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Value of Chemistry. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 2 November 1856
Value of Chemistry. Chemistry has given token of her powers by threatening to alter tbe course of commerce, und to reverse the title of human industry. Thus she has discovered, it is said, a substitute ior the cochineal insect in a beaatiiaidye produced from guano. She has shown that our "supply of animal food ■ugh' be obtained ut a cheajH-r rate from the antiPOMS, by simply boiling down the juices of the *■"- of cattle now wasted and thrown aside in those countries, aud importing the extract in a state of concent ration. She has pointed out that one of the earths which constitute the princi|&gt;al material of our globe, contains a metal as light as glass, as malleable und ductile as copper, und as little liable to rust as silver • thus possessing qualities so valuably thut, when means have been found of separating it economically from its ore, it will be capable of superceding the metals iv common use. and thus of rendering metullurgv an employment, not of certaiu districts...
Page 7 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 2 November 1856
THE HOIBY CARRIER'S Book and Stationery Company, 97 Battery St, and 64 a 66 Long Wharf, Have now in store and offer for lata, at Ihe lowest pricei. the following booki: * Col. Vanderbowt, CadeH of Temperance. B 'K Beer, CasUe Builders, Before and Behind theCnrtala.Curse of Clifton Business Man's Assistant, Clara Norland, Bride or the Wilderness, Curtain Lectures. CompUte Florist, Eohne, Charcoal Sketches, Forged Will Aunt Patty's Bcrap Book, Fowl Breeders Hit at the Follies or 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 Book, Drama at Pokerville, Home Cook Book, Discarded Daughter, Indiana, Daring Exploits, Idle Hour Book, Deserted Wire, Josephus, Knight o :the Silver Cross, Joe Miller, Legal Forms, Kate Clarendon, Lost Heiress, Linda, Letter Writers, Laughin...
Page 7 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 2 November 1856
BOOKS AND STATIONERY. BOOKS For the* Multitude. Adventures of a Marquis * Angela Wildin Adventures of Capt. Blake Author's Daughter Amy Herbert Apocryphal New Testsrae Amy Lawrence Aristocrscy Adventures in Africa Agnes Grey Arthur Alice Seymour Animal Chemistry Arthur O'Lesry Antonio Brngelonne Ben Brace Bill Horton Bosom Friend Belle of the Bowery 1 Beauchatnp Bush Rangers Byron Blonday Blanche of Brandy wine Brother and Sister B'hoys of New York Bleak House Capt. Kyd Count Morton Countess de Charney Christmas Stories Constance Returning Capt. O'Sullivan Chance Medley Cattle Doctor Celia Craigallen Castle Consuello Court of London Clarence Bolton Celia Howard Convict Countess Rudolstrsdt Cruising Last War Caroline Clement Lorlmer Court of Queen Anne Commissioner Count of Monte Crieto Claude Duval Celertine Charles O'Malley Cnpt. Hawk Caleb Williams Capt. McLaln Caroline of Brunswiek Count Christoras Count Julien , Countess of Arnheim Dick Turpin Desperadoes of the New World Dsvis ...
Page 7 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 2 November 1856
A MEED OF JUST PRAISE. rpilE INGRATITUDE OF MAN TO HIS FELLOW MAN A. is so often met with in life that testimonials, prompted by the finer feelings of the heart, are oases In the lile of those who sacrifice their beat days in philanthropic devotion to Ihe alleviation of the ills of frail mortality. Empiricism floods lhe columns of our press wilh frsmlulent and fictitious letters, singing psenns to the worth or their own egotistical charlatanism. Below we append a letter from a worthy men, who, a brief period since, seemed destined to "shuffle off this mortal coil;" who looked forward to his dissolution with that pleasure which only those weighed down by the heavy hand of disease can. Contrary to hope, the ability of a skillful physician has restored hiln to his former health. Relieved from his terrible situstion, and impelled by gratitude, he makes known his case and remedial agent, and his statement is authenticated by a Notary Public. The demands of society imperiously command Its...
Page 7 Advertisements Column 4 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 2 November 1856
DE. YOUKG'S CARDS. DR. J. C. YOUNG it the PioneeT Advertising Physician of California, and the only one who received a College Medical Education, and is better qualified to treat and has cured more cases of Private Disease than any other physician who has advertised in all of the papers throughout the Bute. Office, Corner of Montpxmery and Caliibrriia streets, Over Wells, Fargo A Co.'s Express office. Have Confidence. Dr. YOUNO will guarantee a perfect and permanent cure in the following cues, or charge nothing for his services : Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, Stricture of the Urethra, Affection of the Pros tate Gland, Weakness of the Genital Organs, Impotency, Sterility, both in male and female, Spermatarin, or Seminal Weakness, Nocturnol Emissions, Rheumatism, Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Pever and Ague, Incipient Consumption, and nil irregularities in females, together with all diseases of Women and Children; also Nervousness, Palpitation of the Heart, Ac, Ac. Persona affected with symptons af...
Page 7 Advertisements Column 5 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 2 November 1856
and pinned up for reference to any one wbo'shonld unfortunately be similarly situated: To mt Afflicted Fellow-Ms*. —Being about to leave this State of California for my home in Michigan, I wish before leaving to recommend to your notice that great benefactor, Dr. J. 0. Young. I wason the very brink of the grave, when he stretched forth his hand and saved me from* death. For several years 1 had been troubled with a complication of diseases, brought on by bad habits of self-pollution in my youth, and vicious actions in more mature life, aggravated by exposure In the mines, which had so weakened my system and undermiped my constitution, that I have often contemplated suicide Borne down by racking pains in my body, dizziness in my head, sore eyes, pains and misery in my back and hips, weariness in my legs, evil forebodings, together with a confirmed melancholy, I was ashamed to look my neighbors in the face, and considered my best friends to be my worst enemies; my dreams were frightful...
MY BESSY. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 16 November 1856
MY BESSY. ALICE CARY. Knitting nt her mother s door. Underneath a sycamore. That about the house did throw Comfortable arms of snow. Saw 1 first my darling Bess— That I loved her, you may guess. Rows of pinks on either side, With their red mouths opened wide, And shy starlings, telling tales Good us any nightingale's. In the meadow-marsh ahead. Fragrant with the sjiearmint bed. Never any mower saw Rose among the harvest straw, Courted only by the bee, Sweet as Bessy seemed to me ; Is it .trange that I should go To her bower and tell her so ? In her eyes her tresses fell Like the shadows in a well, As she hung her bashful head. Softly with her silken thread Knitting up the praise 1 said. While her blushes, crimson-bright. Made the very shadow, light.
MI MUCHACHITA. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 16 November 1856
MI MUCHACHITA. Pink orchards spread on either side; A strip of beach behind us ; A gentle horse that wouldn't shy; A iittle maiden—O my eye ! And not a soul to mind us! A picture ! All the saints befriend That self-same muchnchila .' Her eyes were dark, her voice was sweet— And she'd the daintiest little feet— You'll know her—if you meet her! I took her hand. 1 wonder why t Her very silence chid me : Her drooping eyelid, made eclipse Of two bright orbs —the pouting lips— She wouldn't!—but why did she ? 0, golden time of life for both !— It stretches far behind us; Bat oft I see that little maid, That horse aud chaise, that lonely glade. With not a soul to mind us. And when I dream of things like these, And life, when life was sweeter; 1 cannot think that Mrs. Snow, (She weighs 2( 0 lbs., or so !) Was once tni muehaehUa .'
The Lager Bier Mania. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 16 November 1856
The Lager Bier Mania. It would appear as if our American friends could not endure lile without a mania. Sometimes the excitement takes tbe form of a popular furore in favor of some great theatrical star, as in the Macready case : at another the enthusiasm expends itself on a great singer or dancer, as was witnessed in the Jenny Lind and Klssler outbreaks, or some political hero, like Kossuth, monopolizes all the adulation of the unreflecting crowd. The New Yorkers are at the present day suffering under a new form of the disease, which seems to have concentrated within itself all the essence of all tbe uew manias united together. Society here is suffering under a rage for taper hier.' As in your northern regions there may possibly be many [tersons who do not even know what lager bier is, it may be well to mention, for the edification of such outcasts from the civilized world as Yankees affect to consider them, that it is an excellent drink, which is highly popular with the sons of th...
Pedestrian Feat [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 16 November 1856
Pedestrian Feat We learn from the Leicestershire Mercury (England), that Alfred Hellson recently undertook to walk ou six successive days the distance of seventy miles a day. He commenced his performance on Monday, July 20th, and completed it with ease on Saturday, the 26th ult., doing it within the specified time. The seventy miles were usually walked iv about fourteen hours, but on one of the days they were completed in twelve. A great variety of opinion was entertained as to the possibility of his succeeding in his attempt. While on travel he took very little food except beef-tea, or a small bit of mutton half cooked, and a little stimulant occasionally. In stature he is about the middle height, thin, extremely muscular, and having a somewhat intellectual countenance. Taking into consideration the rough country roads which he bad to traverse, the distance which he walked, and the apparent ease with which it was accomplished, his feat was certainly very extraordinary, and we shoul...
A Great Performance. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 16 November 1856
A Great Performance. We received, last week, from a valued friend, the following extract from a ni w-pa|&gt;er pnbli-lieil at Newport. K. 1., iv I TH.I. which we have before us. If our correspondent has "any more o' llieaSSM sort left." we shall he srlnti to hear lr&lt;&gt;m him : By permission of the Town Council. William Powers, just arrived from Luidon. will per form a Variety of very extraordinary feat- af Activity, this evening, at the Court House, for the last Time in this Town. The I'erformance to tiegin precisely al Seven o clock. Tickets may lie had ut Mr. Town-end's Lodging House, and at Ihe I'lace at Performance. Price for Lubes and (ientleinen. Is. fid. Children. Od. each, line Third I'art of all Moattl received, to he delivered to the Town Council, lor the Hem-tit of the Poor and Histresscd. Ist. He will stand on a Stage, stick two Pins in a lioard. iv Front of his Feet, throw his Head backward.- bclwivn his IsSn, and take up the two Pins, one wi...
Names of Animals. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 16 November 1856
Names of Animals. Many names of North American animals are taken from Kuro|icun animals thus. Buffalo, (irouse, Kobin, Lizard. Chamois. Nations have only new names lor their native animals. They take foreign or compound names for others. Thus Lion, in all modem Innguages is Leo, hardly changed. The Tiger gets his name in the Asiatic countries where he lives ; other nations adopting it with slight modifications—Tigre, Tigris, etc. The Elephant is named so iv the region where he lives, and has no new name elsewhere. Camel is another instance, modified Camelos. Camelle. etc. The Ass got his name from the old Hebrews, and all modern nations adopt it with variations—Asse, Ane, etc. Hut the Hare, who is also Leoas, und the Deer, who is also Cervus. occur in Europe and Asia beats, and so have two names, one iv each native country Wolf is Lupus, also. becaWM he occurs among the northern and southern races both. Nations try to reduce ull foreign animals to the names of their own by adding a ...
Ivory. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 16 November 1856
Ivory. But few ladies, as they twirl their fans or run their fingers over the keys ofa piano, are aware of the manner in which this article is procured, the quantity of it which is annually Mid, and the number of noble animals which areyearlv slain for the purpose of supplying the constantly increasing demand. Mr Paltim, a celebrated Sheffield manufacturer, estimates that the annual consumption of ivory, in the town of Sheffield alone, is about one hundred and eight tons, equal in value to £7,0(10, and requiring the labor of five hundred persons to work it up for trade. The number of tusks to make up this amount of ivory is 45,000 ; and according to this, the number of elephants slaughtered every I™L!.° T « h ? BUpply of the sllefli eld market is i.), 000. Hut supposing some tusks to be cast, and some animals to have died a natural death, it may fairly be estimated that eighteen thousand are killed for that purpose.
The Art of Distillation. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 16 November 1856
The Art of Distillation. Ihe art of distilling brandy and other spirits was first brought into Europe by tlie Moors of Spain, about the year USO. They learned it of the African Moors, who had it from the Egyptians ; and these are said to have practised it in the reign of the Eui|x ror Diocletian, though un known to the ancient Greeks and Humans.
A Romantic Accident. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 16 November 1856
A Romantic Accident. A short time since a man named Thomas Ward was admitted to the United States Marine Hospital in this city. He had accidentally broken his leg on board the vessel in which he tilled the humble post of a sailor—a simple man before the mast. He is au honest, industrious, hard-working, poor fellow, with a wife and two or three children dcjM'tiding ou him for support. He is well-known to several of our old citizens, among others Mr. Duck tind S. J. Sherwood, Ksq , who has corresponded for him with his brother. The strangest part of poof Ward's history, however, is that his brotlicr is an Italian Huron, anil has been prime minister to the Puke of Lucca, and finally, on his death. Hegent of Parma. We have now before us a fine daguerreoty|ie of the Baron in his court cost nine, with his stars and orders glittering on his breast. ami we must say that a nobler-hulking man cat t lie found, notwithstanding his poor brother Tom is a man liefore the mast on board ofa lake sch...
Appropriate Suggestion. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 16 November 1856
Appropriate Suggestion. Larkin Moore was a half-crazy, wandering, lazy fellow, who used to amuse the people in and about Newburyport with his eccentricities and his music. He went to church one Sunday while in Taun'on, and Parson AVhitney was exercising his gifts, which were exceedingly few and small. His sermons were noted for "their great length ami very little depth—for their want of thought and the preacher's want of energy ; so that oftentimes it seemed as if he would come to the end if he hud but spirit enough to bring himself to a standstill. Larkin walked up the aisle and took his seat about midway of the church. He listened longer than could have been expected of such a restless mint! as hi», while firstly, secondly, thirdly, fourthly, and so on to seventhly, were severally announced and expatiated on ; aiid then exclaimed the minister, "And what shall I say more?" li For mercy sake." cried out Larkin. " say Amen .'" " Put that man out!" said Mr. Whitney. But he was so put ...
A Battle between Two Whales. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 16 November 1856
A Battle between Two Whales. A whale fight came off a mile and a half from the shore, opposite the town of Xybster, in Scotland, which was witnessed by mauy fishermen, and others. The two whales rushed against each other with great velocity : one would leap twenty or thirty feet in the a"ir and fall upon his foe with crushing force; they heat each other with their tails with resounding thwacks, and the sea around them, lashed into foam, soon exhibited a bright-red tinge. The battle lasted for three hours, when one of the whales became motionless, and tbe other swam slowly away. The body of the motionless whale, which was found to be dead, was afterwards drawn ashore. It measured sixty feet, was much bruised, and had its upper jawbone broken.
Singular Effect of Lightning. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 16 November 1856
Singular Effect of Lightning. A valued correspondent in Kentucky sends ns a long communication upon tlie effects of lightning. His explanations do not satisfy us, but the following fact is very remarkable. His informant was an eye-witness of the occurrence. He says : " One evening of a sultry summer day. about dusk or twilight, a company of laborers, and among them the narrator ol this narrative to us, took refuge from a thunder-shower in a small grocery in the country. One of them, v very wicked, dissipated man. purchased a Mask of whisky, ami swore that he was not afraid of the thunder and lightning, and would go home. He started, and when he had got thirty or forty paces from the aoene a stroke of lightning darted down about the place where he was. As it was entirely dark, our narrator saw him by the light of the flash borne up several feet from the ground, but neither saw nor heard anything more of him. When the rain was over, he gave it as his opinion that the man wits killed b...