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BENJAMIN S. JONES, EDITOR.
"NO UNION WITH SLA VEIIOLDERS."
AKX PEARSON, PlBtlSHtXa AQENT.
VOL. 16. NO. 8.
SALEM, COLUMBIANA COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, OCTOBER G, 1SG0.
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Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad
Fast Lino leaves Pittsburg, 1. 00 a m
: : : Columbiana 3 28 a m
: : : Salem 3.54 am
j i : Allianoe 4 22 a m
Arrives at Cresline 8.40 am
Mail Train Leaves Pittsburg 8.15 a m
j ; Colombia 11.23 am
t ; : Salem 11.54 a m
: : : Alliance 12 45 p m
Arrives at Crestline 5.40 p m
Express Train Loaves Pittsburg 12 45 p m
: : : Columbiana 3 28 p in
: : : S ilem 3.40 p m
: : ! Alliance 4.25 p m
Arrives at Crestline 8 30 pm
Express Train Leaves Crestline G 13 p m
f : : Alliance 10.30 p m
: Suloin 11.00 p m
: : Colombian. 11 23 p m
Arrives at Pittsburgh 2 15 a m.
Mail Train Leaves Crestline 6.45 a m
. : : Alliance 11.20 am
; : S.iloni 11.54 a m
: ; : Columbiana 12,18 p m
Arrives at Pittsburgh 3.05 p m
Fait Train Lsaves Crestline .12.45 p m
i : : Alliance 4.40 p m
: t Salom G 00 p m
: : Columbiana 5.30 p m
Arrives at Pittsburgh 8.05 p m
ROAD TIME TABLE.
Commencing Monday, Juno llht, 1860:
Trains leave Alliance as follows:
Mail, 7.22, a m, arrive in Cleveland, 9.50, a m
Express, 5 25, p m arrive in Cleveland, 7.55 p m
Mail, 10 06 a m arrive in Pittsburgh 2.45 p m
Mail, 10.06 a m arrive in Wheeling 3.05 p m
Express, 8.55 p m arrive in Pittsburgh, 1.40 am
Express, 8.55 p m arrive in Wheeling 5.00 a m
RXTCRKINO TRAINS LEAVE
Cleveland, 7.30 a m and 5.55 p m
Pittsburgh, 1.00 a m and 12.45 p m
Wheeling, 10 10 a m and 9.45 p m
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OHIO YEARLY MEETING OF FRIENDS OF
All persons without distinction of oreeds, sects,
iex, oolor or condition, are invited to meet with
the Friends of Progress and participate with thorn
In holding their Ohio Yearly Meeting, which will
commence on Saturday, October Ctb, I860, at
Allianoe, Ohio, commencing at balf-past 1 o'clock.
Tbe increasing interest manifested for several
jssrs will do doubt be sustained this year.
HUMAN PROGRESS. The Anti-Slavery Bugle.
WHAT ELI THAYER SAYS.
Eli Thayer thus speak, to bis constituents on
ISquutter Sovereignty, in a recent address at Wor
'But, it is said, that the ordinance of '87 gave
Illinois to .'roe labor. In that true ? It is every
whore claimed; it is rowhere proved. What is the
fact I In 1800 and you know the ordinnnce woe
parsed in 1787 Indiana had 135 j in 1810, 237 ;
in 1S20, 1'JO j in 1830, i ; in 1840, 3. The Siato!
of Illinois had in 1800, none ; in 1810, 1G8 ; in)
i 1820, 917 : in 1830, 717 : in 1840, 331. Now if
the ordinance of '87 was powerless to keep out of.
t tho State of Illinois, in 1820 917 slaves, was it not
1 powerlcsB to keep out of that State
' Pdced '"t glorious leeult, and all tbe honor
... I IJ 1 . !.! t T .1! 1 it! I
u.u isunaa Uu inr
'uois, Biiu not io politicians ai ivusniugton, i will
never rob the people of llieir rights at J
against tbe politicians ; fur in ibis battlo which:
wo wugc lor the people, against the politicians,
we may leiru ecuie truths.'
'What I now propose is, that tbo people ia the
Territories may have the same power as in the
States, may chooto all their own officers, judicial,
exocutive and legislative. I never beard oue ar
gument, or aovtbiug that looked like an argument.
jaguiubt this. It is said that nobody agrees with!
u. I say mat, a majority ot tne uepumican mem-
nets oi Congress, nave tola mo it was a good pol-
99,000, if the
people of the State had desired to have them ? I
toll you, it is wronging tbe right aim of free labor,
to claim that Congressional intervention produced
!u frco State there. No. It was free labor that
icy, and that they were ready to go for it. John
Sherman, in a speech at Columbus, boasted that
be had goue for honest Pi pular Sovereignty, and
for allow ing tbe peoplo of the territories to make
their own laws. I was told by the editor of tbo
Ohio Slate Journal, published at Columbus, that
tbe Republicans would lack more than twenty
thousaud votes of currying tbe Stato of Ohio, it
they went into the campaign on any other policy
than that of non-iiiterientu n.
'It is said that nobody Agrees with this policy. 1
tell you Hon. Suluiou P. Chase spent three days
trying to bring up tbe delegation from Ohio to
vote for this policy, and ho told me it suited him
perfectly woll. It is said that nobody agrees with
this policy. I tell you that lion. Benjamin Wade
of Ohio, said be would ruuko a speech in favor of
theso land bills, if they should conio to the Sen
ate Senator Cameron, of Penh., favored thcui
also. I tell you it is lulsj, this assertion that no
tody agrees with this policy. I have had a chance
to know what are tho views of men in Congress, on
tins question, as won as out ot Congress, in on
who arc Republicans and who are in favor of this
doctrine of non-intervention, and I say tbfere can
tot be carried, on the old policy of intervention
in tho territories, eight of the free States of this
confederacy.' Great applause.
Tbon it is asked, if we are to give this doctrine
of intervention tho go by, what will the Republi
can paity have to do f I say, let thorn do this ;
eetublish a noble and bettor policy in regard to tho
people on the public domain of the United States,
more liberal, moic noblo and moro just policy
Establish that and what would be tho effect ? It
will be to gain for freedom overy new Stato that
shall come into the con'aderacy, it will give them,
vfiino territories, ir.o arts anu advantages posses
sed by tho people of the States. There is no
hope for success, wbilo you contend against tbe
rights of the people. Tcere is no safety ex
cept in going for mid not against popular rights.
Do you suppose these people are fuols, so that
they do not know who nre their eppretsors and
who are their friende? I tell you there is no oth-
or safe policy but to do justice to ail ; and ycu
will see, if there is no power to dostroy this prin
ciple which is at tbe basis of our government, tliat
nil governments derive their just powers from the
oonsent of the governed,' there will be left of the
Republican party a very despicable fragment.
'Then the District Attorney would have voted
exactly as I did on tho polygamy bill 1 Ho says
that he is for the poople of the Territories govern
ing themselves and making their own laws if they
do not violate tho Constitution of (he United
State'. Nobody ever contended that the polyga
mists wore violating tho Constitution of the Uni
ted Slates, and therefore I have him completely on
my ground in relation to the law concerning poly
gamy. (Applause.) He would have voted if he
would do as he says, exactly as I did, although lis
ridicules the reason he says I gave for voting
against the bill. I never would bavb voted for
the bill if it bad been over so woll adapted to sup
press polygamy, for I was against intervention
'But lie says again that the poople of this coun
try do not wish to be called upon to endorso the
repeal of tho Missouri Compromise. That is tbe
Palladium's argument. He said that I proposed
endorse that repeal. I dony that I proposed
any such thing. All that I did propose was that
would not agitate for the restoration of the Mis
souri Compromiso. And who does want to agi
tate for that. Is there any republican in this
oountry so big a fool that be would like to have
Missouri Compromise restored ? All that that
Compromise gave us is already oooupied and is
safe. The implied bargain of that Compromise,
that the Indian Territory might become slave
property is now destroyed. Who wishes to restore
bargain 1 There is not an intelligent repub
lican in tbii country who wishes to see the Mis
souri compromise restored. Still I am publicly
denounced beoause I did not agitate in Congress
its restoration. I tell vou if an eniii,lt,,n
agitated for it be would have been denoun
rZeal should be like fire, wbiob is not only
but bright; a blind borse may be full of met
tle, but be if ever and anon etumbling.
From the Cincinnati Commercial, Aug. 24.
A FUGITIVE SLAVE CASE.
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however, dodged the bullets intended for
the Bfm w:lb poctet tnife.
About four months ago threo slaves, brothers,
escaped from Messrs. Reed & Pollock, near Qor
mantown. Ky. It was subsequently ascertained
that they had located noar Iberia, Morrow county,
O., and warrants wore issuod for their arrest, and
placed in the bands of tho U. S. Marshal for the
Southern District. On Thursday last the Marshal
proceeded to tbe locality, accompanied by a posse
of some ten deputies, for the purpose of recaptur
ing the fugitives. The latter were supposed to be
sheltered in three different houses, and the Mar
shall's party was accordingly subdivided into three
parties one of four and two of throe each. The
Marshal secured the fugitive for whom he
retained a warrant and retired. The others had a
lively frolio without gaining any glory. Tbo ne
groes and we are informed by Doputy U. S.
MarsliLl Mason soma white men, assailed both
patties of negro hunters with guns which really
had bullets in them, and there was considerable
The federal officers,
by keeping out of the way as much as possible.
In the melee one negro bad four fingers of one
hand ehot off, nnd another was shot in the groin
Tho rtotors however got possession of two of Un
cle Sam's party, and it is said they tied one of
them to a tree and after threshing him, threatened
to shoot him, and had actually given the words,
'make ready, tako aim,' and were about to make
a tragedy of the affair, when one of the victors
interlered. Tho mob then contented themselves
with shaving tho heads of their prisoners close to
The nnmos of tho shaven gentlemen were not
furnished, they being anxious not to appear in
print under such conditions. Marshul Sifford
carried bis negro off safely, walking, it is said,
some fourteen miles, when he hailed a freight
train and took passage for this city, when the
fugitive had his trial, according to the usual forms,
before U. S. Commissioner Nowhall, and was ship
ped back to old Kentucky. Tbe facts as related
to us were rather rich, but we havo no space for
THE LATE KIDNAPPING CASE.
The Columbus Journal of the 25th gives some
further and reliable particulars of tbo Morrow
county kidnapping business. It says:
The slaves were three brothers belonging to
Messrs. Reed fc Pollock, near Germnntown, Ky.,
und they escaped from their masters tbe latter
part of May last. Marshal Sifford and party, who
succoeded in seizing the negro at tbe house which
they went to, took a circuitous route, and reached
tho railroad station at Ashley, some sixteen miles
ibis side of Iberia. They had walked through a
drenching cold rain the whole distance and were
tired out. At this point thoy took a freight train
for this city, and from this placo went to Cincin
nati, arriving there on Friday evening. They im
mediately took the fogitive before Commissioner
Newhall, the usual ceremonies hurried through
with, nnj be was remanded into the custody of
the claimant and taken to old Kentucky.
Tiie deputy nnd assistants who wero detailed to
go to the other two bouses wero not so successful
08 Marshal Sifford. At ono cf the houses they
found that the negro bad left, and as they were
returning from the houso they wero met
by several armed men who as-ked them where
they bod been. They answered that they were
railroad men; and carrying a colored lantern, they
were suffered to pass, nnd they immediately con
cealed themselves. The other party, however,
which consisted of four men, were less fortunuto.
They entered the houso, but found no fugitives.
couple of old women, who wero stated by the
firo quietly smoking their pipes, laughed heartily
them. Not liking to be mado fuu of, they left
the house and were met by a large party of men
who surrounded them. A strugglo ensued, in
which ono of the slave catchers states that he shot
the right hand fingers off a negro, and also shot a
white nan in the groin. This, however, is his
story. Several shots were fired, and two of the
slave catchers were taken prisonors, bad thnir arms
taken from them, and their clothes considerably
torn. They state that their money was also taken,
and that a ropo was procured to bang them, but
abandoning this, a platoon was drawn up to shoot
them, but they were prevented by the interference
one oi meir party, ihey procured a pair of
soissors und cut their hair off close to their scalps
lectured tlicm on the evils of slave catching
set them free, and chased them with clubs and
stones out of the neighborhood. The sad exper
ience of the slave catchors on that dork, doleful
and rainy night, will bo a salutary lesson to them
We learn, from tbe Cincinnati papers, that the
whole mattor will be laid before the government;
but tbe diffbulty will bo to asoertain the names of
tboBO engaged in tbo transaction.
PRECEPT AND PRACTICE.
The great aim and object of life, both io this
world and in a future state, is banniness. The
way to be bappy is to be contontod ; and as those
virtues which are cultivated in our youth are more
like to blossom and bear fruit in after life.we wish
point out to those who have the care of children
that, next to the control of tbe temper, without
which there can be no such thing as happiness,
they should teach contentment. How disgusting
is to others, as well as misery to ourselves, to
have a child continually crying for something it
not got ; but this is not so much the fault of
child as the parent. It has never been taught
I. is tbe duty of all to examine their own con
duct, and correct Ibeir errors, repressing those
faults to which tboy are prune, and resolving to
oaltivate those virtues that they find they are de
fective in. But it is also the duty of parents and
teaohers to point out those defects to the young;
bow can tbey chide a child for doing what
themselves are guilty of.
In conclusion, we would point out that In odu-Ko
cation, the cultivation of the heart must keep pace
wnu too cultivation oi the mind, or we shall look
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in miu ur lum nappinoss wtnen shouia spring
from learning, but which learning aloue, without
virtue, oan never give us. Tk What Nut.
Not Insane. Some amusomcnt was created in
the New York Supreme Court oh Thursday by a
humorous excuse assigned by Mr. Oliver Johnson,
editor of the Anti-Slavery Standard, why be should
bo cxineratod lor jury duty. Being summoned as
juror, he wrote upon tho back of tho precept to
the enect that lie ought to be deemed diiqunlified
because he was generally deemed crazy for having
asserted a wish for tbo dissolution of the Union,
ahd a belief that the Constitution was a 'league
with death nnd covenant with hell.' This excuse
was returned to iho Clerk, nnd afterwards handed
round within the Bur. As Mr. Johnson was not
excused, however, we suppose it must bo consider
ed that strong Anti-Slavery sentiments are not
deemed in the Supreme Cdurt iicccssarily amount
ing to iusntiity.
WESTERN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY.
FIRST SESSION—SATURDAY AFTERNOON
REMARKS OF ABBY KELLEY FOSTER.
I i'i not come horo to-day, intending to adJrcPS
you ; but when I entered this meeting my heart
leapod up, as it never leaped before on entering an
Anti-Slavory gathering. A few monlbs ago I fear
ed or rather my physician and Some of mv
friends fearod, and believed, I should never meet
my Westorn friends in on Anti-Slavery Conven
tion again. I, however, differed from those who
wero thus fearful on my account. There is too
much work to do, to allow any ono to give up the
ship now. Tho power of will o.ften sustains us,
when otherwise our strength would fail, and feel
ing the importance of tho work bofore mo, I am
here, and have felt, as I said, such a gush of sym
pathy and joy, ns I never felt before; and I thank
God that I am permitted, onco more, to be with
you, to battlo against oppression.
There have been amongst us some suggestions of
discouragement soma doubt expressed, as to the
luture of our enterprise. For myself, I was never
so encouraged never felt so strong a faith in the
final triumph of the nolle principles for which
we have so long contended, as to-day. How wcl
I remember when I was with you here, in Ohio, for
the first time, fifteen years ago j and so do many
of you ; for thoro nro many hearts here now, that
were melted, purified and fused together, in the
furnace of per3ecution of thnt day, and my heart
can nover bo severed from theirs. Then I met
you, a few in number, in the town ol New Lis
bon. We all thought then, firmly grounded as wo
wero in our tnti-slavery faith, that the strugglo for
freedom would be n short ono. In the simplicity
of our childlike hearts, we hoped that the Church
was, to some extent, at least, what she professed to
bo. Wo believed such was our lack of experi-
ence, our faith in humanity that politicians were,
many of them, the friends of fYbcdom.as ihey pre
tended, and only wanted light to prepare them to
lay lifo, property, and honor on the altar of free
dom. I thought then, and declared my belief.that
the trump of freedom would be sounded, tho
song of slave's deliverance sung in tea years
from that time, at the longest.
Aye, Mr. Chairman, we wero 'green at that
time. We lUd but the faintest glimmering of the
grand work of the depth and length and breadth
of the great enterprise which tho principles for
which wo were contending necessarily involved.
If we bad been made wise by experience, as we
hove since beonme.and understood, as well as now,
the philosophy of reform, we could never have
anticipated so easy and speedy a triumph. Had
we looked into tho condition of society as shown io
tho religious and political and social relations of
the community, we should have comprehended
something of tho extent of our work. Or had
we looked into our own souls, we might, perhaps,
have seen that we, ourselves, from our social, re
ligious or political connections, wero slaveholders,
in position, if not in heart. Everything bad been
brought in to the support of Slavery. The hateful
prejudioe against color, was everywhere often in
tho hearts of Abolitionists, as well as others. One
of our early lecturers said, in speaking of his own
experience in this particular, 'I have sat down
and reasoned out this question of the equality of
the colored man. I see and know that he is an
equal brother ; I see that it is most wicked in me
not to feel toward bim as if be was white. I pray
to God for strength to overcome this prejudice
then I rise up, go out, meet a colored man on the
street, and feel in my heart that I cannot regard
him, or feel toward bim, as I feel toward the
white man. How long it will be before I shi.ll, by
fasting and prayer, cast out this evil spirit, tho
Lord only knows.' Tn our inexperience we did not
realize or conceive bow difficult it is to produoe an
entire chango in tbe feelings of a whole communi
ty. We were but a small number when we com
menced our work. But we were in earnest, and
were determined to convulse the land with agits
tioc. We did so, but the people were in darkness,
their selfish Interests opposed, and their selfish
feelings aroused. Tbe whole frame worn of socie
ty must be broken in upon, before we could suc
ceed. Had we considered all tbie, we oould not, as
have said, have hoped for so speedy a triumph'.
Never, as history shows us, bas a great change
human obaracter and babits beea wrought, in
loss than a generation. If, as we hoped, we bad
suocccded, io ten years, In breaking tbe shackles
from tbe slavo's limbs, we would have had emanci
pation in form, merely, not in faot; the pejple hav
the same principles as now, would have beon
slaveholders still; so it is well that we did'not auo
oeed as we eipeoted. But we have done Jar more
work witbio fifteen year, than I thought we should
able to do, and far mote than I thought would
needed. First we had to create in the mind
i of the peoplo. the idea of tbe equality of
j black man and tho wbito, and
lecturer I spoke
had te engender tbo sentiment, and bring their
feelings right, and it is only after tho idea is re
ceived, and the sentiment formed, that people bo'
gin to square their conduct with their ieolin js.
The Whig parly of fifteen years ago, stood where
tbe Republican party stands to-day. Then the
Liberty party oosupied, apparently, almost the
Now they as Re
tho fugitive slave
highest anti-slavery position
j publicans, are ready to send
back to bondage, and to do as mimh as anv . others'
to sustain slavery where it is. How is it that 1
large numbers of excellent men and women have
gone bockward from anti-slavery, and settle down
to the poaitioa we find them in to-day? Onco thoy
were on an anti-slavery platform, and, regarding
tho constitution of the United States to be in fvor:
liberty, they entered politics; but soon they
pledged to the support of candidates for off-
ice, who did not regard the constitution as anti-
slavery, and who plodged themselves, and all who(
sustained them, to sluvebolding. I ask why this
ba kword stop? It ia becouso tbey were moved by!
sentiment, not by principle, and therefore could '
not be trusted. After that, no matter what tl.oir ,
feelings, or how much thoy might labor against j
some single feature of slavery, they wero oommit-'
ted to the sin of sins the groatest iniquity a man '
cemmit. And no man is to be trustod who dis j
regards and violates the great principles of truth i
and justice. Hence though the oldWbige professed :
to slavery, thoy proved faithless in their '
action; though in 1848 the Free Soil party mads '
high preteu6ions to freedom, nnd many of our
friends joined tbem, I had no faith in their pro
fessions. I remember, I was taken to task for im
peaching the anti-Blavery character of Salmon P.
Chaso and others, in Ohio. But I was determined
to know nothing but Christ and him crucified in
the person of the Slave, by that party. Our
friends knew the WhigandDomocratio parties.wer-j
crucifying him, but they did not know the Free
Soil party was engaged in the same wickedness; so
I aimed my blows at that party, mainly. And now
we sco where tboei who joined them in '43 hare
bten led. Then tho party was pledged agaiust
the admission of ne slave states, against
inter-stuto slave trade, against the return of fugi-
tivo slaves, nnd promised Much in opposition to
slavery. But they had no anti-slavery principle,
it was out sentiment, and produced no action.
Sentiment must ripen into principle, and it will;
but it takes, not ten years, nor twenty-five years,
but a generation for this consumation.
When Francis Jackson was asked bow soon ho
looked for emancipation to take place, he replied,
'I do not know, and will not attempt to guess, but
I know what my duty is; I must work to save my
own soul. Bnt I do not look for emancinaiion in
less that a generation. We have been born nnd
reared in the poisoned atmosphere of slavery, we
have breathed it, and are corrupted, aud a new
generation mudt be born before the moral atinos
phers can be made pure enough to sustain a race
of real froemon. Look back, and you will see
that a gieat chango has nover taken placo in a na-
uon . nort umo; nouoay is ready tor tbe work. ;
Ministers and leaders of the peoplo ure not pre-ij,
pmel to teach tho truth, the old teachers and lea
ders must pass away and a better class take their
plaoe; thou the work may be done.
In the beginning of our work, all circumstances
and influences were against us. All the
and intollect of the nation were enlisted
side of oppression. All the political parties were
arrayed against our principles, and the church tf-ss
under the samo condemnation. So of all the so
cial arrangements. Thus the work to be done ex-
ceeaeu an my expectations-oeggars all doscnp-
tion and comprehension; and I marvel, in view of j
,t,ni mo p.ogross our cause nos already made.
Forty thousand professed ministers of tho Gospel
uuptising slavery in tne name oi (jurist, to say
nothing of the Professors of colleges and Theolog
ical seminaries, tbo ten times forty thousand poli
ticians, and the numberless, and almost irresisti
ble influences of social life, all of which were
againBt es. We wero but as one against ton ttou-
for this. We said ten years ago that the Whig
party th n, did more to sustain slavery than it did
sand; yet the legions of oppression f eol our power j
and are ready to fleo. It is to be expeoted, always, !
in such a conflict, that tho enemy will make a ter-!
rible and furious defence. And in view or tl.isj
violence many not understanding the matter, have
told us that slavery is growing stronger and strou-lmve
gor, its advocates worse and worse. Once, they
tel! us there was nobody to defend slavery. No
one defended it twenty-five years ago, as morally
right. Now. titer, are thousands who do so.
True, thank God, we have created the necessity I
twenty years ago-more in appearance, but not '
more in fact. For its principles wera the same
twenty years ago, and from it, corrupt principles
came its corrupt action. So of the Free Soil par-1
ty. It cherished tbe same false and corrupt prio.
o.plo at first, that the Republican party act. upon ;
to-day. It agreed then, to sus'a.n slavery
had at first the plague-spot on it, and now it i A
by all to be but a loathsome mas. of
were with us, and tbey said their genoral confer- r
. .. . . . . i
enco. or eeneral assemblv. or asinaiatinn n-nuM .
soon toko gronnd against slavery. Some of us did '
not bolievo it for tbey had no anti-slavery princi-l
plo, but others did, and are astonished and discour
aged now, io una me onuron arrayed so bitterly j!8
opposition to freedom.
ARepubl'oan in Worcester, lately snid to mo.
So also of the churches, once, here and tbero a '
Piesidine Elder, a Dootor of Divinitv. a minister.
after Mr. Fillsbury had been reading extraots from it
tbespeoches of Free Sil speakers, made tea years! wi
ago, and comparing them with, tbe speeches male '
icently by the same men, republican leadeis,
shoring an apparent gjing backward, 'I wonder -
you do not shut up shop; why work yourselves to ;
death to no effect. Notwithstanding all your la-! to
bors, Mr, Pillsbury says we are growing worse 'get
and worse: If I were you, I would give up the , B-.igle
effort, eeoiog itmakos tbe people worse i ; i : o j. d of' sad
better.' I iid, vfe dunk say you are woise thu in
1848. You remember, we told you then, tbal you
i were engaged in slavebold'mg, sustaining the
i greatest of sins, upholding the sum of all vilain
we ies. This was your position then, , you could not
be worse now. True you profetmi to be better
thou, professed to be opposed t ) slavery, and to bs
working for its destruction. But you remember,
we told you you coulj not do it, that you were only
pledged to prune the tre'o of Slavery, which eoala
but make it more thrifty. As it turns out, however,
you cannot even prune it. Your opposition to
slavery, was all in appearance. Yon bad anti
slavery seutiuient, you had not anti-slavery princi-
vlo: but the reverse. Your nrinc'ole unbeltl and
sustainod slivery; and now has fully developed
itsel'. Your party 'is ripe and rotten ripe for
change.' And those friends of Ireedotn who bavi
put confidence in the party will soon bo undeceived;
I Wo all reniomber how nUny were deceived into
voting for the old Whig party. iSut when it. de
of ' vebped pr'nuiples of corruption, and shut out M
were eu the sentiment of froedom, their yes wer
opened. So I have said, I hope the Republican
party maj soon come into power) that no one mtj
longer be deceived by it. .
there is far more trde anti-slav'ory feeling povrj
than inn years ago. Then you were pledged to;
slavery ; now you ore in the same condition, but
have more anti-slavery feeling, but no anti-slaver
principle yet. So when the Republicans get into
bower.and tho auti slavory Sentiment is still strong
can er than now, the people Will soo How tbey 'keep
the word of prortiise to tho car, and If Ot-t U t9
the hope,' and thoy will break Aay from tbe! pit
opposition . Sjon a new orgmix-ition vill h formed; not;
probably, an anti-slavery partjf altogether, but si
compromising party, unless some sudden convul
sion should come upon us.
But there is an tinder current of anti-slavery
centiinent that is widening and deepening and
irrowinir atrnniror and stronger, and vVa shall aoori
! have a new movement developed, more 'delusive
8til, perhaps, and I don't know who Will l'en be
j i08t an j eii 09lray . aa 10W man, 0f the elect, if
po86iUe, deceived. But a few will be aaved. for
j Qjd is never without a witness and the work will
j g0 n j nnd we may reasonably believe; that as
lD0 generation which was on the stage at Iho
ginning of our enterprise, is rapidly passing away,
thoiatlj a new one coming to take its place, the day
j f emancipation will booh dawn, and we shall rei
j,,;ce jn the full fruits of our liibors, and rest after'
our iiTes 0f toil. Then wo will have emanoinatioii
indeed wrought out by working a thorough
change in the minds, hearts and consciences of the
people and not a partial, imperfect freedom.such
as must have beea; if omincif alidti Had taked
pi ice ten years ago.
talking against slavery.
Later in the session, the subject of extending
the circulation of the BTigle and the best means of
promulgating anti-slavery truth, being under
Abby Kelly Foster urged tbeAboiitionls'ts of the
west to come forward to the support of the Anti.
Slavery Bugle, as an indespcosible instrumentali
ty in carrying forward our entorprise. John
Brown, in an Anti Slavery meeting in the East,
said he was tired and disgusted with all this
It is not talk we want,
determined action. She
said she agreed with John Brown in a certain1
sense, and in another sense she differed from bim.
If it is the object of any in coming here) to lUteji
In ftnfl tnllr find )ijtru n n n tallai.! ii.il faaet .1.
o fine talk, and bare an intellectual feast, suoh
An object would he an unworthy one. God forbid
mat we snouia oome here tor any sucn purpose 1
But we hive come together to confer with each
other and adopt plans for effectual labor,
O ir whole land is given over to the power ot
idavcry. Thq people are willing to do tbe Tile
wcrk of the fdavo-mastcrs at tho Southj and bence
in ,lis fen89 thcra u iM;DR ,0 bo done Aoi
y0u nnd I must talk to our neighbor, to everybody
wilh wll0ul w0 conio in C0tact(Bnd 8lriv0 ,0 bring
all with whom we have influence, to feel bow
guilty they are and bow important it is tbey
should work for the slave's redemption. Hence
wo are io (nor of talking, not to amuse and
charm each ether with fine speeches, but to make
Ufl fill liGttpr p.nd mnrA rtntnrminrti In rtn nn nMlt'
an j t0 chaga the c;iarlotar nf p9opiet , io
mae our country one that shall be fit for our
children to livo in.
The Anti-Slavery Bugle must be sustained, a
an irresponsible means of accomplishing tbe work
tl) do. It u lhe on,y papcr b
We8tern counlrJ llm, is true freedom-the only
one lbat condemns all compromise with elav.ry
wl)elhcr in cliurcb or f u A (h otber
of West , nplijating ,nd decei,iD. W
, mo f ,Ka ,,., ua, 1
leading tbem O t!ie support of slavery. This must
bein underBtftnj, tflB character of their churches
jand poliidal porlib8i tbal tbey mj u j i
mlde tbe tools of designing politicians and
Th(, " Ant:SI t,p,: i,... ...
lhou8aD,, pajiDg ,ubleribcr,it 0 ht ,
It'looaebut ' Rei Uo lbou.and goi
,,,!;,. ., , :,: tj...i. .-
not be ,aBlaineJ. But I am here to work for it.
nil in nlm-iniT !t nn a nppman.nl l,ta m A t
' I t " , - - ............ wnoiv, uu
will not leave the State inconvenient ae it may
flip iiia In rpmnin 1iia till 1Kb v.1 X
i- . .i.' '. . .... ...
Let no one predict that we oanoot aooomnlUri iHU.
. .... '
siy we can and we tri'M.
John M, Holmes followed, with further remarks)
favor of sustaining the Bugle, and increasing
He insuted that the Abolitioniste
the West aught hot to hsve willed for Aittj
iu:iey looter to come here and Uo tbe work which
was our inpfrativ dutj to. It is shame that
should thus nrgleot out duty; sod be hoped thai
immediate masures would be taken to put the
paper on a pormanenl foundation,
It is enly necessary for each and all oi ot to
day, or doi ing the sessions of Ibis Annual Meeting
do what wears able, and pledge ourselvea to
subscribers after we go to our homes, and tbo'
will be put io the pisttion, as to its support,'
tiiofulao, (bat e ought to have placed ft Nf