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Wanted—A Wife. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856
Wanted—A Wife. San Francisco, June Ist, 1856. MtssßS. Eoitors : I want a wife! Now, if any of you were a lady and single, it might be of service to me just to mention this lact to you as if you only chote to do so, you could supply this want. But as neither of you is a lady all you can do for me is to ussist me with your advice (for an Editor is supposed to understand everything and to know how it ought to be done) and to lay my case before your lady readers. Ye Gods! (especially ye who attend to such matters) grant that some compassionate fair one may be among the number, and if happily she, like me, has wished for a comj panion in life's journey, but has not found one—it only requires two to make a bargain—" enough said." Here I am—alone in this country—yes, confound it— alone. And as if I didn't f think of it often enough of my own accord the lady I board with has given me a double bed to sleep in. I have worked hard here—but have not been successful —there's another thing you se...
Suicide of "Yankee Sullivan." [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856
Suicide of "Yankee Sullivan." Francis Murray, afiss James Sullivan, better known as " Yankee," was found dead in bis cell, at the rooms of the Vigilance Committee, on Saturday morning, May 31. Soon after his arrest, be was informed that he would be sent back to Sydney, from whence he escuiicd in IS3S, and this seemed completely lo break him down nnd unman him. Yesierdiiy morning, about half past live o'clock he spoke to the guard who was attending him, and said he had a horrid dream during the night; that he dreannsl he was hung, and had suffered terribly. One of the guard told him that he would not be hung, w hen he said that he knew it About half past eight o'clock, upon entering his cell to carry his breakfast, he was found dead, an artery in his left arm having been severed above the elbow. He was soon nfter delivered over to the Coroner. It is probable that the instrument with which the deed was done, was the case-knife with which his dinner was eaten on Friday, and which had b...
A Parallel for the Herald. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856
A Parallel for the Herald. The Trinity Timet emulates the Hrra/d of this city iv its account of the late exciting scenes, with the difference that what the latter called an " affray," the former in a tasteful vein of humor terms a "comical scene"! Mow the misstatements that follow could have appeared surprises us. for the editor of the Times could not have been ignorant of the fact that Casey i//i/ not apply to Mr. King for an " explanation." and of course it could not have lieen refused He visited him to threaten and overawe him. and failing in that, assassinated him. Surely the responsible editor of the Trmsl could not have written the follow ing shameful paragraph : There have been comical scenes enacted at San Francisco within a few days past. It seems that some difficulty existed between one King and one Casey. The brother of King, who was ill the habit of styling himsell James King of Wm., aud editor of the Baa Francisco Beenhng Bulletin, embarked in the quarrel, and in a bitt...
The Evening Bulletin. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856
The Evening Bulletin. However little consolation the enemies of the late editor of this paper may have found in the events which have occurred since his decease, they unques- tionably expected lhat the influence and circulation of the Bulletin would decrease in consequence of the taking away of its master-spirit. Hut here they have Wn disappointed. In Thomas S. King, the present editor of that paper, we recognize a successor to his brother, who already evinces the fearlessness and integrity which characterized him whose name is now that of a martyr. It would not have surprised us had the circulation of our evening cotemporary fallen off somewhat in consequence of the late overwhelming misfortune; even had it done so, it would still have been far in advance of its competitors ; but it.s published statement shows the surprising fact that since the death of its editor the paper has actually advanced in circulation inic thousand copies. It is gratifying; to record the success of a cotem...
GENERAL GOSSIP. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856
GENERAL GOSSIP. * * The London Illustrated Times gays:—" I have seen private letters from the Crimea, which speak in the most extraordinary way of the suffering at present undergone by the French army. It seems to be agreed by all that a frightful mortality is certainly raging. Some of these letters state that the French soldiers are actually in rags, that they come and collect theofful and broken meat rejected by our troops, and one letter goes so far as to state that several French soldiers had been seen begging in our lines for food. If these accounts be true, which I take the liberty to very much doubt, they contrast oddly' enough with the description of the recent /&lt;■&lt;« in Paris and the statistical accounts of the Imperial Prince's layette, Ac, which have filled the columns of French and English newspapers." * * Mrs. Emma Willard, of Troy, possesses a new remedy for sea-sickness, which consists in forcibly expelling the impure air from the lungs, and filli...
FUN, FACT AND FANCY. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856
FUN, FACT AND FANCY. The Rev. Sydney Smith once said, in writing of kissing : "We are in favor of a certain amount of shyness when a kiss is proposed, but it should not be continued too long ; and when the fair one gives it, let it be administered with warmth and energy. Let there be some soul in it. If she close her eyes and sigh deeply immediately after it, the effect is greater. Sne should be careful not to slobber a kiss, but give it as a humming bird runs his bill into a honeysuckle—deep but delicate. There is much virtue in a kiss, when well delivered. We have had the memory of one we received in our youth which lasted us forty years, and we believe it will be one of the last things we will think of when we die." Kid Gloves.—Comparatively few of the immense number of gloves sold as " kid" merit that designation. White dress-leather gloves, both for gentlemen and ladies, are very frequently—indeed, most frequently—made of lamb-skin. Dark-colored leather gloves are frequently ma...
LIST OF POSTOFFICES AND POSTMASTERS [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856
LIST OF POSTOFFICES AND POSTMASTERS In California, June Ist. 1856. Aqua Frio, Mariposa county, B. P. Whitney. Alameda, Alameda county, A. J. Barber. Allium, Contra Costa county, John M. Jones. Alvurudo, Alameda county, H. C. Smith. Angel's Camp, Calaveras county, J. C. Scrfbner. Auburn, Placer county, R. Gordon. Alpha, Nevada county, A. J. Alston. Antioch, Contra Costa, G. Brown. American Ranch, Shasta county, T. A. Freeman. Aqueduct City, Amador county, J. J. Ellet. Belmont, San Francisco, M. Flashner. Benicia, Solano county, T. T. Hooper. Bidwell's Bar, Butte county, P. W. Worstrum. Big Bar, Trinity county, Wm. Coddington. Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne county, Jas. W. Butler. Bodega, Sonoma county, J. M. Miller. Bottle Hill, El Dorado county, 8. M. Jamison. Bondville, Mariposa county, Stephen Bond. Brooklyn; Alameda county, Brush Creek, Butte county, D. O. Martin. Buck-port, Humboldt county, W. Roberts. Buckner, Sacramento county, James Buckner. Buckeye, Yolo county, J. M. Charles. Cache...
List of Post-Offices in Oregon and Washington Territories. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856
List of Post-Offices in Oregon and Washington Territories. Albany, Linn county, 0. T., John Fofter, Postmaster. Amity, Yamhill, 0. T., Joseph Watt Astoria, Clatsop, O. T., T. P. Powera. Ashland Mills, Jackson, 0. T , Bloomington, Polk, O. T., A. V. McCarty. Burlington, Linn, O. T., James Martin. Uruceville, Pacitlc, W. T., Bridgeport, Polk, O. T., Charles lluhbard. Brockville, Clackamus, O. T., Butteville, Marion, O. T., C. Roop. Calapovia, Linu, 0. T., H. L. Brown. Cascades, Columbia, W. T , J. 11. Bush. Cathlamet, Columbia, W. T., James Riuin. Central, Linn, 0. T., Joel Kitrhum. Champoeg, Marion, 0. T., J. Randall. Chenook, Pacific, W. T., W. Hall. Cornallis, Benton, O. T , James 11. Slater. Cottage Grove, Lane, O. T., Cincinnati, Polk, 0. T., Joshua Shaw. Clackamus, Clackamus, O. T., Clatsop, Clutsop, O. T., Cow.itx, , 0. T., K. 1). Warhass. CanoiiTille, Douglass, 0. T., J Roberts. Canema, Clackamus, O. T., Castle Rock, I'acitic, W. I_ Wm. Huutington. Dallas, Polk, 0. T., J. 11. ...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856
NOW IS THE TIME TO SUBSCRIBE! Commencement of the Third Volume. ONLY FOUR DOLLARS A YEAR: The Wine WrsT is now in the third year of its existence, and having been before the public for a period sufficiently extended to enuble the mass of newsiwper readers to ascertain its characteristic- and fttrm their own opinion as to ita merits, its proprietors do not deem it necessary to enter into un extended notice of its objects and the means by which they are to be attained. It wi 11 con tin tie to uphold the Right," and to sutirixe I'retension and Corruption, whether it be in the person of a "merchant prince" or a prominent politician. In its News Department, it will be found correct and complete. In the Literary Department, the pens that have hitherto been employed will cuntinue to address its readers, and will be aided from time to time by new contributors, as our arrangements become complete. On affairs of the day, as heretofore, the Wide West will be candid and free of speech—concealin...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856
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ASSASSINATION OF JAMES KING OF WIXLIAM BY JAMES CASEY. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856
ASSASSINATION OF JAMES KING OF WIXLIAM BY JAMES CASEY. The above brutal murder occurred on the 14th of May, at the corner of Montgomery and Washington streets. Mr. King was crossing the street diagonally when Casey asked him, "Are you armed?" and throwing off his cloak at the same moment, discharged his revolver, and again cocked it and held it in readiness to use again. Mr. King staggered into the Pucific Express office, exclaiming, "0! lam shot." Casey picked up his cloak, and was hurried away by his friends to the station-house, whence he was afterwards conveyed in a curriage to the county jail.
Protection. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856
Protection. THE OLDEST INHABITANT. " California is a rough country." What remark is oftener made and what can be more true? It is rough in the mountains, but there it is the gold is found. The character and manners of a part of its population are rough, but among them there are many " rough diamonds" that only require polishing to make them ornaments and valuable members of any society. The rough treatment and rubs and jolts they meet with occasionally, however, make the good points of their character flash forth just as hard knocks bring sparks from flints. But with this roughness and its effects in general, or its causes, we have little to do, and leaving future historians to describe it and philosophers to account for and remedy it, we here only intend mentioning a single incident caused by it. Sonora is a mining town in the central portion of the State, and has been called the capital of the Southern mines. It is situated in a beautiful valley, on the banks of a creek, or arroyo...
THE DOOM OF THE FELONS.—HANGING OF CORA AND CASEY IN FRONT OF THE VIGILANCE COMMITTEE ROOMS. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856
THE DOOM OF THE FELONS.—HANGING OF CORA AND CASEY IN FRONT OF THE VIGILANCE COMMITTEE ROOMS. The above view was taken from Davis street. On the right is Commercial street, (at Ixuig Wharf,, ou the left Sacramento street. On the latter street, about midway in the block, arc ihe raanei "i" ta*Vigfasnas Ooaaa^fane, in front of which an' hanging the bodies of Casey at d Cora, lietween Ihe street on winch the men were BBS* ruled and Commercial, a large space is vacant and partly I covered with water. 0:1 this lot and all around it spec- | tutors were collected to Ihe number of i;.,is r more. | At the same time, when the felons met their doom, the | body of the victim of the crime of one of them was pt.v-.ing to the tomb through another part ot the city. The bodies j of the two criminals were interred by their friends a few days iiftcrwurd. For further particulars we refer the reader lo other portions of this paper.
FUNERAL PROCESSION OF JAMES KING OF WILLIAM. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856
FUNERAL PROCESSION OF JAMES KING OF WILLIAM. The runeral procession of Mr .!»&gt;,,, v ,x aawhich took place on Thursday, «" " ™ "" imposing demonstration lhat has ever , 1 ' f the mOSt Francisco. The places of business were a.l"Jti ' U T large proportion of the buildings in the c i t d , mourning. We have preferred to give the view l" accompanying form to representing it i„ Ita through the streets, as in that case no perfect ttteaofS. details could be given. Its route was from Re* M Cutlet's church, on Stockton street, to Washington, thence down lo Montgomery, thence to Rush, and tip Bash to the Lone Mountain Cemetery. The time occupied in passing a point while in Montgomery street, was f..rt\ minutos. The following was the order of the procession : The Masonic fraternity, in regalia, with the Royal Arch Chapter. The officiating Clergymen, in a carriage. Drs. (iruy und Hammond, attending Physicians to the late Mr. King. The Hearse, drawn by four white horses, richly caparis...
DIED. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856
DIED. On the 16th Inst., at his residence in this place, Mr. David Grkkn, after forty-eight hours illness of a severe diarrhoea, aged 82 years and 6 mnnthß. His friends and acquaintances are requested to attend his funeral this (Thursday) afternoon, at 8 o'clock, P. M., without further notice.
MARRIED. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856
MARRIED. On Thursday evening, by Rev. Mr. "sermon, Mr. Jambs Corking, formerly second mate of the clipper ship Sea Scud, and who also served with distinction as a teamster on Taylor's line in the Mexican war, and the present Sheriff of Tuolumne county, to Mrs. Mart A. Orekh, formerly of Missouri. [A bottle of Champagne and " trimmings" accompanied this notice, for which receive our editorial thanks. —Ed.]
DELIVERY BY THE AUTHORITIES OF CASEY AND CORA TO THE VIGILANCE COMMITTEE. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856
DELIVERY BY THE AUTHORITIES OF CASEY AND CORA TO THE VIGILANCE COMMITTEE. The above view was taken from tbe heights on the east side of Kearny street, at its intersection with Broadway. The large building on tbe right is at the northwest corner of the two streets named. The street on which the carriages, horsemen and military appear, is Rroaoway. The small building on the right, (facing the picture,) from which a file of soldiers is marching b&gt; the carriage, is the county jail. It is situated on an embankment and is approached by badly constructed steps, which were originally used at the gallows on which a Mexican was hung on Russian Hid some years since. The house next to the jail, on which men with muskets are seen standing, was occupied by a detachment of riflemen. Its roof commands that of the jail, and the guard which the authorities had stationed on tbe latter building were not allowed to leave their position till Casey and Cora were delivered up. In front of the ja...
The Sunday Press. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856
The Sunday Press. Human nature is a curious contrivance, contradictory and paradoxical always and everywhere. The reception given, in many quarters, to our Sunday literature, is one of the noticeable exhibitions of this inconsistency. Issued on Saturday evening, having furnished employment to honest industry during the allotted six (lays of toil, it is designed for the entertainment nnd instruction of a large class of our community who, above all the rest, most deserve nnd need them. Kdited with conspicuous ability, laying under tribute tor their columns some of our best literary talent, interspersing with their love tales and amusing jests many a word of wisdom and intellectual improvement, such journals as the Atlas, Times, Courier, Leader, Dispatch, and Merruri/, are agents of positive worth in our social economy. Admirably adapted to existing wants, they serve no inconsiderable degree in the development and progress of the popular mind. Yet, because that others, who choose to pa...
The Latest! [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 1 June 1856
The Latest! Interference of the Federal Authorities. The anticipated interference of the Federal Authorities has not taken place, and is now not likely to occur. So the Vigilance Committee may be regarded as firmly established till the organization is no longer necessary.