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LOUISIANA STATE E MOTION.
O OP33O3. @OWORIU.
Plaqamises,...... 89 998 381 918
St. Bernard ...... 149 184 167 124
Orleans, right bank, 141 298 161 285
" d district,. 3081 1140 1068 1188
" 3d " 610 889 668 888
$119 3618 9968 3688
24 Contredalst Distlot.
Orles, l district. 1881 9017 1881 3069
4th do 809 690 819 619
Jeferno,......... 400 697 897 699
St. Oharles,....... 69 60 61 61
St. John Baptist,.. 196 331 65 61
St. Jases,........ 161 814 161 808
Aseusion,.... .... 411 388 414 980
Assumption, ...... 64 988 769 988
L"fourohe,........ 660 416 868 898
Torrebonne,..... ,. 867 879 879 866
St. Mary......... 890 487 841 896
St. t....... 80 494 S99 487
6310 6085 6180 5811
5d Oonpreloaa1 Distrlsts,
Ooodla,..ý.... . 5566. 146 68 146
St. Tammany, ..... 147 888 181 889
Euast Fellans,.. 490 866 97 884
West Fellatan,... 369 946 388 268
East Batofst $oge,. 490 647 464 664
West Bato ouge. 188 318 180 916
Cataebols........ 854 877 846 890
Ted .......... 149 119 189 187
I ervI,, ........ 418 988 458 298
Avoyeles ........ 489 881 488 881
Carroll .......... 876 961 864 979
Point Coupee..... 450 808 449 800
Madison,....... 147 906 148 909
Livingston....... 869 384 878 318
St. Helena,....... 806 804 994 810
Washlgton ....3.. 994 188 971 199
4908 4561 4781 4616
4thna C ongr onst Distrit.
Verlmillion........ 388 143 281 185
St Landry,....... 1086 786 1056 760
Caldwell,......... 260 78 69 16
Lafayette ........ 470 189 411 151
Bienville........... 688 247 622 298
Winn............ 369 150 268 151
Rapides, ......... 687 616 681 618
Natchitoches, ..... 578 489 676 478
Snhino........... 415 944 419 249
Oalcasien, ........ 839 94 897 24
De Soto,......... 494 848 4712 858
Bomsier .......... 863 208 889 279
Claihorne ........ 7'97 686 788 729
Union,............ 539 439 535 434
Onachitn, ........ 349 2.51 858 258
Franklin ......... 235 11:3 286 178
t(UtIlo,........... 433 455 429 457
Jnc('km........... 643 888 588 826
Morehouse, . . .... 859 844 854 351
8948 6288 8949 64601
ExAr,.ND AND) TILE WA.-A distin
guilshed imember and a leader in the Brit
ish House of Commons, was recently in
Paris, and in conversation with an Ameri
can citizen, the correspondent of the Na
tional Intelligencer, expressed himself to
the following effect:
"We cannot carry on this war. It is
ruinous to us in every way; our taxes are
increasinug, and we shall find a difficulty in
making new loans. Thus far the war has
been more destructive of life and waste of
material' in money than any previous one
in the history of France and England- In
the Moscow campaign, France, Italy, IIol
land, Germany, Sparn, in fact, all Europe,
constituted the" French army of invasion.
Probably not over one-third of that army
was composed of Frenchmen; but now the
force is exclusively French and English,
and they have already lost 200,000
men hors de combat-the former number may
probably be counted as dead; and the ex
penditure of the two countries fully two
hundred millions of pounds sterling since
the commencement of hostilities. And what
have we gained by this dreadful expendi
ture of blood and treasure except one of
the suburbs of Sobastopol? And we arc no
nearer to peace than when the war began.
It is ridiculous for us to suppose tlhat we
can force Russia to a peace; for even if we
were able to conquer the whole Criuca, it
would take one hundred and fifty thousand
men to guard it, and if such a thing were
possible as the capture of Moscow and St.
Petersburg, even that would not produce
peace. The Russians are a patriotic peo
ple, and what is worse, they are as ignorant
hfnatical as the Turks, and with indomita
ble courage. The great Frederick said
' you may kill them, but you cannot BEAT
them,' and they are the same people now.
It is a matter of surprise how tussia tinds
resources. She appears to have plenty of
money, and if it comes from her own sub
jects it shows their patriotism."
IrTho worth of everything is determined
by the demand for it. In the desert of Ara
bia, a pitcher of cold water is of more real
salve the. a , ou",s .f gold.
3DITZD DT A SPICIAL DEMOCRATIL COMMITTrS.
SaturdayMorning, December 1, 185,
DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE,
PARISH Or .5.T KtICOIANA.
The Democratic Ceutral Committee cordial
ly congratulate their brethren, the Democracy
of the Parish of East Feliciana, upon the late
signal triumphs achieved within our Parish, as
well as throughout the State, in behalf of the
true principles of the constitution, as embod
led in the faith and creed of the National De
mocracy, and announce to them that said com
mittee wilt hold its first regular meeting for
the Presidential canvass of 1856, on the First
Saturday of the oaost of February ,art. In
the mean time, we will repose with our armor
on, and come forth with,a re-invigoration of
that ceaseless vigilance, which is the price of
our liberty and the safeguard of the constitu
tion. The glorious triumphs which have greet
ed you from other noblelstates, in behalf of po
litical and religious freedom, assures you of thl.
stability of the constitution and a continuance
of the prosperous and wholesome rule of demn
ocratic principles under it. Such are the pros
pects that animate and cheer you onward, and
may the favors of a kind Providence rest upon
yon. EDWARD DELONY,
thalpman Deam Central Commlttue, East Feliclana.
I. N. LExoN, Secretary.
Clinton, La., November 28, 1835.
SM'We have been requested to state that
there will be a parade of the Clinton Protec.
tion Fire Company, on Monday, the 10th inst,
SaOnr thanks are due to the obliging Cap.
tain of the Bella Donna, for late city papers.
It will be seen by reference to our advcrtising
columas that the days of her departure from
New Orleans, Bayou Sara, and Port Hudson
have been changed
GODEY FOR DECEMBER.-We have received
this number, the last of this year's volume. It
lacks nothing of its usual excellence. Its pro
prietor announces that the ensuing number of
the coming year will surpass those of the past,
a promise which may be safely relied on.
His terms, cash in advance are: One copy
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ScTIEaN CunrIvxriToie Fon Decexn Fen.-Thi s
number well stored with useful antd instructive
agricultural articles, has Ieen rc, ivrul.
A tnew volume .,)!m i . 0 ,u :. . lit'.-t of the
yeno., at thie lw , )%1 pr' - z $ r,.,hould
-- '1',.i.. .-1.riiii! ,ý-i v,,.ra',, ,Y,,.*r't . fort this
su lih, ,.m lhitif- -.x1 ll. ut ri" i M onl
the " 1'rt'si ntial Negative." 1i f , lt :sh.
edl with steel engravings of tih Ilon. W\Vn
\'right, iand the llIon. IIoratio Seymour.
Tue OvFFICr . I ETURNs.--Our table for th',
State, is now comIlete. The vote standls, fort
Governor : Wicklitfe, 23,8332 ; Derliguy, 19,
802, Wickliffe's majority, 2,830.
The following is the congre.sional vote :
Dist.. I"Cmocrat, Know Nothing.
1. Fabre ..... 2258 Eustis, ...... 2588
2. Taylor, .... 6180 hlut ....... 5811
3. )Davidlson.. 4731 Poid(l........ 4616
4. Sandidge, .. 8943 Lewis.,...... 6461
For Iliamoval, 14,435; Against ItRemoval,
17,000. Majority against retmoval, 3,105.
Tui L'Eic"'stt Q(uesrIOx.-A vote was t:kell
within the corporation, on Wetlnestly last
iupon the Licentse qutestion. Licelise wals 'tll'
r;hd by ai majority of eleven votes. One year
igo, the vote.againlst it was three to one.
'I'll E SIIlERIFFALITY.
The apl)toiil eit 01'of . i 4.. . l1i,.ws, to
the offlice of Sherilf, uIadte vactlit I y ltlt 1i -
timitly tldeathi of W. W. Meloscsi, ihas Iiii ri.
:dived wSitli lmarked upplrohltioi Iill genelral
saiitist'tion iby the good (citiztenis of Ihis parish.
fit this getitllnlltita they have hadl the expl'ri' n.,
of kinoiwin:, that, whil e h w 'is til itcu.'i ntli
htretoforte he fierforietd all tlhe lduti.s iipolii,.i
uitpon hihii, with alacrity anid corrl'cttt ss ; Ith;i
the state tax was collectied in duoe season, afd
promptly paid into the State ''lreasuiy. lii
these evidences of the lpist, they hitave aiti erir'lst
for the future, thiat recoiuiaentIs this selectionl
to their confidieince atnd ulltpprlloitiot.
Mir. Brown entered uilpotlt the duties of' hsl
oltlice on Thursday last, allid wi tie fllelisel to
add, has appoiiited GUo. C. C tOMSitoe, its his
olfice deputy. A Ulore complletetlt assitatll
could not have been lfppoifiteld, ailtd which
will be received throughoghout tie prish with
THE GEORGIA PLATFORLM.
We publish on our first page, the platform
of principles, adopted at a meeting held at
Milledgeville, Ga., which was attended by
the most distinguished statesmen of that state.
This meeting was held in view of the condition
of things at the north on the subject of slave-I
ry, and the power of Congress over the ques
tion ihl the territories. They see from afar the
gathering storm, and like good mariners, are
preparing to ward off the dangers that threat
en the destruction of our federal union, and
the peace, happiness, and prosperity of the
southern states. They see the sectional strife
that is attempted by the formation of a fusi.o
party at the north, under the name of Repui
lican, led on by that arch enemy of the south,
Wm. II. Seward, and have nobly presented a
Southern Platform upon which the people of
the south without distinction of party, should
stand to save the union, and preserve the con
stitution from the higher law doctrines, by
which Seward anti his followers profess to be
govRrned. Will southern know nothings feel
thtwiselves insulted by asking them to examine
this platform, and to adopt it as the best anti.
dote against their recent defeat in nearly all the
southern states. They should discard their
oaths, ritual, and secret political preaching,
and like true Americans in feeling and prac
tice, boldly and fearlessly advocate in open
day, what they approve. So long as they keep
up their present tactics and net in the dark,
holding their meetings in secret and bind
ing their followers by an obligation which vir
tually takes away their rights as freemen, de
feat, certain and inevitable, awaits them in the
We are admonished by Gen. Cass and many
other worthies whose deeds are among the
brightest, recorded in our country's history,
that the Union was never in more danger,
than it is at the present time. To save it and
preserve the equality of the states and the
rights of the people as secured by the constitu
tion, should be the unwavering determination
of every true patriot in the land, and more es
pecially the people of the south. Can not
know nothings and denmoerats n.t tog:ether for
a common object llke this. The benefits that
would result would be shared alike by all.
The glory would belong to Ioth, and shouhl
we faill, a common danger shou|,l make us mn
tual friends. Whenever the l'Uion is dissolv
ed, then we shall have to be united, or ruin
will be our common fate. God forbid that
such a direful calamity shall ever overtake us.
To lirevent it, now is the time for the southIerI
p, oil, t to speak out and act together on all
tihe questions that have grown out of tlh agi
tation of slavery in Congress, and throlgitout
the northern states. The admission of Kansas
as a slave state will save the Union. To re
fuse her admission becmau she may ask it as a
slave state will destroy it. The present con
gress, perhaps, will tell the story. Much de
pends upon the people of the south. Much
depends upon the attitude of the slave holding
states. Southern senators and southern repl
retntatives in Congress, should be firmly sus
tained by the southern people. The moral
lfl et of such a tourse oa the part of the south
towardls their sortators and representatives wil
not fail to be great and salutary upon the ac
Lion ofl Conigress touching the molnentons is
sues Sth:t will Ihe suspsended upon its acition,
with regard to slavery in the territories, amd
the admission of Kannas into the Union as a
shive state. Shall party prejudlices and party
discill e have the baneful influence te prevent
this great a11 iall important consideration ?---
Nothiing elsee, w, a: e sure, couhl prevent iaionl
of thought, feeling, anti action, at a crisis like
thism. Again we invite the attention of all
parties to the Georgia plhtflorm, aIl piarticn
larly our know nothing brethren.
THEi Pl IIOSI'PEUT BEFORE US.
In our last issue, we aplpealed to our know
nothing 1 thrthten, and presented faithfully to
thlem the pIoliitcal conditionl of the coulntry as
it now upplears, through the aspect of parties
at the orth. ThI'at lpicture iving ,t trll one,
and we defy anyonel to gainsay it, what should
patrio)tic. southern nwn resolve uponll ? Is there
but on' dirt Cet course to pursue ?' The demIlo
eratic p fily Ibeing the only real national party
in lt( iionl, without at presenlt any hojpe of
I h'unding naother, betfre the next pr'esidentiallh
''l'l)ll, ill i C('ild i h: the iollttt Ilult St oe
i S ui \vit it it, a nod tliitod ig lloi, black rel) lianll
paty)', haildeld by Wi. iH. Seward, who a1 hie
sitatt to choose between thmtn. Delocracy,
the cottstitutioni, ,tau the union on one side,
;land lolitiolln, dismllllioll, IIand the worst pllrlty
ver formite(I l this nationl on the other.
;Sholld the know Iothliug or .,ilunriulln party
ill Ithe sothl t rli Tl States, nomllnilllt i ealdidate
for P're.'ident, they could only hope to divide
the electoral voe thereof with the emlllocratic
canldida, tlhereby ilndirectly a;dilgt and assist
ting, W. 11. Seward to be lPrucidneit,-thoe
gl'Rnd hkad and miuanger of the black lepubli
can, or Simon pure aolition party. at the
north. They can have no chance whatever, to
carry a single northern state. The Democrats
on the other hand, will carry Pennsylvania.
Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, Michigan, Illi
nois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and possibly New York.
Shomuld the softs andti hards unite, as' they will,
on the Prceidential question, we shall be cer
tain even to carry that state, with a good pros
pect of New IIampshire, Connecticut. Ohio,
Delaware, and California.
KANSAS AND SLAVERY.
In order that the south shall regain its
strength and equillibrium which was lost by the
means that transformed California and brought,
it into the union us a free state, although lying
mainly south of 30" 30, it is being proposed
and acted upon in most of the southern states
to raise funds for the purpose of sending cor
panics of emigrants to Kansas composed of
young and able bodied southern men with or
without families, who have not sullicient means
to enable them to travel the distance and sup
port themselves in a country but yet at wilder
ness and where provisions of all kinds must
needs be of high prices. The states of Virgin
in, S. Carolina, Georgia and Alabama are not
ing promptly in this important movement, and
doubtless a considerable amount of funds will
soon be raised for the noble objects contempla
ted. In Georgia it is proposed by several men
of wealth to subscribe $500 each, aud others
propose that each slave owner advance fifty
cents per head for the number of his slaves
over ten years of age. In Alabauma a propo
sition is about going before her legislature to
appropriate $100,000 for the same object.
These movements are highly auspicious and
will doubtless be carried into execution.
The question suggests itself, what will the
people of Louisiana do in this most laudible
and practical plha of strengthening the south
and securing its righit and interests ? We
holpe that some lproper deminonstration will soon
be made in behialf gfit. Let the press take hull
of the matter in the right spirit and call the
minds and thoughts of the people to it; we will
nut claim it us a democratic |measure; but p)ur
Ivy a sentrrn mnornent for thle sceurity andl sp
port of thel dear'st rights and intercst s of the
southern oile,--thAler.ore all parties may
take na hmbd in the good work, andti all trul,
southo rn lu.II will have an opportunily to hliow
their fJrith by their works.
We throw out these few suggestio:s for the
present, and will recur to the slbhject again
A C..xslln ircr.muci n..-Thr e Opelousas Conu
rier, which miodcstly lproclaims the dlemocratic
triumph in St. Landry, says:
" We wire tohl that at Gros Chevreail, af
tcr the polls wire clos(ed, aI youhll IIl8 (of re's
pectability anid standing, who was a know no
thing, came forward, went to thile collli:sionrs
of election and in presence of il tihe electors
told theln with that solemnity and firmness of
voice which are sure proofs of a deep convic
tion and an honesty of purpose: " Gentlemen,
I wish it to be distinctly understood, I have
done with the K. N. Iparty. I have dischiarg
ed my obligations fail hfully; I thought my
honor deserved it, but fromn this day out. I shall
never be with you again. I can no longer bear
being dictated to like a slave !"
This is i i: lalnguage of an A merican citizen,
iprol of his birth--proud of his country--
pyr'ou of his liberty n11d privilege, sind.willing
to extend them to all, by plroclanlin:I aloud
with the hllilanthlrolist : " the world is my
home, mll every holllest miiani is lay brother!"
There are some among ius whom we hope soon
to hliar a ike the same tnoble Inal honorable
Ildelaraltion in behalf of their own inalienable
right:. The Courier dots not say whether the
yolllng gentlel an wias formerly a demlocrat or
whig, hut that makes no difference. Know No.
thingismn is not i lfitting thing for fyoung mel of
either of the old palrties, its demnoraliziig in
tir.nc Il:iVay attach to them bad and disagreca.
,li i:i,. through life, so let them comen out
at owi anl nol loniger carry the miark of Ciin,
which i is so ! ly stlllllumped uponii that mlidniglh
order. ll dnoing so, they cannot Iperform a Inore
worthy ilnd honorable net, nor one that will
Ilfford them more real sellf-scltisfaretionll
. j A t 1 Ilus been well sail, that " the glory
anil strenigth of tlhe Demliocratic party consists,
not only in the purity of the principles which
its votaries plossess, but the tenacity with which
tholse pirinlcilels are adhered to, through evil
as well as goodi report." This truth lhas been
mlost nobly verified in the history of the past
two years. Whllen knlow nlothiniSimuti seeNmed
de.ltied to wave over the Union, in one con
tinutled tide of (secets+, thile democratic party,
trueli to plrincille, boldly anid fearlessly exposed
thile trick, and Ibttled against the ildangerous
aiinl iuicollstitutionial doctrines which for i time
took pousessioni of the publlic mliand anld fore
bode the destructionl of freedofm itself. Yes,
" tile true demtlocrat onlly sees tlhe great princi
ples of republican equality luid constitutional
freisloru as the standard by which hle ,judges
of the political measures which ho struggles
to carry out in his every public act when his
party is in power, and does battle to reinstate
whenever such principles are invaded" ." I
prosperity or adversity, in victory or defeat'
his eye is ever fixed upon the constitution, and
the principles of his political faith. Those are
his chart and compass, and to these alone. he
looks for safety in every emergency. ;T"he
greater the danger, the firmer he cling..a,
them, and the greater his exertions to save the
Union, and the great and glorious bleu.
that it confers, ever relying with firm cu
dence on the " sober second thought" of t
people, and their disposition to do right.
AMERICAN CONVENTION AT O1la,
CINCINNATI, Nov. 23.-The American OCqn"
vention in sessiou in Cincinnati, yesterday
adopted a majority report containing the fo.
They demand the restoration of the Missouri
Compromise, and failing in attaining that end,
claim that Congress should refuse to admit any
state into the Union tolerating slavery, which
may be formed out of territory from which
slavery was excluded by the compromise. They
protest against coalescing with any party thatt
demands the abandonment of the American
party. The report recommends the meeting
of the American delegates at Philadelphia on
19th of February.
The minority report, which was rejected, in1
sists upon tile exclusion.of slavery from the
territories, says that proscription on account
of birth is unwarrantable; opposes secrecy; re
Igards the slavery question as paramonnt to all
others, and recommends river and harbour im
provements and a generous foreign policy.
The minority report was sustained chiefly by
the delegates from Ohio and Michigan.
A NAUTICAL WITNESS.-A sailor was
called upon the stand as a witnes.
" Well sir," said the lawyer "do you
know the plaintiff and defendant?"
"I don't know the drift of them words,"
answered the sailot.
" What, not know tl,, ialning of plaint
illff and defendant !" continul- the lawyer;
"you are a pretty fellow to come here as a
wit ness. Can you tell ime where on board
the ship it was tlhat this manI struck the
Ahaft the linnacl'." said JTack.
" hafit the biiunacl!" said the lawyer,
what do you manhny that ?"
" A plretty fellow you," resplonded the
sailor, " to coin here as a lawyer, and don't
know what abaft the binnacle means."
At a stated meeting of Olive Ludge, No. 52
A.'. Y.'. M.'., held at their Lodge Room in
the Iown of (,linton, La. on thth evening of the
17;1 inst, a commtittee of thriee was C9poiuted
to draft suitrble resolutions, in relation to
their deceased brother, l)r. A. B. Taylor.
They submitted the fo-llwitrg:
WViIAEs, un nill-wie Providl.. has taken
from this cart hi our beloved brother, Dr. A.
B, Taylor, and removed him, as we sincerely
trust, to that heavenly home, prepared for
those who love and serve hinm.
Resolved, T'lhat us IMasons, we deplore his
loss as a Ibri"ht and worthy Ibrother of our fra
ternity, who was ready to extend the virtuous
aild chlrit:ible tea:lillgs of the order, by prac.
tihal exemplification to his feillow man; that in
his death, soulety has lost a UIsefil citizen, his
flamily :al ,11f,'tiouate husband a tender parent,
a'd a chr stiain g4uid,'.
It,.holved, '1' lit we condole with his friends
and relatio s; in their bereaveen'at, and while
with theim we drop the sympathc tic tear, we
have the hope that he has exchanged this mor
t:d pilgrimage for a heavenly immortality.
RIesolved, That the lodge be clothed in the
Iroper insignia of mourning and that the moma.
beIs thereof wear the usual badge for the space
of th lirty days.
Resolved, Th at a copy of these resolutions
be forwarded to his hereaved tainily, and that
they be published in the .journals of Clinton.
W. W. CHAPMAN.
W. It. O'REILLY.
Clinton La. Nov. 17th 1l55.
At a meeting of CsINTo. Locue, No. 27,
1. O. O. F., the following Preamble and Iteso
lutions were adopted :
Wi:tl~elE , by a disposition of Providence, we
have been called upon to mourn the loss of
our true and beloved brother R. C. CAInaxA,
Resolved, That in the tlecease of our Broth
er, we are called uIpon to mourn the loss of one
in whom we behold, fully exemplified, the great
and cardinal principles of our fraternal order,
and one whose loss is not only felt by us, but
by the community of which he was a worthy
Resolved, That we deeply sympathise withb
the bereaved fiuuily and friends of the deceas
ed, and will practically illustrate, as far as in
us lies, that sympathy.
Resolved, That we will wear the usual in
signia of mourning, for thirty daiys, as a token
of our high regard for the deceased brother.
lResolved, That a copy of these resolutions
be publlished in ach of the newspapel)rs in Clin
ton, and that la copy of the saume be trausmit
ted to the family of the deceased.
Respeetf'ully submitted in the fraternal bonds
of F. L. & TI'., by your c mmittee.
O. P. LANGWORTIIY.
S. E. IIUTNTEI.,
J). C. MOR(GAN,
('linton, La. Nov. ~,'4, 1 5"A.