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. pr idl Ndterts.
THE Democratic party of the Parish of Eit Fee
liclana, will assemble in Mass Meeting, at Clin
ton, on Saturday, the 9th day of Juno, for the pur
pose of appointing delegates to the Sta8 nd Con
ona Conventions, to be held in Balh Rouge,
on the M onday in June. Come one and all.
Clinton, La. May 18, 1855.
W. F. KERNAN,
may 19 Sneolal dommittee.
, THE Anniversary or ST. JoHN, TIIa,~}APTr,
will be celebrated at CLINTON, La., on
MONDAY, JUNE 25 1855,
bj St. Alban, No. 28, Olive, No. 52.(t. Morlah, No.
7. and Kellertown. Ne. 124, Masonic Lodges.
flrethrn In igood standing, lombner qf a ladge, are
Invrted to partiolpate.
J. C. MILLER, W.'. M.'. St.Albans No. 28,
. `W. MUNDAY, W.:. M.'. Olive, lio. 62,
A. G. CARTER, W... M.'. Mt. Moriah, No.77
A.J.NORWOOD,W.. M.. Kellertown, No. 12
PEREZ RIPLEY, G. W. REFBE,
may 12 Cbmmiuatees Intiton.
CoutroN, May 10, 1.',.
AN ELECTION for Mayor and five Aldermen, to
servo during the ensuing year, for the corpora
tion of Clinton, will be held on MONDAY, the 4th
day of Jane next.
may 12 II. B. CHASE, Mayor.
THE GREAT RACE.
Painful intelligence for the lovers of Presiden
tial Stor.s ! Distressing accident to a favor
ite do!t, entered for the Sweepstakes of
1856 iSam Know .Nothing let down.
Many of our readers will be greatly pain
ed to learn that on Thursday last that prom
ising young horse, whose friends wer cer
tain would win the sweep-stakes at the fall
races of 1856, was irretrievably ruined in
a race in Virginia and has been turned out
to grass. It becomes our duty to give a
slight sketch of his pedigree, performance,
&c., &., It is not certain where he whs
foaled, but he was bred near the Five Points,
by his proprietor Ned Buntline. He was
sired by Prejudice, ott of Fanaticism, and
is, of course, full brother to Abolition, Anti
Mason, Anti-Renter and Higher Law, whose
performance on the NewYork and neighbor
ing courses astonished the loversof the Con
Within the last two years this young
horse has won a great many quarter scrub
races, and had raised the hopes of his friends
that he would very probably win at the
great four year race to come off on the first
Tuesday of November, '56.
It was hoped that if he could win at the
spring meeting in the Old Dominion-the
mother of States and Statesmen, and not
less distinguished for fine horses than for
great men-that no entry would be made
against him in'the great Presedential swcep
stake. His fri'iends were immensely san
guine, and piled up their money at large
odds, that he would double-distance his
competitor. Sonie of the Wise men who
Kuow Something took large odds, not hav
ing any confidence in the bottom of that
stock, as none of his brothers had ever ruu
a respectable race and the stock is not con
sidered game-though tricky.
The meeting however came off on Thurs
day last, and was witnessed by the largest
crowd ever assembled and the result look
ed forward to with painful anxiety by the
friends of the Constitution all over the
The Virginians entered their favorite old
horse Democrat, who though occasionally
beaten out of the State, had never lost a
heat on his native soil, and though looking
thin with hard work, came to the Pole
in a calm and easy way, while Saim Know
Nothing evinced all the dancing, prancing,
and impatience that characterizes the scrub.
At the start the colt rushed ahead and his
friends shouted and made the wclkhi ring
and betted and bragged so high that the
friends of the old democrat were afraid to
risk their money, but Sam's friends were
doomed to a bitter disappointment. Long
before the race was over, it was evident that
this promising colt was ruined forever. It
was with great difficulty that he was taken
off the track and led to his stall, where at
the last accounts lie was dying, and is now
most probably dead.
Old Democrat on the contrary, came out
of this race looking as fine as silk, and
pricking up his ears and looking Wise, as
much as to say, " This old horse never did,
or will lose a race in old Virginia.
It is not known what the enemies of old
Democracy will do at the ensuing race,
having disposed of their entire stock for
the purpose of purchasing this very prom
ising young Sanm Know .NTothing colt.
There is is said to be, north of Mason
and Dixon's line, a very strong and flourish
ing animal called ./nti-J'.braska Bill, a half
brother of Sam's, who has a host of friends
at the North, and if a few can be found at
the South, he may be possibly entered to
prevent Old Democrat from walking over
Democrat by Old Virginia, out of Civil and Re
ligious Liberty ................ ...... . 1st
Ham-Know Nothing by Prejulice, out of oanat
icism g. d. Persecution ................. dist
KaA writer in the Mansfield Times presses
the claims of the Hon. J. B. Elam, of De Soto
to the Democratic nomination for Congress
from the Fourth District.
Dv, " An Act to protect the rights and
libertine of the CommOnwealth of Massa
chusetts," is the title of the Act which has
passed the legislature of that State. It is
an open and direct nullflekttion of the laws
of Congress. The probable results that
may spring out'of this measure, is thus
sketched by the correspondent of the Balti
Nulification will not long flourish in Mas
sachuseotst no State is more completely
dependent upon continuance of the Union
and ofits protecting power than she. Nei
ther her. commerce, nor her navigation, nor
her manufactures can exist an hour without
the protection of the federal laws. Her
Legislature has given, by its factious course
universal disgust to every right minded man
in the State, and greatly l.raludiced the suc
cess of the party, the name of which it had
It has exhibited, without disguise, the
treasonable doings of the abolitionist, and
hereafter they can only be considered as
practical disunionists, though I am aware
that a portion of them hold the doctrine
that it is not necessary for their objects to
break up the Union. While they settle,
this point to suit themselves, the federal
judiciary, and also the judiciary of Massa
chusetts, will see that the nullifying assem
bly shall remain a dead letter.
If, however, that State should take posi
tion against the Union which the recent
act of its general court indicates, the course
of the federal govcrnmennt would be a very
plain one in regard to her. She would be
in the same position as she would have been
had she never come into the Union; and
the federal government would be oblige to
take the same course in regard to her as
it was proposed, .in the first Congress, to
adopt in regard to Rhode Island and North
Carolina when they held back from the
Union. This is upon the supposition that
a State may be put peacefully out of the
pale of the Union.. It was the course pro
posed b1 Matthew Carey, in his" Olive
Branch,' as the proper one to be pursued
towards Massachusetts in consequence of
her stubborn fcderalism during the war.
But it is generally held that a nullifying
or rebellious State must be kept in the Un
ion and subjected by force to its laws which
may be correct in theory, but will be found
inconvenient in practice.
Timi PERnY LETTEIR.-The letter of Mr.
Perry, Secretary of Legation at the Court
of Madrid, abusive of Mr. Soule. mcets with
little favor from the press of the cotmtry.
The New York Herald, one of the papers
in which it was first published, says of it:
Mr. Perry's letter to the Presidenlt of the
United States is not calculated on the whole
to improve the standing of our present rep
resentative at Madrid. Neither the toie
nor the matter of the document are what
might have been expected from a gentleman
in Mr. Perry's position. The country is
not disposed to fall in love with Mr. Soule;
but neither is it ready to applaud every as
piring politician who thinks to elevate him
self by assailing him with pompous and
empty declamation. The only point at issue
between Mr. Soule and Mr. Perry-which
is of the slightest consem uonce to the public
-is whether or no the Spanish Government
are disposed to deal fairly and amicably
with the United States. Mr. Perry asserts
that they are; Mr. Soule insinuates that
they are not. The facts will soon decide
between them. a
The whole truth will not be known until
Mr. "Soule reads Mr. Perry's letter-and
answers it-as he will do; in the meantime
AMr. Soule's coresponCdence, corroblorated as
it is by the pIublished debates in the Cortes,
will outweigh Mr. Perry's in most unpreju
It is understood that the government has
not entrusted Mr. Dodge with pacific in
structions. With reference especially, to
the events which have taken place since the
termination of Mr. Soule's diplomatic ca
reer, it is believed that the tone of Mr.
Marcy's despatches is peremlptory anld deci
ded; perhaps nearlyas much so as the orig,
inal despatches to Soule were.
From the New Orleans I'rices Current, May 30.
NEW ORILEANS QUOTATION.
ANSIMILATIN(N TO LIVEiP(' L..
Inferior, ................... -
Ordinary, ...... ........ 8. it 93
Good Ordinary, ........... - -
Low Middling ,............ 10 f. 10
M iddling, ................ 10, 1
Good Middling, .......... 11, 'a 12
Middling Fair............I 1241 12&
Fair, .................. nominal.
Good Fair ............... nominal.
Good and Fair,............ nominal.
Fl,'oun, 't bbl.-St. Louis City, $8 50.
P'oIK.-Mss ' bbll. $16'50 a 00 00.
lIACON.-.Sides, 9+; plain Ilnsm, 9).
PIANO-FORTES, REEL) ORGANS,
MELO)DEONS, ,doulelo and siglo action lHarps,
canl , h ad, on applicatlon at the Silliman Fe
male Collegiate Instutute. For particulars, see the
hand bills. [may 191 SERENO 'TAYLOlR.
SIIERIMAN'S PATENT 'I'IUSSES, and rupture
remedy, shoulder braces, lace and elastic abdorm
illal osupporters, body tbrace, &c., fior sale by
a 28 LANW ORITIIY & TILDON.
CLOTH ING, HATS, BOOTS, & SHOES.
T 11E LATEST styles of' Ilnest material and best
Iinish, on hand and for sale by
a 21 MILLS, CLEVELAND, & Co.
THE STATE OF LOUISIANA, t et District
PARIMrs or AST flrrIOtAI. f oure: =o. 2060.
NTOTICE 18 HIIEBY GIVEN, that Jes 'Mar
chant hasflled in this Court, q flal acooat sp
Tutor to the minor children of Amelia MoNab, de.
ceased, which will be homologated in thllty days,
after the publloatlon of this notice, unless legal p
position be made thereto.
may 20 II. SKIPWITH, Clerk.
THE STATE OF LOUISIANA, Seventh Djstilel
PAHISa or Ast rLIOtQIANA. Court. MR O8.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV.N, hat Lee BlHatdesoaty
has filed in this Court, his final account, a dative
eetamentary executor f the last will and testament
of John Rhea, decease, and of the judicial liqulda.
tion of the succession of Emilie Raoul, deoasql,
which will be homologated in thirty days, after the
publication of thlsa0olee, unless legalopposition Is
may 26 H. SKIPWITH, Clerk.
THE STATE OF LOUISIANA, Seventh District
PARnIH onr Al? FItLIclANA, Court. No.2211.
In the matter of the succession of Robert Bonner,
PURSUANT to an order and commission
from the Honorable qeventh District Court
aforedaid, to'me directed herein, I will offer for
sale, at my oflice, in the town of.Port Hudson,
said Parish and State, on
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 1865,
at the hour of 11 o'clock, A. M., the following
named property, appertaining to said succes
sion, to wit:
1 Gold Watch,
Negro woman Rhoda,
1 small Shot Gun and Fixtures,
1 large Gun and Fixtures,
1 pair Pistols, and
3 trunks Clothing.
TERRs OF sALE.
Cash, provided the property b'ring the ap
praised value, and if said property should not
Iring the appraised value, the same shall be
offered, without further advertisement, on a
credit of twelve months, with eight per cent
interest, from day of sale.
JAMES C. JACKSON,
may 26 Auctioner.
CONFECTIONARY AND FAMILY
rp HE subscriber still conti ues the above bu.
L siness at the old stand on Comenarcial How.
Thankful for the liberal patronage heretofore
received from the citizens of Clinton, and the
public generally, he will spare no efforts to (e
serve at continuance of the same.
He has lately made large additions to his
former extensive stock which enables him to
furnish every thing in his line of the best qua
lity, and on the most reasonable terms.
Particular attention will be paid to the fur.
nishing Balls, Dinners, Weddings, &e., with
cakes, candies, sweetmeats, fruits, wines, cor.
dials, and such other articlea as may be want.
ed for such occasions.
Among other articles now in store, he has
the lidllowing ;
Cakes and pastry, assorted,
Cloves, nutmegs, and currants,
Cordials assorted. superior and common,
Strawberry, raspberry, orgeat, cerdials,
Jellies ; currant, quince, orange, guava,
Sugar cured hanis of the best quality,
Mess beef, by barrell, or retail,
C'heese ; Swiss, German, and western,
Coffee, tea, chocolate, butter,
Mackerel, sahnlmon, dried apples,
Soap, candles, star and spermaceti,
Wines ; Port, Madeira, Claret, Champagne,
Brandy, superior and common,
Whiskey, Gin, Itun,
Porter ; London and American,
Ale ; Scotch and American,
Sweet Oils, Sauces, prepared Mustard.
In short, every article in the line of confec
tionary and family groceries.
BREAD I BREAD!! I
Fresh Bread will be furnished every morn
ing, delivered at the residences of those who
may desire it. All orders left at the Store,
will be punctually attended to.
imly 5 A. S('IILANKEIt.
Win. SADLER, Proprietor.
JLWAYS on hand, and constantly receiv
ing, a large and fresh supply or
DRUGS & MEI)ICINES,
which lie will supply at the most rensonable
rates. These goods areqºurchased fromi the
oldest and best known houses in the cities of
New York, Philadelplhia, and New Orleans,
and are warranted to be pure and fresh.
An experienced Physician has charge of the
establishIIent who will always be in attendance
to fill all orders, dispense medicines, tn(d put up
Call and examine at the store on Brick Row,
oil the East side of the Public Square. a 14
STRAYED before me, the undlersigned au
thority, on the 18th of May, by Lewis Aus
tin, residing about four miles east of the town
of Jackson, the following daescribed mules, to
A BAY MARE MULE.
about 13hands high, about seven years old,
branded on the left thigh with the letter B,
considerably marked with the harness; Ilpprais.
ed to be worth $80. Also:
A BROWN MARE MULE,
about twelve and a half hands high, about sev
en years old, branded on the left thigh with the
letter B, and marked with the harness; apprais
to be worth $60.
G. W. CATLETT,
may 19 J. P., 8d Warrl,
Cord.r t Cometon and t. Cti#rlute3.t
a_1Prie roedueed to the old EStabndd.
a 14 JOHN dALPIN, Propelttor.
The Union R'otel.
N. E. CORNER OP TE PIUBLIC SQUARE,
UAYING thoroughly repairnd and refsr
1 iunshed this popular and well known house,
the undersigned are prepared to receive Board'
err and ea l n Travellers. Their table will
be furnished with the best the maekt can ars
ford, and no pains or exertions will be spared
to please antd accommodate those who may
favor them with their patronage.
LIVERY OTABlD 8,
Connccted with the Hotel is a large and
roomy stable. Every attention will be paid to
Horses placed'at livery,
Horses, Buggies, jq4Careri+s, for hire.
a14 WOB8AM & DIXON.
The Kill fl House.
N. W. COltI N).R . PUBLIC SQUARE,
THIS well known eistailshment Is now oPl
Ifor the reception of Boarders and the n -'
commodation of Travellers. The Hosm 4tas
undergone a thorough renovation, and is now
in complete order, Had the opoprietor will spare
neither pains or money in rendering it a d(ea
rablo rbtreat for all who may favordlim with a
There is a large and eomnmodions STABLE
attached to the premises, and good and atten
tiv, grool*. EVANt WHIT..
WILLIAM EL R 1~ S
Clinton and Baton Rouge J Limt of
`MAIL ST1 A -G -
SIAVING rosued e, maago
Iment of the Mail El Line,
twees Clinton, Baon . awds . Jackson,
the undersigaed would re.pectflly Inform the
travelling pulblq that ble Coaches will run
each way, EVERY DAY 1 THE WEEK,
excepting Sundays, leaving Clinton and Baton
Rouge, at 9 o'clock, A.M.
From Clinton to Fram Baton Rouge, to
Baton Rouge,..$8 00 Clintonu...... $ 00
Jackson,...... 1 00 Jacksor...... 2 60
Mt. Willing,... 2 00 Mt. Willing,.. 2 00
I'lains........ 2 50 Plinil:.,....... 1 60
3%.Evcry attention paid to the comfort and
convenience of passengers.
mar 24 WM. ELDER.
Dlssoltion of Co-partnership.
IlRHE co-partIirsldp heretofore existing be.
L tween Thomas J. Worshamn, and Janes M.
Dixon, in the Hotel busihness in Clinton, was
dissolved ly mutnul consent on the 25th April.
Tlhomans J. Worsham will continlu! t he busi
nsos on his own account, and respecltfully soli
cits a continuance of the Imtronmag of the pub
liis. THOM1AS J. 1OIRtSIAM,
i 3 JAMES M. )IX ..
TIHE UNION HOTEL FOR SALE.
STIIOSE, line buildings which have 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, auld also provided with every neces
sary convenience for carrv.lg onl the business
A large and commodious stable, good well,
and all requisite appurtelances are on the pre
For terms, apply at the Hotpl, or to
may5 JAMES M. DIXON.
For the Fpring and Pummer.
NOWl receiving aid opening, a splendid sup
ly of inew goods for the
SPRING ANI) SUMMfER,
at the old established house of Levi, Br.ooy,
& Co., which will be disposed of on the most
Bareges, flowered and plain,
Plhain jacconret' organdle, and dotted muslin,
Printed ribbed muslin,
Plaid and check ginghalnms,
Edging and thread lace,
Lad.ies ollilrs, chetisettes anid under sleeves
IIlldkerchiclf.,plain and emlbroidered,
Genlts' cravats, all kinds,
B]oniet, cull, anld belt Ribbons,
Triinigiigs fur ladies dresses,
Irish Lincins; browln, plaid, and check, do.
French and Attakapas cottonades,
Brown aid b.leachled dounestics,
Flncy articles, &e.
All kinds of liancy Liiiens for pants,
Perfumery, a large Uals superior aissortment.
CLOTHING, BOOTS AND SHOES,
A large and sulperior stock of lishilolnble
Clothing, and IHats, direct from New York.
JGeats' boots, brogans, and shoes,
Ladies gaiters anlid bootees,
The trading community are respectfully in
vited to give them a call,
a 14 LEVI, BLOOM, & Co.
ICE! ICE!! 1.l!!!l ICE! I!
TIIR lubscriber Is now receiving a iegular supply
So this necessary and Indispenualble aurtlcle, anld
is prepared to furnish the saine to families, and all
others wanlting the Isalne,
-jAIt;C Ca(A.o AND Ice, LIlsnoAnA, to h bhad at
his store. 31 IlIIYlIANN.
Gold and Silver .peotaoles,
A WELL SHElECTED and superIlr a
sortment of Gold, silver, and Steel
rimined spectacles to suit all ages, coastantly on
hand, and fo rale by
t 41 W.M. SADLER, Brlck Row.
no~r ' ý -- "BLto
S4~r mp.r .ueaesi, f pi sa i
f Puwlbas which he els. loic rsuh
icosPe of U rn cspectabl span
Wush stanls ;
Parlok and itngi ch
Mahoa y, W
Rockin Cks; k tspbe
, and Wood seats,
Ch en's Chainr of, every verie,
Split bottom chairs, painted and r
Bedsteads of extra ulse with
a td loted lppasthnt,
land round post,
Children's Cribs, lar a
Looking glasse, 'Toilet t glo. s.,
Parlor, mantle, and walln
Sofhs; wnalnt and *ab i x
tra large and med t ,
Double and single Itkuitau61 `1 f"i 1i tb ,
Willow wagons, cradles, sadenlrl,
" clothes and knife bdchets,
Armoirne, wualnnt, cherry, and bounson,
Safer; wlori d tin, walnut and comm. ,
" las and small sim.s.'!.
I offer theo al.ve lots to aqit. ,
at saesirice asth I from
the city, and in much b.pt .er coni
N.Price of high B 9 el g
steads: eight and ten dliuu$.; kg
posts, with cornice: twenty, tvsa e, t I ,
fty-flve, and sixty-five dollars. . a 4
CONFECTIONARY AND FAMEL
TIHE UNDERSIGNED, thankful for the
I. liberal patronage which he has received for
a series of years during whih his efforti 'to
please and accommodate, he trusts l aI4 Ird
ed general satisfaction, with the v of Ia
creasing that approbation and support has made
nlarge nd valuable additions to his present ex
He is prepared to furnish Balls, Solese,
Weddings, Assemblies, Dinner Parties (public
or private), and social gatherings, of whatever
kind, with every article required.
It would be to the interest of country .t~ar
chants and others, to call, examine, and leave
Candles, assortSd Ginger, Canton
Rock candy do Havana
Cakes & pastry, an'd Raisins, Layeans M.R.
Sugar pluns do Cherries In Brandy
Preserves In syrup Cinnamon and Spice
do Brandy Strawberry cordial
Candies, new style Raspberry do
Cordials ass'd, superior Orgeat do
do , common Currants
Museat.w.,- ltron, preserved
Currant Je]y Cloves and notmega
Quince do Almonds, peoaiw
Orange do Essences; lemon, rose
Guava do Rose water, &c. o,.
Pork and bacon sides Mess Beef, by the half
Shoulders and Ilama or whole barrell
Sugar cured amns Cheese and butter
Duflleld's do Cos miand tea
Stagg & Shay's do. Chocolate
Sugars; brown, loaf, Mackerel, In kits and
crushed & powdered barrels
Soap and candles Salmon In kits
Giolden syrup, retail Dried apples
Sugar cured beef Pickles, all sized Jars
Comprising a full and superior assortment of
mperior FAMILY GROCERIE S, all
1' which will be sold low, and in quantities to
WINES AND LIQUORS.
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 LondqU Porter
American Porter Sweet OU,.n half and
do Ale whole bottles
And a great variety of other articles for
FA M I4, use.
a14 '. WM. GURNEY.
W. W. CIIAPMAN & Co.
Importrsi and Dealers in Hardware,
CUTLERY. IRON, NAILS, CASTINGS,
Boots, Shoes, Saddlery, Trunks, and Plantation
EAST sIDE PLIBLIC SPUAIE,--CWNTOx, LA.
UA VE a full and completo, ssortment of
1. every thing in their line. Their old custo
inre arnd the public in general are requested
to call. april 8
Olive Lodge, No. 52, A, T. I.
MEETS EVERY SATURDAY, on, or pree..,
ding'of, the Full Moon, at their Ldoege room,
in the 8turges Building.
Ornzcas:--G. W. MUNDAY, W... M..
Wu. SADLER, 8.'. W.*.
E. B. I'ETTIBS, J.. W.'.
Vsliting Brethren are respedlfully Invited to at
tend. By order:
mar 24 Wx. H. O'REILLY, mferry.