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The Anti-Slavery Bugle.
From the Ohio State Journal.
BEWARE OF PHILLIPS.
Wendell Phillips has made another cf hi)
culiar orations in Boston on "The H nr."
He goes into Seward, with what somebody
Kappily called a vengeance; ho salutes South Car
olins with the kiss of fraternity; h! makes a mock
Of this well meaning Union, or the re-n lining fra-i
meat Of it; and utters tho usual nnmW of al.-i
It is a sad thins that a man of Phillips violent
opinions, should be clothed with such wonderful
powers. We fear that before society can bo peacc
Yally reconstructed, and tlae Ciiion made' to take
he medicine that is honestly meant f . r its good,
suoh people as Phillips must be suppressed. H
talks altogether too finally. Ti.oso sinude, brief
sentences or which his speeches are in. .do up, form
him a coat of iiiail, so cur nir-gly and closely
wrought, that no lance citn pierce it,
Phillips takes premises wl.icli we all grant to be
truo, acd weaves upo i them CD enchanttr.ciit of
logic from which there is no escape.
Tako, now, this insianco of tho way in which he
Seizes another's weakness and uiiil-.cs it his
"The South set-ks disunion to save flaverj; the
North dings to the Union to eovo prosperity and
growth. Mr. Seward says tho Union ii.t.kas
eafe and strong and happy. Wo used to think
it.n i. ;,.i...n .t.n .t..tr. 3 ,
better than happtnsse. I have, very li ilo respect
for that patriotism which id tho child of interest."
Weighed in this balanco, does not Suwurd kick
the beam? Justice ta higher than thrift; honor
t better than happiness. Soward is made to have
the air of affirming tho contrary. But has ho ever
done so 7 To whom would you rather entrust
power to Phillips or Seward ?
We all agree that slavery is a great evil. Wo
all hope that it will ono day perish from tho earth.
We all think that tho Union is the great bulwark
of slavery on this continent
Wendell Phillips tukos these amiable abstrac
tions, and dovetails into them the pestilent lune
ttes ol his tribe, so that it seems if you givo the
premises, you must grant the conclusion. He
"Disunion is Abolitionism. That is ull I cato
for it. I care not for forms of government but
for its essenoe. The music of disunion to me h
that at its touch tho slave breaks forth in jubilee
Disunion leaves God's naturul laws to work out
'their solution. Insurrection is the tyrant's chock.
'Let us stand out of Ood's -way, and his divine laws
Will have free course."
You are hurried along by reasoning liko this,
' and cannot make a ready answer. Tho more you
ooneider it, tho more merclloesly logical it ap
pears. It strikes deep and pervades the ideas
'which you have cherished. Put in other word.,
'the argument is this: Liberty 1b the essence of
our government. When our government is no
longer animated by liberty, it is tune that the
' dead oorrnption of its forms should be twept
Ilere is another stroke or the same pitiless
I am not aware that at any time or nny place
Mr. Seward ever named the virtue he would not
raunuuo iu save rue union. 1 ttiiuk tie is yet to
name the vice which he does not think saving the
Union would transform Into a virtue. Romembor
!ng the element of his statesmanship, let me quote
for you the key note or his late spoeoh, which is
"The firBt object of every human sociotv is safc-
ij or security, mi nuiuii, u oeeu ue, tney will and
they must saonnce every other."
"If unqualified, this principle sanctions evory
' crime. Under it James II and Bonaparte were
" lautf. Suppose the Union does mean happiness
' wealth, order, sarety. No man has a right to buy
either witn crime. Urant all that Mr. Seward
claims. No man has a right to trade in sin, how
ever good ft bargain the dovil offers him. A Tew
years ago, Tennessee and Kentucky both confess
' ed, by tbelr representatives in ' Congress, that the
diasolution of the Union was the dissolution of
lavery. The othor day Senator Johnson said
that if be was an abolitionist, and wanted to break
np slavery, he would first set about breaking op
the Federal Union. In September Mr. Seward
said, "What are the SjutRern States io. the Union
fur? Why oboul d they go out ? They could
defend themselves a moment against (lie slave.''
Ami in litis very ppceeh ho eftvs it is the
that terrains the humility to shivery within
row limit'. Now, if thcio things are true it
Union gave us a new Golconda cveiy n;otith
lot mnljc crerj baj burn wim its limits as
I S domon wo should havo no tilit to cling
w ,,;, it (lIono blaTory po,8ibe in
j W..-r'd'jll Phillip? is thus the eubtlt and
boniest fact of tha time. He cannot bo dcnunric-
m; eJ wll,,out doriOUlcig ,he principle of liberty
; wlch ,l0 ,,,,, , absolu,e ,,., IIe
who ,jt ,u approved without tho oduptiun of tho
bo archival idea.
Altogether, Ihe best is not to meet him iU
j;,t always ti go round him.
its; Youinr ui-n M-riicuhirlr. flnn.1,1 l.n .,nr,tr,l
' j ' -------- - - -
linn tlio f .f j::niti.'n of his brilliant thought,
serted I.i tliwK'fs rontuu injr. Ko doubt in Wend
00 'Pl'"'l ' lln'y behold one of the finest intellects
that tho country 1ms pioduond. Perhaps Iho
that he is tho ripea growth of tho American
may churm them. He is shrewd, prnctic.t!, direct,
ar.d jet ho censantly reverts' io.ltio primal truths
for his infpiuuions, us the uatioii did in tho begin
ning. His eul'uvc is deep and generous, nnd
his ktioulo!;c close at hi.iid f..r iitotant use.
i.n orator ho is unaurpaiscd ; bis eloquence has
diamond glitter. For tho piesont generation,
is a mo.-t ciot.j-eruus dti.tor. Puiiiig the lapse
J score o F years, things may turn up so that euch
a nun as I'iiiilips will n .t be pnssiblu, or if he
possible, will be entirely lianulets. At present
we bang (feebly it is true) to tho sclf-svident
truths that wo were ciij;ir,ally tied to ; and
j Phillips' ultra views ara troublesome. In
generation, wo ir.iy l e going it undor a uiillitur
j dcpoi;sni, and then tho premises on which
base- bis arguments will not bo acknowledge,
; and tho whole thing will slide together.
That day oi beuurity has. not jet arrhed, nnd
'in tho meantime, wo warn our readers agaiuM
! w. p.
From the Northern Independent.
THE DANGER AND ITS REMEDY.
,erj' "m" uf !0rrc i:1 this nation, has known
i , '" y,"rii ,!,ftt -fu-hlo must corns that
! -!emuni8 of r'uin """ us, and were
. J u.u nioauiiy aiw a
m the production of the grand result which is now
developing itself wiih such rapidity. Ii is no sud
den or UT!csiCctDd caram!ry tfmt 6a ti.r,lln Vt,
we nre only reaping what wo have sown, only ex
periencing iba consrq-iences of our own conduct.
This nation has for severity-five years persistently
iroo,ie!. ,t, too oust, millions of human beings
each and every ono of whom w . redeemed by the
blood of Christ, and called to a heavenly inheri-
t.nct; ihoCi.uieh, Mlowing the con tipl example
oi t.,0 ot-.e. lias lor loo most part, 6ar.etior.ed thi-
ou i rage. Vt here si.cli a slate of things exists, t,i,
loaivn is ineiitaUo. There can bo otil.v tcinim-'
fAiy repose, wl.ere there is crime. H j ,C oJ
i.-unauon mat is plunging it ii iu utiar.ihy . it is
1. .1 !. ... .
ii turn is semieiKiir it to I if
our u mos, Uottond
iili tin of the Ch'ii-
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:our wiiios. ottniiaum wants lobe pacific, rat!.-
i r .nan puritituj nii i our nnriiiern u jiighfuees, not
yet tired id qotiLUery. nre especially anxious to ad
minister ii toothing dose of compromise, instead uf
giving i.'iat tiie c iso so evidently c.iiis for an u'j
Our danger lies in crime actually .committed by
the South, and abotted by tho North. We have
uudrrlnksn to build up one raco by pulling down
another to boy peice lor tho w hites, wo have sold
tho blaeks. Our national structure henra m.il. ..I
government in defiance of right, but as, God reigns
and punishes tho guilty, it is utterly impossible
that any government should be etable, while it
contravenes his lavs. Had wo been as joMous of
ttio negroes rights as of our own had every dc
partment of our laws, and our administration,
been duly mindful of all, instead of meanly con
tracting its regards to tho welfare of lim
man alono, we might have appealed to hoaven with
confidence in this exigency. But as things are,
we have no right to be heard on high. If wo should
lift up our voice to God, his only answor would bo
"cleanse your hands, yo Binnors, and purify your
hearts, ye douUe-minded." We must put away
this great sin, or perish as a nation. . .
Hence, the remedy, and the only possible reme
dy for existing disorders, is a greatly increased
anti-sluvcryisni. If the presont evils do Dot con
vince us, and causa us to let the oppressod go free
if, like Pharaoh or old, we harden our hearts
under the judgments of God, instead of giving the
slaves their freedom, this Republio will undoubt
edly be slrvered to atoms. Compromises at inch
a moment are a piece of wrenched imbecility, and
.l.; l.;,l I,. ;:. ... i : .
, - "-b u.i.ot., onu our national
adm.nistration has always been characterized by
.11. nuo-mvieuoy io .ut eiuve power. It ig no
wonder then, that this boasted political system
cannot enduro, or that with scarce a breath or op-
position, it fulls into hopehss ruiu. Were there
no God, it might be possible to give stability to a
betray an utter ignorance of tbo fundamental laws
or national prosperity. All compromises at this
hour, aro but roses upon tho cheek or death. Our
sin has round us out. We hive to do with God,
and not with man. IT by sacrificing our all of
principlo, we could patch up a peace with the
slave-holders to-day, it would be broken to-morrow
booause in the ordot or heaven "tin. re is no peace
TORONTO GLOBE ON THE CLEVELAND
The Toronto Globe in an article upon the fugi
tive oaso in Cleveland oloste by saying :
The United States Commissioner expressed th
opinion that the oitisens or Cleveland woubl nn
oppose tne eoloroement of the Fugitive Slave Law
nowever distasteful to them, if it should be proved
that this poor woman fairly came within its nro-
visions that there were not twenty of them who
would not wish to see the law upheld. The Cleve
land Leador, a strong Republioan paper, also es
pressos it assuranco that the law will bo upheld,
although nt tho Fftmo timo r tijitnfttiziiig it
"ju5t, justice-defying, and infamous luvr.
uj'on tho colored citifin ospooially it urges
nnd submission to the law, even though
in unrighteous one, inrder that the North
ive to the South convincing proof of its fidelity
io all Federul laws and its willineness to cftrrv
thorn out, however obnoxious, until duly repealed
or modified. This law-abiding spirit is in
cotnmcdnble, but wo think that in present circum
stances it may bo carried too far. When In
South twirnoly a week pnsres but Northern
arc tarred and feathered, nud bnnirhed or hung,
for no other crimo tlan that of holding Northern
scotiments 'on tho subjectof slavery when but
fow v.eoks ago a pious nnd devoted Methodist
minister named Ii -j I y was seized bj Rrnob
Texas nnd bung, on the baro suspicion of holding
abolition sentiment, and when at,y claim to
ins muruerers uroogiti to jumco wouiu no treateu
wi'h derision in such circumstances we do
think tho people of Cloveland ought to bo
punctilious in discharging their obligations to
infamous slavo law. If to-day, liiv or no
they bhould.tuke tic girl Lucy out of the hnnds
her captor., and give her a free pass to Canada,
or defend her in Cldvul.indjtigiiin.st all aggressors,
'heir violation of the unjust law enacted by
strong against the weak would; not" only be par
donable but praiseworthy, as a testimony of their
allegiannn to the higher law.of humanity, and
the Divine law vhich says: "Thou shalt not de
liver unto his master tho servant (. . slave) that
is escaped from bis master unto thee. He shall
dwell with thee w hero it likcih Lim beet. Thou
shalt not oppress him."
TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.
We deem it our duty, as your lleprescntatives
at Washington, to lay before you such information
as we may possess in regard to the probable action
ol Congress in the present alarming coiidition
At tho beginning of this session, now more than
half over, committees were appointed, in both
Houses of Congress, to consider the stato of tho
Unioi. Neither oommittee has been able to Bjtreo
npott any mode or settlement oTthe pending issues
between tho North acd the South.
The Republican members in both coniinittees
rejected propositions acknowledging the right
property iu slaves, or recommending the division
of the Territories botwoeu the Slaveholding and
Non-shwohobling States by a geograihical line.
Io tt: Sonuto, tlio propositions ootnnionly known
as Mr. Crittonden'6jwcre"voted against; by every
Republican Senator : aud tho House, on a vot hv
- - - -
Isifions, moved by Mr. Etheridge, which were even
less favorable to tho South than Mr. Crittenden's
A resolution eivinu a nlad.-o to t,
ident in tho use or force ogainst seceding States
as adoped iu tho House of Representatives by a
! large majority ; and in tho Senate every Republic
ex; n vote 1 to mihstitnrfl f.,r r- r,!i,,t..!
. . ...mum a ytni-
joii'ionj resolutions offered by Mr. Clark, of Now
Hampshire, df.clarinc no cow concession
. " ,
jr. tevs. rr rn.rt.i'iri to in ii n ri..r.:..,.:.
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r.yes and noes, revised to consider certain propc-
and that tho remedy fir tho present
danger was simply to enforco thb laws ;
UIIHI.-S, If LIU 1. L H IT.n I nncritntw n ir.ii..
'necessary ; thct the demands of the South were
the ltlWR. lllllPK it hlmll tin.iro.ia ........ .1
.1.. - . rCBU.
:iiy apparent that tho seceding States nre bt nu-
merous, determined, and united as to make fuch
an attempt hopeless.
We are confirmed In these conoln.i.n. l. .
general intercourse hero ; by the speeches or the
Republican leaders, hero nnd elsewhere ; by tho
recent refusals of tho Legislatures of Vermont
words, ooarcion and war.
In this s ate oT fact?, or.r duty is to warn you
it is vain to hopo Tor any measures or concil-
iation or adjustment (from Congress) which you
could accept. We are also satisfied that tho Re-
party designs, by civil war alone, to
i . c ... c. i. i .
me ouuiiiern ciaies, nnuer tlie pretext cf
Ohio, and Pennsylvania to repeal thoir obnoxious
Personal Liberty Laws ; by the action or the Illi
nois Legislature on resolutions approving the
Uitlendon propositions, and bv the ndontion nf
tho resolutions in New York end Massachusetts
Legislatures (doubtless to be rollowed by others)
offering men and money for tho war or coercion.
We have thus pluced before you the foots and
conclusions which have bceomo manifest to us
from this post of observation where you have
placed us. There is nothing to bo honed from
congress tlie romcdy is with you alone, when
you assemble in sovorign Convention.
We conclude by expressing our solemn convic
tion that prompt and decided notion, by tho people
of Virgiuii in Convention, will afi'ord the surest
means, under the Providence or.God, oravertine
an impending civil war, and preserving the hope
oi reconstructing a Union already dissolved.
i. M. MASON,
K. M. T. HUNTER,
D. C. DE JARNETTE,
M. R. II. GARNETT,
SI1ELTON B LEAKE,
E. S. MARTIN,
II. A. WMUNDSON,
ROGER A. rRYOU,
THOS. S. BOCOCK,
A. G. JENKINS.
Washington City, January 20, 1861!'
Owing to the detention ol Ex-Governor Smith,
at his home in Virginia, by sickness, this address
oould not be presented to him for his signature-
Ibere is no doubt he would have joined in it, ir
From the Principia.
THE FOLLY OF WORLDLY WISDOM.
"Th, wlidoin ot tu, world ir foollibuM, with Qil." Uim.i.
This divine maxim is as true in so-called seoular
affairs as in those oalled religious as true at the
ballot box and in the Senate Chamber, as in the
pulpit and in the oloset nf secret devotion.
Ood bee not provided two sorts of wisdom for
oe the one to manage politics by, and the other
guide ui le heaven. All tho wisdom He reoug
nisee begins with the fear of Ihe Lord, aud is
perfcoted by keeping hi commandments, in 11 Jof
. i ,i . . .
Zl n B.nd.,7,VU,M of 'ife- A11
"J7M , ?! sanctif.oa.ion begin and
juov iters id too doing ol tho will of Ood. with
repent, believe, and be saved, that the Christian
snail be perfooted and sanctified, that the states
man should do justice and execute judgment
all thorn that are oppressed, that the votor should
choose rulers who are just, ruling iu the foar
God. In caoh of those cases thoro cat) be no
success, in the highest sense, but by
the will of God, with a pu.ro heart.
God's wisdom consists in a supreme regard
the true and risht in the abstract, reducing it,
to practico, without variabloness or shadow
of turning. 1I0 who does this, is wise with
wisdom. His precepts concerning all things
riyit. He eittetu upon tho throne, iudifinir
havo j He controls all worlds, being,, and things, for
pureueart. His will is that the impenitent
law, from upland, tho true,
ono grand object of maintaining and establishing
nyiii, ana conlounding and overturning
vroy. Ha that would secure God's help
God's 6U00CSS. must nut itnciala hnl. I.....ll.
---iv 1.UI1 B
in tho ubstract."
and the right iu the abstract, and no'.hio
shall remain 7
What if his counsol should stand, and ho obould
do all his pleasure, working all things yes I
"things as they are" after the counsel of his own
will? And what if every event that takes place
shalLiufttliibly contribute to bring about that
great design uf maintaining tho true and
rijihfcod of orusbin to atoms every thing else?
If all this should turn out to be true, what
would theu become of all your temnoriziuir cxne-
','ien,l' ana" sinful compliances and compromises
anu croonou courses, to Uudgo the true aud
lhtdoviats in r,;, r,nt.,t t. . i-
... f .. ., 1 ""(;' mm
gu tyofull. Ihe truth, tho whole truth,
nnl7t- , v , "'"7 ""B mo wuoio r.gnt,
and nothing but the r.gh-, should bo the one
gio aim of nitn who, in an cart of Uud'a
verse, desires to succeed
"This may be vory true in tho abstract"
Mr. Worldly-nisc-man, "but it will nover onswor
in practice. It may bo good theology, but it
bad policy. It may do in heaven, when wo
there, ir wo over do, but will nevor answor in
woild like this. We must tuko things as they
We must take tho world as it is."
True, my friend. But what ir il ithould turn
out, in tho end, that "things as they are, and
wullu as u u uro in Uod's hands, as t'ie clov
... .u iiauus oi me potter, as the saw is in
hands uf him that Bbakoth it 7 And what if
sworn by bimsesf. and will nut i:
things as they are, und the world as it U" shall
overturned, and overtutned, und overturned
until he whose right it is shall come, and tho
twjut it the sconce now cnaciing, before your
cyos wtiatit the news you read, evory morning,
iu the daily newspapers, or weekly, in the week
lies, bo ocly a continuation of this same world's
hintory showing up 'ihe world as it is, and things
they are, to bo nothing .more nor less than
1 Gods groat theatre, appondages, and instrumeu-
j talkies, by which ho is currying on the world-dra-that
j ulai its sucessive ecsuea and catastronbies,
every one of which touches this little moral' thu't
(hero is and cau bo no wisdor", but in an nn'wave
publican rin15 adherence to the true and the right, without
' . j j: .i
iu'-un, wnnout eubtrootion. without in(rm;t.
What ir tho page or universal historv. un to
present hour, be found, on examination, to be
continuous unbrokou testimony to tho uareinil-
ling energy of Diviuo Providcnco for
sbn, without chanjc 7
'Tho wisdom or tho world is foolishness with
God,' A thousand vears henoa.
, r iiiu ijiumb
readers of this world's history in search of the
uaoai siriaiug illustrations ot the lolly of the
worldly witdom, may fix their eyes upon the histo
ry of the United States of America, in the nine;
teeotu. oentury, and fiud somewhere about the
yeur 1800 the culmination of the most instructive
catastrophe on reoord. Lot us try to look at our
selves, as a nation, in tho light in which future
ages will look at us.
Here is a nation deolaring it to be eelf-evident
that all men are created equal, and they are en
dowed by their creator with certain inalienable
rights, among which are life, liberty, and the ou'-i
. . . ... .
sun oi uappiness mat lor the
"-'I VI lUCte
rights, governments are instituted amon men de-!
riving their just powers from lhe Ci)nt,n, -'.,"
governed. The representatives of the cation sol-1
1 1 . O I . .
ouimy appeal io mo oupreme Judge of the world
for the reotitude of their iuteutions to organixe a
government lor tbese ends. Such a Government
they profess to institute, by a Conttitution io
tablish justice and sooure the bbesing of liberty ."
Vet they administer that government to establish
injustice and perpetuate the aboiniuitioss and tho
eurse of slavery.
They claim that they do this, because that Con
stitution to "establish justice and secure the bles
sings ot liberty," lays them under a moral and
political obligation to do sol And they cling to
this polioy of permitting millions of Ihe nation to
be oppressed, as the necessary condition of preser
ving peaee, unity, security, and the stability and
perpetuity of the nation aud tho Government.
Learned men, deep read in history and oivil poliev
do mm is not "tne wisdom of the world foolish'
ness with God?"
For thirty years the subject is agitated, by the
remonstrances of small part or tho people, who
are donounced as disorgauizors and traitors. For
thirty years the oombined powers of Church and
State; the wealth, literature, official position, and
political and ecclesiastical influence or the eounlrv
employed, not to devise means or removing
tho great national sin, the great national curse,
but to put a stop to the agitation respecting it, and
persuade or foroe the whole peoplo to settle
down again into silence aud quiet, doing nothing,
attempting nothing, and saving nothing, in res-.
peot to it. Surely is not "the wisdom or this
world foolisbnese with God?"
By a continuous series or remarkable Providon-
oes, God bimiolf. most siffnall saaond. ih. nr..ri.
the bated agitator, and joining hit voioe to
theirs, thunders in the ears of tho nation,
end every yoke-lot tho oppressed go free. Froclaiu,
i ' lilmrii l,
t j iuu inuu. vuiu in iiiu iiiiiuiji-
shall tance tl.orcof-iepeating. by his p.ovidentlal
buses, the commands or his word. To every
or ex lot-tation based on the woid and Providence
or God, a besotted Priesthood, like that or
I' rue!, cries "Pcaoo I peace I Heresy I
1 Slavery is a Bible institution. At least
is innocent. Though it annuls marriage,
the Bible, oxtorts labor without wages-it
not liia.'nwi iit ae." To this tho Compling I!oue
of Mammon and the Senato Chamber of Molocb
respond, "Amen ! Abolition is treason. To
tho outcasts is rebellion. Put it down by
by bludgoons, or by statutes."
Such is tho wisdom or this Acrid, in Us
of those who bear testimony against oppres
sion. For thirty years the worldly wisdoji of
ruling politicians and ecclesiastics
i i......... . .
j-.ojeu iu seme tno vexoa question, to silence
agitation. t inality" alter finality has been
claimed, then ripped up by them and cast to
Wlljdrl. (lim tirnmilO rtiAnaiiKn. I n . 1....
' "u u..pieu.
is j compromises nave teon repealed. Compromises
and j are again proposed. Yet the agitation rages
uercety titan ever. Is not "tho wisdom or
sin world foolishness with God ?" Has He ever
tint.1 f..n...l i ,.!r. ...! i
- . -" " ' I
Whon the "uggreisions of the slave power"
the iutercsts of the "while" race, a "u?tile"
J!Ad 9 party came up not Io overthrew tbejiotrerof
slavery by killing slavery itself. Oh! no. But
promising to let it live, oud exhaust its strength
on the black man, in tho slave States, but forbid
ding it to extend itself into tho now Territories,
claimed for tho exclusive use and benefit of
K'd't? nam! The selfishness and meanness of
claim vrsis bcar:e!y less than that of tho Slave
! Power itself. Such a movement could cot reach
I the conscience it Ibo slaveholder, nor ovor-nwe
him, nor ins;. ire him with f..nr Tt Infs
Urongth of tho Slave Puwer unimpaired,
promised to .eavc it untouched. I; only irritated
and ombolJoncd tho slaveholders to put lorth
urgo now demands, as they
power, and to
God'e command to "execute justice for the
was ignored, derided and spurned.
aid of the God of the oppressed, it was thought
could be spared. It would be unsafo to ottempt
obedience to bis commands. It would irritato
slaveholders, and to conciliate the, and propitiate
their favor, was deemed of more importance,
to secure the co-operation and protection of
Ha, not the event proved that their wisdom
fooiishnccs with him t
Had Mr. Lincoln been elected on God's noli
eal platform the platform of the Biblo.of tho Deo-
the laratiun or Independence and or tho Constitution
platform of equal justice and liberty to
P"0"' 11,0 consoieDce of the slaveholders and or
wuoio nation would have been reached and im-
pressed. Everyman, woman and child, would
have known that il was right. The knowledge
during thecampaign nnd afterward, would
nave been a tower of strength. The irritation
tho slaveholders would havo been loss their cour
age nothing at all! What would they have thought
o! attempting? Less than two hundred thousand
slaveholders among four millions of slaves,- six
millions or Southern non-slavoholding whites, and
against tho majority in the free States. Tfce tele
graphic announcement of the election of a thorough
abolition President would have settled the ques
tion, without commotion, without secession, with
out a throat or secession. Every intelligent, re-!
fleeting, wcll-inlormed man; with a knowledge
history and or human nature, will admit this.
Here then wo have the sacrifice or conscience,
truth, right, liberty, nnd obedienco to the plain
commands of God, for the purpose or securinu
conciliation, quiet, the absence of agitation, of
civil comirrotiou and disunion. Yet the result
turns out to be the rovcrso of all this.
Tho very evils dreaded by the Republican lead
ers, to arrest whicu they failed to fulfil the high
mission of etatosmen aud deliverers, have boen
brought upon them by the "wise and prudent"
policy they have pursued. Even now, in the midst
of the developments which roveal their lack of sa
gacity and forecast, they renew end redoublo their
expedients and proffered compromises, which only
invito bolder demands and incite to more audac-
: -sr. . . .
, " Bg . . , Oe.8r0' 'D ",e &eDale'
eait minuou moiuer wun ner spoiled child,
is seen feeding Ihe South Carolina slaveholders
with sugar-plumbs to stop their crying, and put
ting hammers and mirrors into their hands, to
prevent them from doing mischief!
Surely, "the wisdom of Ibis world is foolishness
For seventy years, 'the wisdom of this world,'
in the Church, in the Stats, and in the Compting
House has been taxing its resources to the utter
most, in every directiou, and in the uso of ever
conceivable oxpedient, to stave off tho heaven-
commauded duty to 'break every yoke and let the
oppressed go free.' They have talked of slavery's
'dying out bt itsell,' ot outting off its supplies by
stopping the slave trade, of 'draining it off by colo"
nization, of limiting its boundaries by compromis
es, of shutting it out of new Territories, of refus
ing to cdmit new slave States, of thus surrounding
the old slate States with new free States, and iu
that way compelling it tu deoline and die. Every
one of these expedients bps failed. The slave
trado has never been entirely suppressed. Its
partial suppression, instead of causing the docline
ot slavery has not prevented its growth to such
dimensions that it demands that the restriction be
removed, and is, itself, in defiance of the laws', an-
nulling it. Though exoluded from the North-West
Terrhury, slavery has added Louisians, Texas, and
Florida, and has prooured a decision of the hiah.
est Federal Court, legalizing it in all the Territo
ries, and virtually in all the Slates, a measure
which it approved by the President, acd itt sup
port is now made a condition of the contlnuano.
ot the Union! One by one, the demands of free
dom have been, by eompromioe, abandoned, tifl it
it difficult to tell what romaina except it be that
the President eleot shall be permitted to bt inau
gurated, on coudition of bit letting slavery live
"break I and thrive, and or repealing all Stat, eoacttnept
' for the protection, against kidnappers, or our bitU .
ztjuvi uun nrti iom ni imp rr inn laam or
jtl e world.' Is it not 'foolishness with Qvdt'
Oi r friends in various parts of the ooutitry who1
write to u, approving the proposition lo 'compro
mi so the Shivery difficulty by buying the slaves.,
in the Border States, will understand that we do
not publish their communications, simply from
want ofspneo. As for the idea which tbey s
warmly advocate, it is sure to make its Own iy.
As yet, no bill has been introduced into 'either
lluusa of Congroes to carry out this great meas-
uro, but that will cooio in due time. It is the
only practicable compromise which his been pre
posed, and must before lung engage onivenal at-
tontion. N. Y. Tribune.
The Tribune's idea is to expend about one hun
dred millions of dollars in buying the slave in tb3
the, border slave States. It would thus compete, in
pro- tho slave market, with the Cotton States, and
tho would uiako slave breeding immensely profitably
) 'Mi . .1 m .
iue price oi noys, in tne iticnmona marxet, would
increase iaiinens'y. Proeced Philosopher I But.
what would you do with your property; after fofck
bad purchased it 7 Cincinnati Commercial.
From the Cincinnati Commercial.
THE DANGER OF CIVIL WAR—THE ALTERNATIVE.
ir it be possible Tor the disaffected States to Sep.
arato themselves from the Union peaoeably, w!
are in favor of giving them full permission and all
ncodful assistance to go. We must meet the fnott,
tho "accomplished facts," face to face. The revo
lution is "bloodless as yet," though madmen have
fired upon a ship at Charleston and attempted to
fire upou a steamboat at Yiok.burg. At Charles
ton, seventeen canhon balls, aimed with deadly
intent, at a vessel in the service or the General
Government, passed harmlessly into the waves.
Greatly perplexed by his ignorance of the ciioum-
staucee, and "sorely temped" to open, bia batter;,
their 'he commandant at Furt Sumter said to his gua-
the children among the passengers ; there were flirt
zens or Kentucky onboard. If it had hot been
for the dampness of the powder i'ri the tolich hole;
of the secession or Mississippi would have tbensig
this, ! nalizod by the murder of citizens of Ohio and Ken-
ncrs,"patienco," instead of "fire, "or the "haughty
echo," as the Charleston Mercury calls it, of tho
batteries of South Carolina, would have been
drowned in the thunder of the oolumbiads of the
Union. On tho banks of the Mississippi river, on
a dark and rainy night, a steamboat from thli
city did not "respeot" a shot fired across her bow,
three hundred yards above the landing, as her offi
cers were utterly ignorant or its purport, and A
twenty-four pound gun, loaded with chain-shot,
was aimed at her, and the match applied. The
priming flashed without discharging the gun, or
there would have been wholesale murder by thS
order acd act of the authorities of the State of
Mississippi. The officers of the boat are gentle
men well known here ; there were women and
tucky at Vioksburg, by authority of the State.
Thus far tho shedding of blood has been won
derfully escaped. But there is danger, cioJl dis
mal and imminent, that blood will Boon be shed.
The lurid clouds of war lower over three cities
Pcnsacola', Charleston, and Washington. We
would not havo a right to surprise, if at any hour
intelligence were received, that Forts Pickens and
Sumter are attacked. And forbodings respecting
the Federal City, are indulge! by those who are
most familiar with it. A conspiracy to take the
oily end bold it long enough at le4?t to ,esUoy
the public buidings, t known to exist. There 12
no doubt about it. The Knights of the Gulden
Circle, and other Southern politic-military organ
izations, which are secret and oath-bound, are t
the bottom of it. Nothing but the presence of
Gen. Scott, with Some hundreds of United States
troops, and several batteries of Dying artillery,
will prevent an attack. It is certain that il Major
Anderson had not removed to Fort Sumter, and
by that act broken tip the Traitor Cabinet, Wash
ington City would have been seized by a mob; and
the inauguration of Mr. Lincoln id that place
prevented. We are no alarmists, as our readers
will bear witness, but we feel r . would not be
justified in saying, even now, that all apprehen
sions or trouble at Washington before inaugura
tion day, may be dismissed.
If there is an attack opon Fort So alter br Pick
ens; or upon the Federal City, all hope of the pre;
sorvation or speed restoration of the Federal
Union, and avoiding civil war, will be sudden!
extinguished. The property of the Government
the seat of the Government itself can not be sur
rendered, tut must be defended. ' If the States
are to be separated into Northern and : Southern
Confederacies, or otherwise dividod, tue work ttitfsi
be done by a Convention or the States, "decently
acd in ordor." While we must hot recognize the
"right of secession," we must recognise, at some
time and in some form, the facts of revolution.:
Why should we try to disguise ffoffl ourselvcr,
that the shock of the explosion cf the mine Bred
by South Carolina, is felt on the banks of the Ohio,
and that the foundations or the Commonwealth of
Kentucky are shaken as by an earthquake? A
fool fired the temple of Ephesus, which waa the
wonder or the world. South Caroline, - the foot
acd madman, has fired into the temple of Ihe
Union; and we cannot quench the conflagration ifi
blood. How then eh all it be ocenched? B r'e-'
cognizing the right of every madman to burn bis
own house whioh is, the "right of secession!'
That would plunge ns Into the fire forever. . The
right of secession is the lioense of anafeny. and Io
inoomorate it into uur form of covsrhmsnt in o-
ganio law or in treaties, would be to deliver onr-3
selvos np to eternal oonfuslofl. ' .
But if one State cannot withdraw fVotn thi
Union,' a Convention of lbs people of all the SiaW
can take the general welfare into consideration,
and yield the disaffected States the independence
that tbey seem to oovet. It ie vain to talk of or-
cing the people of the States from the Potomac Io'
ihe Rio Grande, aud the Ohio to the Gulf. Tad'
General Assemblies of New Yorfc, and Ohio, by
almost nnanimoui rotes, tondtted the Genet! GV