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THE' GREAT fair.
_i_nesota's Annual Exhibition Success
fully Opens on the New State
Pair Grounds,
With the Largest Showing cf Live Stock
and Other Products of the State
Ever Made.
die Dairy, the House and the Machinery
Departments Especially Well;
Eep resented.
Magnificent Exhibitions of Many
Wares FID Up the Great Main .
A. Good Attendance and Interesting
Races For the First Day-To-
Pay's Program.
It Opened en Time.
"You can't tell anything by the first day.
anyhow." was the first remark of about
everybody yesterday when they alighted
from the train at the fair grounds, walked
Kit before the Globe building and looked
3ver the two-hundred-acre fair grounds, and
because it wasn't black with the visiting j
populace, jumped at tiie conclusion
that nobody had come up to
soo the much talked of fair.
If the remark was indicative of any disap
pointment, it was nevertheless true, anil
that fact in connection with the unusual
amount of preparation that was to be done
when the iirst day dawned, led the manag
ers to fe^l comparatively well satisfied with
the showing of the opening day. While
the buildings were completed ac
cording to schedule, the track in
line condition, the details all
arraigned apparently, .-.till there was a
vast amount of work to do before the order
and dignity; that should prevail at a Minne
sota lair could be made apparent. But the
management was on hand early
and the state fair was opened
to the public at the hour named.
The management ...... satis
litd with the attendance the first day and
is in high spirits over the exhibits. The
secretary said last night that the stock ex
hibit was ready fully twice a; large as
was ever seen at any of the Minnesota
suite fairs and a little more would come in
to-day. Jl<: was more than satisfied with
the showing in other lines.
Great work the managers of the associa
tion have done during the past three months,
and one doesn't ;et an adequate idea of it
until] has pone through the main build-
Ing, then over around the machinery hall, up
to the amphitheater, down past the numer
ous booths and Ade tows, over among the
stables for the trotters . id thence through
tiie rows of stock barns, stopping to branch
oil' to a hair a hundred minor attractions
on the way.
I Abou 11 he
I busiest man
I in Rose town-
I ship yester-
I day, appar-
I ently.was Mr.
I Judson, the
I secretary, and ■
I his entire time
I was entirely ;
I put in at his
■.ff i c c
I straightening
I out old and
I arranging
I new matters
I as they crane
I before him.
The exercises
at the grounds yesterday, so far as
any program is concerned, consisted
wholly of the races, which were very good
for first day races, and attracted a number
to the grand stand, about proportionate to
the attendance.
-VII the old friends of the fair
ground were present yesterday, or
at any rate samples of " all.
The same old lady that attended the first
fair Bill King ever engineered in Minne
apolis was on deck looking as well as usual,
and with the same desire to see the animals
that she had then. She saw them just the
same, too, and was just as much pleased
and just as dusty when she got through.
!. late in the day when the art
galleiyferas completed, that old-time friend
of the artist, the one that has told the maa
in charge that the light isn't strong enough
on the little "chromo" <>t Hinnehaha, every !
ling year since Longfellow wrote his
immortal squib on the falls, this uian \vas
There wove not as many of him as '
there will be to-morrow, still he was there.
The exhibition of side shows and the
booths was very complete yesterday, and
the enterprise in this direction was so great
that if there Isn't a big crowd at the
grounds dunns the week there'll be a whole
army of bankrupt bookkeepers. These
bookkeepers had the same pear with the j
bruised side down that they had some cen- I
turies ago. and it was possible here
to buy a nickel cigar for fif
teen cents lust as often
as it used to be. But at the same time
everybody took to these places just as nat
urally as they used to, and it would have
— j*J vh^o2c^
been a bad omen for the success of the fair I
if they hadn't. The young man with the !
city clothes created just as big a sen- ''
I i
sation as he used to when the
pure Durham calf mistook his legs for' a
couple of straws, and tried to eat them as
usual, and the farmers that knew how to
handle calves laughed just as hard.
Altogether, the first day cannot be re
garded in any other light than a successful
one. and as was remarked in the hearing of
a Globe reporter several times last even
ing, "All that is to be done now is to pray
that it won't tain until the show is over."
Tlic Kaccs.
The great big grand stand looked rather
lonesome yesterday with the few hundred
people tiiat assembled therein to see the
racing. As this was the first day of ihe
racing not much was expected of it, ail the
- being slow ernes. Go d time was
made, however, and every horse whose time
was taken lowered his record i'roui
eight to thirty seconds. It was the lirst op
portunity given to the public to inspect the
aew track and its accessories, which
were pronounced satisfactory by the
majority in most particulars. The
large amphileattr, instead of being
parallel i-> the homestretch is built on an
angle to it, so thai spectators can have an
uninterrupted view of the track from the
time the horses ronnd the last turn. This
arrangement has this advantage, however,
that v.-i stand, especially the upper por
tion of ir. is fifty or seventy-five feet away
from the track. The arrangements for the
press were conceived in sin and born ia
iniquity, but this will be remedied to-day.
The judges a:: i timekeepers,instead of be
in,' all in one building, are in two little
crow nests on each side of the
Xvi'.-k. the wire running between them.
There is one very bad thing about the
track which will have to be remedied an
other year, hi order to make it level it
was necessary to run it through :•. dee
: from the haii. almnsi to the three
quarter pole. T:iis part of the track is
about ■ c range of ob
servation of visitors fr< a - nd. and on
arriving there drivers might st<>;> to ex
change drinks from each other's flasks and
-the weather and "fix" the race
without exciting anything more than a
mild wondei ■ would-be
spectators as to the cause of the delay.
(jf course there is
stationed there to that everyt!.'
that see and bet on horse
t to want to view the whole
proceedings. It will bo a work of some <^x
pense and trouble to take away this ob
structive hi"., bi I ;: must be done, it is
..: will take kindly
:\i>'> the suggestion that signs be pa
and hung al the different entra
to the stand to shoM the ticket
holder to what part of the
stand they lead, so that he will not have to
rely on the ignorance of the pate-keepers
for that information. Of the track i
commendation has already been spi
All who drive upon it pronounce it superior
in every respect to any other in the North- i
west This is an important matter, for
owners of good horses willneverbe sa;:
with their perforruan esat Rochester, _Miv- :
neapolisor on other inferior tracks while
knowing that there is si Lrack easy
of access where two or three seconds better
can be mad - track has ah
proved a great attraction, and fur several
weeks, ever since ir was com]
h >rses ha •■ been housed in the
stables ami worked on it daily, it will be ,
even better next year than this, and, viili '
so good a track and so huge
of access, it is not apr - - hope that
within a year the state fair grounds may be
included in one of the prominent r v ing cir
cuits of the country, in
talked of. li is known that be
Chicago and St. Louis meetings, in t!ie:
Western ciivr.it. then 1 are two open weeks !
which might be put in at
tliis place with profit to the
horse owners and pleasure to -
The races were called on time ; esterday
and wore conducted throughout with a
gratifying promptness and strictness that
augur well for the success of the me
The starting judge. .W. A. Qyn
thiana evidently knows his busi --.
calls:'; seson time, and any appear- <
ance of an attempt on the part of the
drivers to jockey the race he treats
stern discipline. Owing largely to his
efforts, although there "- sre -'- . as in
two of the races, one of which was five
heats, there was never more than one or i
two false starts before- the field got away.
Two pool sellers were on the stand and •
did a good business considering the limited
numbers present.
In the first race, breeders' stakes, for
$150, two horses were entered, Lord Nelson
by H. G. Finkle. and Ethel by G. W.
wood. The former was the only one to I
start, however, and trotted the heat in
the sonrAr.r.
Lord Nelscn, b. s., H. G. Finkie 1
Time,2:44? 4 .
was for a purse oifered by the Minnesota j
breeders for nve-year-oids. There were
five starters, two of which were shut out
before the third heat. The winner was a
favorite all through and won in straight
First Heat —The horses got away well
together at the first trial, but Brick started
to run soon after leaving the wire. He
was in the lead, however, and soon took
his feet again. Cricket followed him closely
and Boon alter they had left the first quarter
caught him, and it was a very pretty race
for first place until the horses disappeared
under the hill. When they appeared again
Brick had a good lead, Cricket second and
Thomas third, in which order they finished,
Fearnaugut bcitu distanced.
Second Heat—In this heat there was a
fair start. Cricket a little in the lead,
closely pushed by Brick. Thomas followed
ami isis broke early in the beat, falling
hopelessly in the rear. At the quarter
there was nothing to choose between Br*
and Cricket each gaining a small and brief
advantage alternately. As they went out
of sight Brick began to lead, and when they
came in vision again it was evident that
lie had been doing good trotting for he was
three lengths ahead. Seth Thomas was
putting in his too licks and closely pushed
the leader, finishing second. Cricket last
Time. -':: i. .
Third Heat —After one score a start was
made. Cricket a trifle in the lead. She
broke, however, and lost her advantage,
which she-never regained. Thomas and
Brick kept even, the latter leading a trifle
at the half mile, which lead he kept until
the end of the heat At the half mile
Cricket was four or live lengths behind and
stiii losing, On the noinestretcli Brick's
advantage was increased to two lengths,
and he won easily iu 3:37, Cricket coming
in third on a run and very much distressed.
Brick, b. jr., Henry C. Chase 1 I 1
Seth Thomas, b. g., J. B. Smith 3 2 2
Cricket, b. m., George Sherwood 2 3 3
Fearnought, c. g„ Charles Brown 4 d
Isis, b. m., M. A. Clark d
Time, 2:28, 2:3% 2:37.
was the 2:37 class for 3400, in which there
were six starters. It was an interesting
event aud full of surprises, the last horse
in the first "mat winning the race. The
race attracted the betters, and a good deal
of money changed hands.
First Heat —There was a big field of six
horses in this race and they were fortunate
in getting a good start after scoring once.
Ida II at the pole. She and Silvemail had
an interesting contest for first place in the
first quarter, neither getting an advantage.
In the next quarter, however, Silvemail
fell back and Dr. Smith took his place in
the struggle with Ida for the lead. They
came out of the valley, Ida first, Smith fol
lowing and Western Maid third, Silvemail,
Murphy and Fred D following in. the order
named' in which also they finished. Time,
2*32"^ .
Second Heat—The start was made after
the first score, but Murphy broke soon after
leaving the wire. Fred D,Ida R and Silver
nail competed for first place to the quarter,
where Fred D forged ahead, increasing his
lead to three lengths before he reached the
half-mile, Ida second and Dr. Smith third.
< hi the home stretch Ida was pocketed by
Smith aud Fred, the latter winning, Smith
next, Western Maid third. Time, 2:323*.
Third Heat— In this heat Fred D, who
had the pole, took a little advantage at the
start, closely followed by Western Maid and
Silvemail. These relative positions were
not changed except on the second quarter,
where Silvemail led Western Maid for a
few seconds. The stallion soon took his
place behind the leader, in which place he
finished, Dr, Smith a good fourth. Ida li
had bad luck and came in last, but was
given fifth position by the judges, John
Murphy being nut back for running. Time,
Fourth Heat—Fred D led, closely fol
lowed by Western Maid, Ida Silvemail
and Dr. Smith, in which order they passed
the quarter. The only incident of the heat
was that Ida R broke "and fell clear to the
rear, taking last place at the finish. Fred
D held his advantage to the end and finished
a nose ahead in the opinion of everybody
except the judges, who made it a dead heat
between him and Dr. Smith, with Western
Maid third. Silvemail fourth and Murphy
fifth. Time, 2:313^.
Fifth Heat— horses started together,
but Fred D took the lead before the turn,
which he did not relinquish. Western
Maid followed, pushed strongly by Dr.
Smith, who, however, fell back to fourth
place, Murphy leading him. They finished
in that order, Silvemail and Ida B at the
rear. The race was given to Fred D. sec
ond money to Ida R, third to Dr. Smith,
fourth to Western maid. Time of the last
heat 2:33.
Fred D, b. g.,A. W. McMillian..6 110 1
Ida R, a. m., H. Adams 1 4 5 6 6
Dr. Smith, s. g., W. T. Bailey.. .2 2 4 0 4
Western Maid, b. m., I. Staples..3 3 2 3 2
Silvemail. Ink. s., H. Pratt 4 5 3 4 5
John Murphy, b. jr.. C. A. Win
stiio 5 6 6 3 3
Time, 2:02'..2:.:;'. 2:31, 2;31%, 2:33.
the three-minute class, was an interesting
contest. : he favorite was King of the
We '. who was reported to have made 2:25
in private. His driver seemed to pull him
back, however, at least that was the way it
appeared to those who had bet on him. and
Gen. Sibley won the race in straight heat-.
First Heat—Western Boy led at the start,
with Gen. Sibley last Both broke, but
Gen. Sibley regained his feet and pushed
through the crowd to first place and led at
the quart* r post by a length Barden see
on . King oi' the West third and White
fourth at a pulL At the cut he was lapping
Barden] but out of the cut Barden opened a
length between .'.: m. On the home stretch
the three leaders were Sibley, Barden and
White, who came in in that order. ling of
the West fourth and Western Boy and
Katie M distanced.
Second Heat —Before the quarter pole
was reached the horses ranged themselves
in the following order: Kiuz of the West,
dim. Sibiey, Belle Barden, Col. White,
which was unchanged until just before the
closed King of the West had a good lead
and was a sure winner, but th driver gave
him a lash that sent him off ids feet..be
tween ihe distance and the wire, which lost
him the he^t. although lie took the second
place. Time, 2:32.
In th? third heat the start was the most
nearly even of the afternoon. At the turn
Gen. Sibley led the procession, closely
pushed by Belle Barden who unfortunately
broke a couple of times, opening a jrap be
tween her nd the leader which "she could
not close up. 'Col. White and King of the
West followed, the heat closing on those
positions. Time. 2:33*£.
•me sr:-:?j.vnT.
Gen. Sibley, b. ... T. B. Mcrritt 1 i l
BeLc BardenJ b. in.. l)od;c-_ Mere -.' 3 3
Sing ot the West, bi «.. J. B. Smith... = 2 2
Col. V.'hitj, b. g.,Ort_ & Ington...3 4 -i
Western Boy, b. jr.. G. P. Smith drawn
Kate M. s. m., C. F. Kindred drawn
Time. 2:33;.j, 2:32. 2:33^'. .
to-day's pbooram.
There will be four good races to-day, the
breed stakes for pacers bred and raised
in the state, the breed stakes for four
year-olds, the 2:25 trotting class and the
one-mile dash running race. A good deal of
interest is felt in the- especially, in the
2:25 class. In the pcol selling at the Nicol
let house last night Prince Arthur sold two to
one against the il.-id. With Prince Arthur
barred, Gen. Hancock sold for even money
against the field. Following is the an
nouncement of to-day's races:
Minnesota Breeders' Stakes, Pacers Bred
and Raised in State; Parse, SIC©—H. K. Gard
ner, -■ Paul, enters 8. ... Lady "lay.
Minnesota Breeder's Stakes, Four-Year-
Olds: Purse, $150— R. P. Dunnington, Minne
apolis, ente s ii. m. La Belle 17.
2:25 Class: Purse $1,000 — George Tur
ner, Minneapolis, enters b. m. Malloeca: _.
_. Parker, Minneapolis, b. g. George Han
cock; Ed Long, Hamline.b. g. Prince Arthur;
_. E. Kood. Hamline, b. m. Mary Spraeue;
K. L. Spencer, Stillwater, bl. g. Boston
One Mile Dash Running Race; Purse $250—
_. A. Lsgg, Minneapolis, enters s. m. Ale
meda; D. M. Wood_ansee,b. m. Ollie Becker.
The Main Building-.
In the main building yesterday there was
a general air of incompletness,'; getting
I ready and disorder, which was quite dis
couraging. - Much of this, as has already
been explained, is due to the delay on the
part of the exhibitors themselves. Busy
hands worked wonders, however, and by
evening the building was really in a pre
' sentable condition, and by Doom to-day will
be pronounced about complete.
In the center is the big Minnesota exhibit
from the New Orleans exposition. This is
hardly in a condition to describe as yet, but
I it is evident that it will be when completed
; a very ornamental structure.
Mr. Lee, the superintendent of this build
ing, is indefatigable in his efforts to hasten
the work of preparation. It .may be that
some of the exhibitors have rot * made his
acquaintance, and so
the Globe gives a I
sketch of his upper I
works, caught on the I
fly as he was hust- I
ling about among tluvH
booths. A
In the art gallery V
the pictures are all I
hung as described in I
yesterday morning's I
Globe. As the I
last picture was go- I
ing up, the Globe I
sketcher caught the I
hangman or execu- I
tioner or what-you- I
may-call-him, on the I
fly, or rather on the I
step ladder, and here I
he is. Taking a saun- I
ter through the main I
building to-day the I
visitor will observe I
among other things
the following ex- hanging pictures.
hibits: The St. Paul Rubber company
shows about everything that can
be made of rubber, and has as a special at
traction the automatic cigtu-et smoking
dude which has provoked so much attention
in the city. The P. H. Kelly Merchantile
company emphasizes among other things
its importation of tea ? from China.
In the center of its exhibit is a booth made
of tea-chests, enclosing a^ namic ocean of
tea leaves with the billows waving as if
lifted by the breezes of the Pacific. On
them floats a model of a ship, symbolical,
though to be sure not a fac simile of the
Elaborate displays are made by the
dealers in decorative goods. John
Matheis makes a bewildering
j display of rugs, carpetings, curtains, etc.
IS"ear him is Auerbach, Finch & Van Siyke,
inja booth decorated with elegant patterns of
wall paper. Mannheimer Bros, have their
exhibit in a glass case, displaying the
choicest of their wares. Lindeke, Ladd &
Co. show dry goods and laces, their exhibit
surrounding a very pretty landscape in oil.
Lampher, Finch & Skinner make a good
showing of fur goods, the curiosities of the
display being two livo^-ear cubs and
skins cured and hand-painte«l by the • In
dians. Among the glass and crockery
shown by Craig, Larkin & Smith are nu
merous very choice and beautiful specimens
of glassware. Noyes Brothers & Cutler
make an in teresting but ghostly showing
of skeletons and surgical instruments, with
more pleasing specimens of the notions
usually sold in drug stores. J. Dyer &
Bro. have a large display of musical instru
ments arranged in tasteful designs. One
of the
in the building is that of the Ramsey county
reform school, consisting of sleds, wheel
barrows, etc., well-made and nicely hand
paiuted, with also specimens of tinware.
The exhibit which will please the ladies
much will be that of A. Oppenheimer &
Co., of St. Paul, showing the latest styles
in millinery.
Other exhibits which are worth more ex
tended mention are those of the St. Paul
Lead and Oil works. Maxficld & Seabury
(a lovely Chinese booth with plentiful sug
gestions of tea); H. S. Crippen & Co.,
j trunks: Quinby & Abbott, furniture; White
1 and Domestic Sewing Machine companies;
j the Snowflake baking powder; the North
western Paint works; Dale. Barnes &
Morse, dry goods; Shaman & Co.. seeds; J.
18. Barman, trunks; Curtis Commercial
college; W. W. Kimball & Co., pianos and
; organs; Northrnp, Braslau & Co., seeds;
Johnson Bros. & Lc ►mis, furniture, and
the Archibald Business college.
TJie machinery Hall.
The display of agricultural machinery
completely fills the three buildings grouped
under the narao of lanchinery hall on the
I maps. Th engine that furnishes power
I for this was started for half an hour yejter
; day morning, and was found to work very
satisfactorily. In Baildin? A the J. I.
! Case Implement company has a large space
I filled with plows, mowers, reapers, «tc,
' that makes a good display?
j The Minneapolis Harvester Works have
a number of their mochinss .sot up in Build
ing A, also the Estcvly Harvesting Ma
chinery company of Minneapolis^
The* Anoka Pressed Brick and Terra
Cotta company has a display of their wares
in sjvcral shapes that ars well arrauged.
The Dtariiig Harvesting .Miichiuery com
pany is well represented;
; The Piano Twina Binder company of
{ Piano. 111., is represented in Building B
j with several of their improved bines.
i I:-, tbc same building the George F. Smith
I Middling Porifying company lias on of
their kinre Hour, dressing machines ... ope
i The Milwaukee Harvester Machine com
i pr.nv h;is a nu:uiier of machines on exhibi-
I tion":
Euicrson, Talcott & Co. of Rockfprd, Hi.
i have a targe st:>ok of agricultural imnie
! inents on exhibition:
: There arc two sections of I3;ii!(' B
I nl'c-.i with the Tiionias hay rakes and ted
{ ders.
The St. Paul Harvester works has a
i large display of seif-l>iu«lers, mowing raa
| chines aud other fr.r.u implements in Build
• iiu' B.
The Champion r.: ;■. lowers and bind-
I ers, mahufacturcd by Warden, Bnscnell&
j lessner, Springfield, 111., oil several sec
i tiri::s of Bnildh - B.
i in baildiiic*C the David Bradley company
; has a line exhibit of wagons, sleighs, car
i riagesi etc.
! Fuller & Johnson have several varieties
I of plows and mowing machines.
■ The Monitor plow works, and the Nor
| wegian Plow company of Dubuque, la.,
liavc a tine exhibit of their works in pro-
I ducts including several patterns of gang
! plows.
The Briggs & Enoch enmpany of Boek
i ford, 111., exhibit plows and other imple
C. W. Shatto of Minneapolis, has a large
| number of wagons, baggies, sleighs etc.,
j some of them very elaborate in their finish.
j The iloline Plow company have a large
i number of the products of their manufact
; uring on exhibition.
Fuller & Johnson of Madison. WLs., have
I a good representation of the mowers and
rakes made by that firm.
A. C. Elliott of 20 West Fourth street,
St. Paul, has on exhibition a large number
| of carriages, wagons and sleighs. . They
are elaborate in their finish and make a
good, showing. :
There are a whole row of special build-
j ings filled with agricultural implements.
• Must, Bui'ord and Burweil have a largo
I number of fine samples of fancy machinery
| of all sorts.
The McCormick ReaDer company has a
building filled with the machines made by
that company.
The C. Aultniari company exhibit mow
ers, reapers, plows, etc.
The Walter A. Wood mowing and other
I machines fill a large building erected by
; that company.
In a special building tho Northwestern
Car and Manufacturing company of Still
water exhibit a thresher and engine. "
The St. Paul Storing, Forwarding and
Implement company has a special building
filled with all kinds of farming machinery,
A Somar lias puller is on exhibition near
the special buildings.
The Conrtland Wagon company of Chi
cago has a large tent filled with buggies,
wagons and sleighs of many patterns.
The Halladay Pump company of Batavia,
111., has one of its windmill pumps at work
near the machinery buildings.
Nichols & Dean, St. Paul, have in ma
chinery hall a good exhibit of heavy hard
ware and blacksmiths' supplies.
Rhodes & Morton, St. Paul, have two
sections rilled with heavy hardware.
The Cattle Exhibit.
The cattle department of the stock ex
hibit excels by far anything ever before
attempted in the state. There are over
j 500 animals in this department, and the
character and value of them all is much
above the average seen at state fairs. In
numbers the Iloistein strain outranks any
other breed, there being something over 200
of them in the cattle stables. In point of
number the Shorthorn Dnrhams come next
and constitute a very line exhibit. Presi
dent Hill's Polled Angus herd attracts the
| greatest attention, and is a most magnifi
| cent display of this celebrated Scotch stock.
! The balance of the stock exhibit is about
evenly divided between Devonshires, Jer
seys and Galloways. The latter very much
resembe the PolledJAngus, and probably
half of the visitors at the stock
barns will make this mistake unless
! a keeper is handy to point out
| the differences. There are fifty-eight cx
i hibitors of prize cattle, besides the sheep
! and hogs, which are not as yet very large
i in numbers but are extremely -creditable.
I The four large cattle barns are completely
I filled, and an overflow of some twenty-five
i head has found accommodation in a shed
I only partially completed, in the rear of Barn
A. This shed will accommodate fifty head,
and, together with a second one of equal
j proportions, will be ready to accommodate
j the influx expected to-day. The
; exhibit is attracting considerable at
j tention and provokes much commendation.
The large number of Holsteins among this
class of entries is significant, when it is re
membered that seven years ago there was
! not an animal of this brood in the state.
For all general purposes the Holstein is be
| coming very popular in the Northwest.
j They combine the beauties of all the best
j milkers and butter cows, while the larger
frame and fine bones make a splendid basis
for beef cattle.
of the exhibited and the name of the ex
hibitors will be found of interest. The
first exhibit in Stable A is by the Minnesota
Agricultural company of Minneapolis,
which comprises sixteen he.id of native
bred short horn Durhams, the principal
animal in this exhibit is the bull, "Fidget
Hilsburst," three-years-old and weighs 2,
--500 pounds, and is" valued at §5,000. He
was bred in Canada. Another bull is the
imported "Oxford Geneva," ten-years-old
and weighs 2,200, and nine years ago at the
centennial in Philadelphia, took the first
V N. P. Clarke of St. Cloud has three year
ling short horns that are choice specimens,
one, ''Gerald Duke," is a beauty and weighs
1,500 pounds. Mr. Clarks would have had
thirty head on exhibition had there been
room, but he did not wish to take up space
that could be disposed of to prize stock, as
his cattle are not entered for premiums but
Simply for exhibition.
Shepherd, Hill & Mathers of Jacksonville,
111., have sixteen short horn Durhams, the
most notable of which is Bon Tromp, an
imported Cruikshank bull from Scotland. 3
I years old, and weighs 7,500 pounds: Airshire
Sharon is 4 years old and weighs 2,200
pounds. This herd averages 2,000 pounds
apiece and is worthy the Durham fancier.
The Lake Park herd, by T. H. Canh'eld,
consists of thirty-four head, fourteen
thoroughbreds and twelve grades. Pink's
Duke is an eight-year-old bull, and though
he is now just out of pasture, presents a
very fine appearance and weighs 2,400
pounds. Earl the Second is another no
table animal of this herd and weighs 2,200
j pounds.
j. jr. him.,
has fifty-two head of choice stock from his
Northoaks farm, in Stable A, and his stalls
i attract much attention. The herd includes
eighteen Polled Angus, twenty-five Short
hums, five Grades and four Jerseys. Most
'• of these animals are imported, and Mr.
Hill's enterprise in bringing so large a herd
to this country is referred to in compli
mentary terms '•." the numerous visitors.
Mr. Hill's exhibit is not in competition
with the other cattle, as he has not entered
it for premiums. Goldfinder is a Short
j horn Durham bull, weighing 700 pounds,
and is 3 years old. lie was imported last
year, and up to the time of his departure
bad been the champion bull of Great Brit
ian, never having been beaten when en
tered for competition. Gambetta is another
bull of the same strain, and next to Gold
finder is probably the best bull of the blood
on the grounds. Prince of the Picts is the
crack PoLied Aliens bull of the herd. This
is his first appearance in the United States,
bat in thaold country he ha* taken several
first prizes. He is 3 years old. and weighs
2,£00 pounds. The Jersey blood is dis
played by several cows and calves, and they
are beauties.
W. W. McNair of Minneapolis has twenty
two bead of Shorthorns, including the very
handsome bull. Favorite. 4 years olds
and weighing 3,200 pounds. Conewaugo is
the notable cow of this herd. Something of
a cariosity in this herd is found in a mooly
Shorthorn, or a Shorthorn mooly, cow and
two calves. They are said to be the only
i America.
the visitor incounters in making the regular
round* will be found in Stable B, and the
herd consists of twenty head exhibited by
J. C. F-aaton of Chatiieid, Minn. They
very much resemble the Polled Angus
variety. Reporter, a four-year-old bail, is
i the nuiabie animal of this herd.
Hugh Paul nf Wavartree farm, Herron
Lake, has thirteen head of Galloways, .til
full bloods, and, in the vernacular of
their keeper they are dandies, These
animals are all imported and have been in
this country one and two years. Invest
ment is the breeder and is 5 years old.
He was bred by Thomas Biggor & Sons of
George Baker & Son of Hnstisford, Wis..
have twenty-one head of full-blooded Down
' shires in Stable B. \. The Devoos are beau
i tlful animals, symmetrical in limb and perfect
contour, with a' delicately turned horn. They
are prized principally for their milk and
butter producing qualities. _ Clannanbor
rough is the bull, weighing 1,993 pounds
| and is 5 years old. Oh My is the prize
i cow, and on grass produces over twenty
one pounds of butter per week.
J. Horse A Co. of Verona. Wis., have fif
teen head of full-blooded Devons. includ
ing Carlos, a magnificent four-year-old
Nichols & Son of Cresco, la., open the
Helsteiu show in Stable B with fifteen head
of beautiful cattle, of which Harvest
Abe. the five-year-old bull, is the pet and
The Lakeside stock farm of Waseca has
ten head of Holsteins, all full floods.
Capt Keed,Gienco,has two Hoisteins en
Samuel Testie of Waseca county has nine
head of Hoisteins from his Spring Brook
fannr^^ ll)jj^t^ft^BlßlWS^ENsS^^S
: The Northwestein.lmporters' and Breed
ers' association of Benson, Minn., has
eighteen Holsteins, all thoroughbreds, that
! make a handsome and creditable showing.
Do Watergens is the breeder of the herd.
Samuel Chapman of Illinois has thirty
nine blooded Holsteins and boasts of one of
the largest single exhibits in the stables.
N. J. Leavitt of Morristown, Minn., has
nineteen head of Holsteins, and points with
pride to his Pride of 'the West; a two
year-old bull that weighs 1,800 pounds.
This animal has taken sixteen first prizes
and may be seen in Stable B.
E. F. Irwin of Richfield, Minn., has
samples of Shorthorns and Holsteins from
his Wood Lake herd.
F. B. Lambert of Leroy, Minn., has
twenty-one Holsteins in Stable C.
A. Harrington, Rochester, Minn., has
i twenty-five Holstien-Friesans, among
I which is Wyarda, a two-year-old cow,
With a milk record of fifty pounds per day.
A. Y. Allen of Austin is the first importer
of Holsteins to this country, of which he
exhibts nine full bloods, and the bull
Daniel Deronda. Gwendolen was not on
A. T. Stebbins of the Badger Run stock
j farm, Rochester, has nine Shorthorns and
five Jerseys.
Dr. Emrick of Chicago has twenty Hol
steins on exhibition.
! A. H. and G. S. Bieknell of this state
have a very fine private herd of Jerseys on
exhibition at Stable C.
Foster & Bolton of Plainview have en- ;
| tered twenty head of Jerseys, including the
; fine bull. Czar of Lennox.
P. D. Brockway of Rochester, Minn., has
sixteen full-blooded Jerseys entered.
The Horse Display.
No one who has the interests of the
j Northwest at heart can fail to feel delight
; at the tangible evidence given at the fair
| grounds that Minnesota farmers are im
! proving the character of their horses. As
! has been stated before, it is one of the best
evidences of the prosperity of an agricul
tural community that its tools, machinery,
buildings and stock are steadily improving
in quality. A farmer ordinarily gets the
| best of everything else before he starts to
improve the breeding of his draft animals.
It is curious, too, that this should be so,
when it is considered that the service of a
I high grade stallion costs but $25 or §50
J more than that of a mongrel, but adds $100
I or more to the value of the get when ready
for work.
The horse-breeders of the Northwest are
turning more and more to Minnesota as a
market for their best animals, and there are
several who have large strings on exhibition
here who have never exhibited in the
Northwest before.
One of these is the Moffatt Bros, of
Paw Paw, 111., who are among the first im
porters and breeders of Clyde horses in the \
country. They are represented at the fair :
with twelve head, some of which are im
ported, beautiful animals, whose sleek coats
and heavy build are the delight of lovers of
heavy horseflesh. The Raeside Bros, of
Waukegan, 111., another heavy importing
firm of Clydesdale horses, have sixteen on
exhibition, a large number of which are
The other heavy breed of horses, the
Norman Percherons, is well represented by
thirty head exhibited by George E. Case &
Co. of St. Peter. All of them except a few
yearling colts are imported, and ten of them
came over this year. The imported stallion,
Brilliant, is one of the heaviest horses on
the grounds and weighs 2,200 pounds.
T. D. Delaney of Northfield also shows
a full-blood Norman stallion, Prince Im
perial, weight 2,170 pounds, with three
other Norman horses. Among the Clyde
horses also should be noticed the seven
Head belonging to Galbrath Bros, of Janes
viiie. Wis., also with three English Shire
W. W. McNair of Minneapolis, exhibits
sixteen head of horses, of which ten are
thoroughbred runners, two Normans, three
Shetland ponies and one grade Norman
The Cosgrove Live Stock company of Le
Sever. Minn., exhibits a number of fine
horses, among which are Frank 11, a Nor
man stallion, also a number of trotting sires
and mares. ■
A. Post of Faribault shows the fine
young stallion Volunteer chief, with two or
three others.
H. G. Finkle of Moorhead has also his
string on exhibition, which will be sold on
Friday morning.
Leonard Johnson of East Castle Rock
has an exhibit of ten head of horses, ail
Percherons except three or four English
Shire, the whole being imported with one
E. P. Rutan of Heron Lake displays a
stallion, Volunteer Patehen, and a number
of line specimens of trotting stock.
John Bradford of Big Lake, a breeder of
thoroughbreds, exhibits three stallions and
a mare or two.
P. W. Paine of Hutchinson has four
horses, trotting bred, one of them, Callona,
being quite a famous trotting sire, being
the father of Capitoia of St. Paul.
Fred B. Close of Pipestone has also a
string of thoroughbreds, including Elsham,
St. Andrew, John Campbell and Skillery
H. C. Vaughn of Minneapolis shows two
saddle horses, Kentucky bred, which he
says can each show a fabulous number of
••addle gaits; and Mrs. G. B. Eustis. also of
Minneapolis, exhibits a remarkably fine i
saddle horse.
The last horse noticed is a Gambetta, a
French coach horse, owned by W. D.
Washburn of Minneapolis.
The Dairy Department.
Superintendent Potter was on hand early
yesterday, giving the finishing touches to
the dairy building, assigning space, receiv
ing entries and answering questions. By
this morning this department will be in good
shape, and visitors will be delighted with
the perfect arrangements and the line, large
display of butter, cheese, dairy implements
and salt. Usually at fairs, but poor accom
modations have been providad for the ex
hibition of butter and cheese, and as a rule,
after these articles have been on exhibition
for a few days they deterioate in value, and
consequently owners of these articles have '
bean rather slow in showing their goods.
This objection has been overcome by the
managers of the state fair, who have pro
vided in the dairy building a commodious
refrigerator where butter and cheese can be
displayed to good advantage, and at the
! same time be kept in good condition. Every
butter-maker who exhibits at the fair will
appreciate this, and will know that their
goods will be well cared for. Refrigeration
has become a necessity for the preservation
of butter, not only while it remains in the
creamery, but also while in transit to the
markets, and for this latter purpose trans
portation companies have been organized,
which guarantee to deliver the goods in the
most distant markets of our country in as
good condition as when received by them.
By this means Minnesota butter can be sent
to New York, Boston or elsewhere and
compete with that made within a few miles
of those cities, and by the same means but
ter is sent to New Orleans and other South
ern cities, where it arrives in ex
cellent shape. Through the in
strumentality of these refrigerator
companies it has become possible for the
farmer and the creamery man of Minnesota
to send his butter to any market he may se
lect, knowing that it will not be spoiled
while in transit. The refrigerator in the
dairy building is so arranged that visitors
can see the exhibits through the windows
without going inside. The temperature is
kept down to about 40 ° or perhaps lower,
which insures the safety of the butter.
On entering the dairy building one is con
fronted with the roll of honor, which tells
of the magnificent achievement of Minne
sota at the World's Exposition at - New Or
leans last winter. This roll is, or should be,
the pride of every citizen of the state, for it
was no small victory to win in competition j
with the dairy men from sections where
dairy farming has been carried on for many
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[ years, and it is the more gratifying whet
I we remember that about five years age th«
i first creamery was established und<y many
misgivings, but with indomitable pluck, so
characteristic of the men and women wha
came from the East to found homes on the
outposts of civilization.
This roll tells the visitor a wonderful story
of Minnesota's success in the most closely
contested exhibition ever made in this
country. The following names, together
with the number of premiums awarded, can
not fail to impress the visitor, even th*rgh
htj may have no especial interest in. dairy
Butter —W. H. Patten & Co., Ie
Sever, 2 premiums; A. P. McKinstry, **c
pioneer creamery man of the state, Winne
bago City, 3, Marvin & Cammaek, Roches
ter, 2. Mr. Marvin had the honor of being
the superintendent of the dairy exhibit at
New Orleans, and was the dairy commis
sioner for Minnesota also. Mrs. Mary P.
Kelly, Fannington, m o marie the finest dis
play of ornamental butler ever shown any
where- In December, 187S, the writer at
tended the International Dairy Fair in New
York, where Mrs. llcDowell and
Mrs. Wadsworth of Minnesota made
an exhibition of ornamental butter
which completely eclipsed anything in that
lino that had ever been before attempted.
These ladiessisters plied with
question? by the New York ladies, who de
sired to know all the minutia of butter
making, and especially bow it could be
worked into said artistic shape. It will b6
seen by this that Minnesota acquired a
reputation for ornamental butter before the
creamery interest bad been started and be
fore it was hardly thought of. Frank D.
Holmes, Owatonna, 4; Mrs. F. D. Holmes,
Owatonna. " 1; Mrs. Y. C. Holmes, Owa
j tonna, 1; New TJlm Creamery company,
New Ulm, 2; R. E. Wilcox, Rushford, 1;
Raymond & Gray, Luverne. 1; N. Oleson,
Spring Grove, 5. J. P.. "Williams, Elgin, 1.
For cheese, Marvin & Cammaek, Roches
ter, 3 premiums; G. Boos, Leßoy, 2. To
tal, 13 blue ribbons; 9 red; 4 white; a grand
total of 38 premiums. As Minnesota did
not want the earth, she could ask for
no more, and particularly after the judges
had awarded her the grand sweepstakes
premium for the best butter made at any
time or place.
in butter in the dairy department will be
found the following: A. P. MeKinstry,
Winnebago City; Man-in & Commaek,
Rochester; W. H. Patten & Co., Le Sueur;
Raymond & Gray. Luverne; F. D. Holmes,
Owator.na: S. Leslie, Waseca; Mrs. N. J.
Leavitt, Morristown; "W. T. Higgin3,
Hutchinson; C. J. Pride, Janesville; Mr?.
Mary P. Kelly, Farmingtou; C. W. Wood
bury & Co., Franklin; A. Roberts, North
era Lake; Mrs. Y. C. Holmes, Owatonna;
James Drake, Fairfax; Charles Levesconte,
Hastings; Mrs. M. H. Lamb, Alma City;
J. G. Bass, near Minneapolis; James
Greig. Bushmore. Others, doubtless, will
be represented, but their exhibits will not
be in place until to-day.
In cheese, Marvin cc Cammack of Roch
ester make a very large display indeed; F.
D. Holmes also shows cheese; he is not
only a good butter maker, but is likewise
noted for the quality of bis cheese; G. S.
Dolph, Northneld: M. P. Kelly, Farming
ton, and A. F. Jones, Morristown. It is
generally commented that the cheese dis
play is not as large as it should be, for
Minnesota can produce as good, if not bet
ter, cheese than any other state in. the
Union: cheese will ripen here bet
ter than elsewhere, the atmosphere
being dry and cool, and, if we are correctly
informed, it will not be many years until
the state will take high rank as a cheese
producer. Good cheese is always in de
mand; it is wholesome and palatable, and in
foreign countries, England eepecially, it
forms a staple of diet among the working
classes. A few years ago in America it
was used as a condiment, bnt as people
come to know its value as an article of food
it came into more general use, until in many
sections it is to be found on the table at
at every meal. It is cheaper than meat,
just as wholesome, and, if properly mad«
and cured, it is easy digested. An "eminent
New Yorker, authority on dairy matters,
recently said that the time was coining when
in America as much cheese per capita
would be used as is now used in England,
in which case, he said, we will have to mul
tiply our factories in order to supply the
The Higarins Salt company has a fine dis
play of dairy salt, and is represented by
Col. T. D. Curtis of New York; S. H.
Knight of Minneapolis represents F. D.
Moulton & Co., importers of Ashton salt.
He has a large display of the various brands.
Mostly &Pritehard of Clinton, la., have a
line display of dairy apparatus.
In addition to the regular premiums of
fered by the society for butter and cheese,
special premiums are offered as follows:
By the Higgin Salt company, for the best
package of butter, not less than 10 pounds,
salted with Higgins' Eureka salt, silver cup
valued at $50. This is a handsome prize
and the winner may well be proud of it;
Francis D. Moulton & Co., agents for Ash
ton's factory filled salt, for best 50 pounds
of creamery butter, salted with Ashton's
salt, (gold) 820; for best 10 pounds dairy
butter, salted with Ashton's salt, 1 Mosely
cabinet creamery, No. 4, valued at §40; for
best cheese, salted with Ashton salt, (gold)
$10; by Mosely & Pritchard company, for
best 10 pounds of dairy butter, made by a
Mosely cabinet creamery, 1 set of Howe's
improved dairy scales, valued at $15; by
Beeman & Johnson, Minneapolis, for best
20 pounds of butter, packed in an Excelsior
tin-lined tub, first premium, 5 nest tuba
valued at §7.50; second, 3 nest tubs, 54.50;
third; 2 nest tubs, S3; by Meyers & Finch,
jewelers, St. Paul, for best piece ornamen
tal butter, ready for table use, 1 silver but
ter dish, valued at Sls; must be contested
for separately from all classes. The society
also offers $350 in premiums for butter and
cheese, thus making the department worthy
of the attention of all interested in dairying.
That Minnesota is destined to become a
great dairy state is evidenced by the growth
of the cow population, and the fact that
cattle breeders and the dairymen are look
ing about them for the best breeds of cows.
The improvement noted in cattle in the past
few years is remarkable, but after all is only
in keeping with the progress made in other
matters in the state. Among the dairy cat
tle on exhibition in Jerseys will be found
those of Foster & Bolton, Plainview, 25
head; P. D. Brockway, Rochester, 14; A.
H. & G. S. Brickwell, Minneapolis, 20:
J. J. Hill. North Oaks farm, St. Paul, 15;
A. T. Stebbins, Rochester, 13; J. Hyde
Monroe. Minneapolis, 1 bull; Mr. Wood
bury, Waseca, 2.
Holsteins— P. Lambert, Le Roy,
20; Samuel Chapman, Oneida,
111., 32; N. J. Leavitt, Morristown, 9: CoL
"William M. Leggett, Benson, 18, A.' Har
rington, Rochester, 15: Capt. A. H. Reed,
Glencoe, 2; Nichols & Son. Le Roy,' 20; A.
V. Ellis, Austin, 9; E. F. Erwin, Minne
apolis. 1: Samuel Leslie, Waseca, 9; W.
Bland. Minneapolis, 7.
Swiss— A. Squires, Blue Earth City,
0 head. These cattle are quite rare in th<
United States, and their milking capacity i*
not generally understood.
Devons— Baker & Sons, Hustis
ford, Wis., herd; J. W. Morse & Son,
Verona, Dane county, Wis., herd; R. C.
Judson. Farmington, one bull.
Shorthorns —N. P. Clark, St. Cloud, 3
bulls; J. J. Hill, St. Paul, 15; Thomas T.
j Smith, St. Paul, 13: Minnesota Agricultural
company. B. S. Bull, president, Hancock,
15: W. W. McNair, Minneapolis, 20; A. T.
Stebbins, Rochester, S.
Col. T. D. Curtis of Syracuse, N. T. f
i secretary of the State Dairymen's associa
tion, is attending the fair.
F. D. Holmes of Owatonna arrived early
yesterday,with his butter exhibit.
Mrs. M. H. Lamb of Alma, City, one of
| the butter makers of the state, is attending
the fair.
Dairymen, will find the Globe office open
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