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-76 -76 POETRY. Ol WULUIC ftTTT-T- ftTTT-T- ftTTT-T- ftTTT-T- EUkVEUVS OUUSS '" ' MOVE ? ' ' - r ; 01 when shall Slavery's cam removs, . . . And Freedom's songs be sung , ..,vr .. And the broad banner that ws love, ' Be o'er ths captive thrown r ; When shaft tha poor slave-mother slave-mother slave-mother fold : Iler Infant to her breast ? . . Nor white men, for the lore of gold, . ., ..- ..- Ita lumbers dare molest 1 . Bend, rend the ohaina that cling to nut -t -t To Afries exiled aona; ' O, realm, beloved, in mercy haste, ... To save the ruined ones ! - Then, native land, tby light shall be . ' As evening's silver sUr ; . . And million ahall thy glory see, . ' And hail thee from afar ! HE- HE- UNCLE TOWS OHAVE. Beyond the boundaries of the plantation, George had noticed a dry, sandy knoll, shaded by a few trees j there they made the grate. Uncle Tom's Cabin, VoLIL. p, 283. ! ; i i Wares the pine-tree pine-tree pine-tree o'er the grave Of the faithful martyred slave, r But he d veils his Lord beside, Saved, and blest, and glorified. Stately monument may tell . ' Where of kings the ashes dwell ; - Sat for thee there needs no sign, " Marble shaft or breathing line. Well He knows thy resting place, Who to thee revealed his grace; Christ shall raise thy sleeping dust. He will own thee with the just. - Heir of grief and child of thrall, Shortly thou shalt hear his call, w Robes of glory wait for tbee. Sweet thy heaTenly rest shall be. -'Grieve -'Grieve not o'er the martyr's bed, .Not for him should tears be shed ; - ; r Weep, for those who wear the chain, i Bat for him thy tears are rain 1 ' ' 1 For the Liberator. CLAIM OF THE SLAVE. ; Tjlcth. SELECTIONS. ' ' From the Tfe Tork Tribune. I THE SOUTHERN . CONVENTION. The Southern Convention, assembled at Charleston, Charleston, has at length adjourned. We had a reporter ! present during ita mwiodi. who diligently forward-' forward-' forward-' ed an account of everything said and done, including including the debate with regard to his own exclusion an the reporter of the Tribune, but we hare not found substance enough in the proceedings to make them worth inserting in our columns, except as they were indicated by the brief telegraphic dispatches we haro published from day to day. But now that the comedy is over, it really seems no more than K roper that we should pay a littlo attention to a inly which honored us so much, constituted as it was of so largo an array of gentlemen of distin- distin- .. . ..... " . .1 1 guistiea aoility ana eminent worm, ana aaorneu it was by all the ' genial hospitality ' for which Charleston is so justly famous. In sa doing, we desire to speak with the gravity and punctilio befitting befitting the solemn assemblage of the chosen representatives representatives of a dozen sovereign States. But. this, wo are sorry to nay, is no trifling task. Really it is hard to discuss with seriousness the proceedings of a body of speech-makers speech-makers speech-makers which gave so littlo evidence evidence of 8eriouoness iu itself, as our readers may judge by recalling the propositions harangued upon. upon. Of these, the following were among the more important : 1. To exclude the reporter of the Tribune, Tribune, because we upeak plainly what all northern men think in their hearts, and endeavor to teach the South its duty and interest, not only as touching touching these frequent epileptic fits of aimless and useless useless ' Conventions, but also as regards the great curse of Slavery ; 2. To build a railroad to the Pacific by special southern combination as though the railroad could be helped forward an hour by all the palaver of the score of declaimers of the Convention Convention ; 3. To trade directly from the South with Europe as though such direct 'trade-were 'trade-were 'trade-were not wanting simply because capital is wanting, and capital and slavery cannot go together in sufficient quantities to build up commercial cities New Orleans Orleans forming no exception, being simply an outlet for the great free western valley ; 4. To print their own books and make their own tools and machinery when Arts cannot flourish with Slavery, and inventive inventive genius sickens and dies amid Chivalry. so that whether it be a Fitch, Evans, Fulton, Whitney, Whitney, or Blanchard, the inventor must come from the North the South meanwhile having the monopoly monopoly of great men, that is, politicians with ex-, ex-, ex-, orhitant influence, growing out of the existence of an ignorant white population ; 5. To open up a trade with the region of the Amazon, a river which ! flows parallel with the Equator, and whose banks are nearer like Danto's Inferno than anything else we know of, except that they are less populous hot, pestilential, serpent-haunted, serpent-haunted, serpent-haunted, insect-infested, insect-infested, insect-infested, death-dealing, death-dealing, death-dealing, nasty, and ridiculous to think of tics, and with as mach self-approbation self-approbation self-approbation as be could have evinced, had none of his ancestors ever awal Iowd poorid Jonah ! " f The success of tha Slaw Bower in the House, in the way of brow-beating brow-beating brow-beating and bullying, has thus far been shockingly meagre, and confidence in its efficiency efficiency ii decidedly weak. Richardson is even bland ; Clingman spouts his diminutive nothing nothing in inoffensive though supercilious accents; Keith, who fights against nature to make a ferocious ferocious fellow of himself, fails of late to be very ac-crimonious ac-crimonious ac-crimonious theJ truly gentlemanly Orr is even amiable to abolitionists, as to all others ; and that fearful Southern pro-slavery pro-slavery pro-slavery Hotspur, Mr. McDonald, McDonald, of Maine, seems, in the magnanimity of his soul, to forgive a few scores of bis fellow-members fellow-members fellow-members for their unintentional crime of being Yankees, and for the almost as unavoidable offence of refusing to prostrate themselves at the feet of every Southern I slaveholder, or of the President,' who is the tool and parasite ot the slaveocracy, that will no more requite his servility with votes for a re-election re-election re-election than they will more for. a restoration of the other Northern man with Southern principles, who is now visiting cotton plantations to witness the heart- heart- moving spectacle of an old negro with a copy of Robinson Crusoe in his hand ! - The speech of Mr. Gerrit Smith, recently delivered delivered on the Nebraska question, has appeared in the Daily National Era, making seventeen columns in small type. Of course, all this was not uttered in an hour. , 3Ir. Smith professes to have elaborated elaborated his thoughts. I shall read his speech before my lamp goes out to-night: to-night: to-night: But I heard it spoken in brief, and that -was -was a happy privilege. ' I have never seen a man wnose presence is more im pressive; dignity without austerity;, intelligence and genius without the seeming, consciousness of either; benevolence and courtesy, upon which no shadow ever seems to lau, ana a courage so con stant and unfailing that it never otjrfs the fuel of intolerance or anger to sustain it.- it.- These qualities are among the attributes of Gerrit Smith. I do not know bis age, but would guess at fifty-four fifty-four fifty-four or six. His bill and well-developed well-developed well-developed form is quite erect, his features are all prominent, and tinged with a healthful, ruddy glow, and his dark penetrating penetrating eyes give assurance that it is possible for him at least to be wise as a serpent, though harm less as a dove. His smile, his manner, and his every gesture are all as natural and gentle as are ever mam tested ny a Doy ot twelve, let, when he speaks, none are inattentive to him.' No man can prove regardless of the deep, rich, and thrilling thrilling tones of his voice. No man can for a moment fail to appreciate the thoughts he utters, in language language all simplicity and dignity. Many smile at, and some deride the ' ultraism' of the sentiments he utters ; but these very men are among the foremost foremost to acknowledge the greatness of his intellectual intellectual and moral nature, liis ' ultraism, however, is a matter of opinion among men. The speech to which I have allude a contains by no means inapt specimens of this quality. Will not the readers necessity alarmed expediency may take notice 'of him. and all base men, and things that wear the form of men, join to do Jiim the empty honor of "their applause ; but there is a Future, and no man has more reason to quake at heart, and dread the searching judgment of that incorruptible tribunal, where humanity may fearlessly assert ber outraged outraged claims, and demand gibbets for the blackened blackened fame of every knave who was cruel to the Human Human Cause, than John Mitchel. Commonwealth. AN. TT?TPTTBTTTRNT TTTAT FAILED. . They hung a man in Pittsburgh last month, under under the mistaken notion that the State could stop people killing each other by killing one itself. The experiment proved a dead failure, as we could bare told them it would before they tried. The subject of the experiment was a hard drinker, who. beinz drunk, got into a fight last year in behalf of a friend, and killed a man with very little idea of what he was doing. So they bad him arrested, tried, "convicted, sentenced, reprieved, exhorted, prayed for, and finally bung. The Dispatch gives the lolloping account oi tne sequel : Our people are now pretty thoroughly convinced that hanging a man will neither prevent grog shops sellimr Honor to madden others, young -men -men from drinking it, nor drunken ruffians from cutting the throats of their fellow-men. fellow-men. fellow-men. , On Friday, 24th ult., David Jewell was hanged for murder and before two weeks had elapsed, our columns recorded no less than seven persons stabbed. one of them since dead, and another inortally in jured! In Birmingham, one man was killed, and two others cut, on the very night of Jewell's exe cution ; in the same borough, Officer Smiley, while in tne execution oi nis ouiy at a lire, received a wound from a knife from some ruffian. Soon after, in the Fifth Ward, a man cut his friend's throat by mistake, in his drunken fury. Again, in day time, a negro let out another's bowels, in the Sixth Ward ; and on Thursday night of last week, in a grog shop in the First Ward, a notorious rowdy in- in- uicteu neariy a uozen stans upon an acquaintance, because he declined drinking with him. Such is an outline of the cutting and slashing in our city,1 during the two weeks immediately fol lowing an execution which thousands really be lieved would strike terror to the "rowdies of tbit community I It is useless to repeat, that the hang ing of Jewell has had no effect whatever in check ing the crime of which he was convicted, nor need we enlarge upon the reason of such a result. when will the community understand, .that it is the promptness, and especially the certainty of punishment, which can alone restrain the hand that is ready to imbrue itself in a brother's blood and that no such promptness, no such certainty, can be had where the punishment is death - - ' In every one of the cases of stabbing we have been called upon to record, since the execution al luded to, the perpetrator had been drinking intoxicating The times demand more courage, more fidelity and The sizas are propitious that a better dv is dawning. It in always darkest just before day. The Church must come and take sides against . i -1 -1 r - . i i , wrung ana evil, vnrisu.iuuy is not seiusn n is universal. Nations must be mado to feel its power. power. It must be felt, and in the halls of legislation. THE GLORIOUS RESCUE ! The ' Kenosha Telezraph proposes that either Mr. v atains, Air. nooin, or some one occupying a similar similar position, should be chosen as the next Representative Representative of the Milwaukie district in Congress. We heartily second the suzircstion. , The following letters, amongothers received bv u r.:. . " tt- tt- i , ' P -. -. uo ui, are puonsneu in trie r re unnocrat : Wasiuxctox, March 23, '54. Mr Dxar Fkiind and Brother : : 1 . God bless you, and He will bless you. Your let ter. this morning, has filled me with joy. You are aware what a responsible part I took in the reamie of Jerry. I determined, from the first, that, were I indicted, I would not give bail I would go to jail. : . - T & a . ... - t trust tnat you will not give bail. I trust you will avow the whole extent of your participation in the rescue of Glover, and glory in it. Glorious Aiuwaukie I Glorious Rescue ! Truly, yours, GERRIT SMITIL ToS. M. Booth. Washington, March 31, 54.: - Mr Dkar Snt : With my views of the unconstitutionality unconstitutionality and inhumanity of the Fugitive Slave Act, you are well acquainted. For me, its provisions have no more validity than those of the milieu ana oeainon Acts, or the Stamp Act It is an exerc,9 of power nowhere granted by the Constitution, Constitution, in derogation of the rights of the States, and full of danger to personal liberty. Truly your friend, - S. P. CHASE. " A New Underground Railroad to Canada. Mrs. Mary Afflick was arrested in Louisville on the 7th ultimo, and tried on a charge of aiding a negro to ' es cape l be slave belonged to lr. Gross. The Courier gives the following account of the method of procuring passage over this new underground railroad : Tickets are bought at the JrnersonviIIe railroad office, then handed over to the negro that is ready to elope ; the omnibus calls for him about daybreak, and, ensconced in that, he rides to the ferry and across the river to the depot, whence he is rapidly whirled away by steam into the interior of Indiana. This is the latest and cutest abolition dodge, and appears to have worked successfully until ihe arrest of the woman in question. Mrs. Annex had, it appears, aided in the escape of sev peral slaves from Louisville. She was committed for further examination. QtT The Toronto Globe says : Serious ep

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  2. 12 May 1854, Fri,
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