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VAN RURKN COUNTY OFFICERS.
8. II. SLACKMAN,
Bexiiter, of Deeda, Attorney at haw, and Notary
A llUlll,"- Y 111 VU till UDilltSl VJ 1 lVUIOJ
juicing, drawing g reeruente, applications for
qrouaty lands, wills, fec -tho purchao and tale
f real ettato, payment of taxo, examination of
titles and the compromising of conflicting titles,
Ac. Ofiice in the Court HoiiHO. 0 ly
ludfce of Probate, and Notary lubU, Van I?nren
Co. Conveyanein aad otlier butineBM pertnln
inf to taid office promptly attended to. Will
aluo atteud to tlio purchase and nnte of Real
Estate, Uxartiinicg Titles, paying Taxes, pro
curing liounty Land Warrants, &c. OBico in
the Court Uoiue. 2d dour on the right. 91.
i 'ii n i7inTcii ahdh,
Attorney, Solicitor and Counselor at Law. Frosc
eutiug Attorney, and Circuit Court Coinmi.ioner
for the County of Van Huren, Uounty Land mid
Pension Agent. Contracts drawn, and collect
ing promptly attended to.
Oflice in th Court House. 149-tf.
iiw Taw, .... .Michigan.
County TreaHurer,Yan Huren County, Notary Puh
Jio, will Utend to tlie parcha. ai.d sale ot
Keal Estate, exrunluing titlen, paying Taxes, pro
euring Uounty Land Warrant, Oifice in
the Court House. 4-1 y,
T. K. IIAHHISON,
Plain, Fancy. Job, New and Ornnmectal Printer
UaudlilU, Poster, CarJd. Pall Tickets, te. ppee
ddy and quickly executed with neatness and dia
at( it. All orders respectfully solicited. Trices
mod rata NoitTiicrtsKii On ten n. rth side o
main street, l'.uv Paw.
lr. W. Crown can Vo found ut all times at his
rooms over Isnion, Warren and Co's Store, and
i prepared to e.xnute elegantly and well, all
kinds of work in tin liuc of hi9 piotl-.saion.
Terth extracted, tilled with tfold or silver foil
and new ones inserted, jdnly or in sett, upon
the most improved principles of tin- ai t. 1 17.
. c. cat I. MLS,
va!?r ir. (J'ocerics and Provisions, Fih, Fruit
NoN, iVu"t, Oils, Yankee Nation, Woo 'on.
Wiiiow avd S'.ou Ware, CotiLtti-'iiery, ('iirurv
lrnc and Modieinu1, LUoks wn I Stationery,
pure LiUor.;i for MvM?inal and Mci'huniral pu'r-pD.-.es
etc., ei". 2lyl
s.o. ei'.'.Mk.s P raw
I. W. SLLMIt'K,
Dealer in I'ry tiowd. itroct-rie.1, Ready Mad.' Ch
tiiing, Root and Shoes, ilut and Tup:. Jood.
fold at tbi lowest figures all kinds of produce
taken in uxtdiaug e. Store juu do..r west of j:.
Paw Paw, 15:-ly. Mi h.
I haeheapest Mui. Mas- u A llainlin. and Prince
A Co's have exdu-ive patented ipronvcineut.
Kenj. Randall, Lawrence. Acnt can furnieh ani
warrant f r durability, at Factory price, voice
loud or soft and tune in the epial teinpernineiit.
Lawrence, Nov. 1, 1 537. RoJ-tfi
IILN'ItY LI'Cl H,
Manufactnrcr of and dealrin Winsor Cottuoand
eaue hoat chairs. TurniuK, repaiiintr, Ac..j.
cuted ou ihort notice. Stone lime for fa'o aiid
constantly on hand. Shop opposite the Metho
ditit Church, iu the new cabinet hop.
Paw Paw. July .'W, 1S57. l-'Oly
ATriIIJ C ITY HTOKi:
Opposite the Court Hou.e, iu Paw Paw. may be
found a god assortment of I'oots A Siioks, man
ufactured to suit trie trudu and warranted to .suit.
Also, a choice frlo tioii of Family (J i:im i:km:s for
nle cheap by T. A. t J RAM i Kit,
l.r2-ly. A. J. SORTOR K.
LB. KNSION, having established himnelf in
Paw Paw village for the purpose of lollowin'r
tho above business will attend to all "jobs" iu his
line with ddlie'ence mid dNpatch.
T-t!f Cinrdii" Plounlird to Oulee.-rV
Taw Paw, Mi. h., March 24th, s:,S. I.'il-ly.
if r;7 HirTLii 11 a c.,
Wholesale aud Retail dealers iu American, l!n
lish and (Jcnuan Hardware; also, Iron. Nails
and tllasa; Cookinp, Parlor n:id U Stoves,
Tin, Copper and Slitet Iron Ware. Those wish
ing to trade will please ivo us a call before pur
chasing else here. liU. Paw Paw, Mich.
o. r. laiKTov,
Doaler in Crockiry, tSlass and China-ware, Paper
Hanging, Windviw Shades and Curtains, Cut
lery, Jewelry. Yankee Notions, Stone and Fast
em, Ware, At.. North side of Main pt. first
door west of II. ll. Rutlcr A Cos., Hardware
Store. 1 17-tf.
A. T. MLTCALF,
(Late of the Orm of White A Mctealf, I'ticn, N.Y..)
Surgical and Mechanical Hentist. All oj.crar
tiops performed in the best manner, a ad with
new and improved instruments. Ofliee over J.
M. Huhlard's Muiic Store, corner of Main and
Rurdick streots, Kalamazoo. 21tl.
c. m. odi:ll, m d.
Homeopathic Physician, Hareon cntist, and
Obstetrician- Also, dealer in Rooks fe Station
ary. He may at all tiiros bo found at hie
Residence on the corner of Nilca & Paw Paw at.
directly south ef Chas. Kelliek'a.
E. SMITH A' CO.,
Wholelo and Retail Dealers in Foreign and Do
neitie Dry Goods, Ready Mado Clothing, Roots
h Shoes, Urooeries, Ac., Ac. Long Rrick Store,
Corner of Main and Kalamaxoo ft?., Paw Raw,
Miohigan. 1J1. ly.
M. P. ALLEN,
Manufacturer of and deulcr in all k;nd of CaBinot
Ware; cns;Htin? In part of Ruream, Tbln,
Rt4-tAtid, Lounge, Toilet, Wishing unn Lllit
Htandt, tte.,eti. Cotlins made to ordtr. Ware
rooma oppC'tits tho M. E. Church, Mtin st. 11
Proprietor Paw Paw Livery SUble. Horses and
Carriage at all time to let. lWengrM con
vayed to any part of tho country with !cspatch.
Htable in rear of Kichange Hotel. Terms mod
Clock and Watch maker, nnd Jeweler. Mattawan,
Michigan. Repairing dono in the best manner
and on reasonable terms. liO-ly.
W. R. HAWKINS,
i):a!erln l)rr flevlii, Groceries, Hardware, Heady-
Mde Clothing, Roots and Shoes, Mats ana t aps,
btoro, south $ido Main street. 4-iy
Q1IINCJLI:H VVacteJ .u l ard te? ,?abs'r!pf.
O ti9Ts; at Ibo NonTitER Etc Orrt'.r.
VOL. 4. NO. 5.
1). 13. 8WK15T,
Manufacturer and dealor in all kinds of Cabinet
Ware, consisting in part of Bureaus, Tables,
Redstcads, Lounges, Joilct, ashing and Light
Stands, Ac., Ae.f Collins made to order. All
kinds of produce and lumber taken iu paymeut
for which will be paid the highest market price.
Warerooms, ono door north of the Red Rlack
gmith's hhop. 1 17-tf.
(J. 1. SMITH & into.,
Dealers in (Jrocerics. and Provisions, Fish Fruits,
Confectionary, Cigars, Paints, Oils, tJlass, Dye
Stuffs, Yankee Notions, Perfumery, Drugs and
Medicines, Woodcu aud Willow ware, Pure Liq
uors for Medicinial aud Mechanical purposes,
Rooks and Stationery, etc., etc.,
(5. P. Smith, )
K. L Smith.
MOXTJI LXTA L M A H ITj,L,
Of the best quality, latest styles, and of superior
finish, manufactured to order at the shortest no
tice, and the lowest possible price at mv shop.
157 -Cm. W. J. McKINNKY.
Lawton, - - - Mich.
J. Ii. ctiasi:,
Commission Merchant, nnd I)ealer in nil kir.ds of
Drugs, Patent Medicines. Paints, Oils, (iroco
ries, Ac. Ac. All of which will be sold to suit
SIMMONS A I)AHMN(;,
Dealer in Sah. Rlinds arid Doors, and all kinds of
Lai. met Ware, at the Steam Saw Mill.
Lawton, UT.tf. Mich.
nits, saxto.v a i)lvi;y,
Have formed n co-partnership for the practice of
Olefin uic ant Mirgcry in all it? departments.
All calls promptly attended to, liny or night.
A gooil n.-sortment of choice medicines are kept
constantly for sale. 1 .-Iy.
Rieeo'sville, .... Mich.
Tli roc nipr'tl, wretched topers stood
shivering upon the street corner- They
had not ;i penny httween thetn, and neitlr
er had drank n tlnp within half an hour.
They d lnted the deeply interesting (jues
tion low to attain tlie next trJap.s ot" irro-.
Alter lmich iniseralile muttering over the
poverty of the times, and many impracti
eahle suggestions, one of them said
4 I have an idea ! We'll nil go into
the next shop and drink."
"Drink!" replied his companions,
" that's easily said ; but who's to pav ?"
YiduMit; ;.,,.!. -yw T .-)) -.... I'M
Following the speaker's directions, his
two companions entered an adjoining rum
mery and called for whisky skins. The
place was kept by :i Dutchman.
After lie waited on his customers, atid
while they were enjoying their orthodox
beverage at tho counter, in walked toper
tl How are ve V to the Dutchman.
How de do?" said the Dutchman.
Toper So. 1 glanced suspiciously :it
topers Xo. 2. and i, and beckoned the
Do you know these men !'" he asked,
The Dutchman stared.
44 I know no more as dat dcy call for
ile whisky skins."
" Don't take any money of them,"
whispered No 1.
"Sir? 1 not take money for the whis
ky skins V1 said the astonished landlord.
"Xo. They are informers."
" Hey J ij formers i
44 Ves; they buy liquor of you so as to
inform against you."
"Ah ! I understand," aid the Dutch-
" Dey not catch me."
You take sometin V1
Thank you, sir.
" I don't object j" and toper No. 1 took
a swig with his companions.
" What's to pay X" quoth toper Xo. 2,
putting his hand in his empty pocket.
" Nothing," said the Dutchman. " Me
no sell liquor 31c keeps it for my
And having smiled the supposes
informers out of the door, he manifested
his gratitude by generously inviting the
supposed anti-informer to take a second
glass. Of course No. 1. did not at all de
dine the invitation.
J"A farmer in Virginia, who had
been diguing a well, was called away from
home, leaving none but two boys ou the
premises. During his absence, a favorite
horse by accident got into tho well which
was about twelve feet deep, aud of suffi
cient diameter to allow the horso standing
room. Tho boys set their young brains
to work to get him out. Their bill of
"wavs and means" was almost exhausted
when the youngest only nino years old,
uggctcd an amendment, which was mi
mediately adopted. Large quantities of
straw were convenient, which tne boys
pitched in to fill the well, the prisoner
tramping it down until he could walk
right out upon straic hail.
An Itkm for Ukkr Drinkers. In
Chicago, the other day, a lager manufac
turer was caught bathing in his vat by
one ot ins customers, who inquired :
"For heaven's sake, sir, what arc you
dninf in fliprn ?"
"1 ish makin' myself veil," paid the
" 1 ish very pad mil tho scratches, an'
so I puts myself in every day dis tree
week, an do scratches ish not so pad. In
mine goontry ve knows peer ish goot for
dc kkin, ?n' it don't hurt to peer sbust
gt for trink.'
PAW PAW, MICH., F1UDAY, MAY 14, 1858.
T II U Y O V N Ci W I D O .
RY RORERT JOSF.LYN.
She is modest I ut uot ba.-hf'.il,
Free aud easy but not loll,
Like an apple, ripe and mellow ,
Not too young and n t to ul.l :
Half inviting, half ivpulsive ,
Now advancing, and now shy,
There is mischief in her dimple,
There is danger iu her eye.
She has studied human nature;
She- is schooled in all her arts,
She has taken her diploma,
As tho mistress of all hearts.
Sho can tell the very moment
When to sigh, and when to fiuile,
Oh, a maid U sometimes charming,
Rut a widow all the while.
Arc you sad? how very serious
Will her handsome, face become :
Are you uugry ? slu is wretched,
Lonely, friendless, tearful, dumb ;
Are you mirthful? how her laughter,
Silver-soundinj will ring out ;
She can lure, aud catch and play you
Like the angler does hi trout.
Ye old bachelors of forty,
Who have grown so bald and wise,
Young Americans of tweuty,
With tho love-locks in your eyes,
You may practice all the lessons
Taught by Cupid since the f ill,
Rut I know a little widow
Who could win and fool you all.
a fok:i:i !SAiii
A TALK OK RKAL L1FR.
It was a tempestuous night, the winds
whispered fearfully and hailstones whose
size threatened to demolish, the windows
rattled a;ainst them with a pertinacity, as
if to test their strength. In the parlor of
an old fashioned hoiie bside rather a
comfortable fire on such a night, was seat,
cd the family of 31 r. Southerland, consist
ing ot himselt, wile, daightcr and a
faithful maid servant. A heavy gloom,
more of sorrow than of anger, rested on
each brow; i" tn.it ur
eager glances ever and anon east towards
the family group, a close observer would
lave noticed the deep interest she took
in the eau;e of their grief. The picture
was a melancholy one, for virtue ill dis
tress has no light shade to relieve : all
around is dark and sombre. The sensa-
tive artist would have thrown aside his
pencil if the subjec t had been presented
to his view as we have described it, and
his heart would have received an impres
sion which could not be transfered to can
"To-morrow," observed Mr. S'ntl i
land, 44 is the anniversary of rli ;n L'-
ancholy death of our dear lict in- i -mor
row will be ten years since the vessel in
which he sailed, was lost and all on board
perished all, all." 41 Alas," exclaimed
the wife as the tears coursed their way
down her cheeks, to-morrow will be a
melancholy day. Indeed it will, for to
morrow this house, which belonged to my
father- the furniture which time has
made as it were, a part of ourselves and
associated with many a pleasing event in our
lives, is to be sold torn from us by the
unrelenting hands of creditors. Uut,
thank Heaven, misfortune, not crime, has
reduced us to this stage of poverty."
" Xo my child, unless with what little
money a friend loaned me, I cun secure a
few articles. Kllen, mj dear, take a pen
cil and put thcic down ; first the side
board, two beds, chairs and kitchen things
The side-bord, it is true, will b? to us a
superfluous piece of furnituro but it be
longed to my mother, and cannot, will
not part with it." Uut my ; iano !-
must it go ? The wife sigh. 'd, tilth -cast
his eyes towards the f'ekei :;g l" .
and the daughter was siU'it. 'I he I' t 1
of the piano was decided upon, a melai
choly pause iu the conversation plai i
told how severe were the feelir'rs of its
victims when exacting the penalty of a
" Go Mary and request the sheriff's of
ficer who is watching the property, to
walk into the parlor; he is only doing hia
duty, no doubt is as painful to him as it is
distressing to us. Let him share a scat
at our lire, for it is a severe night." It
is a fearful night, observed Mr. Suther
land, " and wo have behaved rude to this
Mother, I made a fire in the room,
where he but "speak out child it
was with the last stick."
" Father, it was "
Mary returned with the officer, a polite
gentlemanly man, for such should bo the
character of men who have to perform a
a part in the drama of life -unlike that
of the inquisition of old, whose it was to
torture by the rack ; with this difference
however, there was a physical torture
ours a mental one, administered with all
the nicety of precision of legal justice.
The officer excepted the invitation, and en
deavored to checrhis victims by enumerat
ing many cases of a similar kind, equal
poignant and disstressing. Thus the eve-
ning passcn ncaviiy and cheerlessly away.
On the morning of the contemplated
l10; there as to be tteu crgrds cf pco-
pie flocking to tho house of Mr. Suther-
I land some out of sheer, heartless curiosi
ty, 'riends ot the family, who come with
;: oekery on their lips, and empty purses,
is with an interest to purchase; but
among the crowd showed the least
r.e to aid, assist or sympathize with
distress of the family. This is the
. . id ; we laugh at the misfortunes of
.ur lellow creatures, and ever work their
distress, by witnessing in silence their
misf rtuncs. The auctioneer was now
making Lis np tngements by flourishing his
hamner, r. 'l. ng his eyes and usiug his
toiigu.4 ' crowd gathered around him.
The housi! was put up first, it was accur
ately described freo from all incumbrance
and subject to a very small house rent.
It was started at five thousand dollars.
There w re several bidders, all of whom
scemtd (ivinms to purcha.se it.
Seven thousand five hundred dollars
was at last bid, upon which he dwelt lor
a moment. 31 r. Sutherland compressed
his lips together, and muttered to himself
" it cost my father fifteen thousand dol
lars." Seven thousand five hundred dollars,
going once twice three times -vfor
the last time goings
" Kigkt thousand."
Thank you sir, going at eight thousand
once eight thousand, twice. eight thou
sand three times, going, gone ! YVhat
Clifford, was the response; and all
eyes rested on a tall, noble looking man,
who remained silent during the rapid
bidding of the speculators, and who, as the
whisper went round, was a total stranger.
"It is gone," whispered Mr. Suther
land to his wife as. he pressed her hand
in silent grief, "we have no home now."
Xow gentleman, said the auctioneer, w
will sell the side-board, in regard to which
I am requested to s:'y by the creditor,
it is an old family piece, and it is the
widi of the owner to retain possession of
it if possible. I merely mentioned it us il
is known to you tinder what peculiar cir-j
cumstances the things are .sold. I
TIi'h had the desired e fleet, no one seem
ed willing to bid against the unfortunate
man, who started it at ten dollars. Twen
ty bid bv Mr. Cliflbrd; twenty-five
silenced the anxious parents, and the fam
ily piece of furniture was Locked down to
the new possessor of the house. A gen
tleman who stood by remarked that the
act was a cold heartless one.
Was it '! sarcastically asked Mr. Clif
ford, then sir why did you not buy it for
44 Mr. Sutherland was much affected bj
this incident. IK little knows how he
lacerated this heart. JJut I will purchase
the piano for my child."
lit; stc; t to Mr. Clifford and told
the desire e : td to purchase the piano
i..r 1. daughter, and, .he hoped that he
would riot led against him.
44 Sir said the stranger, as much as i
respect) our feelings, and the sympathy
of this good company, I cannot, nay, I
will not alter the determination mado when
I first entered thi.i house.
44 And pray what may that be V
To purchase everything in it, and by
heaven I'll do though I pay double the
" Strantrc," muttered Mr. Sutherland as
he found his family iu another part of the
The stranger fulfiled his promise, actu
ally brough everything from the house
itself, dow .; to the very axe in the cellar !
After tb -:de vms over, and tho com
pany had lt.i.ed, Mr. Clifford requested
the au'Moneei t - go with him into an
adjoining room, after the lapse of a few
moments, in y b.th returned to the par
lor, where the 1; mily still remained. The
fiietionc'T hoked iround and gave them
a knew' rig smile ;nd as he left the room
., ' : '- never heard of such a
il.u. . . i "'nance. Ha! ha! ha!
; . .observed Mr. Suthcr
i ; i i . " the owner of this house
: . i '. . uiey were mine once but
sir, for the time being your
" I umlerstand you, sir, but will not
long rcTnat: ; r t lant, I was going to
observt h ' : ntrc are a few articles
which 1 i . is to purchase. That
side-board for in .incc is a family relic, I
will give you fifty dollars the price you
paid for it, and 1 fed assured under the
circumstances, you will not refuse inc this
44 i cannot take it, sir."
4 Obdurate, ungrateful man !"
" Will you i'ot let pa buy my piano
sir?" humbly asked Kllen, he will give
you lit'.; price at which it was sold."
" It is pa'nful to me young lady, to re
fuse tyen this. 1 will sell nothing not
even to -t wood-saw in the sellar."
"Then Mr. Clifford," said Mr. S. " wc
have no futher business here. Come, my
dear Kllen, get your bonnet that is your
band box- let us quit the house ; we arc
not even free from insult. Where is
I am here, sir, the key of my trunk is
lot, nnd I ara fastening it with a rope."
44 Stop my ghrl, mcthinks I purchased
that trunk," eoolv observed the stranger.
"Mr. Clifford, I am not o old but that
I can rcif.nl an insult nay; nill if you
carry this arrogunt and
conduct, much farther.
has been to me and i
may say the oldest iv-w
mained with us through it
us iu our distresses, not oh,
purse but with her hands;
me as a servant, but one of th'
there is, thank heaven, not
tinction in poverty that exi.v
of blessed wealth. Here, her
nothing but what we are on our
the master and servant tire eoual. She
is a part of my family, and I will protect
her from insult. That truuk is hers and
who dare to take it from her ? Xot you
31 r. Clifford arose cast his eyes upon
3Iary, who at that moment, rose from the
floor, for a inomeiut they gazed ou each
other in alence.
" And she, you sav, has been to you a
" Indeed she has, a kind and noble
"3Ir. Sutherland stay one moment; my
good girl put down that trunk; take a
seat madam; J permit me to hand you
chair; 31 r. Sutherland will you be scat
cd? I have yet something more to say.
When you requested me to give up the
wish 1 had to purchase that side-board, I
told you it was my determination to buy
it, and I tell you now that I will not sell
" This 3Ir. Clifford, need no repiti
tion." 44 Aye, but it does ; and when that
young lady made the same request for her
piano, my answer was the same. Stop
sir, hear me out ; no man would act so
without a motive; no one, particularly a
stranger would court the displeasures of
a crowded room and bear up against the
frowns of many with out an object, now 1
had an object, aud that was be seated
sir; .Madam, your attention that object
was to buy this houe and furniture for
the sole purpose ot restoring them to you
and to yours again !"
44 Sir, is not this cruel jest ?"
" Is it possible?" exclaimed the moth
er and daughter.
Amazincnt took possession of 3Iary, and
out which she geathered up and thrust back
without any regard to the manner in
which it was done.
44 The auctioneer," continued 3Ir. Clif
ford, il has my instructions to have the
matter arranged by the morrow. Iu the
meantime you are at home, 3Ir. Sutherland
you are in your own house, and I the
" Intruder, sir? Oh, say not that ! I
will not tell you what a relief it is to me
but I am yet to know how I am io repay
you for all this and what could have iu
duced you, a total stranger, thus to step
forward. Ah, a thought strikes me
gracious heaven ! Can it be ! hook on
3Ir. Clifford nay, start not." The
stranger actually recoiled from the glance
of 31r.5utherlaud's eyes. " hook on me,
sir; has that girl -that innocent girl
who stands trembling there, any interest
iu this generous act of yours ? I speak
sir, that I may spurn your offer, resent the
" I will not deny, sir, but she has."
" 3Io lather -dear father ! I never
before saw that gentleman's face !"
" Say not so, Miss "
Sir -I -indeed father, I"
" Kcmcmber ten years back; call to
mind a light haired boy, who you called"
" Gracious heavens ! Henry my boy-"
"Is here; I am your long lost son."j
Xccd we add more? Our readers can
readily imagine that a more cheerful fire
blazing on the earth, and 3Iary the faith
ful servant, was not forgotten in the gen
eral joy whieh prevailed on the occasion.
Wr.STF.iiN Kntkrprisk. The follow-
in? extract, taken from the mesaxi-pf
the Mayor of Quindaro, K, T-, wil yicnt tradition in regard to the person of
our readers a pretty good iiinf arwChrist. Its description tallies iu the
crn enterprise and progress NJ
"The growth of our city is a compli
ment to the energy and enterprise of our
citizens. Aside from what the "Quindaro
Town Company" has lonc, there have
been improvements which to any PJo
save those who have wituesscd the rapid
changes which transpire in the west, wo'd
seem incredible. One year ago the eye
was greeted only by rugged hills covered
with a denso and stately iorcst through
wliioh ran a few iudian trails; now in
stead of these trails, there are regular
laid out streets, and the hills have- been
and arc being graded ; the primal forest
has been supplanted by buildings, erected
at an aggregate cost of one hundred thou
sand dollars, tho majority of which are
substantial, and some of which arc orna
mental structures, comprising two church
es one school house, one steam saw and
lath mill, one brewery, two hotels, several
mechanic 6hops, twenty-threo mercantile
honaos of various kinds, and nearly one
hundred private residences. Thcso of
one year's labor are proud evidences of
the energy which nerves, aud the spint oj
enterprise which animates our people."
CnT " Mv tail i) ended," as the tadpole
rrflc-lcl when he fumed into a bull frog.
of all kinds, Including
J Warrantee 0eds I Rill Head
aim Ih'ud IMnnk Note
Mortga' I Rlunk Reeeiplp
titrMct-i Siliu.il iWtitiuttltitf
okiiid-,) I Shool Reports,
n Miirrla t'crtiticaW,. .
nya'tu be found for ik- n. uboc.
script ion ol JcMii C luUt.
ollowing letter is said to lutvo
ten by Fublius hentulus, while
governor of Judea, and to huvu
been sent to the 1 Ionian Senate. Th
translation we give U free, but as it is the
popular one, wo adopt it :
"There lives at this time in Judea.
urn of singular character whose name h
c8us Christ. The barbaYians esteem him
a prophet, but his followers ftdore him nw
.! i . rt i.i t .1
tne immeuiate onspring oi tne immortal
(!od. He is endowed with such unparal
leled virtue as to call back the dead from
their graves, and to heal every kind vt
disease with a word or touch. His person
ii tall and elegantly shaped ; his aspect
amiable and reserved, his hair flows in
beautiful shades, which no united coIoh
can match, falling iu graceful curls below
his ears, agreeably crouching on his shoul
ders, and parted on the crown of his head,
like the head-dress of the sect of the Xaz
arines. His forehead is smooth and his
cheeks without a spot, save that of a love
ly red. His nose and mouth are formed
with exquisite symmetry; his beard i
thick and suitable to the hair of his head,
reaching a little below his chin, and part-,
ed in the middle like a fork ; his eyes are
bright, clear and cerulean. He rebukes
with majesty, counsels with mildness, and
invites with the most tender and persua
sive language. His whole address, wheth
er in word or deed, being elegant, bravo
and strictly characteristic of so exalted a
being. Xo man has seen him laugh, but
the world has frequently seen him weep;
and so persuasive arc his tears, that thu
multitude cannot withhold theirs, from
sympathy with him. He is very modest,
temperate and wise. In short, whatever
this phenomenon may be in the end, h
seems at present a man of excellent beau
ty and divine perfections, every way sur
passing the children of men."
This letter, which has done more than
any document now in existence, to form
the opinion of the world as to the person
al appearance of the Savior it being tho
source from which painting and sculpture
have drawn the beauteous and god-liko
images which they have transferred to
marble, was first found in a manuscript of
the four gospels executed in the fifteenth
century, and preserved iu the library of
Senna. The letter is given as a sort of
preface or introduction to the gospels, and
is beautifully written out in letters of gold
with that species of golden ink known
io the " dark ages," the art of manufac
turing which has since been lost. It h
introduced with these words inscribed:
44 Wc are assured that in the times of ()e
tavius Citsar (Augustine,) Publius IiCh
tulus, proconsul of Judea under King
Herod, wrote to the Roman Senators tho
following letter, whieh wag found later by
liutropius, and published in his annals of
Who this Kutropius was, is not settled.
There was a historian of the name who
wrote au abridgement of I loin;, n history
iu the fourth century, and who died iu
o'JO ; of whom some say he was a christ
ian, from the circumstances that ho related
that Julian persecuted the christians, but
without shedding their blood. 'However
this may be, it is certain that the latter,
so far as ascribed to l'ublius Lcntiilus, is
uot genuine. There never was a l'ublius
hcntulus proconsul, or more properly
jtrocunitur of Judeu, at any rate not du-
llllj VI illlVll'J 111 IV I Vil i'in v UIIIIOV.
Tho immediate predecessor of Pontius Pi
late was Valerius Grating, who was sent
out to Judea in the year 15, and was suc
ceeded by Poutius Pilate, A. 4J0 ; who
continued procurator of Judea till tho
year 8, four or five years after the death
of Christ, when he was sent into exile.
His successor was 3Iarcellus, so that his
tory says nothing of Publius hcntuls in
Xcverthelcss, though not genuine, tho
letter embodies the subtance of tho an-.
main with that presented by all the oldest
portraits of the Savior, particularly with
that the very ancient and interesting ono
found in the Koman catacombs in the
chapel of the ccmetry of St. Callixtus.
The famous French antiquary, llaoul
Kr0Ltrf gives the following account of
tlfK-Jf some other ancient portraits
of Christ: "The most ancient imago of
Christ, executed by a Christian pencil,
which the ravages of time have permitted
to come down to our day, is, without
doubt, that whieh is seen on tho vault of
a chapel in the cemetery of St. Callix
tus, aud which is published iu the collec
tion of Uotcari. Tho Savior of men k
therein represented in bust, after the man
ner of the ancient imagine clypcatuc of
the llomans. Under this hieratic, or sa
cred priestly form, which appears to hate
been already fixed at that early epoch,
just such as U found in the monuments
of Christian art throughout the entire
Bvzatinc period, Chrut w represented
with the face of an oval tiguro, somewhat
elongated; his physiogomy grave, pwect
and melancholy, his beard bhort and
uparsc, his hair "separated at the middle cf
- . . ii i i i
the forehead, and uumg upon nis suoui
! ders in two long muses ; itmty as you
' kc him x-qrifsentt fit- ou different nr.