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How to Wash Windows. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856
How to Wash Windows. The nicest article for washing windows is a deer skin, as no particles come off to stick to the glass and make it look as if washed with feathers. There is no need of anything larger than a hand-basin for washing windows. The great splashing some peeple make in the exercise of their art is entirely useless, and is, moreover, deleterious. When the water is permitted to run in great quantities over the glass, rt d.ssolves the ptrtty and soon looßcns the panes from their setting, and also sta glass. Iwo pieces of wa.shdeatl.er and a b, w l of suds are all that are necessary. Wipe the glass first with the wet cloth or leather, and after it be! conies dry, with the clean cloth, and then it will look clear, and far more so than if rinsed in a dozen pails of water.
Whaling Children. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856
Whaling Children. That genial and most delightful writer, Mr. Sparrowgrass, says in his last paper in Putnam's Magazine : " I once corrected one of my little ones, and put him to bed, for having been stubborn at his letters. Then I waited until he fell asleep, and then I watched beside him until he slumbered out his sorrows. When he opened his eyes, he stretched out his little arms, smiled up in my face, antl forgave me. The Lord forgive me for the whaling I gave him ! I owe him an apology, which I intend to make as soon as he is old enough to understand it. There is nothing so odious to the mind of a child as injustice, nnd young married people are prone to expect too much, and exact too much of their eldest born. If, then, we are unjustly severe, from our want of experience, it seems to me there is something due, some reparation on our part, due to the individual whose feelings we have injured, [f we lose temper with a gentleman six feet high, and call him hard names, we often fin...
Scaling Turtles. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856
Scaling Turtles. The tortoise shell of commerce is merely the scales thnt cover the bony shield of the Turtle. These scales are thirleen in number, varying from an eighth to a quarter of an inch in thickness. A largo turtle will furnish alwmt eight pounds. To detach this shell from the animal is aeruel pi nil—, which it made my flesh creep to witness. The fishers do not kill the turtles : did they do so. they in a few years would exterminate them. When the turtle is caught tbey fasten him. and cover hi- hack with .ley haves or grass, to which they set (mv The heat cause* the plate, to —parale at tl.eir joints. A large knife is then carefully latarM Ixu-izontaJlv b_eneath tin-in. antl tbe lamina- lifted from the buck, care being taken not to injure the shell hv too much heat, nor to force it off until the heat mm fully prepared il for separation. Ham turtles die under this cruel operation, but instaiii-es an- nil merous in which tni-y have been caught n BMOnd time, with th.- orer-coa...
QUARTZ MINING.---No. 4. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856
QUARTZ MINING.-- No. 4. This engraving represents the Chile Mill, so called from being originally or more generally adopted in Chile for quartz crushing and amalgamating. Ita construction is simple, constating usually of a stone basin six or eight feet in diameter, and about one foot in height; in this is placed a wheel or crusher, of stone or iron, which ia made to revolve by means of a lever and mule power. A small supply of water is necessary, which, as it escapes through an aperture, carries off the greater part of the waste without further trouble or attention. The gold is collected with quicksilver, aa in the Rostra. The Chile Mill has been improved upon, and is now extensively used in connection with other machinery.
QUARTZ MINING.---No. 5. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856
QUARTZ MINING.---No. 5. Tlie above is a very truthful representation of the common *h&lt;t/t, by which a lead may lie nvaaaeetol or regularly worked. There is no possibility of giving a correct vu ~ ..( (],,„ subject, as tb,. pren-lp.il p.irt Is lllldergrotitwt. 11l Ibis representation two men ate seen Wotkuig at Ihe wiaelaaij laatpaHaao arm shaft below the place .. n which tbey are standing is sup}..*-.-.! to Ive under ground, and cut through a granile ot s|,t, r „| j Ilk} wheat mmm at nVaJMewn is aha vmm or lead] mm men Mnagwat the quartz are call.il irifUn. t|„. v fkm down the . re, which is put into tubs and hoist, .! out by the men at the top.
A Chance Acquaintance. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856
A Chance Acquaintance. Ob the day when the Qmm of Kngland visited (hi 1 Kxhiliit ion the second time, a nnnil&gt;er of liulii - wore allowed, as a particular favor, to Ml themselves upon tin- ilivuu which WIIIQUIIi the central fountain of tin- nave. No gentlemen were uitmittill to this enclosure, and the wives, inumnias. lietcia, ami aunts, were obliged to rc-ign thcm-ilvcs to sit alone, aw aitbag the urriwil Of the hanerial anil royal party, ft mom these, an elderly KiiL'li-li lady. Of very distinguished uir. was scaled by the side of a pretty young Pieuuh wn—, attired with simple elegaaee. A coaveraatioa soon arose twoen llieiii. commencing with swine emmon-pliu-es ah,.111 the heat and the crowd, and gradually Incoming sympathetic and ciitidential. The' Kntrlisli lady learned thus, iliat her companion wai ■tarried, that her liiisliand was in the crowd, that he had urgitl her to aeei pt the place offered her by the Count de Houvillo. Director of the Industrial Palace, that ...
Nesselrode. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856
Nesselrode. Of all the statesmen of Europe and America who took part in public affairs at the fall of the first Napoleon, the only one now remaining in place is that Russian Minister, who commenced his political career as a powerful foe of the Napoleonic dynasty, which he still lives to combat. All the public men of the United States who were then eminent in political life, have departed -- a new generation occupy their places. In Europe none remain but Nesselrode, the patriarch of statesmen, who has survived two Imperial masters ; who, as the minister of Alexander the First, opposed the aggressions of the great Napoleon, and now, as the Minister of Alexander the Second, is the vigorous foe of Napoleon the Third. ---------&lt;&lt;&lt;&gt;-&lt;&gt;-&lt;&gt;&gt;&gt;--------- ]I3''' The Boston Post asks -- " Why did Rachel have a small audience on Monday?" and answers the question by saying " Because there ...
Heart Work. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856
Heart Work. We an' not sent into this world to do anything into which we cannot put our hearts.. Wo have certain work to do for our bread, and that must l&gt;e done strenuously ; other work to do for our delight, and that is to be done heartily. Neither is it to be done by halves and shifts. "| &gt;u t with a will : and what is not worth the effort is not to lie done at all. Perhaps all that we have to do is meant for nothing more than an exercise of the heart und the will, and it is useless in itself ; but ut ull events, the little use it naa may well toanwraea, if it is not worth putting our hands and our strength to. In at in
FAST AND PRESENT. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856
FAST AND PRESENT. M OfaaxsLo'i tii i. t mo*,'* lioNr.." Voicks or tiik NIGHT." Those belonging to male gluteal. Mill ■ml auoll young men as tease attic bed rooms with serenaditnj about Atahvs Hanghter, and other oriental Icmulcs. (Join Don 01-EHAToIt BBV foKK THE FAILI KE OE PaQB, Bacon A to. OOM 1)1 &gt;T OW »TOH i AS ||X NOW AIM-IAES.
THE AGRICULTURAL FILIBUSTER. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856
THE AGRICULTURAL FILIBUSTER. " It is not Col. Kinney's intention to compter Nicaragua. Be merely proposes to Settle there with a numher nf hard-working agriculturists, such as the firmer* of New York nnd Pennsylvania." haitUrn J'uj*r, un Col. Kinnty'* fajitditum. S. Th c New Y'oee I ™nd Pennsylvania | AfIRICULT CRIST AT j BOMB. I I Similar trrttrr raonrcEn on THE PERSONAL APPEARANCE OP THE I New York and Pennsylvania | AORICCLTI HIST BT A TROPICAL | CLIMATE.
QUARTZ MINING.---No. 6. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856
QUARTZ MINING.---No. 6. Our engraving illustrates the Quartz Mill generally adopted in California. In this representation we have thought it advisable to omit much of the frame-work, the enclosure, and some other minute and immaterial portions, and have confined the exertions of our artist to the main feature, a miming apparatus, which will enable us to give a description more easily understood, and, at the same time, embellish our design with a view of the driving power (an over-shot water wheel,) the tunnel or entrance to the lead from which the quartz is taken, and the acqueduct for conveying the water to the mill. The above cut represents the ordinary qvarti mill in full operation ; on the right, in the distance, is seen the tunnel which has been cut to intersect the lead, from which a car-load of quartz is being taken to the mill, where it is dumped on the receiving platform. It is then thrown into the hitttr;/, by a man called %fmmws here it underpies the process of crushing b...
Kentucky Riflemen. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856
Kentucky Riflemen. Tho renown which the Kentucky riflemen have obtained for precision ami skill in bundling the rifle, has become world-wide.and excited the attention and wonder of the warriors of other nations. In battle they have stood as cool and collected — although the first time in action—as the oldest veterans of Kurope, pouring in their deadly lire with unerring aim. " I shot that officer." exclaimed a rifleman, as he saw an officer fall at New Orleans. '• No. no ; 1 shot him," replied his comrade at his side. " If I shot him. I shot him in the right eve," said the first. •• And I shot him in the left eye," was the response. After the battle, it was found that this officer had Ihvii shot in both eyes. This unerring precision can only Im- obtained by long practice and thorough drilling. At the first settlement of their State, they were compelled to be constantly under arms, as it were, lo guard against the wily Indian, and escape the murderous tomahawk. As the father, so the ...
A Hint to Ladies. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856
A Hint to Ladies. '• In order to know." says Madame de (iirardin. a woman celebrated tor her parlies. ( act mmtU,) " how to urraiige your draw ing-room. according to the tastes of \oiir guests, unit in order to promote conversation, and bring congenial spirits together, a hostess should carefully examine the drawingroom alter MaT guests are gone, note down the position of every article of furniture, and so dispose them for her next assembly. She will m that the very chairs still appear tn converse—thut the armchairs seem confidentially whisjiering each other — and majestic solas give audience to two rockingchairs still oscillating Inside them. As they left your parlor, so at the next meeting let your guests tind it. and you will have the pleasure of sivmg your guests sociable from tho beginning of the evening -happy, gay. and brilliant, throughout ; and all w ill wonder how yon manage, and attribute the pleasant evenings ut your house to your talents and amiability, and each to his ...
COL. WILLIAM WALKER. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856
COL. WILLIAM WALKER. As nearly as we can learn. Col. Walker is 32 years nf age, ami a bachelor. He was horn in Nashville, Tesn., of Scottish parents, ami remained in that city until lie had reached mature manhood, ami qualified himself by study for the practice ol" both law and meilieine. On removing from Na«hville he settled in ffew Orleans, and was for some time editor of the Crescent newspaper there. He has traveled much in Europe,and visited most of the Universities and Exhibitions of Art. Col. Walker arrived in San Francisco in Jane, 1850, nnd shortly thereafter beeaOM connected with the Daily lltralil as one of its editors. While in this position, an article appeared in the Herald, animadverting upon the Judiciary, to which exception was taken by Judge Parsons of the District Court, who forthwith summoned him before his Court and blffilltfd III! the editor a Bne of $500. This Col. FROM A DAGUERBBOrrn BT R. H. TAHGE.] Walker refused to pay. and was accordingly imprisoned ; but ...
Gallant Inebriety. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 January 1856
Gallant Inebriety. In Bnltimore. just after a recent shower, by which the streets 'and gutters hail been so tilled with water as to subject pfjdcfltriana to a great inconvenience, a lady was in difficulty at one ot the crossings, w hen a young fellow, with more gallantry than sobriety, offered his assistance. She declined, but he insisted, took hold of her to carry her over when he stippil and fell at full length. 11 is ricrson thus affording a tcmpornay bridge, the lady step|ied upon him. and thn-got over with dry ln-t. She did not slop to thank him, and he rose dripping from the gutter, vow ing never to attempt to carry females in a storm again.