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VOL. VI.
IE SHOW SHOWS
The Greatest Day Yet of the Minneap
olis Industrial Fair.
IS, OOO PERSONS ON THE GROUND.
An Exciting Contest of Bicyclists for
the Championship and 82,000.
HIGH 131 CARRIES OFF THE PRIZE.
The Minnesota Contest V»'o:i by John
son, of Northfield.
IKE EQUINE TRIALS OF SPEED.
A Number of Very Satisfactory Races
for Trotters and Pacers.
The sun rose clear and bright yesterday
morning, and it was c boon to the mana
gers of the fair association. A brilliant
programme had been arranged, and the
exposition was to be at the zenith of 'its
glory. Early in the forenoon the people
started on their way to the grounds, go
ing by the cars, street car?, carriages and
omni basses, to cay nothing of the crowds
who weald patronize no artificial means
of locomotion, and used their feet instead.
By the hour of 11 there was fully 0,000
people on the grounds, and during the da
over 20,000 people passed through the
gates at the general entrance.
All ia all, yesterday was by far the
GREATEST DAY OF THE WEEK,
and the management can be congratulat
ed upon, its success. They labor under
disadvantages in two particulass. One is in
the fact that the fair is earlier than usual,
and that the season has been later than
nsual. For this reason a majority
of the Minnesota farmers are
prevented jfrom attending. Another rea
son, and more potent, as regards the two
■citie?, is in the faot that there is far more
attention being paid the celebration of
the opening of the Northern Pacific rail
road on Monday. Oar business men in
both cities are devoting most of their time
to preparing their respective indus
trial displays which are to be made on
that occasron, and the excitement incident
to the rivalry of the two cities absorbs
every thought.
The exhibits in industrial hall remained
the same yesterday as on the preceding
day nothing new having been added
All day the building was literally packed
with spectators. This was true even when
the grand stand was filled to its utmost
capacity during the track exercises.
The stock barns still continue the great
source of attraction, and was filled all day
by people admiring' the exhibits. During
the forenoon a lar«e number of premiums
■were awarded. Ihe cows were taken out
by the committee, arid at their instance j
were milked. The amount and quality of j
milk yielded by all the animals was a
matter of general snrprise.
Despite the fact that there are a great
many ccookp, blacklegs and pickpockets
on the grounds, they failed to effect any
great operation^ and very few arrests were
made. There are many lager beer booths
on the ground, but tot one drunken man
was Been
A large addition v as made to the ma
chinery exhibits yesterday by several
exhibitors arriving from abroad.
The proprietors of the diniu^ hall were
kept busy as bets, and reaped a rich har
vest. They get bi£ prices for very meagre
meals, and consequently the profits ire
immense.
The show tents were filled most of the
time, and in fact everything boomed.
MINNEAPOLIS DAY.
It has been suggested that the business
•men of the city wake up in recognition of
the fact that the fair is of the greatest
importance, both to themselves and to the
two cities, and that they give a Minneapolis
clay and make it an obligation to turn out
en masse. This is not said because there
is RQf reason to grumble at the attendance
of yesterday, for during the afternoon the
crovrd was so great that it bordered on a
crash. fiat with all that, it has been no
ticeable that those who have visited the
grounds were not our leading business
men, but the turfmen, or lovers of turf
sports and their friends and families.
27*? Premiums.
A trip through the stables yesterday re
vealed a goodly number of blue and red
ribbons tacked op over horses aud cattle.
JEE3E7 CATTLE.
Copperas, owned by B. S. Kingman,
took the first prize of xUO in the class of
bulls three year* old and over.
Second premium of $25 was taken by
Cha?. ale. 0. Reeve, of Minneapolis, Wynka
being the animaL
J. J. Hill, of St. Paul, took first prize of
$25 with Polonium, Jr., in the class for bulls
two years old and under three.
J. D. Robinson i; Co., of
liUvenie tools second prize of
$20, with Arch. Duke in the class for
balls two years old and under three.
Onus. McC. Reeve, of Minneapolis, took
first prize of $15, with Result in the class
for yearling bulls.
N. P. Clark, of St. Cloud, took first prize
of $15 in the class for bull calves, and J.
D. Robinson J: Co. took second prize of
$10 in the same class with Princess
Lennox.
J. J. Hill took first premium of $30 in
the class for cows of four years old and
over with Sunny Lass.
Chas. McC. Reeve took second premium
of $20 in the same class, with Damri.
J. J. Hill took first premium of $25 in
the class for cows three years old and over,
with Love Not, and second prize of $20 in
the same class with Diana.
In the class for heifers two years old, J.
J. Hill took first premium of $20 with
Alpha Li Beche, and the second premium
of $I."> with Alex Alpha.
R. S. Kingman won first premium of
$20 in.l he class for heifers one year old
and trader two with classes.
J. J. Hill took second premium of $15
in same class with steers of Maxwell.
Qa'jen of Minnesota, owned by J. J.
Hill, St. Paul, took first premium of $10
in the clas? for calve?, while R. S. King
man Spinster took second prize of $5.
HOLSTEINS.
T. B. Wales, Jr., of Brookside f arm lowa
City, took first premium of $30 with im
port el Holstein bull Jaap, 4 years old.
CCraspen, Cresoo, lowa, took second
prize of $20 in class of bulls of 3 years
old and over.
First prize of $15 in the class of live year
old bulls, with Dick Spanz.
First on bull calf of $15 on bull calf,
New Years day.
First prize of $15 in class of bull calf,
under 1 year with Endymion
THOEOUGHBEED HOUSES.
In this class the following is a list of the
lucky horses and their respective owners:
Isaac Staples of Stillwater took first pre
mium, $40, on stallion of four years, and
E . G.Marlow of Decorah, low a, took second,
$20. Eugene Leigh of Minneapolis took
first premium, $10, on sucking colts. He
also took first on mares of two year?, and
first and second on filly colt?, making his
aggregate premiums $45. S. C. Williams
ot Comancne, lowa, was awarded first pre
mium, $40, on Ella Rowett, in the class of
mares four years old and over. Leon Legg
of Minneapolis took second premium in
the same class, $20, on La Belle N.
TBOTTIKG STBAINS.
Isaac Staple?, Hambletonian Chief, first
prize in class of stallion? four years old
aad over.
Isaac Staples, first, imported Shetland
stallion Tom Thumb.
industrial Hall.
LITHOGEAPHEB3, BLANK BOOK MAKEHS AND
P3INTEBS.
One of the most attractive, and withal
the neatest exhibit made in Mechanical
hall is that of Geo. D. Barnard & Co., lith
ographers, printers and blank book ma
kers, of 222 and 224 East Fourth street
St. Paul. They are located in the east end
of the gallery, directly at the bead of the
east stairway. A finer display c: blank
books we venture to say, has never been
placed in any exposition in this country
Their prominent business in St. Paul well
merits the extensive patronage they re
ceive, as their work most certainly speaks
for itself. They now ar9 established
in the front ranks of lithographers,
blank book makers, printers and
stationers, county and bank work being
their specialties.
As an evidence of the quality of their
work, they display a book that is wonder
ed at and admired by a constant chang
ing crowd of enthusiastic sight-seer*, who
look upon it with perfect amazement, and
well they may, for nothing of the like has
ever been seen before, being remarkable,
not only ia workmanship, but in its pon
derous size. It is the largest blank book
ever manufactured, containing over 3,000
pages, and • its object is
that of a register, used
by this firm in their exhibits at the differ
ent expositions in this country. . . It was
made in 1881, and though tossed about, as
we might say by thousands upon thous
ands of curious people, presents an ap
pearance as perfect as though it were just
out of the binder's hands,and lays before the
public to-day an excellent advertisement
of the thorough workmanship its makers
are masters of.
The dimensions will only be appreciated I
upon seeing it, its length being twenty - jl
eight inches, width twenty-six inches, and 1
is fourteen inches thick. Messrs. Barnard I
& Co. have facilities for and are turning I
out work that his never been equalled in I
the northwest, and to persons interested I
we heartily recommend them to recollect
this as it will prove an advantage of no
small consequence.
BEVERAGES.
At the south door of the Industrial hall
is a splendid display of beverages by Mr.
Jacob Hie?, of Shakopee, Minn. They are
called carbonated and fermented bever
age?, and are unquestionably the most
healthful and palatable of all temperance
drinks manufactured in this state or any
where else. Yesterday there were throngs
of the city folks congregated in front of
this stand drawn thither by the flowing
accounts given of his drinks by those who
had tried them. His "nectarine" is a de
licious drink and one which will command
a ready sale when it becomes better known.
Mr. Hies is a genial gentleman who is glad
to see the thirsty approach his counter and
partake of his refreshing and invigorating
drinks free of expense. On his return to
SShakopee he will engage extensively in
the manufacture of these drinks and will
fill orders from any part of the country.
Every one at the fair should try Mr. Ries'
superb liquors.
AFTERNOON SPORTS.
The day was magnificent, and the attrac
tions offered proved of most exciting inter
est, holding the 15,000 spectators, crowding
the grand stand and lining the fence on
either side for a long distance, until a halt
was forced to be called on account of dark.
It was a great day, a gala day in the full
sense of the term. The parade and two
races of the Minnesota amateur wheelsmen
was very interesting and exciting, but the
commanding attraction in this line was
the International race for $2,000 and the
world's championship, three mile heats,
between W. F. Higham, champion of Eng
land, and John S. Prince, champion of
America. The race was hotly contested,
each winning a heat, and the deciding
heat being won, after a most
determined struggle, by Prince,
by less than five feet. The time made,
given in the detailed report, was fast con
sidering the condition of the track. The
racing, which was only partially complet
ed, was extra good, especially that in the
2:30 class. It brought out ten starters
very evenly matched, and as they weie
driven to win if they could, the interest
was at fever heat throughout. As will be
seen no one of the races were
completed. The completion ■of these
events, and the other in the programme
will make to-day one long memorable in
the history of sports in Minnesota.
The Wheelsmen*
The sports of the afternoon were inaug
urated with the grand entrance and parade
of the several byoicle clubs of the state
present at the state meet. The parade
-was under the direction of Prof. Richard
son, 1 captain of the Minneapolis club, as
marshal. The entrance was in the follow
ing order: Faribault club, twelve men;
Northfield, ten; St. Paul, sixteen, and Min
neapolis, sixteen. The Faribault club ap
peared in a plain black uniform, jacket
and ' knee-breeches; Northfield, green;
St. ' Paul, white shirts and cor
duroy knee-breeches, and Minneapolis
green jacket and breeches. The parade
consisted of a march and counter march in
front of the grand stand in two ranks, then
in single tile, concluding with the double
"S" — crossing and recrossing
in single file. The movements were well
executed and elicited warm applause.
Following this came the first heat in the
international match, three miles and re
peat, for a purse of $2,000 between John
S. Prince, of Washington, champion of
America and H. S. Higham, champion of
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ST. PAUL, MINK, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 31, 1883.
England. Mr. Grattan and his associates
were the iudges. In the pools the two
sold about even, first one and
then the other, being a slight
favorite. In the start Higham
got away first and had a lead of six lengths
before Prince got fully in motion. No
change occurred in the position of the
two men until about 150 feet from the
judges' stand, when Prince made a fine
spurt and went to the front and got a lead
of six lengths at the eighth of the second
mile. This position was maintained until
on the finish of the mile, when Higham
made a spurt and went to the front, as did
Prince on the first mile, getting a lead of
some six feet, a distance which he main
tained until the finish notwithstanding the
heroic efforts made by Prince on the home
stretch, and especially from the distance
in to the wire. The time was: Mile, 3:10;
two miles, G:37; three miles, 9:59 — really
good time considering the condition of the
track.
MINNESOTA AIIATEUES.
Following came a race of two miles be
tween Minnesota amateur wheelsmen, for
a gold watch valued at £100 and the cham
pionship of Minnesota.
The starters were L. Flickenstein, Fari
banlt; H. G. Jobnsou, Northlield; D. Wait
er McCord, Minneapolis; W. J. Howard.
St. Paul; S. Bacon, Northfield; C. W. Biod
gett, Faribault; E. L. Sawyer, Stillwater;
and they drew in the above order. John
son palled to the front and was not headed
during the race. At the finish of the first
mile the order was Johnson first. McGord
and Blodgett on even term-, Bacon next
and Sawyer following him, with the bal
ance stringing out. Upon reaching the
wire Howard withdrew, and on the hack
stretch of the last mile an exciting
contest occurred in which
Blodgett weakened and pulled off. MeCord
and Sawyer had a close race. First one
was ahead and then th 9 other, but none
lapped the wheel of Johnson during the
entire race. He wa3 an easy winner, with
Sawyer second, Bacon third, McCord fourth.
The winner of the race was taken off hi 3
machine by the enthusiastic members of
the club and borne upon their shoulders to
the judge's stand amid tons shouts of
applause from 8,000 enthusiastic throats.
This afternoon a special bicycle race will
occur, in which Messrs. Prince, Higham
and Rollinßon will start. It will be a live
mile dash for $500, divided. Mr. Rollin
son will be given a quarter of a mile favor
in the race, and Prof . Fred S. Rollinson,
the. champion expert of the world; John S.
Prince, the champion fast rider of the
world, and Henry W." Higham, the cham
pion long distance bicyclist, have gener
ously offered to give a hall bicycle exhibi
tion for the benefit of the sufferers from
the cyclone in Rochester. The exhibition
will occur Monday night.
PRINCE AND HIQHAU.
The second heat commenced the same as
the first. Higham took the kail and held
it to the finish of the first mile, when
Prince spurted and went to the front on
the first turn. Prince held his lead until
reaching the distance on the second mile,
when Higham made a spurt and passed the
judges' eland in the lead. He maintained
this lead until some half way down the
home stretch, when Prince commenced a
most determined spurt. Hicham re
sponded, and the two came down
with their pedal extremities working
likfl the driving rod of a Pteain
engine. The audience loudly cheered the
contestant?, and as Prince was ran to
gradually draw into the lea;], the cheers
swelled into a yell, which vis repeated
time and tinit again when Prince crossed
the line a winner by a lead of a good
l6i£th. Time: mile, 3:33; two miles 7:14;
three miles 10:44 — 55 seconds slower than
the first heat.
In the third heat Prince took the lead,
but Higham went to the front on the first
half, a position he maintained until the
last quarter of the last mile. On the fin
ish of the second mile Prince made a bril
liant spurt but could not
catch Higham. Going the last mile
Prince kept close on the heels of
Higham and entering the stretch for the
last quarter he made a push for the lead.
Both men evidently put forth their best
efforts, laying forward on their machines,
while their legs were working with the ra
pidity of drum sticks. Very slowly but
steadily Prince drew upon even terms with
Higham. Then for some distance they
went on even terms, and then Prince be
gan to show in front, finally win
ning to a long length. The result was
greeted with such cheers as were never be
for heard on the grounds, while a crowd of
wheelmen rushed out and caught up
Prince and bore him on their shoulders to
the grand stand, where, after the judges
had announced the time he was declared
champion of the world, an announcement
that was greeted with another yell . that
would have done credit to a band of Sioux
Indians. Three cheers at the request of
Mr. Prince were then given Higham, and
given too with a will. The time was, mile,
3:32; two miles, 7:10; three miles 10:19.
STATE BADGE.
The other bicycla eve at of the day wa3 a
half mile dash for a 100 badge, given by
Frohne & Maxfield, St. Paul, to be con
tested for at each annual state meet. The
entries were McCord, F. S. Bryant, Wilgus,
Ames, Howard, Ramaley and Hunt, the
finish being in the order named. The time
of the heat was 1:36)£. McCord, the win
ner, belongs to the Minneapolis club.
Daring the afternoon Mr. Rollinson, the
fancy bicyclist, gave an exhibition of his
fancy and burlesque riding, affording the
audience great amusement.
The Races.
The first racing event was for trotting
in the 2:30 list for a parse of $200, divid
ed into four monies, for which the follow
ing started, having positions in the order
named: Jno. C. Oswald, oh. m. Flora
Belle; L. J. Phelps, b. m. Capnola; Wm.
Parker, br« m. Mollie B.; Hunt Barn?, b.
m. Mountain Girl; Wm. Alderman, b. s.
Stormier; R- T. Kneebs, br. g. Elm wood
Chief; W. H. Matthews, br. g. Bay Brino;
S. O. Turner, r. m. Dutch Girl. In the
pools Elmwood Chief was a big favorite
selling for c yen money against the fi.'ld.
pools ranging from f2O to §60 .
First Heat — A good deal of time was
consumed in false starts, making the spec
tators very impatient, and cries of "send
them off," "let 'em go." was yelled forth at
the judges from the grand stand, as the
horses came down after the fourth effort.
To get an even start, the judges designated
Mr. Wm. Veazie to get the horses in line
at the distance, starting them from a stand,
and finally, after live efforts, they were
sent away to a good start. Flora Belle aud
Elmwood at once pulled to the front, while
the latter took the pole at the turn, Bay
Brino in third place, with Mountain Girl
on his wheel, the others close up. There
were no material changes in the race,
the first four holding their piaces
to the finish, which was: Elm
wood Chief, Mountain Girl, Fiora Bell, Bay
Brino. Dutch Girl and Capitola dead heat
for fifth place, followed by Mollie B. with
Stormer, who acted rank throughout the
heat, last. Time, 2:28 if.
Second heat — Interest in the second heat
commenced with the first score, when Wm.
arker, driver of Mollie 8., who held his
horse way back, was called up and fined
$5. On the second heat the driver of
Stormer and Dutch Girl, who were back,
were notified they would get a dose of the
same medicine if they were not careful to
keep their horses in their places. The
warning had a good effect, the horses be
ing well together on the next
effort, Elmwood Chief, however, hav
ing a length the best of it.
At the turn the positions were, the Chief,
with Mountain Girl on his wheel, Bay
Brino trailing the Girl, with Flora Bell and
Capitola on his wheel, Stormer and Dutch
Girl back two lengths. In going the quar
ter, Mountain Girl got on even terms with
the Chief, and the two trotted as a double
team into the back stretch, where the Chief
made a skip, but he quickly caught, and
the two came into the home stretch head
and head . Down the stretch they came,
each horse being driven for all in sight.
At the distance the Girl wavered, but
Banes brought her straight almost in
stantly and the two came to the
wire head and head. Bay Bri
no, who had trotted the race from wire to
wire to win a good third, followed by Dutch
Girl, Mollie 8., Flora Belle, Capitola and
Stormer. Before dismounting Barnes
made a complaint that Knubs, with E!ni
wood Chief, had crowded him oat of his
place on the back stretch, and the com
plaint being confirmed by the patrol
judges, the heat was given to 1 life Girl, the
Chief second. Time, 2:28.
At the coitclos'on of this heat Stormer.
Third heat — The horses vere sent oil
with Bay Brino in the lead and rather
unsteady. He settled quick and took the
lead on the turn, Mountain Girl on hss
wheel, the Chief close by, followed
by Flof a Belle, Dutch Girl, Capitola and
Mollie B. Going to the half, the two
leaders maintained their position?, while
the Chief by a break had dropped to fifth,
Dutch Girl going up to third place. In
going around the back stretch the Chief
recovered his lost ground. Entering the
home stretch Matthews with Bay Brino
took the pole, while Barnes with the Girl
took the centre, Dutch Girl coming in be
tween with the Chief on the outside, the
others trailing in the leaders' wheels. At
the distance the four leaders were on even
terms, but slowly but surely Dutch
Girl pulled in* front 'in which
she was followed by Elmwood Chief
on a jump. The finish was made in' the
following order: -Dutch Girl, Elmwood
Chief, Mountain Girl, Bay Hrino, Capitola,
Flora Bell, Mollie B, but the judges, after
listening to the evidence of the patrol
judges cite Bay Brino and Elmwood Chief
back to sixth and seventh places re
spectively. Time 2:27%.
The iesult of this heat broke {he pool
betters all up, and they were very loth to
invest «ny money on the result &f the
race. Waat little betting done was Moun
tain Girl as choice for $5, Elmwood Chief
$5 and field .s">. In turning for a start
what might have been a eerious
accident, but which fortunately was not,
occurred. In some way in turning into
positions, the shafts of the sulkies of Bay
Briuo and Dutch girl became interlocked
with the wheel of the sulky of Flora Belle
overturning it, and throwing the luare Mat
ou her side. Smith, the driver, Reaped
and unharmed and the mars being prompt
ly seized by the head was prevented injur
ing herself, the only damage :. suiting
being a slight injury to the pulkf .•' The
sulky changed, the dorses were called up
again for the fourth heat and sent off vrith
little delay, Dutch Girl going into the lead
on the first turn, but broke there and
dropped back to fourth place. Bay Brino,
Mountain Girl and Elmwood Chief then
having the lead and on nearly even terms.
At the half the horses were
bunc'ied, the three named having a little
the best of it. Entering the home stretch,
Dutch Girl moved up and took position
alongside the leaders, and at the distance
pulled to the front, going under the wire a
length ahead of Mountain Girl, who was
followed by Bay Brino, Elmwood Chief,
Capitola, Mollie B. and Flora Belle. Com
plaints of foul driving having been made,
the judges were some time in reaching a
conclusion. After a heat in the pacing
race the judges announced that the evi
dence was so conflicting, the drivers and
patrol disagreeing, so they had decided to
declare the heat as they finished. Time,
2:32.
In starting for the fifth heat, after sev
eral false score?, the drivers of Bay Brino,
Mountain Girl and Elmwood Chief were
fined $5 each for driving ahead of the
pole horse. The medicine, however, did
not seem to do any good, for on the next
effort the Girl and the Chief came to the
wire a full length in the lead of Dutch
Girl, at which they were sent away with
the result that both swung into the pole
before reaching the turn so short that
Dutch Girl had to be partially checked. In
going to the quarter the Chief left his feet
and Dutch Girl took second place three
lengths back from Mountain Girl, with
Flora Belle third, the Chief and Brino
breaking and several lengths back.
From the half to the head of
the home stretch the only material
change in position was that made bjr Elm
wood Chief taking third place from Flora
Belle by some lively running. The clip
down the home stretch was a lively one,
Dutch Girl gradually drawing up on
Mountain Girl, and finishing only about a
neck behind her, followed by Elmwood,
Clara Belle, Mollie B, Capitola and Bay
Brino. Turner, the driver of Dutch Girl,
claimed the heat on account of the foul in
the first turn, a claim that the judges so
far conceded, after hearing the statements
of drivers and others, as to call it a
dead between her and Mountain
Girl. While we are positive the judges
honestly endeavored to reach a just con
elusion in this matter, we are equally pos
itive that they erred. We were a close
observer from the reporters' stand of the
start, and had Mountain Girl kept her
place there is no question she would have
retained the pole around the turn,instead of
being pocketed and forced to check her
speed, as she was, and compelling her to
trot away outside to the front, where she
belonged of rights. As it waf, she trotted
faster and farther than any of the other
horses, and in our opinion should have
been given the heat," which would have
given her the race. All there is about it,
the judges did not see the matter as we
did. They, decided it as seemed to them
just. If we are right in our view of it they
have done Mr. Turner an iniustice, but
no one knowing them, and who has watched
them during the progress of the | fair, will
suspicion them of doing other than what
seemed to them just. The time of the heat
was 2:37.
THE PACING BACE.
For the pacing race, purse of $500, di
vided, there were four starter?, Ed. Cole
man being withdrawn. The horses started
in the following order: Ch g John H., r g
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Billy Heaton, eh g Billy N. and gr o Gray
Dan. In the pools John H. sold even
against the field. The first heat was a
farce. Billy Heaton took the pole on the
first tarn, just alter which John H. bucked
and had to be palled to a stop. Going to
the half Billy N. took second place. On
the back stretch Billy Heaton broke and
dropped to third place. The home stretch
was done in this order, all the horses but
Billy N. being on a gallop about half the
time, Billy jogging over the score. Time,
2:38^.
Before the second heat was started Mr.
Langdon was removed from the sulky of
Grey Dan and Mr. McAllister who has
been handling him lately, ; put up, sent
off Grey Dan, took the lead at the turn
with Heaton and Billy N. well up, John H.
back several lengths. Going to the half
Heaton and Billy N. both broke and John
H. passed into second place and made play
for the leader and was rapidly coming up
to him when he broke and lost his chance,
the finish being Gray Dan, John H., Billy
Heaton and Billy N., time 2:35. When
Mr. Smith, driver of John H., came to dis
mount, he explained the break of his horse,
by stating that he ran over a big dog,
throwing the horse off 1i * feet and nearly
overturning his sulky.
The Balloon Ascension. ,
The balloon ascension yesterday was
one of the prettiest, if not the prettiest,
ever made in Minneapolis. It was just
3:30 when Messrs. Williams and Young,
the aeronauts stopped into the basket and
the moorings were cut loose. It had been
announced by the Tribune that Joe Mauix
of that paper would ascend bat when the
time came it was officially announced
from the grand stand that owing to the
direction of the wind, no
Tribune man would go up. The
wind was blowing gently from the south,
and what that should betoken the .writer is
at a loss to conclude. The public opinion
is, however, that terra firma is considered
the safest resting place, or safest to anchor
to. That may possibly be a fair answer to
the riddle.
The balocn rose gradually and graceful
ly to an altitude of 100 feat when it float
ed toward the north, and upward. It
drifted from the very center of the race
track enclosure directly over the grand
stand and then on toward Anoka. For
fully a half hoar the air ship was visible
to the eye when the distance and altitude
became too great for discernment.
The Banquet.
The banquet given by the wheelman of
the state at the Hotel Lyndale was a happy
success and one of the pleasantest
features of the : fair to-day. Nearly a
hundred participated. At .8° o'clock the
members and invited guests filed i nto the
dining room and took seats and partook
of a substantial supper, purely | temper
ance in its character. The celebrated
bicyclers, Higham, of England, Prince
and Prof. Rollinson, of Washington, were
guests at the conclusion of caring for the
edibles in a manner suggested by the
daj's exercises incident to the track
sports. Short addresses were made,
Dr. Patton, of the Minneapolis club, pre
sided. After a few preliminary remarks,
in which he suggested that his was not the
office of speech making, he proposed a cold
water toast to the guests of the evening and
the president of the state association, who
was absent. Ho announced that the secre-
tary had sent a large number of invita
tions to the various bicycle classes of the
United States and to distinguished gen
tlemen of the two cities to be present, and
proceeded to read letters of regret from
such gentlemen that they could not be
present and participate in th 9 hospitalities
extended.
Horses and Cattle.
The Northwestern Importers' an! Breed
ers' association send* a fine exhibition of
horses and cattle from their stock farms
in Swift county. Among the horses they
send four handsome young Norman stal
lions, including the beautiful dapple gray
five-year-old, Lemanissieur, with as good j
colts as there are on the ground consid
ering their age. They also show another
promising colt, Normandy,a three-year-old
who brings down the scales at 1,850 pounds
in fairly ordinary working flesh. Also
"Avelin," an iron gray four-year-old, com
bines style, action and size in a wonderful
degree. "Glorious," a jet black three-year
old. well known among the horsemen of
Minneapolis.
The association's herd of Holsteins is
equal in breeding to any in the country,
having been mostly purchased from the
Unadilla Valley Breeders' association,
which has taken more important prizes
than any in the United States.
Postponed. .
By the time the decision was reached in
the fifth heat of th 9 2:30 race, as above, it
had become too dark to distinguish the
horses in the back side of the track, and
the judges declared the balance of
the racing programme postponed
until to-day. This announcement
covers the 2:30 race, in which there will be
only three starters, Elmwood Chief and
Mountain Girl, each with one heat to their
credit, and Dutch Girl with two heats, the
other horses contesting, not having won a
heat in five, not being allowed to start un
der the rules. It also carried over the
pacing race, in which two
heats had been had, won
by different horses, and the Minneapolis
Cup race, running, mile h9ats.
In addition to these unfinished events
there will be the following, making one of
the best, programmes ever • offered by any
fair association:
Trotting in the 2:37 class, with ten
entries.
Grand steeple chase over five ditches
and banks, with four horses from Winnipeg
as contestants.
The great special match trotting race
between F. C. Pi'lsbury, gr. j». Pedro; J.
A. Lovejoy's b. g. General Hancock, and
Wm. Yeazie'3 eh. a. Captain Herod. .
Another special race will be. that be
tween J. C. Oswald's queen five-year-old
Swfgert colt and the pacing gelding Lim
ber Jack, record 2:18>«| . :' ■ . • '
.. And, to crown all, the enterprising man
agement arranged yesterday afternoon, a
race between the three great (bicyclers,
Prince, the victor yesterday in three mile
heat lace; Higham, the champion of Eng
land, and Rollinson, the ex-champion of
America, the latter to be given a quarter
of a mile.
On account of the length of the pro
gramme, the horses in the unfinished 2:30
will be called at 12:30, and the racing
started promptly at 1 p. m .
There i 3 no extra charge for all this
amusement.
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Fair Xotes.
The collection ot art, especial 1 paint
ings, is meagre and of little merit.
Isaac Staples' Shetland pony, Tom
j Thumb, the pride of his owner, command-
CLOTHIEIiS. ... -... — ' ;--
Tlae Cheapest,
JVlost Popular
and. the Best
FMISIIIIG GOODS,
HAT & CAP HOUSE
In this part of the Country, is the
BOSTON
'Op Price' Cloiii House,
Cor. Third and Robert sts., St. JPanl.
Ed fclie tion < s f all the youngsters
yesterday.
A fight was promptly quelled in fro :t
of the booth- yesterday by the policemen.
The bicyclists had a grand parade on
Washington avenue at 0:3;) o'clock last
evening.
Capt. A. A. Dennier visited the fair
grounds yesterday to see if a projer place
cou'd be found for a game of lacrosse be
tween the St. Paul and Minneapolis clubs,
to be played Saturday, but the ground not
j being suitable the project had to be aban
doned.
It is rather late to mention it, but the C.
M. & St. P. railroad company did not pro
vide the accommodations for the return
home of St. Paul people who desired to
patronize the fair. With absorbing un
finished events, as was the case yesterday,
spectators who take any interest in them
do not want to leave the ground until some
sort of a decision is reached, and it be
comes a hardship when a half hour wait to
hear that decision necessitates their hang
ing around for two and a half hours before
they can get a train to St. Paul. There
were six crowded coaches of residents ©f
St. Paul, and visitors who desired to stay
in that city over night, in that predica
ment last night. There should have been
an 8 o'clock tram.
PACKETS.
DIAMOND JO USE STEAMERS.
For Winona, La Crosrw, Dubnqne, liock Island,
Burlington, K'j->kuk, Quincy, ot. Louis
and all Intermedia c Points.
The Only Line Sow Running Through from
St. Pan! to St. Louis Without Tranfer.
The elegant, popular and lttnc electric light pas
senger steamer
m PI TTSBURGH, "
John Killeen, Master, Larry Cubberly, Clerk.
Leaves
St. Paul, FrMay Anpst 31. 4 P.M.
Through tickets by river and rail to all points.
Most comfortable and chea est route, avoiding
heat and dust. Boats completely provided with
wire screens, fly and mosquito-proof. Through
to Chicago $1*2.50, St. L >vis $16, including
meals and berth «>n boat. A. G. LONG, Agent.
Office and dock foot of Siblsy st.
Minneapolis office— "KiinbalVs," 10 Washing
ton avenue.
Str. Sidney follows Monday, 3d Sept .
MINNEHAHA FALLs!
The afternoon trip haying proven to be the
acceptable trip, Monday the Steamer
LONGFELLOW
will discontinue the morning ran and lea re at
2p. m. Returning, lea-e the Falls at 4:45 p.m.,
arriving at St . Paul at 6:30 p. m. Evening ex
cursions every night, weather permitting. For
atweial excursions or nrivatf> parti*-, fall on Or
address tiEO. H. HAZZARD,
170 East Third Street.
Boat lands at Fort Snelling going up and com
r g down .
KO. 243.
AMUSEMENTS. "
prof. r. ii. mm
i ill/it it* it* iii.iJ>j
Scliool for Dancing
WILL OPEN AT SHERMAN HALL,
Saturday, at 10 a. in. & 2 p. 113., Sept. 15'
SEND FOR CIRCULAR.
OPERA HOUSE.
L. N. SCOTT, Manager.
dame "FORTUNE
Has favored citizens of oar amusement loving
city with the appearance of the Beautiful and
Bewitching Actress .
MLLE. RHEA,
IN HER SECOND AMERICAN TOUR.
TO-NIGHT --AN UNEQUAL MATCH.
Seats on sale at box office.
Special train via the C. M. & St. P. R. R.
at 11:15 for Minneapolis, after close of perform
ance.
Coming attraction — "My Partner," Sept. 4, 5.
A GREAT BARGAIN !
AN ENTIRE
P rioting fi co Outfit
JOB AND NEWSPAPER,
AT BOTTfII PRICES.
A f'lll and complete Printer's outfit, compris
ing two job presses, one Prouty power press,
complete job department as well as newspaper
supply, long primer, bourgeois, nonpareil type,
full assortment of disp'ay type, etc., is offered
for sale very cheap. Will be sold as a whole, or
divided. The Prouty press is nearly new, and is
offered at a bargain. Apply to' P. CLARE, Fer
gus Falls, Minn. „ : auSOtf
ST. LOUIS & STJPAUL PACKET CO.
Side-Wheel Steamers, Equipped with Elec
tric Light.
REFinEDAeIEFURSISHEO.
For Winona, La Crosse, Dubnque, Clinton
Bock Island i Davenport, Mußcatine, Bur
lington, Eeokuk, Qoincy, Hannibal, St. .
- . Louis, and all intermediate points, . :
STEAMER
MINNEAPOLIS,
WM. THOMFSON.Master.
N. G. RHODES, C'erk.
Leaves St. Paul,
Wedaeslay, August 29 at 10 O'clock A. M.
Through tickets by river and sail for sale to
all points East and South.
A. DELANY, Agent,
Levee and Jackson Street.
City Ticket office, 334 Jackson street.

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