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WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY. HIONAPPIKG. A Bold tout Unsuccessful Attempt to Be pent the Charley Boss Business. Buffalo, September 24.—-On Tuesday last, Chas. E. Schuyler, of Little Falls, tele graph operator, called on the daughter of one of the prominent citizens at her school. Schuyler represented to the girl that he was in the employ of her father, who had been injured by the fall of a building and desired to see her. She accompanied Schuyler to the place where he said her father was lying, and as the two entered the room he locked the door and told the girl she was a prisoner until money had been paid him. He then forced her to copy the following, part of a letter .• which he had written : Dear Papa. —I ask you to give this man $5U0, for unless he raises that sum within a week he is ruined. He pledges you his word and honor that it shall be returned to you in sixty day's. For this loan he has no security to offer except myself, whom he has in keep ing. He must have this sum immediately, within a week. So long as I think you in tend to pay this sum, just so long shall I be kindly dealt with ; but at the first indica tion— At this point the girl stopped writing and begged to be released, promising to raise the required sum and bring it to him. On her swearing to never disclose what had hap pened she was released, and yesterday' told the story. Schuyler was arrested and con fessed to-day' his crime. On his person was found a letter to the father of the girl, in sub stance that he had his son Willie, aged six years, in custody and would release him on payment of $5,000, and if not forthcoming the child w'ould be drowned. Schuyler was held to bail in $5,000. The names and resi dences of a number of children of wealthy people were also found with him. in to Shooting a Postmaster. Washington, September 24.—The post of ficc agent at Atlanta has been telegraphed that the case of the shooting of the Post master at Blackville, S. C., requires particular attention. The Postmaster General will abolish the office if the postmaster is not safe while performing his duties and is not pro tected by the authorities. New York, September 24.—The Times and Tribune's specials furnish additional details of the shooting of the Black ville Postmasier. They state that the former incumbent of the position was removed for incompetency and improper performance of duty, fully established by a long report to the Post Office Department made by the special agent. The appointment of Nix, a colored man, was deeply resented by the Democrats, and Senator Butler made a charge of incap acity against the man, which his own letters just received at the department and describ ing the attempt to assassinate him arc enough to disprove. The shooting was done without a particle of provocation, coolly, deliberately and in broad day. The aim was bad or this would have been another tragedy. A Brutal Child Murder. Janesville, (Wis.,) September 23.—One of the most brutal murders ever committed in this State occurred on the farm of Alex ander White, in the town of Porter, Rock county', at 7 o'clock this morning. Mr. White left his farm early in the morning to make some purchases, and while gone his little five year old son was missed from the house, to gether with George Barringarter, a German farm hand. Search was instituted and at 1 o'clock this afternoon the body of little Sandy was discovered lying under a manger in the sheep barn, with his throat cut from ear to ear and his head nearly severed. He was en tirely disembowelled. His arms were tied behind him, his feet secured and bound, and from the situation it was evident that the murderer had first hung him and finding that death by that means was too slow, had cut him down and finished him with a knife. Barringarter had fled on a horse taken from the farm and had been several miles away, making for his home, at Fort Atkinson. No cause for the deed can be imagined. He will be captured shortly, as a sharp pursuit has been made. A Preacher Murdered by his Wife. Stratford, (Conn.,) September 24. —Rev. David L. Lounsbury, Rector of Christchurch, was shot dead this morning by his wife as he lay asleep. The woman was temporarily in sane from sickness. Murder and Suicide. Cincinnati, September 23. —The Commer cial's special reports the murder of Mary A. Long, a girl 16 years of age, residing with John A. Klink, near Bucyras, Ohio, by Geo. Schwab, a rejected suitor. After shooting the girl Schwab hung himself. The Clarke Murder Case. Boston, September 24.—The jury in the case ot the State ys. Dr. Kimball and Ma- dame Goodrich, for the murder of Jennie P. Claike, whose body was found in a trunk, came in this morning and reported a disa- greement The jury was discharged. It is reported that eleven were for conviction. - a m o»»» ■ Poisoned. Louisville, September 23.—Three brothers ate toadstools for mushrooms this morning. One has died and the other two are in a criti- cal condition. Their names are Burkler. a is of to by one a Vl»lt to the Exchange—A Sail About the Baj—Inspection or Posta, etc. A Brilliant Beceptlon at Ban Jose. San Francisco, September 24. —During the forenoon, General Grant, accompanied by Governor Irwin, Governor-elect Perkins, Mayor Bryant, and General McDowell, vis ited the Produce Exchange and received an enthusiastic reception from those present. President Clayton delivered a brief address of welcome, and after the inspection of various samples of California products the party re tired. General Grant, accompanied by Major General McDowell, Judge Field, Mrs. Grant, U. S. Grant, Jr., and the reception commit tee, immediately after leaving the Produce Exchange, were driven to Washington street where the party took the steamer General McPherson, which was covered with flags, pennants, and wreaths of flowers, and pro ceeded to make a tour of the fortifications in the harbor. Stopping a few moments at Black oint to take on several officers, the steamer proceeded to Angel Island, where the General and party were received by the officers in command and shown around the post. After passing an hour or so there the guests visited Alcatraz. The General inspected the fortifi cations there, complimented the commanding officer upon the excellent condition of the fort, and remarked upon the splendid defen ses of the harbor in general. The party then took the steamer for Black Point. On arri val there the battery fired 38 guns. Carriages in waiting took the party to the ^residence of General McDowell, the bands of the 2d and 4th artillery and 4th infantry playing "Hail to the Chief" on arrival and the soldiers salut ing. After lunch the reception began and continued during the remainder of the after noon, many prominent citizens and ladles at tending besides the military gentlemen. Dur ing the reception the General met many com rades, and the time passed pleasantly in call ing up memories of camp and battle-field. San Francisco, September 25.—The public banquet committee waited on General Grant with regard to fixing the date on which the af fair should take place. The General informed them he was awaiting a dispatch from Gen. Sherman relative to the meeting of the veterans of the Army of the Tennessee. He intended to visit the Yosemite next week, and his future movements would depend upon the nature of Gen. Sherman's reply. He there fore preferred that the committee should wait until his return from Yosemite before fixing a day for the banquet. of and is San Francisco, September 24.—General Grant and party last night attended the grand ball of the police department in aid of the Widows and Orphans' Aid Association. A box, draped with national colors, was pre pared for the reception of the guests, who were received with cheers by the company assembled. This morning, before going to Black Point, the General received a number of old residents of Galena. San Francisco, September 26.—General Grant and party left this morning on a spe cial train for San Jose. As it passed San Mateo, the cadets of St. Matthew's Academy were drawn npon the platform at present arms. The whole population of the village, behind them, greeted the train with cheers, and flags were flying all over the town. The train arrived at San Jose at 11:30 a. m. An immense crowd was at the depot, headed by Mayor Archer and the comm ; ' ee appointed to receive them. Upon ste ^ing from the train the Mayor made a brief address of wel come. General Grant, in response, said ; Mr. Mayor , and Ladies and Oentiemen :— 1 am glad to see you all and thank you for your kind reception. You speak of my re ception by the sovereigns and princes of the world. 1 am prouder of this than all—this kindness from the sovereign people of my country. Ladies and gentlemen, I thank you. General Grant took a seat in a carriage with Mayor Archer, and Mrs. Grant followed with Mrs. Archer. The crowd was so packed about the carriage that the police and militia were obliged to force a way for the proces sion with fixed bayonets. The procession moved along San Pedro street to Julian, to First, to Santa Clara, and to the Fair grounds in the order as follows : Detachment of police and band. Grand Marshal and Aids. San Jose Zuaves. Phil. Sheridan Post G. A. R. General Grant and Mayor Archer in a four in-hand carriage. Mrs. General Grant, Mrs. Archer and Mrs. Houghton. Mexican Veterans. Union and Confederate Veterans. California Pioneers. Sailor Boys. Governor Irwin and party. Citizens in carriages. Band. Firemen and citizens in carriages and on foot. General Grant and party go to the Fair grounds to witness the race this afternoon and will occupy the Directors' stand, which has been elegantly furnished for their recep tion. This evening he will be entertained by a number of prominent citizens at a banquet at the Auzeraia House, and will return to San Francisco at 10:30. A VMlraetiv« Fire. San Francisco, September 26 —Later ad vices state tbit the loss by the burning of j Alturas, the county seat of Modoc county, is $130,000 ; insurance, $30,000. The office of the Modoc Independent and two livery stables are tne only buildings saved. The fire originated in a variety store, and is supposed to be the work of an incendiary. the Full Particulars of the Great Fire. the by vis an of re in Most Of the Town a Smoldering Mass of Ruins. Immense Losses Sustained with I only Small Insurance.' Deadwood, September 20.-A Are broke I out in the Star Bakery, on Sherman street, at 2:20 o'clock this morning, and following that ,, , , . ... ... g are swept ything before it on | Lee, Main, Gold, Wall, Patton and William streets and several residences on Centennial avenue. Fanned by a light breezè and nothing to contend with except a very inefficient fire department, everything was at the mercy of the flames. Less than half a score of pro nounced fire-proof warehouses withstood the severe test. The buildings being mostly of wood and poorly constructed they burned like so much chaff. The fire spread with such wonderful rapidity that any attempt at saving anything would have been useless. All along its course terrific explosions of gun powder, petroleum, liquor, etc., were of fre quent occurence, and buildings were blown to atoms. The hook and ladder apparatus and the hose apparatus were the first things to burn, leaving nothing but a few feet of worthless hose with which to battle against the devouring elements. The new water works were tried for the first time yesterday, and this morning they were put to their full capacity, with little success in subduing the flames on account of the scarcity of water. The hill sides were almost a solid sheet of flames and water from the Boulder ditch could not be had, otherwise considerable property would probably have been saved, as the ditch ran almost directly over the worst spot. The wildest excitement prevailed on ac count of the fearful force of the flames, and people thought of but little besides saving their own lives, hundreds escaping with only their night clothes. Every team within miles of the city was called into service to help save what could be got out. There are prob ably two thousand persons who are homeless and many destitute. About one hundred and twenty-five buildings, besides fifty or sixty dwelling houses were destroyed, and while it is almost impossible to get any definite figures regarding the loss, well posted business men place it from one and one-half to two millions. The fire is still burning, but all its material is exhausted and there is no danger of its spread ing unless there should be an unfavorable change in the wind. to to the to It The principal losers are R. R. Lake, hard ware, $100,000 ; insurance, $15,000. Miller & McPherson, grocers, $50,000; in sured. W. J. Wertheimer & Co., dry goods, $40,« 000 ; insurance, $10,000. Frank Welsh, $35,000 ; no insurance. Graves & Curtis, furniture and chinaware, $26,000; insured. Wm. McHugh, liquor dealer, $23,000 ; in sured. First National Bank, $8,000 ; insured. Browning & Wringrose, grocers, $30,000 ; no insurance. Ben. Holstein, grocer, $7,000 ; no insur ance. Munter & Lilienthal, clothiers, $10,000; insurance, $5,000. C. B. Strass, dry goods, $5,000 ; insurance, $1,500. Starr & Bullock, hardware, $25,000; in surance, $15,000. T. T. Cornforth, fruit dealer, $5,000 ; no insurance. Hetzel & Co., $15,000; insurance, $5,000. Daniel McLaughlin's residence, $10,000; no insurance. Matthiesen & Goldberg, grocers, $10,000 ; no insurance. M. Liebmann, fancy goods, $30,000 ; in surance, $3,000. Jensen & Bliss, hardware, $5,000; no in surance. Culbertson & Young, produce commission merchants, $10,000; insured. Several of the firms wjiose fire-proofs were saved, have posted notices that they will open up for business in them on Satur day. Lumber is being handled rapidly and building will commence, as soon as the debris can be cleared away, in a far more substantial way than before. Most of the merchants who have lost their wooden stores will erect brick ones in their stead. Labor is in great demand, and everything presents a lively appearance. A meeting was held by prominent citizens this afternoon, prompted by numerous thiev ing operations since the fire broke out and the many cases of lot jumping, at which Judge Moody presided. It was decided to call upon General Sturgis, commanding at Fort Meade, for a company of troops to act as guard over the property of the unfortu nate sufferers by the fire, which was prompt ly complied with, and a company of cavalry was at once sent here, together with ten wag ons and two ambulances to transport the des titute citizens to Fort Meade, where they will be furnished with camps and rations, which kind offer was made by General Sturgis. All the saloons are closed by order of the Sheriff and the city presents an unusually quiet ap pearance. A citizens' committee of safety, numbering seven, was also appointed at to in day's meeting, who will assist the Sheriff in preserving the peace, and evil-doers, if caught, will be speedily dealt with. A prop osition to or ganize a vigilance committee one hundred strong was voted down emphat ically. The post office, which was destroyed, lost $3,000 in postage stamps and stamped envelopes, but no mail was destroyed, and I the coaches Me running regularly with daily I I ma ^l 8 ' Numerous kind offers of assistance I have been made by Eastern merchants, but will hardly be accepted, as the merchants I ^ ear l° sses the best possible grace, I * nd are ,0 pIace them8elveB der any obligations, at the same time appre ciating the willing offers made by Eastern I JlT* " "Ü " e8 ° £ ^ J Thesur - *7 ?» mer ° h " t8 h " V< ; n °* tak ® a "? yantag ® th Vnl« by adVa " C,ng the prices on staple groceries, as was gener ally expected> and the priceg remain the same> I as usual. The insurance companies which held a majority of the risks on the destroyed | property were the Firemen's Fund of San Francisco, St. Paul Fire and Marine, and the London & Liverpool & Globe. The Presidential Party. * Sedalta, Mo., September 24.—The Presi dential party arrived here at seven o'clock this morning. They were met at the depot by a committee of citizens and escorted through town. After the reception, which was brief and informal, a number of leading citizens were presented to the President and Mrs. Hayes. A national salute was fired in honor of General Sherman. Fort Scott, Ks., September 24. —The President arrived this afternoon, after a pleasant trip, having been warmly greeted at every station where a stop was made. Dodge City, Kansas, September 26. —Gov. St. John and staff took charge of the Presi dential party at Emporia last night and put them aboard a special train provided for that purpose by the officers of the Atchison, To peka & Santa Fe Railroad Company for this place. The party arrived here at seven o'clock. The President, General Sherman and Governor St. John were conveyed from this place to Fort Dodge in an ambulance, where they received a military salute suitable to the rank of the party. The balance of the party took breakfast at this point, at which a halt was made of about two hours. The party will return to Topeka to-day and remain at that place over night and proceed Leavenworth the following day. in of its to like of are the Political Gossip. New York, September 24. —The World's Washington special has a long story of an alliance between Blaine and Sherman against Grant. The alliance was formed through the agency of Whitelaw Reid, who affects to be friendly both to Sherman and Blaine. It was his notion that Sherman should go to Maine on Blaine's invitation and that Blaine should go to Ohio on Sherman's. Grant's re turn was to be the signal for beginning hos tilities, and Reid, in his anxiety to carry out his part of the plan of attack—the Tribune being the organ of the alliance—blundered into New York as soon as possible. mm ■ len t I ^ Minnesota Democratic Convention. St. Paul, September 25.— The Democratic Convention to-day nominated Edward Rice, of St. Paul, for Governor, and E. P. Barnum for Lieut. Governor. In the evening the ticket was completed as follows: Secretary of State, Felix A. Bo ver ; State Treasurer, Lyman B. Cowdrey ; Attorney General, P. M. Babcock ; Railroad Commissioner, Wm. Colville. Majority and minority reports were made from the com mittee on resolutions. The majority report, expressing the views of the hard money wing of the party, was finally adopted. The platform declares : 1st, the United States is an indissoluble unionof indestructible States. The federal government is supreme within the limits defined by the Constitution and its amendments. The second is a resolution against protection as being in the interest of Eastern capitalists alone and against the in terests of the people at large. It favors free trade as the policy of this country ; 3d, a thorough revision of the patent laws ; 4th, gold, silver and paper ; the unlimited coinage of silver and its immediate restoration to its equality with gold ; 5th, genuine civil service reform, economy and honesty in office ; 6tb, condemns monopolies and sumptuary laws ; 7th, free ballot, honest count and no troops at the polls. tm I » — i I — NEW MEXICO HOSTII.ES. jParticnlnrs of the Fight—The Losses Sus tained. Washington, September 26.—The follow ing telegram from Col. Hatch, describing the battle with the Indians on the 18th inst., has been received at the War Department, dated banta Fe, September 23d : "Lieutenants Dawson, Wright and Day struck Victoria's trail at the head of Sierra Blanco canyon on the 16th, following it to the head of Los Animas river, where on the 18th they ran upon the Indians, who held a strong position. Captain Beyer, with his company and Hugo, came up and took part in the part. After fighting all day the troops were compelled to withdraw under cover of darkness, with the loss of five killed and one wounded, and 32 horses killed and 6 wounded. Morrow has sent Lieutenants Blackson and Gatewood, 6th cavalry, with their Apache scouts, and Emmet with the Navajoes to the scene of action, and will follow immediately with part of company L, 9th cavalry. Wright, with 22 men of company C, will join him to-1 morrow. Victoria is said to have about 140 Indians. Two Navajos and one citizen were also killed in the fight." 1 WBONOFVLLY ACCUSED. An American ship Captain Arrested for Smuggling. San Francisco, September 26. — The steamer Newburn arrived here from Mexican ports to-day in charge of the first officer, Captain Metzger having been arrested in Ma zatlan for alleged violation of the revenue l aws * Under the new revenue laws in Mex * co tbe captain of a vessel is made responsi for the errors or misdoings of a consign er * ^ our packages of freight were found in In the protest made before the U. S. Consul, Ca P taio Metzger said he knew nothing what ever of the alleged smuggled packages, and the custom house at Mazatlan that the author ities said arrived on the steamer Newburn from this port. They therefore arrested Cap tain Metzger and confined him in jail. Bail was offered but the judge would not allow him to be bailed out, and the latest advices are to the effect that he is still incarcerated. that no bills for freight have ever been pre sented by the owners of the Newburn or paid by any one to them. If Captain Metzger is found guilty the penalty will be two years imprisonment. U. S. Consul Kelton hopes to clear him of the charge, as there is no proof that the packages in question were landed from the Newbern. in a at A Magnificent Business House. [Butte Miner, 21st.] Now that Bonner & Co. are fairly installed in their new quarters, a full description of the new store may not be out of place. Other salesrooms in Montana are larger than the Butte salesroom of B. & Co., some being longer, others wider, but none of them is so well proportioned ; none impresses the mind of the beholder with the idea of symmetrical elegance suggested at the first sight of the mammoth establishment on Upper Main street. The room is neither too wide nor narrow for its length ; neither too high nor low for its other dimensions. Its proportions are archi tecturally correct, and from the first glance to the last the impression made on the eye is like that produced by a finely chiseled piece of sculpture, a beautiful painting or other work in which the rules of art have been closely followed, not flagrantly departed from. The sales room is 28$ feet wide in side, 100 feet long, and 15 feet high. Its sides are flanked by 175 feet of corniced shelving, the shelving being ten feet high, with a broad cornice at the top, upon which stacks of un broken packages are piled. In the middle of the room, facing the visitor upon entering, is a broad, circular-headed counter, beginning near the door and running down the full length of the hall. This counter is hollow, or has an open space in the middle, from which the salesmen can display the goods to patrons on either side. A circular-headed counter is also found on each side of the hall, beginning a short distance from the show window, and running back full length. Those counters are low and broad and are finished with base mouldings, panels, pilasters and projecting cornices, their form as well as their finish being exquisite. The|finish is marble for the base moulding, French and American maple for the panels, and oak for the pilasters and borders. The entire length of the counters, 31 inches wide, is 320 feet. At night a par ticularly fine display is made by the light of the thirty shade lamps with which the estab lishment is illuminated. Six of these lamps shed their rays from the central chandelier, suspended from a frescoed decoration in the ceiling. In the front we have a recess glass door, eight feet wide by fourteen high, and windows six feet by thirteen,besides the glass sides of the half-bow window formed on either hand of the recess of the door. The size of the window glass is 30x50 inches, double thickness, rather an inconvenient size, since in case of breakage it can only be re placed by ordering from the East. Above the windows are tastefully designed transoms, each consisting of segments of three circles, one larger one containing two smaller, touch ing each other on the vertical diameter of the larger circle. The porch in front of the building, which is 16 feet wide and 18 high, serves to support the massive iron doors and shutters ready to be dropped at an instant's warning of danger. Taken altogether the building is just what it should be properly to correspond with the business transacted by the firm occupying it. CountiLg all these different houses in Montana, the firm of E. L. Bonner & Co. are among the heaviest, if not the heaviest, importers in the Territory, as the books of the Terminus commission merchants will show. The advantage of im porting on so large a scale enables them to deal direct with manufacturers, and get special rates of transportation. This, added to the further advantage of having a shrewd buyer constantly watching the markets, en ables Messrs. E. L. B. Co. to sell goods here for less than a small buyer can import them, and still make a moderate profit, which is all they ask. Tbe N. F. in Oregon. [Chicago Daily News, 8ept 10.] Oregon Advices state that the work on the Pacific end of the Northern Pacific railroad, from the present terminus eastward, will he pushed forward as rapidly as possible; 200 miles are to be completed and open for traf* fie before tbe close of 1880. It is. claimed that Oregon contains 20,000,000 acres of wheat lands, unsurpassed as to productive ness and quality of product. The road also strikes extensive coal fields and timber lands, which will prove of vast advantage. If this road, when completed, could only be kept out of the ring of roads crossing the continent its benefits to the country generally would be incalcuable.