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Sllaesn. Nanmanm Strauss, have reoel
ed from New York, large assortment of ne.
sks, Fesy Goods, 011o Paintings, o.
Give them a cas.
T T na t u.s..-Bear it in mind that or
Msb- evening est, this talented sad lode
gaya eaips give thedr opoening performane,
- lwhlh eseadon will be presented the TOO
nDLS, and the Dran 8nor. Those who batv
ot snbseribed, should wait on Capt. Nicholli
Is .sm AN Asa.sem ano 1 s -It wonul
ise sa FPor o Wednesday night lust,'whi
our fllow eitise Henry Beebseno, was enga
-.d at the counter 'of his store, a pistol was
.dl fom the street, the ball copiing in close
proximity to his person, breaking the stopper
of one of the glss bottles and perforating
some paper hanging on the shelves in his rear.
What makes this the more Inexplicable is the
fact that Mr. Beecheno has had no 'dimcnlty
with say person since his residence among us,
and there is no reasonable cause why such a
murderous attempt should have been made. We
trust that the perpetrator of this infamous
deed may be discovered, and properly dealt
Tax Cunrow Tuanuxa.--Seme of our eltlsens
having had the pleasure of attending one of the per
formanoe of this enterprising soelety of our anetn
baring town, would like Woodville to be honored y
a srles of peerformanes, accompanied by their very
e.sellent Orchestra. Will the Clinton Thespians
eonsent to reoelve an invitation to that effect, we
are sare they would receive a very cordial welcome
sad Sherl eneouragement. Our Msenle Hall Coo.
emrt leom, would we think pove admirably adapted
to the purpose. Come on, neihhbors and Thepa
of Cllnto, and accept our hospitality,
We extrect the above from the Woodville Repub
liens. We hope the soolety will accept the kind in
vitsmlon given; we are proud of the Thespians, their
ebarieter as gentlemen and amateur players, ranks
deservedly high. We recommend them to the Wood.
Uille people with all confidence, knowing, that go
where they may, they will do honor to Clinton anad
thesselves. For Dramatic, Senlo and Musloal talent
they cannot be surpaseed.
IAtt a meeting of the Clinton Protection
Fire Company, on aturday last, Mr. Henry
Beecheno was appointed treasurer, in lieu of
Mr. Norwood Tildon, resigned.
The Company will have a parade on Monday,
the 1lth instant, and patronize the perform
anco of the " Thespian Society," at night.
CIVIL WAR IN KANSAS.
Losvru.J.z, Dec. 8.-The intelligence re
ceived here from Kansas to-day reaches to the
8d nlt. The greatest excitement was prevail
ing throughout the territory. Overwhelming
numbers were-pouriug into it to sustain the
Gen. Lane, however, is reported to be en
trenched at Lawrence with 1100 men, throw
ing up breastworks and burning beacons, which
were visible at the distance of twenty miles.
His party had resncued a number of prisoners
from the Sherif, and he refused to give
The Governor was at Franklin with a force
of 800 men, awaiting reinforcements, and had
applied to the President for assistance.
LousvnuLs, Dec. 8.-Seventeen houses have
been destroyed by fire and several citizens shot,
we learn here to-day at Hickory Point, Kansas,
in an Abolition riot.
The abolitionists are assembling In armed
forces in the endeavor to carry out their aims,
but many citizens are going over from Mis
souri, to aid in repelling them, and the Gover
nor has ordered out the militia to suppress their
WAs.uIoGoO, Dec. 4.-The President re
celved a telegraphic dispatch yesterday from
Governor Shannon, of Kansas Territory, call
ing for aid to suppress the outbreak between
the pro-slavery and anti-slavery parties in Kan
s-. The prersdenotmmediately ordered troops
from the nearest points to preserve the peace.
Alfair in Kansas have assumed a very serious
aspect. Both parties seem determined to fight
Cograe met last Monday. No Speaker
had bep ebosee.
HEB AOLITIONI1SM OF MA88AOHU
SEI'tS 'KNOW NOTHINGISM.
Ip the Amerlan Patriot of last week, we
lad Governor Gardner and the American
Party of Masachusetts, endorsed as being
fully purged of their abolition proclivities.
Certainly our neighbor of the Patriot must
be greatly behind the times in political infer
mation, ,or he would never have committed
each an egregious blunder. For partlce.
Ular editcatlon we make the ollow extracts
from Governor Gardner's speech and the Bos
too Bee, one the chlef Magistrate, the other,
the chlef organ of the party na that state.
Is accepting the nomination of the Know
Nothing party of Massachusett just befbre
the late election, Gov. Gardner said:
"I onfhes I am an antislavery man. I
will oppose, In publio, or private life, the
aggressions of slavery, so help me God I
Ss ong as I live."
In the same speech, he spoke of Judge
Kane, "as an Infamous slave catching com
misisonerat Philadelphia, who, I hope, will
be impeached for his conduct before the
next Congress, and were I there, I would
cheerfully give my vote in favor of such
And, the Boston Bee, the ofcifal organ of
the Massachusetts Know Nothings, said, prior
to the late election :
" What has the Ameriean party of Maes
sachusetts done for freedom and morality?
"Elected Henry Wilson to the United
" What has the American party of Mas
'achusetts done for freedom and morality ?
" Elected its entire delegation of United
States representatives, who are a unit upon
the qestion of anti-slavery.
" What has the American party of Mas
sachusets done for freedom and morality?
"Passed through its State Legislature.
the Personal Liberty Bill-an act which
no other state has, or dared pas."
If this be evidence of the purgatiot of their
abolition proclivities, we confess our brother
of the Patriot is easily satisfied. If he does
not change his opinions now, we shall charge
him with sinning against light and knowledge.
Again, we Insert the following resolutions.
passed by the Know Nothing Legislature of
Massachusetts, and signed by Governor Gard
ner, whom the Patriot endorses as having got
rid of his abolition proclivities. Will then,
the editor of the Patriot look at these things,
and cry out, 'All's well I" The responsibility
of such a course Is great, and we verily believe,
none will do so, who are truly aware of the
facts in the case.
Resolved, Inasmuch as there is neither
any power granted to the general govern,
ment in the constitution of the United
States for the enactment of any laws by
Congress for the return of alleged fugitive
slaves, nor any prohibition thereto to the
states against the passage of laws upon that
subject, that the Fugitive slave act is a di
rect violation of the tenth article of amend
ments to the Constitution of the United
States, which declares that " the powers
not delegated to the United States by the
Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the
states, are reserved to the states, respec
tively, or to the people."
Resolved, That our senators and ropre
sentatives in Congress be requested to use
all honorable means to secure the uncondi
tional repeal of the fugitive slave act of
1860, which is hostile alike to the provi
sions of the national constitution and to
the dictates of the christian religion, an in
fraction equally of the supreme law of the
land, and of the higher law of God in ac
But, let us go a little further and examine
into the antecedents of this Governor Gard
ner whom the Patriot endorses.
"Gardner, when first nominated by the
Know Nothings for Governor of Massachu
setts, .as without political antecedents ; but,
elected almost by acclamation, he was not long
in satisfying public curiosity as to where he
stood on the slavery question. In his first
message, lie denounced the removal of the
Wilmot proviso as applied to the territory
north of 868 80, and called on the Legislature
of Massachusetts "to manfully demand" the
restoration of the Missouri Line.
He also remonstrated against the Fugitive
Among the acts which he "approved,"
while Governor, are the following:
"Au act admitting into the public schools of
Massachusetts, Negro children, on terms of
equality, with children of white parents."
[Mass. Pamphlet acts, p. 6184.]
"An act to incorporate the 'New England
Emigrant Aid Company,' designed to flood
Kensas territory with Yankee Abolitionlt;,
so as to fi81 the territory with anti-slaverites,
preparatory to its admission as a state.
Pamphlet acts, p. 506.
These are some of the official' acts of Gard
ner, in whose person the Know Nothing Order
has recently triumphed in Massachusetts-of
Gardner, over whose election the Patriot with
other accredited Know Nothing organs in the
south are rveeicing I
But this is netall. Gardner was a member
of the Philadelphia National Know Nothing
Council, and was the leader of the northern
seceders from that body. He penned the pro.
test of the northern delegates. And, in his
speech accepting the "American nomination
for Governor," he " thanked his friends who
gave him the opportunly of being the first
man in the Philadelphia Convention from Mas
schuasette to take a stand against the south
Among the neolations of a late mass meet
ing, of Gardner friends, previous to the late
election. Is the following :
Resolved, That the American party, by
daeed. ha dons more for Freedom THAN ANY
OTHER PARTY HAS DONE OR PROPOBSE TO
Do, and the most emphatic rebuke Maasae
ohnsetta can stamp upon the present anti
American administration and the agres
sions of the Sonth, is by boldly maintaining
the SPRINGoFILD PLATFORM; and the Amer.
ican party under the lead of Gardner," &c.
Such is the character of the Know Nothing
organization in Massachusetts, where the Se
cret Order first originated, and such are the
acts of Gardner, whose election is hailed by
the Patriot, and the leading Know Nething
Jonrnals of the South, as an " American vie
tory" greatly to be rejolced over. To what
are we-n.o, but whither are Ta-Y tending ?
THE DESIGNS OF W. H. 8EW4RD AND
Can any one fall to observe, a constant and
unsleepiug determination on the part of certain
leading politicians at the north to drive the
people Into sectional political parties ? To ar
ray the people of the free states against the
people of the slave holding states; to see that
it is their thoughts by day, and their dreams
by night. The aggressive policy of the slave
power, upon the rights of the non-slave hold.
ing states, is dwelt upon and enforced by all
the ingenuity which eloquence, and appeals to
passion can arouse, with as much earnestness,
as if the thing were really so. The slave
holders are denounced as a privilege class,
against whom the thunders of Seward and his
followers are to be directed until not one is left
in the land. All are to give up their slave
property or perish by it. Opposition to slave
ry is the only plank in their platform. This
the leaders know, is the only question upon
which they have any chance to effect their ob
ject, and hence their unceasing efforts to in
flame the minds of the northern people, against
their southern brethren on this delicate sub
ject. They know the love which the Ameri
can people have for the Union. To effect their
object they must destroy this feeling by as.
sailing the institutions of the south, which the
constitution recognizes and was intended to up
hold. To create strife and bitterness between
the north and the south, and thereby under
mine this love of Union, which our fathers
taught their children, and which is inspired by
the blessings it confers upon all classes of our
citizens and every section of our country, is
their daily occupation. They know full well
that the south will not always bear this con
stant agitation and war upon her rights, and
this tampering with her interest by tho.e
whose duty it is to let us manage our property
in our own way. Forbearance will cease to
be a virtue and a dissolution of the Union
brought about for self-protection, by the south
ern states, unless the constant and ungenerous
interferi-nce with southern rights, be not put
dlown. No body knows this better than Sew.
ard and his coadjutors, who are getting up
this sectional feeling. If he cannot reach the
presidency by uniting the north against the
south on the question of slavery, he knows full
well he can never reach it. To' dissolve the
Union and be president of one portion is his
next hope. He had rather be president of a
half of tile Union than not to be at all. Like
Lucifer he would rather " rule in hell, than
serve in Heaven."
It is against these dangerous men, and their
schemes the people of the south must perpetu
ally be upon their guard. They have obtained
such power and influence at the north, through
the aid and assistance of the know nothing par
ty and machinery, that they have become bold
er than ever in their plans of mischief. They
boast of having elected sixty or seventy mem
bers of the lower house of Congress by it.
The only party that can resist them scccessfully
is the democratic party. This party is organ
ized on pure national grounds throughout the
Union, except in New York, and that will be
before the Presidential election. To support
this party at such a crisis in political affairs is
the duty of every well wisher of his country
and especially the people of the south.
LoUISIANA--OfOial.-The Baton Rouge
Advocate publishes the official returns of eve
ry parish in the state. The returns are correct
but the additions are full of errors. Correct
lug them carefully, we find that the vote for
Governor is as follows : WICKLIFFY, 22,4222
DsatIONY, 19,418--majority for WICKI lir ,
The conductors of a public press, as In duty
bound to speak the truth on all matters of a
political character; to suppress the facts on one
side of a question, and misrepresent them upon
the other is not dealing justly or fairly by those
who place ,confidence in their statements; to
commit an error of this kind through Ignorance
of the political history of our country is bad
enough, but to do so simply for party ends, is
culpable in the highest degree.
In the last number of the American Patriot,
it is stated, with much apparent confdence,
that Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Iowa, have
gone for the Democrats, and that they are the
most notorious abolition states in the Union;
that while these states have voted for the de
mocrats, Maryland, Kentucky, and Massachu
setts, have voted for the Know Nothings.
Now whdt we complain of in this matter is,
that the editor of the Patriot ought to know,
that its implied charge of abolition in those
states first mentioned, against the democrats,
in those states, is totally unfounded. He
ought to know, that the Democrats in those
states, placed themselves upon true national
grounds, and fought and won the victory, sin
gle handed, against the combined exertions of
Know Nothings, Abolitionists., and Republi
cans, all united on a common anti-slavery plat
form. In Pennsylvanio, the WIligs were in
He ought to know, and have the candor fo
admit the facts, that ip every free state, (Cal
ifornia excepted) the Know Nothing, or, the
American party, have organized themselves
upon the anti-slavery, or abolition platform.
He ought to know, also, and without prevari
cation, or dissimulation, concede, that the De
mocratic party, in every state in the Union,
both north and south, east and west, have
been organized on true national principles,
with the single exception of the Softs of New
It is also true that in Indiana, Pennsylvania,
and Iowa, the democrats are true national
men, and have in every instance, stood by the
constitution and the rights of the southern
states. Under its guarantees they stood upon
For southern men to charge their only
friends at the north, on this great and vital
question, with being abolitionists, when they
have such indubitable evidence to the contra
ry, is nufair, unjust, and ungrateful, while the
impolicy of such a course is plain and palpable.
To stigmatise southern Democrats with be
ing slanderous because they write and speak of
the true position of the Know Nothings in the
free states is equally improper, and is dictated
no doubt by wounded feelings, consequent up
on the overwhelming defeat of the Know No
things at our recent election in this state, and
nearly all the southern states.
" Our party has obtained a signal triumph
in Baltimore, and all is well in that quarter.'
Yes, such a victory as it is. They should
blush to mention it, when they ought to know
that it was obtained by violence, force, and
fraud. Too many of such victories have re
cently disgraced our large cities, and among
them our own Crescent. Does the Patriot jus
tify such high handed carryings on at the polls,
in order that " Americans shall rule America,'
as they call it. We protest against all such
unfair, illegal, and dangerous practices. They
are a disgrace to the age in which we live,
and will bring our free institutions into con
tempt. The National Intelligencer denonaces
the actors, as "violators of law and the peace
of the city, who had resorted to the most rep
rehensible means for the purpose of defeating
the will of the people.'"
AFFAIRS IN KANSAS.
The telegraph gives us some fearful ac
counts of disturbances and bloodshed in
In what peculiar way, they originated, or
in which part of the territory they broke
out, we are not informed. Possibly, they
allude to disturbances which have been ap
prehended from the arrival of the Free
soil agitator, Park, and the determination
not to permit him to reside there. More
probably, however, they spring from the
more general cause of the free state organ
ization to resist the constitutional laws
and subvert the territorial government by
arms. For this purpose there appears to
have been extensive secret preparations,
and at the last direct advices which we
have had from the territory a crisis was ev
idently at hand.
The free state or free soil party have
just concluded their convention, at which
they formed a state constitution, and order
ed elections to be held under it as soon as
it shall be adopted by the votes of their
partizans. They intend thus to assume the
character of a state, in direct opposition
to the existing territorial authorities; and
the secret recruiting and arming with the
view of expelling the subsisting govern.
went by force. This has been made appar.
ent by the debates and proceedings in the
convention, and more definitely disclosed
by the publication of their secret plans for
military organization and equipment.
In anticipation of this desperate caI
lawless attempt, the supporters of the te,.
ritorial authority held a convention to take
measures for the support of the law. It
was held at Leavenworth, about afortnigh|
ago. The Governor of the territory wee
present, and was made President of the
convention, in which capacity he madej'
speech on the condition of territorial at.
The tone of the speech isvery det
and emphatic, and his official position
it great importance in the critical staM,
public feeling. We have no detailed l
port of what he said, other than a Pene~a
summary by, correspondents from Learie
worth to St. Louis, and Eastern papers..
The leading points which he made are,how.
ever, plain and unmistakable. He avole4
his conviction that the legislature is a ha.
ful body, to whose acts submission is dde.
that they who conspired or acted in opPi
sition were in resistance to lawful govern.
ment, and to that extent traitorous; that it
would be his duty as Governor to cause all
the enactments of the legislature to bse,
pected and enforced by all the power plan.
ed in his hands as Governor of the territo
ry; and he assured his hearers that the el
ecutive power of the federal government
would be exerted, if necessary, for the sme
The Governor went at large into th
discussion of the acts of the Free state
party, in the election of Reeder, and their
sabsequent proceedings in forming a state
constitution for a part of their people, with.
out any sanction of law, and he proclaim.
ed them to be in all respects unlawful and
The Convention thus addressed took step
to organize a " Law and order party," fir
thiedefence of the laws and the governmeag
of Kansas, against armed violence threat.
ened by the Free Soilers. t
The other side having completed their
bogus state convention, with which they
claim to supersede the existing authorities
and government, took measures to carry
out their plans by means of an armed force.
This was the position of the the two par.
ties at the latest direct accounts from this.
territory; and it is, therefore, not a matter
of surprise to hear that that there has been
collision and bloodshed. We have looked
for them as unavoidable while the anti
slavery party insisted upon setting up their
will by force over the constitutional organ
ization and legal existence of the Territo
ry. The first week of Congress will bi'
excited with this question, even if the ac
counts which have been brought us by tel
egraph should turn out to be premature, or
exaggerations, got up to affect the action
of parties in the election of officers in Con
On the 6tb Inst. by the Rev. Wmn. B. Lacy, Mr.
LEWIS NAUMIAN, of Clinton, La., to Miss BY.
TIIIELLA E. daughter of B. HiAYNES, Esq., of thbl
SILLIMAN FEMALE COLLEGIATE
ST a meoeting of the Board of Trustees of this In
a.stitution, on Saturday, the tirst lost., Reverend
II..NIII MCDoxALD was elected Principal of the In
Mr. McDo\.LD proposes to move with his rammli
to Clinton. by the first or January, and to o
school onl the first Monday of March. with i4R,.
sistuant Teachers as may be required.
WM. SILLIMAN, President.
Clinton, I)c. 3. 1855. to
CLINTON MALE ACADEMY.
Tills Institution will open on Mouday next, the
10th of December, in which will be taught a
thorough course of English, Classlcal, and Matbl
Terms, $15, $20, and $25 per seslion of flv.
months, payable monthly in ad-vance. Each pupil
will be required to furn ish his own chair.
dec. 8--2m W. lILL, A. M.
LAND FOR SALE.
ONE section of land, situate in the Parisb of last
Feliclana, within five miles of the town of ClII
ton, with all the improvements, necessary for com
fort or convenience, the same being in good repair.
Also: A section of land, in the Parish of East DB
ton Rouge, near Greenwell springs.
Both sections will be sold on reasonable terms.
For further particulars, enquire at this office. dl '
OIESTICK'8 Letters; Old Homestead, by Mrs.
IStephens; Irving's Works; Travels in Japan
and Central Africa, by Bayard l'ylor ; for sale by
due 8 NAUMAN & STRAUSSS
TOYS! TOYS II
A SPLENDID lot of Toys, for Christmas and new
Year, for tale by NAUMAN & STRAUSS.
COME and see our extensive stock of Fancy Goode,
VCloth, tooth, and nail Brushes, Combs, &c.
Also: a fine lot of
OIL PAINTINGS, Just received and for sale by
dse 8 NAUMAN & STRAUSS,
BROUGHT before me, the undersigned Justice o
B the Peace, by R. D. Collier, and strayed this day,
a bay mare Mule, about twelve years old, twelve or
thirteen bhands high, with considerable saddlemarks,
ears split and disfigured, white nose and star In the
face, also branded on each thigh with peculiar obs
racters. No other marks perceivable, and said to
be worth, in cash, Fifteen dollars, by John Doyle
and B. M. Collier, sworn appraisers.
East Feliciaua, December 3, 1855.
dec 8 GILES W. KENT, J. P. 2d Ward.
BLANKETS, liuseys, and negro shoes, received
. last season, for sale low, by
sept 26 J. G. DrARKMOND.