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HEWS OF THE WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
HEWS OF THE WEEK. I xii" fjUunlf story appeared in the Spirit of th y, V, farther particulars have ret been received " Mr. David J. Barnes, &lt;&gt;f Missouri, arrived in this cit; (his ixiorniag from the Plains. Mr. Barnes says he win toed ut Bear River, and lost some of his cattle at thn place from sickness. He was not disturbed by Indians but raftered much from depredations of the Mormons. Ii crossing the mountains, Mr. Ui.rnes met a man near Sil vcr Creek, called lodge Mcdowan, w ho w as there in com pooj w ith four or live others, who were apparently hunt ing. Says Mr. Barnes: " After I camped in the eveuin; I went down to their camp, some four or five miles ofl'th road. Thejr had lost one of their horses. They ffou men i came to my cam]) next morning. One of them saw • Judge JfcGowan, you can send that suddle to Placervill by this emigrant.' The men reported that they wer hunting sometimes they were hunting, and sometime prospecting. Mr. Barnes brought the sadd...
GENERAL GOSSIP. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
GENERAL GOSSIP. • * The Philadelphia Sunday Dispatch, in uoticing an extravaganza, which is being performed at one of the theatres in that city, makes the fol lowing remarks in relation to this corps de ballet: " The usual intent of like displays is to attract the gnze of young men who have a taste for anatomical developments, by offering the exposition of wellturned nether limbs nnd ankles. Candor conqx'ls ns to remark that the mducciaonta to witness the performances of the Amazon corps at the Walnut are, as they relate to this branch of study, singularly unattractive. Of the eighty legs presented for general criticism, but six or eight are remarkable fer style or finish. The remainder are badly shaped and pipe-stemish, and they lead us to regret that long petticoats did not conceal those defects which tunics and coats of mail so unpleasantly reveal." * * A New York paper says : "We have heard that it is in contemplation to hold, in this city, about the first of June, a grand billi...
FUN, FACT AND FANCY. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
FUN, FACT AND FANCY. Nicknames.—lt is said that the Turks—who. it is known, call the English Jonny, aud consider the use of the word interrogatively, " Jonny V ns equivalent to " Are you an Englishman ?'"—style the French by the droll name of Didon, because it is the custom of the French soldiers, as it is of the lower classes in France generally, to be constantly crying after one another, "Eh? dig done!" Anil when bono Tureo wants to be particularly polite to a (!nllic ally, he calls him gravely, "M. Didon." The French soldiers, on the oilier hand, it appears, call the Turks Banabns, because they say constantly to each other, Banaba, which signifies, " Look at mc!" or " Pay attention!" The lknoth of one's hair indicated in France the rank they held. The Royal family was alone privileged to let it grow to its full length, anil the young princes wore it plaited in the middle, and great care was taken of it. When Childebcrt I. and Clotaire thought of appropriating the estate; of their...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
fish 3.«: n &amp; co. IN THK ASCENDANT I HATS FOB MILLION! 00 TO THE Corner of Montgomery and Commercial Streets, Ate! make your selections from the only complete assortment to he fcuwl on the Pacific coast. MEN, WOMEN ANI" CHILDREN, REMEMBER iFISHER ft CO S THE ROCHESTER &amp; Furniture Store, J^pj 179 Jackson Street. JACOB SCH RE I BER, Manufacturer ami Denier in BEDS AND MATRESSES, Of Every Description, BEDSTEADS, COTS, SHEETS, COMFORTERS, Ac, Ac., No. 179 Jackson Street, Third Door Below Kearny, San Francisco, California. N. IV—Hotels anil Vessels furnished to order on the most ratuMaanle terms. Also, Beds and Malresses repaired or made ruy4-Bm_ HAMBURG BAKERY. GEIGER ft WINKXE, rr \~, Z Kearn y Street, between Post and Geary, U ONSTANTI.V O.N Um _ MILK Rone -"WW HAMBURG ROLLS, GERM AN 'uvr . MILK BREAD, ' = &gt;&lt; BREAD, . , , OBRSIAN BUTTER CAKE ' And a great variety of r ' u 1 AXE, SUPERIOR PASTRY Keeptrs of hotels and h-ad , r r . ' advantag...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
MISCELLANEOUS-^ fN OTI O E.— ATWILL A CO. BBG TO inform their numerous patrons throughout the country, that all orders for A. * Co. must be directed to 172 Washington street, BAN FRANCISCO, as sev.ral shopkeepers are pretending to lie connected with A. A Co., copying their advertisements, signs, *c., * c ., causing many complaints to be received relative lo inferior quality of Goods and exorbitant prices charged. ATWILL &amp; CO., FROM Pianofortes and Melodeons, OF ROSEWOOD AND MAHOGANY, Of European and American manufacture, of all the best makers, and of every variety of style and price. MUSIC MERCHANDISE, Of every description, and MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, \A, JS OUI |IASSES, 1 "Rtl .|||| itilin | asr A HA/ f 1 | £PTCJLL.!!:ia\&lt;;i.ks, AY CASTINETTB, S **tyZ\ □ \ \ VIOLONCELLOS, TAMBOURINES, Ac., *c. SHEET, CARD, AND BOOK MUSIC. m% Vlrtit ™k THK LATEST POPULAR AND His. It tVV Fashionable Music of the day, received _1 I».v every steamer. The assortment of WlWrfillM ii|...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
MISCELLANEOUS. $500, $l,x^«^sl,Wo7lt2ilm = THE ABOVE SUMS HAVE BEEX AND ARK Nw Made Per Annum, BY OUR GOOD AND ACTIVE AGENTS. TWELVE GOOD REASONS WHY : 1. Our Book* are very Popular. 2. They are well Advertised, mid therefore well knowo. 8. The Paper, Printing, mid Binding arc good. 4. They are nearly hII Illustrated. iS. They are all deeply Interesting. 0. They all have a Good .Mural Tendency. 7. They are not Sectarian or Sectional. 8. Th«y are suited to the Taste* or all Keadees. 9. They are adapted to Public and Private Libraries. 10. They are Sold at a Reasonable Price. 11. They find a Welcome in every Family. 12. Taey meet with Ready Sale*. For further particulars, and a Catalogue, apply to DERBY &amp; JACKSON, Publishers, 119 Nassau street, New York. SOME OF OUR BEST SELLING BOOKS : Cumming's Hunter's Life, 12rao. tl ftO The Widow Bedott Papers, 12mo 1 25 Marion Harland s Alone, 12mo 1 25 Marion Harland's Hidden Path, 12mo 1 25 Beecher's Star Papers, 12mo 1 25 Young La...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 4 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
MISCELLANEOUS. P ARENTS I A rAr,r,,!o^^^^"''«' A CARRIAGE, A CHAIR, A BABY mivrPFR Or at least a RATTLE for tW j ,- JUMPER, oingtobuy ' " &gt;r Oiat darhng Baby? Are you not wsigj|| A ROCKING, HORSE. A GAME, , F " .' •' '~ on his approaching Birth- ? Are you not going to bu, A TEA OR FURNITURE SET, GRACE HOOPS, BATTLEDOORS, A DOLL Or some other retty Toy, for Mary, who has been such , nleeGirlatScho.il? * Are you not going lo buy a Beautiful For your CANARY, VHJv A BASKET i B U': jj) For Marketing, - Bmlita Something ORNAMENTAL for Ihe Mantle- .. piece, or it may be a gj^isMsrV CoMß AND BRUSH, sfSir For tin Toilet Stand y X 0 hl c r Keeps all of these things and thousands of others for MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN. Before purchasing, g.) lo his Store, and if you don't bring away Ihe desired arlicles, it will not be because they are not good, beautiful and ohexp. #m usicTa n s ; «. Do you want the First Quality of 7%i r ROMAN AND ITALIAN" STRINGS I Do you wa F t 3Ur£RIOR INSTRUMEN...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 5 [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
HOTELS, Etc. GREAT REDUCTION IN THE PRICE OF BOARD v Nos. 119 and 121 Sacramento Street, » . , SAN FRANCISCO, mnl, ~ . .7*'] ' ,y ,n &gt;* BEST, U.e CHEAPEST und C. r!„ I H °"' l on ,he P " cir "' Cout. It is centrally vici, f,l r l'» rl &lt;&gt;'c city, unci In the immediate XiX Ouice, 8 ' Ur * nC " M ' nl Ocean Steamship B(Mlti, l^ AD TBM ,!KULCEn RATES IN THE PRICE OF Board, per day Board, per week g ' Lodging, per night ......V.'.'.'.''. . . .hoc' 7.V or'S 00 Lo.lK.ng, per week ~ „,, £ &amp; "S g _ Fff-BATHS FREE! _/&gt;-} Arriving in the city, and intending to stop allies "nut Cheer House, are particularly requested t„ l.ewnre of nunners and Hack Drivers, representing themselves as belonging to the House. Tbe reputation ..r the H I,at Cheer House being long anil well established, enables ll.e proprietor to dispense with runners. I say, again, look out Tor them or you are certain to become a vi.-tim to their swindling operations In additio...
A MOTHER'S SMILE. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
A MOTHER'S SMILE. BY W. SKAM'.S BKARK. A mother's smile ! oh, priceless treasure. Beaming with a sacred love, Filled with bliss of endless measure. Undented from realms above— Helpless, when an infant sleeping Sweetly on its mother's breast. Watchful eyes are smiling, keeping Vigils o'er the loved one's rest. A mother's smile ! Forever teeming With the rays of heavenly light, Daily o'er each sorrow beaming, Like the steadfast orbs or night. Through the darkest hours revealing Hopes and joys that guide the heart — Glowing with a holy feeling— To each wound its balms impart. A mother's smile ! So pure and holy. Fraught with wisdom centred there, As the form in meekness lowly Bendeth o'er its babe in prayer— Guardian angels oft bestowing Blessings from their homes on high, Through a mother's smile seen glowing, Hallowed spirits ever nigh. A mother's smile ! The incense burning From the altar of the heart. Bright and pure, each flame returning Beams that play no borrowed part. On throug...
Cljc fast of gia iioff. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
Cljc fast of gia iioff. BY J. F. SMITH, AUTHOR Or " TilK SOLDIER OF FORTUNE," " MISXIE QRZT," ETC. CHAPTER Xlll—Continued. Having introduced the inmates of Mr. Webb's vaponhold—we presume it would be a misnomer to say household—we shall give our readers a brief description of ttte ran, whose limited space hud been eked out by all sorts of imaginable and unimaginable contrivances. It was built of very light wood, covered wilh canvass, Bo as to render it impervious to the rain, and was just eighteen feet long and ten broad. In the interior uriangemeuts nut an iuch of room had been wasted. At the extreme end there were two beds, one for the proprietor, constructed upon a kind of shelf, aud underneath it a second one for Tet. Tliey were separated from the rest of the van by a long chiutz curtain. The lockers on either side of the large divisions served for seats by day, and dormitories by uight; the longer one, as a matter of course, for the giant, und the opposite one. which was much s...
£ frnf FROM THE SPARR0WGRA8S PAPERS [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
£ frnf FROM THE SPARR0WGRA8S PAPERS One evening, Mrs. S. had retired, and I was writing, when it struck me I glass of ice-water would be palatable. So 1 took the candle and a pitcher, and went down to the pump. Our pump is in the kitchen. A country puinn, in the kitchen, is more convenient ; but a well with buckets is certaiulv more picturesque, Unfortunately, nur well water has not been sweet since it was cleaned. First I had to open a bolted door that lots you into tin* basement-hall, and then 1 went to the kitchen-door, which proved to be locked. Then I rem«»mbered our girl always carried the key to bed with her, and slept with it under her pillow. Then i retraced my steps; bolted tbe basement-door, and went IB in the dining-room. Asisalways the case, I found, whoa I could not get any water. I was thirstier than I supposed I wan. Then 1 thought I would wake our girl up. Then 1 concluded not fao do it. Then 1 though; of the well, but I gave that up ou account of its Havur. Then 1 ...
Abolishing "Cabbage.'' [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
Abolishing "Cabbage.'' The tailors of Inverness, Scotland, are an ingenious race of men, and fully as good craltsmen as their brothers in the South. We find, however, that their predecessors, a hundred years since, were somewhat suspected. In the letters of Capt. Burt, written from Inverness about 1730, it is mentioned Jf * ,?°~~J* precaution against tailors purloining," ants _!« t ° W '" K p,an was a(lo P te&lt;l by the inhabitand thread* a , UK y arealto.n.tl ~. • &gt; 1 *** nru delivered out, they And the scale, with the "hred, o\ " .' n '. 0 expected the whole l a T' 7 Tttl and '* 18 weight." " answer the
A Bad Place for " Balking" [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
A Bad Place for " Balking" As tlie Key. Mr. Stuart, minister of th. a . Church, Stirling, was proceeding „" of preaching at I.unb.anc, the Zni? Stopped at the line of railway at the level cross wV and declined to proceed either backwards or for wards. The gatekeeper coming out, exclaimed " For God's sake, drive on, sir!" when Mr. Stuart applied his whip instantly with unusual smartness and the animal at length leaped forward. With the swiftness of lightning, aud almost at the tail of the horse, the mail train immediately swept past. Such a narrow escape is seldom recorded.
A Warning. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
A Warning. The recent attempt by the Governor of this State, to over-awe the people by a threat of armed soldiery, and the utter failure of that attempt, should serve as a warning to all public servants and officers, that they are powerless in their official positions unless their acts are sustained by the voices and and hands of those who invested them with the rod of power. The power that gave, can also take away ; he that builds up, can also pull down ; and in a country like this, where the people are the sovereigns, and are the source of all power, it is entirely futile for the officer of the hour to set himself in array against the sovereign will. Gov. Johnson, by his course in setting himself against the sovereign will, has fallen from the honorable position of governor of a great State, to the mere leader of a small faction who have set themselves up in opposition to the wishes and interests of the jieople. The people of San Francisco, in the present contest, are not to be co...
German Silver. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
German Silver. As I know that very many of the readers of your valuable Journal who daily use (iermnn silver utensils, are neither able nor willing to plate them, I feel desirous of tellinp; such, thut by the simple process of washing; their spoons. .Vc.. at once, instead of allowing them to remain soiled and dried, they will lie always bright,and clean, and sweet. It is worth while to recollect and practise this; and also to observe, that hot water fixes in stains, whilst cold or cool water, and a little soap, prevent (hem. If, by accident, an article should become tarnished, to rub it. while wet, with a pinch of fine salt, will restore the color better than any other remedy I have ever known. Findinp; that my silver was prcatly abused by my servants, I put it away, and bought a set of (Jerman silver or Albata plate for common use; so that I speak from ex|ierience. After several years' wear they still preserve the new look by no other management than the above.— -Chambers's Journal...
Bees and Quails. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
Bees and Quails. Kveu the most trirlinar eiruinstanee that tliups a lijrht upon the history of the perishing AborHBMB, possesses an interest for every rellecting mind. The Itev. Ijevi A. 11. Milbtirn in"a lecture on the Wist says : " 'l'wo remarkable facts are to be noted iv respect to the advancement of the whites. The first is thai the quail, unknown to the Indian, makes its first nppi ar.iiiee—whence no man knows—when the white nan plows and plants his field. atToriliiifr an abundance of delicious food Io Ihe pioneer. 'Pho second fact is the honey bee is not found in the country while in the possession of the Indians. It keeps just ill advance* of the advancing wave of civilization. When the Indians see ihe swarms of these new visitors, their wise men sadly nekaOwEttge that il is lime for them to abandon their phsaaaU mid the graves of their lathers, and seek now homes."
A Queer Occurrence. [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
A Queer Occurrence. Not lonir a;ro a ilea l lio.lv was taken from the water at Alexandria, Virginia. Baring been rm&gt; uguiaud and olainMd l&gt;v the wlft nf ■ ciliwu as ,he oaraas of her hnahaasl, it vastfaij borne lo the grave witli due HMMBjtj, MkrWed by the widow and dsiUrea in nil the habiliinetits of wisv Several days passed, when the husband and father, whose funeral had lately Ikvh ralahratad, -iiddenlv retttnu d in the lull enjoyment of peifeel hwitth The sapprise with srhiea he araagMpMa\ ami his own on iaanaag what had aeeaiiad BwhahaaajsMS The seipiel of this Strange story did not terminate so happily. The s&lt;'\lon. il s,k&gt;ius, had run up a large bill for funeral expenses, which tbe city aathoriuei rafaaed to allow, and the BMHSaMMBI was, thai the man actually bad to pay for liis own burial.
A New Idea.—Compressed Electricity: [Newspaper Article] — Wide West — 29 June 1856
A New Idea.—Compressed Electricity: If all the aSaaad invention* of saodern ingenuity ■an nasxias mm availabsa, civilization wnaJi Isfur in ■dtnaai ol its ]iri-vul liniils. A oOriMMa&gt; seat of an KafHiaa paper statai taM a Prenek gentlenian lias tliscovenil tlic svnt of fompretsinm rlcitriattj. lliu&gt; r inlrolliiirr a power far frrcater than any heretofore bnuiplil in use. It rci|tiiro&lt;. he rlatva. aettaar aaacKirjery nor eonbuaUm; ami n vesssel pr.ijielleil hv it will -kitn the witter ut tlie rate of Mxtv miles an lin ir. It tl that in the ooarss of a series of experimenta which were trieil ut VillOWllHii a -mall MOfflar via&gt; linil by the inventof. al tat rale ol a hundred shots a niiuuie without lashings smoke or aoiae.