OCR Interpretation


The Saint Paul globe. (St. Paul, Minn.) 1896-1905, August 12, 1899, Image 2

Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn90059523/1899-08-12/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for 2

2
V Suiijic-ts Comfort. Many ii inau has j*
*| fouj>d ilie lack of cold water a source of T.
*: inronvenience tbese days. Weeanrqm- 0
j c<iy the matter at a eomi>arniively slight, m
j) cect We have a large line of *
I COOLERS! I
a [tott't that word soun.l nice! Veil, the 4
\ goods will make it upplic.-i- QJJ 7C lin v
fj ble to you. Prices range fromvpii I" HH 9
This Is tbe worst tiuie of the year to &
0 ilrl.ik nur ordinarily good city water. I)
The hikes are full of vegetable matter, v_
T ttml much of it comes down ihe pipes. w
0 You Cfln stiain It throusth ft p
Y 4B£Si Fancet Filter. \ 4 i
A g^^^ Mo!iitor, uiiiiie J $1.25 \
fi»Ju^L-. "f C!lst lsl'ass !n ' 1 6*
A S»=^^=Ss^ both' fit stand- \ $1.75 5
V r*-?lS*s^ Sttttaaa FiJter, for a
\ faucet cheap and pretty !k ;
\ W-i^iSi**' good, too, 40 cents. \
# Stctie Filters. — We m
g have nvo sizes of very >
*T -**«#' nh» goods. They are *T
P compnrative'y <tieap; will last forever; *»
4ft t!iii:'» of h?:i'!:y a150—53.75 and $4. A
\ ST. PAUL HARDWARE CO., ;
7th a«d Minnesota Streets. 0
4 \\ -,vi'h yon would >;et r.( i|uainted P
* with or.r stock, g
011 ¥ iSE^Sa
The Loyal Ga«**—The Knights of the
Loyal Guard, a fraternal life insurance
company, of Flint. Mich... has been ad
mitted to do business in Minnesota.
School Library B©«ki»—The state li
brary beard was in session in the of-
I Siat.- Superint< i dent Lewis yes
terday selecting lists of books for the
public school libraries of the state.
Ho.va! \<-1 it lib or*—The degree staff of
Royal < >al; camp. Royal Neighbors, has
accepted an invitation to assist in insti
tuting a new Rcyal Neighbor camp at
Red Wing i.- xl v. •k.
Another Postponement—The habeas
corpus case ";' Lydia Barton Boyle, the
twelve-year-old pirl convicted of larceny,
which was set for hearing before Judge
Jag-jfartl yesterday, v..s postponed until
n<-xi Monday.
Voluntary BankruptcyFrank Smith,
of North Branch, who describes himself
as a broker, yesterdaj filed a petition In
v.iii;;iiai y bank >>v in the federal
court. The liabilities arc scheduled at
$4,542.70, and the assets at $C!>o.
AcUer s'«.ni Tonljcs«i -Acker post, G.
A. ;'... will mei I at ihi hall, corner of
Sixth and Seventh streets, this evening
at s o'clock: Order? giving railroad fare
an<l price of su'etimrnodations for the 11a
tional encanrpment in Philadelphia will
bei annou n 1
Tliree Week*" Vaentlon -Tire Chief
Tlhii X. Cook .'• for a three
weeks' vacatioi night, accom
panied by his wife. M<- will spend three
days at the im< fire chiefs' con
id the rest
oi' the u'; tertown, N. Y.
I.eis .'itisl Arm BrniNCtl —James Carlie,
I'-.-: K-ast Tenth street, was brought to
St. Paul and taken to St. Joseph's hos-
fcii fct i B Sam WfSLil W 1 ■
§ JBWEUSB,
*% 62 Easl Seventh St.
jj? Enlarged Store.)
The rlgbt goods at tlvj ri^ht pri
&' ees
YERXA
SEVENTH AND CEDAR STS.
I>l. 732. Meat Market, 752.
ft AV! e Very bost fresh home-grown, O^
L©*iH, per dozen dC
firager Sittps, FresU, for to- 41c
ti!Ui||6r dileipi; day, pound %^g
Stsevnv Cube Cut Domino or Pow- fc_
9>«l|j,3ls deredS today, ib OS
BaWift* Very *«acy Crawford Peaches,
£ ©«afeß3CS| in Urge, square baskets, fl|g ft
e»ch iSwO
£,«*•!# C! *>!■*»•««* ;"c-lfl made yesterday,
I vl» &3U§2X® 5 will bs placed on our
** counter today at, fg_
' perib ||y
Tura^s v^^:^ n:. VCT. 6s
flpplss, s?SxD^* 35s
Eatfir, fstflil Ese t© SBs
Cheese, Wisconsin Full Cream, g_
L'il6B o£j perponnd .(JC
Cheese,?;^ 8e
Cheeie, Jii^sss.': IQc
C«9>ii!!iia» American. «>~
dSi»SSBS3| per cau. only OC
Sardines, Imported, fine quality, 9e
'^?oiA»nteEArte> A very choice car from
ff3lS!un§!Sli§s MisHourJ. all large
ones. Prices be- fl.
gtn at Ob
l|X ft L^a llorie Shoe Parlor Matches,
tiialSis&Sj per package o* 12 boxes, "I
only IG
I3^4l«lta« Ke'- Koo«ter Parlor Matches,
mCSlvfldS) i>erraekage of U boxes, J A
only 4G
Glofhts Lines, •"''•' f!- Ion;;, best fi.
lG!n@S LIRBSI cottou lines.: .. SO
Vinegar, Whstß Wine, lOe
WlnSgaSj per gallon IU6
BiEAT HAfIKET.
Good Rib Roasts, per pound 10c
Boneless Rolled Roasts, per pound.... 12c
Shoulder Roasts, per pound 8c
Leers of Mutton, per pound 10c
Sirloin Steaks, per pound 12V»c
Boiling Beef, p r pound 5c
Front quarters Spring- Lamb, per lb ..lie
¥EHIA BROS. & CCK
pltal yesterßay forenoon. He is employed
by the Great Northern railroad, and was
injured at a point on the Montana di
vision. His right arm and leg were se
verely bruised, but his injuries are not
considered dangerous.
Bfew Crop of Veteran*—Disabled vet
erans of the Spanish war will be received
at the state soldiers' home. Two are al
ready there—John Larson, private in
Company L, Twelfth Minnesota, suffering:
from Inflammatory rheumatism, who may
be sent to the Hot Springs military hos
pital, and Henry Blooster, private in the
Fourteenth, suffering from malaria. Both
are destitute and without relatives able
to care for thctm.
Ho>«l Oak rionJo— A reception com
mittee of ten Etas been appointed by
Royal Oak camp. Royal Neighbors, to
assist at the Woodmen excursion, to be
Riven under the auspices of Minnehaha
camp, Modern Woodmen, on the Flora
Clark and barge this afternoon and even
in.it. In addition to . d.-Hiring-, the general
committee has arranged a musical pro
gramme. The boat will leave the foot
of Jackson street at U o'clock and 8
o'clock in the evening. There will be
special features for both trips. Several
of tlu! head camp officers have been io
vited.
WASTED TO IWff, VOU KSOW
TAXPAYER THIXKS CO'MIT HOLLER
SHOILD KSOW WHAT STREETS
ARE SPRI\KLEIJ
City Engineer Snys That tl>« Prep
nrntion of Estimate! Would. Re
quire the Work of One or Two
Clerks the Hest I'art of a Week.
Comptroller McCardy has notified the
board of public works that future esti
mates of the sprinkling contractors will
not be approved by him unless the esti
mates are accompanied by detailed state
ments showing ihe particular streets
sprinkled. It has been customary for the
cltj engineer tu certify to the board of
public works each month an estimate for
the sprinkling done in each of the eleven
districts. These estimates when approved
were Sent to the comptroller, and the
amount allowed and paid.
Yesterday morning a taxpayer called
at the office of the comptroller, and in-
Quired if a certain street had been
sprinkled during- th,> past month. The
comptroller was unable to say whether it
had or not.
"Well, that's funny," said the taxpayer,
"you pay the sprinkling- contractors
monthly. I understand, and f think you
ought to know whethei tney are sprink
ling all the stree s."
The comptroller, after tria caller had
departed, decided there was something in
the query, and accordingly notified the
board of public work3 that in the future
the sprinkling estimates for the several
districts must state just what streets
wen- sprinkled. Instead of having the
number of feet lumped in one line. In
quiry at the office of the city engineer,
where the estimates are prepared, brought
out the. Information that the detailed
statement could be prepared for each
estimate, but it would require one or
two clerks the best part of a week to
make such a statement, as it would re
quirv a copying of the names of all the
streets on which sprinkling was done.
The comptroller however, has intimat
ed that no more estimates will be ap
proved unless accompanied by :i state
ment <\a to the number of feet sprinkled
on each street, and the number of times
da«y the sprinkling has been done. In
view of this stand ir Is very likely that
the city engineer's force will prepare
statements as asked for by the comp
troller.
WHO'S V SCORCHER*
Charles Hit-liter O>>j-.-u to >« i'iuneer
\*r*HM Kdltorial.
Qharles Itichter, an etclrer and cn
graver living: at West s.. Paul, yester
day commenced an action ; 'i district
court to recover $10,000 from the Pioneer
Press for an alleged libelous editorial
which the plaintiff construes to have in
jured his reputation by referring to him
as a "scorcher."
The plaintiff alleges in his complaint
that h< is -peaceable, industrious, pru
dent, law-abiding and respectable and
well esteemed by all his neighbors," that
is prior to the publication of which he
complains. On May 23, 1898, he collided
with one J. D. Jausa and was arrested
on a complaint charging him with as
sault mi the secon I degr e. Be was
bound over in await the action of the
grand jury. The plaintiff denies that he
waa reckless or a "scorcher" so-called;
that he had ridden for four rears and the
accident that called forth the newspaper
comment was due to the deafness of the
victim.
IMPRESSION IS BAD.
What Knrofte Tliisit»« of One Fact
tfi the Philippine How.
Archbishop Ireland, who was In Chi
c-igo Thursday attending the meeting of
tbe Catholic Total Abstinence society, is
thus quoted in an interview In the Chi
cago Tribune:
"I found that the Roman Catholics in
Europe believed the interests of the
church would be much better guarded in
the Philippines by an American than by
a native government, and that it was
considered to thft best interests of tho
churcli that this country speedily settle
its troubles there and establish a stable
government. This country must settle
difficulty with haste, however, for
the sake of the good opinion of Europe.
I came home with the idea that unless
we wore speedily successful there Europe
would hold that we did not know how
to handle our outside possessions. The
fact that we have not been able to re
lease the Spanish prisoners held by Agul
naldo has caused a bad impression."
CORDIAL REfEPTIOXS
Will Await tlie He<umJn Soldiers
of the Thirteenth.
Members of Company D. First regiment,
M. S. N. G.. held a meeting at the Armory
last evening, and took the preliminary
steps for a reception to be tendered to
Company D. Thirteenth volunteers, on the
return of the regiment from Manila. The
reception will be a company affair, and
will follow a day or so after the general
reception to be given the regiment by the
citizens of St. Paul.
Members of ( Company G, of the First
regiment, National guard, are proposing
to give a reception to Company C, of the
Thirteenth regiment, alor.g the same line
as that to be given to Company D. Dr.
E. H. Whitcomb has taken the" lnltative
In the affair, and a meeting of all ex
members of Company C has been called
for Sunday afternoon, Aug. 20, at 3 o'clock
at the Armory, to make arrangements. It
is the intention not only to give the
company a reception, but also to refit
and refurnish the company room In first
class style.
YOU NEED NOT WAIT ffi°. £ SS
glasses if you order thorn from us. We have the
most complete optical factory iu the Northwe»t
and can grind any lens required in ft few hours.
Examination free. If your oves ueed the at
tention of an oculist we will tell you so.
KUHLO & ELLERBE, Opticians,
320 Robert St., Between 3rd and 4th Bti.
Prescription Work Our Specialty.
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, SATURDAY, AUGUST* 12, 1899.
WAIT FOR THE COURT
DEPOSITORS OP THE ST. PAUL.
SAVINGS BANK HOLD AN
OTHER MEETIWG
COMMITTEE DIB NOT REPORT
Cannot Do So Until After the One
Appointed by Judge Brill Ha»
Taken Action— Coohran Say*
That Money Can Be Borrowed on
St. Panl Realty for More Than
Can Be Realized for the Property.
Depositors of the St. Paul Savings bank,
to the number of sixty-eight, attended a
meeting held in the hall of the house at
the capitol last evening. It was expected
that reports from the committee appoint
ed by the depositors to examine the assets
of the bank would be made, but members
of two of the subcommittees announced
thai it was impossible to submit reports
until after the committee appointed by
the court had reported. An adjournment
was taken to Monday evening at 8
o'clock.
The meeting was called to order by J.
J. Egan, and Thomas Cochran selected to
act as secretary. Mr. Egan alluded to the
small number of depositors who appeared
to be interested in the affairs of the bank,
and also to the fact that of the commit
tej of fifteen appointed by the depositors,
but two were present.
S. B. Childs, one of the committee of
fifteen, who had acted on the subcommit
tee to investigate the tax title certificates
held by the bank, said the committee had
not been idle, but was not ready to report.
The subcommittee had about completed
its report, but desired to first examine
the report of the committee appointed by
the court before submitting its findings.
The only Question in considering the city
certificates of tax sales was as to the
value of the land. If the property wa3
of greater value than the certificate then
the investment was a good one. If the
certificate had been purchased ten years
ago, and additional certificates had been
purchased each year to protect the first
certificate, and the amount of all the
certificates more than equaled the value
of the land, then the certtfteaea were of
nj more value than the land itself, falls
were made for the chairman or some
member of the subcommittee appointed to
examine as to the loans and discounts,
but no one responded.
Thomas Cochran, of the subcommittee
on mortgages and real estate, reported
that the committee had been keeping
track of the committee appointed by the
court to examine the realty. He suggest
-1 ed, in view of the fact that the court
committee hart not reported to the court,
that the depositors adjourn to Monday
(.veiling. Mr. Cochran said he had been
informed by Mr. C. D. O'Brien, attorney
for the bank officials, that when the com
mittees appointed by the court submitted
their reports the court would ba asked to
I continue the matter for a day or so, In
order that the depositors might have
time to examine the reports. By Monday
evening Mr. Cochran said the committee
would have had time to examine the re
port of the court committee, and report
something definite. He caned attention
to the fact that the bank had printed
a scheme of reorganization, and the de
positors could secure copies by calling at
the bank. All of the depositors he stated
should give this matter their attention
Chairman Egan said it was apparent
to any one that no substantial value could
be placed on any piece of real estate at
tniri time. | R order to -,ive realty any
value there must be a purchaser' -The
value placed on the real estate by the
committee appointed by the court would
probably be a fair one, but it would only
be an estimate. So far as he could see
the committee appointed by the d.-">o-;:t
--ora had done nothing. The subcommit
tees would wait until the committees ap
pointed by the court had reported and
then pass expert opinion on the same
It would he the report of experts on a re
port submitted by other experts. Noth
ing: had been done but meet and await
the judicial proceedings.
John T. Duffy suggested thai there
should be some discussion or action on
,tno part of the depositors regarding the
starting of the bank again. In his opin
ion a mistake had been roado in delaying
such action so long. Mr. Cochran did not
agre« with either Chairman Egan or Mr
Duffy. lie declared the depositors had
shown great wisdom. They had prevent
ed the appointment of a receiver, which
would have resulted in a good share of
ih. assets being eaten up by a receiver
and an attorney for the receiver. As it
was now. If it came to a receiver, the de
positors had the names of persons and
corporations to suggest to the court who
would act in that capacity at a nominal
salary. The reports of the commit! i
appointed by the court would be of the
greatest benefit to the ,1 jpositors. Speak
ing as a depositor, he was glad that so
much of the assets of the bank was in
real estate. There had been more sales
of realty in the past six months than in
the past five years, he stated that East
-1 rn money could bo borrowed on St. Paul
realty for more than the same property
would bring on the market. This showed
him that St. Paul realty had a value and
a good value.
Andrew Binnet Interrupted the speaker
to inquire if it was advisable for the de
positors to sign the plan of reorganiza
tion proposed by the bank. To this In
quiry Mr. Cochran said he had not signed
the plan and would not do so until the
report of the committees had been made
to the court. He was not fully satisfied
and would not be until he had seen the
report of the committee, and for this rea
son had no views as to the signing o
plar for reorganization.
M. 11. Prendergast favored the meeting
adjourning to Monday night. The com
mittee would report to The court Monday
morning, and If there should be a meeting
Monday night the depositors could take
action which would yrevent immedi
ate action being taken by the court for
tin- appointment of a receiver. S. B.
Childs thought there was some question
whether the depositors' committee could
se< ure access to the report to be made to
the court until ir had been handed to
Judge Brill. This report world h of the
s;r atest Interest to the depositors. [f
the bank was solvent Ihe depositors
wanted to know it. If, on the other hand,
i he report of the committees showed that
the officers had not been faithful to the
trust imposed on them, then the deposit
ors should know it. Tf the report was
filed in the court Saturday then the de
positors' committee would be ready to
report Monday night, but if It was not
filed until Monday morning then the
meeting should be held Tuesday night.
M. R. Prendergast stated that Judge
Brill had directed the committee to file'
its finding two days before the matter
was to b^ taken up in the court, in or
der that the depositors might have a
chance to examine the figures. Ke insist
ed that the depositors meet Monday even
ing. Tho motion, was carried by a vote
of forty-five to fourteen and the meeting
adjourned to Monday night at S o'clock.
EXTRA ATTRACTIONS,
Lake Shore Park:. White Bear Lake,
Sunday, Anjf. I::.
Gn*nd balloon ascension by Prof. Fran
cis. Trapeze performance in midair. Ten
acts of high class vaudeville. The Elec
tric Military band. 176 instruments. In
popular band concerts. Boating, bathing,
toboggan slide and water sports. Fare
only 25 canta round trip via St. Paul &
Duluth Railroad.
Rest and Recreation
May be had at Xorthrleld, Madison Lake.
Waterville. Mankato t.nd Faribault on the
Great Western Railway. Half fare
round trip tickets on sale every Saturday,
good to return following Monday. For
further information oall on J. P. Elmer,
Fifth and Robert streets, St. Paul, Miaa.
RALLY MERAI
THIRTY-THIRD NATIONAL., EN
CAMPMENT, GRAND ARMY OF
THE REPUBLIC
PHILADELPHIA THE PLACE
President J. J. Hill, of the Great
Northern; Courteously Offers Free
Sleeping 'Car Accommodations
Through- From' Minneapolis and
St. Paul, and Return, In Splendid
Great "\i>rth«»rn Tonrist Conches.
The week between Sept. 4 and 5 In
clusive will be devoted in Philadelphia,
Pa., to ths entertainment of the thirty
third natkmal encampment, Grand Army
of the Republie.
The headquarters of the department of
Minnesota w ui be at the Continental
hotel, in room No. St. The headquarters
of the Woman's Relief corps will be in
room No. 2, and of the T-adies of the G.
A. R. in room No. 13 all on the first
floor above? the national headquarters of
the several organizations. The location
for fre? quarters is In Mitchell's hall, No.
£•23 North Thirteenth street, only a short
walk from the Continental hotel.
Through the courtesy of President J.
J. [ill, of the Great Northern railway,
the department commander is enabled
to furnish all comrades and their fam
ilies accon.panying the special train free
sleeping car accommodations through
from Minneapolis and St. Paul to Phila
delphia and return in the splendid tourist
sleeping cars of the Great Northern rail
way uhich are tendered the Grand Army
of Minnesota for the occasion. These
cars will be run through from the Twin
Cities to Philadelphia in the headquar
ters special. This will mean a saving
cf not less than $G in sleeping car ex
penses for each double berth on the
round trip. These cars are fitted up with
cooking ranges enabling comrades to ar
l-anga for their own coffee and eatables
en route. The train will stop, however,
at regular eating stations for meals. A
colored porter accompanies each car.
Immediate application should be made
to B. M. Hicks, assistant adjutant gen
eral, 1117 Lumber Exchange, Minne
apolis, for sleeping space in these cars.
Those dtsirir.fi: sleeping space in the
standard palace sleepers on the head
quartord tirain should also make imme
diate application, enclosing $7, the price
of a double berth, Minneapolis or St.
Paul to Philadelphia. A double berth
will accos>^moda.te two persons.
The "official route" will be via the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway to
Chicago. thenc« to Philadelphia via the
Baltimore & Ohio. A special headquar
ters train will leave the Milwaukee depot
at Minneapolis at t):25 p. m., and Union
depot, SL. Paul, -at 6:55 p. m., Sept. 1, IS9D,
and will be run through without change
to Philadelphia, leaving Chicago over the
B. & O. at la. in. Saturday, and will stop
at Harper's Fe'rry Sunday Cor dinner and
give ample time to visit the numerous
historic scenes of this noted place. The
train will make a stop of rive or six
hours Sunday .afternoon and evening in
Washington, giving, a chance to see all
of the government buildings and take
car rides over the city. Th<» special train
will arrive in Philadelphia Monday morn
ing at 7 o'clock, giving all of the fore
ncon to secure accommodations in private
houses to those who prefer it to hotels or
the free quarter?, and be ready to view
the naval parade, which will move at 2
p. m. Monday.
The train will consist of comfortable
and commodious tourist sleeping cars and
standard nalace sleeoers. It will run
through Hastings about 7:::2, Red Wing
about 8:03; L"a£e City about 5:27, Wabasha
about,^9:so, I*;e Crosae ttbeal K>«sd, all—p.
m., and on through. Sparta, Tomtih, Port
agt>, \V:i;.'i-,.i\vu arid Milwaukee to Chica
go. The selection of the "old " reliable"
C, M. & St. T. as the. "official line" will
serve in the best, possible manner the
largest number of comrades throughout
the state of Minnesota. Comrades living
on the line of the Hastings ■'<■ Dakota 1 di
vision of thai road will reach the head
quarters special at Minneapolis. Those
living on the line of the Southern Minne
sota division, will reach the headquarters
special at La Crosse. Those Rving on
the line of the "VVabasha division, at Wa
basha. Those living on the lowa & Min
nesota division north of Owatonna (Farl
bault, Northfleld, Farmington, •■!(•.) will
reach the headquarters special at S;.
Paul.
Comrades "living on the Groat Northern,
Northern l?a< ific. Sop line, St. Paul &
Duluth and Eastern Railway of Minne
sota v/ii! reach the headquarters special
at Minneapolis or St. Paul.
Th- parade will be on Tuesday, Sept. .".
The sessions of the encampment on
Wednesday &n$ Thursday. Sept. fi and 7.
The local committee in charge of hotel ac
commodations, free quarters, camp ftres,
hails for reunions, etc., have communicat
ed with every post of the Grand Army
ni' the Republic direct. Posts, organiza
tions, committee's or comrajdea desiring
to be advised on matters pertaining to
tho exercise? or entertainment of the
week should communicate at earliest date
with the secretary of the local commit
tee, Robert TV Beath. southwert corner
Fifth and Chestnut streets, Philadelphia,
Pa.
THE KELLY ESTA'IE.
Lawyer Wilson Hm n $1,100 Claim
Airain.st It.
Judge Kelly yesterday Issued an order
i matter of the estate of Patrick
Kelly, incompetent, directing the St. Paul
Trust company, as guardian, to pay to
Mrs. Margaret Kelly $359 in full for the
it of herself and daughter up :■>
Dec. 31. 1593. and $90Q per year, payable
monthly hereafter for maintenance. Mrs.
Kelly and taef Batighter arc still occupy
ing the homestead. The court yesterday
had under consideration a claim against
the estate presented by C. C. Wilson, a
Rochi rney, who ask for $1400 for
servii ■xl in trying- to secure
Kelly's releaseTrom the Rochester asy
lum on a writ of habeas corpu?.
No objectionable • stairs to climb at
Haynes'-, studio. > It is on ' the ground
floor, coVner Selby and Virginia avenues.
TheiklLEPlnlOPlt'
jis*^ 6R*NGSRIE
UOKth ,50lfTH.EASTl»WE3"
WITHIN r SPEAK(NG DISTANCE
Yes,-we are all in one nation,
and hav^ be&n so for over 100
years. BJut vre never got so close
togetheHas i^now the case, when
the long/distance telephone has
put all the coiintry at the elbow of
every enterprising 1 business man.
It is no longer necessary to
write or telegraph. All that is
required is to talk and get an
answer then and there.
THE NORTHWESTERN
TELEPHONE EXCHANGE CO.
SURPRISE IN STORE
FOR CERTAIN" PROPERTY OWNERS
WHO PAID *NO TAXES
' - LAST YEAR
RESOLUTION BY ME. POWERS
On Examining the Property List He
Finds That Nearly One-Third at
the Names Are of Persons Who
Were Not Assessed Last Year-
Victims, In the Main, Those Who
Have Paid Taxes Before.
The board of equalization completed its
work yesterday and will meet for the last
time at 10 a. m. today to adopt a formal
resolution making the changes decided
upon. At the meeting Commissioner Pow.
ers will spring a surprise by introducing
a resolution setting aside ihe raises made
by the board and accepting the returns
made by the parties interested. The com
missioner bases his action on a new prin
ciple:
I am of the opinion that nearly all the
raises in valuations made by the board
of equalization are unfair," he said yester
day. "Upon looking over the list 1 find
that probably one-third of the names are
of persons who were not assessed last
year. Now, every increase made by the
board has been where the vieUm l>as paid
taxes last year. For instance, suppose a
firm had $1,000 worth of goods and paid
taxes last year on that amount. This
year there may be only $500, and that
amount is returned to the assessor. Sim
ply because the valuation last year was
higher the board, without any further in
vestigation, raises to last year's figures.
At the same time a man may have re
turned $200 this year when he paid nothing
in IS9B. and the board accepts his figures.
He is just as likely to have $1,000 this year
as the people that have been raised to the
basis of last year. I regard this plan as
an injustice and intend to put lhe mayor
and other members of the board on rec
ord. I am willing to consent to a raise
all around to any percentage that will
bring the amount needed, but I regard
the plan of singling out rtrms and individ
uals that were unfortunate enough to
have been assessed last year as being un
fair."
A MILLION DOLLARS SHY.
Ihe work nf the board has resulted to
a net increase of about $212,000 in the fig
ures returned by the assessor and makt.>
the total valuation $14,:W5,G01, as against
i'i-V>.77,-101 for last year, or a shortage of
$1,1(9*800 that will have to be made up
by the state board of equalization. The
state board will have no other recourse,
because, presuming that the valuation of
the personal property in Ramsey county
not bo less than last year, the fig
ures of last year were figured in comput
ing the 11.I 1.- mill levy for the state revenue
fund.
As the figures stand now the personal
property of Ramsey county has an as
sessed valuation of $14,3^5,501, comprising
the following: items: Horses and mules,
$239,672; cattle, $lll,0G2; sheep, $SSO; hogs,
$3,945; wagons and carriages, £450,253; sew
ing and knittir.gr machines, $74,686; watch
es and clocks. $102,105; melodeons and or
gans, $14,535; pianos, $326,457: household
and office furniture, $1,577,76;»; agricultural
tools and implements. $24,3.>J; gold and
silver plated ware, $58,649; diamonds and
jewelry, $69,384; franchises, annuities, roy
alties, etc., $9,5C6; steamboats and sail
ing vessels, $3,755; goods and merchandise,
$3,37(3,375; materials and manufactured ar
ticles, $428,587; manufacturers' tools, ma
chinery, etc., $449,810; money of banks,
bankers, brokers, etc., $38,232; credits of
banks, bankers, brokers, etc., $21,422; other
moneys, $225,344r other credits, $1,480,510;
bonds and stocks, $451,065; bank stocks,
$2,067»709; capital stock of companies out
sidt state. 11,600;" stock and furniture of
saloons and eating houses, including bil
llnrd tables, $77,815; all other property,
$2,a52,595; elevators and warehouses, $IG,
--4::::; improvements on lands held under
homestead laws, $41,150; dogs, $4,455. The
assessors only found ono ox in the coun
ty and located 811 dogs, which were as
sessed at $5 each, on the principle, appar
ently, that a canine that is not worth $5
is worth nothing.
S K VKRAi, RF:DL"CTIONS.
The jobbing houses, department stores
and larger retail firms monopolized near
ly the whole time of the beard at yester
day's session. The Hackett Hardware
company was reduced from >7f>,000 to $60,
--000; Noyes Bros. & Cutler fn.m $125,000 to
*110,000, Schwab, Swift & Co., from $10,500
to $6,560; Kellogg, Johnson & Co., from
$40,006 to Sol.000; Tarbox, Schliek & Co.,
from $50,000 to ?40,000, Mer.k Bros, from
510.565 to $5,62&; M. I^. Finkeistein from
$10,000 to $2,500; IjOius Cavitzel from $700
to STsOO; florrigan Bros, from $2,500 to
$1,500, Anna W. Clark from $2.^0 to $l,5tK).
The receiver of the Pennsylvania &
Ohio Coal company wrote from Chicago
protesting ugainst an assessment on
$5,300, because the company has no prop
erty in St. Paul. The board was of the
opinion that there was $5,300 worth here
on May 1 when the assessment was made
and the amount was allowed to stand.
The St. P:>i city Railway company had
returned ?41K,€00 in personal properly, and
the assessor had raised this to $716,000,
10 include the franchise. Commissioner
Wright suggested a further raise of 20
per cent and the valuation was finally
fixed at even $900,000. Then the St. Paul
Gas company caine in for an overhauling.
Aid. Reeves, of the special committee.
presented a statement from the company
showing that the capitalization is 15.000
shares of stock at a par value of $100.
The market value on May 1 was, however,
stated to have been $46.50 per share, or a
tetal of $697,500. After deducting for real
estate Investments the assessed valuation
was left at $501,175. These iijures were ac
cepted by the board.
WA\TS TO DISSOLVE.
< liarlen J. Barns Snej» His Partner
!'»r :'.n Accounting.
Owing to a disagreement, Charles J.
Burns yesterday commenced suit in the
district court against Charles B. De Witt,
with whom ho was in partnership, asking
(or a. dissolution of the partnership; for
the appointment of a receiver and for an
acc< anting. The two were engaged in
the livery business at Fifth and Cedar
streets. They formed the partnership in
June, 189G, under an agreement by which
the profits and losses were to be shared
equally. Mow Burns claims that De Witt
has been collecting partnership money
that he has neglected to turn over, and
that he has rented a building on Carroll
street with the intention of removing the
assets of the firm there. The plaintiff sets
forth that the firm owns about $900, an
amount that is about equal to the value
of the assets.
A.9 A HOP EXPERT.
Detective Mnrnane to Describe a
Real Opium Joint.
Tom Long, a fat little Chinaman, and
his long, lank friend, Jo Foo, appeared in
police court yesterday with W. G. Pelke,
charged with frequenting an opium joint.
Long is held as keeper of the place, which
was conducted at 65 East Sixth street, and
the other two as visitors. Attorney An
derson made a strong plea for the China
men and their white friend, but the case
was continued until Tuesday, in order to
give Detective Murnane a chance to go
on the stand and give expert testimony
regnrdlng what constitutes an opium out
fit. The paraphernalia captured in the
raid made by Sergeant Wright and of
ficers from the central station, occupied
a prominent position before Judge Hine.
OASTORIA.
eaM *• j* The Kind You Haw Always Bougfct
Signature fj* _r J rf*
of *~Aa&% /<&€&*#%(
- - - ■ - "— :-^
SATURDAY HALF HOLIDAY. The interest in our Satur
daj Half Holidays is growing day by day. All classes of people—
the rich and the poor—make it a point to come here Saturday
mornings to show their appreciation of liberal store methods.
\Te close at one o'clock on Saturdays during July and August.
Almost Giving Away Wash Skirts.
There are just 95 Fine Wash Skirts left. We'll make two lots
of them at prices which will clear them out in a few hours. We'll
do much better than half price—we'll sell them for LESS THAN
HALF COST.
46 of the Finest Wash Skirts that ever cam- to St. Paul
White Piques, Colored Piques, Ducks and Burlaps, some elabor
ately trimmed with braid. The cheapest we (Tr) A^
used to sell for $4.50; most of them were $5.75, g {|i§
and some $7.50. Choice this morning- for vLiVV
49 Fine Wash Skirts of all kinds—Piques, Ducks and Linens
--plain, strapped or braided. The cheapest ones rift-d f^f**
used to b« $2.5©; most of them were $3.50, and .TW I #rfc
$4.00. Choice of these for ; 4JIeJ-LJ
NOTE. The sale will be beeun at 8:30 o'clock—not b«fore.-
JNo alterations will be made and none will be sold on approval or
exchanged.
A Rousing Sale of Wash Goods.
One hundred pieces of the well known "Toile du Nord" Dress
Ginghams, never sold under 10c and g-enerally sold at 12; < cents.
Russian Ducks for Skirts, worth 10 cents.
New Teazled Outing- Flannel.
All of these—3oo pieces in all, for
5c
5 Cents
a yard from 8 till 1 o'clock today.
Corset Room.
Seven interesting- sales from 8
till 1 o'clock today.
Good Summer Corsets, 23 CENTS.
"Louise" Suuimer Corsets, £0
CENTS.
$1.25 "W. B." Batiste Corsets for $1.
Fine Cambric Corset Covers for 25
CENTS.
£0c Cambric Drawers for 39 CENTS.
Four styles of Muslin Gowns, /ft
neatly trimmed with embroid- ll*fC
ery, $1.00 kinds, for... v/v
Three styles of Muslin Skirts, with
deep flounce of two insertions Qp
or embroidery, $1.25 kinds, M iC
for VJt/w
New Negligee Shirts at New Prices.
Cluett, Peabody & Co., the makers of the famous "Monarch"
Shirts, are Closing- out stock. We got first pick of the lot and the
new stock will go on sale this morning.
"Monarch" Negligee Shirts of Japanese creps.iud best Madras
cloths— all in carefully selected patterns. They used
to cost from $13.50 to $15.00 a dczen and the iowest gfT'l3 £*■■ /fly
retail price was $1.50. |P i |§!i
From 8 till 1 o'clock today only , *^ lU^r v
"Monarch" fine quality white or colored Madras sa P=a
Shirts with an extra pair of separate cuffs, the very / [*%£*
best $1.00 shirts in the market, from 8 till 1 o'clock M L^^
Field, Schlick & Co.
JSiRKET PLM DRAGS
CLATJiKI) THAT THE IS HI.K V\
IiEAIJIOUS AKE MERELT SI'VU
RING FOR TIME
HOLD AN INFORMAL MEETING
Harvey OiHeer, One of Hie Vestry
men of Christ Cliuroli. Assures the
Committee 'J'lisit the OrsanlxAllon
Would 7>ot I'rorc an Oh*trm*tloii
i.st—City I» >"»t Willing *» I'ay
Three l'r-icen for a Jlarket Site.
Harvey Officer. Maj. John Espy and
Rev. Charles D. Andrews, vestrymen and
rector of Chii.sl church, were present at
a meeting of the special council committee
on market sites yesterday afternoon. The
session was an informal one, owing to the
fact that only Aid. Bell and Assembly
man Benson, of the committee, T.vere pres
ent. It is evident that the committee will
report to the council that its first choice
for a market site is the block bounded by
Franklin, Exchange, Fifth and Fourth
streets providing that the owners of the
property do not insist on the city paying
three prices for the land.
( hrist church owns the land a.t the
northwest corner of Fourth and Franklin
setreets, and Mr. Officer, as one of the
vestrymen of the church, assured the
i-oiT.mittee that the church would no^ *>~
an obstructionist in case the city wanietl
the block for a market. All the church
would ;»sk was a fair valuation for the
land and improvements taken. He sug
gested that perhaps some arrangement
could be made by which the church would
be allowed to remain for a year or so
until arrangements could be made for a
removal to some other location. He was
not prepared to give any figures as to
the valuation, or say definitely what ac
tion the vestry would take. Reuben War
ner, W. H. Lightner and two others of
the vestry board were absent from the
city, and would not be home for a
week or ten days, but as soon as pos
sible a meeting would be called and a
definite proposition made to the com
mittee. Mr. Officer said he did not think
the location of the market would prevent
the work of the church being carried on
for a year or so until another location
near the brow of St. Anthony hill could
BINDING TWINE.
Sisal Binding Twine. B%c per pound; Standard Binding Twine. 8-%e per pound.
600 feet Manila Binding Twine, '■■'■■.■■ per pound. All new Twine. Send in your or
ders at once. We can ship immediately. Remember, our Twine is first-class. We
are shipping orders the day they are received. Will fill telegraph orders providing
your banker or express ag<vnt telegraphs us amount deposited subject to our order.
GUNS AND /\m/V\UINITION
at Wholesale Prices to Everybody. Send for Gun Catalogue giving wholesale
prices. We sell more sport4ng goodr. than any other house in the Northwest.
Tents, Hunting: Coats. Hats, Caps; Beits, Boots, Sh.-H Boxes, Dog Whips, Collars.
B'scuits, Buy your Tonts and Guns of U3. surt. Large Gun Catalog', W) pages, size
9%@12V2, sent postage paid, on receipt of 3e.
T. I. ROBERTS SUPPLY H9BE»
In the Lineit Room.
NAPKINS. Only 35 dozen Cream
Linen Damask Napkins, full (*f /jr
Is sizes, regular price $1.75, s|| /H
from 8 till 1 o'clock tyUbtJ
TOWELING. 800 yards bleached
"Barasley" Linen Toweling-, ex- A
tra heavy, 17 inches wide, best Uf*
12%c quality. Saturday, haif day yV
CARVING CLOTHS. 58 plain Lin
en Hemstitched Carving Cloths, with
dainty drawn work, size 18x27 >JA
inches, regular price 45c and JillC
50c, fram 8 till 1 o'clock C/UV
WHITE MADRAS. 600 yards r
White Madras for Shirt Waists, nP
from 8 till 1 o'clock only VW
tired. The ground occupied by the
.-. Mr. Officer said, might be taken,
but the church and guild hn!l would have
to be excepted for some years.
The committee reported that other large
holders of propeuy in the block were will
ing to dispose of their holdings at. a rea-
Bonable figure, ;u\d the only question
Which now confronts the committee is :<.*
to tln> raisins of the money to pay for
the site. Comptroller MeCardy favors
but half a square being taken this year,
owing to the fact that the purchase, or
condemnation, of an entire block would
cause an increase in the tax levy of at
least one mill. This Increase i based
on the price paid being about $100,000 for
any site, and. If th.' property owners
should make the total for the land to be
taken anything- over this figure, it would
mean more than a mill Increase.
It is reported that the desire of the "
comptroller and others of the Republican
leaders in the council, is to put over tha
selection of a site until next year in
order that the increase in the tax levy,
which would have to follow tho location '
or" a market site, would not Inter
with the re-dection of the Republican
ticket.
Th<- market committee will not meet
again until after the vestrymen of Christ
church have held a meeting- and con
sidered the proposition.
JAW BO\K PRA( Tl HKi).
C. !•'. Brown Sjs-in-k l>y a Piece wf
Flyiiifir Iron.
Manager ('. F. Brown, of the Griffi*
Wheel works, was painfully Injured yes
terday at the shops, nrhili ndlng
the shearing of a steel rail. A flying
piece of iron struck him In the face,
fracturing the jaw bone and indicting
painful bruises. The Injured man was
removed to St. Joseph's hospital. Mr.
Brown resides at 855 Phalen avenue.
THI.MCS SHE IS RIGHT.
3lasrfirle tlHßielloi Believe* a Market
I.leense TTiiimrr ■■■! j.
Maggie Masiello appeared in court yes
terday without tho market Gardners' li
cense, which Judge Hine ordered her to
procure. She intimated that she could do
business without a license, and desired to
test the ordinance governing such cases.
She has retained Attorney McGhee, and
her case will come up for trial on Tues
day.
HALF-RATE EXdTKSTOIfS
Via St. I'ntil & Dalnlli Railroad.
On Saturdays and Sundays excursion
tickets at half-rates to Taylor's FaWa
(Interstate Park), Llr.dstrom, Chisago
City, Hush City, Pine City, etc. Good
returning any train Monday.
- -.-.Hihseapolls,-' Minn.
isc

xml | txt