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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 !..! .!., . . .... 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 our power. 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 city?'' 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 lion. You complain that neither "she nor hor husband called on us," vou. True. But whoso fault wns U tl., ....... l' .!... 1.1 t..,n- !... ... 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 appointed. 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 the cross. 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. "MORE AGITATION." iir of to "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 responsibility. 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 paper j 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 ....... i .14 . mnnnnr. 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 pleasure. 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- trea. gCriBIOR STREET, CLEVELAND, OHIO. Principals. Tt BRYANT1, JAS. WASHINGTON LUSK, II. DWIGHT STRATTON. Faculty. 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- avnenl IiftrtfiFtiriAnrsi V. W. HAHDEB, Assistant Prof., in the Book- Keeping Department. 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 Geography. 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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 ture Department. 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 ntions. 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: . 1 nomas. u. PROSPECTUS FOR 1S54. THE SATUIIDaTeVEXING POST I'nrlvnleit Army of Tnlcnt. The proprietors of tho POST, in ncain coming boforo the public, would return thanks for tho gen erous patronage winch has placed thom inr til aa rnnco ot every otner Literary v ceKiy in America And, ns the only suitable return tor such Ireo and hearty support, their arrangements for 1S54 have 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 Fanny Fern. 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 THE STEP-MOTHER. BT MRS. MARY A. DENISON, Author of ' Home Pictures," " Gertrude Russell," etc. We have also the nromiso of n number of Sketch cs by Grace Greenwood, whose brilliunt nnd versa tile pen will be almost exclusively employed upon the Post and her own " Little Pifijrini." Sirs. Soutliworth, whose faciiuiting works are now being ranidly republished in England, nlso will maintain her old and plcusant connection with the Post. The next story from her gifted pen will oe eniuica ITIiiinni, The Avenger OR, THE FATAL VOW. BT EMMA D. B. N. SOCTnWORTII, Author of " The Curse of Clifton," "The Lost Heir ess," " The Deserted Wile," etc. And last not least we are authorised to an nounoe a series uf articles from one who has rapid ly risen very high in popular favor. They will be entitled 4 NEW SERIES OF SKETCHES. BY FANNY FERN, Author of " Fern Loaves," etc. Wo expect to bo able to commence tho Sketche by Fanny tern, as well as the series hy Grace Greenwood in the early number of the coming year. Engravings, Foreign Correspondence, Agricul tural urucios, me news, congressional ueports, the Markets, etc., also shall bo regularly given. Htf- CHEAP lDSTAGE. The postage on the Post to any part of the United States, when paid quarterly in advance, U only 20 oonta a year. Terms. The terms of the Post are Two Dollars per annum, payable in advance. 4 copies, $5 per an. 8 u and one to the getter up of a club 10 " 13 " " " " " " 15 20 " '- u - " " 20 ' The money for Clubs always must be sent lq ad vance. Subscription may be lent at our risk. When the sum is large, a draft should be procured if possible, the cost or which mny be deducted from the amount. Address, alwuya uitt-tmid, DEACON 4 PETERSON, No. (A Euuth Third Street, Philadelphia, N. B. Any person being desirous of receiving a copy of tlie Post as a sample, can be accommo dated by notiOjiBg the paplisher by letter, (post of to J. M'MILLAN, SALEM, OHIO. DEALEB IN BOOKS,STATIOXEltY,&C 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 examine. His Stock comprises in part, tlie UMorical Workl of Jmephut, JtolUn, Robert, Oibbon, Hume, Maemdty, HiUutrd, Ut dreth, u'C, &-C, POETICAL WORKS, 'Too' ammerous to mention," embracing all A principal Pots from Shakospcaro, to Alexaade Smith. , 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. ... . -d BIBLES AND TESTAMENTS, I a Uttwi VAKIE1I. FOWLER'S PUBLICATIONS. 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. SCHOOL BOOKS, 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. 3. McMillan. 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. August, 1853. 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 lowing, viz: 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 Velvet Vests. 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, and Suspenders. 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 description. 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. Tb Wenderful ind Thrilling Narrauva OF SOLOMON NORTIIUP, Tni KIDNArt'ED NEW-YORKER, WHO WAf TWELVE YEA US A IIiATEf in the distant South, and Anally rescued, In a providential manner. The Book corroborates the 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 pectablo agonts. The above makes on handsome 12mo, vol., of 330 pages T eugruvings, and i sold for $l,00i. Copies sent by mail, (post-paid,) on receipt of price. For further particular apply to the- pats, Ushers, PiaY t Mitt-ta, Auburn, N- Ihtarr, OsrroN Mi'itm. Ifciflkte..