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DIR) at a Lv oaaI1 0 nIYw. CINTON, Li. / r ' ' b1 18l 6 $7 :I*rlSrnne to our md eotblg ol u umitIbe uevn that the Tnfteu of the Sm.. ut. Iuetiet* hve" ee the us'vh. .1*. UPIL5UI, aMe omald, as N.A~est Etb bZSmIISS This utms u ms *IS high tetlmouuoas - sto ý.ýº, sad will, with the able .w '~*.t it it Is his intentlos to .apag, - am fir sttse g , ib bfemale b *rstst.. _____ S"W. . A. , K w., lopen amale Aead y la this plce, on the 10th inst. See Ad ertisment. 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 withbet dety. 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 with. 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 them up. 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 ilotlag. 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 it out. 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 impeachment.' 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 States Senate. " 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 cordance therewith. 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 slave Law. 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 eran delegates." 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 HIS COADJUTORS. 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 , 8,004. PROPRIETY. 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 the combination. 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 York. 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 southern issues. 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.' American Patriot, 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 Kansas. 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. fairs. 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 purpose. 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 revolutionary. 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 gress. lAllt tll), 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 Parish. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. SILLIMAN FEMALE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE. CLINTON, LA, 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 stitution. 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 matieal studies. 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 ' NEW BOOKS. 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. FANCY GOODS. 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, ESTRAY. 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.