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"-The Thespian Society of Clinton
having volunteered their services to aid in the
purchase of a Fire Engine and Hose for the
protection of property In the town of Clinton,
the fbllowlng gentlemen have been appointed
a committee of management, of whom tickets
of admission to the performance can be pur.
Cosmmittee.-H. Mareton, G. A. Neafus, D.
C. Hardee, M. G. Mille, J. M. Stokes, and A.
' the perlbrflinc~ wilt take place on Tuesday,
Jane 98, 1856. Tickets, One dollar and Fifty
eebht each. No deduction for servants or
children. For further particulars, see adver
tisement . jo 9-tp
W-Wi NmDT.--The Theepian Society,
being in want of a lady to take the characte,
of Olivia, in the play of Ev4nnR, or the Hale
of Statua, reqpecttlly invite any patriotic la
dy to acreptthhe part of Olivia for the benefil
of the Fire Department, the performance tc
take place on the evgning of the 20th instant
The part is easy and beautiful. For furthec
particulars, call on Mrs. H. A. Nicholls, Olin
ton. je 9
TIHE Anniversary of 8S. JouH, TrE BrprrmT,
will be celebrated at CLINTON, La., on
MONDAY, JUNE 25, 1855,
by St. Albans, No. 28, Olive, No. 52, Mt. Morlab, No.
77 and Kollertown, Ne. 124, Masonio Lodges.
Brethren In good standing, members qf a lodge, are
invited to participatq.
J. C. MILLER, W.*. M.'. St. Albans No. 28,
G. W. MUNDAY, W.'. M.'. Olive, iio. 52,
A. G; CARTER, W.*. M.'. Mt. Moriah, No.77
A. J. NORWOOD, Wr, M... Kellertown, No.12
PEREZ RIPLEY, G. W. REEBE,
may 1 Cbmnmidee of line~aoan.
The Mask Thrown off.
The " Know Nothing " papers of New Jersey, Ohio,
and other northern and western States, are coming
out boldly on the side of Abolition. Read the fol
lowing extracts from the "New Jersey State Gazette,"
the "Newark Mercury," and the "Ohio State
Journal," as evidence too strong to be mistaken.
We commend them to the special consideration of the
"American Patriot" as further proof of our posi
tion, that the "Know Notiring party," the free-soil
party, and the Abolition party are one and the same
thing at the north. How southern editors can, in
the face of such accumulating evidence, d:-ny
that the " American " or " Know-Nothing " party at
the north, is abolitionized, and declare that it is a na
tional party gotten up to put down slavery agitation
beyond our comprehension. I suppose they are told
so by their secret traveling lecturers, as we are told
by a very respectable and intelligent member
«f the order, that they have such traversing the
country, visiting the lodges, &c. Those lectures may
be tinctured with abolition themselves. for ought we
k!now to the contrary. They may be "wolves in
heeip's clothing," and it well becomes southern ment
to be on their guard.
From the New Jersey State Gazette.
The great American movement of the
day, as it steadily advanced in power from
a sympathy inseparable from all that is
patriotic and virtuous, encountered in its ca
reer the black stain of domestic slavery,
with the dogma that slavery is national,
and freedom sectional. But it will be found
no stumbling block in its way. The Jlmnr
ican party, li/e the whigs of old,.will maintain
he principle of liberty, at least. They cannot
sptl their eyes to the existence of the monstrous
enormity of throwing open to slavery new
Territories long since consecrated to freedom
by a compact so solemn that its repudiation
must stagger all faith in all future compro
mises. They cannot refuse to protest, to act,
and to vote against the further increase of slave
States. The American party of JVew Jersey
are clear and decided on this point. While they
plant themselves upon the constitution, con
coding to slavery the ground it now occu
pies, and refusing to interfere with it as a
local institution, they lift up their hands in
protestation of its being carried into new Ter
ritories, to be hereafter admitted into the con
federacy as slave States.
The complexion of the next Congress
points to this conclusion beyond a doubt.
The friends of .mericanism and freedom have
a hundred and sixteen members sn the House
already marked by a distinctive characteristic
-an abhorrence of, the NJebraska infamy.
There is not a men of them to whom this pe
culiar virtue was not indispensable for his
election. No matter how loosely their other
principles sat upon them, upon this ques
tion the people were unanimous. It was
everywhere the test, and almost everywhere the
triumph. That victory, on behalf of freedom,
is a victory of the .lmerican party; and when
that party shall elect to abandon the fruits
of the conquest, and bow down like the
democracy to the black idol of an exten
sion of the dominion of slalery, the panty
will die and disappear, with an odium on
the name for which all atonement will be
From the Newark Mercury.
This is the language of our Now Jersey
press in reference to the connexion of the
American movement with the slavery ques
tion, and it faithfully represents the public
sentiments of the State. Were the Amer
ican party to attempt the task of quieting;
or destroying the anti-Nebraska sentiment
of the North, it would be broken into frag
ments by the power of a public opinion which
nothing could withstand. For ourselves,
were we convinced that its action in New
Jersey tmended ina prosa e direction, or to
wards .fiertetr compromse with this evil,
we shoo not hesitate for a moment in aban
doning al1~onnexion with the organization,
But we know this is not the ca. We know
that there are no truer opponents of the
slave oligarchy than those who march for
ward to certain victory under the banner
of the American party in New Jersey.
We know that no other public men than those
known for their devotion to human freedom
could be" elected as our representatives to
Congress, and we feeool confident that when
the senators are to be clhoen this consid
eration will alo be -regarded as of prima
ry importance. Thre is no sickly consuerva
tismin iNew Jersey now. The people under
stapd that slaveryis aggressive. and they
are prepared to meet it.
From the Ohio State Journal
Here, in Ohio. the know-nothing organiza
tion is anti-slavery in all its actions, but it is
also something more, and this constitutes
the unpardonable offence. There is a jeal
ousy on this subject which seems to say .you
must be anti-slavery and nothing else. How
is this ?
Let us look at the subject in a practical
and philosophical point of view. In phys
ics and morals it is a law that in all con
flicts the greater overcomes and supplants
the lesser by a sure because natural prbcess.
Now, if the other principles, beside that of
opposition to slavery, of the American par
ty, be the greater, It will be difficult by
captious objections to arrest their march or
dwarf their dimensions. The inquiry, then
should be, are they of most importance to
the welfare of the American people and the
preservation of our republican institutions ?
The answer comes back to every intelligent
mind, so far as the subject admits of analy
sis-emphatically no I
The deorbts in our election laws-in our
naturalization laws--the influence which
the un-Americanized element among us has
on our elections through the corrupt and
corrupting interference of demagogues and
Jesuitism, can all be met at the same time
that we encounter the aristocratic and with
ering spirit of slavery.
The former objects, in the eyes of the
special adherents of the American party,
may possess an engrossing importance but
they are not new; we have encountered
them before, and have become familiar with
their operation. Nor is the slavery ques
tion new, but it is a present and pressing
one, and may not, in its rampant position
be postponed or turned aside to await a
more convenien season. If we would save
ourselves fron its overshadowing and all
pervading influence, it must be met now.
./lnd this necessity seems to be felt by the
AJmcrican party, at least in Ohio, in common
with the masses, and they proposed to act in
accordance with this feeling. With their con
currence we shall be able to roll back this black
KNOW NOTHING OUTRAOE.--At Washing
ton city on the 27th ult., it was understood
that the friends of the Hon. Hy. A. Wise,
then on a visit there, intended to serenade
him at night, and that consequently a speech
mright be expected. Accordingly, as early
as eight o'clock, persons from every part of
the city began to assemble in front of
Brown's hotel, and by the hour of nine
nearly the entire space between the two
corners was densely filled--a vast multitude
indeed. The movements of certain parties,
however, evidenced preconcerted arrange
ments to defeat the intended courtesies.
Soon after nine o'clock, the Marine band
of music appeared on the portico, and for
some time poured forth strains of music,
which it might reasonaly have been thought
would have served to soothe any savage
breast. This concluded, Virginia's eloquent
orator was introduced. His presence was
welcomed by cheers fionm the masses imme
diately in front, whilst little groups of indi
viduals in various parts of the assemblage
and a'considerable body of persons on the
opposite sidewalks, evinced restlessness and
disorder. Mr. Wise commenced his speech
but had not pronounced but a brief para
graph, when the determination of his ad
versaries was fully developed, and, as in
the disgraceful scenes enacted a few months
since at Carusi's saloon, the interruption
was continued so boisterously, with such
'vulgarity and irrationality, that it was int
)ossible for him to proceed. After an eif
fort of fifteen minutes, Mr. Wise, with a
brief acknowledgement of his thanks to his
friends for their intended honors, retired
amidst the hearty congratulations of many
who surrounded him.
Ig t is proposed to add to our list of
national holidays the anniversary of the
adoption of the Federal Constitution; and
it is to be hoped that the Constitution is
still so far respected by the people as to
render the proposition acceptable to them.
It is a better Constitution than the Nulli
fiers of 1888 would have made it. It is a
better Constitution than a Dual Executive
would render it. It is better than it will be
for modern Massachusetts nt llification; and
it is superior to thenew constitution which
General Wilson proposed to the assembled
fanasticism of the North at Now *1rk.-
Our predecessors have flourished under it,
and it serves the purposes of government
better than any that could be devised for us.
It is the only form of government that could
secure us internal peace, lb 'and order
It even begins to coarmms admiration
of wise men in other, oountri* who were
prejudice against it, "Henceforth,' say
the Weatinister Review," it itrno, .oer
England, but the North American Republi
that has become the pole-star to which, rin
all sides, the eye of struggling nations turns4
Surely, then, while we enjoy the benefits
of this Constitution, we might manifest
our regard for it with as much enthusiasm
as we do for the charter of our Indepbnd.
WA nWUV IUZU LU U~dIVL VU~IIUW L Wly VW'
prqcjudice against it, " Henceforth' says
the Westinister Review," it fr no Icagern
England, but thie North American RepuoI
that has become the pole-star to which, from
all sides, the eye of struggling nations turnse
Surely, then, while we enjoy the benefits
of this Constitution, we might manifest
our regard for it with as much enthusiasm
as we do for the charter of our Indepmnd
At a meeting of the Democratic party of
the Parish of St. Helena, held at the Court
House on the 25th May, 1855, pursuant to
call, for the purpose ofappointing delegates
to represent the Parish in the State and
Congressional Convention to be held in the
city of Baton Rouge on the 18th June,
1855, for, the purpose of nominating candi
dates for Governor, LieutenanitGovernor,
and State officers generally, and also to
nominate a candidate to represent the Third
Congressilonal District in Congress, on mt
tion of John M. Vernon the Hon. Cade
D. Strickland Sr.' was called to the chair
and George Wm. Martin appointed Secre
The object of the meeting having bped
briefly explained by the Chair, on motion
of J. B. McClendon, it was resolved that
a committee of three be appointed to draft
resolutions, whereupon the Chair appointed
J. F. Thompson, Peter H. Kemp and Ste
phen D. Richardson, who, after retiring for
a short time, returned with the follorg res
olutions, which being read were un ilmous.
Wlhereas, The Democratice candidate for
Governor of this State in the e4nuing elec
tion, having been conceded by common con
sent and general expression of the party to
North Louisiana: therefore, be it
Resolved, Thatour delegates to the Baton
Rouge Convention be, and they are hereby
instructed to vote for the Hon. John M.
Sandidge for Governor, and that they use
all honorable means to precure his nomina
Resolved, That our fellow-citizen, F. H.
Hatch, is our choice. for Lieutenant-Govcr
nor, and in consideration of his. ability as
a statesman, his devotion to the party, we
take pleasure in presenting hisname to our
fellow Democrats as a candidate for that
office, and our delegates are instructed to
use every exertion to procure his nomina
In view of the high position assumed in
the national councils by our late represent
ative, the HIon. John Perkins, Jr., and hav
ing made known to the party of this Con
gressional Distr-ict his declination of a re
nomination to Congress.
Resolved, That we recognize Judge Per
kins as a man whose political honesty and
purity of purpose are unanimously admitted,
of unyielding integrity, unwavering devo
tion to the principles and measures of Ame
rican Republicanism, of exalted talent and
moral worth, of enlarged and liberal views
of public policy, and we regret the force of
personal circumstances which compel him
to retire to private life.
The Honorable Judge Perkins having
declineed a renomination to Congress from
the Third Congressional District, and it
being necessary for the party to look about
them for a successor, that the mantle of
Elijah may fall upon Elisha, and recogniz
ing Thomas Green Davidson from his tal
ent, his tried and unceasing devotion and
active services to the principles of the De
mocratic party, and one worthy and quali
fled to fill the place of Judge Perkins;
therefore, be it
Resolved, That our delegates to the Bat
on Rouge Convention be, and they are here
.y instructed to vote for the Hon. Thomas
3. Davidson, as the candidate from the
Third Congressional District, and that they
use all honorable means to procure his nomn
Resolved, That George Wm. Martin, L. D.
Richardson, Peter H. Kemp, S. S. Nettles,
Win. Dennis, Jr., Charles George, John
Sharkey, J. K. Gormon, H. I. George,
Thomas Bennett, Daniel Williams, C. R.
Kendry, Samuel Davis, R. M. Lea, C. D.
Strickland, Jr., John Wheat, Alexander
Smith, B. F. Taylor, J. B. McClendon, John
Biekham, and Grandison Kemp, be, and are
hereby appointed delegates to represent
this parish in the State and Congressional
Convention, to be hold in Baton Rouge on
the 18th June 1855.
Reoi/ned, That the proceedings of this
meeting )e published in the Feliciana Dem
ocrat, Louisiana Courier, Baton Rouge
Advocate, andi Piney Woodsman.
On motion it was resolved that this meet
ing adjourn sine die.
C. D. STRICKLAND, Sn. Chairman.
GEo. WM. MAnTIN, Secretary.
1r1W A. keeper of a jail in Essex county,
Mass., has been committed to another jail,
on the charge of improper conduct with a
female who was under his keeping. Anoth.
or Hiss affair I Massachusetts is the land
of the pilgrims; but then what does Wash
ington Irving say of the social exploits of
Antony Van Colear, the trumpeter, upon
the occasion of his diplomatic visit to the
primitive Yankees ?
the osem with l
with GQmleytat.he h a.t
The Bee assures u in a tone which ogwds
Hike irony: " The miaionlf th klI~Ulbft
party (that of the Know-Nothings,)s to
ght battles of the Union against bboUttole
tim, and it its strength beTmpaired'b-i.
aster and its prestige destroyed, the Ield
will be opened to t ll@ tilent swarms
which continually seeks to riness the South
and break up the Confideracy, Fig the
battles of the South by ho ,G. ,
a rank Abolitionist, Governoooe Machu
setta, and Wilson, United States Senato
from the enState, by a General,AMPnmb
ly, nearly 1 the members of which lrofess
the Know-Nothing faith; and how did those
Know-Nothings here in LoIalsdna-'" Aght
ing the battles bf the South against Aboli
tionism"-how did theyra ttfhe sueooes
of their brethre In eetlg Gardner and
Wilson? And Sewa8rd; too;Princeof tAbo
litionists, was reol rby a Kiow-Noth
which speaks oof Seonati
Nothings lou y o eI.M ority. o
slain thismantiche Kno- othigs
"fighting the battles of the alonoarJlt
Abolitionism" by giving power to its ene
mies. The Know-Nothings of the Masse
chusetts Legislature are lghting for the
Union while they are annulling the Fugi
tive Slave Law-they are contending against
Abolitionism whilst they are adopting meas
ures, the most effectual that can be devised
to prevent owners of runaway l laves from
recovering their property WI the JIa
diction of their laws. Such flthe cham
pions of the Union, according t6 j9.,Bee,
who are fighting againt IAt !
JUDnE PsaKIx's 8PspoS.-lOn Monday
last this gentleman mad a~ie of the most
powerful speeches ever delivere8 In this
place. The speech was high toned and fSi
every way free tom party feeling. .The
Judge's expose of Know-Nothingism was
well calculated to accomplish permanent
good to the Democratic cause. While he
stands decidedly opposed to the organiza
tion he'administers no severe and unkint,
denunciation. We sincerely hope he will
consent to give us a copy of his speech for
publication. That such a man should de
cline a nomination for Congress, at this
time is a matter of very serious regret.
We truly believe Judge Perkins will re
ceive the unaniitous nomination for Con
gress, notwithstanding he declines in plain
and unmeasured terms. How can the coun
try dispense with men like Judge Perkins
at this critical crisis in the history of South
ern polities. This is a question of great
moment, and should not be lightly consid
cred.--.Lake Providcncr Hcrald, 26th ult.
1iiir'on. Jefferson Davis has gone to
Mississippi on a brief visit, as we have al
ready stated. The Atlanta Examiner tells
the following story of his passage through
A gentleman named Noble reached our
city on Monday evening last and complained
to our city police that he had been robbed
of $2500 on the cars, and also pointed out
two men whom he suspicioned of the rob
bery. Our vigilant officers repaired imme
diately to thoehotel, and but for the oppor
tune interference of the Mayor, would have
had them safely lodged in the ealiboose. He
fortunately discovered that one of the gen
tlemeu was Col. Jeff. Davis, Secretary of
War of the United States, in time to save
him the mortification of an arrest. The
affair excited considerable merriment, and
the Secretary laughed as heartily as the
rest at what liked to have proven an awk
New Orleans, Thursday evening June 7, 1865,
NEW ORLEANS QUOTATION.
AB8IMIATIN(i TO LIMVY.OUnL.
Inferior, ................. - - -
Ordinary, ...... ..... . 8. 1 ' 9
Good Ordinary,........... - a -
Luow Middling ............10. 1 i 10
Middling, ................ 10 o 11
Good Middling,. .......... 1 a 12
Middling Fair,............. I2) 12
Fair, ............. .... nominal.
Good Fair ................ nominal.
Good and Fair,............. nominal.
F.oun, bhlb.-St. Louis City, $9 50 it 9 75.
PoRK,--Mess l1 bhl. $16 75 y 00 00
BAcoN.-Sides, 10) Ribbed sidets 9j 10 c
ICIE! ICE!l ICE I! iCEIl!!
T HE suhecriber is now recelving a regular supply
of this necessary and Indispensable artiele, and
Is prepared to furnish the same to famillles, and all
others wanting the same.
fIce CerAM Asln Ica LBSOusADe, to be had at
his store. a. HI;f gNN.
PIANO-FOR'rE , REED) ORGANS,
IELOI)EONS, double and snlgle so
tion Harps, can be had, on appllca
tion at the 8111iimun Fel.le Collegiate
lnstitute. For particularm, sethe thand bll.
may 19 iERENR ) TAYLOR.
publi lion of
p.? 3*r ii
f . Itrr na brdsl h ý
tpltý u4 , further .
(Jtode··eab, I~drv ~~ci
S'aless at theold te46 4
Thankfo l for the .li i pI
received from te elinpu eft(
public genemslly, he willeiparl po.4 q
serve a continuanoe of the mal. ..,
He hp latel made large 4dIi
foirmer extensive stock whl
furnish every thing in his line l'r o
litY, and ou to
Particular ataentlo.!. ll b'
xiahing Balls, Dinner, W
cakes, candles, sweetIibdi
dials, and unch other tartica s e
ed for suCh occl ons. '
Among other artleolp now in sto he, b s
Cakes and pastry, asorted, R ro
Confcctionsla, s ,
Preserve , . t.
Cloves, nutmegs, aa t , . , ,
Cordials aisorted. .up r etL ,
Strawberry, ruspberty, oq.ttqi Cý ,, ou
Jellies; currant, q cera
Bugar cured hams of the keJsa.# ,.,
Mess beef, by barrell, or ro.ll,
Cheese ; Swiss, German, a .
Coffee, tea, chocolate butte -
Mackerel, salmed, drapppj "
Sopp, , cs str'arnd pmberg s ' .
Wines; Port, Madeira, ClarTbhissa ut*I*
Mlusea, ' !',
Brandy, superior and common, 1 h
Whiskey, Gin, Rum :
Porter ; London and Americau,
Ale; Scotch and Amerlean, :
Sweet Oils, Sauces, prep.l.,Muma 1 . ,
In short, every art linme O( emfp
tionury and feanly ro s..
BREAD ! RAD. I'I
Fresh Bread will be furnished every tIosi*
Ing, delivered at the residences of tho)b
may desire it. All orders left at the ati6,
will be punctually attended to.
may 4A. SoCHLA .1 ,
MEDICAL LAB A01 ?GY(RT:
Wi. SADLER, Proie . t '
A LWAYS on hand, and co ktntny i.id l
ing, a large and fresh Opn y of '. '
DRUGS & MED.,U.IN S ','
which he will sapply at the mostl reuaonms;
rates. These goods are purcbhased .etwd'
oldest and best known houses in, hEdtiesof
Now York, Philadelphia, and New Qdu ,
and are warranted.to be pu.s and frewng h ,.1
An experieced Pbysiela.aa o -bas --of-s
establishment wbo will always be n attadAe -
to fill all orders, dl.peqse mediaiues, and puArp
Call and amine at the store oq Brick ,
on the .t side off the Public Squat. .M
S ESTRAY MULEBS -
STRAIYED before me, the sa.gmg4 a
IJ thority, on the 18th of Msý, bL.i Au.
tin, residing about four mil 'eas * O, 4Wa
of Ja.kson, the following dereribet . ,pl,.to
about 18 hands hih, a, ut seven y e ,r
branded on theleft thigh with thq lettef .
considerably marked with the haulMwC
ed to be worth $80. Also:
A BROWN MARE MUIt "'
about twelve and a half hands hbih | t] o'.
en years old, branded on the leftthIb ft
letter B, and marked with the a y
to be worth $60. "
G Wi; AT1 i''W''
may 19 J. P., Id War'