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1 1 i 1 Si I - SEPTEMBEE 4. 43 THE LIB EiR JT O . HINT TO CONSCIENTIOUS FRIENDS. A Fib- Garrison On perusal of the excellent letter in the J'"nttor ot ugl -1st, addressed to yourself 1 tlu country by a IVncc Frit-nd," who licti$ hinwU by the very appropriate name of Alfred II. Jjarv, JfwpHthiwnp reader who warmly appreciates h "lovalty nl patriotism " of the writer, so dubiously exhibited by the majority of lVace men, self-callcd, induced to inquire whether these T8uble virtues could not or would not Ve employed by tlic GoTcrnment in a way more agreeable to the conscientious scruples of all those true friend of peace who do not Knre their equally binding obligation of true and loyal citizenship, than in the active duties of war. In another column of the fame number, an article appears, headed "Justice ami Humanity to Soldier," giving a summary of the exertions made by lr. I'uw-ditch to improve the condition of the Ambulance rtent in our armies, and sucsting that every effort should be made by humane citizens, and friend of the oMier, both white and colored, to carry this admirable and necessary reform into eflect. Here, then, it would teem, is just the field for the large, wealthy and benevolent body of " Friends," and for all isolated simire lover of peace, to enter upon with personal activity, wfth the influence of their name ar.d standinjr, and especially with contribution of that money which conscientious scruple deny to the War Tower for war purposes. Let a private fond thus raised be appropriated to the pay of a worthy and skillful ambulance corps, under, perhaps, the superintendence of the noble Sanitary Commission.and provided with able animals, comfortable wagons in abundance, and sanitary stores in good order for the immediate relief of the wounded. Such private munificence, accompanied by the exertion of personal energy in carrying out the details of this plan, would surely stimulate or shame the official regulators of our present ambulance system to adopt more efficient measure in regard to the prompt . relief of the wounded. Perhaps Government might ultimately be induced to adopt and maintain as its own, the private corps thus organized. At all events, " Friends " might, with entire consistency, adopt such a body themselves ; and, with all due deference and respect, we trust your Christian correspondent will carry his " loyalty and patriotism " into'ficct by some such eflbrt as is suggested in your paper; and that "Friends" in Philadelphia and elsewhere may lend their aid and countenance thereto. A FRIEND OF PEACE AZD LOYALTY". COLOKED CITIZENS Of BEAUFORT. At a meeting of the colored citizens of Beaufort, North Carolina, held at that place June 22d, 1SG3, for the purpose of taking into consideration certain measures for bettering the condition of the African race in that State and county, the following resolves were unanimously passed : " Resolved, That by the laws of this and other Southern States of the Union, we have been subjects of the most abject slavery, have long been a down-trodden people, have been used and bartered as chattels, and, furthermore, denied all rights of citizenship whatever, and all social interests pertaining to the rights of human beings have been denied all knowledge of let- ters, that we might the more easily be made subject to the will of the dastardly slaveholders. Resolved, That by the Proclamation of Abraham Lincoln, President of these United States, we are free, and that we will ever endeavor to maintain our freedom by word, deed and act, at all hazards : and that, as opportunity is now offered to us to become soldiers, and take up arms in defence of our rights and for our liberty, we will do so to the extent of our ability. Kesolved. That we will call for the sympathy of the free States of the North and of foreign powers that a it regards them, should any intefferenee ever be made, it may be in our behalf, and so redound to the liberation of the. whole African race of these United States. Kesolved, That we will tender our heartfelt gratitude and sincere thanks to Messrs. Garrison, Phillips, Sumner, Wilson and others, who hare these many years pleaded in behalf of our race, with that unmistakable sympathy which becomes the philanthropist whose heart beats for his countrymen in bonds, as bound with them. Kesolved, That a copy of these Kesolutions be . r -t . 1.1" 1. presented to tne L.tuerawr or oiner newspaper puuusu-ed in the city of Boston, Mass., for publication. Kesolved, further, That copies of the same be sent to the people of England and France, requesting their sympathy for us and our whole race in this our present political and very critical crisis. COLOEED EEGIMENT OF OHIO. On the 4th day of August, a large number of colored people of Ohio met in convention at Xcnia. Many of the most distinguished and influential men among them were in attendance. The proceedings of the Convention were in all respects harmonious. At 12 o'clock on the day the Convention met, a procession, said to be a mile long, formed in the County Fair Grounds, (where the Convention held its sittings,) and marched to the depot to meet John M. Langston, Esq., who was to address the meeting, in the afternoon, on " The Hour and the Duty of Colored Men to the Government." On account of sickness, Mr. Langston did not speak until the following afternoon, lie was listened to witli marked attention for over two hours. Ami as he spoke of the duty of the colored men of Ohio to come forward, and fill up the regiment now rendesvousing at Camp Delaware, he was heard with demonstrations of the liveliest interest. The following preamble and resolutions, adopted at this meeting, utter in unmistakable terms the sentiment of the colored men of Ohio, as to their duty towards the Government, and their determination to meet it : Whereas, We, the colored citizens of Ohio, this day aeeeuibk-d at Xenia, in view of what has already been done by the President of the United States, and the general Government, in behalf of the Africo-Ameri-can, have unshaken and increasing confidence in Abraham Lincoln, our President, in his administration and the General Government ; therefore, Kesolved, That we stand as ever on the side of the Government, and pledge to it " our lives, our property, and our acred honor," in it eflbrt to subdue the rebellion of the slave oligarchy of the country, in ita determination to emancipate the slaves of all rebel, to establish freedom in the District of Columbia and the National Territories, to welcome Hayli and Liberia to the great family of nations, to recognize the citizenship -of the native-born colored American, and t protect the colored soldiers, who, taking the American musket and bayonet, have gone forth at the call of their country to do and die for the Government and the Union. Kesolved, That we nre proud of the heroic conduct of the colored soldier who fought at Millikcn's Bend and Morris Inland, vindicating a they did, by their noble and manly behavior, their claim to the admiration and respect of their countrymen. Ik-solved, That it i the duty of the Colored -People of Ohio to fill up at once, by volunteering, the colored regiment now being formed at Camp Delaware. We understand seven companies of able bodied colored men have been mustered into the service at Camp Delaware. The regiment i filling up quite rapidly. Every day brings new accession to it number,,. Wc. also understand that Mr. Langston, agent of the Slate of Ohio, for Major G. L. Steam, is sparing no effort to fill up the regiment s oon a possible. Mr. Langston feel that his efforts in connection with this regiment will prove altogether successful, and that he will be able to present to the Government regiment of vuliaut negro soldiers. The men are well ph ased with their officers, as far they have been appointed, aud well satisfied with their treatment in cauip. GOSPEL PREACHING. Br. G ARRiaox, A week or two since, a young minister from Hill, N. II., exchanged desk, with the cler gyman of Andover, N. and he, thinking to draw i.s inspiration from above, instead of descending to me jn. wa ior it, took the Christian liberty to denounce American sing, instead of preaching every Sunday as many do against the sins of Assyria. Babylon. Eevnt. and Judea ; at which effrontery, a pro-slavery mn, of some wealth, arose and said that this bouse being ded icated to religious services, and not to the preaching of politics, the minister must stop, or else he should give but five minute lor the minister and congregation to clear the hall; at the expiration of which time he should lock the door. The minister said he should go on to preach his own sentiments, if he preached at all; at which the copperhead began to rave and swear, hustled the minister down stairs, and had it not been for two or three influential men present, who chanced not to be drunk, the minister would have received the same treatment that those do who tell the truth at the South. For years, I know from personal experience that if a minister utters a word against slavery, injustice, drunkenness, uncleanness, whoredom, &c. the party calling themselves "Democrats" (though they have no more right to assume the name than the devil has to assume the name of Christian) take it that w mean them, which shows plainly that the coat nicely fits them. They " want the minister to preach the gospel," which, in their estimation, means to preach against the sins of the ancients, and ignore those of the moderns. If it is not the duty of the preachers to denounce the sins of the present age, and hold up for example the terrible retribution which followed the vices of past ages, that men may be warned by their fate, then we are sadly mistaken. But a few of the congregation at Andover sympathized with the young minister. He was not at first aware that he was in a congregation, composed almost wholly of those who derived their inspiration from the rum bottle, instead of the fountain of absolute justice and truth. But the most shameful of all was, that they required him to draw up from their stagnant cesspools of abomination and filth, the fetid, putrescent effluvia of slavery, instead of imbibing the pure chrystal nectars of life, liberty ,'kand true righteousness. II. E. ILL ASS (Anglicus) HI A NOOSE. Thomas resnrtus (to Toji sans cullote). " Tom, you unfathomable dolt, I find you grub for a livelihood, instead of wearing your vest, and living in ease as I do. Bless me ! you will never look fit for heaven, you I" Tom. "Soft, sir Thomas! That is my affair. Brush up your clothes, and take your through ticket for paradise. I'll speak the truth, and take the risk of getting there sometime. Let me hoe my row." Thomas. " No I won't. I'll hire you for life." (And would awfully like to, but don't see exactly how ; besides, there is a halter round his literary neck that only needs to be tightened a little). JJExtract from a letter, dated Kingston, (Mass.) August 31st, from our esteemed coadjutor, Aaron M. Powell, of Ghent, (N. Y.) now on a visit to the Cape : "I had an excellent meeting here yesterday, and met with a very cordial welcome from several Liberator readers. The men and women, educated by a twenty years' perusal of the Liberator, (or Standard,) and are sattentive readers they are solid men and women of this period. Their underlying faith in the Kight, because it is Kight, and in Liberty for its own sake, is most refreshing. They are the standard-bearers in God's true church of Freedom. You have doubtless noticed the recently reported arrest of C. Euvards Lester as a spy! What a remarkable career bis has been ! An anti-slavery minister in Utica the early coadjutor of Gerrit Smith a delegate to the World's Anti-Slavery Convention in London author of the " Glory and Shame of England" appointed "our Consul at Genoa" a New York city " Democratic " politician the correspondent of the London Times a "Know-Nothing" a "Union" man appointed to a clerkship under the present administration a notorious hard-drinker and now under arrest as a Kebel spy ! I was made acquainted with him at the beginning of my lecturing experience in the first anti-slavery meetings I attempted to hold. He was sent for by some pro-slavery disaffected Methodists to disturb and break up my meeting, and did effectually his appointed work." Extract of a letter from a soldier of the Massachusetts 54th (colored) regiment : " Morris Island, (S. C.) Aug. 5, 1SG3. We had a meeting here the first of August, Ser-geant-Major Douglass in the chair, and the principal speaker a young colored man from South Carolina. Only think of that! in the sight of Sumter, within a few miles of Charleston, the hotbed of slavery, and centre of rebeldom ! No CojirnoMiSE. Gen. A. J. Hamilton, of Texas, has written President Lincoln a very forcible letter on the importance-of refusing all compromise with returning rebel States. lie says that the proclamation is irrevocable; that discretion and power ceased with the act which, in the exercise of constitutional power, proclaimed freedom to the slaves in the States it embraced. He entreats the President not to listen to the advice of the friends of slavery, and so rob himself of the gratitude and admiration of mankind. A New Map for the People. We have received from the publishers, B. B. Kussell, 574 Washington Street, Boston, Lloyd & Co.'s great County Map of the United States. This map hasjust been engraved, and includes each entire county from the northern boundary of our great lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, and from the St. Croix to the golden shores of California, containing all the towns, rivers and mountains, &c, made famous by the war, and not on other maps. It is 40 x 50, beautifully colored, and is sold in sheets at 00 cents each, mounted $1,25. The. late Col. Kobert G. Shaw won high regard from his superior officers in his shcrt but brilliant career at the South. By the following letter, it will bo seen that Gen. Gillmore has fully endorsed the merited eulogy of Gen. Saxton : Headquarters Ihpartmrnt of the South, Morris Island, S. C.Aua. 11, 1H3. General: I have seen in the ........ " tn i In. colori'il soldiers and treed- men of this department," on the heroic conduct of Col. Kobert G. Shaw, Fifty-Fourth. Kegiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. I desire to add my testimony to the worth and gallantry of that estimable ollicer and gentleman. He was not only a good, but a brave man ; brave indeed to a fault, and I feel his loss severely. Should an opportunity otter, I desire you to convey to the friend of the deceased, and to your subordinate in thi department, the assurance of my high appreciation of bis transcendent patriotism and valor. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Q A. Gillmore, Brigadier General Commanding. Brigadier General It. Saxton, Military Governor, Commanding at Beaufort, S- C. ' A collection wa taken on Sunday morning in the Baptist church of Beaufort, in aid of the tur.d for the proposed monument to the late Kobert G. Shaw. Sixty dollar were contributed. The colored iwople seem to take a great interest in this eflbrt to honor Col. Shaw' memory, and we learn that a large sum has already been promised by the different colored regiments. There are now six regiment of colored men in this department, and a little energy is all that is required to raise a monument honorable alike to the noble dead and to the donor. Deaujort t rte South. A new native African journal, entitled the Anglo-African, was issued at La go on the Cth of June last. It is edited and published by Mr. K. Campbell, who went out with Dr. Delany, about three years ago. Frederick Douglass has discontinued his newspaper in order to give hi exclusive attention to organizing colored regiment iu the West, in conjunction with Adjutant General Thomas. Garibaldi's Address to President Liscol. The following is the address signed by the Italian liberal, In-ginning with the name of Garibaldi, who also wrote the address : " Caprera, Aug. 6th, 1863. To Abraham Lincoln, Emancipator of the Slaves in the American Hepublicc If in the midst of your Titanic battles, our voice can yet reach you, let us, O Lincoln, free son of Colpm-biis, send you a won! of good wNhe and of admiration for the great work that you have begun. Heir of the aspirations of Christ and of John Brown, you will pas to posterity with the name of the Emancipator more enviable than any crown or any human treasure. An entire race of men, bowed by selfish egotism under the yoke of slavery, is, at the price of the noblest blood of America, restored by you to the dignity of man, tn civilization, and to love. " America, mistress of lilerty to our fathers, open again the solemn epoch of human progress ; and while she astonishes the world by her gigantic daring, she makes us sorrowfully think how this old Europe, which also fights so great a battle for liberty, find neither mind nor heart to equal hers. While the revelers in "despotism raise their bacchanalian rejoicings over the fall of a free people, let free men religiously keep sacred the day of the fall of slavery. There are mysterious parallels in history the robbery of Mexico, and the Lincoln proclamation. Prosperity to you, Abraham Lincoln, pilot of libertv; hail to all you who for two years have fought and died around her regenerating banner ; weal to you, redeemed sons of Ham the free men of Italy kiss the glorious marks of your chains." Mrs. Beecher Stowe and ins Ladies or Edis-itCRUH. It will be recollected that in the month of January, we published a letter from the Edinburgh Ladies' Emancipation Society to Mrs. H. B. Stowe. Tlia following is part of the reply which hasjust been received : " The great work of liberation, thank God, is substantially done! Thank God, we live to feel that Slavery is ended. No more cofHes ! no more slave-markets ! no more scourgings ! no more fugitive 6lave laws! Instead, free labor! and an intelligent, well-trained black army ! My youngest brother, Colonel James C. Beecher, write from Newbern, North Carolina, where he has gone, under General Wilde, to assist in raising a negro brigade : ' The negroes had been expecting, praying for them, week after week, and the first three days 500 men enlisted. In each soldier's tent you may see a spelling-book for each man ; in the intervals of drilling, they are cleaning their camp ground; and when all is done, they sit down and study spelling-book. The colored women of Newbern, who last year were slaves, met, and subscribed, in ten and five-cent pieces, 100 dollars, their" offering lor a flag for the brigade.' ' ' My dear friends, a thousand grateful and pleasant recollections of pood days jn Scotland crowd uponjme as I write, but I am cramped and confined by neuralgia, which is brought on by writing, and cannot say ui uch." Scotsman. A Vallandigiiam Germ ax Paper Repudiated! The " Arbeiterbud7"or' Workingmen's Association,' of Cincinnati, at a meeting held on the 20th ult., unanimously adopted the following : Whereas, There is a party which calls itself shame lessly by the name of the Democratic party, and which asserts liberty to be licentiousness and anarchy, and that the liberty of the press is a justified means to undermine the free institutions of the people of the Union and establish a Government with slavery as its basis, spreading treason abroad, and which sympathizes with the damnable rebellion of the South, and provokes opposition to the legally constituted Government and laws ; producing desertions, mobs, murders, and incendiarism. Among the papers of the disloyal party, the Cincin nati Volksfreund is one that does homage to all this aforesaid blamablc tendency in the highest degree. and in spite of all moral rectitude and truth. We, as citizens of the L in led States, hold that the liberty of the press is an essential part of our liberty. Therefore we cannot be silent when it so disgracefully, shamefully and dangerously abuses this fundamental principle. Therefore, be it Resolved, That we condemn the Cincinnati Volksfrea, and which bears the convict traitor Vallandigiiam at its head, and we look upon it as a degeneration of the German press, and declare it to be a production deserving the contempt ot every loyal citizen. Where the Mob came from. The following is the vote of Governor Seymour's " friends," November, Seymour. Wadsworth. Mackcrelville, 570 58 Five Points, 312 GS Corlear's Dock, 405 40 Mary Street Dance-house, SCO 15 Thirty-three other Dis tricts of equal respectability, 10,552 1535 1,681 12.GG4 Seymour's majority, 10,081, or more than his entire majority in the Stale. These election districts figure on our police books as containing two thousand seven hundred and forty-three groggeries, two hundred and seventy-nine notorious brothels, and one hundred and seventy places where thieves and ruffians habitually resort, one hundred and five policy shops, with gambling and dance-houses to match, and also embrace the haunts of the murderers, robbers and incendiaries who figured in the recent "Reign of Terror." N. Y. paper. The Colored Soldiers. The State Central Committee of the Fremont Legion of colored soldiers give the following notice of the removal of headquarters from Utica to Brooklyn, where colored recruits from New York and its vicinity will hereafter be received : " All colored men who have obtained lists of colored volunteers for the war, and all who wish to serve either as privates or sergeants, and all white men who have obtained lists of men, are earnestly requested to immediately transmit such lists to the headquarters of the Central Committee, which has been transferred from Utica to Brooklyn, X. Y. A large number of men are already enrolled more are wanted at once ; anil all persons who can raise troops are hereby fully authorized to enroll names and send them to this headquarters as soon as possible, to the end that we may oiler ourselves in a body to the government at the earliest possible date. The Fremont Legion ought to be organized and presented at once, to show the government that we mean business. Respectfully, " P. B. Kaxdolph, " President New York State Central Committee. Headquarters, Brooklyn, N. Y." The Negro Troops will Fight. The following letter affords testimony on this point, from a well-known source, which cannot be controverted. It fully substantiates all that has been said as to the bravery of the Massachusetts 51th : Beaufort, S. C, Aug. 7th, 1803. Senator Wilson lcar Sir: Knowing that you feel an interest in the fate of the 54th Massachusetts, as well as in the problem of the human races, I will drop you a line to assure you that slander will not affect the reputation of that regiment in the two battles in which they have taken part. I saw them march along to the assault as steadily and sternly as the most veteran of the battalion. I saw them plunge bravely into the terrible abyss of death, which the darkness of night was rapidly concealing from view. As to how they fought, there is the long list of the fallen. As to how far they went, there is the tact of sixty being captured within the j fort, anil so admitted to nie by the rebels under the nag ot truce. 1 can testify that they bore their wounds with the heroic fortitude of the most determined veterans, and they died as nobly. Very respectfully, A. C. HAMLIN, Medical Inspector U. S. Army. Ocr Colored Troops. The following extrac from a letter dated Fort Blunt, Cherokee Natior July SOth, lai3, from a Captain in service under Gee eral Blunt to his relatives in Boston, will be found ir. teresting, and furnishes strong testimony to the valu of this branch ot the service : "At the outset, I was very much opposed to fightin with negro troops, but I have now been in two fighl with them, and they fight like heroes; they were a that saved my company from being cut to pieces. A Indian regiment wa ordered up to support the 2 regiment of Colorado Volunteers, but they could n get them to move. Meantime the enemy were d reeling all the fire of a whole regiment on Com pan. B, (the company I am with now,) when the order were issued for the first (colored) regiment toadvanc to the support of the battalion of the 2d Colorado, an they (the colored regiment) rushed in with a will, an received the tire, and let our men shift their positio a little to the right and more in advance, preparator to our charging the enemy's field work. Among the trophies, or rather among the camp an garrison equipage taken, were a thousand shackler and the rebel prisoners eay that they intended thei for the colored regiment. Thi will be reuienibere by them In the coining light, and will cost many a n bellife, have what fortune they may." Captain Daniel J. Preston, of the 85th regimen has been appointed Major of a colored regiment, an. ordered to report at Newbern, N. C. Negbo Soldiebs. There was never any excuse for the scepticism a to the negro's capacity for fighting. The slaveholder never showed it. and never had it. Years ago, Ilt-nry A. Wise said in a letter to South-Side Adams: "With white officers I would fight a regiment of them against any foreign troops which could land on our shores. They are faithful and they are brave, and more disinterested than the white man. They are joyous in temperament and patient, as their nerve are coarse and 6trong." And he followed up this with the following elaborate eulogy on the race as a whole: " The descendants of Africa now here in bondage in the United States are en masste, a a whole wealth of people, in bodily comfort, morality, enlightenment, Christianity and actual personal freedom worth more than their mother country entire, not excepting the Europeans there combined with the natives." What Africa is worth per foot or acre, it would be difficult to say, but Wise's estimate of the value of the negro race is a high one. If he had said worth more than the whole copperhead party, he would have greatly under-estimated their worth. " Warrington," in the Springfield Republican. Re-Esslaviso Fbeedmes. The Washington Chronicle publishes the following extract from a letter of the Hon. Kobert J. Walker, (now in England,) to a friend in that city : " Since the victory at Gettysburg, and the fall of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, suggestions appear that President Lincoln should recall the emancipation proclamation. This would ruin the cause here. The proclamation was legal, and as such it did emancipate the slaves, and they are now free. How can Mr. Lincoln re-enslave them 7 The past is irrevocable, even by Almighty power. Besides, it would be a breach of faith to the slaves ; and in view of their heroic conduct in battle, equally unwise and unjust- The Captcred Negro Soldiers. The Southern papers report that Jeff. Davis has placed the soldiers of the Massachusetts 54th and other colored men captured at Fort Wagner at the disposal of the State authorities of South Carolina. If this be true, they will not be exchanged, and President Lincoln's retaliatory policy will doubtless be put in operation.' The Scourged Slave's Back. The London Anti-Slavery lleporter of August 1st says : " A remarkable photograph lias been reproduced in England by Mr. Jones, photographer, Oxford Street. It is a facsimile photographic likeness of a Louisiana slave's back, taken five or six months after a terrible scourging, and exhibiting from the shoulders to the waist great welts and furrows raised or gouged by the lash, running crosswise and lengthwise, the victim himself presenting a noble countenance and fine physique. The "card" came from the United States, over which the New York Independent and the National AtUi-Slavery Standard recommend itshould be sown broadcast by the 100,000. We think a good distribution of it among those in our own country, who are anxious to promote a recognition of the slaveholders' Confederacy, would do no barm. It tells a tale which even Mrs. Stowe could not match, for it appeal not to the understanding alone, but direct to the eye. It may be had at the Anti-Slavery office at Is. Gd. each." How Ges. Pembertox was Killed. The St. Louis Democrat gives the following particulars: He was on his way to Montgomery, Alabama, where a military court of inquiry, to inquire into the causes attending the surrender of Vicksburg, was ordered to be held. While at Selma, Alabama, he was approach ed by aii officer of a Texas reigment, who accused him of selling Vicksburg to Gen. Grant. 11ns the rebel General denied, when, after further conversation, General Pemberton attempted to shoot the lexan, who, however, before he had effected his purpose, drew a revolver and shot Pemberton, the wound producing almost instant death. Our informa tion as to the death of this double-dyed traitor is de rived from the parties direct from Greenwood, Mississippi, where the report is generally credited. A Quaker ix Trouble. The New Bedford Mer cury thus relates the trials of Friend Taylor. He sighs for " peace in vain : " We learn that Samuel Taylor, of Fairfield, Mfe., President of the late Democratic Convention in that State, visited the city of Lvnn, on the 17th inst., and remained two nights when lie was obliged to leave. The cause of his departure was the feeling excited in that usually quiet city, by bills posted about the streets, containing extracts from Samuel's copperhead speech on taking the chair of said Convention. Our readers have seen in our columns specimens of the speech, remarkable not only as coming from a professed follower of George I'ox and William Penn, but as the language of a man heretofore reputed to possess common sense, lie found it as unprontabie to taice his shoe to Lj'nn, as it is said to be to carry coal to Newastle." Dialogue. The Boston Transcript produces the following brief dialogue between Uncle Sam, Secesh, and Copperhead, which has & point, to say the least: Secesh. Stoop down here, Uncle ! Uncle Sam. What for, Secesh ? Secesh. I want to cut your throat ! U. S. Guess not. It don't.want cutting. Copperhead. Yes, stoop down, Uncle ! U. S. What ! do you, too, want to cut my -throat 1 Copperhead. O, no never ! I would not do such a thing for the world ! I only want to hold your arms pinioned behind your back while Secesh. cuts it. 1 hat is very different, you see. U. S. No, I don't see it. Family Drowned. A shocking catastrophe oc curred recently in Black River township, Lorain coun ty, Ohio. Mr. llerwig, a Protestant German, witli hi wife and five children, set out about eight o'clock in the morning, in their wagon, to attend church at Amherst About an hour afterwards, as some men were crossing the bridge at Beaver Creek, they saw two horses struggling in the water. The neighbors were alarmed, and the horses extricated. When the carriage was drawn out, the bodies of Mr. Herwig, his wife and five children, comprising the entire family, were found in it, quite dead. It is supposed that in crossing the bridge the horses became frightened, and backed off into the river, where, becoming entangled in the carriage, all the seven were drowned. The New Collector of Internal Revenue. Edward L. Pierce, who has been appointed to the position made vacant by the death of Dr. Stone, is a young man of energy and ability. He is by profession a lawyer, but has considerable literary talent, and has written articles upon public affairs which have attracted attention at home and abroad. The latest of these is a contribution to the Atlantic Monthly. Like his predecessor, he is a personal friend of Secretary Chase, who gives this prompt indication of his own estimate of his capacity. lioxbury Journal. Cuba. It is said that upwards of 25,000 slaves from Africa had been imported into Cuba during the last year. When a cargo arrives, the slaves are distributed over the plantations, and the vessel burnt. There are only three small vessels to guard a line of coast of 1,500 to 2,000 miles. Great fears are entertained in Havana that the sugar crop would prove a failure, and that not more than half the estimated yield would be produced. Free Negro Labor. Dr. M. F. Banzona, the distinguished New Orleans philanthropist, and formerly a large slave owner, says the poliey of employing slave labor in Louisiana has been entirely exploded by the recent experiment with free labor among rice and cotton planters. Large crops are raised at less expense to the grower with free labor than with slave labor. Peace Meetings. A copy of the Raleigh (N. C.) Standard, just received, contains numerous reports of peace meetings held throughout the state. 1 his is the first movement in the Confederacy to end the war, and bodes no good to the fast-crumbling Rich-, mond dynasty. That journal still maintains its fearless and high-toned course against the Davis conspirators. The revolution there is fast ripening. Death or the Wife of Admiral Foote. " The death of Admiral Foote has been speedily followed by that of his widow, which occurred at her father's residence, in New Haven, on Wednesday evening, the 2Gih ult. ' The New Haven Journal says she ha been ill ever since the decease of the Admiral, but only a few days ago she was able to take the air in her istr-riage. Mrs. Foote was forty-seven years of age. Two son are the only survivors of the Admiral's family. Black Troops for Rebel Service. The following report which come in a Fortress Monroe despatch dated on Saturday is, of course, to be received with very great caution, the probabilities being altogether against it truth : Rebel papers received at Morehead City says that Jeff. Davis has decided, after a conference with the Governors of Confederate States, to call out five hundred thousand black troops, who are to receive their freedom and fifty acres of land at the end of the war." ' The Richmond Enquirer speaks rather contemptuously of Beauregard' protest " on the ground of humanity," and thinks that his protest will be of little use, unless he can disable the batteries that throw shell five miles. The Enquirer thinks that Sumter can never bo surrendered. The Death of Geo. W. Collamoee. : Gen. Col-lamore. Mayor of Lawrence, Kansas, was suffocated to death by damps in hi well. When he firs discovered the guerillas in town, he went into tne well, ; and his hired man named Keith covered it np; after; the trouble was over, the man went to the well, and found the General at the bottom. He went down, and j unfortunately met the same fate. A neighbor, named ' Lowe, passing along, went down to rescue both of; them, and was also suffocated. i The Lawrence outrage is the most barbarous act of the war. . It was an unmitigated outbreak of the most malignant passion, and equals in cruel ferocity the worst scene which history records. The men engaged in it were unworthy the name of warriors. They were only cut-throats and butchers, and find their fitting counterpart in the howling mob of Gov. Seymour's ' friends " in New York city. Uf-The fellow who figured as the leader in the late guerrilla raid upon Lawrence is described as a blackleg and adventurer of the worst sort, heretofore resident in Lawrence. His real name i not Quant-rell, but Hart. He baa seen service as a spy and freebooter generally. , ; : , EJf- The citizens of Platte county, Mo., illuminated their houses in honor of QuanlrelLon Saturday night, the 22d ult.! , . Kansas Citt, Mo., Aug. 31. Lieut. Colonel Clark,: with the 9th Kansas cavalry, returned last evening from the pursuit of QuantreU'a gang through Jackson, Cas and Johnson counties, Missouri. His command killed 40 perpetrators of the Lawrence massacre. Other companies have returned to their respective posts, having killed or wounded several of the bushwhackers. Among the killed is Capt Estes, re-' cruiting officer for Marmaduke. The whole number of guerillas killed, as far as known, considerably exceeds a hundred. The Draft in New York is finished. In spite" of the ardent wishes of secret, traitors, the most profound quiet was preserved not a riotous face was seen.' The whole number drawn is a little over 19,000, or one in six of the number enrolled of the first class, and one in five of the voters for President the highest vote ever cast in the city." 3- The rebel President has placed the soldiers of the Mass 54th, and other colored men captured at the assault of Fort Wagner, at the disposal of the State authorities of South Carolina. This makes it certain that they will not be exchanged, and calls for the retaliation policy heretofore announced by President Lincoln. The investigation into the burning of the steamer Ruth seems to show pretty clearly that the 92,000,000 in charge of Major Brinton was entirely destroyed by the fire. . A tornado swept over Buena Vista, Wis., on Friday last. Every house was blown down, three persona killed and fourteen wounded. . Edward Lloyd, Esq., a wealthy Welshman, well known on the London stock exchange, blew his brains out recently in despair at losses by the confederate loan. The Buffalo Express says that nineteen substitutes from that city escaped on Friday night on the way to Elmira. They put out the lights in the car and jumped from the train. It is said that five were killed. A despatch from Memphis states that over 100,000 (probably 10,000) bales of Confederate State cotton have been captured near Natchez. The Federal Grand Jury, under charge of Judge Trige, recently found three hundred indictments at Nashville, for treason and conspiracy, against the leaders of the rebellion in that State, and among the guilty culprits indicted are some prominent clergymen. Seventy-five locomotives and six hundred cars have been destroyed cn the Mississippi railroad since the first investment of Jackson, Mississippi. EJ- Among the 12th Ward (New York) conscripts is James Gordon Bennett, Jr. of the Ilerald. THE "PECULIAR INSTITUTION" ILLUSTRATED. We have a photographio likeness of a Louisiana slave's back, taken five or six months after a terrible scourging, and exhibiting from the shoulders to the waist great welt and furrows raised or gouged by the lash, running cross wise and lengthwiso the victim himself presenting a no ble countenance and fine physique. " Thi card photo graph," Bay the New York Independent, " should be mul tiplied by one hundred thousand, and scattered over the States. It tells the story in a way that even Mrs. Stowe cannot approach, because it toll the story to -the eye. Price 15 cents. Sent by mail, by enclosing postage Seven copies for one dollar, or $1,50 per doxen. Address Editor of the Liberator, Boston, Mass. ZT NEW ENGLAND FEMALE MEDICAL COL-LEU E. The Sixteenth Annual Term will commence on Wednesday, Nov. 4, and continue seventeen weeks. Lecture fees, $55. Aid will be afforded to a limited number of students needing it. Any person or persons paying to the College $100 can send a student froe of tuition through it course of education. Address or apply to the subscriber, at tho College, No. 10 East Canton street, Boston. 3t. SAMUEL GREGORY, M. D., Scc'y. MERCY B. JACKSON,' M. D., has removed to 62 Dover street. Particular attention paid to Diseases of Women and Children. References. Luther Clark, M. D. ; David Thayer, M. D. Office hours from 2 to 4, P.M. 57" NOTICE. Letters or paper for Tueodorr V. or Angelina Gbijike Weld, or Sarah M. Grimkk, should be directed to West Newton, (Mass.) instead of Perth Ainboy, (N. J.) until further notice. J" LECTURES BY AARON M. POWELL. The friends of the cause of the enslaved on Nantucket, Capo Cod, and in the Southern portions of this State, wll doubtless bo glad to hear that our faithful and indefatigable coadjutor, Aabox 21. Powell, will visit their localities in the course of the next ensuing weeks, to address the people on the momentous issues of the present hour. Wo bespeak for him an attentive hearing. 2T AARON M. POWELL will speak at Nantucket, " Sunday, August C. ' Barnstable, Tuesday, " 8. ST E. H. IIEYW00D will speak in Natick, Sunday, Sept. C, at half-past 10, A. M., and 2 and 7, P. M. DIED In Lancaster Co., Pa., on the 14th of August, Amos Gilbert, in the 81st year of hi ago-Descended from an ancestor who liberated hi slaves from a conscientious conviction that man had no right to property in his fellow-man, before the Commonwealth led the way in legislative emancipation, he was true to the hereditary principles of his family, bearing a firm and constant testimony against American slavery; in season and out of season, and was actively engaged more than half a century ago in aiding fugitive's in their efforts to escape from Southern bondage. lie was, for some time, editor of The Genius of Universal Emancipation, established by Benjamin Lundy, with whom he was on terms of personal intimacy. He discharged this duty at the capital of the nation, at a time when to speak the truth of the Great American Crime against Humanity exposed the friend of liberty to the danger of assassination. Ilia testimony was so faithful to the last, that more than one Abolitionist who had lowered his standard to the mere support of "the Union and the Government,"" wa offended with hi stringent applications of unadulterated truth ; and he died as he lived, unpopular with all bat the perfectly faithful. ' ' May hi reward be that of the just made perfect, and may our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ receive him into hi blessed kingdom ! fW We have long known and regarded the deceased friend, whose death we are now called upon to record, as one of the most upright and faithful of the Ami-Slavery host a a fearless investigator and lover of the truth, an independent thinker, and a friend of progress and reform in their widest manifestation. lie wu, occasionally, a contributor to the columns of the Liberator, hi stylo always marked by clearness and precision, and hi suggestion or criticisms worthy of consideration. A truly good man has departed. Ed. Lib. . On the Cth of August, of congestion of the brain, at the residence of his father-in-law, Thomas Uambleton, Eli as Weaver, aged 32 years, Professor of Natural Science in the State Normal School at Millersville, Pa. Obituary notice next week. '' rpUE UNAVAILING CRY : A Sermon for all Times. I By Rev. Alexander Clark, Editor of " Clark's School uitor." J ust published price 10 cents, post-paid. Address W. S, A ALFRED MARTIEX, I'ubluhcrM, Sept. 4. GOG, Chestnut street, Philadelphia. SPEECHES, .LECTUEES, LETTERS, BT WENDELL PHILLIPS : FIFTn Til O US AND . ; 'i' In Oi'e Volume, Crown Octavo, 570 pp. Three editions of this classical wok are baaed. - The Library Edition i printed on clear new type, mod Una tinted linen paper ; bound in rich English green and maroon vellum cloth ; with an illuminated title, and Qlutrated witbi an excellent portrait of Mr. Phniips, on Meet, by H. Wright Smith. Gotten npat the Cambridge TJnivenity Preee, U Is presented as a choice triumph of American weetaanaehlp, it will challenge the moxt futkUoo eriticia a arpeci-men of book-manu&cture. The Boston Post characterixr it a ' luxurious style of book-nutkiug." Price 92 25. Thi edition will be sold by Agents only, until the first of January next. " The Tra4e Edition is printed from the am type, bnt on thin, common paper, with the portrait In cheaper style, and bound In boards. Price $1 CO. - . ; The People! edition W on the amine paper, but without a portrmir, and ia paper covers. . , This volume haa been revised by Mr. PhUIipa hunaelf, and contains about one-balf of his published tpeechea that have been reported during the but ten year. ' It ii the only cot-lection of hi speeches extant. CONTENTS: The Murder of Lovejoy. Mr.' PAMipi? , First Speech in Boston, delivered Dee. '1 3, 1S37, which at once established his fame as one of the ables, of lirinj ora tors. ... ii." : ; : ' : : Woman's Rights. Speech at Worcester, ;'. Oct. 15, ISol, with the Hesolutions em- , bodying the whole philosophy of the JJV . mens liights Movement, prepared wid presented by Air. JPhillips III. Public Opinion. Jan. 28, 1852. IT. Surrender of Sims. Jan. 30, 1852. Sims Anniversary. April 12, 1852. . vi. : ' : Philosophy of the Abolition Movement, Jan. '11, 15553. VII. Removal of Jndge Lorinjr. Feb. 20, 1855. VIII. The Boston Mob. Oct. 21, 1855. . . ix. .... ' The Pilgrims. Dec 21, 1855. , X. Letter to Judge Shaw and President Walker. Aug. 1, 1859. XI. Idols. Oct. 4, 1859. XII. Harper's Ferry.. Nov. 1. 1859. xm. Burial of John Brown. Delivered at the Grave of the Martyr, Dec. 3, 1859. . : XIV. Lincoln's Election. JVW. 9, 18G0. xv . Mobs and Education. Dec 21, 1800. i XVI. Disunion. , Jan. 20, 1861. XVII. k .' : ' -L Progress. Feb. 17, 1861. xvm. -Under the Flag. 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