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myself of this occasia to teioer one ti.e
more to the so'reigft people of the state
my unfeigned g(atltude for this Additional
eiimeseo their eonfadence in me as a man
and sbl servant. I will add, in conclu
sdoa E the people have never deserted
me, ad, God being willing, I will never
* ' OPiICIAL RETURN8.
", ....... 981 98 SS81 918
h balnk, 141 928 151 986
• ,district,. 1081 1140 1058 1148
"' i " 670 882 666 888
0000 0000 0000 0000
S Coress~mlonul DitrioL1
Orlean s,11dlitrit 1881 9077 1 1 069
' " 4th do 809 610 811 619
Jeiboon ......... 400 697 897 699
St. Chi e ...... 69 61 65 61
St. John Baptfst... 196 991 65 61
St. ,lies,........ 161 814 161 808
Aseension,........ 411 988 414 980
Assumption, ...... 754 988 7'15 88
Lafourchn,........ 060 415 688 898
Torrebonne,........ 80 819 879 865
St. Mary........... 820 487 841 896
St. Martin,....... 802 494 290 487
$4 Cognrelional District.
Concordia,........ 65 145 58 146
St. TAmmany..... . 147 888 181 882
Eat Feliciana,.... 490 8665 897 83S4
West Felsnas,... 652 245 2383 268
asst Baton Rouge,. 40 647 464 55664
Wuat Baton Rouge. 188 218 180 216
Catahoula......... 854 877 ' 846 890
Tenus, .......... 149 119 189 187
Iberville,, ........ 478 988 468 298
Avoyelles ........ 489 881 488 881
Carroll ..........'876 961 864 9179
Point Coupeo..... 460 802 442 800
adison, ......... 147 206 148 109
4th Congressulona District. :
St. Landry,....... 1086 786 1050 760
Caldwell,......... 260 78 259 76
Lafayetto ........ 470 162 471 157
Bieuvfllo......... 688 247 629 298
Winn,.......... 262 150 968 161
Rapides, ... .... 487 515 681 618
WEorCALL Rroaxvs.-Wickliife's majori
ties: Liviasgtou, 188; Washington, 68; I3oa
aier, L,.; Claiborne, 70; De Soto, 160; Frank
ilu, X10; Jackson, 190; 'atchitoches, 93; Oua
ohita, 90; Sablne, 118; Winu, 561; Culcasieu,
886. Derbigny's majorities:-Rapides, 28;
Caddo, 22; St. Bernard, 18; St. Helena, 1, ,
THE NEXT LE IBSLATURE. ;
The Secretary of State furnishes the Baton 1
Rouge Advocate with the following list of I
uewly elected members to the Seine and I
House of Representatives. We shall continue I
to publish the list until it is complete.
Terrebonne, Adam Bestty, (fill a va.)D.
East Baton Rouge.--T. J. Buaington, K.N.
W. B. Rouge, B. B. Simmes, D.
, Berv lle, E. D. Woods, (fill avac.)D
t nt. JameBs, St. Maurice Berault.
onTucorda , P. Chew, K.N.
HOUSE OF REPBRSENTATIVES.
AscixssoN.--David A. Randall, D.; John S.
A.OurrrIos.-W. W. Pugh, D.; J. B. D. Du
CoNcosnsA.-Samuel B. Oswalt, K.N.
CAAnOIoL.-Phlillip Guyer, D.
CAI.IWELL.-S. B. FluItt, D.
EAsT F.L.ICIANA.-- Bythell HItynes, D.; George
H. Jones, D.
EAST BATOS RuUGE.-George A. Pike, K.N.;
Abram Vail, K.N.
IBnRVILLE.--R. C. I)owns, D.; V. R. Boote,D
LAroRCHE..-Leon Gaude, 1).; -lermogene
PT. Couraz.-Stephen Van Wickle, D.; Eu
gene Turqnit, D.
ST. CHARLEs.--J. B. Trepagnir, D.
Sr. JNo. BArrnIr.--Emile Rtiatl, K.N.
ST. JAMEs.--Emile Locoul, K.N.; Theodule
Sr. MAav.--E. B. Olivier, K.N.; Joseph T.
St. MIAaTI.-Alfred Duperrin, K.N.; E. W.
ST. TAMA.\Y.--R. M. Lanier, K N.
ST. LANotY.--Pl'l ide Guilbau, D.; Andrew
J. Thompson. D.; Benjal;linu . Guntt, D.
LArAYET.r.--Vinceut Bertrand, D.
T.Nsus.-Peter Alexander, K.N.
TRaEUoNNE,---J. It. R. Robinson, K. N.
WEST FEL.ICIANA.-R. H. TBrrow, D.
W asr BUATON ROUGE.--H. M. Favrot, K.N.
.ag"The election of most of the olicers .in
the Iot district, N. O., have been contested.
$DITED BY A SPECIAL DEMOCRATIC COMMITTMI.
Saturday Morning, November 17, 1865.
a)gThe seventh District Cpurt has byqa in
session in this Parish, for the last ten or twelve
days, Judge ALEar? Durusu., presiding. Ow
ing to the unfortunslq deap 9f W. W. Moore,
shriff elect, from yelolw .ler, Whi6h caused
conalderable alarm among the jurors and wit.
noises, the judge, at the earnest solicitation of
a majouity of the members of the bar, was in
duced to discharge thein from their attendauco
at this term, on Wednesday morning last. Te
day, court will finaly adjourn;
A considerable amount of business has been
transacted during the session, ~pd Judge Dcr:
rat has won the good opinion of the bar,. aný
the community by the promptnei of his decid
slons, and the urbane, dignified manner with
which he has illed the station and discharged
his oficial duties.
SWe are tnformed that a term of the Dis
trict Court will be holden at Greensabrg, in
the Parish of St Helena, on Monday the 25th
instant, for the purpose of testing the legality
of the vote taken at the Amakerville precinct,
in that parish. If the tithe of what we have
heard in relation thereto, be correct, this box
-ill be thrown out. There will then be a di
mocratic majorty for all the parish officers,
(with the exception of assessor,) the legisla.
lative an ongressional candidates.
THE 'ATE ELECTIONS.
MissssuPMr.-Returns from this state, show
a largely increased democratic majority. Four
out of five democrats elected to Congress,-
Lake, k n., beating Singleton, d. 200 votes in
the 8d district. Legislature, democratic.
New JEaRSY.-In this state, a majority of
the democratic candidates have been elected.
MAssacaesrrrs.-Gardiner has been re-olect
ed Governor, by a reduced majority. Legisla
toure, abolition know nothing.
Wiscowsir.--Barstow, the democratic can
didate for Oo~ernor has been elected.
MRYLAnr D.-In this state. the know noth
ings have carried their ticket, electing two
muembers to Congress.
NEw 14)RK.-The know nothing plurality in
this state is set dowl at 11,000. It will be
remembered that there were four separate tick
ets ruun, the Hards, Softs, Freesoil, and Know
THE DUTY OF THE DEMOCRACY.
Having &chieved a glorious victory over the
most dangerous party that ever existed in this
government, it well becomes the demo(*acy of
Louisiana to enquire, what remains to be done?
what is still theirduty? It is very manifest that
the secret organization of the know nothing
party has given that party a greater strength
than everything else. It is by this, more than
any other quality of its organization, that it
has been able to make anythiln like a show
against the democratic party in the election
just past. As long as this sbcret, oathbound,
proscriptive organization is in our midst, it is
the duty of the democracy to keep up and per
fect its organization in each parish of the state.
T'he Presidential election is a year off', and no
effort, consistent with honor and duty, should
be relaxed, to secure another triumph then.
Perhaps the very existence of the Union will
depend upon that issue. Let every democrat,
yea, every patriot, buckle on his armor and
keep it brightly burnished for the great con
test which will then come off between the na
tional democracy on the one hand, and black
republic.nism on the other. Will our know
nothing friends stand aloof and ingloriously
look on, while the democracy, single handed,
shall light this great hattle for the constitu
tion and over our dearest rights ? Will they
still keep up their dangerous secret organiza
tion, and by it weaken the power of their own
friends in a contest like this ? We hope for
the best, but it is the duty of the democracy
to preIpre fotr the worst. To do so effectually,
it should keel' up its organization and keel)p the
question steadily before tbo people. Let them
`~PThe mandatlus issued by Judge Cotton, of
New Orleans,i n the seventh precinct business was
served upon the Cooinisaloners by the Sherif. Col.
Christy, and C. II. Ilorton have failed to obey the
order of the court, cnlsequently no return has been
moade by them. The other commissioner, Mr. Sam
ucl Locke, has made a return in whioR he states tle
vote as he sluttd it in his anuswer to the ptltiiuu of
Mr. I:,11, lie gin se Wickllle 550 votes, Derbigny
338, :ird itRay 3. The other tickets he says, were as
loi1jows: lfor the Democratic candidates 6501, for the
Know eothinlg 199, anld 85 scratched tickets, not
count d. \\'uhereupon the court mode the following
• It is now ordered that the Sheriff do receive the
re.tull llltd by SamueII Locke aforesaid as the true
Iturens req tl1 i by tlaw to be mtade to hint, and as
havuig thIe snl force sld ctl'ect as ii signed by the
It is further ordered that the sheriff make the
tripleial retursl required by law in conformity with
tie nalu Isued a writ of attachment against them
TIlE LAW AND 0IIDER PARTY.
Whenever the know nothings have decidei3
to commit a violation of the law, they have in
variably charged upon the democrats an inten
tion to do the same thing. 8n.i has been the
case in every instance that has occurred slnce
this pew party h4a been ýI existcpce.. It was
so in St. Loals, it wassb'n Cincinnatti, it was
so in Louivillo, and it was so in New Orleans.
In the latter city they were not content with
having two out of the three commissioners of
election at each precinct, by which means, a
great number of voters were deprived of thie
legal, rights, but they actually destroyed two
of the ballot boxes where the democrats were
known to have a large majority. Can a party,
wheich can deliberately plan and carry out such
flagrant violations of law and propriety, long
hold sway in an enlightened community like
New Orleans ? Is it possible that any part of
the respectable portion of the e:ti.cns of either
party, will sanction such as outrage 7 If these
things are to he borne with, our electio'ns will
becoune a farce, and law arnd order be superse
ded by, anarchy and mob violence. Is this the
way that Americans are to rule America ? If
so, God defend as from such rule.
THE ELECTION. li
The election returns demonstrate that genu- h
ine patriotismatill glows brightly in the breasts hi
of the sons of Louisiana, and thb Dark La- o
ternism and other kindred isms can have no10
foothold upon our cherished soil. Our state o
ticket is elected by a °ipjority which, consid
ering the acerbility of feeling manifested, and
the illegal measures carried out by our politic- d
al opponents, is uinprecedented in the political e
annals of our state's history. It will average w
from present Indications, abobut two thousand a
five hundred votes. This is a triumph of which p
every good democrat should be proud, and ti
which will be pointed at in after years with a
pleasure and glory by every one who concur
red in achieving the brilliant result. There
is no doubt of a majority in both branches of
our Legislature, large enough for all practical a
purposes. In the house it will be about ten,
and in the senate five or aix. Our delegation
to Congress.is also democratic, Miles Taylor
being elected by about four hundred, )Davidsoun,
one hundred, and Suandidge fifteen hundred nnma
jority. Thus it will be seen that we have Piwt
the enemy and they are ours. They have mr
dergone that ignominious defeat which their
wretched proscriptive principles could not fail
to call down upon them, and for which they
will ever have to repine. But cu rictis is pot
our motto. Let Louisiana know nothingism
now forever rest in that cold grave which it
has dug for itself, and may its manns cnjoy that
peace which in life it did not deserve.
The election which has just taken place, un
der whatever aspect we may please to consider
it, is one of a highly important nature' We
hail it with pleasure, not as a party victory,
not as a cogquest of the spoils of war, not as
a struggle in which personalities only were in
question, or mere men concerned, but as a
proud vindication of principle, as a triumph of
humanity and of liberal ideas over a midnight
despotism, and an odious conspiracy, as an
achievement of truth over error, of true deainc
racy over fact:on and misrule, of civil, alld ri
ligious liberty over proseription and rauleutt
Ifanaticism. This waY the issue upon which
the gallant Democracy of our state stood and
with such prilnciples and such determination it
could not but conquer.
The defeat of 1'. G. Hunt in tlje second con
gressional District, is an event which will inn
press the tact more deeply upon tihe minds of
our northern brethren that southern rights can
not be tampered with by our public servants
with impunity, and that the hand of retribu
tion must sooner or later arrest the course of
him, who, in a momet of mistruided ardor,
or of plLrty zeal, endangers in the least those
sacred prerogatives. The verdict rendered by
his former constituents, and the feeling which
exists in this state l'egarding his course upon
Y the Kansas Nebraska bill, are umnistakable in:
their language and bearing. The district had
e always been a hopeless one for the democrats
0 -the majority therein against us had formerly
been unconquerable, and even when a demo
r cratic champion was lately put upon the course
to combat Mr. Hunt, few thought that the re
s stilt would have been so glorious or unuIninlous
in consequence of the party disadvantages that
Co were to be contended against. But thesequcl
y showed that when Louisianians are called up
i on to decide questions which involve not only
their'intcrests but their honor and institutlions
sg of the south, they will always be found battling
t on thsie ide of righlt and justice, and maintain
ta ing those who are adverse to giving " aid and
comfort" to northern negrqphilists.--Cot rier.
' ,\Miles Taylor's amajoty i the 2d co(tgries
slional district Is 342, Ilunt i maljority in 1853, wahi
1102. Anmddge, in the 3d, has received nearly 1500
LIC5M TIOUSNESS OF HIIE qIRESS.
In the journals of the day, the llbrty of
the press is a constant theme, while .its licortl
tiousness is seldom, and but rarely nbticed.-- E
It- is worthy of remark,. how much of the
latter is tolerated; how little it is regarded, f,
nod with phat unconcern it is suffered to pass h
when good character is enablel quietly to en- e.
counter it. If this were not the case the peace m
of society would be constantly disturbed by w
the violeiiee, audacity, arrogane, and too of
ten the bullying of the press. For the press I
has its bullylnm as well as the prize ring, and h
though it may effect a different quality, it is '
literally of thd same class. Truth, decency,
and respectability are sever sustainod or vindi- w
cated by virulence or violence of any sort, el- i
ther in thought, word or deed. On the other' Pl
hand, they both have nothing to apprehend t
from violence or vindictiveness, for they can u
always rely upon the sound common sense and ,
the inherent love of order, eondisteaey and pro- v,
priety on the part of the people. o
But how little of satisfaction, and how great "
the self-abasement which must annoy the" man hi
devoted to the habitual and systematic abuse
and misrepresentation of his fellow citizens, ci
whether through the medium of a reckless and ai
licentious press, or any other instrumentality w
he may be able to command. He must realize
his own insignificance, and the utter contempt e
of the public, in his inability to affect the rep- b
utation he would assail. While the promiscu-n
ous employment of the most offensive epithets, d
the artful misrepresentation of fact, the exag- e
geration of human affirmatives, the zealous .
distortions of fair and honorable deeds impair k
whatever deficiency of his pen, or his tongue,
when chance exposes to view some political or
social evil, which fairly challenges reproof.- I
Besides this, amongst the few who are suscec- I
tible of such influences, and for the moment I
and under the strong passions which move the
active partizan, the worst and most hideous
feelings are provoked into the wihlest demon
strations. The game of politics is thus played
as a desperate venture for success, and no con- I
sequences are considered in the processes deem
ed necessary to the nchievement.
In the midst of all this fury and strife, no
man, however pure and inoffensive may be the
nature of his activity in the contest, can escnpe
t without the unstinted abuse of interested,, sus
iicious and violent partisans. It is very true
r that the man of good anid substantial character
may boldly defy all the assaults thar may be
dirneted against him in the execution of his dn
ties of citizenship. But on the other hand,
therec are few such imen willing to encounter
Sthe abuse of partizans and tihe press, by an'ine
tire and earnest participation in the details of
n political canvass.
l]ow much this is in conflict with the genial
r spirit of American citizenship is apparent to
Sacll, deplored by many, but counteracted by
few except in passive duty. A fair argumlent
is desirable and acceptable to every true man;
a direct statement of fact pertaining to the is
sue should ie objectionahble to none. With these
and a free ballot box, the 'principlies of the re
public and the imiCsures of political parties are
safely confided to the hands of tile people. But
;y,,iind these, with a vicious press, recklesness
of assertion, unstinted abhus, exasperating
lepithets, threats, heated blood, a contest for
the exercise of the rights of citizenship, anld ci
prevailing inidifference to consequences, all is
chaos, anarchy, chance, and no man can cher
ish the assurance of peace, good order, and civ
- l cdiscipline upon any recurrence of political
agitation in the country.
IIos. GEORO.P M. DALLAs.--The friends of
lon. George M. Dallas held a meeting in Phil
delphiai on the 2d inst., preliminary to the
nomination of a candidate for the presidency.
RIe.olutions were adopted, extolling the career
of Mr. Dallas from his enlistment as a volun,
teer in the war oft1812 down to his filling the
offioe of Vice President, when the prosperity
of his country was poised)pon his single vote,
on the tariff question, inl all of which lie evinced
that his principle of action was tletermined by
by nothing narrower than the general good.
II&*But two papers, in New Orleans, palli
ate and defend the breakers of the ballot box
es and the slung shot ruffians of that city. The
first is the Bee, the second, the Croscent. The
I.st mentioned journal is so low down in the
scale of political depravity, that no moral
plummet, were it to reach to the pleaids, could
MAn. R, seu: Permit me through tho columns of
your paper, to announce to the public that I am no
longer a member of the secret political order, com
monly .ailed know nothings, and from this time on
I intendl to act and vote with the democratic party,
for I believo it is the only national party now In ex
cltence., TIL.MIA T. CAstLE.
Clinton. La., November 14, 1855.
l ablre, democrat, will contest the seat of Eus.
is. in Congress. from the first district.
b1TED, at U0llton, ., on eday, Novembern
1856. at 12 o'clock. P. M., of yellow fever W
NOORE,, age8d 2 years, aherlffeletorf the
Again, the inevitable degree of death has lit
forth; its solemn and fearful emphasis has
heard In our midst ; and when itsdeepsand
echo had passed away, our loved W j U4
more. For days, many and fond hearts wateg
with deep ind painful anxiety, that terrl4cr lg.
sistless torrent of human destiny, u It grsdt
swept frpta our olrole that youn& and ma
Dep, and poiguat was the anguish we h
heavy and dread seatence mote our ears, i
ashes, dust to dust." Before the immlt.ahI
youth with tW ardent hopes, tender sad
ties ; with its pure andholy ambition-are S.it
ed from the busy ciroles of Ulift.d w
the eternal stillnees of the pgrt.' iHe huii u
pod upon the threshold of aetive -a-ltsFstjl
the fancies of his youth were just rilpealOl gia
solid and permanent realities of an honormiehe
noble manhood ; the future had just rtpeeg.
to him lt troad exp.nse, peopled with the fdl.
vated purposes which constitute the great so0g.
of character and of social Influence. Life to Ms
sprightly and noble Intellect had just put on all i
halcyon hues-when the fell detroyer euae-*Ml
our noble boy was gone. t
Although fresh from the heat of a bitter ad a.
cited contest; a successful candidate t thelj
ality of our Parish ; honored to the oest
wi ' the confidence of the old and young--la meg
ding this important trust to his youthful *I
there is not a heart in our Parish, whiclh aIat
cheerfully accord to him the high positin
his own young and noble enterprise and eaergy
von. Ardent In his aspirations, active in his eurts
open, manly and generous, in all that he sid al
dil. he gained his victory without: making a sitge
enemy or losing a single friend. lie same late 6es
S--"attendled by the confidence and af'ection of all who
knew him, without respect to political aU reat.
lie brought with him the prmiseo of high' tle
as a publie ocer--and if he bad lived-the dal to
which he was elected, would have been vacatel m
tilled for many years, before hib equal would
been found. In soclal life, we who knew hl Iq
loved him most. HIls heart was in the right lph
and his hand was always open to the claims f
Irienmdship and the more imperatite demands whist
the circumstances of life make upon a anoble,s
generous heart; sickness and distress found him a
I patient nurse, a generous benefactor. Self desyta
- in the highest degree from his earliest youth, bet:
ways exhibited a warm and unoalculating lntere4 Is
the wishes and wants of those around him-and then
are many, in whose eyes the tears of sorrow will
gather as they review the simple and unostentatio.
memorials of his life. lie curried his charnacter
his face-open, decided, manly. lie was cat
:warm, and true. In his friendships. Of his enmltle
we cannot spak, for if he ever had an enemy, Ib
writer never knew it. To the circle of his friea.,
r and of all who ever knew him, his smile was as geel
e as an April sunbeam-his grasp the index of a wea
and generous heart, which, without conoealment,
guile, put forth, the exuberance of its rich and gep
r rons emotions. These things will be fondly and s*
nestly cherished Iby us who mourn him, and we.
say of him, as the poet says:
" You may break, you may ruin the vase if you will,
Hut the scent of th, rose, will cliug round it dilL"
the beloved emnulsoiment of these social ilrtls
may ,be taken from us-the vase of manly IbaIty
may he bruken-hut likey'"the scent of the rosi, the
remembrance of his excellence and worth, willl
ger around the places which now " honor bhim
- To the brother-the sisters-we cannot spest
e earth has no consolation: f,r such a bereavea~s
We can only mingle our sorrows with theirs, il
tender them the sympathy of those hearts whidl
Sths saffection has deeply distressed.
The insidious introduction into the sootl
of inflamatory abolition sentiments, thron d
the professed neutral and literary jou
of the north, is growing to be an evilo
small magnitude, and one that the so
ern people should remedy by saving thi
money spent on such periodicals. It Jis
much to ask of us to bear the expenIes d
our own injuries-to contribuhte mon't' I
be used in our own overthrow.
About a year ago some very offensivi
tiles appeared in Putnam's Magazine,
it was denounced throughout thesouth. .I
then changed hands, or pretended to dd
and by a course of hypocritical consom
tism soon regained its losses and won lb
way again into the favor of our people.
Having obtained a circulation among,,
that presented an opportunity for so2l
the seeds of mischief in our midst, it
in its number for the present month o[.
its batteries upon the south and upon Pi
ident Pierce aid his administration.
Thiserticle, headed " The Kansas
tion," is the very quintessence of 'aboli i
rascality. The writer wilfully belielu
facts of history. Every ,sentence e0
forth the foul stench of abolition
tion. No truly southern man, can
it without a feeling of indignatieo,
its author, and of scorn for the hy
al and unprinoipled publishers of the
azine. We shall make no extracts
simply.because we do not wish to
our paper or offend our readers wlvth s
vile, truithless and disgusting stuff.
We trust the southern people willli
this periodical and banish it. Its publiJc
ets have perpetrated a fraud and as l
rage upon their southern subscribers, t
brand them as villains. It is only 8t..
read by the putrid masses of northern ý
natics, traitors and political dcsperad O
We hope the democratic press tbrraglho