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n. E..msateoln t. Newura .a Exow No.tpM
PAlrnt-lhe poipy,of the nag PTder,ia the Free
States ,ndliated hr the pqralaph bai,, ufm tle'
Aegieau Cru der,,publilsht at IDpetA,, was Iqa
ply to certain inquiries from a member of the ord
in Alaama. 'Let Soutberq Know Nothing reed it,
and learn the design of their northern confederatesu
" In the Know Nothing and Anmerican Cru
sader of March 24th, published at Boston, we
have a, most deliberate expressiou of the policy
to.be pursued by the northern fusionkits, in
these wordsL 'When .it (the Know Nothing or
ganisation) has reformed the naturllrzatton
laws; when it has esta)lished a true and just
standard of American citizenship- when it has
taught political Romanism its repuLlican duties;
when it embodies the crowning sentiment ,that
to Americans belong America; then it way
turn legitimately to the question of slavery, or
what would be the. natural course, resolveoitaell
into an anti-sleairy organizetlin."
HON. J. M. SANDIDOS-We publish on ti
.the outside of to-day's issue an article from a
that sterling Democratic sheet, the Louisi
ana Democrat, earnestly recommending the i
lion. J. M. Sandidge as a suitable nominee m
for the office of Governor of this State.- t
The views and sta'e nents of the Democrat hi
will meet a hearty response in every section ,
of the state. Col. Sandidge is evidently a rt
man of the people-sound in sentiment, a
Democratic to the core, patriotic, true in ly
all the relations of private and public life. i
His great popularity with the people is not 01
a mere ephemeral popular sentiment; it is tl
the growth of years, and springs directly c
from the heart of the great mass of the peo- ft
ple. The whole life of this eminent citizen
presents a lesson of prudence, wisdom and f
energy. Thrown upon the world at an tl
early age without fortune or friends, he ,
now, at the middle age of life, finds himself ti
possessed of an ample fortune, surrounded o
by troops of admiring and ardent friends, a
and in the enjoyment of a degree of popu- fl
larity among the people of this State, that e
the most ambitions might well envy.- c
The Baton Rouge Gazette of Saturday r
lust, in an article on the weather, &c. savs:
Several of the planters in the Pinv Woods C
and even in the Felicianas, have to travel t
from five to eight miles to water their cat- It
tie. Every stream, rivulet and pond (many)
of which had not been known to dry within
the memory of the oldest inhabitant) are
drained of their last drop-creating con
idleralde mortality among the cattle rang
ing in the woods, to the detrimentand ruin
ofl' many growers, whose very means of sub
:iituce is isin the cattle market.
In ,so:e parts of Livingston parish, i- I
meunsi cane lands have been on lire for more
tian a mlonth, and it is doubtful whether
the Colycl will be able to stop the ravages,
of the fire. The cracking and bursting of
the cane can lie heard at a half a mile dis
tance, and the appearance of that country
is gloomy. Unless we have rain very soon,
the raising of any crops this year in thisi
section will be a visionary idea.
In some places the plant sugar cane:
thrives slowly, but the stubble is completely
'Ihe( Conucordia Intelligencer, of Friday
April passed over us with but one rainy
day, a shower of two hours duration hav
ing occurred on the 5th day of that month.
The stand of cotton seems-to be excellent
in our vicinity, the plant fresh and healthy,
looking, but the size small for the season.
Corn does not look so promising as cotton,
Much that was planted did not come up, in,
consequence of the dry and heated state of
Wg had a slight sprinkle of rain on
Wednesday evening last, very nmuch to
the surprise and gratification of every bo
On Tuesday night last, we understand,
there was a good rain in the neighborhood
The llarrisonburg (Catahoula parish) In
dependent, of Wednesday last says:
'The Ouachita is in good boating order,
as high as Munroe, and very little cotton
on the banks. Hard times, money crisis,
&c., are prominemnt subjects of complaint.-
The working season on the plantations has
fairly commenced, and the crops are under
The Natchitoches Chronicle, of the 28th
The low stage of water is producing the
most inconvenient annoyances to our people.
it is not only impossible to ship the cotton
on hand, but provisions of every descriptign
arp.excecedingly scarce, and if the present
state of things continues much longer, much
distress will prevail in this and adjoining
parishes, which are cutoff from the depot of
olin During the last war, a Quaker was
on board an American shi engaged in close
combat with an enemy. lie preserved his
pea~e principles calmly until lie saw a stout
Briton climbing up the vessel by a rope
that hung overboard. Seizing a hatchet,
the Quaker looked over the side of the ship
and remarked: "Friend, if thee wants
that piece of rope, thee may have it I " when
suiting the action to the word, he cut off
the rope, and down went the poor fellow to
his long and watery grave.
THE,1 5NxUq GRAIN Cnops.-Under the
peculi&r ~itcumitahces rhicij ktno3 griev
ously burthen the poor, bea. i ivly upon
all classes of the people, qie natural
that publie'attention ana'ioqury should be
directed to the ensuing hartest. We have
reason to believe that the liberal prices of
laJt year hale, idndeed, thb fatheitshtrou1h
out the most fertile portions I of the grd h
growing dist'eite to exert all their energids,
and employ all their means and resources,
in producing the utmost possible amount
from the soil. And with this i'formation
we have the further assurance, that in all
the most productive States and portions of
States which produce cereal 'rains most
abundantly, the present apearance of the -
crops is highly favorable, The farmers ap
proehnd nothlng but the casualties of the I
season, drought, rust, fly, &c. With a fa
vorable season, there will beconsiderably
more than an average crop.
We learn, moreover, from the examina
tion of our exchanges, from the west and
northwest, that the spring sowing has en
gaged an unusual amount of attention, and
that every acre of available ground will be
made productive. This is encouraging in
telligence. It assures us that the necessity I
has been under-stood, and has proved a
wholesome impulse to a good work. The
relief of our people can come only from the
soil, add that having been spread abundant
ly around us, the fault lies at our own doors
if we do not resort thereto in the time of
our need. That policy which would have
the land lie idle and unimproved, for any
cause whatsoever, is one of the most suicidal
fallacies of the age.
The people are now contending against
famine prices. They grieve helplessly over
the exhausting expenditure which is de
manded of them; they are perhaps learning
the theory and practice of a healthful econ
omy, but it is at a heavy cost. Hope encour
ages them and they look forward with con
fidence to some coming relief. How marny
of them understand whence this relief is to
come, we do not know. From recent leg
islative action in some of the States, we in
fer that a good many people cherish the
notion that it is to be wrung out of newly
created banking institutions. This is of all
things the most fatal error, and one which
universal experience has put beyond perad
venture. It but increases the present bur
den, and will render the day of retribt tion
more exacting. As we have said before,
substantial relief can only come fionm the
soil-temporary relief may be found in do
We already learn from statistical publi
cations that our domestic economy is im
proved. Inports have been greatly reduc
ed, and in this fact we have the assurance
that the work of retrenchment has been
forced upon us, whatever the gnyety ofstreet
Sequipage may affect to the contrary. We
shall not have so much to pay to Europe
this year as we did last by sonime millions.
There will be less hidden away in "railroad
enterprises." and other speculations. Bus
iness is libeing done upon a narrow but surer
e basis: within the laws of supply and demand
and nearer to cash principles. If, with
these ilnprovements, we have a good har-,
we may look hopefully towards the autumn
-but let us beware that we do not presume
either iton our hopes upon the actual
realization of them.
FAMINE TN NORTH GEORGIA.-A corres
pondent of the Dalton Tines draws a dis
tressing picture of the starving condition
of the poor people in that region. More
than one-half of the people are without
corn and money. The cry is "corn, corn,
corn-do you know of any corn for sale ?"
The answer is" I have traveled twenty miles
around every way, and can hear of not a
bushel to be had, for love, charity or mnon- º
cy. The poor man offers to work a day
for a peeck of corn to feed his wife and chil
dren on. He is turned off with an answer,
" My own family will hamv to suffer if I sell
my corn." Horses and mules are turned
out to perish, qr live in the woods as best
they can; and husbandmen that have farms
and no corn will not be able to cultivate
more land thah they can tend with a hoe.
The writer concludes by arguing the pro
priety of appealing to the Governors of
eonnessee and Georgia for aid.-South Car
A TERRIBLE CALAMITY.-Tmhe New York
Staat Zeitung contains, among the news
brought by the Nashville, a heart-rending
tale from Dantzic, dated the 31st of March
last, as follows.
" The breaking up and floating down of
the ice on the Vistula. which has so often
been the source of great damage to the sur
rounding lowlands, has this spring taken
place with such terrible violence as to sur
pass anything of the kind within the last
"The strong dykes, constructed at an
immense cost along the banks of the river
have been swept away in many places by
the infuriated element, and four hundred
square miles of the most fertile plains, the
4 best wheat-producing district in the world,
i are now covered by water and have the ap
pearance of a lake.
F " One hundred human corpses had already
º been picked up near a single place (Tiegen
thoff) when the above report was sent off."
aOeorlrqu Pricn C r ant Mayl
N"*EVV ORLEANS, QUOT4ATiON.
tA I ot T6 JtAi' O' r tIVU oorL.
Inferior, ..... ... . 6 '
Ordinary .. ............ '..7 0 8
Good Ordinary;.... .... ". |b 80
Low Middling, ...... .. 9.0, 9
Middln, ........ ....... 9 t0 10
Good Middling, ............100 * 10¢
Middling Fair, .......... - 11k
Fair, ....... . * nominal.
Good PFtr,... .... nominal.
Good and Fair, ...'. . .... nominal
, Fr.oo, ' bbl-Ohio dac. superfine, $10 8'
£1 11 00; Illinois and Missouri, do 11 00 .
- -; St. Louis City, -- 11 00.
" PonS.-Mess P bbl. $18 60 0 1700 ; M. 0.
16 00 8 10 87I
BAcoN.-Hams, 'P lb - 8 0 - 10; Do.
cavasseod, 11 O 18; sides, 8 a0 8); should
ers. 7) a 7'.
THE Anniversary of 8T. Joan, ruM BArrtST,
will be celebrated at CLINTON, La., on
MONDAY, JUNE 26U 1855, r
by St. Albans, No.28, Olive, No. 62, Mt. Morlah, No. I
77, and Kellertown, No. 124, Masonic Lodges. cO
Brethren in good standing, mebers of a lodgs, are
elnvited to partlcipate.
J. C. MILLER, W.'. M.'. St. Albans No. 28, hl
G. W. 3MUNDAY, W.'. M.W. Olive, lie. 52, no
A. G. CARTER, W.V. M... Mt. Moriah, No.77, re
A.J. NO1WOOD, W.. M... Kellertown, No. 12 ra
BYTHELL HAYNES, ca
PEREZ RIPLEY, G. W. REESE,
may 12 nmnittese of Initation. at
MAJ'OR'S OlFICE,E ti'
CI.INTN, May 10, 1855.
A N ELECTION for Mayor and live Aldermen, to
serve during the ensuing year, for the corpora- Cl
ton of Clinton, will be hbold on MONDAY, the 4th
day of' June next.
way 12 H. B. CHASE, Mayor.
TO THE PUBLIC. tr
iA VING been entrusted with the sole charge th
1 of the Saw Mill, (late Yarboroughs,) the tr
tmdersigued will give his personal attention to ei
all orders for lumber. ei
Corn ground under his immediate suporvi- R
sion. Persons sending can have full confidence
in being fairly and justly dealt with. F
tmay 12 J. B. NEVILLE.
Dissolution of Co-partnership.
fIHE co-portnership heretofore existing be
1 tween Thomas J. Worsham, and James M.
Dixon, in thle Hotel business in Clinton, was ca
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. WORSHAM,
m 8 JAMES M. DIXON.
TIlE UNION HOTEL FOR SALE. a
THOSE fine buildings which have been 4
. recently repaired and put in complete or- r
tder, are now offered for sale.
t The buildings are spacious and well fitted
lir the liotel business, being central in their
locutionl, aalll also provided with every neces
sary convenience for carrying on the business
A large and commnodious stable, good well,
r and all requisite appurtenances are on the pre
For terms, apply at the Hotel, or to
may 5 JAMES M. DIXON.
( CONFECTIONARY AND FAMILY
T HE subscriber still continues the above bu
Ssiness at the old stand on Connuarcial Row.
Thankful for the liberal patronage heretofore
received froim the citizens of Clinton, and the
Spublic generally, he will spare no efforts to de
tC s rye a continuance of the same.
lie has lately nullae large additions to his
, former oxtensive stock which enables him to
furnish every thing in his line of the best qua
's lity, and on the most reasonable terms.
a 'articular attention will be paid to the fur
- nislhiig Balls, Dinners, Weddings, &c., with
cy akes, candies, sweetmeats, fruits, wines, cor
dials, and such other articlea as may be want
ed for such occasions.
11 Among other articles now in store, lihe has
the following ;
st Eandies, assorted.
- Rock candy,
to Cakes and pastry, assorted,
o- Raisins, best brand,
Cinnumon and spices,
Almonds aind Pecans,
Cloves, nutmegs, and currants,
Cordials assorted. superior and common,
rk Strawberry, raspberry, orgeat, ccrdials,
Vs Jellies ; currant, qluince, orange, guava,
ig Sugar cured haais of the best quality,
II Mless beef, by Ibarrell, or retail,
Cheese; Swiss, (erman, and western,
of Coffee, tea, chocolate, butter,
on Mackerel, salmon, dried apples,
.r Pickles, ketchups,
Soap, candles, star and spermaceti,
- Wines ; Port, Madeira, Claret, Champagne,
t 1iranady, superior and common,
Whiskey, Gin, Runi,
an Porter ; London and American,
er Ale ; Scotch and American,
by Sweet Oils, Sauces, 'preparod Mustard.
ed in short, every article in the line of confec
he tionary and family groceries.
Id, BREAD I BREAD II
tp- Fresh Bread will be furnished every morn
ing, delivered at the residences of those who
dy may desire it. All orders left at the Store,
3n- will be punctually attendedl to.
f."a may 5 A. SUBLANKER.
.S LS,-8TAnGP 14N3
Coarer of bmmou and S t. mrleeUst
I..Prices redited to the old Standardy-qm.
a 14 JOHN GALPIN, Proprietor.
The LATTo ote..
N. 3. CORNER O THU PUBLIC SQUARB,
I AVING thoroouhly repaire and rek. I
1 nlshed thle popular and ell known h ,
the underelgned. re treated toeaoel.* Ha
.rr and entethtln Traveclekl Their tablte'wlll
he furnished with the best the market can at
ford, and no pains or exertions will be spared
to pleab and accommodate those who May,
favor them with their patronage.
Connected with the Hotel is a large sad
roomy stable. Every attention will be paid C
Horses placed at livery.
Horses, Buggies, and Carriages, for hire.
a14 WORS.AM A DIXON.
The Kilitan House.
N. W. CORNER OF THE PUBLIC SQUARB,
HIS well known establishment is now open
1 for the reception of Boarders and the ao
commodation of Travellers. The House has
undergone a thorough renovation, and is now
in complete order, and the proprietor will spare
nelther pains or money in rendering it a deal
rable retreat for all who may favor him with a
There is a large and commodious STABLE
attached to the premises, and good and atten
tivegrooms. EVANS WHITE.
Clinton and Baton Rouge Dail Line, of
. HAVING resumed the manage
ment of the Mail Stage Line, be
tween Clinton, Baton Rouge, and Jackson,
the undersigned would respectfully inform the
travelling public, that his Coaches will run
each way, EVERY DAY IN THE WEEK,
excepting Sundays, leaving Clinton and Baton
Rouge, at 9 o'clock, A.M.
From Clinton to Fran Baton Rouge, to
Baton Rouge,..$8 00 Clinton,......p 00
Jackson,...... 1 00 Jackson ...... 2 50
Mt.Willing,... 2 00 Mt. Willing,.. 2 00
Plains, .... 2 60 Plains. ..... 1 50
3IJ.Every attentionsaid to the comfort and
convenience of passengers.
mar 24 WM. ELDER.
For the Sping and Summer. d
NEW OODS. e
N OW receiving and opening, a splendid asup- ar
ply of new goods for the tet
SPR1ING AND SUMMER,
at the old established house of LEvi, BLooM, W
& Co., which will be disposed of on the most or
reusoiable terms. kh
BUreges, flowered and plain, ch
Plain jacconet' organdie, and dotted muslin, the
Printed ribbed muslin,
Plaid and check ginghams, Ci
Edging and thread lace,
Ladies collars, chemisettes and under sleeves 0U
Handkerchiefs, plain and embroidered, St
Bilk do PI
Gcuts' cravats, all kinds;
Bonnet, cap, and belt Ribbons, Ci
Trnimnings for ladies dresses, L
Irish Linens; brown, plaid, and check, do.
French and Attukapas cottonades, I
Brown and bleached domestics, C
Fancy urticles, &c. Q
Spices, Snuffs, O
All knlds of fancy Linens for pants, G
Perfumery, it large and superior assortment.
CLOT'IING, BOOTS AND SHOES, p
A large and superior stock of fushiouable S
Clotling, and Hats, direct from New York. g
Ucuts' boots, brogans, and shoes, D
Ladies gaiters and bootees, s
Children's shoes, S
The trading community are respectfully In.
vited to give them a call. S
a 14 LEVI, BLOOM, & Co. O
ICE! ICEII ICE I ICEIII!!
rTrHE subscriber is now receiving a regular supply II
.1 ei this necessary and indispensable article, and
ts prepared to lurnish the same to famillis, and all
others wanting the same.
JW.0c CRneAM AND ICE LKMOMADI, to be had at 0
his store. M. IlEYMANN, 5'
ALL persons indebted to the late firm of
13AliºnlsFATHEIt & Co., arr ecquested to
imake imnediute payment to the undersigned,
who alone is authoried to collect the same.
may 5 WM. SADLER.
i ROUGHT before the undersigned,
1 Justice of the Peace, by George W. ti-I
ardson, living near Tbompson's Creek, about
eight miles trom Port H1udson, and strayed
this day, a bay mare Mule, about twelve hands
high, with considerable collar marks ; no other
mark perceivable. Appraised by sworn ap
praisers to be worth in cash, eighteen dollars.
East Feliciana, April 80, 1855.
JAMES P. JACKSON,
may 5 J. P. 5th Ward.
Gold and Silver Spectacles,
SA WELL SELECTED and superior as
sorttment of Gold, silver, and Steel
rimined Sp, ctacles to suit all ages, constantly on
hand, and lor sale by
e- a 14 WM. 8ADLER. Brick ]ow.
CLOTHIN G, HATS, BOOTS, & SHOES.
TllIE LATEST styles of finest material and beat
'I- .ilnish, oil hand and for sale by
bo a 21 MILLS, CLEVELAND, & Co,
",' HYMN BOOKS, Methodist, select, &o., just re
11 ceived and for sale by
i a 2' DANGWORTHY & TILDON:
BUSINESS C.A. O
moe anal o" w P mlarc n sr a1l,
, U 1OLINTON LUA.
- . WOONIBr LY1CII
fanc Paraittare, which be eo V for cash
or city aoeeptance; or on tidhe, where the bill
s oepted b y of the peepetblp meuran
eý o every vs i d dt, onthe
Uoresb to the most Wr Ilo l s hi
Bluraus, , M te~ boCasu, Book oua,
Win deska; Dining and Breakl at t oblem,
zxteIron dinin- tabl Card and sidetables,
COnt1 tablMe, Wodt a.bta ,and plain,
Wash otatnd, eonlosed a e l bad common,
Parlor and dining chaiosln,~ oo oharln,
'Msocgany, W alnut, Mapl, ia, Wood, rad
Raoc shg Chain; large 1 p otaed ·iloed
seat, Leage arm a1 None's rocker,
Cane, Ra. , and Woed eato
Children's (3halr of every variety,
Split bttom chairs, painted and plain,
BIdstesds of extra also with cornice, square
and anted posts, walnut,
Also: common size walnut, cherry, sycamore,
od poplar, qua, octagon and round pots,
Cottage Bedsted,, Longes,
Clildren's Cribs, large ad small sizes,
Looking glasses, Toilet standard,glases,
Parlor, mantle, and wall mirrors,
Sofas; walnut and mahogany, Ipring seat, ex
tra large and medium size,
Double and single mattrasses and feather beds,
Willow wagons, cradles, and chairs,
" clothes and knife baskets,
Armoires, walnut, oherry, and common,
Safes; wire and tin, walnut and common,
" large and small eizes.
I olfer the above In lots to suit purbhasers,
e at as low prices as they can he procured from
rithe city, and in much better order and condi
o h.Price of high post and double Bed
steads: eight and ten dollars. Extra large
posts, with cornice: , twenty-five, thirty,
Slfty-ve, and sity r . . a1.
I NFECTIONAJ AND FAMILY
I'HE UNDEIRSIGNED, thankful for thi,
L liberal patronage which lie Iar rcc,'ived for
a series of years during which his cfforts to
please and accommodate, he trusts, has affor.
ed general satistaction, with the view of u,
creasing that aprobatiou and support has nIm
large and valdable additions to his presentll
He las prepared to furnish BIall, So1.,:
Weddings, Assemblies, Dinner Partics (ilj I .
or private), and social gatherings, of what,. t ,
kind, with every Irticle required.
It would be to the interest of country nmer
chants and others, to call, examine, and leave
Candles, assorted Ginger, Canton'
Rock candy do Havana
Cakes'& pastry, ass'd Raisins, Layetn & M.R.
Sugar plums do Cherries in Brandy
Preserves in syrup Cinnamon and Spice
do Brandy Strawberry cordial
Candies, new style Raspberry do
Cordials ass'd, superior Orgent do
do common Currants
Muscat wine Citron, preserved
Currant jelly Cloves and nutmegs
Quince do Almonds, pecans
Orange do Essences; lemon, rose
Guava do Rose water, &c. &c.
Pork and bacon sides Muss Beef, by the half
Shoulders and lams or whole barrell
Sugar cured Isans Cheese and butter
Duflield's do Coffee and tea
Stagg & Shay's do Chocolate
Sugars; brown, loaf, Mackerel, in kits and
crushed & powdered barrels
Soap and candles Salmon in kits
Golden syrup, retail Dried apples
Sugar cured beef Pickles, all sized jars
y Ketchups, &c
4 Comprising a full and superior assortment of
l superior FAM I LY ( R O CE.R IES, all
of which will be sold low, and in quantities to
WINES AND LIQUORS. a
Wines, old & choice Brandy, superior
Port do do " do lower grades
Madeira do do Whiskey, all qualities
Claret do do Gin and rum, superior
Champagne do Scotch Ale
Muscat do London Porter
American Porter Sweet Oil, in half and
do Ale whole bottles
And a great variety of other articles for
a 14 WM. GURNEY.
W. W. CHAPMAN & Co.
r Imporer and Dealers in Hardware,
P CUTLERY, IRON, IAILS, CASTINGB,
" Boots, Shoes, Saddlery, Trunks, and Il8ntatlon
EasT slus PrunLo SPvUARs,--CuJNTON, LA.
- 'I AVE a full and complete assortment of
J1 every thing in their line. Their old custo
mers and the public in general are requested
,el to call. april 8
Olive Lodge, No, 6,A. T. ,
a MEETS EVERY SATURDAY, on, or prece
. ding of, the Full Moon, at their Ldoge room,
eat in the Sturges Building.
Orac..ns:-G. W. MUNUAY W.. M.'.
Ws. SADLER, A/. W.*.
E. B. lPETTIS8, J.*. W..
re- Visiting Brethren are respectfully larited to at
tead. By order:
: war rd Ww. 8. O'RBILL+Y'Y ame# ·.