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LOUJISIANA STATE ELUOTION.
0031flIU 1. OONORIM
lit ooCg tsaiona District.
Pia ines; ...... 289 928 281 218
St. eard,...... 149 184 161 124
Orleans, right bank, 147 928 151 286
" ' district,. 1081 1140 1058 1188
" 3d " 670 882 666 888
321t 261 3268 9588
24 Ooangremonsl Distriot. t.
Odeans, ltdistrlet. 1881 2071 1881 2069
" 4th do 809 620 812 619
Jelierson ......... 400 691 897 699
St. ........ 59 60 61 61
St. John Baptist,.. 196 221 65 51
St. Jame, ........ 161 814 161 808
Ascension, ....... 411 988 414 980
Assumption, ...... 1654 88 716 288
Lafourlch.......: 660 415 668 898
Temrebonne,..... . 867 879 879 865
St. My....... 820 487 841 896
StiM*Oi-....... 809 494 299 487
6980 6085 6180 5811
d8 Oongresalonal District.
Co . l.......... 55 145 53 140
St. 'mmnany,..... 147 888 181 882
East FPlciana,,... 420 866 890 884
West Pellclana,... 265 245 288 268
East Baton Rouge,. 490 647 404 554
Wst Bate. Rouge. 188 218 180 216
Oataho6 ........ 864 877 846 890
Teas.,., ........ 149 129 189 137
Iberville,......... 478 288 458 298
Avoyelles ........ 489 881 488 881
Carroll.......... 876 261 864 279
Point Coupeo..... 450 802 442 800
Madison.......... 147 206 148 209
Livingston,........ 369 284 878 218
St. Helena,....... 3805 304 294 810
Washington ..... 294 186 371 199
4908 4510 4781 4610
4th Congressional District.
Vermillion........ 288 142 237 135
St. Landry,...... 1086 786 1056 700
Caldwell,......... 200 78 .259 706
Lafayette ....... 470 162 471 157
Bleavillo ......... 033 247 622 293
Winn............ 262 150 263 151
Rapides ......... 587 615 581 018
Natchjtoehes,..... 578 482 675 478
Sabine,.......... 415 244 412 249
Calcasieu, ........ 827 24 327 24
De Soto,......... 494 343 472 358
Bossier .......... 3118 298 889 279
Claiborne ......... 797 .,3 783 729
Union............ 539 439 535 434
Ouachita, ........ .49 251 353 258
Franklin ......... 235 173 283 178
Caddo,........... 488 455 429 457
Jackson.......... 190 000 000 000
Morehouse ....... 10 000 000 000
COL. JOHN M. SANDIDGE.-We must
congratulate the Democracy of this Dis
trict upon the triumphant election of this
sterling and talented Democrat to Con
Never was honor better deserved--never
were undoubted claims more cheerfully rec
ognized. From the opening of the cam
paign to the close, Col. Sandidge did not
repose, traveoing a country thousands of
miles in extent and filling alpointments
with promptitude that we thought it im.pos
sible for him toSceet, when they were an
nounced. Never did man work with wore
assiduity, ability, and as the rc.-ult cstab
lishes, with more effect. We never contem
plate such working men as Col. Sandidge,
without finding uppermost in our mind tile
peculiar declaration of " Old Hlickory" in
reference to a favorite old soldier under his
command: " With a regiment of such men
I could storm and capture the gates of
hell." The reader will, of course, bear in
mind that the Iron Chief never made the
A MARE'S NEST.-The cock and bull sto
rv about the Germans and other foreigners
alolitionizing Western Texas, is a Know
Nothing Roorback, intended for party ef
fect, and has been over and again exploded
by the press of that state. If slavery nev
er finds worse enemies than the naturalized
citizens of the south, it will live forever.
" Sam" cannot "save his bacon" by any
such trumpery device as this. lieo is too
far gone, and his only chance for salvation
is to take a boat for Salt River at once, to
which parts the voice of the southern peo
ple nas unmistakably consigned him. lie
ought to try to die decently, to atone(, in
part, for the outrageously irregular and
rakish life he has led. f.e, has been a sad
boy, and it is happy that the peoplle have
undertaken to sow his wild oats for him.
Good bye, Sam n--Mobile Register.
gii'pThe Niles Enquirer ricords the
good luck of a citizen of that village, who
while bathing in the river, discovered aftler
a five minutes iu l.,stri'ous scrullIbing of his
hide, a pair of lr:atwcrs wr. ichm he had lost
two years bltfrm '
5DITIeD T A SP*CIIAL DdMOCRATIC 'OMMITTIrI.
Saturday Morning, November 24, 185.
All persons indebted to this office, for
announcements, printing of election tickets, ad.
vertising, job work, &c., are requested to make
prompt payment of their naconuts.
1WThere have been two deaths in our
midst within the past week, from yellow fever,
R. 0. Carman, Esqr. and Mrs. Hendricks.
The weather is now quite cool and there is no
likelihood of there being any new cases.
1S'The death of R. C. Carman, Esqr., has
created a vacancy in the office of Justice of the
Peace for the Fifth Ward. It will be filled
by election, to be holden at such time as the
Pollee Jury may direct.
Tes MONrtLIItS Fro Nova.nea,-We have
received all of our monthly exchanges; Harp
er, Godey, Graham, Arthur, Do Bow, U. 8.,
National, Water Cure, &c. They all maintain
that high standard of excellence for which
they are noted, and all seem imbued with a
worthy emulation, to make the present number
excel the foregoing. Godey, Graham, and
Arthur, each commence a new volume in Jan
unary. This, then, is an opportune time to
I* The State Senate will stand, 17 Demo
crats, 13 Know Nothings.
Naw JEaasv.--The election for members of
the Legislature in New Jersey, has resulted as
follows: Senate-Democrats, 12 ; Whigs, 5;
Know Nothings3. House-Democrats, 37 ;
Whigs, 16 ; Know Nothings, 6 ; and one tem
New YOR.--ThI assembly, in this State,
will be composed of 50 Democrats, 43 Fusion
ists, and 85 Know Nothings.
The total vote amounts to 248,886, as fur
as heard from. In 1854, the total vote was
470,595. The falling off must have been very
great as most of the returns have been receiv
ed. In 1854, the Softs polled 150,495 votes,
Ithe hIlrds, 33,850 ; the Whigs, 156,`04 ; and
the Know Nothings, 122,282. The prevalent
opinion that the division of the democrats
would preclude the election of either Hards or
Softs in the late election, doubtless caused the
great dimnimltion, which is principally shown
to Ie in the Demnocratic vote.
"HONESTY, TIIHE BEST POLICY."
Never has the truth of this venerable adage
been more signally verilied, than inl the elec
tion just past. The demrocrats conducted the
election on principle i lone, relying oni the pow-i
er of truth, reason, and fair, open discussion
before the people of the Issues presented by,
their opponents. Not ia personal issue wasi
raised, in a single instance. All was fiir, hou
est, ani honorable throughout tihe canvass,.
But how was it with the opposite party ?
slisrlepresentation, detraction, abuiise, and d-i
crlption was prractised Ibefore the election, anrd
violence, thrents, and bullying at the polls, and
rtot conltent with ill this, a mobo in several inr
stancrts in New Orleans, took po:isession of the
Ihllot boxes, broke theml to pieces, and de
strryed the votes, together with tire lists'of vo
tirs, and the tally lists. Yet withl all these
unfair nwlan they were signally deifeated. The
democracy have triumphed in the State, anid
Louisiana stailds in proud array besides hecr
sister states of the south, against proscription,
perseccutioan, Iani intolCrance, ill defence of the
conyrtitution of the United States, in defence of
the Union, and in delfenlce of tile rights of the
We were told by the editors of the Ameri
cuan l'atriot, ibefore the election, that ill " in
trig'ae and nlanagemlacl, the Know Nothinlg
party hadI to limt'h experience to be beatern
by the hdemtorats. But we thirnk the "intrigue
lllId IlnIlllagie-'lll'llt"' is lnot availed them ll u ch I (: '
in this ca-nvass. A party that has to resort
to srllllh iieasa t 0o sueed, will never rsuCCeed
long'. 'T'ruth andi right will expose the cheat,
arnl a just public sentiment will overwheha its
When the opposition to the demnloraiic par
ty shall luna[ i a true national party, upon cor
reet Iprinctiples of governmient, and sound plrin
I'ile's of public economiy, domrestie and interna
tional, with apropiier notions of the iequal rights
and l privileges of all cilasses of our citizens un
tier thie conlstitution Iat I laws s they now
:rta(d, andl shall ie willinll to give every one
hIris dtle, urad none muore thati his due, then this
Opposition may hope to succeed in its cfllrts
to gIet ihnto the all'itliouns anid (ontidene of trhe
.\ I.ri:can people, and inever be(trl'e(. " JLutrig'ue
1:u~ IouI ntlit won'IIt aIII'wrI. The people
Sl' .o t, intrllirt'lit and virtuous l(.. to hb, im
pl.r t .itw by ,ril tu\ weoriehy drltivi -
AN APPEAL TO THI KNOW NOTH
Now, that the election is over, and that the
heat and excitement have somewhat subsided,
which it engendered, it may not be amiss to
endeavor to recall our Know Nothing broth
ren to a calm consideration of the real polit
ical condition of our present united country.-
We invite them to look the facts in the face,
as we shall portray them, and ask themselves
in the first place if they are true, and if true,
what is the course that duty to the south, and
to the union, demands them to adopt. We
shall endeavor to be fair and to treat the sub
ject with all the seriousness its importance re
It is a fact not to be denied that the Ameri
can or Know Nothing party failed to make a
national platform that both its members north
and south could stand upon. The attempt was
made at Philadelphia, but signally failed by
the withdrawal of the delegations from twelve
states, and issuing a manifesto or platform of
their own, in which, opposition to slavery, was
one of its main ingredients.
It is a fact, that since then, conventions of
the American party have been held in nearly
all the free states, and the Philadelphia plat
form has been repudiated by them, so far as
regards its article upon slavery is concerned,
and strong, decided, ultra abolition grounds
has been substituted in its stead.
It is a fact, that not a solitary instance can
be shown, where a meeting, convention, or
public demonstration of any kind, of the Ame
rican party north, have passed resolutions, or
taken gfouud in favor of southern rights upon
this vital question.
It is a fact, that not a man, of any notoriety
at the north, of the American party, has come
out on the side of the south, but on the contra.
ry, all stand in opposition to southern views
on the question of slavery. They all claim the
right in Congress to legislate on that question
in the territories,--to prohibit the slave trade
hetween the states,--to abolish slavery in the
District of Columbia,--and are opposed to the
admission of any more slave states,-thcy are
for restoring the Missouri compromise line,-
and for repealing the fugitive slave law.
It is a fact, that the Know Nothing or Am
erican party, in all the free states, have fused
with what is now known as the Repubiiaenn
party, which is headed by Seward, Hale, Chase,
Sumner, and other great leaders of the aboli
tion platform in the northern states.
It is a fact, that this new party openly pro
claims opposition to slavery, both in the terri
tories and the states, and declare their fixed
determination never to cease their exertion, un
til it is exterminated throughout the land.
It is a fact, that this new party is striving,
with unfaltering energy, to unite all the free
states in a great northern or sectional party,
with the sole intention of controlling the elec
tions and cossequently the legislation of con
gress upon the subject of slavery, with a fixed
purpose to abolish it throughout the union,
whenever they have the power. It is true they
do not claim any power over the subject in the
states, as the conlstitution now standls, but they
avow their intention to amend the constitution
so as to give them the power. Wilson, the
man elected senator by the know nothings of
Massachutsetts, and declared at the time, by
southern know nothings, to be a sound, con
servative state rights' man, at one of these Re
publiean meetings in New York, made the fol
lowing declaration :
"Let it be understood that within the territories
of thle United States we intend to prohibit forever
the existence of hnillan slavery. Let it hle undelr
stood precisely and exactly what we mean. tWe
mean to restore firedom to Kansas. We mean that
Kansas shall never come into this ULion as ia slave
state. No, lever. We mean to restore freedomlinl to
Ne!brascka, clear up to the bounlldl'ies of the IBritish
QueenI. We nmean that Nebroska shall con inllto
the Union, a free state, with a free conlltitution. We
tell Atchisn, Strinlgfellow and otlher border rutlhtls,
that they nay violate law, honor, every thing, but
Kansas comes into the Union, clothed in the gar
iments of' liberty. We mean that Utah, if she comeis
Into this Union ever, shall come into this Union. a
free colnmmonwealth, We mean New Mexico, Minne
sota, W\ashington, Oregon. every foot of the terri
ritllvries of this republic, shall tIe consecrated I'orev
,!r to freedom anld lieo insfititiens for all men, and
cltainls alnd litters to nonle. Standing hereol, to-night,
geitlliinll, I plroclaitl it antd let the country Ilnder
stalnd it, that we are opposed to slavery everywhere,
andw it' we had the power would abollsh it forever.
Let It beh uuderstood that we have not the power to
abolish it in the slave statas of this Union, and we
do inot propose to interfere with t legal rights of
the citizens ,of' the slave states. TIlt let it ha under
stood that within the territory of the United States,
we hava tlhe colstitutional power to prohilit slave
ry, and we mean to do it at atly cost and at anlly ac
rillce. Let it ie unldorstood by the counttry and the
world, that we mean that if aniy portion of this con
tinent shall ever be incorporated into this Union,
we' ilean it shall ever be consecrated to freedot."
None 'can be deceived as to the real designs
of this new party. Gel. Wilson has not lys.
tyfieil what lie says, but puts it in plain utnitis'
tiakaublec language. le ueanus exactly what
lie says and i mistake. I lear what Mr. Sew
ard, the ghreat leatder of this mnovemtent has
proclaimed. At a speerl( h at Albany not loung
sihte, he adlle the followingi 'tartliig remlal'ks:
'" . ty is not and nllverl can bo pi rp! inal. It
sion of the constutitution together with Its own over
throw. lhon the slaveholders would perish in the
struggle. The change can now be made without vl
olnoe, and by the agency of the ballot b.. The
temper of the nationis Just, liberal, and forbearing.
It will contribute any money, and endure any scrl
floes to effect this great and important change; In
deed it is made already. The house of representa
tives is already yours, as it always must be when
you choose to have it. The Senate of the United
States is equally within your power if you only
will act persistently for two years to have It. Not
withstanding allthe wrong that has ooeen done not
another slave state can come Into the Union. Make
only one year's constant deolsive effort, and you can
determine what states shall be admitted."
In view of this new organization at the
north,, and commenting upon it in Faneuil
Hall, and the speech of Mr. feward, Mr.
Choate, of Massachusetts, the great whig
statesman upon whom the mantle of the
mighty Webster is said to have fallen, says
"If the ingenuity of hell were tasked for a device
to'allenate, and road assunder our immature and ar
tileal nationality, it could devise nothing so efthc
tual I take my stand here I resist and depreeate
the mere attempt to form the party. The basis of
the organization is reciprocal, sectional hate. I do
not expect to live to sec it succeed in its grasp at
power. I am sure I hope I shall not, but I see the
attempt making. I thing I see the dreadful influ
ence of anch an attempt.'
Here is the warning of a patriot, one whose
position at the north, enables him to judge the
subject fairly and impartially.
Know nothings of the south, are yon so
blind to truth, reason, and your own dearest
rights, as not to see and feel the truth of what
this great northern whig statesman, so forcibly
portrays ? Will you read the speeches of the
great leader of this new organizatioh, Wilson,
and Seward, as we have faithfully transcribed
portions of them in this article, and not see and
feel that the Union is in danger I The facts to
which we have referred in regard to the Am
crican party north, you must know, are not
misrepresented. Then how can you justify
yourselves in keeping up an organization at
the south, which can only result, if successful,
in ruin to yourselves and your fellow country
men, whose interests and yours are so intimate
ly blended, that the due can not ha injured,
without the other being involved ? You must
know there is but one national party at this
time in the whole Union. This, the most em
inent statesmen of the Whig party, and many
of the Whig presses, boldly and candidly ad
mit to be the democratic party. You must
know and feel, that no party is worthy of sup.
port, that is not national. You are bound to
know that the American party is not, nor nev
er can be national. It is a complete failure,
as very many of its former friends and uiave
cates admit. Then why persist in your oppo
sition at this time, to the only party that can
save the union from destruction, and preserve
your constitutional rights of person, property,
and political equality, You can do nothing
yourselves but weaken, and perhap:s defeat the
democratic party, and thereby indirectly aid the
efforts of Seward, Wilson, and that black re
publican crew, in thur unholy designs to de
stroy the Union. Never did greater responsi
ty rest upon you than at the present crisis.
Tire KANSAS Lmirox.-Following the peri
cious example of Know Nothingism, there are
now springiging up secret societi(s for all man
nIlr of purposes. 'The large number of men
who have entered this society, seen its work
ilgs, and become aware of the very great ad
vat;ages of secresy in carrying out schemes
which would otherwise meet with prompt and
irresistible censure, furnish ready materials for
secret and stealthy associations for all sorts of
designs. This is one of the sins for which the
Blutlinists are directly accountable, and we
doubt not that ere many months pass, there
will be organized treason preparing ill more
than one section of the Union, on the plan of
the lodges and wigwams of the know nothings.
A late number of the Missouri Republican,
pulllishes in full the " Constitutions a(d Ititu
als of the Grand and Subordinate Encamp
ments of the Kansas Legion," a body of men
formed into a secret military organization, with
grips and passwords, signs and signals for the
lpurpose of aiding and abetting each other in
their attempts to prevent the introduction of
slavery into Kansas. This scheme owes its
lpaternity to the same lanud of fanaticism,
whence Know Nothingism arose, New Eng
Every member takes upon himself a solemn
obligation to use all possible means of making
Kansas a free state. lie swears that hle will
not reveal any of the secrets of the order,
even if withdrawing from it or being suspend
e(l or expelled. The officers all have military
titles, the subordinate regiment that of Colo
nil, and the inferior officers of major, Captain,
&ct. The Chief of the Grand State Encemp.
iecnt has the title of General, which plainly in
dicates the kind of influence they design to
VM.cMessrs Christy and lIorton after ma
kina al appllieation for ia writ of habeas corpus
ie ho delivered f'rolli prison, where they had
biefti r* i t',r form ite ptlllt ,-' ,-onrt, withdll.r it.
THE WARNINiG OIthTiU PAST.
The Know Nothing party is predicated up.
on the principle that there it one class of our
citizens better than another, because they had
pen to be borne in a foreign land, or profess
particular religious faith. Should they 4.
coed in establishing this innovation upon the
constitution of our country, the next step may
be to proscribe the poor. In Massaqph t
they have already proscribed the ignorant or
those who could not read and write the -'
glish language. Thus step by step we sheol
have our government changed from a
presentative democracy to an aristocracy, i
eventually to a monarchy. If ever this
republic is changed from a free governus
a monarchical form, it will be by pome pee.
like this. It can never be done all'at one.
will be done by gradually uundermininoug.
true principles upon which the government i
The Know Nothing party made some g.
strides in that way, but the good sense of the
people, has seen into the scheme, and the dat.
ger has been stayed for a time. Thousands who
honestly went into the order, have been eeo.
vinced of their error, and have come odd*.
Others will follow. Know nothingism isded
If it should ever rise agnin, it will be upont
own ruin, not that of the democratic party.
The Know Nothing party is wrong luits
princlples, wrong in its aims, and wrong in its
mode of action. It sought to control men t@
their fears, their religious prejudices, and thair
cupidity. It influenced the passions of race
against race, flattered men's pride and ambi.
tion, and by every seductive influence sodght
to get the yonng and unsuspecting into the or
der. But they have failed most Ingloriously,
and they ever will fail, so long as truth is l t
free to combat error. Success achieved by.
such expedients, must of necessity be of sh~it
duration. The short but significant historylt
Know Nothingism in this country, will always
bhe a standing monument of this fact. Let the
present generation take warning by the fhitre
and transmit its history to the future political
lparties that may arise in this governmcnt as a
beacon to light them against the ruin and dea
ger to which it would lead.
ENGLAND.-The most important intelli.
gence by the Pacific relatesL to an extraoe
dinary panic in england, in consequence of
rumors having obtained currency of the
probability of a war with the United State
the London Times fanned the flame by sev*
oral mendacious editorials. Extras were
issued stating that the American Minister
had demanded his passports. Energetic
protests were heard from all quarters. Mr.
Bueclhanan was appealed to, and denied that;
the statements had any truth in theml-r
Public feeling then cooled down, though
there was still some uneasines on the s b
BARGAINS TO CLOSE.
BEING desirous to close business here. I will
good bargains to cA'sn dealers. My stock is wer
Those Indebted to lHAtnis & D)'AroxoD. or myself,'
twill consult their interest and greatly oblige, by asw
king early settlements, as the outstanding buslnens
must be closed without delay.
nyov 24 J. (. D'ARMOND.
AGENTS I AGENTS 11 AG ENTS I !
PEIiSNS INSaetome d ted o procure s.escribers for
Hooks. Magazines. &e., or get up 'litis for news*
lpapers, are reqtuestd to sld al their names Ind
address,. and we will lioward thema, free of charge, a
spelcitmen number of a publicatlon ftor which they
will find ready sale, and we will allow them a sorm
mission of 50 per cent for their services.
J. BltAl)FRll) & BRtOTHIER,
nov 24 3 Courtland st. New York.
TIEl undersigned has taken rooms at the Union
IlIotel, and sl prepared tu ttake agl)nerreotypep,
for those who may favor hinu with i call. lIe41l1
only remain for the space of two or three weeks.
nov 24 E. LEVL
SALE OF ESTRAYS.
I WILL offer for sale, at the door of my office, Ia
the town of Jackson, oni
MOND)AY" l cetmher 10, 1855,
at 11 o'clock, a. in., the ,ollowing described estry
Mule: Oane bay mare Mule about 18 hands hlghJ
years old, branded on the left thighl with the letter '
At.so: a brown mare Mule, about 121 hands higbh,
7 years old, brauded on the left thigh with the let'
ter IB. Said Mules were strayed before ime on the
27th day of May, 155. hy L. 8. Austin.
nov 24 G. W. CATILETT, J. '., 3d Ward.
In the matter of the succession of Benjamin
and Celia Richardson, deceased.
/ ILL BE SOLD, at the town of Greeno
burg, Parish of St. Helena, on
MONDAY, December 8, 1855,
the following real and personal property be'
longing to said succession, viz:
640 ACRES OF LAND,
of excellent quality, with all the improvements
thereon, consisting of a good dwelling, of
buildings, fine gin, &c.
FORTY likely Negroes,
A stock of Horses, Mules, Hogs, Cattle,
A large quantity of Corn and Fodder.
TERMS OF SALE.
Slaves to the amount of $3000, to be sold
for Cash, to pay the debts. The balance of the
real estate on a credit of one, two, and three
years, with interest after maturity until paid,
with mortgage importing confession of judge
ment retained. The personal property on a
credit of twelve months.
nov 24 Adm! nitrlter.