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THE CHINESE IN CALIFORNIA.---No. 2. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
THE CHINESE IN CALIFORNIA.---No. 2. No better evidence could be given of the depraving influence of Oriental customs on woman than tbe condition of Chinese females in California. They are vicious and degraded without exception. We believe there is no instance on record of a single one of their number devoting herself to any of the many unobjectionable pursuits that are open to labor iv this e.mntry. They have come here with their course laid out. and they adhere to it with a pertinacity as invariable as it is disgusting. So much of a nuisance have these women become, that tn many mining towns their presence is not talented, while in others they are subjected to all kinds of iiiMiit, and their dm llmr;s are frv.melitlv destroyed or drenched with wat&lt; r from (ire cnpne*. An ineffectual attempt wa- made seme tune since t.&gt; abate the evil, l'erhaps the evil can only lie permanent]v remedied hv the promotion of a higher standard t«f m.&gt;rmlitr. OM limit:, ...
THE BATTLE OF THE BALTIC. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
THE BATTLE OF THE BALTIC. &lt; M-TI X *"AMPBKI.L.) Of Kapler in the North 'Bnuj tho glory and renown. How to battle be went forth, KUf-'ia's tyrant t„ nut &lt;l»wn ; And the MoTfeMc anaa aba brightly shorn* As be left his nathre strand, In the Baltic to coanaaad! And th SBOOte &lt;,f v,,. (."netred him aa ! Like leviathans afloat Lay the ships far off tin. shore— A fleet, of all Will the like Ne'er had left those ifcetei before ■ d they lasaaaed away in majesty sublime Far upon their destined path, On their work of war aad death. And the stoutest held his breath, tmt a time. Then the men of England strive To anticipate the new?. When at Cronstadt should arrive Those fine ships, tho»c daring crews— dominion in the Baltic bravely won ; j ben weeks and months go by, Kaeh morn " What news V they cry, And tbe aewanasawi reply. M There is none."' Again! again! again! ('-Hue dispatches thick aud fast. Each one telling they were then As reported in the last— U idle, ...
THE CHINESE IN CALIFORNIA.---No. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
THE CHINESE IN CALIFORNIA.---No. 3. Chinese washing is the cheapest in the city. We use the term "cheapest" in a limited sense meaning that the nominal price charged is less than by any others engaged in the'same business. Hut when weennsider the departed buttons, elongated button-holes, the general dingy and creasy effect. &lt;&gt;n the bosoms of shifts, and the mysterious substitution ul cotum for linen fabrics, it is questionable whether the Baring can be expressed in ligures. It being derogatory to a Chinaman's dignity to earn- burthens in any other than aa oriental manner, I suspended on the ends of a stick resting on his shoulders, under which he executes an elegant and invariable trot.i the clothes, soiled or clean, are arranged in bundles suited to that mode of transportation, as mar he seen in the engraving. 'The ninde i.f ironing is unique, as will be observed. The polish produced cannot be said to exceed that of a mirror, nor does starch abound to liar gre...
Rev. T. P. Hunt. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
Rev. T. P. Hunt. \\ c have heard many good things that hare emanated from the keen wit of this reverend gentleman, hut th.' last ooe threw us aown entirely. A man recently passing Mr. Hunt, was ec npanied my a small ting, uml the little scoundrel t.„.k a sudden fancy t.. stick his teeth iv the ..hi gentleman's 1.-gs. Tins physical mnnifi itnritm not proving satisfactory in the clerical victim, he determined tn victimize the ih.g in turn, anil drawing the big end i.f lila cane, sum added another subject to the dog-tombs.— T m , Iliivh I. catoehv »a- going to bile ne why- didn't v.v uacthe »ti...!l eridofyonr hh7 iP* "'m; 'rignftßei Mm. killed - , T"-Wtf'.. i:illn 1 duo come at nwstritf
Miseries [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
Miseries miseries To snuff the candle out iv company. To be Joked about ■ lady whom you secretly dislike. To be iddiged to eonless poserty to a dun. To make ■ good pun, at which nobody laughs but vt»ursetf. Walking with ladies, to lie met by a drunken friend, who insists on ■poalring with row. Tight boots on a hot summer day. A short Ud on a odd night. Ihshkmg bibies, to be obliged, through Courtesy, to dandle your friend's " pretty little sweety" fir un hour or so. I nbiekily enlisting yourself on the wrong side of an argument, when you have ladies ami learned men on the opposite side. Visiting a young lady for the first time, and as you are being introduced, treading 00 the favorite cat's tail.
How to Get Rid of Rats. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
How to Get Rid of Rats. Prof. Itascoin, of Oberlin, iv a letter to the OhU I-imwr, says: "The large brown rat often visits my lahoraeory and other promise*. A* they OOSBM singly, I lake oaTaaeh, the night alter I discover signs of his presence, in this wise; I take half ■ ten-|M.onful of dry flour or Indian meal on a plate or piece of Irourd. und sprinkle over it the fraction of a gram of *trvehtime. This is s* tin a convenient spot, an«| I m\ ariably tind the culprit near the spot dead iv the morning. The j recti liar advantage of this |nuson is, it prof!uc. s nui-eular s|iasms, which pn vents the animal reaching bis hide to die and decompose." ■ -a* eaaJ-**" " Can you let me have twenty dollars this morning, to purchase a bonnet, my dear." said a lady to her bn-buml, one morning, at breakfast. " Itv-and-bv. mv tawe* "That's w but you alwaxs say, mv dear, but how can I f-ut; ,toid buy without any nioucj ?" The husband handed over. m ♦ an t-T 1 *" hTim Kanny Hvetnaid umtpuv.H'ally c...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
The Ihggrr Indians may not Ik- endowed with ua much grace and *ki)l m their sultatorv movements aa some more civ ih/etl \ aneties of the human sjreens, but nay certainly 1 njoy dancing to the fullest eXte'nt. It l» BaWashal that Monplaisir might execute some steps whuh would put them to rout. Of that jtaekim could pi through a greater variety of contortions; but it is questionable w belhiT the ■oatUflt at* endurance of either of these two n pn sentati\es of the eXtreln. s of the civilized "iHK'trv of motion." could display greater vigor, endurance, or capacity for enjoyment. Their music is rude and u:inieh*diou*, but it is understood and appreciated by their audience, tho women, who never join in the festivities, but content themselves by looking on. In costume they are notnarticular or uniform. They frequently dispense with It altogether —a view of the case that seems to have been partially carried out by the bold warrior on the left of lha picture. The Diggers are hardly more rema...
A DIGGER INDIAN FANDANGO. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
A DIGGER INDIAN FANDANGO. Z^ 1 " The Kmpress of France is said to be ill au " interesting lunation." TheQaaeß al I'ngland ditto. The great event with the latter, it is thought, will tike place j about Christmas. HF" The anniversary of the surrender of the llritish forces to the united American and French armies, on the plains of Yorklown. was recently celebrated at Washmg- | ton, I&gt;. C, with gnat spirit. tST The editors ami publishers of Vermont were to h .ld a convention at Montpelier, »n the Ith of November, for the plll7s.se of cultivating mutual acquaintance, and promoting the interests of the craft. «a ♦ a, fSe- In Northumberland, among the lower classes. India-rubber is almost universally called Icadeater; of course, from its useful property of erasing marks from lead. m ♦ a» Wl may Bee without a brother, but not without a ' friend. In order to deserve a good friend we must -heeome 1 ue. CoMjrrrr;Vi *v - The young lady who "thought she I should havered'-., many tune...
THE POET IN THE EAST. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
THE POET IN THE EAST. The reel GUM to the Land of the Fast, When Sprint- WM in the air; The Karth was dressed for a wedding-ftast, So young he seemed, and fair; And the roe*, knew the Land of the East— His soul was native there. All things to him were the visible forms Of early and precious dreams— Familiar visions that mocked his quest Beside the Western streams. Or gleamed in the gold of the clouds, unrolled In the sunset's dying beams. He looked ahove in the cloudiest calm. And Sun sat on his throne ; The breath of gardens, deep in balm. Was ill ab.uit him blown. And a brother to him was the princely Palm, For lie cannot live alone. * His feet went forth on their myrtled hills, .\nd the flowers their welcome shed ; The meads of milk -white asphodel They knew the Poet's tread ; And far and wide, in a scarlet tide. The poppy's bonfire spread. And half in shade and half in sun. The Rose sat in her bower, With a passionate thrill in her crimson heart— she had watted for the hour ! Au...
SUSIE SUNSHINE. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
SUSIE SUNSHINE. Little Susie Sunshine Trippeth like a f".v, O'er the velvet green-sward. O'er the clover gay, Merrily a tune she siugeth, (As the cheery school-bell ringeth) Of the merry May. On h.*r arm a satchel, In her hand a book, Now she sings her carol, Now with sober look Bend* demurely o'er its page*. As if love of ancient sages Her young mind partook. One by one the letters, Conning of each word. With an accent tuneful. Like a forest bird ; O'er and o'er again repeating Her hard lesson, and, a greeting On the May conferred. Mingling work with pleasure, Ta-k with joyous song, Darling little Susie, Here i* nothing wrong .' Though your elders talk of duty, And eschew the joy and beauty Which to life belong.
Doesticks [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
Doesticks BBSS TH« e A«EBJC«|T jml-G^U. J kHnahvars had a passion Ar theatrical!, and was a vi&gt;W*~&gt; ..«e ...iic....... connected with me slag* than at present, and no reaching thiacitv, I ftltr of *a&gt;m Ms Orilliant f i i ingtbaia tat light, the nwsi»jtha&gt;«a4 avanery, t ijjij; aaatliini. chamhtn, Totta^w t 44 cloud-capped tow its and gorgeous palaces," bar-rooms, churches, huts, and hovels—to look again upon the glass jewels, the tinseled robes of mimic royalty, the pasteboard banquets and molasses wine, and all the glory, 44 pride, pomp, and circumstance," and humbug, which I once knew so well, tt quorum magnapore/ui. So, with my trusty friends, Damphool and Bull Dogge, I wended my war to the Metropolitan Theatre, No. 1, to sec and hearithe distinguished Mr. Rantanrare Hellitisplit, the notorious American Tragedian, in his great, original, unapproachable, inconceivable, inexplicable, incomprehensible part of 44 What a bore 0, the last ot t...
"You Haven't, Have You !" [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
"You Haven't, Have You !" While in a certain store the other day, we noticed a neat looking old lady enter with a basket on ht r arm. ai d t$M f&gt; taclcs on hot nose, looking U r all tbe world ns if the Vad just po]&gt;|K*d out of a band 1 i \. to clean ut d tidy was she. She stepped up to the counter, and the follow ing dial* |N took place botwooa her and tbe cleik. Old Jaul;,.- You haven't any butttr, have you? CUrl. — Yes, ma'am, Borne nice und liesh, just received. ♦ Old Lady.—You don't sell it at twenty-five cents ytt, do ymi ? Cirri.— That's our price, ma am. Old Lady.- You couldn't let me have a couple of pounds, could you I Cirri.— Ob, certainly. Tuk ii cht r plate, he weight d out tbe butler, and she threw down a halt dollar, which be scrutinized closely. Old I.adv. You don't think that's bad, do you? CUrl. —Yes, ma'am. 1 do. Old lady.- .Much excited.] You wt uldn't take this truck back agin, wwnihl yeu ? CUrl.- How do you know I wouldn't V and Inking tbe ...
Curious Facts. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
Curious Facts. I'ndt r this heading, iin exchange malus the following statt nu-nt: Hv a-mi i. i-i|*crmitni, it i&gt; ibm t-&gt; discoicr to a hat animals any kind ol Mm d M ■&gt;pot*» of blood beTbe i&gt;n&gt;ctM&gt; is as follow*; l' u t af&lt; w drt ps of t ' i d, Of tb« N nun &lt; f bl&gt; &lt;d, into a glass, to tbe amount » f one ibird, or bait the quantity ol bin d, ai d stir the a bole together with a glass r. d . ht .Ins in nns, the odoriftfUW pru.ojlf. peculiar ht the tf animal to wbub the bit td h* h-i-f-t d, i* t \oh td; i h in-, for instance, tin blot dof man dts* ngagra a string &lt; dor &lt; f the prrspimti« nof nutii, which it is itripor-f.;blt- to cotih ur d a ith any other; that of a woman, a similar odor of beef: that of a r-hc*p, tbe well-known r-nu II of %M\tm a Wexoij that of a ]&gt;ig, tbe disapncable &lt;d&lt; r ol a pii-giry.aid an on. Y.wu ...
Barnum and Gaylord Clark. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 December 1854
Barnum and Gaylord Clark. Among my first extra exhibitions produced at the American Museum, was a model of the Falls of Niagara, belonging to Grain the artist. It waa undoubtedly a fine model, giving the mathematical proportions of that great cataract, and the trees, rocks, buildings, etc., in its vicinity. But the absurdity ef the thing consisted in introducing water, thus pretending to intnniuce a/&lt;KS «imife of that great wonder of nature. The falls were about eighteen inches high, every thing else being in due proportion! I confess I felt somewhat ashamed of this myself, yet it made a good line in the bill, and I bought the model for $200. My advertisements then announced among the attractions of the Museum, THE GREAT MODEL OF NIAGARA FALLS, WITH REAL WATER! A single barrel of water answered the purpose of this model for an entire season; for the falls rolled into a reservoir behind the scenes, and the water was continually re-snpplied to the cataract by means of a sma...