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DEMOCRATIC. ATE TICWET.
jTi~ ~ Oq~lp Gt~p~~OVUENOZ.
Rk I C. WICKLFE
Of Wout Peliclana .
`g EARLES H. MOUTON.
. Of Lafounohe.
103 UUCRITARY OWr Uare.
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-SAMUEL P. MARKS.
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* SAMUELL BA&RD.
o0 OONOURIS- 4IIUD DIsTRICT.
''SOMAS GREEN DýAVIDSON.
Of,. Isbn Rouge.
s .< ee of the Degoeratie Central
for the Parish of Est Felician ;
'L4siod4, That the 8d day of September
lat was fixed upon as the day to make nomi
natons of candidates, by the democratic par
ty for the Legislature and parish oMcers, as
follows-MoNDAY the 8d of September next,
being the day for the election of judge. The
democrats, voting at the different precincts on
that day, are requested to deposit their;ballots
for their choice of candidates for Legislature,
S Qierk, Assessor, and Coroner, with a
Committee of three democrats who are appoint
ed to attend each precinct to receive their votes
a4,to make a true return of the same, with
the lit of voters, to the Central Committee on
Tpesday, the following day, at Clinton.
The following committees are appointed for
each precinct who are earnestly yeqnested to
attend the same for the discharge of the duties
WaaM No. 1. Dr. J. W. Jones, W. W. Mun
son, J. A. Harbour.
S. B. M. G. Brown, Henry Clark, W. G. Kent.
8. J. W. Taylor, C. McVea, C. N. Gibbons.
4. Saul. Dnbose, Josiah Benton, Dr. Ronaue.
6. Win. H. O'Reiley, Goo. H. Packwood,
.; Irwin Brown, O. G. Edwards, Wm. Offat.
'. J. R. Jackson, W. Roark,, Willis Rowley.
8. W. M.Jourdan, Evans Dunn, Tim. Rogers.
On motion, the above committees were also
appointed to act as vigilant committees for
their respective Wards.
EDWD. DELONY, CAlirman.
I. N. Lzaox, Scretary.
For the November Election.
FOR THE STATE LEGISLATURE.
&mWe are authorized to announce J. SMYIIE
MONTGOMERY, as a candidate for the State Legis
lature, subject to a Democratic nomination.
,We are authorized to announce JAMES B.
SMITI~ a candidate for the Ju1n0a0 ? of the 7th
-dlell District. jy 14
FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY.
, Weo are authorised to announce V. FERGUS
KERNAN as a candidate for Diraseor Arroaxar for
the Seventh Judicial District. Jo 16
&We are authorized to announce JOHN M.
I OBERTS, as a candidate for Durraeor Arroaxiuy for
he Soventh Judiclal District. je 80
r We ae authorized to announce WILLIAM
PATTERSON, as a candidate for Clerk of the Dis
triet Court, for the Parish of East Fellelana. Jy7
C We are authorized to announce EDWIN
8COTT, as a candidate for Slslm'urvof the Parish of
.Est Felelana, subject to a Democratic nomination.
. We are authorized to announce GEORGE C.
COMSTOCK, as a candidate for Suaiurr, for the
Parish of Bast Fellclana. je 28
}jF*We are authorized to announce WILLIS W.
MOORE, as a candidate for SBIcrrIIv for the Parish
of East Feliolana. subject to a Democratic Nomi
nation. je 20
Wjpe*o are authorized to announce JOSEPH T.
DRAWDY, am a candidate for Asasnsol of the Par
sh of East Felielana. jy 28
j e are authorized to announce THOMAS L.
"oGHEE, as a candidate for the omfice of Couoxau,
of the Parish of East Feliciaua.
W.P e are authqiscd;to announce CHARLES
SEAMAN, as a candldate for Constable, In the Fifth
Ward. nur 11
MR. EDITon: You will please announce BY
TIlIELL HAYNES, Esqr. as a candidate for
the State Legislature, subject to the Demo
cratic nomination. MANY FRIENDS.
MR. Erron.--At the request of his many
friends, Mr. J. WAlunv. TAYLORn, has consented
to become a candidate to represent East Fell
eians in the next Legislature, subject to the de
cision of the Democratic nomination.
MR. EnDton.--We are informed that Demo
cratic nominations will be held on the third of
Sept. next for the purpose of selecting Parish
oicere. Several names having been mentioned
in connection with the candidacy for the legis
lature, among the most prominent, we notice
that of George H. Jones. In our opinion, no
one is more worthy, or could more completely
concentrate the democratic strength of the
parish. Mr. Jones has always been known as a
warm and able advocate of democratic prinei
ples, and in the present contest between pro
scription and true republicanism. he has taken
more than ordinary interest. We are ssured
that if nominated, he will use every honorable
means to se.lre the succes. of the Democratic
ticket. NI \Y II)T.fOCR.ATS.
3DITD IT A SIWUOAL DbMOCRATIC OOMMITTM.
Saturday Morning, August 26, 185.,
FO1 JUDGE-SBVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
ELECTION, MONDAY, SEPT. 8, 1856.
DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL CLUB.
Ehis Club was organised on Saturday even
leg, August 18, 1855. The following named
oicers were elected:
0 W. Monday, President,
E ward Delony and Bythell Haynes, Vice
Lewis Sturgis, Treasurer,
Jno. M'Ves, Corresponding Secretary,
I. N. Lemon, and Wm. H. O'R elly, Sec's.
8 Delony, . EH. Packwood, 0. Kent, Ed.
Andrews, A. Bird, N. A Knight, 8. H. But.
ler, P. K. White, Cosusiles of Ways and
Saturday evening, was appointed as the reg
ular night of meeting. The Club was addressed
by the Chairman on taking his seat and by
Bythell Haynes, FEq.
In consequence of the fears entertained of a vl-a
Itation of the yellow fever, it will be Impossible to
hold the quarterly meeting for this station on the
first Sunday In!September, upreviously announced;
it, has therefore been thought best and deolded to
hold It at Olive Branch at the same time.
Liberty and Holmosville papers please copy
alS J. J. WHEAT.
HEALTH OF CLINTON.
There has been one ouse of yellow fever, during
the past week in this place. It was that of A. J. Law,
Esq., Sherif of the Parish of East Felleiina, who
contracted the disease in Port Hudson. He was ta
ken on Saturday evening, and died on Tuesday, at
8 otelook, P. M. The occurrence of this case has
caused great alarm among our citizens, and at least
two thirds of them, have left for the country. At
thp present writing, from the most thorough investi
gation and enquiry, we are happy to state that there
is not a single case in town. In stating this, we do
not lntend to hold out any Inducement for those who
have left to return. On the contrary, the sparseness
of the population is an assurance of safety to those
who remain, and the precipitate return of the absen
tees might have the effect of causing an epidemic,
where at present none exists. This and a rigid ob
servance of the quarantine law, will we think, pre
serve the health of the town, Should any new cases
occur, we shall report the same, and truly and faith
fully keep our absent citizens fully advised of the
sanitary condition of the place.
" The lou of one is the gain of a dnozen."
If our neighbor's know nothing arithmetic sl cor
reot, the order hu gal ned, in this end of the parish,
within the last two weeks, two hundred and ftvy two
members. If these withdrawals continue, of which
we have positive ansurances, their numbers, in the
parish, will, by the Patriot's arithmetic, excecd i/
The editor of of the American Patriot, in reply
to an article in the FellcianaDemocrat, commenting
upon the " Dollar Times" of Cinclnnatti, takes occa
sion to speak of that article and our paper, in terms
rather contemptuous and winds up by asking, "what
kind of a sheet they would style the Feliciana Dem
We would most respectfully answer. The Felicl
ana Democrat, is a paper whose columns have never
been stained with personal abuse of its political op
ponents. Their political doctrines, tactics, and mea
sures come in for censure and fair investigation, be
fore the public. The Feliciana Democrat, humble
though it be, has never placed in its columns, an ad.
mission or confession, that "in a fear Nf intrigue, strat
dgem and deceit, in pursuit of apoils, opposed to the same
elements, it has had too much eperience, not to be succeseul."
It never has and never will boast, of such qualities,
in the democratic party. Our boast is, that we ap
peal to the reason, the common sense, and the Intell
gence of the people, for success. Confident In the
justice of our cause, and in the power of truth, to
dissipate error, we seek publicity in all political af
fairs. "Intrigue, Stratagem and Deceit," we leave to
those, who have confidence in such things. We think
them unworthy of a good cause, and must, in the end
prove ruinous to those who use them, as legitimate
means to accomplish their ends, however good and
proper in themselves. Are you answered gentlemen ?
What awful tidings reach us from Louisville, Ky.
the Ballot Box taken possession of by a mob, and
none permittedlto vote but such as could make them
selves known as K. N. I The poor Irish and Germans
beaten and killed, and their houses burnt down over
their heads by people calling themselves Americans.
Is this the way that Amerclans are to govern A
merica? If so, God save us. Whose heart does not
sink within him on reading such nets of violence,
madness, and cruelty, perpetrated in this hitherto
free and happy land? Are they ever to cease?
Shall this asylum of the oppressed of every clime,
become the perseou tor of those who have sought our
country for a home, and protection against oppress
ion and despotism, in other lands? Shall the descen
dants of the Revolutionary sires so soon forget the
tenchings of their brave, generous, and noble ances
tors? Has the spirit of charity, humanity, and hos
pitality, which they infused into our institutions lost
its influence, and shall the narrow, contracted, igno
ile spiriit of bigotry and Intolerance take up a per
manent location in its place? These things we re
(IIr to in sorrow. and speak of them, as ai warning to
the peopIle of Louisiana. against the Indulgence of
any such fielings towards their fellow citizens, who
mnty chalice to differ with them in regard to the best
le o' ilreslerving our liberties, whether native or
uaturalized. In the preservation of la w and order,
" American vs. Anti-American." I
If the editors of the American Patriot will c
substitute the know nothing party, for the de- 0
nocratic party, in their article with the above li
caption, they could not succeed better, in des- d
cribing their own selves, and the general course
of the self-styled American party. It would fi
seem, that whenever they attempt to describe a
the democratic party, and the conduct of its F
advocates, they take their own party, and their 5
own course as a model. They succeed admira- C
bly in portraying the ways and meansby which t
their own party or faction is carrying on its a
present attempts to wrest the government from I
the hands of the people. In attempting to e
disparage and misrepresent the democratic par- I
ty, they show their own cloven foot. Who o
would believe that the editor of the American a
Patriot, would openly confess, and publish to e
the world, that the party to which they are at- e
tached, " in ta ar of tntrigue, stratagem, and V
deceit, in purnsit of spoils, has had too much ez- d
perience not to be sucessful." With such an ad- e
mission against the democratic party, we should
never again hold np our heads in its support. I
We shouldl blush to advocate such a cause.-
Will not a decent respect for the opinions of e
others, and for at least a semblance, of virtue t
and patriotism, in the party they uphold, pre- a
vent the editor in future from making any t
more confessions for the public eye. Thdo need I
a " special committpe" to guard them against e
their own folly.
Your confession that both the whig and de- I
mocratic parties, " infamously mancmnvered for 1
the foreign vote " in former days, may be true
as to the whigs, but utterly groundless as to
It has ever been a settled principle with the
democratic party to extend a helping hand to
all foreigners, who seek our shores for a home
and protection. They have ever been in favor
of making them citizens as soon as the formal
ities of our law would admit, and when admit
ted, to guarantee to them, their rights as such.
To Americanize them as soon as it could be F
done, and give them an assurance that they
were under the protection of the flag of their
adopted country, was the policy of the immor
tal Washington, and his noble compatriots.
The democratic party seek to perpetuate it,
through all future time. We have seen the
wisdom, enjoyed the advantage, and acknowl
edge with gratitude, our obligation to carry
out the policy. Shall democrats stand with
their arms folded, and see the rights of their
adopted fellow citizens, attempted to be taken
from them by an association, (holding secret
meetings,) more we believe, to attain power and i
place for the wire workers of the order, than
from any excess of patriotism, or fear that the
liberties of the people are in danger from the
foreign vote, and not raise their voice against
it. The idea is preposterous. The democratic
party look upon the rights of one class of our
citizens as sacred as another. If this is ma
ncenvering for the foreign vote, then we plead
guilty to the charge. We look upon it as the
advocacy of a great principle, established by
our revolutionary fathers. We honor them,
in adhering to their noble example and follow
ing their precepts.
What has Mr. Benjamin done, that he should
all at once come under the displeasure of the
editors of the American Patriot, and be stig
matized as a "traitor," "a Foreignner by birth,
co-operating trith the fanatics and disunionists
of the north."
Mr. Benjamin has had the manliness to pub
lish his sentiments. lie differs in toto with
the astute editor of the American Patriot,
about know nothingism, and points out the
folly, which most of the whig party have com
mitted in going into such an organization. He
had the independence to declare that this or
ganization "although calling itself the Amer
lean party, had no claim to the name of party
at all, that it was a mere association for the
purpose of influencing, not the measures by
which the public good is to be attained, but
the men by whom the offices are to be filled."
This is the sin for which lie can never he for
given. The facts to which he refers as evidence,
overwhehncling of the truth of the position of
things at the north, and the consequent danger
to the Union, by the ascendency of abolition
power in Congress, so powerfully presented in
his able letter, seems to have whetted their in
dignation against foreigners, and himself in
particular, instead of being received by them
as a warning from a faithful representative in
the councils of the nation, as he has proveni
himself to be.
According to the editors of the American
Patriot, there is but one party now in favor of
the Union, which " Washington, Jefferson, and
their compatriots formed." ]Have the editors
forgotten the many contests between the old
whig and democratic parties as to which was
the best union party. Did not both of these
national ipart's nlwnys proclaim their -devo
Ili il I,,i II, ' ( i , .i ,.' ,", 1'I1' Iii,,!1iti ,';ll ,,, ].l, .
The Union of the states, has ever been a
cardinal doctrine of the great national dem
ocratic party This great Union party, as
it has always been, may possibly be broken d
down in the northern states, and a great sec- it
tional party, established in its place, with suf- i
ficient power to control the action of Congress, i
and a determination to invade the rights of the 0
slaveholding states, by repealing the fugitive o
slave law, abolishing slavery in the district of 1I
Columbia, Interdicting the slave trade between e
the states, and opposing the admission of Kan- ti
sas as a slaveholding state. Would it be the a
part of wisdom or patriotism thenfor the south- v
ern people, longer to cling to the Union I
Would they not rather have reason to look up
on it as a curse, instead of a blessing. We
are for the Union as long as it can be maintain
ed with honor. We will not be a party to our
own degradation. Such Is the light, in which
we view the position .of Mr. Benjamin. We
do not see how any true southern man could
occupy any other ground.
We are told in the conclusion of the article
we are reviewing, that "the American party
has adopted a platform in accordance with the
constitutional laws of the United States." If
they had said in violation of the constitution
and laws, they would have come nearer the
truth, especially if they refer to the Philadel
phia platform. The Louisiana platform is bad
enough, but the other is worse.
We should like to know of the editors of the
Patriot, if they still adhere to the Philadelphia i
platform, which they praised so highly when
they published it, with a flourish of inwardjoy
and apparent satisfaction. We should like to
Captain Comstock and the Nomination.
We took occasion, in a late issue, to indulge
in some remarks upon the manner in which this
gentleman had been dealt with by the Know I
Nothing party in this parish. There was such I
an utter and flagrant violation of one of the
most loudly trumpeted principles of the order;
such an unblushing falsification of the doctrine
that the office should seek the man, and not
the man the office, that we could not help ex
pressing our mortification, accustomed even as
we were to know nothing tergiversation and
hypocrisy. To our remark in this connexion
the Organ has taken exceptions. In liiganguge
well befitting the principles it advocates, and
with epithets culled with rare taste, we have
been accused of attempting to "gammon"
Captain Comstock. Such a course was far
from our intention. It would have been unpar
donable in us just then to have done so, as he
I had, but a day or two before, been " gammon
ed" most recklessly by those who professed to'
hbe his friends in that nomination. We had no
idea of getting np an aftcrlpiece to the misera
hle farce, which that party had so lately play
ed off on him. But we did intend to expose
the utter insincerity of the professions, so boast
fully made and so loudly trumnpeted, under
I which that nomination was mlde. " The office
tmust seek the man;" " the wild hunt for office
must be put down;" " the people must he al
lowed to speak out freely in the choice of their
- candidates, uninfluenced by personal appeals,
and untrammelled by electioneering arts and
I management." These were the professions nn
a der which this nomination was to be made, and
- the principles which were to control it. We wish.
ed to know if these professions had been met
s in the ease of Captain Comstock, and the Or
gan asks in reply, " if we would have voted for
him, had he been nominatedl" We wished to
ft know if the pledge had been fairly redeemed,
so often given to the the public, that the office
e should seek the man, and not the man the of
I-fice, and ws are asked "if we had not denoun
c ced Captain Comstock as one of the dark Inn.
. tern party!" We wished to know if even in
r- the paltry matter of a party nomination, they
y had been true to their party principles, and we
e are asked in reply, "if we have not denounced
y Captain Comstock as a conspirator against the
What wretched evasion all ths is i Admit
r. ting that Captain Comnstock hlad been "deaonoun
mnd as a member of the dark lantern party,"
f or " as a conspirator against the constitution,"
r did the other candidates stand in any better po
, sition ? If we were guilty of the charge, were
n they innocent? Were they not bound by tile
s. ame obligations, and, in all respects, in the
nsame category with him ? So far as position
is concerCIned, whether good or bad, he stood
Inupon the same platform with them, with the
n advantage, doubtless, even in the estimation of
his competitors, of possessing vastly superior
,qualifications for thile otlice. How then, we
,f again ask, did the office overlook him ? How
Swas it that these qualifications were set aside ?
, Ilow has the pledge to thile lpblic been redeem
Il ed, thalt 1such menl as he, and onlly such, would
b)te elected to offices of trust or honor, ily thllis
,, new perty of refor)uers in the State ?
'vw OrFiA S. - mI'ImI itimber oIf deaths from yel.
i ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ UI Ii ! n ; A -1 n , ,)
n&r Nothing Withdrawala,
To the Public.
Wt the undersigned, having joined the 0.
der, known as the Know Nothings, from s"
intentions and honest feelings, and fltdingt't"
it is not what it was represented to us to b.
and that, by our adherence to it, we are
longer left free to exercise our own opihiog
or to act for ourselves, as lndependentcitlt .
ought to do, in all matters of politics and
ligion, we therefore and hereby, declare
selves as withdrawn from all connection w
said order, and we make this public d
tion of the same, to relieve onurelves of
suspicion, hereafter, of having any thing,to"
with it, from now, henceforth, and forever.
J. A. NORWOOD, Ii
S. J. HALL,
II. M. HATCHER,
G. W. FLENNIKB N,
JNO. P. BROWN,
CALVIN S. PALMER,
E. G. FELPS,
JOEL A. STOKES,
THOS. B. MeCLENDON,
BALEY E. CHANEY,
J. W. BROWN,
WM. McMURRAY, '
It. D. ROWLEY,
E. W. DONEGAN.
C. L. HAYS.
East Feliciana, August, 185566.
Others are coming and now is the accept
To All whom it may Concern.
Being induced to join the order commoni
called Know Nothings, under the belief thatk
was really a reform party, and would correct
the abuses of the old Whig and Democratic
parties, and having become convinced that I
was deceived, and that it is only a device td
break up the Democratic party, to which I
have ever belonged, and to promote the de.
signIs of the few who manage the secret wires
I hereby give notice that I withdraw all coa.
neetions with the order, arid will henceforth
vote and act with the Democratic party.
SAM'L T. ROGERS.
Cliniton, Aug. 14, 1855.
The Ball in Motion.
It is with the highest gratification, that we
give publicity to the card, which will be found
heading this column. Those gentlemen ha.e
withdrawn themselves from a position, which
they could no longor occupy, and at the same
time feel, that they were free to thlnr'dtlb
for themselves, as independent citizens. They
have tested these dark lantern Americaan,
and have found, to their heart's full convictiol,
that they would ridle Americt with a rod do
Iron. Intolerant and bigoted, a domineering t y
ranny marks their every act, and towards their
members, the unfortunate dupes of their decep
tion, they hurl out such imperious commands
and threats of puntishment, that no true Amer.
ican, no day light American, can, for a P,
ment, submit to. These gentlemen, therefo,
have taken an open and hIonorable course, sl
making their withdrawal public, that no suspI
cion may rest upon them, as being in any wq
connected with siuch a party.
While upon the subject of know nothing p_
ranny, we will also expo,me the unwarrantabl
means resorted to, by somne of them, to enforce,
if possible, an unwiillig sulmuission on the pa.t
of many young men, who desire to withdrs
from a faction into which they have been ml
led, and which has become sickening and dir
gusting to them. All kinds of threats are os
ployed to intimidate them; they are resY
made to feel alarm at their own unfavorate
thoughts and opinions of the order ; they sg
told they will basely perjure themselves ; that
tutter ruin and disgrace will be" their fate,
that their names will be published througho@
the order, as unworthy of all respect and ec
fldence. They even threaten them that no oe
will give them employment, and if in busloN
I of any kind, that all patronage and supp@
shall be withdrawn from them, and they d0
have no friends to encourage or associate with.
Contrary inducemnuts are held out to othes
to join them, the fairest promises are made
splendid prospects are held up to view, .l
offices are made to dance before their deligbi
ed visions In most fantastical habiliments.
We kn'ow that these unmanly and disgr.e.
a ful means have been employed to prevent thdr
a members from leaving them, and to deter 4_
o ers who have left them, from voting agll
I them. Such conduct Is repulsive to all vih*
a ous and honorable feeling, and an outrage tpi
good society and confidential intercourse li
r tween man and man. We call upon all to
e whom such threats may hereafter be made, to
v make them public, together with the nao.e
? the person who may be so senseless and roc'
less of his own character as to make them .
BA I oN Rovuu.- The Advocate of the 22d. ra7P"
At the present momnct there areo many cae'
ýickneess, more or lees virulent, in our midst. 1_
cannot he denied that several caves of fever bI'.
occurred among those who had all the comfortes -
'ttendance around hecm. and in crri'al instaead