24 Jul 1858 - End of the De Riviere & Blount Scandal.....or so they thought
Ebb or tbb bb Rivtbbb abb Bloubt Scab-pal. Scab-pal. Scab-pal. After nearly a month of unhealthy excitement excitement the curtain at last falls in the db Bi-tixbx Bi-tixbx Bi-tixbx and Blqdbt drama. The weak-minded weak-minded weak-minded and deluded lady, whose eccentric conduct gave ail the interest to the affair, return in company with her daughter to her home in Mobile ; Jobs Hvbckk, another of the nnfor-tunate nnfor-tunate nnfor-tunate drtmalit yertomuz, is safely lodged in prison ; Molbobb, the lawyer, has absconded, and the principal personage of the romance, pb Rivisbs, has fled like a poor pitiful swindler as he Is. There is nothing very remarkable about px Brvrxxs ; be is only an exaggeration in real life of that prime villain of fiction, Ferdinand Count Fathom. There are no doubt a good many, quite as great scoundrels floating about in the maelstrom of society as pb RivixBB ; but the remarkable circumstance connected with him is that he should so readily readily have found such willing victims ef his rascality. rascality. Let no rogue take heart by his success, success, and imagine that there are plenty of Mrs. Blount s and Lawyer Mulfords to work with. Though there is no lack of silly people, yet there are few who are so very silly as pb Ri-tiiex's Ri-tiiex's Ri-tiiex's victims. Some of our co temporaries have improved the occasion to warn American American parents against foreign adventurers. But such warnings are altogether superfluous; people who can be deceived by the de Riviere class of adventurers, are beyond the reach of advice. It is fortunate for the community at large, perhaps, that this iellow hag been so thoroughly exposed, for he might, otherwise, have done an infinite deal of mischief. He is still at large with an mliat, but he must seek some other country for the exercise of his talents in swindling.