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DEMOCRATI CKag Er IC T. .
n 48 GOVSBNOR.
ROBLa T 0. W I CKLIFPE.
Of West Fol lans.
FOR LhIUTMNANT OOV R(llOR.
CHARLES H. MOUTON.
FroR strcuAR or mai.
ANDREW S. RHERON.
Of Bast Bate. RBW.
SAMUEL F. MARKS.
Of West Pellelas.
0. B. GRENBAUX.
fO#l ~tfFitiCttWDtT PUILC RDOCATIOX.
O Orrou. .
Pon COo.oslUm-rts RD DSoIMu .
THOMAS GREEN DAVIDSON.
Of led $shn. Begs.
DEMOORATIC PARISEH TIQGET.
GEO. H. JONBS.
W. W. MOORE,
THOS. L. NcGHEE.
nolint n n-s..
For t!li Novemtber lcctluon.
FOR MA(I$NTRATES--PIFTEf WARD.
jlThei uw,:'l~igK l1 in a candidate for Jrrtici
OV TIs 1'kact, f.,r thL. I'fth Ward.
'WcYe are nathnried to announce HENRY
HAWFORD. as ni cuididate for JcaLTIct oFTuc FPAcK,
for the Fifth W\Yrd. a 8
FOR )ISTIIC'T ATTORNEY.
J"*We are autlhrized to aunounc. W. FERGUS
KERNAN, as a candldate Ior D.fmler Armianr.Y for
the Seventh Jud;cial District. Je 16
Sd*We are authoriwed to announce CIIARLES
SEAMAN, as a candidate for Constable, in the Fifth
Ward. aug 11
f'We are nauthorized to announce TIlOS. B.
MoOLENDON, as a candidate for Uosrrastt., for the
Fifth Ward. a 22.
DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL CLUB.
THIS CLUB meets every SATo mDA EvrnKNo, at
their Club Room, on the West side of she Public
Square, at early candle lighting. On whicb oca
slies, demooratic addressum will be delivered.
G. W. MUNDAY, President.
I nlA Is*I L.uox. Secretary.
CLINTON MALE ACADEMY.
THiE Fall term of the above school will commence
on Monday, October 1, 18Ml . The course of
studies embraces all the branches of an English and
classical edesation, so fhr as requisite for an en
trance in college.
The following is a list of authors and nltJeets par
sued by the mehool during the past academcl year:
Liat.--Latln grammar, reader, and composltion;
Virgil, Cesar, Cicero, and Livy.
(TGreek.-Greek grammar and reader, Xenophon,
.ad Homer's Iliad.
Nadmassala.-Aritmetio, algebra and geometry.
A h.-Grasmmar, geography, history, astrono
my, natral phlloohy, c~c. dto.
PAT OF Tior M rv luoOJ.
Chief Justico Merrick, Rev. Isaac Wall.
MaJ. G. W.Munday, , Hon. John MoVes,
Rev. Thos. Adams, David Pipes, Sr.
Mrs. Col. Lyons, M. Harris, and others,
EMMETT D. CRAIG. A. M.
Clinton, La., Aug. 18, 1855. Principal.
teWeo are requested to say that Mr. COuAo will
defer the commencement of the fall term of his
school, till after the return of the cltisens: [See
V.ILUABLE 'LAND FOR SALE. o
TI¶UU undersigned offers for sale, Three hundred te
AMres of Land, situate in the Parish of East Fe.
liolana, six miles from the town of Clinton, within a
two of the Clinton & Port Hudson Rail Road, and t
half a mile from a steam saw and grist mill. There
is a quantity of valuable Pine timber on the tract, t
and a stream of running, never falling water. rune
directly through it.
One hundred acres are cleared and under cultiva
tion. The improvements are, a good dwelling, out
houses, cabins, stables, and gin house, in good and
For terms, c&., apply to J. W. Taylor. who is ms
duly authorized ugent to dispose of the same.
aug 18-3t FRANK DIXON. 1
NO YELLOW FEVER."
BLANKETH,· linnve, and negro shoes, received
last season, for sale low, by
sept 20 J. G. DsARMOND.
S F, and extra Family Flour, just recolved and
• for sale by J. . )D.ARMOND.
DOCKET and Table Cutlery, just received and for
. sale by J. G. DsARMOND.
SUPERIOR writing Ink, black and red,
Extra reboaled melasses,
Horse and shoe brushes, curry combs,
Flue and redding combs, and various articles,
Just received and for sale by J. G. DsARMOND.
TO THIE PUBLIC.
A LL persons ordering goods from our store, can
have the same sent, if they desire It, one mile in
any direction from the town of Clinton.
sept. 22,. . W. CH1APMAN & CO.
TIIE undersigned has the following varieties of the
most delirious syrups, viz.
VANILLA, ORANUlAr , L':ION; GINGER, BANA.
NA PI'EAR, re. re.
which he oilers at a lower rate than any other house,
ansd in jqutlitles to .uit the buyer.
i 2 " W1f. (R'RNEY.
0 Turke. u y Opiuma, first quul:tyv jut received
10 so r ete for W K L ,NW(M.
FEfIJA1$A X JDitMOCMT.
33,ne & A !L ,iAL fe a Ioc o ogITa-.
Saturdq4v orning, October 8, 1855.
DEMO ATIC BARBACUE.
hUSO'a4sBAtscUs wit! he iven neat Hep
-li Vre hu x milea eout o the town orClatton,
.hri of o.b leilana, on
y, October 12th, 1856,
to which ob are reepeetf.ul invited without respet
of parties and the ladlles .rtularly.
Tiet.enlkbed speakers have boon invited, and will
be eped to be present to address the audienee.
Co7P U or IntrrATtnO.-W.M. Jourdan. D. Bar
-eld, i't OGeorge, Job Rowley, Simeon Hatcher,
J. R. 0keon. ant Bythelt .anes.
or Ana asam rnar.-Joseph Whitehead,
S.. 34r, T. J. Rogers, J. R. Jackson. Evans Dunn,
SRowley JobRowley,Simeon Hatcheobr, Learn
ed Mown, Btttell Haynes, W. M. Jourden. J. F.
r. David Barfeld, W. B. Rogers. Irvine Brown,
y Dunn, B. R. Gnn. A. U. Jackson, W. H.
obb, eyyour Taylor Wrm. Woodward, Chealey
Jackson, J. I. Covert, heory Knox, and James Hob
'There will be public addresses delivered be
the Demcratit State Candidates, aid other distin
glhiled speakers, at
Hurstea. Friday, October 12. 1855,
CuIrox, Saturday Evening, October 18,
Notaco's. Monday. October 15,
Ours Baico. Tueeday, Oetober 18.
Opposition speakers and the public generally, are
invited to attend.
A poll will be opened at the Democratic Club
Room, in the Town of Clinton, from 10 o'clock, A.
M1. to I P. M.. on Saturday. October 13, 1865, for
the purpose of nominating candidates for two Jne
tioe of the Peace had one Constable, for the Fifth
The weather has undergone an entire change. and
is much at the present writing an to dissipate all f'ar
of sickness. The Thermometer stood nt 52. this
morning. at A o'clock.
.in List ofr lttre, rmining~ i he « fort OfT'o,
in otr next lmure.
The Signs of the Times. di
The great demonstration in Philahllphia, in N
commemoration of the anniversary of the adop
tion of the Cpty.ttption, and the call for a De- a.
moeratie Convebtilon to be hold in Lexington, of
Kentucky, to take measures to preserve the ti
same noble instrument from destruction, shew,
that the prosperity of know nothingism has
reached its culminating point and that the fu
ture will only record its defeat and dissolution.
Already Virginia, North Carolina, Texas,
Tennessee, and Alabama, in the South, and ft
Maine in the North have turned back thi tide
of success, that seemed to crown its followers
elsewhere, hnt a short time ago, and thousands i
who joined the order are leaving it by scores
from one end of the Union to the other.
Many of its leaders have recently withdrawn h
and declared themselves no longer members. '1
--The democracy of every state are up and
doing, and as certain as anything in the future £
can be known, success, will most inevitably a
perch upon its banner.
With the Constitution, Equality and Justice, a
for their articles of political faith ; truth for.
their standard of right, and reason and argu- n
ment, in fair, open and manly discussion, for e
their weapons of offence and defence, they are
as sure to succeed, as that the sun will rise and f
set in the future, as it has done in the past.
We base our conclusions upon the virtue and o
Intelligence of the people, and our confidence
in their constant and persistent disposition to
do right, upon the power of truth over er
ror, the justice of our cause, the correctness of
our principles, and the records of the past his
a tory of our party in former contests. The
signs of the times are bright for the success of
d the democratic party, and the preservation of
t the Constitution.
Card from Hon. Thomas Green Davidson.
WHITErr HALL., Pointe Coupee,
Sept. 28, 1855,
To THEn EDITORS OF TIlE ADVOCATE:
Gentlemen:-On my way home, at this place
I had the American Exponent of the 21st put
- in my hands, with the enclosed article, which
I wish you to publish in your next issue. I
pronounce each charge made therein false. It
is false within the knowledge of Col. Pond, if
- he uttered every ona of the declarations impu
ted to him--either that I was invited to meet
Ii him, that I kept others from going, or that he
- was anxious to meet me, and was unsuccessful
o' in doing so. I will satisfy the Col. and his
- friends, before the election comes off, that I
am to be found by those who seek me. In
haste. THOMAS G. DAVIDSON.
The following is the article above referred to:
GOEENwE.I. SaRINUs.-There were between
- three and four hundred persons present at the
Springs on Saturday last. Messrs. Beale,
• Wailes and Pond had everything their own
way-and none of the fusion speakers were
present, notwithstanding free discussion was
Invited. Col. Pond stated that Mr. Davidson
yo was invited to meet himt at Greenwell, but so
far from doing so, Mr. I) took the trouble to
'4- see many persons in the eastern part of the
parish, and persuade them not to attend the
meeting. Col. Pond stated that he was anxi
onusto meet with Mr. Davidson, but thus far
r had been unsuccessful in his efforts to catch
For the Legislature, the democratic party
has presemted to the people of ]Jist Felielana, wr
two candidates, every way worthy of tleir en- Ph
tire confidence and support. Mr. iorynes has the
been a resident of this parish, for some fifteen tai
or eighteen years, and is well known,by almost do
every person within itt limits aione of our best eli
eitisens; as a high minded and honorable gen- fS
tlema in in every sense of that term; that he in
has the judgment to percelve and the ability to ag
promote, the best interestt of our parish and thi
I state,'as well as the dearest rights of the South,
no one can, in ustice deny. Born and reared un
in the adjoining state, nurtured in the true doc- all
trines of Jefferson and Madison, he has stead- ti
Ily maintained and defended those great prin. g,
ciples of constitutional liberty which constitute ph
the foundation pillars of this great Union of tb.
Sovrdgaties. The people of the parish will find
in him a faithful, vigilant and able representsa- a
tive, one who deserves their confidence, and a
we hope for the honor and interest of the par In
Ish, will receive their general support. be
Our other legislative candidate, Mr. Jones, b
is also from Mississippi, but has been a resident ,,
of this parish since the war with Mexico, in
which he bore a gallant part; he was a volp.n TI
' teer in Capt. Cooper's company, from Wilkin- wi
son C'y, and went out in the first Mississippi m
Regiment. At the storming of Monterey, by ,
ih Gen. Taylor, he was in the hottest of the fight. in
k. All know the gallant part which this regiment ri
Ir acted in that desperate charge through the bar.
leaded streets of the city. In that engagement ec
he received three wounds, fortunately slight,
,d the marks of which he will carry to his grave. I
r After the capture of Monterey, Gen'! Taylor t,
Is honored his company by selecting it as his body a
guard. Nor did his services to his country t<
end here. He was also in the battle of Buena
Vista, where the gallant conduct of his conu
pany was rewarded with another mark of high ~
distinction, that of each member of the com.
n being permitted to retain and keep their rifles
p and appendages as mementos to their children t
and friends of their gallant conduct in defence h
n' of the rights and honor of the American na- e
10 tion. These sacred tokens he now has in his t
' possession. Mr. Jones is now a substantial r
and most respected citizen of our parish, a
n- gentleman 'of marked ability and soundjudg
ment, a true state and southern rights man,
's' and every way qualified to make us a most use
d ful and able representative.
do Our parish candidates are all well known
ds and their names are a passport to every man's
WiUiom Patterson-we need but mention I
"n his name, and to say the "ofice seeks the man."
yr The people will rally around him.
nd Our young friend, W. W. Moore, is a pat
re ternof industry, zeal and activity. He richly
aly and truly deserves the support of every citizen,
who would reward youthful energy and honest
ce, ambition and effort to rise in the world. Elect
or Willis, and we will vouch for it, that he will
u- make us a faithful, trustworthy, active and en
ror ergetic sheriff.
ire .Toaeph Drowdy, is just as regular, true and
ad faithful to his duties, as the sun in his daily
course. If any holy expeetsto get any better
nd assessor in this parish, we do not know who it
ce will he,; then lht all reciollect the, old and true
to motto, "when we are doing well, we should
er- never risk the chance of doing better."
of Our same old Coroner, McGhee, is still on
hand. In him, the tree may be judged by its
he frnits; he makes a good Coronor, attentive to
his duties, and has demonstrated that he is ca
pable of making a good ex-officio sheriff,
Mne must be elected over the Bishop by
all means. Now, gentlemen candidates, spread
yourselves and do your duty.
Look Out, Beware..
All sorts of schemes will be fixed up, and
tricks played off upon the ususpecting between
this and the election, to obtain their votes.
Know Nothingism is full of trickery, and it
will adapt itself to anything, and make any pre
tention, to secure a vote.
The latest Know Nothing agony ill this res
pect, is the false impression, attempted to be
made, privately of course, that Mr. Patterson
don't care anything about the office of Clerk,
that his candidacy has been forced upon him,
because he was popular, and that he does not
care to be elected, and consequently makes no
effort to secure the election. These misrepre
sentations have been attempted,-then let his
friends and the public look out and beware of
Mr. Patterson, it is true, is not on "the
wild hunt after office." The office of Clerk seeks
him. Why do those who pretend to advocate
that as a fixed creed of their faith, turn upon
him and pretend he does not want it ? What
hypocrisy. Again, we repeat, look out, beware!
Be not deceived or misled, by the schemes, and
trieks of Know Nthin;ivm
The' Bo. Reverdy Johnsol of lMarand. the
ThI. distinguished itatesman and Jurist, has Lon;
written a letter to the exectve.oocommittee of o
Philadelphia for .elebrating the anniversary of aI
the adoption of the Constitution, in which ho tAm
takes occasion to give his views, touching the Not
doctrincs set forth by the know nothings, ex
cluding the udturalized eltlzeh from holding of- cid
lIee. He most emphatically, declares it to be zend
in violation of the constitution, and the more
aggravated, because it Is attempted to be done of
through the ballot box. Hear him- Johi
"In vesting in Congress the power to "establish an hav
I uniform rule of naturalization." it was Intended that
aliens by birth, might become citizeisj, y adoption.
and by confining the exclusion of such eltlsene from
the right to All the oflmee of President of the United N
States. and from no other right, it was designed to beel
place them in all other respects on an equality with taral
the natives, Col
It may be that in this stage of or history it wouldon
be well to change the existing rule. The period of
antecedent residenee may be too brief, and the guards chit
I against abuse lisauieent: but to combine together tric
in any form to exclude from oAce, those who have shu
been, or may become naturalized under the present cur
rule, Is as clear a violation of the Constition as would
be a forcible denial of any other right either of per
son or property. the
n That the wrong is to be done gives It no excuse. scn
- The thing is in Itself at wr with the Constitution
. wholly irrespective of the means by which it is com on
mitted. Indeed, it is rather an aggravation of it, as' n
it abuses the saered purpose of the franchise:. y con
Y verting it into an instrument of injuastie. from be- yea
l ing as it should he, the means of supporting all the he
t rights that the Constitution confers on the citizen. La
r- But the aspect in which such a combination, sue. clhi
t reesfully carrled out. would present us to the world, km
should be a matter of deep regret, It would prove o
' :ative Americans false to a most solemn national
. promise-that holds forth the expectation. In words
tr too elear for debate, of equality and rights This wr
after the expectation has been acted upon in good cia
faith by the emigrant -denies it. It, therefore, ear- chi
1 ries with it national dishonor. It makes also,' the ths
Constitution what it is not. It ehaiges the law. ho
which all are equally bound to obey, in spirit, as
h well as letter, and makes for itself a law." mn
a' Now what have our know nothing friends to of
os say to this. Here is one of our ablest constj
'n tntional lawyers in the Union-one who has ha
e been Representative and Senator in Congress,
- and has hold the office of Attorney General of hil
is the United States, nunder two Administrations, er
al pronouncing as his deliberate opinion, that the ye
a effort to exclude naturalized citizens from hol- tO
R ding of.ee, Is as clear a violation of the constl
n, tntion as would be a forcible denial of any other el
ie- right either of person or property." of
Let it be remembered, that Mr. Johnson is Y'
on a Whig and alwnys has been, and let it he re-, t
'8 membered also, that he is borne o ut in his opin- a
ion by other very distinguished whigs all over s
on the country, to say nothing of the almost entire
t." democratic party, who are of the same way of: 01
thinking, and his opinion deserves, at least re- hi
at. spect from the know nothings herea.onts, and i
iv should soften ia little, their asperity of feeling,
,, towards the deimorats of East Feliciann, who'
est embodied the san', sentiment in their resolu
et tions some time ago.
fill It was too manifest to escape the sagacity of t.
en- that able man, that the know nothings are seek- a
ing to do in-directly what they cannot do direct- o
nd ly. Hence, in his convincing argument a little n
ily further on, lie asks, "If a combination to the t1
ter injury of the naturalized citizen, merely be
u it cause of his being naturalized, is improper, how
rue nuch more improper, if that be possible, is such
aid a combination to affect the rights of a citizen,
whether native or naturalized, because merely c
on of his religious opinions."
its Again lie says
ito Of the calamities which ha, afflicted the world
since the birth of Christ, it Is not less true than
strange that the most appalling have had their orl
gin in dliferences of religions doctrine. That faith
by which inculcates peace on earth and good will to
end man has in man's obliquity and sin. frequently been I
tile actual cause of the most shocking cruelties,
Abandoning altogether the example of its great
founder, man has often attempted to teach its mild
and heavenly doctrines by means of the fagot and
and the sword. If the blood shed in these efforts, could
'eon be collected, it would deluge much of the earth.
._ If the agouies so caused could be now heard in
it n united voice, it would startle the world. And
yet all Ias been dlone ini the unaie of a mild patient,
pro- self-sacriticing anid merciful G(,d.
With such results, how ally Christian man can
rcs- doubt the duty of leaving matters of religluion to be
be settled between his brother aid his Maker passes my
ron comprehenieon. And then too what practical inft.
delity is there in any one or more sects assuming
rk, that they, of all others, are the elect of IIeavei.
him, A selfunflilclency so gross would be amusing, if it
not were inot so pernicious, and pernicious because impl
ire- With such powerful arguments drawnr from
Shis the cleaourest teachings of the constitution, the
e of pllainest dictates of reason, backed by ommnon
sense, uand tihe eternal principles of right and
I th'e justice we are at a loss to comprehend how any
sees persoin not blinded by passion, or party pr~ju-t
,cate ldice, cant hesitate to acknowledge their truth,
ipon or to yield to their influence. Party spirit
that mnust run high and a blind dleternumination to go
care! a-head, must govern the former omembers of the
and whig and democratic parties, who have joined
the kinw notliing=. ov they wc lrl eive :Ir I
the wise counselh Of aueh -ment as Johnson,
ITongstreet, QholwOp, Benjamin, Stephens,
Preston, Jones, and a h ost of others, who haver
spokenl out, and wanrned their counitry~ikin oT
the dangers to which the doctrines of the K. N.
American party must inevitably lead. "Know
Nothings" of Louisiaon he not longer deeelved,
but look at both sides of the quaetion, p.dde.
cide not as partizans, but as independent citi'
ze.s determined to do your duty, not tb l
party but to your country. Listen to the vole
of wisdom, in the letter of the Hoen. Rovs*
Johnsou. and the other worihles to whom VJf(
Never lhas the mysterious magician's weed
been more expert in its deceptions upon the rcat.
ural vision, than has been the political wanii'
Col. Pond in his attempts upon the mentalvil.
ion of the people. H, has been ringing the.
changes of Col. Davidson, over the whole dis.
trict, in re-echoing peals and by a Ixteroul
shuffle .of political reniniaceaces alway.s takes
care to place the canvass of his own recorded
scenes just behiad that of his opponent, where
they of course are suffered to remain in the ob
scurest bhack ground.
Col. Pond has been charging Col. Davidso.
on every occasion with bbing most inconsistent,
inasamch as he, (Col. P.) was, some fifteen
years ago an avowed native Amicrican, and that,
he advoented the repeal of the Natnuralizatio
Laws. how far Col. I). is obnoxious to these
charges we ire not able to say; but this we do
know, that whatever views he thea entertained
on that question, hie franakly anid openly admits
after years of reflection and observation, were
wrong, and in the canvass of 1852, freely 4e
clared that those opinions had undergoae a
- change upon the ground, of his conviction'
° that they were erroneously founded. This bt
honest and frank, and no honest and candid'
man will adhere to error, whe hlc is convinced
But how has it been with Col. Pondf Ie -
has changed so often, and inl so short a time,
that it is scarcely possible to keep the run of
lhim. In 1852, he was in favor of even a short
er term of probation, for citizenship, than five
years. He warmly and eloquently too, suppor
ted the proposition of Gen. Scott, that a year's
- service in the army or navy of the rountry,
.should enltitle a foreigner, to all the rights I
of citir.enship, and now, within two or three
is years, he makes-a complete summcerrt, a twan
e, ty years whirl, and declares that foreigners are
a very dangerous people and nothing less than
, twenty one years' time shall he allowed them to.
becotme citizens. Besides. instead of opening
f' our army and naval service to them, as in 1852,,
e he would now exclude themn from thcese services
id in totoe ; this is ilndeed quick work and thorough
ly accomplished, fully equalling the inagician's
o' astonishing dexterity. Presto, and it is done.
SBut what other recmarkahle turn has the Cdot
made since '52 ? If we reccollcet right and
are not most eggreglonsly deceived, he was at'
of that time, a very strong, a very decided,
k" and prominent Whig. His defence and support
te of the whig party and principles, were a head
and shoulders above almost anlybody el. '"
ie these parts. It was the true party, it was the
'- party of rilght, and above reproach, andl ipcor
;I rupltihle. But noww. Lo I and behohl I do you
rnot hear hin, almost daily, proclaiming thia
'i some whig party, to have been just as dirty a.b
y corrupt an the democratic party ever was?
Yea, awfully corrupt and rotten and seeming
to rejoice with exceeding joy, that hie halet
ild last made his cecape from it, by whirling outs
l- it, making anotlhr roulilnd anl( clear turn. i
Ith deed, if Col. Davidson hand two good leg.., and
to each one, two feet longer, with additional jinoi
yen lhe never could come up to these spry feats bf
cat political dexterity in lofty tumbling daring thif
lid balance of his natural life.
nnd Well, we hope Col. P. will have a good time
cld of it. We are only suspicious, that he will take
a another turn, just after the lifth of Novemin
In next, beiug as hie has got into a natural hatik
t that way. But sholdl he accidently turn oet
of Know Notlhigisnni, it will Ibe the cap slheaf
can of all his sinunersetts, and surely the bestlie
be has ever before made, In that case we weaould
my once more say, .Preslo--n hange.
cing K. N. COUNCIL DcssoranV.--We learni from
if it the True American published at Trealtc,n,
apl. J., that it coancil of Know Nothings at Elit
abethtown, N. J., the late residence of Gel.
romn Scott reccently surrendered their charter totbe
the State colineil, and dissolved their eonneotlc
anon thcrewith, oil account of the Abolition tender,
and eies of the order.
ay WY e have aciu requested to state. tllat th
'jc'I Ioi'hi Trecasurer has recelved tue school funid, for
utli, the quarter eniding September 30, amounting t
)irit 1008 dollars._
Sgo Thesplans of Clinton.
th New sand magnifcteent Scenory and ])ecorrtlsls
ined haIve busilly occuplod the members of this euterpri'
, itrin;, eerpi. 'IT'h-v will 'oon ca reidy ton prs.