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FUN, FACT AND FANCY. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856
FUN, FACT AND FANCY. Youno America on Women.—l believe in a Platonic friendship existing between a man and a woman. But the woman must be intellectual, and be either marked with small-pox or bave a squint. " Better marry than burn," says the Scripture. The alternative seems to me like jumping out of the frying-pan into the fire. When your wife is continually calling you " dear," you may take it for granted she holds you •heap. It is very seldom that a widow's veil is a " vale of tears." Where you see two young ladies on such terms of intimacy as to walk with their arms around each other's waists, you may be certain that there is no love wasted between them. If you want to try, take either of them aside and praise the other. A Greek Surprise.—A Greek, an officer, was waltzing one evening with a lady, whose bracelet became unfastened; she gave it to him to take care of; be put it in bis pocket. The waltz over, the lady remembered her bracelet. " With a Greek," she said to herself, " o...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856
NEWS OF THE WEEK. Sonic of the constituents of Mr. Hawes, one of the Senators from this city, proceeded to the Sacramento boat in procession with a varie'y of paraphernalia- and, on the arrival of the gentleman, proceeded lo give him a welcome m re noisy than agreeable. We hope it may have a salutary effect on all legislators, although we do not admire the pt'iMH'edings. Wm. H. Rhodes, (Cnxton.l has been removed fiom his position as private Secretary to Gov. Johnson, and Wm. Bailsman appointed in his stead. The letters of " Caxton" to the Ilulh tin in this city, are the assigned reasons for the removal. Three more of the Trinity Mountain robbers have been taken, one of whom was killed in capturing him. Wilde is the name ot the latter. The two others are Nicnnorn, a Spaniard, and Dolph, a Dutchman. It is sa d that Judge linger, instead of availing himself of the leave of absence granted him by the Legislature, w ill resign his position, in order to visit the Atlantic States. The Sacr...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856
AMUSEMENTS. AMERICAN THEATRE, Sansome street, corner of Halleok. STAGE MANAGER, (for this occasion,).... Mr. J. BOWLING The First Benefit in California of Messrs TRIPP &amp; OUGHTON, PYROTECHNISTS to the Theatres of this city for the last four years, will take place on Monday Evening, April 28th, 1856, When the following well-known artistes will appear - Mr. W. B. CHAPMAN, Mrs. JUDAH, Mr. H. COAD, Mrs. CLAUOHLEY Mr. TAYLOR, Mrs. JULIA G. COLLINS Mr. KINOSLAND, Mrs. HUNT, Vi """" B . Mr. J. TAYLOR, Miss LANE, Sc., Ac, 4c. On which occasion will be presented a Superior DRAMATIC ENTERTAINMENT, SINGING AND DANCING To be concluded by a 1 SPLENDID DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS, Consisting of Four Beautiful Pieces * 1. THE CHINESE FAN. 4 THK KALEIDEBCOPH, (In alliU Gorgeous Colors 1 8. TIIE TRUE LOVER S KNOT. 4. AN ORIGINAL SAXON PIECE, (with colored Fires.) patera or admission: Dress Circle and Parquette Family Circle *, no Third Tier 60 cts. | Gallery WmmX. Doors will open at 7 o'clock. P...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856
miscellaneous" CLOTHING WAREHOUSE. ~~ No. 109 Battery Street, corner of Merchant Street, SAN FRANCISCO, TMPORTER OF EVERY VARIETY OF CLOTHING AND i Furnishing Goods ; also, of Duck,:, Drills, Sheetings, Blankets, Hats, Boots, and Brogans. By recent arrivals I have received very large invoices of the most * B Desirable Styles of Clothing, and it is the LARGEST STOCK ever offered in this market. TneUoods are manufactured under my own supervision, and or the best material, well cut, large sixes, and made in the most durable manner. TRADERS FROM THE COUNTRY are Invited to examine this HEAVY STOCK, and they will find the prices LOWER than they can be found elsewhere in the market. PURCHASERS may rely on receiving the best and molt saleable Goods, as each article Is GUARANTEED. ORDERS FROM THE COUNTRY promptly and carefully attended to. Jo'HS p *!" aMor,e ' l "»ncy Cassiraere Pants. toZ ps " ?!* orte ' 1 p « ni 'r and Plain Satinette Pants. 7,000 pairs Linen Pants. 8,000 pairs Goodyear's ...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 4 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856
BOOKS AND STATIONERY. A great Pocket Guide for the Mechanic and Engineer I THE MECHANIC'S, MACHINIST'S, AND ENGINEER'S Practical Book of Reference! Cont.-iining Tables and Formula* for use in Superficial and Solid Mensuration; Slieiiglli and Weight of Materials; Mechanics; Machinery; Hydraulics; Hydrodynamics; Marine Engines; Chemistry J aud Miscellaneous Recipes; adapled to aud for the use of all classes of Practical Mechanics. Tugether with the ENGINEER'S FIELD BOOK: Containing Formula; fur the various methods of Running and Changing Lines Locating side Tracks and Switches, 4c; Tables of Radii and their Logarithms, Natural and Logarithmic Versed Sines and External Secants, Natural Sines and Tangents to every Degree and Minute of the Quadrant, and Logarithms of Natural Numbers from 1 to 10,000. By CHARLES HABLKTT, Civil Engineer KDITED BT CIIARLSS w. incßl BY Professor of Mathematics in Columbia College N V Author of " Elements of Geometry," " Treatise on Aliebra Trigonometry, i la...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 5 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856
■—■■lIJJJJJJJJJJI^^ OUKAT RBDt^Cl'lOK IN THE PRICE OF BOARD f AT Nos. 119 and 121 Sacramento Street, SAN FRANCISCO, I» acknowledge.! by all to be the BF.ST, the CHEAPEST and most coniforUWs Hotel on the Pacific Coast. It is centrally located in the business part of the city, and in the immediate vicinity of the U. 8. Branch Mint and the Ocean Steamship Companies' Office!*. ■ „. t ?T,, REAU REDC CK« RATES IN THE PRICE OF HO A Xi) —TRRM9— Board, per day *1 Baard, per week ......**"s• (M&gt; I,odgjng, per night &amp;"r.,7.V or *1 00 Lodging, per week «2 00, W 00, M m *6 00 tW BATHS FRKK! ' ,f Travelers arriving in tiie city, ami intending to itop : ,t the What Cheer House, iire particularly raqiteated to beware of Runners and Hack Drivers, representing themselves iishelonglag to the Ilou.se. The reputation of lhe What Cheer Ho«m being long and well estabtishci., enable.-, the proprietor l« dispense with runner*. I nay, again, look out fur them, or you are certain to bec...
THE GOLDEN MEDIUM. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856
THE GOLDEN MEDIUM. WILLIAM P. HALE. Too often I've pledged in October's brosra draught The friends who around me a chorus would troll, Too many a bumper of Burgundy quaffed, Till I felt like a Bacchanal fired in soul; Not to know that although trouble, sorrow and wo In the bowl for a while out of memory sank. With the next morning's sun has repentance begun, And the toper regretted how deeply he drank; So take things as they come—take the calm with the strife, Take the lights with the shadows, the best with the worst; If we want to enjoy any pleasure for life, Moderation's the thing to observe from tbe first. Too often I've basked in the sunshine of eyes That seemed but the beacons of truth and of bliss, Too often have hung on soft-murmured replies That echoed my vows, to be sealed with a kiss; Not to know, that although to her cheek came a glow, While to beauty a slave in submission I Dowe( *' When my back has been turned, all my love has Deen spurned, _ ~ And my fair to another he...
IMAGINARY EVILS. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856
IMAGINARY EVILS. CHARLES SWAIN. Let to-morrow take care of to-morrow; Leave things of the future to fate; What's the use to anticipate sorrow? Life's troubles come never too late 1 If to hope overmuch be an error, 'Tis one that the wise have preferred; And bow often have hearts beeu in terror Of evils that never occurred ! Have faith—and thy faith shall sustain thee— Permit not suspicion and care With invisible bonds to enchain thee. But bear what Hod gives thee to bear. By His Spirit supported and gladdened. Be ne er by 11 forebodings" deterred ; But think how hearts have been saddened By fear of what never occurred ! Let to-morrow take care of to-morrow; Short and dark as our life may appear,) We may make it still darker by sorrow— Still shorter by folly and fear ! Half our trouble's are half our iuvention, Aud often from blessings conferred Have we shrunk in the wild apprehension Of evils that never occurred !
The fast of His Race. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856
The fast of His Race. J. F. SMITH. H'riion OF "TUX SOLDIKB OK FUSTI'SK," " MISNIB fiRKT f "_KTC. CHAPTER V. [COXTI.NUEU.J As was usual on the death of the head of the house of Herbert, the children of the parish schools were put in mourning, and black (riven to the poor of the place. Ameu Corner, to whom the distribtttiou was entrusted, considered it an excellent occasiuti to make friends with Nan Willis, of whom, as our readers are aware, he stood considerably in awe ever since the day she hail uttered her fearful menace. Selection a gown and cloak of the very best, he set forth for the cottage inhabited by the singular old woman, not d aibting but with tuch a peace-offering he should be well received. " I know that she is within," he muttered, after knocking twice without receiving a reply: " Martha saw her return but a few minutes since." He gave another knock; still no one answered. " I'll c'en step in," he said. "It is ouly those who come empty-handed that are unwelcome." The c...
Important if True. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856
Important if True. An American resident in France, writing tv his friends in Washington, says : •• I have obtained an extraordinary piece of intelligence, which. I think, indicates a much closer and Ix'ttor understanding between Napoleon and Kngland as regards lhe I'niled States and the Central t■Mill!nil question than is generally tbonghl in the United States. M. I'riere. the Xapolcnn of railroads and new ope rations in France, and a man of immense fortune, has. with the Credit Mubilier, made a contract in build a railroad iv Honduras to the Pacific. Twenty or more of the best engineers have already sailnl to survey the bays, harbors.coasts aud mule, and if their report confirms the representations that have lioeu made, the Kin|KTor has said the (iovernment w ill guaranty an interest of four jar cent, on the investment, which would very promptly secure any amount of capital that might l&gt;e required for the purpose."
A Matrimonial Lottery. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856
A Matrimonial Lottery. The Paris corres|&gt;ondent of the New York Da,lt/ Tune* says :—" A young lady, pretty aud well educated, residing in the arrondissnient of Poitiers, has concciveil the idea of ptming herself up in a lottery. There are to Ik- .'10(1 tickets at 1.(10(1 francs each, and to the fortunate winner she will give herself and the .100.00(1 francs by way of dowry. The lady has attached some very prudent conditions to the purchase of tickets. She will only sell them to persons whom she may think will suit her. and in order to ascertain that point, she exacts a half an hour's conversation with each applicant. There is no limit of age imposed, and more than one ticket may be taken by one person. The lottery will be drawn on the 2oth of Novenilier next, at the Mayor's office of the lown where she resides. It is said that a number of Knglishinen have already become purchasers, and that purchasers of tickets are flocking in from all quarters.
The Valley of the Shadow of Death. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856
The Valley of the Shadow of Death. From the new work, " Inside Seba«topol," we extract the following:—•• As our horses' feet splashed in a little moist ground, my military guide remarked—' That water comes from above, sir. on the side of the hill. It is a singular thing. The stream was mode by a Ki-ineh shell, which fell and buried itself in the ground, and tapped a landspring. The water aged to be very acceptable to our poor fellows in their walk backwards and forwards. One of our men. however, took an unlucky drink. He went up the hill-side for a draught, ami, as he was stooping over a hole, a round shot came and smashed his head to pieces. He was found next day with his neck anil shoulders in the well.' That a fountain should bubble up where a cannon shot falls is too bold an image, even for a poet w ho woultl sing of peace or war. Vet here it happens in sober fact."
Fish Guano. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856
Fish Guano. We observe that a company in Providence advertise this fish guano for sale. They state in their advertisements that they have prepared their guano after two methods: one by chemically treating, cooking, and drying and grinding the fish to a powder. This is put in bags and sold at 545 per ton. For the other variety the fish are prepared us above, with the exception of drying and grinding, and are then combined with an absorpent which is in itself n valuable fertilizer ; and sold at 8". per barrel, containing abwut 2(1(1 pounds. This compost is of great strength, and is composed in great part of simple fish and bones of fish. After being worked into the soil, this manure is said to gradually become almost equal to Peruvian guano.
The Capture of Sebastopol. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856
The Capture of Sebastopol. We thought that the vexed question of the capture of Sevastopol had been settled, but we find that we are mistaken. Lord Derby, in his coin ments upon the Queen's speech in opening the Knglish parliament, taunted the ministry with the fallaciousness of their self-congratulations upon that topic. He maintains that the great Russian stronghold still exists, and that the allied armies lie in front of it " beleaguered rather than beleaguering." We recollect that the expression of a somewhat similar opinion by one of our journals nearly threw the whole English press into fits. What will they say to the Russian s}Tnpathies of one of their own leading statesmen '! — Leslie's Illustrated News. A damsel was asked—" When a lady and gentleman have quarreled, and each considers the Other at fault, which of the two oufrht to be the first ta advance toward a reconciliation ?" Her reply was&gt; .. TJaj farted the wisest of the two."
A Novel Present-Incident in the Cars. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856
A Novel Present-Incident in the Cars. An occurrence of rather an unusual nature, and startling withal, recently took place on the Great Western Railroad, near London (Canada West.) A lady, whose husband was a snake fancier, being on a visit with friends at some distance from home, was so fortunate (?) as to discover a large and beautiful specimen of the rattlesnake. The thought at once occurred to her that it would make a most acceptable present for her lord ; so, with a woman's promptness, she proceeded to carry the project into execution. His snakeship, being chilled with cold, was apparently lifeless, and manifested no objection to being comfortably enveloped in the warm folds of a shawl and placed in a carpet bag. On entering the cars to return home, the lady suspended the bag aforesaid on one of the hooks appointed for that purpose. Now it proved that the snake was not dead, but sleeping, and the warm air of the cars soon restored nim to life and activity, and by dint of wriggl...
The City of Amsterdam. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856
The City of Amsterdam. Like a toad, the city sits squat upon the marshes, and her people push out the waters, and pile up the earth against them, and sit quietly down to smoke. Ships come home from India and ride at anchor at their doors, coming in from the sea through a path they opened in the sand, and unlading their goods on quays that quiver on the bogs. Amsterdam is not the most pleasant place in the world, when a June sun is shining hot upon the dead waters of its canals, and their green surface is only disturbed by the sluggish barges, or slops of the tidy housemaids. A broad canal sweeps through the centre full of every kind of crafts, and the dairy women hind their milk from their barges on the quay in front of tbe very proudest doors. The houses and half the canals are shaded with the deep leaved lindens, and and the carriages rattled under them with the tall houses on one side and the waters on the other. Nowhere arc girls'faces prettier than in Holland, complexions |&...
Solution of the Great Bug Question. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856
Solution of the Great Bug Question. It will be recollected we published some weeks since an account of the fall of a s|iecies of bug in immense numbers in Fairfax county. Va . which robbed the snow of its whiteness ami made it to resemble a rant field of purple. It was a singular phenomena, but it has since ban disrovertd that the bug is the black ('orheneal, blown from Mexico by a strong wind or litirricnne. The bug is about the size of a grain of blasting powder. When lhe wind ended iv rain, the bug fell, and there lieing snow on the ground, you could see the insert. Ilml there been no snow, they rould nut or would not Is- seen. The rain of bugs was perfectly natural, and could not have resulted from any OtknT cause. There are two specimens of t 'ocheneul. the black ami the prey.— Ex. Not I'xwise or I'ntki k. —Hiram Fuller says : " There is no such thing us absolute freedom la'iow the Almighty (iod. 'I lie tliiuiipntent ntoot is free : all Mis erfuttires are the subjects of irrevo...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 27 April 1856
THE BRITISH PERIODICALS AUD TUB FARMER'S GUIDE. cheat redcction in tiik m(hk or the latter pcrlication. t scott 4% co., new york, continve to pt'bliph Ijm the follow.n|t hading British Periodical*, vie 1. -THE LONDON yI'AKTEKI.Y, (Conservative). 2. -TIIE EIMMU KM! IU . lEW, &lt; Whig). B.—THE NORTH BRITISH REVII W, . Free Chu-Th). 4.-THE WESTMINSTER REVIEW, (Liberal) 0 —BI.A( KWtMU» BMKM7MM MAt.A7.INE, .Tory). The ureal ami important rvrnu-religion*., ps.hu,-al and military— now agitating th* nation* of the Old World, gi\c t&lt;&gt; the*e publications an interest ami value thry never before ia&gt; sessed. They occupy a middle ground between the ha-hly written new* item*, crude rpeculatisms, and Hymn rumor-, of the newspaper, and the ponderous tome of th* historian, written long after the 1 \ interest in the facts he rrenrds shall have passed away. The progress of the war in tbe E*.| occupies a large s|hic« in their pages. Every movement hi &lt...