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D iMOCRATIC TA TICK ,
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FO'I*CR3?ARY 0? IFAT3.
,A..__3NDREW S. IIERRON.
Or Eut Baton noug&
,; ~AM L F. MARKS.
~Of a qauoarnua.
C. E.' GRENEAUX.
-M £ OUM3Y 031RAL.
iNi- WARREN MOIIE.
liUU36? PUBLIC UDUOATIOZ.
Alt 5EEL BARD.
POE CONGRSO--TmRD DISTRICT.
T 'TOMAS GREEN DAVIDSON.
Of neat Baton Roue.
DEMO.RATIC PARISH TICKET.
" 1. :.JONES.
" WM.M PATTERSON.
W. W. MOORE,
THOS. L. McGHBE.
De oie WamIt Naiatol.-FIlth War.
7 . W. REESE,
THOS. B. McCLENDON
For the November Election.
FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY.
UW are authorised to announce W. FERGUS
ifýRAN, ai a candidate for Dxratuor ArrquaNr for
9ehoe uth Judicial Distriet. Je 16
DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL CLUB.
T HIS CLUB meets every RATUIr AY ENLNUo, at
their Club Room, on the West side of the Public
Square, at early candle lighting.. On which occa
sns, dmooratlo addresses will be delivered.
.4 G. W. MUNDAY. President.
iLai N. lao, Secretary.
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fENR c. tC be
illure1un b, fnoerte anS to hr s ends, anf the
iabltabtsi of East Follolana, generally, for the
kind and liberal patronage bestowed upon him snloe
be commenced business in Clinton, and assures then
no exertions shall be wanting on his part to merit
continuance of the same.
H. . Bamuaxo is fully prepared to supply plant,
era, and all others with every .artlole in the Drag
business, and from his long experience in that line,
combined with a practical acquaintance with obem.
lsty4dn llit branches, merely requests a trial as a
test of hi qtialfications. An accurate analysls of
mnural waters will be granted gratis, to those desa
roents of having It made.
Puaram.*'s PansaaPrtoxs are dispensed with
neatness and promptitude, and with great care as to
laWayg, cpwJ the minor details.
Satonatint supply of the choicest brands of Wine.
and SpiltL, on lian for YMEDICA, ruaroes,, only.
A large quantity of Ale and Porter, (first rate
quality,) continually coming to jyad.
,. 8, 8. does not fool disposed to adverla,"be
exact quantities of Drugs he has received lately,
fearing he might possibly uxNvxarate It, and not do
idunelf the Justice he Is so anxiously seeking.
HENRY 8. BEECHENO h C0.
Clinton, La., Oct. 13., 1825.
W HILT the yellow fever exists in Clinton, if my
country customers prefer leaving their orders
for any thing In my line of business, at the residences
of I}. We. a. Talt, Bythell Ilaynes, D. 8. Beaue
oh aeaI, 3. G. G rown, or Josiah Knigblon, I will
attend to them and leave the articles at those places
as soon as I can.
If the fever should continue In Clinton, small lots
of staple artlele, will be left at each of the above
mentlped places. for the Immediate use and conve
nlence of my friends.
ang 28 ISAAC N. LEMON.
VALUABLE LAND FOR SALE.
TIIE undersigned olters for sale, Three Hundred
Acres of Land, situate In the Parish of East Fe
liclanu, six miles from the town of Clinton, within
two of the Clinton & Port Hudson Rail Road, and
half a mile from a steam saw and grist mill. There
is a quantity of valuable ~ino timber on the tract,
and a stream of running, never failing water. runs
directly through it.
One hundred acres are cleared and under cultiva
tion. The Improvements are, a good dwdlling, out.
houses, cablns, stables, and gin house, in good and
For terms, ec., apply to J. W. Taylor. who Is my
duly authorized agent to dispose of the same.
aug 18-8t FRANK DIXON.
NO YELLOW FEVER.
BLANKETH, linseys, and negro shoes, received
. last season, for sate low, by
sept 3& J. G. DKARMOND.
POOi.D ahd Table Cutlery,just received and for
Pslo by J. G. DeARMOND.
PENS, PENCILS, & PEN HOLDERS.
JUST received, a great variety of Pens, l'enels,
and Pen holders, of every s.lape and kind. Eve
ery body can be suited. Call and buy.
oct 13 . I. N. LEMON.
SDOZ. Russell's, Clark a Co's, genuine Cod LIver
U O11, for sale by I. N. LEMON.
A LOT of Havana Cigars, received last night, by
A. e. IMgECHEO L Co.
aug 4 (Late Saler's.)
SP " aodt ashoot etO cotUU.
- . OLINTON, DA.
Saturday Morning, November 8, 1s86.
This talented and t.mlgetIo olpr gave their Irst
performance on last Te yevyeing. The attend
ance was not as large as we anticipted it would
vbee beesd altugh respectable as to number,
It was entirely too mall an audiene for the deserv
ed enoo ur tto whloh they e entitled. We
rmised tooe fhmilir fths of may who ave It
their favor and patrosge the last sesson. This we
did not artle from lukewmanees on their part.
t Jte play.. Don Guer de Basn waq well rep
res Adalthotugh ode of the principal performers
lwlmdrlratg everely rot idsposton. Our f.
werts, the life sd abodimet o the oompany, the
Mertene of tbh drama, wasUtruly herelf, and the
reoes of the past few months, seemed to have added
new life, and new vigor to her delineations. Our
space forbids us to go farther into detail, We must
close with.the musio. Under the direction of Mr.
Moses, the Orobestra hea been largely increased in
number, and we doubt much, If any town in the
state out of New Orleans can present as strong an
array of musical talent.
The books are now open for subserlptions for the
ensulng seeoa. at Mr. Nloholls'. We ask for those
who are ministering to our amusement, and Instruc
tion, a liberal and generous encouragement.
THE POLLS I TO THE POLLS I
lFellow citizens: Go to the Polls on
Monday next, as TRUE American freemen.
Go, unbound and untrammelled by violent
oaths, unknown to the laws and constitu
tion of your country. 'Go with a free con
science and with the TaUE dignity of an
American citizen. Go, with the panoply
and shield of the constitution around you.
Go with a determination to stand by the
great charter of constitutional liberty, be
queathed by your fathers, their precious
legacy to UNBOUrND freemen, rich, indeed,
in its blessings and its glories. Go, deter
mined fo preserve it against the vile at
tacks of northern conspirators. Go, and
defend it against secret, underground in
roads of northern know ;pothingism, and
its deluded southern sympathisers. Go to
the polls, then, and vote for the principles
of the constitution, which do not require
secrecy or illegal oaths to uphold them.
Go, and vote for the MEN who are battling
for the constitution and the rights of the
south, and against the midnight, aggressive,
and secret assaults of know nothingism,
and you will have done your duty as free.
men, to your country, and for your coun
K. N. WITHDRAWALS.
WI, the undersigned, hereby withdraw from
the Americao or Know Nothing party, and
from henceforth we are entirely disconnected
with the same.
T. B. HENDERSON,
G. W. HUNT.
East Feliciana, Oct. 80, 1855.
Mn. REIESE:-Permit me through your pa
per to announce to the public, that I am no
longer a member of the party or order, called
know nothings, and shall hereafter act with
the democratic party, because I bellete it to
be the only National party now in existence.
Clinton, Oct. 29, 1866.
PILAIN's SToas, Oct. 27, 1855.
Wa, the undersigned, believing the princi
ples of the new party, generally known as the
Know Nothing, or American party, to be un
constitutional, and anti-American, in letter,
spirit, and operation, and fraught with danger
to the nationality and the common interests,
welfare and happiness of our country, her in
stitutions and her people, do hereby withdraw
all allegiance from it, and declare ourselves
free and untrammelled by any party ties, oaths,
or obligations, to act as American citizens.
J. D. A. KIRKLAND,
J. P CARNEY,
S. W. CARNEY.
DECENOY AND PROPRIETY.
In the last issue of the American Patriot,
we have some of the finest specimens of good
manners and courteous propriety, over the left,
that is to be found in any of the political jour
nals of the times. The whole democratic par
ty is referred to, in language, objectionable in
the extreme. It is not only called corrupt,
but it is unblushingly charged upon it, that
they will stop at no means, however base, to
carry their point at the election. Can any
thing be more unjust, more uncalled for, and
further from the truth ? In East Feliciana, at
least, we had hoped, that no such charge could
be made against us, by a native of the Parish
especially, when he once belonged to that par
ty, and still claims to be a democrat. A great
majority of the voters of this Parish, are either
natives of the Parish, or of the United States.
There is not one voter in thirty who is a for
eigner by birth, How, then, is this wholesale
fraud to be perpetrated ? lie who steals ano
ther's goods, is sometimes the first to cry out,
" Stop thief I" It may be true that our oppo.
nents desire nothing but what is right. If so,
uo one will br deprived of his right to vote,
who is entitled to do so by law,-neither will
any one vote who is not so entitled " Equal
aud exact jostie to aH I" is our motto,
THE SHERFFALITY.--WILLIS W.
In the last issue of the know nothing or
gma of the pariah, appears an article, which
if it mean anything, is an attempt to ipsti
tute an unfavorable comparison between
East, the know nothing candidhte fbr Sher
flf, and the regaler nominee of the demo,
cratioe party for the same office. We say
nothing about the Aelicacy displayed in
this article, coming from the source it does
in view of the defalcations of the late
Sheriff, and while the grass is yetgreen on
his grave. It is but 'another instance of
the straits to which the support of a bad
cause will sometimes drive men. But
meeting the issue as it is made up, we should
like to know what there is in the character
or circumstances of Mr. East, to entitle
him to any consideration over his oppo
nent? We challenge comparison upon any
point that may be chosen. We affirm,
without any fear of refutation, that in all
those qualifications which go to make up
the character of a good officer, Mr. Moore
is at least flly equal to his opponent. We
might go further, but presume it is quite
enough in the estimation of our know no
thing friends to elevate him, to the same po
sition with Mr. East. In point of firmness,
decision, good business habits, and. general
integrity, he loses nothing by the compari
son. Although a young man, the constitu
tion of the state has declared that he is
old enough to fill the office, and it is well
known, that for many years he has been
actively engaged in business, contributing
in no small measure to the support of his
widowed mother and sisters, by the labor
of his own hands, and giving evidence of
energy, industry, and tact in business, sel
dom met with, in one of his age, To be
sure, in point of years, he is inferior to his
opponent, but we have yet to learn, that
age always brings wisdom with it, or that
something worse than the follies of youth,
is not often found in company with riper
" It has been the practice too much of our
people, to elect men to this station who are
noted for their goodness of heart; and thi,
very quality, disposing them to make too free,
use of the puhiic funds to accommodate their
friends, has proved the ruin of more than one
good man. Let the voters look well to their
own interest on the 5th of November next.
This subject requires serious consideration, and
it is hoped it will not be lightly considered."
What is this but a " damning insinuation,"
that East is par excellence the man who
will "not make too free use of the public
funds for the accommodation of his friends,"
and that Moore may make such use of them.
And what is there in the character of Mr.
East to justify such an insinuation against
his opponent? What evidence has he ever
given of integrity so much superior to that
of other men, and especially to that of Mr.
"If East, the native American candi
date, is elected, there need be no fear on
his account." And why should there be
any fear if Moore is elected? Who doubts
his integrity? Who denies his fitness for
the office? Who has ever accused him of
a want of energy and decision of character?
Raised here in our midst, he has been known
to the people of the parish from his child
hood, and in any capacity in which he has
yet appeared, who has ever doubted his
ability? Who will dare to say, that he
has not been " punctual in the discharge of
every duty that has yet devolved upon him,
and reliable in every sense of the term."
All other arts failing to defeat the elec
tion of this gentleman, it is now whined in
some corners of the Parish, " that he did
not want the offico ;" " that it was forced
upon him ;" and, " that he can live without
it." Were it not, that the know nothing
party in this section, had long since got
beyond the blushing point, we would ex
pect to see some little coloring at this an
nouncement. Why, according to their own
showing, Mr. Patterson is the only man
they ought to vote for I HIe did not seek the
office; he did not electioneer for it; he
resorted to no arts to defeat any competi
tor; but the unanimous suffrages of a
great party, unsolicited by him, sought him
out, and placed him where ho now is.
Who, among the office-abjuring party can
say as much ?
Jiir VOTE THE ENJTIRE DEMO
CR./1TIC TICKET, WITHOUT ANY
ait.DO A'OT SWOP .A VOTE!
"Old Documeits are Dangeros."
Under this head, the " Patriot," had re-pub
lished an address of the Democratic Central
Committee of thirparish, to the people, in the
" fall of 1848. We are unable to perceive what
c object or design is intended to be effected
. by the present pubitcation of that docu
ment. If "old documents are dangerous,'
they are only of that character, which are left
behind bypolitcal shifters and trimmers, whose
vision is far too tadlful to see themselves as
others see them, if, indeed, their risibility be at
all perceptable, and not those which contain
solid fact and, truth, as in the one alluded to
above. We do now RE-ENDORSE every
sentiment of that address, and return our hum
ble thanks to the Patriot for its reproduction,
especially at this time, when the same warning
is equally applicable to the present designs of
Know Nothingism to subject the south to the
secret and mysterious power of an oath-bound
northers dictatorship, that assumes to exercise
authority higher than the constitution and to
inflict punishment unknown to the laws of the
The warning of that address was in favor
of the sourn. Is that its sin ? It warned the
people of the south against afiliating with
lbfillard Fillmore, and his northern admirers,
because he had emphatically declared himself
OPPOSED TO THE ANNEXATION OF
TEXAS, 80so LONG AS SLAVES AREl HELD TEREIN.
Because he was in favor of Congress abolish
ing the trade of slaves between the people
of the slave states. Because he was in fa
vor of immediate legislation To Anousn erSLAVER
in the District of Columbia; any one of which
acts would cause a dissolution of this Union.
Is this the sin of that address ? and do we now
understand that Know Nothingism south, con
demns that address, and warning on these
grounds ? Then indeed has the south most se
rious cause to be alarmed at the iminent peril
and danger to which Know Nothingism in its
blind infatuation would lead her.
But what were the fruits of that afiliation
with Millard Fillmore ? What was the first
humiliation; the first outrage and heinous
wrong; the first insult and degradation inflict
ed upon the south by the administration which
was produced by that same affiliation ? Were
not her dearest rights "surrendered," " barter
ed away," "signed," "scaled," and "ddivered
v,rer" by the dark deeds and designs of that same
administration in " surrendering" CALIFOR
N IA " to northern cupidity and fanaticism?"
Does southern Know Nothingism sanction and
approve this "foul deed of conreyance" by the
high contracting and affiliating parties then
dceitanccd and warned against by the old doc
ument ? This memorable act of turpitude and
gross injustice to the south in depriving her
people of the right of settling. in California
with their property, in excluding the citizens of
fifteen sovereign states from the privilege of em
igrating with their property, and settling in a
territory which was purchased by their blood
and won, almost exclusively, by their valor,
fell upon the south like a pall, and met the
deep murmers of indignation and execration
of every true southern bosonm from Maryland
to the Rio Grand.
California lies south of the Missouri Com
promise line, yet the same administration which
was brought into power by the affiliation of
Taylor, and Fillmore, the abolitionist, planned
and concocted its schemes to deliver it over to
northern fanaticism by bringing it into tile uni
on as a FREE STATE, and thereby cut off
the whole south from all rights, benefits, and
advantages of a great and fertile territory, ex
cept on the terms and conditions of northern
abolition fanatics, the especial admirers of
Millard Fillmore. We challenge and defy a
contradiction of these facts. Does Know No
thingism in Louisiana approve and sanction this
deed of conveyance to the abolitionists by now
attempting to deride the warning against it in
1848 l Then we do not wonder that every
Know Nothing candidate for Congress in the
state is opposed to that great southern measure,
the Kansas and Nebraska act.
We might stop here anrd leave the warnings
and predictions of that old ldoelmeut, most fear
fully fulfilled and most degradingly realized
by the south, but the machinations of that
same a/filating administration did not rest here.
So bitter was its continued opposition and de
termined efforts against the interests and indo
peindence of thie south, that the bard, idea of
Cuba, at sometinme becoming annexed as a
slave state, aroused even its bloodly vengeance
to thie extent of issuing its death warrant, by
proclamation, for the ignomrinious and dastard
ly murder of manry of the truest and noblest
sons of the south, as pirates and robbers! But
we will not dwell upon the sickening and hu
miliating consequences of that unnatural, un
wise, and, to the south, most unfortunate ajil
iation of TLaylor, and Fillmore, the abolitionist.
These conscequcnces and the facts which have
transpired, thow that we were in the right
and what wil) then fear t d predicted, he
become a fatal reaity, .he south has bee
degraded, deprived of her rights, her political
advancement and independence prostrated,"
efushed, and the admiunstration of Tayl1p~o
Fillmore thie abolitionist, stands repb bla
for it. .
We would now hold up the warni pge tu
same old document to the view of l oth.
ingiam in the south. The asilation of-.
and Fillmore laid the foundation of the di
ruption and downfall of the old Whig pMpr
the adllation of northern and southern bkuon
thingism, if successhl, would lead to fhb'.l
degrading and ruinous consequenese t1
south. It has agreed to anti aecepted :
from its northern allies, which the oldt
party would look upon with scorn and&
tempt. Southern know nothingism, thutit~II
has yielded more and cringed lower to eeoag
late northern know nothing abolitiolhua,. J
the Philadelphia Grand Council, thaR hae ever
before disgraced the records of any party.-..
The vast territorlos of the federal governmeAt
at one fell swoop, are proposed to be bartered
away for tluo pitiful hope of power and spolls,
by southern know nothings in that council, by
disclaiming any expression of opinion on tbQ
part, against the power of Congress to I
latie upon slavery in the territories; thus tacitly
declaring to abolition know nothingish' to go
on with its slavery agitations, to say what
will, legislate as it will, wie will say nothigg
and do nothing against these vile outrages
and insults on your part.
Such is the humiliating position of southera
Know Nothiugism ; such is its filiation with
northern know notbingism, and thus has been
fully consummated, the black conspiracy opb
olitionism, to divide, break down, and over.
throw the power of the south. Thank Go4i
an intelligent., high-minded and patriotic peo.
pie, true to the south, the constitution, and the
I union, will most signally frustrate and over
throw this treasonable conspiracy against the
south, her institutions and just rights.
" Old documents are dangerous," especially
w lihe handled by visionary, and light headed
gentry, and as one of this character has been
hunted and nnwrittingly turned up from its
musty resting place, we would again earnestly
commend the warnings therein to special atten.t
tion and consideration at this time, as equally,
if not more forcibly applicable to southern
know nothingism, in its sworn affliation, with
northern know nothing abolitionism.
We again thank the Patriot for its repro
duction of that old do~umett, and we would'
earnestly call the attention of its know nothing
readers to the warnings therein set forth, and
the truth of their sad verifications. Those
warnings now'apply to their case, and we hope
and trust they will profit by facts and expo
rim.c., lay aside their unjust prejudices, shake
ofl their fatal delusions, and become true and
noble defenders of the constitution and the
Mr. Dreux's Speech,
This gentleman on Monday last addressed a
portion of his fellow citizens in the courthouse.
As a speaker lie is deliberate, and self-possess
ed, and had he the right side of the question,
would no doubt, do justice to himself, and the
subject, but unfortunately for him he was on
the wrong side. The very first position he as.
sunmed, carried with it, its own refutation. H}
said that in 1852, when the great and glorious
democratic party triumphed in the election of
Mr. Pierce and le was installed as President,
this great party died. Who is so silly as to
believe such an assertion, after the recent elec- .
tions in Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina,
Georgia, Alabama, Texas, Indiana, Pennsyl
vanin, and Maine. No man acquainted withl
the political history of the country can, for a
moment entertain such an opinion. Most of
his arguments were on a par with this.
But that which we condemn in the speech of
Mr. Dreux, as more objectionable, than any
thing else, was his inflammatory appeals to the
followers of Sam, to go to the ballot-box, and
defend it, with their lives if necessary, and told
his audience, that was the way they were go
ing to do in New Orleans. This counselling
of violence, we consider uncalled for, and ob
jectionable in the extreme. If our laws are
not sufficiently strong to prevent fraud, let
them be amended, but we protest against any
man, or set of men, taking the laws into theirI
own hands, and depriving any portion of otn
fellow citizens from voting at the polls, because
they may happen to think they are not enti
tled legally to vote. If any man votes,
who is not legally entitled to do so, he is lia
ble to be prosecuted andpunished severely by
law. What more can any man desire, who
wants justice and right to prevail. The demo
crats are as far, from wishing any one to vote,
who is not legally entitled to do so, as our
know nothing brethren, can possibly be. If
they desire nothing but what is right, they
will join with the democratic party, as they