Newspaper Page Text
SALUTATORY OF THE LIBERATOR.
Which Will Be Read at Citizens’ Cele bration at Faneull Hall, Dec. 11. (From First Issue of The Liberator.) In the month of August I issued proposals for publishing The Ubera tor in Washington city; but the en terprise, though hailed in different sections of the country* was palsied by public indlflerence. Since that time, the removal of The Genius of Emancipation to the seat of Government has rendered less im perious the establishment of a sim ilar periodical in that quarter. During my recent tour for the pur pose of exciting the minds of the peo ple by a series of discourses on the subject of slavery, every place that I visited gave fresh evidence of the lact that a greater revolution in pub lic sentiment was to be effected in the free states —and particularly in New England—than at the south. I found contempt more bitter, opposition more active, detraction more relentless, i prejudice more stubborn, and apathy more frozen than among slave-owners luemselvet. Of course, there were in dividual exceptions to the contrary- This state of things afflicted, but did not dishearten me. I determined, at every hazard, to lift up the standard of emancipation in the eyes of the na tion. within sight of Bunker Hill and in the birthplace of liberty. That standard is now unfurled; and long may it float, unhurt by the spoliations "f time or the missile- of a desperate for- yea. till every chain be broken and overy bondsman set free |/»t southern oppressors tremble—let their secret abettors tremble —let their northern apologists tremble—let all the enemies of the persecuted blackz tremble. I deem the publication of my or iginal prospectus unnecessary, as It has obtained a wide circulation. The principles therein inculcated will be steadily pursued In this p«i>er. ex cepting that I ••hall not array myself as the political partisan of any man. In defending the gr*at cause of human rights. I wish to derive the assistance of all religions and of all pa tries. Assenting to the ‘self-evident truth" maintained in the American Declaration of Independence “that all men are created equal, and endowed by their Creator with certain inallen able rights—anion*- which are Hie. liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’' I shall strenuously contend for the immediate enfranchisement of our slave population. In Park street church, on the Fourth of July. 1829. in an address on slavery, I unreflect ingly assented to the popular but per nicious doctrine of gradual al>olltiou. I seize this opportunity to make a full and unequivocal recantation, and thus publicly to ask pardon of my God, of my country, ami of my brethren, the poor slaves, for having uttered a sen timent so full of timidity, injustice and absurdity. A similar recantation, from my pen. was published in The 'lenlus of Univetsal Emancipation at Baltimore. 1828. My conscience is now satisfied. I am aware that many object to the severity of my language; hut Is there not cause for severity? I will he harsh as truth, and as uncomprom ising an justice On this subject, I do not wish to think, or speak, or write with moderation. No! No! Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a mod erate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravlsher; loll the mother to gradually • vlrlcatc her babe from the fire into which It has fallen—but urge mo not to use moderation In a cause like the present. I am In earnest- I will not equivocate—I will not excuse—I will 1 not retract a single Inch—AND i WILL BE HEARD. The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal, and to hasten the re«ur r tcMon of tha dmd THE STATESMAN, DENVER. COLORADO. It Is pretended that I am retarding the cause of emancipation by the coarseness of my Invective and the precipitancy of my measures. The charge 1s not true. On this question my influence, humble as it is, is felt at this moment to a considerable ex tent and shall be felt in coming years —not perniciously, hut beneficially— not as a curse, but as a blessing, anil posterity will bear testimony that 1 was right. I desire to thank God that he enables me to disregard "the fear of men which bringeth a snare" and to speak his truth in its simplicity and power. And here 1 close with this fresh dedication; Oppression! I have seen thee face to face. And met thy cruel eye and cloudy brow; nut the soul-withering glance I fear not now— For dread to prouder feelings doth give place Of deep abhorrence! Scorning the dis grace Of slavish knees that at thy footstool bow, I also kneel —but with far other vow Do hall thee and thy herd of hirelings base: I swear, while life-blood warms my throbbing veins, Still to oppose and thwart, with heart and hand. Thy brutalising sway—till Afric's chains Are Fwnit and Freedom rules the re scucd land. Trampling oppression and his iron rod: Such Is the vow I take so help me God! (The Guardian ) G HERSHAW TO SPEAK ON GARRISON AT MANASSAS. The Win. Lloyd Garrison association which is organized to help the Manas sas Industrial school. Manassas, of which Mr. Oswald Garrison Vlllard is president, will celebrate Garrison's birthday on the evening of Dec. 11. I’rof K M. Ilershaw will be the prin cipal speaker Mr. F. H. M. Murray is chairman of committee. George III and the Parrot. The habit acquired by parrots on board ship of cursing and swearing, and making use of other objectionable language, is a matter of common knowledge. Lord Howe had just re turned from his great victory, and King George 111 and bis consort. Queen Charlotte, honored him with a visit on board his ship. Among oth er treasures brought home by the ad miral was a parrot famed for Its talk ing. which was always kept hung up in the admiral's stateroom. Their majesties were called on to see the wonderful bird. but. unfortunately. Polly, who was no respecter of per tons, broke out in a torrent of foul and obscene language. The queen was hurried out of the cabin, whilst Polly was sent sprawling off her perch by the admiral. Business in the Home. The adoption of business principles In the home Is not only one of the ways to obtain happiness, It is the only way, says Good Housekeeping. We are speaking now of the average house hold composed of an average man and an average woman. And here la Ihe first step toward happiness: First, the husband must have the absolute right to refuse money to the wife; second the wife must have the absolute rlghl to demand money frop the husband It doesn't look like affection, it doesn't seem connubial. But analyte It. •T*v Smith Premier \ 1 be World’s Best Typewriter Srnil for our Little Hook which •ipltioa Why | Winn you want a competent stenographer (male °" female) to operate any make of machine, call up |i Our Employment Department j We furnish them promptly. § We save you time and trouble. We caiefully examine all applicants. ; j We select to meet your requirements. H \\ e make no charge to either party. ; We nave operators with the combined qualifications || ot stenographer, typewriter and bookkeeper, also ex- H -• pert telegi a pliers. H Let us know what machine must be used, die char- ||| actci ot the work to be done, and the salary vmi want to pay, and «c will promptly meet vour requirements. gf yj The Smith Premier Typewriter Co. (P [l^' DENVER BRANCH, 1637 Champa St. ■ 1 ' -AW »>.—amawlg I Topeka Industrial and Educational Institute j* ♦ “THE WESTERN TUSKEGEE’’ * Five teachers from that famous institution. The ONLY NON SECTARIAN school for Negroes of the West A school of ’ Christian Culture. DEPARTMENTS Normal, Normal Preparatory, Agricultural, Indus trial, Business, Music and Military Scieuce. TRADES TAUGHT Carpentry, Painting, Printing. Book binding, Tail oring, Sewing, Dress making, Laundrying, Bask etry, Domestic Science, Agriculture in its various phases, Stenography, Type writing, Agricultural -»T«V~ .'* and Mechanical Drawing.'h£2 ADVANTAGES x Eipenses reasonable. Self help encouraged. Very careful attention given home training of youn women. Rigid discipline maintained. Farm ol 106 acres. Location and sanitation the very best Endorsed by ministers of every denomination The Fall Term begins Tuesday Sept. 3. Try to b* present the opening day. For further inlormati n address WM. R. CART ER President. . Topeka Kas