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Daaaoeratic State Central Committee.
■ J. Hootoit, Kecordiny Secretary,
tie fa para pbaae oopy.
Fobwabd I— Two Railroad meeting! bare
been held is our city aioce our last iaaue, and
al each unmistakable evidence waa given of a
V >0 qprrr the en Irrnrise aorceaa
tolly rough at ao earl/ daj. Both meeting!
eraia well attended by our enterprising and
wealthy ciliseoe. On Wednesday a permanent
organisation of the “ Ptaeerville and Sacra men
* to Talley Railroad Company,” waa had by the
election of C. P. Jackson, of El Dorado; Sam'I
Fleming, of Diamond Springs Township; Gen.
W. Swan, from the Chraoa Talley Road; C.
W. Brewster, of Upper Placerville; J. M.
Douglas, S. W. Sanderson, 0. Harvey, T. F.
Tracy and S. W. Barns of Placerville, Direc
tors. Measra. Tracy and Burns were elected
with the understanding that they would resign
in order to give place to a Director in Sacra
mento and San Francisco, parties in each city
having subscribed and paid tbeir first install
ment, but failed to sign the articles of associa
tion. The gentlemen elected possess sll the
requisites to vigorously prosecute the contem
plated enterprise—capital, energy, industry,
sagacity, resolution and the confidence of the
people. They are man of business aptitude,
and have all been successful in tbeir business
undertakings. They are is earnest, know
what they are about, what they bars to con
tend with, what is expected from them, what
advantages must result to Placerville by coo
stnsctiag the road, and what relishce tbe stock,
holders bava in tbeir jadgmeot, influence end
capability. They will not disappoint the ex
pectations of those who have elected tbem.
Of this are feel assured, and we also feel as
sured that the work will he speedily com
menced, prosecuted vigorously nod carried
through successfully. We all see not only tbc
importance but absolute necessity of building
the road, sad to pul it off longer might prove
seriously detrimental to tbe interests of our
thriving city. Rival routes would take advan
tage of our negligence, and gel capitalists in
terested in theirs, sod thus deprire ns of need
ed aasutanee. Since tbe organisation of the
Company we have no fears ss to the result
We know that the road will be ballt, that it
will prove a profitable inrestment, that capital
ists will subscribe the necesssty stock, sod that
not only tbe city oT Placerville bat tbe county
of El Dorado will be greetly beoefitlcd by
baeing railroad communication with tbe navi
gable waters of the Stste. It will secure to os
almost the entire trade and travel of the rich
and growing territory East of ns, sad nltimely
bring tha Atlantic sad Pacific Railroad through
oar county. Far this prise it is worth con.
tending, worth making sacrifices for, if neces
sary ; and we therefore hope and expect that
a| VI IVmaJjk ; J . 111— —i II —
■■hi pwvrpvtT wi Dt fillll BUD, UUUIUC “ I HWIvlIiri
will anbacribe not a small amount of stock.
A Fusts.- -Tbe Republicans issued s call for
a primary meeting at Black's Saloon, io tbe *d
Ward, on Saturday night, for tbe pnrpoee of
electing three delegates to tbeir Coooty Con
vention, which meets ia this City to-day.—
Night came but the people, tired of bembugs,
didn’t. -Mortified at the feiiare, tbrvs irrepres
sible Bailsplitters melon tbe street sad unani
mously elected them selves delegates. Of course
tbe masting was harmonious and enthusiastic
and—anon over. Nickerson, Ellis and East
man—an importation into ibe War^— are tbe
Delegatee. Nickerson acted as Chairman, EUis
as Secretary, and Eastman as motion maker.
In the 1st Ward, at a slim sseeting, Phipps,
Cooper and Humphreys, and in tbe Sd, Ens
minger, MeCallum, Boop and Pilch of the R«-
pwMiean were sleeted.
Crrr Etacnox.—Bat Utils interest wss man
ifested in tbe city election and but n small rota
waa polled. Politics had nothing to do with it,
which made ft onexeiting. Good men ran sod
were voted for without reference to tbeir politi
cal standing. Neither He. Jones, candidate for
Mayor, nor Mr. Chabbuck, candidate for Clerk,
bad any opposition. In tbe second Ward there
was bo opposing candidates to Messrs. Arvids
eon aad Donahue. The following named gen
tlemen were elected : Geo. F. Jones, Mayor .
C. E. Cbnbbuck, Clark ; Alderman 1st Ward—
Joseph Beyler and L. Tanneowald; Sd Ward
—W. M. Donahue aad C. J. Arvidsaon; Sd
Ward—Thao. Wiebman aad D. Munson. They
are alt, wa believe, Railroad man, are ideati.
Bad with the interests of Plaeerville, and will
take pride and pleasure in conducting her busi-
Bcbool Boons.—Tbs Teachers’ Convention,
which met in this city last wssk, recommended
for esc io the Public Schools tbe following
textbooks: Sergeant's standard Spellers; Wil
son’s series of Readers; Green's Grammar and
Analysis; Cornell's system of Geography;
Thompson's series of Arithmetic; Robinson's
Algebra; Parker’* Philosophy; Cutler's Phya
iology; Wilson’s History; Webster's Diction
ary ; Paysoa, Dutton aad 8eribner's Penman
ship ; nod for Singing, tbe Golden Wreath and
Musical Gem. Children attending the Public
Schools are expected to procure each books as
have bean raoommaoded by tbs Teachers' Con
van tiaa.
Dulsoatws.—Upper Plaeerville sends to the
KepWblkBa County Convention, Holbord, Laf
fcrty aad Gates. Georgetown sends. Carpen
ter, Hussey, Ferguson, Stoat and Smith; and
' Oototea Mods Chalmers, Winters, Woodruff
sad Cate. Among lbs delegates we rscog-
wore delegates to Urn "Union
Dsasatifettswlte last summer. They
havefiigjlgfifaHaiHM rtnsiiinwUIfollow
"his Mstirtas predecessors" and thus find
J TMa Otsy Honad Saloon, sadsr tbs manage
aSlafrw piece afraccrt la tbs sity. Tbcbill
wsara rugaaei te*ay ia fes Buts. Tbs cigars
srs As vsrr bast sad the Kqtmrs scad only be
i ns* to ba appreciated.
McCov, the lea mas, la mv prepared to ao
na*o4a aH wbe at; daaare It, with a para
qwaBty sfMlror Craek laa. AH orders will
be promptly HIM.
Umi aamaata of bulKoo daily paaa through
oaffeity. ftem the aim But of us.
CoOktt ConvaimoK.—We learo that the
Republican County Coovenlioa will aaaal at
the Theater in this city at 11 o'clock to day,
organise, elect delegates to the Slate Cooren
tma and then adjourn until about the Brat of
August. It ia rumored that they have received
favorable propositions from the Abolition
Democrats for a fusion, and that the terms
have been agreed upon, but they cannot be
ratided until after the adjournment of this
Convention and the meeting of the Union Cen
tral Committee.
Tea Railroad.— S. W. Sanderson, Esq., tem
porary treasurer, has called a meeting of the
directors of the Placerville and Sacremrnto
Talley Railroad Company, for the purpose of
organisation, at his law office in this city, on
Monday next, at 4 o'clock r. a.
Haase Bsjcstolsxt Socistt.—The Hebrew
Benevolent Society of this city, held their an
nual election on the 1st inst M which resulted in
the choice of the following officers for the en
suing year: Aaron Kahn, President; H. Glau
ber, Vice President; S. Bamberger, Treasurer;
A. Nachman, Secretary ; T. KIkus. L. Kaplan
and L. Binswanger, Trustees.
Wa are indebted to Uernandrx A Anderson
and Bradshaw A Co. for the Sacramento and
t?Jv Sb«*/esv» -foiltre.
Wlfss S Ort tf»wr Soft
have daily supplied os with State papers du
ring the past week.
Nsrruxi Excise Co., No. 2, will hold their
regular monthly meeting on Thursday evening
next, the 12th inst, at 8 o'clock.
Rivaasina.—CapL Barron, proprietor of the
Riverside Hotel, on Henry A Swan's new road,
AS miles east ol Placerville and 2 milea west of
Strawberry Valley, ia prepared to entertain the
traveling public in the best style sod at mode
rate charges. Sen card in another column.
Fibs Wosxs.—Our patriotic citizens can ob
tain fireworks of every description, for the cel
ebration of Independence Day, of Giffin A Bro
ther, 407 Front street, San Francisco. See
Masonic.—On Monday evrning next, El Do
w-igt-Sv" y-,«
nicalioa. 0c Thursday evening next, there’
will be a called assembly of El Dorado Com
mander}', No. 4, of Knights Templars, for the
purpose of conferring the order of Knight of
the Red Cross.
O'Doxxill's Tusaraa.—The " Male and Fe
male Minstrels and Metropolitan Variety
Troupe" will give their laat exhibition at
O'Donnell’s Theater, to-night, with an entire
change of programme. They have played to
good houses during their stay here,and Johnny
Tuers’ broad wit has never failed to bring
down the house.
Tws Waoox Roan.—It affords ns plrasure to
state that Mr. Bertram has put the wagon road,
lately leased by him from tbs cocnty, in most
excellent condition, and teams are daily pass
ing over it without the least inconvenience.—
Henryfrggwan s, Ogilbv's and Kingsbury's, are
all repmented to be in fine condition. The
roads are crowded with teams, which prevents
the stage Company from running over them at
present, as they intended. In a few days the
roads will be widened, at different points, so as
to allow teams to pass and repasa without trou
ble or delay, and then tbe stages will be start
ed. But a very short distance of the entire
road is in bad order, and a number of hands are
at work repairing it. With this trifling excep
tion, the different roads are said to be in better
order than they have ever been before.
BrtLtow.—Few persons have an idea of the
immense amonnt of bullioo that passes through
our city weekly, from the mines East of us to
San Francisco. Since our last issue, Wells >
Fargo A Co., have forwarded forty-eight aacks,
weighing eighty pounds each. Tbe average
value of the bullion is four dollars an ounce.
CHtaaiss.—This fruit is scarce and high.—
We noticed, yesterday, some fine ones at Sil*
berstein's, and thinking to purchase a gallon
or so, asked the price and learned to our utter
dismay that it was seventy-five cents per pound.
Mr. W intern, of Coloma. we learn, has sold 6fiy
dollars worth of cherries from one tree, Ibis
Oca juvenile friend and neighbor, uncle
Tanneowald, was elected Alderman of tbe 1st
Ward on Monday last. The boys "put him
through," and may do so again, if he survives
bis late “ brilliant victory.”
Pres A mcLX. —Louis Landecker has for
aile the real, pure, unadulterated old Bourbon
whisky, ftom the “Salt River Bourbon Whis
key Distillery, Jefferson County, Ky." An old I
Kentuckian, who has tried it, pronounces it the
genuine article.
Ilnuninm are abundant in our market,
and are retailed at A7js cents per quart.
Wia* axd Davis.—Governor Wise had threat
ened if Jeff. Davis didn’t treat him better to
resume editorial control of the Richmond A'n
gvirvr and turn its batteries against tlis Rebel
Excellency. This, says the Charleston Jftrcu
ry, would leave Davis without an organ or an
advocate in the Richmond press.— Sne. Union.
There’s a lie out somewhere. The Union
either lies now or it has been lying per
sistently (or months. It has declared re
peatedly and solemnly that Jeff. Davis
permitted no paper in tbe Southern Con
federacy to oppose hitn. Now it declares
that a number do, and as they ar« still
published he doesn’t “ suppress” them for
condemning his measures. They do
’ things differently in oar country, many
Democratic newspapers have reason to
Union Measures.— Congress has passed
the following strong Union Acts, calcula
ted to conciliate and harmonise and
strengthen the Union sentiment in the
Southern Slates; and President Lincoln
has approved them, thus manifesting his
abhorrence of Abolitionism :
1. A Resolution tn induce the States to free
tbetr Negroes.
2. An Act freeing the Negroes in tbe district
of Columbia.
3. An Act empowering the Negroes to carry
the mails.
4. A new Article of War, prohibiting officers
ia tbe Army aod Navy from reluming the Ne
groes who run into camps.
Negro Ambassadors.— The Senate has
passed the bill for the recognition of liayti
and Liberia, by the appointment of Am
bassadors to those Republics. Another
nigger victory. Rejoice, Fitch, your
friends have triumphed. Mr. Saulsbury
said this was evidently one of tbe series
of measures to be enacted by Abolition
ism, and in twelve months we would see
a negro on the door of this Senate, and
bis family in the diplomatic gallery. The
distinguished Ambassadors will add much
to tbe odor of the select society of Wash
Gen. Colton, Chairman, and Charles E.
DeLong, Secretary, have issued a call for
a meeting of the Union Democratic State
Central Committee in San Francisco, on
the ad July, at noon. Proxies can be
givan only to members. It is whispered
in political circles, tbe Committee will re
oomnsend disbanding thaw organization
and uniting with their brother Demo
The Republican members of Congress
are baring a “ happy quarrel” orer the
rascality of Cameron, Fremont A Co.—
Some are denouncing, others defending
them on personal and party grounds. It
has been proved and it is admitted that
Cameron is an irreclaimable scoundrel, a'
swindler on a gigantic scale, and encour
aged and assisted a “graceless pack of
thieves” to defraud the Government, but
is defended anil excused on the ground of
“ State necessity.” It is a very pretty
family quarrel as it stands, and promises
some startling disclosures before it is set
tled. A spicy debate took place in Con*
gress on the 29th of April, which was
participated in by Messrs. Conkling.
Washburne and Holman, all Republicans,
and is thus reported in the Congressional
Globe, official authority :
The House resumed the consideration of the
report of the Select Committee on Government
Mr. ROSOOECONKLINO (>*. V.)denounced
the proceedings of the Committee. They had
proceeded on ex port* testimony, in secret.—
Parties never were informed they were to be
tried snd convicted, and stigmatised and hung
up to festering infamy; and, as a ease in point,
be said the Committee bad privily and clan
deslinel.v gathered evidence against General
Fremont to blast his character os a citizen and
aoldier, at the time be was in commaud of au
u. u-tSHBUBVK /JIJ.) reSDonded. lie
■aid the Committee had'beenattacxea'ny every i
hsviiteo into the !
Treasure, and that while the Committee were ]
engaged in their examinations, he found by an
nSieial document the member from New York 1
besieging the door of the Secretary of War to .
get contracts Air his cuoriritoerts. Ttviy, <i<r j
member was a pretty man to come here and
lecture the Committee ns to wbnt the Commit- !
tee had done. In further reply, be said the 1
history of the department will show that in St.
I,oiiis alone nearly two millions of dollars bad j
been saved by the investigations of the Com
mittee. Twelve millioiis of dollars bad been |
saved by the Committee, or as much as it cost j
John Quincy Adams to carry on the Gorern
ment for one year.
Mr. HOLMAN referred to Mr. Cameron's pa
tronage to the Pennsylvania Central Railroad,
which was enormous, as exhibited by the fig
On the subject of arm*, Mr. Cameron had
made contracts amounting to (CM,000,000, and .
on which the profits would hare been #7,500,000 ,
over and abort the legitimate profile. Yet :
Mr. Cameron bad denied ever malting a con- '
too. | ’ Agwb<W.V vast, -oelitvai ftiyitv
bad stood up like a Roman—like a breakwater I
against tbe tide of corruption. Mr. Cameron j
made Iheae contracts with mere speculators |
and brokera.
Mr. Washburne declared that “the 1
Committee had been attacked by erenj ,
tbief anti robber ttho had broken into the
Treatury ." Pretty strong and pointed
language, considering that Cameron, Fre- j
mont, Steven.*, Wade, Dickson and other
prominent Republicans had violently “at
tacked the Committee." Cameron had
given the brother of Stevens a contract by
which he had swindled the Government
out of ninety thoviaml dollar! , which i
was equivalent to employing Congressman
Stevens to defend the liberal patron of his
brother. Washburne saystbat Conkling, ]
who “ denounced the Committee,” and
defended Fremoni and Cameron, “ be
sieged the door of the Secretary of War
to get contracts for his constituents” ;
and his defending the “Secretary of War”
is conclusive evidence that lie succeeded
in procuring “contracts for his constitu
ents” and shared in the profits. Wc es
pecially direct the attention of tax payers
to one fact in the above, stated on the
floor of Congress by a Republican mem
ber and not denied, that “ ticelre million a
of dollar! had been eared by the Commit
tee." Another astounding fact: “On the
subject of arms," says Mr. Holman,
"Cameron had made contracts amounting
to ®30,000,000, and on which the profits
would have been eeren million! fire hun
dred thoumnd tlollan, peer and abore the
legitimate profit!." Is not the above suffi
cient to irretrievably damn the Republi
can party—a party which not only tole
rates hut defends and justifies such match
less villainy * And yet men are called
upon and appealed to to support and con-,
tinue in power a party that appoints and
upholds such rascals! And for publish
ing, directing attention to and denouncing
such villainy Democrats arc denounced as
secessionists and traiti rs. We are “ dis
loyal”.because we dare exercise the right
of a freeman, and hold up to the scorn of
the people the theives and robbers who
plunder the Treasury, who are enriching
themselves at the expense of the Govern
ment and are kept in office and defended
by the Republican party. Look at the
black and infamous record, tax payers,
and then pronounce whether wc arc de
serving of praise or censure for our course.
If it be patriotic to stand up for villainy,
we are not a patriot. If it be treason to
denounce it, we are a traitor and shall
continue to be one.

Compensated Emancipation.—Sixty
eight members of Congress indorsed the
Helper book, among them Seward, Colfax,
John Sherman, Wade, Trumbull and
Grow. This is what the book says of
1 emancipation according to the plan re
commended by the President:
“ Compensation to slaveholders fur their ne
groes—preposterous idea! Tbe suggestion is
criminal I the demand wicked, unjust, mon
strous, damnable I Shall we pat the blood
hounds for the sake of doing them a favor*
Shall we fee tbe curs of slavery, to make them
rich at our expense? Par these whelps for tbe
prviilege ot converting them into decent, hon
est, uoright men ?”
Reader, recollect that this vile slander
on the Southern people wag indorsed by
sixty-eight Republican members of Con
gress and by Republican speakers and or
gans everywhere. Recollect that the au
thor of it has received a prominent and
lucrative appointment from the President
How can the members of Congress, who
indorsed the Helper book, in good faith
approve the President's emancipation
scheme ? Are they not trying again to
deceive the people ?
Indohses it. —The rankest Republican
and the most frivolous Abolition Demo
cratic papers in the State, are praising tbe
letter of John Conness. Fanaticism and
aenility combined may assist John ama
zingly, but not among intelligent people.
We are glad they are working together
and for tbe same object—tbe destruction
of the Democratic party. Why do the
latter sail under false colors ? Do they
not know that the lion’s skin covers but
does not conceal the ears of ih» ass ?
Notaries. —Gov. Stamford has appoint
ed M. K. Shearer, H. C. Slots and E. B.
Carson Notaries Public for the city of
FUcerviUe, and G. W. Stout for Upper
With every child we lose we tee deeper
into life, as with every added lens we
pierce farther into the sky.
IfimM* iftla Kxy«H4.
A celebrated statesman advised his sen
not to get into a “ controversy with an
antagonist arho knows nothing, is incapa
ble of learning anything, resorts to abuse
instead of argument, % asserts and reiterates
a falsehood, and when exposed refuses to
retract” Disregarding the advice of the
sage, in our last issue we ridiculed the in
excusable ignorance of (he editor of the
Republiain. Annoyed and mortified and
writhing under our castigation, with bra
zen face and flippant tongue, he reiterated
what he knows, and every intelligent
■nan knows to be false. In reply to our
article he says :
" A large majority of the Northern States
did not ignore, repudiate and nullify the Fugi
tive Slave Law, by passing Personal Liberty
A positive assertion—is it true? The
fact that twelve out of the sixteen did, is
disputed by the editor of the Republican
alone. Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont.
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut,
New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin passed
laws either in violation of or nullifying
the fugitive slave law. The evidence is of
record and the editor of the Republican
ought to, if he does not, know it We
repeat that a majority of the Northern
state* —majority—ignored i !
repudiate* It-
Law, and the laws of the States mention
ed above prove our statement correct
Ags'nv *ay% frit ah, increasing in audaci
ty and shamelessness:
There waa not a majority against Lincoln
and the Chicago Platform of >8ii,y74 votes.”
The official vote says there was, Fitch
says there wasn’t; wc believe, without
questioning Fitch’s well known veracity,
the official vote. The verdict of the peo
ple, against Old Abe, his platform and
party was as follows, according to the of
ficial returns:
Lincoln—the Chicago Platform— 1,852,900
Doucla* W5.1S5
Breckinridge 654,444
BeU 5^.46-i
Kujiou 554 <>82
• * ,:w -' 4 4
Majority against Chicago Platform 968.W4
.The majority, in the Presidential elec
tion, was overwhelmingly against the sec
tional candidate of the Republican party ;
and the Chicago Platform, which, to the
Republicans, is worth “ fifty Unions,"
was condemned by nearly two-thirds of
fhe voters. It was the duty of the minor
ity, accidentally raised to power, to ex
ercise that power in deference to the
judgment of the people; but instead of
doing so, they exercised it exclusively for
the benefit of the Republican party. If
there had been but one instead of three
candidates against Lincoln, Lincoln wo tld
have been disgracefully beaten, because -
thousands of fence men and trimmers,
who voted for him, seeing the hopile.-s less .
of his prospects, would have ca-t their
vote for the stronger candidate. Does any
sane man doubt this? Every ntan who
voted for cither of his opponents expressed
his abhorrence of the Chicago Platform,
and under no consideration could he have
been prevailed upon to support Lincoln.
The three parties—Breckinridge, Doug
las and Bell-Everett—predicted that the
election of Lincoln and the consequent in
dorsement of the Chicago Platform would i
dissolve the Union and cause civil war. .
These are facts which admit of no denial. !
It is not necessary for the Democrat to
admit what it has never di-puted nor de
nied. Certainly Lincoln ‘‘was constitu
tionally elected President of the United
States.’’ lias any one ever questioned
the constitutionality of his election? Not
to our knowledge.
We quote again from the Republican :
“ Mr. Linoilo being elecied. it •» proposed :
bv tbe Breckinridge Senator*. representing iess
than I'Oe-eevenih of tbe volera of the Presiden- '
Hal election, to incorporate into tbe CoDSliiution j
tbe doctrines of tbeir party—doctrines tbat bad
jaat been repudiated at the polls b« neertr oet
ea-eigblhs of the voters,—sad tbe refusal of
Republicans to eagerly embrace this insolent
proposal, os the price of being permitted to
peaceably enjoy ibe positions to which they
bad just been legally chosen by tbe people, is
called by tbe Diaocavr “pushing matters to
The “ Breckinridge Senators’’ did not
propose, but in a spirit of harmony and
concession, in a spirit which brought
about the adjustment of our National
troubles in 1850, they agreed to support
the Crittenden Compromise, provided the
Republicans would accept it. They de
sired to avert, not provoke, civil war. The
Crittenden Compromise they well knew
would have preserved tbe peace of the
country and maintained the Union intact
The Breckinridge doctrine which, the
Republican says, “ had been repudiated
at the polls by nearly seven-eighths of the
voters,” was voted upon and adopted by
the United States Senate in 1860. Every
Democratic Senator, with the exception
of Mr. Douglas, advocated and sustained
it, and John J. Crittenden cordially in
dorsed it It “ embodied the principles
of the Constitution of the United States,
as interpreted by the United States Su
preme Court” This made it objectiona
ble to the Republicans, who havo no ro
spect for the Federal Constitution. It
was “ insolent” in the Democratic Sena
tors to ask the Republicans to indorse
” the principles of the Constitution of the
United States." They had never done so
and it was folly to presume they ever
would do so. Why did the Republican
Senators refuse to pass the Crittenden
Compromise ? Certainly not because its
terms were unjust or unfair or dangerous
to either section of the Union—not be
cause it “ conceded to the South more
than she was entitled to under the Con
stitution ; but simply because it conflicted
with the doctrines of the Chicago Plat
form,” and to modify that platform in the
slightest would have “ degraded the Re
publican party.” They could make sac
rifices for their party, but none for their
The Republiom reiterates the stale
statement which has been proved false
repeatedly, " that the Crittenden Com
promise was defeated, not by the Repub
licans, but by Breckinridge Democratic
Senators deliberately refusing to vote.”
The Congressional Globe, the highest
authority, proves the statement false.—
Without Republican votes it could not
pass, and the Republican, more frankly
than prudently, “ admits they would not
have voted for it.” In the second session
of the thirly-sixtb Congress, there
were thirty-three States represented by
thirty-six Senators.
The Federal Constitution, article V,
says it requires two-thirde of both Houses
to propose amendments to that Instru
ment As we hare before stated on this
subject, according to the Constitution it
required forty-four rotes to carry the
Compromise'in the Senate. At most, it
could count as its supporters but thirty
eight Senators, for we hare the authority
of the Republican for stating “ the Repub
lieu he would not hare voted for it." The
Republican , proses its own statement
false ; it occupies the ridiculous position
of being a witness against itself and flatly
contradicts its own assertions. Recollect,
reader, the “ Crittenden Compromise
proposed certain amendments to the Con
stitution of the United States,” and the
Constitution of the United States ex
plicitly states it requires two-thirde of
both Houses of Congress to propose
amendments to that instrument Recol
lect, too, that in the Lower House the
Republicans had a majority, not one of
whom would hare voted for it. Does
this not prove that the editor of the Re
publican is ignorant of political matters?
The rest of his article contains nothing
but balderdash, which -requires no an
swer. It is his stock in trade and it would
be ungenerous to rob him of it. If he
can live under the accumulated weight of
such stuff we can ; and so, for the present,
w< ltavc Viim " sioifc in nis'gioiy.
- r
Good. —Forbes, editor of the Sierra
Democrat , closes an article against a fu
sion with the RepuMScaw, VWi* per Vi.
nent language :
“ Democrats, will von bo true to rnuraelres,
and to the sound principles you hare hereto
fore professed * Or, will you submit to this
sale*' 1
If report be true, some self-styledj)em
ocrats in this county have not only sub
mitted to “ the sale," but begged their
master John to sell them. To speak clearly,
men who, a week ago in this city, de
nounced a fusion with the Republicans,
now strongly favor it. Why ? Because
John Conness ordered them to do so.—
thvfirry luti tv. Rr~v.tAts.iit
place, and has taken upon himself the re
sponsibility of selling the “ Union Demo
crats" to the Republican party. Demo
crats, in the language of the Sierra Dem
ocrat, “will you submit to this sale?"
Not one of you, who has a spark of indc'
pendence or principle, will.
— — - —■
Tue Lettkes ue Uacuet. —The N. Y.
World, an able Republican organ, thus
speaks of the lettcn de cachet, which, for
a number of months, were issued by the
State Department:
Patiently as the people had submitted
to the summary procedures of the State
Department in arresting on mere suspi
cion of treason, and confining for weeks
aid months without trial, they still felt it
1 1 be a deep public mislortunc. It was
i i direct conflict with the guarantees of
the Constitution ; was a most dangerous
precedent for future limes; was effectively
used as a taunt and a reproach by the
Confederate President; and was taken bv
the powers abroad as a virtual acknowi
edgincnt that the Constitution of the Re
public was not adequate to its own pro
tection, and as a proof of the desperate
condition of the Federal cause. These
lettree de cachet were an unheard of
thing in any country not ruled by a des
pot. Never before since the Barons en
acted Magna Charts at Runnvmede. did
the Anglo-Saxon race submit to such an
assumption of pow er. The feet Is extraor
dinary as it is incontrovertible, that the
Amei ican Secretary of Slate has exercised
a power in immuring American citizens
without judicial warrant or trial, which
neither Charles I. nor James II., in the
utmost stretch of their royal prerogative,
ever durst attempt, though the one did an
arbitrary act which cost him his head,
and the other did arbitrary acts which
cost him his throne.
Thf Late Mu. John Brown’s Sort..— It
must be very gratifying to the family,
friends, and relatives of the late Mr. j.
Brown, to learn that the soul of that very
enthusiastic individual is “Marching on
to Glory." At least such is the opinion
at this moment entertained by the vulgar
portion of the American press and people
North. When Mr. Brown culminated,
that is, at the moment of his attaining the
very exalted position his merits entitled
him to, " the American Press and the
People North,” with the exception of a
few dangerous fanatics, rendered a verdict
of “Served him right” Owing to the
“ Rebellion,” however, Mr. John Brown
seems likely now to become a character
dearer to Americans than Washington
himself, and to do more than Washington
ever did, viz: give a National air—and
such an air—to the country. The time
seems to us as very short since Mr. Brown
was “worked off"—pitied as an ass by
the North, and detested as an incendiary
by the South. Now Mr. John Brown’s
soul is the pillar of light that leads on the
largest mob of timid mortals that ever
stood up under the laughter of mankind,
drew pay, or, locust-like, cat up the re
sources of a country. —Newt Letter.
To Cohkespondents. —The communi
cation of R. D. in our next. Received too
late for to-day’s issue. Wo cannot, even
to please our friend “ Grizzly Flat," in
terfere in the family quarrel going on be
tween the two worthies. One of them
has been used up, and silently and sullen
ly and pettishly backs square dowyi,
throws himself on his “ dig” and infuses
to “come to time.” It is rumored that a
“representative man” has reconciled the
belligerents, and that they are now “ two
loving brothers.” We hope so.
Sound Talk. —The Louisville Detno
erat, an able and influential Union paper,
holds forth thus plainly: “We warn these-
Abolitionists not to be so fierce for con
fiscation. This they call a slaveholder’s
rebellion ; but about the winding up of
this matter we shall have an Abolition
rebellion. It is only an accident that the
latter did’nt come first; hence the Abo
litionists should be moderate in their pun
ishments, for with wbat measure ye meet,
it shalt be measured to you again.
A CtMusa Qcks-pkoe—Wbat to do with
the “contrabands” ? They are escaping
in large numbers from the districts over
run by the army, and are rushing North.
Recently the very significant fact was al
lowed to come over the wires from Wash
ington that in that city they were getting
so saucy as to be unendurable, elbowing
white men off* the side-walks, insulting
white women, and behaving in so inde
pendent a manner as to be unfit for ser
vants. In Philadelphia a gang of 100 or
more, arriving on one train, were hooted
by a crowd of white laborers, who justly
took the alarm at the idea of competition
with this black horde. The pockets of
tax-payers wijl ajsq take alarm at the idea
of the pauperism and crime, with their at
tendant expense, which such an irruption
threatens to inflict upon society.— Green
port (L. I.) Republican Watchman,
Plating Pals*. —Last July John J.
Crittenden introduced a series of resolu
tions in Congress, which passed thst body
almost unanimously, which resolutions
declared the object cf the war to be “ to
defend and maintain the supremacy of
the Constitution and preserve the Union,
with all the dignity, equality and rights
of the several States unimpaired.” Lin
coln's emancipation policy, all will admit,
if not at variance with the strict letter of
the Constitution, is in violation of the true
spirit of that much abused, little respected
(at present) instrument. Reverdy John-
ne of the profoundest jurists living,
declares the act abolishing slavery in the
District of Columbia unconstitutional, and
It is the conviction of lawyers whose
opinions are worth repeating, that the
Supreme Court will so decide, should the
question be brought before them. Henry
Clay, no mean authority, declared that,
in his view, Congress could not “ interfere
with slavery in the District without a
violation of those obligation which are not
less binding, than if they had been insert
ed in the constitutional enactment itself.”
Republicans say they don't propose to
“ interfere with slavery i.t exists.”
and yet in spite of their assertions they
have interfered with it. Does this not
convict them of duplicityV Are veto
• *.,.***..,* f • ,»
V'- * — —
fessions 1
- — —
Tiib Akmv Commission.— The full re
port df-t/essr* 'JittfiJ 2ovV-»r»«ff CampM),
on army contracts, and particularly in re
lation to Fremont’s operations in the
Western Department, where Fremont and
" his gang of CnlifiwraHbieves," as Frank
Blair called them, nourished, will be look
ed for with no little interest. It will be
issued in a short time, create a profound
sensation, and shove how inexcusable the
President was in re-appointing Fremont.
The Albany Argun well says that the au
thority of such a man as llolt ought lobe
conclusive with the Republicans. The
language oV the Report »s very distinct in
regard to Fremont. “In every wav,”
says the Report, “the acts of Fremont
himself prepared tlvc way and led to the
immoral practices of his subordinates.’’
And in concluding their report the Com
missioners add : “ Having, in thu fulfill
ment of the trust committed to iis, lifted
the veil from a Held of prodigality, in
subordination and demora! lint ion, in the
midst of which we have been tolling for
the last four months, we have (elt it in
cumbent upon us to point to the Depart
ment the true mute of these disorders."
Tile responsibility for such frauds extends
*.o those who are guilty of tolerating or
countenancing their authors. Let tiie
Convention which meets to-day take some
action on the subject. Silence is equiva
lent to indorsing them.
— •
FrsiOX.—At tiie Republican primary
meetings in San Francisco on Tuesday
night, called for the purpose of electing
delegates to the Republican State Conven
tion, to be held at Sacramento on the 17th
instant, the Abolition Democrats united
with tiie Republicans, participated in
their meetings, and had tiie exquisite
pleasure of electing one-third of their sort
delegates to the Convention. Conness
did not spend the winter in San Francisco
for nothing. Union Democrats, you who
are Democrats in principle and not in
name only, arc you w illing to be trailed
off to tiie Republican party for the bene
fit of some selfish and aspiring leaders ?
If not, pause and see w here your leaders
are drifting and repudiate them while
there is yet time.
Not on it. — It is stated, on reliable au
thority, that several members of the
“ Union Democratic County Committee"
have expressed their deckled aversion to
a fusion with the Republicans in this
county, which Conness has been laboring
for. He finds some of them less yielding,
less disposed to be traded off than he
hoped and expected. What the result
will be time will disclose.
Mar* it.— Mr. Dawes, of Massachu
setts, a Republican member, declared in
Congress blit a short time ago, that more
money has been stolen from the J'reasw y,
during thefirst year of llepuhliean rule ,
than the current yearly expenses of the
Government, under the former Adminis
tration. This is an admission to be mark
ed and remembered. When Republican
and fishy Democratic papers talk about
the plunderings of Floyd, Cobb A Co., let
them be reminded of this great fact so
characteristic of Republicanism. Let the
people, who are exorbitantly taxed, bear
it in mind, too, and not be again deceived
by the false Republican promises of re
trenchment and reform.
Vote or Tb.isis.-At a meeting of Young
America Engine Co., No. a, held on the 2!>lb
ult.. the following was unanimously adopted :
Resolred, That the thanka of this Company
be and are hereby tendered to the ladies of the
Cary House for the beautiful flag presented to
them ; also to Misa Wheelan, for the magnifi
cently wrought banner presented them on
May 1st, 1862.
W. H. LOWELL, Foreman.
C. E. Cbcbbvck, Secretary.
At Diving Bell Bar, on the Cotumnes River, on
the 4tb init., by J. McCormick, Justice of the
Peace, John Andrsws and Mrs. — Burns.
THE DIRECTORS of the ibore Com
pany are hereby notified and requested
,to meet at the Law Office of the under-
igmd, in the City of Ptacei*rllle, on
Monday, the 9th inst.. at the hour of 4 o'-
clock r. m ., for the purpose of organising as a Board,
by the election of a President, Treasurer and Secre
tary, and transacting such other business as may
come before them. 8. W. SANDERSON*
Temporary Treasurer,
Placerville, June 5th, 1869.—It
O’Donnell’s Theatre.
Kale and Female Minstrels
Id esaoectloa teiak Ike
Metropolitan Variety Troupe,
Saturday Evening, dune 7th, 18(1,
With Entire Chance of Programme.
jnneT Proprietor.
Bare hbotbd to
RQQTQ'S aaica STORfi,
dpora akor, their old stand.
rill hare tnereaeed tkele tanner large stock of
and Invite their patron* and the public generally to
call and examine'theirIMMBNKK STOCK, and learn
lhair prieea ketone pproheslng elsewhere. Their In
creased tacJUtlea for baying goods at Baa Francisco,
enable them to defy competition -
flacervl , May ITth, 18(5.
Neto anbrrtiBfmfnts Co=19a|J t
Bitter*.—It rmntn, pviilra and rtrrngthana
tb* ijitta, and aiUa tb* atomaeh in tb* ptrbra
ante of Ita function.. It la a aoferaiga aptcillc
for imparting alrtngth, rifnr and tone to tb*
ayatem, and po*««aain( tb* curative power* for all
diteatra arieing from a diaordered atomaeh. In
tb* mo*t Htere tuw af tramp*. diarraa and
wraknaaa In tbe atomaeh, the Hitter* bar* been
rigid!. teated, and alwaya nitb tbe grrateat eue
•eae.—Sold by all druffiata and dealera every
where. jnn*l
Ki»c bIIm West of Strawberry sad » Kast of rUcsrvtlls,
On Henry and Bwan’a New Road.
IL THE under afgnrd bavlof made every
arrftngvmen'. for the Accommodation of
imflLrart* them that all who favor him with
their patronage, shall be entertained In a manner
that cannot fail to give satisfaction, and at very
low prices.
Purchasing everything the season affords, and
employing the best of cooks, be pledges himself to
spread before the patrons of the River-Side, the
BEST TABLE to be found between Plaeervllle and
Nevada Territory.
The Bar will always be supplied with the best
liquors and eigare.
Stable room for teams. Hay and Barley al
ways on hand and for sale cheap.
Jun7yl J. W. BARROW* Proprietor.
Celebration of July 4th, *62,
Manufactured at tbe of
Should send their orders without delay to
No. 407, Front Street, Ben Freneisco.
tar- i *ists of kinds and prices sent by mail or
express sUii requested. jun.Viil
Main street, third door above the Cary House.
The undersigned respect- .
fully informs his friends and >
the public generally, that he
is keeping his EXCHANGE - —-
on the European Restaurant Style, an I is pvspaii
to furnish
Meala at all Hamri, Day or Night,
And to accommodate BOARDERS AND LODGERS.
Pff" The flwlo— is kept open aR night.
>««»«*] PETER POX.
Sacramento Valley JUilrosd.
ON and after Monday. March 34th, the
cars of the Sacramento Valley Road will Irave
as follows :
Leave Sacramento at C\ s w., 3S and 5 r. w.
Leave Folsom at 6.S s. IS u., and r. u.
Leave Sacramento at a. u.
Leave folsotu at Ilf m
Will be taken up by every trair from Sacramento
(except on Suadpjrs), and by the 6* a m and M|
r. n. down.
The Gm a m train up. and 12 «. train down, con
nect with stages to and from the mountain towns
and Carson Valley
'1'ICKET OFFICE, opposite the care, on
Front street, under the M |.at Cheer Housr.
J. P. ROII!N.*ON. SupY.
Now is the Time
figUjiiBbfe TO PURCHASE.
— ST —
On the Plata. Plaeervllle.
IT beinr the intention of the undersigned to devote
his whole attention to the Manufacturing of Jew
elry and Repairing Watches, he now off*rs for sale,
his wvriaa smrt or
IF" Persons wishing purchase such article*,
would tk» well to call early and select.
• % Watches neatly repaired and warranted.
• '« All kinds of JKWE1.BY made to order,
with neatness and dispatch.
Aim. «H kinds of IM AMOND WORK, E*.
GRAVING and ENAMELING done to order.
He invites the public to call and see tot them
h Title department will be under tbe aupf
‘ton of PRANK BKKKART. (former!
IColoma). All job, dune with pram,
and at reaaonabje price,.
IF" MR. BEKEART adjtiata aod repair, PUB
MACHINES, uf aU patent,.
Two door, abovr tbe Tbeatrr, aaa tb* riaaa,
jun*7) Plaeervllle.
1862. NOW BEADY. 1803.
Are Now Ready for Sale.
Send in Your Orders.
PARTIES visitiag Sacraments, should bear In mind
that the only place to bay a
Is at the extensive Establishment of
Corner of Second and J atreet* ;
Wkerc may alwaya be found the largeal variety of
In the Stale, which he guarantee, to aell LOWER
than any other llouae In the City. Call before | ar I
ehaalng and examine hi, atock. jel
QTATK OP CALIFORNIA, County of Kt Dorado.
O —In the Probate Court in and for aaid County.
In the matter of the Ertate of NATHANIEL STEED
Deceaaed :
Notice la hereby given to all peraon* intereated in
the Relate of laid Deceaaed, to be and appear before
the Court nforraaid, In open Coort, nt the Court
Room of aaid Court, in the City of Plaeervllle, nt the
Imwr of 10 olock a. n., of Monday, the SOth
Day of Jane, a. d. IMS, to then and there ahow
eauae If any they can, why an order ahould not be
granted antboriain, aud empowering Nathan Rhine,
Adminletralor, to aell the Real btate belonging t*
tbe Pet ate of said Deceaaed.
By order of the Court.
I —, Wltneaa my band and aeal of aaid Court
| t- ■■ [ hereto aBaed, nt oBoe In the Cits of Planer
* — ~ * villa, kbta the Oth day of June, a. ». MB
TH08. B. PATTEN, Clerk.
j«jWt By Oopax Souiaaa, Deputy.
■as naan Banovas to
Few doora below the Moantjoy Hoaae
Wbare will be kept
IMooglng to the
Whioh will be told at PriQea to Suit 1
Wkalaaale wad Retail Dra||lata
ttooH*, Etr'j
1 You will find tbe best as*' You will sec the vtr£
■ortment of WEARINGiP.neet TIUKII tn 4
APPAREL,ofthe Plo.ntV A LIS E 8, In |m
I quality , variety,
— AT — f
ft CO’S •
Corner of Montgomery end Sutter St’«/
Gtsds, Oie Price A Cash (
At th» JAQUO Of
flan Francisco, Apr! 19th, ISO!.
Where you can see an entirely (T|
i ocJUL
new stock of the latest styles c
Spring and Summer Clothing,
HAVE JVNI RICWTy.D a large and rarefally
selrrti d aiHirtmrnt of
Frock and Business Coats;
Caaaimer, Linen and Satinet Pants;
Marseilles, 8ilk and Batin Vests;
Bilk, Straw, Caaatmer and Wool Hats ;
Sewed and Pegged Boots j
Sewed and Pegged Shoes and Gaiters,
Trunks, Valises and Carpet Bags,
And a general assortment of
All of whit h will be sold at esreedingly low prices.
Gentlemen are invited to give me a rail briber
purchasing, as I have an assortment of goads from
which the last- of the most fastidious cannot bll to
be suited.
Of all suet, constantly os hand.
rain »<•»
County Warrants and Gold Unit t
N. B.—New Goods received every Week.
Main street nevt door to the Greyhound aalodn.
I. ELHt'8,
Main Street, Placerville,
He. juet received » larfr etoek of
Consisting, in part, of
Fine Black Frock Coats,
Floe Black Pants.
Fir e Cassini, re Pants,
Davis A Jones*
Puff-bosom Niirta,
Marseilles Shirts,
Silk and Flannel Undershirts.
Silk-warped Undershirts,
Linen.Silk and Cashmere Drawers,
BenkerC* Boots,
and Pegfrd Boots.best quarts?
Os ford Ties, Gaiters and Shoes, eke.
And a large assortment of Straw, Casslmere aad
Wool HATS. Also, a large assortment of
Cloths, Ca ni meres sad Vestinga
Which I will make to order, on the shortest n*Hrr,
and guarantee to St. Call and examine before pur
chasing elsewhere. L. ELK UP.
Main street, Plarerville.
SB J street, Baerameoto,
march! between td and IS
At the Old Bound Teat Clothing Storef
Old Bound Tent Clothing Store £
Old Bound Tent Clothing Store I 1
Go to the Cld Bland !
Go to the Otd Bland !
Go to the CM Bund ?
— in —
A ctwiff iiwrtimBl ol FULL SUITS, of the
latent fashion, of diverstftrd material, and of cokbre
to suit all fancies.
A large Mock or DBESS COATS.uiifke
tore, from the »BT BKOADCLOTUS.
All kinds of BUSINESS COATS.
In tin line or PANTS AND VESTS W.
have n choice aneortmenl, of nil quail Hen
or BOOTS AND SHOES, we hove the
Aneet nn'TtaKai to be fnend In the mountain,
or HA.TS, we have the GENUINE PERUVIAN,
of nil colon, InteM Btric of SILS nod CAM1MEE,
nod the floral PANAMA nnd STRAW.
comprlaea everythlnf neccaanry to n fenllentnn'a
complete nnd fnahlonnMe toilet.
DAVIS A /ONES’ floent WHITE nnd
PANCY SHIRTS nl.nya on bond.
A Inree neeortment of OLOVES, Including
BUCKSKIN,ChgfilMES nnd genuine INDIAN TAN.
etc., of every dencriptton.
Of the Improved Pattern, always on hand.
$3r Gentlemen are invited to call and examine
our stock. We consider it no trouble to show goods,
and will always be pleased to afford any one the
opportunity of comparing our goods and prices with*
those of other merchants.
SlfllWMMSR reepectfeNy Bbtet tho
a cltlieoe of PlncetvUle and the public gyneranj.
public gyeevnuy-
Bey City, where
bleed n t^ndhhaanartmrnh nnd
fnoda, he h nbtn to ntroWh Dm lute* atytea
thnt, having Juet returned from the
he purr-bleed n
At tbavi
it of Spriag i
SUITS, In meet the approval el <
every eye.
BUSINB88 COATS of every atyle end nib
qua) Wet.
In PANTS AND VESTS ■yntonkenn.
dm bn excel led. •
Of BOOTS AND SKOB8 1 hnve the flnnab
nanortment In town, compruin, Bankart *1 Cntf Boot*
nnd Gnltera, na well natjl other rlnanea of dree, nod
mining bootn from the bent manufacturer! in Ihe
Of HATS 1 hnve n eptendH nanortment, coo
tinting of Ponomo, *Uk, Btrnw,Caaalmtr nnd Wool I
Indudea every Article
gcntltaaan't fnahkmnble toilet.
A Urw Anortmont of DAVIS *
SHUTS,—White, Colored end Pnoey
GLOVES.—A Urge nanortment of Beekrtrin
Indian Tan, Kid, 8Hk nod Thread Glovnn.
TIES, OKA VATS, Hnndkarohiafa, etc.
TBUNKS. Taiwan nod (aqd Saga of •»«
DOLT’S PISTOLS, of aJk aksnn, oonarnnUy
j — paid roa —
Mr GeoUemno win And It U their advantage*”,
oau and examine my stock before purchasing
where, ae I can afford to eel! ae low ae tbe lowest
mnyW I. SAKSRffH*

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