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of fith," that tli non-fulfillment of "national
engagement" Is "a grent moral wrong," exposing
Almighty J" "t0tUori,1,ouuiudgn"-,n' if the
I, remember well my feelings upon tint subject,
in October, 18jO. 1 nlinnl.F i,;n I :.J:..i
with exceeding great joy to have heard from you
lip, to have known that you were ready to pro
-claim in your pulpit, and in public place, 'the
anctity of "national engagements,'' an d the
"great moral wrong" of their non-fulHlment j and
when contained in the Constitution our
nowlolk asUark ."f?.,Tnr i'" f"1"""8
now look as the ark of our safety. 1 have no re-1
ection that when the nmmr,n ..:i r .u.
r ni.: i. "i.TLL" " "J
nullified an act of Coneros passed fur il.n r,nr..n..
of carrying those national engagements into faith
ful elocution j whon tho council called upon the
police to refrain from rondoring nny aseistnnco in
"ecuting the law when public meetings were
liold, and speeches made proposing to dory doatii
and the dungeon in resistance to the fulfillment
Of thee "nutional engagements 1" I say 1 hate
no recollection that, on the solemn and tearful oc
casion referred to, any one of your " divinely-appointed
institution" appeared on the stand, or 111
the pulpit, or elsewhere to proclaim, "in the name
;of. . Almighty God," that the non-fulljllment of
" national engagement was a great moral wrong,
exposing ns to the righteous judgments of the
Almighty 1" The particulars of that wild and tcr
rilio scene remain vividly impressed upon my
memory) but I repeat, that I have not the slight
est recollection that any one of you was ever sus
pected of a desire to see the law enforced, much
loss to contribute even moral aid to its execution.
1 bore is, however, tins difference in tho two
rases i the national enicniremcnt for the return of
' . " ' ."-su.uwjns, roiuseu to carry
nio enec. me " national engagements ' contained
u uia vvusuiuuon 01 me initoa states, for the
Mt..M rF fiti.il una C . . ' , . i ..
lUKill.co liuiu BCfT Ce. W fn til Nllinm
fugitives from service was incorporated Into
uun.uiui.un u. ... v....oU emir, una mere-lure
forms a part of tho supremo law of the land;
while tbe national engagements, to which you re
ier,.as constituting wiiat nas uocn called an irre
vocable compact under tho name of tho Missonri
compromise, have no existence in fact, are unstis
tained by tho terms of the law and contradicted
by tho record of tho transaction.
What theso ministers will do with this, wo know
not. ' If it shall at all open their oye to the im
portance of aljiuin nil compromising, bargaining
union with bl.ivohuldcrs, Mr. Douglas' rotort will
be no less valuable in its result than tho clerical
rebuke of its author was merited and proper.
A slave holding Union is no moro to be " belov
ed," by tho consorvators of justico and morality,
than its legitimate offupring, tho fugitive slave law
and tho Nobraska slave extension bill. Such bills
and laws we shall always have whilo we make
compacts and compromises' with Slavery, plighting
our faith, either to support it or even to let it alono
in the Union; for what union hath light with dark
ness, or what concord hath sluvory with freedom?
Tho Now School Presbytery of Winchester, Va.,
has addressed a circular to Northern Presbyterians,
deprecating the action of the Inst General Assembly
in calling for statistics of slavery w ithin the bounds
of the Presbyteriun Church, and asking to bo lot
alone in tho enjoyment of that patriarchal and
The Franklin, 0., Presbytory reply that they are
not behind their Winchester brethren in their lore
for peace and concord among brethren, and that
ut even by implication nrethcy to bo justly charged
with bo'iog disturbers of tho pcaco of the church
because they rebuke the crime of sluvory. Tl.at
that is a rosponsibility resting not on tho preachers
of truth, but on the wrong doors whom the truth
condemns. That slavery is a crimo of such mag
nitude that ministers of religion cannot fail to ro"
buke it, especially as they do not full to condemn
the peccadillos and dishonesties of common life.
But we will give tho language of the Presbytery,
and most gratefully, too, on tho slavo'i behalf
Thoy say i
V We believe slavery to be an evil of magnitude
hardly exaniplud in tho record of social wrongs.
Its characteristics need not bo enumerated. They
are too fully and painfully, yoa, experimentally
known, by millions in this Iuud, to require recital.
Thoy aro so uuinorous and ponderous ns to crush
the man into an ignorant, degraded chattel, with
out the ability to read tho Biblo, mid often without
the privilege of other means of grace. Slavery
infuses bitterness into thislil'o, and loo often spreads
the pall of death oternal over tho next. Can min
isters of a roligion of mercy forswear all rebuke of
luoh a wrong? With what grace shall wo rebuke
the dishonesties, and tho petty peccadillos of com
mon life, if wo will not condemn this gigantic
summary of uiorul dereliction. With what pro
priety oan we endeavor, by tho uso of money und
other means, to remove tlio heathenism of distant
shores, if we will make no effort, not oven that of
gentle remonstrance with our ecclesiastical breth
ren, to remove tho worse heathenism, by our own
doors? But wo must not remonstrate, because
forsooth, to our brethron, who, having tho might,
do actually hold numbers under the blight of un-
conaiuoniu suniugauon, peace is acar. 1'caee is
also dear to tho potentates whoso thrones rest on
prostrate millions. And they uiny have it by light
ening their oppressions and giving baek to tho
growing exactions of the unkenod masses their
Can they havo it? Ought they to have it at
smaller cost r so with the masters ol the south,
desiring peace, lot them pay tho price of it. Lot
them, loosing the bond, and breaking the yoko a
under,allow the oppressed to go free, and tho breath
of .peace will fall from above and float to them from
very point around. But declining these impera
tive conditions, can its blessings ovor rench them ?
Is Ood spiriting into lifo and supernatural activity
throughout the world, intlucncos which will nut
dawn until tyranny is doomed ? And will slavery
be able to secroto itsolf amid christian steeples and
freemon's doors, from the gcuorul reckoning? Is
it fitting for minister and churches to sit supinely
.by, beholdiug with, complacent indifference, not
ouly the perpetuation, but the extension to soil un
polluted, all the rovolting rigors of tl.at worst spe
cies of the genus, American Slavery. Is it woll to
biud ourselves beforehand, that happon what may,
.we will observo a signilicuut silence will not so
much as respectfully inquire, through our Goneral
Assembly, how many slaves are held in our churches
or the circumstances under which their depriva
tion of liberty is protracted. Shall we do this, too,
because our brethren lovo peace? Ah I but is
there not another party to whom peace is equully
,dearf A party w ho desire poacoubly to read the
iBible without let or hindrance peace in tho pur
suits of freely elected cullings pence iu the use of
anpoiuted means of making this our calling and
.election sure peaceably to sit beneath thoir own
.vine and fig tree peaco whoso sacred ajgis shall
fluard their family circles from tho polluting intru
sions of adulterous feet. Peace assuring husband
and wife, parent and child, that thy may livo to
gether, without the torturing liability of being sold
p wmj ...uu.o.iw ...uj jiurjuiuu. enu iroui each
other. Thoy want, in one word, their peace of lib
arty, tho peace of indemnity from all servilo op
pression and all the instrument of torture by
'which i'ts merciless behesta aro enforced.
If Xhie peace is deuied tlioin, aud the moans of
crushed and dcspnudciit victims ooutiuues to roll
over this land, nod politicians, suborned by love of
peace or party, maintain an apologetic silence, shall
minister! of religion do the sume? Will their
master permit it? Shall a crushed humanity find
no advocates? Can we Uesilont? Every principlo
of our religion, as every Unpiilso of our nature
conspire to pronounce the emphatic response, nay.
Jtuolved, That we are in fuvor of pursuing
throughout our whole church, a ilrai, wiM, consti
tutional and Scriptural course, until American Sla
very shal be extirpated from our beloved land.
Tbanis to the Editore of the Portage County
roc raf, for the bacfc yo.'s of hir puper.
A JOUR PRINTERS' STRIKE.
"" u" '. PPi
I ooml.l,otcd "J Mr- Bloomer, who wa thus desortod
jh' journeymen. The striking jouri had prov
anecially 'ously entered Into combination with all the other
J" P"lor. in the place, that U.ey would
...: . i .1. . .1 -to
sustain each othor in the mcasuro.
are M ffulla
ore by no
Hid''. And this was his objection. Ho objected to
Mrs. Bloomer recently introduced Into hor print
ing office at Mount Vernon, torno women at com
positors, whereupon the journeyman printeri re-
iusea to work In the office. The Lilly a Dubl shed
, 1... .1. ... v .1..-
. u imio uu uvuut UUI ll.VHQ .HUUl.t Cmun JOUFB
nt as the majority of their craft, who
moan boliind the rest of tlio world In
this particular. But all that is quite compatible
with thoir opposition to woman'i earning an honest
living by typo setting. They probably prefer that
woman should be dependant upon their gallantry,
rather than upon her. own enorgios and skill.
This strike of Mount Vernon jours is futilo. It is
as fixou os destiny, that women aro to be typo
settors, and tl.C Jourt had bettor submit and take
the proffered benefit cf godd company and a joint
remuneration iu thoir labor.
.MR. Uim.Eioii and int Christian riirss. lue.
report in our last, relative to Mr. Burleigh's re
marks on the subject of recommending the Chris,
tian Press ns an anti-slavery paper, hardly present
the point of objection thero made. He did not ob
ject to tho theology of tho Press. It was not his
business in that Convention of men of every shade
: theology. Nor was it their business to endorse
asking nny one who proposed co-operation against
.i . . ' . . V -
"laTCry; " mt "M '", l,'.oul"y. of th. fit-
ness of that co-operation. He would not
whothor he was catholio or protectant, christian or
pagan, Jew or Mohammedan, and he objected to re
commending In this Convention, any paper which
made such a test. Tho other papers named were
strictly antiilavcry pajmrt. Tho objection did not
lio against thorn. Thoy advocatod different anti-
slavory measures, nnd ho had his preference among
them. Others had theirs, and each could chooso
for himself which he liked bost.
01 course wo have not pretended to repeat Mr.
Burleigh's fiftocn or twenty minutes' speech. It
was ono of his best. Wo havo only stated a prom
inent point in it.
Wir.t Stated. The Tribune siys the question
now pending before tho nation, Is "wiikthxr rark
LAllOR. SUAI.L BECOME SLAVS LABOR, OR SLAVI LABOR
DECODE I REE LABOR."
That is tho question in ono of its important as
pects, and well stnted. Another question. Is it
possiblo to got freo Inborers to see this great na
tional ooutrovorsy in this light? The wholo history
of slavery in this country is but ono demonstra
tion of its truth. Evorywhoro freo lubor is cir
cumscribed and degraded, nnd freo soil converted
into sluvo territory. Nothing but tho full persua
sion of this fact taking possession of free laljorors,
and stimulating them to appropriate resistance to
the supporters of slave labor, will or can save
them. Wo beg the freo laborers of the North,
who constitute the vast majority of our eitizons, to
consMor this question, and without doluy, to act in
viow of it.
A Fi'nfral Discourse rou James W. Walker,
will bo dolivored by James Darnabv, at New Lyme
on Sunday, May 7th, commencing at 11 o'clock,
Tub Penitentiary Investigation. The Com.
mittco of the House of Representatives, appointed
to investigate the charges against the officers of
the Ohio Penitentiary, for attrocious cruelty to
colored man, havo made a report, sustaining tho
charges against tho officers.
C. C. Burleigh writes of this grand gathering
for freedom, to the LiLorator as follows;
'I send herewith tho brief sketch of tho doings of
0111 Convention, which is published ill tho Cm
cinrati Commercial, together with tho Uuzdk't re
port very fair and faithful of tho remarks of
Uuynton, editor of the Christian Pret), mndo just
at the cluse 01 the last sessiou. Had there been
time, a brief reply would havo been made to hi
remarks; but at the instant of his closing it being
ibotit hnlt-naft ton tho i'reiueiit (nut uwaro that
any ono wished to add a word) announced the
coinplctiou of tho business, aud offered a conclud
Altogether, we havo had an excellent Conven
tion, nnd the friends aro all in very good spirits
about it. 1 ho attendance was large throughout
tho spacious hall was nearly full in the morning
nesHsions, just about full in tho afternoon, nnd in
the evening, crowded and packed, while hundreds
tlio pnpors hero say thousands naa to go away
unablo to get in. Tho last evening, though an
admission too of ton cents was charged, the hall
was full half an hour before the time to which we
had adjounned. One mnn told me that, coming a
little after the timo, he mot on the stairs and in the
passage a crowd of people going out, such as is
ordinarily seen just alter the adjournment of a
large meeting, and ho was assured that it would
be vain for him to try to got in. During tho whole
time, with but comparatively trilling exceptions,
tho proceedings wore marked by perfect order and
doooruin, and a most attontive bearing was given
to the strong, bold utterance ot anti-slavery truth ;
the most radical sentiments bcicg greeted with the
loudest nnd most general apulauso. We had much
animated discussion, both of points on which nil
abolitionists aro agrcod, and on those about which
we differ. On the second evening, Frederick Dou
glass niado an nlilo speech in defence of his views
of tho Constitution, nnd most of tho third evening
wss taken up with a discussion. 01 that subject be
tween him nnd myself. The frionds of our posi
tion here express themselves much pleased with
the result of the discussion, thinking a favorublo
impression was made. The lust speech of the
Convention except Uoynton's brief remarks was
one of Lucy Stone's characteristically beautiful
and iinpressivo ones, which left tho audience in a
very good trame ot nnna lor separating, aim, in
the ciuict of their own homes, considering the
claims of the bondman and his cause upon them.'
ANOTHER FREEMANN SENT TO SLAVERY.
Edward Davie, the hero who escaped from Sa
vannah recently, by clinging 'o tho guards of a
vessel, has been, by the U. S. Commissioner at New
Castle, Delaware, soni to slavery, at the claim of a
slaveholder of Macon, Goorgia. Davis is, without
doubt, a freo born Pennsylvanian, but that avails
not to avert his fute. He is the victim of this ty"
rannicnl Union, which authorizes fugitive slave
laws, and appoints fugitive slave commissioners.
Tbe enormity will be best seen by the following
narrative of Davis' unfortunate history, which we
copy from tho Tribuno. Davis is a hero of the
noblest stamp, and none but cravens and servilos
who have no appreciation of true horoism, would
doom such a mnn to the fate of a slave. His per
jured kidnappers will doubtlose speedily crush out
his life In the attempt to break hi manly spirit.
But Edward Davia can never long live a slave, and
soon, doubtles, will hit innocent blood be added to
that of the million! of murdered victims, which
now cries to Heaven sgaint tbi wick4 nation
this hypocritical Union.
AN ILLUSTRATION OF SLAVERY.
On the 5th of September, Edward Davis, a
colored man, free, residing in Philadelphia, aged
about 34 years, left that city with tho intention of
Soing to flollidaysburg, but brought up at Havre
e (J race, in the State of Maryland, where he went
to work lor a livelihood,- as he probably supposed
ho had a right to do. But thev have a law in
Maryland, which nrevents anv freo nniro or mu
latto, belonging to or residing in nny other State,
from going into that Stato for the purpose of set
tlement or otherwise, under a penalty of $20. Un
der that statute, Davis was arrested, taken before a
magistrate nntt fined. Not having tho money to
nay, he was thrown into the Bell Air prison, whore
ho remained about two months, lie was then
broucht out. tried for what offline ri rnnnnt snv
and sentenced to be sold to pay his fine and ex
penses, amounting to fou. suoorucntly, he was
removed to a slave pen in Baltimore, and there em
ployed to cook for some fifty or sixty slaves, boiug
told that he was working out his fine and jail fees.
After being thus employed for about six months
ho was taken out, handcuffed, and taken to Wash
ington, and thenee to Charleston, South Carolina.
About this time ho learned that ho had beon sold
to Will iam Dean of Macon, Georgia. Upon his
arrival at Maeon he was sot to work upon a rail
road in tho courso of construction, and was worked
mn li n ...I L : . I .1.1. . . .
....miuurainiB iiiiiui miu.l gllVO OUl, WIIOD lie
wa. riP,i ,. .,,,, .,, 'i.,..
;a was sent back to tho railroad, but he soon broke
........ f" v. - ...- j
ai.wn .-win, ran in uuiy, injj, no was taken to an
nfirmnry III Macon, where he partially recovered
To the attend
ir physicians ho told the story of
'i'l.oy 'ricd to purchaso him. Ono of
his legs was drawn u.n t'mt he could not walk
woll, and they offered lt!u for him, which his
master refused. Tho directors wanted him to at
tend their patients, who were inoftly slaves.
On tho K'th of Murch last, he ran awoy from
Maeon and went to Savannah. Thero ho hid in ft
stable until Tuesday afternoon. March 1 4; when he
apiM'p.nfl liitn.nir rt l...rt..l 1 ...... C.-A
"v., .... uuinu mi, iivjsimiu omi"it -
steamer which sails between Savannah and Phila
delphia. At 9 0 clock tho next morning tho stoain
cr sailed with Davis on board. Tho following day
tho men, whilo hvuving the lead, heard a voice
from under the guards of the boat, calling for them
to throw him a rope. Upon examination, it was
found that tho voico proceeded from a colored man
concealed on a beam under tho guards of the
wheel-house. Ho was rescued from his "perilous
situation, in a stato of groat exhaustion; his
clothes were snturated with sea water, as tho sen
had become rough, and he was dipped in the water
at every rock of tho vessel. Tho hands furnished
him with a dry suit, and mndo him comfortable.
But the commander of the boat was differently
disposed. Fearing the effects of Oeorginn law, in
case he should bring a slave to a free State, he or
dered his vessel to put into Nowcastlo, Delaware,
whero ho had tho unfortunate man iin prisoned,
with the intention, it is stated, of taking him back
to Savannah on his roturn trip.
But tho facts of this hiving le.ikolout, public
sympathy was enlisted, and a determination shown
that Davis should not go back to Gcorgin, miles it
could established thnt ho was not entitled to his
Ircodom. On the 3Uth of March the case was
brought before Justice Bradford, of New Castle.
A number of witnesses were examined and his
trccdom clearly proved. Mrs. Diamond, one of
tho witnesses, testified that sho had known him
since lSl'J, when ho was about two years old. Her
sister. Mrs. Martha C. McGuiro, tostified that she
had known him for cloven or twelve years, and
John 11. Brady testified that he had known him for
tno last nino years.
On hearing the testimony, tho magistrnto dis
charged him from custody, thore bcinir no reason
why a free citixon of Pensylvania should bo kept
in a Delaware prison with no crime charged against
him. After his discharge, and before ho had left
tno magistrate s office, the commander of the Key
stone Stato appeared, and mado affidavit that he
bolievcd him (Davis) to bo a fugitive ahivo, and
aftorwards nnnthor to the effect thnt ho believed
him to be a fugitive from justice, whereupon ho
was detained and again shut up in prison.
Tho Captain now returned to Savannah, and
one of the newspapers of that city contained this
significant article :
"Wo are informed that tho description of the
Into ontsido passenger by the Keystone State an
swers very well to that of a lost negro man belong
ing to Mr. Doan, of Macon. Measures hart htm
taken by the claimant ami the agent of tin Philadel
phia ttcamert of thin city to ascertain the truth.
The slave is said to havo been recently brought
from Maryland to Georgia." j
In accordance with this announcement, measures
were taken by tho claimant to secure the roturn of
unvis 10 a nito 01 Donuago. Tlio enso came on
for trial before Mr. Samuel Gurthrie, V. S. Com
missioner ot New Custlo, on April 10th. Tho pro
ceedings had before, this magistrate nro recorded
in another colum, with tho evidence adduced
against the alleged slice : and. ns wo have Inarn-
ed through a telegraphic dispatch, tho result of
1110 wnoio was the remission ot this trocborn Penn
sylvuninii, who had thus heroically periled his
life to regain his liberty, to tho man claiming to bo
.119 uw uer. i Twune.
News of the Week.
The President has refused to sign the bill grant.
ing ten millions of acres of publio launds for
distribution among the Stutos for the benefit of tho
insane. Thirty emancipated slaves from Fay
ette county, Ky., passed through Louisville a few
days sinco, on thoir way to Liboria Father
Oavazzi is lecturing against .Papacy in EugUnd.
lho uadsdeu treaty has been rejected in tho
Senate, by a voto of 20 to 18 John Davis,
ex-U. S. Senator from Massachusetts, died lust
week, very suddenly, of bilious cholic.
The Nebraska Bill. The following is the lat
est intelligence in regard to this measure iu the
House of Representatives :
Washington, April 27. An effort will h ml.
to-morrow to introduco into the House annthor Ne
braska bill. When tho Stntcs nro'culled fur resolu
tions the frionds of the movement' will present the
.j... ,.Dr, uicueu.ii, out 11 win do the old ac
quaintance with merely a new face, and essentially
tho same as tho proposition of Mr. Douglas. It is
thought that tho number of members nbsent will
render tho schcino successful. At least tho most
strenuous exertions will bo nmdn tn ronHn, it ,n
and the opponents of tho Nebraska bill are oppre
. t . . u j w, IVSUli.
Mr. Benton has prepared a stinging speech in
opposition, and will try to get the floor early. The
speech will make about seven columns of The
Nebraska Emigration Convention. A Conven-
tton was held at Worce-tor on Tuesday, in pursu-
iiiio o. a ca.i issucu tovcriu weeks ago, to cooler
rolativo to tho promotion of emigration to Nebras
ka. Resolutions wore adontcd in favor of the
" Emigrant Aid Company," and in in favor of con-
lornng with the friends of that Company in relation
to plans, do. A committee was appointed to make
arrangements for another Convention to be held at
tho City Hull, in Worcestor, on tho third of May.
Another Fugitive. A nogro man belonging
to Mr. Richard Doyle made his escape to tho North
a few days ago. Ho had boen a corn measurer for
somo timo. We are called npon almost duily to
announco the loss of this species of property. The
community of Norfolk and vicinity havo withiu
tho last twelve months sustained a loss of over $30,
000 of slnvo property by the aid of abolitionists.
Norfolk Jlcacon. ,
Hoo and Suoar. Cinoinnnti has long borne the
palm as the hog city, and now it claims to ho tlio
swoetost. Tho Secretary of the Cincinrnti Cham
ber of Commorce says that it Is a statistical fact
that one-tiflh of tho sugar aud molasses produced
in the United States is disposed of iu the markots
of Cinoinnali. Ho also states that the amount of
J!c of doinof tic sugar in Cincinnati, exceed by
twelve million of pounds tho entire annual receipts
of that commodity in tho cities of Boston, New
York, Philadelphia nnd Baltimore.
Miaoiier ts MtTcnn.t. Mengher is decent at
easi, in his reply to the (run riiiluiithopist llliuon
ton, but not bold. His loirio bounds to ono conclu
sion freedom, set be daro not own it, as regard
our Republic. Cnn we blame him, when o many
natives cower before the alave oligarchy ? Hore
is his lettor:
St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans,
Wodnosdny, March 24, 1864. )
Mr. Meager presents his compliments to Mr.
Haughton, and begs to state he does not rccogniso
id mr. iiaugtiton, nor any other porson, nor the
public generally, any right or titlo whatsoever to
require from him an expression of opinion respect
ing the question of African Slavory in America.
Mr. Meagher holds himself, npm all such ques
tions, wholly irresponsible for his opinions, his
silence, or his action, to Mr. Haughton, or to any
other gentleman, or to the publio at large, or any
Mr. Meagher begs leave to add, thnt he has
tskon ',the preparatory onth of allegiance to tho
Constitution, lnws-And sovereignty of the Republic
of the United States , that he is not yet a cititcn :
that three venrs have vet to elnnsn Kfor ha
one ; that ne postpones till thorn his declaration of
opinion regarding African Slavery in America and
every other question affecting the joint compact
nnd Constitnlion of the scTeralStatcs.
Tho example set to John MiTcim l is good ; the
rehuke, if mild, will be sure to go right home.
Poetry and Truth. The A en Urlcant laily
Tme Velta. of March 30th, contains the following,
sido by side, in continguous columns 1
Courage 1 who will be
That has strength to dig
And therein hie fetters
And lay a tyrant by his
Courage I Hope, how
e'er lie fly
For a time, can nmrdiol
er men I
Cry 'Cod I" and to the
Runaway on the 20th
Fob. Inst, a negro man,
named Severin, yollow
complexion, with long,
curly hair, his tooth are
very much decayed,
speaks French nnd Kng
lih, and is a very intol
ligont fellow, and ia in
the habit of getting work
at painting and white
washing houses. Said
boy is about 24 years of
age ana will probably
pass as a free man. A re
ward ot win be given
for him, nnd $100 for ev
idence to convict nny free
person for harboring or
employing mm. ,
It Ouelll to be evident li this time thnt nur
ooumern brethren live in tho wrong country, and
talk a great deal of nonsense in conrequence.
They should either abolish their peculiar institu
tion, or chango their political system. Slavery
requires a despotism like that of Russia to save it
from being absurd, as woll ai pernicious and in
human. A. ', 2) ibuiie.
Abolition or Slavery. A Commission appoint
ed to inquire into tho expediency of abolishing
slavery in Venezuela, hnvo reported in its favor,
that slavery bo instantly abolished; nnd tho own
ers of the slaves be paid their value by tho Gov
ernment. There aro no slaves under thirty-two
years of ago, however, in Vcneiuola, all children
of slave mothers born since the year 1821, wore
decreed to bo freo by Bolivar, to servo as appren
tices until they were 21 years of age. Tho report
will be adopted, and tho enfranchisement, it is
raid, will greatly strengthen the power of Monaga.
as every slave will be entitled to cast his vote, and
will all vote to sustain the Government which gives
Woman's Riuiits. Senator Townscnd lias re
ported in the Ohio Senato, a bill providing that
hereafter, married women shall have the same right
to hold and dispose of property the snme rights of
contract and defence as are conceded to male citi-
eous That the wife shall rotain hor right to tho
ownership and custody of property that married
women shall have the same rights of locomotion nnd
personal liberty as the husband, and that no hu
band shall, by proceedings in courts or otherwise,
restrain or interfere with the samo. That in the
custody of children, no husbnnd, as such, shall
have preference, but the question shall bo deter
mined by the court according to right and justice.
Tlio mother must give her consent to the indentures
of children, or such indentures will be invalid.
That upon the death of tho husband, tho wife
surviving, such wife shall have the tamo right of
heirship 111 tho property of her husband as nro or
may bo confered by law upon tho husband in case
of tho death of the wifo.
Dr. Townsond has dono himself credit by pre
senting this mcasuro, without stint or compromise
in tho face of prejudice and intorest against it. Of
course, Our Democratic Legislature will give it tho
-by as easily ns possible.
DIED On the 31st of 2nd mo., at his residence
in Millwood, Guernsey county. Ohio, in tho 57th
year of his ago, Jesse Scott, after a short illness.
Tho deceased has for a number of years been
engaged in urging tho cause of tho down-trodden
and oppressed amongst thoso with whom he was
wont to converse. Ho was ever zealous in the fur
tliorance of all reform, combatting the enomy of
light. Ho was often led to lament the departuro of
society from that which he conceived to bo tho true
way of light and lifo ; he entertained a lively hope
that thero was emorging from a world uf darknoss-
corruption nnd confusion, a Progressiva peoplo,
who wore free and unbiased worshipper of the true
But ho is gone gone to reap the reward of the
righteous, " where the wickod ccaso from troubling
and the weary are nt rest." p. 1.
DIED Near Marlboro, on the 27th of March,
consumption, Thomas M. Wiceeksuam, aged 24
years and 10 months.
It is with regret that we announce the death of
our friend. So young, so gonorous, so noble ; with
heart imbued with a spirit of love for all man
kind, it seems bard thnt he should have been taken
from our midst. For a number of years ho had
been actively engaged in the Anti-Slavery oause,
and his warm aud active sympathies for the injured
and down-troddcu African race, and his labor for
their emancipation, will bo rcinomborcd with pleas
ure, by tho friends of universal freedom. He has
been an invalid for ninny years, nnd bore his afHio-
tion with philosophical rosignation. But now ho
sleep in peace. A large circle of friends and rel
ative will mourn his loss, but nutie will laiuont it
with that depth of sorrow that griof which know
reconciliation, as will hi bcrenvoj parents.
Fur to them ho was a son indeed, evor loving, kind
and obliging, evor ready to lossoa thoir labor and
soothe their sorrow. Thomas, fare thee well.
The remembrance of thy many good deed will
hold in grateful recollection by those who know
thoe. S. F,
Receipts of the Bugle for the week ending April 26.
E. J. Silver, Alliance,
Anthony D. Yengley, North Benton
I). G. Hester. Alliance.
Thomas Donaldson, New Richmond,
Mrs. P. M. R. Parker.
Jennio L. Ingloduo, Columbiana,
Eno R. Cooner, Lee,
John Duguid, Froeinont,
w. 1. Jfradlord. Brighton.
Robert D. Thomptou, " '
Salcin Quarterly Meeting of Progressive Friends
will be held at Fuirmoant on seventh day, the 1.1th
of May, Commencing at 11 o'clock.
AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY.
The Twentieth Anniversary of the American
Anti-Slnvcry Society will bo held in the City of
Now York, in the REV. DR. CHAPIN'SCHUKCH,
in Broadway, between Spring and Prince Streets,
on WEDNESDAY, May 10th, 1854, at 10 o'clock,
A. M. The names of the spoakera will bo announ
The Society will hold meetings for Business and
Diseussion (in some hall yet to be procured) on the
evening following the publio Anniversary and on
the succo.ding THURSDAY and FRIDAY. May
11th aud 12th.
The members and friends of the Socioty far and
near are earnestly invited to be present at the pub
lio Annivorsary nnd to give us tho benefit of thoir
counsel and co-operation at the subsequent meet
ings. Tho condition of the country in rotation to
the Anti-Slavery Agitation will present for the
consideration of the Society, topice of the gravest
importance affecting its future action ; lieuce a
large attendance is desiroable.
WM. LLOYD GARRISON, Prcst
Edmund Qcinct, 1
8. H. Gay, V SwrtaHrr.
Wendell PniLitrs, k
PENNSYLVANIA YEARLY MEETING OF
This Association will convene fur mutual help
and edification, and for the discharge of its appro
priate duties as a religious body, in the meeting-
bouse nt Old Kennett, Chester County, on First
day, the 21st of Fifth moLth, 1854, at 11 o'clock,
a, M., nnd continue by adjournment from day to
day as long necessity may require.
Creed-making forms no part of the objects' of,
this Society. Disclaiming all ecclesiastical au
thority, and avoiding the tangled controversies by
which lho popular churchos aro perplexed aud be
wildered, it seeks to unite mankind, not by agree
inent in theological opinions, but through oneness
of spirit in respect to the practical dutic of lifo,
the communion ot soul wan soul in a common
love ot tne bcauinui and true, ana a common as
piration after moral excellence. It platform is
broad and comprehensive. It invites th co-ope-
rntiun of nil who recognize the Equal Brotherhood
of tho Human Family, without regard to sect,
color or condition, and who acknowledge the duty
of defining nnd illustrating their faith in God, by
lives of personal purity, aud work of beneficence
and charity to mankind.
The namo of " Frionds" wa adoptod in no tocb
uical or narrow sonso, and with no intention that
the Society should be identified with or limited by
tbe sectarian peculiarities of older associations.
but in the broad, primary and comprehensive
meaning of tho word, a it wa employed by Jesus
when he said, " I have called you friendt" "Yo
are my friend; if ye do whatsoever I command
We therefore affectionately invite all sincere in
quirer after truth, who may be atracted by the
principles of our organization, and who, wenry of
the strifes of sect, are looking for higher and purer
manifestations of the roligious sentiment, to meet
with us nt the time above specified, and to give us
tho benefit of their counsel and co-operation.
Jossrn A. DuaUAUt,
(.'. M. Burleigh,
Benjamin C. l'.tcoN,
Henrietta W. Johnson,
Com. of Arrangements.
Communications intended for tho mooting
whetlior from association or individuals, should
bo addressed to the clerks, Joseph A. Dugdale and
Sulirey l'oirco, Konuctt Square, Chester County,
Frionds residing in the vicinity of the place of
meeting, offer the hospitality of their homes to
those coming from abroad.
Editors of newspapers, friendly to the objects of
tho meeting, are invited to publish this call.
OHIO AND PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD.
TRAINS GOING WEST.
Mail Train leave Pittsburg nt R00 A. M.
SALEM, 11,05 A. M.
" " arrive at Crestlino 5,30 P.M.
Express Train leaves Pittsburgh at 3,00 P, M.
6,00 P. M.
" arrive at Crestline
11,30 P. M.
TRAINS GOING EAST.
Mail Train leaves Crestline at
" " arrive at Pittsburgh at 11,40 A,
Expros Train leaves Crestline at 1,15 P,
siri'u . ia n
arrive at Pittsburgh 8,30 P. M.
Salem Dental Depot.
CHESSMAN t WRIGHT,
"RESPECTFULLY invite the attention of the ore
XV festion to their Stock of Materials and instruments
for Dental purposes.
particular- attention paid to order from a distanoe
wnen accompanied by th LaJb.
April 14, WH.
TO YOUNG MEN.
Pleasant and PanriTADM Employment. Younff
Mon in every neighborhood may obtain healthful.
pleasant, and profitable employment, by engaging
in the sale of useful and popular Books, and can
vassing for our valuable Journals. For terms and
particular, address, post-paid,
FOWLERS A WXLLS,
No. 308 Broadway, New York.
P. S. All Agent who engage with u will be
secured from tho possibility of loss, while the profits
dorived will be very liberal.
April 29, 1854.-4w.
OF all kinds, including Cards, Circulars, Hand-bills
Pasters, Books, Pamphlets, $o, ius.
XEA TL Y EXECUTED A T THIS OFFICE.
Blank Deedt, AriicU of Aarttment, JudgmnU
Kota, Sum mon i and Ezeeutiont for Mfe rt (hk
A T WHOLESALE ONLY.
ARTISTS r Iftfotmed thtt w Intend' to 7p it
unrilv of Block on hand snd endeavor to Dromons
their inieitst and ours, hf exrhsntcing enoda for the
Cash. . , CHESSMAN ft WRIOHT.
Halm, April 14, lBjt.
Books, Stntioncrrj, fcc, fcc
THE ubscrilr Invite thu attention of the pob-'
lie to his now stock of GOODS for 1854. At
his establishment on Mai A Street, 8Wm, 6hio
may be found
mi; ttnpi ioiiTr.R,
A Book in interest, popularity and number told;
second only to t'nelo Tom' Cabin.
KAIWATIVE OF SOLOMON TORTBRVr,
A narrative of thrilling Interest, with tbe ddV
tional interest of being fnrf,
Tho life of ISAAC T. HOPPER, the wortf
renowned Quaker, written by the relebrstted Mrs.'
THE POTIPHAR PAPERS, or upper current
lifo in New York,
Narrative of the exploring expedition in search
of Sir Juhn Fnnkliii. .
Vera Leave and Little Fern.-
Poetical Work of all kinds.
Historical Jiovkt in great variety.
Bibles and DIciinnaites of all sizes.
GEOLOGICAL AND OTHER SCIENTIFIC
The Standard Medical Books.
Juvenile Booht adtjted to children of all age) and
FANCY BOOKS FOR GIFTS'.
Of all kinds oxed ia this region, WHOLESALE
BLANK BOOKS AND MEXORANDVllS.
MUSIC BOOKS, Wholesale and Retail.
A most complete and superior assortment ol
STATIONERY, consisting of Writing Paper of
all sizes and qualities. Envelopes, Cold Pens, Black,:
Blue and Red Ink, Friendship ard, Printer'
Cards, Port Forlios, Drawing Paper, Perforated
Paper, Slate, Pencil, ic, ic.
A fuH assortment of Jlutorials fur ARTIFICIAL'
MA TJIK.VA TIC A L INSTH CMS NTS.
Water Colors, Penknives, Port-Monnaic, Pocket
Book), Accordions, Fancy Articles, Ac, Ac.
Especial nttention it called to our large tock of
WALL PAPER AND BORDERS.
Tho subscriber I prepared to furnish ever
thing in hi line that tho publio may demand on
April 29, 1854,
DR. MATTISON'S new improved self-supply,
ing Hose Syringes; ran be had it J.-McMlLLAVS
Book Store, Salem, Ohio.
April 29, 1854.-3t.
At my iustancc, an attachment wa this day
issued against th property and effects of Henry
Coy, Jr., an nbseooVWng debtor, by Oco. W. Wilson,
r.q., a Justico or tne iTnce or the Township of
Perry, Col. Co., Ohio. The amount claimed Ky .
under said attachment ia S-l, 12.
Dated March 1, l(J54.-3w.
1,000 BOOK AGENTS WANTED.
To Sell Pictorial and L'soful Work for toe Year 1S54V
$1,000 DOLLABS A YEA It.
WANTED IV EVERY SECTION OF TnE
UNITED STATES, activo and enterprising men,-
to cngago in the sale of somo of tho best Book
published in the Country. J o men of rood aridress.-
posscssing a small capital of from f 25 to $100, inch'
inducements will bo ofTcrcd as to enable them fe)
make from $3 to $-3 a day profit.
Vrf I lie Hooks published hv in aro all useful fa
their character, extremely popular, nnd command
large sales wherever they nro offered.
lor further particulars, nn.Ircs, poftn"e paid,)
ROBERT SEARS, PaUuhcr,
181, William Street, New-York.
NEW SEED STOKE.
THE undersigned is now receiving bis supply
of Field, Garden, Trco nnd Fluwcr-itccds; alitu.
large additions to Ins Mock of Horticultural abii
Agricultural Iuipliiucnts, and will be enabled I
offer dealers and amateurs tho mot extensive and!
varied collection of Field, Culinary and Flower'
Scods, Bulbil, Tubers, Ac, Ac, ever offered in thi
market. The sccJs hnvo been cxpresidv grown to
order by tho iiintit celebrated Scednmcn in America
and Europe, ami warranted by tho grower true to
name; new and superior varieties of Corn, Grtin,
Grass, Cabbage, Turnips, Cucumber and Prmpkin
seed : Irish and Sweet potatoes : Flow er seeds ami.
Dublin roots. As tho stock if the latter i limitcoV
orders for the same should bo sent in at once tn'
prevent disappointment ; togcthnr with tho largctl"
collection n Agricultural nnd Gniden lmplimcntf
to be found in the city, as the diplomas and premw
una awarded nt tho Into Fair, by the Stato Agriw
cultural Society, will testily, amounting to neur
two huudred dollarfl.
E. R. SHANKLAND,
129, Wood St., Pitt.
Fob. 18, '54.-3m.
New and Cboite Yurictlri of Ytgcliiblti ini) Sttdx
Chinese Eight Rowed Corn,
Improved Dutton "
Stowel Evergreen "
Philadelphia Sweet "
Mountain June Potatoes, (very fine,)
Winnebago, " Ivory proline,)
Mammoth Nutmeg, "
Peach Blossom, "
Early White Mercer "
Ash Leaf Kidney "
(early six week,)
(a Tory large variety and
Sweet Potntocs, n new variety from North Care
lino. It ho proved the most probho and desirable'
for northoru culture that ha evor been introduced
in this market.
58 Now Varioties of Cabbnge Seed, (Imported,)
20 " " " Radixh " "
6 " ' " Cclory " "
25 " " " Cucumber "
40 " " " Oras "
Order Respectfully Solicited, and Prompt!
. 11. M1AKM.AM), FrRnsMAtf,
No. 129, Wood St., Pitt., Pa.
Feb. 18, 1854.-3 m.
ntllT TREES AND SIlUIBBEHYe
20,000 Cboioe Apple Tree,
8,000 Dwarf Pear Trees, (very flne.y '
6,000 Peach Tre'ot, (new varieties,)
2,000 Gorman Plum Tree, (imported,)
1.500 Cherry Tree,
.. M New and superb varieties Strawberry,
20 " " t ' " Raspberry, 1
15 " " " Gooseberry.
Tnirather with the fin eat collection of Plant of
Shrub ever offered in this market, for tale by
129 wood St., ra,
Feb. 13, 154.-3m.