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The Era aid (printed in I'nglish and French) will be published at ten o'elcck in the morniDg. Single oopies, in wrappe-s. sixpence. Subtcipiions and advertisements for any edition of the New York Herald will be received at the toilowing place* in Europe:? Iajnik n?Am. H Furopean Express Co., 1" and 18 Cirnhill. Parl-? co. do. 8 Fiaee de la Bourse. Ltvrkpooi? do. do 7 Rnm'ord street. Iftvmrooi?John Hunter. 12 Exchange street. East. The content! of the European edition of the Herald will i-mb-aie the Dews received by mail and telegraph at the office do nog vie previ ins week, and to ftetaourof publication. Tb? DrWI. The steamship Arabia, which left Liverpool on the 31st nit., is now due at this port, with a week s later European r.ew. In the Senate yesterday Mr. Crittenden proposed another plan for the pacification of Kansas. In view of the difficulties existing in the Territory, and the employment of military force for the restoration of peace and harmony there, he suggests that the President send General Scott to take command of the trooos. Mr. Ci ittenden supported hi -? proposition in a forcible speech. The voice of General Scott, he naid would do more to restore tranquillity than a thousand bayonets. Mr. Mason douhted the pro priety of making the request of the President, who by virtue of his office has sole power over the matter. He did not, however, think the con dition of things in Kansas demanded such a course. Mr. Seward expressed himself in lavor of sending General Scott, i nd the subject was post poned till to-day. This suggestion of Mr. Critten den's is certainly worthy of consideration. Gene ral Scott has heretofore distinguished himself as a successful pacificator iu our intestine broils. In 1R32-3, the nulification epoch, he was sen! to South Carolina, where his conduct contributed in no small degree to allay the fierce excitement which rrevalled at that period. In 184<? he was sent to the Northeastern lionndnry, to keep the country out of difficulty with England during the progress of that exciting dispute. Let the veteran if hie health permits, be sent to Kansas, to appease the wrath or the squatters. A resolution wasofiereu directing inquiry as to the expediency of issuing a register to the British exploring bark Resolute, which, it will be remembered, was brought to New London some time since from the Arctic ocean by the Captain of the whaleahip John Henry. Mr. Mason proposed that the vessel be purchased by our government, refitted and sent back to England as a present. The resolution was thereupon withdrawn, in order that the suggestion of Mr. Mason may Ik? carried out. No business was transacted in the House. The latest accounts from Kansas state that the free State forces had burned the town of Lernard, destroying from twelve to fifteen thousand dollars worth of property. The town of Franklin was cap tured by the abolitionists on the morning of the 4th inst. after a desperate fight, in which three pro slavery men were killed. Marshal Donaldson and four men were killed at Hickory Point on the 3d inst. All these reports, however, require confirma tion. Gov. shannon issued a proclamation on the 4th inst.. ordering all the unauthorized military com panies to disperse, and warning outside parties to keep away from the Territory, as he had sufficient force to enforce the laws and protect the citizens. The Buchanan ratification meeting in Philadel phia last evening was an immense demonstration. General Cass. Judge Douglas and Howell Cobb made speeches, repoits of which are published in to-day s paper. The steamteat City of Newark, while on the pas. sage from Newark to this city, and when opposite Etaten Island, about nine o'clock yesterday fore noon. took lire and was burned to the water s edge. There were about sixty passengers on board, the majority ladies, all of whom, with the ex eption of two ladies and one man, whose names were un known, were taken oft by the steamers Thomas Hart and Achillea. A detailed account oi the dis aster mav t?e round elsewhere in our columns. The Board of Aldermen last evening amen.>dtnc amount voted by the Councilmen-tt.OOO?for the celebration of the Fourth of July, by reducing it to <3,750. The vote was th rteen to seven. The Board of Councilmen met last evening, bat the proceedings were of no particular interest. The Legislative Committee delegated to look through the tenant houses of Ne* \ork resumed their labors of inspection ye?terday. They went through -ome of the worst localities in the Sixth ward. Accompanying the committee was the Com mittee on Public Health of the Common Council. It is proposed to make a thorough inspection of the tenant boHses in all the wards of the city. Argument in the cnae of the Brick churah pro perty was commenred yesterday, l-eforr Judge Duer and Hofl'man, of the Superior Court, at the pn vate residence of Judge D. The colored citizens of Williamsburg held a pub lie meeting on Monday evening, and adopted reso u tions sympathizing with Senator Sumner and de. Bouncing Preston 8. Brooks. The sales of cotton yestefday embraced about 1,500 bales, the market closing firm at about the quotations given in another column. Inferior and common grades of flour were rattier easier, while med i* and higher qualities, including Southern brand- were firm. Wheat was firm for ehoice qualities, with sales prime white Canadianat *1 *0; rpnng do., at $1 48; Chicago spring at II 2* and JMilwaukie club, at 11 38, with a smallparcel.of com men and good white Southern at II <.0 a -1 7b Corn ?u ia fair demand, and all kinds range! from 46o> a 57c.. the latter figure for Southern yellow. JTt&fifjlvMU* Sitiil f4 Fwk At U'J (9t mem, acd doted rather heavy ; prime watt at 916. Thtre waa a speculative exci'ement in sugars, and the sales embraced about -,500 a 3,000 hhds., ciobing at an advance of ic. Some purchases were made on New Orleans account. The public sale of kio cottee was well attended, and went off at about 4c. advance. Freights were steady, with a fair amount of engagements. Meeting or the Northern Know Vothlag I'onvttitMn-What Will It Da! To-morrow, at the Apollo Booms, Broadway, (Apollo was the god of light, harmony and manly beauty,) the lirst of the two grand Pre sidential Dominating Conventions of the North ern anti-Pieroe and Aiarcy forces will come together, to consult upon the ways and means lor conducting most efficiently the campaign against the Cincinnati filibustering and spoils democracy. Thi9ie the Northern Anti-Slavery Know No thing Convention, representing the aati-Fill more bolters from the Philadelphia Conven tion of February last, as reorganized and re conducted by "Live Oak George Law." When Henry Clay was butchered among his friends at the "Philadelphia Slaughter House Convention" of 1?-1S, be surrendered almost without a groan; but the Southern Know No things have found that in trying the same experiment upon the great steamboat states man, George Law, they counted without their host. He has shown them a trick worth two of theirs; for this George Law Convention of the Philadelphia bolters represents the bulk of the Northern Know Nothings, equal, per haps, "in the clear," to half a million of voters. It is not, therefore, surprising that to this Convention of the 12th the eyes of all par ties and all the politicians of the country should be turned, for the time, with the moat absorbing emotions of hope or fear, of confi dence or distrust What is the position of public affairs at this momentous crisis? Where do we stand? What is the prospect before us ? Will the nominee of the Cincinnati spoils demo cracy and the appointed legatee of the Pieroe and Marcy dynasty be permitted to walk over the course, and quietly, with his hat in his band, walk into the occupation of the White House ? Or ^all we have a fierce, fiery, close and eharply contested field of battle for the next lew months, from which the venerable champion of the democracy, if he shall escape at all, will only get through by the skin of his teeth ? Or, thirdly anil lastly, shall we have ench a conjunction and concentration of the various opposition elements of the North (through some sensible plan of consolidation resulting from these June Conventions), some new broom, in a word, which shall sweep the country from Cape Cod and Coney island to Kansas and Nebraska, after the fashion of lfe-10 ? The materials are abundant?all that is wanted is eome fresh, historical, popular name as the common rallying cry of all the anti-de mocratic factions, and in the graphic language of John Van Buren, lie "will run like the cholera," clothing the office-holding democra cy in mourning, from the White House at Washington to the Custom House at San Fran C1EC0. The foregoing questions embody the pith and substance of the business of this George Law Convention. Tlie indomitable "Live Oak George*' can see through a millstone as far as the next man of his weight and inches. lie is aware of the fact that, looking to the elections of the last three years, they have indicated, over and over again, a decided, yea, an over whelming majority opposed to the perpetuation of this corrupt, imbecile and mischievous Pierce and Marcy dispensation of spoilsmen, filibus ters and "border ruffians.*' But here the ques tion arises, does "Live Oak George," and do his active lieutenants of this Convention, appre ciate the simple but decisive game which they are called upon to play? We have our hopes, but we also have our misgivings. The Convention may prove itself equal to the exigencies of the day; but ou the other hand, it may, upon contracted abstractions, absurdities, tribes, rubbish and claptrap colapse like a bubble or a badly constructed and rickety steam engine. We understand that numerous delegates and wireworkers, insiders and outsiders, from Washington, Philadelphia, Milwaukie, Boston and elsewhere, are already in the city, cocked and primed lor active operations to morrow? that they may be found at most of our places of public accommodation, from the Astor House down to the shilling lodging house, exclusive of soap and water. A coterie in Wall street, wise old fogies, who "learn no thing and forget nothing"?old chaps, broken down in politics twenty years ago, but proud of their antiquated exclusivenees? are working like beavers to secure the nomina tion of Judge UcLean here on the 12th, as the only man for the Philadelphia Convention of the 17th. Another clique, supposed to be in the interest of W. H. Seward, or some of the "little villains'' among his New Yck sub ordinates, under the instruction of Thurlow Weed, are fussing and gassing about a certain Mr. Bissell of Illinois, an individual never before heard of throughout the country .by more than one man in ten thousand. And as to Seward, Chase, Sumner, and ail that class of eloquent debaters and violent partisans, they are better adapted, at this juncture, for active work in the ranks than for the peculiar necessities ot the general leader of the opposi tion allies. Bnt there is still another coterie of far see vg politicians at work, moving heaven and earth to secure from George Law the nomina tion of Mr. Speaker Banks, as the man for the Northern Know Nothing and free Kansas anti slavery coalition. Mr. Banks may be a very j good man in his place, bufhe is lamentably de ficient in any of those historical, patriotic and heroic associations so essential to waken the enthusiasm ol ?? the masses." Besides, Banks, like Douglas, is young enough to wait a little longer. " Let him tarry at Jericho till his beard 1>e grown.' Col. Fremoat, the moun tain ranger, the desert explorer, the volunteer liberator of California, and her first Anglo American Governor, is the only historical man for the combined opposition forces, available to all, popular everywhere and. as old nick, ory would say, "perfectly fresh from the body of the people." When the country, under the auspices of Po\k Buchanan and Marcy, was hurried blind ly and headlong into the Mexican war?which they w> re wholly unable to manage?It was such men as Scott. Taylor and Fremont that fought us through, and brought ua out with fljing colors. Mr. Polk and his Cabinet were then unequal to the task of making peace, and bad not one Nicholas f, Trhrt ventured upon ft treaty on hie own responsibility, &ad in defi ance of an order sending him adrift, we dare say that the duty of pacifioation would have been transferred to Gen Taylor. The American people were not slow in setting aside the Polk, Marcy and Buchanan administration, and in promoting " old Rough and Ready" to the White House. They would have next pro moted Geo. Scott, but for the malignant perse cutions of Marcy, and other drawbacks not ne cessary new to mention. Fremont still remains, with a history more abounding in romantio deeds of heroism, pat riotism, bravery, perseverance and unflinch ing fortitude than belong to the career of any man of bis age on this continent. He was the first man to raise the American flag in Califor nia, and the first successfully to defend it with a handful of his mountain and desert rangers? men accustomed to dog meat, mule eoup, aod cakes made of grasshoppers. It is to Fremont that the people of the great West look as to a sort of Christopher Columbus of the vast re glens beyond the Rocky Mountains, that were as much a mystery as the heart of Africa uatil he explored them. Here, then, is the man with the history, the marvellous adventures, the stirring lights, the foroed marches, the ''hair breadth escapes," and the aotive practical services to the country, to science and to man kind, for a Presidential candidate for the pre sent crisis. This is the man, the sane who, alter his distinguished scientific, military and civil services in California, was brought home as a prisoner nnder Polk's administration, and tried for his life upon charges of mutiny and other crimes aB a soldier, because he refused obedience to two Generals at the same time? General Stockton and General Kearney. For all these pioneering services of his in Kansas, Nebraska, Oregon, New Mexico, Utah and California, about all that Fremont has se cured is that Mariposa purchase, secured, however by his own money, and by the good offices and friendly advice of a former California correspondent of the New York Herald, Mr. Thomas D. Larkin. He was our correspondent there for years before the Mexican war, and it is to him that we are indebted lor the first sample of California gold dust sent to New York. Little did we think, when we first opened that small sample of California gold, that we had before us the open sesame to the most wonderful financial and commercial epoch in all the history of the world. And the developement of this revolu tion, too, may te traced to the dashing enter prise and activity of Fremont, as our inde fatigable pioneer in the great work of the an nexation of California. Let George Law and his " Live Oak" Con vention consider these things, lie is the mas ter of the occasion and of the crisis. Let him take his ground boidly and decisively against this corrupt spoils and filibustering dynasty of Pierce and Marcy, and proclaim Fremont as the man. Otherwise we apprehend the uhole game of the opposition will be lost, steamboats, railroads, high bridges, niggers. Know Nothings and all; and that the Cincin nati nominee, with all the sins of this admin istration at his back, will quietly walk over the course. The Cape de Veki> Famine.?The appeal which was made several weeks ago to the be nevolence of onr people on behalf of the starving inhabitants of the Cape de Verds, has been answered with that promptness and gene rosity to which the claims of the suffering and unfortunate are always entitled. A large sup ply of bread stuffs is already on the way, and it is hoped, with what will soon follow, that the terrible destitution which threatens thoBe islands may be averted. From ten to fifteen thousand dollars in money and breadstuff^ have been collected, of which the Portuguese contributed over two thousand dollars. The Corn Exchange gave Bcveral thousand; a large amount of breadstuffs was sent by the citizens of Alexandria, Norfolk, Richmond, and other placee, while three or four thousand dollars were made up by private contributions. Mr. Hackett gave $100. Mr. Whitney $100, Mr. As tor 8100, Archbishop Hughes $50, and many others whoee names have been already pub lished displayed the same liberality. When the news reached this city it was sug gested that the Chamber of Commerce, oom poeed as it is of merchant princes, Bhould take the initiative in the movement for the relief of the suffering islanders, and a benevolent mem ber of that body proposed that they should commence by raising a fund among themselves. The proposition, however, was voted down, on the ground that the Chamber had received no official information in regard to the famine, and that no steps should be taken till it ar rived. Several letters were published about the time the Chamber took this action, one of which was from the Bishop of the Cape de Verds and another from the Portuguese con sul. These authorities might be considered sufficiently reliable, but the Chamber of Com merce thought otherwise, and is still waiting for official information. Meanwhile the poor Cape de Verdana are daily dying of famine. Chevalier Wikoff and Chevalier Weiib.? We publish in another part of this paper, a re view of the Chevalier Wikoff's new aud curious expose of the secret machinery of European di plomacy. Curious book?strange revelations ?wonderful man, that Chevalier Wikoff. He produces the proofs in black and white?places, names and dates?to prove incontestably his intimate familiarities in the matter of those first approaches between LordlPalmorston and Louis Napoleon, resulting in the French and English alliance. Perhaps but for that esca pade, ending in the prison of Genoa, the Che valier Wikoff would have had Russia and the United States in the friendly alliance of Eng land and France. Perhaps the late Russian war, in this view, may be justly charged upon the capricious but inliexible Mies Gamble. Who knows? Meantime, the proofs of the diploma tic dinners of Chevalier Wikoff throw the Che valier Webb far in the shade. The latter must gather up his old invitations and bring them to light, or consent to stand as a very small diplomatic potato compared with the Chevalier Wikoff. The last display of diplomatic din nering of the Chevalier Webb is that notable dinner with the terrible South Carolina Brooks, an affair of which we can make neither head nor tail, except the mere love of good eating with big men, as something to brag and make a fuss about, on the part of Father Webb. Let him now, as soon as possible, read the Cheva lier Wikoff 's wonderful book, and prepare for a surrender to hi' superior genius in dining and hobnobbing on diplomacy with the big men of the day. Wikcffs book is just the thing for Webb. Wikotl wiij cool his down. The Dark Lantern Conspiracy on the Central Park.?Major Wood is taking pains to rectify all apprehensions in regard to the Central Park, even sooner than we anticipated. On Monday afternoon the Park Commissioners met at their rooms to decide on the plans to be adopted for the embellishment of the Park; their meeting was private, no reporters being allowed admission. There appears to be very little reason to doubt that the idea of secresy originated with the Mayor, who learned it, no doubt, when he was a Know Nothing, before he became a democrat; and now two questions arise:?What is the object of keeping the park business a secret? Can the publie beneiit be furthered by such a course? All experience is very sadly at fault if there can be any other motive for secresy in this matter besides the desire to use the Park fund for improper and political purposes. The business before the secret meeting was the se lection of a plan for the embellishment of the Park; it is understood that several were laid before the Commissioners. What barm could be done by letting the public see what these plane were? Why not give them a chance to say whioh they would like best? If the Park were in Austria or Russia, one could under stand the adoption of the secret councils; it suffices in those countries for the public to be made acquainted with the decision of the sove reign, when that decision has been rightly considered and definitely settled. But Mr. Fernando Wood is not yet Emperor of New York, whatever might be inferred from his messages and his acts. It strikes us that this off hand method of snobbing the public, and showing reporters the door, is altogether too much after the fashion of the circumlocu tion office, aid Mayor Wood an inferior sort of Tite Barnacle. The point of the whole matter is simply thie?Here is a park on which the public of thiB city will spend before they are done with it from Bix to eight millions of dollars, most; of which will be expended in the payment of la bor. We all know that it has been usual, in past time, for politicians to use the money con fided to them for expenditure in the interest of their party; nor have the democrats been in any way backward to act on this principle. With this experience, it ought to be the busi ness of the public to surround the administra tion oi the Park fund with as many safeguards &b possible; to throw daylight upon every movement of the administrators, and to render it aB difficult as possible for them to malverse or misuse the sum left ia their hands. They cannot do this?their control over the expenditure of their own money is entirely frustrated?if Mayor Wood is allowed to keep the arrangements for the disposal of the mo ney from the public eye. The talk about the Commissioners being men of various parties is all stuff. It is understood that one or two literary men and others have been invited to act as Commissioners; bnt any one can see that they will be mere ornamental appendages to the machine. The only two men who will have the disposal of the money are Fernando Wood and his partner, the late Corporation Counsel; if the literary gentlemen ask questions, or make themselves troublesome, they will be shown the door, for they have no rights, and only hold office during the pleasure oi the Mayor. Aud considering the antecedents of Fernando Wood, the imbecility of bis government, and the disgraceful manner in which city matters has gone from bad to worse under his admi nistration?while he, forsooth, was carrying out for himself an imaginary political career? we think it a most unsafe and dangerous expe riment for the public to entrust him with the expenditure of from six to eight millions ol money, without seeing something of the man ner in which it is to be laid out. Tut: Mammoth Steamship Great Eastern.? We publish elsewhere a fall account of the new steamship the Great Eastern, which is now building at Blackwall. It is well done; and will be read with great interest by all who care lor the progress o! maritime enterprise. The contrast presented by the Great Western, the Persia and the Great Eastern is a fine com mentary on the march of nautical science. The Great Eastern was originally intended for the Australian trade, and it is still in con templation to send her ultimately to Australia; but her first voyage will be to America. She will sail from Milford Haven, on the Bristol channel?the only port in Great Britain which can receive her?for Portland, which is the only port in the United States (except, per haps, Norfolk) where she can enter. It is ex pected that ehe will make the passage in seven or eight days; and on the voyage to Australia she will run from port to port without stoppage. It is evident that she is but the pioneer of a new class of steamers that are destined to re volutionize navigation and alter the condition of the world. England will derive from them a maritime preponderance over France equal to that which her navy gave her in the time of the old wars: and the countries that are Bure to use them?Great Britain and the United States?will be drawn more closely together, and linked by stronger bonds of union. A few such steamers would draw New York as close to Liverpool as St Petersburg was a few years ago: nearer than New York is now to New Orleans. Wc congratulate humanity on the prospect Southern Opinions on the Sumner Out rage.?We devote a couple of columns else where to extracts from various Southern jour nals on the Sumner outrage. It will be no ticed that the journals connected with and engaged in the support of the administration speak of the outrage in terms of violence and brutality that are unexampled; unless the foolishness of the worship that is paid to M'S Sumner here by some of his admirers can be quoted as a parallel. Nothing indicates more forcibly the degradation into which the demo cratic politicians and editors of the South have fallen than the brutal comments that are mode in such journals as the Richmond Inquirer upon the gross, ungentlcmanly, unmanly assault of Mr. Brooks upoa Senator Sumner. Side by side with these we give a list of ar ticles, beginning with one from the Louisville Journal, in reprobation of the outrage. These prove that all the Southern journals are not lost to a sense of decency. While they com ment with deserved severity on the violence of language used in Mr. Sumner's philippic, they censure the assault in terms quite as harsh as could be wished. If the bioad common sense of the country could be heard occasionally, instead of the va poring of the politicians and party editors, we should lead a more peaceful life, and such cases as the Sumner outrage wpuJd be ppecdiiy disposed p/. fas &AVIII NIWI. BY MAGNETIC AND PRINTINGTELEGRAPH5. From WuhlnntM. Til* NMGKR WOK SHIPPERS OPPOBI OEN. SCOTT'S GOIFM TO KANSAS?FKIVATBEHINU?COTTON STA TISTICS?GUaNO CONVENTION?MoEAN FOB TU* PRESIDENCY, ETC. Washington, June 10,1856. The resolution of Mr. Crittenden, relative to the em ployment of Linu tenant General Scott in Kansas, is spoken favorably of by the democrat*, but opposed by the leading negro worshippers as ealenlated to disarm them. An interesting debate is expected on It to-mor row. It was supposed that oar government had received certain despatches from European Towers concerning privateering, but Mr. Marcy communicated to Congress to-day that the report was entirely erroneous. The cotton statistics communicated to-day from the State Department were highly interesting. leading negro worabippers here say that Mr. Jastioe Mclean will be thiir candidate for the l'residency, in i pite of the objections and preferences of certain parties in New York. There was a quorum of members present te-day, but many of them could not vote, having paired off with others. The result was, no business transacted. A Guano Convention assembled at the Smithsonian In stitution to day. De'cgates from Delaware, Maryland, Virgiria and North Carolina, who generally represented the wheat crcps of their several counties, reported them as decidedly bad from the injurious effects of in sects and drougnt. The t'me was principally occupied in relating agricultural experiences. A resolution was adopted thanking the President and Mr. Marcy for their zealons participation to effect snoh a treaty with Tern as would prove most advantageous to farmers. THIRTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. FIKSI" SESSION. Senate. Washington, June 10, I860. PACIFICATION OF KANSAS. Mr. Crittkkdon, (K. N.) of Kentucky, submitted the following preamble and resolution:? Whereas.dangerous popular disturbances, with Insurrection and cbrrucuon to the due execution of the 'aws. uchappltrlfre vail in the territory of Kansas; and whereas, it is ot great im pi rtui.ee thst he military forces wideb may beemploieaforthe suppression of tboue insurrectionary disturbances, and for the tesiora'itn ot law, peace and protection to the good people of tho'I errl'orv ?hou d be conducted with the preatest discre tion r.nd judgment, and sbou'd be uader the commsr.d of an i fiic r whore rank and reputation would render hts services m?t use!ill sec bet eticlal to Ms country iu tbe present crisis, a i rir.tr requiring urmness and prudence, energy and coucllIa llou. Ke i', iberetore Resolved, Hy the Senate of tbe United States, that the Pre ildent be, and be Is hereby reauested to employ the mt.ltary services of Lieutenant General Scott In the pacification of Kan.nr, and in the Immediate direction and command ot all the Crete employed or to be employed for that purpose, tin der fich Instructions and with such anthurlty and power as ihe President can or may think proper to give to and confer upon him. Mr. Crittenden said it seemed to him that the Senate but very seldom had under their eonil iteration a subject of more importance. It was enough to make them feel ashamed for the ?|iectacle now presented in Kansas. They bad been iu session six months, and not one step bad been taken by them to remedy this disgraceful evil, growing day by day, spreading wider and wider, and in flaming more and more passions already too much exoited. Not only are the peace and quiet of Kansas disturbed, but the peace of the entire country is Beriously threatened. Of debate there had been enough, not of the kind to con tribute to impartial judgment, but leading to crimina tion and recrimination. He wanted to see a broad, gene ral and fraternal peace; and that must be the ambition of all. In the course of his remarks he said that General Scott carried in his left hand the sword and in his right hand peace?gentle peace; and by his voice, "trumpet tongued," he will do more than a thousand bayonets. His (Ciittecden's) object was to put an end to war and anar chy in Kansas. Mr. Maeon, (dun.) of Va., was not now prepared to vote either for or against the resolution, and asked that it might lie over till to-morrow. He had doubts as to the propriety of making such a request to the President, who, as Commander-in-Chief of tee army, had sole power over the matter. While entertaining the highest respect tor the patriotism and judgment of the Senator from Kentucky, be did not think the condition ot things in Kansas called tor tbecouree proposed. Mr. Crittenden replied that as General Scott was an old man. the President might feel some relucance In ordering him on that distant service; but, in bis opinion, the Senate ought to endeavor to contribute to the pro motion of pesos in Kaunas. Mr. Seward, (nigger worshipper) of N. Y., was in fa vor cf sending General Scott there, hut thought it would be as well to uo it by joint resolution. He also suggested hat the pieamble to Mr. Crittenden's proposition be omltteo, as the facts therein set forth are well known to ihe 1'resident and the country. Further consideration of the resolntion was postponed till to-morrow. THE BRITISH EXPLORING BARK RESOLUTE. Mr. Foster, ot Conn., offered a resolution, directing the Committee on Commerce to inquire into the expe diency of aut.hoii.siog the issue of a register to the Brit ish built bark Resolute, which was abandoned by that government and found dlrelict in the Arctic ocean by tbe American wbalesbip George Henry, and by her brought into ti e port of New London, where she is now lying, all claim to raid vessel by the British government having been re'inquished to ihe sailors. Mr. Mason proposed that the vessel be purshaaed bv government, refitted, and sent back to the Brltithgovern ment as a present. Mr. Foster expressed gratification at this suggestion, and in order that it mtgnt be carried out, he withdrew his resolution. Adjourned. House or Representatives. Washington, June 10. 1856. Mr. Btrunoame, (nigger worshipper) ot Mass., pre sented retr.luticns of the Massachusetts Legislature, con certing the assault ou Senator Sumner. laid on tbe table, ana ozdersd to be printed. One bandied and twenty-one members were present, but as many bad " paired off " with absentees, the House adjourned. MasMctiuaetU Antl-Flllmore Convention. Boston, June 10, I860. Theanti- Fillmore Americans of the Sixth Congressional district yesterday elected delegates to the American Na tional Convention to be held in New York on the 12th instant. There was a large attendance at the Conven tion, many leading (men being present who hare hereto fore supported the nomination of Mr. Fillmore. Qeorge H. Devereux, of Halem, the leader of the American party in the House ot Representatives, presided, and was ehoeen as delegate to the National Convention, with Hon. Timothy Davis as one of the substitutes. The opinions expressed were that Mr. Fillmore cannot carry Massachusetts, and that only a nnlon of the people of the North can defeat the strong nomination made by the de mocratic parly; and they send their delegates to the New York Convention with the understanding that they will support no candidate who repudiates a single prin ciple of the Springfield American and anti-slavery plat form. New Hampshire Nigger Worshipper State Convention. Concobd, N. H., Jane 10, 1856. A mass State Convention of tbs nigger worshippers, for the cheice of delegates to Philadelphia on June 17, as sembled this forenoon at Phenix Hall. The weather was fine and the attendance large. lion. Ceo. W. Nesmith presided, assisted by numerous vice-presidents aul sejre tariss. After the preliminary business, a committee, se lected at a preparatory meeting, reported a series of re solutions. These resolutions relate entirely to the slav ery question, and close with a recommendation of Fre mont, and instructing the delegates from this State to support him in convention for the Presidency. Speeches were made by several distinguished gentlemen, in sup port of the resolutions and ttley were adopted unanimous ly. A committee was then appointed to seport the names of delegates, six at large ana three from each Congres sional t is tnct. At 1 P. M. the Convention took a recess, to meet in the ares of the ittate House at 2 o'cIcImk. in the afternoon addresses were made br Mr. .^lowell, of Worcester, Massachusetts, and Dr. Cutler, of thv State, (both late of Kanaas,) soliciting material aid, and Mr. Goodwin, the Chairman, was appsintedj,a committee to raise lunds tor that object. The Committee on Delegates to Philadelphia then re ported Hon. Amos Tuck, Wm. M. Weed, Daniel Clark, Iieoj. Pettengili, levi Chamberlain anl Daniel Blaisleli delegates at large, with one delegate from each Congres sional district. The report was acceptod. Fpeeches by ex-Governor Kent, of Maine; General Nye, of New York; Hon. John P. Hale, M. W. Tappan, Joel last me ii. and Jacob Benton closed the proceedings, and at six P. M, the meeting dissolved. New Jersey Know Nothing Convention. Trb.yton, June 10, I860. The Know Nothings held a Convention here to-day, and apjuinted lour senatorial and twenty die Wo! dele gates to attend the Convention in New York on the 12th of June. Resolutions were adopted in favor of the re publican and Know Nothing fusion platform, adopted hereon the 4th Inst., and recommending Commodore Stockton for the Presidency. Drmw rntlc Ratification Meeting at HI. Louie. St. Iui'ie, June 10, 1850. Ibe democrats held a large meeting here on .Saturday nlgbt to rat-Jy 'he nominations of Buchanan and Breck enrtfgr. Mary speeches were made and much enthu siasm mani'ested. Missouri Conp-ceelonal Nomination. Ht. Louis, June 10,1850. Hen. Lnther M. Kennett was last n ght renominated by acclamation, by the Ansiicsns of tilt First district, IPX tPfgrt'l. Albany. OFFICIAL STATE PATER?-THE MAYORALTY QUESTION* Albany, June 0,1866. The Stainman of thia afternoon contan* the official annoaneement of the State officer* designating that paper the State paper, In whioh the legal notice* requir ed by law * hall hereafter be published. The motion before Judge Harris to show cause why the injunction agatest Mayor Quaekenbuih, reatra ning him from noting a* a member of the committee on the charge against the Chief of I'olice, was postponed until thia afternoon. TcrrlOc Steamboat Eiploslen and Less of Lite, Montreal, June 10,1866. The steamboat running In connection with the Grand Trunk Railroad, exploded at Longenii to day. The malS> conductor was killed, and it is feared that a great num ber were lost overboard. The explosion occurred at one o'clock this afternoon, making a complete wreck of the boat. Her boiler wan blown an Immense distance, and the wharf and every thiig lu the neighborhood is completely shattered. A train had just arrived, and tbe boat was full of passen gers from it at the time of the disaster. The scene in deed was (earful. A child w|i blown from tbe arms of its motbsr Into tbe air, and landed en the ferry sued. Tbe number of killed is estimated at twenty, and the wounded at thirty to forty. The following were killed:?Two engineers, Mr. Madden, mail conductor: Hunter, a boy who acted as pilot; two firemen, an engineer and Henry Ballerv. The oaptaln of the boat was severely injured, and in not expected to live. Msjor Johnston and lady were thrown into the river hut escaped. These are all tbe particulars that we have received up te this time. It is reported that fifty passengers still remain unaccounted for. Hews from tbe Plains. Si. Lou:h, June 10,1856. The steamer Gray Cloud has arrived here trom St. 1'lsrre, alter an absence of nearly a year. She brings Intelligence of tbe adjustment of the Sioux difficulties, acoordlng to treaty stipulations. At a counoll held in March last, by General Harney, it was resolved to give the Indians seventy-five days to re. store tbe provisions and property they had stolen. At o council held on May 16, seven hundred representatives of the various tribes came and delivered up twelve pri> eoners and a large number of hoi sea, mules, Ac., pro misiig obedience to our government. Active operations against the Sioux are now cloeed. General Harney set the prisoners free, after retaining them a lew days. Tbe Kansas War. Si. Louis, June 9,1856. An extra of the Westport Tims of the 6th, says that reliable news has been rejelved of the burning of the town of Bernard by the free State forces on, the night of the 3d Inst., and the destruction of from twelve to fitteen thousand dollars worth of property. A company of six men had arrived at Westport, stating that at 3 o'clock on the morning of the 4tb, the abo litionists attacked and captured Franklin. They nam bertd 300, and were opposed by only 12 to 16 pro slavery men. Mr. Kishmaker and two othc.s are re ported killed. The men who made Ihls report belonged to Capt. Fleming's company of emigrants, which, tliey nay, lougbt against the abolitionists for an nour, but be ing outnumbered, fled, when the town was taken. Ike Investigating Committee are still in this city. Si. Louis, June 10,1856. The Independence, Mo., correspondent of the St. Louis Jitpuilican, writing under date Jane 5, says:? Marshal Donaldson and four men, who had been dis charged from official duty, were killed near Hickory Point on the 3d inst. The Mar>nal was In th9 aet of arresting some of the men who had attacked Capt. Pate's compa ny. After tbe surrender cf Pate's company, the free soilers commenced the work of destroying bouses, and driving men, women and children trom their house* near Bnll Creek. One hundred and fifty men, under Capt. Reed, left New Santa Fe in pursuit of the marauders, but Col. Sumner arrived at B ack Jack in time to prevent a conflict. It is reported that Franklin was not taken, though attacked by a large party of abolitionists. Governer Shannon issued a proclamation on the 4th, commending all persons in-longing to military companies unauthorized by law to disperse, otherwise they would be disposed of by three of the Cnited States troop*. The proclamation require* all civil officers of tbe government to be vigilant in enforcicg|the laws against offenders, protecting the property ana persona of all law-abiding citizens. The proclamation lurther says that all tggres slve parties outside of tbe Territory will be repslled: that the military force utder the control of tbe Executive is ample to enforce the laws and protect the rights of citizens. The proclamation of President Pierce of Febru ary 11, Is appended, ana notice given that it will be strictly enforced. A requisition has been nude on Col. Sumner for a sufficient force to Insure obedienoc to the proclamation. Chicago, June 10, 1866. The Democratic I'rets bss a letter from Lesompton, June 4, giving details of the kirmish w.tb Capt. Pate's company. Ihe account.states that thirty Southerners, while proceeding from Weetport to Bull Creek, under command of Pate, encountered about thewame number of free State men. Pate had a number of r'reet'taie prisoners whom be arranged in front, as a shield. Then his com pany fell back, under cover of the unarmed prisoners, sod bid behind logs and trees. The free State men tneu dropped down in the grass, and a scattered o icg was kept up for two hours, till Pate surrendered uncondition ally. Three Missourians of Rate's party esesped, among them Coleman, the murderer of Don. Tbe free Stale party took thirty hoi see, a number of ritlesjand United States muskets,fi haslets a (quantity of goods stolen at Lawrence. A party of pro-s'averv men, including a son of Gov. Shannon, made a night attack on the bouse of Captain Walker, five miles from I.ecompton, but tbey were re pulsed, and young Shannon taken prisoner. He was re leased on the folio sing day, after which Shannon took a company of United States dragoons, and spent two days In searching the homes of the free Stati men, taking possession of all the arms and ammunition which oould be lound. [CincAoo, June 10?P. M. A man whr| has just arrived here from Kansas city says a general rendezvous of [pro-slavery men Is ap pointed at Bull Creek, preparatory to another attack on Lawrtnce. Gen. Whitfield is to command. Tney expect to concentrate six buncred men before starting. The men are mostly furnished with United States muskets. The free State men are deficient in arms and provisions. It Is rumored that Donaldson and other prc-slavery men were k illed in tbe fight among themselves, at Franklin, the difficulty growing out of the distribution of goods stolen at I.awieace. Aid lor Kusm> Boston, June 10, 1866. At a Kansas meeting ia Chelsea last night, seven hun dred dollars were subscribed to aid the people of Kenseu Louisville; Races. Loiisviux, June 9,1856. Onr rases took place to-day. The first stake was in mile heats, best three in five, and was won by Bird catcher?time 1:62,1:63 and 1:51. The second race, in two mile heats, was won by Ur. llocre's colt?time 3:60 each beat. markets. PHILADELPHIA STOCK BOARD. I'tniADELi'iiu, June 10. 1866. Stocks are steady. Pennsylvania S'ate 6's, S3, Heading Railroad, 46%; Long Island RR., 13J,'; Mor ris Canal, 14%; Pennsylvania Railroad, 46%. BrsFALO, June 10, 1866. Flour dull end lower. Sales to-day 500 bbls. oboice to extra Ohio at $6 87 a $6. Wheat steady. Seles 3,40b Milwankie club, prime, at $1 10. Oorn steady. Sales 19,0d0 bushels heated at 30c.; 12,000 sound, 34d. Canal freights unchanged. For cirn to New York 13c.; wheat 16%c. Receipts since yesterday's report?6,777 bbls. flour; 28,006 bushels wheat; 12,919 bushels oorn. Bi ffalo, June 10?6:30 P. M. Flour dull. Bales 800 bbls., at $6 87 a $6 for choice to extra "bio and Indiana, $6 60 a $6 62 for double extra do. Wheat steady. Bales 7.400 bushels, at 81 10 for Milwaukee club, and 8117% f>r common Illinois river. Corn firm. Sales, 28,000 bushels, at 30c. for heated, and 34e. for sound. Canal freights.?Corn 13c., and wheat 16c. a 16%c. to New York. Reoeipts to-day, 6,700' bushels wheat, and 2,767 bushels corn. Obww.o, June 10?6:30 P. M. Flour in better demand. Sales, 800 bbls., at 86 75 for extra Canadian, and $6 50 for superfine do. Wheat la active demand, and market easier. Sales. 4,000 bnsbels, at 81 66 a 81 S8for white Cana:iau, and 81 07 a 8118 for Toledo. Corn.?kales, 15,000 bushels heated, at 32c. Canal freights unchanged. Reeeivsd by lake during the last twenty-four hours, 3,100 bbls. (lour, 70 000 bushels wheat, 23,000 bushels corn, and 10,000 bushels rye. Ai.iiaiy, June 10?12:30 P. U Wheat?Sales 4,400 bushels white Canadian at 81 76. Mail? bales ft.600 bushels for pale ale at 81 CO. The ca nal tolls for May, 1866, on all the oanala, amounted to 8668,166 34. For May, 1856, they amounted to 82tO, 130 63. Const of Clnlmn, Washington. The case of Jacob Barker In relation to the war loan:: occupied the Court on Thursday and Friday last, when an order was made to take t?Rtimony, the Judges remark ? lug that aa the oase was oi the first importance, it would be more agreeable to them and to Congress to bear all of the tacts in the ca?e before coming to a definite con clurion. Therefore the order was made with that under e tending. lUiiisi Ia Giuxai'a Concert d'Adiec,?Madame Ia Grange gives her farewell concert this evening at Niblo'r, previous to her departure ou a long professional tour. She wlil carry with her the good wishes and regreto of the New York audiences, to whce gratification she has so It ng ministered. We must not, however, allow her to quit us, eten though It be only for a time, without offer ing her a substantial testimony cl the estimation in which ske is held. The opportunity presented by ber concert this evening will, no donbt, be eagerly seized upon by her admirers to prove to ber bow slnosre ft the feelitg of regaid generally entertained towards her. Madame la Grange will be assisted by Gottecaalk and other etrirent artists, and will give a fresh proof of the varied character of her acquirements by singing ia 0?* d'.flersut'aDgunges. let all the fijeers of art master ia strength upon this occasion. It is hut a fair return for the pleasure which this admirable astiet has affi ted us and for the e<>hicientlou? fidelity with which she has R*je lpif?.efl jLff ?g?|?cg?ts wjtto the public