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For the Bugle. THE SLAVES APPEAL. HoM, mister, f arm Uplifted o'er thy cringing slave, May crush three trembling limbs of mine 1J tit oh ! it has the power to save : Oh, let me speak on bended knee. At night and morn I'll pray for thee. Spurn spurn me not, 'lis nature pleads Within this yearning heart of mine, While from my pathway hope recedes, And coldly bids me " bide my time :" Around my way, how deep the gloom. If slavery is my life-long doom. I have a heart a human htart, Which fain its prison bars would burst To feel no more the torturing smart Entailed upon my lot ucturs'd : I have a heart, though dark my skin 1 have a human heart within. For many a long and weary year, I've freely toiled for thee and thine, 'Though often doomed the lush to bear, I scorn'd to murmur or repine ; I felt my wrongs, but dar'd not claim My sacred rights in manhood's name. Ah ! ye may bind these limbs of mine, May stretch me on the torturing rack ; May freely pour the cursed brine Adown my bleeding, smarting back: My heart is strong f will not flinch Although ye tear me inch by inch. I urn a man ! I know I feel That I was never, never born Before my fellow man to kneel, And meekly bear his cruel scorn : I cannot will not be a slave, Though freedom's path lies through the grave Parkman, O. Pocahontas. BE PATIENT. Be patient. Oh, be patient! put your ear aga'nst the earth ; Listen there how noiselessly the germ o' the seed has birth ; How noiselessly and gently it upheaves its little way, Till it parts the scarcely broken ground, and the blade stands up in the day ! Bs patient, Olt, be patient! the germs of mighty thought Must have their silent undergrowth, must under ground be wrought; But as sure as ever there's a Power that makes the grass appear, Our land shall be green with liberty, the blade-time shall be here. Be patient, Oh, be oatient ! gu and watch the wheat-ears growj So imperceptibly, that yoean mark no change not throe; Day after day day after day, till the car is fully grown ; And then again, day after day, till the ripened field is brown. Be patient, Oh, be patient ! though yet our hopes are green, The harvest-fields of Freedom shall be crowned with the sunnv sheen : Be ripening! be ripening! mature your silent way, Till the whole broad land is tongued with fire, on Freedom's harvest day I THE LAW DIVINE. Say not the law divine Is hidden from thee, and afar removed ; That law within would shine. If there its glorious light were sought and lo eu. Soar not on high. Nor ask, who tbenco shall bring it down to eariu, I That vaulted sky Hath no such star, didst thou but know"itg worth. Then do not roam In search of that which wandering cannot win, At home ! at home ! That word is placed ,jhy "mouth, thy heart wiinin. O ! seek it there, Turn to its teachings witlvdevoted will. Watch unto prayer, And in the power of faith that law fulfil. MISCELLANEOUS. From Chambers Edinburgh Journal. AT THRILLING NARRATIVE. REMARKABLE CONDUCT OF A LITTLE OIRL. The following extraordinary act was per formed by a child in Lyons not long ago, ac centing to u continental paper. An unfortunate artisan, the father of a fam ily, Was deprived of work by the depressed state of his trade during the whole winter. It was with great difficulty that he could get a morsel of food now and then for his fam ished wife and children. Things grew worse and worse with him, and at length, on au tempting to rise one morning, for the purpose of going out as usual inquest of employment, he full back in a fainting condition beside his wife, who had already beon confined to her bed by illness for two months. The poor man felt himself ill and bis strength entirely gone. He had two boya yet in mere child hood, and one girl about twelve or thirteen years old For a long time the whole charge of tiiu household hail fallen on the girl. She had tendt d the sick bed of her mother, and had watched over her littlo brothers with more than parental care. Now when the father too was taken ill, there seemed to be not a vestige of hope in the family, except in the exertions that might be made by her, young as she was. The first thought of the little girl, waa to seek for work proportioned to ber strength. But that the family might not starve in the L L-E-JH-S55-- J li HI meantime, she resolved to go to one of the houses of charity where food was riven o ;t, she had heard, to the poor and needy. The person to whom she addressed herself, ac cordingly inscribed her name hi the list of applicants, and told her to come bark again in day or two, when the case would have been deliberated upon. Alas, during this de liberation her parents and brothers would starve! The girl stated this, but was inform ed that the formalities mentioned were indis pensable. She cainn again to the street, and almost agonized, by the knowledge how anx iously she was expected with bread at home, she resolved to ask charity from passengers in the public way. No one heeded the modest, unobtrusive appeal of her outstretched hand. Her heart was too full to permit her to speak. Could any one have seen the torturing anxiety that filled her breast, 6he must have been pitied and relieved. As the case stood, it is not perhaps surprising that somo rude being men seed her will) the police. She was friirhten ed. Shivering with cold, and crying bitter ly, she fled homewards. When she mount ed the stairs and opened the dnor, the first word she heard was the cries of her brothers for something to eat bread! She saw her father soothing and supporting her fainting mother, and heard turn say "llreadl she dies for the want of food." "I have no bread," cried the poor girl, with anguish in he r tones. The cry of disappointment and despair which cnine at these words from her father and brothers, caused her to recall what she had said, and conceal the truth. ' I have not got it yet," she exclaimed, "but I will have it immediately. 1 have given the baker the money, he was serving some rich people, and he told me to wait or come back. Icame to tell tint it would soon be here. After these words, without waiting a re ply, she left the house again. A thought had entered her head, and maddened by the (lis tress of those she loved so dearly, she had in stantaneously resolved to put it into execu tion, one ran from one street to another till she saw a baker's shop in which there ap pc.i red to bo no person, and then, summoning all tier determination, she entered, lilted a loaf and fled ! 1 he shopkeeper saw her from behind. lie cried loudly, ran out after her. and pointed her out to the people passing by, l he girl ran on. cue was pursued, and h nally a man seized tlio loaf which she car ricd. Tho object of her desiro taken awav. sho had no motive to proceed and was seized at once. I liey conveyed her towards the of fice ol the police; a crowd as usual having gathered in attendance. I lie poor girl threw around her despairing glances which seemed to seek sorue favorable object from whom to seek mercy. At last, when she had been brought to the court of the police olhce, and was watting lor the order to enter, she saw before her a little girl of her own age, who appeared to look upon her with compassion. Under tho impulse ol the moment, still think ing ot her family, she whispered to the stran ger the cause of her act of theft. father and mother, and my two broth ers are dying for the want of bread!" said she. " Where 1 " asked the little girl anxiously. " Rue , No. 10, ." She had only time Jo add the name of her parents to this communication, when she was carried in be- tore the commissary of the police. Meanwhile, the poo: family at home suf fered all the miseries of suspense. Fears of their child's safety, wero added to the other afflictions of tho parents. At length they heard footsteps ascending the stairs. An ea ger cry of hope was uttered by all the four unfortunates, but alas! a stranger appeared in the place of their own little one. Yet the stranger appeared to llicin like an angel. Her cheeks had a beautiful bloom, and long flaxen hair fell in curls upon her shoulders. She brought to them bread, and a small bas ket of other provisions. " Your girl," she said, " will not he back, perhaps, to-day; but keep up your spirits, see what she has sent you." After these encouraging words, the young messenger of good put into the hands cf the father five francs, and then turning around to cast a look of pity and satisfaction on the poor family, who were overcome with emotion, she disappeared. The history of these five francs is the most remarkable part of this affair. This little be nevolent tairy was, it is almost nnncessary to say, the same pitying spectator who had been addressed by the ubstractoi of the loaf at the police office. As soon as she had heard what was said there, she had gone away, resolved to take some meat to the poor family. But she remembered that her mamma was from home that day, and was at a loss to procure money or food until sho bethought herself of a resource of a strange kind. She recollect ed a hair dresser, who lived near her moth er's house, and'who knew her family. He often commended her beautiful hair, and told her to come to him whenever she wished to have it cut and he would give heralouisdore for it. This used to make her proud and pleased, but she now thought of it in a dif ferent way. In order to procure money for the assistance of the starving fa mil), she went straight to the hair dresser's, put him in mind of his promise, and offered to let him cut off her pretty locks for what he thought them worth, Nh tu rally surprised by each an application, the hair dresser, who was a kind and intelli gent man, made inquiry into the cause of his young friend's visit. Her secret was easily drawn from her, and it caused the hair dress ei almost to shed tears of pleasure. Unfeign ed to eomply with the conditions proposed, and gave the bargained fifteen francs, prom ising to come and claim his purchase at some future day. The little girl then bought pro visions, got a basket and set out on her er rand of mercy. But before she returned, the hair dresser had gone to her mother's, found that lady at home, and related to her the whole circumstance. So trwt when the pos sessor of the golden tresses came back, she was gratified by being received in the open arms of her blessed and praising parent. When the story was told al the police of fice by the hair dresser, the abstractor of the loaf waa visited by do very severe punish ment. The singular circumstance connected with the ease raised many friends to the art isan and his family, and he was toon restor ed to health and comfort. TRUE PHILANTHROPY. The following paragraphs are taken from a letter of L. Maria Child to the Boston Cour- Last Summer, as I walked out on the Third Avenue, I often saw a laboring man watering a vine at his door, which almost touched the pavement, and was continually covered with dust. "Thou poor soul," thought I, " how hard ihou art trying to keep a few flowers in thy cramped and stifled ex istence and thou, thyself art a bud that can not blossom for want of sunshine and dew." As 1 walked homeward the laborer and his unhappy looking morning glory set in motion a crowd of thoughts concerning men and cit ies, labor and eapital, and the foundation of our present social structure, reeling how all our morning glories are trailed in the dust, and browsed by passing cattle I thought, for the thousandth time, "Would that I did not see below the surface of things, or that I could see deep enough to find the right foun dation." But while this is not granted, I cheer my heart with wayside manifestations of man's capacity for renovation. The Prison Asso ciation, w hich I have mentioned in previous letters, mure than realizes the hopes of be lievers in the law of kindness. Nine out of ten of tho released inmates of Sing Sing, who have been assisted by the association, are do ing extremely well, and evince a very grate ful disposition. It is a painful fact that mo mentary recklessness is often punished as se verely as deliberate crime. A young Englishman left his native land, where a pampered church and njbility drive out honest working-men from a soil they gain ed by conquest, and still keep by the law of force. He came to this country for employ ment, and found every corner crowded. lie was honest and industrious, but very timid, and easily depressed. When his money was gono, and he could obtain no work in an evil hour of distress and discouragement, h was templed to hire a wagon with the view of selling it, and pocketing the proceeds. Ho drove on desperately, far away from tho city ; but ho was unused to knavish tricks, and conscience would not allow him to offer the horse and wagon for sale. Still he could not muster sufficient courage to go back and avow his fault. Natural timidity, and expe rience of man's harshness made hiin dread the task. He was soon sought for and ar rested. Ha was advised tr plead not guilty, and was told that an acute lawyer could bring hiin safely out of tho difficulty. But he an" swercd, humbly and sorrowfully, "I did not mean to sell the horse and wagon ; and whv should I add to my fault by telling a lie 1 " Notwithstanding his moJest deportment, the uncommonly honest expression of his young face, and the upright nature implied by this declaration, he was sentenced to three years at Sing Sing. He served his time out, with the utmost humility and propriety; and when he was released, came to the Prison Associ ation tor advice and assistance. He give ev ery indication of a sinrere determination to be a useful and honorable man. They fur nished him with clothing, and paid his board, uniu suiiaoie employment could ue obtained for him. Not long after, he received a legt cy of four hundred dollars, from a deceased relative in England. He immediately went to the office of the Association, repaid all the money mat nad neen loaned him, and added a donation of twenty dollars. Was Ihii a nature to be trampled under the foet of con tiau.es and police officers 1 Who was most to blame, society or the young disheartened stranger 1 But let us trust in God and take courage. Men are beginning to feel and perceive that human souls are worth more than properly At the extremity of a dark court, close to ono ol the most crowded thoroughfares of th city, i onen see a Drignt utile sign, " Hope Cottage School." Whence came the idea of such a name, in such a place. I know not, But I thank the dear Father of us all, that sunshine, music, and hope, find their way into the darkest corners. And now I will tell you a "merry toy" as Jeremy Taylor says, in ol tar trom here, is a public school for poor children; and near by is a tov shoo. A little boy, handsomely dressed, goes in mere, ana uuys ins pockets lull of mnrbles. He watches till school is dismissed, then flings hi marbles into the street and runs. His bright face peeps round a corner, to see the poor children pick them up ; but they nev er know who is their benefactor. I 'know not how he has worked it out in his little brain, that all the playthings in the world ought not to be monopolized by those who nave money in their pockets ; neither do I know who he is. Tho woman who tends the toy shop, says he often repeats this pret ty little experiment, and seems to take great delight in it. If the world does not spoil him before he is a man, and if his head is as clear as his heart is warm, he will probably he an earnest re-nuuuer ot the Social System. II he dies, meanwhile, he . will deserve the Shtksperian epitaph that I once read on a ciuid s tombstone in Plymouth grave-yard "God knows what a man he might have made ; we know he died a most rare boy." A PLEASANT SURPRISE. A young man of eighteen or twenty, a stu dent in a university, took a walk ore day with a professor, who was commonly called the student's friend, such was his kindness to the young men whose office it was to in struct. While they were now walking together, and the professor was seeking to lead the conversation to grave subjects, they saw a pair of old shoes lying in their path, which they supposed to belong to a poor man who was at work in a field close by, and who had nearly fiuishsd his day's work. The young student turned to the professor, saying: 'Let ua play the man a trick; we will hide his shoes, and conceal ourselves behind those bushes, and watch te see his perplexity when h cannot find them.' My dear friend,' answered the professor, 1 we must never amuse ourselves at the ex pense of the poor. But you are rich, and you may give yourself a much greater pleasure by means of this poor man. Put a dollar in to each shoe; then we will hide ourselves. The student did so, and then placed him self with the professor behind the bushes close by, through which they could easily watch the laborer, and see whatever wonder or joy he might express. Die poor man had soon finished his work, and came acioss the field to the path where he had left his coat and shoes. While he put on the coat he slipped one foot into one of tho shoes ; but feeling Something hard he stooped down and found tho dollar. Aston- Mshment and wonder wero seen upon his coun tenance; he gazed upon the dollar, turned It around, and looked again and again, then he looked around him on all sides, but could see no one. Now he put the money in his pock et and proceeded to put on the i .titer shoe ; hut how great was his astonishment when he found the other dollar! His feelings over came him ; he fell upon his knees, looked up to heaven and littered aloud a fervent thanks giving, in which he spoke of his wife, sick and helpless, and his children without broad. whom this timely bounty from some unknown hand would save from perishing. I he young m m stoo-l there deeply allected, and tears filled his eyes. 'Now,' said the prolessor, 'are you not much better pleased than if you had played your intended trick V O, dearest sir,' answered tho youth, ' you have taught me a lesson now that I will nev er forget. I feel now the futh of the words which I never beloro understood' it is bel ter to give than to receive.' We should never approach t'.m pocr but with th o wish tj do them good. HORACE MANN—PHONOGRAPHY. The unreasonableness of the conservatism which has set ilsolf against the exceedingly moderate reforms ot Mr. Mann, will appear the moment the public becomes aware of the fact lint about three quarters of the business of our schools is to m ike the rising genera tion swallow a monstrous absurdity. Weal lude to the great spelling bore. What right has this generation to imprison, birch, blis ter, and toss into the her' turnacu ot emula tion the next, to make it learn a mode of spelling and writing language which is awk ward, irrational, ambiguous, ridiculous, and altogether unnecessarily laborious? In de veloping the reasoning faculties, is tho f rat thing to be done to require the child to lay aside his reason, and blindly load his memo ry with rules which are to be broken as soon as learned blindly follow the invention of a savage, which it is a disgrace to civilization not to have exploded long ago? Mr. Pitman may or may not have inventel the best mode of writing and printing our English. But, one thing is certain, the lenrnti classes ought no longer to cram the silent, withered corps es of letters, and what is worse, the deceit ful, double-tongued letters, into the intellects of tho children of our schools. If they can not invent some way in which a better rea son can be given fur writing a word in a more difficult rather than an easier form, than 'cause UU so, they had belter pack off into oblivion and the dark ages. Now, in obedience to the beautiful analogies of English orthography, a child may write the namo of a domestic edge tool, sisurs, liters, sisars, sityrs, sixers, tizurs; sizars, sizors, sizyrs, tiwrs, cisurs eisars, ei.i yrs, risorz, siserz, and so on, more than a million different way by arithmetical calcu lation, before he comes to the orthodox, scho lastic, currtet, orthographic spelling scissors, which he is to receive, believe, and remember, on the strength of the great royal reison, 'ciuse 'tis, at the sting of the birch, and the feril of the flesh under his pantaloons. I, instead of fretting so poreupincly against the School Commissioner, for his proposed trifling innovation in ihn mode of teaching to read on the old plan, the thirty-one school misters had distanced hiin by introducing a plan altogether new, they would have behav ed more gloriously and magnanimously, to our thinking ; they would have taut, tnxvt lawght, tought or taught something worth while to lern, urn, Urn, Hern, lyrn, or learn. Master Whickwack, mayn't we gwoutl Boatvn Chronotype. Wilson, tux Ornithologist. The fol lowing is an extract from a letter written to a friend by this clever and amiable natural ist: "One of my boys caught a mouse in school a few days ago, and directly marched up to me with his prize. I srt about drawing it the same evening, and all the time the pant ing of its Utile heart showed the extreme ag onies of fear. I had intended to kill it, in order to fix it in the claws t f a stuffed owl ; but happening to spill a drop of water near where ii was tied, it lapped it up with such eagerness, and looked in my face with such nn eye of supplicating terror, as perfectly overcame me. I immediately untied it, and restored it to life and liberty. The agonies of a prisoner at the stake, while the firu and instruments of torture aie preparing, could not be more severe than the sufferings of that poor mouse; and, insignificant as the object was, I felt at the moment the sweet sensa tions which mercy leaves on the mind, when she triumphs over cruelty." A Si.ioht Cai'si or War. A writer in the N. E. Puritan states, on the authority of the Historical Collections of Pennsylvania, that when the French had possession of the Valley of the Ohio, a feud arose between the Shawnee and Delaware Indians, in the Val ley of Wyoming. The children and women of each tribe were gathering fruit upon the Wyoming side, when a dispute arose between them, concerning the title to a large grasshop per, caught by one child and claimed by an other. This involved the question of bound ary and territorial right. When the warri ors returned from the chase, they took part with their respective women a fight ensued the Shawnees were defeated, and expelled from the Valley by their conquering rivals. " Let him that readeth understand." ROBERT FULTON. Fulton strained hit mind to distraction with the idea that he could propel a Teasel ap the Hudson, by the mere force of steam, at the rate of four mile an hour a large vessel one that would carry hundred men He had a genius, and it had worked like a steam engine in him ; but when it had forced out of his mind this stupendous idea, hie friends looked at him with fixed eyes, and then shook their heads sorrowfully, saying to each other, in a low voice : "What a pit), hi is eiazy .'" In vain he protested he was not mid ; and he went to France, and there at a dinner ta ble with the Parisian nobility and aristocra cy, when tho wine had passed round and softened the inequalities ot ranK, mat ooia and enthusiastic young man uttered hit fan- atical proposition, it souerea in a momon the current of conversation. All eyes were directed towards the young American at the toot ol the taoie. laneyrina set oown ni nlt,- nit ttairl in formidable tone of en quiry : " Do 1 understand you to say, that by me inure lorce oi steam, you can urupei vessel containing one hundred armed men, in a dea; calm, ut the rate of four miles an hur?"- " Yes," lie replied, with a faith in til heart thnt steadied his voice befote the states man. French politeness repressed the ex clamation, " What a pity he is crazy !" but the man of one idea understood the shrugs of incredulity which greeted his reply. Jlurrit. ANTI-SLAVERY PUBLICATIONS. Persons wishing to furnish themselves with anti-slavery Books and Pamphlets, can do s by calling on J. Ei.izabsth Jones, on door west of the District School House.Gresa St. OUR MOTTO IS "the juuar pjy," AND OUR BUK1MSS IS TO BOY AND StLA HARDWARE AND DRUGS .?i Ljw as Possible. Carpenters, Builders,' Farmers, Carriage and Chair Mtkers, Paint ers, Cabinet an.l Harness Makers, Mill wrights, and Mechanics generally, will find such articles among our assortuieut as will suit their separate purposes. PHYSICIANS who prescribe for others, and FAMILIES. whs prescribe for themselves may at all time find a general assortment of DRUGS AND BOTANIC MEDICINE at CHESSMAN fc WRIGHTS. Salem, O., March 28th. DRY OOIM AMI (J0OCEUIK9. T)00TS and WHOES, (Eastern and Wee M tern,) Drugs and Medicines, Paints, Oil and Dye Stuffs, cheap as the cheapest, and good as the best, constantly for sain at TRESC0TT3. Salem, O. 1st mo. 30th. J- McCI,rRE, ic Co. DEALERS in Produce, No. 11 Frontal, between Main and Walnut, Cincinnati, Ohio. CARRIAG ES CARRIAGES. SPRING is coming, and people begin te talk about buying carriages. The subscri ber still carrk--orr the carriage husinoss at his old stand on Main street, in Salem, and, having riken special pains in the selection of his stock, he is prepared to fill any order la his line of business, fancying himself able to give satisfaction to tho most fastidious taste or humble means. Also, a large and excellent assortment ef finished carriages constantly on hand, which will be sold to suit tho times, and warranted to purchasers. DAVID WOODRUFF. Febri ary 27th, 18 1G. WATER CURE. DR. C. BAELZ of Canfield, Mahoning Co., Ohio, begs leave to inform th friends of Hydropathy, and the invalids generally, that he is now prepared to receive patient -who may wish to undergo the UrJ TER THE.! TMEXT t the efficacy of which in diseases of the skis, lungs, stomach, liver. Consumption, Pile, Dyspepsia, Rheumatism, nervous diseases, female diseases, spinal affections, etc., etc., needs no comment. The water on the prem ises of Dr. B. is of that quality whiub in sures good success. March 87th, 1816. 4tS. AGENTS FOR THE "BUGLE." Ohio. Xew Garden David L. Galbroath Columbiana Lot Holmes. Cool Springs--T. Ell wood Vickers. Berlin Jacob H. Barnes. Marlboro Dr. K. G. Thomas. Canjielil John Wetmore. Lowellvillc Dr. Butler. Polind Christopher Leo. Youngs town J. S. Johnson. Xew Lyme Marse na Miller. Akron Thomas P. Beach. .tw Lisbon George Garrctson. Cincinnati William Donaldson. East Fairfield John Marsh. Sclma Thos. Sws-yne. Springbort Ira Thomas. Jarveysburg . Nichol son. Oakland Elizabeth Brook. Chagrin Falls H. Dickenson. Malta James Cope. Cblumbus W. W. Pollard. Georgetown. Ruth Cope. Bundisburg Alex. Glenn. Garrettsville J. H. Pardee. MwatcrH. Morgan Parrett. Fartnington, Trumbull co., Win. Smith. Ejria, Lorain eo.,L. J. Burrell. Oberlin Lucy Stone. OAt'oCVry R. B. Dennis. Xcwlon Falls Dr. Homer Karle. ItavennaW'm. Frazier. Franklin Mills A. Morse. Indiana. Greenboro Lewis Branson. Marion John T. Morris. Economy Ira C. Maulsby, Liberty Edwin Gardner. IFYn chesler Clarkson Pucket. Knighistown. Dr. H. L. Terrili. Richmond Joseph Ad dleman. Pennsylvania. FalUtoiy Joseph Coals H. Vashon, PUtsburgk.