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GOOD HEART AND WILLING HAND. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 August 1856
GOOD HEART AND WILLING HAND. ST riUSI.ES KUXIT. In storm or shine, two friends of mine Go forth to work or play. And when they visit poor' men's homes They bless them by the way. 'Tis Willing Hand ! Mis Cheerful Heart, The two best friends I know, Around the heart come Joy and Mirth Where'er their faces glow. Come shine—'tis bright! Come dark— lis right! Come cold—'twill warm ere long !— So heavily fail the hammer stroke ! Merrily sound the song ! Who falls may stand, ir good Right Hand Is first, not second best; Who weeps, may sing if Kindly Heart Has lodging in his breast. The humblest board has dainties poured, When Ihey set down lo dine: The crust Ihey eat is honey sweet. The water's good as wine. They fill the purse wilh honest gold. They lead no creature wrong. So heavily fall the hammer stroka ! Merrily sound the song I Without these twain Ihe poor complain Of evils hard to bear; But wilh them poverty grows rich. And finds a loaf to spare ! Their looks are lire—their words in...
THE LENT JEWELS. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 August 1856
THE LENT JEWELS. A JEWISH TALE. In schools of wisdom all the day was spent, His steps at eve Ihe Rabbi homeward sent. With homeward thoughts, which dwelt upon his wife. And two fair children who consoled his lire She, meeting al tin threshold let him in, And with these words preventing, did h.gin : " Ever rejoicing at your wished return. Yet am 1 most so now; for since this morn, I have been much perplexed and sorely tried Upon one point, which you shall now decide: Some yesrs ago. a friend into my care Some jewels gave—rich, precious gems they were ; Hut having given them in my charge, this friend Did afterward, nor come for them, nor send, But left them in my keeping for so long That now it almost seems to me a wrong That he should suddenly arrive to-day, To take those jewels that he left away. What think you? Shall I freely yield them back An-i with no murmuring, so henceforth lo lark Those gems myself, which I had learned to see Almost as mine for ever, mine in fee ?" " What que...
<a Stratagem. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 August 1856
&lt;a Stratagem. When llio Hebrew financier Rothschild, lived OB Stanford Hill, tbere leaiikd opposite to him another very wealthy dealer in stock exchange. Lucas by name. The latter returned one night very late, from a convivial party ; he observed a carriage aud four standing before Rothschild's gate, upon which he ordered his own carriage to go out of the way. and commanded his coachman to await in readiness his return. Lucas went stealthily and watched, unobserved, the movements at Rothschild's gate. He did not lie long in ambush before he he heard a party having the Hebrew millionaire's mansion and going towards the carriage. He saw Kotlischild accompanied by two muffled figures, step into the carriage, and heard the word of command "to the city. ' He followed Rothschild's carriage very closely. Hut when In; reached the top of the street iv which Rothschild's office was situated, Lucas ordered his carriage to stop, from which he stepped out, through the street, feigning...
The Panama Chain. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 August 1856
The Panama Chain. A historian giving a description of the city of Mexico, as it was found by Cortes, states "that '• there were rows of silversmiths, who sold jewels and chains of extraordinary fashions." Concerning this passage, Ewbank, in his celebrated work on the Mechanic Arts, as known to the ancients, has the following curious information : These chains which were worn around the neck, were doubtless similar to those known as Panama chains ; which certainly are rare specimens of workmanship. They may sometimes be seen at our jewellers, who buy them for the purity of the gold. It is said that the mode of making them has never been discovered, and that the secret is still preserved among the Indians of Panama. We have examined one which came from Oarthagena, the length of which, had it been cut, was two feet eight inches ; its section which was hexagonal, did not exceed one-twentieth of an inch in diameter. It was formed of one or more fine wires, which seemed to have been woven...
The Pulpit Gowo. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 August 1856
The Pulpit Gowo. The ladies of the congregation of Or. Peddio. Kdinburgh, determined to present the Doctor with a pulpit gown. The Doctor on the Sunday after it was presented intimated to Lhe people" in the church, " The ladies have been kind enough to [iresent mc with a pulpit gown j but, lest any member should object to mv wearing it. I shun t put it on yet. and w ill hear objections on Thursday night." Nobody came to object but an old lady. The Doctor said : " Well, .Janet, what objections have you to the pulpit gown ?" " Aweel, sir," said Janet. '• we never read of the Apostle Raul wearing a gown." The Doctor said—and there was a significancy in the reply—" You are quite right, Janet; but we never read of .St. Raul wearing breeks." That satisfied the old lady.
History vs. Physic. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 August 1856
History vs. Physic. A good story of (Jibbon is told in the last volume of Moore's Memoirs. The tl mutatis ptrtontM were Ijidy Elizabeth Porter, (Jibbon, the historian, and an eminent French physician, the historian and doctor being rivals in courting the lady's favor. Impatient at Gibbons occupying so much of her attention by his conversation," the doctor said crossly to him : " Quaint milady Elizabeth Poster sera malade de vos fadaises, je la guererai.'' [When mv lady Klizabeth Poster is made ill by your twaddle, J will cure her."] On which (Jibbon, drawing himself up grandly, and looking disdainfully at the physician, replied : " Quand milady Klizabeth Foster sera morte de vos recettes, je rimmortalliserai." [When mv lady Elizabeth Foster is dead from your recipes, I will immortalize her.]
The Anvil and the Bellows. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 August 1856
The Anvil and the Bellows. A blacksmith who fancied himself sick, often teased a neighboring physician to give him relief. The physician knew that he was perfectly well but being unwilling to offend him, told him, he must not eat anything heavy or windy. The blacksmith went off satisfied ; but on revolving in his mind what kind of food was heavy or windy, returned to the doctor, who having lost temper with his patient, said, " Don't you know what things are heavy and windy V " No," said lhe blacksmith. '• Why then I'll tell you," says the doctor,"your anvil is heavy and your bellows are windy ; don't eat either of these and you will do well."
(Crusabr unon guir-tOils. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 August 1856
(Crusabr unon guir-tOils. An "1.1 Magazine ha- a regular crusade upon hair oils, from whi. I, (re extract lhe follow ing : " If the ladies will trust to our science un the siilijcctiifhair.il! the first pluco we pan a mv i them, most confidently, thai so mt it from being ■ true that oils ami [xmmtnius increase the lustre of the hair, their effect i, to iiasipj h tliat polish which it imturully |m»'w . while, whatever gfaaa tin v may give tv hair which i- naturally ilirll. bj Mao, ami like all falsitio, disgusting. Absolute rlcanliBOM bf means of wut.-r alone, to commence, followed by lirushing in tin- direction of tin- hair, itself, ill a dry stale, is t|„- trM incth.sl of giving tn the hair nil the potlah of which it is -iisceptible ; ami it is the effii-t ol oils ~full kinds to di-turh or injure this; to say nothing of the disgust and ncct-ssury dirtiness ot greasy hair. It is the effect of otMabtt II" prevent it Irom curling ; and this object is most | effectually ohtaincd. if wi...
(tiif lUorlb; AS SEEN BY A VAGRANT. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 August 1856
(tiif lUorlb; AS SEEN BY A VAGRANT. PAKT L None put themselves ti&gt; the trouble of examining jwiseiug events ami tbe other characteristics of the ktaMt mi order to supply their Mtnwn with un extensive and assorted si.o-k ol opinion, but those who-.- positions have at least a little worldly consideration attached to them. My case is different. I ant nobody in anybody's estimation. I have no ambition or nvariee. and it is uiuie.sss.sary for me to at mf.inn to any course dictated by policy. No mutter what I think or say. my busit ess goes right along as uninterruptedly as daylight opens and shuts its eve through the long reign of centuriw. The reason is plain : I am in coni|&gt;elition with no one. and supposed to be no more than what I am precisely--a loafer. And mv name is Jones John Jones. I entertain no delicacy in Inning my name as well known us my person and habits. Why should not my name attain also a familiarity with those who choo-o to wink disrespectfully at...
The Voice of Spleen. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 August 1856
The Voice of Spleen. A funny correspondent of the -Portland Transcript suys : •• I have recently gin up all idea of women folks, and come back to' perlitikal life. I am more at hum in this line than in huntin' the lair scckts. Aingills in petticuts and ' kiss-me quicks' is pretty enough to look at, I gin in, bnt darn 'em they are slippery as eels, and when you fish for 'em, an' get a bite, you, somehow or other, find yourself at the wrong end of the line—they've cotched you ! An' wheu you've stuffed 'cm with peanuts, candy, aud dogger)'types, they'll throw you away as they would a cole tater. leastwise, that's bin my ex|&gt;erieuee. But I've done with em now. The Queen of Sheber, the sleepin' beauty, Kleopatry's needle, Pompeys pillow, Lot's wife, an' with a steam engine to help em, couldn't tempt me. The very sight of a bonnet riles me all over."
Capping the Climax. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 August 1856
Capping the Climax. In the slave States, where the negroes have decidedly the advantage over the Irish in ton**, habits, and general consideration, the scorn with which they Took on them as " white trash." i* **- ceedingly amusing. Nor is the feeling less keen in the free States, where social advantages are all on the side of the Irish population. We were walking up a hilly street in Newport, son- time alter our arrival, when a party of little mulatto nova coming out of school were engaged iv blackguarding each other ; one at length used an epithet to which, lor a moment, his adversary could find no bad word stroug enough to reply : when trembling with rage, he shook his list in his opponent's face, and stammered out, " You—you Irish niggar.yoa !"—Bentley"* Mtsceilany.
Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 August 1856
THE HOIST CARRIER'S Book and Stationery Company, 97 Battery St, and 64 ft 66 Long Wharf, H.ive now in store and offer for sale, at the lowest prices, the following books; Col. Vanderbowt, Cadets of Temperance, Big Dear, Castle Builders, Before and Behind theCurtaiii.Curse of Clifton, Business Man's Assistant, Clara Morland, Bride of the Wilderness, Curtain Lectures, Compute Florist, Eoline, Charcoal Sketches, Forced Will, Aunt Patty's Scrap Book, Fowl Breeders Hit at the Follies of the Age, Game Clicks, Book of Beauty, Ball of Yarn, Carpet Bag of Fun, Gambler's Tricks, Complete Kitchen Directory, TrsthfMl Mythology, " " Garden, Harry Co\erdale, Dashes of American Humor, Helen Mul grave Deer Starters, High Life in New York, Chronicles of Pineville, Herb Utmk, Drama at Polcerville, Home Cook Book, Discarded Daughter, Indiana, Daring Exploit*, Idle Hour Book, Deserted Wife, Josephus, Knight o ithc -Silver Cross, Joe Milter, Legal Forms, Kate Clarendon, Lost Heiress, Linda, Letter Write...
The Demonstration. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 August 1856
The Demonstration. Tlie popular enthusiasm and endorsement of the acts of the Vigilance Committee, as evidenced in the display of Monday last, give to the closing phase in the active existence of that body a character at once creditable to them as the agents of popular reform, and cheering to those who have assisted in the jvork which has resulted thus triumphantly. The chagrin of the clique of law and murderlings to whom the ]&gt;cople have thus administered an appropriate rebuke, was proportionate to the extent of the demonstration. At an early hour the various companies into which the military and police force of the Committee are divided, were mustered and marched to the position assigned them for review on Third street, the entire length of which thoroughfare their line occupied. The sight presented nt this point was an imposing one. Far as the eye could reach extended the lines of armed men. whose regularity and skilfulness of movement gave little sign of their having ...
Where Does the Laugh Come In? [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 August 1856
Where Does the Laugh Come In? The latest shine of the Sun in this city manifested itself in its advertising columns one day last week. On its fourth page appeared two columns entirely blank, with the exception of one or two general heads, and the interspersing of inexplicable locations with advertisement rules. We are assured by those in tbe plot that a stupendous joke is secreted somewhere in this arrangement, but although we have had the assistance of several gentlemen, who have the reputation of having discovered the point of several of the remarkably witty effusions which have graced the Herald recently, as well as that of an individual who has devoted some of the best years of his life to the [icriisal of the German Comic \lmanac, originally published for readers in the Interior of Pennsylvania, we have not yet found the exact place where the fun of the arrangement in question is located. Had these blanks occurred in the editorial columns of the Am, they would certainly have be...
Open House in Sacramento Street [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 August 1856
Open House in Sacramento Street All the world and his esteemed lady have been paying visits to the Committee rooms in Sacramento street, during the latter part of the past week. High and low, old and young, all have been impelled by curiosity to take a look at the fountain-head of the exciting scenes through which we have recently passed. Before the attractions presented by the Committee rooms the theatre and San Francisco Hall have " paled their ineffectual fires," and Billy Birch and Lola Montez have alike failed to draw to their respective arenas of display the regular number of their enthusiastic auditors during the three evenings on which the counter-attraction has been operative. No other topic of conversation, save the curiosities displayed by the Committee, has been prevalent in social circles, and no one, not having all the facts in regard to those peculiarities at his tongue's end, could succeed in enlisting any amount of attention. After the appearance in the daily papers...
The Possibility of Disunion. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 August 1856
The Possibility of Disunion. Than is no phase of our political condition WUiA excites so thoroughly the contempt of the patriot ami lover of his country as the hypocritical pretence of the old party hacks that thi cvi-lemv or salvation of the I'nion is do|&gt;cnd.'nt on the success or defeat of a particular faction in the coming I'residential election. To claim that thi 1 sneers of any party which is attained in the legitimate process of partisan warfare that the supremacy secured by a popular majority w ill lie tlie signal for breaking up of the euihdcracy of States is an insult to the people of the I'nion. These flics on the * hauls of the nation's progress, nre not content with the self-complacent condition they maintain through the egotism which persuades them that they are an important |wirt of the body |Kilitic. but they would fain persuade the people that if by any accident they arc brushed from their foot-hold, conscipicnces of the most di-nstr.ms nature w ill ensue....
Letters from my Lodgings.—Ho. 1. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 August 1856
Letters from my Lodgings.—Ho. 1. I Oh Stout Hocss on Cut Btbrt Hill, -j August 21, 1860. Messrs. Editors :—Somebody (it is not necessary to give names) has very beautifully remarked that the character of a man is modified or otherwise influenced in its development by the scenery surrounding the locality in which the first years of his existence are passed. It has always seemed to me, that if this position be correct, there is no reason why the same influences should not be operative in other periods of his existence. A temporary disregard of this principle, and a permanent pecuniary pressure existing cotemporaneously, induced me, during the summer of last year, to locate my dormitory in the neighborhood of the wharves, a region mainly remarkable for the great variety of odors and mosquitoes pervading its atmosphere. And although the influence of the climate in that quarter did not produce on my complexion the miraculous change of color attained in one night, according to tradition, ...