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What the merchant prince of
America, John Wanamaker, says
of the
YOSE
PIANO
"This is a piano of the very
highest class. The musical quality
is superb. For half a century it
has been growing to perfection. It
is a piano of the highest artistic
construction. It is of unsurpassed
beauty of design, possessing every
quality of tone, action, etc., etc.,
that the most artistic purchaser
could desire." Sole agents:
RMugjßftusH
Bftp"wK« company
3* »IOH StPETE* & MWIT STY 'J
ST. PALL, MINN.
tiTY NEWS.
L. P. Hunt, editor of the Mankato
Free Press, arrived in the city last night
and is at the- Windsor.
The Y. M. C. A. gymnasium will be
closed all next week to allow the new
apparatus to be placed In position.
W. F. Down, charged with assault and
battery, pleaded guilty In the police
court >e-sterday and was allowed to sign
a peace bond.
F. E. Horey has given a bill of sale to
J. C. Manning on the stock and lixtures
in the saloon at 159 East Seventh street.
The consideration is $700.
The case against Frederick P. Houli
han, charged by his wife with non-
Mipport. was continued unt'l this morn
ing In the police court yesterday.
William 11. Compton, recently exam
ined for a position In the regular army,
lias been assigned to duty at Fort Meade
as second lieutenant in the Thirteenth
cavalry.
Alston Hamilton, a first lieutenant in
the regular array, and who is in this city
on recruiting service, has been promoted
to a captaincy In the artillery branch of
the service.
Suit has been commenced in the United
States court by the Wachusett National
bank, of Fitchburg, Mass.. against the
Minnesota Thresher- company to enforce
the payment of a note for $2,250.
The Count and Countess Larlsch, of
Bavaria, who are making a tour of the
United States, were in the city for a
short time yesterday, en route to the
coast. They dim d at the Hotel Ryan.
The street and sewer force will next
Monday be paid-$9,412 for the two weeks
eliding July 28. Owing to a shortage in
Hie fund the force has been reduced by
the city engineer to less than thirty
nit
Isaac Newton, arrested a few days
ago for being drunk, was taken from the
cou-uty.jail to the city hospital yester
day. The man, according to the jail
ers, was - suffering from delirium tre
mens. .
George A. Whitehorne, father of G. B.
Whitehorne, who has been critically ill
for some time past, was last evening re
ported to be very low and once more
fears are entertained that he may not
recover.
In order to prevent a spread of
diphtheria, Dr. Ohage has notified the
hoard of school Inspectors that all school
buildings must be thoroughly cleaned and
fumigated before the opening of school.
Other precautions will also be taken.
A mect'ng of the board of trustees of
the Minnesota Mutual Life company was
held yesterday afternoon. It was de
cided to enlarge the board of trustees
from five to seven members. Messrs.
A. H. Llndeke and Kenneth Clark were
sleeted members.
August Anderson, living on Hoffman
avenue, was given thirty days In the
workhouse by Judge Hine of the polite
court yesterday for cruelty to animals.
lie was given the privilege of paying a
line of $25, but up to a late hour the
f lis had not been paid.
The Primary Sunday School Teachers'
union will meet this afternoon in the
rarlOrs of the House of Hope church.
The programme will consist of a selec
tion of readings. The lesson will be
taught by Miss Helen Wallace, and a
YERXA
Bring your prescriptions to our New
Priig Department and get the benefit of
our fresh Pure Drugs, Expert Compound
ing and Cut Prices. T
SPECIAL GROCERY BARGAIN
"When ordered intact just as this as
sortment is made out:
30 lbs best Granulated Sugar $1.00
1 sack Yerxa's Extra Flour $2.00
6 lbs Hoffman House Coffee, known
a 1 over the country as best $1.50
" lbs Fine New Crop Tea, any variety.sl.s)
2 lbs Baking Powder 50c
1 bottle Extract Lemon, double
strength 25c
1 bottle Extract Vanilla, double
strength 25c
IMb Cocoanut, fresh and white 20c
$7.20
P'flf ho? L^rge 4-basket crates Lemon Cling
'Utllb'); and Freestone n£_
Peaches 03b
Fetches, Knc^ B.; 25c
Fresh Eluefisli in our Market,
r i7P ' h "050 A splendid lot from the state
I l.tD II juOG dairy department prize contest I
rich, mild Full-cream I A n '
Cheese, rer round ifu
Pr" 7 0 llffcr Frcm the state dairy department
I litu 1 UliGI prize contest. This brings forth
the test efforts of the best butter
mskers of this banner butter state. Result: the
test 'utter i i the world. Per 00a
pound LLv
Ir. 20-pound tubs, only 21c
Possess EHeaf Market
Fresh Rib Roast Beef, per lb &c
Boneless Rolled Rib Bref. per lb 12c
Fresh Sirloin Steaks, mr lb l^-ic
Shoulder Roast, per lb c
Pot Roast, per lb 7c
Boiling Beef, ptr It 4c
Fresh Young Spring Chickens, per lb. 15c
8-lb cans Sauerkraut 8c
COFFEE.
Hff HIV 'ri!CO Coffee—lnvigorating, mild-
W I ma LUJB ly stimulating and Ofl,,
delicious ii flavor, pound OUt)
Feb I perlb 9 ' 22C
Put this bleid in Mace of any 30c or 35c coffee
In town. You will be pleased with the result.
ii'on C'jifes— Colds.-i Rio and Santos blend
UUI Gil that makes a delicious cup of C*
coffee... IOC
F. P. VEBXA & CO.
SEVENTH AND CEDAE *£&
question drawer on Sunday school man
agement conducted by Mrs. L. J. Lee."
This afternoon an excursion to Prescott,
Wis., will be made by the West Pub
lishing Company's Employes' cluib and
their friends on the steamer I.ora. The
boat will leave at 1:30 and will have
music on board for -dancing. Round trip,
50 cents. . A game of baseball.will be
played at Prescott against the Farwell,
Ozmun & Kirk Company team.
CLAUSSEN AS AUTHOR
! CITY ENGINEER TO PUBLISH BOOK
I ON USES AND ABUSES OK STREETS
Policemen and Civic Officials to Be
I-ii ishcei Vi.th Useful Com
pendium on Street
Ordinances.
"Uses and Abuses of the Streets and
Thoroughfares of the City of St. Paul"
will be the title of a booklet which
policemen and others whose duties are j
the enforcement of the laws will shortly' ■.
be expected to carry and to study.
Briefly, the little volumnc, the scheme !
for which has emanated from the busy
brain of City Engineer Claussen, will be I
a compendium of ready knowledge fur- I
nished "while you wait," and the admoni
tion to its possessor "to consult this
when in doubt," is intended to assist j
materially in a vigorous thumbing of its I
knowledge-laden pages.
For several months Air. Claussen, dur
ing brief idle moments, has had the book
in preparation, and he expects shortly to
appeal to ..he council for its legal com
pilation and publication, and the passage
of an ordinance authorizing it as a part
of the equipment of every police officer
and street official in St. Paul.
The proposed book will contain the text
and substance of every law now on the
statute books relating to the streets and
highways of St. Paul, while included also
will be the license rates and form of per
mits that must be shown when the
streets are to be torn up or obstructions
placed thereon. _ The procedure in each
case incumbent upon the police officer or
officials to stop .infractions of the laws
contained in the little volume will also
be given.
"The compilation of this book, and. the
codification of laws as they relate to my
department, I have had in mind for some
months," raid City Engineer Claussen in
speaking of the scheme yesterday.
"When it is published, 1 intend that a
copy shall be placed in the hands of
every policeman and member of my de
partment, and I shall expect that the
custodian of such copies will see that tho
laws therein are obeyed. To myself the
hook that I propose will be of great bene
fit, furnishing at a glance information
that it often takes hours to get owing
to the present scattered condition of the
city ordinances.
TO DEDICATE NURSERY
HARRIET ISLAND ANNEX TO BE
OPENED TO PUBLIC MONDAY
City Mini County Official!* " Will Be
Present mill Assist in the
Ceremony—Public Is .. ,
..invited. . ;i .
The free day nursery on Harriet island
I will be formally dedicated to the public
next Monday evening at 7 o'clock *
Dr. Whitcorofb, who has fathered the j
i project from the start, and who has been ,
I liberal, both with funds an., hard work, !
j announced yesterday that the building |
j was completed. Ha has arranged, for !
. its dedication Monday evening,, and, fol-
I lowing that, the playhouse will be given i
| over to the use of the little ones.
The general public is invited to attend !
! the ceremony. Mayor Smith and the
| city and county officials will be present
I and short speeches will -be made by sev
eral of them. ....
Two months ago Dr. Whitcom'b pro
posed the construction of a day nursery
I on Harriet island, by the introduction of
an ordinance In the city council calling
! for an appropriation of $1,500. Owing to
j a depletion of the general' -fund, " the
money was not forthcoming, and ur.
Whitcomb immediately took steps to
have it built despite this fact.
The aid of Dr. Ohage was invoked and
how well these two officials have suc
ceeded is shown' In the substantial build
| ing that now adorns the west end Of the
: Island and which will be thrown open
jto the public Monday evening. By hard
j work liberal contributions were obtained
i through public subscription, and while a
i portion of the debt remains unpaid, suf
ficient was advanced to allow the con
struction of the building without de
lay. 7VV
Through the aid of a number of civic
bodies and charitable persons much of
| the furnishings have been provided for. I
and this.- will be sufficient to accommo
date the children that will use the build
ing this year. Next year it is proposed
to furnish the building on a more elab
orate plan. It is also possible that ad
ditions will be made.
JUDGE HARNEY'S VISIT
MONTANA JURIST PASSES THROUGH
ST. PAUL YESTERDAY.
Judge E. W. Harney, of Butte, Mont.,
who has gained much notoriety by rea
son of his recent decision awarding F.
A. Heinze, of New York, the ownership
of the Minnie Healey mine, valued at
$10,000,000, as well as his alleged liaison
during the time of the trial with Mr 3
Ada H. Brackett, formerly a Minneapo
lis woman, registered at the Ryan yes
terday morning and left by an evening
train for the East. Judge Harney kept
himself in seclusion all day and mani
fested a desire to avoid public gaze.
Mrs. Brackett was not in evidence, the
judge coming and going alone. His des
tination is unknown, although it is ru
mored that he'will '"do" the Pan-Ameri
can exposition at Buffalo en route. -
WILL FURNISH MAP
BOARD OF POLICE TO GET INFOR-
MATION THEY ASK FOR.
City Engineer Claussen will shortly
sufomlt to the legal department maps
on which will be noted poles and wires
and other obstructions now incumbering
the streets and highways. -
The maps will permit the legal depart
ment to ascertain what companies are
using the streets without authority, and
from them will be obtained a report
which In turn will be given to the police
board in answer to their request for in
formation.
Mr. Claussen says he has no positive
information that any corporation is at
present using the streets without author
ity^
HURT ON LAFAYETTE BRIDGE.
Joseph HoMcli WuiitM I*l,lloo From
City lop Injuries Sustained.
Joseph Hosch yesterday filed a claim
against the city for $1.01*) as the result
of Injuries sustained while crossing the
Lafayette street bridge last month.
Iron plates at the entrance of the bridge
were loose end caught the wheel of his
buggy, with the result that the whiffl.;
trtes broke and he was pulled over the
dashboard by his team. He says his in
juries are permanent.
THE ST. PAUI, GLOBE,. SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1901.
REBUKED BY BUNN
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAVE NO
POWER TO COMPROMISE
TAXES
BOARD'S POWER IS LIMITED
City Railway Company's Assessment
of $2,100,000, XVill Probably
Be Siistuim-cl in Dis
trict Court.
Judge Bunn filed an important de
cision yesterday, by which it is decided
that the board of county commissioners
had not the power under the law, to com- j
promise the personal tax assessment of
the St. Paul City Railway company for
the year 1900, and the court lays down '
the law in the premises in language not
to be mistaken. ' 7-7
The valuation originally placed upon
the property of the company was $2,100,
--000. The assessment was contested by
the- company, after which suit ; was
brought by County Treasurer Metzdorf
to enforce payment of the money.
In the meantime, the board of county
commissioners passed a resolution re
ducing the valuation to $1,600,000, on
which the tax would be $25,840, making a
net reduction of about $18,000 in the
tax.
The present contention came up on the
plaintiff's demurrer to the supplemental
answer of the railway company, which
is sustained by the court, with a stay
of twenty days.
In a memorandum, Judge Bunn holds
that the county board had no power
to compromise proceedings to recover de
linquent taxes.
The argument that the hoard has pow
er to commence suit, in behalf of the
county, and therefore necessarily, pow
er to terminate it toy compromise or
otherwise, the court holds, has no appli
cation to a proceeding in court to col
lect taxes. The machinery to collect
taxes is provided by statute, and no du
ties are conferred on the board, nor is
it given any power or discretion in the
matter.
The county is not the only party in
interest, both the state of Minnesota
and the city of St. Paul having a direct
interest in the litigation.'
The powers of the board are clearly
no greater than those of the county, and
they are quite limited, in respect to the
levy, assessment and collection of taxes.
In conclusion the court says: "I can
say without hesitation that the power
is not possessed toy the board, which was
acting without the approval or consent j
of the state auditor."
COW HAD A THIRST.
Suit Over One Which Drank Ten
|Palls of Water.
An action has been commenced by Ed
ward Pothen against John Doe, whose
true name is unknown, to recover pos
session of a cow which strayed or was
stolen from his premises on Gaultler
street.
The cow was afterward found in the
yard of Mrs. Zeboniski, who explained
that she had found it lying on the street 1
sick from inattention. Pothen attempted
to doctor the cow, and on leading the
animal to a well it drank ten pails of" •■
water. On seeing this Mrs. Zeboniski
raised her hands in horror and entered
a loud protest, saying that the cow
would drink her well dry.
Bank Win.* a Check Case,
Judge Bunn has filed a decision in the.
case of Anton H. Rostad against the
Union bank, in which judgment is or
dered for the defendant .
i The suit involved a check for 5750 on
■ the First National bank, of Hillsboro,
; N. D., and in a memorandum the, court
' says that there is no doubt of the right
i of a bank to refuse payment where the
| depositor's account has been attached
before presentation of the check. It ;
j was, however, the duty of the bank to
! return the check to the person to whom
I it was made out and notify him of the
situation. ~~-
-=> > SIX'
Cane of Family Wrangled. Z'i.OL
Nellie Juneau, residing on Como ave
nue, was examined in the probate court
yesterday on the charge of Insanity.
which was preferred by her mother-in
law, Mary Juneau. In her complaint the'
latter charged that the young woman
is insanely jealous of her husband.'and
that In brooding over her fancied troubles
she had become demented. Judge . Ba
zille found that it was more a case of
domestic wrangles and jars, and Mrs.
Juneau was discharged.
J. C. Caltanne Is Insolvent.
A petition In bankruptcy was filed In
the United States court yesterday by
Julius C. Cabanne, a local cigar dealer
and traveling salesman. His -abilities
are scheduled at $1,021 and his assets at
$212, the principal article of value being
a gold chain. - . ■-:
His Salary Is Garnished.
T. C. Borg has begun suit in Justice
Baker's court to recover $25 from Frank
Battley, ex-custodian of the court
house, and that amount, which was due
him from the city, has been garnished.
A suit for a similar amount has also
been instituted by Samuel Johnson, son
of County Auditor Johnson.
Gets Lot In Fee Simple.
In the case of Lucretla M. Pomroy et
al., against the city of St. Paul, in which
action was brought to quiet the title to
a certain lot, Judge Bunn yesterday or
dered judgment for the plaintiff, who is
to have the property in fee simple.
ASSESSMENTS RAISED
COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
PUTS IN A BUSY DAY.
Very Few Applications for Abate
ment Were Favorably Acted I'yon
—Wholesale and Retail Deal- ;
ers Attended To.
The county board of equalization met
yesterday afternoon and received reports
from the committees to whom were re
ferred the applications for abatement
from the wholesale and retail dealers.
Among others, the wholesale committee
reported as having agreed upon the fol
lowing amounts:
Robinson-. & Strouse, returned $18,000;
fixed at $2i.C00. ™.
Frankel & Co., returned $8,150; fixed
at 510,000.
Wright, Barrett & Stilwell, fixed at
$40,000. - .;V-..-
North Star Brewing company, returned
$6,480; fixed at $8,000.
American Grass Twine company,
returned $36,200; assessed, $86,200; fixed at
$36,200.
Noyes Bros. & Cutler, returned $143.0-30;
fixed at $160,000.
Edison Electric Light company, raised
$14,000; total assessment,. $76,680.
Manhattan Light and Power company
raised to $10,000. -::*■*'■
New York Life Insurance company, re
turned $10,000; fixed at $18,500.
Nonatuck Silk company, fixed at $10,000.
W. H. Lightner, returned $4,200; fixed
at $6,600. . ■■-■ -..'-■
Oliver Dalrymple, returned $1,780; fixed
at $6,200.
Among the retailers the following were
returned: Plymouth clothing house, fixed
at $20,000; Anheuser-Busch company,
fixed at $3,7"0; Bannon & Co., fixed at
$35,000; Hub Clothing company, fixed at
$6,000; Levy & Harrison, fixed at $11,000.
CASTORIA
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the y^Tg s/1/si "
Signature of Ca4ua/^ly^&£Ztk4
NEW BUILDING LAWS
NEXT MOfljTH.. -.' MANY EXISTING
ABUSES WILL, BE
ABATED
M —j—.

NO MORE-? SPECIAL PERMITS
Council 'Will No Longer Have Power
to Puss Over Head or Build
in Inspector's De
. partment.
Sept. 1 the new buildings laws will be
come operative and then the much abused
practice, of special permits, allowing vio
lations of the building laws already in
force will cease. , V
Probably the most flagrant violation of
the building laws now existing is the is
suing, by the council, of special permits :
allowing the construction of frame
shacks and structures ,In the Are limits.
Application to the building department
for permits allowing these infractions of j
the city building laws always meets with
prompt refusal, but relief from exacting
officials is generally secured by appeal
to the council, which invariably, on tr.e
petition of the - aldermen of the ward in
which the work is to hs done, acquiesces
and orders the issuing of the permit.
The new building laws which go into
effect with the opening of September,
were provided for by the framers of the
present charter and their preparation and
passage have cost the city a large sum,
not to speak of the costs that will yet -c
required to make them legal and oper
ative.
By the charter the provisions of the
new laws are exacting, both upon the
building department and the council, and
no act of the latter body can bring
about their evasion in any way. If con
sidered too drastic, the only way out of
the difficulty is the appointment' of
another commission, and the entire re
drafting of the laws.
During the present year, fifty special
permits have been issued over the heads
of the building} officials for the construc
tion of frame buildings and shacks within
the tire- limits,, while other special per
mits In the line of house to house water
connections, overhanging signs, project
ing windows and street stairways have
been granted by the hundreds, all by
special council-enactment an- all being
violations of the laws now on the books.
To the council the new building laws
will come as a relief, furnishing it with
an excuse from which there is no appeal.
The new laws when published, will
probably prove a. revelation to many
who have been used to the haphazard
method of bulling now in force. While
reasonable enough as far as small resi
dence properties and i buildings are con
cerned, their application to the Vig office
buildings and t flats is severe and will
add considerably to the cost of such
structures. The demands as a- rule are In
the line of fire proofing, and ■'- the in
corporation of escapes that will permit
hasty exits, j .'V
CITY WILL KEEP WATCH
ORDINANCE BEING PREPARED TO
SAFEGUARD STREETS""*
All Tearing lip Operations "Will Be
Under Eyes of Inspectors— . _„
""7License Fees Will Be
Enacted.
The agitation now on concerning the
poles and wires that encumber the
streets, and the legale right of corpora
tions and companies to use the thorough,
fares in the maintenance of them, i 3 not
without its benefits to the city at large,
and will shortly result in the passage of
laws -which the legal department con
siders will do much in the tone of reform.
, One. of. the ordinances which the legal
department now has in preparation will
provide for city inspection of all work
requires the tearing up of the
streets, or sidewalks in any manner, with
the addition of a license permitting such'
work. - -•; -. ••
j Laws '■ now in existence require, the se
curing -of-permits when the streets are
to be tampered with, but under., the new
law a bond or a money deposit will be
demanded as an assurance that the street
or sidewalk will be put back In its orig
inal shape. Additional to this the con
tractor or company will be charged an
inspection fee of an amount proportionate
to the nature of the work.
Should a telephone pole be planted or
removed a fee of 25 "cents will be requir
ed, which must be fortacoming on the
issuing of the license, and this fee will
go toward paying for the time of the in
spector. The bond or money deposit will
be for the purpose >of reimbursing the
city in case the streets are damaged or
are not restored to their original condi
tion. :■ . i
At present the city has in its employ
one inspector Whose time Is by no means
adequate to the demands upon it, but
with an inspection fee a sum would be
realized that would provide for several
men for such work. The new ordinance
will include many other details that will
do away in a large measure with unlawful
occupation of the streets and the defacing
of paving and sidewalks.
CENSURE FOR LENIENGY
COL. POND DISAGREES WITH SEN
TENCE OF COURT-MARTIAL.
Col. George Pond' is not satisfied with
the sentence recently imposed on private
John M. Dykes, of Company F, First
cavalry. He was tried at Fort Snelling
and convicted of a> serious offense, but on
account of h's previous good conduct as
shown by the records, he was given a
sentence much lighter than is customary
in such cases. In a communication to
the war department, the colonel says:
"The sentence of -»ie court In the case
of Private John M. Dykes, Troop F,
First cavalry, is deemed inadequate for
the offenses found. Its mildness the
court seeks to justify because 'of the
previous good conduct and character of
the accused, as shown in the record,'
and, it is believed, on account of the ap
parent absence of evil intent, as is pos
sibly indicated in the testimony of the
prisoner. The court should have award
a sentence commensurate with the of
fense for the commission of which the
prisoner was found guilty, and then if
it believed that leniency should be. shown
it should have petitioned for clemency."
BITTEN BY A MAD DOG
C. XEIHER TO/. STAKE PASTEUR
TREATMENT AT CHICAGO.
Dr. Price reported a case of rabies to
the board of Health "yesterday. A dog
owned by C. Neiiber, 301 University ave
nue, got into aa light' with another dog
last Sunday and in trying to' separata
the two Mr. Neuber's-hond was severely
bitten. The dbg has since developed
rabies. It has batten, a number of puppies
q,nd almost bit the head off a dog owned
by a man living at 200 Sherburne avenue.
It also attacked a dog owned by Mr.
Cavanaugh, who live 3at the corner of
Charles and Gaultler streets. Mr. Neuber
leaves tonight for Chicago to take the
Pasteur treatment. ■ .V'.?VV::7V/;.V
Make yourself valuable. Attend the Lan
caster School of Shorthand, Typewrit
ing and Bookkeeping.
CLEVER AS A FORGER
YOUNG FRED HAAS' SERIES OF
SWINDLES BROUGHT TO
ABRUPT END
HAD PENCHANT FOR WATCHES
Nineteen-Yenr-Old Youth Worked |
Several Daring- Coups, but is Fi
nally Arrested Confesses
' His Guilt.
Detectives O'Brien and Hennessy ar-
I rested Fred S. Haas, nineteen years old,
| living at 1172 Fauquier street, yesterday
j morning, on the charge, in fact several|
I charges, of obtaining a large, yet clever,
j valuable property, by daring, yet clever*
i forgeries. 7v7
Last Wednesday.it will be renumbered,
j Haas was praised for his daring rescue
of a boy named Willie Miller, from
j drowning at Gladstone; today he is
locked up at the central station on
serious charges.
Haas is only nineteen years eld, but
j the way in which he did his swindling
! would do credit to old time professionals.
j Until a short time ago Haas" worked as
j a clerk at the Northern Pacific shops and
was regarded as an exemplary workman.
Yesterday Haas confessed to having
secured four watches by means of forged
orders on jewelers with whom they had
been left for repairs, and 100 cartridges
secured by means of a forged order on
Novotny, the gunsmith, in which he
used Mr. 11. E. Thompson's name.
The plan on which Haas worked was a
very clever one. He would enter a
jewelry store and while negotiating for
a purchase, would read the names of the
owners attached to the watches Ins
repaired. As a rule every jeweler hangs
his customers' watches on a frame m
open view. The next day Haas would go
to a telephone and represent himself as
the owner of a certain watch, which he
knew the jeweler had repaired. After
finding out exactly when the watch
would be ready he would arrange to send
a messenger for the timepiece. Shortly
afterward the jeweler would be ap
proached by a boy, bearing a note, pur
porting to be signed by the owner of the
watch.
The first offense was last December
when Haas secured a watch valued at
$35, left by Miss Weiser at Abe Cohen's
jewelry store, 93 East Seventh street.
Again on Feb. S and 9 he called at Al- |
brecht's jewelry store, 204 East Seventh'
street, each day securing a watch left
for repairs. The watches were valued
at about $50. The first day Haas got a
watch by sending a note with a mes
senger boy. The next day he appeared
personally at the store and secured the
second watch from Albrecht's son.
SECURED A. L. MACE'S WATCH.
Haas also went to the jewelry store of
O. H. Arosin, on East Seventh street,
and secured the watch and charm which
A. L. Mace had left there. Haas went
to the 'phone and after telephoning Mr.
Arosin that a boy would call for the
watch, made himself look as young as
possible and went to the store and got
the watch.V"V
' The "charm was presented to Mr. Mace
by the Century Road club and was
, valued very highly by him. Yesterday'
the.charm was found on Haas, and he
also said that he had pawned the watch,
which was worth $150, in a pawnshop In
Minneapolis for $10. Haas said that he
had had very bad luck with this money,
as the.first thing he did was to lose it.
' He attempted to secure a watch be-
I longing to Miss Minnie Williams, at
I Printer's jewelry store on East Seventh
I street, -but he was foiled in this at
tempt. The next day he made an un
! successful attempt, to get a watch at
j Beekstruck's store. ■■
I Having failed twice, Haas set about
j to work another scheme, and changed
j his tactics. He sent a messenger to
the gun store of Frank Novotney, 89
. East Fifth street, with a note signed
j H. E. Thompson, ordering that the me -
-1 senger be given 100 12-gauge cartridges.
| The order was filled. ' A few days after,
however, he sent a note to Burkhardt's
t store, on Robert street, ordering about
' $30' worth of ammunition. Haas became
- somewhat alarmed at the long absence
! of the messenger and did not wait at the
i intended place for the lad. His sus
j.picions were not unfounded, either, as
: the police were shadowing the messen
j ger, and the chances are that if Haas
had waited he would have been gathered
in.
When questioned by the police yester
j day, Haas did not deny having perpetrat
( ed these crimes. He did deny having any-
I thing to do with the forged checks pass
ed at St. Anthony Park some time ago.
TO PROSECUTE PAWNBROKER.
| Chief O'Connor intends to make things
: warm for one of the pawnbrokers in this
j city, who bought three of the watches
j from Haas and did not report the pur-
I chases. The pawnbroker In question re
j fuses to admit that he ever bought the
; watches, but the police have evidence
| that he did and will prosecute him to
! the full extent of the law.
j For several days Detectives O'Brien
; and Hennessy have been on the trail of
; Haas, and it was only after laying In
I wait near his father's house all night
I Thursday that they finally succeeded in
I getting him yesterday morning. His
j father is a moulder by trade.
Some time ago Pawnshop Inspector La
valle secured evidence which gave him
a clue to the identity of the culprit.
O. H. Arosin yesterday identified Haas
as the one who called for Mr. Mace's
watch. It Is not likely, however, that he
will be brought to court this morning,
as the police want to recover as much of
the stolen property as possible first.
Haas is in other trouble, too. He Is
bound to appear before the federal grand
I jury in September. Some months ago, ac
| cording to the federal authorities, Haas,
i representing himself as Joseph L. Kelly,
! secured a registered letter from the post
' office containing $15. Haas was held un
| der bonds to the grand jury. The boy
appealed to Judge Lochren and secured
an order of release on his own recog
nizance.
GIFT FROM WOODMEN
ENRICH PUBLIC BATH FIND TO
THE EXTENT OF $500.
Dr. Ohage will today receive from IHo
Modern Woodmen a check for $500.
The amount remained after paying all
bills accruing from the late convention
and at a meeting last night it was de
cided to give the money to Dr. Ohage,
to be used in the Improvement of the
public baths.
H. K. Harrison will give a piccolo solo
this evening at the band concert at
Como park. The selection from "Lucia"
and Suppe's overture, "Poet and Peas
ant" are the notable numbers of the
band. This will be the last week night
concert. .;.. i.';'
Mother
" My mother was troubled
with consumption for many
years. At last she was given
up to die. Then she tried
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, and
was speedily cured."— D. P.
Jolly, Aooca, N. Y.
Be, SOc.. $1.09. J. CAYDt CO.. Lowell. Mass.
I Burlington
I RouTe \
<■ V >- I
BMI B _
New York and Return
$42.50 # $46.50.
ACCORDING TO ROUTE.
Ticket Office, 400 Robert St. (55) Tel. BBSSSftKiSs:" 36
CANNOT AID ST. PAUL
COUNTY FINDS WILL NOT BE USED
TO IMPROVE CITY
ROADS
STRONG EFFORT TO BE MADE
Good Roads Conference Appoint*
Committees to Seek: a Way
Out Of the Diffi
culty.
Mayor Smith, members of the city
council, the county commissioners and
representatives from the several com
mercial bodies, debated at length yester
day at the city hall on the question of
good roads, but the results, so far as
participation by the city in the $50,000 to
be expended by the county board i.- con
cerned, can scarcely be said to be satis
factory.
Beginning next June the board of
county commissioners will have avail-
able $30,000 for the construction fend re
pair of- county roads and bridges, and
tic- conference yesterday at the city hall
was for the purpose of seeing if a part
of this amount could not be expended on
the roads where they enter the city.
E. W. Peet was made cnairman of Ul3
meeting and outlined to those present
the object of the gathering and the
necessity for activity in heading off
farming trade that now seeks Minne
apolis and way railroad stations as its
center.
"All sign boards," said Mr. Peet, "point
to Minneapolis; in fact, in my travals
over this county I have failed to find
one that bears the name of St. Paul.
Our citizens pay 96 peT cent of the taxes
that go to make up the county budget,
and it seems odd that' all of this should
go toward - the construction of roads
miles from our borders, while the high
ways at our very doors must suffer be
cause of no Improvements. These roads
should start from- the very heart of St.
Paul and penetrant tim remote borders
of the counties surrounding us."
The concensus of opinion among the
citizens, and 'city officials present was
that part, of the. money should be used
within the city limts, • but this, bo'.h
Commissioners Wright and Powers
thought,- could not - bo done. They,
however, agreed that the repair of the
roads both in the county and where they
enter the city "was absolutely necessary
and they said they would do all in their
power towards bringing about a re
form.
Mayor Smith said in his travels over
the county he found the roads in a de
plorable condition, so much so that many
farmers preferred to go miles out of
their way in order to reach other points.
Leading out of Harnline avenue, he said,
there was a road that, should Be pushed
on so. as to penetrate Anoka county, but
in its present condition it was only a road
in name. ■- He also; advocated that all
work be done by contract.
Discussing the condition of some of the
roads within the city limits, Commis
sioner Powers made the statement that
on the Stillwater road one farmer lost
his load of hay by getting mired in the |
sand. This state of affairs existed with- 1
in the city limits.
Assistant Engineer.: Wilson was of the
opinion that the city budget could be
augmented so as to take care of roads
where they enter the city, but the work,
he said, could not be done under the I
prevailing scheme of assessment against
the property, as it would be practical
confiscation.
Commissioner Powers said the coun- |
ty board was anxious to do everything
in its power towards making good roads, ;
and suggested to the gathering that two
or three roads be determined upon and i
these would be repaired along their entire i
length. The city would have to take j
care of them, wherever they entered the j
corporate limits. i
COMMITTEES APPOINTED.
On motion of W. P. Murray, the secre
tary of the meeting, Mr. Beardsley, was
instructed to see the county and city
attorneys and secure from them opinions
as to the raising and expenditure of
money, one to see if a sum could not
'be added to the budget and the other
to furnish an opinion as to whether any
county money could be spent on roads
where they lie in the city limits.
On the invitation of the county com
missioners Mr. Peet appointed a commit
tee, consisting of Mayor Smith, the
chairmen of the street committees of the
two council bodies and ex-Mayor Doran,
to take a ride over the several county
roads and determine which in their opin
ion should be repaired first.... They will
•be the guests of the county board.
After the adjournment of the gathering
Assistant County Attorney O'Neill and
County Auditor Johnson gave it as their
opinion that county funds could not be ex
pended on improvements lying within the
city.
Mr. Johnson said that as long as he
was in office he would refuse to draw a
warrant for expenditures from the roads
and bridge fund for any city road. '"the
courts will have to order me before I
will do it," he remarked.
AGREE TO PAY OLD BILLS
CITY UAL.Ij-A.VD COURT HOI com-
mission HOLDS SESSION.
A special meeting of the city hall and
court house commission was held at 5
o'clock yesterday afternoon, at which
the committee to which were referred
several bills that have been hung up foT
some time, reported In favor of their
payment, though in some Instances the
original amounts were reduced.
The question as to whether the board
has the right to use court room No. 5, or
some other court room, for the purpose
of holding meetings or for committee
work, again came up, the subject bsing
referred to the county and the corpora
tion attorneys for an opinion. ;.~?.
Custodian Cramsie reported that he had
appointed an extra janitor to take the
place of the other employes while they
are on their vacation, and his action
was approved.
Health Commissioner Ohage sent in a
communication asking permission to use
the room now occupied by the clerk ot
the municipal court for a laboratory.
The custodian also requested that some
room be set apart for a storeroom, and
both matters were referred to the com
mittee on grounds and buildings.
An application from H. Manteufel for
the position of painter at the court
house, was placed on file.
ST. PAUL'S MILK BILL
TWELVE THOUSAND GAM.ONS USEE
IN THIS CITY EVERY
DAY
THE QUALITY IS IMPROVING
Commissioner McConnell Says the
Dairymen of This State Arc
Learning; to Handle Their
Wares Properly.
At the request of the bureau of ani
mal industry of the United States de
partment of agriculture a; Washington
the state dairy and food commission
Has gathered certain statistics regarding
the consumption of milk and cream in
the largest three cities in the state—St
Paul, Minneapolis and Duluth. The bu
reau is preparing tabulated figures as to
the mill; supply of all of the cities of the
country of more than 25,000 inhabitants.
The information collected by Dairy
Commissioner Mc< 'onnell Includes only
the supply of milk and cream shipped
into each of the cities for" distribution
and beside that there are a large num
ber of people who keep cows of their
own.
it has been found that the average
amount of milk used daily in St. Paul is
12.0C0 gallons, in Minneapolis 15,00.) gal
lons, and in i mi.nil 1,000 gallons; of skim
milk St. Paul uses 1,500 galons, Minne
apolis 1,000 gallons, Duluth 100 gallons;
of cream, St. Paul uses 1,200 gallons
Minneapolis 1,500 gallons, Duluth 22 gal
lons.
The greatest distance from which milk
is shipped to St. Paul or Minneapolis is
seventy-five miles, .mi to Duluth 155
miles. It is estimated that th. propor
tion of the supply shipped to St. Paul
by rail is 20 per cent, to Minneapolis S,
per cent and i.. Duluth 33 per cent.
It has been found that the proportion
in which glass bottles are used in tho
delivery of milk is a per cent In Duluth,
15 per tent in St. Paul and 10 per cent In
Minneapolis, and that hi per cent of tho
milk used in St. Paul and '• per cent of
that used In Minneapolis is pasteurized.
The price of milk in all three of the
cities in summer is 0 cents per quart,
while in winter it sells for 5 .cents in'
Minneapolis. 5% cents In St. Paul and 5
cents In Duluth.
By way of comment Commissioner Mc-
Connell says that th,- dairymen of the
state generally appear to le getting bet
ter educated in handling milk ... . < ream.
He also suggests thai th. railroad com
panies should be compelled to refrigerate
all cars carrying milk an cream and to
keep them in a clean, sweet condition.
QUiNCY HAS TROUBLE
STEAMER FINDS DIFFICULT! IN
LANDING AT HER WHARF,
The steamer Quincy, which j teamed
into St. Pa ii yesterday afternoon, had
rather a difficult time In reaching her
wharf, and It was only after some rather
at.-, language Letween her captain and
the crews of several of the boats tied
to the landing that she obtained en-
ranee.
The Bethel boat, with her bow tin
against the levea wall at the foot of
Sibley street, and her stern directly out
In the river, was induced to move, but
the other boats which lined the wharf
were not so accommodating, anel some
time ensued before they would swing out
in the stream sufficient to allow the long
craft to reach her wharf.
The landing waS finally made, but It
was a hard one. tho Quincy's stern sev
era! times graz ng the Bethel. In addition
to this, the Piling forming a portion
of the depot improvements interfered and
compelled the Quim , to extend her stage
to the open landing instead of her reg
ular wharf.
NEW ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT.
One Will Be Installed in the Base-
ment of the Merchants' Hotel.
Building Inspector Wheeler yesteiday Is
sued a permit to the proprietors of the
Merchants' hotel for the installation of a
complete electric lighting j.i in In that
hostelry.
The plant will represent an expend
of $10,000, and will be Installed In the
basement of the building in connection
with the present heating plant. While
those concerned refuse to talk, It is said
the plant will be the nucleus of a heat-
Ing and lighting company thai will soon
make a bid for public and commercial
patronage.
ECZEMA; NO CURB. NO PAY.
Your druggist will refund your money
if PAZO OINTMENT fails to cure Ring
worm, Tetter, Old Ulcers and Sirps. Pim
ples and Blackheads on the fac?, anl all
skin diseases; 10 cents.
Buy . .rKlnlii Bonds,
State Treasurer J. 11. Blocs yesterday
consummated the purchase of $75,001 of
bonds of the state of Virginia recently
authorized by the state board of invest
ment. Of these $50,000 are paid for from
the internal improvement fur I, and $2.*i.
--o^o from t'^ permanent university fund.
The bonds bear 4 per cent interest, ami
run until 1014. They were purchased be
low par.
THE TELEPHONE'S
VALUE INCREASES
....DAY BY DAY,
In ratio that new subscribers are added and ex
tensions of Local and Long Distance llnssare
made.
jl The ,..
A Northwestern
Northwestern
Telephone
Exchange Company
Oilers the best and most complete service at
the lowest rates.
Ask the local Manager (or particulars of the
various forms of service

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