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Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 8 June 1856
SCHOOL BOOKS. Noisy Carrier's Book and Stationery Co., INVITE THE ATTENTION OE SCHOOL TEACHERS Scholars, and Dealers, to their assortment on hand and eon?tant supply of all the favorite series ot school books iD use. READERS, SPELLERS, PRIMERS, DICTIONARIES, GRAMMARS, GEOGRAPHIES, MATHEMATICS, ARITHMETICS, ALGEBRA, GEOMETRY, HISTORY, RHETORIC, PHILOSOPHY, CHEMISTRY, BOTANY, ASTRONOMY, GEOLOGY, HYGIENE, ELOCUTION, COMPOSITION, BOOK-KEEPING, Ac, Ac, Ac., Ac. The Noisy Carrier's Boole and Stationery Co, HAVE CONSTANTLY ON HAND A COMPLETE ASSORTment of the above. SPELLERS. Bandera's Webster's Town's, McGuffey's. READERS, Sanders's Ist, 2d, Si, 4th, and sth, Town's " " " " " " McGuffey's M «« «* •« •&gt; Swan's " " " " " " ENGLISH GRAMMARS, Smith's Kirkhams, Weld's Bullion's. —also— Andrews and Stoddard's Latin Grammar, Quackcnbos s Lessons in English Composition, Elements of Geology, Newman's Rhetoric, Porter's Rhetorical Reader, Northend'a American Speaker /.actio s American Sp...
The Idolatry of Law. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 8 June 1856
The Idolatry of Law. To listen to the pleadings of the presses who support the •• law and order" side of the question which now engrosses the popular attention, one would suppose that all the rights which Americans enjoy were derived from some documents liled in State archives, and that in case of those documents being destroyed, the rights which are in them recorded and classified cease to exist, and anarchy reigns. It never apjiears to enter into the thoughts of these sophists that those instruments were the work of men originally, and that by men they can be modified as by men they were created, and the same right which we have to alter or remodel those documents, givts us authority to act when those authorities are perverted or trampled on by the officers whose sworn du.y it is to execute them. The Constitution of tlic State of California is one of the most enlightened and liberal instruments of its kind in existence. The laws under whicli we live, though faulty, are not more so...
A Hint on Hydraulic Mining. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 8 June 1856
A Hint on Hydraulic Mining. Most of our readers are probably familiar with the mode of hydraulic mining pursued in the interior, how immense banks of dirt are in a few minutes torn down, and borne through the sluice to yield their glittering contents. This is generally accomplished by means of a head of water and hose. We do not remember, however, to have seen anything like the following noted as among the modes of hydraulic washing employed in our mines, and we copy it in the hope that it may prove a profitable experiment for some of our mining readers: Breaking d own BT Water.—Mr. Ewbank, in his work on Brazil, relates that mountains in some of the mining districts of Brazil are often broken down by the simple yet philosophical plan of digging wells into them, and in the rainy „ea*ou tilling them with water by means of gutters. By this device the hydrostatic pressure ot the liquid columns lorces off masses from the face ol the mountains, which would require hundreds of men tor mon...
Constitutional Rights. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 8 June 1856
Constitutional Rights. The Constitution of the State of California opens with the following sections: 1. All men are by nature free and independent, and have certain inalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing and protecting property; and pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness. 2. All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for the protection, security and benefit of the people, and they have the right to alter or reform the same, whenever the public good may require it. We request those who imagine that they should heed the " General orders" of the bogus Major General who has called out the militia, to pause and ponder well on the above provisions of our fundamental law. Our laws are theoretically supposed to carry out the provisions of the Constitution ; our authorities are sworn to do so. Now, under the administration of our laws oy our present officials, have we had protection of lif...
Is the Work Done? [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 8 June 1856
Is the Work Done? There is no instance in history of great evils having been remedied hastily. Tiie work of reform must be properly- commenced, und firmly parried on, to attain the desired results. The evils that huve l&gt;ecn accumulating foryears ; the wrongs that have been legalized by precedent; the office-holders who have believed thnt their only duty was to be "smart," their only task to swindle the city. these cannot bo remedied in a week or a month. The re-organization of our society must proceed on a proper basis, slowly but surely to its perteetion. If we have endured with patience the outrages of legal action, we may certainly wait with patience for the consummation of a work that ha« been so bravely commenced, and so far, carried on without a single blunder. The Vigilance Committee was not born of n sudden necessity for the punishment of a particular crime—atrocious though that crime may have been. Its organization had been contemplated by thinking, right-feeling...
Intercepted Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 8 June 1856
Intercepted Correspondence. Otf the Heads, ) Thursday, May 5, 1856. f Editors Herald and Sun :—Your patriotic course is much admired in this section of country. In fifteen minutes I secured the following names to your subscription lists. The money will be paid to you by the gentlemen themselves immediately on their return to San Francisco. These are the names :— M. WulligaD, Alemau Charlie, G. Mallagher, Willi Kurni, Rail Rode Kar, Bulger. You have only to go on in the good work to secure the approbation of thousands of equal standing and influence with the above, Yours, Jcriscontemft.
The Course of the Wide West. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 8 June 1856
The Course of the Wide West. Messrs. Editors:—l am sorry to see that your valuable journal has abandoned that commendable work first undertaken with the first issue, viz.: breaking down the morbid reverence for " first citizens," and showing up vice in its true deformity. It would be folly in me to say it was for this alone I subscribed for your paper, for I think the great literary merit of the articles appearing in its columns warrants more than the exertious I have made to procure for it other support than my own, and leaves me free to chide the tone, while I am still an admirer of the style. And that I chide on good grounds, I trust to make manifest in this communication; for while I have in view your course and articles during the recent financial crisis in this State, and the attitude you at present occupy towards these same men who have formed a great firm, I am compelled to make the following charges: First, then, you bave expressed your abhorrence of this blind deference to...
LITERARY NOTICES. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 8 June 1856
LITERARY NOTICES. PLU-RI-BCB-TAH—A Song that's bt no Author. " A Deed without a Name." Perpetrated by Q. K. Philander Doesticks, P. B. For sale at the Noisy Carrier's Hook and Stationery Depot, Long Wharf. This is a poem in tbe measure of " Hiawatha," of which it can scarcely be said to be a parody, although that is doubtless one of the ends arrived at by its publication. It is more satirical and quite as humorous as any of the author's previous efforts, and there is a moral running through it which ita numerous readers would do well to study and apply. The book commences with , . THE AUTHOR'S APOLOOT. I refute to apologise. When I began this work, I assumed the right to distort facts, lo mutilate the records, lo belie history, to outrage common »enie, and to speak as I should please about all dignitaries, persons, places, and events, without the .lightest regard for truth or probability. I have done it. I intended to compose a story without plot, plan, or regard for the rules of gr...
CITY NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 8 June 1856
CITY NEWS. Dull.—ln such lively times ns these, one would scarcely imagine that there could be any such thing as dullness. But it is a fact that since the inauguration ofthe Vigilance Committee, all other local matters, and |.articuhirlv those of a character which are best appreciated by newspaper itemizers, have come to a dead stand-still. There are no crimes committed, and therefore no arrests made; nobody makes a row in the street aud is hauled off to the police office; not even a drunken man staggers his way through onr thoroughfares; and for quiet and good order, San Francisco was never in a better condition than she is now, notwithstanding the fact (if it is a fact, and Governor Johnson says it isi that she is in " a state of insurrection." It is a remarkable fuct that since the inauguration ofthe Vigilance Committee, there have been no victims of the "man traps" found floating in the bay; and we are inclined to believe that many of those cases, formerly attributed entirely to...
The Demonstration on the Plaza. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 8 June 1856
The Demonstration on the Plaza. Tlic la-it resort of tlic " reactionists" was the call ing of a mass meeting on the Plaza of all opposed to the action of the Vigilance Committee. Kuniors of the most terrible character were in circulation as to the results of this demonstration, hut it [Hissed off without any important eonseipiences. It took place on the afternoon of Monday. June Si, and was a very comical affair. None but legal gentlemen wen- very prominent in it. and the crowd only met their frequent attempts with derision and laughter. Col. Baker was received with shouts of contempt, but at lust succeeded in making himself hoard, but his eloquence was neutralized by the prominent display of such placards as " Bell Cora. SI 11.(1(10.'' A theatrical display by the same orator, of the American Hag. met the same success as his other efforts. On hoisting it. with a view to rallying the law and order forces under its folds, an ominous incident cecurred. The halyards gave way und the fla...
Wholesale Murder. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 8 June 1856
Wholesale Murder. One hundred nnd twenty human lives have been sacrificed to the avarice of the M iearagua Transit Co. out of the passengers who left New York to come to California by that line two months ago ! There is no language too strong to be used in reprobating the course pursued by the Company in this matter. The passengers were assured of safe and speedy passage, and when, on arriving at Greytown, it was found that they would be detained several weeks on the Isthmus, fifteen minutes were allowed for them to make up their minds to go back to New York ! Thus the great majority of them were forced to remain weeks in that deadly climate, and in consequence we have the above awful record of mortality. We trust that the public will show their sense of the inexcusable conduct of the Company by refusing to patronize the line hereafter till the representations of the agents arc , known to be in accordance with facts.
An Item that might have Appeared in the Sun. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 8 June 1856
An Item that might have Appeared in the Sun. It is seldom that we are called upon to record the departure of citizens so prominent, as those who have recently taken their leave Our city will feel the vacancy created by »he absence of Gen. Mulligan. Major Duane, Col. Woolly Kearny, and private Martin Gallagher. - Mofvesof delcacy" prevent our alluding to the reasons for the.r departure, but we are assured that several of our most prominent citizens ' approve the course they have now takeu. It will be long ere their names pass from our memory, and should they again bless us with their presence, we doubt not a grateful community will he ready to renew the polite attentions which have accompanied them in their departure.
THE WEEK'S AMUSEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 8 June 1856
THE WEEK'S AMUSEMENTS. Senor Delfino's Performances. —A series of performances in Legerdemain and the magic art have been given at the .Metropolitan Theatre during the week, by Senor Dellino. Some of his feats are very clever, und fair audiences have been in attendance. Metropolitan Tn bathe. —We learn that Mrs. Julia Dean Haynes will arrive on the next steamer, and has been engaged to appear ut this theatre. We shall welcome her arrival heartily, as the long period of dulncss, through which our amusements hi.ye struggled, will then be at un end. San Francisco Minstrels.—This troupe are still doing well. They announce a line programme for to-night, in which we note the extravaganza oi Forty Winks.
The Poisoned Chalice Held to their Own Lips. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 8 June 1856
The Poisoned Chalice Held to their Own Lips. 'I here is some sad satisfaction, while reviewing the events of the past month, in seeing how completely their crimes have become avengers of the wrongs the ballot-box stuffers, high and low, have inflicted on the people. They cannot tell an indignant community that the polls arc the proper instruments for reform, when the damning crime of corrupting elections is so clearly brought home to them, fa the shouts of derision which greeted the buncomb attempts at eloquence on the Plaza on Monday last when the orators attempted to point nut the " constitutional mode" of reform, they who have caused the present state of things may see the workings of a jnst retribution for their own conduct. And the bitter cup must be drained by them ere they are allowed to set it down
Type-setting Girls. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 8 June 1856
Type-setting Girls. How has our neighbor of the Era got out of his scrape in relation to the invoice of type-setting girls shipped him from the Kast ? From the mysterious silence maintained on the subject hy our cotemporary lately, we should judge that they had arrived, and that they were confined somewhere in the Era building. The following " pome," which we find floating about among our exchanges, is at the service of any gentleman living opposite the composing-room of onr cotemporary whose leisure may not allow him to manufacture his own poetry : I see her standing over the way— My eyes with warm devotion scan her! There's beauty in her eye's Wight ray. Ami heavenly grace is in her manlier: I watch her 'ihib.istcr arm, I Bole her lingers white and taper; Iv every movement dwells a charm— An she sets type up for a paper!
Look to the Legality of Your Acts. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 8 June 1856
Look to the Legality of Your Acts. If tho enrolment of the militia on lhe side of socalled "law and order" ho not a mere farce, if any action is blended to 1*» taken by them, it will be well for those engaged in the undertaking to see that their acts are really legal. Is Gen. Sherman realty Major General 7 Are the dnuiliHinlu that have been issued actually busomllg—perfectly correct in form ? For it will not tin for those who take up arms in suj&gt;|&gt;ort of legal technicalities to neglect any of the formalities which it is claimed hallow their acts. Ami although we do not apprcheml that a sufficient number of men can be enlisted to SQpport our recreant authorities against the people they have lietnived, if tiie Btrnggta t/or« come, let those who cause the bloodshed see to it that latw sanctions them in their crusade against Justice. Tna Lam Kxcttemknt.—The excitement being over, our streets begin lo present their wonted appearance. Ladies and children take their a...
BIRTHS. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 8 June 1856
BIRTHS. In this city, May 29, the wife of Mr. William Murray, of a DAUGHTER. In this city, May 29, the wife of Dr. Carl Preeht, of a SON At New York Star Ranch, May 22, the wife of John Scott, of two BOYS. In Mount Diablo Valley, May 22 the wife of Joseph Gibson, Of twin SONS. In Mount Diablo Valley, May 25, the wife of Francis L Such, of a SON. In Stockton, May 25, the wife of H. M. Fanning, of a SON. At !.Roach's Hill, El Dorado county, May 20, the wife of Jonathan Seymour, of a SON.
MARRIED. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 8 June 1856
MARRIED. In this city, May 2, by Rev. E. S. Lacy. Mr. Iff P. CoLLlss, of Sacramento, to Miss Josephine Barkuw, of Brooklyn. In this city. May 2", by Rev. 11. Ilrierly, Mr. Jobs It. J. I&gt;..rTta to Miss Elisabeth Vistub Mclvoa, both of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. In Oakland, May 27, by Rev. Samuel B. Bell, Jons B. Thesin ~ Esii, of San Francisco, to Miss Elizabeth Macb, ot Naw Orleans. In Saeramrnto, May 2S, by Rev. A. GraCjam, Hon. Jobs C. Cali.bbeatii to Miss Mast Smith. In Vol.-ano, May 22. Mr. C. Hobs to Miss Frances Chapman. In Unite cunty, Mr. S. L. Campeb to Mi-s R. R. D. Keep In Santa Clara coanty, May 15, Mr. Homeb 1.. Westob to Miss Samantha Slatbace. In li. wincnlle. May 22, by Rev. W. C. Pond, John A. Rollings Id Miss Annir Maria Lanutom. In Marysville, May 2s, Mr. Louis K. toll, editor of lhe Marysville llrrald.to Misa Josephine, daughterof Mr. L. W. Ransom, publisher ami proprietor of lhat paper. In Loa Angeles county. May 10, Mr. Fbanelin M - ,s to Miss MaETll*. J...
DIES. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 8 June 1856
DIES. In this city. May at 1 , of consumption, Sisah Am:u. wife of E. C. Williams, ami younge-t daughter of B. narrower, Esq., of Laureneevill.', Pen.i., aged 2;t years. In this city. May ,*it, Jl ma Csosms, aged 25 years. In Stockton, May SB, of rii-case "f the heart, Mr. Abel, formerly book keeper in the sloe of Avery k Hewlett. In Sacramento, May M, Mr. John Van Vimibhiks, in the Cist year of his age. In Marysville, May 27, of consumption, Chablxs B. Mict, of the hnu.e of Macy, Low A Co. In Springfield, Tuolumne county. May 21, Ass, wife of Dr. Dakan, aged 23 years. At the Amador county Hospital, May 19, William Bowirs, formerly of Indiana. In tins" Valley, May 211, of consumption, James Cadt, formerly of Albany, N. Y.