Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 26, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 26, 1856 Page 1
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If THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 7210. MORNING EDITION-MONDAY, MAY 26, 1856. PRICE TVO CENTS. IMPORT AH T FROM KANSAS. TO TOWN OF LAWRBNCK DESTROYED. INTENSE EXCITEMENT IN THE TERRITORY. ABB WE TO HAVE A CIVIL WAR? Our Lecompton, Kansas City and Lawrenoe Correspondence. IB LATEST BY TELEMIPB, Ac., &c?i Ac. OUR LECOMPTON CORRESPONDENCE. House ON Till Prairie, 1 Near Lecompton, Ktj 12, I860, j C7ke War?Marching of the Opposing Forces?Strength of the Pro-Slavery Party?Artillery of the Pre* Slate Men? Intense Excitement. 11m Kansas wet U again In fall blMt?the excitement it at its height?the pro slavery totem an coaling la from ?very quarter. The Atchison artillery are on the oppo site aide of the KansaE, near Lecompton?the ferryboat baa jaat been aank aa they were endeavoring to e ross the pteoaa it will beivery difficult to srose the pieeea. The pro-elavery forcea in and about Leoompton will now nam. ber 600 men, and they are eoming in oonatantly. Governor Shannon waa in oonaultation with Colonel Samner yes terday. We are jaat starting to go through Lawrence, and there is no telling whether the correspondent of the Hew Tore Herald will come out with n whole skin or not. The exoitement is even greater than it was last winter; the very babies claim to be border ruffians. It is said that the free State people are mustering their clans, and have now 700 men, an abundance of arms, and no lees than twenty-two pieces of artillery In Law renoe. A fight may be expected within two weeks, if it comes at all. The pro-slavery people are about sending an armed party to seize a flatboat, capable of cariying ten or twelve men, with which to oroes their forces. But oar oompanion is impatient, and we mast get to horse. OUR KANSAS CITY CORRESPONDENTS. Kansas City, Mo., May 14, 1856. I hasten to enclose yoa a copy of Marshal Donaldson's proclamation:? PROCLAMATION. To the People of Kansas Territory:? Whereas, certain judicial writs of arrest have been di rected to me by the First Distriot Court or the United State#; and whereas on attempt to exeoate them by the United States Deputy Marshal was violently resisted by ? large number of the citizens o( Lawrenoe, and as thsre is every reason to believe that any attempt to exeoate these writs will be resisted by a large body of armed men : New, there Tore, the law abiding citizens of the Territery are oommanded to be and appear at Lecompton as aoota as practicable, and in numbers sufficient for th? proper execution of the law. Given under my hand this 11th day of May, 1866. L. B. DGNAL030N, Uaited States Marshal Kansas Territory. No liabi ity for expenses will be lnonrred by the United State* nutil their consent is obtained. L. B. D., U. S. M. Col. Preston,who goes to Lexington to arrest Robinson, carries with blm, in addition to his own letters autho rising him to make the arrret, a letter from Governor Shannon to the Executive Administration of Missouri, caLing upon them to deliver op Charles Robinson, a fu gitive from jutise from Kansas Territory. Coloael Preston actioipaed considerable difficulty in conveying Robinson to lecompton. He is, however, u well aa his deputy, Mejor Donaldson, well known ns n determined and energetic man To what do these things teed t Truly,Kansas is even now in a state of war; and free Stateism, deprived of its head, stands in no little danger. OUR LAWRENCE CNBRMPONDBNGK. 1 Lawrence, K. T., May 17. 1858. Position of Governors Robinson and Reeier?Terror o the tree Stale Leaders?Ererturns of the United Slates Marshal?The Investigating Committee? Ri/tes versus Bibbs. I arrived, "without let or hindrance," at my home in Leavenworth City, on Saturday last, and met with a cordial reception from the "sovereign squatters" of that place. I rested over the Sabbath, attended eharoh, and on Monday morning I took leave of home, "sweet home," and oame here on foot, through the rain, wading the creeks and swimming the Kansas river. I met Governor Robinson at Kansas, as I ascended the Missouri river, on his way East, sinoe which I learn that be was taken off the boat by a mob at Lexington, Mis. sonii, and is now in "durance vile," gaardel by border ruffians and in Imminent p?rll of being hang, without benefit of elergy, for the encouragement of the growth of hemp in Missouri. Governor Iteeder his also left for pari# unknown, for his own peace and safety, while G. W. Brown, the editor of the Herald of Freedom, on hia way home from the East, was arrested by a mob at Westport, and is still a prisoner. Day onto day nttereth outrages and new arrests, and night nnto night darkens the horizon of a free Stale for Kansas, Divers prominent Individuals of the free State party have foand it convenient to bs oat c. barm's way aboat this time, for sundry good reasons' The Uni ed States Marshal has posted printed prosla maUons over the Territory, calling upon the lovers of " law and order " to assemble at Leeomptoa, to aid him la m ? Vlng arrests in Lawrtnce. There is said to be 1,400 men unuer arms and pay from the United Scatei Trea sury, at Lecompton, already; and itQl thsy come, oom j oped of federal officers, Missourians, ant the nephews of Attoisoti. bom the Southern ohlvalry. Whiskey and the V'hoctI ilrer are both ri.iicg. This is, Indeed, the reign o( terror. The Corgressional Investigating Committee, Instead of giving seouilty and protectlun to witnesses, have eoaa pxffvdtlie flight oflRobinson and Reader; and, when Law renoe in threatened with destruction, this same commit tee evacuate the beleogured city of Lawrence, and pro seed to Ieavenworth City, on the borders of Missouri. There was a dense fog followed them, so that we cannot clearly see what may happeu to ns. There is no military or other organization among the tree State men, no pre paration made to welcome and receive with Southern and worm hospitality then* Southern nephews of Atehtaon. There is no head to the free dtate party?It's all tail, anl terribly twisted at that. There are no funds, few rifles, but plenty of Bibles; but Bibles won't save us from exter mination. The exlgenoy of the times may bring ont from the crowd some brave leader, who may rally the timid free State forces, and put an end to federal oppression. If oppression will drive any peop'e mad, as the wise man as serted?tbsa the free State settlers ot Kansas will be driven to desperation in due time. Things are working that wsy with a vengeance. Msnj (roe State men are pri-oners? one a clergyman? end every oee is exposed to powder and ball. Some fami lies are fleeing from the Territory with a strange tenacity for life, without leaving any signs of resignation or pre paration for death. The New Haven eolonr have gone beyond ell danger, and are safe, far up the Kansas river. These Yankees nave a nice Instinct of danger, and pcsseis a great deal of FalstafPs valor and discretion. Taey will never be that, bat may postibly be hung. SPECIAL MESSAGE OP THE PRESIDENT. NO. I. ? To THV Ho THE OF RKT'RKPPNTATIVIh:? I communicate herewith a report from the Secretary of War in response to a resolution of the Honae of Repri nentatives, of the 12th inst, reonssting me to inform the House whether United States soldiers hare been employed in the Territory of Kansas to arrest personi charged with a violation of certain fi up posed taws enacted by a supposed legislature assembled at Shawnee Vil'il >n. Wssm.M.TON, May 22,18i>6. FRANKLIN PIERCE. NO. ft. Head Qrasters, Fort Leavenworth, May 7, I860. Sin?J hare the honor to forward herewith further oor. respondeuce in lelation to Kansas diflieultisi. Very re spectfully, jour obedient servant, E. V. SUMNER, Colonel 1st Cavalry, eoramand'ng. To Cot.. S, Cooper, Arijt. Gen. U. H. Army. NO. lit. Execttivs Office, Lucokpton, K. T.} April 24, 1861). / Cot. firMMJR?I bave the honor to acknowledge the -receipt r i yonr letter of the 21st, and als> of the 221 inat. I.ient. Mcintosh rapo> t?d his eommand to meat this place, agreeably to instructions. His report to you ?will put you in possession of all that has transpired while nidi eg the Sheriff of this county in the execution of the process in his hands. It is t us to Lieut. Mclntoeh lhat I should say that his prompt and efficient action, and the important ssrvioes which be has rendered the Sheriff In executing the laws entitle him to my warmest commendations and most sincere thanks Hoping t > *se you soon, when I will be able to explain matters further, I bave the honor to be your obedient servant, WILSON SHANNON. NO. IV. Executive Office, April 26,1856. Cot. Sumskr:?Pi*?I aun satisfied that the persons agsiost whom writs bave been issned, and placed in the hands of the Sheriff ot this county, and who have not been taken, have fled or sscreted themselves, so that f ir the present no farther arrests can be made, neverthe ?ess, I diem It prndent to have a military power or haard, of thirty men, stoUootd At thil plpoe and subject to my order*, to act in out of on emerfenoy. I would there.'ere request yoa to furnish me witA such e guard from your oommaod, to be need m the 9h?rUTs posse end to preserve the peeoe e* Mansion may require. 1 here no other requisition to meko on you et present, but would reepeotfully reqpnst you to hold your oom mand in readiness to act tat a imment'ir we ruing, if re quired by me to enforce the laws or preserve the peaee. With great respect, WILSOtf SHANNO.Y. NO. V. Franklin, Apri.'as; 18M. Oolonkl?Under the direction of the Governor, I started from Locomptin early this morning, with the intention of assisting the Deputy Sheriff In serving writs lett by Mr. Jones. Ws arrived at Lawrenoe about half-past 8'A'. M>, and although we remained in town nearly two hours, the Sheriff was unsuccessful in his search*?apparently those for whom he had writs had left the lorn. I shall remain near hare lor two or three days, in order to be nearer the Sheriff end to attend to the serving of the writs. The Governor has not yet Issued any writs against Mr. Rseder or Robinson, and I don't think lie will at present. As I passed through Lawrence this morning, everything seem ed to be quiet and orderly, and I hear very little at pre sent of the Missonrlans. The person who takee this is In baste to leave?if any thing important occur*, I shall let you know of it by ex press. Very respeotfnliy, JAS. MclUTOSH, 1st Lieutenant 1st Cavalry. Col. Sdmnuk, 1st Cavalry, eommanding. NO. VI. War Dkpartxknt, Washington, May 21,1868. Sir?I have to acknowledge the reference to this De partment of n resolution of the House or Representa tives, dated 12th inst., requesting the President to inform the House "whether United States soldiers have been em ploy td in tne Territory of Kansas to arrest persons charged with a violation of oertaln supposed laws ensoted by a supposed Legislature assembled at Shawnee Mission, in said Territory,'' &s. In reply, I have to Jetate 'that by instructions from this Department, dated the 6th of February last. Colonel E. V. Sumner and Lieu tenant Colonel P. 9. G. Cook ware directed to aid, by a military foroe, the constituted authorities of the Territory of Kansas in suppressing In surrection or invasive aggressiois against the organized government of the Territory or armed resistance to the execution of the laws, in case the Governor, finding the ordinary course of Judicial proceedings and the powers vested In the United States Marshal inadequate for the purpose, should make requisition upon them for a mili tary force to aid him in the performance of that official duty. Under there instructions, and upon the requisition of Governor Shannon, a detachment of troops, under a Lieutenant, was ordered to repair to the Governor to sus tain the constituted authorities in the enforcement of the laws. The proceedings In the case are specially In the enclosed copies of the correspondence, which oontains the only information the Department has upon the subject. The instructions from thli Department being di.eoted exclusively to the support of the organized government and constituted authorities of tne Territories, convey no authority to employ soldiers to aid, hy making arrests or otherwise, in the enforcement of " supposed laws," en acted by a " supposed legislature." The Department, ther> fore, presumes and believes that the United States soldiers have not been employed to make arrests under the circumstances mentioned in ths resolution. Very respeotfully, your obedient servant, JEFF. DAVIS, Secretary of War. To the President. NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS. [From tne Missouri Republican, May 16.] INTENSELY INTERESTING FROM KANSAS ?THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT IN SESSION?INSTRUC TIONS OF JUDGE LEOOMPTK?RESISTANOB OF REED EH TO THE PROCESS OP THE COURT?Id SUSTAINED BY SHERMAN AND HOWARD. Ws have letters and papers from Weitport to ths 18th inst. From the Lesompton Union, published at the seat of government, of the 8th, ws take the following ex tracts:? UNITED 8TATE8 DISTRICT COURT. The United States District Court, for the,First district. Kansas Territory, began its session in this city on last Monday, at 11 o'clock, Judge Lecompte presiding. We were present when the Judge charged the Grand Jury. His sbarge was lull, forcible and explicit, covering the entire ground. It requires no little nerve on ths part of the Judge, in these exsltlng times of ours, to impress up in the minis of the Grsnd Jury their responsible duties. Judge Lecompte knew hie duty, and as an able, fearless and rssolute jurist, he discharged, that duty. He ealled the attention of the jury to the rebellious and treason able spirit now prevalent iu our Territory, and referred to ths foul assassination of a public officer while in the discharge of his official functions. He spoke of the at tempt on the part of men h' re to establish an indepen dent government. In opposition to the present existing one, also to assume offices of pnblia trust without due authority, and many other criminal offences committed in our midst. He told them that it was their duty, as law loving and law abiding citizens, made lmperati7S by a solemn oath, to arraign these men before the recog nized tribunals of the country, and make them suffer the just penalties of the law. He told them to summon evi dence, in order to sustain them, and in all cases the eum mons should be executed, without regard to station, In fluence, threats or menaoee. He pledged thsm that la any and al cases where suoh charges could be substan tiated, ths guilty person or persons should abile the dread ooreeqnenoe incurred by their own blind folly and crime. He said the law of ibe land should be exes cted at all hazards. Judge Lecompte's manner daring the oharge was firm, dignified and impressive. Occasionally,(whilst recurring to the many outrages upon lif and law, ha grew warm and eloquent, which produced a deep impression, not only upon the jury, but all In attendance. Judge Le compte is the man ol the right stamp, both as a jurist and gentleman. The Grand Jury have returned several bll'.s of Indict ment, and it is rumored that the Marshal is now upon a , visit to their Highness Reeder and Robinson; but of oonrre we oannot speak with certainty, as these matters are confined to the knowledge of the Court for awhile. The Marshal and deputies are out f or something, and no doubt they each have bench warrants in their pockets. A few days will explain all. We shall attempt to keep our fj lends posted, ts this is an important court, upon the pretent crisis of affairs. REEDER THREATENS THE MARSHAL'S LIFE?THE COMMITTEE SUSTAIN HIM INFLAMMATORY SPEECHES BT SHERMAN AND HOWARB. News has jnst reached us of A Tory Important charac ter, and we-jfltop the press to insert it. The Court, day before yesterday, issued a subpoena for A H. Reader to appoar before the Grand Jury. The Deputy Marshal was directed to serve the process, and Immediately pro ceeded to Teeomseh, where Reader was then attending the session ot the committee, and served the summons. Reeder told the Marshal emphatically that he would not attend. I pon such return being made, Judge I.eoompte issued an attachment; the officer proceeded to Lawrence to serve It. He found Reeder In the committee room, and informed him of the attachment he hid Rgaiost him, wbeteopon Reeder told him Hf he laid his hints upon him. it won Id be at the peril of his lite," He said he would not obey the summons; he did not recognize its legality, and that be was exempt from any arrest, "being a dele gate to Congress from Kansas Territory," and repeated again, if the Marshal attempted to execute the attach ment, he should do it at the peril of his life. DuriDg the remarks of Reeder he was several times ap landed by the crowd gathered in the roomjand around the house at the doors and windows. Upon Iteeder takicg his seat, Sherman, one of the committee, In a very animated and warm manner, suatained Reeder in bis entire posli ion, acknowledging him ae a delegate from the Territory of Kansas, and that no "little Terri torial court" had the power to interrupt Mr. Reeder, or that body, by the arrset of Mr. Reeder. He wm sacred to tbo touch of any sueh attachments. Hs sail that they (the committee) had the power and sufficient ground to have every membir of the Grand Jury and tha court arrested and sent to Washington. He said many other things of a similar eharaoter, that inflamed the crowd to frequent outbursts of applause for Sher man and expressions of resistance to the laws. Imme diately after .Sherman concluded, Howard, the other abolition member, rose and sustained both Rsedsr and Shsiman. His remarks were passionate and Inflamma tory, and were reoeived by the crowd in the same man ner as Reader's and Sherman's. Mr. Oliver several times requested the committee not to sav or do anything in tha matter. It was a matter on whlen they bad no authority to act? thatReeter was not a part of them, and that his presence and privileges were only allowed through courtesy. He nor Mr. Whitfield had no r'gb t to demand of them any privilege that thty were forced to obey further than eonrteey compelled th**m. He said this was a poist sprung and unanimtxisly consented to In the beginning of the Investigation, and that he was surprised to see gentlemen pursuing the course tbey had upou this occasion. Mr. Oliver said that he, as a committeeman, feeling be bad no right or au thority to act la the matter, would do nothing. Mes<rs. He ward and Sherman] persisted in their Bourse. The Marsh*! returned without making any arrests, and so the matter stands up to this time. These are the facts just oommuzicated to ns bv the e gentlemen, present during the proceedings, and lr we had time, should take their affidavits to the statement. After the remarks of Mr. Oliver Reeder very Indignant ly and insultingly told Mr. Oliver that no man who as knowle gedfbimeelf a lawyer would dissent from the opinions of Messrs. Howard and Sherman, that he was ptlvilfgcd fro n arrest as a Territorial delegate, and re peated, "that ir the Marshal laid his bands upon him, that be would do it at the peril of his ll'e." We wish we had time to make some comments, but, as ws stated in the beginning, we stopped the pre-s to give tbe*? items; but this we will say, and time will bear us out in the assertion, that this act of Howard and Sher man has done more to create civil commotion in Kansas than any preceding act done in our midst. This uncalled (or, unauthorized interference on the part of the commit tee will, no donbt, Involve Kansas in a war. We stood by and saw onr worthy follow ei'lzsn shot down In the attempt to execute the lass. We oow see another one threatened If he attempts, and that threat countenanced and sustained by a committee sent by Corgrsss, professing to restore peace and amity in oar much disturbed Territory. There men earns amor get us, and profess to enter into an Impartial inves tigation of our disturbance#, but grossly libel their own declaiailon, by countenancing resistance to law, and in flaming the populace to open rebellion. These are facts vbieh shcnld go forth to tha nation. Messrs. Howard and Nherman, this day we assert that you have declared war in Kansas. You have allied yourselves with this party, who resist tha laws, and by so doing you havs sent forth to the nation the declaration of war. Sirs, you have disgraced your owmrlwlon, you have sacrificed your honor, and siaad srensed of a foul erima bet ma your country the nation proaeuaes your sentsaoe, UNITED 8TAT5? TMlOPiJ ONWCttAD TO AgBS^J SffiMH AnD BOBtNSON. W'swreowr. Msy i?6? The latest ne?s from the love-rtigviog C jmintt'ee in, that they weie to return to Lawrence ttui Cay, from Tecumsch, where they have been exuinlniog witnesses. It U understood that tt will he impossible for Mr. Olirsr to unite with R'owerd end Sherman m their oat end dried " report. Mo will make ? minority report. Yesterday, the United Btn ee Marshal ?"empt*<J to eireet Reeder antf Robinssn for contempt of eoyrt, end they awore they wo aid not be ti ken, endj^ defended b* the robe s who do their bid'ing- Last week ther were uummened by Judge Lecom?te, t otted States JuigA, to ?ppeerr before the On nd Jury of Leeomntou ; but they refuted to appear, end .it wee for this contempt t*et they were to b? arrested. T?> day? tlw. nrren w were to be mvl with the aid of the United states troope. \en shell know the arrests. [C orrespondeneo ov' the Chicago Democrat.] Lawks c* (Kensen), M?r '12, 18M; War Declared in Kanr**--txiur^Dwmedto Aatt Bovtrnor Shannon JOweft t"P the MllUia?Call on th United Statu Troope for A'.uistanoe. . ^ .. Greet excitement prevail* among us et present on ac count of tie threatening aspect that taking. The pro-siarery party ewear that they wilt wipe out ihet foul spot and let it hereof'.** be ?n*,S* things that were. Got. Hnannon is dealing out United states arms to all who will owothom, and helasenroUed quite a number of men as Tentorial "ihti^ amonf whom are many of Bufbrd's party, just freer Alabama. Shsnncm has mo ordered wt aerem oomptniftfl of th? United States troope, and now nil that the ,r* ?ttto men can do ia to sail their liberties o? dear as possible, but the friends of freedom will not yet bo beaten, although they may be harTasssd on aii sides. . On the 30th ult. a Baptist cergymen, by the name of Pardee Butler, wae assaulted In th) streets of Atchison and nicbbed by a gang of luffians. He was dragged from his carriage, taken into a grooery, and with revolver* oocteJ1 and pointed at him from all sidss, he had a mook trial (the judge on the head of a whiskey barrel) and was soutenced to ceath. Some of the bysUcdere ln<*r!er*d and reran mended a ml'der treatment. Then he was takon into another grocery and a similar ceremony per for met, and amid the howl* and eurswot an Infuriated and drunken crowd, he was doomed to receive thirty-nine swipesjwell laid on. and to be tarred and feathered. Again did the bystanders interfere to leave the whpplng out of the question. To this the mob at la it assented, whereupon tbey stripped, tarred ana* feathered him. and having ap pointed a committee of seven to certainly hang him the next time he was seen in town, he was placed in his buggy and escorted out of the place. A young mac. was takon (abont tbree miles south or this place) last night, by a Band of rufflaui, and detained ail night by thsm. During the night they took him into a grooery, and bavieg dtank a gool dea. of liquor ( they atterwarda refuted to pay for) took a and holding it to his breast, told htm If be dri not ao bnewledge himself a pro slavery man they wbuU klU htm, and gave him just five minutes to do it in, (toe man holding the kuiie so drunk that the point dropped two or three times), and he said that at the end of four minutee and a talf that he was a pro ai^ery man?thua compel ed to do that which is almost ae hard thr a free SUtTman of Kansas to d > as it weuld he to give up life. Governor Shannon was heard to say the other day that ? the d?d abolitionists had refused to ooey ins men, and had obeyed the United States troops, but now, by G? d, I will show tnem that my men shall be odeyed ?r I wiil hftng every free State man in the Territory. such Is the man we have to deal with, and to combat ^d)g?v?ra ment officials of suoh a oharaater is enough to try one s B? Another case of mobocraoy oocurred at ^^?a*orth last week. A youog man was riding aUinj the street, when a ruffian?one of the murderers of Brown?rushed ?tohta, s?edhis horse by the bridle, andI old him that he arreeted him for burning the ferry^boat.last:fell. The young man asked him, 'By what authority do you arrert me?" He replied, -'By this authority,'' at the same time brandishing bU bo wis knife. The young man then drew his revolver, and the ruffian walked off. As hewasg-' tg home he was overtaken by the same ruf fian, in compaiy with seven or eight others, and flourishing their knives about him took himu?}*" ware city and put him into a log jail, and there left him all night and the next day. Ontne #0al0 ,ne approached the door, umoekod it, and he leit. [From the Cleveland Leader.] FRESHEN ! TO ARH81 The time has come when we must light for our liberty, or yield ourselves captives to the t'ranny of our? on Droesors. Our friends and kinsrolk are being Insulted, mobbed and murdered by the border ruffians of Hamas Territory, and sball we etop our ear) to thsir cries and entreaties, and permit theee things to exist? No, it must not ie- it U our duty to our God, our country, and our frieids, to put an end to these lawless proceed ings of the pro-slavery party of Kansas. emigration prom new tore. The New York Btete Kan-an Committee hara resolved 1 upon a coaUnued and syetouatio effort to despatch a large body ot emigrants to Kama*. 1"?Jf thl.d colony wiu leave Albany on tho morning of the 4th of June tut. telegraphic accounts. Et. Louis, Mey 23,1858. The St. Louis Republican of this morning publishss a despatch from Weetport, of the 20th, giving an aooountof an encounter on the read between Lecompton and Frank lin. The correspondent of the Republican says " Mr. Cosgrove and Dr. Branson, while going from Leoompton i to Frenklin, were hailed by a party ot free State men, I who demanded their nsmes and destination. Being an swered, the oommander of the party turned to his men, atkisg their motto. They replied, ?Sharps's rifles,' and Immediately fired on Cosgrove and Branson. Branson was wounded, when Cosgrove shot the leader of the party through the head, and the remainder fled." A free State man was shot at Blanton's Bridge on the 19th. Particulars not given. It wae reported at Kansas City that the inhabitant t of Lawrence were preparing to evacuate the pla:e, auil had called upon Col. Sumner to protect their property. So many men had responded to the proclamation of Marshal Donaldson, and gone to aid him against the peo ple ot Lawrence, that the towns or Kickapoo, Leaven worth, Doniphan and Atchison were almost deserted. A gentleman who arrived from Jefferson City yester day, Informs the editor of the Democrat that a despatch bad been reoelved from Lawrence stating that ? baUXt had ban fought at Lawrence, and a number of pereont hlbd on bath titles. He was unable to give psrtlculaes. The Democrat has further Information from Klokapoe, statirg that a meeting had bsen held there, at which it I was resolved to sack the Kansas Hotel at Kansae City. | It.was understood to be owned by Massachusetts men, and so certain wae tta destruction considered that faml 1 lies were moving out. The citizens of Kickapoo have I offered a reward of $200 for the arreet of Gsn. Pomeroy, ' end parties had gone In search of him. Mr. F. Conway, a writer for the Democrat, and Genoral ichuvler, while fli route for Bt. Louis from Utaven worth, were arrested at Parkvllle, Mo., oa ths charge of being fugitives. They were detained until information could be received Irom Leoompton. Governor Shannon had been notified of their arrest, but at last accounts no reply had been received from him. Tho arrest was made on the 8th Inst. Sr. Louis, lit; 24,1866. A despatch from BoontIlie to the Republican says:? Lawrence was destroyed on Wednesday, fhe hotel and printing office in Kant at City were alio demolithed; but few livct were loti. Particulars are expected by steamer to night. The correspondent cf the Democrat, at Leavenworth, writes:?Since Messrs. Robinson, Reader, Lane and other leaders are absent, the Committee of Pabllo Safety at Lawrence hare determined to offer no resistance to the United States Marshal en'ering the city. Imme diate measures were taken to hide all the arms and ammunitions in the town as soon as this determination was made known, and crowds of people commenoed leaving. It is said the free State men are gathering at Topeka, and will attack the Invaders if they dare to execute their threats on Lawrence. Settlers at Van Bonsa, re oently from New Haven, will send one hundred men to aid them, and Manhattan about the same number. WAflm.NGiTon, May 21, 1866. A telegraphie despatch was received here to-day which states that a ocllision had taken place betweeu the United 8tates authorities and the free Slate men, by wliioh the town qf Laurence wat destroyed and a num ber qf pureont killed. It has caused the most intense excitement. I saw the Preeident this evening, and he expresses some doubt as to its authenticity. One despatch is dated Louisville, whereas it should corns from St. Lonia to be authentic. WasmvoTOjr, May 25, 1856. There is a rumer here that Lawrenoe and Kansas City have been destroyed, and several hundred lives lost, bnt it is not believed. At noon to-day President Pierce had reoeived no despatoh on the subject. Rumor givee no particulars. Court Calrndr.r?This Day, Burnm' Court?Circuit? Not. 104, 640, 581, Ml, 662, 6f8, 608, 163, 261, 619, Z'M, 568, 00, 870, 63ft, 644, 616, 647, 648, 640. Sermon Court.?No*. 88$, 867,864,670, 3,281. 01,614, 267, 636, 626, 627, 828, 6R8, 637, 630, fteO, 641, 642, 644, 646, 603, 446, 495, 828. 802, 106, 116, ?80, 484,664, 666, 646, e48 649 861, H62. 664, 665, Ofci, 667, 668, 660, Cfll, 226, Ml. VhJ, 476, TO, 71, 260. 8ul(?rf Corn 'lion or the CM)'?Ort Bp!" nt.vio Alarmlitf. W* trout th*t the i >11 owing figure* and facts, taken from the official record* 'he sffioeof the 'lity In-pejtir, will tend to allay any alar. * which may have been crea ted la the publlo mind by th * exertlonc of the epidemic propagandise DEI TUB E? Wk ? TOM. IMC I860. Dccrtcue. Weak ending Mat 6.... 403 liar z 343 150 12.... 481 1.' 384 67 1#.... 467 17. 3K 96 28.... 394 24.. ......322 72 Toteffort weeks In Mty 17(6 13V 384 Itfrtll be eeen from the foregoing that the eity Is in a

rery healthful condition, notwithstanding the efforts made to create an excitement prejodictal to ear trade and beet Interests. The year 1856 was one of mwuival free dom from disease, toe total namber of t'saho being 28,0M- a decree*# of 6,626 (Tom the mortality of 1864. We have no immense * tramps to spread desolation like that which affltetei th? city of Norfolk, but every advan tage to promote the general enjoyment of good health, and the only requirement to keep the city so Is by clean ing It. This the City Inspector is doing. Every house la being visited by the Health Wardens, and daring the past few weeks, mnce the commencement of ther work, 15,782' booses, Sc. have been examined. In the Fourteenth ward the eondition of every house has been reported, and' the Health Warden is now, by direction of Mr. Morton, compelling the owners of eaoh house where any cause of offence has been found to have the fceolseo thoroughly cleaned. In the Fourth ward It has been found that there are SZi houses, containing five families and upward eaoh, as follows:? 7 6 " 68 17 it .. .. 5 7 " 32 18 u 6 8 ?' 48 19 it 1 0 ?' IC 6 10 ?' ? 3 11 ? 7 22 ? 4 12 '? i. 5 13 ?? 4 25 it ..... 3 14 ?' it .... 1 15 ?' The bulldirga net ocouplad by families are store*, hanks, factories, engine houses, &c., and amount to 410 in number. The slaughter house* of the olty are being rabjeotel to a rigid inspection, and tho facts gathered in relation to tbolr condition are being reported to the City Tnspeotor, who w row engaged in the work of causing them to be placed in a cleanly cinaition. Nuisances arising from stagnant water on lots, &o., when Involving an expendi ture exooedlng $260, require an ordinanee passed by the Common Counoil for their removal. This is the cause of much delay, for which tho City In. spector Is not censurable. Many have been reported to the Common Council by him, but the delays of our mu Liclpal legislation are almost beyond endurance; and In rrder to facilitate the workings of this brauoh of our olty government the chairman of the Committees on l'ublic Health of each board of the Common Council have de termined to convene thslr respective committees for the transactlen of business at the offioe of the City Inspector, No. 6 Centre street, next Wednesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. This is an excellent move on the part of the City Inspeetor, as well as of Alderman Griffith and Conn oilman Crane, and will much hasten the Immediate no tion so greatly needed in the edoptlon of measures af fecting the public health. It will insure promptitude acd efficiency, and we hope that the reports made by these committees will, in all cases, reeelve the most speedy aetlon by either board. It Is due to the commit tees, who are willing to work for the pnblio good, that their efforts should receive effective aid by their as" socfatea. With such exertions on the part of,lour corporate au thoi itles we do not experience the apprehensions so loud Ily talked about by those whose Interest is furthered b an epidemic flight. We hope that their efforts will no ocas*. Our Correspondence in Brief. We hove received a letter, signed "Thomas Green oner of the Fauquier White Sulphur Springs," com plaining that we have been duped bp the writer of the communication which we published a oouple of week* since, under the signature of "Jesse Green," and which, be states, forms only one of a series of malicious at tempts made to injure the popularity of the springs. As soon as we have bad au opportunity of verifying the signature appended to }he last reoeived statement, we shall give It a place In our columns, as we have no no tion of being made the unconscious instrument of an act <f vindletivenese. A correspondent, watting from Burlington, Iowa, refer ring to an article published in our issue of the 2d, setting forth the abuses of the New York Central Railroad, states that nothing oan exceed the rudeness and discour tesy of the subordinates employed upon the section of tie road in his neighborhood, and be strongly recom mends those having oooasion to travel to choose in pre ference any other line or mode of conveyance that they can possibly find. A legal correspondent, in making some comments on the Improvements reoommen'ed by the examiners appointed by the Supreme Court In the examination of candidates for aimimionto the Bar, throws out the following suggest! one, which he thinks are better adapted to meet the abuses complained of. Be recommends that as often as once a y?ar thiee persons should be selected es examiner*, who aie known to be qualified?one to examine the candidate upon practice, the second upon common law, and the third upon equity law; the qnestions and answers to be taken down, subscribed by the applicants, and the same submitted to the General Term of the Supreme Court next succeeding such examination, with the opinion ot the examiners thereon. He does not concur with the opinion of the examiuers, that to enable a porson to be come qualified for admission to the Bar It Is necessary to pursue a regular clerkship In a lawyer's office for a given time. The framers of our present constitution saw the injustloe of this Idea, and very wisely adopted the pro vision embraced in it. There are many persons ef learn ing and ability who can qualify themselves more tho roughly for the profession of the law in one year, by a strist course of study and application, than others can acquire by a service of twenty years as clerks in law ofiioes. The test should be only the learning and tAlent of the applicant, without reference to the time employed in its acquirement. A Fort Washington correspondent thinks the captains and owners of small steamboats are blind to their own interest in not running a ferry boat on tbe North river, as high as Spuyten Duyvll, making some holf-dosen stop pagss on the east side, as many thousands who live on that route would mueh prefer a boat to a dusty railroad car In the summer, especially if they eould get to the city by 8 o'clock, A.M.,and leave again at 5 o'clock, P. M. We are ot opinion that the speoulatlon would pay. Tbe Committee of the Geographical and Statistical So ciety have issusd a circular, stating consequence of the American Colonisation Society being about to dis patch a colony Into the Interior of Afriea, with a view to a permanent settlement, they have suspended for tbe present their intention of sending an exploring expedi tdoo to that country. The money subscribed for the latter purpose will be returnel to the donors. A traveller on the Erie Railroad describes that portion ol the line which lies between Buffalo and Erie as being In a very bad condition. The read is so rough that people actually turn seasick from the jolting of the oars! Our Boston correspondent states that there 1s an enor mous amount of building going on in that eity?more, in foot, than was ever before known. Tbe new structures, stores as well as dwelling houses, are all cf a first class obaraoter. The new Coohituate Water Board has been organised, and Mr. John U. Wllklns has been chosen Pre sident. It is expected that the Mechanics' Fair, which is to be held In September next, will surpiss everything of tbe kind that has ever taken place In this country in scegnltude, variety and Importance. The Ilnise of Rep resentatives has reported a proposition that tbe State should subscribe $160,000 in aid ot the Hoosac tunnel. Tbe leading railroads are making preparations for the grand rush wnioh the Ciuoinnati Convention will attract from all parts of the country. We see that the New Ysrk and Erie line are Iseuing excursion tickets at ex ceedingly low rates. The example will no doubt be gene rally followed. Unitid States Coast Sub vet.?Captain Qer dis, of the United States Coast Survey, who hu been sur veying along the Florid* coast and the harbor of Pens* cola Curing the past winter Mid spring, has ter ml anted his labors ?r the present reason, and will leave us In a few days. He anlloipaf^s returning her* next winter, complete the survey of our harbor and bar, sued also - oambia and Black Water's bey.? rnuacot*, Fl?.. xfcme crat, Bay !$? k The Lwt Kellglou* M*rvlrN In Che Brkk Church?Btrmo q of ltcv. X?r. Unrdlner Spring. Tbe last religious services were perform'-5 yestertay in the Brick charch. end tt* pastor, after a connection wtth it embracing a period of for'y-six years preached the laet rermcn which he will ever deliver within its wail". The occasion was ot the deepest internet, and attracted one cf the largest congregation* that has aver agjetnbied in tt at edifice. Every available foot of standing room was occupied, and the entranoee were thronged with an eager crowd. There were many who came from a long distance, to take their farewell of the old ehureb, and to participate In the last devotional exercises ot It* congre gation. Among the large assemblage there were some who have been in comic union with the church for more than half a century, and whoee children and ahtldren's children have been baptised at its font. Many exhibited an emotion like thai they might feel at the loss ef an oM and dearly cherished friend; and when CM venerable pittor alluded with muoh depth of feeling to their final abandonment of the' old edifice their eyee Hied with tears. There wae nothing in the Internal appearance of the church Itself to Indicate the ehange which is so rocn to take place, and with the eneeption of the preparatlone which have been made on the outside for the removal of the baaeir of the dead, it waa the easse we have always known It. In two or three months more it wiU be levelled with the grituod, and n't a mark be left to show even where the old Brisk church stood. It has given place, like many of the buildings which have beon associated with oar Revolutionary history, to that material pro gress which has no respect ar reverence for the monu ments of the past. The work of demolition, which has been commenced by the remo ml of the dead, will now be e xtended to the church, and \*tb this view, the fornl ture will, wt understand, be rereoved during this week. After I he usual exercises the Iter. Dr. G^rutntXR fmso delivered his sermon. which was devoted slmoet exclu sively to a history of the church ami his pastorship, fie commenced by speaklcg of the reluctance with whioh his congregation were compelled to leave, but said that their abandonment of it had been forced by consideration? which, he had no doubt were for the best interests of the kiagdom of G xJ. With the future wo have less to do, he oon Tuued, thai with the past or toe present occasion. The Brbk Presbylorian church had, irom its origin, occu pied a prominent position? sufliclen'ly s> to justify some historical notice. The flrot account we have of Presbvle rianirm in this city was the combination of several Pres byterian families irom England, Scetlan I, Ireland, France aid New England, In the year 1700. These families were in the habit ot assembling together on the I.ord's day in a private house, where tbsy conducted their religious exer cises without the aid of an ofiiclatirg minister. The fol lowitg year they worshipped oeiasi >nally in the Latch ckuroo, in Garden street, and In 1716 they formed tbem silve* into a regular congregation, under the caargs of a pastor. For three years this infant congregation assem bled for public worship in tbo City UaU, which then steed on the corner of Nassau and Wall streets; and in 1T19 they erected the first l*resbytorian church, Lu Wall street. The corner ntoce of the brick oliurch was laid la the au tumn of the year 1766, and on the 1st day of January, 1768, it was opened by the Rev. Dr. Rogers. The congrega tion worshipping in Wall street remained one ohuroli, un der the same pastor, but there was a division among the Presbyterians- during the Revolutionary war, when they ceased to be boned by the same Identity of interests. During that otrutgle the edifice in Wall street and that in which we are cow assembled were despoiled ot their furniture; the former was converted into a barrack, while this was used as a hospital. The Brick church was not only lelt in ruins, but was aotu&lly burned. It was, however, re-erected, though at a graat expense, and was reopened In Jane, 1784, by the Rev. Or. Rogers. The ministers who mere successively associated with him at the close o< the war were the ltev. Mr. Wilson, Rev. Mr. MoKnlght and Rev. Mr. Miller. It is now forty-six years, said Rev. Dr. Spring, since your present pastor became connected with it, and It was at the session of the 28.h ot May, 1810, that the resolution appointing blm was adopted. Here, added the Rev. speaker, exhibiting a faded looking manuscript, here is the first sermon whiob I ever delivered, and I have frequently baen astonished since, upon looking over It, how puerile as It has seemed to me, it decided the question ot my appointment to the pastoral care of the congregation. 1 was, he oonttnued, greatly impressed by this call, entirely unexpected as it was; but in compilanoe with the urgent and prompt de mands of the elders of the Brick church, I accepted the charge oonflded to me. It appeared tome m if the call was Irom the great head of the church, and I entered upon the discharge of my ministerial dutlae in August 1810. Dr. Spring here spoke of a long eerie* of dtsooursei which he had delivered a few yeers alter his acceptance of the pastorship, on Christian characteristics, and whiih embraced the entire system of theology ot the Presbyterian Church. There were, he said, over one hundred and twenty, and they were inten led to combat and remove some errors of doctrine which had been embraced by some or the members of his congregx tion. The preparation of these was the greatest effort of his life, sad it occupied nearly four years of laborious and Intense study, and no serlas of sermons that he ever delivered was listened to with greater In'erest, These disc hums led to the formation of Bible classes, composed of merchants, mechanics and representatives from all classes and conditions of H'e, and at ths meetings of these elassee subjects of a purely religious character and ten deney were discussed. The eervlces In which they en gaged were of ths most edifying description, and there are many men, said the Rev. Doctor, who, though now widely scattered over the country, will never forget them. The effects of these services could not be over-estimated. Tbe last fifty years, said he, has been a remarkable period, not only for the progress which has been made in science and the arts, but for the extension of Evan gelical relii ion. The period eommences with the year 1792 and terminates with 1848, and it wae a memorable era in the bistopy of the American Church. Scarcely any portion of it'with the exception of the High Church, that did not feel the effects of the revival from North to south and trom East to West. Not only the churohes, but the colleges drank largely of the fountain of living waters. The reverend speaker here alluded In feeling language to the many proofs ol kindness end afiection which he and hli family had received from his congregation, and which on that occasion he eonld not allow to pass without speaking of pubjicly. While on this subject, he said, be had been married fifty years?that his wife was still alive, and that of his thirteen children six were dead. With regard to the church, tbe ques tion bad, he remarked, been very properly asked, why it could not be left standing, tor the ben* fit of these who lived in hotels and boarding houses in the lower part of the city ? He wonld now an swer tbe question. Two years ago the proposition had been made by himself, and he promised on the part of his congregation that fifty thousand dollars should be sub scribed by them towards its purchase for that purpose, if the remaining one hundred and fifty thousand ware con tributed by the other Presbyterian churohes throughout the city. Tbe proposition was not aocepted, and the present congregation were reluctantly obliged to dispose of it, to be converted to other usee. It was to them a subject of the greatest regret but they had no fault to find with themselves for the manner in which they had acted in the matter. And now, said Dr. Spring, In con clusion, I take my farewell for ever of this saore-l edifice, the companion ot my ministry through forty-six years. It has been a witness of man's Infirmities and of God's omnipotence and grace?tt has been the scene of many of my sorrows, hut of joys unspeakable also; and during the whole of my ministry 1 am not consolons ot having done wrong to any man, woman or child, inside or outside of its onsecrate-l walls, bat it has aver been my desire to preach God's holy truths to those who have been placed under my charge. At the close of his sermon, ths Rev. Doctor pronounoed the bensdieiion, and ths oongregstion dispersed, never again to as*?mble In the old Brick church, after this Sunday, for religious purposes. Fire* In New York. Fir* at Fourth ??Thrs* Horsih Bur.vt to Dkath.?Shortly before 12 o'clock on Sunday forenoon, a fire broke out In ? small frnine htable in the rear of 436 Fourth avenue. The tlamea spread with great rapidity, consuming three valuable horses before they could be ex tilcated, and extending to the three story brick buildings in front, Nos. 436 and 433. The fenoes and several pri vies belonging to the buildings on Thirtieth and Thirty first streets weie also destroyed. A horse belonging to Hess and Hoagland was badly burnt. Mo. 436 was occu pied by William 11. Halgbt as a Hour and feed store. His stock was nearly all destroyed; also his three horses, va lued at $600, on whiob he has no insuranoe. His stock is insured in the (ireenwich Insurance Com pany for $1,000, which will probably cover his loss. The second floor of No. 436, was occupied by Mrs. Ice burger as a boarding house. Her fnrnltuio was taken out considerably damaged by water and breakage; no Insurance. The third floor was occupied as a lodge room. The furniture was all removed. The firs extended into the provision store of Messrs. Hess A Hoagland. No. 433, who have sustained a damage to their stock and fixtures of about $300; Insured for $4,000 in the Peter oooper Fire Insurance Compasv. The second floor was occupied by Mr. Hess and Mr. Hoagland as a dwelling, their fur niture is damaged by water; ao insurance. The build ings Nos. 433 an i 486 belong to Peter (4Hlett; thsy are dsmsgsd about $1,600. and fully insured. The Ore is supposed to be the work of some boys who were at play in the yard. The origin of the fire Is under Investigation by the Fire Marshal. Fir* iv South Struct Between 8 and 4 o'clock on Sunday morning a Are was discovered la the junk store of C. Collins & ?'o., located at 213 South street. It was soon extinguished. r?o Ore started among a lot or old bags, some of which 'sad been saturated with palm oil, bnt afterwards walked. It is supposed ttiat the Are orignated by combustion. Collins Ik Co. htvc no in surance on their itock. They estimate their loei at abont $60. The building Is owned by Mr. Cregio, and is damsged about $20. Firk iv Hind Strict.?About fl o'clock on Sunday morning a large timber at the baok of the flue in the house No, 56 Bond street, occupied by Dr. Putnam, waa Clsciveied on Are. The Itoetor procured the aid of soem firemen, and after considerable dlflloulty succeeded In gettingjat the fire, when it was extinguished. The build ing his been eieoted a long while. There was ona course < tour inebfs) of bricks between the flue and thk beam; the heat worked through and set it cn fire. Damage about $10, fully-insuMW. Frnt in ArroRvev Bnuwrr.?About half-past eleven o'clock on Sunday morning, a lireboarti took fire In the cwslllrg house 04 Attorney strict, causing an aVm, H vas soon ex'lnguiibtd wl ha p*UW wa'tr, INTERESTING POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE. TIm Pnatd(iic) Ltttoil from '?T and Col. B?n(on??l>ur Hlchlft ** V* |liilt Cor< ??pond ?nc?, Ac , d(c. "? 0U8 MIL H10AN COHBB8PONDBN '*? Dtthoit, May 3l' Close of the Democratic State Convention?Ston, Ojfiotxti'in to Central Fierce?Beaton* for H? " Lion of foe Convention?Resolutions- Central I **_. A". Buchanan?Kn<rw Ifothing Strength? D Chosen?A?li Pierce Debate?Chancet of Duchana * lUhun. The Democratic State Conv*ntl:n, to olaet dalfd**4 * ? tha Cincinnati Convention, Mm just closed its aaaal and in several respects has been a lingular ami fun- ^ affair. Tha section waa decidedly stormy, and ad^Wt* the " harmonious democracy " of Miobigam hi t * *?* light to tbstr brethren of other States. Any ansae Bl ? open Indignation wae expressed towards General Me and it was nil the offioe holders could do to prevent sod *? consequences. Much of the Indignant feeling grow out the recent veto of the St. Clair Flat appropriation: ?* "? The IVae Preu of this moralng?the admitted home org* 1 of General Cass and the demooraey of Urn Northwsat? ' opened Its batteries, and Mot a perfect broadetdned grape at the New Hampshire General, on the subject of the veto, and claims to be "entirely safe in pronouncing bis r ease as, in advance, unworthy a moment's considers tlon "?says that " nobody, except a few narrow minded men In certain sections of the country," will be satisfied with his roasons, and those will be men whose " viewer are as narrow as those of the 1'reeident." This homm organ of General Cass Anally says:?" We thank God the* President Pierce's term ef oflioe is drawing to a oloee." Again, in tha same artiile, It saya:?"We thank God that his administration is drawing to a- close. Tha democracy of the Northwest have been deceive 1 In the man. If they should be deceived in any other man, it will be tta own fault." The whole article is chuck full af suoh chosew expressions as the above, and created no little excitement amoDg the people this morning, to see this leading demo cratic organ take suoh bold and manly groundi at thin particular junotnro in affairs. Ths (act is, tha veto has brought down a perfect Htorm of indigralion all aloes the great norihvest chain ef lakes, and the nominee of the Cincinnati Convention wUI have to be "sound" in favor of internal improvements, or ho will lose many votes, which will ba oast for FiM mrre. Out to the Convention. Delegates were present from every part of the State,, to the number ot 164?a full re presentation. Very nearly one-half of the number* were office holders under 1'ieres^. as postmasters, registers, receivers, Indian agenia, he., &e.; and the way most of them turned their basks on their master is a mutton to his ambition for a second ton. Hon. Mr. Shoemaker, of Jaekson, the barnburner can didate for Governor thin fall, waa made President of the Convention, and in his address told them that the people expected them to act boldly and openly in enunciating the views ot the party. The Committee ou Desolations reported a long series, in which they resolved, That ihey bad undiminished oonSdence in General Cms, bat that he not being a candidate, James Buohaaaa was the chelae of the demooraey of the Stale, for President, and Iqsiruotad delegates to vot? tor him at Cincinnati. . , 1 hat the democracy of the State would give its cordial ap pott to the nominee of the Convention, whoever U might be. I hat the internal Improvement bllla, just vetoed, were rtgka and should have been signed. . That the Baltimore platform of 1802 waa exactly the thing. That the Intervention of Congress on the subject of slavery had never emancipated a single slave or done any good, what ever. nor prevented its extension. Thai, the doctrtnee put forth by General Oess ta his celebra ted Nicholson letter on squatter sovereignly were just the thing ^ThatUm* unlawful Interference of the ottlzans of Wlstonrt In the affairs of Kansas was just ss bad and unjustifiable aa that from the emigrant aid societies of MasseobuaetU, and both tn violation ol the Kansas act, which should be strictly 0M forosd by the President, but had not been. Among other things in the reeolutioni waa a sly stab at ths Know Nothings, but ao faint and Urns at to indi cate that quite a proportion of the delegates are " mem bers In good standing " In that order?a tact within tha personal knowledge of your correspondent. It is also a well known ftot that rsverel of the delegates to Cincinnati are members ol the American party, and will support Mr. Buchanan beeaure of his known native American prin ciples, as proclaimed many years ago, aad whlota ooma lolly up to the present Know Nothing standard. After the adoption of the resolu ions as reported by the earn milker a warm discussion took place, In which an at* tempt was made to rale Gen. Cass entirely out of the ring as a candidate nnder any oiroamstanoes, and they wished to my so by rayiog that Buobanan was the first eholot of the State. Not to appear abrupt, they said he was the next choice atter Gen. Case. During the debate It wan raid by Vn. A. Richmond, a hading wire poller, thai even Gen. Cass was in tavnr of Bnehanan's nomination, in view, I suppose, of the valuable assistance of old Book In helping Gen. Cass to the nomination on a former oom slon. , t On a motion to elect delegates, an effort was made m require each man voted for to rise and declare his chotee for President; but this failed, and the following nam? were ohoeen . firit District. Third District. Wilbur F. Storey, at large. A. E. Campbell, at large. Wm. Hale. J- Beeeon. Fredsrlok C. Whipple. C. C. Chatfisld. Second District. fourth District. John S. Barry, at large. Geo. W. Peck, at Urge. John P. Cook. M- K- Crofoot. Jefferson G. Thurber. Ebonexer Warner. Mr. Story is editor of the fYee Press, who no heartily thanks Gcd that l'ieroe's bobbin is about ran out. Bats is part proprietor of the Free Press, aad Whipple candi date for Congress next foil. Barry U ex-Governor of th* State, and candidate for United State* Senate in place of Gen. Cass. Cook and Thuroer both itching candidates for Cor grass, delegates in Third district, not aspiring. Peck is present member ol Congress, and Crofoot oanal date for his place. The delegation will not be distinguished for extraor dinary ability, though there are two or three shrew* politi liana among them. .... Col. Lrrnr, of Sagiuaw, then offered tha following r* solutlonr :? Bsenived, 7hst the doctrine Utd down, mtny 70*" rino^ by that eminent Apostle of demorrHiio talth?Buna wn*n??m re ation to the Improverueut ol our rivers and harbors, Is, ana , er has ixien, the reoognlr.ed duetrlne of the demooroUo pang - the rresident's veto to the contrary notwithstanding. Keao'ved 1 hat the Ivo veto ottbo President of the unite* EMstee on the bllla making appropriations for the improvo menl of the 0u Clair Fiats, and for dredgtag the mmth of fop Mlieisaippl. meets with our unqualified ooudemnnUoo aaa regret. Mr. IxfrnROP oSVrod the following as a substitute:? elega'es appointed to the OtndnnaM 1 under no circum?tanoee to votefoe, lion of Franklin Pleree for the rie* Rosolved. That the del Conventioa be lnstr irted or asaent ta, the nomination dency. These resolutions were received with a perfect storm m appiauas. and if the vote could have been taken without debate, would have been adopted by a large maiorlty. Mr. Lotorop, who Is a leading man, and oaudidate far Congress, said they might as weU talk it out plain what they ment. As to Pleroe, any man who should go to Cta cfnnati and vote for him, would got an application of solo leather on his return to the State, If he dare to rsturn. I'f.TiR Morkt, a hard-headed politician of Lustra* county, with a lasting memory, said they bettor aotje fer with too much eonfldenoe to the doctrinal of Sua* Wright. Ho wrote to the Chicago Convention a wag letter, when God. Cans bad hardly time to writs a very short one?and one waa about as definite aa the other em the policy of internal Improvements. He thought thay betfor dodge the doctrines oi anybody else and go Um general principles. A motion to lay thses resolutions ofo. the tabfowas tost by a decided vote, when the oAoa* holders began to be alarmed, and looked upon them aeg somewhat personal to themsalvs. Mr. Richmond cautioned them against trnnseeodregg their duty, in thus condemning tha head of the partyr and admlnstratlon. It would create dtooord in the partjp at large and kick up a row gansrally: though ho oo*r eurred in tha sentiment, It was impolitic to pass suoh re - coin ions as these. He was followed by Tnurber, RW. fleld and Taylor, In the same strain. Mr. Tatlor is Rsoeiver in ths Public Land Offioe in this city, and waa the first one to open his month in detewon of lla u. I'leroe. He slyly intimated that Gen_ Pier ea might poaeibly be re-nominated, la spite of opposition ha thla State; and if he should be, how would they stand, ha asked, after having adopted a resolution to cordially sup port th# nominee of the Cincinnati Convention^ He thought they had better keep cool, aad not do anf/thtag I ?Mjr>, CLA8K, of Kalamaxoo, favored the resolutions. He went lor giving the President fltn. He bad no ex'.use for the veto. Clark Is an ex-member of Congress, and may* ? be set down as a remarkable oass of moral oovrsgsi In m nolitieian, having a son-in-law in offioe as I or unaster sm Lnlamnrco, and a eon holding a oomsjlssioa /.* t?vain*K mail agent, under Pierce?both fot offiosa. Nothing tea a ccnvlction that " old Buck" waa going t* get the tstmU nation would bavt Induced suoh a ooursfo. Mr. Whipps, one of ths del*gates, would not ox for Plsree under any clrsumetaniei, but r. was unfolr t? continue to kiok a poor devil aftse na waa dour*, an J therefore h# was not In fovor of such r troug resol-Ailona. Jcrv Thv-rukr, a delegate, thought f.hey had bolter keep cool about thla veto , while It ereatr d hard feelings here, It would gain tha President and th/ party mnskarrsngth at tha South, aad ha might vet fit ths noralaatfon. so they must support htm, vatov a or mo vetoes. Mr. IxiTBaov said, had aot G en. Pleroe undertaken ta force his nomination again, he ahould hawa let blm retire with sJl ths giory ha had wr n, If any ? but as It was, h* was in fovor of bis resolution. It dl , not insult the Pre sident; It only said. In a oool and.?alm way. that they did no* want him any longer?tb }j bad got enough oC him. He would g> Cam or " Bi-xik, " but Pteroe same* to be devotel to the Interest* ot ike South, and under It* control, and they proposed 'jo psy him hU wsgse, an* saad him kiting back to ths. hills ot New Bamp hire, in'.? merited retirement. We have had Northern men ?i .fo H, uthern prlnolpim enr^gh. There waa a North, and * Norih?e*ti I00- , ? Ex Governor Fv-.rtoji, of Geneaee, sail he wea Lead tu. -?tT/r under P1 <ro?. buf that eould not luduee h'm to {* I o. blm-n-.!, (f bp vosld ??*t H? WO by fo-?AlMk*B%