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ST. P\UL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1878.
A N nor in a headline yesteiday made it
read that Gen Shields was not "deserving"
of the position of doorkeepei. It was mit-
BEN BXJTLKB went out to shear and came
back shorn. Instead of getting Shields
elocted as doorkeeper he succeeded in plac-
ing him on the letired list as a brigadier.
VLL the hope for political capital, lesult
ing fiom Bntlei a trick, vanished into thin
air vhc the Demociats proposed to place
Gen. Shields a still better position than
that of dooi keeper, and not only proposed
but put him there, so far as one branch of
Congress could do it.
NEVEH were unscrupulous men hoist by
their own peta id more neatly than weie the
B^publicaus in the House yesterday. Their
tuck of attempting to dictate a nomination
to tho Demociats was not only frustrated,
but they weie placed in such a position that
tliey weie compelled to vote for the bill gi v-
ing Gen. Shields the rank and pay of Briga-
dier General on the retired list.
UO 1UV INSINJS ARE IMI'RIS-
'Lo hhow how utteily anomalou s, undefined
and insecure are th laws foi the
imprisonment ot th insane, we havo cited
the Constitution and the statutes. The
Constitution, not having conferred the pow-
er on Piobate Judges, to commit the insane
by the wor ds in the constitution, "jurisdic-
tion o\er persons und er guardianship,"
tho Legislatme attempted to
remedy tho defect. The attempt is worthy
the highest geni us of Solon, Lycurgus, Jus-
tinian and Blackstone condensed.
a i dei to cme the want of constitutional
po'vei, the Legislature, in the acts of 1877,
provided that two doctors, and the Judge of
Frobate, should constitute a jury, but before
going into th inquest of insanity, the Pro-
bate Judge must appoint a guardian for
tho pers on charged with insanity. For
what purpose? Why, simp ly to make him a
peison "under guardianship" in the lang-
uage of the Constitution. The utter non-
sense may be better appreciated when it is
romembered that the question is not wheth er
the Probate Judge has the power to appoi nt
a guardian for an insane person, bn whether
the Probate Judge, or the guardian, or both,
havo the constitutional power to imprison
in the Hospital for Insane. The Supreme
Court, if we remember correctly, has
intimated, in the Pine County case, that the
Superintendent of the Hospital for Insane is
something of a State Guardian. God save
he State from the consequences of such a
This is the present method of imprisoning
insane people. Any one can file an infor-
mation of insanity before the Probate Judge
against anybody. thereupon appoints
two physiciansinterpolating the guardian
as a matter of coursewho, with himself, ex-
amine the patient. If the doctors declare him
oi her insan e, the person is sent the
hospital. N notice is required, no oppor-
tunity for counsel, no preliminary steps. I
is a summary process as absolutely executed
as the edict of the Shah of Persia.
It is not, however, of the method particu-
larly we aie writing, but whether really there
is any constitutional provision authorizi ng
this proceeding. I there is none, the insane
of Minnesota have been illegally committed.
EV. SHIELDS$3000 A YEAR FOR
The Democratic House of Repiesenta-
tives bestow ed on General Shields a grace-
ful, and we sincerely hop e, it may pro ve a
substantial, compliment in requesting and
authorizing the Piesident to appoint the old
hero, Brigadier General of the United States
army, on the retired list. The bill was
passed by a vote of 22 8 to 6, and should
be at once agreed to by the Senate, and
acted upon by the President. I would be a
noble examp le and a monument of national
gratitude rather than a dangerous precedent.
N foreign-born citizen, in the half-cen-
tury ju st passed, became so thoroughly a
United States citizen, ands much a distin-
guished part of the new nationality as Gen.
Shields. N man has been braver on the
field of battle nor more beloved in the polit-
ical and social circle. bears on his per-
son the scars of two wars received in de
fense of the honor and integrity of is adopt-
country. North and South, East and
West alike honor him. is a cavalier of
the time of Charles, in the romance of his-
tory, with the courage of the lion, and a
faith more steadfast than that of the Puri-
tan. is the Sir Koger Coverley of
politics and society, beloved by all who know
him, not only for bis patriotism and heroio
deeds on the field of battle, bnt for a kindly
nature, endearing him to all alike. The
President could not do a more grateful ser-
vice than by complying with the act of Con-
gress and the wishes of the peopl e, in giving
to the old general honor and a competency.
osrS/i*I .feASs^1^^^^T^-MimmssMwis-..*J %-*t fd
BEN BUTLER'S SOMBBSAULT.
The wily Benjamin undertook to ride
back into the Democratic party on the
shoulders of Gen. Shields. was too
much of a weight for the old General, and
he damped him. Benjamin is like the man
withont a country he is even .worse. Ben-
jamin is not humble, nor prayerful, but
warlike when out of danger, and very bitter
when in it.
Still, we rather smypathize with Benja-
min. is a lawyer of great ability, a
politician with no scruples, a man with very
little honesty, but this remarkable human
combination is possessed of some attractive
qualities. And as old age is coming on, and
Benjamin seems disposed to return to the
fold of his fathers, to repent of his sins,
though they area scarlet, and has himself
remarked on the floors of Congress:
"While the lamp of life holds oat to born,
The vilest sinner may return,"
or words to that effect, and as mercy is not
strained, but falleth like the dews of heave n,
if he will have Gen. Shiel ds appointed Briga-
dier General, on the retired list, with $3,000
a year, we don't know but that, after Benja-
min has remained in Purgatory a centu ry
or two longer, he might be permitt ed to find
peace in the heaven of the Democratic
party. ANDERSON AS COLLECTOR OF NEW
It is rumored that President Hayes in-
tends to nominate the convict, Anderso n,
for Collector of the port of New Orleans.
Let us hope that this report is an invention
of Washington guesswork. The worst ene-
mies of Mr Hayes could not wish him to
commit an act that will more surely cover
is whole administration with all the badges
For the decency of the country, and for
the honest purpo se of those who have sub-
mitted to a great national wrong, we cannot
believe that so vile and disgraceful a project
has been entertained by the President as
that of appointing a convict to any office
and especially Anderson, with whom the
Preside nt has been accused as being a par-
A PANIC I N ADBIG STORE.
Immense Advances in the Price* of Qui
nine and Morphine.
Yesterday was a day of considerable ex
citement among druggists of the city, conse
quent upon the receipt of advices from the
East showing that an immense advance had
recently tak en place in the price of quini ne
and opium, owing to the war prospects in
Europ e, and worse, that there was likely to
be so great a scarcity of those articles as to
make it impossible to furnish them in any
quantities or at any prices.
Reporters of the Enquirer last evening
called upon several druggists, and found
them in a considerably perturbed state of
mind and anxiously casting about for some
means yet unknown or unthought of for re
plenishing their stock.
The detail of thiB trouble may be pre
faced with the statement that but one firm
in the United States manufactures to any
extent either the sulphate of quinine used as
medicine or the sulphate of morphia, and
that their capacity for manufacture is of
coiuse limited by the amount of the cinchona
bark and opium that could be obtained from
abroad by them. Should this be gobbled up
by the agents of the armies abroad likely to
be in the field, there must ensue a scarcity
or famine, as it were, of the articles in ques
tion. This being the recognized fact, the
receipt by the trade of the following circu
lars from the firm in question in quick sue
cession was eminently sufficient to cause the
panic referred to. They were as follows:
With reference to contracts for sulphate of
quima, the peculiar position of the bark mar
ket Europe renders it necessary that this
spring act differently from usual.
Prom October last to the early part of this
mon th the price of sulphate of quima has been
steadily declining, and, of course, it was im
prudent for manufacturers to make large prep
aiations for spring supply, under such circum
To this we would add that in common with
other industries in our country, this manufac
ture experienced the paralyzing influences of
the agitation of disastrous tariff measures in
The advance early this month has taken all.
we believe, by surprise.
I consequence of some contracts for the ar
ticle for immediate delivery pressing upon the
European manufacturers, the price has ad
vanced there two to four shillings per ounce,
and the article is scarce for prompt delivery.
Barks also have been largely absorbed there,
and hence have become scarce. But should the
usual supplies of these come in before July,
lower prices ay be looked for late in the sum
mer. As matters now stand, we regret that at
present we are unable to make offers or accept
new orders for sulphate of quinia.
We ai making and sending out the full av
erage quantity of last year. While the demand
is regarded by most as temporary, yet some few
others take a different view. Th future is
PHILADELPHIA. Pa., March 27, 1878,DEAB
SIB: A report that contracts for 300,-
000 ounces of sulphate of quinia had been
solicited London by the Buesian government
having attracted considerable attention, we
last evening sent a cable inquiry as follows:
"Is rumor true Russian government engaged
To this we have to-day the following reply:
"Tenders solicited35,000 onlyabout usual
spring demand. Market firm."
We would again state that we are sending
out from day to day the full average quantity
of the article which we sold last year, having
made engagements for March and April at
$2.90 per ounce, vials inclusive, but can not
enter new orders at this time.
Last quotations from London, 15s.equal to
about $3.60 per ounce gold there.
PHILADELPHIA, April 2,1878.DEAR SIB: A
speculative movement in opium having been
set on foot, we can only name prices for lim
ited quantities of sulphate of morphia from
day to day.
he result of this was that quinine, which
a few days ago was selling at $2.90 per
ounce, last night was worth $5.50 per ounce
and rapidly advancing, with none to be had
from any source. Opium had advanced $ 1
per pound, and morphia $ 1 per ounc e, an
increase of from 2 0 to 3 3 per cent., with
comparatively none in the market, and
everybody anxious to buy. The local
wholesalers he re are in about the same con
diti on with the retailers, having little in
stock, especially of quinin e, and anxiously
striving to lay in a supply, but without re
sult. What the result wtll be it is impossible
to predict. Sulpha te of cinchonidia is being
substituted for quinine in some instances,
but, as that is al so made from the cinchona
bark, the supply must, of course, be limite d.
The panic last night was running high, and
the druggists and doctors will to-day read
he war prospectus with no little interest.
The sudden unpopularity of the phono
graph in Rome is all owing to Bubbins.
bought the first phonograph ever owned in
this city, and it came by express Friday
evening. took it under his arm and
stopped in at several places to discuss poli
tics and things, and when he got home and
attempted to exhib it the phonograph to his
wife, that depraved instrument remarked in
several distinct tones, "Set 'em up for the
boys, barkeeper. Whoop! hooray! Yer's
luck. Fill the flowing bowl! Who's afraid
of the old woman?" N more phonographs
in Rome. Rome Sentinel.
The prosperity of Minnesota is fairly in
dicated by the new nepspaper ventures in
all parts of the State, and by the generally
flourishing condition of the country prats.
The latest such venture is "The Cdkato
Republican," established at Cokato, Wright
count y, by Head & Miller, The paper is a
credit to the village.
SUPEEME C0UBT. $
DECISION Of CASE TILED TESTEB-
Michael W. Nash, appellant, vs Minneapolis
Mill Company and Dorilus Morrison, re
On the trial below after the plaintiff had
closed bis case, the court dismissed the action
to both defendants on the ground that plain
tiff had failed to make out a cause of action.
There was evidence sufficient to go to the jury
from which they might have arrived at these
conclusions of fact. Th mi ll company
ownes in the city of Minneapolis a strip of
land lying along the westerly bank of the
Mississippi river, partly above and partly be
low the falls. Some years ago it corttructed
for convenience in wing this property for
milling purposes a canal about eighty feet
wide at the upper end and diminish
ing in width towards the lower end,
extending through the strip nearly parallel
with the river, forth distance of probably one
thousand feet. Into this canal the water was
taken at the upper end from the pond Above
the falls, and from the canal was furnished for
water power to the mills, along its sides. Th
land along each side of the canal was let
by the company to various tenants for mill
sites, and to each tenant a right of way over
the cant I, to the premises so* let, granted. Th
canal for its entire length and breadth was
covered with a continuous platform, construc
ted of timbers and plank, and this platform
was for at least ten jears, and with
the full knowledge and acquiescince
of the defendants, used in common
by all who had business with the mills
afoog the canal in the same manner as a public
thoroughfare iused and that use of it
necessary to the convenient transaction
of the business of the mills. As to
that part of the platform where
the injury to plaintiffs property occurred, the
arts are that in 1863 the mi ll company let to
the defendant Morrison for a term of years a
mill site abutting on the canal, with the right
to draw from the canal a specified quantity of
water and the right to pass over the canal adja
cent to the mill-site. I 1865 Morrison let a
part of this mill-site with the right of way in
comm on with himself over the canal, to Noble
& Walker. Noble assigned to Walker, and
Walker to Stamivitz & Shober, and they
during the continuance of this lease construct
ed in front of the premises let to th em the part
of the platform in question. Since the end of
Stamivitz and Shober's term Morrison has been
in possession, under the lease to him, of all the
premises no leased. I August, 1876, plaintiff,
who was hauling for the mill adjoining these
premises] drove his team and halted it for the
purpose of loading upon this part of the plat
form, and while standing there the platform
broke, letting his horses and wagon down into
the canal, causing the injury complained
of. There was evidence from
which the juiy might find that
there was negligence in faili ng to keep the
platform in safe condition, and that this negli
gence was the cause of the break. Neither of
these defendants having constructed this part
of the platform, the question is, whether in
respect to persons coming upon it as plaintiff
did, the duty of keeping it in safe condition,
rested upon the defendants, or either of them,
and if so, up on which of the m.
The rule of law governing the case is that
the owner or occupant of real property is bound
to use ordinary care and diligence to keep the
premises in a safe condition for the
access of persons who come
thereon by his invitation, expressed
or implied forth transaction of business, or
for any other purpose beneficial to him Mor
rison was neither the owner nor the occupant
of the canal, or the platform over it. had
merely the right of way over it, in common
with all others, to whom the company might,
so long as it did not prevent the exercise of his
rights, grant similar rights. Th lease of his
mill site gave him no other right. Th case of
the company is different. Th land through
which the canal was cut was, including the
canal, and so far as the case shows, the plat
form covering it, real estate, and the exclusive
property of the company which it held subject
only to the rights of way over it, which it had
granted to others, and subject to such rights.
It was in possession of this real property
plaintiff had a right to go upon the platform
in transacting business with or for the tenants
of the company occupying the mill sites along
the sides of the land. Whether the company
itself constructed the platform, or permitted
others to construct it, the platform was placed
there, and by the company was permitted to
remain there forth use of persons transacting
business, with those rules and for the con
venient using of the company's property.
Without the right of such persons to go there,
this property would undoubtedly be of much
less value and that the company permitted the
platform to remain there to be used by such
persons, for its own benefit and advantage,
there can be no question. I stands there in
the position of an owner or occupant who
for his own benefit invites others to come upon
his premises, and is subject to the same liabili
ty. Th court below was wrong in dismissing
as to the company, and right in dismissing as
to Morrison. We do not refer in detail to the
decision of the court below excluding evideaoe
offeted by plaintiff. They were all erroneous.
I was proper to show the character and history
and use of the entire platform covering the
canal, and all the acts of ownership and con
trol over it, or over the canal, on the part of
The order appealed from is affirmed as to de
fendant Morrison, and reversed and a new
trial ordered as to the defendant the Minne
apolis Mill Company. GILFILLA N, C. J.
A SCOUT I N SITTING BULL'S CAMP.
Supplies Received by the Great Warrior's
Band from the Poplar River Agency-A
Plethora of Ammunition on Hand'In
cidents of the Custer Fight.
BISMAB K, Dakota, April 5.Chris Gilson,
a well-known Bismarker, has returned from
a long sco ut in Sitting Bull's territory.
left Fort Eeogh about Christmas, and on ac
count of a Crow Indian story that the ice
would not let him cross the Missouri river,
changed his route from the course of the
Musselshell river to the safe line, via Helena.
From Helena he went to Benton, and from
Benton he marceed to Fort Walsh. was
then in easy reach of Sitting Bull's camp.
visited the camp and was pleasantly re
ceived. found the old veteran surround
by four hundred and seventy-five lodges,
with nothing to eat except what food was re
ceived from Poplar river and Wolf Point
Indian agencies, through friendly or
thrifty Indians. War Eagle's camp was
some thirty-five miles distant. About the
middle of March two hundred ponies,packed
with provisions, arrived at Sitting Bull's
camp, a similar relief brigade arriving at
War Eagle's. These suppli es were sent in
by the Yanktons, of the Poplar river
agency. The ammunition trade is thrivin g,
and the Indians are anxious for "he ap car
Gilson reports that he was a guest of Sit
ting Bull, and the old man treated him as
such, giving him his confidence on the Cus
ter fight, and his personal dread of assassi
nation. Sitting Bull doesn't fear a Brutus
from within, bnt fancies the whole world on
the outside so hates him that some white
fanatic may find the gates ajar and break the
golden bo wl before he has a chance for self
defense. Over a cup of very black coffee
Gilson and Sitting Bull discussed the Custer
fight. Gilson talks Sionx and requires no in
terpreter or frontier page to introduce him
to any great chief of that nationality.
is a man of ner ve sufficient to slide down a
church steeple. His presence in the hostile
camp is explicable on that theory. Sitting
Bull said he was forced to fight Custer or
lose his camp. did not recognize the
American Murat, or any other chief in his
command. The last men killed were two
officers and a first sergeant. The sergeant
is described as a man with a large scar on
his neck, and as a hero that commanded the
admiration of the chiefs. fought so
desperately that the chie fs yell ed to the young
men to ta ke him alive. killed five
Indians, and was then killed himself.
Sitting Bull said he was too brave
to kill, bnt they couldn't help it There
was no other alternative. They had to der
str oy him to sa ve themselves. Sitting Bull
id no shooting. was present, bnt Long
Dog, War Eagle and Little Knife com
manded, After the Custer massacre they
^^f ta^THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, WEDNESDAY MORNING^APBIL 10, 1878.
were attacked by more soldiers, and they
fought them until their ammunition was
short. They lost mom men in the second,
or Beno fight, than in the one with Custer.
Sittmg BuU denies that he is a chief. He is
a leading spirit, whose counsel and advice
are of great weight. He is willing to return
home, bnt wants some such guarantees as
are written in the Declaration of Indepen
dence. The NexPerces also talk of return
ing. They want to see Miles, who, in their
mxnd, was sent into the country to settle all
Indian difficulties. M. TKBBT.
FRIGHTENED INTO BIGAMY.
Mow Yonng Mrs. Louis* Ramos Came to
Bare Two Husbands.
(San Francisco Chronicle.]
One of those peculiar cases of marital ec
centricity rarely heard of west of Brooklyn
has been brought to the attention of the po
lice court through the complaint of Manuel
Bamos, who has procured the arrest of
Douglas Ellery on a charge of felony, which
crime consists in forcing Bamos's wife to
contract a second marriage, regardless of the
rights of the original husband, and the law
prohibiting dual marriages. Ramos is a cit
izen of mercurial temperament and Italian
extraction. married Louise Bett er about
three years ago, and the pair had since been
boarding wit\ Bamos's mother-in-law, who
resides at the corner of Pacific and Davis
I happened that Ellery, who is a seafaring
gentleman, plying between this port and
Santa Cruz, established his headquarters on
shore at the same residence about a year ago,
and experienced an irresistible attraction to
the wife of Bamos. The latter, ufed of er
fascinations, did not inform her husband of
Ellery's attachmen t, but rather encoaraged
is attentions, until the susceptible sea dog
became so infatuated that he made bo ld to
proclaim his love, coupled with the undeni
able protestation that he would kill her if she
id not conrent to become his wife. Terri
fied by this threat, and controlled by the de
sire to avert a murder, Louise vielded, and
on this hint Eilery acted to the extent of
procuring a license, in which transaction he
gave the maiden name oZ his bride. The
pair were married about a month ago.
After the ceremony, Mrs. Bamos returned
to her husband, keeping the little episo de a
profound secret in her breast until yesterday.
Meantime she urged Bamos to dispose of his
business in this city and remove to some di
tantpart of the State. Like an indulgent
husban d, Bamos endeavored to comply with
is wife's wishes, not suspecti ng that there
was anything more in her inclination than a
desire for a change of scene and the opp or
tunity of enjoying the more genial atmos
phere of rural society. finally determined
that it was impossible for him to dispose of
his business immediately to satisfactory ad
vantage, and so informed his wife.
O this intimatio n, the dis
tracted Louise burst into tears, and informed
the horrified Bamos that she was no longer
is wife, as she had been compelled, as a
matter of life and death, to marry another
husband. After obtaining a promise from
Bamos that he would refrain from killing
any person on the spot, the afflicted woman
related the circumstanc es of her enforced
marria ge with the treacherous Ellery, with
he intimation that Ellery had now become
impatient of delay, and was determined to
carry out his threat of murder if she did not
immediately become the wife of his bosom
in all that that term implie d.
O this information the outraged husband
immediately procur ed a warrant against El
lery. and he was arrested yesterday afternoon
and locked up in the city prison on a char ge
of felon y, which may probab ly be construed
to mean constructive bigamy. Before his
arrest Ellery called on Bamos and proposed
a compromise upon the basis of Bamos
relinquishing his cla im to the pre
cious woman, promising on his
part to be a good and faithful hus
band to her further declared that, if
the law so ordained, he would cheerfully
serve term in State prison for his impetu
ous actio n, if assured that at the end of his
penance the beloved Louise would live with
him. Mr Bamos received these frank de c
larations in the spirit in which they were
made, stati ng to the ruthless intruder upon
his domestic domain that he had given his
solem oath not to kill any person, and would
righteous ly ho ld himself to the pledge, al
though convinced that he had been grossly
MILLIONS I N IT.
The Vast Sum that Bell Punch may
Ring into the Treasury.
According to the statistics collected from
official sources by Mr. W Spalding,
there are now considerably over 6,000 places
in the commonwealth where liquor is sold,
During the year ending the 30th of last June,
6,838 persons took out retail licenses from
the United States, and this is the most ac
curate guide we know of, but it is not likely
there are so many places open at present,
owing to the hard times and other causes.
Still, that number is less than there had
been in any year since 1872. Perhaps there
may be 6,400 establishments of high and ow
degree now engaged in the busines s. Per
sons who have made the subject a study
reck on that the sales of these places will
average $4,000 a year, which would indicate
that, at retail prices, 25,600,000 worth of
liquor will be sold in the State during the
W have no way in which to determine how
much of this will be pa id for malt, and how
much for stronger liquor nor is it necessary
for our present purpose to know this. A the
Virginia rates ale and beer pay 1 0 per cent
on each sale, and ardent spirits 1 6 per cent
I will not be unjust to reckon the average
at 1 2 per cen t, though it is probably greater
in the Old Dominion. A that figure Mas
sachuset ts would realize, on the basis of our
other computations,*$3,072,000 a year from
thus tax. Three millions of money is a large
sum. A good deal can be done with it I
these hard times it strikes the Herald it is
I is not necessary that the precise Virginia
figures of half a cent for each glass of beer
and two and half cents for each glass of al
coholic liquors should be adopted, though
these have worked we ll in practice. What
we want is to see the principle put in opera
tion. O course the sum realized he re will
not be so large as in New York, where the
metropol is alone spends $60,000,000 a year
for drinks, and where it is estimated $10,-
000,000 a year could be collected, but, if we
ta ke the figures given above and look fox
only three millions, is not that worth work
Cut Out by His Own Son,
[Correspondence Cincinnati Enquirer.]
iiushville, Ind.A rather novel wedding
was solemnized in our County clerk's office
yesterdayevening. CharlesHarak, a wealthy
farmer living near Ging's Station, in this
county, and whose locks have withstood
the assaults of seventy win
ters, wooed and (as he sup
posed) won the heart and hand of Mua
Mary J. Morris, a neighboring lady whose
golden tresses have been fanned by the gen
tie breezes of eighteen summers. He pro
posed, was accepted, and yesterday morning
the wings of love wafted him into the Clerk's
office, where he obtained the necessary
license. He started home with a light heart
and smiling countenance. But alas!
During his absence one of his sons
visited the fickle maiden and so vigorously
besieged (he citadel of her affections
that she surrendered, jumped into a vehicle
with him, drove to town by a circuitous
route, and theirheartswerebtstkg in unison
ss husband and wife before the old man
reached home. A laige^rowd witnessed the
ceremony. I is said thai the old gentle
xnan,-wnen be discovered tho trot state of
sftaiys, opsnsft his month axtd hlssphemed,
Jacksonville, fla., has a population of four
There are twelve building associations in
Memphis. Te .C "*& *$
ies and mosquitoes are making Texas on
comfortable just now.
Since hell has been abolished a thousand
souls a day go into K*rtnt
The divoroed wife of Brick Pomeroy, BOW an
actress, baa married again.
Tennessee baa 29,000,000 acres of land, with
6,000,000 brought into cultivation.
Hundreds of thousands of limes are going
to waste in Los Angelos, CaL, forth want of
a paying market to send them to
The receipts at the New York postoffiee dar
ing the quarter ending March 80, were 9741,-
S47.64 the disbursements, 202,995.52.
Body-snatchers at Erie, Pa., have been in the
habit of shipping their "stiffs" forth medical
school at Ann Arbor billed as "sturgeon."
Norfolk, Vs., has largely increased in wealth
since the war, through an energetic handling of
oysters, and the cultivation of fruit and veget-
The little island of St Bortholomew, in the
West Indies, having been bought by France
from Sweden, for $700,000, was formally ceded
I is proposed to build one hundred and sev
enteen miles of the Black Hills railroad, from
Cheyenne, this season, and the stopping point
will be Fort Laramie.
The Boston newspapers say that a house in
that city bore for many years the sign, "Madam
Bestell. physician." This was a branch of the
New York establishment.
Hartford's greatest income is from insurance
stock. Th residents of that Connecticut city
hold $7,474,951 of such capital, as against only
$1,739,826 of bank stock.
Mr. Lindsay Russell, assistant surgeon gen
eral of the Canadian Dominion, now in Mani
toba, is en route to establieh the longitude of
Battleford and Edmonton.
After July next, telegrams throughout France
are to cost one sou (a fraction less than a cent)
word, but those containing less than ten
words will be charged ten sous.
An extensive stealing business has been car
ried on at Camp Douglas, Utah, and a nun.ber
of Salt Lake merchants have been indicted for
buying the stolen army goods.
A number of the students have been dis
charged from Monmouth, 111., college, because
they would not withdraw from secret literary
societies, as commanded by the faculty.
The De Moines, Iowa, sportsmen have chosen
their team for the shooting tournament next
May. I is composed of these crack shots:
Friday Eason, Sa Lowe, and Booth.
James Jefferson, of Greenwood, Manitoba,
sowed a part of his spring wheat December 24,
last, and the remainder March 29 and 30. Each
ti me the ground was in good condition for
People sat the orchestra chairs, on the last
night of the Count Joannes' engagement in
Philadelphia, with umbrellas spread over their
heads, as a protection against the shower of
missiles from the gallery.
At the meetings of the fraudulent cabinet,
remarks the Ne York Sun, the members can
generally tell when lawyer Everts is going to
speak, by his taking the precaution to lock the
door and put the key in his pocket.
Over twe hundred deer have been killed and
brought into Spearfish, M. T., since the March
storm. Th game was run into the settlements
in that section by deep snow in such numbers
as to render their slaughter with pistols and
clubs an easy thing.
Mrs. McMillen, recently killed by rubbers at
her Hawkeye Ranche, 131 miles west of Chey
enne, was robbed last summer by some Black
Hitlers. Discovering her loss, she mounted her
horse, carrying her rifle, overtook the thieves,
and recovered her property.
Ex-Deputy Treasurer Graham, at Deadwood,
D. T., charges the county treasurer, Bingham,
with systematically robbing the county Bing
ham accuses Graham of stealing money out of
the county's safe, and the county commission
ers accuse both of having gambled with county
A petrified crocodile, forty-six feet in length,
has been exhumed near Como station, on the
Union Pacific railroad, and shipped to Yale
college. Th discoverers, Mr. Carlin, the sta
tion agent, and Reed, a section boss, get $2,200
for their find. an4 a monthly salary each of
$130 to hunt forth mate of the monster.
The Chicago and Northwestern railroad
bridge, at Fort Atkinson, Wis., was discovered
to be on fire about 1 o'clock Sunday morning,
by some boys who were fishing. Judson Hmith,
one of the boys, waked up a clerk in a store,
obtained a lantern, and stopped the train,
which was coming, about half a mile away.
"It's an old sell," says the Winnipeg Free
Press, "bnt it was successfully played on a
Manitoban. sent a dollar to New York for
a fine steel engraving of Queen Victoria, copies
of which are widely advertised in the United
States, and in due time reeiveda Canadian
three cent postage stamp, on which, as our
readers are aware, is a finely executed bust of
Pope Leo XILt. has given orders to sell the
elaborate carriages and large black horses which
have long been maintained by the papal estab
lishment. They have been used by the em
ployes of the Pope's Secretary of State for
transportation to and from their homes, but
his Holiness suggests street omnibusses. I
these should not prove atceptable, he thinks
the employes had better reside near the
Andrew Lewellen, who was shot and fatally
wounded at Mahomet, Illinois, by Elias Min
near, several years ago seduced Minnear's
eldest daughter, and, with her assistance, was
endeavoring to seduce a younger daughter, when
the father shot him, ash would have been jus
tified in doing years before. Lewellen was in
the habit of boasting of his crimes, and had
written to Minnear that he would have the sec
ond, as well as the first daughter.
A correspondent of the Galveston New re
cently talked with the old Indian chief, San
tanta, in the Texas penitentiary. Santanta,
the correspondent says, is treated very lenient
ly. His occupation is chairmaking, bn he is
allowed to desist and fall asleep whenever he
chooses. said that his age was 86 years,
and yet he is a powerful-looking old fellow,
with not a gray hair in his head. Wh en asked
whether he liked prison life as well as be did
the prairies and buffaloes, he said: "Ah-h-h!"
and shook his head.
The Reading railroad company has sent the
steamship Pottsville to Europe with a cargo of
anthracite coal, of all sixes, for exhibition at
Paris, this summer. The Pottsville also carries
twenty-three cooking and heating stoves with
which to show how coal is burned in this coun
try. I is the design of the company to illus
trate, practically, the advantages of using the
hard, clean coal of the United States, in pre
ference to the soft, bituminous coal of Europe,
where anthracite is not found and is almost un
Students from the Warrensburg (Mo.) nor
mal school have opened an old Indi an buria
ground, near that place, finding twentyi
skulls, pipes, and other relies of antiquity.
The skulls crumbled to ashes when exposed to
he air. Large trees were growing over the
burial place. Similar mounds are found in
Pettis county, and also along the Osage river.in
Braton county. O Blackberry creek, Pattis
county, are evidences of old diggings but by
whom, ex when, or for wh^ mineral, la entirely
ST. PAUL TRADE.
Weekly BewUw tho Wholesale Markets.
Omcx or GLOBS,
ST. PXC L, March 9.
There has been no lull in the general com
merce of the city during the past week on the
contrary, lively as business was the previous
week, the past seven days have increased it in
an unprecedented degree in nearly every
Dry goods have been active in the extreme.
Houses doing a business which will compare
favorably with Chicago or Eastern firms, re
port that they never shipped so heavily in bulk
at this ti me of the year. Their sales perhaps
have been exceeded, or at least equaled in
value, but in gross weight never. This is owing
in a measure to the low prices. There are no
changes in prices, and the market is firm in all
There is nothing to record in grocery save
the fact that business still continues to in
crease. Sugars and teas are unsteady, and ker
osene lower. Collections are reported improv
Hardware men have their hands full to fill
orders. Business with th em during the week
has been rushing, especially in spades, shovels,
hoes and other farm implements. Prices are
firm and steady.
Boots and shoes, leather and finding*, remain
firm at former quotations.
The fur and hide trade still continues unim
provedit ay almost be said that there is no
market either at this point or elsewhere.
The drug market has been fairly active, and
collections improving. Owing to the great de
mand in Europe for quinine and morphine,
these drugs have become very scarce and prices
still rule high and unsettled. 0ium barks
and iodine are advancing. Senna, oils of
anise and pepperment are lower, and carbon
oils of all grades are also lower.
There has been considerable business done
in seedstimothy and clover during the week,
at lower figures.
The wheat market during the week has been
excited, reaching as high as $1.08 ene day and
subsiding the next to $1.06, at which it still
remains, unsteady and uncertain. Receipts
for the week have been liberal till to-day when,
on account of the stormy weather, there was a
considerable dropping off. Wheat stood to
day, at St. Paul, within two cents of Chicago
a circumstance unprecedented. There has
been little doing in corn and oats prices are
lower au unsteady. There have been some
good sales of No 2 barley at high figures.
Ground feed and millstuffs generally are very
The butter market remains unchanged the
lower grades area drug in the market, but
there is fair inquiry for thejbetter grades), but
in these Minnesota is miserably deficient.
Eggs are abundant, and prices lower and un
steady, 8@8%c per dozen for fresh laid.
There has not been very much activity in
the stock market receipts have not been
heavy, nor have sales been large those effect
ed have been fully up to market quotations.
wo car loads of Iowa steers were
sold on Monday for 4@4%cthe tail
end realizing 4c. There was also a lot of Min
nesota steers sold for $3.60, but though called
prime, they were in no v, ay equal to the lot
sold on Monday. Minnesota cattle must be fat
and prime to bring good prices. Fancy graded
steers 4%c good choice steers 4}@4%c butch
era' steers 3K@3%c fat oxen and cows 3
4c ordinary 3^@3}^c. Mutton is scarce, and
stiffening up prime fat 5^@5%c calves 5c.
The vegetable market has been unusually
well supplied with home grown produce. Let
tuce *0cper dozen rhubard 40c per dozen,
radish 40c per dozen greens 75c per bushel
fresh eggs I0@14c per dozen: fresh butter 25c
per pound carrots 50c per bushel turnips 40c
per bushel beets 60c per bushel potatoes 60c
per bushel white fish 8c per pound. No game
in the market.
SPECIAL MARKET BULLETINS
Received by the "Glob e" During Yesterday.
[Special Telegrams to the Globe
CRXOASO, April 99:00 A. U.Public and private
cables are lower and discouraging throughout Con
sols open 1-16 higher The news is pacific, but there
Is omnions silence from Russia I think it will rally
from the decline at the opening.
CHICAOO, April 911.16 A. M.An attempt to
negotiate Russian loan yesterday was unsuccessful
Consols the same as last night's closing. Markets
firm and dull Snowing in the extreme Northwest
and raining here
CHICAGO, April 91:00 v. M.Markets weak New
York selling freely The line of shorts is growing
large There is paucity of news.
CHICAGO, April 93:36 r. it.Market closed with
decidedly firmer feeling, chiefly on New York orders
to cover short wheat Local feeling very bearish,
but market sensitive, fearing war news again
MONE AN TRADE.
Money and Stocks.
Tennessee 6s, old
Tennessee Ss, new
Virginia 6s, old
6-a0a,'6S UMO* ,iosS
New YOBX, April 9.
Gold weak opening at 100% and closing at 100?^
Carrying rates 2@5 per cent
Silver bars 120% in greenbacks
Bsurosd bonds firm Ohio Mississippi seconds
advanced 2 percent.
State securities strong.
Stock market strong and generally higher, the only
exceptions being coal shares and Pittsburgh The
features of speculation were Northwestern, 8t. Paul,
Lake Shore, Ohios, Erie, and Lackawanna Lake
Shore advanced on the report of largely Increased
earnings, while Northwestern and St Paul rose be
cause of renewed buying by prominent operators
and continued large receipts of grain at western
ports Ohios were strong in belief that some favor
able adjustment of existing trouble would be made
at anearly day, and Eric sprang into sudden activity
from some unexplained cause The close was strong
in general list at a slight reaction from the highest
point, and coal shares were steady at the decline. The
Chicago 4 Alton earnings increased $6,000 for March
as compared with the same time last year
Transactions aggregated 124,000 shares, of which
4,000 were Erie, 2,000 Lake Shore, 4,000 Wabash,
21,000 Northwestern common, 7,000 Northwestern
preferred, 20,000 St. Paul common, 1,000 bt. Paul
preferred, 12,000 Lackawanna, 33,000 Ohios, and
3,000 Western Union.
Money, active at 7 per cent. Prime mercantile
paper 44@6 percent.
Customs receipts, $301,000. The assistant treas
urer disbursed $77,000. Clearings, $13,000,000.
Sterling, long, 86 short, 884.
The following were the closing quotations:
Coupons, '81 1074 New 44s, coup
Coupons, '66, new 1044
Coupons, '68 110
103 100 1054
New 4 per cents
Coupons Currency 6s 104?i
West. Union TeL
Quicksilver Quicksilver pfd.
Mariposa Mariposa pfd
American United States
New York Central..
Erie Erie pfd
Harlem Harlem pfd
pftnema Union Pacific stock
J* 17 30
Northwestern pfd 73
C.C.C. st I 39
New Jersey Central 16
Rock Island 102
St. Paul pfd
Terra Haute pfd
Ch'esgo Alton pfd
D. L. W
A. It P. Tel
103i 54X 30
6 64 Missouri Padfio
68J4H.A8t.Jo 64Vi O. P. bonds
75 U. P. bonds
7 44 U. P. land grand
494 Sinking fund
89 1 Virginia 6s, new
86 Missouri 6s.
Foreign Money Market.
Loxito*, April 9 6 r. M.
Amount of bullion withdrawn fsom the Bank of
England to-day was 10,000.
Money ^.94 11-16) Account ..9413-16
ctrZ^m. a. aaxnrarxxsa.
**w 4 4 coupons M*Kt
Markets to Dwtsil.
The feOowing onotaueas string the nag* of tfc*
markets during day wars received by
MOSTOX, MOOBB CO., OOMMnsXOJI lOSOBAKTft.
LxvBWooi, April 910:00 A. U.
Wheat, dull and 3d lower
Floating cargoes wheat, quiet
Cargoes on passage, wheat, torn cheaper
Cargoes oft* coast, wheat, 6d to Is tower.
Cargoes off coast, corn, 6d lower
No 3 spring wheat for prompt shipment, lower.
Lrrxwoofc, April 9
Market steady and quiet little doing
Lrvzxroox., AprilsJ:30r u.
Market sensitive Any steadiness would advance
us Fair demand, but at declining prices Wheat,
penny to two pence lower
Siw YORK, April 810 A U.
Wheat opens inactive, few bidders April 1128
May $1 June $1 30
EW YOU, April S1 r.
Wheat,dull and weaker $1 34 bid Chicago $1 34
Xxw YO* K, April 93 r.
Wheat, inactive and weak options very tame: S1.32
bid April i 3i bid May $1 30 bid June
9:30 A. M.1 OSJii 07
9:45 1 08\1 09 1 08
10:00 1 09 1 08H
3:30 p. ac
7 057 07
7 06@7 05 4
7 024 06
Chicago Produce Market.
CHICAOO, April 9.
GRAINWheat dull.weak and lower No 1 Chicago
$1 10', No 2 gilt edge 1 O84 regular 1 06 cash
1 06@1 064 April 1 O84 5 May 1 075,@1 074
June No 3 Chicago 1 03 rejected 854c Corn In
fair demand at lower rates for gilt edge 40a, for
regular 384c cash and April 41^@414c May
414e June rejected 354c Oats dull aud a shads
lower at 22?,c Oats in fair demand at 22i*c cash
and April 26^cMay rejected 244c Rye active
regular 564c gilt edge 584c Barley quiet and
weak at 41c
PROVISIONSPork in fair demand and lower
ft.9 00 cash 9 05 May 9.174&9 June Lard in
good demand at lower rates $7 00(2.7 02 4 cash
7.024(^7.05 May 7.074&7 10 June Bulk meats
ALCOHOLJ3C RECEIPTS13,000 barrels flour, 70,000 bushel*
wheat, 280,000 bushels corn, 38,006 bushels oats,
12,900 bushels rye, 7,600 bushels barley.
SHIPMENTS13,000 barrels flour, 208,000 bushele
wheat, 219,000 bushels com, 96,000 bushels oats,
54,000 bushels rye, 4,800 bushels barley.
GRAINWhe*ttefairlv active at $1.0854 May
1 07 7,@1.08 June. Corn, in good demand and tend
ing upward 4154c May, 415,c June. Oats, firm at
324c April 26iic asked for May
PROVISIONSPork, easy at 89.02~,f&9 05 Me
9 15@9 17 4 June. Lard, steady.
New York Produce Market.
NKW YORK, April 9.
COTTONQuiet at 105*@10fcc futures barely
FLOURQmet receipts 15,000 barrels. No. 2, $3.00
3 90 super State and western, $4 40^4.85 com
mon to good 5.00(^5.15 good to choice 6.20I&6.85
white wheat extra 5.90@6J50 fancy email@example.com extra
Ohio firstname.lastname@example.org fet. Louis 5.10&7.75 Minnesota
patent 6 75@8 50. Rye flour, quiet at $3.50(^4.20.
Cornmeal, 2 2R&2.75.
GRAINWheat quiet receipts 114,000 bus Re
dull western 70fe73e Barley, quiet and steady
No 3 494@50c Malt dull Com steady receipts
108.000 bus ungraded western 45@51c high mixed
5I@52c steam 51@514c No 2 53c steam yellow
S14@513*c round yellow 68c Oats heavy rbcelpte
26,000 bus mixed 32434\c white 35@37Hc
HAY60I&65C HOP8Dull western 68c
GROCERIESCoffee, dull and unchanged. Bngar,
firm: fair to good refining 74@7&c prime 7%e
refined. 94010c Molasses, steady. Rio*, steady
TURPENTINE31c. PRODUCEEggs, unchanged
PROVISIONSPork dull at $10 00@I0 35 Beef
quiet Western long clear middles 5\c
Philadelphia Produce Market.
PHILADELPHIA, April 9.
FLOURSteady super $3 email@example.com extras, 4.50
5.00 Pennsylvania family, 6.00&6.25 Minnesota do
firstname.lastname@example.org high grades and patent, email@example.com
GRAINWheat, dull amber $firstname.lastname@example.org red,
email@example.com white $1.38. Com, dull mixed, 624o
spot snd April 62%c May 63c June. Oats, dull
white western 35@36c mixed, 33@33c. Rye, un
PROVISIONSSteady Lard, quiet city kettle
PETROLEUMCrude, 8^c refined, ll\e.
WHISKYUnchanged at $1.07.
Boston Produce Market.
BOSTON. April 9.
FLOURQuiet and firm western superfine, $4.00
@4.50 common extras, firstname.lastname@example.org*, Wisconsin extra
6.20@6 00 Minnesota extra, email@example.com winter
wheat Ohio, Indiana and Michigan, 6.00@6.C0
Illinois 6.00@7 25 Minnesota and Wisconsin patent*
GRAINCom, quiet mixed and yellow 65@58c.
New York Dry Goods Market.
N EW YORK, April 9.
Busiuess continues moderate with package houses,
and jobbing trade fairly active Cotton goods quiet
bnt fairly steady Cheviots and cottonades unset
tled, with a tendency of lower prices on outside
makes. Prints doing well in jobbers'hands. Ging
hams continue active Men's wear woolens moving
slowly Foreign goods in light demand
Foreign Produce Market.
ANTWXBP. April 9.
LOKDOS, April 9 -5 a.
LINSEED OIL27s 3d.
mrjT. ii yi
1 OMt 1 0B
1 10 1 09
1 10 1 09H
1 09H 1 09H
10:30 "109 1 08
10:45 1 09 1 08 1 10H 1 09S
10:55 1 09S 1 08H 1 10X 1 09
11:15 1 09 1 08 1 10H 1 09H
11:30 1 09m&** 1 084 1 10*4 1 09
11:45 1 09 1 08H 1 10H 1 09W
13*00 1 09 S 1 08H 1 10 4 1 09 4
13:15 P. u. 1 10S 1 09ii
12:30 1 08S* 1 07?, 1 09S 1 09
12:45 1 095t T. 08%
1:00 1 086 1 07 S 1 09J 1 081a
3:06 1 08\ i 07tf
2:30 08 1 09i 1 084
3:*5 1 08-*, 1 08
3:00 108*4 109\ 1084
3:15 i 0914 i 084
3|30 i oe\ 1.0T35@l.O81 09Ji 1 081*
Wheat receipts is Chicago 69,919 bushels ship-
Wheat receipts In Milwaukee 129,110 bttbU
shipments 93,980 bushels
9: 30 A. 41 4 41 4
9:45 41* 41?,
10:00 41 41^,(342
10:15 10:30 41", 41
10:45 41 41V&43
10:55 41 413,@43
11:15 414 41
11:30 41^ 41?,
12:00 41*4, 41
13:30 41-@413l 41fca41X
1:00 41g41V 41V4I&41K
2-00 41S 41H
2:45 41 4 4H4
3:15 3:30 414 414,a41
7 10@7 12K
89 12 4
9 ioa9 124
9 109 12',
9 02V,9 05
9 024&9 05
9 024&9 05
9 024&9 06
9 25 27%
0 25@9 27 4
9 22 4
9 17,@9 20
9 15@9 17^
9 1R&9 17-i
9 159 17ic
[As*oc*ated Press Markets.]
Milwaukee Produce Market.
MILWAUKEE, April 9.
FLOUR Dull aud lower.
GRAINWheat opened steady at he lower, and
closed active and higher. No 1 hard $1154 No
1 1 14 No 2 1 09\ April 1 74 May 1 09& June
1 08% No 3 1 03 Com, quiet and nominally un
changed No 2 404c. Oats scare Xo 1 68'je
Rye, lower No 1 584c Barley, unsettled, dull and
lower No 2 54c April 51@5lV4c
PROVISIONSIui ctive aud nominal mess pork
$9 00cash 9 121/,
May 9 25 June Lard, prime
steam $7 (X) cash
FREIGHTSWheat to Buffalo 3',c.
RECEIPTS-11,396 bbls flour, 129,410 bus wheat.
SHIPMENTS7,760 bbls Hour, 93,9&0 bus wheat.
LIVERPOOL, April 9.
COTTONActive sales 12,000 bales speculation
snd export 2,000 American 10,200.
GRAINWheat, California white *heat, average,
11S@1 1B 5d do club ll*4d@12s2d red western
spring No. 2 to 1. 9B 9d@10s 9d winter do, No. 2 to
1, lls^lls 6d. Corn, new western mixed 25a 9J(g26s
old do 27s 6d@27s 9d Oats, American 3a. Barley,
American, 3s 9d.
FLOURWestern canal 25s(g,26s 6d.
PROVISIONSPork 50s. Beef, 81s. Lard,
American, 37s. Cheese, fine 63s. Bacon, long clear.
37s 3d short clear, 38s 6d.
PETROLEUMSpirits 7s refined 10s.
LINSEED OIL37s 6d.
ROSINCommon 6s 3d pale 12s.
Gen. W. D. 'Washburn is squarely on the
track for Congress, subject of course, to
the decision of the Bepub^can convention
end Sanborn's bat.