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QL)t CVnti-Otaucri) CiigU.
Salens, Ohio, IVbmnrr 1. INS I.
LETTER FROM STEPHEN S. FOSTER.
J the Kililor ff the Mirhiiptn Free Drmnernt:
A friend of mine has called my attention to an
editorial article in your paper of the 13th tilt.,
which Is calculated to mislead many honest cuijuir"
eri after tnith ; and ns you have intimated that
your columns are opened to a reply, I send you the
following for insertion in your weekly i.sue. The
Article Co which l rotor is licaooil, ,urs. roster and
the I rco Democrai y." It is of grent length, nnd
is made np, In the main, of n tissuo of accusations,
Impeaching lier integrity ns an advocate, of the J
anti-slavery cause, and was evidently designed to!
prejudice tho pul.lio mind, nnd preclude her from :
nn impartial Hearing. Of the spirit of these nc-1
eusntions 1 Uo not purpose to speak, at length, hut
shnll confine myself, mninlv, lo tho accusations
themselves, nnd the circumstances of their allega
tion letving others to judge of the motive which
p romptcd them.
Tho nrticlo opens with a notice, In deprecatory
terms, of a letter from Mrs. Foster which appeared
iu the Anti-Slnvcry Bugle, an extract from which
you copy j ami after some rather general complaints
of hor course, you go on to say, " She and her hns
hand canio hero with war deelnrrd, in their hearts,
against the Freo democratic party nnd its organ."
This statement of our position, purposes nnd
Toolings towards th Free Democratic party nnd its i
organ, is essentially and radically fulc. It is true
that that we hnvo always regarded the party ns oc
eupying an unsound position, nnd ns wasting its
enorgics in a fruitless struggle for political power,
whilo the heart of tho people U yet wedded to sla
very. But we supposed that most of its members
woro true at heart, and that they would welcome
us to their Stato, ns we had been welcomed by ninny
( tho same party in other sections of the country,
to discuss, in nn niiiiublo spirit, tho grounds of tl if.
forenco between us, and to a united effort against
slavery, on nil the many points r.n which we are!
greed i and wo anticipated nothing but the most
hearty co-operation from tho mass of those who
compose tho Free Democracy, as your readers would
already havo seen, had you published the whole of
Sire. Foster's lettor, instead of nn extract, which
grves a fiIo impression. Wo went to Detroit, n,
wo go olxun here, for tho purppso of meeting the
friends of freedom, of all parties, in open, manly
discussion, to devise ways nnd menus Tor the over
throw of this giant evil. Thin wns our only pur
pose. Wo had no party to build up j no sect to
eurtain ; nnd we opposed none, except such ns were
giving their sanction and support to slavery.
Against such, nnd such only, did wo wur, ns you
vory well know, if you were present nt our meet
ings. And our wnrfaro wns of that open, manly
character, wlncli riiri-tianity requires. We did
not spring upon our enemies from ambush) nor
did wo first bind thom fast, nnd then thrust them
through with tho murderous steel. On the contrary,
all our meetings were entirely froo, nnd all porsons,
of whatever shade of opinion, wcrocordiully invited
to participate in tho discussion of nny and every
object which wns brought before them.
Tho ground wo assumed nt tlicso meetings was,
that slavery, under all circumstances, is sinful
and, hence, it is morally wrong to do anything,
knowingly, which sustains it. We represented the
Free Soil party ns practically involved in the re
sponsibility of sustaining it, in that they support
tho United States Constitution which, according to
their own interpretation, requires tho luppressiou
of a slavo insurrection j tho rendition of luiriiivo
laves j aud tho protection of slave states ngninst
Invasinu, even though tho invasion should be for
the solo purpose of giving liberty to tho slaves,
And we insisted that tho party should either put j
anti-slavery construction on the Constitution, as '
does Oerrit Smith, and act against slavery, with
onio appearance of consistency under it j or, with .
Garrison, rcpudiato it altogether, nnd, nnd taking j
their stand outtddo of the existing National Govern-1
.nicnt, demand its dissolution, ami the organization ;
of one which shall protect nliko tho liberty of nil i
iti subjects. Wo nlso took exceptions to the policy,
of tho party in voting for tho candidates of the
other parties for tho sake of getting support from
them iu return. Now, is there anything in this of
which any honorablo man enn complain f Is it
making war upon tho Freo Democratic party, to
give the public a correct representation of its po-1
You, surely, w ill not complain thnt the
party wns misrepresented. Or, if it wns, who;c,thn
fault was it? Wo represented it precisely ns we
understood it; and wo then culled on its friends to
make tho correction, if, in their opinion, any in jus.
had been done it. But, iu connexion with our
onjections to tho party, we nlso represented it nH
occupying less ohjectionablu (ground limn that of
the Whig nnd Democratic parties ; nnd as made up
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in mo uiiiiu, oi tne uttor portion ot the politicians
Most of the parly nro really interested in tho abo
lition of slavery, and, hence, there nro very Tew
octiona of tho country w here Wdnro not welcomed
by it friends and supporters. iMroit is nn excep
tion to a general rule, nr.d presents a striking con
trast to the city of Worooster, the placo of our
residence. In that city, last winter. Sirs. Foster
folloctcd of tho Freo Democracy. Two Hundred
Dollars, for tho uso of our Society, Twenty Dollars
of which were paid by the Freo Soil member of
Congrcssj nnd this is, probably, not more than
lhy have been in the practice of contributing un
nually, for several years past. Jn Ohio, too, not
withstanding your tlechuatioii to tho contrary, we
hare always received a cordial welcome from the
loaders of tho party, some of whom are among the
most liberal contributors to our treasury. And
even ia tliis Stair, I am cent lent wo should have
mot with no opposition fioru the party, had it or
tceu under the con
tivl (ft littln knot d
iersons, who lave "utolcu the liverr ut the court
cf Heaven to servo tbe devil in." This opposition
tt us is evidently tho fruit of rcli-ions bigotry, and
not of Interest in tho anti-slavery cause, or the
Ufccss of the party, ludoed, the authors tt it
liM shown Oieuuelves ready iit saci 'Uioc not wily
& nt tha rluve, but even tie jurty itself-, to
lie gratification of their .sectarian malevolence.
JU regards the ovgun of the Jinvty, I nmd only
aj, woli se cevrrliad any ppoition U it, exoept
on lb 'ground of iu mihrerfwntJ"jon of ourmdios
Mid our su'iiiU:a. Mad U kept to its own appro
priate mV of advocating t)x cii'. of Die rtv,
aud bot turned aida Jo ruim-rpre ut and truduto
tJ0 Iriioida ajid struts of i"le Ami-Slavery ocjoty
nni, enTi:iaiiy, Lad its columns been cjrsut to five
disevsiiuB, we xlioulj have lad aoeoutroversy witli
it; mf mm tOis rttutrnrr, chojill lio'e batW k at
o aox'diart, aod paved 0t sraj fur it to Uiin n
iVr ciinilalina. We never Lad a l torlr
evassrnta iu iiiCoewe, till ruuvinfel of It rur-
CrMe b kajgt wp vnr wj. Ljr ntxniiug to the lm
mmd deicai,Sie JwIVy of sVDurif UeralJ, u4 lLo
Veir Turk OWnu. But m lu"H aa U Uai) con
tmu ixa present emw, duly to lL slave UI rs-
Sho said nothing whatever ngninst any anti-slavery
paper or organization. Of tho connection of tho
churches with shivery sho spoke freely, and in
terms of merited reproof, uch us Christianity re
u quires, but ut the same time, with marked diserinii-
'nation. Sho pointed out such ns wero thoroughly
anti-slavery, nnd Id others gave credit for whatever
they hnd done in tho rifcht direction. And In no
instance did idio uro langungo moro sweeping in
its terms than that used by the Rev. Albert Barns,
tho distinguished nuthur of Barns' Notes cn the
New Testament, when ho says, "Tho langungo of
the ministry, nnd tho practico of church members,
'give such sanction to this enormous evil slavery
jns could bo derived from no other source" Of tho
Weslcyans sho said that, whilo they had separated
from the old church on nccouut of her complicity
with slavery, nnd refused slave claimants uicnibcr
sition? ship in their body, they, nt tho same time, ndmittcd
legnlizrrs of slavery to thoir fellowship nnd
pulpit. This evil sho called ou them to put nvvay,
'and to stand forth beforo tho world witnesses for
the truth, ngaiust nil who aro concerned in tho sup
tice jport of this bloody institution. Will you say that
quire us to oppose it hy every honorable mcatii in
You complain tlint Sim. Foster "cam to a city
whero thero wns a well established nnti-slnvcry or
Ionization, nnj cominenecJ her leetures without
slightest intimation to that orgnnir.ntinn, dis
pensing with nil tlio common courtesies of such
occasions ; Mid instead of cultivating a friendly
feeling, commenced nn iudiscriminating onslaught
upon nil anti-slavery churches, (particularly the
vVcslcynn Methodists,) nil nnti-slnvcry organisa
tions except her own, nn J all anti-slavery papers.
except those fir which sho was soliciting subscri'
hers. And yon then ask, as if confident of a
ncgntivo answer, "Was this like tho conduct of
Miss Sallic Holly, when, just before sho visited our
This complaint of want of courtesy on the pnrt of
Mrs. Foster, is a mere ruse. It Is without tho lonst
ground whatever j nnd, moreover, what is worse
it contains sevcrnl statements which arc- lander
J'tibrioitivnn, nnd which provo their author hnrdly
pushod to innko out a cnc. The fact is, Mrs.
Foster and her very intimnto friend, Miss Holley,
pursued precisely tho same course, so far ns this
matter is concerned, ltoth visited Detroit hy invi
tation cf prominent individuals in the Free Soil
party. Tho meetings of hoth were got np hy tho
respective gentlemen from whom they had received
tho invitation. Doth accepted such entertainment
while in tho city, ns wns provided hy the gentleinon
who invited them ; nnd n very pleasant homo was
that to which Mrs. Foster was invited. Neither of
ihcm Rvo lno "slightest intimation" to nny "woll
'organized nnti-slnvcry organisation," of their in-
tention to hvturo in tho city, except by a general
notice , and neither of them, I presume, knew, or
had even heard of tho existence of such an organ
nation. Neither of them mado any calls except
by special invitation, whilo Miss Holley as well as
Mrs. roster, was, I daro say, to far forgetful of
what was duo to courtesy, ns to "fail to advise
itlicr tho Committee or the editors of her coming,"
except tho ono from whom sho received her invito
You complain that neither "she nor hor husband
called on us," vou. True. But whoso fault wns
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cepted nn invitation from yon, hnd it been exten
ded to us. You knew of our nrrival in tho city,
nnd met us on the first day of our meetings, but
exprcrsed no with to receive n enll from us. But
I did call twico at your office, for tho purpose of nn
interview wiih you relative to our operations in the
city nnd state, but wns told that you wero absent.
My first call wns prior to our meeting. From your
treatment if Mn-s Holley we took you to be nn
abolitionist, nnd not a mere partisan politician, or
cctarinii bigot; nnd, hence, wo hoped to secure
your co-operaiion in tho work of converting the
State to anti-slavery, without regard to the effect it
might hnve on your particular party, or sect. But
in this, I am sorry to say, wo havo been sadly dis
You add, in connection with this complaint,
"Nor, nftcr thoy commenced their lectures, woro
we able to ascertuin whoro thoy w oro stopping."
Bright mnn! Wo wero lecturing nightly at the
City Hull, under a notico issued in your paper
you wero present nt our first meeting, nnd introdu
ced yourself to us nnd yet you were unnblo to ns
ccrtain whero w o wo stopping! Do you expect any
one to believe this statement?
Your Btntcment thnt Sirs. Foster, "Commenced
an inditicrinilnute onslaught upon all anti-slavery
churches, particularly tho Woslcyan Methodists.
nil nnti-slavery orgnniiations, except her own-
land all anti-slavery papers, except thuso for which
ho wns soliciting subscribers," is entirely untrue
this is a misrepresentation of tho Wesleyau .Mctho.
disls? Or do you consider it wrong to speak the
truth of certain religious bodies?
Throughout this nrticleyou labor to impress your
readers with tho belief that, previous to our visit to
your city, you entertained towards us no other feel
ings than those of respect nnd friendship; nnd tout
you would have lent us your co-operation, ns you
did Slisa. Holley, had we given you duo notice, nnd
attended to tho "common courtesies of such occa
sions." And yet you assure them that you had
known us guilty of "reeking to striko down, with
perfidious dagger, such men ns Horace Slnnn, John
l Halo, Gerrit Smith, Frederick Douglass, Dr.
Daily, und, indeed, pretty much ovory prominent
abolitionist in the land." nn such your opinion
of our character? And yet you doaired to be on
terms of Inundly intercourse wiih us! Had wo
only been rmirltmtt to yourself and the Committee
you would have welcomed us to your city, notwith
standing wo canio with ''perfidious dagger." But
such is not the part of an nbolitiouiht. Had you
believed vour own testimony in the case, vnimlwmli
have met iw openly, on tlio very threshold of your
state, at) enemies of the slave, aud warned the ubo-
litionists against lending us their co-operation, in,
.stead of maintaining silence, or a seemingly friend
ly atitudu. No ndiantngoa of a personal or purty
character oould justify you in striking hands with
those who arc "seeking to strike down, with perfi
dious dagger, pretty much every prominent abuli-
tioiuot m the uud.
You say, "We still more deeply regretted tbftir
uourtie iu regard to Ota Bible and (lie Christian
church." What is that course which you ai much
rejjret. Is it our eUoit to give the Bible to the
ucai)nuf this laud, fnuii wboui some U die
members of your own church liave amtisUwl
witlilioMiug it by law? You cannot, I think, be
ignorant of the fai t thst our only course iu refer-eiu.-ettLe
liiblu Las beat to iusUt tliat every
lron in tlie eouutry lOiaU Lave the privilege
reading U for tiiuse if, But, iusU'ad of aiding us
in tiis My work. Many of yoor Wasleyan fcrelh
rea, w iUi tlx tim ut the xoeutbers of tlie uilmr
Uanbu9, Laveoj.p,eJ us at ery atrp if our
prognwa. A to die tlir'imuB tiurcli, our lives
lii Iveii uWoted, ta Ou asijst of a fierce and
j bloody urseesMuH. to tlu wort X adding boik
its numbers and years; while, at the same time
w have endeavored to rescue IU name from the
foul dishonor which has been cast upon It hy the
trnfficers In Ood's Image, and thoir northorn abot
tors, nnd apologists, who, with hraicn effrontery,
claim to be the followers of Sesus. I will not say
thnt you know us to bo the advocates and devotcea
of the christian faith ; but I do say, thnt, If you
do not know it, it must be because you have never
known what that faith is. And yet you hnve pois
oned the public mind with the impression thnt we
are the enemies of Christianity. Verily, you have
a seal for your religious faith, but it Is the same
blind nnd persecuting spirit that nailed Jesus to
But notwithstanding yon know as to be the vile
pcrfidous wretches you have hero represented
enemies alike to God nnd mnn you still desired to
extend to us "Xolhing bul Jlrundltj encouragement."
At least, this is what you hnve, In substance, re
peatedly affirmed. And in proof of it, you assure
your readers that you published the following no
tice, in a conspicuous place.
"Sirs. Abby Kelly Foster, nnd Stephen S. Fos
ter, tho distinguished anti-slavery champions, will
address the citizens of Detroit, in the City Hall
on next Sunday aftornoon, the Oth inst., on the
subject of human slnvory. It in enough to any
that they arc two of the ablest nnd most interesting
anti-slavery spenkcrs, to secure tho attendnnco of
all who aro interested In tho great quostion of
human liberty, to give them a hearing."
Y'our readers jro given lo understand thnt the
publication of this notico wns your act, and you
ask thnt it may be set down to your credit, nnd
received ns cvidol.ee that Sirs. Foster wns the
nccressor in this controversy. Bo it so, then.
Where does this assumption place you ns an abo
litionist, and a mnn of honor? According to your
own statement of the matter, this commendation
of us was false and hvnocritionl. It was a fraud
upon the public, ns it wns evidently designed to
drnw them out, by A falso gloss, to listen to speak.
ers, whose aim It was, ns you nffirm, to "strike
down, with perfidious dagger, pretty much every
prominent nbolitionist in tho land." Common! on
such conduct is unnecessary.
There is however n talc about " the vfmoit kind-
linens nnd tho largest liberality," of this notice,
which is not yet told, nnd ono, which is essontinl
to n full understanding of your course nnd chnrna
ter. It is this. With the publication of this no
tice, I understand, yon had nothing whntevcr to do,
It wns inserted in your nbsencc, by Sir. Bibb, and
ho was told by tho then acting editor, your late
associate, Mr. Fox, that hnd ho seen it, beforo th
paper went to press, he should hnvo refused its
publication. It was to the hnnett and hearty co
operation of Sir. nnd Mrs, Bibb nlone, that wo
wero indebted for tho very Interesting meetings
that wo held in your city, nnd not to tho good will
of the organ of tho Freo Democracy.
How nro we to understand you, when you say
"Wo did not attend her first meetings," nnd inti
mato that you acted in this matter, only in compli
aneo with tho earnest solicitations of "lending
members of the pnrty and of the State Committee"?
Surely, you cannot have forgotten thnt you were
present at our first meeting that you introduced
yourself to us and that, in our presence, you took
no exceptions whatever, cither publicly or in prt
vnto, to uny thing we had said or done. As to th
truth of what you say about having nctod under
tho advice of tlie Stnto Committee, I have no means
of judging. Knowing, however, that no confidene
can bo placed in what you sny of us, it is safo
lo conclude that you may hnvo equally misrepre
sented tlictn. If they aro hunurabld mgu, you
must hnvo done them, ns well as us, grent injustice.
But, if it be truo thnt they havo counselled your
course, it should be publicly mado known, on com
petent authority, thnt they mny share with you tho
Hitherto, as I am credibly informed, yon hnvo
prkut- hj disclaimed tho course and vulgar assault
made upon Mrs. Foster, by your former associate
Sir. Fox, and hnve repeatedly snid thnt hnd you
seen his nrticlo in rcforenco to her beforo its publi
cation, you would have excluded it from your col
umns. His naino was struck from tho imprint of
your pnper, ami you have assigned his removal
from the editorial chair, as evidenco of your disap
proval of his courso, nnd ns n reason why you
should not bo held responsible for it. But now, it
seems, you aro ready, formally, to endorse it, and
Inchiro his " strictures strictly truo nnd porfeolly
just." But wi.y, if you approve or his course,
have you so often disclaimed it iu privnto? And
why do you now withhold his nrticlo from your
country subscribers ? I cnll for its publication in
your weekly issue.
Tho reason you assign for this attack, namely,
that it was required to " Disabuse our oommunity
of the injurious impression which was diligently
sought to bo mado on tho public mind, thnt Sirs.
Foster's viown wero identical with the Freo Demo
cratic platform," is a moro iham. It your own
testimony is at nil reliable, no one could possibly
mistake hor position. You toll us that your
" Ears woro beaeiyed with reports of how she had
assailed the Freo Dcmocratio party," and yet it
was necessary for tho organ of tho party to play
tho blackguard towards hor to convince the public
that she was uot identified with it 1 Such nonseoso
may pass curreut among the "leading members of
tho party nnd tho Stale Committee," but among
the masses it wilt find no one ignorant enough to
be deceived by it.
But this article was ''Published only In the daily
edition." And why? You say, "Because tho
purpose it was designed to accomplish was confined
to tho city, and we had uodonire to prejudice ami-
slavery people against iurs. t. nny was pre
judiced then against her? If sho bo tho "dithon-
est" "mendat iuut," "jxifediout," 'belliyerant" oro-
ture you represent her to be, was it not your duty,
as a punlic journalist, and especially as the mouth
piece of an anti-slavery party, to expose her char
acter to the world, aud thus save the ignorant and
unsuspecting from being made her prey ? Does
Detroit need light iu regard to this "wicked foolish
womau" more than other sections of tlie State
If a hundredth part of what yon say of hor be true,
you have been false to your trust, if any houorable
means iu your power has been left unemployed iu
cireumwriUng lur influence. But why this hy
pocrisy T J hy not own at onto what every lady
acquainted w ith tlie matter believe to be the fact,
that you did nut publish the nrticlo in your weekly
isio, simply, because you feared iu effect in your
Y'our notes on Sirs. Foster's letter contaiu much
that is untrue, tut to most of it a reply w ill be
found iu what I have already said. There are a
few tliinga, however, which roquire further notice.
Mrs. F. states iu tlie letter reerred to, that the
" Democrat published a set of gaibled resolutions,
stating that they were the resolutions of tlie meet
ing" referiug toaraeatiug of the colored people
f Detroit Yunr auto in this statetaent is what I
should call ft sneaking, cowardly ftlseliooa. H
ns not even the virtue of boldness to redeem H
from contempt. The heart or him wno pouneu .
evidently conceiythl an act, which the head trem
bled to perform. That yo readers may see n i
do you no Injustice in this unpotdtton, 1 willriuote
tl,A note entire.
i. U' r,ol.lihed the resolutions just as the eosa-
n;M l.rnimbt them to us. They were Drougni oj
" i . i . t
the Chairman in the prlnitcl form) nd PuV
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lished them in our accustomcu spin
vii s just as the committee brought them to ;
and what wns stated about them we hnd the author
ity of the committee for. The Chnirmnn of the
meeting, Mr. Goo. Do Baptist, just at this moment
happening to see tho above lotter on our table,
says i ' Toll Sirs. Fostor from me, the Chairman ot
the meeting, that the charge that the Democrat
garbled these resolutions is ftdit. It published
them just ns the committee furnished thom, amljusi
ns tho meeting desired.'"
Now, why did you not come out manfully and
sny, without circumlocution, and without equivoca
tion, thnt you published the resolutions as they
wero passed by the moeting, and that Mrs. Foster
had misrepresented you? This is evidently the
impression you intended to convey, and that you
lid convey to the mind of every reader, though the
language, when cnrcfully scanned, does not exactly
affirm this. Y'ou make Sir. De Baptist attribute to
Mrs. Foster words which sho novcr used, and then
contradict them, evidently to convey the impression
that she hnd misrepresented you. Sirs. F. stated
that "the Democrat published a set of garbled res
olutions." This statement you know to be true
I hold myself In rendincss to prove, by unimponcb
nblo witnesses, that this samo "chairman of tho
meeting" nnd Sir. Lambert, the gentleman who
drafted the resolutions, both informed me that the
Democrat refused to publish tho resolutions in
question as they wero adopted by the mooting
By w horn the alterations were ninoo i ao not anow,
1 - T V issnrt hut tl.flt ttlA trftf 111 ft. If" I
nOr UUUO O. . ter-jv.. t w j i
at tho instigation of the acting editor of tho Dom
ocrat, I urn ready to provo.
You say, "We havo often hoard thnt Sirs. Foster
i he, meetings that sho is denied a hcariuir 1
" t ' ' ii v ti TM.i
in il.n Democrat, in rcnlr to our remarks." This
report is not strictly correct. She has said in her
meetings that she, with other abolitionists, had
been assailed hy tho Democrat, whilo its columns
were closed against a dofonso, and this you Tory
well know to bo truo.
To your complaint of Mrs. Foster's allusion to
Mr. St. Clnir, I reply thnt for the renders of the
Bugle, this wns sufficient, nnd it wns for thnt pnper
only that her letter wns designed. But disliking
insinuations ns I do, if Sir. St. Clair desires me to
state, through tho columns of your paper, the
grounds of our objections to him, I will do so with
Thoro are other statements contained in this ar-
ticlo to which it might be dcsirablo to reply, but
having already occupied so much space, I will lot
them pnss without comment. I ennnot close, howe
ver, without calling upon you to mako good your
accusation against us of a "villainous attack upon
Hornco Slann," a "shameless and mendacious war
of words upon Frcdorick Douglas" and of ,'sook
ing to strike down, with perfidious dagger, such
men as John P. Hale, Gerrit Smith, and Dr. Baily."
These are grave chargcsl If you have ovidence to
sustain them, or to provo thnt we have evor mis
represented these men, or in any way, acted towards
them in violation of faith or trust, let it be given
to the world. There is nothing in our past course
towards them, which we wish to have concealed.
Lot theso charges be sustained, or all honorable
men will hold you guilty of the very crimes of
which accuse us.
STEPHEN S. FOSTER.
From the Evening Post.
THE OLD CHIMNEY-PLACE.
A stack of stones, a dingy wall,
O'er which tho brambles cling and creep,
A path on which no shadows fall,
A door-step where long dock-leaves sleep,
A broken rafter in tho grass,
A sunken henrth-stono, stninod and cold,
Naught loft but theso, fair homo, alas I
And tho bare memorios of old.
Around this hearth, this sacred place,
All humblo household virtues grow,
The grandsiro's lovo, the maiden's grace,
The matron's instinct docp and true.
Here first sweet words woro lisped ; hero broko
Life's morning dream, and yet more dear,
The love that lifo's best impulse woka,
Grow warinor, gentler, year by year.
How cheerful, whilo the storm without
SlufUod the oarth and iced the night,
Tho ruddy glow gushed laughing out
On merry groups and and faces bright ;
Ilovr chimed tho crackling, freakish flame
With rosy mirth or thoughtful ease,
Or, mny be, syllabled the name
Of one rocked o'or the shivering seas. .
Whnt fairy scenes, whnt golden lands,
What pageants of romantic pride,
In the weird deep of glowing brauds,
Saw tho fair boy, tho drenmy-eyed,
Till musing hero, his spirit drew
Strong Inspiration, and his years,
By Beauty's subtle nurture, knsw
The paths of Nature's inner spheres.
Here as tho swooning embers sent
A faint flush through the quiet gloom,
In tho warm hush have lovers blent
The frngrnnce of thoir heart's fresh bloom ;
And, veiling in soft-drooping eyes
Her tremulous joy, here blushed the bride ;
Horo, o'or pale forms in funeral guest,
Farewells from broken hearts wore sighed.
This spot tlie pilgrim, 'neath strange skies,
Saw iu his wayside dream ; here stood
Old friends with gladness in their eyes ;
Horo grow the beautiful and good
Sweet friendships faith serene and sure
Manhood's strong purpose, warm and bold
Courage to labor and endure,
And household feelings never cold.
Here, leaning In the twilight dim.
All round me seems a haunted air;
I bear the old familiar hymn,
My heart goes upwards in the prayer
That made tlie right so full of peace ;
Kind lips are on my brow my ear
Hums with sweetsounds they faint they cease,
And nigli o'er all broods calm and elear.
H. N. POWERS.
lOa the 1st of Jauuary, the population of
the Mute or Lalilonua was estimated at 31U,IXH,
aud composed of 215,000 Americana. 25,000 Ger
mans, 25,000 French, 17,000 Chinamen, 20,000 of
npaniah blood, o.tKJO iniseellatieoaa foreigners,
4),000 Indiana, and 24,000 Negroes. ' Of these
about 65,000 are woman, and perhaps 30,000 cbil-
gCriBIOR STREET, CLEVELAND, OHIO.
Tt BRYANT1, JAS. WASHINGTON LUSK,
II. DWIGHT STRATTON.
II. B. BRYANT, lfc:t f th rf A"
J. 'WASHINGTON LCSK, C.f Sp.nc.r-
inn SyMem of iVnmnnship. - in tue
H. DWIGHT STiUTTON, Associate I'iCT-
V. W. HAHDEB, Assistant Prof., in the Book-
Hons. JliDOri STAKKWEATHF.R and II. D.
CLAKK, Lecturers on Commercial Law,
Pres. ASA MAIIAN, Lecturer on Political Eeon-
EMErlSON E. WHITE, Lecturer on Commercial
Vnr foil eniirM in Double Entry Book-keeninC
and other Departments, time unlimited, $40,00
For full rniirsa in Ladies Donnrtment. - 30,00
For separate course in Prneticel Ponmanship, 6,00
For various styles in Ornamental Writing ns
The Principals of this Institution, design making
it ono of the best mediums in the United States
for imparting a thorough practical knowlcdgo of
the various duties of the Counting Koom ana uusi
ness pursuits in general.
THE COUKSE OF INSTRUCTION, embraces
Book-keeping by Doublo Entry, ns applied to the
various uepntiuicnts ui iniur, vommoiuu,
Manufactures, comprehending tho best forms now
used by the most flourishing nnd eminent estab
lishments, engaged individually or in pnrtnership,
olesnlo und Retail, nn Commission or Joint
peculation, including Banking, Stcamboating,
Insurance. Railroad and Joint Stock Books, Ac,
Commercial Calculations nnd Correspondence, em-
brnciue every vnnoty of business computntion
nd rami laru.ng the stnuent wit n tne commercial
Technicalities and I'lirnseology ol Uorrcsponaonce,
COMMERCIAL GEOGRAPHY is a new feature
in Mercantile Schools, nnd having its origin as it
docs in this Institution, much will be Mono to make
it an instructive and profit tablo branch in tho Lee
Tho Sponcorinn System of Prncticnl Penmnnship
in all its forms, will bo taught by its Author, P. R.
Sncncer. nnd J. W. Luslt. N'o Institution in
America offers superior facilities to this for impart-
tng n ivapiu anil oysicnuuiu iiuuu if nuii. vwir
tlcincn nnd Lndies in nil parts of tho country
dosirous of qualifying themselves for Teachers of
.1 . -It., -..I .. .. U....L -Ml !...! .I.-:-
II11S unrivaiiuu nnu popular cyaiviu, mil uuu iuvii
wants mot nt tins t ollego.
THE LADIES' DEPARTMENT is entirely
separate from tho ecutlciiicn's, and is fitted up in
a siilcndid and convenient stvlo. Slnny Ladies
nro now renninir tho benefits of n thorough Mer
enntilo Education, by occupying lucrative and
rcsnnnsiblo situations. Females desirous of nt
tending a Mercantile School, will find tho facilities
for study offered at this Institution, superior to
nny other in tho tnitcu states.
Applicants can enter upon a courso of study at
any time uuring tno year.
Diplomas are awardod to students who sustain a
thorough examination. -
Tho Principals have nn extensive acquaintance
with business mnn throughout the Yt est, nnu can
rondor omciont aid to graduates in securing situ
Tho suit of Rooms occupied by this College, arc
moro spacious, nnd are fittod up in a more elegant
nnd convenient manner than any other like insti
tution in tho Unitoil btutos.
UQf Send for a Circular by mail.
Doc. 31. 1853.-ly
DII. GEO. W. I'ETTIT
Respootfully tenders his professional services to
HIS Cllizeus Ol itiaiiuoro nnu Burrnuiiuiuu uuiiuirT
Office in tho room rccoutly occupied by Dr. K. 0
.i ?. i t-..ii :i i: .
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PROSPECTUS FOR 1S54.
THE SATUIIDaTeVEXING POST
I'nrlvnleit Army of Tnlcnt.
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erous patronage winch has placed thom inr til aa
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And, ns the only suitable return tor such Ireo and
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been made with a degree ot liberality probably un
equaled in the history of American newspaper lit
erature. They hnvo on traced as contributors for
tho ensuing year the following brilliant array of
talent and genius: .ims. aotTiiwoKTii r.umsoN
Bennett Sim. Denison Ohact Grm.nwoou and
In tho first paper of January next, we design
commencing an Original Novelet, written expressly
tor our columns, entitled
THE BRIDE OF THE WILDERNESS.
Br EMERSON DENNETT.
Author of " Viola," " Clara Slorclund," "The For
iced ill, etc.
This Novelet, by the populnr nuthor of " Clnrn
Sloroland," we design following by another called
BT MRS. MARY A. DENISON,
Author of ' Home Pictures," " Gertrude Russell,"
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cs by Grace Greenwood, whose brilliunt nnd versa
tile pen will be almost exclusively employed upon
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ITIiiinni, The Avenger
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BT EMMA D. B. N. SOCTnWORTII,
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ess," " The Deserted Wile," etc.
And last not least we are authorised to an
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ly risen very high in popular favor. They will be
NEW SERIES OF SKETCHES.
BY FANNY FERN,
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Wo expect to bo able to commence tho Sketche
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SALEM, OHIO. DEALEB IN
OFFERS tlie lnrgest and most varied asortm
Goods in his line, to be found in this part of tbe
State; which the publio are respectfully aoliolte
His Stock comprises in part, tlie
UMorical Workl of Jmephut, JtolUn, Robert,
Oibbon, Hume, Maemdty, HiUutrd, Ut
dreth, u'C, &-C,
'Too' ammerous to mention," embracing all A
principal Pots from Shakospcaro, to Alexaade
THE fttlCNTIFIC WOft&ft
'mboli, Lyrll, JJitrheoek, St. John, flrc
l" ... it'll ..-. .'..U.J '
litb ja.-.'U. Hugh Miller and O'vyict.
AIT. Tllr. !... l,,rAU
Medical Work, woW I" 21.
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BIBLES AND TESTAMENTS, I a Uttwi
A Splendid assortment of FANCY GIFT BOOKS
and ALBUMS, for the Hollldays.
TUB LIFE OF ItOPPEP, NARRATIVE OF
A Lady's Voyage Round the World, and aa end
less variety of other Miscellaneous Books.
BOOKS FOR LITTLE FOLKS, adapted to eve.
ry age ana or all sites and prices, oiuaiu
BOOKS, Wholosalo and Retail.
OF EVERY KIND USED IN THIS REGION"
Wholesale and Retail.
Blank Books, Slemorandums and Pass Books.
Fifty doten Slates. Writing Paper of every dee
cription. Ink, Drawing Paper and Materials;
Materials for Flowers.
GOLD AND STEEL PENS,
Ponknives, Envelopes, Pencils, Fancy Cards, Prill-
tors Cards, Pictures, Aecordions, Toys, Fsney
Articles, 4c, 4c.
Jn addition to which, is a large Stock of WALL
AND WINDOW TAPER. All of which will be
sold cheap for CASH.
October 28, 1853.
The Sugnr Creek Wnier Cure.
TWELVE milos South of SInssillon under the
charge of Dr. Froase, is supplied with pure sofi
spring wntcr, and conducted on pure Hydropathic
innciplcs. Yi o give no drugs, l hey aro only
lindrunccs to tho radical euro of disease. The suc
cess which has thus far attended our efforts to alle
viate the sufferint's of humanity, enables us to speak
confidently of the virtues of ure tol water, a pro
per diet, Ko.
Terms f ) in ordinary casos, payablo weekly.
Dr. T. L. Nichols, of the American Hydropathic
Ihstituto, and Editor of tho Nichols' Health Jour
nal, in noticing tho Water Curo movements of the
country, says of us:
'l'r. fries, n most thorough and enerrntio nny.
slcian, has a Water Cure at Sugar Creok Falls, 6.
His terms aro vory modorate, but there are few
plnccs wo could recommond with greater confi
dence" Address, Dr. S. Froase, Denrdoff's Mills, Tusea
rawns Co., 0.
JOHNSON & HORNER'S
I.nrRC mid Commodious New Store,
1.-5 now open lor mo accommodation nt tne 1'ublie,
with a largo nnd well selected assortment of
FANCY AND DOMESTIC DRY GOODS,
Dross Silks, Bonnets, Hosiery, Marseilles Quilts.
Brochn, Silk, Thibet, nnd Bay State ib'hawls, Em
broidery. Ribbons, Boots and Shoes, a lurgo stcck
of Gum Shoes, sold nt Massachusetts prices, Dross
Trimmings in groat variety, new stylo of Lace
oils, nnd I.adtcs Gum Bunts, something new.
Ours is tho only store in town that has a eood
light. Wo have becu nt grent oxpenso to put
Sky-Light in our store, so that our customers will
not hnve to buy their goods in the Dnrk. We are
determined to keep up witli tho times j Heady Pay
and Small Piofitt.
P. S. Goods expres.-.ly for Friends, foes, and all
tho rest of mankind, who want Chcnp Goods We
wish to inform tho 1'ublie that wo have the largest
stock of Dress Silks in town ; in fact wo wish it te
bo undorstood that our store is the Silk Store of the
ilace. And wo aro not too modest to tell what w
nve to sell,
JOHNSON i HORNER.
Oct. 11. 1853.
GREAT EXCITEMENT IN SALEM!!
NEW STORE AND NEW GOODS!!
A GREAT excitement prevailed in this town, a
few days since, in consequence of nn arrival ef a
train or Cars, loaded with New Goods, for the
NEW CLOTHING STORE.
Wo therefore think it expedient to call the atten
tion of the citizens of Salem aud vicinity to our
immense Stock of Goods.
Among our now Stock of Clothing are the fol
Over Coats of every description, sort and six.
Cloth Frock, Dress und Sack Coats.
Tweed, Cussinctte, and Velvet Sack Coats.
Black, Fancy, Silk, Satin, Cloth Cassimer and
Fancy, Black, Cassimero and Doe-Skin PanU.
do do Satinctt, Tweed and Iievcrtecn Panu
I'ndor-Shirts and Drawers of every discription.
Hosiery, Gloves Cravats, Stocks, Handkerchiefs,
Striped snd Fancy Shirt of all kinds; White
Shirts, Collars, Ac, Ac.
Also, Hats, Caps, Carpet Bags and Trunks.
A large assortuiout ot Buys Clothing, of every
We will offer our Goods as cheap and cheapo
than any establishment in the Western Country;
we feel confident thnt by fuir treatment to custom
ers, you will givo us a share of your patronage.
JOHN FRIDAY & Co.,
Eaat Room of Juhnaon it' Hunter1 Aeje Building.,
Snlem. Oct. 28. 1853.
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Tni KIDNArt'ED NEW-YORKER, WHO WAf
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adage, that " Truth is stranger than fiction." It
has received tlie unbounded recommendation of
the free press.
17,000 copies have been sold in four months?
1,000 agents wanted, to sell the aliove, in alb
purts of the United States and Canada, to whom
the most liberal term aro given. From $500 ta
$1,000 a year, can be realised by active and rew
The above makes on handsome 12mo, vol., of
330 pages T eugruvings, and i sold for $l,00i.
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