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DEMOOCRATIC STATE TICKET.
ROBERT C. WICKLIFFE.
Of West Feliolans
1OR LI3UTINANT 00VERNOR.
C. H. MOUTON.
0o S*CRATART 0r IsATE.
ANDREW 8. HBRRON.
Ofast saton Rouge.
'SULMBL F. MARKS.
Ot Wst Felloan
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B. W. MOISB.
P3SI -,m tsUaY1UP 1,UDLI nDIOATION.
fO9 B SO 1~ ISD DISTRIOT.
TOMAS GRE DAVIDSON.
Of ut AEton Rouwe.
P'tie ' Indebted o the eon. John Perkins, Jr.,
to Msbia publto documents.
W. - Indrb~ t the Captain of the sterno?
MUNsN thtor 1o1 fp re.
'lrretue N. 0. Ch .itiaa Advocae we ure
. aaMts to lara, the Hon. Pierre Boule willaddress
the IMsteryooletes o entenary College, at Jack
.Sao ortalay, the S4th of July.
aum0D1u n Ur a on na WharM WATnras,
aMIRAOAs Ramw .-rOn our third page will
be $Auai 4 pqee t of a work shortly to be I
ade ievr the above il. From the nature of the
propele4 qatent, this work will be one of great
value for general reference.
IWe hasv received the following monthly ps
rtliocals for July, notiesa of which we are unavoid
ably compelled, this week. to defer.
Harper's Monthly Msagzine, Graham's Magazine,
Godsy's Lady's Book, U1. 8. Review, Arthur's Mag
al, Littell's Living Age, The Water Cure Journal,
Well'. & Fowler's Phronological Journal, The South
IjWe place the name of Wm. Patterson In our
solruns to-day for the ofsoe of Clerk of the District
Court for this Paulrhi and in doing so, we have only
complied with the often expressed wishes of troops
of friende of this gentleman in every part of the
Parish. It it unnecenssary for us now to speak of the
qualineatlons of Win. Patterson for this oice. He
is knewn to all, esteemed and loved by all, and his
name in as familiar as a household word, to our peo
pie. That he is a gentleman of the highest Integrity,
of good business habits, andprompt in the discharge
of every duty, has been well known for years to the
people of this parish, and we entertain no doubt,
they will take pleasure in putting their old favorite
In apositlon, where he can be useful to them. Pass
ro.ad the name, for it carries success wiih it.
The performance on Wednesday evening was but
tbinly attended. This, to us, was somewhat a mat
ter of surprise, for we had thought, that after the
company had come forward so generously, in aid of
a publle benefit, that, when they asked on their part
aid to assit them in renovating their wardrobe, im
proving their hall, and procuring new additions to
their library, they would have met with correspond
ing liherallty. Sorry ae we to say, this was uot the
case. There are several reasons, assigned for this
want of patronage. One, the most current, if true,
an east nought but deserved odium on the narrow
minded Individuals, who were engaged in it.
Those however, who witnessed the performance
enjoyed a rich treat. The various members excelled
themselves, and there were many pointe made, and
several scenes, enacted, which would have received
high encomium, had the boards they were presented
on, been one of our large cities. We had intended
making an extended critique, but must defer it to a
future day. While we therefore pass over the gentle
men of the company,we must not, we cannot, slight
MaU. NasootLu, is an aetrem of rare merit, great
versatility of talent, and most decided character.
Her conceptions are good, her impersonations,
chuste, and her readings, excellent. When we cou
eider the little time she can devote to the study of
her repreentations, it adds an additional claim to
our approval. Many have we seen, who were starring
it as a regular line of business, possessing far less
ability, than this, our modest and retiring heroine.
The young lady who represented Olivia, is new,
and as yet unused to the stage. Time, industry,
patient study and observation will much improve her
in every way. We wish herjgreat success and the
The Thesplan Society has received a flattering
public lnvitation to visit, and perform in Baton
Rouge, which they have accepted. We are proud to
say they will do honor to Clinton and the cause.
Tasn ELsono--I. N. Lea, bas been elected Asso
elate, and E. T. Merrick, Chief Justice.
.BILDANs' BAlBacs--The children attached to
the everal Sunday Schools of the town. are to have
a barbeoue to day. There will be some exerolses at
the Ohamr, after which they will proceed to the
barbe..e pronnd, where will be any quanalty of good
things for them to partake of.
rPThe Bayou Sara Ledger comes to us In a new
dress, and under the title of the "Pl'licNs LruDsER."
.The proprietor, Mr. Marks, deserves great credit for
the energy and industry which be has shown, in bring.
ing out his paper in so short a period, after the de
truotion of bise press, by the calamitous tire, in that
Before the meeting of the "Know Nothing" na
tional convention at Philadelphil, southern know no
thing politicians, and presses, assured every one
that it was one of the great objects of the know
nothing organisation to put down the slavery agita
tion, and whenever they met in convention, a nation
al platform would be made, that would have that of
If we are to judge from the act of the northern
portion of the members withdrawing, and publishing
a platform of their own and the tone of the know
nothing press, north, so far from putting down agi.
tatioo, It will be greatly Increased. The very men
over whose election, southern know nothings rejoic
ed, are the leaders and counsellors in this sectional
strife. They are open and avowed abolitionists, and
nothing that southern men can do, will satisfy
them, short of the ruin and degradation of the slave
holding states. They now declare their determina
tion to act separately and carry all the non-slave
holding states, and boast that they can do so. Will
southern know nothings aid them by keeping up their
organisation, when the efsoct will be, to distract the
only party that can make head against them. South
ern know-nothings can expect no good to result to
thea ountry, from success, when their success would
still be a minority, as can be clearly demonstrated
by the electoral vote of the seceders, compared with
that of those who remained, and made the southern
platform. Twelve states seceded, and these twelve
stated have a majority of the electoral vote. In
those northern states, every one must see, at all pos
ted in politleal affairs, that the democratic party, is
the only party in opposition to the schemes of the
Abolitionists. There is no whig party there, and as
the know nothing party north, has avowed its aboli
tion platform, from what party, but the democratic
party, can southern men expect any hope of success?
Unless the south will unite, and encourage those no
ble democrats, who are standing up for our constitu.
tional rights, these abolition Know nothings of the
north will effect their own object. Will not southern
men pause, and reflect, before it is too late ?
The cry of danger to our American institutions,
from the emigration of foreigners, to this country,
is so very absurd, that it searcely needs a refutation.
The whole history of the settlement and progress of
this country, abounds with the most ample proof of
its utter falscy. The tide of emigration has been
pouring in, and settling up this country, and devel- 1
oping its national resources, from the day the pil
grims landed on Plymouth rock, up to the present
moment, and yet no detriment, but real good, result
ed from it. We were but three millions when we
gained our Independence. We are over twenty-five
millions now. Our progress, in every thing else
bears a like proportion. In arts, In arms,-iu every
thing that makes a nation, great or respectable among
the powers of the earth, we have out-stripped every
other, and now stand forth, unsurpassed. as a great
and free people, and an ever-living example, that
man is capable of self-government.
What would have been our present condition, had
the blind policy of proscription, and intolerance, of
the self-styled American party, been adopted when the
Constitution was first promulgated? Dy simple arith
metic we can demonstrate, that our population would
not be one third of what it now is. Our revenues,
would be less than enough to defray the current ex
penses of the government, and our national debt
contracted during the revolutionary war, would still
be hanging over us; parts of our country would be
unsettled, and the many great and truly national
improvements which exist in our land, and afford so
much convenience and pleasure to our people would
not now be known.
Immigration has been the greatest source of our
national prosperity and development, of any other
Any man who, study the facts and come to any other
conclusion, must, to our mind, be blind indeed.
In Louisiana, the brighted names that adorn the
history of its pages, were emigrants. A large por
tion of its present population, are the immediate
descendants of immigrants, and every interest in the
State is in some way directly connected with, or has
grown out of emigration. Our agricultural, com
mercial, and mechanical prosperity owe much to the
same source. How many persons of gigantic intel
lect now in this state, of foreign birth, are we proud
to number among those, who stand forth, as champi
ons of every thing that is right and proper in soci
ety, and just and honorable among men. Where is
Roselius, Soule, Benjamin, Rost, and others! What
names have most adorned the Supreme bench of our
state in its past history. Does not the mind revert at
once to the names of Workman, Martin, Porter, and
Matthews. Are their decisions less American, or less
wise, because they were foreigners by birth? Judge
Martin was a native of France, and the other three
of Ireland. Judge Workman, made, and left a fine
estate, to the poor of New Orleans, and his library
to the state of Louisiana, an example worthy to be
followed by the best native American that lives.
Those who oppose emigration, and seek to abridge
the rights of our foreign born citizens, by invidious
distinctions, are warping the best interests of tile
country, and one of the greatest sources of its past
SODA WATYu.-Those foud of a glass of puroe ced
Soda Water, flavored with such syrup, as their taste
may dictate, can proc ore it at the Drug Store of
Heury S. Beecheno & Co., (late Sadler's)
BlPWe give below the returns ol' the election for
Mayor, lately held in the town of Jackson. It will
be seen, that Thomas Pilant, a sterling democrat, has
been elected Mayor, over Hughes; one of the smtll
priests of know nothinglsm, and that all the )Demo
cratie Aldermen have been elected by a handsome
majority. We consider it the very best ticket that
has been elected for many years, and have no doubt,
the town of Jaclkson will now be redeemed from the
disgrace into which it was falling, while under the
government of the faction which has been so signally
DIMOORAT. KNOW NOTHINO.
T. Pliant,........... 41 Hughes,........... 837
T, F. Noones,....... 41 Elfreth. .......... 35
Julian Rogillio,..... 41 Decker, ........... 37
I. T. Heath,......... 41 Dunpree ........... 37
C.N. Gibbons,....... 41 L. Nicholls,........ 36
A. iasard... .... 41 Dr. Pond,......... 3.
Notwithstanding Judge Perkin's repeated asertion,
that he was not a candidate for re-nomination, not
withstanding his declaration before the state conven
tion, that he was a candidate for no station; and
notwithstanding his letter read to the district con
vention. In which he declared he would only accept
the nomination in the event that it was found neces
sary to the harmony and success of the democratic
party, yet the editors of the American Patriot per
sist in asserting that he was anxious for a renomina
tion, and in reality a candidate, and " defeated in a
pitched battle between opposing forces." When the
editors assume, that it is a want of confidence in
Judge Perkins, and regarded as a triumph over him
by Col. Davidson and his friends, they only express
the wish, which is father to the thought. They want
it to he so, and hence their assertion, based upon in
adequate grounds. They need not flatter themselves
that the 19 votes out for Judge Perkins in the con
vention will come up blanks in November. Those
delegates had a first choice, but will cheerfully vote
for the nominee, mangre the assertions of the Pa
triot to the contrary, and will moreover elect him in
The opinion of the editors, that Judge Perkins in
his late speech was embarrassed, " both as to the sub
ject discussed, and the mode of discussing them."
and that he did not seem to feel that he was standing
OR proper ground, is rather a poor compliment, and
to our understanding evinces, a disorded state of the
mind, on the part of the editors. A few sentences
further on, they set this opinion completely aside,
by stating that -'understanding his subject well, he
approaches with confidence and imparts to his hearers
the same which he himself posseses."
The Editors of the American Patriot, think that the
remarksofJudge Perkins relative "to aliens and their
appointment to office, must have been rather galing
to many of his audience, who had no doubt not many
minutes before violated them by their own personal
acts." Do the editors suppose we are so green, as
not to know the difference between aliens orforeigner.s
and naturalized citiseas. One would think so from
the tenor of their remarks.
In voting for Mr. Elgee, we voted for a naturalized
citizen, and not an alien. Who does not oppose the
appointment of foreigners not naturalized to office.
It wk in relation to these and these alone. Judge
Perkins spoke, and we are sure his sentiments on that
subject, as indeed on every other, met the entire ap
probation and hearty approval of every democrat
that heard him.
The editors are very much gratified, that Judge
Perkins did not abase the know nothings, and so are
we. There was no need of that. To expose their
principles, and the danger growing out of their se
cret order, and their proscription of such men as
Gen. Shields, of Illinois, and others equally worthy,
and the abolition nature of it at the north, was
enough. He showed himself decidedly opposed to it,
and warnedhls fellqw citizens against it. We endorse
Judge Perkins and his speech. and shall always be
gratified to have him visit Clinton, without any
" avowal before hand of his line of argument."
Are the editors of the Patriot satisfied?
Know Nothing Platform.
The Editors of the "American Patriot" have pub
lished with quite a flourish, the platform, which a
fragment of the Know Nothing Convention, recently
assembled at Philadelphia, adopted and sent forth to
the country, as the principles of the Party.
There are many things in that platform not objec
tionable, and are the principles held in common with
every party, which has any claims to the respect or
confidence of the people. But there is an attempt to
mix up religion and politics, church and state, run
ning through the whole series.
Proscription of Catholics and naturalized citizens
from an equal participation, in the privileges, and
emoluments which the Constitution and laws confer,
are among the principal features in the platform.
While we have our senses, we can never subscribe
to any political creed that makes a distinction be
tween the equality of our citizens under the govern
ment. All must stand alike, native or adopted, jew
or gentile, cllhristian or infidel, in respect to the rights
of citizenship and the privileges it confers. Where
the Constitution has made no distinction we should
make none. If we are to believe the Northern pa
pers, the platform is nothing but a cheat, and binds
The New York Express, one of the most conserva
tive of the Northern Know Nothing Journals, says,
"Every man is left free to resist the admission of
Kansas, into the Union; that there is nothing in the
platform which compels a northern man to endorse
the repeal of the Missouri Compromise! There is
no reason why every northern man should not go on
with his organization just as ever." The New York
Herald, the leading Know Nothing paper of the
Union, declares, that "the bulk of the Nortthern States
having repudiated the platform, the party of the
north are free in each state to conduct the bustiness
upon the practical and local lessues of the day."
Thei Noew York Mirror speaking of the platform
says, "Tithere is no ground for hoping that the north
will deliberately ratify the outrage."
The New York Courier and Enquirer, says, "Our
worst fears have been realized, the Convention has
split upon the rock of slavery. The rent is complete
and the whole concern as a national organization
has gone to the bottom. To all human appearance
it renders it certain that the next Presidential Cam
paigu will be purely a sectional struggle, the very
consummation most to Ie deprecated by every manl
having aln American feeling.
"That the Northern States will not assent to the
outrage involved In the deliberate violation of good
faith. A thousand times less will they solemnly rat
ify it by taking such pledges as are now thrust upon
them by the southern members of tile Convention."
Every Kuow Nothing paper in New Jersey is out
against the platform, and some of the Peunsylvania
papers declare that Western Pennsylvania will spit
upon and repudiate it and refuse to sustain the nom
Inees who may stand upon it.
For the especial benefit of the Editors of the
American Patriot, we will let one of their own organs,
the New York Herald. characterize the platform.
which they have pledged themselves through lilf to
sustain. "One half of the platform Is mere balder
dash and stnff. If it is neceasary to use snch twad.
die to work on the feelings of the people of the coun
try, a double set of documents should be adopted,
one for the intelligent readers, the other for those
who are not, and cure should be taken to keep the
latter out of the city papers. Neither are the other
points of the platform worth much. Abstractions
do not tell with the masses, and are seldom worth
This platform of the Southern portion of the Phil
adelphia Convention, claims power for the supreme
rights as set forth in the Virginia and Kentulcky
court, which is repugnaut to the doctrine of state
resolutions of '98 and '99, and Mr. Matdison's cele
brated report thereon. It charges the Whig and
Democratic parties of violating pledges solemnly
made, by passing the Kansas-Nebraska act, and re
pealing the Missouri Compromise, thus placing the
South in a false position, and censuring those noble
whigs and democrats In the last Congress, that stood
yb the rights of the south, and carried out in good
faith the Compromise of 1850. Such a platform can
never have our support.
The PI'ety Platform.
Never before in the history of our government
have the people been so amazed; as by the recent
know nothing platform adopted at Philadelphia !
Never before has any party inserted as a principle
of its polltical creed, its belief in the existence of a
supreme being. The know nothings have the honor,
if honor it be, of this, and it is the first and great prin
cipleof their party. By inserting it in their plat
form, the presumption is, that it is their desire to
make up an issue thereupon, and with it, to enter
the canvass! If this is not an attempt to unitereli
glon with politics, we do not know what Is. Having
taken up the subject of religien. the inference is,
that they have decided the whole question. and have
published their whole creed, and are now ready to
support it. Unfortunate party! how did it happen
that you failed to acknowledge the divinity of Christ?
Were you afraid to make up that issue, lest you
should exclude the deists, of whom it is alleged
you have many in your ranks? By your own words
you lead us to believe that you do not acknowledge
the divinity of Christ. Was this because he happen
ed to be born in Gallilee? If we misconstrue your
language, set us right; and since you have begun,
give us the whole of your religious belief, if you
have aot already done so.
Now American citizens ! whether of native or for
eign birth, are you ready to jeopardize the welfare
and prosperity of our happy country, by giving
your countenance and aid to this attempt of the new
party to mingle religion with politics, and thereby
throw into our political elections all the fiery zeal,
prejudice, animosities, and fanaticisms which agi
tate, divide, and embitter the different religious de
nominations throughout the land. Are you ready
to disregard, the sacred teachings of the early Amer
lean patriots; nay more, are you ready to disregard
and reject the principle of religious freedom incor
porated in the Constitution of the United States; and
enter heart and hand into contests, which must re
sult disastrously to the country, and may perchance
drench American soil with fraternal blood': If you
Iare, give your aid and countenance to this unfortu
nate and imprudent attempt of the know nothing
party to drag religion, and religious opinions into
the political arena, and if you are not, come with
us, come to the standard of the democracy which
still waves, and under whose broad folds are gather
ed brave, generous, and true hearts, ready to battle
for the constitution, and for civil and religious Ilib
erty. Join with us in resisting this impolitic and un.
constitutional movement, and success will crown our
-- The planter's (St. Mary's) Banner
of the 28th, has the following:
We are sorry to hear that charbon is com
mitting sad ravages in many portions of our
parish. Mr. J. M. Hugor, we understand
has lost on his plantation forty-five horses
and mules and about sixty head of cattle.
At Bayou Sale, on the pilantation of the
late Thomas Hord, we learn that nearly,
if not quite, all of the stock has been killed;
on Mr. Benjamin Hudson's plantation, in
that neighborhood, the loss is reported as
very great. On the prairies and in the mar
shies this disease is sweeping off the cattle
at a wholesale rate.
SETTLEMENT OF DIFFICUL'ri.E.The Pa
ris correspondent of the New York Times
writes as follows, under date of the 6th ult.
"News has reathed nme just in time for
the steamer's mail of to-day, that the Span
ish Government had agreed to dismiss the
Governor of Sagua la Grande firom his of
fice, and to punish the officer in command
of the Ferrolana if he has exceeded his or
ders in the affair of the El Dorado, which
orders, it seems, were explicit not to stop
vessels, or make any search, until after they
had entered the waters under the jurisdic
tion of Cuba.
"I have noticed a report friom Cuba that
the Governor of Sagua la Grande has been
already dismissed from his post. If so,
then the alion of the Captatn General has
anticipated this resolution on the part of
the Government of Madrid.
Sir"A company of eighteen men recent
ly left Fort Smith for the reported gold
mines on the Red Fort of the Arkansas,
about 400 miles above that place, in search
of the precious metal. The company wont
fully prepared to make a thorough exami
nation of the whole country, with a view
of ascertaining if gold really exists in such
quantities as has been reported,
W Edmund Lafayette. grandson of the
Marquis do Lafayette, so distinguished as
the brave and generous champion of Amer
ican Independence, has been spending a few
days in Delaware with the DuPonts, who
were the early friends of the General.
The Wilmhnington Journal says:
In company with t few friends, he has
visited all the places of interest in the oi.
cinity; one of ise earliest visits `being to
the scene of the battle at Chadd's Ford, ia
which his ancestor first shed his first blood
in our cause. The very spot upon which
the General was standing when he was
wounded was pointed out by some of the
Mr. Lafayette is about 28 years of ago
of fine countenance and engaging manners,
He bears some resemblance to his grti4.
father, though a much handsomer men.
FRESH SODA WATER.
TAVING procured the necessary fitures, sand
. ararangemontSftor receiving regularly, foustt
of fresh Soda Water, the same, with nouh Byruin r
may be desired, can be rocured of
jy 7 . S. BBECHNO, &00.
THE co-partnership of IIAnR.S & DKAiWnoiI,
is dissolved by mutual consent, M. HRau
withdrawing from the firm.
Those indebted, will please come forward
and settle, as the outstanding business mlst
be closed without delay.
The business will be conducted at the same
store by J. G. DaARMOND , who wlil earry
out business arrangements mnde with H. & D.
PROVISIONS AND GROCERIES,
will constaptly be kept on hand, at the lowest
Clinton prices. The purchasing arrangemeate
being the same, enables the advertiser to
offer great inducements to cash dealers, who
are respectfully invited to price and examine
articles before purchasing elsewhere.
Cash advances will be made on Cotton cow
signed to Micajah Harris, 58 Oravier street,
New Orleans. jyv
J. G. DEARMOND.
Suooessor to HARRIS & DeARMIOND.
I AS on hand, Bacon, Flour, Lard, Hams,
. do. sugar cured, Corn Beef, Molasses,
Mess Pork. Soap, Cutlery,
Salt, Tobacco, Woodware,
Axes, Cigars, Crockery,
do handles, Gunpowder, Glass ware,
Cow peas, Shot, Tinware,
Oils, Pickles, Brooms,
Yenast powders,Spices, Hoes,
Coffee, Starch, Spades, shovels
Teas, Sal soda, Trace chains,
Sugar, brown Nails, Porter, London
do crushed Well rope, Vinegar,
Rice, do buckets Wines, aass'd
Candles, Wash boards, Fruits, presv'd.
Lime & cement Castings,
Domestics, calicoes. blankets, linseys, hay and
BAGGING, ROPE, AND TWINE
L.JQrnns, assorted; and many orther articles.
In fact, e general assortment of such articles,
as are usually found in such houses, to which
attention is particularly invited, . , ...,4
Terms being strictly cash, prices will be pro.
portionately low. Additional fresh supplies
will be received weekly. jy 7
LIST OF LETTERS.
T)EMAINING in the Post Office, at Clinton, La.,
June 30, 1865.
Burton, John Barnett, Joel
Boatner. John Baynaba, T. H. W.
Butler, B. Bnukler, Christian C.
Carter, Gen. A. G. 2 Collins, F. C.
Cathel Jonathan Carter. Thomas
Caulfield, R. C. Catha, MI. J.
Chapman Thomas Crawford. John L.
Chapman, Mrs. Z. A. Collins, Isaac W.
Chapman, Mrs. F. A, Chandler, M. M.
Chaney, William J. Chapman, E. P. Miss
Collins, F. F. Carter, Harvill
Duffel. Judge Albert l)unn, G. W.
Dihon, John A. 2 Dunham, James R.
East. Mrs. Margaret Edwards, H. 9
Fisk, C. Fannon, Ellen Mrs.
Graham, B. C. 2 Green, J E.
Godfrey, James R. Green, Mrs. Ann
Gayle, Charlotte M. Germany, E. 8.
Green, J. C. Green. John N.
Herbert, Rev. R, H. 2 Higglnbotham, Ira M.
Ilarrell, Jacob Hitchock, Frank
Higglubotham, John J.
Knox, E. D. Keel Sopblah Miss
Knighton. M. E. Miss Kirkland, P. Mrs.
Lemon, Enoch A.
Mitchell Autolne McNabb, Henry H.
Moore, S. L. Moore, William F.
M.cCartey. I. I, McCoy, Ira
McKay Illaden Dr. McCaa, Mis Sarah F.
McCautz, E. P. Mrs.
Newsom, J. W. 2 Nunn, Stewart B.
Palmer, A. Penny, Laura Miss
Puller, Amanda A. 2 Pennington, A. J.
Pritchard, J. W. Parker, James
Pye, Eliza Mrs. Poole Charles
Reddin Virginia Miss Rollins, J, C.
Sparkmnn, N. R. Sadle, Lamon T.
fSimpson, Sarah Mrs. Smith, J. W.
Shropshire, W. D. 2 Street, H. G.
Turner, Caroline Mrs. Taylor Monroe
Waller Robert Williams, A. 2
White Amelia Mrs. Woodruff, Billy
Williams, Eliza S. Welnacht, Jacob
White, H. II. 2 Weller, R. H.
Williams,Mevina Miss Wren, A. C.
Persons calling for the above letters will please
say they are advertised.
,y 7J.NO. H. MRELL. P. U.