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DULL MARKETS. I
But a General Downward Ten- 1
fancy all Around.
Too 3lueh Grain in Sight for Bull
And the Demoralization of New York Central
the Scare in Wall Street.
JFpoclal Telegram to the Globe. I
CniCAGo, Sept. 2, — On 'change to-day there
■was an appearance of Inactivity bordering on
dullness. The grain markets were weaker
ami prices for future delivery ranged lower.
European and eastern advices failed to
offer any encouragement to those who looked
Cor an advance, and then was an absence
of sufficient outside buying to maintain
-lay's prices. Wheat was the leading
favorite, bat the backwardness of outside
buyers deprived the market of energy and a
weak feeling soon developed resulting in a
decline which was checked by covering by
the shorts. The absence of any shipping
demand for spring grades and the already
accumulation here and at other leading
spring wheat points, and the almost positive
certainty that they are likely to undergo a
Btill more rapid augmentation in the near
future, is discouraging to friends of higher
prices. On the other band the low figures
prevailing and the growing ease In the
money market are facts that should not be
regarded by those who are tempted to sell
Corn, like wheat, was weaker and the
opening prices were the best. But as regards
the near future the situation is diffrent from
that of the former grain, stocks being small
and the prospect of a continuance of even
current receipts Is by no means flattering,
while the shipping demand is good. There
is. however, an absence of large speculative
buying to bold for an advance, and at pres
ent the outlook promises little more than a
scalping trade In which those who buy or sell
are not promised large profits. But the sit
uation encourages a belief that purchases on
breaks for this and the next month are far
more likely to pay a profit than a loss.
Speaking of the corn crop, L. Everingbam
BaM to-day: "The corn crop is just now in a
very critical condition. Twenty days of hot,
forcing weather, without frost, is needed to
mature the bulk of the crop, yet the weather
is changeable, with cool nights, and a frost
may occur at any time. I do not look for
any corn lit to ship before November."
Oats show little change and the demand
for shipment about keeps up with the re
Provisions were dull, and despite the small
receipts of hogs prices for meats, lard and
year pork were a shade lower. Closing prices
for the October options were: Wheat, Me:
corn, :>u'.,e; oats, 2«^c; pork, 515. 50; lard,
f 7. r» }..; ; ribs, $10.05.
Wheat opened firm In expectation that the
itrong buying for an advance developed yes
terday would be continued to-day, but the
bright weather, fairly good receipts and pros
pects of good arrivals in the near future, to
gether with a reported increase in visible
supply of 650,000 bushels, when a decrease
of over a million had been predicted, had a
depressing effect on holders, although tele
grams from New York stated that the visible
supply statement, as prepared by Walker,
would show from 400,000 to 500,000 decrease.
However, there was a rush to sell when the
Chicago figures were, posted, and in the next
fifteen minutes October, which had opened
at Sl^c, had declined to 80% c,
with free sales by Comstock, Milminc
iV Bodman, Cudahy & Singer, Schwartz &
Dupee sold about half a million bushels on
account of New York parties, and Lester also
executed some heavy orders from sellers at
the same point, while the sales of Milmine
& Bodman were for the account of Toledo
and Kansas City parties mainly. At the de
cline there was a better class of buying, and
with reports of 1 ._.<• advance in New York,
and 70,000 bushels of No. 2 red taken for
export in St. Louis, buyers showed more
confidence, and prices rallied to SlJ^c clos
ing :; shade off, closing at Blc for October.
September closed at i .••, c, a decline of }.;?.
from yesterday, and November at S'2%c, a
decline of %c.
In the afternoon wheat was steady.
Milminc iV Bodman say: "The exports of
wheat and flour last week show up over three
and one-half millions, which we regard as
the best bull argument we have yet seen,
but we do not look for a permanent advance
in the prices of wheat until later In the
season. It looks more like continuing to sell
at low prices all fall and winter." f
Corn opened quiet and easier at a shade
off from yesterday's prices, and during the
morning only advanced Jg'c, though liberal
buying was indulged in by Caenther, Driver,
Rumscy, Baker, Bliss and Wright. Receipts
were heavy and the visible supply showed
on increase of nearly 452,000 bushels. No
new shipping engagements were made
by lake. The weather was bright
and warm and' European advices quote
the markets on that side dull. During the
later hours of the morning there was a drop
of %c from the top figures, with nearly all
the occupants of the pit heavy sellers.
Among the leaders were Baker, Templeton,
Baldwin, Counselmao, McFarlane, Nat.
Jones, Schwartz, Sherman, Kammercr and a
host of others. At the bottom there was
some buying by shorts and prices recovered
about %c and closed at 52 % C September,
sO'. ; e October and 4.V ! , November. Mr,
Bodman says that September corn will bear
watching, as the indications ere that there is
BOine manipulation about it.
Oats ruled rather dull and heavy with
slight fluctuations. The demand for both
cash and futures is growing lighter, as are
also the receipts, while the stocks in store
are gradually accumulating. September
closed at 25% c and October at '.'.C; ! e, the
same as on yesterday.
Only a moderate business was transacted
in the provision pit and an easier feeling
prevailed, speculators were not inclined to
do much trading and the interest centered
mainly in lard. Shippers were favored with
few orders and made light purchases, and
prices ruled lower on the principal articles.
The stocks reported show a material reduc
tion and are now about equal to those re
ported one year ago. The receipts of the
product were fair and the shipments of all
kinds large. Foreign and eastern advices
exhibited little change. Trading in lard con
tinues light and the only change worthy of
note was a drop of 75c in October pork which
. closed at $15.25. : : V
I There were about 200 cars of Texas and
territorial stock among the fresh receipts of
cattle, out of which were about 150 cars of
Texaus. Owing to the extreme scarcity of
native stock, either good, bad or indifferent,
there was a strong demand for the Texans
and westerns, with a slight advance as com
fe pared with yesterday. There was probably
I not over 100 cars of natives among the fresh
(not over 100 cars natives among the that
receipts, and not over 25 or 30 cars that
could be classified as good. The general
•mm*** was fairly active and prices on all
sorts were 10@15c higher, in many I
instances the natives sold 25c higher I
than at the close last week. Canners
bought the Texan s in big droves, but a few r
lots of the best were taken for shipment, the
dressed beef dialers bought all the ivesterus
and all tliey could get of the natives. There
is a fair business in stackers and feeders, and
prices are ruling high at present. The best j
native* may be quoted at5<>.75(«7.00, second
class natives |firstname.lastname@example.org, common to
fair natives $5.00(u:5.50. Nebraska Texans
13.90^4.86, Texans *3.50(«,4.50.
The hog market was quiet and prices
steady us compared with yesterday, with here
and there a carload selling a shade higher.
The very light receipts of good corn fed en
ables salesmen and speculators to work off
the accumulations of the poor and grassy
sorts that have crowded the market for the
pact eight or ten days,and some of these poor j
nud grassy sorts are selling at a good deal |
lower prteea than they can be bought for in !
the country. The range of grassers was from ]
?4.50((/5.250n assorted, ffl.soQ6.7S andgood
mixed $5.75(«6.40,the market closing steady
with fewer in the pens unsold than for a
week past. Owiug to the very light receipts
of sheep prices are 25@30c higher than at
the close last week.
| Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Chicago, Sept. 2. — To-day's associated
bank clearings were $7,491,000, the increase
being due to board of trade settlements. New
York exchange is still quoted at a discount,
and foreign exchange quiet at $4.81(a4.81^
lor 00 day documentary sterling. Loanable
fuudsare in good supply and rather lightly
called for, currant rates being o<i£7 per cent,
ou call and time loans.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.l
Milwaukee, Sept. 2. — Wheat is dull and
}:1c to c lower to-day. The cables were
steady, and the general feeling here, in the
west, lias been bullish, but spuculation is
very light, and the Chicago report of the
visible supply makys an increase of six hun
dred thousand bushels for last week, which
w.is a disappointment to the bulls. It now
looks as though prices would go lower unless
there, is a decided decrease in the receipts
and that is not likely at present. Corn
steady with liberal receipts. Prices %c
lower. "We quote closing wheat here Sep
tember 78}^e, October 80%e, November
82% c. (Signed.)
Wall & Bigelow.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. (
New Yokk, Sept. 2. — Stocks were some
"hat excited and weak when business
pened. There was free selling of New
'ork Central and it was stated very confi
ently that the rate of dividend was bound
d be reduced to 0 per cent.
The leading spirits in the camp of the
ears talked most discouragingly of and sold
he Graugers, but after all their efforts the
eclincs in them were unimportant. The
narkct remained exceedingly dull during
iart of the day.
There was a raid on Louisville & Nashville
rttb points that it was going much lower.
'be main trouole appeared to be the fear that
he lower rate of dividend expected on Cen
ral would in all likelihood carry down the
ia)auce and give the bears an opportunity to
lemoralize the market generally. A slight
inpiovement characterized the dealings dur
ng the closing hour. Northwestern looked
letter as did St. Paul and Lake Shore.
A. M. Day says of the Wall street situation :
'At the hotels last night both sides were con
ident. The Gould brokers predicted a large
ucrcase in business and a strong
idvauce in prices before Oct. 1.
[he Vanderbilt people talked a rise
>f 15 to 25 points in their stocks.
Jears declared Gould to be a free seller,
["hey gave 6trong bear points on North
vestern, New York Central, and
>t. Paul. It was whispered that
.he big bears had a conference Saturday
night and agreed to begin a selling move
ment. The bears opened the market in
full force with Northwestern on
he best card. The market rai
ded a little the first hour on buy
ng by traders in Northwestern
>t. Paul and Union Paci
fic. During the middle hours sen
sational dispatches were received from Chi
cago stating that the Grand Trunk and Erie
bad formally declared war on the trunk line
pool and . that every thing here
was demoralized in conse
quence. Under it all the markets
lias exhibited strength particularly in the
grangers. Louisville aud Nashville has been
week iv the official announcement that their
financial plan provides for the issue of
$5,000,000 itonds and $5,000,000 preferred
stock. A reported conference of operators
had some influence in strengthening prices
during the last hour. We are inclined to
look for a good trading market for a few
days, with the tendency toward higher
prices. A Saratoga dispatch says the secre
tary of the Tripartite association says that
every diiliculty will be amicably settled.
Vanderbilt people 6ay New York Central
will pay 2 per cent, as usual.
Political Press Comment.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. J
New Your, Sept. 2.— The World: "Wis
consin has the largest German population of
any state in the Union in proportion to the
whole number of inhabitants, and the secret
of this revolt is to be partially discovered in
that fact. There is no longer any doubt
about the attitude the great bulk of the Ger
mans are going to assume in this contest.
They arc naturally a conservative people and
they are afraid of the pyrotechnical Blame.
The very plan that he and his over-sanguine
lieutenants adopted to catch the Irish vote,
not ouly frightened away a large German vote
which the Republicans have depended on
with absolute certainty for many years, but
it has failed of its purpose to the Irish, who
have already come to understand the miser
able hypocrisy of the scheme."
The Titnee: "Wtiat effect Mr. Blaine 1 s
reappearance in his new role will have, it is
is not easy to calculate. He is well known
in Maine and there are thousands of Re
publicans there who have confidence in his
character, but for the most part they are
strong partisans. The really independent
element is apparently not large and it cer
tainly is not demonstrative. The state
election will not furnish a boom for Blame's
candidacy,but it will doubtless be sufficiently
affected by it to denote the direction of any
tendency that may exist."
.iklexa, Mon., Sept. ?.. — Major J. W.
ilatbaway. just from Fort Maginnis, reports
that last week a Missovri river steamer en
route to Bentoa met three men on a raft and
believing to be escaping horse thieves took
them in charge. At Rocky Point forty miles
north of Fort Maginnis, the water became
too low for the boat to proceed, and the
prisoners were turned over to the men on
shore, with instructions to deliver them to
the sheriff. It is 6lnce ascertained the men
on shore were cowboys, and as nothing more
has been heard of the pri6ioners, the con
clusion is that they were lynched.
ST. PAUL MINN., WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 3,1684.
The Model Agricultural City of a
Opening Day ot the Southern Minne
sota Fair and Exposition.
An Auspicious Beginning with Good Attend
aiice and Protracted Sport ou the
| Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Rochester, Sept. 2. — Here we are after an
all day's drive from St. Paul, all owing to
our engineer trying to smother a whole tlock
of sheep near the St. Paul stock yards, and
thus disabling our engine to such an extent
as to make us miss our connections. Of
course the great attraction is the fair, but I
felt enough interest in the beautiful city to
rise this morning at 5 a. m. and take a stroll
Rochester looks as fine as ever with its
clean, broad streets, its tiue brick buildings
and its unmistakable marks ot thrift and
energy upon every hand. The largest pri
mary trading point in Minnesota, it bells
more goods annually, directly to the farmer,
than any other city in the state. There is
no rush and clamor in real estate, and there
never was here. What lots were worth last
year they are worth this, with perhaps a
slight advance, not enough to 6et
anybody crazy, but just enough
to indicate health. Whenever any one
makes any money here they immediately puj
it into real estate. If a fortune falls to a
man or woman at Rochester they immedi
ately buy a brick block, or some residence
property, or some real estate close to town.
There ie not an enormous amount of build
ing beiug done in Rochester at present;
they have about all the business building
necessary for an agricultural city, one that
is purely such, but the city is building
a tine city hall and a number
of fine residences are going up. As I stand
and look down Broadway from College street
and note the three blocks of fine brick
buildings, some of them of highly orna
mental design and elaborate architectural
finish, without a siugle one of them vacant
but all indicating the fact that business de
manded their use. As I see the sidewalks
constantly filled with farmers and their fam
ilies and find that the broad level street is
none too broad to allow one to drive through
between the solid mass of farmers
teams hitched on either side of the way, I
am confirmed in the opinion that I formed
in 1805 that Rochester is the best agricultural
city I ever saw.
I say agricultural because there it, and al
ways has been, a lack of "manufacturing or
commercial business here. A little whole
saling has been done st Rochester for a great
many years, but after all it has never as
sumed proportions and is never likely to. Its
manufacturing interests have never been
worth mentioning either. There has always
seemed to be an apathy upon this subject
here. Milling to a certain amount has been
done here, and the citizens of Rochester and
vicinity could always procure Rochester
flour, but the export trade has never taxed
the railroads for transportation facilities. Of
course oue of the best and most advantageous
things possible for the city would be the fos
teriug and encouraging of manufacturing
establishments. There is a vast amount of
capital here that might be invested in this
direction with profit to itself and benefit to
the city. Agricultural products are abundant
and cheap, labor is as cheap as anywhere in
the west, fuel is not exhorbitantly high,
markets for almost any product are good,
and as a distributing point Rochester has
something of a system of roads connecting
here with the interior. Why capital has
never been directed toward the development
of manufacturing interests, which alone can
make this a large, flourish
ing city, is a problem for
its people to solve. When they awake to the
importance of establishing manufactures
they will get them, for they are able to have
anything they want, and are liable any day
to rise up and imitate the example of their
sister city of Winona in a way that will as
There is no place west of the Mississippi
that I have ever seen which I would prefer
above Rochester to live in. It is simply in
comparable as a residence town. Its
residence streets are broad, well graded
and lined on either side with shade trees
that in summer make an almost perfect arch
of green above your head. It is a high,
well drained, well watered city. It possesses
the finest of educational advantages, and its
society is of the most desirable description.
Fuel and provisions are low and rents are
cheap, and a situation combining more of
•the elements which constitute a desirable
home would be hard to find.
Rochester has had its trials and mis
fortunes. The cyclone of last
summer devastated a portion of
beautiful city, but the traces of that calamity
have been entirely removed, and it could
hardly be discovered were it not for the fact
that every one is inquiring about it. Build
ing in the residence portion of the city pre
vails this year to the usual extent, and a
number of fine and even elegant homes will
be added to those already here. The busi
ness portion is already built up, and the side
streets leading off from Broadway come in
for a share of the business which overflows
from this principal thoroughfare. The city
is erecting a fine brick building at
the corner of Third and Main already alluded
to for the purpose of a city hall and central
police station which will be both ornamental
and useful. This has always been a well
governed city. Thieves and rascals have
never flourished here. It was only a few
years ago that one of the most noted burglars
in the west was shot dead by a Rochester
policeman while plying his usual vocation,
and to-day there are none of these gentlemen
who desire to come within range of Chief of
Police "Kalb's" unerring revolver.
Locally Rochester has always been popular.
The farming community about it as well at
the inhabitants of the smaller villages in
this part of the state, all feel as much pride
in the city as its own people, and whenever
any excuse is offered, like the present fair
for instance, they flock hither like black
birds around a cornfield. The streets begin
to fill up about 9a. m., and you feel from
that time out as if thers was a great out
pouring for some reason or other. The fact
is, every day is a good day at Rochester, and
the fair only widens the circle of visitors to
this always popular point
This city is most admirably calculated to
produce a successful agricultural exhibition.
Situated in the center of the finest agricul
tural region of the state, agriculture in all of
its departments reaches as near perfection
here as anywhere. Fine stock, fine crops o'
all kinds, fine fruits, and in fact the finest
of everything one expects to see at an agri
cultural fair are always on hand here. Stim
ulated by the production of such horses as
Star of the West and some of his followers,
the horsemen of this section have formed a
taste for breeding fine and fast horses, and
there is to-day more fine stock right in thi6
immediate vicinity than any other section of
tha state can. boast of. Then, again, they
have at the Rochester Driving park the finest
mile track iv the state and the finest fair
buildings to be found anywhere. The peo
ple of Rochester are no slowcoaches anyway,
and when it comes to fair time they all turn
out and unite as they are doing now to make
it a grand success.
There is one thing Rochester city lacks
which at times, especially fair time, becomes
most exasperating and that is a direct means
of communication with St. Paul. There is
always a transfer and when you file a mes
sage or mail a letter or ship an express
package you must put your trust in God for
there is very little dependence to be put in
man wheu it comes to be
tween our state capital and this city. The
city is simply isolated from the center of
business of the state and unless everything
works all right you are apt to get left if you
count on prompt transit. Why this evil (for
it is an exasperating evil) has never been
remedied it is hard to tell. The business
men of Rochester are unusually alive to all
thut concerns the welfare and prosperity of
their city They will have to begin anew on
this project though if they wish to see their
town prosper and not pin their faith to any
one railroad no matter how accommodating
they may be, a direct line; of railroad be
tween this city and St. Paw would do won
ders for Rochester and would not be a bad
thing for St. Paul.
Yesterday was a fair sample of it when in
consequence of a slight delay on the lowa
■& Minnesota division, Chicago, Milwaukee
«& St. Paul, the St. Paul train did not reach
Owatonna until the Northwestern had gone
east and passengers bad a four hours delay
and a four hours ride after that in a freight
train while the people of Rochester and in
fact all points east of Owatcuna and west of
Winona were obliged to guess at the news
for their St. Paul papers were left at Owa
At the Gfoutids.
Things began to become lively at the
grounds at an early hour this morning. The
lowing of cattle and the crowiug of cocks
told of a population which was new to the
quiet grounds of a few days before. As soon
as the gates were opened stock and other ex
hibits began to arrive aud continued to pour
in upon the grounds in a constant stream
until nightfall. There was the usual lot of
machinery and carriages and farm wagons.
More than the usual amount of horses and
cattle, and of sheep, poultry and hogs there
was no end.
The grand exposition building, the finest
fair building by far in the state, was alive at
an early hour with gentlemen and ladies
busy arranging exhibits and decorating the
interior. The arrangements are much simi
lar to those of former years, both in this
building and upon the grounds. At the
rij;ht as you enter the gate are the 6tables for
exhibitors' horses along the fence. Par
allel to the street leading to the exposition
building and amphitheatre and upon the
right of it are the three long rows of horse
stalls devoted to racing stock and capable of
holding seventy -two horses, all full but three
aow. by the way. At the left as you enter
are the offices of the secretary, president and
other officers of the association. Further on
upon this aide is newspaper row, which
it is expected will be occupied
with tents pitched by the newspaper
people "of whom the Globe is which."
Further on at the left, just before you reach
the exposition building, is the large pavillion
(tent) of T. P. Hall <fc Co., carriage markers,
and the building of Olsen <fc Larsen, North
wester Wagon and Carriage works. At the
right in the building, formerly occupied with
railroad exhibits, the poultry has been placed,
and a lively family tbey* are, too.
TIIE EXPOSITION BUILDING.
Now we come to the exposition
building, a mammoth structure built
in the form of a Greek cross and
which contains the fine arts, fruits, floral ex
hibits, dairy, and other articles of this class.
Continuing our perigri nation s we pass the
grand amphitheatre at the right, and on the
left the Presbyterian dining hall, firemen's
pavilliou with a dancing floor thirty-six feet
square, and ice cream parlor in the rear, sev
eral shooting gallery tents, and then we come
to the cattle stalls. These are rapidly filling
up and there will very speedily be no room
left. The Jerseys and Holsteins 6eem to
predominate this year, and among the
fanners of this section, at least, the fact
seems to have gone forth "the short horns
Beyond the cattle stalls is the large open
space covered with a thick rich mat of clover
and herds grass. A large number of private
tents are being pitched. People are comine
here with their families and are counting
upon a glorious, grand old picnic during
the continuance of the fair, and they are
likely to have It too if the gloriously beautiful
weather of this morning continues. Pasning
around the cattle stalls and counter march
ing by the left flank we come upon the twine
and sheep pens at the right against the north
fence, and further towards the west upon
the neat building occupied by the Deering
people, which has been enlarged this year to
admit of their display. A portable engine
has been set up near at hand and they will
soon be showing their various machines in
Further on miscellaneous machinery Is be
ing put in place furnished with the necessary
shafting and to be supplied with power, and
now the readers of the Globe will know
something about how the grounds look ex
cept the track, and when they imagine the
finest mile track they ever saw with horses
constantly warming or speeding upon it the
picture will be complete. Of course every
thing is as yet very much in a state of chaos
and it would be unfair and unwise to at
tempt to describe it more than to give a sort
of casual, locating glance until the exhibits
are all in place and the decorations com
pleted. By the time the gates open this
morning such will be the state.
The days proceedings opened with the re
ception of the visiting firemen at the depot
at 10 o'clock a m., and their parade to the
grounds. The visiting firemen were met
upon their arrival by the entire Rochester
fire department. Chief W, S. Elkins and
the Rochester and Independent bands who
greeted their guests as the train pulled into
the depot with a solo of music. The visiting
organizations were detachments of hose
companies 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, and the hook and
ladder company with the Joe Edwards run
ning team of Winona. Detachments of the
Faribault fire department with the H. W.
Pratt running team and Excelsior Hose
company of Mankato with their running
team. As Boon as the firemen had disem
barked they werj formed In the following
order on Main streeei:
Chief W. S. Elkins, Rochester Fire Department.
Jos. Edwarde, Chief, and \Vm. Gage, First As
sistant, Winona Fire Department.
B. D. Pay, Chief Mankato Fire Department.
Rochester Cornet Band.
Winona Fire Department — 50 strong.
Faribault Fire Department — 17 strong.
Mankato Fire Department — 21 strong.
Rochester Independent Band.
Rochester Fire Department.
The line of march was up Main to Fifth,
up Fifth to Broadway, up Broadway to Col
lege, out College to Dubuque street, and
thence to the fair grounds. Each visiting
fireman was furnished with a white silk
badge upon which waa printed the words:
"Compliments of the Rochester Fre Depart
ment, 1884." ,
As theymarched up the street they made a
fine and imposing appearance and were in
deed a splendid looking lot of men. Arrived
at the grounds they were conducted to the
firemen's pavilion where a substantial lunch
At 12:30 time was called In the firemen's
hose contest. Three hose companies or
running teams entered the race. Excelsior
No. 1, of Mankato, who ran first, th.- Roches
ter who ran second, ami the Wiuona, Jo Ed
wards company who ran last. Each team
contained eighteen men and the rules were
as follows: Each team to run three hun
dred feet, attach hose to hydrant, unreel and
run out three hundred feet and attach coup
The Mankato team made the run in 26
seconds, and coupled in 12 Total 38.
The Rochester team made the run in 28
seconds, and the coupling in 12)<i seconds.
Total 40.^ seconds.
The Winona made the run in 29 seconds,
and coupled in 10 seconds. Total 39.
Mankato Ist, Winona 2d, Rochester 3d
At the conclusion of the fireman's tourna
ment, an informal meeting of firemen, at
which all present, participated, was held, hav
| ing for ite object the formation of a state
firemen's association. J. F. Carney was
chosen chairman and- W. H. L. Donaldson
secretary. On motion
A committee of one from each organiza
tion present were appointed to draft a con
stitution and by-laws. It was composed as
follows; Jo. Edwards, Winona; B. D. Pay,
Manknto; W. S. Elkins, Rrchester, H. Stenz,
The name of the assoclatlod is to be Min
nesota State Volunteer Firemen's associa
Upon motion the meeting adjourned to
to the call of the chairman and committee.
THE TmtEE MINUTE RACE.
Immediately following the hose contest
the three minute class was called, with nine
starters, the largest field ever sent off on the
track or in the state. M. T. G rattan was
starting judge, and was assisted in the stand
by John Stiles, of Decorah, la., andO.Cooiey,
of Rochester, Leonard and John Groesbeck,
time keepers, J. S. Fugate, clerk.
It came near being the iongest race on re
cord, and lasted from 2 p. m. until dark,
the 2:34 race, of which there were seven
starters, being sandwiched between the six
heats of this race and concluded. Early in
the day considerable trouble was experienced
in sending the field off, but they were finally
Kent, four bourses trailing. The track was
in admirable order, but a very strong wind
blew from the south, which made it disagree
able for everybody, and especially the spec
tators in the ampitheatre, who took the
immense clouds of dust raised in scoring in
The first heat was won by General in
1 :36V4, Amanda F second, Utopia third, St.
Second heat — Dan first, General second,
Utopia third, Amanda F fourth. Time 2:3B}£.
Third heat — Minnesota first, General sec
ond, Dan third. Uiopia fourth. Time
Fourth heat — Utopia first, Amanda F sec
ond, Dan third, Honest Abe fourth. Time
Fifth heat — Utopia first, General second,
Minnesota third, Dan fourth. Time 2:37.
Sixth heat — Utopia first, Minnesota sec-
ond, Dan third, General fourth. Time
The purse of $250 was devided as ollws :
Utopia first, $125; General second, $67.50;
Dan third, $37.50; Minnesota fonrth, $25.
In the 2:34 class there were seven starters.
The first heat was won by Maggie Reevan,
Ida R second, Star Mambrino third, Clay
bank fourth; time 2:36}£.
The second heat was also won by Maggie
Reevan, Black Jim second, Ida R third,Clay
bank fourth; time 2:37}^.
The third heat and race was won by Mag
gie Reevan, Ida R second, Star Membrino
third, Claybank fourth; time 2:36.
First money $125, Maggie Reevan; second
money, $67.50, Ida R; third money, $37.50,
Black Jim ; fourth money, $25, Star Mam
• - THE WORLD'S exposition.
The state board of collectors for exhibits
to the World's Industrial exposition, at New
Orleans, have established their headquarters
on the grounds, and, from the list of articles
receiving premiums, will select such as are
especially worthy to enter for the great
world's fair. The governor, and other mem
bers of the commission, will be on the
ground to-morrow. The Winona board of
trade will also visit in a body.
. : •" - • Tin- Programme.
The following is to-morrow's programme:
THURSDAY, SEPT. 4..
11 a. m. — Great baby show. Competition
open to all babies under the age of eighteen
months. First prize, a complete child's
outfit (now on exhibition at Leet & Knowl
ton's store); second prize, an elegantly
dressed doll, offered by J. J. Fulkerson, the,
handsome bachelor. The secretary requests
that entries be made to him at his office on
the fair grounds from 9 to 11 a. m., Thurs
day, Sept. 4, he reserving the privilege of
kissing t.he baby when the entry is made. -
■ 5 year old class, purse $250.
2:40 class, purse $250.
Foot race for country boys under . 12 years •
of age. Ftrst prize, $5 in gold offered .by 'j.
J. Fulkerson; second prize, $3 in gold .offered
by L. N. Fabrick. Distance one-eighth mile.
Race will be called at 1 p. m. sharp. Entries
to be made with J. J. Fulkerson by Septem
River Steamer Burned.
Quixct, 111., Sept. 2. The steamer A. M.
Jarrett, owned by A. M. Jarrett, mayor of
Quincy, burned to the water's edge this
morning. She was built three years ago at a
cost of $16,000. Insured 8,000.
-i.^B PACIFIC Railroad
¥ 1 TITTY d Over 1,000,000 Acres Ix Mix
-1 to ll' 11 V sesota; 8,000,000 Acres is
BJrIIHvLY. North Dakota ; 9,000,000
MJIKLtJUhJ* Acres in Montana; 1,750,000
Acres in Idaho, and 13,000,000 Acres in Wash
ington and Oregon. These fertile lands are for
sale on easy terms at prices ranging chiefly
FROM $3 TO 85 PER ACRE.
The Northern Pacific country is the newest re
gion open for settlement, but the richest in
natural resources. Its exceptionally fertile
soil, well watered surf ace, fine wheat and fanning
lands, beet of cattle - grounds, ' large bodies of
timber, rich mining districts, healthful climate,
great navigable waters, and grand commercial
opportunities are the chief attractions which in
vite a large population.
ITnnVP 10,818,433 acres, or more than hau
Ml I*l H of all the Public Lands disposed of in
TIU ILi 1683 were taken up in the prosperous
Northern Pacific country.
AQf\ Acres of ' government land . Free to Set-
TUv tiers under the United States Laud
IV T A "pOJ and publications descriptive of
iTI. Xks the railroad and government
lands sent tree.
Apply to or address R. J. WEMYSS,
General Land Agent; .
Or, Chas. B. Lajtborn, Land Commissioner, .
St. Paul. Minn.
August 25, 1884.
Scaleu bids will be received by the Board of
Control, at the office of J. J. , OLeary, No. 60
West Tenth street, up to September 4, 1884, at
12 o'clock, noon, for the construction of an
ADDITION TO THE BAM
■• or the
Ramsey County Poor Farm,
According to plans and specifications now on file
at the office of J. J. O"Leary, No. 60 West Tenth
street. ." ■■_...
•" The Board reserves the right to reject any, ,or
all bids. - "_■ - '
I. P. WRIGHT,
239-47 . . . Chairman Board Control.
• We offer this week SPECIAL PRICES on out
stock of .
Pianos & Organs,
And as an EXTRA INDUCEMENT will make
Ever given in ST. PAUL.
MRS. M. C. THAYER,
- 418 Wabnshaw street.
Sohmer, Decker Bros, and other PIANOS, New
and Second Hand. .
Estey, New England, Smith, American, and
Everything in the line of Musical Merchandise,
at lowest prices and best terms. • 130-ly
For Pianos &Organs
For Kasy and Best Terms,
For Catalogues and Lowest Prlc««,
or AgebCUa and Territory. Address
O. W. YOUNGMAN,
115 E. Seventh street, ST. PAUL.
School of the fiodd Shepherd,
Cor. Twelfth (I2!li) ana Cedar,
REV. WILLIAM C. POPE. M. A., PRINCIPAL.
Circulars sent on application. ancl2-tu-4t
GEORGE W. GETTY,
BOATS AND OARS FOR SALE.
WHITE BEAK. • /-^'' : ' MINN
';. ■:'*■ '" BY TUB
RAMSEY Mm GRRJi.IJ
Agricultural & Horticultural
AT MARKET HALL,
IN ST. PAUL,
W. 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6, 1881
Floral, Fruit, Vegetable and Grain
81,000 IN PREMIUMS, to be paid in Cash and
Diplomas. A first-class Exhibition is guaranteed.
Grand Instrumental Concerts on Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday Evening in Exhibition
Hall. For information and premium lists send to
ADAM BOULAND, Secretary.
THE OPIUM OF SCHOOL.
Vacation is now over and the boys have completely worn
out their old clothes and now need a new suit to make a pre
sentable appearance at school.
Our new Knockabout Boys' Suit at $5.00 is a beauty.
New Fall styles in Creedmores, Harvards and Coatees.
Exclusive St. Paul agents for YOUMAN'S HATS, the best
Hat in America.
Boston One-Price Cling louse,
CORNER THIRD I\D ROBERT STREETS. ST. PAUL
GRAND OPERA HOUSE
Special Wednesday Matinoo ! I
The Special Star
ENGAGED FOB FAIK WEEK, MR.
Supported by a great company, in
The superb American Drama.
Seats selling all day. Don't forget Wednesday
Special Matinee To-day, 2 p.m.
GRAND OPERA HOUSE.
L. N. SCOTT, Manager.
Three Nights and Matinee, Commencing
Thursday, Sept. 4,
SMITH, WALCRDN, CEONIM & MARTIN
Grotesque Comedy Co.,
Under the management cf Mr. JNO. M. II ICKE V,
In the funniest of all absurdities.
Sale of seats open this m o ruing.
Seventh street near Jackson.
Pat Conley .Proprietor
Edwin P. Hilton Manager
Monday, Sept. Int. During the Weeh'and
4 Stars 4. All the 01.1 Favorites.
First production of the great local sensation,
"ST. PAUL BY GASLIGHT!"
Admission : 25c, 35c and 50c.
MINNEAPOLIS Y3, SUM PADL!
At Seventh Street Park
J^fLast game before the clubs leave.
From $30 Upward
From 525 Upward.
?1 por month and Upward.
Knahe, Hazelton, Fischer, Marshall & Wendell
and second-hand PIANOS, dough <fc Warren
and second-hand ORGANS. Call at once, 01
Bend for low prices and easy terms.
96 East Third street, St. Paul.
The most Elegant Blood Purifier, Liver Invigora
■or, Tonic, and Appetizer ever known. The firer
Bitters containing Iron ever atlveitteed in Ameri
ea. Unprincipled persons are imitating the nirao
look out for frauds. See X 3 /s))a'ji^\
that the followi nR sipna- jr lijEi*W flf : \
tiir^ in on every bottle and A^ff/SMI///—,
tal- none other: /y.tAiyniM,^
ST. FAIBU MINX. L/ DrnßKirt&Chpmis
HGIS & FOSTER
Offer the best grades of Anthracite and Bitumt
nous Coal at the very lowest market prices.
Their coal is fresh from the mines and well
screened. And their Body Wood cannot be
equaled in the state.
A share of your patronage is solicited.
41 East Third Street
Corner of Cedar.