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AlFiise Dayfand il >od Attendance lat the
Minneapolis Fair.
The Trotters Lever Their Records' to
the 2:30 Class:
Considerable Amusement Caused by a
Left Handed Mule Race.
An Interesting Programme Outlined
for To-Day,
The weather v.as all that comfort could
•wish yesterday, yet the attendance at the
fair -rounds wag i^areely that which had
been expected and that which the exhibits
and the turf attractions merited. During
the forenoon the ground was visited by
probably 3,000 psojilo, most of whom were
Mimieapolilans. There being do pro
gramme, tho only thins to
do was to lock at the exhibits,
and it is no: :-.•■.!:!{ much to say that
the;- vrere richly paid for tho time and
trouble so occupied aLd occasioned.
The main buildirg was filled almost to
crowding with spectators, as were the stock
Tiie showmen were happy. Their tents
were crowded nearly all the day, and they
went to bed last night with the consolation
that I hey were reaping a rich harvest.
At about eleven o'clock was the time
when the people began to arrive on the
ground in any considerable number, and
by two o'clock there were Eix or seven
thousand in attendance.
The Races.
The weather yesterday was a little more
favorable for the enjoyment of turf sports,
and for the success of the sports them
selves, than it was on Tuesday, though it
was still far from perfect. For first class
racing and the enjoyment thereof there
should be a cloudless sky, a warm sun and
a light wind. It was reasonably warm
yesterday, but the sky was overcast with
clouds for the greater portion of the day,
at times threatening showers, conditions
that operated undoubtedly to keep large
numbers away who had planned to be
present. Notwithstanding these unfavora
ble condition;?, the hoar of 2 p.m., when
the first race of (he day was called,trotting
in \'^ 2:30 class, there wero between
5,000 and 6,000 pepple on the ground?,
nearly one-half or whom had Beats in the
grand stand, and the majority of others
occupied advantageous positions for 6isht
seeii : ■■.:■■■ the fences, and in carriages.
The track was iv better condition than on I
Tees 'ay, indee.l q:..ite favorable to gallop- j
er?, though still ■'low for trotters.
Th programme for the day provided !
for b it one trotting i ace for 2:32 horses; a j
hurdle race, mile acd repeat over five j
three-foot hurdlers; running race, mile j
and a quarter and repeat, and a mile race, I
half mile dash, the last one in to win first !
money. AH these races except that
for 2:32 trotters, were without
special significance. For this 2:32
race there were eleven entries, the largest
and best field of horses ever started in
a race in Minnesota. Having such a field
of horses. it is not surprising that it result
ed in adding two to the list of 2:30 per
formers, viz., the bay stallion Silas Wright,
owned by Simonds «£. Clough, of Rochester,
this state, and the br. g. Elmwood Chief,
owned by R. T. Knubs, of Sioux City, la.
There were undoubtedly others in the party
capable of doing a mile in 2:30 or better,
under favorable circumstances, but the
large field and the narrow track were
against horses happening to be placed in
the rear rank, as half had to be, especially
if of a nervous temperament.
The performance of the bay stallion
Silas Wright, in winning the first heat in
exactly 2:30, is of special local importance,
from the fact that he is Minnesota
bred, being foaled the property of his
present owners, while his sire is the stal
lion Alexander, at the head of the Lake
Elysian trotting stud, owned by our fellow
townsman, C. A. Degraff, Esq., who, by the
performance, gets his first representative
in the 2:30 list. Silas Wright is a beauti
ful bay, not quite sixteen hands, and
weigh 3 about 1.100 pound?. He was first
tracked is bis four-year old form, making
a record that year on the St. Paul track of
2:50. His services in the stud there being
eagerly sought for he was relegated to that I
service where be has since been kept until |
this year, and even now his track prepara
tion is very incomplete, being soft and
carry ing too much weight. His 2:30 heat
was made without a skip. We congratu
late Mr. De Graff and his owners, and
trust that he will be given a better chance
to show the speed lie undoubtedly
The July meeting at Minneapolis and
the present fair races at the same place,
have given four 2:30 performances, viz:
Love joy's b g Gen. Hancock, the winner
of the 2:28 class Tuesday, who secured a
record at the July meeting of 2:28^ and
W. Alderman's b s Stormer, (owned in
Wisconsin ) who got a record at the same
meeting of 2:29>£, and Silas White and
Elmwood Chief in the races yesterday.
Following are details of the races:
the 2:32 class.
The first race for the afternoon was
trotting in the 2:32 class, which brought
together a bewildering field of horses,
eleven in number, viz; John Van Horn,
bl m Lady Florence; Simonds & Clough,
b s Silas Wright; W. C. Rnssel, b g Hnm
boldt: Price Smith, br m Namona; Geo. P.
Smith, bl s Black Jim; Abe Rohrback, g m
Theresa Scott; William Parker, br m
Mollie B; Otto & Blanchard, bl s Tom
Kirkwood; R. T. Kneebs, br g
Elmwood Chief; S. O. Turner, r m Dutch
Girl; Henry Seeley, b s John Ihomas.
The horses had positions in the order nam
ed, and were started off in two phalanxes,
the last named trailing. In the pools be
fore the first heat the field brought $10,
Dutch girl $6, Elmwood Chief, Mollie B.
and Namona .*5 each.
First heat— Perhaps there are tarf wri
ters who can correctly describe a heat with
eleven horses iv it, giving their positions
at different points of the course, the
changes, etc. It was a mixed racp, several
of the horses being on the jump a good
part of the course, while those in the rear
alternated positions so rapidly as to defy
identification. The first phalanx, consist
ing of the first five named, got off on very
even terms. On the first turn Silas
Wright had the pole, with Humboldt next,
and on even terms with him Elmwood
Chief and Theresa Scott on their wheels,
the others joining in a grand song and
dance in the rear. There were no material
changes for the balance of the
course, the only noticeable feature being
that Silas Wright alone seemed to under
stand it was a trotting race, and of all the
starters he was the only one that kept his
feet from wire to wire. The finish was in
the following order: Silas Wright, Hum
boldt, Elmwood Chief, Theresa Scott, Tom
Kirkwood, Naoma, John Thomas, Lady
Florence, Mollie B, Black Jim, and Dutch
Girl. Time, 2:30.
The betting following this heat was lively,
the knowing ones backing Elmwood Chief
for first place in the race at $10, while
Silas Wright had a liberal backing at §7,
the balance selling in the field at .x 7.
Sea:ni Heat— S< me t ma was consumed
in scoring, but finally a good send-off was
secured. Silas Wright and Elmwood Chief
at once went to the front with Hemboldt
and Scott in third and fourth places, the
others bunched. Wright and Chief kept
on even terms, both trotting squarely until
after passing the half, when Wright left
his. feet for the first time. He was quickly
settled, but soon after entering the home
stretch Chief crowded him off his feet and
went to the front, and won with ease, being
pulled almost to a stop before reaching the
wire. Wright finished second followed in
the order named by Tom Kirk
wood, Hemboldt, Namona, Theresa
Scott, Mollie B, Black Jim, John Thomas,
Lady Florence and Dutch Girl. Time,
2:29 1£. '
Pools after this heat sold Kirkwood slO
to £5 for the field.
Third Heat — A very bad scad oil was
given in this heat, Hemboldt having a full
leupth the best of the balance of the field,
while Wright and Elmwood Chief were
four and five lengths back. Just before
reaching the quarter Mollie B took the
lead from Hemboldt, who waa passed in
turn in going to the half by the Chief and
Wright, the others ti ailing in the rear.
Entering the home stretch the Chief and
Wright had got on nearly even terms with
Mollie B, and a nice contest took place
down the stretch, where Wright
broke and lost his place
while the Chief forged ahead of
Bassett, winning by a length, followed by
Mollie 8., Hemboldt, Wright, Kirkwood,
Black Jim, Ditch Girl, Theresa Scott, Na
mona, John Thomas and Indj licence.
Time 2:32.
Fourth Heat — The best send-off of the
race was secured in this heat, the first
phalanx being on even terms, and all in
the second well up. There was considara
ble song and dance business, but at the
quarter the Chief showed with a length of
tw» leads, followed by Hemboldt, Dates
Girl, John Thomas, Kirkwood, Theresa
Scott, Black Jim, with Mollie B. last. At
the half the Chief had increased his lead
to five lengths, with Hemboldt and Dutch
Girl battling for second place, the others
well bunched, except Mollie 8.. who
w.is hopelessly in the rear. Down the
stretch the chief hud it all his own way,
the drivers of the other horses all using
every bit of skill they knew to improve
their positions, the finish being Elmwosd
Chief, Dutch Girl, Hemboldt, John Thom
as, Tom Kirkwood Namona, Theresa Scott.
SilaS Wright, Lady Florence, Sieliie B. and
Black Jim. Time, 2:.;.:.
Trotting !2:'<2 ilass, purae =■ ~>j I, d i
four moneys:
11. T. Knubs, !tr. g., Elmwood
Chief, by Black Hanger, dam
"^Doll .byptevenge 3 111
Simonds & Clongh, v. c., Silas
Wright, by Alexander, dam by
Gov. Wright 1 2 4
W. C. Russell, v. g, Hemboldt .. 2 4 3 3
Otto & Blanchard, bl. s., Tom
Eirkw oil, by Green's Baahard,
by Gale's dam Morgan 5 3 5 5
Abo Rohrback, gr. iv., T.teriba
Scott... 4 7 8 7
Price Smith, br. in., Xamoua, by
Pelham Tartar ". 6 5 9 6
Win. Farkor, br. m . , Moll ie 8 . ,
by Wright, by Alexander, dam
by Duke of Saratoga 9 G 2 10
S. O. Turner, v. m., Dutch Girl, by
Abdall-h 1111 7 2
Henry Seeby, br c, John Thomas,
by Gen. Knox 8 910 4
Geo. P. Smith, bl. 8., Black Jim.. IU 8 6 11
John Van Horn, bl. m., Lady Flor
ence, by Mermelan 8 10 11 9
Time, 2:30, 2:29^, 2:32, 2:33.
For a hurdle race, mile neats over five
three feet hurdles, the association offered a
purse of $2,000— 51,000 to first, $500 to
second, $300 to third, and $200 to fourth,
expecting it to be one of the features of
the week. As it resulted only four horses,
just sufficient to get a piece of the money,
while the race was slow and the jumping
poor. The entries, understood to be horses
from Winnipeg, were, b m Nora, by G. M.
Webb: eh m Bonnie Jean, by M^Kenzie;
en m Maggie S., by N. Stanley, and b m
Col. B , by P. Carey, the horses having
positions in the race in the order named.
The horses were sent off in a
slow gallop, Nora a little in the
lead, followed by Bonnie Jean, Col. B. and
Maggie S. The first two took the first bar
dic in good style, but Col. B. struck the
hardle square and fell, fortunately not in
juring himself or h'.s rider. The horse
was soon on his feet, and led the string by
avoiding the hurdles to the finish. As
soon as the other? stopped running he
stopped and turned back t. the stand, and
was caught without trouble. The other
three horses ran this race through without
special feature beyond the fact that Mag
gie S. alone cleared all the hurdles, the
other two in turn kitting and knocking
down the hurdles as they passed. The fin
ish was Maggie 8., Bonnie Jean and Noh
ra, Col. B. distanced . Time, 2 :05.
In the second heat Maggie S. took a
commanding lead in the first eighth of a
mile, which she easily held to the nnish,her
only mistake being in hitting the third
hardle, causing her to stumble and throw
ing her rider forward on her neck. She
did not fall, however, and her rider re
gained his seat almost instantly,
at>d she came on and woi
handsomely. Bonnie Jean second and
Nohra last. Time, 2:15.
For the running race, mile and a quarter
and repeat, for a purse of $300, divided
into three monies, the starters were the b.
m. Ellaßowett, by 8. C. Williame, b. s.
Joe, by Robert Deakin, and b. m. Fleur de
Lis, by John Bradford. The race was won
easily by Ella Rowett, though Fleur de Lis
hung to her well in both heats, Joe dis
tanced in the first. Time of first heat,
Ella Rovcettwon the second heat easily,
though Fieur de Lis kept close enough to
make it interesting. Time, 2:15.
A race th3t afforded a goal deal of
amusement was a slow mule race for a
purse of $100. By the terms of the race
no owner was allowed to ride his own
mule, and the mule first in was to have S5,
while the last one received $95. Of course
each rider was interested in getting the
long-eared quadruped he rode in
first in the hopes that his own biped rode
by somebody else would be last, and he
t hereby win the $95. There were six
starters, a mule called Joe finishing first
and winning the $5, while Jack and Mollie
made a dead heat for last place and the
$95, and consequently they had to run
again to settle the purse. The distance
ran was half a mile, and the time made
2:05. The result of the second heat was
that Jack was first out and Gipsey last,
the first winning §5 and the latter $95.
•The programme to-day is by far the
best of the fair, embracing trotting in the
2::»0 class and free for all pacing, in addi
tion to which there will be a professional
bicycle race for the championship of the
world and for a purse of $2,000, between
John S. Prince, champion of America, H.
W. Higham, champion of England, and
Fred S. Rollinson, ex-champion of Amer
ica, and also races by a number of
Minnesota amateur wheelmen, the full
programme of which is given below.
For the 2:30 trotting race the entries
are: b. g. Bay Brino, by W. 11. Matthews;
br. m. Dutch Girl, by S. (). Turner; b. s.
Storme,r, by AVm. Aiderman; b. m. Moun
tain Girl, by Hant Barnes; br. g. Elmwood
Chief, by R. Kntebs; b. m. Capitola, by L.
J. Phelps; b. m. Lady Florence, by John
Van Horn; br. m. Mollie 8., by Wai.
Parker, and eh. m. Flora Belle, by John C.
For the free-for-iil pacing race the en
tries are: Billy Horton, by D. W. Day;
John H, by G. P. Bmith; Ed. Coleman, by
D. 11. llersey; Bell Ann by P. Nelson, and
Gray Dan by P. Langdon.
To please the many friends of John C.
Oswald, who have expressed a desire to
see his recent purchase, the five-year-old
mare Nellie S., by Swigert, move in com
pany, a splendid race was arranged yester
cay, to come off Friday afternoon, between
her and the celebrated pacer Limber Jack,
owned in Michigan, who has a record of
2:lß}£. Mr. Oswald's mare, though but
five year's old, and used at farm work this
spring, has shown trials since coming into
his possession considerably better than
2:27, and, though it is not expected she
can beat the pacer, there is no doubt she
can make him nearly at his best.
X/*a .Premium*.
Very few premimms were awarded yes
terday, but the respective committees were
busy . The work of selecting prize winners
from among the various studs is indeed a
matter requiring the closest discrimination
owing to the excellence of the horses and
the inagnitade of the display, and conse
quently considerable time will be con
sumed in giving the ribbens.
In the thoroughbred class the premiums
were awarded as follows:
First prize of $40, for stallions four
years old and over, was taken by Gov.
Neptune, owned by Isaac Staples, of Still
The second priza of $20, for stallions
four years old and over, was taken by Joe
McMuhon, a brown stallion owned by E.
S. Marlow.
The lirst prize in the class for mares
four years oid and over, was awarded to
Ella Uoweif, cT>teie^ \>y S. C. Williams.
The second prize in this class was taken
by A. Lizzie La Bslle I\. Entered by L.
D. Srowc.
The Rockford Breeders' company, of Ce
dr.r Rapids, lowr, received premiums on
their exhibit of Norman horses as follows:
Second premium of $15, in the class of
two-year-old stallions, awarded to Prince
of Merryton.
Second premium of §15 on -i year old
mares awarded to Obedience.
First premium of $1/5 in class of 3 year
old stallions awarded to The Judge.
Second premium of $45 in the clas3 of
the 2 year old stallions, awarded to Davie.
Golfruth Brother?, of Janesville, Wis
consin, were awarded premiums upon
their exhibit of^Clydesdale horses, as fol
Second prize of $20 awarded to import
ed mare, Bonnie Jessie.
First premium of $40 to the same class
to The Linte.
First premium of $40 to Clydesdale stal
lion, Sweet Vision.
First prize of $40 in class of stallions
four years old and over, to stallion
Geo. E. Case & Co., of Kasota. Minn.,
were awarded premiums, as follows:
First prize of §40, in class B, three-year
old stallion, to Fierrieo.
First prize in class B, two-year-old
mares, of $40, to Pierot.
Second premium of $12, in class of two
year-old mares, to Fardway.
Friday aftemoon,pacer Limber Jack, rec
ord 2:17, will go against J. C. Oswald's
five-year-old Nellie S .
Murray Bros., Polo, 111., took premiams
on Normans, as follows:
Second premium in the class of four
year old stallions, imported Percheron
stallion St. Lange.
First prize in the same class with im
ported Norman stallion Count Blais.
L. Johnson, of Castle Rock, took pre
miums as follows:
First prize of $25 on two-year-old stal
lion, class with Vulge.
First premium of $10 in class of sucking
First premium of $30 in class of mares
three years old and under four.
First prize of $20 in class of stallions
one year old and under two years.
First prize of $40 in class of mares
four years old and over.
First prize of $10 in olas3 of filley colts.
Seoend prize of $20 in class of stallions
three years old and under four years.
Second prize of $20 in class of mares
four years old and over.
Second prize of $15 in class of stallions
two years old and under three years.
Second prize of $5 in class of filley
Second prize of $5 in class of sucking
First prize of $10 in class of sucking
stallion colts.
Industrial Hall.
Unlike the two first days of the exposi
sition, this hall was yesterday thronged
with a large multitude who had come from
town and country to witness the many in
dustrial displays that are aggregated
within the roof of this spacious building.
All seemed to be delighted and many ex
pressed their astonishment at witnessing so
many novel, curi-us and usefal articles on
o. a. peat & co.
Py6's Centrifugal Reel is a machine that
merits inspection. It is a new style of
bolting reel which is being rapidly in
troduced by millers, and one that is
designed to supersede the large old style
bolting reels now in use. The particulßr
advantages that Pye's reel claims over the
old style bolting reels are these: There is
a set of beaters inside of the silk covered
cylinder that revolvas rapidly and precipi
tates the floury material against the silk
with a force sufficient to facilitate in bolt
ing. The manner of driving this wheel is
different from that of any other of its
kind, enabling it to be driven from any
direction. The slides for "cutting off" the
different grades of flour and middlings are
so arranged that a "cut off" can be made
every two inches of the reel. It has other
minor advantages over other reels of its
kind which can be easily
observed by millers. There are
pony sizes manufactured by the
Pray Manufacturing company, the one in
question being No. '6. The inventor is
Jame3 Pye, the milling engineer to the
company,who has already secured a patent
on a roller. Some few years ago, after
coming from England, he took a course at
the State oniversity in chemistry and me
chanical engineering, and to a Globe rep
resentative he said yesterday he attributed
his success largely to the knowledge and
mental development received at that in
stitution . He now rank% in tho front rank
as a scientific miller, and his future is
most brilliant.
The only exhibit in ilour is by the Pillo
bnry company, and it is certainly a tine
one. There is a hujo pyramid built
of sacks filled with tie different
brands which reaches an altitude of twen
ty-one feet and required a good deal of
labor in its construction. Instead of be
ginning at the lloor to erect this display
they commenced at the top and built
downward. Around the structure is a
railing with a glass show case, through
which can be seen samples of cockles,
scouiing, wheat cleaned and prepared for
grinding, seven different reductions of
flour and five reductions of middlings,
which are again further reduced into eight
different grades. Tailings from two kinds
of flour and tailings from middlings, bak
er's flour, shorts, bran and specimens of
the seven different brands of their famous
flour are shown and every one, big and lit
tle, stop to see the sight.
The C. M. & St. P. has a fine exhibit of
cereals fixed up in an attractive manner
and have added a vegetable display which
is much admired.
The Standard Oil company and the
Globe Oil company are represented, find
make a fine display.
The Minnesota Soap company attract
young and old by their fine exhibition of
soaps of diversified shapes and qualities.
They have made enrious objects out of
soap, such as terrestrial globes with deline
ations of tha continents, islands, and bo
forth, which could be u?ed for illustrations
in schools in hird freezing weather.
The Chaw Dog tobacco, by Berry BroF.,
Liberty, Va., is exhibited, and lovers of
the narcotic are presented with a minia
ture plug to test its quality.
Paris, Morton & Co., -term confection
er. 1 , have two exhibits ot their goods nr
ti.-tica.lly arracgec], r.nd the Arctic Cracker
and Spice Co. make a good display with
their ware?.
The Bismarck ArliScial Stcne Co. ex
hibit specimens of coal and pumice stone,
and terra cotta works, which Lttract at
Specimens of copper ore from Silver
and Copper island, on the co'th shore of
Lake Superior, are placed on exhibit, and
are examined with curiosity by those un
acquainted with the minerals.
Among the articles on exhibit in this
department are designs in art cork carv
ings by Herm Hortenbach, a German
residing in East Minneapolis who arrived
from the Vaterland only six months ago.
He certainly is an inventive genius and
reflects credit on his native country. One
of the designs is of large size and so artis
tically worked that it elicits unbounded
praise from the beholders. It is estimated
by the artist to be worth $125.
The paintings are coming in gradually .
Yesterday was exhibited for the first time
a beautiful work of art entitled the "Cava
lier," by Lionel C. Walden, and also
another by the same artist to which he
gives the name of "The Coming Squall on
the Coast of Maine," which is get at $60.
There are specimens of silk embroidery,
elaborately worked, which attract
much attention from feminine eyes.
One was executed in 1813 by a cirl who
was then thirteen years old, but who is
now septugenarian. and another is by
Mrs. Getty A. Eaton, who is in her sixtieth
year. They are beautiful.
A sample of fine silk embroidery work
is exhibited by Mrs. Snodgrass, of the
New York Art rooms, Nicollet avenue, Min
neapolis, and Mrs. T. L. Moore has a fine
oil painting in the form of a wooden
bowl, and representing a winter scene.
There are many other articles in Art
hall which merit notice, but they mu3t
wait their turn.
Minnesota lTiieelmen,
Following is the full programme of the
ra?es of Minnesota wheelmen during to
day and to-morrow on the exposition
Ip. m. — Professional one mile race,
best two out of three heats, for champion
ship of the world. Entries : John S. Prince,
champion of America; H. W. Higham.
champion of England; Fred S. Robinson,
ex-champion of America; the latter to have
100 yards start.
2p. m. — Two mile race, one heat for
amatuer championship of Minnesota for
1883 ; value of prizes $100. Entries :
Faribault club— Harry W. Pratt, Charles
W. Blodgett, E. L. Sawyer, Geo. Carfuel,
F. F. Leckenstein .
Northfleld club— Hart C. Johnson, S*. P.
Minneapolis clvb — D. W. McCord, L. J.
St. Paul club— W. J. Howard, F. Bry
ant, also entries from two other clubs not
yet received.
Between 12 o'clock a. m. and 2 o'clock
p. m. — Half-mile race, one heat, open to
all Minnesota wheelmen; will be run for the
"Frobne «fc Mansfield cup," (described
below). Entries to be made at Wheelmen's
tent before 12 a. m.
Gp. m. — Meet at Nicoll6t house for
grand parade and review on Washington
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houn (three miles) for banquet.
8 p. m. — Wheelmen's complimentary
banquet at Lyndale Hotel, Lake Calhoun,
after which a league of Minnesota wheel
men will be formed.
2 p. m. — One mile race, one heat, ama
teur championship of Minnesota for 1883,
value of prizes $200. Entries same as two
mile race, except winners of the latter, who
are barred.
4 p. m. — Grand parade of all wheelmen
on race track and competitive club drill
for cash prize of §50. Wheelmen will then
start at once for ruu to St. Paul via # Min
nehaha and Fort Snelling and depart ; for
home from St. Paul .
Ip. m. — The Minneapolis club will
compete for the special prize offered by
Oscar the tailor.
Fred S. Rollinson, fancy rider of Ameri
ca, will give exhibitions of fancy riding
each day and on Friday will ride the tri
cycle one-half mile against time.
The gold badge offered by Frohne &
Mansfield, of St. Paul, is valued at §100,
aud will be run for Thursday in half mile
The badge is to be known rs the
Frohne and Mansfield badge, and winners
are not to be absolute owners, but to be
subject to challenge or run for at each
•'stale meet," and to be held by each suc
cessive winner.
Fair Xcti's.
No pickpockets have been reported thus
A review of the wheelmen will occur on
the track at 4 o'clock to-morrow.
In ihe free-for-all pacing race, Ed. Cole
man has been drawn. It is to occur this
afternoon .
Officer Matt Bross made the first arrest
at the fair grounds, and that was only a
plain drunk.
With fair weather things will boom to
day. The people from a distance are ar
riving on every train.
Yesterday morning the wheelmen erect
ed a tent for their ace ammodation near the
agricultural implement display.
To save their ten-cent fares quite a num
ber of people jumped on the trains after
they had left the depot yard yesterday.
Several large machinery exhibits will
arrive on the grounds this forenoon. In
the afternoon the premiums in that depart
ment will be awarded.
The report of the gate keepers places
the number of people who passed through
the gates yesterday at nearly 18,000.
This is outside of all passes.
A graat deal of interest was manifested
on the streets last night in the great bi
cycle raoe which is to come off at the fair
grounds today between Hingham .and
Prince for the championship of the world,
H. W. Higham, the English bicyclist, has
his champion belt, which he values at
$10,000, on exhibition at 242 Nicollet ave
nue. It is a beautiful specimen of the en
graver's skill, and is made of solid silver
with gold mountings.
The balloon will go up again to-day, and
there is a little rivalry between newspaper
men respecting which of lfieir number
shall accomparig the ;eronauf. 'J hb Globe
was kindly accorded the recognition, bat
declining nominated a Fiuntfer m: j -n to
take his place. Now the strife is bet sreen
the Ticnecr. Journal and Tribune.
He Will Not Kmlc« the X u;e for the Speak
eraliip, but \V:11 Take a D.i>h fop tile
I'uited States Senate.
Fbankfobt, Ky., Ang. 29. — Hon. J. C. S.
Blackburn was in the city to-day nud made
known his intentions concerning the speak
ership to Col. J. feteddard Johnston, editor
of the Frankfort Yeoman. He said: "Cer
taitily I have no reservation when I speak
to the people through the Yooinan which I
am always glad to make my medium of
communication. I can say I am not a
candidate for speaker. For some weeks I
have made my determination known to
friends, and you are authorized to
make the announcement public 1
My desire for the success of the Demo
cratic party in congress and for the organ
ization of that body upon a basis which
will insure to the best interest of the
country, is superior to any mere feeling of
personal ambition. Ardent friends and
fellow members have urged me to prose
cute a canvass for the position, and have
assnred me of substantial strength in the
caucus, but I am satisfied in order to de
feat the machinations of the protectionists
and secure the election of a speaker who
will reflect the true Democratic theory of
a tariff for revenue only, it will be
necessary to concentrate, rather
than by having too many candidates rep
resenting similar views to promote the
chances of the common good, for by my
withdrawal Kentucky will be united in the
fight, and I shall lend all my energies to
the success of that candidate who, repre
senting the true principles of tariff reform,
shall show the best prospect of defeating
Mr. Randall. These may be said to be the
considerations of a public nature which
have led me to this conclcsion. There
are, however, personal reasons which sup
plement them and have also a controlling
influence. Since the adjournment of con
gress I have been urged by many person
al friends to permit the use of my name
as a candidate for the United States sen
ate. After mature consideration I have
consented to become a candidate, and you
are authorized to announce me. I do not
feel that I can with propriety stand for
both places, and therefore decline the
race for speakership to devote my ener
gies to that of senator.
County Democracy Differences.
Cincinnati, O n At>g. 29. — An adjourned
meeting of Democrats dissatisfied with
the organization of the late county con
vention held an adjourned meeting this
afternoon, and heard a report of a com
mittee appointed to prepare a plan of
action . The committee's report declared
the late convention held contrary to rules
and precedent and its work fraudulent,
and made arrangements, calling a con
vention of one delegate from each pre
cinct in the county selected from persons
signing this report, with instructions to
meet Sept. 8, and nominate a ticket, to be
called the Democratic-Reform ticket, and
to be headed by the state Democratic
ticket. A committee of fifteen is to be
appointed to make arrangements. L. Mo-
Hugh offered a substitute, denouncing the
late convention, but favoring its ticket.
It also requests the resignation of the
present executive committee. The substi
tute was lost and the committee's report
adopted. Speeches were made by Charles
Re&melin, Judge T. A. O'Connor, Jad^e
M. W. Oliver, J. J. Desmond, Wm. Disney,
Larkin McHugb, J. P. Carberry, H. C.
Lord and Theodore Cook.
The Cheapest,
Most Popular
and. the Best
FllftlHlG GOODS,
In this part of the Country, is the
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(hip Pripp' Plnttiinnr Ilnnoo
Uilo ihbu uluilllllil nllitou,
Cor. Third and Robert sts. ? St. Paul.
JiEie Lmlcrwrlters.
Chicago, Aug. 2.). — In his arnual ad
dress at the National Underwriters' asso
ciation to-day, President F. M. Decamp,of
Cincinnati, referred to the beneficial re
sult of the organization of a state board
of underwriters. He said that legislation
in favor of properly built structures and a
completely conducted fire department were
the hope of insurance companies.
After the appointment of the standing
committees for the ensuing year, the con
vention adjourned for the forenoon.
Mr. G. A. Hollaway, of Chicago, read a
paper on "risks," in which he deprecated
the present tendency to broaden insurance
contracts without adequate compensation,
and also the inadequate allowance made
in rates where novel appliances which are
untried are kept in readiness for exting
uishing fires.
C. F. Mullins advocated in a paper the
compact system as opposed to the looal
board system of making rates. He did
not deem local agents competent or free
enough from prejudice to do good work
for the companies. The compact system
contemplated the appointment of compe
tent men to make rates of insurance for
the several districts in which the companies
do business, these men to derive their re
muneration pro rata to the business done
by them. Adjourned till to-morrow.
For Winona, La Orocoo, Duhuqne, Rock Island,
Burlington, Keokuk, Quircy, St. Lcuis
and all lnterinfdia;e Points.
The Only Line Sow Running Through from
St. Paul to St. Louis Without Tranfer.
The elegant, popular and r^t olectric light pas
senger steamer
h PITTSB urgH, "
John Killeen, Master, Larry Cubberly, Clerk.
St. Paul, Friday Anpst 31. 10 LI.
Through tickets by river and rail to all points.
Most comfortable and chea est route, avoiding
heat and dust. Boats completely provided with
wire screens, fly and mosquito-proof. Through
to Chicago $12.50, St. L >vis $16, including
meals and berth <-n boat. A. G. LONG, Agent.
Office and dock foot of Bibley st.
Minneapolis office— "Kimball's," 16 Washing
ton avenue.
Str. Sidney follows Monday, 3d Sept .
The afternoon trip having proven to be the
acceptable trip, Monday the Steamer
will discontinue the morning rnn and lea re at
2p. m. Returning, lea~e the Falls at 4:45 p.m.,
arriving at St. Paul at 6:30 p. m. Evening ex
cursions every night, weather permitting. For
apecial excursions or private parties, call on or
address UEO. H. HAZZARD,
170 East Third Street.
Boat lands at Fort Snelling going up and com
ing down.
JS T O. 242.
IW. R. ii. EVANS'
School ■ for Dancing:
Saturday, at 10 a. in. & 2 p. m., Sept 15*
L. N. SCOTT, Manager.
Reserved seats on sale at box office.
Special train via the St. P. M. & M. R. R.
will leave at 11 p. m. for Minneapolis. - - -
Coming attraction — "My Partner," Sept. 4, 5.
Printing Office Outfit
A full and complete Printer's outfit, compris
ing two joo presses, one Prouty power press,
complete job department as well as newspaper
supply, long primer, bourgeois, nonpareil type,
full assortment of display type, etc., is offered
for sale very cheap. Will be sold as a whole, or
divided. . The Prouty press is nearly new, and is
offered at a bargain, v Apply to P. CLARE, Fer
gus Falls, Minn. > V ;.. au3otf .
SI. LOUIS Vr_wul packet i.tsl'
Side-Wheel Steamers, Equipped with Elec
tric Light.
For Winona, La Crosse, Dubnque, Clinton
. Bock Island, Davenport, Muscat ine, Bur
- ' lington, Keokuk, Qaincy, Hannibal, St. ■-•■•
--:' Louis, and all intermediate point* .
WM. THOiUSON.Master.
N. G. RHODES, Clerk.
Leaves St. Paul,
WeOncsflay, AncDst 29 at 10 0 iflock A. M.
Through tickets by river and rail for sale to
ail points East and South.
A. DELANY, Agent,
Levee and Jackson Street.
Ci*y Ticket office. 334 Jackson street.

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