Phonixiana by George Horatio DerbyPhonixiana by George Horatio Derby


byGeorge Horatio Derby

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...on Ethnology appointed a sub-committee for the City of San Francisco, and made arrangements for the departure of its main body to the upper counties of the State, for the purpose of holding interviews with the primitive inhabitants, while the Castilian savant in the glazed hat, who had been appointed Chairman of the Committee on Toxicology, repaired incontinently to a drinking saloon, where he commenced a series of experiments in hydrostatics, with the endeavor to ascertain the quantity of fluid possible to be raised from a glass in a given time, by a straw applied to his mouth, which resulted so much to his satisfaction that he was seen to emerge therefrom at four o'clock on the following morning, in a high state of pleasurable excitement, chanting huskily as he meandered down the street, that highly refreshing Mexican anthem--" Castro viene--en poce tiempo Cuidado los Americanos." A. COVE, Sec'y pro tern. G. Squibob, Cor. Sec. S. F. A. S. and C. A. A. S. San Francisco July 10, 1851 7 THE LADIES RELIEF SOCIETY. EXTRAORDINARY PROCEEDINGS!!--SCANDALOUS TREAT. MENT OF "OUR REPORTER!" Editor Of The Sax FttAN'oisoo, July 12. Learning that a meeting of the " Ladies' Relief Society' was to bo held this morning, at Pine Church, on Baptist Street, your Reporter, actuated by a desire to discharge his duty to the public by collecting valuable information, and incited by a laudable curiosity to ascertain what on earth the ladies desired to be relieved from (on which last point he obtained the most complete satisfaction, as will appear), repaired to that sacred edifice, and ensconsing himself in a pew conveniently situated, in case of a sudden retreat becoming expedient, near the door, patiently awaited the commencement of the proceedings. At half...
Title:PhonixianaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217783392

ISBN - 13:9780217783392