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fingled party was to nrei nojo
members in C r opop tq sl r
for the prpose deeating any attempt
intVU mii anes into the Union eas a.
state, It is also a matter of public noto
riety tliat for months back, a se.~rt politi
caland military society has bood formed in
that territory for carrying Free-Soil meas
ures .i operatlon, the chief of the Order
being 'styled "the General," and his subor
4t1w offieered according to their repo
tV'b n ht . the tegOid wthie
K nb.I*6thfbgsm> has entbil d u. Ithe
t e creation of new politicl seret
ýorifMtubs hitbheto unkn6Wn in oar 'ci-m
try's istory, and incompatible with our in
st1`t One and the spirit of liberty. It is a
nisaer of satisfaction to all good Demoe
crte throughout the land to know, that
while Others have been plotting against the
tree interests of their country and lending
aid and comfort to those who have been
seedkig its destruction for years past, ftp
at lest have been true to their creed, to
the laws, and the Union.
Even now, while Know-Nothingism is o.
penly showing its hands in Copgre s,while
Fre.Sollism threatens to el8ate to the
dpedeet'ship of the House an Abolition ag
tctot the eyes of the South nay of the whole
oult y, are turned up toward the4Demoe
racy as the only party which deserves its
conlidence, and offers guaranties of order
and-tranquilsty. It is a tribute due to gen
uine patriotism, and to unfaltering attach
ment to republican principles.
The message of Gov. Winston to the Leg
bisl rguof Albaima is a document of such
length that several of the newspapers at
the eapital of the State have not found it
coevenient to publish it entire.
The Governor having disposed of al lo
cal subjects, enters elaborately upon the
slave question.-He says;
"The continued and violent agitation of
slavery by the people of the non-slavehol
ding states, exhibits a settled purpose on
their part, led on by the bigoted fanatic,
andeoheming politician, to permit the §outh
the enjoyment of no peace in the Unioi,
until aroused by the spirit of freemen, we
willhave them know we have borne with
their aggressions until longer submission to
wrong and insult is not endurable."
Detiling the grievances of which the
South .Plauins, he remarks :
"rite Union of these States is only to be
preserved by a faithful obseruance of the
terms of the compact agreed upon in the
Constitution; and the sooner the aggress
or is made to understand such to be our
conclusion, the more likely is the union to
last. So long as the Union is calculated to
offect the great objects it was established
to accomplish, it should be sustained. But
yhen the government, under the control of
:a reckless majority, ceases to protect, and
incomes an object of oppression, it will
have ifiled in the purpose of its creation,
and will no longer be a proper object of
respect or veneration."
The Governor argues as the only corree
tive, a union of the whole South, and the
adoption of measures calculated to maintain
political and commercial independence.
"For myself (says the governor,) I have
long been convinced that the day for com
promises and appeals to Northern forbear
nmce had passed, and that our safety depen
ded on a sterner and more manly course, re
solving as heretofore, to ask for nothing
but what is right, and determined to sub
mit to no further wrong.',
LAND FOR SALE.
ONE section of land, situate In the Parish of East
Fellcitwa, within five miles of the town of Olin
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 Ba
ton. Rouge, near Greenwell springs.
Both suetlons will be sold on reasonable terms.-
For further particulars, enquire at this office, dP
DOESTICK'S Lettersa ; L Ild floumestead, by Mrs.
Stephcens; Ivinlg's \\'ork ; Travels in Japan
and Central Africa, by iayard Taylor ; for sale by
dac 8 NAUMAN & STRAUSS.
'I'OYk I TOYS 1i
A SPLENI)II lot of T'oy. for Christmas and new
Year. fLr ,ale by NAUMIAN it TRAUS.
COMEI and see our extensive stock of Fancy Goods.
C Cloth, tooth, and nail lrushes, Colnbs, Ac.
Also: a fine lot of
OIL PAINTINGS, just received and for sale by
dee 8 NAUMAN & STRAUSS.
FURNITURE FOR SALE.
TO be sold, at public auction, at the Union Hotel,
In the town of Clinton, on
ATURDD A Y Decernber 22, 1856,
all the furniture Iwblonging to this well known estab
lishmout, consalting ol
Bedsteads, manttrasses, bed clothing, &c.
Dining rootn furniture, crockery, glass, &e.
Kitchen ware, tables, &c.
Cooking stove, &c., &c.
Being the same now in use. Persons desirous of
purchasing such ariicles, will please call and exam
Ine the same, as bargains can be had previous to the
day of sale.
dec 1 WORSHIIAM & DIXON.
THE, exercises of this Institution will be. resumed
on Monday, October '2. 1855.
CLARA W. DUNBAB,
sot M I S I. Wn ll
TDITED T A 5POIAIL. DIIMOCRAITIC COMMITTIS.
Saturday Morning, Deoember 15,1856
Hi.FW are sltbo rledt punneitn lltAlY
lAWFORD, as aemMflifto * the elN c.ete.
or ma PIaCE, for the Fifth ard. t .a vaan.
by IOtbytb., atb.et.:ei , brir.
a W e again cal upon all persons ludoht
ed to as for s.bar otiu,. idvettllag and job
wdtt, to mmkr apetdy payment.
N. B. Yearly advertlsements are past due.
PARADE OF' THE FIREMEN.
On Monday last, Olikton Protection Fire
Company, paraded, for the first time. Their
engine was beautifully and tastefally decora
ted, and the members, attired in:their neat
aMd handsotpe uniform, made an attractive
and Intereting appearance. Attended by a
fine band of made, eondeeted by the veterar
SMti, they matched throngb the prlinclal
streets, called to a halti odcasionally, by gen.
erous cltizens, who showed, by their courtesy
and hospitality, their high appreciation of tht
a company. Should a ire unfortunately occur
r in out mld# they have the satisfaction of know.
lag, that ýlls body, composed of active and
a" talwart men, will render prompt aid and ef1
Ih the evening, the company attended the
. performance of the Sakspearean Society, at
Thespian Hall. A large and fashionable an
dediend was In attendance. and seemed to give
Snew life. d pirit to the performers. Never,
since their organization, have they appeared
to so much advantage, and we were particular.
lypleased to see Mrs. N., after her late indis
e position, so cordially received.
The proceedlags of the day were conducted
f with good order and decorum, and reflecte,
much credit on all who participated therein.
a*There has been some excitement during t
the past week, among our citizens, growing
out of the discovery of an organized associa-.
tlon, leagued together for felonious purposes, r
Several persons. supposed to be connected with!
them, have been requested to leave, some of
whom have complied.
At a meeting of the Shakspearean Society of I
Clinton, it was unanimously
Resolved, that the thapks of this Society be ten
dered to the Clinton Protection Fire Company, for
ts patronage, with our best wishes for the continu
opularityf the company and the health tud
happness of each and every member.
Resolved, That the Shbakepearean Society, places
Its property and prosperity under their ,'Protection."
S. H. BUTLER, Seo'y.
THu.sPmA Socltcrr.-This enterprising and talented
Assoolatloq, will perform on their next appearance,
the beautiful and thrilling Tragedy of "Douglass,"
(by general request,) and poor Powers' celebrated
Irish three, "The Omnibus," in which Mr. Nicholls
will appear as "Pat Rooney." Mrs. Nicholls will ap
ear "Lady Randolph,' In "Douglass."
WAsatovro., Dec. ll.-On the sixth ballot I
for speaker to~day Banks, of Mass., received
106 votes. It is thought he will be dropped
and Pennington taken up.
,There is nothing later from Kansas, and it is
thought previous accounts were exaggerated.
The President has informed the District At
torney of New York that another fillibuster.
expedition is fitting out at that port for the in
vasion of Nicaragua, and has instructed him
to use prompt measures to suppress it.
NEw YORK, Dec. 0.--The steamship Ariel
has arrived here with a few hours later news
f-rm Europe, but it is of no importance.
PArAlueLPruA, Dec. 9.--A. H. Simmons, one
of the proprietors of the Philadelphia Ledger
and Baltimore Sun, died here to-day.
NEW ORnL.AxS, Dec. 12.--The steamship
Texas arrived here to-day, with dates from the
city of Mexico of the 4th, and V1'ra Cruz of
the 8th. Genm. Janverz of the Mimnistry, haus
issued a decree promulgating the new Judi
ciary system, which has given great offeuse to
the Clergy, as it strikes at some of thle dearest
privileges of the church. A revolution was
plotted to make Gen Urga President. One
of the leaders was the famous Priest, Miran
da. A large number of the clergy are inmplica
ted, and numerous arrests have followed. Gen.
Urga managed to escape from custody while
on his way to the capital. There is trouble
in the cabinet and it was thought that a dis
solution must take place. Gen. Commonfort
would probably form a new one.
The soldiers of Alvarez had committed great
excesses in the capital, and fights, robberies,
and murders were of daily occurrences, and
could not be restrained. A baud of sixty rob
bers msfest the National road, by whom the
Spanish minister had been robbed of all he
had in the diliigence. A decree had been is
sued declaring all Santa Anna's army appoint
meutments null, and Santa Amna and Blance
declared deserters.from the army. A new law
regulating the press is abgut to be promul
1fir. Edito-Old cien, I s, is agar dt
out in the American Patriot, endeavoring with at
MIiflýl' ability 'and ingenuity, to resist the 01
power and influence of the catholic church, or ti
rather by the fore-lock to warn the country ti
against the lectures of Hon. Joseph R. Chan- vi
14kbpn th.e erseeption of Catholics tq the 4d
UTnated States. ' Old itizen treats the sdbject hi
as lightly and with as much seeming nowacAal- o
ace as if there was no truth in the statement. 1N
He attqmpts to thsow ridicule upon the whole in
matter by asking several questions about, Hail ei
Mary! ho!y water, Bisbep ILzghe~ , the count- li
ing of beads, etae o
I think I know Old citizen, and if he be the g
person I take him to be, my respect for him ti
as a nap, and foI his sacred calling, will com- P
stand forhim and his publication, a calm, fair, Si
t and respotful consideration. a'
Old eitizen's good sense, long experience, 51
and eatensive reading, should make him a firm 1i
defender of religious freedom, and universal ti
1 toleration. When distinguished divines, com
. mit errors, their errors are mush more baneful ti
r to soelety than when an individual of ordinary N
e standing happens to do so. They are looked t1
r up to, and revered as men of great intelli-.
' gence, moral, and intellectual worth by the tl
d general mass pf mankind. They are supposed "
to be governed hy the holy principles and ri
precepts of the savior of the world-not liable to
o to be led astray by prejudice as persons of sec- ti
t ular pursuits and habits are generally known
. to be, How very close, and impartial then 0
should be their investigation of every question, f
and how nicely should they weigh every word I1
I that they utter on issues Involving the public "
weal? They are powerful to do good,, by
using right means to right ends, and equally
powerful to do mischief, by disobeying the com
1 mands of Christ, to go into the world and 1
preach the gospel to every creature, "and ren
der unto Caesar the things which are Cmsars,"
but preaching instead the politics of the day, I
teaching people how to vote at elections. t
IIn the first place, the Hon. Joseph R. Chan
dier, is a gentleman, whose character is above
reproach, and whose learning, research, and '
I venerable age should secure for him at least i'
f respectful attention to whatever he may say t
or publish on any subject, and more particu-i
f larly on so grave a question as the one, which
is now the theme of his lectures. It will not
do, to denounce, or speak lightly of the pro.
ductions of each a man, on so important a subnh
ject, without some cause or justification for so
doing. If the lectures abound with errors,
and untruths, it would be right and proper for
old citizen to show it, and produce rebutting
evidence, bhut it will mot do for him to attempt
their disparagement, by ridicule, and asking
questions, which have no direct bearing upon
the subject, some of which we believe are found
ed on erroneous information.
Old citizen does not deny that the catho
lies have been persecuted in the country, but
seems to think it all right because, the catbo
d lics themselves persecuted the Huguenots in
France, and murdered a larre number of theml
on the night of St. Bartholomew in 1752.
No one should know better than old citizen
that it is no justificetian in one person to coin
rmit a crime, because another has done so.-''
º. Every act of man that infracts the moral law I
is wrong, and we are admonished by reason,
Revelation, anl our internal moral sense, al
.,l ways to do right. To condclun catholics be
cause they have persecuted, and murdered oth
er christian sects, would to some extent estab
1 lish a rule, that would reach to many others
r and consign them alike to condemnation and
reproach. History informs us, that many
p other denominations besides the catholics were
1 guilty of persecution, and other crimes dis
)f graceful to them, and at war, alike with the
1s laws of God and man. Were we, only to
i. look at the dark side of the picture, and read
:o only that page in their history which records
,t their faults and follies, there is scarcely a sect
i in chlristetndom, but would he condenmed under
e th'e rule which Old citizen has laid down, by
o. which to judge the catholics.
- Lot its, Old citizen, look back into the past,
a rid see, if the Ilon. J. R. CiIhandler, has tinot
le sonme data ot which to found his lectures. We
Ic shall not go very far back into tile history ot
is- this couitry, as we think we ilave abundant
rt proof of conmparatively recent date. What
was the iburning down of two catholic church
at es, and shooting down in the streets of mum
s, bers of our unoffending mien, woulen and chil
Id dren, in tihe city of I'hiladellphia in the year
b--? What was the btntlling of a church in
ie Bath, Maine, and whipping the piriest to death
ne Iot twelve tmonths ago ? What was the sack
i. ing of the catholics in Jersey city near New,
it- York at the same time ?
ce Whatt was the blowing up oyanother catho
w lic church in Ohio? What was the riots, ar
l. son, aid murders in Louisville? What was
tLu i ting. a*oting, end kUlaa Irish eathe-'
lies in )oet'Orlean or seve (l days at a timen
duringthe past yelr? Whit was the cruel,
and unchristian-like treatment of catholics all 1
over our country by a political party calling I
themselves Native Americans? What was t
the visitations of the Hiss committee, to pri. I
vate catholic schools, and their disgraceful con
duct, towards highly educated, and sick and r
helpless females ? • What was the enactmentt
of a law by the Know Nothing Legislature of I
Massachusetts, to deprive catholics from hold- I
lng any ofice of trust or profit under the Gov
ernment of that state ? What was the preach-.I
ing in the streets of New York, Boston, and t
other cities, against the catholics by the " An
gel Gabriel,"as hlie was called? What was
the deprivation of members of highly accom
plished and worthy catholic ladies of their po
sition as teachers in the public schools in Phil
adelphia and other places ? What I say were
all these, and a great many other things, of a
like character, which the catholics of this coun
try have had to endure, if it is not persecution?
The heart sickens dt the recital, and we blush
to be obliged to admit its mournful truth.
When old citizen can blot out the record of
these things, and wipe away the stain, that
attaches to the commission of such deeds, in
this day of gospel, light and liberty, then he
will be justified in treating the subject with
ridicule and Joseph R. Chandler with con
tempt, for lecturing on such a subject and not
Old citizen should be aware that this war up
on the catholics gotten up by the know nothings
for party ends, and continued by sectarian feel
ing and prejudice is making eatholics much
more rapidly than the priests ever could make
The religious and political proscription for
. opinion's sake, which has been waged by the
I know nothing or American party, and which
- many diviues of the Protestant persuasion,
seem to endorse as right and proper, have en
listed, and will continue to enlist thousands in
the defence of the catholics, which, but for
. such persecution, would never have given them
selves the slight( st concern about them. The
just and generous will not sit and look on as
idle spectators, when they see a portion ofd
their fellow citizens, assailed in their rights of1
person and conscience, by another portion,
I who can lay no better claim to sit in judlgment
upon the catholic than the catholic has to paes'
sentence upon them. They feel called upon to
I stand up for the rights of all, and to defend
the weak from the strong. They feel that the
constitution, the great palladium of our liber
r ties is assailed, by the attempt to exslnde cath
'olics from holding office, on accout of their
t religious belief. They deprecate this mixing
up of politics and religion, and look upon it as
i one step towards the union of church and state,
and as tampering with a very delicate subejct,
dangerous to our peace, prosperity and happi
ness as a nation. I would most respectfully
t submit for the unbiased consideracion of Old
t- citizen, if it would not he better to allay this
a persecuting spirit against a sect of religionists
n who claim the saine redeemer, and found their
faith upon the samne revelation, tiln seek by
the power of truth over error, in the spirit of
christian forbearance, to win them over to tha
side, which is more consonant with reason, and
a correct interpretation of the holy scriptures.
Education and the dissemination of sound con
servative doctrines, couched in the language of
christian tenderness and love through the pub
lie press is the best, and only way to prevent
the spread of catholicism in this country. No
other mode is consonant the genius of the pco
pie, or the spirit of our institutions. It never
can be done by proscription and persecution.
y Dec. 10th, 1855. JUNIUS.
UNANIMITY OF SENTIMENT IN THE DEMaOCRAT
Ic PAlTY.--The demoracy of Kennucky passed
a series of resolutions at Lexington, on the
5th of October last. The Democracy of Illi.
nois met at Chicago, the other day, and also
passed a series of resolutions. They are iden
tical in sentiment and almost in terms. Let
the Dcmoracy of this state read the response
of Illinoisto their resolutions. It is the response
of the great northwest, and expresses the po
litical views of the democracy of this Union.
Go East, West, north, and we have tile same
political doctrines in the great Democratic
party of this country.-Louisille Democrat.
FRANK LESLIE'S ILILUSTTRATED NEWSPAPER.
We have received the prospectus of this new
journal, to be issued at Ngs. 12 and 14, Spruce
Street, New York, at the oflice of publication of
FLANK LESIIE's celebrated Gazette of Fashion
and New York Journal. The Illustrated News
paper lays down a wide field for the display
of its talents--politics, literature, art, science,
industry, and everything else tending to make
a newspaper interesting, and will be handsome
ly illustrated by the best talent of the country.
Price, one volumle for six months $2; per num
her, 10 c'ents. Address FTANW LEBSLI, as
OLDr tMALE ACADEMY BUILDING1
Miessrs Editors.--As we lave most exec
lent and superb buildings, in the Sillltag pe
male Institute, for the education of fge
there is as great a deficiency on the other hI-
in the want of proper buildings for a
school for young men. We have never
a male Academy building in Clinton fittep lJ
an old field school house and yet trhet) ji>
better location for a high school for.,
men, in the state.
It seems to me that the buildings and
of the old female academy might be
some more useful and desirable pnrp
verting it into a male school. This s
I believe, belongs to the public, or, more
erly speaklug,'to the parish. I have not'
the law in relation to it, nor do I knowll
are the proper trustees, if any, nor these'
ers; perhaps some one may be able tO:'
know the condition this institution is no V
what is doing with it; if any good, wh~t~4
the property of the public should be ma s.
ful to the public, and as the state Legislatt
is soon to meet, facilities might be granted -.
aid us in establishing a male school in CrOjfo,
thlat would be an ornament to our town l
of infinite benefit to til youth of our _s_1
The northern wing of the know not.
have recently held a convention in Ciaena
Ohio, and adopted a new platform, which
themr to a restoration of the Missouri Compm.
mise, or eternal opposition to the admission of
any new state made from the territory beqd
that line, unless its constitution forbids slate.
ry, or in other words to oppose the adtdigs
of Kansas into the Union unless it be h#ms
state. This every one should know would tr
tually dissolve the Union. Georgia as,'
ago ss 1850, declared most emphaticallyý
the refusal on the part of Congress to 'tll
any new state, because its Constitution tole.
ted slavery would be considered by her sa s
infraction of the Constitution, and would ab.
solve her from longer observing its obligation.
This step on the part of Georgia, was e
esect In not only of the people of that stat
without distinction of party, but was generally
nlpproved by the people of all the suuthern
states. Now what do we behold in the pe~l
of this northern wing of the American or
kiow nothing party, but a proposition tg
the very thing that Georgia in her highest idý
ereign capaclty said would be resisted at adir
Isolution of the Union ? Is this the Amerieas
party that wasi to put down slavery agitae
and give peace and prosperity to the natiall
Is this the great party of reform, that Ira
purify our political system ? Is this the pel
and these the mncasres, to be supported' by
the southern wing of those who call thetnseA
such ? Can southern men act with such e
enemies to southern rights, and interests t .nu
southern know nothings mad that they shaO_
risk their dearest interests in the hands of-U
a party ? The future is pregnant with fee6t
issues to the south, and union among ourselves
is our only safety. It is not only necessar7ww
save, but will prevent the consequences we
dread. , ?r
The State of Louisiana, Parish of East FelleiP,
7th District Court, No. 2000.
In the succession of Wright Bass, and
lia McNalb, deceased.
IN pursannce of an order and commiion i
1 directed to tme from thelhonorable courts
said 1 will expose to sale at auction to thledt
and the highest bidder, at the Courthoit
door, in the town of Clinton, on
WrEDNESTDAY, .JANUARY 16, 18bl,
between the hours of 11 o'clock a. m., andl
o'clock, p. mn., the following described pro0
ty belonging to said succession to-wit: ,si#
A certain tract of land containing six hundu
and one acres, bounded on the north bi
lands belonging to G. W. Munday, and $I1
and the widow of P, Rourk, on the east bl
the Comite river, west by John 0. and
ellen White, south by lands of J
Also at small amount of household and kitelca
Sfurniture, one young horse, and stock d
hogs in the woods.
TERIMS O SALE,
The personal property on a credit of tweln
e months from the day of sale, purchaser to
e his note with approved personal security tai'
ing eight per cent interest from naturity uit4
paid. All sums under twenty dollars cas
The land for one fifth of the purchasd.
cash, balance on a credit of one, two,
and four years, in equal installments, thke*M
chaser to give his note with approved personal
security, to bear eight per cent interest II
t maturity until paid with a mortgage fond V5'
dor's privilege retained to secure tlte.hll aid
final payment of the pturchase price
dec. 15 JAMES WELSH, Auctioneer
A LL persons intohted to thie state of Mary g.l"
Icy are nothflecto make Immediate paymeat to
me, or my attornius, John & Charles MoVee, sd
thoce hav ing claims against the estate, will pres.nl
them, duly authenticated, for liquidatioa.
wrf S ALPPI) HAZARD, AIM10