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PLACER MINING.---No. 1. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856

PLACER MINING.---No. 1. The collection of gold in the placer diggings of California, from the time of its discovery st Sutter's .Mill until within the past year or two, cannot properly be considered as a branch of the science of mining ; it was simply gold gathering, st which th? uninitiated scented to be equally successful with the experienced miner. The profusion with which gold seemed to he dispersed through ravines, gulches, sand-hars, beds of streams, Ac, rendered science and professional skill of little or no avail: aud the utensils employed, hitherto unknown in the business, rendered success dependent on good luck, energy and perseverance, rather than a know ledge of mining, or the practice of years ia other places; -as is very truly remarked in the ** Annals of San Francisco:" '* The implements at first nsed in the process of gold seeking, were only the common pick ami shovel, and a tin pan or wooden how l. The auriferous earth wheu dug out was put into the last, and water b...

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PLACER MINING.---No. 2. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856

PLACER MINING.---No. 2. The first step taken by gold seekers to make improvements in washing, resulted in the production of the OrtuUt or Bodber* This apparatus is seen on tbe right of the engraving. It consists of a trough, usually rounded at the bottom, set upon rockers, with a box resting on the upper end ; this is furnished with a wire screen, through which the larger stones cannot pass, while the sand is allowed to fall through on an apron or piece of canvas ; on this, most of the gold particles remain, while the sand is washed off nnd escapes with the water at the tail of the rocker. The dirt tn be washed is brought fnun the claim or deposit, a bucketful! thrown into the screen-box, and the machine rocked with one hand while water is thrown in with the other. The stones remaining in the box are then thrown out, the supply of dirt renewed, an ! the necking n'peated. In tins way, from fifty to oat hundred buckets of dirt may be " ashed in a day. When property constructed, and sk...

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Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856

Ksskntiai.s to fsrccEM. —Knt» rprise aud attention to business, although indispensable to the success of mercantile operations, are not in themselves all-sufficient. There are certain departments of trade which require the taste and experience of an artist in their management. No one can doubt this who has visited the establishment of Mr. I*. N our Ross, in Sacramento Mreet, above Montgomery. The regalia of the different societies, banners, flags, Ac., that are there exhibited are marvels of ornamental art ; and it is no wonder that this branch of businoss has become almost a monopoly in the hands of Mr. N. Nor is tin- assortment confined to the class of articles we have specified. Ladies* dress trimmings, hosiery, and all similar articles, may there be found, which cannot fail to suit all in pattern, quality, and price. To those who have been residents in San Francisco for any length of time, it is onnecessarj for us t<> say anything, but to persons visiting o...

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A New Novel. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856

A New Novel. Tbe Albany Evening Journal gives notice that early next month, will be presented to the public one of the most astounding fictions ever issued from the press. It will be called The Baggage Smasher. The plot nf The liapgnge Smasher, thouph novo] in the extreme, is strictly founded on fact. The Baggage Smasher, burstinir open a trunk by tun hastily dmppinp it upon the deck, discovers a fatherless boy aslee]i inside. He atlnpts tin- bay as his own. and is rewarded for his generosity by beinp promoted from one situation of trust to another, until he arrives at the dipnity of being < 'lerk of the Steamboat. In addition to which, tlie friendless boy ia subsequently discovered to be a cast-off son r.f the Dvkc if Wellington ■' The whole is severe and correct, inculcating the virtue of newspapers, the liability of preat men to err, the inefficiency of patent-leather straps upon bappage. and the evils of the present social system as repards the marriape state. As an i...

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A HINT TO SAN FRANCISCO BOOT-BLACKS. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856

A HINT TO SAN FRANCISCO BOOT-BLACKS. Ji st as Mr. FxjUMn is pAaama a Boor hlickixg staul, a highly trained dog, dru'pixg inn mi d, m inn FORTH, AND STRANGE To Ml, His r.HRSE LIES DIRECTLY OVBB -Mil. X.'s Moots, WHOSE POLISH IS AT ONCE DESTROYED. TllE PflOramea OF THE atrtaimiMarT REGRETS THE OOCI KHENCE, ANI! orFERS TO RENEW THE LOST USTRE AT THE CSI AL HATES.

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Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856

The indistiuocs and forti nate mixer is invited ity one or two well-dressed citizens to participate in games of chance.

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Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856

Poaxum not mm favored the i.ndistrioits IMBa, HE IS INCLIXEU TO CAST IMPCTATIONS ON THE rXTaOBiTT OF HIS ANTAGONISTS, WHICH RBSILTS IN HIS aana ASSISTED TO DEPART IN TUH ABOVE ItKMAREABI.B Man ■ k it.

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PLACER MINING.---No. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856

PLACER MINING.---No. 3. In January.lS.M, thediscovery of black sand containing gold was made public. It existed in great quantities on fha sea shore in the vicinity of Gold Bluff", near the mouth of the Klamuth river. From thnt time forward many adventurers visited the place in the hope of amassing fortunes, but were (K.sappointed, inasmuch as the quantity | of gold in proportion to the sand was too small to warrant , the uso of chemicals, and the particles of gold ton minute to be easily collected by the process of washing. Since that time various expedients have been resorted to for tho purpose of waving the gold, and not without success. The apparatus most generally in use is the torn, in connection with the ripple-box and quicksilver. The torn is a simple box or trough, from eight to twelve feet in length, fifteen to eighteen incites is width, and eight to twelve inches in depth, one end uf which is t a fared up from the bottom to the top. A piece of sheet iron, iv which is punc...

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PLACER MINING.---No. 4. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856

PLACER MINING.---No. 4. The .V'i*i'> im the nu'*, general ipparatiiH at prc-ent in , uiw for collecting gold. Its cajntlnlitir*, both fur saving gold nnd for washing great sjsjsdstitßM of material, ure nut equalled by any i th. r contrivance, it answers eqiiully well the requirements nf a single man, or company nf almost any number. When tir»t adopted in California, ita dimensions were very BsMted, bctt U it- value became better known, ita length has been iasjreMtd I" many hundred feet. A description of tin- BKktN of Bj >nstt aieting a sluice ma* be found in tbe articles mi (JuirU Mining, published MM tune since in the Winn \Vk>t. The above engraving represents a section of sluice rri'Miiijf a ravine; it reivi.es the water from a ditch or natural stream nt the up[*cr end, and extend* to a krwer point in the distance, whi re the tailings are dischsrged. It requires but little attention, as the descent is >uthcieiit lo carry off the stones w...

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Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856

Thk DivELnrutNTS or tb« Age.—Every day adds iv mite to the curious disclosures of the nineteenth century. Gold washing, through the excavations that are preliminary to it, discloses deposits of soap that wonld suffice in quantity to serve the necessities of all ether washing in all time to come; and an Australian genius has discovered a mode of converting quartz into a substance of which crockery can be formed equaling the finest porcelain, and so economically that whatever of the precious metal may be contained in it will be extracted free of cost, and therefore be so much clear gain. And as if the increased amount of gold coming into the general circulation had eicited the jealousy of other representatives of value, quicksilver allows itself to be enticed out of its bed into active, useful being, and thus stimulates the production of silver, which previously languished through the scarcity of its mercurial relative. Precious stones, too, pop out of their hidingplaces in an abundan...

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NEWS FOR THE PEOPLE! [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856

NEWS FOR THE PEOPLE! If you want Newspapers; If you want Magnxines ; If you want Cheap Publications; If you want Rooks ; If you waut anything that is printed— Call on or send to the NOISY CARRIER'S BOOK AND STATIONERY CO., 77 Long Wharf. If you want hy the Quantity; If you want Single Copies ; If you want in wrappers, for Mailing; If you want New IV orks as toon as received ; If you want anything sent by Hail— Call on or send to the NOISY CARRIER'S BOOK AND STATIONERY CO., 77 Long Wharf, San Francisco. CHAS. P. KIMBALL, President.

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STATIONERY FOR THE MULTITUDE. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856

STATIONERY FOR THE MULTITUDE. If you want Letter Paper; If you want Bill Paper; If you want Foolscap; If you want anything to write on— Call on or send to the NOISY CARRIER'S BOOK AND STATIONERY CO., 77 Long Wharf. If you want It by the Case; If you want it hy the Ream; If you want it hy the Quire ; If you want it sent hy Steamboat; If you want i< sent by Express— Call on or send to the NOISY CARRIER'S BOOK AND STATIONERY CO., 77 Long Wharf, Sau Francisco.

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BLANK BOOKS! BLANK BOOKS! [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856

BLANK BOOKS! BLANK BOOKS! If you want half-bound Blank Books; If you want Honks hound in Sheep; if you want Rooks bounil in Imitation Russia; If you want Books hounil with Russia Bauds ; If you want Books hound with fall Russiafall on or send to the NOISY CARRIER'S BOOK AND STATIONERY CO., 77 Long Wharf If you want them by the Case; If you want them by the Dosen ; If you want them by the Set; If you want them by the Single Book; If you want them any way— Call on or send to the NOISY CARRIER'S BOOK AND STATIONERY CO , 77 Long Wharf, Sao Francisoo.

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856

J. W. SULLIVAN'S Great Pacific Emporium, AID | General Agency of Periodical Literature, AND SOLS AGKNT FOR THK "CALIFORNIA TRUE DELTA," POBT turns. BCILDIHOS, CORRRR CUT AND I.RARRT STRUT BAR FRABUIDCO. rpHE PROPRIETOR OP THIS WELIi KNOWN EBTABLIBH- * ment begs leare to acknowledge with high gratification and hearty thanks, the Terr abundant and still increasing patronage and confidence so liberally bestowed on him by Agents, Publishers, Dealers, and the Public. In return for such abundant patronage, the Proprietor has, after long and arduous labor, and serious expense, succeeded in organising arrangements with STEAMERS, LINERS, EXPRESSES, AGENCIES, and MAILS, In different counties, far and near, by which he is enabled to supply a greater Tariety and amount of the best NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, AND REVIEWS, than any other establishment on the Pacific. The extent, resources, comprehensiveness, and efficiency of the result may be Judged from the fact, that the Periodical Literature of th...

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856

STILL TAX 3<: 8 THE LEAD! R. H. V A N C E, HAS, BT THE SUPERIORITY OF HIS DAGUERREOTYPES. AGAIN RECEIVED THE FIRST PREMIUM AWARDED BY THE STATE FAIR, BEING TIIK SECOND TIME RECEIVED AGAINST ALL COMPETITORS. And he has latclr made auch improvements in his operating rooms, arrangement of lights, Ac, as will enahte him to still keep the station he now holds—" AHEAD." MR. VANCE II AS THREE IMPROVED LIGHTS, all of ditl'orent arrangements, which <nal.les htm to suit the light to the features and complexions of all, and gives him facilities which NO OTHER ARTIST 15 THE UNITED STATES POSSESSED, especially iv taking CROW'S, (Ht CHILDREN'S DAGUERREOTYPES. He has also secured the services of one of the last photographers in the world, and a New York artist of superior merit, for imintinp tliem either in Oil. or WATER COI.ORS. Specimens of work on exhibition at the liallerv, corner of Montgonierv and Sacramento sts., San Francisco. R. H. VANCE. N O B C B O B--S' Military, ...

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Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856

The above view represents an elevated locality of slate or granite, with a quartz ye." running through ... The ■W.rtion projecting at tbe surface (the out-crop,) ,s the means by which mineral leads are frequently discovered, and their direction determined. On the left of the hill a tunnel has been " run in" to intersect the vein. On the left of the slope, near the summit, a hole or shaft has been aunk to lest the quality of the quartz before incurring the expense of a tunnel, which ia necessary under the present system of operations, as they are conducted with a view to piercing the lend aa near tbe base of the hill or mountain aa (lossible, und working out the quartz from that point till the top is reached. The portion below the tunnel is seldom available, iv consequence of there being no outlet for the water.

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QUARTZ MINING.---No. 2. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856

QUARTZ MINING.---No. 2. The above engraving illustrates one of the primitive modes of pulverizing quartz rock in Mexico and the South American States. This mode was adopted as being an improvement on the stone mortar previously used, which was similar to that employed by the Indians for pulverizing seeds, acorns, Ac. In this method a rock was selected with a natural or artificial cavity at the top. In this the quartz wns placed, after it had been burned to render it more easily broken. It was then crushed by a largv stone fastened to the end of a pole or lever balanced on the stump of a tree, or on a {Mist, as is shown in the enpjuving. Hv this means a man could crush two or three hundred pounds in the course of a day. It was afterwards washed in a little vessel made of bom, and the gold collected in small particles at the bottom.

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QUARTZ MINING.---No. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856

QUARTZ MINING.---No. 3. This engraving represents the Mexican //antra. Its construction is rude and simple, consisting mainly of a circular track made of stone, with the inner and outer edges a little raised. A large flat stone is then attached to a lever, and drawn around by a mule. Quicksilver is first placed in the track, after which the quartz is broken up, thrown in, crushed to an impaltuhlc powder, and carried off by a small stream which is permitted to run in while the stotie is revolving. The gold, being heaviest, finds its way to the bottom of the pulverized mass, attaches itself to the quicksilver, anil becomes amahjum. It is then removed and retorted.

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DEVELOPMENTS IN HIGH LIFE.---UNPLEASANT RENCONTRE. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856

DEVELOPMENTS IN HIGH LIFE.---UNPLEASANT RENCONTRE. First Citizen A. wonders inaidihly ie First Citizen It. has really iiekn eeepi.nc it it in this mat, and IS NO LO.NIiER SI RPRISED AT niS DMR.NAI. APPEARANCE IN A SNOW V SHIRT. TllE LATTER RECIPROCATES THE SENTIMENT, EOT INFORMS TnE FORMER THAT HE HAD MERELY CALLED WITH A VIEW TO MAKIN.I AN EXPERIMENT IN SMOEINO OPICM. A., ON THE CONTRARY, WAS MERELY ACTCATED BY MOTIVES OF CIHIOSITY. CONSIDERS THE ORIENTAL MODE of tnoanra very odd. [Exeunt A. and It. Observant Pel atrial indulgei in a Chinese MEWlaa if " lie Met by Chance."]

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