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One L'vlhir and Fifty Cents ,
Will be charged.
One square, (ten lines or less,) three inscr
tions, SI.OO. Each subsequent insertion 25 cts.
One square three months $3.00; Six months
$5.00; Twelve months SB.OO.
Business curds of six lines or less, $5 a year.
No subscription taken for less than a year.
Let but the heart be beautiful,
And 1 care not for the face,
I care not thonsrh the form may want
Pride, dignity, oi grace.
Let the mind be tilled with glowing thoughts
And the soul wi h sympathy,
And 1 care not if the cheek be pule,
Or tiiu eye lack brilliancy.
What though the cheek be beautiful,
It soon mast lose its bloom ;
The eye’s bright lustie soon will fade
In the dark and silent tomb ;
Hut the glory of the mind will live,
Though tne joyous life depart,
And the magic charm can never die
Of a trite und noble heart.
The lips that utter gentle words
Have a beauty all their own,
And mote I prize a kindly voice
Than music’s sweetest tone;
And though its sounds are harsh and shrill,
If the heart within bears free,
And echoes hack each glad impulse,
’Tis all the world to me.
A Desperate Leap,
A few days since, a most, remarkable es
cape from serious injury or death, occur
red on the West Chester and Philadelphia
Railroad, a few miles below Media. De
poly Provost Marshals Christman and
Cummins, with a suitable guard, had in
charge a squad of substitutes, whom
they were to conduct from West Chostei
and deliver at the general rendezvous, in
Philadelphia. The substitutes were re
markably orderly and well behaved, and as
(be ears were in full motion, passing over
a high embankment, at the rate of—the
Conductor says—thirty-five miles per
hour, no thoughts of attempted escape
occurred to the mind of any one.—
But, almost in the twinkling of an eye, a
stalwart German, named John Torap
sprang through one of the op-n windows
of the oar. The alarm rope was at onct
pulled and the train stopped as hastily
as possible, hut being under full bead
way, this was uot accomplished till the
cars had passed a considerable distance.
The engine was reversed and the train
pushed back, all hands expecting to find a
mangled und bloody corpse at the spot
where tho man made the grand leap.-
Down the bank were two great holes madi
by the heels of tho man’s boots, where he
first struck earth, and some twelve or fif
teen /eel farther on the earth was dis
turbed wh. re his head or shoulders had
struck after making a complete sotn-r
suult. But the man was not to be seen.
The train could not be detained ; and
Deputy Christman, who follows a deserter
closely when once upon the trail, de
termined to remain and seek the fellow
out. A gentleman Jiard by in a field
where the grand leap was made, was ques
tioued, and stated that Ire did not sec the
man leap from the cars, but. about the
lime tho train passed, ho saw a man, wear
ing sky-blue cloth, pass along as if lie did
not want to be seen This was enough.
The trail was followed . to near Media,—
A party questioned thvre said they had
seen a man a little while before puss along,
having a skinned lace, and wearing the
army uniform. On sped the deputy, sure
of his prey, and thus be. followed, until he
reached, the Black Horse, when Ire d- scried
the,mao in blue cloth a head. Without
halting or answer ng questions, he dou
bled his speed, and soon overhauled the
soldier, who promptly halted at, tho sum
mons, and coolly pulled from his pocket
a pass from the proper t uthorities, allow
ing him to visit his hon.e.
The Deputy was fairly outdone, he had
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b en misled and got on the wrong trail.
The chase had been a long one—the sol-,
dibr walked fast, and the Deputy having
tooted it some ten or twelve miles, was too
much exhausted to go over the ground
again, and make a fresh start. The Ger
man has not been hoard from. His es
cape from serious injury is truly miracu
The Countenance.

A queer thing is the human counte
nance. You can’t put a linger on it if
you try, and yet it is to be seen in tire face
of every man, woman, and child—even
old ladies will have it that, the tiniest new
born baby has one. It is described in
every measure of admiration and disgust,
as sad or silly, funny or foolish, dull or
downcast, inexpressible or intellectual—
io fact, there is scarcely a word in the dic
tionary that may not be used as a descrip
live adjective of the countenance, yet the
thing was never seen except in the face.
The kind of countenance a man or wo
man carries is very important. First ini
pres ions are everything, and they are
based principally upon the expressions of
the countenance. For instance, by gen
eral consent, it is deemed creditable to a
young lady to he happy—it is assumed a;-
a matter of course that she is perfect, or
nearly so, who is never ruffl 'd in mind bv
cross winds of life; hence she is care
ful, before the public, to carry a smiling
countenance, A sweet, smiling counte
nance is pleasant to look upon; even in
corrigible <dd bachelors sometimes soften
down under its influence ; but when •*,
smile by I mg and forced prac ice gets sim
mered down to a simper, it becomes stale
and insipid—is, in fact, sidy, and who
would like to carry a silly countenance ?
Above all things, a well-regulated pleas
ant countenance without a smile, is the
best possible recommendation for either
man or woman.
When we meet a woman with a nose a
good deal turned up, and vinegar strongly
marked in the countenance, we involun
tarily conclude that there is not much
happiness in the household over which
she presides. When we meet a young
lady with an airy countenance, with a
strong tendency to simper, we are inclin
ed (o think that there is not much proba
bility of her having a household to pre
side over. Men who go about with a sour
countenance, with a good deal of "snap”,
in it, are apt to be uncomfortable custom
ers. Such men should ho avoided. It
unmarried, they should live until fairly
tamed before marriageable youog ladies
should be permitted 10 approach them.
On the whole the countenance is a great
institution, and thou.h it is not oven skin
deep, it yet is a great tell tale, and often
makes or mars a fortune—or a wedding—
for the fortunate nr unfortunate possessor.
The countenance speaks the heart, and
therefore to be able always to carry an
igiveable one to recommend you, be sur<
that the heart is right towird ail men—
and women, too, Heaven bless them.
Safe Maxims for All.— The world
estimates imu by success in life; und bj
general consent, success is evidence of su
periority. Never, under any circumstance,
assume a responsibility you cun avoid con
sistently with your duty to yourselves and
others. Base all ymir actions upon a prin
ciple of right; preserve your integrity of
character in doing this ; never reckon the
e ist. Remember that self interest is more
likely to warp your judgment than all
other circunrstamtes coni bitted, therefore
ook well where your duty is concerned.
Never make money at the expense of your
reputation. Bo neither lavish nor nig
gardly—of tho two avoid the latter, a
mean man is universally despised ; but
public favor is a stepping stone to prefer
ment, therefore generous feeling should be
cultivated Let your expense be such as
to leave a balance in your pocket re>dy
money tor a frit ud in need. Keep clear
of the law, for when you gain your case
you are generally the loser of money.-
Never relate your misfortunes, and never
grieve oyer what you cannot prev.ent.-r-
No man who owes as niuclr as he can p iy,
has any moral r ight to end use for another.
Photographs of toe Moon. —Dr.
Draper*, of New York, has taken a photo
graph of the moon nearly three feet in di
ameter, magnified to 320 times the size of
the moon us seen with the nuked eye. It
represents that body on the scale of seven
ty miles to an inch It shows with grout
distil ctdess the mountain ranges, the vol
canic crater and the streams Of lava. The
duotor hii's been at work five years con
■nructitig'ihe largest reflecting telescope
In Am-tiiia, with pceuTnitHUes especially
titling it for celestial photography.
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All for the Best.f
Rabbi Akibo, compelled by violent per
secut'd) to quit, his native land, wandered
over barren wastes and dreary deserts. —
His whole equipage consisted of a lamp,
which he used to light at night in order to
study the law; a cock which served him
instead of a watch, to announce to him
the rising dawn ; and an ass-stt which he
The sun was gradually sinking beneath
the horizon, night was fast approaching,
and the poor wanderer knew not where to
shelter his head, or where to rest his wea
ry limbs Fatigued, and almost exhaus
ted, ho came at last near to a village
He was glad to find it inhabited, thinking
where human beings dwelt there dwelt
also humanity and compassion ; but ho
was mistaken.
He asked fora night’s lodging; it was re
fused. Not oae of the inhospitable inhab
it mes would accommodate him, he was
th refute obliged to sock shelter in a
neighboring wood.
"It is hard, very hard,” said he, “not to
find a ho-pitable roof to protect me against
the inclemency of the weather; but God
is just, and whatever he dues is for tho
He seated himself beneath a tree, light
ed his lamp, and began to read the law.—
lie had scarcely read a chapter when a
violent storm extinguished Ins light.
“What 1” exclaimed he, “must I not
be permitted even to pursue my favorite
-.ludy ? But God is just, and whatever
He does is for the best.”
He stretched himself on the bare earth,
willing, if possible, to have a few hours
sleep. He had h rrdly closed his eyes,
when a fierce wolf came and killed the
“What a misfortune is this ? ejaculated
the astonished Akibo “My companion
is gone ! Who then will henceforth awa
ken me to tho study of the law ? But
G <d is just; lie knows best what is'good
for us poor mortals.” M .
Scarcely bad be finished the sentence
when a terrible lion came and devoured
the ass.
“What is to be done now?” exclaimed
the lowly wanderer. “My lump and my
cock gone ; my poor ass too is gone—all
is g'.nc ! But, praised be the Lord, what
He does is for the best.”
He passed a sleepless night, and early
in the morning went to the village to see
whether he could procure a horse or any
beast of burden to enable him to pursue
his journey ; but what was his surprise
uot to find a single person alive.
It appears that a band of robbers bad
entered the village during the night, mur
dered its inhabitants, and plundered their
houses. As soon as Akibo had sufficient-*
ly recovered from the amazement into
which this wonderful occurrence had
thrown him, he lifted up his voice und
exclaimed :
“Thou Great God, the God of Abraham,
Isaac and Jacob, now I know by experi
ence that poor mortal men arc short sight
ed and blind, often considering as eyils
what is intended for their preservation,—
But Thou alone art just, and kind, and
merc ful. Had not the hard-hearted peo
ple driven me, by their inhospitality, from
the village, I should assuredly have shar
ed their fate. Had not the wind have
exhausted my lamp, the robbers would
have been drawn to the spot, and murder
ed me. I perceive also, that it was Thy
mercy which deprived me of my compan
ions, that they might not, by their noise,
give notice to the banditti, and ti ll them
where I was taking my rest. Praised be
Thy name forever and ever.”
President Lincoln’s Jokes on the
Missouri and Kansas Difficulty.—
Mr. Lincoln's last story is in reference to
the Missouri and Kansas troubles, got up
by the border ruffian Jim Lane and Mis
souri radicals. The President states that
it reminded him of a certain field of land
that he tilled when he was farming. Ho
hud one large fine field of splendid land. It
was one that he thought a great deal of;
most of it was tnagu itieent laud and easily
tilled* But in one end of the lot there
were a few acres covered with pine
stumps, that great y annoyed him. These
stumps were so hard that it was impossi
ble to pull them out; they were so wet
that it was impossible to burn them out.
The re&alt was that he had to plow around
them. “So,” says the President, “I
shall be compelled to do with this Kansas
und Missouri imbroglio—plow around
fIST“Fou have only yourself to
please,” said a married friend to an old
bachelor. “Yes,” ho replied, ,‘ but you
don’t know how difficult that is.”
The Clergyman's Joke.
I was spending a night in a hotel in
Freeport, Illinois. After breakfast I
came into the sitting room, where I met a
pleasant, chatty, good humored traveler,
who like myself, was waiting for the morn
ing train from Galena. We conversed
freely and pleasantly on several topics, un
til, seeing two young ladies meet and kiss
each other in the street, the conversation
turned on kissing, just about the time the
train was approaching. “Come, ’’ said he,
taking up his carpet bag, “since we arc
on so sweet a subject, let us have a prac
tical application. I’ll agree to kiss the
most beautiful lady in the cars from Gale
na, you being the judge, if you will Iris*
I the next prettiest, 1 being the judge."—
| The proposition staggered me a little, and
j I could hardly tell whether he was in
I earnest or in fun, but as he would be as
| deep in it as I could possibly be, I agreed,
| provided ho would do the first kissing,
though my heart failed me somewhat as
I saw his black eyes sparkle with daring.
“Yes," said lie, ‘-I’ll try it first. You
take the back car, and go in from the front
end, where you man see the faces of the
ladies, and stand by the one you think
the handsomest, and I’ll come from be
hind and kiss her.”
1 had hardly stepped into the car when
I saw at the first glaueo one of the loveli
est looking women my eyes ever fell on—
a b autiful blonde, with auburn hair, and
a bright sunny face, full of love and sweet
ness, and as radiant and glowing as the
morning. Further search was unnecessa
I immediately took my stand in the
aisle of the cur by her side. She was
looking earnestly out of the window, as if
expecting some one. The back door of
the car opened, and in stepped my hotel
friend. I pointed ray finger slyly towards
her, never dreaming that ho would dare
to carry out his pledge: and you may ima
gine my horrof and amazement when he
stepped op quickly behind her, and stoop
ed over and kissed bet with a relish that
made my mouth water. 1 expected, of
course, a shriek of terror, and then a row
generally; and then a knockdown; but
Astonishment succeeded astonishment,
when I saw her return the kiss with com
pound interest.
Quick as a flash lie turned to me and
said, “Now is your turn," pointing to a hid
eously ugly, wrinkled woman, who sat in
the seal behind. “Oh! you must excuse!
—you must excuse !" I exclaimed, “I’m
sold this time. I give it up. Do tell
who you’ve been kissing !’’ “Well,” said
he, “since you are a man of so much taste
and such quick perception, I will lei you
off ” And we nII burst into a peal ot
laughter as he said, “That is my wife !
I. have been waiting for her. I knew that
was a safe proposition.” He told the sto
ry to his wife, who looked ten fold sweet
er when she heard it. Before we,reached
Chicago wo exchanged cards,and I discov
ered that ray genial companion was an
Episcopal clergyman of Chicago, whose
name I had frequently heard. Whenever
I go to Chicago I always go to hear him ;
and a heartier, more natural and more elo
quent preacher is hard to be found. He
is welt known as one of the ablest divines
of the Episcopal denomination in the west.
Harper Weekly.
Manners.- —What a rare gift is that of
manners? how difficult to deHoe—how
much more difficult to impart Better for
a man to possess them, than wealth, beau
ty, or talent; they will more than supply
all. No attention is too minute, no labor
too exaggerated, which tends to perfect
them. He who enjoys their advantages
in the highest degree, viz., be who can
please, penetrate, persuade, as the object,
may require, possesses the subtlest secret
of the diplomatist and the statesman, and
wants nothing but opportunity to become
“great." ■ ___ „ ... ti |
B®* The translation of the whole Bible
into the Chinese language .was completed
at Shanghai on the 27th of March, 1852,
by Rev. M. Sampson Culbertson, D. D.
The work was commenced March 17,
1851, by a committee of five, of whom the
late Dr. Bridgenian was one. The other
three members qf the committee retired
from the work on account of ill health,
before the Pentateuch was finished. It
was then carried on by the other two till
the death of Dr. BriJgenaan, when it fell
upon Dr Qulbertson to conduct and finisti
the work atone.
, " 1 *’•'* i .
I®* Teetotalism forbids . man to touch
anything can intoxicate except a
pretty girl’s lips. You may taste that ar
ticle, after signing the pledge, if you'll do
it discreetly and with moderation.
VOL. VII-NG. 44.
A Gem of a Relic.
Our attention has been lately called to
what is really a great cariosity; Some
men who were either ploughing in a field,
or working in the rubbish of an old build*
ing lately torn down, found what appeared
to be a block of wood, nearly three inches
square. I lay io the dirt for several days
till one, more in<|uisitive than the others,
turned it over and discovered it to be a
box. This outer box appears to be some
composition metal resembling copper, but
somwbat corroded.
When this much was made known, eu
riosity was excited, and on further efforts
it was found that inside was another box;
'his was plated with silver; nothing was
touud here, but on-unscrewing what seems
to be a lid, is displayed the gem, which is
a likeness of a man, done up about the
size of a large size cameo breastpin, and
resembles a beautiful ambrotype, but is a
sort of painting on glass, and of most ex
quisite fineness. The figure is dressed in
un embroidered coat, ruffled shirt, and
powdered wig. The portrait has a gold
rim around and a little ring on the end,
it evidently having been worn around the
neck as an ornament.
When examined by a magnifying glass
you would be surprised at the perfection
of tbe likeness, and the beauty and smooth
ness of its execution. It is really a gem.
Who is it? how it came there or its his
tory is ail yet a mystery. The piece of
velvet on which the picture rests is old,
faded, and looks as if worn out. Wheth
er it is the portrait of some of tbe distin
guished men of this country cannot be
to d ; it was taken at a time when the
English fashions preva lod. It was fonnd
on the property of Judge Hunsickcr, at
Black Kock.— Phoenix.
A chap out West named Barnes,
who had made a speech at a w ar meeting,
was criticised in the village paper, which
said it was a very patriotic address but
the speaker slandered Lindley Murray
awfully. day Barnes wrote a
note to the editor, declaring he never knew
such a man in his life as Lindley Murray,
aud therefore could not have slandered
him. Mrs. Barnes; the wife, being at a
tea party, also took up the cudgel for her
husband, when the matter was discussed,
by declaring that—“ Murray began it by
abusing her husband, and gut as he gavel’*
{*o“ Sidney Smith tells of a maid who
used to boil the eggs very well by ber
master’s watch, but eue day he could not
lend it to her because it was nnder re
pairs; so she took the time from the
kitchen clock, aud tbe eggs came up near
ly raw. “Why didn’t you take three
minutes from the clock, as you do from
Jie watob, Mary?” “Well, sir, I sup
posed that would be too much, as tbe
bands ou tho clock are so muoh larger ?”
A Delicate Man.—A country magis
trate, noted for bis love ot tbe pleasures
of the table, speaking to a friend, said :
“We have just been eating a superb
turkey; if was excellent, stuffed with
truffles to the neck, tender, delicate, and
of high flavor ; we left only tho bones.”
“Huw many of you were there ?’’ was
“.Two,” replied the magistrate.
“Two r
“Yes, the turkey ami myself.”
“I recollect,” says Mr. Crocker, in
bis “Researches in the South of Irqland,”
(ibce trying to convince a peasant that he
might, with very little trouble, improve
tbe state of his cabin by building a shed
for his pig, and banishing him from the
chimney-corner; but he coolly answered,
‘ Sure, then, and who has a better right
to be in it? Isn’t he the man of t,he
house ?—and wont he pay the rint?”
ItSP It se6mh that crinoline, now and
then, makes some amends/or tbe disasters'
it has 'caused. Ond instance occurred at
one of the Paris theatres, last week,
where, upon the stage a trap-door Was
left open, through which ft favorite ftc
trtis would have been precipitated had
net the abundant size of her Crinoline fill
ed tip the vadadby and suspended bet ftiir
fVnine between the world above and the
realms beloW Uhtil succor came. 1
. ; At m
tSP'tiaao replied to a proposition that
he should 1 tike vengeance on a man Who
hacWnjnred him, “I do not wish to de
prive him either of his goods, his honor,
or his life, I only wish to deprive him of
his ill-will.”
SOP Why is a man who carries a watch
invariably'behind his appointments? Be
cause bo is always behind bis tinjrn, ! .

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