The Lagarange, Ga., Reporter advises slave-owners to be on the look-out for negro-stealers. The editor says numbers of slaves have been stolen from that vicinity, some of which have not as yet been recovered, and probably may never be.

            Three fugitive slaves passed through this place last week and were supplied with means to prosecute their journey to the Land of Freedom— the Fugitive Slave Law to the contrary notwithstanding. Now God makes the wrath of man to praise him! — Green-Mountain Freeman.

            Negro Stampede. – Twenty- five negroes ran away from their masters in Boone county, Ky. On the night of the 2d inst. Among those who have lost their servants are two ministers.

            Another Legree. — Near Warrenton, Ga., there is (or was) a man on trial for the murder of his fourth slaves. The last one he whipped to death; another he burnt to death— literally roasting him alive, tied to a tree. He will probably be let off with a small fine.

            A gentleman named ‘James Hamilton’ has written a second letter to the New Haven Register, to prove that Yale College is a dangerous place for Southern students, on account of its anti-slavery tendencies!

            Hon. Wm. Jay, of New York, in a long letter, published in the Tribune, declines contributing to the finds of the American Tract Society, on account of his disapproval of their course in relation to the slavery question.

            Irenaeus Prime, notorious as the leading editor of the New York Observer, has gone to Europe. We presume he goes over to deliver an eulogy upon Haynau, — the Emperor of Austria having heard of his talent at defending the blackest oppression. – Hartford Republican.

            The London Daily News is reviving the question of the right of South Carolina to imprison colored British seamen visiting her ports, and makes out a strong case against the Palmetto State.

            The Free Democracy of Pennsylvania will hold a state Convention at Harrisburg, on the first day of June next.

            A terrific explosion took place in a coal pit at Wigan on the 23d ult. Thirty to forty person were killed.

            Gov. Bigler, of Pennsylvania, has withdrawn his requisition for Thomas McCreery of Cecil county, Md., on the charge of kidnapping the Parker girls. [ Pity such an old flunky of a Governor couldn’t be kidnapped himself.]

            William Cating was Friday convicted, at Hackensack, N.J., of the murder of the two children, Mary and Daniel O’Brien. Chief Justice Green sentenced the prior to be hung on the 28th of June.

            In Kyserike, N.Y., a man named Goslin pushed a mulatto girl over a precipice of 200 feet. Though about to become a mother, she survived, and after two days, crawled to a neighbor’s; but there is no hope of her recovery. Gosline’s jealous wife urged him to the murder.

            We learn from Kingston, Canada West, that the steamer Ocean Wave was burnt, in the morning of the 30th ult., near the Ducks, fifty miles above Kingston. She is reported to have had 60 passengers on board, only 22 whom were saved. In two hours after five was discovered, the hull went down. Those saved were taken off the wreck by the steamer Georgiana.

            Macaulay.— Late accounts from England state that two more volumes of Macaulay’s History of England may be expected in the spring; but add, that the author’s health is irrevocably shattered, and that fears are entertained that he will never be able to complete the work which he has projected. This will be sad indeed.

            Two of the Hutchinson’s— Jesse and Judson— are now at the Cumminsville Water Cure Establishment, near Cincinnati. Jesse was on his way home from California, and stopping to see his invalid brother, was himself taken sick.

            Haynau, the Austrian Governor, has written a history of the Hungarian war. The manuscripts have been found among his papers, and will probably be published. Haynau’s death was hardly mentioned in the papers at Paris.

            B.B. Mussey, Esq., recently gave a private dinner to Hon. John P. Hale, the expense of which was $500. There were but thirty- five persons present. This was nearly $15 per plate. The entertainment is represented as having been magnificent. Folly!

            Another Boston Merchant Dead. – James Charter, Esq., one of our oldest leading merchants, died at his residence in Summer street, 30th ult. He was 79 years old.

            Rev. Antoinette L. Brown, Mrs. Bloomer, and Miss Anthony lectured at Syracuse, N. Y., on the night of the 20th ult., on Temperance, before a large audience.


"Negro Stampede," Boston (MA) Liberator, May 6, 1853, p. 3.

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