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THE FELICIANA DEMOCRAT.
BY G. W. REESE. THE CONSTITUTION.-STATE RIGHTS. TERMS.--$8 PER Y(E4 VOL. I. CLINTON, Li. SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 24, 1855. .W TERMn. Tam "IfLICIANA DEMOCRAT" will be p.u lis.ed every W ssnaT An SAwmDAT, at THREE Dollar per annum, paysab in advnes, Twro oop la will be trdsiedlor FIVE DOLLARS. AWrUynmUmKu Inlserted at One Dollar per square (T W L V lines or less) fbr the rst Insertion, and fty seats for tnob rsbsequent one. The Fee for anonnoinol oandidite for omoe will be TEN Dollars, payable l advance. CARDS, PROFESSIONAL, &c. Joue MoYVA, Cliaton. Cuas. MUVIA, Jackson. JOHN & CHARLES McVEA, Attornie at Law, CLINTON A JACE.ON. LA. W. FERGUS KERNAN, Attorney & oounsellor at Law, CLINTON, LA. DRACTICS in the Parishes of East and West Feliolas. a 14 JAMES B. SMITH, ' Attorney and Counsellor at Law, CLINTON, LA. WT'ILL attend business in East and West Feliclana and St. Heleon. a 14 JOHN M. ROBERTS, Attorney at Law, Orros: MAIN Brasar. CLINTON, LA. BOWMAN & DE LEE, Ittornies and Counsellors at Law, CLINTON, LA. BUSINESS entrusted to their care will be prompt ly attended to. arrsssass.-Messrs. Oakey & Hawkins; J. B, Byrae A Co.; New Orleans. a 14 HAYNES & ELLIS, Atteries and Counsellors at Law, CLINTON, LA. JAS. 0. FPQUA. J. 0. KILBOURN FUQUA & KILBOURN, Attornies at Law, CLINTON, LA. PRACTICE In the eburts of East and West Feullel ana, and t. Helena. a 14 JAMES WELSH, ATTOIR.EY & COUNSELLOR AT LAW, CLINTON, LA. LAW PARTNERSHIP. Til undersigned, havingeutered into partnership in the practice of their profession, will attend to all business entrusted to them in the parish of East Feliciana. And, to any business, entrusted to either, in the adjacent Parishes, they will attend separately. Ofice in Clinton, La. JAMES II, MUSE, a 14 D. C. IIARDEE. D. B. SAMFORD, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, CLINTON, LA. W.ILL attend to any profeesional iusilness entrust ed to him in East and West Feliciana, East ,atos Rouge, and St. Helena Parlshes. jeo HENRY HAWFORD, Justioe of the Peace k Notary Publio. CLINTON, LA. Office on the North side of the Public Square. JAMES WELSH, Notary Publio and Auctioneer. CLINTONLA. WILL attend promptly to all business entrusted to hie care. Orrios: North East corner of the Public Square. DR. F. R. HARVEY, CONTINUES the practice of his profession, and J respectfully tenders his services to the citizens of Clinton and vicinity. a 14 Da. C. H. PORTER, R E.PECTFULLY offers his professional services 1, to the citizens of Clinton, and its vicinity. He can always be found, when not professionally sgtaged, at the Drug Store of Wm. Sadler, on Brick low. a 14 E. L. HAYGOOD, Auotioneer,---.Clinton, La. PROMPT attention will be given to the sale of Real Estate and Personal Property within the Parish of East Felicilana. Office, inClintpn. a 14 T. O'CALLAGHAN, Tailor, april 14 JACKSON, LA. OAKEY & HAWKINS, Factors and General Commission Merchants, No. 90 GRAVIER STREET, NEW ORLEANS. SI to offer their services to Planters and Mer D chaste, and promise attention and promptness to all eensignmente entrusted to their care. a 14 MICAJAH HARRIS, Cotton Faotor k Commission Merchant, No. 58 GRAVIER STREET, NEW ORLEANS. . M. DALWI. 3. X. A. TALLARIE. E. M. DALEY & Co. Commisuion k Forwarding Merohants, AND WHOLESALE DEALERS IN WESTERN PRODUCE, 67 Tohoupitoulas Street, NEW ORLEANS. J. G. DiARMOND. Souoeuor to HARRIS & DeARMOND. UiAS on hand, Bacon, Floor, Lard, Hams, 11 do. sugar cured, Corn Beef, Molasses, Mes Pork. Soap, Cutlery, Salt, Tobac'co, Woodwaro, Axes, Cigars, Crockery, do handles, Gunpowder, Glassware, Cow peas, Shot, Tinware, Oils, Pickles, Brooms, Yeast powders,Spices, Hoes, Coffee, Starch, Spades, shovels Teas, Sal sods, Trace chains, Sugar, brown Nails, Porter, London do crushed Well rope, Vinegar, Rice, do buckets. Wines, ass'd, Candles, Wash boards, Fruits, presv'd. Lime 4k cement Castings, Domestics, calicoes. blankets, linseys, hay and corn, BAGGING, ROPE, AND TWINE IJquoas, assorted; and many other articles. In fact, a general assortment of such articles, as are usually found in such houses, to which attention is particularly invited, Terms being strictly cash, prices will be pro portionately low. Additional fresh supplies will be received weekly. Jy I Saddle, Bridle, and Harnem Manufaotory S. LOOMIS, North side f the public Square. W TOULD respectfully inform his patrons and V1 the public in general, that he has just re ceived a large and well selected assortment of LEATHER, HARDWARE, &c. suitable for the maunfacture of any and every article that may be wanted or called for in his line of business : vis. SADDLES, BRIDLES, HARNESS, &c. His stock of Leather has been selected with great care, and is of the best quality. The Saddlery Hardware is direct from New York, and is of the latest style and pattern. SWith competent and experienced workmen to manufacture this material, he hopes to give perfect satisfaction, and will warrant all work, both as to quality and execution. '- CALL AND EXAMINE. -ii N. B. All open accounts must be settled on the 1st of November. je I) R. BOWMAN, COACH AND CARRIAGE MAKER, CLINTON, LA. I S.LL ooutinue to build all S kinds of Pleasure Carriages, on the most approved plan, at the old stand, on the main street, running east from the Pul,lic Square. Thankful for the patronage and public couni decte extended. I desire to retain and increase the same, by industry, promptness, fair prices, and good work,. which Will be guaranteed to stand. I am fully prepared to furnish at short notice, METALLIC BURIAL CASES, and Woovn:s Corxis, o such terms ais will insure mie against any charge of cxtortion, fron the unfortunate. 1J 'Pcrsonal attention given on all Burial occasions. a 28 I. BOWMAN. Carriages & Buggys made and repaired, BY CHARLIES P. JARRETT, j IHAVING superior facilities for the prompt and faithful execution of a strictly Carriage and BuIggyL nwaing and repairing Business, I invite public attention to tmy establishment. None but finished work men are in my employ, and no inferior or old fashioned work will be found on hand. Arrangements have been made for receiving the best material now in use, for completing every style of running gelr, body, painting and trimming, which taste or wealth can desire. Designs for Carriages, Buggys, Sulkys, &c. on the latest and most fashlionulhle pls can be seen at my shop. Call and see them. An assortment of Northern made Buggys, always on hand. AU kinds of repairing done at the shortest notice to insure neat less and durability. All work warranted, with proper usage. 1i My terms are cash, or approved city ac. ceptance. FISK'S METALLIC BURIAL CASES. I have procured the special and exclusive right of sale, for FstK's PAErTT .IETAI.,JC (Cof Fise, for the Parish of East Feliciana. Any infriugcment upon my right in the stile of these cases will subject the violator to prosecution. Samuel Decker, is my authorized agent, in Jackson, for the sale of the same. Wooden Coffins made to order, and every tatention given on Funeral occasions. A line IHearse always in readiness. He can be found after night at the hotel of EvANs WarTE. s 22. may 5 C. P. JAlRET'T'. FURNITURE ! FURNITURE II T IIE undersigned has opened in the Town of Clinton, a large assort ment of Arniture, consisting of Bureaus, Bedsteads, Chairs, Sofas, Armoires, Lounges, Crihs, and almost every other article of F'lrniture, uitn ble for the market, which hI will sell low, for cash. His store is on tho south side of inh pbllic square. aug 11 II. B. GAY, Agent for Mt. Hlullis. TAIRTY casks clear Sides, for stle by MILLS. CLTEVplLAND & C'o. PRINCIPAL OF A FEMALE INSTI. TUTE WANTED. T HE "Silliman Female Institute," at Olin 1 ton, La., by the resignation of the Rov. S. Taylor is without a Principal. This is a legally incorporated institution. and has been in successfull operation for about three years. The number of pupils has aver aged about seventy-five of all ages. The buil dings are of brick, beautifully located and in fine condition. The Trustees have fixed the first of Decem ber, as the period at which they will make an appointment. Applications may be rddressed to J. B. Smith, F. Hardesty, and Winm. Silliman, who will give any desired iunformatiom. oct 18 WM. SILLIMAN, President. DRUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS. THE following catalogue embraces a partial list of articles constantly on hand and for sale by LANGWORTHY & TILDON, at the Drug Store in Clinton, to which the attention of the trade generally is respectfully solicited. Aloes, alcohol, Muriatie acid, Assafttida, alum, Morphia, musk, Arrow root, Number Six; half pint Ammonia carb. quart bottles, Ahesivo plaster, Natmegs, oil bergamot Allspice, Pink root, piperine, Balsam, Fir and Tolu, Pot ash, paint brushes, Bay Rumn, blue stone, Quinine, sal soda Blue mass, black lead, Soda bicarbonate Black Snake root, Seidlitz powders Borax, blister plaster, Sarsaparilla, sponge Calomel, Eng. & Am. Syrup squills, starch Calcined magnesia, Varnish, venetian red Camphor, Castile soap, Whiting, gum drops Castor oil, per gallon Brandy, Port wine and bottle, Gin, Cayennue pepper, Brushes of all kinds Charcoal powder, Lily white, pomatunm Cloves, chrome green, Black lead, hair oil Citrate of Iron, Brown's ess. ginger . . Quinine, Yeast powders Cod liver oil, Scales and weights Colombo root, Copaiva capsules Composition powder, Thermometors Copperas, cream tartar Snuff, Scotch Dovers powders, " macaboy Elm Bark, ergot, Scarifleators, catheters Epsom salts; Lancets, spring do Extracts of all kinds, Cupping glasses Flax seed, flor sulphur, Patent medicines Ginger, glue, Thompson's eye water Gum guae, gum myrrh Wistar's balsam of wild Gum arabic, do opium, cherry IIonman's anodyne, Graeffemnborg Pills lienry's magnesia, Batchelor's hatir dye Iodide potassa, indigo, Barry's tricopherous Jalap, Ayer's cherry pectoral Lazmp black, litherege, Fahnestock's vermifugo Lunar castle, Wincr's Lemon syrup, lloflland's hitters Matches, mace, Fancy soaps, variety Fumacy perfumery, ass'd apers, Playing cards, &e. &c. a 14 8. H. BUTLER, PLAIN AND FANCY PAINTER. (IARRIA(GE, HOUSE, & SIGN Painting, J Graining and Gilding, Glazing, Transparent Window Shades, China White, or Porcelain Finish, 'Paper hanging, Ornamental Painting, Masonic and Odd Fellow's Banners, And all kinds of plain and fancy work, done in the neatest and most durable mnauncr, and shortest notice. All colors of paint in small quantities, ready for use for the accommodation of those who prefer using it themselves. Ile can always be found thate Carriage Manufactory of C. M. Jarrett. aug 25 JOHN R. I)UFROCQ, GENERAL AGENT & AUCTIONEER, BATON ROUGE, LA. W fILL attend to posting books, drawing and collecting accounts, writing leases, deeds, &e. Also any business to be transacted with the State Gorernment, redeeming Lands forfeit ed for Taxes, 4-c. Orders left with J. B. Sans, J. P., will be promiptly attended to. ai 21 1853.] 1. N. LEMON. [1855. WIOI.LESALE k ItETAII. l)KAIRRI IN Drugs, Meodioines, and Chemioals. 1'YE-WOO])S AND I)YE'-STUFFS, SOils, Paints, and Painters articles; Var nishes, Window Glass, Putty, Glassware, Perfumery, Fine Soaps, Hair, tooth, nail, hat, paint, and clothes' Brushes, Surgical and dental Instruments, Trusses and supporters, all kinds, Patent and proprietary Medicines; all sorts, Letter, cap, and fancy Paper; Inks, Pure Medicinal Wines and Brandies, Field and garden Seeds;. fresh, Toys, Shoe brushes and blacking, RIzors, fine socket. Knives, Table Cutlery, School Iooks by vr ions authors. r I oftfr g 4 es equally as low as they (can he ohtaind fronm any similar establishment in this section, all warranted to be FRtESHI AND GENUINE. Oatlwas FROM Ts11'I (COUNTaY filled, tild satis faction guarantreed, with regard both to price and quality. PHYSICIAN'S PRESCRIPTIONS will receive my personal atteottion it all hornrs of lthe (hiy and night. 14 FELICIANA DEMOCRAT. VALUABLE TEACHINGS OF THE CONFLICT WITH PROSCRIPTION. When war upon religious opinions was announced as the slogan of a proscriptive party, the democracy of the United States as if animated by an instant instinct which thrilled through its ranks, proclaimed its opposition to proscription from one end of the country to the other. If there was eagerness in declaring this war, there was also eagerness in denouncing it. It is not surprising that the scheme itself should ex cite a temporary success. It was an ad mixture of simulated patriotism and noisy pretensions to piety, and thousands were attracted to it because of these two fea tures. The mass of those who went into it at first were doubtless sincere, but the promptitude with which the democratic party took the field against them aroused their astonishment and sober reflection. At the moment the issue of the know noth ings was presented and accepted, owing to the success with which progressive meas ures had been carried forward by the de mocracy, it was the injurious and famil iar cry of certain opposition leaders that the difference between the old parties had been nearly extinguished. Some such ordeal as this issue presented to the popu lar mind was needed, therefore, to revive among the American masses the distinct. ive and essential necessity of democratic principles to our welfare as a frce people. We may look back firom this standpoint over the two years past and gone, and tranquilly weigh the incalculable advanta ges which this ordeal has conferred; and while we may wonder that such a proscrip tion should ever have been advocated hi such a country as ours, we may congratu late ourselves that its fall has been more rapid, if possible, than its rise. In all times, whenever religious sentiments have come into collision in the political arena, the result has been more or less depress ing upon human improvement and morals. Our own country much as it had sutlered from occasional fiunaticism, f'equentlyl as it had been divided by sudden excite:ments growing out of humanitarian movements, Ihad yet to encounter the crisis of a l'ormul crusade organized in every state, led by en ergetic intellects, and inflamed by plausi ble and unscrupulous arguments. against ai single religious sect. 1Fori years before this fanatical elidemic burst upon its, the contingency of such an event was antici pated with dismal foreboding by niany of our first statesmen. The storm broke out and after a brief period, during which it seemed to riot in the destruction of1' much that was sacred and valuable, it has spent its force, and the atmosphere is all the p' rer and clearer fliom the conflict of the po litical elements. Men who joined in this crusade can now quietly contemplate the error which they committed ; amd if' tney desire consolation in the midst of their re pcntiance, they call see that, threatening uas was the first visit of intolerance, it has re ally contributed to admonlish and strllegtl, en the champions of' free institutions. Toleratioi il a country like this is a misnomer. There is no such thinlg 4s5 tole ration in the sense understood by the pro. scriptionists. Government has no right to grant toleration to ainy particular set of religious opinions; for if it hasi such a right it has also the right to take them away. " What man," says a writer of great dis' tinction, " or body of men, las the right to toll me you do not think aright on religious subjects, but we will tolerate your error? The answer is a most obvious one. Who gave you authority to dictate, or what ex elusive clain have you to inliihtility ? if my sentiments do 1not lead inc into (:01o1(1ct inconsistent with the weliry e i of ily fellow creatures, the question as to their u curalcy or fallacy is between God and . yn own t ou't science, uand, though a fair suijuet l'r irgu Iniit, is oe 1o2i1' Compulsion.' The great boast of the United Stateu has been that it is the olly nation ulpon the tface of the earth in which the hprinci out in every state of the Union, not bocn so crushed out, we should unquestionably have lost much of our0111' positioln before the enlightened natiolns of the earth; and even as it is, we Ilhave gone back iuunuoesely in the cstilation of many who have held up our ilnstitutiliolns u a example to the op plressed 11(1a as an admonition to the oppres sor. But, as we have said, some such practlical and severo contest wais essential to prove to mankind that the doctrine of perlect equality, religious and political, on these shores, was not merely writteu in our laws and sp[okel from the lips of our states monl, hut that it wMi pa ipt of the odaily practice of our, people, and thatS le i no more be denied than we could aen lind, and air, and light to the emigrant who came from abroad to dwell and die among us. It is at this point of the struggle that we appeal proudly and deflantlyt to-hejudg ment of civilized and ehristian nations to render their verdict. We have met the foe, organised in our midst, armed with all the weapons ,bi otry, and we have utterly, and ai wve thi*, forever defeated him. Well may we naw say in the language of Sidney Smith: " We have fairly, and eompletely, ad" prbtably forever, extingulihed that splrit of religio pM e oution which hba been the employment at the' uarao of mankind for fear or ve 'contsuleries) pon ly that persecution which Imprisons and moo. t for religious opinions, but the tyranny of, in. lea hbioh, by disqualifying from olviluloco a good man, from wilful motives of oljectlon, endeavors to stran gle religiouns reedom in silence, and to enjoy all the advantages without the blood, and Influence, and force of persecution," And when we say this, we speak i roud praise of the democratic party; for ~t~un. dying laurel should be entwined aroeu ai column of democratic victories as th i ow during trophy of its most brilliantaceiev4', ment. Two short years have witnessed the rise and overthrow of this porsenution. Happily for our institutions and for our fair ftame, it commenced its career after the presidential election. And although it was enabled to do much harm as it advan ced in steps of blood and of tumult, yet7 we can now felicitate ourselves that the. road is clear for the near future, and thait we go into the contest of 1856 not only with this pcrsecution trampled beneath Our ieot in contempt and indignation, but for tified with the honor and the glory of hav ing broken it down. AxaEICAN JEWs.-The San Franci.:o Sun, in an article upon the present condi tion of the Jews closes with the followilng paragraph: "'The Awcerican Jew is only less proud of his country thain hIis religion. '1'o say he is a mero dweller upon the soil because it affords hinm the means of support, is to libel the most noble traits of ha chuaractor. The graves of' his ancestors are around hint 11is heaven is as near him on the shores of the 'Pacitic as upon the sUered mount of 01 ives or within the classic walls of Jerusa luen. His God is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. lie has knelt before that Awful Plresence alike on the desertof Ara bia and the frozen zones of Siberia; and why slhould he here, where the law recog nizes his religion and his political privi privileges, withold an ullectiou to which Iho is impelled by every consideration ol prosptlerity to himsellf, and future happiness to his clhildroea His respect for our laws is shown in thi lirct that lie seldom violates theIm. llis wealth has gone towards the buildinig up and enriching our cities. He cultivates the arts, and goes hearLtnd soul, with ourt active citizen in every useful en ctrprise. 11e quarrsels but little; heads a lmob-never. You will find him in our courts of justice, on the bench, at the bar, in the jury box, but seldom over arraigned lt'or heinous crininal offence. This is the American Jew. Lot his good qualities be imiituted; his bad ones shsl1d be forgot Lte." Ti CUONTEMPIT CASEI.-Judge Cotton, of the sixth District Court, this morning rou dered his judgment in the case of the state o1 Louit.sna, vs. W\\m. Christy and C. H. Horton, attached for contempt of Court, in not obeying the preemptory inanidamu directed to theus, and in using language in thoir annswr to the sante derogatory to the dignity and authority of the Court. The judgment is ill the Ifollowing language: " i hereus, it aLppearsing to the satisfaction of this Ciourt that Win. Christy and Chas. 11. llorton, have coummitted a contempt of its authority by refusing to obey the writ of usaudanums uirceted to and served upon them, in the case of' the State of Louisiana on the relation of John M. Bell vs. Willi. amtr Christy and others, by attempting to shelter themselves under unconscientious scruples, and also charging in their pro tended return to the herif'f, which they know and so stated, would be brought be fore the Court that there was error in the decision as to the statement of facts devel oped upon the trial of said cause, and which charge upon examination is found to be wholly unwarranted and inexcusable; and which was made not with a laudiblo desire of comleplying with the mandate of this Court, but as a miserable excuse lor not obeying, it, and as was stated by Christy, 'to satisly the public mind.' It is there fore ordered, attjudged, nailnd decreed that William Christy and Charles II. Horton do each pIay a line of $25, and that they eaclh be scItenced to :ive days' imprison. ilCnt iii theu Parish Prison, and that they stitnd ,onunitt-d until the thl is paid,'