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Laundry Lesson Number Eleven,
Washing under way by seven
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University Property Owners to Mcct —
A meeting of the University avenue prop
erty-owners will be held at McKlnley hall
Judged the Orators — Smith, of the
city schools, is at. Northneld, where he
served last evening- in the capacity of one
of the judges of the debate held there.
Audubon Society to Elect Officers—
Minnesota Audubon society will meet at
4 p. m. today at the Commercial club
rooms to elect officers.
Bullard Succeeds GibbsClarence E.
Bullard, of Wadena, has been appointed
by Gov. Van Bant as a member of the
Itasca park commission, to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of John P. Gibbs.
Game Commission to Mcct — state
game and fish commission will hold a. reg
ular meeting 1 this morning at 10 o'clock
in the office of the executive agent, at
the state capitoL
Discussed the "Relief Problem" —
B. Sanborn. of Concord, Mass.. addressed:
the members- of the Associated: Charities
yesterday afternoon, at the Commercial
club. His topic was the "Relief Prob
Lines Will be Operated Separately—
Until a sewer now in course of construe- !
tion is completed, the Rice and State and
Rice and Concord Mines will be operated
separately. Both, lines will pass around
th,- Robert street loop and return;
Fined for Violating Smoke Ordinance—
P. Maldenhauer. fireman at St. Joseph's I
hospital, was fined $25 yesterday for vio
lating the smoke ordinance. Complaint
was made by the health department. Mal
denhauer informed the court that he could
not abate the nuisance.
J. P. Easton Becomes Revenue Collector
—Jeremiah P. Easton. of Warren, has
been appointed deputy collector of internal
revenue for the Eighth division of the
Minnesota district, to succeed Hans John
son, of -Crookston, resigned; The- appoint-
ment takes effect May. 1. . ■ :. ;
Says He Didn't Stab Leon J. Hunter—
Stephen Basco, charged with stabbing
Leon J. Hunter during a drunken brawl
at Cbmo avenue and Dale street, had. a
preliminary hearing in police court yes
terday. He pleaded not guilty and the
ease was continued until May 15 in order
that the grand jury might make an in
Missionary Wcrk In IndiaAn address
of an interesting nature will be delivered
in the House of Hope church this evening
at 8 o'clock. The speaker will be David
McConachy, who spent fourteen years in
India in connection with the Y. M. C.
A. and missionary movements. A gen
eral invitation is extended. No admission
fee will be charged.
Mrs. WinslowS* Soothlna Syrup
Has been used for over FIFTY YEARS by
MILLIONS of MOTHERS for their CHIL
DREN WHILE TEETHING, with PER
FECT SUCCESS. It SOOTHES the
CHILD. SOFTENS the GUMS. ALL AY 3
all. PAIN; CURES WIND COLIC, and is
the best remedy for DIARRHOEA. Sold
by Druggists in every part of the world.
Be sure and ask for "Mrs. Winslow'a
Soothing Syrup," and take no other kind.
Twenty-five cents a bottle.
BONDS WILL BE ASKED
FOR WEST SEVENTH ST.
Assembly Is Preparing for Macadamiz-
ing to the Fort.
An ordinance will be introduced in
the assembly shortly calling for a bond
issue of $30,000 for the macadamizing
of West Seventh street from Tuscarora
to Fort Snelling. It will follow a pre
liminary order calling for the work.
"The bond issue would be asked for
right away," said Peter Van Hoven, of
the board of public works, yesterday,
"but some of the property owners want
a part of the street boulevarded, and
want to wait until the park board can
be consulted regarding- the planting of
trees. Some persons are under the im
pression that the proposed bond issue
is in doubt because of the defect In
the law which authorizes the issuance
of $600,000 worth of general bonds, but
it is not. This is a special act, and
has no connection whatever with that
To macadamize and boulevard the
street will cost nearly $75,000. Nearly
«very one of the property owners favor
the improvement, and little trouble is
expected in securing the issuance of
bonds permitted by the law.
Carpets and rugs cleaned, laid. Ruea
Troveii from old carpet. Schroeder &
Dickinson, 16 East Sixth street.
Lunch at the Npw Restaurant. 404-408
Jackson, between 6th and 7th.
Michaud's extra fancy creamery, the finest
on earth, only butter ever scoring 100
points or absolute perfection. Special, psr
Leading Grocers and Wine
Merchants of the North-vest.
Seventh and Wabasfta Streets.
FOR DR. OHAGE
He Secures Second Lot Neces
sary for Public Baths
Another victory for Dr. Ohage was
made public yesterday when the board
of public works was informed that his
offer for the last of the two lots so
necessary for the approach to the pub
lic baths that he has been fighting for
nearly two years, had been accepted.
The lot in question is owned by New
York parties and represented by
Thomas Coehran and will pass into Dr.
Ohage's hands when the sum of $2,500
has been paid. In the early stages of
the figfht the New York owners held
out for $5,000, but Dr. Ohage threaten
ed to condemn and call in arbitrators
and his offer of $2,500 was finally ac
The lot is a corner one and occupies
a place in the center of the triangle.
The remainder of the triangle is owned
by the city, but the council some
months ago turned it over to the park
board to be used as Dr. Ohage desired.
When this lot shall have been ac
quired it will represent an investment
of $5,000, every cent of which has come
out of the pockets of Dr. Onage and a
few friends, who have taken up nis
fight for a sale and better approach to
the public baths. J. M. Bell claims
ownership of the Coehran lot in the
shape of a tax title, but the other
owners deny its legality. The courts,
however, may eventually be called
upon to settle the dispute. The West
Side Improvement association declares
DR. JUSTUS OHAGE.
it was instrumental in inducing Mr.
Coehran to sell to Dr. Ohage.
All that now remains to prolong the
fight for a safe approach to the public
baths is the Gedney spur track and
this Dr. Ohage has passed up to the
board of aldermen, a majority of which
is now engaged in a bitter strife for
the doctor's rights. Until the track is
removed or concessions equally as good
made, this majority declares it will
not sanction the transfer of the Ged
ney lease to the St. Paul Cornice and
Roofing company. Friends are now en
deavoring to effect a settlement and
the final adjustments seems not far
While a sufficient number of the
members of the board of aldermen
have combined to obstruct all legisla
tion tending to improving the approach
Dr. Ohage is going ahead as if nothing
had happenefa. Scores of teams are
daily dumping refuse into the big hole
that adorns the center of the triangle
and in a few weeks it will be brought
to a level. The entire triangle is being
graded and later, when money becomes
available, it will be terraced.
DECLARES HE WAS
SOLD THE WRONG LAND
Gustave Ranse Wants Damages in the
Sum of $6,401 For the Mistake.
Judge Jaggard is hearing the case
of Gustave Ranse against the Inter-
State Land company, in which the
plaintiff demands damages in the sum
of $6,40L22. Ranse owned 602 acres of
land in Freeborn county, valued at
$33,000, which he was induced to ex
change for six quarter sections in Sar
gent county, N. D., valued at $13,716,
in addition to which he was given a
mortgage on the Freeborn county land
for $20,000. Plaintiff alleges that the
defendant company showed him land
in one section and deeded him land in
another, which was not so valuable.
He is now seeking to recover the
difference in the value of the land he
received and that which he thought he
was buying. The defendant company,
in its answer, says it hired a farmer
to show Ranse the land and that ha
was shown the wrong land.
Sons of St. George Banquet.
Five hundred Englishmen, with their
wives and daughters, last night partici
pated in a banquet under the auspices
of Pioneer Lodge No. 238, Order Sons
of St. George, in Central hall. After
the banquet the hall was cleared and
dancing enjoyed until an early hour
this morninp. M. A. Mayfield. presi
dent of the acted as chairman.
Rev. Dr. JoVn Wright of' St. Paul's
church, responded to the toast, "The
President of the United States."
ENOUGH RED IN THE
CATSUP TO GQLOR
State Dairy and Fool Com
mission Make a Starling
Discovery of Poisons in a
Sampla Bottle Submitted
In three tablespoonfuls of "tomato
j catsup," analyzed yesterday in the
! laboratory of the state dairy and food
j commission, there was found sufficient
I coloring matter to dye a piece of white
j flannel to a brilliant scarlet color. This
j piece of flannel was about a foot
square and before being subjected to
the coloring matter was perfectly
The coloring matter is pronounced
by the stale chemist to be what is
known as "coal tar red," ami is said
by him to be poisonous. He states
that in a bottle of the catsup there
would be enough of the coloring sub
stance to completely dye a white shirt.
Besides this ingredient, there was also
found in the sample of catsup in
question a preservative knovrn as ben
The sample was obtained from a
firm at Duluth, whose name is with
held because of the fact that they sub
mitted the catsup voluntarily for
analysis. It is the purpose of the dairy
department to prosecute the manu
facturers of the catsup.
FELL FROM LOAD OF HAY
AND DEATH WAS RESULT
Michael Tierney Receives Injuries
Which Later Prove Fatal.
Michael Tierney, residing on the
Dodd road. \v;;s killed yesterday morn
ing by falling from a load of hay which
he was bringing to town. The load up
set at the corner of Sixth street and
Smith avenue, and Tierney was thrown
to the pavt'inent, striking his head-
When pedestrians who witnessed the
accident reached his side he was frying
under a heap of hay, unconscious.
The police ambulance was summoned
and he was taken to the city hospital,
where he sank gradually and died at
11 o'clock. Hp had sustained a frac
ture of the skull at the base of the
Tierney was thirty-four years of age,
and had lived in St. Paul all his life.
His mother and step-brother, Richard
Langan, reside at 1349 Cortlanti street.
SUES POLICE OFFICER
FOR CURSING HIS SON
A. E. Pooler Seeks $5,000 Damages fop
Charge Made Against His Son.
Police Officer Tom Towey is made
the defendant in a sujt brought yes
terday by Andrew E. Pooler,; father of
Robert Pooler, thirteen years .old, who
seeks to recover damages in the sum
of $5,000 because, as he alleges, -tfie
officer swore at his son and charged
him with stealing from Olson's store.
The boy was taken to the police sta
tion and later released. »m
The father also sues Officer Towey
and Theodoie Ij. Carving for $2,000 for
entering his, house and searsfcing for
stolen goods. Pooler lives at lo^f> Bay
ENTERED THE DOOR
BUT LEFT BY WINDOW
Strange Tale Told by Duford Lands
Two in Lock-Up.
Charles Duford had an exciting ex
perience at the home of a friend last
night. He and Jacob Heinzelmann had
had a dispute in a saloon and shortly
after, when Heinzelmann had gone
home, Duford followed him.
Duford made a rather hasty and un
usual exit from the house. Accord
ing to his story, he entered at the front
door and Jacob saw him oome in.
"When I got in," said Duford to the
police, "Jacob ran and locked the
front door; then he went and locked
the back door. I did not know what
he would do next, but pretty soon he
got a gun, and I saw it was time for
B Mrs. Tupmari, a prominent®
lady of Richmond, Va^ a great
sufferer with woman's troubles,
tells how she was cured.
"For some years I su^ered with,
backache, severe bearing-down pains,
leucorrhcea, and falling 1 of the womb.
I tried many remedies, but nothing
gave any positive relief.
"I commenced taking- Lydia E.
Piukham's Vegetable Compound
in June, 190 L When I had taken the
first half bottle, I felt a vast improve
ment, and have now taken ten bottles
■with the result that I feel like a new
woman. When I commenced taking
the Vegetable Compound I felt all
worn out and was fast approachinff
complete nervous collapse. I weighed
only 98 pounds. Now I weigh 103^
pounds and am. improving every day.
I gladly testify to the benefits re
ceived." — Mas. R. C. TuPMije, 423 West
30th St., Richmond, y&.—f S OOOforfeJttf
original of above letter proving genuineness cannot
When a medicine has been suc
cessful in more than a million
cases, is it justice to yourself to
say, without trying it, "I do not
believe it would help me ? "
Surely you cannot wish to re
main weak and sick.
Mrs. Pinkham, whose address
is Lynn, Mass., will answer cheer
fully and without cos* all letters
addressed to her by sick women.
Perhaps she has just the knowl
edge that will help your case —
to her to-day— it costs nothing.
me to get* o|it jof sight. As both doors:
were locked! '&:l could do was to run
.up stairs aad^trust to some means of
Duford, irt terror of the gun, made a
1 hasty ascent of the stairs,, entered a
! room, operiad t^ a : window, outside: of.
• whlcft. was'a trtee, and then took refuge
In its branches. , He soon clambored
down, and rusM&in search of a po- |
liceman. The patrolman was sum
moned and Duford and Jacob had a
At the sjStidn buford told his story
and was chafied wfch disorderly con
. duct.. -Jacob i tleiiizelinann. was. charged,
with drunlCilnness. - Duford said that
when he came to the house he intend
ed to pay a visit to Jacob's sister. He
was released" on $25 bail."'
ST. PAUL'S RANK IN
Is Shown by Preference Given It by
Big Theatrical Attractions.
What is the position of St. Paul in
the theatrical world? This was the
topic yesterday at a luncheon table
down town " during business hours.
There were present a banker, an ed
itor, a broker and a manager. The
last was Richard Mansfield's business
m:jiiairt-r, ao«i when the question was
put to him he replied:
"You'll have to draw your own con
clusion, but I believe I can furnish
you some interesting figures in our
own present experiences. On tbe pres
ent tour Mr. Mansfield is to present
'Julius Caesar" in St. Paul four times.
Now, airording to the census of 1900,
St. Paul baa 164,000 population. Of
coarse, that was three years ago. But
for a basis of comparison let us take
"There are seven cities of from a
few hundred to a few hundred thou
sand more than St. Paul where 'Julius
Caesar' is not played so often. Tb^X
are Indianapolis Louisville, whicn
are one-night stands on Mr. Mans
field's route,; providence, R. 1., Mon
treal, Milwaukee and Buffalo are two
night stands; Detroit, Minneapolis and
Kansas Ciiy are three-night stands.
Then there is a round dozen of cities
whi< h have inure than half the popu
lation of St. Paul which, nevertheless,
have only one-fourth as much of Mr.
Mansfield's jtirae. As the art of man
agement when it comes to making a
ruote is to Jive the fewest number of
performance^ possible to the entire
capacity of the theater, the position of
St. Paul, at least with Mr. Mansfield,
may be deduced from this."
SOLDIERS* HOME GETS
FUNDS FOR QUARTER
State Aid for the Institution Paid Over
by the Auditor.
State Auditor Iverson has drawn a
warrant in the surd of $,6,206.25 in fa
vor'of the State Soldiers 1 Home. This
amount represents the prescribed state
aid to that institution for the term
from Jan. 1 to March 1 of this year, on
a basis of 319 inmates, which at the
full .'amount-would be $7-975;. but less
the r^Vieniue. of the home in retaining
ope-hajf ,^ije pensions .of the . soldiers
c? ?-l for, >\ nich amounts in.the'ak
;.■ to $1,768.75.
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WALTER R. SEYMOUR.
Effie Ellsler's Leading Man Who Was
One of Roosevelt's Rough Riders.
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Walter R: Seymour, who assumes the
role of ChaVte's Brandon in support of
Effie EUsler in Charles Major's ro
mance "When 1 Knighthood Was in
Flower," dinfthguished himself during
the late unpleasantness as one of
"Roosevelt's Rough Riders."
When war broke out Mr. Seymour
was playing leads with the Boston
Giand Opera House Stork company.
He immediately handed in his resigna
tion and joined Roosevelt's forces. In
the famous charge up San Juan hill
Mr. Seymour behaved so bravely that
he was made a sergeant by Col. Roose
velt. At the close of the war Mr. Sey
mour received an honorable discharge
:tnd upon his return to New York was
engaged as Julia Arthur's leading man.
At the close of Miss Arthur's season
lv» was engaged to support Isabelle
Urquhart in an extended vaudeville
lour. He then followed with engage
ments as leading man with Win.""A.
Brady's "Sorrows of Satan," Henry V.
Donnelly's New York stock company,
and last summer with Proctor's New
York stock company.
Mr. Seymour is an anlent sports
man and all round athlete. He is also
an expert swordsman.
NEW SERVICE CALLS
ORDERED AT SNELLING
Hour of Guard Mounting Advanced
From 9 to 11 a. m.
In accordance with general orders
Issued: by Cot Kline, of the Twenty
flrst United States infantry, to go in
to effect May 1. ffuard mounting at
Fort Snellirig will take place at 11 a.
m. instead of 9 a. m. as has been the
The regimental parade la scheduled
for Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Fridays. The first call will be sounded
40 minutes-before sunset,- the assembly
30 minutes before and the adjutant's
call 25 minutes before sunset.
COMES TQ BLOWS
WITH HIS LANDLADY
Joseph Tombolie Brought Back From
Mill City to Answer Serious Charge.
Joseph Tombcrfje was arrested yes
terday on a warrant sworn out by
Lorenze Rossini, 317 Wacouta street,
charging' him wttA assault and battery
on Rossini's wife last Saturday.
TomboJie is an Italian laborer, and
has boarded with Rossini six months.
Saturday he had an altercation with
Mrs. Rossini, and they came to blows.
Rossini then left and was apprehended
yesterday in Minneapolis.
THINK HE LIVES
But Report That He Is in the
Vicinity of White Bear
A few intimate friends of James C.
Ranktn, who worked last summer witn
him, are not inclined to take much in
terest in the theories that have been
advanced concerning his mysterious
disappearance. They are of the opin
ion that he has neither become derang
ed nor that he has met with foul play,
but believe that there* may have been
a motive for his departure which will
Companions of the missing cashier
have been advancing the foul play
theory, and the police have supposed
JAMES C. RANKIN.
Missing Wisconsin Central Cash
ier, Whose Disappearance Is
Involved in Mystery.
that he became deranged and wan
dered away. One of Runkin's former
associates, who claimed to have
grounds for his belief, however, re
marked significantly that there waa
nothing in either. Rankin had, he in
timated, left his boarding house de
Investigation of a report that Rankin
had been seen ait White Bear yesterday
failed to reveal him. N. G. Moulder re
ported to the police yesterday morn
ing- that Mrs. Moulder had seen a man
who in her opinion coresponded to a
description and picture of Rankin. He
had called at the house Monday after
non, she said, and had asked about the
cottage next door to Mrs. Moulder's
house. When asked whether he wished
to rent it he replied that he did not.
His manner was peculiar, says Mrs.
Moulder, and he persisted in holding
down his head, refusing to look her in
the face. She finally became alarmed
and shut the door in his face. He re
mained standing in the yard for some
time and finally wandered off.
W. M. Stephenson, local freight
agent of the Wisconsin Central, when
informed of the report, immediately
went to White Bear to make an inves
tigation, but failed to find anyone who
had seen the man or anyone who had
noticed a man who looked like Rankin.
Inquiry was made at all the public
places, the hotels, saloons and at the
depot, but no one had seen such a
Mr. Stephenson extended his search
to Montevideo, walking across from
White Bear Village, and though he in
quired of everyone who lived along the
road, no one had seen Rankin.
BOYS CHARGED WITH
BREAKING INTO CAR
Three Lads Arrested With Stolen
Goods in Their Possession.
Three boys, John Ellingsen, aged
foucteen, Fred Ellingsen, aged eleven,
and John Dwyer, aged sixteen, were
arrested last evening by Patrolman
Hurley and Jailer John Gehan, of the
Ducas street station, charged with
breaking into a Great Western freight
car near the round house on the West
side and taking a quantity of tinware.
The boys, it is alleged, had broken
the seal and carried off a number of
oil cans and other tin articles. When
caught at their home, at South Robert
and Morrison streets, they had the
cans in their possession.
The Twenty-third infantry regiment,
numbering nearly 900 men, has arrived
at San Francisco from New York, and
will sail with other troops on the
transport Thomas next Friday for Ma
nila. The regiment was once before
in the Philippines.
Maj. John Millis, of the corps of en
gineers, has been designated to build
the road authorized by the last session
of congress into Mount Rainier, Na
tional park, Washington.
Troops X and L, of the Ninth cav
alry, have been designated to guard
Yosemite park during the coming sea
son, and Troops I and M, of the same
regiment, to guard Sequoia and Gen.
Grant parks. Maj. Garrard has been
designated to act as superintendent
of Yosemtte and Capt. Young of the
Sequoia and Gen. Grant parks.
The transport Logan arrived at San
Francisco from Manila yesterday. She
brought the First infantry, which con
sists of 812 officers and men and the
band, and the first squadron of the
No further action is- contemplated
by the war department in regard to
the reports of Gen. Miles which were
made public yesterday. It is stated at
the department that the request for
copy of the report came from the Re
form club, of Boston, and is the first
request of that kind which Secretary
Root received. He says he communi
cated with Gen. Miles, who stated that
he had no objection to having a copy
sent to the Reform club.
Col. Mills, of the inspector general's
department, who went to Denver to in
vestigate the interview said to have
been given by Gen. Baldwin, in which
the latter spoke in an improper man
ner of the Filipino and- negro soldiers,
has reported to Secretary Root that
the interview never took place, and
that the man who reported it had been
discharged from the paper.
JJMII Rootbeer ||lig
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_^ __ Glo-a 4-29-03
Don t Forget R^^ber
That the Path of Satisfaction Leads to Our Door
We are determined to satisfy by offering: some of the most satisfactory
bargains this week ever offered in St. Paul. satisfactory
A brand new upright Piano in Ma- Richmond Mahogany Piano beau
hagany or walnut. _W_fWm tifl*J- design— _«*--■-»
the best bargain of Tki/8% hardly be told from £
the year........... «|Jfß*#V new «Jj| £&
■- . _
Smith & Barnes in excellent con- Kimball Square in good order, worth
dition, Florentine _3* g • A musically $300—with _ _
ebonized case, jklftO carved legs and <_ Ft (%
worth $300 «PIVV i yr e S?4v
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Conover Cabinet Grand, worth Square Piano just overhauled and
$375, in beautiful - AA A tuned — ebony case — just the
it:. $200 Brg-- $15.50
McCammon, mottled walnut, hand- \KF TTh a
some design., full parlor size,, regu- VYC fv^TlL
lar price, S3so—in *ftv m * m w w lxcul
good order — TSia^Sk Good Pianos at $3. $4 and $5 month
for A.ljy I %J^y Iy and allow six months' rental to
* apply on purchase.
: ; : ——:
V/illard, used only short time in • »%•
splendid _ condition; famf A 1 UlHlllg FlanOS
worth $375, in beau- JWB^^^l Becomes necessary at this time of
tiful mahogany case *^jyiT^r^f year, and we have expert tuners to
do the work.
W. J. DYER^BRa
Largest Music House in the Northwest.
Sole Agents for Steinway and Knabe Pianos.
17DYER BUILDING - - ST. PAUL, MINN.
BOARD IS FIRM
Commissioners Again Order
Removal—New Bond Issue
to Be Sold Locally.
The board of county commissioners
yesterday at a special meeting solved
the problem of cariiig for the ?22,000
of bonds which fell due April 1 of this
year, but for the payment of which,
through a mistake in bookkeeping,
no provision had been made. The com
missioners decided to renew the bonds,
to run seven, eight and nine years, and
draw interest at 4 per cent.
These bonds will be offered for sale
to local bidders, and it is expected they
will be disposed of in much the same
manner as were the certificates of in
debtedness. Those who bid on the cer
tificates of indebtedness, but who could
not be accommodated because of the
demand being greater than the supply,
will have the first chance at the pro
posed issue. County Auditor Krahmer
is of the opinion that the county will
be able to dispose of the issue without
any trouble whatever.
Manager Freedy, of the Northwestern
Telephone company, was at the meet
ing to learn from the commissioners
what they intended to do regarding
a former order calling upon the tele
phone company to remove all of the
Northwestern 'phones from the court
house. He was informed that the board
had no intention of rescinding the or
der, and that it was expected that
the company would have the 'phones
removed by May 1.
When Mr. Freedy had finished talk
ing- County Commissioner Pottgeiser
stated that he had a word to say.
"Someone called me up over the
'phone this morning, giving me to un
derstand that it was the Northwestern
Telephone company talking." said Mr.
Pottgeiser, "and told me if I insisted
on having those 'phones taken out, they
would fix me when I ran for county
"I guess that must have been some
of your friends doing so for a joke,"
said Mr. Freedy. "It was no one from
the company's office."
"Joke or no joke," said the commis
sioner, "I want it understood that I
will not be bulldozed, and that I will
call a bluff every time. lam not afraid
of the Northwestern Telephone com
pany, or any other company, to the
extent that I will forget the interest
of the public. I am still in favor of
having those 'phones taken out."
The commissioners also opened bids
for the work of preparing the grounds
about the new jail building, but the
bids, which ranged from $3,400 to
$3,600, were considered too high, and
the matter was referred to the com
mittee on grounds and buildings.
The board will meet again next Mon
SAYS WESLEY NEEDS
NO REVISION TODAY
His Doctrines Preached as They Were
One Hundred and Fifty Years Ago.
"Notwithstanding- the manner in
which the doctrines of John Wesley
were first received," said Rev. H. V.
Givler last evening at the First Meth
odist church, in a lecture on the found
er of Methodism, "they have been
preached for 150 years, and they are
preached as they were when he ut
tered them. Unlike many systems of
theology that have appeared, in their
application of the principles of Christ
to the conditions of life they are as
useful today as when he first pro
pounded them. And still there are
those who would apologize for Meth
"John Wesley was a man of great
intellect as well as scholarly attain
ments, and was far from being a mere
ranter. Those of his followers who
carry their religion to extremes and
become unduly demonstrative in their
devotions are far from following his
example. If they would adhere rigid
ly to his precepts and not go too far
it would not be possible to say that
a Methodist prayer meeting could be
heard a block away.
"He was particularly earnest in his
zeal for goals, but he was pre-eminently
an organizer, and the Methodist church
of today stands as a monument to the
skill and efforts of its founder. He
knew so well how to utilize the forces
at his disposal that he was able to
manage the affairs of his congrega
tions in such businesslike way as to
leave an example which the nourishing
condition of the church today with
its $20,000,000 fund, has prospered by
GOVERNOR NAMES MERRILL
ON STATE BOARD OF HEALTH
Stillwater Physician Will Succeed Dr.
Gov. Van Sant yesterday appointed
B. J. Merrill, M. D., of Stlllwater, a
member of the state board of health to
take the place of Dr. M. H. Reynolds,
of St. Anthony Park, who recently re
Dr. Merrill is one ef the most promi
nent physicians and surgeons of Still
water, and enjoys a high reputation
among those of his profession through
out the state.
FOUR TRACK IDEA
COMES UP ACAIN
Rumor That Street Railway
Company Will Ask More
Rights on University.
There is an unverified minor to the
effect that at the next mating of the
board of aldermen an ordinance will
be introduced calling for one or two
additional sets of street car tracks for
The story regarding the additional
tracks was current about the city hall
yesterday, and tallowed the award
ing of the contract for the paving of
University avenue, which was let by
the hoard of public works Monday
afternoon. The award must come be
fore the board at its next meeting for
confirmation, and the story was to
the effect that the proposition to put
in additional tracks would be made
At the last session oi the (legislature
the passage of b law permitting mon
than two sets of tracks on one street
was obtained, and the opinion has been
general ever since that it was to
smooth the way for the St. Paul City
Railway company, which for years bfM
been desirous of operatin«r another in
terurban line with University avenue
as a part of the route.
Should the street car company be
permitted to take up another nine
teen feet of University avenue, the
cost to the property owners would be
that much less, but there Is little like
lihood that they will ever submit.
Even if the street <-ur company was
to pay for the entire paving of the
street, some of the property owners
say they would not give their consent
to more tracks.
SMALL BOYS SAID TO BE
IN BICYCLE BUSINESS
They Are Put Under the Care of the
James Feeney and Francis Barthel,
aged eleven and twelve years, and said
by the police to belong to an organized
gang of bicycle thieves, were in pollca
court yesterday, charged with the theft
of a number of wheels.
The boys are said to have stolen a
number of wheels this spring, which
have been taken apart and rebuilt BO
that they could hardly be recognized.
Six of the wheels have already been
recovered by the police. Judge Hine
placed the boys under the care of the
BOARD FINDS BID
IS FAR BELOW COST
Moor* Is Released From Responsibility
in Fairfield Avenue Grade.
D. W. Moore, who bid $11,897 for the
grading of Fairntld avenue against
the city engineer's estimate of $17,9001
was released by the board of public
works yesterday and the contract giv
en to J. P. Ryan, who offered to do the
work for $200 less than the city engi
It was found after an investigation
that Moore's bond was defective and
that he had also made some bad blun
ders in his figuring. Moore wan de
cidedly pleased when he found that
the board had released him.
St. Paul Pupils Not Heard From.
In response to the invitation sent
to the various high BGhaoifl through
out the state by the G. A. R. commit
tee asking for essays on Memorial day.
but one response has been received
from St. Paul. Medals of gold, bronz.
and silver are being offered for th.
efforts, and nearly every town in th>;
state has responded more liberally
than has St. Paul.
Mat Hanson Is Discharged.
Mat Hanson, a saloonkeeper at S.v
enth and Sibley streets, arrested Mon
day night under the name of Ton
Green, pleaded not guilty to disorderly
conduct when arraigned in police court
yesterday and was discharged by
Judge Hine. Hanson's wife and a
woman named Mrs. Berg, who were
arrested with Hanson, failed to appear
in court, and forfeited $15 bail each-
What Shall We
Have for Dessert?
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