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TIE AMERICAN PATRIOT
DC1N 4c G Et KEN, EAKon n< Proprietors. cratôiT£5îsîâMî SATURDAY, January 12, 1S56. Brrhe Rev. Mr. Hamlin will preach in tho Baptist church to-morrow (Sunday). Service to commence at 11 o'clock, A. M. * Thanks to the Hon. John Slidell fo r late favors. , gf Attention is called to the article found in another column under the head of "Plan of Organisation." The ideas therein advanced, suit our views exactly, and we reccommend them to the attcntion«of our readers. Had it not been for the wanton and insulting course pur aued by the pscudo-Democrats at the opening of the session, passing resolutions denouncing in tho most uncalled for manner, the Native A mcrican party. There cannot be a doubt but that a fusion would have taken place between the national men of all parties, which would have resulted in the defeat of the Black Repub. lie an.- and iu the election of n good sound na tional man, to the Speaker's chair. The position of things now will not allow any Native American member so far to com promise the dignity of his party and his own self respect as to vote for the Democratic candidate. If this bigoted, narrow minded, insulting reso lution is withdrawn, the national men of all parties can unite in thc election of a Speaker, and thereby easily defeat the Black Republicans Such a step, would be but simple justice to the Native American Party, and we have no doubt would meet with the entire approbation of the masses of both parties.— [Amer. Dem. HTA new (filibustering expedition has been under way iu and about the city of New Vork for some time past. The "Northern ... , , , Light was about to sail from the harbor of that city under very suspicious circumstances, but was promptly detained by the proper au thorities under thc direction of the President This was right and proper, and Mr. Pierce deserves tho thanks of the country for the pat riotic action he has taken in this matter. ^*The article under thc title of "A model dun," found in another column of the paper, is recommended to thc special attention of our delinquent Subscribers and Patrons,—their name is legion. »"It is rumored that Banks is elected speaker of the House of Representatives, in congress, but the report wants confirmation. If it is true there can be no dispute that the Aboiitionists have achieved a signal triumph. The Wash ington Organ, the leading Native American Journal in the country, is decidedly opposed to Banks, and repudiates thc idea of electing any such man to so prominent a position. We hope that the rumor may prove to be false. Richardson or any good national man free from Abolition taint, is our choice, but away witli Banks. The Eighth of January This day, the anniversary of the victory of of New Orleans, was appropriately celebrated in our town on Tuesday last by the "Fire Company," which turned out on the occasion in full dress uniform, parading the streets much to the entertainment of the crowd assembled to witness the display. The streets wore so mud dy it was totally impracticable to bring out tho engine which was allowed to remain, du ring the exercises, under cover. The citizens of Clinton can boast of a greater number of amiable, beautiful women, and chivalrous, handsome men, than any other town of the same size in thcStnfo. If any one doubts it let him visit us on some such occasion as last Tuesday witnessed, and he can judge for him self. We have several ladies, had they lived iu the days when Paris decided upon the claims of thc rival beauties, they could have entered with credit the list of competition for the gol den apple, and perhaps would have carried oil' the prize from both Venus and Juno. At night, a grand Bull was given by the Company, in the Court House, which, notwith standing the inclemency of the weather, was a very fine affair. Thc attendance was not large but sufficient to make the entertainment gay and sociable without being crowded. The Firemen attended in their beautiful dress which seemed to kindle emotions in thc bosoms of the "fair ones," reciprocal to the Haines lit up in the hearts of thc sterner sex by their own sweet faces and bright eyes, and "all went mer ry as a marriage bell." A beautiful banner was presented in the I i I j morning to the company by Miss Isa. Comstock I wrought by her own hands, flourishing in many ' devices and skilful handy work appropriate aild apt to the purpose and characterol'tile donees, j Me regret our absence at the presentation as the speech delivered on thc occasion would j have been interesting to our readers and orna- j mental to the columns of the Patriot. Her modesty however seems to have got the better ! of her ambition and she declines giving n copy - for publication. Among other ladies nresent > . .. B omics piiMin , at the Ball, we noticed Mrs. Nicholls, of Thespian celebrity; she eutered Into the spirit . , , .. j o ii. (...nee, will nun. 1 zest, and seemed to £ X the'stTe ' at 1Ul,K ' 551,11 I tage. Light r -----"*" -- The New York Journal nf Commerce, of the ! 26 th ult., gives the following account of the , seizure ofthe steamship Northern Light, al-j ready announced by telegraph: The steamer Northern Light, of tho Nicara-1 gua line, was seized yesterday by the United ' of _. -, . „ , ' The Seizure of the Steamship Northern States authorities of thi ehsrg being engaged in violating the neutrality laws by having on board soldiers and munitions of war destined for Nicaragua, and U. S. officers were put on board her to prevent her sailing. She, however, started for her voyage, carrying the U. S. officers along with her. The District Attorney having heard of it, repaired to the custom-house barge office, presenting a tele graphic despatch from Washington, directed to Mr. Van Boskcrck, Deputy Surveyor, which is supposed to have read thus: "The North ern Light must he detained at all hazards." j The steam-tug Edmund Griffin happening to be j passing, was immediately hailed, and ordered j to take the revenue cutter Washington, (which i lay in Buttermilk Channel, between Governor's I Islandand Brooklyn,) in tow, without delay, ] which ordered Mr. McManus, hoarding officer, ; proceeded to execute. Not more than an hour bad elapsed, the cutter having been towed about abreast the barge office, near Castle Gardent when the Northern Light was seen moving out from her slip, at [tier 8, North River. The cut ter was then headed for the middle of tho river the steamer sheering off towards Bedlow's Is land as she approached. Anticipating an event of this character, an immense concourse of people had gathered along the walls of the battery and the piers ad jacent, among whom the most intense excite ment was now manifegtcdi a8 the movements nf the reS p ec tiv e vessels indicated a purpose on thc one part t0 attcln » t a flght) and at this ; moment with apparently a fair chance of suc cess ; while on the part of the pursuer the race was kept up with resolute persevcrence. Pres entlv the vessels reached a point opposite El is's Island, when the cutter fired a blank cart ridge, by direction of the officer in command, Capt. Foulkes, (Captain llunter being hubs' posed,) but without any perceptible effect, as the steamer kept on Iter way. In about three minutes, the vessel proceeding at a rapid rate , , , , , water towards the Jersey shore and throwing . , , u f , ., , ... . ,, , ., : a second gun, shotted, was tired across the | , ,, j steamers bow—thc ball ncochetting over the I thc spray in flnestyle. The steamer forthwith I lowered her ensign and stopped the engines, i The cutter went alongside and made fast, while tnc 1 st lieutenant and Mr. Woods, Inspector of Customs boarded her, with instructions to examine the ship's papers, and see if all was right. The captain of the cutter hailed the Northen Light: " Have y ou cleat ed from the custom house ?" Answer, "We have." "Has the U. S. District Attorney attempted to detain you ?" Answer, "He lias not." Capt. Foulkes then gave orders to let the ship go ; but against this the boarding officers remonstrated, alleg ing the falsity of the answers, and assorting that the District Attorney had met with resis tance and abuse on the dock. The N. L. was then ordered to round to and return to the city, which was immediately done, and she anchored off Jersey City, where she now lies under the guns of the Washington, with directions to remain there until further orders. Something was said last night about the steamer giving bonds and sailing at 12 o'clock ; but this was thought improbable. The Government officers judged from the appearance of thc steamer that she must have had on board about 500 or 600 passengers, as her decks seemed thronged with men, and it was remarked that the majority were a " hard looking set." Of their connection with the Nicaragua colonization scheme, no doubt was entertained. Thc steamer's dock in thc fore noon, before she left, presented a scene ofhois lerious excitement, during which some persons were pressed overboard by the swaying crowd. The appearance of the District Attorney there produced a visible sensation, hut fortiuAtely without any serious personal altercation. Flan of Organization. We subjoin a plan for the organization of thc House upon National principles, sent to us by an esteemed correspondent. Of its ration ality there can be no doubt. Its feasibility, un fortunately, is altogether another question. The conservative portion of the American darty—thc National Americans, hoped at tho beginning of the Session, that sonic plun might be adopted, which should keep from the Black Republicans the tremendous power which thc possession of the patronage belonging to the House of Representatives will throw into their hands. Even before any overture had been made, on tiie very threshold of the session, they were assailed in contumacious terms by thc pseudo-democracy. The object of that par ty has now become apparent. They are per fectly willing to throw all thc power alluded to I into the hands of those who are, ami have pro j fessed to be, the enemies of the South. They, who have always professed to be th sworn I foes of Abolitionism, are ready to advance ils ' interests to the utmost, provided in the end, it may be made to enure to their advantage, j We see no hope that they will agree to any compromise, for what is the country to them j if they save it from destruction, provided that j in sodoing, they lose their places. Their motto heretofore has been "rule or ruin." It now ! reads, "ruin and rule." - a 1'Lax fok rnr organization of tub house. > ■ ., . , , H is evident (Vom the various ballotin' t |,. jj oi| of v, that the National Democrats and ! j Americans have a majority of the votes cast for! Spiakei. Now, uiv plan for an organization of I thc 1!oaSe U this: !st - Lct t!,e democrats meet I in caucus immediately upon adjournment of "' I K 1:1(1 £' alm, oi:s aim unprovoked insult | flung in the face of the National Amekicaxs bv ! their caucus resolutions of the Sd inst, and , thus make the 'amende honorable' to their j American broth civ mid equals, for this ill-fated and ungenerous assault. j This done, and accepted by the National A-1 ' raericans, then let there he, 2d. A fair and ; equitable division ofthe ..irions offices and ' the House, and unanimously and honestly take I ,, ArK lhc g ,. aUlitous posts of profit between the two parties who may thus have effected the organization. Upon no grounds can an alliance take place between the National Democrats and National Americans, until the gross insult embodied in those Democratic resolutions referred to, is re voked. Until the resolutions are rescinded by the body who passed them, no National Amer ican can, without ignoring his self-respect, and that of his party, vote for the Democratic nom inee. It would he to lick the dust from the i_, ( , ot h [, e was kicked. We hope no American will so far forgot his manliness, the honor of )lis ]mrtVi and ti le success of his prin cip]eg) as t0 vote f or any 0 ne of those Demo crats whose ,, am e is appended to those ill-ad v ; se j resolutions. Ag to tllc gficond feature of our plan, its fair ness is apparent. It needs no elaboration. Now, Mr. Editor, we think onr plan, if adop ted, would lead to a safe and speedy organiza tion of the House without any sacrifice of dig nity or self-respect by either party. And un less something like this be adopted, disorgani zation must continue, or what is more, the black republicans may succeed. That black flag can never be upheld by National Americans, no more can the flag of insult of thc Democrats' None but a pure, spotless American Hag can be sustained bv National Americans. W. The President's Message To use a common phrase, thc telegraph has taken the starcli out of this document, and the substance of it has been made known to our readers some days ago. It is necessary, how evsr to publish it entire, as well for the conve nience of reference, as being a historical epit ome of the condition of the country, both in its foreign and domestic relations. A portion of our people—and they are not small in number—will not read the message, : as they will no other newspaper article of such | J , * inordinate lenulh, simply because ltwilloccu - ' ) J . . py too much tune to do so. For their conve nience wo will extract the essence, and give it to them in a concentrated form. After a very brief reference to the tranquili ty, peace and prosperity enjoyed by thc coun try, he proceeds to review oui foreign relations beginning with Central America.—The diver sity of interpretation of the Clayton-Bulwcr treaty threatens to complicate the difficulties between Great Britain and this country more than is desirable. By that treaty it was stipu lated that neither party "will ever occupy, er fortify, orcolonize, or assume, or exercise any dominion over Nicaragua, Costa Rica, tfcte Mos quito Coast, or any port of Central America." This clause our Government interprets into a relinquishment by Great Britain of all claim of all claim of right in Central America, except a qualiffed possession of the Belize Honduras, for the purpose of cutting mahogany and dye woods ; thc United States also agreeing that no dominion thereafter should be exercised by them in any part of Central America. Such restrictions being understood to be equally and reciprocally binding. But Great Britain so in terprets the convention as to maintain unchan ged all her previous pretensions over the Mos quito Const. These pretensions are founded on the assumption of political relations between Great Britain and the remnant of Indians on that coast, entered into at the time when the whole country was in the collonial possession of Spain. Thc President meets the arguments of the British government in support of their trparts construction of the treaty boldly and ably. The case, as stated by the message, is a clear and strong one against England. The mes sage says that the last communication from tiie English government declares that it sees no reason why a conciliatory spirit may not enable the two governments to overcome all obstacles to a satisfactory adjustment of the subject. While the President avows the hope that such may be the result, he expresses the apprehension that future efforts are not likely to be attended with better success than past ones. The recruiting business is next referred to, and more made of than it deserves, consid ering that Great Britain has already disavowed any intention of interfering with our munici pal laws. The Sound Dues are next introduced. We should not submit to those tolls, because they in efleet, recognize the light of Denmark to treat as a closed sea, one of the great maritime highways of nature. It is more advisable to compensate her liberally for all improvements of the navigation of the Sound or Belts. All past .liffic lilies with other foreign na tions are either settled, or in a train of settle ment, and our relations with them are of the most friendly kind. The receipts during the fiscal year ending June 8", 1855, were §65,003,930 ; the expen ditures for tiie same period, exclusive of pay ments on account of ihe public debt, $56,36.5 - 393. The amount expended in redeeming the public debt, including premium and interest, was $9,8-ld,528. The balance in the Treasury on the 1st July, 1855, was $18,931,976. The receipts for the first quarter subsequently and ly the estimated receipts for the remainder of thc year, amount to $67,918,731, which, inclusive of the balance in the Treasury, will give as the available resources of the current fiscal year, the sum of $86,856,720. The expenses ofthe I of the current fiscal year are estimated at $71, j:226,846, inclusive ofthe three millions due nul $7,750,00(1 appropriated on ac | count of the debt due to Texas, leaving an cs- tiuiated balance in the Treasury on tho 1st of July, 1656, of $15,628,893 41. The public j d .bt is reduced to less than $10,000,000. The excess of expenditures over recepts iu the Post office has been $2,626,2 ni. The amount of public land su'd and otherwise disposed of, ex coods 24.500,0(10 acres, 185 380 I Mexico, yielding the sum of In regard to the Army he advocates the in stitution of a retired list and a partial reorgani zation. He rceommendsthat thc stall he main ly composed of details from the line. He urges, a gradual increase of the Navv, but says nothing in regard to the action of the late Naval Retiring Board. The letter pert of thc Message consists of an elaborate review of the Slavery question. We have before given an ample summary of the views of the President upon this subject. Be takes high Southern ground in favor of State rights, and treats the spirit of aggression man ifested by the citizens of the non-slnveholding States in a bold, manly style. The message lias been tho subject of very general remark for the extraordinary high tone it has assumed, and by the freesoil press is most severely criticised and commented upon. —N. O. Com. Bui. The Eighth of January. This day, forty-one years ago, was fought one of the most memorable and decisive bat tles recorded in thc history of our country. It was the last blow struck at the foe of our ancestors ; the oppres five tyranny that would have throttled our infant Republic and smoth ered that incipient liberty whose stalwart growth and magnificent development is now alike thc admiration and the envy of mankind. The Eighth of January should be to Ameri cans what Yorktown was to our revolutionary fathers—the grand finale to tho clash of steel and roar of cannon that proclaimed anew the invincibility of freemen when striking for their firesides and families—and should be the last day whose anniversary be suttered to pass in Louisiana without its importance and glory being remembered. The gallant and chival rous Jackson and his heroic little army, who saved our metropolitan streets from the tread of the invader, will come up to the vision of many a patriot on the anniversary of their great victory, and inspire anew the flames of patriotism and awaken that deep and absorb ing love of country and liberty that peculiarly marks the -American character. We trust iheir examples of patriotism and loyalty may live green in the heart ef the nation, and the re motest posterity, ever love and revere their memory and strive to emulate their deeds in the hour of national peril.—B. It. Advocate. An Impressive Warning. The Hon. David Stuart was engaged as coun sel for the prosecution in the ease of Oscar T. Caldwell, charged with embezzlement while conductor on the Chicago and Burlington Kail Road, and which was tried recently at Chicago and resulted in a verdict of guilty. The clos ing speech of Mr. Stuart was avcry.able one, and called forth frequent applause. We give below a short extract from it, and would most fre quently commend its careful and attentive per usal to all persons who, by possibility, may be subjected to temptation. It is worth a thou sand ordinary sermons,, and may save hundreds of " fast young men" from that career whose end is perdition: Ah, gentlemen, the pivot on whim all this sad drama turns is condensed into that single expression, "I have lived too fast!' Pregnant words ! They should fall from this court l oom like a tocsin on the giddy whirl of young men below. The multitude that has watched with varied emotions, but all with intense interest, thc saloons and in all thc popular resorts of youth. I have lived too fast! It is the most forcible as it is the most graphic expression of the unhealthy life that characterizes, I shall be allowed to say, a multitude of young men in this beautiful city. In no town in the world do the centres of allurement and temptation bear such a proportion to the population. Ex travagance in dress, extravagant living, danger ous extravagance everywhere, is apparent to thc observer, nor need that observer wear pu. ritanical glasses to see what I allude to. Pei - haps it is the inseparable incident of thc mar velous growth of this great city ; and when the things become more settled, and when the more conservative institutions of society be come established, their superior moral force will cause all the other elements and tendencies to revolve around the true central influences of society." Tiie Jit, without a Bottom.— On the bridge that crosses the Grand Rapids we met a hale old man and his wife, with eleven sons, seven daughters, and thirty-seven grand-children, with numerous horses, carts, wagons, oxen, cows, calves, sheep, and furniture of antiqua ted appearance ; among which were to be seen cradles for babies, cradles for grain, spinning wheels, pots and ketttes and almost everything requisite for a settlement such as fifty blood relations will make in the Grand river country. After the train stopped, we made some inqui ries, and asked tiie old gentleman what use could he made of a bottomless jug, which was carefully stowed away among his domestic equipments, and received thc following reply : " Why, sir, I am a man of many years and have worked other people's land all my days, and paid from four to nine bushels of wheat per acre a year for doing it—and have all the time used a jug wkh a bottom to it, by which all my profits have been wasted, and I was sick of feeding both landlord and rumseller— so I sent seven of my boys to Mexico to fight for their country. They all got back safe, and bought seven sections of land, that please God will be mine without rent. And now that jug you see there shall hold all the whiskey and rum that will be used in my whole family while I control them. Old General Taylor told my son John that a jug without a bottom was tiie best kind of a jug to put liquor in, and 1 believe it. I So Is Is A A / or - ISSEYS and Kerscvs, at cost J j 1 '2 7INE ehe ' JI2 In of of [For the American Patriot.} THE OLD TEAB'S DIRGE Almighty spirit, Ruler of thc skies, Thy inspirations humbly I invoke, to breathe Thy softer bliss upon a human heart, Susceptible of human frailties, human joys And woes—inspire my soul to siiig aloud l'ho notes of Natures Muse I Lonely I sit, 'tis midnights pensive hour, Around my lowly cot of human architecture, Lonely the surging tempest's roll and swell Upon in y car in many a mournful strain, Metliinks it is thc dirge of the departing years, Now moaning sadly in the zephyr's voice, And soft echoing from the lisping trees, 'Tis like the song of some departing soul, Whose life was chequered oer witli many a pain, And many a blissful joy. 'Tis sad and yet, I love that strain so full of heavenly melody, Although uiy heart seems bursting over run With its great floods of thought— Thoughts not of earth and so did vanities, But brighter scenes beyond that vail, So dark that Screens eternity from view, How many a hope and fond loved favorite, Hath perished in this year that now, Is sadly passing fyom the stage of time, How many a widowed heart bewails, The deep misfortunes it hath brought— How many a sigli from griefs atllietion, Mingles with the breze that moans its dirge, And yet how many a saddened heart, Oerflowod with sorrow 'finds a peace, So sweet that al) of woe and grief. Is lost. How many a joyous smile, Casts it bright beam to penetrate thc gloom, That midnight's patli around us thrown, And if on earth so many a joy is felt, And hearts so many swell with love and peace, How many a harp of sleepless music rolls, Its melody in heaven, llow many a note Of innocence bursts from the souls Of those immortal in tiie upper skies, Whose tongues are tuned to blissful eestacy, Where they have found a land of happiness, So pure that human thought formed not, A slight conception of its spotlessness, Oh 1 could the ear of one on earth but hear, Those songs of love on high, then might we hope, A like sensation—then the soul might rise, in sweet hosannas to its God! Thus sang The year moves from the stage—It seems Alive, alone in memory—its incidents, In dark oblivion crushed. 'Tis just as men, V transient traveller below—one day is born, Young, his soul awakens to the scenes, Of busy life, to sport a moment lierc, Then hurries to the grave, to sloop forgotten, And alone. And I must pass This same short course, must meet a doom, So dark and drear. But when this body, Solitary moulders in the lonely grave, Oh! then, may this same soul hurst forth anew, In those bright regions of eternal day, And revel there amid seraphic hosts. Content and happy with its former—God! 1 at PROCEEDINGS OF POUCE JURY. THE STATE OF LOUISIANA, Parish of East Feliciana. Monday, Jan. 7th, 1856 The Police Jury far the parish of East Fe liciana, La., met at the Mayor's Office in the Town of Clinton on this day, it being the reg ular time of meeting for the month of January, when tiie President called the Jury to order, and the roll being called, the following mem bers answered to tlieir names, to-wit : II Aim No 1.—R. FLOWER— (absent ;) " " 2— J. A. NORWOOD, " " 3.—THUS. CASON—(absent;) " " 4.—C. GORE; " " 5.—1). C. Mc.MILLAN—(absent;) " " 6.—M. PERKINS; " " 7.—I. N. DeLEE : " 8—1). BARFIELD—(absent;) II hen J. A. Norwood, member elect from the 2nd Ward, in place of B. M. G. Brown resigned, presented his credentials, took the oath of office, and entered upon the discharge of tiis duties as a police member. There not being a quorum present, thc Pres ident of the Police Jury ordered the Clerk to have the absent members notified that they have adjourned to Monday 14th of January 1856, when they are requested to be in their places. Attest: C. GORE, IV. II. Green, Clerk. Pres't. Police Jurv. 1*56, Notice. 1856, / 1 0X ST A NTI.Y on hand, fresh and genuine V GROCERIES A: PRO VISIONS. As I am undetermined how long I will remain here, I will sell for cash only at low prices to suit the times. Those indebted to Harris & D'Arinond or myself, will please call and settle without delay. jl2 J. G. D'AKMOND. 4 S I am endeavoring to close business, I will ■tl sell many articles at cost. 1 shall keep on hand a general assortment of provisions and gro ceries, at lowest prices lor cash. irWFcrsoiis indebted please settle without delay J. G. D'ARMOND. j ATS St. Louis, tor sale by D'ARMOMD. Clothing at Cost. IS lam anxious to dispose of my stock of cloth - V ing, I atn now offering it at cost for Cash.— Those wanting to liuv would do well to call. nov3 ' G A NEAFITS: SUCCESSION SALE. The State of Louisiana, [ Seventh District Court Parish of East Feliciana. [ No. 2394. In the matter ef the succession of Martha A. Kent deceased. I N pursuance of and by virtue of a commis * sion directed to me from the Honorable Court aforesaid, I will otter for sale at peblic auction at thc Court house door, in the town of Clinton, Parish aforesaid, on WEDNESDAY 30th DAY OF JANUARY" next, at the hour of ten oclock a. m. The following described property belonging to the said succession, to wit : A certain tract of land situated in the afore said parish, supposed to contain one hundred and sixty (160) acres, bounded on the north by Albert D. Woodard, west by the Ragland tract, cast by lands of Mrs. Cassandra Har rell. Terms of Sale—Cash, provided the land brings thc amouut of the appraisement. JAMES WELSH. Die. 29 1653. Auctioneer, F. P. LEGAL SALES AUCTION SALÎT Of Valuable Negro Property, 1 WILL offer sale at Public Auction, j; tv door of the Courthouse in Clinton' (, n ° e TUESDAY, 29th day. of JANUARY, 135« at 11 o'clock of said day, the following „„„J. and described slaves, belonging to Mrs. Melindï Gray, to wit: ' 04 Negro man named BOB, aged about 42 year. Negro man named ALBERT, aged about 31 Negro girl HESTER, aged about 16 years. " The above property is sold for no fault hut for the purpose of paying debts, ' " ' Terms of Sale—CASH. dee 29 _ JAMES W ELSH, Aiict'r. SUCCESSION SALE. The State of Louisiana, ) 7th District Court Parish of East Feliciana, j No. 2353. ' In the matter of the Succession of Harriett B Whitehead, dec'd. ■ THE undersigned, Auetionee in and for the 1 yarish of East Feliciana, will -xpose toPuh. lie Auction, on FRIDAY, the EIGHTH day of FEBRUARY next, at the hour of 11 o'clock A. M., or between said hour and 4 o'clock P, J of said day, at the iast place of residence of said deceased, the following described property belonging to said succession: '' * A certain tract of Land, situated in saidPt r . ish, being the same upon which said deceased resided at tiie time of her death, containiiw Seven hundred Acres more or less, with all the improvements thereon. Bounded on the west by lands of J. IV. Norwood, north by IV. B Rogers, cast, by thc Amite River, south by 1 J. Rogers. Having been commissioned by the honorable Court aforesaid, to sell said tract of Land ou the 31st of December, 1855, and haviug sold said tract of land, for the sum of four thousand three hundred dollars, and the purchaser thand of having failed io comply with thc terms and conditions of the sale, the said tract of land will now be sold at the risk of the former pur chaser at the last side. Terms of Sale. Cash—provided it brings tho appraisement and if after repeatedly crying the same, and it should not bring the appraisement, it will immediately be reofferred on a credit of twelve months, the purchaser to give approved per sonal security, and consent that a mortgagebe retained on the land to secure the payment of the purchase price. JAMES WELSH, Jan. 5, 1586 - ' Auctioneer. SUCCESSION SALE. Tm: State of Louisiana, [Seventh District Court Parish of East Feliciana. ( No. 2352. In the succession of Harriett R. Whitehead deceased. IN pursuance of, and by v irtue of a Commis sion directed to me from the Honorable Court aforesaid, I will expose to sale, at public auction at the last place of residence of deceased, on SATURDAY THE 26th DAY OF JANUARY NEXT, 1856. The following described property belonging to said succes sion, to-wit: Negro man PETER, aged 36 years; " " FRANK, " 6t> years; "woman FANNY, " 43 ye • rs ; and her seven children, to-wit : " Boy JAKE, " 15 years: " " JESSc, " 13 yearc; " Girl NANCY, " 11 years; " " LITT IIA " 9 years; " " MARIA, " 7 years; " " FEL1SSA, " 4years; " Infant Girl HARRIETT; "Woman KATE, " 35 years, andher five eliildreii, viz : "Girl GINNY, " 18 years; " " SARAH, " 8 years; "Boy SAM, " 4 years p " " JACK, infant; " " J l.vl, aged 2 years; " Woman ÎJLLIA, aged 18 years; Infant girl JULIA, child of Susan ; Woman CLANSSA, aged 34 years; Girl CHARLOTTE, " 13 years; " HARRIETT, "12 years; Negro man JOHN, " 4v years; " " LEWIS " 66 years; " Bov MOSES, " 12 years; Terms of Sale—A credit of one, two and three years from the day of sale, in equal an nual installments. The purchaser to give lib note with approved personal security,, each In stallment to bear eight per cent interest fro® maturity until paid, with mortgage on the property to secure payment, JAMES WELSH, Dec. 22 1855. Auctioneer. SUCCESION SALE. " The Ssate of Louisiana, [Seventh District Court, Parish of East Feliciana, j No. 2414. In the matter of the succession of Elisha IV aller, deceased. "PURSUANT to an order ofthe Honorable Court aforesaid, and by virtue of a com mission to me directed, 1 vv iil offer for sale, It the Court House in the Town of Clinton, Par ish and State aforesaid, at public auction, 0Ï THURSDAY, THE 24th DAY OF JANUABÎ 1856. Between the hours of 11 o'clock a. a and sunset of thc same day. The following property appertainig to said estate, to-wit: A negro woman named SILVA, aged about 20 years; and her child PATSEY ; aged 2 years ; Terms of Sale—One half Cash, and the otlifr half on a credit until tiie first of January, 1S5J» with eight per cent i tercst after due until. —purchaser to give approved personal security and a mortgage retained on the property until final payment of debt, interest and cost, dee 22 JAMES WELSH, '.uctioneer. SUCCESSION SALE The State or Lou siana ) Seventh District Comb Pariah of East Feliciana ) No. 2222. In the succession of Mrs. Parthenia E. Wheeler, deceased. pURSUANR to an order of the Honorable Court aforesaid,to me directed, I will effet for sale at public auc tion, in the Town <■ Jackson, ON WEDNESDAY, THE 30th DAT OF JANUARY 1856. Between the hours of 10 o'clock a. M., and 3 o'clock u. The fob lowing described property, belonging to tM succession aforesaid, to-wit: Negro man SHADRACII, " woman NANCY, and her two chil dren, under ten years of age, LEA and DILLY; Also, Three Cows ; . Terms of Sale—The slaves for one tbiri Cash, the balance on a credit of twelve month* from thc day of sale, with eight per cent io - terest from said dale, to be secured by tvo good, and solvent securities, and a spec» mortgage. The personal property, for all sub* of twenty dollars, and less, Cash. E° r r* sums over that amount, twelve months e rc "" with eight per cent interest from day of s*» and secured by two good, and solvent scciin lias. G.*W. CATLETT, Dec. 29. Auctioneer C Till INGEST WHITE WINE VINEGAR,> r O pickling, at H. S. 13EECHENU A U0N jy 14 late Saddler's Dru g store, Clinton, 1* T RUSSES—of all sizes and kinds, for aale by I. X. LEMON.