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BENJAMIN 3. JOXES, EDITOR,
"oVf) fA'O.V WITH SLA VEUOLDEliS.
ANN PEARSON, PUBLISHING
VOL. 1G. NO. 2.
SALEM, COLUMBIANA COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 1SG0.
fyilOLE NO. 7T&
The Anti-Slavery Bugle.
S?ft will be seen from the following from the
Cincinnati Commercial, that not one of the four
political parties in an'i-slavery. The most that
can be said is, that the Republican is aati-slsvcry
THE ATTITUDE OF PARTIES TOWARD
What is practically tho distinctive idoa of each
of the four parties now dividing the country, with
regard to tlte great question of slavery? This
an inquiry of much present interest to every voter,
since the progress of slavery is really the most
vital question in our politics, and it is manifest1
that we shall have no peace in the nation until thisj
question is settled, and settled right.
We will begin with the Bell and Everett party,
arrogates to itself the title claimed by men
all parties and of no party of tho special
of the Constitution and the Uuion. The
idea of the Bell-Everett party respcoting slavery
is to have no ida at all. They prefer to ignore
the whole question. They deliberately shut their
eye's and 'go it blind.' Should they get possession
of the government, tbey have no defined policy to
pursue on this, or any other question. Tbey have
reversed the good old riioYto of the purits in poli.
tics 'Principle, nut mon,' and eo in for men. not
principles. ' But they forget, (or ignore) the fact
that, in our republic, it is not possible to elect men
to the Presidency, without electing their principles
along with them. Our Chief Magistrate has it
bis power, through tho enormous patronage of tho'
government, and other well known influences, to
ehnpo not only the legislative, but the judicial
notion of the government to An almost indefinite
extent. If the administration is for slavory exten
ion, slavery will be extended. If the administra
tion is against a Homestead Law, no Homestead
Law will be enaoted. And so wo may go through
tbe whole clrelo of questions of public policy, and
we shall find tbe influence of tho Executive; almost
omnipotent, whether 16 procure by patroiingo, or
to prevent by the veto power, the passage of sue!
measures ae it pleases. We are stating the fact,
cot defining it.
Suppose, then, that the Union Constitutional
. party have elected John Bull, President, (to sup
pose a very remote contingency,) vhat will be
the policy of bis administration' It is idle to talk
of his 'standing by the compromises of the Consti
tution,' and preserving the Uuioh at all hazards.'
These pet hackneys of the ignoring party nre tuo
flimsy coverts and do'dges to blind any discerning
man for a moment. The administration must have
a policy; it cannot exist or a month witho'tit one;
arid the country has a right to know what Mr.
John Bell means by 'tile Constitution' aHd what
he understands by 'the Union,' on which bis
nominators' havo planted him for a platform.
Fortunately, the codhlry is left no longer iu
doubt. By a characteristic indiscretion of Mr.
John Bull himself, we are pld'oed in poeseasbh of
bis doctrine of slavery extension, tie has written
a lo'ter to Mr. Dawson, of Alabama, referring to
his record as a Senator to show where ho now
stands, and conveying to b!m the information thnt
he esteems it the duty uf tho Federal Governiiioni
to protect slavery in the Territories. He donibd
that cither Congress or a Territorial Legislature
-oould rightfully excludo slavery from the Territo
ries, and summed up his creed on tho blatter a?
'Humanity to the slave, no less than justioo to
the master, recommends the polloj of diffusion
and extension into any Territory adapted to bis
Here then is the policy of the Belt and Everett
Administration clearly foreshadowed. 'The Union,
the Constitution, and tbe enforcement of the laws,'
means giving to tbe few slave-holders of the South
tbe unroitrioted right to spread slavery over all
territories now free, and protecting them in
doing, by tbe whole power of tbe Federal Govern
ment. We do not charge that the supporters of this
party in the North are in favor of all this. We
know better. But with alt their power of ignor
ing things, tbey oannot ignore the lael, that the
a,beve is the recently avowed creed of tboir candi
date, and that tbe policy of bis administration
would be distinctively pro-slavery, and consequent
ly adverse to tbe interests of free labor. Ilow any
triad who bas a preference for free labor ever slave
can vole fdr a slavery extending oandidat for tbe
Presidency, we confess urselves ignorant.
Next comes tbe Brockim-idge Democratic party,
wh declare openly and above board, in favor of
the policy whioh Mr. Bell mors quietly entertains.
That whioh Is with birH a settled conviction, to be
communicated to his Southoro friends, tba Breck
inridge men bave erected into a party shibboleth,
and go before the country on it as their oreed.
Slavery bas rights iu tbe territories whioh are
paramount, not only to tbe will of the people of
the territories, bill to the will of tbe nation, In
Congress assembled. Slave property must bs pro
tected at all btard, and the institution must be
planted eeeurelj eveiywhers where it chooses to
go, by tbe strong arm of Fsdsral power. . Tbe
right or -tbe wrong of tbe thing is not in question;
the violence dons to tbe-demooratie priooiple is not
in question; lbs Injury to the interests of free
labor is not id question; lbs opprobrium of spread
ing still further our Cos national weakness and
flisgraee, Is Dot in question; the injury to human
welfare, and the degradation of both ike races is
nut in question. Tbe right Of slavery to-spread
everywhere is the only question, Tbat rigit is
assumed (it ean never be proved) fiom tbt 'com
promises of the Constitution;' and we are coolly
fold that, so matter what the people thiuB, their
lands are tied by 'inexorable logio' to allow the
baseless and impudent claim, tbat slavery is the
paramount law 6f our Republic! According to
this doctrine, a little squad of 300.000 slaveholders
must be suffdred tj dictate law, government, con
stitution and so-siul order to a nation of thirty mil
lions of freemen. This is 'progressive Democracy'
and 'inexorable logic,' with a vengoanoe! How
any mac hut a pretty iargo navenower can anorui
to Commit tho, Inqiorailo folly of voting for this
doctrine, we cannot 8co. The northern mati who
dues it lies not even the poor eiouae of blindness
or Ignorance to offer. A rote for BreckrariJje is
a vote for slavery without mitigation or eubterfug.
Tho third party before the people is the Douglas
Demoorocy. Tliie party prufesscs to base itself,
with regard to the slavery question, upon the lot
alone priueiple. But the profession Is tiot.borno out
in practice; while prelanding to give tho people tho
right to settle the tlavery question with one hand,
Is.ment of this party, have been too ofton exposed in
these columns to need further discussion here.
' Suffice it to say while holding out the heartless
doctrine 'I don't oare w hether slavery is voted
up or voted down,' Mr. Douglas has surrendered
Hie whole principle of popular control over slave-
' ry into the inexorable lianas of the Federal Su
which ! premo Court. This tribunal, which was never in
of tended to eierciao any influence in ehapirg tbo in
friends I stitu'ions of the countrv. and whii-h hn no hi,.i.
eouvernment. To prevent this is now the ruling
it comjiletoiy takes away that right with the other.
I The artful dodges of the great leador and enibodi-
wuaiever io uceiue any political questun, is
made by tho OjiiglaB platform, the eiiprcino ropos-
Hory or territorial sovereignty, and as cverybod y
knows that it is at present the cherished purpose
of llio Supremo Court to fuelor the claims of slave
ry in all possible directions, it is a foregone oonclu
ion that the Douglas doctrine is a slavery-extend
ing docttino, until the constitution of the Cuurt
Such would unquestionably bo tho policy of bis
udminietrati n also, were it uul that happily there
is Dot the remotest chanco of his election. Mr.
Douglas, personally, represents the 'don't care'
principle regarding slavery. He has no prefcr
c'rico for freo labor ovor sluvery. Buth ore to him
cqtially and profoundly indifferent. It is not a
quostion of human rights at all, but, as between
freedom and slavory, ho wishes It distinctly un
derstood that be goes for both. But Mr. Douglus,
politically, represents the doctrino of Supremo
Court sovereignty ever the Territories which is
nothing more ntir loss than an indefinite extension
uf slavory in them, irrespective of tho will of the
inhabitants, or t),e voice if '.ho riuliuD. Whoever
is willing to givo up popular government to the
government of the Supreme Court, w hoevcr dosires
to make nine 6up'crabuhtci old gentlemen dictators
of tho institutions of all future States, whoever, in
abort, is disposed to extend slavery while pretend
ing not to care whether it is ejtonded or restricted,
should vote for Mr. Douglass.
Tho Republican party and their candidates stand
on the firm ground of oppobUion to tho further ex
tension of slavery. It is very true that all shades
of this sentiment of opposition a-ro to be fouud ia
their ranks. From the rlglil restrictive policy by
federal powor, of be ward and Cfadss; to the genu
ino Popular Sovereignty do'ctr.nei of Eli Thayer
audJuhn Hickman, there is quite an interval.
u... i. . .1. - i I. - i ..
uui uuwi wings, anu an mat lie uotween, nre
agreed In one things Me extension op ilabert is (6
be prevented. We have got enough of it now; and
it is best to havo it settled, that no more land is to
be covered with the mischief. It matters not, that
some aro in favor of Wilmot Provuos. nnd the
immediate exercise ol Congressional prohibition,
while others favor leatirg it to tbe unimpeded
action of the people of tho Territories, in full as
aurauoe of the result. All Republicans (we thiuk)
hold that Congress h is tho power to legislate; but
ey differ widely as to tho expediency of its exer
cise lbey are all heartily willing to fto for that
course of policy which will most effectively secure
the result, uben a law of Congress would be a
work of supererogation, when the question is 6ure
to be settled right by the law of emigration, and
freedom fro hi outside hsstruiht of whatever kind.
we presume all Republicans will agree that the
people may be lot alone. This is probubly tbe
condition of our territories at the present time: nor
do we apprehend any danger of the establishment
of slavery in any of them, unless an actively pro
slavery administration obtains possession of the
aim of the Republican organization. We bave
shown that the success of eithor one of the tbreo
other parties would be a triumph of the prinoiple
of slavery extension. Just ns certainly, would
tbe successor Lincoln and Hamlin be a triumph
of tbe opposite prinoiple.
A MODERN POLITICIAN.
.Dennis alias Micbaol Brown, was found, so
says tbe Boston Herald, a few evenings siuoo, in
the streots ol that oily, addressing an imaginary
audience, concerning tbe great principles now ag
itating tbe country. Mr. Brown, after coquetting
with a bottloof whisky, ia usually taken tbat way,
and it was judged by the police tbat Mr. Brown
would be benefitted by complaining of him as a
common drunkard; arid Sending bim to the place
where whisky Is unknown, except on special occa
sions. 'May it please tbe court,' said Mr. Brown squar
ing bis shoulders, as though about to hold forth to
one of bis imaginary audiences, 'would it make
any difference regarding my case, if the court was
informed of my politics V
Tbe oourt looked at Mr. Brown in astonish
ment. 'Hurrah for tbe Little Giant I' shouted Mr.
Brown, witb a keen look at the oourt to notice tbe
effect of the announcement. .
'Two months in tbe House of Industry, 'tbe oourt
Mr. Drown thought bs was on the wrong traok.
He changed instantly.
'Hurrah for Lincoln and Hamlin,' be shouted,
as loud as ever.
'Two months,' repeated the court, not moved
in the slightest by the cheer. I
' Sold again.' muttered Mr. Brown. 'Only one
more ob.noe,' and then be shouted: 'Hurrah for
Bell and Evc:tt, and d if I try again if we nev
er have a Preside.!,'
'Take bim away,' laid ;ie court, 'and stop bis
'This is a mean ou'e-horse town,' muttered Mr.
Crown, 'One such a yell as I "ave would bave sc.
mo free in New lork. and the honor of drinkinir
ira.tirjy with a half a doen of the afdormen. This
j, no. ti,0 cjtT rur , man 0f geuiue. ''
ONE INTERPRETATION OF THE REPUBLICAN
Oen. James Watejn Webb, Editor in chief of the
New York Courier and Enquirer, lay down Lis
oreed as follows t
1st, and 21. The statos bave a right to estab
lish and perpetuate slavery. 3d. Congress cannot
aDolish i,t. 4th. ll cannot be abolished in tbe
District of Columbia without the consent of Mary
land. Cth. The negro is in our judgment, physi
cally, socially and morally, in a letter condition as
a slave in most of the Slave States, tban he would
be in a state of freedom; and therefpro, opposed
as we aro to the Institution, if tbo General Gov
ernment possessed the power and tbe constitution
al right to abolish slavery in tbe Slave States, tre
should earnestly protest against its abolition with
out first providing for the extradition of tho freed
man beyond the limits of the United States. 6th.
While it is tho right of the people of a Slave
State to agitate tho question of Slavory, and to got
rid of tbo liictitutic n as toon us practicable', we
hull! that every attempt on the part of persons not
, , ----j ..... , u.,v. wug uu
"ba.bilan,s o euh State, to Interfere with tho
1 ";"" w uero 11 ,cXa"J constitutionally
! 41'8t8 8 crime against the Union itself; and that
ii is noi oniy a duty or all goot citizens to frown
down any such an attempt, but if necessary,
bear arm, in defence of the right of every State,
to regulatu ita internal affairs as to it may seem
expedient not inconsistent with its duty to th
Constitution and the Union.
And we advocate the election of Lincoln
to the Presidency, because we know that his con
stitutional viows in regard to slavery, are precisely
those we have always advooated. What may be
his abstract notions in relation to the expediency
ot gotting rid of slavery if thore were no constitu
: i i ? . ..
uuuui uurriors in iue way, we do not know, nor
is it our right to enquire. Whit we do know, is
that the intelligent politician who is familiar with
Mr. Lincoln's constitutional viows upon the quos
lion of slavery, and yet pretends that bis election
can under any circumstances, prove injurious to
the Soutj, is a knave who dasignedly mislead bon
ost men and fodters slavery agitation for base and
TO THE TRUE MAN.
Ilu ! children of the brave
Ho ! frcomen of tho land
That stamped into tbe grave
Oppressions bloody band 1
Cunio ou oo me on and joined be we
m To makete fettered bondmanfreej'
or tub Washington Kidnapping. Affair
a-Arrst or tb, Surposxo OrfeDERS. It will
be recollected tbat the town of Washington, in
Fayette couuty of this State, was terribly agitated
on the 27th of Juno, by the kidnapping of John
Marshall, a negro, for several years a resident of
that place. Yestorday, river Policemen Colby and
Cbumley, arrested two biotbers named James and
Thomas liaise, on a charge ol being conoerned in
the abduotion of Marshall. Whatever testimony
the officers have, tbey are very cbarry of commu
nicating, eo that we are unable to designato the
chain witb which tboy hope to fasten the guilt up
on tho accused. Tbe circumstances of tho offence,
as narrated at the time, were these: r
Marshall had been a resident of the place for
five years, and was at t(ie houso of Mr. Thomas
Keys, one mile South uf Washington. O'l tho
morning of the 27th of June, a carriage contain
ing four mon and a boy, (three of whom had reg
istered their names at the hotel as J. G. Andrews,
James Francis and Thomas llope.j drove to tbe
residence of Mr. Koys as tbe family eat ai break
fast. Aftor a severe struggle, tboy succeeded in
getting Marshall into their carriage and drove off
at a furious pace, crossing the river at Maysville.
Great txcitemont prevailed for sometime, and war
rants were issued for the kidnappers, but they
were not arrested. Cm. Commercial.
Stealing FiiEfe Neoros, This baibansm ol
Slavery appears to be carried oh quite extensively
hv virein'ia dealers in human flesh about Alexan
dria. We learn by the Baltimore Clipper that re
cently ten (ree negroes, seven men and three wo
men. were unlawfully abducted from the State of
Maryland and taken to' AlexWdna. Five of the
mon. and three women were sold to go Smooth, and
boing helpless and friendloss were carried off into
life servitude. The Mayor of Alexandria bearing
of tbo outrage, sent a detective to tbe negro jails
of the city, and found two of the abducted men,
who had been left at tbe establishment of Price,
Bireb & Co., for safe-keeping. Proceedings were
instituted, and the two froe men were returned to
Baltimore. 6f course the kidnappers go free of
proper punishment To irginia. Cleveland Lea
Bt.Tbe basis of tbe Anti-Slavery movement is
this an utter and unqualified denial of the infer
nal assumption that man can bold property in
man. For, if slaves are nrorertv. the rights of
property attaoh to them. Tbat wbiob is property
anywhere, is property everywhere. If we concede
the right of the slaveholder to his slave anywhere,
we mast everywhere If in one state, then in all
states' and territories.- Property is property bv
the law of Nature it is not the creature of acci
dental human eoaotment. But tbe slaveholder
holds bis fellow-man by a tenure of fraud and rob
beryby virtue of mere brute foros. Henoe; as
such, be has 'no rights whioh honest men are
bound! to respeot.' True American.
'Go lei a cage, with grates of gold,
And pearly roof, the eagle hold;
Let dainty viands be bis fare,
And give the captive tenderest oare;
But say, in luxury's limits pent,
Find you the king of birds content?
No! oft he'll sound ths startling shriek,
And dash the grates with angry beakl
Precaiious Ireedoni's far more dear
Than all ths pricon's pamp'ring cheer.'
A RUNAWAY CAPTURED AFTER FIVE
Some five year, ago, Mr. Duval, of Chesterfield !
missed one of bis likeliest negro men, and though i
repeated endeavors were made to discover Lis
whereabouts, he still remained ai large. A few
days ago Mr. Duval learned that he would prob
obly capture tbe runaway by a strict alert in or
about Richmond, and pursuing this course, with
the assistance of tome of tbe Kiohmond police, he
succeeded. Vo AtnrdflV hinrninii alien Ita n .
about to tatco him from that oily, 'and bad arrived
at the Petersburg depot, tho negro broke away
and fought with toriiflo fury against his master
and the police offiuers who accompanied him. He
was finally subdued, handcuffed and safely placed
upon botrd tbe train. At the balf-way station
Mr. Duval loft tho cars witb his nogro, and plao
ing him in a buggy, drove towards home. They
bad not proceeded far before the negro eucceoded
in getting one of the handcuffs off, nssaik-d bis
master with desperation, evidontly with the inten
tion to kill or seriously injure hi in. But Mr. Du-
val being a resolute man, of firm calibre and a!
quick eye, met the assault, and Tor upwards of
half an hour tho master and slave soufllcd and
fought in the buggy. They proceeded thus for
about half a mile, the fight growing more fearful
as they continued, when tboy wjre mot by the
Kov. Charles T. Friend. The circumstances were
fortunate for Duval, who would no doubt have
been finally overpowered. He called to Mr. Friend
to assist him. In a short time tbe negro was ovor
powered and tied firmly with ropes and spare
reins, but the giant strength of the refractory
slave had rather increased than diminished, and
he snapped the ropos that were twisted about his
arms, lite so much twine, and again offered a fear
ful resistance. They were now without any other
immediate means of securing him, although they
quickly succeeded in ovorpoworing bim.
Fortunately, Mri. Friend, who witnessed the
scene with firmness and without four, having in
her carriage fifteen yards of cotton cloth, which
she had purchased, suggestod that that would ans.
wor for a ropo, and at oroe producing it, folded it,
with her husband's aid, to sufficient size for tbe
purposeand witb it the negro was tied boyond all
possibility of escape, lie was thoo taken safely
home. Both Mr. Duval's and the negroo's cloth
ing was almost completely stripped from tbcm,
such had boeu the fight. f Petersburg ('a.) Ex
press. . ' . .
A p etty business fur a Reverend and a llover
eed's wifj to engage in. A professed Ambassador
of Chris'f catoblng negroes' : A woman tying tip
fugitive slavos lEd. Bugle
From the Wisconsin Free Democrat.
A LETTER FROM RIPON.
RIPON, Aug. 6, 1860.
To the Editors of the Free Democrat :
I pripoet to give you a briof history of affairs
since I loft the city, last Wednesday. We took
the cars at the Sohwartzburgh Station, six and a
half miles from the city. Deputy Garlick was
aboard the down train whioh stopped there, and
was informed that I was on the train opposite, that
I had been rescued and was on my way to the
country, but made no attempt to arrest me. At
Ilorioon, Sat. Clarlt earns aboard tho train, shook
hands with me, and said be bad 'received a tele
graph from the Marshal requesting bim to arrest
ine and offering bim one hundred dollars for the
arrest. He said to me that be wasn't in that busi
ness, that he was not a Deputy Marshal; II be
was ho should fight.' I learned, aftorward, that,
on receiving ttio dispatcn, no had tried to raise a
force to arrest me, but no one would volunteer to
aid in kidnapping me, and on coming into tbe
cars and seeing the complexion of things, be tried
to turn tbe affair into ii juke.
On arriving at Waupnn, I went directly to my
Father's, found be was out of town and would not
be back till the next day. I then made a visit to
Major Hcg, State Prison Commissioner, and Mar
tin Mitchell old friends and was invited to
spend ihe night with tbem. In the evening, I wag
down through the village to the Rail Road Depot,
with but one fliend, to see the Wide Awakes who
were drilling on tbe Common near by, uud on
their invitation, I addressed thcui briefly, giving
tbem a bistof of the rescue. The next day,
Thursday, i went about tbe village, and at my
Father's, having learned that Deputy Marshal
Garlick was at tbe Carrington House, and that tbe
proprietor, Mr. Laithe, bad offered to take me for
one thousand dollars, I went there accompanied
witb two friends, got an introduction to bim and
told bim that I was tbe man be had volunteered
to take, and tbat now was the time to do it. He
replied tbat be did make tbo offer, but that be was
only gassing. I inquired for Garlick, and be said
he bad not seen him since dinner. In the morn
ing I was down town again, but did not got sight
of the kidnappers. Friday morning Garlick called
on me and invited me to go back with bim alone
to Milwaukee. I told bim I bad not finished my
visit in this region, and did not rcoogoiza the right
of any one to oontrol my movements. Ho said be
should arrest me if he bad an opportunity. I told
bim this was tbe time, and Major Ileg told him ho
bad full liberty to do it then and there, without
interference on bis part. But be left without at
In tbe evening, I adaressed a largs meeting at
Dodge's Hall, acd tbe response of the audience
was strong and emphatic against the kidnappers.
Tbsre were four Deputy Marshals in town but tbey
did not make their appearance at tbe meeting.
After tbe meeting I rode to Ripon, 15 miles, where
I bad an appointment to speak the next (Saturday)
evening. 1 visited dunog tho altorooon and spoke
to a large audienbe in the eveuing. While speak
ing an attempt was made to arrest me by Deputy
Marshal MsCarty of Fond du Lao, wbo sprung in
upon me from behind through a back door on the
platform, saying be waa a Deputy United States
Marshal, and bad warrant for my arrest, and
taking bold of roe we bad a quick clinch. I tbrew
him off, and while drawing my revolver, a mau
rushed between us, and be was seized and hubtled
out of tbe room and kicked donn stairs, and stiik-
"one pavement his face was somewhat
brui,rd,ibup,bo quickly ot on bit .feet and ran
Me. li-'a to thf Mapee House, old Capt. Mapes,
8,BodiD L,.ho door i,h i band
Pr",C0.,,D8 b' " encouraged to this
"-urance oi uemocrate
aim a iw laise repuDi:onns that 1 would be taken
out of tbe tneetiug without the least resistance.
Nothing but the accident of my pistol being en
tangled with my pocket .handkerchief prevented
me from shooting him.. He has sinoe sworn, ,as
has Garlick, to take me dead or alive. After his
,on,mttrJ )'" finished my epeech; the people
H 15 reBO,u,,on" 10 PTOleo' mB
"'"' 'f eorolled T n hundred men, whlot
on Sunday was inoreased to three hundred to act
as a safety committee. Tbe excitement was very
great, tbe meeting adjourned to meet at Mason's
Grove at 3 P. M. Sunday. A large body of men
including the Ripon Wide Awakes under the com
mand of Cul. Crane, escorted me home. The
American flag was planted at the gate, 25 armed
men kept watch around Prof, Daniels' house
Sunday forenoon the people from tho country
and adjacent towns began to gather with loaded
muskots and rifles and marching in procession
the grove where I addrcssod a greai army of live
men and women in behalf of humanity and liber
ty. It scemod like old Revolutionary times when
men were obliged to worship God on tbe Sabbath
with arms in their hands. The strongest resolu
tions were passed, the men and women all voting
with uplifted hands, pledging themselves to stand
by the dootrine of State Rights as proclaimed by
our Supreme Court, unto death. You will doubt
less receive the resolutions and therefore I need
not state their substance. They express tho senti
ment of the people of this region and are a warn.
I ing to all kidnappers. The people are ready to fight
anu nave maao up tlieir minds to do it manfully.
They will wait no Iongor for Courts or State au
thorities, but will protect their own rights and
liberties by tbe strong arm.
After tho mooting the men to. the , number of
several hundred lrjarcbed to the City Hall, appoin
ted a committee of twelve to wait on the kidnap
pers and direct tbem to leavo town and no longer
disturb the peaco of this community. The com
mittee performed their duty and received for an
swer that they wero here to arrest 8. M. Booth,
that as soon as they hod accomplished their mis
sion they would rolurn. After the report of the
committee the membors of tbe meeting subscribed
to a pledge, and made a solemn oath to Almighty
God to protect me, and all engagod with ma a ro
aioting the execution of too I,agUlye.Sle A'
Wisconsin, at the hazard of tboir lives and at
moments warning to forsake all other biisi'ncss'
and shoulder arms for God and Liberty. Jo or
ganization is boibg perfected, such as they had in
Kansas, and if the Federal bounds conlinuo to
pursue and harrass free citizens, and threaten, aa
th'cy Kave dope, to kill tbem if tbey resist, they
will be shot down In the highways and byways
like triad dogs. That is now the settlod purpose
of tbe people to an almost incredible extent. It is
not the rerolve oi wild, reckless men, but nf peace
able, staid, sober, religious men, including officers
of the church and ministers of tbe Gobpel. It is
very cloar that we have yet to fight for our liber
ties hero in Wisconsin. But woe to the kidnap
pers, when once they havo begun to shed the blood
of our free citizens.
S. M. BOOTH.
THE SUMMER SHOWER.
BY T. BUCHANAN READ.
Before the stout harvesters falloth the graio,
As when tho strong storm-wind is reaping the
And loiters the boy in the briery lane;
, Cut yonder aslant comes tbe silvery rain,
Like a long line of spears brightly burnished and
Adown the white highway, like cavalry fleet,
It dashes tbe dust with its numberless feet,
Like a murmurless school, iu their leafy retreat,
Tbe wild birds sit Iictening as the drops round
And tbe boy crouches close to the blackberry
Tbe swallows alone take the storm on tbe wing;
And, taunting the tree-sheltered laborers, sing;
Like pebbles tbe rain breaks ttie face of the
Wbile a bubble darts up from each' widening
' ring; ,
And the boy, in dismay, bears the loud, shower
But soon are the harvesters tossing the sheaves;
The robin darts out from his bower of leaves:
Tbe wren peeratb forth from tbe moss-oovered
And tbe rain-spattered orohin now gladly per
Tbat the beautiful bow bendetb over tbem all.
Jjsy-Douglas is to carry the following States
tbe State of . . . ., tbe Stait of the State of
the State of . . . .. and the State of . . ,
wbiob will give bim 0,000 majority over all other
Bell and Everett are to carry tbe Jveu York
. Tba following toast was recently proposed at a
Republican meeting ; ,
Honest Abe Linooln born in Kentucky fol
lowed tbe plow and tbe path of reotilude in Indi
anaand mauled rails and Ptenhen A. Duoglas
Cost or Rcu. Aooordiog to Edward Everett,
the use .of alcbqlio beverages ba oast the United
States directly in ten years $120,000,000; has burnt
or otherwise destroyed (5.000,000 worth of prop
erty; destroyed 30.000 lives; sent 250.000 to pris
on, and 100.000 obildren to the poor bouse, caused
15.000 murders, and 5000 suicides; and bequeath
ed to the country 1.000.000 orphan children,
NEWS FROM TEXAS—ABOLITIONISTS
SHOT AND HUNG, &c.
By our Texas xobanges we received further
particulars in regard to the. axoitemept, growing
out of tbo suspected. Abolition- oonspiracjv, fLe
Nacogdoches Chronicle, of the 7th init., has the
following Items on this subject, ,(t, . , a
Ellis County : A young man, who bad .been, em
ployed in a store at Wixahatebia, was. hi'og a fsw ,
days since for giving strychnine to slaves to put
Smith County. The man wbo wae shot, in tbt
attempt to set fire to Tyler, bas hen o.und,, dead.
Cherokee Nation. The Paris Press speakji of
rumor that a bloody fight had taken place, , in tbs)
Nation, between Abolitionists and. pro-slavery men
in which 150 of the jor.mej were killed, 3$ 7 of
the latter. This story is most probably a fabrica
tion. ... ...
Wood County. On tbe 29th ult., n armed com
mittoe eecorted the notorious J. E. Lemon out of
Wood county. Just befoie which, he signed a
document binding himself under penajty of bis
life not to return to Wood county, nor, publish or
circulate Abolition documents in the Jtae.
Cherokee County...,. The citizens of Cherokee
have organised for tboir protection. , ., ,.
More Incendiarism. Another attempt been
made to fire buildings near Tylor, flloO in Bren
hom, and at Georgetown. , ; . , "
Another groat fire. Thp Houston Telegraph, of
the lltb, says : .,,
Wo learn from a geitlctnan, who passed through
Henderson, in Rusk county, ca lost Monday morn
ing, (hat the town of Henderson was set on firs
last Sunday night, ths 5th inst., and was almost
entirely consumed. Every house on tbe square,
except one, including all tbe business bouses ia'
the pla:s, was destroyed.
The people of Henderscn, our informant says,
put no faith in the reported conspiracy, and neg
lected to appoint a patrol or keep watch. Tbe fir
was discovered on Sunday night about nine o'oloek. '
No clue had been discovered to the perpetrators of
Preacher bqng . at Veal's Station. Tbe Fort
Worth Chief, of the 1st inst., bast.tlie following'
brief notice of the execution of an Abolitionist-1
conspirator : ...
We learn that a preacher by tbe name of Buley
was hung at Veal's Station last week, for being an
active abolitionist. A majority of three hundred
men condemned him. ( ' ''
A discovery in Breoham. The Brenbam Ran
ger, of the 10th Inst., says t -- -'-"!
A few days since, several negroes were arrested
n Mill Creek', fn this county," wno acknowledge to
tlieir having poison given tbem by white men,' for
the purpose of poisoning their owners and famf-'
lies, and tbat the day of election was tbe time)
j fixed for a general insurrection. , They also impli-'
gated some nogrocs.apoit town as being eoDoersW
ed ill the murderous plot. , y' ; '-
.Trouble in Tennessee Colony. The Fairflold
Pioneer, of tbe 9tb inst., has the followjog ; '
Mr. Teague, a printer in our ciBoe, bas j ust ar
rived from Tennessee Colony! Anderson county,
and brings tbo news tbat he witnessed the banging
of two white men In that place on Sunday. tte 5th
inst., who were proven to be guilty of inciting in
surrection among the slaves of that pejghborboodi
Their names were Antony Wyrisk,,qo,4 bis oousin.
Alfred Cable. They were engaged .near the Colony
at their tradeof wagon making arj blacksmitbing,
whore tbey bave been living for, three ot font
years, Wyriuk bad been previously taken up for
harboring and selling liquor to negroes. Negroes
wero found in tbe possession, of. firearms and
strychnine, furnished by these men.
Another Emissary. The Houston Telegraph)
of the 11th inst., says: i .. . ...
On Monday last, a white man rode up to Mr.
Dick Breeding's near Round Top, at noon, and
finding nobody but a negro girl at borne, question
ed her about runaway ,horsos, Ac.,' and finally
asked bor how she and .the jpegroes were satisfied.
He then wont off, and fifteen minutes after return
ed with three negroes, demanding something ta
eat. Tbe woman gave them, food. After eatings
they, broke open a trunk,; In searoh of money.-
Tbey then put a shovel full of fire In tbe bed, Met
left. After they were gone, the negro woman ex
tinguished tbe fire, and then ran t tba overseer's
bouse, to tell bim,what,bad happened. Tba affair
caused a good deal qf exoitement. i - '
Evidence seems to be accumulating, to above
some concert, among a ok of desperadoes, in d'ee4l
of outrageous villainy, " ' ' o
THE NEGRO OUTBREAK IN TEXAS—ARE
ITS AUTHORS WHITE OR BLACK!
A perusal of the Texas journals satisfies nt tbat
an extensive plot had really been . formed by tba
negroes of one or more counties of the State to
burn dwellings, and poison or massacre the inbab-,
Hants. The Northern press seems to have been
disposed rather to varnith over , the affair, or to.
refer the telegrapbio despatches which WS frit
received to the panic fears of social or political
alarmists, Evsn now, in tbe univsrsal unrest
prevailing :n that State, suspicion of timidity snay
magnify the criminal designs of a few insubordi
nate negroes into, a conspiracy of grand dimen
sions, headed by some E'.hiopion; Catalioe, . towsr
ing like an ogre aaiid his Llaok Lentuli apd Cetb
gi, and leading them on to tbe, destruction ot tba
Capitol itself, We can easily imagine; how goo4
Mrs. Bennett 'while keeping vigils over tba sick
bed of a friend,' and observing a bouse on Art,
might ba led by the state of ber nerves toeonvsrt
it at once into certain evidence of tbe intended dK
structton : of 'some twenty five of tbt principal
edifices of the city' of Austin, or even ot the com.
ing of the general conflagration itsslf. In lifi
chambers strange things are often thongVt, and
strange sights are often seen, bv both ths wafoo.
ers and the watched. , No? are we yet prepared to'
render an implicit eredenoe where tbt informants
"have not received the particulars,' and Where 'tba
evidooce will be published io due time. In like
mannor we suspend our judgment opon caws 'front
a reliable source,' and the seoend hapJ poumtiai
o.tion of the contents of 'a letter from lady a
ber pcice.' So the statements. o( the Galveston4