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R. W. WEAVE*, EDITOR. - Bloomsburir, Wednesday, May 7, 1804b UEMOtII Alic STATE NOMIN ATIONS. CANAL COMMISSIONER, GEORGE BCOTT, of Columbia County. AUDITOR GENERAL, JACOB FRY, Jr., of Montgomery Co. SURVEYOR GENERAL, ' TIMOTHY IVES, of Potter County. DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE or PENNSYLVANIA.— The Democratic State Cen tral Conr.millee will meet HI PITTSBURG, AL the ST. CHARLES HOTEL, on Monday, the 26th day of May at 10 o'clock, A. M. Important business should secure a General attendance. J. W. FORNEY, Chairman. THE NEW JUDICIAL DISTRICT. We have already noticed the Tact that the Legislature, at its late session, erected a new , Judicial District composed of the counties of Columbia, Sullivan and Wyoming. This will leave Luzeme a reparate district w ilh the city of Carbondale where quarterly terms of court are held. Luzerne has become one of the leading counties of the State, and population and business are increasing there in with a tapidity much greater than in any of the neighboring counties. Under the ap portionment to be made next year it is prob able that the number ol taxakles in Luzerne will entitle it to a Senator and three Mem bers of the House of Representatives. Un der the late act Luzerne (with Carbondale) will be a separate district like Schuylkill, or Berks, and will retain her present President Judge. The new District will not be a heavy one, so far as business therein is- concerned, but will impose upon the President Jude some inconvenient travel, especially in the Winter and spring months of the year. We believe ii was the only district which could be formed for the purpose of leaving Luzerne a district by itself, without seriously disturb ing adjoining districts where Judges have been elected and where there is no reason or desire for change. The membpra of the bar and people of this county are deeply interested in the ques tion of who shall be our new President Judge, after the first of June, the time when the new district is to be nrßanived. We understand the Governor has decided to appoint Warren J. Woodward, Esq., of Wilkesbarre, who is well qualified and will doubtless be accepta ble to our people. The members of our bar of all parties united in recommending his appointment, and, in common with all who are interested in the due administration of justice, will be gratified with his selection by the Executive. The new district will be numbered the twenty-sixth. Changing Places of elections. We have been requested to make an ex planation on the above subject. We under stand that applications were made toibe Leg islature at the late session for the passage of acts to change the places of holding elections in Pine and Maine townships, upon which no action ivas laken. It was lormerly the practice of the Legislature to pssa ouch bills, but recently general laws have been passed authorizing the courts in each county to act in such cases by ordering an election. So that hereafter changos in the places ol hold ing elections may be made by a vote of the people upon appnea'ion ts the courts and not to the Legislature. And, in fact the Legisla ture haa constantly refused to interfere, in or dinary cases, with such questions, since the jurisdiction of the courts has been extended over them. A bill did pass fixing the place of holding elections in the new township of Conyngham at Centreville. In that case the voters have to go a great d'lFlince and cross two or three mountains to the old place of elections in the old township from which the new one was •reeled. It is the case of a new township without any place of election within its lim its, and we believe under an act passed du ring the winter, no relief could be got upon application to the court before next year There was, therefore, both reason and ne cessity for an act in Ibie case, which does not axis', in others. Local l-egislatibu. This county contrasts favorably with other sections in the amount ol local legislation re quired by it. With over 21),0t>0 inhabitants, but two or three acts local to il were passed at the late session. Upon casting our eye over the titles of acts passed we discover no ' less than thirty-five for Luzerne, and there are probably many more. This may be an evidence of the rapid growth and develop ment of that county, and probably is so; but •'il' we must prefer the structure of a com munity where few laws are required, and but little aid or interference asked for from gov ernment. A bill was passed incorporating a Ferry Company above Lime Rtdge, where a con troversy exists which is now settled. A bill also passed the Sentale appointing new view era to lay oat • state road from Bloomsbnrg to Laporte, b'JL by some oversight or mistake it did not pass the House. A bill passed ap plying certain unseated land taxes to the re pair of the_ turnpike in the neighborhood of lb Long Pond in Sullivan county. This will be good news lo those who have to travel the "pike" or sojourn at the fishing places in lhat quarter. * Mass Meeting t * On last Friday evening a tremendous mass meeting was held in Independence Square,, Philadelphia. Bichard Vaux, the Democrat ic candidate for Win. A. Porter, the Derhooratto candidate for Solicitor, and other •peaker* of distinction addresseJ the large ataemblago. In fact, the crowd was so large that a stand was erected at the oppositq ei?d of the Square, and a set of orators mounted the rostrum there, to lhat all might hear a •peaker. The feeling is very strong against the present Know-Nolhing administration, and the Democratic municipal ticket will be elected by a large majority. FLOUR GOING DOWN—The Persia'e news has oreated a panic in New York among 'dealers. Thsre was • fall in all kinds ol bregdslufls. Court Proceedings. •*. ou " Monday morning with a lair attendance. IN the Session* little has been done—a faol which apeak* well for the morale of our community. The only ease up Tuesday night wn that of the Commonwealth vs. Clinton Margarom, as sault and battery, a* disposed of a* nearly all such case* should be, that is somewhat summarily—defendant pleaJ guilty sen tence to of one dollar and costs— FrovofcinguamCTmproper language was used by Ihegwisecutor, am} the defendant in pas sion had given a blow. Com. vs. William Bomiger and Mary Kiss let. Recognizance. Discharged on appli cation of defendants. In the Common Pleas the case of Peter Melick by hia Committee vs. Samuel F. Headley et al. is progressing as we go to press. It is a demand on an ore lease which the de feudar.t alledges has been paid. The origi nal claim was 35,000. Clark and Buckalew lor plaintiff—Baldy and Weaver for defend ant. On Tuesday the Grand Jury was discharg ed alter submitting the following report: To the Honoraole the Judgea'of the Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace in and for the Couttty of Columbia. The grgnd ittqi.est ot the Commowealth of Pennsylvania inquiring for the body of the County ot Columbia respectfully RE PORT that they have examined 'lie public buildings belonging to said county and find them ill tolerable good condition—the repairs recnnimeritled in the last report having been attended to. We would direct attention to the painting about the Court House, and re commend that it be painted anew. We would also direct attention to the privy be longing to said county building, and recom mend that the necessary repaita be done.— We ')ave lound the walls in the ha'l of the basement story of the enurt-kouse much de faced, to which we would direct attention and recommend ttiai the necessary repairs be made. And we further report that the roads in Scott township have been represent ed to be in a very bail condition, especially that part leading from Robert Ptir'sel's in Bloom township intersecting the road lead ing from Espy to Light Street—also the al leys and some of the streets in Bloumsburg have been represented as being obstructed, to which we would direct your attention. Ail ol which is respectfully submitted the sixth day of May, 185fi. H. W. M,REYNOLDS, Foreman. There were only three indictments before the Drand Jury. One is referred to above. Another was against Geo. More and John Moore for resisting the authority of a col lector of School tax in Sugarloaf. Kecurdliig or Deed*. Il has often been a matter of surprise to us that valuable deeds were left unrecorded by those who held them Difficulties are con tinually arising from this cause, and very of ten considerable expence and sometimes heavy losses fall upon individuals, which might have been avoided by putting a deed upon record. Our advice to every one of our readers, is, to gel all deeds exhibiting the ti tle to their lands recorded at once. A deed may be burned, obliterated, defaced or lost, when il may not be possible to replace it. The grantor may be dead and his heirs may be ex tinct or minors, or itiey may refuse to execuu a new conveyance. Nor is it always possible to make proof of a deed that has been lost or destroyed. It is to be remembered also that in many trials about lauds or boundaries it is necessary to trace a title from the common wealih down through all the transfers that have taken place, sd that the chain is render, ail complete against a hostile title 01 claim. It is therefore a measure ol safety if not ol necessity to see to it tifpt all the deeds con stituting the chain of title to one's lands are recorded, so that evidence of them can be had if the originals are destroyed or cannot be found. As upon every deed recorded there is endorsed by the Recorder an official certificate of the fact, there is no difficulty in ascertaining, at a glance, whether a deed has been recorded or not. BP" We see that airangemenls have been made by which parlies who wish to see the land of the Ridgway Company can go at one lime. A stage leaves Tyrone every Wed nesday morning. We would suggest that persons who cannot go themselves would ap point a committee. It will be a beautiful and interesting trip, and from all we hear we believe that visitors will be well satisfied'and highly gtatified. Il is much better to settle in our own Stale, where it is healihy, and a good cash market, than emigrating to the far West. It is claimed that this is as good as any Western land, being limestone soil, and I being underlaid with bituminous coal. Par ties can easily satisfy themselves, and we rec ommend them to go. vdr In the case ol corruption and bribery in the District Attorney's office of Schuyl kill county, in which C. Tower, District At torney, Marsderi and Meyers Slrouse, Eeqs , were implicated, affidavits and evidence were received by the Court on Suturday, the 19ih of April. Ihe question before the court was whether those gentlemen should be stricken off the'list of practicing Attorneys. Meyers Sirouse was honorably discharged.— C. Tower, as district Aitorney, claimed atrial by jury, which was granted, and the case of James Marsd en was held oyer by the Court for lurtber consideration. | ty Hon. JAMES BUCHANAN, in one of his speeches at New York, uttered these senti ments : "I have been abroad in other lands; I have witnessed arbitrary power; I have contemplated the people ol other oountri es— but there is no country undet God'a heavens where a man feels to his fellow-man, except in the United States. And if you could feel how despotism looks on; bow jealous the despotic powers of the world are of our glo rious institutions, you would cherish the Constitution and the Union to your hearts next to your belief in the Christian religion— the Bible for Heaven, and the Constitution ol your country for Earth." COMING DOWN.—OII Tuesday last, flour was selling in Cincinnati, Ohio, at 85 95 per barrel. IT It is stated that Judge Jordan will li cense no liquor selfisr who bregma the |tcepaa law before the special Court. A Physiological Cariosity. S:. Martin, the nan who has an opening inlo hia slotnacb, produced by a gunshot wound, is In Ngw York, and a number of the physicians of that city have been exper imenting.wii|t the view to ascertain the time required io digest food. A thermometer in troduced inlo his stomach through the open ing rose to 101 Fahrenheit. The oarrot, Dr. Bunting says, is consumed in five to six hours. Rare roast beef will thoroughly di gest in nn hour and a half. Melted butler will not digest at all, but float about in tbe stomach. Lobster is comparatively easy of digestion. Upon the application of the gas tric juice to a piece of purple tissue paper, the colot at once faded. In relation to the patient's health, Dr. Bunting observed that it had been uniformly excellent, haviqg, since j his recovery from the first effects of the I wound, supported a large family by his daily labor. These experiments do not differ ma terially from those made by Dr. Beaumont twenty years ago. Mr. St. Marlin is at pres ent a little upwards of fifty years of age, of a spam frame, but apparently capable of con siderable endurance. He is in excellent bod ily health, and has much vivacity of manner. The opening in the stomach lias had no in jurious efleet upon bis health, nor has it pre vented Itim from pursuing active and severe labors. If he does not keep a compress to the aperture in drinking water or swallowing anything else, the whole contents<d the stom ach will pasa ou: through that opening.— Through ibis opening comes out a small part of the sloimch, . the inner coat, which shows its different appearances—thick or swollen when under the work of digestion, and thinner-when the digestion ts over. St. Martin is on his way to Europe— Ledger. **" The shrewd old Dutchman, visiting Wall Street, who said the sharp speculation there "went Bpoul all lay, sheeting each oter, and dat's wt day call pisness," would not he a bad hand, at den rioing some of the "flourishing" towns and cities of our day.— The Buffalo Republic says, "The assessed value of the city of Chicago is THIRTY Mill tors of Dollars, upon winch there are mort gages to the amount of Ninety-One Millions!" We heard of one "fast" and very rapidly growing town In Pennsylvania, on whieh over One Hundred and Fifty Sheriff's Exe cutions might he issued any day I A gentle man of one of the ataid old Slates, visited the West, and came back, saying, he had not found a man in a certain large place who could tell what he was really worth every thing being in law, under speculation, bar gain, or in some other way involved—one of a mass ol bubbles, which might burst at orce, and bankrupt half the people. For real prosperity and solid comfort, give its some of our old Eastern (owns, where virtue reigns, and where executions are scarcely ever known. "Stow, BUT SURE," is the best motto for the mass ol men, everywhere. Rogues and land-sharks laiten and thrive best in speculative times and places; but substantial, comfortable prosperity, and real wealth, abound where labor arid industry are above board uniawul • -II .k— --operations.—Lemsburg Chronicle. MEXICAN AFFAlßS.— According lo recsni advice* from Mexico, the governor steadily adheies 10 his determination to sequester the properly of the Church at Puebla to pay the expenses of the insurrection which, it is said, the church instigated. The Bishop resists and threatens excommunication, but it ha< r.o effect on the flinty heart ol Coinnnfort. Nothing but the money will suffice. Under standing that there was to be preaching in all the churches sgauc-t the government decree, the governor of Puebla ordered out the troops, and placed ordnance—some 12 poun ders—in from of the doors, with an intima tion that they would be used if required.— The reverend padres did not relish this kind of oannon law, and quietly smothered their holy wruth. The Archbishop of Mexico had a long conference with the President, on this delicate subject; but without any com promise on either side. It is said his rever ence offered the government St>oo,ooo to have the decree revoked ; while Gen. Com onfort thought that figure would not pay. In the meantime, the intervening are proceed ing, with all due caution, to carry out lbs se questration.—Ledger. THE PANAMA MASSACRE— The Panama au thorities publish tn official statement of the recent massacre of Aoiericao citizens. It is designed to be exculpatory of the disgrace ful part the local authorities 'ook in thai tram-aciion. They condemn, however, the wanton outrages of the mob, and express a desire to arrest and punish the guilty. The presence o! an American vessel o! war at Panama will be a security to California emi grants against a repetition of these wrongs. Tho Transit Company also intend to hive an armed guard ior the better protection of trav ellers and their properly. The Panama route is now the only available one 10 California. Walker, by seizing upon the private property of the Nicaragua Company, has caused that Company to withdraw all.their boats on both sides of the Isthmus.— Ledger. EV It in Haul tbs present Stale administra tion II oppoted to a portion of the Uuion nek et, receinly nominated by the Rag tag and Bob uit Convention. The MiUonian , Gov. Poliook'a home organ, has put up the names of two of the candidates, but refuses to put up the third, on account of bis being a Black Republican. I'dr The Teachers' Institute at Money, numbering 20 Members,is noticed with much favor by the''Luminary." The principal in habitants participated, and at the close of the exercises were treated to music by the string band, aud by Or. Thomas Wood and -his Lady to a social entertainment and banquet at their parlor. AND TET ANOTHER.— M. Goldsohmidl, dis covered, on 'be 31st of March, another aste roid, making the fortieth planet now known to exist between Mars and Jupiter. There muat be a recently established manufactory of ibecti, they increase so rapidly. To the thirty-ninth, which was discovered on the Bth of February, the name of Lselilia, (Joy or Gladness,) baa been assigned. Tka Neutrality-Laws. Some of Walker's sympathisers a' Wash ington wish the neutrality law* repealed, so tnat any one who dbooaes to make war upon Sialua neighboring .to the United States may do ao without any legal eheck. The neutral ity laws are more necessary now than ever. If it were not, for them every banJ of out laws who choose would have it in their pow er to involve this oouutry m war. Every country ofij|tij| continent with wealth enough to tempt the cupidity of a thief, would be li able to invasion from the desperadoes who rely upon brute courage and not their indus try to csrve out their fortunes in the world. Oar conntry, instead of maintaining a proud position among the nations of the esrth, would become an asylum lor all the outlaws in the world, where they could salely con coct schemes of plunder and ot aggression against the rest of mankind. How long would other nations endure such treatment 1 We should soon have a combination of all of them against us, lor we could not allcw our lerriiory to be used for bostilb purposes against others and escape their just resentment. Recent experience shows too strongly the wisdom of the neutrality laws to allow them to be now tampered with. Without auch laws we should ere now have been involved in a wsr with Spain, and perhaps with other Europe. Even with them it re quires greaT prudence an.! foresight to avoid the dangers which designing adventurers seek to involve us in, they having nothing at slake themselves and caring nothing for the country, except i-o far as they may use its power to further their own schemes of ag gression. Let the neutrality laws alone.— Our government, when it has a foreign policy to pursue that is just, may do so openly and in the face of the world. It do.* not require the aid of fillibnsters to help achieve what destiny has marked out for this nation to ac complish.—Ledger. AFFAIRS IN NICARAGUA. —We find, in the National Intelligencer, a letter Irom General Walker to Senator Weller, writ'en for the pur lins# of enlisting the sympathy of the people of the United States in his behalf. He com plains that England is furnishing arms to the Costs Rickey that dip government to which he naturally looked for aid and comfort has treated him with coldness and disdain, and he speaks altogether like an injured Ameri can citizen, who had never voluntarily expa triated himself and taken service in a foreign government. The aid and comfort which he see.na to have expected is the privilege of violating the laws of this oountry, by making the United States a recruiting ground, whence he may draw both men and money to make war upon neighboring countries with which our Government has the most friendly rela tions, and which it would naturally be expec ted that an honorable and powerful neighbor like the United States would do everything it could lo maintain. The government ol the United States cannot in honesty or honor al low sucb a use to be made of its territories, nor can it regard those who voluntaiily take service #ov— Hav ing any ctislmTPioii the United States for aid or protection. For those they must look lo the Government in whose service they have entered. It is possible, however, that, in a contest of this kind, peaceably disposed cit izens of the United States, who have divest ed themselves of that character by entering foreign service, or thrown off their citizen ship, may be involved in trouble, for in time of war nice discrimination* are not always made by belhgeretils._ The Federal Govern meoi is bound 10 protect such, whether trav elling through the country, dr temporarily sojourning in it in pursuit of their lawlul bu siness. A strong naval force should be kept in the vicinity of Nicaragua, to which every American who has not forfeited his claim to protection from his own government may appeal, with the certainty of meeting w : lh a prompt redress.— Ledger. Amongst the Wonders of the Day. We have visited with considerable gratifi cation the "repertoire'' of foreign newspapers of all nations at Hollnway's Pill and O.tit ment Establishment, 244 Strand, which pres ent an immense amount of information on all subjects political, mercantile, statistical, and philosophical, from at least 2,000 foreign pa pers received in this establishment in the course of each week. The immenie collec tion of journals affords in ttia great city ad vantages to the enterprising capitalists, and commercial world generally, a course of in telligence moat invaluable, and never before attained. The establishment ia visited by the nobility, membets ol Parliament, con tributors of the pre**, mercantile men, and also by an immense number of distinguish ed foreigners of all nations. It, is managed by several clerks, who classify and filo the papers in portfolios, which they exhibit gra tuitously lo tespectable visitors applying for information.— Morning Herald., London. Dec 28, 1856. Sunbury and Erie Railroad. —We learn from Northumberland, Pa., that the Sunbury and Erie Railroad bas been carrying upwards of five hundred passengers per day from that place to Williamsport, 40 miles. The great er part of the passengers were watermen from the head waters of the Susquehanna, who had drifted _ their lumber to markat down that stream, and were retarning heme. I* The Montgomery Wdlchman has just completed its seventh yeflr, and the third since it has been under |Ae control of E. B. Moofa, Esq., its preset worthy propri etor. The Watchman t a very good pa per— always containing something fresh, entertaining, apd instructive. We hope to see it live Id three times seven years, and more. iy The Inkstand ased by the plenipoten tiaries was specially manufactured for the purpose. It is a splendid work of art, in the style of the firsi empire,and the cost is esti mated at 11,000 francs.-4£ng7i*A Paper. Tha inketenrf used byjefferson, in writing the Declaration of Imfpenderioe, did not cost one franc, aud the ailing will aland long after tha Parts treaty hi been buried in the rubbish of fallen deerftisas. - | L Letter from the fcev. Dr. Screeober to hta Friend and Brother Horace Staeley. PARSONAGE or CHDRO'H or J Holy Rifles, Monday Eve. ) My Dear Brother ;—I preached last Sunday with great acceptance from tho text, ''Qo ye into all the world, and preach the Cospel to every credture." The house was full, and I had a good lime. Much additional interest was thrown around tbe services from the fact that a large company of Ireedom-shriekers, on their way to Kansas, were present. I oombatled the old fashioned notion, and I think successfully, that the religion of the New TestametU was to bring peace on earth and good will to men. I showed the fallacy ot all those teachings of ilia apostles, which speak of rendering unto Cmsar tho things that are Csßar'e of being subject to the higher powers, because (hey were ordained ol God, Iff.., Sic. I admitted that there was a time when these injunctions were impera tive and binding;.but I proved, and I think clearly, that Theology like all other sciences, is progressive, and that steam engines and Sharpe's Rifles are now the true Evangels— In conformity with this position, i assumed that the word translated "preach," should have been rendered "shoot,"—so that the text, as in my version, would read, "Go ye inlo all the world and shoot the Gospel (from Sharpe's Rifles) at every creature. The mote I reflect upon the subject, the more I am per suaded that this is Wie true method of Gos pel propagandism. With Sharpe'a rifles, and the Bible for wadding, Scripture truth can be sent directly home to the hearts nf the people, and be in wardly digested by them. Brother Kill'em (glorious name how I love it) has sent one of these missionaries to Kan sas, and many others among the meek and lowly disoiples, are follow ing his example.— The thing takes wonderfully, and ia a capital hit for the Soreecher family. My dear broth er, it would have den" your heart good to have witnessed those Kansastns listening to the truth as it is in Screecher. With many of them you are acquainted. They have passed through the phaises of Fourerism, Socialism, and Free Loveisra, op to the sub lime heights of Rifleism. With their long hair, slouched hats and blouses, they were the true idesls of the Tribune office. But it is.not alone for propaga'ing the Gospel in Kansas that my people are becoming distin guished. I notice that one member of my ohurch has bet one thousand dollars that he will find and kill the man who threw vitriol on his child's dresi a few days since. Thus the Work goes on. Let ua persevere and the time will soon come when rifles and bowie knives will supercede the necessity tor Bible truths and Gospel preaching. Fraternally yours, W. H. SCREECHER. [Albany Statesman. The Panama Massacre. WARHINQTON. Thursday, May 1. There is no doubt but what the Govern ment will take strong measures relative lo the outrages at Panama. The Secretary of • Navv supposes that the sloon Si. Mary's ia there by rhia time under the instructions , tor her ordinary cruise, but an-additional ves sel of war will be dispatched from the At lantic coast, although the orders have not yet been issued. It is highly probable that a Commissioner will be sent (hither to ascer tain the facts of the case. Great Fire in Philadelphia /—On Wednes day night lat a large fire broke out in Phil adelphia which raged from 12 o'clock til! daylight. Every building from No. 219 Mar ket street to Sixth is in ruins, and roost of the houses from Sixth lo North streets are down. The Western ends of North and Commerce streets are also in ruins. Some fitty buildings were destroyed, many of them stores of great value. The loss is ertimated at some 82,000,000. The fire first broke out in the Northern end of JeisupSt Moore's large rag and paper warehouse, on the South*side ol East North street, below Sixth. On ac count of the wind, the efforts of the firemen to check it in its beginning were unavailing. KANSAS.— CoI. Sumner has ordered a de tachment of United States troops to Lecomp ton to assist the Governor of Kansas in main taining the laws, the Sheriff ol Douglas coun ty having been resisted in executing writs.— Sheriff Jones, who was shot at Lawrence, af. ter attempting to arrest Woods, one of the Free-State men, waa cowardly assassinated while silting in the camp at night. LARCENY OF THE STATE ARMS.— Hamburg, May 2 The case of the Commonwealth vs. Aaron Coburn, for the larceny'of the State arms, was tried to-day, the jury rendering a verdict ol not guilty. On the same charge, J A. Drane, late keeper of the Arseual, en tered a plea of guilty. In the case ol the Commonwealth vs. J. A. Drane and Aaron Coburn, for conspiracy to defraud the State, the jury rendered a verdict of not guity, but the defendants to pay the costs of prosecution. Cy The following coAundrura took the • prize of a pewter pitcher, at a recent woman's rights convention in Connecticut: "Why is a married man like a candle?" "Because he frequently goes out of a night whan he ought not to." POSTPONED.— The case of Passmore Will iamson against Judge Kane, has been post poned until (ne August term'of the Court of Delaware county. Eminent counsel have been engaged on both sides, and the trial will be one of much interest. If An Irish newspaper, after mentioning the wreck of e vessel nesr Sherries, rejoices that all of (be erew were saved, except four hogsheads of molasses. JUST So—The Hardscrabble debating so ciety are unable to agree upon the following question : "Which has ruined the most men —giving credit or getting trusted?" We de cide in the affirmative. Democratic National Convention The hall of Siuitb St Nixon, at Cincinnati, capable of seating ovei 2000 persons, has been selected* ite place in which io hold the Democrat- i to National Convention in June next. ARRIVAL OF THE EMPIRE CltV. Tw Weeks Later frm the Isthnas. The steamer Km pi re City, from Havana, arrived at New York with date* to the 24th inaiant. A terrible affray occSfred on the lfith ol April at Panama, between the American Tranail passengers and the nativea, in which the former had 20 killed and 40 wounded. The Empire City brings 3 of the wounded. A large amount of the passengera' bag gage, the railroad property, and the property of individuals residing near the railroad ala tion, waa destroyed during the fight. All the freight and baggage houses were rifled. The difficulty originated in atliepole about one dime, between_an intoxicated passenger anil a native, respecting payment for a piece of water melon. The story is", that the na tive, being much exasperated at the conduct of the passenger, drew a knife; on teeing which the passenger fired at the native, and severely wounded him. This brought for ward another nmike, who ntabbed the pas senger, and then the combatants increased considerably on both sides, lor some time; a number were shot, and more badly cut with machels. Through Mr. J. W. Johnson, the Panama Railroad Super intendent at the Panama station, the fight was then stayed for a short time. But, anon, it broke out with renewed violence, and an apparent organization and evident n.ethod, which told fearfully for the natives. About thia time it began to be evident (hat spile against the Railroad Comyany, and plunder, were (he chief moiires of the atroci ties and depredations which bad been and were to be committed. The first affray oc curred between 6 and 7 P. M., and but brief intervals of tolerable quiet occurred between that hour and midnight. The most terrible assault was made between 9 and 10 o'clock. All the officials of the station, with the ex ception of the superintendent, lost every thing they had in clothing and valuables ol every description. The Panama Railroad counting-room (including the desks of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company) was en tirely ransacked, and everything of value carried off. The books and papers were cut and torn to pieces, and one of the safes (which contained but little muney) was broken open and pillaged, while the other was pierced to the inner linings, but nothing taken therefrom. Every drawer, desk and closet ransacked, and nothing was left in its place or uninjured. The freight house was riddled with balls, and all the baggage that had been put in the lighters to go off to the steamer was rifled. Some twenty foreigners were killed, and between thirty and forty badly wounded.— Among the latter were several women and children. ARRIVAL OF THE ORIZABA. Impoitant and Interesting from Nicaragua. New YORK, April 29.—The steamship Or izaba arrived this evening, at 7 o'clock, from San Juan, bringing dates to the 21st inst. The defeat of Col. Schleesinger at Santa Rosa is confirmed. About 70 ol his men are reported tnissing. During the trial of Col. Schleesinger by a Court Martial, and while on parole, he de serted, and, as is supposed, went over to the Cosla Rioane, having sold himself to them before the battle. On the 7th instant, the Costa Ricana took possession of Rivas with 2000 men. On the 11th, Gen. Walker, with 600 men, attacked the place, and, after a fight of seventeen hours and a half, he was obliged to withdraw his lorcea from the city for want of ammuni tion. The loas ol the Coata Ricana is said to be 600 killed and a large number wound ed. Walker's loss is set down at between 50 and 60 killed, and about 80 wounded and missing. Among the killed it Col. Marcho do, commander of the native forces. "El Nicaraguense," Walker's orgao, claims it aa a glorious victory. It is said that the Coata Rioans, in taking possession of Virgin Bay, fired indiscrimi nately on every person they saw, killing eight or ten Americana in the employ of the Tran sit Company. On the 10th•Lieut. Green, with 15 men had an encounter with about 200 Coata Ricana, killing 27 and dispersing thereat. The Amer ican loss was 1 killed and two wounded. It was reported that Walker intended to attack the Coata Ricana at Virgin Bay about the 25th, having 1000 Americana and 1300 natives under his command. ARRIVAL OF THE PERSIA. One Week Later from Europe. The steamer Persia arrived off the light ship at A past 9 o'clock on Monday evening, and reached New York early Tuesday morn ing. Her passage has been about nine days and a half. Her dates are from Liverpool and London to the 19th insl. She brings 130 passengers. The only important feature of the news is the closing ol the Peace Congress, which took place on Wednesday. Tbe ratifications of the treaty will be promulgated about the end of the month. Ihe Lord Mayer of London entertained Mr. Dallas, or. Thursday, at the Mansion House, in honor of the arrival of the new Minister from the United Stalea. Two hun dred guests were present. The Government had met a alight defeat in the vole against the grant to the May nootb College, which had strengthened the rumors of an approaching dissolution. Lord Palmerstnn had declared in Parlia ment, that (be troops sent to Canada were not designed as hostile to the United States, but merely to supply the place of thuee with drawn during Ihe war. In (be House of Lords, Lord Pinmnni in reply to a query by ihe Earl of Elgin's reao luuon, loochiiiy the report* that large num bers of troops and quantities of ammunition were about to be despatohed to Canada, aaid that it was trua that tbe government contem plated doing so, but the impression that they were sent for purposes of aggression, was en tirelv without foundation. The government intended only to replace the troops, stores I and munitions of war, previously withdrawn I for tbe purpose of the Crimein wer. I ARRIVAL OF THE ILLINOIS. rfw Wttki Later from California. New YORK. April 30 —The steamship IlU< noia arrived et 3 o'clock this afternoon, with the California mails of the Bth inst. Sha brings 900 paaaengers, and about $2,000,000 in treasure. The steamer Golden Age, from San Fran cisco, brought down $1,700,000; the steam er Cortex, $117,000, and the steamer, Uncle Sam, $119,000. Ex-Governnr Bigler, of California, la a pas senger on the Illinois. The mining returns throughout California promises a larger yield than during the pre vious year. Ex-Senator Foote baa been withdrawn ae the American nominee for Unitet,' States Sen ator. The drought wh>oh has prevailed through out the State has given place to copious show ers of rain. In the southern counties it is feared that the pasturage will be insufficient to auetain the cattle during the summer. It is said that the Mormons are making • reconnoisance of the Coldorado river, for the purpose of opening a channel of communica tion with all the leading Mormon station*, with the views of obtaining their supplies from the Pacific shores. Another strong .movement la malting in California to establish a weekly poet route to Missouri The State prison contract has been given to Gen. Etsell for five years, at lan thousand (follers per month. A new prison is to be built near SacramcAo. A brisk trade has sprung up between San Francisco and the Russian possessions. The •hip Cyane sailed on the 26ih of March, with a large assorted cargo. The Indians in Oregon Territory ootttirtue thgir hostility towards the settlers. They have recently made several attacks upon the whiles and tiave already captured the steamboat Ma ry, on the Columbia. A large number of citizens at Decades have been killed and thier properly destroyed. At the last dales the In dians were fighting with the force stationed at lha Blockhouse. At Council's Prairie, Washington Territo ry, the volunteers have had a skirmish with the Indians, killing 40 and wounding tbe re mainder. The money market at San Francisco, on the steamer day, was very stringent, and uni versal complaints ware made of unsatisfacto ry collections. The Produce Market at San Francisco was generally dull with the exception of flour and grain, in which there hat! been large specu- [ lalive transactions, at advancing prices. Gal lego was quoted atSl4 50; hams, 15 cents; : choice-butter, 45; lard, 20; crushed sugar, 12. . syrup, 91 cents; adamantine candles, 72icts, j pork, SIS a 15 50; turpentine 72i. IMPORTANT FROM NICARAGUA- The Baltff x (it the Rivat. \ Letters and papers by the Orizaba give i some interesting particulars of affairs in Nic aragua. In the battle at Ria, Walker's men behaved with great gallantry; but it appears that he was compelled to retire and leave tbo Costa Ricana in possession of the place. According to latest accounts, the latter were at Virgin Bay, and even threatening Grenada. The transit, too, was in their hands, and a nttmber of passengers who left New York in the Orizaba have been compelled to return. All accounts represent that the American residents in Nicaragua were in im minent danger of their livea. President Mora ol Cosla Rica had isiued a decree declaring that foreign prisoners, taken with arms, should be punished with death. Thia threat has already been put into execution, and the men who were captured in the affair at which Schlesiinger commanded have been barbarously massacred. Col. Wheeler, U. S. Minister, has written a strong letter to Pres ident Mora on this aubjeot, and it is u> be hoped that this interlerence will be of some avail. The British government, it is said, has agreed to furnish the Cosla Ricana with arms and money, and a British Frigate it now at San Juan del Norte for the purpose ol intercepting reinforcements for Walker. Pbi|adelphin"Market> * FLOUR AND MKAL.— Flour is inactive, and without demand. Standard brands are sail ing at 86, better brands 86 12}, and select 6 25. The retail dealers Rre doing a light bu ' siness at from 36 up to 7} for common and evtra family brands. Vales of Rye Flour at 83 75 a 4, and Com Meal at 82 75 per bbl. GRAIN. —For Wheat the demand is rather slack. Free sales of Red Pennsylrania and Delaware at 31 40 a 1 57 per bushel. Rye i 75 cents per bushel. Corn is arriving free ly, and meets a fair demand at 56 cents; damaged at 37} cents ; sales of white at 53 cents. Oats are dull; sales of Maryland at 34, and Delaware at 31 rents. Cloverseed continues very dull, at 86 par 64 pounds. Flaxseed and Timothy nothing doing. Whiskey is lower—Sales of barrels at 26 a 27 cents, and hhds. at 25 cents. SUSQUCHANNA COUNTY.—E. B. Chase, who has been libelling Judge Wilmot, personally, professionally, and politically, for a year or two back, having been indicted for the same by the Grand Jury, has made a full whole sale retraction of the same. A sow of Reuben Harris, of Jackson (wp., brought 23 pigs at one litter. Two roguish boys in Jackson townshfp, dressed themselves up bke black girls, and preaanted themselves in different parts of the township as runaway slaves. The feelings of the people of all partiea were ißitantly in their favor. | from Harriiburg—The Unsigned Bilk.— HARBISBURQ, May s.— The Governor ha* not yet aig ed either the supplement to the Con sol dation act, the general appropriation bill, the cla m bill, or the bill relative to libels— He is now at bi* home in Milton, and i* eel expected back for some day*. W Rev. R. A. Fisher ha* resicoed the charge of the German Reformed Cburob of Sunbnry, on account of imp* red health— Rev. D. Y. Heisler trepoken of as his en*- cesser