Anti-Slavery Bugle from Lisbon, Ohio on July 9, 1847 · Page 1
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t'UULtSIIF.D EVERY FRIDAY AT j SALEM, COLUMBIANA CO., OHIO. ! JAMES HA UNA BY, Jr., General Jlgent. BENJAMIN S. JONES, ) , . J. ELIZABETH JONKS, ED,Ton, Committee: Samuel Brooke, James It irniby, Jr., David L. Calbreath, Lot Holmes. nil VOL. 2. NO. 49. AW qS.;jA. VE ArO VXION IVlTlt SALEM, OHIO, FRIDAY, JULY 9, 1817. SUp-EIOLDEfiS." GLEo WHOLE NO. 101. OiT Jill rtinittanctl to bt made, and all Utter relating to the pecuniary affair if the pnptr, to be addressed (post paid) to the Ueutrul Jltenl. OimmuHicatitmi intended for ietnr tivn to be addressed to the Editors, 0"TiriMs : S1.50 per annum, or fl.3 invariably required) if not pair) within six months of the time of subscribing. Advertisements making less thnn a quar insertod three timti lor 75 cents: n square f 1. Printed for lt Publishing Commit'. If G. N. HAPGOOD. From the Liberator. British Philanthropy. Our reader have already been apprised, that llio friends of negro emancipation, in Great Ilrilain, desirous of aiding in the peaceful extinction of (lie execrable system of Rlavery wlucli is nourished in this country, and especially of presenting lo Frederick Douglass a diken of llieir sympathy, regard, and appreciation of Ins talents and labors, have resolved to procuro for him a priming press and other materials, to enable Mm to publish an anti-slavery journal in the United .States. The following advertisement we copy from llowili'a Journal: SUBSCRIPTION FOR FREDERICK DOUGLASS. The outrage offured to thn coloreiLrac in the person of this distinguished and amiable member of that race, on quilling cur shores, lias properly roused the indignation of every friend of freedom. There is a general fteling that some striking testimony against this truckling, on the part of Eug'ishmcn and chartered servants of our Queen, 10 the worst prejudice of the. Americans, and in favor ol the noble-minded Duugluss and his oppressed fallows, should he given. It is thought th.t ns Frederick Daulass goes to his native, land, not only as a champion of the hluck Americans, but as the certain object ot attack r.nd contumely from the w orst portion ol the while Americans, it is both lilting and highly desirable to put into his hands a weapon not only of defence, but of victory. That weapon, Jl' all others, is a Printing Piuss! Armed with this, he may light out bravely Ihe great battle of freedom (or the slave, and respect for the free man of color. Let every enemy of slavery every friend nf justice and of God's truth up! and aid this great effort ! Lists for subscriptions are opened from a shilling upwards. Let every man and wo-imn, according to ability, throw down his offering, and a great act of national honor will be accomplished a great blow bo Rtruek at the root of slavery, and of tho taskmaster's pride ! Subscriptions are received at Ilowilt's Journal Office, 1T1 Strand; or by post-ollii-ii orders, or otherwise, addressed to the Editors. These will be forwarded to the general Treasurer of tho Fund, and a list ol all subscribers will be published. In the People's Journal of the present month, we find the following article: AN 'ALBION' PRESS FOR FREDERICK DOUGLASS. The proposition to raise a fund to present F. Douglass with a press, type, ice, originated with an esteemed lady of Newcastle-on- TyTretftr-s'ffliBrjnmevolent individual who proposed and accomplished F. D's ransom from the despotic grasp of the slaveholder. She conceived the excellent idea of having an Anti-Slavery paper, edited by F. Doug-lass, and worked by colored people so that the negro-population might have an organ peculiarly -their own,' in hich to express llieir thoughts, desires, and woes, in their own way, under the Intelligent guidance of F. Douglass, their successlul and worthy champion. Tho plan has matured for somo time and the warmest friends of tho negro race have freely been consulted upon the subject. It was thought, however, advisable to make Douglass's departure for America the season of public appeal in his behalf. Prior to his leaving England, the object was named to him, with tho view of ascertaining whether it would accord with his taste and feelings to be the editor of a paper. Ilis reply was at onco conclusive declaring it to be the object of his highest ambition to serve his oppressed brethren, by advocating their rights through the press. Elihu Burriit and other friends were also consulted, and friendly suggestions received from all the result being the proposition which is now before tho pub lic. It is calculated that SOU, will purchase a good iron press, sufficient type, and supply a small capital to commence the work. The subscriptions are going on most satisfactorily. Let us invite our readers to cist in their mite to aid this noble purpose. Subscriptions may be addressed to our eare, or to Mr. H. Richardson, 5. Suimiierhill-grove, Niwcaslle-un-Tyne; from whom subscription papers may be obtained by those who feel disposed to act as collectors. Some of our moulders,' we hope, will devise and cast a suitable devise to ornament the head of the press. A neat wood engraving to embellish the head of the paper (probably a double demy sheet), from some willing hand, will also servo to show our sympathy with the oppressed. 'A Typo' informs us that he intends to give 'a substantial mallet and shooting-stick to unlock the fetters of the slave, and another promises 'a planer, of good English oak, to help level tho slave system !' It is with pleasure that the friends of Mr. Douglass, in this country, have seen this evidence of regard for him personally, and of a desire to aid them in the most efficient manner in their struggle for the liberation and elevation of the colored population ; but there ore circumstances which render it inexpedient, in their opinion, to make such a present as is generously contemplated i; e, in that precise form. It seems to be the impression of our trana-atlantic coadjutors, that there is not a single newspaper either published1 or edited by any colored person in the United States; and hence their laudable desire to see one established, under one so gifted as Mr. Douglass. But they labor under a mistake. Already, there are not less than four such papers, devoted to the interests of the colorej population, and exclusively conducted by intelligent colored men viz: -The Disfranchised American,' publishfd in Cincinnati; The Mystery,' in Pittsburgh ; 'Tho Ram's Horn,' in the city of New York; and the National Watchman, in Troy. Three of these have been commenced during the present year, and all of whom are conducted with sufficient talent to reflect credit on their enterprising projectors. They fully demon-Nlrato the capacity of the colored population for freedom, and are probably quite as numer ous as can secure a living patronage at present. Since Mr. Douglass has relurnrd home, ho has ascertained these facts, and that the ground which he expected to occupy, with striking no long r vacant ; and hence, wc ,vc inarmed by dim, he ,Hs deemed it doth prudent and proper to surest to his British friends the inexpediency of sending over iq him the noble gift w hich they contemplate bestow ina upon him. Undrr all the circumstances of the rase, we fully coincide with him in judgment. Even il there were not so many papers already established hy Colored men. We are annre. derisive that his public usefulness would he f.biiilgr d, rather than extended, by tin attempt to carry on a mechanical business wild which he has no practical acquaintance, und the prosecution rf which might, in tho end be attend, rd viith pecuniary embarrassment to himself. It would be extremely difficult, if not impracticable, for him to supr riniend the editing and publishing of a newspaper, und at the same time to iccupy the field as a public lecturer, to any considerable extent. h itever leisure de may lind 10 use his pen an instrument which he wields wild much skill and etfect there are numerous miti-slavcry journals which at all limes would gladly publish his productions, and thus secure fur tiiem a wide circulation. But il is ns a lecturer, that his extraordinary powers can he the most successfully employed fir the promotion of the anti-slavery cause. In that department of labor, the peculiar circumstances tf his case bis prrsonr.l sufferings am! experience as a slave his fluency. address and eloquence bis notoriety mid widely increasing popularity nil combine to leave dim without a rival, and to render even a partial withdrawal from it, for any other purpose, a loss to our cause. Whatever tune, therefore aside from the duties devolving upon him ns a husband and a father he can devote to addressing public assemblies of the people, in Various parts of this widely rxiendfd country. In behalf of his enslaved br thren, w ill unquestionably be occupied in the best possible manner, and to the greatest advantage. As Mr. Douglass has suggested to bis English friends the expediency of abandoning their design to present him ith a press, Hi:, no doubt they will gratify their philanthropic spirit in another form. From the Liberty Advocate. Democracy of the South. LETTER FROM GOV. BROWN OF MISSISSIPPI, TO GOV. SMITH OF VIRGINIA. Executive Chamrer. ) Jackson, Missinippi, Jlpril 15, 18 17. " J Sir. 1 have the honor to acknowledge tho receipt of your letter covering Ihe resolutions of the General Assembly of Virginia, on Ihe subject of slavery, and riquesiing me to lay them before the Legislature of Mississippi a request with w hich I shall with great cheerfulness comply when our Legislature assembles. This will not ho until January, IS IS. It affords mo pleasure to say in advance that tde resolutions will meet a hearly response from belli political parlies in this Slate. Firm in their tone, elevated in sentiment, dignified in their expression, and reflecting clearly and cogently the feelings of every Southern mm on the delicate and deeply interesting subject of which they treat, they will, I sinceieiy trust, cluck our Northern friends in their mad career, and cause them to reflect before they force the South to thu last extremity. W hen Abolitionism first disturbed the quiet of the South, our people gave way to passion, and in terms fierce and bitter denounced the fanaticism w hich thus sought to disturb their domestic tranquillity. No appet.1 was deemed necessary at ihat time; no argument was resorted to, because, in the first moment of indignant excitement, the South felt that she could not discuss such a question w ithout admitting the right of the North to call in question the propriety of her institutions, which site was indisposed to do. Sde made no appeal to what sde deemed an excess of fanaticism. But tilings are i hang-ed. Tde movements of New York and Pennsylvania, in and out of Congress, tde evident pandering of Presidential aspirants to tde favor of Abolition, has dissipated the first feeling of confident expectation that this, like oilier heresies, would expire of its own excesses, and the feeling of irritation has subsided into one nf calm and dispassionate determination first, to exhaust all Ihe resources of reason and argument, in exhorting our Northern brethren to lkt us amine on this subject ; and if these fail, if the spirit of Abolition invade the councils of the nation, prompting the strong party to wrest from the weak the fruits of its soil, its property, the peaceadlc possession of wdicd was guarantied by tde Constitution, llicn, deplorable as may lie tde consequences, wo will feel prepared, having exhausted every fraternal remedy, to become enemies, and defend our righlswith those means which (jod and nature das placed in our bands. If other men will force this sad catastropde upon us, it is our duty to watch its approach and be prepared to meet it. The South must be united. The South will be united in the next Presidential election, if this whole question is not unqualifiedly withdrawn from the contest, by a pledge categorically made toad-stain from all disturbance or interference on the question of slavery during the Presidential term. No nian who sympathizes with the sentiments put forth in the "Wilmot Proviso," ougdt to have, nor in my opinion can get, a single electoral vote from tde Southern Stales. 1 know he cannot geta vntefrom Mississippi. We may not be in favor of es-tablishing the Kio Grande as the western boundary, up to parallel 36 degrees, and thence to the Pacifio ; but we will not submit to be told that slave territory is not to be acquired on this or on the other side of that line. On this subject there is do division of sentiment in Missibstppi. It is common ground on which Whip and Domccrj's cordially unite. The period is approaching when we shall be called upon to make n selection of i Pres. identiil candidate. It is impossible to see what four years mn? bring forth. Mighty revolutions' in England, France, and other countries, davo taken place, in much less time, and we are now Ht that point from which it may b disastrous in thn last degree to ni ike one tep forward without having first prepared the ground. I am opposed and in this I think I hut echo the common sentiment in Mississippi to going into convention with our Northern brethren, without n prior distinct understanding that the randidato selected mini not only he sound on this subject, hut beyond the tiint of suspicion. Il" an Abolitionist, ev n in the modified form of a ' Wilmot Proviso" man, is ele-Vated to Ihe Presidency, (which may God in his mercy prevent.) the South owes it to her do.nestie quiet, to the conduct which such an event may force her to adopt, to have no part or lot in the election of such a President. I am quite sure that nur Northern brethren will yet do us the Justice to yield to our reasonable demands. Wo have not asked money ni r patronage; wn have net asked for partial legislation to protect our labor; we liave only asked In be hi alone. A request so reasonable in itself., und so easily granted, will surely not be denied ; if it is, we owe it to ourselves to t ike care that tde denial shall come through a President of our own cbon. ing. IJ-! future events what they may, Mississippi will stand by Virginia in maintaining le r recently adopted resolutions, as sde ha always stood by her in support of her resolutions of 't'9. Very respectfully, , Your obedient servant, A. G. BROWN. Ilis Excellency, XV m. Smith, Covtmor of Virginia. From the Liberator. Reformers. Tho philosophical editor of the National Era. having located himself at Washington, in the District of Columbia the capital ' resort of the soul-buyers and eoflle-d rivers of the South, and the spot on which are located the national slave-prisons is so littlo disturbed by any thing that he sees or hears around him, that he funis ample leisure to draw the Portraits of Rbfor.mkrs,' with just enough of caricature, and sufficiently spiced wild inuendo, to make Idem dighly ngreea-die to every cool and calculating conservative in thn land, who, while he is as much in favor of true reform as any body, (if you will take his worn tor it.) is very far from deing either an agitator or a fanatic. An effort like this at such a crisis in the struggle of the weak against the mighty to give deliverance to the oppressed if made by the edilor of the New York Observer or the New England Puritan, would excite no surprise, and probably Hicit no remark. As it might seem insulting to suppose that the editor of tho Era meant to describe himself in any one of his sketches of those whom he designates ns either ' constitutionally hot-headed and dusty' or 'with little of the milk of human kindness in their hearts, and an irascible temper' or as 'narrow-minded, who feel, but do not reason' or who are 'constitutional declaimers, and dealers in tropes and figures, living only in a tempest' or who are 1 metaphysical reformers and creed-mongers ' or who are self-sufficient, ambitious, and who continue battling from habit, an appetite for excitement, and a love of leadership'; and as the aforesaid editor is too modest to allow us to suppose that he was describing himself in his portrait of the 'true reformer,' who is the perfection of wisdom and goodness, we beg leave to add another to his gallery. This reformer is well supplied with self-esteem, and is cautious to craftiness. With a fair share of talent, good intellectual endowments, but a lack of the moral abhorrence of wrong-doing which is essential to a faithful advocacy of the right, which was so strongly manifested by the prophets and apostles, which is one of the most striking attributes of God as recorded in the scriptures, which conflagrated the soul of Jesus, and which has distinguished all the great reformers of past ages, he imagines himself to he complete in all things, wanting nothing. He aspires to be a philosopher, and can look on slave shambles, and the sale of human beings at public vendue, and hear tho clanking of chains and the cries of outiaged humanity, with philosophical composure. Too phlegmatic or too calculating to be hurried into any excess of speech or language by generous impulses, be prides himself upon the fact that no charge of fanaticism can be justly allegul against him. Propriety is with him. what instinct was to FalstatT, a great matter. Though ostensibly engaged in one of the most exciting reforms, and seeking the overthrow of one of ihe most despotic systems that the pages of history record and though voluntarily assuming a position among bloody and cruel men, which, if occupied in the fpirit of Christian heroism, must exeite against him intense hostility he manages so discreetly, writes so smoothly, utters himself so inoffensively, and rtudies to dedave so gentlemanly that lie creates no alarm, excites no clamor, and is regarded even by ihe traffickers in human flesh with stolid indifference. And this he considers Ihe true way of conducting a reformatory movement ! In the plenitude of his wisdom, he is satisfied that nothing but courtesy is the one thing needful to put tyrants on their good behavior, and make tho path of reform smooth and flowery. If the old prophets found themselves in hot water, it was their fault. They were indiscreet in their acts, abusive in their language, and sweeping in their condemnation. If Jesus roused up against himself the wrath of the chief priests, scribes and pharisees, and subjected himself to an ignominious crucifixion, It was because he hr.d more zeal than discretion. Unfortunately, he had not the light which signalizes ff present ' Era.' Ho meint well, but ho haJ bad luck. If his apostles Were regarded ns disdranuersand madmen. and ranked among t leoflscouring of all things, it was because tdey dad an appetite for excitement, and a horror of obscurity. They evidently coveted persecution, to 'increase their consequence, and make their names nn abiding presence in tlin minds of their followers.' Nay, they often magnified tdeir sacrilices and u tiering, in a vuin-glorious spirit. One of them paraded tdeir experience, ns reformers, as follows: We nre made a spectacle unto tde world, and to angels, and to mnn, (what insufferable egotism !) Even unto this present door, we both hunger and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain morning place we are made ns ihe filth of thL world ' (so much for ranting, dealing in pcrenuitiiues, and lacKtng in sound ili?ure lion!) On another occasion, he ostentatious ly declared Of tho Jews, five times receiv- ed! I forty stripes, save one; thrice was 1 beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day have 1 been in the deep ; in perils of robbers, in perils of waters, in perils by mine own coun trymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; in weariness and painfulness, in watching often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.' Clearly, he was a ' self-sufficient and ambitious reformer,' who, in 'warring against tho wrongs of others, neglected his own heart, till he knew not what manner of spirit he was of.' The fault of all these reformers was, 'in judging of men, they left out of the account the influences under which their views and habits had been formed;' they were not philosophical; they dad neither refinement of taste, nor equanimity of spirit. And so of the martyrs of old, of Tyndule, WicklifTe, Luther, Ca'lvin, Fox, Sic, &e. How lamentable that they had not the editor of the National Era to show them how to proceed without excitement or opprobrium, and to beard the lion in his den without extorting even a growl. N. B. As the editor of the Era has finished his ' Portruita of Reformers,' suppose he next gives bis patrons the lineaments of the human kidnappers by whom be is surrounded, Hnd the wolves in Sheep's clothing wdo regularly officiate in the pulpits in Washington ! P. S. More discretion will be required in this attempt than in the former. From the Chronotype. Money against Morals. I am not about to perpetrate a sermon up on tde triie text, tdai money is tde root of all evil, nor do 1 intend to indulge in any pdari-Baical cant upon tdeselfisd propensities which prevail among tis in the scramble for wealth ; for in this respect, I do not suppose that this age or this community differs very essentially from other times and other communities ; but I wish only to note two circumstances w hich have recently occurred in this our very good city, which will show pretty conclusively, I think, that the love of money over-rides moral influences a little more decidedly than most of us tire apt to imagine, and that the most decided iniquity that is available, to make or save money, may be practised among us ith the greatest impunity, even though in older cases it may meet the reprobation it deserves. But to our (object. The managing nfficer of one of the money-ed institutions of ibis city, a man of far more tdan ordinary intellectual udiliiy and acquirements, and of hitherto unsullied reputation, has been detei ted in reaniu-xiug to his indi vidual capital, and appropriating lo his own use, certain earnings or shaving of the bank, with the business affairs of which, he was intrusted. Upon the discovery of this embezzlement, deep penitence was manifested by the delinquent, tho ni'sl prompt and ample restitution made, and the strongest appeals for mercy preferred. As an erring man who has suller-ed the punishment of an accusing conscience, und who must continue to feel ihe pangs of remorse, and mortifications of pride, it could be wished that some little abatement of the open and general indignation might be extended to him, especially by his brother Shy-locks of the street, between whom and himself perhaps, after all, there may not be much more intrinsic difference idan is supposed to exist between tweedle-dee and tweedle-dum. But let this pass. We have no desire to extenuate crime, thongd we may ofien wish lo mitigate punishment, and abate suffering. It Is sufficient to say that this affair is viewed with universal indignition by the community at large, but especially so by the more wealthy portion of our citizens. Let us now consider another occurrence which has turned up amongst us, one of far greater moral turpitude, and far deeper criminality, than that which we have been consi dering, and ponder upon the verdict hich, in this case also, has been awarded by the community to the oflenders. At Ihe instigation, or rather at the bidding nnd diiection of one of our merchant princes to his servants, a man has been kidnapped at noonday in the streets of Boston, and borne off into hopeless slavery, one hour of which, we have been told by competent authority, is more intolerable than an age of that political bondage, against which our fathers rose in rebellion. The perpetrators of this iniquity walk the streets unmolested by the law, and unrebuk-ed by the moral sense of this community ; nay, more, the prime movers in this transaction, the dead and front of this offence against God and man, openly boasts in the streets and through the public press, that his brother merchant justify the deed ) and approve the crime! Nor has this taunt met with any denial from the gentlemen of property and standing,' but with 6llent assent passes unchallenged ! If th unluc&'t financier were compelled to pass the hour of high change' In public presence, among his quondam friends and former moctateB, wo doubt not the severity of h runishmetit -vfuld esewsd the isfr'ica "f 'ho pillory upon ordinary offenders; but the successful kidnapper, the cool Deinntraior of n crime next lo murder, can naradn il,. i with entire impunity,' 'cocking beaver' in ...n i ce oi aay wttn perlect wmthatanct, and mingle, hail fellow, well met, where mer- cnaina mosi uo congregate.' Mem is a distinction, monstrous and onlos- hie, made between two crimes, anj the worst ! or it is, that the one of far greater turpitude j meets w ith sympathy and approval, instead I of condemnation and punishment from tho i public voice. 1 1 who steals a man. and dooms htm to hopeless and horrid bondage, meets no general rebuke from this ( hri,t,n ! ana Krpubhcnn community; while he who niciies mnnoy commits so gross an offence i against the l.od of our idolatry, that be can 1 nocr snow ins taco in the marts of trade, or ! the congregations of the pious. I uui upon sncri mockery of justice, pscudo j, . iiuoor, ana such a perverted sense of right and wrong I No respect whatever can be felt for the moral judgment of acommunity, which gloats with sanctimonious satisfaction over the pun-ishmeiit of Foilip Marott, while it sympathises with the impunity awarded to John H. Pearson ; nor can the least confidence be placed in the conservatism of the Law, when Ihe Temple of Justice itself is to polluted and controlled l,y a base public sentiment, that its priests and officials shut their eves upon a crime of the deepest dye, find refuse lo t .ke ccgnizance of hit iniquity w hich harmonizes wuh the supposed pecuniary interests of the luiiiiiiiiuiiy, JAY, I I Extinction of Slavery. An Anti-Slavery work is still p-oina on in the world. From various quarters the tidings Come to us, that the system is lotteiinir nr falling. Recent accounts from Smyrna, state tdat the slave trade of Esrvnt das received a dcatd blow. The government has issued an edict for the abolition ot slavery at the end of nny nays, ut course the slave market felt the stroke at once, and there was an immedi ate decline of sixty per cent, in the prices. i-orcuasers, even bt mis reduced puce, all stood aloof. In New Grenada the demand for the entire addition of slavery is rising. A writer in one of ilu ir late journals urges a speedy extinction of the system. He says : "That slavery is rs injurious to tho proprietors of slaves as it is to society, and that an immense amount of wealth will disappear from New Grenada if tho present alow and destructive plar for its abolition is continued. The emancipation of the children, leaving the parents in slavery, is said lo woik the most injurious effe'U; and it is necessiry to make them all free or nil slaves. The parents can only entertain hatred against society where it denies to idem what il bestows upon their children. The liberty of all, the writer goes on to say, is a thing which the legislature may hasten but cannot delay. He proposes that all should be made free simultaneously, on the 1st of Jdnuary, 1830, and thai the government shall pay their proprietors five per cent, annual interest on their value, and that after that time it shall not be possible for any person to be held as a slave in the territory of New Grenada." Effect or Neoro Emancipation. The slaves constituted formerly the wealth of the planters; now, as free and remunerated laborers, they are the soul of our island commerce, and, as such, are Ihe wealth of the merchants. Let us look back i.t the commercial revolution which has taken place in Trinidad since the dawn of freedom. The signs ol comparative wealth among the la boring people everywhere appear. The ureal change in their condition has greatly stimulated trade of every description. Mechanics of every class have increased a hundred fold among ihe lower order of society ; these are rapidly rising in respectability and wealth, and promise ;,t no very distant day in act an important part in the internal trade and affairs of the colony. In consequence of the possession of money by tho people, our island imports have increased to a most surprising extent in the course of a few years. Trinidad Spectator. The Store's Idea of Freedom. The following eloquent passage is taken from a speech delivered in the Assembly of Virginia, bv James McDowell, the present Governor of that Stato : "You may place the slave where you please; you may dry up to thn utmost thu fountains of his feeling, Ihe springs of his thought; you may yoke him to your labor as an ox which livrlh only to work, and work-eih only lo live; you may put him under any process, which, wildoul destroying his value as a slave, will debase and crush hi in as a rational being; you may do this, and the idea that he. was born to be free will survive it all. It is allied lo his hope of immortality ; it is the eihenal part of his nature which oppression cannot reach ; it is a torch In up in his soul by the hand of Deity, and never meant to be extinguished by the hand of man." Prejudge against Color. Rev. Hiram H. Garnet, an educated and highly respectable colored clergyman, in passing down Lako Champlain in the steamer Saranae the other day, was not allowed to eat bis dinner even at the second table. In deference to the aristocracy of the skin, he modestly waited till the first table had been eleared away, suppo sing lhat his ticket wou'.d entitle him to a mat nis nonet wuu.u buhuv una 10 a place at Ihe second wilhojt molestation. Af-1 u. .i. ki h. i ed away, and, not choosing to feed alone, like Wt I a 19 Bvui( foi si7 v t uiu" a beast, he Jasltd, and perhaps prayed also, until his arrival at Burlington (or the removal of the prejudice which subjected him to so much annoyance. Mr. Garnet says that at least two who sat at the first table were so drunk that tdey were scarcely abla to navi- gate. JJut it msUbitd not if tbsy wate -or.!- t 1 : Manners and Morals. tories. Hn addresses them to the Hon. Geow, B. Marsh, representative in Congress from Vermont. He started with saying lhal whil mnrals ruled at the North, maimers ruled at tho South; and before he got through the third number, he proved as dirret consequence of these two positions, that of tho two, Ihe Southern people were the met relipmis, and the Northern people the brst b.edl What ha will prove as U gets along, ns direct txnsr. quences from snJ conflicting with hi premi-in ses, we know not, nor he either nerhin,. ' ' p .n ii Genua-I... men Er- "Ram s Horn." """' ""imu.uujwii.uji. " tcp'.o neott-tt..'e.-7V:ivr,-. ViW Some save, who calU himself "a Northern man with Southern ritizenMiip," is writlnjr long articles in the New York Courier and Enquirer, upon the differences between North and South, which are probably designed for an argument in fivor of slavery in new lerrl. But while he is engaged in his logical labors. w-e c mmend to his special attention, a Cas of rent occurrence in New Orleans. On the 30lh till., the Coroner of New Orleans held an inquest on the. body of a negro boy, a runaway whose name was unknown, and who was found dead in the jail nt Algiers. The hny had been severely whipped, and left without medical aid for five or sic days; and the verdict was "death from the fffects of excessive (legging." We wish tint the " Northern man with Southern citi-senship" would tell us, in hi next number, w hether this c.-se belongs to the category of morals, religion, cr manners. The unknown hey was a runaway. This means that lis was imprisoned on suspicion of being a run away. He was not probably beaten by his master, for he would probably have carried him home for the purpose, and had some interest in his life. Was he beaten by the Jsi-lor? And if so, do the law of Louisiana arm jailors with .'ucA powers! Whether tda case belong to manners, moral or religion, tdey are of a quality which do not flourish at the North. FhU. Ledgtr. Free Produce Medina in A'ew Tork. XV o have received the grntifinr intelligence that Ihe annual meeting of the Free Produce Association of Friends of New York Yer.rly Meelirg. held on the evening of Third day last, in the Yearly Meeting House, was very numerously attended hy the members of that Yearly Meeting. This large attendance was probably the result, in part, of notice being given by the Clerk, in the Yearly Meeting, of the intended meeting of the Association, and its purpose being there approvingly spoken of hy several influential members; but il is believed, it may be more attributed to an increasing, deepening sense tdrougdout tdn Yearly Meeting of the duty of working with clran hands in our efforts to subvert the system of slavery. A snbsreiption wsa opened at the meeting towards Ihe establishment of a Free Produce Store in New York, and the sum of $550 raised, additional to previous collections. A l .rge committee consisting of several members within each quar terly meeting, was appointed to collect further sums. We hope lo give a fuller account next month. Xon-Slatclwldcr. J Colored Physician. Dr. David J. Peck, a son of our estimable townsman, Mr. John Peck, has returned to our city from the west, where he has been pursuing his classical and medical studies in the flourishing institution where color does not exercise so great an influence as in most of the institutions of the eastern ami middle States. Yi ting Dr. Peck is a graduate of Rush Medical College, Chicago, III. We knew dim while pursuing his classical studies under private instructors in this ciiy, and siw in him more than mediocre talentsand rich promises fir the future. We dave learned from several sources tdat Dr. Peck, wdile in tde Medical College bore nn excellent cdaracter for uprightness and gentlemanly deportment, and ranked among the foremost of tde members of llie institution in talent and acquirements. Wherever Dr. Peck may establish himself for the duties of his profession we doudt not tdat lie will be successful unless tdn prejudice nf color be mado to operate against him. Fill iur'A Telegraph. Boundary betveeen l'irinia and Ohio. The Governor of Ohio has appointed thn Hon. Thomas Ewing, Alfred Kelley and John Brough, Esqrs. Commissioners on tha part of the Stato of Ohio to meei ide three Commissioners of Ihe State of Virginia to adjust tho questions of the boundary and jurisdiction arising out of the contest whether the jurisdiction of Virginia extends to the middle of the Ohio river, or to low-water mark on the northern shore. It is expected tdey will meet in tdn city of Washington some tiino in the month of January next Missionary Enterprises The Richmond Enquirer styles the march of our armies intn Mexico, "tho progress of civilization," and says ihat " no one can deny that the war will exert a powerful moral influence upon Ihe destinies of Mexico. We could not understand before why Taylor and his officers had been elected members of Southern Missionary Societies, but this explains it. Elyria Courier. "The greatest and the smallest man in tha world," says the Boston Transcript of Monday evening, "arrived in town yeeierday morning from New York, via th Fall River Railroad : iz. Daniel Webster and Gen. Tom Thumb." 0- Will the Transcript please inform nt ,..l:l ; ,u A r .u . 0"Th (New School) General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States has addressed letters to tha Churches in Ireland and Scotland, in reply to their remonstrance tha countenance given by ii vi slavery, Billing mat II OOeS not 0601

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