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[RepuWislied frora B*nday*s edition.]
A Better Appearance to tho Chicago
Graiu Markets.
Tit OS V./-1 03 S BAT II EX SHALL.
Provisions oa the Upward Hrade,
Owinar to Light Hog Receipts.
The Balls at Worn an the lie'w York
- .
[Special Telegram to the Globe.
' Chicago, Jan. s.—Ba3ins33 on 'change
to-day wa* lighter than on any previous
ogu this week. Tho eraual election at
tracted the attention of many large oper
ator/, :<.u& inc.ro time was consumed dis
oassiiig thY ia.erit3 of the various candi
dates than to trading. The extreme cold
weather greatly ;terruptad telegraph
ootnrnunjcatiou ... all points, and the
bulk of bu&inc-".? wa3 on local scalping ac
count, wit prices confined to a very nar
row rp.nge. The receipts of grain and
hog? showed a heavy falling off, which is
accounted for by tba cold weather, and the
indications point to a light run on
Moaday. Tha wheat market was quiet
h •.-. averaged firmer. Receipts were 39
.Cii^ -"-v? trifv: yesterday ,and shipments
light. Ths movsment for the week shows
an iucrW.i"^ of 389,000 bushels, p.nd fetooks \
areno^t-ju^ated at 12,000,000 bushels.
Trading was almost entirely between the
local crowd, and--.he market had the ap
pearunco of bf:ing held by the covering of
timid shorts, who were soared. A strong
ucder current was made all day. The
Adamses were among the heaviest pur
chaser-, but their kings were not large.
Rock also bougrii freely early in the day,
aud :3ceed«d iv getting about 500,000
buehels. Fluo;tixtion3 wore confined to %c
rin^e, aad 01039 }£<3 better than Friday.
Opening sales of January were at 94j^
@9i2~c, and after a few fluctuations ad
vane* to 90^_o, reached 94^c, and finally
closed nt 94^jjO. Febraary ranged lo over
January. May, whioh is tha favcrite deal,
opened at'flfO23^c, declined with light
sales to $1.02, '.Then local operators bought
fairly tit $1.03, advanced to $1.03%, weak
ened J^c. or: selling by parties who had
bought :t ih-j bottom for a =cralp, again
reacted and closed at the outside prices of
the day. After the close a stronger feeling
developed ?.nd aalos on the curb were at
$1.01^@1.03. A little more inquiry was
made by miller*, imd small shippers for
car lets on account of tho 34° deoliiio in
freights east.
Corn was Rtrouger, with trading the same
as in wheat, chiefly on
local account. The receipts
showed a decrease?of 98 oars, and 50 per
coat, of tha IHB inspected wa? contr&o:. i
There will bu an Increase in the stocks in i
Htore of 389,000 bnshsls, which makes the
to.el ttock 3,400,000 bushels. February is
well thought of by Schwartz & Dupee,
Baker a:id others, who are said to have
quietlj received large loLs with the inten
tion of holding for a bull. A heavy fall
ing o2 in the arrivals is predicted. The
cash deliveries to-day were fair and the
bulk went to Schwartz & Dupse, who are
carrying it. The market, opened steady,
declined a triilf, advanced %@lo, reacted
%c, became stronger, recovered the de
cline and closed at almost the outside
price?. January opened at [email protected]^c, ad
vanced to 57*£o, weakened to
57j^c, became stronger at 56^c
@57%0. February openod at 56%@56^'c,
advanced to 57%0, weakened to 56% c, re
acted and closed at 570. May ranged at
59%@60^0, opening at [email protected]%c, de
clined and barely touched 59%0, when
buyers took hold quite freely for a time,
and prices advanced to 60^c. The first
np-turn wan of short duration and are
aozion to 59^0 occurred. Towards the
close a stronger feeling was developed and
prices advanced and closed it 60% @60)40
June and July were neglected. Shippers
bought rejected frealy, and prices
advanced ,:Uc and closed nearer
the prices of No. 2 than for sorno time
Trading In oats was very IZght,
but n strong feeling prevailed,
and prices were confined to [email protected]
ratige, Junrinry 3old at 33^@33^0
February 33;^@3ic, and closed at outbids
figures, May at 37^@38^oj and closed at
[email protected]£o.
Rye quiet and steady.
Barley ms'i p. fair call, but the demand
was chiefly for car lots, which were offered
sparingly and held firm.
The provision market exhibited a feeling
of firmness, and prices averaged higher.
Foreign advices were stronger. The re
ceipts of Ings were light and speculative
offerings moderate. Mess pork was firm
and advanced [email protected])^c, but the range was
not large. The Fowlers were among the
chief operators, and bought May freely,
and the indications point toward
better prices. February ranged at
[email protected] 14.62>£, and olosed at $14.
--67^@14 69; May at $14.97^@ 15.12^
and" (closed at $15.07^@15.10. Lard
was offered rather sparingly. The de
mand was moderate and the feeling
stronger and closed at 2^@se higher.
February sold at [email protected]^ and closed
at [email protected] May at $9.22% and
olO3ed at [email protected] Trading in [other
futures was light. Short ribs advanced %o
and closed firm with a fair trade. Feb
ruary ranged at [email protected]^, and
closed at the outside; May at [email protected]
7.7734. Other meat 3 wsra quite, orders
being small and little disposition was
shown by packers to ship during the cold
weather. The light receipts of hogp,
45,825 for the week, made it
difficult for packers to operate with any
degree of freedom, and the bulk of the
slaughtering the past week was by houses
who make a specialty of meats for the ex
port trade. Very little pork was made,
but lard was produced quite freely. The
number of hogs (estimated) packed from
October 9 to date in this city as compared
with the returns of previous years is:
1884 .1,475,000 1883 1,591,000
1882 .......1,314,000 1881 1,88 ,' 00
1880 ..1,503,«'00 1879.... 189,182
1878 1,350,811 1877.. 1,248.648
1876 1,007,699 1875 1 '97,007.
1874.... 1,282,733 1878 918.315
The stocks of lard ia the United States
on Deo. 1, was 187,170 tierces against 135,
--534 tierces one year ago. The estimated
stock of contract lard is 170,000 j
tierces ag&inst 1,125,610 tierces in
1882, and 236,454 tierces in 1881.
The annual election of the board of
trade will beheld on Monday. More in
terest than U3ui\! is taken by maaabe.- who
, are anxious to have the best men on thf
board for officers ths coming year, a3 there
iB more work to be dona than usual, on ac
count of the' opwiin;? of the new building.
The ofiieera will bo upon their mettle to
make the opening a success. The contest
will be the closest one for years, arid many
predict that there will ba no choice, as the
roles require a majority of the votes'cast
to secure an election. Oae ticket wa3 put;
up yesterday afternoon, and to- ;
day three more were reside, making
four candidates for president. The
nominations this afternoon were, as a rule
better than those of yesterday, the heads
of the tickets being men of marked ability
and integrity. A. N. Blake, who heads one
of tho tickets, has been a director for the
past three years, and is considered one of
the strongest and bc-st men ever put up, as
ha represents no clique, is not p. speculator
and is not very well know among that class
of operators. Among the flour dealers,
however, he is very popular a3 he is the
heud of one of the larval bakeries in the
country. A. M. Wright is one of tho oldest
members, and Las ran for office before.
E. B. Steven.? is also an old > member, but
his chance") rather slim, and he
was 00 ly put up to draw
votes from tha other ticket:--. W. S. Oroß
by ia a young and successful member, and
i.s well thought of among tha younger
members. For second vice president three
candidates appear, who are all good men
—A. W. Green", of Irwin, Orr & Co., A. N.
Young, of Young & Nichols, and Geo. T.
Smith, well known in the flour business.
The directors are as follows: J. C, Halel
ly, W. W. Oatliu, W. Seaverns, A. W. Clark,
Vf. H. Crocker, J. Gordon, li. S. Washbnm,
Ed. Norton. For coraoiittoe of appeals—
J. ft. Hnbbe, S. R. Carter, H. D. Warner,
W. ii. Egan, A. Eddy, Jr.. H. B. Weare, N.
Wright. For the arbitration committss—
W. Gardner, J. J.Badnar, P. G. Kommer,
J. Barrell, J. C. F. Merrill, F. G. Logan, G.
W.^hillips, W. Gardner, J. P. Sherwia.
There are about fifteen candidates in the
field for directory, committee of appeals
and arbitration, and as only five of each
can be elected a lively scrambling is ex
pected en the part of their friends to 38
--oure the places.
Chicago Financial.
[Special Telezram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Jan. s.—During tho week there has
been good demand for mar,?;,-, but the supply of j
the needful Las been iv excess of all legitimate j
requirements, and previous rates have been sus
tained, viz.: 6 per cent. on call and 7 per cent,
on time. Tho trade of tho city has been quiet,
and collections moderate; the shipments of cur
rency to the grain and live stock districts have j
been moderate.
The earnings of the Chicago and Northwestern i
Railway company \ior the year 18S8 were 2,558,- j
565, showing an increase of say $1,140,926 over j
those for 1882. To-day the market for Eastern
exchange was firm and sales -were at 50c pro |
wium per ? 1,000. Money was fairly active and \
steady at premium rates. The bank clearing 3 :
•were $6,645,000. For tho week they fool $53,- j
021,564, against 655,075,254 for the correspond
week last year. The earnings of the Cleveland,
I Columbus, Cincinnati & Indianapolis railway
j for the month of November,-were: 1883, $354,-
S4G: 18¥2 $414,96 i decrease $80,614; July Ito
December 21, 1833, $721,361; 1:>82, 5801.578;
decrease • ',017. The earnings of the Union
Pacific for eleven months ended.November ?0,
were 577,853,779, a decrease of :-151,242; ex
penses 498,928; increase £242,554! The clear
ings of th'j boaid of trade clearing hoaso Cor the
week were $2,379,655 arsd the balance*-, 89,052,
; Special Telegram to uhs Globe, ]
New \obk, Jan. s.—There was an unset
tled feeling at the opening this morning.
Lake Shore and Union Pacific sold 02 1
per cent. during the first half hour, and
Misaart Pacific about the same. A de
maur! for those properties sprang up soon
after, and from the persistent bulling it
was evident that the president of the
southwestern system was after the shorts
in some of the above stocks. Mr. Vander
bilt'a brokers were purchasing Central &
Hudson, Michigan Central aud Lake Shore.
The result was & firm market
find an advance which extended
to the whole list. Chicago, Burlington &
Quinoy sold from 122% to 122%. Oregon
Transoontinehtal was bo scares that }_{
was offered for its use, and Central &
Hudson was worth 1 1-6 for the same pur
pose. There was hardly a reaction in pri
ces after tho early improvements se in.
Union Pacific was marked up in a lively
manner, nd there was heavy covering
during tha last hour.- The Delaware & |
Lackawanna books closed this afternoon,
and iho final quotations Rr extra divi
dend of two per cent. Beading appeared
to be well supplied at about 50. Canadian
Pacific was up with the rest. The thor
oughfares are frozen from end to end.
The day has had a well distributed busi
ness, and apparently the market was
strong the greater part of the time. Mich
igan Central was the weakest, at the iinish.
Belling at 90. It opened at 87.
A Pool in the Stoel Trade,
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. s.—The Age of
Steel prints the statement on the authority
of .those largely interested in the iron trade,
that a scheme is on foot to pool the entire
pig iron industry of the country. The
plan is, to divide the.- country into six dis
triots, each to be represented in the pool
on a basis made up from the tonnage pro
ducing capacity of the district, and the
profit of the earning capacity . per ton as
shown by the work of a series of years.
Each furnece in a district is to share in
the district's share of the general pool, on
a basisto be determined in the same way.
One of the chief objects of the scheme iB
to ascertain the exact product of pig
iron in the country and this . information
I to be in the hands of the executive com-
I mittee who shall have authority, and a shut
| down can be ordered at any time to let the
demand catch up with the .supply and
prioas be thus made regular and steady.
It is also proposed that if at any. time,
furnaces are ordered stopped for any rea
i son each will draw its share of the profits I
from the pool as though it were in blast, j
The Age of Steel says the Echeme origin
ated among the furnace men of the Lehigh
valley, and that strong efforts will be
made to carry it out among the f urnaoa
men in other parts of the country and that
this is the first public notioe of it.
A Tribute of Respect.
Galveston, Tex., Jan. 5.— Dr. Losker's
brother, Moris Losker, who is one of the
leading merchants of this city, left for
New York this afternoon by train. Flags
in Galveston are at half mast to-day and
many of the wholesale houses have dosed
their doors as a tribute to the dead states
Sullivan, the slugger, is giving exhibi
tions in Salt Lake City to crowds of
Bafnts and sinners. .
Tats no nvA v WA.YB a weeps OVER
Tbe Coldest Weather Eirer Known in
Many —Business Sasptu<l&d In
oviilo and Several Other Places—
Quite a Spoil of Weather.
Chicago, Jan. 6. —The thermometer at
6 o'clock this morning "dropped to a point
27 below zero, which, taken with the cold
record of yssteraay, makes ths worst
showing in the way of extreme
known in many y&ara. At 8 o'clock the
thermometer was still 24, at the same
house. Kansas City reported 24 below,
St. Paul 20, Omaha 34, Dubuque 32, Dcs
Moines 34 and Keokuk 25. The effect in
this city has been, in a measure, to par
tially paralyse the ordinary course cf busi
ness. A number of the larger wholesale
house 3 have not sent out
their heavy trucks, and thosa teamsters
and street car drivers and conductors who
are out braving the weather, are oxptri
enoing a very lively time of it, maintain
ing a circulation as is customary in such
unusual cold spells. -
have been more numerous than usual and
the night proved to be one of terror to the
members of the department. Three fires
after midnight served to keep, practically,
the entire force on duty, End the service
required of them under the circumstances
was such as taxed their endurance to the
fullest extent.
The severe weather caused a great many
needy people v.ud professional tramps to
besiege the relief agencies and the police
stations, seeking shelter and temporary
QReports from the Union stock yards
shows considerable stock delayed outside
&nd suffering considerable, but the stock in
the yr»rds, while suffering; somewhat, is
not endangered in any way and no losses
; are reported. A number of eastern ship
pers seem afraid to forward stock until the
weather moderates.
Cleveland, Jan. 5 —At 10 o'clock th3ro is
the coldest vearher in yean, the ther
mometer being reported to indicate as low
as 14 below zero, with a clear sky, and the I
air is full of frost.
Cincinnati, Jan. 5. —The thermometer
at 8 thin morning was 20 below zero, the
j coldest in ye^rs.
St. Louis, Jan. —The mercury fell to
23 degrees below early this morning, since
when it has been rising. At noon it was
17 below. This is the coldest day sines
January, 1864, when the thermometer
marked 26 below, the lowest on record at
this point. Very heavy ice is still running
through the harbor, but no gorges are yet
Basee, Vii. Jan. 5. —Thermometer 18 bo
low at sunrise.
Chattanooga. Jnn. s.—The temperature
fell to 2 dogrees thi3 morning, the coldest
weather since 1877.
Kansas City, Jan. s.—The mercury this
morning was about 2® below, the coldest
of the year. It is reported that a number
of mules were frozen to death on a stock
train twenty miles from here on the Mis
souri Pacific railroad.
Wheeling, W. Ya., Jan. 5. —At 11 p. m.
the thermometer registered 12 below and
falling slowly.
Columbus, 0., Jen. 5. — temperature
at 10 p. m. is 8 below zero, with a tenden
cy downward. The mean for the' day was
8.50, and for th» twenty-four hours ending
at 10.36 p. a. . the highest waa 1 beiow
Chicago, Jan. 5. —The thermometer here
at 11 p. in. is 19 below, indicating that the
weather has moderated only slightly as
compared with last night. Reports from
points west and northwest, however, indi
cate that the ocld wave has in a measure
spent itself. At St. Paul the thermometer
ha 3 risen from 20 in the morning to 9 be
low in the evening. At Dcs Moines at 7
to-night it was 3 below, with a light snow
falling, a change of 24 degrees in a like
number of hours. On the Mississippi
river bridge at Rock Island, at 6 a. m., it
was 32 below, at 6 p. m. 20 below.
Topkka, Kas., Jan. 5. —The mercury was
25 below early this morning, with con
siderable snow on the ground. Stock in
the country is said to be suffering, but no
fatalities reported.
Leavenwobth, Kas., Jan. —The ther
mometer ranged to-day from 21 to 4 be
low and still moderating.
Chicago, Jan. s.—Spaoiais from south
ern Illinois and Missouri indicate that the
peach trees have been injured and in 3oma
instances killed by the cold.
Cincinnati, 0., Jan. 5. —Ths weather haß
moderated slightly during the day, but the
mercury is falling to-night, and stands
three below at 10:40 p. m. One man who
was taken to the hospital will prohably
lose his feet. He had frozen them in a
&hed --here he took shelter last night. A
great many oases of frozen ears, nose,*
and fingers, and business 13 much neg
Ft. Wayne, lad., Jan. —Trains all
delayed. It is twenty-four below at 8 a.
m., and thirteen below as 8 p. m.
New Albany, Ind., Jan. s. The coldest
day in twenty-five year?, twenty-three be
low at 7 p. m., and twelve below at 10 p.
m. Fruit growers say the peach crop is
Kansas City, Jan. 5. —The weather has
moderated materially this afternoon. At
6 this evening it was 2 below zero and still
Kansas City, Mo., The mercury was 25
below, and has moderated slightly during
the day, with no wind blowing. A later
report cays the stock train bearing 300
mules, mostly weanling?, en route from
Austin, Texas, has been blockaded at Lee'g
Summit, twenty miles from here, since fast
night. The animals are not acclimated,
and 100 of them have died from exposure.
Indianapolis, Jan. s.—The thermome
ter at 7 o'clock this morning was 24 below,
and at 11 a. m. 16 below zero. All rail
road trains are delayed and business is
partially paralyzed. Several street oar
drivers had their hands and feet frozen.
Nashville, Term., Jan. s.—The ther
mometer is 10 below, and falling rapidly
at 10 o'clook to night.
Sioux Falls, Dak., Jsn. s.—The tem
perature ranged from 40 below at 6 a. xa.
to 2 above at 6 p. m.
Kansas Citt, Mo., Jan. s.—At midnight
a light enow is falling, and the weather is
mnch less severe.
Wilmington, Jan. s.—The heaviest snow
storm for many yeara. with a cold norther
ly wind, and snow covers the ground to c
depth of two inches and is still falling.
Qubbeo, Jan. s.—The first mails from
tha country parishes since the great storm
which set in on the first instant, reached
town to-day. The mails were carried in
on snow shoes. Such a complete stoppage
of communication from the oountry has
not been known for twenty years past.
Louisville, Ky., Jan. s.—This is one
of the coldest days ever known here. The
mercury has been below zero since last ,
night at 6 o'clock. This morning the
thermometer registered 18 below, and has
been standing at about this figure ail day.
At night it is still colder, the mercury be
ing below, but little suffering among poor
reported as yet. State specials report
several deaths from freezing and much
euffering among cattl" not well housed,
every one complains of • frozen ears, feet
and hand?. Retail business i 3 almost at a
'X Foxx Scott, Ka=. ; Jan. s.—To-day is the
coldest ever known in this section. The
thermometer stood this moraing from 15
to 24 degrees belaw zero, according to the
variation of the: instruments. To-night
there is no rerceptibiechange. A carload
of sixteen mules were frozen to death near
here Is3i night, on the way from Lam:;r to
Kansas City. Also a number of mules
and cattle on the Missouri Pacific, between
this city and Osage.
Leavekwouth, K»., Jan. 5 .—The ther
mometer this morning registered 20 to 28
below z«ro, but standa at 8 to-night and is
still I moderating and snow falling. The
damage 13 slight. Stock suffers to some
extent, but not so great as expected. The
railroad men report frozen ears and fin
gers, and trains are all behind time. The
Kansas Central last night was compelled
j to lay over at Winchester.
St. Joseph, Jan. —At 83. m. the ther
mometer indicated 26 to 32 below. Chas.
T. Wildbahn was badly frozen while driv
ing in a sleigh to the city and was taken
home unconscious and will recover. Traias
are all delayed and many abandoned.
A Section of Country ot No Use—The
Home of Alllgaters, Snakes and Leeches
—Saw Crass Covering tho Surface, and
Little Solid Land.
New Oeleans, Jan. s.— The Times-Demo
crat prints detailed accounts of its Florida
Everglades expedition. The report is
written by Major A. P. Williams, comman
der of the expedition. The exploring party
consisted of twelve persons, six white and
six colored, and carried six Racine canoes.
They went by steamer on October 17 last,
from Cedar Keys to Punta Ras3a, Ala., :
where th6y took to the canoes, and
and proceeded up the Caloosat
chie river to Lake Okeechabee;
a distance of about 90 miles, arriving the 1
first of November. Skirting the western!
and southern shore 3on tho Okeechobee '
they discovered eight large streams flow
ing into the dens- sawgmsa swamp that
borders the evergl ides. Entering one of
the streams, which tht.y named the T. D., !
the expedition proceeded to its hesd and
began the tedious work of cutting a wp.y
through the swamp of sawgrasa. The !
denseness of this swamp may be imngined i
I from the fact tuat the party traveled on
en average only of a quarter of a mile a
day. Myriads of huge
and poisonous bugs were encountered.
The leeahes were especially troableeoine,
covering their legs. They then emerged
from the swamp,. and the part/ entered
the saw grass, which grows from ten to
twelve feet high, and very dense, with
sharp edges which cut one way and saw
the other. This grass the party fired, and
pushed forward over the stubbs. After
traveling due south some ten miles hardly,
choy etruok inumerable small, deep
lakes or ponds filled with aligaiors and
the finest fish. About thirty milea from
Okeechobee, the party entered the grassy
waters of the everglades and encamped on
the island
encountered after Jeaving ths lake. The
only trees on the island were custard, r.p
plo and wild Sg. The progress of the ex
podition thenceforth waa more rapid-
They passed through thousands of small
islands, some slightly submerged, and all
covered with largo trees and luxuriant
foliage. No Indians were encoantered.
The head of Shaak'a river was
reached on the sth of December, and the
expedition Bailing down debouched into
White Water bay on the gulf coast, about
thirty miles from Cape Sable. Tho dis
tance traveled from Okeechobee to the gclf
above waa 140 miles. Tho whole distance
in canoea wag nearly 300. Tho expedition
established that the everglades, from
Okeechobee to Gspe Sable, are worthless
for any purpose of cultivation, that they
contain no large
above water, that they cannot b9 success
fully drained, and that the establishment
and maintenance of a telegraph line
along them would be impossible. The
everglades, and especially the northern
glades, ann vast swamp, irreclaimable and
useless for any purpose. The only cnlti
varible portions of the southern peninsula
lie on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts wiih
this vast saorass between them.
The Cleveland Statesman Carries the Can
cub of tli--, Oklo Legislature at Every
Polat— No Doubt of His- N«ininatio as
Columbus, Jan. s.—The Democratic members
of the legislature caucused for oiEcers to-day,
resulting in the nomination for the senate of
Elmor White, of Defiance county, praeideut pro
teu«;C. L. Yallandigbam, Montgomery, clerk;
Charles Negloy, sergeant-at-arms. In the house
A. D. Marsh, speaker; David Fisher Hardin,
clerk; J. M. I'oci6ter Boss, eergeant-at-arais.
This is a showing that the slate is for the Payne
men, as the contest for the United States senator
shewed ite hand in everything. The Peztdleton
men vf»ro capped by the united action of
tho Hamilton, county delegation, from hie home,
being «o''id against him. Senator. Prnden was
appointed chairman of the one caucus, and rep
rosoatative Cogan of tho other. Both are from
Cincinnati and agaims'; Pendleton. They bad
th« appointing of the joint committee of three
from each caucus to fix the date for the senato
rial caucus,-which, they did by appointing c3en
aten M?'illinm», Yanclea and McLy man, and Rep
resentatives Barger, Bruaner and Myers, all anti-
Pendleton. The committso called a joint can
cms to-night, which decided to make the senato
rial nomination on next Tuesday night. The
P«sdleton men wanted it next Friday or Satur
day night, the Payne men on next Tuesday or
Wednesday night, and had their way as in every
thing, even to the selection for chairman, in ad
vance. Senator Elmer White, one of Payne's
The Lottery Mail Business Settled.
New Oeleaks, Jan. s.—Judge Pardee of
the United States circuit court, to-day
rendered an opinion in the case of the New
Orleans National bank againt Postmaster
W. B. Merchant. The case came up on a
motion to dissolve an injunction which
was Srst issued by Judge Tissot, of the
civil district court and which wa3 trans
ferred to the United States court, genjoin
ingPostmaater Merchant from interfering
with the mails addressed to the bank, such
action having been taken by the post
master in obedience to the orders of thp
postmaster general, on the ground that the
letters were intended for the lottery com
pany, who, being denied the use of the
mails, were being addressed to the bank.
The judge said it seemed to him
doubtful whether the order of
1880, prohibiting the use of the mails
to lottery companies abrogated the edict
of 1879 forbiddiDg their use. The court
held that the schemes denounced by the
law are ths distribution of moneys through
the mails by mean 3of false and fraudu
lent representations. The facts found
against ths New Orleans National bank
are outside of the law, but. defendant can
not be held responsible for obeying the
orders of his superior. The court decided
in favor of the bank, decreeing that it is
entitled to a full and free use of the mails,
and further ordered that the motion to
dissolve the injanotion be denied.
.luprfrw.' Court.
David Aci&r, leaao D. Adler and Emrnarc
- nel D. Adier, partner*, &.i Davii];\dier &
Sons., Joseph Oppeuheim and Bernard
Silberttein, partners, vi. Oppenhsiin &
Co., Leopold Nawboner, Charles £Tew
bauer and Edward Newbauer, partners,:
; vs. Newbaner it Son?^ re3ponu«at.=, vs.
Jennie Apt end Ralph Res?, appellant?.
—Bvideaoa considered and held
sufficient to jnstify the verdict.
The question in issue beirg -whether a
transfer of property by an insolvent deb tor
wa3 in fraud of creditors it was competent
to show that the vendee of the . property,
after he claimed to hava purchased and
paid for it in full, settled : and compro
mised claims against his vendor.
Such conduct unexplained tends to prove
that the sale was colorable and the vendee
held the property in secret trust for the
Order affirmed. ulitohel, J.
■Joseph Munrer, respondent, vs. the St.
Paal, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway
company, appellant;
Syllabus-—Section men under the charge
of a section foreman were in the employ
ment of a railroad company in repairing
its railroad track.
Their work being on the day in question
distant from their boarding house they
carried their dinner with them. When
they quit work at noon to eat it they
kindled a fire on the company's right of
way for the purpose of warm
ing their coffee." After eating
they resumed work, negligently leaving
the fire unextingoished whioh subsequently
spread and ran on to plaintiff's land and
destroyed his property. There was no
evidence that the company was boarding
these men or that it was any part of its
duty to prepare their meals, or that the
company either knew of or authorized the
kindling of a fire for any such pnrpo&e.
Nor was there any evidence that these sec
tion men had any supervision over the
right of way, or that it wa3
any part of their duty to
extinguish fires that might be ignited
thereon. Held that the railroad company
wa3 not liable, that in kindling this fire
to warm their meal the men were not act
ing in the course of or within the scope
of their employment in connection with
the company's business, but for the time
being were acting for themselves and as
their own masters and exclusively pursu
ing their own ends, and hence the act was
their own personal act, and not that of
the company.
Neither was it 1 material that the section
foreman assisted in or directed the act.
In doing so he was as much hin own mas
ter and doing his own business as were the
section men.
Order reversed and new trial ordered.
Mitchell, J.
The lottery dealers arrested, ars held in
bail for trail.
Thero were seven deaths "at Havana from
yellow fever during the past week.
Henry Ferguson was shot and mortally
wounded by James Sweeney at New Or
John F. SpeugernnD, agod twenty 1
of Boston, is arrested for obtaining §4,000
by forgery.
McClurg & Co., wholesale dry goods,
Toronto, have suspended. Liabilities,
$100,000; nominal a&sels,' $113,000.
Daniel Wilkinson, on trial for th. mur
der of Policeman Lawrence, at Bath, Me.,
was found guilty in the first degree.
The city of Memphis, T6nn., has bdo
cfiededin funding the debt of th city and
has made due provision for the payment
of the interest.
Lewis Maynard, who was shot by Ash
bury Waller on Friday, at Book Castle
creek, Ely., died yesterday forenoon. Wal
ler escaped.
A. Fischer, a creditor of Reis Bros. & Co.,
of Cincinnati, has called a meeting of the
creditor?, for the purpose of electing a
trustee in the place of assignees.
The union printers on the La Minerv
and LaPatrie, Montreal, threaten to strik
unless the proprietor*; of the papers do not
abandon the system of exchanging set up
The city of Richmond has asked for
10,009 square feet space at the Hew
Orleans cotton exposition' next year,
with a prospect of requiring doable the
Schedules of assignment in the case of
Van Bermush Bros., importers and mer
chants, show liabilities of $150,921, with
nominal assets of !§130,656, but actual as
sets of $74,956.
j The great storm has been rather hard on
: the city of Austin, Tex., on account of
! the bonds of the city becoming
! Av.n. in New York, and the money could not
Ibo got there. The telegraph relieved thani
! 'it the fix they were in. They claim to
have money in the treasury to ■ pay every
In 1877, when John O'Mahony, the Iri^h
patriot, di6d in New York, Dennis Mulcahy
was engaged to go with the remains to
Ireland by O'Donovan Itossa, and was to
receive §1,000, but ho only received $537.
The whole amount was to be paid out of
the skirmishing fund, and he entered suit
for the balance. His claim was denied, as
he could have no claim en the skirmishing
Business Failure.
Halifax, Jan. 6. —King & Brassidney,
C. 8., have assigned, with liabilities at
$40,000 and assets about the same.
Boston, Jan. 5. —Putnam &Phelpgh(\ve
assigned all their joint and separate es
tates for the benefit of their creditors.
Th6ir liabilities are $275,000, assets $220,
--000, consisting of personal property in
and about the tannery, unencumbered real
eatate and the tannery buildings. It i 3
stated the firm also hold large claims
against H. C. Tillinghat<t& Co., of Chi
cago, who recently failed. Nearly all the
indebtedness of Putnam & Phelps is upon
notes given H. C. Tillinghast & Co., and
used by the latter firm in the prosecution
of their robe and far business in the west.
Just before the failure of the firm, they
preferred the Leominster bank, of which
Putnam is the president, by turning over
the stocks and other property to it in sat
isfaction of claims against the firm.
New Yoek, Jan. 5.—8. K. Smith & Go.,
cotton brokers, failed to-day. Liabilities
between $140,000 and $150,000, of which
$100,000 is absolutely secured. The nom
inal assets are $200,000. The firm's in
debtedness to the cott-?n exchange is be
tween $15,000 and $20,000. The falling off
in the prices of cotton, coupled with a
number of bad debt?, brought about the
suspensioi .
Libel Sulc.
Philadelphia, Jan. s.—Jcdge Biddle,
of the court »f common pieaa, to-day sus
tained the non suit which Judge Pierce
some time ago entered against Judge
Briggs in the latter's libel suit agaiast
Phillip C. Garrett, president of the com
mittee of one hundred for defamation of
character. The alleged defamatory re
markß were contained in a letter used by
Garrett, and at the time that Judge Bright*
was a candidate for re-election to the
judiciary. The court rules, that as Judge
! Briggs in offering himself as a Candida!c,
; invited scrutiny, the eammumcation re-
I ferred to was a privileged one and the non
' suit was therefore properly granted.
Of Mra Praness Hodgson Buraott,
the Gifted Authoress
The Precocity of Her Childhood—
Hot First Literary Effort---Ho-w'
She Wo* I*lsooarage4-— *
Success nt Last.
[Philadelphia Press Book Bevisw.]
•* Frances Hodgson Burnett, we are told, -was
born in the thrifty old manufacturing city of
Manchester, Lancashire, England, bat tveard
not told in what year; however, that is a
matter of little importance. Her father died,
leaving her mother with five small children
and no means of supporting them. A brother,
vf ho had previously emigrated to this coun
try, note to har to como out here, and she
left England for Knoxville, Term., where
Mrs. Burnett has spent most of her life.
From the date of their arrival the struggle
began, "a hand-to-hand fight for subsist
ence, in -which the willing hands, the an
swering geniu3 of her daughter, came to the
"The civil war gave Frances Hodgson Bur
nett to America—poverty called forth her
strength and gave her work to the worl-L"
Frances was the eldest daughter and third
child, and "her remarkable mind had alwaya
been a matter of pride In the family." Ac
the early age of 3 "she stood by tho side of
her aunt and read ono of the parabica cut of
the bible," She was aa Inordinate reader; she
read so much as a child that it kept the family
busy to keep tho books away from bar. Not
being permitted to read, she was obliged to
create romances of her own; her dolls had al
ways lived In her mind, "each china baby
and wax darling assuming roles, and she
loved to play alone with them, weaving for
each a romantic destiny." As a small child,
■when living in Manchester, we are told she
began to study character, especially such
as she met among the operatives. Through
a large iron gate she used to
watch ttcso operatives homeward
bound, "women and girls with their clegs
heavily clanking on. the paved walks and
their brooding faces shrouded la tho iadis
p*usablo woman's shawls." Through the
burs of this gate, when 0 years of ago, ''she
first saw the girl whom she afterwards
draped in romance and sent out to the world
as that "Lass o' Lowrie's, 1 a tall, handsome
figure, clothed accgrding to tha custom of
mill girls, with a long coarse linen apron over
the drtss. and tied close down the back with
strong tapes to guard against [dents from
machinery;" "she instantly riveted tha atten
tion of the maiden at the gate, but not till
lon- years after did Frances realize her to
hav-j been so wondrooely beautiful, for afc
that period of tho young romancer's life her
typo of femalo loveliness demanded rosy
cheeks and sparkling eyea; the refined
strength of tho girl had a fascination she
could not thea analyze, but sho has siace
looked in vain for a fac* so fair, a form so
Ilirs. Burnett's first literary effort vras
written at the ago of 7, and was a poem,
"Church Bolls," which was immediately de
stroyed; her second, also a poem, in tho saruj
year, was shown to her mother. Oue Sunday
evoking, v.-hen the family had all sons to
church, she began a dolorous poem, entitled
"Alone;" Suddenly striking another key, sho
launched into la humorou3 description of the
■woes of old bachelorhood. When Air?. Hodg
son 'returned, Frances followed her into her
room aud read the effusion. Tho reader was in
terrupted with exclamations of "how clever,"
"how very funny/ "Where diri you find
it;" was whet waa said whorTit.wasendedJ
Learning that Frances had written it, she
stooped down and kissed her, saying, "My
child, I believe you have tho gift of tea
talents." "No,' mamma." replied Franctw,
with farm conviction, "I am not clever;
you think so because you love n;t»; a
little girl who 'i 3 clever would love
arithmetic better than I do." A
Btcry immediately followed the poom,
the title of which was "Frank Ellsworth; or,
Botohelor's Buttons," This was read in sec
tions to her mothor, and thon destroyed, for
her brothers, discovering her delight in scrib
bling, instituted a system of bantering and
teasing, holding her efforts in utter contempt
as "girl's romance,""ailly stuff," and treating
it with unditguisod disdain. For want of a
better place Frances used to write her stories
in her expense book. Once, when visitiug an
aunt in the country, the good old lady looked
through the bureau in Frances' room to sat
isfy herself as to the orderly habits of her
charge. Sho opened the little book, aiid sup
plementary to the modest rows of figures wae
a story, entitled, "Mlllfcent's Romance.''
"What's this?" sternly demanded the lady to
the culprit, who stood near. "Only a little
scribbling of mine," said the abashed girl.
"Do not waste your time in that
foolish way," was the encourag
ing advice. Her second story was
rather more pretentious; its Jitio was
"Cek-ste; or, Fortune's Wheel," nnl the
manuscript ■was kept/until the family left
England, when it was Lumed, with papers of
like nature.
she' came to the I
had made notes fora story wb
America. In rlj
life i!

that she would □
as teacher ;va3 "all
ly iv vr. irroncy—pol
ST. t' > ■
<y tj buy po
She didnt like to ask her tool
becauso she didnt want him to knov
she proposed doing, so she and her sister got
up early one morning and picked blacl
ries, which they sold at a nei r town
and bought the necessary stamp?. Ie wtm
arranged with a frienl that all
tions from tho periodicals to which she sent
the manuscript should bo mailed under cover
to him. Finally the story \?as posted and an
answer came from the publisher say
ing that he would publish it, but not pay for
it. Tho author concluded that if it was
worth publishing it was worth paying for, so
she asked him to return it, which he did, and
she sent it to Mr. Louis A. Godey, editor and
proprietor of Godey's Lady's Book, who at
once accepted it and wrote for more. She
sent him more, and he paid her £25 a piece
for each of the short stories.
Urgent need was the spur that induced
Mrs. Burnett to rattle off these stories. When
she had once be^un she wrote with ama/.iag
rapidity. Her contributions were accepted
by Ballou"s, Frank Leslie's, Peterson's, Har
per's, and Scribner's, and The New .
Weekly, this biographer mi^ht add, bur
does not. "Dolly" appearad in 1872, in The
Ladies' Friend, edited by Mrs. Henry Peterson,
and was ths first novel which was afterward
nnblishfl.l in hook >"orrn-
Cheap Wtnter Quarters.
[Scientific American.]
In anticipation of winter tha Italians em
ployed in building a Mains railroad have
made a little village. Two forked sticks were
driven into the ground and a pole laid across,
against which other poles were leaned on
either side, thus making an A-tent. On these
rods were laid, beginning at the bottom and
going to the top. Between the roof of poles
and the turf a layer of boughs was placed.
The ends were constructed in the same man
ner. A hole answers the double purpose oi
door and window. A singularly constructed
furnace and chimney warms the hut, dried
the macaroni, cooks their food, and carried
off a part of the smoke. Some of the struc
turea are of good size, while others are not
much larger than a dog kennel, which they
much resemble.
J^abor Trouble*.
PiTTSBuao, Jan. 5. —The sitcatios ia tho
glass lookout is cot materially changed.
The strike is nearly five months old, and
outwardly, at least, both sides present as
firm a from S3 at the commencement.
The execctiva board of the Knight of
Labor held n n:?etirg hers sozne days ago,
ciich it 13 learned was for tho purpc.so oi
tnking action to assist the g'nss wo:ker3,
if the !ockunl continues. It 13 state;; thr.t
sprits b'.vo Lsca crnplrtct! in-. Earops
for . rauulfcs - orx:.::•:.; iiso
glass vorhers thoie. and it 13 now claimed
that J.n Interaatioi.i: GI-js \7orieri* a -io
ciaiicn has been'foirr.cd v.llh a mtiaber:
ship of 75 COO, which irciucls:^ vrorl.en in
ell branches of the trada. There haa been
SCOtektn into tho Kni^hU or Labor ir»
this district. A meeting of the glass man
ufacturers of the country will be held in
Washington, D. C, on next ilsndsy, to
consider the tariff and the existing diffi
Chance In Triumph HaiiaK«m«ll
■ [Special Telegram to the Globe. !
BAi/mioar, lid. Jan. s.—Davul If.
Bates, vice president end assistant man
ager of the Western Union Telegr.Vph
company, has resigned and accepted the
management of the Baltimore & Ohio Tel
egraph company. Mr. Bates aa president
and manager will havo control of th en
tire system, including the other compan
ies organized for operation in direct com
munication with tho Baltimore «t Ohio.
Bates has been connected with Coil C!ow~
rey in war. times. It i* Mid the a3?;u.p
tion by Bates, of the Baltimore A Oiio
Telegraph significant of an organized
policy of expansion of that system. .
I Special Telegram to the Globo. J
Miles City, Mont., Jan. s.—The Yeilcw
stone Journal will publish to-marrow
morning a resume of the building opera
tions in Miles City during the Jpa?t year,
showing an expenditure of over $150,000.
There are no unoccupied stores or dwell
ings in tho town, and the demand ia so
great that the building will bo resumed a^
early this year as practicable. Among tho
more Important improvements decided
upon this year, are a brick school hon?p, a
brick hotel, four brick blocks Bad ; row
of brick dwelling houses; r»l-.; a brio£
building for a public hall. A scheme is
being perfected for introducing the e!eo
trio light.
KarrisU In .Spurt.
New Yobs, Jan. 5. —Judge Fcrgh'aon
rendered a decision to da, in the action
brought by Annie E. liigbee, to compel J.
Walker Vaughn to support her, on tho
ground of a mock marriage at a church
sociable at Flatbush, was valid, and i hat
she was hi 3 wife. The judge dismisses tho
complaint, holding the marriage ceromoDy
was cot legal and Higbee not the wife of
< t««l.
NkwTlobe, Jan. s.—Tho New York A«o
--ciated Press has elected tho following of
ficers: President, David M. Stone, Jour
nal of Commerce; secretary, Whitelaw
Reid, Tribune; executive commiitee. Cjrns
W. Field, Mail and Exjntss; Joseph Pa
liSzer, World, and David M.StJue,V&!<nut£
of Commerce.
Drlmoriin !
New YonK, Jan. s.—Chnrlea Delmoiiico,
tho noted restaurantuer, has been mi.-.-iug
for two long days, and anzioaa search is
being made for him. A short timo since
it waa alleged that he was insane.
Columbia oollego challenged Harvaid
to row fin eight-oared shell race.
iitiflil Pi.
The Denver '.ot tho Northwest ie the ter:aii:ul
point of three divisions of tho Rortl 1 rftcifia
Kailroed. It is located us the geographicnl cea
ter of that lino, It baa Lad a nio6t mcsTrAox,*
11 " FEBRUARY. 1883....1,000
" " MAY, 1883....1,910
" " JUNE, 1883. .2,460
" " AUGUST, ' 1883.-..3.000
The Brrmeh Line to tho Yellowstone fiftrional
Park has it« tenninnl point here, and all tho im
mense travel to that faraoue retort is compelled
to stop here from a few hor.rs' time to a Luu.bcr
of days. The principal Ehope of tLa railrowl
company between Brainerd and tho Pacific Gceiin
ere now being built here. TLeyvfpl pve em
ployment to probably ICOO men. Pino tinibor ia
plenty in tho eurroandir.g coontry, and v&rJoaa
sawmills intLe immediate vicinity of the Ui-sn
ftimieh work for hosts of employ, c. The TSslJeyo
of the Yellowstone, Shields sxA Smith rivers are
•rest:-..' very rich in agricultural refcources, and
are woll tied. Their trade ia entirely trir/nt/ury
to Lmn^ston, while magnificent cattle raiichea
aboiuxl in every diroction; vast icinoa of tnta bi
tuminoue coal, which c&a bo ebbed for l}% ceuit
per ton; also rich iron rcinos are within t"*/o to
four miles from toTni, Rd ere being worked.
The gold placer inmoe of Emigrant Gulch, Beaz
Crerice, Mill Creek, and Eight-Mile Creek, are
all in the Yellowstone Vallej ja£t south of LAi
ingston, diroctly tributary to it. aiiJ aro being
actively worked. That wonderfully rich quarto
countrr, silver and gold, known as the Ciark'o
Fork District, in south of town, and Livit.jston
is the headquarters and outfitting point. Im
mense deposits of limestone, sandstone, cloy ceil
tine brick clay, are bat two miles distant; arul tho
manufacture of lime is already an import in
dustry, this being the tint point after leaving Da*
lutL on the east, 1,000 miles, where lime rock ia
found. There are some 200 buildings in coureo
of construction. The Park Addition on ■which
the new #17,000 school house is expected to ba
built is tho mo6t desirable residence property in
town, while the Palace Addition contains tha
cheapest business property offered for —the
tendency of business and business improvements
being largely in that direction. There are two
banks, the First National and a private bank;'two
newspapers, one daily and one weekly . A smelt
ing and redaction company is also in process ot
formation, to be located here. There are many
chances for business enterprises of various kinda.
Like all new countries, the o< portunitiee for
profitable employment are very good and work
men as well as men of capital will find plenty ati
chances in and around the town. Livingston xb
lees than a year old, yot it is probably the second
largest city in Montana: It is not snrprieing
when one considers that agriculture alotie h&a
made Fargo; Northern Pacific company** rail
road shops, Brainerd; summer visitors, Saratoga;
lumber, Eau Claire; silver and gold mines, Den
ver; cattle Kansas City; iron and oo&l, Pittebarg;
that a combination of all of these factors as ib
found hero 6hould, within the next five years
make thia point a city of at least 50,000 people.
The prediction may seem a wild one, but we have
yet to see or know anyone who, a few years ago,
was accused of being wild then in their predic
tiocs, who predicted one-half of what has actual .
! ly occurred in the Northern Pacific country. We
I sold lot' in Fargo a few years ago for 100 each
j that would cell to-day for $10 COO; acres at James-1
; tows for 15 per acre (cost 48 cents) that U-usy
j sell for $1,500, and are built on. We hare seres
' to-day in Fargo which cost 18% cent* that axo
■ now in town lota selling at the rate of $1,250 pez
■ , acre. So lots at Livingston -which we now < flex
I at from $25 to $250 will, ix.side of 3 years, e-ell at:
. from $500 to 110,000 apiece. They have done co
} at nil good points on the road in the pest, r.r.u
\ they will in the future— particularly st an ercep
■ tJoi-Hlly good point like this. We ud*ance prk*>
' in Jii}y.
j. 63 East Third street, St. Paul.;
{ Fargo, Dakota.
! W. A. SMITH,
5 liecersl Agent Livingston, Montana „ :

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