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LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
Diphtheria is reported at 274 Thomas street
and membranous croup at 880 Hudson avenue.
The state printing committee met yesterday
and-rejected all the bids received, new pro
proposals to be considered July 6.
The Ivy Leaf Dancing club will give its
first moonlight excursion this evening, leav
ing the foot'of Jackson street at Bp. m.
Assemblyman Edward Krahmer filed his
affidavit of election expenses yesterday, which
states that he spent $167 during the cam
Eighty-seven medical graduates are taking
the examination prescribed by the state board
of health. Drs. McDavitt and Lufkln are
in charge. The examination will be conclud
The board of public works yesterday ap
proved the plans and specifications for boule
varding and curbing Goodrich avenue,
from Dale to Victoria streets, and instructed
the clerk to advertise for bldß.
There will be held this evening at the
corner of Wells street and Payne avenue a
meeting of the Taxpayers' Union of the First
Ward. This union has recently been organ
ized for the purpose of looking after the in
terests of the First ward.
The Cleveland school will hold Its annual
reception to parents and friends today, to
morrow ami Friday. The exhibit of work
will consist of language, drawing work of
all grades, from the first primary to the high
school, and in addition a very creditable
exhibit of high school drawing work.
Shortly after 12 o'clock yesterday afternoon
fire destroyed a small barn in the rear of
J. R. Wakefleld's residence, 1637 St. Anthony
avenue, causing a loss of $250. - Several bug
gies and sets of harness were also burned.
The fire started from a burning rubbish pile
in the rear of the barn. .
Edward Nagle", an old resident, died yes
terday afternoon at 4 o'clock at his residence,
645 Rice street. He wan a brother of John
Nagel, of 386 Livingston avenue, and for
many years a member of St. Vincent s
church, from which place the funeral will
be held tomorrow morning at 9.
The Pine Island Farmers' Elevator com
pany, with a capital stock of $10,000, was in
corporated yesterday with the secretary of
state. The directors are Louis Ferber, pres
ident; R. L. Cornwell, secretary; E. Walter,
treasurer; Lewis Klingspoon, B. T. Vessey,
H. Wilson, A. Monther and James Deveney.
THE BUSY WORLD.
W. S. Wood, of Faribault, is a Windsor
J. H. Green, of Duluth, is a guest at the
H. C. Ackers, of Mankato, is at the Mer
T. J. Burnham, of Moorhead, is at the
A. S. Church, of Mason City, 10., is at the
John B. Connor, of Indianapolis, is at the
R. W. Hurst, of London, Eng., Is at the
A. C. Wilkinson, of Crookston, is a guest
at the Clarendon.
M. r r'"'.hfTf ■•-■I, of Mora, Minn., Is reg
istered at V c Ryan.
Hun. C. B. BucKinan, of Little Falls, is a
guest at the Merchants'.
Surveyor General A. Blewitt, of Bismarck,
N. D., is at the Clarendon.
R. Brown and Mrs. White, of Crookston,
are guests at the Merchants'.
Bob Smith, the well-known horseman of
Janesville, Wis., Is at the Clarendon,
C. S. McKibbin, of the United States army,
Is among the guests of the Metropolitan.
C. H. Chester and wife, of Chicago, and
David Moog, of Ohicago, are at the Metro
C. D. Lebacken and wife, of Reynolds, N.
D., registered yesterday afternoon at the
J G. Williams, Alfred Jacques and A. H.
Hopkins, Duluth, are registered at the
G Hoyme, of Eau Claire, president of the
United church, and L, S. Rae and P. Ness,
of Stanley, are at the Metropolitan.
F W. Baldrick, the Duluth representative
of the Canadian customs department, came
down from the head of the lakes yesterday,
and will spend the balance of the week
OXE MORE DISBARMENT.
H. Ferodowill's Removal Is Asked
uy Lv«al Brethren.
The petition for the disbarment of H. Fero
flowell, a Minneapolis attorney, was on the
calendar in the supreme court yesterday, and
was referred to J. W. Molyneaux, another
Minneapolis attorney, to hear the evidence.
When the case came up in court, it was
found by the records that Mr. Ferodowlll had
not been admitted to practice, so far as could
be found, although he has been practicing in
the Flour City for four years or more. It
ueeins that when he applied for admission
charges similar to those on which his dis
barment is now asked were preferred against
him by a committee of the Hennepln county
bar, of which A. B. Jackson was chairman.
It was about that time, however, that the law
was passed designating the state board of
examiners-in-law as the prosecutors In dis
barment proceedings, and the charges were
evidently lost sight of. The complication is
one of the most unique that has come before
the court in a long time.
WILL DEFEND THE SUIT.
<llen Sued by Snpt. Gilbert Promise
to Fight It.
The libel suit instituted against Messrs.
Abbott, Yanlsh, Beck, Kirk and Cochran by
Supt. Gilbert will be fought to a finish. This
much was learned yesterday in talks with the
defendants by aGI ob c reporter.
Mr. Yanlsh stated that he had no statement
in relation to the case to make to the public
at this time further than to say that attorneys
would be retained and an answer to Supt.
■ Gilbert's complaint would be filed at once.
"Do you gentlemen Intend, fighting the case
to the end?" was asked. •
"Do we? Well, I guess we do. Certainly."
Mr. Vanish stated that the defendants had
not had a conference as yet, and he did not
know when the attorneys would be. This was
all he had to say.
BIRGE WOULD GO BACK.
He. Wants to Look After Police
E. E. Birge, the former superintendent of
the police patrol telegraph, who was let out
by the city council a year ago and his place
was given to Joseph McCauley, «is reported to
be seeking his old place. The term of office
of the superintendent of police patrol tele
graph Is indefinite, depending entirely upon
• the pleasure of the council. In the past it
has been customary for the common council
to elect the jailer of the central station, but
yesterday tho council did not follow the cus
tom. It is probable that the choice of a jailer
will be left entirely with the mayor.
Choral Society Elects Officers.
The Choral Association of St. Paul, which
has recently been organized, held its quarter
ly meeting Monday evening and new officers
were elected as follows: President, H. Rus
tad, vice president, Mrs. H. Folkstad; re
cording secretary, A. M. Jenson; correspond
ing secretary, Miss Inga Peterson; treasurer,
O. M. Foss; revisers, L. C. Dahl and B. A.
Forseth; song committee, Mrs. Carola Foss
Cbristenson, B. A. Forseth and E. Hogberg.
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Signs of Better Times.
As a sign of better times, Noyes Bros. &
Cutler Monday received and filled over 700
orders (city and country), beating any previous
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HE NOW HOLDS THE REINS OF THE
HIS FIRST OFFICIAL PAPER
READ TO THE COUWCIL IS A BROAD
AND IHOUGHTFCL ME*.
IT COVERS AMj THE BRANCHES
Of the Government "VVJth a Famili
arity Born of Fast Official Ex
Frank B. Doran was inducted yesterday
Into the office of mayor of the city of St.
Paul. The inauguration ceremony took place
in the common council chamber between the
hcurs of noon and 1 p. m. Prior thereto the
new common council met and each body com
pleted its organization. Then both bodies" met
In joint session, and a committee was in
structed to wait upon Mayor-elect Doran and
Mayor Smith and inform them that the time
for the inauguration ceremony had arived.
The scene that Mayor Smith and Mayor
elect Doran beheld as they entered the coun
cil chamber arm in arm and walked up to
the president's chair, was notably picturesque.
The chamber was beautifully decorated with
palms, potted plants and a profusion of roses,
peonies and other flowers. In front of the
president's chair was a huge embankment of
floral pieces, while the palms and potted
plants were distributed generally about the
room, imparting to the chamber a tropical
and luxurious atmosphere most gratifying to
the senses. But if the floral embellishments
contributed so much to the beauty of the
scene, the spectacle, of so many interested
and expectant citizens, intent upon seeing
and hearing all that their eyes and ears could
comprehend, greatly enhanced the picture.
There were many ladies present, whose sum
mer costumes and bright faces mingled har
moniously with the flowers and foliage. They
occupied chairs arranged inside the railing
on the left side of the chamber. A bevy of
pretty stenographers adorned the curtained
windows that look out from the committee
rooms above the president's chair. The gal
lery opposite was literally packed, while down
stairs, the space outside the semi-circle was
The audience contained a large number of
prominent citizens, conspicuous among whom
were those noted for their keen interest in city
affairs. There was a plentiful sprinkling of
city and county officials, and politicians were
exceedingly numerous. But cf all the eleven
wards, the Sixth naturally turned out the
largest contingent to witness the inaugura
tion of the city's mayor. The ladies who sat
at the right of the speaker's desk were most
ly from Mr. Doran's ward.
As Mayor Smith and Mayor-elect Doran
entered the council chamber, they were greet
ed with a burst of applause, the instant the
spectators saw them. The applause did not
cease until they had ascended the president's
platform. Timothy Reardon, who had Just
been elected president of the common coun
cil, stepped aside while the two mayors stood
upon the platform and faced each other.
Mayor Smith raised his right hand and Mayor
elect Doran did likewise. Then Mayor Smith,
in a voice that wavered somewhat, adminis
tered the oath of office to Mr. Doran, whereby
the latter pledged himself to enforce the laws
and ordinances of the state of Minnesota and
the city of St. Paul.
The ceremony performed, President Rear
"I take pleasure in introducing to the com
mon council, F. B. Doran, the mayor of St.
Deafening applause and cheers greeted this
announcement. Mayor Doran surveyed the
spectators for an instant, and then producing
his manuscript, he proceeded to read his in
augural message to the common council,
which was as follows:
MR. DORAN'S INAUGURAL.
Mr. President and Members of the Common
Council: I desire to present at this time
some matters for your consideration. I do
so not only in compliance with a charter
provision, but also as a duty which an In
coming executive owes to the legislative
branch of its administration.
I have attempted to present, as concisely
as possible for your intelligent understanding
the condition in which I find various de
partments of our civic government, and then
make a few suggestions.
Your constituents and mine will expect of
us that earnest endeavor be not relaxed in the
effort to secure the greatest efficiency possi
ble upon carefully considered economical
lines. They will expect that expenditures be
carefully scrutinized; that extravagance be
banished; that sinecures be lopped off and
that, wherever possible, our revenues be in
creased through every proper means which
not unduly oppress our over-buraened prop
erty owners. Keeping in mind our system
of government is founded upon the principle
of the greatest good to the greatest number
you may find that some privileges exist and
where they do they should be abolished
when such abolishment is not inconsistent
with the public welfare. These matters de
serve and undoubtedly will be given due at
tention by your bodies. That such consider
ation will be conducted with loyal desire
and that your action will be wise I fully be
I need hardly touch upon the financial
aspects of our city government beyond re
minding you that within the last four years
we have reduced our indebtedness by $1 452 -
000, under the watchful guidance of tlia
comptroller, sustained by the common coun
cils. This year the tax levy will be reduced
4.8 mills, a result brought about by reduc
tions in interest charges and in operating
expenses, and never has the credit of the
city stood so high as it does today. You
will be expected to still further strengthen
Last November a committee consisting of
some of our more prominent citizens and
known as the retrenchment committee was
in session for several weeks, subjecting every
department to the closest scrutiny. The re
sults of its investigations and the recom
mendations based thereon were embodied in
an exhaustive report, which I commend to
your careful and thoughtful examination.
Appointed solely with a view to suggesting
economies, many of its recommendations will
be found so radical as to bt impracticable.
Many others are impracticable because of ex
isting laws. Among the feasible recommejida
tions made by the committee was that for
the appointment of a city purchasing agent.
The appointment of a proper person to act in
such a capacity would result in a saving to
the city by protecting it from fraud and
carelessness. This is a question that I also
commend to your consideration; for it is be
lieved that certain contracts have been let
at figures above prices quoted to private citi
zens of the same class of work.
The stretches of poor pavement that still
remain I believe to be it great detriment
to the best interests of the city by giving
it a dilapidated appearance. That the sub
stitution of asphalt, granite or brick pave
ment for the discredited wooden block is a
good investment for the property owners
can hardly be doubted In the light of the in-,
crease of rental values along those streets
where asphalt has been laid. Many of the
wooden block pavements are much decayed
making extensive and costly repairs neces
sary. Last year $4,300 was expended in this
manner. A well-kept dirt roadway is much
preferable to some of our rotten and rutted
Several orders for paving are now pending
which will demand early attention, if they
are to be completed this season.
During the past year repairs to the amount
of $4,300 were put upon the Mississippi street
bridge. The Como avenue bridge is practi
cally completed; and an urgent demand is felt
for a new bridge on Summit avenue over the
right of way of the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul railway. The last council entered
into negotiations with the company, but to
no purpose beyond showing that it was un
willing to build such a structure as the char
acter of that beautiful thoroughfare demands.
The company is bound, I am advised, to con
struct the bridge, and was ordered to do ,so
by the last council, but has apparently ig
nored the matter. It will devolve upon you
to take such steps as S&ffms necessary in so
important a matter.
It Is also •dvlsabie^fKaiT steps be taken
toward painting, repairing and replacing a
number of wooden bridges now nearing the
danger point In their use by the public;,
and provision may wisely be made for paint-
THE SAINT PAUL -€S*>oßS: WEDNESDAY; JUNE 3, 1898.
ing the iron bridges where necessary, as tt
is poor economy to neglect protecting this
class of structure from the destructive action'
of the elements.
Another matter requiring no little atten
tion is that of sidewalks- A large proportion
of the woden walks have been down beyond its
ordinary life, and is seriously in need of re
pair. Its poor condition, resulting from ne
glect on this point, has caused a direct loss
to the city of many thousands of dollars in
damage suits. It is a fact worthy of note
that a majority of the damage suits brought
against the city are baaed on Injuries re
ceived on defective sidewalks. The report
of the legal department shows that the claims
last year amounted to $134,395. One-third of
the sum paid in judgments, if expended on
the sidewalks, would go far to put them In
good condition. Experience has shown that
"property owners will not put down new
walks unless ordered to do so by the common
There appears to have been a laxity on the
part of the engineering department in tne
supervision of sidewalk construction. In some
sections of the city adjoining property own
ers have been allowed to lay sidewalks at
different grades. This practice has resulted
in unsightly obstructions, very dangerous to
pedestrians and productive of mar^; damage
suits. The practice should be remedied.
During the past three years notable pro
gress has been made in the lighting of the
city. A large portion of the city is better
lighted and a large saving in lighting bills
has been effected, amounting to above $iuu
-000. The published report on this subject is
Wir aiis P&desTrable that the electric lighted
district be extended as soon as possible, not
only bemuse of the greater ?5^ tlven<L s a s °*
the light, but on account of its comparative
cheapness when competition is P«g«ly
! evoked. Steps for securing this competition
i should be taken some months before tne ex
piration of the present contracts. And so far
PARKS AND TREE PLANTING.
Very gratifying results have teen rw**|
in the matter of improving and testifying
our parks, for which great credit is.due to
the management of the park board which has
brought them up to a standard of excellence,
surpassed by none of our Western cities.
In some of the residence districts of the
city the property owners have taken steps
i towards beautifying the streets upon which
they live by extending the boulevards, turf
ing and planting trees. Any measures hav
ing in view the beautifying of our city a
streets are worthy of encouragement.
SCHOOLS AND SEWERS.
The sanitary condition of some of °ur
school buildings Is to be regretted. While
none of them, I believe, is positively dan
gerous yet elements of danger to the health
of our children certainly exist. In many
cases this state of things can be remedied
by connecting with existing sewers.
I find on examination that of the forty-five
school buildings, twenty-five are without such
connection. In eleven of these the discred
ited not to say iniquitous, Ruttan "dry
closet system is still in use. In no case
would more than 1,300 feet of new sewer be
required. The schools that should and can
be easily connected are the Lafayette, Hen
dricks, Gorman. Douglas. Smith and Fisher
Ames. The cost of constructing such sew
ers is estimated at les than 75 cents per front
foot. The charter requires that the cost of
sewer work shall be assessed upon the real
estate benefited. This provision permits the
spreading of the assessment to the relief of
the property abutting on the sewers. I com
mend th!s matter to your earnest attention,
and especially to the consideration of the al
dermen of the wards in which the schools
named are situated.
The amount of money at the disposal of
the board of school inspectors has been stead
ily reduced for a number of years. There
are certain localities in great need of more
ample school facilities. It amounts almost
to a crime to deprive children of educational
opportunities. The average annual increase
of enrollment is about 1,200 pupils. Sittings
should be provided for those whatever the
cost. It is a question for the school board
to decide whether a considerable sum might
not be saved by reductions in the cost of
special departments and the saving expend
ed for new buildings and additions. A high
ly efficient grammar school system with ac
commodations for all should not be sacrificed
for high schools and special departments,
which are of benefit —though of undoubtedly
great benefit—to comparatively few. The
pruning process, if necessary at all, should
be applied to the higher grades. Never to
the children of our poor who are not able to
attend more than the primary school.
The question. What can be done to make
the public library more accessible; more at
tractive and more useful? is one /that is de
manding attention. An intelligently conduct
ed public library is recognized as an im
portant adjunct to our educational system
and potent factor in broadening our civic life.
A solution of the difficulty has been proposed
in the conversion of some of the city's un
available assets. To this end there is pend
ing a resolution calling for bids for the mar
ket house property. I leave this to your wise
Judgment to consider in the future.
In point of health and good sanitary con
ditions, St. Paul ranks high among the cities
of the world, but an examination would in
dicate that the death rate could be reduced
•to a still lower point if proper measures
were taken. The department under the pres
ent commissioner appears to be run econo
mically and efficiently. A systematic and
thorough inspection of dairy herds and food
products appears to be one of the things at
which the dej>artment is aiming, and en
couragement to this end should be given.
The best method of collecting and dispos
ing of the city's garbage has been a bone of
contention in almost every council, and a
satisfactory conclusion has not yet been
reached. It is an important question affect
ing the comfort and health of almost every
citizen, and your attention will be directed
thereto without suggestion from me.
The careful way in which the fire depart
ment is managed is a source of gratification
to our citizens. While maintaining the depart
ment at a high grade of efficiency, the board
has conducted it with due regard to econo
my. The chief cause of the high standard
of the department seems to be the result of
an attempt on the part of the board to di
vorce it "from politics. It would be well if
the board wouM require its employes to re
frain from active partisan work.
The water department is even more care
fully managed than the fire department. In
vestigation shows not only that the board in
charge is pursuing a far-sighted policy in
the matter of securing an adequate and
wholesome supply, but furnishes water at
lower nates than are enjoyed by almost any
other city in the country.
The workhouse has become one of our Im
portant departments, and if given proper
credit for work done by the prisoners upon
Como park and in the shops, would be little
short of self-sustaining. It may be found
practicable to still further add to it 3
Of the legal department I have little to
say. One of the most important duties lying
within its province is to give advice to the
council and other departments. Numerous
complaints from various departments and
from members of the committees of the last
council have reached my ears as to the non
attendance of any member of the legal de
partment upon their sessions. Heretofore the
city has been able to struggle along with a
corps of four legal advisers, but the present
force seems inadequate to the demands put
Hamm's Beers I
_r'»'Ra Are in the I
I I EXCELSIOR? V
upon it As a remedy I would urge that the
entire work no longer be left t« tvfp. at the
a"SsistSihf3, "but thac the othir members"sjiare
in Its labors, as they- share in the emolu
WEST SIDE-LEVBE RIGHTS.
The city is the o«cfr, of considerable prop
erty on the West sloe' levee suitable for sites
for manufacturing >pwposes* I' cannot but
deprecate the departure of the last council
from the rule estaoiishld b~ previous coun
cils, under which all levee leases were made
to terminate not 4ater- than July 1, 1916.
Twenty-five years seems to be a sufficient
term for a lease. -lEncouFagement'SuSlcient
for establishment, Jand net paternalism, is \
good American doctrine.
As thi3 council may hare to deal with mat
ters of this character, I think K. is not amiss
to utt&r a warntaf against granting fran
chises or privilege&,oi aoy kind on too easy
terms. Where opportunity exists for encour
aging the location-,ef".*ew industries in the
city it should be taken, and proper induce
ments should be offered. But care should
also be exercised that too long leases be not
granted. Nor should the council even ha-ve
the appearance of granting privileges of an
exclusive character to any corporation.
What is needed for the prosperity of the
city is varied industries and competition.
Sooner or later exclusive privilege© rbeeome
a burden on the people, depriving them of
the advantages of competition. This has
been evidenced in more than one instance in
our municipal history-
NEW SALARY ACT.
On July 1, 1895, the so-called salary act
passed by the last legislature went Into ef
fect. This lav/ appears to be operative, in
dependently of action by the council, in so
far as it reduced the salaries of heads of de
partments elected or appointed after Its pas
sage and should be deemed to be-in force as !
to such officers at the present time. So far
only the building Inspector has ■ been made
subject to its provisions.
The matter of licenses is one that requires
constant care and oversight in order that
injustice' and ' inequalities may be avoided.
The chief source of the city's revenues, be
sides what is received from taxation, comes
from these fees. In 1895 $309,000 was received |
from liquor licenses. The primary object of
the licensing system, however, is not revenue
That an unfortunate state of things obtains
in regard to the collection of liquor licenses j
is a well known fact. It has been the custom
In the past to allow liquor dealers thirty |
days after the expiration of their licenses In
which to renew. As a matter of fact, cases
have not been infrequent In which the li
cense fee was not paid for two -or three
months after It was due. Tfcis has resulted
not only in injustice to those dealers who
have promptly paid their fees, but in a
large financial loss to the city.
An ordinance is now pending in the alder
manic committee on licenses repealing the
ordinance passed in 1888, by which the pow
ers of the council in the supervision of li
censes was delegated to its license commit
tee. This ordinance also makes the method
of issuing licenses Conform with the statu
tory provisions in other respects that have
also been neglected. I would recommend
that it be carefully" considered and, unless
grave objections are found, that it be
As there will be some delay before an ap
plication can be grantrf and a license bo
issued, and for the reasons suggested above,
the fees for a new license should be paid into
the city treasury on the date of the expira
tion of the old one. At least thirty days
notice should be served -upon dealers by the
license inspector or. by some other proper
officer of the city government.
It is the duty of your proper committees
to see that the bonds of liquor dealers are
sufficient and that the statute in regard to
the issue of license* is impartially
I am glad to note that the dealers have vol
untarily consented tq have the licenses stand
In the names of the parties running the sa
loons, and would urge that measures be taken
for the conspicuous display of every li
The collection of dog licenses Is very un
equal, «„is..evidenced by the receipts from
this source, amounting in 1895 ttf 6niy Jb-fc.>
The ordinance on this subject, either through
inherent defects or lax enforcement, has'be
come practically inoperative. Your attention
Is called to it to see either that its defects
are remedied or a new and proper ordinance
enacted and rigidly enforced, to the end that
the city's revenues be Increased and a great
public nuisance abated.
To the popular mind hy far the most impor
tant branch of the city government is the
police department. It is to be regretted that
heretofore political influence, rather tran
personal fitness, has, as a rule, been the test
applied to applicants for positions. To suc
cessfully conduct contemplated reforms It
would seem imperative that the executive de
partment be surrounded by men of un
doubted loyalty to the cause we have
espoused. To accomplish this all indications
point to some necessary changes. But I do
not desire to have them made upon grounds
of political differences of opinion, but upon
well-established belief that certain men
would retard and hinder, by disloyal means,
our best purposes. It will be my earnest
effort to prevent all political Interference in
any behalf by the police' department, and in
furtherance of this purpose I invoke your
That each and every man on the force
should be at a high standard of efficiency as
a police officer is more necessary in this
city, perhaps, than in any other In the coun
try, owing to our limited conditions. With an
area of fifty-five square miles requiring pa
trol, and an annual appropriation limited by
law to $185,000, a problem of some difficulty
presents itself for solution. Last year, with
181 names, the payroll aggregated $177,576,
all other expenses of the department amount
ing to only $4,971. Of the 181 members only
118 were detailed for. actual patrol duty. It
would appear that the custom of detailing
patrolmen for special <luty has been some-,
what abused: When such' is found to be the
case the proper remedy fiill be applied, with
a view to Increasing the effectiveness of the
That the force is inadequate to the demands
upon it is admitted. But beyond the method "
touched upon, no feasible means of Increasing
the number of men has been suggested as
yet. It is essential that" the expenditures of
the department be kei&t within the legal limit,
the disregard of this limit by the previous
administration, in spite of. repeated warnings,
reduced the city to the necessity of issuing
certificates of indebtedness, amounting to al
most $20,000. Subsequently, '■ despite the
opposition of the - administration's clos
est adherents, the ealary list was
so revised by the \ last council that
a saving of about $8,000 a year will be ef
fected. It is one of your' important duties to
regulate the Balariea"'of< Ithe police, that the
estimate of last December for police mainte
nance be not exceeded,
It Is the practice for all men ranked as pa
trolmen, to receive the same salary. I sug
gest for your consideration the establishment
of a probationary period of -service, during
which inexperienced appointee* should serve
at a lower salary, until promoted to the rank
of regular patrolmen with full compensation.
Would not some such plan tend not only
toward economy, but ultimately to raise the
character of the force and increase its ef
The advisability of consolidating the offices
of superintendent of fire alarm and police
telegraph may also merit investigation.
Lax . enforcement of the laws regarding
gambling «nd wine rooms has come to be too
much of a public scandal to permit its being
passed in silence. Public decency demands
that youth-destroying agencies of this kind
be suppressed with vigorous hand. That such
things will not be tolerated for an instant
after information Of their presence is brought
to me, I need hardly add. The laws respect
ing these evils will receive vigorous and strict
enforcement, so far as It lies in me as head
of the police department to do so. The law
prohibiting the sale of liquor to minors will
be strictly enforced,
G. A. R. ENCAMPMENT,
The national encampment of the Grand
Army of the Republic Is scheduled to meet
in St. Paul during the first week in Septem
ber of this year. As if will undoubtedly bring
with it the greatest gafl^ering ever witnessed
in the Northwest," tte pfbverbial hospitality
of our city wiirbe tax&Lto an extent hitherto
unknown. To aid injsljs, undertaking, I in
voke your aid In botrfcf'jpjur public and your
private capacities. It.sefms probable that not
less than 35,000 to 4&(56!/ of the nation's de
fenders, known aSP"^)ld.<veterans," will be
with us, and will brina^ith them from 120,
--000 to 160.000 other .-vfjititws.
No such object I<m9od, in patriotism haa
been witnessed by bti ■ Ispple, and especially
by our school childn % % whom we all have
so deep an Interest, i *d|pfl whose minds It Is
especially-desirable t slfcpress such lessons.
The influence is im litg&urable. and I feel
that you will nek und£re|t|iT>ate It.
A,s the chosen re; of all sec
tions of our city, you rflafe greatly supplement
your public efforts I securing much needed
aid through your perilyMjJs private effort. Let
me hope you will drf*your full duty, in the
certain belief that your accomplishments will
exceed your expectations, and that in future
years no memory of yours will be more
fondly cherished than that in this behalf you
performed well your duty.
At the conclusion of the address, the com
mon council adjourned until 7:15 p. m. in
the evening. Mayor Doran returned with ex-
Mayor Smith to the mayor's office, where he
held an Informal reception; receiving among
others, the Sixth ward delegation of ladies,
whose presence graced the council chamber.
DOINGS OF THE COIXCIL,.
Narrative of the Transition Period
The old common councTl held its last meet-,
Ing shortly before noon, the purpose being
to dispose of all unfinished business. A com-1
mittee was appointed to wait upon Mayor ,
•Smith to ascertain if he had any communi
cations to make. The committee returned
with the information that the mayor had no
communications to offer. Assemblyman John
son then moved that the common council ad
journ sine die. The motion prevailed, and
-the common council of the past two years
went out of existence.
The councllmen-elect were then escorted by
the ez-councihnen to the seats Just vacated.
Gity Cierk Jensen first called the new as
sembly to order, and announced that the
first business in order would be the swearing
in of the members. The nine assemblymen
all arose and raised their right hands while
the city clerk administered the oath of office
"Nominations for president being in order.
Assemblyman Lewis nominated O. H. Arosin
for the office of president. In so doing Mr.
Lewis said that Mr. Arosin had been closely
identified with the progress and development
7of St. PauL It had rarely occurred that an
officer who had discharged his duties faith
fully had not only made friends but enemies.
All rules had exceptions. Mr. Arosin was
the exception to the rule. His fairness, im
partiality and unswerving integrity had won
the admiration of all. Mr. Reardon seconded
the nomination, and, there being no others.
th<s vote was taken by ballot. Mr. Arosin
received the unanimous vote of the assem
In response to the honor conferred upon him
Mr. Arosin said on assuming the chair:
"I thank you most sincerely, gentlemen,
for the high honor you have conferred upon
me today in electing me your presiding offi
cer for the ensuiny year. I shall endeavor to
presfde over your deliberations with fairness,
showing favors to no one, and equal recogni
tion to all the members of this body. I ask
you, genljemen, to overlook my shortcomings
and correct me should I make any mistakes.
For the next two years the administration of j
the affairs or the city has b§en left In the !
hands of representatives of only one political
party, so there,- can be no party questions to
consider. Let us, therefore, be careful so as
not to carry partisan feeling.with U3 in our
deliberations, but remember that we have
been entrusted with the affairs of thi3 city
for the best Interests of the city, and not for
any political party only.
"I agarfn thank you, gentlemen, for the
honor you have conferred upon me, and wish
to say that I want It distinctly understood
that when my term of office expires, a year
hence, son^ ether member of this body
should be elected to preside."
The assembly then elected M. Gordon Craig
its vice pdesident, and adjourned until 1:30
' p. m., after President Arosin had announced
the make-up of the standing committees
which is as as follows:
Ways and Means—Craig, Mabon. Kirke.
Streets. Sewers and Bridges—Lewls.Thomp-
Bon, Reardon, Krahmer, Craig, Daly.
Education—Kirke, Lewis, Krahmer.
Fire Department—Thompson, Kirke, Lewis,
Taxes and Printing—Daly, Krahmer, Ma
Police—Mabon, Reardon, Thompson, Lewis.
License—Daly, Reardon, Mabon.
Public Buildings—Krahmer, Craig, Thomp
Gas-Thompson, Daly, Craig Krahmer,
Requisition—Reardon, Kirke, Mabon.
Directly after the adjournment of the as
sembly, City Clerk Jensen called the new
board of aldermen to order and administered
the oath of office after the same formula aa
in the case of the assembly. The board then
proceeded to organize.
Aid. Donahower placed In nomination for
president Aid. James E. Markham, of the
Seventh ward. Aid. Markham was elected
president unanimously. In assuming the
chair he said:
"I feel grateful to you for the great honor
you have conferred on me. and especially so,
as the honor has come to me through no ef
fort on my part. In fact, against my wishes
I enter now on my third term. It has been
' my lot to serve my constituents and the city
on the floor of this chamber, and I feel that
here was my sphere of usefulness, and so
when the subject was first broached to me
I suggested that some one else might be
chosen in my stead. The unanimity of the
tender, the general request has Induced me to
disregard my own inclinations and accept
this position. We begin a new administra
tion today, an administration composed
largely of new men. The present council
owes many obligations to the people of St.
Paul. Many of you are Republicans elected
from Democratic strongholds not on the per
sonal popularity of the man, but because of
a general desire for a change of administra
"It is a noticeable thing in life that honors
conferred always carry Responsibilities. A
word of caution 1 at thfcs time. Being in con
trol, elected ~t>y the people to carry out their
financial anfl''tStlier reforms, let us not on
account of ■ftemand or pressure for place,
yield our desire* as expressed to the people,
that we will give them a clear-cut business
administration from start to finish. Ife we
carry out our pledges, at the end of our term
the people will say, 'Well done, good and
faithful servants.' The responsibility is with
us; we are our own censors."
In conclusion, Aid. Markham likewise as
sured the aldermen that we would not ac
cept a re-election as president at the end of
his term one year hence.
" Aid. Lindahl nominated Aid. Allard, of the
Tenth, ward, for the office of vice president.
Aid. Allard received the entire vote of his
colleagues, and was declared elected. The
board then adjourned until 7:30 p. m.
POLICE ARE CONFIRMED.
Assembly Approves the New Mayor's
The assembly convened at 2:30 p. m. for the
purpose of receiving Mayor Doran's police
appointments. The mayor sent in the names
of M. N. Goss and Philip W. Schweitzer to
be chief of police and chief of detectives, re
spectively.to fill vacancies caused by the res
ignations of John Clark and John O'Connor.
The assembly confirmed the appointments
by a unanimous vote.
COUNCIL ELECTS OFFICERS.
Timothy Reardon Is Chosen Presi
dent Without Dissent.
Immediately after the adjournment of the
board of aldermen, City Clerk Jensen called
the common council to order. The only busi
ness before the Joint body was the election
of a president. Assemblyman Thompson
placed in nomination for the office, Timothy
Rc-ardon. Assemblyman Krahmer seconded
the nomination. The vote was taken and it
resulted In nineteen votes for Mr. Reardon.
As Reardon ascended the president's plat
form, cheers and shrieks of laughter created
a pandemonium in the chamber. In accept
ing the honor, Mr. Reardon said:
"Unlike the two gentlemen who have been
elected to the presidency of the board and the
assembly, I will make no promises that I will
not be a candidate a year hence."
The common council then adjourned until
7:10 p. m., but did not meet until 8 p. m.
At that hour the common council met and
proceeded to select the four members of the
board of abatement and to elect a market
master and a Janitor of the market house.
These officials had all been agreed upon
at a caucus held during the afternoon. Ac
cordingly, a resolution was adopted declaring
Assemblymen Krahmer and Thompson and
Aid. Bell and Bigelow elected members of
the board of abatement. The common coun
cil then elected L. A. Webster, marketmas
ter, and E. H. Wickersheim, janitor of the
School Was Not Large Enough.
The address by Rev. Dr. John Paul Eg
bert to the pupils of Baldwin seminary will
be given Thursday night in House of Hope
instead of at the school, as announced. All
friends of the school are invited. The diplo
mas will be presented the same evening.
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IN THE MIDST OF PLENTY. JsM^vY €>
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jT everyday. They have no appetite or if i hoy do have "Jf^TPSHila '<
an appetite and «at what tiny roquirftitdocsthsni no Sl/'«"'. 'W^lf ©
X good, because thoatoinucli aoesuotdiifcrt ititiidthe Jk' • ■'» A«7 i n
lernientiui; mass of f.>o;l)Kiconic3 jisourcfiof disease, y>-T *- *'~W*X V»\ ' ©
X of lieaclaciio3,.sleeplessness,lan g'ior::n'J t;iethousand /- ' ".^IJnaM * jl
ra and one symptoms of disordered digestion. t%fa-"ljc£^ sins fe''i ' 9
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I Dyspepsia Tablets 1 |
fp promptly relieve and care all forms of indigestion. They hare done itin thousands ©
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2 XT HLL DRUGGISTS. SO CENTS. X
FOR SOIJfID IWOfIEY
FREE SI I. VI-: R NOT IS FAVOR WITH
THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF
THE PRESIDENT IS INDORSED
WITHOUT QUALIFICATION FOR HIS
ADMINISTRATION OF NATIONAL
ROBERT A. SMITH IS CHAIRMAN.
Dornn Forces Elect a Delegation
Favorable to Michael With No
Trouble at All.
Hon. Michael Doran had easy sailing yes
teiday in the Democratic convention to elect
delegates to the state convention, who will
assist in selecting delegates to the national
convention at Chicago, and in nominating
Democratic presidential electors.
In fact, Mr. Doran put away the proffered
crown In order to see what the state con
vention will do regarding the financial ques
tion". This was done when Frank Baer, cf
the Sixth ward, offered m. resolution instruct
ing the Ramsey county delegation to act as
a unit in working tor Mr. Doran's election a?
delegate at large.
Throughout the short session of yesterday's
convention there was not even a suspicion of
a kick from the antl-Doran men, nor from
the free silver men. Masters of the intricate
art of politics were in control, and a hitch
of any kind was impossible. Manipulators
who showed up aa delegates in yesterday's
convention were not seen In the last city
convention, and many of the powerful ones
were "dead"- during the city campaign in
which Frank B. Doran was elected mayor.
J. C. Michael, chairman of the county com
mittee, called the convention to order and
Secretary Ilealey read the call.
Michael Doran moved that Dan W. Lawler
be temporary chairman. The nomination was
seconded, and Mr. Lawler was elected by
acclamation. In taking the chair Mr. Lawltr
thanked the delegates, and then said thai,
though to the eye of the unthinking observer
the clouds may appear to be lowering today,
if Democrats are true to the holy and ex
alted teachings of the Democratic fathers, vic
tory will again crown Democratic effort. He
referred to the fact that four years ago tho
Ramsey county Democrats had convened un
der similar circumstances, with a Republican
administration enthroned in the city a ill and
court house building. Yet in the succeeding
fall the Democrats had swept the tiell with
a big majority. "They were stirred by thii
mighty inspiration of that mighty man, Uro
ver Cleveland," said Mr. Lawler. "If we
but stand true to Democratic principles and
honest politics we can be victorioui again in
C. J. Buell moved that the usual commit
tees be selected by the different ward dele
gations, with two. from the country. The
motion prevailed, but a committee on cre
dentials was made unnecessary when T. D.
O'Brien moved that the Hat published In the
Globe be taken as the list of delegates.
Aa there did not appear to be any ;jnt.vsts,
Mr. O'Brien's motion was adopted, and the
list was read as published. A few correc
tions and substitutions were made, and then
the list was adopted.
On motion of Frank W. M. Cutcheon the
temporary organization waa made permanent^
and a recess was taken to allow the delega
tions to caucus for members of committee on
resolutions and delegates to the Btate rou
After the recess the following committee en
resolutions was named: First ward, P. H.
Scanlan; Second, P. Kelly Jr.; Third, R. J.
Sehurmeier; Fourth, John E. Hearn; '•"lfth,
Dan Aberle; Sixth, R. N. Hare; Seventh.
J. J. McCafferty; Eighth, F. L. McGhoe;
Ninth, J. O'Connor; Tenth, C. J. Buell; Eltv
enth, William O'Brien; country, M. Dorm,
A. P. Hendrickson.
Delegates to the state convention wero se
lected as follows:
First Ward—William Johnson. J. F. Kain,
W. J. Sweeney, J. R. Donohue. G. W. Dil
lery, J. C. Horrigan, William Yc.mg.
Second Ward—William G. Mulligan P
Kelly Jr., W. J. Mackey, J. H. Farrell, Henry
G. Kopp, C. D. Smith, L. Memmer, Adolph
Third Ward—E. J. Schurmeler, T. J. Brady
John Heber, P. O'Brieu, H. W. Cory, J. Aug.
Fourth Ward—Dan McCarthy, H. J. Strouae,
J. G. Donnelly, F. G. Brady, D. C. Jones,
Thomas Grace, Frank Huber, Roxey Reber,
Fifth Ward—William Banholzer, Dan Ab
erle, C. McDonnell, George T. Reddiugton J.
F. O'Brien, B. Ryan, Frank Skok W. H.
Ulmer, Phil Martin, E. J. Murnane, T. J.
Sixth Ward—F. W. Baer. R. N. Hare, Cy
rus Gillette, James Melady, T. F. Tierney,
Joseph Gulon, Sam eDariDg, A. Marguiles
Joseph Smith, W. R. Hawthorne.
Seventh Ward—T. D. O'Brien, F. W. M.
Cutcheon, D. W. Lawler, J. J. McCafferty
Robert A. Smith, Thomas W. Sheehy.
Eighth Ward—George Umland, T. F. Mar
tin, Pat Mcllugh, George J. Mitsch, T. J.
McDermott,William J. Preston, George Lend
way, Frank Kelly, William Fitzgerald, Dud
ley Claugherty. Henry Steinkamp, Nick
Wehr, Joe Matz.
Ninth Ward—D. Sullivan, F. S. Dowlan,
E. L, Murphy, William Smith, M. Cleary,
M. J. O'Connor, A. L. Wagner, Dan Bell.
M. J. OKourke.
Tenth Ward—C. J. Buell, J. H. McGllvra.
Eleventh Ward—Pierce Butler, William
Country—M. Doran, A. P. Hendrickson,
P. F. Murphy. J. E. Lonergan.
J. J. McCafferty, as chairman of the com
mittee on plaform, presented these two tersa
and pointed declarations:
We, the Democrats of Ramsey county In
convention assembled, do hereby unqualifiedly
indorse the administration of President Cleve
We are uncompromisingly opposed to the
free coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1.
The platform was adopted without a sign
It was at this point that Frank Baer of
fered the resolution instructing for Mr.
Doran. The latter protested that he did not
desire the passage of such a resolution; and
Judge McCafTerty characterized Baer's reso
lution as Vun-Democratic. While speaking
he mentioned T. D. O'Brien's name in con
nection with the position of district delegate.
This brought Mr. O'Brien to his feet with
the declaration that he wanted it understood
he was not a candidate. Under proper cir
cumstances he would like to be, but he did
not think he could continue to talk unselfish
ness In politics if he consented to contest for
Judge McCafferty said Mr. O'Brien's state
ment furnished one good reason why he
should be elected, because he did not want
Baer withdrew his resolution.
On motion of Dan Aberle, Robert A. Smith
was elected chairman of the delegation to
the state convention; and then the conven
BRAVE SPIRITS BROKEN.
How often women wake up in th«
morning- cheerful and happy, deter
mined to de so much before the da/
ends, and yet: — —dCL,
Before the mom- \
ing is yery old, the
dreadful BACK- aflfr V
ACHE appears, jrfß^fl
the bravo spirit MSffm Jjx\ \\
matter how Jgm Vvlcv. / /
hard she strug- Bg^fHj|9 iSs^. /
should I euf- 111 1 1
WLat can I If //I! j I
Pinkham's 7 1 \jj
Compound" IV * pfei CQ C \
will btop the XJIVNg^ jA JKJ
torture and t-s^il ffl^fyiy' [_->->
restore courage. \l/"""
All such pains come from a deranged
■terus. Trouble in the womb blots
out the light of the sun at midday to
a vast number of women.
Be advised—do as many others hava
done and are doing—procure Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable .Compound at
once, and commence without delay to
realize the relief it is sure to bring you
MR. I'NDERWOOD'S SIOK.
Pilgrim Baptist Paittor Explain* tlio
Rev. J. D. Underwood, of the Pilgrim Bap
tist church, is still under the doctor's care.
Consequently no trial was held lust night in
the church. Instead there was a children's
meeting, largely attended.
It developed yesterday that the appraranra
of Underwood's first wife was a fearful sur
prise to him. She is a white woman, whom
he married in Stlllwater when he was quits
a young man. Several years ago, according
to what Underwood's friends say, she wu
committed to the Rochester insane asylum.
Later he received—from her family, it ii
claimed—lnformation to the effect that she
had died. It is asserted that Underwood had
no reason to doubt the report, and after the
lapse of a reasonable time he married a
second wife, a colored woman. "His feel
ings can be imagined, then," as one of his
friends said last night, "when the wife ha
supposed dead made her appearance tha
other day. Th« realization of the great mis
take he had made would have driven any
ordinary man to desperation, and it is not
to be wondered at that Mr. Underwood ta
almost insane with grief. He deserves tha
heartfelt sympathy of everybody, instead o|
In no instance has the faithfulness and
kindred fealty of the colored people of St.
Paul been shown to better advantage than
in this affliction which has befallen a lead*
ing man of their race. Yesterday no one
who knew the circumstances would talk at
all, and last evening all the Interest seemed
to center In the chances of the pastor to re
cover. The feeling expressed wai one of
sympathy, and there was no thoughtless
word of condemnation heard. Mr. Under
wood is being carefully guarded from visi
tors at the home of John Illckman, on Agate
Btreet. The domicile of the first wife could
not be learned.
SERVICES AT ST. THOMAS.
Solemn High Muhn to Be Chanted
Solemn high mass will be celebrated on tha
campus at St. Thomas college tomorrow at
9:30 a. in. After mass there will be the usual
solemn procession, bearing the blessed sacra
ment to the different altars erected on tha
grounds. The students of St. Paul's seminary
will assist and chant the service. Instru
mental music will be rendered by the Su
Thomas Brass band. An Invitation is gener
ally extended to attend these devotions.
CHEWED A TON.
AFTER THREE YEARS, S. D. ROHET,
M. I)., REPORTS HIS CURE.
Hl* Professional Advice to lita Fel«
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THIRTY POUNDS HEAVIER NOW.
SIQEL, ILL., September 23d, 1895.
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The habit had grown on me to such an ex
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