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Stealing Honey below Par. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

Stealing Honey below Par. A corrcsiiotidflit of the A'..i. {..'..,a-er lor August, writing from Ilhnoli tells the following good ston. lor the truth of which ie vouches "While [am writing to Tea 1 feel impelled ■ relate an incident that occurred in the court of an adiiviillg county not long since. I inu-t premise that the fat s of this State prescribe that in the trial of all indictments fji- larceny the jury are obliged, il they find the defendklil guilty, to estimate the value of lli'e property stolcß when, if the amount is rive dollars ~r over, the p. iihlr is impris. .iitnent in the State Penit : tiarv; if underrrive dollars, the culprit is only coufin in the OOUnty yM. A fellow was under trial for steulin. a fire dollar noaof tbe Stat.. Bank of Indiana, and his counsel, finding au acquittal bopelaaa, called aeTeml brokers Ui tcstih" that tbe note wa.- ut a discount uf one per c. nt. lor sttck', which testimony the prosecuting attorney rebuttedlby calling several business men, w...

Publication Title: Wide West
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Philosophy of Broadway Splendor. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

Philosophy of Broadway Splendor. The splendor of tne public stores opened and forming ou Broadway, and [the enormous exja'tises they entail, constitute no wondtr to those versed iv the pleasant arts of public enticement, fud familiar with the sweet rewards of paying homage to flshiun. The finer the store, the more obsequious the utf.ndauce. The lady who goes iv v graceful mortal, cotties out a divinity. Though forgotten the moment her purchases ure closed, she imagines herself the better halfiof thut whole establishment, und will husten again, only iv. soon, to indulge in the intoxicating dream. A friend .< ours went to Turkey, and there took v fancy to get hold] if possible, of some government contracts. Grand ditilers to all public functionaries were at once rosurted to. the thing wus a novelty. The Turks cut the ilinners a A d guve the contracts, without being able to see theAjCouieetioti, or comprehending the cause of sn lavish a waste it money. Ix-t us be sure that s...

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Improvements in Ships and Boats. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

Improvements in Ships and Boats. me experimental BCliooner yacht Inclined 1 lane, 75 tons, constructed upon Lipscombc's new principle, was launched on the ISth ult. from Mr. Cunningham's yard, Southampton, (treat expectations have been formed with regard to this stbooncr. She will be fitted out as rapidly as possible, and it is expected that in about three weeks she will be publicly tried at Southampton. A jolly-row-boat, thirteen long, by three und a half feet" wide, lately built upon the same principle, has astonished every one by the excellent qualities exhibited by her. As a rowboat she is remarkably easy to pull, is very stiff and buoyant, and wheti propelled by canvas alone,'sails twice as.fast as any other boat of her own size, aud has easily outsailed an eight-ton yacht, hitherto considered fast, that waa expressly fried against aa.—London Paptr.

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FUN, FACT AND FANCY. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

FUN, FACT AND FANCY. Mormon Definitions.—l suppose that every one knows that the word Bihle is from the Greek bildos —a book ; making the work of God to be the Book, or the Bible; but an individual who did not know the real definition of the word, gave a meaning somewhat musical. A Methodist praacher the other day was telling of the affair. He said he was laid up with a tumor in his shoulder, which tumor made him very irritable; and while in that plight a Mormon preacher came in to bother him. He wished to get rid of the Mormon as soon as he could, and hence began to quiz him. In the conversation the Methodist asked the signification of the word " Bible." The Mormon at once began to analyze the word " Bible ;" said he, " bybell—well, I suppose when the writers received the revelations they received a small portion at a time, which they wrote down on small kills of paper and laid hy, and and finally they took all these laid hy hills, nnd put them together "into a book, which they cal...

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Page 5 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

LIST OF POST OFFICES AND PO6TMASTEBB In California, Sept Ist. 18S4. Aqua Frio, Mariposa county, B. P. Whitney. Alameda, Alameda county, L. S. Ely. Alamo, Contra Costa county, John M. Jones. Alvarado, Alameda county, H. C. Smith. Angel's Camp, Calaveras county, J. C. Scribner. Alviso, Santa Clara county, A. Rathbone. Auburn, Placer county, James Bonnen. Belmont, San Francißco, M. Flasbner. Benicia, Solano county, James Miller. Bidwell's Bar, Butte county, P. W. Worstrom. Big Bar, Trinity county, Wm. Coddington. Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne county, Jas. \V. Butler, Bodega, Sonoma county, J. M. Miller. Bucksport, Humboldt county, . Buckner, Sacramento county, James Buckner. Cache Creek, Yolo county, A. McDonald. Campo Seco, Calaveras county, T. M. Pawling. Crescent City, Klamath county, David Hover. Charley's Rancbo, Butte county, Fred Peaskes. Camptonville, Yuba county, E. T. Bruudage. Cedarville, El Dorado county, Geo. Thatcher. Chlco, Butte county, J. Bidwell. Columbia, Tuolumue county, A...

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Page 5 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 30 September 1854

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Masthead [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 December 1854

WIDE THE WEST. BONESTELL & WHLISTOK, > Publisher!, > CUT STREET, One Door below the Port Office. ' *^p SECOND EDITION.

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SUNDAY IN THE CALIFORNIA DIGGINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 December 1854

SUNDAY IN THE CALIFORNIA DIGGINGS. Sunday in the diggings! A day of rest, yet a day of riot A day on which the Sabbath of the Puritan is wedded to the Sunday of the continental Catholic. A day that embodies and exhibits more fully than any other embodiment or exposition could do, the incongruous character of California society, the individual independence of its members, and the mighty power of that metal that can thus enlist in one unvarying pursuit, men of characters, habits, and opinions, as widely diverse as the climes that gave them birth. Sunday in the diggings! What is there that man can do in the mines that he does not do on this day, from washing a ragged shirt, to writing a rapturous letter; from riding a horse-race, to reading a holy book; from squandering the hard-earned dust of the last week's labor, to slily stowing it in some secure spot. Our artist has succeeded in giving an excellent view of the many and various scenes presented on a Sunday in the diggings. On the r...

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HOW THE CALIFORNIA MINES ARE WORKED. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 December 1854

HOW THE CALIFORNIA MINES ARE WORKED. This striking and life-like view of California Mining embraces all the principal modes of mining labor—Sluicing, Tomming, Cradling, Panning, Drifting, Tunneling, Fluming, Shafting, etc. No description can give so clear an idea of the manner in which our placeres are worked as this engraving, which has been got up with great care. To persons in the Atlantic States it will at once solve many a problem that has long sought elucidation, and to those who were fortunate enough to acquire a competency under the primitive ruder methods of taking out the gold, it will furnish information relative to the many improvements which ingenuity has introduced since they were miners. And there is good reason to suppose that the future has in store for us improvements on the present processes, as radical and as abeneficial as any which have been heretofore introduced. No fact can be more encouraging to those who take an interest in California prosperity than that, ...

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VIEW OF MICHIGAN BAR. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 December 1854

VIEW OF MICHIGAN BAR. The accompanying view of Michigan Bar was taken by J. M. Hutchings, author of the " Miners' Ten Command. menU," our agent in the Southern Mines, and may |„, relied on as accurate. It is situated on one of the Forks of the Cosumnes river, about fifteen miles north of Drytown. Like most other mining towns it presents few striking {mints, but is rather prettily located. The miners in the vicinity arc said to be doing exceedingly well.

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A Queer Cue. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 December 1854

A Queer Cue. There is much truth in the following:—We have heard "cues" given of ouite as absurd an intrusion, fur the sake of " grafting' a favorite song of a singer on to an o|K?ra: — " In the musical construction of the modern Knghsh opera, as we have vet seen it, much remains to be done before it can hope to take a place with the masterly productions of our continental ueighbors. The connection j which exists between the opera-house and the music-shop | is fatal to the genius of the composer; and, until this fact ; is fully understood, we can entertain but little hope of tost success, which under other circumstances would be certain. " When sn opera is about to be produced, the music publisher is the person from whom the greatest amount of emolument is expected ; and he it is, therefore, who must st all events, be satisfied with the music as s oom■Mnial speculation. For this purpose, s certain number ot songs an introdoesd, which Ming often lueged in, without regard either to th...

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JOHN CHINAMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 December 1854

JOHN CHINAMAN. SHOP-SHUTTING BY HYDRAULIC POWER. - A hydraulic apparatus for raising or lowering shutters, says the Scotsman, is at present being erected on the new premises of the Standard Assurance Company, in Edinburgh. The water is supplied from a cistern placed on the top of the house - a height of about 50 feet and is conveyed by a one inch pipe into a cylinder fittted with a piston, which, by the pressure of the water, raises or lowers the shutters. The machine is worked by turning a small handle. A schoolmaster in Cornwall, advertising his establishment, says: "Every boarder must be supplied with a Bible, a Prayer-book, a knife and fork, three towels, and a silver desert spoon; all of which, except the books, become the proprietor's perquisite on the pupil's quitting school." The conscientious pedagogue seems to think that the Bible and Prayer-book may be well for the pupil-he prefers, however, the steel and the silver.

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THE SAN FRANCISCO NEWSBOY. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 December 1854

THE SAN FRANCISCO NEWSBOY. Old Gentleman. —Are you sure, my son, that this paper contains the very latest news? Youth. —Werry sure, old feller; jest arrove, by the Ramsey route!

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The Merry Laugh. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 December 1854

The Merry Laugh. " Do not laugh so loud," said an elderly lady to us, many years ago; "it isn't proper." Well, perhaps it isn't in the drawing room ; but sometimes we do like to hear a glad laugh ring out on the passing breeze. It exerts a good influence over us, for it seems the natural overflowing of a pure and happy heart. Anything in the world can he imitated better than a glad, careless laugh. The most artful person could not counterfeit that which just now floats through our room in gushes of sweetest music. ''Man may smile and be a villain ;" but it is vain for him to attempt an imitation of a gleeful laugh. We hear the hollow chuckle of the miser over his gains; the maniacal, the malicious, the triumphant laugh, but all these contrast bitterly with that which breaks from the fountains of joy. The felon laughs in defiance, but it is forced and unnatural ; it does not sound like the murmur of rippling waters. After care and sorrow and suffering, it does not float out so lightl...

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CALIFORNIA MINING.---GROUND SLUICING. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 December 1854

CALIFORNIA MINING.---GROUND SLUICING. Ground Sluicing, of which the above is an excellent representation, is the application of the principle of the ordinary sluice on a large scale. A stream of water is directed to the hanks or sides of a ravine that are deemed rich, and the dirt is thrown into the ditch thus made, through which it is carried to the sluice-box, where the gold is precipitated by its gravity. It has been employed as a means of obtaining gold about two years; illustrating a singular fact in California mining, that the most recent and improved modes of obtaining the gold are ot the simplest character. The above view, in connection with the " Sunday in the Diggings," and " How the California Mines are Worked," will give our readers in the Eastern States a Utter idea of life in the California mines, than any voluminous description could do. It is our intention to extend this series of cuts until they embrace every phase ol California existence that is capable of illustra...

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THE GRIZZLY AND HIS CAPTORS. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 December 1854

THE GRIZZLY AND HIS CAPTORS. The above view is a vivid illustration of the dexterity which the native Californians have attained in throwing the lasso: the ferocity and strength of the bear, and the skilful movements of the well-trained horses. The lassos are made of twisted raw-hide and arc exceedingly strong, though the hear frequently succeeds in severing them. The skill of his foes, however, is generally too much for him, and they will twine the fatal lines around him, till, completely fettered by them, he is no longer able to resist.

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Grace in Manners. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 December 1854

Grace in Manners. We copy a few very readable and instructive words on this point from W. W. Hall, the shrewd and practical editor of the Journal of Health. He says : " In walking through the streets of Paris, one scarcely fails to be struck with the life, light and animation which prevail every where, and seem to pervade almost every body and every thing. The traveler from murky London or anxious New York, or stiff, calculating, skinny Boston, feels himself to be in a new atmosphere, and before he is aware, he is hurried along with the living tide of the Boulevards or Champs Elysees, a polite and smiling gentleman—bis own countenance so brightened up with a cheery gladsomeness and sunshine, that he would not know bis own phiz if suddenly confronted with a mirror. Everywhere there are birds, and songs, and flowers, and smiles; at every turn there is such a seeming unaffected courtesy and polite deference, that the most common person can scarce avoid coming to the conclusion that he ...

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Mining Scenes and Sketehes. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 December 1854

Mining Scenes and Sketehes. BY AM OLD MINER.

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THE CAMP FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 December 1854

THE CAMP FIRE. The pilgrim's paradise; the miner's sole solace for his absence from his domestic hearth; there is no one who has basked in its grateful warmth alter a day's travel ou the road or toil on the river, who did not look forward to it with joy, or who does not recall it with regret that Memory instead of Hope brings it to his mind. What a wild, happy freedom of movement, of speech and feeling pervaded the social gatherings around it! How heartily the jest was welcomed by the uncritical crowd that lounged around it, ready for amusement! How eagerly the listeners fixed their attention on the story-teller of the evening, particularly if his experience in forest life exceeded theirs! How oracular in its effect was every sentence that dropped from his lips! With what emphasis did he articulate each syllable and word as he slowly unfolded the web of Fact or Fancy in which it was his design to enmesh us. With what dignified deliberation would he provokingly pause in the most exci...

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