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NEW LETTER SHEETS AND MINING ENVELOPES. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
NEW LETTER SHEETS AND MINING ENVELOPES. We have issued, handsomely printed on letter-sheets: THE EXPERIENCE OF MR. GRINGO AS A RANCHERO, comprising six spirited engravings on one sheet. These sketches have been very popular, and thus published together will no doubt have an immense sale. Price, $I' 2 per hundred. A SUNDAY IN TIIE CALIFORNIA DIGGINGS. This splendid cut has been everywhere admired, and is an excellent thing to send home. Price, $13 per hundred. Also, RIVER MINING—a splendid scene. $12 per hundred. We have also issued a series of ILLUSTRATED ENVELOPES, Til.: WRITING HOME; THE TRAVELING MINER; UP-HILL WORK ; SETTLING UP. Prlre, $12 per thousand. All orders addressed to the Wide West OSce will receive prcmpt attention.
List of Agents for the Wide West. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
List of Agents for the Wide West. E. R. OtnU GENKKAL UHI J. Q. JACKSON AUBURN. C. 0. LAKE ANGEL'S CAMP. P. W. SCRIBNER ANGELS CAMP. DANIEL D1IDI) HENICIA. J. 11. CONE CAMPO SECO. \. A. HUNN A w ELL COLUMBIA. W), VIKCENT COLOM A. WARTS! A CO COSTRA COSTA. S. W. LAXIiTON A BROTHER .00X1 BAR. MR. MILLER CHINKS! CAMI'. L. B. DAVIDSON CHIP'S DIGGINGS. S. DORSET CAM PT( IN Vll. I.E. FRED. WADSWOP.TH DIAMOND SPRINGS. HURT A CO DRY TOWN. 11. S. BECK A CO '. DOWNIEVII.LE. S. \V. I.ANGTON A BROTHER DOWNIEVII.LE. It. SMITH, P. M DOS PEDRO'S BAR. SAMUEL STEPHENSON DOUGLAS PLAT. WELL'S FARGO * CO DITUI PUT. DENNIS TOWNSEN'D PIDDUPTOWN. G. W. 11. BI DDEN PUREST CTTT. JOHN MALLON rORBESTOWN. s. W LANGTON A BROTHER POSTER'S BAR. A. J. BUNTING GARDEN TALI ET. W T GIBBS GEORGETOWN. S.'w. LANGTON A BROTHER GOODYEAR'S BAR. JOHN BELI «RASS \ ALLEY. BURTON A BARKER HORNITAS. S. N. CALVIN lOWA HILL. JOHN II RICHARDSON JAMESTOWN. WESLEY JACKSON ~ .VV^i'VJ' CRAM, RODGERB A CO JACKSONVILLE. B It SWCETI \ND •...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
A SPLENDID ASSORTMENT OF BOOKS AND STATIONERY! JUST RECEIVED, PER "CELESTIAL," LARGE INVOICES of goods, which will be disposed of at the lowest market rates. These goods, having been sent out by special order, are peculiarly suited to the California market. They comprise SCHOOL BOOKS. A full assortment of all kinds used in this State, which are offered at reasonable rates. MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS. Comprising a great variety, from the "Cruise of the North Star," Commodore Vanderbilt's new steam yacht, to Miss Leslie's New Cook Book. NOVELS, A splendid variety, comprising the works of Dickens, Thackeray, Lever, Bulwer, Lover, Cockton, James, Dumas, Reynolds, Smith, Marryatt, &amp;c, &amp;c. PLAYS. A large assortment, comprising all the Modern and Minor Drama. LETTER PAPER. An infinite variety, O. &amp; H., P. &amp; S., Carew Manuf. Co.. Clyde Mills, Eagle Mills, De la Rue's, Paris, &amp;c, &amp;c. NOTE PAPER. Some of the most elegant varieti...
Old Block and Mr. Whittlestick. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
Old Block and Mr. Whittlestick. An interesting correspondence having occurred between these two occasional contributors to the California Press, we seize the earliest opportunity of giving it the publicity its importance demands. The penknife alluded to is on exhibition at our office of publication. Grass Valley, November 2?, 18S4. My Pear H7i ittlestick .-—I have been much amused in reading your explorations in the mountains of the HayCity, in company with Mr. Toots, and the celebrated W. Micawber, Esq., Gent, which somebody has kindly sent me. It is so long since I vegettted in the vegetable trade, or squashed out in the squash busiuess on Long Wharf—(May Heaven forgive Tobin A Duncan for piling up that brick mass on my old stand) —that my memory of the Geography of Upper San Francisco was vague and uncertain, until refreshed by your Explorations. Your discoveries, your descriptions, your adventures in that romantic region, impressed my mind with the strong probability that some f...
UP-HILL WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
UP-HILL WORK. It will need no detailed description to convince the reader that the stalwart individual whose likeness heads this sketch is engaged in a labor that may be very properly termed up-hill work in the strictest sense of that too widely applicable term. Walking up an eminence in the atitBDf: region duwgUic. period when the summer sun Made down its aMent rays on the toe «f lapd, ottoriy tiire may have tieuB Vdtden in III Wlioktn MHl orerfee#the gilt of the n-jnomn pu*t BB-hfll work, sad no mistake. Not tSlit punlag- freMtwfV Is any tl» less entitled to the term-rtiades of tkajacka, &gt;...rd broad, at d pork-butter forbid ! —but to p.Tioraa (he liart.'ioutiuned with a tin-pan for a hat, said being heaped up with dirt and stores to the utirJKjpdl 'f Hi supposed powers of retention, is at once prooodi e of profuse perspiration, growling and exhaustion, '.ndif, when the welcome water is reached, and the dirt, little by little, is washed away till you can see the bottom ...
WEIGHING THE DUST. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
WEIGHING THE DUST. And now it remains to be wen whether Hope or Disap- j pointment be the rulinp spirit of the evening; whether in the happy accomplishment of the hazarded pucss, the retrospect of the day's toil and it. incidents shall be a pleasant one; when each little detail of the discverv of this piece and that piece shall he dwelt OH hv lohih that never tire to talk, and hearkened to hv ears that delight to listen ; when gratulation on -gratulation Hows from happy lips, and the eyes Mgbieil with the fulness of a contented heart, till sleep weighs down their lids j or in ' the revulsion of tW-ling that follows an unweleoine disclosure of the balance, ploom sits on every lace, and moodily and slowly the evening passes away, each wondering how he could have been so mist..ken in his estimate, each lull of the disappointment his hojH-s had sustained till the reaction comes, and all retire to rest with the fixed purpose of rising to the morrow's duly with hearts as light as the weig...
WRITING HOME. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
WRITING HOME. Next to tbe pleasure or the pain of receiving letters may be classed the joy or sorrow of inditing them.— "How the old time comes o'er us." Tin-group of friends 1 or relations that await so anxiously the opening of tbe , epistle are in plain view before us as the pen passes over paper vviih the rapidiiy of Fanry. Are they ail there?— \ rises from the heart to the mind like a deadening miasma, all dark and gloomy. Or, |H-rrllaiici-, it may be only one whose form flits before the eye of the heart, as the thoughts fly from the head to the hand; and one sweet face banishes all other memories. Doubled is the sorrow that must be communicated to the loved ones! ! Doubled the joy we ask them to share! Bow carefully is each word weighed that tells of ill-fortune! How- fearful ■ are we that our misfortunes may be overrated! How ; cheerfully does the sad heart seek to guide the pen that : tells the tale of its discouragement! But w hen the theme I is joyous, how the pen flies, va...
Early Life of John C. Calhoun. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
Early Life of John C. Calhoun. An old school-fellow and associate of the late John C. Calhoun, who signs himself "A. Bow ie," residing in Talapoosa county, Ala., in a letter to the Abbeville Bnnior, gives some interesting reminiscences of the early life of the great southern statesman. He says thnt in 1810 Mr. C. was practising law at Abbeville Court House, the late Gov. Noble being his partner. He was much udmired tor his conversational powers, and the young gentlemen of the place were in the constant habit of assembling in the summer evenings on Mr. C.'s piazza to listen to him. He was also iv the daily habit of walking for exercise, nnd seldom turned before he had accomplished a mile and a half. Mr. Bowie adds:—"Thiscxcrcise was usually taken very early in the morning, and he was generally willing to have one of his young friends as a companion—not to enjoy their conversation, but to benefit them by his. I remember on one occasion he invited me to accompany him in his morning str...
A Big with a Lady's Parasol. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
A Big with a Lady's Parasol. Punch, you naughty fellow ! You laugh at our bonnets, and the funny way in which we ladies wear them. I only wish you gentlemen would look at your own dress a little before you think of laughing at ours. Our bonnets, after all, are not half so ugh as your hats nasty black things, that have no more shape 'in them than ail elephant's leg. I'm sure 1 should be lorry to put the slice of a chimney-pot on my head ! I wish you could see yourselves you would be it little more careful then bow you go out of your way to ridicule us. As for your scarfs, also I would sooner go bare-necked than put' round mv throat anything half so nonsensical. Why, I have seen young gentlemen wear iieek-handkerrhie'fs no thicker than the ribbon we should think of putting round the neck of a kitten. They are not half so broad as watchribbons. I declare, in size they are no broader than the white satin favors we tie tip wedding-cake with. You w ill Ik- wearing your shoe-strings for a ...
Perfection of Style. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
Perfection of Style. A Itatljf written article un the philosophy of style, in the W*WW»Uut&lt;r A'.ri.K-, maintains that the law of effret is the great tiling 1.. M studied ami aimed at in g.s-d writing. The constant employment of .me special ..f phras&lt;sil igv is to he shimiie.l. T.. have a specific st\l. is to tie poor in s|Ks eh. As in a tine nature, the play of the features, the tones of the voice an.l its c.idclievs.varv in harmony with every thought utten-d j in dm |Uaß*s«B»i of a fully dcM'lo|w-.l BOVet of s|H-cch, the mould HI which comhinalion of wmm* is cast, w ill similarly vary with, anil be appropriate to, the sentiment. A isrf.ctU endowed man must unconsciously write mall -l\le*. T)ie habitual mode ol utterance must tafOß-i on tile habitual balance of the nature Lot the power, of B»t«Ofc l»- fully dcv. I..|msl ; let the ability of tbe intellect to convey the emotions Incomplete, and the fixity of style will disappear. The p. r- ! feet writer will expr...
Too Good to be Lost. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
Too Good to be Lost. The hoarders in one of the fashionable houses in Brooklv ■ wen' assembled in the public parlor one stonnv . v Bang a few mouths since, when a rather antiquated maiden lady, who never 888881 to have any cmplov mrnt hut admiring her jewelry and dresses, lisped out the remark that she loved a rainy day, and always availed of one to arrange her draw ers. "So do I," growled an old a captain. " I overhaul my drawers, and shirts, arm, sometimes, and sew on a button on a string where it is i wanted " Mademoiselle did not faint, but there was an 1 angry rustle of her silk., as she swept from the room, leaving all to exchange a bbbbbbbbbml tuwr for a good hearty laugh.— S. }'. Sunday toa. im. Old lli.n iir.il.- When old llhnhcr mm in England, he was iaiilui t.. Oxford to have a dot-tor's d.grco i-. nf. rr. d upon him. The tierce drap ion was a- much amused a. delighted a! tin- idi-a of tin- In .nor. ami intr. .during another Prussian general, who h.nl 1.. on Ins right han...
"Pike County" at Sea. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
"Pike County" at Sea. Sea voyages are great hum.nigs. We arrive d at this opinion at an early stage of our marine experience, (one liour after starting on our " e\eursion to the fairing banks."| and we have never had 0 xasion to change it. Whether on v schooner, ship, 01 slesimer, tlie Mfttwton* ami dreariness is the same. The same matutinal natisoousness of mouth comes with the rising sun : the same indisposition to eat accompanies breakfast; ami a dttWOtttented dinner winds up the day. Em if the hread hi' good ; even if the coffee does not roa-d-d beans nnd chicory ; even if the tropics do not insist on your helping yourself to butter with a spoon ; a sea voyage is a nuisance, the annoyances of which monopoly conipunies take good care shall not be rendered fewer in number. The starting is all very well. Smith, with whom you have left TOUT money tor investment, and BfXJWU, wbOM note you have held for two years, comedown to see you off; of course, with all their available force of a...
PLEASURES OF A TRIP TO THE EAST. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
PLEASURES OF A TRIP TO THE EAST. Mr. TlMlI", UElXfi ABOtT TO TAKE A TRIP TO THE East rl RELY AS A M ATTER 0* I'LEASI RE, IS INFORMED BT A UND FRIEND, AT THE MOMENT or Ills DEI'ARTI'RE, THAT HE " HAD HITTER LOOK OI'T FOR HIMSELF, AS .1 M MUER &gt;F THE HMUMH WHO RORRED THE PASSENGERS ON THE A N Kll ltl \i&lt;v' \ur. BOOM MOWS ON the same STEAMER WITH him." Mr. T. does sot aim-ear TO BE tiratified it the INTKI.I iiienoe.
One Illustrated Envelopes. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
One Illustrated Envelopes. We have printed a number of designs on Envelopes, suited for the enclosure of our letter-sheet views. Some Of them are very striking and life-like. We give them below. The specimens given do not comprise our entire variety, but they are sutlicient to show the qualttv of thy engravings, and their suitability for the purpose to which they are devoted. First on the list we have Hot in the ensaaajai, circular form in which it appears in the seal of the State, hut with "ample Mom and verge enough" to secure a correct appreciation of the design. Minerva is in the foreground, with her spear iv her left ! hand, her helmet on her head, and her right arm resting on the shield hearing the le ad of Medusa. Behind her the sun is shining, while in its rays appears the motto of j our State, appropriate, though somewhat hackucved. At her feet flowers and fruit are pianino - from the horn of ' plenty, aud by her side is the grizzly, behind whom is ! seen a sheaf of grain. ...
MEW LETTER SHEETS AND MINING ENVELOPES. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
MEW LETTER SHEETS AND MINING ENVELOPES. We have issued, handsomely printed on letter-sheets : THE EXPERIENCE OF MR. GRINGO AS A RANCHERO, comprising six spirited engravings on one sheet. These sketches have been very popular, and thus published together will no doubt have an immense sale. Price, per hundred. A SUNDAY IN THE CALIFORNIA DIGGINGS. This splendid cut has been everywhere admired, and is an excellent thing to send home. Price, $1-2 per hundred. Also, RIVER MINING—a splendid scene, f 1-2 per hundred. We have also issued a series of ILLUSTRATED ENVELOPES, Vis.: WRITING DOME; THE TRAVELING MINER; UP-HILL WORK ; SETTLING UP. PH-e, $12 per thousand. All orders addressed to the Wilis West Ofics will receive prompt attention.
List of Agents for the Wide West. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
List of Agents for the Wide West. E. R. CAMPBELL GENERAL AGENT J. Q. JACKSON Al BURN. C. G. LAKE ANGELS CAMP. P. W. S.RIBNEK ANGEL'S CAMP. DANIEL DODD BXNICIA. J. 11. CONK CAMFO SCCO. A. A. HI NNAWELL COLUMBIA. GEO. YIKCENT COLOMA. SWAKTZ A CO CONTRA COSTA. S. W. LANGTON A BROTHER COX'S BAB. MR. MILLER CHIN 181 CAMP. L. 11. DAVIDSON CHIP'S DIGGINGS. S. DOUBT CAMPTONVII I.E. FRED. WADSWORTH DIAMOND SPRINGS. HURT A CO DRY TOWN. 11. S. BECK A CO DOWKIBVILLB, s. W. LANGTON A BBOTBBB DOWNIKVILI.E. R. SMITH. P. M DON PEDRO'S BAB. SAMUEL STEPHENSON DOUGLAS FLAT. WELLS, FARGO A CO DUTCH FLAT. DENNIS TOW NSEND FIDDI.ETOWN. G. W. 11. BIDDEN FOREST CITY. JOHN MALI.ON rOBBBSTOWN. S. W. LANGTON .4 BROTHER FOSTER S BAR. A. J. DI NTING GARDEN TALI BT. m T. GIBBS GEORGETOWN. s W LANGTON A BROTHER GOODYEAR S BAR. JOHN BF.LI GRASS VALLEY. BI'KTCN A BARKER HOBNITAB. S. N. CALVIN IOWA HILL. JOHN II RICHARDSON JAMESTOWN. WESLEY JACKSON IACKSON. CRAM. BODOBBfI A CO JACKSONVILLE. B R BWEKTL4ND JACBSON. CO...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
A SPLENDID ASSORTMENT OF 300KS AND STATIONERY! JT'ST RKCKM F»&gt;, PFIt CFI.FSTT AI," LA RC, F INVOICES of good*, which will be disposed of at the lowest market ; rates. The«-e goods, having been sent out by social order, ' are peculiarly suited to the California market. They comprise SCHOOL HOOKS. A full assortment of all kinds used in this State, which are offered at reasonable rates. MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS. Comprising a great variety, from the "Cruise of the North PtAr," Conini'Mtore Vanderbill s new steam yacht, to Mils Leslie's New Cook Hook. HOTELS, A BMH variety, comprising the works of Dickens, Tharkeray, Istvsr, ilulwrr, I.over, Cockton, Janies, Dumas, Reynolds, Stmth, Marryatt, Ac, Ac. PLATS. A large assortment, comprising all the Modern and Minor Drama. LETTEIi PAPS3L An infinite variety, O. A 11., P. A Carew Mauuf. Co., Clyde Mills, Eagle Mills, De la Rue's, Pans, Ac, Ac NOTE PAPS*. Some of the most elegant varieties evtr imported, as well v Commercial and plain. EN...