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HAPPIEST. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 17 August 1856
HAPPIEST. BT PAIL. The old man at his cottage door, Sat in the evening air; Sat list ning to the sound that bore Hushed nature's evening prayer; Sat watching west the setting sun. The shadows falling fast. Until he turned to gaze upon Three singing girls that passed. " We love, we love," rang forth their song, " And art beloved, all three— To whom do the brighter hopes belong? Which shall the happiest be?*' Approaching then the aged man, Each sang—the way her glad thoughts ran— " I love, I love," sang the black-eyed maid, *' And whom I love, to me Will bring the joys that ne'er can fadeWealth, boundless as the sea, Beauty and pomp shall on me wait, My home a palace be.'' " I love, I lore," sang the gay brunette, v Him of the mighty name; Whose power and honors I shall get As boundless as his fame. Ah ! blessed is Bhe who thus can stand Among the proudest of the land." " I love," sang she of the golden hair, " A heart that's undented ;** (Then turning with a timid air. Sat weeping li...
CONTRASTS. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 17 August 1856
CONTRASTS. BY CHAKLKi* MACK AY. How beautiful is sunshine That follows after rain ! How pleasant are the dreams of ease When purchased by a pain ! How sweet when true love quarrels To make it up again ! How merry is the streamlet That has a rock to leap ; How bleaaed is the daily toil That brings refreshing sleep ; Then prythee, Love, a quarrel, But neither long nor deep. How dull wonld 1* the morning. Had night not gone before ! How tame would be the summer days Were*! not for winter boar! And were our life all pleasure, Delight would be no more ! After the dark, the dawning— After the cool, the heat— After the rain, the huds of spring— After the .oar, the .weet— And arter all thy chiding, Behold me at thy feet!
Modern Progress. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 17 August 1856
Modern Progress. The great mechanical impulses of the ape, ol which most of us are so proud, are a mere passing fever, half-speculative, half-childish. People will discover at lust that royal roads to anything can no more be laid in iron than they can in dust: that there arc, in fact, no royal roads to anywhere worth going to : that if there were, it would that instant cease to be worth going to—l mean so far as the things to be obtained are in any way estimable iv terms ol price. For there are two classes of precious things in the world ; those that Hod gives us for nothing—sun, air. and life (both mortal life and immortal) ; and the secondarily precious things which he gives us for a price; these secondarily precious things, worldly wine and milk, can only be bought for definite money ; they never can be cheapened. Xo cheating nor bargaining will ever get a single thing out of nature's " establishment" at half-price. Do we want to be strong?—we must work. To l&gt;e hungry ...
Advice to Watering Place Landlords. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 17 August 1856
Advice to Watering Place Landlords. Nowis the time to prepare for the summer season. To make your houses attractive, begin— To bring out your Natural Curiosities. Rear range your " Great Silver Lake Snake," and put. a foot or two more to his bale, and give another touch of red to his eyes—in the paragraph discoursing thereof. Look around for a rock in your neighborhood that will do for an Indian Tradition ; call it the Lover's Leap, and get Miss Araminla Isabella Teaberry to write a poem about it in the f7;iion Screamer. No country boarding place can be complete without an Indian Tradition. Dig out a Hermit's Cave in the side of a hill. You need not arrange it with a rock or two, so as to look natural, only make it very muddy and dark about two feet from the entrance, so that no one will attempt to penetrate it all the way, and it will answer the purpose very well. A stofy about it from the pen of Lieut. Gabblebosh, in the Flaunting Flag of Freedom, would pay well. If you could poss...
Cdf Conroro of Siorrt bounds. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 17 August 1856
Cdf Conroro of Siorrt bounds. We Bad tha following decidedly (food stonr Ia tarn Saris correspondence "f 0m New York Express. It will In; appreciated by musical gentleman with wink wm : The steeping apartments of two gentlemen belonging to different grades of the apper rlemta. joined ouch other. M. de V. passed his nights in amusing himself at his club, and cam.' home to go to bed at;'» o'clock in the morning. M. de 1.. his neighbor, rose at ti o'clock, und. being an enthusiastic iover of music, commenced "practicing" at the piano. This arrangement not being precisely agreeable to M. de V.. that worthy entreated Ins neighbor to restrain his enthusiasm'until four or live hours later iv the day. M. de I*. coolly responded that his enthusiasm" was of the nature ot the •• noon-gun" in the garden of the Nail Bond, and was • bound to go off" at the regular hour. Tin' nocturnal gentleman appealed ton neighboring Commissaiy of Police, lie was laughed at for his paius, and advised to go to b...
France. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 17 August 1856
France. France is the empire of bagatelle. Its idea is amusement. Its pleasures are all refined, and are made the most of. The women are graceful and beautiful, but the control of a French Cupid is never longer than a few days at most. French life wants veracity; still, underlying all this levity there is much of good in the French character' Nature has scattered generous and beautiful souls among them—Fenelon, Montequieu, Pascal— and noble and beautiful women, who have made France the centre of letters. The sense they give to love is a bar to their civilization. They should cultivate sterner and haughtier virtues.—Emerson
Religioua Fear. O- 1 ft—1*. e • . . [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 17 August 1856
Religioua Fear. O- 1 ft—1*. e • . . So long as a belief in propositions is regarded as indispensable to salvation, the pursuit of truth as such is not possible, any more than it is possible for a man who is swimming for his life to make meteorological observations on the storm which threatens to overwhelm him. The sense of alarm and haste, the anxiety for personal safety unmans the nature, and allows no thorough, calm thinking, no truly noble, disinterested feeliug.— Westminster Review. Thu übove view is from a daguerreotype taken in the Islands recently, and (five a very clear idea (if the shape and mode of navigating this peOoNar desci iption of craft Tbe attachment tn tho side of the canoe is the outrigger, which being made nf a wood almost as light us cork, rests on the water, 00 the leeward side of the vessel, ns she makes her way, and prevents her careening so far as to become dangerous. The above canoe differs somewhat fmm those used in some nf the other Pacific Islands, as w...
The Sugar Hit*. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 17 August 1856
The Sugar Hit*. j Thr suirar acarus approaches somewhat, in organization ant) habits, to the louse anil the itch insect itself, which are also iuclu&lt;lc&lt;l in tin- ICBMa Ararux. The -iiL-ar note is in «i/c so considerable that it is plainly visible to the unaided siirht. \\ hen present in sugar it may !»• detected by the following proceeding : Two or three s|m&gt;oiiliils of ■agar should be dissolved in a liirjrc wilir-trluss of tepid water, and the solution allowed to mnain at rest for au hour or so ; at the end of that time the animalcules will Im'found, some on the surfaci' ol ! the lii|.iid. some adh-ring to the nidi's of the g!u*s. and others at tlie bottoas, taixed up with the dark 1 and copious sediment. The body is ova!, or ralher -•unewliat ovate, bang broader in-hind than In-fore. From its posterior part proceed four lone and stiff bristles, two together on each side, and some eight or ten smaller one- ure arrangiil murlv at nana! distances arou...
The Revolution in California. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 17 August 1856
The Revolution in California. 'Hie revolution in California, is not of a political character, but a legal and social one. The |«iip|e had MM tired of the incfliciciicy of the OBSCetl a le M duty it was to execute the laws and protect the li\e- and pro|iert y of the citizens. Their jadges wore very nearly as bad. :is loose, and as iguoraafl as our Tombs justiifs. «li,&gt; do not know enough to discriminate bet Wren an attempt at murder and an attempt at burglary. Votorioas criminals, and -eoiindrels ol every hue and grade were permitted togout huge, and mIo n coarricled anrt eaaaawd tha* Vara not asecutetl. Robbers, burglars, ganiblers. aad every soil of ruffian rowdy were parmittcd to eaarUM their villanics unchecked ; the political offaiis of the State even, fell in the hands •I su !i mII.i iis as were shown by the election of the brute Herbert to &lt;'ongn-ss. who.si./naliznl himself hv -I ting an aaafaaad waiter in Washington l»ne of tic villains uiunlered an edit...
Tobacco. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 17 August 1856
Tobacco. It seems strange that so little attention is given by the agriculturists of our State to the cultivation of tobacco. That our peculiar climate and soil arc adapted to its successful growth, admits of no dispute As an instance to prove this, we may m -ntion that three years ago some tobacco seed was planted in a yard ou tint lower part of Second street. This seed grew, lhe plants thrived,and new seed was perfected. Daring the following winter the lot changed owners and no further attention wa-« paid to the tobacco, but the seed became selfscattere I. and in the succeeding year plants sprung up. flourished, and perfected seed. From this seed, again self planted, a fine crop of tobacco is now maturing on the lot. Il is not generally known that tobacco is indigenous to California ; yet such is the fact, or at least, il it was originally introduced by the Spanish missionaries, the importationoccurred* so long since (hat all record of it has been lost, and the memory of mau runne...
How to Make Money Fast and Honestly. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 17 August 1856
How to Make Money Fast and Honestly. Kntcr into a business of which you have a perfect knowledge. In your own "right, or by the aid of friends on long time, have a cash capital sufficient to do al least a cash business. Never venture on a credit business on commencement. Bay nil of your roods or materials for cash : you eaa take every ad van tags ol the market, and "can pick and choose where you w ill. He careful not 10 overstock yourself. Uise and fall with the market ou short stocks. Always stick to those »li"in you prove to lie stiirtly just iv their transactions, and slum all others, even at a tem|H&gt;rurv disadvantage. Never take advantage of a customer's ignorance, nor equivocate, nor misrepresent. Have but one price and a small profit, and yon will find all the most profitable customers—the cash ones—or they will find you. If ever deceived in business transactions never attempt to save yourself by putting the deception on others : but submit to the loss, and be more ...
Bravery and Devotion. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 17 August 1856
Bravery and Devotion. A singular sight was presented lately by a marechat of France conducting, in his own "carriage, t.vo common soldiers to the palace of St. Cloud .' However, that is hardly true, for they were very uncommon soldiers, wheal (Jen Bosquet presented to his Majesty ! The one was a tall Arab, entirely black, who, when in the Crimea, seeing a shell fall into a trench before Sebastopol, seized the missile, and when raising it above his head to throw it beyond tlie French lines, it burst in his hands, carrying oil'both his arms ! For this daring deed he was decorated, and now came to request that he might return to his tribe. The other was a slight Frenchman, a native of Brittany, who ndmired the courageous son of Africa so much that he had attached himself exclusively to him, tended, dressed and fed him, and now begged, that, having no family of his own, he might accompany his protege to his own country, and remain with him. promising, if France ever naeded soldiers, to ...
Powerful and Pungent [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 17 August 1856
Powerful and Pungent A venerable lady who resided in a suburban cottage ken* a few hens for her own amusement. In feeding them one day, she wet her feet, and a severe bilious attack resulted. She sent for a box of anti-bilious powders, and she was about taking a dose, when the idea suggested itself to her that nature was nature's best restorer, and she threw them into the garden. In a few days she found herself fully recovered, and with a sharp appetite, and looking at her chickens, she resolved to have one boiled for dinner, and her neighbor's son soon brought in one with a dislocated neck. After thirty minutes she took it from the pot, only to find it as a stone, and she replaced it, and gave it another trial, with no better suet-ess; and the third time she tried it, until after two hours and a half she gave it up as a tough subject. The trouble was this—the chickens had partaken of the anti-bilious powders, and there was no " bile" lelt in them!
The Geology of Water Supply. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 17 August 1856
The Geology of Water Supply. In order to understand the geology of water supply. it is necessary just to glance at the usual constituents of the earth's crust; these we find to consist of clays, shales, marls, sands, sandstones, lime, limestones. Masses composed of these materials, in a greater or less state of induration, will be found interstratified over different parts of the globe, giving rise to alternations" of pervious and imjiervious beds, and the simple theory of springs is that the porous beds form the collecting grounds for spring water from rain water, while the impervious ones are the basins iv which it is collected and, therefore, natural springs arise from the running over of the water." at the edge of this basin wherever it is exposed, and well sinking is simply the operation of boring through the porous strata to the water contained in the impervious basin.
Ability Proved only by Deed*. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 17 August 1856
Ability Proved only by Deed*. A modern WTiter says : " I never give a man credit for having the power to do what he never does. Plausibility is very imposing, no doubt j but when I see one of whom people say. - He has talent, he has genius, if he would use them right,' 1 think it is a sham, and not the real thing : for sound talent and true genius don't go with a laggard spirit—they are like a spur iv the heel to keep a man advancing." fejr~ A Texan editor, noticing the marriage of a cotemporary, says : " We wish him posterity and happiness."
£pr(> Cam AND VIGILANCE COMMITTEES. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 17 August 1856
£pr(&gt; Cam AND VIGILANCE COMMITTEES. The only law in San Francisco is Lynch Ijiw on one side, and martial law on the other. The civil law is placed in abeyance. For the present nature's law is paramount. It has taken its course and proved its vigor in the case of two victims, Casey and Cora. Another has fallen by his own head from sheer terror of the extreme penalty. This is truly law that fulfils what it threatens. Wheu society becomes disorganized—resolved into the original elements of which it is composed, the rules which governed it in its artificial state arc necessarily impotent und worthless. It needs a new regime to produce anything like order out of the chaos. Society in California has, by agradual but sure progression in crime, becanie disorganized. The law, which protects the rights of the individual, has been, through the instrumentality of a gang of ruffians, transformed into a shield for the criminal. 'I'he administration of justice has for a long time been i...
Refining Metals. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 17 August 1856
Refining Metals. The operation of refining metals at the Government Assay Office, is one of tbe most interesting in mechanic manipulation. The metal is weighed first, then it is melted and weighed again, losing, through the influence of the heat, about one-tenth of an ounce iv every thousand. At various stages of the refining process its actual weight is compared with the standard, and every precaution taken to guard against dishonesty in the workmen. At stated periods the pokers and pots, and the iron platforms which cover the stone floors, built expressly to catch the particles of dust—and even the working clothes of the operators, are melted up together, and whatever gold or silver has adhered to them is separated from them by the refining process. _ ftar"At St. Bartholomew, in France, an old peasant lay oa his death bed. His son went to fetch the curate, and stood knocking at his door for three hours. " Why don't you knock louder V said the curate. " I was afraid of wakiug you,"...