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MORAL AND KF.LIUIOUB.
I'rsirru of f hrlaUsalty. In an upper room were gathered on the Oral Whit Sunday a few Hebrew work ing-men—poor, despisod Gellileana, without money or frienda or learning. Those men founded an empire euch that of Alexander thoQreat nor that of Au gustus could equal in extent. That spiritual empire has lasted orer 1,800 years, and gives no real signs of decay. It is, and it has boon, a power in tho world. It has spread to lands and realms whero neither Macedonian phalanx nor Roman legions evor trod, of which tho philosophers and poets of Greece and Rome never dreamt. Dynasties, empires, languages oven, have passed away, and yet the work of these twelve men is as vigorous as ever. Was it really thoir work ? Conld they have done all this ? Or were they but the tools in tho hands of the Divine Artificer, who used them for his Divine ends? Thoy themselves suggest tho solution of tho tremondou* problem, and it at tho very least is the probable mode of explaining it. Not the tho twelvo spostlos but tho Holy Spirit, by tho twelvo apostles, did this.— Church Timet. ilrlislou* Xrwn ami The revised Now Testament has been formally adopted at Yalo Theological seminary. Fifteen hundred colored Methodist churches are' used us school-houses on week days. St. Thomas church parish. Fifth ave nue, his had but fix ministers, nl thongh it was organize 1 iu 18'J3. Twentv-uino candidates from Pres byterian theological seminaries have ap plied for appointments in the foreign liold as missionaries. This is the largest number of applicants in tho his tory of the foreign board. Tho great Methodist hospital of Brooklyn is to bo located on Prospect Heights. Tho nine bnidings aro co. timatod to cost 8100,000, and this, with the price of tho land, will bring the lotal amount to about 8500,000. There are one fnll-bloodol Indian priest and seven deacons in the Enisoo pal mission to tho Chippewa or Ojibway Indians of Minnesota Besides there is one mixed-blood clorgyman, spriest, ileoconnected with tbo mission. The vote of the Proebyteries of the United Prcibyicrian church, on tho overture permitting the use of instru mental music in pablio worship, is very dose. With only two foreign Preeby terii s to hear from the vote stands 016 in favor and GOC against. Many of the Indians of British Guiana iro becoming Christians. One mission ary has lately baptized 1,393 of tbf m. dome of them hvi been traveling for two weeks, and had livod daring that time on very scanty rations in order to reach tho place where they could be baptized. "There aro three things," onoo ssid an old pastor of mnrh insight and ex petionce, " that aro necessary to make n really snooc aful minister—grace, learning and common rouse. Now, if any one has not grace be can get it from God, and if he has not learning ho •a'j got it from mm, bnt it he want* tommon sense neither God nor man oar. Co anything to help him." It is to be feared that there is a good deal of mel ancholy tm'h in this somewhat start ling declaration.— drMfm at Work. The Salamander. We have always considered the popn- Isr mythical legend or delnaion, in re gard to tho sa'amsndet's being able to go through firo unscathed, as one of tho tnoet preposterous of mythical delu sion*. A Western gentleman, however, whom we know to be reliable, recently related to ns a story in relation to the liaards of Nevada, which would seem to confirm the possibilityof their enduring Intense heat for a short time at least. The black Lizards of the sage brush State arc very easily domesti eated, harmless, soma) and in telligent This gentleman had hovers! pet lizards, one of whieh lived near a furnace where be burned retorts or molds for ailver bullion. The work .equired a Tory hot fire, which he open at each end. The lizard would aiton the tree near by, watching him. Hia dog would frequently chase the lizard if it venlu*od to the ground, end compel it to take to the tree again. Frequently, however, the liwaid, ap parently for tho sport of the thing lonc, would dash down off the tree end induce the dog to givo it a sharp trace, when it would run right through the far Dace, coming out of the lOtbor end like a flash, unscathed, while 'tho dog in his eagerness would be burned at tho fire before be oould stop. This would be e daily oeourrenea, and the lizard actually seemed to enjoy the j >ke on the dog. The tiara that the 1 tzar J, or salamander, wee la the fire was very abort, and It doubtlera ooull not have remained there e very great li ugth of Ume; but the feet of ita not f.arisg tho Are la sufficient to have given rise to the idea of the fireproof salamander, — B>d nrd(ty Night- THE FAMILY IIOITOR. Remove all garbage and refuse as soon as possible, especially bedroom slops. Have tho wallnor coiling whitewashed or caloimiood ones or twice ovory year. Don't livo in dark, gloomy, close rooms if yon can got sunny, cheery ones. l)r. Foote'e Health Monthly asserts that asparagus and celery are good food for rheumatics. Tho London Medical Journal insists that Bright's disease is the result of the immoderate use of iced drinks, and seeks to prove this with figures show ing that tho disease prevails in any country in proportion to tho amount of ice consnmod there. People in tho United States usoninoty per cont. moro ice than any European country, and the disewe is saveuty-fivo per cent, worio iu Europe. PEARLS OF TllOUtillT. L'iziness travels so slow that poverty soon overtake* it. All that is human must retrograde if it do not advance. It is possiblo for a man to bo so very shrowd that in tho long run ho cheats himself. The crown belongs to achievement, and not to aspiration; to the maturity of a noble earoor, and not to its juven escenco. lied iu Japan, Yon really do not go to bed at all in our acceptation of the term, for the bid comes to yon, and thes'vlo of preparing | for the night is about tbo name whor ever yon are. First, a cotton-stuffed mat is laid auywhco upoo the floor, and a block or roll is placed at one end to r*t(?) year hra.l upon. Then yon lie down and a cotton stuffed qailt is thrown over yon. This quilt is liko a Jap dress on a big scale, with large and heavily stuffed sleeves, which flap over like wings. But tho difficulty is that theso capacious sleeves, with all tho rest oj the bodding, contains unnumbered le gions of voracious fl es hid away in re oessos known only to themselves, but which only wait till yon get fairly nes tled in sleep, when they Lea in their on Hlanght on their defenseless victim. Awakoaod by tho merciless havoc they are making npon you, it is in vain that yon roll anl toss and shako vonr clothes till yon are wcarioloat; thit only increases the rigor with wnich they rouew the battle, and thongh yon may spend home in tho faint glare of tho primitive oil-lantern, which is set in one corner of the room, and strive to rid yctr-iilf of the tiny tigers that aro devouring yon, it is all to no pnrpes". and you sink down at last to sleep—bnt only for a short time. Yon arc axakenol agtiu, only to nn dorgo too s.imo tribulation, and the long hours of night pass away as you pace np and down the narrow limits of tho room, listening to th • snoring of tho dozen or more of tho tongh-hided sleepers who surround yon, and peep through tho sliding abutters of tho house to sco if the day Js breaking or not. You cannot lie down again, for tho floor is crawling with the creatures you drral. and yon cannot sit down, for there is nothing to sit npon, and such a thing as a chair was novcr heard of in that region. Yon onlysnffer in silcnro and wish von wero at home. Bothering a foot. When Dickens was in Boston there *M a great desire among tho people to catch a glimpse of him, and one fellow even climbed np a water*pont to aoe the great man shtve. Iloakin aaid lately that ho no longor had time for literary work, for marly every morning when he sat down in hia atndy he reoeived a tele gram from Mr. Ho and-Ho saying that he was going to do himself the pleasure of calling on the author that forenoon —and there was that morning gone and the charges to pay on tho telegram I A writer in Lippi"\co:f§ Magitirut tells ns bow Tennyson is tormented by people enrionsto seo him: In his horror of the publie Tennyron keep* himself qnite seclndeJ, and tbns whets curiosity to an intense degree. His Ise-of-Wight residence is so be sieged by tonriata that he has been fore 3d to bnild a high wall about it, with locked gates, to keep curions peo pie away. The locked-ont crowd prowl ontaide and climb up the wall and look over. When the poet cornea out to walk in hi* garden the crowd rushes frantically to the aide where be is. Photographers sUud ready to catch pictures of him. Some of them have made holoa in the wall and inserted tho tubes of the canons therein, hoping and watching for a chance to take the poet'a picture. He looks despairingly at the heads; he frowns at them in vain. They stare, they make audible comments about him, "Why docs he atend there like a postr says one. "Like a H oughton bottle," says another. "What queer buttona he has I" "And where oould be have found that oloak f" eay they. They bring their dinners and lie in wait for him. The land around is trampled. A path lies about the wails trodden bard as adamant. A Tale of a Nhlrt. A talo of a shirt may not bo vory sentimental, bat one told of tho length Henry Clay Dean, tho groat lowa statesman, woro a garment is at least characteristic, snggostivo and interesting. General Sherman and Dean had been friends for yearn, and when Hhorman bocamo general and Dean happened to bo in Washington, tho latter, natnrally enough, felt a desire to renew tho acquaintance. Sj ho callod at Hhorman's houso, and was received by tho general with open arms. Thoy talked ovorold times, and nothing would do but Dean must stay to dinner. The chronicle continues in thiH strain : "Bat, general," romonstrated Mrs. Sherman in her husband's ear, " I can't hvvo such a dirty-looking man at my table; can't you spruce him up a little? ' Tho genera! said he'd lis that, and so at an opportune moment ho hustlod Mr. Dean upstairs, rausackod a bureau and prodncod a clean shirt for hirn to put on. Mrs. S'aermaa was moditlod, and tho diauei was really a charming affair, for there is no raoro delightful, enter. Uitiing aud instructive conversation, alist than Henry Clay Dean. One year utter this ovent Gjnoral Bherman was at the Lindell hotel, Ht. Louis, with his family. A card was brougLt up bearing Ilonry Clay Dean's name, Mrs. Sherman was very mnch p!r od. " He is such a charmtug talker, we muat have Litn to dinner. Only yon rust see that he looks presentable." T .eso w ro madamo's words to tho warrior. Bo Sherman welcomed D<an, and, just be fore going to dinner, slipped him into a side room and gave him a c'.ean shirt to wear. Dean doffed Lis coat and vest, and, after a brief struggle divestod him self of tho shirt ho had on -a soiled, grimy, black thing that looked as if it had socn long and hard scrrioe. Then they all went down to dinner, and Mr. Doan was mors charming than ever, and Mrs. Bherman was in ecstasies. Tho next day,as Mrs. Bherman w getting her hus band's dads and clothes together, pre paratory to picking them forthe onward march, she gave a sort of wild, hnnted scr am. " What is it, my dear?" called the general from the next room. " Just come in hero for a minute," replied Mrs. Bherman between faint gasps. The general went in. Thoro stood Mrs- Bh' rrnan holding in ber left hand the begrimed shirt Henry Clay Dean had loft. With her right hand she pointed to certain initials on the lower edge of th* bosom. The initials read "W. T. 8." It was the identical shirt General BLiorman had loaned Henry Clay Dean in Washington twelvo months before. The <rnb Street Hermit. Perhaps the most curious pemon that ever lived hero win Henry Wolby, Ks j., the Grab street hermit. He was a nativo of Liuolushire, where ho had an estato of more than £I,OOO per an num. In 1592, when about forty years of age. a younger brother, with whom he bad aomo difference of opinion, way laid him in a field and attempted to shoot him. Ho at once formed the resolution of retiring from the world, and became the tenant of a good sited house at tho lowor end of Grub street. Three rooms ha ha 1 furnished for his own nae. as bedroom, dining room and study, reaoeotivoly. These rooms led into each other, ao that be was able to keep out of sight while his bad was being mado or his meals laid hy an old servant named Elisabeth, the only person who was allowed to see him for forty years. Hia diet was oatmeal porridgo with a salad in summer time, and on high festivals the yolk of an egg, with a slice ont of tho middle of a loaf and a little jam, though he ordored dishos appropriate to those festivals to be carried into hia dining-room. Ou suoh occasions, after reverently saying graeo, ho would tie his napkin under his ohin, draw on s clean pair of Holland glovea, and carv ing brawn, beef, gooso and capon in succession, would send dinners to his poorer neighbors till the dishes wore emptied, withont tench in g any thing himself. He bought all the new i-uoks, but all relating to controversy he laid aside unread- The greater part of his time was spent in reading, medi tation and prayer. He died October 29, 1831, aged eighty-one, and was buried in St. Oiles' ohnroh, Oripple gate. The servant died, not above six days before her mister. His only daughter married a Yorkshire gentle man, Sir Christopher Milliard, bat neither she nor any of her family ever saw her father after his retirement— I/mdnn Mat/at inc. A Western editor offered a pri xe of 150 and a year's subscription for the best srritton proposal of marriage from a lady. He picked out e nioe proposal from a beautiful and srealthy widow, answered it aooepting the proposal, and with th threat of a breach of promise smt actually captured her. Editors may not acquire wealth by writing twenty three hours a day, but when their genius takes the right shoot they pro cure the persimmons.— lloomerang. Sixty papers in the United States are published by women. TOPICSO7 THE DAT. Tho mills of tho eighty silk manu facturing firms in Now Jersey last year oonsumod 1,570,000 pounds of raw silk. Now Jersey exoeods in this industry all others combined. The capital invested is 87,521,200, and the value of the manufactures last year was 818,050,210. Tho peach troc# of Delawaro have exhibited unusual vitality this year in moro ways than one. They have re sisted tho determined assaults of a hostile season, have blossomed lnx uriously, and now are "all of a strut with tho young fruit," says the Bmyrna Times, which adds : "This intent of natnre to do its best after year of rost is notable in the great number of twin poaches; one farmer says ho found no loss than three on a twig of six inches, and others have noticed the nnmbor of doable peaches in the same blossom cap. Bach a strong in tent in production has not been noticed sinco 1875." Tho following States have been rcdis trietcd under tho new apportionment of Congress : New Hampshire, Vermont, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, lowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia, T< x;s anil Mississippi. In Massachusetts, New York, Tennessee and Nebraska tho legislatures ate still busy wi'h tho problem. Maine, Pennsyl vania, . .rginia, Kansas, California North Carolina, South Oaro lina, Georgia and Arkatnai will each elect cno or more congrossman-at-largo. In the other States the apportionment law made no change in tho number of rep resentatives, and the districts remain as before. Upon tho supposition that the npper air currents are sueh that a balloon starting from the United States and kept at an altitude of about 2,000 feet would eventually reach Uarope, Mr. King, the aeronaut, purposes to construct a bal loon with a capacity of 300,000 cubic f -ct of gas, and attach to it a rope 5,000 foet long. lie argnes t 1 at this balloon conld not ascend much higher than 2,000 feet on account of the weight of tho rope, nor fall mnch l<elow that alti tude, the rope being buoyed np by U;o ocean. By this simple contrivance he snppcscs that a uniform elevation conld bo maintained nnd that the eastward air current would wait bia air-ship to Guro|>c. It in to bo hoped thai the good to bo done with tbo $3,400,000 recently be queathed to charity by M'aaHirah Itnrr, of Now York, will outweigh tbo perni eio*i* exsmple of bor private life. Tbo ATtdonoe in tbo will contest COM arising from the disposal of her fund* shown her to have boon revoltingly uncleanly in person, improvident in her house hold, and given to the use of the mean est utensils for the preparation of bor edible*. Bho made coffee in a sauce pan, was always nungry, demanded sapper two hours after dinner and dressed in garments so soiled and olor. ous that the court in whoso presence they wore unwrapped in evidence, and the stenograph era who sat near him, unanimotuly hoid their respective noses. Major 15. W. Bellamy, who owned several hundred slaves before the war, now employs a thousand negroes, who cultirato his farm of 10,030 acres near Quitman, Oa. They live in DM), white washed cottages, and are provided with churches, schools, and, if the local newspaper is not mistaken, with dance bouaaa. Every dwelling has its garden, potato patch and orchard, and every tenant is encouraged to save money, buy land and develop bis individuality. It is said that all the children over ten years of ago can read and write. At the plantation house things are dona in the old stylo. A reporter who recently dined with the planter writes that the principal dish was a gigantic chicken pie. and that the ronnd of beef made the stoat boy who set it on the table stsggcr. Some hoar* before the schooner Jeva, bound from Bt. Jago, Cuba, for New Orleaus, entered the Miaaiaaippi, tho other day, Captain Patrick waa con fronted bj a etratige passenger. The man leaped from the forecaatle and, gracefnllj kneeling. offered the enptain the bntt of a silver mounted revolver, together with a palm fnll of gold ooin. Captain Patriok waa amased. lie had encountered almost aa many stows way* aa sharks, bnt never before had tho stowaway been of anch knightly bearing and impreeeive preaenoo The atowa way, who apoke in Bpaniah, aaid that he luul been a captain in the Oaban army and that, being weary of tyranny, he had made up hi* mind to fly to free America. He had managed to eecape from the raonntaina and hide in the hold of the Java. Hnngar drove him oat, Mhe hed been without food or water for six daya. Captain Patriok took pleasure in introdnoing the refngee to the laud of the free and the home of the brave. Notwithatanding the deoay of our carrying trade, saya a oity exchange, the raoe of akillful and eunrageona American rtnmtiw to sot wholly extinct- It is often raid that the introduction o steam and iron in place of wood and itaila was fatal to the romance of the bea; but the case of Captain Borrow*, of tho atoamer Bio Grande, while there are no pirates or privateer amen or mntinoera in it, whiio tLure is no story to tell of shipwreck on an uninhabited island, illnslrates in a remarkable way Homo of tho bost qualities of sailor* and men. Tho Rio Graudo was found to bo on firo at sea. In tho face of this most terrible of calamities, her captain suc oeoded, by example and by reassuring words, in preserving order among ber passengers and transferred them, with out panic and with scarcely any inconvenience, to a railing vessel which be overhauled. Having thus secured their safety, ho tarnc-d his at tention to that cf his own ship, and navigated her ninety miles to tho Dels, wuro Breakwater, where he scuttlod her upon a shoal. When tho lire was ex tinguished ho flood got up tt'*am, overtook the sailing vessel, agr.in trans f rred his passoagors, and brougLt them to New York. Or ay-haired sailors who, with something like contempt for modern improvements, recall tho good old seafaring times, will probably ad mit that Captain Burrows has accom plished on achievement brilliant and unprecedented in its way, although he has encountered no "long, low, black, sufpicious-1 ooklng schooner," trained no "long-torn," fi'ed no broidti less, and engage 1 in no hand-to band struggle with pir.t A, cutlass, and boarding pike. lie (lot the Desired Information. It was in tho smoking car on the New York Ccntr.il. There was one chap who was blustering a great deal and telling of how many duels bo had fonght, and behind rat a small man reading a maga zine. "Hir!" raid tho big man, as he wheeled around, " what would you do if challenged ?" " Refuse," was the quiet reply. "Ah ! I thought as much. Rsfuso and be branded a coward ! What if a gentleman offered you the choice of a duel or a public horsewhipping—then what r "I'dtake tho whipping." "Ah ! I thought so; thought ao from tho looks of you. BnppoM*, sir, you had foully slandered me?" " I never rlander.' " Then, sir, suppose I had coolly and deliberately insulted yon What would you do?" " I'd rise up this way, put down ray book this way, and reach over like this and take him by the cose as I take yen and give it a three-qnarter twist—just so I" When the little man let go of the big man's nose, the man with tho white hat on began to crouch down to get away from bullets, but there was no shoot ing. The big mlh turned r< d, then l>ale, then looked tb little man over, and remarked: " ( ertrdnly—of course -that's it ex actly r And then conversation turned o the general prosperity of the country—lf troll Fret /VM, The Secret of Uenlns. "They talk,';said Tom Marshall, oi Pennsylvania, the brilliant lawyer and orator, "of my astonishing burst of eloquence, and doubtless imagine it is my genius bnbbling over. It is nothing of the sort. HI tell yon how I do it I select a subject and study it from the gronnd np. When I mooter it fully 1 write a speech on it Then I take a walk and come back and re visa and correct. In a few days I subject it to another pruning and then reoopy it Next I add the finishing touches,round it off with graceful periods, and commit it to memory. Then I speak it in the field, on my father's lawn and before my mirror, until gesture and delivery are perfect It sometimes takes me six weeks or two months to get np a speech. When I have one prepared I come to town. I generally select my own sub ject I speak my piece. It astonishes the people, as I intend it shall, and tLey go away marveling at my power of ora tory. They call it genius, bat it is the hardest kind of work."— St. Lcuit lie publican. Three Talc* Ahont Tree*. Two rod oaka are growing three feet apart on the farm of H. H. Whitting ton, Oriffln, Oa. Bix feet from the ground they are joined by a limb whiob appears to be equally a part of each tree. It baa been found impossible, without destroying the enriona joint, to determine from whteh troe it sprang. A pine troe that waa auppoeed to be 200 years old was recently oat by John Grover, of Rye, N. 11. It yielded 1,8 Xi feet of lumber, end made two andabalf oorda of wood besides. A fonr-icoh tire spike wee found imbedded ic the troe nearly six inches beneath tb bark. After twenty years the frniU of aeed brought from Spain yielded their first revenue to their owner, e Sonoma (0*1.) fanner. They are five oork treea, which are now thirty feet in height and twelre inches in diameter. One ooat of oork one and a quarter inches thick turn Just boen stripped off. Shear and B'oMnm. Bat] l by ic/iil onr laved are leaving, For Ibe beautiful to be, Bye* ere woeplng, brer* ere grieving, Ae they vanish aLlently. Tin-re e leafM. there e blomorri, rail* the re* j,or u he go**; Now e lily from love'* boeotn. Golden eheevce ewl tin r, e roee. Tba* the reaper otivrerd pace*, 1,-ating h*erthloii<* ]<>ue end ctiiU'd, Making vacant cbeire arid pla/a That --an Hnmon be filled. Htill he gii-ern tli, ever giearit-lh. Treasure* from our cUnging be arte; Itarknem o'er life'* pathway Icaneth, Wheir the dreaded one depart*. Boul by aoul the loved are leaving. Fur the beautiful to lie, l>ay by day pale death la wearing Garland* for eternity. —Annie if. Carj, enter PL'KGESfT PARAGRAPHS. Tito farmer is known by bi* fruit*. Does a clergyman fall when bo makes a European trip ? Many a lightning rod agent bat been known to htriko twice in the same place. A dnmb bull raim s the muscle, while a belle that it not (lamb simply raise- 1 the temp- r. The proper remedy for a young lady who it abort of stature is to get apliced a* soon as possible. We Baw a man yesterday who had no advice to give an editor regarding the, tone of his paper. He war dead. A man advertises: "Hands wanted on boys' pant i." Hands won't do Dy good out thin way; it takes a leather strap. An Arkansas editor rays: Onr women nre accused of being fond of whistling. Well, so lie it. What is more lovely than talips well blown ? A scientist claims to have discovered a species of wasp that doe? not ating. What lols of fun he must have aad in experimenting before ho found iL It in said that a process has been dis covered for bottling sunshine. This will be a great boon for Sunday-school picnics when caught in a thunder-storm. The eye* of the small boy are bigger than his stomach until he has eaten green apples, then the stomach appears to lie bigger than anything else in the world to him. " What did you do to break that rase?" "Ah, cnadamc ! nothing could be easier. 1 had it in my hand—liko this—and I struck it against the c r uer of the table, so—" And he breaks the mate to it 1 "A dog with* memory" is th tit'eof an article in a daily paper. In tbia par ticular the animal doen't strikingly re semble the young man who borrows ten dollars and promises to return it "next Saturday night." "A newspaper under the vest mike# a capital chest protector." Care should be taken, however, to select a paper on which there is nothing due. Dew cre ates dampness, and the wearev might catch cold therefrom. " I* there such a thing as luck ?'• asks a correspondent. There is. For instance, if you go home at 2 o'clock in the morning, after promising your wife te be in early, and find her asleep, and don't tumble over any chairs, that's luck, but it isn't to be depended on. The old man sighed as he took the go Id en-haired, laughing boy upon his knees, and stroking his shining tresses, •aid: "Ah I how much I should like to feel like a child again." Little Johhny ceased his laughter, and looking sober ly up into his grandfather's face re marked: "Then why don't you get mamma to spank yon V DEKTOfT. Three mat lens, bright and pretty ** fui bn. 80 Uiat 1 *c*roe (-an ehonxr between th three, Set K iu l*v evening in the gallery. The flret her mother joined when chnreh was done, And two were left—l wanted only one. The eecood met some other firla, and took Her homeward way with them - without a look. The third aaotlier fellow got- while 1 Went home alone. Can this be destiny 1 A man who believe* in self improve ment suggested to hie wife recently that they should argue eome qnaetion frankly and freely every evening, and try to learn mora of each other. The question for the firat night happened to be, " Whether a woman 00old be ex pected to get along without a hat,'" and be took the affirmative; but when be was laat aeen be had climbed into the hayloft, and wa pulling the ladder up after him. Ono by one the iUuaiotu* of centuries are lieing dispelled. The Roman l'an theob has been considered a temple of the gods for age*, but an arch* dogist has recently discovered beyond doubt that it was simply Agripps's bath-house. Agrippa wan a riob Roman general who could afford such extravagance*. The seveu large uiehes in the walla were in tended for furnaces to heat the place, not, as was supposed, to hold the statue* of ths principal gods. If thsy search a little closer they may, perhaps find the nail in the wall where G.-ip jg hung his shirt when ha took his morn ing ablution.