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Commodore Kit' son's Astoria Gives Old
Hambletoniau Another 2:30 Mark—
The State Fair Racing Programme—
neapolis Fair and Exposition— Great
Match Races at ©watonna and Rochester
Between Yon Arnim and Capt. Herod—
Leouatus and Capt. Herod—Miscellane
Stock advertisements will hereafter be
inserted in the Monday issue of the Globe
immediately following the reading matter
of the Horse department. In no other
way can stock be so cheaply or prominent
ly advertised as by taking advantage of
this opportunity. Figures will be furnished
on application, and advertisements can
also occupy a corresponding position in
the weekly issue, if desired.
A quarter of a century ago there lived,
(and still lives) in the town of Walden,
Orange county, state of New York, a rep
utable farmer citizen, named Jonathan
Hawkins. Mr. Hawkins had on his farm
a very fine mare, named Clara, sired by
Seely's American Star, which in the spring
of 1857, he bred to the young stallion Ham
bletonian, son of the famous Abdallah, a
grandson of imported Messenger, which
belonged to his neighbor of the adjoining
town of Chester, Wm. M. Rysdyk. The
produce of , this coupling, foaled in 1858, was
a brown colt with four white stockings and
white face with watch eyes, and which
grew up -to become the famous trotter
Dexter, now owned by Mr. Robert Bonner.
Mr. Hawkins continued to breed the mare
to Hambletonian, and in 1873 she foaled a
brown colt, which was named Dictator,
now the most famous breeding stallion in
the world, made so by the performances of
his sons, Jay Eye See, Phallas and Direct
or. In 1870 the produce was a brown filly
named Astoria, now owned by Commodore
Kittson, of St.Paul, and the subject of this
sketch, and in 1872 the brown filly Alma,
record 2:2B}£, now the property of Mr.
Bonner, of New York city. Clara was also
the dam of two or three other foals by
Hambletonian, one or two of which
died in their infancy, and the other was in
jured and did not acquire public notice.
Astoria when quite young was purchased
from her breeder by Mr. Robert Bonner,
who at the time had high anticipations
that she would develop into a trotter equal
to her brother Dexter. But in the process
of breaking she showed a high and deter
mined spirit, and subsequently when being
worked on the track for the purpose of
speed development, gained a bad reputa
tion on the account of wilfulness, and the
effort was abandoned and she
not being considered safe for road driving,
was consigned to the breeding stud of
her owner, where she proved a failure, af
ter having been bred to Everett, Startle,
and other stallions for several seasons and
not bearing a foal. In March 1881, Mr.
Bonner made a consignment of several
head of horses to the Kellogg sale, held at
the American Institute, New York, among
which was Astoria, where 6he was purchas
ed by Com. Kittson, for $2,250; since
which time her home has been at Midway,
which in its pallatial appointments is the
pride of St. Paul.
Soon after the arrival of Astoria at Mid
way Supt. Woodmansee commenced to
work her on the track, Jshe showing no
signs of bad temper and soon so
much speed was developed that it was
decided to enter her in the races at Min
neapolis as well as in other events adver
tised for that season. In her work, driven
by Mr. Woodmansee, she often showed
quarters in 35 seconds, halves in 1 :12 and
a full mile in 2:27, but at this time a weak
tendon in one of her fore ankles, probably
an old ailment, presented itself, and the
project of starting her ia races was aban
doned. In the fall of 1881 she was bred
to the stallion Yon Arnim, and the follow
ing spring great was the satisfaction
at Midway when she unexpectedly
proved to be with foal, and later in the
season suck pleasure was increased when
she dropped a fine colt foal which is now a
year old, named "Midway," which gives
every promise of becoming a most wor
thy scion of this noble equine family.
Early the present season she was bred to
Black wood, jr., and is now known to be
again with foal. For a few weeks past she
has received daily exercise on the track at
Midway with the purpose, that if her weak
tendon did not prevent, to trot her a
mile for a record, not only as a
card for her progeny, but also
that the fact of her beating 2:30, if done,
would add another name to the long list of
2:30 performers now credited to her sire,
the dead Hero of Chester, Rysdyk's Ham
To this end the managers of the race
meeting at Midway park on Saturday last
offered a silver cup for Astoria
to trot a mile against time,
to beat 2:32. After the first heat in the
3:00 class was finished the mare was
brought out and after being driven mod
erately twice around the track, she was
started, accompanied by the stallion Yon
Arnim . Astoria was driven on this occa
sion by the venerable horseman, L. D.
Woodmansee. father of Mr. B. D. Wood
mansee, superintendent of Midway breed
ing farm, and of Mr. D. L. Woodmansee,
manager of Com. Kittson's string of
trotters now doing battle in the grand cir
cuit. The elder Woodmansee is now seven
ty-seven years old and among the score
of experienced drivers that appeared on the
track on that day none rode the sulky with
a more even poise; none held the reins
with a firmer hand, or steadied their trot
ter through the mile, and under the wire
without a break more successfully than
did this venerable reinsman. Under his
guidance Astoria took the word, going
Bteady,and square as a brick.closely follow
ed by the stallion, driven by the son, Supt.
Woodmansee. On she sped without a waver
to the quarter in 38 seconds, passing on
through the back stretch at increased
speed to the half mile pole in 1:14 4, and
still that steady stroke was maintained, the
three quarter pole being reached in 1:51 J£,
passing which she rounded into the home
stretch, and seemingly impressed with the
importance of the occasion.the noble mare
came on to and under the wire without any
abatement of her speed, making the mile
in 2:29%, amid the plaudits of hundreds
of people that thronged the grand stand,
the applause being equally divided be
tween the noble mare and her venerable
driver, the latter being warmly congratu
lated on the successful termination of the
A silver cup is now being prepared to
present to Com. Kittson, which will be
suitably inscribed, commemorating the
occasion of the advent of Astoria into the
charmed circle of 2:30 horses.
It is proper to state in connection with
the performance of Astoria ab*ve related,
that the track was at least three seconds
slow, the turns being very sharp, and
with the exception of the home stretch, a
horse could not be driven at speed within
six to eight feet of the pole, and conse- 1
quently a trotter covers more than a mile
in making its circuit, therefore the per
formance of the mare on Saturday last
was in the opinion of the most experienced
horsemen on the ground, equal to 2:27 on
a good track. The performance was
judged by Oapt. B. Atkins, of St. Paul,
VVm. Veazie, of Marine Mills, W. F. Cross,
of Red Wing, and Chas. S. Radcliff, eabh
one of whom held stop watches, the last
three making the time 2:29}£,
while Capt. Atkins, who gave the
word, made it a quarter faster. Of the many
watches held by outsiders, all made it
faster than the time announced by the
judges, one experienced timer making it
2:28 l /o. The performance was in all re
spects in strict compliance with the rules.
Com. Kittson is to be congratulated.
State Fair Race*.
Below we give the state fair racing pre
gramme. with the entries in each class of
the closed events. Of the events originally
advertised, that for the free-for-all trotters
and free-for-all Minnesota trotting stallions
did not fill, and in their place the manage
ment have substituted two running races,
one of half mile heats, best 3 in 5, and one
of one and a quarter mile heats, best 2 in
3, each for a purse of $200. The manage
ment have also arranged a grand match
race between Com. N. W . Kittson's b . s.
Yon Arnim, and Wm. Veazie's eh. s. Capt.
Herod, for a purse of $1,000. Capt. Herod,
as all know who have seen him in races
this year, is trotting better than ever be
fore, and his admirers believe him capa
ble of going below 2:20.
Yon Arnim has had a bad leg
and had to be let up and returned home
from the grand circuit, in which he was
engaged, but he has rounded to all right.
His record at the close of last year was
2:193^, and in his work this year, before
meeting with the accident that necessitated
his temporary retirement, he had shown
hit ability to beat those figures,
and as he ifl nearly or quite right again,
it will not be surprising to see him
lower his record in the match. Pride of
ownership and of breeding combined, as
well as the rich purse to be trotted for
will operate to cause both horses to be
driven to their oest, and thus make one of
the very best races ever seen in the state.
It*is a big card, andjwe congratulate the
management upon the enterprise shown
in adding it to their already most attrac
tive programme of sports. It may also be
stated that with Yon Arnim will be sent
Blackwood, Jr., the "Iron Herse of Ten
nessee," the great Centennial prizj winner
and probably one or two others of Com.
Kittson's great stable, for exhibition in
the show ring. Following is the revised
MONDAY SEPTEMBEB 3.
2:45 class, Minnie 8., v. m., bj John
Oakes. Star Mambrino. v. h. by W. H.
Wood. Lain Jadd, blk. m.,
by John Archer, Little Rock, blk. s., by J.
B. Kirch, Viator, br. h., by Wm. Veazie,
Little Queen, eh. m., by M. T. Grattan,
Prilla, b. m.. by W. H. Mathews.
TUBSDAT, 6EPT. 4.
2:40 Clas3— Star Mambrino, b. h., by W.
H. Wood, Maggie Kevin, b. m., by D. P.
Smith. Zig, b. g., by Isaac Staples, Silas
Wright, b. 8., by Simons & Clough.
Two-year-old Class— J. F. C, b. s., by
James F. Curtis, Token, br. g., by John
Kathan, Lady Hill, eh. f. by W. H. Mu*k
ey, J. W. 8., b. g., by C. M. Clough.
Running, half-mile heats, 3 in 5; entries
to close the night before the race.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4.
2:29 Class— Farmer's Maid, br. m., by
John Kathan, Bay Brino, b. g., by W. H.
Mathews, Flora Belle, c. m., by J. C. Os
wold, Charley Champ, b. g.,;by John Oakes,
Prince Arthur, b. g., by H. Hastings, John
Thomas, b. s., by H. Seel re.
Fonr-year-olds and under — Unnamed, b.
f., by Geo. W. Sherwood, Archer's Orphan,
b. s., by John Archer, Unnamed, b. m., by
Ira Emery, Lady Fair, by F. W. Muckey,
Is Is, b. f., by L. J. Phelps.
TntTBSDAY, SEPT. G.
Great matah between Com. N. W. Kitt
son's v. 8. Yon Armin and Wm . Veazie's
eh. s. Capt. Herod for $1,000.
2:36 class: Fashion, b. g., by A. J. Orff;
Capitola. b. m., by L. J. Phelps; Maggie
Kevin,b.!m., by D. P. Smith; Theresa Scatt,
g. m., by Abe Rhorbach; Le Clair Jr., by
John Kathan; Folly , ch.m ., by F.W. Muckey:
Black Jim, blk. s., by Geo. P. Smith; John
Thomas, r. s . , by H. Seeley.
Free to all pacers: Billy N, e.g., by
Plato's Nelson; Ada 8., b. m., by F. Benja
min; John H., by Geo. P. Smith; Ed. Cole
man, by D. H. Harsey; Gray Dan, gr, s.,
by Peter Langdon.
FBIDAY, SEPTEMBEB 7,
3:00 class: Minnie 8., by John Oakes;
Lulu Judd, blk. m., by John Archer; Little
Rock, blk. s., by J. B. Kirch; Viator,
eh. s., by Wm. Veazie: Silver, r. g., by John
Kathan; Prilla, b. m., by W. H. Mathews;
Dolly E., g. m., by E. F. Camp.
Double teams: Chas. Champ and mate;
Farmers Maid and Le Clair; John H. and
Running, one and a quarter mile heats,
purse $200. Entries to close the night be
fore the race.
This is an especially attractive pro
gramme, and with tho very large exhibits
in the stock and other departments, for
which space has been spoken, insures by
far the best exhibition ever made by the
State society. The buildings are all com
pleted, the track has been put in first-class
shape, and a week from today the exhibi
tion will bo opened in grand style. Ex
cursion trains will be run on all roads,
those from this section running so that
persons can go and return the same day.
MiitnrMota's Three Great Fairs.
The fair season in Minnesota opens to
day with the great exhibition at Minne
apolis, to be continued throughout the
week. The general announcement of the
management will be found elsewhere. The
turf attractions for the week are as follows:
2:l'S class — pubse $500.
J A Love joy enters b g Gen Hancock.
Dr F A Dunin enters b g Charley Champ.
W J Mosshiers enters b g Cathain.
II Parnes enters b s Feamanght.
2:32 class— puhse $500.
W C Russell enters b g Hembolt.
Wm Parker enters br m Molly Bassett.
John Van Horn enters b m Lady Florence,
R F Kneebs enters br g Elmwood Chief,
Geo P Smith enters blk s Black Jim. '
Simons & Clough enters b s Sylas Wright,
Henry Seeley entere br s John Thomas,
Wm S Mosher enters b m Catherine.
Price Smith enters br m Namouna,
Jas A Elliot enterr b m Lady Elliott.
SO Turner enters r m Dutch girl.
Isaac Staple enters g m Theresa Scott.
Ott &, Blanchard enters b s Tom Terkwood.
2:30 class— ssoo.
W H Mathews enters b g Bay Brino.
S O Turner enters r m Dutch Girl.
Wm Alderman enters b s Stormer.
Hunt Barnes enters b m Montana Girl
R Kneebs entere br s Elwood Chief
L J Phelps enters b m Capitola.
John Yon Horn enters b m Lady Florence.
Wm Parker enters br m Molly Bassett.
John C Oswald enters eh m Flora Belle.
FBEEFOB-ALL PACING— SSOO.
D W Day— Silly Hort^n.
G P Smith — c g John H .
D H Hersey— b gEd Coleman.
P Nelson— c g Bell Ann.
P Langdon — g s Gray Dan.
2:37 class— ssoo.
Jas A Elliott— g m Lady Elliott.
Geo P Smith— b s Black Jim.
Isaac Staples — b g Zig.
E A Parker — b m Nettie G.
Simeons & Clough — b s Cyrus Red.
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 27, 1883.
Henry Seeley— br s Johs Thomas.
A J Orff — b g Fashion.
D P Smith — b m Magerie Kevin.
B N Montross — b g Limber Jack.
John Archer — b m Lulu Judd.
2:50 class— ssoo.
E A Parker— br m Nettie Q .
1 Staples — eh s Viator.
John Arcber — b m Lulu Judd.
Wm H Mathews— b m Prilla.
G F Appleby — eh g Cambia Boy .
Z F Jack6on — b s Volunteer Jim .
H Barnes — b m Orinda.
gents' boad bace, $250.
Spear and Whitcomb - bl m Kittie Stratton.
John F Applebay — b g Charley.
A H Hedderly — eh s Green Mountain Boy.
R F Jones — g s Gold Seal.
PACEBS WITHOUT EECOBD, §250.
D H Horsey — b g Ed Coleman .
P Nelsons — c g Len.
Matt J Boom— b g Tucker B.
Frank Bingam — b m Ada B.
Peter Langdon — g s Gray Dan.
From Minneapolis, the stock, mach
inery, turf performers and other atrac •
tions, will be shifted to Owatonna where
the state fair is to be held next week, and
the week following to Rochester where the
Southern Minnesota Fair association give
their annual exhibition. Read their an
A Stroke of Enterprise .
Mr. C. Van Campen, secratary of the
Southern Minnesota Fair Association,comes
to the front in this issue with several import
ant announcements with reference to the
great exhibition to be given the second
week in September, the week following
the state fair. The three special features
are a great International Bycicle
race, Tuesday, the 11th, between
Messrs. Higham, Prince and Rollins,
champions of England, Canada and Amer
ica, respectively. Ten mile equestrian
race for $1,500, Wednesday the 12th, and
a match raoe Thursday, the 13th, for $1,
--000, between Com. N. W. Kittson'3 b. s.
Yon Arnim, and Wm. Veazie's eh. s.
Capt, Herod. These two stallions aro the
fastest in the northwest, and pride of own
ership, and of the blood lines represent
ed will cause them to be
driven for all they can do, thus
insuring one of the most hotly contested
and exciting races ever given in the state .
Several of the noted horses of Com. Kitt
son's stable will also be presented in the
show ring. The full entries for the races
will be given in a few days.
Anecdotes of John Splan.
"Veritas," in the last issue of The Spirit,
has the following personal mention of John
Splan, the well-known driver for Commo
dore Eittson this season:
"What was the hardest race you ever
won, John ?" asked a friend not long sinoe.
"Well, sir, it wae when I won Little
Splan, and it was the most fortunate race
of my life. You see I was heavily handi
capped. She was a beautiful young lady,
of fine associations, grace, and manners —
brought up in a far different school from
me. Her friends and relatives indignant
ly scouted my attentions to her, bat, as the
saying is, 'love laughs at locksmiths.' I
chose her as I would a race-horse, be
cause she was handsome and good,
so we were married, and I've
got the kindest, cleverest, best and truest
little wife in the land." John is right;
it would be hard to find a lady who has a
wider circle of acquaintances, and who is
more universally admired and respected
for her graces of mind and person than
she whom he endearingly calls "Little
Splan has a kind heart and generous dis
position, and his chief fault is that he can
not keep money, and he is always ready
to lend a helping hand to a friend in need.
A party who is oognizant of the facts, re
cently related in my hearing, the fol
lowing characteristic story. "Jack Grif
fiths is one of those horsey chaps who live
by their wits, and it is safe to say he never
had a bank account. He used to spend his
summers traveling from one trotting meet
ing to another, and it was his boast that
he could go the rounds without spending
a nickel for the wear and tear of his teeth.
One winter he cast anchor at Pittsburg,
and ran up quite a board
bill, giving the boarding mistress
good promises instead of good money. At
last her patience was exhausted and Jack
received a pressing invitation to appear
before the justice. Of course he had no
money and the justice was about to com
mit him to prison. He sent for Mr. Mc-
Kelvey, as he had been working for him,
and hoped he would go his bail; but Mack
felt he would have to make good the
amount in the end, and declined. Splan
was next importuned and came to the
rescue. In his inimitable way, he at once
put himself on good terms with the judge,
and made the following strong plea for
Jack and himself: 'Your honor, I have
trotted horses from Maine to California,
and if any needy person or charitable in
stitution can find, in all that wide extent
of country, a piece of real or personal
property in my name, they are welcome to
it; but, when I agree to pay for myself or
another sooner or later, I will.' " The
court was persuaded by Splan's eloquence,
and accepted him as surety.
The victory of Drake Carter in the Om
nibus Stakes, a mile and a half, at Long
Branch last Saturday, effectually settled
tke question as to which was the best
three year-old on the running turf this
season. The meetings at Louisville, ta
tonia and Chicago showed conclusively
that of all the three-year-olds in the west
and south Leonatus was by far the best.
He defeated Drake Carter every time they
met, and his victories were such hollow
ones as to leave no doubt concerning the
respective merits of the two. When both
colts went east after the Chicago meeting
Mr. Morris, the owner of Drake Carter",
freely acknowledged that his horse stood
no show against Leonatus,and declared that
he would not make another start against
him. After reaching Saratoga Drake
Carter easily defeated George Kinney and
Barnes, the former at two miles and the
latter at a mile and three-quarters. These
two colts, the property of the Dwyer Bros.,
had been esteemed the best pair of their
age in the east, Mr. Pierre Lorillard's
Pizarro being the only one able to win a
race from them, while they had defeated
him no less than three times. Last Satur
day Drake Carter fairly ran away from
Pizarro, Eolist, Kinglike and Gonphalon,
winning as he liked in 2:3B}^. Immedi
ately after the conclusion of the race, Mr.
Lorillard, the owner of Pizarro, showed
his faith in Drake Carter in
the most conclusive manner by purchasing
the colt for $17,500. This is within $500
of the largest price ever paid for a three
year-old thoroughbred in this country, Mr,
Lorillard having given $18,000 for Fal
setto before sending that colt to Europe.
Mr. Morris, to whose shrewdness and
ability as a trainer and a manager the
Gazette has often called attention, finds
himself something like $30,000 richer by
the result of the race, the stake being
worth $10,000, while the sale of the colt
and his bets on the race brings the net
profits up to the figures mentioned. Onoe
in awhile the running-horsemen get to
gether and have a race for blood, and
when this occurs the Gazette is always
ready and willing to give credit. Last
Saturday seems to have been one of those
days. — Breeders Gazette.
The Kentucky Live Stock Record of the
25th notes the arrival at Lexington from
Long Branch of Messr3 Chirm &, Morgan's '
stable of race horses, comprising Leon
atus, Sadie McNairy, Markland, Scalper,
Harpoon and Effie C. Of the condition of
the great Leonatns the editor cays:! We
visited the stable a few days ago and saw
the renowned Leonatns and examined his
legs. He has strained the outer tendon of
his right fore leg, which can readily be
seen by the eye or felt with the hand. The
injury, we are glad to say, i% not so
serious as we were at first led to
suppose from the description given
in some of the eastern papers. The
enlargement of the seat of the in
jury is chiefly from effusion of sernm,
and with rest and cold applications by
means of bandages or otherwise will, we
hope, in the course of two or three months,
effect a cure. Generally, however, in such
cases it will take six or eight months be
fore the tendon recovers its tone, and in a
valuable horse like Leonatus no attempt
should be made to work him before that
time. It is the intention of his owners, we
learn, to let him lie over until next spring
before they will attempt to put him in
training. We hope they will give the colt
ample time to recover from his injury, for
he was one of the best and most wonderful
three year-olds that has ever appeared up
on the American turf.
Monmouth Park Races.
Long Bbanch, Aug. — Monmouth park
races. First race, two-year-olds, three
quarters mile— -Thackery Ist, Bob Miles
2d, Eolat 3d. Time— l:l6.
Second race, one and one-half miles —
George Kenney Ist, Earle 2d, Iroquiß 3d.
Third raoe, one mile — Wandering Ist,
Rica 2d, Emma Manly 3d. Time—
Fourth race, three quarters mile Loui-
Bette Ist, Burton 2d, Manage 3d. Time —
Fifth race, seven furlongs — King Fan
Ist, Antrim 2d, Charley Kempland 3d.
Time— l:29% .
The Brighton Beach Races.
New Yoke, Aug. 25. — Brighton Beach
First race, mile and quarter, over five
hurdles — Moscow Ist, Ranger 2d, Miss
Archibald 3d. Time, 2:19.
Second race, one mile — Nellie Priton Ist,
Garfield 2d, Rosemary Murray 3d. Time,
Third race, three-qnarter mile —
Jack Ist, Barbarian 2d, Little Buttercup
3d. Time, 1:18 J^.
Fourth race, mile and three furlongs —
Infanta Ist, R Mono 2d, Lute Fogle 3d.
Fifth race, mile and — Centen
nial Ist, Imogene 2d, Joe Mitchell 3d.
Sixth raoe, seven — Lytton Ist,
P. H. 2d, Miss Brewster 3d. Time, 1:31.
The Saratoga Races,
Saratoga, Aug. 25. — The first raoe, three
quarters of a mile — won by Force, Gleanor
2d, Brad 3d. Time— l:ls.
Second race, mile and fifteen furlongs,
three-year old — won by Dress, Jacobus
2d, McGinty 3d. Time— 2:s6.
Third race, handicap sweepstakes, all
ages, mile and 500 yards — by Blazes,
Bessie 2d, Fellowplay 3d. Time — 2:15. 1 4 >
Fourth race, one mile, all ages — won by
Freeland, Glengarine 2d, Dank 3d. Time
Monmouth Park Races.
Monmouth Pabk, N. J. Aug. — First
race and handicap sweepstakes, all ages,
mile and three furlongs, was won by Aella,
Wanderer 2d, Parim 3d. Time, 2:24%.
The three-year-old colt Lord Raglan,that
ran third to Leonatus and Drake Carter in
the Kentucky Derby, was cut down in a
race at Saratoga the other day.
At the Hartford Grand Circuit meeting
next week Jay Eye See, the sensational
trotter of the year, will make an effort to
beat his own 5-year-old record of 2:14, for
a purse of $2,000.
Messrs. Chin and Morgan, Morgansdaie
stock farm, Harrodsburg, Ky . , lost at the
Lexington course, Ang. 19, the brown
gelding Momte, four years, by Monarchist;
dam Aroola by Enqairer, from pneu-
The fastest pole team in the west yet
developed, is that owned by Mr. Charles
Schwartz, of Chicago, Argonaut and David
C. The 18th mst. they were given a trial
mile on the Driving park track, making
the fall mile in 2:23}^.
Four trotting-bred horses, all by George
Wilkee, were destroyed by fire at the Lex
ington, Ky., fair grounds last week. Three
of them, Minnie Wilkes, five years old,
Richmond Wilkes, three years old, and Bay
Wilkes, two years old, were full sister and
brothers of Kentucky Wilkes, 2:21^.
Com. Kittson's trotting and pacing
string was laid up last week, and this week
only Fanny Witherspoon and Minnie R are
engaged at Hampden Park, Springfield,
Mass. (the Grand Circuit meeting), the big
mare being entered in the free-for-all
class for a purse of $3,000, and Minnie R
in the 2:19 class for purse of $2,000.
If our memory is not in fault, the longest
contested trotting race on record was trot
ted at Geneseo, 111., Thursday last. The
race was for 2 :45 horses, for which eight
horses started and ten heats were required
to settle it. For the number of heats the
time was good, being 2:36, 2:37 J 4, 2-37
2:38, 2:4o>£, 2:39.^, 2:40, 2:40, 2:42} 4 ', 2:43.
Dr. M. M. Hedges has sold the bay geld
ing, Tony Newell, that has taken such a
prominent part in the Circuit races, to
Mr. C. M. Reed, of Erie, Pa. Tony Newell
is by Clark Chief, out of a mare by Em
brj's Lexington, and has a record of 2i19%£
made at the Rochester meeting in a dead
heat with Wilson. la part payment for
Newell Mr. Hedges took the bay filly
Force, by Princeps.
Mr. B. J. Tracey, of the Ashland Park
stock farm, Lexington, Ky., ha 3 sustained
a severe loss in the death of the promising
young chestnut stallion Abdallah West.
He was running in his paddock, and slip
ped, fell and broke his right fore-leg and
had to bo shot. Abdallah West was six
years old, Bire Aliie West, record 2:25, out
of Miss Coons, (dam of Wilson, record
2:16,) by Clark Chief.
An interesting match against time, in
some of its features assimilating to the
performance of Commodore Kittson's mare
Astoria at Midway Park Saturday after
noon, will be trotted at the Chicago Driv
ing park track to-morrow. The animal to
face time is the bay mare Fulton Maid,
owned by Mr. James Van Etta, Janes ville,
Wis., who is backed by Mr. A. Burnham,
of Chicago, to beat 2:30.
Hon. A. C. Wedge and John Godley, of
Albert Lea, Freeborn county, are the own
ers of a very fine trotting sire. The horse
is Almont Messenger, by Almont, dam
Laura D., by Darnaby'a Messenger; second
dam by Bertrand, the great four-mile
horse. He is described as a
a dark bay, 16)^ hands high, and
weighs 1250 pounds. He was 7 years old
June 1, last, and was bred by Gen. W. T.
Withers, Lexington, Ky. His fine form
and high breeding, being closely allied in
blood to many of the most noted trotting
horses of the present day, should make his
services eagerly sought after by the intelli
gent breeders of Southern Minnesota.
It is announced that Mr. Harrison R.
Durkee has sold his stallion Dictator to
Major H. C. McDowell, of Lexington. Ky.,
for $25,000. Tho trotting of ISB3 has
placed Dictator in positively the front
place among living trotting sires, and
whatever his fee. his book is sure to be
crowded as long as he lives. No other
horse ever had the honor of getting the
three most sensational performers of a
season, as he has, in Jay Eye See, Phallas
and Director, and nothing could be more
natural than that the full brother of Dexter
should be the horse to achieve such a dis
tinction. We know no stronger proof of
the old paying that "blood will tell." We
heartily congratulate Major McDowell
upon his purchasa. — Spirit of the Times.
Tit E 3IZXXXESOTA IXDIAXS.
A Letts* from (mv. Hubbard Relative to
Their Wishes and Needs.
St. Paul, Lag. 20, 1883.
Hon. H. M. Teller, Secretary of the lu
terior, Washington, D. C. : Sir— l have the
honor of submitting the following regard
ing the condition of the Indians yet living
within the limits of this state, to call at
tention to the joint resolutions of the leg
islature of this state upon the subject
fouDiJ upon p;ige 236, of the volume of
general laws of 1883, a copy of which I
have caused to be sent you by to-day's
The scattered condition of the variocs
bands, some of them living upon various
reservations and some of them among the
whites upon none,gives us an interest in the
Indian question that sometimes rises to
anxiety. It is not, therefore, from senti
mental theory that the aotion of our legis
It is the belief of our people that it is
possible and desirable to induce the Chip
pewaß to concentrate on one, or, at most,
two reservations, and accept aid from tho
proceeds of their abandoned reservations
in promoting their advance toward the
habits and advantages of civilization.
The White Earth reservation is regarded
as the intended home of all the Minnesota
bands when collected. It is — or with some
portion of the Red Lake reservation, would
be ample in extent for the purpose. It
contains excellent lands for grass and
tillage, fine lumber, pine enough for all
local needs, plenty of hard maple for sugar,
and i 3 well watered with lakes and streams
abounding in fish .
Paris of all the bands already reside at
White Earth, and they are generally im
proved in their purposes as well as their
circumstances since they came there. A
considerable number have taken claims as
farmers, and have by cultivation become
entitled under the laws of our country to
160 acres; and the number of these is mul
tiplying. Some of them have bought im
proved agricultural machinery for their
use, and good stock is found well cared
for at a good many of their farms. Labor
is aoquiring its proper consideration. For
several years Indians have gone from the
reservationf to work upon the farms of
whites during harvest. Several have been
employed in the mills at Motley, of whose
service their employers spoke highly. The
teaming of the government during Maj .
Ruffee's management is largely done by
people of the bribe,
Some of the Indians at White Earth
think there are among the bands wise and
prudent men, who could judiciously exer
cise some political power in their affairs,
if authorized to do so. For instance a
council of members representing the difftrj
ent bands might, they believe, designate
the persona to be employed as blacksmith?
teamsters, about some of which difficulties
have at times occurred between the Indi
ans and their agents. If any fund should
be allotted for the construction or im
provement of roads, the council could de
termine, they say, where and for what it
should be expended. The body might as
it proved trustworthy be entrusted with
more control of affairs affecting the tribes.
It was believed that such an opportunity
to participate to an increased extent in
affairs would tend to stimulate the desire
to understand such matters to be able to
peform such duties; that as the old life
and the old ideas are felt and known to be
past and forever gone, the opening of a
new life with new honors, would be most
timely and most helpfml. It i 3 altogether
likely and the trial seems to be worth the
pains of making.
But the last suggestions relate to details
of an ameliorative management upon
which I understand the department to be
fully entered. Ih approval and further
ance of such policy I would urge that the
future acquisition by the United States of
any of the Ghippewa reservation, especial
ly of such as contain pine lands, shall be
so effected by provisions of law or treaty
that the Indians may be convinced that
they receive the actual value of their lands,
including the pine stumpage: and that the
proceeds shall be invested for their perma
nent benefit .
Whether new legislation will be requi
site or the conditions of a treaty could be
made sufficient to control the dispo
sition of the lands and the proceeds there
of, I think it most important in its effeot
upon the Indians that a settlement of the
matter of reservation shall be effected with
them in such a way that they may under
stand that the degree of advantage which
they will derive from parting with their
refervations will be proportioned to the
actual value of their relinquished proper
ty to the white people who will acquire it.
and that the advantages will be secured to
them and their descendants as the whites
will hold the land in perpetuity .
It is known that our pine lands are ac
quired under existing laws for much less
than the timber is worth. It is believed
that the timber alone on the reservations
might be sold for something like its value
if such precautions against its being sacri
ficed were taken, as the states have found
effectual in disposing of their grants for
schools and other purposes,
If such a course were pursued and the
receipts from the sales cf land and pine
were invested for the use and benefit of
the Indian bands, 1 believe the interest
would be sufficient to provide for their
needs, and furnish them with many and
increasing aids and incentives to improve
The Chippewas have always been better
disposed towards the whites than other
tribes in thi3 state, and it seems they are
also more inclined to the ways of civiliza
tion for themselves. The welfare of our
people is involved in their condition while
they remain among us, and I have felt it
my duty to ask especially that they be so
dealt with that they may be and
remain contented in mind, enjoying
the income of the proceeds
from their reservation property
without diminution or risk.
There are a number of old matters about
which the Indians complain, unfulfilled
promises, unpaid dues, unadjusted differ
ences, etc., which I hope will also be given
in sufficiently ample terms in charge of a
commission to settle, so that whatever
the ingenuity of the Indian mind may
suggest as a claim may be brought either
to adjustment or abandonment. It would
seem to be politio to meet the Indians with
whom we wish to make new arrangements
with evident readiness to perform all de
ferred obligations under former ones.
Your obd't servant,
L. F. llubbabd,
***"The best advice may come too late."
Said a sufferer from Kidney troables, when asked
to try Kidney- Wort. "I'll try it but it will be
my last dose." The man got well and is now
recommending the remedy to all sufferers. In
this case good advice came just in time to save
There was a slight shock of earthquake
at Lima, Peru, Saturday morning.
FOR SALE— Young Trotting Stock— l have
several one and two-ytar-old colts, the gets
of Baymont, 1,027, son of Aldan Goldsmith,
733, out of standard mares. Colts all large end
rangy, fine looking, and unmistakably showing
the promise of speed. G. W. Sherwood.
1J»OB SALE— The beautiful trotting team Ldt
. tie Louise and Fred for $700, or either of
them for $400; they cost $I,BCO in Kentucky one
year ago; they are 6 years old, 15}4 hands high,
handsome bays, hare full manes and tails to the
ground; fine, clean limbs and good, sound feet:
are free from spot or blemish, tri. k or vice; they
must be seen and driven to be pppreciated; they
drive like one horse; gait and disposition alike;
are both well broke; single and double; and war
rantei sound and kind; they never been trained
for speed bat six weeks, when they showed a
mile in 2:41 to the pole; they can show 2:35 sin
gle when in condition; Little Louise was sired
by Daniel Lambert, dam by Alexander'sfAbdel
■■ih, sire of Goldsmith Maid. Fr^l was sirM by
Do!m"Trieo, siw<>* Darb ; rejorj 2:'O" , : bj
Guy Miller, son of Hyßdyk'aHambletoaian; da.;;
by Josephus, eon of American Eclipse; this is as
fine a young team as are driven on the road; the
speed will be shown; they have been driven the
past year by present owner, a lady, who will ex
plain to purchasers why offered so low. They
can be seen and driven at any time by calling on
owner at No. 65 Summit avenue, between St.
Peter and Rice streets. 239
THE GREATEST MD BEST!
Fourth Annual Fair
TO BE HELD AT
Sept. 10. 11. 18. 13,14 &15.
$7,500 111 PBENIDMS AND PURSES!
In addition to the unusually attractive regu
lar progamme of turf and field sports before
announced, the management call attention to the
following brilliant features:
GREAT OTEOATIQIAI BICYCLE RAE !
Between three of the Champion Wheelmen of
the World -Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Great 10-mile Equestrian Race for a purse of
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12.
THE CRO.YMG TRIUMPH !
Greatest Turf Event
OF THE TEAR.
Match Race for $1,000,
Between the Celebrated Trotting Stallions,
Yon Arnim anil Gaul. Herofl,
The two fastest entire horses in the Northwest.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13.
Free transportation for shipment of live stock,
agricultural implements and other articles for
exhibition from all points in Minnesota, Dakota,
lowa, Missouri and Illinois, reached by the C. &
N. W., and C. M. & St. P. lailroads. Excursion
rates on all principal lines of railroads. Excur
sion trains daily on W. & St. P. road during the
fair. For further particulars, address
C. VAN CAMPEN, Secy-,
"VTOTICE TO CREDITORS— STATE OF MIX
IN NESGT A, COUNTY OF RAMSEY— ss. In Pro
In the matter of the oetate of Sarah M. Wilkinson,
Notice is hereby given to all persons havinc
claims and demands against the estate of Snr.ih M.
Wilkinson, late of the county of Mercer, state of
New Jersey, deceased, that the Judge of Probate of
the county of Ramsey, will hear, examine and ad
just claims and demands against said estate, at his
office in Saint Paul, in said county, on the first Mon
day of the month of January, A. D. 1884, at 10
o'clock a. m., and that six months from the 11th day
of August, A.D. 1883, have been limited and allowed
by said Probate Court for creditors to present their
Dated this 11th day of August, A. D. 1883.
Administrator with the will annexed of the estate
of Sarah M. Wilkinson, deceased. aul3-mon-ow
OTATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF RAMSEY.
— ss. In Probate Court, special term, Augu-t
In the matter of the estate of Mathew Dische, de
On reading nnd filing the petition of Margaret
Dische, executrix of the estate of Mathew Dische,
deceased, repre-enting among other things, that
she has fully administered said estate, and praying
that a time and place be fixed for examining aud al
lowing her account of administration, and for the
assignment of the residue of said (.-state to the per
sons named m the will of said deceased:
It is ordered, that said account be examined, and
petition heard, by the Judge of this court; ou Wed
nesday, the sth day of September, A. D. 1883, at 10
o'clock a. m., at the Probate office in said county.
And it is further ordered, that notice thereof "ba
given to nil persons interested, by publishing a
copy of this order for three successive weeks prior
to said day of hearing, in the Daily Globe, a news
paper, printed nnd published at Saint Paul in said
By the Court, WM. B. McGRORTY,
[i» s.] Judge of Probato.
Attest: Frank Robert, Jr., Clerk.
Jacob Maixzee, attorney for executrix,
STATE OF MINNESOTA— COUNTY OF RAMSEY
— ss. In Probate Court, Special term. August
In the matter of the estate of Henrietta E. Carlson,
On reading and filing the petition of Charles
Carlson, of said county, representing hwiii other
things that Henrietta K. Carlson, late of -aid
county, on the 23d day of December, A . T>. IS3I. at
said county, died intestate, and being an inhabitant
of this county at the time of her death, leaving
goods, chattels, and estate within this county, and
that the said petitioner is the widower of said de
ceased, and praying that administration of said
estate be to him granted;
It is ordered that said i->ei ; ':;;n be heard before
the Judge of this Onmrt, ou raturduy, the bth day of
September, A. D. 18bJ, at ten o'clock a. m., at the
Probate office iv said county;
• Ordered furtSer, that notice thereof be given to
•the heirs of said deceased, and to all persons inter
ested by publishing a copy of this order for three
successive weeks prior to said day of hearing, in
the Baily Globe, a newspaper printed and pub
lished at Saint Paul, in said county.
By the Court, Wm. B. McGRORTY,
fa- s-] Judge of Probate.
Attest: Fkajjk Robert, Jr., Clerk.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS— STATE OF MINNE
sota, County of Ramsey, ss. In Probate
In the matter of the estate of Ross Wilkinson, de
Notice is hereby given to all persons having '
claims and demands against the estate of Ross ■
Wilkinson, late of Shreveport, in the state of Loui
siana, deceased, that the Judge of Probate of the
county of Ramsey will hear, examine and adjust
claims and demands against said estate, at his office
in said county, on the first Monday of the month of
January, A.D. 1884, at ten o'clock a.m.. and that six
months from the 11th day of Augu=t, 1883, have
been allowed and limited by said Probate Court for
creditors to present claims. ,
Dated this 11th day of August, A. D. 1883.
Administrator of the estate of Ross Wilkinson, de- '
Notice is hereby given that by virtue of license
of sale granted by the probate court of the county
of Ramsey, Minnesota, in me matter of the estate
of Isaiah B. Heylin, deceased, I will, on the 18th day
of August. A. I), 1883, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon,
at the front door of the old court house, in the city
of Saint Paul in said county, sell at public auction,
to the highest bidder for cash as the property of
the said state, all the following described lands
Lots one and two of section twenty-one and the
southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of sec
tion twenty-two, township twenty-nine, rnm;e twen
ty-two. On these three Curt above described tracts
are laid out and platted what are styled "Lake resi
dences," from one to fourteen, both inclusive, the
title whereof is claimed to be owned by divers par
Also, the undivided h&lf of the following: Lots
one, four, five, six, ten, eleven, thirteen, fourteen,
fifteen, sixteen, thirty-two, thirty-three, thirty-six,
thirty-* forty, forty-two, forty-four, forty-six,
forty-eight, forty-nine, fifty-three, fifty-six, fifty
eight and ft'ty-nine, in Lake Como Villas, once
claimed to U Lvrcsd by one George W. Bennett.
Also, the other undivided half of the foregoing
described lots once claimed to be owned by J. C.
Also, lots two, three, seven, nine, twelve, seven
teen, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, thirty
four, thirty-five, thirty-seven, thirty-nine, forty
one, forty-three, forty-five, forty-seven, fifty, fifty
two, fifty-four, fifty-five, fifty-seven, and sixty, in
said Lake Como Villas, claimed to be owned at one
time by Mary A. Steadman; also, lots eighteen,
nineteen, twenty, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty
and thirty-one, in said Lake Como Villas, claimed at
one time to be owned by W. A. Passavant; also, lots
twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three and twenty
four, in said Lake Como Villas, claimed to be owned
at one time by Wolf & Lane; also, lot fifty-one m
said Lake Como Villas, claimed at one time to be
owned by one John M. Andrews.
Also, the northwest quarter of the southwest
quarter of section twenty-one, town twenty-nine,
range twenty-two; also, all the interest of the said
estate in the northeast quarter of the southwest
quarter, and the northeast quarter of the southeast
quarter of said southwest quarter, and the east half
of the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter
of said southwest quarter of section twenty-one,
township twenty-nine, range twenty-two.
All of said property being situate in the county of
July 20, 1883.
JOHN B. OLIVIER,
Administrator de bonis nonof said estate.
I. V. D. Heard, attorney for administrator.
The above sale is adjourned to"August 27, A. I).
1883, at 2 o clock p. m., at the same place.
JOHN B. OLIVIEK,
Administrator of said estate.
August 18, 1883.
I. V. D. Heard, Atfy for administrator.
HOME OFTSSM-;E'S SALE.
QTATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF RAMSEY
kJ— District Court, Second Judicial District.
In the matter of the assignment of Louisa Brei
dert, with her husband, John Breidert, for the
benefit of the creditors of said Louisa Breidert.
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to an order
of said court, duly made in said matter, bearing
elate August 17th, A. D. 1883, and duly filed in the
office of the clerk of said court, at the city of St.
Paul, in said county, on that day, the undersigned,
as assignee of the said Louisa Breidert, with John
Breidert, her husband, for the benefit of the credi
tors of the said Louisa Breidert, will sell at public
auction to the highest bidder for cash, at the Store
Building and premises, No. 55 West Third street,
in said city of St. Paul, commencing at ten o'clock
in the forenoon of Wednesday, the 29th day of Au
gust, A. D. 1883, all that stock of goods, merchan
dise and personal property, mentioned and describ
ed in the inventory, duly filed in said matter, in
said office of the clerk of said court, the same be
ing^ the entire stock covered and conveyed by the
deed of assignment In said matter, and consisting
of a stock of stoves and fixtures, with such general
stock of material and merchandise in the line of
hardware as is usually kept in stock and for sale at
retail hardware stores. Also, th€ accounts remain
ing unpaid at the time of said sale, and belonging
to said assigned estate.
That said entire stock will be offered and sold in
bulk, and as one entire lot, and the same can be
Sien and examined at said Store Building and
premises, at said No. 55 West Third street, to the
time of sale and from this date.
EDMUND RICE, Jr.,
Assignee of Louisa Breidert.
August 17, 1883. 230-341
STATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF RAMSEY
*J — ss. In Probate Court, Special Term, August 3,
In the matter of the estate of August Schuler,
On reading and filing the petition of Louisa
Schuler, executrix, of the estate of August Schu
ler, deceased, representing, among other things,
that she has fully administered said estate, and
praying that a time and place be fixed for examin
ing and allowing her account of administration,
and for the assignment of the residue of said es
tate to the sole legatee and devisee named in the
will of said deceased ;
It is ordered, that said account be examined and
petition heard, by the judge of this court, on Wed
nesday, the 29th day of August, A. D. 1883, at tea.
o'clock a. m., at the probate office in said county.
And it is further ordered, that notice thereof be.
given to all persons interested, by publishing a
copy of this order for three successive weeks prior
to said day of hearing, in the Daily Globe, a news
paper printed and published at Saint Paul, in said
By the Court, Wsr. B. McGRORTY,
[i.. B.] Judge of Probate.
Attest: Frank Uobert Jr., Clerk. aug6-mon-4w.
V OTICE TO CREDITORS -State of Minnesota,.
» County of Ramsey— ss. In Probate Court.
In the matter of the estate of Maria Wilkinson,
Notice is hereby given to all persons having
claims and demands against the estate of Maria Wil
kinson, late of the county of Philadelphia, state
of Pennsylvania, deceased, that the judge of pro
bate of said county of Ramsey will hear, examine
and adjust claims and demands against said estate,
at his office in St. Paul, in said county, on the first
Monday of the month (it January, A. D. 18S4, at 10
o'clock a. m., end that six months, from the 11th
day of August, A. D. 1883, have been limited and
allowed by said probate court for creditors to pre
sent their claims.
Dated this 11th day of August, A. D. 1883.
Administrator of the estate of Maria Wilkinson,
Ct TATE OF MINNESOTA— COUNTY OF RAMSEY,
kl District C»urt, Second Judicial District.
Henry G. Haas and John J. Haas, partners as Haas
Bros., plaintiffs, vs. Martha Olsen, defendant.
Toe State of Minnesota, to the above named de
You are hereby summoned and required to an
-8 ver to the complaint in this action, which is now on
rile in the office of |th 9 clerk of the district court
of Ramsey county, Minnesota, and to serve a copy
of your answer to the said complaint on the sub
server, at his office, Room 1, Odd Fellows' block,
Wabashaw street, St. Paul, Minn., within twenty,
-ays tilt. t the service of this summons upon you,
ex^asivi of the day of such service: and. if you
tu. to answer the said complaint within the time
aforesaid, the plaintiff in this action will take judg
ment against you for the sum of (151.86 with inter
est thereon, at the rate of seven per cent, per an
num, from the sec md day of October. 1882. and for
th" costs and disbursements of this action.
Dated July 26th, 1833.
E. R. HOLCOMEE,
Plaintiff's Attorney, St. Paul, Minn.
Notice to Creditors.
State of Minnesota, County of Ramsey— ss. In
Probate Cocrt, special term, August 2, 1883.
la the natter of the estate of Lorenzo Aliis, de
Notice is hereby given to all persons having
claims and demands against the estate of Lorenzo
Allis, late of the county of Ramsey, deceased, that
the judge of the probate court of said county,
will hear, examine, and adjust claims and demands
against said estate, at his office in St. Paul, in said
county, on the first Monday of the month of Oc
tober, A. D. 1883, at 10 o'clock a. m.; and that six
months from 'he 2d day of August, A.. 1). 1883, have
been limited and allowed by said probate court for
creditors to present their claims.
MARY C. ALLIS,
Executrix of the estate of Lorenzo Allis, deceased.
Notice to Creditors.
State of Minnesota, County of Rara?ey— os. lii
Probate Court, special term, August 2. if.HS.
In the matter of the estat° of Geor.'t D. Wilson,
Notice is hereby given to ci. D3rsons having
claims and demands against the estate of George 15.
Wilson, lute of the county of Ramsey, and State of
Minnesota, deceased, that the .judge of the probate
court of °aid county wil' bear, examine and adjust
Claims and demand? against said estate, at his office
in Saint Paul, in said county, on the first Monday
of the month of October, A. D. 1833, at ten o'clock
a. m., and that six months from the 2d df»y of
August, A. D. 18%, have been limited and allowed
by said probate court for creditors to present their
Executor of tte esta'o of George B. WKsdc, go
STATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OFJRAMSEY*
— ss. In Probate Court, special term, August 4,
In the matter of the estate of Rufus C. Robinson,
On reading and filing the petition of Lucy C Rob
inson, executrix of the estate of Rufus C. Rob
inson, deceased, representing among other things,
that she has fully administered said estate, and
praying that a time and place be fixed for examin
ing and allowing her account of administration, and
for the assignment of the residue of said estate to
the sole legatee and devisee named in the will of
It is ordered, That said account be I exam
ined and petition heard by the Judge of this Court,
on Thursday, the 30th day of August, A. D. 1883 at
ten o'clock a. m., at the Probate office, in said
And it is further ordered that notice thereof be
given to all persons interested, by publishing a
copy of this order for three successive weeks, prior
to said day of hearing, in the Daily Globe, a
newspaper printed and published at St. Paul in
By the Court,
[i-s.J WM. B. McGRORTY,
Attest! F^KROBEBT,^., Judge of Probate.
Attes' : Feank RoBEKT,[Jr., Clerk.
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