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evening at No. 340
a l club was
S lr names an the club's
S from the rear of the
t141s campaign. The followng
relea offlce . John wMogt,
t: J. Bozant. vice president; T.J.
y, secretary; Thomas Gannon treas
; John Tate, grand marshal; H. Forrer,
t a meeting of the resldents of the tenth
held at ..mprane Hall, Josephine
d tousseau stre te, the followi gentle
were elected officers of the club: Thee.
residen t rnos .ranch ha irt
dent . eril, second vice preei
t;, LouiF;,' d KJs.l.afne
sergeants-at-armeo. Ohe handred ad forty
evew members st. he roll and the club
wis called the W e's s Democratic
,lub of the Tenth Ward. P. Looby, Esq, was
ladorsed for the presidenoy of the central
The Republiean Uahp.
T4i dtauubance at the third ward Republ
Le-Iktfl ra o aturday nigt[h was brought
nt tMe ef arsMolution Lidors
Grant. Atevery Rep blga meeting the
Onstom-Hrue lon Of the party is repre
.ted asid whenever they are on hand in
:tiamant numbers to be. at all aggrees.ee,
nmember.of the oppostlon Introduces a
SItnt reslution and Duts them on the de
psLvO. The Cautom-Honse people are bound
n wealsa supporters of John Sherman .r.
the P ldeny--tsher positions are dependent
on their adherence to him--but at the same
time they are afraid to record themselves as
being in opposition to Grant, for they have
grave and serious doubts of the future.
The opposition to the Custom-House fao
St~o. appers to be gaining strength every
day, ad if the desertions from the Custoom
House leaders continue they will soon be
eftt without followers.
In the Parishes.
St. Mary will hold its parish convention at
Franklin, September 20.
Aurelle Theriot is a candidate for sheriff in
F. H.G. Tayloi has announced himself as a
candidate for Secretary of State In the Carroll
Ward meetings will be held in Franklin
carish on September 20 to elect delegates to
ibeparish nominating convention.
The West Baton Rouge Sugar-Pelaner in
dorsese . Dubroca of that parish fur sBere
tary of State.
We will place at our mast-head next week
our choice for Goverhor and Lieutenant Gov
The convention of the Seventeenth Senato
rial District, which should have taken place
lest week, had to be postponed on account of
the rain and flood.
B. M, Lusher, the present Superintendent
o Public Education, will be re-elected by an
overwhelming majority next December.
West Baton Rouge will hold a parish con- i
unition, September 27, to choose delegates to I
the State convention and reorganize the Dem
e-ratio party at the coming election.
The Farmerville Gazette hoists the follow- 1
--g ticket: H. B. Lott for Governor, and J. C. a
fonoure for Lieutenant Governor, and comes
out very strong and hot for this ticket.
The executive committee of Union will sa
aemble at Farmerville next Monday, the flf
teenth instant, in order to elect delegates to
the Baton Rouge nominating convention.
O. B. Steele, who represented Union parish
in the last Legislature, is a candidate for Sen- c
ator from the Twenty-second Senatorial Dis
-,let-Union, Morehouse and West Carroll.
Mr. Goodale deserves all the compliments o
tht have been said of him. He is a good a
-dtlfen, a gentleman of high moral charao- b
er and a ~b9rou~b echolar.--[Baton Rouge
he inta trnard Eagle keeps this ticket fly
i~hg at the head of its columns: L. A. Wiltz for
Governor, John C. Moncure for Lieutenant
Governor and R. M. Lusher for Buperinten
dent of Publio Education.
.Robert M. Lusher, the present incumbent,
iea candidate for Itate Superintendent of
Education. He is one of the best qualified
men for the position that the State contains.-
The Republlean Executive Committee of
Pointe Coupee has met and selected dele
gates to the Republicah State Convention. A
committee was also appointed to meet a dele
-gation from Avoyelles and arrange the sena
The following are the candidates in East
Carroll: W. Jones Yell for Representative, J.
X. Kennedy for judge of the Eighth Judicial
District, W. A. Price for district attorney, S.
D. Oliver for sheriff, J. L. Lewis and C. J.
Brown for clerks of court.
The Marksville Villager has run up the
same of Capt. A.D.Lafargue,of the Marksville
Bulle2in for Secretary of State. Nothing
would please us better than to see the press
receive a little recognition by the Demooratic
party.- [Baton Rouge Advocate.
We heartily concur in every word that our
contemporaries say of our distinguished
townsman, Col. Herron, for Attorney Gen
eral. The party could not place upon its
Ulcket a more worthy nor more popular can
didate.-[Baton Rouge Capitollan.
A meeting of leading citizens at Baton
Rouge was held September 9, to make the
mecessary arrangements for the reception of
delegates.to the Democratic convention to be
held October 6. Committees on finance, ar
rangements, hotelsand a reception committee
The Parish Central Democratic Committee
of Plaquemines has issued an order for a
meeting, to take place at the court-house on
the twentieth i tat, far ,the, prtpose of
electing four dlegates to tepreseht the parish
of Plaquemines at the Baton Rouge conven
The following gentlemen will represent the
parish of Pointe Coupee in the State nomina
ting convention, having been choses for that
purpose by the parish central committee, viz:
~elegaetes--Jonas Platt, Otide Labour, Hubert
Patin, Paluin Deplaigne, James Piekett. Al
ternates-H. Callahan, Adelon Vignes, Morti
-ner Thomson, A. L. Jewell, T. J. Sparks.
We publish In anothbr column a communi
eation from an esteemed friend proposing W.
Ii. Goodale, Esq., of East Baton Rouge, as a
suitable person for the office of Superintend
-eat of Public Education. Mr. Goodiale is a
thorough scholar, a nial gentleman, and
very way qualified for the important office.
The Minden Demoerat and Vienna Sentiuel
are out for Col. D. L. Morgan, of the Carroll
(bIaervtive, for Audtor . The latter gentle
man, however does not seem very certain of
the result, and thinks that there is little lhke
-Uhood that East Carroll, with only one vote
.i the Democratic State Convention wUl get
an important office like the Auditorship.
In order to make the most of our limited
means It is essential that a live, energetic,
thoughtful man, fully alive to the necessities
ot the hour and fertile in resources should be
selected for Superintendent of Education.
Such aman is Wltmot H. Goodale. He is not
-oly thoroughly qualified for the difficult
task, but full of that zeal and enthusiasm
which are necessary to the acoomplishment
-ot all great undertakings.-4Houma Courier.
Judge Wm. A. Seay, of Shreveport, is a
candidate for the bffice of Attorney General
at Louisiana. The name of Judge Seay is,
throughout the State, the synonym for probi
%aand honor. His ability and his past expe
and services to the party and the State,
~nd above all, his purity of character and
'love for his people, entities him to their fa
orable consideration.--[Franklin Sun.
Speaking of the refusal of the Anti-Ring
a atlon to allow a report of their meet
ng to be taken, the Baton Rouge Copfoi/an
: That's the way the ebief of the oters
et Democracy. Proceedln to be
in Drive conclave as per or
Itwn' e ogbefore 2n
have preas reporters among the virtuous
A difference has broken out between the
rrlshes of Lafourche and Assumption as to
ral omlnat oleatlon of the
i etrtt. Assaudh .a oaordls to
the apportionment of the State Central Com
-it In nApoleon
vlle hba passed a resolution to the effect that
seuwptnon should cast ten votes in the Sen
atornal Convention. This, of course, La
fourche objects to.
The .Bvet party have sent their ullimalum
tothe Demoratic committee, and unless their
terms are accepted they fre to form in battle
away under their self-skeriflcing chief, and
rout the Democracy "horse, foot and dra
goons." We sincerely, hope that the Demo
oCatic committee will stand firm and let these
boIters go wherever they please. The party
gains nothing by making constant conoee
slons to disappointed office seekers who are
too-weak within the ranks to obtain nomina
tions., Nothing short of putting them in
office will atisfy them. We are in favor of
planiting the Democratic colons upon a broad
and liberal platform, and with men who never
wailer, either In victory or defeat, fight the
campal;n out on that line, whatever might
be the result.-[Baton Rouge Capitollan.
- PROCEEDINGS OF THE DIEMORATh3-CONSBEV
9 ATIVE CONVENTION HELD AT THE COURT
HOUSE IN ST. JOS.PI,. LA., sarTEaMBa 8,
Pursuant to call, a miUs meeting of the
1 Democracy of Tensas parish was held at the
court-house lu St. Joseph, Iýa., on September
i 8, 1879. At 12 o'clock m. Vol. L. V. Reeves,
r Chairman of the Democratic-Conservative
ExecutiveCommitt. cal.eCi the meeting to
order and exp lainedthe object of the same,
namely: First, to elect a new perish executive
eom mittee for the ensuing term, and secondly.
to select delegatee to represent this parish at
the Baton Rouge convention.
On motion of W. O. Young, the meetidg
went into permanent organization by electing
oe1. L. V. Reeves as president, and on motion
of W. C. Michie, T. C. Sachse was elected as
On motion of W. C. Young, the chair was
requested to appoint a committee of five to
submit to this meeting ten names of persons
to serve on the executive committee, and
thirty names to servease'delegates and alter
nates tothe Baton Rouge Convention. Accord
ngly theChair apointed on this committee
WC.Young, G. V. Goldman, T. P. Farrar,
R. M. Hanabrough, J. D. S. Newell.
On motion recess was taken for twenty min
utes. Meeting again called to order, and the
committee, through its chairman, W. C.
Young, recommended the following names
for the executive committee:
Parish at Large-R. H. snyder, H. McCul
lough, E. H. Newell.
First Ward-Daniel Morris.
Second Ward-John Murdoch.
Third Ward-J. T. Watson.
Fourth Ward-James E. Nicholls.
Fifth Ward-J. B. O'Kelley.
Sixth Ward-T. J. Hayes.
Seventh Ward-W. C. Yun. the
Who, upon motion, were declared the unani
mous choice of this meeting as members of
the executive committee.
The committee of five. through its chair
man, further recommended the followinggen
tlemen to represent this parish at the Baton
Delegates-T. Q. Munce, C. B. Routh, J. D.
R. Newell, John Murdoch A. Cohn, L. V.
Reeves T. C. Saches, C. C. (Cordill EU Tullis,
J. T. Watson G. C. Goldman, a. i. Yamer, T.
J. Hays, W. b. A. Gorton, W. J. Briscoe.
Alternates-J.V. evier, E. H. Newell, Lewis
Buckner S. Hopklns, J. B. O'Kelley, T. P.
Farrar, '. M. Davidson. C. G. Nicholls, John
Bondurant A. C. Watson, Jr., H. McCullough,
Dr. R. Mctullough, Emmett Newton, Thos. I
~prague, D. Michie.
Who, upon motion were unanimously de
clared the choice of this oonvention for dele
gates to Baton Rouge.
On motion of J. D. S. Newell, the executive 1
committee. was authorized to fill vacancies I
caused by resignation or death of its mem- 1
I Upon motion of W. G, Michie, the following
resolution was introduced:
Resolved, That it is the sense of this meet
ing, representing the Democratic-Conserva
tive party of Tensas parish, that the Hon. L.
A. Wiltz is the first and only choice of the
Democrats of this parish for Governor.
This resolution having been seconded, T. P.
Farrar moved to amcnd by adding to the
name of the Hon. L. A. Wiltz the names of
the Hon. F. N. Ogden, J. C. McEnery and W.
Said amendment failed to meet with a sec
Judge Cordill spoke in favor of the resolu
tion as originally offered. T. C. Sachse also
favored the resolution, but moved to amend
by striking out the word "only."
Said amendment being accepted, the resolu
tion was finally adopted to read as follows:
Resolved, That it is the sense of this meet
ing, representing the Democratic-Conserva
tive party of this parish, that the Hon. L. A.
Wiltz is the first choice of the Democrats of
this parish for Governor.
1. P. Farrar, Esq., then offered the 'follow
Resolved, IThat if the nomination for Gov
ernor is awarded to North Louisiana, that in
that event Hon,W. B. Spencer is the choice of
this parish for Governor.
This resolution being seconded, W. C.
Michie moved to lay Said resolution on the
table, which, having been seconded and a di
vision being called, Ras carried by a vote of
30 yeas to G nays.
Upon motion the meeting adjourned sine
L. VINCENT REEVES, President.
T. C. SAcHSE, Secretary.
[Pointe Ooupee Pellcan.l
Major Burke has control of the New Or
leans DEMOCRAT, and is shaping its course so
as to harmonize all disaffection that is calcu
lated to divide the Democratic party.
Major Burke is one of the best organizers
in the State, and is directing all his energles
to have the party become a unit. He is sat
isled with his position as State TreasUrer,
and therefore is actuated by" no selfish mo
tives. A competent and ablecorps of assist
ants have been engaged in .the office of the
DEMtOCRAT and we may regard that journal
as the equal of any of the great dailies in the
large cities. Every intelligent man in Lou
isiana recognizes the services of Major Burke
in bringing about reconstruction on the basis
of local self-government; and in all the rela
tions of life he is deserving of deep respect.
Whether as editor of thsDm aooRAT, as the
faithful and competlt State ' reasurer, or as
the accomplished gentleman, and true and
trusted friend, he is the equal of any of our
most popular and gifted public men. Under
his a ivice and guided by the enlightened
principles daily proclaimed through the col
umns of the DEMOCRAT, we look to see a
united party and a triumphant victory.
The mammoth sheet, or more properly
speaking, sheets, which Was presented to its
readers by the New Orleans DEMOCRAT on
the first instant was a marvel in the way of a
newspaper. presenting, as it did, suchsa varied
amount of mental pabulum for their diges
tion. The sixteenth page of the paper is en
tirely taken up with a map, which exhibits
very clearly the route of the proposed Mor
gan Louisiana and Texas Railroad, and must
beof special interest to every merchant and
property owner of New Orleans.
The New Orleans DEMOCRAT of September
1 is splendid specimen of newspaper enter
prie s.ermend it highly as a courteous
The New Orleans DEMOCRAT of the first
instant was a model of enterprise and ad
vaneement. It presented its readers with an
accurate map of our new railroad system,
showing the traderelatious, present and fu
ture of Louislana~lth Texas, St.Louis and
the west alnd North. , t i
Mr. Carlyle is in much bet'er health and in
tends wr ng a record of his life, having
Froude r coadjutor.
Public Sentiment Upon the Subject
as Expressed by the
Who the People Favor-Opinions of
the Papers in all Sections
of the State.
The Instructions to Delegates Given by Ter
rebonne and Tensas.
lince the campaign opened the DEMOCRAT
has given the drift of Democratic sentiment
in the State concerning the general ticket. As
the date for the assembling of the convention
is8 approaching, the following extracts and
comments relative to the head of the ticket,
which have appeared in these columns from
time to time, are republished for the purpose
of showing how the popular feeling runs as
regards the Governorship. Only two parishes
have thus far instructed their delegates- Ter
rebonne and Tensas:
FOE THE WEEK ENDIN( AUGUST 16.
Hon. F. P. Poche is the choice of the St.
James Louisianais for Governor.
The Iberia Journal hoists the name of Hon.
L. A. Wiltz as its choloe for Governor.
The Vienna Sentinel nominateasJudge Wm.
B. Spencer for Governor, and Judge D. J.
Norwood, of Morehouse, for Secretary of
Ho(. B. C. Wickliffe, of West Fellelana, or
if not this gentleman, then Hon. Thomas B.
Lyons, of East Felicians, is the next choice
for Governor of the East Felletana Patriot
The Marksville Villager nominates Hon.
Louis A. Wiltz, of Orleans, for Governor,
Eon. John C. Moncure, of Caddo, for Lieuten
ant Governor, and lion. A. D. Lafargue, of
Avoyelles, for Secretary of State. We could
make a worse ticket than that and not half
try, -[D,)aldsonville Chief.
The Sabine soathron hoists the name of the
Hon. J. B. Elam for Governor. So far, we
think Gov. Wiltz is the foremost man in the
contest for this position, and he will be nom
inated by the State convention if his oppo
nents continue to remain idle.-[Morehouse
The Morgan City Reviet announces as its
choice for Governor Hon. Don Caffrey, of St.
Mary. Commenting upon this, the Vienna
~entinel says: "In this connection we will re
mark that the Review is a good paper and
edited with t'tlent, but we think it will have
a hard time electing Mr. Caffrey Governor of
The two Avoyelles papers, the Bulletin and
Villager, are in harmony on the State ticket.
They both nominate L. A. Wiltz for Governor
and J. C. Moncure for Lieutenant Governor.
Th' Villager supplements this with the name
of A. D. Lafargue, of Avoyelles, for Secretary
of State. As Mr. Lafargue is editor of the
Bulletin, that paper modestly does not hoist
The New Orleans Times is authority for the
statement that the following "slate" has been
made up: For Governor, L. A. Wlltz; Lieu
tenant Governor, Dr. W. A. Robertson of St.
Landry; Attorney General, A. S. aerron.
We rather like this "slate," and believe that
it would be eminently acceptable to the good
people of Louisiana, notwithstanding the
sneers of the Times to the oontrary.-[Pointe
The current of opinion seems to set strong
ly, almost irresistibly, in favor of Lieut. Gov.
Wiltz for the nomination for Gorernor. Were
the convention to meet to-day he would be
nomlnated by acclamation, All who know
him know that his courage, executive ability
and public spirit will make him a great power
for good in putting into operation the new
constitution. From present appearances,
Gov. Wiltz and Secretary of State Strong are
the only present State officers who are likely
to obtain places on the new ticket.-[Lafay
We believe that we properly and correctly
interpret the sentiments and wishes of nine
tenths of the voters of this parish when we
assert that the Hon. Louis A. Wiltz is their
choice for Governor of this State. This par
ish is indebted to him for many favors, and
especially do the people of the ovei flowed
districts remember his noble services in their
behalf when the great inundation swept
away from them the accumulations of years
of weary toil and labor.-[Avoyelles Bulletin.
In 1874 Hon. John C. Moncure was cheated
out of the State Treasurership. In 1878 he
was defeated for the nomination for the same
office by trickery on the part of Major
Burke's friends. Now we propose that the
press of North Louisiana unite and come out,
"For Governor, Hon. John C. Moncure," It
has already been conceded that North Louisi
iana is entitled to the Governorship this time,
and we challenge the State toahow cause why
Major Moncure is not the man for the place.
FOR THlE WEER ENDING AU.t'ST 23.
Gov. Nicholls is renominated for the gover
ship by the Richland BeacO,.
SThe Houma (krurier holste the name of L.
A. Wfltz at its masthead seaIs choice for Gov
Louis Alfred Wiltz, of N8 W Orleans, will be
the next Governor of Lodisiana.-[Ioervilli
A correspondent of the Morehouse Clarion
nominates Col. R. B. Todd, of that parish, for
Lieut. Gov. Wiltz is at the head of the gov
ernment. He performs his duties well. The
public is thinking about putting him there
permanently.-[-St. James Loulsianian.
A correspondent writing over the nom de
plume of "Democrat" suggests Col. Fred Og
den as a suitable candidate for Governor.
The hero of the Fourteenth of September
would make a good run.-[Baton Rouge Ad
We believe that it is fully conceded that the
city of New Orleans is entitled to the gov
ernorship at the hands of the Democratic
party in the coming election. That city has
borne more than a just share of all the ills
with which our poor State has been afflicted
since 1861. Her patriotism under all difficul
ties has been unquestioned. Indeed, the
darker our cause the brighter became the
loyalty of her sons. When Democracy waned
elsewhere the eternal fires of principle blazed
on the altars of our city. In war she ex
hibited no more bravery than she showed
charity and loyalty in peace. When in 1874 her
gallant sons overturned in an hour the foul
government of the usurper Kellogg and put
to flight his minions, her patriotism was no
less than when hundreds of country citizens,
innocent of all crime, were dragged by Fed
eral hirelings before partisan courts, and she
poured out her sympathy and the means
to defend them. The concession to
her of the honor of choosing a stand
ard-bearer for the Democracy in the
coming canvass is as universal as it
is just and honorable. We are proud to know
that she selects one of her best, perest and
bravest sons for that honorable post. The
name of Louis A. Wiltz has become a house
hold word in this section of Louisiana. His
people are no less proud of him than he has
always been proud and jealous of their rights,
their honor. Young in years, he has shown
capabilities and qualities worthy of emulation
by sages. Entering the political arena at an
early age, and when corruption was rife, he
has passed to next the highest post within
our gift with a name and character bright
with the lustre of honesty and talent. His
most bitter enemy yields him the palm of
purity and ability, and it will be our watch
word in the coming fray. Born a Democrat
of the purest creed, he knows only hose po
litical principles wnich alone have shed glory
on our Union and our State. Natchitoches
will remember him with pride; how he stood
with her sons in the felon's dock and cheered
them by his voice and presence to valor and
patriotism; and she will requite it in part by
giving him her unanimous support for that
ofiar which lis friends and nelghbaor of New
Orleans lhve chosen he should till.-[Natch
FOR THE WEEK ENDING AUGUST 30.
Wiltz will walk away with the nomination
for the Governorship. He and those who
train with him fixed up the scheme for the
general election to be held at the same time
as the vote on the proposed constitution, so
as to carry both. And carried they will be.
The Iberville roath nominates Capt. Allen
Jumel for State Auditor. We second the
nomination. The same paper declares that
"Louis Alfred Wiltz, of New Orleans, will be
the next Governor of Louisiana." You are
correct, brother Shanks. and your opinion is
also ente'rtained by nine-tenths of the people
of this State.-[Marksville Bulletin.
There is no man who stands higher in our
estimation than the Hon. Wm. B. Spencer, of
Concordla, and we are willing, in common
with his numerous friends, to do any and
everything in our power to place him in the
honorable position you have named, but up
this way he is spoken of as the ooming man
for United States Senator, but whichever it
may be, we can be counted on as among his
fast friends.-[Carroll Conservative.
The gentleman whose name heads this arti
cle (Hon. L. A. Wiltz) is now the most promi
nent candidate before the Democracy for the
nomination for Governor, and as we view the
political skies we hardly think otherwise than
that he will be nominated by the Democrattic
convention by acclamation. Polite, affable,
easy of approach, courteous and capable, no
man Is better able to fill the position than he.
Generous toward his enemies, true to his
friends, no man will have cause to regret
iving his support to Louis Alfred Wiltz, our
ret uhoice for Governor.-[lberville South.
That the Hon. Louis A. Wiltz will be the
next Governor of the State cannot be denied
by any one familiar with the politics of this
State. New Orleans is this time entitled to
the Governorship and the country parishes
will not dispute this right. This high office
will in all probability be conferred upon one
tmlnently worthy and deserving of the dis
inetion. The publi opinkm Is setting strong.
ly n favor of the present Lieutenant Gov
ernor. As a fair Indication and reflex of pub
ic sentiment we reproduce the well expressed
sentiments taken from the Natchitochees Vin
rficator, one of the leading journals of this
tate.- [Marlksvlle Bunlletin.
In this suggestion we made no allusion to
the successor of Gov. Nicholls, and as here
tofore this office has been tilled by some can
didate from the country it would not be amiss
to give New Orleans a show, and nominate
that popular gentleman, L. A. Wiltz, who pre
sided over the late Constitutional Convention
with such ability and impartiality. Mr. Wlltz
has exhibited great administrative talent in
the different offices he has suocessively filled,
and would make a good Governor. He pos
sesses great firmness and decision of charac
ter, as was happily illustrated in the trying
and embarrassing scenes which took place
when the Legislature of which he was Speak
er was ejected by the military from its ball.
We cordially Indorse Gov. Wlltz as one who
will perform his entire duty if elected, and so
conduct affairs that our State will continue
the bright career which has been foretold
from the time of her new departure. As Lieu
tenant Governor we respectfully suggest the
name of John C. Moncure, of Caddo, whose
past career certainly deserves something at
the hands of the people of Louisiana, and
whose character and ability, independently of
all that, give him a claim to our suffrages.-
FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 6.
The Natchitoches Vindicalorhas hoisted the
name of Louis A. Wiltz for Governor. A bet
tor Democrat in Louisiana is not to be found.
[West Feliciana Sentinel.
Col. R. B. Todd, who was mentioned in the
Morehouse Clarion as a canclidate for Gov
ernor, will not allow his name to come before
the nominating convention.
The West Baton Rouge Sugar Planter is
surprised that no one has nominated Gov.
Nicholls for re-eleotion, and therefore sug
gests him for the Governorship.
In the Morehouse Clarion "Democrat"
nominates Gen. Fred. N. Ogden as a candl
date for Governor, and "Bourbon" Lieut. Gov.
Wiltz. Both give long and glowing eulogies
of their favorite candidates.
A correspondent, E. E. K., writes that there
is no stir yet in politics in Jackson parish.
Spencer, Elam, Lott and Moncure are the
principal names mentioned for Governor.
Everybody favors the adoption of the consti
The Richland Beacon has learned that Gov.
Nlcholls will not be a candidate for re-elec
tion. Its second choice for the governorship
is Gen. F. N. Ogden. It thinks, however,
that Lieut. Gov. Wiltz has strong chances of
getting the nomination.
Since a few weeks, and every day, we can
not read a newspaper without seeing. the
praise of L. A. Wilts. Every one is heralding
L.A. Wiltz as the future Governor of the
State. "Wiltz is the man. Wlltz has the
qualities required. We have seen him in the
hield; that is to say, in the Legislature, at
the head of the convention and in the guber
natorlal seat. Wiltz is a liberal character."
Le Louisianais does not deny it. It even
says yee-[St. James Louliaaiias.
Almost the entire press in the southern
half of Louisiana has expressed a preference
for Lieut. Gov. L. A. Wiltz as the candidate
for Governor of this State, to be voted for by
the Democratic delegates. By an almost
unanimous expression the name of John C.
Moncure is brought forward as the proper
candidate for Lieutenant Governor. A ticket
headed by two such energetic, working can
didates as Wlltz and Moncure would so com
pletely crush out all opposition that might
be urged against it, that the contest would
never even be doubted.-[Thibodaux Sentinel.
If the voice of the press throughout the
State is any criterion, the gentleman whose
,name (L. A. Wiltz) heads this article is by far
the most prominent candidate before the
Democracy for nomination for Governor. We
think the convention could not possibly
choose a better standard-bearer or one who
could point with more pride to his past record
than Hon. L. A. Wlltz, of New Orleans. As
president of the Constitutional Convention
he won golden opinions from the members of
that body, which comprised members of all
political parties. He is undoubtedly the
most popular man in the State for the post
tion, and if nominated will surely be elected
by a handsome majority.--St. Tammany
Divided to-day as Is the Democratic party
of West Feliciana the parish from which hails
ex-Gov. Robert C. Wickliffe (the tried and
true gentleman whose name as our choice for
the next Governor has long been at the mast
head of our paper), thus preventing his re
ceiving from his own section that support
which is so essential in order for him to se
cure, at the hands of the approaching conven
tion, the nomination for the office above
named, we to-day remove it with regret, and
run up in its stead that of a gentleman in no
respect the inferior of the staunch and able
ex-Governor. This gentleman-the one whose
name we to-day unfurl before the people of
the State-is Hon. Thomas Barton Lyons, a
native and resident of this (East Feliciana)
The public man of this State who now as
pires to become the Chief Executive must
not only be a man of education, of refinement,
of irreproachable personal character, but he
must add to these indispensable good quall
ties a duty long and well performed, fealty to
the cause of the people never once wavering,
and a patriotism as sound as an old Mexican
dollar: Recognizing these facts, we delight
to see that many of our confreres have found
in the person of the Hon. Louis A. Wiltz the
man for the position. The Natchitoches Vin
dicator, Houma Courier, Pointe Coupee Peli
can, Ibervill& South, Alexandria Democrat, We
the PeopleIheria Journal, Villager and
Marksville Bulletin are prominent among the
journals who have thus far advocated the
claims of the Hen. Louis A. Wlltz to the Gov
ernorship. This list, already formidable in
point of talent and influence, will shortly be
ncmreased by the declarations of other journals
who up to this time have not been heard'upon
this point. And when all have had an oppor.
tunity to be heard we predlet that the Demo
'ratic convention soon to be hAed will pay an
inusual compliment to Mr. Wiltz by nowtl
lating him by aoclamation,-[Marksville Bul
The country press of Lower Louisiana is
otisting the name of the Hon. L. A. Wiltz for
iovernor. Tals if a move In the right di-h
region, and we are glad of it. Indeed, no
name is more popular now in Louisiana than
that of Lieut. Gov. Wiltz. His patriotism Is
unquestionable, and in the dark hours of
Radical domination he stood firm and
fought corruption with unrelenting energy.
He has nobly defended Louisiana in the hours
of peril and distress. Since his elevation to
the Lieutenant Governorship his nime has
been often mentioned as the next candidate
for the Governorship, and now, when Louisi
ana is on the eve of entering on a new era by
the adoption of a new constitution, the cry is
louder for Wlltz. He has rights to the chief
office which no one else can claim. He has given
many proofs of capacity and energy, and to
him in great part is due the redeeming of
Louisiana from the toils of the Radicals. The
only objection he may meet is in the north
ern part of the State, where there has long
been a clamor for a North Louisiana Gov
ernor. But the question of locality is subor
I dinate to that of merit. There are many good
men and patriots in Northern Louisiana, but
none of them has proved so worthy as Louis
A. Wiltz. lion. John C. Moncure would be a
good choice for the Lieutenant Governor, and
the people of North Louisiana should be sat
isfied with the second place.--St. John Mes
OUR CuOICE FOR GOVERNOR.-On the as
sembllng of the late Convention we were
i among the foremost of the delegates who
labored assiduously to defeat Lieut. Gov.
Wiltz for the presidency of that body. We
had come from home Impressed with the be
lief that the reports of his political antag
onists were true. If he were elected chair
man, Baton Rouge would never be the State
capital. Unscrupulous sbchemer that he was
so they said-he would organize the commit
tees with the design of obtaining reports
favorable to his Individual views on every
question of importance. The majority re
portp on both the debt and capital questions
ahow how much this accusation was un
founded. Without regard for friend or foe.
heorganized the various committees to the
best of his judgment. From the moment he
took the chair he became the "President of
the Convention," considerate and just to all,
indefatigable in the performance of his ardu
ous labors. attempting at no time to use any
influence save to urge harmony and to prevent
useless delays and waste of time by too early
adjournments. Calm, courteous and dign
fled, prompt and correct in his every decision,
he has proven himself a model presiding offl
cer. A young man, educated in the public
echools of New Orleans, he has mingled since
his boyhood with all classes of our people;
with them he has performed every duty of a
citizen. As aeoldibr, as a member of the t
Legislature, as Mayor of his native city, as t
'resident of the Convention that framed a
constitution which excites the admiration of d
the whole country, he has shown himself i
faithful to his trusts; fearless and zealous in t
the performance of his duties. Winning the c
love of his fellow-citizens by his unostenta
tious bearing, treating all alike, whether v
rich or poor, he never "goes back" even on t
the humblest of our population. Following t
his party through thick and thin, he has b
always been "true to the call." Endowed
with that personal magnetism which is a
sure criterion of worth, hne has drawn to him t
such a great number of devoted and enthu
elastic friends t.at he stands to-day the ji
first choice of the great majority of his party t
for Governor of Louisiana. That he loves A
his State and intends to use his indomitable C
energy, unquestioned ability, to elevate our
commonweath to that proud rank to which
she is entitled, no one who knows him well
can longer doubt. He is possessed of that
manly ambition which prompts every true
heart to couple his name with deeds that re
dound to the honor and the, welfare of his
people. Thus far he has shown that he can
be trusted. Let us not at this juncture arrest
his advance, but, on the contrary, let us say
to the young Creole statesman: Take thou
the reins of government in this your native
State. Remember that it is in your power to
make your name a great one, by striving to
develop the boundless resources of our com
monwealth and the commerce of our Crescent
.ity. Sincerely believing that he will fulfill i
the expectations of his most ardent admirers,
we unfurl the maiden and unsullied banner of
the (kpitolian and inscribe thereon the motto:
' For our next Governor Hon. Louis A. Wiltz."
-[Baton Rouge Capitolian.
FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEM.BER 13.
The editor of the Patriot-Democrat says we
favor Wiltz for Governor and he does not,
and that makes the difference between us.
Well, our candidate will be elected and his
will not, and that is considerable difference
between us.-[Iberville South.
The Carroll Conservative says that, "judg
ing from the tone of our exchanges, Louis A.
Wiltz is the prime favorite for next Governor
of Louisiana." It looks so to us. He is de
cidedly the leading nag, so far as heard from.
He took strong hold upon the good opinion of
our people while canvaselng as candidate for
Lieutenant Governor.-[Minden Democrat.
With two [such standard-bearers as WIltz
and Moncure, the State would be swept from
one end to the other. Both are young and
energetic; both are representative men of the
present day, and both are honored, esteemed
and loved by the people. Such a ticket would
bring out a large vote, and their majority
would reach "ten times ten thousand."
At our masthead this week we place the
name of that able and talented young Demo
cratic standard-bearer, Hon. Louis A. Wiltz.
as our choice for the next Governor of Lou
isiana. Mr. Wiltz's distinguished abilities
have been recognized by his party in the
numerous calls he has had to fill high offices
of honor and trust. Educated in the public
schools of New Orleans, he has since his boy
hood mingled with all classes of our people,
and has performed every duty of the citizen.
As a soldier, legislator, president of the re
cent Convention, and as Acting Governor dur
ing the absence of Gov. Nicholls, he has
shown himself faithful to his trust, perform
ing what to him appeared his duty, without
fear or favor. A pure-minded, true-hearted
man and a straightout Democrat, he will
prove true and assist us to redeem our for
tunes and our State. Therefore our next
choice for Governor is Hon. Louis A. Wiltz.
[North Louisiana Journal.
For Governor, there are a number of most
honorable names brought forward in our ex
changes, from among whom the State con
vention will certainly find no difficulty in
making a good nomination, such as the peo
ple can conscientiously support. Among
them are the well and honorably known
names of Nicholls, Wiltz, Wicklill, Herron,
Elam and others. We have among these no
partlcular preference, beyond the fact that
Grov. Nicholls would lose a portion of his term
if he is not re-elected, and if it is his desire to
retain the position, we think he ought to be
retained. If it is a matter of Indifference with
him, then we think either of the gentlemen
named would do well. For the State offices,
we understand that both the Auditor and See
retary of State are desirous or retaining their
offices, and we think they should be re-elected
by all means. In our opinion, the convention
would act unjustly if it did not nominate
them. They have been faithful servants of
the State, and it seems to us that their fidelity,
and also that of future officers, would be en
couraged by giving them another term, in
stead of cutting short the term to which they
were entitled.-I Amite Independent.
SINCE THE THIRTEENTH INSTANT.
The leaders having centered on Louis A.
Wiltz, we presume that he will be the nomi
nee for Governor.-[Richland Beacon.
A correspondent of the New Iberia Sugar
Bowl suggests Gen. Ogden as a candidate
for Governor and W. H. Goodale for Superin
tendent of Public Education.
Gen. Fred. N. Ogden will receive enthusias
tic support in the Baton Rouge convention
from the Rapides portion of the State for the
nomination for Governor. W. C. M.
Fully half of the country press Indorse
the nomination of the Hon. L. A. Wiltz for
Governor. He has very warm supporters in
this parish.-[St. Bernard Eagle.
There is scarcely a doubt that Lieut. Gov.
Wiltz will be the choice for Governor of the
Btate convention, soon to assemble at Baton
Rouge to nominate candidates for the State
ticket; even his opponents concede that he
will probably be nominated on the first bal
lot. "He is a ring man," they say. Yes, so
bels; but his, ri4g,lsthe whole Stateof Lou
isiana, for Whose cntire interests no man in
the State is more jealous or, if eleeted, will
nore fearlessly and faithfully protect and
'oster those interests. Besides he is a native
)f Orleans, and New Orleans is certainly en
Itled to one Governor. We join, then, the
Baton Rouge Capitolian and utter.
Godspeed for L. A. Wiltz as next
of our loved Louisiana, and we si. -
leve that no man who loves this l85j
ever repret supporting hlm.-[Eaest.
We have, although Colonel Lott is ou
choice, no objection to some other can
named by our contemporaries, such a5
B. Spencer, or J. B Elam, but we wish
press upon our delegates to the con _
that the honor of the chief maglptr
longs to the country by right and
effort will be made by the ring to for,
nomination of L. A. Wiltz; we depreeste
policy of that gentleman in forming a
nation with the "ring," by which he ex
to attain the highest position In the
and we trust that the delegates froe
country parishes will unite with the
neots of the "ring" from New Orle-s
effectually put a quietus on the hopes of
This gifted and popular statesman (.i.,
A. Wltz) seems to occupy the gube
feld alone. Our friend, Judge Elam, of
Soto parish, declines the use of his
Gen. Fred Ogden to be made President
not jeopardize at this time the bar
the party. The General is amiable,
unambitious, and is well aware that we
on the eve of stormy times; that it
the most experienced statesmanship to
the ship of state through the breakes,
people Idolize Gen. Ogden, and the t1.4
come when he will have to yield to the
lar will and wear the honors that
forced upon him. We speak in the same
of our friend Judge Spencer, who
spared from the bench. Louis A. W
no doubt receive the Democratic nom
and if so we feel assured the
party will make no opposition. s$
days of Henry Clay, no public man 1a1
peared who i. such a magnetizer as
Wiltz, and friend nor foe can come near
without feeling this influence. Blf, i,
blous, frank, truthful, dashing
'ourteous, intelligent, he possees es
jualificatfons for leadership. He is
is friends, tolerant to those who dife
irm, proverbially honest and liberaltoa
Proud of his race proud of his State,
ul for the people's love, he will, if e
*overnor of Louisiana, protect her
fuard her interest, and carry out in all
>artments economy, retrenchment a
orm.-[Polnte Coupee Pelican.
KNDORSEMfENTS BY PARISHES,
The Democratic convention of T
held on the eighth instant, adopted the f
Resolved, That this committee does
dPclare, beyond a doubt, that the Hon. L;
Wiltz is the choice of the Democratic
the parish of Terrebonne for the no
of Governor, and likewise the Hon. J
Acklen for renomination to Congress.
we recognize with admiration their fid
the people and Democratic party, and
they are entitled to a solid vote from
The Democratic convention of Tenes,
on the eighth instant, adopted, unanis
the following resolution:
Resolved, That it is the sense of this
ing, representing the Democratic-C
tive party of Tensas parish, that the H
A. Wiltz is the first and only choice ot
Democrats of this parish for Governor.
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