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reported specially for the herald by WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY. ]»farylnnd Republican State Convention. Baltimore, September 22.—The Repub lican State Convention reassembled to-day. Archibald Sterlin, Jr., Chairman of the West minster Committee of Conference, submitted a report that they found the organized friends of reform consisted of an organization known as the Citizen's Reform Party, and the com mittee appointed by a meeting held at the Masonic Temple, Baltimore, on the 7th of September, known as the Merchant's Com mittee. After a full, frank, and harmonious conference with the committee of said organ ization, your committee have agreed upon the selection of the following candidates for Governor, Attorney General, and Comptrol ler, as the Reform ticket : For Governor—J. Morrison Harris. For At'y General—Gen. S. Teackle Wallis. For Comptroller—Edward Wilkins. The gentlemen named have expressed full sympathy with the movement for reform. The report was adopted and the ticket en dorsed. No delegations were present from Cecil, Charles, Nicomico, or Worcester coun ties. The committee on resolutions were not ready to report, and recess was taken until 2 o'clock p. m. On reassembling the committee on resolu tions reported as follows: That we, the representatives of the Repub lican party of the State of Maryland, in con vention aesembled, while adhering to those principles which that party has in the past so triumphantly vindicated before the American people, nevertheless being satisfied that the first and most imperative duty of every Re pul)! ican is to co-operate with the patriotic citizens of Maryland, who have so nobly ignored party ties and party questions, and are engaged in an earnest effort to restore an honest and pure government to our State, do therefore declare and resolve, that we are earnestly in favor of an honest and econom ical administration of government, both State and National; of the fulfillment of every pledge as to the payment of ©ur State and general obligations ; of a return to specie payments at the earliest practicable moment, and cessation of all further expansion of the currency ; equal taxation of all property of whatever kind in the State ; the appropria tion of the State money for State purposes only and improvement ; of liberal support of the school system ; that we deprecate the cor ruption existing in the administration of the State government of Maryland, and hail with joy the uprising of the people to destroy the rings and cliques that have fastened their fangs upon the vitals of the State ; and we do hereby pledge ourselves to expose, denounce, and punish venality and corruption among public officials whenever and wherever it may be d'seovered, and to this end we invite the cordial co-operation of all Republicans throughout the State, with those who have nominated and secured the acceptance of Morrison Harris for Governor of Maryland, S. Teackle Wallis for Attorney General, and Colonel Edward Wilkins for Comptroller; and we heartily recommend them to the voters as men eminently suitable for their respective positions, being both honest and capable. The resolutions were unanimously adopted, and the couveution adjourned sine die. Anîi'Monopoly Convention. St. Paul, September 22.—The Anti-Mon opoly Mass Convenfion, which assembled at Owatona, was attended by 18 delegates. They adopted extreme inflation resolutions, includ ing the 3.G5 convertible bond scheme and de manded that the United States debt should be funded in 3.G5 bonds, which should be taxed for local purposes like any other property. They nominated the following ticket: Governor, D. S. Buell; Lieut.-Governor, J. B. Tuttle; Secretary of State, A. Bierman; Auditor, Patrick Rahly; Treasurer, E. W. Dike; At torney-General, C. M. McCarthy; Railroad Commissioner, A. J. Edgerton; Chief Justice, L. Emmett; Clerk of the Supreme Court, Sherwood Horch. Tbe nittsifwippi Troubles. Washington, September 22. —The Attor ney-General has received several telegrams from Mississippi from persons of both politi cal parties, commending his recent letter to Gov. Ames, which is described as having a very salutary effect. Telegrams also men tion that perfect quiet reigns in the lately re ported disorderly portion of the State. Gov. Kellogg, of Louisiana, called upon the Attorney-General to-day, and had a long conversation respecting affairs in the South, especially regarding Mississippi and Louisi ana. Goy. Kellogg expressed to the Attor ney-General his entire approval of the course of the latter in the Mississippi business, and coincides in the views of others that the let ter to Gov. Ames must exercise a good effect not only in Mississippi, but in Louisiana and other parts of the South. The Governor also stated that political matters in Louisinia were now remarkably quiet, and there were no in dications of a renewal of such disturbances as some time ago characterized the condition of affairs in that State. The New Ronds. Washington, September 16.—There now : mains only twenty-eight millions of the ew 5 per cent, bonds for negotiation. No jrther call for the redemption of the old onds will be made until demanded by sub eription to the new. New York State liberal Republican Con vention. Albany, September 22. -The Liberal State Convention to-day adopted a platform, includ ing the following resolutions: Resolved , That we consider it self-evident that there can be no sound currency but coin or paper convertible into coin on demand,and that without a speedy return to which a na tional disaster threatens; that the whole sys tem of our civil service needs reform; that the military authority should be subordinate to the civil; that a single Presidential term is enough; that local self-government is the ba sis of free government, and that forcible in terference with this right of the States usurps it; that the social, civil, and political tests discriminating between race and color are fatal to exact justice to all men; that the orig inal and the amendments to the Federal Con stitution are obligatory in their text and spir it, and in their judicial exposition subject neither to executive caprices nor to the exig encies of a personal government; that a free press is the bulwark of freemen; that muni cipal rights be respected, monopolies repress ed and economy in public expenditures ob served; that we condemn the National Ad ministration for its illegal and oppressive acts, for its retention of corrupt men in office, for its shifting and unstable policy in the admin istration of the finances, for its inflation of the currency, its fraudulent pretences to the contrary notwithstanding, and for its fradu lent expenses and general disregard for intel ligent public opinion; that the Liberal Repub licans in the State of New York do not think it necessary or useful to nominate a State ticket, and they therefor recommend to the Liberal and Independent voters of the State to support those candidates already in nomin ation whose clisracter and experience they most approve, and who, in their judgment will earnestly and efficiently co-operate with Gov. Tilden in his work of administration reform. Barkis Not Willing. Boston, September 22. —The following was published to-day: Natick, Sept. 22. To the Editor of the Boston Journal : I find in your paper of this morning a dis patch from Worcester, stating that Vice-Pres ident Wilson would accept the Republican nomination for Governor, and would consider it the greatest compliment ever paid to him. Highly as I should value such an honor, a sense of obligation and duty to the country would not permit me to accept a nomination, were it tendered by the unanimous voice of the convention. [Signed] HENRY WILSON. New York Markets. New York, September 22.— Governments dull and steady. Money, 1£@2. Stocks active and unsettled. Western Union, 75£; Pa cific Mail, 35£; Quicksilver, 15; Wells. Fargo & Co., 78. N«w York Central, 102£; Erie, 16; Panama, 131; Union Pacific, 70£; do. bonds, 103^; Central bonds, 103 3-4. The Branch Mints. Washington, September 22.—Dr. Linder man, Director of the Mint, has returned from his visit to the Pacific Coast, and expresses himself satisfied with the operations of the several mints, including that at San Fran cisco. ^ | ^ General Order. Washington, September 22.—A general order, just issued by the War Department, restores from the 1st inst. the allowances o fuel and forage, prescribed by orders and regulations in force by the order of March 13th, 1875. ---- ^ — ------ Tbe Storm in the Gulf. Cincinnati, September 23.—The Times Southern special says that parties who arriv ed from Indianola last night, and who were there during the terrible cyclone,fully confirm even the most sensational reports of the de struction of life and property there. Out of three hundred houses only five were left standing. During Thursday night when the storm was at its height, the water in the city rose six feet in two hours, the wind blowing at the rate of 88 miles an hour driving the water and breakers through the city at the rate of 15 miles an hour, sweeping everything in its way and covering the plain in the rear of town for a distance of ten miles to the depth of seven feet. Several small settlements, numbering a total population of 150, were also swept out of existence, making, with the 250 lost at Indianola, a total of 400 lives lost. The gentlemen conveying the information gave the most harrowing accounts of the des titution of the surviyors. When they left Indianola on Monday, 90 dead bodies had been recovered. The stench in the city from the putrifaction of those.dead, with the stench from the dead animals, was most intolerable. They also said that parties of Mexicans on Sunday began to rob the dead bodies washed on the plain from four to six miles back of the city, the scoundrels chopping off the fing ers and ears of the men and women to obtain the jewelry. As soon as this was heard of in the city a party of citizens went out and kill ed five of the Mexicans whom they caught at the devilish work. _ ^ I IMI i m -* Forgery of Deeds. St. Louis, September 24.— R. K. Turner, who has been charged with forging deeds, was taken from Quincy, Ills., yesterday, to California, Mo., on a requisition from Gov. Hardin. He is charged with forging a deed to about $20,000 worth of land two years ago and it is expected that some startling devel opments will be made at his trial which will begin next Monday. at Henry Clews & Co. New York, September 24.—A meeting of the creditors of Henry Clews & Co. was held yesterday at the office of Edgar Ketchum, Register in Bankruptcy, under an order of the United States District Court, to show cause why they should not be declared bankrupts and discharged from all their debts and claims. Objection was made by a number of creditors to their discharge in bankruptcy and several specifications in opposition \^ere filed. Among the claims presented was one of over $100,000 by Mr. Cheever. A number of notices of appearances were put in, after which the meeting adjourned. -- m -m *' m ---- A Final Settlement. Baltimore, September 24.—The creditors of Sterling, Ahrens & Co., have generally signed an agreement in connection with the assignment of the affairs of the firm to Enoch Pratt and Robert T. Baldwin as trustees. The matter under consideration was understood to be the obtaining the necessary bond. The proposition involves the payment of $450, 000 in full of the claim of the Calvert Sugar Refining Co., for $1,042,000. Outside of this item the net liabilities of the firm are stated at $2,416,000, of which $1,705,000 is secured. The assets available to the unse cured creditors, are $957,000. The account is complicated w ith items amounting to $1, 250,000 on both sides of the account with Calvert Sugar Company, which are scaled down upon a basis not clearly stated but in dependent of the remainder of the account. Crooked Whisky. St. Louis, September 24.—The case of Adeler & Co., of St. Joseph, Mo., charged with emptying certain barrels of whisky with- out cancelling the stamps, came up yesterday In the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, now in session at Jefferson City. Quite a number of wit- nesses w r ere examined, and so far as the case has progressed the testimony show's that about 200 barrels of spirits, received from Sheehan & Long's distillery, were emptied at Adeler& Co.'s rectifying house,and the same barrels returned to the distillery with the stamps unobliterated, refilled with spirits again and sold with the old stamps upon them, thus defrauding the Government out of some $8,000. - m h 1 1 ^ - Yalue of a linn band. Baltimore, September 24.—Mrs. Hogan recovered a verdict of $8,000 damages against the Cumberland & Pennsylvania Railroad for the loss of her husband by a locomotive ex- plosion. The suit was brought for $20,000. ---^ - ---- An Arkansas Vendetta. Memphis, September 24.—A special to the Appeal from Helena, Arkansas, says: During the latter part of last fall two men named Deason and Strader had a difficulty at Forest city, Ark. Deason shot Strader in the arm, causing it to be amputated. To revenge him- self, Strader went to Deason's house in the night to shoot him. Having reached the house, Strader went to one of the windows, raised his shot gun and fired. He missed Deason, but emptied the contents of the gun into a young man 19 years of age named Thomas Horton, killing him instantly. Stra der then fled the country, -—i1 - President Grant and Party. St. Louis, September 24.—President Grant and wife, accompanied by ex-Secretary Borie and wife, arrived here about noon to-day. The President will visit his farm to-morrow, arrange for the sale of his stock, and leave for Des Moines, la., on Monday evening to be present at the soldiers reunion there. The party will then start for Denver via Omaha and Cheyenne. Fire. Paterson, (N. J.) September 24.—The woolen mill of George Jackson, near Little Falls, was burned to-day. Loss, about $80, 000 . Detroit, September 24.—A fire at Monta gue, yesterday, destroyed Torrenson's Opera House, which contained 15 stores, of which two were empty. The loss on the building is $10,000; contents, $4,000. Turnbull & Rap ley's boiler shop was also burned. Loss, $5,000. _ _ Fatally Injured. New York, September 24.—A man and woman at Robinson Hall last night, fell head foremost to the floor from the ceiling whilo attempting the trapeze movements. Both are believed to be fatally injured. Fire and Dreadful Loss of Life. Marshal, (Mich.) September 24.—A fire broke out in the office of the Herndon House, about 2:30 a. m., cutting off all outside com- munication, and burned very rapidly with a very dense smoke. The names of the lost are Claude G. Avery, jeweler; Antoine Gru- ber, cigar maker; Eliza King, dining room girl; Martha Norsden, cook. Several persons were hurt by jumping from the windows. Dr. Wm. Woodruff, ankle broken and cut on the head; Mr. Avery was burned about the lower limbs and bruised somewhat; the hotel porter, Nick Renks, both legs broken; Mr. and Mrs. Colwell and child were slightly burned about the head and neck, but not ser- ious. Several agents lost everything in their rooms. The house with its entire contents was destroyed. - m »► • —— Tbe Health of Memphis. Memphis, (Tenn.) September 24.—During the past few days, letters and telegrams have been received here inquiring if there was any epidemic prevailing heie. For the inform ation of all concerned it can safely be assert ed that this city was never more healthy than at present, and there has been nothing like an epidemic of any kind during the year. The District Ring. Chicago, September 24.—A Washington special says that one of the worst chapters in the history of this badly governed District is the recent exposure of the corrupt manage ment of the local courts. The Attorney General is doing all in his power to reform the former evil practices ©f the courts, and if given time will bring them up once more to the level of respectability. Some of the friends of Young Fisher visited Mr. Pierre pont and tried to persuade him to show len iency in the young man's case. He in reply stated that Fisher must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law; that while the young man's social position entitled his father to the fullest sympathy, all considerations of this kind would have to be foregone with the view of making an example of a public offi cer who would so wantonly prostitute his of ficial position. The case is now before the grand jury. In the present state of public opinion nothing but a sentence to the peni tentiary will satisfy the citizens here that the ex-Assistant District Attorney has received justice. Senator Morton on the Currency, Pittsburg, (Pa.) September 23.—Senator Morton, in his speech to-night reviewed the financial question, claiming that the original issue of paper money was a necessary war measure, and a repeal of the act which limits its issue would be disastrous to national in dustries. In speaking of the national banks he said the only safe and legitimate way for the transaction of their business was under the limitation of law. After showing the ad vantages of the national banking system over the old State banks, he considered the Demo cratic platform of the State. Stonewall Jackson's Statue. Richmond, (Va.) September 23.—Foley's statue of General Thos. J. (Stonewall) Jack son, presented to Virginia by the Hon. Ber esford Hope, M. P., and another English gentleman, which arrived here last night from Baltimore, was formally received to-day by Governor Kemper. The people turned out en masse to witness the reception. A Republican Majority. Bangor, (Me.) September 24.—The nearly complete returns of the vote in the Fourth Congressional District give Plaisted, Repub lican, a majority of 977. ENGLAND. London, September 22.—The amount of bullion withdrawn from the Bark of England on balance to-day, was £119,000. The rate for money at the Stock Exchange on govern ment securities, was 1^ per cent. The steamer Mosel, which sailed from Southampton to-day for New York, took £40,000 in specie. A South Australian telegram of the 20th states that the harvest prospect was unprece dented, and that the wool clip is good. A special from Berlin states that the case of Count Von Arnim has been fixed in the higher court for the 17th of October. It is expected that the Kommergerchts sentence will be confirmed. The Count, who is seri ously indisposed, is still in Switzerland. London, September 23.—The bullion in the Bank of England has decreased during last week, £538,000. The amount of bullion gone into bank on balance to-day, £301,000. The proportion of the bank reserve to liabilities is now 52| per cent. The rate of discount in open market is 1£ per cent., which is £ below the Bank of England rate. Gold to the amount of £46,000 was withdrawn from the Bank yesterday for America. London, September 24.—A special from Berlin says that 1,500 Ural Cossacks haye been banished to the penal settlements of Turkistan, for having resisted the new military laws. Many more are likely to go às the laws meet with much opposition in the Ural colonies. The recent rains have been very damaging to the English hop crop. The Vienna correspondent of the Times declares that the roads have been opened thoughout the insurrectionary districts, and that the transportation of the mails has at no time been interfered with. The Porte has notified the Powers that he has issued strict orders to the army to respect the neutrality of Servia and Montenegro. A Vienna dispatch reports that two mem bers of the Servian Ministry voted against the address to Prince Milan, and favored war. The Times this morning publishes a special telegram from Bugneres di Luchon, France, containing the following: 2,500 Carlists are blocked by 10,000 Alfonsists at Viella. They will probably be forced to cross the frontier at Pont du Rue. The Carlists at Gavarnie have been interred. The text of the circular addressed to the Spanish Bishops by the Papal Nuncio at Ma drid is published. The Nuncio says he has been directed to communicate to the Bishops the substance of the protest sent by the Car dinal Secretary of State of the Holy See, to the Spanish Government, upon the Pope's attention being called to the toleration clauses in the new constitution proposed for Spain. A special dispatch to the Daily News from Madrid says the Pope's recall of the Papal Nuncio, Cardinal Simeoni, and the implied disavowal of his acts, have occasioned con siderable surprise. Monsignior Rapella is more liberal than his predecessor. to GERMANY. Berlin, September 24.— Gerhardt Rolf,the African traveler, sails from Bremen in a few days for the United States. A in SPAIN. is Madrid, September 22.—A Ministerial cir cular to the Prefects urges monarchists of all shades to take part in the coming election. The Correspondencia , of this city, says that Cardinal Simoni, the Papal Nuncio, addres sed a note to the late government demanding the execution of the Concordat between Spain and the Vatican, the payment of arrears due to the clergy, and that nominations to 6till vacant bishoprics be made as soon as possi ble. Don Alejandro Castro, the then Minis ter of Foreign Affairs, and Don Pedro Sala Verria, Minister of Finance, replied. The reply was couched in conciliatory but firm language. The Minister endeavored to con vince the Nuncio that the circumstances of the case no longer permitted him to put for ward his demand. Madrid, September 22.—The police have discovered several secret repositories of arms and ammunition, which are supposed to be intended for societies' rising. The Spanish Envoy at the Vatican is in structed mat the Madrid government will be firm but moderate. It will respect religion, but at the same time protect the rights of the State. It is believed here that the Vatican will finally abate its pretension. Henday, September 22.—The northern army has cut off all commuuicatiou between the Carlists in Navarre and Aragon who are compelled to cross the frontier. General Dorregary has concentrated his forces around Estella. Madrid, September 24.—Monsignor Rapel la is expected here to replace Cardinal Sime oni as the Papal Nuncio. The latter leaves for Rome, shortly. The ministerial newspapers announce that the Government will soon reply to the note of the Papal Nuncio. They say that no con cessions will be made tending to prejudice the independence of the magistrates in deal ing with the bishops, and especially the Bish ops of Seo de Urgel. TURKEY. Ragusa, September 22.—Advices from Sclavonic sources state that the insurgents under the priest Larko have been joined by fresh bands of Servians. The insurgents are said to have burned everything between Novawarsch and Vishegrad. Belgrade, September 23.—The address of the Skuptoscbina in reply to the the speech from the throne is published to day. All means necessary to protect the liberty ot the «people and security of the coun try are placed at the disposal of Prince Milan. Referring to the insurrection in Bosnia and Herzegovinia, the address says : Perpetual suffering has compelled our brethren to take up arms. Our hearts bleed for them. We shall give your Highness every means to enable you to assist in restoring peace to Bosnia and Herzegovinia, and confide in your wisdom for the accomplishment of this noble mission. The Servian Minister of War has ordered five batteries of artillery and four battalions of infantry to proceed to the Bosnia frontier. Turkish troops are stationed on the other side of the line. Belgrade, September 24.—News from Sclavonic sources announce that the forces under the priest, Zarko, have been increased to 7,000 men. These have been divided into four corps at Tjenitza and Prezerne, which they intend to fortify and hold. FRANCb. Paris, September 24.—A special says the Prince Imperial is to make a tour of the world, ostensibly for his health, but really for political reasons. Madame Jeanne Louise Tarrenni, the cele brated musician and composer is dead. She was in her 72d year. A crowded meeting, composed of the prin cipal manufacturers of Paris, was held to-day for the purpose of inducing participation in the Philadelphia exhibition and of furthering the interests of the exhibitors. M. Dietz Mounin, member of the National Assembly from Paris, presided, and delivered an ad dress, in the course of which he took occa sion to refute the insinuation thrown out by some German newspapers, that the goods on exhibition in Philadelphia might be liable to sequestration. He insisted upon the neces sity for French participation in the exhibition. A resolution was unanimously adopted declar ing that the representation of French manu factures at Philadelphia is to the interest of France in a patriotic as well as an economic sense, and the meeting engaged itself to do all in its power to attain this object. AUSTRIA. Vienna, September 24.—Private telegrams report that Dervish Pasha has been surround ed by the insurgents near Ravno, and lost 200 men killed. M. Gambetta was interviewed while in Vi enna by a correspondent of the Presse. He said he was not uneasy with regard to party divisions, or Bonapartist and Monarchial in trigues. The number of Bonapartist Depu ties might almost be doubled in the next As sembly, but they would not be able to seize the Government or transfer the army. CUBA. Havana, September 20.—Sharkey, the murderer, attempted to escape from the Kingston steamer touching at a port on the north coast of Cuba, and he has been brought back to this city.