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Communications intended for this paper should 1.
directed to BATON ROUGE. Nor Wert Baton Rouge.
Our Exchanges will confer a favor upon us by
directing as above.
s Any of our Baton Rouge friends having com
muanieatnns, ke., for the SroA5 I'usraN, by leaving
them with Mr. Richard Markham. .o boand the
Ferryt-oat, Ssany South, w:ll b- promptly received
and attended to.
A* Our Baton Rouge patrons must send over t Itir
advertisements on or before Thursday, to secure their
insertion the som* week.
SATURDAY. FEBRUARY It. lrin)
Q Capt. H. W. A r.Ln will please accept
our thanks for public documents..
97 Police Jury proceedings on fourth
page.
Mr. BirarnIs BarAN, one of the .ld
est citizens of Baton Rouge, died o n Tuesday
last, aged 78 years. He had been a resident
of that city for fifty-two years.
aj The " Pompanoopens"-whoever they
are-will find a notice from their "Grand
Rooster" on third page" What next, we
wonder !
SOUTraRN MrrTTrAL INSURANCE COMPANY.
This home institution publishes in another
column, its statement for the past year. It
will be seen that the nett earned profits for
the year ending February 1st, 1F66, are t
$40,409 68. No better evidence of the man
agement of the Company need be desired.
A Nxw BEvvRAGE.-Smos, whose " shin
gle" is a Rainbow on high to the thirsty, has
been presented with a recipe by a distin
guished politician of the State for the making d
of a beverage which'uirpasses all other con- c
coctions yet invented. Call and try one
be sure and ask for one of tbe new drinks
the Otherwise Cocktails!-if it don't cock
your tail, or otherwise, we are greatly mista
ken. V
BRANDY AND WATER sY DEGaEEs.-Bran- 'I
dy and water. Branwater. Bramwater. 1
Bramwarra. Bramwar. Brem , Bamwr
wrr.rr. Berr-eughph !-Saug .
Web'e seen our cont. ry in inl the
degres-not exceptin t. His descrip- I
lonis vivid.-.dd tl
s sa u sure to meet the sr
,hytutor, whose les- tl
sons it has ever been our pride to commit ki
faithfully to memory, and to practice.
VALUALRt LAND AND NEGROEs.-One of
the finest plantations in our parish will be
offered for sale at public auction on the 16th
inst. It belongs to the Succession of Joa
chim Daigle, and is cultivated as a sugar
farm. The negroes, land, stock, and build
ings will be sold on terms to suit purchasers.
Those desirous of engaging in that lucrative
branch of egriculture will find this a splendid
opportunity. For particulars see advertise
ments on first page.
Hoasa SENsE.-A crusty old curmudgeon
who talks straight out seems to think the
following plan the best to settle our section
al difRculties:
If the North should undertake to impose
on our rights, let us, instead of running and
howling disunion! disunion!! to scare our
opponents, let us shoulder our muskets, and,
if it need be, give them a Union-flogging.
CONSISTENCY.--The New Orleans Crescent
rather applauds the conversion of Hon. MILES
TArLoa to Douglasism, and seems to think
that be has got on the proper track at last.
We may be in error in regard to the political
position, if it really has any-but it somewhat
faintly occurs to us that the Crescent of 1856,
and the Crescent of 1860 are travelling in dif
ferent directions. If we mistake not in 185i6
the Crescent was a sound, national, conserva
tive American journal, supporting MILLARD
FPILLxOna for the Presidency, and almost
daily launching its thunderbolts at STEPHEN
A. DoUGLAs and his iniquitous Kansas-Ne
braska bill. Now it is entirely useless for us
to go into the details of the issues upon which
the campaign of that year was carried out,
but every body knows that the most obnox
ious feature to the South in the whole can
vass was the Squatter Sovereign feature of
that bill. Upon the double meaning of that
bill, Mr. BUCHANAn was elected; but since
then he has seen proper to somewhat modify
his views upon the question of Territorial
Sovereignty. He, and all his Administration
adherents have, rather come to their sen
sts and are n( w taking virtually the same
view of and the same position upon the mat
ter that the Crescent-as well as all Ameri
can papers in the State-did in 1856. Now
here is a strange summersault I The Admin
istration Democrats have turned Know Noth
ings, while th Crescent newspaper with hun
dreds of K. N's at its heels, have turned De
mocrats-that is, they have swallowed each
other's doctrines; and we have no doubt,
that DorU.LAS' vote in the South will be
equal to that of any other candidate. But to
come f.ack to our mutton. Are we to con
sider the Crescent, hereafter an exponent of
Douglasism ! Is that once strong conserva
tive journal about to endorse and support the
man who of all others at the present time we
should repudiate' Yet such appears to be
the case, judging from the ripples upon the
surface which are but indications of the cur
rent below.
Ma. SPIEAKER PENINOToN.-The Wash.
ington correspondent of the Baltimore Sun,
loi.," says that during the discussions preli.
minary to the final election of Speaker, a point
was made which is of great interest to the I
country, to wit: That Mr. Pennington is in
favor of the fugitive slave law as it is. This
was admitted by the Republicans, and thus
they have been driven from one of their here
sia.
THE NEW DODGE.
When it was suggested some time since by
a 1, several Democratic papers. that inasmuch as
ige. there was no organized opposition to the
by Democratic party in the So.'th, and that in
consequence there would be bu1t little oppo
>m sition to the nominee of the Charleston Con
1" vention, that all persons be admitted into
the
Democratic primary meetings for the purpose
of selecting delegates to the State Conven
tr tion, we unhesilatirglv declared our objec.
etr tions to such a move. Since that time. we
have seen nothing to induce us to change or
even modify the sentiments we then express
ed. On the contrary, we are now more than
ever convinced that we pursued the proper
and only correct course in requesting our po
litical friends to abstain from any affiliation
th with the Democracy for such a purpose. We
are sustained in this course by not only the
leading Democratic journals, but by others
whose whole life's career has been in oppo
sitahn to that party. It is not neressary here
to reiterate those reasons or the reasons of
.those who saw proper to coincide with us.
y A document which has been pretty gen
d erally circulated and commented upon,
e signed by several Democratic members of
the Legislature, and a few Democratic pri
vate citizens, recommending " the people of
the different parishes, irrespective of former
r political.differences, to meet together in cor
dial determination to support the nominee of
r the Charleston Convention, and to appoint
C their delegates to meet,hrt.e Democratic
State Con-ention for the piie of appoint.
ing delegates to represent Louisiana in the
Charleston Convention," inclines us to the
belief that atrap of some sort is being skill. I
-fully arranged to ensnare the unwary. This ?
document, is signed exclusively by Demo
crata opoosed to Mr. SLIDELL., and who are
generally known in political parlance as r
"bob tails." No old Line Whig or American
figures upon its face. Why this sympathy
and proffered fraternization all at once?- I
Why do no Old Line Democrats sign the c
call for this "love feast" of all persons "irre
spective of former political preferences !':- 1
Is it to secure "aid and comfort" to the ranks t
of ttoe who airtually overboard from a
tthei` party; or, is it to
lay the n for diewdgt:the vote of
the State for S'rTPHEN A. DOUGLAS? Things t
squint most terribly that way. Several of o
the most promineit of these signers are well
known to indulge largely in admiration of the o
" Squatter King's" soundness upon Southern tt
Rights-men who have raised their voices ti
and shouted until they were almost frantic
over Gov. WALKER's damnable heresy in
1857-and who were loud-.ronthed in their dI
abu es of President BUCHANAN because he s
did not immediately remove the man who N
jeoparded Southern Rights in his Inaugural to
Address. A very sudden change has come d
over the spirit of their dreams. They show i
favor and give encouragement to the very it
man ofall others, the South does rot and can- C.
not look to for the maintainance of her rights St
in the common territories of the United
States. Consistency thou art indeed a jewel !I o
As a memberof the American party which of
fought rgainst the Squatter Sovereign pro. I
clivities of Mr. DOnOLAs in 1856, we myst
hold ourselves aloof from any affiliation in
part or in whole with those who directly or
indirectly give countenance to that gentle
man's aspirations to the Presidency. As sad
as are the fortunes of the Opposition party
just now, they will be ten times more grief.
stricken when they lay themselves under
obligations to this modern " Trojan Horse."
Have we no nobler hope or higher destiny
than to play the go-between of Democratic
factions ? Are we to disband for the tempo
rary and delusive privilege of voting for the
Charleston nominee? We had rather obey
honor than hunger in selling out our organi
zation for such a suspicious and at best but a
paltry mess of pottage. Suppose we do sup
press these considerations of honor and prin
ciple, and being being allowed by a majority
to do so-participate inl the Democratic Con
vention, in what plight would we be should
DoUnoLs get the nomination-arad we can
didly believe this to be the chief object of the
originators of the card-we who have de
nounced DOUGLAs ever since that little dem
agogue began his career of Free-soilism
Squatter Sovereignty? Let us stand aloof
from these entanglements, and when the
Presidential battle comes on, we a ill fight
the enemy upon our "own hook," though
under a Democratic banner.
THE CLAT MoyUxrrsr -The principal fea
ture among the improvements now going
on in Canal street is the formation of a
circle at the junction of Canal, Royal
and St. Charles streets, in the centre of
which is to be placed the statue of Henry
Clay. It has never been known exactly
where the statue would be erected, and when
the contractors commenced clearing out the
space in the centre of the stre-t last week,
there was quite a crowd around, exhibiting
considerable interestin the work. St. Charles
street, instead of going straight down inut
Royal, will diverge upon each side of the cir
cle described. The statue of Clay, which is
now in the city, in the hands of the Clay
Monumental Committee, will be erected on 4
the 12th of April next, his birthday.-N. 0.
Ddta.
THE "CRIsIS."-We presume that the de
mand fot Helper's book must have seriously
diminished among the faithful from the
efforts made to circulate it among outsiders,
who have no sympathy with its sentiments.
We heard of an agent passing through a
crowded train the other day, ur ing it on the
passengers, and finding no sale; and yester
day another agenBffered it to a gentleman
at one of ouu, public houses, who very uncer
emoniously flung it at his head. Such em
phaptic replies speak volumns against the
general dissemination of this particular one.
-Boston Courier.
" Why is a married man like a can
die ! Because he sometimes goes out of
night when he ought not to.
HON. MILES TAYLOR.
by The lion. Mr.ars TAY.oR, Cong-essman
as from the Second District of this State has
he gone over to the enemy--or, in plainer Ian
In guage. has declared his preference for S. A.
,. Dorcvrs. as the nhminee of the Charleston
n. Convention. His reasons for this summer
to sault. are given below in a letter to Hon.
se Lorrs BRsy,r of Lafourche. This is a move
n- we certainly did not expect from one occu.
c. pying so high a position in the Democratic
re porty, and who has receised so many honors
or at its hands. How the Democracy of this
s State will look upon t his act of r-postacy may
an well be imagined. For us, as an outsider, we
cr have but little to say. We think he has ac
o_ ted wrong. and by that act. he not alone in
so jured the cause of the South. hot in our opin
re ion, casts a blemish upon the fair State which
se has honored him with her confidence. We
" solicit a perusal of the "' reasons ."
I have given the mostcareful attention to
e the present position of parties, and have re
flected deeply and anxiously upon what the
f rapidly aproaching future is to bring us ; and
I tell you now. with all fiankness, that I see
no well tortnded hope for the preservation of
the existing Union with honor to ourselves,
but in the candidacy of Stephen A. Douglas
f for the Presidency. This may seem strange
to you, but itis nevertheless true. Mr. Doug
las entertains various opinions which are con
demned throughout the South. Some of them
r in which Icen never, under anycircumstances
concur; and yet I believe that he is the man,
of all others, that the interest of the South,
ard of the whole nation, now require should
be the candidate for the Presidency. My rea
sons for this belief are these:
The devision in sentiment between the
North and South has widened from day today
until the people of the two sections seem to
constitute two hostile ns. The un friend
ly action of frann of t rthern States with
respect to the South, gh their legisla
tures,. teir executives, their judicrary.
has been of such a charac ..or years, that
if it had been indulged in b ndependent
member of the great famil nations to
wards a neighrboring State, it oeUld have af
orded a just ground for war-merciless, de
vastating. destructive war. If this seeming
hostility between the Northern and Southern
States is, in a point of fact, real. it is hardly "
necessary to say that they can no longer re- r
main members of the same confederation.
The elections in the Northern States during
the present year will necessarily be decisive
as to the fact, for thel uestion upon it is now
for the tiatiMll~ distiutstly before the people
ard it most be determined by them. If the c
principles maintained by the great national c
Democratic party are vindicated by the result 0
of these elections, all will be well. But if.
unhapily, on the other hand, our Northern
brethern are overwhelmed in the conflict, we d
of t e South. in my judgement, must pronounce n
the Union at an end. and engage at once in
the construction of a new government for the
protection and advancement of the interest of h
our own people. n
The mere election of a Democratic Presi- Ih
dent. however,. will not be surfficient to pre- I
serve the Union. The Union cannot continue h
unless there is :: complete revolution in the
Northern politics. Not only runst the rlec- p
toral votes to secure the election of our can- (1
date fIr the Presidency be carried. but in my B
view. they will be,artl ouhllt to be broken up, r,
unless the Northern people, through a major- a
ity of their RP presentatives in the National ci
Congress. and throrugh the action of their .
State governments in their varioln depart- a
nient--executive. l.gislative anid u!i(iail- S
give nrnmistakable evidences of a settled dis
position to respect the lihts of the South and
of her people, and a fixed determi nation to
pot down and punish all attempts. within their
own limits, or to hinder or obstruct in any
way their exercise or enjoyment.
Such a result as this I speak of can be se
cured only in one way: By placing at the
head of our National ticket the name of the
man who i9 an embodiment and true repre
sentative of the friendly feelings of the North
towards us and our institutions. And that marn
I am certain is Stephen A. Douglas. Pol;ti
cians may say what they ill; subsilded press
es may persistently mislepresent-but if there
is any one thing clearto an unbiased mind, it
is this: That Stephen A. Douglas, at this
time, has full possession of the popular mind
ofthe North which is trnlv,and oil principles,
favorable to the maintenance of all ot the
rights of the South under the Cor:stitution
and in the Union. If he should be the romi
nee of the Democratic party for the Presiden
cy at the next election, my hope and belief
is. that under the influence of the enthustasm
excited among his supporters by his ,reat
qualities, a mighty wave of supporters b) his
devotion to the Constitution will roll over the
whole North and sweep-away eveiy vestige
of Black Republicanism and its abominations
from the high places of the nation, from the
Aroostook and Cape May, to the proportions
of Iowa and Minnesota.
Entertaim ing these views, as I do, if I were
in Louisiana I should most certainly do all in
my power to secure the election of delegates
to Charleston who would be in favor of the
nomination of Douglas to the Presidency
and would. at the same time, as fat as could,
discourage any action at the piresent session
of the Legislature, with a view to the hold
ing of a Convention of the Southern States.
I have no concealments from the public as
to my opinions on the subject under conside
ration, or any other; and I therefore to say
that you are at liberty to communicate those
I have just expressed toany one who may de
sire to know them.
Accept of my best wishes.
Yours Truly.
MILes TAYLOR.
The Washington rore;pondentof th Phil.
adelphia Press makes the following state
ments in refereince to the public printing,
which we submit, without comment, to the
ronsideration of the honest masses of the De
mocracy:
The fact which cameount in the Senate, the
other day, during the discussion prior to the
election for public printer, of that body, that
some forty thousand dollars had been paid to
certain pauperized Administration newspa
pers, is. I a:n told, only one item of the record.
More money than this has been expended to
keep op newspapers committed to the po'icv
of ti:e Administration. Nobody believed that
these thousands came from the pockets of the
President and the Cabinet. How. then, were
they obtained ? Of course, out of the pro
ceeds of the public printing. It is notorious
that the moment Mr. Bl.chanan came into
the Presidency, he turned his eye to thie pub
lic printing as sort of corruption fiund-that
he conferred with Mr. Wendell in regard to
its distribution--and that himself aml his
Cabinet always looked upon it as a means by
which to promote the interests of tt.e Admi
nistration.-When the Lecompton betraval
took place, through his age.its, and compelled
them to use it as sustenance to keep up those
newspapers thatstood ready to sanction his
his desertion of Democratic principles.
OrrrsPnoKr. -The Vicksburg lt'hig is pour
ing a terrible tire of canister and grape nto
n the hulk of disunion. Take the following as
as specimen :
Whenever the fire-eaters precipitate a cri
- sis; whenever they dare to throw down the
>n mask and reveal their horrid designs. then
the inrorrup ible and pure-minded patriots
of Miissis-ippi, and indeed, tf erery State, not
. even excepting South Carolina, will ,rise in
+e the terrible majesty of their powti ; they
. will break the fetters of mere partyism, as
Hereules would sever the attenuated web of
a spider, and annihilate the unholy conspira
rs cy by the thunder tones ft their voice, as they
is stand in long and glittering lines beneath the
stars and striipes. proclaiming in the nohle
words of the "" Father of his country." that
e the " 1Trboo is the primary object of patriotir
desire."
W- We admire candor in all things; for then
a- there is no misunderstanding or mistaking
h the position of those who indulge in that sel
e domr used commodity. Now, if we are, by
that rule, permitted to judge of the Whig's
positi n, it is io favor of the Uuiin. come
what may. While we have ever been, and
are nr.w a strong advocate of the Union, there
e is one. perhaps trifling obstacle that will ma
f terially interfere with that devotion to this
confederacy of States. and that is, the rights
e of the South. If we cannot secure unmoles
ted all rights and privileges we now andr have
ever claimed inder our common Cons'itu
tion, the Union in itself is a faree, and :'e,
worse than fools to recognize any such lond
of brotherhood with the Northern States.
There are too many Union men just now at
the North, to induce us to believe that they
are honest in their Union sentiments. No
doubt they are ardei:tlydlevoted to the Union,
but they wish to force us into their views and
measures while shrieking " Union." When
these men come out openly and boldly anil
declare their determination to let is alone
upon the snlje t of slavery, and show by
their votes that they will put no one in power
who will use that power to injure and am.oy
us, then, and oily then, can we look upon
their Union Sentiments with favor and join
with them in endeavoring to uphold and
maintain them. Our cotemporary, the Whig,
sees but one side of the piicture.
Mr The New Orleans Bev, from whose
columns we have copied freely durin the re.
cent exciting contest for Speaker, gets off the '
coolest " thing" imaginable. If the selection
of Speaker is a matter of such small moment
as our cotemporary now would have at un.
derstand it to be, where was the necessity of
making such a fuss about it. To the point:
A SPEtsKEn Ar LA.r.-- Well. the lorg ago
iy is over. and Pennington, of New Jersey,
has been elected Speaker. We presume he t
must be classed as a Black Republican. since
he voted persistently for Sherman while the
latter was the candidate of that patty, but
here are two points in his favor-first, he
was cho'en as a Representative of the Peo- H
ple's party in New Jersey, which embraces ti
()Oh Lane Whigs and A r ericans, as well as tl
Black Republicans: second, he did not en
diorse the Helper book. I e give Mr. Pen.
nington the benefit of all the merit he can a
claim from these palliating circumstances -
We have no idea. however, that any pasticr
tar agitation or diutirbance will follow. A a
Speaker. let hIis principles be what they may. e
has no power beyond the framing of commit
tees, andr their ueports. bills anti resolutions p
are mere bru/umi fulmen,. rntil they are adop. P
ted by the House. We think both the Union so
anti the South will survive a Black Republi- cl
can Speaker. The last Houseof Representa- i
tives had a presidling officer of the same kid. sa
ney.-and the country is not yet annihilated. th
Goon FOR TEXAs.-Col. Armstrong has in
troduced resolutions into the Texas Legisla.
tore in opposition to tl.e scherpe of a Southern
Convention and a dissolution of the Union,
and emphatically declining the overtures of
South Carolina It isthought the resolutions
will pass. It reads thus:
3 Resolvred, That this Legislature beholls
in the proposed secession of the Southern
slavehnlding States, or any one of them, from
their sister States-or in the dissolution of our
glorious Union-no remedy for any alleged
evils-real or imiganry-but a great aggrava
tion of them all; and contemplate that de
plorable event as the parent of other calami
ties for transcending ina magnitude and fatal
consequences any now pending over us.
And the 4th thus:
3. Resolred, That, as far as devolves upon
us, we will stand by. support and uphold the
Union, against all attacks from without or
within, and against all ultraism, Hurrah for
Texas!
A SECOND VIr.-PRESIDENT.-The Wash
ington Constitution says the unsuccessful ef
fort of the House of Representatives to or
ganize, has suggested to the minds of many
the question whether some radical change in
the mode of appionting the Speaker is not
required. It has been suggested as a proper
remedy for the growing abuse of a failure to
organize that the Constitution be so amended
as to create the office of Second Vice Presi
dent, elected by the people, whose duty it
shall be to preside over the popular branch of
Congres. If the Union is to stand, the me
thod orght to be made constitutional, or some
other effectual plan adopted to obviate the
periodical dead-locks in Congress.
ArID FROM VICKSBUsa FoR LARwn~CR.-A
meeting has been held in Vicksburg, Miss.
for the purpose of making arrangements for
procuring aid for the suffererers by the recent
dreadful catastrophe at Lawrence, Mass. We
record the fact of the meeting, with a high I
degree of satisfaction. It p:oves that all the
wrath and clamor, past and prssent, about t
slavery, have not -o perverted the hearts of
men, as to make them indifferent to actual ca- 1
lamity which may befall their countrymen. t
Tne citizens of Vicksburg have illustrated by t
acts of the saying of Daniel Webster, that we I
are one people, with one destiny, yet. While
the Sourth has much, very much to complain
of, in the course of many at the North, we t
find a Southern city coming forward to sym- 1
pathize with and alleviate suffering in a Nor
thern city. May this manifestation of broth. a
er!y kindness be duly appreciated r.ere. May t
it inspire our people with a just respect for f
the generous character of the Southern peo- r
pie. L.et them no longer be denounced from I
Northern platforms and Northern pulpits as t
only so many pirates and murderers, destitute v
of all commisseration for huma, suffering and a
woe -Boston Corirer, 245th at.
Mrsrss[rPrI LmsIs:.ATrIRF.-"uIR AFRICAN
SI Av. Tl..'v1.-- 'Ih pr.e.i.t Leai.latur, . if
it does no go.t. srerls cldposed to Ido little
sI inrr. The hill to repeal the law against
the introductions of Africans into the State
- was rejected in the House oil the 20th tlt., by
a vote of 3 to 1-yeas 66, nays 22! It may
i he interesting to the voters of this county to
s know that all three of their Representatives
t voted against the motion to reject.-Hinds
C Co'nty (Miss.) Gazette.
For a time then the question of reopening
the Slave Trade will slumber peacefully and
quietly. The N. O. Bulletin seems to think
that the members of the Mississippi Legis
latire have evidently been conversing, with
their constituents. By the way, we believe
that the slave taade resolutions which were
introduced by the Senator from Feliriana
into the Legislature of Louisiana at the last
session wele laid over to be brought up again
and acted on by the present Legislature. If
we mistake not, we saw a letter from their
auithor, in a Texas paper, some time since,
intimating that the people of other States
must not take what "certain newspapers"
may say on the subject for the opinion of
Louisiana about it, that t?.e resolutions in
question were merely laid over out of defer
ence to their opponents. but will be brought
forward in due time and passed! After the
indignant reprobation with which the people
ol Louisiana, with rare and almost unexam
pled unanimity. have resisted this whole
scheme of a revival of the slave trade, dis
guised or open, it would certainly be rather
refreshing and inte:esting for ainy one of
their public servants to bring it up again and
urge on the exploded and rejected scheme
It wonid argue uncommon moral courage in
him who should screw himself up the stick
ing point. We are not without hope that
somebody will be found in the Legislature
equal to the delicate emergency. It would
be about the richest joke of the season
though it might prove anything but a joke
for the ambi'inus individual emulous of 'do
ing the State some service" in a public ca
pacity at Baton Ronge. We mean, of course,
the law-making department of the State,
and not the other "institution" there !
It is a suggestive circumstance that the
Senator from Feliciana, who introduced the
slave trade bill of the last Legislature is the
same that has introduced the resolutions in
reference toa Southern Convention at At
lanta, which proposes to send delegates and
pay them.
of
W: Er.L Spoxna !-The Bee does sot appear
satisfied with the card of Mesi.ra. Hsalon,
SDeLoN, & Co. Itthusspeaks tritsOpposi
e tion friends:
As we had anticipated, the courteous invi,
t ation of a fraction of Democrats *o the Whigs
Ktrow Not'.ings and Independents to unite
with the party in the election of delegatesto
the Stale Convention. on the so'e condition
that they should pledge themselves to vote
fir the nominee of the Charleston Covention.
fails to meet with the approval of the Sachems
and Elders of Democracy. The Democratic
Parish Committee. at its sitting of Monday
last, tok the polite proposition inlto consider
ation. and denounced it in u-iequivocal and
emphatic language. The Committee styles
Messrs. llerrcn, Delony & Co.'s card asa pro
s position for the dissolution of the Democratic
party. anti qualifies it as "'aithless and pre
sumptols." The Committee furthermore de
clares that none ought to be permitted to
vote at the Democratic primary meetings
save those who have heretofore subscribed to
the principles and sustained the regularly
nomin. ted candidates of the party, and that
to receive adhereing members of an adverse
organization as free to vote in their meetings
is to put the party, its principles, and its cal.
didates at the mercy of its enemies. Per
fectly right just and sensible! We admire the
f manly and timely rebuke administered to the
factionists. We cannot conceive how any
member of the Opposit;on could so far demean
imself, prove recreant to his political faith.
and forgetful to h:s personal dignity as to de.
I sire to enter a Democratic a..,:rilage.and
º speak or vote therein. We co,- uri,lerstand
that between two unacceptable c..ndi ates. a
I party having no representative of its own in
the field. may justly and properly sustain the
least objectionable ol its adversaries, precise
ly as the Democrats did in Congress when
I they voted for Smith in the hope of defeating
Sherman. But they did not profess to be con.
vertied into Whigs or .A mericans for the nonce;
I nor would the people of Louisiana be easily
induced to bilieve that the fifteen thousand
antagonist of Democracy who supported last
November the State ticket headed by the
name of T. J. Wells. conld undergo so rapid
and extraordinary.a metamorphosis as to qual.
ify them in a few months for walking into a
Democratic convention and fraternizing with
the members. If such a transmogrification
takes place, the process must necessarily be
slow Sudden changes are usually suspicious
AwKWARD. - The English Government
lately encouraged the formation of volunteer
rifle companies as a means of defence against
invasion. It is now said that some of the
aristocracy begin to fear that some awkward
consequences may result from this move
ment. It is apprehended that these stalwart
workingmen, w;th rifles in their hands, may
aspire to higher political privilege than they
now have, and maysuggest this in rather a
forcible manner.
They tear then the Chartest feeling is not
extinct. The English people are more loyal
to their rulers than any other European na
tion; but when taxes are piled on to the last
extremity, there is such a thing as " kicking
over the traces."
PREACHIso Is THRATERS.-A London let
ter of January 5, says : "The only thing new
in theaters, we will not say ii, theatricals, is
the special religious services on a Sunday
which now take place at some of the city
theaters. Sermons were preaehed at four of I
them on Sunday last-at St. lames Hall, by a
two laymen; at .the Garrick Theater, by
clergymen of the Established Church and by
non-eroforming ministers alternately; at I
Saddlers' Wells Theater, by clergymen of f
the Church of England, and the Britannia f
Theater by Wesleyan ministers. Madame
Sevigne used to call ecclesiastical eloquence
at a public dinner by a bishop or a dean the v
thickening of religion with turtle and old c
port." What would she had called this t
preaching in theaters? We find no fault
with this latter practice, but it seems to us
to he such a breaking down of the middle S
wall of partition between the pulpit and the t
stage as would have made good old Jeremy 1
Collier's hair stand on end." o
" 0 As an item of interest werypu
l low the speech of Mr. Par.raIon,4gp.n
irng his seat as Speaker of the House.
e P. will steadily bear in mind the .eMen t
F he therein expresses, there may be sf
Y hope that things will not be so bad attar,
s SPEAKER PENNINOTON's ADDoRE.SS.i.
Stlemen of the House of Representat"ive's.
turn you my grateful acknowledginjr
the distinguished honor you have be
pleased to confer on me in electib
I Speaker of this House. Coming herefors
first time at the present session, to be
ciated' with you as a member, no eventeol.
be more nnlooked for than that I should lb
called upon to preside over your delibe,.
tibons, and my friends will do me the jtt.
to say that I have not sought the positaeras
I certainly never desired it.
a I am, nevertheless, as conscious of thedil
onity and importance of this high oflce,
eny gentleman can be, but I should have
been far better pleased, could the dst
have been entrusted to abler and mote eila
r rienced hands. After witnessing the almot
insurmountable obstacle in the way ol s
organization of the House, 1 came to the
conclusion that any gentleman of any
who could command a majority of the vot
f for Speaker was bound in deekrence to p
lic exigencies, to accept'tbe responsibility a
an act ot patriotte duty, whetlLcrci
agreeable to his feelings or not.
As that choice has unexpectedly falleoan
me, I have not hesitated to acceptft. ..
the execution of this high trust my objee"
will be to do my duty, with impartiality anm
justice to all I shall have great neessity~
gentlemen, for your indulgence in the, sr
position in which I am placed, and I feeld s.
tire confidence that I shall receive it atyor
hands. A Representative from the Stated
New Jersey, upon whose soil so many bi..
liant achievements were accomplishedijnlt
Revolutionary War: and whose people ha,
ever been distinguished for devotio' .(A,
Union and the Constitution, I praytothe
great arbiter of our destinies that I my do
no act to impair the integrity of eitheiblt
that by wise and prudent counselspenore
order may yet reiian in our midst,and
free institutions may be perpetuated tonsi
descendants. I feel that I have a natai
heart embracing all parts of cur blesse
Union. Again thanking you for your kiad.
ness, I now enter upon the dutiee of thatr
duous and complicated station
MississPerpi LEoIsArua+ .d Ja
fions. The Jackson Eagle, of thd" 24 in.t,
says: "In the Horse, this morn:ng, tha.
olutirns on Federal Relations were tahela s
and discussed, occupying nearly fie whale
morning,. and after various amendmets wme
acted on. the Senate resolutions were pami.
almost unanimously. with a h.tatefa
second resolution. and slight amen
the third. Many of those who.
some of the reaolutibea.4id
that they were not sesD.
lotions asP aa
Afawp. ~ 'e Constitution
United ata cognizes property in.
and the Gov e created by it
nor can an I acting under its an
whether it ative . exe
cial, withini riates
hold from the'
protection for the wh
owners of property Isada are
tied, or which, from its htsre they mr
ther require to secure them in its po .
and ernjoyment.
Resolved. That the election of a Ps+i.f4y.
ic Resolved. That the election of a P .
,y of the United States by qasec.ri t
vr views advdrse to the instititfie .d.ltetst
,l slavery as it existi'ithe; shehnlag
es and Territorios, or of-_ope who.i
o- the grant of the protection claimern
c forgoing resolution, would so.threaten ,iif
e. traction of the ends for which the 1u
pe tion was formed, as to justify theslavehlbding
to State in taking cousel together seperate pro.
,s tection and safety.
to Resolved. That in order to be prepared tar
ly such a co. tingency, Missi-sippi accepts the
at invitation of South Calolin,. to her sister
se slavehotling States to meet in a CosnveetialS
rs and proposes the first Monday in June aeIXt
and Atlanta, Ga., as a suitable time and pl*
r- to meet. to counsel together, and recomsme
ie the action they should take in such an event
e which shall be reported to the Governor. who
v shall convene the Legislature, if in his jude-4
n meat it may be required. And that theGgV
h. ernor of this State appoint seven delegateauJ
attend the Convention at Atlanta, Ga.
d Resolved, Thata Commissroner be appointed
Id by the Governor to proceed to the-apital of
a Virginia, and express to the people of that
n Commonwealth, through her Executive,
e indignation that Mississippi feels at the o
rage co nmited in the recent invasion of her
n soil, and the readiness of Mississippi to i
with her, or any other slareholding State
. repelling any assailment of their people
their rights;and that said Commissoner als
y present to her Excutive a copy of these-oes
d olutione, and invite her co-operation in tee
t proposed Convention.
Resolved,, That the Governor of this State
d be requested to transmit a copy of these res.
olutions to the Governors of each of the si
a holding States of the Union to be laid bei
h their Legislatures, and invite their co-oper:
n tion.
Tas Vors Fos b tiisitaa-is-e4t.hl__e b
did not ell us that there was ooei.ir"eetual
t ballot for speaker after the failure to elect
r Mr. Smith, on Friday, the 27th, and the ekec
tion of Pennington last Wednesday, It was
held on Tuesday, with the following ree
ult:
Number of votes, 233--necessary for. "
t choice, 147. Mr. Pennington had .116; AMr.'
McClernand, oft linertls, pt; -ilmher, ,; Me
Qneen, o, South Carolina, 5; MSitota;5
nine seateriag. -
It was the largest vote cast this .t
The only persons not voting, were, Mr. Penn
ington, (the canidate,) Mr. C qch.ne R(e.
of New York , absent-sick anai .r. Brown,
of Kentucky, whali~isot yJ*-td his seat,
not being of the constitutional age.
It was on his ballot that Mr. WinterDaet
first gave his vrte to a Black Republican. -Ti
announcement of the vote was received li
hisses. They were the outbreak of a natual
sentiment of abhorrteneCe it-aptacy and
treachery. Davis-ib the' aonly represetatit
from a slaveholdiig State who has eone
by his vote the crusade'of Blacek' l iepu
ism against tissection. He has uot;t a po:o
exeuse-that his vote wds a conrpulho¢ one
and given to save a long and unprofitable con
troversy, for he threw hia.vote when i. Mp
not decisive. The shame and the crime
no greater on the next ballot, when hield
feetion blighted the hopes of the South5li
gave a certain advantage to its enemu,
May he be rewarded according to his work.
Mr. Riggs, the New Jersey Lecomptonitt
whose next ballot followed Davis, as1
changed his vote to Pennington. voted on
this ballot with the De3)retaPt .ie Me
Clernand. . €
But Mr. McCettand -did notgihtiheIe
Southern vote, Democratic or American. .
the Southern Americans he got Boteler,.l
Virginia, Boulignyof this State, May.ard.
of Tenneesee, and ¥mee irdmith, ofe .m- tc

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