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O advnisiients inserted at 75 ete. per
sq9le 1Iis oi' less,)* fori hs first and
,halfta am for'each subsequent ins'-erti
Orhae'kirnbe*o insetioisth lne iiirNded
ed ii lV leld td be discontinued, and
.lpDI i nre for* single in
setie indsertdby Ad itise.
mech ' the~game 'as single
ne eetailmoilhl the same as new
hAl. )ituary;oteen exceeding six-lines,
and -ofhimcationsurocommendi ng Cand
atQZe (orpulio offices, or truer.-or. pulffin
Exhiitna wdb charged as Advertise.
4riIfaletter by mrail riust be pdid to in
4'sure putictial attendance.
1Te 1o91wn0 :It reating letter is from the
men tli:oua and will be
read with r-elish by all our siubscri=
bhi.$Thaoliniil le one one of the best
#aj a ssued b theinerican press and
it ditsn ne purports, strictly for home
do ThGHT FUNER AL OF A
is. DITOS:--Travelling r
ceil onthusines, in the interior o
aI roachedjust at sunset, the
raii f' the proprioto'r, through
wh efor tho last half hour of my
jouriey I had pursued my way. 1y
ti;doompanion pricked- is ears, and
witlia low whinny indicated his pleasure
asjfturned up the broad avenue lead
inggthephouse. Calling to a black
.boyin view, I bade him enqjpire of' his
owner if I could be accommodated with
- ngifrthe, night.
-1 Al1iest brought the proprietor
h4se e door, and from thence te
th ea,'When after a scrutinizing
gl iprson and equipments, he
~ d 'ieinme, a business, and des
ti til' 11promptly responded to his
~idestoisand .danvited me to alight
andelits i iiUse, in thc true spirit
2 asa plareintly thirty years of
age, a ud vidently a man of educaion
and refinement. I soon observed ar.
afrif globteyabstraction about him; he
M~ibt little andoeven that little cem
ed thoNault of an effort to obviate the
atoming want of civility to a stranger.
At supper the mistress of the mansion
appered and did the honors of the ta
rblein her particular'department; she
was exceedingly ladylike and beautiful,
.onlyxss &outhern woman are, that is
beyond comparison with those of any
other'por'tion of this republic I have ev
er seen.She retired immediately af
teriappe-, ad iservant handing some
splendid iabanosou a small silver tray,
-we hidjustetodeurselves comfortabi
befor'e thaertmous fire of oak woor
when a 4'rv-nt apeared at the end
dotiearmyhos.st in hand, and ut
terB in.nbdued but distinct tones, the
to me, tartting bords-d
"Mptor, d coffin hab come.'
'ery 1vel,' was the ronlyrep
and the uervant nry. rpl
My hsrmakdmy gaze inqulisi
tire ande', .mud replied to ta
hIbvs been sad, sad," said he, "to
* day :.I hdre ;had a greater misfortune
than Ir e e soorienced s rce my far
ther's death bl lost this morning the
truest and most reliable friend I had in
the 'world---one whom I have been ac
-dusto i t o nor andgespect since
Sailes n ocollection; he was the
up e t e mii farther's youth, and
,as a faithful servant.
n~d'a sincere christain
i'4cto-da , and with
L portionofthis nine, I heard the
~~4t~rd;-they were, 'Maw
er sen* v oi e tfed a iomenti aud he
om 65 eaiue with increased
tiars s4 iasa eholy on to me.
- facleftmy 1boeyIt said ito him, 'John
0eo tial thiasinerd tsketN care of,'
aruidt Icttew1that mf wife and child,
.propoy aTia- a wore as safe sa though
they cr6 tuardedby an hundred 'gel.
dt44 19vz1ioke shi'hovrd to~
- hiiti~if 1y lfe;fodr he never moriited
SI in4~.h~ded othiers, many of
fhor~a i 1E9' n otre but' his' loss is
failed tove me so cjeA ii
to th rltion:,. eenr
Vant a his iidas no
the haughty e , ant
talking'of hidaa sava his dead
hr'se biut tlia die tlm n,
19einti1g t l VsauNA the.
i 0ues'ofis good oldfrioiR, 4
After an interval of silence my host
"ThereSare," s-aid- ho, 'Watiyof tne
old man's relatives and friends who
would wish to attend his funeral. To
afford' them an- opportunitiseeral
plantations have been notified that he
will be buried tonight; some, I presume
have already -arrived; and desing .to
see thit all things are pio rl repar
, ro~ry porept
ed for his interment, I trust you will
excuse my absence for afew noments.;
"Most certainly, sir; but," I added,
"if there is no impropriety, I would be
pleased to acconapany you.?..
"There is none," he replied; and I
followed him to one of a long iow of
cabins* situated at the distance of some
three hundred yards from th6 mansion.
The house was crowded with negroes,
who all arose on our entrance, andma
ny of them exchanged greotings with
my host, in tones that donvinced me
that they felt that he was an object of
sympathy from them." The corpse was
deposited in the coffin, attrired 'in a
shroud of the finest cotton materials,
and the coffin itself painted black.
The master stopped at its head, and
laying his band upon the cold brow of
his faithful bondsman, gazed long and
intently upon features with which he
hod *been so long familiar, and which
he now looked upon for the last time
on earth; raising his eyes at length and
glancing at the eerious ounatenances
now bent upon his, he said solemnly
and with much feeling
"He was a faithful servant and a
true christian; if you follow his exam.
ple, and-live as he lived, none of you
need fear, when the time comes for you
to lay here."
A patriarch, with the snow of eighty
winters on his head, answered
"Master, it is true, and we will try
to live like him."
There was a murmer of general as
sent, and after giving some instructions
relative to the burial, we returned to the
About nine o'clock a servant appear.
ed with the notice that they were ready
to move, and to know if further instruc
tions were necessary. My host remark
ed to me, that by stepping into the pi
azza, I would probably witness, to me a
novel scene. The precession had mov
ed, and its route led within a few yards
of the mansion. There were at least
one hundred and fifty negroes, arranged
four deep, and following a wagon in
which was placed the coffin; down the
entire I -gth of the line, at intervals of
a few feet, on each side, wvere curried
torches of the resinous pine, and here
called light wood. About the centre
was stationed the black preacher, a man
of gigantic frame and stentorian lungs,
who gave out from memory the words
'of a hymn suitable to the occasion.
The Southern negroes are proverbial
for the melody and compass of their
voices, and I thought that hymn, mel
lowed by distance, the most solemn and
yet the sweetest music that had ever
fallen upon my har. The stillness of
the night and strength of their voices
enabled me. to distinguish the air at the
distance of half a mile.
It was to me a strange and solemn
scene, and no incident of my life has
impressed me with mere powerful emo
tions than the night funeral of the poor
negro. For this reason I have hastily
andnost imperfectly sketched its lead
ing features. -Previovs to retiring to
my room, I saw, in the hands of a
daughter of the lady at whose house I
stop for the night; a number of THE
HOME JOURNA L, and it occurred to me
to send this, to your paper, perfectly in
different whether it be published or not.
I am but a brief sojourner here. I
hail from a colder. clime, where it is our
proud boast that all men are free* and
gural. I shall return to my Northern
hiome, deeply impressell with the belief,
that, ispesng rith name of freedom,
th9 neg'rp of the South are the, happi
est and most oitented people on the
face of the earth.
4~1~~f~lsi~i~g one of the
~ ratifth& reAder
O un 4,10 e t0
~~~~P whc Aetye
a itiredtthe shades of
. compara rvate life ,settling in
Coluusmthised of his former glory,
*he iiI.iety was theidelight of all
trie lovers of funand frolio, those only
exceptedi who had been the victims of
his first grand plot. Here he engaged
in no ostensible occupation, save now
and'hen attending to small matters of
businss or his most particular friends.
.eoften rNeied the monotony of his
qmwet why of edistence, by rehearsing
the past adventures Qf himself and
'Prent,'or by playing off some new ruse,
Which the irresistible old dog in whom
he would be.at, with a seriousness that
deceived even those'who best know him.
One day.-it was the first of#April,
when Mississippi blood begins to course
more rapidly after the damp fogs of
winter-two of the chivalric spirits of
Columbus engaged in mortal combat in
one of the prncipal streets, but fortun
ately did no great damage to themselves,
though pistols and bowie-knives were
freely used. The affair was. too public,
however, to escape thenotice of the au
thorities, and Mr. D--, the aggres
sorwas immediately brought before the
committing magistrates on the charge
of assault and battery with intent to
kill; and Mr.B---, the party attack
ed, was aummoned to attend as a wit
ness. A good deal of excitement was
manifested, since both parties were gen
tlemen of respectability, and the Court
room was soon filled with persons eager
to see the issue'of the trial.
The prosecution exhibited a quiet
firmness and self-satisfied air that clear
ly indicated their confidence of success.
Poor D--felt 'the case was a bad
one, and the probable prospect of two
or three year's incarceration in the State
priseon rendered his thoughts anything
but enviable. Seized also ore he had
time to consult a. lawyer, he appeared
without the aid of a counsel. But cas
ting his eyes over the crowd, and eceing
Shocko Jones, whose tact was known to
him, whose face assuredly, in its graver
phase, might pass for a Soloman's, and
who had just commenced the study of
law, but.procured licence, D-con
cluded that, in the emergency, he could
not intrust his cause in better hands.
The witnesses were unanimous. They
testified that, on account of a difficulty
which occurred between the belligerents,
D-- had armed himself and delibe
rately discharged a pistol at him, evi
dontly with intent to kill. The prose
cution fluished the examination of their
witnesses without interruption or con
tradiction from the prisoner's side, and
the magistrates now only waited what
could be shown in his defence.
Shocko beheld every ground of hope
washed from under his client like sand,
but most a genius when most pinched,
ho determined to make a bold stroke to
The principal witness, .who was an
old man of much simplicity as well as
honesty of character, was called to the
stand. Every eye fixed on Jones as ho
soberly addressed him.
'Are you acquainted with Mr. D
--, the defendant?'
'Yes, I know him well.'
'He is a brave man, is he not?'
'Yes, remarkably cool and brave.'
'Is he not a good shot?'
'I believe he is a rather noted as a
'How far did you say Mr. D
was from Mr. B.--when the pistol
'Quite near; not mere than six or
'You say that D--- is a cool man,
and a good shot. Do you see any rea
son why he did not hit B--at that
'No. I was surprised that B
was net killed.'
'Perhaps I can tell you,' insinuated
Shoeko, who up to this time had asked
his questions with the greatest sobriety,
but whose expressive countenance now
assumed a smiling, knowing look, as he
proceeded. 'Do you know, old gentle
man, that this is the first day of April!
Does'nt ThAT explain the whole mat
ter?' he addedahalf closifighis eyes af
ter the manner of the scamp who wink
ed himself into the authorship of a book
of epigrams--stroking his chmn and pul
ling out and twisting his 'goat' into a
they.w'reo thorns ad tidd
and laughter arose from te U
and the sheriff, one hand to his sicIda
the other cramming his handkoxchief
ipto his -mouth, foud it, impossib1to
stop the 'noise and confsidn'tihat n
sued. The truth (as tAeyall thougt)
had suddenly fiashed upon ithm that
that whole affair, pistols and soi rth
was'a TICK, planned byShock, anA
the court, high indignant tha t their
worships shoulbe th hunugged
immelately left in disgust!
Thus may some good occasionally be
producod by the reputation of being,
'sad fellow!' Shocko had often mabu
tured a joke out of nothing, but nevez
before converted a serious fight into a
mere April fool trick. And as a fee foi
his skill, he demanded of his delighted
client pnnch and coblers for the comn
Yours truly, HA-nA-!.
DEscrirTIoN OF TE VALE OF DEIr
Pur.-A more glorious sight can hard
ly be conceived, or one btter adapted
to warm the imagination, and inspire
feelings- of religious enthusiasm, tham
.the magnificent group of objects whicb
this theatre of rocks formerly enclosed'
when lighted up by the beams of the
morning sun; terraces, porticoes, colon
nades, and statues rising in gorgeous
masses one above the other, and backed
by a stupendious wall of precipices.
The lively manner in which Euripides,
in the opening scene of the.slri
through the solilloquy of the, young
Neocorus expanding the gates and set.
ting in o der the courts of the temple
realizes to the fancy this grand combi.
nation of the wonders of nature and art,
is one of the happiest efforts either of
his dramatic or descriptive muse.
The twin cliffs, so celebrated amon
the ancients as the most remarkable
feature of the scerery of the Delphic
vale, are, amid the confusion of names
so common with poets in their descrip.
tions of scinces distinguished for sancti
ty or celebrity, frequently alluded to-a
the summits of Parnasus; although iin
fact compratively small peaks at the
base of that stupendious mountain.
The proper title of that at the east was
Nauplia, of the other Hyamplia. It is
probable that to these two rocks the
place is originally indebted for its name,
if not for the establishment of the sanc.
tuary within its bouds. Delphi is the
root of the familiar Greek word adel.
phos, "brother;" and hence was a very
appropriate title for the twin peaks,
consecrated probably in the remote age
atwhich the dedication first took place,
conjointly, like the twin islands of the
Egean, Delos and Rhenm, to the twin
deities, Apollo and Diane. The plu
ral formation of the name seems also to
favor this view. Similar, probably, is
the origin of the name Didymi, literal.
ly "the Twins," which belonged to the
most celebrated oracular shrine of the
deity at Asiati-c Greece, and te1 anoth
er in Argolis.
At the lower extremety of the dry
torrent bed, just where it emerges from
between the cliffs, issues tdie waters of
the Castalian spring, oozing at first in
scarce perceptible streamlets from
among the loose stones, but swelling in
to a considerable brook within not ma
ny yards of their first appearance above
ground. I sipped a mouthful of wa
ter at the fountain-head. It is certain
ly most delicious to the taste; but I was
not more sensible of its beneficial influ
ence on my imaginative fa t.ies than
so many other travellers o'l~ have com
plained of its inefficacy.-[Journal of a
T our in Greece.
MARRYING A COACIDIAN EvTDENCE
OF INsANITY.-The New York Sun
"Miss Cruse, who was sent to the
insane asylum for marrying her father's
gardener, is still there. The kceepers,
with the exception of Dr. Earle, con
sider her perfectly sane, yet no examin
ation is made, and the poor girl is kept
within the bars and bolts of amad house.
She still declares that she will marry
Patterson again when she gets out-if
she ever should. He has several timds
attempted to see her, but was repulsed,
and threatened that lie would be shot
if he did not keep away. He is an in
telligent, well educated young man
whose family is now reduced, but was
once far more 'wealthy tlian the Crus
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PROFANITT.I th~ y~
in man which exhibits an~~r *t;
of self-reset th
losopher, iis oaneps
tanl no mary of a 'yf 2 e
yrfnely; for the woikthkWi4el~
the very dregs oci ty do
not unfrequently thysw~a~vn e.
tor than the wir esse,. e~i~c
gentleman.. The b~asest? ~zpns
of mankind oftesaw &a&sa a
grade s the mored-e
god at antitis
richer, or wisor,.o 1itpart*e
man bas- -ever -aeisef
friends by it.t Nongamrbd
or reappo in any:eem n
he canocurseande It
thing to anan'sd
It commends noQte
The profane mnias or opightp1
shut out from thec seity o
females, for his rfness sp4f
ing to the refin4,ad iub p
the good. Proanness is4grdpp
the mind. t i un
injurious in soety and CVi~
sight of God. "Fo th od4 o
hold him guiltls, thnttao
Tho man who is profeno~s.
wicked. In aygn~i
defi cable; and th e D a
prfane, can have 0t
pet. .-I exhibitsaroop
charactera d dsrer(1 r ta
and the practice can
amids the fumepQob?
cation; andl oethe
And no man, w tbla*,'.O*.
conviction to-his QW*1 *." iiy445en
a pi~fanormainsg ,giW
that single- -otioikeqe
when he fol.ei ,.
fool tha i despi ee an
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