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THE FI ELICIA NI E M
BY G. W. REESE. THE CONSTITUTION.-=-TATE 1 MlTS. '..
V L IC T* S R A .. . 1 , .1 .. . 9 .* .*
VOL. I. CLINTON, LA. SATURDAY [ORNING, JUNE 16, 185;+ ,. I :,#)r+ w mw
ii +, +".l., iarrr t nk ++'+++ ~r+ .m,;
Tan " FELICIANA DEMOCRAT" will be pub.
lished every WDNxEnAYr ANn BAwiDAY, at THREE
Dollar, per annum, payable In advance. Two cop.
les will be tarnished for FIVE IDOLLAIIS.
AovnsTrrixlsM inserted at One Dollar per square
(T W EIL VE lines or les,) for the first insertlon,
sad fifty cents for each subsequent one.
The Fee for announcing a candidate for office will
be TEN Dollars, payable in advance.
CARDS, PROFESSIONAL, &c.
Joan MoVsA.Clinton. CHAM. McLVA, Jackson.
JOHN & CHARLES McVEA,
Attorntes at Law,
al4 CLINTON AND JACKSON, LA.
W. FERGUS KERNAN,
Attorney & oounsellcr at Law,
DRACTICE8 in the Parishes of East and West
SP l.:'e'nrn a 14
JAMES B. SMITH,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
(ITIL attend.business in East and West Fel'ctana
santd St. Helena. a 14
JOHN M. ROBERTS,
Attrney at Law,
OfFicE: MAIr. STREET.
a 14 CLINTON, La.
BOWMAN & DE LEE,
lttornies and Counsellors at Law,
BUSINESS entrusted to their care will be prompt
1ly attended to.
R.vKasecss.--.lsrs. Oakey & Hlawkins: J. D,
Byrne & Co.; New Orleans. a 14
HAYNES & ELLIS,
Attornies and Comnsellors at Law,
a 14 CLINTON, LA.
JAR. O. Ft'UQ'A. J. O. KII.BOURN.
FUQUA & KILBOURN,
Attornies at Law,
D'LACTICE in the courts of East and West Felicl
Sana, and St. HeIleaa. a 14
THE anud: re'gned. havlnYenttred into partnership
in the practice of their profess on, will attend to
all blusiness entrusted to them in the parish of East.
And. to any husiness, entrusted to either. in the
adjacent I'arshes, they will attend separately.
Olfice in Cliutoun, La. JAIIE$ Il. 3fit.E,
a 14 D. C. IIARIDEi.
D. B. SAMFORD,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
IILL attend to any professional business entrust,
Sed to him in East and West Feliciana, Eslt
Raton Rntge, . a ad St. lllena P'ar shes. je9
Justice of the Peace & Notary Public
Office on the North sile of the I'Pulic Square,
Notary Pubdio and Auotioneer.
"I ILL attend promptly to all business entrusted
1 to his care.
Ovvics: North East corner of the Public Sqnare.
DR. F. R. HARVEY,
C )NTINUES the practice of his profession, and
respectfully tenders his services to the citizen
of Cl;nton and vicin'ty. a 14
DR. C. H. I'ORTER,
RESPECTFULLY ofi'r- his professlonal services
to the 't!zens of CI Iton. and its vicinity.
lie can always be found, when not professionally
engaged, at the Drug Store of Wm. Sadler, on Brick
Row. a 14
E. L. HAYGOOI),
PROIMPT attention will be given to the sale of
Real Estate and Personal Property witlhin the
Parish of East Felioiana. Ofice, in Clinton. a 14
april 1 aor JACKSON, IA.
OAKEY & H-IAWKINS,
Factors and Gen,!ral Commission Merchants,
No. 90 GRAVIER STREET,
2B G to offer thleir services to Planters and Mer
chllaats, and pron'se attentioni and lpromptness to
all coasignmmnts antrustil to thelir care, a 14
Cotton Factor k Comm'ssioou D1srohant,
No. 58 GRAVIER STREET,
a 1I NEW ORLEANS.
E. M. IDAiL.Y. . E. A. TAI.I.ARItE.
E. M. DALEY & Co.
Commission k Forwarding Merchants,
AND WHIIOILESALE DEALERS IN
67 Tehoupltoulas Street,
WINES, CORDIALS, & LIQUORS.
CALL and examine the subscriber's stock of Wines,
Cordials, and Liquors. WM. GURNEY.
FINE WATCHES, CLOCKS,JEWELRY,
ALWAYS ON HAND, and for
sale by the subscriber, a general
./ assortment of
FINE GOLD AND SILVER
WATCHES, SPECTACLES. &c.
Ladies and Gentlemen's fine Breast Pins,
Ear rings, Finger rings, Studs,
Watch keys, Snaps,
Gbld and silver Pencils, with or without pens,
Gold Lockets, Thimlies,
German silver Spectacles,
Together with a variety of other fine goods,
warranted to be the articles for which tAey are
The above stock was selected in New York
and New Orleans by the subscrlher, and Is the
largest and most superior ever offered in thi
CALL AND EXAMINE.
Il'WArcHNP., OCoO.S, as JEWaLRY, repair
ed and warranted.
I'T store is on Brick Row, one door north
of W. W. Chapmnan & Co.
S14 WIhT,,IAM SADTFR.
HOME MANUFACTOtRY OF WAG
ONS, CARTS, &c. &c.
CONTINUES to carry on the
WII.ELWRIaHT business in all
of its various branches.
He has on hand a large assortmeut of supe
r:or well seasoned material, and all orders for
work will ,b executed with promptness, and
in a workmanklike manner.
ReApairing of all kinds done immediately.
His shop is immediately opposite the stables
of the TU o',n Hoted. I 14
iLA CKSMI''1HIN lI.
I HAVE engaged a competent work _
mana, and will personally see that all
wood work done by me is properly iron
ed. All orders for Blacktnith work will he
promptly attended to and faithfully executed.
B~cLrus, oin hand and for s, Ie.
je 9 RICHARD RIGBY.
COACH AND CARRIAGE MAKER,
I STILL oontinue to build ail
. kinds of Pleasure Carriagces, on
the Imost approved plan, at the old stundl, on
the main street, runnling cast from the Public
Thankful for the patronage and public confl
deone extended. I desire to retain and increase
the samle, 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 Woovs COF.I.S, on such terms as will
insure me against any charge of extortion, from
.i'Wiersonal attention given on all Burial
a 28 R. BOWMAN.
Carriages & Buggys made and repaired,
BY CHARLES P. JARRETT,
HAVING super:or facilities for
the prontiit and faithful execution
of a strictly (Crri,'le iuadl lBuggy auiling aid
repairing .ausintess, I invite public attention to
my establishment. None but liiilshed work
men are in my employ, ald no infer:or or old
fashioned work will be found on hand.
Arrangements have been made for receiving
the best materiul 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 andci see them.
An assortment of Northern made Buggys,
always on hand.
All kinds of repairing done at the shortest
unotice to insure neuttess and durability. All
work warranted, with proper usage.
SiiMy terms are cash, or approved city ac
FISK'S METALLIC BURIAL CASES.
I have procurred the special and exclusive
right of sale, for Fisa's PATENT MErTAII.It. Cur
SINs, for the Parish of EKist Felicianm. Anly
infringemlent upon my right in the sale of these
cases will subject the violator to prosecutioIn.
Samuel Decker, is may authorized agent, in
J.lcksou, for the sale of the same.
Wooden Coffins made to order, and every
attcntion given on Funeral occasions. A fine
cealrse always in readiness.
may 5 C. P. J.IARIRIETi'.
WV. IV. CHAPMAN & Co.
Importers and Dealers in Hardware,
CUTLERVY IRON, NAILS, CASTINGS.
Boots, Shoes, Saddkry, Trunks, and Plantatkn
SU P1' LI ES.
EAST SIDE P'UBIC IS'LAlIt,--CIJNTON', LA.
IIAVE a full and complete assortment of
every thing in their line. Their old custo
ruers and the public in general are requested(
to call. nnr'I s
D UTII HALL, just received aud luw wula
R LANGWORTUY & TILPON.
The Democracy of the Parish of East
I Feliciana assombled according to previous
notice at the Court House in the towh of
Clinton, on the ninth day of June l155.
B. M. G. Brown, Esqr., was called to
the chair, iv acclamation, and Isaac N. Lem
on and Willis W. Moore, were appointed
Secretarys of the meeting.
W. F. Kornnn wae then called upon to
explain the object of the meeting, which ihe
did in a brief, eloquent and pleasing man
On motion of Bythell Haynes, the Pres
ident appointed a committee of seven, con
sitting of Meqors. B. H-vnes, G. W. Man
day, Charles McVen, Thor W. Robbins,
Edward Delony, JnloI A. Harbour, and
Robt. Vanuhan. to prepare sfitnlle resolu
tions expressing the sense of the meetg
and the position of the Democrntic pfartv
of this Parish: the Committee retired, And
in due time presented the following resolo
tiono, which were read before the meeting
Iv E. Delonev, and unanimously adopted :
WHERARS: It is a principle. coextensive
with the formation of our democtie re
publican form of Government. and emi
nentlv compatible with the hansi of the
sovereirn power of such Government.
as rolidnnry with the peonle. to pisemble
toR! t'ier in popular mentinsr, nod openly
and freely dierlss all pul lie PoliCeie and
measure of Government. and to rxpress
their opinions of the stune as independ
ent freemen, therefore:
Resobrn, That we view the constitution
of the United States. na n enmpeat strictly
definin.r the terms of Union 1etween the
several States. as parties thero*n. eo-enml
Sin their sovereirntie. , And the riehits which
are reservedr to t' e-s'lrh-e- re.reotivelyv, nd
eo-collyh l'onmd Ibv their pinhted faith to
strictly nller to Qtnoport. a'nl maintain the
powers delerltedr for the Ip neflt of each
and the peace. prn'nerity, eli, welfare of
the whole; therefore. that it is the imrera
tive duty of all roodrl eitiens, whether
nattive or nntnraliznd, and true Americann
, Patriots, to stand hv. mn'i*ds non nn rnnport
thte Coniqtituton of the United States nnd
Ithe ri'ghts of hle St nte. and the people
thereof. ,nrlr its sacred .'nrnntees, at all
hn7nrls and to every extCnt.
R,.e'r-d. That it is with extreme and
pninful apprehlenions thnt we nrenow wit
nearin, one of the moat thoromuhlv areran
i ized. hitter. and violent ernendes. tindor the
name of Know Noth'intvism. nainst the
most snered and vital nuarnntees of the
Constitution. and that the unity of spirit
and sympathy, and concordant en.oerantion
which teom to chnrneterie thisi midnir'ht.
Oanth-bound politionl order, in all o.etions:
of the country, whether in New En'lanln
or in the South. wnrn nita tral frienrd of
the Constitution nnd the TTnion. whetherl
Whirr or eoniocrnt, of the 'olenhn duty of1
onnnoine their uniteil and firm r.bldence to
its further dan.rronu, disorganizing, and
R,',~rad. 'IThat thlol clnnrly nretced
provisions of the Cnnatittion which renar
nncee'to the sInvernlrlera of the South that,
" No ners.n held to teo orv Ien laor in one,
State under the laws thereof esCanltinf, into
another. shall, in cnn=oaeener of nny law
or reculation therein, ihe dlisc'hn.rerl from
such service or lnhnr. hut shall he (deliver
ed noon cla;m of the panrty to whom such
oervice or labor mnav bhe dei." nnd to every
citizen of the Union that " No relicions test
shall he ronuirrd nas a nnliflontion to any
office or pnhllie' trust under the United
States." and that " Cnnrerss shanll mIre no
Inw renreetinc- an est+,lishment of relirlion.
or prolhihitinec the froee 'P etrise thereof,"
onniniatoe re'nt nntinnonl princitloe nnrl on
tain fundamental atinlntionu for the nroee.
tion of civil and relitcin.s riprlts, the prs~ .
ervntion and atuanl nhQervnnoe of whichb,
nar vitally es.entinl to the eXlatenee and
continunnno of i;his Union: and tlant the!
unholy efforts now hoine concenntrnted annl
dirneted, : to strike do",nn t',rseo nreol ,rnor
anteo.u of the onnotittllin hlv thin f.naticism
andl l.irotrv of Know-Nothlinir'sm. if sutrces
fill, will leadl directly to nnnrrihv and
rivil liuscord of a character most horrid to'
R.'.eovl'd. Th,at whten our revo1,tionarv
fathers nesrted annd clirt- rl. in the Deoln.
ration of A morirnn uloneulenue, that.
Genrore the TTT. "hlnrl endonvnredrl to pro
vent the pnnlntion of tleoo Stntoc. for the
pnllrnoose of oliatrllrnetit the lnws of natural
izntion of forcioner onwl refiwintcr to nas
others. oenorne'inr their emiirrntion hithl
er." theyv ornlnimel to tie world n grant.
p,-inciple, esentinl to our indonendlneonil
the future nroaperitv. n l -reot ni roor I
of this nnation, plrldging their lives, trheir
fortunes, and their .arredr honor to main
tain it; so we, their deacendents, ha--in 1
seen its wisdom and enjoyed its bhonefit,l
!the exrod obl gation which' the have i:.,
Spoaeed upon up.
a &seold: T4t the late infendou r. nn
f which has Leen eonsummated 1Nby ,0t .IW
Nothing Legislature of the State of iaW,
seac'hasetts, by enactments obstrcting and
" prohibiting the execution of the fugitive
I slave law, made in accordandwithfta plait'
'provision of the federealcom at, (as rited
t in a foregoing resolution) and the acts, by
resolution, of other northern Know Nothti
Snlag Legislatures. deelairiig tl.e'r flked pur
pose of opposition to the executifn of soid
" slave law. as well as to the admission of
" any more states into this Union, whose
constitution does not prohibitslavery there.
In, demands, on the part of the southern t
I states, the immediate adoption of such mtese
Sures as may seem nocessary to secure Marton
a~nd co-operation for their safety and the
security of their rights; that this resolu.
tion he laid before our approaching State
Convention in order that its opinion upon
the important question involved, shall ie
proclaimed. and such measures recommend
ed as may be deemed eficient in counteract
ring the dangers that surrounded, and tare
steadily closing in upon us.
R so'vrd. That to the noble old eommon
wealth of Virginia, the ihnuregnable cite.
del of Democracy, the thanks of the South.
are eminently due for hergallant .sistance,
and glorious overthrow of tlhedark leglions
of those comllned alliesof Know.Nothing-,
im, and Abolitionism, who sought through
her consecrated soil, to invade the whole
Soutlh, and to overpower and bind her down
to the behdlts, and in the embraces of nor
thern cupidity and fanaticism. Thanks to
her noble son JIENRY A. Wise, for his un
tiring exertions and eeuseless efforts, his
nohle Iecarinr, and his brilliant defeneeand
exposition of the true principles of the
Constitution throughout this unprecedent
ed struggle; thanks to the host of noblle
Whiig.-na-iv's of her proud noil,-.who
spurned from their presence this northern
born, and low-bred ita, and heartily united
their patriotic efforts in maintaining the
Constitution and the rights and institutions
of the South.
R'so'vcd: That in view of the approach.
ing contest in Louisiana, and the dangers
that are threateningr to strike her down in
to a state of servilence to the north, and
her accursed isnms, and fanaticisms, the De
mocracy should put forward their truest and
ablest champions for all offices, whether
State or Parish, and every Democrat should
he as active, vigilant and antiring, as though
the result depended upon his individual ex.
ertions. Let every mnu do his duty. follow
the example of the l)emocraey of Virginia,
in maintaining the rights, and with the pa
triotic aid of noble Whigs in Louisiana,
our triumph will be like hers.
Rso!vwd, That the eminent and able ser
vices of the Hon. John Perkins, our reproe
sentative in Congress, and his firm and
efficient advocacy of the constitutional rights
of' the South, merits the high approval of
his constituenev and that in the present
crisis ini the political affnirs of' the country
anl the eminent peril oft he Sout Ii, we should
regret his retirement from the national
councils as peculiarly unfortinate. We
therefore present his inaie to the l)istrict
Convention for a return to the next Con
R so!vwd, That we have reasonable
grounds for belief that the secret outh ,oould
conspiracy of Know-Nothingism, has insid
iously invaded the sacred Iprecincts of1' the
judicial ermine, and that we cannot and
will not aid or cotnltencuce any attemllts
lwhateve to elevate any maun to any Judicial
l o-itioni within this State whom we may be
ieve t) have taken upon himnself extra oathsI
or obligations that miay impose noxious and
hIneful iprejudices where the highest irlte ..
iity should reign, and thus seriously to ins
auir the just interpretation d nd administra.
tion of the laws; such a court wcoull he
a nullity laid its acts a foul desecration of
the Temlle ofl' Justice.
Rcao.vcd, That the Pcnrocracy of the
North deserves the gratitude and th:anks
of' every patriot and especially every South.
ern nman, for the truly noble nud national
stand which they have taken, and continue
to maintain, in defence of the Constitution
and the rights which it guarantees to the
slave holders of the Southl, and although
in occupyicng this position, they have been
overplowered ancd prostrated, in all the free
Slates, by the dark conspliracy ofl' Know.
Nothingisar acd Abolitiocnisn,-still main.
tatiiug the righlt, and faithfully confiding
in thle justice of their course, a speedy and I
brilliant triumph ofjustice, truth and rea
son awaits them.
Rsolvwd, That President Pierce, in the
discharge of his numerous and delicate du
ties, has faithfully adhered to and support~d
the constitution and the South has fuill and a
' r'r 1 wl. M'.w" 'T - l -
I me ting,,Ij A t
I )trot Ward t ý, "' i
Ward No. 4, Jo#alh Ben . a .r
No. 8r Wm.'
following delegao.,to pI±4.,
and $tateConvention. at eo. bSie 1
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lWo~i lX ,L--Gun. A, ,t m!,,itm.
.aaskp, . J. . .t, Harbelb.J.
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wowP., ,u gl.--'rlho + ...- M,n
(Giles Kent, HenryQrkt s ý
Ward ZNo, 8.-4-a.. ',TCtwL W&h
bnlu. T. W. Scott,
Izard. _ :.: ..
Ward N.l 4.-W. R nieo,4 M
den, A. T. McKneely,~E d SBoqt. 2bma.
son. n, t . "
Wnrd No., ,5-W. Pattomna, .. W.
Reeseo t. W..MNnday, Ed.. Delao , W., 4.
Kertan. +.. t
Ward No. 6.--Irwina BRownat. dueli,
1Chmaney.. :. .'i
Ward JVn.: --,. 7-t.. alltl & eJL 3I.
'JarCon; W, Bw ., obg od Wli.,.ley,
0W. B, Rmt, ... .:,,. . ... , ... . ,
Ward ~No. s.-.-Wm. H,, Joardea, Wa.
Woodward, T. J. Begers, Evana Duma,
Seywour Taylor. ,A
On. motion of Bythell Haynes, the 'ml .
ident and Seerotarys of the mooting were
added to the list of delegatee to attendthe
Dis)trict and Statet.Couvention.
Mr. Kernan offered the following:+, ,
Reaolvd: That we reeommegd to i.l
State convention, the Hon. F. B. H.ath,
of the parish of St. Helena, for the obse
of Lieutenant Governor, the Hon.. 0. W.
Munday, of the parish of East F0eleara,
f6r the offie of TreaMurer, and thpe..o .
S. F. Marks, of the parish of WMt ,4.i
ana, for the office of Auditor of Puablid.o
counts, Resolution adopted.
Mr. Delony offered the following:
Resakwd: 'That the Democratns who are
present here to.day, he requested to takl
the nccssary steps for orgnnizing the Den
ocrrtic part.w in their respective Wardsj,n
to Domoeratic Ciuhlor Associations.
Unanimously adopted. The meeting
then adjourned uiui dti.
B. M. G. BROWN, Prueidgnl,
W. W. MooRE ,
AN INCTiCENT.-The following, orelled
at the burning of the Wnm. Kluox. , "
man jumped overloard with a I:abl. .
enneo to the surface, and taking the ! e s
hand in her mouth, thliu held put of tae
water, while she attemte4dt paddleto lhore.
A man plunged in after her, and by strnaw
Clforts anc'coded in getting the mother o
whlre the water was shallow enough w
tom lithe lottom. r' Do not Lite its band
now-you are safe," Paid the manmte her,
wl:ile t~lcy were wanidering aslore. She
took the child's hand froim I tweenwber
tooth, and Pimply said --." You do not knmar
a mother sir.' &aesreely a print of the
prentle mother's held on the poor infant's
hand was perceptible.
WosMAn's JUDuuEMwETr.-WOme .r..In.s
manners far more than charactenWb like
mental force which might bele ob'smpsd
and pointed into a javelin, to, plewn itee
through a character, they splinter itho .ittle
tiny darts to stick all- over the *atures,
.omp le.\ion, attitu("e draperi a e. How of.
ton have I entered a'rdom with 'the embar
rastment of feeling that all mn motlgas,
gestutres, postures, dress, &e., wet.erectilly
appreciated, and self.complacently copdqpu:t
ed; but at the Fame time with b1td con-.
sciouspess that the inquisition oId.rtlch
no further. I have said withlin self,
"My charactor, that is the lan, laIug at
you behind this veil; I mna eto the l fr
what you can tell; end you would not
ceive, either, if I were sa sagel o t 1I.