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[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)
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
It's an old saying, "Go away from home to
learn the news." Dunton's Spirit of the 18th
"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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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.
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
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.
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&£\
has a branch located : -:';^i v;
■where those Interested can • obtain their new
brand in both keg and bottled beer. .•■•..
. This beer Is manufactured of
together with the best
- 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, •
and the manager, - ARTHtTR koenio.
Jj^Bt** «^^BRi^^Bk .^^^^^fc*** 4&*
Such tho Condition of a Large Portion
of Country from Mempbli to Vicka
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
NO. 51gj
Exeiteiueut and indignation in Germany
Over the Speech of General Skobeloff—
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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