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No. 20 Rue du Camp , Nil f. Oi leans.
JOSEPH ETTER offre à vendre à bas prix
pour do comptant, ou acceptances de la ville,
toute sorte d'articles de ce genre, tels que Papier à
Tapisser pour mures, ciels d». lit pour rideaux
avec bordures ; étoffe à Rideaux avec garanitures
Pompons Cordes, Batons Dorés, Corniches:—De
Matelas à ressort, de Crin et Mousse, des Franges,
Rideaux de fenêtre transparents et autres, Mousti
caires, Tapis de laiue, de paille et de toile peinte
etc. ''
Tous ordres seront promptement exécutes.
Octobre 9,1847. liai*
Il a été mis en prison à Plaquemine, Pa
roisse d'Iberville pe 16 courant un nègre
arrêté comme marron, gre qui s'appelle
L Hercules, et qui déclare qu'il appartient au
Docteur Noland demeurant à la Paroisse do Ouest
Baton»Rouge. Il est âgé d'environ 45 ans ; et de
& pieds 8 Ipouccs de taille; aucune marque visibles.
Plaquemine, ce 18 juillet, 1848.

An Ordinance concerning JPedling in the
SEC. 1st; Be itordçirted. &c;, That fron, and
after the promulgation hereof, all persons are
hereby prohibited Mid forbidden to peddle or hawk
fruits confecticiaries, &<"■, within tho incorpora
ted limit» Of the town of Plaquemine.
ÖKCi-id. Bo it ordained, &c„ lhat should any
person be found contravening Section 1st of this
Ordinance,* they shall be fined in a sum not to ox
seed ten dollara, at the discretion of the coutt trying
the same, on conviction thereof before any court of
competent jurisdiction, to be sued for on informa
tion of any citizen of onr town.
See. 3d. Be it, &c„ That should any slave be
convicted of contravening Section 1st of this ordi
nance, the proprietor or employer of such slave
shall be liable to the above penalty.
Approved August 1st, 1848.
L. DESOBRY, Jr„ Mayor.
J. S kdt.ey W ebb , Clerk. an! 7 3t
Selling off at Cost for Cash.
BEING desirous to close out our old stock of
goods, previous to receiving our Fall and
Winter supply, we now offer our entire stock of
Dry Goods at present on hand, at cost for cash.
aul4if BRINEGAR.
A FEW gallons of 15 years old Apple Brandy
on hand, and for sale at $1 50 per gallon, by
JUST received a fresh supply of superior Ken
tucky Lard, and for sale by
A LARGE supply of superior sugar cured
Hams, just received and for 3ale by
au!4tf BRINEGAR.
M key, for sale by
'Bourbon" Whis
cure of rheumatism, scrofulous affections, diseases
of the skin, and eruptions of various kinds. It is a
powerful tonic and alterative, and it. valuable as a
restorative in depraved conditions of the system,
though its most extensive and useful application is
in the treatment of secondary syphilis, and syphi
loid diseases, and that shattered state of the system,
which follows the imprudent use of mercury in
these affections. Forsale by
aulü L. C. THOMAS, Druggist.
SIA N APERIENT—For,dyspepsia, indi
gestion, nervous debility, giddiness, head ache, aci
dity of the stomach, habitual costiveness, cutaneous
diseases, gout, gravel, &c., and highly valued as a
gentle, cooling purgative. For sale by
a« 10 L. C. THOMAS, Druggist.
OLOGNE—A superior article for sale by
L. C. THOMAS, Druggist.
aulO L. C. THOMAS, Druggist.
A LARGE asssrtment of pure atid
good medicines can be had at the
Plaquemine Drug Store. Planters wish
ing a.supply for Plantation use, are invi
ted to call and try them. They will be
sold at city prices, and the expense of
freight saved to the buyer.
WAS committed to the Jail of
this Parish, on the 16th inst.; taken
up as a runaway, a negro man nameo
Hereules, who says he belongs dt
Doct Nolaud residing in the parish
ofWest Baton Rouge. Said negro
is about 45 years of age, five feet seven inches in
height and lias no visible marks.
. HENRY StLLIV AN, Jailor.
Plaquemine July 18th, 1848.
To the FaMic.
THE subscriber, having entirely renewed his
stock from the Northern market, offers for
Rale the most complete and valuable assortment of
PriAeMa, Issues, Doctrines, Platforms, fife., ever
offered to the Southern market. His articles are
carefully selected to suit every age, taste, disposi
tion and climate; and he warrants that every custo
mer, no matter what may be his creed, shall be ex
actly suited. He has on hand a variety of lives of
General Cuss, which are exceedingly low.
Having no farther use for his old stock of Issues,
remaining on hand since 1844, and anxious to get
rid of them, he offers them for sale on the most rea
sonable terms. The attention of purchasers is par
ticularly called to the Oregon Question, for which he
only asks 5« 40, but will take 43 fl
have any difficulty.
au17 It
4900 rather than
Soutfju'u Sentinel.
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No engagement.«» for advertising Will be made fo» a longor
period than three months, half payment made in advance.
IC/'In no case can the above conditions be departed from.
Millard Fillmore Triumphantly De
We copy from the lice, says the Na
tional, with great pleasure, the following
able vindication of Mr. Fillmore, and
overwhelming exposure of the infamous
false, fraudaient, nnd malicious slanders
published against him by venal and sub
sidized papers in support of the veto
power and kingly prerogative party, who
sail under the false and hypocritical Hag
of democracy. It is a perfect extinguish
er, and we invite honest democrats, who
neither seek nor expect office, and whose
only motive of action in a contest like the
present is to promote the good of their
country, to come up and look at the mis
erable deformity of their unprincipled
leaders as they stand unmasked in all
their meanness before the world, and to
inflict upon them the scorpion lash of in
dignant rebuke.
The Case of the Creole—Mr. Fill
more's Votes—Another Calumny Ex
posed .—In the batch of slanders which
Locnfocism in Louisiana has fabricated,
in the desperate hope of injuring Gen.
Taylor by striking at him through Mil
lard Fillmore, by far the most prominent
is the charge, that during the Congrcssion
nal sepsioti of 1842, Mr. Fillmore aided
and abetted Giddings, the aboli: iotiist in his
infamous attempt to justify, by solemn
resolution, the mutiny and murder perpe
trated by a number ofVirginia slaves on
board of the brig Creole. The charge is
false from beginning to end—it is founded
on falsehood, sustained by ingenious and
dishonest garbling of the Congressional
records, and watjtonly palmed upon the
people of Louisiana by a party, whose so
Jitary chance of success rests upon the
possibility of deluding and misleading the
public mind. We have taken some pains
to investigate this atrocious libel, and au
examination of the journals of the House
of Representatives, will conclusively es
tablish Mr. Fillmore's innocence, and
expose the unscrupulousness and malice
of bis adversaries.
The authors of the Crealç slander as
sert, in the first place, that when Giddings
presented his incendiary resolutions, a
motion was made to lay them on the ta
ble, and that Mr. ^Fillmore voted in the
negative, leaving the bare and nuked in
ference by inserting Fillmore and negative
in large letters, that the whig candidate
for Vice President, was therefore, iu favor
of the resolutions. This falsehood, by
implication, may at once be denuded in
its flimsy covering. The journal of the
House shows that one hundred and twenty
five members voted with Mr. Fillmore
against laying the resolution on the table;
and among their names we find those of
John B. Dawson, John Moore and Ed
ward D. White, being the entire delega
tion from Louisiana, together with a large
number of members from the slnvchold
ing States.
This statement proves incontrovertibly
that Mr. Fillmore went with the South
on that memorable occasion, and that in
common with a large majority of the
members he would not consent to treat
the nefarious resolutions with the usual
parliamentary courtesy, but was in favor
of compelling Giddings to sue for permis
sion to withdraw them. And yet, this
vote of Fillmore, which is to be found in
conjunction with that of the whole Louisi
ana delegation, is recklessly and flagi
tiously distorted by locofocoism, and rep
resented as a vote of aid and comfort to
Giddiugs. We wish the people of the
State to remember that locofocoism reviles
Miliard Fillmore for voting side by side
with John Moore and the lamented Daw
son and White.
This, however, is only part of the evi
dence we shall present of the trickcry and
" Debate arising on this motion, Mr
Fillmore submitted tfiat debate was not in
order, and that the motion for the pre
vious question (by Mr. Weiler) should be
now enfcrtained by the Speaker.
"The Speaker then decided that in his
judgment the matter before the House
was a question of privilege; and that on a
question involving the privilege of a mem
ber of the House, the previous question
could not be applied; and consequently,
that the motion for postponement was
open for debate.
"From this decision Mr. FiMmore took
appeal to the House, and after debate,
"The previous question on the appeal
was moved by Mr. Hopkins, and was de
manded and put, viz : '"Shall the main
question be now put." And passed in the
On the next day the question was put,
viz. "Shall the decision of the chair
stand at the judgment of the House," and
it was determined in the negative : Yens
G4, nays 118.
So that Mr. Fillmore'' s views were
maintained by IJk House, and Mr. Gid
dings ivas thereby refused the privilege of
speaking in defence of his odious résolu
And now, whigs and democrats, we
have laid bare to you the disreputable
juggling of that party which seeks to re*
tain power by fraud and falsehood.—
Beaten at all points; baffled and foiled in
every effort to deceivc the people, and to
traduce the fair fame of Taylor and Fill
more, it has no other rcsourco than to per
sist in the desperate game in which it is
engaged. Its flimsy pretences have been
torn away; its calumnies have been nail
ed to the counter; its wilful garbling; its
false assumptions; its deliberate perver
sions of truth have all been exposed. Let
it go on in the miserable career it has cho
sen. The fanfts of the rattiesnake have
been extracted, and its bite is now harm
Gen. Taylor's Signal Lettep .—The
Tuscaloosa Monitor publishes n letter
written by Gen. Taylor, it: November last,
to a gentleman in that place, which puts
an extinguisher upon the ridiculous pre
tence set up by some of the locofoco or
gans and leaders, that the General, in his
letter to the editor of the Cincinnati Sig
nal, intended-to endorse the views con
tained in the editorial article which the
editor ofthat paper sent to him—more es
pecially ihe principle of the Wilmot pro
viso. Being applied to by n gentleman
in Tuscaloosa to know whether or not he
had intended to endorse the opinions ex
pressed by the editor of the Signal on the
occasion referred t», Gen. Taylor replied
as follows :
Head-Quarters Army of Occupatio*, ^
Camp near Monterey, Nov. 5, 1S47. ^
Sir; Your letter of the 4th ult. has
been received in reply to your remarks
concerning a letter which I addressed
some time since to the editor of the Cin
cinnati Signal. I have no hesitation in
stating that it was not my intention in
that communication to express an opinion
either in concurrence with, or in 'opposi
tion to, any of the views embraced in the
editorial article to which it refers.
The letter itself, like most other letters
of mine on unofficial matters which have
found their way into the newspapers, was
not intended for publication, but simply
written as a matter of courtesy in answer
to one which 1 had received from the gen
tleman in question. For this object, it
was entirely sufficient; though, under the
belief that it would never go beyond this
point, it is quite probable that it may
have teen prepared with that care and
critical accuracy which appears to be so
much required by politicians. It was my
simple desire, on thai occasion, as ha*j
been my custom uniformly through life, to
express my respect for opinions which I
believed to be honestly entertained, and
as long as thus held, my approval of his
maintaining them.
Should it ever bccomc my official duty
to give my opinions op . any or .•>!! of the
political questions referred to in the arti
cle above, mentioned, 1 shall discharge the
duty to the best of my judgment. Until
then, my opinions on such matters, are
neither necessary nor important.
i need hardly add in conclusion, that
this communication is not intended for
the public prints.
I um, sir, very respectfully,
Your ob't serv't,
Maj. Gen. U. S. Army.
Correct life of Gen. Cass.—Illust rated
loi'.h engravings. —The Wheeling, (Va.,)
Times, has commenced the publication of
the correct life of Gen. Cass, in which
several incidents will be named which
have been strangely neglected by the
adintcrim. The work is to be beautifully
illustrated by an engraving of the identi
cal black cockade that he wore, the full
picture of the pedling wagon be sent out
from Detroit to follow his payment ofln
dinn Annuities, and the sword he broke.
It will also contain his IcttersdVom France
upon the Tariff—Ins vote on the subject of
Inte rnal Improvement—bis letter to the
Chicago Convention—a synopsis of his
Wilmot proviso and annexation letters—
a copf of his letter from the Canard
bridge to Gen. Hull, asking whether he
should fight , (after Snelling had put the
Indians to flight)—a fac simile of the
canoe in whifeh he crossed the Northwest
ern lakes from Detroit, holding Indian
treaties at $8 per day while drawing a
salary of $2000 as Governor—engravings
of several picces of mahogany furniture
manufactured in the " Indian Depart
ment" (for the sole use of the Indians of
course)—a picture of the first distillery
erected in Detroit, a short extract from a
well known temperance address, and a
few extracts from a book entitled,the
"King and Court of France," and several
otjier things of interest.
! fl^r*That catiêe which can only be sup
ported, by low vituperation, is weak indeed.
{t/ 5 * Thocsa« Allen, Esq., the founder
and first editor of the "Madisonian," the
organ ol the Tyler Administration in
W ashingiou, has for several years past
resided in the city of St. Louis, and has
recently received the nomination of the
whig party there for State Senator. From
las letter accepting the nomination we ex
tract îhe following. Mr. Allen has here
tofoie been a member of the democratic
party :
"When I saw the platform etpon which
Gen. Cass was placed by the Baltimore
Convention, I saw with unaffected regret
the little light of hope in that quarter°for
the West wholly extinguished; and when,
again, (saw Mr. Van Buren emerge from
his retirement with a fire-brand in Iris
band, and observed the discord, and
"noise and confusion" which those two
candidates were about creating, I felt that
there was no security or shelter against
the impending storm, but to lay hold of
the Rock of Buervn Vista. Seeing that
they were engendering a spirit of hatred
and resentment, exciting sectional preju
dices, and arousing the most dangerous
and tyrannical passions, 1 felt lhat the
cause of political toleration, and the re
pose of the country, if not the safety of the
Union, required that both Cass and Van
Buren should be defeated." *
Gen. Taylor.-*- The New York Herald,
an independent paper with decided loco
focoish propensities, speaking of the an
ti-slavery agitation in the North and it*
probable consequences, holds the follow
ing language :
"In the meantime, what course should
be pursued by the friend? of the Union—
the friends of all the best interests of
the country? The democratic party—
better known by the term of Locofocos—
organized by Mr. Van Buren under the
mantle of Gen. Jackson's popularity, is
about to be scqitcred to the winds of heav
en by the same hand lhat made it. Gen.
Cass's prospects of election arc diminish
ing every day. His friends arc paralyzed
and thunderstruck; the violent supporters
ol Mr. Van Buren arc vociferous aud
noisy. In such a state of things there is
no safety, and no prospect of stability
for our ibstituiious, or of the present ar
rangement between the North and the
South, but in the united support of Gen.
Taylor. The radicals of all kinds have
broken loose from old party ties, and the
conservatives and friends of this glorious
Union, belonging to all former parties,
ought at once to unite and form n com
pact force, for the preservation of mode
ration in government, by the election of
such a great man as Gen. Taylor. This
is ouronly safety."
A Clincher .—Parson Brownlow, one
of th e 'disaffected,' fights manfully, never
theless, against Cass. From n list of
strong facts which he collects for the
people, we take the following, which all
must agree to be a "clincher."
"Keep it before Unpeople —That Gen
Cass's friends say, he was one of the aid
de-camps of Harrison, in the war of 1812,
and was always by his side—that these
same locofoco friends, in 1810 declared
that Harrison was a coward, and not with
in one mile of any battle—and that, as a
matter of course, his aid-de-camp was in
no engagement.
J. H. URE, Master,
HAVING undergone a thorough repair, and no
expense spared to make it one of the most com
fortable Passenger Boats in the trade, will now
make two trips a week, as follows:
Leaves New Orleans every FRIDAY, a 10
o'clock, A. M.,—Returning,
Leaves _Baton Rouge every SATURDAY, at
4 o'clock, P. M.
Leaves Now Orleans every MONDAY, at 5
P. M.—Returning.
Leaves Baton Rouge every WEDNESDAY, at
8 o'clock, A. M.
For Freight or Passage apply on board, or to
Levee, New Orleans.
N. B. Daring low water the Majestic will re
ceive Lafourche Freight, and re-ship by Packet
Boats at Donaldsonville.
RY, for sale at
Jan: 15 RICHARDS'Drug Store.
ELLER Pipkins street, Plaquemine oppo
Mr- A Porrou's Coffee House Dec. "5
duplicity of locofocoism. Much remains
to be added. I he Cass and Under press
designedly omits all reference to another
vote of Mr. Fillmore, in reference to the
resolutions of Giddings. Before the lat
ter withdrew his resolutions, another
question came.before the Ilnnse, to wit :
" Shall the main question he now put,"
Mr. Fillmore, with a majority of tire
House, voted no , thereby refusing to en
tertain the main question, which was,
"that the House do agree to the resolu
tions." (See journal House of Repré
sentatives, 2d session 27th Congress, pa
ges 5G7-8-9 and 370.)
li is true that Mr. Fillmore voted against
the preamble arid resolutions offered I y
Mr. Weller. Iiis object Was to treat
Giddings with withering contempt, as a
brainless, crazy fanatic, not to elevate him
into consequence by an appearancc of
persecution. He wished to see the reso
lutions kicked out of the House, as the ef
fusion of a madmen and besotted bigot.
Mr. Fillmore voted against all proceedings
on the subject, deeming it as much be
neath the dignity of the House to discuss
Mr. Giddings' insane folly, as it would
have been gravely to debate a proposition
to dissolve the Union, or to change the
form of our government. That these were
the motives which influenced Millard Fill
more is evinced by a fact carefully - kept
from view bv his detractors viz : that Mr.
Fillmore did everything in his power to
deny to Giddings an opportunity of mak
ing a speech in his own defence, for hav
ing presented the obnoxious resolutions.
An extract from the journals will suffi
ciently sustain this fact, nnd make still
more manifest the gross and glaring in
justice of the Locofoco press.
Extract from the journal House of Repre
sentatives , 2r/ session 27 th Congress.
M arch 22 d, 18-12, pages 573.
"Pending the motion of Mr. Weiler,
for the previous question, Mr. Giddings
inquired of the chair whether the ell'ect of
that question, if sustained, would be to
exclude him from giving his reasons wby
the resolution should not pass.
"The speaker decided that, ifMr. Gid
din&s desired to be henni in his defence,
and claimed it as a matter of privilege, he
would not entertain the previous question
at this time, as it would cut lain oft from
his rijjht of defence.
"Mr. Giddings then moved that the
further consideration of this subject he
postponed until Thursday week next, to
the end that he might prepare his de

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