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THE FELICIANA DEMOCRAT.
BY G. W. REESE. THE CONSTITUTION.-STATE RIGHTS. TERMS.--$8 PER Y(E4
VOL. I. CLINTON, Li. SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 24, 1855. .W
Tam "IfLICIANA DEMOCRAT" will be p.u
lis.ed every W ssnaT An SAwmDAT, at THREE
Dollar per annum, paysab in advnes, Twro oop
la will be trdsiedlor FIVE DOLLARS.
AWrUynmUmKu Inlserted at One Dollar per square
(T W L V lines or less) fbr the rst Insertion,
and fty seats for tnob rsbsequent one.
The Fee for anonnoinol oandidite for omoe will
be TEN Dollars, payable l advance.
CARDS, PROFESSIONAL, &c.
Joue MoYVA, Cliaton. Cuas. MUVIA, Jackson.
JOHN & CHARLES McVEA,
Attornie at Law,
CLINTON A JACE.ON. LA.
W. FERGUS KERNAN,
Attorney & oounsellor at Law,
DRACTICS in the Parishes of East and West
Feliolas. a 14
JAMES B. SMITH, '
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
WT'ILL attend business in East and West Feliclana
and St. Heleon. a 14
JOHN M. ROBERTS,
Attorney at Law,
Orros: MAIN Brasar.
BOWMAN & DE LEE,
Ittornies and Counsellors at Law,
BUSINESS entrusted to their care will be prompt
ly attended to.
arrsssass.-Messrs. Oakey & Hawkins; J. B,
Byrae A Co.; New Orleans. a 14
HAYNES & ELLIS,
Atteries and Counsellors at Law,
JAS. 0. FPQUA. J. 0. KILBOURN
FUQUA & KILBOURN,
Attornies at Law,
PRACTICE In the eburts of East and West Feullel
ana, and t. Helena. a 14
ATTOIR.EY & COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Til undersigned, havingeutered into partnership
in the practice of their profession, will attend to
all business entrusted to them in the parish of East
And, to any business, entrusted to either, in the
adjacent Parishes, they will attend separately.
Ofice in Clinton, La. JAMES II, MUSE,
a 14 D. C. IIARDEE.
D. B. SAMFORD,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
W.ILL attend to any profeesional iusilness entrust
ed to him in East and West Feliciana, East
,atos Rouge, and St. Helena Parlshes. jeo
Justioe of the Peace k Notary Publio.
Office on the North side of the Public Square.
Notary Publio and Auctioneer.
WILL attend promptly to all business entrusted
to hie care.
Orrios: North East corner of the Public Square.
DR. F. R. HARVEY,
CONTINUES the practice of his profession, and
J respectfully tenders his services to the citizens
of Clinton and vicinity. a 14
Da. C. H. PORTER,
R E.PECTFULLY offers his professional services
1, to the citizens of Clinton, and its vicinity.
He can always be found, when not professionally
sgtaged, at the Drug Store of Wm. Sadler, on Brick
low. a 14
E. L. HAYGOOD,
PROMPT attention will be given to the sale of
Real Estate and Personal Property within the
Parish of East Felicilana. Office, inClintpn. a 14
april 14 JACKSON, LA.
OAKEY & HAWKINS,
Factors and General Commission Merchants,
No. 90 GRAVIER STREET,
SI to offer their services to Planters and Mer
D chaste, and promise attention and promptness to
all eensignmente entrusted to their care. a 14
Cotton Faotor k Commission Merchant,
No. 58 GRAVIER STREET,
. M. DALWI. 3. X. A. TALLARIE.
E. M. DALEY & Co.
Commisuion k Forwarding Merohants,
AND WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
67 Tohoupitoulas Street,
J. G. DiARMOND.
Souoeuor to HARRIS & DeARMOND.
UiAS on hand, Bacon, Floor, Lard, Hams,
11 do. sugar cured, Corn Beef, Molasses,
Mes Pork. Soap, Cutlery,
Salt, Tobac'co, Woodwaro,
Axes, Cigars, Crockery,
do handles, Gunpowder, Glassware,
Cow peas, Shot, Tinware,
Oils, Pickles, Brooms,
Yeast powders,Spices, Hoes,
Coffee, Starch, Spades, shovels
Teas, Sal sods, Trace chains,
Sugar, brown Nails, Porter, London
do crushed Well rope, Vinegar,
Rice, do buckets. Wines, ass'd,
Candles, Wash boards, Fruits, presv'd.
Lime 4k cement Castings,
Domestics, calicoes. blankets, linseys, hay and
BAGGING, ROPE, AND TWINE
IJquoas, assorted; and many other articles.
In fact, a general assortment of such articles,
as are usually found in such houses, to which
attention is particularly invited,
Terms being strictly cash, prices will be pro
portionately low. Additional fresh supplies
will be received weekly. Jy I
Saddle, Bridle, and Harnem Manufaotory
North side f the public Square.
W TOULD respectfully inform his patrons and
V1 the public in general, that he has just re
ceived a large and well selected assortment of
LEATHER, HARDWARE, &c.
suitable for the maunfacture of any and every
article that may be wanted or called for in his
line of business : vis.
SADDLES, BRIDLES, HARNESS, &c.
His stock of Leather has been selected with
great care, and is of the best quality.
The Saddlery Hardware is direct from New
York, and is of the latest style and pattern.
SWith competent and experienced workmen
to manufacture this material, he hopes to give
perfect satisfaction, and will warrant all work,
both as to quality and execution.
'- CALL AND EXAMINE. -ii
N. B. All open accounts must be settled
on the 1st of November. je I)
COACH AND CARRIAGE MAKER,
I S.LL ooutinue to build all
S kinds of Pleasure Carriages, on
the most approved plan, at the old stand, on
the main street, running east from the Pul,lic
Thankful for the patronage and public couni
decte 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 Woovn:s Corxis, o such terms ais will
insure mie against any charge of cxtortion, fron
1J 'Pcrsonal attention given on all Burial
a 28 I. BOWMAN.
Carriages & Buggys made and repaired,
BY CHARLIES P. JARRETT,
j IHAVING superior facilities for
the prompt and faithful execution
of a strictly Carriage and BuIggyL nwaing and
repairing Business, I invite public attention to
tmy 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 gelr, body, painting and
trimming, which taste or wealth can desire.
Designs for Carriages, Buggys, Sulkys, &c.
on the latest and most fashlionulhle pls can be
seen at my shop. Call and see them.
An assortment of Northern made Buggys,
always on hand.
AU kinds of repairing done at the shortest
notice to insure neat less and durability. All
work warranted, with proper usage.
1i My terms are cash, or approved city ac.
FISK'S METALLIC BURIAL CASES.
I have procured the special and exclusive
right of sale, for FstK's PAErTT .IETAI.,JC (Cof
Fise, for the Parish of East Feliciana. Any
infriugcment upon my right in the stile 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
tatention given on Funeral occasions. A line
IHearse always in readiness.
He can be found after night at the hotel of
EvANs WarTE. s 22.
may 5 C. P. JAlRET'T'.
FURNITURE ! FURNITURE II
T IIE undersigned has opened in the
Town of Clinton, a large assort
ment of Arniture, consisting of
Bureaus, Bedsteads, Chairs, Sofas,
Armoires, Lounges, Crihs,
and almost every other article of F'lrniture, uitn
ble for the market, which hI will sell low, for cash.
His store is on tho south side of inh pbllic square.
aug 11 II. B. GAY, Agent for Mt. Hlullis.
TAIRTY casks clear Sides, for stle by
MILLS. CLTEVplLAND & C'o.
PRINCIPAL OF A FEMALE INSTI.
T HE "Silliman Female Institute," at Olin
1 ton, La., by the resignation of the Rov.
S. Taylor is without a Principal.
This is a legally incorporated institution.
and has been in successfull operation for about
three years. The number of pupils has aver
aged about seventy-five of all ages. The buil
dings are of brick, beautifully located and in
The Trustees have fixed the first of Decem
ber, as the period at which they will make an
Applications may be rddressed to J. B.
Smith, F. Hardesty, and Winm. Silliman, who
will give any desired iunformatiom.
oct 18 WM. SILLIMAN, President.
DRUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS.
THE following catalogue embraces a partial
list of articles constantly on hand and for
sale by LANGWORTHY & TILDON, at the
Drug Store in Clinton, to which the attention
of the trade generally is respectfully solicited.
Aloes, alcohol, Muriatie acid,
Assafttida, alum, Morphia, musk,
Arrow root, Number Six; half pint
Ammonia carb. quart bottles,
Ahesivo plaster, Natmegs, oil bergamot
Allspice, Pink root, piperine,
Balsam, Fir and Tolu, Pot ash, paint brushes,
Bay Rumn, blue stone, Quinine, sal soda
Blue mass, black lead, Soda bicarbonate
Black Snake root, Seidlitz powders
Borax, blister plaster, Sarsaparilla, sponge
Calomel, Eng. & Am. Syrup squills, starch
Calcined magnesia, Varnish, venetian red
Camphor, Castile soap, Whiting, gum drops
Castor oil, per gallon Brandy, Port wine
and bottle, Gin,
Cayennue pepper, Brushes of all kinds
Charcoal powder, Lily white, pomatunm
Cloves, chrome green, Black lead, hair oil
Citrate of Iron, Brown's ess. ginger
. . Quinine, Yeast powders
Cod liver oil, Scales and weights
Colombo root, Copaiva capsules
Composition powder, Thermometors
Copperas, cream tartar Snuff, Scotch
Dovers powders, " macaboy
Elm Bark, ergot, Scarifleators, catheters
Epsom salts; Lancets, spring do
Extracts of all kinds, Cupping glasses
Flax seed, flor sulphur, Patent medicines
Ginger, glue, Thompson's eye water
Gum guae, gum myrrh Wistar's balsam of wild
Gum arabic, do opium, cherry
IIonman's anodyne, Graeffemnborg Pills
lienry's magnesia, Batchelor's hatir dye
Iodide potassa, indigo, Barry's tricopherous
Jalap, Ayer's cherry pectoral
Lazmp black, litherege, Fahnestock's vermifugo
Lunar castle, Wincr's
Lemon syrup, lloflland's hitters
Matches, mace, Fancy soaps, variety
Fumacy perfumery, ass'd apers,
Playing cards, &e. &c. a 14
8. H. BUTLER,
PLAIN AND FANCY PAINTER.
(IARRIA(GE, HOUSE, & SIGN Painting,
J Graining and Gilding, Glazing,
Transparent Window Shades,
China White, or Porcelain Finish,
'Paper hanging, Ornamental Painting,
Masonic and Odd Fellow's Banners,
And all kinds of plain and fancy work, done in
the neatest and most durable mnauncr, and
All colors of paint in small quantities, ready
for use for the accommodation of those who
prefer using it themselves.
Ile can always be found thate Carriage
Manufactory of C. M. Jarrett. aug 25
JOHN R. I)UFROCQ,
GENERAL AGENT & AUCTIONEER,
BATON ROUGE, LA.
W fILL attend to posting books, drawing and
collecting accounts, writing leases, deeds,
&e. Also any business to be transacted with
the State Gorernment, redeeming Lands forfeit
ed for Taxes, 4-c.
Orders left with J. B. Sans, J. P., will be
promiptly attended to. ai 21
1853.] 1. N. LEMON. [1855.
WIOI.LESALE k ItETAII. l)KAIRRI IN
Drugs, Meodioines, and Chemioals.
1'YE-WOO])S AND I)YE'-STUFFS,
SOils, Paints, and Painters articles; Var
nishes, Window Glass, Putty, Glassware,
Perfumery, Fine Soaps,
Hair, tooth, nail, hat, paint, and clothes'
Surgical and dental Instruments,
Trusses and supporters, all kinds,
Patent and proprietary Medicines; all sorts,
Letter, cap, and fancy Paper; Inks,
Pure Medicinal Wines and Brandies,
Field and garden Seeds;. fresh,
Toys, Shoe brushes and blacking,
RIzors, fine socket. Knives, Table Cutlery,
School Iooks by vr ions authors.
r I oftfr g 4 es equally as low as they (can
he ohtaind fronm any similar establishment in
this section, all warranted to be
FRtESHI AND GENUINE.
Oatlwas FROM Ts11'I (COUNTaY filled, tild satis
faction guarantreed, with regard both to price
PHYSICIAN'S PRESCRIPTIONS will
receive my personal atteottion it all hornrs of
lthe (hiy and night. 14
VALUABLE TEACHINGS OF THE
CONFLICT WITH PROSCRIPTION.
When war upon religious opinions was
announced as the slogan of a proscriptive
party, the democracy of the United States
as if animated by an instant instinct which
thrilled through its ranks, proclaimed its
opposition to proscription from one end
of the country to the other. If there was
eagerness in declaring this war, there was
also eagerness in denouncing it. It is not
surprising that the scheme itself should ex
cite a temporary success. It was an ad
mixture of simulated patriotism and noisy
pretensions to piety, and thousands were
attracted to it because of these two fea
tures. The mass of those who went into
it at first were doubtless sincere, but the
promptitude with which the democratic
party took the field against them aroused
their astonishment and sober reflection.
At the moment the issue of the know noth
ings was presented and accepted, owing to
the success with which progressive meas
ures had been carried forward by the de
mocracy, it was the injurious and famil
iar cry of certain opposition leaders that
the difference between the old parties
had been nearly extinguished. Some such
ordeal as this issue presented to the popu
lar mind was needed, therefore, to revive
among the American masses the distinct.
ive and essential necessity of democratic
principles to our welfare as a frce people.
We may look back firom this standpoint
over the two years past and gone, and
tranquilly weigh the incalculable advanta
ges which this ordeal has conferred; and
while we may wonder that such a proscrip
tion should ever have been advocated hi
such a country as ours, we may congratu
late ourselves that its fall has been more
rapid, if possible, than its rise. In all
times, whenever religious sentiments have
come into collision in the political arena,
the result has been more or less depress
ing upon human improvement and morals.
Our own country much as it had sutlered
from occasional fiunaticism, f'equentlyl as it
had been divided by sudden excite:ments
growing out of humanitarian movements,
Ihad yet to encounter the crisis of a l'ormul
crusade organized in every state, led by en
ergetic intellects, and inflamed by plausi
ble and unscrupulous arguments. against ai
single religious sect. 1Fori years before
this fanatical elidemic burst upon its, the
contingency of such an event was antici
pated with dismal foreboding by niany of
our first statesmen. The storm broke out
and after a brief period, during which it
seemed to riot in the destruction of1' much
that was sacred and valuable, it has spent
its force, and the atmosphere is all the p'
rer and clearer fliom the conflict of the po
litical elements. Men who joined in this
crusade can now quietly contemplate the
error which they committed ; amd if' tney
desire consolation in the midst of their re
pcntiance, they call see that, threatening uas
was the first visit of intolerance, it has re
ally contributed to admonlish and strllegtl,
en the champions of' free institutions.
Toleratioi il a country like this is a
misnomer. There is no such thinlg 4s5 tole
ration in the sense understood by the pro.
scriptionists. Government has no right to
grant toleration to ainy particular set of
religious opinions; for if it hasi such a right
it has also the right to take them away.
" What man," says a writer of great dis'
tinction, " or body of men, las the right to
toll me you do not think aright on religious
subjects, but we will tolerate your error?
The answer is a most obvious one. Who
gave you authority to dictate, or what ex
elusive clain have you to inliihtility ? if
my sentiments do 1not lead inc into (:01o1(1ct
inconsistent with the weliry e i of ily fellow
creatures, the question as to their u curalcy
or fallacy is between God and . yn own t ou't
science, uand, though a fair suijuet l'r irgu
Iniit, is oe 1o2i1' Compulsion.'
The great boast of the United Stateu
has been that it is the olly nation ulpon
the tface of the earth in which the hprinci
out in every state of the Union, not bocn
so crushed out, we should unquestionably
have lost much of our0111' positioln before the
enlightened natiolns of the earth; and even
as it is, we Ilhave gone back iuunuoesely in
the cstilation of many who have held up
our ilnstitutiliolns u a example to the op
plressed 11(1a as an admonition to the oppres
sor. But, as we have said, some such
practlical and severo contest wais essential
to prove to mankind that the doctrine of
perlect equality, religious and political, on
these shores, was not merely writteu in our
laws and sp[okel from the lips of our states
monl, hut that it wMi pa ipt of the odaily
practice of our, people, and thatS le i no
more be denied than we could aen lind,
and air, and light to the emigrant who
came from abroad to dwell and die among
us. It is at this point of the struggle that
we appeal proudly and deflantlyt to-hejudg
ment of civilized and ehristian nations to
render their verdict.
We have met the foe, organised in our
midst, armed with all the weapons ,bi
otry, and we have utterly, and ai wve thi*,
forever defeated him. Well may we naw
say in the language of Sidney Smith:
" We have fairly, and eompletely, ad" prbtably
forever, extingulihed that splrit of religio pM e
oution which hba been the employment at the'
uarao of mankind for fear or ve 'contsuleries) pon
ly that persecution which Imprisons and moo. t for
religious opinions, but the tyranny of, in. lea
hbioh, by disqualifying from olviluloco a good man,
from wilful motives of oljectlon, endeavors to stran
gle religiouns reedom in silence, and to enjoy all the
advantages without the blood, and Influence, and
force of persecution,"
And when we say this, we speak i roud
praise of the democratic party; for ~t~un.
dying laurel should be entwined aroeu ai
column of democratic victories as th i ow
during trophy of its most brilliantaceiev4',
ment. Two short years have witnessed
the rise and overthrow of this porsenution.
Happily for our institutions and for our
fair ftame, it commenced its career after the
presidential election. And although it
was enabled to do much harm as it advan
ced in steps of blood and of tumult, yet7
we can now felicitate ourselves that the.
road is clear for the near future, and thait
we go into the contest of 1856 not only
with this pcrsecution trampled beneath Our
ieot in contempt and indignation, but for
tified with the honor and the glory of hav
ing broken it down.
AxaEICAN JEWs.-The San Franci.:o
Sun, in an article upon the present condi
tion of the Jews closes with the followilng
"'The Awcerican Jew is only less proud
of his country thain hIis religion. '1'o say
he is a mero dweller upon the soil because
it affords hinm the means of support, is to
libel the most noble traits of ha chuaractor.
The graves of' his ancestors are around hint
11is heaven is as near him on the shores of
the 'Pacitic as upon the sUered mount of 01
ives or within the classic walls of Jerusa
luen. His God is omnipotent, omnipresent,
and omniscient. lie has knelt before that
Awful Plresence alike on the desertof Ara
bia and the frozen zones of Siberia; and
why slhould he here, where the law recog
nizes his religion and his political privi
privileges, withold an ullectiou to which
Iho is impelled by every consideration ol
prosptlerity to himsellf, and future happiness
to his clhildroea His respect for our laws
is shown in thi lirct that lie seldom violates
theIm. llis wealth has gone towards the
buildinig up and enriching our cities. He
cultivates the arts, and goes hearLtnd soul,
with ourt active citizen in every useful en
ctrprise. 11e quarrsels but little; heads a
lmob-never. You will find him in our
courts of justice, on the bench, at the bar,
in the jury box, but seldom over arraigned
lt'or heinous crininal offence. This is the
American Jew. Lot his good qualities be
imiituted; his bad ones shsl1d be forgot
Ti CUONTEMPIT CASEI.-Judge Cotton, of
the sixth District Court, this morning rou
dered his judgment in the case of the state
o1 Louit.sna, vs. W\\m. Christy and C. H.
Horton, attached for contempt of Court,
in not obeying the preemptory inanidamu
directed to theus, and in using language in
thoir annswr to the sante derogatory to the
dignity and authority of the Court. The
judgment is ill the Ifollowing language:
" i hereus, it aLppearsing to the satisfaction
of this Ciourt that Win. Christy and Chas.
11. llorton, have coummitted a contempt of
its authority by refusing to obey the writ
of usaudanums uirceted to and served upon
them, in the case of' the State of Louisiana
on the relation of John M. Bell vs. Willi.
amtr Christy and others, by attempting to
shelter themselves under unconscientious
scruples, and also charging in their pro
tended return to the herif'f, which they
know and so stated, would be brought be
fore the Court that there was error in the
decision as to the statement of facts devel
oped upon the trial of said cause, and which
charge upon examination is found to be
wholly unwarranted and inexcusable; and
which was made not with a laudiblo desire
of comleplying with the mandate of this
Court, but as a miserable excuse lor not
obeying, it, and as was stated by Christy,
'to satisly the public mind.' It is there
fore ordered, attjudged, nailnd decreed that
William Christy and Charles II. Horton
do each pIay a line of $25, and that they
eaclh be scItenced to :ive days' imprison.
ilCnt iii theu Parish Prison, and that they
stitnd ,onunitt-d until the thl is paid,'