More True “Criticism.”
That the Government Organ, the Advertiser, is hand in glove with the perpetrators of the “Piracy” hoax, published in the S. F. Alta, is made apparent by the fact that a stereotype plate of the article was received at that office per Alameda, and from which the ‘extra’ was printed.—Gazette.
Notwithstanding the snarling jealousy of our antiquated neighbor, it is the intention of the proprietors of the Advertiser to repeat the enterprise shown by them on Tuesday last. No expense will be spared to furnish the most interesting news within an hour of each steamer’s arrival. By the Zealandia, we expect something special that will afford further criticism for our out-of-date, old-time-custom, weakly contemporary,—Advertiser.
Said the P. C. A.
“You horrid horrid Gazette,
Virtuous fellers is we
As ever the world did see,
Do you think, as you wink,
O! big blanket G.,
Was a goin to give the thing away
As how we got ‘lectrotypes from ‘Frisco
And printed em brisk so
The town would roll up its eyes and say
‘How awfully clever!’ ‘Now did you ever!’?
We never thought any one here would spy
The little wee rent in the great big lie.
Wich is w’y we cry,
Wich is w’y we wail,
Wich is w’y the ‘Tizer dog droops his tail,
For the lie un-nailed made a very big bang;
But the lie found out was a boomerang.”
(Saturday Press, 12/27/1884, p. 3)