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THE FELICIANlA DE MORIt
BY G. W. REESE. THE CONSTITUTION.-8 ATE RIOETS. T 8-48a r *A fg .,
YOL. I. CLINTON, LA. SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 4, 1855. " NO. 1.
Tim " FELICIANA DEMOCRAT"' will be pub.
limbed every WDWNMsnAn An SArTUaDA, at TEREE
Dollars per annum, payable in advance. Two cop
ies will be furnished for FIVE DOLLARS.
AnvanTrzeasMrr Inserted at One Dollar per equare
(T W EL V lines or loes,) for the first Insortlon,
and ffty cents for each subsequent one.
The boo for announcing a candidate for oio.e will
be TEN Dollars, payable in advanoe.
CARDS, PROFESSIONAL, &c.
Jon MUV&,G CUnton.
JOHN & CHARLES McVEA,
Attornies at Law,
CLINTON & JACKSON. LA.
V. FERGUS KERNAN,
Attorney & oounsellor at Law,
PRACTICES In the Parishes of Hast and West
Feliolana. a 14
JAMES B. SMITH,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
WILL, attend business in East and West Felicianu
and S." Iel ena. a 14
JOHN M. ROBERTS,
Attorney at Law,
O ct: 'MCIN STO, Lr.
BOWMAN & DE LEE,
attornies and Counsellors at Law,
USINESS entrusted to their care will be prompt
Sly attended to.
asranezcee.-Messre. Oakey & Hlawkins; J. 13,
Byrne & Co.; New Orleans. a 14
HAYNES & ELLIS,
Attorniet and Counsellors at Law,
JAS. O. FUQUA. J. G. KILOCN'I0U
FUQUA & KILBOURN,
Attornies at Law,
PtACTICE In the courts of East and We~t Felic!
aua, and St. Helena. a 14
ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
TIIl underiguned, having entereud Into paLrtnership
In the practice of their profession, will attend to
all bIusinea entrusted to theta in the parish of East
And. to any business, entrusted to either, in the
adjacent Parilhies, they will attend separately.
Olll0 in Clinton, La. JAMEI II, blUSE,
a 14 D. C. IILAIDEE.
1). B. SAMFORD,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
W"III, attlend to any profes.i.nal li.Anecms entrust
ed to him in East and West Feliciana, East
Baton R.ouge, andl St. IHelena 'arlshes. jeo
Justioe of the Peace & Notary Publio,
U)f-c. on the North hidet of the Public Square.
Notary Publlo and Auotioneor.
WIILL attend promptly to all business entrusted
to his care.
Orric : North East corner of the Public Square.
DR. F. I. HARVEY,
(IONTINUES the practice of his profession, and
U respectfully tendershls se rvlces to the citizens
of Clinton and vlcinity. a 14
Dn. C. HI. PORTER,
DESPECTFULLY offers his profeKsional services
to the citizoens o Clinton, and its vicinity.
Iie can always be found, when not4rofoessonally
engaged, at the Drug Store of Wm. Sadler, on Brick
Row. a 14
E. L. IAYGOOUD,
P ROMI'T attention will be given to the sale of
Real Eetato and Pe'oronal 'roperty wilhin the
Pareish of East Felclala. Ofnice, in Clinton. a 14
T. O'CALL AGIIAN,
april 14 JACKSONJ , L.S .
OAKEY & HAWKINS,
Factors and General Commission Merchants,
No. 00 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 it
Cotton Factor & Commission Merohant,
No. 58 GRAVIErIt TREET,
R. U. DALET. E. E. A. TAI.I.ARIE.
E. M. DALEY & Co.
Commission & Forwarding Merchants,
AND WHIOLESALE DEALERS IN
67 Tchonpltoulas Street,
FINE WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY,
ALWAYS ON HAND, Il for
sale by the subscriber, a genoral
PINE GOLD AND SILVER
C , SPECTACLES, rc.
Ladies and Gentlenen's fine Breaq Pins,
t rings, Finger., rings, Studs,
Watch keys, Snaps,
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.
~S WATCI.e, CwOcss, AND JEWELRY, 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.
F.. I =IC SY €.. ,
CONTINUES to carry on the
WnsEr.WnronT business in all
of 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 workmankliko manner.
Repairing of all kinds done immediately.
His shop is immediately opposite the stables
of the Union Hotel. a 14
I ITAVE engaged a competent work _
man, and will pcrsonally see that all ,
wood work done by me is properly iron
ed. All orders for Blacksmith work will he
promptly attended to and faithfully executed.
B'c,:Gs, on hand and for sale.
je 0 RICHARD RIGBY.
COACH AND CARRIAGE MAKER,
., CLINTON, LA.
I STILL, oonidoe to build nil
_ kinds of I'lea~re Carriages, on
the most. apIproved plan, at thie old stand, on
the main ~trect, running cast from the Publie
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
1 am fully prepared to furnish at short notice,
METALLIC BURIAL CASES,
and Woo(e.) (Colrnvs, on such terms as will
insure me against any charge of extortion, from
S~i'Personal attention given on all Burial
a 28 It. ITOWM.fAN.
Carriages & Buggys made and ropaircd,
BY CHARLES P. JARRETT,
HIAVING superior facilities for
the prompt and faithful execution
of a strictly Carriage and .Buggy making and
repairing Buesine.s, I invite iublic attention to
my establishment. None but finished work
men are in Iny employ, and no inferior or old
fashioned work will he found on hand.
Arrangements have been made for receiving
the best material now in use, for coinpleting
every style of running gear, body, painting and
trinmning, 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 Bnggys,
always on hand.
All kinds of repairing done at the shortest
notice: to insure neatness and durability. All
work warranted, with proper usage.
8.-My 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 M:vETAI.IC Cor
vINs, for the Parish of East Feliciana. Any
iufi'ingement upon my right in the sale of these
c(ases will subject the violator to proscecution.
Samuel Decker, is my authorizcd agent, in
Jackson, for the sale of the same.
Wooden Coffins made to order, and every
attention given on Fumeral occasions. A fine
Hearse always in readiness.
may 5 C. P. JARRETT.
W. W. CHAPMAN & Co.
Importers and Dealers in Hardware,
CUTLERY, IRON, NAILS. CARTING(R,
Boots, Shoes, .alddhlery, Trunks, and Plantation
S U ' 1' LIES.
EAST SIDE P'UBIIe SQUIAII,-CI.INTON, LA.
i A VE a full and complete assortment of
.I every thing in their line. Their old custo
mers and the public ill general are requested
to call. april 8
SILVEI1 $1'0ONS, tea and L(taIe. .holt received by
jS e 9 NAUMAN k STRAUSS.
#Asas B. Cwr, AsD " mAeLxO."- d es B. Clay,
Eqsson of the late Henry Clay, having been charg
ed Prentice, of the Louisville :qarnal, with b~.
i "1b young gentleman who tore down the old
mansion of his Immortal father, ins4ad of leaving
it to be resorted to and gaszd on wil4i, motioon of]
reverential awe by the men of ftuni nerations,"
apd with having " sold the beams, rlft , poste, &c.,
his glorious father's old dwellln- oase, to be
shea reply, in which he says that instead of be
ing a young man, he is now forty yearesof age, and
that, the mansion at Ashland was purchased by him
after his father's death, in accordance with a desire
he (the father) expressed whlJo living. We quote
from hise reply, the following in relation to his father
and " Ashland:"
Knowing that the house would have to
be rebuilt, he often said when speaking of
it, "it will last my life time." When I
left Kentucky to reside near St. Louis, he
abandoned the hope of my purchasing It
with much regret, expressed in a letter now
in my possession. Hearing of his last ill
ness and probably approaching death, I
wrote to him-knowing that it would give
him more happiness than almost any earth
ly thing-that I would give up all my pros
pects in Missouri, and that he might die
satisfied that, if I could help it, Ashland
should not, in my lifetime at least, pass in
to the hands of strangers. After my fa
ther's death, my mother caused me to be in
formed that she would have the place sold,
with the view to my becoming the purcha
ser; that the whole place was in a ruinous
condition, but that it would make her hap
py in her lifetime to know that it was not
to go out of the family. I returned to
Kentucky and parchased it. Finding the
dwelling, like most others built fifty odd
years ago, in a dilapidated condition, I call
ed on a competent architect to ascertain
whether it was a safercsidence for my fam
ily; it was pronounced to be unsafe, and
moreover, that it would tumble down of it
self in a very few years. Under these cir
cumstances I determined to rebuild it in a
style suitable to my own taste, eThd not un
worthy of my father.
In refirence to the charge that he had been sell
ing the beams, ce., ho says :
1 consider the last charge made in the Jour
nal's editorial as by far the most grave, and
if it were true in the sense intended I should
feel myself unworthy to possess my father's
house, unworthy to be a Kentuckian, and
should be willing to fly to some remote cor
nor of the earth to hide my vile and dishon
ored head. I should, however, in that case
as I do now, protest against that license
which is not the liberty but the vile and
unmanly abuse of the liberty of the press,
which can allow an editor or editors to pros
titute the columns of a public journal to com
ments upon the conduct of private men
with respect to their private property.
'lhe charge, that I have sold one inch of
the old lumber of my father's house, with
a view to my private profit, is utterly and
unqualifiedly false. I have refused to sell
it when informed it was to be used for prof
it. Much of it has been stolen, and I have
bcen greatly annoyed by persons coming to
my place and carrying away whatever they
fancied, either from the old house or plants
and growing shrubs, without asking the per
mision of any one. At last it occured to
ime that I might put up some of the old lum
ber, which was useless to me, to a good and
worthy use; I dotermined to have some lit
tle articles made, as souveners of Ashland,
from the old roof tree; that I would cause
them to be placed with a friend in Lexing
ton, to he sold, with the understanding
with him that the proceeds, after iaying
the cost of construction, should be devoted
to some public charity. I accordingly eiim
ployed a cabinet maker, himself, as he said,
in these hard times, ahlmost an object of
charity, to make some boxes; about 140
have been made, and 100 canes, of which
some six or eight boxes only have hitherto
been sold; I have good hope, however, that
the residue will be, and at a profit which
may next winter gladden the hearts of some
few poor widows and orphans. Except
what have been sold of these boxes and
canes deposited with Mr. Jno. Wilson for
Isale, and for the piurpose stated, the man
who says I have sold one particlo of the
old timber of my father's house is a iar and
a villain, and I, before God, pronounce him
to be so.
J1°ThJ Marksvillo Villager .leakinlg
of the Democratii nominations made in that
parish say,,: Our ticket is a strong one, andi
will receive the support of all true Decmo
.-.An engllinc on the Vermont Railroad
exploded on the 20th inst, by which acci
delnt a number were killed, including the
"TiE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE."
The weekly newspaper, with thip titlq,
is published in New Orleans, at two da
lars per annum, by a committee of Mini.
ters of the Methodist 0pa.peopal Churdh
We have been in the habit, for some time
past, of perusing this able and popular pts
riodical. The editor, the Rev.EM. McTyo
Ire, is a native of South Carolina, and a
graduate of the University odfirg
shed lottsviif. C.al
encos usually taught at the University.-
His talents as a writer are developed in
the periodical of which he is the editor,
and we are happ to learn that of this pub.
lication no less than ten thousand copies
are circulated every week-a very large
number, one would suppose, but not at all
supprising to those who are aware of the
ability wiih which it is conducted, and of
the interesting and edifying nature of its
One would naturally expect that a paper
conducted in such a style and under such
auspices, would be superior to the narrow
prejudices and un-Christian antipathies
which disfigure many of the political and (so
called) religious journals of the country;
and the Advocate does repudiate Know-No
thingism in pointed terms, as follows:
"The proceedings of the Convention
lately assembled in Philadelphia, were
watched by us with interest. Ecclesiasti
cal matters were early introduced- An at
tempt was made, principally by Southern
men, to throw them out. But the "Catho
lie test" was affirmed, and finally reaffirmed.
" The Roman Catholic Church" is named
distinctly. "Resistance" to it is propoun
ded among the things credenda and the
things agenda. If we read correctly, eve
ry Catholic is proscribed. He may be an
American-native, good and patriotic; he
may stoutly and practically Any the pow-I
er of the Pope in civil mattW as an infer-'
ence from the ecclesiastical. Yet, for his
religion's sake, he is barred "advancement
to all politlcal stations-execntive, legislai
tire, 'judicial or diplomatic." This is a
test to which our religions principles and
rcpublican instincts, the spirit of our institu
tions and liberty of coinsciencc, as interpre
ted by the age, are all opposed. No party
holding it, however excllent be other prin
ciples held in combination, may expect to
pass before the conservative people of the
United States, especially of the South.
It cannot budge a step-it cannot stand,
with this milestone about its neck."
We derive great satisfaction fron the
fact that the "Southern Standard," a peri
odical lately established in this city in the
interests of the Roman Catholics, responds
to the article of the Christian Advocate in
a mild and brotherly tone, expressing a prop
or appreciation of the manly spirit of toler
atioin and forlearanceo which actuates the
editor of the last named paper. The con
cord and good feeling hero disclosed pre
vailing in the organs of the professors of
two modes of faith hitherto doemed hos
tile to one anotlher, should put to shame
the contrivers of the systematic prosecuition
which a certain political plarty nar waging
against a nuimerous class of religionists.
Alluding to the Christian Advocate, the
Standard says: "'T'his is a paper publish
ed by a committce of Methodist ministers,
and devoted to the interests of that denom
ination. We have seen several numbers,
and as yet read none of that abuse of Po
pery. in its columns," &c., &c.
We hail with pleasure this interchange
of friendship and kindness between Chris
tians who, whatever differences may exist
in their respective cr'eeds, are still and
should be brothers in affection and good
will.--. O0. Courier.
lIr.nts lr CiA AnAIN Know-Norrnitsmin.--IIow
do the following liberal and truly Anierleln ncill
Inentu, deliverod by Mr. Clay befole he Menalu of
the United S.tole, correspond with the plretint pro
nlript'ive and lltolerant action of the liona of thoHe
who iwer o o nlately holding hm llp before the world
ias moa e American Statnesman?
" The honest, pitient tdll industrious (Ger
man readily unity with our people, estab
lishes himnself upon some of our fat lands,
fills capacious Iiarnms, and enjoys in tran.
quility the abundant fruits whih his dili
igence gatihers around hin, always ready
to fly to the standard of his adopted coun
try, or its laws, whenl callat by the duties
of lpatriotism. The gay, the versatile, the
philosophical Frenchman, accommodating
hinself cheerfully- to all the vicissitudes of
life, incorporates himself without dilfliculty
in our society. But of all the foreigners,
none amalagamate themselves so quickly
with our peolle as the ntllive of the Emer
ald Isle. In some of the visions which
havo passed through my imagination, I1
have supposed that Ireland was originally
part and parctllor thi c A that,
y somno extraordinary co on of nature
it wa tor from rftin
across the n, it w the un
fortunate vicnit of Great Britain. The
same op... generous
iosptiIs ddt mealcu
iatininife' t man life, char
acterls q . cfpntries.
Ireland of AmMOi F . ' M I ve noloubt
that if rce
shores of Euro f.lnu o eing from
Europo ý fM9r 9a evey,.jr omi*
irish emigrant lore inds, tehear a-lc'omo
and a happy home."
....., .,,.,. / t_ .
Otrf GERMAN lil 6*.CZ1TIZEN .
The last number of tbhe OiosM ga Dem
ocrat (German paper) ipatisiiothKer chap
ter on know nothingim., ihorm. whi r we
make a few extracts. ; Rey.Jt ig 6bl1
jeetions against the German ir T'Y.ibh
exclusive military companies, the et . re
" If the Know Nothings wvilAo . baok
to Ute days of Washington, tl4 villpeec
that then already existled. in Pmrasiasta
two full regiments composed of Germans b1
birth, who even had the words of command
spokeon in German. Were they themAelkr
less liked by the' great WashiudgoD? '?
several occasions ho' spoke OIn high termi.
of admiration of their edndust Psallqat
ry, and whenever he met tie., lii. peke
some words in German to them, in oyrd to
show how he loved these 5ar gg --r
Conrad Bush, who died in Pompey not
long since, aged 102 years, was one ofthese
foreigners, who left the Heeessan, a and
joined the Americans and fought well' with
them for liberty. He was personally ac
quaiuted with Washington and, esteeaed
by him; but when he died, the &American pa
pers gave only a meagre notice of the death
of this revolutionary foreigner.
" Do the know nothlngs not know that at
the begninag of thersoloemoaps awUev.
Mr. Muel.loberg. ho a ta iAtbher.
an congregation in Virginia, eblleoted the
young men of his flock in a military com
pany, was elected their captain, and march.
od with them on a Sabbath to the church?
Heor he ascended the the pulpit in fall milk
itary uniform, took leave of his flock in Ge'.
man, and told them the time had eidnu that
every good citizen should flghtfor his coun
try with the sword and not with the Bible?
Did Rev. Captain Maohlenborg with his
German company over dishonor the Amer.
ioan flag? Has any German comply
ever dishonored the flag of their adopted
country? The know nothings boast of their
forefathers who fought in the revolutionary
war; we have also our forefathers whom we
can boast of. We have our Steuben, Do
Kalb, Muehlenborg, and others, but we
have no Benedict Arnold. Have the Get'
man military companies in any war shown
themselves unworthy of the confidence bes
towed upon them? Of course they d14id not
burn Ihbl lights in 1812; they did notpray,
like Corwin, that the Americans in Mexico
might find bloody graves; but they fought
well and did not turn traitors. If it had
not been for the Gorman and Irish eompa
nies the Mexican war would have ended in
a little different style. And yet the know
nothings want to have such gallant men ex.
cluded from the army and navy and the
right of citizenship. They set up a ficrds
howl when President Pierce appointed
Th'omas Grey a second lieutenant, because
this man, who had Ibught all the battles in1
Mexico and distinguished himself by his
gallantry and conduct, was by birth an
Irishman. Who made the revolutionary
troops a military body? Was itnota Ge"
man officer by the name of Steuben, who
left his (A.untry and his good salary and
joined an almost penniless army only for
the sake of liberty. It was by hsl foreigi
injluence that the army was saved fLom
"How contemptible these sneers and as.
sumptions of the Hindoos are I They boast
of the merits and virtues of their forefath.
ors, because they cannot show some of their
own. 'T'hey are like the bird which orna
mented itself with the feathers of other
birds that its own ugliness should not be
PlROMINENT WHIns OF GEORGIA OPPOSED
To K Now-NoTRINGISM.-ThO following prom,
incnt Wbigs of this State are understood
to bhe strongly opposed to Know-Nothlng.
ism: Hon. Robert Toombs, Hon. A: H.
Stephens, Hon. C. J, Jenkins, Hon. Wm.
Cumming, Hon. Linton Stephens, Hon. J.
rhomas, Major I. L. Harris, Rev. Wm.
Mosely, lDr. T. Jones. We have no doubt
there are others, whose position is not
known, We can add, every prominent
msan in Gprrgia is opporedr to the K. N.'.,