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bbpobted specially fob the herald by WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY. A BOSTON HORROR. IjO§ 8 of Ule in a Burning House. Tenement Boston, September 17.-A shocking calam ity occurred to-night at a fire in a three-story tenement house in South Boston. The house was occupied principally by Germans, nearly a ll of whom were asleep at the time. The tire broke out in the rear portion of the lower story and made such rapid headway that be fore those in the upper stories could descend all avenues of escape were cut off. Several were burned to death and others badly in jured. It is not yet known what is the ex tent of the calamity. Mary Huldreth was burned to death, and her husband was also badly burned. Ferdinand Mayruth jumped from the roof of the burning building and w T as killed. His wife Emily, aged 23 years, jum ped from the third story window with her son. The woman had a leg and arm broken and was otherwise injured, and the boy was badly hurt in his spine. The body of a man who is not yet recognized, but supposed to be Christian Fifer, was found in the ruins. A young woman and two children known to have been in the house at the time are missing and are probably burned. The damage by burning of the house is about $3,000. It is supposed to lie the work of au incendiary. Of those who are dead three are burned to a crisp. M rs. Mary Gillespie, sleeping on the lower floor, was overcome by smoke and will die. Boston, September 18. — The occupants of the tenement 128 Gold street, burned last ht, were as follows : On the first floor, an in aged couple, whom no one seems to know, and one Gillespie and wife. On the second floor, a German family consisting of father, mother and three children named Feiffer. On the third floor, Ferdinand Meroth, wife and two children, and George Holdred, wife and two children, making fifteen persons asleep in the house when the incendiary kin dled the fire. When the fire was discovered by a police man it w as at 11^ o'clock, and the flames were breaking out of the front floor, having burned through the stairs, making them im passuhle. The smoke was rolling up the nar row' stair cases and awakened the inmates, who, before the firemen could arrive, had either leaped from the windows, gone to the roof in the hope of safety, or dropped suffo cated into the halls. in of I He to is The list ot dead comprises five, w 7 hich may be increased to seven or eight. The old cou ple on the first floor made their escape and was not heard of during the night. The Gil lespie family made their escape with the ex ception of his wife and mother. The latter was .50 years old and might have escaped by walking only about six feet, but she became bewildered aud sw'ooned in her room. She was found by the firemen in an apparently dying condition and was taken ta the station with other victims of the fire. Her injuries are terrible burns, external and internal. Rose Feiffer, aged 23 years, was found in the hall of the second floor. Mrs. Feiffer and two children jumped from a window and were but slightly hurt, but Feiffer, the father, was lost. Meroth, on the third floor, lifted his son Charles, aged 14 years, out of a window and allowed him to drop to the ground a dis tance of forty feet, then instructed his wife and daughter to jump, which they did, and last of all he himself jumped to the ground and iu falling met instant death. Mrs. Meroth is at the city hospital, with fractures of both legs and one arm and her face bruised be yond all recognition. Her daughter Rose sustained no serious injury, but Charles is badly hurt. Holdred took his wife to the roof and then went down stairs, where he was caught by the flames and burned, proba bly fatally. Mrs. Holdred's body, charred beyond recognition, was found on the roof. Charles Holdred, her son, at the hospital, is internally injured by jumping to the ground, and with an arm broken. It is now stated definitely that only five persons perished at the Gold street fire. The Mormon Question. New York, September 17. —The Tribune's staff' correspondent says: The Mormon plun for solving the polygamy problem is to secure the admission of Utah during the com ing winter as a State. Every argument, every consideration likely to have weight in Wash ington will be put forward to persuade Con gress to pass an enabling act, thus placing polygamy and the other questions entirely at the control of the Mormons. The Tribune says : On its face this would seem an impossible scheme, but we have seen enough of Democratic rule in Congress to know what a Bourbon majority means. The State ot Utah would elect two Democrats to the United States Senate and would cast three electoral votes for the Democratic candidate lor President. It would, in case of an elec tion by the House give a vote which would neutralize that of Puritan Massachusetts. There is a stake here for which the Demo cratic party might be desperate enough to Play. : in so A Fifed i W'ltb Indians. St. Paul, September 18.—A special to tbe Pioneer-Press from Winnipeg says : Advices from Wood Mountain report a fight between Indians who crossed the line after buffalo an d United States soldiers. Nine Indians "'ere killed and three Americans and two chiefs wounded. by be as A to is a TILDEN TOSSED. The Leading Democratic Paper Throws The Old Han Overboard. New York, September 20.— The World has an important editorial whereof the following is the essence: What it concerns us to-day to point out » that in publishing this most dis tressing statement Tilden has made it impos sible for the Democrats of the United States ever again seriously to entertain the notion of entering a contest for the Presidency under his leadership with any hope of success. He has deliberately elected to commit himself to a lawsuit concerning his own character with Cyrus W. Field, over the duration of which and over issues involved and to be involved in which neither he nor the Democratic party can expect to have any control whatever. The Democratic party cannot successfully go into the Presidential battle of 1880 as a de fendant in a lawsuit between Tilden and Cyrus W. Field. Tammany's Objections to Tilden and Robinson. Chicago, September 19.—The Times inter viewed Gen. Alexander Delmar, of San Francisco, and of the New York Tammany delegation, who has been in at the fight over the nomination of Robinson at the Syracuse convention. He is now en route to Califor nia. He declared that Robinson's election was equivalent to Tilden's nomination, which Tammany regards as a great disaster to be avoided. The objections to him were : First, Tilden has been disloyal to his own party 7 ; second, Tilden was connected with practices, intrigues and bargains during the last Presi dential election which leave a flavor about his very name that renders him unfit to be the candidate of a fractional party; third, Rob inson, Tilden's follower, manager and ad herent, has been guilty of a number of acts in his administration at the instigation of and for the benefit of Tilden's Presidential aspi rations, and which were tyrannical, unjust and undemocratic, such as the dismissal of the county clerk, police commissioners and other officers of New York city. Kelly's mistake was that he only pointed out the last of these objections and did not say a word about the others himself nor think it neces sary that anybody else should say anything about them. I do not abuse his motives, for I know that he was perfectly honest and sin cere, but I think he made a mistake. All of Tilden's old honorable friends have deserted him—Seymour, Schell, David Dudley Field, Kellv, Baldy Smith and scores of others. He declared that he would quit the party if Tilden was nominated and do all in his power to defeat him. The Western country, which is making tremendous strides, must have the nominee for President. Robinson will not be elected if Kelly keeps faith, lie said much more, mostly-denunciatory of Tilden, his record and thrifty methods. Tbe Democratic spue m Massachusetts. Worcester, (Mass.,) September 17.—The Butler Democratic State Convention was called to order by Alonzo V. Lynde, chair man of the State Central Committee.* John K. Tarbox was chosen chairman. Tarbox was received with rounds of applause and cheers, and in a speech said : "The responsibility for the Democratic division is not upon us. Before our commit tee issued the call under which we have as sembled they requested the Faneuil Hall com mitee to restore the party unity by joining the Union Hall for a convention in which all Democrats of the State should have equal and just representation. The proposal, made courteously and in good faith, met with a re fusal and indignity. For a refusal to submit to the authority of the Democratic constitu ent body, we denounce the Faneuil Hall man agers as factious and disloyal and foes to the party welfare. We did not invite a contro versy, but we sought to avoid it. Our self respect now compels us to meet it. To our brethren throughout the 8tate, and to the country at large, we affirm our adhesion to the organization and flag of the national Democratic party. We falter at no word or syllable of the creed as the great teachers or the Democracy expounded it and the recent national councils of the party have applied it to public questions. We stand by the Jeffer son doctrine of the sovereign union of sover eign States, absolute national supremacy over all subjects within the constitutional preroga tive of the Federal Government, and State supremacy absolute over all other objects of legitimate governmental cognizance. We in sist that State rights does not antagonize or or weaken the just authority and # dignity of needful vigor of the nation, but sustains and supplements, and that the doctrine of local sovereignty as maintained by the Democratic party is kin to secession, or that the rebellion was its offspring. Secession is dead. The life of the Republic demanded it. States rights survive. The welfare of the Republic needs it. He asked if now was a time to give prominence to State instead of national issues when our mother State suffers from misrule and when our might is insufficient for her relief, to refuse to unite our forces with other of her sons who offer to join their strength to ours in an effort for her deliver ance ? For myself, and I am sure I voice your sentiment and judgment of the great body of the Democratic votes you represent in these deliberations, I answer, no. Let us so far respect our commonwealth as to give her precedence in our political campaign, making common cause to that extent with all who choose to ally themselves with us." Died. Boston, September 18.—Rev. Rollin H. Meale, D. D., the oldest Baptist minister in New England, died this morning, aged 72. Prominent Lawyer Dead. Milwaukee, September 18.—Hon. Geo. B. Smith, a prominent politician and lawyer, died to-night. ^ <HW>I> — Daniel Drew Dead. New York, September 18.—Daniel Drew, familiarly known on the street as "Uncle Daniel," died suddenly to-night at his resi dence in this city, aged 82. Colorado Republican Convention. Denver, September 19.—The Republican State Convention for the nomination of a can didate for Judge of the Supreme Court as sembled at Denver this afternoon. Every county in the State was represented. Great interest has been felt because of the avowed candidacy of Thomas W. Bowen, now Judge of the fourth district. He is the Judge who issued the injunction against the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company, a few weeks ago, and ordered that company to turn back to the Rio Grande company the latter's road, which had been leased by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Company and was then beiDg run by the latter. When the Rio Grande company obtained possession un der Bowen's order he then put it in the hands of a receiver. The United States Court shortly afterwards undid all this. Bowen has since made every effort for a nomination by the convention to-day, and came in with a strong following from his section. J. M. North, of Boulder, was made chairman. After an immaterial squabble on the report of the Committee on Credentials, Congress man Belford offered a resolution, which was carried with great enthusiasm and cheering, that on Grant's return, should he decide to become a candidate for the Presidency, Colo rado will pledge him her votes. The ballot ing gave Bowen the highest number at first, but on the second formal ballot Judge Wm. E. Beck was nominated, which was made unanimous. Beck is now Judge of the Dis trict Court of the 1st judicial district, and is very popular. The Republicans think they can sweep the State with him. A committee was appointed to wait on Secretary Schurz at the depot, on his arrival from the West to night, and invite him to address the Conven tion. Indications of Business Activity. New York, September 18.—There is no more reliable barometer by which to judge of the activity of business in commercial circles than the amount of telegraph ser vices required—85 per cent, of which is of a commercial character—and there could be no better evidence of reviving commerce than the great increase in that service. Ft r the past two months, even in the season of fac tions, the Western Union company has sent and received at its principal office in this city from 44,000 to 48,000 messages per day, and the present week was inaugurated with the handling of 51,541 messages on Monday. The average was 10,000 per day for the cor responding period last year, when the busi ness was considered large. Borne of this is doubtless owing to the steady growth of the telegraph business, but much of it must be attributed to increased activity in trade. are run ber end be —— The California Election. San Francisco, September 17.—It has been considered certain that in the 3d Con gressional district McKenna (rep.) was I elected over Berry (dem.) by a small major ity, official returns from all except two coun ties (Humboldt and Trinity) having beeD re ceived. Official returns just received from Humboldt now give Berry 171 majority, which returns from Trinity cannot materially change. The Wisconsin Democratic Governor ship. Milwaukee, September 19— Hon. James G. Jenkins, of Milwaukee, was nominated to-day by the Democratic State Central Com mittee for Governor, in place of Alexander Mitchell, declined. Mr. Jenkins, who is a prominent lawyer and politician, has accepted the nomination. Fight With Indians. Washington, September 19.—The follow ing dispatch is from Col. Hatch, at Santa Fe, N. M.: I have just received the follow ing from McEver8, near Hillsboro: "We have had a five hours' fight with all of one hundred Indians, and have ten killed and several wounded. All our stock is gone." I have sent every available soldier out with Dawson and Day. I hear that Beyer, Hugo and Lieutenant Wright are all in the vicinity and should be able shortly to overtake the Indians. Order for the Issue of Arms and Ammu nition. Washington, September 19.—The Ord nance Department has telegraphed to the commandant of the arsenal at Fort Union, New Mexico, to issue arms and ammunition to Governor Wallace, not to exceed 300 rifles and 1,000,000 rounds of cartridges. •Idabo Hostiles. San Francisco, September 19.—A Boise City dispatch says : Day before yesterday the Indians shot a young man named Ballen tine, herding stock on upper Squaw creek, fifty miles northwest of here. He gave the alarm and eight citizens started for the scene, but finding the Indians from forty to sixty sträng, they retired. Col. Bernard, with fifty cavalrymen, left this morning in search of the hostiles. Price« of Wool. Philadelphia, September 19.—Wool in improved demand ; prices firmer and slightly higher ; Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Vir ginia XX and above, 38@40 ; XX, 38@39 ; medium, 40@45 ; coarse, 35@37 ; New York, Michigan and Western fine, 34@35 ; A med ium, 40@12 ; coarse, 35<8>37 ; combing wash ed, 40@45 ; unwashed, 30@33 : Canada com bing, 38@40 ; fine unwashed, 24<®25 ; coarse, 28@30 ; medium, 30@33 ; tub washed, 42@45; Colorado washed, 20@26 ; unwashed, 18@19 ; extra and merino pulled, 35<s>37 ; No. 1 and surper palled, 34@37. in COIN PLETHORIA. Gold for all In Exchange for Greenbacks Washington, September 19. —On Tuesday it was stated that on account of the large ac cumulation of gold coin in the Treasury, ar rangements were being made whereby gold and silver coin might be exchanged for United 8tates notes at the several sub-treasurys. Since that announcement it has been discov ered that the existing law prohibits the ex change of coin for legal tender notes at any sub-treasury other than at New York. An order therefore has been prepared so as to conform with the provisions contained in the Resumption Act. The text of the circular is as follows, dated Treasury Department : 'Gold coin beyond the needs of the gov ernment having accumulated in the treasury of the United States by, deposit in the several public assay offices of fine bars and foreign coin for which depositors have been paid at their option in United States notes, the Treas urer of the United States and the several As sistant Treasurers at Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Chicago, St. Louis, New Orleans and San Francisco, are hereby authorized to pay out gold coin as well as silver coin and notes upon current obligations of the government, and upon ad vances to disbursing officers as may be con venient and practicable. Transfers of coin for this purpose will be made to any Assis tant Treasurer when necessary by the Treas urer of the United States by application to him. The Treasurer of the United States in this city, on receipt by him of a certificate of deposit issued by the Assistant Treasurer at New York, stating that there has been depos ited with him legal tender notes in sums of one hundred dollars or multiples thereof, will also cause to be shipped from the mint at Philadelphia to the depositor at his risk and expense, a like amount of gold coin. Stand ard silver dollars may also be obtained as heretofore. Exchange of gold coin for United States notes at the several sub-treasury offices except at New York, appears to be prohibited by section 3651 statutes of the Uuited States, but it is believed that the payments of coin as above authorized will enable persons to se cure all that may be desired. (Signed) JOHN SHERMAN, Sec'y Treasury. to INDUSTRIAL DEPRESSION. Gloomy Outlook in England—Factories Closing aud Thousands of Operatives Thrown out of Employment. London, September 18.-The labor troubles are increasing. The Bedford new mill at Leigh has been closed, and mill operatives rendered idle. The Preston Spinning and Manufacturing Company, running 45,000 spindles and 750 looms, have commenced to run on the short time system. There is not the least indication of a settle ment to prevent strikes. At Mosley the num ber of strikers is increasing daily, and by the end of this week it is expected, with two ex ceptions, that every mill in the district will be closed. The operative spinners of Hyde will meet shortly to discuss the question of a reduction of the wages of operatives aûd to decide whether there shall be a stoppage of the mills throughout the whole district. Quite a panic has been created in Glossop by the announcement that the Summers mill, employing 3,000 hands, will shortly be closed. The Wood Bros, mill, employing an equal number of hands, are about to start running on short time. As Glossop is entirely depen dent on the cotton trade, all classes of the community express the gravest concern re garding the condition of affairs. Three thousand persons are now utterly penniless in Middleborough. The Zulu King a Prisoner. Capetown, September 2.-When Cetewayo was captured he was utterly prostrated. The King was taken to Ulundi. During the march seven of his followers tried to escape and six were successful. The other five were shot. The king will be taken to Maritz burg and from there to Grey town. London, September 18.~Sir Garnet Wolse ley telegraphs from South Africa that all the important Zulu chiefs have now submitted to the British authorities. A Durban correspondent reports that Cete wayo will be placed on board of the gunboat Forester at Port Durnford, which leaves with sealed orders. A dispatch dated Capetown, September 2d, says : Sir Garnet Wolseley goes to the Trans vaal on the 5th inst., when all the troops will be withdrawn from Zuzuland except a small column engaged in pacifying the northwest. Two Residents remain in North and South Zuzuland. Tbe German Emperor's Reception at Strasburtr. Strasburg, September 1.—Upon the entry into this city of the Emperor of Germany, many shops were closed and a multitude of the houses closed their shutters. Only official buildings were profusely decorated. The German speaking inhabitants formed the bulk of the crowd iu the streets, though the French speaking element in Strasburg is still very strong. The French newspapers have become more outspoken concerning Alsace Lorraine. The inhabitants have become much more estranged from Germany than they were two years ago, when the Emperor vis ited Strasburg and met with a comparatively cordial reception. Insurrection in Cuba. Havana, September 19.—A decree has been published by authority of the home government declaring the province of San tiago de Cuba in a state of war. Persons en gaged in rebellion or sedition will be tried according to the law of March 23,1870. The civil authorities of the province will continue in the undisturbed performance of their du ties, but the criminal cases, when it is con sidered necessary, will be tried by court mar tial. Rebels surrendering within a fortnight after the publication of this decree will be pardoned. F BUTLER DEMOCRACY. There are getting to be as many kinds of Democracy as there are brands of cigars, and great pains are necessary not to mix them. Yesterday that peculiar variety, known in Massachusetts as the Butler Democracy, held a State convention fo t the purpose of norni - nating that gentleman for Governor, just as naturally as if that versatile worthy had not been moving heaven and earth, besides pay ing out lots of money, to hire this veiy ser vice. Who would have believed a few years since that this conquorer of New Orleans, for whose head Southern legislatures offered big rewards—this fierce impeacher of Presi dent Johnson—would be back in the Demo cratic fold, excommunicating and anathe matizing the old regulars who have stood in their tracks ever since Butler voted for Breck inridge in the Charleston convention, and have seen him most of the time since on the highest benches of the opposition ? It is a very appropriate custom prevailing among certain religious denomniations to take fresh converts into the fold on proba tion, till the test of time determines how much is smoke and how much is true flame. But this great political acrobat has by one vault ing somersault landed in the centre of the fold, and without submitting to established usage and proper examination to determine whether he is a wolf or a lamb, proceeds to establish new keepers and announces with a grand flourish of trumpets that he is the chief bell-wether of the true fold and ail others are impostors. Ex-Congressman Tarbox, who served in the 43rd Congress, when Butler was defeated by Thompson, a Democrat, and knows Butler's history as well if not better than his own, condescended to serve as Chairman of this convention. He claimed for this Butler convention that it was in full harmony with the National Democracy ; that it subscribed to every principle of that party, including States rights up to the verge of secession. It was a strange speech in a strange place, and must have sounded strangely to such men as Usher and Simmons and other like them, who still assert that they belong to the Na tional Republican party along with Butler, and are only seeking to reform the State government. So far as we have heard any deliverances of recent date from Butler himself, the only principle on which he differs radically from the Republican party, is in preferring paper money to gold and silver, and perhaps the further question of the propriety of sending him to Congress or electing him Governor. Whether Tarbox exceeded instructions or not we cannot say, but he performed a good service in frankly announcing that it was a Democratic convention in full harmony with the national organization. Tarbox evidently has some pride in not belonging to a third party, as the Abbot Democracy proved itself last year and will probably be again. It will probably be a bitter dose to those Butler men who still claim to be Republicans, and we fancy still more distasteful to the National Democracy whose principal body is the Solid South. It was to propitiate the Southern wing of the party that the doctrine of State rights was brought forward. We fancy that the South will not be very demonstrative in welcoming Butler back to the old fold, though if anything can catch there it will be the State rights declaration. As Wade Hampton said months ago, questions of finance are of minor consideration ; the true test of Democracy is adhesion to the doctrine of State rights. The State first and the Nation afterwards, Democracy says. The Butler variety only adds Butler first, the State next, and the Nation afterwards. We cannot believe that Massachusetts has suok so low as ever to make such a mounte bank as Butler her Governor. DRY GOODS. 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The ladies of the city and vicinity will have an oppor tunity to inspect in person the much read of articles which the leading Fashion Journals are calling their at tention to from week to week. The brilliant array of rich novelties will bear the closest scrutiny of ladies of fashion or taste, and it is our purpose to make the Broadway Empor ium the popular place of resort. We will keep only the choicest goods for the best retail trade. Bretonne, French, and Tuscan Laces; Collars and Cuffs; Zephyr Shawls and Sacks ; Handkerchiefs ; new design in Buttons; Fancy Articles; Lignoid Jewelry; Lacquer-ware. Damasks, Grenadines, toil et quilts, Nottingham laces, Piques, Mummy Cloths, White Goods, Mosquito bars, Flannels, etc., etc. We offer rich, choice. New Goods, at bottom prices, for cash. J. It. BOYCE, Jr., Broad tray. -•** ►* - SPRING SPRING SPRING SPRING SPRING SPRING SPRING SUITS SUITS SUITS SUITS SUITS SUITS SUITS SILKS SILKS SILKS SILKS SILKS SILKS SILKS SATINS SATINS SATINS SATINS SATINS RUCHINGS RUCHTNGS RUCHINGS RUCHINGS RUCHINGS HOSIERY HOSIERY HOSIERY HOSIERY HOSIERY GLOVES GLOVES GLOVES GLOVES GLOVES CORSETS COHSETS CORSETS CORSETS CORSETS CORSETS PARASOLS PARASOLS PARASOLS PARASOLS PARASOLS PARASOLS FANS FANS FANS FANS FANS FANS SHAWLS SHAWLS SHAWLS SHAWLS RIBBONS RIBBONS RIBBONS Fancy cut and colored Ceiling and Shelf Pa per at 25 cents per quire at H. M. PÄRCHEN & CO'S.