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1,50 P E RA'N N U M ::: V. i Mi "IF PAID '.IS ADVANCE, Z.ItAGAN, Editor and Proprietor. ' HISTORICAL TALE. ". v , The Great Elopement. '-'"v: -a,.-: . ,;: . The dinner . vm ended. The King tossed off his last cup of calida, and lean ed luxuriously back, in a rapture of satU '. iiy. Following the -royal example; the , guests, too, leaned back, and surveyed each other with complacent glances. , Presently conversation was resumed. V You may say what you please, 0 Romulus," began Tullus, "you may say : what you please, but affairs cannot go on ; in this way.", . .' '. " Well, then give us a remedy; good Tullus," querulously answered Romulus, who preferred repose and good digestion to the miseries of political discussion, es , pecially .when .Tullus was present, who was a prominent leader of the Fabil, the radical Romans, " give us a remedy; . you are always complaining, but you ne ver propose anything. For my part, , it . seems to me we are well enough as we are." . The Quintilli, with Romulus at their '. head, were the conservative party of the (.State; . . , Just as you please," said Tullus, as suming indifference, only remember that . Rome expires with trs, if you do not give ; heed to my words." ' .,. " Thai is very clear," said Horalius. . : V As crystal," said Antoniuj. ''And then, lisped Aurelius, surnamed Superbus, on' account of his fine ways, " what an existence is ours. It is barba rous. ' A pretty face to me, is belter than meat and drink, and for two long years, 1 have not had night of a beardless chin. Without lovely woman, what is life but a perpetual bore!" " Thai is very true," solemnly said Dratus, who was past seventy and had not a sound tooth in his head. ' You ars two fools," said Tullus ra ther rudely, ''let us be practical. Rome must be peopled. Our grandsons may fiud time for sentimental follies." ' ... "I think we hid better ask the gods to do something for us," suggested Anto nius. ' ... "And I think we had better take a nap." said Romulus, who had eaten hear tily, and who felt a royal drowsiness co ming over him. Tullus bit his iip. " Ifl wete king," tie began impatiently V ' Ha t" interrupted IJomuIus rn a rage. Hat is this ! Know you, O, Tullus, nVe is only one master here ?" : " 41 trembled. The fate of Remus was not Vrgotten. Evert the haughty Tullus "enejlli. the fiery gaze of the son m. ?r He retracted. He apologised. 1 he heaVnf (lehatf.. Iia nrornrl. Rrtmnlna was pacing and now at last thoroughly. p.vuocu, ouerea vigorously into tne die fission whicTullus had provoked. All became inlereaed except Antonius, who gave his mind tcfais moustache. ..All agreed thaWbe happiness and sta bility of Rome dep,Jed on the introduc :tion of the feminine Jement into society. Although the fugitives who sought salety in Roman citizenship kere many, yet it was not tojbe supposed that the population could foreverbe supplied from ibis source. Besides, the people, from the king down, -vere tired of living like Shakers. They wanted a chance, and ware even nrenared to embrace matrimony for the sake of novelty, Everybody declared that some thing must be done, but nobody could tell how to do it. "I move we advertise," said Dratus, the septuagenarian. - ' "The only safe course for such as you" Sneered Aurelius, the dandy opening his ips at last, 'bad for some of us I should think" ' ' "Peace," said the king, "does anyone know where we can procure a set of -wives! Quantity is of the first moment, but quality also deserves consideration." There was a pause. Finally "I met some'' Very fine Sabino girl at a ball at Cures three years ago," hinted Horatius. ' The parly interchanged doubtful glan ces, even the king seemed troubled. At length he said hesitatingly i J' 1 "Well, we must lake steps." , ' ' Dratus, who was the most conservative of all Quintilli, was altogether against ta king steps. He suggested that the Sa bines, or Sabellians had already declined the honor of alliance with the Romans. 'And what then T" exclaimed Romulus .since fair means hae failed, since they scornfully reject our honorable proposals, there Is only one course." 'Dratus wa dreadfully shocked, but allowea nts scruples to be overcome by moral suasion, and the kindly cooperation ot a cup of calida. He gae utterance to a suspicion,, however, that the fair Sabel Tians had mostly provided themselves with husbands.';.',"," 'v ".', . " What matter," said Romulus, -if we find favor in their sight. If all 1 hear be true, the will fly to our arms. Helen would never have eloped with Paris if Menelaus had been half a man. There can be no doubt of that. We, too, will ive a ball, i ne iaes ot August are at . . it e a t and, .The, nations shall unite ia feasts f- Llfelilg granta!, geboieii to American . Interests, ftoto, rience,- anfc : to Consus, We will see what the hearts of the Sabine women are made of." 'Those Sabine , fellows are all wretch- ed spooneve." said Aurelius. vawjiimr: "it will be small honor to, bear away from them their spouses. Bosides, I doubt whether he creatures are so good looking as they are represented. Howe ver, we must sacrifice ourselves for the good of the country I suppose." Four stately Sabine dames met in the market place. Their cheeks glowed with excitement. Their eyes sparkled with unwonted animation. Their lips quiver ed impatiently. " It is incredible," said one. . ; " It is monstrous," said another. ' The gods proteot us," said the third- " Whal next, I wonder !" said the fourth. Four women together, in earnest con versation is not a eight to marvel at. But there women were more than, earnest ; thoy trembled with irrepressible eagerness, they exhibited an extreme agony of agi tation. Four others in equally nervous condition, joined them, and the eight moved into a fashionable confectioner's close at haud, to exchange exclamations of amazement, and to eat ices out of horns tipped with gold. Two prim old maids walked in. 1 "Have you heard the news ?" asked one. "The news !" answered the first dame ; "i is such no longer. Every family in Cures has received an invitation." "So has every individual except the bachelors," added the second dame. "Who are these Romans I" demanded a patrician matron, contemptuously. " I know nothing of them. They certainly do not belong to our set." "They are very low people," answer ed the first dame. "Coarse parvenus. Their kingdom is only a few years old. And how they can call it a kingdom, I cannot conceive ; they say there is not a woman among them. A pretty kingdom indeed 1" " They say too," said another lady, "that they are all thieves and fugitives ; that their king never had any ancestors, but was elected to the throne ; and this king never had any father, and his moth er was a wolf." "The gods be with us," exclaimed a third, " a wolf 1 What a bringing up. What manners he must have." ' But I have heard that they are very handsome and particularly distinguished for their very fine noses," said a young widow, who had not before spoken. Commotion and enquiring looks; "Yes, and that they are very courteous and well-bred ; and that conscious of their great social deficiency they give this ball to make our acquaintance." 'The ten ladies fluttered with a gentle emotion. A soft smife irradiated their countenances. For a moment all hearts sympathised with the forlorn and desolate Romans. 'Are their intentions honorable, and their purpose marriage 1" asked the starchiest of the old maids. At this unwonted question, the momen tary impulse of kind feeling was checked. Your widows always have more tact than your old maids. If they are not less set fish, they possess at least the art of ap pearing so. The consequences of this false step was immediately apparent. The (air patrician broke forth thus : " I believe tbey are the basest of pie bians. I shall cut them. If e beein to mix with this people, there will be no drawing distinctions. We owe a duty to society. ; l care nothing for their habits and. manners, but the fact that they are parvenu, settles the matter, I shall not The fair patrician was a woman of in fluence. She was descended from one of the oldest families, and she gave the best dinners of the season. Moreover, she had written a book, which nobody had ever read, and which everybody praised to the skies. . In deference to her, -all agreed that, they could never think of go ing; and all went home forthwith, to look up their best dresses, and to consider how they might most becomingly array themselves to prodace a mighty effect upon the benighted Romans. ' ;-') ..;.:.- !: .-:!, III. i;.:: . ;' ' - A group of Sabine gallants were dis cussing the great topio of the day. The unmarried men looked upon the whole affair with deep soorn because they had not been invited to the Consaulia. The married men only wondered. "It is ioo ridiculous," observed a gay yonng?rakev',,-f; ';''' n - ;, They are imp!y barbarians,", said another.'1!'- ' '. 1 . "- . "What can you expect of men who never trim iheir beards t" said a third. '' "That is not true" exclaimed an elder ly beau who had travelled. "They do trim them with a hatchet ' ' "They have no theatre," murmured a pale young man, with ethetie and aslh rnatio tendenoies. ' .' STEUBENVILLE, "There is not a cook worthy the name of artist in all Rome," said a ruddy fel low, prone to gluttony.- ,.. , . "If they have no cook," said a good hearted gentluman, "they have certainly invented a punch, which is very delicate and agreeable. . . . " Never mind their punch," said a wise statesman, "their politics are wretch ed. They have two parties Quintilli and Fabiii. The former are conservatives, and anchor themselves to forgotten falla cies ; the latter are radicals, and are al ways, insisting on impossibilities. One party is behind the age ; the other is ab surdly in advance of it. You might re present them by signs. The conservatives are always minus, and the radicals are always plus. Between them they make a pretty mess of public affairs. Their pet principle of action is to oppose each other with all the violence and malignity tbey can master. For my part I shall have nothing to do with such fellows. I shall not permit my family to attend the Consualia. . Take ray advice friends and keep yourselves and your wives at home, Men with such politics must be danger ous." All mentaljy subscribed to these liberal views, firm in the resolution to ignore the whole affair, retired. But female cu riosity is powerful, and after many har rowing domestic scenes, they began to see the expediency of yielding. "The wise statesman was the first to come to this determination. IV. It v.as the morning of the feast of Consus. The sun never rose more bril liantly, and a sweeter breeze never swept through the rich and romantic groves which surrounded the Palatine Hill. It seemed that the god of waters had es pecially bespoken for his votaries a day best suited for their amorous design. The spot selected for the banquet, was one which nature had so bountifully adorned, that nothing was left for art to supply, except the tables and the dishes. Lofty trees cast a delicious shade around. Through the clustering branches the wind' sighed tenderly, and the soft per fumes of a thousand wild flowers filled the air. A thousand feathery warblers fluttered from boughs, echoing each oth er's gay, glad notes. As he surveyed the scene, the king's heart swelled with a proud consciousness of coming triumph. His chosen band of followers were wild with rosy expectations. Even Aurelius, who had travelled much, and who had dined in Greece with the Deipnosphists, and cultivated all the arts of appetites and taste, approved of the arrangements, which indeed, had been very much under his care. " Our deity has surely inspired us to this deed," said Romulus, " our horses of which we know he taught his devotees the use, and which therefore form so im portant a feature in our Consuella, will serve us admirably in bearing off our fair prizes." An hour passed and no tidings of the Sabines. Doubtful looks were exchanged by all save Aurelius, who believed that impatience was vulgar, and anxiety spoil ed the complexion. Another hour, and still they came not. Low murmers arose. The king handled his sword nervously, In every countenance an impending ex plosion might have been detected. Towards noon a heavy cloud of dust darkened the horizon.' The king's eye brightened. - Dratus endeavored to assume a gay and youthful mien. Aurelius pas sed his hands through his hair, and sud denly remembered that it was fashionable tobe lute. The Romans disposed them selves to receive their visitors. Every pulse quickened. At length a gorgeous cavalcade drew near. Led on by Tatius, their king, the Quiaites swept gracefully up the avenue whioh led to the festival ground, and hav ing dismounted, ad.vanc.ed to meet their hosts, who saw with inexpressible delight that of their guests the larger number were young and beautiful women. Romulus stepped forward with cour teous grace, but with the proud bearing that might have been expected on suoh an occasion of the offspring of the God of war; He deeply felt the honor of this visit ; had he dared to hope his beauteous neighbors would have so very generously responded to hie humble invitation, he should have striven to supply , more ex tensive means for their diversion' As it was, he welcomed them with an overflow ing heart, snd begged them to pardon whatever deficiencies they might observe in the methods and manners of men so long deprived of the sweet and defining influence of their presence. '' ' ; " ' Ti'ie women looked vastly pleased. ' Some murinered acknowledgments' all smiled. , Romulus led Tatius aside, and briefly' arranged'the order of the day's festivities. Then, with gay assiduity, he devoted himself to the fair spouse of his royal neighbor. Aureliusfell in with the haughty patritian dame who had written a book. Yes, she too was there. Curi osity had crushed out even her scruples. OHIO, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1858. Dratus, to his infinate disgust, got entan gled with the two old maids, and had not wit enough to extricate himself. " Who is that tall distinguished looking gentleman," asked her majesty of Rom ulus, indicating Aurelius, who was cir culating in a very large and erratic orbit, among the clustering constellations of youth and beauty, like a regulating comet in the social system. " Thai," answered the king is Aure lius Superbus, to whom we have delega ted the duties of Symdosiarch. He is our Rex Convivii to-day. He is a great traveller, and has seen the world ; visi ted Greece recently, and brought back all the new fashions, and a cook from Athens," " An Athenian cook 1" said her majes ty, " oh I then it was indeed a vile cal umny." - "What was." " Never mind." Both , mused. Romulus thought of the prospects of his scheme, The Sa bine qneen looked forward to a dinner by an Athenian cook. The banquet was announced. All start ed. Aurelius broke off in the midst of a discussion about Homer with Mistress Lavinda, the fair patritian, whose literary turn of mind he had at once discovered, and with infinite delicacy invited the at tention of the guests to internal comforts. The assemblage turned towards that por tion of the grove sacred to the delights of appetite. And what an assemblage it was. Life, light and beauty, how devoted ly the brave Romans studied the fancies of their fair companions. How mean and utterly contemptable did the selfish and unheroic men of Cures, show in con trast. And the flattered dames and dam sels ; how radiently they beamed upon their newly found gs)lants. The battle of love was more than half won already. The dinner I that was almost enough to complete the conquest. Never had the genius of Aurelius' cook shone so re splendently as now. Every arrangement was complete and exquisite. It was all the cook ; but as it always happens the glory rested with the master. A buzz of admiration saluted the ears of the Sym posiarch. Close to a line of mossy banks, far more luxurious than the artfully contrived discubitorii which long after became the fashion, the tables were conveniently dis posed. The effemenacy of accubation was then, happily, unknown among Ro mans, and the soft verdure of the terraces offered the most agraeeable resting places to be imagined. When all . were seated, how brilliant the spectacle ! The exci ted Romans, so long unused to the enli vening associations of womanhood, could scarcely restrain their overflowing joy. Each had found a fair companion conge nial to his taste and temper, and the dull Quirites, entirely unsuspicious and heed ful only of the appetising delicacies before them, failed to observe the effect produced upon their wives and daughters by these new acquaintances. "For whom is this vacant seat beside your King," enquired Lavinia of Aure lius. : " My dear Lavinia," answered the Symposiarch (he was getting on famous ly,) " my dear Lavinia, that is a subject not lightly to be spoken of. The lung was so unfortunate as to kill his brother Remus in a passion. Romus jumped higher than the royal pleasure permitted. You shall have the details some day. If he had been a poor devil, Romulus would have been held to stern account ; a mon arch's indiscretions, however must not be too severely scrutenized. As it was, the deed was fastened upon Celer, the builder of the wall which Remus leaped over, and Romulus to keep up appear ances, always has a vacant chair set be side him on state occasions, in which the weapons of his deceased brother are de posited. A cheap way of securing the sympathy of the world." ' All applied themselves to the banquet. The . first course was of stimulating vi ands, richly prepared with odorous sauces. Fish followed, dressed with not less art and grace. Then in rapid suooession, came ducks and mutton, sucking pigs ; warm as the first blush of early love, and tender as a maiden's dream. Eggs in a thousand fantastic forms, and vegetables of every character even truffels, then deemed a dish sufficiently exalted for the gods tdorned the side tables. Never had the Sabillians witnessed a display so rich and rare.' ' The men of Crues did not conceal their amazed admiration. The women, with more tact, affected to consid er it a matter of course, and assumed an easy unconcern. But inwardly their hearts beat with new and strange sensations the double effeot of enraptured palates and entranced souls. '- With the fruits appeared the drinking cups, ana wines sweetened witn boney and the intoxicating calida, drawn from ample alhepsse. The Romans whose finest energies were soon to be called upon, sipped delicately from little horns decorated with silver and gold, with the exception ot Dratus, who rendered des perate by his inability to rid himself of tne two old maids, quaffed off repeated and brimming draughts of barley beer, in a reckless manner that should have called for the frown of society and the in terference of the' police. The Quirites, who had heard much of the Roman punch, gaye themselves up to the alluring influence of the calida, and soon found themselves in the ecstacics of imbibition. A few gjided gently under the table. Some slept. Others, who had eaten ex cessively, snored 'twas the agonized ut terance of an outraged stomach. Those who still retained a remnant of their menial equilibrium, wore melancholy but serene countenances. The voice of Romulus was heard. By way of welcome to the guests, a few congratulatory speeches were made. An tonius who was a clever politician, and who contrived ever to hold some profita ble office, began. He was always ex pecting to speak, but as his erudition was slender, his addresses always gave evi dence of cyclopedial researches and badly digested cramming. But he was one of the leaders of the Fabii, and his party always cheered him, and proclaimed him the greatest orator alive. He was follow ed by Ancus, a thorough patriot, who was famous for his grace and mellifluous ness, as well as for an oration upon the glorious life and deeds of Mn&, the great ancestors of the Romans, which be had everywhere delivered to admiring crowds. After him came Horalius, one of the most distinguished of the Quintilla whom all admired and few understood ; but who commanded attention by llio excited en ergy of his manner. His address occn pied half an honr, was composed of an unbroken sentence, and was delivered without taking breath. And then all repaired to witness the games. Aurelius, who had been .in Greece during the seventh Olimpiad, was well qualified to direct this portion of the festivities. He explained to his compan ion the mysteries of cock fighting, which was very popular in Athens, and which he had introduced into the sports of Rome. Lavinia was delighted with this amusement, and gently pressed her in structor's hand. The games over, the assemblage dis persed to wander in couples in the silent woods. The dying glory of the eve suf fused the grove with a flood of rich warm light. It was the melting hour of love. Romuloiis passed his arm around the cestus which confined the waist of Stella, and led her gently away, murmering'in her ear soft and pursuasive words. Tati us was nowhere to be seen. They ap proached a tree. The King rapidly cut the name of his lovely friend upon the bark. This in ancient custom signified everything. Stella vowed he was an en chanter; Romulus assured her her spells were mightier than his. What more re mained ! Aurelius and Levina had resumed the discussion of Homer. Aurelius thought the poet's discription of wines was good, but declared he knew nothing of cookery, for he made bis heroes eat nothing but roast meats. Lavina vowed that Paris was a love, and that Hector was a brute for rebuking him because lie dressed his hair so carefully. Aurelius observed that the style of living in the times of Troy was barbarous; and then Laviana smiling, said no style was equal to that of the Romans. Aurelius pas sionately besought her to share it ever, and Lavinia turned . pale, and sank into bis arms. What more remained I And all the brive Romans except the dolt, Dratus, had succeeded likewise. The hearts of the gentle Sabillians were won. What more remained T Only this, as night advanced, the great cavalcade in honor of Consus was an nounced. The Romans sprang upon their ready steeds. A few circling sweeps, and they neared the group of enamored ladies. A sudden pause, a stoop, a spring, a shout of triumph, and the noble horses, bearing their double burthens, sped swift ly away, before the craven and stupefied Quirites could collect their scattered sen ses, With ceaseless speed the Romans bounded on, never pausing till all were safely gathered within the walls of Rome. Then Romulus lifting up his mighty voice exclaimed ' Welcome, welcome, dear ones to the quadrata I" And his brave followers cried out Welcome, welcome, wives of Rome." .'" ' " And thus was the perpetuity of Rome secured.. ' 7 . r . It is more difficult to forgive an injury from a friend than from an enemy. Your favorite dog flying at you pains too a great deal more than a similar assault from a strange dog. " Povertv is a crime that sticks to a man through life. It is a brand woich, in the midst of riches even, some one is sure to find out and reproach him with. He's arood without, . that's innocent within. SI Central : Jiifellpife.. HUMOROUS. English Grammar. Some of 'the papers" have, been rhy ming it about Grammar, and according to this theory, it is quite different from the good old role of Lindley Murray. Shall we give you the chapter : '' t But remember, though box In the plural makes boxes. The plural of ox Should be oxen, not ozes, I Comic Grammar. And remember, though fleece In the plural is fleeces, That the plural of goose Is not gooses nor oeeses. Exchange. And remember, though house In the plural is houses, The plural of mouse - ' . Should be kick, and not mouses. Philadelphia Gazette. All of which goes to prove That Grammar a farce is, For where is the plural ' 1 Of rum and molasses ? New York Gazette. The plural GaEette - Of rum don't us trouble ; Take one glass too much, And you're sure to see double. . Brooklyn Advertiser. A pair of blue eyes Just to vary the strain Says the plural of kiss Is "do il again." Howard Sentinel. A pair of black eyes " Just to vary the hue Sayfc the plural of buss Is "let me buss vou." Manchester Mirror. The Lawyer Nonplussed. Here we have a case to present, in which the irri tating and too irritable counsel was com pletely nonplussed. It is as follows : . ''I call upon you," said the counsellor, "to state distinctly upon what authority you are prepared to swear to the horse's age?" "Upon what authority!" said tne noBiier interrogatively., "xou are to reply to and not to repeat the question put to you J "I doesn't consider a man's bound to answer a question afore he's lime to turn it in his mind." "Nothing can be more simple, sir, than the question put. I again repeat it : Upon what authority do you swear to the animal's age t" The best authoriir " responded the "witness, gruffly. Then why such evasion I Why not state it at once I" "Well. then, if vou must have it" "Must I I will have it," vociferated the counsellor, interrupting the witness. I' Well then if you must and will have it," rejoined the hostler, with imperiurba- Die gravity, wny then, I had it myself from the horse's own mouth!" A simnl. taneous burst of laughter rang through ine court, i be judge on the bench could with difficulty restrain his risible muscles to judicial decorum. At a convention of clercvmen. not long since, it was proposed by one of the members; after thev had dined, that each man should entertain the company wun some interesting remarks. Among the rest, one drew UDon his fanev Ami related a dream. In his dream he went to heaven, and he described the golden streets. Sic. As ha concluded. nn nf Oi divines, who was somewhsn noted for his penurious ana money saving habits, step ped up to the narrator and inouired. , jocosely : "Well, did you see anything of me in your dream t" . "xes, idid." "Indeed I what was I doing !" ' "You were on your knees." "Praying, was j ?" "No scraping up the gold !" ' '. A Slander Refuted. A clergyman was charged with havintf violently draobed w a j qo his wife, from a revival meeting, and compelled ber to go borne with him. The clergyman let the story travel along until he had a fair opportunity to give it a oroau-aiae. upon oeing onargea witn the offence he replied as follows t ' : " "In the first nlaca I have never tttemnt. ed to influence my wife in her views, nor a cnoice oi a meeting. Secondly mv wife has not attended nnv of tlm revival meetings for any purpose what ever. : 10 conduce neither mv wife nor mvself have anv inclination to on ta tbesemeetings.. Finally I never had a Make a nffniuNtNn.T? all things, that if you do nefc begin, you win never come to an end. The first weed pulled up in the. garden, the first seed set in the ground, the first shilling put in the saving's bank, and the first mile travelled on a journey, are all, imp6rtsnt things; they make a beginning, and there by a hope, a promise, a pledge, an assu rance that yon are in earnest with what you have undertaken. How many a poor, idle, erring hesitating outcast is now creeping and crawling his way through the world, who miirht hava held nn Vii- , - o had and prospered, if instead of putting on ins resolutions oi industry and amend roent, he had, only made: a beginning. Goodwin, ; ,;'.;'. ,, ':;.: t.v; N G L E C O P I E S . FIVE CEHTS, ' , .. ...... i. '..'....' VOL. 4 N0.46. Eddication. Two men nn in Nr Hampshire went a fishing. One .was totally ignorant of figures, 'the other, probably, had been lb the 'Rule of Three.' After catching a large quantity of the finny tribe thev cronosed to divide thim- snd return. In counting tbem it was t J . L a I m !...' ' - - " ioudu mey naa lorty-nine hickory shad (a small fish, very full of bones, and worthless) and one large, fine, fat bass. They were puzzled to know , how to divide them, as both wanted Y h... After a while a happy thought struck the man of figures, and he told his compan ion he would divide them according tu me ruies oi arunmeiic, wbich proposition was readily agreed to. He then. iih pencil and paper, and with a knowing look, commenced, "Twice five ia ten.. Five times ten is fifty. Forty-nine from fifty leaves one ;" and with an astonished ' gaze saio. to nis companion, ''The bass is mine." The other, nickinir nn t,; shad, started off, snd remarked, "What a great tiling it is to have a little eddica tion 1" - . w Dr. Livingston and the Coachman. Lonz before railroads were invents i.. slow moving coacli and muddy highways uiien iesieu me patience ol both traveller and driver. As the Doctor was passing ' from New York to Philadelphia there chanced to be in the stags several young gentlemen, whose dress was better than their principles. As the sequel proves, they, with some of the same character in our day, might learn reverence towards superiors from the youthful Turk. They , stopped at an inn, for the purpose of changing horses and obtaining dinner. Those rude young gentlemen conspired secretly to defraud the reverend divine of. his meal. The moment the coach arrived they hastened with all speed to the table, and hurriedly swallowed their dinner. The Doctor, through age, moved but slowly, and he had barely time to invoke a blessing and begin his meal, when they arose, and called loudly upon the driver ma mey were ready to start, and the time was no. "All aboard I" tt,i in..:. mkA.J BUS LI ly screamed. The driver was' in the dining room. The Doctor, saw immedi ately the object, and their trinmni. . thought of cheating him out of h meal. n inimuaoie grace and kindness, the man of silver hair turned to the driver and " I am an old man. and l, can only eat very slowly; will you be so good as to give me time to eat some din ner?" . -": - The generous nature nmhr -,., terior yielded to the appeal and he said "Yes, sir. vou mav lata m.k : - - J - .HHVII WU1D as you wish. ' ... " I hank you, sir ; I am glad that thtre i one gentleman in our number." - The youths slunk. a way one after ano ther, feeling that a poor hostler, whom they dispised. had adminiaiu.t . . . -- -v.vu .v uium a withering rebuke for their rudeness. A British paper contains soma . cellent snggestionaon the use of anecdotes in preaching, and gives some instances which beautifully illustrate their use. Thus Fuller quotes and uses a rr,n nc Roman history from Plutarch : 1 v ." "The Roman Senators conspired against Julius Cajsar to kill him; that very next j-v......g, ixrmueuorous, -jfflsar s friend, handed him a paper (desiring him to pe- '" ; wucrein tne wnoie plot was dis- covered : but Ctesar ... . f.u..usu uia lire away, being so taken up to return the salutations of such people as met him on the way, that he pocketed the paper. ,cr potuiunn, as unconcerned therein ; and so going to the Senate house . was slain. The world, and the flesh and the devil, have a desiVn far ih. r? .... lion of men ; we ministers brim- our neb- . uru wnerein all the consniracv ia runmU n,. I.i.i- . "u WIIU hth believed our report? Many men are so busy about worldly, delights, that they ara not at leisure to listen to us, or read the letter; but, thus, alas, run head- long to their own ruin and destruction." 00 appropriate a Text. A good sto was told us lately of "a popular preacher in the town of H-i ; j penn sylvania, which we shall take the liberty of reproducing. ; It appears the minister has been wedded to a most worthy lady whose first gift was a dowiy of ten thou sand dollars with the promise of as much more upon the disease of her invalid pal rent.. Shortly after marriage.- while oc cupyinf the nnlriii. h ntiun.. out a hymn, the fifth verse of which eom- menceu, . , , ... - t , ,'ForeT y'ipatefuliearfc" His words' T.ni1flPflMhi nAllr.li.jf a..?.-.. . . 7,.r ' vvuguon llgut. ; ly then adding the ehoir will omit the nun verse, sat down ' with something ' like a nervous haste With curiosity ex cited l ttlia enni-l nf . . the congregation smiled some as th?T read- .' - '.-.' " let inygrateAil hea4 " ' 1V'V' ' i boundkua grace adore, - ' Which tires w vhodsahd blessing now. And bid me nors rot iroas,"