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1Y G. W. REESE. THE CONSTITUTION.-STATE RIGHTS. TERMS.-$3 PER YEAR.
VOL. I. CLINTON, LA. SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 18, 1855. NO. 19.
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CARDS, PROFESSIONAL, &c.
JouS McVEA,C(lintoi. CiHA. MCBrEA, Jackson.
JOHN & (CIIAlLES McVEA,
Attornies at Law,
CLINTON & JACKSON. LA.
W. FERGUS KEýIRNAlýN,
Attorney & counsellor at Law,
RACT[<E I il the I'arihâ*s ut ELsl and Wemt
JAMES 13. SMITH,
Attorney and Counnellor at Law,
Ilr . attni'd Ihuiness. in I.l.t Iand West Felicciat i
aMid .t. lielrina. n 14
JOUN M. IOBERTS,
Attorney at Law,
Orrice: Nalis STRIEET.
CI, STON, LA.
IOWMAN &- DE MEE,
tttoruies and Caunsellors at Law,
ri' itr .tI t, thoir care m i Il w Irompt
-t 1 h y lio% kiit- J. Bl,
ttornis aYNd Counsellors t Law,
Attornies and Counsellors at Law,
Attornies at Law,
A1'(I y i:ï COU NsiAli(> AT UI LAW%
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ut it. 11. M 1 1'î~
Attornoy and Couasellor at Iaw,
zt(tal 1%Wes LcA.
t.iii t:~i· ·Ii~ l 11·iiil V j':r ir i chtr î Et
Jnatice of tho Peace Ik Notary Public,
4 >ffleeni,i t liti turt, :·le ild t liP u>b,,lie tjîîr.
Notary Pubiio and AuctUonoer.
w ILL attend: pronipiily to al butihiewts entrumted~i
t,> L K ea.liri.
Orie:North Hamt eqrnvr ot h Pulic lul Sqjnw-i.
C i . le. II.,ItV EY,
ONTINULS the practice ot' hiie pr-otfreelon, amiit
re4pectl*llj tenIeQi4him services lo tlh citizens
of C' vicinity. a 14
Dri. C. H. PORTER,
R I:SI>ECTI.ULLY oillcrshls protl*?rF,,oiial mervicc&
to the eitlzoeuuu or Cluitun, aund ils viciuulty.
lie cluh iblway? l>c fouind, whnui iiot plrofesliuu>flIy
ri'gaged, ut t1ie Drug Store or wmu. Stdier, on Brii
Lor. rn 14
E. L. IIAYGOOD,
J ROMflPT attetionii will bIe gIven to the male of
Rca 1-4 atc t&iil IPermori1 J>iaroprty wlthlîi Lthe
P>aripil of Jid Feliciaiiia. (OIlCu, in CI Motis. a L1
T. O'C ALLA G1AN,
Ipril 14 JACKSON, LA.
OAKEY & IIAWKINS,
Factors and (General Conunlssion Merchlians,
No. 90 GRAVIER STREET,
B AG t ofler their mervicem to PlaniitCr anl MiAr
chants, and promise attention aiud proniptocsm to
&Il consignintnt i eutristed to tlhcir care. a Il
MICAJAII HIAR1.. S,
Cotton Faotor & Commission Merohant,
No. 58 GRAVIER STREET,
». M. DAL.EY. E. e. A. TaLLAnIE.
E. M. DALEY & Co.
Commission & Forwarding Merohants,
AND WHOLESALE DIEALERS IN
67 Tclioupitouila Street,
INE WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY
_. ALWAYS ON HAND, and for
sale by the subscriber, a general
FINE GOLD AND SILVER
SWA.CHES, SPECTACLES, &c.
Ladies and Gentlcmeni's fine Breast Pins,
Eur rings, Finger rings, Studs,
Watcl keys, Snaps,
Gold and silvcr Pencils, with or without pens,
Gold Lo(kets, Thimbles,
UGrnian silver Spectacles,
Togethcr witl a varicty of other fine goods,
warrantcd to by the articles for whicih hey are
Tle alove stock was selectcd in New York
and New Orlcans by thc subscriber, and is the
largest and most supirior ever offercd in thi
CALL AND EXAMINE.
ar'yW\Tr(nEH, CI.ocKi, .nI) JEELIIYt, repair
ed uail warramnted.
Ilis store is on Bric:k Row, one door nortl
of W. W. ( Mibapnain & Co.
n 14 WILLIAM SADLER.
I0M11?E MANUF.ACTR OF WVAGL
ONS, (AR11'I'S, &C. &r.
('>NT'I'JNUES to carry o01 the
r rViir .witi îîiir îusinînre,, li atil
of its viirioiri firnîeiifs.
Ir[ lias on lril1rîd a largeo ns.,ortilculit of sUpIC
rior weIl mewn<soed iriateraîll, andi ail orders for
work- will ibi exevhîtd mitî îlirouîirtlcse, ainid
la k il rroîkrrrrkljkj manner.
Il'-ii r iii n uf A Iniads (lotci imniurlidatcly.
i is shiî is iîrni iteditv oppîîosite tlie staibiles
of the Vr. i lotet. a 14
i g-l1-11 ' V -il IL onipe)( it %%')ork
i oiri (iiiio byill me r isoIIy I tlilît; aU
A'l Il ores *r BIfaîîk-rîîjtJ work 'wiU lîc
ot1' t. <iî<id fi) iti>11 faîtJîtifily exx iîetik .
RICHIARDI RIG 11V.
('()A< l A NID CARRIIAGE MIAKER,
1 STILI' I1 0 01itimiei to buiild all
Ille 1Im't planI 1uiit, the ohi Still and, on
Sii · a i· r~ ti rutiiiïg eust fron the Iublie
t*ý: Ilt' pat ronatge ani(ti alda't conli
il, *~ii,,LI. eitfre fto retailaid tti irettisl
t j iv ii Iiastrev, protnpt nes, fatir prives,
lui: t wu.~,Which ivili )le gîtarauteed to
I ati I%: yr tred fto furtisit uat shtort notice,
Si HIC TBURIAI CASES,
il ~V iîîir f *'t'Ft i luî stait-i Wfrlts lis %vil]
t '01'"r i: attfetn tion giveîn on titi Birtxial
Carriages & Buggys made and repaircd,
HIY (C ARLES P. JARRETT,
A. IIA VING siiuprior fciilities fo'r
thie proimpt, and faitihful cxenction
of a strictly Cuarri.g and Jum-,ggi mîîikii g oand
repairiiig ii,.iiiness, 1 invitie j u lic iittention to
miy estiollisliiii iit. Nouie lbut linislied work
iiien tire in miy emiploy, and tno inflerior or old
fashioned work will bli fuund oit liiihnd.
Arran geiiients have biien n ilde for receiving
tihe best mitteriail iow in iuse, for coiiil letiiit
every style of riiiiiiiii gear, lo1dy, plintiiin aind
triiiiiiiiin, whliii taste or wealth eau ciesire.
D)signs for Cirriliacs, uiiggys, Sulkys, &c.
on the latest Iand liost fashionable plinns can lie
Sic' tit Iimy shlop. Cill and sec tlihem.
Aitu ssourtiinent of Northiier niade Buggys,
alw;iys on iiand.
Ail kinds of repairini done ut the shortest
totice to insure neatness and durability. All
work warranted, with proper usage.
5ryMy ternis are cash, or approved city ac
FJSK'S METALLIC BURIAL CASES.
1 have procurcd the special and exclusive
right of sale, for FISK'S PArENT METALLIC Ci,
fi.s, for tli Parish of East Feliciana. Any
iifrinigemineit uponi mny riglit in the sale of these
iises will îubject the violator to prosecution.
aminuel Decker, is my authorizcd agent, in
Jackson, for the sale of thc sane.
Wooden Cofiins made to order, and every
ttenition given on Funeral occasions. A fine
Ilacrse always in readiliess.
iîmay 5 C. P. JARRETT.
WV. W. CHAI'MAN & Co.
Importers and Dealers in Hardware,
CUTLERY, IRON, NAILS. CASTINGS,
Boolt, Shocs, Suddlery, Trunks, and Plantation
SU 1 pL P IES.
EAST siFE PUBLIC SQU!AR,-CLINTON, LA.
[ AVE a fiill and completo assortinent of
v. ery thiing in their line. Their old custo
mers and the public in general are rcquested
to cill. iipril 8
,ý j-Lvj-,j IooNS, tea ai (1 ta ule, juut recul vTel hy
jo 9 INIAIIMk bq & TRAt7e
e i fltiinara jnatr~t.
iBi-This lotter from a Know Nothinu
Irishman, to his fricnd Pathrick, droppeé
out of the mail somowhere. and Pathricl
must read it for the first time in print.
KENTUCKY IN LOUISVILLE.
Dcar'Patlrick: I tako my pen in me han
to ex Misther Reed to write you the mity
goins on in this counthry, and to adviet
you to comne out to it bo all inanes. By tlic
blessings of God it is going to bc a gratc
place. There are a grate inany repalers
starting up in this place, liko the repalere
at home, oiily different, as the repalers here
would see the Popo at tio divil and don't
care a damn for tio mimory of O'Connell.
Every thing is quarer in tiis counthry than
in Iroland. Ilore 'tis tioe Protestants is tih
rcpalers, and tioe Merikins is the greatest
repalers of them all. In place of repalers,
sure, they call tliem natives and Know No
things. Its not ommydhiauns they mane by
Know Nothing at ail, at all. but mare like
divil-may-care boys. Do yo mind Barny
Carroll'H bill that just shut hIis cyos and
went over every thing in his way, without
axiug by your lave, or caring what tlic div
il.it was; well, s.ure that's like Know No
things ; anl 'tis beginning to be just for ail
telic world lika a pattiern or fair at hiome,
Swhen the 'lection cornes on liere,
I ani, of course, one of tihe natives, and
was made one iiitv like tie Orange lodge
at home, ata big meeting i tlih dark; tliey
tuk me in, asking ime a grate manys quare
questions, tliat bothered me intirely and
tould me I imust swear against the Pope.
Damn the l'ope, sis I, and uch hiillabaloos
and shaking Ihands whei n 1 sed that, you
iiver Hseei ; and faix tliey ail swore 1 was
ia bettiher native thian any of tihem; and now
(betuine uii, as a saicret, tliat Mistlier Rede
iwho writcs tiis, says lie will not rode this
part,) as Ikniow you aire a native like mec
self, il'ter tiisi tlie Lirtdtliay of King Wil
liam of gioriou's iiimiory is to be on thc
fourllt of July, as that is the day of native
depindenco liere, and the Orangemen and
natives can bute the Catholics togither thin,
I kno you would like thii., since tihy put a
i stotop cevery little divnrsion of the kind in
'i the ouild (countiry; uiit thisi is a lfre couii
i thlii. aind yoiu cin i ute aitlier thel Merikiiin
or' Irisli Papist till your liheart's contint, il
your a Know Nothinig, whiceh 1 know you
are. Ciim immnajeiitly, but dont marry Bid
dy McGrath fur a mian tliat lias a Catiholic
wife in tlis grate countliry is just nobody
and can nivcr be President, nor anytliiig
lise tliat's dactnt and desirable; and thii
is the only way tlice say to convart ail tlic
chiilder to Protestants and Know Nothiri.,
Whiin you land of tlice ship, if you want a
drink, faitih ou must jist hiold out tihe tail
Sof your coat with your right liand, and
wipe your moutli with the lift, putting your
toes a littlo apart like our old goatat homne
iwiiii lie wais fuir a bitt, an me word for it
somie dacent native will ax you to drink.
This is thie signi whin voiir dry, an suire tif
.a pleisent aisy one. 'I' h laider of tlie ioyî
Iire is a Misticer iMarshil, a fino hoy cntire
ly. Ile is oe of thie Mar:-shiills ofBallyslug
hli tould ime, and i lieas jist the raie sihill
laih look of tlihci, but a little jquare looking
lie is down on ail the fur'riiners tihat ar
not natives, but a vciry dacent iiiiin with tli
rite sort. Potatics and mate is higli, put
whisky is chape; and as it is iiade out of
tlie corn tihe maie is made ont of, sure iti
mate and drink. Wlien you write put a
little bit of a red picikshuir on thel back of
the letter, or tho divil a biit it will coine, as
l'm tould the lihed imau that carries tlie let
thers licre is a Catholic, and rno letttlicer
that has'nt a little pickshiisr of Saint Frank
lin on it, will go at all. i)rect to insenl
Mistiher O'Maghan, opposite to tho rer
pump in Kentucky street, contracter and
P. S. dont forget one or two nate black
sloes, as tliey'll bIe iimighty liandy at thie firsi
Sruction on the Papists, the ploor mane creac
tures who wont inak l a dacent shelaly litl
at ail, butjiist lite with a little wee thing
like dooar key they call a coult, that lias
powtlier in it, and some bits of lead. A
good black sloc would make a dozen sicl
P. S. take your first drinks here mity
wake, till yer fairly yerself, and thin I know
on can 1e trusted anywhere wid your stick
an God's blessing.
Wishing you daceney, as they say ihere
I arm your fostiher cousin
P. S. If yoiu have to lave Biddy bobini
tell tlihe crachur tis for tlihe good ol' iher sowl
as no Catholic in this counthiry is safe tha
has childer, whetiher man or baste.
li&-Awimiter froiii St. Petcirhurg says
tliat Riussia will give the United Statcs tCo
whole of Ruiissian A.iiiriva for the privilego
of bnyirg8 anlfitting ýt4 m5hiTr,.
From theo artford Tlium.
f the principle and power of the Know
Jothing Order of Ccnnecticut, Founded cn
the ./ctual Experience of Council. o. 147'
Locatcd in Lyme.
UNANIMOUs ACTION IN COUNCIL.
Whereas the State Council of Know
Nothings, at its recent session in Norwich,
in the grosseet violation of its constitution
and laws, by which it professes to be gov.
crned, and contrary to every decision foun
ded upon evidonce and justice, did revoke
lie charter of this Council on the repre.
sentation of the presidents of two other
councils in this town-Nos. 105 and 108;
hlit. a majority of its members voted at the
spring election in accordanco with the dic
ates of ticir own conscicnccs, without fear
or favor of any man: Therefore,
Resolved, That we can regard tlie action
of the State council, in thus revoking our
charter without even notifying us of sucli
ntention, in no other liglit than thatof a
Iame and t'rannical usurpation of power,
oppressivo alike to us and every subordi
iate council in tie State.
Resolvrd, That tic action ias fully open
cd our eves to the nianifeAt determination
of the ordcr to crush out both freodom of
speech and action on the part of its mon:
bers; to utterly disregard its assurance and
ohligations, profcssedly made in good faith,
whiencver it shall best suit its secret, dark
and unhallowed purposes; and henceforth
to regard no otier law than that of passion
ate impulso and arjitrary proscription,
whiicih lias ever ben the last resort of those
powers only that have attemiptcd to shield
the most gigantic wrongs under tlio danger
ous plea of ncccssity and absolite authority.
Resolved, That in our opinion, the timne
ias arrivced lor thc alarm to be sounded in
the eurs of tlie lpeople of Connecticiit, anil
to informi tihem of the existence of a secret
order in their inidst, whici is striking a
Iblow in tlic dark against our institutions
of civil and religious liberty, and which,
if suffered to go on, will soon destroy all
we niost prizo most dear in religion, poli
tics and morals.
Resolvcd, That we feel we slould prove
false to our obligations to otir God anid our
coniitry, if we were to keep silcnt at siucl a
lime as thiis, and tihat we hereby set forth
to the people, tih followinig exposition of
thi order, and the objections which arise in
our mninds to the principle of its organiza
tion and action.
On our admission to this ordor we had
given to us the solemn pledge and assu
rance that no obligations would bc impno
sed tpon us which would conflict with those
we liad already takeu, nnd owed to God,
our country, und our families. For the soli
reason tiat wo acted as we wero bounld to
do uiider thi constitution of the State, and
tliat we onestly coinmplied with ouii sacred
obligiitions is elector.', we were ejected
froii tlie order, aiintlicmiiiizecd las nworthy
of respect, undeserving of any trust or con
lidlence in any business trianiactions,and is
deserving, oily tiho scorii and reproach of
ail good inci. We were suiljccted to lihe
niost fearfiil iiinunciations becauise we would
not surreiidcer np to thli. milo.4t ac'linrsed of
ail ihdesoti.moiiru, oii freedoni of citizcnshilp,
and degrade ourselvcs down to tic ignio
niinious servitude of wearing a mastiltf'
In vicw of all sucl things, wliat hionest
nian would contend that any obligationii
which might bo iiiposcd by tie order arc
in th leIast hinding or entitled to a mn.
inmet's respect? WIio would not rather go
one step fiiither, and say that man is guilty
of pejiiury in the highest degroo who would
act wilh the order against Iiis own solemn
We believe if tIh parent for sucl acause
disowns the offlipring, the obligation to
keop secrets of sucli a parent is forevcr ah
solved and lie light of day shiould ho per
initted to pcenetrate into the dark rccesses
of this institution, sO worthlaes, and at thic
saine tiiiie so dangerous and destructive to
the geniusof American institutions. It is
arrayed in warfare against the wholo ma
chinery of a republican governinent.
It lias enticed the people from their homes
in the still hours of darkness, and at its nu
nierous places of meeting bound theni to its
fouil and fearfil purposcs by administering
the inost horrid oaths, with one hand res
ting on the Bible, and the other raised to
ward licaven to yield themselves anreserved
ly to tlie control of this secret power, and
even to dony to theirfainilies and the world
that they liold connexion with the order.
No poierson is permitted to liold an opinion
which li as not the sanction of the self-con
stitutcd mouth pieces of the party. Witl
in this temple of superstition Sir Oracle
roigns supreme. Tho devotee who wor.
ships at its shrine is completely unmanned,
lH no longer f ýls, or acts his former eelf
In secret lie steals away like a con.pirato
to the plaee where tel most inveterte hA&
tred il engendered against the descendants
and countrymen of those brave men whou
heroic valor aesisted in achieving the liber.
ties which we now erjoy. In the mme
manner, andoften at the hour midnight, ho
gropes hii way back to his family agqin to
repeat the hundred-timnotold lie of no con
noction with this order. So mqchfalsehood
in the family cirole, where tie utmoet confi
dence, truthfulntes, and harmony should ex
ist, has a direct tendency to produce supi
ion and mnistrust on tli part of wives and
mothers towards their husbands and.sons;
eionce wo find in every town where a coun
cil cxists the femiale portion of the commu
nity arc speaking out boldly their moral
indignation against an order whose influ
ence is so nianifestly baneful upon ail who
are counnctcdwith it whether nearly or re
IIo who doos not hero bolold the sure
workings of dmrnoralization and ruin mut
indeed 1,r a poor moralist.
But ail thcse are ovils of small magni
tude and cousidcration when compared
witlihomui other gigantic wrongs witli wliich
it labors to curso our land. The scatter
ing of a fcw pieces of rcd paper of a pecul
iar shapo obliges every "brother" to arm
himself witl bowie knifo and revolver or
other dcadly weapons, and follow the bock
of thlir leader oven to the shedding of
blood. The Cincinnati, Louisvillo, St.
Louis, and othierfearful and Bloody Know
Nothing riots, arc but tli legitimate work
ings of the ordur, and but the beginning of
suiic scenes na wer cenacted on the soil of
France undihr red republican rule.
Tliose who control and manage the affairs
of this corrupt concern arc in it for tho
spoils of oflice; and no means. however
despcrate, arc lett untried te compass this
Tlho order is engaged in a crusade against
religion; it revives the old spirit of perse
cution for opinion's sake, and of course
rallies around its standard thousands who
arci always found more willing t figlht
against Catholicism tlan to practice tleir
own profession. Odlous religtous tests
wlicli have been successfilly reuaoned down
and rieiiioved fron tlie statute of ouur State
are spccdily dragged lfron their loathsome
tonb iind quickiced into life. No Cath
olic is to be tolcrated, 1io inatter low sin
ccrely lie may revere his Maker; lie is to
hold no office in thle gilt of the people, have
ino part in the governmient nor interest in
any of its concerns, while thc atheist, deist,
debauchic, infidel, Mormon, or Buddhist,
is recognised as a good and woirthy brother.
They havu fiearfiil iaipircehciioiis thiat tho
Catliolic Clihrch will soon overruii and pos
sews tho country, to the ruin alike of re
iniblicanismi and religion; and. all this, too
wlien that chiirchl is in the iiost rapid do
cline in the old country, and wliilo it in on
Iy coniiiiiiiin it il fold a moicty of those
wlio ricahi our lihores strong in tlheir attaci
iient to its causei. 'These apprehensions,
ilie, ariei cntirly unfoundcd in fact and op
piosie to cniiiiiiion sncins. It in only a trick
of crafty lpolitical maniiagrs to bring to
thieir aiil thi religious elementof their coun
try, while it is gcenerating disseinsions, sec
tarian aUnimosities, and the rankest intoler
4listory and experience alike teacli that
no people woreever persecuited for opinion's
sake witlout coriing ont in thi end vastly
inicrci.ed in niiiiiriaiil sirenglli and public
l'avor. It is a sayiing, both old and true
in ail agesa, "tlhe blood of' thl martyr is the
seed ol' tli cliiiuc." No forin of religion
lias been putdown by pcrsecution of its pro
Thlis order swears its niembcr nover to
vote for a loreign born citizen to lill any
office in thegift of tce pcople. Thus birth
platc, ratlhor thitn virtie and intelligence,
IH inade a qualification for places ot trust
and respoisiibility I What an absurdity is
ihrol Thlie Know Notling principles and
practico would elcvato a Benedict Arnold
to tie presideticy, and at the saine time
proscribe suclh iien as Lafiyette, Hamil
ton, Montgoniery, Gates, Steuben, De-Kalb,
Moultrie, St. Clair, Morris, and a host of
noble and gallant inen who freely spont
their treasures and shed their blood in our
glorious strugigle for liberty. And are the
people of Connecticut prepared to adopt
such principles as tlhse--principles which
are at war with the machinery of the Amer
ican government? We have to much con
fidence in their intelligence and honor to
believe thoy will long submit to this great
wrong. Wo focl confident that there are
at this time tlousands in the order who are
similarly situated to ourselves, and who al
ready sec that its influence is for evil, and
only evil, upon every interestof our couutry.
We know of inany in other parts of the
State who feel with us in this matter, and