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iH.l -THfi tWYEft w? THE FOOL.; .
.baacon ti&U a' wealthy', drover rid
ing In Iv., one of the most .be'autjfu-and
flWish&townsin the Granite. Stesree
tekjog a large oumbe.of ee.tpc.teil leaves to
eaof 'tbe stock belonging to Christopher
Grant, aif extensive Taraier residing in an
adjoining town, accidentally strayed among
the drove of Deacon F- The good Deacon
of course not noticing the addition to bis
herd, could not be expected to separate
them, and in. time all, including those be
longing, to Triend Grant,' were duly disposed
ot (it not according to law, ce'rUinly Vo
ir 9& cording to his custom) . and the- proceeds
safely deposited in the pocket of the worthy
r5 ' deacon.' . " V .
' It so happened, however, that Bdl Dykes
it'r fbettef known as "The Fool," saw the cat
tle as tbey passed, and recognised those of
"BUI,5' says Mr. G., are you sure it was
my cows you saw in Deacon Fifoai's drove?"
"Sure!" said Bill, "wall now I guess I are,
I knows old Briadle and old Lopped-horn
jest as easy, as nothing haint I drive 'em
out of our cabbagea more times than their
pesky necks are worth anyhow??. :
. When Deacon Frost returned home be
was politely waited upon by Mr. Grant, and
requested to fork over a fair amount of. the
needful for the missing Cows, which be as
politely . declined, to do. . - The result was
Counsellor Donny'a services were invoked.
The Fool was the chief witness; and Ceun
ellor Grey, of K., a man of some celebri
ty in his profession, was retained to defend
the suit The trial came on Dykes was
placed on the witness stand. Counsellor
QrJ interposed anobjeetion to the witness
being rworn, on the ground of incapacity
and proceeded to state to the court that the
witness was a perfect non compos mentis,
in other words, a fool, and well known to
be so by every body in that vicinity that
he had no definite or fried idea either re
garding himself or respecting anything else,
that be could not give an intelligent answer
to the most simple question; and, says L onn-Sellot-Grev
with an emphasis, MI do not be
lieve he can ever tell who made him. If
jour Honor please, I will pot that question
to him, that the jury may bare an opportu
nity to see what a perfect imbecile be is." .
-. Counsellor Grey: "William, look up!
, Tell as William who msde you? Do you
know?". - . ,
- The fool, screwing bis face and looking
thoughtful, and omewhat bewildered, slow
ly answered: "M-o-s-e-s, I sp-o-s-e."
, -That will do.". , , ;
"Now," said Counsellor G., (addressing
the court,) f'The witness lays he s-p-o-s-e- s
AJ-os-e-s made him; this is certainly an in-
teuigent answer more so than I supposed
him capable of giving, for it shows that he
has same faint idea of the scripture.. ' Bnt
I submit it is not sufficient to justify his be
tag sworn as a witness in .the cause. No,
air, it is sot inch an answer as a witness
qnalified to testify shonW give."
"Mju Judge," says the fool, "may I ax the
lawyer question?" ' , .
f Certainly, says the Judge, -"ask him any
qaeeuon.you puM." .
i 'Wja-lVthen Mr. Lawyer, w-h-o-'d yon
f-ip-o-s made you?".
Counaellor.GM (imitating the witness:)
Ar-o-a, I s-p-o-s-e." , i u . . (.-.
- After the , mirth had somewhat subsided,
the witness continued i . i- .
W-a-U,ow we do read ia the goodWk,
that iA-a-r-o-n once made a c-a-l-f, but
who'd thought the d d critter bad got in
bore K' Mi. id t -m . ,-v. " -! -
f Verdict for the odt.. -' ;
a eonard was arraigned before the
Mmim Cireuit Court on Monday last, on
IW'Mtfor.Vving broken into and
rob)enbeJeweJrj fbop of. W.m. Qohen, in
a. Ie plead gmlty, and was sentenced to
J9J ears imprisonment in the Peaitf utiajy f
JN6,WeUs.xed bw Mfvchmnt, 4b
lowest baft Whtc we beya Jaallowed j
4F?.H;eried)jtterlj wJie, sentence was
pas wd upeo WmIaonibti Cwrier
"l vw iVTn
g wrP uaart; t noibms is
ehVfA fat mind," ,Nottipgji too
r for the hand.? Thisva finnsthiHa
Vol. feJ j .-7 LduiSiANA, pike
. :. i-.tmatftat murderer. -
-tfjur eoiuins,.t o-day, ere principally till
ed with the "evidence in the trial of the
gro,. BtHffr-;aieintirder of Mr. Blight's
children., The details are truly hatrowingj
No.one cknteett the evidence,- without b
-linglthorongbly floiivirice d that beislheper
Jpetratr.r df tw horrid deed a deed (hat
cruelty? and cold -blooded atrocity Lbs f
parallel. ' ' . ' r-.f
' NotVtthstandWe'' the' exekeraept v
pnblie teiifdWfaSf and impeWlal-f'
was -MrtrtamiotmeTa'Mtmi Jt
the oatt sj dTw8 im, mide every etr
tion that duty or iusHce oVmahded. "The
case was brenghtto a close on Saturday a
bout 1 o'clock.-' ; The Jury were out but a
fe'w minutes when they returned with a ver
dict of- guilty tf murder in the first de
gree." Strong symptoms of satisfaction
were manifested by the vast crowd, which
Was present, and listening with breathless
eagerness Uonvietion or the prisoners
guilt could not have been stronger, had the
evidence been of the most positive charac
ter.' Ban received the announcement ofl
the verdict without emotion. Throughout
the whole trial,- indeed, bis demeanorwas
that of almost absolute indifference. Not
a sigh of remorse or contrition was exhibit
ed in his countenance. '
On Tuesday last, Judge Wells sentenced
him to be hung on Friday, the 14th day of
January next. tiannibai Courier, 6th in
stant. ' -
. OUR CARES ARE BLESSINGS.
There are few who have not many cares:
few who do not complain of- tbem. But
who is better for being without care ? That
parent is very unwise, wbo anticipates eve
ry desire, and removes every source of care
that may be in his child's way. It were far
better to teach him to moderate his desires,
and to labor diligently for himself and the
weuare of those around him. . .- u
. Care sobers the mind, and makes it fa
miliar with the realities and responsibilities
of life; Care moderates levity, and tends
to check the tendencies to recklessness
Tlt man wh? Iias-batiness which requires
constant attention, and is faithful in giving
it the regard to which it is entitled, is kept
in a state of mind favourable to moral and
religious culture. The responsibilities which
rest on bim are designed to make him
thoughtful and serious, and to retain him
from wayward and evil tendencies. The
slightest observation will show that the In
dustrious class of society, both among the
rich and the poor, are the most virtuous, and
are society's pillars and ornaments.
There may n such a thing, no doubt,' as
too much care. Iron constitutions have
been broken, and premature old age, or ear
ly deBlh, bare been induced by tasking the
uuui oiiu uuuu uevunu 1110 iiiniis VI nionai
endurance.-. But a proper measure of life's
cares is a blessing. The burden which they
impose may bend the frame, but the eXer
tion which it makes in beating it will pro,
inottf health and vigor. ' They mty write
wrinkles on the brow ; but they also in
scribe peace and benevolence on the heart
A lawyer and a doctor were disenssinc
the antiquity of their respective professions
and each cited' bis authority to prove Ins
the most ancient. 'Mine,' said the disci
ple of Lycurgus, 'commenced almost with
the w oi Id's era. Cain slew bis brother Abel,
and that was a criminal ease in common
law.?, '.True.' replied Escnlapius, 'but my
profession is coeval with creation itself.
Old mother Eve was made out of a rib tak
en from Adam's body, aid that was a sur
gical operation. The lawyer dropped bis
green bag. -, . r .. . , . ' .. ..
' ' ' ' J JtETALUTION.' , ,. '
Friend L bad a well cultivated eer-
den, and a testy neighbor of bis bad . what
farmers call a breechy cowt" which' fie
often suffered to go at .large.'.". Instigated by
a fancy for fine cabbages, .said cow' made
frequent nocturnal vuits to friend L- -'s
premiser, and became a serious annoyance
to bim by reason of her depredations. . Tbe
worthy old friend one morning, for the ninety-ninth
time, ejected mully from bis gar
den,' and drove her borne, to her .owner's
house. .'"Friend T -.l' savs friend
. ; ''I have driven thy cow borne once
toore: and If I fiodber in mveardsri ac'ain"
"SuDDOse vod d'oi" ano-rilv exclaim.
ed "riS? wWwin fru 'doJ'T" Why, said
Mr,rLL;-nVtl ''S&vm hi home to lhm
ain(Yrred i T;H This wu J96 mueb for
T 'His co w Vai neyer after .that found
in me earaen 01 . ine aiaia wa. vuaxer. t
-"Genh&tiJre-thB Krkfrfyf1tf-&hj4 Hi
pott upon tbe eartb,-ind' irasto "Its "time1 in
BanerissMmeerseg 'among the ereuds;
bat dosamflsisjtDts)is tbe hmnbkr fowl whidb
picks trtitbe bsirlsT-corns, and crtfw's Ibd
United Wa STAb Divros'ri'Wa Pult.' "
j ; ; Pleaaaait Tboits;la..,(f . ;
We all possesathe magic powfcp t .1 (
iajafk to brighter hairs;': ,-,-' ,
C Kindness we may lead; t
4 file pathway' of a Wend.
of trouble comes 1 all,. ; , ;
W, like a fuaeral pall,
rthe soul with iearful cloudf -
J - - - - a
A healing to tlie wounded neart;
And though the tear doth fill the eye,. , .
There's comfort left when love is nigh.
.. . .. . .
'Tis sweet to mingle sigh and tears,
With those whom we have loved for years ;
And sweeter still with them to share 0 . ,
Life's joys unmixed with pain and care.
The joys of life I oh, they abound '
Like flowers upon a fertile ground, ' ' ''
When cultured well and nursed with care
A beauteous sight, a prospect fair. .
Tis only those wbd will not raise '
Their eyes from earth, to upward gaze ' ;:.
Who cannot see the heaven above '"'
The thousand blessings 'sent in loveV - 1
While we recount our mercies o'er ,
The treasures rich we have in store,'
They multiply, increasing-fast, .
Like rain-drops on the ocean cast. ...
Then upward turn tbe eye to Heaven, : .
Where endless joys are freely given; t.
There. may beloved ones meet again;
Beleased from every care and pain.
FACTS FOR FARMERS.
It is an error tn plant seed from a State
further South. Ia a cold season only the
seed from a cqlder climate will ripen well.
Never keep your cattle short; few far
mers can afford it ' Ifyou starve them thej
will starve you. '
It will not do to boa a great field for a
litUe crop, or to mow twenty acres for five
loads of. bay.. jEnrich tbe land and it will
pay you for it Better farm thirty acres
well, than fifty acfes by halves'. . .
In dry pastures dig for water on tbe brow
of a hill, springs are more frequently near
the surface on a night than in a vale. ;
The foot of the owner is tbe best manure
Cut bashes that vou wish to drstrov in
tie gumtner, and with a sharp instrument
they will bleed freely and die.
Account should be kept, detailing the ex-
penses and product f each field
.When an implement is no loncer wanted
for lha season, Jay it caiefully aside, hut
first Ie.( it be well cleaned. .
- Obtain good seed, prepare your ground
well,. sow early, and pay : very little atlen.
tion to tbe tooon. - r .-.t-Cultivate
your own heart arieht: remem
ber that "whatsoever a man soweth," that
shall he also reap."
Do not begin farming by building an ex
tensive bpuse nor a spacious barn, till you
have something to store it in. , . ..
Keep notes of remarkable events on your
; Re cor dins; even your errors will be of
benefit. .... ...... r . . . .
, 3ood fences make good neichbors.
.Tbe better animals can be fed, and tbe
more comfortable they can be kept, the
more profitable they are, and all. taimers
work for profit. ' y-: ..
Sow clover deep.lt secures t against
the drought. v . , .;. .
. Cows .well fed in tbe winter give, more
milk in summer. ., , . ..... i .,
When you see the fence down put it up,
if it remains until to-morrow tbe cattle may
get oyer. . ... ..,...
What ought to be dope, te-day, do U for
lO-morrpw 11 may ram,.,.. . , .
.'-1 ' ' 1;J T: t -.His ' '' i: 'i
Cas or, Swxskit in H?sss.-rrAlr. S
Carver, of Ceaagy County, wiahrt to know
bow to enre the disease called sweeney'in
hoTses.' The folio wing is given in the South
ern. Cultivator, br John White,, and may
prove; servijCable espe cially where ; ibe
disease tfaly slight. -. vrs s it;"
I tateiabout a fauart of water, boil it and
add salt as torn as it will dissolve anvi then
take apiece of blanket and. dip. it in tbe
ateir whileliQt j bathe the horse's shdulder
Well Tor nine mornings; in succession, miss a
few morningr, if tbe cure is' not effected.
bathe again, for nine days'... I have cored a
great many norss in mis way .. ( .
.JLalHiai PP'j Qomnpn. sajt, flam
salt wonld ha ttrafarahlali lis the naf t affao
ted, andi r,u, up and ; down fa iboutdar
WUb a bncjp.af bard js .tbe nor t, can sear
befes In g aTf4Wit--4JM ia taabJiU jjoC
eTllndness.will impart . .. jinnfl9r of SentetaW and enlin the fourth
December it, ms. : tNo. 35.
From the Fayette Times; .sf ..
.Professor Shannon conditionally accept
ed the 'Presidencyof the State University.
His c "i litions were the abolishment of the
stated tenure of the office, (six years imak-
ing it during good behavior, and allowing
the President the privilege of preaching.
which some of the regulations of the insti
tution heretofore very wisely forbid. i The
board of Curators acceau to ; these - condi
tions, and we suppose he has . entered upon
The following praise wbVtby resolution
Resolved. That indigent yonne men in
the State of Missouri, possessing good mor
al character and resnectable talents, and
not nnder 14 years of age, be permitted to
attend the university of Missouri .by paying
the contingent fee of one dollar a year, and
the treasurer of tbe board is authorized to
fhrnfch Certificates to all whomav nresent
Satisfactory evidence from the Curator or
Curators, approved by the Judge or the
Circuit Court, bf his or their Judicial Cir
cuit, from whence recommendations must
come as to the worthiness bf the applicants!
desirous to avail themselves of the benefits
of this ordinace.
22jGood nature is tbe very air of a good
mind, the sign of a large and generous sou
and the peeular soil on which virtue pros
pers. ' - - ":
J3Speak with calmness and deliberatib'h
on all occasions, especially id circumstan
eea which tend to irritate; ' ' "
23We learn our virtues from the bossom
friend who loves us; our faults from the
enemy who hates us.-' - ' 1 '
fThe success of individuals in life is
greatly owing to their learning early to da
pend upon their own resources. .
7fie'uefit vour friends that the V mat
love yon more dearly still; benentyour en
mii that they may at least become your
"John," said a master to his head appren
tice, as he was about: Starting on a short
journey, '"yon must ocebpy my place while
I am cone." " 1 bank you, sir. demurely
replied John, "but I'd rather sleep with tbe
boys!". : .4 ..,!,
. 22"Many women are beloved ; without
knowing it, but more woman think , they
are beloved when they are not. Tbey dis
cover their mistake after marriage. -
2TJ"Patience is a moral mtisquito net
Politeness is like an air cushion there may
be nothing in it, but it eases our jolts woo
derfully. - ' ' ' ; ! ';
23Some miserly chap objects to tbe gold
dollars, that on account of their small size,
they may be dropped, by mistake, into the
' 0Here is a good definition of. a secret:
"Anything made known to every body in t
WlSprr.' - ' .. . ... ..."
i 25o extra polite' circles, the' night
mare is now termed "the nocturnal horse
of tbe feminine gender" '
. 0v"y is a chicken, pie like a gun
smith's shop ? Because it contains fowl-in
pieces. . ; ;
I2-Tbe following is in appropriate in
scription for the collar of a dog-7! i
Steal me not! myself and collar
Both are barely worth a dollar; .
Puppies should brfrirnd raeh other;
See me borne, then, dearest brother!
THE BLOOM OF AGE. '
. A good woman never grows old. '.Yearsl
may pass over her head, but if benevolence
and virtue dwell in her-heart, she is as
cheerful as when tne spring , of life ' fifst
opened to her view- When we look upon a
..frA oMman r nvr i tit nip rtfliiip tkrr( mVit.
ooks as charmmg ai when the rose ofyouth
bloomed on her cheek. That rose has not
faded yet; it will never fade. In her family
she is the life and delight. In ber 'nelgh-
oornooa sne is me iriencana aeneiacior.
In the church, the devout worshipper add
tha KTenrnlsrv Christian. Whadoea nat re
spect and: love the woman who bas passed
her days in acts of kmdnesf and mercy; who
has been this friend of men" and God; whose
whole life bas been; scene of kindness and
love, a devotion, to truth and religipn? We
repeat, such a woman cannot grow eld.
She will always be fresh and buoyant m
spirits, and active in humble deeds of mer
cy and benevolence. . It the young lady de
sires to retain tbe bloom and beauty ofyouth
let her love truth and virtue: and to he
dose of life the wfit retain those : reelines
wbidi Bor maies.lla,anpaax ;-garden -of
sweets, ever ueib tad eyer new-r-asJsK
. j j Q
t 'i t. the rEFASTirsB. n ff
The ereal e venf ot vesterday w;
parture df .thelpleiided steamsbipa Ohio and
Crescent City; having on bbafd ttittf
thousand passengers for tboir World of
the West. TTba flatUr&acoounta-fjer-dfr
freedom and prosperity in Goldf BiCali
fornii, brought by return passengerria the
Empire City, and Bohfirmed by th wejl in
formed cc-respondentsof the Trtburte fi
write frolh the very scenes of tbe marvels
themselves,bat added freah fuel Ip the burn
ing desire to visit, the modern ElDorado
and every one ' who' could get standing .
place aboard either ship,' made haste'to.de
part." . At an early hour tbe WmyWioW
seekers beean to file toward1 tbe embarcade-
os, accompanied by troops of ner.nadeer
friends, whose good wishes and prayers. for
their safetv and success Were coniottjly asMl
audibly expressed again and. again,.;. -a
husband, leaving a weeping Wife and ebi
dren,and all the-joys' and endearmeotrof .
home;' there' a brother .bidding, fare w4$
perhaps for the lasi time, to aji only islVrt"
mom W, a yeTt a.'iSitTC -last
Vipon the gfay tiairs of & eerTw-iKkeii
mother, while tbe AiH tear trembled ia 18
eye all unused to melting mood ; oatlseMitfc
er, the stirring man of basin esshandjfan4
pockets laden with orders,; letters, inane j,
and tbe paraphenalia,pf traded giving ,m4
accepting" his parting' counsel Jf wbile,eb?
cTowd of curious spectators; the Jbolserpns
news-boys,the staggering porters.tbe crash
ing carts and. carriages, the bSsabheihn4,
the pawing wheels-and the groaning cables;
made' scene of confusion ami interest saea
only at the departure iof California steam
ers.- The crowd assembled at either fdaosj
was tremend6tt, jaad; Si th obU sbipi
slowly moved from ir mowrbgasoatafr
ter shout from ten hodsanUQfpatSj'ead
spow storms of waving nandkercbiefs sigr
nalized their departufejA sblitarfgut bel
lowed the last fiery farewell, and thousand
Califomiens wer4"stfaining tbeir" eyes X&
watch tbe slow and) sad dispersion of friends
whose memories will neve'easi8 fajcheef
their future years of toil and privatieo is
the great Battle-,et 1 1e; (1Aboai.iae3
minutes after tbe parting of tbe Cresceat ,
City, the OIjio caDJB down "the river, Ierj
ally black !witb passengers, receivejt;.a
gave her parting cheers at Pier NaT 3; an4
all was still. On a' tboTOUgb intermixtura
with the Voyagers on each 8TiIp'," weIwera
particularly impressed with the fehterpriii
ing; businew-like awd .determined .ckaraoi
ter of thble on board,; the .great awgorirj
of them are young men, whose goVifieia
Yankee energy willmakethem valnabieaad
active members of society in whatever land
thej may locate.' Tbey are mainly, of the
very best and most valuable class of . clti-
zens, and their loss Will be seriously fe7
God speed end success to there, -tn iiji m
their new and trying paths of life. ' Ted
thousand hearts are sad while-Memory re-;
calls the absent; but Hope and Youth sow
strong, and Love undying. , May many si
happy meeting be the sequel to he tnaay.
parting of yesterday. N. Y. Tribune of
the 1 4th. . " '' : ' ': '.'.
Enerirr is omnipotent, !: The clouds tbat
surround tbe houseless boy of to-day-trst
dispersed, and be is invited to paiaee. ' It
a the work of energy.,- Tbe child who its)
beggar this moment, ia a. fpw jetrs to come,
may stand forth the. admiration ;of.. angels I
Who has not seen, the life-given power of
energy ? It makes the wilderneis to bloom
as a rose; .whitens the oceanf haviatesour'
rivers; levels 'mountains!' paves wltfittron
highway from State, to Statej aha ietidl
through, with the speed of lightning, kitelli
gence, from one extremity of the land to tbe
other. Without energy,' what is' man? A
fool, a clod. -.. . -.::.'.; z.. :.. '.! -t u
Truth. A parent may leave - an' eittii
to bis son, but how soon may it be mortgag
ed! He may leave bim money, bnt Bow
soon may.it be squandered. Bettef - kavet
aim a sound constitution, habits otvudus-
try an onblenisbed reputation,4god edu
cation, and an inward abhoranee,of vitti bi
env shape or f orm; these cannot be wrested
from him, and are better than tbbtssands of
gold and silver. ' f;t-;; .-'t .
"ltfv dear." said an asaersonataerjaaaa t "
ber husband, "am Inot yournjolt tif asare?''-- - "
"Oh yes,? was the coxd . reply,, "and I
would willingly. lay it up ;in. hea,ven."-
What an "insinuating" wretch 1 "
... ..... ....... . ..-.n t.m ..;r.
A HitwHm IacoiieWe nwdersbmdVaay '
.1. t n-i. ' - tt d- - - J - x
the late John Potter,; hts.soo-hl'Iaw, Comasodora
Stockton, bas received an-addtfion ot f24bXXT
ner annum. The.annual inobme of tbe CbnufJo
dore cam hardly be' estlmafed at lets thastcV
hundred thousand collars, and probably snore,
A lady of Lynn, ia Mass., wbo...has . re
cently returned freny the MormoB setUe
ment at the Great Sait Lake eoafirsas'i
statement which appaajrtd few da js"si(0e.
in the Philadelphia Sxtk AmerkanV, tUL
the laws of the community permit, too merni
to have as many wives as the daa snepart
the young being) eUe 1 9 take
or six only, and tbe oidera fWerjW "
1.,:, iJ b.WI trtAn4
If man could bare bi wiatei A
double, bis treoJslelr.L-T umdr J fiu'3t
A falsa friend aad. ahaiaaSBl1lUX
wnile tbe su&shisjesj,, , ' f,ua:-.v. a4 ...
UUanri i m leisHrs ' " : c- - '
veil t ' jcd!rt.r-tO.JCaJthra.,: