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Masthead [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856

WIDE THE WEST. W. W. KTTRTZ ft CO., i Publishers. ! SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY, APRIL. £7, 1856. VOLUME m.- Ho. 7 * Whole No. 111.

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THE BUTTERCUP. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856

THE BUTTERCUP. BY JKO. L. WILLIAMS. 44 And this our US. • • • • • • Finds tonguesTa trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in .-tunes, and good in everything." SIIAKsriARB. On the common—by the wayside— On the slant hills —in the vale— Golden, bright-eyed flower ! thou com est, Swift succeeding Winter's wail ; In the deep green of the meadow— Hy the marge of rippling brook— Springest thou, all eyes to gladden, Making gay each verdant nook. Like the sunlight and the star-beams, Like the water of the rill, Like the air above, around us, Free to all, as robin's trill; Brightly smiling u< a welcome As we walk tbe fields abroad, Like a joyous fay thou pee rest. Beeping from the emerald sod. Not to bloom for proud exclusive, Like the flowers from foreipn land ; Not in narrow, pent enclosures, Neath the gardener's fostering hanf ; Not with g-.rgeous tints to dautle, Nor with perfume*, freight the air; But a modest, OOSBsSJtaMI h|e*«ing, Thou dost meet us everywhere ! Dainty...

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What he did Whith the Pins. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856

What he did Whith the Pins. SOMEBODY. A PLAIN MATTER OF FACT. " Beware of jealousy." Ac. Kverybody knows the rest of the .{notation. We have an es|ieci u l dislike for what the burlesque calls the " green eyed lobster." Besides this, we heartily despise those provoking yet convenient little instruments need so much i„ feminine eoslunie as lazy substitutes lor hooks and eyes or buttons and button-holes. Of course we Mean pins. Hut we had a friend omr. who was really made up ol nine parts jealousy, and one part w holo'-souled. generous, genial humanity ; and he. on n certain occasion, found pins curiously useful, lt is our purpose, just now, to say "What he did with the pins." We'll christen DOT friend, for the nonce. Sandy. He had for a wife a young and pretty creature, whom he called .).«_■. and whose parents' had originally employed a celebrated divine to sprinkle into Josephine. They were too indolent to attempt housekeeping after the wedding tour, and eonsoquently went to board a...

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Anecdote of the French Empress. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856

Anecdote of the French Empress. A Ptory with regard to lhe Kmpress's visit to one of the minor theatre, is going lhe rounds, ac cording to whieli-her Majesty recently went to the \iiiliigu-('onii,pii.. anexpeeted, and attended only by one of her ladies. The theatre in qoestion is •piile without the pule of lhe beau imnnle. and j s in fai l attended by rather a rowdy set of Ktßtoaterft. The Empress, who dearly loves to amuse herself, and who is no doubt often weary enough of the etiquette of the Court, probably thought that her going there would not only be a diversion for herself, but would also be considered as a compliment by the •• small folk." who frequent this theatre. Hut it appears that the " small folk" thought otherwise, and were not at all pleased at so unceremonious an intrusion info their haunts ; and accordingly, when the Empress and her attendant entered their box. the whole pit struck up in chorus, " Cnrilicu ! madame, what are you come to do here?" (king a verse in a...

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Agates. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856

Agates. Agate, stones, when soaked in a solution of sulpaate of iron, and tht>„ placed for a few hours in en oven, acquire a tine cornelian red color, and ™» "I not anfreqoentlj happens that very coarse and common stones are made to paai for'the first quality. It , s only within the last forty years that his process has beeu kaows in Germany; but tbe Italian lupularios were acquaint.il with i'l centuries ago. J Ins accounts for the exquisite color of antique cameos and other ornaments once numerous m the cabinets of Italy, and now to be see,, in innscums and private collections in various places.

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New Year's Presents. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856

New Year's Presents. Tlio custom of giving presents,in Paris, on New Year's day, is probably well known to most of our readers. Among tbe marmots made at Bordeaux in the year of grace 1852, was that of M .and MadUte l» . Shortly after their marriage, the death ol an ancleof the bridegroom summoned liim to Paris, tie being the former'« 3ole la ir, although the deceased's whole estate was scarcely worth thirty th< >usu ml francs. Qsj brought his wife to Paris with him. ami alter making a great many J calculations, they ;is<vrtaiucd they might live in j Paris (provided they exercised very great eeonomvl I with the means they then ponenwd. Therefore, they inaile Paris their resilience, nnd despite their straitened means they lired happily together. Indeed, bat one cloud darkened the sun-hinc of the wiles life; she coinpluinetl she did not see enough of her husband, who passed away the greater part of his time from home on the pretext thai he was: seeking...

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Fish in Harness. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856

Fish in Harness. The National Intelligencer publishes, under the head of •■ Patent Ofliot—Natural History Agriculture—Fishes," the following story :—« Connected with this subject—somewhat remotely it may be—is the experience of Mr. H. L l'eli, of Pethaa Farm, near Saugerties, New York, a gen tleraan well known as an extensive orchard is t, and who has sold as the products of his orchards in one year B<jb,o(M.l worth of apples and cider, some of the former being retailed in London at a shilling each. Having prepared a suitable harness. Mr. Pell obtained from the Hudson a living sturgeon, some twenty feet long, which he harnessed and put in a poad on his farm, attaching n line and cork float to the traces. Whenever he desired to sail about the pond, which was about a fourth of a mile iv circumference, he would go out in a boat, usually containing two peraons, and attach the cord to it. w hen the sturgeon would inevitably dart off at its utmost speed and make several circuit...

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Obligations of Sunday. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856

Obligations of Sunday. The following sensible remarks are copied from an article in the London Timet, On a proposition introduced into Parliament, by Sir Joshua VValmsley. to throw o|h?ii the British Museum and the National QaxUary on Sundays : " It must be observed on all sides that the rigid observance or the Sabbath prescribed by the Jewam law is not now binding The very" change of the i ay and of the object of ita wnnsacuso ration — the language of Apostles- the custom of early CnristiniM the opinions of the most valued authorities in the Catholic Church, who. differing in doctrinal points, concur in this matter of observance -of (Tirysostom and St. Augustine. Luther and Calvin, Pnloy and Whatolov and even the conduct of the ltllil|)al Sabliatat ians of the pMent day them-elves. show that this question is beyond dispute. If. therefore, the opportunity to visit on Sunday afternoon the Hritish Museum and similar phsom wouhl not Im' at variance wilh any Divine ordinance, the only r...

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One of the Witnesecs. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856

One of the Witnesecs. The following -l enc came off in the Police Court the other day :— " When- do you live. Mr. O'N'eil?" •• In Knox stnTt. sir." " And which way does Knox street run?" " l/ ngfhways. sir." " Wlio h way i- that .' north or south?" " If yon stand ut the upper end. it runs south, sir il you -land at the lower end. it runs north !" " Then, you mean to say. it runs north and south ?" ■■ Ye-, sir provided you stand mid-way between the end-.'' " And what is the width of Knox street. Mr. ON. il ?" ' I- mm sill,- to side, do you mean ?" " Ye- what is the width from side to side?" " Well, as near as I can come to it. it is just the di-tance from one tide Watt to the other, lt may be more, but I d not fake my Bible oath of it." " Where do you n-side. Mr. O'Ncil?" " With the man I board with." " And who is he?" " l>o you know Fly an Johnny Flvnn. the blacksmith?" •• I have not that honor." " Then, how the devil can you know who I board with r" "Do you mean to my th...

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Cotton from Naples. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856

Cotton from Naples. Mr. Cleg*/, of Manchester. Kngland. is at present in Naples, endeavoring t rganiae an extensive growth nf eottoa by fret labor, partly with a com men ial anil partly an anti-slavery view. A letter front Naples, in tiie Datlu ffi aw, says : •• The Two Sicilies wonld in every respect he niimirahlv adapted for the cultivation of cotton. The average rental of land is not high, and of saudv. swampy ground, suited to the object proposed, very low. Of such land. too. there is a vast quantity lying al nio-t waste on the shores of the Adriatic from Lecoeto I.n ndi-i.and between Terredell' Annunaiaia and CasteHsmarc, and other parte. Cotton. too. h actually grown both in Sicily and on the contineiil. so that the experiaMal would not he new. and it has entirely succeeded. In Sicily about 2,000,000 His. are 'grown annually, half of which is exported to Naples, and the other half is consumed iv the Island ; in the continental part of the kingdom about 2.000,000 lbs. are grown...

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The American Eagle. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856

The American Eagle. Ilie adoption of the white-headed eagle of North America as the representative emblem of the Tinted States, was a source of much annoyance to Franklin. The philosopher denounced " this hird of bad moral character, which dam not get its living honestly. Besides." said Franklin. "he is a rank coward : the little king-bird, not bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly, and drives him out of the district. He is, therefore, by no means a proper emblem for the brave und honest Cincinnatus of America." This bird, however, is not so great a coward as Franklin daaoribco him. Perhaps the great philosopher's chief objection to it Iny in the circumstance that " the little fang-bird" was bold enough to attack the representative adopted by the Republic. If so. it went to confirm his utter detestation of the very name of king, which he carried even to the choice of national emblems. Thk Slavic t* tiik King.—The man who has out the wtdding-ring upon the linger of a stron"iuindc...

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Appearance of Carthagena. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856

Appearance of Carthagena. A gentleman who recently sjient some days at the capital of New Grenada, writes thus:—•'• I have been pained to find mysjeh thrown at once into the Centre of a fine old dilapidated Spanish city. The Construction of the houses, the narrow streets, the projecting balconies, the walled city, the little negroes playing about in a slate of nature: the language, manners, customs, and habits of the people, all remind me forcibly of dear old Havana: hut yet what a contrast between the two cities! The one lull ol the lile and bustling activity of a prosperous industry—the people, white and black. Free and slave, robust and light-hearted, the Streets alive with carriages, and resounding with rushing drays and all things denoting great material pros|«rit*v. lb-re are sc.- the end reverse of the picture of Havana the bach side, il' 1 may so express it, of the canvas, through which the major tonus of the picture show a shadowy outline. The houses are the same, but vat f...

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Effects of Solitude on the Mind. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856

Effects of Solitude on the Mind. The rare ot the K.l.lystone lighthouse, the most notorious as well as the most important beoc n the English COast, is coinmitt.il to four men : two of them tak. charge of it by turns, and are relieved every six weeks. Hut tis it often happen, os|>ecialh in stormy weather, that Ixuits cannot touch at the Kddystone for many mouths, a pro|ier quantity of salt provisions is always laid up as in it ship for n long voyage. Iv high winds such a briny atmosphere surrounds this gloomy solitude from the dashing or the waves, that a mail exposed to it ihl not draw his breath. At those dreadful intervals the two forlorn inhabitants keep close quarters, and an- obliged to live in darkness and stench, listening tll t |„, howling -torm. excluded in every emergency from the least hop.- of assistance, and without any earthly comfort except what is administered from the confidence in the strength of the building iv which they an- immured. Once, on relieving...

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Strange Mail Matter. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856

Strange Mail Matter. An entirely new article ol transmission iv the mails was received at the Cost OAce of this city a lew days since. On opening one of the western mails, what should bounce out of the bag but a small dog. properly addressed to the owner and marked paid, as per rules nf the department. The little fellow 5i,.,,,,.,| gbvd to get hat liberty again, and to breathe tbe fresh air once more. He arrived nt his destination apparently sale and well. So far as we are aware, this is the first instance of the transportation of live animal by mail. Hut there is no telling to what uses such a convenient "•nans of public conveyance may lie put when il is once iv snCCeeaful Operation, ami no other way presents itself. We do not know as this is a worse perversion of the design of our postal system than occa-ioiial practices of members of Congress in sending their washing thousands of miles lo their homes, under the mark of public documents, and wilh their frank of postage free.— WaU-...

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The Imperial Cradle. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856

The Imperial Cradle. The cradle for the young visitor to the royal hou-eludd of Prance b thus described by the Cam t Journal: "Itis in the form ol a boat. Oat ii wily enough, the emblems will suit a proclamation of peace or a continuance of the war. tin one side of the infant will stand a Bgnre of a child in warrior's costume ; at the other side a child bearing an olive branch a somewhat ingenious idea of at. Ballard's. Rosewood and silver are the chief malerial- ; garlands of Ihnvers anil eagles the chief ornaments. Strangely enough the dynastic device of ' the bees' (Bouaparte'i fund ly crest) does not at all appear, although they were figured humming iv gold around (he tiny bed of the first heir to the imperial throne—the ut once illustrious aud obscure X iug of Rome."

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"The Leading Article." [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856

"The Leading Article." Mr. .Macuulay tells us. that what is now called the •• leading article" in a ncwspu|icr. seldom appeared, even alter the censorship of the prCM expired in lb<)">. unless there was a want of news ! W hen there was a scarcity ot intelligence, w hen the I hitch mails ware detained by the West wind. when the rapparees were quiet in the Bog of Allen, when no stage coach had been stopped by highwaynien, when no nonjuring congregation had been dispersed by constables, when no embassador had made his entry with a long train of coaches und-six. when no lord or poet had been buried in the Abbey and when, consequently, it was difficult to lill up lour scanty pagOß," then the editor supplied a leading article.

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The Modern Sultan of Grenada. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856

The Modern Sultan of Grenada. Securely in the gay old times of feudality, the baron of mail, ironed and black, seated within tbe masonry of his eyrie, fulminated anathemas against the wayfarer and the wanderer, enemies to the feudal state from the poaneriba of worldly wealth, coveted b», men of armed hand. Hence in the pleasant limn s of chivalry, the wearied Islnnaelite, staggering beneath a load of golden treasure, witunjajaj in the name of Christianity, whilu iv tha'Jiqnor of freedom ware sackd free towns tnsMtrrlcs. The distinctive acquisiti\Tiie.*sr atthe. age. intrinsically ! larceny, was inherited \St,~eonubted from the nobility ol unconvicted feunlawMri that which in this nnromantie day we piinisbnyejwvniCujmari labor, then was conceived and Ikmoredas j rm .. The days of chivalry are. however, not extinct. Knight errant Walker, seated within his castle of Granada, has heard the growl of his hungry curt}, lounging around the court of Granada's feudal cvrie, munching the mnrrn...

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The King of Sardinia a Descendant of Charles I. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856

The King of Sardinia a Descendant of Charles I. A correspondent or a London journal writes: " I beg to direct your attention to a historical met that will admit of no contradiction—viz., that the legitimate descendants of Charles I. not only are in existence and in great numbers, but that that unfortunate monarch 1 direct male heir is the present King o| Sardinia. He is the seventh king in direel descent from Henrietta, daughter of Charles 1., whose daughter Ann was married to Victor Amadous, the first King of Sardinia, or Savoy, as it was then called. Tiie descendants of Henrietta were excluded from the Knglish throne by the famous act of succession, in consequence of their adherence to the 11 an Catholic faith ; and the Crown was transferred to the descendants of Sophia, the youngest daughter of Klizahcth. who was daughter of Jamei [. If a Reams Catholic had been eligible to the throne of Kngland. Victor Kiuunuci. King ol Sardinia, would by direct descent have been King of Kngland...

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Anecdote of Washington, by Curtis. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856

Anecdote of Washington, by Curtis. One liter several gentlemen, visitors at Mi.uni Vernop, were eagaged in pitching the bar, one of the athletic spurts common ■ those .lavs, when smlil' iilv the Colonel appeared among us. Be requested to be shown the pega that marked the bonads af our efforts ; then smiling, anil without pulling off his coat, held out his liana lor the missile. ■ No sooner." observed the narrator, with emphasis, •• did the beery iron bar feel the green ol his mighty hand, than it lost the power of rravitatu.n and whizzed throogb the air. strikni- the ground tar, very far. beyond our utmost limits. \\ c were indeed amazed, as we stood around, all stripped to the buff, with shirt sleeves rolled up, ami having thought ourselves very clever fellows, while the Colonel, on retiring, pleasantly observed', " \\ hen you boat my pitch, youug geu'llemen, 1 11 try again."

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To Young Ladies. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856

To Young Ladies. If there's anything in the world that is o»in> entirely interesting, it's a man who aa remit «i V -1 lo\e you.' thoagh his eves told the story long ago I Of course you don't Liwtr anything about it. Oh, nol Can t for the soul of you, tell why lie never comes near you without a tremor, or what possesses him to say " yes" instead of " no," or to kiss your little brother so ofteu, and give him so much sugarcandy ! Have no idea why he looks so embarrassed when you take another gentleman's ai m or smile at him. Hon t sec him pick up a roeebud that you dropped from yonr girdle and hide it in his vest! \ou don t notice how long he takes putting your shawl on. ton haven't the slightest suspicion asArr* the mate of your little kid glove went, the last 'one you went for a walk ; you are not ot oil magttettcaUy aftctmd yourself; Oh, no! nut <i bit oj it ' — /fo;/ic Journal.

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