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McArlLur, Vinton Co., 0.,
OH rBHSUASIOW, KEUCIOtfS OR POLITIC
Thursday, Nov. 8, 18o.J.
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Fancy JOD 1'KIM'ING,' such as
Handbills, lihtr.kar Vritf.
Curds, t Tickets,1 Prngravinea, ' '
Circulars, Pbsttjii ..' Chtckt,
It ill Jltudt, . -a.Mr ' r,-J(orse BUU,
fCT We respectfully- solicit the printing
v.-ewouaji.e' of our lXuiocrutTn friends, and all
others .MMjuiring work-in Vinton county.
. gtnts for the "JMrtbur Uriuorrut.
Tea folloins Qentlemen will Bacalva and Roctlpl
tof SuktciiixloDt aun AdvartlMinetili, fur lliin'l a
(r, in Vinton Cuuatr.ohio.
rtTTOH t'OX,
W'm. Taylkr,
Jno. Clabk, Sr.,
J. Eloer,
1. Gll I.EN,
Auam Lyns,
). abom,
linmden Furnace,
Mi. Plefisiint.
tlarriEon Tovuship.
Isloers Storo,
Wilkesulltj.
Swan.
Knox.
BUSINESS DiRECTCRY
FOR VINTON COUNT i, OHIO
II. 1. HKW1TT, Judge of Probate Court
W.L.EDMlSTON.Clerk Com.Pleas Court
K. F. BINGHAM, Prosecuting Attorney.
Wm. T1SUE, Sheriff.
JOSEPH MAGEE, Auditor.
II. PAYNE, Treasurer.
JiVMES M ALONE, Kecoider.
ELSON K1CUM0ND, Surveyor.
JE0. ULLOM, Coroner.
Countv Commissioners.
J. DOWD, J- KINNEY, & JOHN 8YVA1M,
School hxnmtncrp,
0. T. CUKN1NQ, G. W. S110CKEY and
H. A. 15KATTON.
IRON FUItNACES,
With timt Pott Olfue Adresses.
X'iDcikaati FcutfAtK, Wesifall.Stew
art -Co. Manulacturers of the best
quality of Fij; lrou. liamden, Keeds
Mill P. 0.
Eaolk F c b n a oe, Stanley, Bentley &
Co. Maiiufttttuiers of i'.ta best quality
ufyPig Iron. Eagle Post Office,
Vintos FuKtiAtE, Means, Clark ft Co.
Manufacturers of best quality ot Pig
Iron, Vinton Funmte Post Ollice.
Haxiden Fubsack, Fraze, Tatr & Co.
Heed's Mill Tost Office.
Bio Saku Fuhbace, Barilett, Dhiib
Co., Mauulacturtrs ot th best quality
j Pig Iron. Post Office at A theu3, 0.
Mkkchanw or Vinton, who are
Ccalora In 11 Gooda Haidware,iotuwaNi, Beota,
aihoea, Giocarlaa, ate,
McAhitau. John S. Hawk, J. K. D
Will, Tuiulintoo & Co., 0ven Dmvd, K A
Ilratlou.J.CiE. Liodfee.Shudes it Heyitoldtt.
Hamukh. IVni. Kill, D. D. T. Haul, II. B.
Moore, J. B. VV. B. Willscn, Viu. C.
tilea&tm.
WiLfcrsviLLE. S. S. Murry, John Oillen.
Cline & Gardner, Filurn 6i lstley, Jomts
Bleakely, Carr & Strong.
Allkksville. Ptfcr Miller, Marc'19 Mil
ler, Joseph Wilcox.
AIt. Pleasant. Phillip Sain.
rBATTsvuxK. Si:pr-tt-n i bwrpston,
Aiken's Mill. J. llloer.
BihkhiI'Mab'b Mill. William Tisue.
HJKMTUKE ROOMS
MoAbtiiuu. E. P. Botlmell.
DRUGGISTS.
McAnniUH.-G.B. Will"
Hamdkh. L'avi6 Collins.
4ViLt8ViLLr.. Cliuu & Gardner.
BOOT AN S OESfoulir
McAEiuuit.-J. G. S wetland. B. C. Cogfwe
L F.BINGHAM
At to rncy al Law,
. McARTUUR, OHIO,
Will practice iu Vinton and adjoining coun
ties. Office three doom West ol toe Post
Office.
Feb. 9, 1653. 34 tf
MRTOH L. CLABil.
.......JOHF t, FLYLE
CLARK ND PLYLEYj
Attorneys al Law.
IMcARTlIUR, OHIO.
WfHIpractioa iu partnership in Viu ton Coun
ty. Office, four doon east ol Sissou & Uul
tern tiotet.
Eeb. 21.1654. 9.
E, A. BRAT.TOH,
Attorney at Lnw,
Mc ARTHUR, OHIO.
X J ILL practice In Vin ton and adjoining
T V counties. Office, one door east of the
Blue Comer."
J, R. WHITTEMORE
HAS noyr asBOftmenJ of Wall Paper.
Borders, Window Cuitaiu,"aiid Fixe
crecns.Uial.cajt hardlv be surpassed in the
XA est. Priors low. - o, 1 Union Block,
asyAe.liS. ChiJUtothe, Phio.
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PERSEVERANCE.
(QSarah T. BoLToa was true to life as
w ell as to poetry when she wrote:
"Voyager upon life's sen,
To yourself be true.
And where e'r your lot mav be,
1'addle your men canoe."
"Leave to Heaven in humble trust
All rem will to do j
But. if you succeed, you mvit
Paddle your mm canne."
[From the Boston True Flag.
PLAN TO DECEIVE PEOPLE.
BY "CABOSSIUS."
'Is Mrs. Norley's party going to be
a large one?'
Yes, veiy, I understand.'
Do you know who is to be there?'
1 cannot recollect one half of tbetn
though I saw Mrs. Norley, herself,
yesterday, and she told mo of a great
many, anil of one in particular.'
Vho was that?' . .
Aiss Cecelia Ashton. From what
Mrs. Norley says, she must be a par
agon of beauty, But to change the
subject, 1 have an idea which 1 wish
to tarry out, if you agree to it. You
know it is reported that we arc engaged.
Yes; and I also know llut iho re
port is true.'
liut those that say so do not know
for certain that it is. What I propose
is, to put a stop to the report.'
'What do you moan? I do no't un
derstand you, Do you really wish to
wean on your engagement: Does an
other theu possess that heart which 1
fondly hoped was mine?'
J3e pstient for a moment, and I w?W
explain ail. I want to put those fool
ish gossips, who are forever meddling
with everybody's busiuess but their
owu, on the wrong track; and this it the
way 1 will do: during tho whole even
ing yo j must not pay me any more at
tention lhaucomiuou politeness would
require, but bo very attentive to some
otlier young lady; I assure you I shall
not bo jealous. And I, on my patt will
appear 10 be very much smitten with
some gentleman who may be so kind
as to uotice me. Don't you think it
will be a grand joke? l'cople will open
tut-ir eyes ana prophecy, iou havo
uo objection I hope? as 110 harm can
possibly result Iroia it; for 11 you have
1 will give it up. liut it will be such
a good thing.'
It d id not require much persuasion
from such a creature to cause her lover
to yield; atd he entered into all her
plans with great willingness, hut it
is time that the reader should Lo in
troduced, Tlw gentleman is Mr, Geo,
Harris, and the lady is jUiss mma
Lindley. They had been engaged for
some tune, ana imagined that they
loved each other siucerly, as tuany do,
and alterwards-discovcr their mistake
and that it w&s all owing to imagina
tion. Emma was full ot hie and mer
riment, and was continually forming
plans, that she thought could aH'ord her
any sport. It was m this mood that
she proposed to make people gaze aud
prophecy that evening.
Ah!' she exclaimed, 'I can almost
imagine that 1 see some old maid sha
king her head, and saying to her equal
ly w ise friend: 'Did you ever! 1 al
ways told you so. Talk to me ot the
constancy of man. Aud she, ioo she's
as bad as he.' Aud iu this manner
will they talk. But let us decide to
whom we are to be devoted this even
ing. W ho is to receive your attention?'
1 really don't know. Id most love
affairs the heart takes the lead; but
litre it has nothing to do with the mat
ter.' No, and don't you dare let it.'
Never fear: but if I find Miss Ash
too as pretty and as . accomplish! m
Airs, XSorley says she is, l think that
she shall be the favorite one.'
Well, 1 hope 1 may meet with some
stranger who may be kind enough to
be very atteutive to me, and I will re
ward uini with an abundance of smiles.
A large and gay company graced
the brilliantly lighted and splendid
rooms of Mrs. Norely that evening.
b roups of ladies and gentlemen were
collected in every part of the room,
chatting and laughing. Emma was
already there, and might have been
seen conversing with a geutleman who
appeared to admire her very much, snd
also she seemed much pleased with his
conversation. He was a stranger, and
s ht ban never seen him before that
evening. Harris bad not yet made his
appearance, and near all the company
hod assembled,
jlfrs. Norley, with whom he was a
reat favorite, ws inquiring among
some ot his menus about him, when
he entered and approached her. After
ue Iiau paid nis respects, and conversed
a short time with her, she exclaimed :
'But come, and allow me to intro
duce you to my niece, as I promised
you; I see that she is not at this mo
ment engaged. That is her, sitting on
an Ottoman, over in that corner of the
room.'
Without gtvinz him time to answer
hej, the led bim up to the young lady
and jntioduowl bim.
Truly,' thought he, 'Mrs. Norley
did not err when she spoke of this
young lady's beauty, for I never saw &
more lovely creature.
Her skin was ot the most dazzling
whiteness; her features weje regular.
Deep blue eyes, and dark auburn hair.
George entered into conversatioo with
her, and found her intelligent as well
as ueautilul. A quadrille was at that
momeut forming; they joined the set,
and as they stood up, George found
nimselt opposite to Luima, who, he
thought, was as well pleased with her
partner as lie was with his. As their
eyes met, they both smiled; but scarce
a word passed between them
the whole evening. They scarcely
inougnt oi eacn oilier, so mucli were
they pleased with their" new acquain
tances. This conduct caused a ereat
deal of surprise among the wise ones;
and various were the conjectures as to
wuat coum be tiie cause ot it.
Well, my dear,' said Mrs. Norley
to her niece, as they sat together in the
now deserted rooms, lor It was after
the company had separated; 'well my
dear, how have you enjoyed yourself
this evening? Did you find. any of
gentlemen to your liking?'
'I have enjoyed myself very much 5
the eveniiijr passed very acreeablv.'
was the answer.
But tell me something about the
gentleman you becamo acquainted
with. How did you like Mr. Harris?'
You recollect he is a favorite ol mine.'
I thiuk him a very agreeable young
man, and he is also qnito hauilsome.'
'lie is,' said Mrs, Norley, 'a very
line young man. It is reported ho is
engaged.'
He engaged! and to whom, prav?
quickly asked Cecelia,
' 1 0 Mis9 Lmma Lindley -that pret
ty young lady, with black hair and
black eyes? I noticed Mr. Lincolin
was very attentive to her.'
'1 ea, 1 recollect her; but I should not
suppose that they were engaged, for he
scarcely spoke to her during the whole
'V ell, such is tho report, but I don't
know how true it may be.'
I he conversation then changed 4o
another subject.
i he next morning, Harris could not
help thinking of the lovely maiden
with whom he had becorua soounioiod
the eveuing before. She had fur.de an
impression on his heart that too
deep to be easily erased: yet I10 wa3 all
unconscious. lie was auxiouc to c0
Emma, to talk with her about Miss
Ashton, and pt aiso her. As soon as
he properly could, he seized his hat
and sallied forth to her father's house.
Emma was wailing impatiently lor
him, as she, too, wauted to speak of
her new acquaintance who was not yet
forgotten.
0h, I wish George would come.
said she, as she stood by the window
looking tor him: 'but there ho is,' and
she rau to the door to admit him. 'I
am so glad that yoa have cornel 1
have been waiting some time for you.
Now let me hear how yoa spent last
evening. How were you pleased with
mot young lanyr
'I thought 9he was very pretty and
very agreeable. The evening passed
very nuicKiy, 1 ou ought to get ac
quainted with her, Did you ever see
such eyesr but a certain gentleman
appeared very much smitten.'
Do you think so? she quickly ask
ed.
4 Yes; tut what do yon thinlc of him?'
'He is one of the most agreeable
young men 1 ever met with. Don t
you thins him handsome? But what
do you say to keeping up the joke
little longerr
I am willing, for I enjoy it.'
And thus the conversation continued
about their new acquaintances, when
Mr, Lincolin, Emma's new lover, en
Igred. Gearga uniilod migniiiomntly
he caught her eye, aud in a short time
leu the room.
As he left the bouse, the first tho't
was of Cecelia, and he determined to
call upon her immediately. He was
soon with her; and the time that he
passed in her presence teuded greatly
to loosen the hold that Emma had upon
his heart. 1 he joke was ending in
earnest. He thought her, if possible,
more lovely than the evening before.
His visits did not end here, but contm
ued to crow more frequent; and his vis
its to Emma were becoming few and
far between. But Mr, Lincolin was
gradually taking his place in her affec
tions, and his absence was not all re
gretted, and scarcely noticed, Hjs
presence was embarrassing to ber.--She
could not trust him as a lover still,
for she no longer loved him; aud would
have willingly ended the engagement.
Harris was daily becoming more in
love with Misi Ashton, andoue day,
forgetting bis engagement and every
thing connected with it, he declared
his passion, and was accepted. When
he returned home, and calmly consid
ered what he had done, he was both
rejoiced and grieved. Rejoiced to hnd
that be was loved and accepted, and
grieved to think of the engagement'
that bound lum to another,
W I. it
was be to do? He could not marry
both, he did not wish to marry both.
At length he thought how frequent Mr.
Lincoun's visits were becoming, . and
duringjaccepi him; then my engagement with
Ther would be brought to an end.'
determined to quarrel with her on that
account,
'She must love him,' said he to him
self; I am certain site doe9. She al
ways receives me very cooly whenever
I visit her, which in truth, is very sel
dom; and on this account I must quar
rel with her accuse her of unfaithful
ness and leave her in anger. But no,
that will not do, I wish to continue
friendly with her, and must find some
other way to get out of it. I was a
fool for engaging myself to her. I never
loved her sincerely, It was all imag
ination, i wish that Lincolin would
DO n the Question, and that k!ia u-mtM
n bus soliloquisiuiirhe determined
to come to some explanation, let the
consequences be what they would, for
he thought matters could not be worse
than they were. She was as eaer
as
he to break their enarasement. He
started out to se her, with the firm in
tention of broachinz the' snbieut: but
when once in her presence, he could
uotfepeak of it he knew not how to
commence; and he left, without accom
plishing his object. She at length de
termined to speak of it, and m this
manner did she do it.
One evening they were sittini? to-
.'ether, no body beine in the room but
themselves, when suddenly Emma
broke the silence:
George,' said she, 'don't you think
that we have been engaged long en
ough? Is it not time to make some
arrangements about the wedding?'
onejoui tne question merely to see
what effect it would have upon him,
He knew not what to say, or what to
think of such a question. 'Can it be
possible that she still loves me?' tho't
lie. He could not say no; he dare not
say yes. Here was the sublet com-
menced, as he had wished. She a?ain
broke the silence:
im.-- i- ... a
nay uo you ncsitater nave vou
any objections? Ah! 'tis of no avail
to attempt to conceal your real senti
menis: 1 see exactly now it is you
... i .1 r ...
have become tired of mo and of your
engagement, xou now love another.
Well, be it so, I now release you
iiom an engagements with me; for
never will wed a man who does not
love me above all others: let us part
hmm now nu turever.
While she was BDeakinir. Geo
thought within himsolf 'I see now
how it is with her. She is as anxious
a I am to get out of it, and she takes
tais method of doing it. Now, it is of
no use to get ancry about it: I will see
if we cannot arrange matters peaceful
ly.' So, when she had ended, he an-,
swered:
Nay, Emma, if we mast part, let
us part as friends, You say I love an
other: 1 can say the same ol you; and
11 1 were 10 wish to hold last to the
engagement, yon would not. You love
another, as well as I, and that other
loves you: tell me as a lriemi is it not
60? This is the way our ioke to de
ceive the people has ended: and I think
we have deceived them aud ourselves
too. Don't you like the joke? It will
be such a good thing!''
There was something so ridiculous
in the whole affair, and in the manner
in which be spoke, that Emma's good
nature prevailed, and she laughed out
right. All the embarrassment which
they bad formerly felt, was in an in
stant removed, They laughed and
chatted about their loved ones, and
their plan of deceiving peoples and they
parted with a weight' removed from
their minds, It could not end other
wise than well, and a iovful double
wedding w as the consequence, Peo
ple did indeed stare and and
'Did
you ever?'
The Snake and the Toad.
Sambo. What's da fufil lJoj; a snafce
says when ue meets a toad t
Gumbo. Well, I declare I don't
know.
Sambo. Well, III tell you what be
says to de toad ''Lbt s fuse."
Gumbo. Hows dat Sambo?
Sambo. Why, da little "know
nothiii" toad hops down the snake's
throat; dat'e what's called fusin q,
Gumbo, If I was the toad I think
dar would be some re-fusing, and a
hard Chase, fore I'd luse in
Dayton Journal (Whig.)
Winchei.l, the humorist, tells a sto
ry ol a dog, who undertook to jump
across a well iu two jumps! He tell a
victim to his ambition. There are a
great many people just like that dog
tolUs who tlunu tney can jump a wen
iu two jumps.
A tract of land containing over 100
acres, lvina in the northern part of
Spottsylvania county, Va and known
as Faulconer's branch, was sold last
Monday for the sum of $36 less than
S3 cents per acrel
Swkkt Apple Pig. Take sweet
apples, grate them fine, mix with sweet
milk, add a teacup full ot sweet cream
au ona egg to each pie season with
rntTttprr snrl finnamnn rind hake with
jf, rniif. nrwl vnti fincA Si simnlfl Vet
delicious pio.
Why was Adam's tirst dsy the long-
est?
Bepuse there was no Eve, "
When did Absilom sleep five in a
b?d? When be slept with his fore
fathers.
A patent msdicinb vender adver
tises imlls and ointment that will cure
tiie of any pair of boots.
Sally JoNicssavs when slm un i,
ioe, sne leit as it she was in a tun
nel, with a train of cars coming Loth
ways.
ALTnoccH the want of
often regretted on a dying bed, no one
ever repented of living a virtuous life,
Wb hate some persons because we
don't know them, mid we will not knor
them because we hate them.
'Husband. I don't know ulif-ratKt
boy got his bad temper not from me,
I am sure.' 'No.mv dear for I don't
perceive that yon have lost any!'
It is stated of tho tun thousand d,il.
lars in cash paid to the Indians at La
ruiui, iuicu., naraiy a dollar was car
ried away bv them: all was lust hv
gambling,
Alwavj lau!h when von pun it it
a cheap medicine. Mirthful
philosophy not well understood. It u
me enemy side ot existence.
Large Land Sa lbs." At thfl vfiriw
0119 land offices in Minnesota, 11,780,-
ujj acres ol public lands will be sold
durhifl: the months of October and No.
vember.
A Gooo A.vswEit. -A country school
master once asked a pupil '-Why did
iiuaiu dhu wiu appier 'Uucauso he
hd no kuile,' was the immediatu ru.
ply.
Which is tho easiest of thi? thrae
professions law. nhvaic. or divinitv ?
Divinity, because it is easier to nreach
nun iu practise.
A Mrs. Campbell, ol Canaioharie.
N, Y. six weeks since, gave birth to
a aaugnter, wnicu is now only ten in
ches high, aud weighs but two pounds
Its feet measure one inch in length 1
Potatoss. Speculators are buying
tip immense quantities of potatoes in
new x oik. une farmer sold the pro
duct of five acres at 10 cents a bnshol
The price in New York market is $1
t,:.i. i
ijur uusiit-i.
For tub West,--Tho Cliillicothe
Advertiser ssvs it is nuite common to
see long trains of teams passing thro'
uiullicotiie, bound lor tho West that
undefined region.
The expenses ol the British Naw.
. 1 - - - j 1
since the commencement ol tho Rossi
an war, have amounted to tho sum of
six million five hundred thousand
pounds sterling.
Dayton Journal (Whig.) Anti-Disunion!-----Letter
from Hon. D. T. Disney.
METROPOLITAN HOTEL.
NEW YORK, October 1, 1855.
Gentelken : Your invitation to meet
and address the democracy of Kentucky,
at Lexington, on the oth instant, has
reached me al this place, and with more
than oidinuty regret I.fiud myself com
pelled to advise. yon that it will helm
posible for me to be with you ou the in
dicated occasion, It is, indeed, with
more than ordinary togret that I say this
because tho times are pregnant with
important events, aud it behooves every
well-wisher to lUeconfedeiucy to be up
and doing. 1 know that there is a class
who imagine that there is no iinpeuding
dauber, aud that belief is to 6how super
ior wisdom, I know that there are some
who really thiuk that they are qui'e
facetious when they sneer at every cry
of alarm for the safety of the Union.
But such people do not understand the
posture of affairR, uor do ihey appreci
ate the sentiments which ieapeciively
prevail at the North and South, .The
loyalty oflhe. masses to the Uuiou will
indeed bear much, but history shows
that nothing is sufficiently sacred to
preserve it from the violence of passion.
The slavery question has now absorbed
all others, aud ia rapidly alirnstiug th
two sections of our country Iroiu each
other and the Union. Men now utter
freely that which was deemed treason
halts century ago- Life and property
are by many already held to be but se
condary.in importance to tha existence
or non existence of American slavery tn
the Territories of the Union ; and even
liberty the liberty of ourselves aud
the liberty of cur posterity, dependent
as tey are upon the .existence of the
Union these same people would sacri
rice for the same cause, so eilravagiat
are the absurdiuea to which men can be
led by passion. Let us look at the mat
ter for a momeut. The existence or
non-exestence of American slavery in a
State or Territory of the Uuion ceu be
of uo interest to the people of the exist
ing States so fur as the fact may inllueuce
the counsels and conduct of trie patiou.
Dissolve the Uuion and the fact of sla
very can be of more interest to the
respective State than is now the fact of
slavery ia Cubs.
To become citizen of a Territory,
man must expatriate himself fom bis
Slate; and when he has doua so, his
original State can have no interets in
the municipal condition ol tut territor
ies, except In so far as they may affect
the policy and actum of tbe Union.
And yet. for this interest, the signs of
the times indicate that each of us will
sooa be called upon to declare onr esti
mate of the value of our preaeut UnUu
; ' .j.wv,,
i the exibtenca or non-existent ,,t
slavery in any or all ofihe Territor
ies of more importance to the welfare
of my own State than are the adracUjv
and security which flow from the pi.:
sent union and con'eJerationjof a'l -.hi-Stitea,
is the practical question
eich cf us soon jnust answer; for 1 nuy
be excused for repealing that the inc .ai
ry must be limited to the effect to
produced on sach separate State, Ihicluu
the dhsulntion of the preaeut Uuion
would generate difficulties a the ;.
of a union between any two and t'M.,1.1
sibililiti in the' way of a union betwc -n
many of the States. Each Slate has i..
tertsts vhieu Itthinis are peculiary iu
owu. its pride and IU vanity are 1
own beyond all doubt, aud they :t
feemd-enorfrtto develop" difficult)"-.'
I.. K ..r.t... ! r v
iu ins nf Mia uiiiuii n 1 wi an j hciu
bor"it may have. Does any one believe,
if the present confederation was dissol
ved, that luur.au power could accom
pli.h an agreement to anothtr constitu
tion? Its i ua rosibit it r must be confes
sed.
Of the value of theUaiou I will not
speak, ltd wonderful effect are to be
seen ouevery haud. Its glorious future
an le understood b all. Its existence
involves the liberty, the happiness onl
the prosperity of us all all--North.
ojuiu, j'.isi, ana west. And shall these
be really perilled for any question con
nected with tho African ratel perilleJ
for oursclre, cud perilled for our pos-'
terity?
For myself, I would not own a nfiiio.
But my interest in that questioo is lim
ited to myself. If the people of thu
Territories choij to prohibit slavery in
tlieir mtdst, I think they will du well,
fori think it both a bli-lu aud a curst;
but if they tolerate it. the matter In
their own; and I would ho far from
making tho happine of tweuty Uiilliou
wliit.'s dcpcn.leul upon any coudition or
toe ttirec mil nun blacks.
Let us loolt upon t!:e slaverv question
in a practical noint of view. Onnoni-
tion to slavery is the motive power
wich has led thu free State to the pre
sent stata of excitement. Opposition
to its extension is but a modified form
assumed to state it to the world. Now,
how canslavery be diminislied.eithei in
factor iu Iu effects, within the buiout
for this, aficr all, is the embodiment of
the question with abolitionism seeks (0
solve. Let ir.e tlluaiute: Suppose that
Kansas applies. as a filava Stale, for ad
iiiisbiou into the confederacy. Let her
admission be dcuied. iriil IhtnU
KjlSuS will hive adopted a conitttu
tiOll Wilt I Hi-it r.ra .1 i -1 t ItA .biinn.
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branches of her government; she will
have her legislature, her judiciary, her
executive; 6ha will havo all tho organ
ization necessary to a stparate and inde
peudout government, aud be abuudauii
cupull.; to reflate her own affairs.
Her admission as a member of the con
federacy has been dcuied, and A'arum
nesi the refusal with, the orottal tlwt
she U perfectly compttcut to L:tp out
vfthe Union.
Again, I ask, ufcot'tAenl
Iu such
condition, would
freed iu Kansas 1
u ucjio luve beuu
Kansas.rcfuses to comejiuto tho Union,
and keeps her slaves. And ain, 1
uik, iu such a cute, what theu? What
can the general government do ? The
people of Kansas live on, contented, un
der the operation of their own laws and
under tlieir awn government. They ask
no aid from tiie f.uueral government, but
maintain slavery as au instilutiou ot
their Stoto. What power can set it
aside 1 You deny them a voicd in
youra ''national councils, aud they tell
you that they will not obey 'your laws
that they are no party to your cou
stitution, and therefore, are not bound
by its provisions. AVhut, then, will
you dol Will you attemj t coercion?
To accomplish what? To enforce
obedience to your lawl To enforce
them upon au indepeudent Stale a
State sovereign aud independent by
eiery principle upon wLLh' your own
government rtsts. You force them upon
a State whose edmis.-ion into the con.
feJerucy you have denieil. Coutd you
sustain such a contest upon the
grounds of reason 1 Could. you suftaiu
itas a matter of policy. in view of the
of the rights of the several Statjg..' To
whaj i-ousequencej would it leal i
Could you free a negro in Kausas if her
laws recognized their bondage. It is
true, that yoa coul l keep Kansas out of
your Union, butjwoutd that frae-a'ttegn
there 1 J'ut whit, in reality, would,
you gain by keeping hansis out ot the
confederacy 1 You would make her au
alien Slat, end lose the power which
you would have over her as a member
of the Uuion- it is well to look thepe
things farly in tha far.. This Kansas
matter is no ideal case. Sho may ad
opt the course which I suggest ; ani i:
will be well for Abolitionism to bow
consider what step it will take in that
event.snd what ii.will have accomplish-.
it Kansas pursues that course.
Thu 6laery question has been fomen
ted by politicians until it has poisonei)
the public taind. The various locali
ties, Aorth. and South, have their les
poctiva vierve vpju the. sulie'i
aud I'oiilicisus . seek office', by
winning the p o p u la r. favor by
their eiagerated support of thu Total
iws. ,Tuir own individual interests
are paumonut with them; and tho igjui
to tlio . public weal commands with
them no thought when it comes iulh
way of their own success. 'They Ikava
stirred the public mind of the free States
to the highest poiut of pasjion ;' kui
they have been aided in it tr the course
of politician lil the' South. ' t'puu'tho
subject of. slavery tha North and South
cau never agree. The northern man
looks at it' as moral question,--and
eutertaiua'his views with all the resolu
tion aud determination which'suiiuatei
t- . t. ,r. t.-,a ..jic-.S.'.

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