Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 2, 1850, Page 8

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 2, 1850 Page 8
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L * " ? * AFFAIRS IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL. Our Washington Correspondence. WashIK0Ton, August 28, 1350. JWr. JtfiA'MMd'l /irsignation?Supposed Cause? j ffko fUlshu Place t? Who ought to f?Executive Sessions? ff'hat Congress has done to day?Mr. Ogdtn't Promotion?^uule Telegraph Despatch. ; President Fillmore received to-day, the residualion of Mr. McKsnnan as Secretary of the Iuterior. It is rumored that the resignation contains no flattering tribute to the condition of affairs in the whole Department of the Interior, as left by I his predecessor. There was a sort of free soil ! atmosphere pervading the bureaus of the depart- j ment, and most of the principal officers therein, which was not congenial to the hich-toned notions and liberal whig principles of Mr. McKennan. Be- j ides, the appeals which were constantly made to kim, during the few days lie remained at the ! head of the department, to reverse improper deci- | aions, and fulfil untold promises made by Mr. Ewing, were enough to wear out the patience of j any man. The fact is, Mr. McKennansoon found that the post had no charms for an unambitious and unaspiring man. Therefore, he gave it up. J Who will now be appointed to the vacant post remains to be seen. He should be a man from the South, so as to balance the members of the ad- j ministration equally between the two great sec- ' tions of the country. j The best arrangement that could be made, and the one that would give the greatest amount of satisfaction, would be tor Mr. Graham to be transferred to the Department of the Interior, and Mr. Thomas Butler King to be called to preside over the Navy Department. Then all things would work smoothly and well, both as it regards the ! whig administration and the whig party. The Senate held executive sessions yesterday and to-day, but no important heads were struck off. j Many confirmitions of second and third class appointments took place; among them that of Mr. J Lathrop, of (his District, as Navy Agent. In Tyler times he was the Collector of Buffalo, a shrewd, calculating, sharp man. j The Senate, to-day, hai under consideration the bill from the House, granting bounty land to all the j soldiers of all the wars this country has ever been engaged in. It bids fair to become a law. The House had up the Texas boundary bill from the Senate Mr. Inge moved its rejection. Mr. ! Hilliatd sooke eloquently agaiust the motion, and in { favor of doing something to preserve the Union j The vote was taken by yeas and nays un Mr. Inge's motion, when 21 voted to reject the bill and 168 against rejecting it. A pretty tall show of opposition to Mr. Inge's motion. Mr. Linn Boyd movtd a compromise amendment to the bill, by proposing to tack on to it the two territorial bills for New Mexico and Utah. But ! before any test upon this novel proposition could be had, an adjournment was moved and carried. , From the kind tone and temper the House was in to-day, it is infemd that the adjustment bills will speedily pass that body, without any material alteration. Mr. Ogden, Auditor of the New York Customhouse, is here, and, rumor says, is to be appointed, lyr Coventor Corwin, Assistant Secretary of the .treasury. j ( A ?i i-imen of the rapid manner in which persons , in Washington and New York can converse with I j each other, was witnessed yesterday, at the dinner table of the National Httel.il this city. In the | basement of the hotel, l!.?in x Co. have an elegant < telegraph office. After a gentleman had taken his ( seat, with some friend.-*, at the public table, he wrote , on a card a message to a friend in Xe w York, and ] handed it to a waiter. In le^n th in fifteen minutes, before he and his friends had half finished their re- , past, n reply horn the gentleman rapbed la New York whs received, aud read at the table, accompanied with several ijuiet bruv s for ilain's \ Telegraph line. Washing r.?, August 2S 1S30. ' 'Political, Ptri <11 il, an I Ism.uI A[l*irt. I Linn Boyd, the oldest member of the House, t has undertaken the tusk of putting the ilislo- 1 cated fragment* of the old omnibus together, in order to shove the whole business through in a lump Before this reaches you, tl?c telegraph will probably have told the stoiy of the success or j failure <>f the scheme. Texas scrip i* rising Holders are not willing to aell. Goid sign. The fact is, Texas does not want the dis| uted tenitory,a?d has immediate tuc for the ten millioM. Thn money will be very ac. ceptsble, and she will not gfumble if you take twenty or thitty thousand square miles more of her frontier denrt.% so that the gets the money. She is not quite so srrt n as to refute the splendid ofler of Mr. Pearce's bill. Ten million*, did you say! Take the country, gentlemen, and give us the money. Ifr. Killmote is ilniiiinnie tin a St , rrMrv fir the Horn*- lVpariimnt. An admintitration without patronage has an uphill road to travel. Mr. Bolts, of Virginia: Mr lanyard, of iVlaware; Mr. Morehead, of Kentu<k i: Mr. Gentry, of TVnvwe; Mr. Dayton, o( mw J*nr)r, ! < ken, .. n of for Mr McKennanV \.icancy. Hut the ollicc 1 seem* to go begging. It ha* bee# three tuned ! filled,urid three tunes;th ii.doii- d, alrciidr. !! .ison: The Uhor is heavy?the ollice i* only food for ] ??>me'hirp h-** th: n two year*, uud'he spoils have ' been dt*bur?ed. Vow n i?t *vork hard?it won't j 1 pay, and )ou can't i>ru\ide for your frienilv lv;ly 1 u| rn it, lhr mau who accepts the Home IV|nttnrnt *nil ke very iwiriorte or very poor. The city of W?Mim(tnu ha* improved more this toutntmT, than during ?uy preceding year of iu existence. The tMnitbroiiiV Institution, the Washington Monunu nt, the m*j??tle eastern marble wing of the I'aUni < 'llice, h I>iiiI>Iiiik whieh, for soliility, elegance, and claiwic simplicity will compare with an) thing on ihe Comment, are all steadily progre?sii>c The canal i? neurlv retired, with a line of iron bridges, and n w wa f? and culverts. The moat elegant improvt urents are under w.iv iu the oubbc gtound* of 'he Mall, ami the oil City H.ill has been transformed into a splendid structure. New < burthen i.nd private buildings are going up, and all the** 'hunts together look very l.ttle ilk- a dissolution of the l/niou, or a removal of the scat of government. Yesterday afternoon, a mo it superb twenty-two ) (awrpcr omnibus, called the tt-n-rtl Taylor, drawn l>y six iron iith) horse*, plumed like military officers in full f? a her, floarinhed on the Avenue It is another additnn to the I nicn line, which has been ?nch a convenience to citizens an I Grangers during this lone set-* on. Nime idea of the extent f the invesimen' of KteMt and Zanderwerken in thia line rnvy be formed from the fact that they run > m> tweutv omsihuses. morr or irw; inai ir.rj n i?r iei nornca in tbeir Mablca, and nf" enlarging them to accommodate hfty more. Tkc? have expanded an imiwnw Hinmiit of money hi-f in h'liog this public desideratum, and it if gratifving in *? < ihtt they are kntawly avafniAed we had the pleamrc, yeatetday, of a ride ?round :he beighta ol < ieorgetown, in thcCtnerul Taylor, with an agreeable company, to take a li*?k at III* moleet little rottaf occupied temi*>r.titly hy th<- Prwid'nt of the failed State*, Mr Killmorr. Theaituatinn inline, comnmi ding a view f ?r nearly t?reniv mikM down Ike Potomac, to the hend at Mount Vernon, with Ji all thr irtrrvening Undw <|<e of ntiea, lipid*, fo- i reata, and the brond n*er, and ita long bridge, nod the white nail* enliv. mug t*?e ttream like -nattered v ea giilla ; hut the cottage m ?f modest a little hot a* you can find. juM h n one a* Mr Fillmore ii t not aahamed to live in. The cottage, which w.? tailed in '1M, of Mr Bennett, at IU?'ing?, on th? Hudu n, ia a caatle compared to this Georgetown cottage, in point of aire ; but the I'rem Vnt is only tempoimly tbere of night*, dnring the fever and ague season, when the IVtomae fogs arc apt to bring up the disease into the White House. I^t na fet happilv over thissUterv q-ieation, and we r\|*ct to aee aneh reunions at the White Hous?, nest winter, aa we have not had for many t long day. Wmumti'v, August 30, 1*30 S<an Mnf?Cnm. C-m , <. . There haa been a new court sitting in the Get* era I Land < office, investigating i caae of great delicacy. The court wan organized hv calling in a very ili?ti(fii*keil Senator, from the West, aa aociate ludge to the Commission r of the (Jeneral I.and ('ffice, aa Chief Juatice. The crier notified inf wm Lit, inn wiin la^viriMwiif vi bi?i rharnler court, re?t mblin* one of Mr. Shandy'* 1 beda of .malice, wm hem, touching certain matters "*tw?i a certaia'clerk in the raid Land Office and verjr prrttjr wife of another man, afainat the peace of 'he (food people of the city of Washington, and in violation of the aeventh eomntandment and the riflhta of Coagrets. It ia aaid. as an apology for thin atraa^e proceeding on the part of th?? Commui mm af iae I .and < >n?ce and hia a**ociate, the honorable Senator, that th? suspected clerk, ta scguire reapectability and e?iat>li*h a rrputa ion w.ih Mr Webatrr. re^ne^d aa r,?miaadthif the arr iaMe (>m?i?i<af r and Senator. on~nted to gire h'tn a lift, hy r hanging the ?min from the r-t* Mall ta the Land h?t, *h?d> of Motrr ftofcart Shallow. Ket( * who **er heard of a?ic?- a ! prw-d ng onsocha aubiecl If ihi? is to I* a I . 1 - ?! " precedent, the buainesa of the Land Office will re- hii quire a new brigade of clerks and messengers, be which no man can number now; and the title* to we wives here will become as complicated and intri- 1 cate as the land titles in California and other ter- lie riiories. The traces to either are so nearly aud the generally obliterated, and imperfect, thatit requires em threat moral and legal talent to settle and define im them satisfactorily. What the verdict of the court is, 1 know not; but the very trial will adv<uice the Ki defendant, and add something to the new and won- Tt derful lights of science and civil jurisprudence.? 1 Chief Justice Butterfield must have a reporter for CI his court, and I mean toapply for the place nt once, roi Gov. Voung is here, working for Maxwell. gn Philip. toj Washington, August 30, 1850. The Fartionuti of the Houu? IVhat tkev are after ami what they are doing?Clark's mischievous Speech?Father Ritchie's Cute?The Senate's ni. Course?The New Cabinet Appointee?Gen. John Tl L. Taylor's Nomination for Re-election?The Great Mail Robber in the IVest?Commissioner t0 Ewbank, fc. he The action of the House of Representatives to- d' iay, on the Texas boundary bill and the slavery fp {uestioD, was in perfect consonance with its th iction yesterday. Never has the Unien appeared ru o be in such peril as now. The House could lave acted at once on the adjustment bills from gi, he Senate,?and the belief is general that each one in >f them could have been pissed. But this was tot what the disunionists and fire-eaters wanted. They desired that action might be further delayed, H ven though Congress had already delayed it for ight months. They wished to have time to still ^ urther rouse up their constituents at Home to go itrike for disunion. They yearned to get the ab Northern free-soil members furious for the apilication of the Wilmot attachment to the Terriorial bills. < The very things they desired and panted for, ?ave been, yesterday and to day, conceded, grant- ^ d, voted to them, Dy Northern members of the louse who profess to be unyielding friends of Mr. frt '"illmore's administration! Mott of these very nen who have, by their votes, done so much ?'a, nischief, freely declare that if they cannot get the fo I'exas bill amended, they Mill vote for it as it tj,, lands. Their grand aim is to prevent the passage j >f territorial bills for Utah and New Mexico, inless thej? can first attach to them the Wilmot Hn, iroviso. 'liiey iiuve no rears of a dissolution of jyj", he Union. They are ready to ran all risks tj,f >f that kind in the pursuit of their darling ch, >biect. and they never once turn back to j,a )ehold the use to which their course of conduct is elu <ut by the Southern disunionieta. Every day they ,er ;o M as they are going, they are hut adding strength e4l o the traitorous cause of the disunionista. But a Kaj title while longer need they go on, when the diami.mists will strike the mighty blow of secession tei< vhich they contemplate. Once struck, re reat ia f?r MWhIM*. lilood will (low in torrents. Then it will he too late for the Northern mischief-makers ,,M >f this day to make amends tor their present inia- j.,,, Jeeda and suicidal course of action. ?01 Noprtvioua speech delivered this session in ei- f(|., :her house of Congress, has done, or will do, the . d, mischief that the speech of Mr. Charles E. Clark, of New York, delivered this day in the House, will Jo. It delighied the Northern abolilianists, and [he Southern disunionists. The orator's hom- ly illustrations, and grotesque apjtf-arance, kept the Mouse in a good humor; hut the sentiments the J ?hort, square-huilt old gentleman uttered, and the * Joctrines he avowed, caused the abolitionists and j Jisunionists to rejoice?no doubt with Satan him- > sell"?in the inmost recesses of their not altogether uncongenial souls. * We are ull at sea asain, in regard to the settle- to ment of the ?lavery q irstion, and God only knows tjie when, if ever, we thall behold land otice more. . I luting the morning hour in the llouje to-day, w'; he subject of bringing Father Kitphie, of the ing Union, before the bar of the House, and compel- the ling hiin to give up the names of his correspond nts and secret editorial assistants, which he reFused before Mr. Stanley's Investigating Commit- ?"< It e, was discussed by Mr. Mead ami others, but uot fid< tel. Tli>-|.|. ivo?? jut srion on it was tri'ide, B(. and sustained. Mr. Stanley, who has the floor to cliw the debate, will therefore make his sneech. rt''1 and I hen the matter wdl he discard of?110 doubt j his proving 1 ; th?-r Ritchie's venr proper course fc;u, ci'c i hiluci, and bidding him go forth ut In* pleasure. The Senate s;>ent some tune in considering the 8 land Imunty bill from the House to-day, and then all went into executive session?after which, that body m( adi< urnod over to Monday. . the heads of Maxwell, Lewis and Ewhank are still on, mid will be, until Monday next, at all da event*. The nomination of the po.-iiu.i?i<.'i at liar- ro< tifViiit)/, Penn., was continued. of The resident bus tendered the office of the Se- , rretaiv of the l<t-pmtmcut of the Interior to the hii Hon. Mr. Jenkins, of Augu.-ti, lieorgia, an emi- nil uent lnw)er, a distinguished citizen, an upright loi num. a infect gentleman, and a sterling whig of i>ri the Dim nh*. lie warmly rs commended lei to President Fillmore by the whigs in Congres* j isr ftom Georgia. Mr. Jenkins, aome year<since, was | he the speaker ol the popular brunch of (he Georgia pu legislature, and made a VetJ efficient, lirm and ut. ( ( |iib.r |'r?M'iiii!r officer. If he accept* the d<?- tie partnieM now tendered tu luni, he will, in the rsti- | n a ion of ihot-< who know huu well, iu%ke a spl. u- vei did cabinet minister. I Vr Tli. lien John I.. Taylor, of the C'liilicotli^ dis- 1 hig trict, (>hiw, has received the nomination of the whig ; Tli o,-|\ , ntion ot hi* district for ><--elcction. lie is a lift) lngh-mir.ded jreiitl. man in every sense of the term, Ye nod a Isnhful Kepreteatativc in Congress. While an< I. i here a'tendi..g to hi* dutiea, his whig friends all at In mi will not fatl to tec that he is again trium< I mi | h Rtl]f elected. i by Infoimutton ha* been telegrat.hed to the Poal ; cli ' flier lie^artm at to-day. from tbe West, that a ha late m?tl contractor, residing in Ohio, who formerly *i?i csrtud on a verr extensive m ail -carry inis b isme?s, an but f?il< d in it, h is been detected in robbing the Mi mail, Int hus absconded. The department his hti < ut i> graphic orders for his anprehetuion and sr> reel, to the |iro|* r quarters 1 forbear givins his j tin nsine, until more is known on ths subject of the )'i robbery. |?t Artit lea, impeaching the official conduit of Mr. j Cornm --eioner Kwbank, have been sent to the He- | nt* ni 'c, aud are now in the possession of that holy j Tl 'I l.i \ i hartre !? it Mr Ewbaak has, unlawfully and cei eainst usuge, prostituted his ofticiol position to fa- i mil i iif ft* ft tin nut 11 riin ? < ! ? <I u iiK I 1 m ?'? ? ? l. irnta. The charirea bring hoin? to tkr C.iinrnn- tin noner the proof of gro?a violation of (he law? of gu Conp'fP and the nilr? of the I'ateat Office. |>l?Tne Con u'ii' ioner ia a doomed man. Ilio rrjec- nn< lion ><y the Senate seema inevitable. th< ??? aoi Wash moron, Auguat 30, ISTiO. gr T1,i ILmm to-Jay?JttKrv II'laTi Plouqk laid on the '"I TaUt?Fiithrr Rilihu?liunt/rlrunH and Mr Vngtiw It, the Painter, rrrnu Mr. Stanly? tot HH Sla 'try tttlh? Trrai Rruntlary? Canal around fie (ht Fall* of St. Mary, %-c. J There km a good deal of aport in the Houae to- ,jir Jay The patent, or rather the bill for the exten thi Men of the patent, of Jethro Wood, for that plouch, ?aa laid upon the table. ThU we regret very ' nut h, on account of two or three interesting young nia adiea, the hnreaaea of Mr Wood, who hare been hei lere w itting for the moving of the watera for half JJJ i year. I>?( If it were not for regreta on uccotint of hea? young la.lo ?, we ahould say that the House are lad done a good thing wl Some time ago, aa an offset to the Galphina, Mr p/, itanly got up a committee to make a good many Inn }<jiiiriea again.*! the late democratic adminiatra '*v ion; and among them, they were to ioquire wh > j^'( imi the author of the " Hnndelcund" (anti-tariff) |?^a I er? published in the f'atrm, mm' thrae year i tatl CThe committee called Father Ritchie hefjrc |oo m, bat he refused to anawer. They called Mr th^ tengrtark, a h.'iiae painter, a democrat, who haa a hat ?rf?r in the mmrmenii of the democratic cluba of W'i he city, and he refused to aniwer. de? Mr Staiily, therefore, offered a reaolution pro- j ruling for ilir artnl of Kitchie and Sengataofc, and m* II . wif-j wr nrongnt Orlore II 'U* for COOtrmpI }l Ihf flfd f, mmillrr of lllf Hna*. Mill The resolution roming up this morninf. Mr. nrf (?chcn? k amused the tlntiw with serio-comic*! ,t | ^ eech. ii ridicule of the resolution; indMr Meade sta followed, in vindication of K ^i??-r Ritchie's con- rVr letTipt of the < ontmitlee; all of wht< h, we thmh, hit ?m w??te of tu ?e? both the rei?i|ution And the m i ilehate upon it. And the idea of making a pnnoner the of Father Ritchie, for contempt of the fiou* com- pur niitte* is a eirrple absurdity, wlirn so larje a por mi lien of the public preaa regard* the whole Houso por with wmf degree of contempt, a factious, diaor- tba ganired bod? of political clique* . The o^iect ol Mr Stanly was to prove tH??t Mr f|,K Hurhe, while C<-mmia?ioner of the I'atent t illice, w.ia guilty of waating the public time in writing ft,,) " llundelcund" free trade articles tor the f'nirm, U(<, and to Ihia extent operated to bring tlf patronnfe rra of the government into conflict with the freedom of tI>| rlectii ns ; a similar resolution having been otl?rel Ml on the other aide for information respecting the roqw of letter writer* under the official fMy of , ,'Ujton, Kwmg and Co. trn N otwiihatanding the official cori? of letter writers ,he ?f Clay ton Ar C* hod ?>ecome something of a pub- (or Ic nuisnnre, the inquires of the House upon the iwh,ecl arc ra'her a smvll potato hu?in<-s?,es, ?c al w?, * when they |*oc*ed to the arrvsting of Alitor* of irwsrapers for contempt of the commons ln,r -<nate oure tried the experiment up^n a ooirenp^ T lent of the HrmM ; Nit they that It wM lifts ,h< >uyipg elrj-kaat ?tiey conl-i eotkinf wilfc n; they had no place to keep him, and he had to i fed. And so, after feeding him lor several . eks, they wisely resolved to let him go. With this example before them, we presume the use will forego the suggestion of arresting Fa(r Kite hie, as it ta very likely they will yet see ough of the elephant without arraigning him for pection before the bar of the House. \t the expiration of the morning hour Father tchie was laid aside, and the Senate took up the xaa boundary bill. Mr. Clark, of New York, took the floor. Mr. ark is a, short, tnick set, good humored looking, sy-faced, elderly gentleman, with a venerable ay h'-ad, and the priestly crown of old age on the p of it?that is to say, " lit* has but little hair on the top of hli head, The place where the hair ought to grow." we t>nouid lake linn to De a (rank, sociable, zy, domestic, plum old fashioned codger, ndof a good joke, and a gfcod dinner, and a good ght's re?t; and not ut all given to the blue*, ilia opinion was strengthened by liia speech. He oke of the indemnity to Texas as a robbery of e treasury, and ridiculed the idea *f Texas going war with some bitterness. He was like the boy, i did not care so much about the cake, but he aliked the may in which it was proposed to cut But notwithstanding the strong tincture of ;e Boil with which the s|>eech was seasoned, ere was a vein of fun, and a string of jokes runog through it, which keiit the House in a flow of lighter all the way, and lett them in a very ainiae disposition. Master Brooks ouiie in for a good c.re of the criticism of 'his colleague ; but it was that jocular vein which exi>ends itself in a arty laugh instead of a race from the constables er the fields of BUdensburg. As to progress in business, there was none. The ouse appears to have fallen back like a deid eight upon the old horse-mill tramp of s|teeches the hour, to the adjournment. And that's all s can make of it today. There appears to be me difficulty about the boundary of Texas, and out the money, and it is possible the House may t be driven to the appointment of commissioners settle the questions of the line aud the indemf'he Senate to-day have ordered to a third readl the uill granting .VJO,0(K) acres of land to the ate,,of Michigan, to aid in the construction of a ip canal around the Sault Bk. Marie, a full ?f 21 l in the Straits connecting Lake Superior with ke Huron. This fall at present cuts of! the navition with Lake Superior, and the canHl. intenrlni open the steamboat trade between Buffalo and e copper mines of that great inland sea. !n Executive session the debate was continued r>n the case of Collector I-ew s, and his banking d financial operations. No conclusion. He ana lxwell and Kwbank go over to next week, but y have each ach<uire of running through, to a Mice of bei.ig rejected. Mr. Webster is said to ve a firger in the pie, and he is also s-tid to hold :li a tight rein over the department of the Inior in its judicial affairs, that it is found to be L-eedingly difficult to get a man to go into the d department. This, however, we suppose to gammon, as Mr. Webster it> ertainly compet to understand the limitation of the powers and ctions of his office. And we suppose th.it Mr. iKennan went home simply because his Departnt could not pay for a two years' term?the ils being appropriated by Mr. K wing, who, in ug out, left his kith and kin at least comfort,1bread and buttered, like a good Christian and a riot. Washington, Aug. 27, 1850. Trip to Mount Vernon. " What, that hallowed nam* Vfcleh freed the Atlantic! May we hope the lame or outworn Kurope' With the ?ouad ariae, .ike Samuels rh&du to sttul ri muaarabio eyes, 'be prophet! of youi.K t'rerdoin, lummonsd far roo clinies of Washington and Uolliar." t is incumbent upon the believer in the Prophet make at least one pilgrimage in his life-time to t tomb of tne founder of hi? religion. The bones lich whiten the desolate sands of the surround; deterts mark the routes to Mecca, and confirm ! Mahometan's devotion to his faith. If the se creed of an impost jr has conquered the bast, 1 holds it in subjection, und its believers to a -lily fearless of death, why should we wonder Ihe expansion of the great truths of civil und igious liberty, established by Washington and compeers, under the guidance of the Kuler pleirel When we meet at the tomb of " l'ater tr.u'," the disciples and teachers of liberty from quitters of the round earth, we can recognise in h pilgrim" to such a ihriM, the ditl'usiou of the ?lime principles of self government, which, in e teuton, aie destined to sweep even the deep>ted friinticitm of the M wleni from the minarets Stamboul <>nd the ieserts of Arabia. As the believer in Mahomet leaves the timb of 11'rophet with a deeper conviction of thedivi- | y < i hi* fuith, en the believer in man's capicity 1 r self govera mmt, and in the beauty, glory, | jsperitv, and berietie-'ncc of thisl'uianof ours, i ines the tomb of Wer-hingti n, with his patriot- ! n and Ins (aiHi revived un.i illuminated?hi* urt expanded. his prejudices di-Mpated, and his i rjotef re-eatabliehej to labor to preaer/e the . nd fabric of a free-bom empire, which it u our [ Ktro prmi ge in inn;i?n aua to|i". 'rum tin- foui.Jjti(ni c I the government down to itt-rdjy, the only available approach t? Mount rnon, Irorn Witthington city, h is been by the h loud, over the rorgh hills, Irom Alexandria, ry who have tried the exj>eriment of hiring a rk, in W-bhinaton, (or the journey to Moiwt toon and hack, nave found it almott a?expen<ive, 1 more laborious, than n journey lo New York, hough tlie distanro to the former ia only fifteen lea. Tine enough, steamboats have daily passed this clastic ground; hut the river is wide, the nunel ia on the opposite shore, and passengers ve been foihidd-n an entrance from the river le. The re?ult has been that hundred* of prrsoas itiullv visiting the nptul. have failed to reach tint \ ernon.necaule of the lime, the expc-nse, >1 the dilliculty tn getting there. SVe take pleasure in announcing to the public, rough the world-wide circulation of the iVnr rk Jlmild, thai ali these impedimenta arc at ,gth i- moved. n company of our tin/ens have recently put on th? <iv<r a swift, light draft steamboat, the loinas Collyer, Cap:.in Corson, sii-i, by a suci>muI negotiation with ( olonel John A. Wush|ton, thf proj>rietor of the Mount Vernon estate, ve obtained the privilege of erecting a wharf at foot of the hill, and Imdina piwngers within nshot of the house. The wharf is nearly comted. The steamer made her lir-t trip yesterday, d. taking occasion of a lull in Congress, and of [ beautiful day. we went down, in company with it' sixty passengers. They were mostly stranrs, who gladly availed themselves of so delightan excursion, for the trifling expose of a dollar round trip. I'aminK down the river, it* wide expanse of iter, the undulating and softly variegated hills of Ids and forest lan<t. nouid com|* nsate the trailer, till pai-siog the frowning butlements of the ivy fortress on the left, w hen his attention is ected t* th poplara, on the hill, t* the right, for it is tfce sjiot where Washington was at kome, 1 hard r>jr hu aahes rrrx.-fe. ["he Uniting w u readily effected, and the comly ascended, by a difficult nod stony path, to the in-ioB?an avenue of approach totally inhibited, retnfore, to the pubbc. Attending from the >wth of wild shrubbery and woods, which give > declirity of the hill the appearance of a deted plantation run to seed, we ionr within th? a of the demesnes immediately pertaining to the ablishment. There are the staMea going to rck? half dozen neatly built I rick and wood jiro housea becoming hoary and dismantled?th? ra of bnck walls, originally surrounding the m, half buried in the eart?. and rank with a fusion of weeds?tl?e mansion itself, threadbare I desolate in ita exterior, as if uninhabited?the lutifol lawn, sprinkled over with wild vegenn, and even the negroes, prcanlnmea and all, king antique and venerable, m if belonging to oUiea time. The drowsy a<nin*|>hcre of ruin iga over everything, etcept the memory of isbington, which sanctifies and beautifiea the olation. t would take more time than we have at comnd. nnd greater space than a business daily er ran spare, to describe all tlia' is to he seen a walk about Mount Vernon The mansion da no description It ia sufficient to say, that is a two storied house, weather-boarded, and ccoed ?o as to represent a building of cut stone, n to the seams between the severs! stones, i/cntal ar.? vertical?that it has a wide portico lont exterdug the whole length (Wi feet) of I inMing. and to the height or the eaves, supt?d by right iquare columns of wood, origiI* atuccoed to represent stone, and that the tico is surmounted by a light '>a lertrade ; and t on the snmnvt of the building there is a ca wi?h II weather rane 01 jut ( wallow in full lit, th* gilding preti* well |>m>erv*H, notw,thiiriing the rum* and torma of half a century. 1 ihrre are alao two comfortable homn, one >n each eide, uniform in ai*e mil atyle, in th? r of Ihr main building, yet ?t*nHing out parly in relief, and each connected with the maan by a coveted archway, mipported by light graceful colnmna of wood, and curving round lie segment of a circle to the main pie -This icgrment learea an open court in the rear, in entre of which ia th* circular carnage way the increaa and egreaa of carnage*, for it the ?i4 Washington the onlr approach to the houae on that aide, and even till yeaterday all rlaltera i ranching from tha rirer front were regarded aa MM he doora being thrown open upon both aid?a of main hull, the company entered, withoat further i tauor.y, ta ?efect the roonu op-o ta the i public. These consist of the main ball, of the dining hal1 at the north end, and a little parlor, or atudy, adjoining it. Several engraving* ornament both bide* of the hall, among tbem a bittern in flight, and two pictures representing different Hcenes in a fox hunt, a favorite pastime in the Old Dominion But the first object which a'tracu the eye is the black and dingy key of the Bastile, in a little glass case, nailed up against the wall on the Bouth side. This relic of that awful dungeon was presented to Washington by Lafayette. Clone by it, is an enfraving representing the sturdy republican* of 'aris, nunareds of them tearing the Bastile into fragments. The room* of the building are generally small, the ceiling* low, but there is an evidence of taste and expense in the ornamental wainscotting with which they are finished. The dining hall is comparatively large and commodious, with a lofly vaulted ceiling, arid command* a fine opening to tha north through a spacious window. An immense old fashioned bureau, or hook case, stands in one corner. Against the walls are

several engravings, and a large painting of a family group, life-size, of the mother and children of the present proprietor, that gentleman himself apitearinv in lh?? irtnnn uu ihi> nU?iii n( th? nfl*unrin.> a tin* looking Boy of lifteen. The mantel piece is a rhef d'orvre. It wa? a present from Italy to Washington. The sup|>orting columns are of variegated marble, portions of it of the richest I have ever seen?the entablature is of a milky white, and beautifully wrought in bas reliefs upon i(? face. In the centre is represented a group of a milk maid, bearing upon her head a goatskin full of milk, a c?w is at her side, and a closely collected Hock of sheep in front, with a shepherd in the back ground. The woman is leading a child by the hand?to the right, attended by his dog, a plowboy, after a good day's work, is unhitching hii' horses fiom the plow, which is turned over in the furrow?to the left is represented a young girl at the well, pouring out a bucket of water into another vessel, and a child is near her with its apron full of sticks, to light the evening fire. How beautifully appropriate all this. In the little parlor or study adjoining these, are four large engravings of tha defence of Gibralter by the British, against the combined sea and land forces of Spain and France ; and a faded painting of some colonial landing scene, sits upon the mantelpiece. Against the hack wall of the tireplace in relief, is the crest and arms of Washington, a griftin upon a ducal coronet, which rests upon a ball, with the initials of G. W. The rest of the establishim-nt being occupied by the family, is closed against the public. But the room in which Washington died is said to remain now with its furniture, and vials of medicine upon the mantelpiece, as in the day of his death; and from this room even ihe family are excluded. Across ihe lawn, towards the river, on the verge of the rapid descent of the wooded hill-side, against a venerable Spanish oak tree, is the ice well, shelteied by a summer-boute. But the walls of the well are caving in, and the summer-house over it is gray wiih age. A hundred yards to the right, in a mnall Held, which whs planted this year in broom corn, and amidst a clump of old oaks and decaying cedars, is the original tomb ot \\ ashington.? Here, too, the walls are caving in, and with the fall of a corner of the arch, a cedar lies prostrar-, li.lt cut in two, the negro, i>erha|?, having suddenly thought of something else before the job of removing it out of the way was completed. A hundred yards or so, to the west of the old tomb, is the new one, where, through the iron grate, the sarcoohage of Washington and his consort are seen side by ude. To the right, eiicloted by an iron railing, r hnndsome obelisk marks the s|>ot where repo*e the renmins of Mrs Conrad, a grand niece of Washington, and late the wife ofMr. Conrad, the present Secretary of War. Heaps of brush lie in the immediate vicinity of the tomb, the remains of trees and shrubbery cut down, giving even to this sacred spot a neglected and wast> ful appearance. The or- j chard of ap,ile trees adjoining, and covering the slope ot the hill, relieved, somewhat, the general monotony and decay, by the bountiful crop of fruit with which the trees were loaded. While it cannot be denied that the first impresFion of the visiter to Mount Vernon, is the aspect all over it of neglect and decay, hf cannot fail to remark in all the arrangements of the buildings, theareen house, the garden, the paved way to the stables, the ruins of the brick wall around the luwn, and in ell ihr dnffll of the homestead, the evidences of the taste, the method, the order and neatness, the simplicity, and yet the elegance which characterized the domestic establishment of Washington. The view from the mansion of the broad Potomac, here ? mile wide, of Fort Washington, and j the surrounding hills of Mary land and \ irginia, is j fun* The summit level of the hill being a hundred and fifty feet ul>ove the river, commands a tine proa r 11 ur,u "? MWW II mr "uraui But enough for the present of lame descrip'ion. Wf can |*-rnaps account for thr tumble.,|own ?[ pettrance of tiling* hi M< unt Vernon. The om-uiit rtream of visiter* is. necessarily, a aouru? of constant an no J ance to tlir family, and must continue to be. Col. Washington would readily di?pM? of the estate lo thr government It has been reduced, by division, from its onginal 7,6<X> acres, witti a? much more adjoining, to about 1,3m) acre*; and perhaps if 100,(m 0 would buy it. (jtvi-rniMit ought to take possession. It c.in only he 11 n iticumbrince o a family; end government alone can afford to preserve thr propertv fioni total ruin. We do not *0 mu?h Kl?fr? Mr Wsshmjjtoa for ncjlretin; th" presrrvstion of hi* proj*rty, when the in ''jsini visits of the public render it almost valueless.? Government ought to buy the estate. The land could !>e devoted to the ?upt>ort of the widow* and orphans of Revolutionary soldiers, and the house itself could be given into the custodv of a corps of invalids from the war*. What a delightful retreat j for our invalid soldiers' We trust that lien. Davis will posh forward his , bill for the puichase of Mount Vernon for this purpose, or, if for no other pur|H>ar, for the single objict ?.f o,< mng the place to the public, no that they may visit it without the drawback th*t tliry are intruding upon a private f amily. It ia wrong in itsell ihut a private family should be taxed without compensation, for Ihr public bvnrfit. The thanks of the public, however, are due to Col. Wellington, for his consent to the o|iening of a steamboat nmnnltiiin Itan tin* my, wMrk mil 1 <ii to increase Ins visiters 'by hundreds5 and the public thanks are also due to our enterprising citizens who have established the medium of an easy and <|ui<:k trip lo Mount Vernon, occupying a few hours only, and the cum total of one dollar for the round trip. Strangers will learn when to go by inquiring at Brown's Hotel. We take the liberty to extend to Mr. Bennett and his family, should they com*- to Washington this season, an invitation to visit Mount Vernon by the steamer Thomas Collyer. It will pay for several hours, in those associations of the visit which will last far a lifetime. ' Pa/re rl 4?<-mrMm til pro pair 16 aun " It is thr sentiment of a thousand years. And we cannot but envy the glorious immortality of Wash^ Hie .IOUICU iu um IUIIIIU;, IIMI t wbow character it atamped U|X>n ita unrivalled grandeur and prosperity. I tut we are getting 1 lengthy. We rtiamina our fellow-viaitera withojt ceremony, Maying nothing of the pic-nic with the ladiea ; and congratulate the public upon the opportunity of a trip to Mount Vernon Ijt a dollar W. Oar Balttman Carmpandmet. Baltimoki, Aug. SI, 1890. Mai! Rubbtr Arrrtttd?TtrrihU Acciritni? Indtjtndmt Urtyt? TV Bmnk Fuilmrt, f-c. A young man named Stephen Morgan has been arreated at Chaptico, Md , and committed for trial on the charge of atealing letter* from the mail, at varioua time*, containing moaey to the amount of about $700 t >?e of the eecret agents of the Department, Dr. Fiupatrick, waa aent to ferret the matter oat, and aucc^eded in trapping him with a decoy letter ia hia iwaeeaaioa, and alao discovered among hi* p*prr? other evidencea of (Mill. He ia a me mkrr of on* of the n?o??t reapected anti wealthy families in Si. Mary a county, and hitherto auataineri an unblemished character. A terrible accident occurred yeaterdav r n the Siif.<]tirhahna railroad The . r frain, on croaaing n bridge, a few milea l?eyond the city, waa 1 ol?aerved by the conductor to jolt very heavily, but 1 <<ii looking back nothing could he aero, and 'h?y caine on to the city (>a arriving, the wheels of ih* ' cara were ecamined and apata of blood diacovered, ! with a part of a maa'a coat la the gearing The 1 conductor immediately atarted back with n loco- 1 motive, and on arming at the bridgr, the body of a man waa discovered >n the water beneath, horribly J crashed, having, on being mn over, Ullea through ' the openiaga ia the bridge. The body waa brought 1 to the city, aad all eflorta to identify it proved abortive. The Independent Grey#, which company vim ted New York ia the Spring, have at laat split, thirty ' of the membera having laat night withdrawn The 1 eredera will form a new company, ralledjih* Law tireya, nnder the cotnmiad of Captain France, " formerly the commander of the I.ight Infantry at 1 Washington The journeymen tailors of thia city, numbering I al>oiit 1 **), of whom UK) are (>rmiana, are pre- f faring tor a amae. i noee wao won ror step declare that thf jr canaot m%ke mor* tli?a f 1 90 p?r J w?k, whf n the* h?*f steady work, which is but ' Kldon The jr have adopted a constitution an-l by law*, identical with that of the New York ' tail on' Protective Uaioa. They aJao propose to ea> tabliah atom similar to those of New Tork. * Four dollar notes, purport in jr to he of the Parmer*' and Merchants' haak of Frederick, Heia* altered from the Botes of aome broke* baak, ia ao- < wtae like Ike geaaia*, have been pal ia circulatioa < ia thia city. Not bin* aew has heea heard from the Havre de ' (Iraoa haak. All to kept aileat, and the koldera 4 ite left to wkittle far theii mosey < CmtmUm wt tki TMWkrn of (k( Demi and Dub, Thin convention assembled on Thursday moi irg, about nine o'clock, at the chapel 0/ the Ins tution of the Deaf and Dumb; and, in accordao with a motion passed at the previous meeting, t proceedings commenced with the exposition of portion of Scripture, and a prayer, read in the It guage of signs. In addition to the number of delegates present the first day's proceedings of the convention, 1 have to mention the following gentlemen:?Dr. F. King, Superintendent of the Public Schools New Jersey; Messrs. F. A. Spofford and E. Peet, of the New York Institution; Rev. C. Stot from the American Asylum forfthe Deaf and Dum Hartford, Conn.; and Mr. II. Hirzel, Principal the Asylum for the Blind, at Lausanne, Swita land. In the absence of the lion. Christopher Morga the vice president, the Rev. W. W. Turner w elected to act in his place until his arrival. Bui ness commenced with the reading of the minut of the last meeting, which were adopted, with son corrections in reference to the order of business. The reports from committees being now in orde Dr. Harvey P. Peet, as chairman of the Committi on Business, submitted the following reports:? 1. An article on significant action in the pulpit. 2. Some considerations, why deaf-mutes are n more subject to insanity than ine blind. 3. Plan for a syllabic manual alphabet. 4. Deaf-mute instruction. 5. Moral state of the deaf and dumb previous education, and the result of religious in!luen< among them. Questions for discussion :? 1. Resolution relative to the census. 2. Resolution relative to tne introduction of manual alphabet into the common schools. 3. Information by the principals of the instil tions in answer to the Question contdined in tl fifth volume of the Annals of the Institution for tl Deaf and Dumb, and Blind. 4. Resolution relative to the establishment of periodical. The anonymous communication, the subject which was "Deaf Mute Instruction," was read I Dr. Peet. The Hon. Jamkd W. Bkkkman moved th this communication, as it was presented wit out the author's signature, be not publish along with the other regular reports, although was otherwise highly worthy ot consideratio The motion was seconded and carried. Professor J. A. Cary then read an able artic U|>on the subject of significant action in the pulp Anotherpaper wan read by Prof. D. E. Barti.? The subject, which was treated of with much afc lay. was the acquisition of language. Professi C. w. Morkis also read a long aud interesting a tide, giving some considerations why the de mutes are not more subject to insanity than tl blind, After some remarks of a statistical natur made ui>on this subject by Dr. Peet, Messrs. Pe tingill, Morris, Cary, Henry and Turner, Mr. Bar i.et moved, that, as it was a point of great impoi anc?, the question be referred to the consideratic of a sj*cial committee, which motion was adopte Dr. I'm moved that the resolution on the cu ject of the census be considered, which was the read by the President. Mr. Cary made some remarks in reference the imperfections of the census,which were co firmed by Mr. Brown. The resolution was then carried. Another r solution upon this subject was also passed. A plan far a syllabic manual alphabet, by M Burnet, was then read. Dr. I'eet moved that this subject be referred a select committee, to bo ap^oiuted by the chair. The gentlemen coir posing the committee we Dr. l'eet, Professors liartlet and Cary, and M Burnet. A metion was then made, that Mr. Burnet's r marks be enrolled in the minutes of the convei tion. It was now moved that the convention take recess until three o'clock, at the expiration which time the meeting re-assembled. A communication from Mr. Wetmore was rea by the President, and the invitation it contain* unanimously accepted. Pt. I'kit then read some resolutions from tl Committee on Business, which were laid upon tl Uble, to be taken up for discussion at the projx time. Mr. Brown offered a resolution? That cn the d<-m?nd ol iM.-?aten ffnm two inxtiti tienx. a vote shall b? taken b? iaxtitution* each bell entith d to one Tote aud an additional vote from crei twenty pupils attending the aume. The resolution wuu adopted, after tome discu eion. The following resolutions were then submittc to the consideration of the convention : ? RffOln d. That at the enure of a??f mute inatra lion would be veiy greatly promoted by hiring a p liodical rp> clnlly devoted to that can**, to be iaru?' and to be of common property; It will be anitar tl control and management of all the Institution* for tl d? af and dumb. Keaolved. That a special committee, compoaed i r ne from e*ch In'tituilnn reprenxted in tbli conrei tinn be appointed to con ider the expediency of catal li>-bic>^r auch a periodical und to conaidvrthe beat pla of our effecting thia object Tlu-?f resolutions were also seconded an adonted. Mr. Officer then offered a resolution? That It la Inexpedient to receive deaf and dam children, an pupil* into onr listitutions ex *ept in *p< clal eater, under the age of ten year*. and that, In ot opinion, twelve would by a more aultable age tor ai ml'alor utile** It would Interfere with the length < tim? rpent in achool. Thta resolution opened a wide tield for discut mod, <uid after a Iodk ?*n<l animated debate, in whic almost every inemiier of the convention took a BCtive part, was carried. Mr. W. Cooke then presented the following r< solution:? That, in the opinion of thia convention. the meohi nlcai education of the denf mutea la second la inpni tan< e only to ttelr intellectual and moral eduoatioi ami It ^oulil fci in a distinct department In all toat tut ten* for the instruction of the deef and dumb Another resolution was ottered l?y Mr. Wixm Hi ?k, vii:~ Hesolfed. That the moral wvlfare of the drat mul chlldl*n who are ripened to corrupting Influence* bi fore ad mi sum into deafanl dumb lnHltutioa*, d mand* that tome mearure ahould be devlced to pri Tide for earlier inatruetiJn and moral culture. It wns carried. Mr Hkow.n <-(frrfd the following resolution which wen* adopted:? Rrnlfid That a p?titl >n k# presented to the hon< rati* Secretary of the Interior. setting forth the in I - INN anil talue to the cause of the d'-af and dum ! i. i?lag aMnbhlist of all the Jraf niutw. ?l( tfce age mi. prof. ?tlon. kt . extracted from tha orlg nal schedules. aad included in an abstract to b> pul llshsd by the authority of tbe government. 2. That tbr President be re.|ue ted to warrant th raid petition Id the name and behalf ofthia conrentloi Mr. Bkown alao prr*< u <*.1 Wi- following aen? of ie?c.lulione, which were likewiae p ins-d :? Rwoliri. That Ibis rmn ntlon. baring learned wit much pleasure that a Tot# In sow pending in l'(S|rm (ranting a munificent donatio* of public land* to tl support of tbe iDlnnr. * most ardently desire tl pa?-age of a law securing to tka Insane a fund p?rp?ti all* devoted to their relief 2 That mnaldering th* relative number* of tl deaf and dumb tbeir strng claims on public benon lence. aad the expenses Incident to their Instru-tln and preparation for the dutlcaof life they are entltl* to aid trcm tbe general government 3 That ht'uld anything be doaa in Congress for tt relief of tbe deaf and damb. a provision should I made which wonld secure to all the Indigent tl benett of a thorough edaoation. 4 That for tha pnrpoaa Indicated, no lent tha tlirae fourths aa mack public land* shouM be glren i tha deaf and dumb aa la granted to tk* support! lunatics 5. That In eaee Congress skonld deem It ln*xp*dl?( to grant to tka deal and dumb In as larga a meaaui as abore Indicated. It la respectfully suggested thl whateret similar donation! of lands may I* made, shall b? unrestricted by any condition securing thai immediate u?e of the aame Mr. lit mirr next preaented the following real lotion ..r-- i in io? ti?W oi (rip rnnTrnuoa. in rami introduction of a manual alphabet Into tta . i mmunlty. *01114 both fnralab th* b*?t m??n? ol git i nit prarttr* In orthography and prodaea grrat adrai tagai to deaf route*. In tar muting tba iMnaar; ooa nunleai Inn with *trang?r? >nd greatly laeroaae thai octal anjoyairnt* The introduction of auch an alphabet wu prii ripnlly opposed by Mr Hrown, anil, aftrr < on?i<l# rable diacuaaion, il waa movH by Mr lienrr th? I be laid upon the table ; which waa accordingl Ion#. Mr. Tin*** then mo?ed that the meeting ad otirn until aine o'clock ne*t morning; which mr ion waa unanimoualy adopted, and the proceed nga cloard with a prayer in the language of aifna. THIRD DAY. Thia body aeaembled *n Friday morning, at th laual hour, and the proceeding* commenced aa o he day previoua Hon C. Morgan, in the chair ? The minutea of the la at meeting were read b Mr. Pert, and were adoKed with aome alight al r ration Mr. Moaaia wiahed that the title of hi* p< wr, gi*mg aome consideration* why the dea nutea are not more aubject to inaanity thai th >lind. ahonld be altered aa followa i? An en^uir a he the r the deaf mutea are more anhject to ioitn ty than the blind L>r. Purr. aa chairman of the Committee 01 Uueineaa, atibmitted the following reportai? 1. The importance of a higher atandird of edu :atioa for the deaf and dumb 2 The eoarae of I a* ruction. Mr Stohm aim rend the communication of thi ommittee appointed to conaidcr the expediency t >*tal>li*hing a periodical. The l*per on the moral atate of the deaf am lamb, and the menaa and reanlta of religion inllu nee among them, waa now taken up fo?. di.acti* won AAeraome rrmaikjnpon thnaHl>V-ct, tnal' r by Metiers. Woodruff, Officer and Drown the piper was adopted The paper on the importance oJ a higher standard of education for the deaf and dumb, wa& next in order. Measra. Brown, Stone, ^ Officer, and Turner made some observations on thin ice point, at the unclusion of which the piper was l. adopted. Mr. Stow* offered a resolution, that in the * opinion of thia convention, in consideration of the in- great dilliculties attending the education of the deaf and dumb and the state of profound i&'norance ot on their pnrt. with which it is commenced, the time allotted to the course of instruction, and during . Nt which pupils are maintained in our institutions, F. should be very mitertilly extended, which was 'n Inconsequence of the impossibility of some of the B- delegates attending the deliberations of the eon ic, vroiion during tne afternoon, it wan moved and ib, adopted that the rules of business be laid on the taf ble for the present, in order Ihit subjects of greater 1 interest may come up first for discussion. :r On the subject of a periodical, Mr. Stone read ! the following resolutions, as drawn up by the spen? ci *1 committee:? * Kenolved, That, In the opinion of thii convention, it ii- is expedient to sustain a periodical, to be devutei to es tbe Interests of our profession ie 3. That the periodical shall bee tiled " The Amerieaa j Annals of tbe Deaf and Dumb." adopting the natne, | sise, price, time of issuing, and general appraraace or . ' tbe publication of that aauu recently issued at ttartford, Conn., and being considered as a continuation of tbe series there ooiumenced. 1 3. That the periodical shall partake of a selentiflo Ot and also popular character, embracing the widest I range of subjects connected with the education of th? ! dee/and dumb, and artieles of a narrative or imagina! tive cast, such as will be interesting to eduoated deaf to | uutrt and their intelligent friends 4. That this periodical shall be issued ia the city of i New York. under the charge of an editor appointed by ; the New Yerk Institution until tbe nest meeting ot tlw j Instructors ot the deat and dumb. 6. That, while it (ball be tbe daty of the editor t? a j suderinlend the printing and publishing of the paper, his oflce as editor shall lie rimply to decide upon the U. literary merits ot the articles preseated for the work, ie leaving tbe authors solely responsible, under their own l,e 1 signatures, for the tentiment* they contain 8. That the expenses of printing and publishing th? j periodical shall b? defrayed by the different institua tions, in proportion to the number ot pupils in each, while the funds.wblch may be reoetved from the sub?oriof bers to the work, shall be appropriated to oompeasata y) the editor for his labor; provided,that, in caie the sua should exceed twa hundred dollars per annum, the exat cess shall go to defray the expenses of tbe publleation. ? h- These resolutions were read and passed s*pa- m j ratcly. The fourth of this aeries led to apro'racted ~ it and animated discussion, which was suspended, by n, a motion for a recess, until half-past two o'clock. After dinner, the discussion of this subject wu le resumed in a spirit of compromise; and, in place of it. the fourth from the above series, the following r* were unanimously substituted :? ,j'. Revolved, That tbe convention appoint the editor _ of tbe proposed periodical. 2. That a general committee be appointed, eoniitst- I " ing ol one delegate from eaeh institution, to aot aJ m committee of correspondence, and as the authoritative "" rei rf-f ntative of this convention when not in session, e, 3. That an executive committee ot three person* bs t- appointed, to whom such matters as may bs required | r. man rxi reierrea 07 ine eunor J -t. 4. That this periodical shall be Issued under th* | charge of an editor appointed by the convention, un, til the meeting of the next convention ot the lastruo' tors ol the deaf and dumb, and that It be Issued in th* tv" place where the editor shall reside. -D 5. That the executive committee, under the editor, tender such aid, counsel aud advice as he in it 7 require; to and that they be empowered to elect an editor to peril form his office till the next m?etlng of the convention. In case of the death of the editor elected b7 th<i cane. vention, or In caa? of his resigning the office. Alter the |<assage of these resolution*, it was r moved that the convention proceed to elect the editor by ballot, and the editorship waa eon'erred t0 u|xin Mr. L. Kay, Conn. As the general committee, the chair selected the re supeiintendents of each institution, and for the r executive commtttee, were selected Messrs. Turner. Peet, and brown. e_ Mr. IIriiw.n moved that the proceedings of this D" convention be published in an extra number of the H annals, which motion was adopted. Df The Pbesident, Hon. C. Morgan, offered the following resolution:? That Dr. I'eet be requested to transmit to the Secre'. tar7 ot Btata. with the annual report of ihe Institution, l' the proceedings of this convention, together with th<s pnpersread before the convention 'p This resolution was unanimously adopted >e Mr. Mobki* then submitted the following for er consideration :? Whereas a large number of persons, many of whom am of a f-uititble age tor insiruction, reside iu various porII tions of the oountry. wltheut an7 mean* for tb ir ioig proverueut. ei'her phytically. 111 atm.>17 or m <rnlly, m 7 consequence of mental Incapacity, being subjocts oi deep couiiulae* ration, and too ofteu msde subjects of a- contained and abuse. And Whereas. the7 must remain in that condition uileaa ,(j the tottering rare of the Legislature is ext'-uded tl their relief, no etfoit having >? 7et b en successt'il la the establishment ot an W7IUSI for I4i*te in Ititu roun tiy kUlH.ufli lh< y am in Miocetaful operation in Botop?? Ui?r< fori* tie it ' Krpolved Thiil a committee be appointed In <-?e* Mute rrpriHUttii In thin cmrmtl.iu to tti"m in?U"t w the legislature* of their riipeetlve Ptate* t > vrtatnuU , an *i>yluin for the education oi idu>'.? ?s so m ? > i> ? !" tleable J" li was moved that thi* resolution he laid over antil the next meeting of the convention. Mr. Uauti hi prei>fiii<*<i the foliowiua re-o'ti ion: J Kenolved Th?t in view of the present apparent gootl retult* of the experiment af a convention of the it tranter* of the deaf and dumb, the minti-ir* of thia . eonventiou have much e*u*<t tor mututl congratu atioti, aud niurh rnrourayi mt for the future, it it d#*lrabii that a convention of thii b >dy h iui'i take pi vne , annually, at pom* conv? nient tuue and place, to t? 4 t.1 sigrmted by tile general committee. rhu. measure wan adopted. H Mr. Ti k.nek then offered th? following reioluj, lion* 1. That the bn*1na** of teaching the deaf and dti?\ whether it b? regai ded In It a phltanthrople, intell**tuai, or religious bearing. ia one of the highest Impor' tance. and rail* lor the moat vigotona effort* of thosa ergaged in it. i- 2 That the Instructor* of the deaf and dumb be r- duly itupr>.?. eU with a ?en<e of th ir dut * ?uJr'. n. *pon*it.ilttie*. an 1 *hnuld bring to th?ir with thr uni divided energiat of mind and Li-art. They wen- passed. '* A vote of iIihiiU* wn piixed to Hon C". Motrin,' to I)r. Peel, I'roli-i^or (<:tllau.|ei, and Mr wet' more, which wu reeponded to by the gentl<im-ii '* named. J' The convention ih?n closed it* session for thia year, wi'h the usual ceremony. A resolution wn oltu pasee'd, embodying a vote ,f of tbuiiks to the representatives of the preae. >- lnt< resting from Port l>ar*aile. > [htm th? MWsourt rUatrsmsn Auju?t IS ] The ferry company of 1>. H llickrntn V (>>, ~ reaclic.i k?M in good health on Sunday I tat. J' Their location on the Platte nrer waa about one hundred and thirty niln west of Fort Laramie, ia and aeven hundred and thirty milea from St Joseph i They left the ferry for home oa the tfthof July. >a Prcviouf to their leaving, the great body of the emigration httdpasaed let on their homeward h trip ihey met about fire hundred wagons before a, reaching Fort Laramie, and nearaix hundred more ' betw? tn the Imter jdace and Fort Kearn- y. Of ' thia number, about aeren hundred were Mormons, " ? ? rouit for the < ".real Salt Lake. The mortality L from cholera, or a diaeaae much reaeniblin? it, haa not been exaggerated by correspondent* of the Hr. ? inWi'oa aml^other newapapera The aicknean, >d however, had very much abated before the emigrant* reached the croasing of the Platte, and bat > few deatha occurred that far went Mr*. >* wife of M J Lamine, and daughter of Mr. Thomae * C. Maupin, of thia county, ana en rrmir for C?l?n forma, died of cholera at Court Hoax Kook, M eighty-five mj?* thia aide of Fort I<aramie. Acjf cording to thr register of the commanding officer at Fort I^aremie, the number of wag-tn* that had it paaaed that pout liefore the ferry company l*ft, wai f* alwut ten thousand three hundred.? Number of |? emigrant* not ahort ol fifty thousand A larg* pro, portion, perhaps aa many aa ona twelfth ot the lr whole emigration, abandooed their wagon*, ami . packed through from Fort Laramie, or between that p'aco and the Sooth Paaa. ia A Court Martial waa in aeanion at Fort Laramie, ? when tl. and company paaaed. Col Sumner, lair f. commanding officer at Fort Leavenworth, waa i- there, on hia way to the Arkanaaa river, for the i purpoae of establishing one or more fort* oa that lr etream Fort liall had been abandoned, and the goreriimcnt supplies designed for that poet were atoned at Fort Laramie. There ia, comparatively, no danger from Indian* " on 'he route They returned to the Ninths with J o?W eleven tr.eif in company, without inernj(iif>n. aid th? California train experienced no loaa or de' tentioo on aerounl of them A hrge nuni'>T of wagona. frrighed with noods for the Hilt l.ihe. I- passed during the season Yfl it is thought that the Mip|>ljr ? ill lw instifficieB',?s the Mormon emigration to the new land of promise ha* hero i?9 IMIH, and many otheis, who in?de a Ute atari for California, intend wintering in th<- vicinity of Salt n L?ke city. The wr ather wan plexmntlr w?n?, and the water f of the Piatt* river cool and line tip to shout tha I- middle of .Inn*. Ahout this period, the snow dioappeand from the ni<>un'airn. winch appeared tn i- full vm w eight or ten miles south of tho oompiay'n if eni-siii) m? rit Many portions of th>- Platle hoiom e are sandy and barren, while others, and the raly l? ) * l?twe? n ill" h.|i ir nt hills, alT >rd luxuriant i- r< inl'li'J ver? innrh our finest Mue graan. la the latter put of June, a host of grass-hopp?T*? n which no mm could n> in^er, mad- their appearance, *nd destroyed almost all the greea rrpjls i* tion tor several miles on 'his ?<! , and hejrond ilw C-' f-iftg f.f ih-' risttf, so th ? etmgran'S were compelled to leave ihf road a diatanre nI eight or ten a *, to hr.I gr>i?? for th -ir *iimil? rrorp Kort 4 LmmMQ to the Missonri nv.-r, th* oompin<vn lis r?tutn trip, found tl* grasa eaceedmglf ine < H A Co brought in ahuu' th-ee th ?ii?vid lottera, designed for persons in itifrrr.it iwtinm of the I nn it, v?iii fly, ht wever, f?r the We*er? ? ftitcg

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