North Carolina Newspapers

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CAIiVI-N H. AVII.EY, ,
WILLIAM, D. iCOOKE,
EDITORS.
VOL I.
V. ' , ; '""" :. For the .Weekly Port.
ORIGINAL
SKETCHES:: Of NORTH CAROLINA.
No. 1, NEW-BERNE.
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" Melius eet petere fontes quam scntire rivuloe.
Baku;n De Grapfenriedt, the; founder of New
Berne , , was born" in Berne, a city of Switzerland,
whene name of New-Benie ;Tand we pray
. vou whenever vou have occasion t vrite thd name
of this goodly village, to-stick to its nomenclature,
fur' 'lit if a fair chip of the old block and as we
.hall seekih the sequl it bespeaks its origin when
written in. bold relief New-Berne, ho, lend us
ybuij arm, - gentle reader, and let us accompany
Alexandre Dumas to the city of Berne, in Switzer
land, and visit our progenitors, anil read our his
tory and origin in the eves of theouiet inhabitants
of that goodly city. 1
daf,aifd ourfellow tray
of : Bernd with the com
It is a warm but pleasant
roller enters the ancient city
teqd?ak";frdin AjoU as we journey on. "Borne the
stately' Berne tlie sad, Berne the aged,; keeraed to-
- day. to have arrayed hereself in .festal robes and
jewels. She had strewn her women ih her streets
as a belle scatters roses over her ball dress. Her
pombrc and vaulted arcades jutting over" the ground
, floor of her vhouses, were animated by the crowd
that passed gaily along, relieving with its gay c-
flors, "the deini-tint of . gray, stone ; and 'here ami
there, Rendering still more apparent, the liveliness
of the stately shades that intersected each other
, I till VUlllUiaWUl) illliO. i illVll ni
in every direction; were groups of young1 men, with
slnall leather' tcaps, flowing hair, collars turned
back, and blue surtouts" plaited on the hips. Ger-'
man. student were these, who, at a short distance
- o. you might have' imagined belonged to1 the uni-!
. versity. ot iieipsic or J ena. 1 hey stood attout, talk
ing with; immoveable countenances; or walked so
berly along, two by two, with pipes in their mouths,
and M ean'jigvtoJbacco" pouches ornamented with, a
federal 'cross. At seeing all this we cried bravo !
from the1 windows, and clapped our haus, as we
might have done at the theatre, when the rising
fjr'' tif.f iviiroi " . ftlwirxWy evxivvtatL c '
' the Iighting our cigars in token of brotherhood
we-sallied fonh. and accosted two of these young
men by enquiring the wat to. the Cathedral.' In
st end of pointing out th direction with the finger,
as a busy -Parisian would' have nlone, ,one of them
replied in French, broadly accentuated with Teutonic
4: this way gentlemen," and setoff in front of its,
to guide us to the place. After proceeding about a
, hundred step.-, he stopped before one of those- coin-.
, plicated clocks, to the decoration of which, a me
chanic of the fifteenth century i would sofnetinies
consecrate his -whole life. Our- guide smiled, and1
said: "it you rwill wait a moment, you will hear
the clock strike.' As he spoke, a cock that sur
mounted the little ;(steeple, flapped his wings, and
-. crowed three times. Immediately, figures of the
. , four Evangelists, issued onejby one, from a niche, and
each struck, a bell with' the hammer he held in his
hand!, . Finhljvwhile the hoiir was striding, and
- ftiniuluirieously ith the sound of the first stroke,
a small -door W&ea'th the dial opened and a strange
1 procession "began to appear, moving-in a" semicircle
around the base of the monument, retiring by an
.-opposite door, -that closed on ' them, just as the
miking ot the hour terminated." Yv e had alreadv
" leen much struck -bv the veneration which the
j ,lernese seemed to evince tor Bears. W hue enter-
ing the eity the previous evening, by the gateFri-j-bourg,
we observed "that the portal was guarded by
tlje celossal statues of two of these animals. Durf
ing the short walk we hall taken this morning, we
assed Ibii our.Jeft, a foitaitain, surmounted by
j ,Beart arrayed in tjie annoiir of a knight, holding a
banner in, his paw-; and . at. hU feet a eubj Jiabited
. . Jike a page, standing on its hind feet, and eating a
imncn oi .grapes.- v; iia.l also seen on the sen!)
. tured pediment of a jjionument, in the Place des
CJ renters, two bears supporting the -sliield of the
town, like two unjeorns '.upholding a feudal blazon
moreover one of them was pouring from a cornu
ciiia,"the'treasures of commerce, amid a group o
inaidens ; "wliile. the other was graciously extend
ing a paw, in token. of alliance, to a warrior dress
ed like a Roman ofthe thhe pi Louis XV. And
now we hid jus,t seen a procesiion of 'bears, spine,
playing on" all kiiids of . lnusical mstrtiments,, and
others gravely marching-to-the music, witn cara
bines at a slioulder, emerge from, and enter the
Ixywela of a clock ! Iteming the cause sutlicient,
we here gave vent to an' irresistible burst of laugh
ter. ' Our guides, accustomed to the sight, laughed
to v us laugh, and far from being- offended, seem-i
el .lQlighted with our good spirits. "We enquired
1 1 yythpe an i nral s-sw-not 1 itlicrto regarded as models
ot 'grace -or pbliteness were variously multiplied
interne and. whether the citizens had .any motive
' W idiniring tliem beyond thfi quality of their
i'Mr4iud their meat ? They answered that Bears
yre, the patrons of Berne. I then 1 recollected
tluitahete was a St, Ours 'in the Swiss calendar ;
bUei 't"alwais surP him to belong to the
Pcies, al though his -name, might warrant a
. . i vceut on'dusion.f and'I suggested Wour guide,
o 11 ,wa) that fit. Our was the patron of
m!s 1 ttlan not of 'Hereplied that owing to
lie had cXiuSS French -lgn
nr r.f tl,-. xtht'PFforis instead of the soon-
wrne. 5 He pro Jf ?
place. .TheW:th ?,? T
1191, by Hortliold VD
it was built, surrounded by fJrrfn-i T
. , i j i US, and enclosed by
gates, he bu ted himselt to; find a name fork with
ulc WUu uu ) a, a mother sks a name for
. Her nrsr-lDorn. As. hnwpvor ha n-... ,
. - - - --vr " wiaine.to decide
this important matter without assistance, he invited
aH the nobility of the environs to a grand dinner, at
which the question was gravely discussed. The feast
lasted three days but at the Wpiration of the time
' nothing had been concluded on- One of the guests
bestowed upon, tte-city. The proposal was appro
yed, and at break of day the w'hole' company eet
.iMTwara y tiib xpeOiticHi. After as Eour's oksm,
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DEVOTED
urouosea. rnar. rvn th -morrow timv ch. n .ii
navq a grand hunt in the neighboring mountains enthusias
iue name Ot thP hrst -mima iJain ahrvnlH l,n I 1,..
"A- SOUTHERN
1 ALL TEE I
a shout of victory was heard ; the huntsmen rushed
to 'the spot, and learned that one of the Duke's ar
chers had brought down a stag. Berthold was:
much disappointed that the skill ?of his servitor1
should have been wasted on so ignoble a beast ;
'and ' vowed that he would jievej give to his good'
and welf tjfied town, the name8 of an animal
noted for its cowardice. . ine ehase was therefore
renewed, and toward nightthe hunters encounter
ed a Bear. ( lie thanked heaven it was a creature
that could not compromise the honor of man or
city ; he was , therefore destroyed without mercv,!
and the new capital was baptized in his blood. Toi
this day a stone erected about a, quarter of a league;
froni Berne, confirms the authority of this tradition.'!.'
by the following Inscription in old German " Erst
Bair, Hier Fam'tliat is,r" Here the first Bear was i
taken." ' . . . -
. In th year 1708 six thousand Palatines who
had been persecuted by their prince, mainly on ac-i
count of their adherence to Protestantism, and
whose cbnnfry had been plundered by a Frenenj
army which had crossed the Rhine for that purpose,',
fledfrom'the continent, and sought refuge and pro
tection in England, under Queen Ann. Louis
Mitchell had been previously employed by the
Canton of Berne, in Switzerland, to select' a loca
tion or tract of land in this country, to which they;,
might send '.a colony ; he directed his researches)
mainly to the country which now cohstitureMiej
present State of Pennsylvania, and as hiany of the!
German descendants who original ly's'ettled the town
of New -Berne, subsequently removed to that State,!
there can be but-'ittle doubt, that there may be
found among he Germans therq, some most inter-!
esting relics and reminiscences of the early settle
ment of this, section of the State. It was detormin-'i
d to send, the I'alatine refugees to AmeriLa, as
their necessities compelled them to live ih tentsi
Hit far from lw city of London.. The Lords' Pro
pretors of Carolina, therefore, agreed with Ohristo--phr
de Graffenriedt and Louis Mitchell, that ten'
thousand acres of land should be allotted to them,!
in a body, between the Neuse and Cape Fear ri-;
vers and Mitchell and De Graffenriedt agreed to
bnngover six hundred and fifty persons; or one
hundrd families of theifi, for a stipulated sum, and!
settle licm in tl vioy invc of Carolina. ; Itr the'
rrionth -December A. D., 1709, they arrived,;
and lanled . at tlie confluence of Neuse and Trent j1
nvers, there is a reminiscence, but a taint one, of;
this menorable event. Ihese persecuted, but hardy
adventuers, are said to. have first put their feet
upon rAnerican soil, near the spot; where the store
of Mr. Jhn Brissington, lately stood on Craven st.
A small branch ran through the lots, now the pro1
perty ofthe Merchants Bank of New Berne, and
Mr. Jams' luggs, and entered the Trent river, near
the spot designated above, and at its mouth was
the lamiiy then used by the little colony ; between I
this brach and a cypress gut or pond which made :
up into he land at the foot of Broad street, cover- j
ing thejb'ts to the south, rose a bluff of ground, ;
which tus then wejl known as the famous Council
Bluff 0 the Indians : and to a citizen of New- '
-Berne, ho fee,bj a just pride in the early history ;
oi wj vvii, uie . comeiupiauon oi me. rum anu ;
des,trujHbn by tlie late fire of the magnificent Live
Oak Tp, which crowned the summit of this bluff,
and beath whose umbrageous foliage, many a
grave ail fearfuLcouncil was held by the Indians,
must brig with it, feelings of disconsolate sadness.
It was ;: ancient times the great landmark of the
colony ;this tree was planted too by the Indians,
and thej it stood in lone and silent majesty, the
great reiiniscent link between the past and present
ages. , 3it could have been permitted to have told
its tale u bygone days, how eloquently interesting
would i have been ; nay, if! it could have been
spared e ravages of fire, it jwould have b.een the
only li monument of early times. There is biut
one rel of this kind to be found, throughout the
length !id. breadth of the whole'town, and that is
a lone jress, which has sprung from the root of
its anceors, near the foot of 'Broad street. AVe
utter fo it the prayer "Woodman spare that
cypress e." Upon this eligible site, at the junc
tion of fe Neuse and "Trent rivers, -De Graffenriedt
and MiteLI landed tlie Palatines, six hundred and
fifty in imber, and founded our town, whieh ih
honor dhe ancient city of Berne, his birth-place, '
he callaiNew-Perne, .. The ihhabitents of the an
cient citof Europe,, were ealled Old Bears, whilst
the gool- citizens of its newborn American daugh
ter, wl designated 'as the iVra or Young.
Cubs. We. rather opine it will sound strangely in
the " ei polite" bf the polished inhabitants of this
modernithens, to find out that their designath
civis, is Young Cubs," and tot modern' Athen
ians. . 5ius est petere fontes. Well, Bears are
not sucJbad and" uncouth animals, as oue would
supposence we have found out that they too, are
our sponrs ; like Duke Berthold, we begin to have
an aflecfi for them. We. don't mean one of your
rough silish lirice's creek, ,ok " iossum Neck"
bears, ba tame good natured bear, such as the
Bern esej.d a liking for. . ;
And ire is your young cub, too, Mr. Editor,
" The Miberhian." Pray, where did you get that
name! J-ou have any subscribers in Berne in
Switzerld, they will not laugh at your name, but
as they id it they will smoke and whiff .and puff
with reiibled energy and gravity.. It is all wrong,
we d(t speak ex cathredu, or as one accus
tomed tirogance or authority ; but f we divine
your ming in the adoption ofthe name, it
should It? been the New-Bernese. The old bears
willYall you so, and if it ever falls to your hap
py lot, t fix your eyes upon the fair, form and
countene of a lovely Bernese, she will hiake y.ou
feel thai is so. '' Why should , we not have a
Bear mtsment as they, have in the city of our
sires. J to tinnk ot a couossai muumueui at
the foot cCraven street, where, the Palatines land
ed; arid, Commemoration , of that great event, of
a huge Br' rampant, sucking one of his paws.
The lantg of the Pilgrims on Plymouth rock,
wasnot 'lnore important event, or fraught with
imore mointoiis consequences, .than tnat. oi the .
us. They with becoming spirit and
annually celebrate this event. We
forfcen it. and adopt the maxim, let posteri-.
ty take of themselves. It, perhaps, may not
be uninteting jto record, in this, place, a list of
th ftauf Haains 9f the Pakitiu, t tk
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FAMILY MWSPAPEE--MUTRAL
mm IF MOM CMIM, HTMATM
RALEIGH, NORTH CARGLm,
Jatest accounts we have of their residence here.
There are many families now living in this section
of the country, who are descendants of 'the Pala
tines, but whosf" names have undergone a radical
change from a corruption of pronunciation and
an ignorance in spelling he same. We, however,
annex tlie list, in which bur readers will recognize
many familiar names fi Pheneger, Eslar, Grum,
Ender, Pugar, Sneider, Ilenege, Garter, Buset, Moor,
Eiback, Morris, Remer, Market, Kinsey, Kehler,
Wallis, Genest, Miller, Risheed, Walker, Tetchy,
Huber, .Wolf, Pillman Shelfor, Gesibel, Grenarde,
Rennonver, Hubbach, Baver, Ormand, Lots, Sim
mons", Riser, and Reyert. If our readers will only
observe the German pronunciation, they will easily
perceive, that Eslar" is the modern name of Isler,
Eiback pronounced ;n the German Ibot, is the
modern name Ipok, and the names ofjMorris,
Market, Kinsey, Willis, Tetchy, (TeachyVof Du
plin)' Grenarde, Simmons, &c., will all upoi investi
gation be found to be of German descent. I
The Palatines amidst all the adversities jattend-
ing a settlement in the new world, were treated
most shamefully by De Graffenriedt. Thar lands
'tees, the principal dne'of whom was De fraften- j
were taken up in this country in the nameot trus
riedt himself, and he without assigning ay cause !
therefor, mortgaged the same", including tie site of I
the village of New-Berne, to Thomas Polok, for j
eight hundred pounds; sterling; and left tlis conn- j
try and returned to Switzerland, withoui giving '
then? any titles to their lands.' These lands descend- I
ed to the heirs at law ot lhomas rollot, and em- j
braced some of the most valuable tracts jpo?i the "!
Neuse and Trent rivers, in the counties f Jones, j
and Craven. It is however, but iustiee'toMr. Pol- i
lok, to sayj that he addressed, a letter t' liit
fenriedt, bearing date the 16th day of Jfcbruary,
A. D. 1716, in which he offered to recojvey the
lands to him ' amounting to fifteen thous4d acres,
upon rejayment ot the money, tor wncn tney
were mortgaged
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Seven years after thutransac-
tion, m : '-in the ninth year ot the reiB ot his j
Majestv George the First, and on the 2ty day of
November, A." D. 1723, (old stile) :an act was
passed, formally., incorporating the town of New-
heme, as it had been previously laid oit y De
Graffenriedt, upon the lands which he mwtgage&f
to Col. Thomas Tollok. The preamble anl enact
ingelau'seof this ancient, act ofthe Gental. As
sembly may not be uninteresting, and as i serves
tq elucidate this part ot the early historv & New-
Berne, it perhaps may prove acceptable to our
readers to insert it her(! "Whereas a certan plot
of ground, being a 'part of a tract of land lying
in the fork of Neuse river " (the act does not men
tion the Trent river)' " late belonging to the Hn.
Col. Thomas Pollok, deceased, but now the prop
erty of Mr. Cullen Pollok, was formerly laid cut
into a township by the name of Newberne, wth
proper allotments ion a Church, Court house, Mir-
ket place, (this latter place wasfhot in the midlle
ot the street)
"as by a plot or Irauht upon :he
i Clerk's office of Craven precuct,
record, in the
will more, plainly appear : therefore, for the ad
vancement of said town, Be it enacted by his Ex
cellency the Palatine, ' and the rest of -the true snd
absolute "Lords Proprietors of the Province of Car
olina, by, and with the advice and consent' of ;he
rest of Ihe members of the General Assembly ,
now met at Edenton, for the JSTdrth-east part of
said Province, and it is hereby enacted by th) au
thority ofthe same, tJiat the said land as it al
ready laid out by the; said draught, together Ivith
as much other land lying contiguous anil mosticon
venient to the said town, to complete a towrthiD.
as shall make the whole two hundred and fifty j
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acres, reserving to the owners thereot the property
of such Iot.s as are sold already by William Han
cock, attorney of said Col. "Thomas Pollok. is
hereby and henceforward invested in Mr. Cillen
Pollok, Mr. William Hancock, Jr. and Richard
Graves or any of them, for the ike aforesaid, de
clared, confirmed, and incorporated into a tvn-
S1."P ' by the namp qf Newbeme, .with all the,;.
privileges which ever have belonged to said town,
or shalMiereafter 'be expressed, forever." Ths act
further declares, that if the owner of any oi the;
said lots shall die, without leaving heirs or depos
ing of the same by will, that the said jots shall
revert to Cullen Pollok, and his heirs and as
signs. This right of escheat or reversion, we be
lieve, has .been sold by the heirs of Mr. Pollok,
and is now vested in the descendants of a latt cit
izen of New-Berne. ; '
Would it not be a most valuable acquisitidn to
the archives of New-Berne, if our corpontion
could obtain a copy of the ' grant by the lords
Proprietors, to the Palatines, for I the site of yew
Berne, which we believe bears date in April, 1709,
about eight months before the landing ot the Pal
atines, together with a copy' of the mortgage deed,
of De Graffenriedt, to Thomas Pollok, for said
lands, and have the' same printed with a net and
accurate revisal of the laws and ordinances relating
to the town ? The latter is much needed, ani the
former would be a valuable and interesting addition
to it. We have now .traced the history of New
Berne,, from its early settlement to its legal iicor
poration as a town. 1 B. '
"Every word spoken from affection, leaves an ever
lasting impression in the mind ; and every thdught
spoken from affection, becomes a living cresture ;
and the same also if not spokqn, if so be that it be"
fully assented unto by the mind.
If in the truth there is a good, or a, good tnd is
in view, or can be attained by it, it is whoksome
food to the man, and his life ; provided he believes
it to true from the heart. j
Misfortunes are moral bitter3, which frequently
restore th- healthy tone of the mUd, after jit has
been cloyed aud sickened by the. sweet of prosperity i
He that goes to the tvern first for the love of
company, will at test go. there for the love of Equor,
Remember that, young man. ; '
Evil spirits exist, and dwell in evil men. They
desire in them, urge to action, and both plot and
contrive all the means to the commission of evil.
Why are military officers all literary ? Because
thy ftr w fftd of rtvieutl .
. IWS, llCiTII,
SATURDAY DECEMBEE
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LESSONS IN LIFE.
"MY FORTUNE 'S MADE." .
My young friend, Cora Lee, was a gay,, dashing
girl, fond .of dress, and looking always as if, to use
a common saying, just out of a band-box. Cora
was a belle, of course, and had many admirers.
Among tlie nutnber of these, was a young man
named Edward Douglass, who was the very "pink"
of neatness, in all matters pertaining to dress, and
exceedingly particular in his observance of the little
proprieties of life.
I saw, from the first, that if Douglass pressed his
suit, Cora's' heart would be an easy conquest ; " and
so it proved. ' .
"How admirably they are fitted for each other," I
remarked to my husband, on the night of the wed
ding. " Their tastes are similar, and their habits so
much alike, that no violerfce will be done to the
feelings of either, ih the more intimate associations
that marriage brings. Both are neat in person and
orderly by instinct ; and have good principles."
" From all present appearance, the match will be
a good one, replied mv husband, lucre was. 1
thought, something like reservation in his tone
" Do you really think so?" I said, a little iromcal-
ly ; for Mr. Smith's approval of the marriage was
hardly warm enough to suit my fancy.
' " Oh, certainly ! Why not?" he replied.
: I felt a httle fretted at my husband's mode of
speaking ; but made no further remark on the sub-
ject lie i$ never very enthusiastic nor sanguine;
and did riot mean, in this instance, to doubt the
fitness ofthe parties for happiness in the marriage
state, as I half imagined. For myself, I warmly
approved my friend's, choice, and called her hus-'
band a lucky' man to secure for his companion
through life, a woman so admirably fitted to make
one like him happy,' But a visit which I paid to
Cora, one dav, about six weeks after the honevmoon
(-
had expired, lessened my enthusiasm on the, sub-
ject, and awoke some unpleasant doubts. It hap-
pened that I called soon after breakfast. Cora met
me in the parlor, looking like a very fright. She
wore a soiled and rumpled morning wrapper ;. her
hair was in paper ; and she had on dirty stockings,
and a pair of" okf slippers down fit the. heels.
' Bless me, Cora !" said I. " What is the mat
ter ? -Have you been sick ?" . '.
" No. Why'lo you ask I Is my dishabille rather
on the extreme 2"
" Candidly, I think it is, Cora," was my frank
answer. , '
"Oh, well! No matter," she carelessly replied,
"my fortune's made," . "
, " I don't" clearly understand you," said I.
" I'm married, Vou know, j
" Ys ; I, am aware of that fact."
" No heed of being so particular in dress now."
" Why not 1"
" Didn't I just - say?" replied Cora. "My for
tune's' made. Ive got a husband."
Beneath an air of jesting, was apparent the real
earnestness of my friend.
" You dressed witli a Careful regard to taf te and
neatness in order to win Edward's love ?" said 1.
" Certainly I did." ' ;
" And should you not do the same in order io
retain it 2"
' " Why, Mrs, Smith ! Do you think my husfeuiV
affection goes no deeper than my dress 1 sLva:d
be very, sorry indeevl to think that. He loves' mo
for myself." .. '
"No "doubt of that in the world, Cora. But re
member, .that he cannot see what is in your mind
except by what you do or say. If he admires your
taste, tor instance, it is not trom any abstract ap
preciation of it, but because the taste manifests it
self in what you do. And, depend upon it, he will,
find it a very hard matter to approve and admire
your correct taste in dress, for instance,, when you .
appear before him, day 'after day, in your present
unattractive attire. If you do not dress well for
your husband's eyes, for whose eyes, pray, do you
Jl-ess i i ou are as neat when abroad, tis you were
before your marriage."
" As to that, Irs. Smith, common decency re
quires me to dress well when I go' upon the street,
or in company"; to say nothing of the pride one
naturally feels in looking well." , .
" And does nbt common decency and natur
al pride argue as strongly in favor of your dressing
well at home, and tor the eyes of your husband,
whose approval and whose admiration must be
dearer to you than the approval and admiration of
the whole world r
"But he doesn't want to see me rigged out in
silks and satins all the time. A pretty bill my
dress maker would have against him in that event.
Edward has more sense than that, I flatter myself,"
" Street or ball-room ftttire is one thing, CoL
and becoming home apparel another. We looiSJf
for bdth in their place." .
Thus: I argued with the thoughtless young wife,
but my words made no impression. When abroad,
she'dressed with Requisite taste, and was lovely to
look upon ; but at home she was careless and slov
enly, arid made it almost impossible for those who -saw
he,r to realize that she was the brilliant beauty
they had met in company but a short time before.
But even this did not last long. I noticed, after a
few months, that' the habits of home were confirm
ing themselves, and becoming apparent abroad.
Her fortune was made,' and why should she now
waste time, or employ her thoughts about matters
of personal appearance ? '
The. habits of Mr. Douglass, on the contrary, did
not change. He was as orderly as before ; and
dressed with the same regard to neatness, i He
never appeared at the breakfast table in the morn
ing without being shaved ; nor did he lounge about
in the evening in his shirt sleeves. The slovenly
habits into' which Cora had fallen, annoyed him
seriously ; and still more so, when her carelessness
about her appearance began to manifest itself abroad
as well as at home. When he hinted anything on
the. subject, she did hot hesitate to reply,, in a jt
. ing manner,, that her fortune was made, and she
i need not trouble herself any longer about how she
looked.
Douglass did riot feel very much complimented ;
but asJie had hisj share bf good sense, he saw that
to. assume a cold aud offended manner would do.-no
IN POLITICS.
iBLTB, Tl UMTS,
27, 1851.
" If your fortune is madefc so is mine,' he replied,
on one occasion, nuite coolly, and mdmerentlv.
jSext morning he made his appearance at the
breakfast taible with a beard of twenty-four hours'
growth. ,
- " 1 ou haven't shaved this morning, dear," said
Cora, to whose eyes the dirty -looking face of her
husband was particularly unpleasant.
" No," he replied, carelessly. "It's a serious
trouble to shave every day.''
"But you look so muck better with a cleanly
shaved face."
" Looks are nothing ease and comfort every
thing," said Douglass.
"But common decency, Edward"
" I see nothing indecent in a long beaid," replied
the husband. , j
Still Cora argued, but in vain. Her husband
went off to his business vith his unshaven face.
"1 don't know whetLer to shave or not," said
Douglass, next morning, running over his rough
face, upon which was a beard of forty-eight hours'
growth. His wife had hastily thrown-on a wrap
per, and, with slip shod feet, and head like a.mop,
was lounging in a large rocking-chair awaiting the
breakfast bell. ' .'. .
" For mercy's sake, Edward, don't go any longer
with that shockingly dirty face," spoke up Cora.
" If you knew how dreadfully you looked."
" Looks lare nothing," replied Edward, stroking
his beard. , '
" Why, what's come over -you all at once ?"
" Nothing only it's such a trouble to shave every
day." ; .
f?4 But you didn't shave yesterday."
"I kuow; I am just as well off to-day, as if I
had. So much saved, at any rate." ,
But Cora urged the matter, andpier husband
finally yielded, and mowed down, the luxuriant
growth of beard.
" How njuch better you do look !" said the
young wife. "Now don't go another day without
shaving."
44 liut why should I take so much trouble about
mere looks ? - I'm just as good with a long beard
as with a short one. It's a great deal of trouble to
shave every dav. You can love me just as well ;
and why need I care about what others say or
think r
On the following morning Douglass appeared
not only with a long beard, but with a bosom
and collar that were loth soiled and rumpled.
" Why, Edward ! How you do look !" said Cora.
44 You've neither shaved nor put on a clean shirt."
. Edward stroked his face, and run his fingers
along the edge ot his collar, remarking, mditierent
iy, as he did so : ' '
44 It's no matter. I look well enough. - This
being so very particluar in dress, is waste of time;
aud I'm getting tired of it."
And. in this trim Douglass went off to his busi
ness, much to the annoyance of his wife, who could
not bear to see her husband looking so slovenly.
Gradually the declension from neatness went on.
until Edward was quite a -match for his wife, and
yet si tango to say, Cora had not taken the hint,
brood as it was. In her' own person she, was as
untidy as cief.
About s'x months afl-er their marriage, we invit
e'd a f .v friends to -pend a social evening with us,
Cora and her husband among the number. Cora
"-!e nl.'s e, iqiiite early, and said that her husband
very much engaged, and could not come until
after tea. My young friend had not taken much
pains with her attire. Indeed, her appearance
mortified me, as it-contrasted so decidedly with
that of tlie other ladies who were present; and I
could not help suggesting to her that she was
wrong in being so indifferent about her dress. But
she laughingly replied to me
44 You know my fortune's made new, Mrs. Smith.
I can afford to be negligent in these matters. It's
a great waste of time to dress so much."
I tried to argue against this, but could make no
impression upon her.
About an hour after tea, and while we were all
engaged in pleasant conversation, . the door of the
parlor opened, and in walked Mr. Douglass. At
first glance I thought I must be' mistaken. But
no, it was Edward himself. But what a figure he
did cut ! His uncombed hair was standing up, in
stiff spikes, a hundred different directions ; his face
could not have felt the touch of a razor for two or
three days ; and he was guiltless of clean linen for
at least the-isame length of time. His .vest was
soiled ; his boots unblacked ; and there was an un
mistakable hole in one of his elbows.
44 Why, Edward I" exclaimed his wifev with a
look of mortification- aud distress, -as her husband
came across the room, with a face in which no con
sciousness of the figure he cut could be detected.
"Why, my dear fellow I What is the matter!"
said my husoand, frankly ; for he perceived that
the ladies were beginning to titter, and that the
gentlemen were looking at eachVother, and trying to J
repress their insible tendencies ; land therefore deem
ed. it best toi throw off all reserve on the subject.
44 The matter I Nothing's the matter, I believe.
Why do you ask ?" Douglass looked grave.
" Well mav he ask, what's the matter ?" broke
in Cora, energetically. " How coukl you come here
in such a plight!" r
" In such a plight ?" And Edward looked down
at himself felt Ids beard, and run has fingers throagh
his hair. " What's the matter? Is any. thing
wrong f '
. 44 You look as if you'd just waked up from a n?p
ot a week with your clothes- a, and come on with
out washing your face ot coaching your hair," said
my husband;
" Oh !" And Edward" eounteriance brightened a
little. Ihen he said with much gravity ot manner,
" I've .been extremely hurried of late ; and only
left my store a few minntes ago. I hardly thought
it worth while to cd' home to dress. 1 knew
we were all friends here, besides, as my fortune i
nutde" and he glanced with a look not to be mis
taken, towards his wife I don't feel called upon
to give as much attention to mere dress as former
ly. Before I was married, it was necessary to be
particular in these matters, but now it's of no con
sequence." ,
I turned toward Cora. Her face was like crim-
i son. In a few moments sne arose ana went oujep-
foo tin; iruwfli I iAkfwtjrl bM aad Edward
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came lifter us, pretty soon. ,He found his fife in
tears, and sobbing almost hysterically.
44 I've got a carriage at theioor," he said jto me,
aside, half laughing, half serious, 44 So help her on
with her things, and we'll retire in disorder.'! -44
But it's too bad in you, Mr. Douglass," replied I.
" Forgive me for making your house' th4 scene
of this lesson to Cora,-" he w hispered. 44 It pad to
be given, and I thought I could venture to tres
pass upon your forbearance." . !
44 I'll think about that," said I,, in return, j
In a, few minutes Cora and her husband Retired,
and in spite of good breeding, and everything else,
we all had a hearty laugh overtlie ihatter, tm my
return to the parlor, where I explained the kiriou
little scene that had just occurred. i L- "'
How Cora and her husband - settled ther! affair
between themselves, I never inquired. Biti one
thing is certain, ! never saw her in a slovenlj dress
aft erwards, at-home or abroad. She was cured.
MISCELLANEOUS
A Timely Paragraph. The following beautiful
passage, by Washington Irving, in the 'lllome
Book of the Picturesque," might almost rhake a
November day cheerful : j
And here let me say a word m favor of thoso i'
vicissitudes of our climate which are too often made j
the subject of exclusive repining. If they anhoy us 4
occasionally by changes from hot to cold, frjm wet
to dry, they give us one of the, most beautiful cli- -
mates in the world. They give us the brilliant sun
shines ofthe South of Europe with the fresh vf rdure
of the N orth. Ihey float our Summer skitjs with
clouds of gorgeous tints or fleecy whiteness, an3 i
send down cooling showers to refresh the jwnting j
earth 'and keep it green. Our seasons are all pW- r
ical ; the phenomena of our Heavens are full of j
sublimity and beauty. f
Winter with us has none, of its proverbial gloom, j
It may have its howling winds, and chilling frosts, 1
and whirling snow-storm ; but it has also its long
intervals of cloudless sunshine when tlie snow-clad ;
earth gives redoubled brightness to the day when ;
at night the stars beam with intensest lustre;orthe
moon floods the whole landscape with heif rajost ;
limpid radiance; and then the joyous outbreak of
our Spring, bursting, at once into leaf and blossom,
redundant with vegetation, and vociferous with life !
and the splendors of our Summer -its morning
voluptuousness and evening glory -its airy palaces
of sun-gilt clouds piled up in a deep azure skj ; and
its gusts -of tempest of almost' tropical 'grandeur,
when the forked lightuing ahd the bellowing fhuhd
er volley from the battlements of II eayen andf shake
the sultry atmosphere and the sublime melancholy
of our Autumn, magnificent in its decaywithering
down the pomp and pride of a woodland country,
iiut piiiuif.ri.u. i.fif. rniFii irk? i 11 11.1 1 1 ri ... w t.iu iriiiiiim
..x . jj .a-: i .. . i r. Ti.. ii i- . ai : i j
serenity of thi1 sky, surely we must say thatHn our
climate 44 the Heavens declare the glory of God,
and the firmament show eth His handiwork ; day.
unto day uttcreth speech, ' and night untot night
snowetn Knowledge. I ,
r ' ' ' "'
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! Ax Apple-A oman Puzzled. A few days since,. :
ai pleasant-looking, middle,-aged man," with; iron
gray hair, stopped at an apple-woman's stand on .!
Chestnut street,- and buying one of her finest pip-
pins, lie out 1L in no, w lien, iii-ucu uo iiic nuuiaus
astonishment, a five dollar gold piece rolled out from
the core. 44 Why," said he !'4 these are goldeii pip
pins you sell ; shall L have; another at thejsame -price
1" She was so astonished at the occurrence
as to be unable to reply, arid the buyer, taking si-:
lence for consent, cut another, when a goldiytseed,
of still greater value, dropped from it. Recovering
from hor surprise, she refusfrd to sell any m)re to
him, and. forthwith commenced cutting her fpplef'
up on her own account, without finding what she
expected. The purchaser was, aft,er some haggling
about the price, suffered to pay lor another lipple,
and the woman was again 'surprised-by a golden
eagle Wing found w ithin it. A crowd had by this
tnne gathered, who, recognizing Blitz in .thjmr
'ehaser enioved the amazement of the woman, f She
was about to cut another pippin, when Blitzoffer
ed to show her how to accomplish the feat. pend
ing her his own knife, he used a little magic pow
der, arid on cutting the apple, found her labors "re-
vi-otvWl u.-itli a jiimrtprairlp. This BlitZ allowed
her to keep in return for his joke, but cautioned
the woman not to cut up any more apples without
borrowing his knife and some powder. Pkill Led.
A Dramatic IseiDEKT.-4-We recollect an imus
ing incident which . show8 s a single misafphed
word can sometimes turn the most thrilling tragedy
into a broad farce. It was in our schoobboyldayi,
when we belonged to an association of youngsters
whose aspirations prompted them to undertake the
performance of a few dramatic pieces in the!" old
school-ho'use," on stated evenings. ' J
On one occasion we performed a portipn of
"William Tell," after numerous long and painful
rehearsals, in presence of a select audience, compos
ed of the parents of the boys, and a sprinkling of
tlie pretty girls of the village. The piece frould
have gone oflf to the entire satisfaction of all present,
if it had not been tor the ajsura conaoci oi uue vi t
the subordinate' performers" It was in the siring,
arid apples were not to be had in " our district," so
that we had been compelled to substitute a poiaio
m lieu of the pippin which Villiam lell w$s to
sbnot. At bis son's head. Tlie play went on afj well
44as could be expected," until the thrilling moment
when the attendant rushes in and proclaims the j
result of the terrible trial of the unequalled archer's I
skill. The genius who assumed the,character of the
said attendant was a waggish yoath, and he hrew
tlie fiudienee into a fit of inextinguishable laughter .
by rendering the text, in a loud voide, as follows
The Boy is safe 1 Tiz. potalur's hit VBpstcn
Museum. , . ' . . '
The prominent characteristic of the female ttrind
is affection; and that of the male mind is thought :
but disparity does not imply inferiority., The exes
are intended for different spheres of life,, re
created in conformity to their destination by pim
who bid4 the oak brave thefury of the tempest, ,
and the Alpine flower lean cn the bosom of eternal
    

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