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VOL. 13. Ten Cents Per Week. THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 21, 1878. Single Copy Two Cents. NO. 45 THE CINCINNATI DAILY TOWELING. EXTRAORDINARY BARGAINS! -in- TOWELING! 7fOOO YARDS FINE RUSSIA CRASH, 12ic per Y'd, Recent Price 18c, RETAIL DEPARTMENT! Joliu SlllllltO & GO. AMUSEMENTS. GRAND OPERA-HOUSE 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. SmE'ilHAKP RECITAL lOUSE I SATURDAY MATINEE, Feb. 23, APTOMMAS, 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 UK. O'LEABY'S LECTURE AT GREENWOOD HALL, TO NIGHT, on ,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 "MATRIMONY," 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 PREFERRED SPECIALS. AKBGTT, 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. fe21-4tTh.8&Tu 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. FOR RENT HOUSE Of U room, walnut finish, fly screens to openings ; 100 Auburn surct, Mt. Auburn. Livery stable on the square. feW-St" FOR RENT-ROOMS. IjWK RUNT ROOM A nicely furnished room 1 at 246 Plum street, between George and Seventh streets. FOR RENT Two unfurnished rooms, second floor, 2fil West Third street One furnished room, 261 West Third street. LOST. 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 leward. 21-2t BOARDING. OARDING First-class day board at 33 George street, near mm. 'a-a B B 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. ii--.it FOR SALE. IJOR SALE - FIXTURES - Nice lot of grocery .fixtures. Inquire at 403 W. Fourth st. 21 -3t 2r 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. "tileuilale." 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 WANTEp-MISCELLANEOUS. 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 nuunnu, ill. 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 WANTED SITUATIONS. "ITANTKD SITUATION As butcher; flrst YY class; understands his business. Call at 272 John street . 21-3t w A NT ED SITU ATION By a good watch case finisher. Address T. F. H., No. 101 Gest st ' fe21-3t WANTED SITUATION As coachman and gardener, by a young man; best of references. Address P. BLOM, 60 Kuce street 21 -3t Third Edition THE LATEST Leo XIII. 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 seat. 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 WASHINGTON. 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 amendments. 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 isiana. ' 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, Kansas. Paris Commissioners, 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 the senate. NEW YORK CITY. Railroad Litigation. 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 Michigan Central. 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 ried. It Hi rumored that Clara Louise Kellogg is eugagvd to be married to the tenor, Tom Karl. 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. FOBEIGNi 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 lowing understanding: 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. SOUTH CAROLINA. 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 Lives, 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 case. THE NEW POPE. Incidents of Election, Personnel, Etc., Etc. 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 be excellent." - 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 ing result: 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 Allen County. For Attorney General Thos. W. Woolen, of Johnson County. For Superintendent of Public Instruc tion J. II. Smart, present incumbent, of Allen County. 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 about $200,000. . Embeszllug Treasurer. National Associated Press to the Star, pATRRStni, N. J., Feb. 21.-J, V. Preston, Treasurer of the Merchanta' Loam A Trust Company of this city, who was indicted for etnoosrjemcra, pleaded not guilty to-duy, and gave bail to appear March 30th for outenee. LATEST LOCAL. . A grand military masquerade and fancy dress ball will take place to-morrow night, Washington's Birthday, at Mozart and Green woud Halls. Spkcem, rates will be given via the Day ton Short-line Railroad to persons wishing to attend the meeting of Mexican Veterans, and the Stato ProhiBifion Convention at Columbus, this week. Tickets on sale at tlie Bee Lfeae office, No. 129 Vine street. Oho. KtTBLMANN, driver of a beer wagon, and Conrad Eichcnlaub, an employe of Hauck & Windisch, brewers, are awaiting their trial February 27th on the charge, made by Mr. Hauck', of having taken three more kegs, of beer away from his brew ery than belonged to them. Reinstated. E. L. A T. S. Johnson were reinstated as members o the Chamber of Commerce to day, by a vote of 194 for and 189 against their reinstatement. Aptom mas. Tbe harp recital by Mr. Aptommas, the world renowned harpist at the Piko's Opera-house Saturday afternoon, will be attended largely by all who love real music. Air Artfmmnaii will hji fUwifltAfl hv Misa Isabel Stone, soprano, and Miss Zelina f . 1 A .-uamey, vioiuiisi. Mrakosch Opera Company". The opera season at Pike's will be bril liantly opened one week from next A$on day in the presentation of "Alda," with . , r . 1 1 . i , , i i j r: .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. Klarriage Eiteensea. 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- Local Personals. 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 Lead-pipe Manufacturers. Gustav Speidel, a nephew of Ex-Postmaster Wahle, and Charles Ewing, were re moved from their positions in tlie Post office yesterday. ' 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) teneed. 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 Penitentiary. 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 chair. . The Clerk was directed to advertise for scaled proposals to improve Boal street, front Price street west to tlvo end of the K...l.l.. -'-"nnipnt 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 Tuesday next. 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. FATAL ACCIDENT. 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. Announcements. 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 gant affair. 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 Church.. 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 Blight. 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 notice. 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 them all. 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 ish Court. 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.