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NEWS OF THE CITY
Hamline W. C. T. U. Meeting—This
afternoon at 3 o'clock the Hamline W. C.
T. I", will meet at the home of Mrs. Emil
Pedersfti. B<>6 Aldine avenue, Hamline.
Gives Its First Ball —At Metropolitan
liall la«t night the Metropolitan club en
tertained a party of 400 with a ball, the
first given by this organization, although
it has been in existence three years.
• Price of Potatoes Drops— sharp ad-
Vance in potatoes in the past few days
caused a general digging of stock from
tiigh ground, and receipts were yesterday
higher than the average, forcing quota
tions on potatoes. - wholesale, back to
Conner figures of 50 and 60 cents per
-bushel. .■'■'> V..
Loses His Little Finger—A. W. Goerlich,
employed a I the Volkszeitung printing of-
Bee, had the little finger of bis left hand
crushed while at work yesterday mornings
A piece of machinery fell upon the finger,
and the bone was so badly crushed that
Dr. C. I- Dohm was obliged to amputate
Will Discuss Detention Hospital—The
Commercial club"s detention hospital com
mittee will meet at 5 o'clock this after
noon at Mayor Smith's office. The mem
bers of the committee are: H. W. Fag
ley, Assemblyman H. G. Haas, Dr. E. H.
V* hitcomb, F. H. Qlerbee, O. W. Rohland
and Mayor Smith.
Scalded with Apple Sauce—Sarah
Marks. 14S State street, scalded her left
leg and arm in a serious manner last
evening while lifting a kettle of hot apple
sauce from the stove -to a table. The
kettle upset and its heated contents were
spilt upon the girls leg and arm. She
was taken to the city hospital for treat
Macalester College Opens—Macalester
college opened its school year yesterday
in.uning, with an enrollment of 160, which
is expected to reach 250 before another
■week. The opening address was made
by Rev. T. G. Eykes, of the Arlington
Hill Presbyterian church. President Wal
lace will teach Greek this year in place
of Prof. John P. Hall, who* has gone to
Dr. Shepardson's Lestures—At Wood
land Park Baptist church last evening Dr.
Shapardson gave his fourth lecture on
Pauls letter to the Colossians, showing
In graphic manner how intellectualism
and formalism, which threatened that
• aily church, have reappeared through
the centuries in various forms, and are
the outstanding danger of the church to
day. "The only safeguard," said the
.speaker, '-is to follow after Christ, in
whom are all the treasures of wisdom,
and through fellowship with whom alone
Is there completeness of life." This eve
ning will be continued the study of Col
ossferas. Sunday the lecturer will give
three studies, at 10:30, 4 and 7.
WILL DEMAND THAT
TAX ON FRANCHISES
Comptroller Betz Says He Will
Try to Enforce the Charter
It will be either fight or pay the 5
per cent gross earnings tax demanded
by the city charter with St. Paul public
service corporations next March.
In a few weeks City Comptroller
Betz will send out notices to every cor
poiation and person in St. Paul enjoy
ing a public franchise, calling attention
to the charter which demands a finan
cial statement on or before the first
Monday in February.
Following the notices he will request
compliance with the charter provision,
which says that every person or cor
poiation exercising any franchise or
privilege shall pay into the treasury
annually on or before the first Mon
day in March a license fee of 5 per
c€nt of the gross earnings derived
frcm such franchise.
Heavy Penalty Is Provided.
Non-compliance with the first will
call for the infliction of a fine of $100
for each day's delay, while as to the
latter the legal department will have
to exert its authority. In any event it
will be fight, as it is understood own
ers of franchises secured before the
charter went into effect will observe
'I started to do this work when I
first entered the office," said City
Comptroller Betz yesterday, "but J. E.
Markham, who was then corporation
attorney, discouraged any steps, as he
said nothing could be done. I have
since decided to look into the matter
and will see what there is in the char
ter provisions. I am now preparing a
list of the corporations holding city
franchises and will call on them short
ly for a statement. If they refuse, then
the legal department wilf have to pro
ceed. In any event, I am going to
n ake a try."
Big Ones Claim Exemption.
Since the charter was adopted not
a few small franchises have been
gianted, but if the owners have paid
anything into the treasury of their
gross earnings, as directed by the char
ter, the comptroller's books fail to show
it. As to the old ones, such as the
gas company, the street car and tele
rhone companies, they claim to be be
yond the jurisdiction of the charter.
All of these, however, will be tackled
by Mr. Betz in his crusade and an ef
fort will be made to see if there is
anything that will hold in the charter
STREET CARS WILL RUN
TO PHALEN PARK SOON
Vice President Goodrich Says Exten
sion Will Be Completed This Fall.
Vice President C. G. Goodrich, of the
Twin City Rapid Transit company
yesterday informed First Assistant
Corporation Attorney O'Reilly that the
extension of the Lafayette car line to
Phalen park would be made this fall
The extension hinges on the possi
bility of the grading of Forest street
being accomplished in time. The park
board says it has assurances that the
v.ork will be done by October.
The park board, in order to force the
construction of the line, threatened to
invoke the aid of the original ordi
nance which made it mandatory upon
the company to build the line on Earl
street. When the matter was brought
to Mr. Goodiich's attention he said
there was no need of it, as the com
pany would build the line this fall in
CHADIMA IS HELD
TO THE GRAND JURY
Examination at South St. Paul
Yesterday Brings Little
Joseph Chadima, late constable of
the village in Inver Grove, was yes
terday bound over to the grand ..jury
of Dakota county by Justice C. C. Doss,
of South St. Paul, after a preliminary
hearing on a charge of killing Charles
Helm, whose body was mangled by a
Chicago Great Western engine on the
night of Sept. 7.
The witnesses examined at the cor
oner's inquest testified before Justice
Doss at the hearing yesterday, ani
their evidence was practically identica!
with that previously given. The only
new witness was C. E. Miller, an en
gineer of the Great Western, whose
testimony was cumulative evidence.
The hearing, which continued from
10:30 yesterday morning, with noon in
termission, till 4:30 in the afternoon,
was an event of interest in South St.
Paul, and a large crowd remained in
the court room during the entire pro
ceedings. P. H. O'Keefe, county at
torney of Dakota county, conducted
the prosecution, and Attorney William
Hodgson, retained by Chadima, ap
peared for the defense.
The only new feature of the evi
dence was the testimony of Watchman
A. L. Weber, who testified that on the
night of Helm's death he saw two men
on the railroad track and heard the
words: "D—n you, I'll fix you," spoken
in broken English, and that the voice
sounded like Chadima's.
Hodgson, at the conclusion of the
hearing, moved the court to dismiss
Chadima on the ground that there was
not sufficient evidence to connect the
defendant with the death of Helm. He
pointed out that there was nothing
but circumstantial evidence, and he
characterized that entirely vague and
Chadima was taken back to the jail
at Hastings last evening by Sheriff
Joseph Griffin. He will be held till
the meeting of the grand jury in De->
Next week the testimony will be
submitted to Judge Crosby, who will
decide whether Chadima may be re
leased on bail.
GIVE HIM A SWORD
Comrades Show Regard for
Maj. Lawrence J. Hearne, of the
Twenty-first United States infantry,
was yesterday presented with a hand
somely engraved sword by the mem
bers of Company E. Maj. Hearne was
formerly captain of Company E, but
two weeks ago was promoted.
The presentation of the sword was at
a dinner given by the major to the
members of his former company. Capt.
Cromwell Stacy, who is now captain
of Company E, made the presentation
address. In reply Maj. Hearne thanked
the members of the company. He said:
"No matter where I go I will never
forget the days in the Philippines
where we all shared a common lot.
This beautiful gift will serve to re
mind me of the days past. I thank you
with all my heart."
The sword given to Maj. Hearne was
beautifully engraved and ornamented.
The inscription on it read: "Presented
to Maj. L. J. Hearne as a token of es
teem and honor from the members of
Company E, Twenty-first United
Petition Charges Him With Being Ex
Judge Brill yesterday took up the
hearing of the petition of the Western
Realty and Investment company for the
removal of E. B. Graves as receiver of
the North American Savings, Loan and
Building company. The petitioner has
bought up a large amount of the claims
and for some time has been making an
effort to have Receiver Graves re
It is charged that Mr. Graves is ex
travagant in his administration of the
estate. Mr. Graves denies the accusa
tion, and in his answer makes counter
charges against the company. The case
will be heard farther today.
KNIGHTS WON'T GO
TO FIGHT THE TURK
State Commander Says Report Is Ri
According to a statement in the Chi
cago Record-Herald, the Knights
Templars of that city and of Illinois ara
considering the launching of a twen
tieth century crusade against the Turk
of today, like unto those waged by the
knights of the middle ages against the
Saracen. If there is any such crusade
m prospect the Knights Templars of
Minnesota have not been advised of the
'Pipe," said Dr. S. S. Kilvington
grand commander of Minnesota, after
he read the article. "There isn't the
slightest chance that the Knights
Templars will do anything of the sort
and I am pretty sure that the subject
was never even broached on the floor
of the Chicago commandery.
"The Knight Templars exist to spread
light, and not shadow, and although
our organization is semi-military, we
could not, under the tenets of the order
filibuster for Macedonia. Knights
Templars are conservative business
and professional men.
"Conditions have changed in eight
centuries, and I am afraid the crusade
of the middle ages is a little out ©f
"There are a few over 125,000 Knights
Templars in the United States, not 500,
--000, as the article appear* to state, if
any of them go forth to fight the Turk
they will go as individuals. Certainly
no consideration would be gfrven by the
Knights Templars of Minnesota to a
crusade against the Turk, neither
would Knigrhts Templars go into the
business of outfitting adventurers who
did not want to light. They have a dif
ferent mission in life."
THE ST. PAUL GLOBS, f^IDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 1903.
COEB AFTER THAT
NEW LEASE OF LIFE
Gas Company Makes Formal
Request for Extension of
The St. Paul Gas "Light company
has made application to the city coun
cil for a twenty-five-year extension of
Its franchise on the terms outlined in
the city lighting franchise committee's
report, given in yesterday morning's
Globe. An ordinance granting the
franchise was introduced in the as
sembly last night by Assemblyman
The terms in effect are $1.15 per
thousand feet for gas, beginning the
first of next year, and reductions of
5 cents per thousand each year until
1907, when a flat rate of $1 per thou
sand will be in effect. Charter provi
sions, which include the payment an
nually of a 5 per cent gross earnings
fee are to be complied with by the
No attempt was made to consider
the ordinance last night, but it, in
cluding the report of the franchise
committee which was submitted, was
laid over until next Thursday night,
when the entire body, acting as a
committee of the whole, will take it up.
How the council will treat the ap
plication and the terms, offered Is
largely conjecture, but the sentiment
is general that the ordinance will
never be passed in its present form.
Instead of a graduated scale, with $1
gas as the shining object in 1907, many
of the members desire the $1 figure to
commence at once.
Another protest that will likely be
offered is against the provision which
makes $1 the minimum of all bills for
gas. This, the objectors say, would
be helping the big consumer at the
expense of the small one.
The franchise is likely to receive
much attention from the commercial
bodies and citizens in general, and the
council Is fixing itself for a long
drawn-out discussion of the problem.
Carload of Odd Fellows to At
tend Grand Lodge.
A special car was attached to the
Chicago , train on the Minneapolis &
r St. Louis road last; night to carry the
Minnesota delegates to the eighty
fourth annual session .of the sovereign ■
grand lodge of the I. O. O. F., which
will be held in Baltimore-nex«>i|^^i"
The sessions will begin Monday. a-^lipfs;
expected that between 100 aha; 200
will attend from different points in
Minnesota. j" r '■■""■ -..
Some of the most important amend
ments to ' the constitution which will
•be considered at the Baltimore ; meet
ing are: ? - . ■
: To make the lieutenant " general of
the Patriarchs Militant a grand repre
sentative. '-- . '': .■' ■■-' :■ .■'~."«:^'"-".'.--: --_•
To require that all grand represent
atives shall be past chief patriarchs.
- To permitr the admission •of persons
of mixed Indian and. white blood, with
the proviso that persons of African de
scent be forever barred. ' ?**".-* l~r,"
To reduce the mileage allowed «rand
representatives to 8 cents. ' :*^j
To allow jurisdictions entitled tolwo
grand representatives to elect one-Tor
a term of two years, and one eacK year
for a term of one year. • ■Zf^Xzi."
To provide for biennial sessions of
the sovereign grand lodge. --^ i:.; / ;'•'
To exclude from membership manu
facturers, dealers and agents for in
toxicating liquors, as well as saloon
keepers and bartenders. f"''"i'.
To give each department council
j Patriarch Militant one grand repre
sentative in the sovereign grand lodge.
BOOrBLACKS RAISE 1
THE PRICE OF SHINES
Organize a Union and Make a 10-Cent
Scale. ~* -•'■■•■•
If the union organized among the
bootblacks yesterday afternoon is
maintained there will be no "knocking
down" on the 10-cent shine hereafter.
At a meeting held in the alley, be
tween Fourth, Fifth, Cedar and Min
nesota streets, yesterday, fifteen grimy
vi chins who gain a livelihood by wield
ing the brush, solemnly resolved to
abide by the rules of the union and to
administer prompt punishment upon all;
- ''scabs." - ;-----?».
"Any kid shining fer less den a dime
is a scab," cried several of the congre
gated bootblacks at the meeting yes
terday afternoon, which was held in a
small enclosure surrounded by huge
empty packing boxes. Upon a box was
perched the newly-elected president,
Jim Newcomb, and by his side was the
youthful secretary, Ed O'Malley.
"Any kid what scabs will get his
brushes swiped," announced the pres
"Yes, an' he'd better keep his lamps
peeled or he'll get fixed," added a chQ
"De bizness of dis union is ter strike,
see?" said the president, when he was
haranguing his subjects. "You'se kids
want to strike every guy you'se sees.
Just strike 'urn, but don't knock down.
Any kid what knocks down is a scab
and his brushes '11 get swiped.* '
BULLET IS REMOVED
AFTER FOUR YEARS
Soldier Gets Rid of a Dangerous Fili
William Gowling, formerly a mem
ber of Company C, First infantry, N. G.
M., and a veteran of the Thirteenth
Minnesota volunteers, which served in
the Philippine war, underwent an op
eration yesterday at St. Luke's hospi
tal to have removed from his back a
Filipino bullet with which he was
Wounded at Manila Feb. 22, 1899.
Gowling was shot while on outpost
duty, but the bullet, which lodged in
his back muscles, near the spinal cord
was not removed at the time on ac
count of his condition. Two ribs,
[which were shattered by the bullet
were removed in the hospital in Cor
► regidor, and, as he recovered his
health, the bullet was allowed to re
• main. The ball, however, had since
: worked its way near the spinal col
i umn, and threatened serious conse
quences, so an operation became nec
• essary. He had recently been located
_at Marquette, Mich., but came to St
Paul to have Dr. Harry Ritchie for
mer regimental surgeon, perform the
OF ASSETS INVALID
Assignee of D. D. Merrill Estate
Should [Stot Have Ac
The recent sale at public auction of
the assets of the D. D. Merrill estate
by the assignee, the Security Trust
company, was -declared invalid in a
decision handed down by Judge Orr,
of the district court bench yesterday.
Another sate of—the-assets is ordered.
Objection was made to the first sale
because the property was first offered
by parcels and^Hie-R sold In bulk, it
being contended that this was unfair
to the parties who bid on the parcels.
The total of: the parcel bids was
$6,700, and the bulk bid made after
the sale by J/F. Fitzgerald was ac
cepted. Objection was made by Gus
tav Willius, receiver" of the Gerrnania
bank; W. F. Plep<?r- and J. N. True.
Judge Orr holds that when the sale
came before the court for confirma
tion the question was left entirely
within the jurisdiction of the court,
without recommendation. The mem
orandum of the court, in touc-hing on
the case, in full, la as follows:
"The report of the sale by the as
signee does n6t contain any estimate
of the values of the property sold,
nor does it state that the amounts bid
at the sale are-the fair and reasonable
value of the property, nor does the as
signee recommend "'that this sale be
confirmed. The confirmation of the
sale is left entirely in the discretion
of the court, without any recommen
"From the statements of the assignee
and the afndav^tjslon file and from all
the information obtainable, it is mani
fest that the ,property in question is
substantially -ivfcfth more than the
amount paid, either in severalty or in
gross. It woyld- seem, from the in
formation received, that the best in
terests of the creditors would proba
bly be subser\'£r By a new sale. Some
criticism was ctffel-ed as to the course
of procedure aY the sale by the as
signee. There is nothing shown, nor
does anything -appear that reflects
upon the fairness !or interest or disin
terestedness df'' the.; assignee. In the
event that in the^iscretion of the as
signee this prafcetty should be offered
for sale in gross, it might be better
that the offer fot .sale in bulk be made
before any offtfr-hi severally is made.
•No possible afcv&frtage could be taken
of a gross offer, as it would be a prac
tical" impossibility to prorate the
--amojjrits upon the different pieces or
parcels of property." "
CHECKS AWAIT HIM
Although He's No Longer a
• Assemblyman Schurmeier claims to
have discovered an jrTegularfty in the
office of the building-inspector. '"* g ;
"Mr. RunaleW-,\£ai<i Assemblyman
.Schurmeierr turning to :. the city engi
neer at the^ meeting >of '- the 'assembly
last night, ''when ywas John Heinlein
leti»at of his position in the building
inspector's feffiee?"-. l>\>?\\ I - '!' :''* r" '
• "Somq> time in June, I think," ;an-!
B^ered Mr. Rundlett, - -.~^~nTi ii^;Tfl t j
-. "Weff, i I find, down in the comptrol
ler^ office,"" continued Mr. Schurmeier, i
"two. check* him; one for his July
salary and i^e-.^tjher for his August
salary. Either Mr. Heinlein's honesty
or the fact That Tie is not aware that
they are waiting for him has prevented
the -city #om losing about $140." *? l
'■>■ "Well, ir must admit there some
thingr-wrongS there," , answered • Engi
neer Rundlett, "aiKjl Will investigate
at 6nce. i There is some mistake some
where.". - 'T }\ \p. 7.V -*. ; ;.
Some of the members of the assem
bly; thought the council chamber was
not the place to bring up such matters,
but Mr. , Schurmeier insisted that he
was trying to snow up what was ap
parent looserress"on*-th« part of ' some
employe, and it was allowed to go at
that. .'; \%S^ '-■ \ :-.; ' r .:
Heinlein, according to City Engineer
Rundlett, was let"out June 18. He says
he has no kn««*tage that his name is
still on the pay. roll. The making, out
of these checks is a duty that devolves
upon the office^bookkeeper. and he says
he is positive that the whole thing is an
error. Max .' -;••
COURT HOLDS BANK
Those of Defunct Germania Bank Held
for 100 Cents on the Dollar.
A decision 6f much importance to
the stockholders of the defunct Ger
mania bank was handed down in the
district court yesterday by Judge
Lewis, who held that the stockholders
of the bank were liable, and directed
Gustav Willius, the receiver, to com
mence suit to compel them to pay an
assessment of 100 cents on the dollar on
the stock held by them.
The total amount of stock affected by
this decision amounts to about $400,000,
but as many of the stockholders are no
longer responsible, a small percentage
of this amount will be realized.
The order of the court means, how
ever, that the creditors will be paid
considerable more money in dividends
than had been expected by them. The
decision is very" plain, containing no
The court calls attention to the fact
that the claims allowed amount to
$399,552.34, and~ that dividends have
been paid or ordered upon said claims
to the amount of-$132,207.80.
The receiver 1 is- given authority to
bring, suit against the stockholders if
the assessment Is not paid within thirty
AT If. LOUIS SHOW
. t ■■ r
Commission WiH Open Bids Therefor
The Minnesota? commissioners to the
St. Louis exposition will open bids
next Mondayr ft>r the construction of
Minnesota's state building. It will cost
close to $30,000, work will be be
gun as soon-«gTthe contract is let.
Circulars will) be mailed by the com
mission this week to every school dis
trict in the. ista>te, rural as well as
graded, inviting) samples of scholars'
work for the state educational ex
Arrangements have been made to
display nearly all the county exhibits
made at the recent state fair, in Min
nesota's section of the agricultural
building at St. Louis.
LOOKS LIKE A NEW
Endicott Syndicate Buys Con-
trolling Interest in Water
St. Paul may be provided with ac
tive competition in the line of electric
light and power sooner than the city
lighting franchise committee expects.
The early part of the week a tele
gram from Boston annonuced the pur
chase by a syndicate, presumably for
the Minneapolis General Electric com
pany, of the water and land rights of
the St. Croix Falls, Minn., and St.
Croix improvement companies. Five
thousand shares of stock and $95,000
in 5 per cent bonds —more than a con
trolling interest, it was said —were
acquired by the purchasers.
Endicott Syndicate the Purchaser.
The story now is—and it is in a
manner verified by local interested
parties—that the real purchaser of the
two improvement companies is the
Boston & Northwest Realty company,
better known in St. Paul as the Endi
cott syndicate. If not the company, it
is interests identified with it that prac
tically makes it the same thing.
In order to more economically
heat and light their immense and yearly
growing property interests in the two
cities, the Endicotts for the past two
years have been importuning the coun
cils of the two cities for rights to use
the streets in the transmission of heat
and light from a central station, but.
as far as St. Paul is concerned, have
received little encouragement.
Spurred on by these refusals, it is
said, the Endicotts at once began steps
for active competition with the local
concerns in the lighting field, and their
acquirement of the St. Croix Falls
power rights is one of the prelimina
ries. At the last session of the, legis
lature authority was given for the
damming of the St. Croix river, and it
was presumed then that It was for the
Twin City Rapid Transit company, but
the late transfer shows otherwise.
Work Will Soon Be Begun.
The Minneapolis General Electric
company is largely owned in Boston,
and the Endicotts of that city are un
derstood to be heavy holders of the
stock, which they h*ve lately ac
quired. Local representatives of the
company announce that work on the
power plant at Taylor's Falls will be
commenced shortly, and that when it
is completed sufficient power will be
generated to supply both of the cities
with all the electric current and power
Minneapolis, because of the fact that
it has copetition in the lighting field,
is not so greatly interested in the ru
mor of a new company, but in St.
Paul, where one company practically
controls the entire lighting field, the
story is of much more moment.
Luther R. Cushing, who is one of the
local agents for the Endicotts, last
night made application to the assem
bly for the right to construct a tunnel
under Sixth street, near Cedar. The
application was sent to the committee
on streets. The company, it was
stated, desires to use the tunnel In
transferring light and heat to its
property on the opposite side of the
street from its plant, in the rear of
the Commercial block, Sixth and Ce
dar streets. A similar application was
held up last year.
Little Daughter Dies of Scarlet Fever.
Bessie Katz. two-year-old daughter
of Mrs. H. Katz, who arrived in St.
All got one, you know. Some small, some large. The more "yellow" in your
make-up, the less yellow gold in your character and pocket-book.
Is your yellow streak the coffee habit? Does it reduce your working force, kill
your energy, push you into the big crowd of mongrels, deaden what thoroughbred
blood you may have, and neutralize all your efforts to make money and fame?
It does that very thing for thousands who don't suspect it. Languid, half sick,
stomach and bowel troubles, heart weak and hardly half alive, you cannot succeed
under such fearful handicaps nowadays, when the world only yields the crown for the
best efforts of keen people.
Try leaving off coffee for 10 days. Build back to a clean, clear-cut mind and
healthy body by Postum Coffee. That's the true route to health, and with bounding
exuberant health you acquire "Energy plus."
Then, to "do things" is easy.
There's a Reason.
Have a try.
Note—Postum Is only good to the la^te *ben well boiled. Then it is prime and toothsome.
I" ■ iiSZt Wa> * t tG- m effect daily $32-90 Cheap round trip
tickets on sale in October, in addition to regular all
- • -■ -• ♦HZ l°,T St tiokotS with nine months lir"it. Send us
aif »res* J? r Call and secure our booklet and fold
ers all about California, Standard and Tourist car
—- — 160 VARIABLE ROUTES
l^ffif^^^lj TICKET OFFICE, 400 Robert St. (Ryan Hotel).
|myHmyj^|j Telephone, Main 36, Both Lines, or Union Depot.
H TICKET OFFICE, 400 Robert St. (Ryan Hotel).
Telephone, Main 36, Both Lines, or Union Depot.
I^JjU|lßl*|^l F. M. RUGG, Northwestern Passenger Agsnt,
" l^^^^^^^^ti Germania Life Building, St. Paul.
Paul from Russia last week, died at the
city hospital yesterday of scarlet fe
ver, contracted on the journey to their
new home. Mrs. Katz, who had made
her home at 122114 West Third street
after her arrival, went to the city hos
pital Monday with her three children,
when it was discovered that they were
suffering from scarlet fever.
GET NEARLY $1,600
FROM THE CARNIVAL
Yesterday's Donations Swell the Pub-
lie Bath Fund $150.
The carnival cash balance in the hands
of City Comptroller Betz was swelled
The total cash balance to the credit
of the baths is $1,022.14. The sum of
$575 is still uncollected, and if this
all comes in the total will be $1,597.14.
Savings deposits made on or before
Oct. 5 wil. receive 3 months* interest on
Jan. 1. Security Trust Co., N.Y. Life bldg
Ladies' matinee at the Star Theater today.
MORE POWER ON TAP JAN. 1.
Street Railway's New Plant in Minne-
apolis to Be in Operation Then.
Barring strikes or unforeseen inter
ferences, the street railway company
expects to complete the brick work on
its new power house by Oct. 15 and to
turn on the current Jan. 1.
When the work is completed the
power house will be the largest west
of Chicago and one of the largest in
the world. The capacity will be twen
ty-four boilers and five engines, but
only twelve boilers and three engines
will be installed now. Six boilers are
already in place, and a fly wheel gen
erator, 9,000 horse power, is being set
up. The weight of each of the three
engines will be about 500 tons.
When the power house is completed,
and before the current Is turned on,
all conducting wires will be put un
der ground so as to do away with all
danger of accident from this direction.
The conduits from Minneapolis to St.
Paul were laid some time ago.
The street railway company is tak
ing precautions to guard against rear
end collisions, and red oil lights have
been placed on all cars. Formerly it
was possible to tell an interurban car
from any other by these red lights, but
now they have been put on all lines.
MILD FROST WIVES
IN THIS VICINITY
But Weather Man Promises
Jack Frost visited St. Paul and vi
cinity for the first time this season
Wednesday night, and while the frost
yesterday morning was plainly visible,
it is reported that but little damage
At the weather bureau frost was pre
dicted last night, and if the forecast
of Observer Oliver is found to be re
liable there will be a liberal frost about
St. Paul this morning. Warmer weath
er is promised for today, however, in
Minnesota, lowa and North Dakota.
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Ladies' matinee at the Star Theater today.
Articles of incorporation were filed
at the office of the secretary of state
yesterday by the following:
United States Time Recorder com
pany, Hastings; capital stock, $100,
--000; incorporators, S. C. Dean, Minne
apolis; E. A. Cooper, Britton, S. D.,
and S. W. Thompson, W. E. Beerse,
John Heinen, A. M. Hayes and A. G.
Mertz, all of Hastings.
"Valentine Bros. Manufacturing com
pany, Minneapolis; capital stock, $50,
--000; incorporators, S. J. Murton, W. J.
Dean, Robert D. Valentine and P. A.
Valentine, all of Miniu-apolis.
The Hardwood Manufacturing com
pany, Minneapolis, filed an amendment
to its articles whereby its capital
stock is Increased from $500,000 to