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S£JINT PfiUL.
LOCAL XEWS NOTES.
Miss Bishop, who has been the guest of
■Mrs. .1. B. Tarbox, left last evening for her
home in Uie IC.isr.
The supreme court yesterday denied a re
argument In the case of Jere Allu vs. Uiii
lam C. White, which was deeded for de
fendant.
The * :•'■■■■ department of public Instruction
l 3 - „!;.• out to the counry school dia-
I, anks on which to make out thi Ir
appfl nations for state aid.
Phe fire department was yesterday mdrnrag
i to the residence of A.. Allen. 101 \\ m
nipeg avenue, and extinguished a tolaz" thar
did $15 damage, caused by a defective grate.
A trailing permit was taken out yesterday
to n image ■■■<"•" rl by fire on the
Church Deaconess 1 hom< at 587 Fuller street.
The ! ''ost is given as $^0.
William Smith, charged with passing a
forged checM for $f> on S. Brand, a wocd. and
coal d"aler. had his case continued in the
police c mrl yesterday to this morning. Smith
does not deny the charge.
Mainline Citizens" union will lioid a
regular meeting this evening. The location
Norwegian Lutheran college will re
attentlon, and the discussion of the pio
i charter iiruvisions will be continued-.
The Archibald Busiue=s college, of Minne
apolis, Bled articles of Incorporation yesterday
In the office of the secretary of state, it will
have 512,000 capital, the inrorporatnrs being
A. It. and G. S. Archibald and J. .1. llagan.
ail of Minneapolis.
The HendoiCks Dry Goods company, of
West Fiuluth, filed articles of incorporation
■with the secretary of state yesterday. The
capital stx-k is $10,000 and the incorporators.
Nels C. Hendricks, Rasmus J. Birkedahl
and Peter 11. Evanfion.
The Eastern Realty company, of St. Paul,
filed articles of incorporation yesterday in
the office of the secretary of state. The stock
is $s<>.t<)o and the members William E. John-
Bon, Powell Moore. Payson H. Gilbert, Rob?rt
L. Ware and William G. White.
('. P. Howes & Co., the burglary of whose
Ftore was headed off by the A. I). T. boys,
McGlyn, Barry and Henderson, have for
warded them, througli Supt. B. G. Yates. of
YERXA
Seventh and Cedar Streets.
Telephone To!.', Meat Market 78:.'.
GOOD THINGS FOR DECEMBER 4.
12?3 cents
A dozen for good, Fresh Eggs.
18 cents
A can for Johnson's Bahama Sliced Pineap
ples, soiij all over America at 25c.
3 cents
Each tor good llubbard Squashes,
$1.75
A barrel for pood Geniton Apples: small in !
size, but good flavor, and every one sound. ■
In bushel baskets, 65c basket.
$1.45
.* bushel box of fancy Oregon Apples; every
Apple even sized, tine flavored and perfectly
sound.
7 cents
A large box of the delicious, delicate Wafer
ettes; these are the very best Soda Crackers
made, mid are being baked again fresh for
you today.
$1.00
For live-pound jars gocd, sweet Dairy But
ter; j n.-sr received fresh from the Dairy.
22c, 23c. "4c
Per pound tor choice, high flavored Creamery
Butter.
50 cents
A basket for a very fancy car 1 ad of White
Burbank Potatoes.
5 cents
A quari for x^vy i hoice, new Sauerkraut.
!O cents
A can £or g ibd, imported English Sardines.
CHEES".
Full Cream Cheese, per lb 10c
Verxa's Extra Cream Cheese, per 1b....17c
Qdam sach };c
Koquefoit Cheese, per 11; 10c
Fromage de Brie, each 20c
Neufchatel Cheeses, each .->e
Club House Cheese (genuine), per Jar 3'V
MEATS.
Per 11).
Boston Rolled Roasts Beef Me
Choicest cms Itib Roafrte lv to i"-.c
Shoulder R<,asts Beef 8c
Pot Roasts .....'.! 7c
Leg of Mutton 10,.
Picnic Hams 7o
Chickens, from 5 to 8c
Ducks, from 8 to 10c
Fancy <!' «c <>c
CIGARS.
Cremo Cigars, each 5c
We guarantee the Cremo Cigar to equal
any Sumatra wrapped Havana filled
10c <"igar on the market.
Yarxa'B Opera Cigars (small), each tsc
Clear high-grade Havana Cigars. You
pay 12'ji- elsewhere to equal these.
.-Sweet Caporal Cigarettes, per pkg 3- .c
Climax Tobacco, per pound 31c
UPTON TEA.
Upton Ceylon India Teas are world-famous
because or their Excellence— the true test of
rlority is the test of tasting.
Opportunity for such test will be offered at.
our store. Seventh and Cedar streets, fro-m
J)e<-. g to Dec. 11, Inclusive, when the Lipton
Teas will be served daily to all who are
desirous of passiug judgment upon them—
the invitation is ours and the larger the tea
party In attendance, the greater the pleasure
we will take in filling the complimentary
nip.
the A. I). T., a present of $20. The A. D. T.
company previously acknowledged the serv
ices rendered by the buys iv the capture of
the burglars.
Detective Hallowell yesterday recovered five
pairs of shoes stolen from M. Marks, of 200
East Seventh Street, and three lady's cloaks
stolen from the residence of Mrs. James Cook,
ai 31 East Twelfth street.
Uov. li. Longley will deliver a lecture next
Thursday evening at the Central Park M. E.
church on "liiiys in the Mediterranean." j
The material for this lecture was gathered
while on his trip through the far East.
NOTI'.S OF THE THKATEIiS.
Lockhart's elephants will be seen at the
Metropolitan tomorrow night for one per
i-> finance.
"•The Electrician." with its U'uiy wonderful
electric features, its interesting love story
and laughable comedy ifeaturea will enter
tain Grand audiences tor the last times today
and tonight.
Frederick Warde. with a strong supporting
company, will be the- attrartton at The SLetro
I')!itan opera house for four nights and
Saturday matinee, commencing Thursday
evening, Dee. $
The second engagement qT "The Prisoner
of Zenda" at the Metropolitan opera h'Hise
the first half of next week will be auspicious,
in that the presentation of this most charm
ing and romantic play by Daniel Frohman's
special company does not suffer in any way
by comparison with the players who were
seen to such advantage in the piece last
season.
Joseph Jefferson closes his successful en
gagement at the Metropolitan with two per
formances today, the usual matinee at -':o0
and the closing performance tonight. At the
matinee Mr. Jefferson will give the last per
formance of "Rip Van Winkle" and tonight
he will appear in the double comfdy bill,
"Cricket on the Hearth" and "Lend Me Five
Shillings."
Rice's "1492," a brilliant and successful j
musical extravaganza, that ran for two- years
in New York, comes to the Grand next week.
This year the company is particularly strong j
in comedians and vocalists, and also includes j
thirty or forty young and pretty women, not
to speak of the beautifully formed girls who
pose undraped in the Kilanyi living pictures,
which is still a feature of the performance.
The company of nearly seventy people in
cludes Stuart, the "Male Patti;" Zelma
Rawlston. a young and handsome burlesquer;
Master Thomas Meade, a phenomenal boy
tenor; the Herald Square quartette, Carl An
il. -r>.in. Frank Gardiner, Marie Conchita,
Connie Thompson, Arthur H. . Seaiou and
others.
TO CURE A COLD IX OXE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund money it it-tails to cure. 25c.
The genuine has L. B. Q. on each tablet,
November HealtU Sti(ti»tlcii.
The report or the health department for
November gives the following figures: Deaths.
95; births, SS6j marriages; 108: The dsath rate
per 1,000 per annum was 3.&S and the death
rate p. r 1,000 for the month of Noverber was
.440. <'ontagious diseases to the number of
54 were reported during the month, 30 of
which were diphtheria; 23 scarlet fever, and 1
membranous croup. Death* l'nmr contagious
diseases were ?. from diphtheria, 2 from
scarlet fever and 1 from membranous croup.
Deaths from violence during the month num
bered 12.
OXLY $7.00
To ( liicM-io Hi!;! Milwaukee.
Effective December Ist, the Wiscon
sin Central Line \vill sell tickets at
the above rate. Fare to Eastern and
Southern points reduced proportion
ately. Pullman Cars,' Cafe Parlor
Cars and Dining Cars. Service strict
ly first-class. City Ticket Office, No.
i 373 Robert Street.
City's November Pay Hulls.
The aggregate of the pay rolls of city
officials and employes for November, audited
by the comptroller, Is .i!7J,744.4:i. divided
: among the several departments as follows-
School, $37,573.41; Health, 1765; police. $13,-
T:::.7J: h're. $13,534.90; city officers, 5:;. 933.72;
street, sewer and bridges, $2.ij7i'.(j7; engineer
ing. $2,496.15; board public works, $1,035;
municipal court, $967.50; building inspector,
$483.33; beard of control. $l,9l0.ol; court hou-e
and city hall, $530.
Save a Dollar a Day .
For a week by going to Chicago over
the Burlington. Commencing Wednes
day, December Ist, tickets. to Chicago
will be on sale at $7.00. Ticket offices
400 Robert St. (Hotel Ryan) and Union
Depot.
* Sheep Shipped to Boston.
Kdgar & Long, the South St. Paul sheep
feeders, shipped a train, load of sheep from
their feeding barns, to Boston yesterday.
$7.00 TO MILWAUKEE AXD CHI
CAGt»
Via "The Milwaukee,"
Commencing Dec. Ist. Secure tickets
at C, M. & St. Paul city ticket office,
365 Robert street, or Union Depot, St
Paul.
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THE SAINT PAUL GLO3 3. SATURDAY, DECE3IBER 4, 1897.
LOOKING TO UW\
en \K f rr:» commission deter
mines TO GET THROUGH WORK
BY MARCH 1.
I BOARD GF PUBLIC WORKS
jon the present basis iulxd
i<myok with the com
mission.
j change as to city engineer.
Proponed <<» Slave Him Elected by
the Mayor anil I'reniden** of
Three Hnardst.
On or before March 1 the charter com
mission proposes to complete' its work.
That was decided upon last night.
While the charter commission did not
adopt chapter 6 last night, covering the
hoard of public works, its action on
the twelve sections comprising; the I
chapter was practically final. Ten of
the sections were referred back to the
committee to be redrafted in accord
ance with definite instructions. At the
next meeting they will undoubtedly be
adopted.
The principal changes to be effected
| will be the creation of a board of pub
j lie works, comprising, as at present,
four members, to be appointed by the
mayor, but only one of whom, the presi
dent, shall devote his whole time to
the work and receive a salary accord-
I ingly. The other three are to be call
ed in when needed to make assess
ments, and they will receive nominal
salaries: $300 a year will probably be
the figure.
The other important amendment,
which was adopted by a vote of 7 to 3,.
changes the mode of election of the city
engineer. Instead of the board of pub
lic works exercising that power, it is
to be delegated to the mayor, the presi
dent of the board of public works, the
president of the water board and the.
president of the park board.
The absentees last night were Messrs/
Butler, Alness, McNair and Lusk. The
first matter to come before the commis
sion wasu the report of the committee
appointed to ascertain how much more
time the commission ' had to complete
the charter. Judge Clark reported that
the co'mmlssfon was complete when Mr.
Alness was appointed to succeed C. X.
Bell. The subsequent resignation of
J. J. Parker did not, in the opinion
of the committee, cut any figure. The
committee was also of the opinion that
the law naming six months as the time
within which to complete the charter
was directory, and not mandatory.
It was suggested by Mr. Lightner
that the charter, as proposed, ought to
be completed and ready for the printer;
by March 1, in order to get it before
the people, so that they would be pre
pared to vote upon it at the May elec
tion.
Col. Clough thought that, if the char
ter was completed by March 15, it
would be in good time.
Mr. Innio moved that it be the sense
'of the commission that the charter be
completed by March 1. The motion
prevailed.
Before taking up the regular order of
business, ■ Mr. Murray offered a resolu
tion authorizing the <-hair'"to appoint
committees of three i<> prepare the
fn How ing chapters: 10. 11, 12, -]:',, 11,
15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22 and 24. The resolu
tion was adopted. These chapters In :
ciuue all the remaining portions* of the
charter regulating municipal depart
ments excepting chapter 9, on the mu
nicipal court; chapter 19, on the "alms
house;" chapter 21, "plat commission
ers," and chapter 23. "justices of the
peace and constables," which chapters
will, in all probability, not be amended.
The regular order of business was
then proceeded with, which consisted in
the submission of the report of the
ci liimittee appointed to draft chapters
fi and 7 relating to the board of public
works, and "local improvements and
I special assessments."
Chapter 6, relating to the board of
| public works, was the only one dis
j cussed, the committee not having com
pleted its report on chapter 7. The
report as to chapter 6 was accepted for
the purpose of discussion. The first
section was then read.
Section 1, which authorizes the es
tablishment of a board of public works,
was at once adopted.
Section 2 provides that the board
of public works shall consist of four
reputable freeholders to be appointed
by the mayor. During the year 1891',
the mayor shall appoint two members
in place of those whose terms shall ex
pire then, and two members the year
following, and annually thereafter ap
point two members whose term of office
shall be for two years.
Mr. Dean moved to amend the re
pert of the committee by substituting
| three members for four members of the
board.
Mr. Fetter thought that the terms of
office of the members of the board of
! public works ought to begin in June,
immediately after the mayor goes into
office, as the administration has to bear
the responsibility for the acts of the
board.
Col. Clough was of the opin
ion that the Ist of January
was the proper time to ap
point the members of the board. Col.
Clough agreed with Mr. Dean that
threo was a preferable number to four
on the board of public works.
Mr. Krieger believed that one man
would be sufficient, if an expert in his
line. There was a strong- sentiment in
the city for abolishing the board of
public works. But if the additional
members of the board were to receive
only nominal salaries, that would
doubtless '"be satisfactory.
Mr. Dean's motion that the member
ship of the board be reduced to three,
was further discussed. Mr. Dean
stated that, to be frank, he really
favored the charters of Chicago and
Baltimore, which placed the public
works department in the hands of one
man, either elected by the people or
appointed by the mayor. Mr. Dean
thought that much of the odium visit
ed on the board of public works ought
to have rested upon the common coun
cil.
Mr. Murray said he would prefer to
see five members rather than three.
At this point Mr. Dean withdrew his
motion for the time being, and Col.
Clough moved that the reports of the
committee to the effect that the board
of public works shall consist of a pres
ident, who shall give his whole time
to the office and receive a salary ac
cordingly, and a number of assistants
who shall receive nominal salaries and
give such time as is necessary, be
adopted. The report was adopted.
Mr. Dean then moved that the num
ber of members be three, consisting- of
a president and two assistants. The
vote was taken and the motion was
lost by a vote of six to five, as fol
lows: Yeas— Dean, Fetter, Innis,
Krieger, Lightner— s. Nays — Clark,
Clough, Horn, Lindeke, Murray
O'Brien— 6.
Mr. Murray's motion that the board
consist of four members, consisting of
a president and three assistants, was
then voted upon. It prevailed by a
vote of seven to four, as follows:
Yeas— Clark, Clough, Horn, Innis, Lin
deke, Murray, O'Brien— 7. Nays-
Dean, Fetter, Krieger, Lig-htner— 4.
Mr. Murray moved that the president of the
board of public works be appointed by the
mayor. The motion prevailed. On motion of
Mr. Lightner, the commission decided that
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the appointment be made for two years, be
ginning the second Monday in March.
Section two was then referred back to the
committee to be redrafted.
Section 3 was taken up. It provides for
the delivery by the mayor of a certificate
of appointment to each person appointed, who
shall, before entering upon the discharge
ol his duties, subscribe an oath to be in
dorsed on said certificate, etc., and cause
such certificate to be filed, etc. The section
was referred back to be redrafted. Section
■} was also recommitted to the committee to
be redrafted so as to conform to the amend
ment of. section 3, requiring the appointees
to file their certificates and oaths in the
city comptroller's office Instead of in the of
fice of the register of deeds.
Section o, as reported, is the same as the
present section. It provides that no member
of the board of public works or officer or
clerk in their employ shall be interested di
rectly or indirectly in,, any contract entered
info' by said board, etc., and prescribes a
penalty upon indictment and conviction of
imprisonment for a period not exceeding six
months or a fine, uot exceeding $1,000.
Mr. Lightuer did not' believe that the fore
going section could be -perpetuated in a char
ter, but he suggested that it be left in and
that a clause be ; added to the charter pro
viding for the reservation or perpetuation of
all existing fines afnd penalties. That would
save air rights to the city.
Col. Clough thought that the section ought
to declare that section 5 incorporated in the
existing charter and as enacted by the state
legislature be continued in the new charter.
This suggestion was followed, and section
5 was then adopted as amended, that is con
tinued, as a part of the new charter.
Section tj was next considered. It provides
the methed of removing members of the
board of pu-blic w,orks. It was amended so
as to read: "Any' member of said board may
be removed- for cause by a vote of two-thirds
of all the assemblymen authorized to be
elected anfi by a vote of two-thirds of all
the aldermen authorized to be elected."
The word "act" was changed to the word
'•charter," and the section, as amended,
was adopted..
Section 7. providing for the election of a
president of the board of public works, was
referred back.
Section 8, providing for the appointment by
the board of a clerk, was also referred back
to be redrafted.
Section 9, providing for the election by
the board of public works of a city engineer,
received considerable' discussion. It pre
scribes a term of three years, provides for
the removal of tho engineer for cause and
authorizes the engineer to appoint such, fur
ther assistant engineers as the public service
may lvquir.e.
Mr. Dean wanted "to" know what objection
there v. as to havihgi^lie mayor appoint the
city engineer. • '" '■
Mr. lightner thought there waald. be less
politics in the matter if the boara of public
works appointed the .engineer.
Mr. Krieger expressed the opinion that the
engineer ought to be . elected by the people.
He was no more an expert than the comp
troller. Mr. Krieger put his suggestion in
the form of a motion, but his was the only
vote recorded in favor of the idea.
Mr. Fetter moved that the city engineer
be appointed by the mayor and serve for
two years.
Mr. Lindeke moved as an amendment that
the city engineer be elected by the mayor,
the president of the board of public works,
the president of the water board and the
president of the park board. Mr. Fetter
accepted the amendment. The vote on it was
as follows:
Years— Clough, Dean, Fetter, Horn, Innis,
Lightner, Lindeke— 7.
Nays — Krieger, Murray, O'Brien— 3.
The motion prevailed, but section 9, as a
whole, was referred back to the committee.
Section 10, providing for the calling of the
meetings of the board by the president or a
majority of the board, was adopted.
Section 11, prescribing the duties of the
president of the board, and imposing fines
for absence from meetings of the board, was
referred back for minor changes.
Section 12, the final one, prescribing the
powers and duties of the engineer, occasioned
discussion. Mr. Murray suggested that the
city engineer be empowered to appoint the
street commissioners without the approval of
the board of public work 3.
Col. Clough said that he couldn't see any
need of six commissioners.
Mr.' Lightner objected to the clause pro
viding for the creation of officers known as
' street commissioners, and moved to strike
out that part of the section providing for
' the appointment of six street commissioners,
as section 9 will contain, when redrafted,
provisions for all appointments to be made
by the city engineer.
The amendment prevailed by a unanimous
vote and then section 12 was referred back
to the committee. It was also voted to in
struct the committee to so draw section 11
as to require the president of the board to
give his whole time to the work, and to carry
out the orders of the board.
The commission adjourned until next Fri
day night, when chapter 8, relating to the
health department, will be submitted.
KICKS' I.OUVE OF SORROW".
Beautiful and Impressive Services
at the Tomorrow.
The annual Lodge of Sorrow of the
St. Paul Elks, which will be held in
the Metropolitan opera house tomorrow
afternoon, and to which the friends of
the members of the order are invited,
promises to.be more beautiful and im
pressive than ever. Joseph T. Schus
ler, chairman of the committee, ar
ranging for the service has devoted a
good deal of tine to the work and the
result will be seen when the living join
again in expressions of kindness of the
dead. The order of exercises includes
three addresses, an opening by Frank
H. Rice, the exalted ruler, the memorial
address by H. P. Hall, and an address
by Rev. John Wright, D. D. The choir
of St. Paul's church will render an
anthem, "The Radient Morn," and the
opening ode. Other" musical numbers
will be rendered' -toy the Elks' quartette,
Mrs. C. B. Yale and A. D. S. Johnston,
and George J. D&nz' will play a violin
solo.
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IS T[SE LAW VALID?
<<M \TV OITICERS' SALARY lIU.L
OF ISOS IS CALLED I.XTO
<U ESTION.
MORITZ HEIM IS INSISTENT
THAT THE SALARY' SYSTEM ALONE
CAN PROTECT THE TAX
PAYERS.
ATTORNEY- GENERAL'S VIEW'S
Am ten the Law* Involved Will Xo
Ooubt Be Sought by the
County Father)).
Attorney Morltz Heim appeared be
fore the committee on ways and means
of the county commissioners last even
ing and argued in support of the reso
lution submitted to the county board at
its last meeting. Mr. Heim requests the
board to submit to the attorney gen
eral for an opinion as to its validity
chapter 301 of the special laws of 1595.
Under this law the county commission
ers, in December, 1895, fixed the sal
aries of certain of the county officials
at sums not to exceed $4,000, and under
the same law these officials were plac
ed on a salaried basis, and all fees
were to be turned into the county treas
ury. The exceptions under the law are
the clerk of the district court, the
judges and the court stenographer. The
contention of Mr. Heim is that the text
of the law has nothing to do with the
title of the act. The title, the attorney
claims, is all right, but the law itself
fails to carry out the points mentioned.
No provision of the law compels the
sheriff or register of deeds to turn over
the fees of the office to the county,
and all the law calls for is that the of
ficers shall be paid $1,000 for services
rendered to the county. The sheriff,
Mr. Heim contends, can, after he has
completed his term of office, under the
law bring action and recover for all
the fees collected and turned into the
county with interest. Commissioner
Moritz was of the opinion that the law
was a good one until the courts had
decided otherwise, and, if the sheriff
and register of deeds were acting un
der it and the resolutions passed by
the county commissioners, they could
not recover the fees. Mr. Heim said
there was nothing in the law which
would prevent the county commission
ers from fixing the salaries of each
member of that body f at $4,000 per year.
He did not want to go into a law suit
or make the county any expense, and
for this reason asked the board to sub
mit the question as to the validity of
the law to the attorney general for an
opinion. He had no doubt, that the
law as now on the books was invalid
from the fact that the title was a
fraud on the text. Commissioner Mor
itz asked Mr. Heim if the county com
missioners had carried out the fraud
when the taxpayers were saved money
by the placing of the officials on a sal
aried basis. Mr. Heim thought the
commissioners had been the victims of
fraudulent legislation. The opinion of
the most prominent members of the bar
was to the effect that the law was not
worth the paper it was written on.
Senator Stevens, he said, who had in
troduced the original bill, had been un
able to identify but two sections after
it had been passed. When introduced
a section of the law provided that
neither the sheriff nor register of deeds
should handle any of the fees received,
but this and other meritorious provi
sions had been stricken out. Commis
sioner Morltz raised the point that, if
the law should be declared invalid,
there would be nothing to fall back on,
as the fee laws had been repealed. Mr.
Heim Informed the committee that, if
the law was a bad one. the repealing
clause would also be knocked out. Com
missioner Hardick called attention to
the fact that the Hennepin officials
were working under the law of 1895
very satisfactorily.
Mr. Heim thought the condition of
affairs and particularly the position
assumed by the public officials in Hen
nepin county when it came to a mat
ter of finance did not speak well for
the neighboring county. The Ramsey
county board had done the best it
could, but there was nothing in the act
to prevent the commissioners from fix
ing their own salaries at $4,000 per
year. Mr. Heim said his clients who
were working for an opinion from the
attorney general^m the validity of the
law were tax payers. This, Commis-.
sinner Moritz said, he doubted, as, if
the law was declared invalid, it would
result in a big loss to the taxpayers of
the county, as the officers would go
back to the fee system. Mr. Heim
said after the present officials had fin
is-hed their terms the commissioners
would find that suits would be com
menced for all the fees collected, wltii
interest, and this was where the loss
to the county would come in. Commis
sioner Moritz had an idea that Mr.
Heim was working in the Interest of
the county officials who, so far as i.c
could learn, were the only ones op
posed to the salary- basis. Mr. Jleim
indignantly denied this. Commission
er Hardick said the resolutions passed
by the commissioners fixing th<- .sal
aries under the law were drawn by the
then county attorney, Pierce Butler,
and he relied a great deal on Mr. But
ltr's ability as a lawyer.
Mr. Heim attempted to show what
he meant by calling the law a fraud
and explained how things were carried
through the legislature. In ./Ml a bill
was passed which made it the duty of
the county officials to turn into the
county treasury a certain per o j nt -if
the fees collected. In round figures
this law, which was to take effect two
years after its passage, would ha\ * in
creased the. revenue of the county
about ?25,000. at least. On the last day
of the legislature of 1893 a bill w;is
rushed through repealing the law of
1891. In the hurry to repeal the per
centage law the friends of the bill i.ot
only did what they were after, but also
repealed the salary of the assessor of
Ramsey county and also abolished the
office of abstract clerk. In his opinion,
neither of the officials mentioned were,
under any law, entitled to salary ex
cept under the law which he now
claimed was Invalid. This, he suid,
showed that the lobby was stronger
than the people and explained why the
law now under consideration was
passed.
Commissioner Moritz said he had
heard no tax payer kicking: on the law.
The commissioners had saved the
county considerable money by placing
the officers on a salary and the result
was that the county taxes had been re
duced three-tenths of a mill for next
year. He wanted to hear from the tax
payers on the question before he would
be willing to allow the law to be taken
to the attorney general for an opinion
as to its validity. He suggested that
the council chamber could be secured
and a public meeting held. Commis
sioner Quehl was of the same opinion
as his colleague. Mr. Heim said if
this was done the commissioners would
then be as much at sea as ever as the
validity of the law would still be un
settled. He urged the committee to
take Buch action regarding his resolu
tion as would allow the board to pass
on the question of submitting the law
to the attorney general at the next
meeting of the board on Monday. The
Note These Reductions.
There will be some wonderful Cape and Jacket selling here to
day. We'll not use much newspaper space for lengthy descriptions.
All we ask is that you fix the prices in your mind and then come in
and examine the goods.
$5.75 and $6.75 Jackets, today, $3.75.
85 Jackets that were $8.75, $10.50 and $11.50 will go at $7.50
each today.
New silk-lined Jackets, worth $15.50 and 520.00 for only
$13.50.
Jackets that sold as high as $26.50 for $18.50.
5 different lines of Capes, worth up to $10.75, for $6*75.
Misses' and Children's Reefers, formerly sold for $4.75 and
$5.75. Choice today for $3,00.
Children's and Misses' Reefers, worth up to $8.75. will be only
$5.00 today.
These are not broken lots, but assortments of colors arid si^s.
Winter Underwear and Hosiery,
There's not a single item in this list that isn't worth at least
25 per cent more than special Saturday selling price.
Munsing heavy ribbed wool-plated Vests and Pants, regular SI 50 mi ilitv
for $|.25.
Imported all-wool or Merino Swiss ribbed Vests, black or natural $1.25
kinds, for $1.00.
Natural and white ribbed wool-plated Vest-, and I>.it-> regular M•»
kinds, for 78 cents.
Ladies' natural wool-plated Vests, actual 85c values, will be closed out at
55 cents.
We will continue the sale of best half-dollar fleeced Vesta and Pants for
38 Cents today.
Children's mixed natural wool Shirts, Pantalets and Drawers, sizes 24 to
34. The reg-ular prices ranged from 40c to 60c, according to size. All sizes
will be sold today for 35 cents.
Ladies' heavy black 2-1 ribbed Wool Stocking 3, recently advc
35c, today 25 cents.
Ladies' heavy "Onyx" Black doiible-fleeced Cotton Stockings,
kinds, today 40 Cents.
Ladies* medium weight Black Cashmere Stockings, high spliced h
double soles and toes, 3 pair for $1.00.
Boys' heavy weight 2-1 rib Black Wool Stockings, good 35c qualities, for
25 cents.
Boys' heavy 2-1 rib Black Cashmere Stockings, regular 50c kinds, today
38 cents.
See the Christmas Goods.
STERLING SILVER GOODS,
SILVER-MOUNTED EBONY GOODS.
RICH CUT GLASS. WITH OR WITHOUT SILVER MOUNTINGS.
BOHEMIAN GLASS WARES.
FINE LEATHER GOODS. WITH OR WITHOU T SILVER MOUNT
INGS.
All of these at prices which will be new to St. Paul.
FIELD, SCHLICK & CO.
committee, however, made m> promise have t n appealed to, and as an el
as to this and adjourned. tlon is coming on in the near future, it
- — — — is very likely that the ?:'.> will b'
M\\ DISTRIBUTE it, vided up among those who were on th-a
pension roll. The comptroller si;ii'-i
Ralnnce Remaining in the Old Po- yesterday thai he was willing to di
i fi . i»»,,»,a..,. i.',....i warrants for the amount, providing the
members of the defunct board would
When the law repealing the police make the proper apportionment. This
pension fund act was passed last the mayor promises to attend to. A
spring by the legislature there .was dozen <>( the former pensioners will
about $350 in the fund. Since that tini" participate in the dividend.
the persons on the pension roll have
been endeavoring to have this amount __ _„, . ....
distributed among them pro rata. As- °»"> * TO ° to MllwnilkM
sistant Attorney Phillips, in an opinion And many other jn »i n t h via "The
given at the time, held that this could North-Western Line." Secure tickets
not be done, as there was no pension at 3'.»5 Robert street, St. Paul; 413 Nic
board after tho passage of the act. ollet avenue, Minneapolis, and union
Comptroller McCardy and the mayor depots In both cities.
SATURDAY SPECIALS
BOYS' LONG
§jjm PANT SUITS.
/JffjficSa Ages 14 to 19 years, 1.l
jjfKftffiß&jtbSbL blacks and brown mixtures; well
J&v^k rSirfi •'•Slfi^ made and highly finished; per-
Ms£~y Sp^JwiE'?^. ect '" '''• * nt * correct in styl
'^Mim^limlWi (Rift fl£l
A o£j&Mssr to Ron han suits
#£E£:|f2j™ Ages 5 to 16, good, strong, 54
mßm BOYS' KNEE
gSR PANT SUITS.
*jjS %y The best two-piece suits i:i the
V W. city, double-brea.->ted, double !
fa / jL seat and knee, extension waist
m *^S9& band, blues, blacks, plaids and
hn| mixtures, in various shades,
\Jp made of i'nie, durable fabrics in
the best manner; will hold their j
XHP OIVI V OII\P=" shape as long as worn; ages Bto
!11C WLI VJUrtK. 16 years; full 37.00 value,
ANTEED REEFER $5.00.
In town at the price. Guaran- j
teed all-wool and fast color, in
Blue Chinchilla or Black Frieze, Boys Caps - griffhtons,
Serc-e-lined, storm collar; never Go ' fd . Skating Caps, Yachts, a .
offered under S7 ff, r ftrt ter «» .^th donble band.,
elsewhere. We sell \K 18 11 SO-ce«»t quality; last of If
, t liIUIUU tlle reason. Positively IHP
• Saturday only I J U
Men's Underwear. 7^
THE "NANSEN."
Heavy all-wool fleece, Merino founda
tion, silk- trimmed, pearl button?, double
cuff» aud aukles, tbe warmest Karuaeij'. tS'jL. Se
made; sold everywhere for fl.s') por
garm«ut. NVe sell, Saturday 01 Aft .'^Sg
for VIiUU i*-*
The "Dollar" wool fleece lined Eft* m£^ W*'
K-iruieut* we sell Saturday for.. . UUC
Rlen's Black, Brown and
"" . „. . ma#l . Tarn* and Toque* A good mi /.
Natural Wool Winter BQesndOe quality. Saturday ijr_
Weight Socks. ouly IOC
Boys* 9weatem-The 'Aihletlc." a |
An extra spc"ia!. Tirgu'ar :r>c quality jtood worsted sweater; double roll col' •
Saturday only, at the OR a regular $1.25 quality. Saturday CO.
Boitou... fcOC only HOC ;

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