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THE YAZOO DEMOCRAT.
JPuhlishecl Weekly Office on .71 a in Street. By W. 8. Epperson Ac . W. Jones. VOL. 10. YAZOO CITY, MISSISSIPPI, WEDNESDAY MOENING, DECEMBER 14, 1853. NO. 0. The Yazoo Democrat Is pu'ilishcd WEEKLY", every Wednesday ml TAR EE DOLLARS IN ADVANCE, or four if not paid within on 2 month from the time of subscribing. No piper will be discontinued until all arrearages are paii unlets at the option of the publishers TjSSMS OP ADVERTISING. From one to ton lines, :::::: Eich ebnti nuance::::::::::::: Ten lines for one month,: three :: ::l 00 :::: 50 :::4 00 ::::8 00 14 six ::: :::: :::::: :::: .10 oQ ' N twelve" ::::::::::::::::: 120 'Longer advertisments the same proportion. Obituary rioTloea not exceeding eight lines, published without charge ; longer ones to be paid for at regulaa advertising prices. FrTsutea offiesp set, such as involutions pass ed by n Society on thS rjfeith of a member, to be paid for as advertisements, w. It, Ml EES. R. B. MATES. Wiles 3c A T T O R X V S A T LAW, lyCTLLg re their attention to all business ?T entrusted to them in all the Courts held in the counties of Yazoo an-d Holmes. (rf-Omcein Wilson's building, by the Tel sgraph office. Yazoo Citv, Jan. o, lS."3-ly. ames R "Surrus, G- W. Dougharty Attorney's at Law WILL give pro apt attention to business entrusted to them in Cue Circuit and Pro bate courts of Yazoo Holmes and Madison ond in the Superior courts at Jackson. ?V3 city, July 30th 1851. ly Attorney At L:nv, Yazoo City, Miss. 7"lfjL practice in the courts at Jackson, and the Circuit Courts cl Holmes.; Varoo Carroll, Vttalaand Choctaiv and the chancery court at Carrolton. JAMES n. PATTERSON, COMMISSION IEBCHA f4 T , No. 9. Locust Street, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI. Refer to Messrs. Shropshire & Massey, and R. R. Williamson &. Co., Yazoo City. Oct. 13, 1852, JUNIUS L- JOHASON JOHN SHRYCCK WHOLESALE GROCERS AND COMMIS SION MERCHANTS, .No Sri xMagazine St. Corner Poydras Street, NEW ORLEANS. Oct. 1st 16b - ly B S. T APPAN & C07 DEALERS IN lit S TIEL, BJlUUMi, LikIITH iOOLS, CARRIAGES, SPRINGS, AXLES, CASTINGS, P.UXTIXM PAPER A'D 12, WASHING TUN STREET, Yicksbcug, Mi.ss. D3C. 13, IS Y2. n.-ly F. A. OWEN, New Orleans. W. H. D. WENOEL, Oxford, Miss. P. A. WKX & CK Cotton Factors Commission Merchants No. 17, Car ndelet Street, NEW ORLEANS. Refer to Judge J. R. BURR US, V"azoo City, A. M. WEST, Holmes County, JESSE MABRY, Vernon, Mi. WE are prepairedto make advances and fur nish su jplies to planters "wishing to do business with the above firm. June 0, 1&52. J AMES THARP fc CO. E. E. ERUNER. 1. ERUXEK. OJY goods. Nos. 11 & 13, MagaziEe Street, Corner of Common, New Orleans. The subscribers hav? on hand, and still continue to receive from the North and Eu rope, a co:nplete assortment of European and American Dry Geods suitable for this market and which they respectfully offer ler sale on reasonable terms. Tiieir stock of Dry Goods consists in part "of the following enumerated articles: French md English Negro Blankets; 7-8,4-4, 4-1, and Twilled Lowell-Cottons,: 3-4,7-8,4-4, and Twilled White and Brown, Cottons, Kentucky Linseys and Jeans, Glasgow Jeans and Lowell Linseys, PlaidLinseys for House Servants, Blue and Fancy colored Kentucky Jeans. White, Blui, Red, Yellow, and Green Flannels, .Negro Woolen Caps, Socks and Shirts, Heavy and Ligbt Cottonades and Denims, for plantations. Madras and Mock Madras Handkerchiefs, for Negroes. 31ue, Black and Mixed Satinets, "French Calicoes, Ginghams, Silks, Bareges, tagliah Calicoes, Merinos, Alpacas and Pombazettes, English Hose, Undershirts, Drawers and Cloves. German Hose, and Half-hose, Plain; White, Figured and Colored Swiss Muslins. Irish Linen, Drilling and Diapers, India Rubber Suspenders, Apron Check?; Cotton and Silk Umbrellas, Cotton and Thread Laces, etc. Purchasers are respectfully invited to call ynd examine our stock be "ore making their purchases, NORTH BROTHERS, & CO. New Orleans, Oct. 22d, 1352 ly. Mew Orleans and Yazoo River Packet. LUCY ROBINSON. J. M. Clements, Master. This spleodjd passenger packet will commence i,k regular trips in the above trade about the sroTtMtbernfext, having been purchased for i trade expressly, will run regularly througfe il the season. Sept., 14, 1853.) tt KIT GHEPI, BAILEY & CB, O E N E R A L a R O C E R S 14 CANAL STREET, Cn the Lovee, between Custcm-Housc and the River, Planters' Supplies, Family & Boat Stores Of the best quality, 071 the most liberal terms. o 0 (ClllCULAR.) Neyv-Ori.i.ans, November 5, 1852. Sir Handing you above our Business Card, we brg to call your attention to our xlou.e, and solicit an examination of our Stock and Prices, assuring you that both will be found as satis factory us those f ary other Grocers in the Citv. Our supplies are bought for Cash, and selected with the rreatcst care, with a view of giving satisfaction to our customers. We in vite a call and a full examination of our stuck and prices. Tonus liberal, either for cash or good pnper. Below we give a list of some of the articles we shall at nil times keep nu hand. Planters sending their orders direct to us will be fur nished with article--, not in our line, at thclow' est city prices. Yours, Respectfully. KITCHEN, PATTISON & RAILEY. Si iiAt Bro,vn, Clarified Magnolia, Havana, Powdered, Crushed, Loaf, Nos. 1, 8, Noithcrn Ac New-Orleans. Coffee Rio, Havana, St. Domingo, Lagnay ra, Java in pockets 30 lbs. Mocha do. Molasses Common, Reboiled, Suar-House. St ai) p (Jolden, Sugar-House. Tea Blacl . Green and Mixed of great va riety of brands and (jut lilies. Flour Ohio and St. Louis brands in barrels and half bar re s. Buckwheat In half-barrels, kegs, boxes and bags. Rice Fresh Carolina. i'i,.;':KF.i;s Soda, iNavy, Water, Butter and Fancy. Rutteh Goshen and Westers, Baton Sides; Shoulders, Jowls and Ham?. Hams Rest Sugar -Cured and Canvassed, Nor- then and Wester. L.r.n In barrels and kegs. PosUK Clear, Mess, MessOrdinary and Prime. Beef ilear, Mess, MessOrdinary. Prime and Fanev Northern, in half barrels. Beef Dried, ttrtd VenUon. Tongues Beef and Buffalo. Mackerel In barrels, half-barrels and kits, Nos. f, 2, 3. Shad In barrels, half-barrcis and kits, Nos. 1,2.3. Salmon In half-barrels and kits. Hoi: UeBRTNG In half-barrels ond kits. He rati no Smoked, in boxes. Codfish In boxes and drum's. Ovsxhes In can aiid kegs. Salmon i 9 A RlllNU in cans, hermetically sealed. Lobster f Meats J ChESE English, Northern and Western Pine Apples, Swiss and Fancy. Maccaroni-) t, ltatian. ERMICELLI-A Cocoa In papers and boxes. Chocolate French and Cbnimon. Catsup Tomato, Walnut, Mushroom, Wor cestershire. S acses Pepper, Harvey, Soho and John Bull. Olive Oil French, Spanish and Italian. Pickles Plain and assorted in gallon, half- gailon and piart jars. Mustard French, Northern and Kentucky, jta Fruit i BftlUrss French. A i'I'les and Peaciiehs Dried. Currants Zante. Olives Italian. Raisins In whole, quarter and eighth boxes. Fkuii Fii;s, Graqes, Coreanuts, Almonds, Filberts, Walnuts, Pecan, Cream Nuts, Lemons and Oranges. jEi.LY-Gunva, Damson, Plum, Currant, and Cranberry. Brandy FKuns-Frcnch Cordials, Anisette, Parfiit Amour, Curacao, Absynth, Stc. BiTTERs-Boker'tj, Berlin; Wine and Goulay. Pepferm i nt Essence of Svru rs-Le.non al Assorted. CANDiEs-Aisorted, in boxes and cartoons. SFicEs-Allspice, Pepper, Cloves, Mace, Cinna mon, Nutmegs, and Ginger. CANDLF.s-Tallow, Star, Ada-mantine, Wax and Sperm, Plain and Fancy, in boXes and cartoons. SoAP-Castile, Rosin, Shaving and Fancy. Sa lera t us Pear-Ash and Soda, Yeast Pow ders, mid Starch: IxniGO-Madder, Alum, Borax, Brimstone and Sulphur. Spanish Whitwc Venetian Red and Spanish Brown. Bhooms Quaker and Western. Whiskey Oh io, Bourbon, Monongahela, Rye, Tuscaloosa and directly imported Scotch nnd Irish. Brandy Of a grent variety of brands and pack ages and of personal selection, from common to the finest imported. WiNES-Madeira, Sherry, -t Port, Burgundy, Claret, Champagne, Muscat, Teneriffe, Malaga, Hock, Barzac, &.C., all of a va riety of brands, and of personal selec tion, some very choice. Brandy Peach and Apple. GiN-Holland and American. Ruw-St. Croix, Jamaica and New England. Alcohol and R.ose Whiskey. Porter and ALE-London, Edinburgh, Falkirk India, Glasgow and Philadelphia, in pints and quarts. Champagne C ider. ViNEOAR-Wine and Cider. Bottles Wine and Porter, in hampers. Flasks Pints and quarts in boxes. Demijohns- ' , :J and 5 gallons. Stone Jugs Assorted. Tobacco Manufactured and Smoking, of vari ous brauds, sorts, qualities, prices and packages. PiPES-Tobacco. CiGARs-Havana, Domestic & Plantation in ev ery variety, Cigarillas Sl Shnck Cigars. MATCHES-Lueifer. GuNPowDER-Common and very fine Rifle, SHOT-Assorted, Bar Lead. Fire Crackers. Hardware Nails and Spikes, assorted. Plan tation Ploughs and Hoes, assorted. Trace Chains. Collins' Axes. Plate Block and Tin. Window Glass. Buckets and TtiBs Painted and plain assorted. Tin Cass and BucKETs-Quart and half-gallon for plantation use. LiME-Cement, Plaster, Tar, R&sin, & Turp'ne. LEAD-White, in kegs. Spirits of Turpentine. Saltpetre. OiL-Castor, Tanners, Whale, Sperm, Lin seed and Lard. Baggin-. --Kentucky and India. Rope and Twine. Gunny Bags. HiDEs-Moxican and Flint. Sa ks-Wheat, withoutSeani. SeED-Faucy Cotton. S.vLT-Liverpool coarse and fine. Rock, in barrels. Table. Paver-Wrapping. Brooans and R ussEXTs-Negro, single and double backs and riveted regular and extra sizes. Negro-WooI Hats, Blanl cts, Osnabugs, Jeans and Linsovs. I K--Alarking, la demijohns, to suitplante FTRE'BRICK-English and Biloxi. rs. QuiMNE-Epsom and Glauber Salts, In 10 lb. packages. SNi FF-Scotch, in bladders and boxes of one dozeo bottles. Maccouba and Rappee. December 15, l$rl. OCT W. H KICHEN, late Ktchen & Davis Grocers. New Orleans. W.i. II. PATTISON, late Lowe, Pattison fe Co., Now Orleans. CIIAS .R. RAILEY, late of Natchez, Miss YAZOO CITY Carriage Maam fa c t or.v- DnACI I x, 14 I I I I a r n I W Umm W I 9mm 9mm WW mm ' m Main Street. Yazoo City, Mississijipi, HAVING taken in addition to our former extensive Manufactory, the establishment lately occupied by Mr. C. H. Primm, opposite our old stand, would respectfully inform tho public that we have made extensive additions to our stock of Carriages, byth ot our own and Northern and Eastern Manufactories. Com prising Coaches, Coachees, falling top Barou hes and Chariottees. Rockaways, slide sca Buggies of superior style, with extension tops, (Sombt aing the convenience of Barouche or Ixockaway. Also roll upside top Buorgies, Gig2- Piie iton--. and open P.uggiesof ellegant pattern for piugle or double harness. Also Buggy and Coach Harneps, Whips of all pat terns, ridinir Bridles, Martinirals. Rridle bits, stirrup irons, Ladies, Gentlemen and Boys ri ding Saddles of all patterns, ot our own man ufacture. Saddle-bairs and Spurs abo Fly Nets of all colors. Webbing for saddle-girt hand-holders and furnishing goods of all kinds for saddle and harness manufacture. Also, Oil Carnct, Brussels do., and carpet fringe, Enamelled cloths of all colors, paten' , Dash and Collar Leather, Hogskinsand saddh skirting. Enamelled top leather also Enam elled leather for linings, comprising all tbt colors Used. Blue and drab broad cloths, d im ask of all patterns and colors, silk for festoons fringes for do., silk and worsted Tufts, holdei tassels, broad and narrow Laces, tufting but tons of all colors, tufting and band nails. taArs i-f all xivns lr:-; n nit silvpr kliohs. i a D- i panned brass and silver glass frames. Conch bandies and locks, bolts of all sizes, screws ao., Springs, Axels, top props and capped Nuts castings of all kinds. Also a good assortmen' of Blacksmith's tools, Coach varnish, Paints Leads &c. Also Buggy and Wagon hubs turned spokes anil bent shafts and rims, Buggy poles ond bows, and coach poles. We also manufacture wagons for four or two horses, Pedlaf wagons. Drays, Ox Wagons and Carts. Dray and wagon Harness, and ars, keep constantly on hand Trace Chains, Collars, Bridles, whips and all heavy articles used for such purpose-. All of which we offer for sale on reasonable terms for cash or approved credit. Persons wishing any thing in our line, will find to their interest to call and examine our stock before purchasing elsewhere. REPAIRING of all kinds connected with ,M.r MMtnitti. done with neatness and dispatch. nnd all orders for new work thankfully receiv ed and satisfaction given. April 20th, 18o3. Going to cw Orleans. P UBCHASE YOUR CLOTHING ot ALFRED MUNROE & CO., 34 Maga ziue Street. The great feature with them is, the large stock alway s kept, of Gentlemen's, Boys', and Chil dren's Clothing also Furnishing Goods. At this house, the price of every article is marked upon it. People, whether good or bad judges, need have no fears of being cheated, for after the purchase of any article, should any dissatisfac tion exist, the money will be refunded on its being returned. No trouble to show goods with them, as their whole object is to please those who tavor them with a call- Overcoats of every description. Walking Coats of all kinds. Business Coats of all kinds. Dress and Frock Coats of all kinds. Cloth Cloaks of various qualities. Talma and Khaban Cloaks, new article. Pantaloons of all kinds. Vests of all kinds. Undershirts and Drawers of all kinds. Half Hose and Gloves of all kinds. Cotton and Linen Shirts of all kinds. Cravats and Scarfs magnificent assortment. Handkerchiefs and Suspenders. ALSO A very superb assortment of BOY S CHILDREN'S CLOTHING. To Steamboat C aptains, Pilots. jEtc Q3" Your particular attention is invited to our very targe assortment of Overcoats of Every Description. FUR BEAVERS, HIMALAYA CLOTHS, HEAVY PILOT CLOTHS, DEVON SHIRE KERSEYS, SUPERIOR BLANKETS, MOTTLED BEAVERS, WHITNEY CLOTHS. ETC. In all of whic h goods we have some EXTRA LONG COATS, manufactured expressly for your use. You had better call and purchase one if vou want something comfortable. ALFRED MUNROE & CO. 34 Magazine St., corner Dec. 15, 1852-ly. of Gravier. Yazoo Democrat. WIM.UH 9 . EPPERSON, EDITOR The Traveler's Story. A party o travelers were seated round a bla zing fire, in a tavern upon the Atleghauy moan, tains. Tlie coach had broken down, and per force we were detained until next morning. We had finished a sub-tan tial Virginia supper, and each one. with his feet on the lender, aud a cigar in his mouth, ruminating upon the storm with out, and the warm cosy comfort within. Eich one in his turn told a story or related an anec dote ; and ai last the joke came round to a bol-ow-cheeked individual, who, until then, had re mained silent. " Gentlemen," said lie, fixing a piercing gray eye upon one of the company a Spaniard who uninvited had drawn his chair up to the lire, "some ten years ago I came near being murdered in this very house." At this moment the Spaniard got up and was going out ol the room, when the narrjtor arose and locking the only door in the rooin, took the Spaniard by the arm, and leading him to an old picture surmounted by the English coat-of-arms, in gilt work, ran his finger along the motto : M Honi soit qui mil y pense," said, displaying at the same ime the but rnd ofa large pistol " Evil to him who evil thiuks." The Spaniard smiled, and said he diJ not feel well, but the stranger swore that no man should leave the room until he finished the story. Re questing us not to be amazed at his conduct, he proceeded : " Some years ago, (said he,) I was traveling over these mountains on horseback and 1 stopped at this very house. Tne landlord wasextremely obsequious in attending to my comfort, and, af ter supper he requested me to join him in a bot tle of wine. Nothing loath, 1 consented, and before, midnight, four empty bottles stood on the table end, and he was acquainted w ith all my business. "I very imprudently remarked in the course of my conversation, that 1 had a very large sum of money in my valise, and be politely informed me that he would take care of it till morning. Although somewhat intoxicated, I did not ap prove of leaving it in his charge, and 1 took mv valise in my hand, aud retired to bed. After 1 had undressed, I placed my pistols under mv pillow, and carefully, as I thought, exam, ined the room. 1 hud la4d myself tlowu, and sunk into a fitful sleep. 'T suppose it must have been two hours af ter when I awoke, and collecting my scattered senses, 1 endeavored to think what I had been about. " Suddenly I detected a noise under my bed. What was my horror when I observed a small piece of carpet, stietched along my bed-side move as though something was under it. A cold perspiration started from every pore; but thank God! 1 had presence ot mind enough to prepare for the worst. Grasping a pistol in my right hand, and hiding it under the bed-clothes; 1 feigned to be asleep. "In an instant afterwards I saw a trap-door which nad been concealed by a carpet, cautiously lifted up, and 1 beheld! my landlord with a dark lantern in his hand, directing his glittering ej-es towards me. Still I moved not ; but as he turn ed his back to put his lantern oil the floor. 1 fired and ' t You killed him, did you ?' shrieked the Span-, iard, almost jumping from his 8ea. " Silence ! till I have finished it !" said the stranger, and again he touched his weapon. "The instant that 1 fired, the villain fell. I started up, and merely pulling my overcoat on, -snatched up the lantern that he had dropped, and crept cautiously down, with my valise, to the stable. It was a bright moonlight night, and I soon saddled my horse. I galloped ten miles, when I met a party of wagoners, and in their company I returned to the house; hut de spite our rigid search, not even as much as the villain's body could be found. But if I can once put my hand upon him, if he costs my life, he shall die the dog's death." The stranger arose and caught the Spaniard by the throat. Tearing open his shirt collar, he showed the mnrk of the wound oh his neck. We need 'not say any more. Three weeks af ter that, Joseph Gomez was hanged in the city of Cumberland, upon his own confession of hav ing murdered no less thah five travelers in that very room. When 1 gaze into the stars, they look down upon me with pity, from their serene and silent places, like eyes glistering with tears over the little lot of man. Thousand of generations, all as noisy as our own, have been swallowed up by time, and there remains no record of them any more. Yet Arcturus, and Orion, Sirius and Pleiades, are still shing in their courses, clear and young as when the shepherd first noted them ia libe plains of Shinar Carlyle. Pulpit Oratory. Archbishogp Whately, who is, by the way, good authority in a matter of such importance, advocates the opinion, that the custom of reading sermons, which prevails to a great extent in England and in this country, is prejudicial not only to the healthy exercise of the vocal organs, but to the power which ought to be possessed by the speaker. There can be no question but that much is lost by reciting it in a monotonous manner ; and the teudency of the custom of reading sermons is invariably toward monotony. Where Shall the Soul Find Kestl Written by Lady Flora Hastings, Ot victim of a cruel slander, originating among th Maids of Honor of Queen Victoria. Tell me, ye winged winds, That round my pathway roar. Do ye not know some spot Where mortals weep no more ? Some lone and pleasant dell, Some valley in the West, Where free from toil aim pain, The weary soul may rest1? The loud wind dwindled to a whisper low And sighed for pity as it answered "No !" Tell me, thou mighty deep, Whose billows round me play, Know'st thou some favored spot, Some island far awav, Where weary man may find The bliss for which he sighs, Where sorrow never lives, And friendship never dies? The loud waves rolling in perpetual flow, Stopped for awhile, and sighed to ansWer,Nor And thou serenest moon, That with such holy face, Dost look upon the earth, Asleep in night's embrace, Tell me, in all thy round Hast not thou seen some Spot, Where miserable man Might find a happier lot? Behind a cloud the moon withdrew in wo, And a voice sweet, but sad, responded " No ! Tell me, mj secret soul, Ob! tell me, Hope and Faith, Is there no resting place, From sorrow, sin and death ) Is there no happy spot, Where mortals may be blest, Where giief may find a balm, And weariness a rest? Faith, Hope, and Love best boons to mortals given Waved their bright wings, and whistere.l Yet! in Ilea cent PftOSBEsa of fiction. The flimsiest modern novel that ever young lady devoured, or critic sneered at, js infinitely superior in artistic ar rangement and skilful continuity of plot to even the most readable of ancient fictions. Their dulnessand monotony, their clumsy machinery and improbable incidents, render them little in teresting to persons who believe neither in witch es nor fairies, who would prosecute a necroman cer for obtaining money on false pretences, and show a giant at a fair. We regard them, there fore, much in the same light as we contemplate barbarous pictures; both a r-devoid of perspec tive ; in the one we have impossible characters, in the other dislocated wrists. The picture indi cates a shady grove by a vast conglomerate of round apples perched on sticks ; the story de scribes fearful shipwrecks, horrible slaughters and miraculous adventures, as the usual and na tural accidents of human life. But we may nevertheless, learn much from both from the one, fashions of head-gear ; 'Loin the other, fash ions of thought ; while the simple fact that the picture was once admired as a work of art, and the story held in honour as a literaay perform ance, is in itself abundantly instructive. West minster Review. Indlsthy is talks i We often hear persons explaining how one man succeeds, while another fail, in following the same pursuit, by attrib uting to one a talent for business, but refusing it to the other. Yes, w ithout' denying that some have a greater aptitude for particular avocatioriB than others have, we think that the problem in question could be easier solved, by saying ihat the successful man was industrious, while the other was not. Bulwer, for example, is considered a man of thehigliest abilities as a novelist. Yet when Bulwer began his career he composed with the utmost difficulty, often writing his fictions twice over. He persevered, however, and 'now stands almost at the head of his class, his latest productions, moreover, being regarded as the best from his pen. Every school-boy i- ; m 1 I with the fact that Demosthenes becam an tor only by pursuing a similar plan. Nor are illustrations of the great truth, that industry is talent, confined to the higher intellectual pur suits. When Girard trusted the customer with out an endorser, who carried his goods home on his shoulders, the shrewd old Frenchman was ac ting on this truth, deduced from bis own expe rience of mankind. All eminent persons, wheth er mechanics, lawyers, or statesmen, were indus. trious. from Watt and Norris down to Tburlow and Win, Pitt. Washington, Franklin, Mar shall, Madison, and every other distinguished American, were busy men. Industry, in short, is talent nine times out of tea, Beautiful Extract. The annexed beautiful lines are taken Lorn Sir Humphrey Davy's Sal-, monia: I envy no quality of the mind ot hiteilfct in others, be it genius, power, wit or fancy ; but if I choose what would be most delightful, and I believe, most useful to me, I should prefer a firm religious belief to every other blessing, for it makes me a disciple ot goodness, creates new hopes when all earthly hopes vanish, and throws over the decay, the destruction ofexisienee, the most gorgeous of all lights ; awakens life even in death: and corruption and decay call np beauty and divinity ; maaes an instrument oi lortune, and scales the ladder of ascent to Paradise; and far above all combinations of earthly hordes, calls ud the most delightful visions of palms and am aranths, the gardens of the blest, the security of everlasting joys wuere rue sensualist anu tne sceptic view only gloom, decay, annihilation and despair.' A Wonder of the Desert. One of the most interesting events which hav recently transpired in California, is the discovery in the southern part of the State, in the neigh borhood of the Colorado, of an immense pyramid of hewn stone. It has a level top of more than fifty feet square, though it is evident that it was once completed, but that some great convulsion ofnaturc has displaced its entire top, as it evi dently now lies a huge and broken mass upon one of its sides, though nearly covered by the snnds. This pyramid differs, in some respects, from the Egyptian pyramids. It is, or was. more slender or pointed, and w bile those of Egypt are composed of steps or layers receding a they rise, the American pyramid was, undoubt edly, a more finished structure ; the outer surface of the blocks were evidently cut to an angle that gave the structure, when new and complete, a smooth or regular Eiirface from top to bottom. From the prmt level of the sands that surround it, there are tifi v tr distinct lavers of atone, that will a era f each; this gives its present height hk hmidirdand lour feet, so that before Um lop was displaced, it must have beeu, jvagtaf from an angle of its sides, at least twen. ty feet higher than at present. How far it ex tends beneath the surface of the cands, it is im possible to determine without great labor such is the age ol this immense structure, that the perpendicular 'oints between the blocks are worn away to the width of from five to ten inches at the bottom of each joint, and the entire surface of the pyramid so ninch worn by the storms, the vicissitudes and the corrodings of centuries, as to make it easy ofaseent, particularly upon its sides. A singular fact connected with tMs re.naikable js'ructure is that it inclines nearly ten degrees to one side of the vertical or perpendicular. Scientific American. The pert young man. T!eie is a period In the 1iC of a young man which may appropriate ly le called the age of r-uppybm. It it that p riod w hen he is little more than a boy, and a good deal less than a man; when the band, strok ed across thechiu, detects a sort of downy ine quality, and visions of barbers and razors rise up constantly before himwhen the tailor suddenly b'f'omesa persim of vast importance, and he be gins to talk of the "men of our college, and the ladies oi our acquaintance." Very tight panta loons, displaying immense mora, and physical courage in venturing into the world with such slender snpports as they contain ; a cravat of great proportions; a knowing, half-jockey, half gemleman hat; fancy vest, gold chain, arnj a quizzing glass make up the external qualifications of the pert young man. He sets his legs apart in addressing men old enough to be his grand father, twirls his cigar, and calls him 'my dest fellow," or "my boy." His paternal parent he always calls " the governor," and never thinks of him or refers to him except when lis wants the "governor to come down handsome," who, he maintains, has no right to "expect a man" to be able to pay his billiard expenses. He walks the streets as though he owned them ; salutes the la dies with a fascinating smile, and takes off his hat to them after he has passed them, as though he did not wish the courtesy to be observed ; bu then he had observed older irien do this, and he thinks it "demm'd gentlemanly" to do so like wise. His con versalrional powers are very limi ted, never having fathomed anything deeper than the bottom of a brandy smash, oi extended his inquiry beyond the bill of fare of his favor ite restaurant. In his manner to ladles he is ra ther patronizing, and at the same time very hu mane, for in the first instance he acts upon the conviction of the inferiority of the sex, and in the next with consideration with regard to the killing effects of his own beauty and manly mi complishmentsr He cannot possibly Tnarry them all, and to show partiality would be unfa it His head is the only place where Nature ac knowledges a perfect vacuum. Ministers of State. A Minister of State has no better eyes, and sees no further than his neighbors. His ears are not like those of Dion" ysius the Sicilian, and they can hear very Irttlfeof what comes from a distance from him; but his countn mn hava eves to see, and they have ears to hear, aud the km tfgM topeak and they ha . ti- -fmse who ae and bear ihinjge are 'irg Wrong, will have the goodness io cmuviHicate to that officer whose dui it is, and who may have the power of set ting those things right, I can assure you, gentle men I can assure my feJiow-countrymen at large that whoever does that will be conferring a great favor on the man in office, and will be do ing a great benefit to the country at large, i know that among s great number of communi cations, there may be many which are founded in error, in mistake of facta, in misconception of powers to remedy them. There may be a great deal of chaff In that which is sent ; but if in a bushel of chaff he shall find a pint of good corn, tlt bushel of chaff will be well worth the wia nowing, and he can turn the pint of corn to good purpose. Therefore, ihnugh manv person may think that communications from individu als give trouble to those who are is office, never minrt that I rare not for it the more trouble that is given, if it is for a good purpose, the bet ter; for it is only by the assistance of the nublie at large, that men in office can perfdrrn their duties- Lord Palmers ton. Bores. It is to be hoped that, with all the modern improvements, s mode wilt be disco vein ed of getting rid of bores ; for it is too bad tha.t s poor wretch can be punished for stealing your pocket handkerchief or gloves, and that no pun ishment can be inflicted on thosi who steal your time, and with it your temper and patience, as well as the bright thoughts that might have ea. tered into yoT mind, (.use ine msHman wnq lost the lorluuC oeiore ne uwi gov n,j oui Mghtened sway by the bore. (Byron