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TIH; OHIGINAL STORY OF KO-
M l.'f- ANili mi inn
A1UO AND JULICT.
It is perhaps not generally known that
Shakspeare obtained the material for his
tragedy of Romeo and Juliet from the work
or Girolamadella Corte, a gentleman of
Verona, who wrote a history of his native
city, in the year 1594, in which appears
the following account of the loves and tra
gic death of Komeo and Juliet :
"In the year 1303, Signor Bartomelo
was mayor of the city, under whom occui
red in Verona the catastrophe of two un
fortunate lovers, which had its origin in the
long and bloody enmities that subsisted be
tween two opulent and noble families, the
Montechi and Capelletti, many of whom
were slain on both sides ; and notwithstan
ding that Signor Alberto had given himself
much trouble to bring about a reconcilia
tion, he never could eiTect it, so inveterate
was their mutual animosity. Signor Barto
lemo nevertheless had so quelled it, as to
put and end of the duels and quarrels which
took place in the street ; the young men
gave way, and saluted the old of either par
ty, whom they might chance to meet, who
also returned the saluation. It being the
carnival, and the balls and masquerades
having begun, M. Antonio Capelletto, being
at the head of his faction, gave a splendid
entertainment, at which were present many
ladies and gentlemen; among them was
Romeo Montecchio, the handsomest and
best mannered gentleman then in Verona ;
he was between twenty and twenty-one
years of age, and came there with some
other young men in masks. After remain
ing some time with the mask on his face,
he took it off, and seated himself in a cor
ner, whence he saw the entertainment,
and could be easily seen himself by all
All the company wondered why
he should thus set himself apart from the
amusements : since, however, he was a well
bred young gentleman, his enemies did not
put him in mind how he ought to behave ;
which they probably would have done, had
he been older. Stationed as he was there,
the most beautiful young woman beyond
compare present caught his eyes, and he
having caught her's at the same time, they
both felt a mutual and violent attachment.
During the festival, they did nothing but
eye each other tenderly ; the banquet fin-
ished ; and the ball having begun, Romeo
w as asked to dance by a young woman, who
presently left him, after dancing with him
for a short time. He then asked Juliet to
dance, (for so was called the young lady
of whom he was enamored :) she was en-
saged to another partner, but as soon as
she felt the hand of her lover, she said,
blessed be your arrival ! And he pressing
her hand, 'replied, what blessing is this
which vou bestow on me, fair lady V She,
smiling answered, 'wonder not gentleman,
that I bless your arrival, foi I have been al-
most frozen by M. Marcurio, and you are
come to warm me with your courteous
manners.' (The youth, whom she had been
dancing with, was so called, and much be
loved by all , but he had bands almost as
cold as ice.) Romeo replied, 'such as I am
fair lady, I am devoted to vou ;' and with
these words the dance ended. Juliet could
only sigh to him in return, and reply, you was willingly agreed to both by the Mon
are my better half!' Romeo, as he left the tecchi and Capelletti. Splendid obsequies
assembly, lounu irom one oi nis menus,
that this young lady was the daughter of
M. Antonio L-apeneiio; wnue sue oiscov-
ed from her nurse that he was Romeo Mon-
tecchio; which, when she heard, she was
verv sad. despairing to win him, on ac-
count of the jealousies which subsisted be-
tween the two lamilies. A lew days auer-
wardsit happened that Romeo, going alonga
certain street, where he often walked for the
sake of seeing Juliet, whose windows cor-
responded with those ol her lover, mat sue
recognized him by a sneeze, or some other
signal which he made, and as it was moon-
. -, i... u- .. tm .
ll'ht, sne was as easily seen uy nun. i urjr
iilterchanged vows of mutual affection ; and
finally determined to marry, happen what Corte. Those who may take the time to coin
might. To bring the consummation of their DaM :t wilh the tragedy of Shakspeare. will
wishes about, they had recourse to Father
Lonardo, of Reggio, belonging to the order
of the Minors of St. r rancis, who, it was
agreed, should advise Romeo respecting the
match. This friar was a master in theolo-
gy, a great philosopher, chemist, aud astro-
loger. He was confessor of Juliet, as well
as of her mother, and often on that account
visited their house ; he was also confessor
to the Montecchio, and to many ol the in-
habitants ol verona. nomeo naving arran-
ged the whole business with the lather, the
and . ------ - ---- -r.- i
for he thought by this means, a reconcina-
tion might be effected between the two a-
milies,and that perhaps he should thereby
ingratiate himself with ignor Barloiomeo,
and all Verona. Lent, and the time ol con-
lession, naving arrivea, .uiin m
t I 1 ..!" m.lh
ner inomer to me iiiurtii ui ot.
in Cittadella, and aeating herself in the con
fessional chair before her mother, and flav
ins renlied to the usual Questions, was mar
ried to Romeo through the grating, who,
with the father, stood on the other side. A
faw dva afterwards, bv meant of an old
woman in the house ol Juliet tney consum-
-. , j,
mated their marriage in a garden be.
longing to Juliet, by night, supporting
themselves with the hope, that Lonardo
would be able to persuade weir respective
lumllis. n k. -otlafiiut with tha match.
Easter being over, while they were hoping
that t Via ftainar utai u fulfil iila nrrmiu it
-w asavsa v a w vum a aaaa m ear 11
nanpenea mat a party oi ine apeuem
naa a lunous encounter witn some oi me
Montecchio, near the gate of Bensari to
wara pastel Mecchio. Among the Capei-
letti was one I ebaldo, a first cousin of Ju-
iters, a gauani young man, who whila He
r . j-j.ii t u
(wiiu, tn m vi uncv, uiu au ue couia
Ck7I whTch w iJT" I
who atabbed hia advmry in tha throat, and'
killed him on thi spot, koimo upon this
flrrl into tanimmeni, ana n wno knows
what disappointed love is may judge how
.... r.r. . J J..
bitter must have been thii expedient. He
retired to Mantua, for the sake of being as
near as possible to his Juliet, of whom he
often received accounts, through the medi
um of Lonardo. Juliet was now compelled
to marry by her father and mother, and
not knowing what part to take, she had re
course to the Father Lonardo for advice,
who, after long consultation, finally agreed
to send her a certain powder, which Iriixed
with wine or any other liquor, would lull
her to sleep so as to make her appear dead ;
that then she should be buried in the sepul
chre belonging to her family, which was
in the church of St. Francis, that he should
take her out of the monument by night,
and that she should escape in disguise to
her Romeo at Mantua whom he would in
form by faithful messengers of their inten
tions. Juliet agreed lo this plan, who for
the sake of her lover would have run a far
greater risk ; and having swallowed the
potion at the prescribed hour, lost gradually
her senses, and finally all motion : so that
imagined dead by all, she was removed for
burial to the cemetery of her family in the
church ofSt. Francis. In the mean time,
Lonardo sent an account of all that had
been done to Romeo; but he having been
previously informed by some one else of
the death of Juliet, came unexpectedly
with one attendant to Verona, and having
reached the gates of the city on the very
evening of the interment of Juliet, did not
receive the message sent him by the Father.
The unhappy lover having reached Verona
and night having set in, without setting his
foot in the city, he went straight to the
church of St. Francis, where he knew that
his beloved Juliet was interred, and having
opened the tomb, which was without the
church, and got within it, began to shed
an abundant and bitter Hood of tears. Hav
ing wept for sonip time over his beloved he
determined to die, and swallowed poison,
which for this purpose he carried with
him; laying himself by her side, he died,
just at the moment that Lonardo reached
the spot, to remove Juliet from the tomb.
Finding the servant stretched on the ground
aiul Romeo dead in the tomb, motionless
and horror-struck, he stood wondering how-
the event had occurned, when Juliet,
whose soporific powder had exhausted its
efficacy, came to herself, and seeing Romeo
dead by her side, and Lonardo and the ser-
vant hanging over htm, she was all aghast
at the spectacle. She presently discovered
from the Father and servant how the catas-
trophe had happened ; was immediately
seized with the strongest grief, and feeling
her spirits extinguished within her, without
uttering a word, fell dead in the lap of her
Romeo. Next morning the calamity was
speedily propogated through the city, and
Sijrnor Bartolomco, with the intent of dis-
covering all the circumstances which led
to the unfortunate event, accompanied by
many gentlemen, went to the church of St.
Francis where a great crowd was collected
attracted by the novelty of the occurrence.
Here he inquired circumstantially, both
from Lonardo and Komeo's servant, into
the details of the case, and afterwards gave
orders that the bodies of these unfortunate
lovers should be honorably buried, which
took place ; ana wun me f onseni oi ooin
parties, the bodies were replaced in the
same monument, wimn was oi tne newn
stone, a little above ground, which I have
often seen close to the well of the oor dis-
ciplesof 5t. rrancis, wjnle the building
was raising to their order. I have conver-
sed on this subject wun Mgnor uoiuiero,
mv uncle, by whom I was shown the scene
of this catastrophe ; he showed me, besides
the above mentioned tomb, a hole in the
wall toward the monastery ol Lapachms,
where, as he said, he hadneard that many
years since this tomb was placed, and that
e j l J i
in ll were iouiiu some tixiieg uuu uoues."
guch ;s tne relation of Girolamodella
no doubt remark how little the poet has
deviated from what we have reason to be
lieve are the circumstances of the true sto
ry. His Escalus Prince of Verona, is evi
dently Si?nor Bartoloir.eo Scali, the Mayor
Marcurio, whom Juliet first danced with,
the poet giving him rather warmer hands
tnan the historian, is his Paris. The name
of Marcuri0 probably suggested, with a
s0.nt aiteration of letters, the Mercutio of
th(, wno acts however, a very diver
pnt rt from Marcurio in the history. It
wen wormy oi rt-inura uiui in ivi in,
Spc j Mercurio, who with Shakspeare, is
th d of RomP0. uSes the words h
scoltaio the identical words which Delia
Corte uge)1 in hi. description of Romeo's
Pncounter with Tvbalt ; a sufficient proof
I . . -T. . -
t(J mmd tnat shakspeare got hold of the
original work of 'Jel la Corte. if we had
not other evidence to make us think so,
Montagne, in Iul.:,.i, is Montecchio; Cap-
ulet, Capuletlo ; t rate Lonardo is the Friar
Lawrence of the poet; and the attendant
of Romeo in the history, is the Balthasar
of the tragedy. .Friar John appears to be
one of the confidential messengers sent by
Lonardo to Romeo, at Mantua. Of the fe-
m ie persons. Lady Montague is only one
not aiiuded to in the history.
Pudiscs roa Uvauds-Briad Puduihgs
Pour a cup of boiling milk on two table
t apoonamu, u m. uumui uou wu wu
i tne yoia oi a Dvaten egg io n, ana oou in i
I basin for a quarter of an hour or twenty rftln
utea. Cinnamon boned in the milk, or
bruised bitter almond, together with lemon
, mty u ployed favorably ingredi
What.t T M. without eor
rupting it, ! at least this uaed that it reg-
euaa ina oay irom uuaneaa, anu ii
naver idle will not often o vicious
GEMS OF POSEY.
From Morris' National Press
A DIROE FOn THE BEAt'Tiri I. '
by p. tiae goopma. r
Lay her to rest ;
Place the turf lightly
On her young breast :
Bend o'er the bed
Where ye have pillowed
Thus early her head.
Plant a young willow
Close by her grave :
Let its long branches
Soothingly wave :
Twine a sweet rose-tree
Over the tomb;
Sprinkle fresh bnda there
Beauty and bloom.
Let a bright fountain
Limpid and clear,
Murmur its music,
Smile through a tear
Scatter iis diamonds
Where the loved lies
Brilliant aud starry,
Like angles' eyes.
Theu shall thd bright birds
On golden wing,
Then shall the solt Lreeie
Bearing rich fragranco
And melody by.
Lay the sod lightly
Over her breast ;
Calm be her slumber.",
Peaceful her rest.
She wus but given,
. A fair bud to earth,
To blossom in heaven.
ARRIVAL OF THE
. STEAMSHIP HlBliRMA.
GREAT RISE IN THE Fl.OIR MARKET.
THE SHIP OCEAy MUSARCHIJCTT.
One Hundred ami rii'ly I'l rn un TrrUhrd.
R'putied Revolution 1.1 Russia aud Poland.
FLIGHT OF THE EMPEROR.
Provisional Government Established.
Boston, Sept. 8.
The steamship Hibernia, Capt. Shannon,
was telegraphed at a qualter past 5 o'clock
this morning, and arrived at her berth at 8
There is a groat riso iu flour. Sales were
.making in Liverpool at 33s. 6d to 35s, being
an advance of 21 to 3s. per barrel on last
The packet ship Ocean Monarch, Capt.
Murdock, sailed from Liverpool 011 the 34th,
bound for Boston, was totally burned in the
English channel soon after leaving port, and
one hundred and fifty persons perished
Iri.h affairs have lost much of tlicir inter-
st, and now began to be regarded w ith in-
lilference, not only by the people but by the
The State Trials havo so far resulted in the
conviction of one only of the chief lenders,
John Martin, the proprietor of the Felon
newspaper, lie has been sentenced to ten
In the case of O'Doherty the second jury
ere unable to agree upon a verdict. He is
still confined, and at the next commission
the trial will be again repeated.
The Government has determined upon is
suing a special commission for the trial of
Smith O'Brien and the oilier enptured leaders
From every part of Ireland, the reports
but poor hopes of saving the great bulk of the
potato crop, add to which, it is even reported
that the grain crops will be below an average
The reports of famine havo attracted tho at
tention of the government, and measures
have been adopted for ascertaining the real
state of the case
Lord John RukucI lias announced in the
House of Commons tluit should ihe fears now-
indulged in by large portions of the populn
tion prove well found, Parliament shall be at
once called together to adopt such- measures
as may appear necessary for relieving the
The Chartists of England and Scotland
have caused some uneasiness in the public
mind for a considerable time past, but Ihe
abortive attempt at revolution made at the
close of the last week has considerably mi
tigated the fear previously indulged, though
the discovery of pikes, pistols loadud ta the
muzzle, daggers and swords,ball cartridges,
powder, tow balls, lucifers, arrows the exis
tence of a conspiracy.
DESTRUCTION OF THE OCEAN MON
TEe fine packet ship Ocean Monarch loft
Liverpool on the 14th ult., with 860 steerage
passengers, in the cabin and 23 in the. sec.
ond cabin. With her ere w she had on board
399 persons. - She had pot proceeded far,
however, before tha utmost consternation
was produceo by and announcement that tha
hip was on fire, and scarcely had the . alarm
been given, when aha waa in a complete
This scene which followed, may be) more
ily coneaivad than described. Tha pas.
angers became frantio with despair, and
numbers at once plunged into tho ocean, to
escape tha mora awful death which appa
rently awaited them. Husbands wero sever
ed from their wives from tbeir husbands, and
children from thuir parents. The captain
finding that all control over the poor creatures
wus gone, and lint lh'; fire was making rapid
progress, ordered bolli anchors to be lowered
in the hope of bringing the vessel hard to
the wind. In tho act of lowering the anchors4 -
many ol the itnlurtmiate passengers were
dragged into the ocean, tho having seated
themselves on th chain cables, and weie
thus launched into eternity.
At tho time ihe firo was discovered tho
vessel was about eight miles to the eastward
of the Great Oims head, and several vessels
were in bIIiI. A signal of distress was at
j one given, whieh was immediately answer
ed by the yacht belonging to Thomas Little
dale, Esq..-which was about six miles dis
tant. Mr. Littlcdttle was himself on board,
and at onco bore down to render what assis
tance wns in his power.
The scene which presented itsslf to Mr.
Liitledale, on neariag tha vessel, was of the
most 3pp.il!ing aud harrowing description.
That gentleman deseiibes it as awful, aud
such as he hopes never to witness again.
The flames were burning with intense fury
from the slern and centre of the vessel. So
great was the heat in these patts. that the
passengers, male and female, men, women
and children, crowded to the fore part of the
vessel. Their piareing, heart-rending shrieks
for aid wns rarriud aeross the blue waters.
In th'.-ir maddened despair, women jumped
overboard wilh their offsprings iu their anna,
and sunk to rise no more, Men followed their
wives in freny, and were lost. Groups of
men, women and children also precipitated
themselves into the water, in the vain hope
of self-persurvation ; but the waters closed
over many of ihcm forever. No pen can de
scribe this awful scene.
There was a Mil' breeze blowing, and had
the yacht ventured alongside it would have
caused tha total destruction of all on board.
A boat was immediately lowered and pro
ceeded to the ship for the purpose of rescu
ing some of tho unfortunate passengers.
The flumes continued to ragn with increas
ed fury, and iu a few minutes more the
maiu-inast shared the same fate.
There yet remained the foremast. As the
fire was making its ways to the forepart of
the vessel, ihe passengers and crew of course
crowded still further forward to the jib-boom.
They elini in clusters, as thick as tho could
pack, even one lying over tho oilier. Al
length tho formust went overboard, smashing
the fastenings of Ihe jib-boom, which, wilh
Is load of human beings dropped into the
water amidst tho most heart-rending screams
both of ihose on board and those who were
falling into the water. Some of the poor crea
tures were enabled again to reach the vessel,
others floated away on xpars, but many met
wilh a watery grave.
l:i about nti lunr nttd a half after the yacht
reached ihe vessel, " the Brazilian steam fri
gate Alphouso came up. She anchored im
mediately to ihe windward, and close to the
burning vessel. She got a rope made fast to
tho Ocean Monarch, and by the use of the
said rope her boats were enabled to go back
wauls and forwards to the burning vessel
with great facility, and by this means a large
number of persons were saved.
The Prince of Wales steamer, which was
on her passage to Banker, came up shortly
afterwards, and with the New World packet
ship, bound for New York, sent bouts to tho
rescue of the passengers, and were the means
of saving a large number.
The Brazilian frigate Alfonzo was out oil a
pleasure excursion. She was commanded by
tho Marquis de L-boa. There was also on
board the Prince do Joinville, his lady and
suite, tin Duko and Duchess Danube, the
Brazilian Minister, tho Chevalier de Lcsboa,
Admiral Grenfelt and daughter, and other
When th Alfonzo discovered the Ocean
Monarch, no time was lost in bearing down
to her, and it was intended to anchor right
under their bow, but the wind changed 6 lit-
tie and prevented this from being accom
plished. Four lxials were,' however, nt onco lower
ed and wero soon followed by Ihe large pad
dle bo.v boat. The Marquis de Lcsboa jump
ed into one, and Admiral Grenfelt into ihe
other, aud bolh were untiring in their exer
tions to snvo the poor people.
The Prince de Joinville was particularly
assiduous in assisting the passenger on board
the frigate. , ,.
Of I hose on board the Ocean Monarch, 32
were savBif y, tho Queen of Ocean 160 by
the Alfonzo, iS by a finishing smack, and
17 by the Prince of Wales, being a total of
225, and leaving 153 to be still accounted for
who are all believed to have perished.
A subscription has been set on fool for Ibe I
relief of the sufferers. Messrs. Baring and
Brothers, the agenU of the ship have aub-
cribed fifty pounds; Measra. Harden i Co ,
fifty pounds ; Messrs. Brown, Shipley St Co.,
twenty pounds. Other parties have given
from one to twenty, pound eac,h. . .
Tha Prinoe de Joinville and others of tha
party left a handaome sum in aid of tha fund.
REPORTED REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA.
Advice from Broalaf of Atikuat I8lh, aaya
tKkt a revolution has broken out aimultane.
oualy atBt. Petersburg and Warsaw. Tra
vellers who have arrived bare from Russian
Poland unanimously confirm this intelligence.
Tha Emperor hae fled to Cronotadu A Pro
visional Government hae bean established at
ft. Petersburg. Farther detail are as yet
not known. The Prussian messenger from
St. Petersburg has arrived .here with the
Vienna mail. The same train lis also con
veyed a Russian courier. He says he will
not vouch for the authenticity of this intelli
gence from our correspondent, who in gener
al may be relied upon, although we confess
there are grounds of disquietude on accoun
of the uncertainty of all news coming from
The Breslau Gazette contains the same in
telligence, but adds that nothing has been
heard of the emeutcs which were reported to
havo brokon out at Warsaw. That the intel
ligence, therefore, appears to bo without
The Lodon Times of tho 25th ult ., doubts
The Vienna papers of the ITili and 13th,
received this morning, stale thai the Cholera
is taging in tho interior of tho Empire, and
that the disease wss exceedingly malignant
al Riga on the 1st where as many as 100 are
carried off daily out of a population of from
40 to 50,000.
It is remarkable thai thi paint if the pa
tients, who have recently died of cholera,
were carried off by the same disecas in 1831
A SINortAR 9I0AT.
A correspondent ot the National Era
says that he translated the following article
from the Magazine Universal, published in
Paris. As the scene of the story is placed
in Washington, it would hot be very diffi
cult to ascertain whether it be fact or fic
tion. 1 am about to recount a story, which like
many others of the same kind, Mr. Thomp
son, a missionary, has lately told in a pub
lic meeting held on the subject of slavery.
A young physician of much merit and
knowledge made a journey from his native
town in one ol the northern states, to a
town in Mississippi. This young man,
whose name was Willis, took lodgings in
a furnished house, The mistress of it, a
young woman about twenty years old, in
spired in him tho most ardent love. Al
though the color of the woman was not the
purest white, the doctor having no preju
dice against the colored race, offered her
his hand, which was accepted. The mar
riage took place almost secretly, and the
happy couple went soon afterwards to es
tablish themselves in Washington, in the
District of Columbia.
They had not been there long, where
they lived peaceably and retired, when one
morning an individual, who had all the
appearance of a gentleman, presented him
self at Dr. Willis's under the pretence of
business. The conversation proceeded,
when the stranger addressed the following
indiscreet questions to the doctor :
"Did vou bring a woman with you from
the South sir ?'
"No sir ; I do not understand you."
"How !" rejoined the stranger, "did not
your wife come with you from Mississip
"I believe she was born in that country,"
said the doctor.
"Well, your wife, as you cull her, is my
slave j and unless you pay me immediately
nine hundred dollars for her purchase, I
will advertise her to-morrow as a runaway
slave. In fact, she is worth a thousand
dollars, at least; but as you have married
her I will abate something."
"Tour slave !" exclaimed the astonished
doctor, "that is impossible."
"Whether you believe me or not," cried
the other, "you must give her up or pay
the money. If, in twenty-four hours, the
money Is not sent to my hotel, I promise
you, iny dear sir, that you will see the
name of Mrs. Willis in the newspaper., as
that of a fugitive slave."
As soon as the man was gone, the doctor
went to his wife, whose good qualities, vir
tues and graces rendered her dear to him.'
"My dear angel," and, "when wc were
married, were you a Blave 1"
"Yes, I was," she confessed, at the same
time shedding abundant tears.
"Why did you not tell mo before the
ceremony was performed ?"
"I did not dare do it. Could I have ex
pected you would have allfed yourself to a
"Well, now, I know it. I will give
the nine hundred dollars required ; for I
love you too much to consent to a separa
tion." During this short dialogue, Mrs. Willis
was laboring under the most lively agita
tion. She asked her husband to 'describe
the appearance of the claimant, which he
did as exactly as possible ; then he asked
her whether the description answered to
that of her tfnclent master.
"Yes," said she, casting down her eyes;
"he is more than m'y master he is my
A PLAY VPOX WORDS.
A bat about a farmer's room
Not long ago I knew
' Tojfy. He caught ajty, and then
Ffcu up the chimney Jtue.
But such a scene waa tiovcr sten, I
(I m quite sure of that,) i
As when with sticks all hand, essayed
To hit the bat a bat.
Oh wo! Not DaPH.-"Doe.tha Court
derataod" you to aay, Mr. one., that you aaw
tha editor of tha Augur of Freedom intoxica-
"Not at all air j, nMttly aaid that I have
aen him frequently oo flurried in hia mind,
that he would undertake to cut out copy with
tha anuftVs that'a all." .
T T" '
Emtt ! aCt'iYf fixed on Mmeihing tup
rinr likewiae. a sore eve is offended with
MORRIS LOSGSTSETH. '
Benjamin Longstrelh, tho grandfather' cf
the Judge, lived at Phajiiixville, Chester cbun- '
ty, and was the proprietor of the Rolling Mill
at that place. Being of a very benevolent
disposition, and believing that ihe pestilence
of that day was not contagious In the great
yellow fevers of tho last century, ho visited.
Philadelphia several times lo assist some of
his friends there, and finally took the discsso
sickened and died. His son Joseph was born
and raised iu Charleston, now Schuylkill
township, Chester county, and moved to the
the city of Philadelphia, and entered into tho
dry pood business, and died young in 1807.
He left the throe sons, Thomas B.t, Morris
and William W. The second, MORRIS
LONGSTRETH. was born in December 1800,
and married a daughter of old John Cook,
who was from Lancaster county, and of Ger
man descent, and a partner of the well known
firm of Whtar and Cook.
MORRIS following the example of bis fa
ther aud father-in-law, alto commenced the
dry good business iu Market street, with his
brother-iii law Thomas Cook, and continued
it either withhim or Joseph Mather, until the
great panic year of 1834, wheu he gradually
withdraw from business, determining to re
lire to a farm and devote himself to the cul
tivation of the soil. '
He was known to be in favor of the remov
al of the deposites and against the V. States
Bank, and in Otober 1830, ha and John M.
Read, ran as the Democratic candidates for
Congress in the city of Philadelphia, against
John Sergeant and Geo. W. Toland, and re
ceived the full support of the Democrat party.
.Having purchased a f ne farm in the dis
trict of Whitemarsh, in Montgomery county,
he retired to it and has become by perseve
rance and study an excellent practical farmer
He has improved thebreed of cattle in that
neighborhood at a very considerable expense
to himself, and bis farm furnishes the best
eviJonce of his skill and industry as a tiller
of the soil.
Hj was appointed an Assorisie Judge tf
his county, by Goverr.or Porter, and waa re
appointed by Governor Shunk. Last fall ho
ran as Canal Cominissiounr cu the same tick
et with Gov. Shank, and was elected by over
Since his acceptance cf the last office, he
has bjen indefatigable in his attention to its
duties. He has seen almost every part of th
State and is acquainted wi h hrmost promi
nent citizen", and has carelully studied tha
interests and wants of every portion of it.
such is our candidate lor uovernor. Hj i.
tiu lawyer, but a plain, s';;niblo, unpr9teud
ing citizen wh his cul ivutil wi h gruat
success a naturally sjuii I and discriminating
intellect. H ! is hincst, firm and s.if u-'ious,
an I attached from p.'iasiplo to tho dojtriim
and measures of the g"reat Democratic faity.
Of his election we have not tho slightest
doubt, and Pennsylvania will have in him a
Governor worthy of the purest days of primi
Tarixo a Siiower Bath. "Well, Deacon,
how did your wife manage her shower bath!"
. .''Shrj has had, real good luck. Madame
Moody told her how she mannged. She Baid
she had a large, oiled silk cap, with a cape
to it. like a fireman's that came all over her
'She's a fool for her pains, that's not tha
'Sa my wife thought."
"Your wife did nothing of the sort, I hope."
'Oh, no, doctor, she used an umbrelly."
'What! used an umbrella! What the
mischief good did the shower balh do her?"'
'She safd she felt better. Her clothes
warn't wet a mite. She sot under the um
brella for half an hour, till all the water had
trickled off, and said 'twan cool and delight
ful, and just like a loetle shower bath in sum
mer. Then she took off her things, and rub
bed herself for half an hour aitoi
Limitation of the Royal Pa cnoGATiva
When Leonardo de Vinci lay upon his
death-bed, Francis I. visited him. An at
tendant informing the painter that the king
was come to inquire after his health, he rai
sed himself from his pillow, a lambent beam
of gratitude for the honor li-hted ep his eyes
aud ho made an effort to' speak. Tho exer
tiou wus too much, he fell back, and Francis
to support him; tho great ariist ex-
pired in his arms.
Atlecte.l Wlin iuo aniui
catastrophe, the king heevea a gu ..u .
the chamber in tears. He was immediately
surrounded by his nobles, one of whom ,cn
treated him not to iudulge his grief, oddiug,
as a consolalary reflection
"Consider, sire, tho man was but a pain
ter " t
'I do," replied 'the king; "and at the
same time consieer that though, as a king
I could, make a thousand such as you, the
Deity alone can make such a painter as Leo
nardo de Vinci "
Tits Dcath or thi Piocs Say an elo-
i . i. i i-r
rjuent writer : "A oue after another rlaparU,
it will bo like the vanishing ol tne war in
tho morning light the passage of spirit aflar
spirit, resplendent in glory to the upper
Thus star by tar declines,
Till all ara paaaad away 1
Aa aaaearia Sigh and ajgbef abiaaa,
To pure nJ rr,ee ""r '
Nor sink thaee eur in empty night.
But hide themselves la heaven' own light "
Tub most ten deb-he a btbd man w'a ever
saw waa a shoemaker, who alwaya abut' hi
eye and whistled when he ran hi awl into