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TTVr Q I TES CENTS V VJJ. 0.1 PU W&. FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 17, 1875. TINO. 146 STAR PRBPBHRBD SPBCIALa BUEKKXK'B FDB STORK, an Tine street, near Seventh. Large stock of LaCUos, Misses' and Children's Furs, Gents' Wat baps, Collars and Gloves; Buffalo and JTntoy Uobes, at aotual cose puiees. Call and aamine before baying elsewhere. den-10o 8TBVKJ. S BUOKSTOBEs West Fourth street. Large stock. Fair iprioes. Everything new promptly .received. hlts and correspondence solicited. del-UOt HULL, THE FHarOOUAlHGU, No. 16U West ff'Uth Street, auati-ti ADVERTISE. ADVUliTlSliMliNTa 0 THIS PAGHS Under the respootlva classifications ot WANTS, FOB SALE, FOR RKNT, Ac, JFIVE OENTS A. LINE. No Insertion less than TEN CEiTS. ' BOARD IN9. TJOAKDINU A handsomely furnished front ,XJ room, nrst noor, witn oonru, ai. o a ween, at 34 Ferry street, Day boarders wanted. aeio-jt FOR RENT. Ti W. ft It RENT ROOMS Furnishod front, for two gentlemen, with or without bourd. 616 , ninth street. - aeio-zt TjMR RENT ROOMS Nicely furnished I? front rooms for gentleman, N. W. corner .mill ana aiin streets. aeio-zc R RENT HOUSE Brick of 8 rooms. 46 Dayton street; rent $26. Inquire of HER- AJAI tit, mi nay ton street. aem-an 1i0K RENT COTTAGE On Mount An V burn, a desirablo cottage residence on Mc Gregor aro.. near Main ave. Inquire of SAM BEL WELLS. McGregor ave., or of JOHN L. WUETsTONE, Summit ave., Mount Auburn. WANTED MISCELLANEOUS. ANTED EVERYBODY To go to 418 John street lor cheap uair wort iv TTf A NTED TO BUY AND BELL Indian YV relics, coins, minerals, fossils, Ae. 117 W.aixta street. uuio-oi WANTED BUY YOUR HATS Of MARTIN, at 4 W JTlltn St. jyis-u TTAWTicn TOtf TO KNOW That B, W OAVAGNA SON have a new lot of flue Boneless Codilau, and a splendid line of 'groceries. jy-n ,NTED YOU TO KNOW That John Rnunor'a Shell Ovstors are received dal- Si by express. C all and sec him. Opposite the ana 110. ei. "1XT ANTED LARD TANK A' good me wl ai.ml -Annn.l-h..nr1 lnrf ttLrtlf ! muni. J J IJIUIU DITOft, OPWUU- unuu iu , le eh.-ap. Box 608, Grceueburg, Decatur -COUDBY, .U'llIUIIl. " ITtrANTED BOAT To bur an old stern. YV wheel boat; must have good machinery, .from IB to 18-inch cylinders. Address JOHN CASH, St. Lotus, MO. . aec.a- "ll ANTED STOLEN HORSES-Sond uff TV an accurate description of horses stolon and have not Men found in the last 12 monins, Address J. U. it., star omuo. . ucio-iot- W ANTED WHY SUFFER? -When you can get tour corns, bunions, warts and - Jill; rowing nn unruu wy 1. -v. . - ELI), D8 ilruadway, Lexington, Ky. : deU-ly W the New York Cheap Shoe Store, No. 8S5 Central avonne, opposite Court, and get a pair . A t)R tv E I ' A U 1 f . I . PlvtnriA- flrst-nlass Sewing Mncliiucs 111 order-to votire nnaiiy iroui me uumnebs. ,t 111 kh m f,4J3 L JOT Ijjk o J ft. ' MUlUlAUanii w ,T ilinub treot, noor. joj-k. WANTED JIM A CHARLIB DAVIS formsrlr of 114 Race stret, re located at the "Sun Saloon,.' 18 FounUIn itiare, where they will be pleased to see thalr fliwds. Open .. .1, hm... ,,.n,..l ir,M nn17.lni ,....ft.v....j ...... ......... TTTANTKD Pnrtlcs who contoninlate mov VY ing their household furniture, to leave eiders at 121 Monmouth street. Newport, Ky.. wh' to furniture cars will be lurnished at short fcotice. riauos carefully removed, del(-M ADAM 8WITZER, 1171 NTKD MINCE ME AT-Finoh's Home- VV made Diamond Mince Meat, superior to all, denes competition. In offering my Home BiHiie Diamond Mince Meat to the public, I do ji with a ruarantce that it is the best sjld in thiB or any other uitv, I care not wh. re it is made or wnat oiners auvorttse. xrj ii mm von will use no other. For sale by all respsot anle Grocers or Dealers in this city. V actory, 0i! W est Bixtn street, Detweeu x iuin aim x.iiu. doir-Bt FOR SALE. T70R SALE HOUSE Private banrdinir. J? House, at 189 Sycamore at., bet. Fourth and jrutn. ' ueo-ir TXM SALE LAND 14? acres of land, 18 X " west pf the oityj upland. Address r.,Staromcf. oc9-tf 35OH SA1E INDIA (f RELLICS Coins, i1 nilnenila, fossils, 4c Natural HiHtory tore, 1H W. Sixth St. del6-5t T70R SALE-DAILY MARKET STORE T CaiTiud 011 for a long time. Call at No. M Buutt St., Covlnglou, Ky. delS-2t TTORSALE GA8 HEATING STOYK With X V foot tubing, but little used; cost iiv: win ell fort6 6t), at iitf Mam street. . dcli-llt TTOR SALE BOOT BOXES Cominodos. X towel racks, brackets, c The lowest prices in the city. At No. 189 W. Fourth street. de:8-it QR BALE LIFE SCHOLARSHIP To imn of the bost Cincinnati Commercial Col- Kieos. WiU sell odea p. Address S.P.U, Box iQ,city. ; 6clM-tf T. OK SALE SHOES At the Shoe Factory, V US Race street, pebble shoes, at $3 16, side Coe$i?&, Kid 12 bO, button H V, oustom made. Warranted. It f'Olt BALE FARM A splendid bottom farm, IS miles from the city, on a railroad, 01 acres; all in cultivation; easy terms. Ad jiiessH., tliisoffloo. iieolO-lt IOR SALE LANDTO acres of choice bot. ' torn land, all in cultivation, on a railroad nd near a stntlQD, 16 miles from the city. AddreM H.,tartimoo ooB-tf J TOR SALE 1 ; bargain ; f yolopedis, sh f,E OR TRADE CYCLOPEDIA A ; run sot Appiotons' new Amerioau sheen bound, perfectly new. . Ail- res Box tM, Plqua. Ohio. dcl-4t 1jXR SALE LAND 60 ncretr prairie land: . good spring on same; in thickly-settled augnbornood, in Adair county, Iowa, near omity-seat. Or will trade for burse and ligtit ' spiliig-wngau. Address "W," Ihisolliee. Ijyu-tii ?0R SALE PIANOS One hundred and y fifty of the original Decker and Decker It f rotbers Pianos at fivm ?260 10 $700 less than fn'aloiie prices, at Hrittiug A Bro.' Piano nil Organ House, 7 W est Fifth street, near glum. de8-10t Tnoil SALE HOUSE On weekly payments; F of I rooms and cellar; nearly new; lot 25 by S9 feet, at 1W6 Eastern avenue, Columbia, car station L. M. R. R. ; $1 60 per week until Biildfor. Address or call on G. W. COLBY, 1.31 Eastern avenue, Columbia, for particu lars, del6-3t LOST. IOST-KEYS-Bunchof keys atpost-offlce. j Finder will pleuso leave them at Iron wi.rks. Bayinlllor and Uatuawny streets. A ttbwai reward paidv - dttU-ilt TOR RENTROOMS. F)R RENT ROOMS Three or four fine rooms in a private bouse on Fourth street, east of Broadway. Inquire ot C F. VEN'188 W. Fourt St. . del 7-8t LEGAL. 1T ASTER COMMISSIONER'S SALE 1L State of Ohio, Hamilton County, 88. apm auant to the oommand of an order for sale from the Court of Common Pleas of said coun ty, directed to me, I will offer at public sale in the rotunda of the Court-house, in Cincinnati, on TUESDAY, January 18th, 181(1, al o'olock A. M., the following desoribed perpetual lease- noia. to-wici ixt ao. m on tnejpiacoi i.ane Seminary Grounds, on Walnut Hills, in the City of Cincinnati ; said lot being six feet front on the north side of Kycamoi e street, Let wood Maple and Elm streets, by one hundred and fif teen feet deep. For a more particular descrip tion, ana lor the terms oi lease. c. reierenoe is hereby made to Lease Book. 31, page S84 of riaiuuton oounty iteooros, Appraised at fiw u. . To lie sold bv order of Court In ease No. 46, MS, wbeiein the Cincinnati Enterprise Building Association is piaintm ana iwny rnor et ai. are aeienaanut. Terms of sale Cush on day of sale. , ALBERT 6. DISE REN'S. Master Commissioner, southeast corner Fourth ana w ainut streets. Cabr A Callahan, Attorneys. DuciMBKB iStti, ltfifi. delT-StP LAST EDITION. HANGMAN'S DAY. Execation of the Bear Crook Murderer. Halifax, N. 8., Deo. 17. David Bob. bins, oonvioted of the murder of bis wife at Bear creek, was executed at' Dljjbv in the presence of one hundred specta tors, who had been admitted to the en closure. A crowd of live or six hundred people were outside who behaved in an orderly manner. Xbe prisoner passed last night in moaning ana praying to De saveti. lie seemed to be penitent but hopeless ol lorgiveuess. Several clergymen .were with him to the last moment on the scaf fold, la auswer to the Sheriff. Bobbins stated that be had noihiue to say. His death seemed instantaneous alter the drop. .A TRIPLE EXECUTION, New York, Dec. 17. Bills, Weston and Thompson will, without doubt, be hanged to-day at the. hour named, all ellorts to obtain commutation oi sen tence in their cases having tailed. They appear resigned to their fate, ine gal lows have been elected for tbe triple execution, and all the arrangements ate oonipJeted. . Religious services were held last night In th tmll of tUo negro Ellis, iu wbioh he took part, Joining lu the singing oi' tbe hytan, but uppeared uuoonoerueu. .Ellis is a Me mount. A short annum, was nrea.cherl liv a col ored minister, Rev. f . A. Davis, and mis was followed by the singing of uyuios and lbs offering up of prayers. While .- Ihess . exercises. - were going iortvara Jf atners uuranguet ana uarvy were ministering privately to the spirit. u al wauls of Weston and Thompson, who have turned catholic. They uppear lesignea to their late. . Mew York, Deo. 17-10 A. M. The ex ecution oi the three negroes, llis, Weg. ton and Thompson, took plaoe in the jail' yard ot the Tombs at 9:35 this moruiug, Ellis' leL-s not luosti. and wero thrown around. Thereupon an extraordinary scene took plitca. Many spectators turned their backs unable to boar it. All evidently died of strangulation. Niw York, Dec. 17. At an early hour the streets in the vicinity oi the Tombs Dresentedan animated uppearance. A cordon of live hundred policemen cov ered tbe converging points to Koep back the immense crow us. Three hearses and half a dozen oar. rluges were stationed at the Franklin street entranoe, intended to form the luneral cortege in tbe conveyance of the remains ot the doomed prisoners to the plhoe ot interment. Thompson, when nearly ready, coolly lighted bis cigar. Ellis remained in his cell and praved'fervently. Their toilet completed, Weston aud Ihomppon joined tbe procession t o the Catholic Chapel, up stairs. Murdoch' Affidavits. Chicago, -Deo. 17. Additional infor mation from St. Louis, with reference to Ex-Collector Murdoch's affi lavits, is of the utmost importance, lie suvs he was approached and urged in every way bv Joyce and AloDonald to join the ring. lie was promiseu tne control ot ail tile distilleries in bis district if he wotrld promise to divide squarely. He says he positively refused, although he became fully aware of tbe operations of the ring. in tu epiiug vi ioio ug wne uuueuiy removed. -. : c ,L - . .. i j . Bueueotine that-McDonald and Joyce had caused his removal, be went to St. Louis and drew up an sliidavit. in whiob the frauds then being committed upou the revouue were set forth iu detail. A copy of the affidavit was taken, aud, after-being .enveloped and addressed to President Grant, was deposited in the Post-otflce in the presence of witnesses. A request was indorsed on tbe envelope lor tne reiuru to me aeuuer it not taken ctit by tbe party to whom ad. dressed. The paokage was mailed January Ctb. 1878. and .after waiting a month. .Mur doch not hearing from it in any way, another was addressed to Generul Bab cook, after taking some precautionary Identifications aud proof as before. Another month passed, and no notice being taken, a third copy was made and addressed to the Secretary of tbe Treasury, which met. with the same fate. Tbe writer then concluded that tne ring was not only a strong one but very broad. Terse Telegrams. Concord. N.H.. Deo. 17. About eight inches of snow have lalleu'here to-day. Davenport, Dec. 17. Tbe German bondholders of the Davenport aud St. Paul railroad have agreed to submit their differences to the U. S. Circuit Court. - ".-; " Toledo, Deo. 17. A ' decree of fore closure has been entered in the ouse ot tbe Metropolitan INatlonal Bank against tbe Toledo, Wabash and Western Rail- road. It provides for tbe sale of tbe whole road. New York, Deo. 17.-TheorTore Reed, ohaiged with slabbing his step-l'utbiT, on trial to-duy, withdrew a plea of "nut guilty" and pleaded guilty of murder in the third degree. He was sentenced to three aud a hull yews' Imprisonment, Nr. O'Conor Still Improving:. Uw Yoke, Deo. 17. U is now be lieved that Charles O'Conor is out 6f danger. His stomaon bas received its tone ana functions, ana his pnvsician states that it no relapse takes plaoe, Air. O'Conor will soon be well again. Fire In Omaha. Omaha, Deo. 17. At an early hour this morning a lire broke out on Elev enth street, near Earnham, and de stroyed a block of wooden buildings oh Eleventh street and several small build ings on Farnham street. Loss $8,000. Tbe weather was so cold tbat the tire- men worked under great difficulties. Affairs at Tiffin. Special to the star. Tiffin, O., Dec. 17. This morning is tbe coldest of the season, the thermom eter standing about rero. The funeral of J. .Paul Yallmer. one of our most wealthy and influential omzens, took place with imposing cere mony at tne woman catnoiio catnearai this morning. - Suicide of a Young Lady. Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 17. Miss Ellen Hathaway, aged 18, residing at No. 66 Cranberry street, committed suicide yesterday evening by shooting hertoli in the head with a pistol. The aot was done in tbe presence of a servant girl very suddenly and while the attention of the latter was withdrawn. Religious melanoholy and family troubles oaused the aot. Temperance Convention. Whbbuno, W. Va., Dec. 17. The friends of temperance are assembled in State Convention In tbe Opera-house here. Many distinguished gentlemen from other States are also present. A petition to Congress, making tbe manu facture, sale or distribution of intoxi cating liquors punishable with impris onment lu the Penitentiary for not less than one nor mbre than ton years, passed the Convention and will be pre sented to Congress at an early day. . it. . "' TIe Saginaw Salt Productions. Detroit, Dec. 17. The State In spector repotted to tbe Governor yester day tbat the total production of salt in the vipinity oi Saiuaw bad aggregated 1,103,805 barrels In the year ending De cember 1st. The total capacity of Work is 1,800,00) barrels annually, but the price oi salt lessened the product ot last year. Of the production, 1,027,885 bur. rels wis one itlt,l0,233 barrels packers', anu 21,000 oarreis soiar. FLASH&S. David Hayes was killed by the cars at uruana yesteraay. Webb, a oolored man, was killed at London, u., yesteraay. ko arrests. Ewlu, Pendleton A Co. .wholesale drug gists of Nashville, 'failed yesterday. Dolan. charged with tbe murder of Mr. Noc, was granted a sstay oi proceeding oy diiaga jjononue. Frank Gilbert, alias Fred. Knight, was arresieu at xsayton yesteraay Charged witn oeing a lorger. Frank George has arrived at Che v. en no from the Black Hills, bringing one o ana one i-'i nugget. - Wm. F. Rubel was elected President of the Louisville Aldermen, uud John moAieor oi tuo council. The Virginia Assembly in joint ses. sion eleoted Johnston for United States Senator, by a strict party vote. Tbe creditors of J. B. Palmer A Co.. wholesale dealers and manufacturers of doming in Boston,, accepted a settle ment on tne Dasis oi eighty cents on the uoiiar. - . . ' A gas explosion at Xenia last nicht startled the city and scorched two men. Tbe addition to the Court-house, in which it occurred, was somewhat dam aged out no lives lost. The recount of votes lor Mavor bv the St. Louis City Council shows' Overstolz to have been eleoted by a majority of 77 throwing out an tne aupuoate votes, several hundred of whloh were found iu ballot-boxes. The poll-books will be ex- amineu to snow how many ol these are fraudulent. Tbe Committee of stockholders of the Union Pacific railroad recommend tbat suits should be commenced to recover back such money as has been wronirfullv taken from the Company, and to declare nuit anu void an mortgages, as they have been wronglully made upon tbe property j that the lease of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company should be canceled. and such dumuirea obtained lor a breach thereof as may be juat and right under tue circumstances. . . Lnto Foreign New. A RUSSIAN IN THB EGYPTIAN CABINET. St. Petersburg, Dec. 17. General Foddyeff, of tbe Russiau ai'my, with the oonsent of the Czar, has aooepted the Portfolio ol War in the Egyptian Cabi net, and will enter at once on his duties. ' . TERRIBLE ACCIDENT. . Brussels, Deo. 17. A frightful pit ex plosion occurred at Mons' yesterday, killing one hundred and ten workmen aud injuring many others. - " members of the academy.1 ' Paris, Deo. 17. M. Alexandre Dumas and Jules Simon have beep elected mem-, bers of the French Aoademy, ., . THOMASSXN DEAD. Bremen, Deo. 17. Tbomassen. who oaused the late terrible disaster at Bre uierhaven, by the explosion of the case oi dynamite on tbe quay, died there yes teraay oi his seu-ionioieu injuries. . THE DOMINION. Sarnia, Ont., Deo. 17 Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Giass aad a young child were accidentally drowned at this place while attempting to get on a vessel from a skiff. . . v. - Toronto. Ont., Dec. 17. Grodwell. the young man who was Stabbed by his brother, in a drunken' row in "this city last uiht, died this morning. The mur derer has been arrested.; , " . LUCK FOR THE CUBAN INSURGENTS. , New York. Dee. 17. Latest Cuban advioes state that the Insurgents have captured the Spanish gunboat Grnoioso, with several camion and a quantity ol ammunition, stores, Ac, and burned the vessel to the water's edge. This capture,' of arms aud supplies is Y'J Important to thelusurgents at -the present junc ture. AIDING TDK MOSUL SURVIVORS. New York, Deo. 17. A Herald special from London says the Empress of Ger many has started an association among the benevolent ladles of Bremen with the object of collecting and administer ing iuntls and appliances lor the aid of the survivors of the Mosei catastrophe. TOE FORTY-FlTuRTH CONGRESS. ' SBNATX. Washington, Dec. 16. Memorials, asking the appointment of a Commis sion to inquire Into the liquor traffic re ferred to tbe Committee on Finance. Bills were introduced By Mr. Withers, to aid the Washington, Cincinnati and oi. Liouis ranroaa: Dy mr. no we, tor tne appointment of a oommittee on tbe liquor traffic; by Mr, Ingalls, for speoial agent to investigate Tension irauas; oy Air. Clayton, donating the military res ervation of Fort . Smith to tbe city of Fort Smith: all referred to proper oommltteos. Mr. Cooper gave notice that the resolutions in memory of the late senator Johnson would be of fered Tuesday, January 11.' The House resolution for adjournment was amend ed by Inserting Wednesday, January 5, as the day ot meeting after the holidays. A resolution was agreed to requesting the Committee on Election to Inquire whether or not fraud was used in the eleotion of Mr. Spencer, of Alabama. Mr, Morton called up his res olution for the appointment of a oommittee to inquire into the circum stances of tbe Mississippi eleotion. A long debate followed, participated in by Messrs. Morton, Thurman and Bayard. Mr. Gordon asked tbat tbe debate go over till be could read Mr, Morton's re marks, as he had not been able to bear bim. Mr. Mitchell submitted a resolu tion asking for a statement of the mili tary arrests in Alaska during tbe past three years. House not in session. SUGAR CANR Its Sugar Good for the Tooth sad for the G in tuit iiesun. The statement reoeutly printed in the Confectioners' Journal, that sugar is wholesome ana not aatninentnl to the teeth, seems to be strengthened by the luiiowing iroina eouiuern exchange t During the war tbe soldiers on Bayou Teohe used to eat cane by tbe wagoii load, and we noticed and experienced that the etteot on, mo testli was perfectly magical, turning thorn as white as pearl anu siring meai a heaiiuy appearance and leellne. Tbe natural sweet ot oaue jaice seems to have a healthy effect upon teeta, ana tno grain ot mo caue sialic in chewing it boa a teudonoy to polish them unequaled by any powder, polish or tooth-brush in existence. Another Southern journal, the Florida Agriculturist, thus speaks oi sugar cane: Eat as much as you like. Give your children as much as they want even the little Dane can suck at a piece There is nothing more wholeso.me unuer tne suu. xney can not over eat themselves, for then" .laws win got tired belore tbey can do that. Sugar cane eaters never get that foil disease consumption. The sugar orop in tbe West ludies takes six to seven months to manufacture. During that time tne mills are running every working day from 4 A, M. to S P. M. Tbe same peo ple frequeutly work through it all, and they get tat on it. Every laborer on an estate is allowed (o eat as inuoh as be likes, aud can take home one or two canes every evening to eat at home. They oan drink as much oi tbe grape juice, as it comes lroiu the mill, as they want, and oan also get a pint of the halt-boiled juice, called by them hot liquor, every day. When not working they are eating sugarcane: they get lat and shining on it. Alter crop they tan on, rney almost live on caue. A ueuro win walk sixty miles in twen ty-four hours, and ail the sustenance be takes is a stalk ot guitar cane. The neo- ple there are paid their wages in silver coin, if the country storekeepers "could furnish, enougn ot it., we had to send to Kingston, a distance of sixty miles. Our messenger would start Monday morning ( Mfcikiug) and return with 'MO in silver by Wednesday eveuiug. tie never eat anything but sugar caue on bis journey. Mr. Jobn G. Thompson, of Ohio, is weary of publio life, lie was elected Sergeaut-at-Arins of the House of Repre sentatives only a few days ago, and al ready the pertinacity ol the hungry office-seeker has made life a burden. He said to a sympathizing Ohio editor re cently: "If I had known the vexations which this position would bring upon me, I would have stayed out iu Ohio, where peace was tinkling on the shepherd's bell and ringing with the reapers. I have no patronage, and yet tbe impression is abroad that I have. I oan only appoint three assistants, whose duties are similar to those ol bookkeeper and cashier, and yet I am pulled and nnuiea by every applicant from Califor nia to Maine. The tellows smile incred ulously when 1 tell them that 1 have no places, and those who know that 1 have none to give are ready to kill me because I can't help them in other departments." LOCAL NEWS. Fifteen above zero at noon. Miss A. W. Sterling, ol Walnut Hills, has lost at tbe hands of some thieves a lot of jewelry, some cash and other val uables. . - The City of Cinolnnati vs. Stephen Wilder, condemnation suit, was brought before Judge Matson and a jury this af ternoon. Si ill In progress. , A valuable shawl aud a lot ot men's underwear were taken from the resi dence of Barbara Cohn,. No. 232 Long worth street, St 5 o'clock this morning. John Hobson was up before Judue Avery this morning, and pleaded guilty to tbe oharge of grand larceny. The Court will pronounce his sentenoe upon Saturday. . ... . . .. .,, John Staiih. accused of stealing $100 worth ot copper coll on the l.jlh ot Jast month, from Wopds & Conahan, waived an examination this alternoou and was bound over to tbe Common Pleas in tbe sum of W0. A horse attached to a wagon filled arith nmntv olirar boxes was l'uuiiil bv Ed. Sanders this morning on Broadway, botween Fifth and Harrison streets. The wagon was taken to Hammond street Station, where the owuer shortly alterward appealed. . Jab. McDermott, a young man who has been locked tip for the last month, awaiting a bearing on the oharge oi stealing a lot ol ooppor pipe trow Duok, worth A Co., on Second street, some time ago, was dismissed this afternoon by Judge Lindemann. Thomas Ferdi nand, arrested on tbe same cbargc, goes to the Work-house tor 30 days. . There is quite a neat little ghost show on Fifth street near Plum, that is well worth tbe time and. double the money necessary to see it. To the curious ft will furnish food lor speculation riouer than anything of a similar kind we have ever seen. Though it is not claimed that tbere is anythinn supernatural about it, yet many spiritualists wbo have visited it claim tbat without the aid of materialized spirits nothing of tbe kind could be produced, tio anu see it. Personal. T. Abell, of tbe Madison Democrat, is in tbe oity. Amusements. Wood's Theater. Mr. Proctor ap peared to a fair audience last evening as "Ethelwood," in the play of "Ambition." This is one of this star's old school pieces, which helped to make his fame. The plst is a powerful one, though the situations are crowded so olosely one upon the otber that the effect of tbe whole is srreatly marred. The language in some instances is stilted and too far fetched to please a modern audience, though again it descends to a solt and rhythmical cadence that chains the lis tener and relieves the monotony of its bombast. The stage was beautifully set last evening, and the costumes among the very best we nave seen on any stage, it Btrikes one as being a rather poor compliment to an actor, when one passes over his acting to speak of his costume, out in a caso wnere ail that is lett a Derl'ormer is to "look a Dart." tbe better he makes up for it the more praise he deserves. As in the case last night or Mr. Barton, Mr. waokey ana several others, nearly every thing depended upou their costumes, which, as conscientious aotors, they did not neglect. In conse quence tne stage presented a most Deau tilul appearance, especially in the first scene or the second act, wnere even tne ladies of the ballet were dressed most appropriately and handsomely. Among tne latter Miss tuchmona was very con. spicuous for ber handsome yet modest costume. Mr. itussen, as "Hing uenry," did more to aua to his rapidly lucrcaa ing popularity than iu any character be has essayed this season. Miss Laura Don was beautiful iu the ex tie me, aud made a tine showing as "Cathariue How ard," out fans to sutisiy the longing lor a good leading lady. Miss Ella Mayer's "Wiunelied" was good, bo to. in makeup aud actiug. But Jobn Marble's nose took tbe audience by etorm. It was au improvement on the original proboscis that John sports on ordinary occasions It was a very taking facial ornament, and should be preserved from tbe weather, now mat tne thermometer stands so low. A tremendous bill is offered for Saturday uigat, including 'jNieKoi tne woous" ana tae "Avenger." The Grand Ufera-housb --"Around tbe World iu Ek'hty Dys" rtiew a tre mendous audience U evening. The ereat mechanical wocder ' jryilred as smoothly as oouU possibly be expected, aua ueiigutea every one, without a sin gle exception. It will be repeated this ana to-morrow evening, witn a grana matinee to-inorrow alternoou. - The National. A good audience was in attendance at this house last evening as usual, ins play ol "Crime" was the principal attraction, in whioli both Douglas and Foster, among the stock, "did themselves proud," especially the latter, who, in the character ol tho "Old Jew," would compare very favorably witn tne best comedians ou our stage. Robinson's Opera-house. Calen der's original Georgia Minstrels next week. Pike's. Miss Gould's concert was largely attended last evening. The de butaute bas a rich contralto and mezzo, soprano voioe, and tilled tbe htghest ex. pectations of ber many friends. FINANCIAL. Cincinnati. Dee. 173:10 P. M, Gold opened in Wall street to-day at 114, and fell to 114& It is quoted here 114J buy ing, aud 114 selling for coin, aud 1J4K lor gold ouecas on .eastern ciues. Tnere is an acti?e demand for money to day, with ample supply, but rates aro thru at to to per cent. New York Kxchnngo is steady at previous rates. We ciuote it 1-10 discount buvtnir and par selliDg. titerlinar is worth 4.9J sight and 4,8" d day draft, gold. Government bonus are firm to-day and rate nereasiouows; Buying. Selling. 81 Bonus. . JV44 ui 5-20s,'tii (called). 114 5-!!ls. '64 IcalleJ) 114 5-ais, 'tlo 11 5X , llUtf S-'.us, 'no (new; ii 5- aus, 'T. .IK i3X 6- SOs. '68. 122X 10-sUs, largo ft 118 118 10-406. small liOV ill New 68 in lit) Tue roliowlnic is the closing report of New York Stock Market, as received Dy Le i, sier rett It Co., 28 West Third Street: . Sio. Offered at. Bid W. V. Telegraph 16 PacllioMall 4U Adlliuttxpres8,. .... 1112$ Wells, Jraigo t,x. M American 67V . ... U. 8 , .... tnn K. X. Central . ... .... lti'i Mo. 1'acioo. l! Erie 10 Harlem... .... .... Uiti SL t. .... .... 4 t.l SIlOVB 81 U Clcv.&l'itt - .... 89 N. western wm sx .... .... N. Wtsieru pre'd 6iH .... '" Uooklsianu .... 104 St.Paul.com Bin .... .... St. Paul, pret'd ...... ..,.' .... Wabasa y, .... : .... Ohio Mississippi.... i;i .... .... Union Pacific, , 1i .... .... Port Wayne.. 99 Hannibal A 8b Joe.... .... .... ..SI Michigan Central...... SU . .... .... Illinois Central : .... .... Canton .... , .... .... Chicago & Alton ' ..... .... Atlantio Pacific Tel .... ' .... Quicksilver .... 1S)i Panama .- .... 125 Atlantis Paoino .... .... .... Honey. ... ...'.. .... Erie in Lomlon .... .... 14 Tne roitowini sales wore reponea to-day m the New York Stock market; W. V. "Vlegraph, 8,51)0 Pacific Mall 12,000 N. Y. Central SOU 11 o. lacii....... sou Krio z2,lu Lako shore. WW Northwestern, com. 1,700 Northwestern, preferred..,...,.-, l.fiOO Kock Island. 4U0 St. Paul common , tmo St. Paul preferred . l(iv Wabush , tm Ohio & Mississippi... 1,M union racine uu Hannibal A St. Joe................. ' 10J Hi :hlirmi central...... (00 Total, i, ,,.....,, tijm) Relief Ciioti. Tbe Trustees of tbe Cincinnati Relict Union hale just Issued an urgent ap peal lor contributions for the poor, and we bespeak for them a liberal response. The unfortunate but worthy poor ara often relieved from great distress, if not starvation, by this noble voluntary in stitution. Let an wno oan snuro charity make remittance io 8. 8. Davis, Treas urer of tbe Rulief Union. 61 West Third street. Tbe following liberal responses to the circular have aireaoy oeeu re-, oelved: Larz Anderson, 250; W. L. An derson, $100; Cbattield & Woods, 60; Mrs.L.Bodman,$100; Mrs.Geo. CavlisU, SUM): John Church A Co.. 123: S. Davis. jr.. & Co., $00; J. M. Brunswick, Balke co., 3; Estate of ueoree Carlisle, tuu; Patterson Bros. & Co., $20. Court Culliuga. Tbe City vs. John B. McCoimick et. al. Case up on a demurrer to tho petition filed by tbe city against the sureties on the bond of HcCormick, formerly Col lector of water rents. Sureties are Miubaol Ryan and M. Mclutyre. De murrer overruled ana sureties neia. The case of Durbin Ward vs. tbe Cin cinnati & Springtluld Railroad Company came un belore Judge O'Connor yester day. Verdict for plaintilT, liking his damages at $10,283 B(J, being the amount claimed, with interest. 11. ltyan. administrator ot ratricK Sweeny, vs. the Ohio & Mississippi Rail road Company. Action to recover dam ages. Jury found tor the defendant. Jos. A. lie ma n & co. vs. jouii rtoioan etal. Case upon demurrer. Original action against Rothan as the maker ot a, note indorsed J. 11. Lubn, by J. L. Day, attorney, and also by Anna M. Luiiii. Demurrer to petition ovorrulM. - . i.i i Fire This Morning-. In Commerce alley, between Walnut and Tine, south side, were a cluster . of framo buildings. IJarry Russell & Co. occupied cne of them as a box factory, in which there was an eniriue ana boner. Part of this same building was used by Clark & ttro. as a warehouse for sewor and drain pipes. On the west of tbe box factory Autoii Marz nas a cooper-snop. In the rear ot this is Jobn J. Jennings' stable, where he keeps his two dray- horses. - On tbe east side of the factory Iieury Meyer has a tobacco warehouse. The men in Russell's shop worked late last nignt, aua when through negiectea to ex tinguish the five in the steam furnace. The result was tbat at six o'cloek this morning the thin partition was ablaze aud quite a tierce lire was started. Mc Guiie, a peddler, whose horso occupied a stall in Jennings' stable, on coming to feed first discovered the lire, aud turned in an alarm from box 85. Tho firemen confined the flames to tho box factory, which was totally de stroyed. Meyer, the tobacco man, don't know his loss of stock from water, but i luily covered by insurance. Jennings' loss mi lued will be about $00, insured iu tbe Ohio V alley. Marz, the cooper, says the dainpge to his shop will umouut to $190. Russell nnd Clark have not been heard from, biit it is sale to plaoe it at $600 each, ' - ... Only one marriugo license issued. Coal U too high aud the thermometer too low. v . . - . Police Court. . , Miscellaneous T. Willos, B. Morgan, Wm. Henry, John Johnson, C. Kobcrts, Wiu. West- jolin, Pal- Murray, John Bi-itrihgham, D. T. Dotierty, being common gamblers, dismissed; Samuel Cooper, carrying concealed ntavoni. S5: Goo. CmnDucll. actio ir aa vendor, continued; Tims. Allan, peudlina; withra. license, diamimed; Jacob B.oibtutn, burglary, bound over; Jacob Diel and Frank Hutch, fast driving, fleach; Jas. Ksje, abuting family, dismissed. l..Mn. .lftVu, Hi. mi. n .hint n.tt. . . a v..ft.ft.fti....., ft,,,. ft., chtrges, continued ; Chas. Harris, Thos. Burns, Jjetit, i&esx:i; Henry Smith, petit, 5 days aud l.iU: John Cunningham, petit, continued. Drunk and Disorderly Jas. Sheridan. S3; Chas. Sheridku, dismissed; Samuel Cooper, $1; iienry nrusuiey cr, oj uays; vv m. incKCy, line nuiiirau. Jam. .JJUft, jt, it, i(ai;b JAliUS, dismissed; W. W. Wyinoud, tl;Chris. Nolan, Cou. u'l.cary, Jotin Connolly, dismissed; Thomas Uoodman, 30 days; Juhu Morris, dis missed. V aifrancy John Johnson, John Ewlnc. 90 days each ; Herman Grunebcri;, u days; J antes uyau, euoays; juartiu itenry, 4 montus. Assault and Baticrr Louis BuckctL con. tin uea. l-ftV- I River News. Tho weather is clear and cold to-day. Wind northwest. Thermometer at 1 A. M., 13 dog. . Minimum temperature last night, 10 deg, Specials to tbe Biar. PittbBURG, Dec. 17. River falling, S feet, Poktsmocth. Dec 17. itivor 16 feet nntl falling. Uu: Bostonn, 4 A. &!.: Cobb Cecil aud tow. 9:B0 A. M. ; Etua arrived al 9 A. At. with a barge of ore for tne Burgess .steel and Iron Works; Ohio, 9:43 A. M. Down: DniuisU't. ham, liom Pittsburg, II A. Al. Local packets on time. Cold aud wintry. There is but a limited amount of businosa along the levee this morning. Only a few boat ara in readiness for departure to-day. and those mostly local departure. rue romeroy packet reiograpn is at tne landing at her usual hour this morning, hue b: ought a fair trip and will return at j 1 M. The Fleetwood arrived from Huntington on time this morning with a moderate trip. She will leave for Huntington again this eveuiug at 4 o'clock. The Ueo. Lvtle Is at the landimr from Louis ville, and returns at 6 P. M. Tho amina liranam arrived Irom Pittsburg- this morning with a large amount of freight, a portion of winch will ba rcshipped on tho Vint, Shinkle for Memphis. She will start for Pitts burg again to-morrow i veniug at i o'clock. The Mary Houston started for New Orleans last evening, with a fair trip, including 24 ealiin DaSuene-ers. She has eugagemeuta enough'beiow to give her a splendid trip. 'ihe Kanawua no. x, anu oargesiaaen witn salt, arrived from the Kanawha river, yester day. ' . The Panther. Coal valley. N. J. Kaffley and Sam Brown, with coal tows from Pittsburg, were at tna landing last nignc. The Julia No. H. arrived from the Kanawha river, came in at noon to-day. Hue will at once reload and start on her. return trip Sat urday evening. - ., The Vint. Shinkle Is rapidly receiving and will be ready to depart for Memphis on ber regular trip at B P. JU, Saturday. The Golden Kule made her trial trio Thurs day, leaving the wharf boat about noon, and going as tar as Columbia and return, occupy ing about one hour. The trip was in all re- spacM nigmy gratuying to ootn owners anu builders. She wilt leave on her first trip for New Orleans Saturday evening. 6he is la charge ot Capt O. P. SnluUlo, one of the ol1e and most popular commanders on our waters. . The II. S. Turner, from New Orleans lor Cin olunati, loft Cairo at 8 P. al. yesterday. The ctiorokee, from New Orleaus for Cincin nati, was at ftbawneotowa lost night about niidnigui. - The Lizzie uaranor will leave Shawnoetown about noon to-day with a tow ot logs for Cin cinnati. The James V. Parker, from CincinnatL reached Memphis with a medium trip, nuwtiy of way freight aud passengers, yesterday at 4 The Arlington, from Cinolnnati. arrived at New Oilcans last tteuing at o'clock.