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SEM- E KL .. CLINTON, LA. atscr Morning, Aprl) 14u 18s. -- -- - -~m-Uo or B,Ar wma rsi vlosm deve, we hayve bee mabled to lIme the Adt amb, or, ethe "Tuu 1aº I I ddoag. thiSwe r Iit . enimy to leglhy espo elsom of the Ietdsple it elita 1title hlly dee rMry las agle werd. O.0ur Bat Mae will be on Saturday, the 2l lmsett, afta wh eleb we el ommeaoe our nl weekly pablkatlae p ueCtar Losea, No. 2, L 0. o. 7, will ee. rateJ the 3Ih Afalerlaty iof the er a Aerla, o Thaurdy, Sthe 1k let. Am oramion will be de. yed at the Meelbaa t CLahurch, by J. 0. FgA:, q1r., to which the pabtle, gesraally, are iarlted. ee notice. ' .Tu Tauemws will gle ethe peeforamee oR Trageur etitg, e whiLkh oisadom will be pr aeted the melodra, of 'oemnr Xaias sad the farse of Box A Co. f0Our thbae are due Wa. 0. O. B r.r, ad . C. ieaaro, her. for late city papr.. 'l..per reeiervla this number of the DsLroa, will please place as on theIr xhangem list. There are may exchanges sent to the L.. PFIaW ax and the Buas Pias. These ppers are no long er n existence. Tan Vsanumu, N. O0-This old ad popular hotel is too well known to the eltisea of oar Parish to uned any cormmea trom as. Be taaddltional word will not be takemamllL Situated I n central position and withlnclose proximity to the busine. port.:o of the city, It "s quiet satcomfortable place o shabode. The table is bosatifa y spread: bow could It be otherwise whe that prlnce of eaterrs, Joux GCasr. is the prow'dr? am , the eoll preparation thereof itnot to be exeled. The ofce is attedld by a gentleman who for many years acted in.that paei Ity delar Madge and Waters. If kind attenton. ;ood ftre and pleast rooms, are the requisites to make a plmsat and agreable bouse, then the Ve randl ia the most desirable hotel in the city of New Orleiss. Ezvasonsm.ar Rscr.o TIxM.-The best race of three miles ever run, come off over the Me tairle Course, on Tuesday last. The two prin cipel contesting nags were Brown Dick and Arrow. The former won in two straight heats in the unprecedented time of 6 805, 6 28. This is faster time than was made by Lexington the frst three miles in his running against time. i"The celebrated racer Lecomte, has been ill, but the Picayune of Tuesday states, that he has recovered and took his regular exercise the day previous. It will be a source of unfeigned gratifleation to his numerous admirers to know that there is so good a chance of his meeting his rival Lexiugton, on Saturday next, the 14th inst. The race has caused much excitement, and will probably cause a greater change of money from hand to hand than any ever run in New Orleans. Borirr LA.D WARanwrs.-The new war rants for 120, 80, and 40 acres, it has been sta ted by Commissioner Waldo, will not be issued before the 3d of June. Y`IRINIA.--Mr. Wise's prospects in this State are bright and brightening. There has been a stampede among the Know-'olhing Lodges, and wisdrawn members are becoming more and more numerous. 1SW8. D. McNeil, a distinguished physician of New Orleans, died suddenly of apoplexy, in that city on the 7th inst. The circumstances of his disease were peculiarly striking and dis tressing. He was at the opera with his niece, and oc copied one of the front nlog in the dress circle. Just previously to the commencement of the last act of the "Prophete," and while engaged in conversation with the lady he was accompa nying, he was suddenly seized with an apoplec tic ft, and was borne senseless from the thea tre. He lingered only about eight hours, ELECTION Is OPraLoV'As.--Know Nothing. ism has been defeated 'in Opelousas by the Democratic ticket by a majority of ten out of 112 votes. The election was for Town Coun cil and a Constable, to serve for the next twelve months, which resulted in the choice of six anti-Know Nothing Councilmen and the Con stable. CoNxecrTccT.--Tho election in this State came off ,u the 2d inst. for state oflcers, mem bers of Congress, and Legislature. The returns as far as received show a Democratic gain. In New Haven two Democrats are elected to the Legislature, and In Hartford one Democrat and one Whig; altogether, up to the pre s.ent information, the Democrats have gained .ixteen members, as compared with last year. Smuel Inlgham, the Democratic candidate for Governor, runs ahead of Wm. T. Miner, Know Notbing, while the vote for Henry Dutton, Whig, is quite small-not exceeding it is be ti,wvcd, six thousand In the entire state. _..Business in the District Court is rapid ly progressing. Lae Empear News. The prinaple item of news by the Baltic, are contained in the following telegraphic des . patch dated New York, April 9: Tnr C.A's Poucr.--The address issued by the New Czar, Alexandria II., to his diplomat ie representatives and the conells of the Em pire are mild, but those to the army are quite warlike in their tone. There is strong evidence that Alexander aided his father, the late Emperor, in all his warlike plans. Taes V5exsA Coxraxcsc.-The latest dib. patches from the Vienna Conference show that it is progressing favorably. The second point had been settled, or nearly so, and very strong hopes of peace were entertained. The qua. tion, however rests on the third of the four :Ipoints, under which the Allies formerly agreed -to peace. SThe veteran, Count Nesselrode, will go to Vienna on the part of the Russian Emperor, when negotlations become critical, and it is ex pected wilftake a prominent part in the pro It was currently rumored that the new basis oa whieh peace is hoped to be obtained, is an arrangement including the freedom of the Black Sea to ships of all nations, the opening of the . navigation of the Danube, and the erection of Turkish forts in Asia. I Turkey, it is stated, is determined to maintain p in an undiminished form her sovereignty of the I Dardanelles, and protests earnestly against tha "Christians in her Empire, being placed under the protection of any foreign powers. She also desires that Prussia shall participate in the pro ceedings of the Conference. voSresopoL.-The Russian General, Osten Sacken, telegraphs to St. Petersburg that on the night of the 10th of March, new redoubts were erected three hundred yards in front of the Kameloff bastion. The health of the Allied troops is reported to have been very satisfactory at last accounts from the Crimea. The English position was exceedingly well fortified. The Russians had received considerable rein forcements. A council of war had been held by the Alli ed commanders, at which it was resolved to immediately commence active operations against Sevastopol. The fire of the English batteries had caused two Russian Steamers in the harbor to leave their moorings. The Turkish troops in tha Crimea, under Omar Pasha, reached 35,000 and were rapidly increasing. It was reported that Prince Menschikoff had died of fever at Sevastopol, but the rumor is from questionable authority. The Russians had sunk three more ships of war in the harbor of Sevastopol. It was reported that Gen. Gortschakoff had been ordered to take Eupatoria, now occupied by the Turks, at any price, and it is added that he is preparing to do so. An Anglo French Squadron of twenty-five steamers was on its way to Genoa, for the pur-. pose of conveying Sardinian troops to the Cri mea. The French government had chartered the new Liverpool and screw steamship City of Baltimore for six months, to transport troops to the seat of war. The French Hospital at Constantinople had been burnt, and one hundred persons perished in the flames. C(cnAx OvTRAGF.s.-A telegraphic dispatch to the New Orleans Picayune dated New York April 10, says: The President has determined to make pro visions for the resentment of any further in sults that may be offered to any of our vessels by those of Spain in thie waters of the Gulf. Comi. McCauley the commander of the Gulf squadron, has been ordered forthwith to pour a broadside into any Spanish vessel which may henceforth attempt to molest our steamers. Every available vessel is being despatched to the Cuban coast. INTERP.srTIN FROMn SPAIN.-The Minster of Foreign Affairs announced in the Spanish cortes on the 5th ult, that the government entertain ed a serious thought of puting an end, as soon as possible, to slavery in Cuba, as all the con spirators lately arrested there were the ardent partizans of the maintenance of slavery. The announcement is represented to have been re ceived with loud approl:atlon. The minister further stated that he enter tained hopes that the differences between Spain and the United States would be satisfactorily arranged. M. Rances, in reply, said that what the country wanted was to see them honorably settled. Foa GovERsOR.-The Alexandria Democrat nominates Gen. John M. Sandidge, of Bossier, for Governor, subject to the decision of a Dem ocratic state Convention. The CosWttlan. The Democracy of Philadelphia aid several other northern cities, calebrated In a proper and becoming manner, upon its anniversary, the adoption of the Federal Constitution. The epoch was peculiarly suitable and propitious. This instrument has been guarded with jealous vigilance by the Democrats; all attempts to sap it by secret contrivances, or to overthrow it by open force, have been opposed and frus trated by them, acting as a party. To pre serve it in its purity has been the object of their unceasing care; attachment to and deter mination to uphold it at all hazards and sacri fices, is the principal article of the Democrat's political creed, beesuse, connected with the Constitution, and indissolubly involved in it, are the prosperity, happiness, freedom, the very existence of the country. The Constitution is assailed with rabid vio lence by designing sad ambitious men, who not only recommend its speedy overthrow, and are striving to effect their purpose with the blind zeal of stupid fanaticism. It was a good thing then, to repeat to the people, in mass meeting, the very words of the Constitution, as far as they concern the duties of citizens, and the duties of indivlduql states and the Federal Government towards one another. This is the surest, perhaps the best mode of refuting the untenable doctrines and wild theories of fanat ics of every hue and kind, and of exploding them into thin air. This memorable event, the adoption of the Federal Constitution, took place on the .1 th of September, 1'78, in.the twelfth year of the Independence of the Nation. After sixty-sev en years experience of the blessings that the Constitution sheds over all classes of our citi zeus, the humble, as well as the exalted, the, poor and the wealthy,-the Northern artizan, the Western yeoman, and the Southern plant er,-the attempt is now made to overthrow that instrument by means of a sworn, secret order, the members of which are bound by oaths to establish a religious test in this coun try, and disfranchise all those who were not born upon the soil. Though a large number of those great and good men who aided in forming the Constitution were adopted citizens, and some of them believers in that religion which is now made the especial object of Know Nothing vengeance, still their descendants are to feel the sting of this intolerant order, and be debarred from enjoying the fruits of that tree which was planted by the assistance of their fathers. Tile Constitution of the United States is founded upon the broad basis of Christian equality, of human brotherhood. It recognises the inalienable right of all men to a full participation in the affairs of that govern ment under which they live. It repudiates the old British doctrine of taxation without repre sentation, which produced the war of the American Revolution, and asserts the Ameri can doctrine, that "all men are born equal," and that all just governments receive their powers from the consent of the governed. In a word, the Constitution of the United States places each man, as an individual, on a par with all other men, so far as his political rights are concerned, and forbids the introduction of any other tests of citizenship than those recog nized by that instrument. Such Is the instrument which has raised this nation to its present proud position--such the basis upon which the civil and religious rights of its citizens have been erected. Such, also, is the platfori4, the Democratic party of the Union has at all times acted upon. Whenever the Constitution has been menaced or attack ed, the Democratic party has rallied to its sup port. With themthere is no North, no South, no East, no West, no clime, no religion. The only test is obedience to the Constitution and Laws of the country, and then the door of p1o-I litical equality is thrown open to the down-trod den and oppressed of all lands. This is the true interpretation of the Constitution, and it is to defend this that the Democratic party are now called upon. When, therefore, secret as sociations are organized whose members are bound by oath to oppose the cardinal princi ples of the Constitution, it becomes the duty, as it is the glory of the Democracy, to nail their old time honored flag to the mast head, and bare their arms for the fight. The Know Nothings have openly proclaim ed a war of eternal ostracism against all citi zens who are not born in this country, as well as all those who belong to a particular religion whether horn in this country or not. The contest then, is for the vital principle of our government. If men are to be made aliens by the dictum of a secret order, in op position to the express terms of the Constitu tion, it is time the truth should be told in plain language, so that there may be no mistake in the path to be pursued by the true lovers of the free institutions of this country, no matter to what party they may have belonged, or acted with, in the past. Abidtls aMil Kow Nrthlingisa The Savannah Georgian in an able article elearly shows, by an array of facts, the maig'. mation of these two gJs in the elections that have taken place at the Nggh and West. We have added thereto, somebdditional items, and wonld ask therefor an attentive perusal by ev. ery friend of the South. After exposing the desigia and ma~aions of Seward and Sumner, the Georgian proceeds: " How stands the "invisible and mysterious order in its relation to Abolitionism ? We he. sitate not to assert that Abolitionists andA" ti-Nebraska men alike, between whom, indeed, a distinction is made without a difference, have generally, in the campaigns throughout the North, been found in alliance with the Know Nothings; on the other hand, that the myste rious order has contributed more Iargely than any thing else to the power and progress of Abolitionsm. A single glance at the State elections and accessions to Congress, is snufi cient to substantiate the assertion. We present but facts, and ask for them a careful and can did examination. In Maine, the veteran Parris, a consistent National Democrat, was defeated by the can didate of the Know Noihings and Abolition ists, John M. Wood. In Massachusetts, we need not say that eve ry successful candidate was the avowed chamn pion of Abolitionism and Know Nothingism. A notorious Abolitionist, General Wilson, has been elected to the United States Senate from the same state, by a Know Nothing legislature. In Ohio, the intrepid Dr. Olds was over borne by the notorious Abolitionist and Know Nothing, Galloway. In New Jersey, Dr. Lilly and General John S. Darcy, both standing upon the principles of the Constitution, were defeated by the Know Nothings and Abolitionists. In Pennsylvania, Hendrick B. Wright, C. Shaller, W. Montgomery, and other avowed -advocates of national doctrines, were defeated by the candidates of the Know Nothings and Abolitionists. It is not certain, indeed, but this hot-bed of Know Nothingism will consum mate its treason to the Constitutiom and bro therhood of mankind, by the election of David Wilmot to the senate of the United States. If not him, the Know Nothings will support for that office some no less decided enemy of the south. In Indiana, Messrs. Dunham, John G. Davis, Hendricks, Eddy and others, all devoted friends of state rights, have been been succeeded by Abolitionists, elected by the Know Nothing vote. In Michigan, the fearless and out spoken advocate of nationality, Hon. David Stuart, has been defeated by Howard an unequivocal Abolitionist and Know Nothing. In Illinois, Abolition and Know Nothingism combined, as in a common cause, to prevent the re-election of the gallant General Shields, to the United Slates Senate. In Iowa, that sound and fearless National Democrat, Senator Dodge, has been defeated by the same unholy combination. In New York, the members elected to the state legislature, by the aid of the Know Noth ings, have shown themselves the warm friends of that arch Abolitionist Seward, by sending him back to the United States senate. In New Hampshire, a similar combination has defeated the National Democracry, over which the Abolitionists are now rejoicing. The above facts, hastily condensed from a general summary before us, is sufficient for the object we have in view. The list might be ex tended to any length, even to the satisfaction of the blindest understanding. But what bhoots it? Why argue a self evident and admitted proposition? Even while we write, comes the intelligence that John P. Hale, fit to stand side by side with Seward and Summer, is ad mitted to all the honors, privileges and emolu ments of the Know-Nothing conclave. It is believed, indeed, that he will become the favo rite candidate of the much lauded "invisible and mysterious" order for a seat in the United States Senate, from the Stata of New IHamp shire. What further could the most bitter and inveterate enemy of the South and the whole Union desire? It would be insulting the intelligence of our readers to argue this subject further. It is ev erywhere an admitted fact, that with few ex ceptions, the Know-Nothing party throughout the North and the remnants of the old Whig party wherever its organization still exists, are in league with the active enemies of the South. Nor is this at all strange. The Whig party, Abolitionists and Know-Nothings alike, are planted upon the same false and nefarious plat form-proscription. Let then the true friends of the Union beware how they come in contact with either. Above all let them while it is not yet too late, withdraw from the evil company to which it is inclined. It is like the gravita ting power by which the rebel angels were borne down, without the possibility of effectual resistance,to bottomless and hopeless perdition. A Narw m -Mr. Ilunt Introduced the Assembl of California a bill to e new State o4 of toie territorks of Call to be called e State of Columbia. The visions of thehill are substantially thesef new State is b be called "The State of IF," and is to embrace all that part State south mnd inclusive of the eoun Santa Cruz, WInta Clara, Tuolumne and veras. A plation of the present State to be assumed by the new State, on an able basis. 'Te bill was ordered to be . .._ . . ....--7 * GaRAT MIPraRY ExPrrDmoX to rna P It is announed in the St. Louis Repu that orders hive been received from W ton for the eily march of four thousand under Gen. Jarney, to the Western with a view b the chastisement of the I who have, fo ears past been engaged In redations uai the property, and the m of Americatfitizens. It Is understood 1,200 of theroops are to be stationed at Laramie, 800st Fort Kearney, 600 at FPa Riley, and 1600 on the Upper Missouri... They are to the out a year's supply of p ions. The " fourmints " as understood by the resentatives 1 the Allies at Vienna, are said to be: 1. The ablltion of the exclusive Russlat protectorate f the principalities. 2. The fee navigation of the Danube. 8- The opsing of the Black Sea to the of all natios 4. The redetion of Sevastopol and llmits tion of the Blssan naval folves in that diree tion in orderhat they may no longer perpet. ally threateaconstantinople. _______ __ 'Im ! @bituaR . DIED. on Firelay night, April 7, 1855. Wts.Ltay, infant child eWu. ALD SBARA ItAIsuox SAD8aJM. His death wausosed by an accident, from the e. feet of whiclle survived about twelve hours. Sorrow hastarious ways of visitingus on earth. Often when w feel most happy within ourselves, and for the snent think that we are truly bleae4 the scene is abged, as if by magic, and all Is sor row. The hbe that but only a few minutes before, beat only to 9dness, isehilled, and the feeling that some calamithas occurred, that some tie dear to us is broken. shes to our mind, and we are changed beings. So Itas with the fond, doting mother of dear little Wlm. With all the glee ofmerryohild hood. his Infhile laughterringing forth, she gaed upon him, thking no doubt many years were pro. blly alluttedim, and then, perhaps, her imagin tion ran into .ture years; a sigh escaped her dihs ;aw him in mhood, perplexed with the trials of life. But erthat dream was over, the fall, the ºcream, told t mother, that that hope was gone. Oh, who can pact her feelings, as she gazed on her crushed darlit who was to revive as if from death, to give her alusive hope, only to make the inal parting moreying. And that fd father, as be parted with his dear one, thinkinmo meet him soon again, joyous and full of life; ten the summons came to him, how unexpected Ublow; his heart throbbed coldlywith the thought (meeting his loved one only in death. But when herrived. life appeared restored, and Hope whispel it might live, and he too clung to that faint thed, too soon to be broken. But there ik Hope, a bright eternal IIepe for all. Father, motl. weep not for your child, but guide your course ward to that bright, eternal future, where your I treasure will be found. C. R. mtomnurcial. From the by Orleans Prices Current, April 11. Corro..-,Vith regard to prices we note a general impvement, even greater than the advance rerted from day to day, and modify our quotatis accorlingly. NEW-RLEANS QUOTATION. ANLATINO TO TO THAT OF LIVERPOOL. Inferior............... - 0 6t Ordinary............... 7 . Good Oinary,............ 7 8 Low Milling,......... 8 6 81 Middlinp............. 81 9 Good Mdling,.......... 9 n 10 MiddlinuFair ............10 I 10J Fair;'.................. 11 Good Fr................ nominal. Good atF'air ............ nominal. FLOUR, lbbl.-Ohio, &c. superfine, $10 25. Illinois anMissourl, do. 10 25 f 10 81. St. Louis ty, 10 25 1t 10 50. PIoR.--ess t' bId. $16 00; M. O. 15 50. iBAcoN.-Iamnls, ? lb 8 ft 10. Do. can vassed, 10t 11, sides, 8} 0 8; shoulders, 6. a 6|. I. O. O. F. CLINTON LODGE, No, 27, will celebrate the s8th Anniversary of the Order ia America, t THuvRSDA, the 26th inst. The pression will form at the Hall, at 11 o'clock, AM.,and after marching through the principal eets, will proceed to the Methodist Church, ware an Oration will be delivered by Bro. J. O.'EQUv. After t) services at the Church have been completedthe procession will again form and march tote House of MRe. MANssZR, and partake Oh dinner prepared for the occasion. Membelof the Order are invited to join the Lodges the celebration. The Pale, generally, are respectfully invited to attend the Church. There ii be a Ball at night at the Court House. ) order of the N. G. 4a 14 D. C. MORIGAN, Secretary..