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Irreligious Terror. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 May 1856
Irreligious Terror. We have received the following letter : To Mkssks: I bave been for about thro months trabled With blaspheme against the holy Cost you will Do me a great kindnes if yon will answer "me through Lift Must ruled if any one can go To heaven if he repeal after the com it That sin 1 cannot help it coming into head and repeating it over and over I would give all that 1 have iv this World if it was not an uiipardenoble Sin the very thoughts of heell put me out of my mind will yon inform me weither thinking a thing is as bad As saying it I do not think but it comes in my mind that i never can Think of any thing I am a boy 15 years old 1 have neither father nor mother Alive you will do me invaluable kindness to answer me as soon as possible. A Rkapkr ok lot hjursraAvan. We advise our correspondent to dismiss his fears, as there is no mental sin more sinful than doubting the goodness of God. l'ear nothing except dishonor. Don't trouble yourself about the unknown Future. Act ...
The Art of Teaching-A Common Error. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 May 1856
The Art of Teaching-A Common Error. A teacher proposes this question to us: What is the most common and injurious error of the American mode of conducting school exercises '' We eon answer the question without a moment's hesitation. I'he worst mistake of our teachers, we UHnJi.Kl'ictritttcmiittns; to itocrcriitliing cirri/tlnv. If, for example, a pupil is to learn (ieographv. they think it incumbent on them to give him a daily h'sson in that seieuee. Thus the teacher is borne down with the weight of his labors, and vet nothing is well taught, He has no time for minute explanation, and no strength for preparatory study. But on the European system of having the extra branches given but once a" week, they can be taught thoroughly, and the teacher is not annihilated In a school of but one teacher there is no other way of securing thoroughness. Of course the principal study—which is either language or mathematics— must go on every day : but such lessons as Geography, History, and .Natura...
The Pantanemhyde Propeller. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 May 1856
The Pantanemhyde Propeller. Tiiis is a species of propeller invented by If. Miclielot Juin d'AHas. of which the principle ia that the power of the wind shall aid in tho propulsion of a vessel, from whatever quarter it may blow ; but the mode in which the principle is to be worked out is not yet made public ; and the principle itself is enunciated in a very general and mysterious manner. .Several years ago I explained, in my •• Treatise on the Screw-Propeller," the practicability of enabling a vessel to sail directly against tho wind, by the force of the wind alone, and with a progression greater in the proportion of the fores of the wind, so that the stronger it blew the faster would the vessel advance against the storm. This new propeller appears to be a reproduction of this idea. To explain in wlmt manner this idea may bo carried out, 1 may premise that in America and in some other ]&gt;arLs of the world there are boats which are propelled upwards against a stream by tho f...
Culture of the Locust. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 May 1856
Culture of the Locust. The Acacia, the pseudo-Acacia or Locust tree, -.'rows iv twenty years to a goodly size, perfuming with the fragrance of its flowers the atmosphere all around it, yielding great abundance of rich material to the honey bee for the manufacture of his precious nectar, lit food for gods and men. Its use iv shipbuilding, for fence posts, as well as for manifold purposes in the arts and manufactures, is rendering it every year more valuable as an article of commerce ; it always commands a high price in all sections of our country, and will grow well in almost all soils and situations, lt is a highly ornamental tree, as well as in many ways useful and valuable. An acre of Locust of" fifteen years growth will bring trom to 81,000 ; of twenty years growth 91,500 : of twenty-five or thirty years growth 93,000 more or less, without the labor of cutting and carrying to a market: for the buyers will take it standing, and leave you the branches, whicli for firewood w ill pay...
Anecdote of Richard III. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 May 1856
Anecdote of Richard III. In the town of Leicester, the house is still shown where Richard 111. passed the night before the battle of Bosworth : and there is a story still preserved iii the corporation records, whichillustrates the caution and darkness of that prince's character. It was the custom to carry among the baggage of his camp, a cumbersome"wooden bed. which he pretended wus the ouly bed he could sleep in. Here he Contrived a reeeptical for his treasure, which lay concealed under a weight of timber. After the fatal ilay in which Richard fell, the Karl of Leicester, with his victorious troops, pillaged the camp of Richard, but the bed was neglected by every plunderer as useless lumber. The owuer of the house afterwards discovered the hoard, became suddeuly rich, without nny visible cause. He bought "lauds, and at length arrived at the dignity of being Mayor of Leicester. Many years afterwards, his widow, who had been left in great affluence, was murdered for her wealth by her...
Fashions a L'Imperatrice. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 May 1856
Fashions a L'Imperatrice. Ileii'-eforward it is to be considered in bad taste to imitate the style of coiffure adopted by the Empress Eugenic. The expressions which* fell from the hps of the Emperor upon the subject have been considered sufficient to establish the rule. " Xoue should attempt to imitate the identity of the Sovereign, suul he to a circle of ladies surrounding the Empress " A grisette may endeavor to ape the style and demeanor of her Majesty, but to me it seems a meanness in those who"come into her Majesty's daily presence to seize upon every peculiarity and turn it to account. What is but a matter of weakness and vanity ou the part of the poor grisette becomes almost an offence on the part of those who approach the throne.'' The next day every repent ir had disappeared from the necks of the fair ladies in waiting, anil the Kmprcss preserves the fashion alone.
Rachel and Ristori. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 May 1856
Rachel and Ristori. The rival Oceans," Hachel and Ristori, entered Paris on the same day. I fancy the French artiste feared to leave the Italian a clear field by her absence, and timed her return to distract attention from her fair rival, and bring back wandering allegiance before it should have time to join the enemy. She h;is almost entirely recovered her health, and it is said talks of returning to America, but her admirers will be loth to let her leave again, so much have they missed her presence this winter.— Cor. Am. Courier. ~»\ ortii Rkmkmukrin.;.—lt is not what we earn, but what we save, that makes us rich. It is not what we eat, but w hat we digest, that make* us nit. It is not what we read, but what we remember that makes us learned. All this is very simple, but it is worth remembering. Deafnkss.—On somebody remarking that Payne Knight had become very deaf—" Tis from wont of practice.'' replied Rogers, " he is the worst listener I know." S&amp;~ Air is a tish one ...
Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 May 1856
SCHOOL BOOKS. Noisy Carrier's Book and Stationery Co., INVITE THE ATTENTION OF SCHOOL TEACHERS, Scholar,, and Dealers, to their assortment on haud and constant supply of all the favorite scries of school books in use. READERS, SPELLERS, PRIMERS, DICTIONARIES, GRAMMARS, GEOGRAPHIES, — - ARITHMETICS, MATHEMATICS, ALGEBRA, GEOMETRY, HISTORY, RHETORIC, PHILOSOPHY, CHEMISTRY, BOTANY, GEOLOGY. ASTRONOMY, " ' HYGIENE, ELOCUTION, COMPOSITION, BOOK-KEEPING, Ac., Ac. The Noisy Carrier's Book and Stationery Co., HAVE CONSTANTLY ON HAND A COMPLBTB ASSORT meat of the above. SPELLERS. Sanders's Webster's Town's, McGuOVy's. READERS, Sanders's Ist, 'id, 3d, 4th, and Mh, Town's " " " " " '• McGuffey's " " " " ** Swan's •' " " " " ENGLISH GRAMMARS, Smith's Kirkham'i, Weld's Bullion's. —also— Andrews and Stoddard's Latin Grammar, Quaekeubos's Lessons in Knglish Composition, Elements of Geology, Newman's Rhetoric, Porter's Rhetorical Reader, Northand'i American Speaker, Zacho's American Speaker. ARITHM...
The Martyrdom Complete. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 May 1856
The Martyrdom Complete. " To the hush comes the bud ; the flower to the plain; But the brave and the pood come never again.* 1 The fit man, the fell purpose, a finger's pressure on the fatal trigger, and Crime makes the Patriot a martyr. A slight report, soon succeeded by silence, yet how wide-spread and mighty its effects ! A momentary flash, and then the shadow of sorrow fell on the hills and valleys of the .State, from the Sierra to the sea. Hope, striving with Fate, postponed for a season the coming of Despair, and then all was over. It was only left for her to point with tearful eyes to the upward path of the departed one. and with silent, sad gesture urge us to Catalans his example. Jamks Kino of William was dead to earth. The noble heart that had swelled with the glowing thoughts to which his pen gave utterance had ceased its throbbings. The souls his eloquence had stirred into indignation against Wrong and action lor the Right, bowed at his death with the sorrow that could n...
The Counter Movement. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 May 1856
The Counter Movement. It is rumored, we know not on what authority, that an organization is going on against the Vigilance Committee. The movement, if any there be. is based on what the Committee might do rather than on what they have done, and vague rumors are afloat of some unjustifiable action to be hereafter taken by that body. We cannot see the necessity for any such movement, even among those who do not approve the Committee's past action. If. as is asserted, any political organization is to grow out of the Vigilance Committee, it will be time enough to oppose it when it actually makes its appearance. The only consequence that can at present ensue from a counter organization is bloodied—certainly a consummation which no patriot can desire. There has been no such excitement or hasty action as is naturally productive of regret and reaction. All is now quiet, and if order be disturbed it will not be by the Vigilance Committee. We last week expressed onr conviction that the Commit...
The San Mateo Outrage. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 May 1856
The San Mateo Outrage. The actors in the late frauds at San Mateo mus not go unpunished. Still less must those who hsv. been elevated to position and power by tbe dis graceful incidents of that election be permitted tt reap the rewards of their audacity and crime. Hen is a field for Law to vindicate itself in prompt ant efficient action. Let not the opportunity pass un improved. For if we would have order, we musl bave justice as a consequence of legal action. Wt do not wish soon to see another week like the past We do not wish again to see the people compelled to do the work for which they pay officials. Bu' better months of such action than submission t&lt; wrong. And we warn those whose duty it is t&lt; proceed in this matter to act, unless they wish t&lt; lose all future opportunity for action.
A Week of Wo. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 May 1856
A Week of Wo. The exciting scenes of Sunday gave place, on Monday and Tuesday, to a quiet rendered the more complete by the encouraging symptoms in the case of Mr. King. The only evidence of any new cause of anxiety lay in the closing of Merchant street to all save pedestrian passers, and the request that all whose business might call them into the vicinity of the room of the wounded man wonld maintain as much quiet as possible in their movements. On Wednesday morning it was announced that Mr. King was in a very precarious state. A state of painful anxiety ensued, which was terminated by the announcement, at an early hour in the afternoon, that James Kino or William was dead. It needed no bulletin in Montgomery street to announce the sad intelligence. It was written on the countenance of almost every passer in gloomy characters. The places of business in the vicinity were at once closed, and an hour did not elapse ere the symbols of sorrow shadowed many a door throughout the city. A...
Aid the Widow and the Orphans. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 May 1856
Aid the Widow and the Orphans. We cheerfully give place to the following, and hope that the opportunity which the liberality of Messrs. Haley &amp; Thompson affords may be extensively improved. The family of Mr. King aro now tbe children of the State, and cannot be too carefully cherished. Railboad Hotel and Restaurants, ) San Francisco, 23d May, 1856. ( Editors Wide West :—We propose to devote the total receipts of our establishment on Si muv, Mat 25th, r ur the benefit of the widow and orphan children of James King of William. Will you please call attention to tbe fact, that many who would gladly contribute to so worthy a cause, but who cannot afford to do so in cash, may have the opportunity of including a donation in the price of their meals, and that other* may joiu in ou that day to increase the amount donated to the widow and fatherless. Yours respectfully, Halbv A Thompson.
A Reminiscence. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 May 1856
A Reminiscence. A short time after the failure of Adams &amp; Co. and Cage, Bacon &amp; Co., James Kino op William commenced a series of letters in one of the city papers, in which it was intended to give a full statement of his connection with and knowledge of the affairs of the former house. That series of letters was suddenly and provokingly suspended, and in a communication to the Wide West a correspondent signing himself " Inquirer " alluded to the dis continuance of those letters in a manner imputing improper motives to Mr. King. On the morning after its publication, a gentleman called at our office and requested to see the editor, and his desire was complied with. That gentleman was Mr. King, with whom the writer had previously had no acquaintance. We arc free to admit that our prepossessions were not in his favor, and to the explanations which he proffered in a frank, clear style, we listened with incredulity at first; a feeling which subsequently gave way to...
Pro and Con. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 May 1856
Pro and Con. We received recently the following rnmmunication from a Mbscriber al Marys villi-, ai-ciinipmuiug a tract on * Tin- Institution and Observance of the Sabbath : Messrs. KniToa-s: The tract which I send you with this will. I think, mnplv repay v&lt;m f.ir the trouble "f readme it. I earnestly h--|k- mid' pray that lit reading it you may lie coiivinctd nf its truth. I remain,' Yours n »|M-ctfully, Oxtxro. Wis have |KTiised the tract in question can-fully, but find no point in it which we hud not long since noted and considered. Our opinions on the Sabbath question were not hastily formed, and cannot he changi-d in any sudden manner. We thank Onesto for the trouble he has taken in our Ix-half, but must still differ from him in opinion on this question. The other communication is of quite a different character. It will Ik- km that our course does not suit the radicals on either side, which to us is the best evidence that our views were correct. The other writer says ...
Burgoyne & Co.'s Affairs. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 May 1856
Burgoyne &amp; Co.'s Affairs. I We have received the following commnnication from a subscriber, at Mokcluninc Hill : Messrs. Ei.itors.—At the time of the failures of the different banking institutions in Sbr Francisco, February ISSS, the house of Burjroyne a. Co. closed doors likewise Nothing has been beard of the firm aince. Should yoii be able togire any information in regard to the affairs of said hrm in the next issue of your widely circulated sheet you would oblige, A Sibscribkr. ' V. B, W hat course should a certificate holder of said Inrm pursue? The exciting events of the past week have left us little time to attend to anything but observing and recording them, and we are consequently unable to reply as fully and satisfactorily to the forcgoin" as we could desire. We understand, however, that arrangements were made to pay depositors, and that Mr. John V. Plume, one of the firm, now in New York, is a man pecuniarily responsible. Will some one who is posted send us inf...
To Readers and Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 May 1856
To Readers and Correspondents. We have omitted one or two of our usual departr ments this week, in order to make room for the particulars of the exciting events that have occurred recently in this city. A variety of communications are necessarily laid over, for which our correspondents will, we trust, bear with us. New Publications.—We have received from T. B. Peterson, Philadelphia, a copy of a new book, just issued from his press, entitled the " Pictorial Ufe and Adventures of Jack Adams."
The Vigilance Committee. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 May 1856
The Vigilance Committee. The Herald of this city, in one or two sophistical articles displaying more ability than candor, endeavors to convince its readers that the action of the Vigilance Committee is all wrong on abstract principles, and conjures up a phantom of what the members of that Committee may become if they are to go on in their conduct The Herald's argument resembles that of the " sea-lawyer," or wise one among sailors, who, after a messmate has been flogged for a trifling crime, insists that it can't be dove— that such punishment is illegal. "Well, they did do it, anyhow," was the reply. If such action as the Vigilance Committee have taken were legal, there would be no such crisis in our affairs as that just concluded. If the laws had been administered with the firmness, purity of motive, and promptness with which their action has been taken, that action would never have been necessary. It was necessary that something effective should be done, and the people preferred lo...
The Day of Doom. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 25 May 1856
The Day of Doom. Th ore was something in the choice of the day on whicli tiie two criminals met their fate which o|&gt;crated unpleasantly on tiie finer feelings of human nafure. It sccim-d hanlly fit that the day solemn used hy the last rite* to the martyr Kirn;, should also number among its occurrences the execution ol two munlerere. Yet on reflection it will lie seen that in this, as in all their previous action, the Vigilance Committee were guided by no hasty impulse, but followed the dictates of a wise and calm consideration. TbelJrand Jury had hurried through an indictment, und the preliminary steps were licing taken for action by the authorities in resuming piwsession of the persons of tbe prisoner-'. (Taaaeecssful as this attempt would undoubtedly have proved, it might have been attended with blood shed, a consummation which the Committee were bound to avert. Hut there won- other considerations which in our view, though less weighty than the foregoing, are still suff...