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AN AMERICAN ABDUCTION CASE.

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AN AMERICAN ABDUCTION CASE. EXCITING CONFLICT WITH THE SCHEMERS. The city of New York is in an excited state about a frustrated plot to abduct a child as a means of extorting money. The family of Mr. Louis Stras- burger. a wealthy jeweller, received during several weeks letters threatening to abduct his daughter Rosa, aged eleven, it £ 12,000 were not paid. An attempt was made to abduct her, but failed, and the case was placed in the hands of the detective force. The conspirators proposed that the governess should appear in a certain street, walk. ing over a specified route, with the money in an envelope, dropping it when a pistol was fired. This was tried several times, but no pistol was fired. Finally, on Thursday, a letter came ord ring this to be done again immediately. The governess started, with an envelope contain- ing a blank paper, and walking as instructed along £ ixty-first-street, towards Fifth Avenue. A detec- tive, by a circuitous route, entered Madison-avenue, near Sixty-first-street, as a governess came along. A pistol shot was fired, the governess dropped the envelope, and a man picked it up. The detective rushed after him and a scuffle ensued, during which the detective's pistol went off, as he avers, accidentally. The ball entered the man's eye, instantly killing him. The accomplice who fired the pistol was afterwards captured. Other arrests have now been made. The inculpated parties are all Germans, who came from Europe in October on the steamer with Mr Strasburger's family, when the plot was formed. Full disclosures have been made, and the apartment where the child was to have been hidden has been discovered, as also has been the fact that passages to Europe for the chief parties had been engaged. This case resem- bles the Charlie Ross abduction case so much that it attracts general attention.

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