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There lived in a certain neighborhood,
not far distant from hero, a roystering,
rowdy bully, named Jim Wander. Jim
was some in a fight—a kind of pugilistic
Many and bloody were the affairs ho
had in his lifetime, and he invariably
came off first best. Jim not only con
sidered himself invulnerable, but all the
fighting characters in the surrounding
country conceded it was no use fighting
Jim, as he was considered to be a patent
thrashing machine that could not be im
In Jim's neighborhood bad settled
quite a number of Quakers. From some
cause or other, Jim hated the -shad-bel
lies,’ as he called them, with entire heart;
he often declared that to whip one of
these inoffensive people would he the
crowning glory of his life. For years
Jim waitcil for a pretext. One of Jim's
f chums overheard a young Quaker speak
in disparaging terms of him. The re
port soon came to Jim’s cars, not a lit
tle magnified. Jim made desperate
threats what he was going to do with
Nathan, the meek follower of Penn, on
sight, besides the various bruises and
confusions he meant to inflict on Na
than's body. In his chaste language, he
meant to gouge out both his eyes and
chaw off both his ears.
Nathan heard of Jim’s threat, and very
properly kept out of Jim's way, hoping
time would mollify his anger. It seem
ed, however, that this much desired re
sult did not take place. One day Nathan
was out riding, and passing through a
long lane, when about midway be espied
Jim entering the other end. Nathan
might have turned and fled, but his flesh
rebelled at retreating.
* 1 will pursue my way peaceably,’ said
the Quaker, ‘and I hone the better sense
of the man of wrath will not permit
him to molest me, nor allow him to <lo
violence to my person.'
Nathan's cal ulatious as to the lamb
like qualities of his adversary, were
doomed to be disappointed.
• Oh ho !’ thought the bully, as he rec
ognized Nathan. ‘1 have him at last.
I'll make mince-meat of shad-belly. 1
- will salt and pickle him, too 1’
• Wilt thou please to dismount from
thy horse r’ said Jim, seizing the bridle
of Nathan's horse, anil mimicking hi
st) le; ‘my heart yearneth above all
things to give thee the biggest mauling
that ever a man received.’
• Friend James,’ replied Nathan, ‘thou
must not molest me, but let me go my
way in peace. Thy better judgment will
surely tell thee that thou cannot possi
bly be benefitfed by personally injuring
■Get down in a moment!' thundered
Jim; ‘get down, you canting, lying, mis
cliiel'-making hypocrite. I’ll draw you
down if you don't dismount.’
• Friend James, 1 remonstrate against
thy proceeding, and against thy lan
guage,' replied Nathan. ‘My religion
teaches me sincerity. I am neither a li
ar, a mischief-maker, nor a hypocrite.
Iam no coward, but a man of peace. 1
desire to pursue my way quietly; lit me
pass on.'
• Get down," persisted Jim : ‘down
with you; I want you! I want to beat
some of your religion out of you—1
must give you a flogging before I leave
you. I think by the time I am through
with you, you will pass for a tolerably
honest man. I will teach you in a short
lesson the importance of minding your
own business, and the risk you run in
slandering your neighbors.'
‘ 1 will not dismount,' said Nathan:
loosen thv hold from the bridle.'
‘ You won’t, won't you :’ said Jim :
‘then here goes’—and he made a desper
ate plunge to collar the Quaker.
Nathan was on his feet in an instant,
' on the opposite side of the horse.
The Quaker, though of much smaller
proportions than his persecutor, was all
> sinew and muscle, and his well-knit
frame denoted activity and strength.—
His wrath was evidently enkindled.
‘ Friend James,' he implored, ‘thy per
tinacious persistence in persecuting me is
exceedingly annoying : thou must desist,
or peradventure I may so far forget my
self as to do thee some bodily harm.'
‘ By snakes !' said Jim, coming towards
Nathan. ‘1 believe there is tight enough
• in liroadrim to make the affair interest
ing. I wish some of the boys were here
to sec the fun. Now,’ continued Jim,
•friend Nathan, I am going to knock off
the end of your nose.’
Suiting the action to the word, Jim,
after various pugilistic gyrations with
his fist, made a scientific blow ai the na
sal organ of our friend, but Tom Hycr
, could not more scientifically have warded
it off. Jim was evidently disconcerted
at the ill success of his first attempt—he
saw he had undertaken quite as much as
he was likely to accomplish. Jim, how
ever, straightened himself out, and ap
proached Nathan more cautiously. The
contest begun again. Nathan stood his
ground firmly, and skillfully warded off
Ith blows Jim aimed at him.
‘Friend James,' said Nathan, in the
heat of the contest, ‘this is mere child's
play. It grieves me into resistance, but
I must defend myself from bodily harm.
I see there is but one way of bringing
this scandalous affair to a close; and
this is by conquering thee ; in order to
do this, friend James, I will inflict a ;
heavy blow between thy eyes, which will
prostrate thee.'
Following out this suggestion, Nathan
struck Jim a tremendous blow on the
forehead, that brought him senseless to
the ground.
‘ Now,' said Nathan, ‘I will teach thee
a lesson and I hope it will be a wholesome
lesson too. T will seat myselfa-straudle
thy breast—I will [dace my knees upon
thy arms, thus, so thou cannot injure
me when thou returnest to consciousness.
I hope I may be the humble instrument,
of taming thy fierce and warlike nature, I
and making a better and peaceable man
of thee.’
As the Quaker concluded, Jim began!
to show some signs of returning life, j
The first impulse of Jim, when he fairly j
saw his position, was to turn Nathan off.
| He struggled desperately, hut lie was in
a vice—his efforts were unavailing.
I ‘Friend, thou must keep still until 1
am done with thee,’saiu Nathan. ‘I be
lieve I am an humble instrument in the
hands of Providence to chastise thee,
and I trust when I am done with tli re,
thou wilt be a chanced man. Friend,
James, (lost thou not repent attacking'
me V
‘ No,' said Jim, with an oath ; ‘let me]
up, and I’ll show you.’
4 I will not let thee up, thou impious *
wretch,’replied Nathan. 4I)arrst thou j (
profane the name of thy Maker : I will
cheek thy respiration for a moment.’
Nathan, as g »od as his word, clutched '
Jim by the throat. He compressed his .
grip—a gurgling sound could he heard—
Jim’s face became distorted—a tremor ;
ran through his frame. lie w.is evident
ly undergoing a process of strangulation, j
The Quaker relaxed his hold, hut not 1
until the choking process had sufficient
ly, as he thought, t un d the perverse ]
Spirit of Jim It took womo m »mont ’ ^
for Jim to inhale sufficient air to address j
the Quaker.
* I knock under,* said Jim ; -enough ! .
let me up.’
‘Nav, thou hast no4 half enough,’ re
pli. d Nathan, Thou art undergoing a 1
process of moral puriti - ition, and thou j1
must be contented to remain where thou (
li. >t, until 1 am done with thee. Tliou 1
hast profaned the name of thy Maker: 1
confess, dost thou rep ait of thy wick
edness ?’
‘ No, hanged if I do,’ growled Jim* 1
4 Thou perverse man,’ replied the,
Quaker; ‘must I use compulsor, means: ’
I will compress thy windpipe again, un
less thou give me an answer in th • affir
mative—say, quick, art thou sorry r*
• No—I—I—y-c-s shrieked Jim, in a
gurgling tone, as the Quaker tightened'
his grip, yes. I am sorry.’
•Is thy sorrow Godly sorrow V in
quired N tilian.
Jim rather demurred giving an atlirma- 1
tive answer to this question, hut a gentle '
squeeze admonished him that he had bet- ,1
ter yield.
‘Yes,’ replied Jim, ‘my sorrow is a '
Godly sorrow.’
‘ A Godly sorrow leadeth tc repent- '
anee,’ replied Nathan : ‘we are progress- 1
ing finely. Thou said hut just slow that
l was a canting, lying, cowardly mischief
making hypocrite. Thou wronged me
in asserting these tilings, and slandered I
mv iicrsuasion. Dost thou reeal those:'
■ ,• ! i
‘ Yes,’ replied Jim, Ido; now let mej
s°-’ ! j
• 1 am not done with thee yet,' said '
Nathan. ‘Thou hast been a disturber of, '
the peace of this neighborhood time out
of mind—thy hand has been raised
against every man—thou art a brawler. '
Wilt thou promise me that in future
thou wilt lead a more peaceful life—that
thou wilt love thy neighbor as thyself:
‘ Yes,’answered Jim. hesitatingly,‘all '■
but the Quakers.'
‘Thou must make no exception, re- i
plied Nathan ; 1 I insist oil an affirmative i
‘ I will not say yes to that ! I will die 1
first,’ said Jim. 1
A struggle now ensued between the •
two, but Jim had his match.
‘ Thou must yield, James ; I insist on I
jit,’ said Nathan, and he grasped Jim by 1
the throat.
‘I will choke tliee into submission ; <
thou must answer affirmatively; say 1
after me, I promise to love my neighbor i
)3 myself, including the Quakers' |i
‘I won’t promise that, I'll be cursed if! I
[ do,’ replied Jim. 1
‘I'll check thy respiration if thou don't, i
IY'ilt thou yield :’ 1
‘ No, 1 won’t, I’ll be blasted if I do,’ ]
inswered Jim. !
‘ Thee had better give in; 111 choke
lice again if thee does not ; see, my i
jrip tightens,’ replied Nathan. c
And Nathan did compress his grip,
and the choking process again went on. ! i
Jim’s face at first became distorted, then :
pale, and his eyes protruded from their
sockets like a dying man’s Nathan i
■(impressed his grip until Jim Is tame
mtircly passive ami relaxed his hold.— i
lie was slow in recovering his senses; i
vhen lie did, he begged Nathan for mer- j i
•y's sake to lelease him. 1 1
‘When thee will make the promise I l
■xaet from thee, I will release thee, but ;
ao sooner,' replied Nathan. 1
Jim saw that he was powerless, and \
hat tlie Quaker was resolute. He felt e
t was no use to persist in his stubbor- \s
less. j (
*1 will give in; I’ll promise to lovejl:
ny neighbor as myself,* lie replied. j (
‘Including the (Quakers/ insinuated,
S’athrm. | 1:
•Yes,* replied Jim, ‘including the Qua-1 1
vers.’ | s
‘Thou mayest arise, then, friend Janies.! l
’ trust the lesson thou hast learned to-J
lav win make a more peaceable citizen
it'thee, and I hope a better man,’ an- ,
wered Nathan. |,
Poor Jim was entirely humbled; be (
eft the field with his spirits complet !y J,s
■owed. Xot long aftci this occuiancc; ! J
he stuv hceame bruited about. Jim,
iuoii after left the scene of his many tri- 1
imphs, and his late disastrous defeat, : J
md emigrated to the West. The last I j a
ieud of him he was preparing to make!*'
mother move. Being pressed for his !'
ea ams why he again emigrated still, 1
iirtln r West, he said a colony of Qua- j ^
.ers were about moving into his neigh-' 1'
. . K
lorhood. He was under obligations to
ov< them, but he was of the opinion that J1
llsiancc wmiM lead strength to the .u- 1
if ' ! h
__ j ft
From the Independent,1 !(
ns ow.v Wn i..—Political heats are apt ()
o hateli out falsehoods, as tropical heats ()
lo venomous insects But Christian p
nen should bo* especially careful that ;l
hty do not countenance or propagate L(
uch falsehood I L.
At this time many newspapers leek- p
essly charge Col. Fremont with being a v
Ionian Catholic. Though it has been ^
mthoritatively contradicte d it still con- (>
inues to be asserted, and in very positive w
md impudent forms. i u
We have taken pains to inform our- d
elves in this matter, and now state to p
he Christian public the simple truth, (
hat good men, at least, may cease to c
>car false witness. i ,r
! n
C'ol, Fremont was blessed with a moth- n
•r of devoted piety. She was a member b
if the Episcopal Church, St. Philip’s . t.
i'barli.ston, S. ami reared her son i:i, li
icr own faith. Indeed, until he was I
ourtcon, Col. Fremont was educated in
he hope and expectation that he would
iccome an Episcopal minister- .Vt six- i
con, he was confirmed in the Episcopal a
,'hurch, and has, ever since, when with- a
n reach oftho church, been an attendant [
nil communicant. And since his tom- s,
lorary sojourn in New York, he has
>cen an attendant at l>r. Anthon’s church [
mtd recently ; and now he worships at J
trace Church. Mrs. l-'remont was rear-! n
d strictly in the Presbyterian Church.!,,
nd united with the Episcopal Church, j
ipon her marriage with Col. Fremont. w
[’heir children have been baptized in the j a
Episcopal Church, It is said that a \
laughter lias been sent t.) a Catholic in- | p
titution for education. Sc far from it, ],
lie has never been sent away from home q
t all, but has been educated by her own s
nothcr. v
It is well known that Mrs. Fremont t
s the daughter of Col. llenton, and that, q
t the time, her father was opposed to her p
narriage. Col. l-'remont personally so- t]
icited several Protestant clergyman to q
id-form the niarraigc ceremony, hut on ti
iccount of Col. Benton's opposition to it .,
hey wore unwilling to do it. A female ,]
rieiul, in this exigency, said that she ri
ould find a clergyman who would aid p
vithout fear, and brought in a Catholic q
lergyman who married them. Like a si
rue lover and gallant man. Fremont I
aid that he did caro who did it, so that si
t was done quick and strong. Had we I
icon in Col. l- remont’s place wo would I
nave been married, if it had required i
is to walk through a row of priests and 1
•isliops as long as from Washington to s
tome, winding up with the Pope him- t
elf. t
Is it not ludicrous to see a class of eit- j
zens so terribly frightened at the spread 1
if Catholicism, and dreading the evils
>f Papacy above all things, seizing a t
piict Protestant gentleman, and insist- t
ng upon it that he shall be a Catholic r i'
11 rain he strugglesand protests ; Catho-J '
ic ho shall be, whether ho will or not! 1
Jut, gentlemen, I do not believe in the *
loctrines; I was reared by a Protestant *
nothcr. in a Protestant church ; I have 1
narried a Protestant wife ; my children
lave had Protestant baptism ; we and '
hey attend Protestant worliip. and we 1
re both by education and conviction, ^
’rotestants. You must excuse us, that I
•e cannot be Catholics.” The eagerj'
cntlemen will not be baffled . “Youi"
1 all be Catholics; we will have you'
’atholics ; all that you say may be true c
ut in some mysterious manner ; you arc
atholics, and we will have it so !’’
Poor Col. Fremont* We do not sec e
ow he will get over it 1 These terrible "
’rotestants of the Express arc out with "
word and pen, determined that lie shall c
e a Catholic!—Henry Ward Beecher. c
Kansas Outrages
Tin: mi'rderkd Kansas Indian °
k <; i:nt.—The murder of Win. Gay, late ,l
f .Michigan, and, at the time of his as- ^
assinution, Indian Agent for Kansas
Yrritory, now the facts arc becoming
nown, is creating a profound sensation p
1 the State of Michigan. The Detroit Sl
)aily Advertiser publishes a detailed p
[•count of his death, furnished hv a p
iwnsman of Gay. From this it ap- p
cars that tlie statements which have rep- ;l
jsented Gay as a pro-slavery man have .,
one him signal injustice. It now ap- p
ears that he was infavor of freedom for p
ansas, and that lie owed his death to s
is manly avowal of his preferences.— c]
Wo I'otrolt j/.tjjcr. In publishing the ^
tier of its correspondent, which may be p
mild below, adds its own indignant t]
nnmentaries, from which we extract the p
dlowing :— C(
Tin: Mi kdi:r or Gay.—The blood H
I Michigan cried out to us from the soil h
f Kansas. His death will arouse a p
•cling throughout the State, which b
nongall good m n and true, will bow p
> no political authority, will acknowl- c;
lge no party lines, and which will not d
dw down at the bidding of Pharisees: p
ho cry peace, peace, when there is no! w
cucc. I Iis death presents the very germ i
!’ the principle of free speech, for which j b
i contend, and for which Gay yielded jp
p bis life. With the cocked pistol of' u
rudian of slavery at his temple, be h
inked steadily iuto% the eye of the tl
baric-ton assassin, and steadily answer- j
l to this question—‘*1 am from Micbi-! p
in—1 mu lrom a free State —the ham- a
ter fell, the bullet sped, and Gay fcihjei
efure the face of his son. '1 hat inmior- b
il soul went before its God to testify to ‘a’
eedom, the choicest earthly gift of that j,
od. n
ilir.i.siuLK, July 2, 18.1G.
I'.DiTon Advertiser—Dear Sir:— n
resuming you are anxious to publish c
ithcntic intelligence in regard to the o
isassination of William Gay, Ksq., late tl
idian Agent in Kansas, 1 propose to k
nd you a statement for publication.
Mr. James IV. Gay, a son of the late 0
idian Agent, lias just returned to Kills- I!
ile with his family and his widowed R
other, and from him 1 have the partic- a!
Ians of his father's death. "'
The father and son, on the 14 th of June
ere returning home after a few days
iscnee of official business—they left st
'estport at 3 o'clock 1’. M.. and had a
roceeded homeward about one and a 11
ill' miles, when three men mounted on tl
arsis passed them. They proceeded a *■
lort distance when they halted, and m
iteil the father and son to drink with M
lcm. The son declined, but the father al
rank. Two of the riders were of Hu
rd's Company of South Carolinians, al
ie other was a fiendish looking person V1
om Westport. They were armed to
ie teeth. Neither of the Gays were c(
•mod. One of the ruffians then asked I’
ie elder Gay where he was from. He P
plied, 1 am from Michigan. Ho then c(
aced a pistol at Gay’s breast, and on- st
aired, are you in favor af making Kau
is a Free State. Gay replied, I am.— vi
'o then discharged his pistol, atul a it
were scuffle ensued. The three Iluf- q
Ians discharged their pistols sevcrcal
imes at Gay—finally a ball took effect
n the back part of his head, which Idl
ed him instantly. The young man was
hot at about fifteen times ; one ball
ook effects of which he is now suffering
overly. He was pursued with terrible
crtmacy, and that he escaped with his
ife is miraculous.
The report that was first published,
hat Gay was killed by the Indians, is ut
eri y false. His deportment ns agent
>as very acceptable to the Indians.—
’crfcct harmony existed between him
nd them. He was murdered solely
ccause he was opposed to slavery, and
iarlessly and honestly expressed his opiu
Our citizens done all that heartfelt
ympithy could do towards alleviating
lie afflictions of the heart-stricken f.mii
The idea that another citizen of Kansas j
as boon shot because he loved freedom!
n 1 hated slavery, has aroused feelings of'
idignution which will nofsoon be quiet-1
.1. |
Civil war reigns in Kansas, and is a I
„ i
’gitimatc consequence of squatter sov-,
r?ignty. Would to God that we had I
President of sufficient patriotism to!
se his constitutional powers to avert;
vil war, and prevent and punish indis-!
iminatc bloodshed.
If ie fn Ko lin«n,l flint tlii’a !
tssination and murder of a Government'
flicial will arouse this administration to
partial, if notan entire sense of its
ut v.
The Platform, not Buchanan.
A leading and favorite argument, of j
le pro-slavery party, north, used to
>othc the wrath of the rank and fil of,
io party, and to induce them still to ad- j
Te to the organization, is that all th |
ouhle has ariseu from the remissuess
id weakness of President Pierce. They
firm that he has violated the princi
^cs litld by the democratic party, and
int the wrongs done the citizens of Kan
s will cease on the advent of Mr. 15u
lanan to the Presidential office. This
an illusion. The policy of General
iercc lias been distinctly endorsed,
ul the leading idea of his alininis
ation, slavery propagr ndism, has he
me a principal pillar of the platform,
e was thrown over, because lie had by
s treasonable abandonment of just |
•inciplcs, and his duty to the country, j
come perfectly obnoxious by sectional:
>1 icy to the mases. But that this poli-1
• is fully sustained, and is the t est of j
■niocracy, and that Buchanan is fully j
edged to carry out these principles, j
ill be seen by the following extracts.
Douglas, the god-father of the Al
aska bill, after the adoption of the
atform, and there had been so many
lsucccssful ballots, as to plainly show
4 case to he hopeless, telegraphed to
ic convention as follows :
Washington, June .5—0 A. M. 1
ive just read so much of the platform
relates to the Nebraska Dill and slav- j
y question. The adoption of that n >
e resolution by the unanimous vote of j
1 the States, accomplishes all the oh-1
cts I had in vie v in permitting my .
un 1 to be used before tlie convention.!
After the news of the nomination!
ached Washington, a procession of I in- j
email's friends was formed which march
1 to the White House, and called out;
ia President. Pierce in the course olj
s remarks spoke as follows :
“It is cheering to know that the action
the late convention places the stntes
cn and patriots, who are to lead us
i\v, upon a platform identical, in scope
id spirit, with that which I accepted
ith full conviction of my judgment and
itli every sentiment of my heart, and
at they are to occupy it with the
andard lowered never an inch, so far
the strict construction of the constitu
en anil the vindication of the constitu
jnal rights of every portion of the
liion are concerned.” Thus distinctly
i the champions of the slave power as
rt that their hopes have not been dis
Douglas says, “that noble resolution
complisbes ail the objects 1 liad in
Pierce says, “The action of the late
nvention places the Statesmen and
itriots, who are to lead us now, upon a
att'orm identical with that which I ac
pted, and they are to occupy it, with
andard lowered never an inch.”
A platform so fully representing the
ews of the present administration and
s advisers, must as a necessary consc
ience, ensure the continuance of its
present line of policy. Even Mr. Bu
chanan himself acknowledges this will
be the case. In his address to the Key
stone Club he used the folio wing lan
guage :—
“Gentlemen, two weeks since I should '
have made you a longer speech but
now I have been placed upon a platform '
®f which I most heartily approve and 1
that can speak for mo. Being the repre
sentative of the great democratic party,
and not simply James Buchanan, I must '
square my conduct according to the plat- '
form of that party, and insert no now |
plank nor take one from it.”
Thus is this bold attempt to again
swindle the honest, freedom-loving vot
ers of the North to how down before
this Moloch of slavery, made with un
blushing effrontery. No sane man, who '
has a mind to think, will be drawn into
the trap. Buchanan is the tool of the
slave power, and will if elected prove
himself as supple as Pierce, or Douglas.
. r
In the absence of any plank in their ^
platform, harmonizing with the deep
seated convictions of the people of the
North, the pro-slavery party invariably °
resort to deception. They represent ^
their candidates as occupying ground
satisfactory to them,' while they will be .
found to be secretly pledged to the slave ^
power. [Oxf. Democrat.
/lit following prcamole and rosoiu-j*
tions, were unanimously adopted by the l(
East Maine Conference of the Metho
dist Episcopal Chinch, during the sess- l'
ion at 1 hick sport, last week.
Whereas the wicked system of Amcri- 1
can Slavery has, within a few years past,
assumed an alarmingly aggressive atti- c'
tiule, and its advocates, in Congress and
elsewhere, have denic l the supremacy of *
the Divine Daw foibiding the free dis- 1
missions of vital moral questions by :tLc ^
pulpit—heaped insult upon clergymen 1
who, exercising the common rights of
Am rican citizens and in accordance with 1
ih • responsible duties of their sacred 1
office, remonstrated ag'ind a national
ict • j: perfidy vliieh would jus; ly invoke
the wrath of Heaven—trample 1 down
most sacred national comparts—and, al- <.
ea ly, in the character of the stealthy t
issasha and the heartless highwayman,
st-.dned the lloor of the Senate with the {
ilood of one of freedom’s best champi- h
ms, and crimsoned the soil of Kansas*, j(
ong .’.nee consecrated to eternal free- s
lo;n, with the bloo l of cl*, il, harmless,
aw-an 1-order-abiding citizens, there- ,
U s la'il. That the posit on assumed
.x the system and advocates of American ^
■haven y is antagonistical to the religious
fights and privileges of American citi
ams. - a
Ii':;.i!rtd, that we look with mingled
feeling' of hopes and fears upon the mo- (
menton* struggle now going on in these
Ihiited States, between virtue and vice, t
light and wrong Freedom and Slavery. | ,
II ■ <lilrc). That the bold, daring, L
hreatoning attitude of slavery, and the I,
lesperait', ruiuicss, tyrannical means i
ulopted by its advocates for its extension.' (
force the conviction upon any judgments
that the real object sought is the univer- j
ml providence of this “Sum of all villa- i
aies,'' throughout this Republic. j
ll' :o!rrl, That the administration of c
government, during several years past, g
gives sad evidence of having boon con- p
trolled by the slave power in the nation j;
and of a determination to promote the in
terests and wishes of slave holders even Sl
to the dissolution of the Union. c
Ihso!v ’ /, That all wishing to transmit r
to their children and the future genera- f
tions, the civil and religious privileges (1
conferred upon us by our father-..unblcm- d
ished in beauty an,l unditninished in ex- t;
tent, should use all proper and lawful t;
means to prevent the further extension t
■jf slavery upon Araniean soil, and for t
the extirpation of the “great evil of t
slavery” from Church and State. b
two pounds of fine largo' strawberries a dd
two pounds of powdered sugar, and put
them in a preserving-kettle, over a slow j
ire, tiil the sugar is melted, then boil
them precisely twenty minutes, as fast as *
possible; have ready a number of small
jars, and put the fruit in boiling hot.
Cork and seal the jars immediately, and
keep them through the summer, in a cold
Iry cellar. The jars must be heated be- f <
fore the hot fruit is poured in, otherwise “
they will break.
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Calamity never leaves us where it p
finds us. It either softens or hardens a
the heart. |ir
Resolution! for Freedom and Free
Tho Maine Baptist Convention which
recently held its session at Kockland,
week before last passed the following res
olutions unanimously :
Resolved, That we, Baptist Christians
in Maine, assembled inConvontion, take
occasion again to pronounce our unquuli
5cd judgment upon American slavery,
is evil in its character and its fruits, con
trary to Christian righteousness and hu
ii,in welfare, a harm and a shame to our
I'lristianity and our civilization.
Resolved, That in its enlarging and im
icrious aggressions, not upon the race
inly which it enslaves, but upon the Tcr
itory, the Constitution, the Liberties of
lie Republic, its disturbing influence in
dl our public affairs, civil and religious
ve see new and clearer developments of
tsevil nature, growing worse continually
s well as new and stronger reasons for
11 righteous and effectual resistance to
Resolved, That while we pity the
lave, and in the name of Christ and hu
aanity maintain his right to bo free, we
oust also keep our own freedom inviolate
t ail hazards ; and, regarding the attack
atcly made upon an American Senator
s no more a personal outrage upon him
ban a violence upon free speech and
uaranteed rights, as well as an exhibi
ion oftho essentially barbarous and des
otie spirit of slavery itself, we here and
ow, as Baptists who hold Liberty as a
eligious right; as Americans, who have
eceivod it as a blood-bought heritage ;
s men claiming it for all mankind—sor
ewfully and yet sternly resent and con
emn this net,
Resolved, That in tho struggle now
oing on upon our Western Frontier so
ir as the issue is between Slavery and
rcedoin, we have no question whore our
empathies should be; and whilo we
eprccat.- the armed violence of the con
lct, we fuel it to be our duty to encour
te and help those who seek to exclude
lumanjBondago from that land once and
Resolved, That we believe the Pulpit
required to give greater prominence to
ns great wrong, so far as it has relations
> Christ's Truth and obstructs Christ’s
hngdoni ; hut we more especially ami
rrnestly would call upon our Christian
rethven and join with them in looking
) the righteous Lord on High, who is
le strength and confidence of His pco
le, praying that he would bring out of
msc dark and troubled events, not only
'cace but the Deliverance of the llontl
rm, the establishment of Justice, the
rogress of His Kingdom, and the Glory
f Mis Xame.
[r’r.tni theNew York Tribune*J
Putting the population of the United
tales nt the very moderate figure of
vrnty-fivc millions, we have the fact
taring us in the face, that the policy
ic legislation, the destiny of twenty-five
bilious of human beings is now control
! an l virtually governed by less than
xty thousand men ! Sixty thousand
ten govern, to all intents and purposes
itli absolute sway, at this moment,
Benty-J'uur millions nine hundred and
irlij thousands souls ! And we are
leasanty told in Fourth of July orations
nd negro-catching sermons that this is
tnobc! Republic ! And now cncour
ged by their success in time past, and
'eing the constant necessity of strengtli
ning themselves in time to come, our
xty thousand lords demand fresh ma
nual guaranties of their power over us.
* i... ,....** ... -- -1
:ivc forced their way across barriers
used by their fathers and ours into for
tunes consecrated for three score and
■n years to Freedom. The sixty thous
rul demand absolute equality of rights
lore with the twenty-five millions nine
undrod and forty-thousand ! And this
icrcc and Douglas and Buchanan call
jualitv under the Constitution, and
mud Democratic doctrine. Let the
coploofthe Free States understand that
precisely the question which they have
ot to meet. Taken out of its gilded
ireophagus and stripped of its perfumed
uements, the black, loathsome, ugly
sdity they must confront is, whether
ley will submit to have their laws
rafted and adjudged upon, their Prosi
ents appointed, their Domestic Interests
Tupvred with, their Foreign Policy dic
itcd, their War and Peace made with
lem, tlieir National honor tarnished,%nd
leir historical tradition belied, by
:is insignificant fraction of their mini
n'—not discernible by the naked eye in
ic Assembled Nation ? Will the grow
ig millions suffer themselves to he for
mer driven with cart-whips along the
ith way of their history by the d win
ing thousands ?
“Rise like lions after slumber,
1 In unvanquishablc number:
Shake your chains to earth, liko dew,
Which in sioep had fallen on you ;
Ye are many they are few !"
If the people of the Free States love
i bo slaves, they can remain submissive
i in time gone by. But if not, they can
piclch this odious Slave Power and
nancipato themselves forever from its
ditical control with advancing footstep,
i a giant crushes with his heel a venc
ous reptile that crosses him in his way.

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