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Two New Policemen —Frank J. Klein
And John P. Hall were appointed members
of the police force by the board of police
commissioners yesterday afternoon.
State Prison Pays $15.676—State Audit
or Iverson has received from the state
prison authorities $15,676.22, which amount
represents the collections of the twine
factory for May.
Paving Will be Expensive—The board of
public works yesterday made a favorable
report on the pavins of Pleasant avenue,
from Ramsey to Garfleld. The improve
ment will cost the property owners $10.44
ii front foot.
Two More State Banks Organized—
The state public examiners' department
has authorized the Clinton State Bank of
Clinton, Big Stone county, with $15,000
capital, and the People's State Bank, of
IJuttertield, with $10,000 capital.
Archbishop Will Dedicate School—The
blessing of St. Vincent's new school, Vir-
Kinia avenue and Blair street, will take
place Sunday morning at 9 o'clock. Arch
bishop Ireland will officiate and will
preach a sermon at 10:30 a. m.
Funeral of Herman Clause —The funeral
of Herman Clause, in West Superior,
Wednesday, of a hemorrhage, will be held
this afternoon from 261 East Robie street.
He was in West Superior on a business
trip when death overtook him.
State Treasurer Calls In $150,000 —State
Treasurer Block has railed in $150,000 of
state funds from banks in various parts
of the state to meet demands which it is
anticipated will be made upon the state
treasury within the next week or two.
Ladies' Federal Union to Give Danee —
Tomorrow night the I-adies' Federal union
will give the last of its series of social
dances of the season at Federation hall.
During- the summer the women of the
union propose to give many outings, pic
nics and excursions, to supplement the
lack of other gayeties.
Bank Clerks Enjoy a Sail—The St. Paul
Association of Bank Clerks chartered the
steamer J. J. Hill and barge and went
on an excursion down the Mississippi river
last night. There was a large party on
board to enjoy the music and dancing,
which had been provided for the occasion.
Capt. George M. Coon Resigns.—Capt.
George M. Coon, of St. Paul, assistant
surgeon of the Minnesota brigade of artil
lery, and attached to the First battery,
signed from the national guard be
cause of ill-health. Dr. E. A. Meyer
ding was yesterday appointed to fill the
vacancy thus caused.
Unintentionally Omitted —From the list
of teachers appointed for the coming
school year, as published in The
Globe of yesterday, there were inad
vertently omitted the names of Otto
Meltzer, reappointed as teacher of Ger
man at the Mechanic Arts high school,
and Miss Nora Farrell, appointed as kin
dergarten assistant at the Douglas school.
Roosevelt Club to Hold Smoker—At the
Roosevelt club's smoke social to be held at
the Merchant's hotel this evening. Gov.
Van Sant will speak on "State Obstruc
tions;" Congressman Stevens, on "Men
and Measures;" Ambrose Tighe, on "The
Cost of Legislation." The speeches will
be interspersed with music and recita
IRVINE OF BLAME
But Thinks Auto Drivers
Should Be Eequired to Be
After thoroughly investigating the
circumstances attending the death of
Irene Max, the little girl killed by an
automobile on Selby avenue a week
ago last night, Coroner Miller has con
cluded that it was due to an unavoid
able accident and that Horace H.
Irvine, who drove the machine at the
time it ran over the girl, cannot be
held liable for criminal negligence.
Coroner Miller yesterday issued a
statement, summing up his con
clusions, in which he says:
•From the statements of the differ
ent eye-witnesses with whom I have
talked, I can only conclude that Mr.
Irvine's machine was traveling at a
rate of not more than six or seven
miles an hour, and that he had perfect
control, but was unable to avoid strik
ing the child, because she deviated
from the direction in which she stari*
ed so suddenly as to leave him posi
tively no time in which to stop the ma
chine or to pass her.
"This conclusion is corroborated by
the statement of witnesses who saw
the machine swerve toward the south
curbing and then toward the car
tracks, as if the operator's intention to
pass between the child and the south
curbing was hastily changed on noting
a change in the child's movements."
In forming this conclusion Coroner
Miller examined all the persons who
saw the machine strike the child and
those who saw the machine at the
time of the accident and noted its
speed. Speaking of the case, Coroner
"While I am convinced that in this
Instance there was no negligence and
that Mr. Irvine did all in his power to
avert the catastrophe, still it seems to
me that it should serve as a warning
to the public and that some action
should be taken to prevent similar ac
cidents in the future. Operators of
automobiles, running hither and
thither in the crowded streets should
be required to have some specified ex
perience before being allowed to en
danger the lives and limbs of pedes
trians. Chauffeurs should, it seems to
me, be required to have a license, and
should be made to pass an examination
of their ability to run their machines
before being allowed to use the streets.
"Locomotive engineers, who run en
gines on tracks, and motormen of
street cars, are required to possess a
certain degree of skill before being
permitted to jeopardize the lives of
others, and they are confined to tracks.
It seems to me that drivers of auto
mobiles, which dash about the streets
•without tracks and with machines
formidable enough to crush the life out
of persons unfortunate enough to get
in front of them, should be required
to possess a specified degree of pro
ficiency before being authorized to use
the public streets."
Thomas Irvine, father of Horace H
Irvine, has made a settlement with
Peter Max, father of the girl who was
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Governor Names June 15 as Flag Day.
Gov. Van Sant has Issued a procla
mation designating June 15 as flag day
pnd urging that all schools observe
the occasion by holding- proper patri
ptic exercises and that all citizens of the
Btate decorate their homes and places
of business on that day.
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MIDWAY OBJECTS TO
BUDY AND THE
Asks the Police Commission
to Transfer the "Finest on
the Force" and to Suppress
the Sightless Swine Which
Seem to Have Swarmed
About the Transfer.
The residents of Merriam Park,
Hamline and St. Anthony Park want
Police Lieutenant William Budy trans
ferred to some other district.
They want the ten or more blind
pigs, which they claim exist, in the
Tenth ward suppressed and the law
against their future operation enforced.
If the police commission can see its
way clear they ask that a subpolice
station be established in Hamline.
Backed by a monster petition carry
ing nearly 500 names these demands
were duly presented before the board
of police commissioners by a commit
tee headed by Prof. Innis, of Hamline
university, at the meeting of the board
yesterday afternoon. The committee
numbered about ten.
"We come here," said Prof. Innis,
who headed the delegation, because
things in the Midway have come to be
unbearable. To our own knowledge
from twelve to fifteen places exist
on University avenue where liquor is
sold and it is done opente. No effort
of the police has been made to close
them, though we have appealed to
Lieut. Budy, the man in charge, re
peatedly. This man is not in sympa
thy with us and until you either re
move him to some other district or en
force your demands with such vigor
that will leave him no other alterna
tive but to obey or get out, conditions
will not be bettered."
Budy en Parade.
"From what we have been told,"
continued Mr. Innis, "it seems the gal
lant appearance Lieut. Budy makes
when on parade has more to do with
his retention than his ability to en
force the laws. Once during a period
of law breaking like this we asked one
of the mayors to have him removed,
but he demurred to our request. 'He
makes such a splendid appearance in
front of public parades and processions
that we can't very well get along with
out him,' was the answer we got. Now,
gentlemen, you have always aided us
when you called on us before and you
can in this. The people of our dis
trict demand it."
The reference to Budy's gallant ap
pearance started a broad grin on "the
faces of some of the audience tha.t
threatened to break out in open merri
ment, but the presence of the board
was hardly consistent with such lev
ity and it was suppressed.
D. W. Doty, another member of the
committee, and the recognized attorney
for the Prohibition element in St. Paul,
centered his efforts on trying to show
that Budy and the police were in col
lusion with the blind piggers.
"It is a matter of common repute
that the police know that these places
exist," said Mr. Doty. "If Budy is act
ing in good faith, he Is certainly in
competent and so are those under him.
Nightly the brewery wagons deliver
goods to thes* places and if that is not
evidence 1 do not know what is. Budy
is not the man for the Midway district
and we ask that you transfer him to
some other district. We do not want
him retired from the service. You could
find lots of other jobs for him."
As evidence that blind pigs were op
erating in the Midway district Mr.
Doty handed the board a list of gov
ernment licenses issued, the location
given in each case being in the Midway
district. He made the assertion that
the police were aiding some of the
violators and attempted to prove it by
claiming that a warant issued last Feb
ruary for one Joseph Tour, 353 Ravoux
street, had never been served, though
he was known to be in St. Paul.
"I have no confidence in any order
for the suppression of blind pigs be
ing enforced in the Midway district,"
said ex-Aid. Hunt, who followed, "un
less it is backed by this board or Chief
O'Connor to the extent that the officer
who fails will lose his head. Every
body knows that these places exist. I
never knew them to be run so openly.
Like all law breakers those in charge
are exceedingly dangerous, and
they and their traffic are a
menace to our community. I
reported to the police the location of
these places, but that is all that came
Want Pigs Notified.
In conclusion Mr. Hunt suggested
that notice be given to each of the
proprietors to quit business immediate
ly and if that was not obeyed to ar
rest them and let the courts deal with
Following Mr. Hunt. Rev. David Mor
gan, Prof. E. C. MacKean. of Macal
ester college, Prof. Drew, of the state
agricultural college,' Rev. M. N. Rule,
and T. H. Dickson spoke briefly of the
situation, and asked the aid of the
board in suppressing the illegal traffic
in intoxicating liquors. They declared
that the conditions now were the
worst in years and heroic measures
would be necessary to break up the
At the conclusion Commissioner
Lawler informed the delegation that
the matter would be given the board's
fullest attention. The board immedi
ately went into executive session to
discuss it. At the close not a word
was given out regarding the nature
of the deliberations or the decision ar
rived at, except that Chief O'Connor
had been given full jurisdiction in the
"The law will be enforced. I don't
think there will be any more trouble
from blind pigs." was Chief O'Connor's
sole answer last night as to what he
intended to do.
As to the decision arrived at by the
commission he refused to make any
explanation or offer any comments.
The demanded removal of Lieut. Budy
he refused to discuss.
FOURTH OF JULY WILL
BE JUST AS NOISY
But Cannon Crackers and Mud Cans
Will Not Be Permitted.
In answer to the crusade against
noise on the Fourth of July, the board
of police commissioners yesterday di
rected Chief O'Connor to enforce all
city ordinances bearing on the use of
explosives prior to and during the na
The ordinance in question is the oie
confining the celebration strictly to
the day and the other is the prohibi4
tion of mud cans, giant and cannon
crackers and dangerous firearms.
The enforcement of these two ordi
nances will not reduce the usual
amount of noise, but it will, the mem
bers say, minimize the number of ac
GRAND JURY PROBES
Officials and Former Patients
Will Be Subpoenaed to Ex
plain Charges—Matter Will
Be Thoroughly Sifted and
Any Abuses lighted.
The grand jury yesterday afternoon
listened to evidence regarding the
manner In which the detention hos
pital for smallpox patients is conduct
ed. Some serious charges have been
made of late regarding the treatment
of patients, and the grand jury will
probe the matter to the bottom.
One of the witnesses who will be
called upon to tell what he knows re
garding the treatment of patients at
the hospital is John Welch, a steam
boat fireman, who was released from
the hospital two weeks ago. Welch
speaks bitterly of his treatment, and
when he was released he went to the
health department to complain, but
says his complaints were of no avail.
"When I was taken to the hospital,"
said Welch, "I was placed In a room
with many others and we were so
crowded that the nurses could scarcely
pass between our cots. The room we
were in was filthy and the nurses who
cared for us were incompetent.
"One day one of the nurses came
along with a sponge with which to
wipe off our faces. Before he reached
me he washed the face of a man who
was covered with scabs and then, with
out changing the water in the sponge,
washed my face. It was something
terrible. Food was placed before us,
but if we were too ill to eat, no atten
tion was paid to us.
"When a patient leaves the hospital
he is almost forced to sign a state
ment that he was well cared for, and
if he refuses to sign such a statement,
he is told that he cannot go. I re
fused to sign any such statement my
self, knowing that I had not been
treated right. The conditions are such
that the authorities certainly should
look into them."
Mr. Welch says the hospital is al
together too small for its present
needs and that as a result the patients
have to suffer. Sheriff Justus and one
or two others, he says, were given
especially good care and were placed
in rooms separate from the "common
Mr. Welch does not attach any blame
to Supt. Weiss, whom he says is over
worked and handicapped by lack of
It is stated that the grand jury was
astounded at some of the stories told
them of the hospital yesterday, and a
further investigation will be made
Monday. Subpoenas were issued yes
ferday for Sheriff Justus, Dr. Ancker,
Health Commissioner Ohage, Health
Inspector Sinks and Supt. Weiss, a
number of whom were before the
grand jury yesterday.
The charges regarding the hospital
will be personally investigated by
Health Commissioner Ohage, as well
as by the grand jury.
BECOMES A NIGHT OWL
Eight-year-old Victor Hoffman
was in police court yesterday,
charged by his mother with being
incorrigible. There was sufficient
evidence to convict a dozen boys,
and Judge Hine ordered the youth'
committed to the training school.
The boy's mother was in court and
said she was unable to do anything
at all with her son. He would not
go to school and remained out late
at night, reaching home some nights
as late as 1 and 2 o'clock.
"I have tried every way imagin
able to make him mind, but it i 3 of
no use," said Mrs. Hoffman. "He
runs away from home at night,
and no one knows where he goes.
I have put him to bed and hidden
his clothing, but it makes no dif
ference; he finds something: to put
on, and sneaks out. One night he
left clad in nothing but a night
gown, and did not return home un
til after midnight."
"That is all true," said the boy
to Judge Hine. when the mother
had finished talking.
The lad refused to talk to his
mother after he had been sen
tenced, but went to his ceil in a sul
RAMSEY'S JAIL IS
CONSIDERED A MODEL
Commissioners of Mower County Come
to St. Paul for Pointers,
Sheriff M. Nicholson and the com
missioners of Mower county visited
St. Paul yesterday to inform them
selves in preparation for the adoption
of plans for a new jail. Mower is one
of the several counties in the state
that has in contemplation the erection
of a new jail and aspires to make it a
model structure of its kind.
To that end the commissioners have
conferred with the state board of con
trol and have carefully looked over the
Ramsey county jail which is recogniz
ed as one of the best in the country.
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THE NEW CHARTER
Declares It Will Bankrupt
the City r-Protests on
Before the board of public works
yesterday afternoon C. N. Bell, tJve
author of what was commonly called
the "Bell charter," declared that every
city in the state operating under a
home rule charter would be facing
bankruptcy before they got through
"Mark my words," said Mr. Bell,
"this home rule charter will bankrupt
the city of St. Paul yet. The charter
says one thing, you follow it to the
best of your judgment and the courts
say another. It is a hodge podge of
fallacies and inaccuracies, I tell you,
and it will bankrupt the town.
Mr. Bell appeared before the board
to oppose the ordering of a new cement
sidewalk in front of his property on
West Seventh street. Already taxed
for the paving of the street, he dec"
clared that the>. second incumbrance
would be practical confiscation and an
nounced his intention of abandoning
the property if it was enforced.
Mr. Bell's fling at the charter was
because of its provisions relating to
assessments, the infliction and collec
tion of which he said lay solely in the
judgment of the- board until otherwise
"Sometimes they are sustained,"
said Mr. Bell, "but more often the
courts reject the board's ruling, and
the consequences are that a debt is
piled against the city which it must
In addition to Mr. Bell, there were a
number of other property owners pres
ent to protest against the order for
sidewalks on West Seventh, who,
while they did not pass judicially on
the question, were just as-vigorous in
their protests. There were a number,
however, that favored the improve
ment. 3 ,
Some of the sidewalks now on West
Seventh street are dangerous to life
and limb. These' the board is trying
to have relaid and as cement is almost
as cheap as wood, it wants them con
structed of that material. No definite
action was taken yesterday regarding
the walks, the board reserving its de
cision until it had made a personal in
vestigation. '»j -
WHEEL THIEVES GET
BUSY IN ST. PAUL
Youngster Narrewly Escapes Arrest
Trying to Trade Stolen Property.
A bicycle belonging to Dr. J. M.
Welch, which was stolen some time
ago, was recovered yesterday by Thom
as Bird from a boy who came to dis
pose of it in return for another wheel.
The boy entered the store yesterday
afternoon with a new Rambler, and
wanted to trade it for a wheel having
a lower frame.
Suspecting: that the boy was Intend
ing to dispose of a stolen wheel, Mr.
Bird showed him an old wheel of little
value. The wheel pleased the boy so
well that he offered to exchange im
mediately. He was told to come around
in half an hour and that he could then
have the wheel. Mr. Bird noted the
number of the tag, and when the boy
had left the store, called up the county
treasurer's office and asked to whom
it had been issued. He was informed
that the wheel bearing that tag had
When the boy returned to complete
the deal he was closely questioned as
to where he had obtained the wheel.
He told stories fora while, and then,
finding himself detected, dashed out of
the store and ran down the street, leav
ing the wheel, which was later turned
over to its owner.
Wheel stealing continues unabated,
and the police are receiving complaints,
every day of bicycles being stolen from
racks, sidewalks' and hallways.
MUST PAY LICENSE FEE
IN ORDER TO PRACTICE
Board of Optometry Poposes to Strict-
ly Enforce the Law.
The state board of optometry met at
the state capitol this morlng and will
hold an examination at that place to
day for the benefit of those who de
sire to practice optometry in different
parts of this state. Thus far there
have been nine applications.
The board was chiefly engaged yes
terday In looking up the law as to the
revocation of licenses which have been
permitted to lapse hy reason of non
payment of dues, and will take steps
in the near future to bar from the
practice of optometry all who have
failed to pay their license fees for the
current year. The law provides for an
annual license fee of $2, payable before
April 1, and the board is authorized to
revoke licenses for non-payment of
fees after twenty days notice.
There are quite a number of persons
throughout the state who have taken
out licenses in the past but have not
paid the fees for the current year, and
to all such the board will issue notices
at once. Then at the expiration of the
twenty days the licenses of those
whose fees still remain unpaid will be
CASE TO BEHEARD TODAY
Judge Lochren Wilt Hear Arguments
in Action Brought by State.
The case of the State of Minnesota
against the Northern Securities com
pany will be argued in the United
States circuit court, before Judge Loch
ren, at the federal building, today.
The arguments will be based upon
practically the same testimony in most
respects as that in the case brought
by the federal government.
The state's case, however, is on en
tirely different grounds. The federal
case alleged a violation of the Sher
man anti-trust law. The state's case
is brought under a state statute, which
specifically prohibits the consolidation
of parallel and competing lines of rail
The arguments may last two or three
days. Attorney General W. B. Douglas
will open the state's case, and will be
followed by George P. Wilson, of Min
neapolis. The defense will then be
heard. Attorneys George B. Young, M.
D. Grover and G. W. Bunn will present
the side of the Northern Securities
company, and the Great Northern and
Northern Pacific roads.
M. D, Munn will then close for the
SHE THINKS $13,215
WOULD COVER HER LOSS
Bridget Noonan Sues Landlord Because
She Is Ordered to Vacate.
The damage suit brought by Bridget
Noonan against Julius Bjornstad, a
contractor and real estate owner, was
placed on trial before Judge Kelly yes
Bjornstad bought the Dr. Day prop
erty at 274 Dayton avenue, with the
intention of building an apartment
house on the site. Not being ready to
commence the erection of the new
building, the house was rented to Mrs.
Noonan, who opened a boarding house.
The monthly rent was $30, it being
placed low, says the defendant, for the
reason that it was understood the ten
ant should vacate at any time upon re
ceiving sixty days' notice. Notice was
given to vacate, but the woman refus
ed to move, and after the sixty days
had expired the defendant caused
building materials to be placed oft the
lot and prepared to tear down the
This caused a number of Mrs. Noon
an's boarders to leave, and she brought
suit in the sum of $13,215.
Get Sunday's Globe.
It will contain a write-up of the con
test, the prize winners and their pic
DEGREE CONFERRED ON
REV. JOHN COPELAND
Pastor of East Presbyterian Church
Becomes a Doctor of Philosophy,
A receptionJwas given by the mem
bers of the East Prebyterian church
last night upon the occasion of con
ferring the degree of doctor of phil
osophy upon the pastor, Rev. JoTin
Receiving with Rev. Mr. Copeland
were Dr. and Mrs. F. C. Spates, Mr.
and Mrs. F. E. Meacham. The speakers
were Rev. Dr. M. D. Edwards, Rev. Dr.
J. M. Fulton, Rev. Dr. Sykes, Prof.
Funk, of Macalester college, and oth
ers. Music was furnished by members
of the congregation, and light refresh
ments were served.
Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup.
Has been used for over FIF*TY YEARS by
MILLIONS ol MOTHERS for their CHIL
DREN WHILE TEETHING, with PER
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Be sure and ask for "Mrs. Winslow's
Soothing Syrup," and take no other kind.
Twenty-five cents a bottle.
Drawing Teacher Becomes a Lawyer.
O» Lk Caldwell, who has for some
years been instructor In mechanical
drawing at the Mechanic Arts high
school, has completed a course and
taken his final examination at the
St. Paul College of Law and has now
resigned his position in the school de
partment to engage in the practice of
law. Mr. Caldwell Is a graduate of
They Are Making Desperate
Efforts to Have Their Es
capade Hushed Up.
It was learned yesterday that the
sheriffs charged with taking Murderer
Tanke out on a drunk while in St.
Paul with him en route to Stillwater
on the night of May 16, are making a
desperate effort to have the matter
hushed up in order that they may
stand some show of being "white
washed" when the matter comes on for
a final investigation.
Gov. Van Sant returned from the
South yesterday and has not yet had
time to take any further action re
garding an inquiry into the charges
made against the sheriffs, but it is
believed he will order a thorough in
vestigation at an early date.
At the time Sheriffs Forsythe, Mc-
Millan and Williams were before the
governor to make an informal ex
planation of the matter, each of them
denied the charges which have been
printed, but their denials were not
backed by an explanation of where
they were that night, if they were not
in the places stated by the newspa
Aside from drinking at the Sherman
hotel and Astoria bars, the party Is
known to have spent more than an
hour in Andrees' saloon, at Ninth and
St. Peter streets, leaving the place
about 1 o'clock in the morning-. The
policemen on the beats, traversed by
the sheriffs and their prisoner that
night remember the party well.
WILL SET ASIDE ROOM
FOR SMALLPOX CASES
Court House Commission Likely to Com
ply With Dr. Ohage's Request.
A special committee of the joint court
house and city hall commission will meet
this afternoon for the purpose of taking
some action on the request of Health
Commissioner Ohage for a room in which
smallpox patients may be held while at
the city hall for examination. Heretofore
they have been ushered into the laborato
ry, but this is a place frequented by the
public, and Dr. Ohage does not deem it
v/ise to expose visitors to this department
Some weeks ago he requested the com
mission to give him the room now occu
pied by Probation Officer Graves, and it
.is probable the committee, which meets
today with power to act, will do this
Mr. Graves will be fitted with an office
on the fourth floor of the building.
Lunch at the New Restaurant, 404-403
Jackson, between Sixth and Seventh.
CHARLES F. LUCHT
CAUGHT AT BOTTINEAU
Former Postmaster of Superior, N. D.,
Accused of Embezzlement, Arrested.
A telegram received at the office of
the postoffice inspector yesterday told
of the arrest at Bottineau, N. D., of
Charles F. Lucht, formerly postmaster
at Superior, N. D., who is charged with
having embezzled $300 of the govern
ment's funds while in office.
The arrest was made by Inspector D.
A. Collier, a young inspector, who a
few days ago discovered the shortage
in the Superior office.
Merriam Park Makes Requests.
The Merrlam Park Improvement as
sociation wants Marshall avenue, from
Grotto street to the bridge, macadam
ized, the boulevards widened and
placed under the direction of the park
board and a building line established.
At the last meeting of the association
Dr. S. G. Cobb, F. W. Root, D. W.
Doty, E. A. Paradis and Aid. Elder
were named as a committee to look
Into the matter and report.
Street Car Tosses Cyclist.
While attempting to cross the track
on a bicycle in front of an approach
ing street car, at the corner of Sixth
and Wabasha streets, last night at 9
o'clock, William Berger, 582 Sher
burne avenue, had a narrow escape
from being seriously injured. One of
the wheels caught in the track and the
car struck the bicycle, breaking it In
two and throwing the rider for several
feet. Berger received several bruises
about the body.
Mall Carrier Gets a Better Job.
Thomas B. Law, of 349 Puller street,
yesterday received word from Washington
that he had been appointed auditing clerk
in the Philippine service, at a salary of
$1,200 per year. Law is a mail carrier
at the Brsfcley street station. He and his
family will sail from San Francisco June
27, all expenses of transportation being
paid by the government.
STATE SHOULD AID
Governor Will Ask Towns to
Join Twin Cities in Rais
Gov. Van Sant returned home yes
terday from Chattanooga, but spent
only a few hours at his office before
going to Minneapolis with his staff to
attend the carnival.
Inasmuch as the work of raising
funds for the relief of the flood suf
ferers of Kansas is already well under
way in St. Paul. Minneapolis and some
other cities of the state, the governor
will issue a proclamation urging each
city and village to carry on its relief
work locally and centralize the dona
tions at St. Paul and Minneapolis for
shipment as soon as possible.
President Theophilus F. Smith, of
the Commercial club, has appointed a
committee consisting of H. C. McNair
Gov. Van Sant, Mayor Smith, W. B.
Dean, M. F. Kain, George Thompson, J.
Harry Lewis, F. W. Bergmeier, Conde
Hamlin, C. B. Bowlby, R. T. O'Connor,
and Oliver Crosby to represent that
organization in this work; and the
Chamber of Commerce has a commit
tee consisting of Gen. John B. San
born, F. B. Doran and J. C. Quinby.
The Commercial club committee will
hold its first meeting at the club this
afternoon at 3 o'clock.
A provisional assignment of officers of
the general staff to headquarters, to take
effect Aug. 1 next, has been announced
at the war department, as follows: De
partment of California—Maj. William P
Duvall, artillery corps; Capt. Frank Me-
Intyre. Nineteenth infantry. Department
of Colorado —Lieut. Col. James P Kerr
adjutant general's department; Capt.
Charles D. Rhodes. Sixth cavalry.
Department of Columbia—Maj. Sedg
wick Pratt, artillery corps; Capt. David B.
Gaillard. corps of engineers.
Department of Dakotas—Maj James \
Irons, inspector general; Capt. Dennis c"
Nolan, Thirtieth infantry.
Department of the East—Col. Thomas
H. Barry, adjutant general's department;
Capt. Frank DeW. Ramsey, Ninth in
fantry; William G. Haan. artillery corps
Department of the Lakes—Maj. John G.
D. Knight, corps of engineers; Capt Ben
jamin Alvord, Twentieth infantry.
Department of Texas—Lieut. Col. Fred
Smith, inspector general; Capt. Peyton C
March, artillery corps.
Division of the Philippines—Col. John
B. Kerr, Twelfth cavalry; Capt. William
Gibson, ordnance department.
Department of the Luzon—Lieut. CoL
William A. Simpson, adjutant general's
department; Capt. William C. Rivers
Department of the Vlsayas— Maj. Wil
liam A. Mann, Fourteenth infantry
Department of Mindanao—Lieut. CoL
Henry P. McCain, adjutant general's de
partment; Capt. P. E. Michie, Twelfth
It is the Intention to have the officers
named reach their respective stations
Aug. 10. when the general staff law goes
Into effect. This will necessitate the of
ficers assigned to the Philippines leaving
this country early noxt month. Each
ranking officer assigned to a department
will become the chief of staff of such
Get Sunday's Globe.
It will contain a write-up of the con
test, the prize winners and their pic
Mrs. Christine Lange Dies.
Mrs. Christine Lange, wife of Olivier
Lange, one of the old French residents
of the city, died yesterday at the resi
dence, 602 Robert street. Mrs. Lange
had been in ill health for some time,
but her condition was not such as to
give ground for alarm. Her death
was a shock to her many friends in the
city, where she had lived nearly all
her life. She was fifty years of age,
and leaves a husband and seven chil
dren. The funeral will take place from
the home Saturday morning.
Give the Farmers Pointers.
W. W. P. McConnell. state dairy and
food commissioner, returned yesterday
from Buffalo, Minn., where he attended
a meeting of the farmers of that coun
ty held yesterday. Prof. Green, of the
state agricultural college, addressed
the assemblage on the subject of hor
ticulture. Prof. McMillan on several
topics of general interest to the farm
er, Prof. McGuire on the feeding of
cattle, and Mr. McConnell on dairies
and dairy products.
Get Sunday's Globe.
It will contain a write-up of the con
test, the prize winners and their pic
Goes From Workhouse to Jail.
W. B. Hawley, who was re-arrested
when released from the workhouse
Wednesday, on a warrant charging him
with fraudulently securing $71.40 on
May 18. from C. M. Hunn. represent
ing himself as a conductor on a freight
train, waived examination yesterday ta •
police court and was bound over to the