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fiird frit's C&ilbtm [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 July 1856
fiird frit's C&amp;ilbtm One great want of this country is good schools for the education of rich men's sons and daughters. There is not one good school of the kind referred to in the United States. Nor one tolerable one. Not one which does not do ten times more harm than good. Not one which does not unfit its inmates for the worthy discharge of* life's duties. Not one in which the integrity even of the physical sysiem is preserved. Not one in which good manners prevail. Not one in which poor teachers are not exposed tn insult, and in which the children of nabobs are not flattered. Not one. in short, which is not an offense to Heaven, and an injury to the human nice. Accordingly, a rich man of any sense now sends his boys to school in Switzerland. Knglaud. Paris, flm rmmj , Kdinbtirgh. Ilia boys go from him ill beared, greedy, turbulent, pale; and come back after a few years absence, rosy, modest, polite, and well-informed. This spring, at least one hundred boys have sailed ...
Absence of Mind. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 July 1856
Absence of Mind. A gentleman was once dining with a friend when a most dreadful storm arose. In hopes of its abatement, the entertainment was prolonged to the latest possible hour, but at length it was over, and the storm showed no signs of ceasing, but on the contrary grew worse and worse. The host insisted upon the gnosi s acceptance ot a lodging for the night, in view of the impossibility of reaching his home. The guest complied, but 111 a few moments, was missed trom the parlor. In half an hour he re-appeared, drenched with rain. "Where, in heaven's name have you been ?" asked the host, viewing the singular object, which looked like a dog about the paws, and a weeping willow about the head. " I ?" said be, quietly shaking off the water, " I have been home to tell my wife that as it was such a bad night 1 should not return." mmf* 111-doers are ill thinkers.
Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 July 1856
BOOKS For the Multitude. Adventures of a Marquis Angela Wildin Adventures of Capt. Blake Author's Daughter Amy Herbert Apocryphal New Testament Amy Lawrence Aristocracy Adventures in Africa Agnes Grey Arthur Alice Seymour Animal Chemistry Arthur O'Leary Antonio Bragelonne Ben Brace Bill Horton Bosom Friend Belle of ttie Bowery Beauchamp Bush Rangers Byron Blonday Blanche of tirandywfno Brother and Sister B'hoys of New York Bleak House Capt. Kyd Count Morion Countess de Charney Christmas Stories Constance Klemming Capt. O'Sullivan Chance Medley Cattle Doctor Celia Craigallen Castle Consuello Court of London Clarence Bolton Celia Howard Convict Countess Rudolstradt Cruising Last War Caroline Clement Lorimer Court of Queen Anne Commissioner Count of Monte Cristo Claude Duval Cetestine Charles OMalley Capt. Hawk Caleb Williams Capt. McLatn Caroline of Brunswick Count Christoras Count Julien Countess of Arnheim Dick Turpin Desperadoes of the New World Davis the Pirate Dark Shades of City...
JOHN CHARLES FREMONT. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 July 1856
JOHN CHARLES FREMONT. JortN C. Frfmont, nominee of the Republican party for the Presidency of tlie United States, was bom in Savannah on the 'Jlst of January, nnd is therefore now forty-three rears of ape. He was educated at Charleston Collide. His first public |n&gt;sitiori eranMS tewcher of mathematics on bonrd the s.Ioo|»-of-\\ ar Natchez, in 1833. On her he remained two years and a half, and afterwards adopted the profession of a surveyor and railroad engineer, in which capacity he enpnped in a reconnoissance of the Cherokee country, and afterwards joined in an exploration of the Northwestern prairies. In tßSt*h« was appointed Second Lieutenant in the corps of Terpoprap .ical Knpineers. While enpaped in preparinp a report of one of bis surveys nt Washington, he foi nn d the acquaintance nf Hon. Thomas S. Itenton, and was married in 1-4J to one of that distinguished statesman's dauphters. The first of his prcat exploring expeditions was entered on by Fremont in May, 1842....
POETS AND POVERTY. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 July 1856
POETS AND POVERTY. I1Y HART TAV1."H. They may talk or the treasures of knowledge, And prate of the wealth of a mind, But I warn you, don't go to a college The touch stone of Fortune to find ; They may speak of the gifts of the Poet— I'o|»e Spenser, and Milton, and Moore— As examples most clearly met show it ( A poet li bound to be ;*oor. To Ballet Mm many are willing. Admiring his Intent for ratfJM. l.tlt ir tie is wauling a shilling, lined hunt! they won t lelnl liim a tlinie. They wilt speak of his Willi cfln-iona In a manner intended to please. Hut never uiuko any allusions To his bring out al the knees. There's " Butler 'on pinched for a dinner, And ".W.,0," with h, ln([er run wi |,j. While ffoftf—Hfc, as I am a sinner, Was povertypinched Trom a niIIII Ormimt red upon biscuits and water; Great Homer was Wind a! a lug; While Mi 11,,,, was led hy hi, dn.igh'ter, To save the expense or a dog. A Tool may he aristocratic. And nourish in splendor and pride ; Hut a genius must live in ...
Some Properties of "Superheated" Steam. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 July 1856
Some Properties of "Superheated" Steam. Bone may be incredulous nf the statement that steam ran be heated sn hot a.4 to char pine wood. Tbe Unit mail Advocate says that the pnlflltlifl nf the Irving steam boih'r ilemnn-irateil IhilKieile ble property, lie also showed the interesting fed thai while a chip held a quartet of nn inch [row the nozzle ol a try-cock would be forced away by the toning sleain. held within nn eighth of nn inch oftheiiozzlc.il would be draw n suddenly to, und forcibly retained (gniust the Openiag, asif by tnagneiism. The property of saperhented stenm to nl&gt;SortJ water is nlso n'lnnrknblc. A boiler with a self-acting liinmherge for exceanvc -i. am. the muchinery of which was heavily nrjtghted, being aegh'ctiil under brisk firing, one day pit orerbcmtcd. When ilv discharge acted, it wils through a nostfc turned downward- in!o a pail of cold water. The steam *uddenK -hot into it; did not. as would he mppoeed. blow the Mtter ahont the engiM room but it ...
Mia Burdctt CoutU in her Diamonds. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 July 1856
Mia Burdctt CoutU in her Diamonds. •In tin- in. •11 r?i .d May fill,&gt;«iu/ there was* hnll ill tin- QjMMh In erhich " I MM imt invited." write* Tom Moore. •• nor -ball ever I dare say he iitrain, havitur lately declined tWQ at thra "&gt;f her invitations." Moore was. however. Milririenily mnii-nl by ilnirnr abotil to different hntws, whore ho saw some very pretty specimens botb of dross ami beauty. Tlie next day hrealled upon Mi-&lt; I'ontts. " MMM," he says. " 1 hail MM iv all her -plemlor the niulil lieloi-e. ami fiiiiml Imr prcpurini: In send il all bark tn the bunk. ■ Woihi yon like.' -he asked. 'In MB it by dayliirht V unil nn mv assenting, she took me tn a root* up stairs, where the treasure was ilepo nbfid. Ainiini: it MM the famous tiiira nt Maria Antoinette ; and oa my eahittj her what altogether night lithe value of ber ilre^-la-t niirht. she auIWCred in her &gt;piiet way, • I think about a hundred thmisaiiil pound-.' " ,
Domestic Advice. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 July 1856
Domestic Advice. Win n your «iie li, ..-in- t,i -enld let her have it MM. I'm y.mr feel up 0.-ily over the fire-place: IoH back in your rlmir : light ma-nf MM Itcst ci irai- Hiil li t tin' ilorin mire i n ; say imtliiinjiiuilm' no an-wer to iiitttbintr Kirhttpma Vaiif WoM,a ittfVrtorradV/M, if Tint plcnse. liuvintr stated yiiursrll in lluil toriahlr |m«ilinn. reflect . «le tbei vim diwrtc tin- thunder ahum your cars, ami ifM, n- i- prnhuhlv the c:t«.l put vnnr tcet getltH iV&gt;Wtt.erase tour ■■ lulling," pm nut ymir i-i-rut. kU- Vnnr little wife, mill cndfltvnr In ho It bet lei husband. Austin BttaaWgt pmWtf.
JAMES BUCfiANAN. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 July 1856
JAMES BUCfiANAN. Jllll Iti CM UTAH, the nominee of the Ihmocrahc party for th&gt; Presidency, is a natne nf MSJ lvitnm. He is rsneryef by profession, and his lirst uppearanec in public life was as v member Of the State L'plsLilure. 11l 1 BSfl Mr. lluchauan was elected a member of the House of Krprev.-i,tati\es. He was a stroiip supporter of to-ne-ral Jackson. Ia 1894, when the election of President devolved MBOfl the House of lit presentatix es Mr. Kuchauan opjM.sod tin* proposition ol carry inp on the election with closed doors, sayinp: — ** Isft the people see what we are doinp. Let them know that it is neither more nor less than puttmp ihe ballots in the boxes, and they will soon be s..t isfii d with the s|*ectacle, ami all excitement will cease." thi his ictinnp from Conpress in 1841, Mr. Ilmhaiian was apjMiintcd MhiusUt to Russia by Genet*] J.iekson. There i c ssfgoiieteel the lirst commercial treaty between that country and the United States, which n|WllMsi ih Of eomni...
Cifftrijinfl £ floroling prnrislj. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 July 1856
Cifftrijinfl £ floroling prnrislj. An Knglish physician, for some time a resident of Pera. near Constantinople, relates in his journal how he one day astonished one of those queer religious fanatics, half priest, half doctor, and always beggars, known as howling dervishes : A young slave belonging to the house where for a while we were invited to sojourn, was afflicted with ycllunjik (toothache.) Immediately on her desire being made known, a messenger was dispatched for a dervish whom she named, and who was rather eminent in the cures he effected. The family, except one aged relative upon whom this slave attended, were staying at their country residence. Fitnet Hanaum. the slave, was led into the presence of the dervieh. He might once hare been a handsome man. but now his countenance had taken that sickly and distorted expression which often follows their dreadful ceremonies ; nnd with his thick, bristling moustache and his long matted beard, it gave him by no means a prepossessing ...
Childish Quick-Wittcdnen. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 July 1856
Childish Quick-Wittcdnen. The Etatt Unit tells a characteristic anecdote of the brother of the present Kmperor of Russia. The Grand Duke Constantino, at ten years of age. inhabited the winter palace, whose base iwashed by the Neva. Large iron rings were fattened in the stone work of the palnce. to which the boats for the embarkation of the'court were moored. When the Neva rose to these rings, it was the sign of an inundation of its hanks. One day the little prince stood watching the rapid rise ol the river. " Well, your highness," said General Benkendorf, then Minister of war, " at ten years of age you are grand Admiral ; yon tire very powerful indeed, but no matter how powerful you may still become, yon can never prevent the Neve from rising to the rings." " Oh!" replied the grand duke, " that is because I am only a nteke-believc admiral ; when I become great and command the Meet in reality. 1 will prevent the Neva from reaching the rings." " How, your highness ?" " Oh! very easily...
Hint! to Ladies. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 July 1856
Hint! to Ladies. Stair carpets should always have a slip of paper put uuder them, at and over the edge of every stair, which is the part where they first wear out, in order to lesseu the friction of the carpet against the boards beneath. The strips should be within an inch or two as long as the carpet is wide, and about four or five inches in breadth, so as to be a distance from each stair. This simple plan, so easy of execution, will, we know, preserve a stair carpet hall as long again as it would last without the strips of pa]ter. kw3p Time flies, and never dies.
MILLARD FILLMORE. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 July 1856
MILLARD FILLMORE. Mii.i.Kn i «mki, Xi IVi-mil. Nt "f the I n lad St.it. -. | w»&lt; inirn in Oqnv* county. Maw York, Jaanan Ttli. ItML 11» father w.n » firmer. Al the »gr mt Main, yniinrj r'llliii.'re MM mM |a fcltfegMsn cmintv, th.-n r mn* paratively- n wild* rue*., lo learn llie trade i.f a clnlleer; .unl w.i» «-- ii lift.Twai-iK .i|.;.n mil, .1 Ui a #aa*MMMtar, lo which occupation In- devoted f.mr year*, In.* lelntire le-uri ;tl lit,- \ -Uup' libruM . [n In* utln.-lee'illi »«-«r hf mmm ml v i.»ed mj Jnage W«li.r Wamt Kadi Umw. Tin' nth i.v wan iim-ptrtl, and tin- jmmmg iii.m. hi j ImmUmj mtmm\ a nwtha of Am ftmw, fa* enabled to perf.i I l.i- l&gt; L nl rd ir.nii&gt;n. In Ihe van admitted the bar ill llufl.il,&gt;. He atlac'ii-il himself lo Hie Whig parly, -in! n&gt; jh nt tn the c -L.ture in 1 tm% In aw [ nj the abolition nf imprisonment for debt in ihe Smi.- ..( N, w Yoik, Mr. Fillmore's en'rls had a prominent part. In '-'»"■, mid 'lo he w...
A Painful Scene. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 July 1856
A Painful Scene. A few days ago, as we w ere riding up Hroadw ay in an omnibus, a well-dressed, middle-aged, goodnatured lady entered the vehicle, just above t'anal street, and took a seat opposite us. On looking around she bad her gaze upon a yonng couple sitting at our right, and instantly her face Hushed and her eyes Banned, liaising her linger and pointing.' it to the young man, she said : " You area putty son to cheat your mother out of all her property, and then tan her out of her own house, which your lather built for ber." Everybody in the omnibus at once turned their attention to the young man, who blushed, frowned, and finally said : " 1 wouldn't have turned you out if you had not told BM wife und accused her. Nobody shall abuse my wife." " l ou are a pretty son to cheat your mother out of all her property, and then turn'her out of her own house, which your father built for her." repeated the lady, without the slighlest variation in tone or accent. " Don't make a fool of y...
Sagacity of the Indian. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 July 1856
Sagacity of the Indian. This man has often been among the prairie Indians, understands their language and character well, and the moment he sees a trail made by them, or an nil deserted camp, he at once determines of what nation they were; the number of horses and unties iv tlicir possession : whether they were accompanied by their fnmilies, and whether they were upon a war expedition or otherwise; as also the time (within a few hours) of their passing, with, many other facts of importance. Those faculties appear to be intuitive, and confined exclusively to the Indian. I have never seen a white man that could judge of these matters with such certainty as they. For example, upon passing the trail of the Indians to-day. one of our Delawares looked for a moment at the foot-prints, picked up a blade of grass that had been crushed, and said the trail was made two days since, when to us it had every appearance of being quite fresh. Subsequent observations satisfied us that he was correct....
Hirj) iHrn's djUbrrn. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 July 1856
Hirj) iHrn's djUbrrn. One great want of this country is good schools for the education of rich men's sons and daughters. There is not one good school of the kind referred to iv the United Stales. Nor one tolerable one. Not one which does not do ten times more harm than gootl. Not one which docs not unfit its inmates for the worthy discharge of" life's duties. Not one in which the integrity even of the physical system is preserved. Not one in which good manners prevail. Not one in which poor teachers are not exposed to insult, and in which the children of nabobs are not Mattered. Not one, in short, which is not an offense to Heaven, and an injury to the human tace. Accordingly, a rich man of any sense now sends his boys lo school in Switzerland. Knglaud. Paris, lieriuany. Edinburgh. His boys go from him ill-behaved, greedy, turbulent, pale; and come back after a few years absence, rosy, inode-t. polite, aud well-informed. This spring, at least one hundred boys have sailed from this p...
Absence of Hind. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 July 1856
Absence of Hind. A gentleman was once dining with a friend when a most dreadful storm arose. In ho|&gt;es of its abatement, the entertainment was prolonged to the latest possible hour, but at length it was over, and the storm showed no signs of ceasing, hut on the contrary grew worse and worse. The host insisted upon the guest's acceptance ot a lodging for the night, ill view of the impossibility of reaching his home. The guest complied, hut iv a lew moments, was missed troin the pnrlor. In half an hour he re-nppeured, drenched with rain. " Where, in heaveu's name have you been V asked the host, viewing the singular object, which looked like a dog about the paws, and a weepiug willow about the head. " 1 ?" said he. quietly shaking off the water, ■ I have been home to tell my wife that as it was such a bad night 1 should not return." fear* 111-doers are ill-thinkers.