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cash account are kept there, we tliouU liko to sec
what kind of an entry the recording angcf will
tneke of the one hundred dollars, received for
catching a runaway 'nigger,' and the live tents
paid out by the lady editor for the delivery of her
Some time ago a nn p ffsct a?aint southern Sla
very, Mrs. Prowott, of the Yaioo Whip, reminded
us of similar rewind of tho cents offered hy n
northern paper for an apprentice, and her sympa
thy wsi very much moved for tho hoy thus public
)y proscribed; but hy this it appears that southern
oppression is not limited to dark skins. A pious
southern lady editor not only catches black slaves,!
but white ones, and aks the prayers of the saints
for "divine assistanco" in carrying tu tho opera
tion. Wonder nlictlter H uncle nf h1on1-1iniiii,la nr n
batch of pravors Would avail mo!t in earning that
iuiiiirr4 uoiinrs, nnt no
much graco it require
to eatoh 'ni.'ircr.' or to muster hvo rents to eon.
aign a littlo Stephen Oshcrn tohe demoralizing in
fluciices of a brauded and outlawed youth.
REPORT OF THE EIGHTEENTH ANTISLAVERY
FAIR OF PENNSYLVANIA.
The Eighteenth Anti-Slavery Fair of Pcnnsvlva-
ma was held in i!io Assembly Hulhlings. in the
city of Philadelphia, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednes
day; ud Thurs lay, tho 5th, Otli, 7th, Mh, days of
I'ocemoer, ism, it was eomnioncca with unusu
ally brilliant prospects of nieces. Great efforts
had been nude to furnish the tables with rare and
desirable articles, an I, as an ndditionn) attrac
tion, t!io aid of cbqtiout speakers bad been ob
Altkouli llio admission fee was of twice the
usual amount, tho sal on was densely ewrowded
M an cirly h lurou Mjndny evening, and numbers
dT and Ovcnincs, an unusual number ol'norsons
ij m:uni ii'imi.-miuii. j.-urinj; too loiiowing
were la atten.laaee, and the sales ncro brisk to the I
close of tho Fair,
On the first, second and third overlings, addresses
were ruada hy Wendell Phillips, Wm. Lloyd Gar
is hi and Charles C. Burleigh.
The Coinm'uteo gratefully acknowledge! the
very valuiblo aid which the Fair received from
many liberal and generous donors, both at homo
and abroad, who, they trust, will feel amply re
compensed by it unusual ecueess. The receipts of
inerair prorca mat our anticipations had been
li r i j
Bristol. Byberry, Newtown, MakcfioM, and
vac-ier vouniy, woro rcprcsentou hy their own
tabid ; and donations were roceived Ironi Middle-
town, -Connoticnt, ow lork, Wilmington, Salem,
M4illiea Hill, Warwick, Milton, Kimherton, Ken-
neu, rsornstown, uormantown, nhtstown, and
Mt; Holly j and from London Bath, Bristol (Eng.),
and Paris. V " '
The receipts of tho Fair amounted to more than
J-.GisJ, and tire profits will exceed S2,(W0
The predictions of future success, which the
Cinsmittco ventured to make In their last lleport,
having been so abundantly verified, they do not he
fititoto recommend to their coadjutors to commence,
t jn early period, their work of preparation for
another Fair, availing thenselvcs of tho lessons of
wisdom learned.froni the past, and strengthening
themselves with hope the future.
MARY GREW, Ch'n.
When the Treasurer' Report is fully mado, It
hall be published.
to lJe'irord springs, walked into tho office of the
Bedford Gazette, and, to the surprise of a number
oi persons present, picked up a stick and rule, and
commenced sotting type with all tho ease, grace, and
familiarity of an accomplished printer. A slight
change iu a few of the boxes, since the davs when he
used to work at the case, puzzled the Governor
little, but ho soon found out thoir location.
We find the above in tho Boston Times of the
24th inst. Gov. Bigler may be very expert at set
ting type and he may not ; but that ho is one of the
meanest governors that ever had "Excellency" pre
filed to hu name is certain. No hope that tho
official conduct of such a stick as ho, will never
beoome a ruteto any other typo who mar reach a
gubernatorial chair. The cringing vassal of Gov.
Lowe of Maryland j tho patron and protector of the
hangman kidnapper Alborti, and the abetter of Ra
chel Parker's abduction and Miller's murdor is no
honor to the fraternity of typos. An honest, up
right, whole-souled priuter, though poor as pi, is a
much more noble man than a mean Governor.
Who, that has any self respect, who would exchange
bis case to be called Govornor, and at the same time
bo associated with Albcrtir
The above, from tho Massachusetts Spy, is well
merited and though several months old, has not
poiloJ a bit by tho keeping.
This noble man and generous hero. envs the Com
monwealth, left us on Mund iv, doubtless never to
Tuit us again. His constitution was wholy broken
down by his imprisonment, nnd since his liberation,
hit little remaining health and strength have been
continually wasting. Ho camo on hero a few
weeks since, hoping to spend some time in Mass
achutetts, in travelling, nnd selling his narativo,
(which has just been published,) and thus do some
thing for his own support. But. from tho severity
of the weather, or other causes, his health declined,
and he be-anio so feeblo as seldom to leavo tho
house, and finally to lone all hope of ever being
essentially better, though, from tho nature of his
disease, heniny perhaps live a year or two. He u
tntiiely drilitulf, and his friends here, solicitous
that he shall have ovory comfort, so long as he may
need It, have proposed to raise fivo hundred dollars
for his bonofit. As this will Drobablv bo the last
epoortunity that will over be afforded us of adminis
tering to Ins wants, wo hono that our readers will
fool it an imperative, ns well as grateful duty, to do
something for oue so deserving of their admiration
and sympathy. Contributions may bo sent to Mr.
FtAXcis Jackson, of B jston. Liberator.
Cacout. Wo noticed two likely young negro
men, shipped on board the Telegraph on Tuesday,
from the Covington wharf, fur Louisville. They
were, ourefolly hund-cuffud, separately and jointly,
and showed other evidence of having been roughly
handled. Upon inquiry, wo learned they had
beau arrested on Monday morning, on the Ben
Franklin, oharged with enticing away slaves from
the neighborhood of Louisville Tho culprits ore
both citizens of tuuuda ; one having emigrated
thithor some years ago from New Albany, and the
vther, w:e belioie, from Iuisville. The evidence,
or rather the rumor is, that they en mo buck ex
pressly to ascist sumo colore I friends off by the
underground lino, nnd upon this charge, they have
been scut back to Louisville for trial. C'iji. Com.
They were doubtless tho same mon who bavo
bao heralded so joyfully, by all tho dongh-ty press
f the country, as having returned voluntarily to
njoy the greater privileges and blessings of slave
ry. A great many such instances havo occurred,
but generally attended with better success than
appears to have been the case with the above. All
papers who rejoice over the return of those "two
likely young negroes" to voluntary servitude, will
of tours eay nothing about the true state of the
ease j or, if they oannot repress their joy that the
aspirations for freedom of two more "likely" men
have been thwarteJ, they will plenso hide the fact
thai they aro tome whoso love of sluvory had been
previously nbroninlod in their column. Thus they
May aid In giving strength to the "Institution"
of sUverr. oo praiuikes, which though false In fact.
will answer every purpose wbero tho deception Is
tiknown. t otnuotan.
' Oua Owm Institutioxs." The St. Ijmis Rniv.lt
Ismu, n noticing the proposed loctures of Miss
Luey Stun in tbtsl eily, s tyi t
i 1 this aotaiuunity, a lady oouiing to advonate
the eJesatiuu of her sex and their right, will al
ways be treated with respect and consideration, it
is avoids thai question which has so uiiuli iliter
ffaw! with the propriety of loot urea In the east.
Wt ullutlt I ewr tm iWiVhimhs,"
A'ftusiisLiTsUve at Nalcbex, week "before hut,
ssUbWJ to tlu heart a white nian who was direcliii
ku ansst. aad.whoa pursue! threw biuisolf among
VittijB'asssaMry of a mill, by w bwb h was instantly
i to pifr.
Sljc nti-Slaucri) Bugle.
Salom, Ohio, Jnnnary 7, 1831.
SOMETHING TO BE DONE.
"Putsiciam Ilt.tL TuvstLr." This la the stand
ing taunt of slaveholders South, and their abettors
every whore. If there be occasion for it, it ie well
that they utter it. And it would be well that anti-
slavery men should heed it and remove the re
proach, that with clean hands and pure hearta,
they may push on the work of emancipation.
We ore not now thinking of tho stereotyped
taunts a jout factory girls, starving sewing women,
and Five Points degradation, poverty and crimo,
But of thoso which have reference to the legisla
tive treatment of tho colored population among us
Continually docs the South say to tho North, your
colored Jrttmtn aro no better off than our colored
tlaeff. You oppress and wrong and rob the former
by your laws and public sentiment. What do we
mure? There is truth in the chargo thus etatcd ;
and a truth which it should be tho first and most
earnest effort of every abolitionist to remove. If
our colored population are not as vicious, degraded
and ignorant as pro-slavery represents them, it is
not that public sentiment and law does Dot strive
thus to degrado them. Tho great work of aboli
tionists in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan,
this winter, should bo directed to the annulment of
thoso laws in our rcspecth o States, and to the re
moval of all constitutional disabilities. Illinois is
as really elavchtldine in fact us Tennessee.
expatriating law of Indiana, is alike infernal in
its spirit; while Ohio and Michigan prohibit tho
elective franchise, and are obnoxious to similar
charges in other particulars.
Now tho most direct and positive anti-slavery
work, in which abolitionists can engage this win
ter, is to seek the removal of these disabilities in
their respective States. They can be removed, if
abolitionists will make their removal a point to be
souyht and attained. Such nn effort, successfully
made, will tell nioro directly upon chattclism in
tho south, than any other labor w e can perform.
Tho South tampers with our Governors nnd legis
lators nnd judges und people. And It effects its
ol jeet. It gets our officials to speak for slavery,
by law, judicial decisions, and public sentiment.
Whilo the nominally Free States thus legislate and
act, slaveholders feel secure in their oppression.
Lot tho anti-slavery people act, nnd they will se
cure a different decision in tho states, and slavery
will then begin to despair.
It will be tho most direct and efficient means of
influencing our national legislation. It will be the
most cQcient way of repealing tho fugitive slave
law at home, for this is an individual work, and
every body must repeal it for himself, and thon it
will bo easy to get it "expunged" from tho con
gressional statute book. It will give force to every
moral effort we make against slavery. It will
prove us tiiicere, in that we ask only that justice
of othors which wo are willing to grant ourselves.
It will prove us in tarn f si, in that we seize bold of
the work that comes first to hand the work which
lies at our own doors, and push it on with energy
and spirit. It will prove ui tciae, for none but the
demented would ever dream that the North could
abolish slavery at the South, whilo hugging some
of the vilest excrcssenccs of the system to its
Our Ohio Legislature meets this week. Let no
time be lost iu agitating it, and the people through
it. Let these delightful winter days and nights be
used for this purpose. Let our agents present tho
facts and comment upon them. Let every free
paper in the stato do tho same. Let neighborhoods
asaemblo, circulate and sign petitions discuss the
subject and agitate in every form, and we may
emancipate Ohio, Michigan, Indiana nnd Illinois,
and other similarly situated states can do the same.
Anti-Slavery men and women of every phase and
every school can unite in this, and if they thus
unito, aud thus labor, they may and will succeed.
Another object that should bo sought by the most
unremitting agitation, is the protection of our citi
zens from the fangs of the kidnapping law. Re
gard for the liberties of those endangered, as well
as a just self respect, requires us to do this.
Under the operation of this law, and the decisions
of scrvilo judges, National and State, (witness the
late decisions in Cincinnati,) Ohio is but tho vassal
of tho slavo power her soil is all conquered terri
tory, and her citizens are but slave-hounds, to bo
fined and imprisoned if they dare, in ad, say thoy
aro men. Kiduappcrs may seizo whom they can
transpoit them in chains all over our state im
prison them in hotels, and shut tlicm up in our
county jails, and Judgo McLean and his worthy
coadjutors, Fliun and Spooncr, say it is law, and
must continue Now if thero be such a thing as
stato sovereignty if Ohio really owes any obliga
tions of protection to her citizens or if our state
reputation is a thing over to be thought of or
sought for, why let us havo luws that shall protect
our own citizens, ana Lid uctiance to tho usurpa
tions of tho slave-holding oligarchy. If not, why,
let them abolish tho discrimination of cur consti
tution, nnd permit tit Unit of 01th as well as of
Kentucky and Carolina, to hold slaves on our soil.
It is a hard bargain, that Ohio men and women
should be compelled to catch and hold slaves on
their own farms and in their own houect and do it
all fur pure lore of union with the scoundrel kid
nappers, and when they have done this job for
their neighbors, why then turn to their own drudg
ery at homo. Let Ohio slave catchers bavo equal
chaiico with those from Kentucky nnd Mississippi I
Friends, there ie eomethiiiy to be done. Don't let
us waste breath in prating ubout i'ree Soil or Free
Democrat !, while every inch of our State, with
out exception, is slave catching soil, and every
I'ree Demoerat is by Congressional enactment and
judicial decision, a cutchpolo for kidnappers.
Agaiu we say, there is something to bo done. Up
one and all, and at it.
Here is a form of petition in regard to the lust
mentioned topic, which is recommended by the
State Central Committee of tho Free Democracy.
MEMORIAL TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
THE STATE OF OHIO.
Tho undersigned, citizens of bore insert the
name of the t'onntv. City or Towul respectfully
uk that you will maintain tho dignity and hide-
penuence oi ine oiaie, uy me euueunoiii oi suu
ablo and efficient laws to prevent kidnapping, and
to secure the personal liberty of ull persons within
the territorial limits of the State, against seizure
and restraint without due process of law,
jfcaF The Norfolk slave hunters have found out
that .they were on ttie wrong track. The seven
slave whom they a ere euro were on board the
Star of the West, are nowhore, to their anxious
masters. The vvstcl was boarded and .earthed be
fore' it rrrrlred-at the port of New-York, but the ob
jects of tli search wore nowLere to be. found.
What will be done nextf "Can't Me anrt of
"THE PARAMOUNT QUESTION."
Such Is the question of slavery In the estimation
of the South. Don't fail to read the rich southern
article under this head on our first pago. It is
full of ridiculous absurdities, but what else eould
you expect. Tho reasons assigned b tho writer
for tho opposition of European governments to
slavery, must have caused bim even, to Inngh at
their ridiculousness while he wrote. That sensible
mon and good writers, should be reduced to such
extremities is pitiable indeed.
Tho Enquirer gravely tells ns that the European
Governments hate slavory because it is the found
ation of our Democratic fabric of government.
.Nothing can be moro false. The governments of
Kuropo are the frwndt, not the enemiet of slavery.
This to a groat extent, is true of the very best of
them. The government of Great Britain is a
heartless tyrnnny, ready to aid our slave holders
as in a common cause, whenever that aid is needed,
and whenever the vigilance of her subject people
will permit. True these governments, their kings
and lords and minions of all sorts and grades, aro
ready to aid in promulgating any of the enormi
ties of slavery. Uncle Turn's Cubin is a god-send
of which they will make the most possible, to our
national discredit. And Frederick Douglass, Wil
liam Wells Brown, Professor Allen, or any oilier
American refugees, will bo looked upon with
especial favor. But this la not that they hate
American slavery, but that they love British tyr
anny. By the exposure of American enormities,
they hnpo to cover up British outrages. This is
needful bceauso the oppressed of Britain and of
Europe look to this country as a refuge because
our boastful declarations of free principles and
frco government, have Icon received ns truth by
'ho people, rendering thorn dissatisfied with
their lot and their government. The truo policy
therefore If, to prove that we are a nation of most
infamous hypocrites. A thing not bard to do.
That whilo our broad phylacteries are written all
over with liberty while the ears if all nations
have been stunned by our boastings of equality
and democracy, our government yet sustains a
system of slavery more horribly barbarous than
any other of which tho world has knowledge.
The blacker they can paint our system, the more
thoroughly are crushed the hopes of the oppressed
millions of Europe and tho world. The govern
ments of Europe therefore whilo they exposo and
denounce our slavery, rejoice in its existenco, and
denouueo it only, as a means of maintaining and
extending thoir own kindred despotisms. Our
own government docs the same, and for the like
purpose with regard to the despotisms of Europe.
liy tins means, fortunately, the truth gets pretty
well told of all ; but not exactly where it Is most
needed. Nevertheless tome good will flow there
from. And like Paul, in this "wo will reioicc."
When these tyrants fall thus to exposing each
other, it gives some little hope for thoir victims.
But while it is truo of the government of Europe,
that they rejoico in tho prosperity and prospective
perpetuity of slavery, it is far from being true of
tneir oppressed subjects. They have an unfeigned
hatred of slavery ; and a truo and earnest sympa
thy with its victims. So that the danger to the
institution, which the Richmond Examiner fears,
does in reality exist. But it is to be feared, not
from tho governments of the world, but from the
We have therefore little expectation from the
Anti-Slavery of tho aristocracy of Europe. Tboy
may join to swoll the tide of that popularity which
bears Mrs. Stowe triumphantly over Britain and
France. Individuals among them may be truly
and comprehensively philanthropio. But from tho
necessity of thoir position, the weight of their
influence will be counted against freedom. Their
remonstrances nnd addresses are but exceptional
acts to their general influence.
The Examiner has again mistaken his friends
for his foes, when ho affirms that the " Pharisaical
religionists are nil deadly hostile to slavery." Ho
has no truer friends nil the world over, than these
same Pharisees, and freedom knows no such insid
That Undo Tom's Cabin has been circulated by
tho million copies that dramatised, its success
has eclipsed the success of Shakespeare, is evi
dence, as this writer supposes, of real and torriblo
danger, and all the moro terrible because it comes
from the aroused eople, and not from thoir oppres
"A paramount question," this is indeed. Wo
only wish tho friends of liberty every whore gave
the same indications of to regarding it, as do the
Tuixxri t, roR Shll Fvoks. We bare beard
several anti-slavery poople congratulating them
selves on tho progress and success of auti-slavery
principlcs, in consequenco of a bill now boforo tho
Georgia Legislature, relative to the salo of young
children by executors, administrators, guardians,
and trusteos. It provides, as may be seen by a
reference to our last Dumber, that babes under Jin
years old shall not, by the agents aforesaid, be ex
posed to sale apart from their mothers "unless a di-
tision of property cannot be effected without such sep
Wo confess that is something to be thankful for.
It has a look in tho right direction, and from a
source from which nobody expocted anything;
hence tho nioi o welcome.
But after all it is not beet to say much about it
just yet. In the firat place it has not yet passed to
a law, it has only been proposed. And in the sec
une place if it was a law to-day it would do very
little for sluvo mothers and slave children. Slave
holders living, and out of debt, can tcparate whom
and when they please. And sheriffs and execu
tors and administrators, when a division of the
property cannot be effected without such separa
tion, may do the saiuo. 1 his provision makes the
law a moro semblance of bumuuity without any re
ality. It leaves mothers and their bubes just
where they were before, dependent alone upon the
Humanity oi those w ho claim them as property.
And when humanity tussel with avarice' it gener
ally comes oil second bcr.t.
But as we have said, we are thankful even
for this. It looks a though somebody among the
slaveholders was getting a littlo sensitive to the
anti slavery sentiment of the world. It is evident
that thero is among them some sense of shame
that may yet be cultivated into a sense of justice
Something that may yet be effectively used to se
cure tho recognition of humanity and all iu rela
tions in the person of the Georgia slave. In view
of this we shall hope on; and iu view of the truth
and efficacy of the principles of freedom we shall
work ou aud work ever.
JkirTue proceeds of the Anti-Slavery Festival
ui Rochester, New York, last week, amounted to
five hundred dollar.
Gmxitr Smith baa'eur thank for a pamphlet
icopy or his hie spweu.
IT WONT DO.
Mr. Phillips of Alabama, following Messrs. Smith
and Giddings in remarks on the reference of the
President's Message, raises the old cry of no dit-
eumon. "The abolitionist have no right to chat
lenge discussion," and "sir so far as I am concerned
they shall not have It," on this question. This is
the true language of slavery. And this its only
safe position. Slavery always and every where,
instinctively uses the gag. It was the first resort
of slaveholders as it will be thoir last, forlorn hope,
Here are Mr. Philips remarks on the subject.
I cannot sny, Mr. Chairman, that I was sur
prised at the sentiments which fell from the gentle
man imm unio, pir. uiddinos.) Aot that they
were noi siaruing, mil Decause they were not new.
The stereotyped sentimentalities which issue from
tho lips of Abolitionists have fallen upon the pub
lic ear too often to create at this day the least emo
tion oi surprise.
But, sir, as I looked around these Halls, and be
held the llepresennti ves of thirty-one States con
gregated here to legislate under that glorious Con
stitution which at once recognises their individu
ality anil secures their union, and to maintain which
each Itcpresenative has solemnly sworn, I confess,
sir, that I was startled, that in such a place, where
tho very decorations of tho temple declared the
sancity of the States, and tho glory of their frater
nal union before an auditory, ono half of whom
were tho immediate Ilcprcscnntivcs of institutions
into which domestic sorvilude had struck its roots
far and deep the gentleman hsd the boldness to
utter sentiments so derogatory to the Constitution,
so destructive to the Union, and so insulting to bis
Sir, the institutions of tho South have been as
sailed by the bitterest invective and most unmeas
ured denunciation; and tho ltepresentntives of the
South have listened in cnlm decorum, without com
plaint or reply. Nay, more, sir i they have been
called upon to listen to a miserable attempt to fills
il'y history, and pervert the plainest provisions of the
Constitution, in ordor to sustain gentlemen in a
palpable violation of their constitutional oath. .
I do not propose, Mr. Chairman, to discuss
with tho gentleman the propriety or the morality
of those institutions which lire mine by inheritance,
and which nro secured to me by the Federal com
pact. It is not, sir, because I fear such discussion,
but because I will not aid in the long cherished
desire of establishing this Halt as a central amphi
theater, from which the gentleman and his con
federates might speed their fiery arrows over every
portion of this country, and again subject the land
to civil discord. They have not tho right to chal
lenge such discussion here, and, so far as I am con
cerned, they shall not havo it. If the Constitution
should prove inandequate to tho protection of those
institutions it was designed to sccuro, I feel strong
in tho confidence that thoso institutions have inher
ent power enough to protect themselves ; for, sir,
if thero is any truth to bo drawn from the history
of population, it is, that a peoplo who, within a few
years, without the aid of immigration, increases
thoir numbers from a mere handfull to upwards of
three millions a number greater than the whole
population of tho colonics at the time they threw
off tho Brittish yoke, and successfully resisted Brit
ish power must be in tho enjoyment of the com
forts and advantages of life must suitable to their
I trust, Mr. Chairman, that tho abstinence which
I hove in posed upon myself will be approved by
the Representatives of the Southern States, and
that they will permit this challenge to discussion
to pass unnoticed and unaccepted ; and that if
again we are to bo called upon to listen to the vilo
abuse and vituperation of institutions which it is
our duty to protect on this floor, let us be content
in the reflection, that although the gentlemen may
have attained some notoriety in the country as
sentimentalists, yet, in the judgement of the nation,
they have never risen to the dignity of statesmen.
This gentleman justly considors Mr. Smith's
view of the constitution 'destructive to the Union.'
Xbo Union could not stand a constitution for free
dom. It is essentially a union by virtue of mutual
pledges to sustain slavery. And no wonder the
gentleman complains of this now and revolutionary
Tho Alabaniian't philosophy is admirable. lie
gets his revengo by the reflection, thnt Messrs.
Smith and Giddings, though they are sentimental
ists are not statesmen! That is terrible I But we
dure say thoso abolition gentlemen will give him
tho benefit of this consolation till doomsday, if he
wants it so long ; when we dare say it will be seen
that if they may not lay claim to statesmanship,
they were, at least tho advocates of justice.
Gotirnor's Mzjsagi. The Governor sent bis
message to the Legislature on the 2nd. It is a
more business document, but so arranged as to con
stitute, from beginning to end, a special plea in de
fence of the Dcmocratio party, and especially
against the charge of unreasonable taxation. In
regard to the school law be recommends that it be
so altered that the amount of the two mill tax shall
not be increased with the increased new valuation,
but (hall bo limited to the present valuation of
property. This will make a vast difference in the
prospective roceipts for school purposes. As the
old valuation on the grand duplicate amounted to
only $403,547,473, and under the new valuation it
is $800,000,000, almost double We should have pre
ferrcd that bis Excellency had selected the curtail
ment of some other expenditure, as an evidence of
his rigid economy,
lie recommends also the more efficient organiza
tion of the militia of the State ; and advocate the
cossion to the State, by the gcnoral Government of
the Congressional publio lands lying within our
borders. But we will not particularize. Our read
er will have, from other sources, abundant oppor.
tunity to learn the opinions and recommendations
of the Governor.
Statesman-like, be very carefully avoids all refer
ence to the great question of the ago. lie has no
word against despotism or in favor of freedom. A
large class of our citizen are every hour liable
to be kidnapped. lie ha no word recommending
their protection. Our citizen are all liable to bo
called out any hour to aid the kidnapper. Our
judges have trampled the constitution under foot
to give tho kidnapper aid. Our jails have been
used for hi accommodation. And the Governor
has evidently no sense of danger to freemen, or
any conception of the disgrace that attaches to our
servile non-rcsistunco to these degrading exactions.
He closes with the assertion that the infamous in
augural address of President Pierce rejlects the sen
timents of the people. If this be o, and we fear
it is, we suppose this same people will acquiesce
in the Governor's silence on thoso and other kin
dred topics; which, uuder the circumstances, is
nothing less than faithlessness to the honor of our
Stato, and treason to liberty.
On tho Maine Law quostion, which so agitated
the State last full, the Governor maintains the most
profound and dignified silence. But that is noth
ingthe Democratic party is vindicated from the
chargo of exorbitant taxation 1
Pointed. The Washington Republics say that
-two icrrioie piague are ravaging our country,
and spreading death and terror tho Yellow Fever
and the lutilroaui
This remind us of the declaration of the Editor
of the Pleasure Boat, that "if all the Railroad of
the nation were on fire, be would not throw a
bucket of water on the nearest ono." Friend
Hacker regard Railroads as a great luoral nuis
ance and challenges anybody to coma forward in
NOTICES OF THE PRESS.
Nxw York Mcsicat Rcrnw A Choral Advoj
cati, published fortnightly by Mason Brothers,
New York. This work is devoted to valuable mu
sical discussion and new of the musical world.
Every number contain scvoral page of Taluablo
music From a hasty view of the first number of
the new volume we think it a work of merit, and
one valuable to all who are cultivating the science
Nichols' Jocrhal is henceforth to be published
weokly. It I an Independent and spirited paper.
Tax Prohibitionist I a new paper stsrted at Al
bany, N. Y., devoted to temperance, and especial
ly to the Legislative prohibition of the traffio In al
Dickxks' IIodsiiiold Words. The last quarterly
number 1 one of unusual interest and value.
Tat Littli Forester is a new juvonile, pub
lished monthly at Cincinnati.
Mis Lvcr Stone will be in Salom on Saturday.
We are not authorised to say that she will
speak here. But If arangemcnts can be mado for
that purpose, it will bo announced by hand bills
on Saturday evening.
Tni Amistao Case. Mr. Giddings has laid bare
the wickedness of our government in the history
he ha given of this case.
Hiram Rigg, writing from Vernon, Jennings
Co., Indiana, say t
I have traveled through Jennings and Ripley
counties, aw some beautiful country and some
splendid farms. But the anti-slavery question is
considerably below par in this community. A fu
gitive on being found in Vernon is pretty sure of
being returned to his master. Only two months
ago a fugitive passing through was taken up and
given to his master, who was in the place. The
human blood-hound that did this deed i a citizen
of Vernon and is called a moral, respectable citizen.
Ho received ono hundred and fifty dollars fur tho
capture. Tho slave was cast into the county jail
and kept there until his master was to leave for
Kentucky. He was then hand-cuffed in the streets,
in view of the citizens, and the church in Vernon
dared not say a word against the iniquity. The
church is a dumb a the dumbest of dogs. Please
send some person among us that can sow anti-slavery
We find the following among our clippings, but
cannot toll where it came from.
Old Bi llion, on ono of his iournies to or from
Washington, whilst in the Senate, arrived at Cin
cinnati, with a very good looking servant to attend
on him. While there two or three days, his ser
vant jeft him and lay concealed somewhere in the
city, intending, when the noise about bis leaving
the Senator was somewhat over, to ro to Canada.
Mr. Benton was, at thnt time, so great a favorite of
mo I'cuiocrauc pany mat soveral oi hi political
parasites promised to have the servant brought
back to him and put into his hands if he desired it.
Dut ne repuea to these Batterers in language they
had seldom board "No, gentlemen," said he, "I
brought him here, fully knowing that be was enti
tled to bi libertv. should ho claim it. But I
thought he "would prefer remaining with mo to go
ing mi) irco uy nimsen. i nave Dcen mistaken.
And how could I, a Senator of the United States,
knowing his rights under the Constitution, nnd
sworn to support it, rcduco this niau now a free
man, made so undor this very Constitution reduce
him again to slavery. No, sirs, rather now than
throw any impediment in the war of bis wishes, 1
would prefer forwarding them." This account, if
truo, ana we see no cause to discredit it in the smal
lest degree, docs great honor to Mr. Benton.
Yo, but it is not very creditable to Mr. Benton
that he still holds others in slavery without giving
them the liko opportunity to choose their residence.
as was afforded to this 'good looking servant.' True
the Constitution does not, as in this case, give them
their freedom, butjuftV does. The story illus.
tratcs woll tho pernicious pro-slavery influence of
our constitution. The constitution is placed above
God nnd liberty, and is supposed to be a sufficient
authority for tho crime of enslaving human beings
by all classes. By drunken and brutish Legrees
by pious Doctors of Divinity and church membors,
by grave Democratic Senators, and all sorts of un
principled politicians. It is a practical dethrone
ment of tho Ruler of tho Universo, and the abroga
tion of bis most sacred laws.
The landing of the Pilgrims was colebrated at
Plymouth, by the Plymouth County Anti-Slavery
Socioty. The following were the resolutions adop
ted, lhcy sound more like the words of the stern
old puritans, than do those we are accustomed to
heur on the occasion from wino-bibing patriots,
Men who liko their predecessors build the tombs of
dead prophots, but stone, imprison and hang the
living ones, who glorify the non-conforming purl
tans, but persecute with the extremo of malice, the
non-conformists of the present day.
Resolved, That we comincmorato the landing of
the Pilgrim Futher in no ostentatious manner, by
tho performance of no hollow ritos. with no parade
of affected venoration for their charactor and deeds,
but by resolutely grnppling with the overshadow
ing and demoniacal Slave Power of the land ; by
repudiating a Government which is pledged to the
support of man-stealing, and a Church which is
dripped with blood, and throughly polluted ; by
acknowledging our allogianco to the higher law of
God, as against the lower law of Congressional
demagogues and judicial parasites; by 'remember
ing those in bonds as bound with them.' and seek
ing to break their fetters by the omnipotence of
iruin ; Dy a steaaiast persistency id the right, a
stiff nonconformity to popular wrong, and uncom
promising adherence to prineiple, regardless of
esiaunsnoj customs ana institutions, prevailing
opinions and ideas, legislative enactments and leeol
precedents, religious edicts and priestly interpreta-
noun, biju wiiutuise iiiivrpuses 10 uinuer inaiviuuai
liberty and universal emancipation.
Resolved, That while a fragment of Plymouth
Rock remains, it will rebuke the pharisuical devotee,
the trimming demagogue, the facile conformist, the
cowardly persecutor, the effeminate self-seeker, and
justify unlimited contumacy, agitation, division,
siruu, biiu secession, lur rignieousnese sake.
Resolved, That through it is true that 'the Pil
grim spirit has not fled,' it i equally true that,
throughout this nation, its living presence is regard
ed as disorganizing, schismatical, revolutionary
and infidel, as it was at the time of the embarka
tion of the Pilgrim Father at Delft Haven, aud
The friend of thecausafVoia abroad were greatly
indobted, as usual, to the friend in Plymouth fur
a most hospitable entertainment.
DtNTisTRT. Mr. John Whluery showed, ua th
other day one of tb baat specimen of dentistry
we have ever witnessed. It u a neatly ftuibhed job
got up in improved stylelooks as well as the
original and almost twice as natural. Prom oar
own experience we can recommend Mr. Whinery
a workiaaa who will not be mad ashamed, by
the work of.sny of his competitors.
REPORT MANAGERS OF THE
W. A. S. FAIR.
The Fifth Western Anti-Slavery Fair, waa bold
in the Town Hall, In Salom, 23 and 24 Dec, 1R53.
At the close of the year, when w more fully
realize the rapid flight of time, and that what we
do for the slave should be done quickly it ie
pleasant to announce to contributors and purchas
ers, that we have had a successful Fair. Success
ful, not as compared with other Fair of like char
actcr, but In proportion to available mean. W
have not yet succeeded in convincing our anti
slavery friends generally, that it would be well for
them to have an Individual responsibility in the
Fair but we will waft as patiently as we can, fur
them, and for the "good time" ipeJII "toming,"
when we shall double the amownl 'of otrr rfe)ipt'
with the same amount of labor a( (tit time of the
Fair. We will Issue the call for oaf Mxt Fan
earlior In the soason, so that our friends will have
time to form sowing societies, and make otbe
The Fair committee return grateful acknowl
edgements to all who have contributed in any
wise to Its success or interest, not so much for the
gifts bestowed, as they were not for us, but for their
sympathy and trusting confidence. The prompt"
ness and generosity of our Adrian and Philadel
phia friends, will be kindly remembered. A little
box from Sclma gave a pleasant surprise, a it
came from a now quarter and new found friend.
It contents were as substantial as they were neat.
A pair of lilly white premium blanket presented
by Messrs. E. k O. Morritt, of Alpha, Greene Co.,
were sold for eighteen dollar. May these good
friends ever fully realise that it is more blessed to
give than receive.
Through the liberality of Messrs. Hunt A Boon
of Salem, and Miss Wiloman of Marlboro', those
who desired, were enabled to procure excellent
Daguerreotype Likenesses of some of the promi
nent Anti-Slavery worker. New Lyme and por
tions of tho Anti-Slavery of Marlboro', New Lis
bon and Atwatcr were commendably represented,
and friends nearer home have contributed of their
moans and worked with a diligence and seal that
will surely bring a reward.
The wholo amount of receipt were 1416,27
Net Receipts, 293,24
This is inclusive of Goods sold on commission.
Thus it will be seon that the roceipts of our Fair,
like every other aspect of the Anti-Slavery causa.
are steadily advancing not in proportion to our
desires, not seemingly in proportion to the effort
made but slowly, steadily and firmly a moral
light evolves ever from moral darkness.
In behalf of the Managers,
EMILY ROBINSON, Secretary.
LUCY STONE IN ST. LOUIS.
The following letter from Mr. Gage will be read
with interest i
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 21.
Dear Friend: Only to think of it. Lucy Stone-
is here lecturing on Woman' Rights. Her first
lecture "on the social position of woman" held
in the Mercantile Library Hall, St is said by some
of the peoplo, was the largest meeting ever gath
ered in St. Louis. Other said not quite so large.
All the prominent dailies have given her flattering .
and honorable endorsement some in one column, .
some in two, of fair, candid remark. Last ve- '
ing a still larger audience listened to ber eloquence,-
on tho lcgnl and political position of women. The
house was thronged, and the most intense interest
Dec. 27. One week has gone by since writing
the above. Lucy lectured five ovenings to good au
diences, and was throughout well received. A
fearful rumbling is heard among the dry bones of
the past. Women are enquiring and thinking.
Every clus in tho city has hid its turn sd hero
and there a representative has como out boldly and
acknowledged tho truth as answering to their own
convictions. She found furty voluntary subscriber
to the "Una" here, and other are willing, now
that she has gone, to havo their names sent on.
Lucy came here to lecture on Woinun's Right,
and of course did not soy much on the subject of
Slavery. But wherever it legitimately belonged to
her subject, she spoke out, and was cheered for ber
independence. Sabbath meetings need not be
more solemn and respectful than bers. True they
cheered her sometimes, but only when her elo
quence stirred their heart eo deeply they could, .
not help it. Our cause is bound upward and on--ward.
Let us all live true to ourselves and hasten ,
the good time coming. . .
FRANCES D. GAGE.
ANN ARBOR, Dec. 26, 53.
Dear Marics: A some one significantly re
marks, "things are working," and although our
Political and Ecclosistical Galileo' are on their
knees confossing allegiance to that bloody, infernal
Inquisitor, the American slave power, the world
still "moves," aud as "coming event cast their
shadow before," so with this world-movement,
working out the problem of the "ages." Already- '
the shadows of the ooming redemption are around:
and upon us, inspiring the soul with a spirit strong
a "victory" itself, and worthy the glorious con-,
aumation of Liberty to every thrall. So far by. -"faith,"
now by "eight."
Soon after Mr. Garrison and yourself visitedt '
our place, (which you remember le rather ada
mantine) about half past ten A. M., on the Lord'
day, in accordance with the truism, "that error
must developo itself," one of our Priest developed: '
himself, and may the "Gods" of the Church say
hor such another unfolding. The leading Idoa of
hi discourse waa, that the Devil bad always been '
about hi own legitimate business, but now bad
turned reformer. Thus you see rather than noi
brand the Reformers a devilish, be would make
out the dovil a reformer. Well that' encouraging t
for if his Satanic Majesty i a going to do "good,!
I am a little curious to know who i going- to do.,
"evil." He reiterated the impudent,, barefaced.-
slander, that the abolitionist were th last to make
any sacrifices for the slave, and much mora of tha
same sort, until be sunk in, the slough of meanness,
misrepresentation, and falsehood', below the deep?. ,
est (oundjugt of uy contempt. The Pulpit la the
Gibraltar of despotism, and. if the above men-.
tioned representative oi ibbaa-not a decided p rociy-,'
itie towards the bottomless pit, then l am. Ignorant .
of tb Geographical position of that country.
Nevertheless on the whole w evidently have causa
of rejuioingt we are fighting pitched battle in."
Michigan, and the "conflict" thus far goes for God !
and huuuttxity, Our friend Stephen S. and Abbyv
K. Poster, are an impersonation of the, declaration, ,
that on can ohase a thousand, and two pat .tox,
thousand to flight. , .., ' ;
Your and the Slave's, . ' v , ,
R. GLASIER. JR.