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Regular meeting of me board of aldermen
this evening.' ZVy
The bonrd of education will hold a regular
meeting tomorrow at 4:30 p. m.
. Bids for street spriukiinc will be opened
by the I oaid of public works today.
The sales of hinds for delinquent taxes by
the county auditor today embrace the Sixth,
Seventh and Eighth assessment districts.
. At ii meeting or the fire board last night
only routine business was transacted and an
Adjournment taken to next Monday evening.
John B. lloxsie has garnished the funds of
SethK. llanos in the hands of Kavanaugh
& Johnson, to .satisfy a promissory note for
Judge Willis' court is still engaged iv the
trial < f the personal injury case of Mrs. Gal
loway u«aiust the Milwaukee rail way com
Mike Lynch, who had a dispute with a
roommate named Johnson, and to settle the
argument cut Johnson with a razor, was
held to the grand jury by Judge Twohy yes
terday . . : '
Siicivfe thieves entered the rooms of Sirs
F. X. . Mo^sbrugeer at 108 South Wabasha
street Saturday afternoon, nird made off with
gu.o worth of jewelry.
"Sport McAllister" as a comedy is im
mensely funny, and Comedian Gaylor as an
attraction is. an Important factor in drawing
the large audiences that attend nightly at
' the brand.
Reported at the health department yester
day: Scarlet iever at 610 Brown avenue, 18
Eaßl Indiana avenue and 510, -)8i) and 4'Jl
Belridere street; diphtheria at 101 East
Tli joint committee on printing met yester
day afternoon and prepared specifications
for the priming of the annual reports of city
officers. The bids for cluing the work will Le
opened May is.
Howard V. Miller has begun an action
against Hannah Fell and Herman Peit, to
forcclofcea mortgage ror $2,090 on parts of
lots 20 anS 2f of block l'jiu Lyman Day ton's
addition to St. Paul.
Probate Judge Olivier has received a letter
from the *t. P»tei insane asylum to the effect
that !■:. B.Tyrell, who was Bent there from
Ramsey county Feb. t'>, 1893, hud died April
24, and was buriad there.
,\n electric motor at Wallblom A:ThorseH's
furniture store burned out yesterday after
noon, and the smoke led to the lire depart
ment being called. Damage confined to the
loss in rewiring the motor.
Murdock McPherson. a laborer employed
near the Onmha shops, hr.d his tight leg
broken by a large building sione falling on
it yesterday morning. McPhersou has been
in the city only three days, and was taken to
the city hospital.
This afternoon ihe committees having (he
mailer in hand will meet at the Commercial
ciub to take further steps towards the con
vention that is to be held in the interest of
reciprocal relations between the United
States and Canada.
A very interesting lecture will be given
Friday evening at High Schooi hall, under
the auspices of the Academy of Sciences, by
Prof. \v. \v. Newell, ot Cambridge, Mass.
The subject is "The Study of Folk Lure,'- on
which Prof. Xewell is authority.
A six year-old girl was brought to the
Ducas Street station yesterday morning by
one of the patrolmen. 'I he child could not
I ill her name, and at 11 o'clock last night, as
no one had ealied for her. she was turned
over to a family living near the station, to be
cared for until morning.
After the Bostoniausc omc thepopularcom
edian ftilliam ELCreneand his company,
presenting on .Mouciay, Tuesday and Weduos
ti.iy evenings the comic play written by
Blunder Mattaews and George 11. Jessop,
eutitled "(>n Probation." which proved such
si popular success at the Star theater, New
YorK, this season. Ou Thursday. Friday and
Saturday nights Mr. Crane will revive "The
Senator,"which played to such a tremendous
business in this city last rail Both plays
will bo elaborately staged, and the com pany
practically the same as was here with him
las: season. Sale of scats commence next
Tho Busy Big; "I'iymouth Corner"
Mackintoshes again liad the call yester
day, alfhougl) tiio-KU Spring Overcoats
thai arc being sold for s?l4 82 (Colum
bian sale) went off like hot cakes, at
the "Plymouth Coruor," Seventh and
Dh'ATH OF J. P. PICHA.
A Respected Citizen Expires Dur
ing 1 the Niffht.
John F. Picha, the well-known shoe
dealer on West Seventh street, was
found dead in bed at his residence, 304
Goodrich avenue, yesterday morning.
His wife arose before the usual time,
and as her husband seemed to be
sleeping soundly did not awaken
him. An hour after she visited the
room again, and, on going to the bed
side, was horrified to 'find her husband
was dead. Medical attendance was at
once summoned, but all efforts to re
store life were unavailing. The de
ceased retired Sunday' night apparently
in good health. It is supposed death
resulted from heart failure, but an
autopsy will be held to determine the
Mr. Picha came to this city in the six
ties and shortly alter his arrival went
into business on Dousmnn street, just
off of West Seventh, and in the course
of a few years accumulated quite a sum
ot money, and being of an enterprising
disposition invested it in property facing
on West Seventh street and later built a
three-story brick block and started in the
shoe business. This he conducted suc
cessfully ui> to the time of his death.
He was a Bohemian by birth, and was
well known and well liked among the
people of liis class and all others who
knew him. He was closely identified
with the Bohemian residents in all their
associations and dealing of both a po
litical and civic nature. The funeral
will take place from the residence, 304
Goodrich avenue, Wednesday.
A Traveler's Complaint.
" I'his weather is a serious handicap
to the trade," said C. M. Sturgiss, a
traveling salesman, at the Merchants'
yesterday. "I have ju^t completed a
tour of the Northwest," he pursued,
"aud J really haven't sold noons enough
to pay my expenses. The country mer
chants are afraid that the crops will be
a failure. The wheat should he pretty
centrally in the ground by this time,
but only in rare instances "is the seed
ins: done. That is the reason we can
sell no floods at this time."
C. Q, RICE & COMPANY,
Opp. Hotel Ryan.
MUST SWIM OR SINK.
Confront Settlers on Low
lands in the City.
Houses Flooded, and the Oc
cupants Pull for the Shore
The Pathetic and the Ludi
crous Exemplified in the
A Globe Envoy Tours the
Temporary Oceans of Mud-
I7p the far-off regions of the sky a
few days since, while the clouds were
basking in the sunlight and obscuring
the rays of the sun from mortal gaze as
they toyed with the golden beams and
exhibited theii prismatic colors, a little
rain-drop nestled close to the side ot
her brother and said:
"When 1 descend to the earth I will
do good. 1 will fall at the roots of some
withered rose-bush and let the faded
Sower drink in my moisture, or 1 will
fall on board some boat, far out in the
ocean, and give cooiness to the parched
lips of the suffering, shipwrecked .sail
•'lla ha!'' said the brother. "That is
not life. 1 will join with some of the
stronger members of my race, and we
will combine our forces to cause the
waters ol the great Mississippi to boil
and surge, to roar in cataracts over the
land and rush out into the sea, where
we will toss the big ships up and down
and revel in our strength."
The little raindrop sighed sadly, and
in soft words reproached her brother
tor his awful threats. But he heeded
her not, and as she was concluding her
reproaches he suddenly left her side and
started for the earth. Millions of his
companions joined with him, and the
sound of their voices tilled the heavens
as they tumultuously darted for the
How well they kept their word is
palpable to the vision oi every one who
has looKed at the Father of Waters With
in the past few days. They have com
bined their forces until the banks of the
great river were unable to hold them,
and the current now extends across
fields and meadows, over streets and
plains until houses have been
Submersed and Swept Away.
Yesterday* afternoon a reporter for
the Globe, accompanied by the mer
curial and athletic distributor of mes
sages ami collector of packages from
the interurban cars and trains, better
known in the office as "Jim," made a
tour of the submerged portion of the
West side flats for the purpose of dis
covering the damage which has been
caused by the flood.
After traversing acres of in uddy flats
jumping minature streams caused by
the breaks of the slender dykes along
the river bank, and securing wet feet,
McManus' boat house was reached, only
to discover thai the structure, which is
constructed on a Hat boat, was partially
submerged and no one was about the
premises. On the shore a short distance
above the boat house a mail was en
gaged in hauling logs out of the water,
to save them for fuel, lie volunteered
the information that the water had
driven the occupants of the house away
for the second time this season. lie
acted as uuide. and Mr. McManus was
prevailed upon to supply the Globe
man with a boat.
Navigation ou the river i 3 compara
tively safe for the larger steamers, but
the row boats are not productive of a
sense of security. The current runs
with the force of a mill-race, and Im
bedded in the banks and the bed of the
river are scraggy logs and portions of im
mense trees which rear out of the
muddy water in menacing attitudes.
The little clinker-built boat darted
through the water under the influence
of "Jim's" muscular arms with the
speed of a railroad tram, and great
care was necessary to keep clear of ob
structions. Along the bank were sta
tioned men armed with long pike poles
to catch stray logs and pieces of drift
wood, while heavy boats labored with
the current on the way up stream with
rafts of driftwood in tow. About 1.000
yards down tho river from the staitiug
point there was
A Break in the Bank,
and through this opening the water
rushed in, madly endeavoring to till all
of the lowland with its seething current.
The little boat was quickly put about,
the oars were plied with renewed vijror,
and the tiny craft swerves into the little
channel with a rush. For some dis
tance all was clear sailing, but when a
sharp curve was reached, where the cur
rent ran between a barnyard and
chicken coop, the boat grounded on a
portion of the dividing fence. The cur
rent widened at this place and became
more shallow, so that it was impossible
to force the loaded boat through.
"Shure an' yell have ter walk a bit
til th' watlier becomes deeper," said a
red-faced man wearing a pair of long
rubber boots, who was rescuing some
chickens from the submerged coop.
"Hi there, Jimmy, go an' help th'giu
tlemin wid th' boat."
A ruddy-cheeked little fellow hast
ened to wade out to the boat and as
sisted in hauling it near the shore, mak
ing it possible, with a desperate jump,
to reach dry land. The boat was then
dragged down the current until deeper
water whs reached, and the Globe man
boarded her again. The current was
followed for about a quarter of a mile,
through back yards and over fences to
wards the "lake," where the water cov
ered the surface of the meadow to a dis
tance of about a mile in width. Houses
stood here and there in the water, some
with their windows barely reaching
into view. Barrels and boxes jostled
each other in the current in a friendly
way, and loose planks and boards
bobbed up and down in the water.
Views or Life ami Death.
On a little island of about ten square
rods of surface a horse contentedly
grazed, and on the limb of a tree a
rooster marshaled a half dozen of his
wives. In tin' water floated the bodies
of drowned chickens, cats and dogs and
other animals. In a little cove where
there was a group of trees a pile of
boxes had become jammed, and as the
Globe boat passed them there was the
sound of whinine. An inspection of the
place showed a cracker box partially
filled with old rags and on these re
clined three little puppies. Their little
black noses quivered with the cold, and
they seemed glad to see their rescuers.
They were taken to land, where they
were received into the family of a good
natured man who said his name was
Koslofsky. lie was engaged in piling
his goods and chattels into an express
wagon. The water had already sub
merged the greater portion of his barn
and chicken coop, and lie thought it
would be advisable to move out before
the house was filled with mud and
Among the persons who were driven
out oi' their homes by the water on the
West side fiats, and who will sutler
damage, :.* Jens Peterson, Alec Weiser,
Joe Weiser, Hans Gabe), Kowiski,
Isaac St. Peter, August Johnson, Hans
Peterson, William Murray. Ole Johnson,
John Johnson (-J), Alec Cameron, Petro
Kiminski and many others. In some of
the houses there was four or five feet of
water, and the residents were com
pelled to ieave during Sunday night.
Levees had been constructed along the
low portions of the shore, but the sud
den rise of water during the jnist two
days broke through them or rose above
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: TUESDAY MORMING. MAY 2, 1893.
them, and the current poured into the
low lauds of the flats Sunday night.
None of the houses were washed away,
but som* of them will probably go out
today with the high water. There is a
Panic Am on a the Residents
of the fiats, and every vehicle and boat
in the neighborhood is in use for the
carrying to the higher ground of furni
ture and other household belongings.
The principal loss will be sustained by
Isaac St. Peter, the proprietor of a
grocery store on the flats. The building
occupied by the store is a little ram
shackle affair near the river bank,
built in the regulation "flat" style. In
side the building cractcei boxes, barrels
and other things could be seen floating
around in about five feet of water.
Joe Weiser had a cow which he was
trying to get to the mainland from the
little island on which his house stands.
The water was not very deep, but the
animal would not move until he placed
a quantity of hay in a boat, and after
the cow had started to eat it he slowly
floated it across, followed by the hungry
animal. Mrs. Peterson, a widow, lived
in a house on the river bank which had
been taken possession of by the high
water. Her" friends and neighbors
thought she had moved the day before,
but when the Globe relief boat pulled
up to the frontdoor she answered the
summons from an upper windovv and
was glad to be taken ashore. Fifteen
chickens were found roosting on a shed
and were taken to dry land amidst many
cackles and much Happing of wings.
Two littie chiklren had started, to go
across the current on a raft, but they
were swept on a little island in the mid
dle, and were rescued with much pomp
am! ceremony. John Wikopfsky found
his mother in her house surrounded by
water yesterday morning, and he took
her to his home up on the hill with her
arm chair and other things.
The geese seemed to enjoy the state
of affairs, and swam about contentedly,
with a great quantity of quacking and
hissing at strange bodies of intruders.
They could take care of themselves,
and were not disturbed. The water was
dotted with boats, the greater number
of which were loaded with moving
families and their effects. Some of
them carried hay and feed to impris
oned horses and cattle, while others
brought back home portions of side
walks, doors, etc., which had floated
away in the current. Little children
played in the water on rafts and in di
lapidated boats, while their parents
worked saving their property. The lit
tle ones seemed as familiar with the
damp element as fishes, and there were
no screams of alarm if a foot was wet
or if one of them tumbled in. They
were born and raised on the banks ot
the river, and played with impunity
Damage lit Other Spots.
A walk along State street showed a
number of houses partially submerged
in the vicinity of St. Lawrence avenue.*
Among those who will suiter damage
from the waters and will probably be
compelled to move to dryer quarters
are : Mr?. Shnmonds, Mrs. Sehaefar,
Jean La Verge, John Gonyea, James
Mackey^antl many others. The base
bull grounds are covered by about five
feet, of water, and ou the diamond could
be seen a number of rails propelled
with poles and paddles by boys. The
sash and door factory of E. C. Gamm is
surrounded by water, and there was
four inches of dampness on the floor
of the main buildings yesterday. The
management announced that the mill
wjuld close today. The lumber piles
are surrounded by water, and some loose
material has been floated away. Portions
of Constance, Alabama. Tennessee and
Texas avenues ar« under water, and the
river is over a mile wide at this point.
The yards of Burns ifc Shaw, on Con
cord "street, are endangered by the high
water, and some of the loose him ber
has been carried down the river by the
Up the river, near the high bridge,
there are many shanties in tlnuirer from
the flood, and some of them have been
already vacated by their occupants. AH
along the river the damage has already
been considerable, and even though the
river does not rise any higher the dam
age already done will be very large.
At the conclusion of the tour made by
the Globh boat, during which it was
necessary to push, drug, haul and pad
dle the boat, to say nothing of rowing,
tiie current was again tackled, and
finally the opening to tiie river was
reached. It required almost an hour to
row up stream to the point where the
boat was taken from, but this was finally
accomplished. It, is probable that by
the tune this article has been read by
the Globe readers many of the build
ings visited yesterday will have been
washed away, it will require but a few
more inches of water to take out a half
hundred of them, as they are built in a
frail manner of loose material, and few
of them are over one story in height.
The people on the fiats realize their
peril, and all who can do so are leaving
the dangerous quarters.
Within the space of twelve years the
water has not been so high as at the
present writing, so say the old river
men. The rise has been gradual during
the past week, the daily record having
been: Monday, 8.11; Tuesday, 9.2;
Wednesday. 9:7; Thursday, 10,1; Sat
urday, 11.8; Sunday, 12.4; Monday (3
p. m.), 13.0.
The Gau«e Out of Stght.
In consequence of the inaccessibility
of the water gauge and the darkness of
the night at the hour of going to press,
it was impossible to state exactly the
amount of the rise in the river since
the report yesterday evening. How
ever, it was stated by the watchmen
and the men at the warehouses on the
banks of the river that the stream was
rising steadily, and that it might be ex
pected that there would be a consider
able rise before the-morning.
Late last nteht there were a number
of anxious watchers of the gauge, and
it was 1 eared the flood might reacli a
point which has not yet been reached
by the river. It is hoped, however, that
the lack of continued rains above will
prevent a continued rise ot the river
and that property will be comparatively
TO CLOSE THE SCHOOL
Is the Desire of Parents Sending
Children to the Hemlricks.
JEL»Ua Cjn n issioaer lioyt yesterday
sent a communication to the school
board, requesting them to close the
llendricks school for a shore time. The
step is taken owing to the prevalence
of a scarlet fever epidemic in the neigh
borhood of the school building. Since
April 1 twenty-three cases have oeen
reported from this locality, and of this
number more than half have been pu
pils. While the health commissioner
says there have been no deathg from
the disease, still the parents of children
in the vicinity are in favor of closing
for a time. The school is attended by
nearly 400 pupils. It is probable that
some action will be taken today in the
Supreme Court Briefs.
Walter Van Brunt, respondent, vs. Eliza
beth F. Gordon, appellant; submitted on
Hiram Berkey, appellant, vs. St. Paul Na
tional BaiiK ci al., defendants, Neis Westen
et al., respondents; set tor June 20.
Joseph >V. Pusher, appellant, vs. Village of
Morris, respondent; submitted on briefs.
State ex rel H. W. Childs vs. School District
152. Blue Earth couuty. respondent; set for
KUeu Kueis, appellant, vs. E. P. Green, re
spondent; submitted on briefs.
The call for today includes Nos. 62, 160 and
Children Cry for
Children Cry for
Children Cry for
A JUMPER JACKED UP.
Mr. Hornsby Monkeys With
the Chief of St. Paul
Taking Advantage of a Com«
panionable Mood, He Quits
McGinn Desperately Follows
the Trail, and Telephones
for Adequate Aid. -
After a Twelve-Hour Chase
the Plunger Is Rounded
Up Ones More.
A. H. Ilornsby, arrested in Clu£ago,
last week by Thiel's Detective agepcy,
escaDed from the custody of Chief of
Detectives McGinn while en route to
St. Paul yesterday morning. Ilornsby
was wanted here to an swer to a charge
of forgery, he having t ransferrea to B
F. JVlartin a lot owned by Antonia
Wortman without the knowledge of
the owner. As a part consideration for
the deed Hornsby also received $450 in
cash, jviiich he put in his pocket. The
Thiel detectives have traced Hornsby
from one Dlace to another, and finally
landed their man in Chicago. Chief of
Detective? McGinn left Friday night
for Chicairo to bring the prisoner back
to St. Paul.
According to telegrams sent out by
McGinn after he arrived in Chicago, ie
was the intention to have it appear that
the prisoner was not arrested, ana, but
for the clever work of McGinn, he
would not be apprehended. At a late
hour Sunday night Me Ginn telegraphed
that he would start for home that even
ine with the prisoner, and would be i n
St. Paul yesterday morning. The me m
bers of the detective force gathered at
the union depot yesterday morning to
welcome home their commander, and
also to congratulate him on the great
pi ccc of detective work he had accom
pli shed. When the Burlington train
pulled into the depot the "'fly bobs"
we re surprised to learn from the con
ductor that the prisoner had escaped
from the train near Prescott, Wis., and
that Chief of Detectives McGinn had
stopped off at the same place to recapt
ure his prisoner.
Tiiere Are Various Stories
as to tiie way Hornsby engineered his
escape. One is that his readily consent
ing to come with McGinn without
requisition papers threw that famous
thief-taker off his guard, and he did not
put the irons on his prisoner. When
that part of the road near Prescott, sev
eral miles from St. Paul, was reached
the train slowed up, and Hornsby, who
was in the toilet room, jumped through
the window. Seemingly not hurt by his
jump, he made tracks across the river.
Another story Is that McGinn and the
prisoner were both asleep, but with the
prisoner it was not on tne square. At '
some station down the road Hornsby
stepped out of the car, and it was not
until Prescott was reached that McGinn
awoke and found himself alone.
Chief Garvin vyas notified by wire at
an early hour of ihe escape, and asked
to send aid to assist in recapturing . the
prisoner. At 10 o'clock five detectives,
in charge of Detective Ryan, left on the
steam launch owned by Supt. Srunson
for Hastings, which is just across the
river from the point where Hornsby is
said to have left the train. Between the
time when the launch left and its arrival
at Hastings McGinn telephoned that he
had the prisoner located, and all he
needed was men to assist him in the
capture. The relief expedition arrived
in Hastings at 4 o'clock, but up to a late
hour last niglu Hornsby was still at
large. A railroad employe who was at
Hastings during the afternoon said the'
escaped prisoner had been seen in
that vicinity, or at least a man sup
posed to be him. The fellow had hired
a fanner driving out of Hastings to
carry him several miies on the strength
of a story that he was anxious to get to
the bedside of a dying relative. Whether
this was Hornsby is not known for sure,
but the chief of police of Hastings and
McGinn are hot on the man's trail, with
the relier party bringing up the rear.
[Captured Near Pine Bend.
Special to the Globe.
Hastings, Minn., May I.— Hornsby
was arrested tonight by Detective
Ileeney, of bt. Paul, at a farm house
this side of Pine Bend and brought to
the Gardiner house in this city. lie
will be taken to Bt. Paul tomorrow
NO ORDINANCE YET.
Three Aldermen Were Absent,
and the Street Railway Matter
Selby Avenue Property Owners to
Have a Chance to Kick on
the Safety Device.
Aid. Dorniden, Jensen and Montgom
ery did not attend the .adjourned meet
ing of the board of aldermen last night.
In consequence the street railway or
dinance did not come up, as it would re
quire nine votes to pass it, and only
eight were present.
A resolution authorizing the mayor to
appoint three special policemen for
duty iv the parks at a salary of 850 per
month, to be paid from the park fund,
was passed by a vote of seven for and
Aid. Con ley, who voted "no," claimed
the resolution was not legally passed, as
it provided for the expenditure of
money, aud in order to pass snould have
received eight votes.
The city attorney couldn't see it m
this light, aud the president declared
the resolution adopted.
The request of the Summit Avenue
association tnat the city have trees
planted alone the avenue between Kent
and Lexington was scut to the commit
tee on streets.
The acceptance of tne underground
wire ordinance by the Western JLhiion
Telegraph company was returned, ow
ing to the form being, in the opinion of
the city attorney, incorrect.
The veto ot the mayor to the ordi
nance granting John Callendar permis
sion to erect a frame building on East
Eighth street was concurred in.
The ordinance allowing the street rail
way company to erect a safety device
on Selby avenue hill was recommitted
to the committee on streets in order to
give the property owners a chance to
The ordinance passed by the assem
bly directing the health commissioner
to report in detail every month the
complaints made against the collection
ami disposition of garbage was passed
under a suspension of the rules.
DID HE PLAGIARIZE?
A. Processor of Homeopathy Being
Dr. John C. Hutclfinson,of the faculty
of the school of homeopathy in the
medical department of the state uni
versity, is charged by liis professional op
ponents with plagiarizing from standard
English authors and palming oil bis
ruminations on the students as fre3h
stuff. The charges were investigated
yesterday by a committee from the re
gents of the university, consisting of
(joy. Nelson, Col. Liggett and Judge
Mahoney, of Minneapolis. Several wit
nesses were examined, among them
Doctors Higbee.Tobey, Eastman, Petrus
Nelson and Dockstader. They were all
for the prosecution. The committee
would uot divulge the character of the
testimony, but will make a report at the
next meeting of the board of regents.
Have a Momentary Spell of Relax
ation, and a Hot Personal
Weekly Newspaper Proprietors
Want a Show at the Printing
of ltamsey County.
The board of county commissioners
had an animated time at yesterd ay's
meeting. The most pointed matter of
discussion was over letting the contract
for the county printiug for the com
ing year. In the advertisement for
bids the board had restricted the
offers to daily papers. This brought
out strictures by the operators of sev
eral weeklies who bid for the work, and
were present with E. A. Paradis, of the
Midway News, as spokesman, who
wanted to know, by what authority of
law the weeklies had been discrimi
nated against. The News man had a
kick at being deprived of the perquisites
for printing since March 20, when his
yearly contract expired, and since which
time no printing had been given him by
the auditor. He alleged prejudice and
This line of contention drew out some
strictures of a personal nature from the
county auditor, who accused Mr. Sherin
in plain terms of prevarication.
The bids for the printiug the ensuing
year were referred to the committee on
printing alter a warm discussion, in
which Mr. Paradis made strenuous ob
jections to such course. It was under
stood that the committee will confer
with the county attorney as to the right
to exclude the weeklies from participat
ing in the bidding.
The proposition of insuring the county
jail for 110,000 was referred to the com
mittee on public buildings,
A letter was" received from Mr. Bryant
slating that there is a "blind pig" at
JLroudale. The matter was referred to
the committee on licenses. Tiie board
set aside $50 to be used in detecting
persons that are selling liquor without
The proposition of Commissioner Mc-
Carron to establish a grade on Rice
street, from the city to the lines of
White Bear and Mounds View town
ships, was referred to tiie committee on
roads and bridges.
Mr. Daly proposed to appropriate
85,000 for building roads in counties ad
joining Ramsey, to be available when
the adjoining counties appropriate a
like sum. The matter was referred to
the committee on roads and bridges.
Messrs. Daly, Sent: and Lavallee were
named as a committee to investigate the
matter of carrying out an agreement as
to roads and bridges made with Dakota
county at the time part ot Dakota
county was annexed to St. Paul as part
of the Sixth ward.
The bond of tiie Merchants' bank in
the sum of $40,00u as a county depository
East Seventh Street to Bj Leftai
It Is for a Yenr.
The city engineer, accompanied by
the committee from th'i property own
ers on East Seventh street, examined
the pavement on that street yesterday.
The owners decided that the street was
in such condition that to repair it would
be a waste ot money. The board of
public works will submit a report to the
board ot' aldermen tonight recommend
ing the postponement of the repaying
and repairs until next spring, when a
new pavement will oe laid from Waba
sha to Kittson street.
ABOUT THK CAPITOL.
Secretory of State Brown will sail on the
Teutonic lor Europe today.
Secretary Hart will ship the photographic
portion of the state corrections aud charities
department to Chicago today.
John Tanner, of Northfield. has secured
an increase of pension to S»o a month
through the adjutant general's oiiice.
State Auditor Biennaun. who has been dis
abled for some time by a broken leg. due to a
fall on a slippery sidewalk, whs compelled to
have his leg reset Saturday night.
County Clerk P. J. Schward, of Dodge
county: Postmaster Anderson, Kasson, and
County Attorney Robert Sannden. of Pine
county, were visitors ai the capltoi yester
The following: books have teen received at
the stale library: Code of St.. Paul, 18D:j; Sil
vernail's Reports of ,\'ew York; volumes I
aud 2, Public Documents of Kansas, volume
17, Colorado Reports; volume o.\ Northwest
ern Reporter; volume 7, Utah Reports.
It Is Not
What We Say
But what Hood's Sarsaparilla Does
tliat tells the story —
Miss Lizzie May Davis
After the Grip
Nervous Prostration— No
Help Except in Hood's
i Sure It Saved Her Life.
'Ilnvo been suffering for two years past
with Nervous Prostration which was
brought ou by a very severe attack of grip.
almost every day for nearly three years.
Have now t:ken, on the recommendation of
my druggist, three bottles of Hood's barsa
parilla. What five doctors of both Boston
and this city could not do. those three bot
tles of Hood's Sarsaparilla have dojie for me.
I am now well and can walk without a cane.
I feel grateful to Hood's Sarsaparilla, as I be
lieve 1 should not now be alive if it were
not tor this medicine." Miss Lizzie Mat
Davis, Haverhill, Mass.
Hood's Pills* act easily, yet promptly
aud efficiently, on Uie liver and bowels. 2;. c.
S ILK VALUES.
The entire stock of 24
--inch Black Silk Grenadines,
marked $1.00, $1.25 and
$1.50 a yard, is now on sale
a yard. Although this is
anything but Grenadine
weather, we're selling lots
of them. They'll cost con
siderable more when this lot
is sold. These are some of
Plain Iron Frame Grena
Satin Stripe Grenadines.
All will be on sale at 88
Cents. None are worth less
than $1.00; most of them are
now marked $1.25, and many
of them even $1.50. Don't
wait too long.
Lots of Silks are said to
be as good as our Standard
Twill Printed India Silks.
We have never seen a sin
gle piece of which this could
truthfully be said, but we
have seen lots of poorer
Silks. But we don't ask
you to take our word for it.
Simply look at ours and
then look at those said to
be as good. The choosing
will be easy in spite of a big
difference in price.
As we have said before, a
poor silk is a poor invest
ment. We don't buy them,
and consequently cannot
sell. Our Standard Twilled
Silks are the best that can
be made. They will out
wear any other kind. We
have sold thousands of
pieces, and have yet to hear
the first complaint. A big
new stock will be here to
morrow. The present stock
numbers more than 100
styles. Price, $1.00.
Every year we make a
special effort to sell the best
One-Dollar Fast Black Sat
een Skirt in the market.
The Skirt we offer this sea
son is better than any sold
in former seasons.
WOOL DRESS GOODS.
About a dozen pieces of
Imported Strictly All-Wool
Dress Goods at
a yard — considerably -less
than half-price. Among
them are two pieces of
black. They cost 75 cents
to import, and ought to re
tail for $1.00.
Another lot of pure wool
Dress Goods, made in this
country, 36 and 38 inches
wide, in more than 50 differ
ent styles, 35 cents a yard.
This class of goods is sold
everywhere for 50 cents.
Our price means a saving of
30 per cent.
Crepons are the most
stylish fabrics used in Paris
today. In a few months
they will be in highest fash
ion here. Why not be in
fashion's front rank? We
have a choice new line of
Crepons, 46 inches wide, in
a full line of colors, at $1.00
a yard. We are told that
similar goods sell readily in
New York at $1.50.
Some of the most striking
costumes of the season will
be of the coarse-thread,
hard-wearing Hop Sacking.
Real French Hop Sack
ings, all colors, $1.65.
Mail orders get the best
Field, Mahler & Co
Wabasha, Fourth anJ Fifti Sis,
. A thousand new, stylish, Tailor-Made Spring Suits
on the first four tables as you enter the door.
Single or Double-Breasted Sacks and Three-Button
Cutaways in neat Mixed Cassimeres and Worsteds. New
colorings in Rough Scotch Homespuns. Handsome
blue and brown effects in Velour- Finished Cassimeres.
Perfect Blue and Black Serges and Cheviots, either rough
The Clay Worsted Suit' we sell at $15 is the best
Worsted Suit sold in America for the price. We think
this the best display of fine suits at a reasonable figure
ever shown in the Northwest. Look them over — you'll
be of the same opinion.
$3, $3,50 and $4 Hats
fr co at $2.45.
The choice of all our Fine Hats, Derby, Fedora or
regular Soft Hats (Stetson's alone excepted), for $2.45.
Sale closes Wednesday night. Don't be too late!
% $2 and $2,50 Stiff Hats
00 AT $1 .45.
> ;> New shapes in regular $2 and $2.50 Hats.
I Seventh and Robert Sis. - Seventh and Robert Sts.
Hanan Shoe Co.
The only house in St. Paul
with a full and complete line
of Tan Russias in high and low
cut Shoes for Ladies, Misses, '
Children, Men, Boys and
92, 94, 96 East 7th St.
GLOBE, M;iy 2.
/ msamsßi Chamber Suits.
/' V e / ,fr?SSi2SSS^&^]^ When a house can offer sue!; Suit> ;n
' X W^yt^p£^t&i the ones we sell thia week at the
£irl'MwW^^^^^M prices we quote, then it's v pleasure
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--'^ W /Mw^ M£&*& s ° iid Oak q\ r r\c\
i^OTl^^^S^^l - 3-Piece Suits . . q> Iv>• \J U
Finisheil fully up to those that sell
JP^^^y^grTg&SSjaSk for as hitfh as Fur §16.00 you
js=s~^T ]s£r* ffctthe square glass in dresser. 'Should
* l^^o^^^^^oW*i^Mfi you want the Che val style, with lon^
I :Ws£tf- ff'ass, then you can have it for S2LOO.
Wfßi^^^^^^S^4M^i\ - Notlli ''iT nearly so troo;l in any store in
tlie Xol ' thwest for tll(J I )rice -
VjCIIUCIU A <;<><MlT;ipc*Jr}.l>. .
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WMJKN ADVERTISE WOOL CARPETS, we give you WOOL, nut
a cheap, shoddy cotton affair.
• Tha Palace
Our Improved Credit Pluu. P[ ID\I I I D &
FreiKht paid 150 mUes. * v>> flV^ " ■ 1 \_^lX»-' *-^
Our New Spriiiz Catalogue
will be reofly for distribution /-* * pvr^r^T l s~* z~v
inafewdavsucv. CARPET CO.,
419 and 421 Jackson Street, Near Seventh.
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