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THE Paob tDINGS OF THE K. N.
NORTHBBRN CONVENTION. '
AaguomOI RMotLTIONS ADOPTED.-The
Og df edbebween TV'orthern and Southern
noa MngsV.-The Gazotte, of yett
terdy, contined an account of the final h
•proeedings of the know nothing stionalos
•onvention now being hold in this city.-- 0
They furnish conclusive proof, that the or.
der can never adjust its dicullties upon the
slavery question and act together as a na"
tional organization united upon principle. o
The breach which took place at Philadel
phia last June between the northern and
southern wings of the order, so fkr from
being healed, has apparently become wider d
and more marked by the action of this con
Some sixty delegates were present from
nine free states, viz: Ohio, Indiana Illinois,
Rhode Island. Massachusetts, Pennsylvana,
Miehigan, Vermont, and Wisconsin-in all
having 107 electoral votes. The only men S
of note that took part in the proceedings
were ex-Gov. Johnston, of Pennsylvania,
Lieut. Gov. Ford, Thomas Spooner, Hiram
Griswold, and O. F. Moore, of Ohio. Gov.
Gardiner of Massachusttts, was not pres- a
eat, but the party which elected him was
Mir. Sowell of Penaylvania, moved to q
recommend the National council to dispenise
with some of the ridiculous flummery of
the order by abolishing all but one degree,
and requiring the word of honor of candl
dates for admission, instead of tying them 0
down by oaths. This was passed, bnt'I Is
very doubtful whether the National Coun-i
cil will accede to it. The following roses
lution of our townsman, R. M. Corwine,
looking toward . a union with the south
ern know nothings at the pres.ldetial ele
tion was lost. Itwos as foll s:
"Resolved, That we are ready to meet
our brethren of the states in a national con- I t
vention, and nominate candidates for Pros
ident and Vice President whose claims for
the omoe'is based upon their patriotism, s
love of country, and adherence to the con
stitution; but we must meet on the basis'
of the proposition herein set out, or not at a
Now, whether the convention voted down
the above, because it made the adoption ofl
their platform an "ultimatum," while itI ti
wished to leave a loophole by which the t
north and south might yet vote togethcr,I
for the same President upon two different
platforms, or whether it was averse to any
convention at all, we leave the reader to
judge. We incline to the former hypoth
Here is the basis alluded to, by Corwin: 1
iliPOBT or THE COMMITTEE As ADOPTED.
"The select committee, to which were re
ferred various resolution and propositions, 1
mainly on the subject of the differences ex
isting between the north and the south on a
the subject of slavery, has had the same un
der consideration, and has approved the
following resolutions, and recommend their I
adoption at the proposed session of the
national council to be held at Philadelphia,
on the 29th of February next, in lieu of the
twelfth section of her platform.
That the Missouri compromise was an
infraction of the plighted faith of the na
tion, and that it should be restored; and if
efforts to that should fail, Congress should
refuse to admit into the Union any state
tolerating slavery which shall be formed I
out of any portion of the territory from t
which that institution was excluded by that
"That this convention protest against t
coalescing with any party which demands
the postponement or abandonment of Amer
ican principles, or the disorganization of
the American party.
"That this convention recommend to the
delegates to the national council from the
states here represented, to request the Pros-.
ident of the national council to call ameet
ing of the same, to be held at Philadelphia
on the 19th day of February next.
William Sheets, E. Mattocks,
S. H. Sewell, J. M. Keith.
W. S. Wood, N. C. Greer,
Jabez C. Knight, Committee.
The above plhtform was adopted by a
veto of ninety-three to eleven. Thomas
Spooner mnd, a minority report even more
ultra abolition, which insisted that"slavery
should be excluded from all national terrn
tory," and asserting the notorious falsehood
that "proscription on account of birth or
creed is unwarranted by American Know
Nothing principles." The convention had
the honesty to vote down this latter propo
sition, thus acknowledging the fact that
such prosciption on accountof birth or creed
is all right, according to the Know Nothing
standard of excellence. The minority re
port of Spooner & Co. was in favor of dis
pensing with "secrecy," but the majority,
knowing that without that feature organi
zation would soon go to pieces, would not
conient to it. It could not exist without
the"oaths"and the "secrecy." Several lea
ding Trimble men, such as Mr. Ware, of this
city, and Judge PFishback, of Clermont, par
ticitod in the conventibn which adopted
the above abolition-disunion platform.
Tbir &Ble bw.dkrpm who have Sm
sidered them national will please take no
*e of this hat.
The charge that the repeal of the Miss
ouri restriction was any violation of plight
ed thith is so notoriously untrue to those fa
miliar with the circumstances under which
itWwas adopted, that it requires nothing less
than a Northern Know-Nothing or Aboli
tionist to reiterate it, and even they can
hardly do it without a blush. There was
no more faith or sanctity about it than any
ordinary law of Congress, which is respec
table at the will of succeeding Congresses.
The request that Congress should in the
admission of new States out of any portion
of the United States territory, set up a"test"
that our ancestors never revuired, and which
was not applied to the original thirteen that
adopted the Constitution, is simply disunion
doctrine nothing more nor less. The South
ern portion of the confederacy never would
submit peaceably to such a "test," any more
than the Know-Nothiegs have, but would
separate from their brethren, in imitation
of the latter, and form a government of
their own. Georgia and some of her sister
States have announced that such would be
their action in that event.
This Know-Nothing platform, while it
renders union with the Southern Know
Nothings impossible, and completely section
alizes the Order, will be also not acceptable
to the Black Republicans. The latter re
quire the disorganization of the Order, or
what is the same thing the abandonment of
its sekarate action ; and it further demands
that no more slave States from any part of
the United States Territory, either North
or South, shall be admitted.
We do not see how, after this, the South
ern Know Nothings can have a pretence
for keeping up their organization. Their
Philadelphia platform, being repudiated by
all their orthern brethren, is of no service
to them. By keeping up their separatedr
ganization they weaken the only national
party in the field-the Democracy-and
thereby increase the chance of success on
the part of the abolitionist. All other par
ties have broken up and disbanded on the
slavery question but the Democracy, which
presents a platform broad enough for all the
States to stand upon. It is of Congression
al non-intervention, the right of the people
of every State and Territory to settle the
slavery question themseves; thus taking it
wholly out of the arena of national poli
tics, and preserving unimpaired the integri
ty and harmomy of the Union, which can be
maintained in no other way.
We are anxious to see how the proced
ings of the Northern branch of the Order
are received by their Southern brethren.
1865.] I. N. LEMON. [1855.
WUOI.IAL " Ra.AIL DIKAIBR IN
Drugs Kediuolne and Chemioals.
f YE-W OODS ANJ? DYE-STUFFS,
11 Oils, Paints, and Painters articles; Var
nishes, Window Glass, Putty, Glassware,
Perfumery, Fine Soaps,
Hair, tooth, nail, hat, paint, and clothes'
Surgical and dental Instruments,
Trusses and supporters, all kinds,
Patent and proprietary Medicines; all sorts,
Letter, calp, and fancy Paper; Inks,
'aure Medicinal Wines and Brandies,
Field and garden Seeds; fresh,
Toys, Shoe brushes and blacking,
Razors, fine socket Knives, Table Cutlery,
School Books by various authors.
i.II offer goods equally as low as they can
be obtained from any similar establishment in
this section, all' warranted to be
FRESH AND GENUINE.
ORDERs FROM THI COUNTRY filled, and satis
faction guaranteed, with regard both to price
PH YSICIAN'S PRESCRII'TIONS will
receive my personal attention at all hours of
the day sad night. a 14
TilE UNION HOTEL FOR SALE.
TIIOSE fine buildings which have been
recently repaired and put in complete or
der. are now offered for sale.
The hnildings are spacious and well fitted
or the Hotel business, being central in their
o cation, and also provided with avcry neces
sary collvenience for carrvying on the business
A large and commodious stable, good well,
and nill requisite appurtenances are on the pre
For te.rms, apply r.t the Hotel, or to
may 5 JAMES M. DXION.
3.f SHACKS Elgyptian seed Oats, just rcceivcd
/UU'rom St. Louis, for sale by
MILLS, CLEVELAND & Co.
i251f IiLs. St. Louis supernne Flour, just received
e by MILLS. CLEVELAND & Co.
A N active honest man in each section of the state,
to take ordels by 'sample' for YVrpeau's Magnetic
o active men a salary of $800 year, and a small
commlssion will be paid. "Salary payable month
ly." For particulars address Dr. M. VE.LPAU, 421
Broadway, enclosing stamp to pre-pay answer, nll
SUGAR CURED HAMS.
A LOT of sugar cured HAMS, on hand and for
1 sale by WM. GURNEY.
NEW BUCK WHEAT.
IRISH potatoes, cheese, onions, sour kront, aud
I uudry other articles, for sale by
nev 2 J.S. IsARMONI
F all kds a nd qua ltieu, s complete assortment,
0V e Lta S f.1L SIº.
FAMILY GROCERIES, 'c.
CONFECTIONARY AND FAMILY
IHE UNDERSIGNED, thankful for the
L liberal patronage which he has received for ,
a series of years during which his efforts to
please and accommodate, he trusts, has afford
ed general satisfaction, with the view of in
creasing that approbation and support has made
large and valuable additions to his present ex- 1
He is prepared to furnish Balls, Soirees,
Weddings, Assemblies, Dinner Parties (public
or private), and social gatherings, of whatever
kind, with every article required.
It would be to the Interest of country mer
chants and others, to call,=examine, and leave
Candles, assorted Ginger, Canton
Rock candy do Havana
Cakes & pastry, ass'd Raisins, Layens & M.R.
Sugar plums do Cherries in Brandy
Preserves in syrup Cinnamon and Spice
do Brandy Strawberry cordial
Candies, new style Raspberry do
Cordials ass'd, superior Orgeat do
do common Currants
Muscat wino Citron, preserved
Currant jelly Cloves and nutmegs
Quince do Almonds, pecans
Orange do Essences; lemon, rose
Guanva do Rose water, &c. &c.
Pork and bacon sides Mess Beef, by the half
Shoulders and Hams or whole barrell
Sugar cured Hams Cheese and butter
Dumeld's do Coffee and tea
Stagg & Shay's do Chocolate
Sugars; brown, loaf, Mackerel, in kits and
crushed & powdered barrels
Soap and candles Salmon in kits
Golden syrup, retail Dried apples
Sugar cured beef Pickles, all sized jars
Comprising a full and superior assortment of
superior FAMILY GROCERIES, all
of which will be sold low, and in quantities to
WINES AND LIQUORS.
Wines, old & choice Brandy, superior
Port do do do lower grades
Madeira do do Whiskey, all qualities
Claret do do Gin and rum, superior
Champagne do Scotch Ale
I Muscat do London Porter
American Porter Sweet Oil, in half and
do Ale whole bottles
And a great variety of other articles for
SFA MI L' use.
a14 WM. GURNEY
CONFECTIONARY ANI) FAMILY
rI'HE subscriber still continues the above hi
I siness at the old stand on Commercial Row.
Thankful for the liberal patronage heretofore
received from the citizens of Clinton, and the
pubiic generally, he will spare no efforts to de
serve a continuance of the same.
He has lately made large additions to his
former extensive stock which enables him to
furnish every thing in his line of the best qua
lity, and on the most reasonable terms.
Particular attention will be paid to the fur
nishing Balls, Dinners, Weddings, &c., with
cakes, candies, sweetmeats, fruits, wines, cor
dials, and such other articlea as may be want
ed for such occasions.
Among other articles now in store, he has
Cakes and pastry, assorted,
Raisins, best brand,
Cinnamon and spices,
Almonds and Pecans,
Cloves, nutmegs, and currants,
Cordials assorted. superior and common,
Strawberry, raspberry, orgeat, cordials,
Jellies; currant, quince, orange, guava,
Sugar cured hams of the best quality,
Mess beef, by barrell, or retail,
Cheese; Swiss, German, and western,
Coffee, tea, chocolate, butter,
Mackerel, salmon, dried apples,
Soap, candles, star and spermacetl,
Wines; Port, Madeira, Claret, Champagne,
Brandy, superior and common,
Whiskey, Gin, Rum,
Porter ; London and American,
Ale ; Scotch and American,
Sweet Oils, Sauces, prepared Mustard.
In short, every article in the line of confec
tionary and family groceries.
BREAD I BREAD II
Fresh Bread will be furnished every morn
ing, delivered at the residences of those who
may desire it. All orders left at the Store,
will be punctually attended to.
may 5 A. SCHLANKER.
Dissolution of01 Co-partnershlp.
THE co-partnership heretofore existing he
Itween Thomas J. Worsham, and James M.
Dixon, in the Hotel business inl Clinton, was
lpssolved by mutual consent on the 25th. April.
Thomas J. Worsham will continue the busi
ness on his own account, and respeetfully soli
cits a continuance of the patronlage of the pub
lic. THOMAS J. WORSl[AM,
m 3 JAMES M. DIXON.
WINES, CUotDIAIS, & LIQUORS.
CALL and exsmine the sub crber's stock of Wines,
Cerdials. and Liquers. WM. MURNWY.
AN excelleut stomachlo and tonic, for sale by
a sep LAIISWOWTHY I TILPN
WORMS, MJYERR & Co.
I AVE recently removed from their old stand,
1 to the store formerly occupied by M.
BLOOM, where they keep constantly on hand, a
complete assortment of
FANCY AND STAPLE GOODS,
CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS,
HARDWARE, CROCKERY, GROCERIES, &o.
They are now well situated to offer every
facility in their line of business and accommo
date those who may favor them with a call.
la 9 8-y
LANGWORTHY & TILDON,
Druggists and Apotheoaries,
AND DBALlSu IN
BOOKS AND STATIONERY.
A WELL selected aseesortment of Perfume
ry, Toys, and Fancy Goods.
Music and Musical instruments.
Paints, Oil, Lead, and Varnish,
Brushes of all kinds,
Fine Cutlery, Razors, and Soap.
I..See Advertisement on fourth page.
a14 BRICK ROW--CLurox, LA.
FINE WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWEL
RY, &c. &c.
ALWAYS ON HANI), and for
sale by the subscriber, a general
FINE GOLD AND SILVER
WATCHES, SPECTACLES, &c.
Ladies and Gentlemen's fine Breast Pins,
Ear rings, Finger rings, Studs,
Watch keys, Snaps,
G old and silver Pencils, with or without pens,
Gold Lockets, Thimbles,
German silver Spectacles,
Together with a variety of other fine goods,
warranted to be the articles for owhich they are
The above stock was selected in New York
and New Orleans by the subscriber, and is the
largest and most superior ever offered in thi
CALL AND EXAMINE.
agWArcnEs, CLOCKS, AnD JeEWLRY, repair
ed and warranted.
His store is on Brick Row, one door north
of W. W. Chapman & Co.
a 14 WILLIAM SADLER.
TO THE PUBLIC.
THE undersigned has removed his trimming
shop, to the building fronting his residence,
on the Liberty road, a short distance north of
the Union Hotel.
He is prepared to execute all orders entrus
ted to him, in his line of busiuess, viz: trimming
and painting carriages, buggies, &e.
lie is also prepared to do all kinds of uphol
stery work, rlepairing furniture, varnishint and
cleaning, andl will have on hand and make to
order all dlescriptions of mnattrasses, &c.
All work done, warranted to be durable
and at reasonable prices.
5 30. G. KOC'H.
WV. W. CHAPMAN & Co.
Importers and Dealers in Hardware,
CUTLERY, IRON, NAILS. CASTINGS,
Boots, ShoeN, Saddlerv, Trunks, and Plantation
EAsT sinE Prn.Ic SQUARE,-CLINTo., LA.
II AVE a full and completo assortment of'
every thing in their line. Their old custo
mers and the public in general are requested,
to call. april 8
DRUGS, MIEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS.
frlIE following catalogue embraces a partial
.I list of articles constantly on hand and for
sale by LANGWORTHY & TILI)ON, at the
Drug Store in Clinton, to which the attention
of the trade generally is respectfully solicited.
Aloes, ilcohol, Muriatic acid,
Assafamtida, alum, Morphia, musk,
Arrow root, Number Six; half pint
Ammonia carb. quart bottles,
Ahesive plaster, Nutmegs, oil hergamot
Allspice, Pink root, piperine,
Balsam, Fir and Tolu, Pot ash, paint brushes,
Bay Rum, blue stone, Quinine, sal soda
Blue mass, black lead, Soda bicarbonate
Black Snake root, Seidlitz powders
Borax, blister plaster, Sarsaparilla, sponge
Calomel, Eng. & Am. Syrup squills, starch
Calcined magnesia, Varnish, venetian red
Camphor, Castile soap, Whiting, gum drops
Castor oil, per gallon Brandy, Port wine
and bottle, Gin,
Cayenne pepper, Brushes of all kinds
Charcoal powder, Lily white, pomatmn
Cloves, chrome green, Black lead, hair oil
Citrate of Iron, Brown's ess. ginger
Quinine, Yeast powders
Cod liver oil, Scales and weights
Colombo root, Copaiva capsules
Composition powder, Thermometors
Colppcras, cream tartar Snuff, Scotch
I)overs powders, macaboy
Ehl Bark, ergot, Scarificators, catheters
Epsoum salts, Lancets, spring do
Extracts of all kinds, Cupping glasses
Flax seed, flor sulphur, Patent medicines
Ginger, glue, Thompson's eye water
Gum guac, gunm myrrh Wistar's balsam of wild
Gun arabic, do opium, cherry
Ilonman's anodyne, Graeffenberg Pills
Henry's magnesia, Batchelor's hair dye
Iodide potassa, indigo, Barry's tricopherous
Jalap, Aycr's cherry pectoral
- Laup black, litherege, Fahnestock's vermifuge
- Lunar castic, Winer's "
Lemon syrup, Iloffllad's bitters
Matches, mace, Fancy soaps, variety
Fanucy perfumery, ass'd papers,
I Playing cards, &c. &c.
A LOT of Ihavana Cigars, received last night, by
A H. S. 3IEECHENO & Co.
ang 4 (TIae t~dler's.)
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