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Movada Territory
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professional Carts, Etc.
place rvillc, tl Dorado County. California.
Oflef —Dur ley's Build t f (np-stalrs). Main st.
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Rl Dorado. El Dorado County l«*a!7
Wilt practice in all lli» Court* of the 11 lit Judicial
District. Of ricr-At Pilot Mill, H Diirad.. 1’oun
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• w 8 irTMumn*, Oro. K. Wrtusits.
OScr—Dnnr'ax' Building. ne*t tlu< r to tile Cary
IIuuu• Mam fiircl. Pla'Crrille dee 6
Virginia City. N. T. OS •« n Colbn.' Building.
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Ofltr m D-uglas.' Build n« (up ita.rf), Main street,
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jajna ■inn, a. c. atoaa.
OA-e ill! tty- Block Pl.,ccr*ltt».
Will practice I.an in tlif C oiirta of III Dorado and
jA*1joii in g t ouutirs »in th>- Suprtiuetouft, anH the
/Courts of L'lab Tcrnwiy. 0,19
$m Fruncimco,
Practice Lae in all the Court, of l tab.
OAcre, at taroon and Virginia City, jedd if
IWnil,, at Hcaidrucr. Main Itrret, three
door* a bote Bedford Aaenue, I’iacert lllr. atilO
o-a- ae. t
Commissioner of Deedi for Nevada
OAce in the Court Haute, Placrreille.
Luerltl j
OAce—PoetoAce Block, up-ataire. [epUl
Uas received
— or —
Fancy and Staple Dry Goods!
Of the Lateet Styles and of Every Description
— a Lao, —
All of which will be sold cheap.
-The Ladles arc Invltwd to Coll and
Eianilie my Stock.
l«nel8 Main st., near the Plasm.
* & a
PARTIES flitting Sacramento, ahnulil bear in mind
that the only place In buy a
la at the eitenalvr Establishment of
Corner of Second and J streets;
Where may always be found the largest varirty of
•f the State, which he fuaranteefl to tell LOW KR
mo any other H«»u»e lu the City. Call beUT'* I •-
thaaiof and examiue his stock. septb
sOppostte Landccker’s More, Main si., Plaeerville
kinds, at ehotcsali- or retail, at
as lots rates as at any other mar
ket Is the city.
C. S. CHI HB’JCK Is fc!y euther-
JTL teed to receiee and receipt for nil moneys due
■st, nd those Indebted to me arc requested to make
itemed I ate payment to him, and none coale
Placerrflle, Nay l*th, lWB.-mW-lm
T egal blanks or all kinds for sai k
Jj *i till* oflee.
On a fine sunny October morning, in
the year 1850, the bells of Kensington
Old Church were ringing a merry peal in
honot*of a wedding which had been cele
brated within those time-honored walls
about ten minutes before. The church
yaid was crowded with spectators, chiefly
of the humbler class; the awning was up
from the church door to the church gate;
a cluster nl handsome carriages, drawn
by high stepping horses, wailed outside;
and the path down which the happy cou
ple wi re to pass was lined with spectators
as full of eager interest as if the great
event of eventp had happened to them, in
stead of to total strangers. Servant girls
loitered there, regatdh ss of the injunc
tions as to speed and rare with which they
Imd been charged ere they left their homes;
nursemaids wheeled their charges, and
butcher boys leaned their trays against
the railings ; policemen lingered on their
beat ; a rah or two drew up beside the
curbstone; and a bra s band in the dis
tance ttiat had been playing ‘Annie Lau
rie’ with the greatest diligence, suddenly
changed their tune to ‘Come haste to the
\t editing,’ as the beadle rushed from the
poreh in a state of intense excitement, and
the white veil and nrnngc flowers apptar
vd upon the threshold.
I w under why wc all take such an ab
sorbing interest in a wedding. If w e see
a funeral procession going slowly along
the stn-ets, we gaze after it an instant with
a sniveling sense of what is one day to
come to os, and then go mi our wav. Bui,
if n rsrtinge full of white bonnets, veil*,
and ties passes us the uinnient alter, and
we have the time to spare, lie generally
set id! at a round trot alter it, to get to the
i htncli in time to sec the bride go in nr
eouie out, as the case may he. The litide
alone ; for it is an undei stood thing thnt
all the mtrri st ot the oi-«-asiiiii centers in
her. The hi Meg room may he a wonder in
her eyes, but in ours be is simply a lay
figure, over whom the mantle of her glory
lads io graceful folds. Sue may he young
ami pretty; -he may be old and plain; tint
stilt she l- the ‘bride,’ and it is at tier we
ctowil to look, at her w e smile, for In-r we
sign, at(- r her wc send nor mill wishes,
and tom • nur old shoes. Why is it t ho I
we teel such til. atisoil.ing inten-st in her*
We cannot tell. Some nf 11-, w ho have
in ter In en hi ides, niav b> admit ing and
invving; Mime of ns who have Iteen toides
to mu sortow, may lie pit ying and fetning
for her; vet the attraction in either ease
ls to any the same.
In itie present case the hrile was nei
ther very yming n >r very beautiful. S'.e
was a tall, daik la-1 v. nppnteutiv nlimit
thirty years of age, with g>»-d icc-lIt, hair
amt * v - s. am) a ve» v pi .isnil smile. Ti-e
lit id- grii-nii was apparently about live
yi at * tier s nine, tirw z d and bearded like
a soldo r, and wvaii-ig bis left arm in n
s ing. A tnuntiur ran through tlie crowd.
Madame liinnnr was whispering ttiat the
pair bad heen lovers in then ea-1 i • »l y-utli;
that circumstances ha I separated them;
that the lady ha> t h.en fmced into a dis
tasteful mailing!', and the gentleman sent
to India ; and that now, alter an absence
of many rears, he had returned with a
title,w ith wealth and hoiun* by the score,
and laid tin in all at the feel of Ills tir-t
love, whom lie found a w idow, toiling a
a govt rness fir her daily bread. We all
love a bit of totnanee in our hearts ; and
this little tale was received so kindly br
ibe crowd, that as the hells pealed out
again, and the carriagi s drove away, they
were followed by a ringing cheer, wilii
the heartiest ctieS of ‘Ci-nl b!e*s you!’ a
shower of old shoes anil slippers, procured
Hymen unit knows wlitre, hut which we
vetily believe wete taken by enthusiastic
servant girls otr tin ir own feel, in the
sudden excitement of the moment.
All was over. The bells rang nut their
last exultant peal, the bride and the bride
gr-mm ha-l driven away into their ‘Konl's
Paradise,’ accompanied by their rejoicing
ft tends, and the ease* crowd went to their
a-wcral tasks uni e more, in the wot k a day
Hut one of their number remained,
even after the last notes of the hella had
died away mid the ted vvaistcoated hi idle
had gone home to Ins 12 o'clock dinner,
lie was a mao apparently about twenty
six ycats nf age, who had heett watching
the progress of events, at fir*t somewhat
contemptuously. lie was a bachelor and
was wont to pride himself upon his state
of single blessedness; so wc must own tha
he watched the bride’s coming w itli a very
suspicious smile ; hut as that little tale to
which we have abendv alluded ran thro’
the sympathizing crowd, it caught his ear,
ami the expression of hi* face changed,
lie too had had an early love, who, at the
entreaty of her widowed mother, had
given him up. and married a man far bet
ter tilted to be her father titan her hus
Hut here all resemblance lietween the
two stories came to an end; for the lady
was still a wife, the mutherof live beauti
ful children, the mistress of a luxurious
tiniive ; nod if she rVi r gave a thought to
the pa*t. probably framed it into a thank
giving ttiat she had manic! for nmn-v
and kindness, rather than for love and
poverty. He did nut blame her for this
woildly prudence, w hich lie felt very sure
she had liaitied in the lapse ol years, hut
tie contrasted hi* future.with that id the
man w hti had just driven aw ay and sighed
deeply as he did so. We cannot say that
he ton wi-bed to take hi* lust love hack
once more; but the void ttiat site had hit
in his heart suddenly became an aching
one, and through the happiness of the
newly wedded pair lie seemed to see hts
own loneliness in a stronger light than
usual. The years w- re getting on and tie
was older than lie had been. The boys
w ho had been his schoolmates were now
the heads of happy homes; he only was
U-ft ' ithoul one on earth to love him best
of all. It was a miserable f. cling, but he
could not shake it ntf.
lie turned to leave the chutchyard, and
as In- did so a sudden puff of wind blew
aside the dead leaves at his feet, and nest
ling among them he saw a small white
glove - a lady's glove. He took it up: the
»ize, six and three quarters, was marked
inside; and just beneath it, in dainty let
ters, was written ‘Angela.’ It was a left
hand glove, of the whitest sod nets! e!&s
tic kind, and had evidently been worn but
mice. The young man tu> ne<l it over and
over in his broad palm, with a curious
feeling of warmth and satisfaction about
the region of bis heart. It was a ridicu
lous little thing, hut somehow he could
not leave it there among the damp mould
’and the withered and the lonely
grave*. It apoke of youth, of beauty and
happiness and love, ton plainly to be cast
aside. And so he gazed and nmsed, till
the church clock over his head struck the
hour of one. Then he started and looked
around him with an atnuaed smile.
‘Am ! sixteen or twenty-six,’ he tho’t
to himself, ‘to stand dreaming here in the
broad light of noon over a bit of white
kid, and my patients and the doctor wait
ing for ine all the while ? What a donkey
I must be ! A clear case of temporary in
sanity ! But for all that, if ever 1 marry
mv oife shall be the woman who dropped
' this glove. Heaven bless her for a care
, less little thing !'
He folded it carefully, put it away in
the breast-pocket of his coat, and walked
off w ith long sit ides towards the surgery
. in Broinpton, where he spent the greater
pari of each day in the week.
cuattek it.
Generally speaking, we think nothing
j is much more foolish than to make certain
resolves in this uncertain world of ours.
| We talk very largely, when we first set
out on the beaten track, about tile won
derful things we are going to do —about
the wav in which we are going to “ hew
out” our own destiny, and tind our way
to nor own darling ends ; but by the time
We are forty, we confess, wiili sorrow,
that all the “ hewing" has been in vain —
that neither vinegar nor the piek.ixc ean
make the slightest impression upon the
Alpine rocksol life; and that in the place
of bending and shuping circumstances to
our own lordly wills, it has been circum
stances that have shaped and moulded
them. Of course we would all gladly tic
at the top of tile tree if wc could —it is
(tie highest hough we aim at when we
begin to climb. But it it is our “ kismet'
In content oursi Kes w ith n lower branch,
do we not inevitably find ourselves se
curely perched tin re? We might as
Wi ll spare oursi Ives all trouble and pain
at the beginning as at the end. and, sim
ply doing our tost in whatever calling
has been given to us, rest happy with
wlnit that duty p rforim-d ean bring and
give to us. Is not ail the labor, all the
ou'ciy, all the w.ary longing with which
u e sit ice alter a golden apple high in air,
utteily wa-tid, nay, worse- ti an wasted,
it that apple he lot another ? One man
will fold Ins hands beneath the tree and
see tlie apples, large and fair, come tum
bling min i hem o| their own accord; an
otti. r limy vvoik In-art ami life out togeth
er, and lie rewarded with a windfall at
the best. Now, since the windfall is tile
utmost In- can hope for, why should lie
not eat n it as ea-uy as possible *
It takes -onn- years, however, ami a
gnat deal of i Xperi. nee, to enable one
l-i dige«t this docnine lh"nmghly. For
our part, we lie ieve it is only the heir to
tin- wimifall that can lullv understand it,
for til-- proprietor o| tin- . hoicest fruits
geln-r.-illk inclines to the opinion that it is
his own supetior m lit, lint h|s luck star,
that bus endow d him so bountifully.—
For the lile of him In- cannot understand
whv every one should n it meet with his
success; In- A-nibes I heir failure only to
ignorance, extravagance, or laziriss. al
tnniigh lie himself may he the most igno
i ant, the lu-i't extravagant, and the lazi
est of human beings.
N'ow- Griiutley Mills was one of these
fortunate beings who -it at the buttiiill of
the tree,"' in the soft grass, and are duly
and generously Icwarded for their pains.
He had been tefl ail orphan at All early
age, and afterwards adopted by a bache
lor unvle, who died when he was twenty
‘•uie. and left rrfrn a partnership'm a gomi
medical practice, and an annuity of two
huitdfwtf <p>.ek«nss. !; c for-wne,
it is tine; but there are worse things in
the w-orld ihaii two hundred golden sov
ereigns coming into vaur pur-c of their
own accn.d, and without liny i xertinn on
your own part, every 30ih of December.
The young man was cnti f-il over his mo
ney, and instead of spending it, he put
it away in the Bank, and contented him
self with such modest riiuihinients as he
could manage to pick up from his part
nership w iih his medical friend. They
sufficed for all his expenses; meanwhile
the mst egg in the Bank, with interest
added to ptincipal every quarter day,was
steadily incriasiog.
Gram ley Mills did not always intend to
remain an humble partner in a business.
A handsome brougham and a pair of bay
louses, a stately house, surrounded hv
lawn, lake, and garden, a retinue of liv
eri d servants, and luxuries innumerable,
gilded his vi-iun of the future whenever
he indulged himself with a quid glance
that way; and hv his side in the hinugh
am snt a lair lady, who was also the mis
tress of those servants, the sharer in those
luxuries, amt the light of that magnificent
Inline—a stately, dark haired, dark-eyed
! creature, lit tie like his false first love ;
and oil her lips was ever a smile for him,
! and till her hand a small white glove, the
fellow to that which he still kept, like a
1 miser’s dearest treasure, in the secret
drawer of his writing de-k. Well might
he dream, since lie was one ol Fortune's
favorites to whom the biightest dreams
1 come true!
As lie sauntered leisurely one morn
; ing from his bachelor lodgings to his
partner’s house with that pleasant visum
still hnnrting his brain, he noticed that
a cah. laden with boxes, stood before the
door, amt that an tinu-ual bii-tle seemed
to pervade the place. He tinned into the
surgery and rang the hell. It was a long
time before the hoy appeared, nod when
he did, it was with a broad grin upon his
| face. “ Dr. Overly’ w as loo busy to come
: out just then,” lie snid. “ Would Dr.
I Mills he kind enough to attend to all cases
tdl lie was at leisure ?” Dr. Mills was
not in the h. si humors at this intelli
gence. It seemed to him. for the first
lime, that he was treated as a partner,
not a- a friend ; as if the good doctor
were keeping him at arm’s length, and
dning business, but n ,t exchanging con
fidence with him. He knew no more
than we do what he wanted, or why he
felt agri.-ved ; hut he was cross, and out
I of soils, and it was a small relief to grain
t Ide inwardly at his partner before he
I kiit-w whether lie was to blame oi not.
Having attended to the patients who
! were in waiting, nod written a few let
| ters, the doctor sat down with his cigar,
and a new number of the Lancet, to
while away time till his partner
should see fit to make his appearance.
Eleven struck upon the church clock
noar by, and the. cab, now empty, drove
•way from the front door. Still,the bus
tle. in the house continued; even in that
quiet nook he could hear steps upon the
stairs, and voices in the hall, and boxes
and parcels lumbering about in the room
overhead. Once, as a door opened up
stairs, he heard a fresh, young voice, a
carolling out the old song:—
For. Oh, in trj heart, I do lore that Lanyolloa.
Ana tweet Jeunj Jonet, too, in truth do I love.
The doctor pricked tip his cars with a
sudden look of interest; he had a little
Welsh blood in his veins, and the airs of
the Principality were on that account
special fa writes with him. But who
could the singer he? To his certain
It now VA<va there, bad bee.u "etkintf
younger or prettier than the purblind
conk in the house for many a day ; and
his pnrtner was only a widower, w ith only
one child, a hoy st a public school.
Clearly it w as not lie whom the cab had
| brought. Gracious Heavens! had the
| doctor got married again, without saying
a void to him?—and was he ashamed,
; in consequence, to show his face in the
surgery ? At that fearful yet most ab
surd supposition, he nearly pulhdthe
surgerv hell down in summoning bin at
tendant Mercury.
‘ James,'he said, sharply, ‘when will
the doctor be at !• isiire ?’
* I cant say, sir, exactly,’ replied the
lad, w ith the same unintelligible grin up
on Ids face. * You see, sir. Miss Bella is
just come —that is what is keeping him.'
* And, pray, who is Miss Bella.’
* Master's ward, sir. She lias just come
home from school.’
' Oh,’ said the doctor, ‘ I su pose that
was the young lady I heard, just now,
singing up stairs?'
‘ Yes, sir, she sings like a lark, and
flies over the house like a bird. We’re
all out of breath tiling to do what she
tells iis, nn-l as fast as she tells us; hut
it's great fun all the same. I'll tell mas
ter you want him, sir."
" Humph!'* ejaculated the voting doc
tor. ns the loquacious page left the room;
“my worthy friend seems to have a niee
inmate. I'm very glad I don't live in the
house, that's all. A hoarding-school girl
: — a bread and I utter miss-just out of
her short frocks, and fancying every man
who looks at her s ready to shoot him
self for her sake? I'll take very good
cure not to go too much in her way.”
Even as he entertained these utichari
table thoughts he started to his feet, and
flung open the door, for it seemed to him
that all ihe crockery in the establishment
hud been suddenly thrown down with a
heavy crash in the surgery half. Sure
enough there was a tray upon the mat,
1 and nrnken glasses and plates In all di
rections, while among the relics sat n
■ pretty, dark eyed, mischievous looking
girl ol i ightren, laughing as if her heart
would break at the havoc she hail made.
" Isn't it a shame ?" she lieg»n as the
door opened ; and then, as she looked up
and saw a stionger, she colored brightly,
i and sprung up in an instant. " Is Uncle
John in there?" she asked.
“ No, lie has not been here this morn
ing," replied the young doctor, very
courteously, considering that lie knew lie
must he speaking to the obnoxious
hoarding school girl. •• But you seem to
have had an accident."
" Yes, I was bringing Uncle John his
lunch, and cook sai i I should And him
here ; and then *1 trod on my dress, or
fell over the mat, and down it all mine!"
"Well, never mind,” said he; "I hope
you have not hurt \ourself” 4 '
" Oh dear no !" she replied carelessly.
"If I were to hurt myself every time I
“tall down. I might as wvtt go to the in*
pilal at once, lor I am always tumbling
,<»•«? Mjas'iJcDiF nr somebody. Uncle
John says I must belong to the family of
the Bounding Brothers to come out so
safe after so many hard knocks."
It was difficult to meet er bright smile
and ict 1 that the Bounding Brothers could
possibly be unpleasant inmates of any
house. S i Dr. Mills picked up the bro
ken plates and glasses, and carried the
ttay into the house for her, feeling ns ij
she hud performed rather a meritorious
notion than otherwise in smashing so
much crockery.
An acquaintance begun in so uncere
monious a manlier could not possibly help
becoming rather an intimate one. As
the days w ent by, Miss Bella had little
evening parties, to which Doctor Mills
was always invited, and to which he reg
ularly came. They danced together,they
read the same hooks-, they sang the same
songs—and we all know how such things
generally end
The doctor was only human ; and flesh
a d Mood is, alter all, more tangi'i e than
a dream. Within six months ho found
that the lady uf the glove was hut a dim
and half-fuigotten shadow compared w ith
the dark eyed, laughing, sweet-tempered
Bella, who from iiiqruiog till night was
always doing something careless and pro
voking, and getting into scrapes with her
uncle, and coining to him to help her out
of them. She was tile wife he wanted;
and yet he did not speak. Some absurd
feeling of remorse kept him faithful in
deed, if not in thought, to tile lady of the
churchyard. Only she was so far away,
and Bella so near at hand, and so lovea
ble! Certainly it was a most perplexing
In the midst of his uneasiness, his
partner cattle into the surgery one morn
ing, and found him silting by the tire,
lust in a brown study, which apparently
was not of the most pleasant kind. The
wurthy doctor’s eyes twinkled, and slap
ping his junior on the shoulder, he ex
claimed, ‘Come, my hoy, out with it! —
There is no use sitting here and sighing.
It you like Bella, and Bella likes you,
why shouldn't you take her at once ? —
IK-r fortune and yours wilt buy me om,
and 1 want to retire; and there you are,
with your wife, your house, and your
business, all ready to your hand.’
For a moment, the young man could
scaieely believe his ears; but the first
glance at the doctor's face reassured him.
Bella was his if he could win her; arid
would that take very long? Had she not
shown, in a thousand innocent wavs.that
she preferred him to all others ? What
could separate them now ? Only that
nonsensical hit of white kid, and the fool
ish vow he had breathed over it! Psb&w
—wliat folly t
As he hesitated for one instant over the
1 memory, Bella herself, ready dressed for
a walk came running into the surgery.
‘ Ob, uncle 1’ she i xclaimed, ‘did I
leave mv glove here yesterday »’
* The sixth pair within two weeks,
Bella !’ said he, ‘ and you promised tne—’
* Yes, I know,’ said Bella, ‘and I am so
sorry I t ut really they have legs of their
own, I think. 1 never saw anything like
‘ Nor I,’ said her uncle. 1 Which one
is it now ?’
•Oh, the right, nncle. I can keep the
left well enough. I have never lost a lef
hand glove since Ada Grant was married,
at Kensington ; and then—’
* Hurrah I say that again I’ shouted
Dr. Mills, starting suddenly out of his
‘Say what?’ asked Bella, looking at
hint ns if si e thought he had gone mad.
‘ lod lost a strove —a iefc-hand £«/•*>—
at Kensinston Old Church?’
* Yes,’ she replied.
‘ At a wedding?' said he.
* Yes,' replied Bella.
* A white kid glove?’ he continued.
* Yes, of course,’ said Bella. * People
don’t wear black ones at a wedding, do
they ?’'
‘Six’, six and three-quarters; in the
year 1850. in the month of October, and
the bridegroom had his nrtn in a sling ?'
hr went on, incoherently.
* Good gracious! vest' exclaimed she.
‘ Is your name Angela?’ he asked.
‘ Angela is my second name,’ she re
plied. ‘But how did you know that? —
I am so ashamed of the name that 1 nevei
write it now, thor.gh I thought it was
very tine when I was sixteen.’
’Oh, most delightfully careless Bella,
you must he my wife! Behold!’ he ex
claimed, and unlocking his desk, he dis
played to her astonished eves a small
white kid glove, an old fitend of hers.
Never mind what they said afterwards.
In tlnee months more the Ix-lls of Ken
sington Old Church rang for an ther
wedding, as happy ns the first. And
when the bride came down tint path she
wore only one glove—the glove; but
beneath it shone a plain gold ring, and
the heart of Grnntley Mills was readjl to
bieak with jov!
Republican Mismanagement.— This
war, according to Mr. Lincoln's inaugural,
aro>e out of a claim on one side and a de
! nial on the other of constitutional rights.
"All persons profess,” said he, " to be
satisfied with the Constitution, provided
their rights are respected. But what are
those rights? Upon questions of which
the Constitution has not expressly spo
ken we divide into majorities and minori
ties, and if the minority will not submit
the tniijoi itv must."
Of course, in a war arising out of a
dispute of construction, one w ould sup
pose that the regular government would
1 be most intensely scrupulous of those
rights actually expressed in the Cotisti
j Union, and w hich (according to the same
l uiausMir.il) “ it is difficult to conceive any
one audacious enough to violate;" hut
\ such lias tint been the experience of this
i country. Can any man tind any consti
tutional authority for the proposition to
the loyal slave States to compensate
emancipation V Can any one find any
such authority for the admission of Wes
tern Virginia, or fur the partial represen
tation of Louisiana? We do not here
find lault with not exercising the Const!-
i tutinn over rebels, hut for usurpations
, over ourselves. We are to h - governed
| by the representatives of a bogus State,
I to he legislated for liv the members whom
a military governor has caused to be
1 elected. These measures hurt not the
I rebels ; they injure us. Sn the arbitra
ry arrests never took a man from the en
I rtny, but they outraged nnd insulted every
' than in this community,
j These a ts, for which the President is
j specially responsible, are acts which ex
clude the hope of peace by submission
more effeclualL than columns of speeches
exciting fratricidal hate between the free
and the slave States. Ti e great fear of
the South was that the love of ami re
spect for the Constitution had f ded out of
tile Northern heart. Therefore, tne first
great principle of this war should have
been to prove them the mistake; hut in
stead of that the epithets of Traitor and
Copperhead are applied to Northeners
who recognize law as their sole ruler, and
arc party men only to compel obedience
to it. - [N. Y. Express.
A Bold Judge.— In the U. S. District
Court in Chicago, on the 3d ult., in
granting a motion hy counsel for the Chi
eago Times establishment, which had been
si iced hy order of General Burnside,
Judge Drummond look occasion to use
the following hold and (as the world goes)
treasonous language. Said he : "I unit
he pardoned for saving that personally
and officially I desire to give every aid
and assistance in my pow er to the Gov
ernment and to the Administration in re
storing the Union, hut 1 have always
wished to treat the Government as a Gov
ernment of latv and a Government of
Constitution, nnd nut as a Government ot
im-re physical force. I personally have
contended, and shall always contend, for
the right of free discussion and the right
of commenting, under the law- anil under
the Constitution, upon the acts of the offi
cers of the Government” Three m nths
ago that speech would hare landed Judge
Drummond in the deepest and darkest
dungeon in Fort Lafayette; nnd would
now consign him to the gallows if the
minions of despotism dared to fart lie*
nrovoke the long slumbering hut partial
ly aroused spirit of 'lie People.
The Higiieii Law. — It is said the ven
erable and gifted Dr. Cox, still surviving
in a green old age, that win n a young man
in a law office, study ing Blnckstone—the
lawyer’s Bible—the thought occurred to
him, “ There is another hook called the
statute book of Jehovah; hut I have not
read it. I w II read it and compnre it w ith
Blaekstone.” lie procured a New Testa
ment, read it, and came to the conclusion:
“ The object of all jurisprudence is to pun
ish overt nets of depredations committed
on lives, liberty or property of men. The
object of the Bible is to prevent crime, to
change the heart so that no wrong acts
can proceed from it. This," said lie, “is
consummate wisdom. It lavs the ax at the
root of the tree. It must have God for its
auther. Henceforth I will become an ex
pounder of Jehovah's statute book.” The
interval evidences of the Bible convinced
him of its truth.
"Pat," said a gentleman'to his servant
“whnt’s all that noise in the street?” 0
nothing, sir, they are only forcing a man
to volunteer!’’
A Htai Thrmt.
Judge Russell, of Sew York, having
been invited to po/itf&rf brothel'll ood with
the associations styling themselves ‘Loy
*i Leagues,’ took the occasion to send the
following destructive bombshell among
them, tie understands the matter thor
oughly :
To Otie D. Swan, Eej., Secretary of the Vnion
Ztague :
Sin: I am in receipt of your circular
letter of the 17th inst, informing me
that I have been elected a member ol the
“ Union L' ague," and asking tne to signi
fy, in writing, my acceptance of member
ship without delay, &c.
1 know not to w hom l ant indebted for
the mistaken kindness shown in my elec
tion as a member of the association, but
I hasten to say that I decline to become
a member, or to transmit the initiation
fee and annual dues (amounting to $50), i
for reasons which I will briefly state:
To the abstract principles of the
' League,’ as enunciated in the circular
sent me, I certainly do not dissent, but 1
have no confidence in the political Joseph I
Surfaces who express these * excellent
sentiments.. In the list of your oilieers
and executive committee. I lecognize but .
few with whom I should be willing to-ns
soeiate politically, the great majority of
them being well known Abolition agita
tors, who cannot, in tny humble opinion,
be ‘loyal* to any principles of the Federal
Constitution. The Constitution is the
Union, and without it the Union is nei
ther possible nor d> sirable.'
Y,;ur League is principally made up of
a class of politicians who for years have ;
been advocates of that ‘higher law’ which 1
lias contributed so largely to bring about
tile war. The president of the executive i
committee was an endorser of that infa
mous publication, the Helper book ; one
of your most distinguished members late
ly preached a sermon which abounded
not with treason, but with senti
ments abhorrent to humanity; and whilst
you, as a body, endeavor to conceal the
cloven foot of Abolitionism beneath cer
tainly cunningly w orded asseverations of
fidelity to the Constitution, most of you
are known to endorse the sentiments of
Thaddeus Stephens, the late leader of,
your party in the lower House of Con
gress, who declared: ‘Never, with my |
consent, shall the Union be restored as it
was under tVie Constitution.’
In conclusion, without desiring to be
uncharitable, 1 think that there is a large
African in your ‘League,’ and that its
objects are to induce Democrats to con
tribute money to be secretly used against
their Iriends in the coming Connecticut
election, and to re-inaiiguratc a reign of
terror, such ns existed in the spring of
1801, when every man was denounced as
a traitor who dared to think for himself,
and when ‘fSyal’ Abolitionists (l) paraded
the streets di-corn ted with badges, to dis
tinguish themselves, just as show beef is
marked in the market.
Your obedient servant,
S. P. Russell.
Brazilian Fukests. —When we look at
the biauliful rosewoods, I think we have
hardly begun to see the best specimens of
the Brazilian forest. Ere long the rail
roads in the interior, which have been
(bartered, will bring to the seaeoast those
giants of the forest. I have been sur
prised, again and again, in looking at
these beautiful trees, which are of the
“ sensitive plant" character. When the
sun goes down, they (old their leaves and
go to slumber, and are not aroused until
by the morning sun and singing birds. I
observed in some portions of the interior
that rosewood was used for very common
purposes. In Christian ox carts the
spokes would be made of rosewood.—
And I ose the term Christian ox-carts in
distinction from Unman nx earts, where
the axle and wheel turn together. Rose
wood is used in carts made like our own.
The teeth of eog wheels are often made
of it. A gent'eman showed toe in his
sugar house a beam nearly forty feet in
length, and three or four in diameter,
which he told me was a violet colored
rosewood, lie took me then to his pig
pen, and—would you believe it, Indies? —
liis pig pen w as made out of rosewood !
[ would not have you understand that it
looked like *he legs ol a pianoforte.—
Nothing of the kind; for when left rough
and exposed to the weather it becomes as
plebeian in its appearance as our own
aristocrat, the black walnut of the Mis
sissippi. When I returned, I brought
with me a box of mosaic, made op of per
haps a hundred pieces of Brazilian wood,
from the purest white to ebony black.
Jim H , out West, tells a good
story about a “sliellhaik lawyer." liis i
client was up on small charges— '* frivo- j
lous charges,” as shellback designated
them—(forging a note of band and steal- :
ing a horse.) On running bis eye over j
tile jury, be didn’t like their looks, so be !
prepared an affidavit for their continu- '
aoce, setting forth the absence, in Ala
bnmn, of a principal witness, lie read
it in a whisper to the prisoner, who shak
ing liis head, said :
“Squire, 1 can't swear to that ar' doky
“ Why V”
“ Kase hit linint true !’’
Old shell exploded loud enough to be
heard throughout the room.
“What! forge a note an’ steal a hoss,
an’ can’t swear to a lie ? Jiang such in
fernal fools.”
And he left the conscientious one to his
‘Fiust class in philosophy, come up.
fchabod—What are the properties of
heat r
‘The properties of heat is to bile water,
bake bread, cook eggs, and ’
‘Next, what are the properties of heat ?’
‘The properties of heat is to warm vour
toes when they get cold, by holding them
to the fire, and so forth.’
‘Next, yon, Solon.’
‘The chief properties of heat is that it.
expands bodies, while cold contracts
•Very good, Solon. Can you give mo
an example ?’
‘Yes, sir; in summer, when it is hot, tho
dass are long; sod in winter, whan it is
cold, the days get to be very short.’
‘Go to the head, Solon; boys take your
seatsand the pedagogue was lost in
wonder that so fatnilivan illustration had
escaped his philosophic mind,
1 NUMBER 99.
Michigan Expiruhc*.—“ You mg' I
went to hed pretty all fired well used up,
after a bully <lav on the old road before
the plank wan laid, calculatin' on a
snooze ! Wal, just as the shivers began
to ease off, 1 kinder felt suthin’ tryin’ to
pull off mv shirt, and diggin’ fheir feet
into the small of my hack to get a good
hold. Wriggled and twisted, doubled
and puckered —all to no use—crept again
in like sin. Bimcby got up and struck
a light to look around a spell—found
about a peck of Bed bugs scattered
around and mure dropping off my shirt
and runnin’down my leg every minit.
Swept off'a place on the floor, shook out
a (juilt, laid down ami kivered up for a
nap. No use—mourned on to me like a
parcel of rats on a tm al tub—dug a hole
in the kiverlid ami crawled through, and
gave me fits for Hying to hide.
Got up again and went down stairs,
got a slush bucket from the wagon, made
a circle of tar on the floor, laid down on
the inside and felt cntnfni table that time
any how. I left the light hornin', and
watched ’em; see 'em get together and
have a camp ineelin' about it, and they
went off in a squad, with an old gray
headed one on the top, right up on the
wall and to the ceilin', till they got to the
right spot, then dropped down right
plump into my face ! Fact, by thunder.
Wal, I swept them np again and made a
circle on the ceilin’ too. Thought I had
’em foul this time; hut I swan to man,
if they didn't pull stiaws out of the bed,
and built a bridge over.” Seeing an In
credible expression in our visage, ho
clenched his story thus :
“ It is so, whether you believe it or
not, and some of them walked across on
stilts. Bed hugs are cautious critters,
and no mistake, especially the Kalamazoo
■■■■■« —— —
A MAX hnd migrated from church to
church, breaking up each as he passed.
At length he found himself in the Pres
byterian church, where he was making
great progress. The preacher, in great
distress, said to one of the elders :
*• What shall we do with him ?"
"Oh," replied the elder, “I have
been praying the Lord to scud him to
“ Oh, brother, what do you mean?”
“ Mean what I sav ; 1 hope he will go
to hell. Ho would do good there; he
would break up the establishment in six
Mrs. Paktikuton ox Weddings. —It is a
solemn thing—w here the minUter comes
into chancery, with his surplus on, and
goes though the ceremony of making them
man ana wife, for it isn’t every husband
turns out to he a man. I deelaro 1 shall
never forget when Paul put tile nuptual
ring on my finger, and said “ with tny
goods I thee endow." lie to keep
a d>y goods store then, and I thought
he was going to give me the whole there
was in it. I was young and simple, and
j didn't know till afterw ard, that it only
! meant one calico gown a year.
Don’t Linn Pecemi Talk. — Men who do
! not rend much but do n great deni of talk
ing, sometimes say rnther foolish things,
j Wiiilc the Declaration of Independence
! was being rend at Liberty, on Saturday,
; one of those thoughtless persons, a thor
ough going Republican, attempted to take
a fiiend away from the spot, ns he did not
want to hear secession talk —believing the
reader to he making a speech. If any
should doubt the truth of this, we will
give the name of this intensely loyal cit
izen. [ —Sac. Ucpuh.
Heavy on IDiokek.—The New York
Ledger makes this suggestion :
Let Gen. Hooker, bv an armv order,
' call a mass meeting of the chaplains, and
; see who can preach the host sermon from
the text, “ Judge not, that ye may not
be judged; for wi'h that judgment ye
judge, ye shall lie judged ” Then let the
services conclude with singing, by his
private staff, of the hymn beginning,
“That mercy I to others show, that mer
cy show to me.”
Ol.D Dr. Pearson, of London, in lectur
ing upon the stomach, observed that this
organ had no power over substances en
dued with vitality, and th.t this circum
stance accounted for the fact of the Proph
et Jonah having remained undigested in
tiie stomach of the whale for three days
and three nights! This is one step farther
than theology ever went.
•Dave, does the sun tvir rise in the
West ?’
‘Never—never—never !’
‘You don't sav so! Weil, you won’t
catch tne to emigrate to the West, if it’s
always night there. I've a cousin who is
always boasting how pleasant it is in that
region; but it most be all moonshine.’
Viewed as an animal, man may be con
sidered “ the paragon of animals;” for he
can do what no other animal can do: he
can snuff, smoke, chew tobacco, drink al
most anything, and last, though not least,
put on a false garb and deceive the devil.
Rowland Hill said, “ he wouldn’t give
a farthing for the man’s religion whoso
cat and dog were not belter for it. ”
‘‘Well, 1 know nothing of men’s hair,
hut there is our fiiend, Mrs. <i ,of Bid
dle street — the lady who lias been just
twenty-nine years old for the last fifteen
years—her husband died, you know, last
winter, at which misfortune her hair turn
ed completely black w ithin twenty-four
hours after that sad event. ”
“My brother, " sliid a good old back
■ woods preacher, “I'm gwinc to preach you
| a plain sarment, that even the wimnien
I can understnn. You find mv text in the
' five verses of the two-eyed ciiapter of one
eyed John. " It was some time before it
was perceived that lie meant I. John, chap
ter II.
A boy, whose general appearance beto
kened the want of a father's care, being
asked what his father followed for a living,
replied: “lie is a Methodist by trade, but
ho don't work at it any more. ”
I "T*.* *. -7,
Watch against irritation, posittreness,
unkind speaking and anger; study and
promote love. ; • •'

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