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Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
SCHOOL BOOKS. Noisy Carrier's Book and Stationery Co., INVITE TIIE ATTENTION OF SCHOOL TEACHERS, Scholars, anil Dealers, to their assortment on hand and constaut supply of all the favorite series of school books io use. READERS, SPELLERS, PRIMERS, DICTIONARIES, GRAMMARS, GEOGRAPHIES, ARITHMETICS, MATHEMATICS, ALGEBRA, GEOMETRY, HISTORY, RHETORIC, PHILOSOPHY, CHEMISTRY, BOTANY, GEOLOGY, ASTRONOMY, HYGIENE, ELOCUTION, COMPOSITION, BOOK-KEEPING, &amp;c, &amp;c, &amp;c, &amp;c. The Hoiiy Carricr'i Book and Stationery Co.. HAVE CONSTANTLY ON HAND A COMPLETE ASSORTment of the above. SPELLERS. Sanders's Webster's Town's, McGuffey'.. READERS, Sanders's Ist, 3d, 3d, 4th, and Sth, Town's •* M M " M a McGuffey's " " 4 * " M Swan's 41 '* v " " " ENGLISH GRAMMARS, Smith's Kirkham's, Weld's Ballion'l. . —also— Andrews and Stoddard's Latin Grammar, Qilacl.enbos's lessons in Euglish Composition, Elements of Geology, Newman's Rhetoric, Porter s Rhetorical Reader, Nort...
The Characteristics of the Excitement. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
The Characteristics of the Excitement. It must have been noted by even the most casual observer that the excitement which has for the past four days prevailed in our city, has been more remarkable for its breadth, depth and intensity, than for any of the violent ebullitions of passion which usually mark high popular feeling. There has absolutely been less excitement manifested by individuals than on many previous occasions. This led to erroneous conclusions on the part of many, and probably it had some influence in moderating the tone of those papers who blundered so fatally in their leaders of Thursday morning. Many were of the opinion that, because the jail was not attacked and the prisoner taken from it on Thursday night, the people were lukewarm, and the matter would pass over without any marked manifestation of popular wrath. But those whose observation led them to closer examination, came to more correct conclusions. They saw that the feeling was wide-spread and deep, and that...
The Felon and the Fallen. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
The Felon and the Fallen. Three days have elapsed since James King of Wm. fell by the hand of the criminal Casey. In that time we have noted the phases of publicopinion, and pondered on the crime and its consequences. We bring to a consideration of the course to be pursued no hot head, no pen swayed by passion and reckless of principle, no sense of duty unconscious of the mighty interests at stake, or the awful consequences of a misstep in the path to be pursued. The editor of the Bulletin, a citizen prominent only in deeds for the public weal, against whose honesty and singleness of purpose during his course as a public journalist no voice can unrebuked be raised, has been shot by Casey, a man whose only prominence is due to his crimes and offences against public, order. And for what? Because the crime which should have outlawed the latter from society had been mentioned by a fearless editor. " Allude again to my antecedents and you are a dead man," was in substance his threat to M...
Two Things to be Thought of. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
Two Things to be Thought of. It is said that in the evening of the day of the shooting of the editor of the Bulletin, he used this language to one standing by his side : "If I die, 1 trust the citizens of San Francisco will provide for my family." This utterance amid intense bodily suffering, sufficient in its poignancy to excuse even an expression bordering on selfishness— certainly sufficient to justify a desire that his fate should be avenged—is another testimony to the noble, disinterested nature of the man. This appeal we are certain will not be made in vain, should its response become necessary—which may Heaven avert. The widow and orphan are ever blessed objects for charity, but in this case how much more so, in being the relicts of him who lived a patriot, and should be not be spared, will die a martyr. It ueeds no words of ours to bring this matter home to the heart* cf our community. Hut there Ls another duty which may as probably fall to our lot. We sincerely trust that t...
The Day and the Dead. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
The Day and the Dead. On Sunday, the 24th of August, 1851, the Vigilance Committee of San Francisco took, without bloodshed in the act. Whittakcr and McKcnzie from the hands of the authorities, and in half an hour more their spirits were no longer habitants of earth. There has been no reason to regret the course pursued by the Committee on that occasion ; and no sorrow need ever have heen expressed that the resistance of the authorities at that time was unavailing and bloodless. To-day we are in a position similar to that occupied by our community then, with.the exception that now the feeling is much more nearly unanimous than then. In memory of that occasion and its results; in the hope that our future may yet be wortbv of tbe true men who have built up our city and State, we calmly and dispassionately appeal to the authorities to act in a manner which will prevent the shedding of innocent blood. The people demand the opportunity to try Casey ; their servants have no excuse for den...
The Evening Bulletin. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
The Evening Bulletin. The Bulletin appeared on Thursday evening with the first column, where Mr. King's articles were wont to appear, blank—a very appropriate mode of indicating the loss the paper and the public had sustained in the result of the late infamous outrage. Dnring the illness of Mr. King the paper will be conducted by Mr. Jas. Nisbet, an able and fearless writer and an honest man. We surmise, also, that the services of " fax ton " will be put in requisition to maintain the paper in that public favor which it has heretofore in so great measure enjoyed. We think we but reflect the opinion of three-fourths of the community when we say that in order to a full consummation of the ends of those who are striving for the regeneration of our pnblic affairs, the Bulletin must be sustained, even though the hand that has hitherto guided its course may henceforth be debarred the privilege of performing that noble duty. Let the rowdies, felons and shoulderstrikers see that although th...
The Position of the Press. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
The Position of the Press. That portion of the press of this city which has hitherto preferred policy to principle as the guiding star of its action, has in the past week received a merited rebuke, one which is the more galling to the sufferers, as the newspapers which had the courage to avow creditable sentiments have been proportionally rewarded. In these strictures we do not include the Herald. Its editor has never been aud is not a time-server, and we regard the good he has done in the past as in great measure redeeming his error of the present. We sincerely hope that the misfortune that has befallen his establishment will not be a permanent one. Courage and manly independence are not so common among onr editors that we can afford to lose from among the names that have done the press honor that of Johh Nuoknt. The Alta California was the only American paper published on the morning after the attempted assassination, whose reflections on the subject were in any measure the embodi...
Suggestion for a Street Show. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
Suggestion for a Street Show. In case of the business of a morning cotemporary falling off so much as to render it unprofitable, we suggest the following as an appropriate and profitable field for the talent now employed on it: Scene : Vacant lot recently occupied by the Circus. Entrance to a Tent. Showman log.—" Valk up, tumble up, roll up ; nnny way to pit up! 'Kre you aye the famous Kronnyklur, the most mrprisia' summcrsetter in the vurruld. 'Ere's the performer as can suit all your tastes, and never turn a 'air. thus reu/yzing at the present day the tmshunt fable of the hedditorial kummelyun. 'E will take 'is start from the most nnpop'lar and unfav'rable ground, an' tnroin' a hawfnl summerset of the most vunderful description, light in tbe most poplar place, just vere c vasn't expected, all before army subscriber can stop 'is paper. No deception is pracryzed, as any gent can satisfy 'iseelf that yen this performer goes up, 'c 'asn't the remotest idea as to ren or vere 'ell come ...
One Good Result. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
One Good Result. We understand that the reorganization of the Vigilance Committee, and the unanimity of public sentiment, added to the refusal of many members of the military companies to turn ont in defence of the jail, had such an influence on Backus, convicted of manslaughter in the killing of Oldman. that the appeal to the Supreme Court made by his counsel has been abandoned, and the convicted criminal has gone to San Quentiu. This is an early and beneficial result of popular action, and we trust it will not be the last.
THE LAMENT OF THE POET LAUREATE. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
THE LAMENT OF THE POET LAUREATE. Am—" I'm Sitting an the Stile, Mary." [Dedicated to the Author of "Gentle Mary Hand."] I'm sitting on the fence, reader, Puzzled to choose my style, For of my pen a single slip May make or lose a pile. Subscribers differ, threaten too, I'm crazy quite with doubt— " 01 advertisers 1 auctioneers! Show me a safe way out! The days are sadly changed, reader, Since first to you I spoke, Then I had fame, but now the time Needs hearts, not heads of oak. How can J meet necessities Born of disjointed times, The people ask for sense, and I Can only give them rhymes. I'm ready to " pitch in" quite strong, All in a general way— I'd roar did I not fear that some Would style my roar a bray. With dainty phrase and metaphor, I've many a song supplied— Why ask the shallow stream to do The work of ocean's tide ? T was only yesterday I used Some phrases in my heat, Which in my issue of to-day I am compelled to eat; How can my paper's patrons think Those words fit food f...
The Feeling of the Foreign Population. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
The Feeling of the Foreign Population. The intensity of the excitement that has raged in our midst for the last four days is only equaled by its universality. Never was public sentiment more nearly unanimous in declaring that efficient action must speedily be taken. The papers printed in other than the Knglish language in our city expressed themselves plainly on the subject in their first publications after the commission of Casey's latest crime, and avowed their regret that immediate punishment had not succeeded it. And as soon as it was ascertained that a reorganization of the Vigilance Committee was about to be commenced, notice was at once given by the most prominent and respectable of our foreign residents that their assistance, if required, was ready. Perhaps there is no class of our community on whom rowdyism has so impudently and with such impunity lavished its outrages as the foreign population ; and their ready offer of co-operation, though not a necessity, cannot but be g...
The Difference. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
The Difference. Iron Editors i The Brnmli of yesterday like a true soldier stands up to the work, though tbe fodder is nearly all pine. It says: " From the first we have treated this matter " [the attempted assassination of .Mr. King by a Stale prison convict] " temperately, and we intend to treat it calmly to the end ; but we assure tlnsse gentlemen who have joined in this unjust, wanton and despicable crusade against us that we will make them hide their heads for very shame before we have done with them." This i* pretty decided, but 1 would like to know in what way the mercantile interest can be affected by any power which tbe Herald possesses * The threat is" simply preposterous. Of a very different turn is the Chronicle. That paper had tbe great misfortune to get on the wrong tack. It took a very consoling look at " the "fray." and seemed to think that in this blessed city, where the jury system works so admirably, " the laic should be permitted to take its course. But some pers...
Jury Duty. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
Jury Duty. The Sun, in a labored article on the " law and order " side of the Casey question, holds that one reason why justice has been administered with such laxity is the objection which many good citizens entertain to serving on juries. This ground is hardly tenable. The number of instances where good men have declined serving are far outnumbered by those where they have been challenged and shut ont on frivolous grounds. There may be some who seek to avoid jury duty, but the evil is by no means so extended as to furnish any reason for the existing state of affairs. The cause lies deeper, and can only be removed by such action as is now in progress. Where there is Smoke there is Fire.—A writer in the Herald calls attention to the fact tint May has been a memorable month in our city's record of disaster, and hiuts that action such al is contemplated by the jieople may be avenged h a sweeping conflagration. The caution is sillyand needless, and might be used with equal pronely agai...
CITY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
CITY NEWS. Yesterday. There is very little if any news stirring, with the exception of that in connection with the recent attempt upon Mr. King. Yesterday morning the first report which gained prevalence was that the Vigilance Committee had taken possession of the countyjail. The foundation of this was that about one o'clock on Saturday morning twsnty-five men, deputed by the Committee, went to tha jail, and as citizens of San Francisco, demanded admittance, and they obtained it. Through the whole of yesterday twenty-five of them were inside the jail. The street in front of the rooms of the Vigilance Committee yesterday was crowded with people, who were formed into a line, like that which gathers about the Post Office on the arrival of a mail steamer, waiting for an opportu nity to enter and be initiated. About noon a rumor be came current that Sheriff Scannell had resigned, but for this there was no foundation. Mr. Scannell, we understand, considers that he has an official duty to ...
Religious Services To-Day. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
Religious Services To-Day. REV. R. P. CUTLftt will deliver a Discourse in tbe First Unitarian Church, Stwkton street, this morning, the subject of which will be th* exce°S occurrences of the past week. Sec* vices will commence « II o'clock. " LAW AND REI.IfION" will be the subject of th* Discourse to be delivered by Ret. E. 8. Lacy, in the First Congregational Church, this mornifk, at 11 o'clock. Public worship also In tbe evening, at T s fcjsck. THE REV. MR. &gt;KAYToN will preach in th* Mariner's Church, this aftermoti, at •'&lt;&lt;, o'clock. Preaching also at 11 A. M. and 7X P. M DR. 11. GIBBOift will lecture this afternooa.at R o'clock, at the Hall of the Sou) of Temperance, Washington street, between Sansome and Mgitgomery. Also, a prayer aiteting at 10, A. M. HOWARD STIfET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.—Rev. S. H. Willey, pastor. I*rviees at II A. M. and ~% P. M. The subject of this morgng's Discourse will be—" Th* College, in Its relations to Cisilsauon and Chr...
SPECIAL NOTICES. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
SPECIAL NOTICES. V9T Dr. I J. Ctapkny —We would direct the especial attention of invalids to the perusal of Dr. L. J. CuraAr's advertisement to be f*uod in another colamn of this paper, in order to piste the service** of a learned and experienced physician w|hm their reach. Po much ill has been inflicted on the hum*} family from tbe pernicious and ignorant practices of emeries, that It seems as if we wer« filling a hounden duty to m,%#* known where judicious relief can be obtained. To those tutor tuna te enough to suffer from the effects of sexual or private fliseases, or their ill treatment, we cheerfully commend Dr. I J. Cxafkat as a man of rare scientific and medical acquirements, possessing all the requisites, from long experience aip acknowledged skill, for the successful practice of bis profession. Having made sexual complaints an especial study, \&gt;.\s the celebrated Ricord, of Paris, he is enabled to guaranty a speedy and permanent cure in all cases of private or c...
BIRTHS. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
BIRTHS. In this city, May 12, the wife of Gustavui Ziel, of a Sob. In Sa--ramento, May 0, the wife of E. Nye, of a Daughter. In Benicia, April 26, the wife of David Leighton, of a 80s. In Benicia, April 28, the wife of M. Borden, of a Pavuhtkr.
MARRIED. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
MARRIED. In Uiis city, May 8, by Rev. Wm. Taylor, Walter Mblrs, to Mrs. M Aki h a GIBBOUS, of Trey, N. Y. m Oakland, May 7, by Key. Sam B. Bell, Erase S. Rosa to Miss Scsas Down, of Boston. In Santa Barbara, April 26, Geo. D. Fisßia to Miss Maria as Jest's Domisgcbx. Ia Marysvlße, May 6, A. R. Fosses to Miss Catherisi Kbbkbb. In San Rafael, May S, James Gilmas to Miss Maris Borois. of Los Angelef. In Mariposa, May 1, E. E. Hawrrr to Mrs. H. J. Gcrsbet. In Mariposa, May 1, A. F. Wasabcrb to Mils Axsa ChbjsTIAB. In Auburn. May 8, Ws, A. M'Kisbas to Miss M. F. aud. In Auburn. May 8, Wan H. Harder to Miss M. A. Lkich. In Placerville, May 7, Dr. A. Class to Miss Mast E. MocbtJOT. In Jackson, April !8, Jambs A. Bradlbv to Mrs. E. Robbrts.
DIED. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 18 May 1856
DIED. In this city, May 10, of consumption, llabbist AaTotsrm Bliss, wife of Henry J. Beers, aged Si years and ( months. In this city, May 8, Samcbl Coaris, aged tS years, formerly of Braintree, Mass. In Sacramento, May 11, J. H. T. Lamftox, aged SO years. In Marlines, May 7, the youngest child of the late Wm. M. Smith. * " In Grass Valley, May (, Capt. Bass You, aged M years, formerly of Boston. In Colombia, May 7, Asks Waaant, eldest daughter of Ellas W. and Mary E. Shaw, formerly of Newcastle, Me. In Shasta, May 7, of debibty, John M. STbwabt, aged 40 years, a native of Tennessee. In San Juan, Nevada county, May S, of lung fever, Cha«lrs A. Travis, aged 26 years, formerly of East Douglass, Mass. In Upper Placerville, April », Wm. Usowb, from Philadelphia. At the rancho of San Felipe, Monterey county, May 7, Lots, son of Don Sebastian Nunes, aged 1« years. In Sonora, May 5, J. B. Walibb, aged 80 years. In Stockton, May 6, C. B. Hooasa, printer, aged about 17 years.