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[[double line with upper line bold and double space between 1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th, and 5th and 6th columns]] [[left flush]] FEBRUARY 8. [[//left flush]] [[centered]] THE LIBERATOR. [[//centered]] [[right flush]] 23 [[//right flush]] [[double line double space between 1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th, and 5th and 6th columns]] [[first column]] [[centered in column]] THE LIBERATOR. [[stylized line centered in column]] No Union with Slaveholders. [[stylized line centered in column]] BOSTON, FEBRUARY 8, 1856 [[double line spanning width of column]] THE NORTH VICTORIOUS! [[//centered in column]] After a sharp conflict of two months' duration, between the Spirit of Freedom and the Slave Power, Congress was organized on Saturday last by the election of Hon. NATHANIEL P. BANKS, of Massachusetts, as Speaker of the House of Representatives, on the one hundred and thirty-third ballot! The vote was decided by a plurality, and stood as follows:-Banks, 103; Aiken, (of S. C.) 100; Fuller, (of Pa.) 6; Campbell, (of Ohio,) 4; Wells, 1. Mr. Benson, one of the tellers, then declared that Mr. Banks was elected Speaker. Deafening shouts of applause followed from the Republican side and other quarters of the House. The ladies waved their handkerchiefs in the galleries. For several minutes, the disorder was beyond description. Mr. A. K. Marshall raised the question that Mr. Banks was not elected, saying the Clerk had no power to authorize such a result to be announced. It must be so declared by the vote of the House. The Clerk explained, giving reasons which seemed to be satisfactory for his conduct. Mr. Campbell, of Ohio, appealed to the honor of gentlemen to carry the plurality resolution into effect, and end this disgraceful scene. Mr. Cobb of Georgia regarded Mr. Banks as virtually elected by a majority of the House under the plurality rule. Mr. Aiken asked to be allowed to conduct Mr. Banks, as Speaker, to the chair. (Applause.) Mr. Smith, of Alabama, appreciated Mr. Aiken's request; if granted, he thought it would heal dissension, and pour oil on the troubled waters. When grown up men make a child's bargain, they ought to stick to it. (Laughter.) After further debate, Mr. Clingman offered a resolution declaring that by reason of the adoption of the plurality rule and the votes taken under it, Mr. Banks had been elected Speaker, and is hereby so declared. Passed-Yeas 146, Nays 39. Several gentlemen explained, that though they had consistently voted against Mr. Banks, they felt bound as judges, not as electors, to carry out the order of the House by voting for the above resolution. Mr. Banks was, by request of the Clerk, conducted to the chair by Messrs. Aiken, Fuller of Pa., and Campbell of Ohio. he was greeted with loud enthusiastic cheers, and amidst the profound silence that followed said: Gentlemen of the House of Representatives,- Before I proceed to complete the acceptance of the office which you have conferred upon me, I would avail myself of your indulgence to express my obligations for the honor conferred upon me. It would afford me greater pleasure were it accompanied even by the sef-assurance that I could bring to the discharge of arduous and delicate duties, always difficult, but now environed with unusual difficulties, any capacity commensurate with their responsibility and dignity. I can only say, I shall bear myself, as far as practicable, with fidelity to the interests and institutions of the government and the country, and with impartiality, so far as regards the rights of the members of this House. I have no personal objects to accomplish. I am animated by a single desire of contributing in some little degree to the maintenance of the well-established principles of our government in their original signification, in developing that portion of the continent we occupy, so far as we may do so within the power conferred upon us, enlarging and swelling its capacities for beneficent influences at hoe and abroad, and maintaining intact in perpetuity, the inestimable privileges transmitted to us. I am aware neither myself nor any other man is equal to the perfect accomplishment of those duties. Therefore, as a man must be in such a presence, a suppliant for your indulgence and support, I again return to you my thanks for the honor you have conferred upon me. (Applause, deafening and long continued.) [[manicule symbol]] The slavocratic party evidently expected to succeed by the adoption of the plurality rule, at last. Mr. Smith, of Tennessee, said he had heretofore voted against the plurality rule, but as yesterday's vote indicated some chance of an election of Speaker of a man of sound national views, he now offered a resolution for the adoption of that rule. The resolution was then adopted, b a vote of 113 against 104. Not a single Southern representative voted for Banks, and only one Representative from New England voted with the South-Fuller, of Maine, whose constituents will look after him in due season. The news of this cheering result was received in Boston, by telegraph, on Saturday evening, and forthwith communicated to Mrs. Banks, at Waltham, and to the citizens generally, who speedily filled the Town Hall, and held a most enthusiastic meeting. Among the speakers were three clergymen, whose remarks were loudly applauded.-A large number of the houses in town, including two of the public halls, were illuminated, and bonfires and tar-barrels were blazing in every direction. Mrs. Banks gave a public collation, at which the two following toasts (among others) were given:- 'The Banks of Massachusetts-Above par at Washington. Slavery one hundred, Freedom one hundred and three!' Let us hope that this is but the first gun at Lexington of the new Revolution. If so, then Bunker Hill and Yorktown are before us! All we have to do is to press onward-right onward! [[line]] GILES B. STEBBINS. We have a letter from this true and faithful friend, announcing his intention to visit New England early in March. He has been occupied during this winter in lecturing before Lyceums in the Western States; for which purpose he has prepared two lectures; one, 'The Old and the New'-speaking of the reverence we owe the Past for its Good, of the warnings its Evil should bring us, of the signs of growth and cheer in the Present, and of our duty to always accept Truth and reject Error, whether old or new, and thus help a better Future to come peacefully. Another, 'The West'-descriptive of the wealth, beauty and extent of this wide land, viewed as educating influences helping to mould and develop character, of western character as it is, and of the type of character, life and literature which may be developed in the Future, with these materials and influences, if the duties of to-day are well done. The following are valuable testimonials in favor of Mr. Stebbins's lecture: Judge Wilson of Geneva, of the State Court of Illinois, wrote the President of the Elgin Associaton-'Mr. Stebbins has just given us two lectures, with which we have been much pleased.' Mr. Slade and Mr. Benedict of Aurora, clergymen and members of the Lyceum Committee, wrote the Secretary of the Chicago Association-'Mr. S. has just given a lecture in our course-a fine production. Any favor you may show him will be worthily bestowed.' The Aurora Guardian said-'Mr. S. well paid his hearers by and address on 'The Old and the New.' His lecture certainly gave him a high place in the esteem of his hearers.' Mr. Stebbins expects to pass the month of March in New England, and will be ready to deliver either or both of these lectures before any Lyceum or Lecture Association disposed to avail themselves of his services. We believe that his hearers will be well compensated for their attendance. For three weeks to come, Mr. Stebbins may be addressed at Rochester,N Y. [[line]] GEORGE THOMPSON, ESQ. It will be seen, by a letter from his son-in-law, (F. W. CHESSON,) in another column, that this long-tried and most eloquent advocate of the oppressed of all races, has retired from the charge of the London EMPIRE, and gone to take up his residence in India, where we doubt not he will be 'eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame,' and with his characteristic ardor will espouse the cause of suffering humanity in that land of British misrule and usurpation, as opportunity may offer. The best wishes of the truest friends of universal freedom, on this side the Atlantic, for his safety, happiness and prosperity, will follow him. Formidable as the distance appears which separates him from us, we are as near to him in spirit as though we grasped him by the hand. [[end of first column]] [[start of second column]] [[manicule symbol]] Read the 'Border Ruffian' message of President Pierce to Congress, on the Kansas affairs, on our last page, and then, as a fitting commentary, the following articles from the Kansas Herald of Freedom, of Jan. 19. THE WAR RENEWED. Two expresses arrived here last night from Leavenworth, bringing the intelligence that WAR had broken out in that vicinity. From what we can gather, it seems that the Council of Leavenworth passed an ordinance prohibiting the opening of polls in the city for the election of State officers on the 15th inst., under the new Constitution. Mr. SLOCUM, the Free State mayor, either had or did resign, and a pro-slavery mayor was substituted by the Council. The new mayor issued a proclamation in accordance with the direction of the Council forbidding an election. The judges, as provided for in the Constitution, adjourned the election to the house of T. A. MINARD, in Easton, some twelve miles north-west from Leavenworth, on the military road towards Fort Riley. These were opened on Thursday last, and the people of the district assembled to exercise their rights as citizens. The night previous, an attempt was made to get possession of the house, probably designing, if they could do so, to control the election as on former occasions; but they were prevented from doing this. The then attempted to take the principal Free State men in the vicinity, and blocked up the highway leading to the place of election. In all these movements they were frustrated by the indomitable energies of the friends of freedom. All day Thursday, parties of pro-slavery men were seen flying through the country, and watching apparently the movements of the Free State men. The polls were closed just at dark, and the ballot-box was sent away under an escort several miles distant. In the edge of the evening a charge was made upon the house, by a party of probably thirty men, or upwards, who had resolved to take the ballot-boxes at whatever sacrifice: but they were repulsed, and retreated under the influence of superior numbers who were convened in the house for its protection. Anticipating that the difficulties were over, our friends disbanded, and started for home about one o'clock on Friday morning. STEPHEN SPARKS, formerly of Rush Co., Indiana, a candidate for the Legislature, while on his way home with his son and nephew, was pursued, and finally surrounded by a party of a dozen or more brigands, who demanded their unconditional surrender. This they resolutely refused to do, and the three backed up against the fence, and held the enemy at bay, who, with cocked revolvers, threatened them constantly with instant destruction. Information having been conveyed to Easton, Mr. E. P. BROWN, of Leavenworth-a gentleman who signalized himself for his courage in the late war at Lawrence, and who remained with us to its close, a member of Col. Blood's regiment of cavalry-came to the aid of our three friends, and rescued them. Immediately after, firing commenced between the parties, the pro-slavery party in the meantime having been augmented to about thirty; and there were about fifteen with Mr. BROWN. The fire was kept up for several minutes, each party finally taking their position behind buildings in the vicinity. One Free State man, with a Sharp's rifle, dropped behind a snow drift, and from this breastwork fired upon the enemy as they exposed themselves. One of the enemy was mortally wounded, and another severely injured. Mr. SPARKS' son received two balls, one severely cutting his scalp, and the other in his arm. He was stunned at first, and fell to the earth, but immediately regained his feet and continued the firing. The combatants finally parted, in consequence, the Free State men say, of no longer seeing any person to soot at. Mr. MINARD, also a candidate for the Legislature,-as was Mr. BROWN,-was taken by a patrolling party near his own house, and was held as a prisoner at last advices. Mr. BROWN was going towards his home at Leavenworth, and was also taken and carried back to Easton, where the mob was assembled. They had resolved on hanging Messrs. MINARD and BROWN last night, and our informant is confident it was done, unless they were prevented by superior numbers. When our informant left the vicinity of the disturbances-about 4 o'clock on Friday afternoon-expresses on each side were scouring the country, and men were seen in every direction with guns upon their shoulders marching to the scene of danger. What the end will be, no person can divine. Our principal citizens were aroused from their slumbers about midnight, a Council of Safety was held, and Gens. ROBINSON and LANE dispatched messengers to learn further particulars. Col. BLOOD has got together his cavalry company, and will start in a few moments to see what can be done for the relief of our friends. In the meantime, the several Companies of Sharp's Shooters are again mustering into service, and every pound of lead in the vicinity is being manufactured into cartridges. LATER.-The statement that Mr. MINARD was taken a prisoner proves incorrect. He is now in town, having made his escape at the time he was supposed to have been taken. The stumbling of one of the horses of his pursuers, and the falling of the rider, was mistaken by those looking on as the arrest of Mr. M. He was pursued about two miles, and fired upon several times, but escaped uninjured. At Easton, in consequence of threatened disturbances, the election was adjourned to Thursday, as detailed above. Contemplating difficulty they had sent to Leavenworth for assistance, and eight persons, headed by Mr. E. P. Brown, went to their assistance. Mr. Brown was taken by the mob as narrated above, while on his way home with several others. He objected to being taken, and thought it better to sell his life as dearly as possible on the spot; but his associates urged him to surrender, claiming that they would all be slain. This he finally, but very reluctantly consented to do, in consideration of saving the lives of his companions who seemed so unwilling to defend themselves. He and seven others were taken back to Easton, and guarded through Friday. At night they took Mr. B. out, after releasing the others-for the purpose of hanging him, having their ropes and implements ready for the work. Some proposed a compromise-that they lynch him, and let him go. This was agreed to, when several persons sprung upon him with hatchets and bowie-knives, and commenced stabbing, chopping, beating an kicking him until he was felled to the earth, after receiving three mortal wounds in his head with hatchets, and numerous other injuries, any of which would probably have caused his death. After lying upon the cold earth for a while, consciousness seemed to return, when he rose and attempted to escape, but he was again taken, beaten, kicked and dragged to a wagon, which he was thrown into like a dead brute, and in this condition was carried ten miles to Dunn's groggery, in Salt Creek valley, where the demons went through the farce of attempting to dress his wounds. Finding that he must die, and human nature beginning to get the ascendency, he was carried to his own home, three-fourths of a mile distant, and given in charge of his wife. She interrogated him as to how he had received the injuries, and he responded faintly, though audibly, 'I have been murdered by a gang of cowards, in cold blood, without any cause!' Immediately after he gasped, and poor Brown, a MAN, one of Nature's noblemen, expired. Thus has fallen another victim to the damning sin of slavery! The blood almost congeals in the veins of every true American as he reads this truthful, unvarnished narrative of the termination, for the present, of another of the hellish deeds of the Border Ruffians. It is of the same character with numberless other outrages which they have practised in Kansas, and which the pro-slavery journals are constantly inciting to. It seems to be the determination of the Ruffians to slay one after another of our prominent citizens, hoping by so doing to intimidate us from exercising our rights as freemen. How long will Congress leave us thus exposed to barbarous inroads, without either vesting us with the power to defend ourselves, or sending us relief? Have they determined to wait until a civil war bursts upon the country in all its fury, and fire and sword commence their work of devastation and death? We cannot remain inactive much longer! The President refuses us aid! The Governor has joined with the mob from Missouri, and we are without protection! Had a citizen been thus slain by a party of Kaw Indians, the tribe would have been exterminated. Millions of dollars would have been ready in a trice, and thousands of armed men, if need be, to redress the outrage; but one after another, guilty of no [[end of second column]] [[start of third column]] crime, can be thus murdered, and the President and his officials silently winces at the circumstance, and calls it one of 'those unhappy collisions, among borderers. growing out of conflicting interests.' But we say to the President, to Congress, and the country, that a civil war is hastening upon us with railroad speed. The Border Ruffians are again arming themselves, and have resolved upon our extinction. We ask for the interposition of the general government, and that without an hour's delay. [[line]] THE STORM RISING. It appears evident from the signs of the times, that we are to have another inroad from Missouri on the Free State settlers. Preparations are being made all along the border, and threats of extermination are continually heard. The people of the Territory should be ready for the blow at any time. It may come in the shape of a guerrilla party, fifty or a hundred men on fast horses; their hellish work may be accomplished, and then they can retreat, as was the case with the expedition on Leavenworth a few weeks ago, when the press and fixtures of the Territorial Register was broken up and thrown in the river. It may come in the shape of a regular army with all the munitions of war, as was the case on the last of November. It may come in the shape of squads spread out all over the Territory, demolishing private dwellings and killing the inhabitants; but come as it may, there is no doubt but a concerted scheme is on foot for the destruction of the bona-fide settlers of the Territory, and the only question which needs answering is as to the time. Some think it will be on the fourth of March, when the State Legislature convenes at Topeka. Knowing ones among the Missourians say the Legislature will be broken up with violence. Others say that Jones, who writes "Sheriff of Douglas County,' after his name, is now laboring to hasten another issue. He feels that there was an inglorious termination of the former invasion-so far as he is concerned-and he is now desirous of trying his hand again, to see if he cannot mend matters, and re-establish his reputation. Our friends in the East may continue their observations in this direction, for all is not yet quiet. The volcano is slumbering only to break forth with greater violence. If the clouds thicken; if the storm shall break upon the country; if Kansas shall be plunged into fraternal war, and blood shall actually flow here, one of the most sanguinary struggles recorded on the page of history will transpire. The end can only be seen when freedom and slavery shall have rolled together in deadly strife, and the question shall have been decided whether liberty or slavery is national.-Ibid. [[line]] HELPING THE CAUSE ALONG! The New York Herald, of Sunday last, publishes the whole of the proceedings of the late anniversary of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society in Boston-occupying three columns and a third of that paper, in small type-thus giving them a wide circulation through the South, and enabling the slaveholders to learn our principles and purposes, without caricature or perversion. The motive for doing this excellent service to the Anti-Slavery cause is thus stated by the Herald:- THE MASSACHUSETTS ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY-TWENTY-THIRD ANNUAL MEETING.-We publish this morning, at length, the official report of the proceedings of the twenty-third annual meeting of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society at Boston. It will be seen that they make no secret of their seditious designs against the federal Constitution and the Union, but glory in their treason and their shame. In their most prominent resolution they declare that 'the one great issue before the country is the dissolution of the Union, in comparison with which all other issues with the slave power are as dust in the balance.' And in another resolve they declare that 'a constitution which legalizes slave-hunting and slave-catching on every inch of American soil, is to be trodden under foot and pronounced accursed.' It will also be observed that these and other kindred resolutions were unanimously adopted, with the advice or consent of such officers of the society as Francis Jackson, Edmund Quincy, Adin Ballou, Joshua T. Everett, Henry I. Bowditch, James Russell Lowell (the poet,) and others, of whom better things might have been expected. Women's rights and African equality are, of course, maintained by the society. Mrs. Maria Weston Chapman, Abby Kelley Foster, and other white women, meet upon the same common platform of abolition philanthropy and amalgamation with Box Brown, the eloquent humbugging fugitive slave, 'Miss Frances E. Watkins, a young colored woman of Baltimore,' and those hoary old infidel sinners, Lloyd Garrison and Wendell Phillips. 'Mingle-mingle-mingle!' What a sweet and attractive batch of social and political saints is this! And yet between the defiant, open-mouthed treason of this Lloyd Garrison asylum and the smooth-faced hypocritical pretences of Seward and his allies, driving at the same objects, the former is less pernicious and less dangerous to the Union and to society than the latter, in the exact degree to which the open enemy is preferable to the insidious and plotting traitor. Garrison and his gang are in the open field; Seward and his set are bush fighters, infesting the skirts of the highway. We may stoop to pity the insane ravings of the Garrison fanatics, but the stealthy movements of the Seward alliance require incessant watching and active resistance at every point. Read this anti-slavery report, and mark how naturally these disgusting doctrines of our infidel woman's rights and white and black amalgamation philosophers end in blathering lunacy and impotent sedition. Another visit or two from Mr. Toombs, and these unhappy creatures at Boston will probably become a charge upon the State. The gutter slang of this article, so characteristic of the Herald, needs no comment, and can do nothing to impair the force of the stirring proceedings to which it gives currency, and which, in that pro-slavery vehicle, appear 'like a jewel in a swine's snout.' [[line]] THE PERSONAL LIBERTY LAW. We stated on Friday, that the Committee on the Personal Liberty Law had voted, by a decided majority, that it was inexpedient to request of the Supreme Court and opinion upon the Constitutionality of the Law. This forenoon, in the Senate, Mr. G. W. Warren, of Suffolk, a member of the Committee, and understood to be one of a minority on this question, undertook to dragoon the Committee into this measure by moving that they be instructed to request such an opinion. This most impudent proposition was thoroughly debated, Mr. Warren himself making at least half a dozen speeches on it, but it was voted down, 13 to 18. The speeches of Messrs. White, Shaw and Dewey, against it, both on the propriety of referring the matter to the Judiciary and on the discourtesy towards the Committee, implied in the passage of the order, were very excellent and to the point.-Evening Telegraph, 5th inst. [[line]] VIRGINIA RAMPANT. The State of Virginia is becoming excessively dignified. A man named Parsons has lately been bound over in Blair county, Pa., for kidnapping. It is proposed in the House of Burgesses, that the Old Dominion shall step in between the laws of Pennsylvania and the defendant, and rescue him. A bill has been proposed prohibiting the said Parsons, under a penalty of $6,000, from appearing and pleading to the charge aforesaid. It provides that the Commonwealth of Virginia shall assume, on his behalf, all costs, fines and forfeitures. The bill further provides, that if the said Parsons shall hereafter be arrested and imprisoned upon the charge aforesaid, the Governor of Virginia is directed to demand his immediate surrender, and in default thereof, shall cause the write of habeas corpus to be applied for, &c. If his release be not then effected, the Governor is directed, ten days after the proclamation thereof, to seize and imprison all citizens, and to seize and hold all property, of the State of Pennsylvania and of citizens thereof, until the surrender of said Parsons, and to call upon the command the services of all civil and military officers of the State. It is further provided, that the provisions of this bill shall be extended to any other citizen of Virginia who may be placed in the situation of the said Parsons, &c. [[line]] A SHAMEFUL OUTAGE. Rust, member of Congress from Arkansas, made a most outrageous assault upon Mr. Greeley, of the New York Tribune, while he was coming down from the Capitol to the Avenue, on Tuesday of last week, by striking him several blows on the head with his fists. Subsequently, when Mr. Greeley was approaching his boarding-house, Rust struck at him with a cane, aimed at his head, which Mr. G. warded off, the blow taking effect upon his arm. Rust is a notorious drunken blackguard and bully. He attempts to justify his conduct by saying that he was provoked at the letter in the Tribune of Monday, in reference to a proposition he made to organize the House. [[line]] SENATOR HALE AND THE PRESIDENT. Senator Hale was treated rather cavalierly by President Pierce a few evenings since, while on a visit to the White House, in company with one of his daughters. The Senator desired to pay his respects to the President, when the latter very indignantly turned his back, refusing to recognize him. [[end of third column]] [[start of fourth column]] DREADFUL SLAVE TRAGEDY. Arrest of Eight Fugitive Slaves in Ctncinnati-a Child slain by its Mother-three others wounded-Deputy U. S. Marshal shot-Great Excitement. About ten o'clock on Sunday, a party of eight slaves-two men, two women, and four children-belonging to Archibald K. Gaines and John Marshall, of Richwood Station, Boone county, Kentucky, about sixteen miles from Covington, escaped from their owners. Three of the party are father, mother and son, whose names are Simon, Mary and Robert; the others are Margaret, wife of Robert, and her four children. The three first are the property of Marshall, and the others of Gaines. They took a sleigh and two horses belonging to Mr. Marshall, and drove to the river bank, opposite to the foot of Western Row, where they left them standing in the road, and crossed over to this city on the ice. They were missed a few hours after their flight, and Mr. Gaines, springing on a horse, followed in pursuit. On reaching the rivershore, he learned that a resident had found the horses standing in the rode as above stated, nearly dead from the hard drive that they had experienced, and half frozen with the cold. He then crossed over to this city, and after a few hours diligent inquiry, he learned that his slaves were in a house about a quarter of a mile below the Mill Creek bridge, on the river road, occupied by a negro named Kite, a son of Joe Kite, of infamous notoriety. He proceeded to the office of United States Commissioner Jno. L. Pendery, and, procuring the necessary warrants, with United States Deputy Marshall Ellis, and a large body of the assistants, went at once to the place where his fugitives were concealed. Arriving at the premises, word was sent the fugitives to surrender. A firm and decided negative was the response.. The officers, backed by a large crowd, then made a descent. Breaking open the doors, they were assailed by the negroes with cudgels and pistols. Several shots were fired, but only one took effect, so far as we could ascertain. A bullet struck a man named John Patterson, one of the Marshal's deputies; tearing off a finger of his right hand and dislocating several of his teeth. No other of the officers was injured, the negroes being rendered powerless before they could reload their weapons. On looking around, horrible was the sight which met the eyes of the officers. In one corner of the room was a negro child bleeding to death. His throat was cut from ear to ear, and the blood was spouting out profusely, showing that the deed was but recently committed. Scarcely was this fact noticed, when a scream issuing from an adjoining room drew heir attention thither. A glance into the apartment revealed a negro woman holding in her hand a knife literally dripping with gore, over the heads of two little negro children, who were crouched to the floor, and uttering the cries whose agonized peals had first startled them. Quickly the knife was wrested from the hand of the infuriated negress, and a more close investigation instituted as to the condition of the infants. They were discovered to be cut across the head and shoulders, but not very seriously injured, although the blood trickled down their backs and upon their clothes. The negress avowed herself the mother of the children, and said that she had killed one and would like to kill the three others, rather than see them again reduced to slavery. By this time, the crowd about the premises had become prodigious, and it was with no inconsiderable difficulty that the negroes were secured in carriages, and brought to the United States District Court rooms, on Fourth street. The populace followed the vehicle closely, but evinced no active desire to effect a rescue. Rumors of the story soon circulated all over the city. Nor were they exaggerated, as is usually the case. The incidents were too horrible in themselves to need exaggeration. For once, reality surpassed the wildest thought of fiction. The slaves, on reaching the Marshal's office, seated themselves around the stove with dejected countenances, and preserved a moody silence, answering all questions propounded to them in monosyllables, or refusing to answer at all. Simon is apparently about fifty-five years of age, and Mary about fifty. The son of Mr. Marshall, who is here, in order, if possible, to recover, the property of his father, says that they have always been faithful servants, and have frequently been on this side of the river. He relates that they never expressed any dissatisfaction in regard to their remaining in bondage. Robert is a young man, about twenty-two years old, of a very lithe and active form, and rather a mild and pleasant countenance; he is also spoken of by his owner as being an excellent servant. Margaret is a dark mulatto, apparently about the same age with her husband; her countenance is far from being vicious, and her senses, yesterday, appeared partially stultified from the exciting trials she had endured. After remaining about two hours at the [[letter e is upside down]] Marshal's office, Commissioner Pendery announced that the slaves would be removed to the custody of the United States Marshal until 9 o'clock this morning, when the case would come up for examination. The slaves were then taken down stairs to the street door, when a wild and exciting scene presented itself; the sidewalks and the middle of the street were thronged with people, and a couple of coaches were at the door in order to convey the captives to the station-house. The slaves were guarded by a strong posse of officers, and as they made their appearance on the street, it was evident that there was a strong sympathy in their favor. When they were led to the carriage doors, there were loud cries of 'Drive on!' 'Don't take them!' The coachmen, either from alarm or from a sympathetic feeling, put the whip to their horses, and drove rapidly off, leaving the officers with their fugitives on the sidewalk. They started on foot with their charge to the Hammond street station-house, which they reached in safety, and secured their prisoners for the night, although followed by a very large crowd of whites and blacks. The slaves claim that they have been on this side of the river frequently, by the consent of their masters. About 3 o'clock, application was made to Judge Burgoyne for a writ of habeas corpus, to bring the slaves before him. This was put in the hands of Deputy Sheriff Buckingham to serve, who, accompanied by several assistants, proceeded to Hammond street station-house, where the slaves were lodged. Some time was spent in waiting for the arrival of Mr. Bennett, Deputy U. S. Marshall. When he arrived, he arrived, he was unwilling to give them up, and a long time was spent parleying between the Marshal and the Sheriff's officers. The Sheriff being determined that the writ should be executed, Mr. Bennett went out to take counsel with his friends. Finally, through the advice of Mayor Faran, Mr. Bennett agreed to lodge the slaves in the jail, ready to be taken out at the order of Judge Burgoyne. Judge Burgoyne, having to be absent from the city to-day, will not hear the case until Wednesday morning.-Cincinnati papers. [[line]] LATER-THE SHERIFF TRIUMPHANT. At 8 o'clock last evening, the negroes were peaceably removed from the United States Court room to the county jail where they now remain. Jailor McLean informs us that the Sheriff has entire custody of their persons-that the Marshal can obtain them only by the consent of the Sheriff. The prospect for an exciting time this morning is immense. The people are becoming interested. [[manicule symbol]] On the morning of the 29th, the Sheriff made a return on the writ of habeas corpus, that the slaves were in the custody of the U. S. Marshal, and therefore, without his jurisdiction. This returned the slaves to the custody of the Marshal. By an agreement with all, the parties permitted the slaves to remain in the county jail during that day, with the understanding that their examination should commence the next morning, before Commissioner Pendery. An inquest had been held on the body of the child which was killed by its mother, and a verdict was found by the jury charging the death of the child upon the mother, who it is said will be held under the laws of Ohio to answer the charge of murder. THE SLAVE CASE AT CINCINNATI. The examination of the Kentucky slaves was begun at Cincinnati on Wednesday, before the U. S. Commissioner. Time was allowed their counsel to obtain evidence to show that they had been brought into the State at former times by their masters, and the case was to be brought up again next day. A meeting of citizens was to be held on Thursday evening to express sympathy with the alleged fugitives, at which several clergymen and others were announced to speak, and the Hutchinson Family were to sing. An admission fee of twenty-five cents was to be levied for the benefit of the slaves. [[line]] ATTEMPTED ESCAPE OF SLAVES.-The Staunton Spectator of Wednesday says, on the morning of Sunday, Dec. 30th, two very bright mulatto girls, one belonging to Mr. John Churchman, and the other to the estate of Col. Crawford, deceased, took the cars at Staunton and made their way successfully to Baltimore, en route for a free State. At Baltimore they were detected just as they were about to take the train for Philadelphia, and information of their arrest was immediately forwarded to D. Churchman of this place. On Friday evening the young ladies arrived at Staunton, having enjoyed, we presume, a very pleasant holiday trip. They were so nearly white that their success in imposing upon the conductors of the cars is not astonishing, and the only wonder is that they were detected at all. Since their return, the negro girls have been sold-Mr. Churchman's for $1050, and the other for $950. [[line]] ANOTHER ESCAPE OF SLAVES.-Six slaves belonging to Mr. Levi Dougherty, who lives on Fourth street, between Madison and Russell, Covington, Ky., together with two belonging to Mr. Gage, residing in the same neighborhood, made their escape from bondage on Sunday night. They crossed the river about eleven o'clock, and ere this are far on their way towards Canada. Their aggregate value to their owners was about eight thousand dollars. [[end fourth column]] [[start fifth column]] TREASURER'S REPORT. Receipts into the Treasury of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, from 1st January, 1855, to 1st January, 1856. [[entries are followed by ellipses, and all numbers are flush with the right margin of the column; numerical entries contain spaces rather than decimals]] From balance of last year's account [[ellipses]] $668 50 [[four space indent]] Donations and collections at annual meeting in January [[ellipses]] 433 22 Proceeds of Anti-Slavery Fair at Leominster [[ellipses]] 104 08 Concord Female A. S. Society [[ellipses]] 40 00 Reading A. S. Society [[ellipses]] 16 00 Proceeds of National A. S. Bazaar in Boston [[ellipses]] 3819 23 Worcester A. S. Society [[ellipses]] 75 00 Proceeds of second Bazaar in Boston, in March [[ellipses]] 566 80 Donations and collections at N. E. Anti-Slavery Convention [[ellipses]] 565 11 Friends in Milford, Mendon, &c., for a portion of fare taken from them as passengers to the meeting at Framingham, on the 4th of July, and refunded by the Boston and Worcester R. R. Co. [[ellipses]] 29 55 Donations and collections at Framingham Grove, on the 4th of July [[ellipses]] 68 17 Donations and collections at Abington 1st of August celebration [[ellipses]] 70 33 Proceeds of A. S. Fair at Worcester [[ellipses]] 510 00 " " [[Proceeds of A. S. Fair]] at Abington [[ellipses]] 243 69 Weymouth Female A. S. Society [[ellipses]] 75 00 Donations and pledges, and collections by Agents, during the year, as published from time to time in Liberator [[ellipses]] 2336 89 [[horizontal line under this final entry dollar amount]] [[//four space indent]] [[12 space indent]] Total am't of receipts [[ellipses]] $9621 57 [[//12 space indent]] [[two space indent]]Disbursements during the year. [[//two space indent]] Paid to Stephen S. Foster, for his services and expenses as Agent [[ellipses]] $157 02 [[four space indent]] Samuel May, Jr., for his services and travelling expenses [[ellipses]] 645 51 Expenses of Annual Meeting in Boston [[ellipses]] 116 50 Robert F. Wallcut, for his services [[ellipses]] 531 29 Rent of office, 21 Cornhill [[ellipses]] 250 00 Francis Jackson, Treas. of American A. S. Society, per order of Board of Managers [[ellipses]] 6243 80 $73 87; Reporting at N. E. Convention $60 [[ellipses]] 133 87 Paid Sallie Holley, for her services and expenses as Agent [[ellipses]] 590 55 N. H. Whiting, for his services as Agent 21 00 Transportation of books to England [[ellipses]] 7 54 Expenses of New England Convention [[ellipses]] 153 25 Wm. W. Brown, for services and expenses as Agent [[ellipses]] 265 55 Expenses of 4th July celebration at Framingham [[ellipses]] 44 29 Do. do. at Abington [[ellipses]] 44 72 C. L. Remond, for services as Agent [[ellipses]] 8 41 Per order of Board, for 1000 copies Passmore Williamson's Trial [[ellipses]] 15 00 For 150 copies of the Report of the Mob celebration in Boston [[ellipses]] 24 00 [[horizontal line under this final entry dollar amount]] [[//four space indent]] [[eight space indent]] Total am't of disbursements [[ellipses]] $9252 30 [[//eight space indent]] Leaving a balance in Treasury, on 1st of January, 1856 [[ellipses]] $369 27 [[horizontal line under this final entry dollar amount]] $9621 57 [[eighteen space indent]] SAMUEL PHILBRICK, Treasurer. Boston, Jan. 10, 1856. [[//eighteen space indent]] [[two space line centered in column]] I have examined the above account of the Treasurer, and find it correct and properly vouched. [[eighteen space indent]] EDMUND JACKSON, Auditor. [[//eighteen space indent]] [[stylized line centered in column]] [[centered]] DONATIONS [[//centered]] To Mass. Anti-Slavery Society, at Annual Meeting, January, 1856. [[two sub-columns within column five, separated by vertical line; names are flush with left margin of sub-column,and dollar amounts are flush with right]] [[first sub-column]] Mrs. S. S. Russell $100 00 Richard Clap 30 00 Wm. Whiting 10 00 Wm. Ashby 10.00 Dr. J. M. Aldrich 10 00 Atkinson Stanwood 5 00 T D. 5 00 Jona. Buffum 5 00 Henrietta Sargent 5 00 Benjamin Cheever 5 00 R. Clapp, Jr. 5 00 [[//first sub-column]] [[second sub-column]] Perley King 2 00 Lewis McLauthlin 2 00 E. J. Herrick 2 00 P. D. Gilliard 2 00 'Friends,' in various sums, 5 00 P. B. Cogswell 1 00 Geo. W. Symonds 1 00 Louisa J. Thompson 1 00 Edwin Thompson 1 00 [[//second sub-column]] [[centered]]PLEDGES [[//centered]] To Mass. Anti-Slavery Society, at Annual Meeting, January, 1856. [[two sub-columns within column five, separated by vertical line; names are flush with left margin of sub-column,and dollar amounts are flush with right]] [[first sub-column]] Francis Jackson $200 00 Wendell Phillips 200 00 Edmund Jackson 100 00 Charles F. Hovey 100 00 Samuel May, Jr. 50 00 E. D. Draper 25 00 Weymouth Female A. S. Society 25 00 Mrs. Samuel May 25 00 Jas. N. Buffum 20 00 Maria W. Chapman 10 00 Eliza F. Eddy 10 00 Samuel Barrett 10 00 D. B. Morey 10 00 Mary G. Chapman 10.00 Caroline E. Putnam 10 00 Silvanus Smith 5 00 John L. Whiting 5 00 Austin Bearse 5 00 M. A. Lockley 5 00 D. M. Allen 5 00 Cyrus Houghton 5 00 [[//first sub-column]] [[second sub-column]] Leo L. Lloyd 5 00 J. G. Dodge 4 00 John T. Sargent 3 00 Daniel Mann 3 00 Geo. W. Flanders 2 00 Deborah Kimball 2 00 C. B. M'Intire 2 00 Margaret B. Brown 1 00 Hiram Wilson, Canada, 1 00 Lucius Holmes 1 00 Moses Smith 1 00 Geo. W. Saunders 1 00 Samuel Miller 1 00 J. O. Messigner 1 00 Alfred Stone 1 00 L. S. Andrews 0 50 Jacob Leonard 5 00 Lewis Holmes 2 00 A. S Churchill 0 50 Patrick O'Connell 0 25 James D. 0 25 C. E. Spink 0 25 [[//second sub-column]] [[four space line centered in column]] [[centered COLLECTIONS [//centered]] For Expenses of Annual Meeting, January, 1856. [[two sub-columns within column five, separated by vertical line; names are flush with left margin of sub-column,and dollar amounts are flush with right]] [[first column]] Mr. Adams 0 50 Geo. W. Simonds 1 00 M. Haskell 0 50 D. Brown 0 25 B. H. Smith 0 25 Susan Allen 0 50 Johnson Davee 1 00 Sallie Holley 1 00 M. A. Wheelock 1 00 Mary Willey 0 50 L. H. Bowker 1 00 Samuel May 1 00 John Gordon 0 45 Wilson Warden 0 50 A. J. Johnson 0 50 Bourne Spooner 1 00 N. ------? 1 00 Deborah Kimball 0 50 Benj. Chase (N. H.) 0 50 Henry Whiting 0 50 C. Burton 1 00 John H. Crane 1 00 A. K. Foster 1 00 Edmund Quincy 1 00 Alden Sampson 1 00 Wm. Thompson 0 25 Isaac Osgood 1 00 Robert R. Crosby 1 00 Sarah H. Cowing 0 50 S. Rogers 0 50 D. Mitchell 1 00 George Miles 1 00 Helen E. Garrison 1 00 Jacob Leonard 0 50 Caroline F. Putnam 1 00 John Jones 1 00 P. B. Cogswell 1 00 Melzar Sprague 1 00 Hiram A. Morse 1 00 S.S. Foster 1 00 John Clement 1 00 C. Houghton 1 00 E. A. Kittredge 1 00 Josiah Hayward 1 00 Andrew Lord 1 00 Lucinda Smith 1 00 Samuel May, Jr. 1 00 Joseph Merrill 1 00 Eunice H. Merrill 1 00 Maria S. Page 0 50 M. H. Sawyer 0 50 Mary May 2 00 Sarah S. Russell 2 00 Alvan Howes 1 00 Nancy L. Howes 1 00 H. M. Carlton 0 50 Ruth Buffum 1 00 J. D. Gilliard 1 00 J. L. Whiting 1 00 Paulina Gerry 1 00 Sarah P. Remond 1 00 [[//first sub-column]] [[second sub-column]] Caroline E. Putnam 1 00 C. Cowing 1 00 J. Jackson 2 00 P. Shaw 1 00 C. B. McIntire 1 00 Moses Smith 0 50 Elbridge Sprague 1 00 Silas Hollis 0 50 S. Jones 0 50 Hervey Dyer 1 00 A. A. Bent 1 00 E. F. Eddy 1 00 Samuel Reed 1 00 L. McLauthlin 0 50 Samuel Barrett 1 00 George Miles 0 50 M. Wilmarth 0 25 R. Clapp, Jr. 1 00 Geo. W. Saunders 0 50 G. W. Putnam 0 50 David Merritt 1 00 Rufus Bates 0 50 Deborah Kimball 0 50 Wendell Phillips 2 00 H. I. Bowditch 1 00 Edwin Thompson 0 50 Francis Jackson 5 00 E. & E. H. Richards 2 00 Geo. Macomber 1 00 C. F. Hovey 2 50 A. T. Foss 1 00 Richard Clapp 1 00 N. B. Spooner 1 00 Alvan Ward 1 00 Ansel H. Harlow 0 50 Mary J. Silloway 1 00 Stephen Clapp 1 00 David Howland 1 00 James Bryden 1 00 Abigail Kent 0 50 M. B. Goodrich 1 00 C. Wellington 0 50 L. D. Parker 1 00 J. T. Sargent 1 00 Aaron Low 0 50 A New Hampshire friend 1 00 W. Wilson 0 50 J. H. Robbins 1 00 J. H. Jones 0 50 R. Loud 0 25 M. W. Chapman 1 00 Wm. Ashby 1 00 Joseph A. Howland 1 00 Wm. L. Garrison 1 00 I. C. Ray 1 00 E. L. Capron 1 00 Lewis Ford 1 00 Alexander Foster, Jr. 2 00 Cash and friends, in various sums 14 26 [[//second sub-column]] [[stylized line centered in column]] [[manicule symbol]] The Editor of The Liberator expects to be absent from his post the ensuing fortnight on a lecturing excursion to the Empire State. He will lecture in Albany, on Saturday and Sunday evening next; in Rochester, on Tuesday evening, Feb. 12th; in Buffalo, on Wednesday evening, 13th; in Syracuse, on Thursday evening, 14th; in Auburn, (probably,) on Friday evening, 15th; in Skaneateles, on Saturday evening, 16th-&c. &c. [[manicule symbol]] It will be seen that WM. WELLS BROWN is to lecture this (Friday) evening, at Saugus Centre. The meeting will be at the Town Hall, and it is expected that Mr. Brown will be accompanied by his daughter. [[end of fifth column]] [[start of sixth column]] [[centered]] ANTI-SLAVERY TRACTS. [[four space line centered in column]] The Executive Committee o the American Anti-Slavery Society have issued the following Tracts for gratuitous distribution:- No. 1. The United States Constitution, Examined. No. 2. White Slavery in the United States. No. 3. Colonization. By Rev. O. B. Frothingham. No. 4. Does Slavery Christianize the Negro? By Rev. T. W. Higginson. No. 5. The Inter-State Slave Trade. By John G. Palfrey. No. 6. The 'Ruin' of Jamaica. By Richard Hildreth. No. 7. Revolution the only Remedy for Slavery. No. 8. To Mothers in the Free States. By Mrs. E. L. Follen. No. 9. Influence of Slavery upon the White population. By a Lady. No. 10. Slavery and the North. By C.C. Burleigh. No. 11. Disunion our Wisdom and our Duty. By Rev. Charles E. Hodges. No. 12. Anti-Slavery Hymns and Songs. By Mrs. E.L. Follen. No. 13. The Two Altars; or, Two Pictures in One. By Mrs. Harriet B. Stowe. No. 14. 'How Can I Help to Abolish Slavery?' or, Counsels to the Newly Converted. By Maria W. Chapman. No. 15. What have we, as Individuals, to do with Slavery? By Susan C. Cabot. No. 16. The American Tract Society; and its Policy of Suppression and Silence. Being the Unanimous Remonstrance of the Fourth Congregational Society, Hartford, Ct. No. 17. The God of the Bible Against Slavery. By Rev. Charles Beecher. [[manicule symbol]] Application for the above Tracts, for gratuitous distribution should be made to SAMUEL MAY, Jr., 21 Cornhill, Boston; to the Anti-Slavery Offices, 138 Nassau, street, New York, and 31 North Fifth street, Philadelphia; to JOEL McMILLAN, Salem, Columbiana Co., Ohio; or to JACOB WALTON, Jr., Adrian, Michigan. [[manicule symbol]] All donations for the Tract Fund, or for the circulation of any particular Tract of the above series, should be sent to FRANCIS JACKSON, Treasurer of the American Anti-Slavery Society, 21 Cornhill, Boston. [[manicule symbol]] Fifty dollars will stereotype an eight-page tract, and print five thousand copies of it. [[centered double line, with upper line bolded]] [[centered]] BEDFORD HARMONIAL SEMINARY. [[//centered]] FRIENDS OF HUMANITY! We can now say, and say with confidence, that the Bedford Harmonial Seminary is well established, having a sufficient fund to keep it up ten years, at least, if nothing more should be donated. It is located fie miles west of Battle Creek, Michigan, in a rapidly growing community of liberal minds. Several new buildings are in process of erection, for the accommodation of the school. Families and students will find Bedford a very desirable situation. The large boarding-hall will be in complete condition at the commencement of the Spring Term. The expenses of a student for board, tuition, room rent, all, are about $2.50 per week. Students can also hire rooms on reasonable terms and board themselves. The Spring Term will commence on the 4th of March next; the Fall Term on the first Monday in September. The following br nches are taught in the Seminary: Latin, Greek and French; a full course of Mathematics; Natural Sciences and English Studies. Instrumental Music by Mrs. Howe. [[indented]] H. CORNELL, Principal. O. D. HOWE, Teacher of Languages. J. W. Talbot, Teacher of Mathematics. [[//indent]] J. P. AVERILL, R. CORNELL, L. HOUGHTON, E. Y. CORNELL, J. W. TALBOT, D. BROWN, H. CORNELL, Trustees. Harmonia, Mich., Jan. 23, 1856. N. B. All communications must be sent to H. CORNELL, Battle Creek, Mich. [[horizontal line centered in column]] [[manicule symbol]] ESSEX COUNTY ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY.- A quarterly meeting of this Society will be held at SOUTH DANVERS, in the New Hall, on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9th and 10th, commencing on Saturday evening, 7 o'clock. ANDREW T. FOSS, WM. W. BROWN and daughter, DARIUS M. ALLEN and other speakers will be present. By these services it is hoped to consecrate the new hall to the cause of Liberty, Justice, and Humanity. [[indent]] ISAAC OSGOOD, Secretary [[//indent]] [[horizontal line centered in column]] [[manicule symbol]] ANDREW T. FOSS and JOSEPH A. HOWLAND, Agents respectively of the Massachusetts and American Anti-Slavery Societies, will hold meetings as follows: Lincoln, Friday, February 8. South Danvers, Sunday, " 10. Andover, Tuesday, " 12. North Andover, Wednesday " 13. Methuen, Thursday, " 14. Salisbury Point, Friday, " 15. Portsmouth, N. H. Saturday, " 16. " Sunday, " 17. [[horizontal line centered in column]] [[centered]] MEETINGS IN MICHIGAN. [[//centered]] AARON M. POWELL, an Agent of the American Anti-Slavery Society, will hold a series of meetings in Oakland and Macomb Counties, as follows: Pontiac, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9, 10. Auburn, Tuesday and Wednesday, " 12, 13. Rochester, Saturday and Sunday, " 16, 17. Romeo, Tuesday and Wednesday, " 19, 20. Ray, Thursday and Friday, " 21, 22. Utica, Saturday and Sunday, " 23, 24. Troy, Tuesday and Wednesday, " 26, 27. Birmingham, Thursday and Friday, " 28, 29. Royal Oak, Saturday and Sunday, March 1, 2. [[horizontal line centered in column]] [[manicule symbol]] The Post Office address of Aaron M. Powell will be Detroit, Mich., care of Wm. D. Cochran, until March 4th. [[horizontal line centered in column]] [[manicule symbol]] WM. WELLS BROWN, an Agent of the Massachusetts A. S. Society, will hold meetings as follows: Saugus Centre, Friday, Feb. 8. Danvers, Sunday, " 10. South Dedham, Monday, " 11. Walpole Centre, Wednesday, " 13. Fall River, Sunday, " 17. [[horizontal line centered in column]] [[[manicule]] PLACES WANTED.-A colored young man wishes to learn the shoemaking trade; another to become a bookbinder. Also, a young woman desires to work at dressmaking. The best of references can be given Address WM. C. NELL, 21 Cornhill. [[double horizontal line centered in column; upper line is bold]] Emphatically 'A Home Book!' [[centered]] [[manicule symbol]]FOURTH THOUSAND! [[upside down manicule symbol]] GLANCES AND GLIMPSES; Or, Fifty Years of Social, comprising Twenty Years' Professional Life. BY HARRIOT K. HUNT, M. D. [[//centered]] This remarkable production is making its mark. The Reviewers speak thus of it:- 'A peculiarly interesting book.'-New Bedford Standard. 'It will unquestionably have a large sale.'-Evening Transcript, Boston. 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