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VOL. XIX NO. 257. WASHINGTON", D. C, THURSDAY MOUNING, SEPTEMBER 18, 1879. FIFTY CENTS PER MONTH. THE VETERAN REUNION. Prosidont Hayes Mootina with His Follow-Soldlor8. JTopulnr Itrrcptlmi Along tho ltouto-Siiocch or tlio l'icslilctit ItomilM of llio Wur Discussed 'lliu Nation' Debt tu Abiuliimi Lincoln Ilia Utter , mice's Commended In llio Consideration of All. Tho Twcnly-thlril Olilo'M Itoiinlnn. Youxobtown, Ohio, Sept. 17. President Hayes ami party left Clovoland for Youngs town at 7 o'clock this morning on tlio regular train over thu Atlautloiiud Great Western 10.11I. Tlio parly mis nccunipnnicd by a laigo number of tlio moit prominent citizens nud oillctuls of Clovclaud, and about fifty survivors of tlio President's old regiment, tlio Twenty-third Ohio. Tlio Pusidcnt passed tin otigh tho train, shaking hands and talking familiarly with his old comrades. At tho d liferent stopping places on tho louto salutes wcro II red and largo crowds nsscmblnd to greet tho President. At' Youngstown n siluto was flrod as tho tralu drow Into tha station. Tlio President and party wero mot at tho depot w Ith a guard com posed of members of his old command, nnd escorted to tho public square, wlicro tho President was Introduced by Captain Botts fold, of tho Twenty.thiid regiment. Mr. Waller L. Campbell, of tho lltnister nnd Tiiliiinc, delivered an addicss of welcome. IIo alluded to what had occurred since tho President was hero in 1675, and paid ulilgh tilhuto to tho pi.ictical wisdom which has attended tho President's Admluistiation, and contrasted tho activity in business which now pronlls In the Mnhoning valley with tho depression which was nppireut lu 1875. IIo said: "Wo wclcomu tho President ns tlio Chlcif Magistrate) of tho Nation, whoso prosperity lie lias been, under Qud, Instrumental In promot ing, and to which ho litis given an Adminis tration sullful by no scandal." Tho President responded in a brief speech, nud introduced Gonorul Shuiinan, wlio also made n short uddrcss. After (lcnei.il Sherman's spocch thoofllccrs nnd members of tho Twenty-third Regiment Association met for tho ttunsactlou of busi ness, nemo but members being admitted, nftor which luncheon was served in tlio hall in tho paik. Youngs? own, Ohio, Sept. 17. A pioasuit fcatuic of tlio leuuion was tho pieseutatiou of a beautiful Hag to tho Twcnty-thlid Regiment Association by ladies of thu regiment, lln, 3. 11. rulkorson, of Clorclaud, mado tho pre ecntatlon lu a neat and appiopiluto speech. Gcncinl Kennedy eloquently lospotided lu be- lumof tho regiment. Tlio procession was vory imposing, and would havodono cicdlt to any of tho larger cities. At tho business meeting of tho Regl mental Association, Pitsldont Hayes nud neatly all the old olllcers wcro lo-clceted, aftor which General Sherman was called for and adduced tlio association Aftor arriving at tho grovo Dr. John Mc Curdy, of Youngstown, dellveied an address of welcome, which was responded to by Picsl dout Hayes. President Hayes s ildt Since our last rounlon, in sovcral of tho Slates and in Congress, nvouts have occurrod which bivo revived the dlscuslonof the qius tiou as to the objects for whloh wo fought lu tho great conflict from 1801 to 1805, nud as to what wufl accomplished by tho final tilumpb of the Union cause. Tlio question is, what was settled by tho war? What may those who fought for the Union Justly claim ; and what ought t Ih30 wuo lougltt lor secession, tultli- fully to accopt as tho lcgltlmato results of tho war ? An eminent citizen of our Stato, Mr. G rocs beck, said souio years ago, that " war legis lates." Ho regaided thu new Constitutional amendments as part of tho legislation of tho war for tlio Union, nud said, with significant emphasis, "uud thuy will stand," Tho equal rights amendments ut tho legislation of tho war for tho Union, nud they ought to stand. Cheat wars always legislate. A llttlo moro than u bundled ycais ago, this land whero wo now aro was claimed aud held by Tianco. Qcnoial Wolfe, on tho plains of Abiaham, set IC tled that claim, and tho icsult was tho tiunsfer of tlio title nnd Jurisdiction of this ontlio sec tion of tho country to Englnud. Por a few jrcnts its thief iulor was tho English King. Tho Rovolutlon followed, and tho question of its ownership was again tlio subject of war legislation, and it beciuno a part of tho United Stales, no longer under u monarchy, but under a fico Itopulilirau Government. I need not outer into any discussion of tho causes of oui civil war. Wo all know that tho men who planned tho destruction of tho Union ami tho establishment of tho CoufedciAto States based thcli attempt on a consti notion of tho Constitution called tho State-rights doc tilno, and on tho intoicst of tho peoplo of thoso Slates in tho extension aud per petuation of slavery. Tho doctiino of State-lights was that each Stato was sov ereign aud supicmc, nud might nullify tho laws of tho Union or teredo fioiu tho Union at pleasure. They hold that slavery was tho nat uud aud nmmal condition of tho coloicd man, and that, thciefoio, slavtiy In this country could aud should ho tho coinoi-slotio of u fico government. No mini has over statod tho issues of the civil war moro fully, moro clcaily, or moia ac curately than Mr. Lincoln. In any Inquiry as to what may fall ly bo Included among tho things settled by our vlctmy, all Just and patriotic; minds instinctively tin it to Mr. I, In. coin. To hltu, inoie than to any other man, the i-nuso of Union uud liberty Is Indebted for its final triumph. Ilesldes, with ull his won del fill sagacity, and wisdom and logical faculty, dwelling iutontly, aud anxiously, and pinyor. fully, duiiug four years of awful Irlul and re sponsibility, on the questions which wcio con tinually imsliig tnpeipli'xiiud almost confound Mm, ho at last became the very embodiment of tho piiueipien by which tbo couutiy and its liberties wero saved. All good citizens may now well Union to aud hoed his words. Nouo liiiAuinuro leutoti to do it with rospect and touUdoniio, aud a genuine icgard, than thoso whom lie itddiassod lu his fust luaugutal fpeeeh ns "niv dissatisfied fellow-countrymen." The leader of thu Union causo was so Just aud model ale, aud patient nud huuiiino, that miuiy supporters of tlio Union thuught that ho did not go fat enough or fast enough, and assailed Ills opinions and his conduct ; hut now all men begin to soo that tho plain people, who at last came to love him nud to leau upon his wisdom nud flrinntss with absolute trust, wero rdto. Bother right, and that In deed nnd ptiiposo ho was earnestly dorotcd lo the welfiro of tho whole couutiy, and of all its Inhabitants. Ikllevlng that Mr. Lincoln's opinions lira of higher authority ou tho questions of tho war than thoso of any other inihllo man on cither side of thocoutioveisy, I ilcslie to present thcui qui to fully aud In Ills own lauguago. In tho third year of tho war, and whllo Its result was still undecided, Mr, Lincoln mado lils momcirnblo address at tho couscciatiou of tho Gettysburg National ccmotory, on tho lOtli of November, 1603, IIo was standing on tho Hold of tho greatest battlo of tho war, Ho was, no aotiut, acoiny impressed with no heavy resnoiinouiuos which ue nan bo amo so long, Ho spouo not as a partisan, embittered and narrow and secllonul, but In tho broad aud geneioui spirit or a palrolt, so licitous to say that which would bo worthy to be pondered ly ull of his countrymen tluough " out all time. In ills ohoit speech of only two or tliuo paragraphs ho twice spoico ot tue ou JeeUof the war, ouco iu lis opening nnd again lu Its dosing routcuco. Tlio woids havo been often quoted, bat they cannot bo too familiar. They bear clearly and forcibly on tho question wo aro considering. "Four scoro and 60von years ago," sild Mr. Lincoln, "our fathers brought forth on this continent n now nation, conceived In liberty aud dedicated to tho proposition that nit men aro ci wiled equal. Now wo aro engaged in a great civil war, testing whethor that nation, or uuy nation so concolvcd aud so dedicated, inn long ciidiiro." And again, lu closing, ho said : "It is ratlior for us that wo hero highly rcsolvo that tlio dead shall not havo died in vain : that tho Nation shall, under God, havo a now birth oi iiccuom. ami una covcrnmenr, oi ino peo ple, by tlio pooplo nud for the peoplo, BliiiU not polish from the oarth," No statement of tho tiuo objects of tho war moro completo than this has over bcon mado. It includes thorn all Nationality, Libel ty, Equal Jtlghts and Self-Govcrnmcnt. Theso aro tho piiiieljdcs for which tho Union soldier fought, and which it was his aim to maintain and to poipatuato. If any ono supposes that that construction of our National Constitution, which Is known ns tho Stato-iiglits doctiino, Is consistent with sound piiuclplcs, lot him consider a fow para graphs from Mr. Lincoln's flist messago to Congress, nt tho oxtra session of 1801. Speaking of what Was called tho right of peaceful secession that Is, secession in accord ance with tho National Constitution ho ),ald: 7hls sophism derives much, perhaps the whole, of lu currency from the assumption that there Is somo omnlnotcntand sacred supremacy pertaining to a Slates to cacli Statu of our federal Union. Our States havo neither moio nor less power than that rescued to them in tlio Union by tho Constitution, no ono of them ever hav ing been a Statu out of tho Union. 'Hie original ones paired Into the Union even before they enst on" their IJrltlsli colonial dependence, and thu now ones each camo Into tho Union directly from a condition of dependence, excepting Texas. Anil c en Texas, In Its temporary Independence, wasuoer designated a Stato. The now ones only took tho definition of Slates ou coming into the Union, whllo that name was llrxt adopted for thu old ones lu and by tho Declaration of Independ ence. Therein tho "United Colonies' were declared to bo "frco and Independent States," but.evcn then, tlio object plainly was not to declare their Inde pendence of one anolhor, or of the Union, but di rectly llio contrary, as their mutual pledge and tin Ir mutual action, before, at the lime, and after ward, abundantly snow. Tho express plighting of fullli by each and all of the original thirteen, lu the articles of Confederation, two ears later, that tho Union shall be perpctunl, Is most conclusive. Having never been Slates, cither In substance or In name, outstdo of llio Union, whence this mazlcal omnipotence oP'Slntc rights," averting a claim of power to law fully destroy the Union Itself? Much is said about tho "sovereignty" of tlio Stales: but thu word even Is not In tho National Constitution, nor, as is believed, In any of thu Stato comtltutlons. What is a "sovereignty" lu the po lltlcalscnseofthuterm? Would It bo far wrong todcllno it "apolitical community without a po litical superior?" Tested by this, no ono of our States except Texas e er was a sovereignty; and even Texas gnu up thu chai actor on coming Into tho Union, by which act she acknowledged tho Constitution of the United States and the laws aud treaties ofthoUnllod Slates made In pursuance- of tho Constitution, to bo for her llio supremo law of the laud, 'llio Slates navo meir warm in mo union, and they have no other legal ilatut. If they break from this they can only do to against law and by revolution. The Union, and not themselves separ ately, procured their Independence and their lib erty, liy conquest or purchase tho Union gave onchof them whatever of Indopeddoneo and lib erty It lias. Tho Union is older thau any of tho States, and, in fact, It created them as Stales. Orldtially, somo dopendcut colonics made tho union, and. In turn, thu Union threw olf their old depcndujico for them, and mado them States, such as they aro. Not one oi them ever had a Stato constitution Inde pendent of tho Union. Of course. It Is not forgotton that all tho now States framed thoir constitutions boforo they entered tlio Union ; nevertheless, do pendcut upon, and preparatory to coming Into th Union. Unquestionably tho States havo tlio powers nud lights rcsoivcd to thorn in aud by tlio Na tional Constitution, nnd upon this point, In an other part of this gicat message, Mr. Lincoln says : This rolatlvo mattor of National power anil Stato rights, as a principal, Is no other than tho principle of generality and locality. Whatever concerns the w hole should be confined to tho w hole to tho (icn eml Uovcruniont; whllo whatever concerns only the Statu should bu left exclusively to the Statu. '1 his Is all there la of original principle, about It. Mr. Lincoln hold that tlio United States is a Nation, nud that its Government possesses ample) powor under theConstltution to maintain Its authority and enforce its laws in ovory part of its tcriltory. Tho denial of this prlnciplo by those who assorted tho doctrlno of Stato rights, nnd who lightly claimed that it was Inconsistent with Stato sovoiolgnty, mado up an Issuo over which nroso one of tho leading controversies which led to tlio civil war. Tho result of the war decided that controvoisy in favor of nationality and lu favor of tlio su premacy of tbo National Government. On tlio question of human lights Mr. Lin coln was equally explicit, and often declared that It was involved in tlio conlilct, nnd to bo decided by tho result. In his matchless mes sage, already quoted, ho save: "Our advorsarlos havo adopted somo declara tions of Independence, In which, uuliko tho good old ono penned by Jeffoison, thuy omit tho woids, 'all men aro cicated equal.' Why ? Thoy havo adopted n temporary National Con stitution, iu tho preamble of which, unlika our good old ono signed liy Washington, tlioyomlt 'Wo, tlio peoplo,' nud substituto, 'Wo, the depu ties of tho sovoiblcu mid ludopoudcut States.' Why? Why this dollboratu pressing out of view tlio lights of men nnd tho nuthoilty of tho pooplo ? This is essentially a tiooplo'ii contest. On thu sldo of tho Union It is a strugglo for maintaining In tho world that form nnd substance of govcruuiuut whosu leading nlitect is to ciovato tbu condition of men : to lilt aitiflclal weights fioiu all shoulders; tn clear tho paths ot laudablu puisuit to all ; to atuud all nu uniulluiru sun una a laircnaiico In tho rneo (if life. Yielding to partial aud tcmporaiy dcparluics from necessity, tills is tho le.idlug onjcol oi me uovciutnout loi whoso oxIsUmicq wo coutcud. I am mint happy tohlto that tho plain pooplo uudcrstiuid nud Htiprccinto this." On the 111111001 ot suurago Mr. l.lucoln'.s guiding piiiiclplo was that "no man is good enough to govorn another man without that other man's consent." Thus wo havo fiom tho lips nnd pou of Mr. Lincoln, tho giout leader nud loprcscutativo of thu Union cause, In tho most solemn aud nu thentlu form, n completo statement of tbo is sues uf tlio war. Ho hold that tha Union Is porpctual; that its government is National and siipicmo, and that all of its Inhabitants should bo fieo.nudbo accordod equal civil aud political fights. Theso aro tlio great fundamodtal piluclpios, n (firmed on tho ono sldu and denied ou thu oilier, upon which tho appeal was mado to thu God of Battles. Canton, Ohio, Is tho place solcctcd for tho noxt icuulon of tlio regiment. Tho return tilp was mado without Incident. Thopaity ai lived at Clovohind about midnight nnd im mediately dopartcd for Detroit. Tho President congratulated his hcarors upon tho vast improvement In tho business condition of tho country. Not only havo spu do payments been resumed, but business activity and pmlltabie employment fur capital and labor havo conio also. OAT.trOUXTA. Ono Congressional Dlstilct In Doubt, San Fhanoibco, Sept. 17. It has bcon con sidered ceiUiiil thutiu tlio Tlilid Congressional district, McKenna (Rep.), was elected ovor Beiry (Dcm.) by a small majority, olll clal returns from all except two counties, Humboldt and Trinity, having boon received. Olllelal returns fiom Humboldt now glvu Weriy 171 majoilty. which ruturus ftom Trin ity canuot uiatciially change Tho noniocHitlo National Coinmltteo. Among tho airlvaU lu thu city lust evening woio ex-Senator Barnum, of Connecticut, chair man of tho National Dernocratlo committee. and Hon, Isaac. U. Hatou, of Kansas, a member at ineoommtueo. J. no cuaiiman uas canon a inectlntr if tlio committee to bo held to-day ' til Woiinloy's Hotel, BUTLER'S DEMOCRACY. Tlio Gathering of tlio Untorrifioil at Worcostor. Turljos Muster of Ceremonies Tlio Hlnto Ccntinl Vninmlttco Charged with lnof- llclpiicy Hot Wolds Initio Cornell- tlon A l.lltlo Too .Much "How Ciiiiin You So" A Sccuo of Great Confusion. Massachusetts' Inlinrmotiliiiis Ilcmncrncy. WoncMrint, Mass., Sept. 17. Tho liutler Democratic convention was called to order at 11:20 by AIouzo V. Lynda, chairman of tho Statu Central committee, and nt that hour llio body of tho hall was filled. John K. Tarbox was nominated presiding ofllccr, and tlio mo tion was unanimously carried. As ho appeared upon tho platfoim thcro was a round of op piausa and cheers. Mr. Tarbox addressed tha convention ou tho local issues or tlio day. Ho favoiod making common cause, in tlio Stato campaign with all who choso to ally tliom selves with tho Democintlc paity as repre sented tu tho convention. A committee of one fiom each Congressional district was appointed by tho Chair on creden tials, also n committee on resolutions, Mr. Latlirop, of Springlield, sild, after tho grand demonstration iu favor of tho veterans of tho party, ho wished to Introduce) a resolu tion which will furnish n common ground ou which all thoso who wished n chango lu tho administration of tlio Stato government can stand. ItccoguMug tho general deslro of the peoplo not bounded liy tbo limits of National party divisions for a chango of administration nud tho promotion of lcfurms lu thu Stato gov ernment, not lcasouablu to bo hoped fiom tho powers now in control, through whoso neglect or moio active fault tho ollcnso has como; con vinced that such n chaneo Is demanded bv prudent considerations of tho political wclfaio of thu btate, and In tlio hollo! that all citizens who concur In this opinion in ly consistently and worthily adjourn to another election when Federal ofllcois nio to ho chosen, their con tentious as to mcasuios mid principles uf national concoin, aim coinmuo in tlio pond ing election to sectiro lu Stato niTiths the objects of tho common desire, wo for theso reasons outertaiu the nnmo sentiments, mid wo adopt and Indorse tho candldaoy of llenia niiii F. Butler, of Lowell, for Governor, in the confidence nud ou tho assurance of his public pledgo that ho will labor to bring back the Eovornmont of tho commonwealth to tho rill- cloncy, economy and justice to tho peoplo of ill classes which cliaiacterucu tlio culloruays of tho Republic. Tho resolution was adopted. It was moved that n committoo of eleven ho appointed to present nominees for tho balance of tho ticket. Mr. HI ley, nf Boston, then addiosscd the Chair. Ho said that tho motion Just mado was nn Important ono. nud ho desired tho couimllteo bo Instructed to rcpoit tho name of no candidate who was not aiocogulzcil mem ber of tho Democratic party. Tho original motion prcvnilcd, and tho question bolug on tho adoption of Mi. Itiley's proposition, Mr. Buckley, of Cambridge, said ho was opposed to hampering tlio committee with such in structions. Ho boliuved lu hnimouUiug nil tho conflicting elements so ns to miner about n coalition which should elect Gcucinl ilutlor. A motion was then m ido and almost unani mously carried to lay Mr. itiley's motion on the taulo. A platform was reported and unanimously adopted without discussion. Tho third and lourth icsolutlons are as fol lows I Third ftwuhaf, That wo sincerely regret that a portion of thu Democracy during the last year have refused to bo eo orned by the decision of tho ma jority, but wo earnestly nnd cordially invito them lo reunite wuo ns nun in uiiihu uoiuuiou causo in our contest with tho party which now rules the Commonwealth. Fourth council, That tlio coining election Is for Stato olllcers alone, ami wo deprecate the dis cussion lu this campaign of National hsucs as tending to create illusions between tho members of different parlies, who are lu etitlio accord Uou all questions at Isuo which nll'ect thd admlnlttra tlon of Ilia nllalrs of our beloved Commonwealth. Cousldcinblo discussion now nroso on tho cuurso to bo taken in icgaid to tho blato com mittoo. Colonel A. A. Hnggettsild.iisamcmhnr of tho Statu Central couimittee.bu wai w Illing to admit that It had been inefficient, but tho truoieasou foi tills was because tho conven tion last year sckctcdn Stato Cential commit too In the suno luanuor as was now proposed by Mr. Riley. In conclusion, Culouol H.ig gett oll'eicd a substitute that thu present Stato Central committee Bhall coutluno iu power un til tho 1st nf January noxt, and that to-day fif teen now members no selected nt large to co opcrato with tho picseut State Cuutial com mittee, and that tho senatorial conventions, this fall elect members to form a now Statu Central commlttco ou tholst of Januaiy next. Mr. Klloy coucuncd in tho latter part of Colonel Haggett's motion, but wusbltlorly op posed to thu lost of It. Threo inombors of tho committee havo nckuowlcdgod that tlio com mlttco is nu Incompetent ono, nud it Is fair to supposo that tho other thtity-suvou concur with them. Ho thought it r. bad policy to in trust the conduct of tho campaign to u coiu nilttoo whoso tlmo oxplrcs two months after tho day of election. Ho ptopo3i'd that tho convontlun oidor thohohllng of scnutoiial con ventions within two days to chooso members o( tho commlttco. Colonel Haggott agalu obtained tho floor, amid groat confusion, a dozou delegates ml diessiug tlio Chair at tho s.uno tlmo. Ho iu lleiated what lio had pioviously said, and assertod that llio inollleicnry of tho committoo wus duo to tho uou-attuiidiinca of members, leaviug tho woik of tho campaign to bo cu rled ou by a low individuals. Tho nievlous question was then ordeicd. Mr, Kliey'a amendment was rejected, and tlio substituto olferod by Cnlonul Hnggctt was adopted by nearly u unanimous vote. Tho coinmltteo on tlio completion of tho Stato ticket lepoited tho following nomina tions : Lluutouaut-govcruor, A. O.Wood woith, of Chlcopeo; socrctnry of stato, Michael J. O'Donahoe, of Somcivllle; trcasuior, D. N. Skllllugi, of Winchester; auditor, J. King, of Boston ; altornoy-gonoiai, wiuiam u, jnuuu- oud, ofSalom. Tho loport was accepted nun mo candidates nominated. Mr. Covomy, of Carubrldgo, oll'orod tho fol lowing : Ordered That If a dWrlct commlltca in any Congressional district shall refuse and ueglcst to call a convention to ckct delegates to .the Uimo emtio National Convention, thu Statu Central com mittee bo aiithorltd lo 1111 any vacancy that may occur in their body from iwsiectof any senatorial convention to elect a member for Its district or from any other cause Tho oidora wero adopted. Tho question of selecting lour ilelugites to tho .National con vontlon thou cimo up, and after somoconfu tiou nud tho ujectlou nf several motions n commlttco ot toity ono ivoin each seuatoilnl dlslrict was appoluted to niusent tlio immci of foui dclcgaUsuud four nltci nates. Mr. IMwaid Hamilton, of Boston, boiim cullwl on fur a speech, said that lost rear his opnosltlou to Gcucrul Butler was bocauso of tho position ho took on National Issues, This year lio cotllii support miner tor niu position of Govoinor becanso thcro wcro no National Issues. Tho suoakor went on to show that tlio nomination ot Butler to-day was n legitimate following out of tho picccdcut established In the nomination of Hon, Cluulos Funds Ad urns. Mr. Cafl'erv. for tho committoo appoluted iu prcssut a list of fifteen members at largo to servo ou tho Stato Central committee, lopoited such a list. Tho question being on tho ndoptlon of tho loport, Mr, Thomas. Klloy called attention in tho fact that tho list contained the namos of gentlemen who aro now uiembora of tho Stato commlttco, nnd It wns understood that tho fif teen to bo elected woio to bo entirely new members. After various motions, which wero lost, tlio report was recommitted with Instructions fur tho commlttco to slriko off tho names of tlio present incmbois and substitute new ones. Mr. Klloy addressed tlio convotitloii, saying that siuro lie had been in politics lio had al ways boon n Democrat, Ho had uothlug but thu good of that party nt hentt, lio hoped that until it dissolved tho convonllon would remain a Democratic convention : that no man who belonged to and voted with tho Re publican party should havo n place upon tho ticket. Tho standanl-boarer of tho Demo cratic pirty must bo u Democrat, and a Demo ciat alone. Ho hoped that no undemo cratic net should bo tlouo to-day. Amid much confusion, which tho chairman attempted to still by romarklug that "it was not necessary to cease to bo a gentleman to Lo n Democrat." Mr. Iltiov said ho could ovoriook nny llttlo Interruption from a gcutlomalt uuiler tlio liiuuonce oi a uttio too in lull " how-camo-you-flo ?" A sccuo of con fusion then ensued. Mr. Klloy tried to con tinue', but his video wns drowned lu groins uud hisses, inteimliigicd with defiant rcmniKS. .Mr. Tarbox, who had assumed tlio chair amid tho wildest disorder, sh.ii ply said that ho would tako tho chair lor nwhilo, nud ho succeeded after uiuchcHbrt in restoring partial outer. Mr. I). A. Buckley, of Camhildgc, ofToiod a resolution that tho remarks of Mr. Klloy la luting to expected support from tho Republi can votcis In no wlso l'oiuescnt tlio sensa of this convention, which was adopted amid gicat confusion. Theio being no question before tho conven tion u groat deal of confusion ninso lu tho ef forts of n number of dolcgatcstobo rccognUod, when Mr..Julm Lallarty, or ioicoster, nroso and said that ho moved that the Suilblk dele gation tako tho platform and tell tho conven tion, fur God's sake, what thoy wanted, Cheers nud yells. "If thoy wanted tho customdiouso wo will glvo It them, so that we can go on In peace." At tho con clusion or this motion tho wildest disorder prevailed. Twenty men were nn their feet nl the same time, nil talking (indlll'eiont motions nudiliUbreiit subjects. At length Major Mc CaiFerty, of Woicester, camo upon tlio platfoim nud addressed the convention, MiiJorMeCif erty said : "Thcro is n great denl to siy iu this campaign, but I havo no tlmo to siy It or you to hear it. Thoro is a way to cine ovll by driving out tho porpetrators of it. If wo will bu harmonious wo shall succeed. Judgo Ab bott says for tun years wo havo bcon bleeding for the lefoims that Gouoral Butler proposes to glvo us; nyc, for twenty yonrs wo hnvo lilod for them. Did Mr. Bowles over glvo us any help lu thu Springfield Hepuhltcaa t Nu. But when Gonoinl Butli-r took up thu warfiuo against them tho newspapers began to run over Willi appeals fur letiuuchmont audio fuiin. Bo true to tho demands of the time, nnd tho demand for tlio rc-clectloii of General But lor at tho cud of his first term will bo so loud that I very much fear that thu number oT dele gates who shall como to tho next Republican convention In Worcoster will bo so small thoy may uncounted upon thofiugors of ono hand," Aftor Major McCaffcrty had finished, loud crios wcro mado for Mr. Klloy, mlltglud with hissos. Thoio weic nlso a cousldur.iblo number of shouts for .Mr. Giirgan, nud finally Mr. Powcis wns called tur, but neither of tlio geullomeu icspouder. Tho commlttco lo select fifteen members to bo ndded to tho State Centtal committoo mado n rovlscd repoit, wliich was accepted nud adopted. It was voted that thu fifteen gentlemen thus selected should consti tute tho Stato Contial committee ntlaigofui 1830. It was. also votod that if thero wero nny vac nicies lu the Stato ticket thu samo shall be filled by thu Stato Ceiiti.il committoo. President Picice, of tho Lowell city council, was c tiled for and sild: "I havo got sonso enoiizh to keen still, nud I bono that un friends will follow my oxatuplu." Cheeis and laughter. Mr. J. J. Ivullcy, of Cambridge, mado n short spoech, in older to keep the crowd quiet, nud sild that tho business of the Demooiatlo party was to 10 form thu State abuses. "Thu p irty which had buuit lu piwci for twuuty-fivo yens havo acknowledged th it abuseii exist, nud that tho party will novor remedy tho ovll." The following delegates nud alternates to tho National convention wcie repotted by thu conimlltoo: Delegates John K. Taihov, of Liwiouco; David Power, of Spiliigflcld ; M, J. MiCall'uity, of Woiccstur, uud Jonas II. Trench, of Gloucester. Alturuates John Boylo O'Keiily.of Boston; Nathan Clirk, of Lynn; Charles M, Stiausi, of Hlugluiiu, nud John M. Way, of Boston. Tho list was ac copted, and at 1:10 p. in, tho couvcntlon wns dissolved. Acclilont tn Major Stokelcy iintl s,Vlfo. PlliLADKLi-uiA, Sept. 17. Mayor Stokoloy nnd wife, while dtivlng in tho pink tills after noon, mot with an accident by tho btcaklugof tbo front of their carriage. Tho mayor was slightly hurt, whllo Mis. Stokoloy had an aim biokcu and was otherwise luluicd, but not daiigoiouuly. Tlio hoiso diagged the vehlelo for nulto n distance, tho mayor Holding onto tlio lines until Mis. Stokuloy inllud out, nnd then ho Jumped. Tho homo finally broke nway from tho wicck uud ran a considerable dlstauco bufoto It was stopped. Hnrilblo Hiilolde. Louisv:r.u:, Sept. 17. Frank H. Lousing, ngod fifty yonts, icsldlng nt Twentieth nud Madison streets, committed sulcldo to-day Hownsalnnoin the house aud pouuidcoaloil on his clothes, setting himself ou file. Thosmoko from the window ntti ictcd tho attention of tho nconlo on tho sticet, who ran to his loom in thu second story, thu door nf which Lensing had locked, Thuy biuku It npeu nnd lound tho man burned tea cusp. Lensing was tor morly n well-known giucur, nud had been sick for tho past yenr. Women'. Tuiitpoiiineo Convonllon. PouoilKi;i:i'i!ii:, N. Y., Sept. 17. Tho Stato convention uf thu Women's Christian Tcmpoi nuco Union ussoniblod horo to-day, uud will continue In session tliicudayn. Tho conven tion was called to order by tho president, Mis. Allen Butlor, of Syiacuso. About sixty dele gates weto picseut, Kepoits from tho dlll'ei cut counties were cncouinging. llnriluiiiio nt Monti oui, MoNTRKvr., Sept. 17. A sevoro liiiirlcano passed over this city to-day. Tho largo freight shed, on tho wharf belonging to tho Allan Steamship line, was lilted bodily, and iu its descent was completely wrecked. Of tweuty moil iu thu building, all oscapod but twu, who woio badly biulsed. - i .TT i Mnluo Stuto Full-. Four land, Mi:., Sept, 17. Tlio foimal opening of tho Stato fair took pluco nt 10 a. m, to-day, Tho o xorelscs conslstod of bilef addicsscs by Senator Blaino and Daniel P. Davlos, Piesldout Hamilton then announced that the tiottlug would .bo poitpouod this iiftciuooiiouticcouut of the tain, I, Duulli of ii ClilholUil'ilstoi-, Tho Vciy Kov. Chatles Ignatius Hamilton Ciutci, pastor of thu Roman Catholic Chinch of thu Assumption, on Spilug Guidon sttoul, below Twelfth, nnd vlcii-gouoml of thu inch diocose uf Philadelphia, diod at I o'clock this morning at thomtiuohlal losldeucontHluvcnth and Spring Gaidcn sticols, AnolUer Dcriiiiltlne Hnuk Olllcor. New OntuvNS, Sopt. 17, Beuy Russell, piesldout of tho Bank of Lifayottc, no.v iu liquidation, yns anusted to day, chaigod with embe'ii.llng u3,O0O uf tho bank's money. Ha ,yaj teut tojatl Iu default of $10,009 ball. BATTLE-FUG TRANSFER. Connecticut Batllo Flans Dopositod In Her Capitol. Imposing Cotcmuiiloitnt Hiitlfnril Ycslerdny ren Thousand IVnr Vclm mis iu J.lno Tho Occnslnu Mod mi (lulu Day Ulsllngulslieil Olllcom or llio tVnr rnrllclpntlng Ucu. llnwloy'n hpeoili. Tinnsfci- of Connecticut's llnlllo Flags. HAltTroitl,Co.N.V.,Sajit. 18. It Is estimated that neiuly 100,000 peoplo not residents of this i Ity nro hero to-dny to participate lu tbu ceremonies of flag day, tho conveyance of tlio old battlo flags from tho Stato arsenal to tlio now capltol. Ton tlioiiMUil veterans nro here. Thoy assembled on Bushncll Paik, aud n line of much, in which tho first regiment of Na tional Guilds participated, mid over which General Joseph It, llnwloy was chief marshal, was set In motion soon after noon. Ontlio louto of tho procession thoio wcro thousands of people, nud tho buildings lu nil diiections mo ologaiitly decorated. Thcro nro three niignillcunt nrctics on Main street. Upon in rlal nt tho capltol General llawley dellveied thu colou, which mo tu bo placed in beautiful casosln tlio vestibule, to Governor Atidten s, mid lu so doing said: Your HxtFtu'Ncvi Wo aromorethaulO.ooocltl 7Cii",ivho w ere soldiers from Connecticut lu thu hue war lor Union and libel ly. Wo como lu obedience to an Imitation of our boloicd commonircillli to bring thec eight flags from their iLiuporary resting nlaco to their llual homo lu this new and be.iiullul capltol. l'ur Ihu great honur and pltasiiru of thu day wo nrOKratcful lo thudotiirnl Assembly, to you as ciuei mnuiMraio, ami to mc sreai uoncoiirsu oi cttlrcnswlin uavn testified their extreme pied will iumatiy mis. Let the Hags rest In a few) car. theu men will no longer be able titbear arms fir thu land thoy love-, but Ihe-o weather-worn and b ittlu turn folds shall remain through the ccutii rles, testlf)lmr that Connection was true to Tree (!uerutuuit an J pledging her litturc fidelity. It can inner again be doubled that thu gnat Republic can Hud millions ol dofeuduis lu a day of trouble and millions of blised women to sustilu them. 'lhoo poir shreds aud humble stales, to be k-lorllled in tlio cesof lilturcge-icriitlons, lmo witnessed the ded Ii alien nfa continent to Justice, equal rights, union and libel ly. o bid them goodbju. Ilniuksbe to Cod, iibtiudint nud cxullliu thanks to tho AI- til lirlittr 1'iilhiip tli it t nn 1li.nl Its lliiuii il,it u nuii UllJtltVJ 1 lllllVIl IHH II U tt)l.M (It IIIIIJU MltjO nun were permitted to do something toward seeing imu me uoi eminent oi, oy anu lor mo peojue shall nut perhh from tho earth. Govoinor Andrews, iu loply, sild : Iu the iiamo and ou be-half of tho Stale I accept tlie'o lings trom tho hands of llio men who uirrkil thoinlti war. Ihoyspcik to us of tho many Uls plaisof manly and heroic vlrluo which, amid the duties of uptr.lmio lllustiated the character of the sons nl Connecticut. Willi a pathos at which every heart softens and every eye glows dim, the) loll us nf tho many thoutaud soldiers fiom our Statu who, counting not their llu.s dear, wllllugly lnld llieiu down for the honor of their country. Loilugly then uud tenderly let us lay llieiu nwaj lu the motherly arms of the Statu, whnsuttophles they now become, that they may teach these lci-ons ol p itrlotlsm and ol duty to all futuiu generations. As the color guard of each icglmciit advanced with tho colois, thuy wero saluted by the filing of cannon. Thuy wcro thou deposited in I heir poimaiicut nbidiug place. Thnccienioiilosof tiansloiilng tho Connect icut battlo Hags to tho now Stitu capltol wore ptrticulnrly impresslvo. especially thu closing exeiclscs. Tho match uf neatly 10,003 votcinnx of tho lato war, canying their old nnd titteicd binnots, wns witnessed liy neatly 100.00J peoplo. The lullro.td -ilono biought 10,000 persons to tho city, w hllo in lay c-uito In teams, and marly tho wholo population of Hurlford was on the struets. Tho m isslng of voleraus lu lnmtof thu Statu-houso. thu dcltvmy and saluto of tho colois, togotiier with stlvus of nrtlllety, music, and tho checiiiig ol tlio vcl oiansaiiil tbo ctowd, pinluced nu exceedingly drnmatlu oliuct. After tliodoposltiou of tho flairs somo of tho genual? who wetu prusont as guests upon thu platfoim wcio c tiled for, nud wuto received witu nutity citceis. ueuci.u lhunslilo said that ho was glad that ho was nu Iiumblo member of tho great nimy which butllod for tho Intrgilty of thu Union. General Schofluld bow ud his thnuUs and 10 tlred, gieatiy iipplaudod. Guuer il Willluiu B. Praukliu, iu alluding to Iho past uud. ill Its Kruat events, bnld that when ho xnw tho vetoian soldicts bcfoio hltn ho full as young as any of them. Generals Wairett, Butih tin nud Cairlugton, of tho lcgttlii army, and Gcuuinls Hurlaud nud nirgo wero also called out and cheered, ns was General llnwloy, whnbrlclly tesnonded. A collation was partaken of by thu veterans nt tho close or ttio cxoiclsrs. Tho railroids wuiu engaged until nftor mid night In l mining special tialits to take tho peoplo out ol tlio city. a shuck i xa CALAMITY. Inmates uf n Tenement JIoilso Ilurnoil tn Dinlh. Boston-, Sopt. 17. A shocking calamity oc cm red shortly after midnight to-night nt a liro lu tho tlucc-stoiy tenement house 123 Gold stroot, South Boston. Tho liuuso was occupied pilnclpally by Germans, nearly all of whom wcro aslcop at tho tlmo. Tho lire bioko out Iu thu rear pottlou lu thu lowm story, uud mado such rapid headway that bofoiu those III tbo upper stoiles could descend nil aveuuos of cscapo weiu cut nil'. Tho scene was ono of tho giuatcst distress 113 tlio Impiisoned victims iippciucd ou tlio loof mid nt tho windows in llio vain attempt to sook safely. Suvc1.1l wcro burned to death and othoiK wciu badly Injured, and it is not yet known what is thu full extent of ihu disas ter. Mniy Hulilioth was Imittsd to doalh. Her husband Is nlso badly burned nud lias been loiuovcd to tho hospilil. Koidliiaud Mayiuth Jumped fiom tlio mol of tlio burning building uud was Killed. His wife, Umulla, aged tweuty-mrtu, jumped 110m tlio tlilld-ltory wlttduw with hci son, Shu h id 11 leg and au aim broken nnd was nthoiwlso Injures, and tho boy was badly hurt lu tho spine. The body of a man, who Is not yet tcoogul.od, but who Is supposed to be Chrnllati l'ifur, was found lu tbo mills. A young woman nud tto children known to havo bcon lu tho house at tho time lire missing, and 1110 piohably burnt d, Thu damage caused by tho binning of tho house Is about $11,000. Thu fito Is supposed to have bout of Incendlaiy origin. iiisoitimns ati'ai.i. Htrnu. AVonien uud Small Child! en Stoned liy tlio MllKUIH. Pam, Riveii, Masb., Sept 17. By far thu most shameful outr.iL'o of tho slrlku was com mlttcd by strlkois this nftornoon Right Prencli families, comprising between sovunty : nud eighty men, women nud dill Inn, weto biought hcio to-day ou tho uom tl.titi fiom Boston ft 0111 Sucl, Can ida. Thty luivo novcr woikcd in n cotton mill, uud 1110 to wotk nt thoStnlloid nnd Cii-sccut mills, Tho company was divided Into two puttes; one n is taken tn tho StulToid mills and tho oilier to a hluck uu Divis sticot. It was suu.e quoiitly decided to ruuovo the latter patty tu 11 house lu tho liar of tho Ciou-int mill some low bundled y.uds nway. Tho puly consisted of two men, besides the agent who binught thuin hoio foui women nud tlio lumuiudui wcro boys mid glilsfium eighteen years of ngudownwaid. As tho paity camo nut 01 thu sticet thoy wuio hooted at by n uowdof women, ehlldicu nud 11 fow men, and 11 luW stones wciu ihiuwii. Tu lu.ilio the Blunt est cut thuy took what is known us tlio stau-u ciusher lot, wlieio tliey woio ussaullcd by crowd numbuitui; ISO ponuus, moilly men, Rocks wore thrown at them In perfect show cis, and one of tho men named Boucho wns so roughly assmlted that n man who witnessed tho wholo aluilr said hodld not expect to soohiru como out of It alive. Ho wns sovcroly kicked, nnd wnsbrulscd by n Btono under ono oyo, but is not seriously Injured. Ono woman with a bnbo in lior nrms was knocked down nnd kicked, a lllllo liov about seven ycais uld was struck iu the faco, nud nil tho little children were stoned ns well as tho older persons in the ptrty. Tho party nopirntcd nnd ran in differ ent directions, which btoko tho crowd. Tho pollco wero summoned, nnd with OUlccr Hill and tlio whole nf the district pollco who hap pened to bo near by, wcio on lianil lu a lew mo montc, but tho alarm was given nt their ap proach and tho crowd luiil dispersed. Thiuo of tlio assaulted party had got separated fiom their lriunds, but nro reported to nnvo neon found with somo old acquaintances In another iiart nf tho city. Moru Indignation Is expressed liy citizens nt this outiagu than at all tho others that havo occurred. Tho cowardly as sault nu tho women and children Is stirring tho feelings of ovcry good citizen. No urrests havo yet been made. LOCAL POSTSCRIPT. Jt.ur.ito.i a DTs.it n:u. A TiiiIii 'Wreckul nt hllior Springs Lost Night. An accident occurrod last night on tlio Me tropolitan branch of tho Balllmoro & Ohio railroad nt Sliver Springs, Jitst north of Iho city, tho incoming Western train duo iu this city a few minutes nftor 8 o'clock being tlnown fiom the track and the locotuotivo nud four cars complete ly wicckcd. Tho switch nt Silver Spilngs had been left open after tlio pissago of tlio outgoing tiuln, which leaves u fuw unti tles before tho nrtlvnl of tlio Western train. When the lccotnotivu of thu Incoming tiaiu struck tho misplaced switch it was thrown fiom tho track nud lauded in nu embank ment. Thu express car. postal car, lofrigerator car and biggago cat- followed tho locomotive, nnd wcro completely wrecKcd. By u nilinulo only ono pcisou was seriously lujuied. Tho uiifortuiiato man was nu express messenger named Williams, who was stationed in tl.u express car. This cir was badly shattered, and somo huge splinters wuio foiced through Williams' lug, rendu lug amputation necessary. A postal clerk was slightly Injured by having a, hook run through his hand. Nouo uf tho passenger cars wuro dam.izud, but n lady named Howard was slightly injured by the shock. When tho news icached this city u wtucklng lialn was sent out. Tito pisseiigcrs wero brought In, irrivlng hero about midnight. Tho lujuied man Williams was taken to tho Piovldeuco Hospltul. rui: j'jjtc coMjrissroxi:iis. Mr. Heed Holds Another Sleeting liy Him self. Every tlmo tho night for tho lcgular meet ing of thu Boint of Piio Coaimlssloncrs lolls around tho question of Mr. W. B. Reed's right to 11 seat lu thu board is revived. Thoboard usually meets on tlio evenings uf tiiu first and third Wi-dncslnys in tho mouth. Dating the sum mer months, however, mcotlugs havo been held ouly on tho first Wudues lay iu the month, tho members saying that this 111I0 wasnlopted to suit tlio com foit and couvculenco of tho board. Mr. Rued and his fi lends, however, aro of thu opinion that tho action was taken 011 Ids account, lu order to tliiuw ns mnuy ob stacles iu the way of his recognition ns 11 mem ber of tho bond as possible, ospeci illy since tha mcotlugs of tho boird, when tlioy haio had any, have tint been held at thu usual hour, A lcasou stated for not holding n meeting last night wns thu absence fiom thu city of Mr. Collins, tho president of thu bond. Mr. Reed mado his appciiaitco at tho District buildings ou l-'oui-aud-a-half stieot last evening, aud nftor remaining somo tlmo aud finding that no meeting was to bo held dcpaitcd. Ho mot (lciici.il Bacon near the building, who In formed him that no meeting would be held that night. Commissioner Dent says that Mr. Reud should present himself nud Ills cre dentials to tho I'lro Bond, upon which tho mattor would comu lrom them tu thu District Cumiuissiouois nud bo settled. So far, it is stated .it thu Uouimiisloucis olllce, thu riues tiou of Mr. Reed's right on tha Pile B0111I has not comu befoto them officially. Thoy havo been ad Used by Iho Attorney of tho DIstiict that thu portion of thu legislative act creating tlio Pliu Bond which requires that thu llieiu- bei appointed by the Sociuluiy of llio Intel lor shall bo 11 resilient 01 inu county is sun 111 force, and thuiefoto Mr. Roed Is Ineligi ble. Tho Plio Commissioners hold that they cannot icceivo Mr. Rood nt nil until Ills credentials come to them fiom thu District Commissioner. Tho nctlou of fhn Distilct CumniKsiuneiii III omioslui: Mr. Reed, It is alleged, Is based ou eiimges filed against Mr. Reud lu thu Interior Department somo mouths ngo, nllVctlug .Mr. Reed's olllelal conduct whllo a member of tho Pile Board. Au iitlldalt from Mr. John Mct'lulland, tiiu iiou-workur mid machinist, founs tlio prlucl nal evidence to sustain thu cliuiues. Mr. Reed says that tho charges weto explained to thu s itisfactlun of the Iuteiior Dep.iitmcut at tho time, nud tho fact of his iccently ucelvlug thu uppoliilmout from tho Suctclary of thu lu teiloi would ludlcntu that tho Secretary at tached llttlo Impoitntico tu Ilium. A l'lesuiil.itlun lit tlio I'oslulllce. A very pleas mt presentation took place In dliuclory-iooui No. Ill uf thu PoslolIIco Du paitmout last night, Iho icclpiout being .Mi. Rugeno O'.Sulllvan, n watchman in the Dead Letter Olllcc, who lost n leg lu tho lato tin. pleasantness, living a serge mt in the Union nrmy. Ctiplalu J. B. Ployd and Kov. II. B. Pliiinuior, biuther wntchuiuu In tiiu Pustolllcu Depni Intent, Weto the ptitne inoicisln tho af fair, and wcio actively assisted by Watchman J. W, Grlcc, who culkctud thu funds nud acted as tiuastucr. Thuy circulated a petition, which was gcnctously impended to lu tho Do p.utiucnt and thu Sixth Auditor's ulllcc, nud soon utiougli money was lalsed lu putdiasa a pilr of handsome Eilver-uiouuled crutches, which wciu piisoutcd In Mr. O'Sulllvaii, A lttgu nuinbur uf poisons Interested lu tho uf fall being assembled, Ruv. Mr. Pluinmcr wns dispatched to csiort Mi. O'Milllvan Into their pieseticc. Thu all'alr was puieh- a smprlsi to Ihu gentleman, who, upou beholding tho pics cut nud taklnc iu tho situ itiun. could baldly coutiol his iVollugu. Mr. W. Glenn uclod as cliuiiin.in. Caplaln J. B. Ployd, with u fow iippiuptlatu iciuarks, made tlio nresenlallou, . llllll 111. U 7U!11VIU limnu 1. ieuiiuH iufvusv thanking tlio gentlemen loi their Highly piled gilt. A .uiplus fund ol $1 was 11U0 turned ovei In Ml. O'bitllhaii, who imine dlatcly ordered n box of elgtis lor tbu com pany. Ii-ipiiltaiit liitutieiuui'u I'litunt Cusu. All Impuitnut ciso to all mauulactuicis of steel by thu llcsseinei pioccss has just been brought bvfoio thu United States Comiuls siuui'i ot Patents by Jacob Reoso, of Piltsbiug, who claims lobu tho (list iiivuutui uf 11 cuitiiiti melhod uf depliosphuilniug Ilussomur steel, which Is also claimed by .Sidney G. Thomas, ol Loudon, l.ng. About 1,000,000 tuns uf Hesse inei steel will bu mado in the United States this year, and tho Invention lu question will, It is ai eited, savo horn $' tn fll pur ton in thu earn of maiiulaetniu l'lio iiueslloll to be do- iiideil Is whothm Mr Ree.u or .Ml Thutnas Is 1 eitlltluil to niloiity iu tho disco vol y of tho pioccs.4. FROM ACROSS THE WATER. But Llttlo Prospect for tho Bl-Mo- tallic Confjross. Depression In tlio Illlllsll Cotton Trade Utdvrs Tur Aiuerlcim Cloths I.urcol- Tlmn Fngllsli llio Sullerlng nt Ullildlpslioroiigli Tlio Irish Ilnrtot Dcllclciit Iroli- Clml Launched. No lll-Molnlllo Congioas This Yrnr. LtVKUl'OOL, Sept. 17. Tho correspondent of tho Courier at London says t "Thero Is no prospect of tho bi-mctalllo congress, which America proposed should bo held iu London, and to which tho Biltish government provis ionally assented, meeting this year. America's agents hnvo failed so far to obtain tho assent of somo of tho leading nations." Thu Cotton Initio Depression. LoxnoM, Sept. 17. Tho correspondent of tho AuiNMrtiiit Blackburn says that during tho past fortnight ono of the largest firms of agents iu Lancashire havo taken moro ordors for Amurcau cloth for India than they received during tho sumo period for nit the English firms which thuy ropiesent. Tho Sovereign Mills nt Preston hnvo closed for nn Indefinite period, tho hands lcfuslhg to work. Sovcral Preston mill owners havo announced their In tention to close their mills during tlio next two months. Tho masters, however, feel a dllUculty in departing fiom thoir resolution, now that a reduction of wages has been ac cepted at Stnluy Brldgo and cisowhcie. No Funds for Itollef. Loniion, Sept. 17. Mr. Cross, tho homo see let.iry, 111 answer to tho letter recently re ceived fiom the mayor of Mlddlesborough ask ing for government assistance on account of tlio distress occasioned by tho depression of tiadc, lias written to that gcntlcti.au regret ting that bo has at present no funds for thu purpose, but siylug that ho will lay tho luttcr bufoto Sir Stafford Not theotc, Chaucolior of tho Exchequer. Irish Hiiricst l'ro.poct. London, Sept. 17. A dispatch to tho Timr-J from Dublin sajs: "A conslderablo portion ofthe Iilsb harvest is irreparably lost, but if lino weather should coutiiiuo for two or thteo weeks thcro will bo a very largo amount saved, nnd except wlieio lands nio exception ally heavy or hao becu flooded, crops look healthy nud promising. Potatoes havo been puliiilly blighted, ami In many faims tho wholo ctop is gone, but tltete aio excellent sup plies lu tho loci I maikets, nud there is no sign of n panic with respect to thcin. Tho opinions of resident landlords, agents nud others, who hnvo no interest iu promoting anti-rent nglta lutliiii, nro rather encouraging, aud they by no means iudorso statements lelitlve to dlstlcss made by tha agitators at public meetings nnd In tho local pruss." Nun- llilllsh lion-Chid. Lo.Nliox, Sept. 17. Tho now iron-clad tur let nun Agamemnon, carrying four 33-toa guns nud of 8,492 tous bitiduu, with engines of 0,000 liorso-powet , wns successfully lnuuchcd to-day nt Chatham, Soiluus Loss liy rite. London, Sopt. 17. Sir Edrauud Currlu's ills tlllory in Lcunnid streut, Bromluy by Bow, Landau, wns bunted yestcidoy. Tho datnago is variously estimated at fiom 200,000 to X 100,000. cozisisiox ox Tin: hav. IIIV All Unknown Sclioonnr Hun Down NoTiaco of tho Crow. lHi.Tijioni:, Sept. 17. Tlio Spaulsh steam ship I'uerto Rico, Iienco ycstonlny for Liver pool, at 8 o'clock last night, oil' tho mouth of tho Pntuxcut river, ran down nnd sunk nu un known schooner of about thirty tous. Cuptain Miiudoiuoun, of tho stc.imor, states that his vessel was proceeding slowly dowu tho bay, and lio had Just passed between two schooners. Below him was tho schoonor destroyed coming up with a fair wind aud out of thu rango of his ship until tho man steering put his helm down and brought her in front of the steamer. Tbo engines wero stopped, but it wus too into, mid tlio Pucito Rico cut tho schooner In two, her bow floating ull' on 0110 sldo of his ship, uud thu stern ou thu other. Captain Mciidcuzona immediately tluew ovor buoys and lllb-prcsoi-vers, uud got ills boats out. Ho lay by tho pieces of tho wicck all night, but saw 110 sign of llfo. Ho says tbo ctuw probably were picked up by ono of tho schooneis near by at llio I lino. Thu Puerto Klco sustained no other damage than tho loss of two spars aud soma lit ad-gear. She letmncd to pint to-day and will sail again to-ruoriow morning. CJtvnuirooii Jtirj. i:mvx. Itcsnlt ir tlio Cninliy Contest. CnnciiMooit, N. Y,, Sept. 17. Tho first match decided at tho second day of tho Creed moor mcotlng was thu Stato cavalry match, open to teams of seven men from any troop in the National Guild of tho Stato of New York, ng tho regulation carbine, at 200 yards, .lauding, Pour teams engaged in tho compe tition. Alter ncioio contest the match was won by Troop 1, of Oswego, with n scoto of 190 out of' 11 posslblo 811. Thu Washington Giuys mado 175; Tioop D, of Brooklyn, 117. and Troop A, Captain Klein's tioop, of New York, 1111. Tho day is very windy, with n brlalit sunlight, In maikidcoutrast with thu first day of thu meeting. Tho team from thu United States Engineers lead with 117 points nt thu COO yurd stago of tho short-rnugo team niirtch, defeating suvcial crack teams of tho New York clubs, Tho 200-yiud stago of tbo Stato mutch was concluded befoto noon. Tho scores wero low on account of thu high wind. Thu highest nindo was 8111, by tho Porty-uiutli regiment, of Auburn, N. Y. The !00-viird stags was on tend Iu ut 1 o'clock, tho Biiighumptou com pany making an excellent opening, Tim Notional 1'nli-. Tho workmen at tlio National I'Mr ground:) 1110 milking gratifying progress, Nearly all tho grading in completed, and tho sldo walls nud fiist lloor of tho main building nro up, Plvo bundled laboieiB nud 15 J curU nro nt woik, nud overythlug is beiug pusliwl furwnrd us rapidly us possible. Piisldcut Giuiett, of thu Ballliuoro ,t Ohio Rallioad, nud W. W. Corcoinu. es'., inspected tho giouuds last Mon day, and were mm h pleased with theli loca tion. 'Iho pitimlum lists will bo pi luted within a week uud icudy for dlstilbullon, l.lbeiil 0 lie is uio made tu exhibitors, uud tlio most sauguino hopes nru uxptcsiud by tho management for tho futttro piuspccts of thoir uudeiliikiug. Letters aio pouring lu liom all noitlonsof the country for siuieo by leading mnuiiiaciurcis, wuu aie auiious 10 .now mcir wnies, and think this oppoituuity should not be lust. All thu datk clouds hnvu blown away and tho big full is "booming." Mi. Finnic Huinu was yesterday appointed chief marshal, icuCuluucl J. O. P. Biiinsido, who has been compelled to loslgn the poslt'on on account of cii"ngcmunls which will lulio hint out of tha ultv. Mi- Willi nil II. CligLlt I1111 beeu elected tu illl CiiloncI llmuldo'n place iu tlio boird of dllUltOIH. Roiluus Itiimiwiiy Accident, Yi'stciday nftornoon Mi. Cleoige Harnett's hoiso rau nway ou Vligluin nveuue, near roui-aud-n-liall' slreot, being fiightouod by a fielght train, and Mrs. Uaruott wns thrown out, having her leg broken ubovo tho ankle aud lueU laliig other serious lnjuriu.