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SDITUD 3T hp3OZDIMO43Al COMUIfU.
> Morning, November 10, 18
Tan Ta.ssrws.-This company will give -
performance at an early date, on which occa
dloe the two laughable petit comedies of " Th
Toodles," ajd "Dead Shot," will be presented
THF ELECTION IN THIS gRItSH.
We give In another column, the btmrs fro.
the election in this parish, which shows thai
theo whole democratic ticket has been eleeted..
a Jasslseme amjority. Iad any one predietas
thlt a tt'some six months ago, he would have
jen put down as an enthusiast. The knot
nothing party, at-that time, flushed with twc
.:eoieq had become haughty and defiant, anm
confident of their strength, asked no quarte
pt ; h&" hands of their opponents. Bat th,
pepi have at last aroused from the alumbe
Into which thdf had fallen and shaken off the
yoke, a lawless faction had placed upon them
itd the darkest hour of our political night, w,
felt -an arbidi a ssurance that illegal oaths
and unaholy obligations could not long blinl
tii,'*ho had once breathed the fresh air o
feedol , and we therefore waited patiently fo
the skies to break again. They have brokei
at last, and the parish stands redeemed fron
the thrall of political bondage, in which it hea
been placed for the last twelve moths. But
if we are proud of' the victory, we are not til
less pron. of the means by which it he
been woe. We challenge the severest scrutiiJ
Into'the manner in which this election has beel
qwadaeted by the democratic party of this par
ish. While nothing was left undone that In
4aWtry and energy could accomplish in an hoc
erkble way, nothing was done to which eves
a caviller, could even take exception. We
have worked in the full glare of day ; no min
night meetings, no seeret conclaves, no sittile
with locked doors afd barred windows, no re
manudiang men of illegal oaths taken at the
dead hour of night in remote corners, nc
threats and intimidations, no kidnapping, clo
settnlg, and concealing freemen, no "hire and
salary" for any man's vote. And, as we sur
~y the field and count the trophies we have
won, we are proud to be able to say, that by
no act of oars has that flag been sullied under
which we fought.
How hisit with our opponents, those immac.
Ulate men who have fled from the corruptiona
of the two old parties ? How have they come
out of this contest ? If but a tithe of what is
reported, is true, it presents a state of things
never before known in this parish I Men were
transported in hot haste, from one ward to
another, "cabbined, cribbed, and confined,"
strictly watched and guarded, and kept under
the basest surveillance, and all for the purpose
of purifying the ballot box ! Voters in the
sixth ward were hurried off to the seventh, and
voters in the third ward were hurried off to
the fourth, kept under watch till the hour of
voting arrived, and all for the sake of purify.
ing the ballott box!'
But the most disgraceful scenes were enact
ed in our neighboring town of Jackson, by
these rampant reformers. On the 1st of this
month, the College was opened, and it was
announced that the town had become entirely
healthy, and students were invited to return.
It was suddenly discovered that this announce
ment was premature. It was reported the
town was still filled with disease, that there
were then at least five cases"of yellow fever in
it, and runners were dispatched in every direc
tion to warn the people in the country not to
come in, and all this for the sake of purifying
the ballot box! One poor fellow, who had al
ways been a member of the democratic party,
and who had neyer failed to cast his suffrage
with them, had been lately discharged from
the Asylum where he had been confined on
account of temporary insanity ; but he had
scarcely reached his shop, when lie was sudden
ly picked up, hurried into a buggy, and pack
ed off to the fourth ward, and there kept until
he hadl cast his first know nothing obte. and
iall for thesake of plrIfy;t, the I.allott box !
But we tire of recounting such things. All,
however, would not do. 'Tie pople Imave risen
up in their streagthl, and their voice for the
first timeo in twelve moanths, Ihas been heardl,
unstied and free, carrying dlismay into the
ranks of these jobbinIg patlriots.
Even that model of a know nothing high
priest, thie ex-m:iyor of Jackson, who hlas been
sweltering in the cause from the first day of its
introduction in the parish, has fallen in tihe
general rout, and what makes the fall still
worse, it was dome by a " cussed furriner."
Uov. Pease, of Texas, has issued the certifi
cate of election for Congress to Colonel Matt
Brown, Democrat, who has been elected by a
majority of 12 votes Ilis scat will probably
obe cotestd by his comypetitnr, mNy.
LI ITI RtETt1R1B.
Ear toiýo s.+Derblgnny,. 47, 4Wiese
life, 490, Pond, 84, Davidson, 464. 'Pike
sadVal K. W's. elected to the legislature.
Majority against removal, 1018.
NEw ORLatNs.--The Democrats have elect
a ed 8 of 98 members to the legislature. Der
bigny's vote in the city and t Algiers g 4960,
Wicklife's 46388, Hufty's for sherif 421,
L Bell's for sheriff 4714, Hunt's fbr congress,
9688, Taylor's 9748.
These returns, eolusive of Demoeratic ma
n joritiesin the 7th dnd 91h precincts, where the
t ballot boxes were destroyed, and, exclusive of
7 the protested Democratic vote, amount to
d several hundred Democratic majority. Demo
' eratio majority In 7th and 9th precincts aseer
V tained to Io about 849.
0 The ballots in the 7th precinct were counted
d before the box was destroyed. Wicklife's ma
ir jority there was 919, Bell's 949; securing
SBell's election by 249 majority, and reducing
Ir Derbigny's majority to 292.
* Allowing for the known Democratic majori
. ty in the 9th precinct, Derbigny's majority in
' the city and Algiers, will, be about 50 votes.
s The seats of several of the know nothings
d claimed to be elected to the legislature, and
f many on the Parish ticket will be contested.
r Eustis majority over Fabre for congress in
u the city, 848; Hunt's over Taylor, 49.
0 Bell's majority for sheriff, including the votes
I of the 7th and 9th precincts, 260.
4 JarraRsoN.-Derbigny's majority, 201, one
e precinct to be heard from.
I DespatchA received at Baton Rouge from
y New Orleans, give Derbigny a majority of 1
n in St. Helena, and Pond 15. Livingston is
r" set down at 188 majority for Wickliffe' and
* one precinct to hear from. Majority iu Terre.
bonne for know nothing state ticket, about 40.
n St. Charles reported 41 democratic majority.
e CoNConRDI.-Derbigny, 145; Wickliffe, 55;
J Pond, 146; Davidson, 53
S SrT. Ta AurNY.--Poud, it is reported, has re
ceived 175 majority; as no other particulars
e accompany the report, we are inclined to doubt
Fos REMxovAL.-On the question of the re
I moval of the state capital, the vote of the par
ish of Orleans is 8887 for removal, and 91
agaihst removal, exclusive of the 7th and 9th
precincts where almost the entire vote was for
Sr. BERNAno.-Returns from two of the riv
er precincts of the parish of St. Bernard, the
first and second precincts, give the democratic
ticket a handsome majority. These two pre
cincts have heretofore given a mqjority of about
eighty against the democratic ticket.
New ORLEANs.--In the fourth district the
Democrats elected their whole legislative dele
gation. In the first Representative district,
r the Democrats also elected their legislative
ticket, and one member to the Legislature,
(M. C. Dunn,) in the Second Representative
I district, thus giving thetn six members of the
Legislature above Canal street.
F Lafourche official returns give Wickliffe 245
- majority, and Taylor for congress 270.
Assumption gives 515 majority for Wick
like, and whole democratic ticket elected.
Taylor, for congress, 450 majority.
St. Landry is reported to have given 200
majority for Wickliffe.
LivlnsrooO.-The Baton Rouge Advocate
has received tihe following particulars: Demo
cratic ticket has about 100 majority. David
son's vote 349, Pond's 192--Davidson's major
ily, 157. One precinct to hear from, whichmjs
Whole Democratic ticket elected for parlsh
officers by a large majority.
Official majority for Derbigny in St. James'
parish is 150. %l'he whole K. N. parish ticket
AscENSION.-The unofficial returns give a
Democratic mnajority in this parish of 178.
InnBeR.LE Pannrs.--This parish has gone
Democratic by a majority of 174 for Wicktiffe.
Marks an.l Ilcerroa run considerably ahead of
tile ticket. The ntews from this parish secures
tile election of J. I)Duntan Stewart, Denn., for
District Attorney, by a majority of 88 vote a
The, following are tile rcturns from Ibervillh:
Wickliffe, 174; Ilenron,, 205; Moise, 187;
Oreneaunx, 200; Mlnrks, 108; Bard, 204;
Woods, 201; Stuart, 164; Davidson, 1 (0.
Jos. Irwin, imndtpendeint eladdiate for Slleriff
elct'ted by 30 mllajorlity.
Sr. lImIE.A.--Th e following are the nunjor
ities in this pirish. Wlckliffo 1, Mouton 3,
Hlcrron 1, Greneoux 1, Marks 3, Moise 3,
Stillman 1, Pond 15, Strickland, for Repre
sentative, 15, Williams for Clerk, 38, Kemp
for Sheriff 15, Womnack, for Assessor, 29,
Parker, for Coroner 29, Carter, for District At
torncy 82 over I. F. Thompson, and 143 over
Chilclers, Against Removal 443.
MIssIssRlm.-Anmnite county gives Hillyer
1T, naa Wilkinson celnty, 8 majority:
ourniaxon, 1. 2, 5. 6. 7. 7, 8. Total
R. C. Wickliffe. 34 48 100 11 140 51 12 29 420
(ibis. Desigay, 88 . 78 I0 114 84 88$6. a9g
,. E. Mouton, S3 43 100 12 1 88 1 12 39 419
Lttls Texnda, I2 23 73 19 111 85 33 38 88t8
330'T OF STAT.
A. S. Herren, 34 43 108 18 140 51 12 28 424
Re.ert J. Bale, 8 18 70 19 114 3 ,6 8 86
6.'E. ,Greneaux 32 43 100 12 130 5 12 2) 410
J. V. Daraldd, 586 2 78 7319 116 t 86 868
S. F. Marks, 84 43 104 12 137 49 12 28 418
Walter Roeasma 88 24 70 19 11 8I 836 38 15
3. Warten MoleN 84 48 100 13 140 51 12 29 422
Randall Hunt. 83 28l, 73 19 116 ll 85 88 367
Samuel Bard, 33 41 100 12 136 81 11 29 413
U. D. Stillmas, 88 26 73 19 118 38 88 35 871
onaEaInI. 3d D.
T. G. Davidson, 92 89 98 11 184 50 1I T 397
Preston Pond, 40 26 72 21 120 86 838 3 884
W. F. Kernan, 35 43 101 17 152 58 12 29 442
G. M. Miller, 82 23 70 16 101 33 31 35 341
Bythell Mayne., 9 41 102 11 140 SI 18 28 416
Geo. . Jones, 84 40 100 18 134 62 13 27 412
Sam'l Norwood, 82 26 75 22 120 84 84 88 877
F. W. Ward, 87 25 72 20 112 81 31 85 363
W. W. Moore, 30 40 106 10 141 51 12 29 419
John East, 34 25 66 21 111 85 8 35 360
Wo, Patterson, 29 42 99 11 129 51 12 29 402
Henry Sklpwith, 87 24 75 21 126 88 83 35 387
Joseph ilrawdy, 81 42 102 12 142 51 19 80 422
Jambs A. Scott, 86 3, 71 21 112 34 38 88 382
T. L. McGhee, 35 42 99 11 1 651 13 27 418
M. W. Hughes, 82 28 72 19 11 35 82 6 861
Agalnst removal 69 66 170 80 248 85 45 64 745
For " 2 6 7
WARM. Jmaurls . caxrTaUnu.
1. J. C. Jackson, Randolph Chick,
2. W. D. Isyle. Richard Tqrbeville,
8. G. W. Catleit, A. R. Toadvine.
B. C. Gordon, Richard Germany,
4. Abel J. Norwood. (no return,)
R. R. C. Carman, T. B. McClendou,
H. B. Chase, .J. R. Stokes,
6. H. H. Knom Win. Akers,
7. L 8. Yarborough, Wm. G. Brown,
8. G. A. W. Stedman A. J. White,
After one of the closest contested political
races ever run in East Feliciana, the democra
cy have won a glorious victory. Every State
and Parish candidate, from Governor to Cor
quer has received a majority. This victory is
the more important from the fact that the de
mocrats conducted the canvass from beginuing
to end upon principle alone. Not a personal
issue was raised in a solitary instance.
. It is glorious from the consideration that it
was won in defence of the constitution and the
rights of our naturalized citizenp, as secured by
that sacred instrument. This election shows
to them that there is still a party in this union,
who regard the plighted faith of our forefath
ers as still binding upon them; that still ad
here to the principles and doctrines adopted
by those illustrious worthies. They can still
feel that the home of their adoption is not a
promise to the ear to be broken to the heart.
But that it is a home, where law, justice, and
order, still reign, and guarantee protection to
them, in all their rights, civil, religious, and
political. Never was there a greater error
committed, than the attempt made by the self
styled American party to found their platform
upon the proscription from office of our natu
ralized citizens; and those who helieve in the
Catholic faith. It is wrong in every light in
which the subject can be viewed. No party
can stand long upon such glaring errors in
their political creed. It was foreseen and pre
dicted from thel first.
IION. F. II. IIATCH.
We learn that this distinguished gentlemen,
has been defeated by fifteen votes in St. Hele
na parish. His defeat we look upon as a great
loss to the democratic party in the ensuing leg
islature. His fluq talents, winning manners,
dignified deportment, and sterling democratic
principles gave him an influence among the
members of the house that few could exercise.
We doubt not he would have been a very
prominent man for speaker, had he been cho
sen as relpretentative, should the house be dem
ocratic. lie made an able and efficient mem
ber, and acquired a reputation for industry and
capacity, during his term of service, that won
for him a prominent position beforb the last
lemocratic convention at Baton Rouge, as a
'andidate for the second office in the state.
We deeply regret his defeat. Such a man can
tot long remain in retirement.
"JULIAN."-This correspondent of the Bat
on Rouge Comet, should write another letter
telling the readers of that paper, why his proph
eiesi have not been fulfilled, in regard to .the
"cndidates of the deilocrutic party, and the
election in this parish. If his ingenuity, be
equal to his will, we have no doubt he will suc
ceed in convincing them that he only made a
slight mistake in his calculations. Like most
other know nothing predictions before the elec
tion, the result has completely demonstrated,
that it was made, without any dlata u)pon which
to foed it. Bragging acd boasti, in ' ose
thiig, the reality anot.her Try ytur hand
agaiu "Julian," trhaps tOu will Jo better
ig There appears to be little doubt, says
the True Delta, of the election of Miles Tay
lor to Congress, from the Second Congress
ional District. From reports received from
the interior last night it was calculated that
Taylor could ahord to be be beaten six hundred
votes in the city, and his election then consid
ered safe. As the vote now stands, Taylor,
instead oAbeing beaten in the city, will leave
it with a small majority,
ELECTION RIOTS IN NEW ORLEANS.
The following, is from tile New Orleans
Courier of the 7th instant:
We can scarcely trust ourselves to speak of
the disgracefs4 and outrageous scenes which at
tended our election the day beforo yesterday.
Law was a mockery; oaths without respect;
passion unbridled; outrage unrestrained.
Men who had taken oaths to act according
to the Constitution and laws of the United
States and of this state, had evidently forgot.
ten that there was ether law or constitution
outside the wigwams o which they belonged,
as know nothings of the strictest set. The leg.
islative and judicial power of the state were
set at defiance, and in their stead the dictates
and ritual of the "Order" reigned supreme.
Nevertheless, there was an appearance of
good order and harmony at most of the pre
cincts during the forenoon, and up to the close
of the polls. The first disturbance was crea
ted at the eighteenth precinct, third district,
by some well known ruffians, who, according
to the Information we have received, took pos
session of the approaches to the ballot-box,
and not only announced their intention to car
ry out the Louisville theory that natives had
the right to vote before the adopted citizens,
but also imitated their peaceful and orderloving
brethren in that famous city, by actually pro
hibiting any man whatever, but a native from
voting at all during a considerable period. A
man was shot at, and was wounded In several
places. He was said to have offended very
grievously against the know nothing ideas of
propriety; which all who know anything of the
delicate and refined sensibilities in that respect
of those who usually represent the " Order,"
on such occasions, Is no very hard thing to
With the exception of an occasional knock
down at several other polls, nothing of a very
serious nature took place until after they had
been closed. The result, so far as the leading
" patriots and sons of the soil" could ascertain
wds, we should judge from what snhseq|uentvl
took place, any hut satisfactory. There w;.
actually danger that they had failed in their
efforts to carry the city by any maiority at all,
much less by their boasted our. It was nec
essary to save the credit, as prophets of their
orators and organs; and hence the immediate
question was, how to effect that great end.
We thihk there was but little time occupied in
delilberation, before it was resolved that as the
seventh and ninth precincts doubtless contain
ed larger anti-know nothing majorities than
any other, they should in turn be stormed, and
their vote thereby, if polssible, destroyed. The
attack was begun at the ninth precinct, 111and1
took place, we hear, about 9.1 o'clocnk, P. s..
Everything was perfectly quiet, and the coin
missioners and clerks were engaged in counting
the votes, when all at once a number of melt,
who, according to our informant, were genteel
ly dressed, and who were not rowdies, in the
usual acceptation of the term, made their ap
pearance in the room. After several of them
had had some conversation, in all under tone,
with one of the coimmissioners, two of themr
rushed at the ballot box, while their acquain
tance was stooping ovir it, seized it, threw it
into the air, and whinl it fell, joined with their
companions in tramlplilg in to pieces, and kick
ing the ballots which it contained, about the
room. The box contaiined 405 votes, of which
there was an average Demnocratic majority, ae
cording to a count mnade by two of the coni
missioners, of about 180 for the democratic
candidates. No loud words were used; the
thing had evidently been concerted, and as soon
as their work was accomplished, the valiant
patriots retired. The destruction of this bal
lot hox, scunred, as the performers thought, the
election of Messrs. Eggleston and Devall, know
nothings, to the house of Representatives, over
Messrs. Gordon and Le Blanc, Democrats;
but of this, we hear the Legislature will have
something to say.
Several hours had elapsed before any furthemr
operations occurred. There was probably some
doubt as to whether the seventh precinct would
give so large a democratic majority as to en
danger the success of the " order" in the third
Representative districtwich, with the fifth and
sixth it composes. At last, however, it was
decided that the famous Democratic Malakoff
must be carried. But few persons were in it
when the invading forces arrived, and the door
was burst opon, the ballot-box, the poll-books
and the tally-lists seized and converted into a
bonfire before the door. The knights of the
order had, however, waited too long, for the
whole vote received for Governor and Sher.
iff had been counted out, the tallies compared
and summed up, and the result so far as those
offices are concerned, declared Wickliffe had
213, and Bell 249 majority. The commission
ers, and clerks, will, be able, therefore to make
certificates for the returning officer on that
point, as was done last spring at Cincinnati,
and Mr. Bell will niot, we imagine, he deprived
of the beoncfit of the vote cast there in his favor.
i A A 'ew York paper suggests a nation
al subscription through the churches and other
wise, for a fund towards building at Norfolk,
a suitablO monument to the memories of the
'loctors aed nDursH who have died there.
TIB LAT OANVAll IN THINNSSg1I
Pes*aps in the whoW history of polital
parties in TenaieSee, where of all plan
political excitement runs highest there nes.
er was a more thorough and vigoroa u
vass than the recent one, which Serp ted i
the election of Andrew Johnson. m.l
ly did every candidate for the legilaj
stump his county, but almost every un it
the state who had ever particlpetl d'pol.
ties made one or more speeches. Ma" of
the able speeches which this sotateot
elicited we have published, and from ethir
we have taken extracts; et we hub, o
means exhausted them. We have~ .
Ished reading an excellent one de.
by Colonel Hiram Tilman. of Meln.m
which know nothingiem is di
most masterly style. It would aforl
pleasure to lay the whole speech beI
readers, but it is impossible for usto
lish all the good things that have
are being said upon this subject; we t'
content ourself, therefore, with the kilo,.
ing extract, appealing to the democacy'
stand firm and retain the ground they ,e
gained; also paying a just and well-merited
compliment to President Pierce and hiad.
"But, whatever course our oppoqts
may see proper to pursue, let me say to
you, democrats, ' stand by your eolete.
Never desert your noble old party and ih
glorious principles, for the party of the
country. It has carried us safely theog
many trials, and it will carry ns thromi
many more. Beware of all federal a.ad
olition tricks gotten up to deceive and dJ.
lead you. And let us, by all means; gen.
men, stand by the present glorious and pa
triotic administration of the country. It
has been eminently sound upon all the greet
questions of the day, both of foreign aA
domestic policy. It is an administration
worthy of the earlier and purer dale o
the republic. Franklin Pierce, aided by a
patriotic cabinet, has taken the constitatm
for his guide, and'has kept the ship of ste
consistently on the republican tack. li
deserves well of the south and of the whole
country. When unwarranted attempts
were made to deplete the treasury, wheth.
cr by the Collins line of steamers, the is.
digent-insane, or the French-spoliation bills,
he promptly interposed his veto, and the
saved the people friom being defrauded oeat
of millions of their hard earnings. When
the honor of the country was threatened
with insult by the forcible seizure and ile
prisonment of one of her citizens by a fe
sign power, he promptly interposed the
strong arm of government, causing his in.
mediate and unconditional rolease; tbhi
showing to the world, in the beautiful Ia.
guage of his inaugural, 'that American cit.
zenship, mustbe regarded everywhere a
an inviolable panoply for the security of
"It is mainly to the power and iuflueuee
of the present administration that we of
the south are indebted for the repeal of
the Missouri restriction, which opens the
Tcrritories of the government to the south
and her institutions, thus in all probability
giving us a new slave state in Kansas, and
restoring the equilibrium between thenoqo
and the south. And yet southern poll.
cians and southern journals are found o0
posing this administration. In some quar
ters they seem to have exhausted the voctl
ulary or billingsgate in slandering and abr
sing it. Well, perhaps it is their vocati$g
so to do. Lot them rave, for the great body
of the southern people have decided other
wise. Yes, the southern states, in the re
cent elections, show by their increased dem
ocrantic majorities that they endorse thee a
ministration of Franklin Pierce and TI
nessee, that went against us three years
ago, is now for us by ten thousand majority.
It is believed that she will like the demo
cratic family so well that the will never;
again part company with us."
The democrats of Illinois met in large
numbers in Chicago, and had a very enthi
elastic meeting, addressed by several dit
tinguished speakers. The following read
lutions were passed. They breathe the
puro national constitutional spirit, like
those of the Democrats of all the north.
ern as well as southern states. The Bee,
which perseveringly asserts, in spite of cop:
tradictory evidence, that northern demo0
crats are unsound upon questions involving
southern rights, basing its assertions upon
random articles found in the Soft shell Op
guns of New York, will, perhaps, condo
scend to read what the Democrats of Illi.
nois say, and to compare their platform
with that of the Indiana Know Nothings,
which we also publish:
PLATFORM OF TIHE ILLINOIS DEMOCRAO1ý
Resolved, That the Constitution of tMi
United States is a political contract be
tween the people of independent sovereigti
ties, which bestows paramount authority to
the extent of the powers delegated, but
leaves those not delegated to the states reb
pectively, or to the people; that a vigilant
guard against the centralization of the re
served powers is essential to the preser"
vation of our institutions; and that congres
has no rightful authority to establish, ahol
ish or prohibit slavery in the states or ter
RrsoJoesd, That we re-atrm the tims.heCi