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VOL. 1.
Little if An Decrease in the Mortality
ListUrgent Appeals for Physicians and
Nurses from Interior LocalitiesRenewal
of the Government Order for the Distri
bution of Hations in New OrleansDe
plorable Situation ot Affairs in that City
Jteporrs from All Points.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 5.Deaths, 52 cases re
ported, 85. Total deaths. 3,112 cases, 10,303.
York A. Woodward, commander of the Grand
Army of the Republic, is one of the signers of
the appeal made by the Orleans central relief
committee for means to enable them to con
tinue rations to the destitute.
The deaths include 20 children under 7.
Among the dead are Rev. L. Lowenstown, of
the Rampart Street Congregational church,
Bernhard Guttenberg, John 0. Norcross, Pierre
Souli. aged 19, Geo. Harrison, assistant St.
George's society, Albert Norcross, steamboat
engineer, of St. Louis, and at Mississippi City,
Mrs. Wm. B. Clarke.
R. G. Raun, telegraph operator at Osysa,
Miss., died there last night.
Wm. Laughlen, Grand Woithy Templar,
makes an appeal for aid on behalf of members
of the order who are prostrated by fever, to
grand subordinate templars of honor and tem
perance under the jurisdiction of the supreme
council throughout the United States.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 5.The Homeopathic
Belief association to-day issued a circular sup
plementary to the one issued September 7th,
saying that the meteorological conditions pre
vailing here indicate a continuance of yellow
fever lor many weeks to come. They further
assert that their organization is entirely inde
pendent of the Howard- and all other relief
associations, and they have received no benefit
from any tunds sent to the latter that their
practice has been pre-eminently successful in
the epidemic that they have demands in ex
cess of their liabilities, and ask further aid
from their Northern triends.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 5.Gov. Nicholls received
a telegram to-day stating that one of his chil
dren had taken the fever at his country resi
dence near Thibedeaux. The Governor, ac
companied by Dr. Ohoppen, left at once tor
Thibedeaux by special train. Among the new
cases reported to the board of health to-day are
six at Charity hospita three at the marine de
partment of the Hotel Delli, and several along
the Genteily road in the lower limit of the
third dibtrict.
The Howards have received the following:
"Baton Rouge, Oct. 5.Dr. Dupois is down hick,
and the tever is increasing to such an extent as
to render it necessary, in this emergency, to
ask that two good physicians be sent up by
this evening's boat."
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 5.The Vveather indi
cates a storm with a cold wind from the north,
which will be unfavorable to the sick. There
has been unusual activity noticed at theHoward
association headquarters during the day and
the fever continues spreading. The board of
health report twenty-eight deaths in the city
during the past twenty-four hours, ending at
6 o'clock to-night. Undertakers report the
names of seventeen otheis who died outside
the corporation line.
A. D. Langstaff, president of the Howard
association, who went to Brownsville this
morning, has sent the following telegram:
"Brownsville, Oct. 5.To the Howard associ
ation, Memphis: Send by to-morrow's train,
five g^od experienced female nurses, all white
if possible. Position of affairs here quite dis
Dr. R. W. Mitchell, medical director of the
Howard association, received the following
telegiams during the day: "Henderson, Ky.,
Oct. 5.R. W. Mitchell, Memphis: Please
send two physician and f. ur nurses to Hick
man, Ky. All of our men down and no abate
ment, and I have no acclimated men. (Signed)
Pickney Thompson, president State board of
"Tu8combia, Ala.Dr. R. W. Mitchell: We
have several cases of fever here. Our people
alarmed. Send us if possible one physician
and two or three good nurses by first train.
(Signed) D. R. Steger, mayor."
"Chattanooga, Tenn.To Dr. R. W. Mitchell:
Can you send us seven female or three male
nurses. Answer. (Signed) P. D. Sims, medi
cal director volunteer medical corps."
"Lynchbuig, Ya.To the Howard associa
tion: Can send you a physician who
treated yellow fever. Shall I do so. (Signed)
Peter J. Otty."
To which the following response was sent:
Send your doctor. He is needed. TheHoward
association furnished nurses to-day to Mrs.
Charles Kney, Frank Hupoert. Sam Porkman
A. O. Barnard, Mr*. J. A. Outer, J. W. Brown,
all of which arc new cases.
Among the deaths occurring since noon, J.
R. Stanley, Mrs. Julia Morrow, A. W. Taylor,
Miss Jennie Morrow, Mrs. J. Carline and D. S.'
Dr. Levin, of Chicago, has recovered. Dr.
T. E. Williams was sent to Germantown in re
sponse to an appeal for a physician.
MEMPHIS, Oct. 5.Twenty-two physicians of
theHoward medical corps report 105 new cases.
Morris Pritchard, volunteer physician from
City, Nev., was stricken to-night. A
slight rain is falling.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5.The secretary of war
to-day sent the following telegram to Collector
Smith at New Orleans: "I appearing that the
Howard association are contributing toward the
relief of the destitute, whether sick or not, and
that theie is want and suffering that they can
not relieve, I have, by the direction of the
President, ordered 40,000 extra rations to be
sent forwaid. This is probably all 1 can do,
and you must continue to appeal to the charit
able for help."
Secretary McCrary also issued the following:
"Gen. R. McFelly, Commissary General of
Subsistence: Please renew older for sendin"
40,000 rations to George L. Smith, collector of
customs, New Orleans, which was recently sus
pended, and cause it to be executed as soon as
The acting postmaster g^IeTarteteeraohedJ
Postmaster Badgerr*a.t NewL Orleans as follows:
"What is the actual condition of yellow fever
Sufferers and those made destitute by the epi
demic. State whether the organized charitable
institutions and private charities have means
to provide adequately for the necessities of the
sick and destitute, and if they are doing so.
Report fully by telegraph, giving the actual
condition of affairs.
Mr. Badger replied as follows: "The actual
condition hero is deplorable and not fully
realized by the country. Nearly every family
in New Orleans has been visited by the epi
.demic, which takes age and infancy, native and
Btranger, alike. The charitable m-titutions
have not means to provide prop
erly for the sick and destitute. Reports
to the contrary are false. I am cognizant of
many applications to the various associations
for relief which have not been attended to.
Gen. Ogden, acting president of the Howards,
authorizes me to say that much destitution and
suffering exist outside of the actual sick, con
sequently outside of the scope of their charity.
The epidemic extends fiom the Ohio to the
^master N ^rH t*^-"
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Gulf. I would further state that business is
completely paralyzed. Thousands are out of
employment, and should yellow fever disap
pear to-morrow, the charitable institutions
with their present means, together with private
charities, would be inadequate to relieve the
destitution entailed by this terrible visitation.
This report is made up after close observation
and inquiry with officers of the various chari
table bodies, and I have been careful not to ex
aggerate the real situation."
This dispatch was submitted to President
Hayes, who indorsed it as follows: "My opin
ion is that the information should be given to
the country to stimulate charitable work, and
that the government should supply rations to
the needy."
PATTERSONVILLE, La.j Oct. 5.New cases for
two days, 4 total cases, 37 deaths, 9. At
Thomson's Calumet plantation, 47 cases no
deaths. At Ricohoe, 42 cases.
CLINTON, La., Oct. 5.Yellow fever made its
appearance at Depuy's place, five miles from
town. Thieo deaths and two new cases. Clin
ton is nearly depopulated, and business entire
ly suspended. The people are greatly alarmed.
BATON ROUGE, Oct. 5.Dr. J. W. Dupre,
health officer, is among the new cases.
ALGIERS, Oct. 5.The Firemens' Charitable
association appeals to kindred organizations for
aid to enable them to properly care for sick and
CHATTANOOGA, Oct. 5.During the twenty
four houis ending at 4 P. M. to-day there were
two deaths from yellow fever, both colored, and
21 new cases, 14 of whom are colored. Money
and supplies and nurses are needed promptly.
CAIRO, 111., Oct 5.Two deaths last night,
one reported yellow fever, the other doubtful.
Two cases more, which the attending physi
cians pronounce yellow fever, and six others
pronounced suspicious. Weather quite cold.
HOLLY SPRINGS, Oct. 5.Two deaths to-day
new cases, one. On decrease. Total deaths to
date, 23.
GRAND JUNCTION, Oct. 5.Four new cases
and one death. Dr. Beaty went to Grenada
Wednesday. Organized pretty well now and
things working smoothly.
OSYKA, La., Oct. 5.Four new cases and one
death tor the last twenty-four hours. Total,
145 cases 16 deaths to date.
plantation 12 new cases and two deaths in the
last twenty-four hours. Two cases at Dry
Grove, Only one death.
BAY ST. LOUIS, La., Oct. 5.Nineteen new
cases and three deaths for the past twenty-four
hours. Capt. Williams taken down to-day.
The Howards to-day sent twelve nurses to
Napoleon ville, and Dr. Veasie and twoence
nurses to Port Hudson. Dr. Wm. Martin, of
the Canonicus, on duty for the Howards at
Beloxi, reports forty new cases of fever and
foui deaths since the last report.
THIBEDEUJX, La., Oct. 5.Eighteen gnew
cases and 2 deaths for the past twenty-four
hours. Total cases, 264 total deaths, 25. This
leport does not include cases in the country.
DONALDSONVILLE, La., Oct. 5.Total cases,
132 new cases 14 in the past twenty-tour
hours deaths, 1.
SourawEST PASS, Oct. 5.Three new cases
within the past twenty-four hours. Convales
cents doing well.
MORGAN CITY, Oct. 5.Several new cases this
forenoon 1 death last night.
CANTON, Oct 5.Twoot the ten malignant
cases mentioned in the last report have died.
Mis. Wilcox, of Elgin, 111., Mrs. Green and her
brother, engineer on the road, have taken a
favorable turn and will probably recover.
Three new cases yesterday, in the family of
Mrs. Shakelford, five miles in the country.
New cases, 17 deaths, 2.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 5.Applications for re
lief: Young Men's Christian association, 93
Howard, 37. Dr. T. Wolff telegraphs the
Young Men's Christian association from
Winona: "McGuir who.came here from Grand
Junction as a representative of the Howards,
has just died."
JACKSON, Miss., Oct. 5.DeathB to-day: J.
H. Red better and Willie Taylor. Several new
cases, including Dr. Byron Hemly, which closes
the only store in the main portion of the city.
About thirty white and fifteen colored now
sick, several dangerously.
VICKSBURG, Oct. 5.Clear aU day. Ther
mometer, 83 light clouds to-night give slieht
anticipation of rain. Four deaths to-day in the
city. Fever greatly abated here. New cases
very few. Continue increasing fearfully
throughout the country. Seventy cases are re
ported at Delta.
LA FOUBCHE CROSSING, Oct. 5.No new cases.
All the sick doing well.
TANGIPHOA, Oct. 5.One death, eleven new
cases. Dr. B. F. Taylor stopped here. He re
ports most of the cases to be malarial fever.
GRAND JUNCTION, Tenn., Oct. 5.Four new
cases and one death from yellow fever during
past twenty-four hours.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5.The treasury now
holds 349,522,150 in United States bonds to
secure national bank circulation, and $13,855,-
400 in bonds to secure public deposits.
United States bonds deposited to
secure subscriptions to 4 per
cent, bonds
U. S. Bonds deposited for circula
tion for the week ending to
United States bonds held for cir
culation withdrawn for week
ending to-day
National bank circulation, out
standing, currency notes 321,781 338
Gold Notes 1*452'920
Internal revenue receipts '345516
.,$ 5,753,600
i one SEP*""1
698 81 9
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5.A general order just
issued from the war department calls the at
tention of officers of the army to the section in
army appropriation bill passed at the last
the sessrjn ot Congress, prohi iting the use of the
army as a po-,se comitatus except in such cases
as may be expressly authorized by the consti
tution or act ot Congress.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5.-Gen. Grier has been
relieved from active duty, having attained the
age of 62. His successor will not be appointed
till the return of Seen taryyThompson.
and famil will move into the
Soldiers' Home
week after next. The White House is being
prepared for their reception.
Clerks living in Western States, emploved in
executive departments of the government, will
be allowed ten days of absence to go home and
Races at New York.
NEW YORK, Oct. 5.-The trackHeIea is extremely
dusty and the attendance veryelarge. No pool
selling is allowed on then track but book makers
are excited
Se C lively. First race, a
mile dash for0 a purse of $400, was won by Lou
second, Morris
Earn8t 5
Nurserby stakes, a three-fourth mile dash
W colt third. Time, 1:13.
Jerome stakes a mile and three-fourths dash
for three-year-olds, was won by Duke of Ma
genta Spartan second, Albert third. Time
Manhattan handicap, a mile and a quarter
dash, was won easily by Gerrick General Phil
lip second, Lou Lancer third. Time, 2-11%
About all the Spare Money of the Isle of Man
Swallowed in the Wreck-Reckless Art
vances Made to IndividualsOther fail
ures to Follow-Miscellaneous Old World
LONDON, Oct. 5.-It is rumored that Potter,
one of the directors of the City of Glasgow
bank, and who was also a member of the firm
of Potter, Wilson & Co., which failed when the
bank closed its doors, had large advances from
the broken bank. The bank of Mona, a local
branch of the City of Glasgow bank, in the
Isle of Man, had a million and a half to a mil
lion and three-quarters of dollars
deposits, about all the spare money
are left destitute. The Times says: There
is reason to hope the deficit which the share
holders of the City of Glasgow bank must
meet will not exceed $10,000,000. The
name of the Glasgow ship building
firm which failed yesterdawever,not is yet made
ho are placed at
$60,000. Two and possibly three other ship
building firms will fail. With a view to afford
relief to depositors as soon as possible, a com
mittee of other Scotch banks is making ar
rangements to pay ten shillings on the pound
as soon as the banks have found they will be
safe in making an advance to that amount.
The Bulltonist announces the following as some
of the advances made by the city of Glasgow
bank: To James Wright, $2,500,000 to Wm.or
Scott, $765,000 to J. Morton, $1,500,000 to
Wm. Nickol & Co., of Bombay, and to D.
Wing & Co., of Kurrachu, $6,000,000 to Lewis
Potter, $900,000 to R. Salmond, $500,000- to
W. Taylor, $850,000 and to M. Buchanan &
Co., $500,000. 4
LONDON, Oct. 5.The Times, in its financial
article, says: The silver market is very stag
nant. Were even a moderate amount offering
it is thought the price would relapse, but as
long as there is none to be had no material ad
verse movement in value is apprehended.
BERLIN, Oct. 5.Bismarck has had a confer
with the Crown Prince regarding the anti
socialist bill, which, it is seriously feared, will
fail, as a majority of the Reichstag persistently
refuse to yield on the question of limiting the
duration of the law.
LONDON, Oct. 5.A dispatch from Simla con
firms the report of the arrival of four of the
Ameer's infantry regiments with six guns in
front of Ali Musjid, and says: I is generally
reported a British force is advancing from
Peshawar in he direction ot Jamrovd with a
view of attacking Ali Musjid. and that the
Ameer 's mas-ang troops at Ali iUusjid andCan
dahar and thre'tens Guetta. A strong feeling
of hostility exists between the Kyberee tribes
and the Ameer.
MELTON-MOWBBAY, Eng., Oct. 5.Sir Francis
Grant, the famous p. rt ait painter and presi
dent of the yal academv, died suddenly to
VIENNA, Oct. 5.The official report from Gen.
Phillipovich says a large majority of Bosnians,
including Mohammedans, welcome the crush
ing of the insurrection with unquestionably
sincere assurances of devotion and loyalty to
the Austrian crown. The Emperor wrote per
sonally to Gen. Phillipovich on the occasion of
the capture of Vizgrad, again thanking the
commander-in-chief for his vigorous action,
and the officers and men for their gallantry,
and expressing the hope that the day com
menced an era of peace, reconciliation and
prosperity for the occupied provinces.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 5.The Porte has sent
a circular to the powers requesting them to
compel Austria to conform to the declarations
of her plenipotentiaries at the congress and to
stop the advance and excesses of her troops
pending the decision of the powew. Unless
this is done the circular says the Porte will
consider Austria a violator of international
ATHENS, Oct. 5.The Official Journal states
the national assembly of Crete, deeming the
concessions offered worthless, have instructed
their representatiues at Constantinople to dis
continue negotiations, and have sent a protest
to the foreign consuls declining to proceed with
the negotiations with Muhktar Pasha.
BELGRADE, Oct. 5.The Servian government
has received the Porte's reply to the request
for restoration ot diplomatic relations. The
reply is most amicable and desires renewal of
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 5.In the negotiations
with England respecting reforms in Asia Minor
the Porte has manifested a desire to incorporate
reforms in the scheme, which shall be applica
ble to the whole empire. Layard, British am
bassador, has opposed this course throughout.
The diplomatists are waiting with great curi
osity to see how the matter will be settled, be
cause from the Porte's decision it will be pos
sible to e-timate the extent of England's fu
ture influence in Turkey. The hesitation of
the Porte is chiefly due to England's disinclina
tion to render pe uniary assistance. Layard
expects an earlv and favorable reply, as he has
al eady received the sultan's promise to that
eff ct. The sultan has also written to Queen
Victoria declaring his intention to inaugurate
English institutions in his dominions.
An Enterprising Merchant.
Among the many enterprising business
houses of St. Paul, none surpass that of John
Matheis, the great carpet dealer. Not content
with what appesred to be a perfectly complete
stock, he has just made large additions, and
presents an assortment which cannot be sur
passed west of New York. His patterns of car
pets will meet the most exacting taste his
styles of curtains and wall paper almost end
less, and all offered at prices which place them
within reach of persons of moderate means. I
is a real pleasure to trade with such an estab
Another Victory for OXeary.
NEW YORK, Oct. 5.The walking match be
tween O'Leary and Hughes was brought to a
close to-night. O'Leary made 403 miles in the
six days' tramp. Hughes 311. The latter was
used up.
After deducting various legacies amounting
to about $100,000, the entire estate of the late
William Niblo falls to the Young Men's Chris
tian Association ot New York. Its value is not
A statement from one of its ministers shows
that the Colored Cumberland Presbyterian
church, not generally known to exist until re
cently, has two synods and twelve presbyteries
with 104 ministers, 82 licentiates, 170 candi
dates, and 30,000 communicants.
MptilK.n ii ,^iM|M!|lg^4i| 1 JWJ4.WW^JLll^.l^p^
Ruling Prices On the Northern Pacific &
St. Paul & Pacific Main and Branch
Lines--Comparisons Far From Favorable
to Washburn and Hi Companion Shy
locks. 3
St. Paul & Pacific.
(Branch Line.)
ISpecial Telegram to the Globe.]
MELBOSE, Oct. 5.Melrose wheat prices: No.
1, 72c No. 2, 65c No. 3, 50c No. 4, 30c.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
SAUK CENTRE, Oct. 5.Wheat market quiet
here No. 1, 72c No. 2, 65c No. 3, 50c No. 4,
30c. All grades except No. 1 tumbled 2c this
(Main Line.)
Special Telegram to the Glcbe.l
LITCHFIELD, Oct. 5.Millers are paying for
No. 1 wheat 75c No. 2, 71c No. 3, 55c No. 4,
Northern Fad fie.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.
PERHAM, Oct. 5.No. 1. 75c No. 2, 70c No
No. 3 in the market.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.
DETROIT, Oct. 5.Wheat buyers here are pay
ing 75c for No. 1, and 70c for No. 2. No No. 3
rejected. Receipts about 1,000 bushels.
The Bed Devils Still Successful in Eluding
Pursuing TroopsTheir Route Marked
by Pillage, Fire and DeathFight Bodies
RecoveredOther Parties Known to be
Killed, and Still Others Missing.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 5.A special to the Globe
Democrat from Topeka, Kansas, gives a sum
mary of the outrages committed by Indians
who went north a day or two ago. After cross
ing the Kansas Pacific they started northwest
to Decatur county and raided the settlements
there. Their main depredations were on Sappa
creek. Every residence for twelve miles was
plundered and almost everything
destroyed, all the cattle stampeded
and what of crops was left
by the Indians has been eaten up or de
stroyed by stock. The,number of people killed
is not yet known, but the following bodies have
been found and brought toOberlinand buried:
H. P. Humphrey, James G. Laning. William
Laning, Thomas Miskellv, Mr. Lnle, Marcellus
Fell, M. Abernethy and Mr. Irwin.
Two other members of the Lan
ing family have been killed, and their mother
brutally outraged by several Indians. John
Marshall and a man named Stedman were badly
wounded, and Fred Walters and Mr. Wright
are missing. The house of W. D. Colum was
surrounded by Indians, but he and his wife,
with shotgun and revolvers, defended the house
till. they drove the Indians away,
killing or wounding several of
them. 4 Other cases similar to
this occurred. Nearly all the settlers along
Sappa creek have taken refuge in Oberlin and
are being cared for. They have been literally
stripped of everything they possessed. I is
reported the troops have scattered the Indians
in all directions and that the worst is over.
OGALLALLA, Neb., Oct. 5.The soldiers who
were sent back from Col. Thornburgh's com
mand on account of their horses being played
out, report Col. Thornburgh close on the heels
of the Indians and thought he would overtake
them in a short time, but the Indians succeed
ed in getting the command off the main trail by
sending scouts in different directions, but it
struck the trail again after losing a little time.
Thornburgh has several good stock men as
guides who are well posted in the country
where are traveling.
CHEYENNE, Oct. 5.North Platte. Neb., mail
carrier arrived here this evening via Indianola.
He states seventeen men are known to have
been killed by Indians in the vicinity of Sappa.
He states the hostiles were raiding Beaver
Creek Wednesday. All quiet at Indianola,
although the people were much excited be
tween there and Platte Valley.
NEW YORK, Oct. 5.Henry C. Martin, alias
George Warren, arrested at Youngstown, Ohio,
for complicity in the forgery ot a check pur
porting to have been drawn by the New York
Life insurance company and Union Trust com
pany for $642.75, was discharged from arrest
to-day, the evidence being insufficient to war
rant his further detention.
HAMILTON, Ont., Oct. 5.The planing mill
and sash factory of J. B. Dayfoot & Co., with
the adjoining property, burned last night.
Lohs $20,0U0 insurance $5,000.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5.A number of colored
boys had a difficulty yesterday, and one of
them, Henry Wilson, shot dead James Walker.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5.Dispatch from Junc
tion City, Laue county, Oregon: Fire this
morning burned Gilmore's hotel and six other
buildings. Loss about $50,000. Insurance
$15,000. Incendiary.
CHICAGO, Oct. 5.Henry Greenebaum, ex
president of the German Savings bank, this
city, was arrested to-day on charges preferred
by T. B. Webpr, for embezzlement of $225. He
was taken before Justice Foote and held to bail
BOSTON, Oct. 5.The cotton waste factory
owned by Robert Bishop & Sons, Tudor street
South Boston, with ell extending to Sixth
street, burned to-night. Loss, $5,000 insured
partially, Seventy-five men are thrown out of
*u ^2^ Chamberlain, a representative in
the Thirty-seventh Congress, died at Senaca
Falls, N. Y., yesterday.
Savage & Lyman, extensive jewelers of Mon
treal, have failed. Liabilities very large. The
chief creditors are in England.
The game of cricket between the Australian
and Philadelphia elevens, closed with the Aus
tralians being 43 runs behind, but having only
four wickets down on their second innings, the
game being called on a time limitation.
**X !''3
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 1 A. M.Indications
for upper Mississippi and lower Missouri val
leys: Falling barometer, southeasterly winds.
Warmer, partly cloudy possibly followed bv
rainy weather. w- i
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Historically, the name of John has been a
conspicuous one. Both in religions and
profane history John has received more than
a passing page notice, as prominently con
nected with the ensuing events of the period
in which John lived. No sooner does one
John die, than another John arises,
either in war, politics or some other
profession, to be heralded along the avenue
of ages as an example to some other John.
In fact, John has been frequently and per
sistently great, famous or notorious. W
have had John Churchill, Duke of Marl
borough, famous in war. John the Baptist,
one sent, as we are told. I the records of
crime we have had
John, John, the piper's son,
Stole a pig and away he run.
In a mercantile and commercial way Cheap
John has been a figure on 'Change. Politi
cally, John Chinaman is no small fry.
John Barlycorn is pre-eminently an Ameri
can of note, conspicious at primaries and a
beacon light on election days.
boasts of throwing his man every time.
Demi John is a companionable party, fond
of picnic, Sunday excursion, and the like.
There's sterling John Bull of gutters! tones
and boastful mein, somewhat toned down to
the amenities of life by Brother Jonathan.
Johnny Crapeau, the essence of French po
liteness, must not be omitted from the
category. 'Twould not be polite.
But this is merely an introduction to the
fact that St. Paul has not been unmindful of
the former usefulness of John, and, profiting
from example, has made use of John. At
present holding office, and by it going down
into history, or connected with the
city government, are the following Johns:
John Dowlan. John O'Connor, John W. Roche,
John Patterson, John Mitchell, Jr., John
Toomy, John Ryan, John Doran, John Bell,
John Thera, John Clark, John Bresett, John
Mitchell, Sr., John Casey, John Vogth, John
W. Cooke, John E. Newall, John Jesserang,
John Cunniffe, John Jackson.
Twenty Johns in ail. All of them whole
Johns, not a demi-John among the number.
And the tax levy for city purposes, school,
etc., etc., etc., i3 only 13 mills. The country
entrusted to John is properous.
Almost Any Ki nd of a Prisoner Served Up.
A Swede, an Irishman, an African, a Bo
hemian, a German, and a heathen Chinee.
"Are we in circus?" remarked -the judge,
"or is this a free exhibition of Barnum's
Congress of Nations?"
The conundrum was given up, and the
judge proceeded to business.
Franz Kohout alias Bohemian Bull was
told that a Chinese shop wasn't necessarily a
china shop. And the play of "the bull in a
china shop" wasn't on the bills. For his at
tempt to put it before a Chinese audience in
Rogers" block without license, he could put
up bills to the amount of $8. Kohout didn't
stick at the sentence, and paid.
John Moore, alias, "Laughing Nig," found
that his smiles cost him $3.
William Johnson, for assaulting Anton
Anderson, was salted $5
James Connelly, a drunken fiddler, was
told he might fiddle away seven days in the
jail for one drunk.
William Leip, selling liquor without a li
cense, was told to leap up to the proper
authorities and jump away with a license be
fore Monday. And if he slipped up to the
court with it then, nothing would be foisted
up igBinst him. William walked away grat
Charlotte Thompson.
That the people of St. Paul thoroughly ap
preciate Miss Charlotte Thompson's beautiful
conception and faithful impersonation of Jane
Eyre was evident by the unusnally large audi
ence which attended the matinee yesterday af
ternoon. The lady is in her second perform
ance more than justified every word of the very
high praise given her in yesterday's issue, and
the enthusiasm of her audience showed that she
was fully appreciated. I is not often that un
qualified praise is given in these columns, and
when it iB it arises from the fact that there is
absolutely nothing to find fault with, and
with Jane Eyreand Miss Thompson is
Jane Eyrethe critic has nothing
even to carp at. Miss Lewis was just as
pretty and just as effective as Georgina as on
the first performance. Mr. Bryton lost some
thing of his knitted brow and compressed,
cruellip, and was. in consequence, a far more
acceptable Rochester. Mr. Gregory's Jacob
was amusing and more within the possibilities
of a "pampered menial," while his Brookel
hurst, shorn of its ^extravagant exaggerations,
pleased the audience equally as well, and more
nearly approached the contemptible, canting
hypocrite intended in the text. Adele, by little
Effee.deserves more than a passing notice. Few in
the audience would suspect that she was a little
boy, the same boy who played in East Lynne.
Master Cooper is a smart little fellow, and is
certain to be heard from in after years. Miss
Thompson cho^e for her benefit performance
the Hunchback, and in this again surprised
her audience greatly. Julia has never been
in better hands in this city, and the situations
gave M.ibs Thompson opportunity to display a
power few felt her capable of. Miss Lewis as
len was moat excellent and deserves every
praise. The play was well mounted and
dressed. The garden scene was very pretty and
effective. The company perform in Minne
apolis to-morrow.
Parties who are needing stoves will consult
their own interests by calling at Prendergasts',
44 East Third street. The largest possible as
sortment is kept and the prices are very reason
able. There are some coal stoves of last year's
trimming which are being offered very low,
and there are some new ideas in wood stoves
which deserve and probably will attain great
Observations taken at the same moment of
time at all stations.
Meteorological Record, Oct. 4, 1878,9: 56 P.M.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Bismarck 29.83 52 SE. Cloudy.
Breckenridge. 29.86 ^46 E. Cloudy.
Daluth 29.99 45 W. Clear.
Fort Garry.... 29.91 36 SW. Fair
Pembina 29.89 ^37 SE. Cloudy.
St. Pa.nl 29.95 50 SE. Clear.
Ya, ^ton 29.97 51 S. Clear.
The Historic NameTwenty of Them En
gaged in Reducing the Taxes of St.
30.081 50.5 59.0 W. Clear.
Amount of rainfall or melted snow, .00
maximum thermometer, 62: minimum ther
mometer, 88.t-t~
,,_ LEWIS,
Sergeant Signal Corps, U. 8. A.
wi"tai!ifiliwffli|i Bfly
life's***^- i,' i&- **'-:Zi,i|J
The Withdrawal of One Insurance Agent
with Eight CompaniesHe Explains why
Took the StepRates Raised by the
Board-The Board Men Say I Won't
Much of a Shower.
The withdrawal of Mr. M. Miller from
the Board of Underwriters having caused a
ripple, a GLOBE man started out yesterday to
see how much of a wash it had made in in
surance circles.
As a starter, Mr. Miller was called upon.
It tok a half dozen calls, and as many
more waifs before Mr Miller was
safely cornered. Having got his man, the
reporter began at the beginning, by asking
why he, Mr. Miller, had withdrawn from the
"Well, for several reasons. They are of
both a personal and business nature. I guess
the first we need have nothing to do with."
"Well, let us have the latter, if you please?"
"When the organization was first effected
an invitation was extended to me to join it.
The understanding formed, from distinctly
expressed opinions, was that the board
would not exceed the rates charged
in other cities. That the rates would not be
raised over what we were then writing for
I'm speaking of the State association. Th
agreement was to to take a first-class risk,
and on that make a moderate rate, and guage
the other risks accordingly. The local board
acts in conjuction with the btate associa
tion. Now, without consulting their com
panies, the agents forming the board have
insreae local rates from 25 to 100 per cent.
Ihe majority rules, and the majority is com
posed of those doing a heavy business."
"What has been the result of this?"
"It has damaged business here. The busi
ness men of the city have earned their risks
to other places for insurance. Why, sir, I
have asked the board to allow me to reduce
my rates where I had the whole risk, but
being in the minority I could not wiu. Th
rulings of the board has had the effect of
killing all small business and creating a
monopoly in the business."
"What will be the effect of your with
"That is to be seen. I depends solely
upon the business men ot the city. Th
insurance business can be carried on profit
ably to all parties concerned without the
board. There's no reason why it
"But in steps the board and State as
sociation with this rule: 'No member of the
State association Bhall be allowed to repre
sei any fire insurance company which is
represented in Minnesota by any agent who
who is not a member of the association.''
What then?"
"The association is not backed up by any
company. The agents are the backers. If
the companies do not choose to sustain
the association, the agents are not going to
give up their agencies at the demand of the
association. You can catch the situation?"
The reporter mildly hinted, he thought he
did, and the gentleman resumed. "There's
a similar case to mine in Minneapolis. Th
agent of the Lamar company represents his
company out of the association, yet is a
member. Nothing has been done about it,
so the rule has been honored in the breach
"What will be the upshot of the whole
I can't tell. I see no reason why an
agent will not be sustained by his companies
when he can do a better business for them,
and upon them it all depends."
"If the agent is sustained?"
"Then away goes the association."
And with thanks, away went the reporter.
Mr. H. Moss' office was next visited.
On the door the legend "out of town" stared
the reporter in the face.
As "out of town" was very indefinite, and
might either mean Kalamazoo or Minneap
olis, the GLOBE scribe didn't undertake to
search "out of town" for Mr. Moss.
Mr. C. H. Bigelow, secretary of the St.
Paul Fire & Marine, was found in town, and
in his office.
"Oh, the matter has been made of too
much importance, already," said that gentle
"Well, what effect will it have, after all?"
"On whom?"
A good question, which was answered by
"on the board, course."
"None at all?"
"On Mr. Miller?"
I don't know. It's a small matter, make
the most of it you will."
"What action will the board take, or have
they taken any?"
'^Yes. At a meeting yesterday the matter
was taken up and referred to the State as
sociation. I is in their hands, and in the
course of events will be duly referred to the
several companies represented by Mr. Mil-
"The assertion is made that the board has
so increased insurance rates here that isks
are taken elsewhere for insurance. How is
To be sure, the board was formed for
protection, and to advance rates to a paying
"To an increase of 25 to 100 per cent., for
"That's not so. There was an advance, to
be sure, but none such as that."
Coming back to the affair at issue, the
gentleman again said "it didn't matter much,
Mr. Miller's agency was a small one at any
With this, the reporter withdrew.
Several other agents and members of the
board were called upon, and their views
were similar to Mr. Bigelow's, or they didn't
have an opinion, at least didn't say they had.
Mr. Miller represents the following com
panies: Merchants, Newark $1,045,291 39
British American 1,102,556 70
La Caisse, Paris 5,244,354 58
New Hampshire 500,000 00
Royal Canadian 1,000,000 00
Amazon, Cincinnati 1,000.000 00
Peoples, Newark 600,000 00
Citizens 500,000 00
If his break is sustained and endorsed
by his companies, he will have entered
large sized wedge into the system of insur
ance business which obtains in this com
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