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Prayer. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856

Prayer. At the Episcopal General Convention lately held in this city, Rev. Dr. Tyng, in the course of an argument made by him, in reply to one of his clerical brethren, said : '• 1 have heard much said of prayer, and prayer indeed opens the clouds of heaven. But prayer alone does not do the work. There was a great deal of wisdom to be gathered (with reverence be it spoken.) from the blunt old Knglish farmer, in the time of drouth, who, when his parson was praying for rain, told him, ' You may pray till you're blind, but it won't rain till the wind changes!' "

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Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
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Men more Polite than Women. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856

Men more Polite than Women. A Cincinnati editor says that men are more polite than women, and proceeds to prove it in this wise: •• Not long since we had occasion to ride a short distance in one of our city omnibuses. It was after dark, and the omnibus started off. nearly filled with men. Soon it stopped, and a woman opened the door. Instantly there was a move among the men : they crow tied together, anil a seat was furnished the lady. After proceeding a square or two further, another lady wished to get in : an additional squeeze was made, ami she was accommodated with a seat. A similar application was again soon made, and a gentleman instantly gave up his seat, and got on top. Another soon followed, and another gentleman did likewise. Repeatul instances like this occurred, and the gentlemen, by cm .vding together, holding market baskets and children, accommodated every lady applicant, till we counted inside—men. women, and children — nearly twenty persons. Then the number began to ...

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The Press and Its Writers. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856

The Press and Its Writers. An eminent English periodical, in the course of sin article on the newspapers of England, indulges in the follow ing reflections on the propriety of giving publicity to the names of writers for the press. We coincide entirely in its conclusions. "We still estimate the evils of publicity as greater than the evils of concealment. There are dangers and mischiefs on both sides : the question is >olely one of comparison and of degree. At first, as we regard the power of the newspaper press as one of the greatest advantages, and about the best security for freedom and good government which this country enjoys, we should look with dee)) uneasiness upon a change which wouhl impair and undermine that power more than, perhaps, any other that could Ik- devised. There is no doubt that much of the influence of journals arises from the undefined and not wholly incorrect feeling in the public mind, that their columns give utterance rather to the aWatSBMNfS uni...

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Mrs. Child on Christianity. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856

Mrs. Child on Christianity. Mrs. L. Maria Child, in a letter to the editor of Life Illustrated, makes the following remarks : The most common complaint is, that I place Christianity on a level with other religions, except with regard to its moral teaching. They do not perceive that impartiality is impossible, if a writer begins by assuming that only one religion i.- true and all others necessarily lalse. This has been done from time immemorial by the defenders of all religions ; and it is precisely this spirit which keeps mankind apart. I cherish the hope that, some time or other, there will be a Universal Church ; and already I see some indications of its approach. It is reported that Abd-El Kader, a Mohammedan Emir, now in Paris, has written a book to prove that Judaism, Christianity, and Mohammedism. are only one religion, differing merely in details. He says: "If Mussulmans and Christians would believe me, they might agree, and treat each other as brethren." 'lv this work the re...

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Live Merrily. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856

Live Merrily. Good old Burton, in his ■ Anatcmv of Melancholy," thus quotes one Mereillius Ticmius : " Live merrily, oh my friends, free from cares, jicrplexity, anguish, grief of mind—live merrily. Again I request you to be merry. If anything troubles your hearts, or vex your souls, neglect and contemn it—let it pass. And this I enjoin you, not as a divine alone, but as a physician ; for without this, mirth, which is the life and quintessence of physic, medicines, and whatsoever is used and applied to prolong the life of man, is dull, dead, and of no force." And we say with the jolly okl " brick," be merry.

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856

STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND COUNTY OF SAN FItANCISCO.—IN THE SITE- ) rior Court of the City of San Francisco. LEWIS STEELMAN, Plaintiff, r«. JOHN W. NELSON, Defendant. Action brought in the Superior Court of the City of San Francisco, and the Complaint filed in the City ami County or San Francisco, in the office of the Clerk of said Superior Court. Ttie People of the State of California, send Greetinp : To John W. Nelson, you are hereby required to appear in an action brought against you by the above-named Plaintiff, in the Superior Court of the City of San Francisco, and to answtr the complaint filed therein, (a copy of which accompanies this Summons,) within ten days, (exclusive of the day of service.) after the service on you of this Summons —if served within this County; or if served out of this County, then within forty days—or judgment by default will be taken against you. The said action is brought to recover the sum of two thousand eight hundred dollars (*2,800 flu) due from th...

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The Force of Fashion. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856

The Force of Fashion. The Press is powerful—as is Knowledge ; bu neither is Power. There are individual for« against which either are as naught: there are con lunations of powers that set at defiance bot Knowledge and Taste, even when those attributt guide the most powerful of peat. Fashion, in il domain, is supreme. Its followers crowd iv tli train of its pioneers, heedless of the direction the are pursuing, or of the comments of those not sul ject to its sway. Kven Hidicule. that most poten of reformers, fails to reach its weak points, how ever skilfully its shafts may be aimed. Franc originates a fashion, and the civilized world bow its head, and for the season the freak lasts i content to be awkward, uncomfortable, and ridici tons, rather than be out of fashion. With th example of a prominent daily before our eves, an the recollection of its ill-success fresh in our reco lection, we shall not attempt by leaders on fashion to control fashion's leaders, but merely indulge th incli...

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The Emigration to Nicaragua. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856

The Emigration to Nicaragua. The fever for emigration to Nicaragua which, on this side of the continent, appears to have somewhat subsided, still reigns iv the Eastern cities. If Nicaragua needs anything in the way of addition to its population, it U working-men. Hut at the Kast. as here, the clnss who avail themselves of the offers of the filibusters are not those to whom in tlustrv is either familiar or attractive. The majority of those who have gone Kast or West to join Walker are men whose highest ambition it is to live by their wits—who wish to exist on the fruits of the toil of others. As such men arc little likely to live temperately, their numbers can only be kept up by recruits from Northern climes. Of the character of these persons, the following extract from the New York Sunday ('miner, gives a good idea. Of their influence on the destiny of the country to which they exile themselves, the future will show. The tree will lie known by its fruits. " There is certainly some s...

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The State Prison Expose. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856

The State Prison Expose. Startling developments have come to be considered as matters of course, and the week which does not contain at least one or two is rated insiitliTahlv dull and more a matter Mr wonder than the disclosures themselves. Last year the public were duly horrified at the eXBOBBM of the frauds in the State Prison management under < Jen. Estell. und we have hardly got over congratulating liniaullßs, on the narrow escape we had of enduring another season of such disasters, when out comes another report, in which we learn that escaping from the former evil was only saving at the spigot, and that the reformers of last year are the delinquents of to-day. Thus it would seem that the o|H'ration of government in California is nothing more than a continual struggle between cliques of vampires, each denouncing the other when out of office, each exceeding their predecessors in gorging theni.-clves whenever the opportunity occurs. If we were not hardened to such disc...

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CITY NEWS OF YESTERDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856

CITY NEWS OF YESTERDAY. Board or Police: Commissioners.—A meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners was held yesterday afternoon for the purpose of investigating the charges made by Marshal North against Capt. McDonald, and under which he was suspended v few days since. Captain McDonald appeared before the Commission with his counsel, Judge Baker. The counsel of Capt. McDonald objected to Marshal North, who preferred the charges, from acting as a member of the Board to try the charges. Mr. Park, the prosecuting counsel, read the section of the charter which provided for the organization of the Board, and thought that settled the question. The point was argued by Messrs. Baker and Park, whether the Marshal ought to act with the Board or not, and it appeared to be the general opinion of the members of the Board, that although the Marshal had a right to sit as a member of the Board, he should not be allowed to vote. Marshal North, after a long argument had been had, settled the matt...

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LITERARY NOTICES. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856

LITERARY NOTICES. A LYRIC OF THE GOLDEN AGE. Hv Thomas L. liar™. New York, Partridge & Hrittan. San Francisco, Valentine & Co., International Building, Jackson street. fi We limit ourselves in our remarks on this book, as we have 1 itherto done with poems purporting to be of spiritual origin, to its literary character. There is much in it that will be unpalatable to orthodox)—nothing irreconcilable to abstract Christianity, as we understand it. If it assumes ground hitherto occupied by free-thinkers; if it attacks sectarianism; it does no more than Byron, Shelley and Rosscau did in life. In one sense it does more. It does not tear down an edifice of men's holiest attribute—their Faith—to leave in its stead ruins. It it denies the existence of Hell, it pictures a Heaven in which no good man can fail to recognize a Paradise. It purports to be the work of several of the greatest poets who have lived on the earth, modified in its expression by the mental characte...

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A California Pantomime. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856

A California Pantomime. The dramatic muse has not smiled on her votaries in California. The attempts that have been made in the way of dramas, extravaganzas, Ac. here, have been miserable failures, from the bantling of the llatemans to the Cali/'oniiun's Return. Writing for the stage is the most difficult kind of composition, He who would attempt it successfully must be familiar with a variety of details, knowledge of which can only be acquired by close and extended observation. It is therefore not wonderful that California attempts at dramatic literature have hitherto been failures ; and it will be surprising if they do not continue to be such for a long time to come. At the Metropolitan theatre the other evening, while listening to the merry, ringing laugh of the children, as they freely expressed their delight at the comicalities of Gabriel Ravel, the thought crossed our mind—why cannot some one get up a California pantomime ? The matter is simple enough, and would be sure to tak...

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THE WEEK'S AMUSEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856

THE WEEK'S AMUSEMENTS. Metropolitan Theatre.—We have little to record this week, but that little is of a gratifying character. The return of the Kavels to this city has been the signal for v reflux of the tide of attendance that hud kept at so persistent an ebb during the engagement oi tbe " eminent American tragedian." Full houses have greeted the appearance of these artistes every evening during the week. We observed a much larger proportion of women and children among the audiences than previously. The success of the company is doubtless greatly owing to their having reduced their price of admission to a reasonable standard. Nothing could be more indicative of the rapid rate with which our community is assimilating itself to Eastern customs than the presence of women and children in the second tier of the theatre; a feature which we have not previously observed, but which we trust will become common. The man who wishes to take his family to a place of amusement, and does not feel...

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Murder of James Dunn. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856

Murder of James Dunn. Br.MiiA, Monday, Feb. IS, is.-,s. Last evening, about 7 o'clock, Mr. James Dunn, ;td Assistant Engineer of the steamship Golden tiate, was killed by Beverly Wells, a carpenter employed at the !\ M. S. Co.'s works. The particulars, us far as we have learned, are as follows: It ap|iears that Dunn and Wests have heen intimate friends for some tune; that whenever the Golden Hate was in i«irt they were constant companions and never hud say dilliculty previous la yesUrdav. Yestrnlav morning SwtJ» went nut together 1.1 takea pleasure ride 111 a buggy. In the evening they returned, and pna-eeded t.. the stent!:, hoat landing. After remaining there a short time. Wells pit into the buggy und startisi up tow n. Dunn ran alter ■Sen, saving. - lluld on ' what are yon going without ate, ' tor?" and caught the horse by tile head. Sune angry 1 words passed between them, when Wells proceeded to the I stable of the American Hotel with the hnggv, and paid the bill. He then went t...

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. XX.—" Wu not the late Emperor Nicholas engaged in a war with Turkey previous to the one now existing between that country and Russia:"— Yes; in IS2", when Turkey was under the rule of the Sultan Mahmoud. A late English writer on this subject says that when the Sultan " ventured to brave the gigailtic power of Rus sia, without a single tliy on his ride, and with rebellion raging in his on empire, he had fearful odds against him, and scarcely a chance left in his favor. Good reason had he for saying to hi* vizier, ' Keep your wits together, for Allah knows the danger is great/ * * The finances of the Ottoman Government were sadly embarrassed; their commerce was paralyzed; the Russian armies stood ready for invasion on the frontiers both or Europe and Asia; the French held the Mores; the Greek flag was free: the subjects of the Sultan were partly in open revolt—and all were discontented. The Turkish fleet had been annihilated at Navarino, the old army of janissar...

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856

SPECIAL NOTICES. JB- NotJoe.-The robscriben to "Rivon'. San Francisco Commercial Directory" are requested to prepare their card- ror insertion immediately, as the desired number for the wora Hre ne , r , 7 obtlinedi ani (he , etor wilhM „ before lhe public „ , 00n M r Tins mode of advcrt'slng-placing, as It will, in Liaoe gilt ratsias the cards of the most extensive bankers and dealers ■n all kinds of goods, both at wholesale and retail, in San rancisco, conspicuously before the people—by being put up in the most public rooms of the largest hotels in this State and in Oregon Territory, is deemed the most prominent manner to benefit not only the city dealers, but country purchasers, by informing them where the largest, cheapest, and best assortnent of all kinds of articles may be found. JanST £9" A Card. The parent! of the late James H. Dunn take this method of expressing their heartMt gratitude to the officers and men of the Golden Gate for their kindness and attention to the unfort...

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856

BOOKS FOB THE PEOPLE, WHICH CAN BE st PPUKD FROM Till! WIDE WEST OFFICE. We will forward any of the following publications, by mail, FREE OF POSTAGE, to any person in California or Oregon remitting their price. Addrees W. W. Kurtz & Co., Wide West Office, San Franci£co. A BASKET OF CRIPS. By JoH.i BaolGHA*. A delightful book. In cloth. %•>. „„™.„ HA MOTH} OR REEF ROVINGS IN TIIE SOL Tit SEAS. In (tola, tl Mi. Memoirs op JAMES GORDON BENNETT AND HIS TIMES. I„ dock, tt, BITS OF BLARNEY, By R. SniLToa Micxasiia. Ineloth, THE ILL USTRA TEU MANNERS ROOK. With two hundreil engravings. In cloth, *1 50. DoESTIt ES , WHA THE SA VS. In cloth, »2. NEWCOMER ByTnacajur. In cloth, *5. IMRISTIE JOHNSTONE. By the author of Peg Wofflngti,n. At. In clulh, *». THE LEGISLATIVE GUIDE This la a boo. which no member of a deliberative body should be without. It contains Jenerson'l Manual and other standard rules for the ™7-'' r ,"!,,-" 1 »' put assemblies, Ac. In cloth, »3. THE PHYSI...

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NEWS OF THE WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856

NEWS OF THE WEEK. The Mines. -The Sonora Herald says:—"From all directions we hear the most flattering accounts of the success of the miners. At Montezuma, Turner's butch, Bob ins .iv's, Shaw's Flat, Columbia, Springfield, and in the immediate vicinity of this town, nil are actively engaged, and are doing very well. The weather during the past two weeks has been extraordinarily fine for the season, and, consequently, the miners have had a good chance to improve the present supply of water. Mr. M'Comber, who is at work on Tennessee Gulch, about one mile about town, brought a two pound lump of gold into our office on Sunday last, which be had taken out the day before. The previous week the same company took out a piece weighing fbrty-two pounds The Calaveras ChronioU has the following:—"A friend sojourning at Angel's, informs us that the numerous quartz claims ill that vicinity are paying well. Those of Me-rs. Winter, Davis A Co., Hill & Co., Baker A Co., Fraxier A Co, Mat...

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