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THE FELICIANA DEMOCRAT.
BY G. W. REESE. THE CONSTITUTION.--STATE RIGHTS. TI.ms.-4,8 PER YEAR.
VOL. I. CLINTON, LA. SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 2, 1855. NO. 8.
Tal "FELICIANA DEMOCRAT" will be pub
liahed every WEDNEsDAY AND SATURDAY, at THREE
Dollars per annum, payable in advance. Two cop
lgu will be furnished for FIVE DOLLARS.
ADmr~MTNtMrr inserted at One Dollar per aquar
(TWELVE lines or less,) for the Arst insertion
and ifty cents for each subsequent one.
The Fee for announcing a candidate for offce will
be TEN Dollars, payable in advance.
CARDS, PROFESSIONAL, &c.
Jomw MoYVrA, Clinton. CnIs. McVAt, Jackson
JOHN & CHARLES McVEA,
Attornies at Law,
e14 CLINTON AND JACKSON, LA.
JAMES WELSH. J. 3 CAMNORD.
WELSH & SAMFORD,
Attornies at Law,
TIILL attend promptly to all busines entrustd
vT to their care in the Parishes of East and Wes
Feliclana, East Baton Rouge, and St. Helena.
Office in Clinton, on the East side of the Public
Square. a 14
W. FERGUS KERNAN,
Attorney and ounsellor at Law,
PRACTICER in the Parishes of East and Weal
Felicllan. a 14
JAMES B. SMITH,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
ILL attend business in East and West Felilean.
Sand St. Helena. a 14
JOHN M. ROBERTS,
Attorney at Law,
OFFICE: MAIN STRITr.
a 14 CLINTON, LA.
.BOWMAN & DE LEE,
Atteniae and Counsellors at Law,
1USINE88 entrusted to their care will be prompt.
L ly attended to.
RarxN e esr.-.1esprs. Oakey & Hawkins; J. B,
Byrne & Co.; New Orleans. a 14
HAYNES & ELLIS,
Attornies and Counsellors at Law,
a 14 CLINTON, LA.
JAS. O. FI'QI'A. J. G. KILBOUIRN,
FUQUA & KILBOURN,
Attornies at Law,
PRACTICE in the courts of Fast and West Felicl.
ann, and St. Helena. a 14
r illE undersigned, having entered into partnership
lin the practice of their professlon, wIll attend te
all business entrusted to them in the parish of East
And, to any unslness, entrusted to either, in the
adjacent Parishes, they will attend separately.
Office in Clinton, La. JAMIE II, MUCIE,
a 14 1). C. IAll)EIl.
Justioe of the Peace & Notary Publio,
Office on the North side of the Public Square.
Notary Publio and Auotioneer.
W ILL attend promptly to all business entrusted
tob his care.
Orvlcm: North East corner of the Public Square.
DR. F. R. HARVEY,
CONTINUTES the practice of his profession, and
respectfully tendershls services to the citizens
of Clinton and vicinity. a 14
DR. C. H. PORTER,
RESPECTFULLY offers his professional services
to the citizens of Clinton, and its vicinity.
He can always he found, when not professionally
engaged, at the Drug Store of Win. Sadler, on Brick
Row. a 14
E. L. HAYGOOD,
PROMPT attention will be given to the sale of
Ieal Estate and Personal Property within the
Parish of East Feliciana. Office, InClinton. a 14
april 14 Tlor JACKSON, LA.
OAKEY & IIAWKINS,
Factors and General Commission Merchants,
No. 90 G1RAVIER STREET,
BEG to offer their services to Planters and Mer
L chants, and promise attention and promptnessto
all consignments entrusted to their bare. a 14
Cotton Factor k Commission Merchant,
No. 58 GRAVIER STREET,
a 14 NEW ORLEANS.
E. M. DAlEY. i. E. A. TALLARIE.
E. M. DALEY & Co.
Commission & Forwarding Merohants,
AND WHOLESALE DEALERIt IN
67 Tehoupitoulas Street,
FINE WATCHES, OLOCK.,JEWELRY,
ALWAYS ON HAND, and for
sale by the subscriber, a general
FINE GOLD AND SILVER
WAT HES, SPECTACLES, &c.
Ladies and Gentlemen's fine Breast Pins,
Ear rings, F rings, Studs,
Watch keys, SnapL
Gold and sliver Pencils, withor without pens,
Gold Lockets, Thimbles,
German silver Spectacles,
Together with a variety of other fine goods,
warranted to be the articles for which tey are
The above stock was selected in New York
and New Orleans by the subscriber, and Is the
largest and most superior ever offered in thl
CALL AND EXAMINE.
Wi&WATCHES, CL.ocs, AND JEwzLvY, repair
ed and warranted.
His store is on Brick Row, one door north
of W. W. Cbapman & Co.
a 14 WILLIAM SADLER.
HOME MANUFACTORY OF WAG
ONS, CARTS, &c. &c.
CONTINUES to carry on the
WRasLwmouHT business in all
o its various branches.
He has on hand a large assortment of supe.
rior well seasoned material, and all orders for
work will be executed with promptness, and
In a workmanklike manner.
Repairing of all kinds done immediately.
His shop is immediately opposite the stabils
of the Union Hotel. a 14
Saddle, Bridle and Harness Maker,
M I SOLICIT public attention to my
large stock of ready made work, and
the fine assortment of Leathers, Saddle, Bri
dle, and Harness Hardware and Findings.
With such material on hand, and good and
faithful workmen, I feel assured of being able
to make and sell at lower rates than has ever
bcen done in Clinton. All I desire is to at
tractthe attentionof customers. I can suit them.
Call at mny shop anti examinec--let us get
acquainted, and I uam certain that I can make
it your interest to address your orders to me.
No humbug about my shop.
NORTH SI)DE OF THE SQUARE
is the best maunufactory of the kind in the
State. a 14
COACH AND CARRIAGE MAKER,
I STILL oontinue to build all
kinds of Pleasure Carriages, on
the most approved plan, at the old stand, on
the main street, running cast from the Public
Thankful for the patronage and public confi
dence extended. I desire to retain and increase
the same, by industry, promptness, fair prices,
and good work, which will be guaranteed to
I am fully prepared to furnish at short notice,
METALLIC BURIAL CASES,
and WOODEN COFFJNs, on such terms as will
insure me against any charge of extortion, from
eI'crsonal attention given on all Burial
a 28 R. BOWMAN.
Carriages & Buggys made and repaired,
BY CHARLES P. JARRETT,
HAVING superior facilities for
the prompt and faithful execution
of a strictly Carriage and Buggy making asul
repairing Business, I invite public attention to
my establishment. None but finished work
men are in my employ, and no inferior or old
fashioned work will be found on hand.
Arrangements have been made for receiving
the best material now in use, for completing
every style of running gear, body, painting and
trimming, which taste or wealth can desire.
Designs for Carriages, Buggys, Sulkys, &c.
on the latest and most fashionable plnus can be
seen at my shop. Call and see them.
An assortment of Northern made Buggys,
always on hand.
All kinds of repairing done at the shortest
notice to insure neatness and durability. All
work warranted, with proper usage.
~qgMy terms are cash, or approved city ac
FISK'S METALLIQ BURIAL CASES.
I have procured the special and exclusive
right of sale, for FisK's PATENT METALLIC COF
FIns, for the Parish of East Feliciana. Any
infringement upon my right in the sale of these
cases will subject the violator to prosecution.
Samuel Decker, is my authorized agent, in
Jackson, for the sale of the same.
Wooden Coffins made to order, and every
attention given on Funeral occasions. A fine
Hearse always in readiness.
may 5 C. P. JARRETT.
DUTH HALL, just received and for sale by
1LANGWORTHY & TILDON.
BUSINESS CARDS, &c.
Importer, and Wholeuale aid Retail Dealer In
Watohee, Jewklry, Cutlery,
GUNS, PISTOLS, & FANCY GOODA,
NO. 06 CANAL pITr.ET,.
N. B. Watohe and Jewelry carefl rep.lred. a14l
o. P. LANOWORT.Y. [18566.] NORWOOD nLDON.
LANGWORTHY & TILDON,
Druggists and Apothoarie..,
AND DUALISU IN
BOOKS AND STATIONERY.
A WELL seleoted asesortment of Perfume
ry, Toys, and Fancy Goods.
Music and Musical instruments.
Paints, Oil, Lead, and Varnish,
Brushcs of all kinds, *
Fine Cutlery, Razors, and 8oap.
i..See Advertisement on fourth page.
a14 BRICK ROW--Cu~roN, LA.
WORMS, MEYMIR & Co.
HAVE recently removed from their old stand,
to the store formerly occupied by M.
BL.oor, where they keep constantly on hand, a
complete assortment of
FANCY AND STAPLE GOODS,
CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS,
HARDWARE, CROCKERY, GROCERIES, &c.
They are now well situated to offer every
facility in their line of business and aceommo
date those who may favor them with a call.
a 28 8-y
HARRIS & DE ARMOND,
PROVISION & GROOERY Merohants,
DHAVE constantly on hand, a general as
. sortment of goods usually kept in their
line. Possessing superior facilities, offer in
ducements to purchasers for C A S H.
ii Liberal cAsa advances made on consign
ments of Cotton, to our MICAJAH HARnms,
New Orleans. a 28
MILLS, CLEVELAND, & Co.
Provision and rocery Store
1) ESPECTFULLY Infolm their friends and
l. the trading public, that they have on hand
a large and complete stock of
GROCERIES & PROVISIONS,
together with a well selected assortment of
Dry Goods, Hats, Boots, Shoes, Hardware,
and in fact every article in demand, for Family
or Plantation use.
They are prepared to make advances on
Cotton consigned to OAKEY & HAWKINS,
and to afford all the facilities usual in their
line of business. a14
JOHN G. ARCHIBALD,
Painttr & Grainer.
OFFERS his services to the citizens of Clin
ton and surroundingcountry. He will give
particular attention to Zinc Painting, in either
the flat or polished white, or any other that
may be desired.
Aqy persons wishing his services will apply
at the Drug Store of Messrs. Langwortby &
Tildon, in Clinton. a 21
1855.] I. N. LEMON. [1855.
WHOLEHAE & RETAIL DEALERIl IN
Drugs, Medioines and Chemicals.
f}YE-WOODS ANB DYE-STUFFS,
1) Oils, Paints, and Painters articles; Var
nishes, Window Glass, Putty, Glassware,
Perfumery, Fine Soups,
Hair, tooth, nail, haut, paint, and clothes'
Surgical and dental Instruments,
Trusses and supporters, all kinds,
Patent and proprietary Medicines; all sorts,
Letter, cap, and fancy Paper; Inks,
Pure Medicinal Wiies and Brandies,
Field and garden Seeds; fresh,
Toys, Shoe brushes and blacking,
Razors, fine socket Knives, 'Table Cutlery,
School Books by various ant thors.
I I offer goods equally as low as they can
be obtained from any similar establishment in
this section, all warranted to be
FRESH AND GENUINE.
OnRE:s FRnoM THE COUNTRY filled, and satin
faction guaranteed, with regard both to price
PHYSICIAN'S PRESCRIPTIONS will
receive my personal attention at all hours of
the day and night. a 14
JOHN . DUFROCQ,
GENERAL AGENT & AUCTIONEER,
BATON ROUGE, LA.
T ILL attend to posting books, drawing and
IV collecting accounts, writing leases, deeds,
&c. Also any business to be transacted with
the State Government, redeeming Lands forfeit
ed for 'axes, 4-c.
Orders left with J. B. Sans, J. P., will be
promptly attended to. a 21
NOTICE OF CO-PARTNERSHIP.
EMMANUEL ROGILLIO became a part
ner in our business in Clinton, on the 18th
instant. The business will hereafter be con
ducted under the name and style of Mr,.s,
CLEVELAND & CO.
a 21 MILLS & CLEVELAND.
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satuaq m June 2,1866
Northern Know Nothing-lsl.
The Amerlean Patriot, of this place, devotes an
artloe of more than two columns in length to the
defence of the Know Nothipg partyp against the
charge of Abolitionism at the North; conalders It
"the latest humbug ofthe season." Can't divine from
what source this "astonishing intelligence has been
dcrived;"-that "it owes Its birth to the Imagination
of some old fogy who id tryln e frighten the natives
of the South," with many otheropithetsof the kind,
which the writer evidently ebtitutes for argument.
How it is possible for any one who Is not blinded by
party prejudice, to look the hets in the face, that
have transpired at the north within the last twelve
months, and come to the conclusion, that the Know
Nothing party at the north is not more liable to the
charge of abolitionism than the democratic party Is
truly refreshing. The editor of the Patriot may con
tradIct theoharge until his head grows grey, and
still the fia are against him. If he choose to go it
blind, we can but regret the folly of his course.
Does he want more than areference made to the facts
that have taken place In the northern states, and to
which every reading man must be famlliar. Where
are all the antl4lavery resolution, pased by the
Know Nothing Conventions, and legtahltrese f Ms
saohusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, Iowa, Connectteut,
MIohigan, and Indeed nearly all the northern states?
Who have the Know nothlngsent to the Senate and
house of Representativesfrom thsnesamestates? Is
there a sound national man among themn On the
contrary, are they 9r0 Free-Bollrs and abolitionists,
every one? If we are to judge the tree by its fruits,
how can any rational mind come to any other con
clusion than that Abolitionism, Free-Sollism, and
Know Nothingism at to north are one and the same
The editor of the Palrlot comes to the sage con
clusion that beeanse a charge mado'against Gen.
Harrison in 1840 and another against Van Buron were
false, that this charge against' the Know Nothings,
must be also. This mode of reasoning will not do.
A thousand stories told against Gen. Harrison, and
Mr. Van Buren, may have proven to befalse, yet this
one story against the Know Nothings may be true.
Every tab must stand on its own bottom. The facts
stated are either trure or false, and if true, as we
contend they are, a stronger case could not be made
out.. What do the Know Nothing papers say? 1)Do
they not proclaim anti-slavery as their watch word ?
Here is a specimen from the Worcester Journal, pub
lished in Massachusetts.
From th8 Worcester Evening Journal.
AMERICANS AND SLAVERY.
One of the most Interesting questions that
are connected with the American movementht is
the inquiry as to what policy the party will pur
sue in regard to an institution that has conl
pletely disorganized and ruled the two old po
litical parties, and which it is strongly believed
and predicted will yet scatter to the winds
what to-day is a mighty and irresistable polit
ical organization. We have already noticed
that in the Senate, Adams, of Miss., Iras in
troduced a bill of the same character as
that desired by the new party; while in the
House, Barry, of the same state, has violently
and bitterly attacked the whole party; and
Henry A. Wise, the most insolent advocate of
slavery that the South possesses, is also opp)osed
to the whole movement. Another fact in this
connexion should not be lost sight of,-and
that is, that the most popular man in the pur
ty, talked of as a candidate for the presidency,
is n anti-Nehraska,"heart and soul. But if
we lacked positive proof of the feelings of the
masses of the party in regard to shivery, the!
lute elections in this and other stateLs of the
Union show the liberal tendenCi(es of the whole
party. In New York the American party poll
ed 122,000 votes, but they aided the anti-Ne
braska parly in 'ltha state in rieturniing to the
Bred Congress twenty-tyine men opposed to the ad
mission of slarery into Iansas, In Pennsylva
nia we srw a like resultl; whil,' in Illinois, by the
aid nf this men'emtl, the )ouiiglasites were conm
pi'eely 'ron/ed; anrd so in. lliehigo', , 'where the
whole Ntate swas carried for freedom by the routn
cil fires of the America.', party.
Since last April, the American party have
elected nine anti-Nebraska governors in as ma
ny States, seven of which last year had dem
ocratic executives. In our own state the party
har sent to Congress sic out-and-out free-soilers,
while the whole stale government is Ihorouglly
anti-slavery. New Jersey furnishes also anoth
er strong proof of the tendency of the party,
the Americans in that State returning four
members to Congress in favor of lreedom in
Kansas and the restoration of the Missouri
Compromise. The party has defeated every
northern man that voted for the Nebraska
hill, and it has completely revolutionized the
House of Representatives; hut for three years
two-thirds of the Senate will be beyond its
reach. Thus far the party has professed noth
ing, but silently, powerfully, and successfully
it has acted and given to freedom trophlesthat
she may boast of .o long as the republic shall
last. The question here returns, Will this, so
far, general avowal of the American party in
behalf of freedom he carried out in a national
campaign ? We answer it will, and to prove
the assertion we submit the following facts:
first, the movement has thus far, and will pre
vail in all States possessing a foreign popula
tion; secondly, such States as the northern and
western ones, and lately these states now in the
hands of the party, possess a majority of the
electoral, votes. The following states, we kr6w
- can be arried he American party, sad wW
attach to each number of electoral tete
they are entitled : Penansihyanla 9, a6ita
chusetta 18, M~lt S, Delaware 8 New Jfee'
a 7, Illinois 11, Indina, ol e islandS New
e York 85, Ohio28, 0d New ioaup
e shire 8, Vermont 5--maklqagi 100 eleset.
Sral votes, being eleven more hame ePmirede
a for the choice of President. '1ikhwr
n show that, u a party, we are ,of
3 any southern support whatevor,
s the temptation or the neessity.of
southeir votes does not exist, for the t.o
Statea* the Union re now seured ted tt
rl Amerioan party. Vigina and M ee
I aure to go for the Amrica ticket,
a out the aid of a ingle vote from
northernstates, e in 1
Srican Prusident. aetion -canot
Saffeet the American h.r hole powe
- and allits hopes are nort * Di
I on's line. Its aspirations are forir4o, nd
I when the party is woused of bel.pg pro.-lry,
- let its defenders point the menz"i o uttlerm tii
base lie to every election thas oocu
since the party spran into
know it defeated Benton b c pood
a to the vile appetites and tas of the
" vote of St. Louis; but ih the north it has
to the hall of Congress asable defenders o -
Splan libe .M he i--in fact more so, fori
iot in fia a redtgrng the Missouri
a mine. As to Clayton' views, we kdow nae
Journal that Is Ameri.ai that ever'
them. The party never has, and we nev
er will, fulminate antielavery resolves the
- purpose of humbugging the masses, but It. will
I do right, move right, and set .ight, and in eap
a cry free state in the Union wilt give new prol
tection to every'citizen within its borders. Ite.
- first national aim is to procure an alteration of
the naturalization laws, and upon that pilnt
they will know, no sectional division; but uponl
the great question of frqedom and slavery, eve
ry northern American freeman will raise his
voice for liberty; nnd Banks, De Witt, and
Trafton will utter upon the floor of Congress
_ the sentiments of this new party. That r6r
a eign element that has given the pro-slavery dem
omratic party the control of this country, will
soon lose the means of augmenting its numbers;
and when that is effected freedom in this repub
lie is secure. The prize we are battling for is
. "liberty to all;" and when Americans rule
America we shall obtain it, and iot till then.
Road their speeches and resolutions and judge them
by their sets. Hero is a sample from one who Is
t elected to Congress, from Boston, Massmeb.stts, the
lion. Edward Burliangame.
lHe commenced by saying that in speaking
- for freedom he should not be choice in the
selection of terms by which to characterise
I slavery. Slavery had betrayed us, and the
time had come for an outraged people to ex
press their sentiments in language not to be
Mr. B, ascribed the origin of slavery to Pope
Martin V.,who Issued a lull sanctioning Afri
can slavery. It was alsoianctioned by several
of his successors. It was brought in this coun
I try undcr the cross and in the garb of human
ity, blit It was never sanctioned here by pas
SIe then asked what Is slavery? In the Ian
I guage of Wesley he would answer, "The sum
'of all villanies." The fitness of this doescrip
tion was then shown by a teference to facts.
Our fathers hated it and hoped it wonld'soon
dlie away, But cotton gave it a pecuniary
power and the slave representation a political
Sower, which Ihas controlled the whole country.
lthe idea of force being used by the South to
/extend slavery was ridiculed. The power of
Ithe South is a political one, and with that she
haii smilttIen our conllilrce, our mallnufactures,
Slnd every interest of freedonm.
The mleansl by whlich slavery has secured the
c~onlrol of the general government were then
sp.oken of. The memn of the South are men of
one idea. They make politics their study, while
at the North tihe reverse is true, lie could not
agree with Wendell Phillips In his plan of dis
solving the Union, nor Bith Ralph Waldo
Emerson ill his propositio to purchase the
slaves, as a remedy for slavery.
If asked to state specifically what he would
do he would answer-lst. repeal the Nebraska
Sbill; 2d. repeal the fugitive slave lauw) 3d. abolish
slavery in the District of Columbia; 4th, abolish
,the inter-State slave trade; next he would declare
that slavery should not spread to one inch of the
I ter itory of Ikt Union; he would then put the Got.
ernment actually and perpetually on the side of
freedoms-by which he meant that a brlght-eyed
boy in Massachusetts should have as good at
I chance for promotion in the Navy as a boy of
1 one of the first families in Virginia. He wonld
Shave judges who believed in a higiher law, and
Sin an anti-slavery constitution, an anti-slavery
rBible, andl anti-slavery Godl
Having thus denationalized slavery he would
I not menace it in the State wherelt exists, but
would say to the States, it is your local lstitu
tion; hug it to your bosoms until it destroys
iyou. But he would say you must let our ree
dom alone. (Applause.) If you but touch
the hemrn of the garment of freedom'we will
trample you to the earth. (Loud applause.)
This is the only position of repose and It
I must come to this, . *
S lie wais encouraged by the recent electionu us t.e