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The Weekly mountain Democrat. [volume] (Placerville, El Dorado County, Calif.) 1861-1862, June 14, 1862, Image 1

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$»; Three Month., i I ot>: One Month (payable to the t ar-
H«r),Mcvnt»; Single Cop to, I-* St ecoU.
ADYKBTIHINt. —One Square. of 10 line.. Or.t
••eh •ab.equent in*. rti..n *1 W: Huai new t *rd'- "• “* •J'**'*
•r lam one rear. $ib, Hmlncaa l ard*. of H» hut. or le<«.
tbrea nontha §10 A liberal dlaoiunl will !*• ina<li‘ "n the
• aieaed oBe *quare.
jna PRINTING — Oar OfNee la replete with all the modern
lIJraeiaeaUfor be *«**• c.aae am. hm h. ex.-, utl n of
ZZfZOES PRlNriXG.atK ba. Hook*. Pamphlv*. Brief*.
1 y .,_-■«Tin. Circular*. Itall Ticket*. Pr-cramme,.. f or
5S5S-»-‘ « «**"'«• enerl...
. Card. Lahale. etc.. in plain or fancy colors ink*.
■rmru 1 BLANKSAlfldatit*. Undertaking* and Wrlt*».f
J luLfciat under the new law. for .aV at tlii* om< e : nl«>,
■■TTa IM-Iaration* of H.rtneBtead, the m««t con*.incut form
J* jut printed, a complete form of MIMCKS l»KK.I».
ili/i WBaUfally eitrutcd MAKKIAGK CKKTIUCATK.
PUUIKR.Xa. IliSiWa*liiuf ton .ireet. opposite Maguire ■
q ‘ ra |||t ifce only auihoilied Ageul for the VnVXTATX
DKMGt'JtJ 7, Jl» the cl|v of San Frauoi«oo. All order* for
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0 let Jed u>
j g KKBt.rVt* au<horire.l toraneitx utwvr* dm- tliia Otflre.
\’flat •abacriptioo* adtertidng etr.
W T doM u th*»uth.virr* **** v>v.Mori:\T at
OinitliTi foe xW pap- r v_- " "•** ' •
. work, taft with hiai. will be promptly attended to.
CHAN r JACKSoN I* the niithntiied Agent of the > OJS
TaIX HRMtM’KAT at Kl lh»rado. Order* left with Iniu will
W promptly attended to.
V* J. MDLKMlN I* our awthorlred agent at Sacramento —
All ardor* f«»r advertising. etc.. left with him atll receive ini
mediate attention.
A. 1ADLAM. Jr.. I* ntir author!**-1 atr* nt xt S.i -'i. • t *« in.|
will prwmytly foraard advertisement* hand'd him f-r n*.
COL. L. B. HOPKINS I* oor aulhoilfd agent at Aurora.
Maaa Count*
A. H. L. l»UH \% ***®t tot the ln»wut at Yinibi* City,
# Nevada Territory
COI.. WM. KNOX ie oar authorieed a;* n' at t.ri/rly I .* —
All order* givea him fur the I*cun«»Tat aid J-t••sn| } t-
Wded to.
A. N. SMITH I* authnriud —•*»•*’ ""HM "O'* *«»•
acriptioa* Tor the Itenewrat in Sacranuut • i»j.
Offlre, on Colonn Slrrel.
professional CavtJS, IZtr.
<r>10H. J. OIIGON,
A T T O R N K V - A T . 1. A tV ,
n Dor.dn, El Dorado County.
Will nrartice in all tint C.oirla of tin- 1 Itli J
Muriel. omi'K-Al Pilot llill. Hi D.
A T T 0 IWi E V - A T • I. A W ,
Office in Dou»I»m' Ituil.l i.lt ri|. Jtnir-l, Main
A T T O H S E V - A T - I. A W,
Office, In Dou*l»»»’ Building (up stairal.
-fkmet, Placervillr.
1 l'l‘t
a... w.ivn.a
Office—North role o( I’laaa , u-alair.- . P. vcrvlle
[runtut )
o. D. HALL, O. YALE,
»twrl»f, ■ .«oi ; '•••",
Practice Into in all t!*e Court, of 1 t ill.
Office,, at Carton ami Virijinia l it} - j- I 1 ' tf
lout itim, "■ 1 ’•
A T T f> U N E V S - A T - I. A 'V ,
Office in l it} HI- A riacerii!!o.
Will practice l.*» mil. - ‘-irt- 111 | n 'j
•Aioiainf Countlcu—m tin-, noir, inr ( -it.
C'uurtiuf l't>k ]*« j i j*»»t j •
A T T O It N E V - A T - I. .A «' .
Will practice law in nil the C. :t* "f El Dora! • at,it
arlj.oiiu.it Co,into ,.
Office In Dnug!a„' Uu.lilmg tup-aUiia), " • •*•
Office, at Kctlilencc. Mam ftreet,
4iirt a bote Bcilford Aaraue, I’lacen illc.
dr. I. s TITUS.
Office—At 111! rcei.lclici-, on llirh ptr-et. f.urtli
hottae, on the right, from Col—oa .treet. »p‘-
Dooks. Stationrru, Etc.
plaza book stoke,
P I, A C K K v I L I. E ,
Hat Just received a splendid assortment of
Standard and Miscellaneous Works.
stationer'*, school books,
OirT BOO**, A LUC Ml*. cctlkkv,
tA.TP, tilELb CkXS A ! 'I INS,
ociTaaa, aCO»iu»u>»i*, ukm\ two**,
iohan araiar.s, rv» n. ,
Selected ei|>re»sly for the Country Trade, and selling
at great!j reduced rates- Aho,
Fer Sacramento Union, Alta California, Bulletin,
Mirror, etc.
Newspapers and periodicals
kept cooatanlljr on hand, anil aold unutuafly low.
Tori, Tobacco, Cigars, Fruit, Nuts,
Candies, etc., etc.,
Haiti atrect, iippnaile the. Cary Rouen,
ma} 10] PI.ACERV1L1.K. [Sin
Vontr o/ Main Stmt amt t
PLACER villi:,
1 ‘ 1 s »
nut the Plata t
Havana Cigars, Tobacco, Books, Sta
tionery, Cutlery, Playing Cards, J
Yankee Notions, Fruits, Green
and Dried, Nuts and Candles,
Also, receive* by every Stearrerthe latest Atlantic
Aa4 European N«v»puper*, Matraxmc* ;iud Pciiudi
tain, and all the WEEKLY CALIFORNIA NKWtfl’A*
PKRSand MAGAZINES. may‘44 3m
CARY noise
Iron, Bulph-ir and Medicated Baths!
tfkfllfel artists.
& Private Entrance for Ladies through second
Aorj of <&e Gary House.
maytO Froprletors.
Lower tide of Dia, new Clay street,
FattoUh all-kinds cf Help for Families. Hotels,
Farmers, Mining Companies, Mills, Factories,
Shops, etc., 4te.
Also, have p: SEAL ESTATE AGENCY, and
attend to all bfttiheit in that line. s28-ly
)eeds, Mortgages and declara
tl6n cf Homesteads, for sale at this office-
hotels, Restaurants, Etc.
Corner Main and Sacramento Street*,
J. II. Vanderbilt Proprietor,
(KormeTly of the Carr Hou»o.)
THE HOt’SE having been thoroughly overhauled,
remodeled ami newly furnished with elegant
furniture, we are prepared to accommodate the
traveling public in liner style than any hotel in the
city. Having had extensive experience a- a caterer,
all who may be pleased to patronise the House can*
not fail to be well cared for.
A FINE REA HI NO ROOM is connected with the
House, which will always be supplied with the latest
newspapers front all parts of the eXa'.e and the
Eastern cities.
•Htc Dtnm* Room will be under the immediate
control of the well knowu caterer, Mr. JAMW
The HAII will l>e under the supervision of Mr.
30K Kl.DItllMVE, formerly of ?au Francisco, and
Mr. SAM. HOUSE, formerly of Sonora, which N a
' that 10410 hut the FIRST quality
of VfTues. e&itfnrm, j ,•&
Every department of the House ail? be kept in
such a manner a» to make it second to NONE in the
*•* STAGES arrive at and deaart from the
Orleans from and to all parts of the Mate.
Meals 50 cts.
Lodging 50 and 75 **
House open nil night. mavfll
W. M. C%HT. JAS. W. tll.irs
m \is siia.nr ri..\( i:uvii.i.i:.
vpiIF rtn.t. r«t*< til li.ivlns the I'tar-r II ■' 1
I ft'ully .illicit a' t.ntijjuHiice .if tin-1.If t .1
full.hi.,i'f l,i r. t.if.iri- .mill'll I to if. ati'l i" •!' i'*
former pnfr«*»** the public gi;,cral!y i > • f
f..rt shall i f -pared on their part to promote the
1-0tufurl of nil who may favor them with their pa*
t remit?**.
THE PLACER HOTEL, situated in the v ry heart
«»f tie busities- por; ; oti of P1ai-»-rvi11e, «• XT* i ■* .*npc
r.ur indureim-'it- r*"*idei ts ai d tl,** trave .■ -j | ub
!.«• The TALI I will always he supplied w tl H.e
be.t vimi h to h.' 1< id in tin; luatk* t. Hid the L*»lg*
lug dep.trtn ent will t»**r l»e cleat, and comfortable.
try- in a.-. >rd nice » t* U*** t'«n* i».
aprl'i U L’NSCH A SL PP.
i:agli: hotel,
Corner of K and Seventh -t?., Sacjaa»*'i.lo.
OF.. CALL A II AX, the propriet. r ff t!;i
• 1..I.. -u»•?>«';.. d and iwpnlar Ibdel, informs
hi, f.rmvr |>n<rnn« sml friend? in El 1* -rado t outity,
ti.at l.i i.a- r i» • *1 the kei ping of his <M st in 1,
• lo re It* w.uilil he ph ased to nn.-et th-tn again
Noinirh.tat •! ng the “Tortus a*d th- tl -ods, he a<-
Hires All that the (ittl.DEN EAGLE is in the best nr*
! -r f«*r the aceotnni alatoui of guest-, and that the
t-rm- are b>w and m unison with the turns.
IT,. l.fert'y connected with his li t* 1 a prime
I . i y Stable*. where horse* and carriages are let at
rea- -liable rates.
II * |>«iro!i« ar* alw »v* r. nvey-1. rr.rmr
t ..»• : from |he ear*an I sbandw it*.
ha. r.tmetit . Aplil ... .
e.eovs \i;a st.t’Mox.
' •" • — ■ • ,
y*“ One ,.f the (*!•■.e*t llott-e* in . v_
t,:.. ii/ u ifi— —«-n ll'fity A .* * iii'' i fW m id. .i 1 a.-n
on the old comity • >..* ! V < ar» ' all- > •• d L-u»-
raida, iimm from Placer \ >'h* hi. 1 I * ' i:.e*nd
f*ttrtng«. and > mile* we-f «*f Strawberry \ ill-v.
The above House is a large tw„ story h ame budd
ing. with room* for families and other guc.-t*.
ittrTtie llA 11 Is supplied w ith the best of Liquors
and .'•••gars.
9 %<»o«nI Stabling for hor»cs, mules, etc. Hay and
Hat I* v always on hand.
iiniyStf W. F. LEON, Proprietor.
N.m- mile* We«t of Strast- rry so-1 to K«*t «»f Placer* ill*.
On Henry and Swan's New Road.
THE undersigned having mad- every
arrangement for the aeeou oiod.itioti of
* -liW- them that all who fav. r him with
fheir patronage, -hall he euter*iiluv*i rri a manner
t»»at cannot fail to give satisfaction, and at very
Tow prtfsn. V.
Pur* hasing everything the season affords, and
einph yit.g the beat of cooks, he pledges himself to
spread hrfore the patriot* of the R.ver-S.de, the
IsEST TALI.E to he found between Placcrville and
Nevatla Territory.
Th- Har will alw.ys be supplied with the best
liquors rtnd cigar*
* Ftable roii'ti f or tean-.s. Hay amDUarley al
gays nn baud and *■ r sa*e cheap,
j inTyl J. AV. HARItOX,
Main street, third door above the Cary flouse.
The undersigned respect* .
fully informs his friends and >
the public generally.that he
is keening his EXCHANGE
on the European Kmtaurant fctyle, an 1 is prepared
to furnish
Meals at all Hour*, Day nr Xlglit,
And to accommodate HOARDERS AND LODGERS.
The Saloon is kept open ull night.
On the Plaza, l'lacerville.
The aliove popular Place of Resort has
been leased by the undersigned, and thoroughly
renovated and refitted.
Every Delicacy of tho Season
Constantly on hand. Meal? »rr«c<? at itie
notice. A share of patronage solicited.
tnavi.'»-3id PETER MlI.I.KiE.
rpiIE respectfully
inform* the citizens of 11**-
cerviile and the public gem i aJ
__ m |y, that he has taken the above
named house and renovated and rc-fin-m.-Leil it in
the best style. I am prepared at all times, day or
night, to accommodate those who may fa.vi>r me with
their patronage, witli the very best of ev*'ay thing the
market aflbrds, prepared in any desired style.
Oysters, t hickens, Turkeys & Game
of all kinds served to order.
r*r Fruits and Paatrynf all kind*distantly on
hand. A share of patronage i- respectfully soli
may17 8ui
Best of Liquors, Wines, Cigars, &c.,
W. M. OOX.41IFE,
W II 0 L K S A I, E
[Liquor 3^t‘alerf
Plaza, Main street, Placer* tile.
8ample Room in Cary House Building. apr5
South side of Main stree, l'lacerville,
/A/A/A IS CHECKS on San Franclaco,
vUU for .air, at par, every week.
• AKON kaun.
'maylO 7
Now .and Then.
Ben Wade—“ lion rut Ben Wade,” as
he is familiarly called by his friends—as
Chairman of the Committee on the con
duct of the War, in the United States Sen
ate, has recently says the San Joaquin
liepublirnn , made a report in regard to
the barbarous treatment by the rebels at
Manassas of the remains of officers and
oldiers of the United States killed in bat
tle there. In the conclusion of this re
port Ben says:
Hi story will be examined in vain for a !
parallel to this rebellion against a good ,
government, long prepared lor by ambi
tious men, who were made doubly sure of
success by the aid and counsel of former
,id/»uj).str-'>tin».s. and by the belief that
V«evr •pvwos "neve awwenea
r.animous people. They precipitated the
war at a moment when the general gov
ernment had just changed, under circum
stances of astounding perfidy, without a
single reasonable of complaint,
and in the face of repeated manifestations
of moderation and peace on the part of the
1‘n sident and his friends.
They took up arms and declared that
they would never surrender until their re
bellion had been recognized, or the insli*
tutions established by our fathers had been
destroyed. The people of the loyal States,
at l:i<t convinced that they could preserve
their liberties only by an appeal to the
tloil of Battles, rushed to the standard of
the republic in response to the call of the
Chief Magistrate, livery step of this mon
strous treason has been marked by vio
! 'cnee and crime. No transgression lias i
■ been too great, mi wrong too startling, for
its 1 aiders. They disregardedihe sancti
ty of the oaths they had taken to support
the constitution. They repudiat'd all
their obligations to the people ol the fr e
States. They deceived and betrayed their
own fellow citizens, and crowded their ar
mies with forced levies. They drove from
tin ir midst all who would not yMd to
despotism, or tilled their prisons with men
who would not enlist under their Hag.—
They have crowned tin ir rebellion by the
prrpi tuition of deeds scarcely known
even to savage win fare. The investiga
tions of your committee i live established
this fact beyond controversy.
These patriotic and loyal sentiments
and brave words call to mind another re
port of Ben's made under a little different
circumstances, when it was his hull that
gored the other fellow’s ox, and that “al
ters the case," the ox might have kept
i out of the way of the bull, you see. The
occasion to which we allude, was in 1 bolt,
when the patriotic “ Oberliu rescuers’
were in prison at Cleveland, arrested for
a violation of a law of the United States i
the loyal citizens of Ashtabula county,
under the leal of John Brown, Jr., a pa
triot son of the “ martyr to liberty ’ of
that name, organized themselves into a
hand, uud. r the name • -f “Sonsof Liber
ty, ” for the avowed purpose of rvLnjinj?
t.ie piisonets and resisting the United
Stales authorities. The strong-minded
women of the vicinage presented a banner
, to this gang of cut-throats, lovnl free
booters, and patriotic outlaws, for which
Ben. Wade, as their chosen champion,
returned thanks in the following loyal and
pati iotie terms:
“Lawks: 1 stand before you to-night,
to say that those men of Ohvrlin and Wel
lington acted just as 1 should have acted,
and will act whenever occasion presents
itself. And more : 1 will seek oppoi lutii
ties to violate the Fugitive Slave Act.
“ Ladies ami fellow citizens, the hour
i of trial has come. Twenty of our neigh
bors are in custody for helping ‘John’ on
to Canada. Now, shall we tamely submit
in the face of all our boasting and threats':
In the iuti.it' of' (iv>l let u* he true to our
..iCurdi. Let ua be true to our professions
and plineiples. //’ tin SnjiriDie Cnnrtttt
f th i" ihns nuti/riit tin lutbcitseorjnti*. the
fienple "f tht IF/ ifrl’li llenerre lnnet t/runt
it—Hironi in /min/, it'nte.l he — regardless
of the threats of tyrants—regardless ol
the cry of ‘save the Union'—regardless of
j everything but duty, but morality, Clod
and justice. We w ill march to Cleveland
| and libeiate these Christian felons. There
I is no other alternative lcftforus. If we
I are not cowards, cringing slaves—if we
are not dead and insensible to the princi
ples of our fathers—if there is one spark
; of ‘give us liberty or give us death’ left
in u.-—if we ate not ready to become field
bands on a cotton plantation, we will rise
ami shout in tiie ears of tyrants ' reiyn t/e
jimfili /’ until our State and Nation are
relieved ftoin the base thraldom into
, which they are now plunged."
AW IL-n. tells us “history will be ex
amined in vain for a parallel to this re-
WAvmn wgsinst a iwoi government.”—
77.0/, rebellion against this good govern
ment was demanded by “duly,
' God and justice.” Xoir, the people ol
the South “ have precipitated the war
without a single reasonable ground of
complaint." Then, the people of the
Western Reserve were called upon to re
sist a Federal law, “etronl in h inti," and
thus “precipitate a war without a single
reasonable ground of complaint.” AW,
the people of the South are abused for ta
king up arms and threatening never to
surrender until their rebellion hod been
recognized. Then, the people of the North
were asked, “ Shall we tamely submit [to
Federal authority,] in the face of all our
boasting and threats ?” “ No ! sword in
band we will inarch to Cleveland ! We
will rise and shout in the cars of tyrants
until our State and nation are relieved
from the base thraldom of a Union with
slave-holders and a constitution which re
cognizes their rights!" AW,xve arc told,
the people of the South “ disregard the
sanctity of the oaths they had taken to
support the Constitution.” Then, none
but “ cowards, cringing slaves, ready to
become field hands on a cotton plantation,”
would recognize the sanctity of that oath,
on the Western Reserve.
But we need not continue these com
parisons further. In general terms, the
“ rebels” of the South have not acted upon
any principle which Ben. Wade did not
then commend to the people of the West
ern Reserve as the highest and holiest du
ty. Tiie Democracy resisted those teach
ings then; they resist them note. Then
they were sneefed at as “ Union Savers}'"
note they arc denounced as “secessionists."

JIoxestv is always the best policy.
Piulil»K Fonvni'd.
Here is an item, says the Providence
Post, of the 12th of April, which reached
us only yesterday from Washington :
Senator Wilson ot Massachusetts has intro
duced in the Senute a number «>( itn)Arlant
HiiHMidments to the Fugitive Slave I.aw/estab
lishine trial hv jorv lor the ruuavtuhelislo
ini; the cruel tealurea of the present law, tool
debarring rebels from recovering slaves under
any circumstances.
The secessionists of the South have
steauily given as the reason why they
wished to leave the Union, that it was
the policy of the Republicans to repeal,
or essentially modify, the fugitive slave
law, abolish slavery in the District of
Columbia, prohibit it in the Territories
and interfere with It in the States.
, ' '■
most indignantly, that tliey had any de
sire to do anything more than to prohibit
slavery in the Territories; and some have
gone so far as to say that this tvas no part
of their policy. Indeed, afteag a large'
number of Southern Senators and Repre
sentatives had withdrawn from Congress,
leaving the control of both bodies to the
Republicans, several Territorial bills were
pa-sed, in which there was no prohibition
of slavery or any other interference with
or reference to the institution.
Mr. Douglas understood this to mean
that the Administration and the 'party
supporting it had planted themselves on
conservative ground, and as no Republi
can declared or hinted that his inference
wiismrt I'orrci ->(h « Jvh;. { ','mA \’w
South had no longer anything to complain
of, and urged the people of the seceded
and seceding States to give their confi
dence again to the Government and return
to their allegiance.
Douglas has not been one year dead,
but mark the change that lias come over
the Republican dream! A bill to abolish
slavery in the District of Columbia, in
stoutly, and without any reference to the
wishes ol the people, has passed the Sell
ate by a strict party vote; every Repub
lican who was in his sent voting for it, and
every anti-Republienn, including ail the
Senators from Lite border States, voting
against it 1 A resolution, pledging the
co-operation of the Government, finan
cially as well as morally, in State eman
cipation schemes, has passed both houses
— thus making the Government a party
to a purely local question, ovur which
even the most radical Republicans have
not heretofore claimed federal control 1
A hill to emancipate all the slaves, with
: eoiiipeu-ation only to loyal owners, has
been before Congress for months, and
finds many li iends. Another to eonfi-ea!'
the slaves, of rebels, and colon)'/. • them
, somewhere—deemed somewhat less ob
jectionable by whilom conservative Re
publicans—is still receiving attention,
and its friends Imnst that it will pass. V
bill to prohibit slavery in all the Territo
ries, is only “ hung up," because it is at
tached to one for the organization of
Arizona, a Territory which is just now
supposed to he almost without white in
habitants. And now, at last, comes from
the Republican leader in the Senate, a
hill to liimfify the fugitive slave law so as
■ in inoperative in every free
! State hr the Union 1
Verity, here is progress ! Just what
■ was charged by the South as the lLpiib
liiiiu policy; ami just what, they claimed,
|justified Recession; is being adopted by
the party, in spite of all remonstrance.
Said (iovernor William Sprague, in Ids
letter to the New England Dinner Com
mittee of New York : — “ 1 trust that we
i shall not forget that this rebellion is based
upon a mistake; that the masses of the
| South have been deceived by reckless and
ambitious men, touching our sentiments
and purposes. It should be our object,
while vigorously prosecuting the war, to
' give the lie to, and not substantiate, the
statements by which thousands on thou
sands of honest men of the South have
been - misled. Let us see to it that when
the war is ended, the Southern people
shall blame their own leaders for having
deceived them, and not us for having
confirmed the stories these leaders have
circulated in reference to our motives."
1 low has this counsel been regarded ?
I.o iking into Congress to-day, can Gov
ernor Sprague repeat that “ this rebellion
is leased upon a mistake"—a mistake as
to the purposes of the Republican party V
No! the Republicans are confirming all
] that the Secessionists declared in relation
to their policy. Congress, instead of
l giving the lie to, is substantiating what
, Southern leaders asserted, and confirming
| the stoiies 'circulated in reference to our
motives! This is our view of the matter;
and we know also that it is the view taken
of it by the writer of the patriotic letter
from which we have quoted.
It is unpleasant to dwell upon these
developements of the Republican policy.
We are in the midst of a civil war, and
would gladly have old party lines, for a
time at least, obliterated. Rut the Re
publicans will not permit us to he silent 1
They are pressing forward their ultra
partisan measures. They demand eternal
separation, and not restoration. Wc
have warned them against their course,
and we warn them again. If they would
keep the North united, let them stop this
disunion work in Congress.
Wiiii.k his mother lives, a man lias one
friend on earth who will not desert him
when he is needy. Iler alleetion flows
from a pure fountain, and ceases only at
the ocean of eternity.
—r— *-•••■►- - —
Those are the most valuable that are*
the most serviceable; and those are the
greatest, not that have the most talents,
hut that best employ those they possess.
— ■
The human heart, like a feather bed,
must he roughly handled, well shaken,
and exposed to a variety of turns to pre
vent it becoming hard.
The '• Constitution as it is and the
Union as it was," is the motto of the De
mocracy everywhere.
The elite of the Court of Louis the XIV,
the great monarch of France, were assem
bled in the chapel of the great Trianon,
to witness the nuptials of Louis, Count of
Tanche Conipte—a nntuial son of the
King—with Lydonic, Dutchess de Bali
verne, a wealthy heiress.
The singular feature of the ceremony
was, that the bridegroom’s eyes were
bandaged with a white handkerchief.
This circumstance excited the wonder
of all. Had the bride been old and ugly,
they would not have been surprised. On
the contrary, site was young and quite
pretty. _
The King alone understood this strange
freak of the bridegroom, and though much
enraged, he prudently held his pence and
suffered the ceremony to proceed.
When Louis XIV, came back from his
campaign m Vie.
to unite his son, whose valor and daring
in the war had greatly pleased him, to
one of the wealthy wards of the crown.
lie proposed the union to the young
Ductless of ltaliverne, and found her fa
vorably inclined.
She had just come to court, having just
emerged from the convent where she had
completed her education.
She Imd seen the young Count often,
though lie had never deigned to east a
glance upon her. .She knew he was brave
and noble, and, site thought handsome.
I be barsinistcr in bis escutcheon w as no
objection. She accepted him.
I'nloi Innately, Louis of Tranche
Compte, who, like bis father, was some
tiling of a reprobate, would not accept
‘Mv son,’ sai l the great King, ‘I have
resolved tbatyuli shall marry.’
'My rv>... <-■.;! mostvew.vIK,/,
father,' returned the Count, ' I have re
solved to do no such thing!’
I he King frowned, lie was not in the
iiabit of being contradicted.
‘ I have made a formal proposition, in
your name, for the hand of the Duchess of
ltaliverne, and she lias accepted you, said
lie, gravely.
' Doubtless,’ sneered the young scape
grace, ‘ her taste is excellent, and how
could she refuse me? I’erhaps it would
have been wi ll to have consulted my in
clinations in this matter. 1 do nut wish
to marry.’
' Are you in love with any one?’
• No.’'
‘Then love my Duchess. She is noble,
‘ I am yourson—that is nobility enough;'
lie bowed low as be spoke, and the King
smiled at the compliment; ‘ and the Jews
trust me—what could 1 do with more
' gold ?’
‘She is tlie prettiest woman in my
i ‘I’m tired of pretty women; they are
al ways fools.’
‘ Could you hut see her, you would he
sure to fall in love with her.’
‘ I never will sec her,’ answered the
Count determinedly.
‘ See her or not, you shall marry her,’
cried the King in a rage.
‘Il l do. I'll marry her with my eyes
shut,' rrtui iwd the Count.
Tin- King grew purple with passion.
‘ llaik y'c, boy ! You owe me obedi
ence as a subject and a son. It is my
will that you bestow your band upon the
Duchess de lialivertie, the wedding shall
take place this day a fort-night. Submit
to my will with a good grace, and 1 will
create you a Duke on your wedding day.
Dare to disobey me, and I will strip you
ol your title, and the lauds you hold from
me, and cast you into the liastile.'
This was what had brought the Count
of Tranche Conipte blindfolded to tie mar
The King smiled grimly but said noth
The Count placed the ring upon the
finger of liis bride but lie did not salute
her, and when the ceremony was over he
turned bis back upon her, took the liaild
keichief from his eyes, and walked delib
erately out of the chapel.
Lydonic pouted her pretty lips, and
was almost ready to cry with vexation.
I lie King look her in charge, escorted
her to the carriage, and they were con
veyed to the hotel her husband occupied.
‘ Here you are, my dear,’ said the lvinc,
conducting her through the apartments
he had expressly •furnished for her recep
tion ; here you are, at home.'
‘Hut where’s iny husband?’ asked Ly
‘Silly boy!’ muttered the King, look
ing very much annoyed. Never mind,-
my dear, be is your husband ; the rest
will come in time.’
‘ U’liat is Hie use of having a husband
if he will not look at you?’ pouted Ly
‘ lie shall look at you, or I’ll send him
to the liastile.’
‘Oh no,’cried Lydonic, ‘do not force
him to look at me. If he lias not curios
ity enough to see what kind of a wife lie
lias got. I’m sure 1 do not wish to oblige
him- to look at me. 1 sec bow it is,’ she
continued, a sad expression stealing over
lief countenance, ’Sire, you have forced
the Count into this union !’
Tin- King coughed and looked guilty.
‘Dill’ cried Lydonic, with anguish, he
never loved me, then—lie will never love
1 W hy should you care ?’
1 because I love him,’answered Lydonic,
‘ Love him V
‘ Oh, so dearly; that is why I married
him. I had loved him from the moment
I lirst beheld him. And now I am his
wife, he will not look at me.’
Lydonic hurst into a flood of tears, and
sank upon a sofa.
The King pitied her sincerely, but what
could lie do? Ho had forced his son to
marry her, but lie could not force hint to
love her.
He thought of Hie liastile. It would
not make him love his wife to send him
’ \\ ell, well,’ he said, 1 you aro his wife,
I will make him a Duke, and I dare say,
you 11 find him at home before morning.
\\ ith these words the King withdrew.
Lydonic w as left alone with her sorrow.
But she was not one to droop long. She
soon dried her tears, and looked all the
better for them, like a rose after a show er.
Iler old 'nurse came in, and together
they inspected her new home, which Ly
donic found entirely to her satisfaction.
The Count did not come home that
A week passed by and ho did not make
his appearance. Lydnnie came to the
conclusion that he never would come.
She knew it was useless to appeal to
the King. He had made Tranche Compte
a Duke, but he could do nothing for her.
She determined to ascertain what her
husband was about.
She dispatched a trusty servant for in
telligence, and like all wives who place a
spy upon their husband’s movements, she
was not at all pleased with the news she
The Duke was plunging into all kinds
of dissipation. He was making love to
nil the pretty daughters of the shopkeep
ers in the Kue St. Antoine.
In Inct, for a newly married man, his
conduct was shameful.
* To leave me to run after such canaille !'
exclaimed Lydonie.
She paused suddenly. An idea had
entered her brain. She determined to
act upon it.
While sheyis acting upon it, let us see
what the Duke is about.
One night about eight days after bis
marriage, the Duke, plainly attired and
niulHed in a cloak, roamed through the
Faubough St. Antoine, as was his wont,
in quest of adventures.
As he turned the corner of one of those
narrow lanes, that intersected that quar
ter nt that period, a piercing shriek burst
upon his car, mingled with suffocating
cries for assistance.
The Duke's sword wasout in an instant
lie was brave to rashness. Without a
moment's \L the
lie beheld a female struggling in the
grasp of a man.
The man tied precipitately nt his ap
fisiktevf, and the girt wuaW into bis arms,
convulsively exclaiming:
‘ Save me, oh. save me!’
The Duke sheathed his sword and en
deavored to calm her fears.
41u lead her beneath the lamp that
swung at the corner.
* Why, you are a perfect beauty!’ he
cried rapturously, and in surprise.
The gill cast down tier eyes and blush
ed deeply, and the Duke felt the little
hand that rested upon his arm tremble,
but she did not seem displeased.
* Do you reside in Paris?’
‘Yes; but we have only been here a
short time—we came from Jiellvjllc—
mother and 1.’
‘ From the country, eh ? Where do
you live my pretty blossom ?’
* In the Hue St. Helene.’
* Why, that is some distance from here.
Will you not permit me to escort you
home ? These streets are dangerous, as
you have found, to one as beautiful as
you are.’
1 1 would very much like to have you
see me home—if—if— ’
.She paused, and appeared confused.
* If what?’ asked the Duke eagerly.
‘If you would only he so good as to
promise not to —to —try—to —kiss me
again—if you please sir,’ replied the girl,
The Duke was charmed. There was a
simplicity, a freshness about this young
' girl which pleased him.
‘ I give you tny word as a gentleman,’
lie said frankly, ‘ that no action of mine
sliall displease you, if you accept my
She came to his side and took his arm
with confidence.
‘ I am not afraid of you,’ she said with
sweet simplicity ; ‘ 1 know you are too
good to injure me.’
The Duke blushed for the first time in
; —he could not remember how many
! years—he knew he was receiving a better
! character than he deserved.
‘What is your name?’ lie asked, as
they proceeded on their way.
I * ilergeronette,’ she replied.
I * What a pretty name. And so you
j live here in Paris, all alone with your
* Yes.’
* I dare say that you have plenty of
, sweethearts?’
‘ No, 1 haven't one.’
* What, no one that loves you ?’
‘ None, ’ replied Ilergeronette, quite
' sadly.
‘ Would you not like a sweetheart?'
‘ Perhaps.'
‘ You must he particular in your choice,
or you would have a sweetheart before
i you now. What kind of one would you
i like, now ?’
Those sparkling gray eyes were lifted
to his for a moment.
‘ I would like one, if vou please, like—
* Like what V’
i ‘ Like you !'
j ‘ Plied!’ thought the Duke, ‘ I am get
i ting on here. Now, is this cunning, or is
j it simplicity ?’
They walked on for sonic time in si
i ience.
Ilergeronette checked the Duke before
a little cottage with a garden in front.
There was a wicket gate leading into the
‘ Here is where I live,-’ she said.
She took a key from a girdle and un
locked the gate.
' Will she invite me to enter?' thought
the Duke—and the thought was father to
the wish.
‘Good night, sir,’ said Bergeronette,
‘and many thanks for your kindness.’
‘She is a Diana!’ was the Duke's men
tal reflection.
‘ Shall 1 never have the pleasure of see
ing you again?’ said the Duke.
‘Do you wish it?’ she said, earnestly.
‘ Most ardently.’
‘ I’ll a>k my mother.’
An oath rose to the Duke’s lips, hut lie
prudently checked it.
* Will you receive me to morrow ?'
‘ You may come, and if my mother is
‘ I shall be here, sore.’
‘You will have forgotten me by to
morrow ’
1 1 shall never forget you.’
‘ I have heard my mother say the men
always protest more than they 'mean.’
‘ Your mother is- ’ the Duke paused
and bit his lip.
‘What is she?’ asked Ilergeronette,
‘She is—is right. Hut / mean what I
say. As surely as the morrow comes, so
will I.’
‘Come. Goodnight.’
She turned from him, and was about to
enter the garden.
‘ Ilergeronette,’ lie said, quickly, ‘ one
kiss before I go. Surely my forbearance
deserves it.’
She made no answer, but inclined her
head gently towards him. Fora moment
she lingered in his arms, and then tore
herself from his embrace and passed
quickly through the gate.
The Duke determined to follow her.
When he placed his hand against the
gate ho found it was securely fastened.
Ilergeronette had prudently locked it after
So the Duke went to his lodgibgs—he
had taken batchelor departments on his
wedding day—to dream of Ilergeronette.
The next day he went to the cottage in
Hue St. Ilelene.
lie was received by Bergeronette, tim
idly, and introducqdhy her to her mother,
a fino matronly dame, who sat quietly
spinning in the Corner, and allowed the
young couple to rove about the garden at
The Duke thought she Was a very sen
sible old woman.
The Duke departed at the end of three
hours, more in love thin ever.
He came every day for a fortnight, and
every day he pressed his suit But there
was only one w ay in which Bergeronette
could be won—an honorable mMrrlage.
The Duke was in dispBlf and at hia
wit’s end. He had a stormy scene with
the King, who threatened to Rend him to
the Bastile if he did qot return to the
So he came to Bergeronctte, on tho
fourteenth dav, to make a final effort to
obtain her. They were alone together in
the garden.
* Hear me, Bergeronette,’ he cried,
when he had exhausted every argument
and found her still firm, ‘ 1 swear to you
that were I free, this instant would I wed
you. 1 will confess all to you. I have
tohl you that I am a Duke, but not my
title, Now you shall know all. I am the
Duke de Franche Compte, and —I am
already married.!'
'Married!' echoed Bergeronette with
a smothered scream.
* I was forced into this union by the
King’s command. 1 do not love my wife.
I have never seen her face. I left her at
the altar's foot, and we have never met
since. She possesses my title, but you
alone possess my heart. Fly with me.
In sonic distant land we may dwell in
happiness,, blessed with each other’s so
ciety. Time may rstaova ibfr tfl
our union, death may befriend us, a di
vorce may be obtained, and then 1 swear
to you by every saint in Heaven, you
shall become my Duchess!’
‘ Were you free, you would really make
me your wife ?’
4 I have pledged you my word.’
1 1 believe you.’
‘ You will "lly with me ?’
4 1 will.’
1 Dear Louis,' she murmured, for so he
had taught her to call him, * 1 also have
something to impart to you. My name
is.not Bergeronette, and I am not what
y on 'iatce me to 'be. 1
•What do you mean?’
4 I have a title equal to your own.’
4 Then this old woman ?’
4 Is not my mother, I ut my nurse.’
4 And the man who assaulted you ?’
4 Was my lackey, instructed for the
The Duko looked bewildered.
4 And like you,’ she continued, 4 1 am
— >1 A KKIED !’
* I’ll cut your husbnnd’s throat,’ ex
claimed the Duke, wildly.
‘I don’t think you will when you know
4 Who is he, then, and who are you?’
4 1 am Lydioiiie, Hackee tie Franche
Compte, and you are he!'
The Duke was thunder-struck.
Lydioiiie knelt at his feet.
* Forgive me this little plot,’ she pleaded,
‘ it was to gain your love. If it has suc
ceeded, I am happy—if it lias failed, with
my own lips I will sue the King for our
* Up—up to my heart,’ cried the Duke,
joyfully, ns he caught her in his arms;
‘ you have insured our mutual happiness.
Ah, none are so blind as those who will
notice. Little did 1 think when I stood
blindfold by your side at the altar that I
was rejecting such a treasure.’
They passed their honeymoon in the
little cottage, and the Duke was not sent
to the Bastile.
Fitness of Tiiixus. —Our neighbor of
the Independent , in glorifying the sup
posed emancipation proclamation of Gen.
Hunter, thinks himself justified in repeat
ing that popular refrain, 44 The soul of
John Brown goes marching on.” This is
eminently proper. The Red Republicans
of France, during the bloody days of the
revolution, set up a harlot as their repre
sentative of Liberty, and the Black Re
publicans of our day have fitly chosen a
midnight assassin and thief, who expiated
his crimes upon a scaffold, as the deity of
the view dispensation of servile insurrec
tion, negro equality, blood and devasta
tion. The chief point of difference be
tween the Red and Black Republicans is,
that the first shared in the dangers of
their civil wars; our Republicans show
quite as Mich malignity, with more dis
cretion-JWey only share in the plunder.
—San Joaquin L'epuhUcan,
< -• • ♦ •- — —
Romantic Love Scene. —’Tis past the
hour of midnight. The god of day, who
yesterday drove its emblazoned chariot
through the heavens, lias ceased shining
upon the earth, and a black pall reigns
o’er the lower section of our city. Naught
is heard save the distant murmuring of lee
equipage de la unit, or the step of the
melancholy bill poster, as he pursues his
homeward way. Suddenly a sound dis
turbs the stillness of the night; it is the
sweet voice of Frederick William, calling
in plaintive tones upon bis beloved Flor
ence Amelia.
44 Throw open the lattice, love, and look
down on the casement, for I, your own
love, Frederick, is here."
44 What brings thee, love, at this time of
night, when all is so still and gloomy ?”
44 1 come to offer thee mv heart. On my
soul I love thee; truly, wildly, passionate
ly love thee. Dost thou reciprocate?"
The maiden blushed ns she hesitated.
44 Ah 1” cried he, and the face of our
hero lit up with a sardonic smile, 44 thou
lovest another 1"
44 No! no! no!” cried Florence.
“ Then why not rush to this bosom that
is bursting to receive thee.”
44 Because,” replied the innocent, but
still trembling damsel, 44 I’m afraid you’re
blowin’, Bill!"
Miracle of Honesty. —At a party one
evening, several contested the honor of
having done the most extraordinary thing,
and a reverend gentleman was appointed
sole judge of their respective pretensions.
One party produced his tailor’s bill, with
a receipt attached to it. A buzz went
through the room that this could not be
outdone, when a second proved that ha ar
rested his own tailor for money loaned
‘The palm is his,’ was the general cry,
but a third put in his claim.
‘Gentlemen,’ said he, ‘I cannot boast of
the feats of either of my predecessors, but
I returned to the owners two umbrellas
that they left at my house.’
‘I’ll hear no more,’ cried the'astonished
arbitrator ; ‘this is the very lie plus ultra
of honesty and unheard of deeds; it is an
act of virtue of which I never knew one
‘Hold,’ said another, 4 I’ve done more
than that.’
‘Impossible!’ said the whole company,
: 4 but let us hear it.’
4 I have Been taking my county newspa
per for twenty years, and always paid for
it in advance.’
‘A miracle of honesty 1’ exclaimed the
whole company, ‘and an example worthy
of all imitation.’ So say we 1
Napoleon was not so extravagant as
many people imagine, when he declared
that' ih modern times “bayonets think."
Is it not evident that every polished bay
onet is capable of reflection ?
Never strike children on the head,
since Providence has supplied thetp wjtb
so much more suitable a plait for pa*-
Wit ud Wlldn at Mk>>
Night.-” Why n 1 H lTll«rfllil. I
” that hr night not only U v»*r *M*tovy 'J
aroused, but altio our hopes and puroowN
age!’ “ Hermoine,**'Tmewsr*l r -»m-
night the world to coma draw* INMM’w £
the solitary bren&t, and unfold* Mtfo>
fore us; as the beauties of oar with *rt
veiled in darkness, but the jewel* pf $*
mind still radiate; we are like that m**e. J
drous flower which bloom* |y nfobt i* ■
the old world, because it i* then day (a
the new world, which is its hour." “
Lovers.—People who are in lor* atUl
each other, wonder thst the thirdp*a*M $
should discover their sentiments. Thaw
Taney themselves in s sort of Calypso?
Island, and are astonished when s strange
sail is seen approaching the coast Thera
is, in point of fact. tiapsrsdiM lhat Tin*
such a low and thin fence as this; every
passer-by can see through it. • 5
Morning.—Thy morning gives our soil
pinions, which the dny makes to droop J
lienee the horses of Aurora, in the oil *
mythology, were winged, but not tho**
of tlie god of day.
heart, full of beauty, but dim ; and it i*
bard Tor a man to count and classify *H
the stars that adorn it
— • ”f . 'T«j
Streams.—A stream driving a mill i* ..
an emblem of man’s life; lie flows on id -
his own channel toward the ocean of im
mensity, vet helps to keep in motion th* ■
machinery of the world.
Fitlkitv.—To the ardent spirit, the _
future is an iceberg, which at a distance
is brilliant with shifting colors and rmy
light, but when it approaches, bringrf
frost and destruction. ! *■?
EsattKrt,**.- The ratoof actiwg.vSk I*
out regard to conserjuenccs, is followed
by two classes, the confirmed wicked end
the rigidly virtuous.
Love and Anger.—The rainbow *f
peace never rises on our hearts in alt tie "
beauty till a storm has cleared the atmos
phere. We are incapable of uninterrupted
love, without quarrels and v*
-\iTUons.—Tliero are a few powerlht'
authors who punish their readers, like ~
the Roman tyrants of old, by depriving
them of sleep ; but most writers or* Me
benevolent to act thus.
Quo* tells us a good story of legufoffe* .
fun in Vermont, nearly forty years ego. '
during the session when the ’Tree
Robert II. Rates (long since deceased) w**
Speaker of the House. Rates p*-
Imps, the ablest jury lawyer iu the Gr—
Mountain State; a tnan of elegant man
ners, and notorious for “ gallantry,” as
that word, was understood in England in
the reign of Charles II, and in Franc* at
all time* since the invention of QalH*
mortals. It happened during the senate*
that a member introduced a bill proposing
some advancement or other to “ Woman? -;
Rights," in response to n ticket m»m«r» ’
ously signed by tile fair sex — and tb*
bravest of the signers bcttigin attend****
to lobby for the sisterhood. 11a tea;, who
saw a capital chance for a bit of Am,
came dow n from the Speaker's chair sad
pitched into tho petition with such comie '
force that tho House roared again. The
“ Queen of tho Amazons ” was naturally '
angry, and next morning Rent to tb*
Speaker’s chair a package, by the band (
of an unsuspecting page, which was
presently opened, and disclosed to the
view of the tittering spectators, a fed r
flannel ttntler shirt! It was a trytngT"
moment for Rates, and only a mao of j
great self possession and a fair stout* of
wit . could escaped signal discomStnr*.
Raising the garment aloft in bia right
hand, and smiling complacently, tb* -
Speaker spoke: ”Gentlemen, I havare
ceived many flattering attentions from the
fair sex, but never before so pleasing *
compliment as this. It ; "d»rd n *- l j*
tiful gift. And, what enhances tb* deli- 1
caey of the donation, the name of th* J
doner is concealed. Ah 1 she knew that
1 would recognize the petticoat /•» It 1* 1
unnecessary to say that the terrible laugh—
was diverted, to the lobby, now, yhi"h
had well nigh fallen upon the head of th*
blushing speaker.
'lllE C08T OF CeI.KUKITV.— My dear,
iou would like to be a heroin*! To*
would like to travel in triumphal carsvaMs -
to s.e your effigy placarded on city walla;
to have your levees attended by admiring «
crowds, all crying out, “ was thorn ever |
such a wonder of a woman!” T«* '
would like admiration ! Consider tba tax '
you pay tor it I You would he alone |
were you eminent. Were you eo dte-" 4 *
tinguished from your neighbor* I will
not say by a beard and whiskers, that "
were odious—but by a great and re
markable intellectual superiority would "
you, do you think, be happier ! ‘Conefdar .
envy. Consider solitude. Consider th* -
jealousy and torture of mind whieb tMawl
Kentucky lady suppose IfcaS'E
she is to lienr that Hwre is, let us asy; *
Missouri prodigy, with a heard larger >
than hers. Consider how 6he ia saps
rated from her kind by the poaeeaaion of
that wonder of n beard. When that hurt :
grows gray, how lonely she will be, th*
poor old thing! If it falls off, tb* publie
admiration falls off too; and how she will
iniss it—the compliments ofjh* frdmpet
ers, the admiration of the wtW fb* ’
gilded progress of the car. I see an old
woman alone in a decrepid old caravan,
with cobwebs on the knocker, with * '
blistered ensign hanging over tb* deer.
H ould you like to be that person! Ah, -
Cidoe! to be good, to be simple, to he
modest, be thy lot. Re thankful tho* tot
not taller, nor stronger, nor richer, Mr j
wiser than the rest of the ii niliT" TWT
hill Magazine. j
A certain Mr. R. Thompson betesjtofim
to a Lazy Club, one of the rules of VgESH
was as follows: “ Any member
Club caught out before 8 o’clock io dtoll
morning shall be fined five dollars." JSH
Thompson was found one murnioKjfanHBj
on a log, before 8 o’clock, contrary ttyjlMl
rules, lie was taken to the
see if he could give any eic**aJtet23Hi
conduct. He said he waa out tbeedtUfl i
night before, and was too tay
—so he sat there all night Thompdata
was excused, and elected Pre*ld**itJR|W A
club at the next regular meeting.' ” |
Just th* Id**.—A/Wy
school was once asked wh*t -.mmBjt
meant, ife promptly -t&M ■
“ Paring potatoes thlm*£
The answer waa receteadMjgMjgH.
but the definition was fi^kt**ft|l
went The ted h*A g** ttoto-;

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