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KIAIIIITS It. HOIII.VSOtf, Editor.
"NO UNION WITH SLAVEHOLDERS." JAMCS BAIIXAIIV, Publishing Agent. VOL. 6-NO. 42. SALEM, COLUMBIANA CO.. OHIO, JUNE 28, 1851. WHOLE NO. 302. THE ANTI-SLAVERY BUGLE, VMulwA every Saturday, at Satan, Col. Co., O. Tp.bms. $1,S0 per nnnum if paid In advance. fl,7fi per minum If pni.l within tho first ai.x ennntlia of tho subscriber's yonr. $2,00 per annum, if payment bo delayed loyond six months. LtTAVe occa'ionully send numbers to those who aro not subscribers, but who nre believed to bo interested in tho dissemination of nnti-shi-cry truth, with tho hopo tliat they will cither subscribe themselves, or ne their influence to extend iti circulation among tln-ir friends. nrCommunicntions intended fir inortinn, to he addressed to M .van's K. llni!N!ov, Kditor. AUothcri to James Dahnaiiy, Publishing Aei.t. THE BUGLE. Right and Wrong. Mr. Editor; In applying n,y m""' ,( T-loso investigation Tor tlio last few months, 1 have been led to tlio conclusion, that, no radical chnngo ran tako placo in society without placing before tlio people a p'.nljorm embracing nil man' natural inherent rights i as portuining to his social, mental, anil mur al being conforming nt tho same lime to the highest tone, of purity of life, that c!in::l: iim ty and rtason in unison can dictate. Hitman society, however, divided scattered and peeled, is an unit no power can make twain of Cod's household and family, in tho true and absolute sense. True, nations tuny iu iso and national peculiarities nViy exist sects and pnrties may multiply, until there in no numbering efthcm,yet, in fact, nil nre broth rcn in nature nil aro one, indivisihly so: " One Hood, and one llrolhcrhool" wherever found, under every conceivable circumstance, and in defiance of all combinations. If this premise be Correct, th"ii, whatever regresses upon the full ami free cxistunce of oneness of union in tho enjoyment of the one nature, nnd co-cipinl enjoyment of all tho natural rights of man as such, is wrong, Initeful, and to ho hated nnd opposed by nil, until it censes to exist. The principle of right action, or doing right, conduces to man's well being id ways. No mnltvr by whom tlio . act may be pel formed, tho lima when, or the manner how ; if tho act be right in itself, it will clevule, and happily, (in its degree) not only tho actor, hut all the race of man. The principle of right, or righteousness, or right doing in on associated sense, also, not only elevates tho particular society, but nil tlio family of man it nival be so, nnd not other wise. Every thing that is right nssiniitlatcs itself to man's nature flows into iho great soul of man, and as a medium of communi cation, curries through every department of the system, (of society) tho only truo life, which grows up into higher, and nobler be ing, in proportion as that vital principle is kept in free circulation by the right doing of oil, or a part of tlio members. The princi ple of right doing, or righteousness, is there fore as much an unit, as that tho race nre ono; and if permitted (without obstruction) to hnvo free course its vitality would reach nil mankind it lifu giving power would make glad tho heart of every son ami daugh ter of man's desolated race. Right doing, then, simply resolves itself into ono great life giving principle, which in a true state of society like every other right hand planting of our common Father, performs its ofiicn, and faithfully throughout nil tho ulajdcs of men. llight doing nlono can save the world, and that will, when fully brought into roqui eition restore man to himself to his race, and to his God. Tho work tuny be slow, but it will be cITeetuid in reinstating, and redeem ing man in all his being ; and otherwise there is no saviour; for in this nlono wo behold the mission the glorious mission of Christ to our world to bo fulfiled his kingdom ami righteousness estnhlished,uud man's salva tion perfected. Wrong doing takes place of right doing, or in other words hinders, or .destroys the influence of light doing, upon the soul of the wrong doer, uud thus hois no longer n medium of communication, (or lit least a very poor one) to the ono next al lied to him, or under his influence, uud hence the force of tho good principle is lost unto (perhaps) thousunds, or millions; and that greut loss to tho inuny, lessens tho enjoy ment of tho few, whoso minds aro found in tone for elevation. Could evil, or wrong doing bo removed from society, then would right, or right doing run like electricity from lieurt to heart, and from hand to baud, until tho response would be as universal us iniiu. Wrong doing u continuous wrong doing lias brought tlo race to thoir present lost condition nothing but wrong doing could destroy man, und wrong doing of every do ecribublo chuiucter, and name resolves itself into one grout living principle, or medium of communication, and consequently unless obstructed by right doing, or righteousness, will, extend its baleful influence throughout the wholo race, and oven when resisted by the right, it line its grievous efl'ects on all, but ispcciully on those engaged in tho wrong doing. Wrong doing is then an unit, as much so, as man is an unit nnd it will have its existence, nnd will perform its destruc tive oll'ieo, until right doing takes its placo. Wrong doing ceases not, because one de monstration of it, is cut oil" nor does any ono species of evil ccae, because its particular name or fo.'tn may bo laid aside. F.vil, or wrong doing is productive of its kind, or oth erwise one evil grows out of another, and henco when ono name or form is put away it takes another, and continues to have, per Imp!", nil its destroying influence upon socie ty. Mini is the subject of good nnd evil of right and wrong the firmer saves, the latter destroys him. Wo only have thnreforo true state of society in proportion us evil ceases to be practised, and iho right in every case, and in every relation of life is prnclised. "Cease to do evil, learn to do well" cease every evil, greut and small practice every good, every virtue, and tho "good time" has come." I" A. From the North Star. "Frederick Douglass Paper." We announce to our renders, with much gratification, that arrangement have just been completed by which wo shall lie nblo to issun from our office in Kochcster, ns ear ly us the third of July, n new weekly paper bearing tlio nbovo title. e purpose Unit our new jounrnal shall he, in point of size, ipialily of paper, extent of rending matter, and typographical execution, greatly super ior to' the North Star, and not inferior in ap pearance, nor in reality, to any weekly journ al now published in the 1'uited States. Wn nre aware of tho boldness of this avowal; und considering our origin, our condition in early life, and our limited opportunities for education nnd mental improvement, tliM nvownt limy even seem presumptuous. Nevertheless, wo hope to make it good. It is aptly sa'ul, that "Where there a will there's n way ;" und having tho limner, we shall not despair finding the latter. We nre already assured that the snbscrip tion list of the "Liberty Tarty Paper," pub lished in Syracuse, nnd prolc.l.ly that ol the "Impartial Citizen," will bo united to ours. Mr.Thoui is, tin! editor of tho fust named paper, has already engaged l act r.s As'ist n i it Editor of the new paper; and it is hoped that Samuel It. Ward will consent to net us Corresponding Editor nnd Travelling Agent. With the pnwerliil assistance ol these mends, and 1 1 it; aid of talented correspondents in dif ferent parts of the country, we fondly bono to he able to publish n pnper which shall lie serviceable to the cause of the slave, mid, in Iho main, acceptable to the friends of Im munity of every shade of unti shivery opin ion. The time has come for united effort against the slave power of tin! country. Tho dark spirit of slavery is combining its forces, and thereby udinonisliing the friends of freedom to union and Jrnttrniti. We hearken to the admonition. Where there is no difference in principle, there should be no rpiarrel about action; hut lliero should Ik; general rejoicing throughout our extended ranks when n blow is struck for liberty, against our com mon foe. Our readers will desire to know (ns they certainly hnvo a right to know) the precise character of the new paper which wo design to send tlicui. to larus we aro concerned, there shall he mi obscurity nor daiknoss on this score. "Frederick Douglass' Paper" will he an Anti-Slaverv tinner. Having our selves tasled tho bitter cup of bondage, we shall not liirget the claims of the millions we havo led behind us. Wo will advocate their emancipation on the highest grounds of jus tice, humanity, und religion. Holding the in iiii iiiIo that every man has an inalienable right to ho free, we shall enrneslly and stern- Iv urge upon nil men to respect tliut princi ple in eveiy relation ol life which Uiey may conscientiously sustain. 1. In lespect to the Church nnd tho fJov- eminent, we especially wish to luako our selves fully and eleaily understood. Willi tho religion ot the one, nnd the politics ol llie other, our soul shall havo no communion. J hesi; we rerunl ns ccutrnl pillars in the horrid temple of slnvcrv. Thev arc both iiro- tlnvtni ; and on that score, our controversy Willi tiiem is based. Yt o mean by a pro 7rry church, that church wiirli stands ill Christian fellowship with slaveholders whoso members end miiiit-tur meet uud co operate w ith slaveholders in w hat nre called benevolent ami Christian associations of tlio day; that church whose ministers at the North have prostituted the liihle (without expulsion or rebuke) to viudieirle slavery, nnd Us ollslioot, the liarliaroiih uud inhuman I u gilive Slave Law; that church whoso mem bers bring the wholo weight of the moral, religious, mid political iulliieuco to hear ul the ballot-box against the slave, und in liivor of the oppressor ; ngainst that church, indi vidually and collectively, we shall hear our moststiingent testimony, und advocate se cession from it ns demanded aliko by our du ty to (md and to man. U. Wo mean by n pro-shvciy government, not merely that political party now in power, but till political parties in this county which do not make thn abolition of slavery a spe cial and primary object of their organization. Against all such we tako our stand, deeming their destruction essential to tho triumph of justice and liberty. !!. The motto of our politics shall be, "All KIUIITS FOR AM." Holding that (lovernment is necessary to the preservation, protection, order, and hap piness of society; and finding nothing in the Constitution of the Fulled States which makes it our duty 'o abstain from voting we shall go to the iiiills, and shall counsel others to go there, nd to east their votes for that party and lor those candidates which shall represent our highest idea of a just, w ise and righteous civil govcrumciit. 4. While we shnll nttnch much importance to Iho proper exercise of tho right of suffrage, wo shall not overlook tho fuct that a right eous public sentiment must prccedo n right eous civil government; and to create this sentiment, by euliirciiig tlio great principles ol justice, humanity, and religion, wo sbtdl industriously employ and coneentrato our lies: energies. ". In this field of labor, wo shnll stnkn linnds with all tlio friends of freedom, and will gladly eo opernto w ith them in addres sing moral suasion to tho understanding and heart of the people. Our pnper shall bo n free p-.per in the fni sense ot the word. Jt shall dolenil tlio poor, iieiriciiu uiu , and iiromotrt the elevation and improvement of nil. It shall advocate the rights of human itv, w ithout distinction of color or sex. It shall honor truth. It shall reverence the "higher law." It shall not shrink from re proach. It shall iniiko no compromise with tvrants. It shall fight against any and against all w ho fight nguiust Liberty. It shall main tain free and friendly discussion on all sub jects that tall within the scope ol n rulorma tory journal ; endeavoring at all times, and under all circumstances, to bear in mind tlio npostoliu injunction, "i'novr. all tiii.ng3, iioi.o FAST that which is oooo.' FREDERICK DOUGLASS. (ty Journals, fiiondly to our enterprise, w ill confer a liivor by copying our pros pectus. TllO I.MIL'STMAL, C'O-IVr.M'IOM KsBLKINCI I'm ji nic :. Allho meeting ol the National liidustiiid Convention nt Albany, N. V., on June 5th, several colored delegates from auxiliary bodies, presented their credentials lor seats. They were violently opposed by certain clamorous negro-haters. The subject was relorred to llicCommitte on credentials; n majoiity of the Committee reported against the reception of tho credentials of the color ed delngiites uud the minority in favor of their reception. The report led ton stormy nnd embittered discussion, w liun the credentials were rcciev ed by a Vote of ayes 2'i, nnysli. This result led to further discussion, an I sotno of tlio nealous " democratic, reformers," withdrew from the Convention rather than sit in the same body with colored men. Rev. H. U. Ward w as one of the delgates from this city, and ho spoke with much power and i lo ipic nco in defense of tlio rights of himself and Incthren. This manly net of justice bus culled down the most uliusivo ultucKs upon tho Convention from some ot tho pro-slvery prints and venal lotlcr w liters. A coarse and indecent letler was uddressed to the Convi ntion in opposition to tho reception of colored delegates, by n renegade Irish men in this citv, named John Cumpncii, w ho has made himself piouniieiit hero in meeting lor discussion, by Ins gross slanders mid uiobocraliu appeals nguiust Ceo. Thomp son. His fluency nnd assurance and period recklessness of truth, have given liimnn influ ence for evil with a certuin class, which, however, wo believe, seldom, if evcr.outlusts a luller ucijunuitaiico with bun. Honor to tho ludustii:, I Convention, for the free und firm spirit with which they rejected the lulainous proposal to cstu.msli un nristoe rucy of color in thoir body. J'cnn. Freeman. Dasiki. WkustkiiJii his Speech at Syra cuse, ulludcd to his unpopularity in the city, and the expressions of tlie Conventions which have been holden in it. Ho said he knew where he was. und w ho he snoko to, nnd that portion of them who would oppose the de livery of slaves in the city were 'traitors' 'traitors.' ' The fugitive slavo law' ho said, 'would be enlbrccd in Syracuse, even in tho midst of the next nuli-shivery convention that was held ill it, if there wns an occasion.' We don't know how his languago seemed to others, hut to us it seemed too wenk to ex press the miner nnd bitterness of his unhap py soul. We have been told by bis friend w'ho professed to know the fact, that ho was ' drunk.' Drunk or sober, ho wns manilest- Iv mud. nnd such wero the absurdity ol Ins threats and his argumentative positions ulso, ns to forco nn occasional laugh ut the mali ciousness of tho hruicr,itud tho absurdity of the hitter. True HaUyitn. HtiMiMATiNO Contrast. South Caroli na throws tho cilizetis of Masuchiisetts into prison, and either sells them into slavery or compels other citizens to pay lor their re lease. She mobs the agent of Massnchii setts out of the Statu when sent to seek jus tice in our national courts, uud they huvo to csenpo for their lives. Massachusetts turns volunteer cotehpole for S. Curoliiia negro-hunters; tho wholo municipal power ol ISoston, civil oud milita ry, nuts itself upon the scent at an expense of 10,000 to catch u single negro; convey him to South t.arolina in tiiumpu us a goon hound lavs the Diev nt its master's teet, and receives South Curolinii's llianks lor "ulne rity," "encouragement,'' und submission! l'orlland Inquirer. Another Compromise. The. Valparaiso Observer suggests the Ibllowing. It's n very good ollset i'ir the twaddle uhout tho diuolu tion of the L'l.ion. "We would tufgest ns tlio basis ol a now compromise to pucily tho South, that when ever a slave escapes from service, tho ownei may ,on lulling to recover nun, tunc any nigger hu can find to supply his place ; or a while per son if necessary. Is pot some concession necessary in oruer to restore Union? I Jenny L'md pays Mr. Haruum $-J.",000 ns a consideration lor nreuKing on nci u; uK- inent with him. Ilo acknowledges to having made fcjtlO.lHK). and says Jenny Lind has re ulizeil ;l.i0,000 in this country. Tho net proceed of the 1 SI concert do not luck srAniiO oiijLlKKMKH). Itanium, it is said, goes to F.uropo in scorch of other curiosities. i Cut. It is stilled that tho President will not visit Mnssachun'tts about the first of July. From the Pennsylvania Freeman. George Thompson's Visit and Meetings. For more than seventeen years have our eyes longed to see nnd our heart to greet this eloquent champion of tho rights of num. From tho day when first WO hennl his iiwuo, nnd the report of his uiiwenrj imr la bors nnd read his thrilling appeal for West India Fiiianeipntioii, nud our youthful enthu siasm kindled ut his burning word, we have watched his coiirsu us a reformer, with a deepening interest. At the time of his first visit to our laud, his tiohle consecration of his powers to a hated nnd persecuted cause, in tho hour of its severest trial; hi voluntary rxile from home, and early Iriend; bis rejection of iho templing allurements of fame, raw, iowcr mid loliy station, olli red him in I '.iigland, to ally himself wiili n despised and persecut ed hnn.l of humble reliirmers, uud with the cause of tho crushed slave in a land of strangers ; tho calm, moral heroism und cheerfulness with which he encountered oh- 1'i'piy uiul persecution, and risked lilo itself in ileleuse of l.ihi'ity, all conspired with the report of his brilliant and captivating eln ipielice and his wonderful success, to excite our iiihiiiiutiou and win our grateful respect liir him. Tlu so feelings were strengthened by his sub.-, ipient Hliirt in his unlive Isle, for the abolition of thn West India apprenticeship system ; for tho repeal of the Corn laws ; lor 1 1 10 euliaiicliiseiiii nt of the people ; Jbr jus- lice to lliiiish India, and the extinction of nil those monopolies under which Iho poor wero crushed. Such we believe were the leelings of many thousands in ibis country. Their hearts have been wide open to wel come the true Philanthropist at hi second coming, to our shores, to our homes and our fiateru.il fellowship. Ho was no stranger, though wo had never grasped his hand, or looked upon his lace. Ho was the friend of ninu, and thereliire our friend; the sell-consecrated apostle of liberty, and therein our teacher; he wns tilled with genius and tab t nt lo plead tor the dumb, und well hud ho employed them ; and lor Ihut wero wo grut- I u I lo him. Willi pleasant anticipations we looked Ibrwurd to thn oppoitunity to meet him liicc to face, and listen to his persuasive and uopuuig speech. 1 his opportunity have we eiiii.ved, in common with hundreds of our fellow I'lbi.rets in this State, and we believe wo speak lor nil when wo say that our boors nnd expectations hnvo been mora I'.uin realized, ,o:h us to the mutt, and tho linpjiy influence of J, is visit lor our cause. Mr. Thompson reached Ibis city in conr puny with his liieiid nnd It'llow traveller, Air. rutiiuni, on iucsduy evening me cid inst. The next morning, accompanied by several friends ho went to West Chester, where lie was greeted with n most cordial welcome, by n large meeting of abolitionists of Chester uud the iieighboi ing counties. At two o'clock, the appointed hour, tho large I lot licuhiii al Hall was well filled with a highly intelligent audience, tunny of whom had come from other counties mid Stutes. Had not the precaution been adopted of reipuriiig nn ndimttulico lee, llie crowu would have been oppressive, and many who wero most noxious to seo and bear Mr. Thompson would have been deprived of the opportunity. As it w as, many of tho audi ence y erc compelled to stand, which they did for three limns, with a cheerfulness nnd iulerest Ihut seemed unconscious of lu ligue. At his entrance, Mr. Thompson was wel comed by most evident murks of interest uud sympathy, though from Iho ipiiet habits of a large portion ol the audience, the de monstration was less noisy than it might havo been, with fur less Iccluig'iu oilier places. He was introduced without prelimi nary, by J. M. McKim, and us he rose, he was briefly applauded, hut the hull was hushed into the silence of solitude, nnd those hundreds of listeners bent Ibrwurd with earnest looks to catch the lirst syllable of his speech. Ho stood for a moment, surveying the crowd ol Iriendly faces, and then In icily alluding lo the pleasure with w hich ho was again, utter tho lapse of sixteen years, per mitted to visit Pennsylvania, uud to the magnitude uud solemnity of tlio subject be fore them, ho rend, iu nn impressive voice, un appropriate selection of passage from tho scripture. His uddress wo shnll not attempt to shetch ns wo expect to receive n full phonographic rejMirt ol it; hut wo mny say 1 hut it wus throughout, simple mid modi. -clod iu man ner, truthful, earnest, nnd feai he iu spirit, generous and noble iu sentiment, cleur iu statement, lucid uud convincing in argu ment, cheerful, hopeful und genial in tid ing, choice und tleginit iu language, occa sionally burning with invective or stinging Willi scorn, with pussuges pf thrilling elo quence. No report could do it or any of his speeches justice. Its w ords seemed hut tlio liody ot the thought uud feeling, w hu h Hashed with electric power from his eyo beamed in his face, controlled his every mo tion, and inspired every tone of hi voice. Seldom, if ever belbro, had we felt so really tlio clluct of manlier in augmenting tho power of speech ; never, indeed, as we felt It in Mr. Tuompsoii't reply to a cavilling op- Iionent, who had the temerity to assail him. lo possesses tho rare ability to inspire hi liciueis with his own feelings. Hi frank nnd manly bearing, his simple uud artless manner, the Irienilly clunce ot Ins lino eye, tho sunny warmth of his sinilo and hi un nll'ected earnestness seemed to im It all pre judice and open to the heart of tho hearer, a straight enlraiice tor biitu He need not allempt to storm the ratlc, every door of winch swings opcuttt Hie "open sesame ol his maimer. Ihit good and eloquent as was his main speech, it did not give us a true idea of his towers as an oruior. In it ho had ulludcd incidentally, and with filling comment, to a coarso and false attack iim himself, by dirty democratic sheet in West Chester, "in- ! twided evidently to stir up all tho riilliaiiism of tho placo into a mob against him ; nn attempt us abortive as it wns malicious in spirit nnd indecent in style. A friend and confident of tho editor n young lawyer named .vlonughnn, with a magnanimity and self-lbrgetfulncFS worthy of n martyr, come to his defence ; telling the audience that as he had " helped to get the editor into the scrape," by udvising him to publish the ar ticle upon Mr. Thompson, he would "help him out;'1 lint instead of helping his friend nut, hu helped himself in, and found n deep er abyss of contempt and infamy for both. In self-important and swelling manner. Monachal! repeated the foolish usserlioiis of the editor, that Mr. Thompson was " n lory and n spy," "n foreign intrrmeddler," nn emissary of the lliitisb aristocracy, and told him (.Mr. T. ) to go home and hhernle the white slaves in his own laud, riniuicipiitn the million in India and the poor of Ireland, be line coming hero to interfere w ith our do mestic nflairs. He sw ore " by the heart of a freeman, by tlio right hand of a freeman, and by the Cod above us," that wo bail "whipped England once, and wo wool, I tench her the danger of her intermeddling with our nflairs." Alter this effort tho young and verdant or ator sat down, with on air which seemed to say, " I've done it for him. See if he'll an swer Ihut." Little did be anticipate tho retribution ho was preparing for himself. Almost the lirst sentence of Mr. T.'s reply brought him to his feet lo explain, but his ex planation only involved him ui new difficul ties, und made himself the more ridiculous. Vet in his folly ho did us a good service, lor which the audience seemed most grateful. Such a least of eloquence as they enjoyed iu the reply, they hud never pnrtaken lielnrc. Iu brilliancy of style nnd power of utter ance, it surpassed every exhibition of orato ry ihat wo had ever witnessed. The sieuk or wns fully roused. II is eye, rvrry feature of his liicc, his whole frame, his voice, nil secon d to dilate nnd kindle with his feeling. His vindication of himself from iho calum nies of his accusers, wus complete; his re tort upon the basu servile und heartless tyrants who denounced him, wus over whelming. The poor lawyer seemed to w ilt under them us n biokeu weed under an August sun.- We could not help pitying him, while we were thankful to him lor un intentionally supplying us with tho richest enjoyment of the liny. Ho reullv did us nn essential favor, though he might iiuvo cried with tho frogs, " though it is fun to you it is (tenth to mo." lusiguificuiil ns wns bis opponent, Mr, J liompson knew that lie was hut tlio organ ol men of more importance, who were llieur selves loo crnfly to risk such an encounter, uud that ho (Air. J.) was contending with the prejudices, the iiiisunderutniidiiigs, nnd the enmity of thousands of the people, and with Iho malignity nnd lies ol numberless demagogues and venal editors. Tho audience seemed to ho enrried csi tivo by this reply. Their enthusiasm was unbounded. Even the most staid and sober of lliem seemed to Ibrget their "dignity," and breaking over all stillness, they joined in the generous nppluuso as cordially as though tho warm blood of youth was still leaping iu their veins. At the close of tho meeting every heart seemed running over with delight. Tho multitude of men and women crowded around Mr. Thompson, with tearful or beaming eyes and grateful fiiees, to grasp his hand and give l.'un their blessing. They parted for their homes, hear ing with Iheiii u new glud memory, to be "a joy forever." In Iho evening Mr. i hompson entertained a largo social company, iu tho parlor of the .Mansion House, with a conversational nar rative of his connection with Iho uiiii-sluvo-ry causo in England uud this country, inter spersed with anecdotes and incidents from his own experience, illustrating the pow er of truth, mid tho ground of his hopo for the ti i umpu ol our movement, tin 1 hursday lie returui d to this city, spetidingho evening socially with a company of friends, to whose interest and delight he largely contributed, though suffering himself lroui the elleets of Ins exhaurlmg labors. Hi meeting at or- ristowti on Friday, of w hich we give an im perfect report, wns scarcely less euccesslul than that at West Chester; llioiub, previous to tho meeting, such wus the opposition of prominent citizens, that it was with much diliiculty that a house was obtained for it. At the pressing solicitation ot a large num ber of his friends, Mr. Thompson though much worn by his previous labors consented to speak in the city on Stiuduy utternonn, uud on Saturday morning Arch st. Hull was engaged for the meeting : all Iho larger hall which were applied tor having been pre viously engaged. Notice was circulated by placards uud other menus, extensively thro' tho citv und the neighboring country, mid at the appointed hour a largo concourse of Iricmls assembled to attend tlio meeting, nut to their surprise and disappointment loiuid tho hall locked against them. Tho reason liir this flagrant breach of contract was de manded of Mr. Maxwell, tho lessee of tho hall, und be attempted to justify hi course by hi fears of a mob and by the fiction that ho had engaged his hull without the least suspicion that it was for un ami slavery meet ing or for Mr. Thompson, but supposing it bo for nn ordinary rrh'giWf infrlmg'. This story ha been published us litcl by the Ledger and the Sun, though they were fully inhumed oil unquestionable evidence ol its falsity. i Tho truth is, that Mr. Maxwell made the j engagement for hi ball in the lnti-Simv,ry Office, and most dislinctlv, " for sn address from George TAHi;!m, ).u,," n l proved bv wiinesse who heard the contract. Mr. Maxwell's pretense w nn nftor thought, prompted by the base ttitA violent assaults iiHn Mr, Thompson 1 be S'imi ;.'i:lf and !u.Mi )..7i of that morning, and the dimikonbluMoi ot'soine of the eim touwr tf lit a bar. mWtpimiily nd iwitftNl ia r hearing thai be knew who Mr. 11iiMriruifi wna, at the tiino, thus convicting himself of a contemptible attempt to avert tho censure of ruffian mohocrata by falsely charging another with dishonorable conduct. There was no oppcarnneo of a mob, and hnd the ball been opened, there is not the slightest probability that any disturbance would have occurred. Such was tho opin ion of .Marshal Keyser, who was present to cheek the first indication of dutin imnce, had any occurred, ami such, wo believe, woe the opinion of every cool-headed ninn present. The only crowd gathered, wns the assembly of friend excluded from the hall, and a lev persona attracted by curiosity. Some empty threat were littered, but as vnpory ns in n thousand cases belbre. The only thing which prevented Mr. Tlinmpson from hav ing a quiet, crowded, and enthusiastic meet ing, was Mr. Maxwell's flagrant breach of h'n contract. Wo f Lull hereafter notice the infamous course of some of the Philadelphia presses toward Mr. Thompson as we have now no room to do. In conclusion, we will repent, thnt ir plnasautest anticipations of usefulness to our cause, and gratification to it friends, have been moro llinti realized by Mr. Thompson's visit. Women's Rights Convention. Tlio Reports and Correspondence of tho Con vention Is so volumhiious that wc can give but extracts and thoso in many cases noccssarily brief. LETTERS. From Mrs. Nichols. BRATTLEBORO, May 19, 1851. SisTKni, BiiothkrsI (iod bless your delib erations ! Womnnhood, crushed and despair ing, has heard your call and suspended tho sigh of despair to nurse a hopo full of the beatitude of love. And womanhood, that has forced itself up into tho bracing atmoaphcro of its Uod-ordnincd rcsponaibilitics, and grown strong and ndlucnt In their discharge, responds joyful ly to a movement that promises to emancipate and elevate the race, by opening to It tho moth er fountains of humanity. As a result of tho publicity given to tho ob jects of tho movers in behalf of Woman's ltights, I have tlio utupcaknblo satisfaction to refer to tlio improved tono of tho newspapor press of tho country, on topics Involved In the subject of woman's rights and responsibilities, liut improved as is tho tono of tho Press, I am happy to say that, In my more Immediate circle of observation, the masses of tho peoplo are in advance of tho presses. I am also happy to perceive that every attempt to throw opprobri um upon tho subject, hnt signally failed, except to crcato distrust of thoso who resort to such means of opposition. Tho action of our tstnto Legislature has, with few exceptions, given evidenco of a grow ing interest In behalf of woman's rights, and in soma instances a decided nJvnnco has been ta ken in her favor. If tho principle of legal de pendence lias not been discarded, wo may well tako oourago from the unmistakable evidences, that our legislators are becoming subject to compunctions visiting of shamo for past sel fishness. And whilo I would not undervalue the cflicency of petition and remonstrance, as involving extended notoriety of tho wrongs and rights of woman, I am constrained to believe that each point ginned by the sex, in a free and nioro c UK ion t development of their energies. tells more effectually on " the good time com ing." In conclusion, if I wero to say which of all tho means resorted lo, is In my judgment ac complishing most lor worn ana social and civil advancement, I would givo tho preference to the presentation of her responsibilities as grow ing out of Uod created, fixed relations because in their discussion they furnish the most pow erful lever that can bo brought to bear in chang- ingtuat popular opiuion in which the laws so unjust to women have had their origin. It's may lcra a lesson of wisdom from the odious Fugitivo Klavo Law, a lesson teaching that laws, cither Uhind or in advance of publio sentiment, arc comparatively powerless for thoir objects. Let us then, labor with all cameatnesa to suit tho times to tho law we oak. to fashion public opinion ta jic,Vhut were but lialf pot acskcd if comKlttd. I remain, dear fiicnJs yours for God and ho. niauity. U. J. II. NICHOLS. Ktitor ll'iuiMum CVuny, ', T. ifcawervf From Eliza M. Young. Oai'ASA, Henderson Co., Illinois, May 13, lsjl. j We deire to add a word of encouragement to those of our native Stale, who are exerting their influence in favor of Women's Kjgt.u. Women at well a men may differ witli regard to the petition she ihcwU occupy ia society, but that a reformation ia needed bola inteUeotuidl and leg ally, none ill deny. Many of Um evils of which wccompUia have tie )embt oaoanoA the notice of pur l'-roiAon lxiue ihry wore " immediately intcrcstcA, but Kpnn us have tuiTircA, they press with a weight too OTe rimi Ui be Who. l.ct ns b so jiaid for nttt laV-r that we need not 'ori from the rising of the sun, till long, efuir lie hut sunk behind the western bills, to procure the nocetsuries of lift. ; give us timr to .prooure food for the mind m well ns the body.; givo us squal fuoillUes fnrwn education wiili men ; gfvo -woiiihii a position ulwwt dependence upon the charities of thnaa hntn she has spent Ihc best ysars of hor life hi training from Infancy to manhood; show by -voui iniinmn nnd eonvsrsotoln that oU think