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Di]-!ul\erla Is reported at BS6 Euclid street.
Tbo Commercial Benefit Association of Bt.
Paul flled articles of Incorporation with the
secretary of atate yesterday. The capital
stock Is $10,000. and tbo lncorporatore are
Walter .A. Johnson, Francis 11. Clarka and
Arthur E. Bowe.
Owing to the Increase of business In the
North St. Paul postoffice, the postmaster
has saeeeded In securing; a much-needed
Increase In the mall servi<-«. This gives that
Kuburii a mail bervlcc superior to that of
many larger towns.
A meeting of the tax payers of the First
ward will be held this evening at the corner
of Payne avenue and Wells street. Several
matters of interest will be considered, includ
ing the improvement of Greenbrlar avenue,
and the planting of shade and ornamental
trees on the streets in the waid. All tax
payers are requested to be present.
Lieut. J. "I. Dean, Fourteenth Infantry,
eni-de-camp to Gen. Brooke, had a spgeial
car all to himself on the Northern Paclllc
yt*terday afternoon, bound for Blsmark,
where he will join Gen. Brooke, who is mak
ing a tour of inspection of the army posts
of the Northwest in the Department of Da
.1. C. Pond. General Passenger Agent of
the Wisconsin Central road, has immortal
ized himself in the lUtle "What? Where?
When?" pamphlet he has just issued for
convention purposes, advertising his road.
In a group of wide-eyed brownies the artist
has seen fit to give Mr. Pond a conspicuous
place. So say the railroad men who have
seen the brochure.
The Burlington, in connection with the
Michigan Central, will run through sleep
ins can to Buffalo for the N. E. A. con
vention, their train leaving St. Paul Sunday
July 6, at 7:40 p. m.
The Minneapolis & St. Louis will run a
special train to New Ulni. July 4. leaving
St. Panl at 7 a. m., and leaving New Ulra
for the return trin at 7 p. m. The rate has
been reduced greatly for the trip.
A party of teachers left St. Paul on the St.
Paul & Duluth limited last night for Duluth.
They will take the steamer Monarch today
at 4 o'clock lor the Hast. The party goes to
tho National Educational Association conven
tion at Buffalo.
Myrtle Teini>le Is Prompt.
Myrtle Temple Rathbone Sisters held a spe
cial meeting in Bowlby hall yesterday to
make arrangements for the G. A. R. en
campment. A committee on arrangements for
the proposed reception the lodge will give
during the encampment to visiting sisters
was appointed as follows: Mrs. J. G. Ear
hoff. Mrs. E. If. Bailey. Mr 3. Belle Flan
nigan and Mrs. Nellie McCall. The semi
annual report showed a very flourishing
quarter; the receipts from the recent ball
being large and many new members having
joined. Next Tuesday will take place the
Installation of officers by Mrs. Hills, grand
chief, from Minneapolis.
Installation of a Pastor.
To-morrow evening at 8 o'clock the new
pastor of the German Presbyterian Bethlehem
church. Rev. W. C. Laube, will be ordained
and installed at the church, Pleasant avenue
and Ramsey street. The presbytery of the
church will meet at this occasion, and the
former pastor of Bethlehem church, Roy.
Nicholas Bolt, now at Chicago, will deliver
the charge to the people, while Rev. Dr. M.
Edwards will make the charge to the new
pastor, and Rev. John Pringie will deliver
the sermon on this occasion. Rev. J. H.
Eammis will preside.
Fourth of July Exvamion Train
to New Ulm, Minn., over new line of the
M. & St. L. R. R.
Summer Schools Are Open.
This week has marked the opening of the
annual summer schools, and they are now
in full blast at Shakopee, Morton, Dawson,
Crookston, Jackson, Le Sueur and Windom.
It is reported that the attendance is larger
than usoal.
Five AVere Immersed.
Yesterday afternoon quite a party of local
Seventh Day Adventists gathered at one of
the lakes in the vicinity of St. Paul, and
five were baptized by Pastor H. F. Phelps.
These, with several others, will be admitted
to the church fellowship at the quarterly
services at the Wacouta street chapel July 4.
The last day in the present lo
cation. Thursday morning: we
Will wait on our customers at
the old stand, Seventh and
38 cents
per bushel for fancy new potatoes.
15 cents
pet can for gallon cans of apples.
7 cents
per quart box faacy ripe currants.
7 cents
per quart for extra fancy blueberries.
6 cents
per pound for strictly pure kettle ren
dered leaf lard.
87 cents
for 5-lb jars extra separator creamery
10 cents
for 1-lb jars extra fancy table butter.
Churned fresh every day expressly for
us. Just the thingf in warm weather.
Leave your standing order.
13 cents
per pound for good creamery butter.
18 cents
per basket for extra fine Acme toma
for 10-gallon kegs fancy table syrup.
6 cents
for 2-lb: packages best rolled oats,
(Hawkcye brand.)
9 cents
per can for Miller's best cocoa,
Triple Granulated Sugar.
Our own granulation. It dissolves
in a minute, therefore no loss. If you
use it oace you will always use it.
36 cents
per round for Climax tobacco, for to
morrow's sale only.
28 cents
per pound for a very choice Java and
Mocha coffee. Our own roast and al
ways fresh.
25 cents
per lb. and up for Oolong, Ceylon or I
English breakfast teas, 'imported by '
ourselves direct from the growers. ' {
Saturday, the Fom-fi of Jr.ly, ks
xriil cc closed. ihorrforc icxiie voiir '
purchases oti Tknttdaj nud Friday.
Tlu» AVopU of the Soho»ln for Ike
Lant Yenr In ti (aiu|ir(>h<-iiii!> s»
The board of school Inspectors at Its
regular monthly meeting yesterday
j transacted the most important business
of the year. It adopted the budget
for the ensuing- school year of 1596-97,
beginning on Sept. 1, 1896. It also re
ceived the annual report of Superin
tendent of Schools Gilbert, which is
published herewith.
The budget, which was submitted by
the secretary, shows the amount of
money that, in the opinion of the
board, will be needed to maintain the
schools for the ensuing year. It is as
Salaries of teachers $353 500
Salaries of all others-
Superintendent of schools 4 000
Secretary x\ m
Superintendent of repairs 1,200
Clerk in superintendent's office... 750
Clerk in secretary's office 750
Stenographer In secretary's office. 750
Engineers and janitors 58,200
Mechanics and laborers 12,030
Total $59,150
Night schools $4,000
Extra teachers 2,500
Fuel $25,000
j General supplies 10,000
I General repairs 25,000
Free text books 15,000
Total $75,000
Salaries of teachers $353,500
Salaries of all teachers 59,150
Night teachers and extra teachers.... 6,500
General expenses 75,000
Total 494,150
The total amount asked for — $494,150
— is about $17,000 in excess of the sum
requested and allowed last year, which
was $477,250. The excess, however, is
not in the item of teachers' _ salaries,
there being a decrease in this sum of
$10,000. Last year the board asked
for $370,000 for teachers' salaries. Ref
erence to the foregoing recapitulation
will show that the total amount re
quested for the salaries of teachers,
including night school and extra
teachers, is only $360,000.
The excess appears under the item
of "general repairs," for which the
sum of $25,000 is asked instead of $10,
--000, as was the case last, year. There
is also an increase of $2,000 — making up
the total increase of $17,000— in the
salaries of mechanics and laborers, to
pay which the sum of $12,000 is asked.
The increases, it was explained, are
due to the dilapidated condition of
many of the school buildings, which
will render extensive repairs necessary
during the coming season. Inspector
Yoerg, who with the superintendent
of repairs, Mr. Gerlach, has been in
specting the school buildings, reported
that many of them were sadly in need
of repairs. The necessity of extensive
repairing caused the increase in the
amount needed to pay the salaries of
the mechanics and laborers.
The board, after approving the bud
get, ordered it to be submitted to the
common council.
A communication was received from
the teachers asking the board to in
clude in the tax budget for the coming
year a sum sufficient to pay the balance
of the salaries due the teachers for the
year ending June 30, 1895. The board
recommended that the amount be in
serted in the tax estimate which is
made up in December.
Inspector Scholle offered a resolution
instructing the committee on text
books to purchase readers, arithmetics
and histories at an expense not to ex
ceed $6,000, the amount appropriated
by the common council for the pur
chase of free text books. The resolu
tion was adopted.
The board reelected Principal J. a.
Donnelly of the Gorman school, and
reappointed, with two or three minor
changes, all the janitors, engineers
and firemen of the various schools.
The annual report of Supt. Gilbert
was received and referred to Inspector
Wilkes and McNafr. It is as follows:
ST. PAUL, Minn., July 1, 1896.— T0 the
Board of School Inspectors— Gentlemen: I
have the honor to submit my seventh annual
report, the same being the thirty-eighth of
Che superintendent of schools of this city.
The year just passed, the scholastic year
1595-'9G, has been a year of struggle. Teach
ers have labored under great difficulties
owing to uncertainty as to the future, and
particularly to lack of suitable material. The
long-continued financial stress is beginning to
affect the schools seriously.
Uncertainty and unrest are conditions of
mind which render the best work in the
schools absolutely Impossible. As I said a
year ago, it would be vastly better to lower
the schedules, if it is absolutely necessary I
to save money, and then to live up to those
adopted, that teachers might feel sure of re
ceiving the reward of faithful service in
the form of schedule advance from year to
year than to keep up the fiction of high sal
aries any longer.
It is most unfortunate that the board does
net control its finances, for under the pres
ent law certainty can never be secured. When
the board has struggled with existing condi
tions and with its wide knowledge of needß
and possibilities, have determined upon a
proper expenditure, then the city council
with no such knowledge and often with
other interests than those of the schools to
serve, can come In with the knife and com
pletely destroy the wise plans of the board
Tho school board and the school officers wil
certainly do their best to maintain the effi
ciency of our system. In this they hare here
tofore been successful beyond expectation, but
it cannot continue forever. Unless we can
secure a good school law which will place
responsibility upon responsible people anc
give thorn necessary authority, and unless
a fair amount of money, reasonably uni
form from year to year, can be secured, no
man and no body of men can possibly pre
vent our schools from retrograding. The ac
tion of the lato council, following the ad
vice of the comptroller, in violating the ex
pressed provisions of the law to tho ex
tent of refusing to levy the tax which the
law re<iuirc3 lor educational purposes, im
perils the dearest Interest of this city, and
unlcts the present council steps in and rem
edies the evil, or unless moneys ara taken
from other funds, I do not see how the J
uchools can be kept open during the en- I
tire schccl year.
It is true that the board might have cut
oif suiSeient departments.sv.eh as high schools
and kindergartens, and thus have possibly
saved money en;<ut;h to keep the remaining
schools open throughout the year, but they
have wiso'y decided to maintain the Integrity
of the system find to let tho responsibility for
tta injury tail where it belongs. The peo
ple of St. Paul, .whose school system has
beer, to them a matter cf pride, do not want
it nv>:>cod or destroyed, and I have faith to
believe that they will not endure any such
cour.-e from any b?d7 of officials.
The fact that greater injury has not been
dev.o i 3 due to the extraordinary faithfulness
■tri seal of tfce teachers. To them the
p.irem.l cf tb.9 children of thU city owe a
Creu 'lebt. b--*:Rus!» they have not lost heart
nor l'.."erc^ rhelr standard of work in the
'*• ."> <•! firov,c-stavi<-ps most discouraging The I
s<\N:t.<-r3 h.'vc continued during the past
vc-ir iheir efforts at self-!mpro\ pinent at
thr-?r T.vr, rx;»nw, ilv.A have maintained the
t^nriieiV Mn^'imSffl at a point of great «ffl- !
dwsey. 'ibis awiatisn'M chiof work has i
*-<:-r !n rf£s£!£l&g (he teathora' library. Thi«
':><v t".' M-rt !n Rmmm in ta» havcmVnt of
<■:-■ v;-.;> «*■*•! bundle*, which the board i
£.iv«> kti e«i::!;:ped f ?r theai. A librarian, j
paid by tbs association, has been in daily
charge, art! jl mttnbcr bf to-k:'. ha. s beiil
added t» this tiuai^i
run eeyjisß of study.
The eaurse nl stud? which i«as been care-
Mif d*r?ld?jd mm smm «ar| (tat and
In the last iuanba- WSS patHahfcd af ifcr a fist
ful pvejjaraHß'A M Hip fcupeH is&rs'f M'aa
BraeJsa and »it-s ; Place.. hjis.beeii syatemaUt-
aUjf and {.he4sugfcty i»(jriied sat Itrins? the
|ear, tUM& thfc;}*?. Is BHaiKstea U? ths
Rawing Jreafr fhe rtind^triki pfinfctpjo
of a teJ-ceptlen aha t-orreiatlst'i, uppn ifhteh
it is based, are indicated in It With consM
erable p'earness, ana time Will short what
further nmalfleatlptis and development are
poslble and desirable. But t am. If poslbJe
lucre firmly t'onYlnesd than ever that we
are on the right track, In placing content
befmre ferm, in seeking to enrich the cur
riculum by basing »he work in so far as
poslble upon the study of nature and the
treasures of literature and of achievements
of man as reeeruett In history!
We find It m«re clearly flemanstrated each
year that the work In r^adinp, writing, laa*
Euage expresslen, spelling end arawlntf is
better done when the uh lid's vhlei effe« la
spent in the search for some real truth, which
he roeoKniecs a* valuable, and whli-h, when
found, he thinks it worth while to express.
The "doctrlna ot the worth while*' is a
good name for the philosophy of our psuree
of "iVty* K ' ot otl| y doo « BerUre better
results In the form studios, not only does it
add to tho child's stack of real knowl&nge,
but of greatest Importance, In my judgment,
• the fact that It supplies the belt uni
truest moral training. Tho great trouble
with most of the attempts to reform the world
morally has been that tho reformers 1 have
thought to uocure the result mainly by preach
ment; churches aa well n* schools have suf
fered and failed oftentimes because of devo
tion to form Instead of content. Perhaps the
greatest need of all men is a right concap
tlon of values, not merely an Intellctual con
ception of the difference between higher and
our attempts at moral training, both in the
church and in the school, have been away
from such a conception, and the result is
too often found in moral blindness and
hypocrisy; that Is, our education all tended to
the magnifying of form and the minimizing
of content. Children's minds have bee£
made to dwell upon the secondary, the ex
ternal, to the exclusion of the primary, the
internal and the eternal. Content Is al
ways spiritual,- form, never. Form gets its
value from that which it expresses. If we are
to develop a race of men true to themselves
It can only be done by habituating them to'
a just conception of the relative importance
of form and content. This, our coursTof
study aims to do. By means of the study of
literature, of history and of nature, we en
deavor to stimulate thought, furnish ideals
and to enable the child to acquire the
necessary and secondary arts in the only
natural and proper way, while either acquir
th 8 °[ e expresln S worthy thoughts upon wor-
The great obstacle to the proper •admin
istration of the course of study has been
the lack of suitable material. Our schools
are positively starving for books, especially
histories written for children and good lit
erature. We need a great amount of It and
»{£» **?!"* WJ*' Two yeara a «° the board
allowed the children to contribute the amount
of money which would be spent upon the
ordinary school readers, and with thii a con
siderable quantity of good literature was
purchased. But unfortunately this was not
wear-proof The board afterward withdrew
fm-ni Pf™ 18810 "' and said that they would
5-, J he su PP'ementary reading matter
needed but they had not the money t5 do this
Jli^H K ma ,l ters worse ' last winter it was
deeded by the board that if the children,
would contribute the text books then be
longing to " them to the schools, all text
books should be free. Here, again was
made manifest the evil of subjection to the
hLI f0r ' alth ° u Sh the board had
been able to save from the teachers' fund sev
flv thousand dollars, enough to start free
till w!fr Bml8 m IS ry * h Wel . 1 : indeed ' and although
phuL ♦ for ™ ed th u e cltv council of this, and
asked to have this surplus placed at their
disposal, the council declined to act, giving
no reason whatever, so that during th» lat
*f r P art «' »• year we have been ItteVaUy
making bricks without straw," as in view
nhiM I p l oml ? ea ot school board, the
children bought no books, while the board
because of the failure of the council to^ti
could not carry out their promise.
wlv F m th ttel \» muS K.,5 c remeal «d In some
way. Either the children must be allowed
«?,,rK Ch^ c b^ ks and as mai >y book, wd
such books as the course of study requires or
the city must furnish them. The latter is
unquestionably the cheapest, and the best
solution of the difficulty, and I sincerely .hope
that the new council will appropriate the
money necessary for the introduction ot
*t?h ?k U J l I the only considerable city in the
state that does not furnish the children with
books and even the city council of St. Paul
S' 4 " 1 ;^ to , be responsible for this un
pleasant distinction, and I believe that the
council will supply the funds.
In view of this belief I desire to urge upon
your honorable body the superiority of an
1 S » ov l r the restricted and restricting
method of adoption. The latter is in the In
terest of the publishing houses, the former in
the interest of the schools, and it is coming
into use in the larger and better school sys
tems of the country. If the board can go
into open market and buy the best books
at the lowest prices at any time, there is
absolutely no waste, because no books are
thrown away, until they are used up. There
is less chance for political corruption be
cause a single purchase of books is not of
enough consequence to warrant publishers
in undertaking to secure political influence
and there is never the turmoil and dissatis
faction which is caused by a change of
adopted books, for in the case of many sub
jects especially such subjects as history
and literature, uniformity of text books is
absolutely objectionable. Vastly better re
sults can be secured by a good teacher if the'
children come with varying points of view.
Slavery to text books is most unfortunate.
The from-page-to-page teacher belongs to
the paat, and with him is gone the necessity
for text-book uniformity.
The kindergartens of this city have con
tinued to exert their elevating and sweeten
ing influence in the schools of the city "and
In thousands of homes, and I rejoice that
your honorable body have been enabled In
spite of financial distress, to maintain this
most essential department. Surely if any
class of children must be neglected, it is not
the little ones.
Greatly as I admire the kindergarten and
believing as I do that it embodies the spirit
of all true education, I yet believe that it
Is time to urge upon kindergartners th*t
the value of this noble institution Is found
not in its method's or its material, but in its
spirit. Like the church and other educational
institutions, even the kindergarten is in dan
ger at times of suffering from devotion to
form. If Froebel were living today be
would doubtless be the first to criticise the
formal work of the klndergartner. and I be
lieve that the time has come for all true
friends of this true school to study closely its
administration in reference to the need of the
American child of today, and to see if in
some of its methods it does not need reform
ing according to pedagogical and psychologic
al truth discovered since Froebel's day
and I wish to ask in this place a few ques
tions in order to suggest to kindergartnera
lines of study and possible improvement
Is the divided solid as good for the various
purposes for which it is used as undivided
solids? Is the representation In sewing and
drawing according to prepared outlines in
accord with the principle of development by
free self-activity? Ought not the children to
be free to represent their own ideas with
crayon, clay and paper? Froebel ennunciat
ed the great principle of education through
play, which is th« child's natural mode of
self-expression. Is there not danger of sub
stituting for this, on the one hand play
without education, and, on the other, play
so restricted or goided by the teacher that
the child is no longer free? I am aware of
my temerity In approaching this sacred cita
del, but venture to do It because of my en
tire devotion to the kindergarten as tho best
that we »aye in education.
On the subject of mathematics, the
report says that the new arithmetics
have proven satisfactory, the union of
arithmetic, algebra and geometry being
natural and samolifyinff instruction.
The dimensional and menauratlonal
study lessens the usual tendency of
arithmetic to produce sordid charac
ters, and for that reason an effort will
be made to introduce the work more
and more in the primary grades. The
study of the undivided solid as worked
out in the Chicago schools is commend
ed qualifledly.
The board has decided that in build
ings of more than nine rooms, the prin
cipal shall take charge of a room, and
the responsibility for supervision of the
work in the school is to be thrown on
an additional supervisor. This it is
believed will prove economical, and the
fact that the principals are expert
teachers and that their teaching abili
ties will be utilized, will, it is thought,
HOW IS Dr - Mobbs UWe Llyer Pirn
■• Www I W act gently yet promptly on the Liver,
VmiD Stomach and Bowels. They dispel
I UUII Sick Headache*, Fevers and Colds;
a glljrn A cleanse the system thoroughly cure
LlffcK B Habitual Constipation. They are
•ngar-coat«d, don't gripe, and very
itmali bnt greet in results. Recommended by phy
sicians and druggists, to cent* « vial.
Hobb« n«m«dy Co., Chtegg* and S*n Fraadsc*.
UOWAKB TO tfilKUtyXYS? Dr Hobbs Spexa
jrue JEida«y KUs wlii cure tb«m, BQoewttabex
Jnerpse the efflelener »4 tha, seheel
" **ih e fiepartinent of penmanship Mr,
Bond haS iiiaclo rqtpid jjrogress Itl the
ihntreiibetlem. bt the Vertical s^atetri.
The Improvement In tfeg Writing b{ the
bhlldren is aeeafinted a great tribute
td thei? eea^an4,the simnlieh* t»! the
system; The siazwrihWtorf, however,
thmbtd thj frledam el trying ta teach
f I** the. firet &*&& Fine writing tot
Httle children may be ebjeeted fo en
.MijrslqlogleaLgroiuide.with. reasen. and
he believes tSat bettei 1 results will Ulti
mately be obtained W the pQatpene
ment ef that etady, Fei 1 that reason,
blackboard writing w j t h the full arm
movement will be extended next yea*
to the e*eliMften SB far as possible at
the Use c€ tfoenpn.
In drawing the improvement on the
future Will be ©empletter deveiipment
ef meehanieal drawing in eonneetion
with manual trfeirfing.
the manual training work has gone
on emeethly and satisfactorily, bttf tot
full Juetiee it should haye 1 twioe the
teaching farce and twioe the time that
it hew hhR, ' Next year it is hoped to
be able to jextend the work into the
first three years so that there shall
be no break from the kindergarten to
thp high sohool.
Th« tnaln improvement in music has
been in the line of deflnlteness of sys
tem. This department has been enliv
ened during the recent months by the
special singing in preparation for the
Gh A. ft. encampment, which has con
vinced all hearers of the value of music
to the schools as well as the efficiency
of the instruction.
Mr, 0. «F. Herrmann's work in phy
sical, culture is pronounced full of vigor
and inspiration, and the schools are
congratulated upon his rentention.
Hupt. Gilbert says that while the value
of supervisors to the schools has been
questioned, he believes that no single
expenditure of money has resulted in
greater gain than that made in support
of the two supervisors, Mlae Brooks and
Mrs. Place. Principals are busy people
with many duties and it 1b impossible
for them all to be educational experts.
In addition to their work, the system
needs the entire and close attention of
those whose fluty it is to continually
study school philosophy and search for
the best things.
As. to tiie high schools, the superin
tendent chronicles the growth of the
mechanic arts high school and the com
pletion of the junior year in the Cleve
land and Humboldt schools. It is the
intention to maintain there the same
degree of scholarship maintained in the
-central. The. mechanic arts high school
has just graduated its first class, and
the superintendent believes that as the
time goes on t . and. the public, becomes
familiar with its \york, schools of this
sort will become more popular and
The efficiency of the central high
school is shown by the success of Its
graduates in college and business. The
plan, of ..correlation has been but par
tially developed,- but the superintendent
is still convinced tjiat it is illogical to
train children philosophically in the
lower grades and then suddenly sub
stitute in the high school form for con
tent. Especially (Joes the work In ele
mentary English need modification.
The fine facilities for the teaching of
literature, history and science in the
high schools, and the amount of time
and knowledge devoted to these sub
jects furnish the best of opportunities
for correlation, and it will be the super
intendent's endeavor to see that some
thing of this done another year.
The reading matter for the children
will be selected with great care and
will be germane to the work of the pu
pils. It will also be endeavored to
avoid the repetition of work in the
grammar and high school grades.
There has been no material change
in the teachers' training school during
the year save some enlargement of the
plan to use the pupil teachers in the
other schools and give them the advan
tages of practical 'work in surroundings
similar to those they will' meet when
they *egin teaching for themselves.
Systematis child study has also been
carried on in this school in a very ra
tional and practical way. The demand
for teachers has been so great .that the
graduates have been given places as
rapidly as they, have finished their
course. There have been fewer changes
among the kindergartners," and some of
the graduates in that course are still
waiting for appointment*. The super
intendent regrets that the school could
not have' been transferred to a larger
building which would furnish greater
opportunities for observation and prac
Appropriate mention is made of the
death of two members of the teaching
staff, Misses. Esther Hall and Emma
C. Shanley.
The lack of school accommodations
has only been partially relieved, and
•tiiere ts still needed .some relief for the
Sibley and Van Buren in the Second
ward, for the Irving in the Seventh,
and- for .the Jackson and Gorman tn
the Eighth. %ul)9i
The- statistical report is as follows:
Total enrollment, day schools, 22,326;
night schools, I^32*; 'day and night, 23,
--650; average attendance in day schools,
17,157; number;' of ;! teachers, day and
night. 557; aver&ge monthly enrollment,
19,202. :
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mare: vakhkks comes.
Another Party limpet-t the State Ex
pr>rlin>ntal Farm.
. A party of .200 iarmjsrs from Klttson. Ste
vens and Douglass counties spent yesterday
at the state experfmestal farm as the guests
of James J. Hill, who has brought other par
ties from various parts r ot the state already
this summer. The experimental station was
inspected by the visitors, who were also en
tertained by addresses by Mr. Hill, and by
Profs. Gree, Hays and Haecker, ef the uni
versity. This morning the party will visit
the harvester works, and this afternoon the
stockyards at South St. Paul, returning at
4:30, that they may witness an. exhibition run
of the local fire deparment, which Chief
Jackson has consented to give at the sugges
tion of President Tanish. of the Commercial
club. This will! occur at 5 o'clock, in. the
vicinity of fire headquarters.
Some New Speakers Come to the
Hamllne Camp.
The Northwestern camp meeting is still
moving along finely, add those attending are
enjoying the beautiful summer. Yesterday
the children's lyceum was called to order
at 9 a. m , and the classes grow in numbers
an* interest. At 16:30 a. m., the conference
was called to order by E. Andrus Titus, and
the question of "Development of Medium
ship", made the topic of the hour. At
2;SO Mrs. Leo F. Prior, ef Oregon, gave
her farewell lecture, although she will give
platform tests this afternoon, following the
lecture of Mr. Titus; who will deliver a
iecture at -2:30 p.* m. In the evening at 8
o'clock all the mediums will give a public
test seance in the large pavilion for the bene
fit of the mediums' fund of the National
Spiritual association at Washington D. C
Saturday, July 4, Tfin. Cora L. V. Richmond
of Chicago, will be at the camp to remain
two we«lu, and .delivers her first lecture
at 2:30 p. m. on ttie Fffurth of July.
General Land OSm Makes a Ruling
of ' Interest.
Capt Charles J. Ste«s, of this tity. is tn
receipt of a letter from Congressman Kiefer
Inclosing a ruling of Acting Commissioner
Best, of the general land office, which is of
interest to all veterans. Capt. Stees asked
the following questions:
"Can a soldier transfer his right to a
claim for 160 acres to another?"
"Can he transfer his right to his home
stead to another?"
"Can a soldier's widow put la a claim
for a homestead?"
The first two questions are answered that
the soldier can transfer his property after
he has proved up. but he cannot transfer
his rights before having done that himself.
The widow of a deceased soldier may Initiate
such a claim, howe-far, or if her deceased
husband had made an entry, she succeeds
to his rights as to proving up, etc., enjoying
all the benefits as he might nave done had
he lived, without preventing her from mak
ing a homestead entry in her own right,
undef th« conditions of Uis gvoeral land
rajt alono -niini of a moving
vßsuatur and im.i \cii;o
Hoy* Who Witnessed the Trn K edy
Tell How Ther Think It
John H. Koch, formerly a boot and
shoe merchant of this city, put a tragic
end to hiß life shortly before noon yes
terday by deliberately throwing himself
beneath the wheels of a proving freight
train In the Omaha yards at the foot of
John street. Death was instantaneous,
the wheels of three cars passing over
the neck of the desperate man and
completely severing the head from the
body. The deed of self destruction was
witnessed by three young boys who,
when they realized that a human be
ing was being killed before their eyes,
shouted to the brakeman on top of the
cars that a man had been run over
and the train was at once brought to
a standstill. The crew hurried to about
the middle of the train and were met
by a horrifying sight. Under the box
of one of the cars lay the decapitated
body of a well dressed man. A few
feet from the trunk was the dismem
bered head while a portion of one hand
had also been cut from the wrist. The
train was held and Coroner Whitcomb
immediately summoned to the scene.
In the pocke-^Jj^the dead mans coat
was found a nß^ex wallet containing
several business cards bearing the
name of J. H. Koch, dealer in boots
and shoes, 274 East Seventh street,
and a check endorsed by the same
name. Inquiry on the part of the cor
oner 16cated a brother-in-law of the
dead man named W. E. Buschmann,
residing at 850 Beech street. The dead
man was 40 years old and leaves a
wife and four children, the oldest of
whom is 12 years.
In speaking to a reporter for the
Q1 o b eof the death of his brother-in
law Mr. Buschmann stated that he was
thoroughly convinced that it was a
case of suicide and while so desperate
a course on the part of his relative
had not been expected, he had been
suffering from mental trouble for the
last year which undoubtedly led to his
taking his own life.
"Until a little over a year ago," said
Mr. Buschmann, "my brother-in-law
was engaged in a prosperous shoe
business at the corner of Seventh and
Rosabel streets. Some fourteen months
since, however, he was forced to make
an assignment and go out of business.
This misfortune preyed upon his mind
night and day and finally resulted in
insomonia. Two months ago his wife
persuaded him to consult a physician
and he has been under the care of a
doctor ever since, though we were as
sured that his malady was not of a
dangerous nature and consequently we
never anticipated any such sudden or
desperate action.
"Yesterday morning Mr. Koch came
to my house about 10 o'clock and we
had a most pleasant talk, when he left
to go to his own home, at 859 Francis
Btreet. He went home, directly but did
not remain any length of time, telling
his wife and children that he was going
down town. Nothing in his demeanor
Indicated that he contemplated taking
his life when he left home and as he
went down the street he playfully wav
ed his hand to his oldest daughter,
and to her inquiry of when he would
return, said in a little while. This is
the last that his family heard of him
alive. Mr. Koch was a very strong
minded, determined man and in my
opinion decided to kill himself on the
spur of the moment and as suddenly
carried out his purpose. The only
cause I can assign for the act is that
he became utterly discouraged over his
failure and subsequent inability to pro
cure employment, and in a moment of
desperation determined to end his
troubles by suicide."
The story told by Mr. Buschmann is
substantiated by the boys who wit
nessed the affair. Arthur Weilde, liv
ing at 896 Hastinge avenue, George
Maloy, living at 655 Plum street and
Kuno Rink, residing at 894 Hastings
avenue, had been down town on an er
rand and had reached the corner of
John and Third streets on their way
home, when they stopped to watch a
freight train pulling out from beside
the Omaha freight house. As the train
started to move Weilde says he and his
companions saw a man who had been
standing near the corner of the freight
house run along side of the cars as
though intending to jump aboard.
The man was Koch and he apparently
wanted to reach a point near
er the head of the train as he passed
several cars of the slowly moving train
and ran toward the engine. At about
the middle of the train he suddenly
plunged under the car trucks head
first, and according to one of the wit
nesses, deliberately lay his head across
the rails. A brakeman on the rear car
of the train had also seen Koch run
ning along beside the train, but on ac
count of his position did not see him
when he jumped between the cars.
When the boys called to him what had
occurred he signalled the train to a
standstill, and hurrying to the forward
cars found the mangled body of the
suicide laying across the track.
The engineer of the train informed
Coroner Whitcomb that he had noticed
Koch standing near the freight house
for some little time before his train
pulled out and also saw him start to
ward the cars, he thought, only with
the intention of securing a ride.
Mrs. Koch, who was informed of her
husband's death by her brother, Mr.
Buschmann, was overcome with grief
and as she is a delicate woman it is
feared the shock may result seriously.
The funeral will take place from the
undertaking rooms of Thaung aud
Jacobson, 328 East Seventh street, to
morrow morning at 10 o'clock.
Had a Great Day at Lake Bllnme
Through the courtesy of Postmaster Cas- !
tie, the St. Paul letter carriers put asido their
sacks yesterday afternoon, acd betook them
selves to Roswell Park, at Mfnnetonka, ac
companied by the postoffice band, their •wives,
sweethearts and enough friends to fl!l nearly
a score of coaches which made up the Mil
waukee train which pulled out of the union
depot at 1:46. A second extra train, vrhieh
left in the early evening, was nearl? as well
filled. It was the fifth annual outing for
Uncle Sam's faithful grey-coated servants
in St. Paul, and the event will remain long is
the memory of those who were on hand.
Everything seemed to favor the postmen;
the weather was ideal, the ioctilon mcci ap
propriate, and the crowd thoroughly co&
--genlal and good natured. And then there me.
the band. From the bass born to the drat
cornet every man Jack of the bssd was *
postoffice attache, and maybe the curlers
didn't swell with pride when the -boy* guvtj
out the martial strains of a two-step or the
rhythmic bars of a waltz for tfc«! dasher*.
Capt. Castle was very much in evidmee.
as was also veteran Capt. HanUcr*. auyeria
teadent ot tb» carrton. Wk« 0m Sni mm-
There Is a Great Sale of
Men's Suits
This Week at
j- lgglßll wraJ*£S
A $15 Suit for $10,
, and $20 Suit for $15.
Look For The Big Signs.
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Look For The Big Signs.
cial landed at the picturesque lake point,
baskets and people were unloaded, and when
the picnickers were assembled In the grove
Capt. Castle made a brief talk, the substance
of which was that to his men was due the
credit of the unusual excellence attained by
the St. Paul postofflce, in which there is
rarely a complaint lodged for many thousands
of letters delivered. The captain modestly
said he had served his full term of office,
and hardly expected to be with his faithful
workers much longer. The orchestra attuned
He instruments, and in no time the pleasure
seekers were dancing on the spacious pavil
ion. Some wont out on the placid lake.while
not a few went in bathing.
Everybody watched the athletic events,
which were very interesting and closely con
tested. The details of the day's fun were
entrusted to ten different committees, and
the fact that not a hitch occurred to mar the
pleasure Is the best evidence that they did
their work well.
The athletic events were as follows:
Bicycle race— John Clark, James Forest.
100 yard dash— J. P. Brennan, F. C. Kin
Quoit contest— Daniel Boyle.
Married ladies' race— Mrs. E. T. Light
bourn, Mrs. L. J. Pierce.
High jump— R. J. McCormack, John J.
Broad jump— J. P. Brennan, John J. Luby.
Hurdle race— J, P. Brennan, R. J. McCor
Swimming race— James Quinn, E. T. Light
Ladies' rowing race — Mrs. .F. GL KinM^.
Mrs. J. P. Maley. • • *rVI
Men's rowing race— Ed. Clearman, / F." 7 Cj
Men's double rowing race — A. J. Rock and
James Norris; M. A. Conroy and R. J. Mc-
Stationary Engineers' Association
Applaud the .Yew Scheme.
St. Paul branch of the National Associa
tion of Stationary Engineers held the third
and last of their series of open meetings at
their hall in Central block last night. Some
one hundred and fifty engineers of St. Paul
listened to several interesting lectures. T.
W. Hugo, state deputy president of the N.
A. S. E., lectured on general engineering
and why the engineer should be a stronger
factor than he is in all local political af
fairs. His reference during his lecture to
the subject of better license laws for the
engineer was warmly received and applauded.
Brother Hugo was voted the star performer
of the evening, and tho best state deputy
the organization haa had in its fifteen years
of progress. The lectures of W. M. Page and
Charles L. Pillsbury, of Minneapolis, were of
great interest to the large number of en
gineers present, and especially was this so
of Mr. Pillsbury's lecture on electricity, and
why the engineer should study it. A feature
of the meeting was the remarkable playing
of Master Garnet Anderson on the piano.
He played three numbers, all of which were
rendered in a most remarkable manner for
a boy of his years, he being only nine years
old. He is a son of A. Anderson, of Jay
street. After the meeting closed, an ex
cellent lunch was served in the dining room,
at which several informal speeches were
made. John V. McCarthy had charge of this
part of the programme, and it was well ar
ranged. This is the close of the present
series of open meetings, but the engineers
will continue to hold their regular meetings
through the summer. At the next regular
meeting of the association in Central -block
on July 7 a class of twenty-five engineers
of the city will be initiated. This promises
to be the banner regular meeting of the
local association of stationary engineers.
Plgott and Mnrnune Fined.
Charles E. Pigott and M. R. Murnane each
paid a fine of $20 in the U. S. district court
yesterday. They pleaded guilty to sending
illegal comment through the mails on postal
A Farmer Loses Heavily by a Mon
day Fire.
James Cashman, a farmer living near Car
nelian lake, lost nearly all Ills farm build
ings, Including barn, machinery shed, corn
crib and granary, and their contests, by flro
Monday night. The loss will amount to
nearly $1,500, partially covered by Icsuranco
of $7CO. Mr. Cashraaa stated that he believed
the fire to be of incendiary origin, and sus
pects a tramp whom be had refuhed permis
sion to sioep In the barn lhaf evening.
Th« Staples-Atka mill ccromenctd cay/ing
yesterday, tho lumber btiug piled in the new
yard-3 north of the mill.
Prison Manager F. W. Temple was a vis
itor at the prison yesterday.
City Treaeurtr Hospes yesterday received I
127,833 .12 from tho county auditor, tbia being
the city's share of tho Juno api^rtlcnasent.
Tho loc«:l divirlcn of Hibernians and Daugh
ters cf Erin have decided to picnic at White
Bear July Fourth.
David Tozer left last evening on a trip to
▼UaU? dcblutins ho. I it rot>:e<? of half its
lenors if jou keep rour blood pure by tafeinn
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