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BIRTHS. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856
BIRTHS. In Benicia, Feb. lMth, the wife of T. McGeorge, uf a Daci.hter. In Columbia, Feb. Sth, the wife of Win. Daegener, of a D.\ .'IiHTKR In Sonora, Feb. 14th, the wife of P. Selling, of a Dat-jhter. At Red Bluffs, Feb. 3d, the wife of J. Grauville Doll, of a Daughter.
MARRIED. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856
MARRIED. In this city, Feb. 25th, by Key. Br. Sc;&gt;tt, Mr. William B. Mabsbaix ro Mis- Ann Smollett, both formerly from Scotland. At Benicia, Feb. 12th, Mr. PATattCI Donovan to Miss Ellen C *. FRKY. In Wa-hington, Yolo county, Feb. 13th, by Itev. J. A. Benton, Mr. G. M. Asbcly to Miss Pamela I. Blake. At Feb. 6th, Talhott B. Keiiler, formerly of Maryland, an l Mini Sarah Ann, only daughter of the late ("apt. E. M. Stillwell, of St. Louis, Mo." In Nevada, Feb. 6th, by Judge T. 11. Crowell. Hcmerti's Sciiardin. ef Newtown, to Miss Katharine Stridel. Feb. sth, Mr. B. K. Eawis to Mr*. Lonsi Raines, both of Chico, Butte co..nty. Feb. llih, Joseph Lambert to Mrs. Maria Ma lose, both of Gniilr Flat At Airun Frio, Feb. 14th, Mr. Jacob Gilbert to Miss Ji liett Ann Davis. In O.itvale, Stanislaus county, Jan. 17th, Mr. Alexander Pate to Miss L. E. Petton. In Shasta, Feb. 14th, A. C. Glens to Miss A. E. Fordham. AT Honolulu, S. 1.. Jan. 21st, by Rev. Mr. Strong, S. L. AcsTlN, Y.-\ .of...
DIED. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856
DIED. In this city, Feb. ISth, of infantile lockjaw, Grace Abigail, Infant daughter of G. J. nnd Mary Robertson, aged 12 days. In this city, Feb. j"th, Mr. Edward Bo.nan, a native of Ireland, aged 3u years. In this city, Feb. 17th, Mr. Timothy Kkllv, of Queen's county, Ireland, aged M years. In this city, Feb. lf»th. Don Franc isco Bkansas, son of Hon. Samuel Brannan, aged 2 years and 7 months. In Benicia, Feb. 17th, IM sn, tiged 13 years. In Sacramento, Feb. 12th, D. W. Matuesoji, of New York, aged 34 years. In Sacramento, Feb. 17th, Annie, only daughter of Mrs. Harriet Gerry, «ged 2 ye:u&lt; and B months. Near Marysville, Feb. 12th, Clay- Wi«teshavis, aged 16 years. At the Mountain Cottage, El Dorado county, Feb. 10th, Mart Emily Balloi , youngest daughter of Mrs. Harriet B. Newman, aped t&gt; years aud 1 months. In Grass Valley, Feb. 13th, Flavii-s Josephis, son of Maj. Neal, aged 13 years. \t Rabbit Creek, Sierra county, Feb. 13th. Mrs. Maby Martha, aged 2-* year...
GENERAL GOSSIP. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856
GENERAL GOSSIP. * * The Journal of Commerce, in alluding to a report in circulation that the British Government had rewarded Mr. Henry Grinnell for his magnanimity in fitting out expeditions to the Arctic regions in search of Sir John Franklin, by giving the house with which he is connected large grain contracts, says as follows :" The ridiculous story has been going the rounds of the papers for some time, but we did not suppose it could be transferred to the columns of a New York paper. It has appeared in an evening paper. Mr. Henry Grinnell is not a member of the house of Grinnell, Minturn &amp; Co.. but keeps his office at the counting room of his son, Cornelius. The article does no justice to the great liberality of Henry Grinnell, whose expenditure was far beyond the amount named. This we publish wholly without his knowledge." * * It is said that a young lady in New York, who was engaged to be married to a gentleman, a resident of Long Island, some time since, but the j...
FUN, FACT AND FANCY. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856
FUN, FACT AND FANCY. A funny incident came under our notice the other day. While waiting our turn at the barber's a fellow '• poked his head in," and asked if they did curling there. He was answered in the affirmative when, stepping inside and calling after him a vil' lanons-looking cur, he pointed to it, saying «I would like to have you curl that dog's tail, then ' Nowise abashed at the burst of laughter which greeted him, the barber stepi&gt;ed forward and gave the dog a lusty kick, pointed to the - continuation" of the now yelping animal, tightly coiled lietween his hind legs, and demanded his quarter for the job. Doggy and his master left amid the yells of the excited bystanders, while the knight of the lather-brush unconcernedly called for the next customer. " Ferdinand tiie Seventh," says Rossini, " received me, smoking, in the presence of the Queen He was, in fact, smoking all day long. His outward man was not very prepossessing, nor even very clean. After some phrase...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856
THE EVIDENCES AGAINST CHRISTIANITY BT tOn S. IHTTKLL. THIS BOOK, JVST PUBLISHED IN THIS CITY Hißll-l within a very short -pace, a clear ami t-. l nipret 1 ..-t.sive «ummary of all the principal argument.* which bare ever been advanced against the in*piratioi &gt;f the Bible, KDr j a Cl ,, lip i c t e refutation of all the arguments of Paley, Butler Ch-tlniers WatMO, Ac. in favor of the Bible.' 1 The Evidence* " contains )i&gt;,"wi-ea large amount of information ©n historical points ami a large number of interesting quotations from many of the lh'-i cflehrated writers of modern times. Th* book may be found for sale in San Francisco at the stores of — EPES ELLERY, 16*2 Washington street. VALENTINE k CO.. ITS Jackson street. C.EO. II LELAND, West of the Post Office. C. P. KIMBALL, Commercial street, above Battery JOHN 11. STILL, SS Kearny street. And at all the other principal book stores in this city and State. Postage on the book to any portion of the State 4 cents; t...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856
Places of Public Worship. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.—Washington street, between Stockton and Dupont. Service at 11, A. 51., and 7)s, p M Sabbath School and Bible Claw at 2, P. M. B. Brierlr Pastor. VI SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH.—Bush street, between Dupont and Stockton. Services at 11, A. M., and 7, P. M. Sunday School, 2V, P. M. Mr. Rollinson, Pastor. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.—Corner or California and Dupont streets. Services at 11, A. M., and 7, P M Sabbath School at 12, M. Pastor. GREENWICH STREET CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH— Greenwich itreet, between Stockton and Dupont. Service al 11, A. M., and B#, P. M. William C. Pond, Paitor. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.—Stockton street, near Broadway. Servlcei at 11, A. M., and 7, P. M. Sabbath School and Bible Class at 1, P. M. Pastor. HOWARD STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH —Happy Valley. Services at 11, A. M., and tU. P. M. Sabbath School and Bible Class at 2, P. M. S. W. Wiley, Pastor. Residence —corner of Second and Melius streets Happy Valley. 1 UNITARIA...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856
mSCTIXANEOUS. GREAT REDUCTIONS ! BILL OF FARE AT TUB RAILROAD HOUSE RESTAURANTS! FROM THIS DAT WK SHALL USE NONE OTHER BUT CALIFORNIA BUTTER, FRESH FROM THE PETALUMA RANCHES DAILY. SOUPS: Oyster stew 60 cts Chicken 12cts Mutton Broth 12cta Oyster 12 ctslPea Soup 12 cts Ox Tall 12 cts! Vegetable 12 cts Julient 12 ctslßoston Chowder 12 eta Mock Turtle 12ctsiClam Chowder 12 cts FISH: Salmon Boiled 12cts!8alt Maeterel 12 cts Salmon Fried 12 ctsjSnlt Codfish..... 12 cts Bass Boiled 12 cts;Tom Cods 12 cts Fresh Rock Od 12 ctslSmelts 12 cts Connecticut River Shad, Boiled or Broiled 25 cts BOILED: Mutton, Mint Sauce 12 cts|Calves Head, Brain Sce.l2 els Lamb, Mint Sauce 12 ctsiCorned Beef* Cabbage..l 2 ctl Mutton, Caper Sauce 12 ctsißorned Beef and Greens.l 2 cts Mutton ami Turnips 12 ctljCorned Pork A Cabbage..l 2 cts Rabbit, Parsley Taasis... 12 ct- Boiled Ham and Greens.l 2 cts ROASTS: Turkey 8(1 cts Beef 12 ct» Chicken CO cts Veal 12 cts Goose 25 c'.«|Pork 12 cts Teal, whole .VI cts Pig ...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 4 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856
BOOKS AND STATIONARY. HARPER ft BROTHERS. NEW YORK, HAVK J V IST PUBLISHES* (From early sheets, by an arrangement with the Author.) npßl history ot England, X From the Accession of .fames 11. By Thomas Babiugton Macaulay. With an original Portrait of the Author. PRICKS OP HaRPEkV U.NIFoKM EIMTION*: A handsome Octavo Library Edition, printed on superfine paper, Muslin, $1 Ml a volume. A popular Duodecimo Edition, printed on fine paper, Muslin, 6*2 l j cents a volume. A cheap Octavo Edition, Paper Covers, 25 cents a volume. Four volumes are now ready. It. SQUIER S CENTRAL AMERICA. Notes on Central America, particularly the State 0 f Honduras and San Salvador; their Geography, Topography, Climate, Population, Resource?, Production.", Ac, ie, attut the proposed Inter-oceanic Railway. By E. G. Squier, fotiaeilj Charge d'Affaires of the United State* to the Republic*, of Central America. With Original Maps and Illustrations. Stvo. Muslin, $2. BE. TVTAIKNA; »T Or, Adventures on the Mosquit...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 5 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856
= HOTELS, Etc. Nos. 119 and 121 Sacramento Street, „ . „ , FRANCISCO, Centrally located, between Banan-T „„, . in the immediate vicinity „ ,Vl Z'" an&lt;l Montgomery itreeta Companies' ofTces. * and ilailSteam.h Board, per day Board, per week $1 Lodging, per night * 6 M Lodging, per week a:i"nii"aa o'o Ts ' or *' 00 Lodging in single rooms, per night! *] *« * „r!?T T, ' c ft*** l ° rFr « ■a-*&lt; Is extended to the „»,.„„. Proprietor. FRANKLIN HOUSE, Corner of Broadway and Sansome BtreetB, San Francisco. ,(«aTlii: 1-liOPRIETOHS OF THIS ESTABLISHMENT BEG ML leave to inrorm their Friends, Patrons, and the Public thai they have purchased the entire interests of J W RICH* ARD3 A CO. in the above House. The old Patrons'and the Public generally, are respectfully invited to give us a cull. This long established, well-known and favorite llou-e has been r'cenlly refitted and elegantly furnished with splendid accommodations for Families and others, on the most reasonable terms...
THAT LITTLE HAND. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856
THAT LITTLE HAND. BY PAWL. ih ' well &lt;lo I rememlier still, that long, hot summer day, Ttvit antique sofa in whose nrros 1 stretched myself away; That laughing, black-eyed col. of mine who came with noiseless tread; That little hand placed on my brow to soothe my aching head. As evening winds were whispering to the day a purling sigh, 1 pressed that little hand in mine and looked a sad good-bye. The setting sun cast o'er her face a light that haunts ma yet; We parted then in silence, and we never since have met. Many a weary ache since then hath racked thill head of mine; Many a golden hope since then hath made its parting sign ; Yet many Joys have come since then from, out the glad Dreamland— tn fancy oft my brow since then hath relt that little hand. When beauty, with its tempting charms hath sought to cast its spell Around this heart, and banish thought of her I love so wellThen ever rose the vision of that long, hot summer day When on my brow with repliyr touch that h...
A Wife's Storn. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856
A Wife's Storn. IN SEVEN CHAPTERS. CHAPTER V. [CONTINUED.] I had been three years a wife before I became a mother. My first baby came to me with the early summer flowers. I date best by them, because afterwards many things overlaid such blessed anniversaries, and made it difficult for me to endeavor, and hard for me to dare, to remember when, in what hour, at what season, this or that happened. And yet I can even now bring present to my senses the delicious fragrance and delicate loveliness of the flowers my husband brought to me so often at that time. After the birth of my darling, there was a long interval during which I thought I was at peace; physical weakness made quiet aud stillness grateful, anil the new great joy seemed to fill and satisfy my soul. Again I smiled to myself as I had smiled—how long ago it seemed ! —looking out upon the lovely summer beauty of the land round llton. I lay still, with meek folded hands, and smiled into the face of my fair-pictured future, my bea...
Better Editions of the Bible Wanted. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856
Better Editions of the Bible Wanted. The Edinburgh Review has an article on the inconveniences of the common editions of the Bible " There are dear Hibles," says the reviewer, " and cheap Hibles ; there are Hibles so large that your baud can with dilliculty raise them ; and there are Hibles so small that they can be carried about in your pocket; there are itibles of which the paper is as glossy as satiu aud as thick as paste board ; and there are Bibles of which the pajier is so dark that the printing is hardly discernible, and so thin that the leaves crumple beneath your finger in turning the pages ; but, nevertheless,"among all these innumerable and variously diversified editions, no Bible has been hitherto produced which can be read with as much ease and comfort as any ordinary book. There is no such thing as a readable Bible." The writer recommends improvements. 1. That the Bible should he printed in several volumes. 2. That the text should be revised. :t. That the verse system ...
A Fire Contract. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856
A Fire Contract. " Ibe Comptroller yesterday aaaU „* —lis tion the contract for itingutshh? 1n feT city for five yean, pursuant to the or1„„"l ' .11 adopted on that subject. The contract Cbiu on by Messrs. John Adams and John Youm,es7 3100,000 per annum. They were reared to d .. posit 825,000 until the proper securities are furnished. Trie amount of security required by the ordinance is one-fifth of the entire contract price—that is, the price of one year. Mr. John Adams is well and favorably known as the agent of the fire insurance companies, and Mr. Youiiness as the captain of police of the late first municipality. Probably, if anybody can make the new system work well, they can." Gravity is a mystery of the body invented to conceal the detects of thesmind.
Romance of Magnetism. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856
Romance of Magnetism. Eugene Cnizot gives us an incident in Parisian life which he regards as romantic, and which is at least amusing: The scene is laid in a pavilion attached to a country house, in the neighborhood of the great city. The time, a lew minutes of 11. P.M. M. Armand awaits with impatience Madame X.. with whom he has arranged an interview at that hour, quite innocent; but less prudish people should not so regard it, quite secret. Close to the appointed time Mons. Armand hears footsteps. It is the lady ! The door opens ! He stands stupefied in the presence of the husband. Mons. X. has returned from Paris, and deeming it too late to awaken the sleepers of the house, comes to share the room of his friend in (he pavilion. The conversation between the lover (shall we call him so ?) and the husband is amusing, and as the hour approaches the perplexity of the former increases. Bis agitation leads him to the most inconsistent remarks, and the most inexplicable questions. " What...
Nine Rational Recreations. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856
Nine Rational Recreations. Far ftf Amnx'iifitt and ftllfl WOtjOH &lt;;f t'is )'i&gt;utiq ami othtr*, ilitritu/ H'intrr Ft"ii&gt;i&lt;r*. 1. Take a tumbler, ami fill it nearly lull of water. Then insert a lnni]&gt; of sutr.ir in tiie water, anil continne t&lt;&gt; stir it. In a few minutes the sugar will become invisible. 'J. Place a candlestick, with n lighted candle in it. in the middle of a table. Mahogany is 1 w-t. lint ileal will answer the purpose. Place an e\tingaisher upon the candle, and the apai tment w ill he left in darkness, unless then- an- other light* in it. 'A. Take a kitten lone of a Madia dispnsitiotl is preferahle) and plan' it upon your iap. Slink., ii pently for n few seconds, and the animal w ill Ih» distinctly heard to purr. Tllin I lliwlllll may be varied by pinching its tail, in which rase il will spit, and jump down. •t. Ijet the cinders lie thrown upon the fire, and ' then take a common hoaith-broom. ...
A Noble Sentiment. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856
A Noble Sentiment. At a dinner (riven by the late Duke of Cambridge, Qneen Victoria's uncle, a celebrated jmiuter. (iiidin, was present. The duke gam him a formal bow. but pie fully a knot of poets, politician-, anil others, gathered round him. "What—what -what is that t Who—who- - who is he ?" said the tluke. " That, your royal highness, is (iiidin, the (Treat French painter." •• Hoi grenl treat is he! introduce him sgnin. Painter, is hot Her Majesty loves pictures, He BSBSt go he BMSBt l-'o to court." An attendant whi-|«ted that he could not go to court as a painter; Mil us lie had rbimwlj Urn v lieu tenant in the French army, he nughl b&lt;' presented a&lt; an ollieer. I The duke made the proposition ti&gt;*( i uditi. The painter, drawing himself up to his full height, replied proudly, in the hnsrill|l of all : "The King of France made me a lieutenant: (ii|d made me a painter. I will go to court as a painter, or not at all."
Look Out Below. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 24 February 1856
Look Out Below. An article on the improvement of the dwellings of the laboniip: classes assures us that " the bouBM of the pour fall under several heads.'' We are sorry to hear of any house tumbling about the ears of the inhabitants, but it is gratifying at least to know that "the houses of the poor fall under (iiwtead of over) several heads." which inipht otherwise be placed in nnnnirlrrihlf] jmpnrrti r&gt;n&gt;