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AMONG THE HOUSES This column will appsar in the Globe every Men day morning. Pertinent correspondence will be thankfully received, and should bo addressed to Tun* Editor, Globe office.] A Few Words Kindly Addressed to the Citizens of St. Paul-The July Trotting Meeting at Chicago and the Midway Entries — The Northwestern Circuit— Foals at the Lake Elysian Stock Farm- Failure of the Proposed Double Team Race-A Promising Colt by Swlßert— Miscellaneous. Something for St PtMttte* to Head «nd Tht representative mtn ol St. Paul— its i apitalists, leading business ai?d professional men— by and through whom the city is known abroad, are, to put it mildly, peculiar. In the conduct of their private utliirs they are noted for the sagacity, enterprise and liberality they bring to bear. The miles upon miles of elegant and substantial business blocks, hand potna aud costly private residences, and the magnitude and rapid growth of the city's trade, is proof of this fact. It is also true that when aroused by a danger threatening some of the great interests of tbe city— not especially those of any one individual, but extending to the whole community- thesa representa tive men have been known to act together, and Ly an exhibition of a little of that sa gacity, enterprise and liberality found so po tent m the management of their private busi ness, have not only averted what threatened to b_ a calamity, but so changed its direction .md purpose as to transform it into an agency for good. But it is also true that these repre sentative men have seen a threatened danger ap proaching;* have from its very first appearance correctly diagnosed its elements,minutely noted its object and the injury to result from it if allowed to culminate, have grasped the gen eral details of a plan by which the blow could be averted without serious detriment to their immediate private interests, whi'e in the long run it would be decidedly advantageous, and yet .have set quietly down and let the blow fall, not so much as raising their voices in protest to prevent it. The pages of the unwritten history of St. Paul are dotted over with monuments to the memory of splendid public opportunities frittered away and lost forever by selfish indifference on the part of these representative men. A year ago the month of March last. Com modore- N. W. Kittson, who had speut an or dinary life time assisting In the development of Minnesota and the Northwest, commenced purchases for a great horse breeding estab lishment to be located near St. Paul, and from that time to the present he has expended over in the enterprise. He has now nearly or quite a hundred he*d of horses, thoroughbreds aud trotters, Included in which arc some of the most knoafl turf performers in the country, his string of trotters and pacers especially being superior to that owned by any other one man. He has in that time built on his breeding farm just on the outskirts of St. Paul, one of the largest, tint-tit and most complete homes for horßes to be found in this country— a credit to St. Paul aid the state. While Commodore Kittson wili uec some of his niost promising animals in public speed contests, all save three have been purchased for breeding, and to that service they will be devoted eventually, their turf careers being solely to establish their merit by the recog nized test of speed, and, also, necessarily to invite atk-ution to his breeding operations. The importance of this step of Coiiimoderts Kittson's to the future of Minnesot v can not now bo estimated. It i» still an undecided problem whether blood stock can be bred in Minnesota to compete in style aud quality with those reared in milder climates, for the rame outlay, so as to be brought into compe tition with the produce of these ruilder lo calitks upon eviu terms. Already iv the southern portion of the state the cultivation of wheat is becoming unprofitable, aud the question with thu tanner is te what purpose bhall he devote his land. A number of enter prising gentlemen— De Graff, Barden, King, Post, Hopkins, Bradford, Gratton, Finklc and many others — believe that Minnesota is well adapted to stock raising, and that as wheat goes out stock will take its place and prove equally if not more profitable in the long run, than docs the great staple and are acting upon that belief. Commodore Kittson's enterprise will go far toward demonstrating this now open ques tion of whether stock can be raised in Min nesota upon a large scale as iv Kentucky and other similarly situated states, and sold in competition with their produce at a profit. He has hid the foundation with rare good judgment. Noth ing but the best blood, as demonstrated by tha career of their sires and dams, and also by their own performances, have been purchased. His animals, sires aud dums, are of the most approved breeds, untainted with disfase of any kind, and free from all bodily deformity. The munificence of his expenditures and "the na tional fame of some of his purchases have at tracted more attention to Minnesota, a 6 the home of fine stock, than have the really enter prising operations of all others of our breed ers. And to continue his work in this direction the choicest of his great stable are to be 6ent to meet in speed contests at the great turf centers, the finest representatives of the great breeding establishments of the coun try. Commodore Kittson is a St. Paul man. It ia the home of his adoption. Many of its people are endeared to him by many years of business and social association. He de lights in the rapid progress the city has made and in tLe bright prospects for its future. But what is St. Paul doing to encourage him in his great undertaking. Absolutely nothing. On the contrary, it is, 6o far as deeds go, or rather the failure to do, discouraging tne en terprise, trying to make him feel that he has made* a mistake, and saying to the out side world this proceeding of Mr. Kittson's does not have our countenance, and it is a matter of indifference to us whether he succeeds or fails. The move is of his own choosing. Let him carry it through. We wash our hands of it entirely. How is this said? Let us see. A necessary adjunct to fine breeding is racing, speed con test*. The best of the produce of all breeding establishments go to the turf. The value of turf performers largely regulates the prices of horses, their value being graduated accord ing as they approach to the standard of the rseer. Speed contests is the great national sport of America. The most eminent men of the country delight in and patronize it. As a consequence, cities of any pretensions have their tracks and racing meetings. St. Paul is an exception. When Commodore Kittson located his breed ing establishment upon the former driving park, thus depriving St. Paul of fair and racing grounds, a movement was inaugurated for union exposition grounds and driving pvk, midway between St. Paul and Minneapo lis. The time for carrying forward 6iich an enterprise seemed propitious. St. Paul was entirely unprovided with such grounds, while the Minneapolis grounds were held by an un certain tenure liable to be ended at almost any time. Meetings were held .committees appoint ed, and grounds found admirably located for the purposes designed, and for the accom modation of the two cities. It i*nl necessary now to speak in detail of the many advantages that would have been secured by the proposed union, and the benefit that would have resulted to the two cities and the state through the holding of annual expositions and race meetings. Commodore Kittson appreciated the fact that it was a pood thing for the two cities, and also that it would necessarily be advantageous to his Breeding interests, by building up here a racing cento and breeding mart, to which, during the season, hundreds of the leading horsemen of tha country would flock. He, therefore, jmt his name down for a very liberal subscription toward the expenditure, which v <jpfjrtE'¥&jfo> a W& subscription he proposed to double snould it be found necessary. .Some half dozen other business men subscriped fair amounts, though no one met Mr. Kittson's subscription. And there the project was allowed to die the death. In the meantime land in the lo cality desired has almost doubled in price, in creasing the cost of 6uch an undertaking for this one item at least $20,000. The outcome is really humiliating. It operates to the det riment of St. Paul in more ways than one. It virtually fences this city off from the horse world. The city is unknown to the racing calendars and to breeders, and as one result two-thirds of tbe writers of the country, mentioning some transaction if Mr. Kittsou's locates him in Minneapolis This is not fair of Mr. Kittson or St. Paul. But it is nothing more than might naturally be expected. St. Paul is not giving Mr. Kittson the sup port he had a right to expeat. With Mr. Kittson it will probably make no difference a3 to his future movements, but with some men it would. He still requires from two to three hundred acres of land for his breeding op erations. Land between here and Minneapo lis, in the vicinity of his present farm, is held^ at from §200 to S6OO per acre. Choice tracts of land we6t and north of Minneapolis have been offered him at a muck less figure. Per haps St. Paul business men are perfectly wil ling to have him go outside Ramsey county. Their actions indicate as much. Certainly, they are doing uothine to make him feel un duly enthusiastic toward St. Paul. Foals at Lake Elysian Stock Farm. The trotting stock at the Lake Elysian stock farm of DeGraff & Hopkins has been increased by the following choice bred foals, the get of the trotting sire Alexander, 2:28 ? 4 ', up to the present date this spring: April 10, b. f. by Alexander, dam Madam Goldsmith; April 13, b. f. by Alexander, dam Sentinel Maid; April 15, b. f., two white hind feet, by Alexander, dam Fly; April 2t, b. c, three white feet, by Alexander, dam Glen Flora; April 30, b f. two white hind feet, by Alexan der, dam Frankie B; May 1, b. br. c. by Alexander, dam Orphan Lady; May 2. b c, two white hind feet, by Alexander, dam Bru nette, by Mambrino Chief. Little Ida, by Alexander's Edwin Forrest, dam of So So, dropped the sth, a fine bay horse colt, by Alexander, two white hind feet, just like his Eire, which has been named Jess So. This colt is one upon whom Messrs. DeGraff A Hopkins are warranted in building great expectations. Little Ida is a mare of splendid proportions and good breeding, and with such a cross as that given by Alexander, the produce should be something good. Jess So's growth and development will be watched with interest. Ihe Double Team Race rails to Jill. Notwithstanding the large amount of money expended in putting together fast trotting pole teams, only one entiy was made for Balch's $10,000 double team contest at Mystic Park, Boston, that by John Murphy, of Morristown, N. V., who named the g. g. Steve Maxwell, b. m. Lady Martin, aud br. m. Topsy, the conditions allowing him to start either two iv the race. This result,- though not entirely unexpected, is disappointing. The fact is, that many of the speediest double teams have been gotten together for the pur soual driving of their owners, while owners who have purchased with the intention of participating in double team events, seeing the programmes of the leading associations throughout the country made up without making any provision for such contests, have been compelled to abandon the project or meeting, even with the liberal prizu offered by Air. Balch, not warranting the special preparation required for such a race. Toward the close of the Eeason, when the flyers in the east have been augmented by the presence of many of the most noted perform ers of the west, perhaps a renewal of the race would meet with more favor, but we are of opinion 'that nidi a contest can cot be suc cessfully conducted by any one association, but rather will have to be in the programmes of the leading associations, commencing with the early meetings of the season. The stallion race offered by Mr. Balch to come off at the same time only ljnd one entry, France's Alexander, and is therefore also oil. For the get of Smuggler there were five en tries, but as this was the only event that filled, Mr. Balcli is now undetermined what he will do. Swiqcrt, Jr. Turf Editor of the Globe. Northfield, May 6.— Here they are— the pedigree and an explanation of the good qualities possessed by Swigert, Jr. Ia my last I said I would tell of this very excellent colt. In every sense of the word, he is a fine colt, dark bay, handsomely built, stands six teen*ands in height, with "head always erect; not such a large horse, but just the same, large enough not to bo outdone by any other ■i year old in this section. To show that lam not misrepresenting matters in the least, please mind the following pedigree. Bear in mind his sire is tte far famed llughey Angus, first dam Lady Bowe, by Old Larry. Old Larry was purchased in Chicago by E. T. Archibald, is a son of Prendergraft's St. Lawrence, dam Lady Belle, by Mambrino Chief. It is superfluous to extend the pedi gree beyond this as all interested know the qualities of the St. Lawrence breed, both an cestors and those of the present time. Horse men coming to Northfield and wishing to 6ee this stock of horses, should inquire for Dr. Berkman's horse stable, where Mr. E. Boe, the owner of Swigert, Jr., can be found, or at Mr. Bushnel's stable. The Chicago Trotting Meeting . The entries for the Chicago July meeting have been made public, showing a total of VMS, the largest number ever recorded at a sin gle meeting. The number of entries for the July meeting of this association last year was 156, at that time also the largest number eyer made for one meeting. This unparalleled in crease speaks volumes for the business sa gacity and hororable dealing which has char acterized the Chicago management. It a^so illustrates the rapid growth of the turf in terests of the country. The list of entries include nearly all the most noted turf informers of the country, and as the meeting in reality marks the opening of the trotting season— meetings prior to that time being" merely preparatory — it is looked forward to with great interest by all patrons of turf sports. The meeting possesses a special interest to- the horsemen of St. Paul and Minnesota, from the fact that during its continuance Commodore Kittson's fine string of trotters and pacers will try conclu sions with other of the noted flyers of the country, and, as will be seen by an examina tion of the entries in the different classes in which representatives of Midway have been entered, every race bids fair to be a fast one and hotly contested. Second day, Monday, July 17, the fir6t race is for the 2:23 class, in which Lady Rolfe wiil meet, if all start, Argonaut, Tolu Maid, Min nie R, Middellesex, Kittie McCall, Kurcka, Vnalala and Buzz Medi um. These are all fine turf per formers, and the horse that wins will have to go below 2:2o, which Lidy Rolfe should do if starting in condition. The second race is the frec-lor-stallions, where Yon Arnim is entered against Robert McGregor, 2:18; France's Alexander, 2:19; Voltaire, 2:21; Monroe Chief, 2:lS*; J. B. Thomas, 2:ISX, and Santa Claus, 2:17,y. This is a formidable list, all with faster records than \on Arnim, ranging from one to three and three-quarter seconds. It is believed all the entries will be started, and it is certain the race will be for blood, a repetition in this re spect of the stallion race at Rochester, N. V., list summer. Yon Arnim is looking well this spring and taking to his work kindly. He is a horse of great courage and endurance, but whether he will be able to foot with Santa Claus, McGregor, Monroe Chief and Alexan der, remains to be seen. Should the heats be broken, as they were at Rochester, our opinion is he will get a piece of the money if h« does not prove dangerous for first place. The next appearance of a Midway represen tative is Tuesday, the 18th, in the free to a t pacer 6, iv which Gem, 2:20, is pitted agains Mattie Hunter, 2:12 # ; Sorrel Dan, 2:14; Buf falo Girl, 2:2U; Lucy, 2:14; Fuller, a green one; Bay Billy, 2:13 » 4 ; Charley H., 2:30, and Bay Tom, 2:23. It is too much to hope that Gem will be able to down the old stagers here represented. It should be borne in mind, however, that she is by Tom Rolfe; that she is but seven years old, as sound as a dollar, is in perfect condition and is gaining fast. The 2:30 class introduces Fleming Girl, the other entries numbering twenty-one, the get of Blue Bull, Sentinel, the sire of Yon Arnim, Almont, Administrator, and other noted trot ting sire 6. Fleming Girl has been bred since securing her record of 2:33, and showing con siderably better in a trial, and therefore there is nothing tangible upon which to predicate her present speed. She is, however, a large, well formed mart, a kind actor, and has a very free and regular trotting movement. Wednesday, the 19th, Sannie G appears in tho 2:27 class, the first race of the day, with Mamie, Phil Sheridan, Resolute, St. Remo, (brother to St. Julien,) and a dozen other good performers. The little white mare will do a big day's work if she gets a piece of the i money. Tho next race, the 2:21 class, introduces Mr. Kittson's recent purchase, Silverton, against such well known porformers as William H, Voltaire, Bcott's Thomas, WolfordZ, Unalala, Pilot R, Fanny Robinson, Lucille, and Black Cloud. This is very hot company, and Silver ton's speed this year is somewhat problemati cal as yet. Big things were expected of him last year, which expectations he was fully sustaining by his early performances, ■when he was attacked with pink eye, and was off for the balance of the season. He is looking well this spring, and in figuring on his chances it should be borne in mind that it has been his usual practice to win his races in three straight heats, he nearly always being found just fast enough to beat his competitors. The famous mare Fannie Witherspoon, un doubtedly the most feared of the Commodore's string by experienced horsemen, appears in the second race of Thursday, the 20th, when she will probably meet Frances Alexander, Monroe Chief, J. B. Thomas, Driver, Daisy Dale, Annie, aDd the sensational Clingstone, who, starting last year with a record of 2:34, closed the season, after four races, with a record of 2:19%, made on the Fleetwood track, N. T.j winning the race in three straight heats in 2:19%, 2:21%, 2:21%, with two bad starts and all the opposing drivers working against him. This ■will undoubtedly be among the great races of the meeting, and it is useless to try to name the winner and place getters at this early date. Witherspoon is a grind mare, is in good condition, and will be driven to win if she can. The other class performer from Midway at Chicago will be So-So, in the 2:17 class, her opponents being Charley Ford, Kate Sprague and Edwin Thorne, all first-class performers. So-So, in condition. as Ehe promises to be, will hardly be last. A special purse is to be offered for Little Brown Jug, St. Julien and Trinket, the terms of which have not been made public. The Northwestern Circuit, While all the details for the Northwestern Trotting Circuit have not yet been definitely determined, the main features have been agreed upon. According to this agreement the circuit will consist of the associations at Red Wing, Hastings, Grand Forks, Fargo and Minneapolis, ending at the latter place with Fourth of July week. The curses will aggregate from $15,000 to $18,000, Minnc •Migfr 1 giving about ?5,000, Fargo and Grand Forts about $1,000 each, and Red Wing and Hastings about $1,800 each. The Minneapo lis classes will probably be 3:00, 2:45, 2:37, 2:32; 2:26 and free-for-all pacing, with a special purse for the Midway mares 80-SO, Fannie Witherspoon, and Lady Rolfe and probably Little Brown Jug. Friday the board of directors of the Grand Forks association held a meeting and deputed Mayor McCormack to visit St. Paul and Min neapolis ia the interest of their meeting, and also adopted the following classes and purses: First day, 3:00 and 2:37 classes, purses, $500; and half mile and repeat running, $175. Sec ond day, 2:50 and 2:32 classes, purses, $500; and half mile dash for ponies, purse, $75. Third day, 2:23 and free for all trotters and pacers, purses, $500; and mile and repeat run ning race, purse, $200. All trotting purses will be divided into four moneys, and running into three. It is also probable that special purses will be offered for some of the Midway llyers. It is understood the Fargo programme will differ but little from the above. Mayor McCormack of Grand Forks is in the city and will confer with the horsemen of this city and Minneapolis to-day. Miscellaneous Notes. Bruce continues the favorite for the English Derby at 3 to 1, Mr. Lorillard's Gerald being quoted at 33 to 1 against, and Sachem 50 to 1. J. J. Hill, Esq., the St. Paul & Manitoba railroad king, is driving Frank Fisk, 2:29, and Manitoba, 2:32, to the pole. They make a handsome and fast team. The racing in England the past week was mainly confined to native performers, the ex ception being in the Fulwell selling race, Weller handicap plate, which was won by Ten Broeck's American bred colt Meteor. Capt. Thomas B. Marrett has sent his trottiDg gelding Dutchman and the two colts by Hughy Angus, 3 and 3-year olas, to Mr. Parker, at Minneapolis, for handling. Capt. Marrett is using the gelding Pennock Pusey for his own driving. The racing at Lexington, Ky., and the trotting at 3elraont Park, Philadelphia, the past week, reported by telegraph to the Globe, did not result in any sensational per formance, though the sport at both places was fairly attractive, and well attended. Saturday morning Gov. Hubbard, cx-Gov. Marshall, State Auditor Bradcn, Capt. AlcGill, state insurance commissioner, and the Globe representative, paid a visit to Midway. It was the first visit of the three first named gentle men, and though they had read much of the magnitude of Commodore Kittson's stock purchases and the commanding proportions and splendid appointments of the home built in which to house them, they did not fully ap preciate the great work being done by Mr. Kittson until this visit. Fortunately the morning work of some of the racing string had not been completed when the party arrived, so that it happened they had the pleasure of seeing Yon Arnim, Fannie Witherspoon and Fleming Girl, trotters, and Gem, the pacer, take their steps. As a special favor, Mr. Ben Woodmansee hitched the pacing wonder Lit tle Brown Jug to a road wagon and jogged him around the track. The little-big horse was looking as fine as silk, aad his fine form, and wonderful muscular development, so pronomrcfcd in his hind parts, was most in telligently commented upon, indicating a fair amount of horse knowledge in ths distin guished visitors. Nearly three hours were passed in watdung the driving and in specting the stock when the party returned to the city, greatly pleased with their visit. [Note.— A number of matters intended for tnis issue are necessarily deferred to another week.] PKBSONAI.. Mr. Frank Dacz, of Minneapolis, was in St. Paul yesterday. SfeThomas Callant, a prominent lawyer of Grand Forks, is in St. Paul. Mr. L. McCormick, mayor of Grand Forks is in St. Paul, with headquarters at the Mer chants. Pete 'Carroll, a well known resident of St. Paul, and now the proprietor of the North western hotel at Grand Forts, is visiting his old friends in St. Paul. T. W. and S. G. Magill, of Fargo; E. J. Truesdell, of Chicago; W. B. Mendenhall, of Philadelphia; Edward Thompson, of Boston, and R. 11. Brown, of Cleveland, are at the Met ropolitan. BT, PAUL, MONDAY MOBMG, MAY 8, 1882. POOR IRELAND. MUG Hl' HOPES JEOPARDIZED by TUB ASSASSIN'S KNIFE, . Farther Details of the Killing of Lord Cavendish and Secretary Burke—Uni versal Indignation and Horror of the Dastardly Doed-Parnel], Dillon, Sexton and Other Irish Nationals Denounce the Act In Unmeasured Terms — Proclama tion of the Irish and American Land Leagues of Reprobation of the Assasslnß ' tlou and Sympathy for the Gladstone Ministry— The English Conseivatlves - Tecder Their Support— Comments of Leading Foreign nnd Home Journals, UNHAPPY IRELAND. ASSASSINATION OF CAVENDISH. Loneon, May 7. — A correspondent at Dub lin telegraphs as follows: A gentleman in forms me that at about 2 t 'clock Sunday afternoon he saw a country car of a peculiar build driving through Graf ton street. . It con tained four very suspicious looking fellows, with blackened faces and wearing slouched hats pulled down in front so as to some extent conceal their faces. ; ■ " TIIE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY are laid out on beds in the hospital just as they were brought in. A hospital surgeon states that he fancied he felt a 6light pulsation in Burkes body when he first saw it. Tele grams were immediately sent to all police stations in Ireland and Great Britain giving information of the murder. It has been ascer tained that Under Secretary Burke walked from the castle to the park gats, where he took a car, and while driving, through the park overtook a gentle man. Mr. Burke alighted from the car, and accompanied the gentleman, who was un doubtedly Lord Frederick Cavendish, on foot. The carman returned to the city. Burke had loHg been viewed with extreme disfavor by the nationalists of Ireland. Police are on guard at the scene of the murder in order to prevent interference with the pools of blood. NEWSPAPER COMMENT. The Observer to-day in a leading article says: "Comment on this monstrous crime is almost unnecessary. We have had too many crimes in Ireland of late, as cruel and unpro voked, to feel any but the faintest hope the present murder can be excepted from the long roll of outrages, of which agitation in Ireland has been the guilty cause, and which have re mained too long unpunished and unrepressed. For the present we contend ourselves with say ing that be the explanation of the murder what it may, all Englishmen will chare the hor hor felt at the deed of blood, and will sympa thize with the sorrow which has fallen on the bearers of names honored and cherished in the annals of our country. PARNELL AND DAVITT have spoken upon the assassination. Parnell said: "I am horrified more than I can express. This is ode of the most atrocious crimes ever committed. The effect must certainly be most damaging to the interests of the Irish people. I have always found Lord Frederick Caven dish a most amiable gentlement, painstaking and strictly conscientious ia tho fuliillinent of his official duties. I did not share the disap pointment expressed in liberal Iri6h circles regarding his appointment, as I anticipated the princible reforms of the present session, such as amendments of the land act, would be under Gladstone's personal supervision, and I believe the administrative reforms would be somewhat postponed. I canuot conceive that any section of the people of Ireland could have plotted to deliberiJfcry take the life of Lord Cavendish, and I am surprised that the Dublin police, who hud been able to protect Mr. Forster, should apparently not have taken any step to watch over his successor during the few hours of his oilieial life in Ireland. There seems to be an unhappy destiny presid ing over Ireland, which always comes at a moment wlich there seems some chance for the country, to destroy the hopes of her best friends. I hope the people of Ireland will take immediate and practical steps to express their sympathy with Mr. Gladstone in his most painful position." Davitt said: "No language I can possibly command can express the horror with which I regard the murderers or my despair at their consequences. When I heard of this Satur day night I could not credit the news. I grieve to think, when the government had just run a risk in introducing a new policy, when everything seemed bright and hopeful, when all expected the outrages to cease, this terrible event shonld dash our hopes. I wish to God I had never left Portland. The crime was without motive. It is not only the most fatal blow that has ever been struck at the land league, but one of the most disastrous blows which have been sustained by the national cause during the last century. Its occurrence at this particular juncture seems like to a terrible destiny. My only hope is that the assassins may be discovered and punished as they deserve. It is wonderful how the outrage could occur within a few hundred yards of the constabulary depot." DILLON AND SEXTON. Dillon, in an interview, said he deeply de plored the sorrowful tidings. lie fully con curred in the opinions on the outrage ex pressed by Parnell and Davitt. Sexton said, "I am bewildered and horri fied. I regarded Lord Frederick Cavendish as an amiable and painstaking gentleman. He was certainly considered a capable adminis trator. The first feelings on the appoint ment of Lord Frederick was undoubtedly oce of disappointment, but it began to be gradu ally understood Mr. Gladstone sent him to Ireland to have the advan tage of the service of one with whom he had long worked, thereby enabling him to apply his own will more freely to 6Hit difficulties. There is no reason to be lieve there was the slightest personal feeling against Lord Frederick, in any political ques tion of Ireland. I cannot help surmising he must have been mistaken by the murderers for some one else. Mr. Burke had been connected with the castle for many years. Public feeling from time to time identified him with many harsh measures, but well in formed persons have always held that Mr. Burke |confined himself rigorously to his duties. He was rather averse than other wise to, concerning himself with political matters. lie was very little known to the Dublin populace. He was present unrec ognized at the great political meetings in Phoenix park last summer. He belonged to a land owning family. Many people have for a long time believed him to be the real governor of Ireland. The crime is more inexplic ible, when one considers the good temper of the crowds at the rejoicing over the release of suspects." Sexton remarked the cew departure of the government has not yet shown its effects in the new administration. Residents and special magistrates still continue to arrest ladies and . others convicted with efforts to shelter evicted tenants. The representations of Irish mem bers in the house of commons have been fruitless so far as causing the authorities to discourage police brutalities. Sexton pointed out particularly the firing on the people at Ballina; it is perfectly notorious, he said. If the authorities continne to allow the police to exasperate the people, and then take advantage of their exasperation to shoot them down, ii must be futile to expect any good result from promises of legislative improvement. MARTIAL LAW. There have been hostile manifestations in London against Davitt and several released suspects staying at the Westminster Palace hotel. One respectably dressed person had to be forcibly removed from the hotel. These manifestations are merely the index of pnblic feeling. Nothing serious has occurred. Con versation in public resorts generally is in favor of some kind of martial law. A meeting of the Irish parliamentary party is convened for Monday. JUSTIN M'CABTHr, replying to an interview, said he was in a state of consternation and fully agreed the results would be disastrous to the Irish cause, at least for some time. Biggar deeply deplored this tragedy and said it was all the more lamentable as Lord Frederick Cavendish was the least obnoxious of liberal members. LAND LEAGUE MANIFESTO. The following manifesto of the land league was adopted this afternoon at a hurriedly summoned meeting sit Westminister Palace hotel: To the People of Ireland: On the eve of what seemed a bright future for our country, that evil destiny which has apparently pur sued us for centuries has struck at our hopes another blow, which cannot be exaggerated in its disastrous consequences. In this hour of sorrowful gloom, we venture to give ex pression to our profoundest sympathy with the people of Ireland in the calamity that has befallen our cause through this horrible deed, and with those who determined at the last hour that a policy of conciliation 6hould supplant that of terrorism and national dis trust. We earnestly hope that the attitude and action of the Irish people will show to the world that an assassination such as has startled us almost to an abandonment of hope of our country's future, is deeply and religiously abhorrent to their every feeling and instinct. We appeal to yon to show by every manner of expression that, amidst the prevailing feeling of horror which the assassination has ex cited, no people feel so deep a detestation of its atrocity, or so deep a sympathy with those whose hearts must be seared by it, a3 the na tion upon whose prosperity and reviving hopes it may entail consequences more ruin ous than those that have fallen to the lot of unhappy Ireland during the present genera tion. We feel that no act that lias ever been perpetrated in our country during the existing struggles of the past fifty years has so stained the name of hospitable Ireland as this cowardly and unprovoked assassination of a friendly stranger, and that till the murderers of Cav endish and Burke are brought to justice, that stain will tully our country's name. [Signed] Charles S. Parnell, John Dillon, Michael Davitt. All the Irish members heard from concur in this declaration. Orders for the immediate printing and posting of the manifesto throughout Ireland have been given. Parnell has sent a telegram to the mayors of Dublin, of Cork, of Waterford and Limerick suggest ing that they immediately call a meeting of their respective corporations to denounce the crime. HOW THEY LOOK. Dublin, May 7.— Orders have been issued that all boats from Ireland be searched for the assassinators. The face of Lord Cavend ish as he lies dead in the hospital, ie calm and peaceful. Burkes countenance has a look of great agony. Captain Ross, late secretary to Mr. Forster, has gone with a special report, and as representative of Earl Spencer, to Lon don. Burkes sister has become quite hysteri cal and weak. The report that she and Mr. Burkes brother were missing had no founda tion. It was reported to-day Mr. Burke was the victim whose assassination had been planned and that Lord Frederick Cavendish was only killed because he was in Burkes company. The inquest on the bodies of both was opened to day. Twenty jurors had been summoned over night and all answered to their names except two. The jury consisted of gentlemen. Mounted police occupied the hospital yard. There was a large crowd of people outside. Mr. Whyte, city coroner, said he summoned the jury to meet Sunday in order that the re mains might be removed at once. He declared that language was inadequate to express the horror and shauic which all mutt feel. After the jury had viewed the bodies, the coroner stated the cause of death was quite apparent, bat that he would adjourn the inquest until Monday for formal evidence. The murder mu6t have been quite visible from the windows of the vice regal lodge. It is said Earl Spencer himeelf saw thescullle from his bedroom window, but the police are unable to vouch for the accuracy of this rnnior. Earl Spencer, to whom the news was first broken by Col. Caulfleld, was terribly shocked. It is stated he intends to resign immediately. THE CONSERVATIVES. A meeting of conservatives was held on Sunday afternoon, Sir Stafford Northcote, Marquis of Salisbury,, and all the prominent members of the last conservative cabinet were present. The meeting lasted one hour. Resolutions were passed expressing horror at the deed, sympathy with the government and the willingness of the opposition to support the government with their which strength in coping with the murderous state of Ire land. Bir Stafford Northcote said he doubted whether the government would proclaim marshal law, but that if they did they might count on the support of the conservatives. LORI) SPENCER. London, May 7.— lt was rumored last evening that two men had been arrested in connection with the assassination, but the re ports proved unfounded. The Duke of Devon shire, the father, and the Marquis of Harting ton, the brother of Lord Frederick Cavendish, have started for Dublin. It is thought possible that the house of commons will adjourn shortly after the meet ing to-day, as a mark of sympathy and an nounced it officially Sunday. There was not the slightest foundation for the report of the impending resignation of Earl Spencer. Lon don society, beginning with the queen, who sent a telegram of condolence to the family of Lord Frederick Cavendish, has made a demon stration of sympathy as remarkable as that which occurred on the death of President Gar field. Many morning papers are filled with the names of those who called to express sym pathy with the relatives of Lord Frederick. The remains of Lord Frederick will be con veyed to England Tuesday and interred at Chatsworlh Wednesday. HEAVY REWARDS. Dublin, May B.— Maguire, one of the men who discovered the remains, says that only nine or ten minutes elapsed between his meeting Cavendish and Burke alive and well and finding their corpses. It is believed Burke was aware his movements were dogged, as he had frequently been advised to have an escort but always refused. Early this morning in ordtr to allay excitement orders were sent from Dublin castle to clear away blood at the scene of the murder and the po lice guarding the spot were withdrawn. At an indignation meeting of citizens of Dublin Monday, the mayor presiding, subscrip tions as a reward for information leading to the discovery of the murderers was talked of. IN WASHINGTON. Washington, May 7.— Mr. West, British minister, has no intelligence from London re specting the assassination of Lord Cavendish and Under Secretary Burke, though a cable dispatch was received to-day, which merely announced the fact. West declines to express any opinion regarding the probable effect of the tragedy upon the policy of the govern ment and the attitude of the opposition. He thinks the assassination the work of fenians, and ihat it was not concerted and consum mated by land leaguers, who, of all others, would not b> likely at this junctiurc, to jeop ardize the 6uccess of their cause by commit ting such an infamous crime. Up to a late hour to-night Secretary Frelinghuysen had received no intelligence from Minister Lowell bearing on the assassination. Land League Proclamation. Buffalo, April 7. — The assassination in Dublin Saturday has called forth the follow ing proclamation; "To the Land League of America: The execrable and cowardly assassination of Lord Frederick Cavendish, newly appointed chief secretary for Ireland, and Under Secre tary Burke, has horrified the world, and is especially painful and abhorrent to every true friend of Ireland. We denounce the awful crime, and exhort our brethren in Ireland to use every effort to bring its perpetrators to justice, and to show their detestation of the fiendish act, which only an arch enemy of our race,or some irresponsible idiot could have con ceived or executed. [Signed] James Mooney, President of the Irish National Land League of America. Beveral of the most prominent members of the Irish National Land League of this city execrate the horrible crime and trust the per petrators of the findish act may be brought speedily to justice. The assassination is con sidered a direct Wow at the interests and ris ing hopes of Ireland, and is particularly to be deplored at this time. Newtpaper Comments, FRENCH SYMPATHY. Paris, May 7.— Both the press and public denounce the awful crime in Dublin, Saturday night, and express fears the murder may serve as [an occasion for the tories. The Temps 6ays: "We hope the crime will induce Parnell and his colleagues to separate from the fanatics and villains who are disgracing the land leaguers." The Journal dcs Dcbats say 6: "Nihilists are surprised that Parnell is shown to be powerless and the government to be thrown into the hands of the whigs." ■WHAT THE NEW YORK PArERS SAY. The Times: "The assassination of the new chief secretary and permanent under secretary of Ireland follows hard upon the announce ment of the policy of bold conciliation by Gladstone's government. It is in every light a terrible misfortune to the Irish people. If Ireland is to be under military law, it is safe to say that Gladstone would neither assume cor be entrusted with the task. There is in this horrible event one suggestion which Ameri cans can not regaid without shame. It is that the brutal assassination, which disgraces Ire land and endangers the best interests of the Irish, is in harmoDy with the teaching of certain residents of this country, who have steadily advocated it, in order to fill their own pockets. Fer this the laws of the United States furnish no preventive and no penalty. Relying, as do the English laws on the general sense of the community to, render such doctrine harmless, and in every doubtful case of the use of free speech, giving the benefit of doubt to freedom, our laws do not reach these offenses against decency and humanity. But they ought to be reached by a public sentiment of contempt and abhorrence so deep and univer sal that even O'Donnevan Rossa should feel it. If the men who directly plotted or exe cuted the murder of Lord Cavendish shonld suffer the penalty of their crime, the public of America will feel that there are those among ourselves more euilty because less daring, who if justice were done would share their fate." The Herald: "The murder could not have happened in a more inauspicious iroment for Ireland. She was enjoying a great victory. She nad obtained more at a stroke than she had expected to obtain in the course of years. Her leaders had been released, Davitt had been triumphantly escorted to London, two unpop ular ministers had been withdrawn at her de mand, Mr. Gladstone was waiting to give her almost any reasonable concession. The cri sis has now come. There can be no more tem porizing, no more dalliance,coercion,violence, martial law will all be useless. What has to be done has to be done quickly, and must be wholly radical in its nature. Mr. Parnell may place himself at the head of the only move ment which can now close the war. Every sentiment of justice and patriotism calls on him to take the lead and show how Ireland can gain such of her ends as are reasonable without making a compact with assassina tion." The World says: "Gladstone challenged Ire land and got his answer. These murders will betaken to mean that the time has come when England must choose whether 6he shall goon as she has for centuries gone on to govern Ireland, or whether she will make up her mind to leave Ireland free to govern herself virtually to-day as an integral part of the British realm, and to govern herself absolutely at a day not distant as an independent nation. "The landlords, 'good' and 'bad' alike, must go, and the landlords arc the power of Ene land in Ireland. The programme of 'no rent' must be literally carried out. The ♦English garrison' must prepare to de camp from this island which it has held for 700 years, or else the Iri6h must be once more beaten into submission. The 'green terror of assassination' must be once more met by the 'red terror of war,' and the Irish must be once more made to understand that England is stronger than Ire land and means to rule as the stronger. There is, there can be, no middle ground. Either the English or Irish must rule in Ireland. Upon this issue, invited by Gladstone, it seems plain that British politics will be re modeled and British parties reorganized." "OLOBE-DEMOCRAT," ST. LOUIS. St. Louis, May 7. — Globe-Democrat says: "The assassination of Lord Cavendish puts the Gladstone government in a very unfortu nate predicament. It will be urged with al most irresistible force that the hand of the law ought now to be laid on Ireland more heavily than ever, and the ministry is thus taken at a tremendous disadvantage. The overthrow of it is not an improbable result, for, though the assassination of one of its members calls to heaven for vengeance, there is really now a more substantial reason for pursuing coercion as a policy than there was last week. Outrages have been so numerous and co violent for many months that one murder, more or less, is of little account, even though the latest victim be the Irish secretary. A conciliation has been deliberately adopted and the unfortunate out come of its first step will hardly lead Mr. Gladstone to 6ubßtaniate for it a course of re venge. While, therefore, the whole world will denounce the outrage and the government will show the extreme of severity toward those im mediately guilty, its new departure on the general issue is not likely to be revised. To adhere to it in the face of the vehement de mand for retaliation that will arise, may drive Gladstone out of office. To abandon it be cause of one untoward circumstance would bea6ign of irresolution and irresolution in the present public temper, would be fatal to any ministry. "REPUBLICAN," ST. LOUIS. St. Louis, May 7.— The Republican, referring to the assassination, says: It is impossible to foresee what will be the result of this appalling act. The appointment of Lord Cavendish seems to have been satisfactory to no large element. Parnell and the other land leaguers were outspoken in their dissatisfaction, and if the choice was made, as reported, to quiet the apprehensions of the Irish people, the tragic fate which suddenly overtook the new secre tary will obliterate every trace of the effect it was intended to produce. Cavendish's appoint ment was not acceptable to the liberals and had caused dissensions, and his death will still further exasperate the conservatives, and of the terrible indignation it will arouse in England a great share will be directed against the government. Gladstone's chief safety has all the while lain in the fact that the oppo sition had not a leader of sufficient ability to inspire public confidence, and it is not unlikely that Ireland will be made to suffer fearful retributions for the bloody act that has startled the world, no less than would the assassination of ths queen have done. Toronto, May 7.— The assassination of Lord Cavendish and Mr. Burke caused a feel ing of horror amongst all classes here. Special reference was made in most of the churches. Special editions of the newspapers to-day were eagerly bought up on the streets. Nothing has stirred the people so much since the Fenian raid. Montreal, May 7.— The news from Dublin caused a terrible sensation throughout the city. Extras issued by the papers were eagerly purchased. Crowds remained on the streets discussing the sensation, and up to a late hour to-night the excitement was unabated. NO. 128 DEATH OF DE. WILLIAMS. He Departed Very Suddenly Last Night, at 9 . 30, of Neuralgia of the Heart. At 9:30 o'clock last night Dr. Charles D Williams died at his residence on Broadway, near Tenth street, quite suddenly, of heart dis ease, at the age of 70. The deceased wj.s born in Newark Valley, Tioga county, N. V., May 12, 1812. He received his early education at Fairfax Court House, Va., where he graduated from college* He subsequently graduated from an eclectic college in the East, and com menced practicing the profession of medicine when he was 21 years of age. He was first an allopathic believer and practitioner, and so continued for several years. In 1833 he went to Seneca Falls, and there practiced his profession for eight or ten years, when he went to Cleveland, Ohio, but not until after he had changed his views and come out a homceopathist. At Cleveland he was very successful as a practitioner and was very prominent in establishing a homoeo pathic hospital in that city, and for seven or eight years was a professor in it. He was one of the original five homoeopathic physi cians and met with a good deal of opposi tion in introducing the new doctrine and practice. He was not only prominent among those who founded the hospital at Cleveland but he sustained it by liberal do nationß in the cause of science. He remained at ClevelandJ sixteen [or seventeen years. Among the various ways that were resorted to annoy him he was prosecuted on a charge of quackery while at Seneca Falls, simply because the people were so pre judiced againtt the new doctrine and in favor of the old. He came from Cleveland to St. Paul about twenty years ago and has been here ever since, where he enjoyed a large and successful practice. Dur ing the last few years he has been engaged with Mr. E. B. Berge in the invention and perfecting of a new fire alarm box. He was taken sick about on week ago, and has not seen people much during the week. The disease with which he was first attacked was neuralgia of the 6tomach, but this terminated last night in neuralgia of the heart it is sup posed. His death was quite sudden. He went upstairs to his room about 8 o'clock, and retired about 9. His wife not liking his breathing became anxious about him and roused him from his sleep. He did not say a great deal and lay down again, remarking that there w^as nothing the matter with him of a serious character. In a moment after he roused up and sat up in bed an instant, when he dropped back and was dead. The deceased was a very pleasant and agree able gentleman and leaves a wife and one daughter. MANITOBA FLOODS. Rivers Still RlslDg— A Large Area of Wln- ul peg Submerged- Serious Losses. Winnipeg, May 7.— The water in the Red and Assinniboine rivers continues to rise and a large area of the city and suburbs is sub merged. Hundreds of families are enduring hardships from being so long forced to live in the upper stories of their dwellings. Many have taken to tents. The grist and saw mills are all idle and lumber protected by the booms. The losses, though not fully known, must in the aggregate to serious. Considerable anxi ety is felt in regard to the railway and traffic iron bridges and the bridge over the Assinni boine. The water is nearly up to roadway on both. The water is now about two feet higher than the ice freshet two weeks ago. The swings of the bridges cannot be opened and and navigation therefore impeded. The gas house is still under water three feet and the re torts and furnaces submerged. Communica tion with St. Paul is kept up partly by rail and transfer steamer at St. Vincent. Elevator Raw. Chicago, May 7.— There is aii elevator row in progress here. The Chicago & Indiana railroad a short time ago completed a large elevator, but had been unable to get any con siderable business. The proprietors claim that by a combination of elevator men and railroads grain consigned to it has been sent to other houses. The result is the Indiana ele vator has sent circulars throughout the northwest to shippers offering a rebate of %:of 1 per cent, on all grain shipped to and received by it. This is equivalent to a cut to that extent in the storage rate anr 1 a war will result, unless an agreement is made to give the Indiana its share of business. Opera House Burned. St. Louis, May 7.— The Opera house build ing at Nevada, Mo., occupied by Miller & Bro., grocery, Walton's music store, JR. M. Goodrich, grocery, and a number of handsome offices, burned between 1 and 3 o'clock this morning. Loss on the Opera house, which was opened the first time last Monday night, is $24,000; insured for $12,000. Miller Bros.' loss $10,000; insured for $5,000. Other losses about $5,000. Four frame buildings adjoining the Opera house were pulled down to prevent the fire spreading. Murder and Suicide. Atchison, May 7.— An old German farmer named Robert Bechter, and his wife, living near Leona, Kansas, have had a very unhappy life the past few years and though upwards of eighty-four, had nearly daily quarrels. Their son on Saturday went to town and upon returning found his father dead and mother dying from revolver 6hots. The woman left a note saying she hod shot her husband because he intended to disinherit the son and she pre ferred that both should die, that th« son might enjoy the property undisturbed. The act was deliberately planned and skilfully ex ecuted. Slonx Indian Reservation. Deadwood, Dak., May 7.— A mass meeting here last night passed resolutions favoring the speedy opening of the Sioux Indian reser vation to settlers and approving the scheme lately set on foot for leasing the reservation for stock growers. About 13 o'clock this morning Officers Palmer and Newell happened around just in time to prevent a serious difficulty. Ono of the hardest customers of the season having some ill will towards one of the women in one of the houses of ill-fame on Eagle street, went into the house where she was, and with a knife proposed to cut her in pieces. The officers were sent for and arrived barely in time to save the girl's life. P. T. Kavanagh sells at auction, this morn ing, seven fine residence lots on Dayton and Marshall avenues, between Dale and Bt. Al bans streets. DIED. CZEIKOWITZ— At her residence Saturday, 7:30 a.m., of typhoid fever, Mrs. Theresa Czeikowitz, aged 56 years. Funeral from the residence "Wednesday, 2 p. m. ROESE— Elizabeth A. Roese, wife of F.ed erick L. Roesc. Funeral from residence of Charles Passa vant, corner of Minnehaha and Payne streets, Monday, May 8, at 2 p. m. FRENCH— In this city, Saturday, at 10:30 p. m., Elizabeth French, aged 63 years. Funeral at 10:80 a. m. to-day, from the resi dence of Michael Dempsey, m West St. Paul O'LEARY— May Bth, Patrick O'Leary, aged 71 years. Funeral from residence of John Churchill, corner of Chestnut and Exchange streets. Ser vices at the Cathedral at 8 a. m Tuesday.