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BENJAMIN S. JONES, EDITOR.
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VOL. 15. NO. 1 1.
SALEM, COLUMBIANA COUNTY OHIO, SATURDAY, JUNE 1G, 1S0O.
AVHOLE NO. 7G6;
The Anti-Slavery Bugle.
SPEECH OF WM. LLOYD GARRISON.
I always foci gratified with nny manly and hon.
est critioism made upon our Society, whother in
regard to its principles or its measures. If wo
are not nractical, wo desire to be so. If thero is
Ik better way for ub to pursue, we will thank nny
one to show us whore it lies. Our hem ty desire
is ths immediate, unconditional, otornol abolition
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oi e.aver,, vuppmuse,, u.m wu.u -
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to bring about that desirable event.
American Anti-Slavery Society is
I think the
chara terized ,
o.uc.1 a prc ,., RUUU ,,. . uy
moral principle i, and, indeed, that .ts ffoi sense
And nranticnl charaeter aro seen in Its hii?h moral
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How shall we abolish slavery in this county
By striking hands with slaveholders? bv entering
into a compromise with those who 'trad; in slaves
And the souls of men,' and by giving ibern tho
right hand of Christian fellow i-hip, or tho loft
nana oi ponucai nnmauo.. . or ,.:.... Vm " j
be separate? It is by a stern logical ni j
moral necessity that wo have been driven to de
mand the dissolution of tho Union. It has no!
4 . t. . ir. A -r
oeen a step rasu.y .anon ,u.. . e urn ,vmu. .-;
can norn, anu we grew up, witu ine uioou given
to ns, with an almost idolatrous icneration for tho
Union. We have had our days of shouting, 'Tho
Union forever 1' and of glorying in the star-spangled
banner and the American Constitution. These
were days of ignorance. Now wo abhor tho Cons
titution, and, ic tho language of this book, pro
nounce it 'a covenant with death and an agree
ment with hell.' (Applause and hisses. As for
the itar-Bpangled banner, it is clotted with human
blood. It wnves over four millions of the child
ren of God, reduced to the condition of things. Wo
havo torn down that flag, and will not allow it to
float any more over our beads. And as for the
Union, we say that as it was based upon certain
compromises, everywhere understood, everywhere
conceded, whereby slavery was rendered secure,
and tho slaveholders had extraordinary power put
into their hands, because they were slaveholders, it
is sinful to uphold it, and wo therefore ex:laim,
'No Union with Slaveholders 1'
As for the Republican party, does it deny one
bf those slavcholding guaranties, which the nation
Las recognized from tho beginning 1 No 1 loes
not the Republican party believe that, by the Con
stitution, the slaveholder has a right to make
slave-hunting ground of the entire North ? Yes 1
Dees it not concede that, is proportion to the
number of slaves in the Southern States, the
Slaveholders may have added political power ?
Does it not believe that, in case a slave insurrec
tion takes place, and the slaveholders aro not able
to put it down, tbey havi a right to call upon
the Presidont of the Unitod States, and ho is
bound to summon tho military and naval power
of the country to suppress that insurrection ?
Yea 1 And is not tho Republican party ready to
take oath that it will carry out all theso conditions
as faithfully as any party that has ever yet ap
pearedin the country ? Yos ! Then, how can I,
claiming to be a friend and representative of the
elave, on the day of election, march up to the
ballot-bor, and give my vote for such a parly,
and eay that I have donoa deed for free Join ? I
see no hope for the poaccful emancipation of the
slave in our country, while the North is willing
io carry out these tlavohulding guaranties nnd
compromises nono whatever. I see nothing bo
fore us but firo and blood, while tho North is
resolved to remain in connection with tho South.
What is the use of making it a matter of mere
words ? Nothing can be found in the Constitu
tion pertaining to slavery, we are told. The word
slave or slavery never has been in that instru-.
ment; therefore no such alleged compromises were j
ever mado. This is verbal criticism. But it is
against historical evidonco in regard to the actual
design of the instrument. I think the man would
my understanding ho should come upon
this platform, and urWertuke to deny that Con-:6i,pie
.gress had over passed a Fugitive Slave bill. But 1
wby may be not ? Whon did Congress ever pass j
euchabill? Examine it, and you will find that
, there is not a word in it about giving up a fugi-j
live slave' or about slave-banting. What is it ? j
It is simply and entirely the language of the Con- j
Btitution of the United States.' And yet, the onact-:
ment of that Fugitive Slave bill has oreated such
an indignation, such a horror of mind, that the
world itself bas shuddered in viow of it. Ah 1 we 1
must go to the meaning of things. True, neither
the words fugitive slave nor slave-hunter are in
tbo bill; true, its language, on tho faee of it, is un-
exceptionable, but the meaning, tho intent, tho
design of it, makes its diabolism, and gives it its i
A nd 60 it is everywhere corrootly inter-
prated and exactly carneu out, according to its
- intent. Supposo I agree with another that, in or
der to subserve my own purposo, J will help hi in
comtnft some dee4 of villany. We draw up our
papers; but, of course, we are shrewd enough not
to put down what we intend to in plain English.
We agree upon certain deceptive words between
'us, which we mutually understand, and which,
while they do not technically describe tbe thing'
will answer our purpose. I agree to it. I take
'the benefit of the crime,' aud, having obtained it,
1 turn round, and defy him to prove that I evor
agreed to commit any orime whatever. Would
this be honest ? Would it not be a fraud 1
' I take the nation at its word, and that is, that
we have a Constitution whereby slavery is promo
ted by certain guaranties. The nation has never
'had V doubt upon this subject.. This criticism
aWt words, words, words, is purely exceptional.
The people everywhere reject it, and all parties,
from the beginning of the government until now,
Jiave understood and eonceded the three-fifth elavo
representation, giving up the fugitive slave, and
.puttiug down slave iusurreotion by tbe General
Government whenever cocessary. It is iu their
hearts to have all these ihiogn dono; they meant
lit from tho beginning they mean it now ; and
taking them at thoir werd, wo summon thorn to
lepentftnue, and toll them that thoy have entered
ttd it would not take twenty-four hours to empty
tu0 whole South, and extinRuislj the &lave iytoin.
into a horrible compact, by their own showing,
which they aro boutid to repudiate forever, Is not
th nl to to practical T
Hut, we nro told, to dissolve the Union will be
to J ' rue trio slaves nlotie. How do 1 lot-sake a
nun when I say to another, who h.is him by the
throat, and whom I havo agreed to stand by, and
see thnt ho throttles his victims successfully, 'I
can do this no longer, and will not; but I n ill pro
I vent your doing it, as far.as I can '' (Jive mo the
omnipotent North ; give mo tho reeourcoa of the
eighteen free States of our country, on tho t ide of
jfreedllni ns , Rreat) jluepe,,dent, (rcecmpire, and
j wi osk tl0tllillE mora fu, ,0 oljoii,ion of lavc.
ry. )Applause.) ll,o hour that witnesses
estahliHhllinnt nf stioti nn ptnr.irn will urilnrad
overthrow or the shire system; for without this
Njrt)) ,( s nter, . . , naturo of
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tiling", tor tho slave states, degraded ana powor-
less as they are, to hold a single Elave in bond-
ago. Our practical work, tl.on. is to cut the con-'
itieotioti. Not to scparato ourselves from the
slaves, but from their masters. Then, our great,
magnificont, invincible North will be Canada all
the way through, to all fugitive slaves, (applause,)
That would be the inevitnblo result, and tho South
knows it. The maddest of tho Cre-eators have
dreomed of separating from us-ncver!
te is an ueiusion anu toiiy to tninn that there is
anything in their throats or leaving us, if we re
fuse to do their dirty work. Nut because they do
not hate us they do; not becauso they would noi
liko to separate, if they could and live, but they
cannot; not becoubo they would not like to roll
an Atlantic ocean, nnd the Pacifio added thereto,
between us, but becauso it is not in their power;
for God has put them into our band, and by our
doing righteousness, and standing by freedom,
wo can, without shedding a drop of Hood, in a
singlo hour emancipate every slave on tho South
ern soil. (Applause.) Rut whilo this blood
stained Union continues, and the people of the
North aro ready to bow down in idolatry tj it,
there is no hope, tone whatever, of a peaceful
abolition of slavery. Tho time will soon come
when God will say, 'Because yo have not proclaim
ed liberty every man to his neighbor, behold, I
proclaim liberty for you to tho sword, siith the
Ljrd ;' and we shall havo many John Browns
ruised up to bring slavery to a bloody termination.
But I want no bloodshed, if it bo possible to avoid
it; and it is possiblo to end this struggle without
tho shedding of blood. Lot the people of the
North wash thoir own bonds of blood-guiltiness,
and (hero will bo no more bloodshed; no more
blavery in tho land. Oh, the multitudinous bloss
ings to grow out of the abolition of slavory to the
Soith, with her beautiful climato, and fertile soil,
and boundless resources ! Under the plastic pow
er of freedom, sho w ill become the garden of God,
and lead the wo-ld in all that is great r.nd gloti
ous. I want to see her domains so crowded with
bio-sings, by doing righteousness, that there shall
not bo ro 'in to contain them; and this shall Burely
come to pass by hearkening to tho command, 'Un
do the heavy burdens, break every yoke, and lot
the oppressed go free!' (Applause.)
SPEECH OF REV. SAMUEL LONGFELLOW.
speakers, that your hearts might bo kindled by
i,js enthusiasm himself a man born amid Slavery,
knowing it by heart, and bearing a uoblo testi
mony, since he became a man, to that which in his
childhood, bo learned to hate; but ho writes in a
letter, that was not infonded -indeed for tho pub
insult i;0 eye, that be cannot bo here. He says, 'Tho
truth is, that I am a beretio preacher, and
6uch are not rich ; the distance is groat, aud, in
short, I cannot aff'oid to be there' Tho distance
'rom Brooklyn is not great; even a heretic can af-
frd the passage money. I am here becauso I
oould not afford to stay away; we can noneofus
afford to stay away; nor can nny one who has the
Cttn to speak afford to stay away, for in coming
here he will gain moro than ho can hopo to give,
if ho be tho mosi eloquent man who speaks in this
0it v to-day. No man can have colored into this
,e ma? be called upon to give up placo, position,
wealth, whutevcr man may be called upon to sac
power. riflce for this causo; and one after another of those
Mr. Chairman and Friends: It would seem
as if, when tho black man speaks, tho whito man
might keep silence; that when tho slave speaks, be
who has nover known what slavory ;s, save by
report, might afford to be dumb. And yet, I can-
not ofl'jr l to keep silent, nor can any of us afford
U be silent. I had hoped that I could meet here,
and that you might havo the pleasure of hearing,
tli is afternoon, our friond Mr. Conway, of Cincin
nati, whose namo was announced as one of the
anti-Blavery movement, or past its borders and
caught a breath f its inspiring air, without know
ing that be gains more than he can give, although
wh0 have been loaders and prisonors in this cause
will tell you the eamo story that it has done
more fur their character and manhood, and more
for the fibre of their wills and the largeness of
their hearts, than thoy can ever bope to do for
The white man must speak as well as the block
man, because the black man cannot always speak;
he cun only point dumbly to bis sorrows and bis
wrongs.and ask a tongue of those to whom God has
given the opportunity, the liberty, tbo gift of
speeoh. The freeman must speak, ' bocause he is
here with the slave; and if freedom is dear to him,
he must eoliprohend the wrong that is done to
the man from whom freedom is taken away. I
say, with our friend who has just taken bis seat,
that here tbo black man is, and here ho ought to
stay ontil we havo done justica to him. We
have no right to indulge any fastidioushoas, we
have no right to ask to be freod from any troublo,
until we have given bim the utmost of his
I think nothing more needs to be presentod here
than tho simple facts of slavery, a few of which
our brother has been repeating to us ; faots which
are familiar to us, but of which, wo ought never to
be weary, because the Slave Power is never weary
ofinflioling those oppressions and wrongs the
Slavo Power, whethor slavery at tho South or
followed? Was there pi'y in one heat t there? -and
I'crhnps tliorc was, but it wis not shown. He
slavery at the Noith. For one, I can nover heir
the oft-repcatcd story, but rrty heart burns within!
mo, as if it were the first liaio the tala wcro told,
and I long for that speech which is given to some
men to speak the burning word that shall kindle
every heart thnt can remain before tho fuels cold
and indifferent. Tho facts of slavery tho cruel
oppression at the South, and tho cruel prejudice
at the North arc thn things which call us here
year alter year. These things are repeatod yoar
after year; and so long as they are, our duty re-
mains to make our protest against theni, and en
deavor, howevet feebly, to put our hands and our
hearts to work, declaring tint we will not rest so
long as these facts remain facts, bo long as the
slave is stripped of evory right, hunted, sold, re
duced from a man to a chattel, annihilated in
everything that is dearest to man,
Ye, the slavo is here You read in the papers
the othe r day, ns I did, the story of tho slave that
came creotiing and trembling out of some secret
placo on board of tho steamer that was bearing
jack to Boston tho delegation that went to the
Charleston Cont.ution. lie had to coino out bo-
cauo he must havo water nnd bread. And what
who had risked so much for his freedom giving
'for it what nono f us have begun to think of
.giving was sent back to the boDdngo from which
I ho ha l led. There was not one of all those men
claiming to be the representatives of tho principle
of human rights and democracy who would speak
a word in behalf of the man's liberty. The ship
turned back on her course, turned away from the
North Star, towards which be thought he was
speeding; he wns put on board another vessol,
which carried him hack to be a slave forever.
That was a symbol of our government that ves
vel which turned away from the North Star
which, drawn by a cruel magnet of the Slavo
Power, turns back tind puts down every slave, by
tho power of its strong right arm, who is seeking
to assert his freedom. We are all in that ship,
and the black man is with us, and up to this day
wo havo been taking him back, regardless of his
claims to freedom, regardless of the sufferings be
has endured to secure it, and delivering him over
to eternal slavory, like those Democrats on board
the "Spaulding" to savo our party, or to save
our Union. It is becauso those things are so that
we white men must stand by the black man when
he pleads for his race, or when he cannot or knows
not how to plead for himself.
But while these ever-recurring facts of slavery,
ever-recurring in darktt And moro tovriblo moaeure,
show us what tho depth of the evil is, and what
its power is to perpetuate itself and to grow, if
hut lot alone, wo are not to tit down in despair,
because, nsj think, the word that is spoken to
us is a word of hope also. . I think wo can see
in th is evil, as in all evil, that Divine Providence
which sets the doom of destruction within every
wrong and evil. We can see how, by its exces
ses of tyranny, the Slavo Powci is working out
its own destruction; and sometimes it seems as if
o might almost stand aside, leaving ic to go on
in its work of corruption, confident that out of that
corruption will come the reaction that shall make
a now reforming power to overthrow it.
I have spoken of a ship that sailed but tho other
day in American waters. I remember a story of
another ship. In the year 1S19, ft French ship
sailed from the Coast of Africa with a crew of
twenty-two men and a cargo of slaves fastened
down under tho hatches, bbe bad not been out
many days when, passing through the heat of
the tropics, thore broke out among tho slaves a
teriible disease of the eyes, which threatened to
make them all worthless, and the physician of the
ship, moved perhaps by pity, and the captain,
moved by the fear of losing the profits of his voy-
n,.ft Jircotcd ehat some of them glioiilil bo taken
out on the deck, in order that tboy might breathe
the fresh air, if, perchance, their disease might
be Btayed. Thoy came out one after another, and,
looking upon the water and the hold they bad
left, they put their arms around one another and
jumped into the sea, under the influence of the
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back at once to their own land. J ho captain order
od that some of their number should bo Bbot.to pre
vent the example being followed, and tbe remain
der were shut down in thejiold again, and the
disease spread, until not ono of the human cargo!
was free from it.
It grew more and more loathe
But it did not stop there; it spread among
tho white men on board, and one after another
I . i a
was seized with the disease, and become totally
blind. At last there was but one man left on board
the ship who could see how to steer. While in
miserable condition, another ship is seen, and
tho hope of assistance is confidently oherished
but on nearing her, it is found that she, too, is
slavo ship, and that the same torriblodisoase has
broken out there. I have sometimes thought tl"t
our country was like that slave ship. Tho slaves
whom we have stolen, Ihe slaves whom we have
hid a' way down In the hold, as we pursued our
career of growing enterpriso, commerce and
wealth, the slave whom we oppressed and crushed
under the hatches of our power, has given us
fearful disease. The white race to-day is suffer
ing, every part of its body politic,- with tbe corrup-
tioo of this awlul disease ot nuvcry. i e nave
taken oway the black man's rights, and our rights
are nearly gone, it must ne so. mere is
brotherhood between tbe whito man and the
bluck; and if we will not recognize bim ns our
moral brother, we will have to recognize him as
our physical brother, by that unity of ruin which
binds up tbo fute of one people with that of the
other. We ore blinded, because we are willing
that tbe slave should be bliuded, that ho
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w uowr u,.w m ,uc ui
age. W o are all in one ship; we cannot throw
uiih.- hiou uiciuum, "
not t.11 blind I Thank God there, is a seeing eyo
in this land, which, with clear perception, has
seen from the first through all the utter wrongful
ness and sin of slavery has foreseen the doom
that lies against this land; if it persist in enslav
ing the black man; has foreseen that only by right,
eousness and justice and obedience to God's law
can our land become prosperous. Thai clear, far-
sooing oje of the Anti-Slavery cauro is here
thank God for that 1 And if we will but trust the
ship to his guidance, It shall be brought at last to
'ts heaven, and that Powor which guides all
things shall bring healing to the sick. When
they to whom it has been given to do shall sot to
work, with resoluto determination, to rendor tho
rights of immunity and brotherhood to those to
wLom they have been so long denied, and when
upon no inch of this our land, there toils a black
slave, theh, for tho first time, shall tho whito man
bo truly free (applause).
THE DRED SCOTT DECISION IN
Slamming the last door of the first car and open
ing that of the scoond, the gentlemanly conductor
of the New York train made his appearance with
his bow and smile, aud tickets, gentlemen, if you
Seated in the front corner, surrounded by her
personal conveniences, such as a carpet bag, um
brella, big bundle, lit.le bundle, a few apples and
pieces of cake.was a colored woman, whoso face, the
hue of an inverted saucepan, contrasting with her
snow white ivory and eyobulls, gave that pleasing
African expression which is so often the typo of
humor and good nature.
'Ticket, Jnu'am,' snys our conductor, regardless
'I hasn't got cm,' she replied, 'but Use got mon
ey any way ;' and she began to fumble in her bag,
then in the bundles, searching theso articles
through in vain,
'Come hurry un,' exclaimed her now slightly
impatient friend; I can't wait all day.'
'BroES your soul, ycr don't thiuk I find every
thing in a minute, but I'so got money somowlur
must bs in (lis yoab citH pot brig,' and Bbe felt in
her pocket accordingly for tlio key. .
'Well, well, I'll pass through, and when I get
back perhaps you will have it ready.
'Yas, sartin,' said Dinah j but as .ho passed
along she reached out her umbrella, nnd giving
him a poka upon tho shoulder, asked 'What you
gwoin to charge on freight?'
'Freight 1 what do you want to know that for ?'
'Cause I docs : I'se civil, ain't I ?'
'Well, five cents a foot j there, don't bother me
any more, but find your money,' aud he went bis
There seemed to be a peculiar diollcry about the
woman's eye and mouth, as the one rolled around in
its black sea of flesh, and the other opened to give
vent to 4n involuntary 'vali I yah 1' It was not
long before she found ber purse, and withdrew
some coin, which she kept jingling in bor baud, as
she kept up her occasional cachinations.
In due time the conductor returned for bis mon"
ey, and upon extending bis itching palm, was
somewhat astonished at recoiving the precise sum
of ten cents,
'What do yon mean ?' bo exclaimed. The fare
to New York is five dollars'.'
'Yas, yas, I know dat, for white folks folks
wiiat aii folks butl'sE nobody, I'se fretgmt, I
is. Yiib, yah 1 Poor lule as don't work botb
ways ; five cents a foot, beah thoy is?' said she ex
tending a pair of enormous ambulators for the in
spection of the conductor and us all.
Tho nonplussed functionary stood undetermined
for a momont among the shouts of the passengers,
until an idea cf compromise occurred to him, as
he exclaimed : Well, if you are freight takeyour-
I cIf off int0 tU6 baggage car.' But even there
Dinah was too much for him, as she replied, Just
you pick up yonr freight if you want to cair urn
off !' .
This settled tho point. The conductor vanish
ed and Dinah offered a pious ejaculation j 'Lord
' brcss dat ar 'Preme Court, and cib 'em credit for
' five dollar bill, any way ?'
From the St. Joseph's Democrat.
SEIZING WHITE GIRL FOR A SLAVE.
iieQ,( hmj ag ft free wJiit9 eer,ant Rtt Bnj no
evM 8UHpe0tinK 0r possibly thinking her a fu
ibis j . iv9 from bondage, and yet remaining in a Slave
; gtate But for 8ome time previous to her arrest
a j resije(j j Bellmont, Kansas, where she
kfa whit9 woman Brilj treated with
One of those strange, but not unfrequent occur-
"iBBin the d fferent Dhases of the 'peculiar in-
; ,.,. , i1.n.1i ; nnr ;t, lttsi Saturday tin
on the evidence of two very respeotable and disin
r ( - .
terested gentlemen (?) residents of our city, a
irl ii'mnt eighteen or twenty years of ago, and
... , tb9 Gazette savs "the lest
, . . mUtft.e for ft white WOman,' was ar-
: ' . f uive 8,ave what 8eem9 to be n little
strange in the case, is the faot of her having lived
!. thaoi r or Beveral months in a prominent titi-
tho enrne eleforeoco shown to all other white wo
men by civilized people
liowever, upon tne am
davits of those two worthies, who it seems, were
acquainted with ber in Lexington, where, it is alleged,
she belonged to one Tutt, the officer of our
city proceeded to make the arrest. Upon seeing
the girl end questioning ber, they could not per
suade themselves that she was a slavo, and refused
to make tbe arrest and sent for the Marshal, He,
; r ,d b v hi s duty .performed the painful act. We
uujur9,ftn(j that she was taken into safe keeping
and Mr. Tutt telegraphed for, who came, claimed
her as his property, paid the disinterested wor.
thies who showed such a disinterested kindness,
and took ber away quiotly. 01 course it is all
right, and even if the girl is white, intelligent
and pretty as most young ladies, and even claimed
to bs from Illioois, and could give references de
'n,B1,t;ninff ever bcine a slave, what riebt has she Io
J n . . .
j hosrd when two respectable worthy pro-slavery
y thcy know ber to be a slave ? Of course
.It na must remand her to bondaire and
doom worse than death, because, forsooth, the
slave oligarchy demand it.
'Charles Kingsley has been appointed to fill the
chair of modern history at Cambridge, England,
rendered vaoant bv the death of Sir James
THE LAST HOURS OF THEODORE PARKER.
Wn prtrnpf thn r1tnw!n frntn
H,.nnnf,l, KniP.r :
It is not for my feeble pen to touch the sioreJ f
themo of his great and noble character. Toj
those who have lived in the atmosphere of bis
intimacy that he should die eorcnely appears no
miracle. To such the stability oftheca-th on
which they daily walk and stand is no clearer fact
than tho profoundness of Mr. Paiker's religious
convictions; but as there are those who, knowing
him but partially, have (with a weaker trust,
which gives them no insight into that perfect faith
which casteth out four) suppoued that the approach
of death would reveal to the world and to him
self that he bad 'builded upon sand,' to such I
would suy, that the only words of icgret at his
exchanging he heavy body for the 'body of light'
which have ever escaped his lips, were coupled
with the longing to oomplete bis half finished la
bors. Fur many months Mr. Parker has known
that he was mortully ill; for many weeks, that his
end was imminent. The writer of this has seen
biin every day for nine months p ist, aud the topic
of death has very often been introduced by him;
but no word of Recantation of bis opinions, of dis
trust of his priuciplos, of niiegiving as to the
soundness of his religious convictions, has ever
passed bis lips. Only an occasional expression
of sincere humility, such as '1 havo had great
powors Confided to me; I havo only half used
To those who arc really acquainted with Mr.
Parkor such a statement as the nbova will Beem,
indeed, a work of supererogation, and I only
make it for tho satisfaction of such as, either in
good faith or iu bad faith, have questioned the
profound and holy earnestness of uouviction which
has produced such a life. Mr. Parker died sur
rounded by devoted friends and io tho arms of a
beloved wife. He left a few simple and thorough
ly characteristic directions (or tho conduct of bis
fuucral, among which was the request that tli e
first eleven verses of the 'Sciunun oa tho Mount'
should be read at bis grave. Ojo of the latest
events of bis lil'o was his first meeting with a lady
of noble character, whom he had long known
through correspondonco and literary nympathy.
She was near him when bo breathed bis last. In
a letter roceivod from bcr to-day, announcing tbe
event of his death, she says: 'I saw biJi a few
hours ago, and, often as I have watched the dying,
I never saw death oomo in less terrible form.'
I hare thus taken pains to communicate at .the
earliost moment, .through. your paper, which oiroa
lates so largely amoug tho intelligent -religiooititB
of Amerioa, this great publipioss, which so many
of your renders will fool as : a personal bereave
ment. ' The arrival of the mail hour forbids my
roviewing it, though I fear it is carelessly because
rapidly written. Yours ever, 11. E, A.
A NEW CHAPTER ON SLAVERY.
The chapter just revised by the M. E. Confer
ence reads thus,
'Question : What shall be done for the cxtirpa.
tion of tho evil of Blavery..
Answer : We declare that we aro oe much as
ever convinced of tho great evil of eluvery. Wo
believe that the buying, selling or holding of hu
man beings, to be used as chattels, is contrary to
the laws of God and naturo, inconsistent with the
Golden Rule, aud with that Rule in our Disci
plino which requires all who desire to remain
among us, to 'do no harm, and to avoid evil it eve
ry kind.' We therefore, affectionately admonish
all our preachers and poople to keep themselves
pure from this groat evil, arid to seek its ex'.irpa'
tion by all lawful and Christian means.
A writer in the Nortliern Independent speaking
of this chapter says :
As a simple declaration of sentiment, this is tol
erable ; but as a means of purifying the Church
from slavery, it will be next to useless. It will
not drive a slave.holdor off, nor will it put ono
out, or prevent ono from coming in, Indeed,with
its two faced preamble, we cannot regard it as a
whit better than tbe old chapter. That did forbid
ministers and other officers to hold slaves, but
this really forbids fc'otbing. It simply, 'affection.
atoly admonishes all our preachers and people to
keep themselves pure' from what it bas just de
clared to be 'contrary to the laws of God and na
ture, and inconsistent with the Golden Rule!'
What a tremendous letting down, then, in that
last paragraph 1 As well affectionately admonish
all our people
to keep themselves pure of thoft
and adultery. How much better simply to have
suid, 'Therefore, no slave-holder shall, under any
circumstances, evor hereafter be admitted into the
Methodist Episcopal Church.' And even that
would have been dclectivo, in not rovidicg for the
expulsion of the tea thousands already in." M.
From the Cincinnati Gazette, May 29.
BOLD AND DELIBERATE ATTEMPT AT
RESCUE OF THE NEGRO.
Tbe boldest attempt to kidnap a free negro and
carry him across the rivor fur the purpose of sell
ing him into servitude was uiadd yesterday after
noon, at the river landing, but very fortunately
tbe fuse uf tbo miscreant who mado the effort prov
The name of the man is Jeremiah Jobojon, sod
uf tbe negro James Upson' Johnson met Upson
at tbe landing, and asked bim if he wished a sit
uation on tbo river. Upson said that be did, and
aocompanied Johnson to tbe Waluut street ferry
landing. Johnson then said that tbe ferry-boat
as tbe craft that wished to engage a band; but
tbo negro, too wide awake to trust his valuable
person upon the boat, domurrod to going on board,
at which Johnson seized bim by tbe neck, aud
pointing a reiolver in bis fci,'o!d bim that if he
made the slightest resistance or refused to board
the boat be would blow bis brains out. This gen
ila admonition to tbo nejrrO, who hesitated not
seoond bolWeen liberty and death, was, however,
disregarded, and shrieking at the top of bis voice
he soon gathered about him a large crowd, John
son affirmed to tho crowd thrit the negro was a
fugitive, and offered twenty dollars to any brie who
would help to plaoe him on the ferry-boat and
secure his transit across tho river. The negro
'Jur'nK n1' ,.hi "I" P'','0'"'' ,0, .
uued, and stated that lie was hot si fugitive,
had he ever been a elave. At this junotqre twd
g.'ntlemon passed along the levee in si carriage
one of whom shouted to Johnson to lot the negro
go, whereupon Johnson called theni d d aboil
tionists, and afterwards added an opprobrious epi
thet that we refrain from mentioning. The gen
tleman to whom Johnson's words were especially
directed immediately jumped froirl the carriage1
and seining toe would-be kidnapper tfy the hair,
pulled him to the ground and administered a
beating from which Johnson will not speedil
rocover. Officers Colbv, Chumtey and Brooking
ton here arrived, and teleasing Johnson from the
fury of tho insulted gentleman, conveyed bint td
the Hammond street station house. The negro!
Upson is well known in this city.
Against Johnson there seems to be tne ntost
positivo case. He will be taken before the!
Police Court this morning for preliminary examination.
M. E. GENERAL CONFERENCE ADJOURNED.
Tho General Conference, after being in session
nearly five weeks, adjourned.. , ...
Thousands in that Church, and some out ot
her pale, will no doubt bo disappointed in the final
rosulls, as they bad been made to believe that bev
eral important stops would be takon, redeeming
in some measure the hopes which bad been defer
red for more than twenty years. We sympathise
with these disappointed brethren J but it was ju'si
as clear to our mind more than a year, ago that
no essential redress tf grievances would be grant'd
by tbo General Conference of 1860 as it is now.
And wo doubt whether there has ever been an ee
cleeiastical gathering, wbore less action of a prac
tical importance took place; than to this cas;
is7"Ao olddurhoy in Washington who supposed
from the extraordinary preparations that were be
ing made to receive the Japanese embassy, that it
was composed of a superior order of beings, deliv
ered himself thes, after these strangers had arriv
ed : 'Why evey ain't nothin' more'n colored folsJ
wid their bead shaved. Plonty colored folks id
dis town whiter dan dey is. Better hot come b'ere!
Go to foolin' round too much, somes body snake
'cm off and sell to Orleans! ' Da Lord bless us)
anyhow, oiggtn is lookio' op.'
' WAfcaoS-KR TO SI KZTDBNID TO (bi6. The
Cincinnati Commeroia! of the 8th has tbe follow
ing in regard to tbe Eidnappod1 a'nd sold Jam est
His purchaser, Dr. J. Q. A Foster, bas given
Geo. P. Webster, Esq., Attorney in tbe ease, an
order upon tbe jailor at Lexington, to surrender
Waggoner upon tbe payment of certain feoe and
costs. Mr, Webster leaves this morning for thai
place, and will probably return this evening wild
Waggoner, who will be placed in jail to await the
next sitting of tbe Circuit Court in this! eUji
Advertisement is a Gxorgia PArxa'. "Fo4
Sale. Negroes, Bacon, Flour, Corn, Groceries,
&c. Valuable negroes for cash or on time. 40,
000 pounds choice bacon, including sides,1 shoul
ders, and extra bams."
It is not often that we see the necessaries and
luxuries of life jumbled together in more doligtfut
cunfusion negroes, bacon, flour, and othof gro-'
cerios. Tbe descendants of Iltvm and 'Extra!
hams,' jostling each other's 'shoulders' including
'sides.' thi Northern bouskeeper labors under
disadvantage of being unable to procure servants
and sugar at tbe same establishment; but it seems
that at tbe Soutb'oll the cpndonii'ianU of com'orf
and housekeeping' may be found under one ioiiL
X, 1; Timet,
BOSTON, MAY 30, 1860.
Mr. Garrison : Sir 'donor to whom honor is
due' is a sentiment all approve ; bat, suppose ibe
reverse should happen i I allude to an incident
that occurred at tbe Methodist Convention now in
session at Buffalo. One day an individual enter
ed the Convention, and tbe entire assembly rose up-'
on their feci, and he was invited to a seat bit thi
platform. Who was this individual so highly hon
ored ? A man who gave bis name to a certain,'
document known as the Fugitive Slave Bill, and
who, by a very short sentence, could have killed
tbe bill to wit, Millard Fillmore I As tb'i's faot
was duly' reported in tb'e papers, but excited no'
comment, I thought t would oall your attention to
the same. Geo. ft; simons;
Stolen Negroes, Tbe Washington Aorreapon
dent of the Evening Post says ;
"African slaves or stolen negroes are poor-'
ing so rapidly upon us that ths watch-Jogs of th
treasury are getting alarmed at tbe prospeoU.
Southorn demoorats will, if possible, defeat the"
appropriations for returning those wretched beings
to Africa. What tbe object is no one can say, for
certainly the government will not relinquish ths)
negroes to the slaveholders, or 'put them up lor
sale, if tbe appropriation is not made. They will
simply be kept on' efponee till another CougreasT
docs' made the necessary appropriation."
The seventsan-year locust have appeared with
in tbe past three or four dajs' In vast nu'oibjrs , in)
the vicinity of Washington, D, C,
The steamer Josephine, suppossd to te 41 sarsi
was seised in New York by the jSarshals, oa Men-'
day night, and ber oaptain put under arrest.
Milwaukee has a Street Kail Aosd la ope
The Atlanta (ka.) Confederacy wermlj wns.'
demns tbe return to Africa of tbe negroes l'
taken from slavers and brought into" tbt Soafttfdtw