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THE IFELICIANA DEMOCRA¶TL,
BY G. W. REESE. THE CONSTITUTION.--STATE RIGHTS. TERMS.--x $8 Pi R
VOL. I. CLINTON, LA. SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 7, 1855. hO. 13.
Tea "FELICIANA DEMOCRAT" will be pub.
lished every WmeDNrsar AND SAtURDAY, at THREE
Dollars per annum, payable in advance. Two cop
ies Will* be fIrnlehed for FIVE DOLLAIS.
AersatmsamuTs inserted at One Dollar per square
(T WIL V liaes or less,) for the first insertion,
and fifty cents hbr each subsequent one.
The Fee for announcing a candidate for office will
be TIN Dollars, payable In advadbe.
CARDS, PROFESSIONAL, &c.
Jonw McVa&, Clinton. CHas. MOVZA, Jackson.
JOHN & CHARLES McVEA,
Attornies at Law,
.14 CLINTON AND JACKSON, LA.
W. FERGUS KERNAN,
Attorney & oounsellor at Law,
PRACTICES in the Parishes of East and West
Follelana. a 14
JAMES B. SMITH,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
WILL attend busineus in East and Wept Feliclan
and St. Helena. a 14
JOHN M. ROBERTS,
Attorney at Law,
Onrlcs: MsIN STRcEE.
a 14 CLINTON, LA.
BOWMAN & DE LEE,
&tternue ad Co~aellors at Law,
iTUSINESS entrusted to their care will )nprompt.
J ly attended to.
RlmtncaPcc.--Mesars. Oakey & lHawkins; J. 1,
Byrne & Co.; New Orleans. a 14
HAYNES & ELLIS,
Attoranes and Counsellors at Law,
a 14 CLINTON, LA.
JAL 0. . FUQUA. J. 0. KILIBOURN.
FUQUA & KILBOURN,
Attornies at Law,
PIIACTICE in the courts of East and West Felicl
ana, and St. Helena. a 14
THE undersigned, having entered into partnership
In the praetMe of their profemlon, will attend to
il business entrausted to them in the parish of East
And. to any business, entrusted to eithelr, In the
adjacent Parishes, they will attend separately.
Omce in Clinton, La. JAMES II, MrISE,
a 14 D. C. IIAIRDiEE.
D. B. SAMFORD,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
".rILL attend to any professional bnuiness entrust
B ed to him in East and West Fellelana, East
liaton Rouge, and St. Helena Parishes. jc9
Justioe of the Peaoe k Notary Publio,
Office on the North side of the Public Square.
Notary Public and Auctioneer.
WILL attend promptly to all business entrusted
to hil care.
Ovvcri: North East corner of the Public Sqnare.
DR. F. R. IIARVEY,
C-ONTINUIE the practice of his profession, and
V1 respectfully tenders bhi services to the citizens
of Clinton and vicinity. a 14
DA. C. H. PORTER,
RDESPECTFULLY offers his prolessional servlces
to the citizons of Clinton, and its viclnity.
Ile can always be found, when not profiessonally
engaged, at the Drug Store of Wm. Sadler, on Brick
Row. a 14
E. L. HIAYGOOD,
Auotioneer, ---Clinton, La.
PROMPT attention will be given to the sale ol
Real Estate and Personal Property within the
Parish of East Felcians. Oimce, inClinton. a 11
spril 14 JACKSON, LA.
OAKEY & HAWKINS,
Factors and General Commission Merchants,
SNo. 90 GRAVIER STREET,
B EG to offer their services to Planters and Mer
chants, and promise attention and promptness to
all consignments entrusted to their care. a 14
Cotton Factor k Commission Merchant,
No. 58 GRAVIER STREET,
a 14 NEW ORLEANS.
I. M. DAILT. B. V. A. TALLAIIIE.
E. M. DALEY & Co.
Commission k Forwarding Merchants,
AND WHOLESAL)E DEALERS IN
67 Tchoupltoulua Street,
Q.S EIRMAN'S PATENT TRUSSES, and rupture
"_ remedy, shoulder braces, lace and elastic abdom
Jatl supportrs, body braces, tc., for sale by
n I ATNGWORTWY& TILDT7N.
FINE WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY,
ALWAYS ON HAND, and for
sale by the subscriber, a general
" FINE GOLD AND SILVER
A HES, PECTACLES, &c.
Ladies and Gentlemen's fine Breast Pins,
Ear rings, Finger rings, Studs,
Watch keys, Snaps,
Gold and silver Pencils, with or without pens,
Gold Lockets, Thimbles,
German silver Spectacles,
Together with a variety of other fine goods,
warranted to be the articles for which they are
Thebo above stock was selected in New York
and New Orleans by the subscriber, and is the
largest and most superior ever offered in thi
CALL AND EXAMINE.
rWATCHi5s, CLOCKs, ANDJEWELRY, repair
ed and warranted.
His store is on Brick Row, one door north
of W. W. Chapman & Co.
a 14 WILLIAM SADLER.
HOME MANUFACTORY OF WAG
ONS, CARTS, &c. &c.
CONTINUES to carry on the
WHEILWRIoHT business in all
of its various branches.
lie 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 workumanklike manner.
Repairing of all kinds done Immediately.
His shop is immediately opposite the stables
of the Union Hotel. a 14
I HAVE engaged a competent work
man, and will personally see that all
wood work done by me is properly iron
ed. All orders for Blacksmith work will be
promptly attended to and faithfully executed.
BUocGIES, on hand and for sale.
jeo 9 RICHARD RIGBY.
COACH AND CARRIAGE MAKER,
I STILL ooutinue 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 aind 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 WooD.N COFFINS, on such terms as will
insure me against any charge of extortion, from
9IiPersonal attention given on all Burial
ia 28 R. BOWMAN.
Carriages & Buggys made and repaired,
BY CHARLES P. JARRETT,
H AVING superior facilities for
the prompt anlid faithful execution
of a strictly Carriage and .Buggyi making and
repairing Business, 1 invite pulblic 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 plans can be
seen at my shop. Cull and see them.
An assortment of Northern made Buggys,
always on hand.
All kinds of repairing done at the shortest
notice to insure nQa.tness and durability. All
work warranted, with proper usage.
ti0My terms are cash, or approved city ac
FISK'S METALLIC, BURIAL CASES.
I have procured the special and exclusive
right of sale, for FIsK's PATENT METALLIC CoY
i'mxs, 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 line
IIearse always in readiness.
may 5 C. P. JARRETT.
W. W. CHAPMAN & Co.
Importers and Dealers in Hardware,
CUTLERY. IRON, NAIIS, CASTINGS.
Boots, Shoes, Saddlery, Trunks, and Plantation
EaST SIDl I'unLIC SI'UAE,-CaJNTON', LA.
ITAVE a full aInd complete assortment of
1 every thing in their line. Their old custo
mers and the public in general are requested
to cull. apri 18
GILVEn RSPOONS, tea and tabl,. just received by
It t ON NAI.MAN h S'I'AIT..
Importer, and Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Watohes, Jewelry, Cutlery,
GUNS, PISTOLS, & FANCY GOODS,
NO. 05 CANAL STRNT,.
N. D. Watches and Jewelry carefully repaired. all
0. P. LANxowaORY. [1855.] NoRnoonDn LDOS.
LANGWORTHY & TILDON,
Druggists and Apotheoaries,
AND DMALIMS IN
BOOKS AND STATIONERY.
A WELL selected nassortmeut of Perfume
], ry, Toys, and Fancy Goods.
Music and Musical instruments.
Paints, Oil, Lead, and Varnish,
Brushes of all kinds,
Fine Cutlery, Razors, and Soap.
uII.Seo Advertisement on fourth page.
al14 BRICK RO1 W--CLINroN, LA.
WORMS., MI.YER & Co.
TIA VE recently removed from their old stand,
I to the store formerly occupied by M.
BLOOM, where they keep constantly on hand, a
complete assortment of
FANCY AND STAPLE GOODS,
CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS,
HARDWARE, CROCKERY, GROOERIES, &e.
They are now well situated to offer every
facility in their line of business and accommo
date those who may favor them with a call.
a 28 8-y
HARRIS & DE ARMOND,
PROVISION & GROCERY Merohants,
ITAVE constantly on hand, a general as
1 sortment of goods usually kept in their
line. Possessing superior facilities, offer in
ducements to purchasers for 0 A S H.
irLibecral CAsn advances made on consign.
ments of Cotton, to our MICAJARw HARRIS,
New Orleans. a 28
MILLS, CLEVELAND, & Co.
Provision and Grocery Store,
R ESPECTFULLY nforp.theofrlends and
- the trading publics fat theyja i e 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 advnnces on
Cotton consigned to OAKEY & HAWKINS,
and to afford all the facilities usual in their
line of business. a14
S. II. BUTLElR. N. LARCOM.
BUTLER & LARCOM,
PLAIN AND FANCY PAINTERS.
(IARRIAGE, HOUSE, & SIGN Painting,
. GDraining and Gilding, Glazing,
Transparent Window Shados,
China White, or Porcelain Flnssh,
Paper Hanging, Ornamental Painting,
Masonic and Odd Fellow's Banners,
And all kinds oplain and fancy work, done in
the neatest and most durable manner, and
Tlhey will sell all color. of paint in small
tquantities, ready for use for the accommodation
of those who prcflr usilig it thI(mselVs.
Store, flrst door east of B. LyonH. je2
JOHN R. DUFROCQ,
GENERAL AGENT & AUCTIONEER,
BATON ROUGE, LA.
i` TILL attend to posting hooks, drawing and
11 collecting accounts, writing leases, deeds,
&-v. Also any business to be transacted with
the State Gorernme:Nt, redeeming Lands forfeit
ed for Taxes, 4Ic.
Orders left with J. B. Sans, J. P., will be
promptly attended to. i 21
Olive Lodge, No. 52, A. Y. M.
, MEETS EVERY SATURDAY, on, or prec,,
ding of, the Full Moon, at their Lodge room,
In tlhe Sturges Bulllding.
Ovm:mc.msm:-G. . MUNI)AY, W.'. M.'.
Wu. HAI)EISIt, S.'. W.'.
E. B. PETTISS, J.*. W.*.
Visiting Blrethren are respectfully invilted to at
tend. By order:
omar 24 Wu. H. O'REILLY, Seeretory.
Gold and Silver Speotacles,
A WELL SELIECTED and superior as
sortmenlt or Gold, silver, and Steol
rinmed Spectaclcs to suit all ages, conlstantly on
mand, and for sale by
a 41 WM. BADLER. Brick Row.
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.
IIIE Law Partnership heretofore existing
I between James Welsh and J. 1B. Samnford'
is this day dissolved by consent of parties.
Clinton, Juije the 7th, 1855.
je 9 WELSH & SAMFORD.
CLOTHIN G, HIATS, BOOTS, & SHIOES.
T lII LATEST styles of finest material and boat
inish, on hand and for sale by
a 12 MILLS, CLEVELAND, & Co.
SPRING AND SUMMERIt GOODS.
A LAtG E invoico of Ladian and Gentl.:men's Fash
ionable DI)ress, Spring and Summer Goods, just
recolved and for a*le by
a?1 MfT,.T , f~KVWTANT (k 'o.
The American Patriot and the Washington
Firmness in politics, should be the aim of every
one, and by none more, than he who writes for the
public press. Truth should be his polar star, and
the maxim of the renowned Davy Crooket, "be sure
you are right, then go ahead" should be his rule of
conduct. Misrepresentation, on unlfir and unwar
ranted deductions, drawn from what others may say,
should never be made in order to promote what we
think may be the right side of any question. These
always injure the cause they are designed to advance.
We are led to those remarks, by the course of the
Anerlcan Patriot of last week in parading in its
columns an article from the Washington Union, and
drawing deductions from it not Justified by any senti
ment or argument used therein. The position of the
editor of the Union, Is that upon the abstract ques
tion, " of whether slavery he a moral or social evil,"
there is a great and radical difference of opinion,
between the people of the north, and the south, re
sulting from education, which will ever prevent them
from making that as part of our national platform.
This is the sum total of all that the astute editors of
the American Patriot can make out of it. The Union
in the very article referred to, lays down the true po
sition of the national democracy, as follows: "The
democratic party bases Its claim to nationality upon
the fact that, whilst it recognizes the obligatory
charaoter of the compromises of the Constitution, it
denies to the Federal Government any right to Inter
fere with the question of slavery-that the act for
the organization of Nebraska and Kansas, was based
upon the principle of Congressional intervention;
and that it is upon this principle alone, that any par
ty can be national or that the Federal Union can be
perpetuated," and then quotes and endorses the res
olutions of the Baltimore platform, as the true posi
tion of the democracy in regard to the question of
slavery throughout the Union. Non-intervention is
the true doctrine, and all that the south desires, or
has any Just right to expect. We of the south be
lieve slavery to be a blessing both to the master and
his slave, but we do not expect the people of the
north to concur with us in this opinion, but we do
expect them to let us alone; yen, we have a right
to demand from our northern brethren entire free
dom from molestation in the enjoyment of our
rights of opinion and property In our slaves. The
northern democracy have met and unlted with us on
this ground, in every presidential contest for years.
Yen, they planted thImse.lve upon this issue in their
state elections, last fall, when they wvere overpower.
ed by the Abolitionists, free-solers and know no
things combined, after a contest of unsurpassed excite
ment and bitterness. The know nothings of the south
rejoiced and cried out glorious victory in every In
stance, pretending to believe, or actually did bellove
that the fusion of all parties against the, democracy,
was the true national party. How is it with them
now? Look at the convention recently assembled
at l'hiladelphia, rent assnnder by these same north
ern know nothings, withdrawing in a aody and lessu
ing a circular, based on the strongest abolition ground
declaring their unalte able determination to adhere
thereto. Your sympathy is more needed at home,
than for the Special Committee man. Although the
Union is not acknowledged as our leader, in all ca
ses, yet we are happy to have in our power to endorse,
the correcting of the article referred to, "as over
throwing with one dash of the pen, all the defences,'
that we " have lalored so long to build up." Tihe
editors of the American Patriot, have entirely mis
conceived the force and meaning of what the
Union's article intiedte',. and hence their miltakes.
They were ltd into this error. no dult by the Charlos
ton Mercury, the Ilichmmnd 'aamlnrr, rand the Wash
ington Sentinel's commenlt, extract, from which.
were published in the American Patriot of last week.
Let the Union's article lipak for itself.
TILE DEMOCRATIC POSITION ON TIlHE
The abstract question of slavery has been
the subject of earlnest and elaborate discu('sion
in the difflerent sections of tilhe confilderacy for
many years, but we alre iunable to discover arny
evidiencei of an advalnce townrdls an agreementl
betwixt the disputauits. Those who are oppo
sed to slavery )because they regalrd it as oan ihn
moral institution have not beeun convinced Iby
the reasoning of those who maintaiin that it vi
olates no moral obligation or Christian duty.
On the oilier llhand, the advocates of slavery
as a legal and moral institution have founld
nothing In the alrgumneuts of its oppolpents to
weaken their original opinions. As to wheth
er the institution is moral or ihrnoral, or wheth
er it is a social or political blessing or evil, the
question is as far front tettlement is it was
when the discussion conellnei:eetld. Perhaps it
would be more strictly accurate to say that the
only eflect of the discussion has been to strength
en the original convictions of the contesting
parties. Thle northern nlnut who wats educated
to regalrd slavery ies a great imioral and social
wrong, adheres to the opinion with which lie
has grown, and which is almost anr instinct of
his niatllre. 'rThe soutlhern manl who has b(eern
familiar with the rnstitution from Ihis child
hood, and has been taught from his earliest
recolletiont to regard It as entirely consisteint
with morality and the tOeuchings of the liA(h,
still chelrishtes the salmie senltimnents. We thlik
it lmay lie safely assumed thait un agreeroment of
opinion on the subjeet between northern and
southernl men is an inplossibility; and in looking
at the dalngers involved in tih qiiuestion, and in
seeking for the mulsni of avoiding tllioe dlalners
it is justfiable to act u.tn t 'ldsmpti that
all hope of ver elbeting such Is im
Ifwe are r t In aMsenmtijlt iNorth
and the South can never harnOthise e t ab
stract subjeet .f v.e., It follow thl'tere
can be nO macth al W atibnal 'lpti ex
cept upon the entire exclsion d the
subject from t$1$ . No math
ematical propg ' than that the
only bans of .sp 'V an agreement
amongst tha ,the sub
jects which to its
creed. They m fly 'tsus as ouill
ty creed, but teo- bi b i lFld$. dtbeir
organization they mSlhtwe commteaOntlments
and stand 'together~ i Om . L .
These truths will'c ''etd .l
they demonstrate the prop on p -
ty embracing members at the north silthe
south can be national or harmonlo.b-l ori
ganization, which does not exolue a, e -
tion of slavery from its ereed. If ter
men insist upon ingrafting up e t party
creed the doctrine that slavery is. q~ ,
political evil, they raise an iasmpev. barrier
against a harmonious association WthkbMlern
men. In like manner, If seather.n taw0el t
on making it a part of their prty sllttthat
slavery is morally and politically: l t y
thereby cut off northern men from p. as
soelation with them. The necessary . is,
that, without toleration of differenacet o'plt
lon, as to the abstract qgutlon of slavery, -
ties are necessarily s4t ,a., and cannotp i
bly he national.
The same disagreement between the two
sections as to slavery which exists now. ex
isted from the beginning of the *o at,
and, at that time, constituted one of the;.hf
obstacles to the formation of a constittltnal
union. It resulted in a compromise, whilc was
intended to be a permanent runl for avo.ding
future dissensions between the different seetrons
of the confederacy. The democratic party ba
ses its claim to nationality, upon the fact that
whilst it recognizes the validity and obliga ory
character of the compromises of the coPttlt
tion, it denies to the federal, government any
right to interfere with the qnestion of slavery
beyond the instances so specified In the consti
tutional compromises. The actiou of the 4.6p
ocrats in the adoption of the measures of 1850
was based upon the principle that Congress
could not rightfully intervene as to slavery, ex
Scept in the matters expressly enumerated in the
constitution. The act for the organization of
IIKansas and Nebraska was based upon the same
principle of congressional non-intervention; and
it is upon this principle alone that any party can
be national, or that the federal Union can be
perpetuated. As it may not be amiss at the
time to recur to the authentic position of the
democratic party on the subject of slavery, we
reproduce so much of the democratic platform
as embraces that portion. 'We quote from the
last Baltimore resolutions:
" 9. That Congress has no power under the
constitution to interfere with or control the do
mestic institutions of the several States, and
that such states are the sole and proper judges
of everything appertaining to their own affair,
not prohibited by the Constitution; that all ef
forts of the abolitionists or others made to In
duce Congress to interfere with questions of
slavery or to takeo incipient steps in relation
thre.to, are calculated to lead to .the most
u:larhiing and dangerous couseqtuences; and that
all such efforts have an inevitable tendency to
dinilnish the lhappiness of the people and en
danger the stability and permanency of the Un
ion, and ought not to be countenanced iy any
friend of our political institutions.
" Resolved, That the foreign proposition cov
ers, and was intended to embrace, the whole
subject of slavery agitation in Congress; and
therefore the democratic party of the Union,
stainding on this national platform, will ab lho
by and adhere to a faithful execution of the
acts knlown as the compromise measures settled
by the late Congress, 'the act for reeclaiming
fugitives from service or lalbor,' included; which
act, being designed to carry out an express pro
vision of the Constitution cannot with fidelity,
thereto be repealed or so changed as to destroy
or impair its eflicieucy.
"lResolved, That the Democratic party will
resist all attempts at renmwiug, in Congress or
out of it, the agitation of the slavery question,
under whatever shape or color the attempt may
Tue lioN. JoS Ie 'EKINS, Ja.--Thi geintleman ard
dressed the citizens of Blayou Sara on Wednesday
last, In a speech of three hours.
lie gave an account of his stowardshlp whlloe In
Congress, made at masterly and eloquent defence of
(General I'lerco and his administrative policy, and
closed with his views on the subject of know nothing
min. While he refused to denounce those who had
in evil hour espoused Its pornicious doctrlnes, he
satislied all who heard him, that be was heart and
sonl opposed to any such organization, and was its
inrrelnting and uncompromislug opponont.-Aduo
fllIThe Know Nothing orglnsn of New Jersey are
out against the platform adopted by the mdority of
tho National Council, at Philadolphia, and It will be
rejettod by the natlviets of thboetate, with contempt.
The organn of the know nothing party in Weesern
l'nuil h ,vanril n0le rpi. upon the nntllrrnr pitfrfleM