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All THE HORSES.
This columa will appear in tho Globe every
Holiday morning. Pertinent correspondence
will lie tbankfully received, and (should bo ad- ;
dressed Tusf Editor, Globe office. 1
The Itmtigur.i] Meeting at. I.oni*vUle —
The Stalliau Mambriuo Sotlinm — Western
aad KasterK Trotters— Extra Events at
Cliicatjo — Programme of tho Gran d East
era Circuit— .Minnesota Trotting live v
Foals— Miscellumeous Notes.
Tlie Cmmncncf tnrnt at Loitisrille.
The inauguration of the season's con
tests on the trotting turf took place at
Louisville on the BQI inst.. under favorable
auspices. The day was five, the attend
ance large, and good trotters were oh hand
to contest fer the prizes offered for the
two races on the programme. The weather
for the past two montli3 in that locality
has not been as favorable as desired- for
the preparation of trotters forjfast work in
beat race 3. This fact was demenstra ted in
the lirst race of the day, the 2:19 class,
wherein there were four horses among the
starters having v previous record under
2r«W, aad one with 2:20^; the one with the
slowest record, Joe Bunker, by George
Wilkaa, winning ia 2:21)£, 2:22^, 2:23.
Among the beaten horses wera J. B. Thom
as, Troubadour, and France's Alexander;
all ef whom ars entered in the 2:19 class at
Ckicago in July. In the mean time they
have much improvement to make
in order to gain a place in that
race us they will be compelled
to laco the starter with Fanny Wither
spoon, Adele Gould, Monroe Chief and
other "terrers of tha gang." However, it is
toe early in the season to expect horses to
appear in their heat form, and under the
circumstances, the performance of the
winner at least was a very creditable one
indeed, and the beaten horses may round
up before midsummer, and in such event
both Thomas and the black stallion have
the speed and bottom to keep warm the
best field of trotters in the country.
Th* ether event of the day was the 2:50
class, in which there were five ttartacs, all
betag new candidates for turf hoaorf, and
all having in their veins the blood royal of
great trotting families, consequently
had reputation to sustain as
well as laurels to gain. Mambriuo
Sotfaam, a young stallion, by Mambrino
Grf I, wen in straight heats, in the excellent
time of 2:29)2 in each and every heat.
The honors to the winner were multiplied
by this performance, as it places his aire
among the list of stallions whese get have
made a record of 2 :30 er better, to harness,
whioh is a justification for the dead Mam
brine Gift that has been anxioisly await
ed by many for the pact twe or three
It is meet and proper, that the stallion
first to make a record of 2:20, should be tho
pire of 2:30 trotters, who by their per
formances ob the turf, shall perpetuate
hi* memer-y, and keep it fresh and green.
The We3tern trotters have begun their
work in good style, much better, when
mqffsured by the record than have thosq at
tbs East, as shown by the races at Louis
ville and at Suffolk Park, Philadelphia, the
Ims week. The reports received o€ tfc£
la#er meeting have been altogether top
bn£*t and imperfect te allow of any re
view, bat with the exception of St. Clomd,
wh« reduced his record 2% seconds Friday,
no%e of the horses engaged have, ap
proached their records by several
seconds, the winning of the
free for all by Edwin Thorn*, record
2:18^, in 2:26, being a fair sample of the
general work done. At Losisville, how
ever, all the horses have shown ability to
nearly or quite equal their records, while
two contestants for turf honors hava en
tered the charmed 2:30 circle. Elsewhere
"Recorder," reviews the perfoi -.Rr.nces of
Joe Bunker and th« stallion Marabrino
Sothani, the latter one of the horses to
drop into tlie :30 list, and we need not re
peat. The other candidate was the b. g.
Toay Mewell, by Clark Chief, data
by Embry's Lexington, who closed
last season just out«ide, who on Friday
worn the 2:30 class in three straight heats,
boutitrg Frank Van Ness' br. s. Alcyone,
and the gr. g. Xalu, in 2:25>£, 2:26>£, 2:27 V 2
Reglry, the ouly poor showing made at
this Meeting wa« in the exhibition race of
Jajr-Kye-See and Charley Ford, the race,
being wno by the former in the slow time
of '1 29%, 2:28^, 2:27. It is hardly pos
sible that these figures fairly represent the
speed of Jay-Eye-See this spring, bat
rather that .Charley Ford was nnable to
make the colt extend himself.
This week the horses at Louisville last
w&ek go to Mayville, Ky., where the pro
gramme providos for three day's eport. 4 Wo
have not been able to see tha eatribs at
Mayville, bat th&re should b© two or th 96
of the Midway representatives am ag
them, such being Mr. Woodmansee's inten
tion wheu he left here.
The Cliicayo Jul/j Meeting.
As anticipated the Chicago Driving Park
management have made good the failure
of the "2:14 clasa to fill by the announce
ment of extra events, the parses for which
aggregate $13,000, to be competed for at
the July trotting meeting. One event is a
purse of §3,000, opea to all stallions, with
$1,000 extra to the winner of the fastest
heat, if trotted better than 2 :15, ] 4, Smug
gler's time. Among the entries for
this event will most probably ba Yon
Amkn, Black Cloud, Monroe Chief,
France's Alexander and Santa
Claus, while it i 3 not im
probable that same of the following may
join the party and help make it lively :
Romero, Independence, Director, Fred
Douglas and Tariff. In any event it is
safe to say there will be a good field and a
hot race — one of the very be3t of the meet
ing. Another special is to be for $5,000,
terms to be announced hereafter, which
probably means that an effort is being
made to get Clingstone and St. Julien to
gether in a race. Other 6peoial offers are
as follows: §1,000 to the trotting double
team to wagon, which shall beat 2:16%;
$1,000 to the trotter under saddle that
shall beat 2:15%; $1,000 to the tiotterto
wagon, with rvnning mate, that shall beat
2:11; $1,000 to the trotter in harness that
shall beat the two-mile record, 4:46.
The performances of this son of Mam
brino Gift, at Louisville, stamps him a
steady and reliable trotter, almost [without
a parallel in the trotting annals. On
Tuesday, the first day of the meeting, in
the 2:50 class, he won in straight heats,
trotting each and every heat in precisely
the same time, 2;29J^- On Saturday in
the 2:40 class he again won in straight
heats, repeating his remarkable perfor
mance of Tuesday by trotting three suc
cessive heats in 2:30 4, 2:30,2:30. Only
three-fourths of a second difference in the
time of the six heats, is truly a | wonder ul
A liel Decided.
To the Turf Editor of the Globe:
St, Peteb, Minn., May 9. — A bets a barse
that has a record of 2:30, cannot enter and
trot in the 2:30 class. B bets he can. Who
wins? Please answer in the sporting
columns of the Globe.
Reader of the "Globe."
B wins. A horse i 3 eligible to go in a
class until he has made a record a second
faster, that is, a herse can ge in the 2:30
clase with a record as low as 2:29^, the
fractions under tae class being ns bar.
The Grand Cirrutt Stewards' Heeling.
The meeting of tho Stewards of the
Grand Circuit took place at If.
V., at the rooms of the driving park asso
ciation, on the Bth inst. The representa
tives of the various tracks were as follows:
Pittsburgh, Rody Patterson; Cleveland,
Col. William Edwards and W. B, Fasig;
Buffalo, C. J. Hamlin and H. A. Norris;
Rochester, Geo. W. Archer and A. Collins;
Utica, M. G. Thompson; Poughkeepsie, A.
Vanderburgh; Hartford, Burdette Lsomis;
Providence, II B. WinshipaudS. S. Atwell.
Col. Edwards presided. The dates and
programmes deoided upon were: Pitts
burgh, July 24 to 27; Cleveland, July 31 to
August 3; Bsffalo, August 7 to 10; Roches
ter, August 14 to 17; Utica, August 21 to
24; Paughkeepsie, August 28 to 31;
Hartford, September 4 to 7; Providence,
Sept. 11 to 14. The programmes for each
place, except Hartford, were adopted as
follows: First day, purse $1,500, for 2:29
class; purse $1,500, for 2:24 class. Second
day, purse $2,000, for 2 :22 class, and special
parses that have closed. Third day, purse
$1,000, for 2:2o class, pacers; special purse
fr4,oot, and §2,000 for 2:20 class. Fourth
day, purse $1,500, for 2:26 class; $2,000 for
free for all pacers, and $2,G00 for 2:16
class. The Charter Oak list of events will
be: First day, pwrse §2,000, for 2:23
class; $2,000, free for all pacers. Second
day, $10,000, for 2:19 class; $1,000 fer 2:29
class, and $1,000 for 2:37 class. Third
day, special purse of $4,000; $2,000 for
2:25 class, aud $1,000 for 2:45 class. Fourth
day, $2,000 for 2:21 olaaj, $1,000 for 2>S3
class, and $1,000 for 2:20 class, pacers.
Leaving out the special purßes, of which
we can write more freely later on, each
track, with the exception of Hartford, will
give $17,500 in purses, Hartford's pro
gramme for the four days promises $27,
--000. Owners ot trotters may hear this in
mind. The Gentlemen's Driving Associa
tion of this city will hold their meeting
June 20 te 22, with $15,000 in purses. Al
bany will follow, Jane 26 to 29, hanging
up $17,600. Then will Come Chicago
with $60,000, after that the Grand Cireait
for eight consecutive weeks, aggregating
ever $130,000. The eleven places of meet
ing will probably give over $250,000 in
purses. The dates of the meetings are
wide enough apart to allow horses to get
on the ground in time. — New York Sports
The news comes from Georgetown, Ky.,
that the stables at Blue Grass Park, the
former home of the late A. Keene Richards,
were destroyed by fire on Sunday night.
The boil dings were old and not of much
value, but as thoroughbred horses and celts
were consumed with them, the loss is se
vere. Mr. James A. Grinstead, who had
loaned money to Mr. Richards before he
died, took the propu-y for his debt, and
he is the sufferer by the fire. The chest
nut stallien Limestone was one of tha hor
ses destroyed. He was quite a favorite with
Mr. Richards on a«count of his breeding.
He was foaled ia 1870 and his
sire was War Dance, son of Lex
ington, and his dam was Transylvania by
imp. Arab Massond out of Peytena, by
imp. Glencoe. Although h»lf Aral#aaa,
Transylvania was a mare of height and '
substance, and Limestone stood 16 hands.
Mr. Richards met the ir^ aments of those
who claimed that the tendency of the
irab blood was to redaee the size by
pointing to Lioteetene, a horse df sym
metry and constitution. Glencoe, War
Dance and Massoud all sleep in the shade
of the trees at Blue Graes Park.- The man
gion on the hill which slopes to the banks
of the Royal Spring was destroyed by
fire several years ago, and now another
cloud rests upon the place identified with
the life work cf Mr. Richard*. — Turf,
Field and Farm.
3lr. 11. G. 1 ■ inkle's Jttftcfc.
A correspondent of Ihe Spirit of the
rihiu.% signing him^eif "Delton,"' under
Late of Moorhead, May 4, writes of Mr.
"I recently visited Mr. H. G. Finkle's
ttock farm, at this place, aad fou&d the
roungsters very thrifty, after passing;
;hr»ugh an extremely cold winter. Pioneer,
jy Volunteer, is king of the harem, and
*as fully referred to in The Spirit at the
ime of his purchase from Mr. Alden Geld
inaith. The brood mares were also duly
lescribed, and embracing, as they do. the
3leod of Almout, Happy Medium and
Mambriuo Patehen, cannet fail to produce
trotters from such an excellent young stall
ion as Pioneer. Among the promising
youngsters is the phenomenal b*iy filly
Queen Medium, foaled May 7, 1881, 16.1
bands. She is pure-gaited and level-head
ad, a daughter of Happy Medium, out of
Evangeline, by Almont, and is entered in
the Breeders' stakes at C hicago in 1884. 1
hope nothing happens to her, as she is the
fastest green filly I ever saw, and showed
better than a 2:35 gait, led alongside of a
running horse. ilr. Finkle has a standing
offer of $3,000 for her, but will not sell.
The weanlings are a very promising lot,
comprising a bay filiy by Macedonian,
daua Valley Rose, by Peck's (now Akers')
Idol; Lord Nelson, by Wellington, dam
Miss McCloud; Finkle's Ideal, bay filly, by
Administrator, dam Grace; May Storm,
brown filly, by Knickerbocker, dam Lady
Stevens, she by Peck's (now Akers') Idol.
The stock i 3 in charge of Mr. Seely, de
scendant of the Seely of American Star
fame, with Mr. Win. Wood as trainer, both
thorough horsemen, of Chester, Orange
county, N. Y.
TBOTTING BIiKD FOALS.
In the Globe of the 16th iast., the
writer express d his admiration of the
beaaty and £reat excellence of the yoang
filly, daughter of Pilgrim, by Smuggler
and Sister, by Swigert, charasterizing.it as
pre-eminently, the finest foal ever dropped
at Midway. Oa Saturday last we were in
vited to inspect a oolt foal, by Blackwood
Jr., out of the fine and fast pacing mare
by Flaxtail, owned by Mr. Charles L.
Haas, the well known| cattle dealer of this
city; and to say that we are now all "broke
up," but faintly expresses our inability rb
decide which is the better of the two. We
can only repeat the exclamation of the
poet: u How happy could I be with either,
were the other dear charmer away." Any
person in doubt of the vanity of earthly
things, by making a proposition to Charley
for the purchase of the colt, a .#evelation
will be opened unto him. It is a bright bay
with black points, the oaly mark being a
diminutive star in forehead. The Glwbis
suggests th- "Brightwood," is the proper
name for the colt.
A note from H. G. Finkle, Moorhead,
".nd also one from W. H. Wood, superin
'ock farm, reports a foal
aei by Volunteer, his
Dam of colt the bay
no Patchen (full
. He is df . • .bf Mr.
Vvood ac n bay with black points, line size,
' it a youngster.
ys: "I say to you it is one
THE ST. PAUL D ILY GLOKE, Ml) DAY MORNING, MIV I±. 1883.
of the finest colts ever foaled in Minneso
ta." The yoangster has been christened
The bay mare Helene S., by Major Ed
sall, dam by Sea Gull, the property of F.
W. Muckey, proprietor o* the Maple Wood
stock farm at Owatonna, Steele sonnty,
dropped a bay colt May sth, by Polonius,
he by Hambletonian, dam Mi&B McLoud
(dam of Hemlock, trial 2:20). This is the
first foifl at Maple Wood, and Mr. Muckey
has called the colt Maple Wood.
Mr. E. D. Cumingn, of this city, has
purchased for Wm, E. Merriam,vice presi
dent of the Merchants' National bank, of
Boston parties, a fine pair of bay mares,
full sisters, bred by James T. Russell,
Brighton, Maps. Their sire is John T.
Russell (wagon record, 2:33}^, and private
trial t« harness, 2:28) he by Geo. M.
Patchen, 2:23J£, by Cassius M. Clay, dam
by Ole Bull, a son of old pacing Pilot. The
dam of the pair wan a fine blood bay
with black points, 15% hands and weigh
ing 1,150 pounds, breeding untraeed, but
thought to be Morgan; record 2:50. The
pair are fully 16 hands, bright ba\ ft, showy
in harness and fine movers. They were
nine day* coming through from Boston,
but arrived in exeelleot shape, barring the
natural leg weariness incident to such a.
trip, thanks to the watchful care of Mr. E.
C. Holmes, who had them in charge.
They weighed, when taken oat of the cars,
In a private note from Mr. Finkle, of
Moorhead, he reasserts his conviction that
in the development of his stack he will be
able to demonstrate the superiority of
Minnesota over California and Kentucky
in maturing the trotter, and asks that
when he does so"if he can have a bouquet."
We answer, certainly, and a chromo along
with it. Mr. Finkle is an enthusiastic
breeder, with his heart in the enterprise,
and is just one of the kind that will ma
terially assist in making a name for Min
nesota among the great breeding states of
the country. The Globe wishes him a fall
measnre of success with a God speed in
his good work.
The second payment for the purses of
the Gentleman's Driving association was
due May 5, and over sixty of tho eighty
nominations remained in, including all of
Com. Kit (.sou's except Lady Rolfe who was
scratched, it having been demonstrated that
her leg wonld not stand the severe work
of training, and she will be bred to one
of the Midway string, probably Pilgrim.
For the Island Park meeting, Albany, N.
V., the second payment was due May 1,
Mr. D. W. Woodiaansee making payment
on Yon Arnim in the 2:20 class, and
Pilgrim in the 8:00 class, the
only Midway entries made for the meeting
except Lady Rolfe who is withdrawn.
"Verilas" in the The Spirit, speaking of
the horsea of Cincinnati, saye: "Splan
appeared at intervals with all of Com.
Kittaon's string, and gave Pilgrim, by
Smuggler strong work, the last mile in
2:29. He showed Little Brown Jug in
2:23 which is quite e&eoaraging, consider
ing that he went to pieces last season. F.
J. Scott, the animal painter, has been at
the park the past week sketching Little
Brown Jug. He has just finished apicture
of Maud S. and has nearly completed a
painting of St. Jnlien for chromo repro
Sir Alexander is a bay stallion, 16 hands,
foaled 1876; sire De ©raff's Alexander,
491, by Goldsmiths Abdallah. be by Volun
teer, dam Bell© Clay, by Neely's Henry
Clay, 507; 2d dam Cora Neely by
Bellfoander, 63; 3d dam the Gurney Mare,
represented to be by Revolution. Bred by
Peter Hopkins; owned »y N. P. Clark, St.
Cloud Steams county, He is a fine up
headed firm moving horse, but has never
been handled or worked for speed.
Com. Kittaon's stallion Pilgrim by
Smuggler, has been entered in the 3 :00 race
at Rochester. N. ¥ at the grand circuit
meeting for a pnrse of $3,000. There
were 12 nominations in all, among them
and the most dangerous ones being
Phallas by Dictator, and Mambrino
Sotham by Mambrino Gift.
Mr. George W. Sherwood, not having
succeeded In finding a purchaser for his
stallion Walter Farris, has pnt him in
training, and feels aacoßr-'ged by the way
he is showing np to look forward to a re
cord close to 2:30 for him before the close
of the season.
In answer to a correspondent as to the
price Commodore Kikkson paid for Yon
Arnim, the Tnrf, Field and Farm answers
§10.000. To have been absolutely correct
th« Turf should have said $10,000 with his
yearling daughter, Sne Ton, thrown in.
A geod reliable trainer is wanted to
manage a fine half-mile track, with good
stables, etc., in 0110 of the live town* of
Efforts are being made to have St. Julien
and Trinket trot for a special purge at De
tr«it, Mich., en Juue 28.
Lucy and Mattie Honi.tr are both re
ported in good fix, and as likely to equal if
not beat their pacing records.
It is probable that four of Smuggler's
colt*, Pilgrim, Hawthorne, Ilka a»d Hu
guenot, will be in the 2:30 list this year.
Dr. Newton, ©f Toledo, 0., has sold Black
, Dau, the favorite saddle horse of the late
President Garfield, te Mr. F. Mackaman of
Wayaesburg, Stark county, O.
The chestnut race mar*, Girofie, 6-years
old by imp. Leamington, dam Ratan, the
property of "The Plunger," Theodore Wai
ton, was shipped to England the sth inst.
' J. I. Case, Racine, Wis., has sold to
James Lamansey, Kansas, Mo., the bay
raare Bronze, leeord Sl:25 10,l o, at 5 years old,
by Morgan Messenger. Price said to be
Mr. Frank Work has moved into hie
new stable on Forty-tsixth street, New
York, last week. It is acknowledged by
all who have visited it to be the handsom
est ia America.
Mr. L. C. Chase of Boston, offers to match
three Wedgewood colts out of Rachel,
Noontide and Myrtle, against three colts
of any other get, to trot at three, four or
five years old.
The fine trotting stallion Mars, by Great
Western, son of Mambrico Patches, owned
by John Reber, of Lancaster, 0., for wnich
he recently paid $2,500, ran away May 1,
and was disemboweled by jumping agtflu»t
a broken shaft.
Frank Van Ness, of Lexington, Ky., has
! recently added to his string the famous
'- blind pacer Sleepy Tom, 2:l2}^, who will
I take part in the prominent pacing events
of the year. He has ulso Hattie Wood
ward in training, and expects to startle
the trotting world this season.
Harry Wilk3s is considered by Lexing
ton horsemeH to be about the best piece of
goods in that country. He could certain
ly boat 2:20 last year, but as he has never
met a horse that could carry him a mile at
his beet clip, the question of whether or
not he will stay the route is an open one.
Writing of home matters "Veritas" in
The Spirit-, says: The sensational event of
the season took place yesterday morning
when Johnny Murphy drove Mr. Robert
Bonner's Pickard the first quarter in 33
seconds, the half in 1:05 4, and the miie
up in 2:16%', with two losing breakß in last
half. Everybody was in a high state of ex
citement, and Mr. Bosner gave Johnny a
handful of bank notes for his excellent
driving. It is doubtful if there is a horse
in ttae country that can equal this feat so
early in the season.
Mr. Charles A. Perkins, ef Boston, has
purchased the trottirjg stallion Wedgwood,
'2:19, by Belmont, dam Woodbine. The
price paid is kept quiet, but is said to have
been a large sum. Mr. Perkins has also
purchased the mare Rachel and colt by
Wedgwood. It is not stated but is pre
sumed that Wedgwood will oe continued
in the stud.
So far this season two trotters have re
duced their records to 2:30 or better and
now have a place within the charmed cir
cle. Toney Newell, by Clark Chief, trot
ted at Louisville in 2:25%, and the black
fitullion Mantbrino Sothuin, son of Mam
brino Gift, scoured a record of Z38% at
the same meeting. Thero is more te come
in the near future, the woods are full of
them. ( " 1
Mr. O. A. Hickok, who spent a couple of
days in Sow York city the past week,
stated that St. Julien te all appearances is
sound, bat that he has not given him any
very fast work. In all probability he will
not start the horse in public until the
meeting at Chicago. He has offered to
trot him against Clingstone, bnt Mr.
Gordon declines. The colts in hi 6 stable
belonging to Mr. Mackay are ia fine
health, and he has a great opinion of
Ruby. He says that Fannie Witherspoon
has been working better than any horse at
Chester Park, and he predicts that she
will trot a very fast mile before the clo?e
of the season. She has not yes made a
break with Bplan. Minnie R. is not yet
acting the best, but there is plenty of time
for her to improve.
Dunton's Spirit of the Turf says: Mr.
Wm. M. Johnson, a large farmer of Aber
deen, Dak., has recently purahased of H.
J. Hendryx, of Dewagiac, Mich., the very
highly bred colt, Hamble^onian Pilot, 0 h,
Iff hands, foaled 1879, by Dauntless, sen
of Hambletonian (Dauntless is full brother
to Peacemaker, sire of Midnight 2:181.4);
Ist dam Flora Clay (full sister to Critten
den, 3 year record 2:33), by Strader's Cas
sius M. Clay, Jr.; 2d dam Flora, by Pilot,
Jr.; 3d dam Mary, dam 0/ Dick Moore
2:22' o, by Monmouth Eelipse, <fcc., running
through thoroaghbred lines to imp. Mes
66Qger and C ll lien Arabian. Hambletonian
Pilot is one of the grandest colts that ever
left the state of Michigan, and if the good
people of Dakota do not appreciate him
we shall be greatly disappointed. Mr.
Johnson will eventually be up among the
breeders of the great Dakota.
Xrottina at Jxmlsville.
Louistilxb, May 13. — Small attendance
and good track at the trotting meeting.
First race, 2:20 class — Wilson 1, Ewing 2,
Lillian 3; time 2:23,2:21%, 2:25^. Sec
n*id race, 2:40 class — Sotham 1, Casintara
2, Paneoast 3; time 2:3o}^, 2:30, 2:30.
Running race, one mile and eighth — Bal
last 1, Centennial 2, Vivacity 3; time 5:11.
Philadhlpiiia, May 12. — Suffolk park:
2:50 class won by Boss A: best time,
2:31 14. Class 2:30 won by St. Cloud in
three straight heats; best time, 2:25}4-
Freeto all. Edwin Thorn 1; Bnrr's Me
dium, 2; Maid Queen, 8. Time, 2:2G, 2:27 X l,
Jiunm'Htj at Lr.rht'jton.
Lbxisgton, Ky., May 12. — To-day was
the fourth day's racing, and the second of
the regular meeting. The weather was
cloady aad threatening, and the track slow,
yet both attendance and racing were better
than any oi tha precedingjdays. The fields
' f horse t wire larger, the contest spirited
md the belting active. Tll9 first race was
take* in fiie style :by the jfavorite, Tom
Barlow, who carried the top weight, 118
pounds isi ithe good time of 2:00. Six
two-yeur-olds cane te the post for the filly
stakes, which was a good race, and resulted
in a victory for C. D. Gilman's Eva S., who
sold for $20 in pools of $160, or $8 for $10.
The favorite, Rosary, waHb&at&n off. Sal
ara, another cheap one, second
place. The mile hears was a tame affair.
Mistral won both heats easily from his
only competitor, Greyhound. '
First Race — Pursa #200; all agos; one mile aad
\Tilson & Co.'b Tom Barlow, eh. g. by Planet;
dam Mollie Hambletoti, (Downing) 1
P. B. Harper's Arthilla; gr. f.; by L<oii£follow;
data Fanny Mills, (Taylor) 2
F. J. Mc(jibbon*B Markiaad; b. c. by Spring
bok; dam Lorena (Hey wood ) 3
Secoi;! Race — Filly 6takei«, for two year olds,
C. D. Oilman's Eva S; b. f. by imp. Billet:
dam Mamie S 1
John 8. Clark's eh. t . ; imp. Sulara; by Salva
tor; dam Lady Stockwell 2
George H. Clay's eh. f. Golden Rod by War
Dance; dam Billot 3
Third Kace — Pane $3'j#; lor all ages; mile
S. P. Tarleton, Jr.'s b. c. Mistral, by Virgil;
d;im (jlenelln 1
O. W. Hancock's b. g. €rrey hound, by Allen
Piakerton ; dam Mamie X 2
Time, t :stt !*'; 1 :55.
A Fine Mansion.
The work of erecting business houses,
residences and tenements for rent is im
mense in every portion of St. Paul, the
present season. St. Aathony hill shares
largely in the general improvements.
Large numbers of first class residences are
being erected on nearly every street and
avenue of that portion of the city. Notice
able among them is the residence of G. W.
Cross on Western avenue,
Ashland. This fine strur 1 > !
erected under the supervi
petent and popular bu.
Grant. In style and finis .
passed, if equaled by any vi....
on St. Anthony hill. In outside and i
finish no pains and expense have be< .
spared. It has large plate glass winde\.:.
elegant marble fire-plaecs, the rooms are
tastefully painted and grained and adorned
with bronze work, and all the modern con
veniences secured for heating, gas light,
sewerage, etc. A commodious and some
what elaborate stable has been
erected on the premises. The house
is nearly in readiness for occupancy. The
cost of the buildings, the improvement of
the grounds and surroundings, will some
what e*eed $20,000. The building lot it
self it is understood cost $5,200. A public
spirited gentleman of means like Mr.
Cross, adding such improvements not only
for his own convenience but for the adorn
ment and embellishment of the city, is a
citizen of value. St. Paul has the good
fortune to have many such, and their
worth will always be appreciated.
C hepeta, the widow of C hief Onray, who! c
lamentations while on the Colorado reser
vation over her loss excited the pity of the
West, and who, with her tribe, was sent by
the Government out to Utah, has broken
her vows and married again. Her second
choice is a Ute named Toorcuohagut, who
has always been peace-loving and friendly
to the whites. He has been frugal and of
sheep and ponies he has more than any
other half dozen of his fellows. Ghepeta
is probably 45, but looks much younger,
and can vault a pony with as much skill
and grace as in the days of her youth.
She has cast off the dress of civilization for
the ordinary garb of her tribe. Instead of
the fine' silk dresa which she wore on her vis
it to Washington, she is now content with
buckskin leggings, a waistcoat of rough
material, and a blanket on which "U. S."
' is wover, in 1 ( er?.
Thn Annual Report of Commissioner
MrGill— lnteresting Fa*te aud Figures.
The advan«e *»§*« ef the text ef Insur
ance Commissioner McGill's report have
been printed, frem which we have been
enabled to glean the following facts about
the insurance braness ia Minnesota ia
The roport relates to fire, marine and
casualty insurance, and is part first of the
twelfth annual report of the insurance de
partment of this state. Seventeen com
panies were admitted to the estate during
the year, and six retired.
Of the latter, all have reinsured and quit
There were en the Is* of March, 1883,
128 fire and marine companies authorized
to do business in th« state; $9 American,
and twenty-nine foreign, besides nve
In regard to the insurance business in
Minnesota during 1882, th« «omtnissonor
"'ln point of material development the
year 1882 has not had its parrallel in Min
nesota since the state was organized. The
insurable property in the state was enorm
•ssly increased daring the year. In that
cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis alene
not less than 5,000 lesideaoe* wero con
structed during the year, costing all the
way from $100 to $100,000 each, and hund
reds of business house* of all grades —
store*, mills, factories, etc., etc., — were bmilt
and equipped during the came peri«d, thus
immensely augmenting the commercial
and manufacturing interests of the dual
citieo. While ihe ratio of development
in the construction of buildings va.< not
so great outside ef the cities named,
there was, nevertheless, Bnusnal activity in
this direction all over the state. The
growth of the eiry of Stillwater was al
most phenomenal, and the sane might be
said of Duluth, whil« many other towns
evinced great prosperity. Indeed, there is
hardly a hamlet or community in the
state that did not contribute something to
the insurable property of the state during
the year. In the aggregate the increase
was probably net less than fifty millions of
dollars. In the amount of property in
sured the increase, as shown by the returns
of the insurance companies, was $26,469,
--023. This is the increase in one year, or
of the business ©f 1882 over that of 1881.
The total amount of insurance written in
the state during the paeS year was $143,
The menrable pieperty o£ tke state is
estimated by the commissioner at not lees
The account of the year's bnsiness in
the state stands aa f«h*ws:
Received by the coaa
. panics in premimme $1,953,473 59
Losses incurred $1,177,477 21
Expense (30 j*er cant.
of premiums) 583,M2 OS
, Or, putting it in another farm:
Per Cent. Per Cent.
Received in premiums 100.
Losst'B incurred CO
As between "Homo," "Other State" and
"Foreign" eonsaiMi, the »nsiaoss of 1882
in the state was apporti«aed v fellows:
Home Companies $20,C53,492
Oth»r State Companies 1§0,263,85S
Foreign Conpoaioa 27, 60 J. 17 9
Home Corapaniej $ 186,788 29
Other State Compamics 1,358,681 93
Foreign Companies 468,003 31
Total $1,953,473 55
H»me Companies $ 79,136 £2
Other Ktate Cerapaiueg 808,645 81
Foreign Companies 255>,824 78
Total $1,177,477 21
EATIO OK LOSSnS TO P»EMIU*I3 K3CEIVED.
Home Coupanio3 .42
Other State Comsmuioi . i 9
Foriega C»Bnp»ufe#s .71
Tht : business of the Township Mutual
*«mp..aies — ikere » are twenty-three which
reported to the department; is not in
cluded in the foregeing a«comnt.
Daring tho jes.? they issstd T'J7 poii>
ciesi, insuring $1,028,122.
Their total essh receipts wore $7,445.2:?,
and expenditures, $^421' . 2 J.
csoirTH e» wa •rwsess.
On this Bnbjvct tb« «e > mmis? loner says:
MinneFota is a prospaxoms and growing
state. Her insurance business, already
large, is rapidly increasing with each suc
ceeding year. Baring the Inst three years
the increase in rinks written has been
seventy millions of dollars and nearly a
million dollars ia premiums. Last year
the premiums reached in round numbers,
two millions of dollars, and this year they •
will undoubtedly exceed that (irnoint.
There is really a good field for another first
class company in »h» itette, and it is a mat
ter of Fmrprise lh*» oa* has n«6 beea or
ganized before this. Tha bmsiavas is ample
and there is no reason why anew company,
if carefully handled, should act succeed
from the first. The splendid success of
the St. Paul Fire and Marine ought to
: ake it an easy ncftsr te attract as much
•- capital to the Easiness in this st.t.o.
The Tilue of tho property destroyed by
j Rre ia the United Btntes during 1353, ex
< ~«eds eighty-fenr raillieas of dollars. If
6uch losses were but for one year, says the
insurance commissioner, it wonld make
but little different* te a eeuatry like the
United State, bwt OMuriaff as it does with
each succeeding year, and increasing in
amount in rati« of the increase af the pop
ulation, the waste is so enormous that but
for the wonderfnl resources of the country
it would impoverish her. The national
debt, in comparison, is but a •mall affair,
for it has its limits and is in rapid process
of being extinguished, while the great na
tional tsx tat fire losses goat on growing
large and arger, without even the prom
ise o: That much could be done to
reduce tl losses and thus lighten this
great burden is a question which does not
admit of argument. Most of the fires
occur from preventable causes, and when
the public mind becomes thoroughly
awakened om this subject, it cannot be
• doubted that snoh laws will be eaaoted and
6uch regulations adopted as will materially
mitigate a condition wfticn has grown to
' ba a pablic evil.
Fire insurance e*mp«mi«« ftr* not or
ganized for th* pmwwi sjf poventing
fire?, nevertheless. a« physicians are the
best conservator* of pnblia health, not
withstanding th* f«ei that bnt for disease
and sickness tbej woald be r«bbed of their
occupation, s* ioearftiM* ©oinpunies must
be credited with aeaxljr all that is accom
plished in the direction of preventing fires
lin the faoe of the thai that bmt for urea
I they would, of necessity, csasc to exist.
: But while entitled to this credit they, at
! the same time, deserve innch censure for
' indulging in an isMUt* oad indefensible
' practice of over-insuring property, which
1= the direct cause of many iires, and a
large percentage of tho insurance losses.
IN OUR MEN'S DEPARTMENT
We show a, variety of patterns in Suits not ex
°?ltedm New York City. Strong and durable
fl J?Z° l w lts f ?, r the man, $5, $6, $7.50
&sl°Ki^ c c^ U o e -?gf cial attention to our Lots
5272, 5119 and 3765, at $10 These suits arp
below value In Fine Suites we show over 150
different styles, ranging in price from $12 to
$30 a suit. There is not a clothing store west of
New York that can give you such In assortment
to select from as can be tound at the
BOSTON 'ONE-PRICE' CLOTHING HOUSE,
COBNER THIRD AND ROBEJtT STREETS, ST. PAUL.
Send for Our Price List.
Thereig much pith and yointin tho atory of
the adjuster who attributed the cause of a
certain fire to friction — the rubbing of a
thousand dollar policy on a six hundred
dollar building! it is just this sort of
friction which causes hundreds of fires
every year. For all such losses the com
panies alone arc to blame.
In this state the insurance companies
lost during the last year $1,177,477.21,
whioh is more than they were justified in
losing and probably twenty per cent, more
than they would have lost had the bnsiness
been closely supervised by men well ac
quainted with the field— thoroHghly versed
in respect to the standing of individuals,
oharacteristies of localities, etc., otc.
Agents engaged in this sort of work be
florae possessed of a vast fund of informa
tion, which is invaluable in prndent under
The insurance legislation ©f last winter
is simnarized as follows:
Ist. An act ameading iho law authoris
ing the formation of township mutual
insurance companies, making it general
the state over, instead of confining it to
certain eoanties named in tha act, and lim
iting the extant of territory allowed to be
enibraeed in any one company to twenty
ti. An amendment to the law of 1881,
relating t» insurance companies other lhan
life, fire and marine, authorizing the ad
mission of foreign companies on a one
huadred thousand dollars deposit in
3d. Requiring lire in«ruranco companies
t« file their annual statements within
thirty instead of sixty days after Decem
ber 31st of each year, and life companies
within forty days thereafter instead of
sixty. There are, probably, not to exc«ed
half a dozen hahitnally slow companies in
the entire list of companies doing business
in tha state. The ohjeot of the amend
ment is to bring these companies to time,
so as not to unnecessarily delay the work
of the office.
4th. Amending the law relating to the 2 j
|ier cent tax on premi«:i> 9, so as to apply '
it to home mutual insurance companies, j
which hitherto have been exempt, the saoto 1
as to other insurance companies, except
ing only the little township mutuals. The
companies lileeted are the Millers' and
Manufaetr.rerfc' of Minneapolis and the
Minnesota Jfa'raiers' Mutual of the same
Insurers in companies which have the
financial strength to comply \rith t-he laws,
saya the insurance cammisßioner, ai:<| which
have been duly authorizod to do bmsinws '
in the state, way feel reasonably certain j
that all chums arising from looses under ]
their pol ; ?y contracts will be duly paid. |
This cannot be said of the unauthorized '
companies. Thtir claims ta pnblie conli- j
donee are, comparatively, very small. '
Their financial standing is not reliably [•
known here; they are not amenable to the
mandates of our courts, or the official su
pervision provided by the laws of the state.
Property owner* who patronize them tako
large chances of being; beaten and def rand
ed in case of loss. Undoubtedly low rates
ara obtained from them — lower than from
ths authorized com imnies — but it is "a
penny wise and pouv s foolish" policy that
womld sacrifice sound indemnity to a small
savmjr in premiums. These companies
have no legal standing here whatever —
they cannot solicit a risk in the state with
out violation of law — and whoever aots for
them or represents them to obtain insur
ance, subjects himself to arrest and severe
punishment. The citizen may send his in
surance out of the state if he choose 3, and
thus place it with companies which cannot
lawfally come into the atato after it. That
is his personal right, and there is no way
to prevent it.
Bat ho one has a right to act &s the agent
here of unauthorized companies, or to "in
any manner, directly or indirectly aid
them in transacting the business of insur
anse." All suck violations of the law
should be promptly reported to this ornoe.
The co-operation of the fraternity i* invit
ed to secure a strict enforcement of the
law in this respect. It is due to the com
plying companies, to the companies fulfill
ing the cosditioßP of the law and paying
fees and taxes for the privilege of doing
business in the state, that the i'tw
against "underground" insurance shoril
be strictly enforced.
The report is replete with facts and sta
tistics of value and interest which, for lack
of space, we cannot further notica at this
▲ Strange Fatality.
[Special Telegram io tho Glebe.]
Chicago, May 13. — The residents of the
town of Lake, a snbarb, ara greatly
aroused by the fact that eight married la
dies have died within a month of puerperal
fever and peritonitis. It seems that Dr.
Wm. Parsons attended Mrs. MoGown, who
died with tha disease, and his hair
and clothing became contaminat
ed with the poison, which is very subtle,
and since then eight >f his patients simi
larly afflicted hare also died, and the
deaths are attributed to the contagion. Dr.
Ranch, president of the state board of
health, has direoted Dr. Parsons to entire
ly abstain from treating cases of labor Jor
Oregon raises a pecalar kind of wheat
! called "goose" because t' . original ssed
, was taken from the cror of
I and there has been gre i
I where it cams frora. Bi
among some sr.mplo? oJ
! goose whea^ appeared
small province in S,i- :
': wonder is about the bi
short time the grafc
Three drunken men were locked up Stt
Dennis Connoly, who is charged with
breaking into Wienshenk's saloon, is snp
poted to have had » partner in the busi
ness, who is thought to have left tha town
on hearing of Connoly's arrest.
Thomas Keene was greeted by an ina
raeDse audience at the Grand Opera hense
on Satnrdty eveniug. As is generally the
ease the audience were divided as to Mr.
Keene's rendering of Macbeth.
A party of stragglers are at presebt
camped on the St. Paul road. They claim
they are traveling for the purpose of
trading horses. They are thought to be
gypsies, although they deny that s«ch is
A number of honest old grangers wese
in the city yesterday for the first time
since finishing spring's work. Tha old
chaps seemed to be in great good humor
over the f act, and the longer they remained
in town the better htinored they got.
A horse and buggy belonging to Wm
Hanson weie missed from the yard in the
rear of Chesley Brenner's saloon between
4 and • o'clock yesterday afternoon. It is
possible that the rig was taken for the pur-
P'^e of annoying Mr. Ha»3on. The per
son by whom the property was takea is
well known to the police. The playing
of such tricks might possibly leai tic
IJritish fcintiM Murket*.
LoaDe*, May 12.— The Mark La** Em
press in a review of tlte British graia
trade says: Snow storms have stopped
crops d»ring the week. Tlio wheat trad* is
I improved and prices in London are some-
I what batter. In the provinces they are Cd
,g la higher. Trade in foreign wheat fc
i chicly confined to the low grade. Some
! miller* expect relief, aa a report has been
: eire«latod that the mill* in America are
; ihirtlißg dews. There hna been little b»s
--j inesfl off the coast, and there was a fall in
prices. In future arrivals there was a lim
ited trade and prices were weaker. Flour
is easier of sale. Heavy foreign stocks
prevent a riso, and prices of foreign are
unchanged. Barley is in=jreved and in
d«Knniid u» enhanced rates. Foreign m
firm, but inactive. Oats are dearer, and in
forwgn a slow trade, with prices C>Q 9d bet
ter. American maize is auchanged.
Am Old Skeleton.
The other day Mr. John Mnllig an was
I Signing on his premises opposite the opera
i honee, oa Franklin street in Lexington,
I Mo., when he dug up a skeleton. An ex
• aminatien showed that it ntp.s tha remains
j©t a federal soldier, as there was a bolt
! and a buokle marked IL S., and several
j. other marks to show that one of the gov
ernment's brave defenders had beea laid
Ito rest. A3 the homse that stoad there at
the begining of the war was n notorious
gambling den, and men wera known to
have mysteriously disappeared, it is likely
that the skeleton was that of bouio unfortu
nate soldier who was secretly mardered
and buried by the gambler*, who had in
all probability first robbed him of hie
Money and other valuable?.
Macmillan's (London) Magazine for
April cantains the following really very
finely written sonnet from the pen of
Christina G. Rossetti. The poetic morceau
is well adapted to spring's long lingering
ia winter's lap, hereaway, biit all is jocund
now, as in the closing lines of the song:
A llobin eaid: The Spring will never come,
And I shall never care to LmiUl again.
A Rosebush said: These fiosts are wowri>:>: ,c,
My sap will never 6tir for ban or rain.
The round Moon said: Those nigiits arc fogged
I neithor care to wax nor cure to wane.
The Oceaa said: I thirst from long aj^o,
Because eanh's rivers cannot fill the main.
Wliaa Springtime came, red Bohia built a ne»t,
And trilled a lover's song in sheer delight.
Gray hoar-frost vanished, and tho rose with
Clothed ker in leaves and boda of crimsoa
Thß dim Moon brightened. Ocean sunned his
Dimpled his blue, yet thirsted evermore.
Declares for Democratic Unity.
New Yo3k, May 12. — The change in tha
ownership and management of the WorM,
has created considerable in f srest in the
community especially amon^ the Demo
cracy, as Mr. Pulitzer, in his salutatory ,
außOuaced that the paper would not re
cognize either the Tilder or Kelly faction,
sad only the animated party interviews
with prominent Democrats of all classes
■hows that this is approved.
Abram S. Hewitt, the well known con
greasman, said Mr. Pulitzer undertakes a
praiseworthy, but difficult task in insisting
on Democratic union and ignoring local
faotioni. I have been trying to stamp out
saotions in the Democratic party of this
country, and have not succeeded yet. When
I started the Democratic movement, I
thought it would wxite all factions into
one broud Democrati organization, but
instead of quuelling lammany Hall, or
Irving Hall, th 3 coraty Democracy had
added another faction to those already
existing. I know of no man more likely
to give us a good Democratic paper than
I Mr. Pnlitzer and based on tha doctrines
; Tiunciated by him thi< morning the
'd cannot fail to be a success.
Concerning Imported Cigars.
; upon n.ll skloa declare tha
. ■ be <M.i;;' if not superior to
from scent or ftivor produced
ngs. Bcaupre, Iveoh&Co., Agents.