevailed in this town, a
few days since, in consequence of an arrival of a
train of Cars, loaded with New Goods, for tho
NEW CLOTHING STORE.
We therefore think it expedient to call the atten
tion ot tho citisens ot Balctn and vicinity to our
immense Stock of Goods.
Among our now Stock of Clothing are the fol
Over Coats of every description, sort and site.
Cloth Frock, Dress und Suck Coats.
Twoed, Cassinette, nnd Velvet Suck Coats.
Black, Fancy, Silk, Satin, Cloth Cussiinero and
Fancy, Black, Cu'siinere and Doe-Skin Pants,
do do Sutinett, Tweed and Bcvortecn Punts.
I'nder-Shirts and Drawers of every discription.
Hosiery, Gloves Cravats, Stocks, Handkerchiefs
Striped snd Fancy Shirts of all kinds; Whit
Shirts, Collars, Ac, Ac.
Also, Hats, Caps, Carpet Bags and Trunks.
A largo assortment of Boys Clothing, of every
We will offer our Goods as cheap and cheaper
than any establishment In the Western Country;
we feel confident that by fair treatment to custom
ers, you will give us a share of your patronage,
' JOHN FRIDAY A Co.,
J?J Jfeow if Joruoti of Burner' frew Bufldinj,
fcslem, Oct, 2?, mj.
Is) f iirsst and mil he pubfahrd am t cvmplti,
in one DmO, Wwrt of about 6W fageif
M A B R I A O E
IS tfuroltf, tnARACTtR, X tlCTTJ,' ITS
TIES AND I'RlirANITrH; ITS SCI1NC1
aid its rACM;
Demonstrating it fnf!enr, a eilriisI InsUtsr
tiun, on the Happiness or me rnuiviauw
and the Progress cf the Race
T. L. Nichols, M. D., 4 Mrs. M. S. Oort NicnoU
Published by the Authors, nt their Reform Book
store, 05 Walker-st., New York. I'rtce unt w
Tl.; tw.L. liU ' Criteria AnthronoloeT. Will
be sent by snail, post paid, on the receipt of the sub
scription price, One Dollar. All orders addressed
1 r t t - t II
J, til 11. HOLS, A".
05 Walker-st., New York.
nil. EO. W. PLTTIT
Respectfully tenders his professional ervi to
the citiiens ot Marlboro and surrounding country.
Office in tho room recently occupied by Dr. K. 0.
MONEY TO BE LENT.
$500, 1000, 15C0 orCX3 dollars to I had
for ono, two, or three years, on mnflnge. Apply
to Post pnld.l
ju.--r.rii b a I. nr. iv
Salem, Col. Co. O.
SALEM, OIII3.. Dr.AI.EH IX
OFFEBS the largest and most varied assortment
of Goods in his line, to be found in this part of tL
State; which the public are respeLtfully solicit!
His Stock comprises in part, the
Historical Worki of Juttphtu, Rollin, Rolnrtwtm,
Gibbon, Hume, Marnuleg, H'illiard, UU'
dieth, dc, etc.
'Too numerous to mention," embracing all tb
principal Poets from Shakespeare, to Alexander
THE SCIENTIFIC WOKKS
of Vre, llttmliolt, Lyett, Hitchcock, St. John, BrteA-
letoy, Agnmit, Hugh Milter ana uttytot.
ALL THE PRINCIPAL
Itfcdical Works, now Iu ue.
BIBLES AND TESTAMENTS, IN Gil EAT
A Splendid assortment of FANCY CIFT BOOKS
and ALBUMS, fur the Hollidays.
THE LIFE OF HOPPER. XARRJTIYS 0?
A Lady's Voyngo Round the Worl'J, nml an end
less variety of other Miscellaneous Books.
BOOKS FOR LITTLE FOLKS, adapted to v
ry ago and of all sizes and prices. Ml'SIO
BOOKS, Wholesale and Retail.
OF EVERY KIND USED IN THIS REQION
Wholesale and Retail.
Blank Books, Memorandums and Pass Books,
Fifty dozen Slates. Writing Paper of every des
cription. Ink, Drawing Pupcr and Materials)
Materials for Flowers.
HOLD AND STEEL PEN,
Penknives, Envelopes, Pencils, Fancy Cards, Prin
tors' Cards, Pictures, Accordions, Toys, Fane
Articles, 4c, Ac,
In addition to which, is a large Stock of WALL
AND WINDOW PAPER. All of which will be
sold choap for CASH.
October 28, 1S53.
The Sugar Creek Water Cure.
TWELVE miles South of Massillon under the
charge of Dr. Krease, is supplied with pure soft
spring water, ami conducted on pure Hydropulhid
firinciplc. Wo give no drugs. They are uf
lindrunecs to the radical euro of disease. The sue
eciS which has thus fur attended our efforts to alio
s into the sufferings of humanity, enables us to speak
confidently of the virtues of pure wjl tenter, a pro
per diet, iVc.
Terms $5 in ordinary cases, payable weekly.
Dr. T. L. Nichols, of tho American Hvdrt.pathio
Institute, nnd Editor of the Nichols' Health Jour
nnl, in noticing the Witter Cure movements of the
country, says of us:
"Dr. Fries, a most thorough and energetio phy
sieinn, has a Water Cure nt Sugar Creek Falls, 0.
His terms aro very moderale, but there are few
places wo could recommend with greater confl
Address, Dr. S. Frcase, Pcardoff's Mills, Tusca
rawas Co., O.
JOHNSON & HORNER'S
Large and Commodious) Xcw Store,
IS now open for tho accommodation of the Public,
with a largo and well selected assortment of
FANCY AND DOMESTIC DRY GOODS,
Dross Silks, Bonnets, Hosiery, Marseilles Quths,
Hrocha. Silk, Thibet, and Bay Stat Shawls, Em-
broidery, Itibbons. Boots and Shoes, a large stwk
f Gum Shoos, sold nt Mussnchusctts liricPs, Dress
Trimmings in great variety, new stylo of Lace
cilx, nud Ladies lium lioots, something new.
Ours is tho oulv sUiro in town that has a rood
light. Wo havo been at great expenso to put r
Sky-Light iu our store, so that our customers vl'l
not have to buy their Broods in tho Dark. We are
determined to Keep up with tho times ; Heatly J'nf
and Small Prnfit.
P. S. Goods expressly for Friends, foes, and all
the rest of mankind, who want Cheap Goods We
wish to inform tho Public that we huve the largest
stock of Dress Silks in town ; in fact we with it to
be understood that our store is the Silk Store of th
Iiluce. And we are nut too modest to tell w hat we
lavo to sell,
JOHNSON A 110RNER.
Oct. 11, 1K5.1.
THE Subscribers are just receiving their Fall
DST GOODS, GROCERIES, Ql EtXSVWRE, if , It.
Also a lurge assortment of Boots and Shoos.
Which thoy offer at their usually cheap rates, for
Cash or Merchantable Produce. . -
fta?" Don't furget the i.laee, American House,
Corner of Main and Ellsworth Streets, Salem, O. -
TOMLINSON, STRATTON A Co. '
Scptomhor 6th, 1803.
JL'ST received at JOHNSON A HORNER'S,
fine assortment of
both long and square, at prices ranging from
TEN TO TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS.
JOHNSON 4 nORSER,
Oetofcer CS, IS51.