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T HE' FELICINA DEMOCRAT.
BY G. W. REESE. THE CONSTITUJTON.--STATE RIGHTS. TERMS.-$8 PER TYEAR
VOL. I. CLINTON, LA. SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 13, 1855. NO. 26.
tea "IBLICIAMA DEMOCRAT" will be pub.
Illbed every W.tnYsDAT An! BDATURDAY, at TIIREE
Dollars per annum, payable in advance. Two cop
les will be frnshed for FIVE DOLLARS.
ADvTirram.Mra Inserted at One Dollar per esqare
(T WEL VE lines or loss,) for the first insertion,
and fifty ensats for each subsequent one.
The Fee for announcing a oandidate for offce will
be TIN Dollars, payable in advance.
CARDS, PROFESSIONAL, &c.
3osy McVnA,Clinton. Ctis. McVsA, Jackso.'.
JOHN & CHARLES McVEA,
Attornies at Law,
CLINTON & JACKSON. LA.
W. FERGUS KERNAN,
Attorney & oounsellor at Law,
IPBACTICES in the Parlshes of East and West
I ailelsan. a 14
JAM., B. SMITH,
Attorney and 6ansellorat Law,
WILL attend business In East and West Felliana
and St. lHelena. a 14
JOHN M. ROBERTS,
Attorney at Law,
Orrc: MAiNr STEiT.
BOWMAN & DE LEE,
&ttornies and Counsellors at Law,
BUSINESS entrusted to their care will be prompt
ly7 attended to.
larsmnxcus.-Measrs. Oakey & IIawkins; J. B,
Iyras & Co.: New Orleans. a 14
HAYNES & ELLIS,
Attornies and Counsellors at Law,
JAB. 0. FLUQuA. J1. 1;. K12.11'HRN
FUQUA k KILBOURN,
Attornies at Law,
CLI NTON, LA. .
p XA(;T!('r ira tha' rourts or Ea.'& art West Fruliri
u s, atilt t. ii rime, a 14
AT1TOI1NE V &L COIYNS1:I,fOt A'LAW,
T1 IlE und reigned. hllini I enrt.-r'i into pfirt;Irrrhiiip
I in the practiceo ntlh'ir prlnrr-ii, will Mttond I
all bjirineei CUirtlil lt LI) Liu.IIi tl 11)larislh o Io*r t
Ard. to an? hulnoee, r ritrItrl to eiltir, In thi'
adjacent I'Par' h, tluey will MtrunI %paratelv.
fIo.* In Clinton, La. JA. lS II. 'SF
a 14 I). C. II AIIIEE.
D. B. SAMFORD).
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
W ILL attend to any professionalbuslness entrust
ed to him in East and W.sit Feliciana, East
astol Iiorg.. and St. Ildena 'Parishes. jel
Jutioe of the Peace & Notary Publicl
Ome* on the North side of the Public Square.
Notary Publio and Auotioneer.
WILL attend promptly to all business entrusted
to his care.
Orlce: North East corner of the Public Sqnare.
DR. F. R. HARVEY,
CONTINUES the practice of his profession, and
respectfully tenders his services to the cltiscns
of Clinton and vicinity, a 14.
Da. C. H. PQRTER,
RBSPECTFULLY offers his professional services
l6 to the citiens of Clinton, and its vicinity.
lIe can always be found, when not professionally
'tgaged, at the Drug Store of Wm. Sadler, on Brick
R. ' 14
E. L. HAYGOOD,
PROMPT attention will be given to the sale of
SReal Estate and Personal Property within the
arish of East Feliciana. Once, inClhnton. a 14
april 14 JACKSON, LA.
OAKEY & HAWKINS,
Factors and General Commission Merchants,
3o. 90 GRAVIER STREET,
13 I.o offer their services to Planters and Mer
he ats, and promise attention and promptness to
Wi censignments entrusted to their care. a 14
Cttton Factor & Commission Merchant,
No. 58 GRAVIER STREET,
. DAL5T. E. E. A. TALIARIe.
E. M. DALEY & Co.
Camtission & Forwarding Merchants,
AND WIHOL,ESAL.E DEALEtR IN
67 Tchoupitonlas Street,
J. G. DBARMOND.
Seuoessor to BAR~I & DeMALOND.
TTAS on hand, Bacon, Flour, Lard, Hams,
11 do. sugar cared, Corn Beef, Molasses,
Mess Pork. Soap, Cutlery,
Salt,. Tobacco, Woodware,
Axes, Cigar, Crockery,
do handles, Gunpowder, Glassware,
Cow peas, Shot, Tinware,
Oils, Pickles, Brooms,
Yeast powders,Spices, Hoes,
Coffee, Starch, Spades, shovels
Teas, Sal soda, Trace chains,
Sugar, brown Nails, Porter, London
do crushed Well rope, Vinegar,
Rice, do buckets. Wines, ass'd,
Candles, Wash boards, Prolts, presv'd.
Lime & cement Castings,
Domestics, calicoes. blankets, linseys, hay and
iBAGGING, ROPE, AND TWINE.
LJkiids, assorted; and many other artlles.
In fact, a general assortment of such articlos,
as are usually found in such houses, to which
attention is particularly invited,
Terms being strictly cash, prices will be pro
portlonately low. Additional fresh supplies
will he received weekly. jy 7
Saddle, Bridle, and Harness Manufaotory
North side of the public Square.
UOULD respectfully inform his patrons and
the public in general, that he has Just re
ceived a large and well selected assortment of
LEATHER, HARDWARE, &c.
suitable for the manufacture of any and every
article that may be wanted or called for in his
line of business: viz.
SADDLES, BRIDLES,' HARNESS, &c.
Hits stock of Leather has been selected with
great care, and is of the best quality.
ThIe Saddlery Hardware is direct from New
York, ilald is of the latest style and pattern.
With competent and experienced workmen
to nlanfacture this material, he hopes to give
perfect satisfaction, and will warrant all work,
both as to quality and exccution.
Jt0- CALL AND EXAMINE. -f
N. 13. All open accounts must be settled
on the 1st of November. Je 9
-AC1I AND CARRIAGE MAKER,
I STILL oontinue to build all
kinds of Pleasure Carriages, on
the most ,approved plan, at the old stand, on
the main street, running east from the Public
'ThIilkful for the patronage and public conl
dence extended. I desire to retain and increase
the srame, 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 Woo1,E. Cor.n.s, on such terms as will
insure inc against any charge of extortion, from
D®-Personal attention given on all Burial
a 28 R. BOWMAN.
Carriages & Buggys made and repaired,
BY CHARLES P. JARRET'I,
HAVING superior facilities for
the prompt and faithful execution
of a strictly Carriage and Buggy making and
repairing Business, I invite public 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, Bug#ys, Sulkys, &c.
on the latest and most fashionable plnns can be
seen at my shop. Call and see them.
An assortment of Northern made Buggys,
always on hand.
All kinds of repairing done at the shortest
notice to insure neatness and durability. All
work warranted, with proper usage.
ais-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 METALLIC CO,
FINs, for the Parish of East Feliclana. 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 Coffns made to order, and every
tatention given on Funeral occasions. A fine
Hearse always in readiness.
He can be found after night at the hotel of
EVANs WHITr. s 22.
may 5 C. P. JARRETT.
FURNITURE ! FURNITURE II
TIlE undersigned has opened in the
Town of Clinton, a lrrgeassort.
ucent of Arniture, conslsting of
Bureaus, Bedsteads, Chairs, Sofas,
Armoires, Lounges, Cribs,
and almost every other article of Furniture, suits
ble for the market, which he will sell low, for cash.
HIs store Is on the south side of the public square.
aug 11 II. l. GAY, Agent for M. hARams.
70 LUS. lue Mass, for sale by p
I. N. LEMON.
BTY VIRTUE of a Proeclamation from P. O.
-U Hebert, Governor of.the State of Louis
inana, addressed to the Sherifof the Parish of
East Felierna, dated Batoh Rouge, July 26,
1855, ordering ln Election t the hereinafter
named omecrs, I, in accordance therewith, is
sue this, ui proclamation that an election
will be held, at the seveod precincts, in the
parish of East Feliciana, State of Louisiana,
on Monday, November 6, A. D. 1865, for the
following named offcers:
A Representative to Congress from the
Third Congressional District, Governor, Lieu
tenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attor.
ney General, State Treasurer, Auditor of Pub.
lie Accounts, Superintendent of Public Educa
tion, two Representatives to the State Legis
lature District Attorney for the Seventh Ju
dilcial District, Clerk of the District Court,
Sheriff, Coroner,'Assessor, and, In each ward,
the number of Justices of the Peace, to which
the, are by law entitled; one Constable for
Also: a Poll will be open at each election
precinct, for the purpose of receiving the votes
of the qualified voters, for, or against, the re
moval of the seat of government, from the
town of Baton Rouge to the city of New Or
leans. Every qualified voter, voting for, or
against the removal, shall have written, or
printed, on his ballot, the words, for remoral,
in he be in favor of such' removal, and the
words, against resowdml, if he be opposed there
to. The Commissioners of Election, for the
several precincts, will hold said Election, and
make due returns, thereof, according to law.
THOS. L. McGHEE,
sept. 96, Coroner and Ex-Offcelo Sheriff.
The state of Louisiana, Parish of East Fellana,
seventh District Court, No. 2981.
J. W. Boatner, vs. H. R. Harrell.
DY VIRTUE of a writ of f h, to me directed, by
the honorable court aforesaid, in the above enti
tied suit, I have seised and will offer for sale at the
door of the court bouse in syid parish. on the
IS8T SAFURDA FOP DVRMBB.ER, 1855.
between the hours of 11 o'clook A. M. and 4 o'clook
P. M.. all the right. title, Interest, and claim of
the defendant II. R. Harrell, in and to the follow
lng described property to-wit:
A certain tract of land situated, lying, and
being, in the paesh dorse l on the waters
of Pretty Cree. sob~bfg 1300 aeres more
or less with all the improvements thereon,
hounded on the north by lands of of Mrs.
Dunn and Eli White, on the south by lands of
Carandry Harrell, and Townsend, on the east
by Seymour Taylor, and on the west by lands
of Mrs. Gray.
h-m as f Sal--Cash, with the hbenefit of appraise
meat. THOS. L. MoGIIEE,
sept. 29. 1856. Coroner and Ex-Omolo Sheriff.
The State of Louisiana, Parish of East Fellolan.,
Seventh District Court, No. 926,
Sarah S. Gayle, vs. Caleb O. Gayle.
"BY VIRTUE of a writ of f. fa. to me directed
D from the Honorable court aforesaid, in the above
entitled suit, I have seised on and will offer for sale,
at the door of the court house in said parish. on the
FIRST SATURDA Y OF NOVEMBER, 1855,
between the hours of 10 o'clock, A, M. and 4 o'cloek,
r x.. all the right, title, Interest, and claim of the
defendant. Caleb O. Gayle, in and to the following
named and described property, to wit.
A certain negro woman named "VIOLET."
of black complexion, about 27 years of age,
and her four children, "Militta," about 9
years old; " Martin" 7 years; "Adaline" 5
years, and "James," 8 years.
Trms of Bale.-.Cash, with the benefit of appraise
ment. THOS. L. MoGHEE.
sept 209, 1856 Coroner and es-omelo sheriff.
THE STATE OF LOUISIANA, Seventh Judicial
PrAalse o0 CAST rI.ICIaNA. District Court.
In the matter of the succession of Albert Wilson,
deceased. No. 2569.
NTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that H. II. Haynes,
.. has applied to this Court for letters of admin
Istration onl the aforesaid succession, which will
be granted in ten days after the publication of this
notice unless legal opposition he filed thereto.
oct. 6, 1855. 8. E. HUNTER, D'y Clerk.
TEHE STATE OF LOUISIANA, Soventbh Juliliail
PARIas or EAST FB1.CIArANA District Court.
In the matter of the estate of Enoch Vanosdale, do.
ceased. No. 2280.
NTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that John T. Heath
has applied to this court for letters of admini-.
tratidn on the aforesaid estate, which will he
granted in ten days after this publication, unless
legal opposition be made thereto.
oct. 6, 1855. S. E. HUNTER, D'y Clerk.
TIHE STATE OF LOUISIANA, Seventh Judicial
PlaSlu OF EArT FCLICIANA. )District Court.
In the matter of the succession of .Mary Kelly, do
ceased. No. 2870.
NOTICE IB HEREBY GIVEN, that Alfred Hlla.
ard has applied to this court for letters of ad.
ministration on the aforesaid succession, whi:h will
be granted in ten days after the publication of this
notice, unless legal opposition be made thereto.
oct 6, 1855 S. E. HUNTER, D'y Clerk.
TIIE STATE OF LOUISIANA, ( Seventh District
PARISH OF EAST FLIOCIANA. ( Court, No. 1788.
In the matter of the succession of R. L. Bell, dee'dl
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Jane E. Bel.
has filed an account of her administration of the
aforesaid succession which will be homologated In
thirty days after the publication of this notice un
loss legal oppositin be filed thereto.
sept. 8, 1855. 8. E. HUNTER. D'y Clerk.
64 LBS. Gum Camphor, for sale by
I. N. LEMON.
S(HERMAN'S PATENT TRUSSES, and rupture
03 remedy, shoulder braces, lace and elastic abdom.
inalsnpporters, body braces, &e., for sale by
a38 LAN;WORTHY & TrLD)ON.
6 DOZ. Lime Juice, best quality, for sale by
5 L.I. N. LEMiON.
2}K GALS. Paregoric, for sale by
..,* I . LEMON.
cti dw ana pmu% ,
Such is the appellation which bigoted,3n
tolerant and upstart know nothingsm
the hardihood, effrontery, and shame
audacity to bestow upon all trusted, faitl
ftl. and trustworthy members of the groat
Democratic party. So they are styled whose
only offence is that they stand unmoved and
unterrified in their loyalty to those princi
ples which, in their practical application,
under Democratic rule, have made that
country all that it is. So they are called,
who hold to the' faith and treasure the me
mories of the great apostles of American
republicanism--Jefferson, Franklin, Madi
son, Jackson, and Polk. The democratic
party is the anti-American party, though it
added an empire to the confederacy in 1803,
triumphantly vindicated the national hon
or in 1812, brought Texas into it in 1845,
terminated a just and constitutional war by
extending the boundaries of the Union to
the golden shores of the pacific. Lewis
Cass is an anti-American, though his fa
mous protest against the Quintuple treaty
saved the American flag from insult, dis
grace, and degradation, on the common
highway of nations. William L. Marcy i
an anti-American, though he it was into
whose hands fell the first flag taken front
the enemy, in our second great struggle
against foreign aggression. Jofferson Da
vis is an anti-American, though under his
lead, and cheered on by his voice, the Mis
sissippi rifles charged at Monterey, and
rolled back the tide of victory at Buena
Vista. John A. Quitman isan anti-Amer
clan, though hip sword pointed the way to
the heights of Chapultepec, and his hand
first of all unfurled the American flag from
the hallsof the Montezumas. James Shields
is anti-Americn, though his blood flowed
like water, to attest his devotion to the
honor and glory of his adopted country.
Butler, Pillow, Lane, Bragg-these and
many more, to whose patriotism many a
battle field bore witness-all these are an
On the other hand, they whose fathers,
forty and odd years ago, concocted treason
at Hartford, and burned blue lights on the
coast of New England-they who denoun
ced the war against Mexico, as unprovoked
unholy, unjust, and unconstitutional-yes,
they who applauded the expression of the
hope, by one of their representatives in the
Senate of the United States, that the ene
my might welcome our brave soldiers with
"bloody hands and hospitable graves,"-
they who look upon the Constitution our
fathers made, as a compact with hell--they
who are laboring with untiring zeal to stir
up strife between the different sections of
the Union, and to rend its bonds asunder
-they who bond toether in the dark to
violate the rights of conscience--they who
take armed possession of the ballot-box,
and, at the dictation of a hireling press,
slaughter their fellow citizens in cold blood
without respect to sAx or age-they alone
are the men in whose hearts are developed
a prolbundly intense American feeling, and
to whose Argus-eyed vigilance should there
fore be confided the protection of Ameri
can liberty. John P. Hale, who takes his
seat in the Senate of the United States as
the very incarnation of northern fanaticism,
is an American-but not so is Franklin
Pierce, who stands pledged to defend the
constitutional rights of the south in all their
integrity, from all assaults to come, under
what pretext, or from what quarter they
may. Houston, of Texas,,and Bell, of Ten
nessee, whose votes stand recorded against
the repeal of the Missouri compromise, are
Americans, but not so are Toucey of Con
necticut, Brodhecad of Pennsylvania, Bright
of Indiana, and Douglas, of Illinois. to
whose enlarged patriotism we owe it, that
southern institutions are no longer under
the ban of Congressional legislation, in
manifest violation of the spirit and letter
of the constitution.
The three thousand Protestant clergy
men of New England, who, in the name of
Almighty God, and in his presence, protest
ed against the Kansas and Nebraska bill,
as a breach of tboe public faith, and viola
tion of a national compact, are Americans,
-but not so are the Romish Catholic
priests in that section of the country, who
unanimously refused to append their names
to the infamous remonstrance--to which
refusal is undoubtedly to be attributed the
crusade which the know nothings and oth
er northern fanatics have since been preach
ing against the Catholic religion, and in
which even southern men have been insane
enough to join.
What say you, people of Louisiana, to
all tlhis strange misapplication of terms, and
monstrous perversion of ideas? Democrats
are .4liNes e*d Trqitor,- Know Nothings
are Amer cun and Patrioh. Wbllh daaf
we wander at most, the foulness of the., al,
urmy, or the absurdity of the pretensl at
PRESIPENT PIERCE AT HARRIS.
Among the invited guests at the pepi
grioultural Fair at wrrIsbugw-as .
,eroe. .e was cordially weoed by
Governor Pollock, in.the name of the state,
and by an immense number of people.
While on the fair ground, he made a short
speech,.whioh is thus reported.
"The Bresident thanked the soeiety lt
the courtesy which they had shown him,
and expressing his highest grt.eation at
the pleasure of meeting, on an occasion,
like the prebnta his fellow citizens of the
State of Penn vania. The visit had been
to him one of unmixed pleasure. From
the time he left the halls of his abode at
the seat of Government--the hibase hich
belonged to the people, and by whose per.
mission he occupied it-from that moment
until his eyes greeted the silvery waters
of the Susquehannik, gliding so maestically
past its green follaged shores, and even on
till the present hour, not one accident had
happened to mar the pleasure of his visit.
It was a remarkable fact, he said, that
in this country where there were no laws
imposing restraint upon labor, "the people
had the fewest holidays of any natio on
the globe. Such holiday gatherings and
festivities as these were productiveof much
that was good and commendable. He wish
ed, for his part, that we could have more
of them. Look at the moral aspect of such
a gathering. Those then before him had
not come before him to villiEy orpreerihbe.
to foster prejudices, or engender antipa.
thies. Passions and prejudice were left
behind, and just judgoment, charitable dis.
crimination, friendly sentiments and gener.
ous emotion ruled the hour. Would that
his fellow citizens of this and every por
tion of the country had more of such gath
erings. They would do more to banish
and obliterate local and sectional prejudit
ces, and cement the bonds of poyle4a and
social union, than any other instrumentalil
ty that could be devised.
Particularly were such gatherings im
portant to the agricultural and farming in-,
torests. The merchant, and all those oen
gaged in the various marts of commerce,
had their hours of 'change and friendly
converse, which they felt to be indispensa.
blo to their mutual prosperity. And why
should not the agriculturists-those engag
ed in the development of the products of
the soil, oftener come together for mutual
consultation-to hear and see what plans
and appliances have been projected, and
what success had crowned the efforts of
each. Already such gatherings among the
farmers had given an impule to enterprise
and inventive ingenuity, resulting in a va
riety of appliances and implements in t ag
ricultural pursuits, that had challenged the
admiration of the world, and put forth,
had received at the two groeat Industrial
,Exhiitions of Eur'ope the highest enconmi
umiand rewards. It was true that in ma
nv of the departmonts of the great science
of' agriculture we were rather behind the
principal nations of the Old World; but
we were on the march of improvement;
and, with our youthful energies, must soon
outstrip the Old World in this and other
industrial pursuits. The agriculturists,
with the modesty and obtrusiveness which
have ever characterized them, wero too
much inclined to urndervalue the importance,
of their calling. But he would remind
them that they were the foundation of the
nation's power, wealth, and greatness.
What would become of the busy loom
what would become of our merchants and
tradesmnen--our fleets and ships, that whi.
ten overy sea, if agriculture flourished not?
Lot but the crops in this broad land fall
but a single Xear-which dire calamity
might a mnercif il leaven avert I-and how
would the stillness of death creep into our
workshops and factories-our proud ships
rot and decay in our docks; and common
ruin wither all our hopes!
The distinguished speaker then eloquent.
ly alluded to the past history of Pennsyl.
vania, and her present position. Pennsyl.
vania, th c gh not geographically so, was
nevertheless the political and social centre
of the Union. Within her domains liber.
ty and independence first stepped forth to
Ieles mankind. Here it was that the im
mortal declaration of independence was
first heralcde to an astonished world.
Here it was that the glorious constitution
which, under God, had showered upon us
such countless and unceasing blessings first
had birth. From here, spread forth on ei
ther side that great moral and political
blessing--our common Union. He hoped
that Pennsylvanians would ever realizeths
importsnce of the position which their