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Ml Circuit.
S!ILL?4TER ; ■ ; ' :.: :
Purses, $11,000!
<3tnie 20, 21 & 22, '83.
Wednesday, June 20.
$115 to first: §75. second; $85 third.
$125 to first: $85, second; $40, third,
Thursday, June 21.
$125 to first; £85 second; HO, third.
*125 to first; second, *85; third, *40.
5. RUNNING MILE DASH— Three to enter,
three to start. Entrance fee $25 each; $25
.ic&led by society. Purse divided 75 per ct.
li> first, 25 per cent, to second.
Friday, June 22.
£. TWO- FIFTY CLASS... 225 00
Hls to first: *75 second: *35, third.
% 50 to first: j9O, second; sCO, third.
3. ¥UXE FOR ALL PACING. ' Entrance fee $25
each; $50 added by society. Purse divided.
50, 30 aLd 20 per cent.
CwmrnoKS. — Four to eater and three to start.
Entries close Monday; Juue 18, at 12 M.
Still water.
June 28. 29, 30, and July 2.
Thursday, June 28.
IRONIES under 14}.< hands, half mile
lasts 200 00
Friday, June 29.
4. TWO-FORTY CLASS $100 00
5. RUNNING, 1 : 4 mile dash 3CO 00
6. TWO-TWENTY-SIX CLASS .:..... 5,0 00
Saturday, June 80.
9. SUNNING, X mile heats 40U 00
11. RUNNING HURDLES, \)i miles,
live hurdles, 3 ft. 6 in. high 30o\ ; 0
Monday, July 2.
VL PRESIDENT'S CUP, value *200.
Manitoba horses. Conditions an-
TK/nnced hereafter.
horses owned in Manitoba prior to
May 1. 1883 I >.ii)d i 0
TROTTERS, owned prior to May 1,
KM : :... 500 li.i
25. MANITOBA PACERS, owned prior
to May 1, 1883 ! SOO 00
Parses divided £0, 30, 20 per cent. Five to
aater and th~ee to start in trotting and pacing
zmxs, and in running races, four to enter and
three to start . '
Arrangements have been made with the Cana
dian coatOina to admit foreign horses free of
.slaty upon bond boing given, bond to be tiled
-with collector of customs, Winnipeg.
Entries close Saturday, June 16, at 12 o'clock
If. Address
ROBERT YOUNG, Secretary, .
July 3, 4 and 5, 1883.
Tuesday, July 3.
" ' PDKSK.
2.. TWO-FIFTY CLASS *500 00
Wednesday, July 4.
5. liUNNING MILE HEATS, entrance
free, divided $175, $75; no money
for -walk over 250 03
Thursday, July 5,
3. TWO-FORTY CLASS $500 00
3. RUNNING, 1% mile dash, entrance
free; divided. *175; *75; no money ■
for walk over " ' 250 00
Conditions— Four to enter and three to start,
jwsaey divided — 50, 25, 15, 10 per cent, in trot
ting xacee.
Jiatripß close Saturday, June 16. at 12 M.
Address S. B. LOVEJOY, Secretary.
All the parses for Pacing and TroUing are for
jailo heats, best three in five to harness, and
Trill be conducted under the rules and regula
tions of the National Trotting Association, of
«hich we are members.
Any horse distancing the field, or any part
lL«*r«sof, will be entitled oi ly to first money.
If, ©win? to bad weather or other unavoida
ble cause, this Association shall be unable to
■Sort oue or more of its races at or before 3
•'clack p. in . of the last day of its meeting,
Mwh nee or races shall be considered and de
tlfcud **oCF" an 1 the entrance fee therein re
!V> til* 1 .
lit**:* in. each d •;. "s races may be trotted, run
or prod alter;:,. .■!/,. at th 3 option . of 'the
jidy.ii> •.■•!■., ■. i •
H >rs» will bo called at 1:30 p. m, and start
at 2 \>. m. promptly.
The entrance fee will be 10 per cent, of the
s?Gi»i in all purses, with the oxcepti n of the j
#Leiteapolis running. i
This column will appear in the Globe every
Monday morning. Pertinent correspondence
will be thankfully received, and should bo ad
iresaed Turf Editor of the Globe:]
The Northwestern Circuit— The Sensu
tioual Trotting Event oi the Season-
Maud S. and Aldiue Wipe out the Pole
Record of Dick Swiveller and Edward—
The Great Leonatus and Iroquois—Mus
ings of a Veteran lloraeman— A Fine Pole
Team— Movements of the Midway Troi
ters—The Stallion J-Varnau-jlit -- 1 oals at
Lake Elysian Stock Farm— Midway and
His Dam Astorin— Miscellaneous.
To Advertisers.
Stock advertisements will hereafter be
inserted in the Monday issue of the Globe
immediately following the reading matter
of the Horse department. In no other
way can stock be so cheaply or prominent
ly advertised as by taking advantage of
this opportunity. Figures will be furnished
on application, and advertisements can
also occupy a corresponding position in
the weekly issue, if desired.
Tin \i>itltir>.strr)i Circuit.
Entries for the and Winni
peg meetings, of the Northwestern circuit,
closed at 12 o'clock midaight of Saturday
la?t, and will close at 12 m. to-Jay
for the Stilhvater meeting. Mr. Lo^ejoy,
secretary of the Minneapolis association,
informed us yesterday that all but two or
three of the classes for that meeting
had filled well by the entries al
ready received, and he felt little
doubt the mails to-day would
round np all shortages. The opening
meeting of the circuit is at Stillwater, com
mencing Wednesday and continuing three
days. On Wednesday the attractions will
be trotting in the 8:00 and 2:.'50 dsssep.
Thursday, trotting in the 2:4"> and 2:37
classes, and running, mile dash. Friday
trotting in the 2:50 and 2:20 classes, and
free for all pacing. The track at Still
water is one of the best in the state and
easily reached from the city, while the
management and citizens are noted for
their success in making visitors feel at
home. St. Paul should be well represent
ed at this meeting, which can be done very
conveniently, the running of trains being
such that they can take dinner at home
and reach the grounds in time for the
opening race and return in the evening in
time for a late supper.
Jfrttul s. and Aldine,
Friday last at the Gentlemen's Driving
Park, New York city, there ooenrred one
of the most sensational trotting perform
ances of the present year, already marked
by a series of truly wonderful performan
ces, as for instance the 2:IS ] 4 of the G-year
old stallion, Phallas, in a fifth heat in his
first race. The performers were Maud S,
2:10 1 4 and Aldine by Almont, dam by Tor
onto, (record 2:2<J ! 4, but fre
quent trials in better than 2:20,) to the
pole, with their owner^William H. Vauder
bilt manipulating the ribbons. The mares
had only Deen driven together a few times,
and never before speeded together by Mr.
Vanderbilt, and yet, after a little warming
up he drove them the full mile, without a
break, in the unprecedented time of 2:15W,
thus beating the great performance of Mr.
Frank Work's Dick Swiveller and
Edward on the same track last
fall, by one second and a quarter. Thd
wagon and pole to which the mares W9re
hitched weighed I'll pounds; and Mr. Van
derbilt's weight is 200 pounds, making
the total weight 411 pounds, or about 80
pounds more than Swiveller and Edward
pulled when they placed the pole record
at 2:1t% driven by John Murphy, one of
the best professional drivers in the
country. The performance of Maud S.
?nd Aldine, while well established by com-
t .~ -.:..- o tntlemen, is not a technical rec
ord, bat it proves their ability to place the
mark even lower than 2:15*2, as they will
most likely be given an opportunity to do
in i!ie very near future. Appended we
a description of the performance
. •mm a r-pecial telegram to the Chicago
' Tribune of Saturday:
VViiiam H. Vanderbilt's famous mares, Maud
S. ami Aldin , came down "like wolves on the
1 to-day ai Fleetwood Park, and scattered
ail previous records to the winds, making n
'mile in 2:ls>£. .Mr. Vanderbilt drove the mares
himself. Hair, ti • trainer, has driven them to
gether two or I •• times ai Hartford, but
yesterday was the irst time thai Mr. Vanderbilt
ever held the reins over the pair. 11- left his
Hableal Madison avenue and Fifty-first Btreet
si. only after B o'clock iliis afternoon, ur.-A drove
through Central Park, and bo
on out to Barry's road-house, where he made a
short stop, and then drove over the bridge and
np to Fleetwood Park. A number of horsemen
were out on the road with their teams, and, Bee
ing Vanderbilt make Epr Fleetwood, they scented
n afar ofl and followed. Nov..
Bair and Mr. Vanderbilt parted the trainer took
Maud's toe-weighte With him, and 31r. Vander
bilt yne obliged to purchase some new ones.
These fitted so badly thai when Fleetwood was
reached one of them came off, and Mr. Vander
bili sent a boy up through the yard to borrow
some. A pair were Loaned him aid they were
fastened on. a stone being used to drive them
in . The mares were hitched to a heavy top
road wagon weighing 211 pounds. Mr. Yander
bilt himself weighs 200 pounds. So the pair
were drawing 411 pounds.
Mr. Vanderbilt drove once around the track
and then prepared to put the mares to their
speed. About 150 people had collected on the
sto. p of the club house by this time, and many
watches were pulled out as Mr. Vanderbilt
drove by. T. E. Eastman, Frank Work, Allie
Bonner, Alexander Taylor, William Turn bull,
and many other levers of horseflesh were specta
tors, all eager to see wliat the celebrated mares
would ilo, but none suspecting that such an as
tonishing record was to bo made. A word from
Mr. Vanderbilt and the mares were off like the
wind. The track was in good condition, and
the feet of the flying pair beat it as rapidly as the
drumsticks of the drummer beat toe tattoo.
"Look at 'em go!" "Isn't that splendid?"
Biul like exclamations came from the crowd.
Maud S. traveled in splendid form, and did
not soem to be exerting her=elf to do her utmost.
Aldine did excellently, but it was evident at the
three-quarters that she received very great assis
tance from Maud. The quarter was made in
%2}4 seconds, the half in I:os}s , three-quarters
in 1:41, and the mile in 2-lo}4. The time was
taken by T. E. Eastman, William Turnbull,
Alexander Taylor, Allie Bonner, and about
thirty other gentlemen . The mile was made
without a break on the part of either of the
mares. Mr. Yauderbilt came down tiie home
stretch driving with one hand and waving his
wi.jp over ihe heads of the mares with the other,
amid the cheers of the crowd. After the trial
Mr. Turnbull got into the wagon with Mr.
Vanderbilt and rode as far as the Fifth avenue en
trance t > Central Park. When driven to Mr
■Vauderbilt's stable the mares had hardly turned
a hair, and seemed in excellent condition after
their extraordinary performance.
Mr. Vanderbilt was greatly gratified at what
h's superb pair had done. "I think," said he,
that I can cut down this record considerably.
This is only the second time that they have been
driven together, and besides t^e wagon is a very
heavy one. Then the trouble with Maud's toe
weights was, of course, a detriment."
"Will you keep ti-e mares here and drive them
yourself?" was asked.
"Certainly. That is what 1 brought them
here for." replied Mr. Vanderbilt.
Fitink Work, at Delaonico's this evening,
talking with a party of gentlemen in regard to
the performance of. }fr. Vanderbilt's pair said:
••A wonderful performance. 1 acknowledge that
I am (airly beateii.*
"Was the time made a record?"
"No, it was not a record, strictly speaking.
but .1 have r.o desire to fall back on" that. 1 am
fully satisfied that the mares were correctly
timed. It was a mobt remarkable feat, and Mr.
Viindfrfjilt lias reason tt> be ptoud of his team."
Of interest in this connection is
an interview with W. W. Bair, who
developed Maud S. and gave her
her record of 2:10*4, with a rep
resentative of The Spirit, just after he had
delivered her, Aldine and Early Rose over
to Mr. Vanderbilt, and separated, as he
expressed himself, from all personal con
nection with the mare forever:
What is the trouble between you and Mr.
Vanderbilt - '
"No trouble that I Vnow of. I received Maud
S. last November, and wintered her *ith a view
to showing some" very fast time 1 this season, as I
was led to believe that was Mr. Yanderbilt's
wish. I also took the team about a month ago,
with the expectation of showing him fast ,time
on his return home, or rather the latter part of
this month, before he made a second trip to
Europe; but now I learn he docs not mean to
cross the Atlantic again this seat-on, so wishes to
have his horses here and at Saratoga."
• "I presume this is I quite a disappointment to
you?" r . „. „■••■* f ■ ■ ■ •
"Yes, but I have no fault to find, as Mr. Van
derbilt has settled with me honorably and fairly
for my services and giving up my spring pros
pects as a public trainer. My chiof regret i.-.
that I had not an opportunity of bringing Maud
S. to the wire to trot against her 'own harness
record and the 2:162-.< wagon record of Hopeful."
"Why:" . ■ ; . • , .
"Because she has more than ever convinced
me this spring that there i." not her equal stands
on iron, in any kind of race or exhibition that
horses trot. I never had her go as steady and
strong in my life, at this time of the year. Age
and experience has taught her a great deal. She
is now obedient to the word anywhere. I can
call her back to the pole, and w.iip the other
horse. She made a break whin a little too anx
ious in her firet fast work, bat before 1 left
home 1 made a bet she wouldn't break again the
remainder of the season."
""Was she a 1 out in her last trial of 2:14
"Byxo mans. Why, she trotted tie- i.-^t
81 . (onds. It is no trick for her
1 > troi the last quarti r in B'J se-onds."
"How did you find Eariv Hose and Aldine,
this spriog?"
"In fine road condition, showing (hat they had
been well wintered; but, of course, not in shape
to beat 2:l€ ; .j, any more than Maud H. was to
n-iit in 2:lo'^. Mr. Vandorbilt has three of the
■jest hors:':- in N"\v York, but 1 an s-itistieci no
horse lives can pole with Maud. WhenAldineie
in as good shape as ] had her at Hartford last
f:dl, 1 think she aad Maud would trot together in
2:15. yiie is not so ambitious as Early Jloeo. The
Latter is as fast, or faster, than Alduie, but not
so steady when carried on her tip toes."
"When do you think Maud would be ready to
troi a mile at her best rate?"
"Oil, in about thirty days; but, meantime, I
intended to give her some sharpening up trots,
and gradually bring her into shape to send her
without fear of injury. Itis only good exercise
for her to beat 2:16}.^ to wagon. I had arranged to
make the attempt next Friday."
"Did Mr. Vandorbilt direct any one to super
vise the trials during hie absence."
"Not that I am aware of, but in every business
you will rind busybodies who have more
to say about a gentleman's affairs than he has
himself . For instance, when 1 drove Maud in
2:16, Mr. Win. Turnbull and Dan Mace, of New
York, happened to be present. I went out to
give Maud such a mile as I thought would bene
fit her at that time. Judge of my surprise when
Mr. Porter, of Hartford, told me that Mr. Turn
bull said he would not have como to see that
kind of a mile. 1 replied I was not working
Maud for Mr. Turnbull's amusement, and yet lie
saw the fastest mile ever trotted in the moiith of
"How Cart do you think she can trot with run
ning mate?"
"A milf in 2:00 would be a fair average for
her. And now. in taking my lfave of the greatest
trotter on earth, I have just this to say for her,
and I haven't any money to risk foolishly: I
will bet ?1,000 to ?SIK) that either Mace, Murphy
or Weeks can ride her in 2:05 in thirty days":
and, if 1 controlled her, I would put up £1,000
even on each of the following statements: That
she can beat the fastest record to wagon: that
she can go to the pole, and I'll furnish the trot
tangmate, better than 2:16,f- 2 '; aad that she can
beat 2:10 4 in harness."
Saturday's Record,
Milwaukee, June 1G. — At the Cold
Spring Driving park to-day Doubtful Girl,
owned by J. F. Hawser, of Monroe, Wis.,
took the purse in the 2:.'50 c% r ent in three
straight heats. Time — 2:41.
In the 2:2:) trotting and pacing race, J.
T. Dunbar's Rosalind won in 2:32.
The fierce storm drove the people from
the track before the end of the last event.
Covington, June 1G. — First race five fur
longs, — won by Mohun colt, Cordelia 2d,
Hanibal 3d. Time l:Of>J£-
Second race, oue and one fourth miles —
Ballard won, Liatunah 2d, Apollo 3d.
Time 2:lU£.
Third race, ozu and eighth miles — won
by Uatrie Rapture, Metropolis 2d, Imogece
3d. TiLiie 2:( 7 ..
Fourth race, tnree-fonrtha mile heats —
Li/./ie S yon tht> first and third heats
Gicauor winning the second and running
second in the linal heat. Time. 1 :ltJ ■ .'.
l:17; ; i. 1:19 .
Hr.rdle race, one and a half miles —
won by Katy Creel.
Sheepshead Bay, June 16. — The first
race, one mile— Pizarri won easily by a
length: Empress, second; Caramel, third.
Time. 1:44.
' Second race, turf stakes, two-year-o!ds,
five furlongs — Thackeray won; Tolu, sec
ond: King Earnest, the Cyclone colt, third.
Time.l :<>;;.
Third race, selling sweepstakes, three
year-olds, mile and furlong — Topsy won;
Breeze, second; Volunsia, third. Time,
iourth race, Coney Island cup, two
miles and quarter — Eale won in a canter
by ten lengths; General Monroe, second;
Monitor, third. Time, 4:04.
Fifth race, handicap sweepstake, mile
and three furlongs — Rica won; Compensa
tion, second: Duke of Montalban, third.
Time, 2:25%.
Sixth race, steeple chase, full course —
Jim McGowan won. Time, 0:39.
Leonatus find His Competitor?/.
From fhe full report of the race for the
Hindoo stakes at Cavington week before
last, it appears that Leonatns did not
stretch his neck to any great extent. The
report reads: "Lord Raglan and Drake
Carter fought hard for second place, and
Quantrell and Spellman, their respective
riders, did not spare the leather. Murphy
never once in the mile and a half raised
his whip on Leonatus, and he passed
down and under the wire a winner an open
length in front of Drake Carter, who led
Lord Raglan by a neck, amid a burst of
applause from the vast audience in the
grand stand."
Jvigilant" in the Spirit of the Times\sajs:
"The report that Leonatus will be taken
east to meet his engagement at Sheeps
head bay is without foundation. Mr. Mor
gan says the colt will go from Covington
to Chicago to meet his engagements there,
and it is possible that he wiil be taken to
Monmonth park to run for the Omnibus
stakes in August. It is their purpose to
retire him to their stud at Harrodsburg."
If the Kentucky Derby winner is taken to
Long Branch, he will be liable to meet dis
tinguished, as well as fast company,
as the same authority says that
Iroquois, the winner of the English Dar
by, will be home in July, and in August
will expect to meet all the fast ones to
gether, including George Kenney, Eole and
Leonatu?, in a special event at Monmouth
Park. Should tkese four great thorough
breds meet on one field, there would be a
horse race s^ch as has not been seen on the
turf for many a year, and the spirit chat
would animate each, would be akin to that
of Roderick Dku, when he planted himself •
fl'rainst the historical rock, and cried:
''Come on, come one," etc.
Muring* of an Old Time Horseman.
It makes an old time horseman think
that the advent of the ocean cable, tele
phone and the electric light are not the
greatest of wonders when he contemplates
the advancement made in breeding trot
ters for speed during the past twenty-five
years, when old Lady Suffolk's perform
ance of 2:26 to saddle was thought to be
the highest rate of speed possible for a
horse to maintain for a mile at the trot,
and that a rate of speed equal to 2:35
even could only be acquired by long and
patient training, while at this writing
papers are scattered about the table upon
which this is being written containing the
summaries of trotting raises wherein
young and green horses have in their first
race trotted heats in a manner heretofore
known only to the old and experienced
campaigner, and at a rate of speed that
would have distanced Lady Suffolk, Mac,
Tacony, Jack Rossitor, Brown Dick, and
all the rest of the kings of the trotting
turf of twenty-five years ago. When
young and untried horses can in a race of
heats show from 2:25 down to 2:18 in their
maiden performances, it is about
time that the old theory that
trotters were made and not bore,
was exploded. Within the past year the
writer has seen weanling trotters running
in the pr.?iu>-6 that would adhere to the
trot when at play, and show more speed
than many af c r vaCl liva year ago in whom
he imagined he had a trotter, when a bay
thirty-live or forty years old. The wonders
of the last half of the present century c;iu
be placid about thus: The American
trotter, the Atlantic cable, the telephone.
the electric light, and ad infinitum.
Minnesota Mention,
Mr. W. R. Merriam, vice president of the
Merchants National Bank, has long hud an
ambition to own the fastest and finest pole
team in the slate, and it is no two to one
that his ambition is not gratified. Three
weeks ago we noticed the fact that he had
purchased a fine p:iir of matched bays for
road purposes, from Boston parties. It
subsequently transpired that this pair was
secured for family driving. However, a
few days after the Boston team
arrived in St. Paul, Mr. Merriam was not
iced behind a bay and a black hitched to a
light road wagon, who in every movement
showed not only that they W6re trotting
brad, but could really trot fast. Inquiry
proved that they were a purchase fJom
the now famous stable of J. I. Case, of
Racine, Wis., to which belongs the great
half brothers Jay Eye See and Phallas.
The pair was composed of the bay mare
Kitty Clyde, by Sam Kirkwood, dam not
fully traced, but said to be St. Lawrence
stock, record 2:30, and the black gelding
Edwin 8., breeding untraced, record 2:27,
made at Milwaukee Sept. 23, 187!). While
this pair could pole close to 2:30 with Mr.
Merriam handling the ribbons, he was not
fully satisfied, especially with Edwin 8.,
and &o a few days since he became the
owner of the bay gelding Prince Arthur,
known, to designate him from the other
Prince Arthur. This Prince Arthur is 8
years old, a beautiful bay, and in size and
general conformation and way of moving
a splendid mate for Kitty Clyde. He was
sired by Western Fearnaught, 941, son of
Fearnaught, 132, dam not traced.
He showed up so well last spring that he
was entered in. the special 3:00 class offered
by the Buffalo, N. Y. association, and also
at the Chicago July meeting, but went
wrong and his 'eastern engagements were
cancelled. Later in the season, however, he
rounded too and at Minneapolis in the fall
he trotted three heats better than 2-J3Q, and
secured a record of 2:27}^. He has winter
ed splendidly aad 13 reported faster than
ever. The first time hitched with Kitty
Clyde, they did a quarter easily in
:37, a 2:28 gait, withoct being
fully extended. Of course it is too early
yet to speculate on what the team will do,
but as a kindly warning we would say to
Mr. Be&upre, '"watch out,'' or himself and
little pacers may be forced to take dust .
We sometime since mentioned the fact
that the dark brown Fearnaught,
by Canada Black Hawk, owned in St.
Paul for the last six or eight
years, now the property of Charles
Brown, the well known horse dealer in
this city, had been placed in the hand? of
a well known lowa driver by whom he had
been entered through the lowa circuit, and
also at the Chicago July meeting. Fear
naught secured a record of 2:29 on th& St.
Paul Driving park. Sept. 3, 1878, and while
known to be speedy, has, either from un
wise handling or some other cause, been
an in and cut performer. His first ap
pearance under his new management,
was at Cedar Rapids, la., Thurs
day last, in the 2.27 class,
on a heavy half mile track. He start
ed in the race lame, having bruised a kg
in unloading from the car:-, but got third
place in the race, and in the first heat in
2:2S}^,was so nearly on even terms with
the winner that the judges hesitated some
time as to whether the heat was dead or
not, but finally gave it to Rolla. He will
be at Marshalltown this week, but will not
be started unless recovered from his lame
ness. Mr. Brown feels very confident he
will prove a race horse this season.
The bay mare Lady Roife by Tom
Rolfe, 2:22 1 4 . and the bay gelding Silrer
ton by Blue Bull, 2:20 1 4 ', sent east with
the other trotters and pacers of the Midway
stable last spring, with a view of cam
paigning them, have been returned to
Midway,both having developed weaknesses
unfitting them for the fast and trying
work of the big circuit. Since her return
Lady Rolfe has been bred to Black
wood, Jr., and it is probable is per
manently retired from the turf. Silverton,
however, after being given a few days rest,
and his lameness having disappeared, is
being worked again, and is showing up so
well that he has been entered in the free
for-all at the Minneapolis July meeting,
and may probably be entered at other
meetings in the northwest later along. A
letter to Supt. Woodmansee, from John
Splan, at Cleveland, 0., where he is with
Yon Arnim, Pilgrim. Fannie Witherspoon.
Minnie E. Little Rrown Jug and Gem, says
are all in fine shape except
Minnie R. alone who. though
behaving well is coming to her speed very
slowly. Writing to the Spirit Splan fur
ther says: "Hickok ? s and my stable will
remain here until the Detroit meeting;
from there to Kalamazoo. There were a
number of horses here last week that
showed a great deal of speed. I think that
Clingstone showed the greatest, as he trot
ted a quarter in 32 seconds. I drove Pil
grim a half in 1:0724? and think he has as
much speed as any horse I ever saw for
one that has not had any more training."
Splan thinks for once that Hickok will
have a horse race on hand with
St. Julien, when he meets Clingstone
at Chicago. '"Hopeful," another corres
pondent of The Spirit from Cleveland,
says: "Mr. Woodmansee seems to be in
no hurry about trottiug his horses, but
merely wants to go a few easy race?, until
he reaches Chicago, where he proposes to
fcivc them their head and Splan thinks he
is level-headed and is working the borsee
accordingly. You may look lor Pilgrim ?
the great son of Smuggler, to be in the
front rank after they leave Chicago, as
they will hardly start him there against
Phallas." This does not coincide with
the well known ideas of Commodore Kitt
son as he says "what good is a trotting horse
unless you treat 'em." It would look to a
man np a tree that it would be the proper
way to prepare Pilgrim for the work he
has on hand to send him for Phallas or
any other horse at Chicago, in view of
toning him up for other events wherein
he is engaged. The woods are now full of
fast green ones and Mr. Woodmansee can
not count on having a soft thing for the
young horse in any of his races.
A note from the Lake Elysian Stock
Farm of C. A. De Graff, gives a list of
foals dropped on the place this spring to
the cover of Alexander, as follows: Bay
filly, out of Glen Flora by Trovatore, dam
Pauline by Star Davis; bay filly out of
Genoa, by Cuyler son of Hambietonian,
dam Hyacinth by Volunteer; bay colt out
of Oxford Maid, by Rysdyk's Hambieto
nian, dam Jesse Bull by Long Island
Black Hawk; bay filly out of Winsom, by
Goldsmith's Abdallah, (sire of
Alexander and other good cne^).
dam by American Clay; bay filly
out of Ada. The number is not large,
but the breeding of the youngsters is about
as near gilt-edge as it can be got, and if
something extra good does not come from
the lot we shall be seriously disappointed.
The note also says: "I am happy to in
form yon that all are large, tine propor
tioned colts. Stock all doing nicely."
Among the young things at Midway
Park, Midway, ths sprightly son of Yon
Arnim and Astoria, holds the position of
first favorite. He is a bright bay colt with
black points, the only white being on the
nigh hind coronet: foaled Oct. 3d, 1881,
sired by Yon Arnim, son of Sentinel, by
Rysdyk's Hambletonion; dam Astoria, full
sister to Dexter, and of Dictator, sire of
Director, Jay Eye See, and Phallas. Mid
way is an extraordinary colt in many
lespects, beii.g intelligent, sprightly,
active, and of unexceptionable conforma
tion. He has a disposition the most kind
and tractable, is rather under size but
from the ground up a big little one.
a noticable feature being his
ears, which are unusually
long and tapering, clean cut and erect as
those of a rabbit, very much resembling
the ears of the stallion Edward Everett.
Midway is an aristocratic appearing fel
low, seemingly concious of his rich breed
ing and high family connections, and is a
colt that would attract the attention of a
horseman when mingled among a thous
and. The renown of his uncle Dexter,
together with the honors now so universal
ly bestowed upon his other uncle Dictator,
will cause the foal of Astoria to be an
object of great interest throughout the
entire country, until his maturity. Astoria
the dam of Midway, is now in fine condi
tion, much better than when brought from
the east three years ago. She has an
entire new set of feet, and her limbs are
now as smooth and firm under her body as
possible. She was bred to Blackwood, Jr.,
the past week, and is in training
with the view of trotting her for a record,
in some of the events near home. She was
trained in the fall of 1881 in anticipation
of trotting her at the Minneapolis meet
ing, but as those races were declared off
she was not started, but in her training,
showed quarters repeatedly in 35 seconds,
and halves iv 1:11, and could then have
made a full mile easily in 2:23. She is a
grand appearing mare, one that age does
not effect in body or spirit.
M. T. Grattan, in the Breeders' Gazette,
has the folllowing Minnesota mentions:
"The readers of the Gazette will remember
the young Star of the West mare Maggie
X., who figured last fall up in Minnesota as
a contestant in a series of races with Little
Queen. The proprietors of the Cameron
house, La Crosse, Wis., have just paid $1,
--()()0 cash for her, and think her very cheap
at the money. Maggie can give Star
of the West another representative in the
2:30 list this season, if it should suit the
purpose of her new owners. But what will
the lad from Tipperary do without his
mare? Jim Wilson, alias Bro. Baldwin,
et al., who broke a leg, and was last winter
reported by a paper published a
little way from his stable to have been de
stroyed, is still living. His leg was set
and lias recovered so well that Mr. Knox,
his owner, says: ''Jimmy can down the
again." John Kathan, of Preston,
Minn., has a mob of horses this year that
have overflowed his stable and occupy all
of tho?e adjoining. His best ones are Le
Clair, Jr., winner of last year's state stal
lion race, and Farmer's maid, 2:2> 1 .-i. This
old mure will be a great surpri.-e even to
those who know her be~t. and will beat
with consummate ease the horses that cost
more thousands than she did hundreds.
Little Mink and Little Queen, by King
Herod, have producad a span of fillies this
spring, to the cover of Trample/"
The little chestnut mare i oxie V., by
King Herod, brought out and given a
record of 2:20 by Wm. Yeazie, of Marine
Mills, Washington county, after being
let up last season, is being campaigned
again in the hands of Dave Johnson, her
present owner. She made her first appear
ance'this season at Janesville, Wis., in the
freu for all, and wrested the first heat
from Monroe Chief in 2:23 4. but the per
formance seems to have done her up, the
Chief taking the next three heats in
2:24J<, 2:28, 2:37, Foxie being fourth in
two heats and third ia the last. The
slow time of the last heats is accounted
for by the fact that they were trotted in the
rain. At. Milwaukee last week she again
met the Chief, and with others had to sub
mit to being distanced, while he was forced
to take second place to the bay mare
Catch Fly, the speedy daughter of Admin
istrator, who, entering the race with a
record of 2:27 1 4, came out with 2:19^ to
her credit, the three heats being trotted in
2-J2OJ4, 2:19%, 2:27.
The mare Lucy Glenn, by a son of Al
mont, own-d by Mr. J. H. Burwell, of St.
Paul, is the dam of a fine foal, 6ired by
Bob McGregor, son of the fast trotting
stallion Robert McGregor. Mr. Burwell
hss lately purchased for road driving, the
mare Laurie Belle, by Bashaw Drury, son
of Green's Bashaw. All of the above stock
was purchased by Mr. Barwell at Rock
Island, Illinois, where they were bred, and
are a creditable acquisition to the fine stock
of St. Paul and the state at large.
The 5-year old bay mare Capitola,
owned at Hutchinson, sire Colonna. son of
Belinont, by Abdallah, suspended with her
driver, L. J. Phelps, for non-payment of
entrance at Fargo, ha 3 been restored and
will be started at the Minneapolis meet
ing July 3, 4 and 5.
Any person in want of a family horse
suitable for a carriage or coupe, can learn
of a very fine animal, large 6ize, good
color, young and sound, that is for sale,
by inquiring of the turf editor of the
The gray gelding Pedro, owned by F. C.
Pillsbury, Minneapolis, suspended by the
Fargo association Oct. 19, 1882, has been
Hi Adams who bought out Jim Raven
and Bro. Baldwin, is driving at Rochester
and has a stable full of horses.
"Vigilant" in the Spirit reports that a
western millionaire, prominently ident -
fied with the turf, has recently offered
$100,000 for Maud S., and also that Capt.
Stone, who managed the mare for some
years, has offered $200,000 for her.
Leonatus, (born of a loen) Chirm & Mor
gan's great colt, added two more victories
to his unbroken career of successes last
week, with the greatest of ease.
Mattie Hunter, the pacer, not showing
up well this spring, her owner, Mr. Emery,
has decided to breed her to his stallion,
Monaco, own brother to Wedgewood.
"Vigilant in the Spirit, gives currency
to a rumor that George Kenney, the east
ern crack who, it was. thought, would be
able to give Chirm & Morgan's Leonatus a
race, is complaining in one of his fore
legs, and has been let up in his work, and
adds: '"We did not like the way he acted
in the Belmont, and the report only
realizes the anticipations of many. While
he has not broken down, it is stated he is
under suspicion. 1 '
The race in the 3:00 class at Hartford,
Juno 12, found the winner in the b.g,Judge
Davis, who took the first, third and fourth
heats, in 2:23, 2:23, 2:25^, the bl'k g. H.
B. Winship taking the second heat in 2:23.
Judge Davis is by Woodward's Rattler, son
of Biggart's Rattler, dam by Vt. Hamble
tonian. He appeared in fonr races last
year in the 3:00, 2:40 and 2:35 classes, fin
ishing second in each, the heats being
trotted in from 2:30 to 2:3 i» 1 i
The attendant expenses in training a
trotter for a millionaire is Dot as great as
generally supposed, if the following items
and figures are a fair sample: "I met W.
W. Bair at the Grand Union Hotel to-day,
on his arrival from Hartford, and assisted
in making out a statement of his account
against Maud S., etc. I quote a few of the
items, which may serve as a check on a
class of trainers who wish to "eat up" horse
and owner with expenses. "Board and
training of Maud S., at Chester Park, from
May Ito May 9, at $1 per day."' -Wages
and board of attendant during same pe
riod f10.50." "Shoeing, §5." Subse
quently at Hartford, the principal items
were, "wages of Grant, chief groom, $50
per month;" assistant groom, £20 per
month." "Early Rose's groom, .*2« j per
mouth." "Board of men 32 days, at §1
per day each." "Feed bill for three horses,
A Propositi m to Organize ;i ZS'ine in St.
P»ol— The Chances m Favor of a (iood
An effort is being made to organize a
representative base ball club in St. Paul,
one that can suitably entertain oui country
cousins when they come to the city, and
one of sufficient strength to try the metal
of the best eastern clubs, should they ac
cept the invitations which will be sent
to them to pay us a visit. Base ball is
rdging in the east, almost every city of any
size boasting of a professional nine, and
the games which are played almost daily
are witnessed by large and enthuiastic
crowds of spectators. The epidemic has
reached Minnesota. Amateur nines exist
iv the principal towns and Minneapolis is
getting together a professional nine which
is expected to add new laurels to our enter
prising sister. The material is at hand
here to form a nine of more than average
playing strength and the boys are willing
to get together and practice hard and look
to gate receipts for their compensation.
Seven competent players, including two
catchers and an excellent curve pitcher,
are ready to commence work as soon as
they can find a suitable ground on which
to play, and arrangements are completed
to till the nine with two players from the
east, one of whom is a good change pitcher.
The club, which will be known as the St.
Paul Base Ball club, asks of the citizens of
St. Paul that they will provide for it a
suitable inclosed ground on which to prac
tise and play match games. Such a grouud
can be obtained in West St. Paul, of easy
access to the city, and the expense of fit
ting it up will be between $GOO and $700.
If the legion of lowers of the game in the
city will each put his hand in his pocket
and give to the club the price of an ordin
ary day's sport the money can be easily
raised, and within two weeks a club of
which we all will be proud will be in play
ing existence.
Subscriptions wiil be asked duriug the
coming week for this purpose, and the boys
expect a liberal response from all they call
upon. All the money raised will be ex
pended upon the grounds, the design be
ing to make them first-class in every way,
suitable for the players and comfortable
for the spectators. If the large manufac
turing and commercial establishments will
move among themselves, each raising a
fund for this purpose, the money can be
easily raised ami or.ich labor saved to the
Hi siiot Himself.
Joe Dayton, of 200 Fort street, while
experimenting with his self-cocking revol
ver on Friday afternoon, discharged it pre
maturely, one of the largest-nzed calibre
bnllets entering his leg near the knee and
producing an ugly wound. The physi
cians tirst called refused to probe for the
ball, but Dr. Wheaton being summoned in
did so bat was unable to find it. The
wound causes the injured man great
pain and it was thought at one
tiaie yesterday that the limb would have
to be amputated. Mr. Dayton is a car
penter by trade, and was so incen.=ad at
the accident that he asked an officer on the
beat, who was called in at the tirr> e of the
accident, to throw the weapon in a well,
but he placed it in safe hands,that it might
be sold if the owner should reconsider his
order, and the money used to help pay his
expenses before he can get on duty again .
An Entirely Different Story.
TorEKA, Kas., June 16. — The]secretary of
agriculture says that informations from
correspondents covering almost the entire
state confirm the condition of the growing
crop. Wheat harvesting will commence
within a week and although the acreage
is short of last year, the yield per acre
will be above the average for the past five
years. The area of corn is greater than
ever before and although backward in
some localities, the state has never had
such a prospect for a big corn crop. The
weather is extremely propitious and with
seasonable rains for a few weeks, this im
portant crop will be assured.
Trouble in an Association.
Pittsecbg, June 10. — There is a prospect
of a war among the members of the West
ern Flint &, Lime Glass association, who
work thirty factories in this city and the
west. At a late meeting of the association
it was decided to shut down July 1, for
three months, in order to restrict produc
tion. a» the trade during the past year
has been exceedingly dull. In general,
the strongest firms, however, refuse to obey
the order of the association, and say they
will continue their factories in operation
during the summer, and unlsss some ami
cable settlement is arrived at in a few days,
there will likely be trouble in the associa
Organizing Eastern Lodges.
Pittssueg, June 1G. — President Jarrett,
of the Amalgamated association, has been
to Philadelphia for some days, it is said
for the purpose of making arrangements
for the coming annual convention which is
to be held there in August. It is alleged,
however, that his visit is of more signifi
cance than admitted, and that during hs
stay he will make an effort to extend tha
influence of the association by organizing
lodges throughout the eastern district.
Calkerla'e on the weather,
It's allers changin so.
Ai t got no means o' tellin
WheUh r it's { oi i t- rain or snow.
This little gem csv is one of the graceful
utterances of Widow B tt. One may possibly
be inclined to criticise its measure, but no one
can deny
We have had during the past week eleven kinds
of weather, by actual count, with several conn
ties still to hear from, and it seems as if the in
habitants of this tickle climate must
rrhe importance of providing themselves with
Garments varying in thickness to meet theemer
ency which any hour may or ing.
uLUiIIIhu Mil li Mi
Are supplying outfits for Gentlemen and Boys,
So that he may safely travel from Jackson
ville, to the North Pole.
Secure in the consciousness* that neither Sol,
Boreas or Jupiter Pluvius has any terror for him.
If you intend to travel or remain at home, to
labor or loaf, to marry or pine in single solitude,
provide against the weather, as you may, at a
small cost, and with the assurance of receiving
full value for your money at the
Corner Third and Robert streets,
Proceedings of tleßoaril of Education,
Office of the Board of Education, I
St. Paul, June 15, 1883. S
An adjourned meeting of the Hoird was
held on the above date, President Oppen
heim in the chair.
Present : Inspectors Murphy, Wilgus,
Kerker, Otlicer, Benz, Athey, Gilbert, Ham
ilton, Schiffman, Berlandi, Donnelly, Mr.
The President stated the object of the
meeting was to consider the resolution of
Inspector Donnelly, offered at the last
meeting of the Board, which was read by
the Secretary, as follows:
Resolved, That the Committee on Ger
man be and are hereby instructed to make
no nominations or appointments of teach
ers on German for our public schools : be
it further
Resolred, That a special meeting be
called for Friday evening, June l.">lh, at 8
p.m., to consider the foregoing resolution.
Inspector Officer otfered the following
resolution as a substitute:
. That the Committee on High
School and the Committee on German be
authorized to negotiate for the employ
ment of a competent professor and in
structor of the German language in the
High School ;such instruction to be optional
with the pupils in the High School, and
to be taught in all the grades of that
Resolved, That the Committee on Ger
man be, and they are hereby instructed to
make no nominations sr appointments of
teachers of the German language for the
other grades or classes of the public
Resolved, That it is the sens,e of this
Board that all instruction in the public
school (except in the High School) of this
city, "shall be in the English language; ex
cept that teacher-, who are able to speak
any other language that is the vernacular
of any pupil, may use that language to
aid in teaching the meaning of English
After remarks by Inspectors Benz, Offi
cer, Gilbert, Murphy, Kerker, Schiffman,
and Donnelly, on motion of Inspector
Benz, it was resolved that when we adjourn
it be until Wednesday next for further
consideration of the resolution offered by
Inspector Officer.
On motion of Inspector Murphy, the At
torney of the Board wc.s requested to secure
the opinion of the Attorney General in ad
dition to his own opinion, relative to the
legality of teaching the German language
in the public schools.
On motion of Inspector Donnelly, Mr. C.
H. Lienau was allowed to address the
On motion of Inspector Barlandi. Mr.
Bryant was allowed to address the Board
On motion of Inspector Schiffman, Mr.
Myerding w; s allowed to address the
The Bonrd then adjourned until Wednes
day, June 20. J. G. Donnelly, Secretary.
The Mammoth steamer ''Pilgrim."
New Yokk, June 16. — The mammoth
steamer Pilgrim, reached the Fall river
pier this evening from Newport, receiving
salutes from all the steamers on the East
and North rivers en route. To-night 2,000
people visited, inspected and admired her
gorgeous fittings and accomodations
under an illumination of 36G electric
lights. On Monday her trial trip in these
waters takes place, to which there are over
2,000 accepted invitations,inclnding many
dignitaries, the press and others.
Life Insurance.
At a cost of £2 per year on $1,000. On the
new plan, semi-3ndowment, a person agi d
thirty-seven years will pay out in premium.- in
twenty years fWO. He will then receive back
one-half face of policy, £500: also, will re
eeire not less than £00 in dividends leaving a
balance of $40, which is an average cost of £2
per year. Bend for circulars. J. A. Sabir, Bt.
Paul, Uenera.l Agent Washington Life Insurance

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