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VOL. 1. NEW SERIES. WEST BATON ROUGE, SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 1856. NO. 33.
T'HE SUGAR PLANTER,
huLIFIlED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING.
HENRY J. tA.IIS,
Editor & Proprietor.
OMce near the Court lounse,
WEST BATON RO UGE.
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agent.
Job Printing.
sch s1 P.ir.MPnt, Buse. CADuS. BruJI. F.enRaL
and other Noiees. executed with neatue- and doe
apatch. In all cases, cash on dblivery.
AYER'S
PILLS.
5 A. TLLZH FIVPOSU S 0 A .
FAMILY PHYSIC.
Tazas has long existed a public demand for an
efec're purgative pill which could be relied on as
sure and perfectly safe in its operation. This has
been prepared to meet that demand, and an eaten
sire trial of its virtues has conclusively shown with
what success it accomplishes the purpose designed.
It is easy to make a physical pill, but not easy to
make the best of all pills -one which should havre
none of the objections, but all the advantages, of
every other. This has been attempted here, and
with what success we would respectfilly submit to
tUe public decision. It has been unfortunate for
the patient hitherto that almost every purgative
medidne is acrimonious and irritating to the bow
els This is not. Many of them produce so much
griping pain and revulsion in the system as to more
than counterbalanee the good to be derived arm
them. These pills produce no irritation or pain,
unless it arise from a previously existing obstruc
tion or derangement in the bowels. Being purely
vegetable, no harm can arise from their use m any
quantity; but it is better that any medicine should
be taken judiciously. Minute directions for their
use in the several diseases to which they are ap
plicable are given on the box. Among the com
plaints which have been speedily cured by them, we
may mention Liver Complaint, in its various forms
of Jaundice, Indigestion, Languor and Loss of Ap
petite, Listlessness, Irritability, Bilious Headache,
Bilious Fever, Fever and Ague, Pain in the Side
and Loins; for, in truth, all these are but the con
sequence of diseased action in the liver. As an
aperient they afford prompt and sure relief in Cos
treness, Piles, Colic, Dysentery, Humors, Scrofula
and Scurvy, Colds with soreness of the body, Ulcers
and impurity of the blood, Irregularities; in short,
any and every cae where a purgative is required.
They have also produced some singularly sue
essful eares in Rheumatism, Gout, Dropsy, Gravel,
Erysipelas, Palpitation of the Heart, Pains in the
Back, Stomach, and Side. They should be freely
taken in the spring of the year, to purify the blood
sad prepare the system for the change of seasons.
An occasional dose stimulates the stomach and
bowels into healthy action, and restores the appe
tite and vigor. lTey purify the blood, and, by their
stimulant action on the circulatory system, reno
rate the strength of the body, and restore the
wasted or diseased ener gies of the whole organism.
Hence an occasional dose is advantageous, even
though no serious derangement exists; but un
necessary dosing should never be carried too far,
a every purgative medicine reduces the strength,
when taken to excess. The thousand cases in which
aphysic is required cannot be enumerated here, but
they suggest themselves to the reason of every
ody; and it is confidently believed this pill will
maw. a better purpose than any thing which has
hitherto been available to mankind. When thei
virtues are once known, the public will no longer
dobt what remedy to employ when in need or a
medicine. Bemg sugar-wrapped, they are
l.ant to take, and being purely vegetable, no
can arise from their use mn any quantity.
For minute directions, see wrapper on the Box.
PREPARED BY
DR. JAMES C. AYER,
Practical and Analytieal Chemist,
LOWELL, MASS.
lrim Cats per Box z ive Bows for SL
-- -
AYER'S
CHERY PECTORAL,
Por the rapid Cure of
oIJgHS, COLDS, HOARSENESS,
BRONCHITIS, WHOOPING-COUGH,
CROUP, ASTHMA, AND
CONSUMPTION.
Ts remnedy has won for itself seuch notoriety
teat cures of every variety of pulmonary disease,
that t entirely unnecessary to recount the evi
ds of its irtues yin any enmmunity where it
benaemployed. So wide is the field of its use
sad so numerous the cases of its cures,
thalmost every section of the country abounds
peraons publicly known, who have been restored
.mulao ming and even desperpate diseases of the
lovngs' by its use. When once tried its superiority
Severy othe medicine of its kind is too appa
ont esca-pe observation, and where its virtues are
, the publicnn longer hsitate what antidote
po fr the dia ng' and dangerousaffeo
t of the pumanary organs which are incident
tonr ..mte l Not only in formidable attacks
pon the lungs, but for the milder varieties of
Cn,, t Ca o1 a, RONSBeEa, &C.; and for Cm
Can e ktg e pjlesanteet and safest mediinenthat
As t has long been in constant use throughout
s stion, we need not do more than assure the
S its ty is kept up to the best that it eve
- aph thet. gmenuine article is sold by
H. T. WADDILL.
J. L. VIOLETT.
Baton Rouge, La. WM. BOGLE.
For the Sugar Planter.]
Our Creole Priends.
The present campaign has opened
warm, and the rank and file of both
contending parties in the South, are
rallying to their respective standards;
warm-hearted and honest patriots on the
one side are contending against the
fearful odds engendered by the power of
spoils and the untiring zeal with which
zealous unscrupulous office holders and
file-leaders are constantly endeavoring
with tongue and pen to whip the old
Democracy into line. ┬░With a portion
of our people, argument and proof to
support argument, are as pearls cast be
fore swine and to them we would have
nothing to say. But to you, fellow
creoles of the South, we can address
our words of counsel and warning with
confidence that your warm hearts will
not turn away from conviction to follow
the behests of party.
The pure and incorruptible MILLARD
FILLMORE is the standard-bearer of
Americans-the man "who would rather
be right than President"-demands your
support-aye demands ! for the very an
nouncement of his name for the office
in conjunction with the pure principles
we advocate-is a demand for your suff
rages which you cannot shrink from
without proving recreant to the South,
and yourselves. He is opposed by a
veteran in Northern politics whose frozen
political corpse is turned to the South,
to reflect the rejuvenating rays of South
ern patriotism, in order to galvanize this
" worn out specimen of a Northern man
with Southern principles."
Our principles have been heretofore
expounded to you; our platform lies
open before you-if you cannot consist
ently embrace the one and stand or fall
with the other, then you are unworthy
of the name of Americans-unworthy
of the Suthern land upon whose soil
you were born and bred ! There is not
one single feature that you cannot con
sistently endorse. Many who are now
battling in the ranks of the opposition
in their "heart of hearts," secretly adore
the prinpiple that "Americans shall
rule America," but the dictates of party
appeals to them in the name of Democ
racy, have turned their faces to the shrine
of strange goIs, whilst their hearts are
with us. Deny it who may, the trem
eundous influx of hordes of foreigners to
our shores is having, has had and will
have, a baleful influence upon our c.un
try, if we do not prevent them from at
once intermingling with our political
measures and lengthen the period of their
probation to twentysone years. You
know this, and knowing it, why will
you act with a party that has licked the
dust from their feet in their fawning wel
come to the ranks of party-to the halls
of legislation !
In this contest between party and
principle, every American who votes for
Millard Fillmore, can stand aloof with
folded arms and calmly look on the pro.
gress of our country (if Americans are
defeated) to ruin and destruction.
Calmly we say, yes calmly, for the proud
satisfaction that he had done his duty,
and blinded, besotted Pharisees who
have wrought the mischief, will be
crushed with us beneath the ruins of our
beautiful temple. The foreign horde who
have ruled so long with iron hand the
jaded nag of Democracy, and rode upon
her back into place and power-if we
go down in this contest-will then rule
the country-you will then awake with
a start from your deep sleep-but it will
be too late-now is the time, and we
ask of you to join us and strike from
her limbs the yet unfastened shackles
are the Goddess of Liberty is delivered
bound hand and foot, over to the ene
my to whom you with fratricidal hand
will have delivered her. Americans,
Creoles, fall in, fall in; there is many a
gap left in our ranks, made by the de
sertion of place seekers and spoils hun
ters-we want them filled, and no one
is more worthy of our cause, than the
favorite of the Ceoles of Louisiana.
VICTOR.
Mr. Fillmore as he Was.
When Mr. FILLMORE was administer,
ing the Government, and after the Whig
e Convention of 1852 committed the act
which gave the deathblow to the Whig
le arty, in nominating Gen. SCOTT for the
e Presidency-the rejected candidate for
the nomination was, in the estimation of
the Democracy, a marvellgusly proper
man. Some of the venal party journals,
which could then, without prejudice to
their interest, afford to vindicate the
cause of historical truth and justice, saw
in him all the virtues and qualifications
of an upright man and a wise and faith
ful chief magistrate. This view of Mr.
FILL.MORE and his administration was
taken just previously to the election in
. 1852. If Mr. FILLMORE was the man
then he was represented to be, he is the
same now, for he tells us he has nothing
to retract, but is willing to be judged by
his antecedents. That bitter partizsan
f paper, the Richmond Engsirer, thus
spoke of Mr. FILLMORE in September,
1852:
Gen. Taylor died at the very crisis of
affairs. The country felt relieved from
an awful agony when Mr. Fillmore took
the reins of government, threw aside
Gen. Taylor's advisers, formed a better
Cabinet, and gave his conscience to other
keepers than Seward. The whole policy
of the government was immediately
changed.
The Compromise measures quickly
passed, and the whole country was re
lieeed of its painful anxiety.
Ever since that change the Southern
Whigs have become more and more de
voted to Mr. Fillmore. He became their
chosen leader-their special and particu
lar candidate for the Presidency. Whilst
the North deserting him, took up with
another, who suits their purposes better,
and used him to put down Mr. Fillmore
because he ventured to brave their indig
nation. This is all history.-It is truth.
Gen. Taylor was born in Virginia, and
he was reared in the South. was a large
-lave-holder, whilst Mr. Fillmore had
been educited in New York, and was
proved to bold doctrines exceedingly ob
jscti,,nable to the South. But how weak,
the restraints of education with these
men '-Tiue one, listening to the voice of
advisers into whose souls Seward had
bireathed the poison of his unholy poli
tics, pursued a policy which came near
wrecking this Ination upon the shoals of
disunion; whilst the other, cleansing tke
('citol of its traitoro 's d( aizens, disre
yarded the whis.l,'rs of early pyrjudic .
rand helped by the miyl, engine or
Executive influence to quit ' the eountr',
and to sare all portions /i oi;. it jury and
dshonor.
We do not approve of Mr. Fillmore's
administration in all its policy. but we I
are free to say he has made an infinitely
better President for tile South than Gen.
Taylor dii or would have done, and we
believe there is not a Whig South of
Mason and Dixon's line who does not in
his heart believe the same thing.
One of the oldest and most influential
Democratic papers in the State of Alt
bama is the Florence Gazette. On the
12th of June, 1852, its spoke of Mr.
FILLMORE in the following terms :
MILLARD FILLMOR1E.-If theie is bone
trait of character which we possess
above all others, it is political indepen
dence ; that kind of politial independence
which promotes one to dg justice to the
acts and motives of a political adversary
regardless of that party circumspltion
which says, "thus far shalt thou go, and
no further." Prompted by the feelings,
we unhesitatingly express the ardent
hope that Millard Fillmore may be the
nominee of the Whig Convention.
Should the nomination fall upon him, we
should oppose his election with all our
zeal, but should he be elected, we would
feel that in him the South had a true
and reliable friend.
We notice that several of our Democ
raric cotemporaries call him "Abolition
Fillmore." TuIs Is AN UNJUST IMPUTA
TION. When Mr. Fillmore was first nom
inated as a candidate for the Vice Presi
dency, we shuddered at the thought of
his election. We saw that he had given
votes obnoxious to the South. and there
fore believed him unsound upon the
slavery question. Our heart sickened at
the prospect of his success, and we bit
terly and violently denounced him.
But we are happy to say we were dis.
agreeably disappointed, and that MR.
FILLMORE IS ONE OF THE SOUN
DEST MEN IN THE UNION ON THE
SUBJECT OF SLAVERY; AND THAT
HIE IS A PATRIOT AND A STATES
M A N. HIS ADMINISTRATION
HAS BEEN HIGHLY CONSERVA
TIVE He advocated the Compromise,
and used all his influence to quell the
storm of fanaticism, WHILE HIS AD
MINISTRATION SHOWS THAT HIS
SYMPAThIY AND FEELINGS ARE
WITH THE SOUTH. Such conduct
is deserving of, praise, and we are not
afraid to avow it.
After he had left the Presidential
chair, with the respect and homage of
the Constitutional Union-loving men of
all parties throughout the country, Mr
Fillmore took the tour of the Southern
States. Among other cities he visited
Savannah, then as now a Democratic
city. In welcoming him as the guest of
Georgia and the South, the following
graceful sentiments, so eloquently utter
ed by Mr. Ward, the President of the
late Cincinnati Convention, but express
ed the general sentiment and feeling of
the masses. Mr. Ward said:
It was a dark and eventful period in
the history of our Government, where
the brave began to fear the power of
man, and the pious to doubt the favor of
God-dark and fearful were the clouds
that hung on our horizon, violent the
factions that agitated our land, and men
seemed to reck not how violently raged
the storm, so that in its fury it upturned
the institutions of the South. It was
your lot to breast that storm, and bid its
mutterings cease, and to do that you
must turn away from the crowds of flat
terers to tread the lonely path of duty.
With your robes of office as with a pan
oply of ice, you wrapped yourself Ifrom
all the prejudices of earlier years, and
from a.l the temptations, unawed by
clamors, you held on your steady course
preserved the Constitution of your coun
try, gave peace to the land we love, and
repose to the institutions which we cher
ish, illustrating to the world that peace
had its victories no less than war.
The Georgia Messenger very pertin
ently asks: Has Mr, Fillmore done any
thing since that period to impair public
confidence or forfeit public gratitude .
Forgetful of self and only regardful of
his country, his WHOLE COUNTRY,
lie stends up in the majesty and might
of a lofty patriotism, and boldly rebukes
Black Republicanism to itsivery face.
We ask good and reflecting men of all
parties-men who feel that this Union
is worth preserving, and that constitu
tional government is preferable to dis
ruption and wide.spread anarchy and'
devastation, to close their ears to the
clamors of partisan leaders and act up
on their solemn and sober conviction of
duty. This is no time to indulge in
pride of party or pride of consi-tency.
A greeter question is to be settled, which
is interwoven and interlaced with all
we hold dear. We devoutly hope it
may be determined for the best.
UNFORTUNATE.---The first political de
monstration in favor of Fremont in New
York, it will be remembered, was attend
ed by an accident-an evil omen-the
falling of the balcony on which be stood.
Recently another, and almost fatal acci
dent has occurred. While assisting in
raising a Fremont pole at Hanover, John
jW. Wellington, of Boston, a student in
Dartmouth College, fell head foremost
forty feet, from the top of the shears, in
to the hole that led been dug for the
pole, his head first stricking a board that
laid partly over it. He was taken out
supposed to be <cead, but Dr. Crosby
found only a compound fracture of the
left arm, and thinks he may recover.
lAPrPY POET.--T. Buchanan Read,
one of America's truest poets, has lately
added to the stock of his poetical inspir
ations a beautiful and accomplished wife.
Having an additional source of inspir
ation, we shall expect in the course of a
year or two several small, neat editions
of new works from him !
FAST Russ.ie.-The Montgomery Marl
admits that Mr. Buchanan rsns very fast, but
finds a reason for it as follows: But it's be
cause he's is going down ill ! Three weeks
ago he was at the top of the hill--& fortnight
hence, he'll be at the bottom. Oh, he beats
'em all going douza '
Hurrah! hurrah! by h-ll, hurrah!!
A GOOD WITNESS.-We are not it
the habit of publishing what may be
called electioneering letters, when the
writers are unknown. Such communi
cations are, as a general rule, to be re
ceived cautiously, and as deserving ol
little faith. The following letter has
been published in several journals, and
as the writer is endorsed by our friends
of the Bee, as an honorable and influen
tial Democrat, we consider his evidence
of the state of feeling at the North in
reference to the candidates for the Presi
dency is entitled to much weight-more
particularly so, as it is corroborative of
other testimony to the same effect from
other sources.
To THlE DEMOCRATIC ELECTORS or
THE STATE OF NEW YORK-Editors of
the New York Express.-"Hear me for
my cause and be silent that ye may
hear." I speak to you as one who ever
since he had a vote has invariably cast
it for the whole Democratic ticket. I
speak to you as one who loves the Union
of these States above all party consider
ations. I appeal to you to save- this
glorious Empire State from the embrace
of Black Republicanism and Disunion.
ism. Do you ask how is this to be done?
Bear with me then, while I relate a little
of my experience. I have just returned
from a tour through Central and
Western New York. I have found the
party to which you and I are attached,
most treacherously betrayed by those
who have hitherto ranked as its leaders.
In Central New York these leaders have
almost in a body gone over to Seward's
protege, Col. Fremont. The same is
true of pcrtious of the extreme West.
The masses have followed these traitors
and the result is, the Democratic party
is well nigh annihilated. Now I per
ceive that we have a duty to perform to
our country which overrides all party
lines. The election of Fremont, I should
consider as one of the greatest calami
ties that could possibly befall the nation.
How can we best prevent it, is the very
natural inquiry ? I can answer,.aue tlA
State of .New York, and thus throw the
election of President into the House. If
the Democratic party are so unwise as
to nominate a Buchanan Electoral ticket,
one important step is taken, the direct re
sult of which is, to almost ensure the
State for Fremont. I have some confi
dence in the honest Democratic masses.
I believe they love the Union, and mean
that it shall be perpetual. I believe they
love it far more than their party, and I
hope and trust that they will adopt the
only possible way of "crushing out" its
foes, and that is by voting for Fillmore
and Donelson. A Democratic triend at
my elbow, suggests that if we adopt this
course it may lead to the election of Fill
more and Donelson by the people. Well
I grant there is a possibility of that, for
the" Tribune" admits that Mr. Fillmore
has an element of positive strength equal
to 100,000 votes, but what then 1 We
know MIr. Fillmore to be true to the
Union of these States. o
That consideration alone is enough to
reconcile me to the bare possibility of
his election. But I have no sort of fear
as to that. Let aus send this election
into the House, and James Buchanan is
the next President, or, if not, John C.
Breckenridge is.
Fellow Democrats, will you, in view
of the facts as they are daily being
brought to your notice, consent by your
votes, to aid indirectly in the elevation
to the Presidency of all other isms
John C. Framont. Upon you rests the
responsibility. SANFORD HAaaRRIso.
as. FILLMORE AND SOUTHERN WHIGS.
-The following was written by Mr.
FILLMORa to a friend after he was elected
Vice President, in 1848:
" Though I have been charged at the
South in the most gross and wanton
manner with being an abolitionist and
incendiary, yet the Whigs oi the South
have cast these calumnies to the winds,
and without asking or expecting any
thing more than what the Constitution
guarantees to them on this subject, they
have yielded to me a most hearty and
enthusiastic support. This was particu
larly so in New Orleans, where the at
tack was most violent. Really, these
Southern Whigs are noble fellows.
Would you not lament to see the Union
dissolved, if for no other cause than that
it separated us from such true, noble and
high-minded associates.
J aLius.-Sam, do you distinguish what for
massa Burlingame go to Niagara Falls?
Sass-No Julius, dis nigger don't know dat,
and will remain for you to 'splain. JoLuas.
-Well, Sam, he expect to find de spotwhere
Sam Patch made has last leap, and den he
will 'scriminate 'tween de .man and de act.
Boston Post.
n MuAN KILLED or HIa owN COFFIN.
,e On Saturday last, a mas who resided in
1e Twenty-ninth street, was killed in a most
singular manner. The following are
* the peculiar circumstances, as far as our
-eporter has been able to learn them
If for, in consequence of the opinion en
tertained concerning his relatives by the
d deceased, who was a man of considera
ble wealth and respectability, they have
made great effort to keep the particulars
- from the public ear. It appears that
e nearly a year ago the deceased, who
was fifty-three years of age, became
strongly impressed with an idea that,
when he should die, the parsimonious
a disnosition of his relatives would lead
f them to put him in a cheap coffin, while
he had a strong desire to be buried in
one of polished rosewood, lined with
white satin and trimmed with silver.
Soon after this strange idea got posses
r sion of his mind, he discovered an ele
gant coffin in one of the principal ware.
Ihouses, which suited him. He pur
chased it for $75; bad it sent to his
residence at nightfall, and stowed it away
in a small closet adjoining his bed room,
where it remained until the time of the
accident.
How it occurred is not known to a
certainty, for the first intimation the
family had of the lamentable occurence
was fron a servant, who, on going to
call him to breakfast, found the door
wide open, and the deceased lying upon
the floor dead, with his coffin at his rsde.
She screamed, which soon brought the
family, and on raising the body the
skull was found erushed in upon the
brain. He was discovered about 8
o'clock yesterday morning, when, to all
appearance, he had been dead several
hours. On examining the closet, a bot
tle containing a quantity of sherry wine
was found, and as Saturdit night was
excessively warm, he is supposed to have
gone to the closet in order to procure
the wine to use with some ice water he
had on a small table by ha bedhe. It
is thought that he mast have sought
for it in the dark, and by some mistake
upset the como, which stood nearly up
right. Becoming seasble that it was
falling, he probably made an effort to
get away, when he fell, and the outer
end struck his head with sufficient force
to fracture his skull and cause almost
immediate death. The inquest will be
held with all possible secrecy. The un
fortunate impression of the deceased
concerning his relatives is a sufficient
reason for withholding the names of the
parties.-[N. . . Times.
LIELIn G TIRtm Fairns.- -1e New
Hampshire Patriot, the organ of the
Buchanan Democracy in that State,
says:
"It is a foul libel on the Democracy of
New Hampshire to say that they are in
favor of the extension of slavery. Yet
the Black Republicans make this charg
against us every day, knowing it to be
false."
The Boston Post, the organ of the
same party in Massachusetts, character
izes the charge thus :
"It is a slander upon the Democratic
party to say that it is in favor of the ex
tension of slavery."
How the Southern Democracy will
vindicas themselves against the charge
made by the Patriot and Post, of "libel
ing" and "slandering" their Northern
brethern, is no part of our business. It
certainly evinces a most desperate state
of political morals to see the members of
the Southern wing of the party uttering
"foul libele" and "slanders" upon the
Northern wing. It evinces a degree of
fraternal affection and harmony peculiar
to the Democracy.-Augusta Chronicle.
Among the speakers at Ablington,
Mass., on the Ist of August, to celebrate
the emancipation of the West India ne
groes, by which smiling plantations
were turned inte bear gardens, was the
Rev. M. D. Conway, the Unitarian prea
cher of Washington City, who created
so much excitement among his congre
gation recently by a violent abolition
harangue on the Sabbath. He is a na
tive of Virginia, and an eloquent speaker.
Ex-Mayor Conrad, says a letter from
the Allegheny City, Pa., has written a
letter there advising the abandonment of
Fremont and Johnston, and the endorse
ment of Fillmore and Donelson ; sad the
writer states, furthermore, that Mayor
Conrad's advice was taken, and that the
Fremont Club marched over to the Fill
more Club room, and ranged themselve
under the flag of Fillmore and Donelson
It will be recollected that Mayor Conrad
was the President of the Fremont sad
Johnston Convention.

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