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MURRAY CORNING, MAY 10. 1*56. JZ£f~L. I\ FISHER, is our authorized agent in San Francisco, to obtain advertisements and subscriptions. J&f-Mr. E. G. Joslin is our authorized Agent to solicit Subscriptions and Advertisements, at Lewiston, Bates' Ranch, Ridgeville, and at other points on his route. TV. Ravelet, is our regularly authorized Agent to solicit Subscriptions and Adv crtisc incuts at Cafion City. To Advertisers.— Persons having Advertise ments for insertion in the Journal, will please to leave them at the office of publication early on Friday morning. jjsff-Single copies of the Journal, in wrappers. for the Atlantic Mail, can be had at the publica tion office. Dartmouth. —Owing to a press of matter and the late arrival of your letter, wc are obliged to lay it over for our next issue. Our friend Hermann of the “Branch of the Old Corner,” will accept our thanks for those excellent Cigars. We heartily wel come Hermann hack to our town. Estelle Potter Tbc celebrated actress from the Forest Theater, Sacramento City, has arrived in town, and will appear in a short time, at the Wearerville Theater, where she has an en gagement. The Trinity Mountain Robbery, Again. —The persons charged with this robbery and in custody of the officers of Shasta county, were not brought to this place by Under-Sheriff Messec, as contemplated bv us in our last issue. The offence was com mitted in this county, and all the property that has been regained was found in Shasta county, giving either county jurisdiction of the crime. The evidence is all in Shasta, the prisoners are there, and the authorities see no reason why they should not be tried there. F. W. Brake, of Blake & Co.’.s Express, has furnished us with the New York Week lies, New Orleans True Delta, and Missouri Republican, also, California papers. Finances of Trinity County. By reference to the Report of C. F. Lynn, Esq., County Treasurer, to the Board of Su pervisors, at their present term, it will he seen that during the last quarter, the follow ing amounts for the purposes therein desig nated have been received : State Funds $2,838 25 School iunds 7U 44 Acct. of General fund of Co 3.703 77 “ “ Public buildings, 264 13 “ “ Indigent Sick, 471 'JU Total, S7.4US 4'J The above amount was derived from rev enue as follows : Acct. Foreign Miners’ License, $3,220 84 “ Poll tax, 873 44 “ Fines paid by 0. H. P. S orcroas, Justice of the Peace 12.00 “ Property tax, 1.317 00 “ Money received of State Treas. . 427 87 “ Licenses issued by Auditor, 1.421 25 Total $7.1US 49 The following is the amount of Warrants redeemed during the quarter : Amt. of Wurrants redeemed of General Fund $3,37 0 60 Atnt. of Warrants of Hospital Fund,.. 330 50 “ *• “ Public buildings, 40 50 “ paid per order of 1’robate Court, 604 75 “ •* lor stationery, 41 25 “ for advertising, 30 00 Treasurer’s per ceutage on monies rec. 233 70 Balance iu Treasury, 1.471 26 Total, $6,126 93 The warrants outstanding against the county, prior to the meeting of the Board of Supervisors, at the present term, amount to $17,643 93, deduct from the lust amount, $1,471 2G monies ir. the Treasury, which leaves the indebtedness of the county up to May5th, 1856, at$lG, 172 57. Foramount allowed ut the session of the Board just ter minated, see report of proceedings of Super visors. From the above statement, it will be seen that our county is not in debt as much as other counties that have had to la bor uuder the same disadvantages. Until the Spriug of 1853, we had no county seat in the county, the county officers resided at Wcaverville, and the county Court and Court of Sessions were held here, but the District Court was held at Eureka, on Hum boldt Bay, (Humboldt couuty being a part of Trinity, until the Session of the Legisla ture of 1853,) and thus Justice (all that had found its way up iu the mountains) was vibrating over a territory of some oue hun dred aud twenty-five miles. The citizens had but little confidence in the laws, and it was very difficult for the officers to collect the revenue, and more difficult to detain persons on criminal charges, and this could only be done by hiring men, at enormous prices, as guards, to prevent their escape. Under such adverse circumstances, Trinity found herself ♦-» Mu. J. M. Langdon has returned from be low, and informs us that he will visit Cuftou City ou Saturday and Sunday evenings, l'oi the purpose of giving entertainments, ii cornpsiiv with other performers'. Who shall it be? To whom shall the constitutional oaui oi office be administered, on the 4 th of March next, as a necessary qualification to enable him to enter upon and lawfully discharge the duties of President of the United States? This is the question to be solved by a free and enlightened people iu November next. Tlie question is of the utmost importance to the people of the United States, in a politi cal sense. The American Party have their candidates before the people, and they are well known as also the principles that they have promulgated and sent forth to the electors as the platform for their future ac tion and political creed. The Democracy will meet in Cincinnati on the first Tuesday of next month for the purpose of presenting their candidates to the American people for their approval or rejec tion. They have quite an array of talent aspiring for conventional honors, a majority of whom have a national reputation. Gen. Cass, Judge Douglass, Gen. Rusk, Mr. Wise, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Dallas, and Mr. Buchanan arc the most prominent men for the Presidency in the Democratic party.— Mr. Pierce is spoken of by some as the fa vorite of the Democracy, hut wc presume he stands but a very slim chance of being their nominee. Heretofore Mr. Buchanan’s chan ces appeared to be the best—a general de monstration throughout the Union was made by his particular friends to bring him prominently before the people, which was managed well and for a time seemed to have the desired effect—but the latest news from the Atlantic States shows that Buchanan stock has fallen at least one hundred pci cent, during the past mouth. It appears from a reported speech of his made just prior to his leaving London that he said, “Wher ever the English language is spoken, there political slavery could not exist;” for which the I risk-American is out in a strong denun ciatory article, and asks, “Is Ireland blotted from his memory?” and follows it up with a number of pertinent questions of like import, and concludes the article with the hope that lie will explain or withdraw the offensive language referred to, “or otherwise let us have a Know Nothing President rather than a toady of England.” The New York Cili ' :en follows in the same wake. The Democ racy will not make a nomination at this par ticular time that is offensive to that class of our citizens. The following letter from Mr. B. to a particular friend is very objection able to the people of either extreme of the Union, and we believe to a majority of the Democratic party: Mu. Buchanan on tut, Nebraska Ques tion. —Some discussion having taken place on the position of Mr. Buchanan on the Kan sas-N’ebraska bill, we are permitted to copy the following extract from a letter address ed by Mr. Buchanan to Senator Sidell, dated London, on the 23th of December last, where there seemed to he no difference ns to Mr. B.’s thorough identity with the democratic party on this, ns on all other issues. It will be seen that Mr. B. speaks of the Kansas- Nebraska bill with his usual frankness and decision. We are confirmed in our impres sion by this letter, that no man, no set of men, and no newspaper, are at all warranted to speak authoratively for Mr. Buchanan upon this or upon any other question, llis own words speak for themselves. The letter of Mr. Buchanan was not, it will be seen, intended for publication, but the gentleman to whom it was addressed lias thought it necessary, after the editorial arti cle in the Union of Wednesday last, to lay it before the country: — “ The question has been settled by Con gress, and this settlement should be inflexi bly maintained. The Missouri Compromise is gone, and gone forever. But no assault should be made upon those democrats who maintained it, provided they arc now willing in good faith to maintain the settlement as it exists. Such an understanding is just and wise in itself. “ It is well known how I labored in com pany with Southern men to have this line extended to the Pacific Ocean. But it lias departed. The time for it has passed away, and I verily believe that the best—nay, the only—mode now left of putting down the fanatical and reckless spirit of abolition at the North is to adhere to the existing settle ment without the slightest thought or ap pearance of wavering and without regarding any storm which may he raised uguinst it.” — Washington Union, 1'eb. 4 Iti. We therefore conclude that James Buch anan of Pa., will not be the nominee of the National Democratic Convention of 1856. A Convention is also called to meet on the 17th of next month, at Cincinnati, by the Republican party, for the purpose of placing before the American people candidates for the Presidency and Vice Presidency that entertain political views in common with them: and they present a list of names to be supported or taken into consideration by that convention entertaining views as we have heretofore supposed diametrically op posite to each other on the very questions that must now unite them. Here they are: J. C. Fremont, Mr Banks, Mr. Campbell and Mr. McLean. Seward and Chase will not be before the Convention. It is thought the following interesting letter from Mr. Benton is iutended lo favor Mr. Fremont’s nomination. We insert It In this place on atteouu ‘ of the position the author of It has held in the uatfon, end not on account of its merit: Letter from Coi.. Benton.—The follow ing is an extract of a letter from Col. Thos. II. Benton to a gentleman in St. Louis; — Washington, March 12, 185G. I never saw the duy I would be willing to be u candidate for the Presidency, and am now further from it than ever. Jso earthly consideration could make me a can didate. The Senate was once agreeable to me, when there was a chance to do sonie.- tliing for the State or the United States.— But that chance seems now to be over, and all statesmanship reduced to hurrah ou one side or the other of slavery. I shall come to Missouri, and of course shall have to speak—to what extent 1 Co not know—but certainly only for the gen eral purjjose of aiding my friends and the democratic cause, and without any view to a personal consequence. Congress is no longer desirable to me; politics have run down too low to have any attraction forme. I spent thirty years of my life in a coutcst of great principles—of great measures—of great men, av.u cannot wear out the remain der of my days in a slavery agitation, either on one side or the other oi' it. I propose to continue my history from i860 to the day of my death. This is work enough for me, and of more dignity (to say nothing of anything else) than acting apart in a slavery agitation, which is now the work of both parties, and which, in my opinion, is to end disastrously for the Union, let which side will prevail. A new man, unconnected with the agitation, is what the country wants. Thomas H. Benton. It has been our object to present a true and faithful account of the aspirants for Presidential honors as affairs stood at the sailing of the last steamer. We have no partiality for any one particular individual aspirant for that high position. All that we ask is that, a man may be elected with a mind of sufficient capacity to embrace the whole Union at a single and continued grasp, and then the objects of the Federal Consti tution will have been accomplished and all true Republicans will be content. Executive Appointment. — I. G. Mcsscc, Esq., lias received the appointment of Brig adier-General, of the Sixth Division of Cali fornia Militia. Gov. Johnson could not have made a better selection in the whole Division, than Mr. Mcsscc. Favors. —About 2 o’clock, Sunday morn ing, last, we were awakened from our slum bers bv our friend Chas. E. Rowe, of Rowe & Co.’s Express, and presented us with N. Y. Herald , Times , for California, and N. Y. Tribune, of April 5th, also, Illustrated Lon don News, of March 15th. Wake us up again Charley. We are also indebted to him for favors during the week. News of the Week. The Court of Sessions Jins been doing up its business at a rapid rate during the past week, as will be perceived by our legal re port. The present term of this Court has done more to suppress vice, and give life and vitality to virtue, than anything that has been done in our town for a long time before. The people are highly pleased, and general satisfaction seem to prevail among our citi zens with the result, in all their proceedings, except the fine imposed on S Hear. We hear but one opinion on that subject, and that is, that he should have been imprisoned about two months, in the county juil aud fined five hundred dollars. A man convicted of keep ing a bouse of that description, in a Christian land, cannot be punished too severely. But the Court acted conscientiously, no doubt, in the matter, and should a second conviction take place for a like offence, he may expect the extreme of the law. A Grand Jury was convened on Wednes day, and discharged the next day, after pre senting four indictments ; oue for murder, against John Wise, one for drawing a dead ly weapon, one for keeping a house of ill fame, and the other for keeping hogs too near a livery-stable, commonly called a nuis ance. This grand jury were called to take the case of Wise under consideration, as the alleged crime took place after or about the time the first Grand Jury was discharged. The Board of Supervisors have also been in Session during the week, and closed their labors on Thursday last. The Board was not full, Churlcs Monroe, being absent.— Messrs. Ituch and Bailey, expedited business as much as possible, with a due regard to the interest of the county. The duty en trusted to them could not be placed in bet ter hands, although the claims allowed amount to a large sum, by reference to their proceedings in another column, the cause will be readily seen. Theater. —This place of amusement has been but poorly attended since our lust issue, not, however, an account of any remissness in the energies or abilities of the company. Better pieces, or more attractively presented, has not characterized our boards since the appearance of the first Theatrical Company in our midst, than were presented the last four nights of their performance. One cause of small houses may be attributed to the ap pearance of Cheap John, in a cage, cocked hat, clown dress, accordiun in hand, songs, dances, &e., &c., all for the accommodation of a few suchers, that perchance may have a dollar or two to spare for an article because it is cheap. It is really surprising that men of common sense will go and spend their money at a place like this, simply because un excitement is created, either to cover the defects of the article exposed for sale, or the enormous price for which it isselling. Cheap John must sell his goods at a higher price than our merchants or he must come by them dishonestly r to keep up the show and buffoon ery that lie does. The F. ii. A. Masons of Trinity Lodge, No. 27, at a called meeting at their Hall, in Weaverville, on Monday evening last, re solved to celebrate the anniversary of St. John the Baptist, June 21th, by observing the usual ceremonies of the day and a ball at night. Larceny. —A man by the name of Henry Smith, was brought into town charged with stealing seventy-five dollars from one man, forty from another, and some specimens of gold from a third. He was lodged in jail and there awaits his trial for the different offences. School-House. —We are pleased to see that this building is now in progress of con struction, with a fair prospect of completion. This is right and Heaven will reward you Trustees. What say you Industry. We learn from the Yreka Union, that Mr. J. It. l’aullin, is at Yreka with a full dramatic and musical troupe, including Miss Fanny Howard, who is a host of herself.— We congratulate our neighbors of Yreka, for you certainly have a store of fun ahead. Mr. Paullin is a gentleman, a fine actor, and no one understands their profession better than he does, after an experience of twenty years. The only reason we do not envy you is because we have Jacob, commonly called Thoman, and Miss Annie Smith, with us. Messrs. Dan. Bennett and C. F. Lynn, of Rhodes A Whitney’s Express, have placed us under obligations for a goodly supply of Atlantic States papers, brought out by the John L. Stephens, also, regular files of Cal ifornia State papers, during the week. Our comments on the outrage committed on the passengers for the John L. Stephens, are crowded out through a press of other matter. The Miners of Trinity County never had a brighter prospect than at present. This season promises to be a home-sender to many a poor fellow, for the purpose of returning with his better portion The Indians up North have been defeat ed in every engagement they have had late ly with the troops. The M. W. Grand Lodge of F. k A. M asons, of this State, met at Sacramento City on last Tuesday, at 10 o’clock, a. m, it being their seventh annual session. Goodness Gracious ! —This oflicc is in debted to “Sam” of the “ Magnolia,” for a bottle of “ Cliampaigne Cocktails.” We hope “ Sam ” will have a little more compas sion for our Smith ; under such attacks he evidently weakens. The trail to Salmon Itiver by the way of Stewart’s Fork of Trinity is now open. Mr. Divine informs us that he traveled the route last week, and met a great many pack ani mals loaded for the Salmon and between two and three hundred Chinamen. Court of Sessions. II on. R. T. Miller, presiding. O. H. P. Norcross, and Wm. F. Vaughan, Epqrs. Associates. Saturday, May 3— The I’coplr vs John Beshitt —Indicted for keeping a gaming house, and found guilty. Sentence of Court that deft, pay aline of $150. Immediately after the sentence the deft, gave his sureties leg bail, and left them to pay the tine. The People vs P. McGinnis —Indicted and con victed of keeping a gaming house. Judgment of Court, that deft, pay a fine of $100. The People vs .S'. Bear —Indicted and convicted of keeping a house of ill-fame. Judgment defer red till Monday next. The People vs Charlotte Bush —Indicted and con victed of keeping a house of ill-fame. Judgment same as above. The People vs Florence —Indicted for residing in a house of ill-fame, for illegal purposes. Jury cmpannellcd. Verdict,guilty. Judgment defer red till Monday next. Hy order of Court the ju ry was discharged for the term. Monday. May 5— The People vs Josephine Wolf —Indicted for resid ing in a house of ill-fame. The deft, on motion of W. S. Smart, was permitted to withdraw the plen of not guilty, and put in a plea of guilty.— Judgment deferred till Wednesday. The People vs Medora McGlinehy —Indicted for residing in a house of ill-fame. On motion of W. S. Smart, deft, motion allow ed as above, and judg ment deferred to same time. A jury of 24 good and lawful men ordered te be summoned, to appear at 10 o’clock, to-morrow, to serve the Term. The Court also ordered that a Grand Jury be summoned to meet at 10 o'el'k, a. m. May 7. All the cases set for judgment on to-day, arc deferred till Wednesday next. The People vs. J.ouise Horn —Indicted for resid ing in a house of ill-fame. Jury cmpunncled.— Verdict, guilty. Judgment deferred till Thurs day next. The l’eoplc vs Fanny Clark —Indicted for resid ing in a house of ill-fame. Allowed to w ithdraw plea of not guilty, and enter a plea of guilty.— Judgment deferred till Thursday. The People vs I.ina Bidder —Indictment and pro ceedings as above. The People ea Sarah —Indicted for residing in a house of ill-fame. Demurer to indictment over ruled, and deft, pleads guilty. Judgment defer red. Wednesday, May 7— The People vs John IFiae—Held to answer for the killing of Thos. Collins. Upon the calling of the Grand Jury, being challenged three of the persons were rejected for opinions formed. Grnud Jury qualifled,and retire under the charge of the Court. The People vs rhebe —Indicted for residing in a house of ill-fame. Pleads guilty, and sentence deferred till to morrow. The Teop.'c vs Bear, and Bush— Judgment of tine, $200 in eacli case. In each of the other cases of conviction for re siding in houses of ill-fame, judgment of Court, $125 line. The defls. were ordered into the custody of the Sheri If until the lines be discharged. Charlotte Bush. Josaphine, Florence, and Mudora McGlin chv. entered into a combination to feed upon the County for twelve or fifteen days, but the first few hours of a residence in one of our little cells in the County Jail, satisfied them and a few others that they had better be elsewhere. Accordingly they paid their tines and were released. Thursday, May 8— Grand Jury presented four indictments, one for Murder, and three for Misdemeanor. Jury dis charged. Friday, May 9— The People vs Ed. Kvgent- —Indicted for draw ing a pistol. Allowed until Monday next to plead. Released oil bail. The People vs S. S. Ifovey— Indicted for keeping hogs too near a Livery stable. Disposed of same as above. Court adjourned until to-morrow. We are indebted to Mr. Ilulse, mail carrier from Shasta to Big Bur, for the Chrmvlt and Evening Buletin, of May Gth, and Sacramento Union of 7th inst. March 10th, 185(1. —The Empress of France gave birth to a fine son. The name given to him is Napoleon Eugene-Louis Jean Joseph. Superior Court.—-The Philosophy of Demurrers. — I it the case of Paul Morin vs. Pommier, the complaint stated that the in debtedness for professional services was $1,- 360. There was a demurrer tiled. Judge Shat tuck said : I do not wish to encourage demurrers on technical grounds, and I have tried to sus tain this complaint; but it seems to me that if a complaint requires anything more than a statement that the defendant owes the plaintiff and therefore he asks judgement, il it ought to advise him of the nature of the claim so as to put him on the defence, if it should state the facts which constitute the (cause of action, then this complaint is defec tive. The word profession was never con fined to any one class of persons, and now, by common acceptation, it extends to almost every class or occupation. And whether the professional services mentioned consisted in saying masses for his soul, giving him le gal advice, administering pills, teaching him the English or Spanish language, currying his horse, mending his boots, or dealing faro for him, is left entirely to conjecture. Nor is it any more certain whether the services were performed for the defendant, or his neighbor, or here or elsewhere. I must sus tain the demurrer.— Chronicle. HM Tiie White Veil.— Miss Margaret On-h en, a young lady 19 years of age, took the white veil in the Nunnery of the Sisters of Presentation, on Tuesday. She has two years of probation in which to determine whether she will assume the black veil, and with it full sisterhood in the monastic order, or return to the ordinary course of life.— Chronicle. Interesting anti Important from Nic aragua. Through the kindness of Win. G. English, Esq , of this city, we are enabled to lay be fore our readers the following extract from a letter received by him yesterday from II. M. Stowe, Esq., of Sacramento, who was a passenger on the Cortez on her late trip to San Juan. He says : “ We arrived at San Juan del Sur on the 1st of April, in the evening, and immediate ly several officers of Walker’s army came aboard of the ship, among whom was Col. Ed. Sanders, late of Sacramento, who had just arrived at San Juan with about one hundred soldiers and several pieces of cannon, of which they had one mounted at the mouth of the entrance to the harbor, and the others were stationed opposite the landing of the steamers, with the evident intention of at tacking the steamer and securing possession of her and the treasure. 11 Captain Collins of the Cortez, went on shore a short time to obtain items, and re turned about 1 o’clock i\ si., and promptly issued orders to get up steam soon as possi ble and get to sea before the passengers were aware of it, leaving Win. R. Garrison, son ot C. K. Garrison, Esq., on shore. We re mained near tin: harbor until daylight, then tired a gun, so that any person that desired to do so could coine aboard, but not being able to discover any boats putting from the shore, after waiting an hour and a half put to sea, and headed for Panama, at which place we arrived on the Gth inst. We were fortunate in finding a coal ship at San Juan belonging to the Accessory Transit Company which we took in tow, as without coal we would not have been able to reach Panama “ There is no eloubt but had our passengers disembarked at San Juan they would all have been pressed into the service of Walker, as the Ceista Rica troops to the number of one thousauel hud obtained possession of all the boats, stores, etc., on Lake Nicaragua ant the Sail Juan River. “ The}’ captured two of Walker’s soldiers in a recent engagement, and compelled then to dig their own graves previous to being shot, after which they were thrown in and buried. “ Walker is represented ns being in a verj precarious situation, not having over G0( men, two-thirds of whom are sick and unable to do duty. “ Several foreign ladies have died on the Isthmus recently, and nearly all have been more or less sick. Mrs. E.'j. C. Kewen i.« quite ill and will leave for San Francisco by the first opportunity. The Costa Ricans have 15,000 troops, nearly all of whom are well drilled ami accustomed to the climate ami fare.” Judging from the above, which is perfect ly reliable, we see noway by which Walker’s army can be saved from utter annihilation, as by losing possession ot the steamers on the lake, there is no means of getting to the At lantic side, unless, they can maintain their defence at Rivas, where \\ alker is now en trenched, until the Sierra Nevada arrives at San Juan, which will uot be until the 22d or 23d ol this mouth. W itli aii army of 15,000 Costa llicans against Walker, his own troops dwindled down to six hundred, and two-thirds of them on the sick list, we cannot do other than be lieve that of the many hundreds who a few mouths since left this State elated with the prospect of rank and fortune in Nicaragua not one will return to tell the tale of their unfortunate adventures.— State Tribunt, Arrival of the John L. Stephens. -» *«* - ‘— 10 Days Later from the Atlantic. SERIOUS RIOT AT PANAMA. TWENTY-FIVE AMERICANS KILLED!!! We take the following summary of news from the Alta California: The P M S. Co.’s steamer John L. Stephens,’ Copt. R. H. Pearson, arrived from Panama yesterday afternoon. The Stephens brings us New \ork dates to the 5th of April, sixteen days later than previously received, and from Europe to the 22d of March, fourteen days later. The following is her memoranda, for which we are indebted to the purser: Memoranda— The Pacific Mail Steam ship John L. Stephens, It. II. 1 earson, Esq., commanding, left San Francisco March 20,th with passengers, mails and treasure Ar rived at Acapulco at 11 A. M. on the 29th, and sailed for Panama at 2 1 . M., where wc arrived April 4th, at 10.50 I . M. I assen gers, mails and treasure all crossed the Isth mus and left Aspinwall on the 5th. The steamship America, Capt. Win. Hudson, ar rived at Panama on the 5th from New York. The Nicaragua Transit Co.’s steamer Cor tes, arrived on the evening of the Gth, hav ing in tow the clipper ship Daylight, which she brought from San J nan del Sud—h'pr passengers and treasure were to leave in next mail steamer for New York and New Orleans. The Isthmus continues healthy, and the Railroad, the entire distance, is in most ex cellent order. The steamship Illinois, from New York, April 5th, arrived at Aspinwall on the 15th, at 8 A. M.; her passengers and mails were immediately forwarded to Panama, where they arrived early in the afternoon of the same day. Early preparation had been made by the Company’s Agent to embark them on board the steamer without delay, but owing to the extreme low tide, a short detention was unavoidable. During which a quarrel arose between some steerage pas sengers and the natives, which very shortly became a serious riot—the natives killing, wounding and robbing the passengers. As near as can be ascertained, between forty and fifty passengers are missing—fifteen of whom are known to have been killed, several others badly wounded, and others stayed be hind to take care of their friends. Fifteen wounded passengers were brought on board, all of whom are doing well. The steamer’s way bills and other papers were destroyed during the melee, which renders it impossible to give the names of those missing. Tho steamer was detained on account of this,riot 24 hours. At the time of our leaving Pan; ama, everything was quiet—the government forces being employed in guarding the city. Left Panama on the 1 Oth at 5 P. M., with 1148 passengers, and 350 bags U. S. Mail. During the voyage there has been! very little sickness on board, and no deaths. Co xgrfssionai. Proceedings.— Gen. Land of Oregon, introduced on the 28th March a bill appropriating $300,000 to be used iit subduing the hostile Indians in Oregon and Washington Territories, accompanying it with an earnest appeal in behalf of his ex posed and suffering constituency. The policy of Gen. Woo! and the conduct of the terri torial authorities were warmly canvassed id the debate which ensued. On the 31st of March, the Committee of Ways and Means reported a substitute, appropriating $300,- 000 to be expended under the direction ol the President, for restoring and maintaining the peaceable disposition of the Indian tribes on the Pacific Coast, and $120,000 to pur chase gunpowder. Mr. Campbell said the original bill contemplated a rather warlike movement, but the Committee thought it would be better to report :: measure looking to peace on the frontiers, as recommended bv the Secretary of War. This biiJ passed on the first of April. On motion of Mr. Phelps, the Military Committee were in structed to inquire into the expediency of accepting the services of volunteers to aid in the suppression of Indian hostilities ou the Pacific coast. The general appropriations, which are un derstood to be perfected in the Committee of ays and Means, arc made the special order in the House on and after April 15th excepting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri days. Mr. Phelps of Missouri, has introduced a bill tor an overland express and weekly mail between St. Louis and San Francisco. _ The bill introduced by Mr. Herbert of California, to dismiss appeals in land cases from the District and Circuit Courts in Cali fornia, to the U. S. Supreme Court, has not come up in the House. The U. S. Senate, on the 24th, called for information in regard to Central American afiains. On motion of Col. Weller, the Pa ( iiio Railroad hill was made the special or dcr for April 21st. Roth Houses have con sumed much time in discussing the action of the late Naval Hoard. The House concur red, April 3, in the Senate’s amendments to the deficiency hill, including the appropria tion of $49,200 to pay for maps and engrav ings in the Report of the Pacific Railroad explorations proposed by Senator Weller. Kansas Affairs in and oft of Congress. -—Ihe long protracted Kansas discussion in the House of Representatives, terminated with the appointment of Messrs. Sherman, Howard and Oliver, a committee to proceed to the Territory and take testimony in all matters relating to the territorial legislature t he contested seats of Messrs. Whitfield and Reeder, and the condition of Kansas gener ally. Reeder ami Whitfield go out with tho commission. The Free State Governor Robinson, (of Sacramento squatter noto riety,) and Gen. Lane, (Senator elect by the Free State Legislature,) are on a visit to Washington. Before the arrival of Gov Shannon, (with instructions to act under tho President’s proclamation,) the Free Stato Legislature adjourned, after receiving a mes sage from Gov. Robinson recommending them to do nothing likely to bring about conflict with the U. S. Federal authorities. Meanwhile the utmost activity prevails in the North and South, both sections of the l nion striving to accomplish their conflict ing purposes in the settlement of the Terri lory. Kansas meetings are assembling daily and extraordinary efforts made to encompass the objects. Materia! aid ia BMiej *05/