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MONDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 8T, Kb*' , JlApT&i • n. NO. 1. VOL. I fc t ,T 7 — milaOel|>liH. w 11 - U^orr&^VBnuugtou mi.l HitlU uture Kail •»»»<!• apsil 20, 1874. Trains will leave Wduiiiw Philadelphia and lureruiediate Stations, 650. 8 1U, 9 3(1, 10 a. iu., 2 00, 4 46, 7 16, fellows for: 10 24, |>. lo. Philadelphia and New York. 131, a. m., 12 17, 6 42 p. iu. Haitiuiuru aini Intermediate .Stations, 1262, lo 02, a. m., 5 20 p. in. Baltimore and Washington, 1262,203,10 02, a. m., 123, 0 20 »np. m. J 'a u» t'ji Delaware 1Mvision, leave for: Newcastle, 12M, 10 lo h. m., 1.25, 636, 8 60 p. m. id inter rued late stations, 1256, I'aiiiMntt mediate station 1255, 10 10 Seatoiil 10 ic a. lie a. SUNDAY TRAINS. Intermediate station*, Piiiladolp 4 43,6 30, Philadelphia aud New York 1 31 a. m. Balt mure and Washington, 12 62, 203 a. m. For further information passengers are re ferred tu tUi lime tabm* posted at tire depot. uuri2-lx H. F. KENNEY, Sup't. 24, p. m. iLftliNGTuN A WESTERN R. £itt! W R. TIME TABLE. CHANGE OK HOOKS. Commencing Monday. May 25th, 1874, trains will leave as follows: Leave Wilmington 8 30, II 1 .25 a. in., 1 30, 5 35 p. in Laudenberg 6 43 id 10 15 a. m., Lea 1 30 and 45 p. iu. Arr at Wl.miiigtou 7 55 and 11 2.5 a. in., id 3 30 P at Laudenberg 9 45, 12 30 a. in., 2 45, 6 50 ui Sunday trains 2 00 p. leave Wiliningtou at :ive ut Wilmington at 546. CONNECTIONS, ing Wilmington at 10 25 a. m . u traiu leaving Philadelphia at i Tram 1 connects 8 30. i'rai'w leaving Wiliningtou, at 1.30 P. M. leaving Philadelphia at connect* » 12.15 A. Al. Tram leaving Wiumugtou at 5.35 P. M. train leav mg Philadelphia at n conuect* * *-00 P. M. Train onnects with A. M. Tiaiti connect* witu r P. M. june-Ht iving at Wilmington 7.55 A. M. am lor Philadelphia at 8.10 ving at Wummgtou at 3.30 P. M. toi Philadelphia at 4.45 DAVID CON ELL, Supt. ILM1NGTON AN1> READING RAIL KUaD—O n and W *r Tuesday, May vei mam line and i'6, 1874, Reading Riauch as follow Going Northward. doing Southward. No. 2. No. 4. No. 6 a. m. p. in. p. m. 1 45 6 30 Wilmington 9 10 3 12 7 32 2 33 7 24 (Jh Kid'S Fol d 8 25 2 19 6 49 3 3 8 8 23 CoatesvilD, 4 26 9 11 S priuglield, 4 56 9 41 Birds boro', 5 30 10 15 Reading, CONNECTIONS. At Wilmington with trains Wituinigton «& Bale Railroad , at Chadd's Ford with- — Phil. & Bait. Cent. R. It.; at Coatesville with trains on Penna. R. R. and at Heading with trains on Pbda. Hi Reading, Lebanon Valley, jf.ast Penna. and Reading and Columbia and lieBeikacounty Railroad. SUNDAY TRAINS.-A tiain will leave t M0 a. in ou Sunday, aiming kt i. it. iin a. ii». Lo*ve Wilmington 's Ford .No. 5. No. 3, No 1 p. m. p. ui. a. ui. 0 15 6 03 7 25 1 05 5 57 6 28 12 06 5 07 5 51 11 34 4 32 6 20 11 00 4 00 7 05 8 01 834 9 0 . Philadelphia, e and Delaware on Reading * Wiimiugtoi iving at Chadd • s lilt! 5.28, ami Reading at 7.37 p. K. COLLINGS. General Superintendent. at •at 3.30 p. iu 4.17, C uoeB it X l EAUBOAT a TRANS. HUES. C'lyde's Steam Lillies. lHO$ NTKAMNMIP LINES, FOR BOSTON, PROVIDENCE and New land States, KVEKV WEDNESDAY Pter No. a North CHARLESTON. S. C., Fier No. 4, above Eugli AND \V Lanes. mVERY FRIDA Y.f Market street *r or RICHMOND. NORFOLK AND CITY ROINT, EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY, from Hist wharf above .Market street. FOR WASHINGTON. D. 4; GEORGETOWN AND ALEXANDRIA, Va., EVERY WEDNESDA Y ANl) SATUR DAY, from Pier No. I, above Market street. FUR NEW YORK, DAILY, from Hr at wharf ueluw Market street. Cheapest an.l •imrke»t water coiuuiiiniculion between Philadelphia an. I New York. DELAWARE AND CHES APEAKE SI KAM TOW BOAT COM PANY. barges towed between Phila delphia and Baltimore, Havre-de Grace, Delaware City, and inter mediate points FOR FREIGHT OR PASSAGE, State-room accomodations, apply to WILLIAM P. CLYDE & CO.. Agents, No iJ South Wharves, Philadelphia, Pa. SATURDAY, ti FOR T RIPS T W O TO PUILAOEIiPHIA, i.,and 1 o'clock, p. ra. 6.30 o'clock, a. Ou and after MONDAY, June 29, the Steamer M* PJaXiTON Will leave French street wharf at 6.30 o'clock, a. m., and 1 p. m. Returning leaves Chestnut street wharf, Philadelphia, at 9.30 a. ra. and 4.15 p. ni. 80c. Fare to Pniludelphin, Trip Tickets, DOC* Kel It li S H ' N Steam Freight Line Leaves second wharl above Chestnut street, Philadelphia, daily at 6 p. in., and French street elmrl, WUimnaton, at u p. m. Freight, handled csreluhv and with despatch. aug22 U. W. BUSH. R. H. B WISDOM , VETERINARY SURGEON AND ft'AKKiUK, NO. 101 EAST FIFTH STREET. Shoeing done in the best manner and with the utmost dispatch. Sick Horses & Cattle Piucsokibeh for, and the proper remedies admiiiinistered. jylO 3m THK Ull.iimtiTON POUDKETTECOMPANY Are manufacturing and have for sale ID-lined C'oueeutrnted Poudretle* composed of rcreened and strained Kousos, ght soil. It is a most astonishing Fertili zer, far cheaper han any other in the market, compel ing directly with the high priced Super phosphates ami Guanos, in its action it ka al most instantaneous upon vegetation, owing to the fact that the greater part of the Ammonia as in Peruvian Guano. Deliv board vessels or cars iu this city is free, the ered free a at the extremely lew price ot $20 PER TON kg HJ Orders by mail with money order or inclosed will receive prompt attention. Address, Wii-MINGTON POUDRETTE CO., No. 6 West Tenth Street, Wilmington, Delaware. check jolC-Cmx F OR BALE.—I Dwelling and Store, s. W. corner of Sorentli and French streets. 1 three-story Iwlck Dwelling, to rooms, 222 Maryland Avenue. 2 three-story brick Dwellings, 810 and 812 , 8 rooms, No. Madison street. C rooms. 1 three-story brick Dwelling 712 East Seventh street. 1 tlaree-storv brick Dwelling, No. 812 Kirk wood street. 7 rooms. 2 two storv brick Houses, 4 rooms. No. 828 and 830 Bennett street. , tu!inS" ,, vna «o kitchen, Nos, 807 . 820 and 82. Bennett s.reei. 1 two-story brick house, 1 rooms. No, 526 Tatnall sliver, 1 two-story brlcK, 804 Pine street,4 rooms ami shod kitchen. 1 two-story frame on HeaUl street, between Lobdell and A streets, 6 rooms. 1 lot on Windsor street, between Eighth and Ninth streets, with stabling, shedding, Ac., about 94 feet trout on Windsor street, ning back about 88 feet; ami several other properties in different parts of the citv. Ap WM. McCAULLEY & Co., No. 006 Market street, Wiliuiiigt.cn, I>e* pl^V to OH BALE.—Lot, 80 It. t>y 80, corner of Chestnut and Auarns Sts. Lot lOoxl'20 ft., N. E.cor. Filth and Broom Lot 60x90 ft., 12tb street near Olavmont. Lot. 64x72 ft., Elm St. between V and Harrison streets. Lot 100x100 ft., V Linden and Maple streets. Store and Dwelling $1. W. corner of 7th and Poplar streets. House No. 1010 West 3rd street. " " 724 West 3rd street, 6 Rooms. Houses in -South Wilmington—good location. Apply to w. McCAULLEY «& CO., 606 Market stieet, Wilmington, Del. F Sts. Iin re n Burcn stieet between feb5—tf F OR SALK—A small grist mill, near Cecil ton, Cecil county, Md., iu a pleasant ueignbornood, surrounded b.v large farms and good farmers, wbo would supply a good mill er with as muck ah lie could do. To a young man who is master of bis business I would *eli on such terms that the payments can be made without materially iiffeot lug his capital. For further pai ticuars, apply Esq , Galena, Kent Co., Ma. Heritor, No. 648 Market street, or 903 GJpin Avenue, Wilmington, Del. JOHN B. LEWIS, sale two small Flame Houses, Nos. 802 and 804 Tatnall street. Also, a second hand cook stove aud fixtures for lduc22-tf to C. J. Scott, , or to the suh Also, B •\ J. B. L. Apply as above. OR SALE.- -Possession March 25. Brick dwelling, No. 608 West street. 'Terms A. H.GRIMSHAW, No. 4 West Shird street. F easv. mar 12-if F OR SALE.—A portable engine and boil. er, between live and six horse power, in good condition, and suitable for threshing machine. Also, an uptight boiler and engine of eight horse power. Also, two small engines and boiler, two horse power, the other less than one. JOHN G. H1KZEL, No. 306 East Second Street. N. B.—All kinds ot machines, boilers, engines, A'C., promptly repaired. # NEW BOLT GUTTERS made and old ones repaired, spectfuliy solicited. EGISTRY BUREAU. Apply A call is re _j e22-3m R be ! NOTICE —The Registry Bureau will opened on Monday J uly 13th. 'J o avoid con fuaiou—the better to arrange and distribute the woikof tlun Department, the city ha-i been divide.! nlt3 .actions and the tim.v -nr. pointed in which the citizens (property hold ers,) In each section are respectfully reques ted to present the r deeds, witha correct de scription oftheir property at this office. 1st Section extend* from Market to Union and from Front to Seventh streets; from July 13th to 27th. 2d Section, Market to Uni Thirteenth Street*; n 3d*Section, Market to Union, Thirteenth Street, to the Brands n to 24th. 4th Section, Market St eet. South to City 1. to Sept 7th. 5th Seei ioi i, Seventh to in to August lTuui August lUtU Front August L'lth Union, I' !; In , West Ol Market and North of Hrandywiue; from Sept. 7tli to vllst. Sth Section, East of .Market and North ot' Ninth Street; from Sent Cist to Oct. 5th. 7th Section, East ot Market front Third to Ninth Street.; from Oct. Btli tu mill. 8th Section, East ol Market and South front Third to A street; trout Oct Unit to Nov 2d. nth Section, East of Market and South r A St., tu City Line; from Nov. 2ud to tilth. A copy oi' tlte Registry Law and blank forms for tlte description ol' 'property .will be fur application at tins other M.O. (JON WELL. Chief Engineer and Surveyor. Tenth and King Streets nlslu'd FOR RENT. OK RENT.—A nice three-story brick dwelling, with ten rooms, gas, bath, hot iter, large yard, good neighbor Ai ply at Gilpin Ave F ami cold hood, LOW KENT, uue and Adams Dreet. or at je29 109 WEST STREET. OR RENT —A large three story Coach factory and Blacksmith .Shops for sale orient, on accomodating terms, in the Vil lage of St. Georges, Del. Apply t* D. B. STE WART, St. Georges. F oil RENT_In West Wilmington, a two story frame house, containing four rooms and kitchen. Also, several rooms, suitable for offices or lodging rooms, at No. 618 Market street. For further particulars apply to the subscriber at 618 Market street, or at 903 Gil pin Avenue. JOHN B. LEWIS. June 24,1874 F City Bonds tor Sale. Twenty Tbouaand Dollars, (20,000,) IV ilmington City Loan, NEW ISSUE. Is offered in accordance with passed May 15th, 1873. These Bonds will be sold at par. The pur chasers also paying the interest accrued at the time of the sale ol the bonds, which will be refunded of the semi-annual interest, will be payable the 1st days of May and No vember of each year. Jan8tf Ordi nance them at th j time of the payment The iuterest FRANCIS VINCENT, Oifcv Treasurer. FOR sale tbe stables of the 13th The manure Ir and i5th Street Passenger railway Company, of Philadelphia, tor tbe month ot August, or for Mix mouths, or one year, from August 1st, 1874. Apply at the OFFICE, 1017 SOUTH BROAD STREET, Opposite Baltimore Depot. Jyl3-lm HERMAN AHRENS & CO., PORK PACKERS Sc HAM CURERS. Pricking Batabllabment, No. *34 TATNALL STREET, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. Sugar cured bams, dried beef, tongue?, lard, cheese, smoked sides, &c.. sold wholesale and retail at the lowest market prices. Goods shipped to all partB or at short notice. the country apr27-xv AKER'S OQD DIVER OIL, in pottles ana calk at BRINGHURST & CO'S B SUNDAY MORNING. THOUGHTS DURING SERVICE. Too early, of course I How provoking I told Ma just how it would be. I might as well have on a wrapper, For there's not a soul here yet to see. There! Sue Delaplalne's pew is empty, I declare If it isn't too had! i I know my suit cost more than tier's did , . T ..._..._ . _ _, ._. Anil I wanted to se« iM*r look mod. I do think that sexton's too stupid— He's put some one else in our pew— And the girl's dress just kills mine com pletely: Now what am I going to do ? The psalterj and Sue isn't here yet! I don't care, I think it's a sin For people to get late to service, Just to make a great show coining in. Perhaps she is sick, and can't get here—. She said she'd a headache last night; How mad she'll be after her fussing! I declare it would serve her just right. Oh, you've got here at last, my dear, have you ? Well, I don't think you need be so proud Of that bonnet, if Virot did make it, It's horrid fast-looking and loud. What a dress !—for a girl in her senses To go on the street in light blue!— And those coat-sleeves—they wore them last summer— Don't doubt, though, that she thinks they're new. Mrs. Gray's polonaise was imported— So dreadful!— minister's wife, And thinking so much about fashion :— A pretty example of life! The altar's dressed sweetly—I wonder Who sent those white flowers for the font!— . Some girl who's gone on the assistant— Don't doubt it was Bessie Lamont. Just look at her now, little hiunbug!— No devout—I suppose she don't know' That she's bending her head too for over And the ends of her switches all show. What a sight Mrs. Ward is this morning! That woman will kill me some day, With her horrible lilacs and crimsons, Why will these old things dress so gay? Anil there's Jenny Welles with Fred Tracy— ugaged to him no w—horrid thing! ! I'd keep on my glove sometimes, She's e Dear me! If 1 did have a solitaire ring! How can this girl next to me act so— The way that she turns round aud stares, And then makes remarks about people; SBp'd better be saying her prayers. what a dioadfal long 1 » * ■ lit] must love to hear himself talk! Oh nfr Through at last. Well, it Isn't so dreadful After all, for we don't dine till one; How can people say church is poky!— So wicked!—I think it's real fun. —Scribner's for July. Poor and the Rich—A Contrast. —The New York correspondent of tbo Chambeisburg Repository tells of the sad condition of the poor in that great city, and then goea ou to say : While tbe mechanic smolhere in a tene ment house, Mr. Wm. B. Astor revels iu the possession of $2,500,000 in pictures, plate and furniture. Geo. W. Burnham confesses to $150,000; tbe Lennox fami ly cau't enjoy life with teas than $055, 000 worth of jowelry, plate aud pictures; the Brown Bros., bankers, hare over $1 000,000 invested iu these things; A. T. .Stewart has $2,000,000 ; the Kingslands, Taylors, Spuflords, Loriilards and a score of others wear, sit on aud hark at auclr property to the amount of $200,000 each ana upwards. Aud, bear iu mind, these sums represent only the rare and curious in these luxuries, the diamonds, pictures, ornamental and luxurious furniture, the quaint aud curious, the beauiiful aud luxurious. It is nothing for these peo ple to pay $20,000 for a picture ora piece of statuary, aud that sum for a piece of jewelry, is as common as eating. That is to ssy, it was coumiou. Just uow, men are not invesliug in this way as much as they were. The light times have checked this kind of extravagance, and for some time to come the dealers in articles of mere luxury will languish! Speaking of luxuries, vehicular expen ditures is not the least thing that the New Yorker has to encounter. Fashion decrees that any family making any pre tense to means must be carried, and o( course the vehicles and horses must be* owned. And it costs, as the head oftba family discovers. To begin with a simple pbieton for two horses, (and two at least, must be al. band) costs with the horses,not less than $2,000, and to keep it going requires &j coachman, who costs per annum not less than $1,600. This is tbe very least that cau be done to be anybody. If you desire to be more thau merely comfortable, a coupe can be had anywhere for $1,600 to $2,600, and still higher up Is the Clarence, which will require something like $3,000, A weal thy family will have six or eight horses —one for single driving, two pai carriages, one or two far the saddle and soon. They will have several carriages, for it is a point to be seen one day iu one anil another in another. Then in addition to a solemn-looking coachman in livery on the box, you must have two flunkies equal iu solemnity on behind, the entire outfit costing probably $20,000, and re quiring an outlay of $10,000 per annum to keep it up. : ,' ' 1 This statement includes only quiet peo ple wbo do not especially like display.— Those wbo wish to make a figure in Park aud on the drives spend much more. ., Helmbold, for Instance, tbe great medi cine man, had one team of six horses, that cost him $20,000 ; he had carlagil rs for tbe that coat Dim 110,000, and his coachman Maced from the services of Pot ir, of Chicago, he paid $5,000 beside bouse rent, fuel aid Els man was six feet,six inches |nd probably the best whip in . It was a sight lo see him at team of horses —all thorough I sav it was, for poor Helmbold's !S—he had twenty of them—are md to the four winds. As enm I were his profits, high living, hor md the accompanying extravagances iWm. and he is lo day living on I; in London. In the last days of NMperity he called in a friend to ail nin what to do to save himself. Wo," said the friend. "Why, it's easy nigh. Hell off your horses, and your nmges, put 'em up at auction, get jSt you can for 'em, and live sensibly." Kail my horses," quoth Heimtiold, wm tears in his eyes, "I can t do it.— knows into whose hands they would fa. Imagine my feelings, standing in tjj#t of my store and seeing t hat six in hud driven down Broadway by a fussed that he ! ter Pill 1; per yea lights. in the iw ,t to : ha bn ho lfi( bii vj ei Helmbold wept at the picture in his timl's eye, but his friend didu't. Thk Milford Bakd —Tbe editor of tbe Lancaster Kxprets Hives some interes ting data referring to tbe celebrated Dr. Johu Loflaud of Delaware State, known -.literature as "tbe Milford Bard." He Bnarrtrsysw •ays: Being one of the three entrusted with an examination of the voluminous papers of the "Milford Bard" we learned to our surprise that the principal income of his long and busy literary life bad been derived from furnishing brains to "learned" men in various professions for a consideration. At* his executor had been disposed to go into the black-mail iug business,he could have corned money out of the draf ts ot these literary pro ductions and correspondence relating to them. Oue of the best speeches tariff ever delivered in Congress, or one at least wliieli received the greatest ap plause in tbe newspapers of the party iu sympathy with the speaker, was written by tbe Bard, for which he got a sum sufficient to pay his debts and keep up a carousal for a month. The data found in this connection revealed the fact that It wasou that occasion that we and one of the gentleman associated with us iu this examination, had, in response to a telegram from Wilmington, searched for the poor Bard (whose love for drink was the for medical students, aud "orations" lor college graduates innumerable. In a ■word, his posthumous correspondence was the most remarkable and interesting revelation iu lile M professional mat iiis executor everything relating to tui* part of the wwk of his life was destroyed aud that ouly retained which might be a legitimate aid in writiiughis life aud editing his works. This, however, was riot completed by the gentleman to whom it was then entrusted. . . , „ nearly every housekeeper, fhe Boston Journal ol Chemistry says that hot alum water is au effectual inseetitude. It will destroy red and black ants, cockroaches, spiders, chintzbugs and all crawling pests To Get Rid of Insects.—H owto de stray insects is a question which interests ....... , ... - . , . whichinfe8toi.rlK.U8es. I he Journal gives the following direct ton torthisuppltcauim: Take nwo pounds ot alum, aud dissolve it in three or four quarts of boiling water, let it stand upon the tire until the alum disappears ; then apply it with a brush, ... . * a . . a . while nearly hot, to every joint and erev lee in your closets, bedsteads, pantry shelves, and the like. Brush the crevices in the floor it you suspect that they harbor yerann. , If, in whitewashing a ceiling, plenty ot alum is added to the lime, it will also lerve to keep insects at a distance.—Cock noaches will flee the pantry which has been washed down in cool alum water, sugar barrels and boxes can be 1 reed trom ants by drawing a wide chalk mark just round the edge ot the top ot them. I lie marks must be unbroken,or they will creep over,but a continuous chalk mark, halt an inch injw dth, will set these depi-edators at naught. Powdered alum or borax will keep the cldnzbug at a respectable distance, and travelers should always carry a package of it in their hand-bags to scatter under and over tlieirpillows in places where they have any reason to suspect the presence of such bed fellows. To this we add that we have recently got rid of an army of large ants, which invaded apantry,by scattering imw dered camphor on the shelves and where they harbored. In three days there was not one to be seen. An audacious trick, says the Court Jour nal was lately played by a "sneak thief' at aLondonciub. lleenteredtheliall with out attracting tlte notice of the porter, and proceeded to empty the pickets of the great coats ire found ranged in a corridor. While selecting a few of tlte best, lie was interruped by a member,who, in astonish ment, asked him what he was doing. "Oil, this ismyregnlarbisiness," lie said. "Iam ployed to clean the gentlemen's coats in eral clubs. I take all of the grease out oftheir collars." "Indeed," said the gentleman, interested, thinking lie had got hold of one he could turn to account,.: "How long do you take?" "Why,I will he back with these in an hour." " If so, you may as'well take mine," said the member, adding his coat to the heap, and escorting the sneakpastthc porter. "What great conveniences you have ill Lon don," remarked this country gentleman, "I Just gave my coat to a man I found in the corridor, who cleans coats for the Subs." "To whom, do you say?" cried tVo or three. "The man I found carry irig the coats out. Wait, I have his card." Bijlt the knowing ones did not wait; they hurried out to find the pockets of some fereat coats empty, and other coats alto gethergone. era ! 1 400 FAMILIES FROM RUSSIA. New York, July 18.—Yesterday up wards of four hundred Mennonite emi grants arrived at Castle Garden from the Ct imea. The women a'l wore blue gowns, with a blue handkerchief thrown over llieir heads, and no signs of ribbon oy earrings or brooches or even wedding rings were visible, these things being all considered too worldly. The children were dressed like their mothers, with this exception, that some oftheir caps were surmounted with a kind of topknot or ornamental tassel. The men were all dtessed like ordinary German peasants; but, in spite of tbs seeming poorness of their apparel, they had well tilled purses. (>ne of them had a draft for $20,000 ill gold, another had a draft for nearly the same amount while many of the others held letters of credit for sums varying from $1000 to $2000. Up to ten o'clock last evening the agents of the Hamburg steamer had paid over $120,000 in gold. "We left Simperpol in the Crimea," said Uarious Valter, about the end of May, and traveled across Europe to Hamburg. We made halts at Berliu j and Hamburg. Three of our little ones have dietl on the road. Our forefathers have lived in the Crimea for upwards of one hundred years, and we are leaving Russia because they want us to be Greek .. „ .,,, .... . ^beTilTrdain^ ^s d^not"^ effect for four years yet, but we are tak ing time by tbe forelock aud leaving the country as fast as we can. It is possible that the forty thousand more of our num ber will be here ere long from Russia. We are flying from that country be cause they waut to rob us of our religion. We have some of our number here who live Iu a community aud iiave all worldly things iu common. My sou is their ) "Father," and be has been elected to that office for lile. Tbe brotherhood is called the "Hustiache Community." We all work at agricultural pursuits; we don't smoke; if we drink too much we publicly reproved m our religious meet ings. We do not use wedding rings; we have no divorce; if man aud wife sepa rate neither is ever allowed to marry again. We had our owu courts for small matters iu Russia, but had to go before tbe Russian courts iu matters of appeal. We have a large number of families here, some of them being as large as eight or ten children. There are always some « jS'£s,'Z^-Si Nashua Fails, Kansas, for the establish ment of a colony of live hundred fami lies. They arrived in this city this week by the German steamer. Schiller. —They will probably leave Castle Garden to-day lei v ' 4 l ' i0llJ Points in the Weat. Last 1,0 .1! ,** o '. assisted by the Re;. J. P. Lestrade, of tb«* x«n> Yoik Bible .Society, gave each of the Menm uiiej a German Testameut. j are the Poets in a Puzzle.— Cottle, iu his Life of Coleridge, relates the follow ing amusing incident: "I led the horse to the stable, when a fresh (jerplexity arose. I removed the harness without difficulty; ; hut,aftermanvstrenuousattempts,Icould 1 not remove the collar. In despair, I call ed for assistance,when aid soon diew near. Mr. Wordsworth broughthisingenuity in . lo exercise, hut after several unsuccessful lie relinquished the achievement,as , thing altogether impracticable. Mr. Coleridge now tried Ids hand, hut show ed no molt* grooming skill than his pre decessor for after twisting the poor horse's neck almost to strangulation, and the great | danger ot' his eyes, he gave up the useless | task, pronouncing that the horse's head must have grown (gout or dropsy ") since the collar was put on; for he said it was a downright impossibility for such a huge 0 s front is to pass through so narrow a col | ar >j j U st at this instant a servant came near aiu |, understanding the cause of our consternation, "La! master," said she, $y OU don't go about the work in the right wa y. You should do like this when, turuingthecollarcompletely upside down, s j ie ypppcj p off in a • moment, to our givat hu ,.»iliation and wonderment, each sa tj s fied afresh that there were heights of knowledge iu the world to which we had not attained." What an Old Man Noticed.—1 have noticed that, purees will hold pen nies as well as pounds. I have noticed fcluit some men an* so honest that necessity compel* them to be dishonest in the end. I have noticed that silk, broadcloth and jewels are often bought with other peo ple's money. I have noticed that the prayer of the self ish man is, "Forgive us our debts," while he makes everybody who owes him pay to the uttermost farthing. m 1 have noticed that all men speak well of all men's virtues when they aiv dead, and that tombstones are marked with the epitaphs of the good aud virtuous. Is there any particular cemetery where the bad are buried" We frequently talkoftherush and crush toa Presidential levee or reception, but ac cording to the London Times, the pressure at a drawing room of tlte Queen was terrible beyond description. Ladies in thin dresses had to wait for hours, and to sit on stone steps in the cold current of an English east wind. Formerly where only hundreds were admitted, now thousands obtain tickets to see her. The Sutnr day Review says this is because of tlte in crease of the wealth ofthe country and the decrease of the gentry. To be presont ed to the Queen is the mania of the period; those " Go to court who never wont before; And tliose who went before now go no more!" : -•--— A Maine husband wauled to bet his wife that she could whip a panther, but she saw the joke, and refused to try. A CONNECTING.WIRE. BY REV. EDWARD A. BAND. We were out on the Atlantic, off the shores of Duxbury, Mass. The wind be hind us was pushing our boat gently along, and the bronzed old fisherman whose careful band was on tho tiller, kept up an animated talk on scenes in tbe neighborhood. Not far away we could see a dent in the sattdy bank rising abovs tbe shore. It wss there tbst s burled wire rau along, a telegraph cable, that coming up out of the ilsep sea, mounted the bank, and shooting over marshes, stretched oil into the luterior. Not a very heavy affair certainly, with its outside protecting layers, but what an important mission that wire has, running down through Lite dark ocean depths, and stretching away to Europe! Whataswift patient carrier of important messages, a lie oi good will and fellowship also! 1 am thinking tc-day of another con necting wire. I think of it as I recall our •Sabbath-school yesterday, and bring be fore tne the bright childish faces from many homes in the ueighborboood. The Sabbath-school is a connecting whe.— Apparently, it is a little one. It is made up of little hands, little feet, quick, rest less eyes, warm beating hearts. Ta fathers aud mothers at home, however, the wire is an important one. It may be the only connection between them and anything distinctively religious.- Through tbe enthusiastic natures entrusted to us, we can flash quickeuing influences along tbe wire that will get into the home.— Sometimes a message going out from the superintendent will bring both father and mother to the Sabbath-school concert. I watch the father looking up with a glow ing face to. tbe child's features on tbe platform, still more excited by the reci tation of its hymn. Perhaps all thla will make him a little child to sit at toe feet of Jesus. And the songs of tbe Sabbath school, how they go everywhere! Other feet than those we see are marching to the tunes in the vestry. It would be worth while to keep up. the Sabbath school for this aloue, that we may get tbe truth disseminated in aong. The cliU dren lake out with them these sweet winds of heaven, and they blow every where. How much Catholicism and skepticism they may be sweeping over, for these sweet wings are strong winds. It pays to keep up our Sabbath-school music, keep it bright, stirring, helpful.— We are not singing merely for those scholars before us, but there 1* a poor, tired, iinpatieut woman at home, catch ing up and keeping in her memory tbe sweet echoes borne to her 111 the voices of her children. - It pays to make prayer earnest and trustful, lor tbe prayer will get to some sick man's beiMu a dark, diagy home. Jt pays to make oar teach ing skillful, thorough, full of ChrUt, for by all these things we are afficting many households. It pays to keep up every thing about the school,especially, in large on.aa where so many wilful uegiecters of tbe house of Goo are found. They per mit a chasm to lie between them and the churches. We have a little wire, through wheh we can shout across the chasm, and it pays every way to keep up this con necting wire, the Sabb ath-school_ 8. 8. World. An Inducement. — We recently heard rather a good story on one of our city ministers. During a revival in progress in oue of the country churches rfear the city, among the regular attendants to the meeting was a beautiful and estimable, but rather unsophisticated young lady, whose Iriends were anxious at bavb her united wuh the church. She seemed, however, reluctant to do linister in question was re klk to her." This he did , and ou oue occasion said, so, and the quested toi several tiro iu a jocular manner:, "MissM-, if you will join the' church I'll marry you," meaning he wolild per form tlie ceremony. , The girl seemed pleased with the pro position, and a few evenings after walked up to the aliar and united with the church. Some few weeks after this the minister pr. ached at the church, at d after the ser vices met the young lady. "Brother-," said she, "you know you promised to many me if I'd join the church. Are you going to do sol' I don't want to wait any longer." The miuistersaw Ms dilemma, and at tempted to explain. "I meant I would perform the cere mony," he said, "that's all. 1 can't marry you myself for I am already married,and love my wife too milch to desire to swap her oil'for another.'' Tho young lady became indignant; de clared she'd leave tlte church; and that site "never did have much faith in these towu preachers." Our ministerial friend declares that he will never again use any other thau plain Scriptural argument lo iuduce lady to join the church. Simkins playfully remarked to his wife that he bad tour fools—beautiful, dutiful youthful and delightful. "Poor inel" said' she, "I have hut one." A boy was not entirely successful in an attempt to smoke a cigar last week but h|„ mother found out what had become of some nice strawberries site missed the day before. a.young Baiuuru's largest elephant Is dead, and he has sent to 8t. Louis fora Missouri mosquito to take its place duiing his tour through New England. The country will be thrilled to hear that the population ot Chicago increased seventy-five thousand last year, of which uuinber only forty five per cent, is dogs. A stout old woman got mad, because a photographer wouldn't let her fau her s»'.lf while she had her picture taken. "Dor's your husband (bar the Lord, ma'am?" asked a colporteur at a Weat ern cabin. "Yes, sir; he never goea out on Sunday without his gun." .