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POTTER & CARMICHAEL Have opened a Warehouse, No. 135 North Third Street above Race, second door South of the Ea gle Hotel, PHILADELPHIA, ok.ri thev will alwavs keev on hand a complete ...ortment of Patent Elattic Carriaae Oil Cloths, 28, 36, 40, 48 and 04 inches wide. Fi rmed. Painted, and Plain, on the inside, on Mus lin Drilling ant Linen. Table Oil Clotlit of the most desirable patterns, 36, 40, 46 and 54 iuches wida. Floor Oil Cloths, from 28 inches to 21 feet wide, well seasoned, and the newest style of patterns, all of their own manufacture. Trans parent Window Shades, Carpets, &c. All goods warranted. Phila. May 27, 1848 3m FXKST PREMIUM PIANO FORTES. riHE SUBSCRIBER has been appointed agent 1 for the sale of CONRAD MEYER'S CELE BRATED PREMIUM ROSE WOOD PIANOS at this nlace. These Pianos have a plain, mas sive and beautiful exterior finish, and, for depth of tone, and elegance of workmanship, are not surpassed by any in the United States. These instruments are highly approved of by the most eminent Professors and Composers of Music in this and other cities. For qualitiea of tone, touch and keeping in tone upon Concert pitch, they cannot be sue pas ted by either American or European Pianos. Suffice it to say that Madame Castellan, W. V Vallace, Vieux Temps, and his sister, tha cele brated Pianist, and many others of the most dit tlnquished performers, have given these iustru ments preference over all others. They have also received the first notice of the three last Exhibitions, and the last Silver Medal by tha Fiankliu Institute in 1843, was awarded to them, which, with other premiums from the am source, may be seen at tbe Ware-room Io. .93 south fourth st. . CAnother Silver Medal was awarded to C, Meyer, by tbe Frahklin Institute, Oct. 1845 for the best Piano in tha exhibition. Again at tha exhibition of the Franklin Insti fute, Oct. 1846, the first premium and medal was warded to U. Meyer for his Pianos, although it bad been awarded at the exhibition or tna year before, on tbe ground that he had triads atill great r improvements in his Instruments within the past 13 months. Again at tbe last exhibition of tha Franklin Institute, 1847, another Premium was awarded to C. Meyer, for tbe beat Piano in tbe exhibition. Jit Boston, at their last exhibition, Sept. 1847, C, Ifeyer received the first silver Medal and Di ploma, ic; tha best square Piauo in the exhibition 1h. Pi. r os will be sold at tha manufactu rer'! lowest Philadelphia prices, If not something lower. Peraons era icque.iea io emu . .. i. for th.ms.Wo. at the Vwiii" scribar. H- . MASSE. Ssnbury, April I, 11 U 3S. Rurnlnsr oftlie Willow. Tale of the Revolution. DY II. A. BUCKINGHAM. "This must be the house: the junction of two roaas, ana a orooK m lront, the banks covered vith willows. This place meets the description exactly. Order the men to dismount, with the exception of a cou ple of patrols on each road." The speaker was dressed in the blue and scarlet uniform oi the British light horse, a corps that was formed after the landing of the English troops in New Jersey, as soon as horses could be obtained to mount the men. He was an officer of some rank, evidently, and his carriage and demeanor were both haughty and aristocratic in the highest degree. Why noti ho was the eldest son of a British earl. "The house appears to be deserted, Col. Harcourt," said his junior officer, as he dis mounted. "We will see. This way, half a dozen oi you," ne said to his men. "Try the door yonder. If it is fastened, break it open, and report if any one is inside. If there should be, and they attempt to es cape, shoot them down, but give them warn ing to surrender." The men advanced to the door, which they found to be fastened ; and after de manding admission, to which they received no answer, they proceeded to break it open, which delayed them some time, for the door was a strong oaken one. This done, they entered. "Do you know the man by sight, lieuten ant ?" asked Col. Harcourt, while the men were busily ransacking the house. "No, sir; but there is a fellow I picked up on the road, now in the rear, that knows him well. He does not appear to owe him much favor." "Order him to the front.' The countryman had not a very prepos sing countenance. There was a bold surli ness anu cruel expresiion of features ex tremely displeasing. "What is your name.'" said Uol. Har court, in his quick military wanner. "John Classen." "Do you know Peter Van Dyke V "Very well." "Is that his dwelling?" "Yes though since his mother's death and his sister's getting married, it is hard to say where he keeps himself." "Uoes he not bear the name ol being a great rebel, and a dangerous man to those who favor the king in this neighborhood ?" "Yes, from the Passaic to the Hacken- sack, and thirty miles around. If I'd had my way, he'd been hung long ago, and hi3 house burned over his head. He is the leader of every rebel gang from the army, and points out the honest farmers' homes who stand by their kini, whose barns they plunder, and carry away the grain and cat tle." "Why, you tell a bitter tale about him. Has he ever injured you ?" "Injured me ? He and a parcel of rol bers, like himself, came one afternoon to burn my house and hang me before the door, which they would have done, but for the arrival of a number of friendly neigh bors, well armed, when they went oil in double quick time." "Does he not venture into Aew lork sometimes in disguise ?" inquired the colo nel. "I've heard so. He was slippery from a boy, up, and can disguise himself any way. He's a precious scamp, and you'll do a fa vor to tins part of Jersey if you hang him as soon as you catch hiin." J his conversation had been held near a stone wall, on the other side of which was an old garden ; but the troubles of the times had left it uncultivated, and the goos- berry and currant bushes had grown up rank and untnmmed, and the briars si retch ed over the walls, covering the ground from sight. Under this cover, and within ten feet of the colonel and Claasen, lay crouched the very man they were talking ol. He had barely time to escape from the house and conceal himself upon the approach of the British horsemen, whom he did not then suspect to be within ten miles of him. Twice or thrice, on hearing the base lies of Claasen, he was on the point of rising and confronting him; but a little reflection was left, and he thought that was not the occasion to place his life in jeopardy, which he certainly would do, since the party of troops had come out expressly to take him. "Do you know with any certainty, Claa sen, how long since V an Dyke has been seen in the neighborhood V "I heard that ho was seen last night two miles from this, in a bye-path through the woods, coming in the direction of his house." "That is the information I received, and I am determined to capture him, sooner or lait'r. II you can point out nis wnere abouts, or arrest him yourself, you shall have a reward of fifty guineas." Claasen was as avaricious and fond of money as he was wicked. Fifty guineas was a large sum, indeed, particularly in those days, when gold was rarely seen. "1 will catch him, colonel, before he is three days older. I know one of his haunts." "Why not lead us there then V "It would be ol no use this time of day. Besides, he may not be there lor a day or two, and 1 shall nave to be cautious in looking out for him." . "Well,-secure him, and' the fifty euineas shall be yours." Several of the soldiers now came from the house, and stated that they had searched it from top to bottom, but could find no one, although from appearance ome per son had been there recently. The colonel, followed by Claasen, passed on to the house, while the fugitive lay quiet in his concealment.' SUXBURY, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, PA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBERS.?, 1848. It was a plain frame house, of middling io Knlit norii,, f tr, : tu ..1.1 n..ti, piiij ui oivui., in ure uiu juiu style, and very comfortably within. There was but little furniture a few tables, tiiuus, aim cooKing uiensns. i ne octtcr part, Claasen said, had been taken away on the occasion of Van Dyke's sister's mar riage, a year before, as her part "Here is a great-coat, sir," said one of the soldiers, "that we found on the floor of the kitchen, near the back door. It must have been dropped in a hurry." "Feel if there are any papers in the .pockets," said Col. Harcourt. "Yes, sir, here is a bundle of 'cm." The colonel took the package, looked at the superscription, broke the seal, and go ing to the window, commenced reading them to himself, with a countenance of surprise. "!so, so here is a list of our troops, and their numbers in and around the city. 'At Powel's Hook, three hundred and fifty.' At Elizabethtown and Newark, one thou sand.' 'General Clinton leaves soon for Charlestown, with five thousand.' Why, these documents are, indeed, of importance. Who can play the spy so thoroughly in our camp 1 This Van Dyke is a most dan gerous character to be abroad. Men' he said aloud, "and you, Claasen, scarcli every hole, and see if any more papers can be found." Nothing could give Claasen greater de light than this order. Curiosity and other reasons had long urged him to enter the house during Van Dyke's absence, for this very purpose : but the dread that Van Dyke might return while ho was thus en gaged, had heretofore prevented him un dertaking it. Ho was now armed with proper authority, and protected. What he found or discovered he did not report to Col. Harcourt, but made the same reply as the soldiers, that nothing more of importance could be found. "Very well ; we will now leave the place and return to quartes at Powle's Hook. Hodjreson, place some dry wood in the middle of this room, and when I give the word, apply the match." " W hat ! are you going to burn the 'Wil lows' colonel !" said Claasen, his face gleami;:? with satisfaction. "Yes, I will burn down the nest of this rebel carrion bird. It is well he is not within my reach he should swing for it. One such fellow, w ith his secret spying and finding out, is ot more injury to us than a regiment of rebels in an open field." Little did the British commander im agine that the young man was then almost within sound ol his voice. "To horse, men, all except Hodgeson." By this time, with Claasen, the colonel had approached within the hearing of Van Dyke, where he halted with his troopers. "Now, lloilgc'son, apply the match, mount and fall in." It was with anguish Van Dyke heard this order from his hiding-place. The "Willows," as the farm-house was called, had been the birth place of his ancestors, as it was his own, and there he had passed all his life. But what could he do ? No thing. Presently a thick black smoke arose and burst from each door and window. This was followed by a brilliant flame that shot far into the sky, and the cracking of the well seasoned timbers, dry with a century of preservation, could be heard at a great distance. "There will be one rebel shelter less to night. Jt is a pity they were not all burn ed down ; then the king would have more friends this side of the water. These re bels are like dogs, a good whipping makes them better natured. The house is nearly consumed, for the embers are beginning lo fly before the evening breeze. By files, to the right face, trot !" and the horsemen wheeled into the road. "Fifty guineas you say, colonel, if I take Van Dyke !" asked Claasen again. "Yes, fifty guineas." "Then I will leave you here, and keep a watch around. He may return here be fore a great while. Where shall you halt !" "At the Oaks,' five miles ofT, and stop for an hour or two for the forage party. If any thing should occur within that time, you know where to hnu me." The ollicer ' and troops rode away, Claasen lingered around, and gradually j approached the building, which was with the exception of the brick walls, a heap of ruins. "So, John Claasen, you have glutted your vengeance upon me, and this is your work, viper wretch ?" Claasen turned and beheld within six feet of him, Van Dyke, leaning on a mus ket. "No, no, Peter," tho wretch muttered, trembling as he spoke, "it was the British ollicer. You know 1 wouldn't injure you." "Speak not another word, liar, or I shall forget myself and blow your brains out. I heard all. You are to have fifty guineas for apprehending me. I am every thing that is bad. I came to burn your house down, but fled when your friends approach ed ! W retch, I saved your dwelling and your worthless carcass, and these ruins are my reward." "Peter, dear Peter!" . "Scoundrel, do not apply that word 'dear' to me. It sounds worse than the hiss of a snake. Listen, John. Claasen : thu chief reason of your animosity to me is because Kate Wessells preferred my hand to yours.-Thank god! she and her father are both safe from your persecution, for tney are now wuuiu 1119 American nuii. flow, bear me ; 1 spare you mis tune, lor you are unarmed ; but when next we meet, be it in town or village,' forest or road, at wedding or fuheTal,' it if your life or mine. Go!" : .. Claasen waited for no second bidding, but disappeared in the direction taken by the soldiers in double quick time, hit hair : standing- on end for lil-n .,11 ihn l. . - ,, . . . o"" ne us us cowaruiy ns no was bad Van Dyke paused a moment i pondered in his own mind "That and thus int srnuntU rel will bring some of thnsp h nrsnninn ImrL. for he will imagine that I may linger two or three hours around this old place. Yes, yes, I will after some twenty of our lads and prepare mi nmbiish for them. Fifty guineas will draw Claaseh any where, coward as he is, especially when backed by the red-coats." "It M as not long before Van Dyke re turned with his parly, whom he gathered by a signal ; and as night had fallen, they took their stations amid the willows by the banks of the brook, where thny couid re main unperceived. For the space of an hour all was still, when the distant tramp of horses was heard on the road. "Here they come," said Van Dyke. "Each choose his man, but leave Claasen for mo: you will know him by the cap he wears. I will give the word when to fire." In a short time the party f horsemen rode up by the Willows, and true enough they were red-coats, headed by a lieuten ant, with Claasen. "Fire!" shouted Van Dyke. So sudden and deadly was the aim, that not more than half a dozen remained in their saddles, and they wheeled and their horses tied as quick as possible. Van Dvke had intentionally aimed at the horse of Claasen, and he fell with his rider. To secure Claasen was the work of a moment. "Now, lads, bring out the rope a.id throw it over that willow branch. We have alarmed the enemy, and they will be down upon us." "Aiorcy ! mercy!" cried Claasen. All in vain. The noose was slipped over his head, they strung him up, and there he was left a corpse. The burning of the "Willows" had been avenged. SELECT POET RY. MAT III MOM'. 1 The man must lead a happy life 2 Who's free from matrimonial chains ; 3 Who is directed by a wife, 4 Is sure to sulfur for his pains. 1 Adam could find no solid peace, 2 When eve was given for a male, 3 Until he saw a woman's face, 4 Adam was in a happy stale. 1 In all tho female face nppeur, 2 Hypociicy, deceit and pride; 3 Truth, darling of a heart sincere, 4 Ne'er known in a woman to reside. 1 What tongue is able to unfold, 2 The falsehood that in woman dwells; 3 The worth in woman we behold, 4 Is almost imperceptible. 1 Cursed be the foolish man I say, 2 Who changes from his singleness, 3 Who will not yield to women's sway 4 Is sure of perfect blessedness. To advocate the ladies cause, you will read the 1st and 3d, and 2d and 4th lines to gether. GLEANINGS l'itOll Till: .MAILS. Elopement lis sail Termination. Last evening, a remarkably fine looking Pennsyl vania Pulchdady, same twenty-two or three years of age, accompanied by another wo man and two men entered the police office and demanded a warrant for the arrest of a mulatto woman and a negress, who assaulted her in the street. Her case, as slated by her Kolf to Capt. I.awler, of the Guards, was one of much interest. She was living a happy life with her parent, who re.-iaeon tho bank of the Missouri river. The commander of one of those beautiful packets plying be tween this and the upper ports on that liver became enamoured of her beauty, and asked her hand iu mariiage. The lady consented, but her parents objected, and the captain then proposed an elopement. The laity con sented again, and was soon placed on board the steamer nnd brought to this city. On the arrival of the boat, tho captain pro- posad placing the lady under the protection of a German female acquaintance, until mat- ter8 couia bo arranged for the marriage cere- inony. Last evening tho loving couple were walking near the corner of Locust and Second streets, when the lady was attacked by a mu latto' woman, (who was chambermaid on tho captain's boat ) assisted by a st rapping negress, and, according to her own statement, shame fully maltreated her. Tho wenches did not leavo her until they had entirely stripped her leaving her in a stale of perfect nudity. Du- ! r:g l0 denuding process, the mulatto put a m,os,i,m am miuiu a statement, which hu repeated at the top of voice, but litllo calcu lated to soothe tho nerves of tho lady attack ed. Her cry was, "What are you doing with himr lam his wife; you bliau't marry him." Esijuiro Krelshinar issued u warrant for the arrest of tho wenches. It was placed in thu hands of the city marshal, but how tho nll.ur terminated we are uiiaiiie to gay. .v, Louis Union, Nov. 7 Mhs. Pendleton, of Wushinglon, D. C claims this honor. Sho wrote lo Ihe old hero tho day after tho receipt of tho news of the battles of the 8th and Dili of May, requesting the use of his name, and received a reply at least three weeks before any communication on the same subject to any one else. Liberal. The Christian Sentinel of the 12th ult., states that Mr. E. Watson of Port- ace lately deceased willed his entire es tate, variously estimated at f 25,000 to 40 000, to the UniveraaUst Societies of Genesaee Falls aud NiuiJu. ANIXDOTKOF 1Al'OLl;ON. During tho rapid sojourn that ho mado in Belgium, in 1810, Napuleon, according lo his habit, weniono morning, very plainly dressed, to walk in the gardens of the Lacken Palace accompanied by an nid-dc-camp, where ho met a young man who was occupied in ar ranging somo flowers. He was pleased with tho frank nnd prepossessing features of the young botanist, and began a conversation with him. Tho young man, who was the son of the head-gardener had studied with great care and economy the history of the vegeta ble world he could name, without hesita tion, the foreign and complicated names that the over-learned have given, often in so ri diculous a manner, to tho mosl graceful pro ductions of nature. lie poke of tho fedo santhe, the Aristoloch, the Rahoa, tho Scer oxilon, the Hydrochardce, and thousands of plants with difficult names, as another would have talked of spinach and parsley. Ho knew tho nature nnd property of each plant in short, it was botany personified, in a young man of twenty-two. "Are you comfortable in your situation here !" says the Kmperor, speaking with in terest. "Yes, sir," replied tho young artist, who was far from supposing the rank of tho person who interrogated him. '! live in tho midst of what I love, but 1 am only an assist ant to the head gardener." Napoleon never disapproved of ambitious ideas. He had re marked in thu young ilurist his profound stu dy, and the interest lie took in his profession. 'What would you like V says he. '-Oh," said the young Belgian, '-'what 1 would like is madness." 'But still let me know," says tho Emperor '-It would require a fairy to realise the dream that has often occupied my mind." ' I am not a fairy," replied Napole on, smiling in his turn, "but I am about the person of tho Emperor, and he could, if hu knew them, realise your wishes." "You are too good, sir," said the young man. "It is certain that the Emperor could be tho fairy that I wish for, for it all depends on him. During a journey that I made for my instruc tion, I saw in France the gardens of Malmai son, with its eleven bridges and Turkish Kiosks. Tho Emperor, I understand, has given this charming place to Josephine if a fairy were here, 1 would ask for nothing more than to bo head gardener to Josephine. You see how modest I am." "I will think of it," says the Emperor, almost betraying his in cognito, "but do not despair of fairy lore;" and after some further conversation with tho young botanist, Napoleon withdrew. Ho left Brussels on the morrow. During the two months that followed this conversation, tho young gardener could scarcely think of any thing but the wand of a fairy and tho place of head gardener, when one day he received a sealed packet with the ai ms of the Empress Josephine upon it ; it contained his nomination to the post he had so much wished for. He hastened to the pot, and . was very soon introduced to tho fairy of Lacken, that man who fouuot nothing, and in whom he only recognized the Emperor, to express to him almost a spe cies of adoration. He slill occupied the post of first botanist at Mahnaison, when the Empress Josephino died. L' Impartial. Thk Patent Okiick Rodhf.ry. No clue has yet been discovered of tho perpetrators of the'recent theft in the Patent Ollice. It is generally supposed a similar game will be played ofT, as was upon the occasion of the former robbury, namely, to make terms for the return of the nrtieles. A reward of 81.500 is offered fur the thief, and recovery of tho articles stolen. If the reward is given merely for the sroods, it is imagined they will at once be forthcoming. Mr. froddard, tho chief of the police in presenco of the com missioner, opened tho door of the building) by applying a pair ot nippers to Ihe key, in tho Biime way in which it is supposed, from the marks on the key, the robbers effecled their entrance. Thirteen diamonds, belong ing to the gold box, were picked up 011 Mon day morning, insido of the case, having been dropped apparently by tho robbers in their haste, and the supposition is that Ihe box must have been broken up in tearing it away from its fastenings. It is evident the job was performed by regular chevaliers d'indus trie, who came provided for every emergen cy. The other end of tho caso contained General Washington's coat, vest, breeches, camp equipage, &e., which were fortunately not disturbed. Crown Rich by Accident. Some two years ago an exiled Polo arrived at Water town, Connecticut, friendless and destitute. He obtained employment at his trade as a dyer, and married n poor orphan girl, who, like himself, possessed none of this world' riches. The couple were agieably surprised a few days ago, by intelligence from New York, thai a foiluiie of two hundred and fifty thousand dollar-i awaited the orders of tho poor Pole and his brother, tho latter raiding in England.' An uncle hail died in tho East Indies, bequeathing to the two brothers this handsome fortune, every dollar of which has been remitted to New ork. Tho brother in England has been sent for, and on his arrival and iudontifioation the money will bo pant to tliim. Meanwhile, our hero at Waterto wn 'is ouite crazy with joy at this unexpected turn in hU fortunes". " Doctors Ekoccu. In Cincinnati there are four medical colleges, including one of dental surgery all apparently well sustained. SINGULAR Cine I -31 STANCES. A letter in the Boston Chionotype, dated Providence, It. I., Nov. 7, relates tho follow ing singular circumstances, which may be true or not, the gullibility of tho writer be ing very nppavent hi his narration : Miss Harriet BulVuigton, aged about nine teen, nervous, sanguine temperament, blue eyes and auburn hair, dreamed about six months ngo that she was buried alive, and was much distressed about it that sho Fpoke of it to her friends. Last Wednesday, Nov. 1st, sho attended the ball at Howard Hall, and from the excitement of that occasion she did not rest so well the following night, and was, of course, somewhat exhausted during tho succeeding day and night. On Friday evening, Nov. 3d, at about seven o'clock, while in tho yard of her father's house, with two young ladies, she suddenly fell to ihe ground, exclaiming at the moment, "Oh, how dizzy I am"." Sho appeared to be in a fit, and for some moments was sensible, and said to her young friends, "Can't you do some thing for me 1 Send for the doctor." When the doctor arrived, he opened a vein in her arm, but there was no flow of blood and in about two hours he pronounced her dead. This was Friday night. She was carried to the tomb the next Sabbath, at about 2 P. M. But during all this time and up to tho present writing some of her friends have fell far from being perfectly satisfied that sho was really dead, when committed to tho tomb, and for the following reasons; 1. On Sabbath afternoon, somo thirty-six hours aftet the swoon, her father noticed the discharge of fresh blood from her ami, where she had been lanced by the doctor on Friday night. 2. The ladies who laid her out said they perceived what appeared to be an unusual warmth in tho body at the time. 3. Her friends thought the attending phy sician hesitated, and manifested some uncer tainly in his mind, when he pronounced her dead. 4. At the funeral, tho Rev. Mr. Cook, her pastor, requested the sexton not to close the lid of her cofliu, and it was not closed, when she was put into the tomb nor waile she re mained in it. 5. Mr. Swartz, the sexton, did not feel sat isfied, and advised her father to have the bo dy removed back to the house. Thus the caso stood last evening, when somo friends consulted the celebrated Clair- vo-ant, Miss Ann E. Hull, u'iout tho case, who said Miss B. was then alive but would not remain so long, if they did not attend to her, and to-day, at about 12 at noon, her fa ther had her body removed back to his house where it was examined by a large number of friends. Miss Hall being present, in a state of trance,' said the younglady had died about 2 o'clock last night ; and I have some curi ous collateral facts, which go to show that the clairvoyant told the truth about the case, which I may send ycu, if you wish them. Mr. Buflington declares his child shall not be carried to the tomb again till a change has taken place, sufficient to put the matter be yond all doubt. ours, truly, A. Y. D. 10 Tut: lusn.iMi. Ppcak kiiKl'y hi her. Little ilt thou kii'W Wlmt niter wretcliLilm.'j'n. whnt 1i,cU-m wo, Hunt.' on tli isc bllter vrl, tliat rtrru reply, Tlie tnM ilomeunor uiul repmviiijr eye. Tlie ile;illi-altel piirrrf u.it with keener tlurt Than unkind wrils in witum's trusting h'tirt. Tho frail being by thy side is of finer mould keener her sense of pain, of wrong, greater her love of tenderness. How delicately tuned her heart ; each ruder breath noon its strings complains in lowest notes of sadness, not heard, but felt. It wears away her life like a deep under current, while tho fair mirror of the clumging surface gives not one sigh of wo. The Lcxcry ot the Roman Tahle. The luxury of the table commenced about tho pe riod of the battle of Actium, and continued till the reign of tralba. Theirlelicaciescon sisted of peacocks, cranes of Malta, nightiu- galors, venison, and wild and tamo fowls, they wero also fond of listi. The reigning taste was for a profusion of provisions; whole wild boars were served up, tilled with various small animals and birds of different kinds. This dish was called the Trojan horse, in al lusion to the horse filled with soldiers. Fow ls and game of all sorts were served up in pyra mids piled up in dishes os broad as moderate tables. Mark Anthony piovided eight bouts for twelve guests. Caligula served up to his guests pearls of great value, dissolved in vine gar. Lucullan had a particlar name for each apartment, and a certain scale of expense at tached to each. Cicero nnd Pompey agreed lo take supper with him, provided he would not order Ids servants lo prepare any thing extraordinary. He directed the servants to prepare the supper in the room of Apollo. His friends were surprised nl the magnifi cence of tho entertainment. Ho then inform ed them, that when ho ineuliched the name of the room, his servants knew tho scale of expense. Whenever he supped in the room of Apollo, tho supper always cost 1,250. He was equally sumptuous in his dress. A Ro man I'nttor, who was lo give games to the public, requesting to borrow one hundred purple robes for tho actors, Lucullus replied thai he could leud him two hundred if ho wauled .them. The Roman furniture iu their houses corresponded with their profusenesa in other reepecls. Pliny stales that, in his time, more money was often given for a table than the amount of all the treasures foind in Carthage when it was conquered' by the Ro mans. UunVs Mcrthants' Magazine. OLD SERIES VOL. NO. 9. Facetiocs, ir Nor Philosophical The lato Rev. Dr. Milnor was a Quaker by edu cation, but his wife was from an Episcopal family in Norristown, Pa. He was in tho practice of the law in Philadelphia in 1709, at the lime of his marriage. The Episcopal clergyman officiated et the wedding, but in process of lime, this ofTenco against the usago of ihe Friends caused him to be "read out of meeting," as it is termed by that society, and he wai thus partially compelled t'.' attend tho denomination of which ho afterwards became an eminent preacher. . The form of his expulsion from tho Society of Friends will be found in the memoirs soon to be published, of Dr. Miluor. "Disregard ing the order of our discipline," it says, "he hath accomplished his marriage with the as sistance of a hireling minister, to a woman not profe.s!ng with us," &c. Afterward a Committee proposed to reinstate him, on con dition that he would "make some slight ac knoirleilgmcnt of it'.' .error." Ho received the proposal friendly, but facetiously replied; "that is rather too much to ask of a man w hose honey-moon is scarcely ended, and he must decline the proposition.'' .A. Vineyard at Cixcimuti, owned by Mr. Resor, lias produced, in nine years, wino to the value of three thousand two hundred and twenty-nine dollars and fifty cents. De duct from this amount the cost of the vine yard and cultivation, nnd wo find a profit of two thousand five hundred and twenty-five dollars and fifty cents for tio nine years, or two hundred and eighty doilar3 and sixty-one cents per year. Sterne's Sermons. Sterne's sermons are, in general, very short, which circumstanco gave rLo to the following joke at Bull's Lib rary, at Bath : A footman had been sent by his lady to purchase one of Smallridgo's ser mons, when, by mistake, ho asked for a small religious sermon. The bookseller be ing puzzled how tc reply to his request, a gentleman present suggested, "Give him one of Sterne's. New anu trce A very modest old maid visiting a new married friend recently, saw one of husband's shirts lying on the bed and exclaimed! "Oh, mercy, a man's shirt 011 your bed ! Such a thing. 011 my bed would give me the night-mare "Very likely," responded the wife, "unless the man was inside of it." Tho cost of segai s smoked every day, ii New York, is estimated at 510,000. Th value of that consumed in this country annu ally, is ono hundred und twenty millions 0 dollars. Astok's Personal PuorERTV. f he per sonal property of tho late John Jacob Aslor, according to a paragraph in tho Globe, is at certained to amount to the immense sum of four millions and ninety-five thousand dollars! This is exclusive cf tho houses, lands, kc, constituting his real estate. Royal Coats. In Windsor Park there aro now between 200 and 300 beautiful milk white roat", all descended from a pair pre sented to tho Queen in 1843, by the Shall of Portia. The Biui.e EsrAi i.is.'iMiNr at Edinburgh, w hich had tho monopoly iif printing tho Bi bles throughout Scotland, nnd which at ono time employed about cue hundred persons, was last month broken up, and the materiala sold under the hummer. At Churubusco, n young man of the Eme rald Isle was shot iu the head ; on the arrival of the surgeon cT tho army, he was asked by, h friend if ihe wound wai dangerous, and answered that it was, as ho could seo tho brains. "Ah! by my soul," replied the son of the Emerald Isle, "please send a little to. my father, for he often told me I never had any." HlMAN LtlE ESTIMATED HY PllSATll'N. , An ingenious author asserts that the length of a man's hfe may be estimated by the uumber of pulsation ho has strength to per forin. Thus, allowing seventy years furllw common nje of man, and sixty pulses in a minute for a temperate person, tho number of pulsations in his whole life would amount to 2,207,5-20,000; but if by intemperance he forces his l liod into a more rapid motion, so' its to give seventy-live pulses in a minute, Ihe number of pulses would le completed ii fifty years, eonrequeutly his life would bo re duced fourteen years. Danuerocs Coi-Nii.KFLir. Willis & Co., Exchange Brokers, 25 State street, have shown us a new counterfeit S3 on the Com-, mcrcial Bank of Burlington, which is well calculated to deceive the most cautious. It is 1111 alteration from Commercial Bank Gra tiot, Michigan. Yignclte steamboat and ves-. gel of war, ship under full fail,' city in tho distance o'iseive the word Burlington is pelt ' W iusteadof "ion." Biwon Trawl- , The Indefkndant Delawarun has seen a list of 68 persons who voted illegally in VVil iniugtou on iho 7ih iustaut somo even vo-" ting twice. "Yea Prink Auain, hey 1' "No, my love,; (hie.)1 not drunk but slippery, (Vsjjr': fact is, my dear, somebody luis been rubt lhg ihe bottom of my boots; (ic.)' till Ihey'ro' snioth as a pane of glass." A Pooa FoLf., a dyer by trade, at Water." town, Conn., has been lefl a fortune of 5250,.' 000.