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« THE HORSES.
[this column will appsar in the Globe every Mon
day morning Pertinent correspondence will be
thankfully received and should be addressed to
Tobf Editor, Globe office.]
landing of Volunteer as a Sire of Trotter*
-Standard Animal* at the Lake Couio
Stud-Kutrle* of Midway Runners In
Eastern Kveuta The American Horses In
Encland-The Trotting Stallion Pled
mont Sold to go to the Pacific Slope-
Growth or Racing as a National Sport-
I'i'Oi>osaln to Buy Foluntetr
During his last visit to New York Mr. R. 8.
Veeeh, of Louisville, Ky. , telegraphed to Mr.
Goldsmith of Orange county, to know wheth
er it was worth while for him to visit the
Walnut Grove Stnd, with a view to buying
Volunteer. Mr. Goldsmith's reply was as fol-
Wabhinotonville, Orange Cj., N. V.. Feb. 13,
1891.— R. 8. Vktech. Bsq. : Tour telegram was duly
received, bat being absent from my home, it was
not placei in my h*nds until too late to reply last
Is no person that would ba more wel
come at the farm than yourself, if the only object of
your visit would he the purchase of Volunteer, then
"jour trip would not be a profitable or sneceaiful oae,
as no breeder in Keutucky has money enough to bay
Volunteer ia a permanent fixture at the Walnut
Grove farm; and if he lays down in the uleepof
death before his owner, he will have an honorable
burial on the farm, and a suitable monument erected
over him to mark his resting place and to commom
orate his greatness, or his body wilt be presented to
some national instltut.on for scientific purposes.
1 have as hMh a regard for money as tn* most of
men for the uses which it may subserve, but there
are certain tilings which money cannot buy, as the
Teacher of old taught Simon the Samaritan. can
recall but one incident In all history so to the point
88 that related of our great Jurist, statesman and or
ator, Daniel Webster, who, when npja his deathbed,
and only a few hoars before his demise, directed his
attendant to have hi* herd of Short Horns driven up
before his window, where, wheu bolstered up on hla
couch, he might be permitted once more to look into
the broad, honest face 3 of those animals, that never
done him a wrong or deceived him. Was there ever
bo eloquent and well-merited a tribute paid to the
animal kingdom, and bo cutting a satire upon man?
The shadows and shams of life had then all de
parted, and the great man, just about to take his
leave of this world, desired to hold communion with
those honest faces once more and then depart.
My wife joins with me in a cordial invitation for
you to spend a day with us at the farm before you
return. With high regard lam yours, etc.,
... Alt>f;i GOLDHIiriH. i
The letter of Mr. Goldsmith, as above, is
fcxtiPmely creditable alike to bU]head aud heart,
to his head for the beauty of its construction
and diction, and to his heart for its manly and
feeling acknowledgment of the obligations he
has incurred by.and the love he bears for, this
distinguished representative of the animal cre
ation; for, it is ho disrespect to Mr. Goldsmith
to say, that with all his learning, his high eo
cial position and pleasant wordly rur
roundings, it is to the achievements of his
horse Volunteer that he owes to a very large
tstent the fact that his name is to-day a
household word in every nook and corner of
our broad land where any intertst is shown in
the breeding of the horse or turf sports.
Let U3, very briefly, see what Volunteer has
done to make him so highly prized. First,
then, his breeding, copied from the stud book:
Volunteer, b. h., foaled 1S04; bred liy Joseph
Iletzfl, of Florida, Orange county, New
York, got. by Rysdyk's ilamble
lonian, son of Adballab, dam Lidy Patriot,
(dam of Stntiuel 239* ) by Young Patriot; 2d
dam the Hulse mare, etc , owned by Alden
Goldsmith, Washingtonville, Orange county,
It is repeating an old story to say that
Kysdyk's Hambeltoniau, the sire of Volunteer,
was a most remarkable horse— the greatest
sire of trotters to the present time. From a
mere uuminal fee when first put into the stud,
the price advanced M he grew older and his
merits become known, until when death came
to him at a ripe age, hi 9 charge was $500. His
great superiority over the majority of sires
was his prepotency, the power to transmit the
trotting instinct so pronounced in him, his
kind and tractable disposition, and his general
characteristics to his sons.
The old horse is dead and gone aud his , j un?,
not only by right of lineal descent but from
having early demonstrated the possession of
like powers as their famous sirr, have usurped
his plnce in the stud. The greatest of these
Eoni, as far as the question has developed, is
undoubtedly Mr. Goldsmith's Volunteer, and
he will so live in the pedigrees of future studs.
I'nlike many of the Hambletonians, who
were plain in appearance— a fact th it ren
dered them unpopular with breeders until they
had demonstrated their superiority through
their get. Volunteer has size, flaish, and im
posing appearance, qualities he has been won
derfully successful in transmitting to his get,
along with that conformation of frame and
trotting lustinct, which has resulted
in placing his name at the head of the 2:30
sires now in the stud.
With the close of the trotting season of
1881 Volunteer had to his credit twenty two
performers, with a total of 550 heats in the
2-30 list, of which number five had records
below 9:20, three under 2,22, one with 2:23.
and three under 3 "H, a showing far superior
to any other living rfre. Darnel Lambert,
standing next in the 2:30 list, 21 in number, has
only one representative with a record below
2:20, and one below 2:21; Blue Bull next, one
below 2:20, and five below 224; Alniont, two
below 2:40; both below 2:20;
Bashaw, three below 2:24 one
8:19* ; George Wilkea one under 2.20
and three between that figure and 2:24 and so
ou all through the entire hat of trotting sires,
the difference becoming more, pronounced in
favor of Volunteer the further the comparison
Among the 2:30 performers sired by Volun
teer is the great. St. Julien, with a record of
2:11 i, and 61 heats better than
2:30, his colors in the race for
the fastest record only being lowered to
Maud S, (2:10 * ) while ia the amount of track
work he greatly surpasses his speedy rival.
Whether St. Julien has yet shown his
full speed is still an open question, he
unfortunately being out of condition last sea
son, when Maud 8 gained her present record.
Next to St. Julien stands Gloster, 2:17 and 85
heats better than 2:30; Alley 219 and 46 heats;
Bodine2:l9* and 66 heats; Driver 2:l9>£ and
129 heats; Amy 2.20>i and 28 heats; Huntress
2:20 X and 61 heats; Powers 2:21 and 40 heats;
Volney 2:23 and 12 heats; Unolala 2.23 * and
23 heats; Trio 2:23# and 8 heats; W. H. Allen
2:23# and 25 heats; Frank Wood 2:24 and 9
heats, and Carrie 2:24# and 13 heats.
The above figures show that Volunteer
not only excels as the sire of speedy
horses, but that he gives to his sons
and daughters, the necessary bone and muscle
and general bodily conformation to success
fully etand the severe strain of preparation
for the turf, and the wear and tear of active
turf campaigns year after year. This com
parison might be extended, with equally
favorable results, in showing the superiority
of Volunteer as a sire of trotters to the get of
his sons in the 2:30 list, but enough has already
been given to show that Mr. H. G. Finkle of
Moorhead, displayed a most wise discrimina
tion and sound judgment, when as noted in
the Globe of the 27th ult , after carefully in
specting the young stock of many of the fa
mous breeding establishments of the country,
including those of the Blue Grass region of
Kentucky, he selected for the head of his
trotting stud, upon his breeding farm near
Moorhead, the 3-year old bay colt Pioneer, by
Volunteer dam Miss Nodine. As then said Pio
neer was considered by those who had seen him
at Mr. Goldsmith's breeding farm, as the best
colt yet sired by Volunteer, possessing fine
size and appearance and exhibing the perfec
tion of action. With approved mares, auch
as Mr. Finkle now has, and it Is safe to
assume he will secure when making additions,
and such as intelligent breeders in Minnesota
and elsewhere will send to his embraces, Pio
neer will_uudoubtedly add-new laurels to the
-ame of \ olunteer as a sire of trotters, to the
Hambletouian family, and to Mr. Finkle as an
enterprising and intelligent breeder.
The American Horses in England,
The first of the racing events in England for
which American horses have been named— the
Lincoln handicap— is to be run a week from
Wednesday, March 22. Late mail advices show
Lorillard's Aranza and Peregrine to be on even
terms for this handicap, the betting stand
ing at 100 to 7. Alludine to this the Sports
man says: "For the Carholme race Peregrine
Avas decidedly the favorite at one time, 500 to
30 and 200 to 12 several times being followed
by the acceptance of 500 to 35. When, how
ever, the gentleman who has been co busy be
friending Aranza came upon the sceno the po
sition of affairs was somewhat altered, and the
American filly left off in equal request with
Peregrine, 1,000 to 60 and 500 to So being the
principal wagers recorded to her name."
The business for the week ending February
25 was very light on the Grand National, City
and Suburban, 2,000 Guineas and the Derby.
For the Grand National the only real business
done was 100 to 8 against Empress and 100 to
7 against Cypress. For the City and Suburban
:)0 to 1 was* taken against Whitechapd, 25 to
1 against Lucy Glitters and 40 to 1 against Big
Jemima. For the 2,000 Guineas the only
transaction recorded on the 23th was a "cen
tury" at 10 to 1 accepted against Troll, while
for the Derby 28 to' 1 was accepted against
Kingdom and 33 to 1 against Mr. Lorillard's
Alluding to the Lincolnshire handicap, the
Sportsman's Newmarket commissioner Eays:
"Aranza and Mistake are looking and moving
very well indeed. The former, as I have here
tofore stated, is a great, good-looking mare,
and the latter moves in an amiable manner
since he has been added to the list. In fact,
the Americau stable has a fairly good chance
with these two animals to win the first great
handicap of the season."
Of the work done by the American horses
on the 24th, the Sporting Life says that on
the race-course side at Newmarket, Pincus
"gave Mistake, Iroquois, Gerald, Sachem,
and AranZi two steady pace mile-gallops the
reverse way of the flat," and that at Sbipton,
with a fine" spring morning, "the horses were
out in good time. Foxhall, accompanied by
Golden Gate, Romeo, Bookmaker, and Crom
well had a couple of nice canters, after which
Golden Gate, Cromwell and General Scott cov
ered a mile at a steady pace. The two-year
olds took trotting and cantering exercise, all
Bruce, the Derby favorite, continues to do
good work. At a dinner recently given by
the Albert club, Mr. Rymil, his owner, in
reply to a personal toast, said that he believed
that Bruce would win. The quotations on the
24th ult. were 0 to 1 against Bruce and 9 to 1
against Gerald. Alluding to the American,
the Sporting Life on the 25th ult. said of
Gerall and Sichem's chances for the 2,000
guineas: "The almost necessarily ob
served, however, are the Ameri
can colts Gerald aud Sachem.
The latter is a big, mealy chestnut horse
something after the style and stamp of- Bar
rett, such a great failure, m this country last
year, and there is just the possibility that the
son of War Dance and Sly Boots may cut up
much after the same manner. He iB somewhat
short, too, and bears with him altogether a
'soft' appearance. On the other hand, Geraid
is a colt of nice size, lengthy and a rare goer,
showing far more character than is generally
the case with our visitors. He appears, too,
sound enough now, but has developed a nasty
irritable temper that necessitates his being ex
ercised in blinkers, though only now in steady
work. What will be the result when "pitch
ed" into and hi 3 eyes opened a bit is subject of
conjecture but still may be pretty correctly
anticipated, and probaliilUies are that he will
train himself pretty light before being asked
a question by his trainer. I'ndet such cir
cumstances I should hardly think the home
colors will be lowered by his aid in the first
:5-year-old event of ISS2."
The "Special Commissioner' of the London
Sportsman, after giving his opinion of each
of the horses in Mr. Lorillard's stable, says:
"Taking the horsts in this team altogether,
they are looking very well, but I fear there is
not, another Derby or Bt. Leger in prospective
for Mr. Lorillard and Jacob Pincus. Indeed,
I think that Iroquois is still the trump card
of the stable, and he will, in my opinion, take
more beating for the City and Suburban than
Gerald for the Derby."
Midway Runners In the East
The Spirit of the 11th publishes the entire
list of nominations to the fixed events at
Jerome Park, Long Branch, and Saratoga,
which closed March 1 . In the list for several
of the events we find four representatives of
Commodore Klttson's thoroughbred stock,
viz : Blue Lodge, eh. in,, 5 years, by Fellow
craft—Bonnie May; Mrs. Chubbs, eh. m., 4
years, by Wanderer— Nannie McDowell; Heck,
, b. c.,3 years, by Leamington— Sister of Mercy;
La Belle N., r.h. f., 3 years, by Reform—
Margara. These horses are in the stable of
Mr. Somerville, and will run in his colors.
They are entered as follows;
Blue Lodge and Mrs. Chubbs— American
Jockey Club: Great Metropolitan stakes
(handicapj, of $lOoeach, h. f. and only $15
if declared by May 20, with $1,000 added, one
mile and a half, 41 nominations; Fordham
Handicap Bweepstakes, of $30 each, h. f. and
only $10 if declared by May 20, with $500 ad
ded, one mile and a quarter, 67 nominations,
Monmouth Park; Long Branch Handicap, a
sweepstakes of $50 each, h. f., and only $10 if
declared by 4 o'clock p. m. of June 30, with
$500 added, one mile and a quarter, 68 nomi
Heck and La Belle N.— Monmouth Park:
Newark stakes, for 3 year olds, of $50 each for
starters, with $1. .500 added, of which $500 to
the second, one mile, 41 nominations; Trenton
stakes, for 3 year olds, of $50 each for start
ers, with $1,500 added, of which $500 to the
second, one mile and a quarter, 23 nomina
Heck— Monmouth Park: Raritan stakes, for
3-year olds, not having won a stake of $1,000
when 2-year olds, of $50 each for Btarters,
with $1,500 added, of which $500 to second,
one mile and three furlongs, ?.5 nominations.
La Belle N.— Monmouth Park: Elizabeth
stakes, for 3-year old fillies, not having won a
stake of $1,000 wken 2-year olds, of $50 each
for starters, with $1,500 added, of which $50
to second, one mile and a quarter, 27 nomin
ations. Jt jk
Mr. Somerville has other nominatWaf than
the horses of Commodore Kittson in these and
other events at these meetings.
Registration of Lake Como Stud Trot
Mr. Wm. L. McGratb, proprietor of the
Lake Como Stud Farm, has very wisely regis
tered eight head of his trotting bred *tock in
Wallace's Monthly, such publication being an
official certificate of the registration and sta
tus of the animal. With the registration Mr.
McGrath has also changed the name of his
excellently bred trotting stallion from Thesus
to Hambletonian Pilot, the compound
name indicating the two predomi
nant strains of trotting blood rep
resented in his breeding. The ani
mals, registered are: Hambletonlan Pilot,
No. 1,591, standard under rule 6, he
being the progeny of a standard horse out of
a standard mare. Oakwood, b. c. 2-year-old,
by DeGraff & Hopkins Alexander, dam Polly
McGrath by Tramp, standard under rule 7,
being by a standard horse out of a marc by
a standard horse. So well pleased is Mr.
McGrath with Oakwood's fine form and splend
id trotting action, he proposes keeping
bim for stud purposes, first giving him
an opportunity to show his quality
a3 a turf performer. Qf the others
registered, Daisy Tramp, Timbrel,
Temperance and Tambourine are standard,
the other two not fully meeting the require
ments. Mr. McGrath naturally feels gratified
that his stock stands so well under the rigid
rules adopted to designate standard animals.
Turf and Breeding Brevities.
R. C. Pate's trotting mares, Lucille, 2:11,
! and Kate Middleton, 2:23, are being given pre
i paTatory work upon the St. Louis jockey club
It i 3 reported that Kentucky Wilkes has re
covered from the effects of the accident sus
ST. PAUL, MONDAY MORNING, MABCH 13, 1882.
tained early in the winter, and will be lit to
trot this season.
A letter from W. W. Bair, driver of Maud
S., to a Cincinnati friend, intimates that, in
case Maud S's record is beaten, she will again
appear on the turf.
The Buffalo management proposes to give
three special purses at its August meeting:
One of $8,000 for green horses; $1,000 for 4
year olds, and $1,000 far 3-year olds.
The Chicago Horseman, with its issue of
the 4th inst., entered upon its second volume.
The Horseman is steadily improving in ex
cellence, and its genpral appearance indicates
a healthy support.
Several public sales of runners and trotters
will take place during the present month and
April, and it will be strange, indeed, if all are
concluded without some purchases being
made for the Midway stud.
The board of directors of the Chicago Driv
ing park has definitely decided to change the
date of opening the summer t rotting meeting
from Monday, July 17, to Saturday, July 15, in
order to allow for a rainy day, and yet give time
for the horses to fulfil their engagements at,
Cleveland the following week.
Mr. W. P. Balch of Boston, has decided to
change the date for closing the entries for his
$10,000 double team race, to be trotted over
Mystic Park track June 14 next, from April 1
to May 1, and the entries for the other events
which will make the day conspicuous in turf
annals, will be similarly postponed.
Dr. L. Jlerr, Lexington, Ky., has recently
sold to a New York party a bay colt 10 months
old by Mambrino King, dam Silver Lake by
Lakeland's Abdallah for $1,000, and a bay filly
21 months old, by Mambrino Abdallah, dam
as above, to same party, also for $1,000. Aa
offer of $1,500 for 17 months old colt was re
The Indiana and "Illinois trotting circuit as
sociation announce meetings as follows: Terre
Haute, May 30 and 31, June land 2; Pvock
ville, June 6, 7 and 8; Craw fords ville, June IS,
14 and 15; Lafayette, June 20, 21, 22 and 23;
Mattoon, June 2 c Jand 30, and July 1; Danville,
July 4, 5, 6 and 7. The csmbined purse of the
circuit will be $20,000.
An lowa reader of the Globe sencU 113 the
pedigree of the Hamblelonlan stallion Faith
ful, recently brought into Lyon county, that
state, by Mr. A. J. Bailey. Faithful is bay,
foaled 1870, bred by M. Crittenden, Willett,
New York; sire Crittenden's Hambletonian,
son of Rysdyk's Hambletonian, dam Jen
Lord, also *y Rysdyk's Hambletonian; g. d.
Molly Jakens by Shark.
The National Asaociatiou of Trotting-Horee
Breeders w ill hold an introductory meeting at
Island Park, Albany, in August, and several
stakes to be decided at it, as well as at the reg
ular meeting in October, are now open to
close April 1. The membership of the asso
ciation is large, and we hope that every breeder
and owner recognizes the importance of mak
ing engagements for his coltr..
Mr. Theodore Walton, New York city, the
American plunger, has registered his racing
colors in England. They are white with scar
let braces and cap. Already the telegraph has
brought us the news of two defeats sustained
by his horse Buttler, aged, by Pace or Von
crussen, who, starting favorite for the Grand
international Hurdle Handicap March 7, ran
unplaced, as he aluo did for the Kempton Park
Hurdle, March 10.
The Spirit is informed that James R. Keene
contemplates the purchase of a farm within
easy reach of New York city, combining breed
ing paddocks and training gronnds, aud that
with the close of the present season. Fex
hall and the remainder of the stable in En
gland will return to this country, making it
possible that the American public will have
an opportunity of seeing the ( lesarwilch hero
meet Hindoo and Thorn In the Cups.
The Spirit most forcibly illustrates the rapid
growth of racing as the popular national
sport by a tabular statement of the entries at
Jerome and Monmouth Parks and Saratoga
from 1870, from which we summarize the fol
lowing showing: IS7O,- stakes 14, entries, 2SG;
1875, stSkes 19, entries 459; 1878, stakes 17,
entries 466; 1879, stakes 21, entries 625; 1880,
stakes 23, entries 059; 1881, stakes 30, entiies
1,870; 1882, stakes 48, entries 1,937. The in
crease in handicap events, all ages in the same
time, has been from 2Sf> to 1 ,937.
The most important horse sale the past
week was that of the trotting stallion Pied
mont to Gov. Leland Stanford, of California,
by S. J. Morgan of Chicago. The considera
tion is Raid to be $17,500. His record is
2:17>4", the lowest of any Etallion now on the
turf, and it is stated he showed 2:16 in private
last season. Piedmont is by Almont, son of
Alexande's Abdallah, he by Rysdyk's Ham
bletonian, dam Mag Furguson by Mambrino
Chief. It is stated he will bo
sent to Governor Stanford's Palo
Alto stock farms, California, and be put in
the stud with Electioneer and Gen. Benton,
sires of /red Crocker, Wildflower, Bonita,
Hinda Rosa, and many other speedy young
animals. Mr. Stanford also purchased from
Mr. Morgan the 0 year old mare Happy
Dream by Happy Medium, and will breed her
The first page of The Spirit of March 11,
contains a picture of a colt which has been
named Professor Going, 10 months old March
8, who may be well considered something of a
marvel. He is by Idol, son of Mambrino
Chief, dam Martha Washington. In the de
scription accompanying the picture it is stated
the colt "weighed 135 lbs. one hour after foal
ing, and it is a fact that, while a suckling, it
became necessary to remove him from bis
dam for prudential reasons." Three days before
he was ten mont old he tamed the
scales at 770 pounds, and under the standard
stood 14 % hands at the withers and 15 hands
at the rump. When exercised at the halter
he js said to strike at 2:40 gait, covers 18 feet
in his stride, and has "that loose, easy action
which Is the poetry of motion in a trotter,
and always Indicative of a reserve of speed."
His name is in honor of Professor Going, the
veterinary editor of The Spirit.
' The Yokes at the Opera House.
This world-renowned family Trill make its
appearance at the Opera House thi3 evening.
The entertainments given by this family,
without doubt, afford the most rational and
legitimate amusement of any organization
that travels. The family seems to be one of
artists, natural artists, who are so for the
reason that nature made them so, and they
can't be otherwise. : They ; are popular
wherever they go and their entertainments
never fail to draw full houses. They will be
here for three nights and will open with "The
Belles of the Kitchen," which is as full of
humor, good music and good acting as can
well be imagined. . ;- .■<•■* •.-.-•
The lihtmntin Concert.
The concart at the Athenaeum last night, of
the German society and Seibert's orchestra,
was pretty well attended, though not quite as
large an audience was present as usual, owing
to the fair at Turner hall. The Maennerchor,
under Prof. Manner, gave, for the first time in
concert, the Myrtle Blossoms waltz, assisted
by the orchestra. This is one of the latest
compositions of the great waltz king, and fully
sustains his reputation. Mr. Danz was loudly
applauded for his trombone solo, which was
full of difficulties, and he deserved all he got.
11 Lohengrin," by Wagner, the last number on
the programme, was given by the orchestra
with spirit and good execution, but notwith
standing all its beauties and the excellent
manner in which it was rendered, it failed to
enlist the sympathy of the audience, and was
received with only moderate favor. The con
cert waß a very excellent one, and m« with
the usual fator.
In planning amusement going for the week
the presence of the renowned Oscar, Thursday
evening, should not be forgotten . His lecture
will undoubtedly draw.
UP AND AT 'EM.
The Manh of Public Sentiment Upon the
Millers' Monopoly— Practical Illnstra-
tratlon of the Bobbery of the Farmers.
By a resolution which we publish elsewhere
it will be seen that the farmers of Mankato
township have taken the Initiative In railing
meeting to consider and discuss subjects per
taining to the existing state of affairs. It if a
step in ths right direction. We are told that
the "Lord helps those that help themselves,"
and there is here a fine opportunity to verify
Good Example to Follow.
[Ada, Norman County, Alert.]
The farmers throughout the state arc organ
izing to protect themselves against the wheat
monopoly kn®wn as the Minneapolis Millers'
association. It would not be a bad idea te
follow their example in the Red River val
Going to be a Funeral.
[St. Peter Tribune.]
The farmers throughout the state are hold
ing meetings and discussing the wheat ques
tion and forming alliances. Will the larmers
of Nioollet and lie Sueur counties take a hand
or will they wait and come in at the funeral?
There is undoubtedly going to be a funeral if
the farmers stick together and push things,
for when they unite for business they can kill
any monopoly that exists in the state.
How to Qet Competition is the Rub
Th St. Paul Globe is devoting itself largely
of late to fighting the Minneapolis Millers'
association, which practically controls the
wheat market of the northern and western
portions of the state, and which is, as the
Globe charges, toll at both ends by lowerine;
both grade and price. Of course they do and
will continue to do it as long as the farmers
will submit to it. Competition is the only
thing which will ensure fair prices for any
thing, and wheat is no exception to the rule.
A Little Taffy to Allay the Storm .
[Redwood Falls Gazette.]
A Minneapolis grain dealer declares that
the Millers' association of that city is on the
point of dissolution. He thinks that within
a year grain will be sold there in open market
as at Milwaukee and Chicago, and that Minne
apolis will become the greatest wheat market
in the Northwest. The Press comments that
such a change would be better for the farmers,
better for the millers, and better for the c ity.
In view of the recent widespread dissatisfac
tion with the Millers' association, a change
cannot well be the worse for the producer.
The Rented t/ in the Ballot.
Things have come to such a pass that toler
ance has ceased to be commendable. The
rapacious greed of the Minneapolis millers
must be blocked, or matters will grow on to
be even worse than they are at present. It is
not alone in this county that farmers are be
stirring themselves. Call 3 are out for mass
meetings in two or three other sections of the
state. Organized monopoly must be firmly
met by a solid organization of tbe opposition.
As long as the ballot is left us, we have the
remedy in our own hands, and there should be
no hesitation in crushing out the monster.
Let the farmers Arouse.
[Pope County Press.]
What are the farmers of Pope county doing,
or going to do* Are they asleep? It looks as
though they were. It is about time they were
waking up, and taking some action, so that
their voices may he heard, in unison with
those of other counties, in this movement. It
will not do to trust too much in the building
of the Little Falls & Dakota railroad. What
guarantee have we that the millers' associa
tion will not occupy our railroad and keep
competition off, as they are attempting to do
along the St. Paul, Minneapolis A Manitoba
road'? Let us hear from others, and let a mass
meeting of the farmers of the county be called
to meet at the court house in this place as soon
as practicable— before they commence their
spring's work — to take such action as they
may deem best.
A Voice from Chicago.
[Prairie Farmer, Chicago.]
The farmers of Minnesota and the mi.lers
of Minneapolis are at war. The millers met
in December and adopted new rules for grad
ing and buying wheat, and took such future
action as the state grange declares produced a
decline of from 10 to SO cents per bushel in
wheat, when there was no corresponding de
cline in the other markets of the world. The
grangers call it plundering, and denounce the
millero' association as a devouring monopoly.
They intimate also that the railroad companies
of the state have favored the millers, and the
latter are called upon to manifest their pro
posed future course. They declare that the
farmers can get along without the mills, but
that The mills cannot do withQut the farmers.
Mass meetings are to be held, and the whole
subject thoroughly ventilated.
Elect a Legislature
[LeSaeur Sentinel. |
The farmers of various parts of the state
are holding conventions and forming "alli
ances'' to protect themselves against the wheat
buying monopolies, but as yet no practical
means of relief have been made manifest. In
our judgment the real root of the evil will be
found jointly in the grading of wheat and
in the discrimination of railroads in
furnishing transportation facilities and
rebates to large wheat buyers in the
direct interest of the roads and the
Minneapolis Millers' association, which are
denied to small Independent buyers and
farmers who may be desirous of clubbing to
gether and shipping car load lots. It is well
known that these monopolies, working in
harmony "with the railroads, combine to run
up prices where their interests demand it until
small buyers and shippers are driven out of
the market, and then drop below the market
price as soon as the object 1 1 accomplished,
and we are Informed that on tha line of the
Minneapolis & St. Louis road in this county
no wheat can be shipped elsewhere than to
Minneapolis. The farmers have some
measure of remedy against these evils
which rob them of a part of
the little point there is in wheat raising by
electing men to the next legislature who have
interests in common with them and who
have sufficient intelligence and honesty to
secure the passage of laws enforcing honest
grading of wheat and to compel railroad
companies to give equal facilities and equal
rates to all shippers of car lots of wheat to
whatever market they may seek. This much
can at least be done. Farmers must awaken
to their interests at once, and see that none
but true men be sent to the next legislature
men who know their sovereign rights and dare
maintain them .
Advancing Prices to Crowd Out Competi
It was known to them that their grading
governed all wheat along this line until they
came into direct competition with the Duloth
market, by way of the Northern Pacific, and
and they at once saw that here was their
chance to strike, and they at once improved it
by reducing the grade to one grade lower in
each instance, and making the difference in
price between No. 2 and No. 3 so great as to
more than make them whole.
Now when we think that under the old
I grading there would have been but little nmn
! ber one in last ytar'a crop, and the majority of
it number three, we begin to realize where the
farmers are placed nsder the present system
of grading:, and can easily see why it is that
farmers are hauling their grain thrible the
distance to the Hastings & Dakota, where they
obtain the old standard grade.
The elevator men were helpless in their
effort to remedy this evil, as the wheat they
sent from their houses received its market in
spection grade at Minneapolis, and entered
upon the world's market with the millers'
grade tagged upon each and every car, and had
to be sold under their seal and edict.
What is the result? Mr. Davidson finds
that nnder that sort of regime his line of ele
vators cease to be a paying investment, be
comes dingusted and offers to sell out The
plan has worked to better advantage than
even the millers had anticipated, and they are
too anxious to relieve Mr. Davidaon of his
bad bargain, and they at once buy him out.
Now they have elevators of their own along
the entire line and all they have left to do is to
kill off the independent elevators, then they
will have it all their own way.
How do they proceed to do this? By regu
lating the price at the different stations; by
coupling Dassel and Darwin at ono price,
LitchfieTd and Grove City at another, and so on
up the line as far as they dare. The independ
ent elevators cannot stand such discrimina
tion, and suffer in consequence.
This plan was not working fast enough to
suit them, however, and a short time since
their buyers were paying four cents per bushel
more for wheat at Grove City than at Litch
field. The result is the wheat goes to Grove
City, the independent buyers cannot stand the
rise, and discontinue, and the independent ele
vators of Litchfleld also suffer greatly from
loosing the wheat which they have a right to
expect to come to them.
How it Works in Southern Minnesota.
[Blue Earth City Post.]
"The meeting of the farmers in the court
house on Saturday last, indicated more than
usual interest in the question of buying wheat.
The grievances they allege to exist are that
the Millers' Association, and the great corpor
ation of wheat buyers on the Southern Min
nesota and Northwestern roads, have com
plete control of the wheat markets of the
state, and regulate the prices paid, and
establish such rules for grading that the
benefits are all on one side; that the
railroad companies are working in har
moßy with the "rings," and that com
petition in buying is entirely out of the ques
tion. It is further alleged that these great
corporations pay the regular freight tariff but
receive a draw- back on each car load, of a cer
tain amount which enables them to pay more
for wheat whenever competition enters the
market, and thus drive out other buyers. We
do not know that tnis is true on this road,
but that it is so on other roads we do know.
For instance, the tariff on wheat from St.
Charles to Chicago is fifteen cents per bushel.
On each car load shipped the buyer, and only
one is permitted to enter the market, receives
a rebate ef $12.50. The tariff from Rochester
is eighteen cents per bushel, and the rebate
is $15 a car. This is the rule all
over the sta'.e, and especially so
where additional buyers are put on the mar
ket. It will be seen at once that local buyers
are unable to stand the pressure. They might
do so were it possible for the sellers to com
bine and protect the local buyer by refusing to
sell to a monopoly, even at an advance of one
or two cents a bushel. But such a course Is
impossible. There is no class so difficult to
hold together in a combination as tke farming
class. They are so scattered through the
country that it is not possible to Involve such
a system of local buying, but that the monied
kings who control the market, can control
them by tempting offers of a higher price per
bushel than the local buyers can afford to pay.
[Rochester Record and Union.]
The wheat inspectors don't always have
smooth sailing. Mr. Buck sent a car of wheat
to Chicago that weighed fifty-seven pounds
per bushel, and was straight No. 2 hard. The
inspector at Chicago graded In No. 3. A pro
test was made when the chiof inspector ex
amined it and pronounced it No. 3, because he
said It was bleached. A committee was ap
pointed to examine It and they called it No. 3,
also, but a buyer happened to see it and paid
two and a half cents more than No. 2 price for
it. But /or this Mr. Buck would have lost
fifteen cents a bushel. J. M. Cole bought
some of the same kind and said it was the
best wheat he bad bought this year. Mr. T.
Whiting sent two cars of fifty-seven and a half
pound wheat to Chicago, and one car was con
demned add the other went No. 2, but both
were exactly the same.
f Mankato .Review.]
The above case shows ear marks of such
manipulations, and that they are up to all
kinds of tricks to drive out competition, and
embarrass and even cause loss to parties
making Independent shipments, and thus
tighten the hold upon the farmers of South
ern Minnesota, we have not the slightest
doubt. All these thing! indicates that in the
struggle for "honest weights, honest grades
and a free market," the farmers will have a
fierce and closely contested fight.
There were thirty- eigM tramps in the city
hall last night, and a more miserable lot of
beer-soaked men it would be hard to find. The
floor of the corridor was one mass of sleeping
vagrants, lying in every imaginable position.
Another large audience attended the gospel
meeting and song service yesterday afternoon
at the Y. M. C. A. rooms. Mr. D. R. Noyeß
gave an excellent bible reading on the "Evil
Use of Good Things." The singing by the
choir was of more than usual interest.
Some days ago it was stated, in connection
with the finding of a body in the river at first
thought to be Kauffmann's, that he had been
heard from in Germany. This is a mistake.
He has been missing since last October, and
letters sent to friends la Germany state that
they have neither seen nor heard of him there.
A telephone call was received from the city
hospital at the polica headquarters last
evening asking that an officer be sent
up right away. Officer Palmer was sent to the
institution and returned with Henry McGregor
in custody. McGregor was an inmate of the
hospital, but preferred raising a poll parrot
and a monkey time to lying inrbed and under
going treatment, hence his arrest.
Officer O'Keefe arrested a man on Seventh
street yesterday afternoon, chock full of ele
gant booze and unable to walk. Whan searched
at the city hall letters of introduction were
found on him in which he was represented to
be a nephurof Lord Jennengi and a clergy
man of tfc^Church of England. He was too
full to^glve his name, but will have
that opportunity this morning when taken be
fore the court.
Officer Lowell arrested J. A. W. Miller on
St. Peter street last evening for being drank.
Miller was drunk, yes, too awfully drunk. He
was enjoying himself by kicking down a picket
fence in front of his boarding house, inside of
which was his trunk, which his landlady was
holding until his board bill was satisfied. Mil
ler didn't want to go with the officer, but
af te' being assured htat it was absolutely nec
essary he consented.
The second round in the Ahem and De-
Tine fight was fought yesterday afternoon
without any one being hurt. A'Herne, fa
miliarly called "slim Jim," seems determined
to pulverize Devine, but either lacks muscle
or pluck, for in the two rounds fought he has
failed to hurt him Devine says he don't want
to fight and has no reason to, but will not be
made a sand bag out of for any man. If
"slim Jim" makes as good a run for city
treasurer as he does In a fight, he will certain
ly be elected— to stay at home. Judge Burr
will look into both rounds this morning and
will decide the battle by disposing of otic or
Washington, March 13, la. m —Indica
tions for the TTpper Mississippi and Missouri
valleys, fair weather, north wind, shifting to
east and south, rising, followed by falling Dar
ometer; slight fall, followed by slowly rising
AMENDING THE HOUSE RULES.
[Special to the Western Associated Press.]
Washington, March 12.— The house Re
publican caucus committee, at a meeting
yesterday, did not decide to call the caucus to
consider the proposed omendmetts to the
house rules, and it is not' probable c ne will be
called for that purpose. It is prettj generally
thought the chances for the adoption of the
new rules would be decreased if a 6 rlct party
fight was accepted on them. The Democrats
are not at all united, ard it is known there
was not a quorum present when Randall's
resolution was adopted by the Democratic
caucus. It was the intention of Reil to bring
up the majority report Tuesday, with the hope
that discussion of the amendmen.6 may be
concluded during the week and actic n secured
The committee on foreign relations will ex*
amine Shipherd Wednesday and by nany it is
anticipated that after the investigat on of the
Chili-Peruvian business on the part of the
house will be allowed to flag. A much more
searching inquiry is expected of the senate
committee, which will sit with closed doors.
Senators are in no special hurry to be
gin, one of them this evening le marking
they might as well await th) return
of the result as he had in all probab.lity been
an active diplomatist from the begicning ai.d
had an eye to business if there was any show.
TAHIIF COM MISSION BILL.
The tariff commission bill comes up in the
senate to-morrow and an effort will be made to
bring up the house bill early in the week. Its
friends are not sanguine of its passage in
either house. - ,1
The congressional temperance society held a
second public meeting this evening. Ad
dresses were made by Senator Vance, of North
Carolina, Hepburn, lowa, and Indian Com
missioner Price. :
OVER THE OCtAN.
Protest Agalnet the Attempt of Russian
Panslavlßts to Provoke a War with Ger
many—Austrian Successes in Herzego
vinla. ■■■/■ ■-' >•■ ■-*; .
St. Petebtbttbg, March 12.— The Solos at
tacks the Russian Panslavists. It declares no
valid reason exists for war. The late czar it
says cultivated the most cordial relation with
Germany as he considered war with that na
tion would be a dreadful calamity. The ar
ticle concludes as follows: Let us hope the
efforts of the Panslavists will be ineffectual in
the name of justice and common sense, and
for the love of the Russian people bring this
dispute to an end. We desire peace, above all
with Germany, as in the event of war the vie
or would pay too dearly for success.
- GENERAL FOREIGN.
Tunis, March 12.— The Italian consul-gen
eral has protested against the insecurity of
life and property in the regency. He declares
he will hold the bey responsible in. the event
of Italians losing their lives.
It is reported that the insurgents have
proclaimed All Kalifa their leader, bey of
.Tunis. :— \
Vienna, March 12.— At a council of Aus
trian and Hungarian ministers the minister of
war announced the complete Austrian occu
pation of Cavoscie. ' He contemplated the
speedy pacification of Herzegovnia.
ROCHESTER, JV. V.', TOBACCO WORKS.
Open An tensive Wholesale Hiuso In
„- St. Paul. _ >■'!'!:■>••
; Every day brings something new. Some
new evidence of the growing commercial im
portance of St. Paul. Among the ding to
bacco works in ths country is that of S. F.
Hess & Co., of Rochester, N. Y. The house is
nearly fifty years old and has abundance of capi
tal to transact its immense business. It is a
compliment to St. Paul that such a house
should establish a commercial brand in this
city, to be a depot of supply for the great
northwest. They have secured quarters in
the Metropolitan hotel block, and placed Mr.
C. Fitch Lewis in charge of the business.
One feature inaugurated is to make it abso
lutely wholesale and .not even sell c gars by
the box to smokers. They expect to deal with
jobbers and retailers only. Order* from job
bers will be taken here and forwarded to the
factory direct for filling, while the goods kept
on hand in St. Paul will be supplied to retail
dealers. It is the intention to make the St
Paul branch a permanent and extensive house
and from this point supply the vast territory
tributary to this city. •
No house in the country surpasses that of
Hess & Co. in quality of goods and ntyle . of
putting them up. Every package, or pail, or
paper or bag of tobacco, is put up in superb
style. They have the "Seal Skin' brand
of cigars which are immensely popu
lar as their extensive sales prove.
Their brands of cigars are numerous and
choice and the most fastidious . can supply
their wants with this house. Their Gold
Clip cigarette is bavin* a great run an- 1 grow
ing in favor daily. For smoking .«! White
Man's" and "Progress" brands are 'superb.
They are cut plug from Kentucky leaf and
when the consumer once obtains the brand he
calls again. Their Premium fine cut . lias no
superior in the country. All of : these goods
are held at moderate prices, whea quality is
considered, and the house is winning friends
rapidly. . -.• ity/?
J. Murray, of Joliet, 111., is In St Paul. ;
C. Oath, of Montreal, spent yesterday in the
T. W. Bassett, of Chicago, spent Sunday in
£ O. Rudd, of Budd Mills, was doing the
- J. Walker Qulnlan, of San Francisco, Is at
the Merchants. "
E. Bishop and T. R. Watson, of Chicago,
are at the Windsor.
j^T. O. Stout and C. W. Clark, of Dnbuque,
Are at the Metropolitan.
> C. G. Taft, of Montreal, was the guest of
the Merchant* yesterday. .
'-J. Wright, of Washington, D. C , is In
town. He is stopping at the Metropolitan.
A. H. Morrison has been appointed travel-
Ing auditor of the Northern Pacific railroad.
Leopold Goodman of New York, and J. J.
Mahoa, of Chicago, are at the Metropolitan.
T. B. Newell, of Winoba, was in the city
yesterday. He was quartered at the Windsor,
New Yorkers at the Merchants: A. H. Levy,
A. Pinover, H. Vagely, E. L. Dows, ami D. J.
Soloman. ■ •'■ .
Drs. C. B. Witherte and W. P. Watson were
the guests of Dr. Wheaton at the Metropolitan
yesterday. _,' .--<
F.E. Mix, Milwaukee; T. A. Weld, Maine;
M J. Hanley, Garnett; and C. Fay, St. Peter,
w«re at the Windsor yesterday. -
Winnipeg people at the Merchants: ■ G.
Broven, R. R. McLennan, H. Brown, T. D.
Mfer, P.Daly, A. Smith, R. Atkinson, T.
Aibrach, A. Wright, and J. Downey.
: Among others at the Metropolitan ire L.
Goodman, New York; J. J. Mann,- Chicago;
C. W. Woodell, St. Louis; J. .C. McVay,
Yankton: J. H. Campbell, Boston; and C, L.
White, New York. ;.
'.l W. C. Arnold, La Crosse; O. A. Klrby,
Milwaukee; W. Ely, Franklyn; J. E. Wood
worth, Brandon; J. Kirn, Philadelphia; J. J.
Opstein, St. Louis- E. J. Foster, Iowa; i.nd J.
E. McGrath, Eau Claire, are among the 'many
at the Merchants. ... . '.-..'-
- 11 Latest thing out In , Dolmans, Ulster* "• and
Twqpty Thousand in Arkansas Requiring
Aid for Sixty Days -Farther Destruction
In Louisiana-Newspaper Dispatch Boat
Memphis, March 12.— The river here de
clined about one inch to-day. The govern
ment steamer Elmer Etheridge, with a survey-
Ing party on board, arrived at noon and de
parts to-morrow for the inswetion of the
breaks in the levees. She will also take sup
plies to the needy.
The Big Hatchie river is over its banks and
has caused some damage to the railroad bridge
on the Louisville & Nashville line, forty miles
east of Memphis, near Brownsville. Passen
gers had to be transferred and no train will co
out on the road to-night.
Lieut. Vedder, detailed for duty in Arkansas
to ascertain the extent of suffering caused by
the overflow, arrived this morning from Little
Rock. He estimates the government will
have to provide for 20,000 destitute people in
Arkansas for sixty days from the 20th instant,
as the suffering la increasing and will continue
long after the waters subside.
AT NEW ORLEANS.
New Obleans, March 12.— Weather cloudy,
warmer wind, gusty and variable from the
southeast* to the southwest. Nothing new
fro* the levees. The river shows the highest
record of the season, at 6 p. m., 6 inches be
low the high water mark of 1874.
BaTOU Saka, March 12.— News gloomy.
The Point Cdupee break is wideniog every hour
and it is expected to bieak above at any mo
ment. The levee will probably go. The back
water fell twelve inches to-day, no doubt
caused by the break'ne of Polin'a dyke. A
very larg- emhafkment is built tv prevent the
waters fr-m cut- ring. Tnis will fill False
river and certaiuly c»u»e a br*ak in ford
Atchee levee and inunda'e the Gros* Teie
country. Poliri'a dyke is about one mile from
the court house and about four from Water
loo. It will be impossible to estimate
the privations of the people, loss of stock,
crops, etc. The steamer Pat Bonner, with
flat boats is to-day moving cattle, etc., from
Point Coupee to Cat Island Many died en
route from exhaustanon and want of forage
The track of the West Felicina railroad on
the levee which protects the eastern side of
town, will have to be raised as the water is
still rising an inch ptr day, and not many
inches to spare. Some malicious person made
a small cut in the last night about a mite -c
low Carrollton, but it was closed without
St. Louis, March 12— The Globe-Democrat,
of this city, will send out from Cairo, Ills.,
at daylight to-morrow a small light draft
steamer fully manned and equipped on a news
expedition through the flooded districts of the
lower Mississippi river. The expedition will
be manned, besides the crew- of the vessel,
of experienced reporters, two of whom are
telegraph operators, under charge of William
Spmk, and instead of simply following the
channel of the river will, when opportunity
occurs or circumstances require, steam out
over the submerged bottom lands,
visit all the elevated points on which
people who cave been driven from home by
the raging waters are located and obtain all
information possible of the condition of the
people and damage done to property. The
telegraph will be freely used as well as the
mails. Everjtaing has been arranged for a
full and complete description of the inunda
STRIKERS AND SOLDIERS
A Collision at Omaha and One Striker,
Killed- Farther Tronble Feared To-Day
—Chicago Sympathisers Denounce the
Call Ins Oat of Troops
Omaha, March 12.— The strikers held a
meeting and 3,000 people were present, this af
ternoon at which speeches were made exhoit
ing the labor union to stand firm, and abus
ing the authorities. Four ringleaders in all
have been arrested and put under bonds. The
strikers are disposed to aunoy the military in
every way, and show an ugly temper. The
stikers propose a demonstration to-morrow and
if that passes without collision with the mil
itary it is believed that the worst will be over.
CHARGED BT THB MILITIA.
0-MfHA, March 12.— The militia in the city
to protect the non-striking laborers were an
noyed this evening by a gathering of men and
boys, who threw brickbrats at the officers and
hit several. A squad of soldiers finally
charged on the crowd to drive
them back from the militia and sev
eral of the assailants were severely wounded.
One of the wounded, G. P. Armstrong,
formerly of Michigan, who was wounded in
the breast and taken into the guard-bousp, it
was supposed with a slight wound, has died
from his wound. He had been under the in
fluence of liquor and abusing the soldiers. He
was inoffensive when sober. The occurrence
was not generally known in the city to-night,
but it threatens to greatly complicate the
' CALL FOR TROOPS DENOUNCED.
Chicago, March 12.—The Trade and Labor
union of this city passed resolutions to-day
condemning the calling out of the military to
aid in supnressing the strike at Omaha, and
calling upon their representatives at Wash
ington to urge the president to recall the
troops immediately. Tho resolutions were
wired to Washington.
LEAVES THE POLPIT.
Rev. Milne, the Apostate Unitarian,
Chicas-.>, Bids Goad Bye to Pnlplt
Chicago, March 12.— Rev. Geo. C. Milne
preached hia farewell sermon to the congre
gation of Uni^y chufch, this city, thin morn
ing. The edifice was crowded to overflowing.
During hia remarks Dr. Milne reviewed the
cause wh'ch led to his resignation.
The subsequent request of a large
part of his congregation for him to
remain despite the fact that he had no faith
and did not believe in the immortality of man,
and denounced in caustic language umtarian
ism as practiced at the present time. He con
cluded his remarks by saying that be was
glad to get out of the pulpit and would not
enter one again. He was frequently applaud
ALL AROUND THE GLOBE.
Three bales of cotton belonging to Garrv &
Sons, and Parker & Hoefer's foudery at Me
ridian, Miss., burned yesterday. Loss $45,
-000; partially insured.
AustlH, Wbitney & Sons' morocco leather
tannery at Ashburnham, Mass., burned yes
An a fight at Syracuse, N. V., early yester
day, Henry Leniz killed Charles Smith, both
P. H. McCracklu, charged with embezzle
ment ef funds, Messankee county. Mich., was
arrested at St. Petersburg, Va., and sent west.
The steamer City of Baton Rouge, made the
trip from New Orleans to Cairo, where she
arrived yesterday, In three days and fifteen
hours, stop 3 included.
Miss Armaindo, the bicyclisi, at St. Louis,
covered 100 miles yesterday, making a total of
416 miles for the four days. Actual riding
time yesterday, 7 hours 41 minutes.
Miss BteUa Bligh, aged 19, of Louisville, re
siding with her parents, took a dose of arsenic
yesterday, mistaking it for another medicine.
Doctors were promptly called, but it is feared
she cannot recover.
Jonathan Holmes Cobb, a well known law
yer, and who in 1819 made a successful expe
riment in the manufacture of silk by the cul
tivation of large mulberry orchards near Bos
ton, Mass., and in Virginia, died in Boston
yesterday. Age 82,