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THE FELICIANA DEMOCRAT,
BY G. W. REESE. THE CONSTITUTION,-STATE RIGHTS. TERMS.-$8 PER YEAR.
VOL. II. CLINTON, LA. SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 7, 1856. NO. 7.
- - nm' a • nnmi muln . I . . . .. . II I i im II I.,nm .
CARDS. PROFESSIONAL, &c.
JoaN MoVa, Clinton. CrAs. MoVia, Jackson.
JOHN & CHARLES McVEA,
Attornei at Law,
CLINTON & JACKSON. LA.
W. FERGUS KERNAN,
Attorney & counsellor at Law,
PRACTICES in the Parishes of East and West
J Feliclana. a 14
JAMES B. SMITH,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
WILL attend business In East and West Feliciana
Sand St. Helela, a 14
JOHN M. ROBERTS,
Attorney at Law,
OFFICE: MAIN STREET.
BOWMAN & DE LEE,
Attornies and Counsellors at Law,
".)SINERS entrusted to their care will he prompt
U ly attended to.
RerlvnxNeKs.-MLssrs. Oakey & Hawkins: J. D,
lyrne & Co.; New Orleans. a 14
IIAYNES & ELLIS,
Attornies and Counsellors at Law,
JA.. 0. FUQUA. J. 0. KILBOURN.
FUQUA & KILBOURN,
Attornies at Law,
PRRACTICE in the courts of East and West Felicl
ana. and t. Helena. a 14
ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
lIE underlrigned, having entered into partnership
T in the practice of their prolessalon, will attend to
all business entrusted to themn in the parish of East
And. to any business, entrusted to either, in the
adjacent l'arfshes, they will attend sepnrately.
Oflice in Clinton, La. JA.ME. II. ,Mt'IE,
a 14 I. C. IIAI.tDEI.
D. B13. SAMFORD,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
ILL attllnd to any professional business entrust
ed to him in East and West Feliclana, East
Daton Rouge, and St. Helena I'arishes. Je9
Justice of the Peace & Notary Public,
Ollice on the North side of the Public Square.
Notary Publio and Auotioneer.
W ILL attend promptly to all business entrusted
to his care.
Ovrric : North East corner of the Public Sqnare
DR. F. . R. IARVEY,
CONTINU'I.S the practice of his profession, anld
C respectulily tenders his services to the citizens
of Clinton and vicinity, a II
DR. O. P. LANGWORTIIY.
H AVING disposed of his interest in the Drug Store,
will devote his time and attentlon exclusively
to the practice of his profession.
Ofsee at the Drug Store of Nonwoon Tn.mos. IRes
Idence, house formerly occupied by Dle. A. J.
| A AI.Uso,.
Clinton La., April 5, 1850.
T. O'CALLAGI AN,
april 14. JACKSON, L..
HARRIS & LEVI,
Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants,
No. 39 CARONDELET STREET,
W ILL at all times be prepared to furnish supplies
at the lowest market rates, and grant reasona
.able facilities to those doing business with them.
Soliciting patronage, they promise their personal
attention to all business Intrusted to them. Jan 19
OAKEY & HAWKINS,
Factors and General Commission Merchants,
No. 90 GRAVIER STREET,
BDEG to offer their services to Planters and Mer
.J c(hants, and promise attention and promptness to
all consignments entrusted to their care,. a 14
Importer, and Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
Watches, Jewelry, Ctlery,
GUNS, PISTOLS, & FANCY GOODS,
NO. 65 CANAL STREET,.
N. B. Watches and Jewelry carefully repaired, a14
.SUCCESSOR TO LANGWORTHY & TILDON,
Druggist and Apothecary,
AND DEALER IN BOOKS AND STATIONERY.
A WELL selected assortment of Toys, Perfumery,
A and Fancy Goods.
Musio and musical Instruments,
Paints, Oil, Lead, and Varnish,
Brusbes of all kinds,
Fine Cutlery, Razors, and Soap.
april 12 BRICK ROW, CLINTON, LA.
DORK-a superior artlcle of Bulk Pork for sale
P low by D'ARMOND.
TRISH Potatoes-dlr orent kibds--free from frost
1 injury, In large barrels, for sale, pD'ARMOND.
PAY YOUR STATE TAXESI
NOTICE is hereby given that I have received the
TAx Rot.t of 1865, for the Parish of East Fellet
ana. I shall require prompt payment of the Taxes I
thereon, and the law in relation to the Tax on trades -
and professions will be strictly enforced.
B. M. G, BROWN.
Clinton, Jan.5, 1851. . 8-t8f
ýE h S. B kC ý4 hC b to
inhabitants of East Feliolana, generally, for the 1
kind and liberal patronage bestowed upon him since
he commenced businessin Clinton, and assures them
no exertions shall be wanting on his part to merit a
continuance of the same.
II. 8. BKacaUno is fully prepared to supply plant
ers, and all others with every article in the Drug
business, and from his long experience in that line,
combined with a practical acquaintance with chbem
isty in all its branches, merely requests a trial as a
test of hisquallflcations. An accurate analysis of
mneral waters will be granted gratis, to those deai
rous of having It made.
ParYesCIN's PasonRPTrroNs are dispensed with
neatness and promptitude, and with great care as to
labelling, and the mlunor details.
A constant supply of the choicest brands of Wines
and Spirits, on hand, for RanDcA unrarosEs, only.
A large quantity of Ale and Porter, (first rate
quality,) continually coming to hand.
ii. 8. B. does not feel disposed to advertise the
exact quantities of Drugs he has received lately.
fearing he might possibly UNDEa-rate it, and not do
himself the justice he is so anxiously seeking.
Clinton, La., Oct. 13, 1855,
PAINTS, OILS, &c.
BEECHENO, the Druggist, at Clinton, La.,
1AS BOUGHT, received, and is now prepared to
. supply his patrons and the public generally,
with the following articles, in any quantity, of first
rate quality, and upon liberal terms.
White lead in oil or dry, Vandyke brown,
Red lead in oil or dry, Terra d'slennaburnt orraw
Zinc paint, Gold and other bronzes,
Raw linseed oil, " " silver leaf,
Boiled, " " Carmine,
Spirits of turpentine, Lytharge and sugar lead,
Copal varnish, no. 1, 2, Graining tools,
Carriage " Badger fiats,
Furniture " Marking brushes,
White damar varnish, Camel hair pencils,
Japanl varnish, Nests foot oil,
Japanner's gold size, Tanner's oil,
l'russian blue in oil or dry,Lard oil,
Brown umber, " " Sweet oil, let and 2nd.
Yellow ochre, " " Celestial blue.
Chrome and paris green's in oil or dry,
Chrome yellow, orange, and lemon,
Chinese and American vermilion,
Paint and varnish brushes French and American.
march 22, 1850.
EXCELSIOR CARRIAGE FACTORY.
BUTLER & KOCH,
R ESPECTFULLY Inform their friends that they
are now prepared to build carriages, Buggies,
and Sulkies, in the most approved styles now in
use. All lumber used ini our shop is received from
the north and is of superior quality. We have now
in progress fronm fifteen to twenty vehicles, and in.
vite all those who are judges, to examine the work
before it is painted, as we have in employ the best
workmen that the south can afford.
I)esigns of all kinds of vehicles to be seen at our
shop. Cull and see them. All kinds of repairing
done on the shortest notice. All work warranted,
with proper usage, feb 23
FISK'S MEITALLIC BURIAL CASES.
W. IE are in posseslion of the patent right to sell
thees casees in the Parish of East Felicinna.
feb 23 BUTLER & KOCHI.
CRANE'S E TALLI 1 BURIAL CASKET.
HAVING bought the patent right for the sale of
the Crane Metallic Burial Caskets, at a great ox
pense, we introduce them to the public as having a
superiority over any case now in use, beauty of de
sign, artistic and elaborate finish, simplicity in lin
lig, highly decorated and unique silver mount
ings, perfectly air tight, and also giving an entire
view of the body,-the top of the casket being con
structed of the finest French plate glass renders it
the most desirable case ever introduced to the pub
lie. Beautiful metallic caps cover the glass, which
secures the caselfrom damage on account of any ex
ternal pressure. Samples of this casket can be seen
at I. N. Lemon's Drug Store, Clinton.
Wooden cofins made to order, and punctual at
tendance .given on all funeral occasions. A linue
Hearse will always be on hand,
Any Infringement on our patent righls will sub
ject the oflender to prosecution -
feb 23 BUTLER & KOCII.
FURNITURE I FURNITURE II
TiE undersigneod has opened in the
Town of Clinton, a largeassort
ment of Furniture, consisting of
Bureaus, Bedsteads, Chairs, Sofas,
Armoires, Lounges, Cribs,
and almost every other article of Furniture, suita
ble for the market, which he will sell low, for cash
His store is on the south side of the public square
aug 11 H. B. GAY, Agent for M. HAusts.
T HE undersigned has the following varieties of the
most delicious syrups, viz.
VANILLA, ORANGE, LEMON, GINGER, BANA
NA PEAR, &e. &c.
which he offers at a lower rate than any other house,
and in quantities to suit he buyer
je 2 WM. GURNEY.
WINES, CORDIALS, & LIQUORS.
[CALL and examine the subscr'bur's stock of Wines,
L Cordials, and Liquors. WM. GURNEY.
SILVER WARE-Just received, a supply of forks,
spoons, butter knives; &c, for sale by
march 16 NAUMAN & BTRAUSS.
W EEDING hoes, spades and shovels, trace chains,
plough lines, for sale by D'ARMOND.
PTLOUR.-S., F. and extra family, for sale b
The State of Louislana, Parish of ial Fellolana.
7th District Court. No, 1180.
The State of Louisiana, as. John W. Hays, e. at.
DY VIRTUE of a writ of L th. to i direted by -
D the Honorable Court aforesaid, t4bebove en
titled smlt,, have seised and will o.r for sale at
the door of the court house in said arish, on the
FIRST SATURDAY OF, JTR, 1856,
between the hours of 11 o'clock, A. and 4 o'clook
P. M., all the right, title interest a c.li.m of the
defendant, Franklin Hkrdesty, In and to the fol- A
lowing described property, to-wit:
All that property situated lying and being
in the town of Clinton said parish and
State, formerly known as belonging to
Humphrey Taylor, and now known as
the residence of Franklin Hardesty,
having a front on the road leading from c
Clinton to St. Helena, and its rear eona
street running east and west by the Meth.
odist Church, with all the buildings and
improvements thereon, and all the rents
and revenues arising therefrom.
Also a certain Negro slave by the name of
PETER, aged about 50 years, a slave
by the name of JACK, aged about 50
years, a slave by the name of HENRY,
aged about 40 years, and a slave by the
name of RICHMOND, aged about 50
tERMS oP SALE.
A credit of it months, purchasers will be required
to give bond, with Six per cent interest per annum, 1
from date until paid, with approved personal securli
ty, and a mortgage will be retained on the property f
until the final payment of the purchase price and
may 10. 1856. B. M. G. BROWN, sheriff 4
The State of Louisiana-Parish of East Feliciana,
7th District Court. No. 2347.
In the matter of the Succession of Elijah Staflbrd,
TN PURSUANCE of an -order and commission to
me directed by the Honorable Court aforesaid in
the above entitled cause, I will sell at public ano- I
tion, at the door of the Court-House in said Parish, on
TUESDA Y, June 17th, A. D. 18560,
at 11 o'clock, A. M., the following slaves appertain
ing to said succession, viz:
Woman, MARIA, aged about 40 years;
do ANN, " " 20 "
Girl, EMILY, '* " 10
Boy, MILES, " ." 11
do BILL, " " 13
Woman CLOE, " " 60 "
And one tract of land, being a pre-emption claim,
and the same upon which the deceased resided at the
time of his death.
TERMS OP SALE.
One-third of the purchase price payable the first of
January, 1857, one third the first of January, 1858,
and the remaing third the first of January, 1859. 1
Each instalment bearing eight per cent. ainterest per
annum, from the day of sale until paid, with ap
I proved personal security, and a mortgage will be
retained upon the property until full andfinal pay
ment of purchase price and interest.
may 17, 1850. B. M. G.BROWN. Rhergi .
State of Louisiana, Seventh District Court.
Parish of East Feliciana. ( Nos. 1955 and 2357.
In the matter of the Succession of Andrew J. and
Martha Brame, deceased.
IN CONFORMITY with a commission to me direc
ted from the honorable Court aforesaid, I will
oilbr for sale to the highest bidder, at my oflcoe in the
town of Jackson, on
WEDNESDAY, the 2d day of JULY, 1850,
between the hours of 10 o'clock A. M. and 4 o'clock
P. M., the following property appertaining to said
The plantation known as the " China Grove Place,"
containing about four hundred and sixty-three 25-100
acres. Bounded on the North by leaver Creek,
South by lipecormb and Scott, East by Thomas Lips.
comb and 1,est by Gunn and Rogillio.
'TERMS OF SALE.
A credit of one, two, and three years, with eight
percent interest from day of sale. Purchase price
to be secured by mortgage and personal security.
Should the property not bring its appraised value,
there will be no sale. G. W. CATLETT,
may 31, 1855tds. Auctioneer.
The State of Louisiana, Parish of East Feliciaua.
Seventh District Court. v o. 22.t.
Eliza White, Wife, vs. Monroe Perkins. Husband.
BY VIRTUE of a writ of fl. fit. to mle directed by
the llonorable Court aforesain, in the above en
titled suit, I have seized and will otflr at Sheriff's sale
at the door of the Court House in said parish, on the
FIRST .4TU£DAY OF JULY, 1856,
at 11 o'clock, A. Ms., all the right title, interest and
claim of the defendant, Monroe Perkins, In and to
the following property, to-wit:
Two tracts of land situated in said parish, known
as the Cropper Tract, containing 640 acres, and the
Morgan tract, containing 320 acres, making together
960 acres, with all the buitdlngs and improvements
thereon, and all the rents and revenues arising there
from. Bounded on the North by lands of A. Nesom
and public lands; South by a part of the Morgan
tract, or R. J. Elliot; on the East by Nesom & Broth
er, and on the West by C. O. Gayle and public land,
being the same land on which the Defendant now re
sides; which property I will sell to satisfy Plaintiff's
demand and costs.
'lTnae or SALe-Cash with the benefit of apralse
ment. B. M. G. BROWN,
may 81, 1856. Sheriff.
The State of Loullisiana, Parish of East Felciana-
7th District Court. No. 1342.
J. M. Trescott, Hart, Labatt & Co., Transferees, vs.
Wm. Lewis, et. al.
BY VIRTUE of a writ of t. fa. to medirected from
the Honorable Court aforesaid, in the above en
titled suit, I have seized on and will of.,r for sale, at
the door of the Court House in said parish, on the
FIRST SATURDA Y OF JULY, 1856,
between the hours of 11 o'clock, A. x., and 4 o'clock
P. a., all the right, title and interest, and claim of
the defendant, Wm. Lewis, in and to the following
named and described property, to-wit:
A certain negro man by the name of STEWART,
aged about forty years, of black complexion, and a
blacksmith by trade.'
'aRMs or SeAL.-Cash, with the benelit of apraise.
mont. B. M. G. BROWN,
may SI, 1856. Sheriff.
FELICIANA DEMOCRAT. ,
CLINTON, LA. th
Saturday MornIng, June 8, 185. h
SUBSCRIPTION.-Tauns DOLLRs per year. payable
in advance. Foa, if not paid within six months, en
and Per, Itnet paid befbre the close of the year. so
ADVERTISING.-Advertisements inserted at One th
Dollar per Square, of Ten lines, or less, for the first
insertion, and Fifty cents for each subsequent one.
Professional and business Cards, not exceeding six
lines, for twelve months, Tis Dollars. Advertise- he
ments not marked with the number of insertions,
will be inserted until forbid.
ornraOTlxO aas. sel
8 m'ths. 4m. 6m. 9 m. 12m. St
One quare, 6 886 0 $8 $12 $16 of
Two Squares, 8 10 12 16 20 b
Three quares, 10 18 16 20 25
Four ues, 12 16 20 25 80
ANNO UCIN Candidates for omee, Tar Dollars, th
payable in advance. in
THE NEUTRALITY LAWS-GENER- p
AL QUITMAN'S SPEECH-A MAS- S
TERLY ARGUMENT. tii
On the 29th of last month the subject of the tL
Neutrality Laws of the United States was "I
brought before Congress by General Quitman, p
of Mississippi with the intention of effecting aU
repeal of certain sections of the ideas of 1818,
which are not only obnoxious to the ideas of cc
the times, but radically and fatally opposed to cc
the commercial interest and political develop. th
ment of the American Republic. m
The act in question, by which constructive m
crimes are created, by which the right of ex- cc
patriation is withheld from the American citi- E
zen, by which the President and Collectors of of
ports are clothed with an authority neither in
contemplated nor justified by the Constitution,
by which noble and honorable movements in C
behalf of human liberty, humantelevation, and to
human happiness, are branded as misdemean- he
1 ors and crimes-this act, so long a disgrace to di
our statute book, and a barrier across the pi
road which our people are predestined to tread, di
was the result of foreign influence, foresight A
and intrigue, and of domestic subserviency, at
shortsightedness and folly. ci
It was principally the creation of the Span- eo
ish Minister representing at Washington the ti
Court of Ferdinand and of those who sympa- w
thized with his views or appreciated his gold. cc
It was opposed by Mr. Clay, who left the is
Speaker's chair to denounce it as an act, not w
for the honor or profit of the United States, ic
but for the benefit of his Majesty the Sover- pt
eign of Spain. It was opposed by other states- cc
men "who have left their deep tracks on the m
" road of renown," worthy compeers of the Ken- Ii
tucky orator; but their opposition was disre- e
garded and the act of 1818 passed into a law
of the land, and since that time has restrained
the expansive energies of the people and has U
been equivalent to a legal straight waistcoat, h
trammeling and confirming the natural move- to
ments of a sane and healthy nation. By its p
I influence we have been prevented from secur- t,
ling the key of the Mexican Gulf, from assert- i
ing our legitimate authority over the Ameri- J
can Isthmus, and from defeating the insidious ci
1 intrigues of European Powers in Central u
America, in St. Domingo and in other coon- h
tries which are directly connected with us by ci
geographical and political necessity. it
The honor of moving for a repeal of the ob- c'
noxious sections of this act belongs to General
Quitman, and in these days of Clayton-Bulwer ih
treaties, when political dignity is openly merg- 01
ed in the most timid conventionalism, it is grat- w
ifying to observe that the South has one rep. ai
resentative at least, who is not afraid to assail s
an abuse because it happens to have reached ic
t venerable ago, nor to expose a fraud which "
has for many years been mistakens by the na. it
tion for an embodiment of justice, morality and id
The General's speech is now before us in the
shape of an official report, and we purpose, as
briefly and concisely as possible, to review the
opinions and arguments contained in it, believ
nlg that the time has conic when the subjtct
demands a full and frank recognition, not only
from Congress but from the general public of
the United States. It is but due to the Mis
sissippian orator, however, to premise that a
more masterly address has seldom been deliv
ered in the IHalls of Washington, more prescient
in its political wisdom, more clear and condens
ed in its style, more statesmanlike in its com
prehensive grasp of thought, or more conclu
sive in its logic. It is worthy of the young
and vigorous days of the ItRepublic, when poli
tics were a noble science and not a mere refr
gium peccatorum, when statesmanship was a
dignified study rather than a vulgar specula
tion-of the days when there were giants upon
The speech is obviously dividefl into two
parts, the first being a review of our connexion
with the neighboring States, which exercise a
powerful control over our commercial and po
litical progress, and the second a demounstra
tion of the unconstitutionality and absurdity of
the Neurality Laws, and of the injurious influ
ence which they have exercised in preventing
the healthy growth and expansion of the na
tion. Let us follow the order adopted by the
speaker, and reflect, faintly though it be, a
few of his wise and subtle thoughts.
Standing amongst the Statesmen of Ameri
ca he unrolls the map and points to those ter
ritories and states which are destined to
strengthen and stabilitate our goverment by
their ultimate adhesion to our glorious confed
eracy. His eye first glances at Canada where
he finds a people living ender a rale which has
ceased to be overstringent or harsh and duly
preparing themselves for the time when they
shall take their place in the family of independ
ent nations Leaving them to develop them.
selves and grow their growth, he looks towards
the South and West and sees Mexico sinking
gradually into disintegration and anarchy since
1820, when her mixed population banished
her Spanish rulers, torn by internal dissensions
-pauperized, demoralized, and degraded
selling portions of her territory to the United
States that she might subsist on the proceeds
of the bargain, and he discovers no future
before her but to become a waif liable to be
seized by a stronger power. In his opinion
there is no safety for her but in the "advanc
lng flood of our enterprising citizens."
In Central America he can And not even the
pretense of nationality. State arrayed against
State, petty chief opposing petty chief, with
the people pillaged by their factions leaders,
there is no hope for her, save in the efforts of
"that patriotic band which has lately trans
planted the principles of Democracy from the
United States to Nicaraguan soil,"
And yet she commands our route of travel,
connecting the most important portions of this
country, and controlling, to a great extent,
the fortunes of our young and growing settle
ments on the Pacific. The caution of our ad
ministration which jeopardizes that route by
compelling Nicaragua to sustain herself against
England and Costa Rica alone, is the caution
of a suicide who carefully examines the prim
ing of his pistol before he blows out his brains.
Cuba then passed under review-beautiful
Cuba, with her perfumed orange groves, her
teeming soil, laughing with luxuriant richness,
her chivalrous and gallant people, true chil
dren of the great Caucasian race-and he
proudly claimed for her the fulfillment of her
destiny by her admission to the family of
American States. He proved that her annex
ation is a geographical necessity, a commer
cial necessity, a political necessity, and a strata
egic necessity. She controls the outcome of
the river which floats the wealth of the South
west, and in the hands of a hostile power she
could cripple or crush it at pleasure. But it
is not the Southwestern export trade, alono
which she commands, ior as soon as the A uter
ican Isthmus is cut the wealth of the East must
pass before her doors, and the Indian trade, in
consolidating which England expended so
many millions of money and so many human
lives; and for the retention of which she re
cently crossed swords with Russia, must be
goerned by the guns ot the Moro as complete
as any other branch of commerce which
nds its natural transit through the Gulf of
Mexico. And yet foreign intrigue is permit
ted to remain dominant in her midst. Her
people are crushed down and enslaved by
twenty thousand mercenaries, and the African
Izing pollicy of England, which had its rise in
Jamaica, and has endeavored even since to
circle this country with negro sovereignties
under the protection of European powers, is
hanging over her like at black cloud which is
certain to descend sonime day or other unless
it is dispersed by the fierce roar of American
All the great intellects of the United States
inwve ,perceived 'the necessity of the annexation
of Cuba. Thomas Jefferson declared that it
was the natural complement of our greatness,
and would make up the sum of our political
safety. John Q Adams concurred in this opin
ion. And in later times, Mr. Everet, in his
reply to the British proposition for a Tripart
ite-Alliance, reproduced and vindiented 't(he
ideas predecessors. But the Neutrality Laws
remained at stumbling block in our wn<y, and
the American people were unable to assist
their Creole brethren in their efforts to achieve
In St. Domingo foreign ifinuencb is 04tlaily
perseptible, supporting a grotesque and hbsurd
government in order to injure the United States,
and carry out the grand Africanization pro
ject of England, in which France, since the
accession of Louis Napoleon, is said to sym
pathize. American enterprize has ht.';ln chectk
ed there-American ideas have lie,, irivn
back, and the efforts of our citizent. t)o ,w.nce
the cause of civilization have been o.,,.tl rta.t.
ed and rendered abortive by the subth. uialig
nity of our enemies. But how do all these
facts weigh against the vendruble Neutrality
Laws, so ingeniously interpreted by Judge
Campbell and other learned pundits of the
Courts? What if Cuba becomes a foreign ar
senal almost at the 'mouth of the Mississippi,
if Central America is Anglicised or G alliclsed,
and our transit routes to the Pacilic fall into
the control of our hereditary foes? Can we
not control ourselves with the a.t of 1818,
and assert that we are the mildest mannered
people, if not the wisest, on the habitable
globe? Let our entire country Ite ringed
round by a cordon of negro sovereignties, ra
ther than the heart of a single old fogy should
suffer a pang of sorrow or regret I
Having rapidly reviewed the present posi.
tion of nations which belong to us by manifest
destiny, and illustrated what might have been
done and what has not been done by the Uni-