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Pilfrrtogs from pln-ri-bns-taj,. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
Pilferings from Plu-ri-bus-tah. For the benefit of those of our readers who have not perused the recently issued epic by Doesticks. we make the following extracts from it, accompanied by Ihe beautiful views illustrative of the text. First we have a striking representation of how In the Woodshed, on the slop-poll. In his slip]a'rs and his shirt shvves, With one leg across the other. In the style of Mrs Khmmcr At the Woman s Rights I '(invention, Mister Jupiter sat smoking : And Ihe smoke rose fast and faster, As he sat there puffing, puffing, IJke a lurioiis locomotive— A celestial locomotive. • ••••• Through the window of the woodshed. Through the smoke so thick and solid, Through his s|»vtacl&lt;"s so clouded, Through his little kitchen garden. Through the shadow- of thfl l« an|H&gt;les, Mister Jupiter, the mighty, Saw a uiaidcn coining toward him. To his feet at once he started. Threw the slop-pail in a corner, Throw Ins spectacles far from him. Threw his pipe into...
A Vigilance Committee It> Antiquity. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
A Vigilance Committee It&gt; Antiquity. If history be taken as a guide to the experience of the past and a philosopliicul preceptor for the future, by turning over the leaves of chronicle, wo w ill find a very extraordinary counterjiart of the t'ulil'ornian Committee of Vigilance in a Westphalian Institution, created during the Dark Ages, shortly after the rebirth of individual liberty, and generally known to historiographers as the Ftkme Gericltte. a secret tribunal. However grossly misrepresented this ]M&gt;ptilar and summary tribunal has been rendered by romancers and prejudiced chroniclers, it can only be deemed by modern critics, a self-create.! court, claiming the power of administering justice in the name of the Herman Kmtieror, whose decrees were implacably carried out without fear of reversal from the corrupt and tyrani/.ing nobles, who maintained their acknowledged monarch in an absolute bondage of dependency— a mere puppet and tool to sanction their illici...
Pongo Canoes. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
Pongo Canoes. The small canoe does not weigh more than eight or ten pounds, and is too narrow for an ordinarysized person to be seated iv it. A saddle or bridge is laid across the middle, not more than two inches wide, but several inches higher than the sides of the canoe, as n seat. They use very light paddles, but scud over the roughest seas without danger, and with almost incredible velocity. While pro,.: pelting with both hands, they will "use one loot -tat bail the water out of the canoe. When they would rest their arms, one leg is thrown out on either side of the canoe, and it is propelled with the feet almost as fast as with a paddle. They w ill dash with ]&gt;crfcct safety over a surf that would swamp almost any boat that could be made. I have often seen them revolve around a ship, sailing at the rate of five or six knots an hour, half t. dozen times in the course of half au hour. When tired of running around the ship, a man will climb up her side with one hand, and ...
Luxury in Drew [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
Luxury in Drew If God were in love with fashions, he were never better served than in this age ; for our world is like a pageant, where every man's apparel is better than himself. Once Christ said that soft clothiug is in the king's courts ; but now it is crep.. into every house. Then the rich glutton jetted m purple every day ; but the poor unthrift jets as brave as the glutton, with so many circumstances about him, that if he could see how Pride would walk herself, if she did wear apparel, she would even go like many in the streets ; for she could not go braver, nor look steuter. nor make larger cuts, nor carry more tracings about her. than our ruffians and wantons doTPthis day. How far are these fashions altered from those leather coats which God made iv Paradise ! If their bodies did change forms so often ns their apparels changeth fashions, they should have more shapes than they have fingers aud toes. Jkjy-Mrs. Fly says, iv confidence, that her son Horace, the poet, is so scrup...
Balloon franrltng. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
Balloon franrltng. There are some peculiar effects in connection with balloon traveling that are worthy of further mention. The first is the utter absence of all sense of motion in the vehicle. Motion, indeed, at all times is only made known to us by those abrupt changes in our direction which consists of what are termed joltings : for the body from its vis inertia, partaking of the movement of the conveyance in which it is traveling, is, of course, thrown forcibly forwards or sideways, directly the course of the machine is violently" arrested or altered. In a balloon, moreover, we are not even made conscious of our motion by the ordinary feeling of tire air blow ing against the face as we rush through it, for as the vessel travels with Ihe wind, no such effect is produced ; and it is most striking to find the clouds, from the MM canst; apparently as motionless as rocks ; for as they too, are traveling wilh the balloon, and at precisely the same rate, they naturally cannot but appea...
The Phosphorous Disease. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
The Phosphorous Disease. The first account of the disease ever puplished was in 184 S. while in this country but a single case has heen put on record before Dr. Woods. Those who make nse of phosphorous in their daily work, as the operators in lucil'er-match factories, are subject, it seems, to a distressing affection of the bones, especially of the jaws. The affection is at first .supposed to be a simple tooth ache, but if not checked at the outset, it results in the death of the bone, and a loug train of the most painful symptoms. ' It is pretty well established that tbe fumes of phosphorous, to produce their peculiar mischief, must come in immediate contact with tbe bone or periosteum. Heuce, in tbe match factory in New York, no workman is allowed to return to his work for a week after the extraction of a tooth, and the government of Knglaud have passed a decree that no tierson having decayed teeth shall be allowed to work in lucifer-match factories, if the operatives have no deca...
General Putnam. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
General Putnam. During the revolutionary war, when General Putnam was in command of an important fortress in the Highlands of the Hudson river, his force hail heen so weakened by tbe expiration of limited enlistments and the withdrawal ol troops for the protection of other importnnt passes, that the enemy ventured to besiege his fort. The siege was extended beyond the patience of the veteran, whose feelings were more in favor cf field fights than artificial manumvres. He was still more annoyed by a bandy-legged drummer, who approached au angle of the fort to beat an insulting reveille. After having chafed under the insult like a caged liou. he procured a Dutch ducking gun of calibre aud length sufficient to reach the drummer and punish his audacity. He stationed himself with the weapon at the parapet, and soon saw his taunting victim approaching. He had scarcely struck the first note of defiance, when both drum and drummer rolled in the dust. •• There," exclaimed the satisfied gener...
A True Phila thropist An I.' i; 1. <ii. nlrl [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
A True Phila thropist An I.' i; 1. &lt;ii. nlrl An English paper says : George Watts, au old inhabitant of Stoke Bishop, who was formerly a day laborer in that parish, but had by dint of honest exertion, amassed sufficient to purchase a number of cottages, died recently, leaving neither •' kith nor kin ;" and upon opening his will, it was found that each tenant had his own little cottage I lea to him as a legacy from his landlord.
Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
TEE NOISY CARRIER'S Book and Stationery Company, 97 Battery St., and 64 ft 66 Long Wharf, Rave now in store and offer for sale, at the lowest prices, the following books: Col. Vanderbowt, Cadets of Temperance, Big Bear, CasUe Builders, Before and Behind theCurtain.Curse of Clifton, Business Man's Assistant, Clara Morland, Bride of tbe Wilderness, Curtain Lectures, Complete Florist, Eoline, Charcoal Sketches, Forged Will, Aunt Patty's Scrap Book, Fowl Breeders Hit at the Follies of the Age, Game Cocks, Book of Beauty, Ball of Yarn, Carpet Bag of Fun, Gambler's Tricks, Complete Kitchen Directory, Heathen Mythology, " " Garden, Harry Coverdale, Dashes of American Humor, Helen Mulgrave, Deer Stalkers, High Life in New York, Chronicles of Pineville, Herb Hook Drama at Pokerville, Home Cook Book, Discarded Daughter, Indiana, Daring Exploits, Hour jjooj. Deserted Wife, Josephus, Knight o Ithe Silver Cross, Joe Miller, Legal Forms, Kate Clarendon, Lost Heiress, Linda, Letter Writers, Laughi...
TO ADHEMAR. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
TO ADHEMAR. BI CSTUIK ASM LtWIS. I'm roving up the river of the past. Where thou and I, Adhemar, hand in handCheek pressed to cheek, whilom, were wont to stand, w Etching the golden mr ments as they passed ; Or, speechless, gaie into each other's'eves Until our souls arose in those expanses* And stood up, face to face, exchanging glances Of love, then swooned away in exstasies. Cupid through us gained immortality— A passport through the gales of Eden won, Since, while our flame lent ardor to the sun, It held within itself a purity That lifted it above lhe thought of sfn— And the full sanction of both heaven and earth did win. My love for thee had not a parallel— The dusky Queen of Egypt had ignored The diszy height to which my passion soared. The burning lesbian, in her Island, Had never strung her lyre to such a height. Lest at the tension it had sprung apart. And lain all shattered, shivering, like her heart. Such love begol not Helen s fatal flight, As thou, Adliemsr, in my breas...
I GIVE THEE ALL, MY DEAREST. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
I GIVE THEE ALL, MY DEAREST. nr it. m. x ai-RR. I give thee all, my dearest! All that I have on earth ; 'Tis livller far than riches. Than fortune's pride of birth. For riches, love, may fly us. And pride but cause a smart; Then take Ihe gift I offer— A pure and loving heart. The world may look on coldly ; Well, let it look aud frown ; The sun lhat rose em-honied Has BOM in lustre down. Then say you truly love nie. And never from me part. And take the gift I offer— A true and loving heart. The lords or earth may revel In wealth and idle ease; And thousands worship Mammon, Upon their bended knees ; But wr, though poor aud needy, Will hear each other's smarts. And go through life together With true and trusting hearts.
<a Wnnkrfni [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
&lt;a Wnnkrfni A Paris correspondent thus recounts tin? astonishing feats of a new hero in the world of magic : •• The wonders of Signer Bogoiotii, whose &amp;\&gt;- nroaching departure for Landoo tills at with dismur. have been exhibited for the last time at the Tuillerics. This wondrous magnctizer. caMei the ' man demon' in Italy, has produced more surprising effects in magnetism than have ever been witaeind before. The experiment of striking senseless was repeated the other night at St Cloud.and filled all the beholders with amazement. Signor liagazzoni placed himself at one end of the long gallery of the palace, upon receiving the indication, in writing, of the person chosen from among the cotiijuttiy to serve as an example of his power, outstretched his hand towards his victim, who instantly fell, struck as with the lightning's blast, stiff and senseless on the Hour. So long as liagazzoni so willed it did the patient remain thus stretched out before him,...
Selling a Gossip. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
Selling a Gossip. " Have you heard the story about number 188 ?" inquired the facetious .Mr. C„ addressing his funloving neighbor B. " No, 1 have not," replied 15; " let as have it." It is too gross." remarked C. hesitatingly. Oh. never mind. 1 can stand it; let me have it by all means, eagerly exclaimed ii i tell yon it is too gross " " All the. better it will just S ui, n.e ; I like such tan tdo that for U. Btall ,i s thcru ILs . hear me sell you. b "Well if you're going to set, me. I should like the, y °" re gomg t0 do it- Let's hear " Why, I've told you the story twice already Two hundred and eightpight is twice one hundred and forty-four, and if that ain't too gross, perhans you will tell me what is?" pernaps There was an ominous silence, and a sudden departure of the listener.
Ingenuity of the Wasp- Do Insects Reason. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
Ingenuity of the Wasp- Do Insects Reason. D J — r — — MCBSJU As Dr. Darwin was walking oue day in his garden, he perceived a wasp npon the gravel walk with a large fly, nearly as big as itself, which it had caught. Kneeling down, he distinctly saw it cut off the head and abdomen, and then taking up with his feet the trunk or middle portion of the body, to which the wings remained attached, fly away; but a breeze of wind, acting on the wings of the fly, turned round the wasp with its burden, and impeded its progress. Upon this it alighted again on the gravel walk, deliberately saw ed off lirst one wing, and then the other, and having thus restored the cause of its embarrassment, Hew off with its body. largest angel we ever read of, was seen by Mahomet in the third Heaven, which the Koran assert* had two eyes seventy thousand days'journey
THE MOTHER OF THE GRACCHI. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
THE MOTHER OF THE GRACCHI. A USUI AM MATRON. Ht V I S'&lt; 1 lIK.ES SHOWN ST A FEMALE FRIEND H Kit RICHEST OKNVMFNTS, WAS ASKED IN HER Tl UN To DISPLAY HKR VAI.I AIII.K-. TllK. ROBUI WOMAN TIKNED To TIIK TWO l.o\ ELY CaTl.naKM who aocomfanikd her. and psoi'dly exclaimed—"Tiiksk ark sty JAM MLS."- -I'tttt.urh parapltttfird.
Baron Steuben. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
Baron Steuben. It was a severe task at first for the aid-de-csmp of the lircat Frederick to operate upon snch raw materials. His ignorance of the language, too. increased the difficulty, where mamiuvrcs wen' to lie explained or rectihod, He was in despair, until au officer of a New York regiment. Captain Walk er. who spoke French, stepped forward,andotshrod to act as interpreter. " Had I seen an angel tmm Heaven." says the baron. " 1 could not have been more rejoiced." He mad&lt;- Walker his aid df-camp and from that time had him always at hand. For a time there w as nothing but drills throughout site camp, then gradually came evolutions of cv re kind. The officers wen' schooled as well as lie' nan. The troops, says a person who was present in the camp, were paraded iv a single line with shouldered arms; every officer in his plait-. The baron psoscd in front, then took the m sniff! of each soldier in hand, to see whether it was clean and well-polished, and exami 1 whether th...
Much too True and Significant. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
Much too True and Significant. The HmH, upoalflne of tbe revolution in California, talks very sensibly of its cause and objects : and remarks tbat "tbe tune may soon conic when we may be driven in like muuner to take tip arms to rtvconquer an independence from out tbe hands of the rogues and the politicians who have swindled us out of it." Such an event is uinnng the probubiliiies of the future, not only in New York city, but throughout the Union. We are ruled, ridden and rubied by rogues, and there seems to l&gt;e little hope of ever getting rid of them peacefully through the ballot-box. Matters are tending steadily from had lo worse. Tin; city and the nation are in the hands of rogues who are constantly growing more and more impudent and unblushing in their villainy : aud the time seems to be rapidly approaching when the people w ill be forced to rise in vindication of outraged justice, ami string the rascals up to the nearest lamp pool or tree. We hope, as much as we can,...
The Roman Soldiery. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
The Roman Soldiery. AVhcn the Roman republic subsisted in full vigor the soldiers were rewarded by grants of land. An estate was allotted to the veteran, and he became entitled to the rents and profit as his retiring pay. instead of receiving a stipend from the treasury. Such policy was wise and considerate. It was right that the public should enable those whose strength had been worn out in the service of their country, to enjoy the quiet and comfort of repose in their old age ; the boon was the discharge of a just debt, and at the same time this act of justice added greatly to the security of the commonwealth. The gray-headed warrior, who had served the republic with honor, was bound to his allegiance by gratitude. He taught obedience and loyalty to bis son, and encouraged the youth to walk in the same path, and to hope for the same reward . so that when his time of toil and danger should be fulfilled, he also might become the peaceful citizen of the State which he has defended.— ...