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THE FELICIANA DEMOCRAT.
BY G. W. REESE. THE CONSTITUTION.-STATE RIGHTS. ERMS.-$8.
VOL. I. CLINTON, LA. SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 5, 1855. NO. 4.
TERMS.
TIn "FEIICIANA IEMOCRAT" w'll be pub
lished every Wloasoiu,.AY A.D BATcrnlAYt at THRIEE
Iollars per annum. payable in advance. Two cop
les will e ftrn:shed for FIVE DOLLARS.
Anvt.arrsw:1,ir. ilnserted at One Dollar per square
(T W E LV u lines or lean.' for the Ilrat Insertion,
and Ilfty ce.tte for each sulinoqletlt one.
The l'ee for annoutlang a cand date for ofice will
Ie TEN Dollars, payable in advance.
CAitI)S, IPROFESSIONAL, &c.
Jott. Mi'V:Va.Clintont CIW. I.A cVaA, Jackson.
JOIIN & CHARLES M1cVEA,
Attornies at Law,
al4 CLINTON AND JACKSON. LA.
JAMES WELISI. J. I. A.MFORD.
WELSH & SA ., FORD,
Attornies at Law,
CLINTON, LA.
W1 ILL attlnd promptly to nil husilness entrusted
1V to their are inll the Par;sho of East and West
Felicnnam. East ianton Rouge. anad St. Helena.
Ollice int Clinton, on the Eastt side of the Public
Square. a 14
W. FERGUS KERINAN,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
CIINTON. LA.
PRACTICER In the Parishes of East and West
Fel!ciana. a 14
JAMES B. SMITIH,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
CLINTON. LA.
W.ILL attend businiess In East and West Fel 'cana
and St. lillena. a 14
JOH N I. ROBERTS,
Attorney at Law,
OFtoICE: MAIX STvSEET.
it 14 CLINTON, LTA.
IOWMMAN & DE LEE,
Attornies and Counsellors at Law,
CLINTON. L.a.
BI RINE.S entirnated to their care will be prompt
ly attenditd to.
týIJ'CIENIkEs.-Mtee4rs. Oakey & Hlawkinsh; J. B,
Ilyrnt &A 1.'.: Ne.w Orleans. a 1 I
. IIAYNES & ELLdS,
Attornies and Counsellors at Law,
a ll CLINTON, La.
.A t. 1, VI'gilA. J. A. Kll.t.ULItX.
FUQUA & KILBOURItN,
Attornion at Law,
CLINTON, LA.
)':.U'TI('E ih tlth couirts of East ald West Felici
ui all t. al Stl. 11 :letna. a 14
LAW PARTNERSHIP.
111 I ', 1i r:g.ieal, lao i tg .e tred intoi partnershtp
I ii th,'i prae:l c" of ltiler pr l s on.I ) w II attend toi I
lll business entrusted to them iln tlhe puicrlh of East
Aill. to tany business. entrusted to either. It the
adltelett I'ar. sheis. tlhey will attold s.ptrateily.
.h11., in I'l:utoni, Lu. .1.1AMES II. 111USE,
a I I. I.'. IIAItI EE,
IIENRY HIAWFORI.),
Justice of the Peale & Notary iublio,
CLINTON, LA.
l:0111 oil the North sile of the Public Squl:rt.
JAMES WELSII,
Notary Pub.:o and Auot!oneer.
CLINTON, LA.
-W ILLi utenid protmptly to all bsiniess entrustslt
t o biscite.
(.' :: .,North .t corllr or the I'PuI'c S. nar
l)lt . F. 1lIIARVEY.
C JNTIN'I N I tIIt pract cie of his prllofls.on. and
r 1 l. cllully tt Id r.1 I s 1erviccvs o to the c t Zu
o I .ti.t ittd rv c t ly. a 14
Da. C. II. PORTER,
T.".SI'ECTFUL'LY onlrs his Iprol'-s:otal services
-_ t tthe cr t. ,rt of CI ttol. ant its ve l ty.
ii cat always b, fothd. when not tprotess.otnlly
enwa.qtd, at thel Drug Store of Win. Sidler, oil lrck
Iliow. a 14
E. L. IIAYGOOP),
Auo'.lonoer,--...Clinton, La.
P(OM31'T attntion w'll bI given.li tho ie sale o
Real lotat, had Persnal P'rop,,rty w thin the
Parish of Iast Fil c ait. ()111c . inl 1 CItoa. n 14
T. O'CALLAGiHAN,
Tauor,
apr ' 14 JACKSON. LA.
OAIIKEY & IIAWKINS,
Fators an I G n.ral ConunIssfon Mer, hants,
No. 90 GRAVIER STREET,
NEW tiRLEANS.
PG to otlthr their servcrs to Pl'anters and Mer
chll lts, I11d pI'in tlatt'l itoll piromplti(s t
"MICAJA[I IIARRIUS,
Cotton Factor & Commission Merchant,
No. 58 GRAVItER STREET,
a ll NEW ORLEANS.
H. M. lAIAIY. E, E. A. TAI.I.AIEt
E. M. DALEY & Co.
Commission k Forwarding Merchants,
AND WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
WESTERN PRODUCE,
67 Tchoupltoulas Street,
NEW ORLEANS.
a#Liberal advances made on Consignments.
INDUSTRIAL, &c.
WM. KERNAGHAN,
Importer, and Wholesalo and Retail Dealer in
Wathkes, Jewelry, Cut.ery,
GUNS, PISTOLS, & FANCY GOODS,
NO. 65 CANAL STREET,.
NEW ORLEANS.
N. B. Watches and Jewelry carefully repairedl. al
FINE WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY,
ALWAYS ON HAND, and for
. sale by the subscriber, a general
assortnment of
SF FINE GOLD AND SILVER
A 'ClES, SI'ECTACLES, &e.
L:ulies and Gentlemen's flue Breast Pins,
Ear rings, Fanger rings, Studs,
Watch keys, Snaps,
GoM1 and silvi r Pencils, withlor without pens,
Gold 14:kets, Thihables,
German silver Spectacles,
Together with a variety of other fine goods,
warranted to be the articles for whicdh they ire
sold.
The above stock was selected in New York
and New Orleans by the subscriber, and is the
largest and most superior ever offered in this
market.
CALL AND EXAMINE.
Wi-WArTCnss, CL(,xs, AxaJE.WELRv, repair
ed and warranted.
His store is on Brick Row, one door north
of W. W. Chapman & Co.
a 14 WILLIAM SA. IER.
HOME MANUFACTORY OF WAG
ONS, CARTS, &c. &c.
RL. .RICESy',
CO(NTIN U ES to carry on the
WmHEEl.w.GoT business in all
of its various branches.
lie has on hand a large assortnmeut of supe
rlor well seCsoned material, and all orders for
work will Ie executed with plrolmptness, and
in a workinanklika lmauner.
RI'lpiring of all kinds done itmrnediately.
lis shop is immediately opposite the stables
of the Union Hotel. a 14
S. LOOMIS,
Saddle, Bridle, and Harness Maker,
I SOLICIT lpullic attent:ou to my
large stock of ready made work, and
tue liae assortment of Leathers, Satdhil, Bri
dle, aill IIlarnss.IIardlware and Find ings.
Withi such material on hand, and good a4nd
faitlhflul workmen, I feel assured of being ahle
to make andl sell at lower rates than has 4ev r
Ien doniie in Cliniton. All I desire is to at
tratt lie alttlent.oleustoiers. I ail sulit them.
Call at my shlop and exaimine-let us get
alequainted, und I am certain that I can Imake
it your interest to adldress your orders to me.
No humlbug ahout may shop.
NOlT'Il SIDE" OF TI'E SQUARE
is the best manufactory of the kind in the
State. a 14
Gold and ki~ver ºpeutaoaes,
E A WElLL .Y.LEC'1"tt: azd tuptr:or am.
.trttuit at (ji Uld, boh Ir, a..d Sictl
r' analldl:(d cl)k to bait alt agsC, cUtIbttIIy onl
U11woI. LLLId loI· salt, by
a 14 11'1. FAI1JLER. lr.ck Row.
Carriages & Buggys made and repahrod,
BY CIJAlfLES I. JAhtItE'I'I',
h1A 'J.At ouptjl.ut" tuc,ltitsi utoo
~lu l 1º'uul1l4 aau lL~lLlIUl tatCUt.U~ t
..........y (,'L.r L be, ,uit httubg lit ..tSh, lid
rep sitNg ,tIrttJ.(c, .1 61t'tt.W Ju~..&.. tLCOLUoII tO
tily t.LWIt.siA lttt;114t. Atti1 (JUL titi&11taU a 0th{
ttLtt uat ttI Illy elttptOy, (LtU hit) *tUlft.UI Ut UMu
lUsh WLLLd Wort Will le tOUliot ott Itit lc.
Arrttttawueutn italuvc tILut Ibealue tor receivintg
tie ot ototertat 110W tu t 11o 1 Use, tout cutttpetllltg
eLt tr yli, tI MUUllt n ttt geur,.LUuy, jl,uriit,1b ukul
trrtttl*(Auh~, tlutCtt tubte Ut Weulttu Ld ucba'e.
All t ouub Ut t'ujltirtat UUIIU ut Iat blaIttesbt
ititcu to Uibbut'e tiaeLIlteb ntO tLhi&AUaILy. All
Hartk OUt totttlt, Wdta !,Upet tSac. .114
Ai. JbuWivjiAa,
COA Ci AND CA i UARItkIE MAKER,
t,,...,,,., I'A'
I STILL uOUtLittUe LU Witd U a nt
1,1105 Ut itcatatUr CLrtthUgLU, Oit
1.., ....uý ....lt'OYUL jItttt, Ut tUe Uot btdiiO, oUt
ttae wowtt 'utt(Ltt, t'Ul~ltg Lust Itot Itte Pubtte
Sjuure.
''tatkftl fbr the patronauteane d itpublic couti
dunce eX1ttueu. I AJISAC: LU o ltutt attn tttltZUiU'
the satttt. l.y hIatUSIty, j.ltUttjtLebO, tnir ItIces,
andI ;OOU oltk, wtu.t1 will Hie bttwrtilU LUto
stulu.u
I Iatt fully prcptrcd to futrttudt at shlort notice,
1EL'IALLIC LlR1AL tA: LS,
attd V oItULtt Lu3StJi, OUt tUtta tLtlib Ub Woll
tIlbttUt ite tgultlt uthy burgu ol ixtOt tOt1, ttUtit
the utibortuute.
Wi1'ttIttouul attettion given on all Buriau
OCo.ubOttt,.
a 2 R. UOW1MAN.
NOTICE OF C0-P'ARWINElISIT1iP.
MMAIULL ROUILL1O becale apart.
Ii tier int outr busineCss tIt Cin tton, ott the 111th
tttstttnt. The busintess will laerCafttr be conl
ducted under the nape and style of MILLS,
CLEVELAND & CO.
e 21 MILLS & CLEVELAND,
ige fdeieina t ntocrat.
The Demooratlo Party. *
Every other party has retired from the
struggle with intolerance and bigotry, or
has vielded itself captive to this combination
of factions, save and except the democracy.
Throughout the entire field, the only flag
that waves in proud defiance in this comb{
nation is that of the democracy. Nor are
the numbers that gather uander thin flag un
worthy of the cause to which they have
dedicated themselves. The rank and file
remain; the heroes of many hard conflicts
have not deserted. A few corrupt leaders
have gone-"a good riddance to them;" but
the great body of the progressive part is as
full of energy and hope as ever it was, and
,but little sho-rn of its noble proportions.
From the day that the flag of proscription
unfurled its dark wing, we hailed a real fu
ture of success to the democratic party, and
of service to the country by that party, to
which all its past victories and nall its past
services will prove to be as nothing. The
political fusions and confusions of the dlay
will soon realize the truth of this prophecy
to their bitter cost. Either way, the cause
of truth and equality. of rational liberty
and sound patriotism must gain. Whether
the profligate leaders of the deluded men
who have gone into these dens of secret
shame fail to carry out their pledges or
whether they fulfill them, it will he all the
same in the end-a wide and genoral ontas
trophe will overtake them. If they fail to
make good their promises, the cheat will
he apparent in all its corruption. If they
go on, their votaries will start before the
long procession of persecutions, follies and
crimes perpetrated in the name of Ameri
ennism. If we loved our country less, we
should say let these madnnen go on. The
lesson would do good through all time if it
were not purchased at two great a cost.
Already an appalling' record has been made
up. The spirit of insane innovation has
broken out wherever the phrensy of intol
erance has penetrated. It seeks to inter
fere with every political right and evryv so
cinl obligation. It annuls the most sacred
obli.ations without remorse. It strikes at
every security for the well-heinueof societv:
and in the name of reform it inflicts Qount
less evils upon the country. On the one
hand, it forces upon reluctant communities
sumptuary laws that would have disgraced
the reign of the most dis olute monarch
that ever lived: on the other. it milifies
those solemn guarantees whichl protct the
States in their covenanted rirchts. Here,
it strikes down an eminent citizen for his
relirion: there for the plat.e of his hirth.
Extravagance in its municipal and State
ad(lniistrations, and the nomination of lase, I
ignorant and corrupt men for office, have
heen conspicuous features in its practice, If
not in the professions. In Mansnchusetts
it insults wealk and hetlple, women because
they have the hardihood to he Catholics:
in Ohio it destroys the hwllot-boxes, with
the cry of "Americ:nns must rule Anmeri,,a,"
and retire. abashed and penitent lbefore its
own turloene: in New York it buries a
murdered 1ully with honors, such nas were'
scarcely hc~towedu upon a departed Wash
inQton: nal in Pennvsylvania it deseer tesn
Independlence HTall by denunciations of the
adop'ed l citizens, bireathed in wicked con
tempt of the memories of the revolutionary
stru-grle. We say we ,-ould wish to see
these humilinting proceedings conducted to
the elose if the country had not already
"siupped full of horrors."
It is natural that at such a time all eves
shIould ie turned to the demoirntic pnarty,
which, unawedl v majorities, and lunnelnced
by anppeals for aidl and confort, flings its lde
fiance into the tooeeth of these bolld bad men
and dares them to the issue, There is sonme
thing sublime in tNlis. Honest and clear
minded men will see in jt an opportunity to
cut loose from the trammels of the whig.
party. The persecuted will see in the dc
mocratic ranks a refiuge and a rescue from
their foes. Those derided for their faith
will find in that party a fortress that will
laugh a siege to scorn. Now, as ever, the
democracy opens its arm to the oppressed
of all nantions; now, as ever, it stands by
the teachings of the sages of the past.
Not one tenet of its creed has it yiel,eid:
not one syllable of its pledges;: but the nmore
it is assailed the more strongly it adheres
to its principles. Let fractions exult over
temporary suc'cess; there is in store for the
democratit- party a higher tglory than it has
ever yet attaineil-the glory of reseting
ou-r coentry fuom the hiands of the worst
conspir-acy that hasII ever been organized
against civilization and freedom since the
foroign foe invaded our happy shores.
IC Daniol Webster's carriage was sold
in Boston recently foronly $17 60.
From the LoutItsas DemoIrat.
John M. Sandise.p-Demooraoy.
We have exclusive evidence that the nom
ination of this distinguished democrat would
meet the hearty approbation of the Demtc
racy of the State, and there is little, If any
margin now for doubt as to what will be
the result of the Baton Rouge (leqvention.
The tone of our democratic brethren of the
Press, points to but one concluson; and,
there is a fleop-rooted conviction in the
minds of whom we may, for want of amore
felicitous mode of expression÷ call prominent
members of the party, that the Bossior chief
deserves the mark of respect to which we
allude from the hands of his co-laborers in
the Good Old CauSe.
Gen. SANDIDOE will not go forth to bat
tie in the holiday dross of a Summer Pol
dier, nor will the skies be bright above his
honored head liHe will be compelled to put
on the old dross that has weathered many
it faction storm, and to see clouds gather on
his path in long and tedious wanderings.
We frankly confess that the demnocracv of
Louisiana have work before them of no or
dinary character, and that perfect harmony
of action, unflagging industry and thorough
organization are absolutely indispensable
to ensure success in November next. It
were folly to question this, onr to attempt a
conceahnent of the truth from our friends,
wherever they may reside. Leaving out
of view moral obliquity of vision, no policy
is more reprehenisible than that which cotun
selssilence when truth shlouIld e enunciated
boldly and free friom dubiety as it may he
possible for mortal to speak in the ,present
tense; for when the worst is known-when
we have a clear view of the lield, with its
strong hattlements and salient points-we
can prepare for "coming events," without
wailting for the approaching of thlnoe "shad
ows" which are' cast before. "Forewarned,
forearcnmed." "Look danger in the face, nr:d
it flies hbefore you." The battle is half won
when you know who you have to fight
and what you will have to contend
against.
We then stato that as a party, one of those
vicissitudes which chequer and gives relish
we may say, to individual life, now threat
ens our organization. Trlitoris are in the
antup, with vizors on, and with Iseariot's
silver pieces in their .pockets. Tllhey have
the tongues of their counterpart, tarantula,
nor dloes the infinitv stop hiere. Like that
horrid reptile, their poison is concealed he
neath the organ which sends the fatal fluid
in mad currents through the purple arteries
and those who have warmed them into exis
tence may not know their dangerouis pr6x
imity until the ballot-l,ox reveals their tur
pitudle. This isa thrice told tale-the his
tory of almost every day for months past
-and he who imagines that the future will
not measurably compare with the past, is
surely a novice in worldly matters and would
,e better oil in leading strings. Su.cess,
whether it be in the chosen retreat of the.
,riganld, or the Iolted and barred chamber
o.' a Cataline, has attlration-it refers di
rectly to triumph and place-appeals to the
basest passiones of our nature with terrible
lorce-and Virtue ntust, indeed be strongly
enthroned if she does not feel the earthquake1
shout of victorious infhmy.
SWith the fiu'ts before ns-with the know
ledge that a comliination, embracing all the
mentalers of the once powerful and chivalrous
Whig party, with here and there an excep
tion, and a considerable number of ien who
ill ilne past followed our victoriousllegious
as patriots follow the caravansaries of the
East.--our line of duty is distinctly chalked
out, ainl no one understands this ehotter than'
JOhs M. SANIDIME. lie will go forth,)
with clean hands, a strong and manly heart
aid a well-poised resolution, to 'do or die.'
lie will unfiurl the old chartand hold it up
to his f.llow citizens and the world. Upon
it are tracid the old lines of )oemocracy,
the principles that made a division between
Jefferson and Hlamilton eternal-the prin
ciples upon which this Government must
stand or fall. Tlhose principles are few but
most important. 'hey speak of liberty
and equality in this republih; of a due oh
servance of individual and State rights; of
opposition to a centralization of power,
whatever its olject may be; of the rights
of native and adopted citizens; and, in a
word, of a government which shall dispense
its hMrthens and blessings as fall the dews
of heaven on all alike.
Upon these prInciples, Gen. SANDI.rm
will stand or fall. 1He will make no com
promises, accommodate no Miss Nany sen
timent, shrink from no req)onsibility.-
Those who have abandoned the party and
joined a secret political organization known
by half a dozen names-Hindoo the most
proper-will be compelled to listen to some
wholesome truths, and wince under them.
The war will be carried into Africa, and
no quarter asked or given. It lhe lls, his
face will be towards our old enemy, the
Whig party, aided and comforted by their
traitor dupes, who will be kieked out of
whig counsels whenever their treason caan
not be made available. Fall did we say?
Yos le may fall. Fate may have a day of
gloom in store for himn and democracy.
But would there not bei'lor in sudh a rall?
Would not that be the brightestpagoin the
history of our standard-bearer which trated
his strugZgles for genuino democrcy for Jus
tice, for.the rights of his follow men? . A
thousand times better defeat with suelh a di
amond platform than victory pirchased by
infamy-lyv a base surrender of those Godl
like qualitios of humanity which illumine
oven its vices, and make man worthy of him
self and his destiny.
But we cannaot and will not Believe that
treason will he successful in Novembter nsext.
We cannot believe that an extremno South
ern State will place frankincense and myrrh
upon the hlack altar of Abolitionism. Wil
son and i~oward have not supporters in their
homes whhi'l J.FFFRsO N gave to our i tizens
that they might carry out one of his great
princi les-"cotrnal hostility to any tyranny
over tihe mind of man." We believe Ie
mocracy will come forth from the ordeal
through which it nman pass, purer, and
if possible with added lustre and glory.
We have the power to do this, and our du
ty must he performed. We nlust gather
the crew of Old Irousides upon the tdeck
those generous, manly hearts that spurn
reacheorv-and clear away for naction.
They will defy, as they haI.o defied a thou
sand timaes., a storm which we verily I elieve
will soon pass away. Not the naotdide shad
ow of a ldamn do, they caare for those who
havle gone on Ionrd n piilte. 'rlliin.t undlher
the shiadow of nlight, wilth Sewaril's inky
flu Itrtluetihi i i a faint, fataiil Ibreeze. 'l'he
will Slink heri, or die in the ntteiptl. The
thiulander of the olden titme will ntnin etlio
it victor tread. Nothin,.r will Iel veichle!
not a jot or tittle of prilnilple aaimutlnlloie
-not the slightest concession male, hiy
word or deed. Th'at would he disholnotla
bde. and the old crew eaniot c'onSllpromise
their honor. Hatiher than do this they
wolul sink to the 1olrnl enlves in whi, lt the
adeal mariner finds iti filling hoSe. Ra Ither
than see the olhi Coa ltitittion oit the lee
shore of K alw N.aotnliliiiua, they wou!d cx
cliaii in clarioni tone:
" aNi I ito ll- t o llt Iti r holy Ilag,
Stretch ei voy thr ld elinre ail,
Andl give her to tIle gotd ofr tormr,
Thel I'htll nll g anlll the gills,.'"
Ir ' George' Wa~sliingtou wrote the fol
lowing lettrl soon aft'r the Constitution
was madll' anwl udhIre<ed it to tle "Genlleral
Conulliiitt'e'osf the United Baptist Churches
in Virginia:"
Gentilemen: If I could have entertained
the slightest appriliensioU that the Consti
tutioni lriamidl by the ('onvltion where I
hall the honor to pire.ide might po-sibly en
danger the religious i'ighllt of aly r'clei
asth Ic -o:"ietl, a crlnlily I would never have
Iplaced tmy -imu! alre to it; an if I 4 ouldl not
conceive thait lile grcerlil government might
(ven be so dmiinistlilere as to reitlder the
liberty of conscicnce inslel le, I beg you
will he per'suauded thatl, no one would Ie mlore
zealous than myself to establish ellectual
barriers against the horrors of spiritual ty.
ranny, and every species of religious perse
cultion. For you doubtless remeonler I have
often oxpressed my sentilments thatuny man
conduillcting himnsell'f s a good cilizen, and
being aiounntable to God alone for his re
ligious olinions, ought to be protci.cted in
worshipping Ile l)eity according to the dic.
tates of his OWll conscicnce,
rl'Dulring the first Campaign of the
revolutioll somlle of' the cunpifollowers of
the Amincri,'an alitly ientered into a design
that cal led oult timh following order, which
mazy be foillndcantered in Wuashington's "Or
doerly 1Book::"
"NoN.snima 5, 1775.-As the Command
er-in-Chief hIls bee apprized of a design
for the observannce of tlhat ridiculous and
childish custom of burning the effigy of the
Pope, lie cannot express his surprise that
there should bhe officers and voldihwrs in this
army so void of common sense as not to Fee
the improplriety of such a step at this junce
ture--at a time when we are soliciting, and
have really obtailntd, the friendship and al
liance of' the people of Canada, whom we
ought to consider as brethren embarked in
tile same cause--the defense of the general
liberty of America. At such a ,juncture,
and in such cireumstances, to be insulting
their religion, is so monstrous as not to be
suffered or excused; indeed, instead of of
fering the most remote insult, it is our du
ty to express public thanks to these our
brethren, as to them we are indebted for ev
ery late happy success over the common on
emy in Canada.
"G. WASHINGTON."'

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