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AMONG THEHORSES. [This column will appear in the Globe overy Mon day morning. Pertinent correspondence will be thankfully received, and should be addressed to Turf Editor, Globe offlce.l Purchase of the Erdeaheim Thoroughbred Stock by Com. Klttson— Some Sixty Head I uoluilv (I in the Purchase, for a Consid eration of About $50,000-The Froposed Ualon 1> riving Park and Exposition Grouada -Breeding Operations of J. C. Odw*ld— Sires of Flvo or More 8.30 Trottara— Com. Klttson'a Preparations for the Trotting Campaign— Vanderbllt, the Kallroad King, Said to Re Ambi tious for Fame Upon the Running Turf-Probable Race Between the Sen s*M.mal Trotting Youngsters -Miscella neous Turf Notes. furchann of the Jirdenheim Thoroughbreds bu Commodore Kxttson. On the 13th of January last the Globe pub lished, on information found in the Philadel phia Times, the reported purchase by Commo dore N. W. Kittson of Erdenheim, the noted stock farm of Mr. Aristides Welch (breeder of the world-famed Iroquois and other noted per formers), located in the beautiful valley of the Wissahickon, twelve miles distant from the city of Philadelphia, the consideration given beiug stated at #150,000. It subsequently transpired that this sale and purchase was actually consnuiuiited, but that for fam ily reasons Mr. Welch later asked to be re leased from the contract, a request that Com modore Kittaon magnauimously (the bargain beiag* an exceedingly good one for him) granted. Shortly ufter this turn of afUirs, we re ceived an intimation from a friend in New York city that while the sale of Erdenheim was off for good, it was not at all improbable that Commodore Kittson would become the ownar of the thoroughbred stock there gath ered, as Mr. Welch desired to sell and had made, what was considered a very advantageous offer to the Commodore to become the pur chaser. From the reception of this "pointer" from New York until the present time, though watching the papers closely and shadowing every avenue through which the news might be received, we have been unable to learn any thing of the matter until on picking up " the Philadelphia "City Item" we found a comparatively brief paragraph stating that a report was gaining credence in turf circles of that city that all the thorough bred stock of Erdenheim had bf en sold to Com modore Kittson of St. Paul, Minn., to whom the farm and stock was contracted some weeks since, and whose extensive purchases of high priced stock,Jboth running aud trotting, the past year had given him a national reputation. The consideration for the &tock was 6aid to be about $50,000. Commodore Kittsou, and his principal ad viser and confidant in stock matters, Mr. Dan Woodmansee, being absent in tin- east or south, we have had uo opportunity to verify this report, but from certain circumstances coming to our knowledge, we are entirely satisfied the report is true, and that Commo dore Kittson is really and in fact the owner of the Erdenheim thoroughbred stock. As stated at the time of the purchase of the place, this stock consists of three stallions and between fifty and sixty head of brood mares and youngsters, the brood mares numbering over thirty and the majority of the youngsters being yearlings. The stallions are Alarm, Reform and Lyttle ton. Alarm is a b. h., foaled 1869, by imp. Bonnie Scotland, dam Rebecca, by imp. Glen coe. Reform, and the most thought of, is also a bay, foaled IS7I, by imp. Leamington, the sire of Iroquois, dam imp SLolen Kisses, by imp. Knight of the Kara. Lytlleton, another bay, was foaled in 1867, also by imp. Leamington, dam Fanny Holton, by Lexington. Among the most noted of the mares in cluded in the purchase is Maggie B. 8., once a famous racer owned by James Clay, a grand son of Henry Clay, who named his favorite mare after his sweetheart, Miss Maggie B. Beck, a niece of Senator Beck, personally well known in St. Paul. Maggie B. 8., after her racing career was retired to Er denheim, where she became the mother of such great Leamiugtoniuns as Iroquois, the Dtrby winner; Harold, the crack|3 year old of his year; Pera, Magnum Benum and Francesca. Still others are Maiden, dam of Parole, James A. and other flyers; Susan Beane, among whose offspring are Onandaga, the sensational 2-year old of 1881, who won four out ef nine racea and $18,010, and Sensation, whom many bilieve the greatest eon of Leamington, Sus quehanna aud others; Lida, the dam of En quirer; La Rose, the dam of Rosali; Mary Clark, the dam of Spark; Nemesis, the dam of Rhadamanthus; Megara, the dam of Spiuaway; Stolen Kisses, ths dam of Reform; Lxdy Mot ley, the dam of Lucifer and Blazes, and Henri etta Welch, the dam of Gossip. In fact, of the brsod mares there is not one that has not thrown more than one race twae, ming the word race-horse in its fullest sense. In commenting on the purchase of Erden heim on the 13th, the Globe said: "Before this purchase, Commodore Kittson owned twenty-eight head of lhoroufchbreds,iDcluding the imparted stallions, Dalnacardoek and Woodland, ten mares, several imported, three colts and thirteen fillies, the colts and fillies embracing the get of Bonnte Scotland, Leam ington, Enquirer, Reform, Great Tom and other noted siree. This string added to the Chestnut Hill stock, will make one of the most formidable and valuable thoroughbred breeding establishments in America." The above statement does not need to be modified or changed in the least. By this purchase Commodore Kittson becomes the owner of upwards of eighty head of thoroughbred sto?k, including five stallions, two imported; To those acquainted with the extent of Midway — the commodore's St. Paul breeding farm— the question natur ally suggests itself; "What does he propose to do with these thoroughbreds?" The Globe is unable to answer, but it is certain Midway cannot accommodate them, and the natural sequence follows that some other place will have to be provided. Where that place will be time only will develop. The Commodore is now supposed to be in the bine grass regions of Kentucky, but his business is known only to himself, and perhaps Mr. Dan Woodmansee, and as his plans are his own personal property until made public by performance, the Globs will dismiss the matter fox the present. Union Driving Park and Exposition Grounds. It's an old saying, "Go away from home to learn the news." Dunton's Spirit of the 18th says: "Col. Win. S. King (the King of fair managers) called at our office this woek en routs to New York, Xn the course of conversation be stated that It is a foregone coaclupiou that the two cities, St . Paul and Minneapolis, will. bu"d Onion fair grounds midway between them that will s irpass anything heard of In that line hitherto. But as the location has not yet been decided upon, the new organization will hoW their first annual meeting upon the old Minneapolis '■ fair grounds." The Globe would be greatly pleased if it po3ses sed sufficient information upon which to base so confident an assertion with reference to a Union Driving park and exposition grounds midway between St. Pau and Minneapolis, as is credited to Col. King. The Globe knows that this Union Driving Park and Exposition gronnds project, is one of the most important that has been brought to the attention of the capital ists of the two cities for many months, and we have only wonderedthat it has hung five so long. The location of St. Paul and Minneapolis, with the rail communications between the : two cities, is specially advantageous for the success of such an enterprise. Two double track railroads give ha'f hour communlca bom between the two cities. In case of a rush j this could be doubled, giving communication i Daily every fifteen minutes. Land every way suited to the purpose, easy of access by all railroads centering in St. Paul and Minneapolis, so that passengers could be landed directly on the grounds, can be secured at a reasonable figure. The great majority of the population of Minnesota are tillers of the soil. They work hard in the spring and summer. Their crops gathered, they aie ready for a little pleasure, and a favorite means of secaring that pleasure and the needed recreation, is fairs and racing meeting?, as shown by the great crowds annually in attendance upon the exDositions given by Col. King, and the lib eral patronage extended to the county and state fairs. In the past the attendance upon the exposi tions given by Col. King, have only been lim ited by the facilities for getting to and from, and for entertainment, and the better the transportation facilities, and the more com modious the accommodations for the comfort of visitors, the greater will be the attendance. The grounds located midway between the two cities, between the two lines of double track railroads connecting the two cities said tracks being used by five distinct rail road organizations — can be reached much more expedition ly and comfortably than can possi bly be the case where grounds are located as now at Minneapolis, or formerly at St. Paul. In fact, there are no exposition or racing grounds in this country to and from which the same number of people could be transferred in the same length of time, and with equal com fort, as would be the case should this union project be euccessfully carried out, while the two cities, with their hundred and fifteen thousand of population, and unusually large hotel accommodations for such a population, would be equally acceesible as abiding places. Such expositions as St. Paul and Minneap olis, acting together, would be able to give, would be an event that, like the famous mardi gras at New Orleans, would be looked for ward to and planned for months ahead, and it is a very moderate estimate to say that they would bring to the two cities, during the week held two hundred thousand strangers, all of whom would leave more or less money among our business men, as well as liberally supporting the exposition. That the venture would be a paying one to those investing in it, if managed upon busi ness principles, there is no room for doubt. But far beyond this is the benefit that would result to the two cities, and incidentally to the State at large. We do not believe we exaggerate when we state that the two fairs held in St. Paul aud»Miuneapolis in 1877— the time of President Hayes' visit — did more to advertise the two cities and the State, than any other agency yet employed. Col. King by his ex positions has continued this good work. But the time has arrived for branching out. St. Paul and Minneapolis are rapidly growing together, both territorially and in business and social relations, and they are now in many respects virtually on<- city. St. Paul has now no fair grounds, and those in Minne apolis are held by a very uncertain tenure. The railroad companies have set a good ex ample, by locating their general transfer head quarters midway between the two cities. Mid way between the two cities is where the expo sition grounds should be, and where they will be eventually, and the sooner thus established the better for the two cities, and for the par ties who put their money in the enterprise. Oakland farm, Minneapolis One of the most honorable and agreeable gentlemen in Minnesota connected with the breeding of the horse, and almost as a natural sequence, a patron of turf sports, is Mr. J. C. Oswald, of Minneapolis. Mr. Oswald's breed ing operations were gone into originally more as a matter of relief from the wear and tear of his large business, pure love for the noble horse, and of quiet though intense enjoyment of turf sports, than with any idea of profit, or of rising to any exalted position among the breeders of the country. Mr. Oswald's stud is located on his beautiful farm of 160 acres, just on the outskirts of the city. At the head is the horse Andrew Burnham, a rich brown 16 hands, foaled 1579, sire Milwaukee, son of Rysdyk's Hambletonian, dam Brunette, by Scrogg's Medoc, sen of American Eclipse. Andrsw Burnham is a good mover, and ha 3 demonstrated his ability to transmit his fine form and action to his get. At the farm now Mr. Oswald has eight brood mares as follows. Black Hawk Belle, untraced, foaled in 1857— a fast road mare and a good producer, having dropped eleven colts and fillies and now being safe ii foal to Andrew Burnham. Flora Belle eh. m,, foaled 1879, sire Prince, eon of Col. King's Pathfinder, dam Black Hawk Btlle; record 2:3l}£. Topsey, bl. m., foaled 1873, sire Skinkle's Hambletonian, (3:28#), dam Flora Belle; rec ord 2:37. '> Ida 0., bl. in;, foaled 1875, sire Andrew Burnham, dam by a son of One-Eyed Hunter; trial 2:43# . Finn is, gr. m., foaled 1875, sire by Blue Ball, dam by Gray Eagle; Finnic has never been trained, but has shown 2:55. Jenny Lind, br. m., foaled 1878, sire An drew Burnham, dam the Libby mare." v■ • Zuela, bl. m,, sire Ensign's Hambletonian, dam Black Hawk Belle. In addition to the above Mr. Oswald has several colts and fillies. Last fall he had the misfortune to lose by the then prevailing dis temper, the bay horse Gen. Siegel, foaled in 1873 by North Star Membrino. Gen. Siegel had been tracked a little for two seasons and had just begun to show a fine tarn of speed, the possession of a well balanced head and good staying qualities, and a good performer was confidently looked forward to when his death occurred as above. Mr. Oswald is an enthusiastic lover and lib eral patron of turf sports, but the trickery and sharp practices, too often connected with 6uch sports, is utterly detested and repudiated by him. When he starts a horse in a race his •nly order is "Get to the front if you can," and he wants to see every otherfhorse driven the same way. If beaten then, he cheerfully accepts his disappointment and tries again. It would be well for the turf sports of Amer ica if there were more Mr. Oswalds. Commodore Kittaon's String of Trotters. We find the following in the Chicago Times of Saturday: Dan Woodmansee, who will have charge of Com modore Kittson's string of trotters daring the com ing aeuon, is in the city, making arrangements for a special car in which te transport them from point to point. At present he is making inquiries in regard to the car in which G. Idsmith Maid used to travel, which, it v understood, is somewhere in the East. In case it is found unsuitable, or cannot be secured, the Commodore will have a car built on purpose for hia costly and valuable stable of flyers The brightest auguries for the future of the (rotting turf are Indulged, in view of the accession to It of each men as W. H. Vanderbilt, Commodore Kitt son, and other* of vast wealth, to whom money is no object beside the prestige of victory, and who, there fore, cannot be tempted to lone. It will not require the entrance of any such men upon the trotting turf to render jobbery next to impossible, and to force those who would otherwise be crooked to trot Bquare 1> in self-defense. A dozen horses ranging through the various classes could do it. In fact, Commodore Kittaon's string of trotters, entered in their respec tive classes through the circuit, can make more than half the track animals of the country trot for what they are worth, or take second money .which it won't pay to divide on a combination . With this feeling of security that genuine contaats will be seeo, track managers look for a vastly increased pnb!'c patron age and an era of prosperity never before known on the trotiing turf. Tanderbilt and the Turf. Reports are gaining credence that W. H. Vanderbilt, the railroad king, is contemplating enlarging his turf interests to include the running turf. As the report goes, Mr. Van derbilt is becoming a little piqued by the suc cess and fame of Messrs. Lorillard and Keene upon the English and French turf, and that he has deter mined to enter the lists for such honors in competition with the wealthy tobacconist and Wall street operator, and that to this end he proposes to establish a thoroughbred stud, in which everything that money can do will be done. As a commencement, report says, negotiations were opened through an agent j with George L. Lorillard to put a Drice upon Sensation, a brother in blood to Parole, for the hed of the stud; that the proprietor of \ Westbrooke made the figure $30,000; that | Vanderbilt took the matter under advise i ment, finally determining to accept the price, ST, PAUL, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 20, 1882. but that upon announcing this determination Mr. Lorillard replied that he had determined not to sell the son of Leamington and Snsan Beane, and so the trade was off. Of course all this does not prove that Mr. Vanderbilt intends to become an active patron of the running turf, but taken in connection with the pride he has exhibited in tho performances of Maud 8., the general interest he is latterly showing in turf matters, it is accepted by many well informed turf men as strongly pointing In this direction. Leading Sires of 9 :30 Horsss, "O.W. C." furnishes Wallace's Monthly with a table of all sires having five or more of their get in the 2:30 list, He finds the Hambletonian [blood in 14 of these 6ires, counting Hambletonian himself, Mambrino Chief blood in 8, Vt. Black Hawk in 5, Pilot in 4, C'av in 3 and the blood of American Star in one only. The list is as follows: Year Sire. No. foaled. Horses. 1849 Hambletonlan (died 1876) , iff 1851 Volunteer 22 1868 Daalel Lambert 21 1858 Blueßuil (died 1830>... 18 1814 Almont la 1856 George Wl'kes 18 18 5 Gen Knox • 13 1855 Green'e Bashaw (died 1880) 11 1852 Tonng Columbus (died lbW) 10 1861 Vf hippie's Hambtetonlan 10 1863 Happy Medium 10 1854 Ooodln'a Oahmpion 9 1855 Edward Everett (died 1878) 9 1803 Mainbrlno Patchen 8 1883 Sent'n^l (died 1873) ..... 8 1855 Winthrop Morrlll 8 1863 Woodf ord Mambrino (died 1879) 8 18*9 King's Champion (died 187*) 8 1861 Clark Chief (died 1871) a 1849 Ethan Allen (died 1876) 8 ls6i Harold f 1841 Pilot Jr. (died 1835)... 7 1850 Woods' Hambletoniau » 6 IM4 Mambrino Chief (died 188 i) 9 18t9 Mambrino Pilot ( died 1881 ) 6 1860 Woodward's Ethan Allen 0 1866 Godfrey's Patcben 8 1862 Pbil Sheriden .6 1864 Belmont 5 1863 Blickwood 6 Geo. M. Patches, Jr 5 1345 Magna Oharta 6 1865 MresengerDnroc 6 1863 Thomas Jefferson 6 18: 3 Alexander's Abdallah (died 1865) ... 5 1866 Aberdeen 6 1868 Scott's Hlatoga (dlad 1876) . 6 1855 Golddußt (died 1871) s The Sensational Colts. There now seems a strong probability that the famous California youngsters, Fred Crocker and Sweetheart, and Phil Thompson, the Kentucky crack, will be matched for a race to come off either at Chicago or New York, probably the former city, that associatioH be ing very desirous to offer a most liberal purse for ihe appearance of these sensational perform ers. Mr.Stokes.Sweetheart's owner.lt will be re membered issued a challenge for such a contest last fall. Nr. Raymond, owner of Phil. Thomp son declined to consider the challenge until he saw how his colt came through the wintsr. This ordeal having now been passed safely, he is now ready to talk business with the Cali foruians. Gov. Stanford, owner of Fred Crocker, is willing to make a match for a veritable speed contest, stake or purse, but desires to stipulate should Fred Crocker not stand* the preparation, (he is a little afraid of Crocker's legs) he can substitute Wildflower, the won derful filly who, In October last at San Frac cisco, in her 2-year-old form, trotted a full mile in harness in 2:21, the time of Pbil Thompson as a 3-year-old. Fred Crocker has a 2-year-old record of 2:25* , and Sweetheart as a S-year-old of 2;23#. A race between them would be the turf event of the year. Turf Brevities. Dunton's Spirit names twenty-six horees iv Chicago in the 2:30 list. Bell's Life, London, says Lorrillard's Gerald is developing into a good looking horse, but hints at a bad leg. Scott's Thomas and Monroe Chief are men tioned as a probable pole team to contest for the Balch $10,000 purse. George W. Snyder, of Greenville, 0., has sold the bay stallion Executor, by Adminis trator, d»m by American Clay, record 2:23, to a Cincinnati gentleman for $4,C JO. Col. J. W. Conley's 3-year old stallion Bel limore, full brother to Santa Glaus, died at Lexington, Ky., a few days since. The colt was highly prized, Col. Conley having been of ered $3,000 for hi*. Mr. Robert Bonner by wire to editor Dun ton of the Turf, denies the report that he is about to stll his trotters. On the contrary, Mr. Bonner said he was about to start for Kentuckey to buy more horses. The eh. g. Fairmount, record 2:29* made last year, owned by M. B. J. Johnson, of Crssco, la., died of remittant fever, February 3. He had proved a good money horse, and was expected to do better this year than ever before. A short time since it was stated that Gen. Abe Buford, the well known turf man had joined the Campbellite church, and it is an nounced that Dan Swigert,of Lexington, Ky., also prominent in breeding and turf circles, has united with the Presbyterian church. Among the horses in training at Newmar ket by Alfred Hayhoejfor Mr. Leopold Roths child, are the following 2-year olds, bred by Mr. Angust Belmont: Sultan, by the 111-Used, dam Sultana; Oliver, by The 111-Used, dam Olitipa; Mehalla, by Kingfisher, dam Lady Mentmore. Siys Dunton's Spirit of the 18th: "Com modore Kittson, Mr. C. A. DeGraff, Mr. Peter Hopkins, Mr. Daniel Woodmansee and Col. W. S. King, from Minnesota, called on us this week. This quartette of horsemen weigh about 950 pounds, and represent several mil lions in money and horses." A driving park association has been formed at Mason City, la., with the following oS cers: President, B. P. Kirke; vice president, John Lee; secretary, J. C. Sherwin; treasurer, W. W. Totty. Application has been made by the association for affiliation with the Nation al association. The association claims July 4, 5 and 6 for its first meeting. It is stated that J. W. Hudson, who as manager of the stock farm of Mr. M. H. Sanford, was charged with removing seven fine thoroughbred colts and fillies from the farm when the stock and farm were sold to D. Swigert, has been indicted by the grand jury of Lexington, Ky., for grand larceny, and has left for parts unknown. The Council Bluffs, la., driving park asso ciation has announced the programme for its spring meeting, May 30, 31 andJJune I. The purses aggregate $3,400, for the following classes: S:00 trotting; running, mile heats; 2:27 trotting; 2:80 trotting: running, 1% miles; 2:30 trotting; free-for-all trotting; run ning, I mile, 8 in 5; 2:40 trotting. A Jockey Club is being organized at Wash ington, D. C, under the rules and conditions granted by. the National Fair Society. The latter gives the Jockey Club full control of its track and the management of all races, the as sociation to be responsible for all expenses. It is proposed to have the first spring meeting immediately after the Pimlico meeting at Baltimore. The annual sale of thoroughbred yearlings at Belle Meade, Nashville, Term., will take place May 8. The youngsters number 38, and are said to be the best lot ever offered at this celebrated establishment, being the get of Enquirer and the imported stallion Great Tom. Com. Kittson picked up four beauties at this sale last year, and will most probably be rep resented among the purchasers this year. Thirty-seven American bred horses started in 197 races either in England, Ireland or France, winning thirty-two races, viz: Seven by Iroquois, five each by Foxhall and Susque hanna, three by Aristocrat, two each by Passaic and Brakespeare, and one each by Qlea Jorsa, Wallenstein, Gerald, Golden Gate, Marshal Macdonald, Dakota, Mistake and Boreas. The total amount of their actual winnings, not including any second or third moneys, was within a few shillings of £31,045. John Splan, the veteran turfman, has loca ted at Pittsburgh, Pa., with a fine string of horses. Interviewed the other day John modestly gave it as his opinion the coming season would be more eventful and brilliant than any preceding, and he confidently expect- . Ed to ccc 2:10 beaten. Speaking of the entries to the stallion races at Boston and Rochester, he said: "With a few exceptions they will be almost the fame, and, as far as I know, will be Yon Arnim, 2:32; Robert McGregor, 2:18; Santa Ciaus, 2:17^; Independence, 2:21^; Piedmont, 2:t7&; France's Alexander, 2:19; Monroe Chief, 2:18)*, and Wedgewood, 2:19." Referring to the free-for-all, he said: "The free for-all, as it is generally understood, will be made up of the following well-known bright lights of the turf: Charlie Ford, 2:16K; Darby, 2:i6Jtf; Robert McGregor, 2:18; Piedmont, 2:17^; Midnight, 2:18; Edwin Thome, 2:17^; Trlnk«tt, 2:14, and So So, 2:17&. M THE MENDKJhSSOBN CLUB. Josefty— Bellini. The Globe takes great pleasure in announcing the gratifying fact that the Meudelsiohn dub, of Minneapolis, whose reoeat ooncert In 8t fat*! creat ed snch nniveisal surprise and enthusiasm, will give a second concert at the Opera house on Wednesday evening, March I, assisted by the greatest living pianist, Ra hael Josefiy, and the charming soprano, Laura Bellini, who forms the aoie support of his concerts. The Mendelseohna have demonstrated to the en tire satlefactiou of the musical critics that they can give a concert of aurprislog excellence by their own unaided organization ; bm when they unite to this a.ti action two snoh soloists as Joseffy and Bellini, the first of whom is the foremost pianist of his time, accomplishing such astonishing feats of execution as to arouse his audiences to a frenzy of enthusiasm and applause vharerer he appeira, toe charao ter of the entertainment will be understood at a glance . The Globb does not h9sitate to state th»t this con ceit will be the musical event of the season. It is but rare In a generation that such a musioal prodi- X- as Joseffy exists, and rarer still that he appears in ths far away cotner of the globe The an nouncement of his appearance is sufficient to crowd the opera honse from pit to dome, ear scially since his playing will be supplemented by such rare and baautiful choral work as the Mendelsohns are ca pable ot performing . end by the charming vocaliam of Signora Eeiliai. Clinton Avenue M. E. Church. The exercises of the evening were varied from the usual order and the large audience was entertained by the joint efforts of Miss Essie Hunter of Cnicago,"and Wm. Eible of Minneapolis, famaliarly known as "Scrap Iron Bill," upon the temperance question. Mi£s Hunter was first introduced and recited in a very effective manner a poem entitled "The Wife's Appeal." which showed her to be an elocutionist of no small merit. After singine by the West Bt. Paul male quartette, Mr. Eible proec ded to deliver one of his peculiar temperance lectures in which he took strong ground against the license system. The speaker made a very strong physical argn ment to say the least, and became intensely dramatic at times. His championship of the temperance cause his merit *»f perfect sincerity and seems to permeate every fiber and im preses his hearers with the idea that he has made up hia mind to devote his energies to the abrogation of the evil of intemperance. His rehearsal of his personal experience was of the most interesting natitre and illustrated his points very forcibly und was both amusing and interesting. •Only a JTarmerV Daughter." Of the highly interesting and successful play, "Only a Farmer's Daughter," which will be presented at the Opera house to-mor row evening, the New York World speaks as follows: "Only a Farmer's Daughter" has a pro nounced melodramatic tone; it is highly emo tional, and it might be said sensational, and having a strong plot, and being very skillfuly constructed, it follows there are many strong situations and plenty of life and action all through — in short, that it is a very eflective acting play. In addition to this, it should be said that the dialogue is as good as the plot and the process of the development that the parts are nearly all effective, and that the denouement is novel, ingenious and highly impressive. The company was of more than average excellence. The performance, in fact, had very lew defects, and was received with a degree of interest and an amount of applause accorded to but few entertainments. PERSONAL. . G. Howard and P. J. Brown, of Winnipeg, are in St. Paul. A. , W. Comstook and W. T. Kawson.of Lockpoi t, are at the Metropolitan. J. A. Gulick, of Chicago, and G. S. Lock wood, of New York, are in St. Paul. ; . W. C. Van Home, general manager of the Canadian Pacific, is at the Merchants. . Mr. David Lightbourn left on the St. P., M. &M. train last night to secure himself a home in Dakota, in the neighborhood of Grand Forks. Chas. S. Schuman, of Chicago; D. A. Hin een, of Lockport; John Ersen, Anoka; £. L. Dimock, Janesville; S. G. Magill; Fargo, are at the Metropolitan. - B. 8. Fayer, Horricon; W. H. Clymer, of ■Philadelphia; S. J. Bradshaw, New York; F. H. Clark, of Davenport; W. L. Church, of Detroit, are at the Windsor. ■■„-. . - John Illingsworth, of Still water; J. L. Bar bour, U. 8. A ; M. S. Rukeyser.of Milwaukee; F. C Stone, of Denver Col.; and H. G. Finkle, of Moorhead, are at the Merchants. Mr.' J. H. Evans, for several years head wai ter at the Metropolitan hotel, and now the proprietor of the St. Charles hotel at Big Stone Lake, Dakota, is a guest at the Metro politan. The St. Charles hotel is the most commodious and best conducted caravansary in the territory. He reports Big Stone as booming. Ready to Compromise. St. Loos, Feb. 19.— The fund commis sioners oUiiiß state have received a letter from the Hannibal & St. Joseph railroad company asking for a conference with a view to settling the differences between the company and the state without legislation. No time for the meetiug was named, but the ■ probabilities a c one will soon be held, when the commissioners will consider any proposition the company may make. CITY NOTICES. Dr. A. F. Schifiman, dentist, has removed to Odd Fellows' block, room 5. A Word to the Wise. . All the lovers of a first-class article of beer should bear in mind that the justly and widely celebrated j&£\ ;:',;•; ' PH. BBST BREWING COMPANY has a branch located : -:';^i v; AT 2BO JACKSOIT STREET, ST. PAUL, ■where those Interested can • obtain their new brand in both keg and bottled beer. .•■•.. . This beer Is manufactured of : IMPORTED BOHEMIAS HOPS. together with the best * ' CALIFORNIA BAT HALT. : . - This beer is not only equal but in many re spects far superior to that ; imported. : Light in color, characteristically palatable, with the pore and unadulterated taste of the hop, - an excellent appetizer and first-class tonic. All orders promptly filled ?in lots to suit the re quirement of all purchasers. ' Remember the name, >. i, [ph. best shewing company, acd the number and location, • 286 JACKSON STREET,' ST. PAUL, and the manager, - ARTHtTR koenio. (Etnbe Jj^Bt** «^^BRi^^Bk .^^^^^fc*** 4&* WATERY WASTES. Such tho Condition of a Large Portion of Country from Mempbli to Vicka bng. Memphis, Feb. 19.— The latest advices from the river are that the break in the levee which occurred just below Austin, Miss., on Friday night, extends nearly all the way up to Mahone's Landing, a distance of about three miles. The levee which protects Laconia Circle hmke Thursday night, and all ihe Cir cle is now under water. The break occurred in the rear and is about fifty yards wide. There are eighteen large plantations in the Circle, several being owned by Gov. Luke Blackburn of Kentucy and his relations. Planters are all busy at work trying to save their stock, which, whenever able are being boated away to the ridees. Great fear exists that the rise now coming down the Ohio 'will check the decline that has set in and add to the dis aster that overwhelms the inundated sections At Helena, Ark., the water has backed up into the city until the largest portion is covered to a depth of four feet and this rises at the rate a foot a day. Her citizen* are conveyed to their dwellings by skiffs. Planting throughont the section of country from Memphis a* far down as Yicksburg must necessarily be de layed this season. Cincinnati, Feb 19.— Rain began falling here at 12:05 this afternoon, and up to 10:30 to-night one inch had fallen. At Louisville at that hour an inch and thirty-four hun dredths had fallen, and at Pittsburgh where the rain commenced late nearly an inch had fallen. The river at 7 this afternoon was fifty* three feet, and stationary, which is within nine feet ten inches of the great rise of 1882, and within nine feet of the great rise of 1847. Men are watching the cellars, some of which are flooded already. The water is over the sidewalk on the river bank from near suspen sion bridge in Covington, Ky. Rain appears to be general, and gives apprehension of a great destructive flood, coming as it does on the Ohio when that stream and its tributaries are at high flood. The Muskingum is over high, rising rapidly and navigation is about closed. Heavy rain is falling. Louibville, Ky., Feb. 19,— Great crowds visited the levee to-day to see the big river. The river rose two feet during the past 24 hours, and is rising with 29>£ feet in the canal, and 27 * feet in the chute on the fall. The foot of Fourth street is cut off by the water from all communication with water. The water has extended some distance up Fourth street and the cellars as far up as Gray's alley are filling up with water. All first floors of houses around the corner of Fourth street and the river are covered with water, and all houses along wharf from Fourth street down are in the water. Teams are busy hauling stuff off levee and many peo ple are moving. At Madison, Ind.,the starch factory, saw mills, ship-yard cooper shops and cellars on Ohio street are flooded, also the Jeffersonville, Madison & Indianapolis freight and passenger depot is flooded. Telegrams from St. Louis report heavy rain setting in to-night and all points m Ohio val ley from Pittsburgh to Cairo report grains dur ing the day and continuing inthe night. Cincinnati, Feb. 19— Walsh & KelleyV distillery and Hemingway's gla«a works in Covington will be endangered if the river rises two or three feet higner. At 1 o'clock this morning rain is still falling and is re ported falling all along the river. It looks as if a great flood was coming. CAMPB ELL-WHEAT. Farther Denials of the Reported Wheel ing "Scan Mac-" Affair. Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 19.— The special tel egram sent out from this city, and widely copied by newspapers throughout the coun try, alleging undue intimacy between the wife of Hon. A. W. Campuell and Geo. K. Wheat, a prominent merchant of Wheeling, W. Va., is characterized by those gentlemen as a false hood of the most atrocious and devilish kind, and without any foundation whatever. The lady was absent visiting her sister in Weston, W. Va., for over a week prior to the date of the alleged occurrences. STILL ANOTHER. Wheeling, W. Va., Feb. 19.— A monstrous calumny, sent out from this city by some per son a 9 yet unknown, involves the wife of A. W. Campbell, of the Intelligencer, and Geo. K. Wheat, a prominent merchant. It has been published by several papers East and West, in the shape of a dispatch from Pittsburg. It represents Mr. Campbell as go ing home at a late hour and finding Mr. Wheat Just in the act cf escaping from his house Ib dishabille, and as having pursued him into a neighboring livery stable, where he was recognized. The story is pronounced by both gentlemen, over their joint signa tures, as a most atrocious and devilish false hood, got up by a miscreant for some un known purpose of revenge; and the Sunday papers here •xniode the whole concoction by showing that in addition to Mr. Cambpell's own statement, that it is well known that his wife had not been in the city for a week prior to the alleged occurrence, but en the contrary was visiting her sister in the interior of the state. The motive for such a monstrous false hood is an enigma not only to the parties named but to the whole community. THE HAVERHILL FIRE. Great Crowd* Viewing the Kuins—Pre paring to Resume Bnsinesß. Hatbbhill, Mass., Feb. 19~The city is full of strangers viewing the ruin* of the flre. Several safes were opened and the contents mainly found unimpaired. Many, however, were broken by falling from the upper stories and in them shone melted gold and silver. The severe beating of one thief by citizens and police restrained others and no robbery is reported. While the buildings In many places still blaze and smoke, and the steam envelopes all. Every one is hopeful that most of the manufactories will fill their orders, having made arrangements to start business to-morrow morning. The burnt dis trict will be rebuilt more substantially than before. Haverhill has received a blow, but is not ruined. The funeral of Fireman Germain took place to-day. On Washington street eighty-four business firms and individuals suffered a loss nearly total of $600,000, while the loss of others in the same street aggregates $120,000. Relieving the Supreme Court. Washington, Feb. 19.-Representative Man ning states that the committee of the Ameri can bar association appointed to consider the methods for relieving the United States su preme court of over-pressure of business upon it, will report soon. He says ex-Secretary Evarts, chairman of the committee, and Mer rick, Washington; Phelps, Vermont; and Par ker, New Jersey, will report in favor of the adoption of his (Manning's) plan; that Hitch cock is opposed to th<s plan, and that King of Ohio, Stephens of Kentucky, and Bradley of Rhode Island, are inclined to favor either plan. Ball Collision. _ Atlanta, Ga.,Feb. 19.— Th« south bound freight, out of time, on the Atlanta & Char lotte Air Line, came in collision with another freight train on a trestle and was wrecked and four cars burned. Two firemen and one engineer were injursd by leaping to the ground. Paul's Birthday. Cincinnati, Feb. 19 — Patti was 39 years old to-day, and she celebrated her birthday by ; giving a dinner at the Grand hotel to the I members of the Abbey company at 5 o'clock j this afternoon. The orchestra serenaded her ' after the dinner and were made participants of j her hospitality. I THE OLD, OLD BTORT. Woman* I.ove and Mud's Perfidy- A B» idft In nest of Her H unhand- What a <il >be Reporter Saw at the Postomce. To the observer of an inquiring mind no place in the city of St. Paul affords half the opportunity for philosophic reflection as the rotunda of the postofflce at high noon on Sunday. Here on every Sunday in the year may be studied to advantage the great law of contrast and as presented in the long and variegated line of bipeds awaiting their turn to receive their letters or mall. In this line of anxious expectants the staid churchman in Sunday go-to-meeting af ire, elbows the spruce man of the world engrossed in thought as to the probable number of or ders contained in his letters; the Jew jos iles the Gentile, the non believer the Christian and so on indefinitely. The object of the foregoing reflection is to merely serve as an introduction to an episode that occurred at the hour the mail was dis tributed on yesterday. A short time before the delivery window was opened, and while constant addlt.ons were being made to the long line of those waiting to be served, a woman entered the Dostofflce and took up a position near the desk in the center of the rotunda. It was evi dent that she did not belong to the number who expected letters, as she did not tate a position in the line. Her appearanre too was well calculated to attract attention. Her age might have lieen 20 or it might have been Su bo dubious was her make-up and complexion. Her attire wan es pecially notable. Bhe was dressed in the full costume of a bride. She worn a pearl col ored silk, fashioned in the latest mode and bonnet of white satin, suspended from which in drooping negligence, was along bridal^cil. Her hands were encased in white kids and on the third finger af tho left hand, out aid i of the glove, was worn an engagement ring. The only articles not suggestive of bridal a'tire were her dolman and wraps, worn to ward off the cold. She was observed by many , of the visitors to the postoffice and speculation was rife as to her strange mission. A Globe reporter saw the unusual spectacle and straightway propounded the inevitable mental query. It took this form: Evidently this is a bride; she is anxious, waiting, ex pectant, nay troubled; ergo there is a man at the bottom of il; she is a bride, hence there must have been a groom; she is lonesome. Ah, the groom, where is he? Eureka! An*ir ves tigauon demonstrated thin this was the cnes tion. It appeared upon inquiry that the >oor creature was indeed a briae, and that she was looking for her liege, who, alas! never t ame to chase the shadows away from that pale, weary and expectant face. Her name is not material to the narrative. Last August,- in the city of Rochester, in this state, she was led to the altar and pleiged inlruth to a man who promised inthe cyiical way to love, cherish and protect the woman of his choice. Their happiness was of arief duration. A few weeks after the marriage he stated that he had been called to St Pail on business of importance. Before leaving his bride he secured all the available money and borrowed $1O from her brother. Thei he bid the youne wife adieu, promising to send for her as soon as he jot his affairs settled in this'city. Weary weeks passed awry and no tilings came of the absentee. Finally, almost d iven to despair, she decided to start In search of him, and balieviDg in his statement, she first came to this city. Not learning of his w here abouts ehe decided, with a womans 'insi inct, upon the visit to the postofllce, hoping that among so many she might meet the obj< ct of her love. Of course he didn't come, and after th) last man in the line had been served she turned hopelessly away. Oh man of little fait*, why cheapen and neglect the fair flower of woman's beantiful and abidieg love? A Carious Case. About 8 o'clock last evening a well lress ed lady apparently about 35 years of age went into Snyder's candy stare, in the block be tween Sixth and Seventh streets, and in i. half staggering way seated herself. Inquiry was made of her in regard to what was the matter with her and where she came from, but no satisfactory reply was given, and in fact, not i uch reply at all. The proprietor not know ing what to do under such circumstances, concluded to turn her over to the police. He accordingly called in Ofllcer Palmer, who took her over to the City hall. Bhe finally, in reply to questions, stated that she belonged to the Merchants hotel, and had taken laudm.m to quiet the neuralgia. A carriage was prot tired, and she was sent down to that hotel. SI c was considerably under tho influence of th? nar cotic, but could walk pretty well. When Rhe first went into the candy store she was tartly benumbed with cold, and* was better aft« r she got warmed. She was a well dressed an.l very respectable looking lady, and on a more care ful inspection showed no indications of having been drinking. Negroea Waylaid and Shot. St. Louis, Feb. 19.— A terrible tragedy oc curred yesterdfcy near Centerville, Tej:., in which two negroes named Hall were killed and their wives mortally wounded. It ap pears the negroes, who were riding alot g the road in a wagon, had some trouble witti the child of a white man named Lyle. The child ran home and told its father about the affair and the latter, taking a shot gun, con sealed himself by the roadside. Shortly after the negroes came by and Lyle fired npon them from his ambush almost blowing the heads off the men and fatally woundin.j the women. The murderer fled but officers start ed in pursuit. Affairs In Sitka. Post Towssbno, Col., Feb. 19— The nteam. er Eureka has arrived from Sitka. Th c United States hospital there, occupied as an Indus* rial school and missionary house for Indian poys was burned the 21st ult. Since the de parture of the Massachusetts, divers dance houses and grog shops have been ope aed at Sitka. Hochena is manufactured at abc 1 1 all hours. The parties engaged in this business are mostly Russian half-breeds and ; liens. They are under surveillance and on the return of the Massachusetts they will be arrest -d and sent to Portland for trial. The winter has been nueually severe. Railroad to the Black Hills. Chicago, Feb. 19.— The counties cf the Black Hills met in convention yesterday to consider the propriety of bonding the amount of 10 per cent, of the as sessed valuation fer the encouragement of railway building to the Hills. The it tend ance was large and great unanimity of senti ment prevailed. A committee was appointed to prepare the bill for congress grantin; the requested authority proposed to raise feveral hundred thousand dollars of bonds, to run .twenty years and draw 7pe cent, interest, to be offered to the first completed line. A large ly attended banquet in the evening was given by the board of trade. Mississippi River Improvement . St. Louis, Feb. 19. — Ths memorial com mittee of the Mississippi river convention held here last October, will visit Washington in a few days, and on the first Tuesday in March will present their case to the house committee on commero. Chairman Piigh of that committee having designated that lay to hear what they have to say. The Cheater Disaster. Chester, Pa., Feb. 19.— Fire more of the wounded by the flre acd explosion in the old Porter mansion are in a precarious condition. The list of injured increases. Four victim* were buried to-day. Funerals of the seven teen to-morrow. Crowds of people from the surrounding country visited the ruins to-day. NO. 51gj OVER THE OCEAN Exeiteiueut and indignation in Germany Over the Speech of General Skobeloff— Sltßcellaneoua. BEaNE, Feb. 19.— The proposal of the fed eral coubcU to conclude an international treaty fixing the standard for gold and silver coinage, has been refused by England, Ger many, France, Italy and other powers. Vienna, Feb. 19— The entire press here condemns Gen. SkobelofTs recent speech. The Fret/iden Blatt says the speech is signifi cant, because thousands of Russians hold the same view. Panslavism, it affirms, is as great a danger for Russia as for Europe. Pabi3, Feb. 19.— Gen. Skobeloff has in formed an interviewer he made his recent speech simply as a private individual, and al though the report of his speech was exagger ated, he adhered to the speech, though he al together deprecated the importance attested to his utterances London, Feb. 19.— A dispatch to the Stan dard from Berlin says the emperor has expressed the deepest indignation and sorrow at General SkobelofTs remarks. He said if such wanton provocation continued he would be compelled to resort to energetic measures. Tho Daily News' Berlin correspondent tele graphs be hears from some official sources the government intend to ignore General Skobe loff 's speech for the present. Pabis, Feb.l9.--Woldick Roussia, senior, and Madame Celeste, are dead. London, Feb. 19.— The lord mayor's Jew ish relief fund is now nearly fifty thousand pound*. Blatne'* Treachery to Arthur. Washington, Feb. B.— The president wag urged strongly last October by his most sa gacious friends to accept the resignation of the Garfield cabinet out and out, and to or ganize his own administration without delay. Some of them suspected tkf treachery which haß been made clear by recent. events. During the illness of Gen. Garfleld and im mediately after his death, Mr. Blame, abov? any and, indeed, above all his associates com bined, was profuse in professions of friend ship for Gen. Arthur. Under the trying cir cumstances of that time those voluntary dec larations, accompanied by offers of service, were of course acceptable, and they were eup poscd to be sincere. Mr. Blame succeeded, by these and by other arts, in gaining the president's confidence and good will, and, as it now appears, upon a de liberate plan to betray him at the iirst oppor tunity, fie deiired to retain the department of state for a time in order to conclude matters which he had initiated, and Gen. Artaur was not only but glad to oblige him. The new president was prised night and day with the demands incident to his changed position. He had no leisur for diplomacy, or, indeed, for anything else. He could barely get time, amid the incessant calls upon him, for his ordinary and nercesary duties. In this situation, it was a relief for the president to beiieve that the management of the foreign affairs and of other branches of the public servike was going on regularly, while he himself was occupied in other dirrctions. It is quite likely he had given no special atten tion to the questions in South \raerica grow ing out of the war between Chiii, Peru and Bolivia, and that he accepted with more trust than he should have dune ihe insurances and representations of Mr. Blame. If he made a mistake in this respect, it ia one which recoils on the secretary, in whom he confided without suspicion, and who abused this faith by laying his plans to lead the president into a pitfall. Departing from all the customs of public life, Mr. Blame has filled the newspapers with his own version of the instructions of Mr. Trescott and of their revocation. Mr. Blame is a swift witness in hia own be half. He has figured in this way on more than one memorable occasion. The public has learned to accept his statements with many grains of allowance. His remarkable facility of invention interferes with the truth of hiBtorv. Even if his allegations in this case were true, they would only prove that he had deceived the piesideut into taking a course which, upon inquiry, the latter found to be wrong, and that lie had the moral cour age to change iront as soon as the discovery was made. This is the length and breadth of tho whole lesue, which Mr. Blame has raised to keep himself before the public, and he comes out of it with the deep discredit of a trickster caught in the meshes he set for another. But the other side of this story has vet to be heard. The president, Mr. Frelinghuyeen, and Mr. Trescott will have something to say on the subject in good time, not upon any point of veracity, but on the merits of the question in its national aspect. And when they shall have spoken, the country will have a clearer perception of the motives which led to this dj rect, unprovoked, md unworthy assault on the president by one who sought his confi dence by constant fawning and by daily pro testations of fidelity, the better to throw bim oil his guard, and thus to consummate a scheme of treachery. * Mr. Blaine'g open letter to the president was Intended as a defiance to battle. He im agines himself in a position to invite a per sonal controversy with the head of the gov ernment. He is a private citizen, and likely to remain so, if he lives ; long after 1884. His deslte for notority acd for a campaign of bluster will hardy be gratified. Whatever the executive may have to say will be said to congress ofllciallj in regard to the South American correspondence. Press Courtesies. Chioaso, Feb. 19.— At a meeting of the Chi cago Press club this afternoon, the following was adopted: Resolved, That as it has come to the knowl edge of this club that John J. Flinn, of the Daily News, an honored member of the Chi cago press, is about to leave the ranks of Chicago Journalists, and take up his residence abroad, (as consul to Cheminlts). We hereby express our regrets at his departure from among us, and our earnest wish for his hap piness In whatever calling or profession he may enter upon. Weather To-day. Washington, Feb, 20, 1 a. m.— lndications for the Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri valleys are variable winds, stationary or higher temperature, generally lower pressure, and partly cloudy weather, with local rains or snow. Ravlsher Hu ,-ff. Dallas, Tex., Feb. 19.— Mile* Thompson, a negro, who ravished Mr 3. Johnson, a white woman, and killed her father, who attempted his capture, some months ago, was hanged at Belleville yesterday in the presence of several thousand people. He made a confession on the gallows, saying he deserved his fate, but was prepared to meet it. Fatally Beac HU Wlf>. Pittsbubg, Feb. 19.— A Swede named Abra ham Nelson, living in a hovel on Webster avenue, beat his wife so b*flly at 8 o'clock to-night that t ha died in half an hour. Nelson has been arrested gnd lodged in jail. AMighty Work. [3auk Center Tribune ] The "Dispatch" ia accomplishing a mighty work— the purifying of the government ser vice of the state, and it. is going to succeed. Change of Cast. [Philadelphia Times-] John Kelly has grown tired playing trick mule to the New York repulbican ciretie. Herea'ter he proposes to be the baby elephant. The material ha 9 been purchased for the erection of a Catholic church in Gen tilly, Polk county.