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the ballot box, it is aIly Just to do it
in the business Iati In the social circle,
in a .Mason's e, and everywhere else.
*dust iupae In my connection with
a mv i chprhood, whose time honored
-teac aim "temperance, prudence,
fortL eand justice," freedom of conscience
and brotherhood to all who believe in God.
and r"yring, l I do its beautiful and holy
teaching, I shall hesitate by my bnllot, to
rretivento the Temple, "workmen" who I
esepet are incapable of illustrating in their
lives and character, the beautiful and sub
lime preoept. and truths which the great
"muater builders" have enjoined upon the
"craft" from the days of King Solomon to
the present time.
A ROrLs Ancu MABeox.
DBMOWRALC STATE TICKET.
ROBERT 0. WLCKLIFFE.
Of West Feolatna.
10, 10. tI1ia~ 1nr * OOVnOlaO.
CHARLES H. MOUTON.
Of I buroohe.
Solt, ARY OF STATE.
DBWDRe s. HERRO N.
Of 3rst Baton Rouge.
Of Weat PolClana.
ron TItA. nRER.
E.. E, GRENEAUX.
Fo A roVu+ asxaRAL.
.. WMArIt N OMOTSE.
FI$O6 5UITENDIMDNT PUBLIC EDUCATION.
, SAMUEL BARD.
VB CONGORSi.-THIRD DISTRICT.
THOMAS GREEN DAVIDSON.
Of East Baton Rouge.
For the November Election.
W are authorised to announce JAMES B.
asi candidate for the JVDoGser of the 7th
Jat Distript. jy 14
FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY.
Jg*Wa are authorized to announce W. FERGUS
KRNAN, as a candidate for Dsarmncr Arron,.r for
the Seventh Judicial District. je 10
} We are authorized to announce JTOIN M.
ROB TSB, as eandidato for Dsurarer Anroaszr for
he eveanth Judicial District. je 80
JW e We are borl.ed to announce WILLIAM
PATTERSON as a candidate for Clerk of the Dis
triet Oourt, for the Parish of East Feliciana. jy7
S'PWe are authorized to announce GEORGE C.
OOMSTOOK, as asondidate for tlnurvv, for the
Parish of East Fellciman. je 23
i We are authorized to announce WILLIS W.
OK ORE, as a candidate for 8urnirr for the I'arioh
of East Felicians. subject to a Democratic Noui
aatlen. je 20
Fi OR ASSESSOR.
Jlp e ae authorized to announce JOSEPH T.
DRAW!DY, as a candidate for Asasson of the l'ar
1Mi East Folloluna. jy 28
PRSIDENT JEFFERSON AND TIIHE
The Orloanian of the 20th, publishes the
following letter written by Mr. Jefferson,
in reply to that of the Sisters of St. Ursula,
in,New Orleans, in relation to the tempo
ralities of that order under the new gov
ernment which followed the cession of Lou
isiana. The letter is brief, but does not I
fail to express the liberal and constitution
al views of religious freedom, which are
entirely consonant with the profound mind
and universal charity of that distinguished
statesmnn. Wo pLblish the letter, and would
ask attention to the contrast between the
unbounded tolerance and charity of Jleller
son, and the political sages of this day, who
by legislative appointment pay rullianly
and vulgar visits to nunneries, and who,
even in Louisiana, the late N. 0. platform
to the contrary, advocate a similar inva
sion of those unprotected institutions, by
the civil authorities;
"The president of the United States to the
Sister Therese e S. Xavier Farjon, Superior,
and the Nuns of the Order of St. Ursula at
" I have received, holy sisters, the letter
you have written me, wherein you express
anxiety for the property vested in your in
stitution by the former government of Loui
siana. The principles of the constitution
and government of the United States nr a
sure guarantee to you, that it will ho proe
served to you sacred and inviolate, and
that your institution will be permitted to
govern itself according to its own volunta
ry rules, without interference trom the civil
authority. Whatever diversity of shade
may appear in the religious opinions of our
fellow-eitizens, the charit l Iio ie.ts ot yotur
institution cannot he indifferent to any. and
its tfrtherance of the whole-onu.m lUi"ice's
of society, by training up thiie ouigr nmei
bers in the way they should goi. ca: t I'ail
to insure it the patrolng'e of tih ,o..
ment it is under. Be assurd it iill II.iet
all the protection my office will give it.
I salute you, holy sister, withi friclllshil
(Sigued) Ti' . JErt.E otN.
EDImtD tIY A SPECIAL IEMOSICATIO 'OM flI.TEM.
Saturday Morning, July 28, 1.856,
FOIl JUDOE--SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITEE.
[Sitting of July 4th 1855.] The followingofficers
were unanimously elected to serve during the term
of this committee:
EnIL: LA SBas President.
T. J. Suenus, Corresponding Secretary.
Jons Hor.xu, Troasurer.
J. L. McCAuLer, Recording Secretary.
*,RoIember, and attend the Rail Road meot
I _, on Saturday, August ii.
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its high character and is filled with valuable stores
of pleasant and instructive reading. No family
should be without Oodey.
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east of the British periodicals has been received.
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the Baltic in 1854; Zaldee; Once upon a time; Notes
on Canada and the North-West States of America;
Spanish Intolerance and Insolvency; The Palmere
ton administration; The Story of theCampaign writ
ten in a Tent In the Crimea.
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the Now Volume of the four great British Beviews.,
namely, Edinburgh, North British, Westminister, and
London Qnarters, and Blackwoods's Edinburgh Mag
azine, (Monthly,) commence with North British for
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DE MOCRATIC BARBECUES.
On Thursday, the 2d of August, there is to be a
mass meeting of the Democracy, and a great barba
cue, In the parish of Calcnslen, at the store of J. B.
Hatch & Co., to which all citizens, without distinc
tion of party, are invited to attend.
And on Saturday, August 4th, there will be a
M~ammoth barbacue, at the the town of Alexandria,
parish of Rapides, to which a like invitation is ex
At both places will be present, R. C. Wickliffe,
Esq., C. 1. Mouton, Esq., E. W. W.oise, Esq., theHon.
John 3. Sandidge, Dr. Bard, Col. Levi, and others.
Fnis DisctioenX will be the order of the day, and
the nominees of the know nothing organization for
State officers are particularly invited to attend, and
JA"At a barbacue given in Rupidee, on the 14th
lust. free dircualion being the great attraction, the
know nothing speakers were routed In debate by
the gallant democratic orators. ltapide. hao set the
bull in motion, with a spirit well worthy of her an
cient rtnown. In Novnulwr next she will roll op one
of those old frshloned majorities, that she wao wont
to do In days of old.
THIIE TUE AMERICA..
We have received the first number of this new
pnper, estaldished at Enton ollnge by M.ir. Winfree,
Jr. This gentalmal w."s one of the founders of
Know Nothinginm in that Parih, and wa+, original
ly, a Whig. He now supports the Democratic State
Ticket. In his declaration of principles, he says.:
" While the True A ilerican will be an ad
voeate of Alerl'ican ' Principles, maintanining as
a truismn, that "Americarns shall rule America,"
It will oppose prascription of ev'ry kind, whc
thor it be on account of birth or the choice of
" Believing that the secrot political organi
zation commonly culled Know Nothinlgs is not
what its foiuidlers in this State intended it
should he,nud that its presenlt working is sub
versive ofeivil and religious liberty, iand op
posed to the spirit of our free governmlenlt,
the Truc Aneri"ain will oppose that organiza
tion a.s it nouw ex.ists.
"'The 'Tiu Am neriecn will support the plat
form and ticket. plut forth by the D)emocratic
State (o,'vetlionl, as Ibeing morle in icorldcell
with the Ametcirkn sethinient, than the phlat
form and ticket of the self-styled American
"With no other prl'omise th a rigid adlher
lncie to tlhe principles set forth in this Itro.l.e.
t i, nl, a ti etermliniation to spare Io elffort to
rialIier the''rite A tia'iiil a iaiper interesting
IInd uiseul to Ithe general sI ierI', and worthy
the siullort of ivery friend of civil and relig
ions liberty, it asks only the favor which its
nerits liuny deservi."
Mr. !)erhigly, know nothing candidate for Clover
n.r declared hlmself at the raltill'ation ulhvtiig ill
Niew (I)rlans' to be tIa old Fogy, out tand out, " opII
posed ilo pl 'tg'., deter ilrl ed not to Iay one thing
mul nid practite ltiotel'r lnld aid his plarty would all
go to the devil ir they persisted in cutting ulp thu
Consitlhtionu." 11,' statid further " that the party
iadi ated unwiely in ileting )t hi, and if theyI
wish to succeed, they had better ntot have hint Ias
't'his is a lprt'l y hone .. confi'sion, i anid may bring t
idown. the ire of ' . tr' of the mollrt' ;e'igni. rneim
ber's of, the order. We arue disposed i think,silence
will b enjoined iluponll hi in futurell , al s old Fogyi..m
is peculiarly distaiteful to the kanw nothingts ihere
i .m t s.
W.r':.lIr t Ali ( il iN ('iNs iin tl; . I 'lursti . - -The
Concordia f.i' t ! pneer. f illrhhid y la.-i, frsayi:
The corn cl llp i n( l,, c, sidred 'uilly mII doi e and
carriued l 7,i l tIhe fear " o' failure tn' ll our river
latul, hi Ili \'i i'. l. The late d.hi:ng :iower,
hile bli injni Ill he I. riiiht of ilie corn fodder,
,whihh hia been vi plld from h tli, hfils.
(_ot'ih l bolls \\i r, erg. ,. lido hal e ble' opened in this
i iinity tl.: v rly a l, the loth ilul(. All eminent phlint
r (i 'l" .n putrish inform:, iý Ihlat lie he shall conl
lii1, picking , l s h lh r ailid trashy bolls us etarly
as neI t w1 etk.
10 wTl, u11il--" r u' inte"-i luls in iall the eemee
tie ,' New I h.;uis I',,r tih eek vuliiistIhe".2d ins.,
vilmliits!d In. . ,I 1' , \ llIh \1 bt O i 1~i d ,, 11 fe
CE 4th NARY COLLEGE!
The annual commencempitt exercises of Centenary
College, at Jackson, La. came off on Wednesday last
the 26th Inst. If we are to Judge from the chaste,
elegant and mostly well delivered speeches of the
Graduating Class, and the report of the examining
committee, we should most unhesitatingly say, we
have cause to be proud of such an ilstitution In our
We have attended many times before, but.this was
decidedly the best we have yet witnessed, both in
the number of graduates, and the scholastic attain
ments exhibited in their speebhes. Most of these
would have done honor to much older heads.
The ittlest taken In the success of Centenary
College, is every year greatly increased, as is evl
denced by the immense number of people, who come
from a distance to witness commehcement. This
year the crowd was greater than ever. The num
ber of ladies alone was sufficient to 81l the Chapel.
There is a growing disposition on the part of
the people of the South to educate their children at
home. This is as it should be. As long as we fail
to foster, and support southern colleges, by sending
our children to the north we cannot expect to have
them'prosper and take that high grade among the
institutions of learning, which is accorded to those
which have been longer in existence ; tiles is being
felt by the southern people, and now that they see
nearly the entire faculty of that old favorite, Yale
College, openly avowing themselves abolitionists,
and taking an active part in stirring up opposition
to southern interests, the feeling will become gene
ral throughout the south, and in self-defence, the
people will patronize southern colleges.
Centenary College, now prosperous and enjoying
the confidence of the public, will come in for a large
increase of southern patronage, if conducted as it
should be, and as it has been heretofore, with an eye
single to the advancement of the student, and the
moral and literary character of the Institution.
Its location Is one of the most healthy and dllight
ful, that could be selected. Its present faculty are
generally educated, indnutrlous, painstaking men;
President Miller in particular never tires and we
feel confident, no exertions will be wanting on his
part, to make the college what Its most sanguine
friends desire it to be. Success to his efforts, and a
long reign of prosperity to the Institution.
JACKsoN LA., July 23, 1853.
Editor of the Fediiana Democrat :-As the time ap
proaches, when we should know, who are to be the
Democratic candidates for the legislature, permit
me to suggost the name of your worthy townsman
iythell Haynes, Esq., as one of thocandidatesof the
Democratlo party at the ensuing election for the
legislature. We all know Mr. Ilaynes to bo a sound
and true demoorat, snch as the times and circum
stances demand. We want a man that knows and
appreciates the true laterest of the people, and dares
defend them In the teeth of the double laced know
nothing propriptionists of the day. Many of u. in
this part of the parish, consider Mr. Ilaynes the rmn
and feel confident of his election if nominated by
the democracy. We hope you will give this a place
In the Democrat, and oblige many of the unterriflcd.
A IrlurY IRETORLT.-At St. Francisvllo, while Dr.
Bard was giving his estimate of what he consider
id would be the democratic majority in November
next, a know nothing cried out: " In a horn!"
*'In the bii end of the horn," replied the speaiker,
HIIorns halve two ends my friend."
It is unnecessary to add there was an uproar of
applause and laughter.
SECRECY NOT REMOVED IN LOU'ISIAA.
Although the Know Nothing Convention in Phil
adelphia resolved that the time had arrived, for
that party to remove the veil of secrecy in which
their former proceedings had been held, and that
In the future they were to act openly and above
,oard, yet the know nothing convention of Lon
Islana, it is said, refused to adopt a proposition
to that effect, urged upon it during its late session
in New Orleans. The charm of mystery and the
dread of public scrutiny, and the love of political
dictation, prevent the rulers of the order in Lou
Islana from adopting any open, manly, or truly
American policy as heretofore practised by all par
ties In this hitherto happy land.
How often have we been told by members of the
order, "that all secrecy and mystery would be
thrown aside as soon as circumstances would admit.
That the party was too young to encounter open
opposition at first. That the child must crawl le
fore it could walk, &c. But this would not long
he the cate." Still their meetings are held in secret,
and in the night time. Why Is this? Is the child
still too young to walk? Are their principles still
undeveloped? IHas not their machinery been sufti
tilciently lopped and pruned to meet the public gaze?
Do they still require their members to keep every
thing in the (lark? Are they still hound to sublmit
to the dictation of the order, or not to exercise the
rights which freemen, in a free country, possess? Is
not the conclusion a legitimate one, " that they love
darkness better than light, because their deeds are
Good men, all over the couintry, of every party,
are alarmed at the danger which threatens the peace
andl quiet of this great nation from these secret Io
litical associations, and il noble appeals of reason
and argument, are warning the people against them,
The well known hlitory of the Jacobin Clubs of
France, are too fresh upon their minds, not to awake
fturful forebodings from it like cause In this coun
try. Like causes produce like ellects everywhere.
R:.orsxciso KNow. No [NO Trn .---The Port Gibson
Itlcille, of the 19th instant, has sovernl collulns
of notiles of withdrawals from the K. N.., all de.
(lh'ing that they were wheedled into the order by
alsc repreelltations, and somle saying that they
will, ]have nothling more to do with lthe unholy
thinK on earth or delewchere. T'he Jackson 11 i.iosip
()tr inltrir exchanges arl crowded with the IIIPnes
of withdrawals from Ihe K. N. lodls. \Vc trill
ealryinll'.g evI rything ' Ce LorII it. Ille hi ne er l ll -
l' \H illl ,: Ii ' 't l rI'VulsionI I li1 Il ) llil'r r'l llitIll 'III
SPFEOfB OF Tis I1nOu. SAU.UL BARD.
The lion. Samnel Bard, Demooratle nominee for
State Superintendent of Public Schools, addressed
a small audience, convened on short notice, in the
Court hosoe on Saturday last.
Mr. Bard commenced by stating his position as the
dcmocratic nominee, and declaring himself a demo
crat from his youth to the present time. and that he
expected to die in the same political faith.
The speaker elaborated at some length upon south
ern education; expressed himself in favor of south
ern schools, and southorn teachers. He had no oh
jections to educated northern men who came among
us to make the the south their permanent home, and
who by their acts, showed themselves such. He
wanted to see them buy property, marry, and settle
in the country. But there was a class of northern
men. who came amongst us, simply to make money
and leave, and who were imbued with'abolition ten
dencies, that he was opposed to. lie spoke of Cen
tenary College in very commendable terms, said it
was an h6nor to the state, and was taking a high rank
among the Institutions of learning in the south, and
vieing with much older institutions in other parts
of the country. lie was in favor of keeping our
young men at home, and giving them a southern ed
ucation, and condemned in strong terms, sending
them to the north, where abolition sentiments were
instilled into their young m!nds, by northern men,
and northern school books. Southern men were
doing themselves great injustice by such a course,
and acting prejudicial to the interests of the slave
holding states. Referred to Mr. Calhoun, as high
authority in support of his views, who says: "Young
men that intended to live in the south should be ed
ucated in the south." Ills sentiments on southern
education were sound, and we doubt not met a hear
ty response from all who heard him.
Mr. Bard then gave his reason why he was a dem
ocrat, ever had been, and ever would he. Its nation
lity, and its sound political doctrines, commended
themselves to the support of all who duly appreci
ated and properly understood their influence. From
the innnauguration of Mr. Jefferson, to the present
time, the government had been in the hands of dem
ocratic men, and administered upon democratic prin
ciples, except about ten years of that time. That
our present greatness and prosperity was owing to
that fact, and to that party now alone couldwe look
for salvation from a dissolution of the Union, so
strongly threatened by the powerful efforts of A bo
litionism, free-sollism, and know nothingism north,
to carry out their aggressive policy against the in
stitution of slavery. After giving his reasons for
being a democrat, he then took up the subject of
know nothingism, and gave his reasons why he could
not he a " know nothing."
lie presented his objections with great force and
power, at the same time, that he was respectful to
the Individual members of the party. He discusesed
th. subject upon principle, and proved clearly and
congntly, that it was wrong in priuclple. in violation
o,f the spirit and lIttcr of the constitultin. and
wolld lhad to dangerrou results if nt pat down.
lecnommented with great severity upon the many
platforms of the order, " that their name was le
gion," showed the way that in all the northern states,
know nothingism was slnonymous with abolitionism
and proved by reference to facts, that all the elec
tions that had taken place In those states. know
nothingism, had elevated abolitionists into office.
lie judged the tree by its fruits, and was forced to
conclude it to be of abolition origin and tendency,
north of Mason and Dixon's line. lie spoke of it
south, had no doubt many good whigs and demo
crate, had been induced to join the know nothings,
thinking they were doing right. Such he wanted to
come out and act with the democrats, as their only
chance of doing their country service. Those ren
egade whigs and democrats, that had joined the or
der with the hope of getting office, he wanted to
stay in, as we could do better without, than with
Ills remarks relative to the Louisiana platform
were amusing, especially when he referred to that
one, that says the office should seek the man, and
not the man the office. IIe i.cknowledged that he
was seeking the office, and had sought the nomina
tion for the purpose of addressing his fellowcitizens
on the great isms, now agitating the country from
one extreme to the other. lie compared the third
and sixth article of the platform, and showed they
were antipodal to each other. What was good in
the platform, had been taken from the Georgia, and
Loulslana democratic platform and was democratic
lie spoke of the recent election for Chief Justice,
and mentioned Judge Merrick's name in flattering
term.. Iad no doubt from what his friends said of
him, he would fill the station with honor. But do
clared at the same time, the result was not a test of
the strength of the democracy in this state. That
the democrats had no candidate in the field, and that
many democrats had voted for Judge Merrick in
preference to Mr. Elgeo, who had been known to he
an uncompromising whig, and had said more hard
things against the democrats, than any man in the
state. lie gave it as his opinion, the democracy
woul carry their ticket in the fall, by at least live
thousand majority, He said he had ooen told that
on account of his sound southern views on educa
tion, lie would be elected if the rest of the ticket
were defeated. lie wanted no such a result in his
favor. If the rest of the ticket were defeated, he
wanted to be defeated with them. Like the conti
nental Congress, he wanted, live or die, sink or
swim, survive or perish," all to go together.
Ills remarks were Interspersed with some very
amusing anecdotes, and upon the whole were receiv
ci'l with strong markli of approbation throughout
by his small, but attentive audience. Many know
nothings were present, and took no exception to any
lhiig lie said, respecting their doctrin(es, platformsi
andti men. It is his intention to visit our Parish
again before the canvss\ is over. Thie democracy
of the stat have cause to eI, prolud of such it cham
pion in the good cauel. If tlhere is a thoirough i f
font nail throughoutl the sttle, as I nti sre there
will be, great and powerfull reacli will take place
by the day of election, and we mhall triumnphantly
elect our whole tickeit I.
NeW COT'irox.-Thle litrst ,hole a ncw ccltt on was
rc. it ed at New Orleans, 0on te ?t.11l ih t. It was
i irc I:W ill (c n tII, . 'feT::ý
Doells have been rang, lon ores lighted. cannons
fired, and immense mass meetings held, till of eutsu.
slanm all over the oountry, in honor of the adoptl*e.
of the " National" platform by the know nothing
convention, recently aeelabled at Philadelpltl..
Loud boasts were made of the glorious " National
principles" of that very patriotic assembly, asi
the old fogy democrats were jeered for havlqqllp
csled that the great National know nothl.lL rty,
like its illustrious predecessor, the whig party, w.gh
split upon the slavery question, and with triumpt
they were cited to the truly American document, as
a complete proof of demooratio gasconade. Batq.'
on examination of the truly national know noth ll
platform, we were no less surprised at the very w~
derful achievement of the new party in being
to make a " National Plaeormsr " with Afteen stae.U
than we were mortified at seeing an unholy so4i
American attempt to drag the paure principles -of
ligion into the unhallowed arena of political
filet, If this be a national platform made by IVAl
states, what; we aski. would they call one mlade
thirty one. Perhaps a " highly Intcnsp Amerlean"
We had hoped that the fifteen state national plat.
form. In which Mewrs. Hardy and Duance represented
Louisiana, would have been sufficient, at least for
this portion of the great "National" know nothing
organization, but we have been sadly disappointed
and are now experiencing feelings of disgust, so
profound, as to be even unsurpassed by that of tbp
new party itself for the wild hunt after ofooe, as ib
very impolite but novel amusement of spitting on
the platform, already vigorously commenced by the
great seceders from the Philadelphia Gooventionu
with our own state pleasantly appproving their
agreeable pastime by smilingly stepping balf wt4
off the unfortunate piece of national mechanism.-,
We wish them a pleasant time of,it.
Our country, the geography informs us, is a great
country, and the American party, the know nothing
papers tell us, is a great party. It is a great party;
it is entirely too blg for the country; too big for
any platform; they cannot all get on one structure;
so the great party has had to make two platforms
one for the north, and another for the south, and
even Louisiana has had to set up on her own book
and make, one for her little feet to dance a politic~le
cotillion with the " Amerlean" Catholcls, into office,
and naively coquetting him of foreign birth. An#l
as we look around, we are llledwith wonder at the
number of " American Partiep" now inAmerica!
When we east our eyes beyond Mason &~lxofti's line,
there we see Senator Wil:oon with his American par
ty, and here at home we have counsellor Pike, and
his American party. lint that which makes it little
short of a mitracle is, that they a're all "National"
parties, and all "American," witf not a foreign or
sectional one among all the a,.ortment.
N'ow freemeu of America. yet who love your
whole country ; ye, who love the union, when you!
see these things threatening. as threaten they must,
In their Iickerings and clashings, the best interests
I of our republican government, will you lend your
aid to a party, ohose tendenceso are so clearly to.
wards sectional interests, and so adverse to the no
Iler and higher interests of the republic at large.--.
In view of these things, [stop and consider, wheth4
er the aim and object of the know nothing party Is'
the advancement of sectional or national interests.'
If sectional, it is your duty to oppose it.
TWO FOR ONE.
In the State Convention of 1852, for remodeling
our State Costit ution, there was only one Democrat
elected from the city of New Orlean., Mr. George
Eustls, jr. He Is now figuring as one of the knoWt
nothing orators, and is no longer one of us. Bit
to counterbalance his upostacy, we have Mr. St.
Paul, and Mr. Proaux, two of the most eloquent
members of the whig party, elected as such from thoe
Parish and oity of New Orleans, to the same conven
tlon. There being no longer a whig party, those
gentlemen have nobly taken sides with the democs'
racy, and we were pleased to see their namesamon g
the Vice Presidents of the great democratic ratiil
cation meeting held In the city on the 19th'inst.
The ranks of the democracy. are being Alled up all
over the Union, by the wisest and the bheat of
old line whigs. Many of them have taken the stump,
and are handling " Sam" without mercy. The lion.
James B. Clay, son of the Sage of Ashland, made a
powerful speech in Lexington, Kentucky, againlSt
know nothingism, and declared his determination tol
act with the national democracy in future. The'
lions. Jas. C. Jones, of Tennessee, Stephens and
Toombs of Georgia, Preston of Kentucky. Gholson
of Virginia, Kerr of North Carolina, Evansa
Maine, and Rost of Louisiana, have boldly taken
open part in opposition to the dangerols and uncor?,
stitutional doctrines of the exclusive "self-styleL
American party." Thcse are noble recruits. We
receive all such with open arms, and welcome them
as co-laborers il the great cause of American llber
ty, and defenders of the constitution of their conqo
try. '" lang out our banner on the outward wally
for the cry Is still they come." One hundred aou
forty, in the Parish of Lafourche, have signed a call
for a meeting to oppose slid render effectuhl oppods
tion to know nothingism. All whigs but five or slf.
Ily November, we predict the greatest re-action thai
ever took place in any state. Know nothlngism has
reached its culminating point in Louisiana. t[
. "The Governor has issued his proolamatlon,
appointing Monday the 13th of August next, as the
day on which an election for Judge of the Seco
District shall be held, to fill the vacancy occaslon ,
by the resigna tlon of Judge Lea.
Why is it that no election has been ordered for
this judicial District. tJ
KNOW NOTHINGa DECENC:.-A gang of Know N0
thing rowdies, at the great )cemocratic meeting i1
New Orleans, interrupted the speakers, eRpeclally
Mr. Mloije, by all manner of disgraceful nolses. DBu
they gained nothing by this, for Mr. AI. soon huh&ell
theltln, by givinllg them ' thororugh and effective
ta castigatiot a, a gantg 1e' blauelkguards ever smart
ei ttder.'" 'The New (rloas to press generally, re'
bu.ke Ill' actor thereinl. ,ith the exceplion of the
('rcenlll. Bunt what el.e cuould he expl ted froD