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JULY; 22. THE L I II E 11 A T O R 116 POETRY. For the Liberator. THOUGHTS ON FHAYIHL BT EDWARD R. PUU'. I hear vociferous utterances of men, iwho fling their breath as at a mark, and break A Passion with a charge of swift-thrown words, As 't were a target set before the world, And they could show a heaven-imparted skill (Wonderful only to the uninformed) By so directing at the effigy The bright artillery of words, that sounds Of mighty clatter, and a Taunting tone. Should pass unchallenged as the voice of Prayer ! They are bold men the bravest of the earth ; They tremble not to dare the Infinite One To a full trial of His strength with them. And proudly court a wrestling match with God, And call it prayer ! The people listen, tranced And held agape, as if an angel spake, And spake to wake the dead ; or charmed with tones That float the soul upon a sea of bliss, And thrill theWrt to a quick dance of joy (If joy or bliss be born of low conceit) Bee neighbor look askance at neighbor, nod, Or whisper admiration through close lips ; And on the morrow, in the public streets, They talk of his o'erwhelming power in prayer. And praise the weak performance as the best. Most beautiful prayer that e'er on earth was mado. And made it was ; suggestive is the word ; For vanity and pride have joined their stock, -' To trade withal a partnership of guilt ! And, with most cunning skill of workmanship, Turn out to order, as the public taste . May speak a liking for their fancy goods, -And prove it safe a sermon, or a prayer. But prayer there is, as wide unlike to this As solid gold s unlike the tinsel ring That glitters on the finger of a doll; Or whirlwind's fury, or the thunder's voice, Or earthquake giants tossing on their beds. And shaking all the framework of the earth, Are far apart from that still-working power, That makes the beauty and the life of things. This prayer is seldom heard ; scarce ever seeks " A formula of words ; and docs not make Its presence known by noise, as trumpets sound Before th advancing footsteps of a prince. It is the exhalation of the Soul, . Warming beneath th' inciting sun of Truth ; - Or that immortal principle of Growth, That Nature holds as surety for her hopes ; Or the Soul's breath an atmosphere of love Which keeps the God alive within its veins. It does not care for words, for words cannot Intensify things stronger than themselves ; They cannot but make coarse their finer tinge ; As on the canvass, howsoever charmed, Nature's best portrait is but paint and oil. Words words must come, if come they do, as ducts, . The swelling Soul, its body bearing down. To save the ship, spontaneously doth filL Such words the Soul doth not address to men, Ifor make therewith a spectacle of power ; Nay, will repel the world's unhallowed ear ; And, like the dew beneath th inviting sun, Direct and noiseless pass from earth to Heaven ! Prayer, in its essence, then, is not a sound ; Nor yet, a drawing down of God to us ; Nor yet, a genial and convenient means, f Whereby a pardon is obtained of Him, "While still the criminal goes on to sin ; Prayer is the mighty effort of the Soul To raise itself to altitude of heaven ; To find its orbit round the central sun, And move therein harmoniously and free. And it will find it ! and soul after soul Will rise upon the .buoyant wing of Traycr ; In swectattune to God's minutest law, ' Fall into place among the spirit orbs, Till all the people of the earth are sphered. And join the grand, unhalting march of Love ! From the Pennsylvania Freeman. IMPROMPTU, On reading an extract from, a high-falutin Sermon on' British interference Stalking on stilts, ambitious to be tall, The frothy parson belches wind and gall ; And blows and spits in England's sensuous face, To our amusement and to his disgrace. Lord ! how he fumes and swells, the while he drives His creaking nouns with tandem adjectives, Through crazy tropes, incongruously mixed ; Nor seer, nor xany, but a cross betwixt, With vari-colored coat of black and red. And heart, perhaps, less faulty than his head. Our Christianity' our Eagle ! ' Good ! Two birds of prey upon the scent of blood ; Conjoined in name at length, as long in deeds, Alike in faith, for Eagles act their creeds. ' Our Christianity not Christ's that binds Foul slavery's shackles upon limbs and minds, And seeks its own, not Christ's supremacy, And if it prays, 'tis always with an e. Paul. SONNET TO SUMMER. bt joas a. SAXE. O balmy, breezy, beauteous, bounteous Summer ! To men and women, little girls and boys, To birds and beasts, thou briugest many joys,4 And art indeed a truly weicome comer ! " Now stroll in pastures green fat sheep and cows, Now vernal blades prepare for autumn sheaves. And woods (though stationary) take their leaves. And all politely make their prettiest boughs ! Now the blithe farmer, in the early morn, With sturdy step, strides o'er the fallow field, And plants, in hope, that, tho a while concealed, The gratefuniarvest may confess the corn,' And so return him, from the fruitful mould. His gift augmented by a hundred fold ! From the New York Tribune. PROGRESS. Would ye stand still when Nature's law is change ? ' All things move toward perfection or decay ; Man now is climbing to a higher range Of thought, of action, morals and display. Ye would not stop him ? Stand from out his way. And see him soar in triumph to the eun. Let him make knowledge as the light of day, And conquer the world's evils one by one Cut down the hills to give his engines play. And push his steamships to the furthest zone Lace the broad earth with Thought's mysterious wires, And do whatever else his destiny Inspires. From the London Punch. THE POPE VS. UNCLE TOM. It is stated that the Pope hat prohibited the circulation bf Uncle Tout's Cabin in the Roman States. Daily papers. Fie ! Pio Nono ! weakest wight Of crowned heals in Christeudom , To vent your solitary spite. And shake your crook at Uncle Tom ! Would you exert your fincied might To wreak a second martyrdom I Indulge your hate for Freedom's light, And strike again poor Uncle Tom? Fie ! coward Despot ! Europe's shame ! 5Iore than 'you Is Mrs. Stowe ! You -may bo Priest, yea Pope, by name, You can't te Pio ! no so I THE LIBERATOR. LETTER FROM FBOF. WW. O. ALLEN Losdon, Eng., 20 Swinton street, V June 20, 18o3. ) Wx. Li-oid Garrison, Esq. : Dear Sir, I cannot resist the temptation to address you a few lines ; if for no other purpose, certainly to thank you for the very kind letter which I found at Jostrn Stcrge's. That letter was an introduction to one of the dearest men (George Thomfso) with whom it has ever been my lot to become acquainted. We have visited Mr. Thompson several times, and though I had heard him oh the platform, and was filled (as who has not been ?) with admiration of his genius and efforts in behalf of the oppressed of both hemispheres, yet it was not until I had enjoyed his home circle that I had a full appreciation of the loftiness of his character, as it is evinced in his child-like simplicity. Mr. Thompson is hardly less eloquent in conversation than in public speaking, and one cannot leave his house, after spending a day or an evening with him, without feeling himself invigorated in mind and heart,' and in better love with whatsoever things are beautiful and true. ' Old England is a wonderful country. There is grandeur in the looks of it. There is poetry, too the ride from Liverpool to London taking one through a region of country all the way blossoming as the rose. The English people, too I am in love with them. There is nobility in their hearts and dignity in their bearing. They have also a quiet repose of character, -which is certainly a pleasing contrast to the hurly-burly of the American. That in Englishmen which most favorably impresses the colored man from America is the entire absence of prejudice against color. Here the colored man feels himself among friends, and not among enemies ; , i ii a a l.: ti A among a people wno, wnen iney .ircnt jjuu wui, uu not in the patronising (and, of course, insulting) spirit, even of hundreds of the American abolitionists, but in . . . . i i i a spirit rigiitiy appreciative oi tne uocinoe vi iiuuiiiu equality. Color claims no precedence over character, here ; and, consequently, in parties given by the first' people ' in the kingdom may be seen persons of all colors moving together on terms of perfect social equality. Rev. Samuel R. Ward, of Canada, than whom it is hardly possible to be blacker, and who is an honor to the race in intellectual ability, has been in London several weeks, and can amply testify to the fact that his skin, though deepest dyed,' has been no barrier to the best society in the kingdom. Mr. Ward and myself were both present, by invitation, a few evenings since, at a party given by the Prussian Ambassador, at his residence in Regent's Park. That which, in an Amer ican community, would startle it more than seven thun ders could i. e., the marriage (or even the surmise of it) of two respectable persons, one of whom should be white and the other colored, passes as a, matter of course in England. In no party, whether public or private, to which we have been, in no walk which we have taken, in no hotel at which we have had occasion to put up, iu no public place of amusement, gallery, museum, &c, have we met the cry of ' amalgamation,' either outspoken, or as manifested in a well-bred sneer. This Btate of things, of course, evinces that prejudice against color is entirely a local feeling, generated by slavery, and whioh must disappear, not only as colored men rise higher and higher in the light of intelligence and virtue, but as the dominant race in America becomes wiser and moro liberalized by the spirit of a true Christianity. I must not forget to tell you of what pleasant eve nings we have spent with Mrs. Follcn and Miss Cabot They were pleasant, because spent in the society of true and noblc-hcarted women, warm in their sympathies and active in their efforts in behalf of the enslaved mil lions of America. These noble American women how long could slavery lost, did America count such by the hundreds? I must not forget to tell you, also, of a pleasant eve ning with Mr. Estlin hardly a stranger to those who have read The Liberator, and a blessed good man and warm friend of humanity. Here we met many cood friends of tho cause from America, some of them quite recently. . Mrs. Stowe has gone to Paris, ner visit to this country has created much sensation. The papers here criticise both the Professor and Mrs. Stowe variously, and one or two, I think, unjustly ; especially those that intimate that she is seeking self-glorification. Mrs. Stowe has never suffered martyrdom, and, howev er much others may honor her, she has too much sense and piety, and is too great-hearted, to covet honors which more properly belong to those who have led in the fore-front of this battle. J. Miller McKim, Esq., of Philadelphia, has also gone to Paris. Miss Sarah Pcgii leaves, in a few days, in company with Mrs. Follkx, for Switzerland Dr. Bailet, of the JVational Era, is in the city, and so also is Rev. J. Freeman Clark, formerly of Boston the latter I have seen. Our friend Wm. Wells Brown is as active as ever. There seems to be no end to his enterprise. He has, beyond a doubt, been a most efficient laborer in this country in the great cause of anti-slavery. Mr. Far mer and himself have aided us much in ferreting out notable places and getting a sight of notable peopl for which we thank them both. Bev. S. R. Ward holds a meeting to-night in Freemason's Chapel the Earl of Shaftsbury in the chair to consider measures for aiding the fugitives in Cana da. Ward will be successful. I rejoice exceedingly that you had so good a meeting in New York. It may be that slavery and compromise have not quite eaten out the heart of the nation, and that there is yet hope. What a speech was that of Douglass ! A masterly production, and which should gain him immoral honor. Some of the criticisms upon it by the American papers would be villanous, if they were not so ridiculous, and some again are amusing. That was decidedly cool of Thurlow Weed, that 4 if if Douglass's great mind were imbued with kindlier sympathies ! ! Now, it is all proper enough that all men, in whatever relation of life, should feel kind towards each other ; but only think of it asking, not thejuan who strikes, but the stricken, to be kinder. Surely, slavery has made bad work with tho heart and conscience of the American people. It is the reformer's duty not to be content with ameliorating, as Weed would have Douglass do, but only in rooting out evil. Radicalism is the only ism that ever blessed the world, or ever will or can These conservatives are singular folks. They have neither genius nor philosophy. They would have their boy learn to swim by making his motions upon the sand-bank ; and neither he that led on the barbaric host against the gates of imperial Rome, nor Luther, ever would be model-men of theirs. But I must not make you too long a letter. You know all about the Exeter Hall meeting. Whatever may be its results, I am satisfied of one thing it is directly to the point to get up a public sentiment against slavery abroad. Slaveholders must be driven into iso lation ; and I am very glad to know that they them selves are finding out that tho thing is being done. have but little sympathy for the feeling which apolo gises for and explains away their sins, on the plea of converting them to the truth. A single self-application of the Golden Rule would open the whole subject to them, in its length and breadth, and height and depth. Now is an excellent time to spread anti-slavery truth among the people of this country. I shall do what I can (little though, of course, it will be) to help bring about the time when Worth, not birth, shall rule mankind, And be acknowledged stronger. Our passage from America to England was a pleasant one, barring the melancholy accident the loss of four sailors at sea of which you already know; and our atay of tw week in Liverpool was rendered more than agreeable by the kindness of our mutual friend, W. P. Powexl, Esq., formerly of New York. Miv- SnraoB, also, of Birmingham, received us with great kindness and cordiality, and has placed us under many obligations to him for his friendly deportment towards us. We are in good health, and, you may well imagine. we enjoy life. There is but one drawback ; the light of British liberty has revealed more clearly than ever the inner chambers of the American prison-house of bondage, and disclosed how more than mangled and bleeding are the victims that lie therein. This makes me sad, but more determined to work on and work ever. Very faithfully yours, 1 ' WM. G. ALLEN. . MEETING AT EAST PRINCETON. ' The Worcester County North Division Anti-Slavery Society held ft quarterly meeting at the New Hall in East Princeton village, on Sunday, June 26. In the absence of the President, Rev. Summer Lincols, the wna taken bv Joshca T. Everett. Three meet- ings were held, during the day and evening, which were well attended, being addressed by Samuel Mat, Jr. G. B. Stebbixs, Moses smith, oi uoiaen, ana J Everett, of Princeton. The following resolutions, t resented by the Business Committee, were adopt ed by the Society, and a vote was passed to offer them for publication to the Boston Commonwealth and to the Liberator: 1. Resolved, That the anti-slavery movement based upon the great truths that we are all brethren, chil dren of the same good Father, bound together by the thousand ties of a common humanity, so that none can inflict suffering on any without wronging all, preach ing the Gospel of deliverance to the captive, and the opening of the prison to them that are in bonds,' is preeminently a Christian movement. 2. Resolved, That the real and dangerous infidelity is that of those who refuse to cooperate with this mov-ment ; who, though professedly Christians, are willing to support the basest political compromises with slavery, to fellowship the slaveholder as a Christian, to defend his character and extenuate his crimes, and who, in many instances, even - use the Bible as a sanction of slavery, while solemnly proclaiming it an the will of God revealed to man for an infallible guide in faith and duty ; since such are doubly false to God and man, and hostile to the practice of the great truths which shall make us free indeed. 3. Resolved, That to represent the non-voting aboli tionists, as Horace Mann virtually docs represent them, as occupying a position resembling that of the hermit or anchorite, who flies from the world to spend his life in a solitary cni, is ihi errantly to misrepresent tnem, inasmuch as it is contrary to notorious facts, and to the whole history of the anti-slavery movement, and is equally discreditable to the intelligent mind which put it forth. 4. Resolved, That it has been the steady, persistent moral agitation, kept up by the non-voting abolition ists, when so few others would come to their help, which has contributed in large measure to open the eyes of the nation to the true character of slavery, to bring to light the guilty complicity of the political par ties, and the still more guilty fellowship of the religious sects, with the slaveholders, and to create that wide spread anti-slavery sentiment throughout the land which has brought into existence that very Free Soil party now boastfully claimed by Mr. Mann as the only practically.useful friends of the slave. 5. Resolved, -That it is treason to God, and infidelity to Christ, humanity and juptice, for us to speak any word, or do any deed, by which the slaveholder, or his equally sinful apologist, shall be recognized as a good Christian, a true Republican, or an honest man. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain : tor the Lorn wiu not hold him guiltless that taketh 11 is name in vain. What does II. C. Wright mean when he says, if the great, the good, the only wise -Ho who hath brought me into existence and holdeth my soul in life, and will one day bring me and all into judgment, to give an ac count of all the deeds done in the body if this great and good being were wicked, I would not obey him ? All I can make of it is, that it is profane nonsense, and that nothing but enmity against the supreme Ruler of the universe could urgo him on to such expressions as seem to manifest a real satisfaction in finding out some way, however absurd, of speaking boldly, irreverently, if not blasphemously, of that great name that should never pass our lips as the name of Jehovah, without pause of devout reverence. If God were the devil, would not worship him. 'There are lords many and gods many, to whom we owe neither love nor fear and I would suggest to H. C. Wright that it would be more generally beneficial, as well as more pleasing to the better part of the community, that he would ex haust his vocabulary on these realities of sin and trtcfr- edness, tha.TL to occupy himself in once more performing the tragedy of Tilate's Hall dressing up the Lord of glory' in garments of ridicule, a reed for a sceptre j and thorns for a crown, and then buffctting and at length crucifying. For Christ's honor, and glory, and truth, L. P. C. C. AN INQUIRY. TnOMAS PAINE ON THE 8LAVERT OF THE ATRICAXS. To the Editor of the Liberator: The first work of Thomas Paine, after coming to America, I think is stated by his biographers to have been a pamphlet or tract on the Slavery of the Jlf ricans, of which Dr. Rush speaks as being a work of great power. This work I have felt a great desire to see, but have been unable to find it in any edition of Paine's writings which I consider not a little remarkable. I have recently written letters, both public and private, to sources likely to possess the desired information, in order to ascertain if the work be yet in existence, and if so, where it may be had ; but hitherto without success. I therefore take the liberty of addressing my inquiries to you, as one preeminently well posted ' in anti-slavery facts and literature, and should be very glad to have them answered, either by yourself or any of your correspondents. If the work can be found, would it not be an excellent idea to reproduce it in Tue Liberator ? I am sure it would most acceptable to many, and a literary curiosity to alL J. Ridowat, (Elk Co., Pa.) July 1st, 1853. W. L. Garrison : Dear Sir, I enclose two scraps of newspaper, (cut from the Flag of our Union, published in Boston, Mass.,) one in reference to your words at Cincinnati, at reported, and the other in reference to Mr. Phillips's words in New Tork, as reported, &c. I have not yet believed that you and Mr. Phillips made use of the expressions therein attributed to you ; and I have believed, that if you did use such expressions, however qualified they may have been, they had better have been left out. The fact that they come here (and doubtless elsewhere) uncontradicted and unqualified, and that our enemies I mean, pro-slavery politicians and religion ists and their sympathizers make such use of them as savages ever delight to make of poisoned arrows ; the fact, also, that true abolitionists in this county are few, have no popularity and no sympathy, both tend strong, ly to confirm my opinion, that they ought to have been left out, if they were not. Were the reports of those speeches, as per scraps enclosed, false ? If they were true reports, why need the speeches have been made ? If Mr. Phillips is a neigh bor of yours, perhaps he will answer for himself. The cause of truth and justice receives such savage treat ment from enemies, mat l greatly regret to have it pierced by its friends. Can I receive a line from you, or a paper, that will place the subject in a more agree able light to the friends of Christianity and the Golden Rule - Your sympathizer and brother, .e. r. qoFF. From the Portland Pleasure Boat. r , .. . . BIBLE QUESTION. A few weeks since, I noticed a call for a Bible Convention, to be held at Hartford, Ct., the object of which was to discuss the merits of the Bible with regard to its claims as an inspired book. Well, the Convention lias been held, and the proceedings published ; and the way the advocates of the Bible treat the subject would make the Bible itself, if it could speak, pray, Deliver me from my friends.' The religions presses, with very few honorable exceptions, have poured out wrath, and vengeance, and malice, and ridicule, in floods upon the heads of those who called and attended the Convention. Thv will them infidels, deists, atheists, fanatics, madmen, fools, idiots, unprincipled, with imse hearts and base motives, and all other bad names they can think of. . . m -- Jfo wonder there are infidels in the world, while -otn.led friends of the Bible pour out such floods of gall and bitterness on those people who dare inquire as to the truth of what they are commanded to believe, instead of closing their eyes and swallowing the say-so of the priests. Now as to this question whether the Bible is the production of inspiration or not, I do not now pre-ak. but I like to see people willing to have their wares examined when they offer them for sale. The priests.make merchandise of what they call gospel, and pretend to gather tneir gospel from the Bible. They also print Bibles to sell, and if they were honest, they would be willing to ... , have tneir wares examinea. Suppose I go into the market house, and call for a quarter of lamb ; when it is presented, have I not a right to examine it before 1 purchase, to see for myself whether it is fresh or stale? Would an honest dealer call me names, and kick me out of his stall, becauso I wanted to examine the meat be fore purchasing j Surely not ; such an act would Do altogether out oi character For an honest man, and would give mo good reason to suspect his meat would not bear examination. So if the priests present the Bible, and the doc trine they pretend to find in it, for sale, and kick . me out of their stalls, and call me a fool or madman because I presume, to examine their wares, it would look as though they feared detection, and would give others reason to suspect there was deception Boinewncre in their trade. It people want to ex amine the Iiible why, let them. Why get mad about it ? If the book is true, it will stand, and if its friends know it is true, "why not bo quiet, and let doubters bump their heads against it, or else try in a calm, pleasant way, to convince them of their error ? Why flare up and call them infidels, fools and maumen' The bitter, wrathful manner in which religious papers have treated the Bible Convention, will raise more doubts about the divine authority of the Bible, than infidels themselves can raise. Hundreds of honest people will say. 'If this bitterness and wrath are the fruits of the Bible, I want none of it Thomas Paine wrote his opinion of the Bible, and wrote like a candid, honest man, and was en titled to a candid, honest reply. But, instead of this, all societies of religionists were down upon him in wrath and fury, like bo many nests of hornets, and so misrepresented and belied him that the majority to this day regard him as a monster in iniquity, and his writings as wilfully and maliciously blasphemous, when if they would but read a single page ot his book, they would see that he wrote as a candid and honest man, directly op posite to what tho wicked priests represent him to De. - , Remember, reader, I have here uttered no word against the Bible no word in favor of Paine's belief, but am advocating the right of all to examine all wares presented to them for sale, and the right of all candid persons to a candid hearing and a candid reply. We may tell a man he is a fool when he has not wit enough to discover it himself, but it is folly to cull him a fool in reply to arguments which we fear to meet. There is a spirit of inquiry and examination abroad, and I for one rejoice to know it, for the priests have lor generations and centuries lorbidden tho people to think, see, hear and examine for themselves. They have commanded them to close their eyes and swallow their ideas, as the quack commands them to swallow his trash, without see ing it. But their power is becoming weaker the people are beginning to see and think for them selves, and the time is near when old usages, customs, dogmas and doctrines will be tried as by fire ; let them try the Bible too, if they like ; if man can destroy it, let it go, it is not worth saving, especial ly by wrath. But if man cannot destroy it, it will stand and shine the brighter for having passed through the furnace, though the fire may not Ikj quite so hot as that through which the Hebrew's garments passed without bearing with them so much as the smell of flames. WOMAN'S RIGHTS AND PROSPECTS The Maine jt"r, a leading democratic paper. speaking of the election of Miss Rose to tho office of Register of Deeds in that State, looks into the future, and sees the following state of aff.iirs : Men may laugh, and jeer and fume, as much as they please about this matter of ' woman s rights ;' they cannot escape the issue. As sure as tho in domitable barons of England wrung Magna Char- ta from King John atRunnyraede, so will the women ot the l'Jth Century extort trom the ' lords of crea tion,' (who have held them in servile dependency from the beginning of the world) something like an equal share of political and social rights. Whether the doctrine of woman's rights' is in the judgment ot the present generation consonant with the 4 eternal fitness of things or not, it is nevertheless designed to gain ground, and ultimately to prevail Before tho morning of the 20th century dawns, women will not simply fill your office of Register of Deeds, but they will occupy scats in your legislative halls, on your judicial benches, and in the Executive chair of 6tate and nation. Such appears to be manifest destiny.' Stay it who would, he cannot. We deprecate it, yet we perceive its inevitability, and await the shock with firmness and composure. Timely concessions may avert the catastrophe for a while, yet it cannot be disguised that the supremacy of those whom it would now savor of the keenest irony to call the lords bf creation,' is growing small by degrees and beautifully less.' The N. Y. Evening Post says : While the women in some regions are battling for their rights, the men in Lincoln county, in Maine, have turned to and elected a Miss Rose to a conspiciuous political office. She had been an active assistant of the late deceased Register of Deeds, and the people of the district, thinking that she understood the duties of the place better than any man in the neighborhood, chose her by a large majority- The Rockland Gazette, whether from real doubt, or from a desire to invalidate the election, arising from envy, makes this impertinent suggestion : It is a question with many whether a female is eligible to such an office under the laws of this State.' To which the Augusta Age replies indignantly : 4 Whether a female is eligible,'' indeed ! We should like to see the court that would dare decide that the people of Eastern Lincoln, haven't a right to elect Miss Olive-Rose for Register of Deeds ! Pray, why is she not eligible ? Is she wanting in either of the Jeffersonian pre-requisites of honesty, capa city or fidelity to the constitution ? Nothing of the sort is intimated. But she is a female! Aye, there's the rub. And cannot a e-male record deeds as well as a Ae-male ? Happily MissR's capacity, in this respect, has been thoroughly tested ; and it was precisely because she was known to be competent to fill the post, that she has been selected by the independent voters of the district.' The people of Maine are not afraid of innovation. They were tho first to adopt a prohibitory liquor law, and are the first to elect women to office. Very well ; woman's sphere needs to be somewhat enlarged, and there are many offices she can fill as wellas men, and we hope the example of tho people of Lincoln county will not be long without its followers. Elegant Literature. From the Temperance Standard; edited by Thomas E. Powers : ' ' When woman's rights are stirred a bit. The first reform she pitches on Is how she may, with least delay, Just draw a pair of breeches on.' FOURTH OF. JULY ACCIDENTS. BOSTOX A JSP TICIXITT. r A inn of the late Cant. Jacob Pike, at South Boston, i finntr cnu-Vera Lv Dlacing them in the neck of a Hass bottle, and then touching them off, when the bottle emlnded. hadlv mancrlins: his right hand. A son ox Ilev. James roncr oi ooum iwhuu, unu um face badly burnt by the explosion of some powder with . . c .... u i 1 1 v; which he was tlavinz. A young man named U roves living on ne corner oi K - . .1 m D street and IJroadway, Bouta Boston, was nnngagun, when it burst, throwing him down with great violence, and inflicting sundry injuries, but none of a permanent character. A boy whose name is unknown, was passing along Fleet street, when he discharged a pistol, and the eon- tents, a ball, entered the back of a young Irishman standing on thv sidewalk, inflicting a very painful but not dangerous wound. Upon the Common, a young man living at the West End, named Albert Wisner, accidentally set on nre a quantity or combustibles which he had in his pockets, and was very Dauiy burned. In Broad street, a young Irudi lad had a quantity of powder net ween his vest and coat which he was keeping lor anotner ooy wno was nnng a pistol. A companion I - -i .i i i t i i i uicn m uguiru ciwur upuu me puwutT, wniCU cXpiOO- ml anil tl.n Kno'o r..n . 1 II. 1 v "v tvj 9 IU C III a LJ lit I Some boys were exploding fire crackers, in Sea street. when one of them set on fire the clothes of a child of five years, named Jeremiah, son of Daniel Hart. The child was so badly burnt that it died the same night. A small boy in Marion street had one eye nearly blown out by the premature explosion of his fireworks ; another in Iremont street had his hand nearly blown off. A boy was playing with crackers on Broadway, South Boston, when he accidentally set fire toTr bunch which he had in the pocket of his pantaloons. They exploded with great fury, tearing his clothes to atoms, and so badly mangling his leg that the aid of a physician was necessary to close up the wound. Mr. Georgo C. Goodwin was seriously injured by the premature discharge of a rocket, at his residence in Eustis street. It was feared that both his eyes were destroyed. At Hingham a very serious accident occurred. A number of persons were engaged in discharging a cannon, and Mr. Thomas Blossom and Mr. Eben Whitten were ramming home the charge, when a premature explosion occurred. Both Mr. Blossom's hands were blown off, his jaw broken intwo places, and his cheek bone badly injured. It is the opinion of the physicians that he cannot survive. Mr. Whitton had one hand blown off, but was not otherwise seriously injured. Mr. Blossom is the senior publisher of the Hingham Journal, and the sad occurrence caused a general feeling of sorrow and regret throughout the town. In Holliston, a son of Mr. Seneca Wenzell had his right leg so shockingly mangled by the premature dis charge of a companion s gun, that it was amputated. At Chelmsford, a young man of nineteen, named Rufus Ilildreth, had his hand blown off by the bursting of a gun. A lad, twelve years of age, an adopted son of Mr, Isaac Farrington, was severely injured in his left hand by the premature discharge of a pistol. At Amesbury, Mr. William Follansbee had his face badly injured by the bursting of a gun. , An elderly man named Comstock was killed at South Williamstown on the Fourth. While riding in his wagon, his horses were frightened by the explosion of. fire crackers, aud Mr. Comstock was thrown from his carriago and injured so that he died in a short time. The restaurant of Wm. Rodgcrs, in Marblehead, was damaged to the amount of $150, by an explosion of nre works. At Providence, a son of James Salisbury, seventeen years of age, was badly injured by the premature discharge cf a field piece. One of his legs was so badly mangled that amputation is necessary, and he is otherwise so much injured that he will probably die. NEW TORK AND VICINITY. : George Hoffman, aged 13, had a laceration of the fleshy part of the right hand, near the forefinger, from a pistol going off in his hand in South street. Charles Weiderhalt, aged 23, was injured in a somewhat similar manner, in Ludlow street, from the same cause. - Patrick Lanagan, aged 12, was. obliged to have the third hnger of tho right hand amputated, through a pistol going off in his hand in Twentieth street. Joseph Cooney, aged 17, had the little finger of the right hand torn down to the wrist joint, where it hung quite loose, through a like cause, in the Bowery. Martin Mullany, aged 13, had a flesh wound in the palm of the right hand from a pistol, that was fired by another boy in the Park. Thomas llenlan, 18 years of age, severe laceration of the palm ot tho left hand and fore finger, caused by the explosion of a pistol. John McCann, one of the Dry Dock stage drivers, was severely injured across the spine, by being run over by his own stage, at the corner of Essex and Grand streets, caused by the falling of one of his horses, which dragged him from the box, and the wheel passed over his body. I he horse fell in consequence of a quantity of fire crackers exploding between their tegs. James Kiley, 18 years of age, bad laceration of the palm of the left hand and fore finger. Matthew Wallace, 37 years of age, a native of Ireland, whose family resides at No. 37'J East Twelfth street. This was a very sad affair. Mr. Wallace was walking along fiiglith street, and before him a man was carrying a gun on his shoulder, and as Mr. Wallace approached within a few paces of him, the gun exploded. The wad ding and powder struck Mr; Wallace on tho right eve, blowing ik- completely from the socket, fracturinghe bono of the nose, and lacerating the cheek in a very severe manner, i fetnee dead. 1 Edward Brogan, 15 years of age, severe laceration of palm of left hand and fore finger, caused by the explosion of a pistol. James Goodwin, aged 23 years, a sailor, belonging to mm more, severe laceration ot tho left hand, by the ex plosion of a pistol. Edward Sherman, 18 years of age, a native of England, left hand very badly lacerated, caused by the premature explosion of a pistol. Andrew McGill, 19 years of age, by trade a gas fitter severe laceration of the left hand by the explosion of a pisioi. t John II. Dale, aged 18, born at Fishkill. N. Y.. and who resides at 31 Oak street, by trade a shoemaker, re ceived a laceration of the neshy part of the left hand. from a pistol which he had in his hand going off un expectedly. On Sunday night, a colored boy, name unknown, had one of his fingers blown off by discharging a rusty old pistol ; he was taken to a drug store, and afterwards sent home. A man residing in Maspeth. named John Boch, had his right thigh badly mutilated by the discharge of a pistol in uis ont pocKeu Mr. Weiseman, residing in Ewen street, had three of his fingers blorn off by the explosion of a pistol. Wm. Adgerson, a lad, had his left eye seriously injured by fire crackers. - A woman named Lucreria Swansor, residing in the 3d ward, was considerably burned about the lower part of her body, in consequence of her clothes taking fire from some fire works. A boy had his f.ico badly burned by the explosion of a pistol ; another had his thumb blown off by the accidental discharge of a musket. A serious riot occurred in a large beer garden in the 3rd ward, in which some 40 persons were engaged. Officers Cox and Schneider, in attempting to stop the disturbance, were attacked and received several blows. Officers Kiehl, Luther, and Adams came to their assistance, and finally restored order. PHILADELPHIA AJTD TICIITITT. Many horses were scared by . the explosion of fireworks, and considering the crowded condition of the streets, it is' a wonder no more accidents occurred. A grocery store in Washington below Sixth, South-war k, was set on fire by a chaser. The infernal contrivance went into a bulk window among a lot of fireworks. The flames-were speedily extinguished. Michael Kelly, aged 19 years, had his face burnt with powder, by the accidental discharge of a pistol, in Milton street, between Christian and Carpenter, on Monday morning. He was taken to the Pennsylvania Hospital. James Edwards, aged 17 years, was shot in the left thigh, by a boy who discharged a pistol at him, in Eighth street, below Christian. lie was taken to the Hospital. Conrad Brown, aged 21 years, had his right hand badly lacerated by the bursting of a pistol, in the vicinity of Fourth and Shippen, on Monday afternoon. His thumb and fore finger were blown entirely off. He was also cut near the left eye by a piece of the pistoL Admitted to the Hospital. Daniel Mullen, aged 40 years, was attacked by a gan of boys, near Locust and Quince streets. He was seriously injured about the mouth. Taken to the Hospital. During Monday, morning two clubs of half-grown boys, calling themselves Stockholders ' and 'South Maidens,' met in Shippen street near Fourth, and indulged for a brief period in a sort of running fight. A number of pistols were discharged, and paving stones used by the rival parties. Near the corner of Third and Shippen streets, a little girl, aged eight years, daughter of Mrs. Early, received a ball or slug in her neck. At the time the wound was received, the unoffending child was standing by the side of its mother The wound is considered dangerous. : . . , A young man named Timmins, a member of a sporting club, had his face and eyes badly burnt on Monday morning, by the accidental discharge 0f a pistol which he held in his hand. ...... i FEMALE MEDICAL, COLLXQE Or PZXJCSYLVAXIA. FOURTH AJTJVUAL SESSIOJT. TI1E next course of Lectures in this Institution tin commence on Saturday, Oct. 1st, 1853, and Wnxxt fivt months, (21 weeks,)' closing on the l&th . February, 18o4. ; .. . ; u . : I ALULl 1. David J. Johjcsojt, M. Toxicolwrr. D., Professor of Chemistry and Ellwood Hakvit, M. D., Professor of the Prmrmi ' and Practice of Medicine. -..Hr Hilbekx Dajujxgtox, M. D., Professor of Surgery Ass Prestos, M. D., Professor or Pbysiologv. Enwis FrssEix, M. D., Professor of Anatomy. ' '' - Makk G. KExa, M. D., Profe3sprof Materia Medka and General Therapeutic. - , s . 7 Mabtha H. Mowit, JL D., Professor of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children. . , Almiba L Fowte, M. D., Demonstrator of Anatomy and Chemistry. - - . . Persons wishing further information as to teras,rtr nlations, ic, or desirous of receiving copies of the Aal nounceincnt, will please apply, personnlly or by leitw to the Dean of the Faculty. 7 r' DAVID J. JOHNSON,' M. D., 229, Arch sC, Philadelphia. T June 6 - . - ; . 4m . : WATER CUBE INSTITUTION, NO. 1 GLEN STREET. j Trims Institution is well arranged for the treatment f JL individuals at all seasons of the year. r - . . Terms, usually, for full board and treatment, from 7 to 9 per week. For out of door treatment, $3 per week. S. ROGERS, M. 1). June 24, 1853. ? Jy ; New METHOD Of HUMAN CULTUSC. Phjrslcal,9IntLt, Spiritual t 1IT TO, flit ItllUtkLlJD'l Book of Hunan Kattur t f mwtntitvra K(r TSTr ot th. ! Pniio-orHl.i, the fann; "nrm, and (m of all thin ft I i ne tiiare MHioHaie ot in .v rMenra, .-Miara iioticauftrs Paat.Prnrul.lututa. iL ' Book or Psychology X iExDtalnltw the whole Sr(l of Pmthrti.m. I lutttarr, Chartit, MrnLU (,caKa. . Fanabciam. w itctveratv. Jtc tc s cia. Book of Health ! i tfh Wmi(u. ImIWim-v Em1. T.a)inr. j I KmratH-n. Sletp, Hat.ltnc. Haw ot FrtitrwT''vi:if.Jptlim.c I I 111 Hralth. ice. tttw.ara kw tfca an- f nr tm deetroyed. X eta. 'FwidttttRcu Vitil, Hm Mam. 'On the rereint of the Vicr. the varfbl . boom will he arnt r your oeaef py man. - " . traa of poatap-l AJ-ln-a. po I"'. BlLA, MU, XI Corn hill. Italia, ftUaa, , B RAMAN'S . . (Established im 1823.) , AT TILE FOOT OF CUXSNUT STREET, TTAYE been comoletely fitted and nut in order. This establishment now comprises upwards of TWO JICKDRED ASD IWENTY-tlVK HOOX8, being tb largest in the United States, with pure Salt Water, and unequalled facilities for outside Bathing. . J-THE MILL DAM BATHS have been to the Ladies' Department, which has heretofore own very much crowded. Connected with this establishment are also WARM OR COLD, FRESH OR SALT.WJ-' . TER TUB BATHS. . Single Baths, 124 cents ; or 10 for a dollar. . , ' THE TREMOXT BATHS, entrance from Tremont Court, have been refitted, and are now open from iu rise till 10 o'clock, P. M. JARVIS D. BRAMAN. Boston, June 17, 1853. . , WEST BOSTON -, LEWIS HAYDEN would respectfully call the attention of his former customers and the public geue- . rally, to his ample stoca or ; - - CLOTHING, rURNISHINO GOODS, HATS . AND CAPS. : . Being connected with one of the very largest Clothing Houses in Boston, he is prepared to furnifh every kind of garment. He would alxo inform his friends that he will get up every kind of custom garment at the shortest notice. He hopes the friends of freedom, espcciall, will favor him with a call, as he has seen some hard se r vice in slavery. One and all arc invited to call, where they will always be treated fairly, and with good bargains, at . - . 121 CAMBRIDGE STREET, BOSTON. Boston, April 20, 1853. ' ' SERVICES OF COLORED AMERICANS IN THE WARS OF 1776 AND 1812. BY WILLIAM C. SELL. SECOND edition, with an introduction by Wendell Phillips ; contributions from Theodore Parktr, John G. Whittier, and Parker Pillsbury; tributes hy Lafayette, Kosciusko and Washington ; with faeU gleaned from authentic military records, fire-side conversations, confirmed by oral and written testimonies of the late Judge Story, Hon. Robert C. Winthrop, Hoa. Anson Burlingame, Rev. J. W. C. Pennington, John Hancock, Gov. Eustis, Gen. Jackson, Hon. TriftaaiB r-gess, Hon. Calvin Goddard, Hon Charles Pinckney, etc The first edition was favorabty noticed by the Kw York Tribune, Rochester Daily American, Liberator, Commonwealth, Boston Bee, Zion's Herald, Christio Watchman, Impartial Citizen, Essex Freeman, Frederick Douglass's Paper, and Salem Gazette. Copy-right secured according to law. . . ; " For sale at 21 CornhilL Price 15 cents, single. THE JUVENILE INSTRUCTOR' A temi-monthly Taper, expressly for Children. IT aims to attract the attention of children by simplicity and beauty of style, with engravings illustrative of its contents. Its object Cas been, for eight yer past, to infuse into the young mind appropriate sentiments of respect for parents, sympathy lor human Buffering, and an abiding hatred of oppression in all in forms. ' The want of a Juvenile paper that shall give a proper direction to the youthful mind in these times of strife for the supremacy of slavery, is felt by thousands ko know not of the existence of this periodical, And jet, within the last" eight years, it has moulded the minds of thousands of children who have grown up to manhood and womanhood, thoroughly imbued with , the love of freedom for all men. . Price, 25 eta. per year, single copies ; five copies t one address for 1 00 ; or $12 00 by the hundred, per elsewhere, 12 cents. But in packages of 24 or more, ti postage, prepaid at tho office of publication, is only fear cents each per year. , - Specimen number, free of charge, sent on application at the office of publication. ' . I LUCIUS C. MATLACK, Editor and Publisher, , CO South St., Syracuse. June 24 3m . . : JUST PUBLISHED, " Aim roa Sals at tux Axti-Slatekt Orncx, 21 Cow mix, THE Speech of Wesdell Pmixirs, Esq., deliverea st the last annual meeting of the Massachusetts A Society, in vindication of the Anti-Slavery Movement Price 6 cents. Also, ' i Also, the Twenty-First Annual Report of th Bo of Managers of the Massachusetts' A. S. Seciety, n the pen of Eoxusn Qcixct, Esq. Price S7 Bt . A Discourse occasioned by the death of Dasisl nx-STEa, preached at the Melodeon oh Sunday, OcC5 1852, by Rev. Theodore Parker. This Discourse been much enlarged, and occupies 116 pg n 374 cents. . PUBLIC FUNCTION OF WOMAN , JUST published, and for sale by ROBERT F. Ii-CUT, 21 Cornhill, A Serxox of thk Pcbuc Fr0 Tioks or Womajt, preached at the Music HH, Mare 27, 1853. By Tueoimirk Parker, Minister V? Twenty-Eighth Congregations! Society. PboBOgrap1-eally reported by J. M. W. Yerrington and Peighton.' Lrice 6 cents single 50 cents perdoi WRITINGS OF W. L. GABBISO?. 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