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Hotel Marketing in Hew York. Oar New York correspondent, says the Press, sends us a sketch of the market statis tics of a first class hotel in “the Empire City.” He has been invited to accompany the steward, or inteodant, to market, and assist in purchas ing one day’s food, and says : "I confess the programe was rather appalling, what hungry wretches we are I What heca tombs it takes to tame down our appetites.' First to Washington market "the land of the beef, the home of the bird.” Here the slew ard intimates to the man who “runs wid de masheen and kills for Keyser,” that he desires thirty racks of mutton three setts of ribs of beef for roasting, three surloins of beef, two lambs, four legs ol mutton, two rumps of ine briated beef, besides any quantity of calves’ heads, kidneys, tripe and sweetbreads. Next of the feathery tribe, he rails for thirty pairs toasting chickens, thirty-five pairs for broil ing, thirty-six Philadelphia squabs, fifty chick en partridges, and several flocks of young ducks and green geese—the whole making a cart load of things to roast, boil, broil and fry. Our anticipatory appetite gorged with the Besh of beasts of the field and fowls of air and barnyard, over we trudge to Fulton market, •t the other terminus of the street. Here, af ter a few satisfactory experimental tests and tastes, we think we shall be able to get through the day with six barrels of rausk-mellons, six of water-raellons, four baskets of peaches, fifty pounds of bot-bouse grapes, four baskets ol tomatoes, two hundred ears of corn, two hun dred okras, two barrels potatoes, and frightful quantities of string beans, Lima beans, turnips, carrots, onions, cabbages, cucumbers, lettuce egg-plant, parsley, mint, &c &c. Perhaps you may have the honor of recol lecting three highly respectable old gentlemen of antiquity called Apicius. The first, who lived in the lime of Syila, was simply a fec-der and of not much account. The second who was more of a gentleman, lived during the ad ministration of Tiberias. This chap went in strong for fish and cake. Ordering up his yacht, he made a special sail on one occasion, over to Africa, where he understood the shell fish were tip-top; but when he approached the land, and the fishermen came off with what they asserted to be their best article, the rubicund old gentlemen found them to be infe rior to the Italian, placed them to the lip of bis nose, made a certain peculiar move ment with his fingers, winked a very sly wink ordered the pilot to put about and “put” for home without even landing. Apicius number three was a great fellow for oysters, and wrote several scrappy pamphlets on cookery. Could these musty old ancients have witnessed the general lo<«eness with which we ordered the day's edibles, they would have incontinently confessed the maize, at once ordered dinner at the hotel we catered for, and solicited the hon or of an introduction to its genial host. Thk Cocstbt around Mabtinez. — A. cor respondent of the Contra Costa Gazette thus writes : Leaving Martinez, wc traveled upon a grav elly but smooth road, between rolling hills cov ered with wild oats and the evergreen live and white oaks of California. Hero and there we passed beautiful cottages enclosed hy good fences, and blessed with fine shade and fruit trees. About four mitles fiom Martinez, we arrived at a new and quite thrifty place, called Pacheco Valley. At this place wc found several neat stores, quite a number of dwelling houses, a fine flouring mill, with new and ex cellent machinery ; a very i cat butcher's simp, wherein can be obtained all kinds of edibles that the country affords. We noticed on sale fowls of all kinds, which we were informed were very numerous in that neighborhood, of j both the tame and wild species. About a mile below Pacheco, we alighted and inspected a fine store-house, also situated on the creek, which we learned was capable of h dding 40,- 000 sacks of wheat, of a hundred pounds each. Ihe house was well filled, and heavily laden teams were constantly arriving driven by the happy and smiling husbandmen of the sur rounding country. Another mile lower down the cieek. brought us to another store-house, which is also capable of holding some 30.000 sacks of wheat, and from all indications was being rapidly filled At the village of Pache co, there are also established two lumber yards, which contain every variety of lumber necessa ry for building purposes, and from what we learned and witnessed, we judge they are well satisfied with their sales. A new hotel was completed and torown open to the public a few days ago. leaving Pacheco, we found spread before ns one of the most delightful valleys the human eye ever met, and of considerable extent, being, we supposed, about eight miles long, and averaging two and a halt miles in width. It is called Nassau Valley, and presents a beau tiful appearance when viewed from the dis tance, or as one passes through it, being cover ed and shaded by the noble, wide-spreading oaks, standing at quite regular distances apart, as though set out by the hands of man. Na ture, however, did the work. Adding very much to the beauty of this valley, is the far famed Mount Diablo, situated on thecast side, and the rolling hills on the west. While riding along through the valley, we were constantly iu view of comfortable residences, with out houses and appurtenances; and if happiness ever appeared in its fullest glory, it is here to be witnessed, as one views the husbandman and his wife, sitting under the shade of a state ly oak, or porch of the house, resting from their toils, whilst their laughing children are playing with pet dogs, our feeding the fowls of the yard. Grazing between the trees, through out the valley we witnessed herds of fine horses cattle and sheep, the property of the thrifty and industrious husbandman, whose toils had been thus rewarded. I®” “Set Lovegood” is responsible for the following ; Jim H tells a good yarn about one of our ‘•sboll bark lawyers.” His client was up on two small charges, "frivolous charges," as shell-bark designated them, (forging a note of hand and stealing a horse.) On running his ere over the jury, he didn't like their looks, so he prepared an affidavit for continuance, set ting forth the absence in Alabama of a princi pal witness. He read it in a whisper to the prisoner, who, shaking his head, said, “Squire. 1 can't swear to that ar dockymint.” “Why?” “Kase hit hamt true." Old shell inflated and exploded loud enough to be heard throughout the room. “What! forge a note an' steal a boss, an’ can't swear to a lie ? IV—n such a squeamish sumick as that .' I'm done with all such infernal faoK” And he left the conscien tious oue to bis fate. A Religiocs Slander Refuted.—A man was charged with having violently dragged his his wife from a revival meeting, and com pelled her to go home with him. He let the story travel along until he bad a (air opportu nity to give it a broaside. Upon keing charg ed with the offence he replied as follows : In the first place, 1 have never attempted to influence my wife in her views in a choice of a meeting. Secondly —my wife has not attend ed any of the revival meetings, in the third p lace— I have not even been to any of the meet ings whatever. To conclude —neither my wife nor myself have any inclination to go to these meetings. Finally —l never bad a wife. THE WEEKLY BUTTE RECORD. The Wants of the Age. What wants the age ? Heart-earnest men To spread the truth the truth defend; Such on earth we need again As God indent times did send; Men reckless or of wealth or fame. Of ignominy,scorn or shame. The stake, the faggot, or the flame; Their only object God; and truth their only aim. What wants the age? Hcaven-given powers, The seeds of discord to remove; To make this daepel earth of ours A scene of ave-increasing love. To banish hatred, sl.ife and feud. And Error's evil-brining brood ; To gain the pure, the true, the good, Tojoin our struggling race in one great brotherhood This lovely tress—this raven tress— That oft to heart and lip I press; I know not if it used to deck The Parian whiteness of her neck. Or o'er her blue-veined temple strayed. Or on her beaming brow was laid. Or fell upon the stainless snow Of her young cheek—l only know It is the loveliest of curls, And from the loveliest of girls! Ay, ? tis a thing to love and bless, This little dark and shining tress; Dark as the midnight forest’s gloom, Dark as the tempest spirit's plume. Dark as the stern Death-Angel’s seal, Bnt shining as the battle steel, And she, b}’ whom this gem was given, Seems to my heart a thing of Heaven— An angel dream—a gentle dove Sent forth from God's own ark of love— A aision come from paradise Awhile to gladden mortal eyes— A star, of Heaven's own star the pride, Glassed in the dark world’s stormy tide. Caught on the Jury. —The following, which we have heard told as fact sometime ago, may be beneficial to some gentleman who has a young and unsuspecting wife : A certain man. who lived about ten miles from K , was in the habit of going to town about once a week and getting on a regular spree, and would not return until he had time to "cool off,” which was generally two or three days. His wife was ignorant of the cause of his staying out so long, and suffered greatly from anixiety about his welfare. When he would return, ot course his confiding wife would inquire what had been the matter with him. and the invariable reply was ; "that he was caught on the jury and couldn't get off." Having gathered his corn and placed it in a large heap, he, according to custom, determin ed to call in his neighbors and have a real corn shucking frolic. So he gave Ned, a faith ful servant, a jug and an order to go to town and get a gallon of whisky—a very necessary article on such occasions. Ned mounted a mule and was soon in town, and, equipped with the whisky, re-mounted to set out for home, all buoyant with the prospect of fun at "shuck ing.” W hen he had proceeded a few hundred yards from town he concluded io try the 'stuff,' and, not satisfied with once, he kept trying until the world turned around so fast that he turned off -the mule, and then be went to sleep and the mule to grazing. It was now nearly night, and when Ned awoke it was just before the break o'day, and so dark that he was una ble to make any start until light. As soon as his bewilderment had subsided so that he could get the “point,” he started with aif empty jug, the whiskey having run out, and afoot, for the male had gone home. Of course he was contemplating the application of a "two year old hickory” as he went on at the rate of 2:40. Ned reached home about breakfast time and "fetched up" at the back door with a de cidedly guilty countena ce. ‘‘What in thunder have you been at, you black rascal,” said his master. Ned knowing his master's excuse to his wife when he got on a spree, determined to tell the truth if he died for it, and said : “Well, master, to tell the truth. I was kotch on the jury and could'nt get off. —Nashville News. Haunted Chamuer.—A room in the princi pal inn a country town had ihe reputation of being haunted. Nobody would sleep in it and it was therefore shut up ; but it so hap pened that at an election the inn was quite full, and there was only the haunted room un occupied. A gentleman’s gamekeeper came to the inn, exceedingly fatigued by a long jour ney. and wanted a bed. He was informed that unless he chose to occupy the haunted room he must seek a room elsewhere. “Haunted!” exclaimed he; “stuff and non sense! I’d sleep in it! Ghost or demon. I'll take a look at what haunts it.” Accordingly, after fortifying himself with a pipe and tankard, he took up his quarters in the haunted chamber and retired to rest. He had not lain down many minutes when the bed shook under him most fearfully. He sprang out of bed. struck a light (for he had taken the precaution to place a box of lucifer matches by his bedside.) and made a careful examina tion of the room, but could discover nothing. The courageous fellow would not return to bed ; but remained watching for some time. Presently he saw the bed shake violently ; the floor was Arm; nothing moved but the bed. Determined, if possible, to find out the cause of his bed-quake, he looked in the bed, uuder the bed and near the bed. and not seeing anything to account for the shaking, which every now and then seemed to seize upon the bed, he at last pulled it from the wall. Then the “mur der came out.” The sign-board of the inn was fastened to the outer wall by a nnt and screw, which came through to the back of the bed, and when the wind swung the sign-board to and fro, the movement was communicated to the bed, causing it to shake in the violent manner. The game-keeper, delighted at hav ing hunted up the ghost, inlormed the land lord the next morning of the real nature of his unearthly visitor, and was handsomely rewar ded for rendering a room, hitherto useless, now quite servicible. All the ghost stories on re cord might no doubt have been traced to sim ilar causes, <* those to whom the “ghost” ap peared has been as plucky as our game-keep er.—Ex. Douglas. —Every body here as well as else where, wants to know how the Little Giant is making it go against the fire of his ancient foes and the money of his late friends. Let us say to the thousands of Douglas' friends who read our paper that he is whaling the whole of them in a style that is beautiful to behold. Crowds of five to ten thousand meet to hear him and the shouts of applause are indicative of a hold in the popular heart that cannot be shaken. The Chicago Times publishes the match speeches of Douglas and Lincoln in full and to read them makes one sorry that “Abe.” ever left his Grocery for the field of debate. Lin coln has “mixed liquors” a good deal in his business, but the “mix” he has made of politics has well nigh nauseated his warmest suppor ters. To carry the Illinois Senate, Douglas has to get eight Senators and Lincoln twelve. A well informed Republican from Chicago tells ns “that no man can beat Douglas in Illinois,” and we believe it— North lows Times. OROVILLE, SATURDAY MOEKING, NOVEMBER 6, 1858. The following was one of the late Major Noah's stories; “Sir, bring me a good plain dinner.” said a melancholy looking individual to a waiter at one of our principal hotels. ‘•Yes, sir.” The dinner was brought and devoured, and the eater called the landlord aside, and thus addressed him : ‘ You are the landlord ?” “Yes.” “Youdo a good business here?” “Yes,” (m astonishment.) “You make probably ten dcl’ars a day, clear ?” “Y*.” “Then lam safe. I cannot pay for what I have consumed. I have been out of employ ment seven months ; but I have engaged to work to-morrow. 1 had been without food four and twenty hours when I entered your board ing bouse. I will pay you in a week." “I cannot pay my bills with such promises," blustered the landlord ; ‘ and I do not keep a poor house. You should address the proper authorities. Leave me something for securi ty, sir.” “I have nothing.” "I will take your coat" “My dear sir, it 1 go into the street without that, I will get my death, such weather us this.” ’“You should have thought of that before you came here.” “You are serious? Well, I solemnly over that one week from now I will pay you.” “I will take the coat.” The coat was left and a week afterward re deemed. Seven years alter that a wealthy man enter ed the political arena and was presented to a caucus as an applicant for a Congressional nomination. The principle of the caucus held his peace—he heard the name an 1 history of the applicant, who was a member of a church, and one of the most respectable citizens. He was the chairman. The vole was a tie, and he cast a negative, thereby deleating the wealthy applicant, whom he met an hour af terwards, and to whom lie said— “ You don’t remember me ?” “No.” “I once ate a dinner in your hotel, and al though I told you 1 was famishing, and pledged my word and honor to pay you in a week, you took my coat and saw me go out into the in elemontuir at the risk of my life without it.” “Well, sir. what then?” “Not much. You called yourself a Chris tian. To night you were a candidate or nom ination, and but for me you would have been elected to Congress.” Three years after the Christian hotel-keeper became a bankrupt. The poor dinnerless wretch that was. is now a high functionary in Albany. We know him well. The ways of Providence are indeed wonderful, and the world’s mutations almost beyond conception or belief. Didn't .See It.— A short lime since a young man living in Ogdensburg, whose name we shall call George, took to drinking rather more Ilian usual, and some of his friends endeavored to cure him. One day, after he had been drink ng several times, they got him in a room, and commenced conversing about delirium tremens, directing all their remarks U> Uua, and telling what fearful snakes and rats were always seen by the victims of ibis horrible disease, when the conversation waxed high on this terrible theme, one of the number stepped out of the room, and from a trap which was at hand, let a large rat into the room. None of his friends appeared to see it ; but the young man who was to be the victim seized a chair and hurled it at the rat, smashing the chair in the opera tion. Another chair shared the same (ate, when his frien ; s seized him, and with terror depicted in their (aces, demanded to know what was the matte. “Why. don’t you see that big rat ? ' said he, pointing to the animal, which, after the manner o r rats, was making its way around the room, close to the walls. They all saw it, but all replied that they didn’t see it—••there was no rat.” “But there is!" said he, as another chair went to pieces in an ineßeclual attempt to crush the rat. At this moment they again seized him, and after a terrific scafiie, (hr-w him down on the floor, and with terror in their faces, yeiled : “Charley ! run for the doctor !’’ Charley started for the door, ween George desired to be inlormed “what in h— was up.” “L’p 1” said they, “why, you've got the de lirum tremens !’’ Charley opened the door to go out, when George raised himself o" his elbow and said. “Charley where are you going 1” “Go n'g !" said Charley, “going lor a doc tor.” “Going for a doctor,” rejoined George, “for what ?” “For what!” repealed Charley, “why.you’ve got the delirium tremens !” “The delirium treraecs —have I?” repeated George. “How do you know I’ve got the de lirium tremens?” “Easy enough,” says Charley; “you’ve com menced seeing rats.” "Seeing rats I” said George, in a sort of musing way ; “seeing rats. Think you must be mistaken, Charley.” “Mistaken!” said Charley. “Yes. mistaken,” rejoined George. “ I ain't the man—l haven’ seen no rut.'’’ The boys let George up after that, and from that day to this he hasn’t touched a glass of liquor, and hasn't seen no rats." The Thackeray and Yates Literary Row.—Thackeray vs. "Young Grub Street” is likely to become a cause celebre in the Eng lish courts. Young Grub Street, who is Ed mund Yates, as is well known, said in a pen and ink sketch that Thackeray was supercil ious and that the bridge of his uose had been broken. This last, is not concealed even by spectacles ; and, though Samuel 1-awreuce. the artist, when painting the author of Vanity Fair , represented him with upturned face, as if he were snuffing up the morning air, after a late sup|icr, be was unable wholly to conceal the effects of the accident. Allusions to personal deformities are what public men are usually very tetchy about. So not content with stick ing Yates into The Virginians as the manag ing committee of the Garrick Club, of which both are members. Here, rather unexpected ly, Charles Dickens and Sir James Willis (the judges) sided with Yates, declaring that the complaint was frivolous. But a majority de cided that, to avoid expulsion, Yales should apologize or resign. He declines doing so ;he had been duly elected a member of the club ; be had as duly paid bis entrance fee and an nual subscription ; the committee had no right, he says, to enter into the merits of a private misunderstanding between two members ; he would not retire ; and he could not legally be expelled. The last point was submitted by the club management to "counsel learned in the law,” and their opinion favors Yates’ view. So, it is proposed to dissolve the club; to dis pose of its property (including an unrivalled gallery of theatrical portraits, once the pro|ier ly of the elder Charles Mathews) and then to re model the club, re electing each and every one of its present members except Yales. Thackeray, who has caricated and satirized more people than any writer of the day, can not bear to have a little attention paid to bis own points. Hence the scrimmage. The World. By the Overland Mail. We are indebted to the San Krantisco Her ald for the following intelligence : Burning of the Austria.— The following dispatch dated Halifax, September 27th, af£ pears in the Fort Smith Time* of October 6th : The bark Lotus from Liverpool, arrived at Halifax harbor on Sunday afternoon, with twelve of the sixty-seven surviving passengers of the steamship .. nstria—burnt at sea Sept. 13th. in lat. 45 deg. min. 100. 41 deg. 31 min 01 taken from the bark Maurice on the 14th. At a little after twoo’clock, on the 13th, dense volumns of smoke burst from the after entrance of the steerage.. The ship was instant ly put at half speed, at which she continued until the Magazine exploded. The engineers it is interred, were instantly suffocated, h ire was next seen breaking through the lights mid ships, and travelled aft with fearful rapidity. Some persons let down a boat from the port side of the quarterdeck, and she was thought to be crushed under the strew. An attempt was made to launch a boat OB the starboard side but it w§s swamped trom the numbers who rushed into it, and all were lost. All the first cabin passengers were on the poop except a few gentlemen who must have been smothered in the smoking room. Many* second cabin pas sengers were also on the poop, but a number of them got shut into their cabin by fire. Some of them were pulled up through the ven tilator, but the greater number could not be extricated. The last woman drawn op said there were six already sufficated. The ladies and gentlemen on the poop jumped into the sea by twos and threes, some of t 1 e ladies in flames. Several hesitated, but were driven to it at the last moment. In half an hour not a soul was to be seen on the poop. The French bark Maurice, Capt. Ernest Bruce, came along side the steamer at about 6 o clock p. si., and rescued forty passengers, chiefly taken off the bowsprit. A few were picked up floating around. At about eight o'clock one of the metallic boats came up with about twenty-three persons including the first and third officers. After wards three or four men were picked up floa'- ing on a piece of floating boat. The second officer was taken up, having been swimming six hours. He and the thrid officer were se verely burnt. One male passenger was burnt frightfully and others slightly. There were but s x wonoti saved, three of whom wore burnt. A Norwegian bark came up with the steamer next morning, and a boat was observ ed going round the burning ship. They may have picked up a few persons but only a few. The Maurice had no communication with the Norwegian bark. The Austria belonged to the Hamburg-Amcrican Steam Packet Com pany, and was built by Caird <Sc Co., at Green ock, in 1857. She was 2.334 register, 311 feet long, 40 feet wide, depth 26 feet or 33 feet from spar deck, and her draught of water at the load line was 19'y feet. Her frame was of wrought iron plates of 1 1-8 to I 5-8 inches thick, fastened with a rivet % of an inch in diameter and 2% inches apart. Her engines were direct acting, with two cylinders of 70 inches each, stroke of piston 3}i feet, and was provided with four horizontal tubular boilers. Site also had an independent steam fire and bilge pump, and two bilge injections. The value of the vessel was $290,000, for which amount she was equally insured in Hamburg and- England* She bad «. I rd about. 4C3 lons of valuable freight f-om Hamburg, amounting, probably, to 250.000, of which there was considerable insured in this city. The Heavens before and after Dawn.— I had occasion, a few weeks since, to take the early train from Providence to Boston, and lor this purpose rose at two o'clock in the morn ing. It was a mild serene midsummer's night; the sky was without a cloud ; the winds were hushed. The moou, then in the last quarter, had just risen, and the stars shone with a spec tral lustre, but little affected by her presence. Jupiter, two hours high, was the herald of the day ; the Pleiades, just above the horizon, shed their sA'cet influence in the East; I.yra spark eled near the zenith ; Andromeda veiled her newly discovered glories from the naked eye in the South ; the steady pointers, tar beneath the pole, looked meekly up from the North their sovereign. Such was the glorious spectacle as I entered the train. As we proceeded, the timid ap proach of twilight became more perceptible ; the intense blue of the sky began to soften; the smaller stars, like little children, went first to rest; the sister beams of the Pleiades soon melted together; but the bright constellation of the West and .Vorth remained unchanged. Stead ly the wondrous transfiguration weni on. Hands of angels hidden from mortal eyes shif ted the scenery of the heavens; the glories of the night dissolved into the glories of the dawn. The blue sky now turned more softly gray ; the great watch stars shut op their holy eyes ; the East began to kindle. Faint streaks of purple soon blushed along the sky; the whole celes tial concave was filled with the inflowing tides of the morning light, which came pouring down from above in one great ocean of radi ance, till at length, as we reached the Blue H'dls. a flash of purple fire blazed out from above the horizon, and turned the dewy tear drops of flower and leaf into diamonds and ru bies. In a few seconds the everlasting gates of the morning were thrown wide open, and the lord of day, arrayed in glories too severe for the guze ot man, began his state. —Edward Everett. The Long Path— The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table proposed to the sweet young school-mistress, and was accepted, it was done on Boston Common thus : •‘lt was on the common that wc were walk ing. The mall or boulevard of our common, you know has various branches leading from it in various directions. One of these runs down ward from opposite Joy street southward across the whole length of the common to Boylston street. We called it the long path and were fond of it. I felt very weak indeed (though of a toler able robust habit) as we came opposite the head of this path on that morning. I think I tried to speak twice without making myself distinctly audible. At last I got out the question, will you take the long path with me ? Certainly, said the schoolmistress with much pleasure. Think. I said, before you answer; it you take the long path with me now, I shall interpret that we are to part no more! The school mistress stepped back with a sudden movement, as if an arrow had struck her. One of the long granite blocks used as scats was hard by, the one you may still see by the tiiuko tree. Pray sit down, I said. No, no, she answered softly, I will walk the long path with you! The old gentlemen who sits opposite, met us walking, arm in arm about the middle of the long path, and said, very charmingly—-Good morning, my dears 1’ ” An old settler, bragging to a new comer of the grazing land in bis neighborhood, said, ‘lt yields two pounds of tallow to every square foot, and the cows come up with butter in one side of the bag and cheese in the other.” Pale ale and ale pale is all the same. Bat there is a distincsioo, with a difference, be tween a rump steak and a stump rake, as well as between boiled onions and oilded bamnions Wifdom of Topping. Athletic Sports. The readers of the Times must have noticed the extraordinary incr ase of attention’ lately on the part of the public to base ball and cricket playing. For a score of years back, persons anxions to see a game of cricket could be gratified at Harlem, or at Hoboken, on al most any fair simmer Jay, but the players were genet ally Englishmen, and the few Yan kees who went in came out with blistered hands and defeat. Yankees protested that when they fairly a 1 tempted 1 a share of the lion ets of the field, they stood no chance; that the old cricketers, by lair means or foul, always conspired to seize the victory ; even that they hired professional players to conduct the game lor them when the odds were on Jonathan’s side, and so it came at last to be believed that no man who did not drop his Hs could possi bly win btnors at bowling or wicket-keep ing. Meanwhile, bas,' ball was one of the games we read of. and remembered as in pretty near ly the category of the blind-man’s butt, goal, and tag. that so delighted us when we were quite young gentlemen. On some grand holi day, certain grown up bold boys would go down into a secluded suburban valley, us fur as possible out of sight of the multitude that would be sure to make merry over the awk ward pitching and the outrageous misses to catch, and have a grand time. But the young folks wete kept too busy to think of playing ball as a business, and the old folks frown jd upon all such wastes ol time. Bot the newspaper have been talking up the value of bodies— preaching for years past that liumau flesh was a very fair article whin well kept—indeed that is was the only pickle that would keep souls from spoiling above ground. Certain Germans—Turners—by their exploits have kept before the public, too, the excellence of muscle, and glorified the employment of phy sical exercise. This preaching and these ex amples, are at last telling on our people, and now every fair afternoon all the heights in the neighborhood of New York and Brooklyn are crowded with men and women, old and young, to see these ball-players. The (lag of some dub is always living, and two lads seldom meet in the street with ten minutes to spare that they are not practising throw and catch. The talk of all the urchins, is of bats, and runs, and umpires. The old people are pretty nearly as much infected as the young. The oldest deacon in one of our straightest churches was around a few days since with an invitation to join and Old People’s Club, which is to play every Sat urday afternoon. We bail the fashion with delight. It prom ises, besides its hosts of other good works, to kill out the costly dissipating target excur sions. We predict that it will spread - Irom the city to the country, and revive there, where it was dying out, a love of the noble came; that it will bring pale faces and sal low complexions into contempt; that it will make sad times for the doctors, and insure to our well beloved country a generation ol stal wart men, who will save her independence, not withstanding that she is bitched to her old mother by a cable through which a London Lord Mayor can receive and return bis con gratulations with the Honorable Mayor of New York all within a week. —New York Times. How Eooßsb.Spb pgitp to WjutkFrom the great square of Annecy, any of the inhabi tants will show a stranger, if he is disposed to travel so far, a very neat little residence about half a league off. on the slope of the hill—that is the present abode ol the Apostle of Social ism. Jfe is not now awakened by yonng nymphs in Greek caps and gauze tunics, ilis friends, the genuine democrats, have coun-clled him to conduct Ids domestic concerns in a style less pagan ; so his household at present con sists of a comely housekeeper and one male at tendant. Kugenc descends, receives a bamboo cane from the hands of his servant, takes a consti tutional walk under the lir trees of the hill, or on the velvety margin of the lake and re-enters with a good appetite to partake of breakfast. [ The fresh breeze from the Alps has agreeably excited the coats of his stomach, and he makes an excellent meal. His presiding Hebe re plenishes his cup. and when “thirst and burger cease,” he enters his study, where this fortun ate Socialist is greeted by numerous orders from the publishers. On a sculptured salvor of gold, the domestic of the bamboo presents his straw-colored kid gloves, without which,as is well known, he never writes: and at every chapter a new and perfumed pair is assumed. 0 people of black and rough hands ! is it you who recommend to your favorite writers these delicate precautions, these coquetish prelimi naries to the works you so eagerly devour. ? By way of recompense, and for the sake of economy, no doubt, he never goes to the ex pense of gloves for bis stylo. He writes five or six hours without scateh or revise, dis patches his manuscripts to the publisher, and from the bottom of bis dreary exile, gains six ty or eighty thousand francs one year with an other. After labor comes the toilette—the toilette ot a prince—and then the sumptuous dinner attends tne noble author, who has just finished such eloquent pages of the misery of the poor. He partakes of every dish with the relish that justly rewa ds a duly well discharged, rises Irom table and finds ready bridled and saddled at the door, a magnificent Arab. Oh, good ness ! what fiery nostrils ! what gracelul sin ewy limb! He bears his master at full gallop along the avenues of the park, and brings him back to the door in two or three hours, with the work of digestion perfectly done. Again installed in his salon, Hebe presents him opium in a Turkish pipe as rich as amber and gold can make it; he smokes and goes to sleep on his silken cushions—wake him not. Grizzi.if.s Around.— The recent snow storm in the mountains has driven these ferocious monsters down into the warmer atmosphere of the valleys, and those who have occasion to travel through the woods will do well to keep a sharp look out for them. On Sunday last, whiles man named Mead was out hunting, on the old Carson Valley read, he came suddenly upon a large grizzly, and being a good marks man, concluded to shoot the bear through the neck and kill it as he had frequently served others. Accordingly he blazed away, and sup posing he had accomplished bis purpose, pro ceeded into the bushes in search of his game. Like the fellow who went after the Know Nothings, be found Ursa Major, but to his sur prise, the beast was only wounded, and mad ened with pain, instantly sprang upon his per secutor. The hunter concluded to try the old game of feigning ‘dead,’ and fell upon his (ace, but the mad bear was not to be deceived in that way, but immediately began to chew up ! his man with savage ferocity. For a wonder. Mead was not killed outright, but escaped with his life, and on Monday last was brought to the County Hospital most shockingly mangled Last Tuesday, near Sly Park, in this county, another man, whose name we have not learned, was attacked by a grizzly and subsequently found dead and torn to pieces. As an evidence of the terrible ferocity of the grizzly, the body of the man was completely severed into three pieces. —Mountain Democrat. Stg~ A Hottentot got up a painting of Heaven. It was an inciosure by a fence made of sausages, while the center was occupied with a fountain that squirted pot-pie. A Yankee. Tl'.e Boston Olive Branch haring called the editor of the X, T, Atlas a Yankee, the Atlas | man gets off the following : ! "Bet we own up to the Yankee, and fed no i little pride in it: but we didn't bail from Berk i shire exactly. We have dropped pumpkins ! seed and eaten hasty pudding and milk in New I Hampshire, and have plowed, mowed and log ged in the State of Maine. We have fished for minnows with a pin-hook, and carried our I bread and butter to school; we hare seed log driving on the Kennebec river ; and we have coaxed a club-footed girl to slide down hill, made slippery by the fall of pine leav *, for the fun of seeing her catch her toes, and roll over and over ; and we have gone into the swamps with two yoke of oxen and a bob-sled, when the snow was five feet deep, and felled trees, and ‘twitched’ logs all day, and went home at : night fall to ‘bean porridge hotwe have been to a lew prayer me, tings that's a fact, and we've been to ‘bushings,’ too, and ‘apple-boeA,' i and raisings,’ and ‘militia-musters.’ ‘We have helped make cider, and afterwards set ‘a straddle' of a barrel and sucked it with a straw. We have sat up all night in a saw mill, ami sat up all night with a ‘gal.’ We have a high opinion of ‘johnny-cake and sas singers.' and we have frequently had a finger in the making of the latter ; we have eaten our share ol codfish and potatoes with pork and scraps, and we guess we have licked a proper portion of ‘lasses candy,’ and some boys ; we have pulled flax fur a ninepence a day, because we had a sick head ache and couldn't go to i school, and have had teeth pulled with a piece of strong thread; we have traveled over the' fields in spring with a maul, knocking about the wbat-you-call-cms, and have popped corn in the ashes ; we have turned the grind stone all day to sharpen a new axe, swapped jack knives, broken steers and colts, set traps for skunks and wood-chucks, tapped our own shoes, •licked the school-master,’robbed the milk pans of cream and laid to the cat, pitched into the ‘apple-sass,’ hooked loaf sugar, and numberless other things ‘too numerous to mention,’ but for particulars of which see small bills." Remarkable Longevity. —Probably the oldest person known in America was the vener able Indian Placido, who died on the 20th of September, 1858, at San Buenaventura, at the extraordinary acre of one hundred and thirty seven years. “Eighty-four years ago, ’says the Gaceta de Santa Barbara, fr m which we translate the fa it, “the Mission of San Buena ventura was founded, and he worked at it as a blacksmith.” Thus as long ago as 1774. the year of the first Congress at Philadelphia, Placido was in vigorous man hood. lie was born in 1721, during the reign of George I. when Robert Walpole was Prime Minister of England, and when none of our great patriots—Washington. Samuel and John Adams, Putiick Henry. Jeffer.-on, and Han cock had yet seen the light. In the year of the Boston massacre, he was past the prime of life, being forty nine years old. At the lime of the Declaration of Independence he was fifty-five, and at the time of the las: war with England, ninety-three. When the Spanish Padres journeyed up from the southward and discovered the Bay of San Francisco, Placido was nearly half a century old ; but had he beca gifted at that lime with the spirit of pro- 1 pht-ctf. with the cultivation of mind to appre ciate the possible future, it is doubtful if he could have conjured up the magical reality upon which i.e has gazed (or the last time. These are perhaps inappropriate speculations to associate with the file and death of a poor, ignorant Indian, but the question presents it self at the same time, will equally momentous changes lake place in the world's his’ory with in the next century and a quarter ? Extraordinary if True. —An eastern pa per publishes the following, purporting to be an extract from a California letter. It appears in the Nevada Democrat. “A singular metamorphosis, followed by cu rious results, showing the effects on some peo ple. has occurred here. About four years since a man from the Eastern States came to this country to engage in mining. He went up to Tuolume, and commenced laboring in a claim upon Wood's Creek. In a short time his hair, which was of a light brown or Auburn color, began to fall off, and soon there was not a soli tary hair on any part of his body ! Singular to relate, the man's general health was good during the lime of his peeling. But, what is more remarkable, the general physical appear ance of the man began lo change rapidly. He was originally‘long, lank and lean,' but now he began to assume Salstaffan proportions. Al though a large boned person, when he came to this country he only weighed one hundred and sixty pounds, but in seven months after his ar rival at the mines bis weight was upwards o( three hundred pounds. All things must have an end, and so did our hero's increase in size come to a slop. Then i' was that hair began to grow. But now, strange to say, bis hirsute appendages, instead of being auburn color, as before, are ccal black. Instead of the sandy whiskers be has whiskers as black as jet. One would naturally think that the individual, after undergoing all these transformations,had grown out of the recollections of his friends. Now the hero of this singular transformation, on leaving his home, left behind an affectionate wife. After residing here about three years, he sent for her, and she came to meet her long absent lord. When the steamer arrived, a very large man with black hair and whiskers met her and claimed her as his wife. Bhe repudia ted, would not hear him, for she had beard of the wickedness of this country, and she was cautious. She endeavored for two months to find the husband who hud left her, then gave him up for dead, and retur cd to her old borne sorrowful and broken-hearted. The metamor phosed husband is still here, and bitterly does lie curse the change in bis fortunes which so altered his personal appearance that even bis own wife cannot recognize him. At present there is not the least prospect of losing his superabundant flesh or bis hair again changing color. Tup. Mo.nkkt that comf.s nearest to Mam.— At a lute meeting of the Academy of Sci ences. M. Geoffroy St. Hilaire presented a printed essay of his on the kinds of monkeys approaching nearest to the human type. In this essay he established the fact that the Go rilla is a distinct genus. and not a species of the Troglodyte (Chipaozet) genus ; the latter being nearer to the human type than the for mer in many respects, besides being witherto the only monkey known having flattened nails like a man. and’ only eight bones at the carpus or wrist. The Gorilla however goes fbrtner in this respect, for it not only has both the above peculiarities, but also Another equally characteristic of the human rac:. namely a broad palm. It is, moreover, the most gigan tic of all monkeys, aud in habit* the western coast of Africa north and south of the equator. The negroes call it Jina or N Jina ; it inhab its the forests, and lives upon reeds, and fruit and leaves of various plants. The hut* the Gorillas build for themselves are much more clumsily made than those ol the Chimpahzees. These two races do not mix together, and the Gorilla Is by far the stronger of the two. 8®“ A I»nd<in writer in a provincial paper says the circulation of the Times is decidedly on be wane, damaged by the issue of cheap daily papers. NO. 52. Indigenous Sugar Cane. In getting to California we made the jour ney of the plain*. v>a Platte River the South- Pas* and Humboldt River. In coursing along the valley of the Humboldt, a distance of over three hundred miles over almost intermi nable sand and aage plains, with little good grass for oar animals, save here and there at long intervals a fine meadow upon some moist ened alluvial of the stream, we at length reach ed that lower portion of the route known as the Big Meadows, twenty mile* above the Lake or Sink. Here are Vthbmeadows of gran, the higher portion producing that which is fit for animals; the lower, a coarse sedge upon which no animal will feed unless it is absolutely ne ecsssary to keep life within. Along with this sedge, and sometimes in patches entirely apart from it, is seen a still coarser product,' resem bling .broom-corn in its growth, though not so rank or thick in the stock as broom-cora grows with us. It was noticed that whenever our animals strayed within reach of this product, they invariably commenced feeding greedily upon it. prelerring it even to the finer grasses ol the higher grounds. Here too, we found a small band of Pah Utahs, cutting and bundling the same product—after stripping it of its leaves— and having loaded themselves to their utmost strength, started (or a wooded ravine in the mountains full four miles distant to the east. The product is simply a variety of sugar cane indigenous to that locality, and well known to the Indians of the interior, and from which they make with their own rude means a very far article of syrup. John Kirk, Ksq., United States Road Commissioner, in Ids sur vey of the route from Honey laike to City Rocks near Salt Lake, also speaks of a variety of wild sugar cane, as growing upon the lower section of the Humboldt, upon which animals eagerly feed, and from which the Indians of tiie country manulacture a sirup. The same plant also grows in prolusion upon the borders of the sinks of both the Carson and Walker s Rivers. Now it this product, be it what it may, growing wild, will, by the use of the rudest of all rude appliances for its extraction—pound ing in stone mortars—yield a juice so easily convertible into a sirup that the very lowest in the scale of human beings can effect it. may it not be a product that with proper cultivation would prove a valuable addition to our list of sccharine producing plants? As the plant flourishes in soils tulc-producing and highly alkaline, are we not sale in believing that there are vastlractsof land admirably adapted to its growth, and wholly unlit lor any oilier as useful product, within tho bordcsof our State? So well satisfied are we from repeated tastings of tliecane of its highly sacharine quality, and its usefulness as a cultivated product, if only for puiposes ol stock-feeding, around the bor ders of our lule and marsh lands, that we have made arrangements to secure its introduction, either by seeds or rooted plants, as early as human agency can well effect it. —California Cultural. Bio Brindi.k. — ln Nashville, many year* ago, there resided a gentleman of great hospi tality, large fortune, and though uneducated, possessed of hard-knot sense. Col. W. had been elected to the Legislature, and had also' been Judge of the county court. His eleva tion, however, had made him somewhat pomp ous, and he became very loud in using big words. On bis farm be bad a large mischiev ous ox, called "Big Brindle,” which frequent ly broke down his neighbors’ fences, and com mitted other depredations, much to the Colo uefs annoyance. One morning after breakfast, in presence of some gentlemen who bad stay ed with him overnight, and who were now on their way to town, he called his overseer and said to him : “Mr. Alien, I desire you to impound Big Brindle in order that I may hear no more an imadversation of his eternal depredations.” Allen bowed and walked off, sorely puzzled to know what the Colonel meant. ’So after Colonel W. left for town, he went to his wife and asked her what Colonel W. meant by tell ing him to “impound” the ox ? “Why,” said she, ‘ the Colonel means to tell you to put him in a pen.” Allen left to perform the feat, for it was no inconsiderable one, as the animal was very wild and vicious, and after a great deal of trouble and vexation be succeeded. “Well,” said he, wiping the perspiration from his brow and soliloquising, “this is im pounding is it 7 Now lam dead sure the old Colonel w ill ask me if I impounded ‘Big Brin dle,’and I’ll bet I’ll puzzle him as bad as he did me.” The next day the Colonel gave a dinner party, and, as he was not aristocratic. Allen, the overseer, sat down with the company. Af ter the second or third glass was discussed, the Colonel turned to the overseer and said : “Eh, Mr. Allen, did you impound ‘Big Brin dle,’ sir 7” Allen straightened himself up, an J ’ooking around on the company, said ; “Yes I did ; but old ‘Brindle’ transcended the impanel of the impound, and scalterlophis ticated all over the equanimity of the forest.” The company burst into an immoderate fit of laughter, while the Colonel's face reddened with discomfiture. “What do you mean by that, sir?" said he. “Why I mean, Colonel,” said Allen, “that old ‘Brindle,’ being prognosticated with an idea of the cholery, ripped and tared, snorted and pawed dirt, jumged the fence, tuck to the woods, and woald not be impounded no how." This was too much, the company roared again, in which the Colonel was forced to join, and in the midst of the laughter, Allen left the table, saying to himself as be went: “I recicen the Colonel won’t ask me to im pound any more cattle.” A Katl’«ai,ized Chinaman. —The S. F. Call says : Among the Chinese in attendance at the Police Court recently, we noticed the venerable Nip-son. In his early days he was a servant of the Emperor Napoleon at Bt. Helena, and on his death he came to the Uni ted Stales, settled in Charleston. South Caro lina. where he married an American wife, be came an American citizen, end entered into mercantile business. When the gold fever broke out, and a large number of Chinese flocked to this Slate. Nip-son left affairs at Charleston in the custody o; a grown son, and came to this city. From this port he re-visi led China, after nearly forty years’ absence, and was arrested for appearing in European costume. It was only on his donning the Ce lestial habits and cue that he was relieved from the odium of outside barbarism, and he once more trod the streets of Canton “native to the manor born.” Since then, we believe, he has resided in this city in the quiet pursuance of his business, and baa relapsed into the regular habits of his people. He is au intelligent man, and when in proper humor will sfieas of the great conqueror, his English captors, and in dulge in reminiscences of South Carolina poli tics. tgr- In reply to Mrs Julia Branch’s reso lution in the Vermont Free-Love Cooventior, that “the matrimonial contract deprives wo man of her legitimate labor,” the Nashville Bonner wickedly retorts : “This is a slight mistake, it is only by marrying that a woman eon eome to legttmatt labor.''