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WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF A REVOLUTION!
fluid Mr. Clay on
ft memorable occasion. Wo
revolution, is our response
are in the midxt of a
to llm lirnmo lit. , ! l- ' mpunw
I, ill Vk .. " . "ningtoii on mo ;sclmska:
a j !--". hi una mpi
"' '""""lcu pastnga or tin, measure
j S. "';" . IUI.ol,,,7 10 American
..,.,.. ,rw,iy by the throat. Hitherto
wu. u in e allowed to grow itnd expand
j sine uii tint freedom, until now, at whnt in
moment, it springs trom it
i ur nml clutehos nt the life of its political a-socialo!
in tho Oovrrnnient.
no lto-al imsm-intc
it engages in a roup detnt,
aim ny the uul of northern traitors to liberty, at-
tempts tho most iutolcrnl.Ic i;
Mmulil sureesa attend llm tHnrnmnnt
lu.iV.) open and direct war upon tho institution
within tlicir IiiiiiU now an 1 henceforth. It will1
tight against tho admission Into the Union of cither I
i a SI no State, and in d .in- this, it will neecs-i
in the olecti m of every northern reprcsentntie.
n mini n nifi i ... : , t. .
... . . i, ii i'in, nn,i nM nj1(. jcciara-.
v"" ? i '"tyrn Krredoiii and Slavery on the 1
American Continent, ti be cras"lcslyvn'd
till one or the other party finally and absolutely ,
triumphs. If XclirusU passes the Vo parties
must immensely niarvbal thrnisi Ives ill ho-tile,
array. 1 lie .North will go on, as it has benun. t ,
.... . . V . . .. n. ...
rr""" Bicp nwnni making tne .Mrwi-M csti'
pasture ground for African ltlavory. It will oppo'o
ii" umooiieuon oi Mavciy into .NcliMMia and
Kansas ai much after tho passage of the bill ns '
le.ijre. mot a ion hi it rnin ln,,i)i,,l,l i it ;n
"inir do compelled in scil-Uctence to carry the war;
nw iiirn-a, ami win ngnt against tho admission 1
of new slave States from any quarter whatever. I
rVIUIldliess lllion thin nitentiim trill I tA mnrld m inmt '
l"iMiiar orancn ei mo uovcrnment must bo
ilily purilieil, nnd no io-n elected thereto from I
Aurtn who is not firmly committed against
.f more slave Stnfe. A IV... M,.
must lie elected by the free States who will cordial -
jy support and carnostly ropond to these views.
There will bo no other courso but this open to the
free States, excepting ono of abject, slavish sub -
g party ior irecdom that tho world
1 j 1 " "'') iivuu.t j in ins iuure na
gnthoriiig groups, ou every hill side, in every ral-j
anw I .. I . . . . I- . r . ..
vji " " vn-ij i'iuiioj iu mo irec oinics. t e
hear the deep nnd ominous murmur of tho earnest
voices of its myriad slowly-moving masses. We
behold in their faces tho serious and unalterable
ilcti riuination of their purposes in behalf of free-1
doiu. We seethe gigantic array gradually ap-1
prtiacTi, nosing its tmca r.iiiKS, and moving onward f
with a force that no merely human power or hu
man institution can resist. It sweeps along with
tho force of the tempest nnd the tornado. The
spirit of liberty animates, the spirit of progress
impels, and a spirit of solemn religious duty in
spires and leavens the whole mass. This invinci
ble army bears aloft tho motto, "OoD witiii-s!"
i.. ;.,... . i. n nin;n v. k.r. :.,.i:....
miaciuu mi uiv inm nm im me anutnern iiunxey istn.
The passage of the Nebraska bill will arouse and j
consolidate 'tho most gigantic, determined and j
ted ttiem in the gross. Details will adjust them-,
selves. What uftcrior duties may be in store for
this great Party of Liberty time only can disclose. ',
decisive events of history conic but slowly.
They have their soun o, ns the great rivers have
theirs, in the little rills that trickle in the hidden
recess of the nla n nnd the moimtu n. But we
cannot hido from our vision the vital fact that this
party, once aroused and consolidated on a platform
sufficiently wide nnd substantial to afford n sure
basis fur its operation, such as the passage of the
Nebraska-Kansas bill will furnish, will not hesi-
tite in its course, or fail in its duties, however raili
puouo nnairw, uirming inn torcnes oi ctvu
uiBvuru iiioi vitiiiijr ori-iiiuiu iniu no coniiiirnuon
is to ensue we have but pity for their blindr.es '
and fatuity. They are under tho lead of men of I
.1 : j i I .. .i : . 1 . a .. i
rthi nun urniK ihopc umii-s limj uvvilllo lu 1110 :
nitural progress of events.
For tho molo-cyed squad of little northern men '
political fun. of tho Uovernment at this iunctur?!
- !. .i si-
" .t f. i; i .i.. ".
t;roi.s nud groveling purposos, base instincts and
narrow vision. They are but blind followers of,
To avert the throos and convulsions which must i
Inevitably follow this infamous act. wo have labor-
ed and shall labor, and ns a last resort to this
end, if there shall prove to be a majority ofthejPwer'
House in ravor of the final consumation of this
eeiiemo, we ndvocate tr.e determined resistance of I
minority to that consumation. This bold and
astounding assault upon the cause of liberty nnd
progress, should be met by northern rcprcsenta-1
ttves in Congrcs3 in the spirit with which freedom
In its most lofty mood has ever resisted oppression.
Jt is a solemn duty w hich tlevoWos npon them,
without agency of theirs to brin nbout the crisis
that enjoins their action. We know that it is
easier to shirk it than to discharge it. But in so
clear a case, it woro culpable t; rcfuso to engage
in'the enW procedure whi:h gives any hope of ar
resting tkc tiifamais measure. For whatever that
result shall be, wo unhesitatingly say, Lot it come.
There arc greater evils than a conflict between two
parties in tho legislative branch of the Government
greater evils than temporarily blocking the
wheels of public affairs, or than producing n shock
which shall precipitately send the membersof Con
gress home to tlicir constituents. And clearly
among them, in our estimation, nro the fatal anil
far-reaching consequences of the pussage of the
Nebraska, bill. Wo urge, therefore, unbending
determination on the part of tho northern members,
liostilo to this intolerable outrage, nnd demand
of them in behalf of Pcuco, in behalf of Free
dom, in behalf of Justice and Humanity, rn
istunco to the lu.it. Better that confusion should
ensue better that disKird should reign in tho Na
tional Councils better that Congress sbmiM 4reak
up in wild disorder nay, better that tho Capitol
itself should blazo bv the torch of tho incendiary.
r full and bury all its inmates beneath its cruinb-
Iiii ruins than that this nnrfidr and wronir sbould i
t..3.n. i-i . .
ne uuauy aeeonipiisnori. v o Icei mat tlioso con-
victions are shared by northern millions, and that '
wherever tho northorn mind has unrestrained ac
tion nnd utterance, it will declare thorn. In pur
suing tho course wo itulicnte, the friends of free
dom iu tho Houso will bo sustained by the Press
and, as wo believe, in whatever form support shall
ha demanded. Wo devoutly urge them to be faith
ful to their trust in this great emergency, and to
coufidontly rely upon a popular sympathy that will
.treasure their deeds as the acta of martyrs. Such
a course will secure the support of men who will
bM their livoa cheap in trie mainUii nance of the
cigutaoui cause which that minority is called to
dc aijod. 1 W bu ne .
KiPVArrars. Our colored population have been
tbrowc into a high state of excitement in conse
quence or the appearance of a couple of Kentucky
slave hunters ia our midst, who have been lying
in wait for a few days, to pounce upon certain al-
. Jeed human "property," said to bo in this city,
lit is understood that application was made by the
idiiapie.T to the V. 8. Commissioner fur warrants,
! shut ttrey kad not been obtained. It U further
rcaertad that one of the Commissioners actually
biatrt tbe warrants ti tlie man-stealers, but we
caw tiardly.rodit'the statement. A sharp watch
was kept by Ue einorel people upon the tneve-m-ats
rf the I'.ti. Marshal, and tbo kidnappers,
it is believed tliat flume chips of chivalry suw still
Urowling about our streets and alleys, ann4 with
stwubren and handcuffs. Tlie best advise tltey
vu34l"Jlow would te to quvrrty return boron.
;Tltey tB Obenunter great difficulty ia conviaciag
tur cltuens tLU they uosess a bettor elaisa to any
person ia our uaM than the iodividuals to do
tuejii selves, Koinaa or woman, uacbarged with
criate, lias ever Wa drared from this city into
Jttndage, and it is irigbly probsblo aevtr will.
The CoastiUitioa f narautees io every man life,
jlibefty, and the pursuit of ktpusMi, aad that be
-aliaU bsd- nriredof neither, exoex fur crime. Toe
teuplt.ef Cleveland stand by cliea iualiena
b eecle righU. Kidjuppera beware Steal
..your Suctiata trsia places wUtos drfaW-ft more
KSwtod. Vt metca lleserw is cuttoecratotl to
r r prtdom. JUnder,
f. The ABvry agtUtiwai is becuaiug more
-eMrniead xraod naUred thaa ai any rormer eri-
'4 Tne puWlie mind is trcaug prepftred te twtmi
U esva4,l'!gt aud good aioitfa, .lUogk tiw-y
kjrU psaeaed - frous aa tUiaial or fanatic
THE BALTIMORE CONFERENCE.
I pi iwiinvuip I .a Ann.iK.n ti.... n a.1 t ! I.
' ' i .v.-,i...i, i,,,,, mu r,, , mm M
" P'ltvcry, uiiyllini); to tho contrary, notwith-
finding. It iirovcs conclusively, that the sin of
.'" "'K nl"' Il"(r, And breeding; of human beings ;
''ir nierchandie is tolcruted by the Church that '
'!,', 1 WrA cialins this privilege as a right, which
" ' m not suirencler. Jhe unanimity of scnti-
Jninnlli..:..liL. , .!... I -I..!-. .. . J-'
, muuw u cniisimu request oi
"10 frt'y Conference is really wonderful. There j
"'' ituhw, iiiii ocen niiouier imporiaiii
'l"Mlion ""bmiticd to that largo array ol piety I
ann wisiiom, tliat would liave commanded such n
y """ B" "- 'rl"' " "ciin-riin. o iu mo in i-1
"""""""'r' )" oun-r. uu ,
""'oyou, do ye even so to them j" and then, In
t"0 IIU'O 01 llltiSO OrulIlftttOtl TOWS. U0Cllir6 10 tnO I
' " 'J ' rouoinuuno vi :
,,od,nl, nil 'f our slaves, even if they are
monibers of our church, nnd have with us kneeled
around the Communion Table. This Toto should I
i"' uj uiminnui iutuku uciiviiil-uoii on i
'',e Poor' '"" OU(l ruined, slaveholders in the M.
,"" '"-rj in wrm nm
? """taken, and support that testimony by
dceds "")y unequivocal. If Baltimoro Confer
The ence w"n I"S'to slave laws, nnd Nebraska bills
P"un"8 down on her, is disposed to hold to tins
nlwnya rotten plank. it is to be hoped that mnny
. : ... w
rence against slavery, and tho world perceiving
, ' .'.;.."' - . , . , .
h.?l" 5 ,l,'r-0.rldJ hu".V;OComo, d?rk'
v uiv niui ' in v-o n s v y r iiiii, no iis-iii. ill L i
..iiiCTBiituuiiww Kii-mu ma. uurfciivss. inn. x w.
Mh. Emio: In thn V
C. Advocate of March
IV, 1 find the following extracts from the proceed
ings of the Dnltimore Conference of tin- Muthodist
L-............I fi .i. ...... ....
..p. -nurcu. "rtl me ailllllul l.Olilcroioe OI
"e .n. r.. Church at llultiinoiv, on Ilia loth inst
p Ames presented a memorial, ftum tho Trur
v onicrcnce, to recommend to the Ucucrnl Confer-
fee to insert a prohibitory rulo In the Discipline,
except in view of cmum-ipatioti," and the vuluu-
t.vry niiil mercenary holding them in bondage.
Alio liilltllliiil-e Lolifpmnra t-i-fue.l ti .titt. ;.. liA
recommendation of the Troy Conference by
unnniinous vote, of all the members present, mini-
boring "l ."
tlfoiion of tfi Ttulttnutrc Conference, et-
dy-'i'ivo and undivided tote. Two huudred ami
ninety-one ner. gentlemen, ordained to proacli the
tioP'1 of Ju Chrict, "to call sinnera to repent-
nnce' !' n"'"8 heavy burdens to lot tho o-
wo1:1'' ,l,at ' hold on to alavery that we
chronicled, should be placed among tho remark-
,b' '"v0"l iu the xenith of the nineteenth century,
"" "n'' r"IM'B "el'i 'u the Methodist Alma-
"nc" Bro. Kddy said, "Uod help the poor nig-
. p'raws snow us which way tno wind Mows,
t hOH W A I. a .. a . I a. . k B I ...II ....
vnuiviivo mm. n inn o reiuumiea sia cry,
nd cut rrom Its aius, with ten thousand out-
",t""'l ho cannot fratemixe with slave-holding
churches, have now an indisputoble riiiht to ar-
'Rn ,ho K- Church as pro-slavery. What
b"ul8 f f"uK,,',in " "hat conquest
T ,j V , , "wa""iusoi isruei were 111 me
field, tho battle raeed. and bis suns were chnrired.
threatening destruction to the aliens when, lo!
it was found to be mcrelv lieatinr the air. as llioueh
it were more sinful for Bishop Andrews, of South
Carolina, to deal in negroes, than ltev. J. A
ins, oi iviaryiana.
If tho M. E. Church wishes to be viewed ns an
anti-slnvery orgnnixation, it is time that she doliv
."" . """'" iwcnuems,
perhaps, of the M. K. Chur. li. out of tho lialtiniorc
Conference, concur with tho Troy Conference It
is high time that all tho Conferences took action
on this subject. Perhaps even now the neglect ol
tho churches and especially our branch of it, has
totally misled the action. " Wo lmvo refused to re-
m. miunvr iiiuivuvioiin, jiuniiiia cv
tdcjico, in supi.ort of " tho sum of all villanios,"tory,
iix: i . . m .,
THE BALTIMORE CONFERENCE. A HASTY GLANCE AT THE GREAT ISSUE.
Sometimes we fee) liko reluming thanks to the
disposer of human actions, for permitting tho in
the traduction of the Nebraska bill into the American
Congress. Nothing of less monstrous character
bould have opened the heavy eyes and dull ears of
(the north, to the oljcuts and ends of tho slavo
1 he public mind is now in a condition to
couspiraiors, ana to prepare in earnest lor re
the ittince. The great battle to be fought is, the
rt-eiularrmeut oj the fret Htaie. The slavery prop
of agandists have iutroduced thrco moves on the
(iuijiiu iiiuiu is uow in a conamon to
reigh the evidences of tho designs of
ors, nnd to prepnre in earnest lor re-
receive nnd wci(i
politienl chess-hoard, this session, via: 1st. The
repeal of the Missouri Compromise and the exten
sion of tho slavery curso over the national domain.
2d. The liudsden treaty, to rob the national treas
ury of ten millions, for the benefit of the south ;
m... . kv.i. Luikivii n iiuiuiiiifliriiiKfii uriniM.L ill
ni,i .. mai. K i. i. ' ..;..:... .: : . . ' -
suspend an international compact, that pirates and
marauders may use our ports nnd coasts for expe
ditious ngninst n ucighboring nation.
The next movement on the chess-board will be
the following outrages and nggrcssioiis on freedom.
After Cuba has been seited by the fillibusters
and annexed to the South, all laws of emancipation
in that island will be repealed nnd the free blacks
w ill be enslaved.
The Africun slave trade will be legnlixcd or re
established. Tho shivo pens will bo re-established In Wash
ington, with all the other accompaniments of the
Laws are to be passed by Congress declaring un
constitutional nil State laws excluding from their
limits slaves held by residents of other States.
Special laws will bo passed enabling southern
slavo owners to hold nnd to hire out, for any length
of time, their slaves, in nil tho free States.
All tho Post Masters, Cui-tom House officers,
und Marshals, will be sneoiullv authorized lo exe
cute the fugitiie act, without tho intervention of
the judicial power.
i :ii i . it n
. ""1 oo passed ny congress prohibiting the
discussion of slavery ; to be followed nt no long
interval, ny mo entire suppression and abolition of
the freedom of tho press.
Asa pnrt of tho general policy of slave extension,
Mexico will bo annexed partly by conquest, nnd
partly by purchaso.
The foundation of this system of aggression on
freedom was laid, when Texas was annexed. The
fugitive law of 1800. streimthened nud emboldened
it. The pro-slavery finality plutforins of the Whig
and Democrat natiounl conventions of 1802, and
subsequent "acquiescence" of the North, gave tho
conspirators the nssurniico nnd courage which now
nnimate them to lay siege to the very citadel of
freedom, nud carry it by storm.
The issue must be metj freedom or slavery
must succumb. They nro antagonisms that run
never be reconciled ; one or tho other must per
ish. Some may think us idle alarmists, but we sol
emnly assure them we are sincere, and spenk tlint
which wo know.
Tho slave power has its head quarters nt M'nsh
ington ; there iu schemes nro haU-lied, its plans
mutured, nnd the means secured fur thoir execution.
Tho propagandists have resolved to accomplish
every act noted in the programme wbichwo bate
exposed. The system is settled and iu fruits are
upon us. Eight years sufficed to annex Texas,
with authority to carve it into Ave slave States : to
make war on Mexico nnd rob her of a vast terri
tory to convert into snore slave States ; to pass the
fugitive law, converting the whole North into slave
hunting ground ; to force the North through its
natiounl and party conventions iuto acquiescence
with ita acta and commends. And this session has
dovcloried three mure scenes of the third acton the
downward road to despotism. We have lilted the
certain on the fourth act, nud given the reader n
giiuiiaa at me pioi nnn caiastmpne in tne tilih,
aaaiasioi u.e tragedy tlie night ot Uie Uoddesi
or Liberty rrom our ahorea, or the Dei
Demon of Ifes-
potisaa ia our land. Leader.
Nox-ImavxxTiojf IxDEtik On the 1st Inst,
Mr. Chase pnesooted a petition of citixena of Mor
row county, Ohio, Tor the reieal of the wlwlo Mis
"!f? """P""'. f' the repeal of all laws enac
ted by Coorrws renm-oca to the subject of tda
rery in the district of Columbia, and ia tlss Terri
terier, aad for the repeal of the fugitive Jave act.
IX i liootli are really ia favor of non-uiterveu-Uoa
m Cue eutiject of hlavery, why w ill limy uot,
to a man, p. fr planting the prayer or tl.OMC peti
tioners f The potitiMS waa (aid on (he table on
motion of Mr-i'huac.
A PLEA FOR HUMANITY.
j nn i reucner proceeoea nnuer it, to consular the
ebrak.t question, and to do it with great plain
orth ncss of speech and strenRth of nruiiinciit. The
nature of the compact of "21, the peril of violnling
it, the iniipiitv of the iNniglae bill, the curses of
Slavery, and the fearful consequences of extendinir
periincnt in ino sniioct, were then Iroely
pressed. Indeed, the whole question, as a
in justice, is Doiniy stated, and wet! present
tho sermon breathes with a spirit which ia r
brave, and rel in l.niila ,in.i ;n,i, -
wrong iriumpns, ana then apologi
gmiiiy pray ior its removal whei
Providence of Clod, it shall deem
W 0 BUnlOlll HftVArnl mtmotm
iioiuig uicrcuy io inauce tticu, and others to ob-
tain and read all of it.
A territory forty times as large ns Ohio, is pos
idiiiision sessed bv the I'nited Kii. xnr:. r... k.
uoiius io mo Slave power. This po
wont, will carry men, women and
that country as mcichandixe. Slave
uocir, hub uiiics leprosy, le Confined tO
fected districts, as fixed by contract, nnd
,1? r mcua 8 .w,,n it by pmjcr,
mo".to ? "hin " Pguc limits and minister re-
iiii nrnriiiitnr ihs mi..
iipi to inn flnnr inn ma.. m m.
iu suiny mee iiinas. All over the acquired tcrri-
the cullems of Southern civilisation, the
Such Is the title of a Sermon preached bv th
l(ev. J. B. IliTTiMir.il, beforo the Kuclid Street
Presbyterian Church, of Cleveland, and published
at ita requost.
It is prefaced by a fable suited to the times,
A ii ab. Art Mow lie that troublcth Israel?
Kiij.ui. have not troubled Israel; but Mom
and thy father's houso, In that yc have forsaken the
commandments of tlie lrd, and thou liaat followed
Moral. It is not those who warn against or ex
pose n nation's evil doings, that trouble her ouiot:
but those who do tho evil, and those who keep still,
when it u done.
The text of the Sermon Is, "remove not the
Ancient Landmark which thy Fathers have set."
1'l. I.-. 1 , . . ...
and perpetuating it those.and other considerations
it presents its !-ntanio front. "Shall the minister
nt linu,"aks the preacher, "appointed to watch
for the character and rights of Hod, shut his eves
and ears, and harden or stupefy his heart, until
xe for it, or slug-
n in the eternal
that our roadora may iudge of the Treacher's spirit!
Icrentiuti," and most of it by ancient compact between
the free and slave States. But it is now proposed
by the Ooven
ingress of froi
overnment, to throw this land open to the
wer, as is its
marts will be
doulily activo in tieorcin. Iu siaua and Vireinia.
...... 1 . 1 I 1 ... . 1
auction uiock and the whipping posts, will be set
up, at which human flesh is to be sold and
whipped, and female virtue bartered and destroyed
On the hanks of tbnsn (v.. rir. .i.
will weep for their slave offspring in South Carolina
and Kentucky ; and beneath the lash of the over-
seer, tne who will sigh for her husband in Florida
nn. tne hushaiid will pray for his wife in Texas ;
nnd iT, under such provocations, the poor bond
man s spirit rises with indignation against his op
pressor, he shfill . .I.... .1... - l '
. . . n
urious mob, be nailed up nnd burned alive. Should
he take refuge in flight, bloodhounds, with their
congenial masters, will hunt him down like s beast
or prey, nnd tear piecemeal his life out of him.
Or if, porclianee, If he heth heard of the free
North, sinco 1M0. free no longer," nnd liko a hero,
flees for its uncertain liorder the Fugitive Slave
Law, then extended along a line of 3,000 miles
shall hover over the fugitive like n cormorant nnd
seixe its timid prey, shall bear it back to hopeless
bondage. Such is tho nrm-iienl v.. ..l
i.-ii .,.i. . I " "".".
such a svsteni bavn an m.,..l n. 1...1.I
cliance than a htimnne one? We say lc! no more
...... , , p. no more
upas trees be planted on freo soil, to blight with
disease or blast w ith death, etcry economic inter-
. . ..... . .
cm, every political re ution. ever Hn,..; i,..:(
ernrv il.iiiiA.i!. v .T
' .v,;,.u r.gvptian tie-
In conclusion, then, what shall we do?
pious j but it is very laxv nietv nav. an imninn.
piety. Why not lenve nil crime nnd violence to
this pains-taking Providence ? If it can take care
oi ii cry, it can tnice care of murder. If of mur-
der, then of robbory, and of drunkenness, nnd
rlf.nnrii.BH .ml all 11-L-. . .. .
cleanness, nnd all sin. What nn easy religion ours
would be. We should
. , ,
iKi. ? c.,!,m''lc"' nor "Cologv-lenst of nil!
T v."y-or ""rely the I'urk leaves all I
! ..... ...... .v.. vm l
limtm m aitl.m......lu ... .1.- r. t ..
....... , piornni i roviuonco as
the most easy-minded doctor of divinity could wish.
Away with such Christianity; It is worth no more
in religion than in furming nnd in farming, with
out plowing, harrowing and sowing, it is worth
nothing. Abl lut mi m.n ,.. .
- j ........ ........ jVM uiuoi iMiy
jor the Have. 1 as such the course recommended
by James when n brother or sister is hungry or
nnkod ? Wuy that the v Innv have fond mil f..il..
. . . .
"ft Dloy,no' the pangs of hunger
ann tno pinchings cf cold, and will that warm nndi
Bimij ( i ray against slavery, but open tho terri
tories, nnd will that keep it out ? No, christians,
you hnvo no right to leave anything lo Providence,
which you enn do. You have no right or command
to pray for anything which you can do. Prayer
against evil begins w horo work ngainst it ceases,
and not before. Leader.
THE NEBRASKA BILL IN TEXAS.
The slavery rironniandists
that tho mnitlyHiid honnruljle COUl-NA nf (inn lfiiii.
ton tn separating from the other Southern Sena
tors nuu opposing me Nebraska bill, would coll
down upon his bead tho indignant denunciation nfi
his constituents. So fur from that, however, tho
ardice al. ne is said to have driven him to support
ft l.ill .1 1 1 1 . . I. ma ...nn .. f 1. 1 I II '
a bill which no man of honor can look upon
other than n gross breach of faith with the free!
.k.h.. vn i-uursc, ino press oi i exas cannot as
Oen. Houston did uot rest thoir opposition upon
the ground of not extending slavery; but only up.
on the ground of fidelity to a compact, ns well
with the North .-.s with the Indians, who nre to bo
rubbed by that bill :
The Texai Advertiser insists that it is inexpedi
ent to pass any such billj that the bill is ure-emi-
nentiy unjust; and says:
"Nover was there a better opportunity to
out the parcticeof appealing to sectional nreii
Fin nnrani.nl nni. .! .1 .i . ... . . .
.... - mini mat anurdod by
this Nebraska Bill. It is a needless measure to all
intents and purposes, nnd mischievous both iu
conceptual nud in ita ultimate effect.
e repeat, it is to the inordinate logings of nn
unprincipled deuingoguo that the couutry is in
debted for the unucoessury kindling of this per
melons blase. Vt wish most cordially that the
introduction of the slavery question into t'onrcss
was punishable by the expulsion of every member
who migh vetnture upon it."
Tho CViu Chriiti Kuerei Valley says i
"The bill provides for a chase after the hounds, I
uot the fox u battle that may destroy what is
most sacred to a true Auieri.-anni.. i
: . . '.il'iiiii com
pact for every such agitation is one step towards
a dissolution or the l iiion, which heretofore has
been threatened as a conscuunn.-a ..f .i;.i...l:
the same question, without the slightest hope of
gam, should we be ever so successful. The whole
....UK incre emmera. a puantom.a presidential
seated.0 "L0UlJ " DJ ori8"'ator he
CoMnntsstoNAi. Aojtaviios. The sueccss of Mr.
Douglas ar.d his co-workers, in their effort to ui
leuce discussion upou the question of Slavery, may
be tuforred from the statistic, of the following
paragraph, which we copy from the Congresiiial
Glult of Saturday:
Si xixiiu. We have sent to members of Con-
and hfty-four thousand copies of spoeche. nearly
all of which were on the "Nebraska bill," iu th
iloute of Keprvsrotativn. uhi.li I... i
oouoideratiou in it. Wa trcuible in aoti. in.L.- .j
the debate which it Is iirouoaod lit lipilia - Ia
legitimately, rwxt Monday." ' r
Our politioUms have told as, again and a;.
that tlie Auti-rilatery Agitation hail been kilU-t
slone-duad; nnd yet Congress is nothine but a V
Utiitg club, with .Slavery in some (orw routiauallv
.r ... ci...i i
Bulem, Ohio, Nnjr so,
DIED At Salem, May 15th, CoftNitu, DaugMrr
o Maiifs R. axd Ehilt Robirsom, aged fifteen
and a half years.
Dear friends, readers of the Bugle, we have
neglected yon these three weeks past, as we must
also this week. In the sad announcement oboro,
you hare our reason. During these thrco weeks,
by day and by night, we have watched tbo struggle
of life and death for the possession of our cherished
first-born. But it is over now.
And Death, as at
soma hour r lnn b. .ill A 1 ma
some hour ere long ho will do with you nnd ne,
has borne off ns bis trophy, our loving and loved
Arrayed in the habiliments of the crave, her
mortal lies i.eiore ns as wo write. Hor lifo was
short. But It was crowded with faithful, loving,
nnd conscientious fulfilment of tho every day
duties or her childhood and youth, and with this
best of preparations for the future, hor spirit is nt
rest. And to-day can she better than alt tho livint?.
answer that question which she propounded yostor-
uy. as sno exclaimed, " That belter land I O
mother, trhat thall I do in that Utter land I"
Ah, Diar Cons, whatever else thou dost, thou'lt
love and thou'lt "do" tot others, for 'lis thjtf, so
io uo. Ana so loving and doing wo know thou
art blest. And therefore, though onr tears fall
liko rain, and our home, and all hearts at our
home, are desolate, we do not repine we would
not recall thee.
Her benorolence, which was Urge, was always
setivo for the slave, and her strong sense of justice
often most strongly aroused hor indignation against
his oppressor. And even she, poor child, may
truly be said to have died another victim of the
accursed system. None but the Omniscient, can
tell how many innocents, beside the actual bond
slaves, die its victims. The circumstances which
attended her birth, induced directly by slavery,
gave her an impaired constitution, whilo toothercir
curastnnces with tho tike connection, we can direct
ly trace her denth. We therefore number oursolf
and our broken family among those whom slavery
has bereaved, and while one strong cord that
bound ns to life, is broken, a new bond is formed
that binds lis to the slave. In labors for his re
demption, we will try to assungo our great sorrow.
And as we strike such blows as wo may against
oppression, our arm shall be norved by tho remem
brance of her departing sufferings, by the youne
sorrows of her lone-left sister, by the bitter grief
oi ner nean-elrickcn mother, and by all the sorrow
of our own bereavement. We will learn tho bet
ter thus, sympathixinalv to remember tha tr.nr
thorouchlv to identif nurulr :i. it .1
ands. who are dailv robbed nf .11 .i... ,
r ua UlleaVOB llie
joyous or even endurable, nnd thon murdered bv
..I... I I- R.I . - .
nuoiesBio. Jiie cioar sense or justice of our
guileless child, has often encouraged nnd directed
us in our past anti-slavery tabors, and her death
shall do the same.
But we must stop. Our heart is too full to per
mit us to write.
NEBRASKA BILL IN THE HOUSE.
On Tuesday of last week the bnttlo on this great
question began in earnest in the House of Ropre.
scntntives, its friends urging it to an immediate
Bna t,,e opponents endoavoring to stave It off
- . ..
ana gain time, ine question was on Mr. Richard
son's motion to close the debate on Friday. The
son s motion to cioi
1IouM, contilllled :
in session from Thursday fore
noon till half pnst eleven o'clock on Friday nlcht.
when tho Nebrnskuites enved in, nnd the House
adjourned till Monday. On Monday the same
bnttle was renewed, nnd in the snme form. It wns
a wnr of parliamentary tactics, wnged by tho mi.
ncrity. It cousistcd of innumerable motions to
adjourn, with calls of the roll and questions of
order, interspersed with some occasional refreshing
specimens of Southern bullying. The minority
nro struggling for free discussion. Tho majority
are detcrmiued to gag them, as slavcocrats nlwnys
do. Indeed, almost every contest that has been
had with slavory has been ono for free utterance.
Wo publish a part of the discussion at tho close
of the long session, ns a specimen of tho whole.
6M '"or 'aiM imprisonment of John Froemau,
whom he claimed ns a fugitive slavo, was decided
iine iatr r"ty-EllingtoD
"" ' muoh of "is justification ns alleged
ll.nl VmaIII.II wnu 1.1a ).. a t . I
empannelled, and I
From the last Indianapolis Free Democrat wo
learn that tho trial of Pleasant Ellington for dam
mo diiiio. a jury woe men
the court proceeded to the re
ception of testimony. When the examination nf
the first witness wns concluded, It was announced
thnt the case was settled, and nn agreement o1
counsel read that verdict should be rendered for
plaintiff for two thousand dollar damage nnd costs
Wo hope John Freeman may be able to handle
the $2,000. It will be a trifling losson to tho pious
kidnapper, though by no means whnt ho should
hnvo hnd. llo ought to hnve been comnelled tn
suffer the full rigors of the law the law for kid.
Of the testimony offered, the Free Democrat
"Upon tho meeting of the Court on Tuesday,
Mr. Kctcbnin presmted the cause to the jury for
the plaintiff, nnd Judge McDonald for the defend
ant. The remainder of the forenoon was taken
up in tho examination of J. II. Stapp, who acted
ns Marshal to arrest Freeman. He stated thnt
Ellington enmo here on tho dny of the arrest, and
stopped nt the house of a Mr. Oithens, thnt there
he first snw him, whence they went to Commissioner
Sullivan's office, when Ellington made his affidavit.
Thnt he (Stapp) thon went to Freeman's house and
induced him to go to the Commissioner's Office, at
which place he seised him upon the warrant.
" He testified that Ellington described his slave
Snm" fully thnt be wns tine "negro," thnt he
had a jaw tooth out extracted by a Dr. Cass
that he had a scar on his leg, that he had a very
short little toe and sloping foot. He gave an ac
count of the Uking of tho prisoner to the Court
House for trial, led botween two officers, and of
Mliiiguurs attempt to examine bis jnw nnd teeth
while thore, but he wns repulsed by Mr. Ketohniri,
who reiuiudod him that Freeman 'was not a horse.' "
A meuicam Akti-Slavxbv Society. From the New
York pnpers we learn that the meeting wa well
attended, and one of great interest. But we omit
any detail of its proceedings till we can give a full
and accurate report, as we hoiie to do next week.
Tho Standard snys i
The Anniversary of the American Anti-Slavery
Society on Wednesday was largely attended and in
every respect successful. Theodore Parker and
l.ucy Stone were both absent, being detained at
home by circumstances beyond their control. The
Speakers un the occasion were Rev. W. H. Furuess,
Robert Purvis, Wendell Phillips, Abby K, Foster,
and W. L. Garrison.
"o luruier oonicnaeu that the Hill should be Ue-
fcl.todi becllu,e it WM ,nother , h- w
direction token at the formation of Uie Constitu
one. tion. The slave States, ha said, never should
From the following article from the last Indiana
Free Democrat, we learn that Mr. Burloigh is
spending more time in Indiana than he at first
contemplated. But wherever bestowed, his labors
will not be in rain. Everywhere there is urgent
demand lor such as bis.
Charles C. Bcatiicn. This gentleman lectured
in the Court House on last Thursday and Friday
nights. Absence from the city prevented us from
hearing him, except on Thursday nlirht. His suit-
ject then was the Nebraska Bill, on which ho spoke
well and forcibly. Tho Daily Journal says of his
" He urged the common nnd the strongest objec-
- - ... . i u . iv JU ICJ U 1 Ul 11 1 U IU I -
rltoy naa P0,a lur ttaa "nted n fair compact.
nave ucen aumuteu until tncy bad Commenced n
system of emancipation, and that probably none
but South Carolina nnd Ooorgin would have re
mained out even under this condition of reception.
He believed thnt they would have stood out but n
little while, as the neighborhood of a free republic
would have made slnvo proporty insecure and
valueless, and they would hava to choose botween
union without Slavery nnd isolation without it.
The bill, he said, only yielded still further what
had already been yiolded too far.
"His language was well chosen and forcible, his
illustrations apt, and his acquaintance with tho
subject of slavery thorough."
Wa do not think his strongest objection to the
bill was that "it deprived us of territory we had
pmd for, and violated a fair compnet,'' but his
strongest objection wns the wrongfulness of slnve
ry. In all else the Journal has said nljove we
Mr. B. went to Hamilton f ft lint IVs-iim lliSa !
t . ... . ..... . .
Thence ho will go to Thorntown, Lafayette and
riorn Joi rnal. The May No. of this cheap
and valuable periodical eommences new Volume.
Two volumes in ono year for one dollar. Alfred
E. Bench, 80 Nassau St., New York, is publisher.
GkaMD PlAIRII HaRMONIAL iNSTITtT. We
have received the constitution of this association.
An educational, manual labor college, located in
warren Co. la. The institution has a farm of
350 acres. A hether tt has vet comenced its one.
rations, we do not loam from tho pamphlet in our
hands. Letters of inquiry may be nddressed to
Edgnr Ryan, llnincsville, Warren Co., Ia., or to
John O. Wattles, West Point, Tippecanoe Co., In.
We are under obligation to the Sccretary or
Statr, for n copy of the Report of tho condition
of common schools.
Quarterly HvDnorATiuc Rivitw. Fowler and
Wells have issued another No. this work. It will
be found of value to all who consult it.
TheN ow Orleans Cresoont pays Douglas fur his
treachery in such coin as toadies and servilcs have
ever a right to expect from their masters. Servil
ity is always duly appreciated by those it serves,
and may rest assured of its full share of kicks and
cuffs from that quarter, whatever else it may re
ceive in payment i
The TRAGtbr or Dototis. Dear render I we
had but time to tell thee day before Yium-rd.
that he of the Bleeding Hoart, the Black Douglas,
vmig i.viiui, miuse minor in irugai swmn) led
his flock on the Grampian hills of Vermont, but
who hnth himself married a Southern dame for
her negroes, and so become a "Northern man with
aoutnern principles," is down, much liko "n thou
sand oi Dricns," upon the parsons, for daring to
express their opinion, ns Ministers of the Gospel,
ngninst the Nebrnskn bill. On thnt subject, he
seems determined to give them no "benefit of
cicrgy. ue hnth sat down, as fierce for a duello
as oir Lucius u 1 rigger when he was penning
challenge for Bob Acres, nnd hath r.i H,.,?
defiance, of rather the most " learned length nnd
thundering sound," that has ever been indited
since the days when Napoleon the great marched
witn a printing press to the conquest of llussia,
o nging pacino proclnmntions beforo him nnd
oiooay bulletins behind :
it tne man is small, his spirit is large. Little
aogs are always tlie most quarrelsome. Certainly
since tho dnvs of stark old Uell.i II IW A nnrl mi.il.
wart James, of Scottish story, the stature of the
Douglases hnth shrunk considerably j but if their
persons ure short, thoir lettors nre long tin late
niissivo being of just eight newspaper columns.
Thus tho raco is still formidable; in peace, if not
in war? with pen, if not sword; to parsons, if not
As apostles of old sent hnmiletirt antuilAn . ii,
churches, or ns bishops address pastoral letters
iu mvir uioceses, or as parsons rebuke the sins
of their congregations, so doth the diminutive
of giunts admonish tho Chicago clergy. Ho
scolds them ns if they were his purishioners, not
no uuo oi uieirs. no lets tucm know that spin
texts ns tncy nre, be can draw out a longer nnd
slncker-twisted yarn than any of them, nud thnt
if they boat thoir drums ecclesinstio against him,
he will pound them back again; nil wliioh is, no
doubt, highly commendable. We like to scO peo
ple stick up for their rightn. The Young Want
stands the great representative of Stump statcs
monslnp: he should make the Stump respected,
therefore; should maintain its diarnitv. TheSiumn
is a great institution, tho chief of institutions
oimosi me only institution left us. From that
horse-block, this high-vaulting politician of Bun-
oouiuo expects to leap into the Presidontinl saddle.
it neeos must, therefore, be, with him the Stump
smonit Ilia m.lnil ...J II i . .r
Bille j""t" " uuucomue ngniust the
His grent effort, then, is to prove that, in ven
turing to take pnrt in a political question, and mix
with worldjy matters, the clergy of the North have
quitted their sacred calling, to mingle in Satan's
politics. He proceeds to show that, bv doing this,
nicy manliest a aesien to usurn tha it rai ... r
pui.nu uuaira, and to establish over us an ecolssi
astical tyranny. He, of course, uprears his vast
bulk, to save the country from a danger so dread
ful. Tis only a Tom Thumb that oan subvert the
Slants : 'tis only his valor that can do battle with
e black oonts.
Now, we hnvo already intimated thnt little peo
ple nre prone to be over-vnlinnt. The greatness
of their spirit overswells their discretion. A little
pot is soon hot and the less it has in it, tha soon
er it boils over.
Seriously now, Master Douglas never makes a
grand political move thnt is not a masterly mis
take. He never loads bis fun hut b ml., hi.
game and be kicked over. Does he think to make
us "a raw head and bloody bones" of tho parsons?
Bah I that t a humbug too gross for even the
greatest fool in this nation, unless his hap should
be to be an inhdel also. M ho dreads an assault
upon our liberties by the gentlemen in white, cra
Wa.L PProhnd thit they will come o
InH ' V'. Co"KrM nut of the Capitol.
U t ti n'v Mr" lier,:e1 undertake
auit. t!l. mrt l "..!"bIe ,0Pion of ' S"t.
quite as bellicose. We'll set lUt. J. Brocken
r.dg, and Parson Brownlow at them. These two
alone will whip the whole parson power of the
wik;ePnVda,1 " M.'" ?Un" "f lh
will keep up a small "fre in the rear."
To be serious oyer such politics exceeds all our
powers of solemnity; and we relapse at once into
gnyety, in spite of every effort to be grave. Onoe
more, however, we will try to be sober and say a
few words in earnest. J
The first shall be to the reader; nnd in this
Wlset Uo you sunnnaa. H.U..I..I -..: ii .i
. . -i i ii iiiviiui mat
Senntor Douglns's patnotia roars of the parson
power would ever hava inkaa l,a ;r ... i .
that same power had only enlisted on his side?
You do nor suppose so. Veil: 'Us remarkable;
but having the honor to know aud understand the
leant of giants thoroughly, that's just what wt
have been thinking, nil along.
Our second word shnll be in the giant's own ran
Itnrk'e, little friend I don't get into so many rowel
You've already set nil the strongest nnd keenest
men of your rnrty ngainst you, for ever. Yo
have lost nil the old, to catch but n few of the
young. Your Nebraska bill has killed yon In the
North, without curing yon in the South. Now, be
cnsyl Let the parsons alone. Whnt need of net
ting the religious world ngninst you, when you
hnvo sot nearly all the rest T But, above nil, don't
make tho foolish mistnko of laying upon other
the sure consequences of your own dishonest do
ings. Y'ou hnvu, for your own ends only, kindled
up, all over the land, a dangerous excitement.
S hen such exnitomcnts begin, they spread to all
classes, all callings, both sexes i then, and not till
then, do women and tho clergy turn politicians.
If tho public passions have been kindled un to
such a degree, whose Is the guilt? Whose bt
thnt of the wicked demagogue, who was willing
to haiard all consequences to the country, for
the poor presidential uoasibilitv of his rianllinv'a
THE LEAVEN WORKING.
The nabobs of Wheeling lately attempted to-
silence Mr. Wharton, editor of the Wheeling Times,
who had dared to say a few words against slavery.
that bans of Virginia and curse of the world. An
appeal was made to the people, who sustained the
Times, and condemned tlie slaveocrats. Since
that, the paper has spoken out louder nnd stronger.
gaining strength from the opposition it baa pro
voked, nnd from its own words of truth nnd sober
ness. Below ia nn extract from one of Its article
in reply to an assault from tho Richmond Enquirer.
Speaking of tho meeting in Wheeling called to de
nounce his paper, the editor says :
" The meeting was called to denounce our opin
ions nnd to present us in a false light before the
people of the South. It assembled, and was the
largest and most respectable meeting ever held in
this city for any purpose. Nine in ten of the peo
ple who were nt that meeting sustained us fully
nnd enthusiastically, whilo thoso who opposed us
were cither Catholics or liquor sellers there were
not a doxen iu the court house who carried pro-slavery
sentiments there. Tho second meeting is
cnllod n large nnd respcctnble one, whereas it wns
entirely of Germans, and mostly of liquor sellers,
ns shown by the fact that they ndoptcd anti-tern
pernnco resolutions, before they would take the
pro-slavery resolutions at nil.
" There is not more than one man in ten in the
State who own slaves, nnd there is no one who doe
not own sieves, nud but few w ho do own them, who
do not say in their honrts nnd tacitly admit in their
conversation that slavery is n curse to the State,
retarding hor progress, her intelligence, her popu
lation, her wealth and her happiness. These ar
facts known to every man, nnd hinted nbout nt the
corners ; but many nicu nr too timid to snesk them
" is thore sny one in this State who does not
know thnt Virginia Is the most desirable pnrt of
the couutry for the residence of ninu, nnd yet that
it docs not contain one-fourth the people on the
same space ns sny one of the free States ? Is there
noy ono who doubts that W. Virginia has increased
twice as fast as Knstern Virginia in population nnd
wealth, nnd yet thnt there is no otber reason for
that increnso except that slavery is fur less? Is
there nny ono w ho does not know thnt Norfolk hns
the best harbor in the world, nnd yet that it is a
village smaller than Wheeling, w hilo it should be,
nnd would but for slnvery, be "larger than New
York ? You may ask why this effect is produced
by slavery. The reason is plain. Tho slavehold
ers will not work. They give tbeir time, when
they have arrived nt mature years, to idleness,
pleasure hunting, political ambition, the entertain
uicnt of their friends, to desultory reading or dis
sipation. They regard labor as only tit for slnves,
nud look with contempt or compassion upon those
who have no slaves and must therefore labor,
t'ndcr these circumstances, the grcnt commorcint,
mnuufacturing, mechanical nnd agricultural clasa
are scarce. To use a common phrase they have no
middle class. In other words they hnve no class
who look seriously to the grcnt duties of life, and
diachargo thent faithfully.
" Tho slaveholder?, looking upon the labouring
clnss ns they do, tend to depress them, and force
them into the' position in w hich they consider them.
The conrequenso of this fact is tho necessary
widening of tlie breach between tho employer and
the employed, until slavery is rooted out 'by the
inroad of the great productive class from the
North, who seek a hame wherever there is nn ad
vantage to bo found and good to be done. These
nro reared in the observance of certain principles,
which moke them look with cnlm contempt on the
sneers the idlo enst on labor, nnd walk in the path
of duty with a tread as firm and fearless as the
eagle soars over tho ocean or tho crag. They nre
unduuntcd, nnd though humblo nnd meek, they
move forwnrd ns tho earth moves in its annual
revolutions. They are not seen or heard brawling
at corners ; but they are in their workshops the
mind is there it is still, but it is irresistible. H
goes on bringing forth ores from the bowels of
the earth and the fruits from its surface; under it
the forest blossoms as the roso, stenm is wielded
in its bund, railroads pierce the mountains and fill
up the valleys. School houses mid churches rise,,
and immortal mind and joys overtop eveu the pleas
ure of improving the physical.
" Yet it rarely speaks in nny other voice than
that of practical progress ; but when it does rpenk
it is tike the trumpet of battle. Itspoke in Wheel
ing whon the legislators of this State dared to de
nounce tompcruueo ns a " Northern fanaticism."
It spoke, and it voice will bo honrd ringing for
nges, ns is the prophet's of old. It is now speaking
in Louisville, to a bar nnd a jury that was so pusil
lanimous and criminal ns to ncquit a murderer of
his crime a crime the probnblo effect of the aris
tocracy of slovery nnd the pride of birth and po
sition to which it gives rise becnuso the murderer
was wealthy and had family connection. li.n..L.
in tones that will bo heard forever ringing in the
ears of tho murderer and his tireservora. It n...
even lend to a violation of the law on the pnrt of a
goaded, a cheated aud an outraged people ; but the
viulution will not be as deep a stab to our republi
can institutions, as was the not of the jury who
wenkly and basely acquitted Ward. That voice is
now heard in Missouri and Keutucky in denuncia
tion of the Nebraska bill, and it shakes the earth
like the trend of a hord of buffalo on the prairies.
More PrayersTor Plantations John Mitchal
is not thejinly one who (ends up his invocations
for plantations welt stocked with negroes. Tha
" patriot's" prayer is approved by the saint, who
devoutly cries amen, and invokes the extension of
the blessing to himself. The editor of the Shep
herd of the Valley, the Catholic naner of St. I-m.;.
comments on Mr. Mitchel' pro slavery ns follows!
ji is doubtless high ly consolatory to the patriotio
revolutionist, to be thus approved and comme nded
by tlie organ of ignorance and despotism. Affini
ties wilt develope themselves, in spite of pretence.
1 he shepherd says i
"Mr. Mitohol has bean attjinli.,1 i. t l.
vulnerable i we wish to God that all his opponents
had hi hardy honesty in littla tlm, M. iii.,hi
doe not condemn Negro Slavery. Mr. Mitchel is
right ; neither does the Church oondemn it ; for yon
aud I may hold a hundred negro slaves (for mv
part, I wish, with Mr. Mitcliol, 1 hud them) w'o.
may hold a hundred slaves and go to communion-to-morrow
without freeins- oue of them aud th
church admits to hor sacraments no one guilty cf
practices which she condemns. Why should .
Catholic journalist at the North cry out against Mr.
..in. nui wr un i ihhiuubo slavery is unpopular in
the North. It is not fair."
KkVWtf have sunt ki
dU!ii "r" Mluk "din MnJ tJth- " hundred
i "i.jjiuur inousana copies of Speeches, nearly
i oi wiiici. were on the " Atbmsla bill," in the
Houso of Representatives, which has not betm
under .consideration in t.Waihin,jton Globe,