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AMONG M HORSES.
Increased Interest Manifested
Concerning* Colt Races at
the State Fair.
Work Which Is Necessary to
Get Them in Trim for the
McGrath, Sherwood, Dr. Evans
and Capt. Marrett Earn
estly Engaged. %
Clingstone and Belle Hamlin—
Guy's Great Feat at
There seems to be more Interest
among local horsemen in the colt races
that are to take place at the state fair
this fall than has ever been manifested
before. It is pleasant to know that this
Is the case, for it is a very important
matter to the breeders of the trotting
horse in Minnesota. In this state there
are a number of the best bred stallions
In the United States, and their value
depends, in a large degree, whether
t>r not their produce can trot fast.
Those who can demonstrate that they
tan produce fast trotters will prove
Vaemselves to be valuable animals
iv> their owners. Speed is the
nest, and to be a successful
fire this must be shown in the produce.
To produce this the horses and mares
constitute the first necessity. The
next requirement is the proper condi
tion of the animals, so as to bring them
to the struggle in such form as to do
their best. This depends entirely upon
the management of the youngsters and
«are given to them previous to the
laces. It is understood that the own
ers of the best trotting stock in the
State are paying more attention to this,-,
matter than they ever have heretofore.
Mr. McGrath has Tipperary in
fair form, and it is expected
that in a month from this
time that he will be in suitable condi
tion for the two-year-old race. George
W. Sherwood has two two-year-olds,
one by Woodford Wilkes and the other
by Nutwood, out of a Dictator mare.
Both of these ought to be gilt-edged,
and will be hard to beat if put into
•proper condition. Capt. T. B. Marrett
lias a two-year-old Wilkes colt, by
Lumps. It is not known positively
whether or not this colt will be in the
races, but it is ■ expected that he will.
Jt is said that this youngster is trotting
very fast. It is well known that Dr.
Evans, of Minneapolis, has a large
number of Wilkes colts and fillies, and
It is expected that he will have some of
them in the contests. Perhaps there
are others. It is plainly to be
seen from the above that the best
trotting blood in the land is
represented in the stock spoken of. If
therefore, the owners of the colts do
their duty and put the animals in proper
shape, the races in Minnesota ought to
be as good and as satisfactory to breed
ers as those given in Kentucky and Cal
ifornia. While breeders here cannot
expect quite as great speed in Minne
sota as in the above-named states, ow
ing to reasons that are well known to
horsemen, they can secure just as satis
factory results as can be obtained in
.states where the climate is more favora
ble for the young trotters. In a few
weeks the races will take place and
these few weeks, should witness a
marked improvement In the young
stock that is to take part in them.
Clingstone and Belle Hamlin.
Last Friday a race took place at Buf
falo, N. V., that was in some respects
quite noticeable. Mr. Gordon, of Cleve
land, for several years has owned Cling
stone, a bay horse, with great speed aiid
remarkable staying powers. Five or
six years ago in consequence of his
great speed and his beating everything
he came in contact with, he was called
the "Demon." Owing to some illness
he has been off the turf for several
years. In the meantime Belle Hamlin,
owned by Mr. Hamlin, of Buffalo, N.
V., has come to the front as a very last
mare. For some months a good deal of
talk has been indulged in as to the rela
tive merits of the two animals, and this
resulted in a contest between them, as
above stated. The mare had a shade
the best of the start, at the quarter she
half a length ahead and at the
half mile pole a full length. As
the three-quarter pole was reached
Clingstone made a bad break and the
mare took a lead of four lengths. The
horse finally got his feet and came down
the home stretch with great speed, but
he was too far behind to overtake the
mare and she won in 2:17%. In the
second heat Clingstone went at the bus
iness as though he had determined to
win. At the quarter pole he was three
lengths ahead. At the three-quarter
fiole the mare had come up to within a
engthand a half, and both made a
great race of it from there to the wire.
Clingstone had too much speed and beat
the mare by half a length in 2:18%.
Both started on even terms and held
their respective positions to the quarter
"when the mare drew away so that at
the three-quarter pole "she had a length
the best of the struggle. Down the
stretch both went at a rapid rate of
speed, the horse winning the heat in
2:1734, and also the race. Several years
ago, when Clingstone trotted against
Tnorndale and beat him, M. T. Grattan
wrote the account of the race for Wilkes
Spirit of the Times and it was copied
A Remarkable Animal.
Charles Backman, of Stony Ford, N.
V., has bred two great trotters. One is
named Guy, and belongs to Mr. Gordon,
of Cleveland, O. The other is Fred
Folger. belonging to Mr. De Noyelles.
Both were known to be fast, and to test
their speed Mr. Backman offered as a
prize what he termed "The Stony Ford
Cup," to be presented to the winner.
The race was trotted at the Cleveland
meeting. Hamilton Busbey, who was
present and witnessed the race, gives
the following interesting account of it:
"The clouds were threatening Thurs
day forenoon, and there were some
drops of rain, but the afternoon was
sunny, and there was a very large
gathering at the park. Every scat in
the boxes was taken, and the grand
stand could not accommodate the peo
ple. At a pleasant lunch party at the
Orchard, adjoining Gordon Glen,
the chances of Guy over Fred
Folger were discussed, and as
the ladies were friends of Mr. Gordon,
the ruling sentiment was that the elder
brother would certainly win. Although
the wish' was father to the . thought, it
was realized.' Mr.: De Noyelles could
uot forget his Rochester engagement,
and he instructed Splain not to tear
Fred Folger to pieces. Mr. Gordon was
out to see the race, and Guy was not
fretted in scoring. He got off promptly
In each heat, and trotted steadily. Mil
lard Sanders kept him well in hand, and
he won without being extended, in
E:lß3i, 2:19, 2:18#. It was not an ex
citing affair. The Stony Ford cup, pre
sented to the winner by Mr. Backman,
was an artistic piece of work, and Mr.
Gordon will keep it as one of his treas
ures. It is rare for a breeder to look
flown upon a race in which two trotters
bred by him beat 2:20." From Cleve
land Guy went to Buffalo, and on the
9th trotted against Prince Wilkes, and
won the race, reducing his record to
" The Southern Minnesota Fair.
Ipeclal to the Globe.
Rochester, Aug. 11.— The Southern
Minnesota fair, at Rochester, will open
Sept. 3 and close Sept. 8. The prospects
for a large exhibit were never so good
as at the present time. Secretary Van
Campen and his clerks are kept busy
making entries and assigning space to
Exhibitors. The attention of owners of'
fast horses is called to the races, the
entries to which close Monday, Aug 20.
Classes and purses are as follows: 2:28
class, trotting, $400; 2:50 class, trotting,
1300; 2:30 class, pacing, $400; 2:35 class,
trotting, $350; 2:22 class, trotting, $500;
free for all pacing, $500; 2:45 class, trot
ting, $300. In addition to the above
classes there will be a match race for a
purse of $300 between Silas Wright
and Lord Nelson, and a wager of
$200 a side. A stake race for colts
two-year-olds, for which there are eight
entries colts, three years old, ' eleven
entries; colts five years old, five en
tries; colts five years old, six entries;
all bred in Minnesota. There is a fine
lot of colts in training for these races.
With good weather and good track some
very low records may be expected. In
the three-year-old class it is expected
that 2:30 will be beaten. The associa
tion contemplates opening a 2:32 class
for trotters owned in Minnesota. The
meeting at Minnehaha Aug. 28 to 81,
Rochester Sept. 4 to 8, Hamline Sept. 10
to 15, afford the horsemen of Minnesota
an excellent opportunity to start their
horses at three meetings with small ex
pense for transportation. C. W. B. >■:,
Minnehaha Driving Park Associ
Of Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 28 to 31.
1888. Purses $7,500. Entries close Aug.
22, 12 m., 1888.
3:00 Trot $100 00
2:26 Trot 500 00
2:45 Pace 500 00
2:37 Trot $400 00
2:25 Pace 500 00
Gentlemen's Road Race to wagon,
horses eligible to 2:35 class 300 00
THIRD DAY. SVRH
2:32 Trot $400 00
2:22 Trot 600 00
Free-for-all Pace 600 00
2:45 Trot $400 00
2:29 Trot 500 00
Five-Mile Trot, one dash 500 00
Two thousand dollars for Specials to
be announced later.
H. W. PHELPS, President.
R. F. Jones, Secretary.
American rules to govern customary
conditions and division of money.
Turf track constructed by Seth Griffin,
of Providence, R. I.
The Southern Minnesota Fair, of
Rochester, follows our dates with a four
days' meeting with good purses; and
the week after, the Minnesota State
Fair at Ilamline gives $10,000 or more
for Speed Programme.
Local Horse Notes.
In an article regarding the Minnesota
state fair, the same journal has the fol
lowing paragraph: "The Minnesota
state fair is to be one of the great events
of the year. The organization will give
something over $35,000 in premiums.
But that which interests our readers
most is the speed programme which ap
pears on another page. The money
given for speed alone, amounts to more
than $15,000, and should be won by the
readers of Dunton's Spirit of the Turf.
See, therefore, if some of the classes
don't exactly suit you. If you wish to
know anything whatever about this
matter further, you better write Will
iam F. Cross, superintendent, or H. R.
Denny, secretary, or Hon. William R.
The Minnehaha Driving Park asso
ciation, of Minneapolis, is ready for the
opening meeting, commencing the 28th
inst. The grand stand will seat 4,000
people, and box stalls for over 100 ani
mals have been fitted up. Dunton's
Spirit of the Turf has the following no
tice of it: "Minnehaha Driving Park
association, according to promise, is
now out with a first-class programme
for a meeting the last week in this
month, and we are of the opinion that
it is just about as good a programme as
there is going. We also wish to re
mind our readers that other places can
be taken in, namely, the state fair at
Hamline, and the Southern Minnesota
fair at Rochester."
Hamilton Busbey, of the Turf,
Field and, Farm, attended the trotting
meeting at Cleveland, and writes to his
paper that "W. R. Merriam, of St. Paul,
occupied each day a seat in the timing
stand, and he pleasantly remarked to
me that he thought there was room in
the country for only one strong govern
ing association. President Edwards,
like myself, promptly agreed with him.
Mr. Merriam is president ot the A. T.
A., and his friends hope that he will be
the next governor of. Minnesota."- .;
All the stock except the weanlings at
the Erdenheim stables, at Chestnut
Hill, near Philadelphia, will be sold in
a few weeks. Among the stallions are
Alarm, Woodlands, Reform and Dalna
cardoch. The weanlings will be held
till next year.
W. L. McGrath is very much pleased
with the way his two-year-old Tipper
ary, by Theseus, is going. He expects
to see him come near winning in the
two-year-old contest this fall at the
George W. Sherwood is spending
a good deal of time now at his stock
farm, and, as far as his business inter
ests permit him, is superintending his
Supt. Cross is working hard at the fair
grounds for the races at the state fair.
He has made arrangements for a large
number of good horses that will be here
John S. Clark states in an inter
view, published in the New York Sun,
that "the intimation that there was
anything underhand in the sale of
Bell Bay is a gratuitous falsehood."
The Turf, Field and Farm, the paper
aimed at, retorted by saying that it did
not say there "was anything under
hand" in the sale. What it admits it
said is that the "wholesale advertising"
indulged in brought only two bidders
to the sale.
The stallion Viking, record 2:20%, by
Belmont, dam Watervvitch, that was
sold for $15,000 cash to F. H. Foster, of
Richmond, Can., was bred at Woodburn
and was sold two years ago to Isaiah
Thomas, of Goffstown, N. H., for
$5,000, and the stallion, besides reducing
his record, has more than paid for him
self in the stud, so that the price now
obtained for him is clear profit.
W. 11. Wilson, Cynthiana, Kv., has
purchased through Wesley P. "Balch,
Boston, Mass., the stallion Rockwood,
five years old, by Wedge wood 2:19, out
of Noontide, 2 :20K, by Harold, sire of
MaudS2:oS%; 2d dam Midnight, dam
of Jay-Eye-See 2:10, by Pilot Jr, to
breed on Wilkes and Sultan mares, at
W. H. Fearing has sold to the
Perm Valley stock farm the chestnut
mare, Ora Mater, two years old, by Bel
mont, dam Estrella, by imported Aus
tralian (half-sister to Alma Mater),
and Dora, bay mare, folded 1872 by
Rysdyk's Hambletonian, dam the
Weeks mare by Henry ("lay.
The American trotter is becoming
more and more popular on the conti
nent. A party of Frenchmen are in
this country trying to buy fast trotters.
They looked at Mambrino Sparkle,
2:17, and were willing to pay $6,000 for
her, but as Mr. Gordon "demanded
$10,000 no trade was made.
J. I. Case, the owner of Pallas and-
Jay-Eye-See, says he hopes the latter
horse will be able to stand training next
season; that he has not lost his action
and his gait is as good as it ever was.
He also says that after this year he will
not be a contestant in any of the field
trials with his days.
At the Cleveland, 0., meeting forty
nine heats were trotted or paced in har
ness, and the average time was 2:19 1-7.
This is the fastest on record for a four
days'meeting. The 2:13 heat of John
ston under saddle, and the 2:05% of You
Bet with running mate, reduced the av
erage to 2:18 13-i7..
Mr. Easton will sell William B. As
ter's entire lot of yearlings, numbering
sixteen, the first week 'in September.
He will also sell, at auction, all of Mrs.
G. S. Lorillard's horses in trainings
Yearlings will be sold at about th*4
same time. '- ,
Mike Welch, one of the oldest trainers
on the running turf, and a man who
was esteemed very highly, died a few
days ago at Chicago at the age of sev
Some novel races are arranged for during the
fair at Oskaloosa.' One is a mile and a half
race where the horses are compelled to walk
the first half, trot the second half, and run
the last half. -
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: MONDAY MORNING AUGUST 13, 1888.
A BEAUTTS SLEEP.
The Now I Lay Me, of a
The Charms to Be Seen in
Her Sleeping Cham- .
A Robe de Chambre That
Only the Heiress Can
The Prayer to Heaven That
Fashion Gracelessly In
A man will go to his chamber, and, If
there be no lamp handy, or match to
light the gas, he will undress as quickly
as he can in the dark and jump into bed
without any more ado. This every
reader knows, says the Chicago Herald.
Now let us watch a girl and consider
her ways. She must first have a light,
and not a turned-down one either. She
may have been sitting up until 11 o'clock
in the parlor below with visitorsper
haps the young man himself— she
may have been out to a party, but she
does not hasten her movements on any
of these accounts. She enters the room
slowly, goes at once to the dresser, scans
her features leisurely in the glass. If
she have a lamp she will hold it up
the better to admire what she sees. I
have seen one girl get down on her knees
before the glass and then go through
the. most wonderful contortions of face,
screwing her neck this way and that. all
the time talking and making fun of her
sallow face and thin neck, although I
secretly thought she was admiring
The sweet girl next begins to. disrobe
— takes off dress, waist and skirt and
puts on in place dressing sacque; or,
if she is quite a swell, a robe de cham
bre; or, if she is sweller still, has her
maid do all this for her. These robes
are loose gowns of pink, blue or white
cashmere or flannel, seldom buttoned,
but tied with ribbons. Some are trimmed
with swan's down, braid or lace, but
just as often are plain. Hairpins next
come out, and the hair falls over the
shoulders,or to the floor if it is a switch.
But very few girls nowadays wear
switches; indeed, hair can be made to
look much prettier in the styles which
now prevail if you have very little of
it. A fastidious young man once re
jnarked to me: "I can't stand anything
false about a girl. It disgusts me and I
can't overcome it,
and interesting the young lady may be.
Girls now wash their hair every month
or so in borax, soda, or ammonia, and
champagne if they can afford it, all of
which will make the hair stand out and
render it so fluffy that the thinnest
locks show off to good advantage. It
also gives a soft, golden sheen to the
hair, and if used to excess and dried in
the sun will bleach any hair to a goiden
hue. Nearly all girls brush their hair
at night, and then braid it loosely.
Curling-irons have done away with to a
certain extent the unsightly curl papers.
A girl may curl her bangs beautifully in
a few moments on the curling-irons as
she is dressing. There are some girls,
however, who still cling to curl-papers
and will risk the mannish abhorrence
(if they are married) to curl-papers and
be willing to. look hideous to one if by
so doing they may appear beautiful to
many the next day. Many girls get into
a rut in the way of hair doing, and noth
ing can get them out of it. Now the girl
who uses the curling-irons looks just as
sweet undressed after the ball as she
did during it. 8881
What has come over the dear girl
now? Has she eschewed all dentists
and their instruments, which sound in
the mouth like so many Brobdingnagian
bees and is pulling her own teeth?
There is a string hanging from her
mouth, and she is tugging away at it.
I remember once in my youth going
around with such a string in my mouth
for the pnrposeof loosening a tooth, and
my small brother coming up unawares
giving it a jerk which pulled the tooth,
unintentionally doing a kind act. But
do not be alarmed, she is only running
dentist's silk through her teeth. This
takes out all particles a tooth brush
.'. ' SITE SLEPT WELL.
would not, and prevents decay. It
ought to be used three times every day.
You may buy it at almost every drug
store, but it is much cheaper to C>uy a
spool of .white embroidery silk,' that
divides in three strands. Cut^t in short
pieces, then divide it, wax each strand
and wind it ou . the spool again." After
this has been used she proceeds to
scour; every tooth powder under the
sun is used, prepared chalks, pastes and
liquids. Every month or so powdered
pumice stone should be used, which
takes off all tartar, making the teeth ap
pear "as good as new."
Of course, the bath is the most im
portant part of any one's toilet. But
girls do not use this at night.. There
may be a few who do. It is not a good ;
thing, for one requires exercise and
food after a bath or else run risk of
taking a cold. She washes her face and
hands, however, and, perhaps, neck,
arms and feet. In a regular bath many .
girls use salt, alcohol or ammonia for
their strengthening and cleansing
effect, and baby powder after
wards. There is nothing, however,:
like delicate soaps to* give fragrance
to the body. Many bathe in
perfumed water, but it is an expensive :
habit. After she has washed her hands
she must give a little attention to her
nails— a little cleaning with the file, a
little clipping with the crescent scissors,
and a rub or two with the polisher.,
Probably an hour has been spent mani
curing them in the daytime, and this is ;
all that is needed. Let no one say this
age has degenerated when the nine
teenth century marks among "its im
provements the manicure set. There is
hardly a girl in all this land without
one. Are we not repaid for her toil
when we see the dainty, pink-tipped
fingers of the modern girl. The stubbi
est hands and worse shaped nails may
become tapering and beautiful with
persistent use of these pruning imple
ments. The hands
MUST BE SOAKED,
dead skin clipped away, nails cut down
on each side as far as possible, making
a point or a curve as you prefer. Pow
der, salve and polishing are the finish
ing touches. There is hardly a girl in
Christendom but in winter time, and
more often all the year round, uses an
unction of some sort on hand and face
glycerine, cold cream and many other
preparations. The wearing of kid
gloves after the hands have been oiled
is a time-honored custom, and the best
cure for rough hands. I know one girl
who positively does not wash her face
but once a week. She uses a cold cream
of her own manufacture, rubbing it off
with flannel, wtiich takes all extraneous
matter with it, leaving the skin as soft,
moist and "unshiny" as possible.
There are a thousand and one other
things that girls do after they go to
their chamber at night. Some take
mediciiies,o pills, powders and cough
syrups, use the atomizer and rub them
selves with the flesh brush. Some go
through gymnastic exercises. Others
believe in eating a small lunch before
retiring, and the very swell young lady
will sip a cup of chocolate as she re
clines in a fauteuil, her feet on the
grate fender and her maid combing out
her hair. And I know two English
girls who read novels until 12 or 1
o'clock at night, sitting upright in bed
each with a big piece of cake before
Multitudinous and diverse are the
freaks of womankind in all circum
stances of married and unmarried life.
And lastly, as the minister says, we
come to the crowning scene of all.
Sweet girl is in her robe de nuit, which
is generally made in Mother Hubbard
style, the most becoming, kneeling be
fore her bed, pink heels just showing
beneath the white folds, her braid hang
ing down her back, the dainty head,
rising from the waves of lace, buried in
two pink palms; if she is a New York
society belle she will be kneeling on a
prayer rug or prie-Dieu. She is pray
ing, I suppose, but can we not imagine
that this prayer is interlarded with other:
thoughts, and do not the incidents of
the day keep crowding in? There, she 1
has finished. Put out the lights, draw '■
the curtain. The scene is ended.
ON BIG STONE LAKE.
A Lonely Summer Resort, and in.
a Good Fruit Region, With a
Special to the Globe. '■'■
Surfeited with the "pent up Utica" of
the town, your correspondent availed
himself of an invite to camp awhile with
a quartette of young folks, consisting of
Prof. Varney, principal of the High
school, and wife, all from Brown's Val
ley. We have pitched our tents at Bow
man's beach, on the eastern shore of
the lake, nearly midway between the
above named "hyphen city" and Orton
ville. Under these oaks and lindens,
in sight of the blue water, and in hear
ing of its musical waves,
WHAT IS MORE BEAUTIFUL?
What is more invigorating than the
odor-laden winds and the silent sun
shine filtering through the green cur
tains overhead? We swing and dream
by day in our hammocks: we skim over
the lake in our light canoe; we fish aud
laugh over the misfortune of pickerel
and bass; we hunt for places along the
sandy shore, and if there is anything in
•'faith-cure" we ought to find solace;
we throw off all care of business, "let
the world wag," and gain a pound a
day, and such appetites, such fun, such
song singing o'nights when the incense
of our smoking smudges choke off a
whole army of mosquitoes.
Wonder if the ancestral gods of the
dusky tribes who once tented in these
woods are attracted hither? tor we feel
very Indiany, and now and then a war
whoop "whistles itself."
Our host here is sole proprietor of the
"Bowman Print Farm." It is so en
vironed with bluffs and trees, he is
MAKING SMALT. FRUITS
and orcharding a success. But for a
devastating hail storm two years ago,
his apple and crab trees would now be
bearing a prolific crop. Doubtless the
humidity of the winds blowing across
the lake and through the forest are a
help to success. This experience is in
deed encouraging to other farmers.
What is wanted is simply the right en
vironment, selection and care, aud our
Northwest can be made the
GREAT CENTER OF FRUIT.
supyly of the very best qualities, paying
farmers much better than any other
Your correspondent took a trip yester
day down the lake to Foster, a romantic
little burg, eighteen miles up from Or
tonville, and a watering place fast
growing into favor. Here is a hotel,
M. I. Matthews proprietor, capable of
entertaining fifty guests. It is now
well-filled with a merry company of
men and women, boys and girls, most of
them from Missouri. In Mr. Matthews'
garden are not less than fifty
APPLE AND CRAB TREES
if full grown sizes, bearing heavi Iv,
some of them of the standard sort. One
of the "Mothers in Israel" lives here—
Mrs. Mary C. Peterson, post mistress,:
Maud postofnee, and she and her soldier
husband keep the hotel, "harness,
store." A clean bed and a well cooked
breakfast were guarantees of comfort to
the writer. There is no reason to doubt
that this point will "increase in popu
larity as a place of summer resort. Such
fishing grounds for pickerel and bass;
such flocks of prairie chickens beyond
the bluffs awaiting their "patriotic
myrtyrdom" ; such multitudes of at
FAT DUCKS AND GEESE -j;
in the early fall. And then the springs;
of water so pure gushing from the hill
sides, some of them possessing iron and'
sulphur qualities; and the Indian trails
crossing over the coolies and down to
the shore ; and the wild vine bowers, and
swings, and sail boats, and such rollick
ing in wind and wave The perspective
from the crests of the bluffs resembles
that of the Mississippi. The lake is thirty
two miles long, averaging one mile and
a quarter wide; it rests in a deep
trough.whose scalloped sides are bound
ed with dark forests, those of the east
being the more attractive. The steamer
Big Stone City plies up and down these
waters. Crops in this vicinity are med
ium only, having suffered much from
the late drouth; but the heads of the
grain are plumply filled to the tips.
Grafton, Ont, Aug. 11.— This morn
ing a house occupied by a French fam
ily named Toussind, consisting of
father, mother and eight children, was
discovered to be enveloped in flames.
Two of the children, aged four and six
years, were burned to death, and an
other, aged eight, was so badly burned
that it cannot recover. The rest of the
family barely escaped with their lives.
The house and contents was entirely
consumed. The cause of the fire is un
WAS BITTEN BY A RAT.
A Baby That Had a Strange Ex
perience. -;■■ ??$ ."-
FAIR FOOD FOR A RODENT.
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A Combination of Blood, Lightning
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: St. Louis Republic.
T HAS often been
said, and cases are
cited to that effect,
that nats, driven to
desperation by hun
ger or thirst, will at
tack a living human
being. Their love for
the dead . as food is
proverbial, but it has
now to be recorded
where a rat, living in
a prosperous neigh
borhood, where food
is plenty, attaoked a
baby with the evi
dent intention o f
feeding upon it. The
baby is the two-year-
old boy of J. Ross Appier, of the Appier
& Hodge Furnishing Goods company,
on Olive street, near Seventh. Mr.
Appier and his wife and family occupy
a neatly-built, two-story, stone" front at
3911 Delmar avenue. Mr. Appier, his
wife and baby sleep in the second-story
back room, and during the summer it is
their custon to leave the windows open,
and also the folding doors leading into
the front room.
Wednesday night they retired as
usual, the baby being fast asleep at the
time in a crib by its mother's side.
About half-past 2 o'clock yesterday
morning the thunderstorm and heavy
rain came up, and the peals of thunder
and flashes of lightning awoke every
one in the house. Mr. Appier arose anil
put all the windows down, and shut out
the flashes of lightning by closing the
storm-blinds. During all the thunder
storm and the excitement in the bed
room the baby „slept sweetly on. Mr.
and Mrs. Appier again retired, but were
hardly asleep when the little one, with
a scream of pain and fright, bounded
into the bed and huddled "close to its
mother's breast, trembling as with a
Mrs. Appier thought the child sud
denly awakened from a fearful dream,
and tried to soothe it by telling it no one
was going to do any harm, but the little
fellow would not stop crying, and threw
himself across his father. Mr. Appier
got up and walked around the room with
the child in his arms for a few minutes,
and its crying finally ceased. The baby
was placed in. his little, crib again, and
once more it was quiet. While walking
with the child Mr. Appier felt its
clothes, and found them wet about the
arms and breast, and he thought the
child was perspiring freely.
about 7 o'clock
and opened the
blinds, letting in
the sunlight. As*
he turned to the
bed he was horrified at finding blood all
over it, and upon his wife's face, shoul
ders, and night dress. Thoughts of dark
deeds and cold-blooded murders flashed
through his head. In air instant be had
pulled his better half into a sitting pos
ture, and was overjoyed to find her
alive. He called her attention to the
blood, and she in turn pointed to his
night dress, which was red with blood
from top to bottom. They glanced
toward the baby, who was alive and
kicking, but before either could gasp
words of horror, the little fellow held
up his right arm .and crowed, "Me, me."
The little right arm, the night gown
and the bed clothes on the crib were
clotted with blood. The baby did not
seem to be suffering, anil the fright
ened parents began an excited exam
ination of his anatomy. They found
that all the blood came from a wound in
the baby's right arm, about two inches
below the elbow. How he received tho
wound they could not imagine, and
without loss of time Dr. Wilcox was
called. He examined it and said it «was
a rat-bite. It was then all clear to the
parents. A scratch on the middle lin
ger showed where the rodent had
jumped. Above the wrists were marks
of the animal's teeth in three separate
places, but neither of them penetrated
beneath the skin. The fourth bite, how
ever, sank deep into the baby's flesh,
struck a vein and a copious flow of
blood. Then the baby awoke and
jumped on its parents' bed, covering
them with blood. They reilcmber now
of the little one's endeavors to show
what was ailing him, but they could not
understand at the time.
Dr. Wilcox said that if the baby had
not bled so profusely he would have
been poisoned, and again, if he had let
his arm hang over the side of the crib
he would have bled to death. The par
ents are exceedingly grateful that the
accident did not result either way. A
remarkable part of the story is that a
rat has never been seen in the neigh
borhood, and should one be there, it
would find plenty of food in the alley.
It is thought the rat was frightened by
the thunder and lightning and rushed
wildly about until it found itself in the
crib, and then bit the baby.
This Is Becoming Popular, But
the Omaha Herald Urges These
The practice of dehorning cattle is such
a thoroughly bad one that it is a wonder
any stockman should indorse it. It is a
cruel and useless operation, unfavora
ble in its immediate effects, and unjusti
fiable even tuough it do all its advocates
That more hornless than horned cat
tle can be jammed into a "shed or car
must be admitted. But cattle should
never be jammed into either shed or
car. The individual creature needs all
the space that, while he has horns, is
given him. To take off the horns
would be an outrage, and, having taken
them off, to crowd the deformed animal
into less room than he occupied before
would be another outrage.
The excuse that horns are dangerous
amounts to nothing. . If a vicious bull
with a ring in his nose cannot be held
in subjection he should be killed. The
farmer who raises a few steers usually
has uastaurage enough to let his stock -
run without getting their horns tangled
in the boundary fences. As to tlie aver
age cow she is as harmless as a kitten and
never makes any use of her horns more
threatening than to lower them at some
impudent dog, and if she has ever suc
ceeded in injuring the dog, her success
is a matter of record. The unyoked
steer of the plains is too numerous to ]
mention. The contract to dehorn him
would be as simple as one to deprive all
the lobsters along the Atlantic coast of
their nippers, and based on as sound a ,
•If cattle are to lose their horns they
ought also to lose their tails. This
would keep them nicely proportioned.
The tail possesses little commercial
worth. It is often a nuisance. It an- *
noys the flies. Cut it off. Having ac
complished these changes the tusks .
should be drawn from porkers, and the
claws extracted from the velvety and
treacherous feet of the family cat. This
is an era of reform.
Chinamen Attack a Party of Tax i
Collectors and Put Them to
Root. . .-£_*: ...,/. ..;;•■.,.'-;•'
Special to the Globe. :
Red Bluff, Cal., Aug. 11.— The dep- "
uty tax collector of Tehama county, had
a lively time- Thursday with Chinese
near Vina. He with several assistants,
tried to round-up the Mongolians to col
lect the poll tax. One coolie. hid in a :
ditch and when the deputy routed him
out the Chinaman hit him with a club.
When the Chinaman attacked him a sec
ond time, the ■■ deputy shot him in . the .
leg. The other Chinamen then attacked
the tax collectors and . the latter nar
rowly ascaped with their lives, being
pursued tor a long distance by the mob.
INSTITUTES ARE POPULAR.
Some of the Workers Who Have
Contributed to Their Useful
Stock. Farm and Home says that' Dr.
Curryer alone, with his excellent talks
on the horse and his object lessons in
training, lias been worth to the state
moie than the entire appropriation
for the two years' institutes, and wejbe
lieve every interested attendant will in
dorse this proposition. When so much
can be said for one only of an excellent
coips of workers, every one of whom has
done in his line most efficient work,
some idea can be formed of how
profitable an investment our last legis
lature made when it authorized farmers'
institutes. Frank Holmes, with his
great experience and skill as a
buttermaker and successfql feeder
of stock; Mr. Gabrilson, with his
knowledge of general farming, acquired
by years of experience and constant
study; Mr. Dickson, with his entertain
ing and instructive talks on veterinary
science, and several other interesting
topics; C. L. Smith, on small fruits,
gardening, etc; Mr. Gregg, who
finds time in the midst of his multi
tudinous duties as superintendent
to give talks on the cow, dairy, etc. ;
Miss Sanford and other entertaining
lecturers, and all these supplemented
by bright, practical and experienced
local talent, are among the causes that
make institutes popular.
He Cannot Possibly Complete the
Big Ditch in Two Years.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Aug. 11.— Dr. Wulford
Nelson, who recently visited the Isth
mus of Panama, says that the Count de
Lesseps in saying that the canal will be
opened in 1890, deliberately states what
he knows to be impossible. The physi
cal obstacles are practically insurmount
able, and the canal never can pay. The
bursting of the scheme, he says, will
ruin tens of thousands, and lead to any
epidemic of suicides.
It Is Now a Law.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Aug. 11.— river
and harbor bill becomes a law without
the president's signature. No memo
randum is written, but the president
stated this afternoon that while the bill
contained items to which he could not
sign his approval, the great bulk of the
work provided for is so important to the
best interest of the country that he was
unwilling to obstruct it by a veto.
Western Wire Works,
2 .X) Jackson street; an endless variety of
plain and fancy Wire Goods, Elevator
Guards, Bank and Office Kails, Window
and Skylight Guards, Flower Stands,
Tree Guards; anything and everything
that can be made of wire.
Dr. X. H. Conger, Dentist,
Has removed his dental office from the
Maiinheimer block to Boom 4 in the new
Schutte building, corner Seventh and
DWYKI"— St. Paul. Sunday. Aug. 12. at 1
p. m., William Dwver, aged forty-three
years. Funeral from residence of William
Troy, No. OG7 Broadway, Tuesday, Aug.
14, at 9 a. m.
BARRETT— In St. Paul, on Aug. 11, at the
family residence, 7SS Payne avenue, An
thony, only son ot Mrs. James Barrett
aged twenty years. Funeral will leave res
dence at 8 o'clock. Burial at Hudson. Wis
NOTICE If* HISKKmt GtVKN THAT
the annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Great Northern Elevator Company will
be held at the office of tlie company, in St.
Paul, Minnesota, on Tuesday, August 21,
ISSS, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, for ihe
election of a board of directors, and the
transaction of such other business as may
come before it. W. C. Partington, Secretary.
rrwiK ANNUAL, MEETING Ob' Til K
A stockholders of the St. Paul, Minneao
olis & Manitoba Railway company, for the
election of a board of directors and transac
tion of such oilier business as may come
before it, will be held at the general office of
said company, in St. Paul, Minn., on' Thur
sday, Aug. lo*. 1888. at 11 o'clock in the fore
noon. Edward Sawyer. Secretary. St, Paul,
Aug. 4, 1888. '
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Coolest Place of Amusement in the
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WEEK OF AUG. 13 AND SUNDAY,
Wednesday and Saturday Matinees,
Box office open from 9:30 a. m. to 12 m. ;
12:30 p. m. to 10 p. m. Tickets ma y be
secured at Butt A Farnham's, 155 East Third
street, until (3 p. m. '«~39if3*BT*_3gfl
THE NEW DIME MUSEUM
KOHL, MIDDLETON & CO., Proprietors.
WEEK BEGINNING MONO A AUG. 13.
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He Lives in a Ben of Deadly Rattlesnakes.
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This Afternoon, Monday, Aug. 13.
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MONDAY, AUG. 13, 1888.
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A. C. JOKES, Vice President. I __, _
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I will he on the State Fair
FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 1888,
At 11 o'clock a. m., promptly,
to sell privileges for
Etc., during the coming State .
Sept. 10 to 15th, Inclusive. '
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Archer Barber Chairs]
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NORTHFIELD, MINN*. For both sexes.
Preparatory and . Collegiate courses-
Classical, Literary and Scientific. Vocal
and Instrumental Music. lira whig and
Painting. Fall term opens Wednes
day, Sept. 5, lt;8S. Expenses very low.
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rue Moxie Nerve Food plant was first discov
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