Millheim Journal. (Millheim, Pa.) 1876-1984, May 27, 1880, Image 1

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    YOL. LIV.
C. T. Alexander. C. M. Bower.
Office In Carman's new building.
omee on Allegheny Street.
Northwest, corner of D 1 unond,
D. O. Bush. s. H. Yocura. D. n. Hastings.
High Street, opposite First National Bank.
Practices in all the courts of Centre County.
Spec at attention to Collections. Consultations
In German or Engl sh.
All bus ness promptly attended to. Collection
of ilulruan speciality.
v :
J A. Beaver. J. w. Gepbart.
Office on Alleghany Street, North of High.
Offlce on Woodrlng's Block, Opposite Court
Consultations in English or German. Office
In Lyon's Building, Allegheny Street.
Office Hi the rooms formerly occupied by the
Ute w. p. Wilson.
Watchee, Clocks, Jewelry,. Silverware, Ac. Re
pairing neatly and promptly and war
ranted. Main Street, opposite Bank, 51 llhelm,
Pa. - - -
All business entrusted to him, such as writing
and acknowledging Deeds, Mortgage.-, Helens-s,
Ac. will be executed wnh neatness and dis
patch. Office on Main street.
Groceries. Notions, Drug 3. Tobac< OH. Cigars,
Fine Confection*-, les and everything in the line
or a first-class Grocery st re.
Country Produce 'aken In exchange for goods.
Mainvst eet, opposite bans, Ml lhelin. Pa.
Shop on Main Street, two h uses east of Bank,
Millhelin, Penna.
All business promptly attended t?.
collection of claims a specialty.
Office opposite Klsenhuih'a Drug Store.
Hardware, Stoves, Oils, Paints, Glass, Wall
Papers Coach Trimmings, and saddlery Ware,
&c„ Ac. g ra des of Patent Wheels,
corner of Main and Penn Street.-, Miilhelm,
Cutting a Specialty. , „
shop next door to Journal Book Store.
A. WALTER, Cashier. DAV. KRAPE, Pres.
oatilactl9? Guaranteed.
The rights of woman, what are they?
The right to labor, lovo aud prav,
The right to weep when others weep,
The right to wako whan others sleep.
The right to dry the fallen tear,
The right to quell the rising fear ;
Tiie right to smooth the brow of oaro,
And whisper comfort to despair.
The right to watch the partiug breath.
To soothe and cheer the bed of death,
The right when earthly hopes all fail,
To point to that within the veil.
The right the w an Jerer to reclaim,
Aud win the lost from paths of shami>;
The right to comfort aud to bless
The widow and the fatherless.
The right the little ones to guide.
In simple faith to litui who died ;
With earnest love and gentle praise.
To bless aud cheer their youthful days.
The right to live for those we love,
The right to die that love to prove ;
The r ght to brighten c-arthly homes.
With pleasant smiles aud gentle tones.
A Double Plea of Guilty.
That Amos Talburton married the Widow
Bamford for her money was tirmly believed
by everybody but the widow herself. She,
poor, simple body, uevtr suspected that
day when he took her hand and asked her
to be his, that he had any other object than
the avowed ones of devoting himself to her
happiness and being a father to her little
The widow's fortune was in' ready
money, from all care of which her new
husband soon relieved her, and before the
honeymoon was over, Mr. Tolburton enter
ed on his paternal duties with au energy
which soon convinced Charley and Robbie
Bamford how exceedingly loose had been
their previous uotious of family govern
Mr. Talburton's system was a combina
tion of those of Solomon aud Mr. Murd
stone, proceeding on the theory that the
two most potent instruments for the expul
sion of folly from the heart of a child are
a rod of correction and the Latin Grammar.
The elder ijoy, Charley, was a warm
hearted, spirited lad; a boy to go through
Are and water for those he liked, but with
a temper that rebelled against injustice or
It soon liecame a state of constant war
between Charley aud Mr. Talburton. The
former grew releutless in his punish,
Charley's mother ventured to intercede
for him ouce; but her husband read her
such a lecture on the sin of inconsiderate
mercy that she never dared renew the sub
Bobbie who was over a year younger
than his brother, got along much better.
There were two reasons for this: he had his
mother's gentle disposition, and secondly,
Charley's transgressious were so numerous
that they kept Mr. Talburton's attention
fully occupied.
At sixteen Charley was a strong and well
grown youth. More than once, after re
ceiving chastisement, he had been heard to
utter threats; and one day he struck back.
A violent battle ensued, in which he was
badly worsted, but not until he had left
on his adversary's face divers marks of the
fierceness of the contest.
That night the household was aroused by
the report of a pistol. Mr. Talburton was
found weltering in his own blood just out
side his study door, and the servants who
first reached the scene, as they afterwards
testified, found Robbie standing near the
body holding a pistol. The gas light in
the hall way had been turned up and the
wild and dazed expression of the boy's face
was plaidy visible.
The wounded man died before assistance
cßuld be summoned; and terror and fright
threw poor Mrs. Talburton into a swoon,
which, happily, for a season rendered her
Tiie police came and searched the prem
ises. One of the first discoveries made was
that Charley's room was vacant His bed
bore traces of having been recently occu
pied. But Charley himself had not been
seen since retiring to bed early in the even
Robbie when questioned, appeared stu
pified. and returned no answers. The com
mission of an act of violence seemed so
I foreign to his character, that in spite of ap
; pearances few were disposed to regard him
! with suspicion. Still it was thought pra
j dent to detain him till the tragedy should
i be fully cleared up.
i Next day the coroner's jury begau their
i investigations. In addition to the facts al
j ready recounted, it was shown that imme
diately after the murder all the outer doors
and windows were found closed as usual—
a fact which pointed to an inmate of the
house as the author of the deed.
A dealer in firearms testified that on the
day preceding the murder he had sold the
pis'ol, found with one chamber discharged
in Robbie's hand to Charley Bamford.
At this evidence Robbie started up ex
; citedly and spoke for the first time.
"I tell you my brother is not guilty!" he
"Perhaps then, you can tell us who
is," said the coroner, dryly.
"I am!" the boy answered, with the de
fiant look of one brought to bay.
The case was soon closed, and the jury
were not long iu returning their verdict that
Amos Talburton had come to his death by
a pistol shot fired by the hand of Robert
Bamford; and the prisoner was immediate
ly committed for trial.
The distracted mother retained mo to do
what I could for her unfortunate boy; but
the task looked like a hopeless oue. To
j all my questioning I could get but one an
! swer.
Robbie persisted in asserting his own guilt
and the innocence of his brother, whose ab
sence he attributed to his having run away
to escape bis step-father's cruelty.
When asked as to his possession ot the
pistol sold to Charley, and the motive of
the crime he fell into his usual silence.
In due time my client was indicted and
arrainged to plead. I stepped forward to
answer for liim, but before 1 could inter
pose the boy himself had spoken.
"I plead guilty," he said, in a clear,
firm tone.
"No no!" cried a voice that startled all
who heard it; "it is not he, but I, who am
guilty!" and the next moment Charley
Bamford stood at his brother's side, encir
cling him with his arm.
"Was it not I who ran away?" he went
on, hurriedly, "and my pistol that was
founds Cannot every one see that my
poor, dear, generous brother wishes to
screen my life at the expense of his own?"
'•Do not believe him!" broke in ltobbie;
"it is he that would sacrifice himself for
"Lot the prisoner be remanded," said the
judge, visibly moved at the scene; "and
lot his brother bo detained. There is some
thing here which requires explanation."
And withiu a week the explanation caino
In a manner least expected.
John Willis, an old servant of the family
was taken suddenly ill, and soon lay at
death's door. Before he died he sent for a
clergyman, to whom he told a story which
completely cleared up the mystery.
The day liefore Mr. Talburton was killed
Charley Bamford had offered to sell Willis
a pistol which the latter bought for a few
dollars. That night Willis heard a noise as
of one stirring in the house, and slipping
from his room, pistol in hand, he saw some
one moving stealthily in the lower hall. It
was long past the hour at which any of the
family were likely to be up. Burglaries
had been frequent of late, and acting on
the first impulse, and taking the best aim
ho could, by the dim dght, Willis tired.
Seeing the man fall he ran down aud
turned up the gas, when to his horror, he
discovered that he had slain his master!
The pistol dropped from his baud, and
hearing the approach of hurrying footsteps,
and fearing to ho accused of murder, he
concealed himself in the study, from which
he did not emerge till others had made their
appearance, the tirst being Robbie, who
picked up the pistol.
The strange conduct of the brothers was
now fully accounted for, Robbie, who
hail seen the pistol during the uay iu
the possession of his brother, and
in view of the laitcr's flight, and his rela
tions with his step father, believed him
guilty; and had taken advantage of the ap
pearances against himself to shield his
Charley acknowledged that he h:it bought
the pistol to defend himself against his
persecutor in their next encounter; but,
changing his mind, he determined to rui
off tosea, for which he had made secret ar
rangements the same afternoon; and it was
from his first voyage that he had just re
turned ou the day of Robbie's arraignment.
Doubtless it wus Charley's stejis, stealing
down the stairs, and out at the trout door,
which latched itself behind him, that had
aroused Mr. Talburton and the servant,
the former having remained in iiis study
that night to a later hour than usual.
Airs. Talburton's grief was greatly molli
fied by tho restoration of her two boys; and
this time she is likely to remain a widow.
Tyroles* Costumes.
The curious and picturesque costumes of
the laud of Tyrol are conspicuous every
where. The dress, particularly that of the
women, varies in tho different valleys.
Generally, it is to be seen in its fulness
only on Sundays and feast-days; but, in
some parts, the people wear it on week
days, although most ofteu, as is the case
the world over, it is "sobered by the rust
of long U9e. " The women, after the
fashion of whatever valley their dresses
may lie patterned, depend upon bright
colors and jewelry. The men's dress re
sembles that with which we are familiar
only in coat and shirt. The breeches are
of black leather, with green cord down
through the seams, and green embroidery
at the hip and knee ; they reach only to
the top ot the knee, aud are so loose that
in the sitting position half the thigh is ex
posed. No stockings are worn under the
heavy hob-nailed shoes, but a very thick
woollen stocking leg, often ornamented
with green figures covers tho calf, the top
being rolled down over the garter. For
the length of about six inches at the knee
the leg is quite bare, tanned, ruddy and
hirsute with life-long exposure iu a climate
of great winter severity. The hut is
decorated with feathers at the back, usually
the half of a black-cock's tail. Every man
and boy, we are told in the guide-books,
smokes, aud must never expect to meet one
without bis porcelain pipe ad a red or
blue umbrella, which the women also carry
as universally. The girls wear a little
jaunty cap. or or ieghorn hat with an im
mense brim, and dresses generally dark,
and nearly always short; and while some
of the costumes apDear very coquettish,
others are stiff and formal and have even a
classical correctness. In one of the neigh
borhoods of the Ziller thai, the women
wear thick gold or silver tassels lying on
the front part of their hat brims, and carry
a carnation, or other bright flower, over
the ear. Even travellers catch the mania
for picturesque costumes; and, says Mr.
Waring: "It is especially pleasing to see a
staid, smooth-shaven Englishman, who at
home would reprehend the wearing of any
thing less than a stiff hat, unbend Ins rigid
lines, deck himself with light and rolling
felt, and sport a cock-feather or a bunch of
Edelweiss at his crown, it is good, too,
to see hs side-long glance at the mirror,
and the little wreath of pleasure that winds
about his lips at the thought of such rare
A Loitfer'n Method.
How the lilies of the valley, who neither
toil nor spin, nor have any private means,
manage year after year to enjoy all the
good things of this world has always been
a wonder to me. Sitting the other day
with one of these lilies, I ventured to ask
him to explaiu to me the mystery of his
existence. "This is," he said, "how I
provide myself with excellent dinners and
pocket money. Whenever a new restau
rant of any repute is opened I dine there
twice, and pay lor my dinners. The third
time 1 send lor the proprietor, and telling
him that I have forgotten my purse, ask
him to send a waiter home witli me, when
I will pay my bill. To this he objects.
1 give him niv name and address, and the
next day 1 send him the price of the din
ner. Then 1 dine two or three times with
out paying, and have thoroughly establish
ed my credit, and 1 can diue luxuriously
for a long period without being troubled
with the bill. lat once'iuaugurate picnics,
I beg each guest to hand me his share of
the bill, and I pocket the money, leaving
the entire amount to be charged to me. A
new restaurant does not like to commence
its career by suing a customer, so wheu at
last the proprietor is tired of feeding me, 1
promise to pay him some day and then
commence operations witli one of his con
freres. Jealousy, and a pleasure iu seeing
those in the same business done prevents
any one who has been victimised from
warning others against inn."
GHiiiu to the Last.
Not long ago a lady of .Hartford COHII.,
had an earnest battle witnu rooster. She
had two docks of about a dozen hens and
one rooster each with a separate "run" for
each squad, and the hen house is partitioned
through the middle, with a window in the 1
partition, Almost every day the lady visits
the hennery and usually stops to stroke aud
pet the feathered favorites. Under this ,
treatment the fowls have become quite tame
and never before had she such an experi
ence as we me aliout to relate. The lady,
as she tells the story herself, had passed
through the tirst division of the hen house
and stopped to j>et fowls in the other half,
and while she was thus engaged she notic
ed the big rooster iu the other domicile had
taken a position where he could see the
lady's operations through tho partition
window. He watched her with a jealous
eye. Directly the lady reached out to take
iu her hands a hen, but it evaded her ami
ran off with a frightened scream. At this
the looker on in Vienna —the old rooster—
became unduly exicitcd, ruffled his feath- 1
ers, elongated his neck and showed he was 1
as "mad as mad could lie." He looked as I
if he wanted to tackle the lady, and sure 1
enough when she entered his room to pass
out he did make a most determined assault.
He rushed at her fairly bristling with indig
nation, and savagely stiuek at her with his
spurs. The lady, rather pleased than other
wise, lifted a fool to poke him away and
did give him a vigorous shove. But he
returned anil let fly his spur-mounted heels
and gave the lady's No. 3 gaiter a lively
craek, leaving quite H stinging sensation.
Ami from this time out the lady and the
plucky old rooster had a regular pitched
battle. She says at first she rather enjoyed
the sport, but before she got through the
fowl was so terribly iu earnest it did not
seem like fun and she determined to end
up tic fight by taking the old fellow by the j
neck and holding him suspended in midair
uutil the fight was all taken out of him.
The next fly be made at her she clutched
him, and lifted hint from his feet, but he
struck at her several times with his spurs
in rapid succession ami iu most spiteful and :
ugly manner. He got in one blow on the
back of the hand ami wrist thai left a mark
three inches long, and she was glad to drop
him. But now her woman dauder was up
and she was bound to conquer. She turned
on him and kicked at him first with oue \
foot and then with the other, following him
around the little house, tie fighting gallant- 1
ly as he retreated. He would lly at her, ;
catch her by the dress with his bill, ami
and crack would go the spurs with as much
vigor us if the old fellow had a roosters
headiu chancery. Again and again the
old lady grasped him by the neck, choking, I
twisting and shaking him, but he would
compel her to let go by the ragid thumps 1
of his tough, hard old spurs. After the
tight had lasted fully ten minutes the lady
thought, as there could not l>e much honor
in conquering a rooster, and rather admir
ing his pluck, she and let
him enjoy his crow of'.JHry. But as she
turned to go the of the plucky
fellow were fiercer and filler, ami she was
compelled to retreat backwards and kept
her feet employed in trying to keep him at
bay. When she turned to open the next j
door the rooster, as a parting salute, flew,
up at her waist high, and gave her a crack,
it was a fowl blow, but the lady did not j
stop to claim the victory ou that account. '
She hurriedly closed the door aud the de- 1
determined fellow actually gave the door a '
clip and looked disgusted because tlie lady j
had got out of his reach.
The KINII Didn't Hite.
A very short old man, having a dried '
herring on a siring and a fish pole on his 1
back, and the line on his hook bailed with j
a piece of salt pork, halted a pedestrian at
the ferry wharf and began :
"Have you a human heart in your
breast ?"
"Yes, I suppose it's human," replied the
"Then for goodness' sake lend me a
quarter for a few days. I've been fishing
here right along for four hours, aud this is
the only thing I've caught. "
"I'm not resiKiusible for your bad luck,"
said the citizen.
"But am I? Can I make the fish bite if
they don't want to? I've sat here and spit
on this bait and bobbed my line up and
down till I'm clear broke down. It seems
to me as if I didn't care to live another
"Well, I didn't tell you to go fishing."
"Sposen you didn't ? When you sec an
old man trying to get along and catch a !
sucker to take home to his starving family, j
can't you feel a little human toward him? I
Think of my taking home this old smoked
herring and trying to pass it off on my con
fiding wife as an able-bodied pickerel!"
"But I cau't give you a quarter," pro
tested the citizen. "I'm not going to be
held responsible for your bad luck when
you go fishing."
"The case stands like this," said the old
man, as he swung his pole around aud
knocked a man's hat off, "I come down
here to fish. I bob ami fish and spit and
fish and bob. No luck. I pay ut my last
cent for this old herring, hoping it may
prove a sort of attraction for other fish.
No go. He simply attracted a dog and
lost his tail by a bite. 1 am now utterly
crushed and soul-kick, l am about to re
turn to my wife, who expects me to bring
a sucker two feet long. What shall I say
to her ?"
"Tell her that it was a poor day for flsh
"But women don't understand such
things. Oh, sir! take this herring and
lend me a quarter! Give au old man some
"Cau't do it."
"Will you compel mc to take this home
to my family and tell 'em its the only bite
I had? Have I, at my age, got to play
the part of a deceiver and liar ? It. rests
entirely with you. 1 place my moral char
acter and the happiness of my family en
tirety in your hands."
The citizen turned eoldly away and in
quired the price of grindstones of a ware
houseman. The oid fisherman flung his
herring down, jumped on it with both feet,
flung his lish pole oil the wharf and strode
out of the crowd with the remark:
"Gentlemen, I can never, never, reward
a wife's confidence with au old herring !
Rather than deceive her I'll go and get
drunk, and she'll fully understand that no
drunken man can tell the difference be
tween the bite of a perch and the bite of
a whale. When I ant full lay me in some
quiet corner and don't let the police take
I this plug of tobacco out of my left baud
' pocket I"
Mr. Trout aud the Oypy
David 8. Trout is a rich planter of Roa
noke county, Virginia, a strict church
member and one of tho most successful
men in his county. He has several farms
and lives on the line of the Virginia
and Tennessee Railroad, close to Bulem
Dost Office and near the Roanoke river.
Recently accompanied by Detective John
Ween, of Richmond, and Chief of Police
Donovan, of Newark, he visited Brooklyn
and identified Matilda Worton, the gypsy
fortune-teller, who is in Raymond street
jail on a charge of robbimr William Jessop,
of Princeton, Indiana, of $2,250 as the
woman who, three years ago, robbed him
of a package coutalng SIO,OOO in green
backs, leaving in its stead a similar package
that contained strips of newspaper cut into
the shape of bank notes. Mr. Trout says
that in February, 1875, he received a note,
sigued I). T. Worton, saying that there
was a natural deposit of silver on his farm.
In 1870 Mrs. Worton, the gypsy woman,
called on him. "Blie said," continued Mr.
Trout, "that close to my house there was a
deposit of silver contaiuiug al>out a million
dollars: that tho mass of it was in a crude
state, but that a large amount of the metal
hail already been mined. The silver, she
said, was first discovered, many years ago,
by two Indian chiefs, named Curry and
.Mesh, who, on shifting their habitation,
buried their fortunes there and put a spell
over the niiue, which it required a super
human gift to break. The hiding place
was sealed by u secret, and she alone could
charm it away and open the mine for my
benefit. 1 told her that if she could show
me where the mine was I would give her
one-half of the proceeds, but she said that
she needed a package of $12,000 to handle.,
always iu my presence, so that she could
work >ut the secret, i didn't have so much
money ut hand, and I told her that I could
not get it. Bhe came to see me u number
of times, and at length she said she could
extract the secret of the hiding place of the
mine if she could handle SIO,OOO, but she
promised that the money should uever go
out of my sight. At length 1 got the $lO,-
000 together iu bauk notes and tiie gypsy
began her incantations. She counted the
money, sprinkled it with earth, muttered
over it and said prayers without uumber.
When she had finished she went away,
leaving the money iu my hands, tied up in
brown jiaper, and as she cautioned me not
to toacli it for fear 1 would undo her work
1 put it up and kept it intact until she re
turned again. She paid me several visits,
and each time took out the money, ex
amined it carefully and prayed over it. I
held it for a tune while she prayed and
then she held it aud prayed. This was
done several times. At length, on May 7,
1877, she said that all of her plans were
working so well that iu oue more visit she
would charm away the spell that bound the
secret of the mine, and would, she thought,
be able to lead me directly to it. She again
Look the money, prayed over it and asked
me to coaut it, so that I could see it was
all there. 'I don't want you to think,' she
said to me, 'that 1 would steal any of it.'
1 said: 'lf you took that money, or fooled
me, 1 would kill you.' 1 saw that all of
my money was in the package, just as I
had given it to her, and then she carefully
lied it up and put a string about it. 'Now,'
she said, 'the spell is broken, and iu one
more visit it will be cast aside. But,' she
added, 'no oue must touch this package.'
1 promised to lock it up, but she said she
wauted me to swear to it upon the Bible.
1 turned to get the Bible, and the money
was hardly out of my sight a moment, i
turned again, and she had the package ex
tended toward me. 1 swore upon the Bible
that 1 would uot open it or allow any one
else to do so. and look the package. 1
wrote 'D. S. Trout' upon the back and
made marks upou it wherever there was a
fold of ibe paper, so that 1 could tell if any
one disturbed it. Theu 1 put it away. As
she did uot return and as my time was up
when I was obliged to return the money to
the bank where i had oDtained it, 1 opened
the puckage aud found that it contained
strips of newspaper cut to the size of bank
notes, and that there wasn't a penny of my
SIO,OOO. Air. Trout w ill begiu a suit m
iiutlsou county, New Jersey, where the,
gypsies have property, to recover his
Interesting Scientific Paper.
Capt. Catlin, United States army, lost a
leg during the war and since that time has
suffered from traumatic neuralgia, some
times in the heel, but more frequently in
the toes, of the absent foot. He has care
fully noted the effects produced on himself
by changes of the weather. Dr. Mitchell's
own studies in this case, as he says, "would
never have proved successful had it not lieen
for the unusual ability, interest in the task,
aud perseverance of the accomplished gen
tlemen who lias obliged by making his own
torments useful iu the solution of the ques
tion of how far weather affects the produc
tion of certain kinds of pain. The hourly
observations cover a periixi of five years.
"For the first quarters of these five years
there were 2,471 hours of pain; for the
second quarters, 2,102 hours for the third
quarters, 2,059 hours; and for the last quar
ters, '2,2'21 hours. The best yield ot pain
is in January, February and Alarch, and tho
poorest in the third quarters, July, August
anti September. During these five years,
while the sen was south of the equator,
there were 4,092 hours of pain, against 4,-
158 hours while it w as north of the equator;
the greatest amount of pain was in the
quarters beginning with the winter solstice,
and the least was in those beginning with
the summer solstice. The average duration
of the attacks of the first quarters was
twenty-two hours, and for the third quar
ters only 170 years. By taking the four
years ending January 1, 1879, it is found
"that of 537 storms charted by the signal
bureau, 298 belong to the two winter quar
ters, against 239 for the summer quarters.
Hence we have the ratio of the number of
storms of the winter quarters and summer
quarters corresponding to the ratio of the
amounts of neuralgia for these respective
periods, and the ratio of average duration of
each attack for the same time corresponds
closely with the ratio of the respective to
tal amounts of neuraliga for the same per
iods. The average distance of the storm
centre at the beginning of the neuralgia at
tacks was GBO miles. Storms coming from
the Pacific coast are felt farthest off, "very
soon after or as they are crossing the Rocky
mountains," while storms along the Atlan
tic coast are associated with milder forms
of neuralgia, and are not felt until the
storm centre is nearer. Rain is not essent-
I ial to the production of neuralgia.
Ouncr IlfDi.
HUMK of the Loudon inn signs are very
odd. For instance, there is the Scriptural
sign—The Good Samaritan; there is The
Widow's Son ; there is the Luke's Head;
there is the Jacob's Well; there is the
Noah's Ark; there is the David's Harp.
Moreover the Job's Castle gets recognition,
and the Brazen Serpent, and the Baptist's
Head, and the Corner Stone, and the Ju
bilee ; whilst the Adams and Eves count
up to a dozen; whilst there are fifteen
Augels, nine Angels and Crowns, an Angel
and Sun, aud a final Angel and Trumpet.
Then, as many as eleven Saints bare been
atfixed, or hung, or otherwise painted and
engraved, as signs to invite the eye and lip.
There are Saints Andrew, Luke, Paul, John,
James, Bartholomew, Martin, Leonard,
Helena, George and Anne. To them, too,
must l>e added the cardinal virtue, Hope.
It is a favorite, having risen to the number
of fourteen editions, without reckoning the
Anchors (of which there are twelve) that
are its symbol, and the frequent cases in
which it is painted Anchor and Hope both,
lest want of artistic skill should lead to the
least misinterpretation and mistaking; then
four Golden Anchors ought to swell this
list, since color has small power to alter
form (except illusory,)and identity is clear
in spite of it. A few samples are ready,
too, in the same superficial and indicatorial
manner of signs historical. There is Whit
tington and his Cat; there is Old Will
Somers ; there is the Vicar of Wakefield;
there is Chilile Harold; there is Thomas
a-Becket; there is John of Jerusalem t
there are Sir John Falstaff, the Jane Shore,
the Nell Gwynne, the John of Gaunt, the
Wolsey, the Jack of Newbury,the Sir Wil
liam Walworth, Jack Straw, (in the shape
of his Castle,) the Sir Hugh Myddleton,
the Sir John Barleycorn, and those other
noted specimiena, Valentine and Orson.
After them come Sir Isaac Newton, Sir
Sidney Smith, Sir Ralph Abercrombie, Sir
Robert Peel, Sir George Osborn, George :
Peabody, Sir William Gomm, and Captain
Cook. As for Admiral F, and the part they
play, in history, they come in a host from
Ik*nixw and Blake down to Nelson, (ob
liquely commemorated also iu the well
known inn name, The Battle of the Nile,)
Vernon, Rodney, Napier, Codington; and
as for Generals,they come only in a sprink
ling, such men as HilL Picton, Canrobert,
and Wolfe. Signs social come next. For
instance, there arc a hundred and twenty
three dukes enjoying convivial memory in
the metropolis, Wellington standing at the
head of them as an overpowering favorite.
There are forty marquises hoisted up, he of
Grauby standing bravely amongst them;
there are as many Earls,and there are about
sixty lords. There are also one hundred
aud fifty public bouses christened after
kings and queens. The majesties selected
are Lud, Alfred, John, Harry, George,
Prussia, Denmark, Sardinia, Edward the
Sixth, Henry the Eighth, William the
Fourth, Catherine, Elizabeth, Charlotte,
Adelaide, Victoria anil Anne. There are
a hundred Princes, and about thirty Prin
cesses. Literary signs shall have the next
place, rare Ben Jonson coming in nicety at
tiie head of them. He has seven several
public-house existences. In company with
iiim are Bishop Blaize, Sir Richard Steele,
Paul Pindar, Robert Burns, Lord Macaulay;
and there are reminiscences of "Black
Jack" in the Ivemble's Head, and of Jon
athan Swift in the Lilliput Hall. Then,
signs classic may not be forgotten. They
stand the Hercules, the Hercules' Pillars,
the Neptune, the Phoenix, the Bacchus,the
Bacchus ami Tun, the Apollo,the Centurion,
Comus, the Roman Arms. And signs floral
force themselves to the front also, for there
are thirty-eight Roses, five Mulberry Trees,
two Laurel Trees, six Olive Branches, six
Pineapples, oue Holly Tree, one Orange
Tree, one Pear Tree, one Primrose, one
Ixjiuon Tree, forty-five Grapes, one Dew
drop, one Fleur-de-Lys, two Elder Trees,
a Flower of the Forest, a Virginia Plant,
four Vines, a Flower Pot, three Acorns,
several White Thorns, four Bunches of
Grapes, five Cherry Trees, four Hands and
Flowers, one Hand and Marigold, three
British Oaks; with (though these would
come better, possibly, under the head of
signs miscellaneous) two Grasshoppers, a
dozen Beehives, three Jolty Gardeners, one
llayfleld, and one Cottage of Content.
Next, let there be signs zoological—the
class A, beasts, the first to be treated. It
iucludes Goats, Goats in Boots, Brown
Bear, Flying Horses, Tigers, Griffins, Gre
yhounds, a Giraffe, and Intrepid Fox,a Cow
and Calf, a Dun Cow, Foxes, British Lions,
Bulls, Buck's Heads, Buffaloes' Head, Civil
Cats, Spotted Dogs, Camels, Stags, Uni
corns, Reindeer, Roebucks, Lambs, Leo
pards Nags' Heads, Panthers, Pied Bulls,
Porcupines, Elephants; outbeasted every
one of them by a Monster. Class B, birds,
includes Eagles, Cocks, Swaus, Peacocks,
Pheasants, Black Ravens, a Partridge, a
Duck. Class C, fishes, lias nothing like
such a number or variety. It comprises
ten Dolphins and two of these
appearing as The Salmon and Pair of Com
passes. Signs ethnological contain a Her
mit, a Lad of the Village, a Gypsy Queen,
some Moonrakers,a Colleen Bawn,a Mogul,
an African Chief, an Australian, a Spanish
Patriot, two Druids, two Blackamoors'
Spouse Plantation.
For many years the sponge fishers of the
Mediterranean have carried on their avoca
tions so recklessly that there is reason to
fear the supplies from the great sea which
yields the best article will practically
cease unless means are adopted at once to
prevent the men from destroying—as they
do at present in countless numbers —the
young animals while securing the full
grown victims. Aleantime Dr. Brehm, the
illustrious naturalist, has suggested a plan
for raising sponge artificially. Selecting a
few hundred specimens, he divided them
into seven thousand small pieces, fastened
separately in perforated cases, which were
then towed out to the bay of Socolizza.
He then attached the pieces to a wooden
framework, which was then lowered in a
shady spot to a proper depth. In a few
months the sponges had grown to the size
of good natural ones, exhibiting their dis
tinctive black color. The authorities re
garded his scheme with favor, but the
fishers, with that ignorant prejudice which
has so often delayed sound reform in almost
every industry, attacked the plantation at
night, destroyed the frames and made off
with two thousand sponges. By substi
tuting copper wire for woodwork. Dr.
Brehm immediately checkmated the teredo
whose ravages in woodwork are notorious;
and, by fastening the sponges to stones it
was observed that they speedily attached
themselves firmly.
Out of debt, out or danger.
Our own bands are heaveu'* favorite
instruments for supplying us witb the
necessaries of life.
if the ordinary politician could see
himself as others see him, he would be
a surprised party.
Every closet hath its skeleton if it's
nothing more than the willow iraiue of
an empty demijohn.
Young man go to the good and virtu
ous for advice, but please don't trouble •
us during business hours.
Recklessness is the parent of misery.
In the bpring the trees leave and iu
the Autumn the flies leave.
The hardest thing in the world to do
so constantly that you can do it well is
to mind your owu business.
it is very dangerous for any man to .
find any spot oil the broad globe that is
sweeter to him than his homo.
Thou shalt not abstain from deceiv
ing others by word or deed. Thou
shait speak no word that is false.
Modesty and humility are the sobri
ety of the m&u; temperance aud chas
tity are the sobriety of tie body.
No human scheme can be so accu
rately projected but some little cir
cumstance may intervene to spoil It.
There is a pleasure in contemplating
good; out the greatest pleasure of all U
in doing good, which comprehends the
A great many people are anxious to
introduced new leliglon into the world
who have never given the old one a fair
it would improve some people very
much if they were as careful of their
daily lives as they are of their ortho
It doesn't hurt a good man to have
his character investigated; neither uoes
it hurt a gold coin to try its ring on the
There is a pleasure in contemplating
good; but the greatest pleasure of aii
is iu doing good, which comprehends
the rest.
The virtue that a man does not pos
sess that he thinks he has, while those
virtues that he does possess seem noth
ing U/ him.
Tell the boys on the street, tell the
young men on the road to ruin, that
God loves them, and show them that
you believe it.
Fire, flood, mistake or accident may
rob us of our material possessions, but
they cannot get at the treasures of the
immortal mind.
Educatiou is the one living founda
tion which must water every part of
the social garden, or its beauty withers
aud fades away.
Good u&ture extracts sweetness from
everything with which it comes in con
tact, as the bee extracts honey from
every flower which it visits.
A man of sense will never swear.
The least pardonable of all vices to (
which the folly or cupidity of man is
addicted, is that of swearing.
A man may be right In feeling that
the woild can do without him, but
every man ought to feel that the worid
needs the best efforts of his life.
If we have the faith to look forward
with the eye of llirn to whom a thou
sand years are as one day, the sight
will kindle iu each one a divine courage.
What is needed to-day in preaching
io to simplify and apply the doctrines
of Christianity tnat any man or womau
can understand them and practice them.
We are sowing seeds of truth or er
ror, of dishonesty or Integrity, every
day we live and everywhere we go,
that will take root in somebody's life.
A lie will die of neglect sooner than
in any other way. The only reason
why some lies grow so large and stout
is that everybody pets and feeds them.
Christianity is a thing not to be put
on or off at pleasure, ft is part of the
life of the man—the development of a
new life—and this it takes time te do;
It Is growth.
When a man speaks the truth you
may count pretty surely that he pos
sesses most other virtues. And If he Is
found to be untruthful most other vices
are near at hand.
One contented with what he has done
stands but a small chance of becoming
famous for what be will do. He baa
lain down to die. The gra9S Is already
growing over him.
What unthankfulness It is to forget
our consolations, and to look only upon
matter of grievance; to think so much
upon two or three crosses as to forget a
hundred blessings.
Never be too presumptuous. Ponder
over this observation; the reason so
many people upset and sink la the
stream of life, is because they put up
more sail than they can carry.
As holiness if not so much an attri
bute of God as the glory of all the Di
vine perfections, so love must be, not
one element in a minister of Chrislt, but
the very soul and life of his work.
As every thread of gold is valuable,
so is every minute of time; and as it
would be a great folly to shoe horses
(as the Roman Emperor Nero did) with
gold, so it is to spend time in trifles.
Help and give willingly, when you
have anything, and think not the more
of yourself; and if you have nothing,
keep the cup of cold water always at
hand, and think not less of yourself.
I sleep most sweetly when I have
traveled in the cold; frost and snow
are friends to the seed, though they are
enemies to the flower. Adversity is in
deed ci ntrary to glory, but it befriend
eth grace.
We are always doing each other in
justice, and thinking better or worse of
each other than we deserve, because
we only hear and see separate words
and actions. We do not see each oth
er's whole nature.
Charity thinketh not evil,.but sec
tional prejudice Is ready to believe any
evil accusation against its objects.
Good men should never repeat, much
less indorse, an evil report, until they
know it to he well-founded.
Trials are moral ballast that often
prevents our oapsizing. When we have
nmch to carry, Heaven rarely fails to tit
the back to the burden; when we have
nothing to bear we can seldom hear our
selves. The burdened vessel may be
slow in reaching the destined port, hut
the vessel without ballest is in immi
nent danger of not reaching it at ailt
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