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The Northwestern Circuit— Meotics at
Fargo— What It Is Proposed To Do in
That Thriving; City— the Racine There
Commences To-Morr . With Oocd Fields
— Reducing the Record This Year. .
The third meeting of the Northwestern
circuit will be inaugurated at Fargo— the gem
city of northern to-morrow after
noon. The Driving Park association, under
whose auspices the races are to be given, is
composed of the leading business men of that
c w ide-awake, intelligent gentlemen,
who love the sport for itself, aad
who propose to make their city the principal
racing city of the Rsd river valley, as Chicago
<sof the Lake Michigan region.
The meeting is to continue three days, with
three events each day, over $4,000 being hung
up in purses, and it is no exaggeration to say
that a finer field of horses was never seen on
any track in America, than will
1-e' on Fargo trick this week.
Three cars of horses to partici
pate in the races and special events were
shipped from St. Paul Saturday evening. In
all there were twenty-one horses, their aggre
gate value being over $125,000— the Midway
car (Commodore Kittson's) containing nine
head, costing over $77,000, and embracing
some of the most noted harness turf per
formers in the country, as witness the list:
Little Brown Jug, 8:11%, and Gem, 2:20, pacers;
Yon Arnim (in the free-for-all, 2:22). So-So,
(2:1734), Fannie Witherspoon (2:19.;, )• and
Silverton (2:20) in exhibitions; Minnie U.,(2:25)
in the free-for-all; Sannie G., (2:27) in the 2:26
class, and Fleming Girl, (2:37) in the 2:32
The meetings at Red Wing and Hastings,
while for small purses were both most satis
factory in the character of the sport
offered, every race being trotted Equarely,
every horse being driven to win if he could,
while the exhibitions by the Midway stable
were really astonishing, the 2:lt>M of Little
Brown Jug eclipsing all previous perform
ances in harness over a half mile track. An
equally good performance was his half mile,
over a slippery track, with rain falling at the
time, in 1:08*', and N the full mile of Fannie
All the horses at Red Wing and fit Hastings
will be at Fargo, and as at the. ; two places,
are to be driven to win. Added interest, how
ever, will be given to each event, from the
fact that in each class there will be from two
to four contestants not vtt appearing, as will
be seen by the entries tor the several
classes, by comparison with th« starters at
the Red Wing and Hastings meetings, as fol
First Day— class; purse, $500. Entries:
b. m. Mollie B.; g. g. Pedro, and g. g. Blue
2:32 class; purse, $3CO. Entries: b. s. Chip
pewa Chief, b. g. Prinze Arthur, br. m. Flem
ing Girl, cb. m. Flora Ball, b. s. Almont Bay,
br. s. John Thomas, gr. g. Frank Hull.
Second Day— class; purse, $500. Ea
tries: b. 8. Chippewa Chief, b. g. Capt. Tom,
blk m. Topsey, b. g. Prince Arthur, gr. g.
Colonel, b. g. Black Prince, br. s. John Thom
as, b. g. Sam H.
Free for all trotters; purse, 500. Entries: blk
g. Dictator.br. s. Selkirk, br. m. Minnie R., b.,6.
Yon Arnim, c. s. Portion, br. g. Richwood.
Special pacing race: purse $300. Entries:
Little Brown Jug and Gim.
Third Day— 2:4s class, purse §500. Entries:
b. m. Mollie B ; gr. g. Pedro; b. in. Josie
Clayton; b. g. Durol; gr. g. Colonel; b. m.
Lucy N. .: •■-,:;.■
Special trotting race, purse $500. Entries:
Lady Rolfe, So-So find Fanny Witherspoon.
In addition to the above there will be on the
first day a running race, half mile and repeat,
on the second Cay a pony race, and on the
third day a running race, one mile and repeat.
The entries for the running race close the
night of the 19ih.
Outside of the exhibitions of speed of the
pacers and trotters of Commodore Kittson's
stable, the events of most interest to horse
men will be the 2:32 class and the free-for-all.
In the first named, Prince Arthur, owned by
Hon. H. Hastings, of Owatonna, his w«n
two easy victories, though Fleming Girl, of
the Midway stable, and Flora B:lle, owned by
"0.X." Oswald, of Minneapolis, made the
little son of Volunteer, dam a pacing mare,
do good work • at Hastings.
Still, there is no doubt, he could have done
much better than the 2:20 with which he is
credited. With his quick action he had
an advantage on the half mile tracks at Red
Wing and Hastings, that he* will
not have on the full mile track at
Fargo, and while both the mares
fully met tin expectations of their owners
and'mancgers, it should be borne in mind that
they are long stridere, that they are compara
tively green, and steadily improving. With
these facts to consider, we give it as our opin
ion that whichever horse wins at Fargo will
have a record better than 2:25 at the end of the
The other purse event will be the free-for
all, with Yon Arnim (2:22), Minnie R.,
(2:23), Dictator, (3:28* )j Selkirk, (2:20 «f ), and
Richwood, (2:27), as contestants. Tne first
three named horses have been doing good
wosk this spring, and as the onlydusire of the
owners is that thtir horses shall get the low
est record possible, the race will be for blood
fiom the start to the finish,
and if a faster heat is
not trotted than has yet bee a made by a trot
ter this 6eason, we shall be disappointed.
Railroad fares by both the St. Paul & Mani
toba and Northern Pacific roads have been put
at one-half during the continuance of the
The Pink-Eye in California.
Es.-Gov. Lelaud Stanford, who recently ar
rived in New York from San Francisco, states
that pink-eye has been iv the stables at Palo
Alto, but that the young horses are getting
over the disease. Piedmont has
6eryed the twenty-two mares to
which he was limited, and will come East
about the Ist of August, in the car
with Wildlower, Bonita, Hinda Rose, and
Fred Crocker. The latter has been jogged on
the road, and his legs appear to be sound. He
will be prepared for races in the autumn.
Hinda Rose, so great as a yearling, has fre
quently been timed a quarter as a two-year
old in thirty-five seconds, but the governor
does not know how she will stand the journey
from the Pacific coast to Kentucky and further
East, to 6ay nothing of the change of climate.
He hopes, however, to win the stakes in
which she is engaged. Wildflower is all right,
but has not been given fast woik. Her two
year-old sister is promising, and the yearling
out of Maj flower, her dam, is by Wildidle
Although it ie from the loins of a thorough
bred 6tallion, it acts like a trotter, and will be
kept for a brood mare. The four year-old sis
ter of Wildflower was bred to Gen. Benton,
and she has a filly foal by her Bide. She was
put into the stud before it was known that
Wildflower was so fast.
Jieduciny the Record,
[From Wilkes' Spirit of the Times, June 17.]
So remarkable has been the early trotting of
the current season that we deem it of interest
to publish a table showing what horses have,
up to the middle of June, trotted heats in 2:30
or better. Most of the information has been
published in our columns in a desultory man
ner, but the tabulated form presents the facts
much more forcibly, and more conveniently
foi reference to the students of such matters.
The names of the performers are arranged al
phabttically, and then follow description
name of sire, best record in ISB2, and best pre
vious record. A comparison of the two latter
columns will show at a glance which are the
new-comers to the 2:30 list, the accepted cri
terion of the merits of a trotter. The follow
ing is the table:
ye. Sirs. 1832. lice.
Aloinebm.... AUnont 2 27f4 2 ->6}-^
Alley bg Volunteer 2 2Sj4 19
Annie Wchin . Boßtick'a Aliucut Jr.'- 24!* 220
BelleOaklychm Steven*' OatibaWi..2 25 2 21& '
Bllssbm ...... Bsyard 3 24& 230
Brandy Boy '■ « Admiral Fatchen . . .1 255* 31
BuzzMed'in bin Happy Medium 224 it 123
Charly Hood Pearsall... 22954 234* ;
OlanOl'vld chin Amboy 229>4 233
Clara Mb m... Jack Shepherd...... 229 237 J
OHngstoneb g. Bysdyk 2 20V4 2 19£
Commander b 8 Blue Ball 2 86?* 3C9 ,
Daisydalebm.. Thornedale 227 ft 2 193£
DanDonl'sn chg Bonnie Scotland. . . 2 27? i 224
Dongrg Peck'sldol ..224>» 232
Danglasßgrg.. Major King 225 no ro
Driverbg Volunteer 221« 219J4
Earljßo^e ch m Almont 2£OJ-i 2 25H
EdwnThcrncbg Thoraeda'.e 228 ft 2 17)4
timer br Qooding'a Ohauipion2 26y t 236
riorenceM chm Blue Bull. 2 25ft 300
FrnkLandrsbg Saddling Buck 226 ft 229£
For'stPtcUn brg King Pate\ien ....... a 21ft 2 24J4
George M b g . . Westneld Boy ...... 225 2 33>-i
Grt Eastern b g WalkillOli.ef 229)4 21s
Gypsy b m Winthrop Morrlll, Jr2 28>4 2 34J4
Heleae eh en . . Hambletonlanf riuce2 25!4 222
Hglnd Smgr b a MambrinoPatchen. .2 25>4 237 V t
Hudson Tippoo 2 29 no re.
Humboldibg.. Stocking Chief ..2 24 220
H WBeechr Unknown 228^ no re.
InaGbm..... Blue 801 l ...224 2 32*
Jack Sailor bg. Sweepstakes 2 26>4 24C
JB Thomas bs Sterling 2 22Ji 213 ft"
Jennie L whin. Hoagland'Blleisengr2 27& 2 29ft
Josephus eh . Green's Bashaw .... 226 2 iy li
Jl' Morris br g B. 11. Morris 220 ft" 2 20ft
Eenobg Magic ....223ft 2 33J£
King blkg Washingtn Denmark': 26*£ 287
Lady Lemon bin Knickerbocker 227 230
Leontinebrm.. Hamlet 2232* 2 21&
Xilliancbm... Almout .226 2 40&
iittle Sioux b g Monitor 225 2 22ft
ZnluFbm Ericsson 2 29 no re.
Mamiebm.... Blue Bull 225Ji 2 27ft
MattieGrhm bm Harold 230 229&
Maud Tbm... Hamlin'd Almont, Jr2 26 no re.
MoilieKsUrchni Blue Bull .2 29«£ 228
Naiad Queen bm Gooding's Champion 2 2J3i 2 27%
Novelty chm.. Ohimploi>2 2Sft 2 29ft
Overman Elmo ..228ft 233
Parana b m Mambrino Hambltou2 20 2 19&
Peralto eh g . . . . Ham iletonianPrince2 23 ft" 2 2954
Phyllis blk m. . Phil Sierldan 2 29 fc 3 26ft
PrspctMatd brm George Wilkes 223 ft 226
Bed Cross eh s. Brigand 221Vs 2 23ft
RosaWilkcs b m George Wilkes 2 22* 2 25ft
KPbg ; Happy Medium ....2 2 32it
Tariff bi Clarion Chief 2 22ft 2 23>4
TJuolala b in. . . Volunteer 2 25ft 2 23ft
Vivid C g. . . . Schnjler Coifax ... .2 28^ 2 39ft
Walnut b5.... Florida 2 28ft no re.
WiUCodybg.. Blue Bull 2 27* 2 19ft
YngFr'lertnchs Edward Everett 2 29ft no re.
It appears from the foregoing that sixty
four horses have trotted a mile in public in
2:30 or better already this season. This is a
most astonishing number when we consider
that the larger purses have not yet been open
ed for competition, and that the flowers of the
flock have as yet been kept in the background.
There is the best of reason for the belief, from
a stndy of this table, that the progress of the
American trotters, so far from receiving any
check, is destined to cc more rapid than ever.
Twenty-six of the horses tabulated above are
new comers to the 2:30 ranks, conveying
thereby e!sry upon themselves and their sire*.
The stallion whose get have done the most to
raise him in the scale this season is, beyond
doubt, Blue Bull. Already he has added three
to his long list of representatives in the |
charmed circle, in Commander, 2:2s Ji'; Flor
ence M., S:2s)£* aD(I I na G., 2:24, and it is no- |
ticeable that all of these have been chosen
among the elect "by a large majority" of sec
onds. It is true, also, of the new Blue Bull
Irio that all of them are young, both Com
mander aud Florence M. being five years old.
The sires that now tirst enjoy the honors of
paternity of standard performers are: Admir
al Patchen. through Brandy Boy, 2:25 jf ; Jack
Shepherd, through Clara M., 2:29*;; Major
Kinc, who is a son of Woful, through Doug
lass, 2:25; Westfleld Boy, through George IL,
2:27>X; Winthrop Morrill, Jr., through Gyp
ey, JS3BX ; Tippoo, through Hudson, 2:2 l J;
Sweepstakes, through Jack Siilor, 2:26j^ ;
Washington Denmark, thtcugh King Wil
liam, 2:26)4'; Hamlin's Almoct, Jr., through
Maud T., 2:26; Elmo, through Overman,
2:aS%; Schuvler Golfs x, through Vivid C,
2:28#, aud Florida, through Walnut, 2:2S# .
These facts arft of great interest to those con
cerned in the problem of breeding trotters, and
we give them in advance of the usual summing
up at the close 01 the season, to be properly
The races at Erie, Pa., will begin June 27,
and the entries number 122— the largest in
tha histery of the association.
An agent of James It Keene is said to have
offered $15,000 for Henlopen after she won
the Juvenile stakes at Jerome park.
The black ruare Blackboro Maid, by Meue
laus, has be-ju sold to F. J. Mackay, of Min
neapolis. Blackboro Maid trotted hiet season
■he sum of $750 has been refused by Ed.
White, of Bureau Junction, 111., for his year
ling colt Perdnro, by Durango, d.irn Maggie
Wells, by Tuckahoe.
The meeting at Columbus, 0., arranged for
July 2,3 and 4 has been indefinitely postDoned.
Meetings in larger cities on the same dates
secured the attractions.
The Driving Park associations of Marshall, I
Coldwater, Jackson, Eiton Ripids, and Battle j
Crtek, Mich., are considering the advisability i
of holding a summer circuit, to commence I
the Litter part of July.
Dr. Mintzer's Mambrino Hambletonian
mare, record of 2:23, foaled ou the llth of this j
month (June), a bay fllley with no white. The j
filley is by St. Paul, formerly Vermont. The }
mure died on the 15. h instant of congestion.
Dr. Mintzer recently had a bay horse colt |
foaled, by St.- Paul, formerly Vermont, out of
a mare by Alarm by inip. Yorkshire, 2d dam by
Glcncoe. The colt has a star, with off hina
foot white up to the ankie. The doc or
thinks he is the finest coit he ever saw.
Mr. C. H. Spafford, of Rockford, 111., who
joined the northwestern circuit with three
horses, the produce of Blue Bull, sold two of
them at Hastings on Friday to Ed. Hersey, of
Stitlwater, who will drive them on the road as
a sole team. One of these Blue Jeans has
shown a mile better than 2.20.
Dr. Charles E. Feller, of 366 Jackson street
owns Dictator, Jr. He is a bay horse with
black points, fifteen and a half hands high.
First dam by Almont, second dam by Zeutth,
and so on back to American ticlipee and Gray
Eagle. His sire is Dictator that is entered in the
races at Fargo. He is a very stylish animal
with a good rate o< speed.
The 7- year-old bay gelding Otto X., by Blue
Bull, dam Queen, by Sir Henry, has been pur
chased from Otto Kickbush, of Wausau, Wis.,
by E. McCall, of Pittsburgh, Pa., for his ;
friend, Mr. J. P. Beal, of New York, and will
be delivered to the latter gentleman alter lie
competts in the 2:35 race <if tae forthcoming
Chicago meeting. Price $1,000.
The Memphis Jockey club has recently
been organized with a piid up slock of
flO.OOJ; and a four day's meeting will b^ given
immediately after ths close of the Nashville ;
meeting in October. It is even thought a
circuit will be organize), beginning with
Lexington followed by Louisville, Nashville
and Memphis, acd continuing at Little Rock,
Dallas, Houston, Galveston, and finishing
at New Orleans.
Jht Chicago Times of Saturday Bays: "One
\feek from to-day, June 24, i he summer run
ning meeting of the Chicago Driving park
will be opened, and there is every ren-on io
prophesy for it a brilliant success. Every
thing is being done to place and keep t-.e
track in the brgt order, auil the surrouudiugs ,
are all that could be desired. The entries are !
so large and of sucb a character as to insure '
close contests in every cl»»s, and the seven
days, June 24, 26, «7. 28 29, and July 1 and 4,
will afford abundant opportuuiiy fur all the
thousands to witness tue finest exhibitions of
speed ever ehown in the northwest."
Dunton's Spirit of the Turf says: "While
in the East last week, Commodoie N. W.
Kiitson, proprietor of two of the finest breed
ing studs in this country, Midway Park and
Erdenheim. appointed Maj. J. R. Hubbard as
general manager at Chestnut Hill. Mr. Hub
bard has been all his life connected with thor
oughbreds, and his articles over the signature
of "Albioa," have attracted the attention of
all admirers of raciug, not only on account of
the boldness cf some of the ideas advanced,
but also because of the ueatund scholarly man
uer in which they were presented. It is now
the intention to inaugurate a racing stable ia
conjuaction with the breeding of thorough
bred horses at Erdenheim, so that herealter
ihe colors of Commodore Kiitson may be
looked for iv the classical events of the turf.
It is a debatable question, which of the two
men have paid out the most money for horse
flesh, Commodore Kittson or Robert Bonner.
This is true beyond debite, however, no man
ever paid out so much for horses within a
Coney Island Baces.
Coney Island, June 17.— Race—
quarter mile. Duke of Kent first; Bedouin
second; Godiva third. Time, 1:16.
Second Rice— Mile heats. Duke first, Gen
more second; Blenheim third. Time, 1:43,
Coney Island Cvp — Two and three Quarter
miles— Won by Hindoo; £ole second; Parole
third. Time, 2:58. , .
Fourth Race— One and one-eighth miles.
Amazon first; Macbeth second; Buxom third.
Steeple — Won by Frank Short; Dis
turbance second; Kitty Clark third. Time,
Providences I 00103210—
Clevelands 00000010 o—l
At Boston — ~J£. ' ; . Xv
Chicagos 20520000 o—9
At Cincinnati — -- -
Athletics 00000000 o—o
At St. Louis—
St. Louis 0003301 —10
Baltimores... 00410000 o—s
At Louisville, Ky. —
Eclipse.... 1110 10 1 5 o—lo
At New York-
Metropolitans 1 000020
Worctsters 101000010 o—3
Philadelphias 30010100 o—s
Buffalos. 01203010 2—9
Milv/ackee, June 17.— Fire at Schofield's
mills near Wausau, Wis., destroyed C. P.
Huzsltine's mihs and a large amount of lum
ber. Loss, probably J5.0C0.
Willis, Tex., June 17. — Fire yesterday
morning swept almost the entire business
portion of this town. Twenty buildings were
burned. Loss, $75,000.
Gadsden, All., June 17.— Sixteen business
houses burned this morning. Loss, $50,000;
R. B. Lyle, Iff. McCartney, j. H. Kennebrew,
A. J. Douttnt, W. W. Stevenson, N. W. Whi
senot, W. H. Powers, and J. W. Fulgham are
the principal losers.
Toronto, Can., June 17.— The publishing
house of Hunter, Rose & Co. and the Rose
Belford publishing company was damaged by
firetc-day, $75,000; insured.
Boston, June 17.— Fire this morning in
Cambridge burned the >larg<;st stable of Saw
in's express company. Two hostlers sleeping
in the hay and thirteen horses were burned to
death. A number of wagons, hamee6, etc.,
were also destroyed.
St. Louis, June 17.— Fire at Kingston, Cald
well county, Mo , yesterday, destroyed $15,000
worth of business property.
Boston, June 17.— This morning Timothy
Remick's cotton waste mill on Boston High
lands, took firs. The buiidiijg contained much
cotton waste, which being thoroughly soaked
by water from the egines, became so heavy as
to burst the walls, which fell upon several
firemen, who were badly injured. Thomas
Killean, it i s feared, is fatally hurt.
Nineteen firemen were buried beneath the
falling debris. A third nlarm was cent out
bringing a. large additional force to the spot
In a short time they were rescued. All had
suffered to a greater or less extent, nine or ten
being seriously iDjured. Two fire captains
are believed to ba fatally hurt.
Cincinnati, June 17.— Fire at Gadsden,
Alabama, destroyed twenty- live houses to-day.
Loss, $50,000; partly insured.
General Capital Xetcs .
AN INSANE IXGEKSOLL.
Washington, June 17.— E. C. IngersoD,
I counsel for plaintiff in the Christiancy divorce
; suit, has toen pronounced insane and taken to
I an asylum.
AN IRREGULAK GREEN BAT MAN.
The United States district attorney of Mas
; aachnsetta has bsen instructed to bring a suit
| on the boccls of V. C. Brigmac, ex-United
| States Indian a^ent, Green Biy, Wis., for the
t sum of $25,C0U, lor misapplying funds and
| other grave irregularities.
A Reoublican caucus is announced to take
ploce Tuesday evening nest.
Application has been made to Justice Brad
ley for a writ of habeas corpus in Guiteau's
The senate committee on territories has
decided to report favorably the bill introduced
by Harrison May 16, providing for reappor
tionment of members of the legislative assem
bly of Montana.
Killing Potato Bugs.
Am Agriculturist: It is important to
destroy the first brood of potato beetles
This brood comes from the ground in
early spring, and the beetles soon lay
their orange colored eggs in clusters on
the under side of potato leaves. These
eggs are readily found by turning up the
foilage with a hoe handle, and picked off
and destroyed. If this is omitted, the
larvae, or grubs, soon hatch out and begin
their destruction. Poison in some form
must now be used. The two leading in
secticides are Paris green and London
purple. Both are arsenic compounds.
The "green" is a manufactured article,
while the "purple" is a by-product or
refuse compound from the dye-factories,
and is therefore cheaper. These sub
stances are used either dry or wet. In
the former they are mixed with thirty to
fifty times their bulk of flour or piaster
and dusted or sifted on — best while dew
is on, or soon after a rain, that the wet
foliage may retain the substance. In the
wet method which is now generally pre
ferred, the poison is stirred in water, a
large tablespoonful or«o to the pailfull,
and applied through a sprinkler, stir
ring it very frequently as it does not dis
solve. The bugs have been in most po
tato growing regions so long that a full
discussion ot the subject is unnecessary.
It is important to remember that these
arsenic compounds are deadly poisons,
and are to be used with great cautiou.
Any "green" or "purple" — it is fortn
nate they have marked colors — in the
house should be put where no one can
use them by mistake, and out of reach o
In New Haven, Conn., at 842 State
street, resides Major Russell W. Norton.
For years the major had been troubled
with rheumatism, and at last found sub
stantial relief by using St. Jacobs Oil,
after every thing had failed to do him
good. He thinks the Great German
Remedy is a capital thing, and recom
mends it highly.
BT, PAUL, MONDAY MOKNING, JUNE 19, 1832.
a TiTßirisG xoirx rx iowj. liter
ally LEVELED TO THE EARTH.
A Una: h List >" u :i\ o ■r . Foriy-Oue Soak-
' Many Others Who Cannot Survive—
Hundred Pdcple Severely Injured—Sav
age War of the Clements— Terrible De
■- vastation of Property— A Congregational
College Iveducd to Scattered Debris —
J Houses liloivn Down by Scores— An ' Aw
ful Seen* of Detitt action and Doirh .
Death and Destruction*
Dcs Moines, June 18.— Reports from Grin
nell state that thirty-two persons are known to
be killed and over 100 inj are d . Reports are com
ing in of great destruction of life and property
in the path of the cyclone. Eight persons are
reported killed at Malcoui and many injured.
One of the buildings of the lowa college was
blown to atoms; the other was burned to the
ground. Upwards of 100 houses are totally
demolished. The scene beggars description.
The loss of property is over half a million.
Dcs Moines. June 18.— The lateness of the
hour at which anything like authentic state
ments could be had last night from the torna
do at Grinnell and the consequent prostration
of wires, prevented any report being sent out.
The first startling reports of 1069 of life were
soon confirmed, and later and authentic re
ports swelled the list of dead at Grinnell to
about 40, with several severely hurt, and Cor
nell, lowa, college building ruined. Eight, at
least, were also killed at Malcom station, nine
miles east of Grinnell, and several living in
the farming district.
A freight train on the Rock Island road be
low the town was caught in the wind and
badly v, recked, delaying trains west three
hours, and a freight train oathe lowa Central
just north of Grinnel was also badly delayed.
The first authentic news of the terrible
havoc was received by the Register as fol
Kellogg, 10., June 17, 11:50 p. m.— Both
college buildings at Grinnell blown down,
with half of the north part of the town in
ruins and a large number of killed and in
jured. You can send doctors oa passenger
No. 2, that will b3 held to bring them on.
Soon after the following dispatches were re
ceived by Superintendent Royce, of the Chi
cago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway com
Grinnell, 10., June IS, 12:47 a.m. — Reports
coming in from the wrecked portion of the
city are hourly becoming more heart
rending. It i 3 impossible to judge
of the extent of the loss of life,
or damage to property. The physicians
already have more cases than they can attend
to properly and are anxious for help from
other cities. No. 17 was wrecked a mile and
a half east and Conductor D. ReGuan and
some of his passengers were seriously injured.
The head brakemau is missing. Fourteen cars
are said to have been blown clean off the track.
The track is not much damaged from the
water. No telegrapi communication in any
direction. Winter, Conductor No. 18.
Grinnell, June 18, 12:50 a. m.—
Our city is in ruias by a cyclone. From five
to ten persons are killed and fifty to 100 are
wounded. Send doctors from Newton and
Dcs Moines by special train. We have no
wires working outside of town. Send im
mediately by order of the major of the city.
Both college buildings and half of osr best
residences are flattened to the ground.
Shortly after 1 o'clock a special with railway
men and physicians left here. No satisfactory
news was obtained on account of a break in
the wires, till the receipt of the following
from a reporter:
Grinnel], June 18, 4:50 a. m.— The special
train from Dcs Moines reached this
place at 3:40. with twelve physicians
on board from De 3 Moinee, Colfax and Kel
log. The situation is worse than ever the
first reports made it appear.
THIETT-TWO FEOPLE ARE DEAD.
acd about one hundred or more wounded.
The list of fatal casualties iire as follows:
Deacon Ford and wife.
Mr. Lewis and wife.
Deacon Clements and two children.
Mrs. Eva Menlor, of Chicago.
Henry Pitman and two children, Hattie and
Harry, and Mrs. Pitman, probably fatal Iy in
Miss Abbic Aguid, photographic artist.
Cornell Chase, of Storm Lake, the only stu
Susie Boyer, daughter of a dry goods mer
chant, and her mother, Mrs. Boyer; aleo his
son was fatally wounded.
Mrs. Cullison and her mother.
Mrs. Alexander and two children.
Mrs. Huff and child.
George Terry, badly burnt, and no* expected
Bingham Burkett, a student from Monte
Hadison Howard's boy.
A lady from Cedar Rapida visiting at Bayers.
B irreit E. Chase, a student of Storm lake.
Harry Moore, brakeman on the lowa Cen
tral road, of Marshall town, fatally injured.
John Dregnan, conductor of the Rock
Island freight, fatally hurt.
A man irom Dcs Moines, fatally hurt.
A traveling man, W. J. Barbour, of Chi
Hired girl of Deacon Ford and Mrs.Totten.
Eight deaths are reportad from Mulcomb,
which is entirely levelled and destroyed.
Brooklyn has also suffered some.
Some eight of the students are badly in
ured, having been dug oat of the ruins.
The Chapman house is turned into a hos
pital. Some of the most dangerous cases are
being treated there.
Charles Frye, a brakeman on the Rock Is
land road, the train wrecked north of Grmcel.
A child of Jas. Phillips.
Two in Alonzo Gillespie's family, and three
in the Beatty family.
From numerous and contradictoay stories
of startled citizens is gathered the old story of
deep roaring, the sound approaching from the
funnel shaped clond. It was seen first com
ing from the southwest, sweeping up to
the north wesi corner of the town, levelling
huge trees in its pathway and taking a Fos
ter's house and barn, 'levelling both to the
ground and carrying Mr. and Mrs. Foster and
their two child' en thirty yards, precipitating
them amidft debris, all somewhat injured.
Just east of Fos er's was HUlman's house,
also completely leveled, burying beneath it
flillman his wife and three children, the
wife's 6ister and her baby. Foster took out
the three year old girl, Hattie, dead. The
boy, Harry, aged ten, was fatally injured and
Arthur slightly injured.
Not far away was the residence of Mr.
Lewis, an old gentleman and lady, who were
both killed. Charles, their son, was in Dcs
Moines, and thus escaped.
From here the storm pursued its journey in
a direction north of the city, where, after
wiping out the fineat residences of that por
tion of the city, it turned toward the college.
The west building was damped into a heap of
lath and plaster and broken timber, burying
beneath it eight students who roomed therein,
all of whom were afterwards extricated more
or less iojured and one died. The east college.
a five story building, was unroofed and fire
After completing its work of demolition
with the college the whirling fiend struck
straight across the lowa Central railroad and
directly in its path lay the loaded cars. The
Great Mogul engine was lifted completely off
the track ar.d the train toppled on the other
Across the track of the wind was the build
ing of Prof. J. W. Chamberlain, treasurer of
the college, which was gathered up in sec
tions and dumped in a disjointed heap, a por
tion of it upside down — a total ruin.
Dr. R. N. Scott's house was turned almost
C. W. Hobart's elegant residence and barn
are completely gone. Near by stood the two
story house in which Miss Abbie Agard was
killed. There is hardly a sign left of it. In
the vicinity stood the house of Henry McCon
nell, who was going around almost demented.
The house was a pile of lath^splinters and
Among tha acres of ruins in the vicinity
there stood a block which contained nine
houses. All but one are levesled to the
ground. In one house of this block four per
sons were killed, Mr. Ford, wife and hired
girl and her father. In this vicinity F. W.
Williams' house was unroofed.
Prof. Herrlck's and Mra. Morris' two
honses were launched together.
Not far off stood Lacy Samders 1 fine resi
dence, and the part of it that is not scattered
over the adjoining country is dumped into the
cellar. There were ten people in Sanders'
cellar. All escaped-
Mr. Taylor's and Mrs. Day's houses are
both gone. Also the home of Hon. C. F.
Reeves, and also the large new residence of
The Bide and top of B. Clark's house were
blown off, also his barn. The home of Mer
rill, of Kimball & Merrill, is unroofed.
Beyond these there are rows of houses as
flat on the ground as the space will allow.
The hunicane took everything north of
President Magown's house, leaving that un
injured. In the northwest corner of the city
the storm leveled dozens of houses.
John Merrill's house was blown a distance
apparently in the teeth of the wind. Not a
sign is left. The houses of Madison Howard
and George Hamlip, cashier of the First Na
tional bank, are in ruins.
George Jennings' new $3,000 house is in
kindling wood and broken plaster.
Two houses belonging to Mr. Bat
eson and rented by the Misses
Lewis and Mills are obliterated; al6o the
houses of James Hanlan. Phillip Clendenning,
Henry James, Henry Pitman, Marcus Wight
man, William Carlson, Deacon Ford's two
houses, W. N. Nealey's and Mr. Hoffer's.
The house of A. E. Reinford is completely
demolished, and himself and wife taken from
the ruins nearl j dead.
Mrs. Stewart's house was blown half a block
and the fragments jammed into the corner of
the Jones house.
Frank Carroll, stealing a ride from Daven
port, was on the Rock Island freight train
that was carried off the track, and lies at the
Chapin house with a broken shoulder blade.
Henry Moore, a Rock Island brakeman, is
dying in convulsions at the Chapin house.
SCENES AROUND THB BUIKS
The people stand around their homes in a
dazed sort of a way, replying unwillingly to
all questions asked and laughing in such a
pathetic manner at some ridiculous incident
while some near and dear friend is dead or
One yonng girl wa3 heard to say, half in
tears and half in laughter, that she believed
she had found a fragment of her room and
was looking for some articles by which to
know it. She stooped and p ; cked up a photo
graph and burst into tears. It was the picture
of her little sister, who had been killed.
Many of those who were saved in the de
molished dwellings had fled to cellars while
the houses were carried from over their heads.
A. J. Pre«ton was away from home and saw
the funnel fury coning. He tried to reacn
his home, but the tornado caught up with
him and he kept himself from being blown
away- by clinging to the'roots of a tree.
F^Cravsn, whose wife and thrre children
were away on a visit, saved himself and hired
girl by seeking refuge in the cellar. He says
before they went there be could see the air filled
with flying timbers. When they began to
come through his house as easily as though
he woodwork was window glass, he sought
under ground refuge.
George Chistian, took his wife and chil
dren in the cellar and all were saved, his
house is somewhat damaged. The engine
house, where seventeen of the dead bodies are
laid out, presents a sight that brings back
army days. The other dead arc around in the
wrecks of their houses where enough was left
or shelter, or sent to the houses of friends.
The furniture scattered through the
stricken district indicates the class of peo
ple whose homes have been leveled. Rich
furniture and carpetings are buried in the
debris and mud, while fine pianos are turned
upside down or scattered in fragments over
The &urgeons report forty-one dead at Grin
nell and say five or six more cannot live
through the night The surgeons reported
that the wounded would exoetd 150 and the
number of houses destroyed or ruined is be
tween 140 and 150. The total los3of property
is now estimated at $600,000. It is feared the
number of deaths at Grinnell will yet exceed
Ruin at Malcom.
The following: is the best account of the dis
aster at Malcom:
Malcom, June 17.— A terrible cyclone
passed over here at 9:30 to-night. We have
found five dead, and wounded are numerous.
Five of the best business houses are demol
ished, including the Gazette office.
Both churches, and one third of the dwell
ing houses in the town are flat, or badly dam
aged. The cyclone extended as far as we can
hear, destroying and killing everything in its
path. All is excitement here.
Before the Calamity.
The town of Grinnell has a population of
about 1,500. It is situated in Poweshiek
county, lowa, at the junction of the Chica
go, Rock Island & Pacific railroad with the
lowa Central, and is the northern terminus
of the Montesuma branch railroad.
It is about fifty miles northeast of Dcs
Moines. The congregational lowa college is
located at Qrinnell, containg about 350 pu
pils of both sexes. The town also contains a
reaper manufactory, and the asua£ allotment
of three chnrcb.es, a newspaper, bank, etc.
Malcom is a smaller place than Grianell,
a thriving village of about 400 population, on
the Chicaeo, Rock Island A Pacific, rins miles
northeast of Grinnell.
gut pension of Work at Wlikeabarro— Other
Wikxsbabbb, Pa., Jane 18.— The situation
at the Desmond mines is unchanged. Consid
erable excitement is still manifested by the
operators and miners. The order to suspend
work in the various colleries connect* d with
the Desmond throws several thousand men
and boys out of employment. At the present
time there is no telling when work can be re
Henry Hughes, one of the injured miners at
Stanton air shaft, died to-day.
BcBAXTox, Pa., Jane 17.— The miners at
Felex & Levy's minss, Winton, Pa., struck
for higher wages; also the men sinking the
shaft for C. P. Mat hows & Co'e. coal com
Cleveland, 0., June 17.— N0 trouble at
the rolling mills. When the men quit work
to-night there were fewer people on the
neighboring streets than common.
A 7 a fashionable dinner, the dinner
cards exactly represented soda crackers.
They were made of silk, lined with
down, and perfumed. The edges were
slightly browned like a cracker, and the
stitches confined the s/lk like a stamp:
The guest's name was printed in the
DAVITT IN AMERICA.
Arrival of the Iruh Patriut— Hl« Welcome
Id New York.
New Yohk, June 18. — As already announced,
the steamship Germanic, which took on
board, at Quetnstown, Ireland, the patriot and
land league orgauizer, Michael Davitt, arrived
here last night. Fire Island and Sandy Hock
failing to report the approach of the much
waited for steamer, the first information the
citizens' reception committee had of the pres
ence of the Germanic was that conveyed by
the rattling of her chains as she dropped an
chor at quarantine soon after midnight.
Two members of the reception committee
immediately put oil in a small boat and boarded
the vessel. Ford soon returned with the wel
come intelligence that Davitt was on board
and in good health. He brought with him
Mr. Redmond, who received a hearty reception
in the absence of his chief. Foley remained
on board the Germanic with Davitt. After
much delay steam was raised on the "Black
bird," the boat occupied by the reception com
mittee, and an attempt made to get alongside
the ocean steamer, but the captain of the latter
would not permit this, and the Blackbird was
compelled to return to New York, where she
arrived about 4 o'clock with Redmond, but
without the greater guest— Davitt.
The reason why Davitt did not come aboard
the Blackbird was shouted from the deck of
the Germanic by Foley, who stated that it
was an impossibility for Davitt, with only
one arm, to swing himself into the small boat
and that he could b« seen, at the company's
pier as he debarked from the stamer.
The Germanic was at her dock by 7:30 Sun
day morning and Davitt, accompanied by only
one friend, was hurriedly driver to the Everett
house, Union Square, where a suite of rooms
had been en gaged for him, and which adjoins
the old Moffatt mansion, the headquarters of
the Fenians in the days of their ascendency in
There was no demonstration whatever, and
the proposed reception proved an utter fail
ure. The affair had been badly managed,
seeming to be without a head; everybody giv
ing orders and no one obeying them. Davitt
seemed not at all displeased, but rather satis
fied that he had not listened to one and prob
ably twe long addresses, and been obliged to
make possibly two responses.
At the hotel Davitt cordially invited a num
ber of reporters, who awaited his.coming, to
his apartments, and after removing some of
his traveling gear he sat down and informed
the scribes he was at their service and willing
and ready to answer any or all questions that
might be put to him.
He was asked first as to his plans. These
were, he stated, twelve days' lecturing through
the states under the auspices of a committee
of the land league in this city and Chicago.
He had intended to speak in Boston Saturday
night, but icebergs and fog prevented his
arrival in time. He 6hould, however, proceed
to Boston during the afternoon and maybe
speak there in the evening. The object of his
visit was twofold — first, to contradict the
rumors of a split in the land league move
ment, or the likelihood of there being a differ
ence between Parnell and himself.
He consented to explain the work done in
Ireland by the ladies' land league in the
eustaining of evicted people, the building up
of houses and maintenance in law courts of
tenants' rights. Miss Parnell had interested him
with a report of the leagues, a report of which
would be sent to all branches and to the public
through the press.
"In my speech in the Academy of Music,"
said he, "I 6hall deal with the situation in
Ireland, and will give details of the new de
parture and explain away these rumors of
rupture between Parnell and myself. So far as
tney are concerned, you may say that we are
in perfect accord, m d I consider atfairs in Ire
land were never in so hopeful a condition.
"I think the time has come for giving a
clear definition of what I mean and propose.
I wish to state distinctly that no new depart
ure is meant or split against what has been
indorsed by Parnell, and a new plan will prob
ably be adopted. It differs only in this, that
instead of requiring the tenant farmers to
pay purchase money of fee simple of land it
would call upon the former to pay a land tax
that would be equivalent to about one-half of
that now paid to the landlords, and Lord Sal
isbury has almost taken this up.
"I mean that it should be for the perpetual
possession of the land. I worked the plan
out in Portland prison and I am very sorry I
ever left there, but, if the landords are waiting
for a diflferencu between Parnell and myself
they will wait till the twentieth century.
They might just ns well charge me with
being a cannibal as a communist, and I would
be a madman to propose such a thing."
Speaking of the coercion bill Davitt 6aid
tbat since his imprisonment he had traveled
through the most of Ireland, and thought
that ths people viewed the measure with in
difference. Of course the petty annoyances
of the bill would aiouse the people to out
rages and these, the leaders fear, as they tell
against them in internal opinion and can in
jure no one but the land league.
Divitt will return at the expiration of two
weeks in order to hold a conference witlt Par
nell and the other leaders after the passage of
the coercion bill. His secretary, Redmond,
will remain here, to complete his political edu
cation. The British government, said Davitt,
had considered Redmond such a terror that
they had locked him up in order to prevent his
doing harm to them.
Later in the day, or rather immediately after
luncheon, a committee of citizens resumed
charge of Davitt and Redmond, and in the
parlors of the hotel Prof. Brophy read an ad
dress of welcome.
Davitt in response spoke a few words of
encouragement to the land leaguers and
thanks for the warmth of his reception, de
tailing what he hoped to accomplish in this
After a general handshaking the committee
retired and Davitt spent the remainder of the
afternoon in writing letters and completing
the details of his campaign in America.
Naw Britain, Conn., June 18.— John Ker
rigan was taken home drunk by James Kin
nevar, and a man named Burns shot Kinnevar
dead. Burns and Kerrigan had previously
Richmond, Va., June 18.— Beverly Will
iams atid JohnPhelps finished a game of draw
poker by the former fatally shooting the lat
Nsw York, Jane 17.- The mysterious "Mr.
Russell," whom the police have been so anxi
ous to discover in connection with the Gutter
nuth murder, turns out to be Dr. Mortimer
Boohevillb, Hiss., June 17. — Morgan
Hamilton, (colored,) accused of murdering
Miss Selina Benton two weeks ago, was shot
down to-day by a party of eight men. They
approached him in the field where he was
working, told him to run, and as he started
off shot him dead.
Laredo, N, M., June 17. — Johnson, depaty
United States marshal, was shot and killed by
an unknown man at the Ike Hive restaurant
Banker Hill Day In B ston.
Boston, Juue 17.— Bunker Hill day was ob
served in much the usual holiday manner by
suspension of business, decoration of build
ings, aquatic, athletic and other sports, exer
cises at the monument, military parades, and
fireworks in the evening
The most prominent features of the day's
proceedings was an Irish demonstration at
Mechanics' Fair building, under the auspices
of the Irish Amer can societies of Massachu
setts. Although many of the more promineut
speakers advertised, including Michael D»vi t,
did not put in an appearance, th« attendance
at the mass meetings exceeded 5,0 0, and tne
proceedings were characterized by much en
thusiasm. The gathering was essentially a
land league affair, the chairman in the open
ing of the meeting stating that it had fur its
bject extension of sympathy and substantial
d to the dowa-troddea psople of Ireland.
KINDRED SPIRITS AT WORK,
Another Doable Header In the Kindred—
Nelson Conflict, Xhla Time From Crooks*
ton— An Excited Convention— A Minority
of One-Third Tries to Bulldoze tha Other
Two-Thirds— A Lamentable Failure-
Bill Waahbura at Work.
[Special Telegram to the Olobe.l
Ckookstox, Minn., June 17.— This has been
a big day for this county. Hell seems to be to
pay with Republicanism and no pitch hot.
The result of the coevention is a double-header
and the Nelson men are unhappy and won't
laugh. Popular sentiment seems to be very
largely with Kindred, and every motion made
by the opposition was overwhelmingly voted
down. The Nelson men seem dettrmmed to
bolt in case of defeat, and openly declare that
there will be two nominations at Detroit,
while the Kindred men declare that if beaten
they will submit.
The fine Italian hand of Washburn, who is
furnishing the sinews of war for Nelson, is
distinctly visible and is, no doubt, the occa
sion of the bile manifested by the Norwegian
Gilman is, as usual, the unknown factor in
the contest, none being so poor as to mention
his name. It is easy to see that the represent
ative business men of Polk county are opposed
to the idea of rule or ruin, which seems to be
the Nelson watch-word.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Ceookston, June 17, 1552.— T0-day has wit
nessed another exhibition of the true inward
ness of the party of great moral ideas. The
Republican county convention met pursuant
to call at 2 p. m., and was called to order by
Chairman of County Committee H. Stenner
son, who then called for the nomination of a
temporary .chairman, each side instantly re
sponding, the Nelson men with the name of
A. D. Stevens, and the Kindrid men with that
of Thos. Shapleigh. The chairman of the
county committee being a Norwegian and a
Nelson man, put the question on the name of
Mr. Steven3, and declared him elected in spite
©f a thundered "No," overwhelming in its
volume. A scene of the wildest con
fusion then followed. Win. Bor, the
leader of the. Kindred men, who had been call
ing in vain for a division of the house, sprang
upon the stage and in tones clear and loud
announced that the time had passed when they
could bulldoze with impunity, and demanded
the division, which, when secured, showed
two-thirds of those present to be Kindred
The appeal from the decision of the chair
being thus sustained, a chairman, T. C. Shap
leigh, a Kindred man, was then chosen and
took station on the right of the other chair
man and secretary. Both sides then appointed
committees on credentials, and pending their
reports there was a little lull in the storm.
The Nelson committee reporting, first a
motion to accept and adopt their report was
met by a thundering no. Motion to elect del
egates by acclamation ditto, but the farce of a
minority attempting to run a convention in
the face of an overwhelming majority was
gone through with, and the chairman declared
H. Stennerson, R. Reynolds, A. D.Stevens and
Hugh Thompson elected as delegates to lie
Detroit convention. He also took occasion to
deliver a most inipassioDed harangue, with
clinched fists and eyes shooting fire. The
world will, however, forever bs deprived of
the subject matter— for. besides a term of the
foulest L character, which I caught,
no word could be intelligible with a
storm of "No, no, sit down, get out," etc.,
etc. , thundering constantly in my ears . As
6oon a3 he concluded, however, the whole
Nelson crowd left the hall, and the
Kindred men proceeded in a de
liberate and dignified manner to trans
act their business. The committee on
credentials mads their report whicb was ac
cepted and adopted. Eight towns, organized
since last fall, and who were entitled to one
vote each in the call subject to the ratification
of the convention, were regularly admitted on
motion. A motion to elect four delegates to
Detroit was regularly carried and tellers ap
pointed, who declared every vote cast for
Thos. C. Shapleigh, Win. Box. Felix Farnet
and Geo. C. R-jis. The following resolutions
were then adopted, and the convention ad
Resolved, That we, the RspnftHcaiu of Polk
county, in regular convention assembled, con
demn "the methods employed by the Nelson
faction in thi3 county to secure delegates and
carry conventions. Their courte of bulldoz
ing, intimidation and fraud in this county
has been without parallel. In convention as
sembled they disregarded the wish of the ma
jority entirely and rushed their proceedings
through without regard to order, decency
and a majority of delegates.
We claim to represent the Republican voters
of Polk county. We have a large majority of
the delegates acting in toil convention regu
larly elected by the regular township calls.
Resolved further, That the unanimous
choice of this convention for our m-xt con
gressman is Hon. C. F. Kindred, cf Brainerd,
a man of the people — from the people. We
recognize his merits, honesty and ability and
feel assured should he be sent to coneres.; he
will represent the Fifth district in congress to
our satisfaction and his credit.
Resolved, That the delegates sent to Detroit
from Polk county be instructed to vote for C.
As far as regularity of proceedings is con
cerned the Kindred men certainly appear to
have the advantage, all of their proceedings
being done decently and in order, voting for
delegates by ballot and no matter of doubt as
to the result of a vote. On the other hand io
man could say honestly that a single motion
made by the Nelson men was carried amid the
scene of wild confusion which existed while
they were trying to hold control of a body
where they had in reality less than one-third
of the votes.
I also notice that the best business men of
Crookston and Polk county are wth the Kin
dred party; when it is thoroughly under
stood that little Bill Wasbburp is backing the
Norwegian candidate, furnishing the sinews
of war, fluanceering the canvass and waiting
for a return; when the Norwegian members
come to vote for Uniud States senator, I be
lieve the people of Polk county will repudiate
the whole business. Tney know or ought to
know that Washbarn has long kept the vast
Red lake pine lands out of market, and now —
well, if he don't gobble them up he will be
g ing back on his nature, that's all. Another
apparent matter is that tome one
who has not popularity enough to
carry conventions on his own account is
manipulating matters in toe hope that a
compromise may dop on him. Whether
tbeie will be a bolt or not at Detroit I cannot
say, i.-ut I am conviiiced that Kindred has an
honest majority of the delegates.
Pota'.or,-<X< ,i Wt Moil.
Mark Lane Express: There ,is no , plan
equal to planting potatoes on the sur
face and covering the sets with ; soil ob
tained from between the rows, which in
this case should be 3)£ or 4'• feet apart.
It is surprising what fine crops are ob
taii.ed by this method of culture in cold,
wet soils. . .
due Cutler's celebrated business man's desk.
» Stees Bros.
Aii mineral ore* critically examined and-,
.-iref ull y .; assayed, : Lear* . order* at H.
Sinn h's,' manufcturer of Jewelry, SIT W&ba»
>h*w»trect. T. M. Mswmht. ■
White veat^ new and nobuy pitterne, re
ceived yesterday/ Complete assortments of an
der wear and hosiery. : Also a ' large line of
ST.*. Mackinaw and Manilla r hats. Horace
Danu« & Co., Jackiou street, opp>isit& the