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flAlfi GUT IT CLOSE
BIT IT CAME TOO LATE TO SPOIL
MINNESOTA'S FAIR OF
DROVE PEOPLE AWAY ONE DAY
BIT THE OTHER FIVE HAD BEEN
ENOI'UH TO l\M«i: ITS
PRESS PROGRAMME SPOILED,
Alilii.uk'> One or Two Raving;
Events Were Brought Off In
Ticket sales Monday $1,301.00
Ticket sales Tuesday 5.195. 58
Ticket sales Wednesday 7.175.60
Ticket sales Thursday 17.366.59
T.cket sales Friday 8,116.75
Ticket sales Saturday 491.50
Railroad tickets for week (estimated) 750.00
Receipts from other sources 11,434.06
Total receipts for 1596 52,331.07
Total receipts for 1895 49,755. SS
Surplus of receipts for 1896 2,575.19
Above is the splendid record made by
the Minnesota State Agricultural so
ciety at its 37th annual fair which clos
ed yesterday, after what was, with one
exception, and that the year of 1887,
the most successful week in the his
tory of the organization. The great
sham battle of 1887 attracted nearly
8.1 00 peonle to the fair, causing a
phenomenal increase in the receipts for
the year, but never before nor since
has the fair prospered as it has this
y^ar. The result is all the more re
markable when it is taken into consid
eration that it rained Friday and Sat
urday, thus unquestionably greatly In
terfering with the attendance on these
two days. As a matter of fact there
were only four auspicious days during
the week, and to have eclipsed a year
such as last was conceded to be, under
such circumstances, was little short of
The officials of the society realize
that they have made a proud record,
and there was not a more jubilant set
of men in the state last night when the
final report of Treasurer Moffat was
announced. The sum total of the re
ceipts is a matter of general congratu
lation among the members of the fair
association and it Is almost assured
that after paying for the extensive im
provements, which were added to the
grounds during the year, and paying
the premiums for the week just closed,
the society will have a surplus of over
Concerning the success of the fair
from the standpoint of those who wit
nessed its unequaled displays, there is
little to be said. There were thousands
of people on the grounds the first day
and the number increased to half a
hundred thousand after but two days
had passed. No effort was spared by
the management to secure the best of
'everything in the different departments
and the visitors of the first day realized
this fact. They became agents of the
society. Minnesota never before had
such a fair and people from the Twin
Cities and from all over the state began
pouring into the gates. A visit to any
one building on the grounds was well
worth the price of admission charged
for the entire fair and when the display
In every department was known to be
far and away above past standards \
It is only a proper recognition of the
labor expended on the part of the man
agement that the people of the state
should have turned out to do their
part toward the success of the under
taking. That they were more than re
paid for the time and money spent in
visiting the fair goes without saying.
While the Minnesota people visited
the fair in larger numbers than ever
before, the presence of so many strang
ers in both St. Paul and Minneapolis
during the week was an important
factor in the larger daily attendance.
When it was proposed to hold the fair
during the week of the Grand Army
encampment this plan met with con
siderable opposition in some quarters,
as it was claimed that the fair could
not possibly be a success against such
a strong counter attraction. It was
urged by the managers, however, that
an opportunity to advertise the state
such as would be offered by Grand
Army week, would never again be pre
sented, and that for this very reason
the fair should be held at that time.
Notwithstanding some discouragement
the members of the agricultural so
ciety went ahead with their work, fully
convinced that they were acting for
the best interests of the state, and
now the result which they predicted is
apparent to every one. Thousands of
strangers went to the fair, saw its pro
portions, admired its excellent exhibits,
and have gone hack to their homes to
talk about the wonderful resources of
the North Star state. T bureau of im
migration has been established in
every city in the United States with
the people who saw Minnesota's great
est fair as commissioners.
Yesterday was to have been one of
the chief days of the fair, but Jupiter
Pluvius evidently concluded that the
management was having things alto
gether too much its own way, and It is
also to be inferred that he has a par
ticular grudge against the newspaper
men for he came into the game a most
unwelcome participant and spoiled the
entire programme. Newspaper day
at the fair is an annual institution
which has come to be regarded as one
of the big events of the week, and in
order not to have it eclipsed by the
other days a splendid programme had
been arranged. All of the postponed
events of the week were to have been
concluded and an especially attractive
programme of "newspaper" features
was to have been brought off, and
though some of the unfinished races
were run off to decide the«winners of
the purses and the Indians gave an ex
hibition of their games, the disagree
able weather almost entirely robbed
the day of its anticipated pleasures.
When the people who had decided
upon yesterday as the best day to visit
the fair looked out of their windows
In the morning they were disappointed
to see the sky overcast by heavy black
clouds, and a trip to the door-way sent
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them shivering back Into the house
from the effect of the cold raw wind
which was blowing strongly from the
north. Then, too, rain fell at short
Intervals, and It was regretfully de^
cided to be entirely too disagreeable
to go out to the grounds. This was
the case in general, but notwithstand
ing the wind and rain, nearly a thous
and people determined to ignore the
elements and see the fair anyway.
When they had found their way to the
grounds and begun a tour of the differ
ent buildings, they were glad they had
come, for there was no crushing and
crowding of the previous days, and in
side the buildings it was as comfort
able as could have been desired. Sev
eval times during the morning the sun
broke through the dark clouds and it
was hoped that the full day's pro
gramme could be carried out as origin
ally planned. Along toward noon,' how
ever, it began raining quite hard and
it was announced that the programme
would be abandoned. This was quite
a disappointment to those on the
grounds, but there appeared to be no
other alternative. The race track was
almost a mud road and the owners
of the hcrses did not want to risk
injuring their animals by sending them
out. Besides this all of the special
features were to have taken place in
the open in front of the grand stand
(-1 the rain interfered with them as
eh as it did with the races. There
3 only one thing for the visitors to
and that was to put in their time
bout 2 o'clock it was decided to call
the horses for the concluding heats
; in the postponed races of the day be
: fore, as it was necessary that some
. result be reached in order to award
I the purses. The 2:08 pace was the
first race to be started and when the
horses got away the rain had ceased,
l-ut the track was so heavy that good
time was an utter impossibility. About
half of the people on the grounds had
assembled in the stand to witness the
! race and for their entertainment the
Indians gave several dances and
played a game of lacrosse.
While these events were going on
at the race track, the exhibitors all
j over the grounds were packing up
; their displays preparatory to leaving.
By F> o'clock the county agricultural
building was stripped of its exhibits
and those exhibitors in the other de
partments who contemplated leaving
last night had their effects in read
iness to be shipped, thus giving the
buildings, which a few hours before
•had contained some of the fair's most
attractive displays, an appearance of
desertion which will characterize them
E! busiest place at the fair through
esterday was the office of Secre-
Randall. but so assiduously did
nd his assistants labor that all
lose securing premiums received
prize money before the accounts
closed last night,
one time during the day it was
rht that it would be a wise plan
;ep the fair open the first two
of this week, and a meeting of
*ir officials was held to ascertain
3 would be possible. It was found,
i however, that many of the exhibitors
j could not remain over next week on
account of being entered at other fairs
i and the idea of adding the extra days
! to the fair was abandoned.
BAD DAY FOR RACES.
Cold Wind and a Heavy Track
It was a terrible day for a horse race, and
yet quite a large crowd assembled in the
grand stand, braving the bleek wind and
cold seats, to see the horses. The track was
; in such bad shape that the owners would not
• let their horses start at first, but finally at
I 3:50 o'clock, the 2:08 unfinished race of Fri
day was sent away, with the track bo bad
I that they took to the outside. With Afrite
j having a heat to his credit from the day
1 before, they were off in a bunch, and kept
in that position to the last turn, when, for
the first time, they began to race, and gave
' a struggle down to the wire, where Afrite
fame ahead easily, and won the heat without
pushing. Lady Nottingham and S G A had
a tussle for the place, but the mare broke
after she had a half-length the lead, and S
G A got the place, with Colbert a good third
and Nettie Jefferson fourth. The time was
: 2:12V6, very good on that track. Afrite won
I the third heat easily. They got off in splen
did shape after several bad starts, the whole
being well bunched to the quarter, with
Afrite a half-length ahead. On the back
stretch they strung out a length apart, with
j S G A second and Colbert third. Then Afrite
j began to pace, and it looked as if he would
i distance the field, but they let him come easy,
and the race was for place, the result being
the same as the previous one, S G A getting
i second by half a length, and Colbert a good
! third. Summary:
I Afrite, c h 1 1 1
iSGA.bg 2 2 2
I Colbert, eh h 3 3 3
'Nettie Jefferson- 5 4 4
I Lady Nottingham, b m 4 5 5
Belle Mahone, gr m 6 dr
Time, 2:10%, 2:l2V£. 2:14%.
The third heat of the unfinished 2:23 trot
! was cent off the first time, but it was not a
] contest, and they loafed on the back stretch,
I They were none of them good mud horses
and made poor time, even down the stretch,
where Welbeck fooled them by winning eas
ily from Lady Nutwood, who had two heats
to her credit," in 2:25. Summary:
! Lady Nutwood, b m 1 1 2
I Welbeck, br h 2 2 1
Bob M, b g 3 3 3
Time, 2-.22V4. 2:24Vi. 2:25.
W W P was sent a mile to a four-wheel
pneumatic, to break the track record, but
2:17 was the best he could do. The track
' was muddy and cuppy, and the horse acted
i badly. This concluded the state fair races.
FINAL CATTLE AWARDS.
! million Wearers Are Named by fhe
The judges of the cattle department con
cluded their labors yesterday, when the fol
lowing premiums were awarded:
Class 34. grand sweepstakes, beef breeds,
graded ages — First premium, H. F. Browne,
Minneapolis: second premium, Wallace Es
tell, Kstell, Mo.: third premium. T. F. B.
Sothem.Chilllcothe, Mo. ; fourth premium, E.
Reynolds & Sons, Prophetstown. 111. Highly
commended George S. Redhead, Dee Moines,
10. Commended W. A. McHenry, Denni
Breeders' sweepstakes for herd of six cat
tle, two years old and under, owned and
I bred by exhibitor— First premium, Wallace
Estell, Estell, Mo.; second premium, T. F. B.
Sothem. Chillicothe, Mo.; third premium,
H. F. Browne, Minneapolis, Minn.; fourth
• premium, E. Reynolds & Sons, Prophets
i town, 111.
Class 36, grand sweepstake diplomas— Rey-
I nolds & Sons, of Prophetstown, 111., -were
j awarded diplomas for the best male and
' female of any age of Aberdeen Angus cat
T. F. B. Sothem. of Chillicothe. Mo., was
[ awarded' diplomas for the best male and fe
! male of any age of Hereford cattle.
This closes the premiums and diplomas
■ awarded to competitors for the year 1896.
The prize animals were paraded over the
I grounds after the awards, and showed to
1 what perfection cattle can be raised. The
I year of 1896 will be considered a red-letter
year by tbe cattle department of the fair,
and reflects the highest credit to those hav
ing the MBagemeu; in hand.
PRIZES FOR VEGETABLES.
Result* of the Competitions in This
Following are the awards for vegetables:
Collection of Fifteen Varieties— Aug. Witt
man, Merrtam Park, first.
Collection of Sweet Corn— Aug. Wittman
Collection of Onions— Aug. Wittman, first.
Collection of Muskmelons — Wm. Mackin
tosh, Langdon. first; Aug. Wittman. second.
Collection of Peppers— Aug. Wittman, first.
Collection of Early Potatoes— Aug. Wittman
Collection of Late Potatoes— Aug. Wittman
Collection of Squashes — Aug. Wittman, first;
E. J. Loyd. second and third.
Collection of Tomatoes — Aug. Wittman. first.
Collection of Watermelons— Wm. Mackin
tosh, first; Aug. Wittman, second.
Beans, in Green Pod— Aug. Wittman first •
W. A. Wessinger, second; O. A. Smith, Clear
Beets, Sugar— Aug. Wittman, first.
Beets. Mangel-wurzel— Aug. Wittman first
j H. L. Crane. Excelsior, second; Rudolph
I Knapheide, third.
Cabbage. Early— Aug. Wittman, first- W A
j Wessinger. second; B. T. Hoyt, St. Paul
Cabbage. Late— Aug. Wittman, first; W. A
Carrots, White— W. A. Wessinger, first-
Aug. Wittman, second.
Carrots. Red— Aug. Wittman, first; B. T
Hoyt, second; W. A. Wessinger, third.
Cauliflower— Aug. Wittman, flmt; W. A.
• Wessinger. second.
THE SAINT PAUI, GLOBE} SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1898.
Celery, Golden, Self-blanching— W. A. Wes
Celery, Whiti Plume— W A. Wewlnger,
Corn, Sweet, Green Ear — Aug. Wittman,
first; W. A. Wessingei , second; B. T. Hoyt,
Cucumber— W. A. Wesslnger, first; Ru
dolph Knaphe'.de. second; C. A. Smith, third.
Egg plant— W. A. Wesslnger, third.
Muskmelons— William Mackintosh, first; W.
K. Coffin, Mainline, second.
Onions, red— H. L. F. Witts, Mlneapolls,
first; W. A. Wessinger, second; Aug. Witt
Oninos, yellow— H. L. F. Witts, Minneap
olis, first; W. A. Wesslnger, second; Aug
Onions, white— W. A. Wesslnger, first; B.
T. Hoyt. second; Aug Wittman, third.
Parsnips— B. T. Hoyt, first; W. A. Wesslng
er. second; Aug. Wittman, third.
Peas, in green pod— W. A. Wesslnger, sec
ond; Aug Wittman, third.
.Peas, Canadian, Golden Vine or Prussian
Blue— Aug Wittman, first.
Potatoes, early— Henry Busse. Minneapolis,
first; W. A. Wessinger, second; Aug Witt
Potatoes, late — Henry Busse, first: Aug
Wittman, second; W. A. Wessinger, third.
Pumpkins— W. A. Wesslnger, first; E. J.
j Loyd. second and third.
Radishes, winter— Aug Wittman, first; W.
IA. Wessinjer, second; Rudolph Knaphelde,
Rutabagas— B. T. Hoyt, first; W. A. Wess
| inger, second; O. A. Smith, third.
Squash, early — Seddon Wilcox, Hugo, first ;
O. A. Smith, second; W. A. Wessinger, third.
Squash, late— W. A. Wesslnger, first; W. E.
j Coffin, second.
Sunflowers— W. E. Coffin, first; W. A. Wess
> lnger, second.
Turnips, white— O. A. Smith, first; B. T.
Tomatoes— W. E. Coffin, first; W. A. Wess
Watermelons— William Mackintosh, first; W.
A. Wessinger, second.
Display of grains, grasses, vegetables, frui's
and other agricultural and horticultural prod
ucts, by any farmer in Minnesota — O. A.
Smith. Clearwater, first; John Prescott,
I Princeton, second; W. A. Wesslnger, Mer
riam Park, third: Rudolph Knapheide. St.
Paul, fourth; W. P. Hubbs, Madison, fifth.
PRIZES ON COOKERY.
Snccegsfnl Competitor)* In the Mak
ing- of Good Thing-*.
Following are the awards on bread, cake,
jellies, pickles, etc.:
BREAD AND CAKE.
Bread. Boston Brown— M. M. Flagg, St.
Anthony Park, first; Ella Leonard, La Cres
Bread, Graham— Mrs. G. J. Thiebaud. St.
Paul, first; W. B. Cannon, Sr Anthony Park,
Bread, White— Mrs. Mary A. Castner, St.
Paul, first; M. T. Flegle, Minneapolis, second.
Bread. Corn— Bernice Cannon. St. Anthony
Park, first; Mrs. C. J. Thibaud, second.
Bread— Rye— Ella Leonard, first; Mrs. Thie
Bread. French— Ella Leonard, first.
Cake. Citron-Ethel Carter, St. Anthony
Park, first; Ella Leonard, second.
Cake, Chocolate— Mrs. M. Britts, St. Paul,
first; Mrs. A. H. Brackett, Long Lake, second.
Cake, Chocolate Caramel— Ella Leonard,
first: M. T. Flegele, second.
Cake. Angel— Ella Leonard, first; Mrs. D
C. Davis. Windom, second.
Cake, Almond— Mrs. G. J. Thiebaud first'
Mrs. M. Britts, second.
Cake, Delicate— Mrs. M. Britts, first; Mrs.
G. J. Thiebaud. second.
Cake, Fruit— Ella Leonard, first; Mrs G J
Cake, Gold-M. M. Flagg, first; Ella Leon
Cake, Sponge— Ella Leonard, first; Vina
Hardin. Hamllne, second.
Cookies. White— Mrs. A. H. Brackett, first;
Ella Leonard, second.
Cookies, Molasses— Ella Leonard, first- Mrs
Graham Gems— Bernice Cannon, first; Mrs.
G. J. Thiebaud, second.
Rolls, Breakfast— M. M. Flagg, first- Mrs
Cooper, St. Paul, second.
Rolls, French-Mrs. G. J. Thiebaud, first;
Ella Leonard, second.
Collection of Blackberries— Mrs. E F ChaD
man, Hamline, first; Mrs. W. H. Bidd'e Lake
Collection of Blueberries— Ella Leonard,
vir 801 lB 01l w tiO S °' p/fbapples-M. T - Flegle, first;
Mrs. W. H. Biddle, second
Collection of Currants, Red-Mrs. Wm
Lyons, Minneapolis, first; Mrs. M. Britts
Collection of Gooseberries— M. T. Flegle,
Collection of Grapes-Ella Leonard, first.
Mrs W S %HH I , UrnS ~" EU i l Leonar <3- first;
£. , • Biddle . second.
Collection of Raspberries— Mrs. A H
Brackett, first; Ella Leonard, second
« C ? U 1, c , t , 10n ot Strawberries-M. T. Flegle
first, Ella Leonard second.
Collection of Tomatoes-M. T. Flegle first
t/lla Leonard second.
M Jam tr B l acl <bery-Mrß. W. H. Biddle first,
Mrs. H. L. Tankersley second.
Mr am W C « rr o n ,^ Mrs - wniiai » Lyons first,
Mrs. W. H. Biddle second.
w Ja £?' £^ eberry ~ M - T - Fle E le flr st. Mrs.
W. H. Biddle second.
Jam. Raspberry— Miss Pauline Werner St
Paul, first; Mrs. M. Britts second.
Jam, Strawberry— M. T. Flegle first, Mrs.
M. Bntts second.
Jelly, Crabapple— Mrs. William Lyons first
M. T. Flegle second.
Jelly, Blackberry— Ella Leonard second.
Jelly, Currant, Black— M. T. Flegle second.
Jelly, Grape. Red— Mrs. W. S. Newton
Pine Island, first; M. T. Flegle second.
Jelly, Gooseberry— Mrs. H. L. Tankersley
St. Paul, second.
Jelly, Ground Cherry— Mrs. M. Britts first.
Jelly, Plum— Mrs. William Lyons first, Mrs.
W. S. Newton second.
Jelly. Raspberry— Mrs. J. L. Gable, Minne
Chowchow— Mrs. G. J. Thiebaud first, Mrs.
H. L. Burrill, Union Park, second.
Catsup, Tomato— Vina Harden first, Ella
Pickles, Beet— Mrs. G. J. Thiebaud first
M. T. Flegle second.
Pickles, Cauliflower— M. T. Flegle first, Ella
Pickles, Cabbage— Mrs. William Lyons first.
Pickles, Cucumber — Vina Hardin first, Mrs.
William Lyons second.
Pickles, Crabapple, Sweet— Mrs. J. L. Ga
ble first. Mrs. W. S. Newton second.
Pickles, Mixed— Mrs. W. S. Newton first,
Mrs. M. Britts second.
Pickles, Onion— Vina Hardin first, Ella
Pickles, Peaches— Mrs. M. Britta first, Mrs.
G. J. Thiebaud second.
Pickles, Tomato — Mrs. William Lyons first,
Ella Leonard 3econd.
Pickles, Watermelon— Mrs. H. L. Burrill
first, Mrs. W. S. Newton second.
Piccalilli— Vina Hardin first, Mrs. William
Spiced Currants— Ella Leonard first.
Spiced Plums— M. T. Flegle second.
Display of Bread, Cakes, Jellies, Jams and
Pickles (by young lady under eighteen years
of age) — Agnes Lyona, Minneapolis, second.
WITH THE FLORISTS.
What the Judges Decided About
The awards in the flower department were:
FOR PROFESSIONAL GROWERS.
Collection of Greenhouse and Hothouse
Plants— Mendenhall green house, Minneapolis,
first; Jacob Hart man. Minneapolis, second;
E. Nagel & Co., Minneapolis, third; John
Vasatka, Minneapolis, commended.
.■ C«ll&ction of Foliage and Decorative Plants
—Mendenhall green house, first; E. Na^el
& Co., second; John Vasatka, third.
Collection of Climbing Vinec (five varie
ties) — Jacob Hartmann, first; E. Nagel & Co.,
second; John Vasatka, third.
Collection of Five Hanging Baskets (one
of a kind)— John Vasatka, first.
Collection of Coleus (six or more varieties) —
John Vasatka, first; Jacob Hartman, second;
E. Nagel & Co., third.
Collection of Tuberous-Rooted Begonias —
E. Nagsl & Co., first; Jonn Vasatka, second.
Single Specimen Palm— Mendenhall, first;
E. Nagel & Co.. second; John Vasatka, third.
Tuberous-Rooted Begonias (single)— E. Nagel
& Co., first; John Vasatka, second.
Tuberous-Rooted Begonia (double)— E. Nagel
& Co., first.
Geraniums in Bloom (ten varieties)— John
Vasatka. first; E. Nagel & Co., second; Jacob
Collection of Tri-Colored. Variegated Geran
iums—Jacob Hartmann, first; John Vasatka,
Vasca Filled With Plants (at the lounta'n
In Horticultural hall) — Jacob Hartmann, first;
John Vasatka, second; E. Nagel, thlr.l.
Collection of Cut Flowers in Design—Men
denhall, first; E. Nagel, second; John Vasat
Asters. Assorted Colors, Not Less Than Ten
Kinds— Jacob Hartmann, first; E. Nagel,
second; John Vasatka. third.
Gladioli, Twelve Distinct Colors— John Va
satka, first; E. Nagel. second.
Carnations, Six Varieties— Jacob Hartmann,
first; E. Nagel. second; John Vasatka, third.
Roses, Six Varieties — Mendenhall, first; E.
Nagel, second; John Vasatka, third.
Pansies — Jacob Hartmann. first; John Va
Petunias— Jacob Hartmann, first; E. Nagel,
second; John Vasatka, third.
BASKETS AND BOUQUETS.
Twelve-Inch Basket of Flowers— Mendenhall
first; E. Nagel, second; Jacob Hartmann!
third; John Vasatka, commended.
Pyramid Bouquet— E. Nagel, first; Jacob
Hartmann, second; John Vasatka, third.
Hand w/«»nii»|— p Nf gftl Qrtt.' .liiyrt ffliirc*
mann, second; John- -rasirtlntr tnfrdV
Bridal Bouquet, White Flowara— JE, Jii«eU
first; John Vasatka, second.
FOR NON-PROFESSfoNAL GROWERS.
Collection of House Plants in Pots— M. M.
Flagg, St. Anthony Park, first; Mrs. Wm.
Lyons, Minneapolis, second.
Collection of Coxcomb — Mr*. Wm. Lyons
Collection of Geraniums in Bloom— Mrs.
Wm. Lyons, first. » I
Collection of Foliage Plants, Five Varieties
—Mrs. Wm. Lyons, first.
Hanging Baskets, a Pair— Mrs. Wm. Lyons,
Collection of Cltnibtoi; Vjnes— Mrs. Wm
Collection of Annual Cut Flowers— Emma V
White, Minneapolis, first; M. C. Axtell Min
neapolis, second; Mr^ Win, Lyons, third.
FIXE ART \**ORK.
Awards for the lnl.iu Dlxpla veil in
The following is the result of the work of
the judges in the art department:
Hand-painted China, Largest and Best Col
lection by One Person— Mrs. C. H. Skelton
White Bear, first; Alice May Plant, St. An
thony Park, second.
Finest Collection » •*• Paintings (Oil or
Water). Not to Exceed Ten in Number— Miss
Alice Thorson, Sauk Center, first; E.dith M.
Bates, Minneapolis, second; Marie L. Baldw
in, Minneapolis, third.
Miscellaneous Historic Paintings— M. M.
Flagg, St. Anthony Park, first.
Portrait, From Life— Miss Alice Thorson
first; Mrs. Pearl I. Moore. St. Paul, second.
Minnesota Landscape, From Nature— Miss
Alice Thorson first; M. V. King, St. Paul,
second; Mrs. Pearl I. Moore third.
Marine View, in Oil or Water Color— M. V.
King first; Mrs. S. E. Culver, Hamllne sec
ond; Maude Hoyt, St. Paul, third.
Figure or Figures— N. A. King, St. Paul,
first; Alice W. Basford, Minneapolis, second;
Miss Alice Thorson, third.
Animal, From Nature — Mrs. J. B. Moor
head, St. Paul, first; Mrs. J. N. Babcock, St.
Paul, second and third.
Fruit, From Nature — Mrs. Pearl I. Moore
first, Alice Bassford second.
Flowers, From Nature— Miss Alice Thorson
first, Mrs. J. Fortin second, N. A. King
Painting. Still Life, In Oil or Water Color
—Mrs. Pearl I. Moore first, N. A. King sec
Crayon— Maude Hoyt first; Phillip Burgon,
St. Paul, second.
Pastel— Daisy C. Wightman, Minneapolis,
first; Horace E. Keebjer, Minneapolis, sec
Painting on Glass— Mrs. Pearl I. Moore, St.
Painting on Velvet or Plush— Mrs. J. N.
Painting on Chamois— Miss Mattie Lyons,
Painting on Bolting Cloth— Mr*. C. M. Par
doe, Minneapolis, first and second.
PROFESSIONALS OR AMATEURS.
Display of Photographs— A. H. Opsahl,
Pen Work— Mrs. Pearl I. Moore, diploma.
Drawing by Child Under Thirteen Years
Outside Twin Cities— Alt* Hilsdale, Sauk
Drawing by Child Under Thirteen Years
in Twin Cities— Howard Flagg, St. Anthony
T\\*O GREAT ATTRACTIONS.
The Painting* in the Window* of
Schnneman A Evan*.
One of the Q. A. R. attractions that
drew crowds of people and received a
great deal of favorable comment dur
ing last week was the realistic war
scenes in Schuneman & Evans show
windows. In the Sixth street window
was a painting ten by eighteen feet,
representing Sheridan's ride; the artist
was particularly happy in grasping the
life, spirit and dash of Little Phil. The
action of his charger and abandon of
his own movement have never been
excelled on canvas. On Wabasha street
another painting of equal size, a scene
from the Battle of Shiloh, was recog
nized immediately by crowds of excited
veterans, who gathered in squads about
the window from time to time, and
exchanged interesting reminiscences.
After many solicitations the firm have
consented to allow them to be ex
hibited throughout the country. They
now go to Chisago county fair. These
two paintings are valued at $500. The
artist, J. M. Thompson, of St. Paul,
a young man who has hitherto been
I known particularly for his tapastry
j and water color work, should be high
ly gratified at this, a new departure
for his brush.
SPECIAL TERM DAY.
Heavy GrlNt «f Business Before
It was special term day in the district court.
Judge Otis, Judge Brill, Judge Egan and
Judge Kelly sitting. The following cases and
special proceedings were considered:
Judge Otis —
Minnie I. Stevens et- al.. vs. Samuel C.
Staples: plaintiff's motion for extension of
! stay and order to show cause heard and sub
Alfred A. Smith vs. Michigan Buggy Com
pany; plaintiff's motion to strike out por
tion of the answer heard and submitted.
Sarah A. Smith vs. Lucy F. Carlton; plain
tiff's motion to quiet title granted.
Merton B. Thrift vs. New Jersey Steel
and Iron Company; plaintiff's motion to quiet
title heard and decree granted.
August E. Ekman vs. Frederick J. Romer
et al. ; motion to have case signed submit
O. W. France vs. Charles Joy; defendant's
application for judgment on pleading sub
mitted. | B
James Flannlgan vs. St. Paul City Railway-
Company; defendant* motion for a new trial
submitted without judgment.
Augusta Heard, guardian, va. Henry Kitt
son et al. ; defendant's motion for new trial
argued and submitted;
In re application of the Great Northern
Railway Company from the order of the ware
house and railroad commission stricken.
Seymour. Van Santraut et al., receivers vs.
John Hoffman; defendant, and Commercial
Insurance Company, garnlshee; referred to
Frank M. Hopkins to take disclosure.
Frederick M. Hoblitt v». Columbus Buggy
Company, defendant, and Germania Bank
garnishee; referred to O. H. Comfort to take
Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Com
pany vs. Hiram D. Gates: application to con
firm sheriff's report of sale, granted.
In re assignment of Smith Fruit Company;
application to confirm sale of fixtures, grant
In re assignment of John P. Christophel;
application to confirm final account of as
Im re insolvency of Estes & Wood; final ac
count of assignee, allowed.
Margaret M. Fellows vs. Daniel E. O'Con
nell; application for final decree in foreclos
In re assignment of Amelia W. Kimball,
insolvent; report of sale of assets filed.
Northwestern Fuel Company vs. Trustees
of Macalester College; application for de
cree of foreclosure, granted.
The London and Northwestern American
Mortgage Company vs. Maggie E. Hardy et
al.: application for the appointment of a
guardian ad lltem, granted.
Goff Bro*. vs. James B. Hall, defendant,
and Minnesota Transfer Company, garnishee;
referred to M. D. Sackett to take disclosure.
Johanna Moeller vs. Henry F. Hermeyer et
al., and Great Northern Railway Company,
farnlshee; referred to W. W. Allen to take
In re Henry F. Herrmeyer, an insolvent;
application to confirm sale granted.
Erne»t H. Behrens vs. Aaron Kohn et al.
and Lindeke, Warner & Schurmeier, gar
nishee; referred to F. B. Tiffany to take dis
Same vs. same and Wyman, Partridge &
Co., garnishee; same reference.
Same vs. same and Rothschild & Co., gar
nishee; same reference.
Same vs. same and Minneapolis Milling
Company, garnishee; sanw reference.
Daniel Day, trust«e ; .vs., Charles D. Bill et
al. ; continued until Tuesday at 10 a. m.
The Northwestern" Mutual Life Insurance
Company vs. Samuel M. Magoffin et al: appli
cation for an order granting plaintiff leave to
file a supplemental complaint; granted.
Same vs. Sarah Lamb et al. ; application for
an order granting "plaintiff leave to file a
supplemental complaint; granted.
Same vs. Julia E}< Cornforth et al.; same
application: granted. -
William Friedlich vs. City of St. Paul : mo
tion for a new trial argued and submitted.
Labor Day Committee.
The Labor day committee was in session
Monday evening last. Harry Franklin in the
chair, with John 'F. Krieger as secretary.
Practically all arrangements were completed
for the parade andgienic^tomorrow. Several
subcommittees were selected to assist the
committee. Harry Franklin, F. Pampusch
Ed B. Lott. F. J. Boyle, J. F. Krieger and
H. K. Beckford will be in the vicinity of the
union depot well supplied with tickets for all
desiring to attend the picnic. F^. E. Hoffman
and H. Grise were appointed for special duty
at White Bear lake, while Joseph Scharff
billing will take charge of the floor at the
pavilion and furnish partners to those who
wish to trip the light "fantastic toe."
The members of the horshoers' union will
meen at Assembly halls at 8:30 tomorrow
CHIEFS GOSS AND SCHWEITZER
SATISFIED WITH THE WORK
OF THE POLICE.
NOT MANY VISITORS ROBBED.
THE PROFESSIONAL, PICKPOCKETS
KEPT AWAY FROM ST. PALL
DURING THE WEEK.
PATROLMEN'S WORK THOROUGH.
Did Extra Duty and Hot a Man Wu
Sick— What the Vi»ltins
Chief of Police Goss and Chief of
Detectives Schweitzer are congratulat
ing themselves and also receiving the
congratulations of their friends for the
excellent work done by the police de
partment during the past week. The
fact cannot be denied that the city
has been practically free from crime
and criminals during the encampment
and the record made by the depart
ment has been excellent. Chief Goss
yesterday afternoon modestly said that
the members of the department had all
done their duty earnestly and faith
fully, and to the rank and file of the
department belonged the credit for the
absence of crime and confusion during
the encampment. Many of the patrol
men, he said, had walked their beats
for eighteen hours a day when they
were not in a physical condition to
?V,?'^ Ut 6aCh member ol the force
felt it his duty to stick to his post and
did so. Not a case of sickness was
reported during the week, and of the
regular force not a man was absent
from roll call or duty.
Chief Schweitzer and the local force
of detectives, reinforced, by a baker's
dozen of the best detectives from other
cities, handled the thieves and crooks I
from outside points in the best pos
sible manner. The policy mapped out
by Chief Schweitzer to have known
thieves arrested as soon as they landed
in the city, had the desired effect.
After a score of the crooks had been
taken Into custody the news spread and
the gangs on their way, or in the city
hied themselves out of town There
were som« complaints, as might be ex
pected from such a large gathering of
People, but there was an absence of
alm P o e st a anTh Ork by the £
almost all the cases reported the work
was done by local thieves and the 7a*
ties arrested and locked up.
The detectives from other cities were
at the chief's office yesterday after
noon settling up and getting ready to
depart for home. The two Pinkerton
men from the New York agency left
Friday night and five of the other "fly
cops ' took the trains last evening The
others will remain in the city until
Monday. The amount paid the outside
officers for their services and expenses
while in the city foots up to $1,119 and
measured by what their presence saved
the city and visitors is claimed to have
k? * m<^ ney well expended, at least
by both Chief Goss and Chief Schweitz
During the week there were on duty
in addition to the regular force 104
special policemen. The services of these
men will be dispensed with when they
are relieved this morning, and an order
was issued yesterday directing them to
report at the central station on Monday
morning for the amount due them
The men will be paid at the rate of $2
per day. The total amount to be paid
t^o™ W 4,u be in the neighborhood of
11.200. The money with which the spe
cials and outside detectives are paid
will not come from the police fund'
but from a special fund which was
found by Comptroller McCardy to be
applicable for the purpose.
Yesterday afternoon Chief of Detec
tives Schweitzer, the visiting detectives
and also the local sleuths, went to
Palmquists photograph gallery and a
group photograph of the crowd taken
Each of the visiting officers will be
mailed one of the pictures as soon as
they are finished.
The regular officers who have been on
duty at the central station during the
week from the substations, will resume
their regular beats today and the offi
cers at the central station will get down
to doing ten instead of eighteen hours
The total number of arrests made
by the police at the central and sub
stations during the week was 269. Of
this number 90 per cent was for drunk
enness, vagrancy and disorderly con
duct. Thirteen of the arrests were of
persons who were known to the visit
ing detectives as well known crooks,
and all of them were arrested before
they had a chance to get in any work
on the crowds.
The central patrol wagon, which
handled the bulk of the crowd arrested,
answered 87 box calls, nineteen special
calls, attended five fires, took seven
sick and injured persons to the hos
pitals, and in doing so traveled 136
miles. One hundred and seven persons
were arrested and brought to the sta
tion in the patrol wagon.
LOOP, BUT NO EXPRESS LINE.
Sach the Dictum of the Aldermanic
The committee on streets of the
board of aldermen met yesterday after
noon and disposed of the ordinance
granting the street railway company
the right to operate an Interurban ex
press line on University avenue in con
sideration for its consent to construct
a loop to Broadway. Six out of the
seven members of the committee were
present, and by a unanimous vote it
was decided to submit an adverse re
port on the ordinance.
In accordance with the instructions
of the committee at its previous meet
ing the sub-committee, with the as
sistance of the corporation attorney,
submitted a substitute ordinance
directing the street railway company
to construct a loop to Broadway, by
laying a track on Eighth street from
Robert street to Broadway, and mak
ing the connections necessary to com
plete such Broadway loop. The ordi
nance further requires the street rail
way company to operate Its interurban,
Grand avenue, Como avenue and Ham
line cars around the Broadway loop.
A motion that the substitute ordi
nance be recommended to pass was
carried by a vote of four to two, Ala.
Kenny. Larsen, Kaldunski and Lin
dahl voting In the affirmative. Aid.
Shepard and Bell voted "no" as they
preferred to have the ordinance sub
mitted without any recommendation.
The ordinance granting to E. E.
McDonald and others the franchise to
construct within the city, the terminal
lines for the proposed electric lines to
Superior, Wis., was laid over until next
Thursday night at 7:30. when the com
mittee will consider it at a special
meeting to be held in the council
Grand Folks Man Dead.
Alexander McMasters. of Grand Forks died
at the city hospital yesterday afternoon. The
deceased was a single man thirty years old
and a member of the firm of O'Brien & Mc-
Masters, livery men, at Grand Forks. He
was taken to the city hospital early yesterday
morning, having been sent to the institution
by Dr. H. C. Johnson, of the West side.
The remains will be taken to Grand Forks
FRAGMENTS OF IT-Concerning
OF DU RJ[|NECILOTHINC
I-. te " Ot i° me T?£L ** the talkin ST that's being done about cloth
ing, but we're doing- LOTS of the selling. A good clothing house i,
known by the friends it makes. We have thousands of walking adver
tn?,T cn w . + Sa A d v ° f n - dressed gentlemen refer their friends
to us. We treated them right; we will treat you right.
..We Don't Like Boasting..
At the same time our patrons ought to know that our trade has
quadrupled since moving into our new and elegant quarters. Not hard
•°wm C ten " Qnallty> fair prices and fair dealing-like blood-
THE DRAWING CARD.
H^ ALL CLOTHING MADE SINCE
HftiQjP JULY Ist, 1896.
That's what we mean by STYLE. People that trade with us get
modern goods— that which is not of the past. If a new idea in clothintr
conies to the front, 'tis more than likely you'll find it first at Hoffmann's
Style better, made better, trimmed better, fit better than ever before'
People have had enough of the cheap and mean; there's uo economy in
it. We they boys' suits or men's, the same improved quality pervades
Selling more men's clothing than ever before, especially to the ex
tra stout and extra slim men. Have more varieties than all the other
stores combined. It's our hobby to fit them perfectly. Doesn't take
long for such news to go the rounds of a watchful community Artists
make our clothing— not bunglers. We'd love to show you the hand
some things we have for you. No obligation to buy
We have our hobbies, too. Can't get oft. Don't want to. One Is-
Tell the truth and nothing but the truth. Another: Lower prices than
» most stores, quality considered. Another: Perfect satisfaction in
We're in the saddle now with Boys' and Men's Clothing, Furnish
ings and Hats. In every department we claim fashionableness. Look
in other stores, then see if we cannot save you money and give you
better qualities. Why, we haven't mentioned a single price: but come
and get this part of the news at the counters. Don't keep your faith
on a strain. Come now.
L. 6. HOFFMANN & CO,
Ryan Block, Corner Seventh and Robert Streets.
I FIRST PREMIUM... 1
tfm FOR BUTTER DISPLAY AT &fe
||?| THE FAIR AWARDED TO THE
H ....MILTONJDAIRY CO. j
BOTH PRIZE GflflGE
BIT THE OK Kits WOULD DEPRIVE
EACH OTHER OF HER SO
AFTER MONTHS OF ANXIETY
HER FATHER NOW HAS TEMPOR
ARY ENJOYMENT OF HER
BRIGHT BLUE EYES.
RESULT OF A MARITAL MIX-UP
That Has Not Proven an Happy as
the Sons of the Wedding
Little Grace Geer, a blue-eyed maid
of six, sat in Judge Kelly's room yes
terday afternoon, wondering why she
was there. When she grows to be a
big girl, Grace will learn that a writ
j of habeas corpus brought her there,
and that it was issued on the petition
of her father, who took that course to
regain possession of her from her
mother. The proceedings developed a
sad story of marital infelicity, culmi
nating in the disappearance of the wife
and child from the family abode.
William S. Geer, who applied for the
writ of habeas corpus, is a prosperous
farmer residing in Kandiyohl county,
Minnesota, in the vicinity of New Lon
don. Mr. Geer is about thirty-eight
years of age. His wife is twenty-six.
Their married life during the last few
months that they lived together was
not happy, though Mr. Geer is said to
have been a devoted husband and
father. Finally, on the 26th day of last
January, Airs. Geer disappeared from
her home, taking little Grace with her.
For months, no trace of her could be
found, though Mr. Geer never ceased
his seafch for his wife and child. It
waa believed that Mrs. Geer first fled
to Montana, but Mr. Geer could not
locate her in that state.
At last, not more than three weeks
ago, Mr. Geer discovered the whero
abouts of his lost ones. They were in
St. Paul, at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Hollister, at 133 South Wabasha street.
Mr. Hollister is a cousin of Mrs. Geer.
Mr. Geer called at the house, saw hla
child and had a number of interviews
with his wife. She refused, however,
to yield to him the possession of the
child, and the next time Mr. Geer
called at the house, he says that he
was told that he could not see Grace.
The fchild was then in the custody of
Mrs. Hollister, for Mrs. Geer had se
cured a position in the club house at
the state fair.
Having exhausted every friendly re
source and being unable to gain pos
session of his child, Mr. Geer, through
his attorneys, to Judge Kelly
yesterday afternoon for a wrie of ha
beas corpus and an order directing
Mrs. Mary Hollister to show cause
why the child, Grace, should not be
delivered to his custody. The writ was
made returnable at 3 p. m. and at that
hour all the interested parties, save
Mrs. Geer, appeared before Judge Kelly
at his chambers at the court hou«e
As Mrs. Hollister and the little giri
entered the room, they were met by
Mr Geer and his sister, who resides
in Minneapolis. Mr. Geer lifted his
child into his arms and kissed her and
then her auntie kissed her, and as
sne did so, her eyes filled with teara
Mrs. Hollister seemed affected some
what, but her tears did not flow until
after Judge Kelly had rendered his
Inasmuch as Mrs. Geer was absent,
and was not represented by any at
torney, Judge Kelly said he would
hear the case on its merits next Tues
day forenoon at 10 o'clock. The ques
tion at once arose In whose custody
should the child remain in the mean
time. Mr. Geer and his attorneys.
Judge Wood and Judge Card, objected
to leaving Grace with Mrs. Hollister,
fearing that Mrs. Geer would not pro
duce the child on Tuesday. Mrs. Hol
lister was permitted to go out and se
cure an attorney. She returned fifteen
minutes later with S. C. Olmstead
Mr. Olmstead argued that as Mr*.
Geer, the real party interested, was not
present and had no opportunity to be
heard, justice required that the child
be left with Mrs. Hollister until the
time set for the hearing.
Judge Card replied that it was time to
speak out plainly. The fact was he
feared that if the child was allowed
to remain where she was, that Mrs
Geer would not produce her In court
Judge Kelly put an end to the con
troversy, remarking: "The child is now
in the custody of the court, and the
court proposes to act for the best In
terests of that child."
Then addressing Miss Geer, Judye
Kelly asked her where she resided and
what her occupation was. Miss Geer
said that she lived in Minneapolis and
was a teacher in one of the public
schools there. Judge Kelly thereupon
entrusted Grace to her aunt's car*
until next Tuesday morning, and as
he announced his decision, (.he judge
admonished Miss Geer, and Mr. Geer
as well, that the failure of either to
produce the child in court at 10 o'clock
next Tuesday morning would consti
tute contempt of court, which would
be severely punished.
Thereupon Mrs. Hollister began to
weep. It was evident that her grief
was sincere, as she considered herself
responsible for the child to her mother.
Between her sobs Mrs. HolHster cried:
"What if they shouldn't bring Grace
Judge Kelly assured Mrs. Hollister
that the child would be brought back
to court and Miss Geer repeated the
assurance. Then all departed from
Judge Kelly's room.
Will Spend Sunday In Jail.
William Raleigh and William Maloney,
charged with robbing ToJliver of J125 in cash
and a gold watch, were arraigned In the
poiice court yesterday and had their cases
continued to Monday. In default of bail they
were committed to jail.