The Big sales.
--The crowd in attendance at the recent cargo sales in Wilmington
is said to have been unprecedented.
Every section of the Confederacy
was represented, and the prices obtained for all articles were enormous.
Quinine sold, we hear, for $76.25 per ounce.
Last February it was slow at $16. The Wilmington Journal
, of Friday evening, says:
We have endeavored to get a schedule of prices obtained at the auction yesterday and day before for publication, but have been unable to do so. The prices paid for most articles would astonish the "Jews," who appeared to have been pretty well overslaughed in these sales.
They were, comparatively speaking, "nowhere." The Gentiles are said to have been the most successful bidders.
It is stated that citizens of Petersburg
alone expended $500,000.