MONDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 8T, Kb*' , JlApT&i
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,
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
10 ic a.
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.
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.,
1 30 and 45 p. iu.
at Wl.miiigtou 7 55 and 11 2.5 a. in.,
at Laudenberg 9 45, 12 30 a. in.,
2 45, 6 50 ui
2 00 p.
leave Wiliningtou at
:ive ut Wilmington at 546.
ing Wilmington at 10 25 a. m .
u traiu leaving Philadelphia at
i'rai'w leaving Wiliningtou, at 1.30 P. M.
leaving Philadelphia at
12.15 A. Al.
Tram leaving Wiumugtou at 5.35 P. M.
train leav mg Philadelphia at
*-00 P. M.
connect* witu r
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
*r Tuesday, May
vei mam line and
Reading Riauch as follow
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,
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
SUNDAY TRAINS.-A tiain will leave
t M0 a. in ou Sunday, aiming kt
i. it. iin a. ii». Lo*ve Wilmington
.No. 5. No. 3, No 1
p. m. p. ui. a. ui.
7 25 1 05 5 57
6 28 12 06 5 07
5 51 11 34 4 32
6 20 11 00 4 00
9 0 .
e and Delaware
iving at Chadd
• s lilt! 5.28, ami Reading at 7.37 p.
•at 3.30 p. iu
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
mVERY FRIDA Y.f
*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.
T W O
i.,and 1 o'clock, p. ra.
6.30 o'clock, a.
Ou and after MONDAY, June
29, the Steamer
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.
Fare to Pniludelphin,
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 ,
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.
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
Orders by mail with money order or
inclosed will receive prompt attention.
Wii-MINGTON POUDRETTE CO.,
No. 6 West Tenth Street,
F OR BALE.—I Dwelling and Store, s. W.
corner of Sorentli and French streets.
1 three-story Iwlck Dwelling, to rooms, 222
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
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,
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
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,
Iin re n
Burcn stieet between
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
to C. J. Scott,
, or to the suh
J. B. L.
Apply as above.
OR SALE.- -Possession March 25. Brick
dwelling, No. 608 West street. 'Terms
No. 4 West Shird street.
F OR SALE.—A portable engine and boil.
er, between live and six horse power, in
good condition, and suitable for threshing
Also, an uptight boiler and engine of eight
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,
A call is re
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
4th Section, Market
St eet. South to City 1.
to Sept 7th.
5th Seei ioi
i, Seventh to
in to August
lTuui August lUtU
, 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
OK RENT.—A nice three-story brick
dwelling, with ten rooms, gas, bath, hot
iter, large yard, good neighbor
Ai ply at Gilpin Ave
hood, LOW KENT,
uue and Adams Dreet. or at
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.
City Bonds tor Sale.
Twenty Tbouaand Dollars,
IV ilmington City Loan,
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
of the semi-annual interest,
will be payable the 1st days of May and No
vember of each year.
them at th j time of the payment
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.
HERMAN AHRENS & CO.,
PORK PACKERS Sc HAM CURERS.
No. *34 TATNALL STREET,
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.
AKER'S OQD DIVER OIL, in pottles
ana calk at BRINGHURST & CO'S
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
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
Well, I don't think you need be so
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
Don't doubt, though, that she thinks
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
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
ugaged to him no w—horrid thing!
! I'd keep on my glove sometimes,
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!
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
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
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
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
Helmbold, for Instance, tbe great medi
cine man, had one team of six horses,
that cost him $20,000 ; he had carlagil
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
! ter Pill
1; per yea
,t to :
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
•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
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
, 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
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
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.
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;
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
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
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;
" Go to court who never wont before;
And tliose who went before now go no
A Maine husband wauled to bet his
wife that she could whip a panther, but
she saw the joke, and refused to try.
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.
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
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
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
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
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." .
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