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Station- however.qniet-ing a Id ABB BOTIISCHILD Conrioted of Murder Degree. in the First The Story of tko KilUmgef Diamond A dispatch received at this office last evening from Marshall. Texas, announces that tbe Jury In the Rothschild murder case, on trial at that place, after being out for fourteen hoars, had agreed on a verdict finding the prisoner guilty of murder In the first degree. The dispatch alo states that Rothschild's counsel have given notice of appeal. We have already given in our telegraphic columns reports of the testimony taken in the ease, and of all tbe proceedings, since tbe murder was committed, looking toward bringing the alleged murderer of Annie Moore to triaE Now that, after the lapse of almost two years, a Jury have laid the mnrder where it belongs, the following resume of the circumstances circumstances attendinS will prove interesting to our readers, as Rothschild is a citizen of this city: The 31 order of Diamond Bessie. Tbe circumstances attending tfce killing of Annie Moore, or Diamond Bessie," as she was most generally generally called, were extremely brutal. The girl, who was ab-rot ab-rot ab-rot twenty years of age and rather pretty, had quite a passion for diamonds, hence the tobriquet "Diamond Bessie." She was a "sporting woman." and boarded at several of the fashionable "houses" in this city, where she was visited by Rothschild, who was, in ""the parlance of such establishments, known as her "friend." Where he first met her Is not known, but she came to this city with him on a steamer from New Orleans In tbe spring of 187G. she pawning her bagcage to the Captain on tbe arrival arrival of the boat here for the fare of the two. She had some diamonds with her then, which she shortly afterward deposited with Gilmore, Dunlap A Co. as collateral for a loan. She and Rothschild then went to a room on Seventh street and Rothschild Rothschild afterward took her to Frank Wright's to board. Be visited - her there, and tbe pair used to quarrel frequently, Rothschild on several occasions ' beating her la a terrible manner, she claimed, in order to force her to give up her diamonds to him. Miss Wright told at the time that Rothschild used to whip Bessie because the wages of her shame were not larger, and would reproach her with the frtct that other girls In tho house made more money than she. Alter leaving tho Wr'sht mansion, Bessie went to one or two other "bouses" here, where she stayed a short time, and finally went to Chicago. She returned to this city and got her diamonds out of pawn, and then after paying another visit to Chicago, left that city ou the 11th of January, 1S77, accompanied by Rothschild. Before leaving Chicago, Chicago, she told the landlady of tbe house Jwbere she stayed, that Rothschild hod offered to marry her, but the woman warned her that it was only her diamonds he wanted, and not to be fooled by him. When she left Chicago she had In her possession a solitaire diamond ring valued at MOO, a cluster diamond rinjr valued at f$00. a heavy gold locket and chain valued at 200, and a pair ot gold bracelets witn cameo setung. besides other articles of jewelry, valued in all at about 51.500. The pair started "for Texas, and arrived at Marshall on the 17th of January, registering at the Brooks House as A. Rothschild nd wife, of Cincinnati, Ohio. The next day Rothschild endeavored to tire a horse and bugy to drive ever to Jefferson, sixteen miles distant. and wanted the livery-stable livery-stable livery-stable keeper to send a man over on the next train to bring the orse and bnsry babe, but the latter refosed to let him hare a buggy, owing to the bad condition of the roads. The pair then stayed at Marshall until the 19th, when they went over to Jefferson, and went to a hotel, where the man registered A. Mon roe ami wife. St. Louis, Mo. On that night they were overheard quarreling continuously In their room. Oa the 21st they went to a restau rant and got a couple of bottles of beer and some lunch put up. and started across the bridge over the bnyou end out on the Marshall road. The woman acted all the time as if she was afraid of her companion, and spectators got the Idea that .she was afraid he was try ng to drug her. When last seen they ha-1 ha-1 ha-1 gone into some timber back of the road, where the b:dy of the woman wns afterward found. The man came back to tbe hotel late In the after noon, ana, when eskea where be had left the woman, nr,ld she had stopped with some friends rc oss the bayou, and remarked, carelessly, that he did not believe she would ever come tack again I It was noticed that he wore on his fingers two iliHmond rings one of them a fine cluster, which had been conspicuous on the woman's finger the day before. He was very restless, and paced bis room most of the night, and the servants noticed in the morning that he had burned a lot of pape;3 in the grate during the night. lie re maMied at the hotel until tho first train left on tbe Tuesday following at 4 a m., wnen tie started off, checking his trunk for Little Rock, and from thence to Memphis. As the woman had been set down by those who s-.w s-.w s-.w her in bis company as a snorting woman, nothing was thought of her havir.p left him, an J after his statement that she stayed with friends, no further questions were asked hi in about her. On the 6th of Febru-iry, Febru-iry, Febru-iry, almost two weeks-later. weeks-later. weeks-later. an old colored woman, who bad gone into the thicket of timber alluded to above to gather some kiiidlice, found the body of the woman ju.t be yond a small knoll, that hid it from the road, from which . it was distant scarcely one hundred yards. There was a small bullet hole in the left temple, the course of the bullet ranging down ward, precluding the idea of suicide; and, further. the face w s terribly bruised up, one eye being ouged out on the cheek. The hair wassinged oft near where the bullet entered, showing that the pistol had been held close to her head when tbe latal shot was fired. The body was In a remarkable remarkable good state of preservation, and there was no difficulty in Tecognixing it as that of the woman who came with tho m in register ing as A. Monroe. The ear-rings, ear-rings, ear-rings, breast-pin, breast-pin, breast-pin, gold chain and cross, diamond ring and all her other personal possessions, even to her pocket-handker pocket-handker pocket-handker chief, were gone. Within fifty feet wero Your.d the beer-bottle, beer-bottle, beer-bottle, pickle-bottle pickle-bottle pickle-bottle and the paper in which the lunch had been carried, witn remnants of chicken, crusts of bread and other tfefcrig of tbe ro pift they had evidently eaten together scattered around. The body was taken up. and after being photo graphed and a description of It taken, was placed in a metallic case, subscribed fur by tho ciur.ns. and buried. HOW IT CAME OCT. Rothschild returned to this city and went abont his business as usual, acting in much the same manner as be formerly did, visiting sporting bouses and places of amusement, although he seemed to be nervous and timorous. He imagined that some one was loi. owing aim to sin ntm. and" would frequently ask people If they saw the man who was shadowing him. Ou the ICth of February he was In Au's Club-house. Club-house. Club-house. and then asked somebody if they did not see the man following him. He drank two cr three drinks during the day, and about half-past half-past half-past two o'c'ock in the morning went out and sat 011 the steps. A few moments afterward tbe report of a pistol rang out, nnd on Fred, the bar-keeper, bar-keeper, bar-keeper, going to the door ho found Rothschild sitting there with a pool of blood at his feet and a pistol by his side. The bullet had entered back of tho right temple, aud, passing around the front of the skull, had lodged nnuer the bridge ot the nose. He said a man with black whiskers had shot him. ne wss removed to hU home, and it was at first thought his wound would be fatal. In the mean time, the body of poor "Diamond Bessie" bad been fonnd, and inquiries having been set on fool by the Texan authorise", suspicion pointed toward Rothschild, who was placed undJr police surveillance at bis home, and on his recovering recovering sufficiently to be moved, and after be had been identified by parties from Texas as the man last seen iu company with the murdered woman, ho was removed to the City Hospital, and from thence, ou his recovery, to Texas on a requisition from the Governor of that 8tte. .His ease has dragged along through the Texas Courts ever since, no expense expense .being spared in Rothschild's defense, and the result is announced above. Chittmas at the Hotels. At all the principal hotels to day a bounteous Christmas dinner will te spread, in accordance with tbe annual custom. Tbe bills of fare issued ly tbe different hotels notably the Grand; Burnet, Gibson, Walnnt, St- St- James and Hunt's are marvels of teste In printing and general style, and show a great Improveut on former years. As to the mutt at all of them, a feast fit for the gods will te sprad. the variety and quality ef the aisbes leaving nothing nothing which the greatest gourmand or most Ciinty epicure could desire. Ka. Brai.ocK, foreman of the fining d;-partment d;-partment d;-partment of Strlbley A Co.'s shoe ftsclory on Pearl street was agreeably surprised yesterday yesterday at being mide the recipient -f -f a testimonial to the Rood feeling tx.-diig tx.-diig tx.-diig between him and those under bim. in the sb pe of a presentation of an elegant water-pitcher water-pitcher water-pitcher and but- but- ter-diah. ter-diah. ter-diah. the sift of the girls of fats department. tBb presentation was a surprise to Mr. Bullock, be having received no Intimation whatever 01 it, ana having been invited down stairs on tome pretext or another, the articles were placed on bis bench, where they caught bis eye on his return. Dtatk of Mrs. John Bohlnson. Urs. Elizabeth Robinson, wife of our well-known well-known well-known citizen and widely-celebrated widely-celebrated widely-celebrated showman. Joan Robinson, died at the family residence, corner ef 8e Tenth and College streets, at ten o'clock yesterday yesterday morning. Her death was the termination of five weeks of fearful suffering; which she bore to the last with extreme fortitude. The fatal disease was cancer of the liver, and all that the medical skill of Dra, Bartholow and Whittaxer could do s done to relieve her of some of the tor ture of her suffering. Her fine physical constitution bore her up well under the fatal attack, but after a severe struggle death conquered and claimed his reward. Mrs. Robinson died in the heyday of womanhood. She sras born on the 4th day of Match, 1825, at Madison, Madison, Ind. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Frances Bloomer. When she was three years old her pa rents moved to Cincinnati and settled at the corner of Sixth and Elm streets, where they lived for some years. In 1837 the family moved to New Or leans, and there she first met and afterward mar ried her husband, who was at that time engsged professionally In the Crescent City. On the 5th of January, 18tt they crossed the river to Algiers and were made . man and wife. From this union six children were born, five boys and one girl, as follows: John F.. Gilbert, James H-, H-, H-, Frank M., Katie (afterward Mrs. Robert Stickney). and Charles M. The boyi alone survive, Mrs. Stickney having preceded her mother to the tomb. Thus all the female part of the family have parsed away, while the male portion remain unbroken. Mrs. Robinson was an exemplary woman, and most devoted mother. Her boys were her idols, and to say that every one of them loved in life and reveres her memory In death Is but to feebly express it. Every body who knows tbe Robinson boys knows that there is not, a particle of effeminacy in their nature. They are hardy young men, who have seen, life In all tbe rough phases peculiar to travelers. But their mother's death, as one of them forcibly expressed it last evening, broke them all up. Tears of heart-aching heart-aching heart-aching sorrow would gush uncontrollably to their eyes as they tried to talk calmly of her whom they hod loved so well in life. They and their worthy father are alone now one side of a family from which its two brightest spirits (mother and sister. wife and daughter) have fled. Mrs. Robinson's re mains will be laid in the elegant Robinson Chapel in Spring Grove, lately built by "Uncle John" as a mausoleum for the family dead. The body of Mrs. Stickney will also be disinterred and laid beside the maternal clay at some future day. Freezing? Prisoners In Jail. Last night at half-past half-past half-past seven o'clock the steam was turned on In the heaters in the County Jail. All day the prisoners had shivered in the cold. All the strain that one of the two batteries of boilers could make was required to keep tho offices aud rooms in the Court-house Court-house Court-house properly heated. There are about fifty prisoners in the Jail. Some of them hare been lingering there three months and more, with scanty clothing to start with and no money to buy more. This neglect of somebody Is wanton and Inexcusable Inexcusable cruelty. Tbe engineer says he can not help it unless ordered to use the other battery of boilers. The Superintendent of the Court-house Court-house Court-house commands the engineer, and the Commissioners give orders to the Superintendent All of these gentlemen hsve the comfort of warm fires. They have also the power to be cruel by their neglect. and If this disregard of the comfort of prisoners in Jail continues their conduct will be highly culpable. Sadden Dentn. Ezra Bailey, an old and well-known well-known well-known citizen who lived at 134 Smith street, died suddenly last even ing. About six o'clock he was in tbe Sixth-street Sixth-street Sixth-street market buying some things. All at once he complained complained of feeling cold and queer, he walked np towad a little foot-stove foot-stove foot-stove for the purpose of warm ing his hands but fell before he reached it. Adam B. W ilson and some other men carried him into a neighboring grocery where he expired. His death is believed to have been the result of heart-disease. heart-disease. heart-disease. Deceased was seventy-seven seventy-seven seventy-seven years of age, and a prominent member of the Society of Friends, or Quakers. Ox next Saturday, the 28th, the Cincinnati Pioneer Association will ho d its annual meeting for the election of officers and a chat over the ninetieth anniversary of the settlement of Cincin ncti. The meeting will be at 2 p. ra., at the Coun cil Chamber. That day also completes twentr-two twentr-two twentr-two years 'of the existence of tbe Cincinnati Pioneer Association. As an indication of the interest taken In art b Cincinnati people it is worthy of note that Clarke's art school, on Fonrth street, will to-morrow, to-morrow, to-morrow, Fri day and Saturday give to invited friends tbe first exhibition of the work of his pupils in oil-paint oil-paint oil-paint ing. He bos at present twenty-eight twenty-eight twenty-eight pupils. James Mc'.Villis, serving a short sentence in the Jail fqx making false papers to obtain a pension. bos received a remission of the remiiuder of his sentence on account of ill-health, ill-health, ill-health, and was turned out Into the cold yesterday. TnrBB are to be on Saturday, at the Court-house, Court-house, Court-house, fifty pieces of property sold at Sheriff's sale, the appraised value of which is. in round numbers. l2o,0C0. It is on thirteen judgments. Mr. Johx Pas, of No. 10 East Third street, yes terday gave each of bis employes a Christmas turkey turkey and a can of oysters. Piano dealers say that their sales of pianos for Christmas presents have been large .beyond pre cedent this year. The County Commissioners yesterday met the Commissioners of Clermont County at Mainville. TEXAS. Execution of Green Johnson, at nardt-IIIe. nardt-IIIe. nardt-IIIe. Special Dispatch to the Crupitrer. He- He- Mason, Texas, December 24. The particulars of the execution of the negro, Green Johnson, at Me-fiardville, Me-fiardville, Me-fiardville, on the frontier, are at band. Johnson was formerly a soldier in the United States Army. On June 20, 1873, in a fit of jealousy he assaulted and murdered his wife. His arrest and conviction followed. The hanging occurred In the midst of a cold norther, with the mercury at 30 degrees. Very few persons were in attendance. Johnson professed religion, as usual with all mur derers, and said he" did not fear to die. He as cended the scaffold with a -firm -firm tread, and showed no fear of entering the unknown. His neck did not break, and he took ten minutes in dying by strangulation. Bloody Tragedy Mt Brennana, Special Dievatch to the Enouirer. Brk.nhak, Texas, December 24. A bloody mur der occurred here to-day. to-day. to-day. Thomas R. Power. cotton planter, and his tenant, Williams, visited here. Williams sold some cotton" and Powers demanded demanded the landlord's portion. Williams refused and a fight ensued. Charles Hawkins, a tenant on another plantaiion. interfered and began fichting Powers, and fatally stabbed mm witn a pocket- pocket- knife. Powers aiea instanuy. and Hawkins escaped, hotly pursued. Fatal Shrolnar AJTray. Spertal Disvntch to the Enouirer. Sam Avgustijck, Texas. December 24. A fatal shooting affray here to-day, to-day, to-day, reseulting in a coffin for one. Two young men, Joseph Ford and A. Wadkins, the latter aged twenty, got into an alter cation about a bor e-race. e-race. e-race. Wadkins beinz tbe son of s veil known preacher. In tbe difficulty Wad- Wad- kins shot Ford, instantly Killing mm. Attempted assaasinatiosu Special Dispatch to the Enquirer. Uineola, Texas, December 24. About six o'clock this evening Williams, Sheriff of Wood County, and his son William, while carrying two prisoners, John Bell and Mitch Floujnoy. to jail, were wavlaid and shot at bv an unknown assassin. The shot missed the Sheriff but t-tniek t-tniek t-tniek Floumoy. dangerously, perhaps latauy, wounding him. To the Atsiciated Prett. MB. DOBAX IS DEAD. Galveston, December 24. At Junction City Tom Do ran and Lewis Temple fouvnt with pistols. Doran klled Temple. The latter'i father pursued Dofan. hootinc him twice, fatally, then stabbed the body eleven times, and cut his throat from ear to ear. What William Henry Kaya. . CnrCAGO, December 24. Hon. Wl'liam Henry Smith, Collector of this Port who has jnst returned Washington and Kew York, stated to an in terviewer that there is at present a strong feeling in favor of Blaine for President in 1RS0. Grant, he ti'lnks. will be a popular and eligible candidate, b'tt at prtwe-it prtwe-it prtwe-it there i a feeling that hi name is loins used as a cover for the designs of Conkling, Mr. Sm:th is a.warm friend of President Hayes, but be fays Blaine is the hero of the hour. Tbe Lat Consressnsan Willi Dir'riirr. S?:cir., December 21. The funeral of tile C-n-reiman C-n-reiman C-n-reiman C-n-reiman C-n-reiman William took place this a:u?rno n, una was very largely attended bycivi and military societies and by citizens generally. Ai::nnsa tne was intensely cold, ana ftt!!5 wind blowing, the streets through which the proees-ion proees-ion proees-ion psed were packed with spectators. K:a f th City Hall, the Custom-bouse Custom-bouse Custom-bouse and other bulidings were at uau-mat. uau-mat. uau-mat.

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