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T II E A N T I - S L A V 1' 11 Y 1J U G L E .
for that evening in tho Hull, which they were
prompt to lolinquish for tlio purposes i( the inert -
ing. The conservatism of the city howevrr jiro
vailed to have tlio project of the meeting nl.m v.ildii
ed after it wns advertised. Tlio Hall wus refuci1,
n wero nlso oilier Halls in tlio city. Smith nnd
Niion published a curd in their justification in
which tiicy say thnt though willing to have a tuber
ordinary anti-slavery meeting in their II:ill,iti fur
niture is not suitable fur a innsi meeting in the
piescnt excited state of the city, and so tl.o project
war abandoned.
This card was followed by one from tlio Hutch-1
insons who now as on all former occasions ytoved
thomsolvcs truo t froodoni, expressing (heir re
gret that the mass meeting wns not held ami an-'
nouncing a concort for the fugitives on Monday
A nan iinnntn ..I ,l. V.. , S - Kt,r T.rt-r ...
developed by Commissioner Pcndery. Or.? now
.tluMttn n. vi. .,. .ilil. it.ivnmmnnt nf
1lV..t.innnn -sit ti, r. ,.r ii,....n. .!,
U.tif in favor of tl.o kidnnnner. under the law of.
1850, it is its practico to refuso compensation, all
witnesses who testify on behalf of the freedom of
the Alleged slave. Is it possible that in any tyran
ny on eirth.an oqual to this arrangoinont in mean
ness And Atrocity can be found. The rich kidnap
per can call his witnesses by hundreds if ho pleas
es and the Federal Government will foot the bill,
ythile his victim, without money or friends, can be
furnished with no facilities for proving his free
dom. And A Iaw which requires such practice, '.ho
Os.ietto would have obeyed. To obey it ortoac-
quiesce in it, when resistance is possible, is troa-
on against liberty and rebellion against the Odd
of justice.
The latest reports of tho trial we hvo received
were up to Tuesdcy evening
then decided.
Hutchinsons brothers lincl n concert
Tho enso was
On tlio30tli lilt Mr. Brown of Portngo county
tnl..D,l lr,tn tl.A finnntn (l.A r..!!....- . V I..
.....uuulvu ins "- viuiiniig i"t""'oio
nnd resolutions
'Whereas Wo have authentic information
certain quiet, peaceable person in the city of Cin-;
ciunatt, county of Hamilton and State of Ohio,
cuilty of no offence known to our laws, were, on i
Monday his', attacked by ono Ellis, and a hi rye
body of assistants, citizens of said county, under
tho lead of Arch bald K. Gaines, and a Major Mur
phy, of Kentucky :
And Wiibreas, ono of tho party thus assailed
finding Ellis nnd his assistants about to gain n
victory over a weak mother and her four infant
children, nnd, in order to savo those children from
A life every moment of which was to bo infinitely
worse than death, with n mother's devotion to her
offspring, took tho life of her youngest child, nnd
-sought with her own hands to tako this life, also of
her three remaining children :
llesohed. That the Judiciary committee be re
quested to report a bill to prevcrt tho recurrenco
of such scenes in our Stntc, nnd further to prevent
the wicked, depraved and abandoned from partici
p.tting in them.
The debute on the res olutii n occupied the
greater part of tho day, after which tho whole
was adopted. The resolution being nmeuded so as !
to "inquire whether any legislation is possible, to
prevent such scenes, not inconsistent with the pro
visions of the Constitution of tho United States,
and to report by bill or otherwise."
A very important enquiry and ono w hich we are
.glad to soo a Senatorial committee enter upon.
Mr Brazee the author of the amendment thought
the resolution contemplated something which the
Legislature could not do. Ho had nothing to say
iu defence of slavery, but ho considered the pro
visions of tho Constitution still binding, and they
made it obligatory upon us to surrender fugitives
from slavery.
Sir. Brown advocated his resolution and Judge
Mathews of Cincinnati opposed them with spirit.
Mr. Hcatun of Prebblo county denounced slave
catching in severo'torms and was not at all com
plimentary to tho Cincinnatians.
Mr. Kelly of Franklin did not belicvo the Con
stitution of the United States conferred nny power
upon Congress w hich enabled it to compel nny man
to aid in returning fugitive slaves to their owners.
And if the Supreme Court of tho United States
should decido that Congress possessed such power, j
lieshould still refuse to assist the tlnvo owner to re
capture his slaves. He should pay tho fnio and
submit to tho penalties which such refusal might
subject h'm to, and when these became too gricv
ous to be barne, much as ho loved his home and
his State, Jie should exilo himself from it-forever,
rather than havo anything to do with this business.
He said these poor fugitives from bondage, hud the
right to defend themselves against their pursuing
owners, nnd to take their lives if it became neces.
sary to do so to preserve their own freedom. In
killing their pursuers they would do no more than
he or any other Senator would do. If their case
was his own he would kill his pursuers with ns
little hesitation as he would kill a rattlo suako or
wild beast, and ho would never help to convict one
of these fugitives from slavery w ho in his efforts
to save himself from recapture should kill his
Mr. Kelly's remarks created quito A sensation,
as they were strorjger than wove expected from that
Souator. He indicated a desire to do nothing
wrhieh was not fully warranted by tho constitu
tion. i
The artielo under this head, is by Enoch Lewis
a venerable Friend of Philadelphia. It is said to
have been submitted to Senators Seward and Sum-
nnr who annrovn the nlmi. It eertninlv is trim ns
Mr. Lewie'avers that Northern Slaveholders should .
, , , , . .
participate with those of 'the South in any pocuni-
ary kss that may be incident to emancipation.
JJutthem is another class who bavestrongerclaims '
4han tho slaveholders for remuniation. By the
uuion of Northern and Southern slaveholders thoy (
have been defrauded of their wages. Aud on
very principle of equality their claim for rcmun-1
rationsliould havo ths preference ovor that
any amount that should be voted to their plundot
ers for the eessatiouof their valliany. Decidedly,
therofore.Mr. Lewis's proposition should be amend
ed by an addition securing the appropriation of a
handsomo sum in restitution in part of tlio sums
taken from them by fraud And volence.
Ma Arcuibold K. Gaines is one of the claimants
In the slav6 case in Cincinnati; whilo prosecuting
his claims bofore commissioner Pendery, four more
of his human chatties made their escapo accompa
nied by four other slave neighbors. But slaves
they are mo longr. They left on Friday night nnc'
nothing ha since been heard of them by their for
mer uiAsters. Mr. Gaines experience illustrates
the maxim that troubles never come single huudod.
Nine murdrs have been committed in Memphis
ieun., witinn a year, and mot one of the murderer
l boon brought to justice.
I'f m ii nv M.unu Roiiinsun. Wo learn ly ah
, Wood,
of a letter shown ti, fn tn Mrs. f. X.
i.itn young man, called M.UoR Eoiiinmin,
died recently at Liwri nee. Xo ono . there kn oivs
of the it'sidviiio of hiii fiiriids, Mrs. IV owl
found him in a neglected an.! sulTcring condition
and removed him to her- house whero with
some of her neighbors she kindly nursed him till
h'.s death. Just beforo ho expired ho informed
her that he wns from Columbiana Co., Ohio.
Should this meet the eye of any friends of the de
ceased, they enn obtain further
Application to Mrs. Woods, nt Lawrence, Kansas
Territory, who so kindly ministered to him in his
hist extremity. Mrs. W. Says, "Major Robinson
was a delegato to tho lato Stato Convention n
member elect of the coining Legislature and high
ly respected by all who knew him."
! PlERCR'S Mr.SSVir.
-What it msans. Thft direct
'nn illegitimate influence ol tho President s Mis-
' nge is to so t t ho Missourians upon Another inva-
sion of Kansas ns toon as tho ndvanemg season
hM t'mnit ,,f arliko opcritions. He has dono
nothing less than declare tho Free State citizens of,
K ii t an u. turn truutntt ntui pliilil rnti . nn t lnw ft. thf
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may chooso to ncrnetrntc. and resistance will only
be sure to bring upon them U. S. Troos p.tid liordor
Iluflians under tlio Presidents direct authority,
Tho President is determined thoroughly to co-opcr.
ate with Atchison in either slaying or expelling nil
friends of freedom from tho country. If the North
does anything for tlio rescuo it must bo done
Panorama or Xiauara. Tho panoramic paint
ings of (MI. Cotton, w ill be exhibited in tho Town
Hull nn Thursday and Friday evenings, Feb. "th
not'""1' They present illustrated views of Niagara
i Falls nnd of tho romantic- scenery surroundig it
!also of tbn overland routo to California. Tho pan-
, "r,lln;-1S c"",5"c'ie,J 1,1 t,lir cxclianges irom
j places wnore it lias hcen exhibited.
WiiiTririn .iinnrTrn to urs seit When the
T 1 r. . . . . . . IT . 1 . 1. .
nners oi i-ongress w ere sworn i no oiue.c oy me
" J
jncv.ly elected speaker, Whitfield took tho oath with!
the rest. Tl.o friends of Kecdcr thinking it best !
not to urge their objection at that timo. This
looks to us like a mistake, but thoJO on tho ground
have a better opportunity to judge of what is best.
A Kansas Pui.EOATioN.-Sevoral gentlemen from
Kansas, are now in the Xorth, soliciting aid against
tho threatened attacks of that territory. In addi
tion tj those, the Free Stato Executive Coninii'tee
have delegated Meters. Lnno.Euiory, Hunt.Goodiii,
Dickey, Holliday and Sampson, to vis.it the Free
Slates, from Iowa to Maine to present, the imper
iled condiiiou of tho Territory solicit speedy and
vigorous co-opcratic-n.
State Convention of Colored People. The
Colored men of Ohm, held a Convention on the
10th. 17th and ISth ultimo. We designed to have
published extracts from its proceedings, but the
stirring news from Kansas, nnd tho details of the
interesting sluve enso iu Cincinnati, has compelled
us to omit them.
Tue Ht'Tcntssoxs will givo one of their concerts
in Salem on Saturday the lGth inst.
fH.iod lj!ck t0. f10"' "he.r0 tho mob was asse.u
. bled. They hud resolved on hanging Messrs.
Minard nnj'iJrown last night, and our informant
js confident it was done, uulcss they were prevent-
beif1(, ,akolli anJ tholIgllt it beer to ,ell uig ii(o B8
'dearly as possible on the spot ; but his associates
urged him to surrender, claiming that they would
bo "'"j"' X'lis.he finu1!?' bu? vcr reluctantly
From the Kansas Herald of Freedom of Jan. 19,
we condon80 tho following account of new out
rages perpetrated by tho Myrmidons of Slavery
from Missouri. Tho jloth ult. was tho day set
apart for the election of Stato oflicers.
Tho Council of Leavenworth prohibited the
opening of tho polls in that city in consequence of!
which the election was advertised to 4buheld at the
house of T. A. Minard twelve miles north west
of tho city. The election was publicly held iu
spile of every effort of tho invaders previous to
and during tho day. They sought to get possess"
ion of the house to kidnap frco Stato citizens
obstructed tho rends nnd othcrwiso sought to nn-
noy nnd intimidate tlio voters, nnd after llio close
of the election they sought ineffectually to steal
tho ballot boxes :
Anticipating that tho difficulties wero over, our
friends disbanded and started for home about one
o'clock on Friday morning. St.'phen Sparks.forni
erly of Kush Co., Indiana, a candidate for the Leg
islature, while un his way homo with his son and
nephew, wero pur.sued, and finally surrounded by
a party of a dozen or inord brigands, who demand
ed their unconditional surrender. This they reso
lutely refused to do, and the threo backed up
against the fence, and held tho enemy at bay, who'
with cocked revolvers, threatened them constantly
with instant destruction.
Information having been conveyod to Eastin, Mr.
E. P. Brown, of Leavenworth a gentleman who
signalized himself for his courage in the late war at
Lawrence, and who remained with us to its close,
a member of Col. Blood's regiment of cavalry
came to tho aid of our three friends and rescued
them. Immediately after, firing commenced be
tween tho parties, tho pro-slavery party iu the
meantime having been augmented to about thirty;
and there were about fifteen with Mr. Brown. Tho
lire wns kept up for several minutes, each party
finally taking their position behind buildings in the
Mr. Spark's son received two balls, ono severely
cutting his s;alp, and the other in his arm. He
was stunned at first, and full to the earth, but im
mediately regained his feet and continued tho firing
Tho combatants finally parted, in consequence, the
Freo Stato men say, of no lougor seeing any per
son to shoot at.
Mr. Minard, also a candidate for the Legislature,
as was Mr. Brown, was taken by a patrolling
party near his own house.and was held as a prison
er at last advices. Mr. Brown was going towards
his homo at Leavenworth, and was tlso taken and
ed by superior numbers,
Mr. Brown was taken by the mob w hile on his
way liomo witn several others, no (injected to
icuusuuiuu iu uii, 111 loiiamuruiiuu 01 buviug me
lives of his companions who seemed so unwillihg
to defend themselves. Ho and seven others were
taken back to Easton.and guarded through Friday.
At night thoy took Mr. B. out after releasing the
otli3rs for tho purpose of hanging him, having
him, having thoir ropes an 1 implements ready for
the work. Some proponed a compromise that
they lynch him, and lot him go. This was agreed
to, when several persons sprung upon him with
hatchets and bowiu knives, aud commenced stub
bing, chapping, beating nnd kicking him until he
was felled to the earth, after receiving three mort
al wounds in his head w ith hatchets.und numerous
other injuries, any of which would probably have
caused his death. After laying upon tho cold
earth for a while, consciousness seemed to return,
when he roso and attempted to escape, but ho was
again takon, beaten, kicked and dragged to a wag
on, which he was thrown into liko a dead brute.and
iu this condition was carried ten miles to Dunn s
groggery, in Salt Creek valley, where tho demons
went through tho farce of attempting to dress his
iv..i,rwla l-'irwlinf llin. liA miml flit nml hninnn
juature beginning to get tho Ascendency, he Vf
carried to his own home, threc-fourtlis :f a mile
distant, ni.d imvom in r-hnr'TC of bis wile.
!Sht' interrogated him as to how ln h id received
the injuries, aid be responded filntiy, though aud
ibly, -'l bate been murdered by a gang of w uvK
in ( "I I bbnl, wiilmut any cauo I" Immediately
lifter be gasped, and poor Hrow 11, a man, ouc ol
Nature's noblemen, expired.
The II, raid ndds
It seems to be tho determination of the Ruffians
to slay one alter nnother of our prominent citizens.
ln.t.t . u,. .1 ..I.... i.t ii.liuii.liitn Kb iV.ilil A VfifPlxi lltr '
our rihtrt a Ireeinon. How Ions will CoiiffreMS
mit eitlior Vi'Ming un with tho power to doionu our
colvef.i'P pnnilin us relief? llsivo thc dotcrmin
ed tt vnit until n ti.il wnr lui Hts upmi the coun-
u v in mi us niry, nnu urn uim swuru ri.uiiiiii;rur ;
their work of devastation and death ? We cannot!
remain innelivo much longer I Tho President ro
fnses us uii! 1 Tho (iovernor has jointd with tho
mob from Missoui i, nnd wo aro without protec
tion 1
Had a cili.en been thus slain by A party of Kaw
Indians tho tribe would have been exterminated.
Millions o( dollars would hnvo been ready in a
trien and thousands of armed men, if need be, to
pn,,, .,, . , . r,. ,.,i,. ;i.
f Kriuo CII1, 70 t'lll8 murdered, and tho' i'les!-
dent ami his nllieials silently winks at tho cireuni
stance, nnd rails it otic ol "those unhappy collis-
i lonw, iimori 1
rderers, growing out of uoiiflietiiig'nrntiinnt
ju& vi u hiiv in iiiu i rcsiuum, in von
..i i, t . it
grcss, and tho country, that a
civil wnr is hastc-l
nine upon us with railroad
need, llio ISorclcr
liulliaiis nro iiga'm nrniing themselves, and have
resolved upon our extinction. Wenskfor tho in
terposition of the General government, nnd that
w ithout an hour's ih lay,
The In
arous feeling entertained by many of
tho people of Missouri towards the Free State set -
tiers in Kansas, is exemplified in the statement of;
a gentleman of unimpeachable veracity who came
Missouri w I. ile the excitement was nt its j
height, and says every effort was made to get vol-1
umeers to eome to Kansas to put down tho "Yon-,
kec Abolitionist. Jlo w as present at a public
meeting held in Lexington, and heard the rant
the speakers w ho were boiling over with fury. One :
man came torivard and was desirous ot enlisting,
ut woul(1 su un) on 0n,iui(ii. the party would
ejloi,:'ily plcdgo themselves, publicly, that tboy
would nut return until "every d d nlmlitionist
U!"' thicvi'i, V.mkeo in the Territory, including
women an t CiVMren. wero stain. no nan
. . . ,. , ,,r
svtnoiicli v nn tfinh n" in in Willi toe People ol
,),,, Ten ito-y no inc.. n regard for them than for
hyenas, ami ho w ould kii' thcui ns readily, with as
tile coninunctloii of eonsi ii.tico
Others were not willing to go ns far, but would
join in a pledge to slny every man in the Territory
and drive tho women and children out at tho point
of their muskets. A compromise was ngro'd upon,
a company was enlisted of drunken rowdies who
infer' 'he rivrr during the season of navigation,
and witli the approval of tho citizens they inarched
to Kansas wi.'b banners Hying, breathing the most
bitter imprecations against tho actual settlors, re
solved that nono shuuM bo left to tell tho talo of
their wrongs:.
Contributions were taken up there, nnd nil along
the river towns, to defray the expenses of the war.
In Independence a quantity of flour was collected
beyond the wants of tho marauders, find this was
retained for futuro use.
Unless Congress interferes iinmcdiatcly.and puts
a stop to the gathering storm, so true as a God of
infinite justice rules tho world, si truo a war such
ns never was dreamed of upon tho American cor,-!
tmont will upon us with all its hororrs. The
people of sixteen States, and embracing three
foul ths of tho free population aro never to remain
quiet lookers-on and sco their sons and brothers
slain in cold blood on tho plains of Kansas. The
blow once struck the shock will recoil upon Mis
souri, and the end, who can tell ?
Wc, in Kansas, feel perfectly cool and collected
upon the question. We have no gloomy apprehen
sions as to tho result. We may die, but tho prin
ciples we contend for never. Everyman slain in
defence of freedom will be liko tho fabled teeth
which sprung up armed soldiers. Our causo will
triumph, but tho Union planted by tho toil nnd
care of tho worthies of tho Revolution, and water
ed by their blood, will lie a heap of smouldering
ruins. Tho temple of Liberty will bo shut, and
the last feeble ray of national freedom will be ex
tinguished in blood.
Washington Citv, Fob. 2. Houso Plitralii
I'esululion Adopted .'Mr. Smith of Teniiasse'e
said ho had heretofore voted against the plurality
rule; ns yesterday's vote indicated some chance o'f
electing ns speaker a man of sound national views,
lie now offered a resolution to that effect. The
House refused to tablo the resolution by ten ma
jority, the resolution was afterwards adopted by
a vote ot lUagaiust Wi. (Applause.)
Mr. Orr unconditionally withdrew his name ns
the Demceratio caucus candidate, thero being now
a probability of a concentration of greater strength
on Ma colleague, Mr. Aiken.
The motion was tablo, 117 against 101. (Ap
plause.) Mr. Jones, of Tenn., in referring to tho resolu
tion that if thero was no election by a majority in
the next threo trials tho candidate receiving the
highest vote should by declared Speaker, remark
ed, that tho Republicans aro drilled and ready for
tho contest, and iu order to give an opportunity to
other gentlemen to como hero iindorstandingly, he
moved an adjournment until Monday.
The motion was disagreed to yeas 84,nays 113,
(Applause, aud impatient cries of "Cull tho
Mr. Walker moved to rescind tho plurality res
olution. Tho IIouso, by forty-five majority, decided the
motion out of order.
Mr. Payno move that tho House adjourn. (His
ses in the galleries.)
The motion was disagreed to, and great applause
from tho galleries followed.
Mr. Orr. said that if tho IIouso was to be an
noyed by applause from the galleries ho would
move to havo them cleared, excepting thoso occu
pied by ladies.
Mr. Payno mado an ineffectual motion to toscind
tho plurality resolution.
lialhtinys. Tho IIouso then proceeded to ballot
for Speaker, with the following result: Banks
102; Aiken 93; Fuller 11. Barclay and Hickman,
Democri. ts, voted for Mr. Wells, and Dunn, Harri
son, Moore and Scott.for Cumpbell of Ohio. Xeccs
sary to a choice 108.
The next vote, with tho exception that Mr. Ful
ler lost one, was tho same.
'1 he third voto was the samo as tho secoud, ex
cept that Mr. Aiken lost ono.
Mr. Aiken I nm not a candidate, if my friends
think proper to place mo in the chair. I will serve
them to tho best of my ability.
Mr. Humphrey Marshall I h.-.vo only to say
that Mr. Aiken has addressed mo no lotter what
ever. (Applause and cries of "call tho roll," while
the most intense excitement prevailed.)
Mr. A. K. Marshall, during the cnll of tho roll,
congratulated his American friends thnt they have
fought the good fight and conquered. There was
no IJomocratiu candidate in the field with the of
fensive caucus platform. It was in performing his
duty ns a patriot and not as a partisan that he hud
voted for Mr. Aiken.
Mr. Walker voted in the same way, esteeming
Mr. Aiken as a man with no stains of more parti
san ism.
Sjienker Fleeted! After further explanations,
he roll was culled, and amid unusual excitement
the result was announced by tho olerk as follows:
Bunks 1"3 Aiken 100, FulJer 6, Campbell of Ohio
and Wells one each.
Mr. Banks was then declared elected nmid deaf
ening shouts from tho Republicans nnd other quar
ters. The ladies in the galleries waved their hand
kerchiefs, and several minutes of disorder follow
ed. Mr. Aiken conducted Mr. Banks to the chair.
Mr. Banks, in taking tho chair, delivered a brief
address. I he outh was then administered to bim
by Mr. Giddings, and the House ndi'd.
Tho Republicans wero wild with exultation, givj
ing trequent cneers. ,nr. iaons is earnestly con
grnt ulntd or. his success
nn I l:.,i;;.. ..e ,i... . -i
"l ,r l'"crj, mm witn great eUort, erecting splen
thrnngli did Meeting Houses in which to serve and gloiify
Him; in the same proportion do wo find a wart of
in,cre?t ftnJ , t, f bleeding
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or,rtnP ""g Humanity. While they are very
earnest to do a great deal for God, they are doing
Until wiihin 1 1 , e 1 1 -r tli-..? weeks, nnd
since my
last letter ,-M v. r-t I nitv, I lone I
ecu cngaceili
in hoMin ii,ecling in Williams I
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(II 1
o., I luoj ana,
- "- " e ..o. .'lll ll:.-UI.
For the most pair, so far ns nuinbers are
cemed, I have had very eond nicotines. I
luivc had not only a respectful nnd candid
generally there has boon a very gratifying degree
ol attention manifested by those attending the
meetings, indicating the increased, nnd increas
ing interest, nliuost every where felt in tho consid
eration of tho great question of the day.
Slavcrv. ns an r.ril. is vrrv irenernllr erindptiinnd
. ..
"c peoplo.
- r & j - -
Even tho most hunkerish of the
hunkers, with now and then an exception, when
speaking of tlio "vexed question," have conio to
adopt the stereotyped expression, "I urn its n.urfi
opjmmil l SlaiYiy as any bhj, HCT," Ac.
let few there are, who regard slavery as a crime
tho crime- of crimes; and slaveholders ns among
tho most guilty of all criminals. While almost
all condemn the system of chattel slavery as wrong
to that, by which, it is mainly upheld, and most
effectually protected from our Attacks the Gov-
"iiu.l t I IIIU VWIIIII.I T IbllllUSi
ns universal fellowship nnd support is givon.
In proportion as we find individuals, themselves
free from tho bonds and fetters of the pro-slavery,
sectarian religious organizations, and political
parties, do wo find them strong in sympathy, nnd
ready to act, for the crushed and perishing victims
of American Pespotitni. In nronortion ns tho ceo-
plo of a comtnunitv nm f,n.,,l ,,, trnrO.in.
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nothing, or rather worse than nolhin' for bis un
fortunate children, buying and selling, or aiding
to buy and sell them on the auction block !
Surely, such a religion must bo a curse to any
country, and is hero a mighty bulwark in defence
nnd support of tho "sum of all villainies. "
At Pulaski, Williams county, Ohio, I had a very
good meeting, iu company with Samuel I). Moore,
and subsequently we hcl ( a scries of meetings at
William's Centre, in tho same county.
Our meetings at the Centre were held in tho M.
E. Church, though as wo wont to attend tho last
n;eeting, on Sunday afternoon we found the door
of entrance securely locked against us nnd the
congregation nssembied outside, notwiths.niiding
the house had bco.'i regularly engaged to us by a
'majority of tho trustees', and by consent of the
Minister, w ho promised to ntund odo or moro of
the meetings, but did not fulfil his promise. One
of the trustees, more in sympathy with tho nnti
slavcry movement than tho rest, a.i they had fairly
agreed to open the house' foi our meetings, went
and demanded the key, and after a delay of about
an hour wo wero enabled to proceed with our
meeting. Finding that we did not follow their cx
amplo of 'rebuking sin at a distance,' they were
thus disposed to prevent our having a hearing.
The moetings at this placo wero very well atten
ded, and a good work for iho cause, I trust, was
We wero very kindly nnd hospita?ily entertained
whilo here, iu the family of A. P. Bowman, awell
known friend of tho slave, and Editor of tho Truth
Seeker. Mr. B. has contributed valuable aid to
the A. S. cause, and is a clearsighted, and nn tin
compromising Abolitionist, aud friend of other re
forms. .Returning to Michigan, wo had a very good
meeting at Morcnci, a small village in Lenawee
county, located near the Ohio line. This meeting
was held in a church, which is mainly occupied by
Methodists, though built I believe by others, in
common with tho members of that sect. A good
ly number of very attentive listeners were in at
tendance. The rosidont Methodist Minister, Elder
Barker, took sumo exceptions to my statements in
regard to his church, and even denied (either be
cause of ignorance, or designing to misrepresent)
that their Discipline in anywise countenanced sla
very. I found little difficulty, having their Disci
pline at hand, in removing tho objections, if not
satisfactorily to the luiiiuter.ividmtly so to the au
dience. At tho close of th? meeting a gentleman
offered to purchase and present to said minister,
(who manifested a disposition anything but Christ
like) copies of tho 'Church as it iV.'and tho 'Ilroth
erhuod of Thieves' if ho would read them, which
ho indignantly refused to do preferring darkness
ratherjthan light 1
From Morcnci, we went to Fairfield. At this
point, friend Monro left nnd returned to his home,
having travelled with mo nearly threo weeks, and
during that time rendered valuable- aid iu tho pros
ecution of tho good work.
Whilo at Fairfield I held a series of meetings in
anew building.kuown as tho Russcl School House,
Tho meetings were very well attended by intelli
gent and interesting audiences. X'ear tho School
Houso is a pleasant nnd commodious Meeting
House, erected by contributions from persons liv
ing in tlio neighborhood, of various opinions, for
tho use of no particular denomination exclusively,
but for different kinds of meetings, as might be
desired; but through some sort of pious intriyue, it
now mainly under the control of threo Hard
shell Baptist Deacons; one of whom, Dea. William
Tenbrook, distinguished himself as a servant of
tho "sum of all villanies," by his personal vigi
lenco to keep tho Abolitionists from occupying the
Meeting Houso for their meetings, during the la
bors of A. T. Foss, C. S. S. nnd Josephiuo Grif
fing, in that vicinity last winter. Another of the
two, Deacon Quick, attended my first lecture in
the School House, tho first meeting of the kind
ho had attended but with his quick eense of pro
priety, ho was so much shocked, as I was speaking
of the licentious character of slavery and slave
holders, that he attended no more of the meetings,
and is said to have oxpresed very great thankful
ness that Lis wife did not accompany him to the
first 1
This very modest Deacon is jiiidfc to see impro
priety in speuking to an intelligent audience of
ths iniquitous and terrible outrages and influences
that constitute an essential part of the criminality
of the slave systorn of this country, but, like runny
others, very slow to discover or acknowledge that
tho Government with which he is in leaguo, and
the Church of which he is a member, with their
combined influence, are a mighty bulwark in de
fence, and for the protection of brutul villains,
whose business is to sell women, even his own sis
ters in the Church, for the basest purposes of pros
titution, and to breed and sell babies, perhaps to
buy Bibles, with which to convert the heathen ot
foreign land 1
Happily, the reign of the present noly Trinity,
as represented by the said DeacDOS, bids fair to be
quite brief. Through the influence, first of James
W. Walker, and euhtequsntly of C. C. Burleigh,
Fos and tho Orifnngs together with tho resident
Abolitionists, the pro-davcry orthodoxy of this
community has Icon very much shorn of ill r
Cr' nm' t,lu f"11'1'0 'ent'"1,!''' t,,e n'iieet t f sla-
vcrjf( in ,vnrice nr mi),t i,)e.,i;iiM t)mt ,av0
visited, thus far in tho Wcct.
The yonng people here manifested morthnnor-
flinnrv tiitprn! in tlm paiiid t.f llift m!i1'A nnrt irit-p
r z::: .r ,. : "
I nm much indobted to Clmrlep Mirk'.or. Hart-
well Kussel.H. H.rton and their families, for their
..... ' .
very kind and hearty cooperation
To. Mr. nnd Mrs. C, Mickley nd their children
t nm specially indebted for their hospitality and
kindness during my very pleasant snjouru with
them while laboring in that vicinity.
While in Lenaweo Co., I had additional meet
ings at U.iker's Corners, nnd in tho township o(
Seneca, of which I cannot now givo n detailed ac
count, suffice t for the present to say that n grat
ifying degrco of interest was manifested, ' nn 1 a
good work, apparently was Accomplished for the
ciuso of the oppressed and bleeding slave.
Yours, for "Xo Union tcith Slarrfmltlo j, rc
liyiouslyov politically,"
IONIA, Mich, Jan, 24, 1856.
I. S. During the past threo weeks, in company
with Mr. and Mrs. Philleo, of Xew York, and Ja
cob Walton, Jr., Secrotnry of the Mich. A. S. So
ciety. I have boon attending a scries of meetings
in this State, as advertised in tho Bugle. Of these
meetings Another correspondent will probab!y givo
you eomo account. I will cnly add tho meetings
have jeen in a good degree successful. The tour
has been mainly upon new soil, and in untried
fields a kind of nn "Exploring Expedition," and
by tho way, during a part of tho timo wo have
been forcibly reminded of the fate of Sir John
Franklin's Expedition in tho Arctic regions so in -
tense has been tho eftl J.
r, thnt if it had happened that
. . , , .
nssing tho 6MWwe would
I supposo hovevcr,
wc had "como tip missin
hardly have been willing to incur tlio expense of
fitting out an expedition to go in search of us.
This new Cold, in which wo havo been, and are
still laboring, gives promibO of being a fruitful one
for future operations.
Yours, Ac., A. M. P.
DIED On tho 2Glh of 12th Mo., 1 355, at his
residence, in Hanover township, Columbiana coun
ty, Joseph Dutton, aged 78 years,
DIED At Marlboro on the 5th inst., Racuei.
Lakestraw, of disease of tho chost. Tho deceased
was n kind hearted and benevolent woman. In
her early life for many years a successful instruc
tor of youth.
Aaron M. Powell, Agent of tho American Anti
Silvery Society, will hold a scries of meetings in
Oakland and Macomb counties, as follows:
Por.tiac, Saturday and Sunday, Fob. 0, 10
Auburn, Tu&.day aud Wednesday, ' " 12,13
Rochester, Saturday and Sunday, " 10, 17
Romeo, Tuesday and Wednesday, " 10, 20
Ray, Thursday and Friday, " 21, 22
Utica, Saturday and Sunday, " 23, 24
Troy, Tuesday and Wedncsdnv-. " - 20, 27
Birmingham, Thursday and Friday, " 28, 2'J
lloyal Oak, Saturday and Sunday, March 1, 2
Tho Post oflioo address of Aaron M. Powell, will
be Detroit, Mich., care of Wm. D. Cochron, until
March -iih.
Of Friends of Human Progress, will be hold at
tho 10th of the 2nd mo., commencing at 11 o'clock.
As there will be business of importance before
tho meeting, it is desirable that all who feel an in
terest should attend.
ADRIAN, Jan. 24, 1856.
Mr. Rouinson Dear Sir : Please notice in the
ISuyle the following receipts into the Treasury of
the Michigan Anti-Slavery Socicty,from my month
ly report ending Jan. G, 165G :
Collection at Waterford, by J. II. & M. A.
Philloo $2,27
Collections at Bedford, " ' 5,25
" " Augusta, " " 7,00
" " Springport, " " 3,35
" " Hickory Grove & Vicinity " 11,20
" " Parma " " 7,00
" Ann Arbor & Vicinity " 25,27
" " Dixburgh School-Houso, " 2,33
By Thomas Chandler, Redemption of pledge, 5,00
" Samuel Hayball, " " 5,00
" Edwin Comstook, " " 5,00
" Chas. Mitchell, " " 1,00
" James Knox, " " 2,00
' L. Leonard, " " 50
" Nelson Smith, " . " 1,00
" T. II. Graham, " 1,00
" I. T. Camburn, " 50
" Cyrus Griffith, " ' 50
" I. I. Knapp, " " 1,00
" Charlos E. Mickley " " 2,00
" Reynolds Cornell, " " 3,00
" O. D. Howe, " " 1,00
" R. II. Shepherd, " " 1,00
" Chas. Godfrey, " " 1,00
" George Knowles, " " 1,00
" O. Knowles, " " 1,50
" John Deariug, " " 5,00
" O. G. Williams, " " 2,00
' D. J. Stephens " " 1,00
" T. B. Diamond, " ' 1,00
" Isaac Diamond, " - 1,00
Yours truely,
SAM'L HAYBALL, Treas'r M. A. S.
Receipts the Bugle for the week ending Feb. 9.
Xorris F. Arnold, Ypsilanti, $1,50-548
Stephen W. Griffing, " 1,50-500
John Hart, " 1,75-532
Charles II. Griffing, " 1,50-550
M. A. Chatfield, Sharon Centre, 2,00-GOS
George A. Brown, Lansing, 1,50-500
Barton Durfee, Nothville, 2,00-GOS
II. S. Beals, Adrian, 2,64 535
Elephalct Jones, M 1,77-540
J. II. Parker, " 1,50 591
Eljah Anthony, Vernon, 2,00-540
Cyrus Handy, Tremont, 1,00-520
Josopb Allen, Xorth Plains, 2,00-541
Phebe T. Merritt, Ionia, 150-590
E. Frisbee, Howell, J5-5G4
A. II. Graff Linesville, 1,50 525
Aaron Brooks, Nebraska, ,50 504
Thomas Price, Leesvilis-, 1,00 557
John M. Holmes, Connottoo, ,0 573
Fiiendj of huiffatiity. wo tin ow sarjrl Jlnd say
illi coi.lid i;cc. that the Bedford ILirmomal SftnK.
nary, is well established, having A flfiftTriCnt fund"
to keep it up ten years At tiatt, if nothiri; Bior
idiouM be ;hnntrI.
his loeatcd Bio miles West if TSnttrft .Credit
Michigan; in a rapidly growing eofnmuhltjof lib
ernl ininds. Several netf buildings are in pfrxwW'
of erection fur the accommodation of the school..
Families and Students will find Bedford yr
.lnu:..l.lA - I....... ti rV.n TiJ
I " " " i nVZ ',ZK. i . f
i ne in complete coiiaition ct too commencement of
the Soring Term. " -
The expentes of a Student for Board, TahkifWi
and liooin Kent, is about i'2,LQ per week. . Student .
can also hire rooms on reasonable terms anil hviKrd
themselves. v
Tho spring term will commence fin fne Foorth '
of March next nml continue Fourteen Weeke. Tb'
Fall Term w ill eonimcnco on the First Monday in,
September. '
The following branches are tMigtit In tte Stmt-
nary: t. ,v
I.,i!iit, Creek end French; a Futl Cenrrtt
Ma'htmatic, Xaurnl Sciences, and Knjlith rm-
iliet. Instrumental Mnict ly Mrt, Hove,
H. COIiXELL IVincinol. 0. D. Hi.wi. Teah.'
er of Languages, J. ,W. Talbot, Teacher eV
P. Ace, ill, P.. Y. Corntlt, '
K. Cornell, J. W. Talbot, ' '
l., ll'juyMcni, I). Jlrcxrn,
U. Cornell.
All commnniestions must b sent to II.
Kattlo Creek, Michigan.
Bedford, Feb. 2, IMG,
.-. i n
Vrtisto' ssoctationl ' '
The subscribers in announcing their Appoint
mcnt ns Managers of the above Association,- fot'
the advancement of the
FIXE A n TS, ; 1
, in this country, feel iustiflej in stati'ni? that ' Iin'
j toe' Engraving? will bo placed before the Aineri-'
I ' 1 -' ''KiiiviiiKi win oo piaceu oeiore tne Aineri-
i t A:i I;uUic' w,,it,,, la3 of "ectition havj bee
i unsurpassed, and at a price unparalleled- either us
jie x0w or Old World.
Vkt is cosmopolitan, and in this view, tile Ar
lists both of America and Europe are bound W-'
gc.ther to produce specimens worthy of the Age. '"
The Engravings w ill bo issued monthly, com'
metiuing from tho First of December,- Itiii, Altd.
ending First of January, 1P57, with the
Tho ptin-haFers of Twelve Engravings, cue escfc
month, price fifty cents, will be entitled to receWv
as a premium, tiie gi cat steel engraving, - . -.-.
" Washington after Crossing the Dttatcart." '
Sine 2 i x 30. Exc?utod in the Crst stylo of A"ri'
rr.o.v TUB OIUClN.ir. DESIGN", uv f. o. iaslxt,
An American Artist unsurpassed in illustrating
the History of our Country.
Persons desiring to n;t as ngenfs for obtaining
subscribers, by applying to the undersigned, and
stating the locality they wh-h to occupy,, will ts
furnished circulars giving terms, which are exceed
ingly liberal. -
All parcels delivered free of exprosB, post ei
packing charges.
225 FL'LTOX S1UKET. X. F..-.
Wholesule Print Publishers, and Manufacturer
of Frames and Mouldings. , . ,. .
February, lS5G.-3m.- j
Xtarhj opposite the Post Office, Main-St., Salon
WOULD respectfully inform the inhabitants of
this place nnd its vicinity, that they have bnt re
cently returned from the Eastern Cities; with ft
large and well selected Stock of
ah-fjtencs, &ca0, &c, &c.
Among which may be enumerated, the following
articles; which they will sell at the", very lowest
living profits : - -
IhAs Six half chests eood Yountr Hvsott.
44 cts., per pound; Four half chests Extra do do
J to r-B ets., per pound; tour half chests Pow-
chong, 44 cts., per pound; Two half chests, extra
line Ulong, jts. per round: lour hall chests
ine Olong, 02 cts. per pou&d.
COFFEE By the Bac or sinclo Pound. Foar.
teen bags Kin, tour hags old Java.
tllOtObAli. best Sniced Chooelnte: common
SUGARS Splendid article New Orfenns Suear
at 9 cts.; Lovering's Pulverised Sugar; Lovring's
Crushed Sugar; Lovering's Coffee Sugar.
MOLASSES New Orleans Molasses, 44 ets;
Best Honey Syrup, 75 cts. per gallon.
CAXDLKS Common Mould Candles,- Best
Muuid Curdles, Steurine do., Stat Candles.
CRACKERS aa,r. Soda, Butter And Water
Crackers, at manufacturers' prices, by tke barrel
or pound.
FISH No. 1, Mnekorol, Superior Article ol
Shad, Haddock, Superior Cod Fish, Hcrrina I t
the Box.
Sultana and Smyrna Raisins, 25 Drums Smyrna
Fiirs, Sicily Lemons, Sicily Almonds, Cieam Nats,
Fiilicrts, Ground Xuts.
SOAPS Common Rosin, Palm, Erasive, Patent,
Funcv and Toilet Soups.
SPICES Pepper, Alspiee, Ginger, Clottl,
Mace, Cinnamon, Ground imdUnground. Nutmegs.
Ssaf-All Snices Ground by the subscriber and
Warranted Pure.
co, S'rausberrv's Tobacco, Grant's Best Tobacco,
Common Smoking and Mrs. Miller's Fine Cut To
bacco. 5000 Cheroot, 10,000 Washington, 1000
Kiohonjo. 1000 Bvadera and Half Spanish Segars.
SUXLHUES Best Rice. Baking and Washing
Soda, Siiltpjtre, Rope nnd Twine. Nails, Assorted
Sizes. Two nnd Three Hoshel Grain Bags, Cnnimoa
and Fancy Candies, Winter Stiained Lard Oil, Pa
tent liuckets, Market ami Cloths liiiekets, Candle
Wick, Brooms, Pure Olive Oil, Superior Shoe
Blacking, Indigo, Mustard, Cream Tartar, and)
Pepper Sauce.
teg" All of the above articles Kill tie sold at riit$
buroh prices.
t-ayCountr? Produce taken in exchange at U
highest cash prices.
J Deming & Co., will also endeavor to keep oa
hand n constant supply of Wheat, Rye, and Back
wheat Flour; Also, Corn Meal.
firSr-Wantcd: 300 Bushels White Beans, sad
Dried Fruit.
December 15, 1S55.
ALL who art in wnnt of WALL PAPER cam
have forty varieties to choose from by calling ak
McMillan's Bjok-Store, Salem, Ohio.
Also, nil kinds of MiseelTaneons And Scho
Books, Blank Books and Stationery of every des
cription, uolesale and Ketnil,
The attention of writing teachers and others wbo
desire superior ai tides ol fctuliciiery, U particular
ly invited.
CA Sfl paid for any amount of clean linen and
cotton Rags.
j. McMillan.
Salem, April 14, 1855
B. W. SPEAK. M. D.,
orncE ovt m'cox.vil's stori, on vt!f mm)
Resident XoHS Side of Green Sreei, $mrid doer
West of the Elsieni street.
Ba!I, April 24, 1S55.

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