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BENJAMIN S. JONES, EDITOR.
'NO UNION WITH SLA YEIIOLDEIiS."
ANN PEARSON, PUBLISHING AGENT.
VOL. 15. NO. 46.
SALEM, COLUMBIANA COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 1SG0.
WHOLE NO. 768:
The Anti-Slavery Bugle.
B; tbe following extracts, indicative of the
'manner in which Sumner's speech i received by
'lh South, l( ma; be reasonably concluded that it
'touched a loi spot.
From the Nashville Union and American.
This lofafYiOa'My notorious Massachusetts Sena
tor bas ngaio atta'cked in the most titter nnd vi
tuperative manner the legality and murulit; cf
SlaveholJing in the Southern States. Tbe Kansas
peeonol air. oomnor in me spring 01 .oou was
ol suon it character as to excite tne attestation 01
true man in tho South. Tho base misrepro-
ol Sjuthcrn lifo and tho personal attack
on the aged Senator frurrt South Carolina (Jud)48
Botler) ia bit absence, contuined in Mr. Sumner's
peeoh, caused Col. Preston S. Brooks to inflict
t severe chastisement upon tlie Aooi'iion sifinder.;
r. bumner s cowardice was only equaled uy Ins'
mendacity. He meanly crept from the Semite
Chamber to bave bis raw bide licked by the
tongues of his fellows in infamy. In Ii is choice,
'To reign is worth ambition, though in Hell."
Tbe Bill to admit Kansas as a State, oumes before
the Senate, and Mr. Sumner jumps at the chance
to beslobber it wih the saliva of bia hatied
lavery. Mr. Sumner was itching to be kicked,
and bitter will be his disappointment that bis nose
is not to be honored by the twitch of a gentle
From the New Orleans Crescent.
In a speech characteristic of the man, with ell
of bit uld faults of bombast and pictension, ho has
declaimed in the Sunato agaiust what he calls the
'barbarism of slavery.'
For this extraordinary language we are glad to
tee tbat Sumner wag properly rebuked by Senator
Chestnut. 'After ranging over Europe,' sajs Mr.
Chestnut, 'cneaking through the buck doors of
English aristocrocy and fawning at their feet, vhis
slanderer of States and men had reappeared in
n' Senate. He had hoped, after the punishment
be had received for his former insolence-, tbe Sena
tor would bave learned propriety hut be bad
reached all bis former vulgarities and mendacity.
He was not inclined to indict further punishment
upon a man who hud gone howling through the
tvurld.yelpin out volumes of .-lander 1'
Such was the terribleinvective which the suc
ossior of Judge Butler ponred out Upon the head
cf the Massachusetts calumniator.
It is a cao simply of n m tu no, not of a man.
but of a creature in tbe shape uf a man wo ab
solutely glories and triumphs in reaching the
tery lowest bottom uf personal degradation.
From the Charleston Courier.
Sumner is evidently a disappointed dastard
bitterly disappointed, in not receiving a renewing
touch of gutta percha or bamboo, which be no
needs to reinstate his political prominence.
He has inQn'ne resources in cunning and cow
ardly oxpedionts. and if the Southern gen.leuien.
who are compelled by duty to sit in tho chamber
defiled by bis pestilent presence, or to nicit him
in tbe public ways of Washington, d not keep
themselves in constant vigilance, Sonuier will yet
surprise somo uf them into bestowing the eagerly
coveted caning or kicking. No Senator from
South Carolina can hereafter stoop to reply to
Chirles Sumner, anu no representative will have
occasion to give him new notoria y. Lot him re
main in the solitude of his own irremediable and
ineffable infamy. If out of the Sonate, the crea
ture crawls ia the way of anySouthern gentleman,
let it b put aside with the least possible applica
tion cf shoe leather. m
From the N. O. Picayune.
Mr. Charles Suuuier, of Massachusetts, has
made in the Senate of the United States, the
grand demonstration on the subject of slavery,
whioh it has evidently been the tnsk of his life to
prepare in the most effectual form, since the cane
of Preston Brooks left his stripes upon bis person
fur the malignity of his former publia inveotive
against the men and tha society of tbe Southern
He went into tbeS. nato to deliver the most furious
ly bitter and malignant tade against slavery and
elaveholding, against the slave States of this Uuion,
and tbe slaveholders of those States, which bas
ever been uttered in tills country by a man above
tbe standard of Fred Douglass or Garrison,
bours he continued to pour out ell the hoarded
sentment of bis heart, in a strain ot insult
which the abusiveoess which stung Mr. Brookn
into the imprudence of cheating him iuto notorie
ty was dulcet commonplace.
Tbe Soutborn Senators sat in contemptuous si
lence while this railing Abolitionist unpacked his
his heart of its foul passions and his brain of the
oowholesome load of revengeful thoughts.
From the Missouri Democrat.
Monday Ust Senator Sumner broke the long si
lence, which tbe murderous assault, committed
on biro four years ago, compelled him to maintain
at tbe? peril of bis lifo. Uprisen from tbo dead.s
il were, be lays tbe fitst offerings of bis resuscitat
ed eaergies and geuics on tbe altar of that cause,
fot tbe advocaoy of which be was so cruelly strick
en down. . No feeling of revengo finds a lurking
dace in bis breast. His wrongs oontribute
waters cf bitterness to the mijestio tide of bis elo
quence. On the contrary, bis speech is, imbued.it
is easy to see, with tho noblest sentiments of mag-'
nanjmity and charity. He divests tbe question
whioh be discusses of all peronlity, declaring
tbit vengeance belongs to the Lord alone. The
allusion to bis dead enemy, characterized, as it
by delicacy and solemnity of sentiment, could on
ly emanate from ante and loft; nature.
From the St. Louis Bulletin.
MR. SUMNER'S HOWL.
Anjthio like an . elaborate oritioiitn of
tumuer's b"iHinK"ii!'t would of eouree la
spaoo too greatly, nor would it be neosssary. II
deals only in denunciation and blasphemy. In
ranoor, in falseness, in deliberate and wholesale
calumny, Mr. Sumner has in this production fur
excelled all his former ravings. Without the dra
tnatio power of Undo Tom's Cabin,' ii has all the
malignity, perversion and open mendacity, ot a
book which bas done so much to bring about a
disastrous and perhaps fi-tal sootionalimu at homo,
and to ilandor tbe whole American, name abroad.
From the Baltimore American.
remarkablo powers, eloquent nnd learned
nlonom,ltliao. ia hU deliverances upon the slave
rer; rj ,1Ul!8tiou ll0 K0e8 flir bejond Snloi!e,( Beu Juhn
sentations euI1 or Congreve in indecency. For four mortal
luurs ,e poureJ out tho unclcoo stream and if
. wa had occupied a scat in that august body, wo
' luUj 1RT(J muffled up our face within our man-
We give the 'goutleiuau from Massachusetts'the
first place, because be is undoubtedly without a
peer in Washington or any where else. A man ot
Aud then tho only fit
reply would have been tho last words of Cccsar :
"El tu Pruts I"
(j0, wniie 10 ran bis muck.
[From the Petersburgh (Va) Express.]
That embodiment of all that is disgusting and
contemptible in r.iunhood that 'iucaruiuioti,' as
j he wns justly called by Senator Chcetnut, of 'uial
tj.ice, mendacity and cowardice,' the notorious
j Charles Sumner, who disgraces alike the Senate
ate chamber hideous with his foul and loathsome
of the United State?, the Commonwealth of Massa
chusetts, tho Continent of North Amotion, and tho
form of humanity, bits again vomited forth one of
those ini-ffublo depraved concoctions of his, w hich
it is an abuse of language to dignify with the
name of a 'speech.' Oo Monday be made tbe Sen
sputtering, and the wonder is how any decont
member managed to sit five minutes under tie
sounds of bis vuico ns they must have roocmbled
thn tnutterings of a fiend in the pit more than the
modulations of a tongue touched with the sympa
thies and instincts of ordinary morality.
From the Baltimore Patriot.
The United States Senate was yesterday sub
jected to the infliction of a harangue from Mr.
Sumner, of Massachusetts. His theme, of course,
was tho vilification of those Stales which still re
tain the institution of African slavery, and vitu
peration against those citizens who are the hollers
Some persons had supposed that the only good
effect which could result from tbe outrage perpo-
j truteJ upon this individual, somo years ogn, (which
temporarily caused him to be considered a martyr,
and fc'iuHo his reflection to the Senate.i would be
the silence it would secure from him, and tbe re
lief, tit least durirg that time, to the Senate and
the country. But now that bulletins ir. regard to
the etiito of his health are no longer paraded, and
his n hereabout and wanderings have lost all in
terest, he must needs do something U show he
still lives. And the surest wu; was tho one which
had ulrcaly succeeded, which had secured to him
a notoriety throughout tho land as the most malic
ious vituperative, and soundly thn.ebed man upon
the fl or of the Semite.
From the Louisville Democrat.
SPEECH OF SUMNER.
This is a marvelous pruducliun; both in sub
stance aud in length. The author bus spent the
last fout years in its composition, and conned over
all that could bo said in the smoothest and most
insulting inanue. againet clatery Und slavehol
ders. Alter reading it we excused Brooks for
whipping him. We dJhTthink any uther appro
priate answer could bo given, except silent con
tempt. Tbe delivery of s-uch a timdo in such a
place proves the author destitute ot taste and judg-mi-tit
und of the common instincts uf a genilemau.
His facts brought up to disparage Southern men
ure over balanced by this ouc speech made by it
Ireo State man in the Senate. No Southern man
was over guilty ut such an outrage uu ducency, as
this man Si inner, the Senator from Maseacuu
He talks about freedom of speech. Because we
hold to freedom of speeoh, we are not required
to listen to every blackguard who chooses td dis
grace bis mantRud by his vulgarity. Tbe disgus
ting ribaldry uf tho rutti.ia wo oau sol down tu
passion; but the elaborate effusiuns of malice flow
truui a low iustiuct, incapable of robtraiut, and in
competent to leel its depravity.
From the Louisville Journal.
We have always thought it a shame that the
Democratic and Abolition parties of Massachu
setts amalgamated and sent Charles Sumner to tbe
United Stales Seuate, but that's no reason wb; we
should nut denuunce tha brutality ol Senator
Chestnut's remarks in reply to bis late speech.
We do not think that any gentleman, though we
bave hither thought Mr. Cuesnut one, could bave
been guilty of sueb remarks. If tbe South Caro
lina Senator was anxious to denouuee aud grossly
insult some abulition member of Congress fur an
anti-slavery speeoh, be certainly knew a guod
man; vi them who bad made far coaiserand bttter
er and more ferucious ones than tbat of tbe Massa
chusetts Senator. Mr. Chesnut spoke of Mr.
Sumner as a coward, and we bave no sort of doubt
that bo was perfectly sincere in bis opinion. He
meant tu be discreet in 'he selection of the object
of bis attuck. He didn't like tbe thought of being
a cracked Cbesnut.
Run Away Sun.-Mr. Ilollis, jom Boone
oouniy Ky., was in tbe city ysterda; ia search
of a runawa; negro, who has been missing since
Mondav, and wbo, be states, be believes to bave
been enticed awa; by a book pedlar, who was
about thfl premises tbs Satnrda; previous. No
tidings, however, could be obtained of tbe abscon
ded cbattle and effects, and Mr. Uollis returned
hsme satisfied tbat be has been passed through
upon tbe underground raihoan. Cincinnati Com-
mereial, Jn 2.
JOHN MITCHELL ON AMERICAN POLITICS.
The Milwaukee Free Democrat brings us tho fol
lowing, which is of interest as showing tho latest
phase uf the vagaries of its biillittnt author. It
appears that ha is a beliover in free labor for tbe
North, and disunion fur tbe South :
LETTER FROM JOHN MITCHELL.
CHICAGO, June 10, 1860.
To the Editor of the Free Democrat.
In the Free Democrat of the 7th, I observe yon
do me tho Justice to repel, ia my behalf, an idea
which you say prevuilsd :i your city, namely that
I came to tho Northwest uu the present occasion,
under color of lecturing about European affaire 'to
make political harangues for the benefit of the
Democratic Party.' If tho persons who entertain
such suspicion came and listened to my lecture,
they must have been undeceived. Be assured, al
so, that if I undertook to 'stump' Wisconsin at
all, it wo'jll bo for anvthing else rather than tbe
j Democratic party.
For three years I have been laboring in my
sphere of journalism, to break up tbat party, and
i hope not ultoge'her without effect. There is no
Democratic party now, that I em aweto of; it
was kept alive for years longer than it bad any
right id live, !;.y the generous zoal und attachment
of the Irish-horn citizens of Northern States, who
loved it for the traditions and associations of its
vigorous prime. It is impossible any longer to
belong to a party which is dead and gone, tho soul
having gone out of it, and the very body torn from
limb to limb. If I h id any credit with my foMow-
countrymen, 1 should exhort them to seek new
combinations to isolate themselves no longer as
the 'Iri-h vote' to merge in the several organiza
tions of their fellow citizons, and be guided in all
publiu affairs by their own views uf right and the
pulitical interest of the commuoity in which they
live. For example. I t-hould wish to see Irish cit
izens of Northern States acting with the party
whioh desires a protective tariff for home industry,
and also the largest possible extent of territory
for free labor. If tho South felt aggrieved, as well
sbo may, she hn her remedy.
I know that Irish citizens have avoided freesoil
isui and protection, because they felt that such
doctrines and measures are unjust to the South
and injurious to Southern rights in this Union ;
and so, to protect those rights they have voted
hitherto against their own obvious industrial inter
ests. Tbey may as well give up that generous
strugglo. It is too late ; the South cannot be sav
ed in trie North, nor by the North, and must either
save herself or go unsaved.
If tho Republican party had nominated Mr.
Seward, their great Statesman, leader and Creator,
most of the Northern Irish perhaps nearly all.
would. certainly have eupported him ; buund tu
tiiui as they are by his uniform vindication uf their
rights as citizens even sometimes against his own
party. Ou the other hand, Irishmen dwelling
South, will, I presume, most generally be d i -ci plea,
(as I am myself) of Mr. Yancey, of Alabama.
Mr. Sewaid is right in assorting that there is an
irrepressible conflict, and Mr. Yancey is right in
admitting and accepting that fact, with a view of
ending said conflict in the easiest way namely, by
Dissolution of tho Confederacy. Your obedient
THE COLORED MAN'S CATECHISM.
Tho Synod of Mississippi has publ't hed '11 cate
chism for the religions instruction of the colored
people ;' in which tho following questions and
answers occur :
Q. Are not tha servants bound td obey their
A. Yes, the Bible exhorts scrrauts to be obe
dient tu their masters, and to please them in all
things, not answering ngaiu.
Q. If a master be unreasonable may the slave
A. No. the Bible says, 'Servatlts bo subjoct to
your masters with all Tear, not only to the good
and gentle, but ulsu to the froward.
Q. What docs the Biblo say to servants on this
A. They are to obey, not with eye srrvico to
men-pleasers, but as the servants of Chri-t.
Q. If servants suffer unjustly, what are they a
A. They most bear it patiently.
Q. Ought sorvants to rebel against the authori
ty of their musters ?
A. No, it is a sin against God and man.
Q. Should servants ever run away T
A. No, if they do, thoy sin against God and
Q. How do you know Ibis ?
A. The Bible tell us tbat the Apostle Paul
found a servant who run away from bis master,
aud he sent him home.
Q .Why did not Paul conceal bim.that bo might
be free 1
A. Because he would not make religion a cloak
That will do I This is certainly tht) pursuit of
religiun under difficulties.
Arret rot Circulating . Ikcekoiart Docu
ments. J. B. Brown, a resident of this oouuty,
was arrested yesterday at the Long Bridge, on a
warrant issued by Justice Noah Druniulond, 00 a
uharge of circulating the Helper book and other
incendiary doeuinerits. He was brought to this
city by a police offioer specially despatched for the
purposo, assisted by a citizen of the cuunty, and
tukeu before Justice Price, wbo committed biui to
juil in default uf $2,000 bail. Brown was a dele
gate to tbe Wheeling and Chicago 'Republican'
Conventions, abd voted for Fremont in 185S. He
has been suspected for some time of entertaining
sentiments inimical to tbe South, End cf circular
ting inoendiar; documents, and when arrested
had about bis person reveral copies of the Helper
book and other publications of similar character.
Alexandria ( Fa.) Guzette, June 6,
Wo laugh heartily lo tee a wholo flock of sheep
jump because one does so, Perhaps superior beings
laugh heartily at us for exactly tbe ssm-e reason.
THE MOTHER OF PRESIDENTS. THE
MARKET FOR NEGROES.
In the Cincinnati Commercial we find tha ful
lowing description of the great slave mart at
Richmond, Ya., the Capital of that State which
ostd to boast of the Presidents she gave to the na
tion. We are not directly concerned in the operations
of the negro market, but some of tbe figures and
foots may be of general interest. The slave trade,
then, is carried un at this point with a vigor un
known in any other mat ket ia the wurld. There
is no city or depot in Asia, or on the shores of
Africa, or in the islands of tho seas, where lo
many slaves are annually sold, as in this place. I
dm informed that t-.e average talus are nearly a
thousand por week. This may bo an exaggera
tion, but certainly tho sales are vory large, and
amount to twenty or thirty thousand nt least per
year. Ihoro are often, in busy seasons, as many.
as two hundred sold per day. One portion of the!
town is dovottd almost exclusively tu negro jails
and auction bouses. Passing along one of the j
principal streets, you look down a small valley, '
full of two story houses, surrounded by big walls,
you observe that tho varand is aud walls are well
white washed, and that there is an air uf extreme !
abuut them; but they ate negro pens. I
Here it is a matter of policy to treat tbe oeitroes
well, to give them plenty to eat, und to dress
them neatly, and make them cheerful- Tbey sell
better when in tine condition. From tbe stteet of
which I speak, tbat commands a view of the ne-
gru pens, you can see tho high-walled yards and
the white washed porches, swarming with little
niggers, capering abuut like monkeys, while the
nero men and women are some lolling at eao,
listlessly, and others pacing up and down like
wild beasts in cages.
Tbe sale rooms arc lo ated near each other oo
Franklin street, wi'.hiu half a square of tbe prin
cipal hotel. They arc, however, in a portion of
the towu unfrequented by any persons except tbe
nogro aud burse traders uud are in the imme
diate vicinity if the livery and ealo stables, with
which they ure mixed as il a common business
were dune. Passing down the street jou see
abuut half a dozen red flags hanging out. I
think there are eight auction rooms in sight at
once.. Upon the u.igs are pinned notices ot the
sales that are to tako place the hour (ten id tbe
morning is tbe hour when tho principal sales
tuke (.luce) and the number of negroes to be
sold. .-There are such notices as this : 'Ten very
Iike14ne.1tri.jes men, women, and children to be
suld hi morning.' Tbo rooms are large and airy,
l'he floors are sprinkled with clean w hile sand
Irutn the sea-side. There are plenty of benches
and aim chairs for the accommodation of custo
mers. There is a table in the centre uf tbo room
hioh tbo negroes mount when they are to bu
suld. Louking iuto one ol theso rooms you will
usually see before the sale hour a party uf negroes
quietly seated on a beech. The moment you enter
a ruw uf glittering eyes are fastened with singu
lar intensity upun your face. The negroes are
studying yuu to soa how they would liko to have
jou for u master, i.cid if they think they would
like you, they try, poor creatures, tu look as pleas
ing 6.8 they can. . And it requires somo nerve in
one not bred among slaves to regard so suggestive
a spectacle without emotion. I vi.Ued 0110 of
these places this moriiii'g while u ealo uf a lut
lor the recording clo-tk. The bidding was lively;
negroes from Delaware was progressing. The
room was on tho coiner uf a street uu u side hill.
Tho basement was occupied by a coffee-house
called tho 'Washington House.' The sale-room
was very largo jay (oriy feet by twouty-fivc, with
tide tipurtuletiis for tho slaves, and a back office
uearly a hundred men were present. A consider
able number uf regular tlave traders buying for
the New Orleans and other markets; and South
ern planters competing (or the choice articl-s. A
very likely young negress, black as a coul was on
.the stand with tho auctioneer who was a young
m m, woll dressod and with as ileasaut a face
you wish to see, swinging a newspaper by
way of a hammer iu his
neatly drested. She bad
band. The girl was
ou a bri.liint calico,
wiih shitiiug patent leather belt, aud ber shoos
were new and ber stockings white. She did not
appear lo be .loused with her conspicutty, but
was iu a decided guy huunr, nnd her bearing
was us jaunty as that ut a heifer in a woods pas
ture. She was directed to got down abd walk
across the flour rapidly, to show the gentlemen
that she was, us the auctioneer said, 'well built
iruiu the ground up.' She walked iu a way tbat
she intended ehuuld be fascinating, and that pro-1
voked the sulile of tbe by-stut.ders. The auc-1
stated that she was 'u good one,' or
know them when he saw them; and
thought be ought tu know 'em by that time. An
lellow from Alabama directed her to come
biiu and opes her uiuuih and stick uut ber tongue.
She obeyed, and her teeth were as pure as dia
monds, her tongue and gums red as a cat's; and
her mouth passed inspection with favor. The
planter examined her arms tu see bow she
muscled, and she displayed her leg nearly to
knee, that be might be satit-fied it was all right.
When she turuod abuut be pressed bis thumbs
neavily upon her shoulder blades; aud as this did
not trouble her with cuughing or wheezing,
evideuoe of her soundness was considered conclu
sive. The auctioneer expatiated upon ber many
excellencies precisely as if she was a first class
filly, and assured all present that upun bis honor,
flue a girl as she was, she was not thirteen years
uld. There were, be sa d, 'a few wbipmarks upon
Ur,' but ihcy did not hurt ber a bit. She bad
boen fractious at times, but was a good, biddable
girl. He was rather disposed, I think, to reflect
upon ber master for having bestowed tbo whip
marks. As she did not luuk vicious, she sold well.
When I entered, the auctioneer was crying 'ouly
niue hundred and twenty -five.' She brought, with
hard work on the part of tbo auctioneer, eleven
hundred and twenty dollars, I believe, tfhen
sold, sbe sailed o9 to thecleik, wbo was to band
ber over to her new master, wilb an air of com
plsoono; and lomoibicg liko a mischievous gri
mace. lb DBit tale' was tbat of a light mulatto girl
who was warranted 'healthy and sound, end title
good.'. The auctioneer said of ber, tu excuse her
dis)al appearance, tbat 'she had been crying all
the morning,' and be mentionnd as an item that
would invreaso her Value, that she was 'seven
month gone in pregnancy with ber first child.'
He also stated that she was not yet sixteen years
of ago. She was intelligent in appsnranoe, and
rather protty. liar bearing wa that of extreme
depression. There was nol'iing of the lovity and
enjoyment of her momentary importance that bad
buoyed up her predeoossor, on 'ho stand. When
tidd lo get down and walk, she moved about slow
ly, and in a dejected manner, yet not without
something uf native graco that was pleating. She
would only open her mouth a li'tle, when told to
do so, aud the bnyeis had to pull up her lips with
their lingers, While on tho stand, toward the
close of the bidding, she was struggling to sup
press sobs, and the toars wero dropping down her
cheeks. She sold for 1,200.
Next camo up a boy oiuo years of age, a quite
likely fellow, jet black, with beautiful teeth, and
great, glittering, rolling eyes. When the little
fellow stood up on the auction block, a mulatto
attendant stripped off his bIiogs and stockings, and
rolled his trowse'rs up above his knees. The auc
cleanliness tionccr said he was a sound, healthy, first rate
little follow, as 'beautiful a stripper' (that is, hat
fino development of mus-
Thero was 'not a scar on
a clear skin and a
cle.i) as ho ever saw.
him,' and 'he can plow, gentlemen, with onj or
two torses.' He sold for A round thousand dol
lars; and there was an appearance of pleasure
land vanity in his expression, at the fact that be
had sold for so much money.
A boy about the same size followed. This fel
low bad a sertr on his left shin, said to have been
occasioned by 11 burn, and though the auctioneer
declared the scar did nut amount to anything, and
the boy was as goud a one as could bo found, and
sound as a dollar, tie only Drought a little over
eight hundred dollars. Next, was a young, sturdy
mulatto fellow 'Healthy and sour.d, gentlemen,
and title good we'll warrant him ourselves a
good farm hand. See how be is built, will you T
there's o good 1, and thero's an arm for you.
Look at his hand, geutlemen.' And be had, suie
enough the horny hand and the honest face of a
'good farm hand.' Thero was soon a spirited con
test omong tho bidders. I saw at once by his
eyes,(the only features that wero cxpressivo at the
moment, for he assumed to be indifferent.) that
there was one of the bidders into whoso li.nd be
hoped to fall. TUi a cliveir, cood-bumured
looking planter, and tlie bidding goiug up by tens
and fives, finally narrowed down between him and
a ratber ill favored professional trader. The boy's
eye would twinkle with pleasure whenever the
planter would gn five dollars mure oh him, and
when he was cullol up to him, ho stated that he
was 'a good boy, masser.' The bidding was doubt
ful, nnd I became dt-eply interested, and was sin
cerely gratified when the auctioneer announced
that ho was 'gone three times,' which Is the clinch
ing (hrase, to tho man he wanted for a mast;r
to whom ho had so besceeohingly said he was 'a
good boy,' ami the pojr fellow jumped down from
tho block with alacrity, picket! up his shoes, and
made his way to the back room in high spirits. I
could go on with the report of the sale, but do not
wish to givi too niurjh apaoe to a description of ihe
ol'isluvo market, though t am awnre that it wool 1 in
terest a 1 irge olas of readers more than anything
tl-e. There were half a d tied other sales goinj
on at the same time, and tho auctioneers all toll-
iny, the boit stories they could of their wares. I
will take leave of the subject by observing that
all the hetroes oxpofieJ for Stile wete drossed, not
! only with decency, but in many cases with deci
ded nicety. I noticed, particularly, ot.e company
of little negro children, who reminded me of the
way the best dressed children used to look at the
country Sabbath schools. The little boys wore
red vests with class buttons, and had on clean
white shirts with black ribbons (or cravats, jockey
' iaekats. striped socks, and high heeled thoes.
The little prls, however, were more fantastic than
Sunday Bchool girls in the rural districts. One,
not ten veare old. bad a low neckod dress and
hooped skirt, and tho white Btucking was light nnd
tidy about the ankle, while tbe shoes wero patent
gentleman remarked that it was 'inevitable' and
'that the chances were a negru who was sold wuuld
get a better master than he parted with Tor
test class uf masters were not in the habit of soli
tioueer be ing. Still the negro has very strong local uttacli
didu't he ' ments, and thu Virginia negro Hold South sings
1 forever in his heart if not w ith his lips, tho plain
old 1 01 live melody, '0 carry me back to Old Yirgiuia.'
I They think being sold to Georgia is about equiva-
This nctrro selling busirless is, its geutleaien
hhrn who tallied with rrio on the subject said, 'one
of the most unpleasant tho most unpleasant
the features of the peculiar institution.' But
lent to being sent straightway to bell.
We don't know who is responsible for tbe fol
lowing items, nor do we touch for their literal
, truth. Each must judge of tneir creuioiiii;
EVERETT'S LETTER-BUNKER HILL-BONNER-DOUGLAS.
Everett bas at length written a letter defiling
his position published in the 5lt. Ternon column
of the Lodger of this week. Ha endorses tbe
Baltimore platfotm so fur as it goes, but regrets
the omission in it of any reference to Lexington,
Bunker Hill.Yorktown, the Monument or the Mt
Yernnn Fund. These are living Issues, be says,
Which be wilt not see ignored. He consonts
run however, with ibis ens condition, vii:
every person voting for him shall, at the same
timo, contribute ten cents to the 'Mt. Vernon
Fuud,' a'nd at an inducement, ho offers to bave
Ledger sent one yeur to every persons') voting.
Clubs of twenty, only fits ceuts. It will
needless for me to say tbat tho lotter you
hava teen in tbe pablio prints, purporting to
been written b; tbe polished young statesman
nebular, is a spurious oonoeru. Some think it
written hy Washington !fuatas poak.'
Bonner, Cobb (Sjtvanus, jr ,) Duntlinej Emer
son Bennett, and others are hero, working for him.
It Is saij they will fenenl him for nomination
with certainty i f success, both at Richmond ana
Baltimore. Then if Hamlin withdraws, as Lin
culn undoubtedly will, as soon as be learns the
unanimity with which the Little Giant id received
at Baltimore, Richmond, and everywhere, tbe
course will be clear, and Douglas and Everett will
go in without any opposition ; E pluribui unuoi
MASON'S COMMITTEE 'SATISFIED'.
Senator Mason says bis Committee are satisfied;
an outraged Senate has been vindicated. Still bl
would be glad to know what Hyatt don't know.
Thn information would be of infinitely more ser
vice to the country, tbsn what Gov. Wise does
know. Tho Committee was never designed to
find out what mea know, but what the; don't
It is understood that G . Wise will voluntarily
g3 before the Covodo Committee at an earl; day;
und disclose fully how be overcame end bunfc old
John Brown, aiM how he scared tho Black Repub
lican myrmidons and devils who wete about in
vading his State hjw be conquered a peace and
saved the Union from impending destruction. He)
has recently written a letter on tbe subject, which
he closes with this truly eloquent sentence : 'Sew
ard had his Oreoley Buchanan his Forney tht
Puss of Thermopylae had its Leonidas, and Har
per's Ferry has its living hero in the person of an
Ex-Govorner whom itijdesty forbids me to met.,
WAS IT AN ANTI-SLAVERY TRIUMPH?
Tbo Chicago Press Prees Bad Tribune, in com
menting upon the late action lit the Metliodisi
Episcopal General Conference on Slavery, appear
to bave fallen into an error. It syeaks of the new
chapter relating to slavery, adopted by the Confer
onco, as 'a radical change, covering tbe whole
ground, and by the construction given to tbe dis
cipline, souuriug, it wuuld seem, tho same result
ibat would have been arrived at by tbe obabge Cf
Rule whioh the Conference refused.'
Now the real effect of the change appears to oa
precisely the reverse. Instead of the new chapter
being more anti-slavery than tbe old. it is praoil
cally far less so. Here are the tto chapters; side
by side : ,
THE CHAPTER AS IT STOOD
THE CHAPTER AS IT STOOD THE CHAPTER AS NOW
be done for the eittrp
tion uf the evil of slave
Ans -We declare that
we are as much as ever
convinced of the great
evil uf slavery ; there
fore, no slaveholder shall
be eligiole to any utlioial
station in our church
hereafter, where the
laws of the State in
which he lives will ad
mit of emancipation, und
permit the liberated
slave to enjoy freedom.
2. When any travel
ing preacher becomes an
ownor of a slave or
slaves, by onj trien,he
shall forfeit his tiiiiiiste-
rial character in our
Church, unless he exe
cute, if it be practicable,
a legal emancipation ut
such slaves, conforma
bly to the State in which
3. All our preachers
shall prudently enforce
upon mir menioers ids
necessity ol teaching
their (.laves to read tbe
word of God ; and to al
low them limo to attend
upon tho public worship
of God on our regular
divs of l ivine service.
Quest. What shall ba
ddtie tor lb sxla-iiii
of the evil uf slavery f
Ans. Wo declaro
that we are as much at
ever cunvinced of tbo
great evil uf slavery?
We believe that the buy
ing, selling, or holding
of human beings a
chattels, is contrary to
laws uf God and fea
ture, inconsistent with
the Golden Rule, and
with that rule id oilr
Disoiplirle which ro
quiies all who desire to
continue among us, 'to
do no barm, and to avoid
evil of every kind.' Wo
admonish ollour preach- :
era and people lo keep
themselves pure from
this great evil, and lo
seek its extirpation by
all lawful and Cbrlstlstt
Now we do not think any one can fail to see:
1st That the old chapter excludes from ofeoial stai
tion in the church nil slaveholders who can IRalJ
emancipate their slaves, while the new obapter
provides for no such exclusion.
2d, That the old chapter forbids traveling
preachers to hold slaves, while the new dontaln'l
ho such prohibition. , , . ,. .
3d, That tho old chapter inculcates the neoeesi-
of ty of teaching htaves to read the bible and attend
a church, while the new chapter does not.
In short; the adoption uf this' new chapter is, to
all intents and purposes, a recession from" t't'e frith".
antf-slavery ground hetolofure occupied, since tho
new chapter contains, at tho very utoiost, nothing
bu. on admonition against elaveholding, while tho
uld contains substantial legislation against ft.
This view is confirmed by the adoption In Con
ference subsequent to the passage of the new chap
ter, uf a resolution doclaring it to be 'a'tlvisorj td
practice, declarative of a principle, and not statu
tory io its nature' So, instead of a rule, of a'otion,
the ohureh has gol rin aWtra'ction', and io plaeo
of a statute, its Discipline bas:beto adorned4 wilb
a 'glittering generality.'
The explanation of this remarkable stato of
things', so widely different front what seems 19
have been apprehended by tbo ultra antt-tla'very
portion of the Conference, is perhaps to besought"
in the following airuutnstances. . Tbe nsw rule,'
which was rejected, contained the whole pith and
iuarr6'w "f the change Bince it directly prc.'ulbiteoT
slave holding by members of the Methodist C&u'roh'.
This rule, bad il passed, would have rendered no-;
necessary any mure emphatio declaration against
the institution in tbe chapter. But tho rule bav
in fallen t the ground, the chapter was pot ooly
useless without it, but, as is easil; seen, il was aa -abaudo'nrneut
ot already existing prohibitions (
alu've holding, in tha Disc'mline.
If the fiiendi of the majority report bad
possessed' of a. discretion at ail proportioned, to
their teal, i'c is not probable thsy would harve tot
ed for that report, after ii had beta OiVrii'stsd of
lbs vital principle. A It is, thsy appear Johato
unreflsotingly assisted in ooiiifittirig, Ibo Churoa
to a backward diovenient, uwltr the del'mHoo' thaT
they were lea ling il in a forward ono. Tho opjb
nentt of rigid anii.sht.ery tiewe have (jainadf i
substantial triurnph'. Whstbs this is o'win jf Id Ibo
fact thai 'the children of tbo world are visor ts)
their generation than tho children of light,' diet
noJ Vevbre its lo deeld'e. Cin. Conmtrtiah