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VOL. 13. Ten Cents Per Week.
THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 21, 1878.
Single Copy Two Cents. NO. 45
FINE RUSSIA CRASH,
12ic per Y'd, Recent Price 18c,
Joliu SlllllltO & GO.
S. K. J. MILES Manager.
Last nitrht but two of the famed
HESS ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY.
THIS (Thursday) EVENING, February 21st, last
night of the reigning musical sensation,
TILE CHIMES OF NOKMANDY,
With all the Stan of the Company in the cast
Friday BOHEMIA N GIRL.
Saturday Night FRA DIAVOLO.
Saturday Matinee CHIMES OF NORMANDY.
Monday, February 23lh GKN EVIKVE ROGERS.
Reserved scan at Hawley's, 161 Vine street, at
tegular dramatic price.
lOUSE I SATURDAY MATINEE, Feb. 23,
Tho World Renowned Harpist, assisted by
JKiss Isabel Stone, Soprano.
and miss Xeline Mautey, Violinist.
Admission 75 cents; Reserved seals $1, at Church's
jnusie store; Gallery 50 cento. Recital begins
promptly at 2 o'clock. fel8-4t,M,W,Th5tF
LECTURE AT GREENWOOD HALL, TO
,f Culture, Manners and Beauty, or How to Behave,
and What to Do to Attain the Best In Life,"
b tbe Doctor's best Lecture. Admission 10c.
IV WILL H. MARTIN, Manager.
PROF. 0. & FOWLER, IN ROBINSON'S OPKRA
HOH8R, WEDNESDAY EVENING, February
20th, at 8 o'clock; admission 2Sc, on
And ho can be consulted as to your own and chil
dren's Phrenology, best business culture, Ac,
doily from 8 A. M. to 10 P. M., at the Grand Hotel,
until Thursday night, February 28th, only. felS-tf
THE SHOE DEALER, removed four months ago
to bis present large store, 106 Fifth street, between
Race and Elm. He is selling a splendid line of
Ladles' and Children's Shoes at very low prices.
Bis old customers should cut this out and find his
new place. He keeps no branch store.
HOUSEKEEPERS. LOOK TO TOUR
Interest, and callat Morrison's. 31 W. Sixth street,
between Main and Walnut, where you can get a
Jfr-lb feather bed for K; large Mb pillows 81 each,
full size bolsters, St; feathers lde per lb. ferMm
PEACOCK'S mitlNG-ROOmS, ITS
West Fifth street, near Elm. Dinner 20c; Beef
steak, Pork or Mutton Chops 10c, inclading bread,
butter mri potatoes, feUt-Gt"
FOR RENT HOUSE Of U room, walnut finish,
fly screens to openings ; 100 Auburn surct, Mt.
Auburn. Livery stable on the square. feW-St"
IjWK RUNT ROOM A nicely furnished room
1 at 246 Plum street, between George and Seventh
FOR RENT Two unfurnished rooms, second
floor, 2fil West Third street One furnished
room, 261 West Third street.
T OST BREASTPIN On the evening of Feb.
JLi Wth, either on Vine street or Seventh-street
Mr; given as a present by a deceased friend. Plense
leave at Enquirer omoe. 21-2t
f OST KEYS On Baymiller, between Findlay
lj street and Central avenue, on Monday night, a
bunch of keys. Please k-ave them at northwest
corner Baymiller and Findlay streets and receive
OARDING First-class day board at 33 George
street, near mm. 'a-a
OARDING At 40 West Seventh street, fur-
uished rooms, with board. 21-2t
OARDING At 23 West Seventh street, rooms
and day board at IW per in aiivance. a-2t
S OARDING Northwest corner Elm and George
streets, pleasant and central location; good
rd with the comforts of a home, at frl per week.
IJOR SALE - FIXTURES - Nice lot of grocery
.fixtures. Inquire at 403 W. Fourth st. 21 -3t
IOR SALE CEMETERY LOT Halt of valua
ble lot m Sonng Grove temeterv. Address
R8. COLEMAN, No. 3 Stapleton street. 21-3t
"UOR 8ALK BOOTS AND SHOES Closing Sale
Jj Rubbers 40c; side luce shoes $1 75; button
IT 00; at STAR SHOE STORE, 243 Central avenue,
corner George street. fe'21-St
" Patent Process.
li'Sii 'M renin of the West."
"W l FRESH GRAHAM FLOUR. OAT
MEAL and CORN MEAL, for family use, con
Uiitly on hand. JAS. K. Ill'KIN, Sixth street,
near Freeman. Delivered free. fe6-3m
WANTED CHILD To board. Call on or ad
dress MRS. REYNOLDS, southeast corner
York and Freeman street. 2i-;it
WANTED BOOK Watson's Practice of Medi
cine, latest; wish to exchange other medical
books or magazines for it Address Box 1K, New
ANTED-YOU TO KNOW Butterlck & Co.'s
MelrmmlibLn Knshum Sheet inn! rpooivml at.
MI?Q IT T4VIU OA vittu ,lNja, 1.'.,
Ladles, call and see them. fe21-2t
"II-ANTED BATTERY To buy or rent a small
Ml second-hand electro-galvanic battery for med
ical use. Address JULIUS, southeast corner Plum
and Grant streets. 21-3t
"ITANTKD SITUATION As butcher; flrst
YY class; understands his business. Call at 272
John street . 21-3t
A NT ED SITU ATION By a good watch case
finisher. Address T. F. H., No. 101 Gest st '
WANTED SITUATION As coachman and
gardener, by a young man; best of references.
Address P. BLOM, 60 Kuce street 21 -3t
National Associated Press to the Star.
Home, Feb. 21. The Pope bad a congre
gation of Cardinals to-day. An encyclical
has been sent out to the Cathofie world, an
nouncing his accession to the Pontifical
The Pope will remain at the Vatican for
the present. It is stated thai ho will con
tinue the policy of his predecessor. The
coronation of the Pope will take place in
private in the Sistine Chapel next Sunday.
Ren. Wade's Drath-brd.
National Associatvd Press to tbe Star.
Jbpvrrson, O., Feb. 21. Ben. Wade's
strength is failing fait. His will is un
broken and his mind clear. He is resigned,
and looks to the last struggle without fear.
"Say to my friends in Cincinnati," said he,
'that they must stand true. The old ship
is in danger, and she needs the help of
Special to the Star.
THK 6ILVP.lt BILL.
Washington, Feb. 212 P. M. The
Silver Bill was taken up in the House at
12:05 p. m.
Washington. Feb. 213 P. M. Th ail.
ver war is on again in the House. At the ex
piration ot the morning hour, Bland moved
to take up the bill and concur in the Senate
Springer raised a point of order, that as
the amendments armnmrintod mnnw tl.r.v
i , i j j
should, under the rule, go to tho Committee
ot the Whole. This point is now being
discussed, the radicals sustainine it and the
moderate men opposing it.
The Speaker will probably overrule the
Doint. but the radical, with the
anti-silver men, will triumph, having the
Dill transferred to the Committee on Bank
ing and Currency for elimination or modi
fication of the Senate amendments. There
is general interest in the fight.- The floor
is full, and the galleries are crowded.
THK PRESIDENT AND LOUISIANA TRIALS.
Washington, Feb. 21. The language of
John Sherman touching the people of Lou
isiana is not only nnrebuked by tbe Presi
dent, but he is giving it a sort of counte
nance by intimating that the prosecutions
of Weils and Anderson arc a violation of
honor and good faith by the people of Lou
COLLECTOR AT XBW ORLEANS,
The nomination of Williamson for Col
lector of New Orleans will be supported by
several Democratic Senators, who are per
sonally acquainted with him and will in
dorse his character. Kellogg is against
Williamson, but his opposition is covert,
and lie docs not want to take the responsi
bility of defeating him. His game is to get
Packard. The general impression is that
llliamsyn will be rejected.
ACKLKN VS. PABRALL.
The speeches of Hon. Randall Gibson yes
terday and of Mr. Ellis to-day, on Louis
iana affairs, are regarded as unusually able.
The result was a handsome triumph to-day
for Acklen over DarmU.
OCEAN MAIL SERVICE.
Mr. Waddell's bill for a subsidy to a
monthly steamship line from New Orleans
and New York to Rio do Janeiro will be
supported by seven out of the eleven mem
bers of the Committee on Post-offices. Mr.
Cannon, of Illinois, is preparing a minority
report. Mr. Waddell is a liberal and spirits
ed man, but is encountering much opposi
tion to his bill from Southern Congressmen,
who come here to oppose their own section
and prevent its getting any material aid
from the Government
MARSHAL FOE EASTERN VIRGINIA.
The President has nominated for Marshal
of Kastern Virginia one C. P. Ramsdell, a
carpet-bagger and relic of Grantiem, who
made himself justly odious by urging, dur
ing the last Administration the use of bay
onets to supervise the elections. The Presi
dent could easily have appointed a respecta
ble native Republican or Democrat, but he
has deliberately preferred to offer this in
sult to the people who entertained him only
last October with a Virginia welcome.
To the Frontier.
National Associated Press to the Star.
Washington, Feb. 21. The War Depart
ment yesterday issued an order directing
Superintendent General of the Recruiting
Service to forward two hundred recruits
one hnndred for the Third Infautry, at Fort
Snelling, Minnesota, and one hundred for
the Nineteenth Infantry, at Fort Dodge,
The President yesterday appointed Osborn
R. Keith and J. M. Gregory, of Illinois, to
be Honorary Commissioners to the Paris
Exposition. They wore nominated by the
Uovernor ot their State.
Fatal Family Quarrel.
Dr. William Homer, a prominent Demo
cratic politician of this city, was killed yes
terday oy ms brother-in-law, Thomas K.
uiaxion, oy a uiow on tne tieaa witn a
poker, family troubles were the cause.
The Silver Bill.
The opposition to the Silver Bill as it
came from the Senate, and which had de
veloped considerable strength in the House,
has greatly diminished, and the general im-
pruojion now'is that when the bill comes up
all motions to amend or refer the bill to
either the BanUltu? and Currenov m LOW
age Weights and Measures Committees it
will be voted down and the bill be passed
exactly as it came from the Senate. There
is still some doubt as to whether the bill
will receive a two-thirds vote or not. Should
Mr. Ewing, of Ohio, and a few others who
have expressed their intentions to vote
against the bill as it now stands, carry out
their determinations, it is probable there
will be a failure to secure the necessary two
thirds. It is said, however, that should the
President veto the bill these gentlemen will
vote to pass the bill over tbe veto.
The Executive Session.
In the executive session of the Senate
yesterday, it was decided to take op, at 1
o'clock1 to-day, tho various nominations
which have been reported upon adversely,
and to continue in executive session until
all have been disposed of. Among the nom
inations are that of Smith, for the Mobile
Collectorship, and that of Williams for the
same office in New Orleans. Upon both of
these appointments an angry contest may
be expected, and, altogether, it is probable
that to-day's executive session will be as
lively as any yet known in the history of
NEW YORK CITY.
National Associated Press to tbe Star.
New York, Feb. 21. Win. H. and Cor-
nelins Vanderbilt, Jr., appeared in the Su
preme Court yesterday afternoon as sure
ties for plaintiffs in various appeals in liti
gations with regard to the liabilities of the
ljikc Shore Road for the obligations of the
Still after Tweed.
Corporation Commissioner Whitney, on
confession of Mr. Kdelstcin, yesterday en
tered another lodgment against Wm. M.
Tweed for $1,000,022 17. The attempt to
force Wm. M. Tweed into a Court of BunK
ruptcy has resulted in a failure.
Clara Louise Kellogg: to he mar
It Hi rumored that Clara Louise Kellogg
is eugagvd to be married to the tenor, Tom
James Lorlmer Graham,
the well-known and highly respectable gen
tleman who wag arrested Tuesday at the
instance of Mrs. McCall on a charge of
breach of trust, appeared and gave bail in
the sum of $50,000.
After the Congress, WhatT
Thirty-five of the lady employes of Hitch
cock, manager of the "Congress of Beauty
and Culture" which was held last week ut
Oilmore's Garden, met yesterday afternoon
at the Rooms of the Women's Protective
Union for the dual purpose of consulting
with each other about their grievances and
devising some plan for tlieir redress. The
total number of women who have been
cheated out pf their just dnesis over eighty,
and the attendance at the meeting not
reaching half that number, was explained
by the statement made that no formal or
ganization had been effected, and that no
notice of a meeting had been sent to them.
The girls and women who attended be
haved very quietly, but showed a firm dis
position to contend for tlieir rigltfs. After
some discussion it was decided that the best
plan to adopt would be to commence civil
action against Hitchcock, and Mr. Parsons,
attorney for the society, was requested to
commence suit at once. Other defrauded
parties will be atked to join in the suit. It
is believed that Hitchcock lias left the city,
but there is also a rumor that a warrant has
been issued for his arrest. It is also said
that a dispatch has been received from
Hitchcock, dated Washington, D. C, saying
lie was on me point oi starting lor una cuy,
and would be up on the first train.
ENGLAND AND RUSSIA.
An Fnuerstandin? Officially Announced
National Associated Press to the STAR.
London, Feb. 21 4 P. M. In the House
of Commons this afternoon Sir Stafford
Northcote announced that the Russian and
English Governments had- come to the fol
Russia . has agreed not to occupy Gal
lippoli nor tho Boulair lines around
Constantinople, nor to land troops
on the Asiatic shores of the Dardanelles,
England also agreeing to land no troops at
eitlicr of these places.
LATKST KASTERN EXCITEMENT.
London, Feb., 21. There is considerable
agitation this afternoon, on reports that
Fistern affairs are again becoming
complicated, and . that Russia
is ' about to occupy Constantinople.
Very little reliance is placed on the truth of
these reports, though they have had the ef
fect to depress securities from ioi por
cent. The Cabinet is in session.
SPECIAL MISSION TO ST. PETERSnrRO.
London, Feb. 21. A dispatch from Con
stantinople says the Porte will send a Spe
cial Mission to St. Petersburg. It is be
lieved that Russia demands that she shall
occupy Bulgaria for a period of two years.
After Corbin Death for Arson or
Burglary Pardon of Carpenter.
National Associated Press to the Star.
CoLl'MiiU, Feb. 21. The Senate Commis
sion appointed in December to investigate
the conduct of David T. Corbin, in his ef
forts to be elected to the United States Sen
ate, and to ascertain whether or not he was
guilty of bribery of the members of the
General Assembly, &c, reported, recom
mending that all the evidence taken by the
Commission be turned over to the Attorney
General, with instructions to institute such
civil or criminal proceedings, or both,
against, said Corbin as in his judgment the
case requires. The report was adopted.
A bill to amend the criminal laws of this
State so as to provide capital punishment
for the crimes of burglary, arson and rape,
Cassed both houses of the General Aasem
ly and now only awaits the Governor's ap
proval to become a law, The bill is some
what relieved of its extreme character by a
proviso that punishment shall be commuted
to life, imprisonment in the Penitentiary
whenever a majority of a jury shall so
recommend in a special verdict,
The application for the pardon of L.
Cuss Carpenter proved successful. Gover
nor Hampton issued tho pardon. Mrs.
Carpenter conveyed the document to jail
and tbe prisoner was at once set at liberty.
A Confession in Time to Save Two
National Associated Press to the Star.
Wilminoton, Del., Feb. 21. Jas. Smith,
the alleged husband of Mrs. Kate Smith,
complainant against the two negroes, Sam
uel Chambers and George Collins, who are
now in Newcastle Jail under sentence of
death March 22d, has cO.'lfawd to having
committed perjury in his testimony at tho
trial. The negroes were convicted at the
last term of Court of having committed a
rape on Mrs. Kate Smith, near Middletowrf,
in this county, on the night of August 15th
last. Smith was arrested in Philadelphia,
and brought here last night. Smith's con
fession will secure jrardons for the negroes,
as he was one of the principal witnesses in.
THE NEW POPE.
Incidents of Election, Personnel,
National Associated Press to the Star.
London, Feb. 21. Tho election of Leo
XIII took place at the Vatican Tuesday
after mass and the usual rites. The first
ballot was taken between 10 and 1.1 o'clock,
in the forenoon. At forty-five minutes past
1 o'clock, in the afternoon, tlie snioke of
burning ballot paer was visible, showing
that the Conclave had voted, bpt that no
candidate had obtained the reimisite ma
jority. Yesterday morning, however, when
no smoke was seen and tlie first: brick was
struck from the walled window at which a
single white figure was momentarily to ap
pear surrounded by a group of Cardinals
robed in scarlet, all Rome knew tbat a new
Pontiff had been chosen as a successor of
the late Pius IX.
Then Leo XHI was solemnly proclaimed
as the head of the Chu rch, and the news
was at once telegraphed throughout the
world. The custom, immediately after the
election of a Pope is declared in the Con
clave, js to seine the newly-elected Pontiff,
who, not unfrequently, faints from the ex
citement of the moment, and bear him hur
riedly to the altar. Hore his Cardinal's
robes of scarlet are removed, and he is in
vested with the white garments of the
Pope. One of the Cardinals then goes to
the door of the chamber, and knocking
upon it, announces to those without that
the election has been made. The door
opens, and the ncwly-clectod bead of the
Church emerges witbtho Cardinals.
In appearance the new Pope strikes the
beholder with u feeling of reverence, and it
is related of him that there has not been in
the Vatican for many years a Chamberlain
who has borne himself with such dignity
and grace. He has a tall, thin.commaiiding
figure, and his features recall those of Rich
elieu as handed down in the old pictures.
They are full of intelligence, and it can
readily be seen that he is a man that thor
oughly understands politics, whether in
temporal or spiritual affairs. He has a
nasal twang that is not altogether Italian,
but it is said that it is a votcc that grows
upon the listener.
In bearing he carries himself with almost
haughty dignity, and in this respect resem
bles the late Pope in the earlier years of his
pontificate. Despite all this outside appear
ance of aristocracy and reserve, it is said
that tho new Pope is simple in his tastes,
and while maintaining the dignity of his
high otttcc outwardly, his inner lite will be
iilain, unpretending and unostentatious,
n his earlier years he was very fond of so
ciety, uud used to be pertinacious in the
number of questions he would ask, so eager
was lie tor information.
THE NEW POPE.
The new Pope, Leo XIII, is hailed with
joy bv New York Catholics, and the morn
ing paiera speak favorably of him.
The Herald says: "In our judgment the
influence of their choice upon the relations
of the Church to the several Governments
with which it has been in commission will
- The Times says-. "The new Pope will be
known as Pope Leo XIII, and he may have
assumed the title as a hint that he is ready
to carry out uncompromisingly the policy
of reform begun during the brief reign of
the last Leo, who succeeded Piits VII, and
wielded the new broom with surprising
vigor, both in the spiritual and temporal
domain. His election is regarded as a tri
umph for the party of moderation and com
promise." The Tribune says the speedy result of the
election can only be regarded as a striking
testimonial of tho high opinion 'entertained
of the new Pope by his associates in the
College. All accounts of him, indeed, arc
nattering. By common agreement he is
a man of blameless life, strong mind, gen
tle disposition, culture, a scholar, refitted
manners and sincere piety.
The World says the new Pope now as
cends the throne of St. Peter as indeed a
Prince of Peace, and good men of all relig
ious belief will cordially unite with tho
hope that the events of his reign may con
firm the promises of his election.
The Indiana V.niocracr.
Special to the Star.
Indianapolis, Feb. 21.- After the adop
tion of the resolutions, the Indiana Demo
cratic Convention proceeded with the nom
inations for State officers, with the follow
For Secretary of State John G. Sbank
lin, of Vanderburg.
For Auditor of State Mahlon D. Man
son, of Montgomery County.
For Treasurer of State Wm. Fleming, of
For Attorney General Thos. W. Woolen,
of Johnson County.
For Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion J. II. Smart, present incumbent, of
The Standard Oil Company in Trou
ble. National Associated Press to the Star.
PiTTSBURO, Feb. 21. Dealers in this city
and in all the oil producing regions were
thrown iDto great excitement when it was
announced that a petition for the dissolu
tion of the Standard Oil Company and the
appointment of a Receiver had been tiled
in Court at Butler, Pa. The indications aoe
that a Receiver will be appointed.
A day Lothario.
National Assooiiited Press to the Star.
Richmond, Lm, Feb. 2L.Another sensa
tion has just come to 'vht, )ave Goodwin.
a resident of ts city about a year ago, was
prlncirjtly noled for being worthless and
not supporting his wife. Some months ago
ho left ner, and about seven months since
turned up in Palestine, DarkeCoiuity, Ohio,
where he found a confiding female who bad
about $ti00 in money. He soon got her
money, and about Christmas he skipped for
parts unknown, taking the money, and has
not since been heard from. She offers $20
reward tor his apprehension.
An Iowa Stock Dealer's Flight.
National Associated Press to the Star.
Manchester, Iowa, Feb. 21. The latest
sensation in these parls is thef!ightof P. S.
Marvin, a well-known live stock dealer and
resident of DyersviHo. He went about fif
teen days ago "to Chicago with nine car-loads
of bogs, since which timo nothing has been
heard of him. He left numerous debts be
hind him. amounting m tho aggregate to
National Associated Press to the Star,
pATRRStni, N. J., Feb. 21.-J, V. Preston,
Treasurer of the Merchanta' Loam A Trust
Company of this city, who was indicted for
etnoosrjemcra, pleaded not guilty to-duy,
and gave bail to appear March 30th for
LATEST LOCAL. .
A grand military masquerade and fancy
dress ball will take place to-morrow night,
Washington's Birthday, at Mozart and
Green woud Halls.
Spkcem, rates will be given via the Day
ton Short-line Railroad to persons wishing
to attend the meeting of Mexican Veterans,
and the Stato ProhiBifion Convention at
Columbus, this week. Tickets on sale at
tlie Bee Lfeae office, No. 129 Vine street.
Oho. KtTBLMANN, driver of a beer wagon,
and Conrad Eichcnlaub, an employe of
Hauck & Windisch, brewers, are awaiting
their trial February 27th on the charge,
made by Mr. Hauck', of having taken three
more kegs, of beer away from his brew
ery than belonged to them.
E. L. A T. S. Johnson were reinstated as
members o the Chamber of Commerce to
day, by a vote of 194 for and 189 against
Tbe harp recital by Mr. Aptommas, the
world renowned harpist at the Piko's
Opera-house Saturday afternoon, will be
attended largely by all who love real music.
Air Artfmmnaii will hji fUwifltAfl hv Misa
Isabel Stone, soprano, and Miss Zelina
f . 1 A
Mrakosch Opera Company".
The opera season at Pike's will be bril
liantly opened one week from next A$on
day in the presentation of "Alda," with
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.JJ.13H neuugg ill uui uue roiu, luju iibd w j
as "Amneris." During the week "Mignon,
"Faust," "II Trovatore," "La Favwrita,"
and other popular operas will be produced.
Tlie sale of season tickets will commence
next Tuesday morning.
Death lie cord.
The following deaths have been placed on
record since our last report:
John Gibbons, 19 yrs, city,
Elton Murray, 4 moa, city.
Herman Rerumert, 30 yrs, city.
Infant Hoar, stillborn, city.
Henry Schafflng, 32 yrs, Germany.
Margaret Wilde, 96 yrs, Germany.
Cordelia Wade, 46 yra, city.
August Riff, 1 hour, oity.
Geo. W. Stevens, 7 mos, city.
The following marriage licenses have been
issued since our last report:
Fred. Sicnier and Frances Muck.
Ed. H. Hardinghaus and Mary L. Roese.
JohnO'Breyn and Mary A. Quinlan.
Martin Rourke and Mary A. McKeoira.
Christ. Wals and Theresa Maier.
F. D. Naghel Ames and Julia Oifford.
Geo. Morsch and Appolinia Jorst.
J. H. Nolte and Frances W ilk ins.
Chas. Hauck and Lizzie Minnick.
Thos. Mulcahy and Ann A. Rhoney.
Thos. Conway and Maggie McCleriier.
The Opera at the Brand.
The Hess English Opera Company made
such a reputation at tlieir first appearauce
here that thoy are greeted with fine houses
at every appearauce during the present sea
son. There will be but few more ooances
to enjoy these true entertainments.
This (Thursday) evening, February 21st,
last night of the reigning musical sensation,
The Lhuues or JNormanay. ' .
Friday "The Bohemian Girl."
Saturday night "Fra Diavolo."
Saturday matinee 'The Chimes of Nor
mandy." Monday, February 25th Genevieve Rog-
Mr. Lara Anderson is pronounced much
better by his physicians.
Mr. Claud T. Cayley, of London, England,
is a guest of Professor W. Howard Doane.
J. B. Gibson left last evening for New
York, to attend the annual Convention of
Gustav Speidel, a nephew of Ex-Postmaster
Wahle, and Charles Ewing, were re
moved from their positions in tlie Post
' The Johnson Case.
The habeas corpus case brought up in the
Probute Court last Monday, in which Mrs.
Harriet Johnson sued out a writ against
Wm. Seward and wife to recover possession
of her child, a boy about three and a half
years old, alleged to be unlawfully de
tained by theiu.
The petitioner alleged that she had left
the child at the house of the respondents,
paying them $2 a week for the board. Dur
ing a period of a year and a lialf she had
paid up all that was due, except about $4.
Mrs. Johnson alleged that, when she went
for the child, they refused to give it to her,
ami claimed to retain it as a collateral to se
cure the payment of the balance due.
Tlie matter was brought to-day before
Judge Mat-Kin, aud the child given to the
custody of the mother.
martin Brand's murderer Set)
In the Criminal Court at Falniou-.! Ken
tucky, the cose of John Donnelly wr
murder of Martin Brand, concluded,
the j my rendering a vepct last night of
guilty of nianslaugiitc', and fixing the pun
ishment at four yeiVs' coiiiineiucnt in the
Brand was a citizen of Covington, and
when killed was on horseback and on his
way to take jiosscssion of some land in Peu
l!!?tC" County lust Alurch, he Ivavilig rciiov
ered the land by judgment of Court. When
he nearcd the house he was fired upon by
Donnelly, who liadagun loaded wi ill slugs.
The murder was without the least pallia
tion. Donnelly had an accomplice iiumed
Norton, who broke jail and is still at lib
erty. Board of Public Works.
The Board met in regular session, all the
members present and President Bell in the
The Clerk was directed to advertise for
scaled proposals to improve Boal street,
front Price street west to tlvo end of the
uuniuvi !,. v
The KijriJueer was directed to prcjMirc the
necessary 'papers for tho Improvement of
James street, from C'olorain to Fifth ave
nue. The weekly pay-roll of the Water-works,
amounting to $li,5505, was referred to the
Committee on Light.
The Engineer was directed to prepare a
phirWhoinas street, from tho C, H. & D.
Katiroaa to Ifarrison Piko, and fornish an
estimate for filling required to bring the
street to grade.
A crossing in front of the School-house at
the bead of Main street, Eleventh Ward,
was ordered laid.
Wm. Kirton, Superintendent of Watcr
wnrks, was granted a leave of absence until
Three water-pipes were ordered laid on
Thorpe alley, from Vine street to Lodgt
alley, at an estimated cost of xiset.
The Hoard then auiourned until Matnr-
day, and ordered all the offices connected
with tbe Board to be closed during to-morrow.
Young man Suffocated While Dig-
lag a Vault.
A sad and fatal accident occurred half aa
liour after noon to-day at the northeast cor
ner of Eighth and Carr streets.
Mr. McDermott, a conrtactor, had twa
men employed at digging a vault on the
new premises at that nimie. Their names
are John Dolan and Wm. McGraui.
The latter had descended into the vault.
which had reached a depth of thirty feet;
when he was overcome bv tlie saw wliicb
had commenced to escae from the ground.
ilis cries tor help brought Mr. Alcliermoti
to his aid, and he was taken ont safe, al
though suffering intensely.
McUermott was also overcome by the foul
air, and sank to the bottom. Dolan at ones
jumped to his assistance, but while he saved
his employer s ute, lost ms own.
.Everything possible was done to rescue
Dolan, but it was too late; he was asphyx
iated. After the iras bad been removed but
dead body was hanled up with a rope and
taken to a neighboring saloon. Tne ioro
ner was notified.
Dolan was a steady man, single, ahoul
twentv-two years old. and lived on Cuttet
street, between Court and Clark.
The "Honeymoon" to-night at Pike's Op
era-house by tho Davenport Club.
The Bui Masons of the Cent ml Club, at
the Bellevue House to-night, will be an ele
Dr. O'Learv lectures on "Culture. Man
ners and Beauty," at Greenwood Hall thii
evening. Admissson, 10 cents.
A meeting of the Sunday-schools of Cans'
minsville will take place to-night at tho
Presbyterian Church oi that plaoe.
Ex-Lieutenant Cody, of the police force,
has been presented by some of his friends
with a liandsome breech-loading gun.
A panorama of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Prog
ress will be exhibited to-night aud to-morrow
night at the Mt. Auburn Presbyteriaa
The fifty-seventh annual commencement
exercises of the Ohio Medical Coltegs
will be held at Pike's Opera-bouse on Wed
nesday, February 27th, at 7 :30 p. ru.
An eutererinment will be given by the
ladies of tbe Xlnth-street Baptist Church
this evening and to-morrow afternoon for
the be neb t of the poor of the church.
"La Petite France de Cincinnati," a so
ciety of Frenchmen in the city, will give
an entertainment, consisting of two come
dies, at Mclodeon HaTI, Saturday night.
AT THE HIGHLAND HOUSE.
The Private masquerade Given Last
The ninth of the series of Highland
House Hops was given lost night, the occa
sion, being varied by making it a masquer
ade. This brought out the full member
ship, and it is no exaggeration to say that it
was in all particulars the most brilliant, ex
clusive and pleasant event of the kind that
has taken place in Cincinnati this season.
These hops are given by a society composed
of one hundred and one gentlemen, who,
with their ladies, make up the parties.
None others are admitted under any pre
tense, and the assemblages arc as select and
as free from the intrusion of outsiders as R
they were in a private parlor.
All the upper part of the Highland House,
embracing both parlors, the ball-room and
restaurant, are put at the disposal of tbe
Society on meeting nights, making by fat
the most elegant rooms for such a purpose
to he found in the city.
The costumes last night embraced every
thing, from comic to superb, that the im
agination could picture. It is impossible
to mention more than a very few, even ot
those that, for their lieanty or tlie ingenuity
and originality displayed, deserve especial
Tlie most conspicuous of the cos
tumes and the one most original in design
and at the same time as beautiful as any in
the house, was worn by a prominent young
druggist of one of our suburbs.
It consisted of a beautiful suit trimmed
with designs ingeniously representing the
journalism of Cincinnati. Every paper
was shown In some part of the trimming
and the whole made to blend harmoniously
yet with a conspicuous beauty. He wore a
hat of the old chapeau style, surmounted
by a scroll about sixteen inches long, bear
ing in gilt letters the words, "The Daily
Star." The Star acknowledges the coia
pliiuent of being put conspicuously a novo
A very handsome young lady from Lib
erty street in the early part of tlie evening
vrte a domino, which, being put aside, dis
played a most elegant and becoming crim
son and white velvet costume of tlie Span
A Third-street lady's "Lotto" would hav
made MissCrabtree feel proud.
The "Lone Fisherman, ' by a young gen
tleman of the Phoenix Insurance Company,
was good, as was also the princely bearing
and beautiful costume and curls of a gal
lant young gentleman of Pike street.
The young ladies from Bellewe, Ky.,
were costumed in good taste, and did gresrt
credit to the old ConimonweiJth.
Columbus (O.) was represented by "Morn
ing." It was a bright morning, too, beam
ing with sunshine and beainj'.
1'ike street sent, among others, two Dolls'
Vartlen girls, good costumes; a photograph
girl, three for a quarter, and well taken; a
cute little peasant girl; another bright
morning. A young lady from Louisville,
visiiing'on Pike street, also added much to
the representation from that locality.
"The Daughter of the Regiment" w as a
conspicuous character well represented.
"George Washington" was taken by a
young gentleman of the "little hatchet"
school, and was ncconipalYuid hy "Martha
Washington." Tbe two mot tho idea ot
the couple quite well.
The "Young Mexican," represented by a
Fourth-street jeweler, was a bright, dashing
fellow, the same favoritein costume that he
is s.-i Ids natural self.
The "Peanut Girl," "Circassian Girl,"
nnd "Tosy" were watched with interest
Juring the entire evening.
TtiTO Wl,re addition to these any num
ber of "rliims," "clowns," "flower girls,"
"housewives " "courtiers," "market girls."
and dominoes f 11 , variet.
and shades. And not leB!,t1 ,
a good deal were the "Swiss' ;jant lad
of a gentleman connected with ii.. '"J1"
agonient, and the "Elderly Dunkard" ti. 5
well-known railroad man.
It was altogether a most satisfactory oc
casion, thoroughly enjoyed by all present,
and highly creditable to those whose clVor.a
were crowned with such success.