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Sex is the Abstract. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

Sex in the Abstract. The Sacramento Union thinks that the lady presiding over the columns of the Contra Costa should call herself an editress, rather than an editor. Why the distinctions of sex should be extended so indefinitely the writer does not inform us; and in the absence of some good reason, we must enter our protest against the practice. The editor of the Union, stickler though he be for the custom of a woman's clothing even the title of her occupation in female attire, would hardly be willing to have his views tested by the reductio ad assurdum. For instance, were his style to be generally adopted, how would he avoid calling a literary lady a writeress; or a female compositor a printeress; or a lady disciple of gastronomy a cookess; or a woman assisting in a store a clerkess? When there is a real distinction existing between the character of the duties performed, it is perfectly proper that there should be a difference in the terms used, so as to designate the difference of...

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Letter from Mr. Micawber. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

Letter from Mr. Micawber. Messrs. Editors : I had hoped that no reasons of a purely personal nature would operate to again bring me before your readers in the character of a correspondent. I had fondly imagined that in tho modest capacity to which it has pleased Fate or Misfortune to depress me, my life might glide on in a calm tranquility, undisturbed, save by those clarion notes that summon citizens to their duty, and that, as an individual, I might henceforth be to your subscribers (save such as it is my duty to serve in the above-mentioned humble capacity) a stranger. But it was not so to be. The arrow that had fixed itself ineradicable in my soul, could not assimilate itself to the influences by which it was surrounded, but, rankling and festering there, it forces me to utter this, my complaint. But let me leave Figure and descend to Fact. Negotiations have for a week past been in progress, through the medium of mutual friends, to reconcile the difference and lessen the distanc...

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THE FORTNIGHT'S AMUSEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

THE FORTNIGHT'S AMUSEMENTS. Metropolitan Theatre.—This has been a week of benefits aud of pretty good houses. On Sunday evening, Mons. Monplaisir took a benefit, on which occasion the audience in attendance was, we were pleased to see, commensurate with the merits of the beneficiary. On Monday evening, Mr. Booth, the late stage manager of the theatre, took a benefit. A piece entitled the Know Nothing was produced, which was performed some years ago, at the Olympic Theatre, in New York, under the title of Queensbury Fete. On Tuesday evening, Mrs. Thoman made her first appearance before a California audience in the character of Martha Gibbs, in AU That Glitters is Not Gold. She was well received. On Wednesday evening, a crowded house was in attendance at the benefit of the Bateman children. On Thursday evening, (lie Bull and Strakosch took the last of their series of " farewell benefits." On Friday evening, the Serious Family was produced, after which Mme. Thierry and Mons. Bernadelli...

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. A SUBSCRIBER.—"In a conversation with a friend, we had a dispute with regard to the pronunciation of the word gum, the substance in which the teeth are set. He insisted that the proper pronunciation was goom, as if the word was spelt with two os. I contend that it is pronounced as it is spelt, gum. Todd, Johnson and Walker, give it thus--'Gum, noun substantive, the fleshy substance or covering that contains the teeth.' As to the pronunciation, they refer you to the letter u as pronounced in tub, which would give the pronunciation as I contend. We then referred to Webster, a late edition, but he does not give any pronunciation. Please set us right, as we have agreed to abide by your decision." The word in question should be pronounced with a short u as in sum, drum, plum, &c, It has several roots, the only one of which that contains the letter u is the Latin word gummi, in which the u is manifestly short. We cannot find any authority for pronouncing...

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GENERAL GOSSIP. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

GENERAL GOSSIP. * * The English papers mention a curious case which has recently occurred in London: " What the newspapers call ' A Mysterious Case,' is now before the public. A poor and learned German, named Dr. Peithman, was brought to the Bow street polise office, on Wednesday, charged with the crime of—madness. The charge was preferred by tbe solicitor of the government, at the instance of Prince Albert, and, at his request, none of the public nor of the press were present. Peithman had a friend, (Mr. Otway, M. P. for Stafford,) who protested stoutly against the closed-doors hearing, and was allowed to be present. So was Mr. Lewis, the solicitor, who attended for the accused. Mr. Lewis complained to Mr. Jardine, the magistrate, that Dr. P. had been four days in a felon's cell, and had never been told what was the charge against him. It turned out that two medical men (Drs. Wood and Davis) were present, and would certify to Peithman's lunacy. They actually did sign such a certifi...

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FUN, FACT AND FANCY. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

FUN, FACT AND FANCY. ANECDOTES OF FREDERICK THE GREAT.— From Dr. Vehse's "Memoirs of the Court of Prussia," we take the following characteristic anecdotes of Frederick the Great: "One ot his valets, one evening, had to read prayers to him. Arriving at the words, 'The Lord bless thee,' the silly man, in his habitual subserviency, thought he must read, 'The Lord bless your Majesty;' on which the king at once cut him short—'You rascal, read it as it is in the book; before God Almighty I am but a rascal like yourself.' "The servants were never safe in his presence. He had always two pistols, loaded with salt, lying by his side, which, if tbey blundered, he would fire at them. In this manner, one man had his feet dreadfully injured, and another lost an eye, notwithstanding all which, he was quite offended that he should be generally considered a tyrant. Terror ought be said to go before him. A functionary who was once unexpectedly summoned to his presence, fell down dead from fright. His...

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"Having up Notes." [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

"Having up Notes." It was an almost universal custom some twenty or thirty years since in our New England parishes, whenever a birth took place in a family, for the fortunate recipients of this gift to have a note on the succeeding Sabbath rendering "thanks for mercies received," such being the invariable phraseology. In the town of B------, flourished an old maid of some forty summers, who by the caprice of a relative, fell heiress to a considerable legacy. Overjoyed at her good fortune, she could do no less than have up a note of thanks. Being somewhat at a loss for phraseology, she unconsciously fell into the old form, so that her note read as follows; "Tabitha Temple desires to express her gratitude to God for mercies received." The minister who read it, being on an exchange, and therefore unacquainted with the circumstances, formed the very natural conclusion, that the "mercy received" was a child. He accordingly prayed very fervently that "the child might be brought up in the ...

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A Terrific Bear Fight. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

A Terrific Bear Fight. We learn, says the Edgefield (S. C.) Advertiser, that a large number of our fellow-citizens in the "dark corner" were thrown into a most intense state of excitement last week by the report that a hideous grizzly bear had been brought to bay in a certain dense thicket somewhere in those parts. Old men and boys, white folks and niggers, hound dogs, cur dogs, fierce dogs, and bull dogs flocked to the spot, until the scene became one of utter confusion and obstreperousness. Some planned the attack, others held back the dogs, a few ventured on a cautious reconnoitre, while many stood in a sort of pleasant trepidation at the prospect of the desperate encounter so soon to be witnessed. At length the signal to advance is given—all close in around the thicket which contains the grizzly monster, each one resolved to do or die in the strife--the very lair itself is soon closely encompassed (a dark bushy gully.) Now for it, brave hearts!--strike, strike, strike!—one blow ...

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Mental and Corporeal Suffering. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

Mental and Corporeal Suffering. There is a very pretty Persian apologue on the difference between mental and corporeal suffering. A king and his minister were discussing the subject, and differed in opinion. The minister maintained the first to be more severe, and, to convince his sovereign of it, he took a lamb, broke his leg, shut it up, and put food before it. He took another, shut it up with a tiger, which was bound by a strong chain, so that the beast could spring near, but not seize the lamb, and put food also before him. In the morning he carried the king to see the effect of the experiment. The lamb with the broken leg had eaten up all the food placed before him. The other was found dead from fright. A writer in a New York paper suggests the practicability of heating the whole city, by means of hot air sent from a few public furnaces by steam engines, through appropriate pipes to every house. These pipes should drive cold air in the summer. He calculates on a large saving of...

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BIRTHS. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

BIRTHS. At Columbia, September 7th, the wife of Isaac Levy, of a Son. At Jackass Gulch, September 7th, the wife of John Orr, of a Daughter. At Oakland, Sept. 6th, the wife of George H. Munroe, of a Daughter. In Shanghai, June 9th, the wife of R. C. Murphy, U. S. Consul, of a Daughter. In Sacramento, Sept 15th, the wife of Mr. J B. Mitchel, of a Daughter. In Shasta, Sept. 11th, the wife of Rev. H. B. Sheldon, of a Son. In Downieville, Sept. 15th, the wife of George W. Warner, of a Daughter. In Columbia, September 9th, the wife of Mr. S. Knapp, of a Son. On board W. T. Sayward, May 17th, the wife of Mr. Patten, 2d officer, of a Daughter.

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MARRIED. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

MARRIED. In this city, 11th inst, by the Rev. C. B. Wyatt, Mr. David Jobson, to Mrs. Elizabeth B. Gihon, both of this city. In this city, Sept. 6th, by Rev. A. Williams, Mr. Wm. H. Trimble, of Livingston county, N.Y., to Miss Marie Thiele, of Paris, France. In this city, at the residence of Thomas H. Selby, Esq., on Wednesday morning, Sept. 20th, by the Rt. Rev. W. Ingraham Kipp, Moses Schallenberger, of San Jose, to Miss Fanny M. Everitt, of San Francisco. At Trinity Church, in thls city, Sept. 18th, by Rev. C. B. Wyatt, Wm. Mowbray, Esq., of Edinburgh, Scotland, to Constantia Sophia, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Davidson, Esq., of Park Place, West Chelsea, England. On Wednesday, Sept. 20th, by Rev. T. Dwight Hunt, Mr. R. C. Page to Miss Delia Williams, all of this city. In this city, Sept. 19th, by Rev. Mr. Mooshake, Mr. Carl Riehn to Miss Elise Wagner. At Grace Church, in this city, Sept. 19th, by Rt. Rev. Bishop Kipp, Mr. Sammel Adams to Miss Alice White, daughter of Willi...

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DIED. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

DIED. In this city, Sept. 15th, of inflammation of the lungs, Mr. John Morrison, aged 29 years, a native of Crief, Scotland, late of the firm of Joseph Boston A Co., Monterey. In this city. Sept. 19th, Sarah Elizabeth, infant daughter of Sylvester and Eleanor T. Hemenway, aged 8 months. In this city, Sept. 18th, James D. Simpson, a native of Ohio, in the 32nd year of his age. In this city, Sept. 4th, Hugh Bohenn, aged 60 years, a native of Ireland. In this city, Sept. 19th, of pneumonia of the lungs, Mr William Dunlap, aged 27 years, born in Charleston, S.C., late of Illinois. In this city. Sept 19th, Miss Mary N. Griffin, a native of England, aged 36 years. In this city, Sept. 8, Robert Watson, son of James Aston, aged 2 years. In this city, 9th inst., Clara E, Morris, daughter of Aaron and Rachael Morris, aged 2 years. In this city, Sept. 6, of consumption, Sylvester B. Paine of Freetown, Mass. In this city, Sept. 6, George Frederick, son of George and Harriet Sanderson, aged 2 ye...

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

SCHOOL BOOKS. BONESTELL & WILLISTON HAVE FOR SALE, AT THEIR Bookstore, No. 184 Clay street, the following School Books— READERS. Town's First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Grammar School. Sanders's First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth. McGuffey's Eclectic First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth or Rhetorical. Parker's National Series—First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Rhetorical. SPELLERS. Town's Revised; Sanders's; Webster's; McGuffy's. ARITHMETICS. Greenleaf's Primary ; Common School; National. Davies's Primary, Second, Third, and University. Colburn's Mental, and Sequel. Adams's First, Second, and Third. Emerson's First, Second, and Third. GRAMMARS. Murray's; Smith's; Weld's New; Kirkham's. GEOGRAPHIES. Mitchell's Primary, and Geography and Atlas. Smith's Primary, and Quarto. Parley's First. PHILOSOPHIES. Parley's First, and Second. HISTORIES. Parley's Universal; Willard's United States; Wilson's. DICTIONARIES. Webster's Primary School, High School, Quarto, Academic, Univ...

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

DOMESTIC PRICES CURRENT. ' [corrected wkeily roa the wide west.] MEATS. Porter-house Steak, ¥lb - - - - 3D a 25 cts Surloin " Rump " • «•<- f 18X Roast Beef Is J. <i 26 Hind quarters of Beef 185£ Hind quarters of Veal .... — a 20 Veal Cutlets — a 25 Mutton • - Via a IBX Lamb — a 26 Tongues ID al 00 Corned Beef \i% a 18X Hams — a 26 Roasting Pigs "00 a 4 00 Sausages ...... — a 18X Pork Chops — a 26 Pork, by the quarter IBH a 20 Mutton Chops — a 26 Beef Carcase 9 a 14 Bologna Sausages, - - - - — a 40 Tripe, j a 183k! GAME AND POULTRY. Chickens, per pair - - • - - fa 8 00 Fowls, - - . ■ . n r> no Fowls, per doi. 24 111 it — Quail, BTU a 4 00 Snipe, - - - - - ' - a 2 50 Curlew and Plover, — <l 260 Doves, — a 2 00 Rabbits, per pair - - - - - - — a — Hares, each — «9 00 Turkeys, «i<hi a » 00 Venison, $ft 15 a 20 HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS. California Eggs, per doz. - - - - — a 1 25 Orauge County Butter, $1 lb - - - - — n 50 English Cheese, - ...

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

BOOKS AND STATIONERY THE NEW YORK TIMES FOR CALIFORNIA, ' IS AC.MiWI.KIWED BY ILL TO BE THE BEST NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED, HID ALMOST TBE ONLY ONE EXPRESSLY ADAPTED to CALIFORNIA READERS. , The undersigned in calling attention to the superiority of , the N W YORK TIMES, as a vehicle for the diffusion of general Information on all mat- ' ters of interest, are confident that those who have hitherto ; been readers of the paper will sustain them in claiming for It a [ position in the firs t rank of cotemporaneous journalism. The , edition for California is made up with great care, in accordance with the instruct! mis of persons thoroughly conversant with the necessities of the California public. The following extracts from an article in the San Francisco , Commercial Admertiter, on the New Press, express, we think, ! the general opinion of newspapers throughout the Union. " The expenses or tlie Tribune are paid by its advertise- 1 ruents, and not t>r its circulation, which, by the...

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 4 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

BOOKS AND STATIONERY. A GREAT BOOK BT A GREAT AUTHOR. THE PILGRIMS OP WALSINGHAM. A ROMANCE 0E TOE MIDDLE AGES. From the accomplished pen or Agnes Strickland. Large 12tu0., pp. 401). Hear what the press says of this great work: The following extract was taken from a most elaborate review in the Herald of July 9th: " We know no writer who gets up what may be termed the mine en tame of history with greater effect than Miss Strickland. In reading her descriptions it seems as if there were passing actually before our eyes the gorgeous procesalqns, the splendid costumes and the brilliant tournaments of thef eudal times. Her profound acquaintance with every branch of historal literature, from the earliest monkish records down to the quaint chronicles of Froissart and Monstrelet, and the facilities of access that she has had to all the rare manuscripts existing in European libraries, enable her to give to the characters of her fictions, as well as to her biographies, a life-like aspect, wh...

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 5 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

NEW YORK ADVERTISEMENTS. LAUGH AND GROW FAT. "VTES. PARTINGTON'S CARPET BAG OP FTJN, A BOOK *»* of Three Hundred Pages, containing upwards of One Thousand Comical Stories, Laughable Adventures, Funny Conundrums, Amusing Anecdotes, Side-Splitting Jokes, Queer Sayings of Mrs. Partington, Heart-rending Puns, Witty Repartees, Ac. Ac., the whole illustrated by One Hundred and Fifty Comic Wood Cuts. Iv offering this new Book to the public, we must caution all weakly and nervous people against buying it. It is only intended for those hearty and robust persons who can laugh and grow fat! The compiler of the book calls it a perfect Encyclopedia of Wit and Witty Sayings ; and perhaps this is a just description. Among the Contents will be found :—Mrs. Partington among the Elephants; The Old Lady is a great deal better than could be Expected ; She gets Luminous ; Her Idea of Animal Magnetism; The Widow Bedott's Musings; O, Squeeze me, Ephraim ; A Sailor with too much Ballast; Mr-. Partington's ...

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Ugly as Sin. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

Ugly as Sin. "Well, stranger, you air chawed up pretty considerable bad, and that's a fact. Bar or catamount?" The scene was the country store at the cross-roads, in the town of H---, which all who have hunted or traveled much in Herkimer county will recollect; and the polite interrogator was a large, bushy-whiskered, hardfaced man, in a red flannel shirt, whose appearance, no less than his dialect, proclaimed him to be from the far West. It was evening, and a group of loungers were smoking and chewing by the open fire, whose warmth, though it was a midsummer night, was far from unpleasant. The person to whom the question was addressed, partly turned his head toward the speaker, but did not immediately reply; and I took the opportunity of examining him more closely than I had done upon his entrance. His was, without exception, the ugliest, most pitiable specimen of humanity that I have ever seen. One of his legs had been amputated above the knee; his right hand was withered and cont...

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Be Careful How You Meddle With Ladies on Steamboats. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

Be Careful How You Meddle With Ladies on Steamboats. We wonder if either of the parties interested will read or recognize the following sketch of a little incident that occurred one evening of last week, on board the Hudson River steamboat Hendrie Hudson. Seated on the bench that surounds the after promenade deck, among others was a very interesting young lady, accompanied by a gentleman considerably older than herself, yet who might have been her husband, or brother, or perhaps merely a friend, he was hardly old enough to be her father. Soon after it had grown dark, and the lamp had been lighted and suspended near the cabin door, the gentleman, for some purpose or other left the lady by herself for a few minutes, and went into the cabin, from which emerged just at that moment, a tall, dandified young man, who evidently thought something considerable of himself, his fancy straw hat, with a yard of black ribbon flying from it as a streamer; his unimpeachable neck tie and boots, and i...

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