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jiMER P.ORDOR BENRETT, PRf/PRIKTOR AND EDITOR. |ITWC N. *#. CORNER OF NA88AU AND FULTON 8TS. vSSft>jlL'Y HERALD 7 rrmt, hop t-r */ UDD if n ?mim< fti/iwilfUi <*? Kl. nrafa < fLH? cy trrnM v'? ? ? " - -?? *? 7cLUI$TA>& Y CORRESPONDENCE. comloUimg import ant Heter roloiud/rom uwv iiuu.rur of tht world?if wnl trill br HfxraHu l-aul fit. W OOU FuRMUN OwHlifSrOHDKNT* iRE pAantPiAu.r Rpnutaxut tu Bkal all Lacttlks and Pack ???* Sknt OS. HO NOTICE Lukm of emomgrMmt oomnumiecUiiMi. Wo 4o mot rUurti Ut.tr njrtOxl. JOB rRIHTLNU ejuruUd Kith mmrtmem, chaqormo ami 4ro jmMcA. jtDYRRTISEMENTS i~nru*d -very <jn^. Volume XXI No. 14 .. ? AMl'iKMKNTB this evening. IRC AT WAT THEATRE, Bro*<wy-l?B.AIlt AS It ??? Wmow Bbdott Paddy tbb Pirea. IOLO'9 GARDEN, Broadway?ConscRMT-TBSrsiCBORB ?Oqopbrs-Italian dbhiasib. BOW1BY THEATRE, Bowery-Rob Rot?Lost Biup. NORTON'S TH8ATRE, Chambere street?Briuocb Family ?Tbb Ioodlis. WALLA PR'S THEATRE, Broadway?Tbb Witb-Awat W1TB KlLABCMLY. LAURA AEKNE'8 VARIETIES. 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The steamtbip Illinois arrived yesterday after peon from Aspinwall, bringing the aers, and $1,000,000 in treasure, which left Ban Francisco en the 5th April, also our files of Panama papers to the 19tb instant, the latter containing the melancholy details of the deplorable massacre of American citizens which took place on the Isthmus on the 16th, with a more full account of the plunder and wholesale robberies which followed than that .riven in the Hjkhd of yesterday. We publish these accounts this morning, together with a copy of the protest which Colonel Totten, chief engineer of the railroad company, addressed to the Governor ?f Panama, against the conduct of the natives and police on the occasion. In lus reply Governor Calvo assures Mr. Totten that full protection shall in future be afforded to passengers and their baggage. El Panameno, the native news paper organ, disposes of the tragedy in a few words. A says that an unfortunate "accident, which it hoped would not be repeated, bad occurred. The news from Central America has created a great excitement at Washington. The following pro.pt and decided reply from the Secretary of the Navy to a telegraphic despatch of Mr. W. H. Aspiu wall, shows that he is determined to afford protection when needed to American persons and property. It was written on his being advised of the note of the natives of Panama :? ,, Washington, April 3Q, iw. Talrgraihie order* nil be ??nt to the Fulton, at Pen .seels, to touch at Avowal! In her ? ^Thenew steam frigate Merrimac will, it isi said, be ordered to proceed to the Pacific without delay. We find, alao. that the sloop of war St. Mary s was *t Guayaquil on the 31st ult., and would leave for Panama on the 15th inst. She was daily looked for at last accounts. In addition to these demonstra tions, Mr. Herbert, of California, offered in the House of Eeprcsentatives yesterday a resolution in structing the Committee of Foreign Affairs to in quire into the facts of the case, with the view of protecting hereafter our citizens while crossing. The interference of Franca and England in the quarrel between Nicaragua and Coata Rica will be brought up in Congress probably to-day, by Mr. Humphrey Marshall, of Kentucky; and we are in formed by our Washington correspondent that the Know Nothings held a caucus in that city last ni jbt to consider the propriety of adopting some specific action, as a political party, with regard to the Cen tral American question. . The news from California is unimportant. Busi ness prospects looked gloomy in San Francisco, and the unprecedented dry weather had left the majority of the miners without water, and necessarily without work. The gold product must, conse quently, be small for a few months to come. In Oregon and Washington Territories the diffi culties with the Indians seemed to be rather on the increase, and the red men were becoming more daring. A party of about eight hundred had at tacked the Cascades, in Northern Oregon, and burnt down the place, together with the steamer Mary* Two or three engagements bad taken place, in which the Indiana were compelled to retreat to the mountains, with considerable loss. We have advices trom the Bandwich Islands to the 1st of March. They contain nothing of special importance. Mr. Lee, former Plenipotentiary to the United States, had arrived at Honolulu. The steamship Ericsson, Capt. Lowber, which left Liverpool 16th inst., arrived at this port last even, ing Her advices have l*en anticipated by the up to January 30-one month later than previous dates. They contain little of interest to outside ^"The Maryland Democratic State Convention met in Baltimore yesterday, and elected Walter R. Mit cbell and Henry Goldaborough eleatora from the Bute at large to the Cincinnati Convention. Bncha nan was recommended as the candidate for the Pre sidency by a vote of 61 to 9. The old line whigs, in convention at Baltimore wester dav, passed resolutions endorsing the Ken ?oeky Know Nothing platform, and deprecating the introduction of religion into politics. In the case of Ixmis Baker, on trial for the mur der of William Poole, Judge Strong *** charged the jury, and postponed the trial till the ?rut Tuesday in June, In consequence of the illness of one of the jurymen. The Police Commissioners met yesterday, and heard testimony upon charges brought against several policemen for dereliction of duty. Among those on trial was Captain Walling, of the Eighteenth John P. Kennedy, one of the Commissioners of Emigration, stated, at the meeting of the Board yesterday that on Tuesday afternoon some three hundred runners came in a steamboat to the ( a^t.c Garden depot, and announced their intention of tearing up the pier and destroying the fence and dock, in accordance with the resolution passed by the Common Council, empowering the Street Com missioner to perform that work. Not supposing the Mayor would sign the ordinance, Mr. Kennedy Mvs he was unprepared ; but on>eeing the boat Jwe be immediately started off, and procured an injunction from Judge Duer. On returning to the Garden he found a portion sf the fence down, and leVeral spiles out of the pier pulled away; and Tmong the parties engaged In the work wee a Coon iS wbohad been very active in procurlngthe wumtg* of the ordinance. On being shown the in. ,n>. TV lk?ri ?pprow4 rt Mr. ? im>, w> wwrt ?? ? SW HtWW count el. It appears counsel had advised the Con missiooen to mist with force, if Decenary, the execution of thia ordinance, and tbey are deter mined to do bo if matters come to extremities. 3,043 emigrants arrived during the present year, making 17,232 bo far this year. The Indebtedness of tbe Commissioners to the bank is $92,386 51. Tbe sales of cotton yesterday were confined to aibont 2,000 a 2 500 bales. The market closed with out change ha prices. Flour was without change of moment from the previous day's quotations, while there was rather more doing. Wheat ranged from f 1 60 a $1 70 a $1 80J for Southern red and prime white. Corn was in fair demand, with sales for dis tilling at 57c. a 60c., mixed at 60c. a 62jc., and yel low and white at G2$c. a 65c. Rye was quiet and nominal. Pork sold at $19 50 a $19 75 for mess, chiefiy at the inside figures. Sugars continued in fair activity, with sales of about 1,000 hhds., chiefiy Cnba, at prices ranging from 7c. a 8c. Coffee was tolerably active. The sales embraced 1,500 bags Rio and a cargo of 1,700 do. St. Domingo, per Ar cade, from Jacmel, for export, at terms stated in another column. Freights were inactive, while rates were without change of moment. linpartant from Nlearagw. In looking over the copious details of the exciting news which we published yesterday from Nicaragua, we observe that there are several remarkable things in it worthy of spe cial observation. The first of these is the reported victory of Gen. Walker at Rivae. The facte appear to be these. The Coeta Ricans had invaded Nicara gua?bad established themselves, two thou sand strong, in the little city of Rivas, in the heart of the State. Here they were attaeked by Walker with six hundred men; but after a bloody and protracted struggle, Walker left the plaoe still in the possession of the Coeta Ricans. El Nicaragwme, the organ of Gen. Walker, says:?"Gen. Walker, on his depar ture from Rivas, was oompelled to leave a portion of his wounded?declared mortally wonnded by the surgeons?in one of the churohes. These men were butchered by the Costa Ricans in the most cold blooded man ner." This statement, under the authority of Gen. Walker, throws a shadow over his vie tory. From the proclamations of the Costa Ricans, and their butchery of the Santa Rosa prisoners, Walker must have apprehended the fate of the men, wounded or otherwise, falling into the hands of the enemy at Rivas. In this view, the fact that he was "compelled to leave" a portion of his wounded behind is suggestive of the paramount necessity of saving the nu cleus of his army. Walker, however, appears to have been strengthened with sufficient rein forcements for immediately resuming active offensive operations with prospects of success. The next notable feature in the news is the correspondence between the London Foreign Office and the Costa Rican agent, Wallcrstein, evidently a German, upon the subject of a supply of British muskets to Coeta Rica. Mr. Hammond, of the Foreign Office, says:?"I am di rected by the Earl of Clarendon to acquaint you that, having referred to the War Department your letter of the 12th ult, requesting that a small supply of arms may be furnished to the government of Costa Rica, his lordship has been informed by that department in reply, that 2,000 smooth bore muskets, (nittone,) which are not so highly finished as the line pattern mus kets of 1842, can be supplied for this service at ?1 3a each; or, if it should be preferred, 2,000 of tbe line pattern muskets of 1852 can be fornisbed at 50a. 8d. each." And Wallerstein, ia one ot his despatches to Cosfa Rica, says:?"When I was telling Lord Clarendon that Costa Rica already had an army of 800 men on the frontier of Nicaragua, he was much pleased, and said, 'that was a right step;' and I am persuaded that my hav ing n ade that insinuation is one of the reasons for giving us the muskets. The questions pending between this country and the United States are very complicated, bat there will be no war, for thiB reason, that the gentlemen in the great republic observe that although the British nation do not boast or say much on the subject, they are determined to punish the Yankees very severely for the least iosult to the national honor." Now, we have to remark that Lord Claren don's price for those old smooth bore muskets ? five seventy-five ($5 75)? looks very much like a shave. George Law could furnish any quantity of United States old fashioned mus kets by the thousand, at two dollars a piece. Kossuth, when here, in view of another revolu tion in Hungary, actually contracted for seve ral thousand at that price. the Mexi can war, among the arms oaptured by the American forces, in the various battles with the i enemy, were quite a number of the old English Tower muskets; and we believe that, for years past, from Mexico down to Cape Horn, Old England, among all the fighting Spanish American republics, has found good markets and a ready sale, at exorbitant prloeB, for tbe old. condemned and obsolete firearms of her home arsenals. Our enterprising fellow-citi zen, George Law, should at onoe strike in for a share of this luorative traffic in old muskets, matchlocks and horse pistols. Why should John Bull have the monopoly in this branoh of the hardware business, when we oan furnish better materials at half price ? In a diplomatic view of the late proceedings of the English in Nicaragua, we do not know how to make of them a casut belli, considering the position of our own administration to the Walker government. Marcy has not recog nized Walker's authority; but has substantially pronounced him an outlaw and a filibuster. So, too, of the non-combatants in tbe employ of the Transit Company at Virgin Bay, so un ceremoniously shot down by the Costa Ricans. In the correspondence between the chiefs of the Transit Company and our government last winter, Mr. Joseph L. White expressly declared that the Company owed its allegiance to Gen. Walker. The slaughtered Americans, there fore, in the service of the Company at Virgin Bay, must, we fear, be avenged by Walker; for we apprehend that Marcy will pronounce them as having sacrificed their rights to protection as citizens of the United States, in entering the service of a c ompany under allegianoe to Walker. We should like to have the views of General Cass, In the Senate, upon this Central Ameri can imbroglio. The British have oertainly a busy finger In the pie; but considering the re lations subsisting between Marcy and Walker, we do not perceive how oar home squadron oan interfere. Still, it strikes as that we ought to be doing something. Will Gen. Cass en lighten asT Wa should, also, liko to lsarn what has bo come of all the available vessels of our navy, that not one of thorn caahs found ia the waters oa either rids of Central America at this criafsr 4 rwotoUoi of Inquiry offered ia Ooogm ufK n the subjeet, might, perhaps, be useful to tbe : dmini ft ration. We ere afraid that Mr. Pit rce, of late, has forgotten everything else in he line of his ' ffiolal duties, except the g, me for the spoils a id the succession at Cin cinnati. 1 he hwud League in Uie Tabernacle?Tbelr Programme for tike Campaign. We pnbliehed jesterday a report of the pro ceedings of the mass mee ing of the Seward Eoly Anti-Slavery Alliance of Tuesday even ing in the Tabernacle. At this anti-slavery love-feast, theie were old party birds of every feather, Benjamin F. Butler, the right hand man of Martin Van Buren in the days of the Albany Regency, being President. Oar politi cal readers, especially of the old defunct whig party and of the distracted and divided demo cracy, will find the speeches and the resolutions of this Tabernaele demonstration very interest ing; and perhaps, to many weak and wavering minds on the nigger question, very conclu sive and satisfactory. Certainly, there can be no longer any room for doubt that these nig ger worshippers are prepared for almost any concessions upon men and upon principles, in order to secure the popular vote of the North upon the main issues of the Kansas question and the spoils. The Seward Alliance, in view of the feud which has sprung up at Washington between tbe Fierce and Douglas oliques against tbe Buohsnan wing of tbe "fleroe demoeracie," and in anticipation of a blow-up or another fizzle in consequence, at the Cincinnati Con vention, have recently plucked up courage and have resolved to go into the fight in earnest In fact, from the increasing symptoms of a re gular row and another collapse upon some small potato at Cincinnati, the Sewardites are beginning seriously to calculate, not only upon the probabilities of carrying up the Presiden tial issue to the House of Representatives, bat upon the chanceB of an election by the people, by tbe next thing to a clean sweep of the Northern Statea To accomplish this desirable result, we hare reason to believe that the first wish of the Se ward league, in reference to the democratic party, is the re-nomination of General Pierce. They have found it a matter so easy through out the North, during the last two years, to form the most overwhelming fusions against him, that many of the nigger worshippers fully believe that with some such man as Fremont against Pierce they would leave the New Hamp shire candidate hard aground in South Caro ^Another bright idea appears to hive been adopted as a leading feature of the new Seward coalition programme. We understand that circular has been issued among them, rec aui mending, as far as possible, an active, metho dical organization upon the basis of the wealth of the North, and urging, to this end, all proper diligence and industry for the enlistment of our wealthy Northern citizens in the party whose policy is to be limited for the present to ?'Freedom for Kansas." Take this feature of | the new Seward plan in connection with Col. Fremont and his Mariposa principality of mil lions nntold in value, and we have the circum stantial evidence to warrant the presumption that the nigger worshippers intend to meet in Philadelphia in June, not for the purpose of organizing a party merely, but for the delibe rate object of an earnest struggle, agitation and hard cash included, to carry the Presiden tial election. There are yet plenty of time, sufficient causes, and an abundance of loose materials, of all parties, for two or three tickets, upon which to make not only a most exciting, but a very doubtful contest. Hence the rising hopes and courage of the anti slavery allianoe. The Tabernacle meeting indicates pretty broadly the policy and platform of the Philadelphia Sewardite Convention. The Massacre at Panama.?This frightful affair, although not so serious in its results as first reported, has excited intense feeling in the community. According to the additional particulars which we publish this morning, the massacre was wholly the fault of the local au thorities. They even implicate some of them in the wholesale and brutal robberies that took place. If these statements are substan tiated, there is only one course for our goverrg ment to pursue. The unfortunate individuals whose lives were sacrificed cannot of course be restored to their families and friends; but the amplest pecuniary satisfaction can be de manded and exacted from New Granada. We shall see how far the "panoply of the Amerioan flag" will avail our citizens in foreign coun tries. ______ The Accessory Transit Company.?In an other colnmn trill be found a statement of the affairs of the Accessory Transit Company, and of its controversy with the government of Ni caragua, by George F. Alden, Esq., one of the commissioners appointed to examine into its affairs. This dooument exposes in a forcible light the character of the transactions of the association so far as they related to their responsibilities towards the government from which they held their charter of incorporation. Whatever may be thought of the imprudence of General Walker's taking such decisive steps against the company at so critical a conjunc ture as the present, no one can say that the punishment which has fallen upon the latter is not richly merited. Mr. Alden states that not only have the association violated all the ob ligations of good faith towards the State, but the whole of their proceedings have been marked by a spirit of chicanery and a consis tent determination to evade inquiry into their affairs, which showed that they never at any time had any intention of fulfilling them. We presume the company will reply to the Nlcara guan commissioner. y' Wixofv all Right in London.?The Chevalier Henry Wikoff is one of those persons who can not be pat down. He, like many other Anglo Saxons, won't stay down. He has lately ap peared In London, in the suite of the Ameri can Minister, as one of the honored guests at a grand dinner given by the Lord Mayor to the representative of the United States, Mr. Dallas. The Chevalier Wikoff Is an extraordi nary man. He goes to London some years since, falls in love with an heiress, Miss Gambit, pro poses to her, follows her over Europe, and final ly winds np his salt in prison at Genoa. Here he is persecuted without stint by the English gov ernment, bat is finally released and visits the United States, where he writes his remarkable book, "My Courtship sad Its Oonsqqueuoes." Tht booh te resd all ovefjAmerioa sad Europe. Everybody is amused wttk H, sad everybody Mkshimto write agalnJ He rsturss to E* yope,l<*htwM??lf book on European diplomacy, w>Jch !? not un like love In the reepeot that it 10 tortnooi and uncertain. While engaged iri ibis work, he ia found out by the Lord Mayor, and invited to a great feast at the Mansior, House. Wikoff has turned up trumpe again, and we shall hear from him. Five Wik'jfi! Fions op tub Txues.?On the 17 th of April of last j ear the jtfxw York Hrbald contained thirty-three oolnmns of advertisements, which numbered one thousand and two hundred. That was the largest number of advertisements which any one paper contained during that j ear, and a much greater number than had ever been published in any other journal in the United States. On Tuesday morning last the Herald contained thirty-four and one tbiid columns of advertisements, numbering one thousand four hundred and forty-three. This inoreaee in our advertising patronage in twelve months is a fair indication of the suc cess and progress of the Herald, while at the same time it exhibits the increase and pros perity of this great and growing oity. TBI KATBIT XT HOTS. BY MAGNETIC AND PRINTING TELEGRAPHS. V?ijr Inteieating trvm Washington. xpfsot or thb raws from Nicaragua and Pa nama? MOVRMKKT8 IN AND OUT or OON0RC98? VR88BLS or WAR ORDERED TO ASFINWALL AND THE PACIFIC?THE CENTRAL AMERICAN QUESTION THE TOPIC OP THE DAT?PRESIDENTIAL SCHEMES, ETC-, ETC. Wasbiecton, April 30, I860. There tu intense ntHiBHtlMN to-day, produced by the intellfgenoe from Nicaragua ?Ed Pi nam* John P. Hole*. who m mt out with despatches from cur go geroment to Colonel Wheeler, arrived here thie eveniog. 1 em informed he brings importent despatahee from Ceo tral Ameiiea. It is understood here now, thnt no new Minister in plnoe ot Colonel French, will he reoetred hy our government. The subject of the Panama massacre wee token np lo the House. Mr. Herbert's resolution, instruotlng the Own mlttee on Foreign Relatione to Inquire whnt further le gislntionls neoeesnry to proteot our citizens while in transitu, will he eonsidered end repotted on without deley. The promptness of Mr. Herbert in this metter de serves much preise. Bo soon ns Colonel Ward's report of the riot e1 Peneme is received, e strong newel to roe will be oiderbd to thet point to demand end en'orce sstlstao tion. The Merrimso, which wes dee.ined for the Medlter reneen, wiH proceed to the Pacific. Mr. Dewidge, President of tho Peolflc Steamship Com ? peny, hewing sent e telegrepbic despetoh to Generel Lane, cf Oregon, reletiwe to the riots et Peneree, tho let tor this evening called on President Pierce, eommuni eating the reqnert of Mr. Dsvldge thet a vessel of war be sent to depinwsll f->r the p.otection of the Americans there, nnd re . < d assurances that the metter would be attended to with the least possible deley. There will probably b cabinet consultation on tho subject to morrow. Wo learn thet the Secretary of the Navy has already ordered the United States steamer Fulton to proceed forthwith from Pecsacola to Aspinwsll. Hon. Humphrey Marshall will shortly offer a resolu tion, ealling for it formation whether the English and Fnncb governments aided Costa Rice in her contest with Nicaragua. Mr. Peek, of Michigan; Mr. Evans, of Texas, and Mr. Ksitt, of South Carolina, will follow np General Quitman and support his views in favor of abolishing the neu trality laws. The sad news from Pannma strengthens Gen. Quitman's position. The American party in Congress are now holding a caucus to discuss the Panama riots and determine en the prrprietyct adopting, as a plank in their platform, the abolition of the neutrality laws. I learn that there le a probable solution to our Cen tral American difficul'i'n with England. You, of course, knew that the troubles with England arc threefold?drnt, I the enlistment; second, the Mo#quito;aad third, the Bay of Ininndn question?th# two letter growing out of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty. Tha Moiqulto question, it is expected, will he settled without much difficulty. Indeed, General Walker is set tlirg that as rapidly as it ean he settled. The Bay of Islands question l? more difficult; hut I understand that Honduras has taken the initta'ive, and hns appoint ed Victor Herran, who is now the Minister of that repub ie in Paris, special Envoy to tendon; and that it has also appointed Leon Alvarado Mlnietar to Washington, to succeed Bnrrundla, who died here eome time ago. These two inisters, 1 am Informed, have reielvel in structions to make a proposition to ths American and English governments by which the Bay of Islands shall be celsd back to Honduras. The proposition is so fair that it stems impoisible for either government to refuse their consent to it This would remove the difficulty. The yesr 1866 seems to be the year of general psc.l :? Hon. Thin week opens up the Presidential hall with more ?pirit th*" has heretofore been manifested in it. The hearty receptions which have greeted Mr. Buchanan on his return home, have eeriouely alarmed the supporters of Pierce, and that gentleman feels stimulated with in created spirit to carry oat his threat made to Senator Douglas, that if he (Pierce) "was not nominated, no Northern man should be." The friends of Hunter nnd Wise appear animated to-day with new hope of the nomi nation falling to one of themielves, from the fbJt that it in well understood and agreed, in the event of Pierce no: reseivtcg a nomination, that his friends will go to Hunter, end Buchanan's te Wine. lu this way, a nomi nation is expected to he secured to a Southern man. Meanwhile, the friends of Douglas are active and confi dent, fretly asserting that if a ihoise falls to ha had be tween Douglas, Buehtnan and Wise, that a selection will be mae'e in tb# person of a well known Northern man, whoen claims have not as yet been preesed with a -J vigor hy his friends. This week proml.es to he f/uitt 1 of schemes, plote nnd counterplots; "tho battle goes bravely on." Mr. Kennetl, from the Committee of Commerce, report ed a bill to day appropriating four hundred and five thousand dollars tor removing snags, rocks, etc., from the Mississippi, Missouri, Ohls nnd Arkansas rivers. The correspondence called for by Mr. Foeter, In rela tlcn to the costume of our ministers and dip'omatic sgents abroad, and which will be sent to Congress in a day or two, will fnrnirh some rich disclosuree as to the working of Mercy's " hlosk circular." It will comprise the letters which passed between the Secretary of Strf end Henry A Sanford. Charge d'Affislrs at Paris, and Xr. Mason, our Minister. The call, I understand, was instigated by Mr. Bentord, who does not suppose be will be injured by the exposures therein contained. I am in formed *??"t Mercy wriggled e little before he would eon sent to disgorge thoee valuable paper*, but Cashing nnd Davis said " Yen." Mr. Du Boise, the neW Minister from the Netherlands, arrived this evening, and is stopping et WUlard'e. Maryland ffklg Stat* Convention. BiLTinom, April 80, MOO The Old Line Whig Btate Convention reassembled tn dey, end passed resolution# endorsing the platform | the whig* *t Kentucky, and deprecating the Introduction of religion into politics. The different ecus ties through out the Btate were requested to send delegates to tha Convention te be held in July, to decide finally the course to be punned by the whig* of Mary"and. Maryland Democratic Stat* Convention. Bsltimork, April 80,18*6. The Democratic State Convention met to-day, and I Sleeted Walter R. Mitchell and Henry Goldsborongb ?lectors from the Btate at large. Resolutions recom mending Jemoo Buchanan an the candidate for the Pre sidency were passed by a veto of 81 to 9. Token ef Amity thorn Mngland. Norfolx, Vs., April 30,1866. G. r. R- James, Esq., the British Ooasul at this ptaae, bas reserved directions from Lord Clarendon te dis tribute 81,000 among the benevolent institution, having in charge the widows and orphans of thoee who died during the epidemie last autumn. Arrival off tke Uranada. Nxw OaijuM*. April 89, 1866. The steamshfn Granada has arrived here, with Havana dates to the Utah last. aressg?agwi&..?? Warnatom, April SO, 18M. UTVKBS AM9 UUOK, BC. The House M1U rdiilnto appropriations for the Im provement of the harbor of Shehoygaa, u< erooting Co lumbus, Ky., a port of delivery, pasted. On Motion of Mr. tsram, of Maeaaehuaetta, a reso lotion was adopted directing the Flnanee Committee to consider the expediency of providing, by law, all artielen of foreign mannlhetnre obtained exclusively 6cm submerged and deieliet wrecks, whether auk in cnr eon or foreign waters, max be admitted free of duty, and that the Secretary of tae Treasury, in hia dis cretion, may be authorised to remit the duties to whieh inch articles are now euhjeet if aval nnrnuNG boskd. Mr. Braes, (dem.) of N. C., then rose and defended the Naval Betixisg Board, replying to the recent speeches of Messrs. Houston and others, and complimenting the offleie! conduct of the Secretary of the Navy. Mr. AxuM, (dem.) of Mies., complained of the injus tice done by tin Board to naval officers, and earnestly Insisted that their wrongs should he redressed. Adjourned. II?e ef Bepmatattvcs. WjiSHiJioron, April SO, I860. ism coixnenvn dibmuctb. Mr. WasBBusxx, of 111., from the Committee on Com merce, reported a bill establishing collection districts, designating ports of entry and delivary, and modi fying the revenue lews. Be said the measure had been in progress several yean), and had been thorough y examined by the Committees on Commeroe in both houses, end nt the ogle# of the Secretary of the Treasury. There waa a groat and imperative necessity for the postage of the bill. He did not with it to go to the Committee cf the Whole ca the State of the Union, for that would be the end et it Mr. Jo KM, (deio.) of Ton., Mid the bill comprised 860 P?Sft .?? Congress; therefor# ample time should be effort ed for examination, and the bol not reread through under the operation oftbe previ ous question. r Mr. Fnin, (den.) of lie., re mar led that the bill was as per'ect as it eouM be. It was principally a eodiOea Meetf sxlstiug laws, which are now spread orer tour BUOred aets, commencing with the adoption ot the eon stitntJcn. The further eonsideratlon of the bill was then nost pened to the steend Monday in June. ? ? IWi AT PANAMA. Mr. Hxxmxt, (dem.) of OeL. referring tto the resent a* Panama, said this wae not too first tint sugh eStnoea bad been eommltted in that quarter, it wm high time the government theuld take measures to put an end to such proceedings. If our dticens are to reeeire no relief, the sooner the eenntry is so informed the better. He offered a resolution, which was adopted, instructing the Com nlttee on Foreign Affairs to inquire if any aad what further legislation was necessary to secure the lives and MM** American citizens passing over the Isthmus THU INDIAN APPROPRIATION MIA was then 1aken up in committee. Mr. Bdipwgton, (nigger worshipper) of Mass., and Mr. Mxacham, each spoke against the extension of slavery, and in favor of the admlsthm of gnnsas into tho Union, with tho free State constitution, already pre sented to the House. The latter gave notice of his in tention to introduce a > ssolntion instructing the Com mittee on Territories to report a bill for that purpose. The Indian bill wae reported to the House, withont even being read or one word said relative to it, while pending in the committee. Adjourned. Boston Weekly Bank Statement. Boston, April 29, 1866. The following are the footings of our bank statement for the week endicg April 29, as compared with the pre. vlons week:?. . , . . April 22. April 29. Capita! stock 981.960.000 31,660,060 Uens and discounts 62,687,000 62,476,000 Specie.... 4,632.009 4,620,600 Amount due from other hanks.. 7,041,600 6,696,000 Amount dun to other banks.... 6,647.000 6,462 000 16,917,000 17 01A.900 Circulation 7,198,000 0,9ao|o00 The Suspension Bridge Orer tke Falls off Montmorency Destroyed. Montrial, April 80, 1866. The new suspension bridge over the Falls of Montmo. reney gave way this morning, and the whole structure, ?! %A?nM,L^0,n*n; Borae aad cart, was carried over the Falls. The bodies of the man and woman have not yet been found. At rival off the Alabama at Savannah _ ? Savannah, April 29,1866. The United State# mail steamer Alabama has arrived below, in sixty-two hours from Mew York. ? Wcatern navigation. _ ? DRHOIT. April 80, 1866. The propellers Wisconsin and LcnisvUle, the first boats through, arrived heie to day from Chicago, and report the Straits of Mackinaw char of iee. The propeller Manhattaa leaves to-night for Lake Superior. Maurfcets. PHILADELPHIA STOCK BOARD. _ , , ? _ Fhtiadnlthia. April 80. I860. Stocks dull. Pcnnsylvsuiia State 6!s. 83 V p? <6>4'; LorgIsland Railroad, 14#;MorrisQ?s3| 14#; Pcnntyivaala Railroad. 47. ' . Charlhron, April 29, I860, rates 30,000 bales, at advancing American national Convention. Whereas, at a preliminary Convention of the Am?H?.., party, held at the Merchanta' Hotel, ia Philadelphia, February 26, 1860, attended by delegates holding the opinion, ?' that the restoration of the Missouri compro mise, demanded by a majority of the whole people, In a redress of an undeniable wrong, and the exeention of It. in spirit at least, indispensable to the repose of the coun 7' tfc*t " the admission into tho National Coun cil and hominating Convention of the delegates from Leuistara, representing a Roman Catholic oonititneney. absolved every true American from all obligations to aus tain(tbc action> of either of said bodies," it was proposed to the Amtrieans In all of the States to elect delegates to a Convention, to meet in the city of New York, on Thursday, the twelfth day of June next, for the purpose or nominating candidates for the offices of President and \ ice President of the United States:" and Whereas, at the said preliminary Convention, the nn dersigied were> appointed an executive oommittee, ebatged especially with the duty of designating tke time and manner of eleetiig such delegate!-they hereby re quest the Americans of each 8tate in the Union, who ap prove of the action of the said preliminary Convention and who are opposed to the establishment of slavery In any of the territory which was covered by the Missouri compromise, to ohooee the same number of delegates as rotee to which the States am respectively entitled, at such time during the month of May, and in 8tate?,ll*nDer ** P,escrli>ed in tke respective The delegates so elected are requested to meet In the York.onThursdsy, t welt th day of June next, at 12 o clock, M., for the purpose ef nominating Ji? rr*!.!5? ?f FreeKeat and Ylee Praeldent of the United States, to be supported by the American The eredeatiala of delegates should be certified by the c* th* executive committee from the State to which they may respectively belong; or, If there be no member of said oommittee from such State, then by a member from one of the State* nearest theirs. . .. __ ? ? Aran. 10,1866 Anthony Colby, N. H. L. H. Webster, loWa. Lueins G. Peek. Conn. Solomon Meredith, Indiana. ?? I- Nightingale R. I. N. C Geer, Illinois. Z. K. Pargborn, Mass. B. D. Peek. Ms in* I Blade. Vermont. A. 8. Livingston. N. J. Si11"!?1*' N- Y c? Howard, California. I "I" ?' Thomas Shank land, Kansa*. John look wood, Wiaeonein. William Pugs ley, Oregon. William F. Johnson. Peon, T. E. Parkos. Mlnnesots William Falter, Mleblgaa. H. G. Bowee, Washington. The Cms off Mr. John met, the Brltleh Chartist. It will be recollected that five or six weeks ago a meet ing of British residents in this city was held at the Astor House, relative to th* ease ol Mr. John Frost, th* well known Brltleh Chartist The result of the meeting was a memorial to the Queen of Great Britain for the foil pardon of Mr. Frost This memorial was forwarded by Mr. Mason, the Secretary of the Memorial Committee, to Mr. Sebolefleld, M. P., to be presented by bim and two other members to the Home Secretary. Mr. Mesne has | reoe'ved the follow teg reply from Mr. SeholcflcM:? Rxform Olcb Horn, 1 _ ? , ^ London, April lfi, 1866. / Dt*a Sir?I bar* received your several letters, euelos leg ? memorial on behalf of Mr. Frcet, and notes each for Mr. Mnnts and Mr. Dunocmbe. The latter I have duly forwarded to those gentlemen. We shall take aa early opportunity or presenting th* memorial to Sir George Grey, bet are prevented from taking this step, at thle moment, by tb* illness under which he I* laboring 1 need not earn re yen of my enrneet dcelr* to do anything I can to promote th* views of the memotialists?views la whieh I heartily eonear?and I am, dear sir, yours re spectfully. WILLIAM SCHOL&TELD. Mr. John Mamh, No. 67 Henry street, Brooklyn. Mlea Kihuirlt will read '^Hiawatha," at tho Brooklyn Athec cuss, this evunieg; aad on Friday she win read at Dodworth's Academy, Broadway, near Tenth street. Subbing Affray tm chetbam Street. TO THI EDITOR OF TH1 HERALD. I noticed ia the Hmsw of Mo*day last, oader the cap tion of "Serious Stabbing Affray la Chatham street," that 1 am represented aa having been locked up la de fault of ball, and my brother discharged, whereae the raters* Is the earn. I was discharged upon th# proeuie mcat ef ball, aag my brother eommltted aa suspicion antll proof U brought to show eke was the real ax greoeor. It Is not true that Mr. Potter wae alone when the sffkay tock pine*, aad my Meade very well know that I weald not attack an unarmed maa/heweveTmEh wrong be may have done me. Potter had slandered m# aad I demanded eatisfoettoa, whmenpea heeSmfode crowd and attacked are aad my Mcmh some five in all. 1 await the reaak ef the lafwHmitoa hv the - ? aatheritlea to itiM my ahasaefor hem salsat asaer TnmsT l. aSfawfT in?|rt 11m umiirii by tti Panto W a (Mm the arrival of the Comto 4a Sartige, tha Fraaeh AwbasMdor. There wee a rumor, a short timi sine*, thaa tfcto noble man intended resigning hie minion. Hto Tftpru to thto country would indicate that no change la hkaly to bo made lor the preeent in tha Fraoah legation. We alaa observe in the Parala'a list tha names o? Major Pelafisld, Major Mordeaai and Captain Mcldlne. These geetlMeao, it will be reeoltoetsS, ware seat ant toBebaa topel as a sort of seteatifia commission toenamtoathe European plan of warfare, wiih a view t? tha adaptation of any Improvements that might fall under their notice to our own eyetem when ocsaaion celled tor tham. It was stated shortly after their departure that the enfy one of the belligerent sovereigns who treated them with any thing like oourteey wee the Csar. A letter from one of our Constantinople correspondents, published two men the sinee, eontradieted this report, and addad that the eom mif eion had been the object of marked dvCitlee on tha 1 art of the French Emperor. Sow that the members ouposing it have returned heme, we may expect to hear which of the assertions is the correct one. Mr. Bobert C. Murphy, our Consul to Sbanhae, and hto tceompliaked lady, also came in the Persia. For some three years past ha has been at his poet In the toithfu* discharge of the delicate and often dangerous duties do* vclvii g upon him, in the midst of the troubles and ter rors of n seemingly endless Chinese revolution. Be har thus been instrumental, in various ways, in saving to hie government and ill citizens many thou mads of dollars and is one of the lew of our officials abroad who hag had ao time for pleasure excursions. We uwtomtaad that Mr. Murphy proposes to return to the duties of hto. oon salute, provided the government will furnish him some thing more than a starving compensation and an inter preter, tor without an interpreter among the Chinese, the tonguige of all" outside barbarians" to aa dead an the Choctaw. From the rapid growth of Shaagbne since it has been opened to the trading " outsiders," and the ? importance of our increasing oommeree with that port, we trust that Congress win not haggle more thaw two or three days, at aa expense of Ave thousand dollars a day, in providing the consulate at that important petlUuu with the means necessary to suable it to oops, to' some extent at leant, with tha formidable establishment of the British government. If our trade with China, to worth looking after it is worth protecting. Mr. J.B. Jerome is also in the Hat of tha Persia's passenger*. Many would like to know if this is the head of tha grant dock manufactory which stopped all its works at a time when it was Important to n great many people that they should go. This gentleman lately addressed a letter to the Ameritau papers denying Baranm's statement that the (allure of the latter was attributable to the misconduct of the Jerome Company. After ao much assertion and ooun tar-assertion it to to he hoped that, now the parties are brought torn to tooe? those interested will arrive at the truth of the affair. Wa aae, also, In the same Hat the name of J. L. Bodge, Esq., United States Consul at Marseilles. Whether this gentleman is returning only on leato of absence,, or is retiring altogether from his mission, we know that he bears with him to this country the good will and astasia of the oommnnlty among whom he has beta so hag re* siding. Mr. Hodgs to an efficient gentleman, aad we trust that the ooontry is not going to lose the benefit of hto services. Last, but not the least, amongst the no'able triMi by the Fertie it that of Mr. W. Kibto, the tUe end tndelhti gnble proprietor end manager of Niblo't Garden, with a whole hoet of ettrMtioae, female u well aa male, with whom he means to delight the audienoee of New York dariig the ensuing enmmer ctmpaign. Cept. Plett, Sixteenth Regiment, son of Samuel PUtt, Esq., of Hyde Park Garden, aid Mrs. Rowley PUtt, took their departure yesterday in the Africa far Europe. 8. Brae nan and family, Charles Hoemon and family, W. H. 8 it well and frmlly, Iaaso McKay and Umily. J. Jones and family, Jnfge Dughaa and Umily, 0. 0; Mills and ismlily, E. P. Bonman and Umily, California; Prince de ltnrblde and lady, Mexico; Gcnl. Koblee, Minister to the United SUtes from Mexioo, are at the Metro pott- an Hotel. AUiTlU. from Liverpool, In steamship Ktioeeon?MmA B Bow bet;, Mite E Bowber, Maser c Bowber, br 0 Duabtes aod lady, Mrs aa>xr u NDiMiiir u unmatign jars B Brown. Mr* J H Kelly, A Almada, K Alena, Wm MUlifaa, ^??J Cotter, ladr and 3 children; J Z artdeco, W Roberts, BerW. J Dahrmple, Jts Bnright, W H Knapp, BXChuX, M W Bum John Moore and lady. P X Demlfie aad tody, J N B ker. 8 Forbes and lady. Dr Beach aad ladr. W Murray. I ( ^^^^^?BIIBBBMBBBBBBHBMMBIHBk Os born, J Bieks, B Flaher, B Hermann, 8 6teinlmrti~frFeuteb w anger. Frtm Hew Orleara, Barana and Baa Francisco, ia steam I skip harplre Citj-rnm Hew Or eana-C L Mesrtam F Haw lay. Mlaa McOowan, Wm Young, Mrs Jones, two ohtdma and sejwac t, B M BmJth andlady, Mlis L J Bradehaw. Mm Daasea and child, H J Hoyt, G T rmmeison aad lady, L A Stone. Mimes A O and CDBafot, A Motes. A Tfebauld, im if Moore. J P ltorg, Mm Mesonta. J Francis. SB Vtr*. T Jaequin, A OillepL A Terrlan 82 tat steerage. From Haraaa?Mrs Ttacpscn, D a De Yoco, J Banareo, M A Laptgmaan, FUranbanm, M Bercke. G Beniaach, BFe-l hfira. F M Wet mere, Jr. A Armend, A B Merra, XSanraUe, ? Lirtncr?13 iq itttnn. ^??BHBHUI Hi steerage. ? From Ban Ft anctaoo?Mrs Muagrare. Mr Benodlet, B W Ttschle, W Johnson. Chaa Seyton, W fallen. C Boekwttk, 8 Spencer, Miss C Smith, J 8 Andaman, X X Wilson, M Hodge, Cept X C Green, Cept Klr.ctde Mrs Wick field sad infant, a Morgan and wife. I> Alexander, wife child aad servant, 8 P Charming sad wife. H G Warcer, A Hansen, D H Baglay, J L G anegber, A A Leekor, II C Fields, D H Jckasoo, mmw Scotiy and three ok Uoren, Mirs H CieireUnd, wSk^^^^H and Mrs Mann, J Joaes aad lady, J O'Connor, OS nsinssna *?e, n u warrcr, a its w ten, u H Biglay. J snsgber, A A Leaker, H* Fields, D H Jckaaoa, w* and dau^tem. Mm Blows, H Dtsjon, O Bergman J GUtard, Gilford. Win Hogg, D H Budd. J Oox A Clark. J Free l Thoe Sherry, wife and thiee chi.dren. S Carpenter. Mm wife, K Bngleshnll, B Irring, A X Mans, f T* T tmte. ?> Phoento, J/Murphy Mm B CoUtoA MOlBbri, rWBjW MUady. X Sinclair, J leffler, P Bogga A Kmatam C M Ceo, ^?aaoer, 8 Upstiom A A Gentry, X DettsTX-3 Bwleaon. From Barsnnab, la steamship Flortda-Mtea C V Meade, Mlse ?MaiiihiriiaiiufaMki.iuoB C Krtckson, A Krlckeon, Mm Bosh. Mm Carhart, sen and servant, Mm Montgfl ^^BwaJj^^t^S^^yjSSSB,PWmJ8w& Wm ? Bowjand, Geo FJiocqm, H C Tjmaaa. T r dtoraall, C ^^^^^^^^Hckfaxtcxxs. wm a Rowland, Geo r eiocum. If C T smam, T r Garaali. C B Cornel).IBM CcrneD,LB Mcors. Bean Oottar,GXatta P H Woodward, X H Hinsdale, J F King?74 to the message. For Liverpool, to steamship Africa?Km X M McLeed, Mi as Fanny Addison, Mm O P Crockett, Miss Crockett, Newark. N J. Htm Terry, Mew Orleans; Mrs lolgkton. WeWYert; Mrs .1 1. Crocke t ard two children. Beware, N J; Mm thos Bagles I and three children, do; Geo Soiree aad lady, Clai finest!* O; Mm Joel, NYcrk; Mrs Alexander, do; Mr end Mm Bolelisc. daughter end twe sons If York; Mm Cohen aad eon. do; Mr J L Cohen and aerrant de; Mm Isabella Hart. Ax children end tom and servant, Phils; F Schmlward, 8York; X Oaroa, da; OBptaad Mm Piatt, Boston; Him Ba'mont, do; Oomnstsmry Geaaral Hewetecn, BnslnndiMlm Hewetaon and maM, 4e; Mr Wtl llama. It York; J O Walsh, do; Paul AKega. Haw Orlssei.Mr Hesle. NYork; John (handier, Boston; Oal 8 PJarrle, To. ronto; Henri J Bart, Phi'a: K 0 Pratt. HVBife; J U Zell weger, BOrleans: X Oremer 8Tort; Mr Belree Jr.OtoAgiall; Messrs A A J Coatee. PbitodelfMa; MraadMmPbeassaer, Toronto; Mr aad Mm Boohan, three children and two servants. ?BY: Mm lllxa Green. Osomtn, BY; H Ctoummn, Cam jmak^^Mhomm^oroeto^^^t^fr^frBoUsMB^^^H mSeti. do: Mrs A Oestee. cklld^^^^^^^H Mr ltd Mm aad Mtoa BUTkto, BY; MHMi ard narre, Hew Orleans; Mr Allaire, do; JaeKtosar. LH^an^lYort^fraABrir^md son and two serraata, Few Crleaoa; Cap] land; Cant Patterson, 96th reg't X A.ri Montreal; kffcjor Knrny, Mr W Mulr. Mil Doom an sadohi'd. Haw Orleans; Bar J Mr Tobto. Xrglnnd; Mr Buster, XT: Reetrepe, I D uribe, N Grenada; D Mr and Mm John Rothory, Matuawi IMT; Mr Yen Bath, d>; Mr A Cooper, Imla, Philadelphia; Capt Bmall, IjeeBomann, BY; Goo S Wills, I Ban Francisco; Mr John Thomson, IJ alios Wolf, Ban Frnnclsoo; I Philadelphia; Mr Joe Bhcades.^^^^^^^^1 iRtmpsoe: do; Joa Porreaterdo; llenger, Bt Louie. Oraecta Wltham.^^^^^H iBer M Dcooboe, Iralaad; Carl Hsn^^^H IWelasner, do; Mr Jasies KU'ott.HBB^HVi BY. CMackta, do; Jaa A Ibcmeon, Kngland-,1 I Germany: MrTreaohand. BY; M r Smith, do: Ifr IF Balle. Jersey; CutWaiton end servant, u I Gait. CW. Barney Kerrigan, Canada; James Total-168. MMBorl ion, Ftortoa; X Fruottek, n an* agp5! ^^^?uwxrawto. ?Worfbfr, Flttoburg aad^HB^H oka-Mm W Dehon A son, HenderaonHB 1 ester, J X XlHoLMm 9a rah DnnaldsonJ ^M^Mcr^Mgua^Benrj^MaBea, FMehan, Hv Williamson, J W Xtodar, Mm A MI W BpalUng, J F Brown and lady. J W Bo wo, J Boo lady. Mlas L Loo, M B Oox? aod 13 to Ibo Message. I For Barannah to Urn steamship ?! Mlm Cathertoe Kelly, Mrs James Farey B Bardie. Jno C Bonier. Hsnry HeChrooea, Blsierd Pi ivaw, Henry Kalar; Jamsa Pott, lady, child and noma; Jai T Brer, Wm Forhay. J H Htoee, James Wileae, gemual 8 ton, Robert 8 Martin-end throe to the Usance. Court CalendaiWrhls Boram CorKT?Olrcnit.?Noe. 880, 401. 402, 488^441^(89$^ 466^486, 401, 478 te 401, 483 to 494, W The follow lag ordaia waca made by J odea Devise:-. No Jury will bo em pas nailed during urn first weak That week will be dero ed to the call nt the ? xseeding three bandied causae each day, for the follow "MS? ?fa mark such as can only be dlfpoeed of by a jury trial. Seoord?TO dismiss oou^pteluta in snob eases as the plaintiff shall not answer, and to toko Inquests In suett oases aa the cefkodant snail not answer. Third?To try by the /court all caasea where the parties titxii constat UMTOto. Fourth?To refer jjft' oaae* la which the parties shall consent to a "eiumim, and In which the court has power lo order ? fkfrrenoe. aourt will earn each day at 10 A. M., and take a to 3 P.ll fWjM tt to 3 Pa M. tirih ?iL? Comt?Special T.rm.-Noc lfl?, 188, W, 301. 208 fa ni) 213, 814, 216, TIT, 218, 2X3, 224, 236, SW. 227./ ^Btdga ever Bmedway^-The Prajfaet o* over Broadway la raoetvtogtorceeble attaaUoa^.end tfMffFotot.ud the rusk to hie Show windows end Me ? i?dn with the jam A pmn eels tad. no Brtseed top tMoCkeu mMPEBBoiKDO. Bto hate are unlTymaily ?r rded by this erttblUkmeuC _ _ ?"yv anhleCity mk%^^Ss^ss3v