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ated by a sped~ Democras Como ttae.
Skuriay Morning, May 54 156
iPSubsorbere who do not resolve their papers,
will plem leave word at the oe, east side of the
We have reeilved ftom the Hen. Jona 8. Pssaus
hib epeech on granting aiterate spotions of land fr
the buildiag of the Viklhburg and Shreveport Rail
The ron. Jos S.trot, has furnshed us with a
copy of Seeateo Doaotrs' speech upon the bill In
trodaoed by him for protection tn the admlnistration
of the laws of thb United State.
To Wa. H. O'Rusuv, of the Clinton sad Port
Hudson Railroad, we are nladebted for late city pa.
P The TslserA Soomrlr will repeat the melo
drama of Ror. MAcAms, on Tuesday evening next.
Tan Wuasme.-There has been some slight show
ers to the east and west of as during the peast week
but not a suclency to do mueh good. The morn
lags and nights continue cool.
We doubt very much if there is any portion of this
Union, having the same facilities, where the mall
service s so shamefully neglected, as between Clinton
and New Orleans, by those whose duty it is to for
ward the same. There is a daily mail by steam to
Baton Rouge from New Orleans, and a daily stage,
six days in the week from Baton Rouge to Clinton,
By this arrangement we should reoeive the daily pa
pers of New Orleans, six times a week, the day after
their publication. But what is the fact? There is.
but one day in the week, with an occasional excep
tion, when this occurs, and that is on Monday.
The mail either remains in the Post Office of New
Orleans or is missent. Our confreres of New Or
leans should take some interest in this matter, for
many a daily subscriber is lost to them in conse
qnence of this irregularity.
A CoraAfsr.--City papers of the morning are re
ceived here at evening by way of the Amite line of
stages connecting with the Jackson and New Orleans
Goer ona MAy.-The number ter this month, like
its predecessors is punctual to the time. It is replete
with. useful, and miscellaneens reading. To the ia
dios this number furnishes a more than usual amount
of faohion plates and fancy pattern work.
IIRAran Fon MAr.-This best of the monthlies, has
been received. It contains as usual, a full amount
of varied. interesting, and instructive reading mat
tter. embellished with rich and artistle illustrations,
which merit for it the high reputation which it
enjoys. Each number seems to be an improvement
upon the one that preceded It. No one should be
without it, as the price, compared with its sterling
value, is a mere trifle.
This number closes the fifth volume, and the pub
lishers "feel warranted In assuring their friends and
subscribers, that the forthdoming numbers will exceed
in beauty and interest any heretofore issueds'
UNITED STATES MoAAsxIN.-Thls monthly periodi
toal, published in the city of New York4 is one of the
most valuable serials that Is issued. The number
before us contains upwards of 500 dollars worth of
original illustrations, engraved expressly for it. The
secand volume commences In May, and It is furnish-,
ed at the extreme low price of $1 a year.
Tun S8Ountus Ct'LTIVATOn.-The May number of'
this vainuble southern agricultural Journal is before
us. Its contents embrace all the current agricultu
ral topics of the day, together with valuable original
communlcations fronm the most practical and intelli
gent planters of the South. Published at Augusta,
Ga.at $1 per year
Aalrun a lioNs MAoAZIrx, on MAY.--This month
ly Is designed, as Its name implies, especially for
Home reading. The well-known celebrity of its ed-i
Itor, T. S. Arthur, is a guarantee for its containing
no article that would not be readily received and read
in every family circle. It is published in Philadol
phia at $2 per year.
WHIIAT ARn TUIIr DESIO.nID POn ?-The Boston Bee
says: An extensive ship builder at Medford, Mass.
has received orders to build, at the earliest moment,
five vessels of about five hundred tons each, upon
the most improved clipper model. When completed.
for sea. they are to earry eight guns, four on a side,
and are to be fitted expressly for privateering, or
similar service. What and who are they for?
' =The New York Courier des Etat Unis, says :
That nothing is further from the intention of France
than to mix herself up in the affairs of the new
world, where governments undertake legitimate en
What would Napoleon consider legitimate?
BrEAxnoAr ]leasr.-The steamdr Afton, having on
board, 2,200 bhles ofoottou, was destroyed by fire on
the 28th nit. The disaster occurred on the Yazoo
river. This is the second boat with a large cargo,
which has been destroyed by Are within the last
three weeks on the same river.
'A eetemporary remarks that the new postage
laws puts an efflctual damper on anonymous letters,
Those who seud them are now compelled to pay out
three cents, which, to sush mean souls. imparts a
much greater pang than their efusloas can possibly
nflicot on any one else.
l~tiet A SAxP.-..That les a good hint we find in
an exchange. Now that letters, not prepaid, will not
be forwarded, those who write to others on their
own busines reuiring an answer, should encleoe A
The K w Nothings alot to believe tat our fhe
lstitutions mae In danger from the emigration of
Ireigner, and their naturalitation, as oltisens of
our country, under the liberal prealisons of our
laws. Thenre is a danger from freign inluenee,
but it is of a different kln of foreign influence. It
is that foreign inflonoe that dread the efihes of
the suencess of man's capacity for elt government,
and has ever been on the wateh to lnds way by
whlch our example may be destroyed. The monar
ohltst of Europe dreadthe emot it may have on the
people on the other side of the ocean; hence their
continued efbrts to set the people of thiU eountry
against themselves. Hence the Abolition miselons.
nrl sent to medtle in the domestle afihir. of the
country, to ary seetion against section, and race
aglanst race. A foreign influence that has its grand
councils in England, holding sanual sessions at Exe
ter Hall in Loneon, where it concaoct schemes of
conspiracy and plans of ruin against the peace and
prosperity of thle mighty republio,-directing se
ret abolition soeleties to be established throughout
the slave holding states, and raling large sums of
money to employ agents and buy up the publio preo
of the conutry in fiurtheance of their designs,
This is a foreign influence truly to be feared, and
the kind of influence the beloved Wasbington warn.
ed his countrymen to beware. The poor emigrant
who seeks this country fbr protection and a home,
and who has always shown himself ready and willing
to defend it with his life. If necesary, will be among
the laut to lay selcriegious bhand upon this temple
of liberty. whiph is his rast refuie from tyranny
and oppression. This ry of foreign influence,
kept up against the poor foreigner, who comes to
this country from love of liberty and hatred of op.
pression, is no doubt in part, to blind ttleeyes of.
the people of this country to the real designs of
those foreign enemies who are planning our destrue
tion. Look to this, people of the South. This is
no fhncied picture, but a stern reality, and Know
Nothingiem is believed to be an offlpring of this
same foreign influence by many of the wisest and
best in the land.
Secrecy In PoFlltes.
Who that remembers the past history of the
Whig and Democratic parties, the open, manly,
and candid way in which the devotees of each pro
claimed the principles and measures they professed
to sustain, and contrast it with the hidden. secret.
and sneaking policy of the Know Nothing , but feels
that he Ishumiliated by the contrast. That any man
or set of men, should be so lost as to what is due
themselves, and our character as a nation of free
men, to associate together In a secret, oath-houni
society, to proscribe another portion of their fellow
citigena, on account of their birth or religion, from
the equal rights and privileges which the constitu
tion and lawn of the Union secure to every one, is
too monstrous to believe. Yet it is too true.
They ought to be secret about It, for the shame
and opprobrium that will yet attach to this worst of
all political associations. in our country, will make
all those who have lent them aid and countenance,
wish they had not done so. Why are they secret?
There ean be but one answer. They know there is
something "rotten in Denmark." They love dark
ness better than light. because "they know their
deeds are evil,"
Sacrecy in politics, is opposed to the spirit of our
Institutions, behind the age in which we live, and
contrary to the feelings and good sense of the people
of this country. It will never prosper.
The hue and cry gotten up against Catholics by'
the leaders of the Know Nothing organization, all
for political effect, and to aid them In promoting,
for the time being. their own selfish purposes, is be
coming so unpopular, that many of those who first
bit the bait, are now seeing their folly, and begin to
show signs of returning reason. Those protestant
christlans, who were so ungenerous, as to allow their
prejudices to lead them into this proscriptive organl
zation, are at last beginning to see their error.
They now see, that so far from the wholesale pro-'
scription of the Catholics, on account of their reli
glon, putting an end to Cathplicism in this country,
it is but building them up. This persecution har
raised up thousands of good and true men all over
the country, in their defence. Public sympathy is
every where shown in their behalf. Many of the
false notions and prejudices heretofore existing in
the minds of many against Catholics, by false repro
sentations, have been removed by the searching in
vestigations that have been made, both through the
public press, and in the halls of Congress. Infor
mation has gone out from these sources, that are
now producing their proper effect upon the people.
The " sober second thought" has come at last. Re
action in going on everywhere in favor of the lhrg.
est liberty to the Catholics, as well as to every other
religious denomination. Freedom to worship.God,
is our birthright; every one must defend that
right to its fullest extent nlu others, if he would enjoy
fil'The lIon. PrYuasc Souri, In reply to a commit
tee, appointed by his fellow citizensof New Orleans,
to request him to make known at what time It would
be convenient for him to meet them, In order that
they might evince, In a more appropriate manner,
the sentiments of friendship which they entertained
for him as a man, and respect for the principles
which has guided his public conduct, assured them,
while he was proud of the glowing manifestation of
interest and sympathy with which they welcomed
him home, they would pardon him, for declining to
be made the object of any further demonstration.
" It is enough," he says, " that I was made to know
how faithfully they had stood by use during the try
ing scenes which so signally marked my late diplo
I matic career, and with what generous indulgence
they now look on the manner in which I discharged
the arduous trust which had been confided to me."
Teal WORLD's PaoTyrasniT ConvocATIrO.,-Upon
the occasion of the Grand Exhibition at Pariswbich
was to open on the let of May, there will be in that
city a religious union of all the Protestant confes
alons. Protestantchurches from all quarters of the
world are to be represented, and discourses will be
delivered by pany of the most prosalaeat members.
State Rgis oar only Safrguard,
SWe would espeolltly commend, to every true and
Spatrisete southerner, an attentive perusal and con
f sideration of the following article, taken from the
r Eavannah Georgian.
Most of the Northern Anti-Nebraska, and a por
tion of the Southern opposition preme, have recently
indulged in triumphant speculations on the oonsti
tution of the next Congress. To the former it is na
turally a sutdeot of exultation, and we know not
but it is to the latter. It is certain that the one
has been the faithful copyist of the other, and no
sooner has an article appeared on the suldect in a
Norlhern paper than it finds its way directly into the
Whig Know Nothing prints of the South. One of
them, liginating with the New York Courier and
Enquirer, the very embodiment of Anti-Nebraska,
K now Nothing and Foreign Influence, recently at
tracted our attention. It s as follows :
S"The elections in Connecticut and Rhode
Island complete the entire list of members for
SCongress from the Free States. In the last'
Congress these States sent ninety administra
r tion members and fifty-one opposition. In the
next Congress, the entire number of admiuis
tration members from the Free States is, we be
, lieve we do not err---rwrTNTY-THRER, the entire
- number of opposition member is ONE IHL'NDRED
AND SIXTEEN. * * * * It would be very
dificult to classify the opposition with refer
ence to particular party distinctions. Many
were elected as Whags, many as Free Soilers,
many as Fusion men and many ac Know No
We have not before us the full election reports on
which the above estimate is based, though we have
no reason to doubt that it is correct or nearly so.
The subject has indeed been absolutely distasteful to
us, at times produclag a deep despondency, and
from the beginning our mind has hesitated to con
sI ider it. It was the tastinctive shrinking natural to
every loverof the Union,.In view of events which
bode but a dark and gloomy future. We knew that
a general understanding and secret arrangement had
been entered into at the North, among the enemies
of the South, and that war to the uttermost was
proclaimed against ber institutions, her interests and
her rihgts. It was not that bold and manly warfare
which could be met boldly on an equal battle field;
it was a cowardly and insidious conspiracy, which
sought to circumvent by foul means, what it could
not effect by fair.
For years, the fanatics of the New England States,
under the lead of a bigoted clergy, New -York under
Wm. II. Seward, and a portion of the great North
West, under emissaries out from both, had struggled
with fiercest energy and intensest hatred to aecom
plish their great object, the curtailment of the influ
ence of the South, or her estrangement and separa
tion from the Union. They had signally failed in
their attempt. Calm, dignified, and prosperous, the
objects of their hatred had gathered strength under
reiterated attaek, and day by day, grew in the confi
dence and. regard of 'all right minded people. For
evidence of this we need but refer to events that
have transpired during the short period of the pre
sent administration. Numerous principles, for whlch
the south had long contended, have been recognised,
and measures Important to her general inuterests and
welfqre, have triumphed, and become part of the
settled'policy of the country.
Tactics then must be changed. Open warfare,
except in a few instances of foolish fanaticism, s
which no Influence could check or decency restrain,
was eschewed. A secret arrangement, well under- 1
stood at the North, a conspiracy in fact, was entered
lute, whose ramifclations extended from the Atlan-.
tic borders of Massachusetts to the most distant s
boundaries of the newly organized territories. Wm. I
II. Seward is the head and front, the very soul and
life of this conspiracy. Its ultima?e and declared
object Is the predominance of northern influence in
the national councilsl else a separate Northern con
federacy with the great arch agitator at its head.-
As to the means, none were too low, none too mean,
none too cowardly, so they were successful. Every
possible influence was brought to bear upon the all
absorbing question, every prejudice pampered, every
party courted. As the Courier and Enquirer well
says : "' some were elected as Whigs, many as Free
Sollers, many as Fusion men, and many as Know
The well known course of threatening events
which we have thus briefly recounted, discloses the
rock of our danger, and suggests the proper--our
only safeguard. Having failed in all previous, Indl
viduateflbrts, the whole strength ofthe North is now
to be thrown, as it were handed and conspired toge
ther, into the national councils. Nullifying the laws
and authority of the Federal Government at home,
as we hbwo lately seon in Illinois and Massachusettts
the enemies of the South think to make the next
Congress, for whose mastery they have so fiercely,
so uuscrupulously, and we may add, so far as major
itles go. triumphantly striven, the means of further
In many of the sosthern states, thr elections are
yet to be held-there is time to consider the danger
which threatens; and as we are unmistakably fore
warned, let uj be forearmod. In each Congressional
i)lstriet, let good and true men be chosen, true men
to the South, true to the Constitution, true to the
Union as long as It lasts, (which heaven grant may
be forever,) and above all, true to the States and
their natural and undelegated rights. It is unswer
ving fidelity to this last, that we would most ear
nestly insist upon here. In threatening times of the
past, it has proved the safety of the South; we fore
see it to be her palladium again. (od grant that in
the coming struggle, there may be found men, who
meeting at the threshold every form of aggression,
will resist so long a'life and strength shall last.
j On Satur day, the 21st ult., a serious riot oc
curred at Chicago, between the Germans and the po.
lice. So say the telegraphic dispatches from Chic..
go to tile New York papers. Know-Nothingism is
said to be at the bottom of It.
A NovEL CASE.-The Louisville Democrat says a
female named Madelaine Fambaug has been held to
bail to that city, to answer achargeof seduction pre
ferred by Benedict Brook I
LMowvARY.--Tho total number of lnterments in
New Orleans for the last week was 142.
I Many of the southern Know Nothlngs profess to
be satisfied with the course this notorious abolition
let laid out for himself to pursue, In a letter which
he wrote a short time after his election. To shot
the insincerity of these protestations, or more prop
erly speaking. their true meaning, we annex, by way
of context, the following extract from a lecture lately
delivered by him to the young men of Boston.' Th.
sentiments are as violent as any that ever fell from
the lips of Giddings.
"If there is one here," said the lecturer.
with emphasis, '" who believes that I am capn
ble of modifying my sentiments and opinions.
cherished by me for twenty years-either at
home or abroad, either in public or private, be.
fore friends or in the face of enemies, I comrn
Smission him here and now to proclaim it. SeWd
it abroad on the woings of the wind that I am
e omitted, fully committed, committed to the fAl
l/et extent, in favor of immediate and une.ndi
tional abolition of Slanrery, toerever it erists
under the Constitution of the United State."
J l'The Ohio Statesman. speaking, of the perse
cution of the foreigners, and the protection alforded
fugitive slaves, by the Know Nothings of that State.
"The times are truly out of Joint somewhere.
While the most cruel, unmanly, and anti-American
spirit is pervading the country from one end to the
other, towards the emigrants from foreign lands
there is also a spirit abroad. as little to be encon.
raged, striving to engender strife an6 animosity
amongst citizens of our own country North and
South. The whole spectacle is one that every true
lover of his country must regret to see. Whatever
sympathy we may have for the fugitive slave from
the South, why should we make him of more conse
quence than the white emigrant that flees here from
the despotic government of Europe. The people of
the South are native,--yet it appears no longer safe
for them to travel through our State,-fearlessly.
.'The perfume of flowers may he gathered. ac
cording to the Scientific American, In a very simple
manner and without apparatus. Gather the flowers
with as little stalk as possible, and place them in a
jar three parts full of almond or olive oil. After
being in the oil twenty-four hours. put them into a
coarse cloth and squeeze the oil from them. This
process, with fresh flowers. is to be repeated, accord
Ing to the strength of the perfume desired. The oil
being thus thoroughly perfumed with the volatile
principle of the flowers. is to be mixed with an equal
quantity of pure refined spirit, and shaken every
day for a fortnight, when it may be poured off ready
for use. As the season for sweet scented blossoms
in just approaching, this method may be practically
tested, and without any great trouble or expense.
It would add additional interest to the cultivation
Iins. CIIAnI.Is F. D'A'xur..--The Courier announ
cing the death of this gentleman, formerly aSenator
from New Orleans, says:
We grieve to announce to our readers the sudden
demise of the gifted creole, whose name heads these
lines. After a short illness of only a few hours; in
the midst of a family which he fondly loved and who
were far from Imagining that his days were already
counted; in the anticipation of all those hopes which
make life sweet, and in the possession of those gifts
and qualities which open to man the path to glory,
honor and success, Charles Daunoy suddenly expired.
The unexpected loss of such a public-spirited gentle
man will be deeply felt by all our citizens. We sin
cerely condole and sympathize with the afflicted f.m
ily upon this sore bereavement, and hope that the
hand of time may assuage the keen feelings of sor
row which they experience.
ELECTroN Is KANAS.--The people of Kansas have
issued a proclamation, declaring the present Gover
nor incompetent for the office, and ordering the elec
tion of a successor.
Pl'ori.Ics Axn RItlloN.-The Pittshburg Union an
nounces that two hundred members of a Itaptist
Church at Masontown. have seceded, because their
pastor had joined the Know Nothings.
Dissolution of Co-partnership.
TIIE co-partnership heretofore existing he
twuen Thomas J. Worsham, and Jnmes M.
Dixon, in the Ilotel husiness in Clinton, was
dissolved by mutual consent on the 25th April.
Thomas J. Worsham will continue the busi
ness on his own account, and respectfully soli
cits a continuance of the patronage of the pub
lie. THOMAS J. WORSI[AM,
m 3 JAMES M. DIXON.
THE UNION HOTEL FOR1 SALE.
THI'OSE fine buildings which 4ave been
recently repaired and put in complete or
der, are now offered for sale.
The buildings are spacious and well fitted
for the Hotel business, being central in their
location, and also provided with every neces.
sary convenience for carrying on the business
A large and commodious stable, good well,
and all requisite appurtenances are on the pre
For terms, apply at the Hotel, or to
may5 JAMES M. DIXON.
ICEI ICE!! ICE I1 ICEIII
HE subscriber is now receiving a regular supply
of this necessary and indispensable article, and
is prepared to furnlsh the same to families, and all
others wanting the same.
JlgIce, CGAJx Au Icy LeYuoMADs, to be had a
hi store. M. ILEYMANN.
C'ONFECTIONARY AND FAMILl
T IHE subscriber still continues the above
Lsiness at the old stand on Commercial I
Thankful for the liberal patronage heretofe
received from the citizens of Clinton, and
public generally, lie will spare no efforts to
serve a continuance of the same.
He has lately made large additions to
former oxtensive stock which enables him
furnish every thing in his line of the best
lity, and on the most reasonable terms.
Particular attention will 4,o paid to the
iishing Balls, Dinners, Weddings, &e., '
.ikes, candies, sweetnleats, fruits, wines,
lials, and such other artielea as may be w
."d for such occasions.
Among other articles now in store, he
tihe following ;
Cakes and pastry, assorted,
Raisins, hest rland,
C'illllno ll andll spi.es,
AClovesonds nindi Pecans,
Cloves, nutmegs, and currants,
('ordials assorted. superior ind common, s
Strawberry, raspbherry, orgeat, eo'rdials,
Jellies ; currant, quince, orange, guava,
Sugar cured liinms of the best llunlity,
Mess beef, by barrell, or retail,
Cheese ; Swiss, ermaln, and western,
Coffee, ten, chocolate, butter,
Mackerel, salmon, dried applles,
Soup, candles, star and slernaeeti,
Wines ; Port, Madeira, Claret, ('hampagne,
Brandy, superior and commnon,
Whiskey, Gin, Rum,
lorter ; London and American,
Ale ; Scotch lnd American,
Sweet Oils, Sauces, liprepared Mustard.
liI short, every article in the line of confe
tionary and famnily groceries.
Fresh Bread will be furnished every nlorn.
ing, delivered at the rcsidences of tlhose who
ian1y desire it. All orlders left at the Store,
will lie punctuall y attended to.
may 5 A. SCIILANKER.
A L ,persons indebted to the late firm of
BAiUnsfAmrntml & Co., arr cequested to
imake, inunidiat, paymlent to the undersigned,
who alone is authoricul to collect the sae.ll
may 5 WM. SAI)LEII.
EST'' It A Y.
I IlOUGHI T before te thie rsigndl, 4r
Justice of the P'eace, by Georlre W . tic
urdson, living near Thonlmlso's Creek, about
eight miles from Port Hudson, landl strayed
this ilav, a bay mlare Mule, about twelve hands
high, with consideirale collar malllrks ; no other
mark perceivable. Appraised by swornll p
praisers to be worth in .iish, ,ighlltCe(' dollars.
East Feliciuna, April 30, IS55.
JAMES P. JACKSON,
may 5 .1. P. 5th Ward.
E S 'I' It A Y.
AKEN up and brought before me,
the unldersigned Justice of the PIence, I1
Wallace Badger, living near the piiiins, about
seven miles from Port llludson, and strayed
this day, a sorrel ponly, about twelve years old,
about fourteen hlnllds high, both hindl feet
white, no other mark or brand percei'ablll;
appraised by Thomas T. Dils and Geo. (ox,
sworn appraisers, to be worth in cash, twenty
East Felicilan, April 20, lf55.
JAMES C. JACKSON,
in 3 J. 1'. 1st Ward.
Carriages & Buggys made and repaired,
BY CIIHARIES P. JARRETT,
H [AVING superior facilities for
the proimpt and faithful execution
of it strictly Carriage and Bluggyg malling and
repairig Businress, I invite plublic attelltionl to
imy establishment. None but finished work
men are in my employ, and no inferior or old
fashiioned work will be found on hand.
Arrangements have been made for receiving
the best miaterial now in use, finr completing
every style of runnling gear, body, plillntiilg lld
triaiinlig, which taste or weiith ctl n desire.
)Designs for Carriages, BIIggys, Sulkys, &e,
on the latest and ilost fashionable plhiln can be
seen at my shop. Call and see theli.
Anll assortllelnt of Nortliera made luggyls,
always on Ihand.
All kinds of repairiig doiic at the shortest
Ilotice to insure m icatiness and durablility. All
work warranted, with pIroper usage.
ir'My terms are cash, or apiproved city tiac.
FISK'S METALLIC BURIAL CASES.
I hlave procured the splecial and exclusive
right of sale, for FisK's PATENT METrA1.IC COt.
FINs, for the Parishl of East Feliciana. Any
ilifringeienit upon my righlt in the sale of these
cases will subject the violator to prosecutloi.
Staiuel Decker, is mny authorized agent, in
Jackson, for thie sale of the same.
Wooden Coffinrs made to order, and every
attention given on Funeral occasions. A flute
Hearse always in readiness.
may 5 C. P. JARIETT.
CLOTHING, HATS, BOOTS, & SHOES.
Tlll, LATEST styles of finest muterial and bert
finish, on hantd and for sale by
a I1 MILLS, CLEVELA1_D, & Co.
[UTH HALL, just received and for sale by
t • IANGWORTIY & TILDON.