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Furnished by Mr. G. BRODIE, 51 Canal Street, New York, and drawn by Voigt
from actual articles of Costume.
N accordance with the demands of the season,
CLOAKS, which we select on account of their nov-
FIGURE 4.-PUFFED SLEEVE. from seven to ten years. The hat is of plush, with satin ribbons, and a fall of white lace. The dress greater display is desired—of slashing up, at the is of salmon-colored merino, with a succession of sides, the upper one, and joining it by means of graduated flounces. The jacket is of green velvet, cross-bands of velvet ; thus allowing the ornament the sleeves of which are frilled, and cut open at the wrought upon the under-skirt to appear through top to admit the passage of those of the dress; they the opening.
Flounces continue to be much in are then closed by being buttoned. The bands favor. Plain flowing sleeves are extensively worn, crossing the breast are of velvet, with large pearl either with frills or of the Venetian style, long and buttons or cameos.
pointed. Perhaps, however, the majority prefer Dresses woven with flowers in pyramids, etc., them with frills or puffs ; the simplicity of the for. at the sides, are prepared for the Fall. Double skirts mer recommends them as being in pure taste. Drop will be much in vogue. There is one mode—when buttons and black lace are favorite ornaments.
A WINTER IN THE SOUTH.
the first log court-house in the State was hewn
out of the virgin forest, where justice was disThird Paper.
pensed to the hardy pioneers—possibly not less “Yet still even here content can spread a charm, sound and impartial because wanting in the Redress the clime and all its rage disarm; Though poor the peasant's hut, his feast though small,
forms and technicalities of more imposing He sees his little lot the lot of all,
courts. Here the forest soldiers and statesmen Sees no contiguous palace rear its head
convened to devise plans of war and policy To shame the meanness of his humble shed."
against the common enemy, and when triumphGOLDSMITH.
ant success had rewarded their valor, they met ONESBOROUGH, where our travelers de- here in factious wranglings and fights to dispose
cided to fix their head-quarters for a season, of their new-found independence. is the oldest town in East Tennessee, and is oth- In this neighborhood, too, if we credit the inerwise a place of some historic interest. Here scription on a venerable beech tree,
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1857, by Harper and Brothers, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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nacle, there to snuff the air that warms while it cillED A. BAR on
“Disappointment—" said the Squire. in ThE EAR
Disappointment!" repeated Bob, interrupt
ing him, “develops and strengthens the char1760
acter. It knocks the rust off one's faculties, and “This country,” quoth Squire Broadacre, shows the pure metal like the blows of a ham6 which has hitherto been so little known or mer. It invigorates the moral system, as a regarded, has a history, interesting as a tale of plunge into cold water does the animal." romance, and, doubtless, a rich store of oral “Jim Bug, what is your opinion of these tradition might be gathered from its intelligent, matters ?” friendly, and hospitable inhabitants."
Jim made a low bow. “Pluck and luck, “Winter is fast approaching,” replied the art- master, will carry a man through most any ist. “The books we may read at our leisure whar." a good fire and hot punch will thaw out the tra- After spending about three minutes in silent ditions fast enough, even with the thermometer meditation the Squire remarked that Jim was at zero; but those mountains, which rise so right, and the observation worthy of antiquity. grandly to the eastward, we must visit while It was consequently arranged that the two genwe may. A week's delay may wrap their lofty tlemen should start for the Black Mountains summits in snow and ice, and render the roads next morning, while the ladies, who found impassable.”
themselves in comfortable quarters, should re'Ah,” said Tiny, “what fun we will have main where they were. To this they the more rolling down the hills—they look so smooth and readily consented as they had a deal of sewing blue !".
on hand wherewith to occupy their time, and “My daughter,” replied the Squire, “those Jonesborough furnished greater facilities for mountains which appear so soft and beautiful shopping than they had expected in so remote from here, as you approach them will be seen a locality. covered with ragged forest, broken with fright- With the appointed morning came clouds and ful precipices and horrid thickets, impenetrable rain, with every appearance of a long continueven to the bears and wolves that roam their ance ; so the journey was postponed until the rugged sides."
next clear day, while the travelers consoled “And what becomes of the pretty blue ?" themselves with such good cheer as the Eutaw
“It gradually fades away as we get nearer, afforded, and those in-door amusements of which my child. It vanishes and is not—even like their party had ample store. the delusive vail through which youth and in- The heavy rains which for a week continued experience views the future. Ah, the blue to deluge Jonesborough at length ceased, and mountains—the blue mountains which rise be about mid-day on the second of December the fore us in the morning of life—rough and wea- clouds which had so long obscured the cheerful risome enough they are when we come to climb sun rolled away. Our friends had made all them!”
their arrangements in anticipation of this event, “But,” said Larkin, stiffening himself, "I and no sooner did the signs of a general clearwould not wish it otherwise. I prefer the ing up manifest themselves than Jim Bug was mountains and the way of life even as we find dispatched for the horses. To this requisition them. There is a manly delight in cutting one's that worthy and ingenuous veterinarian Tom path through the tangled thickets, breasting the Dosser responded by sending a white horse and steep ascent, and leaping upon the breezy pin-| a black mare, whose appearance was not par
ticularly prepossessing, and whose qualities will Thus our adventurers rode out of Jonesborbe set forth in the course of the narrative. The ough like knights equipped for high emprise, animals were fully equipped, even to the stout followed by the admiring eyes and fervent good blue blanket with a hole in the middle, the or- wishes of all the ladies, to say nothing of the dinary riding-cloak of East Tennessee. boys and negroes.
Simultaneously with the horses appeared the And now, having fairly started them on their gentleman who had kindly volunteered to bear journey, it becomes the duty of the chronicler them company on their trip, Mr. Jones of Jones- to inform the world what they went out to see. borough. With as little delay as possible the Had they started earlier in the day, we might Virginians took leave of their ladies, mounted have commenced somewhere in New Brunstheir steeds, and the trio rode gallantly forthi, wick, and have given a lengthy account of the sitting stiff in their stirrups, ready for any des-Apalachian system through all its ups and downs perate adventure that fortune might vouchsafe to where it gets swamped in Georgia and Alato them. The Tennesseean was a tall man, and bama; but as the golden sun has already begun slender withal, with a keen black eye and dark to shoot his rays aslant upon the mountains, beard, clothed, externally, in a slouched hat and and the shadows of Tom Dosser's ponies caper blanket cloak, which reached nearly to his feet. like huge giraffes upon the level ground, we He was substantially mounted on a powerful must be brief. The chain of mountains known gray, and rode generally in advance, thus doing at different points as the Iron, Great Smoky, the honors of the country, and indicating the and Unaka, forming the eastern boundary of safest way through the mud holes. Squire Broad- Tennessee, and the prolongation of the Blue acre, astride of Dosser's white, followed next, his Ridge from thirty to sixty miles to the eastward portly person buttoned up in a tight-fitting over-through North Carolina, forms an extensive ircoat, his plump legs bandaged with drab leg- regular inclosure, hemming in half a dozen of gings tied with green strings, and his grave, the western counties of the latter State with dignified face shaded by the brim of a black fur walls five thousand feet high. The space thus hat a little the worse for wcar. An umbrella, inclosed is not a valley, as one might naturally which had done its owner some service, was suppose, but literally a vast basin filled with carefully tied behind his saddle, and a span-new mountains, immense anomalous spurs heaved red cowhide served to admonish the white when up at random, so crowded together that the perchance the sight of a comfortable barn-yard streams seem to find their way among them or a group of jolly haystacks induced him to with difficulty, while their summits in many slacken his pace too decidedly. The rear-guard instances considerably overtop those of the exconsisted of Bob Larkin, mounted on the black, ternal ridges. behatted and blanketed after the Tennessee Pre-eminent in this vast assembly are the fashion, with a short rifle strapped on his back, Black Mountains in Yancey County, which, acand an extremely fat pair of saddle-bags flapping cording to measurements made sometime since the flanks of his beast at every step.
by Professor Mitchell of North Carolina, and