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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
j3 DOUGLASS &amp; DAIE, Jfc 155 J Street, SACRAMENTO CITY, IMPOBTKK* or ASD DS A I I S;* IX Piano Fortes, Melodeans, And every description of MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS MUSICAL MERCHANDISE. Sheet, Card, and Book Music. SU. rUK LiTKST POPULAR ANO FASUIUNAIII.K MfSIC Of Tlir nAY Received by every Steamer. The assortment of Sheet Music always on hand emhraees selections Irom catalogues of ths most celebrated publishers iv ihe foiled Stales and turope. Spanish and Italian Songs, With Piano or Guitar Accompaniment, Ac. DOUBLE BASSES, VIOLONCELLOS, VIOLINS. GUITARS. KLUTINAS, ACConDKONS, CLARINETS, ri.UTES, FIFES, BANJOS, Ac. INSTRUMENTS CAREFULLY TUNED AND REPAIRED Toys, Games, and Children's Presents, IN GREAT VARIETY. LADIES' WORK BASKETS, BACKGAMMON HOARDS, FANCY GOODS, MUSIC BOXES, FENCING FOILS, BOXING GLOVES, FEATHER DI'STKRS, POLICE WHISTLES, BILLIARD 1H1.1.5. BILLIARD CHALK, CRIIIIIAGE BOARDS, CUE LEATHERS, BIRD CAGES, CHESSMEN, CUE WAX, myi-8m MASKB, Ac. /Ifjgfa THE ANTIQUARIAN...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
BOOKS AJTDJSTATro^ "stTtTonees' HALL, BOLTON A BARRON'S BUILDING. CHARLES OAEL, IMPORTER OF AND DEALER IN Books. Stationery, and Fancy Articles. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. LAW. REPORTS. Wendell's, Pickering's, Clarke's Chancery, Selden's, Barber's S. C, Metcalfe, Hopkins do Hoffman«, Howard* 8. C, Sanford'sS. C., Massachusetts, Denio s, Comstock's, Dewer's N. V., Carter's, Smith's. Howard's Practice, Cashing*!, Angell on Common Carriers, Graham's Practice, do do Tide Waters, Hare on Discovery, do do Water Courses, Hill on Trustees, do do Limitations, Holcombe's Dr. ft Or. do ft Ameaon Corporation-., Billiard on Real Property, Allen on Sheriffs, Johnson's Cases, Addison's Contracts, Kent's Commentaries, Abbott on Shipping, Kinne's Kent, Ames* Leading Cases, Lock wood's Revised Cases, Adams on Ejectment, MinoCs Digest ft Supplement, Anthon's Laws, Oliver's Precedents, Bacon's Abridgement, do Forms, Burrill's Law Dictionary, Roscoe Criminal Evidence, Benedict's Admiralty, Rurrell on Crimes,...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
BATHS. The recent discovery of a really wonderful and most beneficent method of applying electricity for the removal from the human system, of Mercury in all its forms, iron, zinc, lead, antimony, arsenic, quinine, and all other metels, minerals, and insidious drugs, and the consequent SPEEDY CUKE of PARALYSIS, RHEUMATISM, STIFF JOINTS, PAINTERS' CHOI.IC AND LAME WRIST. INDOLENT ULCERS, JAUNDICE, FEVER AND AGUE, DISEASED LIVER, DISEASED KIDNEYS, TIC DOIAIREPX, and ALL NEKVOUS AFFECTIONS, etc.— Is termed as above. The cure is almust immediate. These Baths produce the most gratifying and delightful sensutiuns, without shock or di-ugreeable disturbunco of the system. Those who have been without hope fur months or years—those who are " neither dead nor alive "—those who feel cold and torpid—those who know they are " full of mercury," iron, etc. and wish to have it " taken out" of them—all, all—will take these Electro-Chemical Baths. The Ladies will find them of inestimable value, as in ...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 4 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
mscEixajraoirs. r-.,.,, A MEED 0F TOST PRAISE. I L. '!? RATITI;UI '' 01 "*» I*o IMS FELLOW MAN llw. tZS2 '' re testimonial,, prompted by sacrifice th e !r f ",' V" ~ea °" s « in ,he »' ,h " se » h * t?fti,Vn or m „ !,' in Philanthropic devotion to tbe alia Joh ™. r "'* " f ««"■«»«&lt;»• Empiricism flood, th columns c,f our pres, with fraudulent and fictitious letters singing pioiins to the worth of their own egotistical charlatan, ism. Below we append a letter from a worthy man, who a. brief period since, seemed destined to " shuffle off this mortal coil ;•' who looked forwur.l to his dissolution with that pleasur* which only those weighed down by the heavy hand of disease can. Contrary to hope, the ability of a skiilful physician has restored him to his former health. Relieved from his terrible situation, and impelled by gratitude, he makes known his case and remedial agent, and his statement is authenticated by" a Notary Public. The demands of society imperiously command, ...
TO MARY. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 13 July 1856
TO MARY. DT U ART. TATLOR. Vary the course of love just as you will, Mary, sweet little dove, will love me still; Humming some pretty glee at night or morn, Cjiuingto chat wilh me when I m forlorn. Cheering a welcome guesl when I'm with her, fearing Do Jawing jest or leering slur, Making my courting days a plcnsunt dream. Taking a thousand ways to win esteem, Sporting love-telling rhymes lo make me glad. Courting my smiles in times when I'm sad, Culling the fairest dowers logive le me. Lulling my mind in hours bereft of glee. Smoothing wi h her fair hand my furrowed brow, Soothing wilh language bland my troubles now. Never with angry word provoking pain, Ever from her is heard a joyous strain, Mary, my pretty .Miss, I beg of Hits— Carry my soul to bliss by wedding me.
A DIRGE. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 13 July 1856
A DIRGE. But a few frail Summers had touched thee. As they touch the fruit; Not so bright as thy hair, the sunshine. Not so sweet as thy voice, Ihe lute. Hushed the voice, shora the hair; all il over; An urn or white ashes remains— Nothing else, save Ihe tears in our eyes, And our bitterest, bitterest pains. We gnrland the urn with while rosaa. Hum incense and gums on the shrine, Play old tunes with the saddest or closes, Ilear old tunes that were thine! Hut in vain, all in vain ! Thou art gone—we remain.
A Painful Incident [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 13 July 1856
A Painful Incident Sonic time ago an English man-of-war touched at a foreign port, aud the Admiral was invited on shore to dine with au old friend, at whose table sat an American lady with her two grown-up daughters The entertainment was passing nfl' very pleasantly, when Admiral • • said : " Speaking of incidents. I have lately come across an American pa]ier containing the account of a very singular murder case; perhaps these ladies know something about it. us il occurred in Boston. The murderer was Professor humph, I have forgotten the name, now.'' The Admiral was about lo proceed, when the American ladies go\ up in the greatest COttsternation and hurried from the room, leaving the distinguished guest rather rbagliliud, an J al w, lota t.. bo count for their conduct. Though painful to [\, v hospitable host. In' tit his duly lo explain very brielly the cau.se. and the simple' recital brought tears Irom the old Admiral, as tbe unwitting "fw of carrying sorrow to any one. The gobied ...
The Jewesses of Petticoat Lane. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 13 July 1856
The Jewesses of Petticoat Lane. In front of almost every door-way is seated some fat Hebrew woman, with gold eaf-rings daiiirliti" by her neck as big as a chandelier drop, and her fingers looped with thick gold rings. Some of the ladies are rubbing up old brass candlesticks and some scouring old tarnished tea-kettles, their hands ami laces, amidst all their linerv. liegrimod with dirt. In one part of the lan.' yon la-hold of the w.h men with a bunch of bright blue artificial (lowers in her cap. as big as the nosegays with which coachmen delight to decorate their'horses' head&lt; mi the first of May, busy extracting the grease from the collar of a thread bare surtout ; in another part you may perceive an Israelite maiden, almost as grubby and tawdry as my lady on May day, engaged in the act of blacking a pair of higblow's ; while at the iloor of some rag and tattle warehouse, where fro,,, (be poverty-stricken aagiaet „f tbe place, you' would imagine that the |K'..ple could ha...
Young America in New York. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 13 July 1856
Young America in New York. lie following was picked up in the street up town : 1 "To any young gentleman (hat chances to pass by ; but woe to any of the female sex who shall dare to touch this. New York." The handwriting shows it to be that of some very young girl. None*.—A beautiful, accomplished and young lady is desirous of finding a husband suited to her ta«te—that is to say. he must have fortune, beauty, and not exceed the age of twenty, as the vomig lady herself is but twelve. Any young gentleman that can answer the expectations" which the lady has of him. and who likes the description given of ihe lady, will do well to go to Madison, Union or Washington Parks, at mid-day—to the first named Mondays, for three weeks to come, to the second Medncsduys. and to the last Fridays. The lady hopes that they may suit each other, nnd live together for many a happy year to come, in a state ot bliss lhat cannot be surpassed. ... , , Thk Unknown, ant who can be known.
Manufacture of Matcher. flM «* , i • [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 13 July 1856
Manufacture of Matcher. flM «* , i • There are few things more remarkable in manufactures than the extraordinary rapidity of the oß.frting process in match-making; ami that which is connected with it. A boy stands More a bench, the bundle on his right hand, a pile of empty boxes on his left. The matches are to be cut 'and the empty boxes filled by this boy. A bundle is opened, he seizes a portion—knowing by long habit the required somber with sufficient nactiiosi ummt them rapidly into a sort of frame, knocks the end's evenly together, confines them with a strap which he tightens with his foot, and cuts them in two parts with a knife on a hinge, which he brings down with a strong leverage. The halves lie projecting over each end of the frame. He grasps the left portion, and thrusts it into a half-open box, which slides into an outer case; he repeats the same process wilh the matches on his right hand. This scries of movements is jierformcd with a rapidity almost unexampled ; for in ...
Blind as a Beetle. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 13 July 1856
Blind as a Beetle. The phrase " as blind as a beetle," is as false as it is familiar. In the rapid flight of this iusect in the evenings of summer, it often strikes the face of those who walk abroad, and hence is erroneously interred to be blind. Collins describes this insect in the well known lines of his •• tide to Evening :" Ti ?°* "' r '* hushed, save where 'lie beetle winds his small but sullen horn, as ~rt ha rise, „ IM | st the t path, ARumst tac pugroa ama in aoannan hum. the , '"i " ,vi " 08 oWred, avoids falling into insect " Lrr ° r of iv, l"'t'"K bliudncss to the Fort Vigilance, an edifice which will be memorable in California's history for many years to come, is situated on Sacramento street, betwern Front and Davis, and extends back to a small lane known as Halleck street. The front of the building, on Sacramento street, is Ihe portion given in the picture, and is about twenty feet in the area of the breastwork, which is composed of sand bags, the embrasures being line...
Boiling Glass into a Syrup. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 13 July 1856
Boiling Glass into a Syrup. uiiim iumi a, uji. In the city of Lille, Fiance, there is a factory of " water glass," a compound of fifteen parts of quartz, ten of potash, or nine of soda, and one of carbon. When dry it is transparent, hard, and fusible at a high heat. When fine powdered it is soluble in boiling water, and after being boiled for a time with five times its weight of water, makes a syrup which dries when exposed to the air, and makes a beautiful fire-proof varnish. Among other valuable properties of the water-glass, it changes chalk into a hard stone, susceptible of fine polish. The invention promises to take a very important place in the arts.
A Claim for the Presidency. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 13 July 1856
A Claim for the Presidency. Two incipient statesmen were arguing the claims of the various gentlemen mentioned for the Presidency in front of the " liiddle," the other evening. Said one of them : '• What claim has Fremont for the Chief Ma&lt; It tracy." This was apparently a stumper; but after scratching his head a few moments the Fremont man replied — •• Why. he has the Mariposa claim." The anti Fremont man gave an elongated whistle, and incontinently sloped. - Detroit Evening fftvt.
The Chemistry of Life and Death. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 13 July 1856
The Chemistry of Life and Death. " If 1 only bend my arm."says Professor Plavfnir. " or move mv linger, there is a certain portion of the tissues destroyed, which must Is; supplied by my food ; the more work a man performs, the men of those nitrogenous substances he requires. The other class of food Ml ire a very iui'iortant. but quite different purpose -supplying animal heat. The temperature of our bodies is. in teni|»'rate climates, at least, higher than the surrounding air; and iv order to keep up this tern,(.'ratlin*, a combustion goes of similar to that of an ordinary tire. The same proline's carbonic ncid. water and ammonia—are evolved from the Moth of the furnace of the body and the month of v common chimney. In cold veather a certain portion of heat is gradually abaUaeted from our body, which musi Is' sup plied by the combustion of our food, or of the mat ti r of our bodies j the colder the climate, therefore, the more heat-giving must be the food."
Firearms. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 13 July 1856
Firearms. The seventeenth century was noted for many great improvements in firearms and other Weapons ol war. The GDOSI Important of these changes was the substitution of the Hint for the wheel and matchdock. By the year 1678 tbe match leek was entirely out of use." About this time. too. the bayonet was intreshlCOd, consisting ol a two edged blade, twelve inches long by one in width, fitted like a plug into the barrel of the musket by means of a wooden handle—a method ol fastening the bayonet to the gun which was very inconvenient, inasmuch as it was necessary to remove the blade at each discharge of the piece. Theinveiitinn.il' the screw to the bayonet, however, iv 1678, by which its advantages could be retained even while Bring, decided all minds in its favor; but it was not generally adopted until a much later period in the century. It is said that the Swedes wore the first who tired with bayonets fixed.
Revolutionary Anecdote. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 13 July 1856
Revolutionary Anecdote. At the meeting of the New Jersey Historical Society, at Newark, X. .1.. Got. Price, in response to a toast, made a speech, in which he related the following nnecdotc : On the day preceding the night on which (Jen. Washington had determined to cross Ihe Delaware ami attack the I'.ritish JjjTrenton, an Knglishman in the neighborhood dispatched his son wilh a note to tien. Hahl. to warn him of the approaching danger. The General being deeply absorbed in a game of chess when the note was presented, without withdrawing his attention from the game thoughtlessly put the note in his vest pocket. After the battle the next day, when lien. hathJ was brought in mortally wounded, the note was found unread in his pocket.
A Caution to Spaniards Only. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 13 July 1856
A Caution to Spaniards Only. The other day a lady from one of the New England States was so unfortunate as to lie under the necessity of taking an omnibus. A party of Spaniards were already in possession. She was young and handsome, and the Spaniards began in their own language a rather sharp diaenssioa of her charms Spaniards ever make remarks on ■ lady's personal appearance. They continued it without restraint until they arrived at their destination. In getting out, one el thorn happened to step aa her dress. What was his astonishment to hear her very quietly inform him of the fact in frighthillv good Caatuuan '■ Their astonishment and embarrassment and chagrin and excuses and apologies are all in' that long catalogue of things which " can only be imagined."—A". V. Tribune.
The Human Kite. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 13 July 1856
The Human Kite. It strikes us that there is a " world of wisdom" in the following quotation—brief as it is -&lt;« Ever? BChooHmy knows that a kite would not By unless it had a string tying it down. It is jus| so in life. The man who is tied down by half-a-dozen blooming responsibilities and their mother, will make a higher and stronger flight, than the bachelor who, having nothing to keep him steady, is always floundering in the mud. If you waut to usceu'd iv the world, tie yourself to somebody."