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H You See it in Our Ad. It's to Be Had.
Does the sound "made to order"
feast the ear, or are you really hard
to fit? May be, but we know from
experience that there's a fascina
tion about the tape-line few men
can resist. Its hypnotizing influ
ence is felt first in the chest — here
you swell with pride as the line is
drawn snugly 'round your manly
form. Then, too, the little sugges
tions from the tailor as to how
you'd like your vest wins your ad
miration. Then the trousers —
here's where his $35 smile broadens
into a chuckle. "How do you like
them— small at the bottom?" he inquires. Then the
postal he's going to send, notifying you when to call
and "try on" before finished, carries with it a dignity
worth every cent of $35. Why— pay— his— prices? We
do all this for just half. See us. Umbrellas, $1 to $7.
MachintoeVies. $5 to $20. Trousers, all-wool, $2 to $6.
Drop in today— any day. Yo ont be importuned to buy.
Bowlby & Co. ... sT) , ■ Agents tor (j
Sixth and MtA^Tt-, Knox
H. A. Harrison was fined $5 in the munici
pal court yesterday on the charge of violating
the bicycle ordinance.
A competitive prize cake walk will be
fclven Thursday and Friday evenings at the
Metropolitan, ln conjunction with Primrose &
Wests minstrels.
The school board will meet this afternoon.
Andy Call is back at his old place as police
man in the union depot. Call, for the past
two months, has been at home ill.
Mr. F. M. Shepard. president of the Good
year Rubber company, who have a branch
6t>re in this city, was unanimously elected
president of the United States Rubber com
pany at the meeting of its board of directors
In New York.
The report of the city hospital for the month
of May gives the following figures: Number
of inmates May 1, 126; admitted during the
month, 99; number of patients treated, 231;
discharged, 116; births, 6; deaths, 11; number
of patients in hospital June 1. 104.
Among the events planned for the evening's
entertainment for state fair visitors will be a
gorgeous Venetian water festival at Lake
Como. All the boats upon the lakes will be
decorated and illuminated, colored lights will
tie arranged about the shores, and music will
combine with fire works.
Diphtheria is reported at 452 Carroll street.
The meeting to make arrangements for
the lecture by John G. Woolley, which has
beea announced to take place at 30 East
Fourth st, will be held at the Y. M. C. A.
rooms, 7-"> West Seventh street, Thursday
evening. Pastors and members of all tem
perance organizations and of Christian young
people's societies are invited.
>1 id-June to Micl-SeptemHer.
Service of Northera steamships
North West and North Land from Du
luth to the Son, Detroit, Cleveland and
Buffalo. First sailing June 15th, and
regularly thereafter on Tuesdays and
1 tys. Eastern Minnesota trains
J. P. Cobb, of Detroit, is at the Ryan.
S. Strauss, of Albert Lea, is at the Ryan.
c. li. Connor, of Grand Forks, is at the
1). Farrich, of Sherburne, ls at the Mer
chants, i
Dr. C. A. Detts, of Dallas, Tex., is at the
A. B, Welliner, of Dickinson, is at the
William Perkins, of Bismarck, was at the
Merchants yesterday.
J. Armstrong and daughter, of Medicine
Hat. were at the Merchants.
Geo. H. Cook, of Rochester, and A. A. Love,
of Breckenridge, are guests at the Metropoli
R. A. Angus, C. A. Williams and J. H.
Glass, of Fergus Falls, were at the Merchants
Rev. Thos. K. Allen, of La Crosse, and W.
E. Coe are Metropolitan guests from down
river joints.
George H. Torgeson and F. W. Stevens, of
Superior, and Alex. Stewart and family, of
West Du'.uth, are guests at the Metropolitan.
Imperial Council,
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, will hold
their annual meeting at Detroit, Mich.,
June 7-10 next. One fare for the round
trip via the Chicago Great Western rail
way. For particulars apply to C. E.
Robb. City Ticket Agent, sth and Rob
ert Sts.
I.iiil.li;.s> Permit*).
The following building permits were issued
J. H. .Quinn.- addition to dwelling. Uni
versity avenue, between Arundel and
Western $1,000
Twelve minor permits 3,350
Thirteen permits. Total $4,350
Use the Long Distance Telephone to Minne
sota. No. and So. Dakota cities and towns.
■a——^—^— — -»— -- _-—_-—»_, _-_-_» _-_-_-__-_-_-_-»-_
J& H ■
of our best Granulated Sugar
for One Dollar to every pur
chaser of goods to the amount
of six dollars. Or else
for Fifty Cents to every pur
chaser of goods to the amount
of three doll*«-s.
Dorft miss this opportune
offer if you are wanting the
best groceries in the market
for the smallest amount of
Seventh and Wabasha.
xial msi.\i_ss hbettmq
H. L. MOM Reads Some Reminis
cruct'H of the Old Duy*., and W.
P. Murray Tells Stories.
The Old Settlers* association held its
annual business meeting and banquet
yesterday with its ranks thinned out
just a little since last year. Over thir
ty of the valiant old gentlemen, who
were the bone and sinew of the infaru
state, having necessarily attained their
majority prior to '49, when there was
naught but a struggling territory,
gathered in the rooms of the State
Historical society to elect new officers
and transact such other business as
there might be. President A. H. Cav
ender, of this city, probably the eldest
member living, filled the chair. Chair
man George L. Becker, of the obituary
committee, reported that six members
had passed away since last June; viz.:
Gen. R. W. Johnson, C. P. V. Lull and
Anthony YCerg, of St. Paul; John S.
1 Proctor and Sylvanius Trask, of Still
water, and Capt. B, D. Loomis,- ol th*
soldiers' home.
It was a curious fact that during the
years 1893-4-5 there were seven deaths
in each year, While in 1896 and last
year there were six deaths for each
Nathan Brown, hailing from Clinton
county, N. V., in 1847, was admitted to
membership in the association. Mr.
Brown lives in Dakota, Winona coun
ty, and traded with the Winnebago
Indians at that point many years ago.
This was the first time in many years
he had been in St. Paul.
Those who were present and an
swered to the roll call were as follows:
A. H. Cavender, St. Paul; A. L. Larpen
teur, St. Paul; J. C. Terry, St. Paul; J. N.
Goodhue, Minneapolis; W. P. Murray, St.
Paul; S. P. Folsom, St. Paul; George L.
Becker, St. Paul; Mahlon Black, Minneapolis;
Robert Hastey, Minneapolis; Edgar Folsom,
Minneapolis; J. D. Ludden, St. Paul; W. H.
Tinker, St. Paul; H. L. Moss, St. Paul; E. W.
Durant, Stillwater; Jeremiah Mahoney, Fort
Snelling; Lorenzo Hoyt, Hamline. George
Horns, Minneapolis; Jesse Pcmroy, St. Paul;
John Kingston, Minneapolis; Socrates Thomp
son, Moundsview; Fred Oliver, St. Paul; E.
Y. Shelley, St. Paul; E. H. Whitaker. Point
Douglas, Mgr. A. Ravoux, John Rogers,
Joseph Guion, Alex Ramsey, D. A. J. Baker,
St. Paul; W. H. C. Folsom, Taylor's Falls;
Nathan Myrick, B. F. Irvine, St. Paul.
The committee named a year ago to
report on the matter of so amending
the by-laws as to admit women t?j
membership in the association reported
against such a change, and their report
was adopted by the whole. When
this matter had been disposed of the
election of officers was proceeded with
and resulted in the selection of Capt.
E. W. Durant, of Stillwater, as presi
The other officers are as follows:
Robert Hastey, of Minneapolis, first
vice president; E. W. Whitaker, of
Point Douglas, second vice president;
A. L. Larpenteur, St. Paul, was re
elected secretary; Capt. Russell Blake
ly, of St. Paul, was re-elected treasur
er, and J. B. Chancy, of St. Paul, was
re-elected corresponding secretary.
President Durant named the following
committees: Executive, Messrs. J. D.
Ludden, Russell Blakely, ex-Gov. Al
exander Ramsey and H. L. Moss, of
St. Paul, and Mahlon Black, of Minne
apolis; obituary, Messrs. J. D. Ludden,
B. W. Brunson, J. K. Humphrey, Lo
renzo Hoyt and Charles D. Elf el t.
With the ending of the business the
score or more of old settlers adjourned
to the Merchants,' where Mine Host
Allen had spread for them a substan
tial repast, Which, if X did not contain
pemmioan, muskrats and buffalo meat,
still was thoroughly discussed and
much enjoyed. President Durant oc
cupied the chair at the head of the ta
ble, and on either side of him^sat ex-
Gov. Ramsey and H. L. Moss, of St.
All formality in serving the substan
tial and delicacies on the menu was
dispensed with, and when the coffee
and cigars were reached Capt. Durant
in a brief speech, spoke of the honor
which had been placed at his disposal
in being made the head of such an hon
ored association for the coming year.
He alluded to some of the many cred
itable deeds done by the sturdy begin
ners of the state's development, and
gave it as his opinion that no state in
the Union had a more enviable record
in the annals of the country than did
Minnesota, both in military and civil
matters. It was the great gateway be
tween the Atlantic and Pacific, and its
greatness was due almost wholly to
the efforts of the old settlers. Most
of the members were old and gray, but
they might all look back with pride
to the modest efforts which had been
the start for such great things. The
future depended on their sons and
grandsons. Gov. Ramsey modestly
asked to be excused from making any
extended remarks, and called upon
■William Pitt Murray, the old settlers'
funny man. Mr. Murray, true to his
title, made a funny speech, in which
he found time to read from clippings
bearing on the record and action of
some of the pioneers.
Col. Alvaren Allen told in a few words
something of the thrilling adventure
he went through ln his efforts to reach
Port Snelling from Mankato, where the
Indians had threatened to massacre
the white people. H. L. Moss, of St.
Paul, read the paper of the day, and
for perhaps an hour the diners listened
to the graphic recital of some of the
many events which recalled memories
of the time gone by. At the sugges
tion of Gov. Ramsey the paper will
be read at the next meeting of the
state historical society. It was sub
stantially as follows:
Mr. President and Fellow Members of the
Old Settlers' Association: It gives me great
pleasure to greet you once more on the annual
recurrence of the day when Minnesota be
came known to the world as an organized
government under the laws of the federal
union. The chairman of your executive com
mittee, who, from the day that he assumed
to exercise authority over the new territory
forty-eight years ago till the present Urns,
has ever been active in keeping alive mem
ories of the days of our beginning and the
development of the new territory and future
state, has asked me to present a brief review
of the events which preceded the organiza
tion of the territory and of the men who
were active in its perfection. It will, I
think, not be considered out of place for the
"old settlers of Minnesota," at their annual
meeting to have memories revived and re
freshed concerning those that were once their
associates and companions ln the adventures
in early history In the struggles of a pioneer
life. Some of them still remain with us,
while many others are on the roll of those
departed. What can be more appropriate than
to mingle in memory with those that are
charter members of our organization, which
had its foundation in the events of the year
1847. Among our members are those that
were prominent and active in 1847 ln the
movement which resulted ln laying the foun
dations of future Minnesota. The events of
that year are so intimately associated with
the culminating period of 1849, the year of
our territorial birth, that the purpose of
this sketch would be an incomplete record did
it not refer to those who were prominent in
the first-named year.
The location of St. Paul was government
land, a rough, broken country, comprising
tamarac swamps, sand hills, rock ravines,
quagmires, trees and bushes and sloughs,
t;>e abode of muskrats and other aquatic
animals. A portion of about ninety acres
was that part of the city lying between Sev
enth street to the river, extending from
Seven Corners to Sibley street, and was
occupied by squatters, who had a law unto
themselves whi> h recognized the rights and
claims of settleis as sacred and as effective
as under a patent from the United States
government. Mr. Moss, in referring to the
sturdy pioneers of these days, first mentioned
Henry Jackson, who found shelter in the
Saintly City with his family as far back as
June 30. 1842. Mr. Moss told, in interesting
fashion, of his building a rude log cabin on
the site of the prestnt St. Paul Fire and
Marine building, where he traded with the
Indians and also "kept tavern." Henry Jack
son was, in his day, a legislator, justice of
the peace, merchant and hotel keeper. On
April 7, 1846, the postoffice of St. Paul was es
tablished, and Mr. Jackson was made the
first postmaster. There were within the lim
its of the present state of Minnesota but two
postofsi.es— at Point Douglas, then called Lake
St. Croix pestefflce, and the other Stillwater.
Jacob W. Bass was the next settler
referred to. He came from Vermont
and soon after his arrival in St. Paul
leased the building at Third and Jack
son streets, the history of which from
that to the present time is a part of
the history of St. Paul. This is 'the Mer
chants' hotel.' In the early part of
1847 Simeon P. Folsom bought the prop
erty and made some improvements on
the tavern till about November, when
he leased it to Mr. Bass for a hotel at a
rental of $10 a month. It was called
the St. Paul house, and conducted by
Mr. Bass as a hotel till the spring of
1852, he having for two years kept the
postoffice in it. He was made post
master in 1849, and in March, 1853, was
succeeded by William H. Forbes. From
the time he left the Merchants' hotel
until his death, Mr. Bass was engaged
In active business and was prominent
in all matters pertaining to the growth
of the city. He died in 1889 and is sur
vived by Mrs. Bass. Mr. Moss, in hi 3
record, next speaks of William H.
Forbes, who came to St. Paul and took
charge of tibe business of the Ameri
can Fur company under the name of
the St. Paul Outfit, in 1837. For some .
years he was a clerk for Gen. H. H.
Sibley. He was one of the proprietor;?
-of the original, survey of the plat of
St. Paul proper. He was a member of
the first- territorial council. He was
postmaster of St. Paul and later be
came associated with N. W. Kittson
in the fur trading business in the
Northwest. He held prominent posi
tions in the military service of the
government during the Sioux wars and
in the campaign of the Rebellipn. In
the same manner Mr. Moss told, in a
manner which thoroughly entertained
the old settlers, something of such
prominent early settlers as James M.
Boal, Dr. J. J. Dewey, William R.
Marshall, David Olmsted, Morton S.
Wilkinson. Jeremiah Wilson, Sylvanius
Trask, Joseph N. Furber, James S. Nor
ris, Lorenzo A. Babcock, Gideon H.
Pond, David E. Loomis, Parsons K.
Johnson, Benjamin W. Brunson. In
referring to these iast named gentle
men, Mr. Moss explained that ther*
are only four old settlers living who
were members of the first legislature.
Two of these were residents of St.
Paul in 1847; Parsons K. Johnson, who
made his name memorable as being
an assistant in organizing the first
Sunday school in St. Paul, being as
sisted by Benjamin W. Brunson, an
other old settler. These two young
men, with kindly feelings and worthy
motives, tendered their services to Miss
Harriet E. Bishop, who had just ar
rived in St. Paul, in her effort to start
a Sunday school'for the religious in
struction of the children of the em
bryonic city. Seven children gathered
in a small log cabin. Some spoke only
English, others understood only French,
while the balance could only express
themselves in the Sioux. From this
modest beginning Miss Bishop main
tained, until her death, a few years
ago, a faithful effort in the direction
of Sunday school work, and there has
resulted from the little log cabin of
fifty years ago the Sunday school of
the First Baptist church, of this city.
The other two living members of the
legislature are Henry N. Setzer, who
came from the district composed of
Marine Mills and other precincts by the
St. Croix river, and Mahlon Black,
from the Stillwater district. Mr. Moss
disclaimed any intention to write ante
obituary stories of these two men, and
left it for them to tell how they fought,
bled, but did not die, under the flag of
their country, but still survive as spec,
imens of the men who laid the founda
tion for this prosperous state.
In conclusion, Mr. Moss, in his remin
iscences, briefly noted some of the in
teresting characters who sat about the
festal board with him. His genial
friend, Simeon P. Folson, he said, he
could consistently eulogize, were it not
for the fact that he still were alive.
He spoke of the cheer and comfort
Mr. Folsom had extended to the pion
eers of '47 and '48, and said there was
still an opportunity for him to add to
his illustrious record. "It would be un
pardonable," he said, "if we fall to
mention the name of William P. Mur
ray, the comedian of the old settlers,
whose ability to make a good story
from nothing is unequaled by any of
Warm Weather
Weakness is quickly overcome by the
toning- and blood-enriching- qualities
of Hood's Sarsaparilla. This great
medicine dispels that tired feeling and
cures sick
Weakness ZZT Debility
and all diseases originating in or pro
moted by impure blood. It creates an
appetite, tones the stomach, strength
ens and sustains the nerves and builds
up the whole system. Remember
Hood's s ».
Is the Best— the One True Blood Purifier.
Sold bjr all druggists, fI, six for $3.
Hf&Ofl's Pillc cure LiTef ttu *; easy to
,M>VU a rin» uke, ea§y w operate. 23c.
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his associates. He narrowly escaped
being left out of the old settler
column, and If the lingering days of
December, '49 had been shorter, Mr.
Murray would have been left ln the
snow banks between the Chip
pewa and Black rivers in Wis
consin, when the. sunlight of January,
1850 burst forth from behind the
Concerning John Pa Ludden, who
comes from the St. Croix valley, the
historian has the following comment:
"He claims 1845 as the date of his
birth, and his llfe^n Minnesota since
then is a summary pf good deeds and
wise councils and^very 'movement for
the development of tire prosperity ol
the state."
Mr. Moss regretted that Capt. Ru«
sel Blakely was detained elsewhere
and could not. attend trie meeting. For
twenty years, he explained, after the
organization of the territory, Capt
Blakely was instrumental ln bringing
thousands and thousands of the early
citizens into the r state'.' Steamboats,
Concord " coaches, mud-wagons and
other vehicles were pressed into the
service for that purpose. Little good
of him could be added to the encom
iums which have been extended to him
during the time he has been an honor
ed resident of the North Star state.
Near the end. in speaking of Gov.
Alexander Ramsey, who injected vital
ity into the frame work of Minnesota,
under the inspiration and sign manual
of President Zachary Taylor and Sec
retary Daniel Webster. Mr. Moss de
clared that he was at a loss for ade
quate expression. The doughty war
-governor had twenty years before
made his pre-emption claim upon the
last banquet plate and stands ready to
make good that claim against any
member who shall venture to contest
Here Is Mr. Moss* concluding chap
"As to your humble servant, he
yields to none in having higher esteem
and sincere respect for the old settlers
and hearty greetings to our friends of
the St. Croix Valley. He still retains
the youthful feeling's of 1848, when he
first trod the soil of Minnesota, and
stands ready today to accept the
wager of a foot race against any old
settler bicycle scorcher."
Re Is Chosen Market Master by the
Joint Council.
The election of a' market master caused
considerable ill feeling at the annual meet
ing of the common council yesterday. At a
caucus held Thursday' last at the mayor's of
fice, John T. Duffy, after innumerable ballots,
was chosen as th 6 oa»cus candidate for mar
ket master. This did not suit the views of
a number of the members of the council, who
ur^ed the retention oT L. A. Webster, the
present market mastei.. A deal of quiet mis
sionary work had been done since the ad
journment of the catfeus in the interests of
Webster, and it was rumored that an attempt
would be made to break the caucus. The
friends of Webster Were," however, unable
to secure the necessary number of votes to
beat Duffy, although a strong effort was
made to do so. There were eighteen mem
bers present when City Clerk Jensen called
the body to order, and a roll call showed the
absentees to be Messrs. Albrecht and Dix. of
the assembly. Mr. Arosin nominated "the
venerable president, Timothy Reardon, for the
position." The clerk was directed to cast
the ballot for Mr. Reardon, and this formal
ity having been done), Mr. Reardon thanked
the members for thf honor conferred, and
asked for the disposition of other business.
Mr. Daly offered a resolution to the effect
that J. T. Duffy be elected as market mas
ter for the ensuing year. Mr. Sanborn re
quested that before the resolution was voted
on C. A. Severance, who appeared as an
attorney, be heard. Mr. Craig followed by
offering an amendment .hat the name of L.
A. Webster be inserted in the Daly resolution
instead of John T. Duffy. Mr. Stutzman sec
onded the amendment of Mr. Craig. The point
was made by Mr. Aroß>_n that the amendment
was out of order. The members bad cau
cused, and after seventeen ballots had agre:d
on J. T. Duffy for the place. It was, he
said, very bad grace fer certain members of
the caucus to endeavor, to break the agreed
President Reardon, ln reply to tho point
raised 'by Mr. Arosin,' announced that he
knew of no .parHaruentasy law which wou;ld
prevent peoiple from acting unruly if thoy
wanted to. M A motion w.as made to lay the
amendment "of Mr. Craig on the table. This
was carried by a vote of 11 to 4, those voting
against being Messrs. Craig, Thompson, Bell
and Stutzman.
Attorney Severance, on behalf of L. A. Web
ster, advanced toward the center of the hall,
having a typewritten document in his hand.
He stated he simply desired to present a pe
tition Which—but President Reardon •an
nounced that the gentleman was out of or
der, and unless the members desired he could
not be heard. Mr. Sanborn thought Mr. Sev
erance was entitled to the privilege of the
floor, and while he had no idea that any
statement would change the result, it was
but fair that the attorney be heard. This
was agreed to by the members and
Mr. Severance made his talk. The applica
tion he presented set forth that Mr. Webster
was an o'd soldier, having been a member
of Company F. Forty-eighth Pennsylvania
Volunteers, and, after three years of service,
honorably discharged. The attention of the
council was called by Mr. Severance to a
portion of the statutes which provides that,
things being even, preference should be given
to old soldiers. The cOuncllmen, however,
were not to be thrown down by any such
trifle as this, and the application presented
was ordered received and filed. The motion
to adept the resolution electing J. T. Duffy
was then carried up for- passage. The clerk
commenced the roll call with the board or
aldermen, but was interrupted by Bell, who
inquired why the names of the assemblymen
were not called- first, aa was the usual custom.
The clerk admitted that he nad made a mis
take, and commenced over again. Mr. Craig
said he had introduced the amendment by re
quest, and had no apology to offer for his
action. He had not been present at the cau
cus, but, seeing how the other members felt,
he was in favor of making the election of Mr.
Duffy unanimous. Mr. Thompson explained
that to be honorable be wou'.d be compelled
to vote for Mr. Duffy, but he did not think
his election to the position was for the best
interests of the city. .
\ld. Stutzman gave some statistics to prove
that Mr. Webster collected more rents than
the market master who preceded him, and
said, in the public interests, he was sorry for
the change. In the interests of harmony,
however, he would vote for Mr. Duffy. The
other members voted without any explana
The vote showed that all of the eighteen
members present voted for Duffy.
Theodore Wickersheim was elected as
Janitor at the market house by a unanimous
vote. ' . ...
A resolution electing Assemblymen Kirke
and Reardon and Aid. Kaldunski and Larsen
as members of the board of equalization wag
adopted by a vote of 15 to 3, Messrs. Kirke.
Kaldunski and Larsen, probably from a sense
of modesty, voting against their own appoint
ment. ,
The assembly caucus to select two members
for the board of equalization and abatement
was a short one. But seven members were
present, the absentees being Messrs. Albrecht
and Dix. It was decided there should be a
change in the representatives of the assem
bly ln the board of equalization. Mr. Mabon
proposed the names of Assemblymen Kirke
and Reardon, to succeed Thompson and Al
brecht. The motion carried, the only mem
bers present opposing it being Messrs Thomp
son and Craig.
Nobles of tbe Mystic Shrine.
For the meeting of the Imperial coun
cil at Detroit, Mich., the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul Railway will sell
round trip tickets iat half the regular
fare. Dates of sale Jttrie 6th to 7th,
return limit June 13th.
For tickets and information apply
at City Ticket Office, 365. Robert St.
f» — s — bi —
Seventeen Families Ai*e En Ronte to
the C«pflo n V-
Frank Grygla, traveling immigrant
agent of the Great road, ar
rived In St. Paul yesteifiay from Phil
adelphia, where hei ha* i been for six
weeks in the interests of a Polish
colony. He was accompanied by the
heads of seventeen. fan]ilies, who left
for Hallock this afternoon to Join the
Polish colony there.' ?
No Excess Fare on Lake Shore
Except to New York. Commencing Sun
day, May 30, the excess fare charge
made on the Limited leaving Chicago
at 5:30 p. m., via the Lake Shore &
Michigan Southern Railway, will be
discontinued except to New York City.
On the same date a new westbound
limited train will be placed in seryice,
leaving New York at 5 p. m., arriving
in Chicago at 4 p. m. J. E. Hull, T. P.
A., 131 E. 6th st., St. Paul. Minn. C.
I K. WUtot A- O. P. A., Chicago.
The Fifth Ward Man Is Honored
With a Re-electiotn—Commit
tees Are Named.
The Shepard street railway ordinance,
which had passed the assembly, was
beaten ln the board of aldermen last
night by the narrow margin of one
vote. There was a full attendance of
the members of the board and the vote
on the passage of the ordinance was
8 to 3. President Bigelow announced
that as It required nine votes to pass
the measure it had not been passed.
It was late ln the evening when the
ordinance was reached, and as soon as
the clerk had finished reading it A!d.
Shepard moved that the ordinance be
passed. Aid. Kenny moved a reference
to the committee on streets, which mo
tion was seconded by Aid. Sanborn.
Aid. Shepard said the ordinance had
been duly considered by the mem
bers of the board for several months
ahd he insisted that the measure either
be passed or killed without further
delay. Aid. Donahower said _f Mr.
Kenny could give any good reasons
for wanting the measure referred, he
would like to hear them. In reply Mr.
Kenny said he had been informed
there were several provisions in the
ordinance which were detrimental to
the public Interest. His object in
wanting it referred was to make cer
tain changes, but so far as he was
personally concerned he had made up
his mind and was prepared to vote at
once. The motion to refer taking pre
cedence the roll was called and ref
erence was lost by a vote of 7 to 4.
Those voting for the ordinance being'
sent to the committee were Messrs.
Kenny, Sanborn, Lindahl and Bige
low. The motion to suspend the rules
was carried by a vote of 9 to 2, only
Messrs. Kenny and Sanborn opposing.
The motion to pass the ordinance was
delayed by Aid. Sanborn explaining
that he would vote against the meas
ure. The Seventh ward alderman said
neither the route nor change, in his
judgement, was desirable. The oroposed
route would not be as safe with electric
cars as the present cable line. The
better and safer thing would be ever the
present route with a safety device. He
[ did not think electric cars could be
: operated on Third street and Summit
I avenue owing to the route being
; crooked and in the winter months the
i danger would be greatly increased.
i The best interest of the people, in his
I judgment, would be subserved by not
I passing the measure. Another objec
i tion was that the ordinance did not
j define the location of the tracks en
fSummit avenue. The ohamiber of
j commerce, he stated, preferred the
j present route with a safety device
j rather than the one outlined in the ordi
Aid. Shepard said there was not a
word said about any other route in the
chamber of commerce. In ten other
cities hills much steeper than Third
street were climbed by electric cars.
If any one desired to find flaws in any
ordinance, they could be discovered.
It was a question simply of power to
climb the hill and brakes to stop cars.
On a 16 per cent grade the cars wer.
stopped. Aid. Bell said he was going
to vote for the ordinance because the
people wanted an electric line. In his
opinion, an electric line could not be
operated on the Selby avenue hill. He
did not like the idea of spoiling Sum
mit avenue, but he thought more of
the life and limb of citizens than he
did of the beauty of any street.
The other members made no expla
nation of their votes, the roll call on
the passage showing the following vote:
For — Allard, Bell, Donahower, Kal
dunski, Larsen, Lindahl, Shepard and
Stutzman — 8.
Against — Kenny, Sanborn and Bige
After the president had announced
the ordinance lost, Aid. Shepard had
the vote reconsidered and the ordi
nance laid on the table.
Aid. Bigelow and Aid. Allard were
unanimously re-elected as president
and vice president of the board of al
dermen at the meeting last evening.
Aid. Bigelow on taking the chair
thanked the aldermen for the honor
conferred, and the board at once
plunged into routine business.
The committee on ways and means
submitted an adverse report on the
resolution adopted by the park board
increasing the salary of the park su
perintendent from $1,800 to $2,400 per
year. President Wheelock mtaide a talk
as to the qualifications of the super
intendent, and thought the increase in
salary was a merited one. Mr. San
born said the committee had decided
that the present time was a bad one to
raise the salary of any city employe.
The report of the committee was adopt
ed by a vote of 10 to 1, President Bige
low being the only one voting to in
crease the salary. After the vote had
been announced. President Wheelock
stated that Mr. Nussbaumer had been
offered a larger salary ln another city,
but, out of loyalty to St. Paul, he had
On motion of Aid. Donahower the
vote was reconsidered, and, after some
consultation, another resolution was
reported from the committee on ways
and means fixing the salary at $2,000
per annum. Aid. Kaldunski opposed
the resolution and said he would not
vote for any resolution increasing the
salary of any city official. The reso
lution, however, passed by a vote of
10 to 1, Aid. Kaldunski alone voting
against the raise of $200.
Under a suspension of the rules an
ordinance was passed providing that
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all human bodies intered in cemeteries
in the city shall be encased in suitable
and strong coffins and buried not less
than four feet below the surface of
the grou-nd. Aid. Lindahl explained
that in small cemeteries in the First
ward bodies had been buried in some
instances only a foot or so below the
surface of the ground and not in suit
able caskets.
A resolution was passed directing the
sprinkling of Lexington and University
avenues in the vicinity of the base ball
park. Aid. Shepard, who introduced
the resolution, raid the expense would
be placed on the owners of abbuting
The board adopted the adverse report
of the board of public works on the
paving of Broadway from Seventh to
Grove streets.
An ordinance was passed prohibiting
the herding of cows on Como avenue
west of Dale street.
The contract for the substructure of
the Raymond avenue bridge, awarded
by the board of public works, was con
The agreement between the Warren-
Scharff paving company and the cits',
relative to the repairs of asphalt paved
streets and cancelations of contracts
as to future repairs, was sent to the
committee on streets.
L. F. Fisher, who for the past four
years has been acting as collecting
agent for the parties operating the
West Third street market, filed an ap
plication for appointment as assistant
market master to continue the work
under the city. The communication
went to the committee on public build
Charles Stone was awarded the con
tract for a stone culvert over Battle
creek, his bid at $811 being the lowest
of six submitted. A resolution was
passed ordering the removal of tele
graph and telephone poles on Como
avenue from Dale to Union streets.
The J. H. Schurmeier Wagon com
pany was awarded the contract for
building a workhouse van at a cost
of $350.
The aldermen concurred in the as
sembly resolution giving W. L. Chapin
$300 out of the contigent fund for ser
vices rendered in drafting the tri-city
charter bill.
President Bigelow announced the ap
pointment of standing committees as
follows, and the board concurred in
the appointments:
Ways and Means— Sanborn, Lindahl and
Claims and Accounts — Lindahl. Bell, Stutz-
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man, Larsen, Kenny, Shepard and Allard.
Fire Department— Larsen, Donahower,
Kaldunski, Stutzman, Lindahl, Bell and Al
Streets. Sewers and Bridges— Kenny, Lin
dahl, Sanborn, Shepard, Donahower, Bell
and Kaldunski.
Taxes — Allard. Stutzman and Bell.
Printing — Stutzman, Larsen and Shepard.
Police — Bell, Sanborn, Lindahl, Kenny and
License — Donahower. Sanborn and Allard.
Public Buildings, City Property and Mark
ets — Kaldunski, Larsen and Shepard.
Ordinances and Public Accounts*— Stutzman,
Donahower and Kenny.
Gas and Water — Shepard, Sanborn and Dona
Parks — Larsen, Sanborn. Donahower, Lin
dahl, Bell, Allard and Stutzman.
Workhouse — Kaldunski, Kenny and Shepard.
Legislation — Donahower, Sanborn, Shepard,
Lindahl, Larsen. Kenny and Allard.
Requisitions— Kenny, Kaldunski and Stutz
Great Lake Season of IS»7
Begins June 15th, when the Northern
Steamship Company inaugurates ser
vice of the magnificent exclusively pas
senger steamships, "North Land" and
'North West" from Duluth to Buffalo.
Semi-weekly trips Tuesdays and Satur
Plea. Is to Be Made for Feathered
Dr. Jen kin Lloyd Jones, of Chicago,
will lecture under the auspices of the
Humane society this afternoon at 4
o'clock, in the People's church. It Is
desired to inculcate a love for birds
among the school children of the city,
and the subject ot Dr. Jones' talk will
be in that line.
Via "Tlie Milwaukee."
Beginning Sunday, May 9th, and
every day thereafter, the Chicago. Mil
waukee & St. Paul Railway will run
a palace sleeping car on the Govern
ment Fast Mail Train, leaving Minne
apolis at 6:25 and St. Paul at 6:55 p. m.
Passengers taking this car will reach
Chicago at 8:10 o'clock the following
morning, early enough to make all
eastern and southern connections, as
well as to give business people a full
day in Chicago before departure of
evening trains. For space in this car
apply early at "THE MILWAUKEE"
ticket offlce in St Paul or Minneapo-

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