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A Singular Burial. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
A Singular Burial. Mr. Geo. Haile, son of the late Hon: Levi Haile, Chief Jmtioe 0 f the Supreme Court, of this State, died in Swansey, at the old homestead, last week, fi? D,,ried ' D y his particular request, under the following circumstances: He wished to be ilressed for the grave in his best suit of clothes, and to wear a new pair of a-aiter boots that he had recently purchased. His pocket-book, which contained several dollars, he requested to have placed in the pocket where he was accustomed to keep it, ami the contents of his vest-pocket, even to the iusignnVant tooth-pricker, he asked to have it deposited with him in the grave, and a bunch of cigars, to the number of a dozen, to be placed by his side. In conformity with his request, his wishes were complied with in every particular.— Portland 1 rrnntcrift.
Male and Female Miseries of Travel. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
Male and Female Miseries of Travel. Fanny Fern, in a lale nutiiiH-r al tho N. Y. Lrtlizcr, thus diapfluraai on iruwling:— " Now if I could travel incog, in awnialiiwi altirc. nn drossrs to look after, nn muslins tn rumpie. nn bonnet to soil, r.o tresses to ki-ep smooth, with only a li.it and tilings, a neck-tic or two. a change of of .hit I.- nothing but a moustache to twist into a horn when the dinner-bell rings: just a dip into a wash-basin, a clean dickey, a jump into a pair of trousers, anil above'all. liberty tOgO where 1 likisd. without bOshß -tan-d at or nppitioutid : a Mai iv a chair on it- hind logs, or a breezy door step, a scut on the stairs in a wide hall. '• taking note;'' a psan everywhere I chose, hy lordly right of my pantaloons: tiftiMM.lv nudging somebody, tn etwpiire win Mi— Spink" Ihe authoress wore her hair in curls instead of plaits? or making the astounding discovery thut ll was hip*, not hoops, that made her dn&gt;s stand out—that now. would !»• worth...
A Turkish School. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
A Turkish School. What a picture it was I On thacushioned divan which ran ■long MM side Of the room, sat three \ eneruhle-looking Imaums, in Mowing robes, long beards, white turbans, with chibouque. On their right and left, upon tin- divan, were -»-at»«l a dozen boys, of ages varying from six to twelve, whose dress marked them of high rank. In a conspicuous position among these was a tiny boy. about four years old. He wore a little coat of crimson velvet, eiuhroideicd iv gold ; trousers und vest to match : a leather bund, richly worked, round his waist, from which hung a tiny sword, tin his bead a velvet fez, beautifully ovnbrokh nil with a heavy gold tassel, completed his uttin-. On a small desk before the Imaums were several large books in the Turkish language. One was lying open. Below the divan were rows of little Turks, all dressed alike in the coal and trousers and crimson cloth fez. They sat iv rows on the floor like au Knglish infant school, and their little nil caps made th...
A Crimean nAecdote. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
A Crimean nAecdote. Among the many stories of French courage, here is one in which wit is closely allied to it. In one of the late battles an officer was directed by the general to occupy a very dangerous post, aiid delend it to Ihe last extremity. " But, general," replied he, " that position is mdefemlable." " Sir," responded the general, " that word is not French." Without a reply, the officer obeyed the order. After an obstinate resistance, he was brought into the ambulance mortally wounded. Upon making his rounds, the general" recognized the officer. " Unhappy man '." cried he, " yon should have retreated sooner. What have you done?" " I have taken a lesson in orthography, my general," replied the expiring officer, witty to the last
Etymology of the Word Polite. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
Etymology of the Word Polite. Polite nnd politeness arc terms etymologieally relating to a city, l'olis was a city in Oreece, and Polite* a citizen. Cultivated manners distinguished the citizen from the rude couutryman. A citizeu was a polite man. The etymology of the term points to society, and the true source of grace and refinement of manners and character. Isolation fosters selfishness and boorish habits. Mingling with our fellow beings, we are led to stndy onr relations to them, and what is due to them," and deport ourselves accordingly. True politenes embraces the duties und deportment we owe to those around us It is justice and benevolence embodied or acted out. Mere artiiicial manners, or heartless -tiquette is not politeuess.
pfrrings from pln-ri-bin,-taj,. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
pfrrings from pln-ri-bin,-taj,. 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 the beautiful views illustrative of the text. First we have a striking representation of how In tin woodshed, on the slop-pail. In his aRppera end his shirt swewa, With nil' lei; amiss the other, In the style of Mrs. BlooaMr At the Woman's Rights ('"mention, Mister .Itipitrr sat gaoking : Ami the smoke fast and faster. As he sat there fluffing, puffing. Like a turi'mis locomotive— A cvlcstial locomotive. *••»»» Through the window of the woinlslted. Through tbe SBsoke so thick and solid. Through hi- s|H-ctacle- so chMided, Through his little kitchen garden. Through the -h id iw- ol' the l'can|Mdes, Mi-'cr Jupiter, the mighty. Saw a maiden coming toward him. Tn his feet at OOH he started, Threw the slop-pail iv a corner, Thn'w his s|&gt;ectaclcs tar from him, Throw his pipe into the SstsSS, Th...
A Vigilance Committee Its Antiquity. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
A Vigilance Committee Its Antiquity. II history be taken as a guide to the exjtcrience of the | &gt;a-t and a philosophical preceptor for the future, by turning over the leaves ol chronicle, we will find a vary extraordinary counterpart of the California!! Committee of Vigilance iv a Westphaliaa Institution, created dining the Hark Ages, shortly afler the rebirth of individual liberty, aud generally known to historiographers as the Fell me (•ernlile. a secret tribunal. However grossly misrepresenliil this popular and summary tribunal has bsn rendered by romancers and prejudiced chroniclers, it can only be deemed by modern critics, a •elf (Sealed court, claiming the power of administering jiistnv iv the name of the German Emperor, whose decrees were implacably carried out without fear of reversal from the corrupt and tyratiizing nobles, who maintained their acknowledged monarch in an absolute bondage of de|iendency—a mere puppet and tool to sanction their illicit designs. The...
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 lor nn ordinarvsized |ierson to he seated in it. A saddle or bridge is laid across the middle, not more thnn two inches wide, but several inches higher than Ihe sides ol the canoe, as a seat. They use very light paddles, but scud over the roughest seas without danger, and with almost incredible velocity. While pelling with both hands, they w ill "use one loot Xa bail the water out of lhe canoe. When they would rest their arms, one leg is throw n out on either side of the canoe, and it is propelled with the feet almost as fast as with a paddle. They will dash with perfect safety over a surf that would swamp almost any boat that could be made. I haveolteti seen them revolve around a ship, sailing at the rate of five or six knots an hour, half a dozen times in the course of halfau hour. When tired of running around the ship, a man will climb nn her side with one hand, and haul up his canoe wit...
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 in purple every day ; but the poor unthrift jets as brave as the glutton, with so many circumstances übout 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 stouter, nor make larger cuts, nor carry more framings about her, than our ruffians and wantons day. How far are these fashions altered from those leather coats which God made in Paradise ! If their bodies did change forms bo often ns their apparels changeth fashions, they should have more shapes than they have fingers aud toes. JteS'-Mrs. Fly says, iv conlideuce, that her son Horace, the poet, is so scrupulous ab...
Balloon CraDfling. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
Balloon CraDfling. There .ire 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 m mertiit. 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 the air blowing against the face as we rush through it. for as the vessel travels with the wind, no such effect is produced : and it is most striking to find the clouds, from the same cause apparently as motionless as rocks ; for as they too, are traveling with the balloon, and at precisely the same rate, they naturally cannot but appear...
The Phosphorous Disease. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
The Phosphorous Disease. The first account of the disease ever puplished was in 1815, while iv this country but a single case has been put on record before Hr. Woods. Those who make use of phosphorous in their daily work, as the operators in hicifer-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 ut 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 the fumes of phosphorous, to produce their pectdiar mischief, must come in immediate contact with the bone or periosteum. Hence, in tbe match factory in Xew York. no workman is allowed to return to his work for a week after the extraction of a tooth, nnd the government of Knglaud have passed a decree that no person having decayed teeth shall be allowed to work in lucifer-match factories. If the operatives have no decayed teeth, or ...
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 been so weakened by the expiration of limited enlistments and the withdrawal of troops for the protection of other important passes, that the enemy ventured to besiege his fort. The siege was extended beyond the patieuce of the veteran, whose feelings were more in favor cf field fights than artificial mameuvres. He was still more annoyed by a bandy-legged drummer, who approached au angle ot 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 tlie satisfied gener...
A True Phil a thropisi [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
A True Phil a thropisi An English pu|H&gt;r says : George Watts. an 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 left to him as a legacy from his landlord.
Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
THE HOISY CARRIER S Book and Stationery Company, 97 Battery St., and 64 ft 66 Long Wharf, Hare now in store and offer for sale, at the lowest prices, the following books : Col. Vanderbowt, Cadets of Temperance, Big Bear, Castle builders. Before and Behind theCurtain.Curse of Clifton, Business Man's Assistant, Clara Mortand, Bride of tlie Wilderness, Curtain Lectures, Complete florist, Eotine, Charcoal Sketches, Forged Will, Aunt Patty's Scrap Book, Fowl nreeders Hit at the Follies of the Are, Oarae Cocks, Book of Beauty, Ball of Vara, Carpet Bag of Fun, Gambler's Tricks, Complete Kitchen Directory, Heathen Mythology, 44 " Garden, Harry Coverdale, Dashes or American Humor, Helen Mulgrave, Deer Stalkers, Uifh Life in N&gt;w Yorl , Chronicles of Pineville, Herb Book Drama at Pokerville, H &lt;lm e Cook Book, Discarded Daughter, Indiana Daring Exploits, Idk Hoir Book. Deserted tt ife, Josephus Knight o Ithe Silver Cross, Joe Miller Legal Forms, Kate Clarendon, Lost Heire...
The Adjournment of the Committee of Vigilance. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
The Adjournment of the Committee of Vigilance. This event, anxiously looked for by the opponents of popular reform, took place last week, and was announced in the publication of an address from the Executive to the General Committee. It is matter for universal congratulation that this great movement has progressed from its inception to its close without forfeiting the confidence of those who gave it authority to act and sustenance in action. Its entire career has not afforded more than a single instance where its exercise of power was not unanimously approved, and that fault is amply atoned for by the overwhelming amount of good achieved through its endeavors. Those who have chosen it as a means of carrying out reform bless it in their enjoyment of the fruits of its action, and that blessing will be echoed by posterity. Those who have opposed the Committee in sincerity (aud there have been such, few as were their numbers) —who predicted disastrous results from their organization—res...
Domestic Application of Scientific Discoveries [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
Domestic Application of Scientific Discoveries This is a utilitarian age, and no discovery of a scientific character attracts very general atteution, unless some useful application is made of it. The power of steam, the action of electricity, and many other principles that are now generally familiar, were known to the scientific few ages ago, but it was only when they could be applied to the necessities of the many, that their character and value was generally appreciated and understood. The use of chloroform, though it has been to some extent superseded in surgery by the local application of ice, is still continued extensively, and it appears from the following, that it has been at length J»rought into domestic service, where we trust it may prove eminently useful. A corresi&gt;ondent in Texas sends the following to the N. Y. Sunday Courier : "The most indulgent mother I have heard of lately lives some two and a half hours drive from San Antonio, on the left. It was a long ...
Continual Danger is the Source of Safety. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
Continual Danger is the Source of Safety. The people of the United States ought to be particularly grateful to politicians. Not that any of the great ends of national existence thnt have been attained in our history are specially attributable to the exertions of these individuals, nor for the self-sacrificing disposition they manifest in accepting positions of trust, rcponsibility and profit, but because the imminent peril in which our country has been placed at various periods never would have been thoroughly understood, nor the means of avoiding it clearly pointed out, but for the exertions of these patriotic personages. It is not saying too much to assert that their specifics are infallible, for if those recommended on one side fail, the others ore certain to be efficacious. And if they are quick at discovering the nation's danger, it cannot be denied that they are equally ready with a remedy. We have two friends who are violent partizans, and whom we always find in opposing posi...
The Cass of Herbert [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
The Cass of Herbert The steamer brought the unwelcome news of the acquittal of our mis-representative at Washington of the murder of the Irish waiter Keating. It also brought the intelligence of his having made early use of his hold on the Congressional definition of the word Honorable, to attempt to introduce a set of resolutions into the House of Representatives, condemning our Vigilance Committee, in which he was not more successful than with the accompanying speech, in which hu&gt; endeavored to whitewash his own character. The verdict has elicited condemnation from many of the most influential journals ut the East, and trh&gt;our-e of the Judge has been characterized da •Worthy of impeachment. Hereafter, it may be generally understood that Congressmen have the privilege of killing an occasional waiter when their official duty will not allow them to Teavc'town in search of other prey, and if we progress as rapidly in this direction for the next year or two as in ...
Pleasures of a Trip to the Tropica. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 31 August 1856
Pleasures of a Trip to the Tropica. About a year ago a gentleman who had been for some time in the employ of one of the most prominent foreign honses in this city, made up his mind to go to Mexico, and establish himself in business, having a small capital and some knowledge of the Spanish language. Not finding any facilities for his project in any of the Pacific ports, he proceeded to the capital, where he formed a copartnership with a person who shortly after absconded with the funds of the concern, and our hero was compelled to pursno him to New York, where he overtook and forced him to disgorge a portion of his plunder. In that city he formed the absurd opinion that Nicaragua afforded a fine opportunity for a young man to start in business, and proceeded to thut paradise, over which, after a visit to the " Grey Kyed Man," he made rather an extended tour, without, however, obtaining any opportunity to commence the accumulation of the immense fortune of which he was in search, but ...