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were based its sccracy, the ro
Uon of u and foreigner, and
of RIU MOf the Northern
Ib all of which were disnued in his
'b orcible ale, though very briefly.
too0, was eIsntly interrupted by the
Sits ofthe oence.
, ,_udge Iv'ers of Georgia thu ob.
t t Kaw-Nethw luNm .
ti arue eýo tO it-list. Because of
Smiir*s ~*Et of u proceeding.
d' Beeore it faposes apon Its members
solm a blind obedience to the
s e their sooll and polit
. Because it emjoins up
a itaPbersn the denial of the ftuth, in.
l~sMsled promotes insincerity and du
--e.. sad slles the bold, open, manly
,r.taad conversation which character
I the mas of honor and the freeman.
th. Bmesau it builds up and difuses
throng ~ e an orge.tIsed band of secret
-_ th the coaduct and eateh the
an ng o be r rted
t s their m idnit councils, and made
tm rigio tost of quallication for
lMo-, violating the constitution,
ý -winll amongst religious sects
leading to personal strife an the shed.
ding of human blood. 6th. Because it
closes the door of all political rights and
preferment to foreigner of every grade and
daracter, andtris at the privilege of em
Ipatlon, thereby condemning the sentiments
policy of the founders of the republic,
ed tevereing the uniform action of the
democratic party in holding out to the world
that ' Americais the asylum for the oppress
ed of all nations.' 7th. Because it unites
southern men in filial party bonds and po
litical organisation with the worst elements
f nortern fhnaticism, subjects the south
s lodges to the controlling numerical
it hsad power of the northern associ
tonse, and forces them to yield obedience
ot support to the dangerous, destructive,
disgraceuMl movements of northern ab
o m . 8th. Because it pledges its
members by solemnn oaths to a blind allegi- 1
amce to the Union, and makes that senti
l.set s object paramount to all other obli- 1
g.aiies, and forbids in spirit, if not in termns,
.ay resistance to northern aggression or
unceastitutional oppression. . th. Because
in short, its organization and mode of pro
eeeding-its aims and objects-its form and
spirit-are subversive of those great prin
ciples of civil and religious liberty which
have ever been, and we trust will ever con
tinue to be, the pride and boast of the Amer.
AW'Tbe oebot of the Virglinia elaotion begins al.
ready to be felt, even where the Know-Nothings
lve reckoned upon certain sueem., In Norwich,
Conn., WM, L. Brewer, Esq., Democratic candidate,
was elected Mayor by a majority of more than 200
votes. The other Democratic candidates were also
elected. This victory is all the more remarkable
fom the that that In April last the .-Ns. were in
The same has been the result in New Haven, where
the Democrats have prevailed by a majority of over
These are alarming symptons for the "United
Amerloans," and its full time that the Philadelphia
Conveation should adopt enerpgetl measures if they
wish to binder the fruit from falling from the tree
before It ls ripe.
Foueaox Nws.-The steamer Atlantic arrived at
New York from Liverpool, on the l3th inet. bring.
Iag dates to the Bad Inst. Cotton advanced ;.
Breadstff and provisous unehanged. News from
SevLuaopol Is mot interesting.
The allIes under Sir George Brown effelted a land.
lag at Kerteeh on the 24the ult, and captured two
forts sad one hundred guns.
The. Russins burnt I2 steamers, 80 transports and
trading vessels, and an immense quantity of stores
There was a desperate battle at Sebastopol on the
22nd and 25d, In which 8,000 men were killed, most
ly by the bayonet,
It was rumored that Llprande with a large force
had surrendered to the allies. (This needs confrma
It is expected that by the 80th of June, ever avail
ebleasn in Great Britain, belonging to the infantry
reglmelts,'eillh.vr ertbarkrd for tIr war.
• -O~L AN, LA.
I., y ioWD , aSm. 14, 1,
SALa or - Psrtru Remtewose.-One of the most
comfortable and coomodious reedences in Clinton,
as will be anon by reference to our advertising col
umns, is offered for sale. Built after the dlesi of
the advertiser, A. LUvs, for his especial use, it com
hiss all the eentals that make a good dwelling.
The house is new, and the lotspacious; the situation
within a short distance of the business portion of
the town, though removed from its oise and bustle,
In addtion, the bounehold and kitchen furniture Is
also oflred, gomprising an extensire variety of ar
tiolee requolsite fr household use and comfort.
To persona desirous of purobhaoing, this sale oflers
a rare opprtaulty.
LiAs a Staas.--These gentlemen otter to the
oitisea of Clinton and viciaty., at their store oppo
site the Post Office, a large and well selected assort
meat of Watebes, Jewelry, Books, Stationery, and
Feancy doods. Ths stook has been selected with.
particular. ore, and contains in all its varieties.
artielee of on and ornament, to grace the parlor.
adorn the person, and improve the mind. See ad
S.Ansear-Do you wish a ine saddle, bridle, or a
new at of harnes? If one, or all, call on 8. Loomis,:
north side of the Public Square, who will manufac
ture the same in a style of superior workmanship, of
the newest and most lasting material.
Btasmnsrrno.-Having competent workmen, R.
Rigby is prepared to execute all orders in this line.
Ds Bow's Raviaw Foe Joxn.-This number con
tas a large amount of literary and mlscellaneous
artleel; agriculture and horticulture, home and for
elgn commeree, mlning, manufactures, and Internal
Oxn Sm Twa Lura.-We are informed by a co·.
mittee of the Social Cirele of Jackson. that Dr.
Sampson p his exodus, " did not carry away a cent
of the soclety fund." We congratulate them on
their lucky escape.
MAhomn BAu..-There will be a grand Masonic
Ball at the Court House, on the evening of the 25th
nlast. Children under fourteen yearof age, will not
be admitted. Tickets of admission. when sold, $5.
A Candid Avowal.
The New OrleansiBulletin of the 11th Instant, iL
a lengthy article upon the Know Nothing Con
vention, now holding at Philadelphia, expresses its
disbelief in the pors'bility of forming a National
Know Nothing Party. With a manly and commend
able candor, worthy of imitation, the editor says:
"The question now is, not how far is Nativ
ism antagonistic to Abolitionism, but it is, is
not that party polluted and corrupted by evil
communications ? Has not the organization
at this time in fellowship with it, State Coun
ells and prominent individuals who avow dead
ly opposition to the "peculiar institutions" of
the South, and consequently, to its general in
terest ? THAT sUCHn 1 THa FACT, CANNOT BE DE
Conurrox or mea OaDo or KNow-NoBnaxas.
The Grand Know-Nothing Council was to aNemble
at Philadelphia on Tuesday, the 6th inostant. This
is a convention of delegates from all of the States in
which the Order is established. The Pennsylvanian
a well conducted Democratic journal of Philadelphia
will firnish full and correct notices of the proceed
ing of this conclave; although the members think
they conduct their deliberations in the silence and
darkneseof midnight which noprqfane ear or eye can
penetrate. We have known several knights of the
Order In this city, says the N. O. Courier, who were
leaky vessels; and it is Intimated that there are many
more in Philadelphia. The lapse of a few days will
give us the proceedings of the council.
The corespondent of the Baltimore Sun says, a
number of the southern delegates have passed through
Washlngton, and among them Albert Pike, Esq., of
Arkansas. " the most eminent of the Southern wing
of the Order." These gentlemen (continues the let
ter) express strong hopes that the Convention would
succeed in nationalising the Know~'Jothing party;
but it will be a diMcnlt task, as a Mrge portion of
the Northern delegates are free Soilers. The Mas
eachusetta delegation, headed by Wilson, will either
stamp their principles upon the party platform, or
withdraw from the Convention. A split seems un
avoidable, whatever may be the course of the VCon
vention upon the slavery subject.
Dispatches to the 12th, announce that the Plat
form committee had adopted a series of resolutions,
in reference to the slavery question, opposing any
agitation thereof. This was adopted by a vote of
17 to 14, the abolitionists opposing it as a body on
one side, and the National men supporting it on the
other. The Abolitionists will makean effort to car
ry out their views, and should they fall, will leave
"The 'special committee man,' bas thrown down
the gauntlet, and trusting In the justice of our cause,
we will take it up next week."--A4,rican Puariot.
Our object was not to challenge the editors of the
Patriot to a political controversy, lbut to promote
truth, and combat error, If in so doing, wo have run
afoul of the " American Patriot," the fault was not
ours, We found grave errors, with regard to the
history of the past, referred to in the columns of that
paper, as well as erroneous conclusions, and bold as
sertions, which we thought it our province to notice.
If In this we have thrown down the gauntlet, be it
so. We thank the editors for their compliment, and
will endeavor to deserve their good will, by never
disregarding the proprieties, and courteselesdue from
one gentleman to another. Having nothing but the
good of our country, and the happiness of man
kind, at heart, we certainly feel that we shbould de
send, beneath the dignity of man, and injure the
cause we design to promote, were we to use any other
than fair, honorable means, in theirsupport. A good
cueiu, ,. er neede any otlher,
' The ýersion.
On Mondg ati$ ea hour, a large party of la
dies and gr amen asetmbled at the Railroad depot,
to accept an Invitation, kindly offbred by its Presi
dent and direotors, and the polite and gentlemanly
Commander of the steamer Capitol, Capt. James Ure,
to take a pleasure excursion, upon the cars and the
river. The number was so great, that every freight
ear had to be brought Into requisition, for their no
oommqdation. After they got under way, it was not
long before umbrellas, and parasols, were needed
for protection from the sun, which shot its rays
through the crowd, without respect of persons. To
a spectator, it would have presented the appearance
of a war of umbrellas, for it was diffioult for each
to raise hie own, without interfering with his neigh
bors. It was not long, however, before we reached'
Port Hudson. and the steamer was already at the
landing, awaiting our arrival. Thecompany formed
procession, marched aboard, and made themselves
The generous captain had the cabin, cleared of its
tables, and a fne band of musielans in reas'lness, for
Sthose who delighted in the dance, to " trip it off on
, the light fkntastie toe," tq their heart's content.
The ladies and gentlemen were served with lore
peai. and lsesanad, to slake their thirst, until dinner
came on, when a table was spread, the entire
length of the gentlemen's cabin, and loaded with a
most sumptuous and splendid repast. There were 1
more ladies present, than could be accommodated I
Sat the first table. They enjoyed themselves and the I
dinner, about as much as people generally do, under ,
Sho favorable circumstances. A very large varle
of flesh, fish, and fowl, with the vegetables of the'
season, and many choice delicacies, together with
the rich desert. and delightful wines, were spread,
before them, to which they did ample justice. I
The polite attention of Captain Ure, anr the other 1
gentlemanly oflcers of the boat, did much to make
the t.p agreeable and pleasant to their guests, and']
will Vlong remembered, as a model of its kind 1
and a memorial of the splendid steamer Capitol, and
its generous commander.
Before dinnerwasover, we were again at Port
Hudson,sand soon disalberked for return home up- j
on the cdr. While the company were waiting for '
the signal to start, a proposition was made to appoint I
a committee, to express their gratitude and thanks 1
for the kind treatment they had received at the hands 1
of Captain Ure, which was acceded to at once by ac
Soon the cars were under way, and we again found I
ourselves at the depot in Clinton, where carriages,
were in waiting to take all to their respective homes,
delighted with themselves and their Rail road and t
steamboat adventure. In obedience to their appoint- I
ment, the committee addresed the following letter
to Captain Ure, a copy of which has been furnished
us for publicatlos: I1
CLINTON, LA. June 12, 1855. i
Captain Jaxas Ira, of the steamboat Capitol.
Sir, the undersigned have been appointed in I
behalf of the ldies and gentlemen who were 4
kindly and gra.uitously entertained by you on t
board of your beautiful boat on her trip from
Port Hudson to Bayou Sara on yesterday to
express to you their gratitude and thanks for
the pleasure they have enjoyed both individu- t
ally and collectively.
We are happy to have been chosen the in- |
strument to make known this delightful und t
unanimous feeling on their part and trust it i
may be pleasing and gratifying to you to know
that it was ps spontaneous as it was universal.
Individually we join most heartily in this ex
pression of gratitude for your generous hospi
tality, and trust you may long live to enjoy I
life's blessing sad secure the reward due you,
for such noble conduct.
We have the honor to be, most respectfully, ,
Your obedient servants.
J. G. KILBOUlINE,
J. B. SMITH,
F. H. HATCH,
"The election in Virginia will have just about as
much effect on the political movements in our State.
as that of a Hottentot Chief would have.'.-Ameri
This reminds us of the old story of the bull and
the ox, but more particularly, the negrd and the rab
bit. What a different tune would have been sung,
had the election in Virginia gone in favor of the
Know nothings. They would have cried out from
one end of the Union to the other, "as goes Virgin
Is, so goes the Union." Why, the unprecedented
struggle in the old dominton, for months, if it is to
have no effect upon the elections in other States?
Why the deep interest manifested all over the Uni"
on, by all parties. In the result, if it be of so little
importance? Why did that know nothing organ,
the New York Herald, send an agent to follow Mr.
1Wiso, and misrepresent what he said. and report it
for publication In that paper? Why did the know
nothings of Ohio. send over a hundred thousand
copies of the Dollar Times, a know nothing paper
printed in Cincinnati, with a secret circular in each
into Virginia. appealing to the people to vote against
Mr. Wise, and to send know nothings to Congress, in
place of the well tried, and able statesmen, that have
again been chosen to represent.her n..hie councils
of the nation. Publlo opinion for a great while must
have been wrong If the moral effect of such an elec
tion is not felt throughout the whole union.
There Is no State in the Union, that exert a great
er influence than Virginia, over the public minds of
the nation; and we are constrained to believe our
neighbors of the " American Patriot,"feeland.fear it.
hence their attempt to destroy the effect It may have
upon the people in Louisiana by their seeming lldii!
Our neighbors say it is not men, but measures and
principles tr whb ch they contend, which are to pu.
rify our political atmosphere. and lop of theexcres.
ceuces that have grown upon our institultions. We
have Ii olbjection to their claiming credit for so do
ing, but must be permitted to say, with deference,
that metn snom times support hIad inasures, and er
roneous principles, with a zeal and industry, worthy
of a better cause. This is precisely the category.
we think they are in, in advocating the measures and
policy of the "know nothings," so far as either have
reen developred for the public eye. as to entlie us tc
The Secrely of Kr Notl s.
What right bav the khno othing~tp keep secret
what they do respectfig publio a !fidu? Are not
those who are not "know nothings," as deeply con
oerned, in the weal or woe of the Republie, as they
are themselves? If there is anything good in what
r they design to accomplish, let every 1~ly know it.
and the greater will be the number interested in its
success. Secrecy in polities, incompatible with a
I free governmet. Ours is a government of the mass
I es, whereas all other governments, are of the few.
p This is the great leading feature Is our system, that
distinguishes It from .monarchies and despotirm.
SHere, the people rule-there, kings and emperors..
How are the people to rule with wisdom, unless they
are fully Informed, with regard to all measures upon
which their verdict has to be passed, at the hallot
hebox? How Isit possible for them to know, and to
I act understandingly if everything is kept secret and
in the dark from all except those who belong to the
order, and whose meetings are held in the night time,
and clandestively private.
There have always existed in this country, slnee
we took rank as a nation, a party who distrusted
the capacity of the people, for self-government, and
who thought it right and proper that the Intelligent
few, should govern and control the ignorant many.
That the end to be accomplished, justified the means
to be used in attaining it. That government" should
take care of the rich and well-lorn, and they would
take care of the poor." Few persons could openly
avow such sentiments now, yet it is not to be doubt
ed that many entertain them, and no doubt from hon
est conviction. This very secrecy of Know nothings,
is the means by which they expect to accomplish,
their end. By it they expect the minority to rule
the malority, without responsibility to public opin
ion. To gain power regardless of the will of the
people, is their great aim. To gain it by manage
ment and trickery is their object, and determ'ned
purpose. If such is nottheil olject, why do they
not throw off the veil of secrecy. and come iefore
the world as a party having confidence in its princi
ples. and appealing fairly,. openly and above ,oard
to the people, in their behalf. If they are satisfied
with the truth, and correctness of their principles.
and soundness of their doctrines, one would think
no other course would have been adopted. The
know nothings either do not have confidence in their
principles, or the Intelligence of the people, to d!s
cern truth, and their virtue and patriotlim to sup
port it. They must know their principles will not
bear an open day examination, or they distrust the
people. One of the two, or both conclusions is in
evitable. Is such a party worthy the support of a
free people! Is it posbslhle for adelusion. !ke know
nothinglem, long to prevail. while 'truth lsleft free
to combat error." Shall the country be ruled by its
constituted authorities. and the laws of the land, or
by the irresponsible (rand Council, of " Know Noth
Ings," and the secret oaths, edicts and orders? Is
truth and reason, justice and right to prevail in this
hitherto. happy country, or is craft, and cunning,
deceptlon and fraud, and violence and proscription
to be the order of the day?
"Americans shall rule America."
The Know-Nothing organization inserihes
this captivatingsentiment upon itsbanncr, loud
ly asserting that it is a great principle, seriously
threatened and fearfully menaced with impend
ing de struction, and vociferously calls upon the
chivalry of the soil, the native sons, the descendl
ants of the revolutionary fathers, to come out
from among the ranks of the old whig lnd
Democratic parties, and array themselves under
a new banner to save the honor, the glory, and
the prosperity of their country. To seriously
urge that "Americans shall rule America" and
claim the sentiment as a cardinal principle of a
party, is to intimate that there exists a party
in opposition who have the temerity to declare
and advocate that " Foreigners shall rule Amer
ica," Where we ask, in all sober seriouness, is
this latter party ? where are its leaders, where
its advocates, and who are its members ? Where
the man from the most Northern boundery of
Maine to the uttermost borders of Texas, who
so lost to self and to country, as dare avow it ?
When since the glorious "fourth of July" hove
Foreigners ever ruled America ? Who but
Americans from Washington's time to the pres
ent ever ruled our happy land? Why theu
proclaim from the press so loudly and so ear
nestly that " Americans shall rule America ?
If it is to intimate that the Democratic party,
which openly and manfully battles against the
Know-Nothings, entertains and advocates a
different doctrine, we spurn it with utter scorn,
contempt and loathing. Our gorge rises at it.
The Know Nothing party dare not charge up
on us any such sentiment. Why then so loudly
assert that " Americans shall rule America ?"
Who in the name of common honesty denies
it, or will deny it ? None. But it is a eapti
vating doctrine to the unwary and unreflecting,
to entice them, into a secret, oath bound organ
ization, formed and combined for what, they
know not, with obligations and responsibilities
they either do not appreciate or care not to un
derstand. When once in the organization they
are required by a few, to do what ? To car
ry out the doctrine that " Americans shall rule
America ?" No, because that is already done.
But to do the bidding of others. They are
told to go, and they go; to do this, and they
do it. If their friend, whom they loved, to
whom they are bound by the tenderest, and
holiest ties of friendship, though " native and
to the manor born," were up for office, and
their hearts yearned to give him their suffrages,
they dare not do it, unless he be of their order,
I rnd why. hrcnair' they are nrdvlrro, nd, fn too i,
Anv4if the beer feel of the heart
re.etlon to tlt) tyranl of council and I
and thcydoteriC.ne to Wite in accordaneeq
the dictates of judgement and friendshlp
are met with the shivering words " your
your oath I" And with quslling hlart*
shrink back into line, and approach the
ibox with dread, casting their votes
friendship and judgement, still hoplnly at
man they vote against may be succeaels
And this is " Americans ruling Amerliaw" A
privilege worthy of freemen; worthy of
who boast of intelligence, toleration,
ism, and republican institutionsl Nay it.
ranny, and in its worst and most dreaded i
Stop, reflect, and consider whether the
you are pursuing, is the best policy for t ,
vancement and prosperity of our comoeen
try. Present your principles, ead "hee..4
other side," and if they are good, estabfJ
them by argument, but do not, we beseech l
present us with such clap-trap as "Ati,
cans shall rule America," that Is fit only SM
enthusiastie school boys of tender age.
)!A great twenty mile race in harness, came
in New York, on the 12th inst. between the eel.
ted horses Trustee and Spangle. It was won by lt
former, in one hour, five minutes and iorty.si
a half seconds. Trustee being seveuteen years
this performance s considered the most ext
ry one recorded in the racing annals of the eoatlW.
BATON RouGE AND CLINTON PLANK Ro
COMPANY vs. GEORGE P. BRIANT.--ThO.
tition sets forth that George P. Briant
sribed to six shares of stock in his o
name, and six in the name of his daughte
and eight shares in the name of his son.
Five instalments, amounting to $250, w
called for, for which petitioners sue.
Defendant's counsel filed a perempto
Denies each and every allegation set up
Denies that said P. R. Co., ever had ny
legal corporate existence;
Denies that the pretended charter wa
accepted by the stockholders:
Avers that the Board of Directors neve
obtained the assent of a majority of the lId
Board of Directors of the Baton Rouge an
Clinton P'lank Road Company, and consa
quently have no right of way;
Avers that the present Board of Dire
tors were not legally constituted, neve
having received the votes of stockholden
legally entitled to vote, holding a majority
In case the Court decides that the Con
pany is legally constituted, &e, then respoe
dent avers that said Company is bankre
their liabilities and contracts being lor a
greater amount than the monies paid is
and a large amount of stock subscribed
taken by persons who have no property
and no means of payment, and who are i
default to said Company.
The Jury rendered a sealed verdict y
terday, the 12th, for *200 in favor of th
Plank Road Company.
T'here is no appeal in this case, as th
amount involved is under $300.-•Advocat
DIa-D: At his residenlce, near Clinton, on the 14o
Inst JOHN W. ITAYS, aged 45 years.
JAMES WEL?. ,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
1O OZ. sulpihate Qulnine. just received and fa
UU sale by I. N. LEMON.
5. 1LS. Blue Mans. warranted one-thhrd Mertry,
eJU just received and ifr sale by I- N. LEMON.
I00 CGASI. Pure cold pressed Cantor Oil. fr
_ U ti. t y I. N. LEMOM.
?5 'IR. Calomel, warranted, for sale by
2r jelli I. N. LEMOI.
THE undersigned has the following varieties of th
most delicious syrups, viz.
VANILLA, ORANGE. LEMO*V, GINGER, B,5.
NA PEAR, Bc. &'c.
which he offers at u lower rate than any other hom.,
and in quantities to suit the buyer.
Jo 2 WM. GURNEY.
GROCERIES & PROVISIONS.
O N hand. and for sale, a fine assortment of Groe
ries and Provisions, which will be sold low, If
C.ash. WM. GURNEY,
FOR SALE, by the subecriber, the celebrated il
ger Brandy. an excellentetomachlo, and forp.
sons afflicted with the Dyspepsla, it in Invaluable.
je 9 WM. GURNET.
PIANO-FORTES, REED ORGANS,
M.ELODEONS, double and single ao
tion Harps, can he had, on appllca
tion at the Silliman Female Collegiate t
Institute. For particulars, see the hand ill s.
may 19 SERENO TAYLOR.
g THI Anniversary of Sr. Jon., Tsr BAPTI
wlU be celebrated at CLINTON, La., on
n . MONDAY, JUNE 25, 1855,
by St. Albans, No. 28, Olive, No. 52,Mt. Moriab, Ni
77, and Kollertown, No. 124, Muasonic Lodges.
Brethren in good standing, members qf a lodge, Al
invited to participate.
J. C. MILLER, W.". M.'. St. Albans, No. 28,
G. W MUNDAY, W.". M.'. Olive, Ho. 52,
It. W. TROTH, W... M... Mt. Aloriah, No.77.
A. J. NORWOOlD, W.'. M.'. Kellertown, No.11
PEREZ RII'LEY, G. W. REESE,
may 12 ConnitLee of Jnevation.
ICE! ICE!! ICE 11ICE ! I!!
TIIE subscriber is now receiving a regular supplý
i of this necessary and indispensable article, -P
Is prepared to fiurnish the same to families, and 1%
others wanting the samo.
,V'IcE CeC:.'% ANt I. c TLEosuADk, to be hb4d
hi --tore. tAr. H EYYMANNI