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THE ANTI-SLAVE It Y -BUGLE.
institutions against the nggrcssive ppirit of the North. The gentleman thinks the Smith has no spirit. Sir, lot him wait until I In' next session of Congress, when thoso measures shall ha attempted tii ho cur fioil out, and we will sco of what Muff tho South isnndo. He will so vhelhor wo will quietly nit here, and whethrr our constituents will tolerate the idea of our quietly fining here unit submitting to such injuries as ho has proposed to inflict upon ui. The sunny S mth is our h mm. It Is tho land thnt gave us birth. It ii tlio lai.d in which is topositod tlio b mc of our ancestors. With n the bosom of my own Stiti sleep Jefferson, nnd llcniy, nnd Madison, nnd hosts of others whose deed havo ilhst aod nnd ndornod the iinrnls ol r.tir country. .And, sir. shall wo permit our enomics to invmlo the sanctity of thoso homes end those firesides? No, sir; the South will he pro tected nnd dofrnded hy her sons, at whatever cost, nnd you will find t lint there is spirit enough left to repel nny Attempt nt interference with our rights or our interests. Now. sir, there is still one other point to which I desire to nlludo. I wish to know from tho gen tloman from Ohio w hether he indorses tho senti ments contained in tho correspondence which appeared a few days ngo iu tho American Org.in ol tlm city I Mr. Uulilings. tl ill we gentlemen no a i.tuo more explicit J I do not know precisely to what I alludes? Mr. Letcher. I mean tho correspondence bc-,lhat twecn Mr. Kllis and Mr. Wilson, tho Senator from j Massachusetts T Mr. OiilJ.ngs. I endorse that part of it written by Mr. Wn.nv, fully. I do not know much about that of M . Kllis. Mr. Lotchor. D.i you indorse all the sentiments expressed hy Mr. Wilson ? Mr. Giddings. I do ondorso all the sentiments exnrccsed bv Mr. Wilson? Mr. Uidding. 1 do cti'lorse all tlio sentiments expressed in that correspondence, so far ns to cny, , that tho Federal G ivorincnt has no power of inter-1 ferenco w ith the existence of slavery in the Stales, j My friend must know that 1 have laid down that j doctrine in oxpress terms, but n little more in dc-i tail than is contained in that U-tt'ir, Mr. Letcher. Well, let mo try the gentleman j on another point n little more explicitly. Mr. Oiddings. A moment if you please, j What wc intend to do is to purify this Govern- went from the institution of slavery, and leave that institution entirely with tho States. Mr. Letcher. Upon tho principle, I suppose, that as we inherit it from the North, tlieir children feel the stain of it nnd w ant tc relieve their nnces- tors from it. j Mr. Giddings Wt II, I can go irto that question if tho gentleman wishes it. Mr. Let -her. Stop a moment. There is) question which I wish to put to the gen-jing. tlcmnn. Suppose ho had been interrogated on the,; of slavery, w hat would have been his answer ? j Mr. Giddings. I do not believe I should have; done it better than Mr. Wilson. Mr. Letcher, Would you not have gone a little further than he does ? Mr. Giddings. I might have gone more inflation. detail. Hut if I had undertaken to do it in a brief and comprehensive manner, I should probably j have done it in nearly the same terms ns ho has ; done. Ilia letter contains everything that I have ' said to-night, only I havo elaborated nnd gone more into detail. Mr. Letcher. I should like to know whether tho gentleman from Ohio and Mr. Wilson both belong to tho same organization tho Know nothings ? Mr. Giddings. No man will impute that to me. I know something. Laughter. I have known enough, at all events, to keep me here for twenty years. Renewed laughter.) Mr. Letcher. I know the gentleman is not Dravtieallv a Knownothing. I know that very well. But wheter he is theoretically a Knnwnoth ins. nnd nratt callii upon the same ylatlorni vnm Mr. Wilson with vegard to the slavery question, is what I want to know. Mr. Giddings. My friend, I suppose, asks mo if I belong to that politiiical or moral organization called Knownothings in the common language of the the day. I can say to my friend, that, individ ually, I "know nothing" about that organization whatever, either by precept, example, or anything elso, excepting, of course, w hat I have seen in the public press. Laughter. Mr. Letcher. I find that nobody has nny per sonal knowledge about that organization. They nil "know nothing" nbout it. I Renewed laughter. I And I have vet to see the first man upon this tloor- nlthough it lias been proclaimed that a number of scats in tins Hall aro occupied hy Knownothings who will acknowledge that ho is one. llie gentle man from Massachusetts Mr. Banks could nut be screwed up to it tho other day, although every man iu this House would swear that thegcntlcmar. is a member of the order. Laughter. Mr. Banks. No ono nskod mo the ouest'on. Mr. Letcher. Well, then, I aek it now. Will the gentleman anwer mo ? Mr. Banks. What? Mr. Letcher. Do vou belong to tho order of KriAU-nolhiiiL's ? Mr. Giddiims. One moment, if vou please. I want to answer tho gentleman from Yrginia. Mr. Letcher. Oli, I cannot get anything out of you. Linghtor. Mr. Giddings. I only want to say that I do not belong to any organization of that kind, what soever. Mr. Litcher. Very well. Thntisfraik. Mr. Giddings. I have no knowledge of nny such organization. Mr. Letchor. Now, let mo try the gentleman from Massachusetts. Does he beiong to the organ ization called Knownothing, that has been the suli-ject of comment by the gentleman from North 'Carolina Mr. IU'fi inI to-uiht? Mr. Banks. I belong to nn organization not that 1 know that is called bv the name of Know- nothing but thnt answers the description that is eenorallv understood by that name in mv own town. Nobody has asked mo the question before! I havo never docli led to answer t, and nobody has "screwed mo up to it." Mr. Letcher. Then I have gotcn one anti-slavery gentlemen hero to acknowledge the corn. Groat laughter. Ho is the first. Now, many others aro sa'ni to bo here, and I should like to know of tho gentleman from Massachusetts, since be acknowledges himself to be a h igh priest in the organization, how many of his followers are meui bors of this House? Mr. Banks. I do not know ono. Mr. Letcher. It is very rcmnkablo tho gentle man should be tho head of a family, nnd know none of his children is it not? Laughter. I take It that the gentleman is about ns nearly a ! ", 1 J practical Knownothing as you could well get . . , . . ... ... . i I Ifnnbwail nmrhla. I I linen ... i , 1 . .1 . ,. I IHJllon to '.IIIIVVI .j 1 . . 1. lit,!,!., i. diiiu tin. i Is on" of tho rules of this organization to know nothing, to know nobody, to siy n itliing, to hear all they can, to retail all they hear, and to make the best use of ull they hear, and I think, after the last nnswer of tho gentleman IV mi Massachusetts, the House wilt have no difficulty in arriving nt the conclusion that ti e party has been pretty accurate ly described. Siiw, let me cat! attention to enotlier fact in connection with this matter. Hero is Senator Wiuof, who' is said to be a Knownothing. ' That is a conceded fact, as I understand. I take - The following extract from the Richmond AVhia. February 27, 1855, shows that I nm not tnistaken in the temper and patiiotitm of ba South a our people will be true: t "We have thus givn only a brief sketch of the dfrbat last r i-Jjuy, m order to let the south ru oeorde know its true purport and char icter. It is useless to eay that when those doctrines of WiksoM aud Waui are attempted to bo carried out bv Congress, there will be nn end f the Union. The South will not submit to such Abolition incendiarism. If they fball succeed in ,ihir nurDoses. it will, indeed be a dark day for th couutry. Upon them, buworer, and those who sustain them, will ret tho responsil ility and nil consequence. A mueh a we love and revere the ;Uoiou, w had rutber tee it bhiverod info s thou sand pi4 than submit to tho degradation which gitVABil and his vile confederate propose to help Sipon the South, to determine whether tbo Union, hallowed in o many respect and for o many rea 4an. sliII urviie or die." , it tho gentleman from Massachusetts knows fact. Mr. Hunks. I do not. Mr. Letcher. I men the (rentiomnn moan tho to deny that he nnd Mr. Wilson are brethren in the snino organization, sailing niufer tho snnio colors, nnd struggling fur the same ends ? Mr. Hunks. Mr. Wilson nnd mysolf have I long been struggling for a change in tho politics of Massachusetts. Whether he Is a member of the! organization" to which tho gcntlem ,n nlluder, 1 never knew, nnd have no knowledge nny more than from what the gentleman says is the general report. Mr. Letcher. Then (here is n general report to that effect, and it is most toinarnldo that gentlemen living in tho same Stale, one tho leader of the Krownnthiiigs fioiii his Stntc in this House, and the other occur ying the same position in Jtho Son nte, nnd that each should not know whether the other belongs to the organization! Laughter. It does strike ma as most extraordinary that there should ho nn organisation wliicli they say is sweep ing over tho contry from North to South nnd fioni Last to West, obliterating all old parly lines, break ing up nil old party organizations, burying nil "old logy" politicians and (lemsgngu"s, nnd build ing up nil things nnow, and which is to givo us n sort of Dolitical mileiiiiim, and yet of these two men ot piHitieal prominence, residing in tne same otaio. Having llio name political onjects in view, and struggling Tor tlio panic political ends the re bo lease of their State front tho power of the party hna hitherto controlled it, under tho lead of M obster and Everett, nnd yet neither knowr wheth er tucotl:cr belongs t tlis organization! Mr. Oiddings. Let mo put ono interrogatory to the gentleman f Mr. Letcher. Not just now. Mr. tiiddings. One short qnostion only. Mr. Letcher. I have no doubt tho gentleman from Ohio feels sympathy for his brother Aboli tionist from Massachusetts, and would like to get him out ot tins scrape, Mr. tiiddings. 1 answered your question, Mr. Letcher. Yes; tho gentleman answered me frankly enough. Mr. tiiddings. Then lot mo nsk if you nre n Know-nothing? Laughter. Mr. Letcher. No, sir; neither practically, tho- orctieaily, morally, socially, or in nny way. Mr. Oiddings. That is tho usual nnswer. Roars of laughter. Mr. Letcher. Let mo say to the gentleman more than that: that whenever I shall joiu n society, whenever I shall get my own consent to 'join a political organization, that I shall not have ibe manliness to say I am a member of, I trust I shall not be here, nor in any other position w here confidence shall be reposed in me by n just and generous constituency, such as I represent hero, Cries of "Good !" But let mo go back to tho point I was discuss anothcr Here, then, is Mr. Wilson, admittedly elected to tho Senate id' the United States by a Know question Nothing Legislature one almost unanimously so. There w ns one lonely Democrat there, 1 believe the only poor soul wiio could muster votes enough to get into the body. (Inughtcr) nnd there were were seine four or five Whigs, but the remaining four or five bundled nil belonged to this organiza- Is it not so? I pause for a reply. Now, I have heard that none of thoso men are bjgus know nothings, in the popular acceptation of tho term, hut they aro all of tho real genuine stripe. Can tlx gentleiiinn from Massachusetts tell mo how papers winch reached the citv I letter of General Cameron, their candidato, nn that is ? Mr. Banks. I cannot say. Mr. Letcher. The gentleman "cannot say." Well, sir, I take it that tho peoplo of tho South will w ant to know before they aro disposed to go tho full length in this matter. Well, let us come still nearer homo. Thero is tho State of Pennsylvania, in which nn election tor senator was take place to-day. there is a strong party of Know-Nothings in tho Legislature oi mat sinte. vt o Know mat tney nave uccn m i trouble for some considerable timo in regard to the election ot a Senator, tnd we have seen in the this morning the noiincing bis platform of principles, and it is the identical platlorin which has been laid down here to-night bv the gentleman from New York, Mr. Goodwin, nnd tho gentleman from Ohio, Mr. Giddings. Now, how is it, that with an organi zation professing to bo national, and to have no other object in view but the preservation of the i. unjii, mv perpcmnj oi our insiiiuiioiis, uuu mc glory, honor, aud prosperity of our common coun try, and whenever they aro called upon to elect officers, their candidates come in on anti-slavery platforms? How docs that accord with the prin ciple of nationality, that is claimed for the organi zation ? How does it hnrmonizo with that devo to the Union, that anxious desire to preserve all our institutions, to build up our trade, and to advance everything that is the common property and Iho common glory of all tho citizens ot this great nation? How do gentlemen undertake to explain these facts? Yet so it is. That is the re sult. Here is the New York election. Here is the the Pennsylvania senatorial election. Here is tho Pennsylvania congressional election, whore oven the ehraskaites.and the Democratic Anti-Aouras-kaitcs were swept down in ono common wreck. Here is the congressional election in New Voik which they eay w as brought about by Kuow-Noth-ings. Jlr Witto, (interrupting.) Will the gentleman from Virginia allow me to inako a remark which bears upon this part of his speech? .nr. j.ctcher. Lertainly. Mr. Witto. It is this: that there is not one sin lo member from Pennsylvania who will come to this House, in tho next Congress, for the first time as an nnti-iNoliraska man, who ha not been elect ed bv a combination of what there is of the Aboli tion element in our State with Know-Nothingism and nnti-Nebraskuism. Mr. Letcher. I am very much obliged to the gen tlemali f jr his information. M. Witte. I desire that point to be clearly un derstood, because I do not wish tho old Common wealth to be misrepresented, nnd the title "Dem ocracy to be prostituted. I wnnt it to be distinctly who comes hore for the first time in tho next Congress, has obtained his seat by nu unholy coalition between three elements which I have de.ignntcd : Abolitionism what there is of it in the State anti-Nebrnskaiem, ond KnowNothing ism. Mr. Florence. With a sprinkling of Maiuo law ism. Mr. Letcher. I am very much obliged to the gentleman from Pennsylvania. Mr. Witte, for tlio facts be has furnished. Now, sir, let us look at some of the other States. Hero is the State of Ohio, for instance. Will there be a solitary Ne braska ni an from thnt Stato in tho next Congress, because, if 1 understand tho centlcman from Ohio. ,i. n i -ii i .? " i , a .i i i I , , -il'P' U"J ""e nie ago, nc sum mere wouiu nut liA il ieliriiKk!i man Innn llm I Si.ntn in th noil ....... - -- - - - Congioss ? Mr. Campbell. Not one. thank God. Mr. Letcher "jW one, thank God!" Put it down, sir, as the gentlcim.n uttered it. When you come to the State of Indiana, how many do you think are left there to tell the tale? A.ilemler. Inn. Mr. Letcher. Mr. Miller nnd Mr. English are tho ouly two left in. that .State. What brought a iout thi i results there? Was it the samo thing as in tho Nate of Pennsylvania? Was it brought a' out by Know-Nothing influence? Was it the same thing which has brought new members and a a .junior here from the State of Illinois? V as it the same thing which brought so ninny new mem bers hero Iroin the State of It isconsin? And these, I believe, embrace about all the elections, save that of Massachusetts, which have occurred since last fall. A member. Michigan. Another member. New Jersey. Mr. Letcher. Yes, there is Michigan. I had neglected that nnd New Jersey, where tho same result is effected. Here then comes, hut of all, tho State of Massachusetts. She sends an entire new delegation, I believe, with the exception of two. What was the cause of thnt change, sir? Were not the gentlemen who are now hero strong enough in their opposition to Southern Institu tions, and to Soulhenn rights, to secure the reten tion of their position ? Did thev differ in rosDeot to the fugitive slave law, or nn any other question, l mm tno gentlemen who will appear here in the next Congress? Tho onl? difference between them sir, is, I imagine, that those who com here ia th next Oongre, come frh from the p cple, come with nil the fe lings, with nil the nnimosi ties, with nil the prejudices which hate bcon en tendered by this combination in the Stale of Mas sachusetts, nnd thcrc'tre, with A more bitter nnd .determined spirit to accomplish their purpose, cost what it may. The result in Massachusetts is an admitted Know-Nothing triumph, nnd in ninny of the other Stntos 1 am informed that the democratic tiarty was defented by tho power and influence ol this new orgnnisnlion. - I do not charge that the Southern Know-Nothings sympa thize w iui tlio views 01 normern anow-nouiings on slavery. Here the hammer fell. QL)t Sluti-Slaucri) Bugle. SALEM, OltHh MAUCII 17, 1854. Monev, Will those who send us smnll bills, endeavor to send us those on Ohio Banks t The circulation of others is illegal in this State, and we aro subject to a heavy discount, especially on those on Western Banks. Attention to this request will save us much perplexity nnd loss. ANNUAL ANTI-SLAVERY CONVENTION. IN CINCINNATI, OHIO. To be held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the 25th, 26th, and 27th days of April, 1855. Another year, in the middle of the Nineteenth Century, has passed away, and is added to the his tory of tho nation. And the duty of tho faithful historian will re quire him to record, that still, nearly a rixth part of the people remains in the most abject slavery. That still the Slave Power rules paramount in the Policy, in tho Religion, nnd in the Business of the country ; and it constantly grows more oppres sive and exacting ; not only driving colored men and women to unpaid toil, treating them with bar barous cruelly, and robbing them of every right; but forcing men who supnoso they are " free and equal," to be participants in outrages, shameful to a Christian and Republican people such as the Repeal of tho Missouri Compromise, the passage of a Fugitive Slave Act, the plundering of Mexico, the Annexation of Texas, and many similar iniquities. We hope and trust that this is not to be always so : Therefore wc entreat all who adore God, and who love Truth, Justice, nnd Humanity, to come to gether to counsel, nnd to devise peaceful, but effee tunl wnys nnd means for the abolition of this no cursed tyranny. So thnt tho Republic may, in truth, approach much nearer to tho glorious position of a Model Government than it has yet attained, and mankind have cause to rejoice. Let us, then, assemble, and do what in us lies to help arouse the nation from its fatal leth argy. together against the common evil ; and we earnest ly invite the hearty co-operation ot all. Distinguished advoc.itcs of th's groat movement, from various parts of the country, are expected to take part in tho Convention. Honest differences of opinion, ns to the best means of accomplishing tho great object, may exist ; but in this we see no sufficient reason to hinder Anti-Slavery people of every grade, sex, or color, fr.-m acting zealously On bshalf of tho Executive Comniittco of the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society of Cincinnati. C. DONALDSON, Chairman COMMITTEE. Sarali Oti Ernst, Elizal.elh T. Coleman, Henry I). Blackwell, Andrew II. Ernst, Mary Mann, Mary DeGiuw, Julia Jlaruood, John JuUijj'c, frth Foster, Edward lJu wood, Kcsiah Emery, Christian Donaldson. ANTISLAVERY AND PRO-SLAVERY. Our convictions are in harmony with thoso of Gerrit Smith, which wo publish to-day, when he speaks of the inefficiency of the present nnd past political opposition to Slavery. The recognised champions of -flii'-Slavery aro invetcratcly nnd positively Pl-o-Slnvcry in some of their important positions, they mnkc noulo, manly, Anti Slavery (declarations but are almost invariably careful to neutralize them all, by pro-slavery concessions As a sample look at Mr. Oiddings' rcmnrks in a proceeding column. Portions of them will thrill the heart of every reader, ns they commanded the attention of the braggart slaveholders who listened to their delivery. But Mr. Giddings spoiled it nil, demolished tho noblo fabrick of free principles he bad set up. Uo repudiated the higher law and put llie pro-slavery portions of the Constitution in its place and sent Mr. Letcher nnd other slavehold ers to their homes, with such aid nnd comfort, nnd assurance of socurity as would justify them in dismissing nil apprehension and sleeping in com fortable security. Nobly does Mr. Giddings say, "We will repeal the law 1807, authorizing the Const wise slave trade" " The pirnle who hangs at the yard arm on the Coast of Africa, is less guilty in our opinion than tho man who deals in christian slaves iu this city" But then, Mr. Giddings is careful to inter rupt Mr. Letcher to disclbim all purpose to prevent this pirate traffic in christian men and women, provided these christianized human chattels arc tunen to market uy lana ana not uy sea. it these slave mongers drivie their manacled oofilos with nil their accustomed brutality, over land from Nor folk to Savannah or Charleston, it is the prose cution of a constitutional commerce, with which Mr. Giddings, the stalwart champion of freedom which he is, will nut meddle, but n the same tra der ships bis cargo by a coasting vessel, to the same markets, Mr. Giddings indignation bumf like a consuming fire, the constitutional commerce, becomes piracy, and the miscreant trader in hu man souls is worthy of some punishment more ignominious aud terrible than that inflicted upon the pirate who swings at the yard arm. Again on the question of fugitive slaves. Mr, Giddings say "We will not, catch jour slaves, We will not appoint officers for the purpose catching them do not ask us to lay aside our feelings of manhood, our moral principles, our independence, and self-respect to catch them for you." This is all noble so far as it goc. It is anti slavery and anti-slave returning. Had he stop ped here, it would have been well ; slavery would have quailed under the moral pow er of his posi tion. But unfortunately it is accompanied with pledge that neutralize its whole moral power. lie consents to "lay oTSde, his manhood, hi moral principle, hi independence and self-respect" so far a to say "If you can catch your slave when they get iute our northern states do it." N o will live up to our constitutional obligations." "We will restore the fugitive slave law of 1793" and thus far aid you by giving up our whole country for your hunting ground. - , Again look at Mr. Oiddings when tho lone fugi tives earn to him for aid. "Looking the man full in tho face, I said i "Do you believe, sir, that God created you with the soul snd feeling of a jnan That he endowed you with the inalienable right to life, liberty nnd happiness I" . "I do," was liis prompt and earnest reply. "Havt you the man hood to assert and defend those rights?" "I have," said he. "Then do it." That is manly, self-respectful, noble advice, would that Mr. Oid dings reply had stopped thero. But ignobly nnd huinilintingly he adds, " 1 cannot drftnd you. But wns I in your place I would defend my lib erty while I could wield a weapon.', "I do not hositato to tell them that they are men thnt we shall not slop them. We let them know that we can do nothing that they nre left to their own man hood for protection." Whore was Mr. GidJing's manhood when lie made this part of the reply ? Where his liberty to act oct the divine impulses of his nature? All crushcd;nnd smothered it was by his "constitutional obligations," Why could not Mr. Giddings defend the lone, hunted man. The higher law, the laws of humanity, the lnw of God called him to the de fence. The helpless man invoked his aid. But Constitutionnl ibligations nnd the law of '03 for bade it and Mr. Giddings obeyed the latter at the expense of the former. And theso he informs his bearers, are the opin ions of the Anti-Slavery party and tho people of the North. Is this so? Do the people of the North intend to perform their constitutional obli gations in regard to slave rendition, even in the modified, but yet wicked manner in which Mr. Giddings purposes to dolt? We fear that in this pro-slavery position, Mr. Oiddings but too correctly represents them. He has before presented this view of the question and yet not one word of dis sent or rcmon strnnce have we ever heard from the press or from nny individual in regard to it. Mr. Senator Wilson in the Senato has taken about the Mine position, nnd declnred much to the satisfaction of tho slave holders and slave-catchers, that on this subject "Massachusetts, wotdd dis charge her constitutional obligations." And Mr. Benjamin of Louisiana replied as well he mighti That Is a satisfactory answer." Mr. Solltrs too, with 150 human chattels with powers of locomo tion nnd within reach of Mnssnchufetts, con sidered the nnswer satisfactory ns our readers will sco by a reference totbo report of his sayings: "An angel is not to be trusted in a false posi tion," said Dr. Bnily, lately, nnd our lauded anti- slavery men prove themselves to bJ "a little lower than the angels." They are true to their false position of allegiance to a pro-slavery union and submission to an acknowledged by pro-slavery con stitution. They labor valiently for an(i-slavcry,but are always careful to demolish their work by pro- slavery concessions for the suko of the Union. No union with slaveholders for nny purpose, if th us it must be purchased. And we know no oth er price than can buy it. American politicians tho American clergy and the American church have found no other price of anion than this. And all have paid, and still seem willing to pay this price. Anti-slavery politicians and free churches and free church ministers among the rest. Well may Gerrit Smith and others be disheartened with this fact. For it puts far off the day of the slave's deliverance. Gerrit Smith's Letter contains suggestions wor thy of the consideration of nlL abolitionists. His exposure of the short-sighted, short-coming pol icy oi anti-slavery politicians, is clear, and wc wish it might be needed. Its great length com pels us to omit his amplification of some of his po sitions. Cincinnati Convention. We publish today the call of our Cin cinnati friends, for their Annual Convention, to bo held on tbo 25th, 20th and 27th of April next. These Conventions have hitherto been marked by free speech, a generous toleration of the utter ance of different nnd even conflicting opinions They havo been highly useful in keoping alive anti-slavery sentiment in the city and in the circle of its immediate influence, and the coming one we hope will not be behind any of its predocessors, in value nnd interest. - Ohio and Indiana should bo fully represented, and thus give the Convention more than a local interest. It is a Convention, not for nny political or party purposes, but designed to movo and mould the publio sentiment of the country on the subject of slavery. Let tho peoplo show that they appre ciate its importance by a full attendance, and a faithful anti-slavery testimony. Such an assem bly, so testifying, will tell in its influence tin both sides of the Ohio. of a fattt wavered. An Exception. Congress, at it last session. pnssed a bill, designed to secure the health, com fort and accommodation of emigrants, against the cupidity of ship owner and commanders. It provides for a specified amount of room for each passenger, the quality and quantity of provisions, as also for cleanliness, ventilation, and other things noedful to health and comfort. It is one of the few good works of tho Into Congress. But it seems nothing can escape the cursed touch of slavery. This bill even, has a provision (so we sec it stated, we have not seen the bill,) excepting the Ameucan Colonization Society from its restrio tions, in the transportation of Americans out of the country. A provision of special importance to slaveholders and this handmaiden of theirs. It enables them to continue to ship off to Africa their unmanageable slaves and the hated "free niggors" "dug cheap." And so they are comfortably rid of tho nuisance, it makes little difference whether the emigrants are made food for sharks on the voy age, or for the fever after their voyage is ended. If the reports published of the Colonization Soci- are a tythe of them true, the law, instead of ex cepting this Society from its provisions, should have made it the especial subject of its applica tion. 1 he New Postaci Law. Several important changes were made in the postage law at the last session of Congress. All letters are to be prepaid after July, and on such as are sent over 3,000 miles ten cents are charged. For all other letters not ex ceeding a half ounce, three cents will bo charged, and the same lor each additional half ounce. 'After tho first of January next, all letters are to be pre paid with stamps. And postmasters and all others are prohibited from selling stamps or stamped en velopes for any greater sum than that indicated on thoir face. Penalty, a fine of not less than ten dollar or more than five hundred dollar. The franking privilege remains unchanged. Money sent by mail may be registered by the postmaster, but the Department will not be liable for loss of Icttors or their contents, whether registered or not. ' Ctuus M. BuRLciaa.W are filled with sorrow to learn from our correspondent, that Cvrus M. Burleiou's labors aro ended. Thus, one by one, aro the tried and faithful passing away. Who shall fill tho vacant place of our departed friend ? Let us all Imitate his fidelity, which to tb las1 THE RENDITION OF FUGITIVES. Mr. Bnynton, of Essex, Introduced a bill yester day, intended tomecfthe case of fugitives. It wns hastily drawn, and la intended rnthtr ns the basis of a bill than ns n perfect statute. It names offi cers to whom application may be made for warrant to arrest fugitives. The officers nre Justices of Superior Court in New York, Judges of Suprome Court or County Judge and Recorders of cities. Magistrates must adjourn to procure necessary tcstiinonv. nnd nn adjournment mnv admit the fu gitive to bail. The bail conditioned for the appear ance ot tne lugitivo on day ot adjournment, or payment of penalty to clnimant. If the claimant fails to establish his claim, ho forfeits $100 to defendant nnd costs, expenses nnd d.imnges. The bill Rivos fugitives right of trial by jury. Makes it felony to tnke nny itep to arrest or remove a fugitive except as provided in this act. nnd punishable by imprisonment not over ten year and by One not over $500. It makes it misdemean or for any officer of this State to issue warrants ex cept those named. Albany Journal, What docs this mean ? Is tho State of New York nbout to bid defiance to the elnvcholding law of Congress, and return the bondman after her own fashion? This is the movement, as we sup pose of the anti-Nebraska men. They are about to comply with their "constitutional obligations," and give up men, women and children to slavery, if judge and jury say the man who claims them has proved them his. This bill will give the treeinan churned Iy a kidnapper some chance to escape. It places serious obstacles in the way of kianaipers. iut then it surrenders every princi ple of freedom. It concedes to ono man the hor rible right to claim, to seize, to hold nnd convoy away his fellow man as slavo. It with deliberate insult tojustice and liberty, designates courts, ap points judges nnd jurors to call in question the right of nn innocent human being to liberty. It dooms tho man nnd his posterity after him to a life of slavery, for no' other cause than that the guilty man who claims Ii i m now, of court nnd jury, has laimcd and held and robbed him all his life beforo, without the aid of any such formalities of law. What difference is it to the yoor wretch thus doomed whether he meets Ins fate from a State Court, a judgo and jury, or from a Com mis sioner.the creature of a pro-slavery Federal Govern. mentf What difference to humanity, to liberty or tojustice? Ho who does it is infamous and ac cursed, be lie Commissioner or Judge and tie law which he obeys is more than infernal, be it State or National. New York, if she would honor herself and serve liberty, should repudiate this constitutional obli gation, ond sternly refuso ever to question the right of human beings to liberty. Tub Walker Fl'.nd. Arrangements have been made to purchase for Mrs. Walker the property referred to in tho Bugle some w eeks ago. The cost is $725. The money is to be paid and possession given on the first of next month. Those subscri hers who have not yet paid in their subscriptions will see the necessity of forwarding immediately ; and those interested in tho welfare of the bereaved family, who have not yet contributed to the extcut of their ability, will, we trust, remember that an amount between $100 and $200 is yet required to make up the amount, and act accordingly. The friends in Michigan had best forward t. Samuel Hayball, Adrian ; others can forward to James Barnaby or Benjamin Bown, Salem, O. J, THE CINCINNATI BAZAAR. Abolitionists will be pleased and encouraged to lean by the following note from Mrs. Ernst, thnt the friends of tadicul anti-slavery measures in Cincinati are actively and hopefully at work in their preparations for the coming Bazaar : SPRING GRARDEN, March 11th, 1854. Friend Robinson: The friends of disunion here have united as a Bazar Committee and intend hold ing monthly meetings the first Tuesday of every month to prepare for the Bazaar to be held in Oc tober. We have appointed a chairman nnd treas urer and find many more willing to work with, and for us than are quite ready to take the name. Yet, there nre some warm and firm friends even here, who will do nil they can, and many too fall ing off, so that we need patience nnd faith. But all will be well in the end I nm sure. I send n sketch of the principles we unite upon and you can see that there is no mistaking us. "We the undersigned most heartily sympathiz ing with the American and Western Anti-Slavory Societies and wishing to co-operate with them in carrying out their measures for the abolition of American Slavery, agree to unite as the Cincinnati Bazaar Committee for tbo purpose of holding nn annual Bazaar, tho fifth, to be held Oct. 23d, 24th and 25th, 1855, and we earnestly nsk tho aid of all friends of F-eedora to carry out this object." SARAH OTIS ERNST, HARV MANN, MART DE CRAW, REBECCA WATSON, SUSAN W. lirrWARD, HARV CLILD, JANE NICIIOLSON, MRS. COCHRAN, SARAH ANN ERNST, JULIA BAR WOOD, CORNELIA SHOREY. Sovcral of these persons do not live in the city but will send boxes of goods to the Fair nnd many others whose nnmes are not here will help in the city. Were these friends able to do all their hearts prompt there would need no others but we shall find some of whom we do not now know I doubt not : DEATH OF CYRUS M. BURLEIGH. Dear Marics: Since the last Bugle was issued, I have received, from Philadelphia, intelligence of the removal of another faithful worker from the Anti-Slavery vineyard. At Sunny side, in Chester Co., Pa., on the 7th inst., Cyrus M. Burleigh passed to another and higher sphere of existence. He died of consump tion ; and toward the close of his illness suffered much from hemorrhage of the lungs. His age wa 35 years, though were his life measured by the good he has done, he would be counted as a veteran in the hosts of humanity. For many years be la bored as a lecturer in the Anti-Slavery cause, and for a considerable time edited the Pennsylvania Freeman, A few day beforo hi death, a friend bad been reading h.'ro a portion of tho prayer of Jesus, in the 17th chapter of John, and when she ceased, he said faintly and slowly, "What a glorious satisfac tion it must bo to any soul to bo able to say, 'I have finished the work which thou gavest mo to do.' " This satisfaction wa unquestionably his. Though gentle and unassuming a a child, yet he possessed tho stern integrity of truth, and in hi devotion to the Right, ever manifested the self sacrificing spirit of tho martyr. Kindness of heart, nnd the geniality of his disposition pervaded his entireslife. By his works of goodness, by bis la bors of benevolence, by his deeds of righteousness, " be, being dead, yet speaketh," and may we who remain hearken to bis voice, - B. S. J, Nxw Postmaster. Peter II. Boswell, has been appointed Postmaster in Sslen in phc of G. W I Wilson. W WILLIAM WELLS BROWN, an Agent of tho American Anti-Slavery Society, will spend ttie months of March and April la Central and South rn Ohio. The friends of tho Anti-Slavery ctwse in that general region will doubtless give him a cordial reception, and such aid at hit object re quires. With regard to the appointment of meet ings for him, they will please correspond with Mr. J. Dt Or a, Secretary of the Ladles' Anti-Start Circlo, Cincinnati. - From the Liberator. PARKER PILLSBURY IN LIVERPOOL. A Lecture on Slavery in America was delivered by Parker Pillsbnry, in the chapol of tho-LiTef'" pool Domostio Mission Society, on j Wednesday . evening, February 7th, Ror. Francis Bishop in th ohair. , ' , v j ; . ' .) The lecture wai a most able and oloquent expos ition of the essential characteristics of slavery and the sacriligious outrage it everywhere and (t all times inflicts upon human nature. It demor' alizing and corrupting Influence on both Church and State in the American Union were dwelt npom with great force and power, and the ground of th thorough abolitionists in that country clearly ex plained and vindicated as the only true and consis tent position for thoso who regard slavery a a sin to be at once and forever put away. Many parte , i of the lecture were marked by great pathos, and ' most of the audience were at time moved to tear. The attendance was large, and though the lectur "' lasted nearly two hours, it was listened ta with th deepest attention throughout. . , Tho Rer. W. II. Bonner, Baptist Minister, of -Birkenhead, moved a Tote of thanks to Mr. Pill' ' bury, in a brief but cordial speech, in th eours ' ' of which he said that he always gloried iu th , name of Baptist, except in connection with Amer ican slavery ; in that connection h wa compelled ' to feel ashamed of it. lie thanked the lecturer most heartily for hi fidelity, and expressed hi agreement with him as to the worthlessnes of any form of chrpjtianiiy that threw it mantle over so great a wrong and iniquity a slavery. . . . . The Rev. W. II. Channing seconded th motifta. in a hopeful speech. Dark as the present was, h , did not despond. He believed that though Mr. ; Pillsbury, worn down at he wa by incessant la bors in the cause of the slave, might not live to see tho day of comploto emancipation, yet that many , whom he (Mr. P.) had taught and quickened would be permitted to behold tho glorious eonium niation. The vote wa passed with acclamation, and Mr. Pillsbury returned thanks. . BIRKENHEAD. On Monday evening, Feb. 12, Mr. Pillsbury lec tured in the Welsh Baptist Chapel, Birkenhead, -, the Rev. W. II. Bot-ncr in tho chair. Tho chapel was well filled, notwithstanding th ' inclement stato of the weather, and again for near- '. ly two hours Mr. Pillsbury spoke with groat is pressiveness, dwelling more particularly on th Fugitive Slave Law and its detestable enactments, and on the duty of British christian churches ia -relation to their co-religionists in America. Atth ; conclusion of Mr. Pillsbury's lecture, th meeting was briefly addressed by Rev. R. L. Carpenter, Mr Powell, formerly of New York, Rer, Francis Bish op and Mr. I. B. Cooke. WARRINGTON. On Tuesday evening, Feb. 13th, Mr. Pillsbury addressed a crowded and enthusiastic meeting ia the Music Hall nt Warrington, tho Mayor of th Borough occupying the chair. - From the liberator PARKER PILLSBURY IN BRISTOL, ENG. The crowded state of the Liberator's column last week, obliged us to omit a notice of Mr. Pills- 1 bury's recent labors in England. We rejoic to . be able to say that, notwithstanding his labor hav . lately been increased, nnd in spite of tho very try ing weather, his health appears to be decidedly better ; and there is greit hope that it will be ia good measure re-established. A friend abroad sends us the following account of a lecture which ho lately gave at the Bristol Athenaeum, to a Urge -audience : . , , , 1 Mr. P.'s lecture was deeply impressive, and greatly interested his audience, who wore of a very intelligent, thoughtful class. Mr. M. D. Hill, Re corder of Birmingham, took the chair, and intro duced Mr. Pillsbury to tbo audience ia a very touching speech. He described Mr. P.'s fidelity to the appeals of conscience and humanity in leav ing the work of the regular Congregational minis try, ori which he had entered with every prospect of success, in order to proclaim in the ears of hi countrymen the true gospel of practical Christian ity, lie spoke of Mr, P.' subsequent consssra tion of his many talents, his health; and every outward possession, to the great work of awaken ing hie nation to the sin of holding property ia man ; referred to Mr. P.'s ' Church as it is,' from which Mrs. Stowo had drawn extensively in hot Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin,' Ao. Ac. All tho personal considerations were enough to - bspeak sympathy and attention to Mr. P.; but whn th subject on which he wa about to address th meet ing was considered, its magnitude and atrooity eclipsed all beside itself. ''"'' ' Mr. Hill made another speech, full of deep fool ing, at the close of Mr. . P.' lecture ; and Rot. Daniel Cooper, nn Episcopalian clergyman, said a few strong and hearty words. - ' Tho relation of the Ame rican churches to sla very was tho prominent topio in Mr. P.' address but ho swept over a very wide field, carrying every hearer with him ; touched upon tbo political as pects of tho cause, the provisions and workings of tho Fugitive Slavo Law, the international slav trade, the American Board of Foreign Mission,, Ao. Ac. ' A vote of thank wa passed, at th close of the proceedings, to th Bristol and Clifton Anti Slavery Society, for getting up thi lector, and Mr. P. urged his hearers to strengthen th hand of this Society.' , ', Tb following resolution was moved by Mr. K. Thomas, and was carried by acclamation ,? ' Resolved, That this meeting moat cordially thank Mr. Parker Pillsbury for hi eloquent, abl and instructive lecture, and desires, also, to rooord it deep sens of tho noble and untiring seal, en ergy, and ability with which th Amenoan Anti Slavery Society (of which Mr. PilUbury ha long been an able and undaunted member) ha fought the battle of Humanity, against the horribl ys tern of Slavery in th United Stat of America. , W hav aeon a roeont letter front Mr. Pillsbert in which ho speaks of tbo ploasor h ha in read ing tho American Anti-Slavery paper, and of hi regret that ho cannot ommunieat nor froqQMt ly with tbs'tr reader by bis Utter. He MpoeiaDy regret tho interruption (n bw letter t th Bugle. u.