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nd a union of mental nnd physical laws.
And so long as this union exists, the violation cr obedionco to those law s will have a uni ted edict. We coiiie now to our second proposition, wliirli is slavery. Religion wp h ivo s lid is productive of happiness, nnd if shivery is productive of m'sery, there can ho no affinity or union existing between tlicin. Wo have said that religion was obedience to ihe ',' iW,and menial, which includes lliu moril and social laws. As the obedience of 1 aws is productive of happiness, the violation of ilmrn is productive of misery. And so far ns sla very is n violation of t'.io above mentioned laws, so far it is contrary to all true religion. For God, is a God of perfection, and of order. Ilenep all his works must harmonize. That w hich is physic illy right, is morally right, and lint which is socially right is morally right, nnd vice vcr.nt. As t'le married rela tion is a Boeiil relation, it follows that it in morally right. And so far as slavery is a vi olation of this relation, il is irreligious. A'J the relation between parent', and children is a snniil relation, it is morally right. Hence under the influenco of moral law, they are raised up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Slavery separates husband nnd wife, parents and ( hildren, consequently it is immoral, and irreligious. Inasmuch as sla very makes goods and chattels, of the disci, pies of Christ; it mikes poods and chattels of Him; " Tor inasmuch as ye. havo dono it unto one if the ban nf my brethren, ye have done it unto nip;" consequently it is morally wrong. As l!ic interests of slavery force men and women to commit adultery, it is immoril.a vinlaiion of the soci il laws, and contrary to religion. .Slavery, for the pur pose of keeping ils subjects in bondage bores out the eyes of their intellect, lies its victims and lacerates llieir backs, screws o.T their nails, band cutis and throw s lliem into dun geons, an I sometimes takes the life of one as an example to others. It works them eighteen hours per diy, and limits them to a peck of corn a week. All of this is a viola tion of physical an I ment il laws; which is morally wrong, and irreligious, that being niorilly wrong, which is physically wrong. And us the soul, spirit, or mind, is united in man's physical org n.iz itinn; the r.TectJ of tho viol ilion of I'.io laws estiblishi-.d for tho government of in in, during tho cxUlcuco of this union, must I o a united rll'ect. Slavery is us black as hell 1 and as foreign from religion. Il begets idleness in the slave holder; and idleness beget3 all other abomi nations. The Creator can glory in lib works, but mm cinnnt glorify him, except ho has volition or tho power of choice. It follows then as slavery robs its subjects of thivo!i tion or choice, th it it is contrary to all moral principle, and true religion. It is contrary to every principle of hum inity. Il is as lilacli as tlio bin -linen of dirknoss! Von cannot touch it without being infected with its poi-sons. AARON DALBEY. FREE PRODUCE. Fricndi Editors . In your paper of tho Oth tilt, is an answer by "I." to 'he queries pub lished some weeks since, whether coiueuul crism embraced abstinence from slave labor produce, and whether the uso of such pro ductions was consistent for an Ohio abolition ist. This answer deserves n passing notice. I should indeed regret to build up and under take to sustain a society upon so slender a foundation which the logic of a mere school boy eould eabily undermine. I am interest ed, and deeply interested, in having the A. S. Society established upon sure and tenable grounds. I am an abolitionist, and am bound to defend the cause. Lint were I to tako the course pursued by many, and pronouueo those pro-slavery who do not come up to my standard, I should certainly denounce my friend I. nnd all who agree with him as be ing quite as pro-slavery as either of the A mericau churches or the political parlies, as such. I want no one to assent to any proposition till its truth ho mule apparent, wherefore would I caution abolitionists to not take the conclusions of L upon trust. I understand him to mean that I may con sistently and innocently purchase of ihe horse thief a stolen horso at lull' piiee, provide.) 1 . will loan Mm to a neighbor 1 1 ride out in j pursuit ol the thief. I may, by rendering to i tho freebooter a small pompons itinn, receive I and keep a repository of his plunder, provid- ' ed always, tint I make (Yen use of iho pro ceeds of this trcasuro in trying to convert men to bonestv. 1 iniv m'.nniinliiii ...II lit.. rum trade (with the consent cf the wives and ! children of the drunkard) and appropriate tho j prooaeds faithfully lj tho tempuraiici) causp. ' Or 1 may tika of the slaveholder his il..rot- ten gttiu anJ appropri no them to my use. The abolitionist says to tho Louisiana slave holder "you wretch," "you oro a rubber worse than a hijhwiy robbor" "you have i stolen that keg of rice from that man you had no right to it it is his nnd yon owe him besides how daro you take it from him in defiance of lieivon nnd of justice !" " But how much will you take for ill " Wo abo liiionisU regard the mm who would thus rob the si ive of bis just right as a lr.se villain, but aftr you have got the article thero is no inconsistency in our purchasing it of you. " We dont wmt you to steal any more, the vengeance nf heaven is upon you if you do, yet should yon get any mora piunder, yon may rely on it va shall h ivn no scruple in purchasing of you; you h ive a sum market with us for nil you can whip nut of your slaves; poor tilings how we pity them ! " Your correspondent predicates bis right to the. use f.l thn fruits of the tail of the slave, upon thn fict th it he re:r;nhn the true mi'ii ?? claim to il. lie does he recognize the slave's right to the article! Is it by piyint! l.'ie m-is'cr for it? L has a bird tik, I should think, when he undertikes to . rove lint there is no recognition of the right of ownership manifested by the buyer toward the seller, when he purchases cf the latter that which he could get elsewhere ordo with outwhen be voluntarily pttrchuiea it and p-iyi the seller for it. I supposes if the si ive understoo 1 that an abolitionist was using th" fruits of bis 1 ihor, and at the sunn limn using his exertiuns for his benefit &c, be would th ink lii:n for his caurse. Tin would lh ink us for doing that which sustiins slavery, and without which it could nut exist, would hot How ihn plun dered traveller would think us to purchase of the foot p id the goods he h id wrested from him providing wo were publishing or lecturing against robbery ! Suppose If bad n brother or a f ilhrr pining in eh lins on the south bank of the Ohio, who was compelled t m inuf ic lure shoes, and suppose L to be tho only min to whom thn oppressor of his relition could sell bis shoos, would bo patronize thn estab lishment? The agency of tliP purchiser would bo about as essenliil to the continu ance nf the oppression of that man as would the owner. I. seems tn go upon the principle of doing evil that good may come; far while he ac knowledges it to bo wrong to use si ive pro duets without laboring fir his good, he thinks I'a it to do tint wrong with a view to moro good, is justifiable and right. Wh it wrong could wo not do under a similar plea? Cer t .iiily the si ivo holder can under this plea, do iitpirtof thn oppression, nnd he siys lio docs il "for the benefit of the slive." I be lieve the position of Iho slaveholder tho more; juslili iblc. lie is probihly unible to labor and tikn care of himself, though he. thinks he can m ini ;e and get t ikon care of without much additional burthen to the slave. Hut your correspondent II is less interest in doing liispirt tow ir is hoi ling tlio s! ive in bond age. IIP wo;: I I not sutler hy refusing to pari mo of thesj productions. Slaveholders, generally, i f whom hn (L) obtains his goods arrs very cruel. Now would it id l be better th it ho should g to the south and hold the slaves himself, and use them well, and thus hive tho simp articles pruritic ed with tn atiJjrin'J Certiinly thnslives would in tint casa " think" hi:n much moro than while he was paying an austero and cruel mister lor tho fruits of their suffering an I toil which If now agrees to receive. 1, is correct in siy'mg it is our duty to furnish the slaveholder with tho necessaries of life Hut to purchase of the highwaymin his boo ty, or to feed him when ho is hungry, are very different acts, and I hope I. his percep tion enough to sen th it the ono would ho a sanction of his crimc3, whilst i?he other would be a conformity to Ihe dictates of liu:n uiity and w:mld no! s appnrt s! ivory. It would be very easy to s.y wc bought this booty as th properly of the paor plun lered triveller, but the ijfeet would net he altered by such a con struction of ihn act, and the eh trader of the act is determitn I by tha rjjffj which it is known to produce. The v'X-vt is, an I mast be to up'tuU slavery an 1 this n intelligent mm will deny. Now if we c in consistent, ly uphold slavery in one way, why not in any ether way ? If wp can with impunity uso the proceols of slave labor, pro there any species of sto len goods, or iho fruits of tiny system of wrong un l"r the sun which we cannot inno cently pur,-h iso and usa? I will not tike time to refer to a few minor points raised b; If, such ns ill it ivn m ly receive stolen goods undo.-certain circumstances If the rea der does not scu their fdl.iey upon their face lie will find lliem answered above. Co.neoulerisai then consists in cuttin r lors" S l"" 'i-Jimnnis which bind u u s, ivery which t'nt institution cm eisi'y si "", but leaving untouched the greil jugu- 1 r v '" v" 1 "Y wUtcIl it lu-es, and moves, and his its being. Postage The L gisl ilurr- of Pdnn9ylv,i ni l has adopted resjlutijus ujiiiut any in creaso in tho rates of postaj.i. I I ANTI-SLAVERY BUGLK. SAIOT, TJ33ST7ATi7 13, 1MB. 'I lovo agitation when there is cause for it tho nlarm bell which startles the inhabi tants of a city, saves them from being burn ed in their beds." Edmund Eurke. fCj Persons having business connected wuii Ihn paper, will jilease call on James liarnaby, corner of Main and Chcsnut sts. AN ARKANSAS TRAGEDY. On the night of the 2-'n t. a most cow ardly murder was perpetrated on the wife ol Shadr,,ch Nichols and their daughter, aged eight years, and a son four years old.on II ick ory Ridge, n short distance from Helena, Ark. while Mr. Nichols was on a hunting ex pedition, Suspicion fell on Nelson, u yel low boy, belonging to Mr. Bowman, who is a near neighbor to Mr. Nichols. Thn boy was brought to town and lodged in jail, where he confessed bis guilt. Vv'e let tins Helena Journal tell the rest of (his dreadful tale: The boy stated that lie first went to the heme of Mr. Nichols a week ago 1 ist Mon day, looked through the window and saw thai M s. Nichols ha I not r .'tired but was silting up engaged in sewing. He then returned h'm", and niter waiting so.nn time, so that she could he aslepp, he went ngiiu and mur dered her; breaking her skull with a boarJ, and then killed the twochildren because they awoke! Thero were still twochildren in the house, one about l ight yeirs old, a diughter iif J. Sebastian, Ks-. and niece to tho lady murdered, mid the other a little son of Mr. Nichols. The fiend then passed his hand over the faces of these two to scu if they wcro awake. The boy was still asleep, and as he sup posed the little girl was also, as she move I not; but in this ho was mistaken, ns the little t!o child had courage and presence of mind enough to lie perfectly still, watch her opportunity and slip from ihe be I and escape to In-r father's house, which was not very l ir and (;ive the alarm. iJYI'oro any one could reach the house, however, lilt assassin had lied. Hut the most hellish p.nrt remains yet to be told. This incarnnie In ll-lu ur.d ravibl ed the lady after lire .king her skull! Hard as this is to believe, it is no lielion, no phantom of im agination; would to Gad it was. The do id body w is examined by I ulies, and the above is ihe verdict rendered lo the Coroner. The people ol Hickory Ridge, on hearing all the facts, became furious. The cry of 'hum the murderer' ran from one to the other. They suddenly became c ilin, .determined and resolute as to their pnrpo-as, which must have been still more awful to the murderous wretch, could he have observed it. They armed tliivnselvoa with gun mid knife, came lo town last Saturday, coolly and deliberate ly broke open thn jiil door, knocked o'T the chains of the prisener, and with a rope round his iieck.compellc.l him to run alongside their horses to the scene of the murder a distance of about 2t miles. Tney then formed a Court, called a Jury, went through a trial, and found the murderer guilty, lie was to be burned! The next day (Sunday) ihty chained him to a tree, h id the wood arnmd him s as to 101st him by de grees, and had kindled tho lire. Hut this was t jo terrible a death far ihe spcctitors to wit ness even on t!i n bloody fiend. Tho cry a- r se to hung Mm; rnd he too joined the cry. Tliey did hang him on ihn ga.'eposl they hung him civercd with tho sam ebloody shirt which bu COMMENTS. The horrible incidents related above have suggested a few thoughts in relation to. the probable motives which led to thn perpetra tion of the net, the character of Iho crime, and the amount of guilt incurred by the actor. Tha act was commuted by "a yellow boy btltmging t.) Mr. Bowman." It seems then by the plantation phraseology here uied that tho murderer was a slave; that although Dei ty had pnstamped its glorious impress upon his soul, ho was held and regirded by those among whom he lived as an article of mer ehandi.e. That although created with up war I tendencies, witli keen siiscjptibility of pain and pleasure, of joy and sorrow; with feelings, which if righlly directed would inako earth a paradise to him, if perverted, a bell; having in thcrt nil the attributes with which lis is invested upon whom rests tho mintltf of huminity; those aspiratisns were repressed, thoso feelings blunted, those glo rious attributes crushed and fettered; nnd his degred ition not only justified by tho laws of the laud in which he lived, but sanctified by the church' of ihallind. Ho had doubtless felt the bitterness of his lot, hid felt the iron of slivery eater his soul; nnd if oppression in ikes even a wise man mad, would it not light up thn lurrid flies of vengeance in tho bosom of one who had bosti debare I from know ledgj t'nt he might be more readily en slaved? If the impotent worm turns upon tha heel that crjshcs it, will not the unrcgen eralo heart of the down-trodden man turn up on the oppressor? If we could but raisH the curt tin which shuts out his sorrows from the giza of tho world, if we could but look into ihe depths of ih.it anguish-riven heart and see the e.notions which filled it almost to burst ing, we should then bo able to appreciate in Din miis.irj I'n uiiiids wYavi prompt 3 1 ibo acts of which ho was guilty. We should perchance learn thai his wife hud been torn Irom bis embrace and forced lo pander to the lusts of a brutal tyrant; or that his daughter had been dragged from his lowly aut to bo thn paramour of her muster, or some of her master's frieaJj; that his son had been hunted to death with blood hounds, or his J little children sold forever from his sight. The condition in which ho was placed ren dered him liable to any or all of these outra ges, for slavery wars upon the tenderest and holiest feelings of man's nature; it is itself a system of war which is in point of meanness and cruelty without a parallel. Although tho aggressor may not in every case realise this, but expect from his slive th? atlichaint of a dog to bis master, yet the latter A-nuioi it to be so, and feels that li e laws of war upon which his master acts, justify the slave in hu man butchery, in killing ami destroying eve rybody and everything that is identified with his enemies. In relation to thn character of the crimp, wc freely admit t'nt it wis a mist ntrocbus murder, yet receiving as true all the chirges preferred, do they equal in enormity 'the sum of all viil mica, divory? Ask. Shadrich Nichols whether h? would ratlnr tint the muiderer bad oommitte I the deed he dil, or carried oT his wife, retained her as bis prop erty, used her for the vilest purposes, an ex posed her to all tha outrages and insults to which tho slave worn in of tho .South is exposed, a victim to the lust of every 'incar nato hell hound,' to use tho language of the Helena Journal. Ask him if he would not rather that the spirits of bis little child ren should return thus early to the bo som of their Father God, unstained with crime, unmarked by wrong, than to know that the weight cf slivcry's chains were crushing them to thn viry dust, that their infantile minds were denied the gifi of intellectual and moral light, that they were doomed to grope in darkness to the grave, and bequeath to their posterity the snne terrible fite. Let the an swer of that husband and father decide wheth er ihe crime r f "Mr. Bowman's yellow boy,' or of hi:n who holds his fellow man in slave ry be moro atrocious. In relation to tho cmount of guilt incurred by tho actor, we must bring to bear thoseeon siderjtions which in otliercascs we rightfully allow to aid in determining our judgment. We feel that it would be grossly unjust to condemn ns severely the New Zealand man eater who has been taught to believe canni balism right, as a New Zealand man-eater in whose country the opposite doctrine prevails Let us apply this principle to the case before us, and roaiember that thn school in which 'Mr. Bowman's yellow hoy' learned morality was well calculated to make him a villain of Iho blackest dye, if ho followed the practical teachings cl those in authority over him. They taught him, and illustrated their doc- trinn upon himself, that it was right to steal, not horses, but men, and murder the soul as well ns torture and destroy the body. What better could bo expected of him than that for which they condemned him? Tho relation which society bad established between him and bis master, denied to him the right of learning his duly toward man end iho Crea tor of man. A degraded, brutalized being was whr.l slavery strove to make him, and she succeeded, so fir, at least as to deprive him of tho n strnints which a correct educa tion would have thrown around bim.snd leave bis animal nature unchecked. They who mule him a slave, who established thedegra ding relation betwaenhis master and himself, sowed the seed of that harvest which they have now reaped. Wc no.', unfrequetilly read of murders committed by slaves, and in every instance, so i;.r r.s we rememiicr, ttiere is an attempt made to prrjudire the public mind n gainst tho offenders by carefully keeping out of sight the circumstances w hich might mit igate the criminality of their conduct, and such circumstances, might always be found, even if there existed no other, in the fact of their enslavement, ihe robbery of their hu manity, the denial of their manhood. There is a other thought suggested by tho occurrenco which demands expression, and that is tho summary manner in which the ac cursed was executed, nnd the dny on which the mob murdered him. If "Mr. Bowman's yellow l.y" were "tho blo.idy fiend," "the incarnate hell hound" he is represented, ycl lh at is no reason why ho bhould be deprived of bis legal rights, and even the laws of the clave holding South give him the right of triil, and be was placed in jail to await it. But he was taken from the prison by an iufuri. nled mob, w ho were so eager to do justice that j thpy violated the laws, and laughed authority ! to scorn, imd became in their turn, every soul i of them, murderers. They instituted a sham I court, hurried through bis mock trial, and il i legally condemned him to be burned before a slow fire. The day chosen for what may ; most emphatically be termed their hel lish outrage, was Sunday! Perhaps some of the men engaged in it, professed to he good christians nnd greatly to regard tho Sab bath, and were members of sotnu of thn nu merous Sabbath conventions which have been held in the Southern Slates. That their victim was not burned as they design ed, was not owing to any pity for him, but to-avoid giving too great a shock lo their own sensitiveness. Hanging was substltu ted for burning, and thus closed the second act of the "Arkansas Tragedy," and for aught that we can learn to the contrary, with tho full approval of the Helena Journal; and probably most of the southern, and many of the northern prints will havo no word of con demnation save for tho poor wretch, who, al though he may have deeply sinned, was deeply sinned against. DESPICABLE. It has been Slid, and with sotno truth, that labjr-saving machinery instead of being a tienefit to mankind is a cursra as il is general ly applied, for il is in the hands of the op pre r, and under the control of the capital ist. Every discovery of man, all that his in ventive genius cal's into being, is at once converted into a fetter for the limbs of his brother, or shackles for bis mind; and we djtibt whether the good which results from such discoveries and inventions is not moro than counterbalanced by the evil which grows out of their perversion. The Magnetic Tel egraph by w hich time and space are annihila tul, and intelligence transmitted with light ning speed, has been shamelessly ilTered tho oppressor as a quick-footed blood-hound to pursue the flying bond man. A cunning ap peal is made to tho pro-slavery spirit of the Air.cric.in people through the advertisement of the 'Magnetic Telegraph Company," of which Amos Kendall is President. Tho closing sentence of the paragraph of regula tions reads thus "t'ariliiia to be njforded Jut the upprthemion nf fugitives." Somo may say that this simply means fugitives from justicr; if so, why did not the company llics express themselves? It means mote than fugitives from justice, it includes thoso fugitive.) from injustice who are to be apprehended in aec ardance with the provisions of tho U. S. Constitution. Tho meeting which put forth tho advrrlisa ment was held in the city r.f Washington, close by tho "nigger pens" of demoaritie slavo-mong-irs, within hearing of the voices of the auctioneers who sell God's imago, and with in sight of the ofiico where tho people's a geut writes out commissions for these deal ers in human souls. Doubtless many of tho stock holders in the company nre slave-claimants, who havo frequent occasion to desire to apprehend fugitives from their plantations. Hence forth ihero will be no need of blood hounds. Too curs may sleep undisturb ed .in their kennels, for tho "M igue'.ie Tol egnph Company" will track tho Hying slavo. DISCIPLEISM. At a recent meeting which we held in a Discipla meeting house a few mile3 south of this place, a member of tho church which convenes there, stated a fict or what lid had been informed was a fact illustrating tho siuvehulding character of that sect in tho South. It was briefly this. A Disciple in one of the Southern States sold a slave, and with part of the proceeds of tho sale, wine was purchased lor the communion; or us another member saij communion plata was procured. Tim brother of theslave, who was also a member of the church to which th? siava trader belonged, refused to partake of thn sacrament, because, ns be said, it would be drinking bis brother's blocd. The church unable to heir tha continual rebuke ot bis presence, persecuted him so that he was obliged to leave. The friend w ho related this was John W. Anderson, and being on the pve of removal from the State, he had a short timo before re quested the church to give liim a letter of recommendation; no objection being made, it was, in acecordunce with the usage of that soct, understood that his request was grant ed. After the anti-slavery meeting lie ap plied to the overseers for his letter; tboy re-1 fused it, mainly on the ground that he had made the abovo statement in our meeting, although there wr.s another objection of which we shall presently speak. They did not deny tho tiuth of the statement, but said " it did not becoino a christian to relate such a story ns that to the world." In the course of the discussion of ihe church question at the meeting above referred to, we pnquirpd of a prominent man among the Disciples of that neighborhood, whether, when that church, spread ils communion table it did not in ef fect invite to il all slaveholding Disciples. Tho person to whom we put tho query seem ed unwilling to ,nswcr, and thereupon An derson responded in tho affirmative. This was the ground of the other objection we hint ed at. for tho overseers said, " il was improper fur a believer to state to the world that such was tho practice of the christiin church, and hy so doing ho showed ho was upholding a tribe of iufi ids." These statements Anderson made to us on tho eve of his departure, and we trust that on mature consideration ho will not regret thai he has gone on his way unburdened with a recommendatory lettor from a pro-slavery church. Truth ean alono make froa the soul.