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The Anti-Slavery Bugle.
ji'i$n.9$. tn tI.i..t"ditor fnmiT hak p wonted
luw frvw giving the usual variety, ... . . !
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'i nr uHig unini.Tiini ujuiimw wv M
tnrMHtiftil ItAftvaa Miinftn And TnPSdftY. ' Till.
Colombian thinks that the members behaved bet-j
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thatt usual, atd ),6t fih th he .u.-al number
Urtxerunk. Only one leading member had to be
rimed oil, W drunk.." Somo of tie' members'
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imyiag nna inrowmg aooui vaiuniiis nooas DOiung
it la the State, instead of paper balls, as it would ;
iecm has boon previous custom. . This we should .
think was not only rather "faint praise," and
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quite enough tp'jl.unn; anjj .bA legislators, but
is quite negative rather "over tho loft." But
ben if it is improvemtnt, why, we should of course
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be tSai-kW, Jii.:";l V 'Y.'nl lli.l J
The IemocracT in the Legislature wore divided
about the tax law, to. on that point, all thing arc
s lliey were. ' ' ' ' .'
t P the subject of temperance, the, leg! slated
ouite as well as could have been expected. 1 hey
hav given a sort of half way meoaare, which will
probftblv amount to nothing practically, so far as
the general suppression of the traffic is concerned.
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JUrong mms -J H' .!' "
asailabU to aouie oxtcnt. Though tho exception
ef beer, cider and Ohio
wine, will nullify the
wholo; And temperance men
will bo heartless
sMd hopoless, comparatively, nt least in regard to
its efficiency, and so will hardly bo oblo to watch
vigilantly or labor effectively fjr its execution.
The law is a compromise, and will amount to as
tion as compromises commonly do, between right
ana wrong, six. sircngiucu mo power oi ihb;
Vol the eaiso of freedom the Legislature has
done nothing. Against it it hai given its unmis
ikeable influence, , by refuting to discountenance
the Nebraska fraud by electing a senator in favor
of the. measure, and supremoly devoted to "nation
al" democracy, which is but another namo for
slavery propagnndisiu nnd by identifying Itself
with the meanest pro-slacry prejudice and hato
in the expulsion of Mr. Pay from tho Reporter's
desk in the senate, and the refusal by the House
to admit him thereto. Rut then no one bus been
disappointed, for no one expected anything from
the legislature as body. . It was elected as a
"national" democratic legislature and lias main
tained it reputation as such uusullied.
s. The Columbian speaks in terms of high approv
al of the free soil members, eight or ten in num
ber. Some of them coriainly have done nobly.
Dr. Townscnd especially has distinguished himself
by .hit boldness mid fidelity. His views of freo
principles oro comprehensive, hod his indiscrimi
nate application of them has evinced his trout
Worthy dorolion to them,
Wn suhioin the following reoort of the select
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REPORT OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE.
Appointed to investigate the circumstances connected
with the cruel treatment of a convict in the Ohio
Penitentiary, by Deputy Warden WATSON.
RESOLUTIONS UNDER WHICH THE COMMITTEE ACTED.
Jtetutrrtl, That a committee of five be Appointed
by the Speaker, whose duty it rhall be to ascertain
the facte and report the samu to this House, rclut
to a olinrge of luvTsh nnd cruel troutuicnt of a ne
gro convict iii the Penitentiary, said to huvo been
confined in a dark cell nnd severely Hogged by Mr.
Watson, tho deputy Wardon. .
ltttulrci. That said eoiuiuitfne be autlmrUed to
rxamiuo into and report flpon any other unit tor of
abuso connected with the Penitentiary, or the
management or conduct of nny .if the porsons i"
Ilia Clllll' UIU.H ... '"l ...i:. HUU vi.'.V uivj
report, wtiut action, la their opinion, on the part
of.. the tienerol ABicoibly, should bo hnd in .the
premises. ..... , . , -
KuolveJ, 'That In order to fully -accomplish the
object of tlie foregoing resolutions, said committee
have powor to kend for persons and papers, and
exainino witnesses on oath or affirmation, nnd leave
to sit during the session of tho House.-
The committee to whom was recommitted House
resolution relative to allcgod cruelties inflicted 011
a convict in the Ohio Penitentiary, have had the
subjoct uudor consideration, and report,
I. That the charge of "harsh and cruel trent
meut of a negro convict, by Mr. Watson, the Dep
uty Wardon, has been tustained,
. 2. That Tuliver Cukor, a convict, had boon flog
ged with a "cut" three different times in a period
of five or six days, by Deputy Warden Watson,
and by his order.
3. That Coker hnd boon confined in a cell from
February 24, 1854, uutil the last timo tho commit
tee visited tho prison, April 3th. ,
It is also in evidence that about fiftoeu days of
that time Coker wus not allowed to have any bod
. r beddiug, but was compelled to lay upon tho
aaHh. there heinir no floor in the cell, mid that sid
. eell was from sixty to eichtv foet from tho nearest
stove, there being but one stove on tue siuo ot the
wing la which he was confined.
. The, testimony also proves conclusively that
aid convict was punished for tho purpose
xtorting from him n confosssion of having sto
len money belonging to Mr. WuUion, tho Deputy
Warden. . 1 ' .
It is also proven that when a bod had boca
furnished Coker by order of tlie Warden, Mr.
Watson, tho Deputy Wardon, had it removed from
ho eclL .
it is also in eviuenco mat Air. vt atson wisncti
to punish said convict again by ''catting," and
that had not Mr,
Asiiuuioc iiuuiiorcu iiu WOUIU
have dune so.
The committee are satisfied that during the
greater part of the time said convict was being
punished, Mr. Dimmoek was sick and
attend to the duties of his offico.
The committee are clearly of tlie opinion
there is no rule of disciplino thut would authorize
-or justify treatment as sovero as that inflicted 011
Coker fur toy utibuce whatever.
The committee are of the opinion that the War
den was not aware of tho extent of Coker's pun
ishment uutil nftor it had beou inflicted.
, Thero is no evidence before tbo committee
'provo that Coker had stolon, or concealed, or had
-any knowlodge of tho stealing of Mr. Watson's
money. . .
The committee havo examined tho "Black
Book" ot the prison as lur back as tlie year
1847, aud have found no caso where punishments
been inflicted At severe as those inflicted
The cdnitnittoo having requested Drs. E. D. Bur
ton and Thomas Wright (of tho House) to examine
Into .Coker's condition and report thereon, they
eorahlied with the request and made a report, (the
original on file with the other , papers) of which
fjhe following is a true copy t , , f
""By request of Dr. Ross, chairman of the soleoL
committee appointed to investigate the treatment
of Coker, a convict in the Ohio Penitentiary, wo,
tJie undersigned, visited the cell of said convict
And examined the wounds upon bis backs and tbo
relative position and condition of bis cell as
comfort after the inilicticu of the punishment,
evo pome to the (bllowiug conclusions!
. That, judging from the number of scars upou
bis body, being upwards of twenty) indicating
evert laid dnep outs, and from the exposure after
ward, without proper protection from old aad
proper nttqntioii to his wounds, tie, are of the
opinion tliaf rb'orVliTiifry r'm'fitiflMnsT'tno treat-
merit woiuu t tturtoui to Ufa, ana to Majority
of cases ft poruionent injury.
, : thomas VrntftTiT. to."DV' v
' 1 K. I. BURTON, M. P.
It is claimed by Deputy Warden Watson, that
'Uio punishment were inflicted on Coker for Meal
ing other article limit Wawum'a money and that
claim, id concurred in hv ihn. WanUn liimmiV
lfnr nt hi linmi-lfiilft 'nf Mi.(Ai.,ii
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It Wn ftltn in AvhlnnpA l.nfi.l-A flin wmniiltnfl
tl"t Coker gut throt pair of boots n!c or footed
"uw-enup wi u.o prnun VJ u.a yruer anu
consent 01 tlie omccr in chanre cif sniil sliiin
h was also in evidence ,1 the ! Icitlle'r wo,
bought by an officer of tho prison with money on'
d-P""Uc U the office, belonging U Coker. '
It was also in evidence that be bonirbt a ost of
ing to Coker. '
nt be bought a vest of
.iiseot of the Matron
at 'hi 'exA one saddle
a femulo convict with tho cousoot
of the prinon.
It wns also in eriifened fimi'lie trjl!
,ree "bop with the knowlodgo or con.
' V me saauie iree siiop,
Jt was alwi in evidence that an cfUoor of the
priBon ,ou?lt ijkcr a pair of gum oiondioos with
nvonoy in the office, for the benefit of Coker i also,
material for one pair of (jailor shoes, which woro
made in the shop by order of the officer m charge
of tho shoe shop. .
t. wa, fti,0 : .. Unne. that (Inker I ind moiiev in
the ollico on deposito for his benefit. .
1 he persons referred to iirt'okor's statcmont did;
T, conni1!,0 cnroliill oiminc.l i.a Ulaok
Book" of tho prison, and find that the whole nuni-i
wsr ot convicts pumstien lor stcnimg as per nines
tinivunw hi us; mti (yum rr. Ui kkTtjii J iimi nuiuiAr
were punn.hc.4. Iiy showenne. or ounharniont in
dell, seventeen .Were imnishouV with ',"
mg i" number of stripes lrom ono to five, as
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x n u rpceivea nvn eirinr. tvra rccaiven luiir. nix
convicts for stealing during a period of seven
years, was f nly twenty four wore than the number
intlicted upon Coker, in tho case under considera
..,. ., nnnfl.r, bT .V. i.,ok' j.uk
Tho following is a correct copy of tho Black
Rook in regArd to tho punishments intlictod upon
Coker by cutting:
March 'M, lo-l, stealing bit and stirrups,
lashes with rat, 3
March 4, laH, stealing citizens' pants tnd
other clofhin;;, ' 8
March 8, le5 I, stealing two brushes, razors,
keys, 4c, 8
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The committee, in making up their report, rely
on Coker's statements, only so far us they aro cor
roborated by thu testimony of other witnesses, and
regard all other matters iclativo to boots, shoos,
saddle treo, stirrups, hit, (not testimony strict
ly spe iking) ni collateral.
Wiirnr.s, The character of the Statn of Chi"
js involved in the manner in which her public
institutions aro co;nluctod, and whereas your com
mittee are of tho opinion that competent prudent
and faithful officers should be employed ill cieiy
department of tho public service ; nod whereas,
strict discipline is indispensably necessary to tho
welfare nnd government 'of the Penitentiary: nnd
whereas, extreme cruelty, such has been inflicted
on the convict Coker, by tho deputy Warden Wat
jn, is highly reprehensible, and in the opinion of
your committee, hnrh nnd cruel, therefore,
AVWirrf, That said deputy Warden Watson, be
required to reiiin his oflice, nnd if lie fail so to do.
then the Warden is hereby requested to dismiss
him from said office, without delav,
All of which is respectfully submitted
S. 1J, PKCI'E.V,
W.M. GOI DV,
K.'V. -PBAN1 ''
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ToLlTElt Coker, tho Culorod convict of tho Ohio
Penitentiary, who wns so inhumanly treated by the
Deputy Warden, WttUon, was discharged from tho
I'uuitcntiiiry on tlie "d inst., his timo having ex
pired.; H'l was luunodiiUoly arrcMcd on, a tntc's)
warrant issued at tho instance of Watson, for steal
ing the money alleged to have boon luat by tho lat
ter,, and to extort a confession of which, lie so
1 cruelly lacerated nnd otherwise utilised the poor
tellovr. Coker was bound over to court, though
is thought that tho investigation will criminate
Watson and other prisou officers, rulhcr thau poor
ThO Legislature invited tho Deputy Warden lo
resign, and 111 caso of his refusal, instructed the
Warden to dismiss him. Both these suggestions
of the Legislature are to be disregarded, tho War
den choosing to uuito his fortunes to thoso of Wnt-
son, rather than throw tho responsibility of the
cruelty upon hini. '' ;.::"
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received threo, six received two, one received one.
Totalniiiiibcrofstrir.es inflicted upon seventeen
NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN POLICY.
, tlieJ caB 0,tin nt home, utid enjoy, in greater per-1
on , fHcti0U( tM advantages of freedom. Every person
Tho following is an extract from the Tribune's
series of articles, designed to prove that the North
can, in a pinch, stand alone, nnd need r.ot feur and
tremble nt the Southern threats of disunion, as has
been her coward habit.
Northern policy is attractive of immigration, bo"
cause it looks thus to tho elevation of the laborer,
Immigration is always largest when mills and fur
naces are being built, nnd when thero is the great-
jel domand for labor, end it nlwnys doclines when
i milln ai-o vlom-J nnd furnaces aro ullnvvod to io out
of blast. Under tlio tariff of lfJH, immigration
1 trebled, and by 1M4 it hud reached Ca.lMiO ; after
which It remnined nearly stationary until tho tnriff
of lM-fo camo fully into operation, when it cum
inenned to increase with such rapidity that in 1M4
it had already reached a ouartcr nf a million,
point it would have touched ten years sooner had
tho people of the North been permitted to direct
operations of tho liovernmo.it In accordance
the views of franklin, V oshingtnn, Jcnerson,
Madison, npd auckio.u.-.ind )ong fiefum the pres.
cut timo it would have reached a million. .
To this, however, "the impersonation of tho wall
born, well educated, and well bred aristocrat"
I opposed. It dislikes Viuntter sovereignty," and
j lioius in grciu couicuipi iuu ucouic 01
States," who sell their owu labor, whilo lookiugjto
who great complacency upon me upcriiuous 01
own people engaged in feeding corn Loinon, women
; nnd children, lo bo sold iu Louisiana and Texas,
there to swell "the immense commercial resources
the South," which constitute, as we aro assured
in tho Inquirer, "tho basis of tho commerce ol the
I'nion." It would, therefore, if it could, put
sto to tho voluntary immigration of froo men,
while it would gladly rc-open tho African slave.
tradc, which uow seems lobe regarded at the South
tho real mcusuro of civili.atiou,
North of Mason nnd Dixon's line, of Ohio, and
of oo 3Q we huvo luud sufficient lor hundreds
mill'miia of itihiil.ilniilM. Wn need Ptinu lution. and
j the surest way to bring it is to afford tbo people
I Europe reason for believing that by coming hore
i.n.. ;n I.. ni...i.in,i in ...!.. iii.vl.m to n t h 1.
that comes here is worth w lint community nil
cost U raise, And the average cost of tho men, wo
men and children wo import, hns certainly
boon less than SI, WO.
Wore theso people ulack
and did thev oome from Africa te eoulhera ports
they woiild'be property, and the community would
bo regarded as being richer by at least ?500 a bead
bocauso of their importation. If so thoro, then
why not so hare? To the community it matters
not who is the owner of property, provided it
and is owned among themselves. Tho negro
the property of anothor, but the free Immigrant
his awn property, and honee more valuablo than
the negro; and evory such person constitutes
addition to the wealth of the community of at loast
$1,000.. Northorn poliey, even as it is now carried
out, attracts nearly 4t0,000 such persons annually,
few or none of whom would oome under an entire
ly southern poliey, tnd to this vast immigration
to a grenf
extent, duo the fact thnt In a single
Statei IllinoK tli Increase In the vnlnfl of
prtipsity tn the year JH53, over that of n
S.iR.OilO.ntW. nf aim- (linn times us
the nhnOnl value of tfisf portion f trdfl vlih
portion or our traao vim
txe.'uiins tho nroiedt of dissolution
llad the northern policy beetl fully enrrled Ottt,
ne should now he importing people nt douhlo our
present rate,' And rcfy man so imported would be
addini to the value Of ronthern tiroducts, by con-
sitminffthrie and berhnps' fife limes ns much cot
ton atiM Riiar ns lio ronsumed nt home. At the,
!n time they would he Adding to tho value or
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we nave nnmen, or on nmoani ui lour nu.n.ic
nnllion. of dolla'rs, bein,? more than twenty dollars!
r' hta to the present population of tho fjtntes
which wo bate clarified as belonging to the North.
Adding this iuantity to thosealrimdy obtained,
which wo have clasified as belonging to the North.
Adding this n,uar,tity to those already obtiiined,
r disposed to place tho b-ss of the Jcrth, from
tho continuance of the I'nion, nt tihout forty dollars
Pr l'c,ul i hiie ll,e (-'nin Herefrom does not exceed
fortV cents the diff'erenee. or f.".9 00 per head.
.being, ns we think, the nrt annual loss to the north
FREE LANDS IN NEW MEXICO.
vary.!vcr twctitv-ouc vcars of a.-o. who has do.h.rnJ hi.
.1. . '"" nniL.i niuniiicu
i it. Wo should mnko the divino standard our
ml., f rn..,l,,t. Wh.f .. .1,. .,...!
Tho following is a sketch of
IIouc nf Hcprescntatives in
the Cd Inst . relntive1
t0 ' donation of public lands to residents In Now
Alexico. The doctrine of orthodnxv of complexion
1' "'""l J';""' W "Vf
to Rl",cx tu,,n' anJ M'leo, nnd nil tho rest of the
world to slavery;
Hoi'tF.. The amendment pending wns offered
yeioruay uy .nr. j'lsncy, Altering tlio second see-
:i"ii oi in.) lull in
i read, that grants s hall be given
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intentions to become a eitisen.
.Mr. Oerrit ."imiih. of A. ., said he !0uld not
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In,, wished that tho groat black man. Frederick
Douglas could come here and speak as to this word
J r. Jloiyc, (whig) or Pa..faiditwouIdbeiii.!U.(j,une,
tn ilicritniiuito ncainst color, whether otiro Cus-i
tiliun or mixed races, provided the proide were
ciii.cns of iow Mexico at the timo of the treaty ol
,Mr. PiMiey, (ocin.) of Ohio, said it seemed to
him nil this din-ii-.-inu sm about inero plnacologv,
and I hat, jt was a small aifair. The gcnliciiiiinougfit
to know it was. lie believed with tho gentleman
from South Carolina, (Mr. Keitt) tl.at this is n
government nf whito people, and made by white
pcoiiie ..r white people.
Mr. Huwa 'iunuirvd : Will this operate practi
cally to cxcludo any persons formerly .Mexican
Mr. Piyney replied it was intended to extend to
overy while ciiizen, ns contemplated by the treaty.
Air. N 01J0 iij not suppose tins government lun.
anv particular color.
Nlr. Pisncy (in his seat) said, yet it has.
Mr. Wade, resuming, remarked 1
lie supposeu this to le n human government, ex-
tending to nnd throwing its shield of protection
niTin .l", ; !.1 rd.'!l ",ut.k,!ow fiorrunct
lias tn do with tne color of nny man, and could not
say that ho himself would bo pronounced orthodox
if the strict rule of church discipline should be
apt Hud to him, I Laughter.) The constitution
says persons, and if tho gentleman could
him a black man is not a person, then ho would
give tip the nrgumcnt.
Mr. VV'nshhtirn, (whig) of 111., moved to nmend
Mr. Hisney's aiiiendiiieut by inerting "colored"'
I'V ''rj'iri !r,!i,''" 1' !T? '"!:" ci,i.Z.nS
could be constitutionally excluded from tho rich't's'
in Territories granted to v Into citirens. South tn
men chum tho ri-rht to take their slaves hither, vet
deny tho right of colored cltizcrs to go there. This
is their efinuhty of rights. V lint anrscrnblesliam
Mr. Keitt, (dem.) of 8. (, said A certain see-1
tinn fif this country hns violated tho rights of the'
South, and seduced thir slaves nuder the pretence
ol rreeaoni, nnd After doing this now nk prblie1
lanrt.fnril,. ftmiri... .,7t. s.i,..
claimed the right to carry their slaves to torriturie!
properly, not as citizens. Xn argument could
" properly, not ns eitiiens
oh i.miucr. itu repc.ncu iuut mis is n governinent
of white men. Ilo nsked Mr. Wade whether in
Ohio black men vote aud interiiiurry with
-Mr. Wado replied Just as they please about
Mr. Keitt. The white man who marries a black
womon must be so degraded thnt even such a con
nection will el.'vntn him.
Mr. Washburn's amendment was rejected.
Mr Oiddinps, (free soil) of Ohio, moved to add
the words or "more thnn half whito." Ho said a
number of democrats of the l;nion, descendants of
Tboinaa Jefl'crson, the great apostle of American
democracy, havo not inure thnn half whito blood.
Tbcsa should be permitted to rctile on lands iu tho
territory. In Washington to-day there are descend
ants of tho much vciioiutcd Martha Washington,
with black blood io their veins, and who nro ns
whito as he aud his colleague, Mr. Wade, bhould
these too be excluded from the benefit of this act 1
Some of tho meinbors of the convention that framed
tho constitution woro elected with tho votes of
colored men. Docs not the gentleman from South
Carolina held his scut by virtue of bluck men f
Mr. Keitt No.
Mr. (.Hidings resumed, saying the gentleman
bold bis scut more by the aid nf colored mcii than
by white; mid would ho exclude tho former from
participation in the benefits of tlio territory. It
I would bo unjust to do so.
Mr. Campbell, (freo soil) of Ohio, wished to nsk
a question of the gentleman from South Carolina.
I If white men do nut intermarry with the blacks of
, Otiuui luroinia, in wnat way consistently witn
correct slut of uioruls, cuuio so many mulattnes
j The bill was then luid usido, to be reported to the
NEBRASKA ON THE TAPIS AGAIN.
Mr. Washburn, of 111., desired to ask his ool
ihave j leaguo in what way ho would bring it up?
gave notice that ho would next week move a con
tho , tilerntioii of tho Kansas and Nebraska bills. lie
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iatl,U t1"8 statement that goutlomcn might bo
advised) he did nut iutoud to stool a march on
resort to every fair parliamentary means
. intention to bring this bill to a vote nt tbo time iu
Mr. Richardsou reminded tho gentleman that be
n 1 did not intend to press it to a vote, but to bring
! up for consideration.
.Mr. Cox agreed to that. Ilo most hoartily
wus n friend of tho measure, and should cx
us press himselt' to that effect should ho have ail op-
of, Mr. Richardson said his'ilesiro was to have the
discussion on tbo bill itself. If they should lad In
On the same day, Mr. Richardson, of Illinois,
A Voice At what time?
Jr. Richardson That will depend on circum
stances.' The friends of tbo hilt intend further.
tiringing tlio question to the cnnsiuerntinn 01 tlio
Mr. Cox said he had had no intimation of the
that, there were other moans by which at a proper
, timo, they oould bring it beforo the House and get
a vol o mi i t .
r. jvicnaruson repneu, no "i ."""
'gentleman when he put ready to do It. He had
i now soul all lie Uesirea lo say.
Tm CtEVELAiD Commercial, which was tempo,
rarily suspended some woeks since, has boeo final
ly united with the Ohio Farmer, a most valuable
agricultural and family paper.
Tiir Liberty Tartt of New York, have called
Convention to meet at CanestoU on the 31st inst,
The unimproved lands of Oregon are so barren
that a surveyor writos: "I think the Loited States
ought to make Great Britain take It all back
fight. Thank Ctod wt did net go up to M deg.
mm. 0 deg. Is b4 tnough."
JAMES W. WALKER—HIS FAMILY.
BMnab v Snlcin. O., will b? appropriated
In the death of James W. Walker, not only have
thS oppressed and on traded of clirth, lust one 'of i
,., . ... ... .,i.i.
. ,,., !.. fcind
ho'band and father their promotion and iitpnnrt.
The Work of the ehve's redemption, to trhhh
for tho past cven or ciglit yean Mr. Wulkcr Irnd
devoted all his talunts and enerRies, i not a w k
meets with reaard In irold. ' His funiW
therefore are loft destitute
A nettlemont of h
irs wiu lenve nouiing lor liieir luiure imunien-
f . . , . in- t
1 friends of freodo.j. and espociaU, the
friomls of the American and Western Aiiti-Slsrery
Societies, whoso nScnt Mr; Walker was, and in
w,os0 gervi,.es he cxoeivkJ nil Ids talents and
Societies, whoso agent Mr; W
wlos0 services he cxpeivkd n
owe a dubt to
, 0 "u "l0; we a uuui 10
' children, wbic'i we trust wi
his widow and lit-,
will be cheerfully and
genernlly, have been at their
home-, making provision againat futuro want, and
giving to the causo sparingly of their abundnncc,
Mr. Walker has been ftwny from his family, toiling
for the advancement of n came, in whii.li we mo
- ll IM.. !. . . 1 c . . i I.
nllKe imorcsieu, nnu lor a eouipens.iuon onrcij
suilicient, under tho must, ravoraUooircumstunces,
to supply the hnmejiato wants of those dependant
upon him. Had be sacrifice 1 OS litllo ns other
professed fiivuds of the slave, his fuuily probably
would hsva noeded no pecuniary aid. Hut .labor
ers were needed; and by lb approval nd appoint
ment of tho friends of freedom, be wont forward,
forgetful of sulf, to the work of tho slave's ennui-
cipatius, and the result is as above stated.
It is then but limplt justice, that we shall mnko
some provisiun for his family. Arrangements will
oo IIIS'IO 10 SCCU1S lO UlOIll t .0 III 1 bcncllt 01 WllBt-
.... .,.i,,1(i i, u ..,., "1 ,u., ' ,;i
ww contributed. It is suegested, that a little
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'inmo should be provided for them, where they may
1 remain permanently and be comfortably situated
Dunutions, forwarded to lioninmm Jlown
uirccteu oy my uorors.
Sinco tho Wheeling Timrt took its stand for tlie
its st tn.i inr i.'ie
abolition of Slavery 1-1 Virginia itj subscription
ii. i,. ;..........i ;.,i,ii r.f..x.. ,i..;iv ...i,
weekly Hiibicril ers were added to its list en Mon
day lat.Diij'nti .
LETTER FROM C. S. GRIFFING.
sntisry:cvcllwiltfrowli,k()vlIl.!lkll , ,. j
. . . , .
" doubtless true that Mr. Shurr coul J have made
more inuncy by furnishing liquid damnation to his
gcst, and keeping ubout him a sot of miserable
I nU, who, in exchango for tho tame
temperanco, though gentlemen inny think it tnbens
! coming for a lady to bo se active in an unpopular
Pr. va Maru S : On our return from the Ciucin-
nati Couvcnton, wo came by the Paytnii and San
! dusky Railroad to Kenton, tho county scat of
Hardin Co., nnd spent a few days thero to attend
' to some necessary business, very pleasantly mukiiiL'
0ur homo in tho family of Mr. John Shin r, w ho for
t h k )t UM emIlc0 ,, j
. 1 . . ,
coinmunity where Icnipcrniico principles are not
especially jiopular, thus demonstrating the fact
that a mmd leinr.errince bouse rm l.n tiKlnmail
wo,,M l"vo given hiin the money that
ought to have been expended to supply their fain-;
ilies with tho necessaries of life. Hut he hns ever
,lis teaipcr.ince principles nnd self-respect so
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far nbovo thu current price of whiskey nnd other
intoxicnting beverages, that dealers in tbi.-, article
have never considered him in tho market. His
wir(; tu0i j;a temperance woman, of tho same sort
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H" "1 """ so, always willing to work fir
To the friends of tomporauco in nny locality
where a tcmpcruiico houso is needed, I would re
commend these friends, as I understand they con
template leaving their present location. Railroads
have so encircled tho plnco and monopolized the
travel that all public houses there are becoming
Last fall we held some meetings hero in company
with Parker Pillsbury, and felt not much encour
by the apparent fruit of our labors, but now have
learned thnt our labors woro not in vain. At this
time our meetings were well Attended, and the cf-
forts of tlio representatives of the different churches
to claim anti-sluvory character evinced
seated nnti-slnvory feeling.
In Huron county, too, wc held some very Inter
esting meetings. At North Fairfield, having no
nnti-id.ivcry acquaintance, wo went on .Sunday to
the village to niako if possible, arrangements lor
meeting Sundny evening. Failing in this, I went
in the afternoon to tho Methodist church, where
Mr. Dickson, a Disciple minister was preaching,
endeavoring tn promote a revival of his religion.
At tho close of his services, ho very kindly gave
opportunity for speaking to any person desiring
do so, and I gladly accepted tho invitation, nnd
gave my views of a religion that regards faiths
forms, baptisms and books uioro than man That
may bo experienced nnd prnctised to tlie satisfac
tion of its votarie. in harmony with slavery, in all
its uiimiiing sacraments ot sorrow, llns led mo
especially to testify Against the church of which
this man was a minister.
" Men who their hands, with prayer and bless
Lay on Israel's ark of light, ' 1
That baptise, and kidnap men
Give thanks, nnd rob God's own afflicted poor,
Talk of God's glorious llborly, and thau
Bolt bard tho enptivo's door."
Thus holding within their unholy church, that
is false to humanity and to God, muro than 100,000
human beings ns slaves. When I had closed, the
minister uttcmptcd an apology, in which ho in
quired of mo why I did not or could not go South
mid preach my anti-slavery sentiments. I ropliud
I oould but for the influence of his aud similar
churches. Upon this remark, tho congregation
immediately dispersed. I then made arrangements
for mcufiiigs Monday and Tuesday evenings, which
wero held in the Congregational church. They
have a standing resolution to open this church for
tiny meetings that will benefit mankind. They
have a large, well furnished houso, where they
worship God by pleading for the rights of his most
opprossed children, and ore willing to labor in do
ing goad with those who may aincr wuti tiicm
some religious bolief, rather than reruaiu idle aud
fraternize with thoso who may bo orthodox in oommon
theology, and at the same time are strength
ening and upholding An.ioric.an tlavory. Suoh
churcbet art a light set cot a bill, from which tho
the true light is sure to emenato. Our moctiuge
were well attended, and wt rejoiced in tht oppor
tunity thus given ns to expose tht pro-slavery
American church and govornmeot, that aro alikt
tlie sustaining iuflueueei of tht sum of all villanies.
Othor good meetings were held in Medina and
Summit counties, which wt etnnot now mention.
" Yourt for tho Slave, '
C. S. S. GRIFFING.
THE NEBRASKA BILL TAKEN UP.
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a inajorit.i. d" twenty tote. ptpot.ed all
their other bu.ines uiJ to. k up fir immediate de-
and decision the Jlcbrft"k Bill, of the" Sn-.
te. Jlst probacy tlier wilFfiss tlie hilt. '
The Tribune, cOmminiing on Uii. actiot. c
House, says :
The vote by which tins course1 of action was V
terinii'.od upon is, not an absolute ninjori'y of the
wboli! rEinsc; hot o-.ilv or tho ineinbrs present
at WahiasHn, H V one which may well e ito
nlnrnl abiimir nil Hi Cretn.Ml of the -North. It is
rosslblo tluvisouis voted to take it up from a wil
! . !.... .1 ..r .....
nnguess so uigbi me quciiou huw iiibh- w u i"""
I ponin it to a future time and with a firm detcr
jniinntion tosroteon the sido nf freedom nt last;
i nm.twlionil llil mninrit nearlv as stroDf
as thij will be found wiienrvcr the final question
'comes to i.o tiiken. Tho slovo drivers may nntnr-
ally exult rtt the prospect of univtrstu umniniun
ion ibis t'oiitinont, with such o iiroi:t seems to
nttoti l.cfnre thei.1! nml Mr. Toombs no doubt
fi,(y prqirtres fur Ihatdcy of triumph and felicity
alien Ins curly a;iriuioua win oo crowned ni
calling the roll of hi t sluves on Duuker Hill, in the
vcrr shailnw of Ihfl nionn.'iietit which cemnicino-
rules tho mnrfvrdom of AVcrren and the heroic!
devotion to Liberty of northern men, such as they
were (lirec-quarters of n rentary h.o. .
This is the design of the party of fltivcry in tlww
House, but it remains tube seen if the will be
able, and it' tiny will dare, to carry it tlirotth in
dcliiitico of tho nniveral sentiment and the rvitsod
spirit of the Free States. If a positive majority
are blindly bent on this fatal and insonsnto act,
there remains but one cxiicdicnt, (hut is to restore
I to the extreme rights of the minority nf the House.
We have no doubt and 110 hesitution in expressing
our fixed judgement that this is the proper ovvasiuu
f.r the cxcrci.su of thoso rihtt. Tlio time of ar
gument and appeal Is past. Action nt ne remains.
Let it be shown that there is a North that refuses
to be trumpled upon.
in view 01 ti;e protracted struggle to wmcu a
resort to extra legislative Pjocccdiugs v. ill lend, we
take leave to suggest a Mas Meetinz of tho ol-
.servers of .lighted f.ith and the defenders
i ' ' , , ior me purp..e
01 nuoroing am ami coniiori io me ncicaguere'i
rorces of liberty, and to act n. cmergeneie, irevy
reonire. II it be tlie intention of the .orth to
11!. 1. ill In the i.cricct and entire convcrsii n of thixi
, , . . v . j . : ., . ...
" " " "pen..,n.s tn( .or :,e
port nnd Indefinite extension of Atrkun Slavery.
1 such a meeting could put Hint determination in tlie
form of a resolve to that effect. If, on the contrary,
the northern people are animated by the opp.vite
spirit, n ve believe they nro, then tho lucctiii
could givo n suitable expression to that opinion.
The cri.iis is threatening nnd extraordinary, and
should bo met without further dcbir.
Hon. Jomiah VctNcr was in Congress in 1311,
when Louisiana applied lobe admitted (it a Slate,
and on the loth of January of that year in ado a
speech, in which lie s.iid :
"If tills bill patios, it is my deliberate opinion
THAT IT IS VIRTl Al.l.V A tils.OI.I.TION or Tim l .VION
THAT IT Wll.l. I BI'K TUT. STATUS TROU TllkIR MOtlAl.
OIll.lllATtONS; AND AS IT WILL II K rllK P.IRIIT OF ALL,
SO IT WILL lit TIIK HI TV OF SO MS, TO I'RKPARB FOR A
sri'ARATION, AMIl'AULV If Tlll.r CAN, VlOLEMI.r If
It ts to be regretted that tho wholo Xorth did
not present this bold front t ) the South at that
early period, for in that ca-ie tlio slitvehuMors, be
ing thrown upon their own inadequate rcscources,
would have been compelled long ere tU,'s to cmau
cipatc their victims. ,S!antlard,
fca? The number of mem hers of Pnrlianent who
aro going out in the cx.cdiiiou to the East, to take
part in tuo war, is fourteen or fifteen.
tfii' It is stated that Senator Atchison has writ
ten home that if bo cannot be re-elected himselt
ho hud rather seo another Wnig Senntor returned
than that Col 1 ten ton ihould ncciipy his scat.
NEW ENGLAND WOMAN'S RIGHTS CONVENTION.
The undersigned respectfully invito
All citizens of New Englnnd who believe in the
right of laborers to control their own earnings j
All who believe in a fair day's wages for a fair
All who bolicvo in the equal right of all children
in the community to all public provisions for edu
cation; All who bcliovo iu tho right of human beings to
determine their own " proper sphere of action;"
All w-hu believe in tho right of all to a trial by
!-'"r,y"f V''f ,!"r"!
ll iwiu ociicvu vuav haiuicu wimuui repre
sentation is tyruimy ;"
All who believe in tho right of adult Americans
to have a voice in electing tho Government whose
laws control them ;
To meet in Convention iu Boston, on Friday, the
'M of June next, to consider whether these rights
shall continue to be limited to one-half the mem
bers of tbo coininuuity.
I'uutiiit II". Ihirin,
Xtimurt II'. Wheeler,
Anna T. J-'nirli'tnk,
Thu.i, W. lli'HiiimoH,
Jiunc '. Clark,
A. IK Main,
llnrri' l K. Hunt,
Ann (1. t'liiltipn,
William J. Jluwiiilch,
William 1 GurrUon,
Saruh JI, Karle,
Piir'nl A. Ji'u.won,
.V. CimIij JI, trill,
Jlnrrift C, Iniiermill, '
Joseph Henry Allen,
.4imil Q. T. t'nrmin,
Mani Ann liiityhlon,
JI. j'. Itetuie,
Uttry t Dcane,
Surah II. J'illjlrury,
J'. II. Vofitcell,
C. J. ir. Sirholi,
tierlnule A. Burleigh,
Salem Quarterly Meeting of Progressive Frionds
will be held nt Fairmount on seventh dr.y, tho I3t!i
of May, commencing at 11 o'clock,
Receipts of the Bugle for the week ending May 10.
Mary Walton, New Brighton,
1). Gillott, Litchfield,
Milton Hakestraw, New Garden,
James Howey, La Grungo,
Alviu Iluuiliu, noloott s anus,
I'hilo Taylor, " "
Philip Bovvers, "
J. Havibind, " "
E. A. Oliu, Northport,
II. (. Judson, Fremont,
E. II. Johnson, Albion,
Sarah Ann Thomas, Salem,
Charles Ho) lan, Ami Arbor,
II. (J hand lur, Sullivan,
John Dunham, Hinckley,
E. W. Farrin, Akron,
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