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NEWS OF THE CITY
W. C. T. U. Gospel Service —The Cen
tral W. C. T. U. will hold a gospel serv
ice at the Jackson Mission tomorrow
Clubwomen at the Fair—Daily meetings
will be held at the fair with lectures by
Miss Snepard and Mrs. M. J. Blair on
Was No Prize Fight—Capt. Newcomb,
of the steamer Cyclone, says the report
that a prize fight was pulled off on his
boat Sunday is absolutely false.
Say They Will Not Yield—Some of the
larger plumbing firms say the concession
that has been made by some employers
will not influence them. They will hokl
out for what they consider right.
Must Answer Burgiary Charge—George
Maag and Henry McDonald were ar
raigned in police court yesterday charged
with burglary. Their hearing was con
tinued till Aug. 20.
Public Baths Realize $248 Sunday—The
St. Paul public baths realized $248 Sun
day. Saturday the receipts amounted to
$t55. The crowd at the island Sunday was
' one of the largest of the season.
Discharged From Bankruptcy—Weasel
& Noble were yesterday discharged from
bankruptcy by Judge I-ochren in the fed
eral court. The firm formerly conducted
a cloak and fur business at Sixth and
Cedar streets, but failed last spring.
Benson Held for Trial—Charles Benson.
arrested Sunday on suspicion of having
stolen a harness, a part of which he had
in his possession when taken into cus
tody, was arraigned in court yesterday,
and his case was continued till Aug. 19.
Died of Natural Causes —Coroner Miller
was called yesterday to certify to the
death of Anna S. McPherson. 615 Laurel
avenue, who had died Sunday morning.
He found that she had succumbed to the
infirmities of old age. She was seventy
But Under Peace Bonds —Harry Grenler
was fmej3 55 and John Joyce signed a
peace bond in police court yesterday
morning for creating a disturbance in a
house at the corner of South "Wabasha
street and Chicago avenue early Sunday
morning. May Hally, colored, arrested on
the same charge, also signed a peace
City Will Entertain Horseshoers—The
assembly committee on streets yesterday
appropriated $300 from the mayor's con
tingent fund *o aid in the entertainment
of the National Horseshoers' association.
The board of aldermen made the amount
$500, but tlie committee thought the figure
was too large and reduced it to $300.
Maj. Kilbourne Recovering—Maj.
Charles E. Kilbourne, chief paymaster of
the department of the Dakotas, is re
covering from a severe attack of chronic
dyspepsia. Maj. Kilbourne has been con
fined to the Cobb hospital at Merriam
Park for a month, but his condition is
now so much better that it is believed he
will be able to resume active duty in a
Will Bring Holler Back—Gov. Van Sant
lia.s made a requisition oft the governor of
South Dakota for the return to this state
of Daniel Holler, who is now under ar
rest at Pierre. Holler is wanted at Pine
City, this state, to answer to a charge of
assault in the second degree, and Sheriff
R. J. Hawley, of Pine county, has gone
State Board of Equalization Meets
Sept. I—State1 —State Auditor Iverson has noti
fied the members of the state board of
equalization that the board will meet at
his office Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 2 p. m., for
the purpose of organization. At this time
the board will equalize personal property
taxes. The law requires that the board
shall meet on the first Tuesday in Sep
RENTS TO CO UP FROM
10 TO 25 PE« CENT
Many Tenants Refuse to Stand
Raise and Will Move to
A raise of from 10 to 25 per cent will
take place in all flat and apartment
house rents beginning with Sept. 1.
Notice has been served by the land
lords in the majority of instances and
in consequence an exodus is in prepar
It is the annual raise, and the own
ers say it is necessitated because of
the advance in fuel and other expenses
connected with the maintenance of
properties. They say that the raise
•will be about $2.50 for $25 apartments,
$3 for $30 apartments and $5 for any
thing: above that figure.
It would seem with the present
scarcity of houses to rent, renters gen
erally would have to grin and bear
the raise, but such is not the case.
Notices of intention not to sign a new
lease have been served by many ten
ants, and they are preparing to move
to suburban points, where they say
they have found homes. These su
burban points are along the line of the
Burlington and Great Western motors,
and while an increased figure for
transportation must be considered, yet
they contend that it is considerably
offset by the reductions in rent se
Minneapolis is realizing because of
the scarcity of homes in St. Paul.
Kents there are said not to be as high
as they are in St. Paul, and this fact
is proving a drawing card for many.
The increased traffic on the ihterur
ban cars is credited to this fact.
It may not be known, but many of the
cottages at White Bear and other sum
mer resort points will have winter
tenants this year. Many are finding
that even with the increase of trans
portation a saving in rent is effected,
and they are taking advantage of it.
DATE IS CHANGED
Regiments Will Gather at Fort Rlley Oct.
16, Instead of the Ist.
FORT RILEY. Kan., Aug. 17.— date
for the commencement of the maneuvers
at this point which was originally placed
at Oct. 1, has been changed to Oct. 16.
They will cover ten days, although the
regular troops to be engaged will arrive
a week earlier. The change in the camp
site has been approved by Gen. Bates, so
the city of tents will be situated on the
Republican liver bottom near Junction
City, - instead of. the eastern side of the
reservation, where it was last year.- The
maneuver division will be . about 12 000
GETS THREE PUBLIC
Civic League Needs $500 With
Which to Equip the Plots-
Joint Committee Hopes to
Secure the Amount by Popu
The question of at least three public
playgrounds is now up to the people.
The joint committee of the Commercial
club and Civic league has secured
three plots adjacent, to as many public
school buildings. Their equipment and
immediate operation hinges on the
raising of $500 which the committees
hope to secure by popular subscrip
Yesterday's meeting of the joint
committee at the Commercial club dis
closed that Mrs. Hamlin's committee
on scheme had in the one week since
its appointment accomplished more
rhan gratifying results.
Briefly, the committee on scheme has
secured, gratis, a plot 120x100 feet ad
joining the Madison school, a lot ad
joining the Jefferson school at Pleasant
avenue and Sherman streets, an option
on a plot near the Scheffer school;
equipment sufficient to launch one of
the proposed grounds and a little
money to be turned into the adminis
tration or equipment fund.
The ways and means committee,
headed by County Treasurer Peter J.
Metzdorf, after canvassing the situa
tion and inspecting the Minneapolis
playground system, reported several
plans for raising funds for immediate
use, and one of them —an appeal for a
popular subscription, was adopted by
the joint committee.
May Open Madison Ground Very Soon.
With a little popular assistance the
committee will be able to open the
Madison school playground in a very
short time, and if it can secure $500,
will be enabled to open at least three
grounds and conduct them throughout
the lemainder of the summer and au
The matter of equipment for oue
ground is solved in part by the equip
ment taken from the old Civic league
grounds on the West Side, and the
Commons playground. With each par
cel of equipment is a small sum of
money, and with the. co-operation of
the school,board Mrs, Hamlin believes
the Madison ground may be opened be
fore-school commences. -
The committee' on''seheme reported
that directors fpr the .grounds could be
secured, but reeommencie'S" that noth
ing along that line be done until next
spring, and that all efforts for the
present be. centered toward securing
grounds and placing them in' proper
condition, building fences where equip
ment is to be kept and generally per
fecting a plan of permanency.
All the promoters of the playground
scheme feel that unless some degree of
permanency can be retted upon, their
work will amount to little. The un
derlying thought is the ultimate own
ership of the grounds by the city
through its school board, otherwise
the playgrounds would always be in
imminent danger, of .having to give way
for the march of business as was the
case with the old grounds. This dan
ger is emphasized by the fact that the
committee now. findk,JLbat several de
sirable plots are for sale, but cannot
be secured through lease.
The committee has issued the fol
lowing "invitation for popular subscrip
Committee Invites Subscriptions.
"The joint committee on public play
grounds appointed by the Woman's Civ
ic league and Commercial club has in
vestigated the matter, and finds that the
cities of New York. Philadelphia. St.
Louis, Boston, San Francisco, Louisville,
Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis and a num
ber of others, have established public
playgrounds" for the children in the vicin
ity of the public schools wherever pos
"These grounds are properly prepared
and equipped for play, and in many in
stances are under the supervision of a
trained director. The results in every case
have been very gratifying, both as to the
physical and moral development of the
"In St. Paul we are sadly deficient in
this matter. In connection with but few
schools are there adequate grounds. In
no case has there been any proper ar
rangement for play.
"A subcommittee has reported that
grounds can be immediately secured with
out charge in connection with the Jeffer
son, Madison and Scheffer schools, and
steps are being taken to secure ground
near the Washington and Monroe schools.
A few schools now have some ground
which can be utilized by the expenditure
of a small amount of money.
"The committee desires to at once.un
dertake the improvement of these grounds
so that they may be adapted for the use
of the children this fall and winter, and
they estimate the initial expense to be at
"The committee is confident that the
generous people of St. Paul will feel it a
privilege to contribute to this fund, and
request that money for this purpose be
sent to C. P. Stine. secretary of the Com
mercial club. St. Paul, Minn.
"Contributions will be properly ac
CLUB FOR COURTESIES
German Agriculturists Express Their
Gratitude to St. Paul Institution.
The German agriculturists who vis
ited St. Paul a few months ago Inci
dent *to their tour devoted to a study
of American farm methods, have not
forgotten the assistance and courtesies
extended them by the St. Paul Com
Secretary C. P. Stine yesterday re
ceived from the secretary of the Ger
man agriculturists ai Speck a letter
conveying in the name of the associa
tion the thanks of the visiting party
for liberal hospitality and splendid ar
rangements for showing Minnesota's
commercial and agricultural interests
extended by the St. Paul club.
DOUGLAS BACK FROM
HIS VACATION TRIP
Passed a Pleasant Month With His
Family on Pacific Coast.
W. B. Douglas, attorney general, re
turned yesterday from a vacation trip
of four weeks. He went to the Pacific
coast accompanied by his wife and
daughter, and his sole purpose was
THE ST. PACT, GLOBK, AUGUST 18, 1903.
recreation, and while he speaks most
enthusiastically of the pleasures of his
tour, his observations between the
lines inufcate very plainly that a hunt
ing or fishing expedition would have
suited him much better. He spent
about nine days in the Rocky moun
tains and saw much in that region to
While in the West Mr. Douglas
learned that the suit in the state of
Washington against the Northern Se
curities company will not be pushed
by Gov. Mcßride and Attorney General
W. S. Stratton until either the federal
suit or the Minnesota suit has been
settled finally in a court of last appeal.
LABORER BURIED BY
CAVE-IN OF SEWER
Was Quickly Rescued but Sustained
Michael Galgano, a laborer, had a
narrow escape from being crushed to
death while at work yesterday aftern
noon with a crew which is engaged in
reconstructing the sewer at Summit
place near West Central avenue, which
caved in two weeks ago. '
Galgano was at work in the excava
tion when a pile of brick tumbled upon
him, burying him and inflicting severe
injuries. The brick in falling into the
excavation drew along a quantity of
earth and Galgano was entombed. Only
the prompt -action of his fellow labor
ers in digging him out saved his life.
Galgano was taken to the city hospi
tal. He is suffering from serious con
tusions about the head and body. He
resides at 447 James street.
INSPECTOR COFf ON
TRIAL FOR ASSAULT
City Official Is Accused of
Beating a Non-Union
Patrick J. Coff, city plumbing in
spector, was on trial in police court be
fore Judge Hine and a jury yesterday
on a charge of assaulting two non
union plumbers at the Reardon build
ing on the night of Aug. 3.
After the introduction of testimony
and arguments of counsel Judge Hine
adjourned court and will charge the
jury this morning.
Peter Reiter, a non-union plumber
employed by M. J. O'Neill, who was
aroused from his sleep and beaten in
his room, was the complaining wit
ness, and testified that he recognized
Coff as one of the men who had en
tered the room at the Reardon build
ing which he occupied with Edward
Coff denied that he had entered the
Reardon building at all, and claimed
that he had been arrested by Patrol
man Mathieson when he was standing
On the sidewalk. Attorney Dagget,
who defended Coff, had a number of
witnesses who testified to having pass
ed the evening with Coff, and they
swore that they had seen an.d, had
been with Coff in different saloons
during the time the assault took pkieev
In addressing the jury Attorney-Dag
get attempted to point out that the
prosecution of Coff was inspired by'the
master plumbers, who sought to estab- .
lish grounds for the issuance of an in
junction against the strikers. This was
objected to by City Prosecutor Helmes
and the objection was sustained.
The seating capacity of the court
room was taxed to its limit by a crowd
of striking plumbers present.
MUST REPAIN BRIDGE
OR LOSE MUCH TRADE
Mendota Crossing Presents a Problem to
St. Paul is likely to lose a fruitful'
source of trade because of council ac
The assembly committee on streets yes
terday declined to authorize City En
gineer Rundlett to repair the Mendota
arch bridge because it is located in Da
'*What right have we to keep up a
bridge for Dakota county?" demanded
"Yes, let them repair their own
bridges," said Assemblyman Wheeler.
Probably the county commissioners might
do it. They have got more money than
"Well, we have kept both the bridge
and the Mendota road up for years," an
swered City Engineer Rundlett. simply
because of the trade it realized us. lam
sure if we don't want the business Min
neapolis will be mighty glad to get it."
Several of the members were positive
that such an expenditure would be illegal
and finally, as a way out of the difficulty,
referred the entire matter to Corporation
Attorney Michael, who will find out St
Paul's authority in the premises.
According to City Engineer Rundlett,
both the Mendota bridge and upper Men
dota road were built by St. Paul for
the purpose of catching the Dakota coun
ty farm trade. It was done years ago
by express authority of the state legisla
ture, and the bridge and road has been
maintained by the city ever since.
The bridge, which is a wooden affair,
is becoming unsafe, and now Mr. Rundlett
desires to replace it with the iron spans
from the old Wabasha street bridge. The
cost will be about $4,000. In addition to
this bridge the city maintains one fur
"I don't care what the council does, but
if the bridge is not fixed I will close it
up. St. Paul built the present structure
and if an accident happens we are lia
ble," said City Engineer Rundlett at the
close of the meeting. "St. Paul has ob
tained millions of dollars from Dakota
county as the. result of its investment
in that bridge and road, and it seems to
me poor policy to want to abandon it
"Minneapolis can very easily get the
Dakota county business if it wants it,
and she will not be backward in doing
so if she finds St. Paul does not want
it. I know Dakota county will not do
anything in the matter. It will hardly
keep a bridge in repair simply for St.
GOES TO STATE SCHOOL
Ten-Year-Old Mildred Phillips Is For-
saken by Her Father.
Deserted by her father, who Is said
to have left the city to escape arrest for
non-support, and unable to find a perma
nent home among friends, little ten
year-oM Mildred Phillips will be sent to
the state public school.
Probation Officer Graves yesterday re
ported to the county board of commis
sioners that he had .investigated the
case and found that the father had left
the city about June 1, when a warrant
had been sworn out for him because he
had failed to support the child. Since
that time she has been cared for by char
itably inclined people, but now that they
are unable to find for her a permanent
home, the little one will be sent to the
state public school.
THERE'S GREAT NEED
OF CROSS-TOWN LINE
Citizens avid Officials Agree
That StreetCar Track Should
Be Laid Across Town, From
West Seventh Street to Como
Ay.—Victoria St. Preferred.
That there is pressing need of a cross
town street car fine, connecting the West
Seventh street district of St. Paul with
Como avenue is abundantly testified to by
the expressions of numerous citizens,
which are subjoined. The sentiment in
The citizens interviewed are men in
divers uialhs of fife who reside in various
potions of the city and represent widely
diversified interests. With one solitary
exception all agree that one cross-town
line at least is absolutely necessary, and
many m favor the establishment of two
The favored route from West Seventh
street to Como avenue is via Victoria
street or Dale. J ll is objected by some
that Dale street is a natural driveway
which should not tie destroyed by street
car tracks, and for that reason they pre
fer Victoria street*
Following are the expressions of opin
ion secured yesterday:
' Thomas " Cochrah-I—l approve the cross
town ■; car - line most heartily and '" believe
that next year vWe will get it. It is
very much needed. A few days ago I in
terviewed President Lowry ■on the sub
ject. -1 He askea-* if the SrielHng'l' avenue •
route would be satisfactory, and I told
him emphatically it T would hot. ; as it is
too-far west, and* that the consensus of.
opinion was for ?■ a line somewhere be
tween Dale anfl i; Victoria streets. - Mr.
Lowry said he had 1 given the matter -a' |
great deal of 'thought,; and that the one
reason for non-action on the part of the
company was lack of sufficient power'for
operation of the t present system, but
that when that defect had been rectified
the question of cross-town, lines and
some others would be taken up seriously.
No, Mr. Lowry did not set either a defi
nite or approximate time, for .the. curing
of the power deficiency, but, ■- in my opin
ion, it will be H£xt year. .■"■;'.' ~. : .;V'~:~ ,
' C. P. Stine, Secretary St. Paul Commer
cial Clubf-I am heartily;! in favor of the
cross-town line. " It :is a project I have
been interested -in or;. years. : I . favor a
route sooaewhere between' Dale and-. Vie-,
toria streets, preferably Victoria.street.'.;:.
'■ Edward Y.anish —We ', certainly . need a
crose-town . line: ;This:is > the i only city
of its size in the country -without some
such service. That part of St. Paul may f
be . compared,.' to " the - western portion * of,
Milwaukee^- where they have, several
cross-town lines. ..;-'. -'.'.-.'*£' ',-■... „,"„ .- .
! City .Comptroller Louis ;* Beta—There
certainly . should be a cross-town 'line,
connecting the hill district with the Como
line. There is an '. immense traffic that j
the Merriam Park -cars cannot accom
modate. Hundreds of people who would
otherwise - enjoy, Como, are shut off for i
lack of transportation facilities. All this,
travel from = the hill district must come
down town around the loop and make .a.!
down-town .-'transfer. -On Sunday the j
crowded! condition of:. the 'cars makes rid-"
ing a strenuous duty, instead of. a pleas
ure. The cross-town line would be profita
ble from the start and we should have it.
r Edward G.,Rogers.. CLer.k^of. Courts.—l
most certainly favor a cross-town car
line. It would be of :vast benefit to--
thotis'ands of people, not in. the section of
the -city traversed 'by-It, but in all parts
of the city. -'I' rather think Dale street
would be the most practical street-.upon
which t© -build- ; the line? although I sup-.
pose other routes could be selected. •' Such
a line -would 4 undoubtedly be a paying
one for the : company.-. - jj; '" >' .;
p J Metzdorf, County Treasurer—A
cross-town line would, in my opinion
be a great thing• for St. Paul. It would
give the people an opportunity- to get
across town * without traveing ten 01
twelve miles. -As to the route I would
hardly ' favor "Dale street, as it is the
best cross-to^- drive ih' the -city; -and'
car ■ tracks on-;tfe4 street would ruin, it;
for driving puiWes. I should' think the
line should be *bu}lt •-farther : out as the
future ;of the must >?' taken into
consideration.iH sich a project, and the
city is growing rapidly out beyond Dale
St M C W Fitzgerald, Register of Deeds—
St Paul needsi only one cross-town
car line but two. Personally the one l
I would Tike to .see built first would . - be
one running from the Indian Mounds to
Phalen This ' would complete a loop,
connecting at-jfljaferi with Payne ave
nue line There'"is no - doubt but a line
of this kind would be well patronized,
as it would benefit a very large num
ber of . people) Regarding a cross-town
line; connecting Seventh street with
the Como line.'^hftt is ; something the city
has needed for years, and the need is a
growing one. The rapid growth of the
city demands that such a line be built.
I believe the company would be financial
ly benefited by the construction of both
of the lines I have ' suggested. -For the
line connecting : West Seventh and. Como
I should think Dale 1 street would- be : the
ma P St cS^^Shft® do not know
of anything which would be of more ben
efit to - the city than a cross-town car
line such as was suggested in Sundays
Globe. A line on Dale street, or on
Victoria street,- from West Seventh street
to the Como line, would accommodate
thousands of; people/ and ; there is no
doubt the patronage which the street car
company would receive on such a line
would much more than compensate them
for building and operating it. . It would
be too bad to ruin Dale street as a drive
way but it is the only street on which
there is a bridge, and appears to me to
be the most practical route. No matter on
what street the line is built there should
be a -town line, and it cannot be
built any too : soon. : -' J -/.r- ,'/ ,4.*, ~
Hart N. ' Cook, Former Chief of the
Fire Department—l ; have for years been,
in favor •■ of a cross-town • line, and I
think the plans .printed in The Globe
convey some . excellent ideas : and sug
gestions. The line could be built on Vic
toria street, and that' is none too far out.
In ten years from now Victoria street
will :be In a very . thickly settled part j of
the city. Few people have any idea of
the rapid growth of »St. Paul, and this
should be taken consideration when
planning a cross-town line. Dale street,
I believe,- should be left for a driveway.
Nic Pottgieser. County Commissioner—
I am not iin -favdr • of-- a 1 cross-town ;'car
line. It would only benefit the people on
the hill, - and the: people up there - have
plenty iof • time |to come j down | town : and
catch their cars, for f the other part of
the city.-I woijld be in ; favor of any
thing- which "would] keep them \ from com
ing ' down ■ town as* often as :we can : com
pel them to.*-:<o /.iz.-•>:• •••■■:*"." '■ ■• -;■-:. "
.. Assemblymani Hi C. : Schurmeier—l am
glad The G 1 ; e;b># has started an agita
tion 'Z for ■. a - cr»Sß*town ■ car i line ims the
west end.' T^:a of them would hot be a
bad idea. Thev,w:puld_he a convenience,
as : they would accommodate; thousands of
people that are now* compelled to take
a I long ride in3>njer to reach some point
that is probably., only a : half j mile .or so
distant from "t&em.' Count me. in on the
proposition. ' I, am in for it. ;.- . ;;. ,
-.- Aid. .. Moriartv— have ' not studied; the
situation, -: in fact 'I* am : not , acquainted,
■with '- the ■ locality jn which ;a; cross-town
car line :is supposed :to help, but .my aj<t
can always be counted on when the pub
lic ilsj to \ be ~ benefited. H We '\ have a'-very
good : car service, but. of : course. St. Paul
Is growing, fast, and; there are I some sec
:;--:s:Vs:si''.vir".~-'i.-: •• •■ • - v&Z3&tatu£&
$33.60 New Yorklm
$41.60 Bo ston(Ml
To leave August 20-21-22. Re
turn limit 30 days, on the
Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul Railway.
Good on the Pioneer Limited
and three other fast trains
Tickets: 365 Robert St.,
WH OSXON Northwestern Passenger Agent.
■ Up iJJi^^LPi^i^ : . —a
tions of the city that should be accom
i Aid. •D. R. Elder—One or two cross
town car lines.-in my opinion, would be
one of the best improvements this city
could have. There certainly is a demand
for one. I would not want to see Dale
street used, however. It is two pretty a
thoroughfare. I believe it would be best
further down town. I sincerely hope this
agitation will be kept up until the im
provement is brought about.
■: Dr. E. H. Whitcomb—St. Paul could
have nothing better than a cross-town
line located along about Dale street. In
fact there should be two of them. Just
think of how far people living on West
Seventh street have to go before they can
reach Como park. People in the east end
of the city do not realize this, but if they
lived up there where I do they would
soon find out. St. Paul is outgrowing Its
present street car system. It needs to be
revised. '■:■■: '^r^^^i r.
: Aid. Mathia3 Bantz— stand for« a
cross-town line every time. We " need it
and need it bad. I do not suppose Dale
street residents would stand for it. but
there are lots of other streets that would
do as well. If I can ever hem the prop
osition out in the council I will gladly give
WANTS HER LIBERTY
AND HER DAUGHTER
Clara Harper Would Sever Tie That
Binds Her to Elderly Husband.
•; Clara Harper;' twenty-three years old.
has tired c? her sixty-three-year
husband, to rrhem she was married in
Hi, Paul April 12. 1898. and yesterday
Rhe Instituted proceedings for divorce,
charging him with cruelty, non-support
and a few other things which loving hus
bands are not supposed to do.
She saya that regardless of the differ
ence in their ages she loved him at the
time of their marriage and would have
continued to love him had he not, soon
after they were wed. commenced to treat
her in a most cruel and inhuman man
ner. She says he has. in various ways,
made her life most'unbearable. She had
to support herself, as her husband soent
all of his money for drink. They have
one child, a daughter three years old,
and she asks the court to permit her to
keep it, alleging that the husband is not
a fit person to care for her.
TTpon the showing made by the young
Tvife Judge Bunn yesterday issued an
order citing the husband to appear In
court on Aug. 22 and show cause why
he should not be restrained from Inter
fering with his wife and child, and why
he should not pay her temporary'alimony
of $6 per week.
Landlord Lowry Sues for Rent.
Thomas Lowry. as owner of the Buck
ingham apartment hou&e. yesterday com
menced an action against Mary Mcllrath
for $120, which he alleges is due him
for four months' rent of an apartment In
the Buckingham at $30 per month. Mr
Lowry alleges that the woman rented
the apartment for three years, but that
she gave It up before the lease had ex
pired and refused to longer pay rent.
Bad Food and Good Health Won't V'ix.
The human stomach stands much
abuse, but It won't return good health
if you give it bad food.
If you feed right you will feel right
for proper food and a good mind is the
sure road to health. "A year ago I be
came much alarmed about my health,
for I began to suffer after each meal
no matter how little I ate," says a Den
ver woman. "I lost my appetite and the
very thought of food grew distasteful,
with the result that I was not nour
ished and got weak and thin. My home
cares were very heavy, for beside a
large family of my own I have also to
look out for an aged mother. There
was no one to shoulder my household
burdens, and come what might I must
bear them, and this thought nearly
drove me frantic when I realized that
my health was breaking down.
"I read an article in the paper about
some one with trouble just like mine
being cured on the food Grape-Nuts,
and acting on this suggestion I gave
Grape-Nuts a trial. The first dish of
this delicious food told me I had struck
the right thing. My uncomfortable
feelings in stomach and brain disap
peared as if by magic and in an In
credibly short space of time I wa? again
myself. Since then I have gained 12
pounds in weight through-a summer of
hard work and realize I am a very dif
ferent woman, all due to the splendid
food Grape-Nuts." Name given by
Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
Trial will prove.
JOHN G. HliEl ENDS
LIFE WITH BULLET
Pioneer Resident Broken in
Health and Fortune Com
John G. Hinkel, an old resident of St.
Paul and well known in business cir
cles, ended his life yesterday morning
by sending a bullet into his brain. He
had left his home, 93 Kent street, at an
early hour to take his customary morn
ing walk, and after sitting for awhile
at the back door of Kane's grocery
store, Selby and Mackubin, he arose,
took a revolver from his pocket, point
ed It at his right temple, and pulled
the trigger. Death was instantaneous.
The act was without doubt carefully
planned, for. when his body was ex
amined by Coroner Miller a note in the
following words was found in his
"Private —With the misery and mis
fortune which I have brought upon my
dear wife and daughter, broken in
health, I cannot bear it longer under
the terrible strain of remorse.
—"John G. Hinkel."
The note, penned before leaving his
home, tells concisely a story of mis
fortune which had pursued Mr. Hinkel
during the past years. Though at one
time accounted a wealthy man, having
an important position in the business
life of the city, during recent years he
had lost what he had, and, to add to
his troubles, during the past year, he
has been suffering from ill health.
Hinkel had resided in St. Paul since
1856, when he came to this city with
his parents. He was educated in the
city schools, and when he grew up he
was engaged with his father, who was
a railroad contractor. He went Into
the street sprinkling business with C.
D. Gilfillan, and then into contracting
for himself. In 1884 Hinkel became In
terested heavily in Merriam Park real
estate and was one of the owners of
the land included in Union Park when
it was platted.
He was at that time regarded as a
wealthy man, but with the collapse of
the boom he lost heavily, and during
the hard times that followed, he left
St. Paul and located at San Diego,
Cal., where he established a brewery.
The venture proved unsuccessful, and
HLnkel then returned to St. Paul and
became agent for the Longsdorf Sons
Tobacco company, of New York, and
continued his connection with that
company until last January, when ill
health compelled him to retire from
business. Since then he hau been doing
Hinkel was well known among the
business men of the city. He was a
member of the United Commercial
Travelers, the Elks, tie Junior Pio
neers and the Commercial club. He
was generally well liked on account
of his genial personality. He was fifty
two years old, and leaves a wife and
one child, a young woman of twenty,
who is a cripple
The funeral will be held from Slep
py's undertaking rooms, 495 Selby ave
nue, Wednesday arternoon, at 2:30.
Rev. A. Overton Tarrant, pastor of the
Church o* the Messiah, will conduct
the services. The Elks, Junior Pioneers
and United Commercial Travelers will
be represented at the services, and the
pallbearers will be selected from tha
three organizations. The interment will
be at Oakland cemetery.
YIELD WILL BE GOOD.
Crops Have Suffered in Quality Rather
"Crops in Lac gui Parle county and
Western Minnesota have suffered more
In quality than in quantity," said for
mer Senator Charles H. Halvorson, of
Dawson, who was in St. Paul yester
Corn, thanks to the prevailing
weather, Mr. Halvorson thinks, will be
an excellent crop. Wheat will yield as
largely as expected but the quality will
not be up to the usual standard. Mr.
Halvorson, accompanied by his wife,
left las* night for Chicago on a busi
ST. PAUL SHOWS BIG
-CAIN IN BUILDING
Record for July Indicates In
crease of 25 Per Cent Over
That of July, 1902.
St. Paul shows a gain of 25 per cent
'in its construction of new buildings for
July over the same month a year ago,
while Minneapolis suffered a loss of 35
This Is the second consecutive month
that- St. Paul has bested its sister
city in percentage of increase, and it
the construction plans now under con
sideration bear fruit, the* year will
close with a gain for St. Paul far In
advance of Minneapolis.
Construction News, an authority on
building in the United States, pub
lished in Chicago, furnishes the build
ing operations for July in twenty of
the leading cities of the country.
It shows 175 buildings for St. Paul,
costing $342,940, against 94 in July last
year, costing $274,000, while Minne
apolis has 387 costing $520,000, a^:iinst
319 a year ago costing $800,000.
St. Paul began the year with a
slight drop under its previous record,
but since March the figures have been
advancing by le;ips and bounds.
August will close with about $100,000
over the same month a year ago, and
as far as September is concerned the
t'ity building department now has news
of building improvements which, if
consummated, will double the llgures
of the same month a year ago.
Schwab Says it Isn't So.
NEW YORK. Aug. 17.—Charles M.
Schwab flatly contradicts the statement
that he is engaged in organizing a com
bination of tailors in the United States,
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