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A Week of Wo. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 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 closiug 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 would 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 op 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 nn hour did not elapse ere the symbols of sorrow shadowed many a door throughout the city. A...

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The Vigilance Committee. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856

The Vigilance Committee. The Herald „f this city, in one or two sophisttcal 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 logged for a Irilling crime, insists that it can't be done—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 tbe 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 to...

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The Feeling of the Foreign Population. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856

The Feeling of the Foreign Population. The intensity ot 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 pa|iors printed in other than the Knglish language in our city expressed themselves plainly on the subject in their first publications after the commission of Ciwv's latest crime, and avowed their regret that immediate punishment hud not succeeded it. And as soon as it was ascertained that a reorganization ot 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 on tragi's as the foreign population ; and their ready offer of co-o|>cration, though not a necessity, c...

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A Reminiscence. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856

A Reminiscence. A short time after the failure of Adams A- Co. and Cairo. BaCBS) A Co., .lamks Kino ok William commenced a series of letters iv one of the eitv papen, la 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 aaaasaaM, ami in a communication to the Wiok Wkst a OOJTeflpoadent signing himself ■ Imjuircr" alluded to the discontinuance of those letters in a manner imputing improper motives to Mr. King. On the morningafter its publication, a gentleman called at our office and requested to sty the iilitor. and his desire was complied with. That gentleman was Mr. King, with whom the writer had previously had no acquaintance. We are free to admit that onr prepossessions wore not in his favor, ami to the explanations which he proffered in a frank, clear style, we listened with inenilulitv at first ; a hiding which subsequently gave way to 11 ' viction that in t...

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The Martyrdom Complete. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856

The Martyrdom Complete. "To the bosh ewnes the bud ; the flower to the pUin; But the brave and the good 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 aud 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. Ho]«, 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 emulate his example. James 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. 'Ilie souls his eloquence had stirred into indignation against Wrong and action for the Kight, bowed at his death with the sorrowthat could not ...

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The Day of Doom. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856

The Day of Doom. There was something in tho choice of the <lav on which tho two oriniinuls mot tlioir fate whicli o|>Brated unpleasantly on the finer feelings of hiiinun nature, lt seemed hardly fit that tho day solcmni/od liv the lost rites to the martyr Kirn;, should also numlier among its occurrence-; the execution of two murderers. Yet on reflection it will tn- seen that in this, as in all their previous action, the Vigilance Committee nore guided by no hasty impulse, but followed the dictates of a wise and calm consideration. The Grand tlnry had hurried through an indictment, and the preliminary stc|w were being taken for action by the authorities in resuming possession of tho jiorsons of the prisoners. I'nsuocessful as this attempt would undoubtedly have proved, it might have been attended with bloodshod, a consummation which the Committee were bound Ui avert. Hut there were other considerations which in our view, though loss weighty than tho foregoing, a...

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The Suspension of Law. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856

The Suspension of Law. If there l>e any who look upon the event.-; which have recently occurred in this city, in the light ol retributive acts for the particular crimes which have in the persons of < 'asoy and Cora been punished, to them we would say that their view of the scenes through which we have passed, has been both su|iorlicial and narrow. Nor is that light a ■Nftof one which represents the action taken as a revolution. Revolutions end either in anarchy or the establishment of a new form of government. Neither of these will be the result of the late movement. It is true that Justice has stepped in to exercise the prerogatives which the people had hitherto assigned to Law. Such an assumption of power can only be justified ou the ground of immediate necessity and almost perfect unanimity. These conditions it cannot be denied were the concomitants of the past crisis. The crisis over, our citizens will return to their occupations. The musket and bayonet hav...

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The Felon and the Fallen. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 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 pnblic opinion, 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 Mr...

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Two Things to be Thought of. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 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 ITsrifatia. he used this language to one standing by his side : "If I die. I trust tho citizens of Sun 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 lie avenged - is another testimony to the noble, disinterested nature ol the man. This up|ieal we are certain will not lie made in vain, should its response become necessary—which may Heaven avert. The widow and orphan arc over blessed objects for charity, but iv this case how much more so, in Is-iiig the relicts of him who lived a patriot, and should In-not lie spared, w ill die a martyr. It needs no wools of ours to bring this matter home to the hearts of our community. Hut there is another duty which may as probably fall to our lot. We sincerely ...

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The Day and the Deed. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856

The Day and the Deed. On Sunday, the 24th of August. 1861, the Vigilance Committee of San Francisco took, without UoeaaJaui in the act, Whittaker and McKcnzie from the hands of the authorities, ami in half an hour more their spirits were no longer habitants of earth. There has lieen BO reason to regret the course pursued by the Committee on that occasion : and no sorrow need ever have lieen 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 ami its results; in the hope that our future may yet be worthy of the true men who have built up our city and State, we cal nil v 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 fo...

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Scene in a Parisian Tailor's Store. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856

Scene in a Parisian Tailor's Store. Tailor.— Your clothes, sir, will be scut home this evening. Gent.— But, my dear sir, you haven't my address or my measure. Tailor. —That's of no consequence, for the perfection of my machine renders them useless. Fe kind enough to give me your baptismal name, and , the thing is accomplished. I

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" If This be Treason, Make the Most of it!" [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856

" If This be Treason, Make the Most of it!" An attempt has been made during the past week to obtain the co-operation of the U. S. Army and Nary officials in aiding the authorities to obtain possession of the persons now held by the Vigilance- Committee. We hope they will refuse to lend their aid to any such movement. There is no. necessity for any armed interference in our affairs, and the dissatisfaction of a few humldcd civic authorities furnishes no just ground for such a course of conduct. Order exists, and law is allowed to take its course where such course is not clearly contrary to tbe dictates of justice. The people arc satisfied with the conduct of the Committee; aud our civil and military authorities should remember that their power is not inherent in them, but is delegated to them by those upon whom it is now proposed that they shall exert it. What is the object of this movement ? To obtain possession of some of the most notorious ruffians in existence. And for what purpo...

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"Reaction." [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856

"Reaction." Tho llerultl und Sun of this city, with that microscopic ]>owor of observation lor which they an' noted, and which in the present crisis is m gerTiccahle. have lieeome aware day by day that "a reaction has commenced." and, as in duty bound, they have given the intelligence to their reader- in all the complacency with which journals usually announce tacts, when "no other paper has the news." It is true thut no " action" has accompanied this "reaction." It is lrue that no paper which had given its support to the Committee has relaxed one iota in that support. It is undeniable that the majority and the liest of the journals in the State have not only sustained the course of the Committee thus far. but are earnestly urging' it to further and more complete action—to a reorganization of our city's political condition. Hut with the sophistry in which alone they can find support they still keep up the cry that " reaction has commenced." The continuous " commencement" ...

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A Floral Fancy. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856

A Floral Fancy. A friend, who has traveled over a large portion of the Slate recently, was struck by the fact that in many districts the flowers are almost uniformly of one color, and spread themselves out in vast patches of red, white, yellow or blue. Being an ardent admirer of flowers, and having devoted much time and attention to their culture, he fell to pondering on this peculiarity, and the fanciful idea struck him that perhaps it could be made available in raising flowers of whatever color the floriculturist might prefer. It is well known that the attention of scientific gardeners has for a long period been directed to the production of a Una daklia, but the success hitherto attendant on their experiments lias been of a character which has placed those attempting it in a position rivaling that of the visionaries who have spent years in a vain search for the principle of perpetual motion. The conclusion at which our friend arrived was this : Let those persons interested in the...

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To the Public. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856

To the Public. When thme who rule 1" cannot write. No pcs ea» stand lhe ristors might. The necessities of the time demand reaction. This end can only I« attained by men who ha\e math their mark iv the history or their country. It cannot be denied that the projectors of the movement we are abont. to announce have heretofore played a prominent part in politics. Who else have stood by the ballot-box at every election ? What other voters have polled half the votes numbered in the lists that bear the names they have registered ? Who else have risked their lives in de- fending the privilege of unlimited suffrage? To whom are the public indebted for the past blessings they have enjoyed ? Jjy whom has our city lieen placed in the prond position she now occupies f Let those familiar with her history reply. We recognize the Press as an important element in our undertaking. But as we desire sneeess to attend our enterprise, we have chosen a field comparatively nnoecupied. There ore but two eve...

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The Execution of Graham [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856

The Execution of Graham On Friday last, the execution ef Graham by the officers of the law took place ia the yard of the county jail. The authorities did wisely in making the execution private, aud we trust the precedent will regulate the future. Graham, it is gratifying to know, manifested contrition for his crime, and acknowledged the justice of his sentence, attributing his fate to his own bad habits. The murder of which he was convicted was of the most atrocious character—even so much so as to lie remarkable in a State w hose records show a most revolting list of horrible crimes. He met his fate with remarkable coolness, ami, it is stated. manifested less emotion than many of the spectators. Owing to Busman agement in adjusting the noi.se. his sufferings were prolonged and severe, and nearly a quarter of an hour elapsed before it was evident that they were over. It is a singular fact that Casey, whose doom preceded that of Graham, was mainly instrumental in procuring the respite...

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The Work must Go On. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856

The Work must Go On. It is not wonderful thai anion": a few of those wlio have hitherto sustained the Vigilance Committee. there nhfiahl be sonic hesitation in going on with tbe work which has Urn so bravely commenced. The responsibility assumed was a fearful one, and some of those supporting popular action were placed in more prominent positions than they had ever before occupied. That they should pause momentarily was to be expected. The number of those who have thus hesitated has been but small, but every effort is made by the opposing party to lilt 11 ami it. under the cry of" reaction." To these few we have some words to say. We would ask them—Has a deed been committed by the Kxecntire Committee which you would wish to recall? Is there not yet much to do? If. then, a good work has lieen done, and no act committed of which any need lie ashamed, is it not reasonable to suppose that in the work yet to be done the same counsels will prevail among the men who hay a already done so m...

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The Order Born of Justice. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856

The Order Born of Justice. If there has been a phase of the Vigilance Com-mit!.-e's action which has been more annoying to its opponents than its complete success—or one that has irritated them to a greater extent than the overwhelming expression of popular sympathy whicli has sustained it—it is that they are unable to stigmatize its course as the action of a mob— that they have utterly failed to provoke it to the commission of a single outrage. Its action has been withoot law, and they would fain have also chronicled the absence of order. Hut that pleasure has been denied them. The action of the Committee has been o.« deliberate and justifiable as it has been thorough and decided. And the names of those who were among the Tea Party of Boston harbor, in the days of the Revolution, are not more honored now, when they are identified, than will be those of the Committee of Vigilance of San Francisco, in California's future. Is there a man among us who for years can recal a single insta...

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The Herald on the Vigilance Committee of 1851. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856

The Herald on the Vigilance Committee of 1851. AYe give below extracts from editorial articles which appeared in the San Francisco Herald, daring the summer ol 1851. It will be seen that the "rounds °n which the Vigilance Committee of that year were justified arc eqaaHy potent now. It is true that the circumstances are not strictly analogous, but if we rightly understand the Hcrnltl't present position, it objects to the Committee because it is an illegal body, and its members are not responsible in the manner in which those in authority are customarily held to responsibility. But certainly if a body of eight or nine hundred men were in 1851 justified in taking the execution of law in this city into their own hands against strong Opposition; a society numbering near three thousand, and whose numbers could have lieen doubled had necessity called or opportunity lieen afforded for such increase, had like justification for similar conduct, particularly when it is considered that the oppo...

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The Suicide of Sullivan. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856

The Suicide of Sullivan. In another column we publish the particulars of the suicide of Snllivn,, » ■ . rt ■ •->uiu\an. A variety of false reports were circulated yesterday ia reference to it, with a v,ew to prejudicing the |ngt the yj ance ( amm«*x. ft was asserted that to-day had b,en set apart for h,s ex C c,„i on . that he had been denied the consolations of rpi;„;„„ j „ - . , ~ . rell K'°n; and other equally false and maltcons statements were in circulation. Ihcse stories were Wortl of sources, and obtained little credence. We cannot regard the decease of this man a? m public calamity. His deeds were evil, mm} his end has lieen a fearful one. First a convict, then pan of the most notorious ruffians in New York, whose bullying protiensities were only checked by his encountering one more powerful than himself in the brutal art to which his life was mainly devoted, he has lately cursed California with his presence, and hoe Completed his career of crime. His death awaken...

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