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1. RI BIOSATT,..............EDITOi
Our Agents.
Thomas Mcintyre,.......New Orleaan
J. Curtis Waldo,......... " "
8. M. Pettengill & Co.,.....New Yor'!
Geo. P. Rowell & Co.,..... "
Rowell & Chesman,.....St. Louis, 3Mf
Wednesday, - Nov. 15, 1876
D E L AW A R E, 3.
M A R Y L A N D , 8.
n1 I S S I S S I P P I, 8.
"The Republican Party is
SAMUEL J. TILDEN, of New York,
ana, are elected President and Vice
President of the United State ! !
This is the Centenniai crow that pur
old game rooster, who has been coop
ed up for twelve long years, now
sings in clarion tones to the farthest
confines of old Rapides! We have
been waiting for it for many long
and weary years, we have been strug
gling for it hard and patiently, we
have been praying for it fervently,
and at last that silver lining illu
mines our heretofore dark cloud and
we are once more a free and di4en
thralled people. We can now shout
and join our anthems of joy with our
whole people, and glory with the
victory of our time-honored old par
ty! Hallelujah! and Democracy'i Te
Deum to one and all!
-WE publish in to-day's Demo
crat, a full, complete and official ta
ble of the vote of the Parish by Pre
cincts, and assure our readers they
will find it a most reliable one, cor
rect in all particulars, and we advise
one and all to preserve it for future
-Two good and instructive letters
will be found in our columns, this is
sue of the Democrat, from our gifted
Washington correspondent. ihey
will bear reading just now on Ithe
heels of the Democratic-Centeninial
-In our official table of the Par
ish vote we do not include at lhast
thirty-five votes, scattering so-called
for D. C. Paul. They were not c un
ted, and in our table figures we lhave
followed accurately the officlal cont.
-IF you want to know the re ult
of the Presidential election, take a
good glance at the young man nd
the Government boys around the
Post Office.
-SALT river is over crowded itb
Radical pap suckers and cormorants,
the young man will soon cry "di in
feet" there.
-L. V. MARYE and John P. Gro
gan are elected Magistrates for the
Alexandria Ward, and E. Vallcry
and E. V. Maryc, Constables.
The campaign just closed was one
of the fiercest in the history of Amer
ican politics, and the election just
held was the inost hotly contested
and has resulted in the closest vote
in our parish, in the State, and in the
Nation that has fallen under our ob
servation. We recall a contest for
the Legislature in 1840 between T. J.
Wells and C. H. Blanchard in which
the vote in this parish was a tie, and
was decided by the Parish Judge, but
since then there has been no election
decided by 90 votes which is Pack
ard's majority over Nicholls. W e
lay the situation in the State and
Nation before our readers elsewhere
and propose here only to discuss our
home affairs.
We had in this parish at least
three hundred white voters who were
registered, and who after taking that
trouble failed to vote, when the fate
of the State and almost of the Na
tion was trembling in the balance.
If these votes had been cast for the
party of honesty and reform wc would
have carried this parish by two hun
dred majority. There were two rea
sons for this fall off of the white vote.
The first and most important is, that
one of our white voting precincts was
abolished entirely and another abol
ished'and put where we lost nearly
one hundred votes.
We refer to the Big Island and
Paul's Store boxes. There is no
doubt but tha:t those two changes lost
us more than a hundred votes and
that the establishment of the "Burnt
Down" poll for their especial benefit
gained the Radicals more than a hun
dred votes, in a Ward which had reg
isterd more fraudulent young ne
groes than any other. This manip
ulation of the polling places made a
difference of at least two hundred
against us. Another, and fruitful
source of the loss of white votes was
the disaffection produced among the
hill voters by the Independents, so
called who sowed dissensions where
all was united and by disparagement
of our local ticket, lost to Tilden and
Nicholls two hundred votes without
gaining any benefit for themselves.
Out of a registered white vote of
about 1950 there was cast for Nich
olls 1639 votes, against a solid negro
vote of 1729 for Packard. The hon
est, true people of the parish know
where the blame lies for their defeat
by so insignificant a majority, and
they will not fail to visit their dis
pleasure upon the heads of those who
have aided their enemies directly or
indirectly. They have watched close
ly the actions of the croakers and of
Lice seekers in this the hour of their
sore trial and they prefer to form
their opinion of the status of tl.eie
gentlemen from their actions rather
than from their empty professions of
loyalty to their cause, while their
sympathies and their aid were both
given the enemies of the peace and
prosperity of the country. A day of
reckoning has come, when social re
cognition and business profits will be
given by the people to their true and
Stried friends alone and when are those
t who were not ofand with them, heart
Sand soul, must look to their new al
lies for the comforts of society and
Sremuneration pecuniarily. The fight
was too fierce, the contest too close,
0 for the people to tolerate those who
, imperilled their success and assisted
in the triumph of their enemies.
We have learned another lesson
from the campaign just closed which
nothing but an actual trial and fail
Sure would have made us believe.
r And that lesson is that all our pled
Sges and promises, all our guarantees
of protection and peace, and all our
appeals to the reason of the negro
were made in vain and that the base
lies of the designing carpet baggers
Sand corrupt negro leaders were eager
ly swallowed by them and were ef
fectual in uniting them against us.
Tliey stamped a blue cross with a
ring around it on their ticket and
told the negroes that it was "God's
eTicket." The horrible blasphemy
was not condemned by their preach
ers and numbers of them have been
s heard since to boast that they voted
- "God's" and "Christ's" ticket. They
I told them if the Democrats won, the
y negroes would be put down and pad
e dled as they used to be in slavery
I times and they were fools enough to
beleive the lie notwithstanding our
aisertions that all their rights would
be protected. Appeals to the pas
sions and fears of the negro may be
made the means of moving him, as
the radical leaders have demonstra
e ted, but arguments addressed to his
reason and dependent upon his faith
Sin the words of the white people are
Sfruitless and fall upon barren ground.
dThis does not, of course, refer to the
Snoble and brave colored men who vo
ted with us in spite~ofradlcal lies and
negro intimidation. They deserve
aid, protection and especial care at
our hands and it will be readily given
them. The frauds and irregularities
in the election will set aside the
small majority against us, and legal
contests will be made in nearly every
case which before honesi tribunals
-and impartial juries will give the t
fices to our apparently deated candi- T
dates, and if their opponents think
that the fight is over, they are much
mistaken. Suits and notices of con
test will disturb the equanimity of I
the radical candidates somewhat this
week, and ere long they will vacate I
their fraudulently got and undeserved
offices. We say to our friends be of
good cheer, the victory will yet be
An Election Item.
The allowing of the negroes at
Alexandria and Pineville to vote,
when their names were not on the
poll books, took away from us the
only check we had upon fraudulent
voting on double registration papers.
We reiterate our conviction that not
ten negroes in the parish had lost
their old papers, yet over six hun
dred of them got new ones. There
were over 600 negro votes cast at the
two Alexandria boxes, and we pro
pose to show how every one of them
whose names were not on the books,
could have and doubtless did, vote
on both papers. Let us suppose that
John Smith, a negro voter, presents
himself at Poll No. 1 with his old
paper, and neither his name or num
ber are found on the poll book, but
still he is allowed to vote. He then
goes to Poll No. 2 with his new cer
tificate and no matter whether his
name is on that poll book or not, he
is allowed to vote a second time. He
has now cast two radical votes, and
if he has in his pockets the certifl
cates of four or five dead negroes or
of those who have removed from the
parish, he can go at different times
to the same poll or change about and
vote all of them also. There was ab
solutely no check at the time to pre
vent this fraud and the only way to
discover the fraud now, would be to
compare the two lists of voters and
find the double names. This even
s would be without result, as the com
missioners did not keep the numbers
of the certificates and the fact that
two of the same names had voted
would prove nothing without the
numbers also. Protests by the U. S.
Supervisors were entered at the
time but overruled by the Commis
sioners under instructions from the
Radical Supervisor, and if these two
° boxes are thrown out for fraud, the
radicals have only themselves to
' --.-.
o The Radicals have for years been
r talking about intimidation of Repub
lican voters and making a big to do
about it. We have clear proof of a
r number of cases where colored Dem
o ocrats would have voted our ticket
e but were intimidated by colored
r Radicals before the election and have
f been threatened :ince from the same
r source. The Radical negroes and
Sleaders may as well understand right
I now that that is a dangerous game
f for them to try to play in this Par
ish. Every white man is the friend
e and protector of every colored man
d who voted the Democratic ticket and
e if they harm A hair of their heads a
tswift and certain punishment will
- follow the act. The negroes may as
d well understand another thing-that
It they have the right to live here and
, if they choose, to vote the Radical
o ticket, but they cannot rule this
d country nor can they impose on ei
ther the white people or their color
n ed friends. The negro who on Sat
h urday packed a shot gun to Town
- and on the road tried to raise a row
-with a colored Democrat is courting
1- a disastrous termination to his brag
s adocio and the others who are at
r tempting to take possession of the
' country will find themselves faced
e with difficulties that it may be un
5 pleasant for them to meet. The
r- white men own this country-it is
- their heritage and they do not pro
i. pose to give it up to Radical negroes
a .nor to allow them to intimidate,
d harm or molest any of the brave and
a sensible colored men who voted with
y them to secure peace and order in
- the country. We give this warning
n in time and if some negroes we know
d don't heed it they will find that in
y timidation is a game that two can
e play at.
-W. J. CALVIT, J. A. Calhoun, G.
SW. Bolton, Thos. Woodard and Winm.
E. Smith are elected members of the
d Police Jury.
--WE assert that real estate will
e advance twenty-five per cent in the
Snext three months, now that Tilden
Sis elected President.
h -CHARLIE DROWN, Of the Dawn,
e gave us a bundle of papers on last
. Sunday. We gave him a Democratio
e grip as we thanked him.
d -MERRY Christmas and Happy
New Year to the Democrats that did
not go to their holes!
n -WHERE do the grass-widow and
s the orphan come in now?
I -THANKS to the Bonnie Lee for
New Orleans papers.
i --THERE is a report that Grant has
Staken to cheap whiskey.
Oct. 30, 1876.1 @
When I closed my last, I then ex- r
pected to leave at once for the Cen- j
tennial, but meeting with a near rel- r
ative, I concluded tosvisit for a day,
at least, my native land, and in four
hours after my determination, I was
in the very house that gave me birth,
upon the theatre of my juvenile i
amusements, and amid them, who i
were even willing to rejoice, when I t
rejoiced, and to weep with me when I
sympathy demanded a tear. This
morning as I stood holding my son
by the hand, by the side of the grave
of my sainted mother, he asked me
what other grave was that, which
"was so well fixed up" (I use his
language) "that is" I replied "the
grave of my black Mammy." You
cannot imagine what mingled feeling
passed through heart and brain.
Way off in Louisiana, perhaps at that
very moment, when the Virginian
stood dropping one tear over the
grave of her who gave him birth, and
another over the last resting place of
his black mammy, who had nursed
and cared for him in the days of
helplessness and innocence-for Ire
peat, at that very moment, sob weet,
so hallowed to him, some accursed
carpet bagger, was then pouring into
the ear of the child of my black
mammy, whom I left 'behind-the
most most monstrous of lies-lies,
that would blister the lips of the
devil himself, in order by this ladder
of infamy, he could climb into some
petty office. I told the people of
Washington-I told my Virginia
friends, and I will tell it to vast
crowds before the election in Penn
sylvania and New York that the first,
last and only curse of the South, is
I the dirty, stinking, lying and thiev
ing carpet-bagger. Relieve us of him
- and the whole South within less than
Sa decade, will blossom like the rose.
t On my return to Washington, a party
i of us concluded to "do" Mt. Vernon
0 at once before leaving the City. So
on the beautiful little boat City of
B Washington, we started passing the
- ancient town of Alexandria-that
e spot where Washington so often vis
D ited and which he loved so well.
e Here is the church where he wor
e shipped, and Pew No. 11 is pointed
out to the visitor as the one occupied
by the Father of his Country, at a
cost of £30 a year ($150.) It was
in at this place that Jackson, the
first martyr of the South, displayed
the first Confederate flag raised on
17th of April, 1861. Col. Ellsworth
in attempting to haul it dawn was
t killed, and Jackson lost his life, for
what he honestly beleived, duty and
e patriotism. The house which was
e the old Marshall House, was busned
a few years ago, leaving only its
t walls, but it has been recently re
e built, and the Hotel has been re
placed by two splendid stores. Few
cities of the Union have more Revo
lutionary reminiscenses than this
Sgood old town. It was here La Fa
a yette had his headquarters; the house
I being now occupied by a stone dealer.
Just above this is an old brick house
It which was used as a hospital. I was
d pointed to a house, just across the
I street from the Mannon House where
Washington presided at a Masonic
Banquet. Leaving this ancient town
around which hover so many scenes
connected with Washington and the
Revolution, we continue our route to
Mt. Vernon. Having passed above
Alexandria, the U. S. Arsenal with
Sits beautiful grounds, and great
piles of ordinance, where the judicial
murder was committed by Andrew
d Jehnson, in the hanging of Mrs. Sur
ratt, for being a supposed accessory,
to the murder of Abraham Lincoln.
We come to the St. Elizabeth Insane
Asylum, which belongs to the Gene
ral Government. From this point
far off to the North, can be seen
d Georgetown, and the large brick
b structure so prominent near that
Stown, is Georgetown College. Just
over the North East end of the Penn
R. R. Bridge, Arlington Mansion, the
Shome of our belbved Robt. E. Lee,
n looms up in melancholy grandeur.
This Pennsylvania R. R. Bridge is
Uhe connecting link of Rail Roads
:. between North and South. After
. leaving Alexandria, the first notices
e ble point, is Battery Rogers on a
Light bluff, erected during the late
"unpleasantness." The next is Fort
Foot, an earth-work erected in 1863.
e The next is Fort Washington on the
Mn aryland shore, an extensive fortifi
cation, designed by Washington, and
Scompletely commanding the Potomac
Sriver. This is the most curious, as
i well as the most impregnable For
tress on the American Continent.
Looking back from this point, the
7 beautiful and magnificent Capitol ri
d sing in the distance, seems "to shoot
its spire in the thunder's home."
d Turning a sharp point Mt. Vernon is
seen at a distance of four miles.
Arriving at the American Mecca, we
)r were put in charge of a genial gentle
man Col. J. McEnry Hollingswortb,
whoacted as our Asmodeus during
is our brif stay of four hours. Lead
ing us up a pebbly path towards the
summit of the Mount, we passed el
three weeping willows, taken from C
the grave of Napoleon whilst that C
great soldier, slept the sleep that
knows no waking" amid the Niobe tl
rocks of the island of St. Helena. r
Just above these willows, we ap- t
proached the tomb of Washington. ii
The simple inscription: d
Within this Enclosure V
The Remains of
General George Washington e
is found over the gate. To the right C
is found the sarcophagus which con- 1
tains his remains. It is surmounted
by a handsome shield of the United I
States. Below the shield is d
Washington. t
On the post
By permission of t
Lawrence Lewis
The remaining Executor of
George Washington
This Sarcophagus
Was presented by John Struthers,
A. D. 1837.
On the left side of the vault, is the
other sarcophagus, which is of the
same material, though perfectly t
Consort of
Washington I
on the foot is inscribed
Died May 21, 1801,
Aged 71 years.
Through the grating-for you have
to read through :iron bars, the key
to open them having long since been
thrown into the Potomac-on a mar
ble slab, over the door of the vault,
the visitor reads the 25th and 26th
verses of the Book of St. John:
"I am the resurrection and the life,
and whosoever believeth in Me shall
r not die."
a On either side of the front of the
f t&mb, stand two tall monuments en I
0 closed by iron railings. Turning to
t the right with your back to the
- tomb, is the monument of John Au
,, gustine Washington, the other mon
s ument to the left is that of Bushrod
Washington and his wife. Just to
a the right of the vault are the hand
n some monuments erected to the
. memory of Mrs. Charles M. Conrad,
y grand niece of General Washington,
n who died at Pass Christian Septem
o ber 21, 1839, and that of Mrs. Elea
,f nor Park Lewis, niece of General
e Washington, and mother of Mrs.
.t Conrad, who died in 1852. Leaving
;- this sacred spot we approach the
1. Mansion, a description of which I
r- will give you in my next.
5 Nov. 5, 1876.1
d I cannot leave Mt. Vernon without
' giving you a few more detcils con
1i cerning it, particulaily, as my letter
5 will reach you after the election, in
r all probability, when it will be a sort
d of doceur to irritated and lacerated
Is feelings. Leaving the Mansion at
d the rear or West door, the beautiful
' lawn containing about 20 acres, and
e- garden are brought in view. The
e- flower garden is to the right of the
w lawn, and contains a green house
)- which were burned down some years
is ago, but which have been rebuilt by
i- the Government, at a cost of $7,000.
ie Just before we enter the flower gar
r. den gate, we find four beautiful trees
e planted by Washington, two are ash,
5 and two are poplar. These poplars
e resemble very much our cotton-wood
e trees of Louisiana, and I suppose be
c long to the same family. Entering
n the flower garden, we find the beds
5 all bordered by boxan evergreen,
e over 100 years old, planted there by
O the old pair. The only thing re
re maining in the green house, that be
h longed to Washington, is the stalk of
it the sage palm, now 130 years old.
al Just Inside the garden gate, are four
V calaoanthus bushes, presented by
r- Jeflerson to Washington and named
V, by him, after his four friends, Madi
a. son, Monroe, Adams, Jefferson.
1e There are two trees of much inter
e- est to the pilgrims to the tombs, be
't tween the garden and the Mansion,
m Magnolia Grandflora and the Ken
k tucky coffee tree. Owing to the vigor
t of the climate you would hardly re
st cognize the Mnagnolia, as a member
in of that grand Magnolia, which along
ie all of our rivers'and bayous of the
e, South "moves its branch of endless
r. green." Thus I have, in a rapid,
is concise and rambling manner given
s you a general view of Mt. Vernon
sr and its enriroflts.
a Washington was not born here, as
a many suppose, but in the County ef
te Westmoreland, Virginia. The house
rt in which he was born was burned,
3 and his father removed, while the
e hero was yet a boy to "Rappahan
- nock Farm" near Fredericksburg,
ad and which he left to Washington in
iC his will. Thb:late George Washing
is ton Park Curtis had erected in 1815,
Sa piece of free stone on which was
- engraved:
Ce Here
ri- On the 11th of Feb. 1732
ot George Washington
was born
The record of his birth, in the
is hand writing of his father, as found
* fn the family ]4ible, is as follows:
e "George Washington, son of Au
Sgustine and Mary his wife, was born
ey 11th day of February 1732, about
S11 in the morning, and was baptized
be the 3d of April following. IMr. Ber
arly Whiting and Christoper Brooks, i
God Fathers, and Mrs. Mildred
Gregory, God Mother."
You and your readers will think
that there is here an apparent anach
ronism, but if you will remember,
that it was twenty years after Wash
ington's birth, the Gregorian Calen
dar was adopted, the inconsistency
will be at once explained.
The 22d of February was first cel
ebrated in Alexandria, Virginia, at
Codsbey's Tavern in 1778 in which
Washington participated.
The Mt. Vernon Estate (200 acres)
now belongs to the "Mt. Vernon La
dies Association of the Union." On
the 17th of March 1856 the General
Assembly of Virginia granted a char
ter to Mrs. Cunningham, and other
devoted women, under the above title
giving them power to purchase and
hold the Mt. Vernon Estate fbrever;
but preventing them from selling, or
otherwise disposing of the property,
without the consent of the Legisla
ture. The ladies paid the purchase
money, $200,000, to J. A. Washing
ton, by small contributions but most
ly through Edward Everett's lectures
which amounted to nearly $100,000.
The officers of the Association are a
Regent, Vice Regent, Secretary,
Treasury and Superintendent, and
they meet once a year in the Council
Chamber already described for de
Then it will be seen that Mt. Ver
non to-day, is dedicated by the lov
ing care of women, to the memory of
him, who loved it so well, but who
was ever ready at the call of duty, to
sacrifice were it necessary, even life
itself for duty. And is not the na
tion willing to leave it in the hands
of their countrywomenP For one I
speak for the South, emphatically,
YEs. And now the Pilgrim's mis
sion is ended. Go, go, proud Ameri
can to that humble Tomb and gaze
upon the last resting place of George
Washington, and your soul will be
filled with an awful sublimity, for
that humble tomb is not awakened
by the kiss of the sunbeam, like that
of the tabled Memmon statute, to
speak his praise, yet, you have but
to turn your gaze to your country,
and "you read h:s history in a na
tion's eyes."
Rest there! Great Patriot! in the
keeping of those within the still deep
chambers of whose hearts lie, the pa.
triotism and religious faith of the
world. Women's tears will keep
green the turf around thy sainted
urn, and the same gentle hand that
received donations, to secure thy
last resting place for a nation of free
men, and decorates the social temple
with the Corinthian graces of pol
ished life, will twine les inmfArtelles
an amaranthine wreath, around the
Patriot's Tomb. AU REVOIR.
The following is the official vote
in Vernon parish for District officers:
For Judge
W. F. Blackman..... ......551
R. A. Hunter. ............ 88
For District Attorney- ]
E. G. Hunter ................602
James Andrews .... ...... 35
For Senator
Lewis Texada ..............8609
G. Y. Kelso...... .......... 2
A comparison of the majority of
our candidates in Vernon with the
radical majorities in Rapides for
their opponents and leaving out
Grant which also gave Blackman and
E. G. Hunter majorities, will show
the election of Mr. Texada by an
overwhelming, and of Messrs. Black
man and E. G. Hunter, by handsome
majorities in as close a contest as
this has been everywhere.
-STOP! Poor Mortal, stop! from
rushing carlessly to destruction. If
you see a child playing with a fire
brand, you take it away to prevent
conflagration, and yet you are reck
lessly indifferent to the progress
which a cold, a fever, a headache, a
chill, constipation, ac., makes, until
the slumbering fire of chronic sick
ness lays you low. Take time by the
forelock, remove those fore-runners
of sickness, enjoy good health, and
you will thank us for calling atten
tion to and advising your use of the
-THE President of the Returning
Board, though he manufactured t4he
Parish Radical ticket, on the day of
the election scratched the name of
Baptiste Drew and voted for Dr. K.
M. Clark one of our nominees.
U--~ "-- -
-WE guaranteed the negroes a
fair and peaceable election, and they
turned out to be intimidators and
rioters. The next time we will look
out for ourselves, and let them do
the same.
-AND the clerks of the Col. A. P.
Kouns too-a full complete package
I of the latest papers received at this
S-The Burnt-down poll '-for the
L convenience or the Pinecwoods voters"
I didn't pLan out well for the Pine
- woods voters.
&THE following are the return
from the Parishes received up toy
terday at noon:
maj. me
Avoyelles............. 150 ..*
Ascension............ 84
Assumption....,..... 15 ..
Bossier............. .
Baton Rouge E......: 625 *..
Baton Rouge W ...... 47
Bienville.......,.... 713
Concordia ...... ,.... 21
Catahoula .......... 150 '`
Claiborne ..........1164 .
Caddo ................ 15
Carroll...... ....... 22
Calcasieu ...........1106 ..~,
Cameron ........,.,. 200 ...
Caldwell............. 880 ...
DeSoto .............. 550 .
Franklin:...,........ 876 ..,
Feliciana E........,.1743 ...
Feliciana W.......... 465 ...
Grant .......... ,.... 165
Iberia .............. 20
Jackson.............. 420
Jefferson ........z... 13001
Lincoln...........,. 755 ....
Lafayette...... ..... 491
Lafourche .. ........ 7
Livingston.......... 550 ...
Morehouse........... 528 ..,
Madison ............. 2100:
Natchitoches. ........ 2202
Orleans .............9743 ..
Ouachita ............1074
Plaquemines ......... 8
Pointe Coupee........
Red River ......... 41
Richland ............ 711 ....;
Sabine.............. 875 ...F
St. Landry.........2100 ...
St. Bernard ......... 865
St. Helena .......... 109 .,
St. Charles.... v...... 97
St. James............
St. Mary ............
St. John the Baptist..
St. Tammany .,,. .., 96 .,.,
St. Martin...........
Tensas ......... 275
Tangipahos,....... 425 ...6
Terrebonne ........,. 561
Union .............1429
Vermillion............645 .,..
grnon... .... ..... 625 ..
L shington......... 850 ...
Webster .......,... 25 ...,
:Winn ... .,...... 55 ..
NOT A FAIa DEAL.--There ar
causes sufficient to invalidate' th
election in this parish, and we do
Spropose to submit to a result achie
Sed as was the radical victory here b
r ninety votes. If Hayes and Pac
ard had been elected we would hay
Shave been without a remedy, bt
with Tilden as President and Nich
ols for Governor, and the assurance
of fair play thus given us, we do no
Spropose to give it up so. Th
S'Burnt Down" poll which gave. tw
hundred majority against us can ~
thrown out on good and suffiien
,grounds which will be developed a -
the proper time. The negro riot an&
e tumult at the two Alexandria box]
t and consequent intimidation of col
ored Democratic voters, will thro~
out a majority of over three hundre&
a against us. Many of our white voter~
Swere not permitted to vote because
their names were not on the poll
ebooks and at the two negro polls in
Alexandria, negroes were allowed to
vote whose names were not on th
poll books. This worked both ways
e against us, and more than madeup
I for their small majority in the whole
parish., It will be ascertained Jus
g how many white voters were dis
e franchised by the poll books furnish
f ed by Woodruff, our Registrar, and*
f how many negroes were allowed to>
*vote, who by the same rule should>
also have been disfranchised. We(
did not have a fair deal and before
aanother tribunal we will seek t
Y justice and fair play which was de-.
d nied us at the ballot box under radi~
k cal manipulation.
-A negro riot n Alexandrl
election day was the result of our
. forbearance and earnest desire for
e peaceable election.
-How do 'ou do President
Tilden ?
re crN-- c~ru
" --BY the results ot the late ele,.
c- tion we gain a Democratic U. S. Seau,
ator in New Jersey.

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