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   New York Times, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1860, New York, New York                                VOL. NEW-YOBK, FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, I860. PRICE TWO CENTS. CONVENTIONS. Annual Meeting of American Nor- mal School and Association. DI9CV08IONS. From Oar Owsi Reporter. BtiFTAio, Tuesday, Aug. T, I860. The Annual meeting of the American Normal tehee) Assoclatten and of Katlooal Teachers' As- are now being held IB this City, and the baa drawn together a large collection of the edroetSeoal talent of the eonatrr. To-day ftere are some three or hundred, present, and te aaenow will bring many TW aseettag to-day ftrlcUy that of tbe Nor- mal Aebool Association. The Convention WM c tiled te order ta A aeriean Hall, a'. 0 o'clock. Prayer wu esfered by Rev. Mr. after which Mayor Assaon WM Introduced, who welcomed the meaebeffl of the AMMiatton to tbe city In a brief and appropriate speech, to wbleh Professor Treason, N. J., Freaiaeat of tbe Anerican llemal fletjoal AssoeU Hen, end J. W. BVLXUT, Eto., President of the Na- tteiial Teaaksrs' Aisodatlon, of Uie Public Schools of Brooklyn, rerpondad. Tbe President of tbe Normal Sciioel Association tie setaloa wltb appropriate remarks explain- ing tbe objects of tbe meeting, after which several Committees were appointed. Tbe flrst regular question for discussion wu What 1J tbe true order of studies t" Prof. RJCHASP EpwiaDS, of St. Louis, opened the discussion. He thongbtthe history of Uie training of Ue iace would be tiue of tha Individual, The ekee of AJtronomy was lefsrred to an an illustration ef tbat Idea. The shepherds of Chaldea observed and communicated their otsarrationi to others; oth- and iclated what they hid seen, and thus the of knowledge wu Men to advance with the observations of nature. Observation and the collection of facts cama memory, which was Improved by retaining those next reason was caltiraud, by a comparison of fact! and tola seejis to kave bten tbe general older In every or- eer in tbe chrd's Intellectual bature Is trained. Tbe subjects best adapted to call forth the obterv- li I faculty, were then spoken of and were u belt to be first taught. Geography It one of tha beiL To cultivate tbe memory -Arithmetic U welt it ltd. of logic, bnt of appeals to the senses, and Is appropriate u one of tbe eaillest studies. Mr. of Ohio, followed, aad ipoke of the kmpojUnce of order In teaching any particular branch, and of the necessity of having- apparatus to Illustrate branch, ai mncb u Prof. THOMSON, of New York, urged tbe Importance ef cultivating the reason. Wij.cn, of Michigan, piifened Botany, Geology aad Natural History to cail forth tbe powaii of observation. Prof. WICKIV ULLM laid a cblld should be taught jutt ttkat ki can bt Rev. B. G. Nofnitcr, of Massachusetts, In- paired what U the educational of a text-book t Ue would cultivate the perceptive faculties In order to prepare the way for coapiiUons aad for tbe culti- vation of tbe reasoning faculties, Piof, J. N. McELLjoon aad Mr. SrowiLL, of New- York, followed, when tbe subject was laid on tbe table, and tbe Association adjourned fur dinner. ArrwiooB BBMIOK. assembllrgln the afternoon, Prof. Hziisu, of Oblo, Mr. of St. Louis, and Prof. THOMPSON, ef Peknaylranla, continued tbe dlscosiloa on tbe qveatfcm which wu laid on the table la tbe forenoon. TblB discussion wu followed by tbe reading of a cajefully prepared paper on Tbe Relation of Nor- mal BchooU to Popular by Hon. D. fi. CAMP, of Connecticut. He said th.it one of tbe rnott IsBDortant for tbe of public school! ie a supply of web qualified teachers. NormU lebooLt are established on principle tbat the quaJUcatleni necetury may, to a certain extent, be Usprored by proper study and practice. Colleges and acadenltt have done much to supply competent but this Is not iheir great object Tbe Norm a1 School Is tbe principal Institution tbat can do lain work. The Normal School exerts an Important influ- ence on Common or Public Schools by Its discussion ol tae principles of Intellectual development, km of studies and and clasufijAtlon of aeboelt. It la alto felt by betas; made tbe place where educational Intelligence 1s collected, and whejice U ta diffnieil. And by tbe Impression made apom teachers and the community, of tae moral dig. nliy and superlative importance uf right educational efforU Imiuedlatelr after tbe reading of this paper a most Incident wis.the Iniroductlua to Association of sir. Jusi KSTCHCM, of Du knowa u Father oy Dr. Him, the Su- perintendent ol tbe Schools of Buffalo. Father Kirca- ru 1s LOW ore t seventy jeara of age and tha hearty manner In wb.cb he wu affected him Binsl- bly. He addreseui tbe Asjociailon briefly, reieirlng to the Interest which all tbe good must In the proper education of youth, so that they may be fitted for usefulness, and pieoared to avoid the dangers to wbtcb they are exposed. Great applause followed bis itmarks, and a resolution offered by Mr. Mo- tnat tbe thanks of tae association are emi- due to Father KsrcHtrM fer long, ULwaver- iftg snd efflcJen; aid and encouragement be hu given to tbe cause of popular was unanimously adopted by Ue whole Association rising to their feet most gratifying expression ot the reipecl felt (or Father KJTCUCM by all his fello'v-eltizeos. XV1HIHO 9KSSIUN. At the assembling of the Association at 8 o'clock, reports fiom Slates wore called lor. Toe first was trim Michigan, responded to D; Mr. A. K. WILCU, but the hour having arrived for the reading of Uie Tor tne evening, Rev. B. U. Nomnjp wu introduced, who read an able paper on The Relation of Mental Philosophy to EJucaUon." He clearly showed tbat mental science underlies tbe wbole svibject of education, aud teat teacalog caa itie to the dignity of a pro only aa lu rests en mental science as Its founds loo. This study will a id the teacher in all owa mental dlsrlpltoa. Just rlewe of the laws and capacities of tbe mind are ob- viously conducive to self culture. No science is more fitted to sharpen and energise the mind, and form haMts of discrimination reflection. Among tae practical questions which mental philosophy sug- gests to teachers are the following 1. Wbat is the mind, tu faculties and laws of growth f What, especially, is the juvenile nUnd il Is far more difficult to comprehend the javenlia mind tban the adult 2. Wbat is tbe primary end of all Intellectual edu- caclcn, to which ail p-oceases should be strictly suo- otalaate T Is kuowie-lge, or tbe discipline gained by tbe right acquisition of knowledge, the chief end of study f 3. Wbat Is tbe order as to time In which the dlffer- eai raculiits are to be specially addressed and devel- oped 4. Wbat is the tiue order and of studies! 5. Wbat is tbe specific puipoie and power of each faculty T Waat are the various educational Instrumentali- ties, ltd what exercises are most conducive to tne training of each faculty T These points were so presented as to demonstrate tbe Important practical bearlngi of Mental Pniloso- nby upon education. The philosophy of tbe deslrei, passions ana affections, which Ooi has ivplanud aa tbe impelling forces of the human soul, was earnestly commena-d to the consideration of teachers. A brtsf skttcb cannot do justice to this Uetare. wblcb was throughout oae of fine thought and adaalraule expression, to wblcb tbe attention of tbe audience was given most strictly, aitbousrh tbe evening was the hottest of Ue season. WanwiUAT, Aug. 8. The exercises of the morning were opened with prayer by Kev. Mr 9ans. of Buffalo. Tbe Association then took up tbe subject of reports aa to Normal Schools In different States. Massachu- setts was arst called for, and Rev. B. G. M oatoaop res- ponded, stating (hat tbe Normal Schools ol Massa- chusetts baring been established, have been pur- eurng their course during tbe past year without any material change. Tbe aggregate number of studeats has been greater tban ever, being UO. NotsrttSsiand- saca small attempt on tbe part of a few tobrsak down tbe Normal Schools ot the State, }hs appropri- ations bave been larger tban before for tbe aid of tbe fcefcools sad for enlarging the school buildings. New-York was next called, Mr. CocnaAH, of the New-Yoik State Normal School at Albany, responded. Tbat Bcheoi baa been in existence fifteen yean and baa graduated eleven hundred teacben, and 1s gradu- atftajg more than aver before the counties BB we state ace more generally represented. Dnrln 5 In tha flute exeeot Ktngt was represented, both of them baviog which are similar In their wo-k, Tbe salaries are nci sufficient, those of male only 1431, and those of females only Tbe .He vr-York Bute SeboU gradu- Ifcs) Wt term every county New-York was ales about seventy teacben aanaaOy. Of tbe last ol were graduated. It li 1m- poisMe tonpnty schools of tbe wiib gradu- ates. wbo eater tbe UstttoUott are aadry ndeat In pjeparatloB. Inlhskqpwiedge of tbe tarn brandies d reading, writing and Prof. D. N. responded for Conaectlcnt The School of ConneoUout bas existed tan Tears. Tbe attendance U about hundred and n'ty i bat only a small proportion receive alploma. Tbe regular course of Instruction comprises three years, Bpedal mctraoUon U given at to tbe oett mar Mr of teaeblag. There been pupUs la tbat lasti- tntlon from every town in tbe S'-ate, and two-thirds tbe towns rn tbe State have teachers, gradnaUs'fiom tbe Nonsal Sohool.1 Tboee teacbeis are not alwtyt stHiccsafal. They bad applications for oae hundred teacben last year, and could supply, of tnelr own. Kadoalea, omly twenty. TM wages) of teachere nave raiMd Ibrooghoat the State aUoe the ettabtlsb oltbe Normal School, and tbebustnsss of teach- ing bas become more permanent. Aboat tiro tblrdi of the are tenaks: tbeee aver- age two and a half Of tbe oftsj hundred and forty graduates since tbe scnooi was established, oae aad TWO arc BOW teaching U tbe Stale. Mr. TouvflriiBY i poke fer flbode Island. Tbe noon ber of Noiotal Sebool pnpUt Is atmat seventy. The graduates last year were thirty. These graduates are sooghl for tbroogbont tbe State. In Piovideaoo more than two-thirds of the teachers are gradaatta. Mr. HOLSSOOK, of Ohio, respoaded for Oalo. Tnat State bas no State Normal Sonool, bvi the Soatbweit Ifotatal Hekool of Oblo U tbe cate of Houaoea brmtelf. R has beta blgoly sucoess- fol. In the flirt year of tbe school there were alxty poplls, and now, at tbe end of Oro years, It bu three bundled and seventy-five. There nave been oe grad- tiaUs till this year, though many have gone oae to teach. Ol tbe graduates all bad tanabt ooe year or more. They had no model school connected wltn tbe IfiftiiUtiOD. Mr. WcELLioorr (bought thefeotthala private la- st I tutlon like tbat la Oalo having succeeded so well, seemed to indicate tbat tbe patronage, of a Slate was not needed. He wis perfectly sure that a great end would be gained for education, wnen we oome to the conclusion that our colleges must be our coiltgts, and nut the colletrsof ibe Slate. Piof. Pffn.ru, of New Jersey, spoke for that State, refenlng fin no ibe legl'latlve action of the State, and particularly to tbe aution of who bad op- p.stdtbtm Isst Wlnterb; biinglnglnablll ti abal isn all the Mormal Schools ol the Slate. Tnat bill received only volts on tbe lut eve of the ses- sion, tiiose wbo voted tbus, It was sild, beloc hlgtily eibllarsted by liberal potations. Me referred to tbe death of tbe late PAUL who. In his will, left to the Normal School of New Jersey an endowmeut of fJO.WO, the proceeds o( which are to oo psrpetu- ally Cevoled to Normal Schools. The rrsulu of the Sebool had been excellent. Tnough the School Is not a permbncnt Stale Institution, five years' more time ban been granted, and at thn end of that time there Is no doubt It will be made permanent Mr. of Iowa, spoke of tne School In tbat Slate, which Is atpiexent nourishing. Taey have a model school, and also nrxJel rlutes. The subject of reports -svts then laid ou tbe table. KOBMAL BCHOOLB KICI3BABT TO THK ISrABLISH- or A FBoreeaioK or TEACBIJTO. A very able paper on tbe above subject was read by Piof. Wiczuaa.iM, Principal of tbe State Normal School of Pennsylvania, The positions taken lu aup- pott of hit ns wrre, fiist, Teaablng Is not now a profession second, TeachlBgbas just claims to such a rank third, No agency except Normal Schools can constitute tencblng s profession fourth. Normal Schools can effect ibis snd. Tosaowttiat teaching 1s not now a profession, the conditions and rf qnJreruenls of a profession were first considered. Among the of a profession are a noble aim Its operations must not be merely mechanical It muit require a learned general education Its na- ture must ce such as to render special preparation necessary to succeed It should have pro rid ej an thority coitpeieut to d-clae upon the quallficaUoas of those wto apply to become and there must be tome common bond of union and mutual tec- ogrllion of claims to mecubvrshlp. Teachlag may be made to fulfill all these condi- tions, sod judged these tests. It bu not, practical- ly, scarcely any c I dm to tbat rank. There are pro- bably 130.000 In tbe United States. How many of them w, 1 come up to tr-ete A proper answer would K OH haw mucb teaching must change In order to Dccuu e a learned profssilon. Toat teaco- Ing bas just ciaime to the rank of aprcrfesiloo is easi- ly shown. It a naUt Sim. Mao stands at the bead of it to enable bin to fulfill hlsnu- Ues and perl.ri till n-.turr, he needs Tiafhitg mag aor. A science Is a sysltmkDu ol and a work Is dune re I entile ally when It Is done according to fixed laws, and In virtue of them. Fixed laws govera lae relation of means to tbe end In education, and theae may be and applied. Teaching has lucre- fore a scUntltc basis an tr ae medicine, or agricul- ture, or law. Tbe uihtr points ol tae address were fully elaborates aid well established. In support of thr proposition that Normal Schools can conslli'iie (etching a profession, It was urged ibat nothing oe belter calculated to ennoble tbe aim of tbe tercber tban the Normal School for In sucti a school the profound phl'osopay tnai un -erlles teach- ing IB exposed to tae student, and he learns to appro- clue Uie grandeur of tbe humansnul the dljuliy of thn work ihei culture. he is maJe to see that tae teacbei's wo is. U a of the blghett arr, and tnat the permanency of government ard tbe welfaie of society depend upon riabt educa- tion. Tbe Normal Scnool will demonstra'.e that teaching li out a ImilaUve art, but that It resu traou a scientific basis. It wUl there be ahowu triit tbe teacher needi ineory u well as practice, tor. In tbe language of BUCIBTOSI, "If practice be tbe whole he U taugtit, pracUoe mutt also be the whole he ever know; if ne be Instructed In the ele- ments and first principles upon which rule of prac- tice la founded, the leut variation from entiblnhed precedents wilt totally distract and bewilder him." It will be easy for the Normal Hcbool to reqolre a It allied general education u a pie requisite oefore graduation. Without sued schools, there ctn be no nope for the eslabllihmrnt of a and tbe next century will witness nearly tue same chaotic conoltloD of ibe elements which, shall com cosii tbe profession of teaculns; which now exists. With Norman Schools, a nncleos of a prolesiton could at once be formed, which, under proper en- ceuragment, would grow, and resulila bul.dlsg up aa honorable profession. Tilt nuntur of Normal tjekoolt mutt, tluTtjore, multipled, and tney most include In tlrelr courses the branches of a liberal education, for 'hty are to be prepared for all grades of schools. They will need (o teach bow nature can be investi- gated In search of tiuth, bow Uie truths tnus obtained can be clarified according to thblr logical reiatlona, whai po wem the human mind possesses tbat can ae educated, what laws there tie according to wnlcn such euuciUon mutt proceed, aud how to adapt edu- cational means to educational capabilities. Normal Schools should be allowed to grunt diplo- mas wltb tbe usual honors ard Though a diploma Is noihiug but a parchment, and a Hue n bat a i.nmn, and trao honor Jots not consut witi either, yet justice for   Irenes; therefore. Rtfalvtd, That In the deatn of Brother DAHA P. OOL- EDBa, Prlnctpsl of tbe bbode Island Normtl Sobaal, who, by an Inscrutable dispensation of Divine Provi- dence, IB tbe p'lme of life, and In tbe mldit of the nlcheit nsefuloess, tbe cause of popular education and especially of Normal Schools his sus- tained a serious loss, the Anoelatloohaa I -st ana of Its most  bis anuadment He wanted to aaov Uuw thr Veepie of tbe muunialua sparaed Foaaar, uuraghtbey favor DOVOLM, and tbat tbe Democratic Party might ye: be saved, notwithstanding tbe of stnne of Its leaders. Mr. CAiaieAH withdrew the latter part of his stBCBdBsent, tbat only afier the several tests named tbe electors cast their prefeience. and modifldd it so as to riad simply, that tbe vo e shall be cut for the candidate who has a mslorlty of the vow of tbe State. Mr. CAUIOAH called tbe previous question amid grt at confusion. Mr CAIMOAW shortly after withdrew bis call for tbe previous question. A recers of ten minutes was taken to aliiw FDLTOH, CAaaioiii and Joannes to conMill on the compromise ifgoluilons and amendments. On resfsembHriff, Mr. SJAUIM, of Arrn'lrong, ob- jected to changing the foimtr ictljn ol the Commit- tee. TWe resolution looked only W tbe Sam tend, tbe calling of tbe vote uf Pennsylvania for tlie Dem- ociattc candidate recelvlag the highest vote. V. L. Philadelphia, said he waa honest (rough to confess that he believed the Brecklntldge Piatlorm KSS representation of Demo- cratic principles, and that BUCIIKSJDOI was the real candidate ot the party but he was a tufted that thle feelU-g was not that of all the Democrsts ol this Bute that DOUGLAS Is largelv sustained by true men. It let ms, therefore, but right that we soould churo our action, and allow Democrats freedom of choice. He itroTigly favortd Mr. Fcuon'acompromise. Mr. WSLCB wished to be satisfied tnat tbe game be played fairly, If at all. He had letters from nlr.e electors declaring tbat they would only tote for DOVOLAS. Tbe same was tbe ease with ooe forBajaxaaiMj. He could not see bow require- ments of the present resolution would be more oatla- ftctoiy to some of these gentlemen who positively re futed to pledge themselves. Oa motion, the leiteriof thoee Electors dee lining to pledge themselves were read. Tbe first wu from N. P. DAJmm, declaring that he pledge himself to vote for DouaiJia aodJonii, son, but drclhned making all further pleddes; also from CcAwroaD. Huwut, Caoioa, and others, declar- ing their intention to vote for Denote in any event lu case of ihelr select'om, and porit'vely der.linlag to ilgn any pledge emanating >rom the Stale O immlttee Elector entered into1 a leuginy argo- ment. Ife believed tbe electors to be tbe tostrumeata of the oeople. He stood pledged to tbe Reading Con- vention, and would leaign If tb re out Men him. Elector Laa could not see how tbe action of the Conmlttee would pioduce harmony, or how two Manehesof tne party could go before tbe peeple on common grounds. He would not sand in tne way of a however, and would resign bis posi- tion if necessary. Mr. BAADFOU said that, after hear lag tbe letters of the electors, ne deemed necessary another amend- ment, rtquestlpg tbe Coalman of this Coounluee to obuln (rum the elsctore their several and dlstlact pledges In acquiescence to tha foregoing resolution, aid to report Tne result of his iction at a future meet- of tr-e Committee. Mr. FVLTO laid that such a proposition it wu hie original intentlwi to Include, but, at the request of some Brecklnridgeis, he bad not uifercd it. He would cot now accept tne ameitdment of Mr. BaAirosn. Mr. I must vote against your reso- lution aw) proMfSlUaa. a strong speech. He spoke of ine teequattty of this Committee, and said tbat it wu un'alrly constituted. Fifty-four oat of 90 members came from si  man runolof for President, lobe aDemccrat then Ibe voteof tbe aMectoral CoUene outfor the candidate Ml will not alert ritberof the bum Ills any of the Democrats m o are voted Jor la ihe then ibe vote shall cast tor iho candidate wbo has a majority of the votes of tbeBtaie, stud of tbls Comalitee be re- qutct4-o to obtain froai ibe Eleeton their severs! aod dlstlnot pledges of acquiescence In the foregoing resola- tloo. and report rhe result of his action at a future 6f the Connection. Tbe Committee here adjourned dit, with cheers for tbe ticket Mvrylsuid Desnecrmtle BM.TWOSI, Tburaday, Aug. 0. The Breckinridge State Conven'.ion met here to- day, every County being represented. Messrs. MAT and Tnioa were excluded from tbe electoral ticket, and Breckliiridge men substituted. The Douglas Couventlon meets on the Hlh. Geerfla Deaseersule State MiLLcnaaviLia, Wednesday, Aug. 8. At the Breckinridge State Convention to-day, CBABUS J. McDouAL and Htnai R. JACKSOB were ap- pointed Electors ai large. Tbe Convention was large and harmonious. Mr. TOOMBS made a speech. Mr. COBB wu not present. Neastnsulema. GsaituTowii. Oblo, Thursday, Aug. 9. The Republicans of the Third District to-day nominated of Dayton, for Con- gress, by acclamation. BAunsnux, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 0. TLo Democrats of the Seventh District to-day nominated J. K. Mouis for Congress by acclamation. A an AaaoB, Mloh.. Tmuadajr, Aug. 0. GEOBOE V. N. was nominated to-day- for Congress by the Democracy of Uu) First District ST. Louis, Thursday, Aug. 9. 8. G. DALIT was nominated for CcBfpreta, to-day, by the Republicans of JTlbi isss 'v Arksuiau Bleottvai. Fon SMITH, Thursday, Aug. 9. HICTOH, for OoTemor, la 360 ahead in Washing- ton County, with one precinct to hear from. Carroll County gives Jonioji 100 majority. Ricroal ma- jority u 300 In Madison 8r. Lorm, Thursday, Aug. 9. In six counties OBB gains over EOLLISB' ma- joiitlcs In 1858, In thirteen counties JAOUOST gains over SnwAafs majorities, __ Krataeky Etectlen. Lounmu, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 9. Returns from nfty-tbiee Counties, a large pro- portion of them official, ai.d the remainder nearly complete, show Coonn' majority to.be TO. ADDITIONAL FROM EUROPE. FROM THE PACIFIC. Arrival tie at Boitoa. Partlonlara of the Bngagement at Me- in Syria, Ac. Thursday, Aug. 0. Steamship furopa, from Liverpool oki Halifax, arrived at tbls port about 0 o'clock this evening. Her ma'J will be dae la New -York to-morrow. I The following dispatches appear In latest papers SICILY AND NAPLES. Tueeday, Jury via Genoa. IB tbe engateaemta before Melasaa, aad mh lost, tke Nsapolltsju had MO men pot tlu eam- 6AaiBAUi attacked tbe town of Melario on the 20th test, with bayonet, and after a despertte com- bat, tbe lieapoUtaas wUbdrew to tbe CKadel. Tbe statement tbat tbe wbels of R Icily had been tvaeuatad by the Neapolitan troops !i preoutaro- Messina Is still held by the NeaooM'.ms. OIHOA, Friday, July 27. News has been received here tbat the Garlbaldlana suffered great lossei In the engagement new Melizzi. It WM asserted tbat GAUBAiiir himself was woumleil In the foot. GisiBALKihad ordered several Inhibl tantl of Mslsizo to be shot for hiving fojglit atainit him. MAxarnus. July 28. Let 'en bave been received from Sicily, staling tbat Gea. Ctisr bad only evacuated the outaoats and the lownof Meulnt, bad concenlrafed his d'trmie In the citadel. The remainder of the troops. and especially Col. Boeco's Division, baveoeendis patched to Calabria. NAFLH, Thursday, July 2fl. Tbe latest newt received from Naples Ibai tbe state of things was more satisfactory. THE EXPEDITION TO 3YHU. PAUS, Friday, July 27. Tbe of to-day, tu an article signed by M. GaAUBWLLOT, announces tbat Lord Joirn Rua- SJil bas authorized Lord Cowuv to come to some uiderstanding wlJi Francs respecting tbe toUyria. The same pape- says, ai alt the Powers agree upon tbal qnestion, the assent of Turkey will neoessarilt follow. It only remains to determine the basis of the general understanding between the Powers, In order to cany out the end which all have la view. This i sik Is not without difficulties, but we must hope tbat tbe good faith of the Powers will be able to re- solve them. France, who in the affair baa assumed tbe energetie attitude moat proper to ralie tbe courage of tbe oppressed tribes, will also show a modtrallsa which cannot fall to Inspire the E iropean Govemsaents with confidence, and which li the Inva- riable rule of her policy. COIMAJRIBOVU, Tuesday, July Evening. Dp to this moment tbe Porte baa no', given Its replv to the proposals relative to an European Intervention In Syria, It 1s almost certain, however, tbat the re ply bf the Porte to tbe said proposals will be in tbe negative. THE PRINCE'S PBOGBE88. Fren Pie Beard tke and Illnmlaaileiw. Special Dispatch to tbs Kew-Yerk Tlraea. PICTOD, Wednesday, Aug. 6, vU SACKVILLB, Thursday. Aug. 9. The Prince of WALM and suite drove post-haste from Truro to this place. Arches were create J along tbe road In several places, and the bridges, too, were covered wltb evergreens. The town 1s very gay. Tbe Prince received an In- vitation to dine here, but declined, aa the Duke of NAWCAITU said It would be too risky to go on board the Biro after dark. Tbe Prince received and answered an address from the country. Tbe Flying FitM will take him on board the Ilm, which lies two miles out There wlil be fireworks and Illuminations to-night, and great bonftni on lops of the hills. II. Dispatch to tbe Associated Press. Pioron, N. 8., Thursday, Aug. 8. Thn Prince of WALKS landed at Hautepurt at 2 o'clock this morning arrived at Windsor at 8, left at v arrived at Touro at II ft, left at 12X, and ar- rived at PIctouatiV P.M., where be received and answered su addreci, asd embarked tmmcdlaUly on theJfcro for Charlotletown, P. E. J., where he expects to salve at noon to-morrow. He was received all aloig Ibe route most enthusiastically, and while pissing through PIctou cheered most vocKerouilv. In the sMnlag there wag an exhibition of fireworks, bonfires aad Illuminations. ArrlTsJ of tke Pike's Pent Expreaa. OTJTKAOXOCSrBoOXKniXOR AT DIN GOLD DISCOVER] IS. ST. JOSZFH, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. B. the Pike's Peak Express brings dates of Aug. 2- Last Tuesday three sporting men, WOOD, Srssti and Boons, while Intoxicated, entered the office of tha Rocky Mountain Ntwt, and forced the editor, WM. 11. Bvsis, to accompany them to tbe Criterion Saloon, threatening to kill any one who should attempt to In- erfere to rescue him. He finally made bis escape to his office through tbe back door, but was followed by tbe rowdies, who fired a volley from into tbe bnlldlnsr, which was returned, wounding Snsu. Tbe whole town by tbls was aroused, an-i turned out rn In pursuit of Ihe party. Srisis was shot in the bead, snd the other two were cap- tured iborlly afterwards. Tbe feeling In favor of lynching tbam was strong, but they were reserved for trial. Woon was once a destroying antel at Salt Lake City, hut fled here, having deitroyed a laiut All three were characters of the most desperate and dangerous kind. Il Is reported that rich gold discoveries bave been made about thirty miles from Colorado City, on the rosd to Tarryall, on tbe Platte River. All who pos nlbly can are leaving for tbe neir discoveries. Tbs weather was dry and warm. An-eated esi R Charge of Bmbezzloaaent. TeaoNTO. Wednesday, Aiif. 8. CHAKLIS MoDorjOALL and Wii. T. MOBTAOTJI of Cincinnati arrived here per steamer from Hamil- ton last evening. The latter person was arrested upon lacdlng on a charge of embezzling from WIST 4 MoDouGAix, produce of Cincin- nati, of which aim Mr. McDocQAU. was tbe principal partner, and MoarAaua clerk. Tbe detective, wbo has bsemon their track for several days, arrived hi Hamilton yesterday, and learning that parties ans- wering their description had left par steamer, he 1m- msdlately engaged a special locomotive and arrived to this dry simultaneously with tbe steamer. Mo- DOCOAU. escaped in a cab before tbe detective reached tbe wharf and has not yet been arrested. MoirrAarjs and a woman were arrested and it Is reported tbat HerrAeva's trunks wan found to contain mostly In gold. TOBOBTO, C. W., Thursday, July 9. the Cincinnati embezzler's case, is postpeaed till to aaeraon, te allow time for tbe ar- rival of uttnesses CGedanaU. it is thought the charge of forgery can be sustained against him, la which case he will be delivered to Ibe United States authorities, otherwise be will be discharged. Msur4er at Wew-Jereey. BuiLDieton, N. J., Thursdav, Aug. 0. GiOBGl AIKU was shot and instantly killed at Red Lton, near Vtncentown, Burlington County, N. J., yesterday, by Jwnr H. Cosovsa. It 1s alleged tbat Ann had ravished Covovam's wife, and was turbid to coae to the bouse. Coaoraa, la tbe meantime, got out a warrant, and put it In tbe heads of a constable. When ATOM beard of H, be threatened to kill him if hs did not withdraw tbe warrant, and went to Coio- vxa's bouse yesterday, when Coaovsa shot him in the ntck, killing bun instantly. gave himself up to tbe authorities; waa plaeea IB jail last evening at Mount HeUer. Irpiritl of tke Pony Expreis. Advices from California, the Amoor Heglon and Japan. ST. Jourm, Thursday, Aug ft. The Ponj Express, with California Dews to July ttth, reached here at 2 o clock A. at. CALIFORNIA. SASI FBAKCUXM, Saturday, Jolf S8, Tbs Pony Kxpreas, with Bt. Boeeph te July 13, sirived at San Frandaco on the 27tb. Tte Orer- Isnd Mall arrived tbs flame day, with St. Loais dates to tbe 5th. a Ssnuis Is reported to have by as far as Ixu Angeloe, where be reayalns a resr days to leouit Tbs Breoklnridge and Lane Democrats, having taken courage at tbe recent eastern are or- saiiixiDg entrgstleally tor tbe eaaapaljra. sVresml prominent wbo at trst fa voted are coming out for tbe other side, apparently under the piessuie of Fedtral indaence. AA aiidreis to the National Democracy of Cal- ifornia, urging the party to support Baaosm- 1I60B, bas tecently been published, which atani- feitly bas strengthened tbat side of tbs queadosj. It is signed by OS Democrats, many of whom occupy rrspectab e and prominent positions In the party, 22 of ibeos are Federal omce-bolders, eight more are recipients of Federal patronage, aad the others re- prrsenl a miss of politicians giving tbs documest m< st weight Democrali are also active Tbe Irish and German vote will mostly go with tbit branch of the party, but It ts difficult it estimate wLlcL wlog Is tbe ttiongrr. Thus fur 17 Democratic newspapers hue declared for DOCOLIS, 13 fjr Baacz- inaioos, and 9 rrinaln non-commltud, wltb even chaLces of going either vt ay. Under these circum- sltncei the Republicans rntertaln not uojuadftable hopes ibat the Demociatic dlvisious miy be so equal- ly balanced as to give the Stile to Seae very respectable Hell and Everett meetlnge hive been held In different paru of the State, bit thus far that paity does not exhibit much rank aad Ale itlcisjkh. A Urfilble tragedy recently took place near Sacra- mento, which bai Intensely agitated that portion of the Bute. On the 17th ol July, named Wirz- LXS was murcercd ulille asleip, to Sacramento City, and bis house robbed of considerable money and jewttiy. Circumstances pointed to one WM. Wins, as the murderer, wbo Hai followed to tbe WasUoe mines and aneitod on tbe 23d. lie was coB'veyed tu NlciUus, in Sutler County, on the 21th, and ihat night started lor Sacra- mento, handcuffed, In an open wafou. under tbe charge of Wu. C. STODDAJD recently District-Attor- ney ol butler County, Gso. AaMSTaonu, formerly from Texas, and celebrated as an Inllao tuliler, aod TIXOTUT WUASTOI, ol riutier County, butfoimrily of Ugden County, 111. Oj arrlrtrg in a mile ol Sacramento, at 2 A. M. on the 2Ain, tbe ptliontr quleily stripped bis handcufTs off, and wltb a pfstol taken from ASJUTIOKO while ailrep fired oa WHAITO.I and mortsliy wouaded hla. He tben fired on StonrnaD, killing b'm In- stanUy. next on AangTsoiio, Inflicting a wound from which he died In an hour. WHISTON was then luffic'ently lecovered to fire on tbe prisoner, when he Jltd. Tbe wounded man was able to w a k to Bacra- menfo snd give the alaim, but he died tbe same bight. Tbe county since bas been overrun or armed men, searcnmg for the escaping desperid.-, bat thus IBJ witnuut finding any traces 01 him. it i-atidtnat AmsTioso was a very vigilant man, and lire only rtason given lor his filling a cy oo t'ist side. The cltlzect of 8an met on the Hrh, lo oecide wbat that town wou.d do ex- leading the Ulegraph from Los Anseloe. Committees were appointed lo solicit suoecniiuoiij Tbe new silver discoveries In wast Is now called the Cozoe district, situated l> miles south of and 15 mllei cut ol Vuta, oa ttte eastern slooe ol the Sierra .Ntvuli, are attrHcttng very cansldnr- aale attention. Scientific men In dan Frajiolsco, woo leMed nuroeiuus samples ol ore recently re- celied, think itprobahle teat another mineral district but been dlscovereJ, eq'iailng in vaiue 11 the vetsels In tbe Amoor trade touch, going ana coming. At Hskodhdl everything was quiet, and baxlneis progrtetlng slowly with uiuai regularity, Tne Japanese lL tbat portion of the Ejiji'ie speared very trlendly to the Americans, and to ofldr all facilities for trade guaranteed by riie Tbey had lecelved of Ihe aandnome welcome accorded tbe Japaoete Embiasj In San wl'h evident pleasure. The price of ail goods allowed by the treily to be eipoited bad materially advanced. Tbe ffotr bilnge from Iliko'a-il lets, stlka, oils, and an acsonmeat of furs from tbe OREGON AND BRITISH COLOMBIA. Tbe steamer arrived t--diy, with Oregon datoatotbe aisl, atd BrlUtb Coiunbta to Julv Lieut. GUIS returns with tbe Astronomical oartv wbo took obsnrvations frocn Fuget's Sound on the total Solar eclipse, on the 18th hut. Tnelr observa- tions were esilrely sartifactorf. Oregoa newt was unimportant There WM a gen- eral lull of politics after tie recent election. The British Colombia news 1s also void of Interest SHIPPING 4ND COMMERCIAL NEWS. Arrived at San rraactaoo, Bath, ship Comtt, from New Yoik; schooner Ftou, from Amoor River via Hakodadl schooner JL C. from Guayaquil. Balled, S8ih. ship SultrfnM for Callao. Ttteie is a bailer demand for goods la a assail way by tke trade. Arrivals having Dtea vwrr light lately, holden of goodi in store have been la their ore- tesslcns, and realise rather bnter afurea for socti SBiaJl lots u are absolutelr Candles ate worth without marked saOTasaeai.a. limited demand. Pine Coffees are active, bat Bio slow at Uat dlna. MalMa dull', wltb aetblnc sailing Bat- ter at improved ratrs Jue is Uee is anltf Carolina 7c. Sugars without oerticalar cbaxic'e aad nrmer. Spirits Turpentiae Wloes aad dull aad uaohamged. Wheat keepe atove buvers' views. Generally receipts an backward aa Tlt _, Fire hi Nvw-Ortosuae. 'TfrsNOiLajjis, Thursday, Ami-. 9. The planlng-mOI and aash factory, and several buildings adJoia'Bg.oB. Giarler-street, were burned to day. Loss Insured Thursday. The schooner Star has arrived with Vera Crua datts of tbe ult. Mr. SatFLBT, Flag Omcer's Secretary, tspaawnger, with dispatches for the and Slate Departments. MOAJSOH was at tagcs.   

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