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St. PER.
Mr. M. T. Grattan's Position in
Forthcoming Races De
Commodore JKittson's Stallion Alarm
Given a Good Send-off by
the " Spirit."
Orrin Hickok, the Famous Driver—Items of
Interest to Turfmen.
[This column will appear in the Globe every
Monday mornin?. Pertinent correspondence will
be thankfully received and shouldihe addressed
Turf Editor of the Globe.]
To Advertisers.
Stock advertisements will hereafter be in
serted in the Monday issue of the Globe im
mediately following the reading matter of the
horse department. In no other way can stock
be so cheaply or prominently advertised as by
taking advantage of this opportunity. Figures
will be furnished on application, and adver
ents can also occupy a corresponding
[on in the weekly issue, if desired.
Mr. JIT. T. Grattan.
This well-known gentleman and > intelli
gent writer upon matters pertaining to the
trotting horse, has been urged by many to
t Die presidency of the State Agricul
tural society, and has written a letter to Mr.
E. C. Judson, secretary of the society, in
which he positively and very decidedly de
clines to allow his name to be used in
connection with that position. (
He expresses a willingness, how
ever, to act as starting judge, a position thai
he is very capable of filling to the satisfaction
of everybody except the tricksters and
ringers who infest our courses,
and who invariably come to
grief whenever they encounter
Mr Grattan in the judges' vstand. There is
no one thing that we need in the northwest
than intelligent, upright and well-in
formed starting judges. A race, no matter
mportant, with an irresolute, or corrupt
or Ignorant starting judge in the stand, in
v-.riably resulLs more or Jess in a failure.
■ ice (iocs not, under such circumstances
sarily co all to pieces, but if it does
not it is not due to the incompetent or the
unqualified starting judge. If any portion
<if the race is saved from utter stupidity
end fraud it Is simply because the drivers
■nd owners of the horses save what little
there is left of it. An ignorant or corrupt
judge in the stand is worse than a "crank."
The latter has some will power
and will decide something, one way or an
)ther. A wrong decision is better than no
decision. Mr. Grattan has shown himself on
m ore than one occasion to be a very capable
gentleman for the position of starting judge,
and it is to be hoped that the opportunity to
secure his services will not be allowed to pass
unimproved. The following is the letter re
ferred to:
Chicago, Feb. 17, 1884.
Friend Judson: The reform party at the
national congress accomplished much, bni
not all they desired. I have been peculiarly
Unfortunate since leaving, home and feel
poor in purse and spirit. A disposition to
renew my candidacy for president of your
state society has required of me a little
thought of late, and I have decided it thus
early and finally. I will not accept that or
any other official position except that of start
ing judge. I am in the field for that purpose,
and would feel obliged for any engagements
that you can get me. My terms for 1884will be
$75 per week, and I will pay all my own ex
penses unless the distance should be too great.
Since I have been robbed of the money
which was to purchase Herod and outfit I
have decided to trot no horses in 18S4: this
will make me a better and more available
judge. Iu fact, the man who is elevated to
the bench should not figure at the bar, and
the man who taps the bell should quit tap
ping the horses. I have long known this,
but my love for the sport has kept me from
doing what a serious loss now compels me
to do. Thus may our misfortunes be turned
to our advantage; but the thief who has done
me this disciplinary favor shall never have
any thanks for it, and I hope that the use of
my money may result in his burning both in
this world and the next. Yours truly,
M. T. Gkattan.
The misfortune referred to is explained by
the following; paragraph from The Spirit of
the Times, Feb. 16:
"Mr. M. T. Grattan, of Preston, Minn.,
cume here as delegate to the Trotting con
gress, and to day had the misfortune^to lose
his pocketbook, containing$170 in currency,
passes, and valuable papers, between the
Coleman house and Tribune office, or in the
Southern Dakota Trottinq.
The representatives of Sioux City,
Yankton, Mitchell, Chamberlain and Sioux
Falls, held a meeting at Sioux Falls, D. T.,
on the 21st. for the purpose of forming a
trotting circuit. It seems that there was
some talk about keeping Sioux City out of
the circuit for the reason that she has within
her borders a man named Bob Kneebs, who,
it is claimed by some, is rough and very
tricky. The matter has been talked over
quite a long time. A good deal has been
said in the public press as to the unjustifi
able conduct of Kneebs on the track
on various occasions. The following
from the Sioux Falls Press the day before the
meeting, gives an idea of the feeling in re
gard to Kneebs:
The representatives of the trotting associa
tions of Yankton, Mitchell, Huron and Sioux
Falls, will meet at the Cataract house to-day
to organize the Southern Dakota Trotting as
sociation and fix the date of meetings. J.
H. C. Young, the secretary of the Yankton
association, and Col. TV. B. Treadway, who
is here in the interest of Sioux City, arrived
last evening. The Mitchell delegation failed
to make connection at Canton and are ex
pected in to-day by private conveyance, but
it is thought the Huron representatives will
not be able to get through as the railroads up
in their country are somewhat knocked out
of time by the 6now. It is quite probable
that Sioux City will be admitted to the circuit
as the antipathy heretofore felt and expressed
by our horsemen against Bob Kneebs
is waning. Col. Treadway, during a brief
conference with this scribe last evening, ad
vanced many logical points in favor of
admitting Sioux City, together with Bob
Kneebs. He argued that Kneebs was not to
be blamed for anything of an unfair charac
ter that might occur on the track during a
race in which he was driving; that it was the
fault of the judges. H the judges knew their
business they would not allow the drivers to
run the races, and any driver who would
not take all the advantages to win a race
was a crank and an unprofitable man to
handle a horse. With competent judges in
the stand, he is willing to insure our people
against any unpleasantness with Sioux City's
champion Jehu. We are willing to admit
that the old man is more than half right."
Three judges with everything on their side
ought to be able to control one jockey. If
our association belongs to the National asso
ciation the judges can fine him, send him to
the stable for one day, one year, or expel
him from all the first-class tracks in the
United States.
The meeting was held on the day following
and Sioux City was let into the circuit, ap
parently without the least trouble. The round
of races, as made up, opens atSiouxFalls on
the 10th and 11th of June, and is followed
by meetings at Sioux City, June 16, 18 and
19; Yankton, June 24, 25 and 26; Mitchell,
July 3 and 4. The purses are to be $1,000
at each of the Dakota towns, and $3,500 at
Sioux City. An adjourned meeting to arrange
further particulars regarding the races will be
held in Sioux Falls on the 27th inst.
Commodore Kittson's Alarm.
The Spirit of the Times, of last week,publish
ed a Very spirited cut of this thoroughbred
stallion, belonging to Commodore Kittson,
and kept by him at Erdenheim, with a de
scription of his races and some of his pro
duce, from which we extract the following:
Alarm's thrsc-jea'i-oid carve? ivas one of
unbroken triumph. He was out five times,
and each time his number was hoisted, and
whether it werelHannon or Gray, neither of
them ever raised his hand to the judges
without an " all right," accompanied by the
smile which success evokes. His races at
Jerome park spring meeting of 1872 were all
won in a common canter. At Saratoga he
faced Platina, since noted as the dam of
Drake Carter and Fellowplay. She had the
reputation of having beaten her stable com
panion, Longfellow, at three-quarters of a
mile in private, but Alarm made her look
like a hack. That season Kingfisher appear
ed at Saratoga, after a year's absence, and
won a special race inl :43^ in a canter,beating
Fadladeen. It was natural that when he met
Alarm, a few days later, the betting should
be heavy. But Alarm had no trouble beating
Kingfisher and Fadladeen in 1:42%, and Mr.
Minor, his trainer, frequently assured us
since that on that day Alarm could have run
it a couple of seconds faster. Alarm was
wound up to the highest pitch of condition,
and did not run any more that season. But
Mr. Minor had always a strong desire to see
him put at his best at a mile. He had during his
sojourn in England, witnessed the exploits of
many of the famous milers of that country,
and he expressed tbe conviction that, for
pure speed, Alarm was nearer the type of a
real English flyer than any horse he had seen
in America. Accordingly, another special
race was designed for the Saratoga season of
1873. It was hoped to bring Alarm, King
fisher, and Tom Bowling together, and thus
make a test of the speed of the American
horse. Alarm trained well,Minor went to work
at him systematically,and it was his belief that
tbe colt would have made his mile inside of
1:40, but just prior to the Jerome park spring
meeting, while galloping over the Centerville
track, on Long Island, Alarm pulled up lame.
He was then sent to Mr. Grinstead, in Ken
At Mr. Grinstead's Alarm had but limited
chances. Tbe magnificent Waverly and the
then fashionable Gilroy were in the same
stud and got the lion's share of the fine
mares. But among tbe few he got his first
season there were Hlmyar and Danger, a
pair of horses whose speed rivaled that of
any horse in the annals of racing in this
country. In breeding they were much alike,
Efimyar being from a Lexington mare, while
Danger'8 dam was by War Dance, son of
Lexington. But no two colts could have
been • more unlike in appearance.
Danger was a rich dark brown
bay. He had great size and a per
sonnel impressive in its magnificence.
Nothing in all our Waverley and Duke of
Montrose experience has ever approached
Danger in those qualities of exquisite sym
metry and heroic mould which constitute the
beau ideal of the thoroughbred racer. He
was gay debonnair in carriage, and as he
came dancing out before the stand, his rich
coat reflecting a purple sheen, he recalled
pictures of the English horse Kingston, the
beauty and pride of England. But his career
was siiort. His Vernal stakes, at Baltimore,
which, with 110 pounds, he won in 1-A2}4,
startled the country, and when he started for
the Fordham handicap it was any odds on
him. The course was deep in mud, but he
tore through it like a mad horse. But he
never won again, going'"off" soon after and
dying the following winter.
Himyar was in color an'' general character
istics more like his sire. But he was on a
somewhat lighter mould, possessing those
fine delicate characteristics of the Newmins
ters. He had extraordinary length, but was
light in the back ribs. His whole appear
ance indicated greyhound speed, and it did not
belie him. His action was as elastic as the
bow of yew, and marvelous to behold. He
ran like a wild horse, entering fully into the
excitement and emulation of the contest
much as Luke Blackburn did in recent years.
Himyar was faraway the champion two and
three year olds of the west in 1877 and
! 578. As a two-year-old he won the
colt stake at Lexington, beating
a field of ten, including Blue Eyes and
Leveller, by twenty lengths, and won the Colt
and Filly stake and Belle Meade stake quite
as easy, and the Kentuckians who gathered
at the Gait house evenings talked of him as
the greatest Major Thomas had produced
since the days of Herzog. In the Sanford
stakes he met a check, stumbling: at the start
and almost falling, which lost him the race.
All winter long he was a favorite over the
field for tbe Kentucky derby. Indeed, the
favoritism amounted almost to an infatua
tion. "He could not lose it," they said, and
money poured in thick and fast, and when
he won at Nashville the "Himyar craze," as
it was called, became greater than ever.
Major Thomas committed almost criminal
folly in intrusting him to a mere boy, named
Robinson. The starter sent them off, buthear
ing shouts of "Come back" from outsiders,
the boy pulled the colt up. The others were
far away when he started in pursuit, amid a
wild roar of indignation and threats from
his backers which almost paralyzed the jockey
with fear. It was a terrible gap to close, but
Himyar ran like a horse on wings and
closed it. Then the jockeys who had combined
against him cried, "Here he comes; don't
let him through." Robinson feared they
would cut him down, and made a wide turn,
pulling around them. This lost him nearly
a dozen lengths. Robinson now used whip
and spur. Himyar answered each call like a
Spartan. One after another he went through
them, but he could not catch Day Star, who
won. Two weeks later Himyar won the
January Stakes at St. Louis, mile heats, in
1:42)4,1:43>£. He ran with success until
he was six years old, and left a reputation
for speed second to none shown by any horse
Kentucky has ever produced.
In his second season Alarm got Gabriel, a
horse of great speed, and one of the best
campaigners of his day, but unlike his sire,
of so erratic a temperament at the post that
it cost him many races. Himyar, Danger,
and Gabriel constitute, however, Alarm's
trinity of great ones got in Kentucky. In
1877 Mr. Welch, feeling that Leamington
was getting on in years, and could not long
survive, purchased Alarm for $5,000, but
Major Thomas and the Kentucky breeders
were so anxious for another Himyarthat they
begged he be allowed to remain for 1878 in
Kentucky, which was granted. Mr. Welch
had use for his new purchase, however, soon
er than he thought, for in 1S78 old Leaming
ton fell dead, and Alarm was brought east to
succeed him as premier stallion at Erden
heim. In his first season in the east Alarm
got Parthenia, Circassian, Breeze, Soubrette,
and Lizzie Mack, all of whom have per
formed with credit, and in his second year
Issaquena, Panique, Albia, St. Paul, Peril
ous. He also divides with Reform the pa
ternity of Rataplan, Ruchiel and Shelby
Issaquenna, who heads hi6 list' of winners
for 1884, owes her position to the rich Hope
ful and August stakes, at Monmouth. The
stable thought it should have won the Surf, at
Coney Island, also, and fell heavily by her
defeat. Her Hopeful Stakes was a great
blow to "the ring," but was generally be
lieved to have been a "fluke," and those who
so held, were taught a lesson in the August,
which she won after an exhibition of game
ness which would have done honor to a four
year-old. She is a chestnut, with ablaze and
four white feet, from the imported mare
Essayez II., by Cremorne, and she partakes a
great deal of the Sweetmeat qualities, particu
larly the gameness which distinguished that
tribe. Breeze, who if second on the list, is
probably the champion of the T. T. C, for it
is doubtful if that capital little mare has a
superior at any distance below nine furlongs.
A mile and a quarter is just a bit
too far for her, however, as was shown
when Carnation defeated her for the Eliza
beth stakes. Panique is another of the
brightest stars in the constellation of Alarm.
From the day he was weaned, the fact that
he was the son of Maggie B. B., and therefore
a half brother to Iroquois and Harold, caused
him to be a marked colt in the public eye.
But both his opening races at Monmouth
failed to show him up, and it was not until
Saratoga, where he won the Saratoga stakes,
that his real merit was manifest, which the
savage finish for the Kentucky stakes con
firmed. Panique is quite a model for his
inches, and resembles his noted Utile dam
more than any of her children. A bad splint
troubled him all the season, but we hear the
most encouraging reports of him from Erden
heim, and he is held in high favor for the
spring events. Of the others in
Alarm's winning list it cannot be
said they did much to exalt the
fame of their sire. Lizzie Mack was a mare
of great speed, but trained off early. Albia
was another, of whom Major Hubbard, the
manager of Erdenheim, was especially fond,
but she never ran up to private form. Of
the lot, St. Paul was by far the best looking,
straining back to Longfellow in his charac
teristics, but he never seemed thoroughly fit,
for, while he showed the highest flights of
speed in the Criterion, Autumn and Nursery,
be fllwoy: h^ bis mcuth open at the en-3 of
a half mile. Meteor, in England, achieved
all his conquests at hurdling. Parthenia's
English trip for the 0ak3 was a failure, and
when she returned in July, with Iroquois and
Aranza, we looked in vain for something to
recall the elegant high bred filly of 1882, and
Mr. Bishop wisely remarked, one could read
the New Testament through her.
Orrin A. Hickok.
A writer in the Chicago Horseman has the
following about Hickok:
Mr. Hickok first made himself popular as a
driver behind Lucy against Goldsmith Maid,
and in many of those races it was bebeved
that Lucy could nave won, for on several oc
casions Lucy was only beaten by a head, but
as the mares were owned in part by the same
parties, it is still a doubt in the minds of
many whether or no Lucy could have won or
not. But one race in particular that the
writer will never forget was the race between
Lucy, American Girl and Goldsmith Maid,
at Cleveland, about 1872. In this race the
Maid was a big favorite, American Girl sec
ond. Hickok, with Lucy, only brought
about $5 in a hundred. After scoring a few
times they got the word, but on rounding
the first turn the Maid choked and fell and
was distanced. Lucy won the heat and race
with ease.
After the days of Lucy, Hickok went to
California, and when St. Julien was taken
there he was placed in his hands to train and
drive, and after some years of patience and
good horsemanship, Hickok and St. Julien
showed to the front and their names were
telegraphed from California all over the
world, in the fall of 1880, as having trotted
a mile in 2:12%. But many of our best
horsemen rather doubted it, some saying that
the California climate, tracks, watches,
timers, etc., were all a little fast, and that he
never could do it again over our eastern
tracks; but Hickok, knowing that he had a
great horse, and that he could repeat 2:1234,
brought St. Julien east, and in
June, 1881, at Detroit, gave him a mile in
2:163^, and on the 4th of July, same season,
another fast mile, and at that time I was
confident he could beat 2:12>< over a good
track. Still offers of 5 to 1 were made, and
no takers, that he could not equal or beat his
record of 2:12%. But at Rochester, same
season, he lowered St. Julien's record to
2:11%, and at Hartford a few weeks later he
drove him in 2:113^, and at that time placed
himself and St. Julkn at the head of all rec
Mr. Hiekok has several very promising
colts for next year's campaign and thinks
St. Julien will be as good as ever next season;
if so we hope to see him lower his record.
FOR SALE—Brown mare 15:3 high foaled in
1878, fired by Swigert, 650, 1st dam by Gold
smith's Abdallah 164 ; she is standard and regis
tered in 5 vol., also in Wallace'*'Monthly, Febru
ary, (see) Lorlei, due to foal Feb. 30, 1884. 309
Selby avenue, St. Paul, Minn. 56-63-70
LAKE COMO STOCK FARM—I have for sale
a nice lot of colts and fillies, one, two and
three yearolds, all standard bred, got by DeGraff's
Alexander, and by Theseus, by Administrator,
dam by Almont, son of Alexander's Abdallah.
Also, for sale, Oakwood, four years old, by Alex
ander, standard, 1855. W. L. McGrath.
STANDARD Choice Trotting Stock —Road,
track, breeding, very desirable stallions,
mares and younger; closing nominal prices. De
sirable, choice Alderney cow G. A. B. Shawe,
402 East Ninth street, 5U
FOR SALE—Young Trotting Stock—I have
several one and two-year-old colts, the get
of Baymont, 1,027, son of Alden Goldsmith, 337
out of standard mares. Colts all large and
rangy, fine looking, and unmistakably showing
the promise of speed. G. W. Sherwood. 42*
Miscellane ous.
The road house located at Fargo Fair
grounds is for sale or rent. Address J. M.
Morrison or George Marelius, Fargo, D. T.
Major J. S. Clark, has sold his farm, Wal
nut Hall,on the Newtown pike, Ky., contain
ing 400 acres to a gentlemen recently from
Mexico, for §96.50 per acre or $40,000.
G. A. Dallimone, a veterinary surgeon,
graduate of the Ontario Veterinary college,
has taken up his residence in St. Paul, where
he intends to practice his profession and
treat all diseases of the horse, cow and all
other domeeticated animals.
Eighty-eight colts and fillies, the get of Vir
gil, have been sold at the Elmendorf Annual
Sales since 1874, aggregating $64,298-87,
averaging about $725. His get won on the
turf from 1876 to 1883 inclusive, $224,831 50
in 1,243 races, in which they were first in 229,
second in 210, third in 184, and unplaced in
Dr. L. Herr, Forest Park, Lexington, Ky.,
has sold to Mr. Archibald Kerr, Eureka,
Kan., the chestnut colt Traveller, foaled 1883
by Happy Traveller, dam Madeline Mambrino
by MambrinoPatchen and the chestnut filly
finest of All, folded 1883, by Mambrino
King, dam Golden Lake by Lakeland Ab
Capt. Wm. Cottrill, Mobile, Ala., has pur
chased of Mr. Lewis Stewart, New Jersey,
the chestnut horse, Miser, foaled 1S77, by
imp. Australian, dam Aerolite, by Lexing
ton : 2d dam Florine, by imp. Glencoe; 3d
dam Melody, by Medoc, etc., and he will be
sent to the Magnolia stud, Ky. Miser is a
full brother of Fellowcraft, Rutherford and
Spendthrift, and is descended from one of
the best racing families in the stud book.
The first of March will be an important
day for owners of horses from the fact that
there will close on that day a large number
of stakes of six of the most prominent racing
associations of the country. The Monmouth
Park association offer twenty-four events for
the three meetings in 1884. The American
Jockey club offer five, the Saratogo associa
tion twenty, the Maryland Jockey club five,
the National Jockey club eight and the Chi
cago Driving park twenty-two. The dis
tances in the stakes are popular, added
monev liberal and conditions easy.
Turf, Field and Farm, Feb. 22.: Gen.
Henry H. Baxter, who established several
years ago a large breeding farm at Rutland,
Vermont, selecting liberally from the fash
ionable strains at Stony Ford, died at his
residence, Fifth avenue, in this city, on Fri
day night last, He was prominently identi
fied with the railroad interests of the country,
and was a man of enterprise and fortune.
His health became impaired and he disposed
of his stud, and has for three or four years
lived a retired life. He was a native of Ver
mont, was full of public spirit, and his
death has caused widespread regret.
Mr. W.R. Babcock, for Capt. Wm. Cottriil,
Mobile, Ala., has conditionally purchased
the bay horse Erdenhiem, foaled 1877, by
imp. Leamington, dam Long Nine by Light
ning, out of Sallie, by imp. Sovereign. The
condition of sale is that Erdenhiem 7 shall be
sound and satisfactory in other respects, and
there is no objection on the score of un
soundness, it is safe to say. Erdenhiem will
go to the Magnolia Stud, Kentucky. With Er
denhiem and Miser in the Magnolia Stud, we
feel nohesitency in predicting for that breed
ing establishment a future as bright as its
past has been when the lamented Buckden
was head of the harem.
W. B. Chisholm, Cleveland, had the mis
fortune to lose his fine road horse Calmar, re
cord 2:22, on Feb. 12, from paralysis of the
kidneys. Calmar was a bay gelding, foaled
1870, by Bourbon Chief, dam by March's
Bolivar. In 1876 he was brought out, gain
ing a record of 2:30. In 1877 he won eight
races, reducing his record to 2:23}^, and the
following year made it 2:23 }{. In 1881, he
won a race of seven heats at Pittsburg, taking
the second, sixth and seventh heats, obtain
ing his record in the last heat after a post
ponement. He had a wagon record of 2:24J^,
and a two-mile record of" 5:15. During his
career he won nineteen races and upwards
of $10,000.
Buffalo N. T. Fetes: Buffalo Girl, weight
about 900 pounds, will be started in the free
for-all pacing class again this season. She
is looking just as fine as silk, and if nothing
happens to her it seems to be almost a fore
gone conclusion that she will lower her re
cord of 2:123^, made in 1882 and repeated
last season in a fourth heat at Pittsburg.
Billy McDonald, her driver, says: "If I
should drive her with a running mate, I
almost know that I could send the "Girl" a
mile in two minutes be'fore the close of '84;
but that is not a fair way of testing the
speed of a horse." She is owned by Mr.
Jay Pettibone, of this city, who has refused a
big price for her.
M. T. Grattan in the Chicago Breeder's
Gazette has the following: "Col. Wm. S.
King, of Minneapolis, who is getting to
gether a choiee selection of thoroughbreds,
is in the city on his ■.v-.y b.***me from New
York. He i3 on the lookout for a few more
mares that can be bought at a reasonable
figure. Eugene Leigh, who has the personal
supervision of this breeding venture, is an
enthusiast over the blue-blooded galloper,
and a faithful, painstaking manager, who de
serves and undoubtedly will attain success.
He has likely properly recorded the wager
made with the writer over the three-year-old
performances of the youngsters passed upon
at Minneapolis last season. Remember the
colt is to beat the filly, and McGrath shall
furnish the suit."
Patents Granted.
Louis Bagger & Co., mechanical experts
and solicitors of patents, Washington, D. C,
report that on Feb. 19th the following pat
ents were granted to citizens of Minnesota:
R. H. D. Morrison, Winona, pipe-return,
C. L. Travis, carpet-sweeper, 293,988 and
On the same date the following were grant
ed to citizens of Wisconsin:
F. H. Botte, Milwaukee, hay-carrier, 293,
F. N. Brett, Sparta, mechanical motor,
E. G. Durant and E. Shupe, Racine, opera
chain, 293,724.
J. E. Hamilton, Two Rivers, interchang
able chart frame, 293,731.
A. S. Hibbard, Milwaukee, time-signal for
toll lines of telephone exchanges, 298,736.
J. J. Loonev, Hazel "Green, neck-yoke,
R. J. Thomas, Milwaukee, safety valve,
Illinois hard coal sells in this city at $5.00 per
S. W. Abbott, of Glenville, is talking of remov
ing to Albert Lee next spring.
The county commissioners will meet at the
auditor's office on the 17th of March.
On last Wednesday, Mr. John L. Gibbs resumed
his principalship of the Geneva school.
It is reported that W. W. Powell is also about
to go out of business, and that his store will be
rented to some strangers.
G. O. Sunby has advertised his stock of dry
goods to be sold at cost. They say that he is
selling out remarkably cheap.
On each of the three bnrned districts of Albert
Lea, there is a goodly number of brick already,
awaiting for the opening of spring.
M. H. Tensell, the agent of the B., C, R. and
N., and M. aud St. L., at this place has been
made more happy by an increase of his salary.
On Clark street, east of Broadway Naeve &
Soth have commenced the excavation of a cellar,
over which they intend next spring to erect a fine
brick store.
The ladies of the Episcopal church, this winter
have given several very nice church sociables,
which have always been largely attended. At
McMillen's hall la?t Thursday evening tbey gave
(as Lent commences Wednesday), the last enter
tainment of this season. It differed from any of
the others in that it was a
sheet and pillow case party. There was a large
attendance, and all seemed to join in and partake
of, perhaps, the best entertainment of the sea
It is said that at the residence of G. 0. Sunbry,
last Wednesday evening, the young people's
sociable proved a success realizing about $25.
It was an entertainment of this kind, you took
your lady and gave her name to a person who
deposited it in a box, and when the supper time
had arrived (after that the box had been well
shaken) you direct a name and the lady whose
you drew had to be weighed, and you pay one
half cent per pound (advoirdupois) for the
pleasure of eating supper with her. I scarcely
think it possible that it was a young people's
sociable, for it is said that some paid as high as
Albert Lea Standard: W. E. Todd of the new
steam mill was in the city Monday, and, besides
inspecting the work being done by the six mill
wrights at the mill, made inquiries about buying
or building a residence. He made arrangements
to have some of the smaller castings for the
machinery of the mill done at the foundary of
Brundin & Sons, ane spoke wry highly of the
skill of that firm and their facilies for doing work.
He promises that the new mill shall be equal to
the very best in the West, and that it shall be
conducted to the entire satisfaction, not only of
the people of this city, but of the entire farming
It is quite generally known that it is no un
common occurrence (especially in leap years) to
hear of a bachelor now and then going on a spree
though the effects of his being dissipated are in
some way slighted by some fine lady. But to
give vent to their ire the bachelors of this city
have established a new plan, namely, at the Gul
bert house next Tuesday evening, to have a first
class supper. There are something in the neig
borhood of fifty of our best bachelors who have
registered their names as being good for 50 cents.
They are going to have a good time, and it will
make some of the young ladies of this city feel
that it is not at all times the best to have leap
On Wednesday the 27th and on Thursday the
28th inst., a great international walking match is
to take place at Seargeant & Fuller's skating rink.
Up to date six entries have been made, Panchot
of Chicago, Modoc of Faribault, Charles Paul of
Illinois, Fred Clark of Iowa, J. Donaldson of
Morristown, and one who registered as the great
Unknown. Professionals pay an entrance fee of
$25; amateurs are allowed to enter free. The
winner is to be awarded the belt, and SO per cent,
of the gate receipts. 115 miles must be covered
to win a prize. A prize of $50
will be given to any amateur of
of this city who will walk 115 miles according to
the prize rules. Noted walkers from different
parts of the country are expected to
take part and vie for the championship. It is fair
to predict that the contest will be exciting and
that some splendid pedestrianism will be mani
S. W. Redmond has gone to Chicago.
C. Van Campen was here over Sunday.
Han. Burr Duel was in the city last Saturday.
Fred Livermore went east on business last
Mr. Ives, of ths firm of Erwin, Ryan & Ives, is
in the city,
W. J. Easton returned from his eastern trip
last Friday.
Prof. Durkee has been confined to his bed for
some time.
D. S. Hebbard writes from Florida that his
health is improving.
A. E. Samnel has gone to St. Louis, where he
will join his family.
The X. Y. Z. club will give a party at Cook's
hotel Monday evening.
Arrangements are being made for a celebration
in Rochester on St. Patrick's day.
A blizzard has been prevailing for twelve
hours, aud trains are again suspended.
The Emmet Literary society will hold a party
at Rommel's hall next Monday evening.
Mrs. A. H. Stevens has been ill with typhoid
fever since her removal to Spring Valley.
A State Teachers' institute will be held in this
city, beginning Monday, March 17. at 2 o'clock.
T. H. Titus has been in Chicago for the past
six weeks, looking after the interests of the
Lockie Horse Shoe Pad company.
Michael Burns, of High Forest, and Miss Han
nah Lawler, of Haverhill, wee united in matri
monial bonds on Monday. February 18.
Messrs. Marsh, Castle and Clapp are not
expected to return from Madison before
The electric light will probably not be in
operation again before Wednesday or even
Thursday evening.
From the sale of supper tickets and other
sources, the city relief fund will be increased
nearly §250, which will enable the committee
to perform a world of good.
In consequence of the illness of one of the
carrier boys, it is possible a few of the sub
scribers of the Globe have been missed, as
it takes some time for a new carrier to learn
the route.
A man named Lawson residing on Union
Place in the rear of Browley's livery stable,
had his leg broken by a fall on tbe sidewalk
while on his way home Saturday night. Al
though a number of minor of mishaps have
occurred during the winter in consequence
of the dangerous condition of the sidewalks.
The above is the only serious accident that
has resulted from that cause.
"In advising you whom to marry," says
the Rev. Dr. Hutton, "I must warn you
against the lazy man and the drinking man.
Two stubborn or high-tempered persons
should not marry. Women should study to
be good housekeepers, and a girl without
taste or liking for housekeeping should never
marry. In the city of Philadelphia in 18S3,
out of 306 applications there were 224 divor
-* ™r.t:3.
The City's Musical Culture and Her
Musical Societies.
Simultaneous Death of an Aged Couple in
the First Ward.
George Peck's Growing "Wealth—The
Evening Wisconsin Strike—Sev
eral Paragraphs.
] Special Correspondence of the Globe.]
Milwaukee, Feb. 24.—This city is noted
for its beer, its brick, and the musical cul
ture of its inhabitants. The scent of the
beer is ever present, the creamy brick is al
ways in sight, but the deep lying love for
melody and musical harmony is only occa
sionally manifest—whenever opportunity
affords a feast of song or an instrumental
concert. To the Milwaukee Musical soeiety
belongs the honor of having promoted the
growth of musical culture to its present high
state. It was founded by music-loving Ger
mans—and Germans, as a rule, are musical
if they are not musicians—and for many
years conducted concerts on an imposing
scale. Latterly, while perhaps none the less
robust physically, if that term may be
applied to the membership roll and
the treasury, its concerts have
not been conducted with the old
time eclat. Concerts are given occasionally
and rehearsals regularly held, but they do not
seem to draw the general attention that was
accorded them years ago, when the musical
society was the only singing society of im
portance in the city. During the height of
the German society's popularity, (it is not at
all unpopular now,) a clique of Americans
started the Philharmonic society into an un
certain existence. For a time there was
music and enthusiasm, but it did not last.
The cause of the society's wane cannot be
recalled just now, but it was probably owing
to the "green-eyed monster," which seems
to fill the bonnets of singer with distraction
with the same facility that it drives lovers
mad. There was a hint of this cause of decay
in the Philharmonics in the course pursued
by the Arion society, now the
leading American Musical association in the
course of its huge concerts during the early
years of its career. While Milwaukee singers
were welcomed to places in the chorus and
applauded for their work there, all the solos
were allotted to outsiders. This was a radi
cal preventive measure, but it greatly con
served the strength of the society. But the
writer is drifting from the subject he had in
view at the opening of this letter, the really
excellent concerts given by the Arions. 'The
opening work of the season was the "Dam
nation of Faust," by Berlioz, with Theodore
Thomas and his orchestra to support the vo
cal forces of the society. The second con
cert was given Tuesday evening, and con
sisted of selections from Handel's oratorio
"Judas Maccabaeus," and MacKenzie's new
cantata, "The Bride." The Arions were as
sisted by the Ladies' Cecilian choir, and sup
ported by an orchestra of Milwaukee musi
cians. The Academy of Music was filled with
the elite of the city, who pronounced the
concert a grand success. Prof. Tomlins, of
Chicago, was the leader.
A remarkably touching visitation of death
was telegraphed abroad by resident reporters
Wednesday morning: that of the almost sim
ultaneous demise of Mr. and Mrs. F. C.
Bradley, who lived on Doty street, in the
First ward. At an early hour on the morning
named, Mr. Bradley appeared at the house of
a neighbor and asked for assistance for his
wife, who, he stated, was very ill. The neigh
bor's wife hurriedly dressed and repaired to
the house of the Bradleys, where she found
Mr. Bradley dead on the floor in the doorway
between the dining room and parlor, while
on the floor in an alcove chamber adjoining
the parlor lay the cold and lifeless body of
his aged wife. As Mr. Bradley had for some
time been afflicted with heart disease, it is
supposed his death was caused by the shock
experienced on finding his wife dying or
dead on the floor, from an epileptic fit. Mr.
Bradley was once wealthy, but unfortunate
ventures in the line of rail
road contracting swept away his fortune
and reduced him to the level of a wage
worker. He has been employed in the United
States engineer's office, in this city, and at
the time of his death was book-keeper and
draughtsman for a contracting firm. The
deceased couple left two sons, one a book
keeper in E. P. Allis' iron works, and the
other in the insane hospital at Oshkosh. The
simultaneous taking off of an aged pair
touches the heart in a vulnerable spot, and
awakens tender emotions. After a life of
varying fortune, whose triumphs and trials
were shared by both, one can imagine them
walking, arm in arm, through the "dark
valley of the shadow," into the land that has
never been seen by mortal eye.
After repeatedly referring to the prospects
for a new hotel on the east side, the only ex
cuse for again touching upon the subject lies
in the fact that Alexander Mitchell, upon
whose return so much expectancy was stored,
has opened his lips on the subject in answer
to a reporter's query as to his opinion of
its necessity. The physically and financially
sturdy Scotchman replied: "You might as
well ask me what I think of the necessity of
teaching a boy the ten commandments. One
is needed very much." As to the prospect
of its being built, he says: " At present there
is no such prospect at all. The people are all
talking about it, but everybody is waiting for
some one else to act. Instead of putting
their shoulders to the wheel, they are calling
on Hercules."
peck's luck.
Among the real estate transfers recorded
during the past week, was that of Caroline
Metcalf (wife of the wealthy boot and shoe
manufacturer), to Geo. W. Peck, the humor
ist of the Sun, of the fine stone residence and
elegant grounds on Prospect street, originally
prepared for a home for Melbert B. Cary,
whose wife is a daughter of the Metcalfs.
Tbe property has a frontage of 90 feet on the
street, and runs back to the lake. The house is
an elegant one internally, and on the lake
side, which is not visible from the street, has
a pleasing facade; but the street side, which
is universally the showy side of houses, the
residence has the appearance of a feudal
castle or a jail. Mr. Metcalf is a great trav
eler, and while abroad contracted novel ideas
in regard to building houses in northern
climates; and in order to have the front of
the house face away from the
chill winds of winter he re
versed the order of things and presented
the back of it to the public street. Of the
two doors visible from the street, one leads
into the kitchen and the other into the
library. Mr. Peck paid $40,000 for the prop
erty, if the records are correct, and at that
price got a bargain, as the house alone
must have cost that amount. When
one stops to think of Peck's sudden rise
from newspaper drudgery and debts to h's
present position —in a few years—hope the
chances for betterment in this world are not
all gone lightens the labor of many a pencil
pusher, who has neither humor or money.
Further evidence of Mr. Peck's prosperity is
given in the fact that he has contracted
with a TVinneconne builder for a steam
yacht sixty-five feet long with a fifteen horse
power engine, for use on Lake Winnebago
and the greater lakes.
Although the strike of priniers on the Even
ing Wisconsin is a failure so far as preventing
the' issue of the paper is
concerned, the Typographical^ union
is issuing circulars to the public
and endeavoring to boycott the establish
ment. Probably never before were strikers
in su?h on pn*>ni«>1<ms p" aition. The strflr*
is confined to the newspaper composing
room of the paper, the job room employing
Union men at the Union scale—and better
in some instances—and the press room em
ploying members of the Pressman's union,
which sanctions the actions of the strikers.
Men in two departments are taking wages
from the firm and assisting strikers in an
other department of the same establishment
to boycott the entire institution. A peculiar
state of things, surely. One is lead to in
quire if consistency is not a jewel hopelessly
lost by these hot-headed sticklers for imagin
ary rights.
The Mission band will give a grand charity
ball, at the Plankiton house, on the ISth of
One of the marriages of the week was that
of Anthony D. Allibone and Miss Bessie W.
Gamer, second of the late Dr. J. E.
A. II. Pirie, son of J. A. Pirie, secretary
of the Forest Home Cemetery association,
was married, at St. Louis, Wednesday, to
Miss Lillian Garrison. Mr. Pirie will en
gage in business in St. Louis with his wife's
A resolution, appropriating $34,000 for the
erection of a new police station and muni
cipal court room, on the northeast corner of
Oneida street and Broadway has been passed
by the board aldermen, and the board of pub
lic works will immediately advertise for plans
and proceed to its construction.
The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons
of Wisconsin was in session during rhe
week. E. J. Fan*, of Eau Claire, was elected
grand high priest; Stephen H. Alban, of
Wausau, deputy grand high priest; N. C.
Daniells, of Watertown, grand king, and
Geo. S. Anthony, of Darlington, grand
The position of general manager and sec
retary of the exposition has been offered to
Gen. E. W. Hicks, who was manager of the
big show during its initial year. The general
is now living at Cambridge, Mass.
The hardware house of Clarence Shepard
<fc Co., which went to the wall the other day,
was the oldest hardware house in the city or
state. Tbe failure caused general surprise in
business circles. The assets are given at
$75,000. and the liabilities between $100,000
and $150,000.
Milwaukee raised over $5,000 for the' Ohio
valley flood sufferers.
John L. Mitchell has been nominated for
school commissioner of the Fourth ward,vice
John Johnston, resigned.
Prof. Chas. W. Dodge, a leading professor
of music, who has served at different times
as organist at St. Paul's, Immauual and Ply
mouth churches, has gone to Chicago to re
The surveying party that ran the line for
the proposed new railroad from Chicago to
Sehleisingerville, which, it was hinted, would
eventually connect with the Wisconsin Cen
tral, and complete a new route from Chicago
to St. Paul, have completed their labor-*, but
are mum as oysters when questioned in re
gard to their employers.
A corporation is being formed for the pur
pose of building a line of road from Genoa
Junction, near the southern boundary o' tin
state, to Florence, an iron miniug town in
the extreme northeastern section, via .^Wau
kesha, Oconomowoc and Appleton.
Indications all Point, the Tribune
Thinks, to the Western Metrop
olis as the National Capital.
Which Should be at the Great Business Center
From Which the Currents of Nat
ional Influence Radiate.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Feb. 24.—This morning the
Tribune printed the following editorial, head
ed, "The Future National Capital." The
selection of Chicago as the locality for the
meeting of the Republican national conven
tion, followed by its selection as the locality
of the Democratic national convention, with
out any serious dispnte of the claims in either
case, not only shows that the country has
come to regard this city as the only available
place for holding conventions, but unmistak
ably indicates the drift of its progress in a
direction which must end in making it
the capital of the republic.
As the country grows and develops the
demands of that growth will make themselves
felt in a call for the removal of the capital
from the present site to the great center of
the country. It will not be content with a
capital which has no life of its own, no cen
ter of influences, "no characteristics of ac
tivity except such as are brought into it from
the outside, no contigaity to the people and
popular sentiment. The capital will natural
ly go to the place where the great currents
of national in Ounces radiate,
the center where social, po
litical and economical interests converge
and where great movements spontaneously
originate and great results are achieved. Tin
capital will inevitably go to the fountain
head. The central motive power which in
fuses the national system with its vitality
and which originates and creates the policies
necessary to the successful developement of
the country. That center is Chicago. Year
after year it has concentrated within itself
the real forces of the country. It is like
the storage battery whence are supplied the
vital currents that arouse dormant energies
into action. It has become more
and more the railroad center,
the great distributing point, the political
center, the intellectual center, the entertain
ment center of the country.
Parties wishing to infuse campaigns with
life start their candidates here; foreigners
wishing to observe the characteristics of the
country come here; estimates of the charac
ter of the American people are formed here.
The city is cosmopolitan, unprovincial and
not narrowed by local influences or contract
ed by absurd traditions like eastern cities.
Everything is done on broad areas, and from
some generous standpoint with an outlook
that stretches to the national horizon. All
these influences and outreachings are sure
confirmations that in the near future
Chicago must be the national capital.
A Spotter Denounced.
To the Editor of the Globe.
There is at the present time an individual,
whose present name is Hough, ostensibly
plying a calling which is actually
a blind and is therefore
fore not his legitimate calling. The pretend
ed business of the individual for a short
time back necesitated frequent trips on the
St. Paul, Minneapolis 6c Manitoba short
The cringing sycophant who by long con
tinued hand licking of his superiors, with a
persistent desire to dress parade his conduct
to conform to the views of his masters, has
won a peculiar confidence which entitles the
slick aud wily gentleman to the position
and title of spotter.
Is it reasonable to suppose that railroad
conductors will take a lively interest in the
welfare of a corporation that deigns to em
ploy for their espionage one whose vocation
and nature is that peculiar to a sneak thief.
To say the least, it is placing conductors in
a humilating position, a position not having
a tendency to reform. N. M. P.
Juvenile intemperance is increasing in
England. A recent illustration of it is as fol
lows : At Birmingham, two little damsels,
the one 9 and the other 12, opened their
money boxes one night, and invested the
contents, two shillings, in whisky. Being
joined by a ten-year-old cousin, the three
sat down, and then and there consumed
every drop of the spirits. They were after
ward found in a helpless state of intoxication,
and the youngest still remains seriously ill.
Gray and brown are said to be the most
f«shi?nabl«- shades.
The Rest of thr Story.
The Chicago Tribune of Saturday gives fol
lowing as the balance of the story of how W.
L. Scott attempted to sell out the Rock Is
land to Vanderbllt: He pretended to be
representing the Rock Island while he w.n
really acting for Vandcrbiit, and was guilty
of a breach of faith which if he had been in
the army would have entitled him to be shot
as a traitor. The Tribune account, while
full and correct, did not allude to one of
the most amusing episodes in connection
with the business. The Rock Island sup
posed it was negotiating by Scott's help with
the Northwestern to gel joint control of the*
Burlington. Cedar Rapids <fe Northern. -
and John I. Blair, of the Burlinsrton, Cedar
Rapids -5c Northern, and the Northwi
people expected to catch the Rock Is
land people napping, and to run through
a scheme to have the lease made out -
in the interest of the Northwestern I
their intentions could be di
srated. But Mr. Cable, then general manager
'of the Rock Island, learned ju-t a few •
before the meeting of the Burlin *
Cedar Rapids t \: Norther:! -^t
John I. Blair had a formal offer drawn up to
submit to them from the North-'.
for a lease entirely in the letter's
He had just time to hustle around an
two of the directors and inform them of the
true inwardness of Blair's Intended prop
which he found they were iu Ignorance. At the
same time he prepared a counter proposition
to Offset that of Mr. Blair. At the same
meeting of the directors of the Burlington,
Cedar Rapids i\: Northern, Blair, who was
entirely ignorant of the counterplot
arranged by Mr. Cable, arose
and eloquently advocated the immediate rati
fication of the lease of the road to tbe North
western, and at the same time submitted the
formal proposition from the Northwestern.
One of the directors whom Cable had |
quietly asked Mr. Blair if those were th<
terms the Burlington, Cedar Rapids A North
ern could obtain for a lease of its line. Blair
replied: -Why, yes; it is a magnificent
offer! No other road can afford to pay act
much as the Northwestern. 1
*• -Well, I don't know aboul that.' said the
director, 'but I have here a sealed communi
cation which has been banded to me to give
to the secretary. I believe the commut
tion has some bearing on the question. The
secretary will please read it.'
••The communication was read and proved
to be a proposal from the Hock Island to pav
$100,000 a year more than the Northwestern
offered. Tims the bottom fell out of Scott's
scheme and the whole arrangement blew up
with a loutl report.
"All of which is preliminary to letting out
one of the most potent causes of Vanderbilt'a
irritation in the business. Vanderbllt and
and their little coterie of Wall street
operators thought tbey bud a perfectlj sure
thing on this lease. Bcotl hnd managed the
negotiation! so skillfully thai he fell butc the
Rock island hud no inkling of what \* I
lug on, and so for the purpose of
making a little speculation out of
this pot tbey formed a syndicate and I
themselves up with Cedar Rapids stock. They
intended selling this to the lam!'- al a hand
some advance after the ratification of the
lease, but it happened, as the Tribune states,
that the lease never was ratified. The price
of the stock broke in the market, running
down in a few weeks from 85 to 67, so Van
derbllt, 8cott and company had to put up
with a bad loss Instead of pocketing a heavy
profit The few who have known these fa< ts
have had a quiet laugh at the expense of the
schemers who tried to i,led the lambs by
betting on the success of Scott's scheme.''
The St. rant A Dulut/i Road.
The net income of this road for the v. ■ a r
1883 was u< follows: From laud and stamp
age sales, $230,288.46; from operation of
railroad. $865,548.84; total net income for
year, $585,787.30. Paid interest on bonds,
$50,000; paid equipment trust sinking fond,
$44,869.28; total. $94,362.28; balance, 14
425.02; dividends on preferred 7 per
cent, $850,731.50; balance for the war end
ing Dee. 31, 1888, $140,698.53; balance of in
come December 81, 1889, $286,664.30;
balance of ineome December 31, 1888, zvit.
857.82. of this balance $309,651.27 remains
on band in income account, and the remaining
$117,706.55 represents $122,000 preferred
Stock received tor lands and canceled. Tbe
gross earnings from the operation of the rail
road were $1,328,527,95 in l^s:i ; .^i.io'j,
*<}().73 in 18X2; $7:52,630.*.':. in 1SS1, and
$596,112.47 in 1880. A condensed balance
sheet as of December 81, 1888, is given be
low, but, the 1,206,867 acres ,,f land of the
company are not included among a
therein stated: Assets Cost of road and
equipment,$10,120,880.70; stocks and bonds
of branch roads and towns, $505,1!
wood, coal, rails, ties, supplies, etc., $161,
204.40; station agents, conductors and
others, $28,257.41; cash on band. $203,
424.4X*. dividend fund. $175,413; total, $11,
599,862.48. Liabil-ties—Preferred stock,
$5,035,707.70; common stock, $4,055,407.
51: first mortgage bonds, 5 per cent,. $1,
000,000; equipment trnstCdue and ceases
May 1). $22,181.14; accrued interest, rentals
and taxes, $57,480.0'.); payrolls, vouchers
and sundry accounts, $268,535.30; bills pay
able and foreign roads, $131,984.73; divi
dend No. 5 (payable February I), $175,413;
deferred income from lands and stnmpage,
$405,547.85; balance of realized Income
from canceled preferred stock. $136,877.39,
remaining in income account, $309,651.27;
total, $11,699,862.48.
Hail Note*.
The gross earnings of the Illinois Central
for the "week ending Feb. 15, were: Illinois
and Southern divisions. $208,065; Iowa divi
sion, $33,910; total, $241,975. The
earnings for the corresponding week last
year were: Illinois and Southern divisons,
$224.77:2: Iowa divison, $35,550; total. $260,
328. Decrease, $18,353.
The Milwaukee & .St. Paul has just issued a
new tariff to the Black Hills, giving rates
from Chicago, Milwaukee, or Racine to
Rapids City, Lead City, and other points. A
new rate of $3 per 100 pounds without class
ification is made, which Is a material reduc
tion. The rate from St. Paul to the points
named is placed at $2.75. The same road is
also preparing a new emigrant movable tariff
to take effect March 1, showing rates from
Chicago. Milwaukee, and Racine to points in
Iowa, Dakota and Minnesota.
Official announcement is made of the ap
pointment of Mr. J. M. Johnson as assistant
general freight agent of the Rock Island iu
place of T. P. Wolfe, deceased. Mr. John
son assumes the duties of his new position
February 25. Official announcement is also
made of the appointment of Mr. Fred Wild
as general southwestern agent of the Rock
Island with headquarters at Kansas City.
Mr. Wild will have charge of the freight bus
iness of this company at Kansas City, Leav
enworth, Atchison, St. Joe, and the territory
west thereof.
Time to Clean up After the Repub
I Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Cincinnati Feb. 24.—The Enquirer sayst
The Democratic National convention will be
held in Chicago on the 8th of July—five
weeks later than the Republican convention,
which has already been announced for the
same city on the 3d of June. The Republi
cans will probably complete their business by
the 7th of June, and the Democrats begin to
assemble about the 1st of July. This will
give the Chicago hotel keepers fully three
weeks in which to shovel out the Republican
mud and cart away the emptly bottles, and
lay in a stock of wholesome provisions for
the Democracy.
A Mexican Consul General.
St. Louis, Feb. 24.—Late advices from the
City of Mexico are to the effect that the Mex
ican government contemplates the establish
ment of a consul generalship in the Mis-is
sippi valley, with headquarters at St. Louis
or Chicago, and that the name of John F.
Caldii. present Mexican consul in this city,
is favorably mentioned.
TnE London Lancet shows that English
medical men enjoy remarkable longevity.
Out of thirty-live more or less distinguished
professors of tbe healing art who have ex
pired during the past year two were 95 years
of age, two 92, two 94, one 91, two 90, one
89, three 8S, three 87, live SO, two 85, three
84, four S3, on* 82 and four SO.

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